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Eastland Centennial Memorial Library
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Eastland Centennial Memorial Library

210 South Lamar

Eastland, Texas 76448

254-629-2281

 

   The Eastland Library is a happening place. The hours the Library is open are from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. New books are arriving all the time. There are computers for the public to use. There is a genealogy department filled with history of events, places and families. The library depends on local volunteers for gifts of time and donations of books, magazines and money. 

   The genealogy department attracts people from many places whose roots reach back to Eastland County. The main project headed by Wanda Skinner is to get as many obits from the past as possible and have them in notebooks with a Master index for all. This will be a great resource for those who come in searching for information and also a quick resource for those who give of their time to help others.  You are cordially invited to spend some time in the library and see what an interesting place it is.

 

 

  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.)

 

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