Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal, June 1, 2000:
Trimble Place, a Midtown street, was named for Frank Trimble,
who was a prominent real estate man in Memphis in the late 1800s and
Born in Hazel Green, Ky., 60 miles east of Lexington, in 1840,
Trimble was educated in Kentucky.
When he was 23 three years old, he went to Illinois, and about
two years later moved to Memphis. His first business venture here
was in the dry goods field. He operated a store in the old Jackson
Block. A Goldsmith's store was later located there. A few years
later, Trimble moved to Somerville,
Tenn., where he was in the mercantile business for 20 years.
From there he went for a short while to Corsicana, Texas, before
returning to Memphis and entering the real estate business. He
established a firm called Frank Trimble and Co. and was later
associated with a man well known throughout the South in real
estate, S.R. Corbitt. They formed the firm of Trimble & Corbitt,
real estate dealers and promoters of immigration. They specialized
in the rich farm lands of the Yazoo Delta, selling plantations,
farms and large tracts of timberland.
Through extensive advertising in the North, the firm attracted
many families to the area surrounding Memphis. In addition to his
real estate dealings, Trimble was also a director in the Griffith
Casket Co. He was a Royal Arch Mason, a Knight of Pythias and a
member of the Episcopal Church. He and his wife, Lilly Shelton
Trimble, lived at 23 S. Diana in Memphis, though they had no
children of their own, the Trimbles adopted a nephew, Dr. W.F.
Trimble, and a niece, Estha Wilson, also lived with them.
Lilly Trimble died in 1899 and Frank Trimble died in 1915.
They are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, where an imposing monument
of a life-size angel kneeling beside a stone coffin marks their
Trimble Place in Midtown runs east from Diana Street to
Cooper. It is between Madison and Union.
Sources: The Commercial Appeal, Oct. 13, 1915. Notable Men of
Tennessee, Vol. 2, edited by Judge John Allison (Southern Historical
Association, Atlanta, Ga., 1905). Who's Who in Tennessee (Paul &
Douglass Co. Publishers, Memphis, 1911). Memphis Magazine, March
Story ran on August 24, 1995 - Columbia Tribune - Missouri
Patience has paid off for country-western songwriter Russ
Brown. Ten years
ago, he wrote `Don't Gamble.' This month, his father's rendition of
is riding a wave of popularity in Europe, cresting at No. 1 in the
Music has always played a part in Brown's life. His
Brown, wrote and recorded music in the 1940s. On a 1961 juke box in
room, Russ keeps his grandfather's music alive in a recording of
Mama.'' In the 1980s, a rockabilly group from Scotland bought rights
song and recorded it, Brown says. ``He was collecting royalties from
the day he died.''
Brown's earliest memories of life as a child in Corsicana,
Texas, are of his
father, Harold Dean, singing and playing with country-western bands.
always been a guitar around the house,'' Brown says, his accent
first syllable of guitar. ``I grew up around honky-tonks and dance
dance with mom while dad was playin'.''
Brown, now 27, wasn't playing guitar when he wrote ``Don't
Gamble.'' He taught
the ballad to his father by singing it over and over until his
father got the
hang of it. Brown likens the song to a ballad of regret. ``It's
the right gal the wrong thing too many times,'' he says with an easy
Brown usually starts his compositions with lyrics, developing
them around a
catchy phrase. Then, with the guitar, he builds a melody around the
Brown admits that the mood to write music can be fleeting. At times
months without writing any songs. ``It's a random thing. Sometimes
Besides looking to his father for inspiration, Brown listens
to Elvis Presley
and Billy Joel. ``If Elvis were a god,'' he says, the soft timbre of
belying a rich singing voice, ``Billy Joel would be a demigod. He's
a wordsmith. His words have always talked to me.''
The full impact of having a No. 1 hit finally hit Brown when
playlists from radio DJs in Europe, some with compliments scribbled
English. It was only then, he says, that he realized people were
his song and enjoying it. The ballad has never been released in the
Despite the song's success in Europe, Brown has no ambition to
himself. He prefers the creative aspects of writing to the rigors of
performing. He also likes spending time with his wife, Elizabeth,
2-year-old son, Grant.
``I've seen the hours my dad puts in on the road,'' he says.
``I'm too much of
By RICK TRUAX
Frost's Hill family in need after accident leaves wife paralyzed
By BARBARA FORMAN/Daily Sun Staff
No matter how prepared a person tries to
be, life can bring the unexpected and at times the unthinkable.
Since Dec. 11 Mark and Linda Hill, a family
in Frost, have been trying to put their lives back together after
experiencing the results of the unexpected and unthinkable.
Linda was on her way to work at Grand
Prairie Ford about 7:30 a.m. As she headed north on Interstate 35 an
accident occurred in front of her. Although she only tapped the car
before completely stopping, an equipment van coming from behind
never slowed down and hit her.
What had started out as an ordinary workday
left Linda with injuries that resulted in her becoming a
quadriplegic. The impact severed her spinal cord.
"I'm just scared to death, and I don't
know where to turn" Mark said. "Me and Linda worked hard
all our lives and tried to do the right things. I'm not used to
Since the wreck the only movement Linda has
left is in a shoulder.
"She can turn her right arm and hand a
little bit," Mark said. "The doctors (at Baylor
Rehabilitation Center in Dallas) are trying to teach her to drive a
Friends and neighbors in Frost are trying
to help the Hills and their 7-year-old daughter Makayla in their
time of need.
Mark said his daughter has done well since
the accident. He said the toughest times were the night after they
got home and her mother was not there.
Helen Dixon, who lives next door to the
Hills, said several people were trying to do what they could to help
during this difficult period. She said it has been really hard
because no one in the area had ever dealt with anything like this
"I didn't even know where to
start," Dixon said.
After she talked to Mark and several others
a special account was set up at Citizens National Bank in Frost for
the Mark Hill Family. Another account at Citizens National Bank in
Waxahachie has also been set up by Mark's place of employment, The
Mark said his company has been
exceptionally understanding and helpful since the accident occurred.
"They have been wonderful," he
Rick West and Robert Reeves, owners of
Cabinet Specialists, are providing the labor to build an additional
room onto the house for Linda. There are also benefit dinners and
fund-raisers being planned to help with some the astronomical
Once Linda is home, all of her activities
and regular daily routines will be from a wheelchair. Specially
constructed wheelchairs for quadriplegics cost around $20,000.
There is also a need for a van. Mark is
trying to trade his truck for a wheelchair-accessory equipped van.
Even though medical insurance will assist
with part of the hospital expenses, there are daily living expenses
and the additional expenses of trying to redesign an older house to
be wheelchair accessible.
The extra room for Linda will help, but
other changes in the house will be needed for the doors, shower and
bathroom. Ramps and other features will also have to be added.
Although Linda will eventually get
disability, it will not start for six months and it will not include
Medicare. There will be around-the-clock care once Linda is released
Because there was no long-term insurance
and the Hills do not qualify for any state assistance, Mark will
have to become the full-time caretaker.
Mark said he has gone to bed every night
wondering what he is going to do and how he can manage to keep the
"This is a lifetime thing," he
said. "We made a big mistake by not taking out long-term
If there are no new discoveries of any
movement, Linda will be released from rehabilitation on Feb. 18.
Mark is concerned about the length of time he has before the maximum
amount of coverage runs out, and about the 24-hour care his wife
"It's hard, really hard," he
said. "You never think about something like this
Barbara Forman may be contacted via e-mail
at [email protected]
Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten, left,
hands a plaque to Ricky Murray at a retirement ceremony in his honor
held Friday at the Navarro County Justice Center. Murray was with
the NCSO for 19 years. Daily Sun photo/SCOTT HONEA
GELENE SIMPSON: Twins are remarkable in their own right
Twins have always intrigued me. My daddy
was a twin, but his twin sister, our Aunt Mable, was tiny and didn't
look a bit like him. My real impression about twins came from my
twin cousins belonging to my mother's brother, our Uncle Oscar. They
were and are identical twins, in my opinion, and were almost
indistinguishable when they were youngsters.
There is a special aura about twins when
they are together. They seem to share some special knowledge hidden
from us single personalities. The air is somewhat charged with
excitement when they are present, especially when they both come up
with the same remark simultaneously. It is as if we ordinary folks
are asking mentally, "What happened just now?" How
creative and imaginative they have always been, speaking of Uncle
People say that there is one twin in each
set who takes the lead. I don't know about any of the studies. I
just enjoy being around twins. Growing up in Corsicana, I had the
privilege to know the Hayes twins -- Dortha and Martha. They have
always held a special place in my heart. Through the years, they
have worked together on many fronts and have been a wonderful
complement to one another so that, although their personalities seem
very different, I can hardly think of one of them without thinking
of the other.
There used to be a sort of tradition about
giving twins rhyming names. It was very much in force when our daddy
and his twin sister were born in 1903. Granny named them Tommie Able
Riggs and Pearly Mable Diggs. When their surname "Duncan"
was added, that made quite a mouthful. I think it is interesting
that they were called Tom and Mable, not Riggs and Diggs.
Another thing that used to be the custom
with twins was that they would be dressed exactly alike, as if it
wasn't difficult enough to tell them apart anyway, especially the
identical ones. In recent times, though, this trend has lost favor
it seems. Parents may be afraid that the individual personalities
may be thwarted by too much emphasis on "twinness."
Nevertheless, I like to see twins dressed
alike. In fact, I like to see mothers and daughters, sisters and
sisters, etc., dressed alike. I guess this preference dates me as
part of the old school. Well, so be it. Maybe it comes to me from my
Scottish ancestors who had a special tartan worn by all members of
I find it interesting also that many times
twins who were separated at birth or when very young, still find
they have much in common when they meet as adults. Often they have
chosen the same or similar jobs or professions, have married at
about the same time, and have many similar tastes, although they
have not had any contact over the years.
Also twins who lost their twin at birth and
never got to have the full twin experience seem to know they are
missing something and always wish for their twin with a special
longing not to be satisfied in this world.
Well, what got me on the subject of twins
was the fact that Twin Days are coming up on the calendar tomorrow
and Thursday. My mother set a great store by planting on Twin Days.
If I let Twin Days go by without doing something constructive in the
garden or flower bed, I have a guilty conscience for sure. But this
time, as in most of the previous year, I will have to let these
special days pass without any input.
If the rest of you go-getters will get
outside and take my place in the effort to replenish the earth with
flowers, shrubs, trees, and all manner of growing things, I would
greatly appreciate it.
And all you twins out there, enjoy your
special days and always stay close companions to one another. You
are truly remarkable.
Gelene Simpson is a Daily Sun columnist.
Her column appears Tuesdays.
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5/20/2002 Davis named new principal of
From Staff Reports
King Davis has been named new principal of
Carroll Elementary. Davis will replace Euradella Yarbough, who is
retiring May 31 after 39 years as a teacher and principal in
Corsicana Independent School District.
The CISD approved Davis' hiring at
Thursday's regular board meeting. Davis is currently the vocational
adjustment coordinator at Dallas Kimball High School after three
years as a content mastery/contact teacher and varsity assistant
football coach at Lufkin High School. Davis, who holds a
certification in special education, also worked for five years as an
eighth and ninth grade resource math teacher at Lufkin Middle
Davis received a bachelor's degree from
Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993. He recently completed
his master's degree at SFA.
Davis was an adviser of Pan-Hellenic
Council at SFA from 1996-1999 and sponsor of the Boys To Men
Mentoring Program from 1997-1999.
"(Davis) met with the site base
(decision making committee) at Carroll and he fits all of our
criteria for what we were looking for in a principal," said
superintendent Dr. Jim Dickson. "We're looking forward to him
working with the staff and students at Carroll. He has a very
diverse education background working with young people. We are very
pleased he is joining our district."
In other district administrative moves,
Corsicana High School assistant principal Robert Martinez will
assume the assistant principal duties at Josˇ Antonio Navarro
Elementary this summer. Martinez is stepping into the position
vacated by Debbie Cottar when she was elevated to principal at the
in December. (sic)
Cooley & Kevin W. Fisher
2 Texas performers have ties to city
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two company members with family ties in the Corsicana area, brighten
the Pioneer Amphitheatre in the spirit of Texas with 140 other
professional company members. They will contribute their talents to
the 1999 season of Texas , an outdoor musical set in the aesthetic
Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo. Texas has dazzled an international
audience since 1966.
Glenn Cooley recently was resident stage manager at The Performing
Arts Center at Purchase College, the largest presenting arts
organization in the New York metropolitan area. There he worked with
companies and artists such as the New York City Ballet, Meryl
Tankard Australian Dance Theatre, Alvin Alley American Dance
Theatre, Penn and Teller, Itzak Perlman, and Laurie Andersons
electronic theatre company.
Along with the 1997 Season of Texas , Glenn has been the stage
manager for numerous productions at The University of Texas
Performing Arts Center, was the assistant to the production manager,
and worked on productions including the National Broadway tour of
The Phantom of the Opera.
Now based in New York, Glenn is a graduate of The University of
Texas at Austin and has been associated with the Texas production
staff since 1995, and this year he holds the position of production
stage manager. Glenn is the son of Gary and Mary Cooley of
Kevin W. Fisher is returning to Texas for his second summer. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Fisher of Corsicana.
Kevin started his technical work at Corsicana High School in 1992
and has continued since. He has been involved with numerous shows on
the technical side for many years. Kevin is currently a senior at
Baylor University and will graduate in December with a Bachelor in
Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys the life of politics and lobbying in
Washington. He is a member of the Baylor chapter of the Young
Conservatives of Texas and is involved with the Republican Party of
Texas , a drama written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul
Green, is a tale of the early settlers of Texas who contributed to
the wonderment for the future of the land. Texas invites audiences
into an exciting world of discovery. Pioneers battle for its
possession, but ultimately friendships and teamwork unite the land
and set in motion its imminent growth.
The stage of Texas is enhanced by the beautiful landscape of the
Palo Duro Canyon with its stratified rock and verdant vegetation,
native to the Texas Panhandle. This attractive setting creates the
perfect backdrop for the tale, as it is a reminder of the land for
which the cattle ranchers and farmers struggled for survival.
Not only does Texas excite visitors with the mystique of the Canyon;
this delightful production also offers exciting song and dance,
titillating dialogue and colorful costumes and special effects to
provide an electrifying spectacle.
As Texas enters its 34th season, nearly 3 million people have been
fascinated by this spectacular production.
Texas plays from June 9 to August 21, 1999. The cost of tickets for
children under the age of 12 range from $4 to $19 and adult prices
range from $8 to $19. Texas plays all nights of the week except for
Sundays, and all performances begin at 8:30 p.m
Navarro County's Cade lives and breathes oil paintings
By RUTH THOMPSON/Daily Sun Staff
Witness a coyote howling at the moon, a
cheetah balancing on a log or a swan take off in flight at the
Warehouse Gallery. Local artist June Cade's work is being featured
this month until June 27.
Cade was born in Madill, Okla. and has
lived in Navarro County for 20 years. Mostly self-taught, Cade
started drawing when she was about 4 years old by trying to draw her
grandfather's portrait. She did attend the Dallas Art Institute the
1940s, and took enough lessons in oil painting, about 38 years ago,
to learn how to mix colors.
"I prefers oils because it's easier to
show light and shadows and details; acrylic paintings usually have
too many details," Cade said.
Though Cade now only paints in oils, she
has also used pencils, pens, charcoal, and pastels. The Warehouse
has one sephtone sketch (a kind of charcoal) of an old woman she did
in her earlier days. While she has never painted in watercolors, she
likes many water color paintings. Still her favorite paintings are
oils done by old master painters, Remebrandt and Michelangelo. She
also greatly admires Howard Terpning of Tucson, Ariz., who mostly
paints Native Americans.
"I've never been completely satisfied
with my paintings, and that's why I keep painting. I know I'm not
perfect, but with each painting I hope to improve," she said.
"Art is the third most important subject in my life. It comes
right after God and my family. So I try to improve as much as I
An oil painter for 35 years, Cade has sold
over 50 paintings to a European businessman, and many more to
private and corporate collections throughout the United States and
parts of Europe. She has taught private art lessons for 25 years
(she used to teach in the back of the Warehouse for the Corsicana
Art League), but currently does not teach because she no longer has
While most of her paintings shown at the
Warehouse feature wildlife, she does have some landscapes and
portraits displayed as well.
"I've painted portraits forever and I
liked it," Cade said. "But now I'm more interested in
painting animals. I like animals, especially big ones, because I can
use more colors and detail to show the contrast of light and shadows
For her animal pictures she usually takes
pictures (or someone else takes pictures for her) then sits down in
her studio to paint them, though sometimes she paints on sight.
"I really approve of the paint on
sight method, but I just don't really like the outside. I prefer my
studio to bugs and wind," she said. "When I paint, I tune
everything out. Nothing else goes through my mind. When I'm
painting, I paint what I feel. And when I'm irritated by bugs I
can't paint as well."
Since she has lived on ranches almost all
her life, she has always been fascinated with horses. For that
reason she has painted many horses over the years, especially
Arabians. "White Lighting" is the only one featured in
Cade is also a member of the American
Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) since 1990 and has traveled all
over the world to art galleries and museums with her sisters and
husband. She has won Best of Shows, People's Choice Awards and Blue
Ribbon Awards. Her paintings have been displayed in galleries across
the country; her most Recant shows include Mountain Oyster Club Art
Show in Tucson, Ariz., Salon International 2002 Art Show in San
Antonio and Sohyun Gallery Show & Sale in New York City.
On the net: www.junecadeart.com or email
June Cade at: [email protected]
Ruth Thompson may be contacted via e-mail
at [email protected]