RELEASE DATE: MARCH 9, 2014



KINSEARCHING

by

Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
kinsearching@gmail.com
 

     A Family History Fair will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Texas, on 29 March 2014, beginning at 9:00 a. m. Organized by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society (CCGS), the all-day event is sponsored by the East Texas Historical Society (ETHA), headquartered at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Featured speakers will be Scott Sosebee, Carolyn Reeves Ericson, Kyle Ainsworth, Carol Taylor, Christi Watkins, John Garbutt, and David Schochler. Among the topics to be discussed are the connection between history and genealogy, records created during the Civil War, ties to royalty, history of the Texas State Railroad, skeletons in the closet, genealogical research in Western Europe, early Virginia research, the Southern Claims Commission Papers, and records preservation.

     Cost of the day-long event will be $30.00 person or $10.00 for CCGS and ETHA members. The fee includes lunch. For more details, go to the website at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~txcherok/genealogy%20program.htm.  You can also e-mail or call the genealogical society at ccgs@suddenlink.net (903-586-0135) or the historical society at sosebeem@sfasu.edu (936-468-2407).


     As we mentioned last week, useful genealogical material can be found in a variety of unexpected sources. For instance, information pertaining to the death of James Lowery WILLIAMS, a Texas resident,can be found on page 118 of OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE TEXAS PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION HELD AT FORT WORTH, TEXAS, JUNE 13, 14, AND 15, 1922. (Some punctuation added for clarity and capitalization used for emphasis.)

     “James Lowery Williams, one of the early Presidents of the Texas State Pharmaceutical Association, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, on October 18th, 1843. He came to Dallas when still a young man and began working in a drug store in which the late Dr. J. W. CROWDUS was interested. Later he was taken in as a partner and in 1868, upon his entering the business as a partner, the firm was known as Crowdus & Williams. The great J. W. Crowdus Drug Company of today is the outgrowth of this little retail store back in ’68.

     Dr. Williams, as he was familiarly called, was in very poor health for several years before his death and came to Amarillo about two years before he died, which was March 5th, 1920.”

     The front pages containing the title and publication data are missing from this copy, but the names of the following individuals appear under “In Memorium”(sic) on page 44 of the Minutes of the Executive Council of the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, held in Dallas, on October 16th, 1923:

Mr. J. F. COX

Dr. J. W. SMITH

Dr. W. E. COLGIN

Mr. J. J. POWERS

Col. F. A. CHAPA

Mr. H. C. RISHER

Dr. R. R. D. CLINE

Mr. R. M. KENDALL

Mr. Frederick COOK

and

Mr. James M. BROADHURST.

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