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Thrailkill Family History

Harvey Harrison Thrailkill was born in Belcherville, Texas on June 22, 1892. He died in Pollok, Texas on October 8, 1975. He married Edna Rose Monroe between 1916 and 1920. They had four children, Harvey, Clyde, Mary Ellen, and Verdie Joe. Harvey Harrison, his father, and his brothers were stone and brick masons.


Harvey Thrailkill's Memoir

Harvey Thrailkill's Memoir

Harvey Harrison Thrailkill was born in Belcherville, Texas on June 22, 1892. He died in Pollok, Texas on October 8, 1975.  He married Edna Rose Monroe between 1916 and 1920.  They had four children, Harvey, Clyde, Mary Ellen, and Verdie Joe.  HarveyHarrison, his father, and his brothers were stone and brick masons.  He originally handwrote this memoir in 1972, but a family member typed this copy from the original manuscript. 

Harvey Thrailkill Photo Album

Harvey Thrailkill Photo Album

Harvey Harrison Thrailkill was born in Belcherville, Texas on June 22, 1892. He died in Pollok, Texas on October 8, 1975.  He married Edna Rose Monroe between 1916 and 1920.  They had four children, Harvey, Clyde, Mary Ellen, and Verdie Joe.  Harvey Harrison, his father, and his brothers were stone and brick masons.

Harvey assembled  this photo album in the early 1960's, and it contains photographs taken from 1910 through 1962. The album includes images of some of the public and private, commercial and residential buildings he constructed in Oklahoma and Texas. The album also includes photos of work completed in the Oklahoma coal and lead smelting boomtown of Kusa and railroad boomtowns of Henryetta and Wagoner. Other towns in Oklahoma photographed include Goodwill, Tulsa, Yonkers, Bartlesville, Pauls Valley, and Perry. There also photographs of work in several Texas towns, including Wells, Zavalla, Lufkin, Fred, Tyler, Greggton (Pine Tree), and Nacogdoches.

Thrailkill Family, ca. 1898

Thrailkill Family, ca. 1898

The Thrailkill family, ca. 1989.  Seated, from left: Sarah (age 39), baby Rufus (age 10 months), Harvey (age 6), and Wiley (age 41).  Standing from left: Nonnie (age 15), Maggie (age 12).

Farris Family Group, ca. 1911

Farris Family Group, ca. 1911

The Farris Family, dated ca. 1911 or 1912.

Tulsa Shoe Shop

Tulsa Shoe Shop

Photo is labeled "Daddy's shoe shop in Tulsa."

Family Photo, ca. 1913

Family Photo, ca. 1913

Photo is labled, "1913 or 1914."

East Side Shoe Shop, Tulsa, OK

East Side Shoe Shop, Tulsa, OK

Front of photo is labeled, "Daddy's shoe shop and Uncle Will, Tulsa."

Reverse of photo is labled, "H.H. Thrailkill in our shoe shop.  East Side Shoe Shop.  Tulsa, OK.  Uncle Will in our shoe shop."

Dewar-Henryetta Bridge

Dewar-Henryetta Bridge

Photo is labeled on reverse, "New bridge between Dewar and Henryetta,"

First Baptist Church, Kusa, OK, 1916

First Baptist Church, Kusa, OK, 1916

The congregation of First Baptist Church, Kusa, OK stands outside their church building on July 16, 1916.

Smelter at Kusa, OK, 1917

Smelter at Kusa, OK, 1917

Written on reverse, "Smelter at Kusa, OK.  Built in 1917.  The cross is Harvey laying fire brick on center wall of smelter block."

Thrailkill Family, ca. late 1920's

Thrailkill Family, ca. late 1920's

Wiley and Sarah Thrailkill (far right) with their children and grandchildren, ca. later 1920's.

Central I.S.D Building in Snow, 1940s

Central I.S.D Building in Snow, 1940s

A photograph of the Central Independent School District building after snowfall in the 1940s. The photo was taken by Nolan Wilson.

Central I.S.D. Senior Class 1939-1940

Central I.S.D. Senior Class 1939-1940

A photograph of the senior class of Central Independent School District for the year 1939-1940.
Senior Class Members are listed as follows:
Back Row (L-R): W. L. (Bill) Miller, Kenneth Brown, Rosalie Alexander, Dorothy Wilson, Gennie Robertson, Hazel Roach, Francis Madisette, Imogene Jones, Lillie Mae Richardson, Nell Dias, Jasper Williamson, Nolan Wilson, and Robert (Bob) Wise;
Middle Row (L-R): Eugene Card, Gladys O'Quinn, Lera Nell Williamson, Esther Durham, Polly Marker, Dorothy Denton, Helen Jones, Mary Arnold, and Mary Ellen Thrailkill;
Front Row (L-R): Arthur Chancey, Huff Bargainer, J. C. Redd, J. C. Mathis, Farris Donahoe, S. D. Burnette, and Crait Allen.
The writing on the back of the photo indicates that Dorothy and Adeel Free were absent for the photo.