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Durham Family Collection, 1910's-1960's

The Durham family has long been associated with Diboll, Texas, particularly in the lumber industry and the Diboll Free Press. The Durham Family Collection primarily consists of photographs focusing on Paul Durham, Jr. and wife Jimmie Beth Durham during their years at Diboll High School, their high school friends, Paul Jr.’s career at the Diboll Free Press, the Diboll Housing Authority construction projects, and numerous landmarks and members of the Diboll community. These are selected images and publications from that collection.


Bruce and Laurie Durham Fishing at Boggy Slough

Bruce and Laurie Durham Fishing at Boggy Slough

Bruce and Laurie Durham fishing at Boggy Slough Hunting Club, ca. 1968.

Mary Lou Durham, 1950

Mary Lou Durham, 1950

Mary Lou Durham stands in front of her grandmother Lucy Temple's cadiallac in 1950.  Mary Lou's parents were Buster and Martha Temple Durham and her materal grandparents were Lucy and Henry Gresham Temple.

1948 Diboll High School Football Team

1948 Diboll High School Football Team

Diboll High School football team in 1948: L.E. Gordon (Tip) Brashear, L.T. Glenn Hines, L.G. Joe Ed Curry, C. Van, Davison, R.G. Henry Tow Sanford, R.T. Frank Smith, R.E. Charles Placker, Q.B. Wallace Dean, R.H. Isadore Mirando, F.B. F.B. Kenneth Vaughn, L.H. H.A. Brown.  The photo was featured in the October 30, 1948 Buzz Saw newspaper with an accompanying article by Paul Durham. 

1950 Senior Class Visits Pineywoods Business College

1950 Senior Class Visits Pineywoods Business College

Diboll High School's 1950 Senior class visited Pineywoods Business College. Seated left to right: Nancy Nivens, Jo Lynn Holcomb, Betty Smith, Juanita Guerra, Robert Ramsey. Second row: Pineywoods owner Pat Scoggins, Jean Snarr, Dorothy Tims, A. Kervin, Charlene Sally Minton, Peggy Boren, Betty Marie Smith, Ruth Tatum, Jean Gunter, Julia Schinke, Wallace Dean. Third row: Paul Durham, Jr., Charles Blake, Danny Mac Smith, Van Davison, Van Scarborough, Linwood Smith, Joe Curry, Robert Walters.  Fourth row: Jack Goins, Gordon Brashear, Charles Placker.

1950 Typing Class, Diboll High School

1950 Typing Class, Diboll High School

Diboll High School Typing Class, 1950.
Left to right from back wall, left row: Robert Walters, Avery Jones, Jimmie Beth Jordan, Billie Jean Walker and Teacher Tina Jo Griswald.
Far Right from back to front: Joyce Read, Joe Ed Curry, Ona Faye Bobbitt, Jo Nell Vaught

Jimmie Beth Jordan, Jo Nell Vaught, Martha Honea, 1949

Jimmie Beth Jordan, Jo Nell Vaught, Martha Honea, 1949

Jimmie Beth Jordan, Jo Nell Vaught and Martha Honea ride in a horse drawn wagon in 1949.

Paul Durham, Sr. with Prince, ca. 1927

Paul Durham, Sr. with Prince, ca. 1927

Woods foreman Paul Durham, Sr. with his horse named Prince near Fastrill, ca. 1927.

Girls with Bats

Girls with Bats

Friends Jo Nell Vaught, Jimmie Beth Jordan, Billie Walker and Peggy Boren pose with baseball bats at Old Miller Park in May 1950.

Charles Placker on Senior Boys Camping Trip, 1950.

Charles Placker on Senior Boys Camping Trip, 1950.

Charles Placker looks at the camera on the class of 1950 senior boys camping trip.

Bill Ferguson and Van Davison

Bill Ferguson and Van Davison

Bill Ferguson and Van Davison at Diboll High School, April 1947.

Halloween King and Queen, 1949

Halloween King and Queen, 1949

1949 Diboll High School Halloween King and Queen Peggy Boren and Van Davison.

Houston Fat Stock Show Attendees, 1951

Houston Fat Stock Show Attendees, 1951

Fat Stock Show attendees (left to right) Joe Wilkerson, Leo Carnley, Van Davison, Larry Scarborough, February 1951.

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