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Contributed By Carol Hafner

Photo #0001 - Inside view of store with three men. Clock has H. Iversen & Co. Jewelers and Opticians Corsicana.

Photo #0002 - Methodist Church

Photo #0003 - Unknown House with unknown family on front porch.

Photo #0004 - Faschu home (from back of photo).

[According to Bonnie Woolverton this should be Foscue. There is a William J. Foscue who lived in Neches. He is featured in an article from A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas published by Lewis Publishing Company in 1893.

Photo #0005 - Unknown Home

Photo #0006 - Dunn House before change (from back of photo).

Photo #0007 - From back of photo:
"Aunt (Mama Uncle
Lizzie Seldon, Press Bell
at Grandfather Hass?? old
Elizabeth Hufft:

Lizzie Sheldon is Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Sheldon, who was called Lizzie. She had a sister named Janie Lucy Kennedy, who married Claudius Robert Bell. Lizzie is my great-grandmother. The man, I believe, is Nathan Preston ("Press") Bell, brother of Claudius Robert Bell. These people mentioned in the photo are the maternal aunt and paternal uncle of Bessie Bell (Elizabeth Louise Bell). Bessie was born in Neches about 1904, and Bessie was my grandfather's first cousin.  I am not sure who the younger girl is in the photo-- it could be one of Lizzie's half-sisters, either Alpha Anna Kennedy or Minnie Lou Kennedy. "Grandfather H_____" is probably James S. Hanks, second husband of Louezer Dial Bell, mother of Claudius Robert Bell. Claudius Robert Bell, Louezer Dial Bell Hanks Ezell and James S. Hanks are buried in the Neches Cemetery. Tombstone photos for Louezer (close up) and Claudius (close up).

Lizzie and Janie were the daughters of John Thomas Kennedy, an educator in East Texas and a Methodist minister. He died 1879 in Neches and is buried in the Old City Cemetery in Palestine.

Photo #0008 - Business Block South Side of Town Neches Texas
postcard of "Neches, Texas" (handwritten on back)

Photo #0009 - Business Block South Side of Town Neches Texas

Photo #0010 - Business Block South Side of Town Neches Texas

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