Downtown Malakoff – 1956

from “The Tiger” Yearbook – 1956

Downtown Malakoff 1956


Miss Shrader is Bride-Elect of Marcus Jordan

from The Malakoff News
Friday, June 10, 1955

becky Shrader Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Shrader of Trinidad announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Alice to Mr. Marcus Lane Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Jordan of Malakoff.  The wedding ceremony will take place at 8:00 in the evening on July 11th at the Methodist Church in Trinidad.

Malakoff School Board (1948-1949)

Malakoff School Board 1948-49

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Malakoff Faces and Places – Ida Maye Gray Payne

Ida Mae Grey Payne

from The Malakoff News21 April, 1921

from The Malakoff News
21 April, 1921

NOTE: Ida Maye Gray was born 20 December, 1903 in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas to Bartley “Bud” Gray (1863-1918) and Rose Sellers Gray (1871-1912).  A talented and college-educated musician, Ida Maye taught music in the Malakoff schools, beginning in the 1920 school year.

She married William Britton “Son” Payne, Jr. on 15 April, 1921.  They had one son, William Bartley Payne, born on 12 January, 1922.  Ida Maye Gray Payne died on 27 March, 1923.  I have not, as of yet, found a death certificate to list cause of death.  She is buried in the Payne plot in the Malakoff City Cemetery beside William Britton “Son” Payne, Jr.