Swanson Sisters Get Together After Twenty Years

from The Malakoff News
Friday, May 10, 1957

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Noble in Corsicana was the scene of a gathering of Mrs. Noble’s seven sisters and their husbands for dinner on Sunday, April 21, 1957.

The eight sisters are daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Swanson, pioneer residents of Malakoff.  They were all born and reared in Malakoff and attended the Malakoff public schools.

This occasion had a special significance since it was the first time the sisters had been together since 1937 and in honor of the reunion, the above picture and colored movies were made during the afternoon.


The above group picture is that of the eight daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Swanson, who were all together recently for the first time since 1937.  Standing left to right, they are: Mrs. Don DePuy of Milford; Mrs. W. W. Jackson, Malakoff; Mrs. Monta Miles, Kerens; Mrs. Geo. F. Brooks, Temple; Mrs. Sue Mosshart, Houston; and Mrs. J. H. Noble, Corsicana.  Seated are Mrs. Ann Dillard and Mrs. Emma V. Ackerman, both of Fort Worth.

Standing from left to right in the picture, they will be remembered here as Josephine, Cordie, Cecil, Aline, Sue and Grace.  Seated are Ann and Emma V.

The picture was taken in the living room of Mrs. Noble’s home.  The oil portrait in the picture is of Mrs. Fred (Tommy Jean) Maisel, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble.

In the afternoon, the family was joined by Dr. and Mrs. Bill G. Brooks of Ft. Worth, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brooks; and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jackson and Janice and W. L., Jr.  Mr. Jackson is a son of the W. W. Jacksons of Malakoff.


Baptists Accept Church Plans

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 12, 1954


The architect’s drawing above is the exact likeness of the future First Baptist Church in “The Lignite City.”  The plans of the building committee were unanimously accepted without change in a church business conference on Sunday morning.  The new structure is designed to be gotten underway following appropriate ground-breaking ceremonies scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 21st – the first day of Spring.  The present church building is to be converted into a modern educational building for the Sunday School Department.  The total expense outlay in the building is estimated at $40,000.

Neal Lawson Named President of Local Rotary Organization

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 18, 1955

In the regular Tuesday noon meeting  this week of the Malakoff Rotary Club, Neal Lawson, principal of the elementary department of the Malakoff Public Schools, was elected president for the coming Rotary year.

Other officers named included Dr. Clifford Haynes as vice-president and James E. Bien, who was re-elected secretary of the civic organization.NealLawson2

The directors for the coming year, which begins on the first Tuesday in July, will include C. O. Dodson, retiring president; T. H. Oliver of Trinidad; C. C. Lake; and Richard Tanner.

Payne is Speaker

For the Tuesday meeting, the club had as its guest speaker, J. Howard Payne, Dallas postmaster.  Mr. Payne, a Rotarian for the past 38 years, was the guest of an old friend, Rotarian E. H. Gatlin, program chairman for the day.

Other visitors for the Tuesday program were Frank LaRue, John R. Gibson, and Charles Hawn of the Athens Club and Joe Butler and R. L. Harris, Rotarians from Corsicana.


Revival Team to Lead Baptist Meeting Here

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 13, 1964

Deacon Fred Cherry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Joe Abston of Weatherford, Texas, will be in Malakoff beginning Sunday to conduct a week’s revival campaign at the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Cherry, an ordained deacon, is regarded as one of America’s leading evangelists.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, a petroleum engineer, and was an all-conference end on the football team at OU.  He is a veteran of World War II and served in battle action as a combat officer.DSC_0418

Mr. Abston is director of music and education at the Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford.

During the week’s series, the local pastor, the Rev. D. D. Simpson announced, two services will be held each day, at 10:30 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m.  The nursery, he said, will be open for both the morning and evening programs.  The meeting will continue for one week, closing with the evening service on Sunday, March 22.

Charles Majors in Race for Sheriff, Henderson County

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 13, 1964

Charles Majors of Athens announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for sheriff of Henderson County in the Democratic primaries.  He filed for a place on the ballot with Bill Kugle, chairman of the county’s Democratic executive committee.

Majors served a year and a half on police work for the City of Athens and later was a deputy sheriff for five years.  he is now employed as a supervisor at the Curis Mathes manufacturing Company.DSC_0420

he was born at Brownsboro and was reared in Athens, having moved there when he was a child.  He was graduated from Athens High School and attended Henderson County Junior College.

A veteran of World War II, he served for two years with the U. S. Air Force, including foreigh service in the European Theatre.

He is a member of the First Christisn Church and a charter member of the Lions Club.

Mrs. Majors is the former miss Marcile Coker of Athens.  They have three children – Mike, 16; Shirley, 7; and Melisa,4.