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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.


Halloween Coronation Flower Girls, 1966

Halloween Coronation Flower Girls, 1966

Flower Girls Laurie Durham and Jean Greer at the Halloween Queen Coronation Ceremony, 1966.

Beth Durham and JoNell Placker, 1962

Beth Durham and JoNell Placker, 1962

Friends Beth Durham and JoNell Placker, Fiberboard Employees, ca. 1962.

McMullen Brothers and Bruce Durham, 1965

McMullen Brothers and Bruce Durham, 1965

Mike and Carey McMullen with Bruce Durham, ca. 1965

Diboll High School Band Members, ca. 1977

Diboll High School Band Members, ca. 1977

Diboll High School band members Kathy Gartman, Jean Greer and Laurie Durham, ca. 1977.

Bruce Durham and Mark Shepherd

Bruce Durham and Mark Shepherd

Bruce Durham and Mark Shepherd with a catfish they caught at Manning Lake, ca. 1972

Fire Prevention Week ca. 1970

Fire Prevention Week ca. 1970

Anne Cooke, Laurie Durham and Jean Greer during Fire Prevention Week in Diboll, ca. 1970.

Pris Magill, 1957

Pris Magill, 1957

Pris Magill, wife of Cash Drugs pharmacist Ralph Magill in July 1957.

Five Generations of the Jordan Family, 1960

Five Generations of the Jordan Family, 1960

Five generations for the Jordan family, 1960
Lewis and Pamela Willis Jordan, daughter Vina Wells, granddaughter Louise Rector, great granddaughter Jane Stiles and great great grandaughter Malinda McKinney.

Mike Magill and Bruce Durham, 1959

Mike Magill and Bruce Durham, 1959

Friends Mike Magill and Bruce Durham smile for the camera in 1959.

Pretty Ladies

Pretty Ladies

Two unidentified Durham family or friends, possibly Ethel Durham on the right, 1920's.

Girl on Bridge

Girl on Bridge

Unidentified girl on a bridge, possibly Lillie Jordan.

Unidentified Child

Unidentified Child

Unidentified child in a backyard.

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