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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.


Substandard Housing in Diboll

Substandard Housing in Diboll

A Diboll neighborhood before the substandard housing was replaced with housing projects funded by Federal Grants in 1964.

FHA Housing Contract Bid

FHA Housing Contract Bid

Diboll Housing Authority Chairman Horace Stubblefield signs a resolution accepting  Temple Associates' bid for buillding 174 units for Diboll's FHA housing project. Seated: Clarance Williams, Federal Housing Administration Fort Worth offce, W. A. Roberts, Executive Director of Diboll Housing Authority, Stubblefied, Attorney Ward Burke and Architiect Harold Kammerling. Standing Housing Authority Commissioners Vernon Burkhalter, C. H. Shepherd jr., James Rhone and Willie Massey. Also Robert P. Woltz Jr. of the FHA in Fort Worth. From the Free Press, June 3, 1965.

Thomas Cosey Family

Thomas Cosey Family

Members of the Thomas Cosey Family were the first to recieve keys to their new home in the Diboll Public Housing units,allowing them to move from this substandard sawmill home on April 7, 1966.

Diboll High School 10th Grade Class, 1925-1926

Diboll High School 10th Grade Class, 1925-1926

Diboll 10th grade 1925-1926
Donated by Alisa Rowe
Back Row, 5th from Left: Ethel Durham

Durham Family Collage Photo, Diboll or Pineland

Paul Durham, Sr.

Paul Durham, Sr.

Possibly Paul Durham, Sr. with unknown child.

Durham Family Home, Diboll or Pineland

Alice Jeannette Durham, Pineland

Alice Jeannette Durham, Pineland

Alice Jeannette Durham in Pineland.

Pineland High School Class of 1933

Pineland High School Class of 1933

Pineland High School Seniors, 1933

2nd Row, 3rd from left: Alice Jeannette Durham

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