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Arrington Family's Photographs of Diboll, ca. 1890s-1920s

The Arrington family was a pioneer family in the Diboll and Burke areas of Angelina County, Texas. This collection consists of vintage photographs depicting members of the Arrington family; early Diboll school classes; members of prominent Diboll families such as the Massingills, Renfros, Stovalls, and Ashfords; and Diboll's Woodmen of the World members and Woodmen Circle members. The photographs show early images of individuals who later became leaders in the Southern Pine Lumber Company or Texas politics such as P. H. Strauss, E. C. Durham, Ernest Rutland, O. H. Weise, Titus Mooney, Rhoda Faye Chandler, and I. D. Fairchild.


Accident School, 1890s

Accident School, 1890s

The Accident School ca.1890s
Back row right to left: Holly Warner, Nancy Prewitt, Minnie Arrington, Hobby Stovall, Doc Warner, Louisa Smith, Ann Warner, Laura Massingill.
Middle row: Debbie Massingill, William Warner, Jennie Warner, I. D. Fairchild, Willie Warner, Tobe Smith.
Front row: Lee Massingill, Maude Arrington, Paralee Warner, Emit Massingill.

Diboll School Library

Diboll School Library

Diboll School Library
Mrs. Kate Arrington (at desk)
Secrest Lancaster at table on right
Mrs. Gresham at table on left (in shadow)

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s
Possibly a wedding or a Sunday outing
Standing left to right: Lois Kyle, Ruth Ashford, Bessie Stovall, Callie Massingill, Willie Mae Florence, Talmage Arrington, Allie warner.
Sitting:  Autrey, Marguerite Raif, Vida Stovall.

Diboll School Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900

Diboll School Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900

Diboll School Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900
Front row: Lee Waltman, Billy Ashford, unknow, Grady Steed, Dana Copes, Nellie Mae Manning, Clara McCarty.
Middle row: Homer Rogers, dudley Warner, Clara Powell, Ethel Weeks, unknown, Bessie partin, Johnnie McCarty, Bobbie Vaughn, Ruth Ballinger, Kate Bradley.
Back row: Connor boy, Bruce Christian, Juanita Tucker, Alice Ashford, Teacher P. D. Renfro, Carter Renfro, J. Talmage Arrington, Howard Fairchilds.

Community Group

Community Group

Community Group, date unknown
Group photo possibly of church/community event taken beside what is believed to be the old auditorium.
 

Diboll School Ninth Grade, 1925

Diboll School Ninth Grade, 1925

Diboll School Ninth Grade, 1925
Front row: Lola Weisinger, Teacher Miss Fish, N. L. Allen Jack Jordan,
Second row: Estelle Weisinger, Clarisa Cook, Veda Cook, Morelle Moss and P. H. Strauss.
Third row: Elwin Burroughs, Bill Jones, unknown, Helen Kelly, Carrie Coan, Minnie Hazel Durham, Burgess, Archie Ferguson, Rhoda Faye Chandler, Bill Agee.
Back row: unknown, Herman Snooks Estes, R. C. Loske, Clayton Kellow, Edger Austing and Frank Austin.

Diboll Summer School

Diboll Summer School

Diboll Summer School, date unknown
Identifications marked on front of photo include:
Teacher Ms. Mantooth, Ada Tucker, Malone, Frankie Broker, Scrogins, Harry Prewitt, Harris girl, Att Byrd. 

Diboll Elementary School, ca. 1915

Diboll Elementary School, ca. 1915

Diboll Elementary School, ca.1915
Teacher: Mary Agee
Children identified: Rhoda Faye Chandler, P. H. Strauss, bill Agee, Vera Williams, Nat L. Allen, Auzora Massey (Quarles)
Fourth from right on front row: Bill Jones

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group, date unknown
Kate Arrington written on back

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group, date unknown
Diboll School children

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group, date unknown
A photograph of Diboll school children

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group

Diboll School Group, date unknown
A photograph of Diboll school children

Five Ladies

Five Ladies

Five Ladies, date unknown
Five young ladies left to right: Susy Powell, Jessie Warner, Frankie Broker, Emma Brannen and Willie Smith.
 

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s

Talmage Arrington Group, ca. 1900s
Jessie Warner, Frankie Broker, Beulah Brannen, Mattie Warner Weeks, Callie Massingill, J. Talmage Arrington, Emma Brannen.
 

Diboll Community Band, ca. 1910

Diboll Community Band, ca. 1910

Diboll Community Band, ca. 1910
Back row second from left: P. H. Strauss
Front row, left to right: 1. Brannen, 2. unknown 3. unknown 4. E. C. Durham, 5. unknown 6. Ernest Rutland, 7. unknown 8. O. H. Weise. 9. unknown 10. unknown
 

TSE Section Gang, ca. 1920

TSE Section Gang, ca. 1920

TSE Section Gang, ca. 1920
Texas South Eastern Railroad Track Section Gang with Patrick Frank Sullivan.
 

Southern Pine Employees, 1907

Southern Pine Employees, 1907

Southern Pine Employees, 1907
Southern Pine Lumber Company employees in front of commissary.

Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop, date unknown
Diboll blacksmith shop, possibly showing Jeptha Talmage Arrington.
 

Gus Allen

Gus Allen

Gus Allen, date unknown
Gus Allen and another man inside what appears to be a blacksmith's shop in Diboll, Texas.

Syrup Making

Syrup Making

Syrup Making, date unknown
Syrup making at John Wright's house,
Right to left: W. L. Arrington (cooking syrup), Basset Copes, Pedigo Kellow, Robert Wright, unknown, Mable Wright, JoAnn Wright, unknown , Mrs. John Wright, Jewel Wright, John Wright.
 

Woodmen of the World, ca. 1908

Woodmen of the World, ca. 1908

Woodmen of the World, ca. 1908
Group photo of Woodmen of the World Lodge and Woodmen Circle at Diboll. Taken at Ryan Chapel.
Woodmen of the World Top row: Will Carter, John Broker, Young Spivey, Will Evans, Bill Evans, Lee McCarty, Holly Warner, Tom Lester, Sam Lockhart, John Weeks, Hobbs Kelley, Monroe Smith, Talmage Arrington, Willie Thomas, Charlie Weeks.
Second row: Ken McCarty, Millard Conner, George Morris, Buddy Courtney, Frank Sullivan, Tom Treadwell, Dave Adams, Moses Prewitt, Walter Broker, David Wright, Bob WEeks, Bob Duncan, Frank Weeks. 
Bottom row: Mrs. Earl Kellow, Clyde Russell, Tom Lakey, Herman Wright, Ray Thomas, Will Smelley, Johnnie McCann, Thompson Broker, Titus Mooney, Eric Sturrock. Woodman Circle Ladies: Mrs. Frank Weeks, Mrs. Earl Kellow, Mrs. Cornelia Broker, Mrs. laura Jayroe, Mrs. Ed Steed, Mrs. Effie Weeks, Mrs. Minnie Green, Miss Miller, Miss Emma Broker, Mrs. Sam Lockhart, Mrs. McCarty, Mrs. Moses Prewitt, Mrs. Sudie Mooney, Viola Weeks.