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Old Choctaw Co Photos

        The following photos were submitted by Betty Burks. The first photo is the 1913 high school graduates at Ackerman, MS.  Seated on the left side of the photo is her grandfather, Samuel Victor "Bill" Burks. Can anyone identify any of the other graduates? If so, send the information to Jackie Rhodes so that their identities can be posted.



1914 Ackerman Football Team

top row, left to right
Supt. J. S. Vandiver, Joe Weaver, Lewis REED
Second row from top:
Fred Griffith,  Solon Bruce,  Lester Reed, Marvin Adams,  Mose Shaw
Third Row from top:
Cooper Blanton, Lee Bruce,  Bertrand  Fulcher,  Harvey Hemphill,  John Daniels
Bottom row:
Loyd Reed,  Ethel McClure,  Earnest Calcote,  Denver Mabus,  Webster Blaine,  Plumer Wood, and Bill Burks, coach.

The above photo and the photo below were found by Beverly Lee while cleaning out her grandparent's home. She states: "
I have no idea who any of these men are, nor do I know when it was taken.  I can barely read the transcription written at the bottom.  I think it says Masonic Grand Lecturen and District Deputy ?? Masters Taken at Acherman, MS ??
I'm assuming maybe one of these men's last name might be Gilbert and that's why the picture was in with all of my great-grandmother's things.  If you are able to recognize any of these men or know of someone who'd like to see a copy of this, please let me know.

We have found several group photos that no one in my immediate family can identify.  I do not know if the sashes of the gentlemen mean anything. I don't know anything about Masonic groups, so forgive my ignorance.  I did find out that my great-great grandfather had a Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Chunky, MS named after him.  His name was Spencer B. Gilbert.  I found this information on the obituary of one of my great-grandmother's sister.  Apparently she was a Worthy Grand Matron for 2 years of this Chapter.  But I can find no listing for it on the internet.

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