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Calton & Friends Family Pictures
(From the Stratford/McGee Area)
See McGee Cemetery      Return to Photo Index       See Calton/Griffin Family Letter      See Calton Store

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Some of the population of Stratford

Men standing left to right: Curtis Williams Jr.(son of my Great Aunt Lucy Cantwell Williams Maxwell),
Jess Kemp, Will Calton, (my Grandmother Myrtle Calton Cantwell's brother and son of Mary Ann and George E. Calton),
Max McHenry, Roy Cantwell (my Grandfather Perry Cantwell's brother and married to Cora Heimer).
Women seated back row: Maggie Heimer Prather, Mary Ann Griffin Calton (my Great Grandmother and G.E.'s wife),
Cora Heimer Cantwell, and Mrs. Campbell. Women seated first row: Lucy Cantwell Williams Maxwell,
Cora Cantwell Calton (my Grandfather Perry's sister and the wife of Will Calton) Addie Campbell and Mae Campbell.
Boys in the front row: George C. Calton, (son of Will and Cora Calton) and Max McHenry, Jr.

 

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Heath Family

This one is of the Al Heath Family. They were friends of George E. Calton (my Great Grandfather).
They moved with the Calton family from Mc Kenney, Texas.

 

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Shipman Family

The Shipman's were neighbors of G.E. Calton. My Grannie,
Myrtle Jane was between the two girls in front in age.


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Zina Young's Parents

I don't know their first names and Zina wasn't in the picture but the
writing on the back of the picture says that they were also neighbors of the Calton's.


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Hyden Kids

The children are Johnny Hyden and his sister Patty.  
Mom told me that the little girl, Patty, died from pneumonia when she was only four years old.  
Johnny was killed in an automobile accident.  Mom says he was married and had children
when the accident took his life.  I believe they had another sister, Gale.

 

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Postoak Girls

The girl on the right is Lena Postoak. I'm not sure of the other girls' name.


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Postoak Girls

The sign says Sendy Hill Baptist Sunday Sch The Life of Christ Part I.
Look at the trees and the landscape! Must've been at the side of a road in the Spring or Fall?
Is this Sandy Hill Baptist Church off old Hwy 19 which is now Lake Longmire Road?
There is a cemetery there and it was a Native American church.

 

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Mrs. Bell

The writting on the back of this picture says Mrs. Bell was a neighbor when
Myrtle Jane Calton was 6 years old. The year would have been 1901.
When I showed my Mom, Mary Irene Cantwell Thompson the picture, she said Mrs. Bell
was known for making "light bread". She showed my Grannie how to bake it.
She would put the dough under a feather mattress to get it to rise!
It must've worked because my Grannie became an ace at baking light bread although
I never saw her put her dough under a mattress!

Submitted by Inis Faye Bloomster

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