Hardy's Chapel School
Navarro County, Texas


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Hardy’s Chapel School, Navarro County, Texas, 1915-1916

lst row (sitting on the ground), left to right: 1. Red Cox; 2. Fain
Carrel; 3. J. W. Lancham; 4. Robert Acock; 5. Unidentified, but
kneeling behind is Earnest East; 6. Tommy Holmes; 7. Unidentified; 8.
Leola Davidson; 9. Ethel Holmes; 10. Johnny Mahoney; 11. Myrtle
Holmes; 12. Unidentified.
2nd row (seated), left to right: 1. Isaac Thornton; 2. Wallace
Richardson; 3. Little boy visitor; 4. Thelma Wright(?); 5. Gertrude
Dorrie; 6. Beatrice Thornton; 7. Bernice Michael; 8. Donie Abbe; 9.
Velma Cox; 10. Lillian Richardson; 11. Myrtle Crain; 12. Odes (Bud)
3rd and 4th rows (standing), left to right: 1. Arthur Richardson; 2.
Lodes Thornton; 3. Harold Abbe; 4. Maybell Michael; 5. Jesse Cox; 6.
Bradley Cox; 7. Jesse Abbe; 8. Clarence Dorrie; 9. Dot Ballard
(teacher); 10. Truey Thornton; 11. Zada Richardson; 12. Alice Abbe;
13. Milton Acock; 14. Charlie Michael.


  • Here are 3 photos that my mom's Aunt Beatrice Thornton Keeling took circa 1915-1918. I've enclosed mom's email along with her captions for each (below each respective photo) for you to post onto the Navarro County Website. Happy Easter and regards, -Russell Smith Forwarded Message: Dear Russ:- I'm attaching captions for the three school photographs of students at Hardy's Chapel, 1915-1916, and Harmony Hill, 1917-1918 (students in upper grades) and one of the entire student body. It should be noted that all of these are by the courtesy of Beatrice Thornton Keeling who made them available to me. Thank you so much for scanning the pictures and forwarding them and these captions to Eric Wood. He will see that they get to the webmaster of the Navarro County website. (Includes the two photos for the Harmony Hill School)

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