NEWSLETTERS

2017-Oct

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  • West Liberty becomes Dayton - 1831-1880s, First railroad track & city name change

  • The French Cemetery - Est 1835, French Cemetery, aka Pruett Family Cemetery

  • Crossroads Military Memorial - Est 9/11/2007, City of Dayton honors U.S. Military 

  • Parker Park - Est 1932, funded by John Parker’s will using funds left to Priscilla Club

  • Historic Homes - Est 1896, oldest home in Dayton built by Edmund Pruett

2017-Nov

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  • Black Cloud & Green’s Ferry - 1827-1873, Captain A.B. Hardin, Reason & Martha Green

  • Runaway Scrape & Texas History - 1820-1836, Texas Revolution, Alamo, Republic of Texas, Trinity River

  • Linney Cemetery - 1850s, 13 acres, oldest marked grave - Joseph Monroe Linney

  • Dr. Ernest Rowland Richter - (1912-1980), Dayton doctor 1936-1980, Richter Elementary

2017-Dec

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  • Black Gold, Texas Tea - 1901 Spindletop, Texaco, Gulf, Humble/Exxon, E. B. Picket, Esperson Dome

  • Dayton Police Department - 1940s, City Marshal J. S. Flowers, Frenchy Cashat, Police Chief Ken DeFoor

  • Fredda Alice Nottingham - (1904-1993), Stilson 1 room school, 45 years as teacher, 37 years as principal

  • Stilson Community - Est 1896 by O. H. Stilson, settled by Swedish immigrants (Seabergs, Nelsons)

2018-Jan

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  • Origins of Eastgate - 1859 I. J. Gallia advertised to Czechs, 1907 BSL&W Railroad via Eastgate

  • Dayton Public Schools Evolution - 1836 TX Declaration of Independence – Mexico failed to provide education

  • Dayton Rotary Club - 1926 Dayton Rotary admitted to Rotary International, who’s who of Dayton

  • Ripkowski Memorial - WWII – 9 sons served in WWII war zones, 2 sons in Korean War, 1 peacetime

2018-Feb

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  • Rice Farming Legacy - 1949 Iconic rice dryer built, 1909 - 8,000 acres farmed in Dayton

  • Depot Street - 1860 established with T&NO Railroad, train depot bldg. used until 1970s

  • Priscilla Club - Est 11/4/1910 – oldest chapter in Texas, built 1st city park on Winfree St.

  • What’s in a Name? - 2014 book “The Streets of Dayton, Texas” published by C. Wadzeck

  • Daniel Family Legacy - 1910 home built on S. Church St., Daytonite News, TX State Rep, Guam Gov.

2018-Mar

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  • Railways & Lumber - 1904 Dayton Lumber Company pine mill built; TV&N railway to Cleveland

  • Pioneer Pruetts Profile - 1824 Kenefick, lineage to Linneys, Dugats, Everetts, Greens, Munsons, Days

  • Dayton-Goose Creek Railway - 1917 Ross S. Sterling, TX governor, president of Humble Oil, railway charterer

  • Dayton Lumber Co. Operations - 1906 Owned 23,000 acres of yellow pine+ west of Trinity and saw mill

2018-Apr

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  • The First Bank - 1907 Dayton State Bank established 7 March 1907

  • First Newspaper & Its Owners - 1909 The Daytonite newspaper, owner M. P. Daniel sold to Walter Neel

  • Akokisa Indians - 1700s Indian relics discovered in Dayton (Jamison Hill) and Liberty (Daniel site)

  • Navratil Cotton Gin (Dayton) - 1926-1965 Last remaining Liberty County cotton gin of 9 built

2018-May

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  • The Price of Freedom - Commemorating Memorial Day, streets named for Dayton WWII casualties

  • Military Service Memorials - Memorial markers that identify Dayton citizens who served in armed forces

  • Old Spanish Trail & Old Liberty Rd - Dayton Crossroads moniker, history of OST and OLR

2018-Jun

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  • Winfree: People, Place, Streets - Old River Winfree town, Dayton evangelist/preacher Zachary Winfree, streets

  • The Munson Saga: Elizabeth - 1824-1840 widow, Day Lake league owner, mother of Martha Munson-Day

  • The Munson Saga: Martha - 1823-1860 widow of Edmund Pruett and William Orr, wife of Isaiah Day - Dayton's namesake

2018-Jul

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  • River of the most Holy Trinity -  Named Rio del Oro and Rio de la Santissima Trinidad by Spanish in 1600s

  • Martha (the town) - 1908 Shipping railroad stop near Hwy 321 railroad overpass, canning/pickling

  • Atascosito - 1756 Spanish military post near Trinity River within Atascosito District

  • 1956 Bicentennial Celebration - Event to celebrate 200th anniversary of Atascosito outpost (Liberty Co.)

2018-Aug

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  • Greens & Grants - 1800s First grants allocated by Mexico north of West Liberty (Kenefick)

  • Richard Green Jr. - 1764-1834 Richard Green (Old Fogy) biography

  • Reason Green - 1800-1867 Reason Green bio – known for ferry/facilitating Runaway Scrape

  • Cynthia Prewitt-Everett-Green - 1812-1871 Cynthia Prewitt bio – daughter of Beasley Prewitt/Pruett

  • Jerusha Hardin-Green - 1834-1883 Jerusha Hardin bio – daughter of Augustine Hardin & Maria Dever

2018-Sep

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  • Dr. Claxton Reginald Wilson - 1920-1028 Dr. Wilson’s bio – Liberty High graduate, Dayton Doctor as of 1947

  • Historic Downtown Dayton - Buildings classified as historic in Dayton (built prior to 1950)

2018-Nov

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  • Faith in New Spain - Catholicism vs. Protestantism – forced use of Catholic priests by colonists

  • 140 Years – First Baptist Church - Established 1878 – multiple names at multiple locations 

  • 100 Years – St. Anne’s Catholic - Established 1918 – multiple names at multiple locations

2018-Dec

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  • Dayton Historical Society - Established 1983 – initial focus on historical markers, saving the Old School

  • Lambda Alpha Sigma & Library - 1961 vision for a public library; multiple sites over time

  • Dayton Future Farmers of America - 1938 – establishment of Dayton ISD FFA chapter, L. J. Chachere

2019-Jan

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  • East Texas Colonization - 1825 – Liberty County Empresario Joseph Vehlein 

  • East Texas – Roots of Revolution - 1831 – Francisco Madero, Mexico Land Commissioner; Law of 1830

  • First Land Owners - 1831 – List of Vehlein domain to whom land titles were issued

  • Colonists Letter to Mexico - Nov 1827 – Letter defending validity of settlement of Libertad properties

2019-Mar

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  • William “W.T.”  Jamison Sr. Family - 1878-1962 – WT bio, born in Angleton, working at Dayton St. Bank by 1918

  • James Robert “Bob” Jamison - 1930-2012 – Bob’s bio, born in Dayton, author of book about Dayton

  • Santa, His Reindeer Airplane, … -  Excerpt from book written by Bob Jamison

2019-Apr

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  • Jamison Log Cabin - 1878-1962 – WT bio, born in Angleton, working at Dayton St. Bank by 1918

  • James Robert “Bob” Jamison - 1930-2012 – Bob’s bio, born in Dayton, author of book about Dayton

  • Santa, His Reindeer Airplane, … - Excerpt from book written by Bob Jamison

2019-May

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  • State Rep Charles Sumner Brown - 1857-1945 – C. S. bio, Dayton state rep from 1918-1920

  • 75th District Judge Rusty Hight - 1946-2012 – Rusty bio, 75th District Court Judge (2002-2010)

  • Governor Marion Price Daniel Sr. - 1910-1988 – M.P.’s bio, Texas state rep, governor, … (born in Dayton 1910)

2019 Jul

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  • Old Spanish Trail - 16th century – a 700-mile Spanish trade route; 2,750 coast-to-coast highway

  • OST 10th Anniversary - 1938 – Dayton high school band travels/performs, sponsor W. T. Jamison

  • Band Composition - 1937-1938 Dayton high school band photo, individual names and instruments

2019 Aug

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  • Linney Cemetery, Assoc, Family, … - Linney heritage – cemetery, assoc., family, town, creek, streets, subdivision

  • Linney Lineage - 1800-1871 – Michael Linney settles in Liberty County

  • Making History - Linney & Acie Cemeteries – fence removal

  • Acie Cemetery - Historic gravesites – Henderson Day (1855-1940) & wife Melinda (1856-1894)

2019 Sep

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  • Anniversary Edition - Origin of Dayton History News pamphlet

  • Test Your Knowledge - 30 multiple choice questions for past issues of Dayton History News articles

2019 Oct

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  • Making The News - Daytonite – Dayton’s first newspaper & owner/publisher Walter Neel

  • Daytonite News Article - 1916 – Excerpt from front page of Feb. 24, 1916 issue of Daytonite News

  • Daytonite Printing Press & News - Donation of Daytonite printing press and newspapers to Old School Museum

2019 Nov

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  • Pomella’s Recollections (3 pages) - Excerpts from speech by lifelong citizen Pomella Moran (1904-2004)

2020 Mar

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  • Lewis, Daniel Sr. & The Daytonite - 1910 Houston Post article written by Judd Mortimer Lewis (1867-1945)

  • Memoirs of Pomella Eaton - Continuation of speech by lifelong citizen Pomella Moran (1904-2004)

  • Memoirs of John Hlavaty - History of Dayton schools by lifelong citizen John Hlavaty (1893-1980)

2021 Jun

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  • Historic Drug Stores - Heal’s Drugstore bought by McGinty brothers; serviced Dayton for 75 years

  • Memoirs of John Hlavaty - Reprint and continuation of History of Dayton schools written by Hlavaty

2021 Jul

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  • History of Dayton Public Schools I, II - 1952 speech by Katy Griffiths at Woodrow Wilson school dedication

  • History of Dayton Public Schools III - Biography of Katy Griffiths, conclusion of her speech at Woodrow Wilson

2021 Sep

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  • Traversing America via the OST - Article about November 2020 Old Spanish Trail anniversary parade

  • Lester Ray Wisegerber – Family Roots - Bios of local Wisegerber & Griffith ancestors – Dayton/Old River/Mt. Belvieu

2021 Oct

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  • Aaron Chester Holbrook Sr. - Excerpts from six 1945 issues of Liberty Vindicator about Chester Holbrook

  • The Holbrook Family Lineage - Bios of local Holbrook ancestors – Dayton, Pasadena

  • Holbrook Street - Excerpt - Excerpt 2014 book “The Streets of Dayton, Texas” published by C. Wadzeck

2021 Nov

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  • The Legacy of Boyd Arnold - 1928-2017 – Biography of Boyd Arnold (2 pages)

  • Arnold Family Legacy - Bios for Boyd’s father thru 5GGF Arnold ancestors

2021 Dec

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  • The Legacy of Bill Moreau - Bio of Bill Moreau

  • Leo and Maydee Moreau - Bios of Bill’s parents

  • Clayton Street Honoree - Excerpt 2014 book “The Streets of Dayton, Texas” published by C. Wadzeck

  • More About Bill - Continuation of Bill Moreau biography

2022 Mar

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  • William Lewis Duncan - 1786-1836 – Bio of Duncan from Dayton grant allocation by Madero to death

  • William Berry Duncan - 1818-1867 – Bio of Duncan’s son, renown from book “Moss Bluff Rebel”

  • Gillard-Duncan House - Info about 1848 Gillard-Dillard house at Sam Houston Center/Library

2022 May

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  • Brighteyes Legacy - 1897-1977 – Bio of Eric Neuman Sr.  born in Wallisville, in Dayton 47 years

  • Eric Neuman, Jr. (1932-2016) - 1932-2016 – Bio of Eric Neuman Jr. born in Dayton

  • Newman/Neuman American Heritage - France and Louisiana origins of Neuman family; “Brighteyes” middle name

2022 Aug

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  • Westel Theron Ford Legacy - 1829-1913 – Bio of Westel Theron Ford; 1888-1967 Bio of Westel Ford Sr.

  • Milo Westel Ford Sr. Legacy - 1888-1967 – Bio of Milo Ford Sr. (continued)

  • Milo Westel Ford Jr. - 1918-2014 – Bio of Milo Ford Jr.

  • Pruett-Ford Home - Pruett home on S. Winfree purchased by Milo Sr. Ford in 1924

2022 Sep

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  • Frank Norcross & Lucy Tilton Legacy - Bio for Frank (1879-1951) & Lucy (1882-1970) and Frank’s ancestry

  • Stephen & Selina Brashear - Bio for Lucy’s maternal grandparents (parents of her mother)

  • John Tilton Sr. & Effie Brashear - Bio for Lucy’s parents

  • Charles Tilton & Annie Barber - Bio for Lucy’s grandparents

  • Tilton Legacy - 1953 obituary for Lucy’s mother – Effie Sophia Brasher-Tilton

2022 Oct

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  • City of Dayton – Origins - Basic history of Dayton from settlement with focus on first city hall

  • 1st & Only Police Officer Death - 1889-1950 – Event for death of Louis Cashat Sr.

  • 1st Fire Department of Dayton - Events in history of fire department

  • 1st Public Library - Events in history of public library sites and supporters

  • Mayor Walter Neal  - Bio for Walter Neel from 1912 arrival in Dayton