In the library you can find notebooks filled with history of small towns as well as the largest ones of the county. As we worked on these books, many interesting items were found. One was named Real Pioneer: The pioneer club was organized May 25, 1935 with twelve charter members with Mrs. Anna Scott Townsend as the first president an Mrs. Ida Hargus the first vice president. The office of secretary-treasurer was Mrs. Josie Steele Jones and Mrs. Carrie Woods as chaplain. One requirement to be a member was that they had resided in the county for fifty years. the club was to meet on the forth Thursday of each month with a luncheon. The club today maintains a membership of twenty-five and Mrs. Pat Crawford in president. Charter members were from left: Mrs. Townsend (born 1868 and came to Texas in 1881) Mrs. Josie Jones (1877-1879) Mrs., Annie Day (1870-1879) Mrs. Berry Hargus (1873-1893); Mrs. Sallie Hill (1867-1879); Mrs. Ella Westbrook (1865-1879); Mrs. Carrie Woods, (1875-1875); Other charter members are not pictured: Vel Johnson Truly, Ida Hargus Jones, Ora Duff Jones, Lillie Federman Watson and Exe Cole Hunt. This photo was made in 1935.
(If you would enjoy seeing the picture, visit the library. It is my feeling that the dates are the birthdate and the date they came to Texas.)