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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.


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.

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