Depicts the family of William Harry SMITH, born 1871 in Biardstown, Lamar County, Texas; died 1927 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Left to right are Isabel Smith Jetton (1904-1986), Myra Smith Fuller (1907-2003), William Harry Smith, Nancy Claudia Price Smith (1875-1951), Gerald Brann Smith (1901-1966). A fourth child, a stillborn infant son, was also born to Harry and Claudia, probably before 1901. Harry, Claudia, their stillborn son, and Myra are all buried in Antioch Cemetery, Biardstown, Lamar County, Texas; Isabel in Richardson, Texas, and Gerald in Bellevue, Texas.
Ellis Dean FULLER was born 18 April 1897 in Monett, McDonald County, Missouri, a son of Willam Thompson FULLER and Lillie HOLMAN. In 1917, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in France, and was discharged from the 645th Aero Squadron (Supply) as a corporal in 1919. He wed Nancy Ouida HARRIS in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1921, and then Myra SMITH in Durant, Oklahoma in 1929. His careers included service as a deputy U.S. marshal in Muskogee and as a chief deputy sheriff in Lamar County, Texas. He had been a member of the Masonic lodge in Paris, Texas, and volunteered as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America for several years. He died 1 April 1978 and is buried beside his wife Myra SMITH in Antioch Cemetery, Biardstown, Lamar County, Texas. A roster of his World War I unit is on line at http://members.mato.com/wfuller/645th_Aero.htm
Joseph Miller Price was born 22 May 1838 in Greene County, Missouri, a son of Samuel Cecil Price and Margaret Jane Miller. He wed Mary Henrietta Biard in 1867 in Lamar County, Texas, fathered nine children, and died 13 June 1920 in Glory, Lamar County, Texas. He enlisted August 10, 1861, in the Confederate army, Company H, Ninth Texas cavalry, and served under Van Dorn, Forrest, Joe Johnston and Fitzhugh Lee. After the war he devoted his attention to farming. He owned a large estate in Lamar County, of which over 300 acres were cultivated and 100 acres in pasture. He has also been described as having been a staunch supporter of education and of the development and maintenance of public schools.
William Thompson Fuller (on viewer's right) was born 25 March 1857 in Ontario County, NY, and died 15 July 1918 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. He had been a teacher and an engineman for the Frisco Railroad. He wed Lillie Holman in 1889 in Chester, Arkansas, fathering four sons and three daughters. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas. The man to the viewer's left has never been identified but is thought to have been another Frisco employee, perhaps the fireman on the Frisco locomotive in the background.
Nancy Claudia Price, daughter of Joseph Miller Price and Mary Henrietta Biard, was born 13 Jan 1875 in Biardstown, Lamar County, Texas, and died 3 March 1951 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. On 29 Dec 1897, she wed William Harry Smith in Antioch Church in Biardstown. Her children were Gerald Brann Smith, Isabel Smith (m. Jetton), and Myra Smith (m. Fuller). She now rests with her husband and youngest daughter, Myra, in Antioch Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas.
In the middle row, second from the viewer's left in a dark dress, is Nancy Claudia Price (later married Smith), my maternal grandmother. Seated to the viewer's far right, in a white or light-colored dress, is Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anne Payne. This was a boarding house group in Huntsville, Texas, about 1895. I believe that the older couple are probably owners of the house and that the young ladies are students at Sam Houston Normal Institute. I know that Smith and Payne attended SHNI together that year.
William Whaley FULLER (1828-1915) with wife Jennie Adelia THOMPSON (1838-1924) and daughters Myrtle Jennie FULLER (standing, 1975-1962) and Marietta FULLER (1869-1944). William Whaley Fuller moved to Rolla, Missouri, from Ontario County, New York, about 1865. Other children not in photo were William Thompson, Franklin Alexander, Sarah Jane and Cora Estelle FULLER.
Photo button (pin) from about 1903. May depict a SMITH from Lamar County, Texas.
From the effects of Nancy Claudia Price Smith, 1875-1951, Lamar County, Texas.
Thought to be an enlisted Texas cavalryman in the Confederacy during the War Between the States.