This page is a part of the FALLS COUNTY, TXGenWeb project and all of the information here is FREE for you to use.
If you are being charged to view/use any of this information, please contact 
Falls County Coordinator.

LOTT

     LOTT, TEXAS (Falls County). Lott is on U.S. Highway 77 nine miles northwest of Rosebud in west central Falls County. The Texas Townsite Company bought the land in 1889. When the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway was built through the area in 1890, Lott was founded; it was named in honor of Uriah Lott,qv president of the railroad. A post office was established at the settlement in 1890 with S. J. Crump as postmaster. When the community was incorporated by unanimous vote later that year, its population was estimated at more than 200. By 1892 Lott had Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches, two cotton gins and gristmills, a weekly newspaper, and 350 residents. Its population estimates were as high as 1,200 by the end of the 1890s. Lott continued to prosper throughout the first part of the twentieth century. The First National Bank of Lott was established in 1903, and the Lott State Bank was chartered in 1909. Local businesses did well, and residents were optimistic about the community's future growth. Lott's economy received an additional boost in the 1920s when State Highway 44 (later U.S. 77) built through the community. The Great Depression,qv however, brought significant changes. In 1933 the First National Bank of Lott went into receivership and did not reopen. During the mid-1930s many local families had to accept government relief in order to make ends meet, although the Public Works Administration and the Works Progress provided some residents with jobs on street and water works.

     Cotton and corn were for many years the staple crops of area farmers, but government subsidies encouraged diversification into stock raising and truck farming. The population of the community was reported as 921 in the 1930s; it rose to 1,021 in the 1940s but fell to 956 by the early 1950s. Lott lost its rail service in 1967, when the Southern Pacific abandoned the section of track between Waco and Rosebud. Population estimates for Lott fluctuated between 750 and 950 residents from the 1960s through the 1980s, and the number of businesses fell steadily, from forty-five in the 1940s to twelve in the 1980s. Thirteen businesses and 828 residents were reported in Lott at the end of the 1980s. In 1990 its population was estimated at 775.

     BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lillian S. St. Romain, Western Falls County, Texas (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1951). Vertical File, Texas Collection, Baylor University. Info from The Handbook of Texas Online

If you can provide information on any of the individuals shown in these photos, please contact Falls County Coordinator. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

CONTRIBUTED BY

1st Lt. Elmer L. Brod

1st Lt. Elmer L. Brod


Husband of Lucy Brod

Edward L. Williams

Lott Money Order

Lott Money Order
December 26, 1895

Edward L. Williams

Tom G. Peters Family

Tom G. Peters Family

Left to Right
Back:
Sallie, John, Laura, Tom L.

Front:
Tom, Mattie, Becky

Seated:
Riley

Lena Stone Criswell

Southwell Family

Southwell Family

L - R:
Back Row:
Ruth Southwell Fowler, Annie Southwell McKim & husband, Robert Southwell & wife.

Sitting on Porch:
Nick Southwell

Sitting on Step:
Alice Southwell & baby; (Mother) Sara Ussery Southwell; (Father), John R. Southwell.

Bottom Row:
Nick's daughter, Nick's son, Sterling R. Wilkinson, Mattie Southwell Wilkinson & Florence Wilkinson, Travis Southwell Travis Jr., Lucille Southwell, Alice Southwell & baby, Bill Southwell & baby.

Standing:
Reuben R. Wilkinson, Mable Southwell.

Stew Drake

Southwell Family Home 1908

Southwell Family in front of Home Place
1908


The home stood N/W corner across from old High School.

I understand it it burned in later years. -sd

Stew Drake

Front Page of Lott Newspaper November 5, 1926

November 5, 1936


Lott Newspaper with John R. Southwell's death announcement.

Notice his name typed at top for delivery.

Stew Drake

John R. Southwell's Obit

John R. Southwell's obit in the Lott Newspaper

Part 1

Part 2

November 5, 1926

Stew Drake

Expression of Thanks from John R. Southwell's Family

Lott Newspaper Article
November 5, 1926


Expression of thanks from the John R. Southwell Family

Note: See above obit for him.

Stew Drake

Sarah Jane Ussery Southwell

Sarah Jane Ussery Southwell


Photo taken in the late 1800's.

Stew Drake

Reuben Ross Wilkinson and Mattie Mae Southwell

Reuben Ross Wilkinson and Mattie Mae Southwell


Photo was taken in 1903.

Stew Drake

National Guard Unit

National Guard Unit


Reuben R. Wilkinson is on the left, back row.

Photo was taken in 1903.

Stew Drake

Mattie and Ruth Southwell

Mattie and Ruth Southwell


Photo was taken in 1895.

Stew Drake

John R. Southwell

John R. Southwell at his desk in early 1900's.

Stew Drake

John R. Southwell
General Store

John R. Southwell's General Store early 1900's.

John R. Southwell is in the dark suit.

Stew Drake

Ruth and Mattie Mae Southwell & Friends

Ruth and Mattie Mae Southwell & Friends

L- R:
Standing:
Ruth Southwell, Mattie Mae Southwell

Seated:
Friends of Ruth and Mattie,
Mary and Sallie Calhound.

The doll was Mattie's. It was passed down to her daughter (my Mother) and then to my Sister and now to my Niece. Mother had it incased into a sealed glass case.

Stew Drake

Elisa Richard Hodges

Elisa Richard Hodges born in Conecuj County, Alabama. Died in Lott, Falls Co., Texas 1905 and buried in Live Oak Cemetery.

Picture owned by Mary Jane Huber

Submitted by Jim Newman

World War I National Guard

World War I National Guard


This picture is owned by Mary Jo Cloby whose grandfather, Dee Porter, is in the picture.

Picture owned by Mary Jo Cloby

Submitted by Jim Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sessions

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Written on the back of picture, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sessions.

Note: This couple may be on the 1900 Falls Census as William Sessions.

Gil Allison

Perry Smith, wife and two children

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Perry Smith and Wife.

Gil Allison

Turner Photo

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Photograph is marked on back: (hard to read) Mr. Shad ? Turner and family next line looks like Fred and Millard  (I think it is because the next picture has the same background and is clearly marked Fred and Millard Turner R D Watts, Photographer - (something) Texas

Gil Allison

Fred and Millard Turner

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Clearly marked as such, note back is same as several other photographs I have sent.  I find another photograph in this stack that is marked clearly R P Watts, Lott, Texas.  So that is where these Turner photographs were made.

Gil Allison

Unmarked Family Photograph

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

A great, unmarked photograph. Background appears very close to other Watts photographer prints sent.

Gil Allison

Fred Turner

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Compare this Fred to the little (youngest) boy in the family photograph (above) that was unmarked, the mother in the photograph has her right eye almost closed.  Same child?  This photograph clearly marked Fred Turner.

Gil Allison

The Tom Peters Family

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Wonderful photograph, marked: R P Watts, Lott, Texas (photographer) Back marked as : Mr & Mrs. Tom Peters and family. Children's names are: Laura, Sallie, John, Tom, Mattie, and Rilla.

Gil Allison

Robert Bell and Children

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Marked: Robert Bell and Children: Pearl Susie and Willie. Note background, same as others from Lott

Gil Allison

Mary Sessions

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

There are four photographs that have this same marking around the picture. The first was Mr & Mrs. Bill Sessions. Now this one named Mary. Another marked Ethel will follow. And then the last unmarked but same background.

Gil Allison

Ethel Sessions

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Marked Ethel Sessions.

Gil Allison

Unknown Sessions ?

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Same background as the other three pictures marked Sessions, would expect the same.

But note picture in pasted on the card differently, wondered if this one was cut from another photograph. ??

But I get he is a Sessions.

Gil Allison

Unknown Child

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Back of photo jacket is marked R P Watts, Photographer, Lott, Texas.

Gil Allison

Unknown Children

Twins ?

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Back of photograph has, in pencil, Lott TX. Also looks like Lott P O, also in pencil

Gil Allison

Sol Russell and Family

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Written on back of photograph is: 
Sol Russell and wife, Ada. 
Children:
B????d  (maybe Benard??)
Verell
Lonita ?
Lena
Viola

Gil Allison

Unknown Boy and Girl

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Unmarked photograph, purchased in box of other photographs, many marked Lott TX.

Gil Allison

Unknown Man

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Many of the other photographs in the box were marked Lott, Falls County, TX with many of the pictures of Falls County folks.

Gil Allison

Unknown Family

Photograph purchase at auction in Vernon, Wilbarger County TX.

Many of the photographs in the box were marked Lott Texas which is in Falls County. This is an unknown family.

There is a Man, Lady, 5 Children and looks to be a Mother of the man or lady with a dog.

Some of the photographs also had Falls County family names on them. Sadly, this one is unmarked.

Gil Allison

Thomas Tolson Gordon?

This is a picture of Thomas Tolson Gordon "we think". It was found amongst his brother's effects. His brother was Robert Erwin Gordon, my Great Grandfather.

We also think this picture was taken in Mobile, Alabama sometime during the War Between The States.

Ric Gordon

Daniel C. Gordon

This is the headstone picture of Daniel C. Gordon. He was a half brother to Thomas Tolson Gordon (above picture).

Daniel, is buried in the cemetery Sam Houston was later buried in, Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas. Perhaps 30 feet away from one another. Although little Daniel died when he was about 6 years old, he was buried there first in 1858.

Ric Gordon

Dedication of Clover Hill Cemetery at Lott

Dedication of Clover Hill Cemetery

Reflections of the Past
Front Cover of Dedication Program

Inside of Program


The following was written and presented by Dorothy Polly at the Dedication.

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Jim Newman

Mrs. Horace M. "Mattie" Dickson by the headstone of Horace M. Dickson

Mrs. Horace M. "Mattie" Dickson standing by the headstone of her husband, Horace M. Dickson.

Horace died in October 9, 1903 in Lott, Falls County, Texas.

This picture was taken in Clover Hill Cemetery, Lott, Falls Co., Texas around 1904, when the marker had been placed on the grave.

Jim Newman
and
Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

Mrs. Mattie Dickson standing in front of her Lott home

Mrs. Mattie Dickson standing in front of her Lott home around 1908 with two grandchildren, Lola and Robert Dickson and a little neighbor boy.

Jim Newman
and
Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

Thomas Edward "Ed" and Sarah Eugenia "Sallie" (Hamilton) Dickson

Thomas Edward "Ed" Dickson 1869-1965 and Sarah Eugenia "Sallie" (Hamilton) Dickson 1869-1933

Ed was born in Hempstead County, Arkansas and Sallie was born in Thomasville, Georgia

Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

Marriage Record for Thomas Edward "Ed" and Sarah Eugenia "Sallie" (Hamilton) Dickson

Marriage Record for Thomas Edward "Ed" and Sarah Eugenia "Sallie" (Hamilton) Dickson.

They were married at home in Lott, Falls County, Texas, February 28, 1892.

This is a page from the Dickson Family Bible.

Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

Horace Edward Dickson and Bob Lee Dickson

Sons of Thomas Edward and Sarah Eugenia Dickson born in Lott, Falls, Texas.

Horace Edward Dickson 1902-1986 and Bob Lee Dickson 1905-1971

Elizabeth Dickson Golbach

Unknown, Elige Broome & Unknown Lott, Texas

It is unknown who the other men in the picture are. Elige Broome is standing in the middle.

Clois Effard Broome

Clyde Broome holding William, Jim Broome, Elige Broome, Grandpa William Billy Broome and James Robert Broome - Lott, Texas

L to R:
Clyde Broome holding child William; Jim Broome, Elige Broome, Grandpa William Billy Broome and in front child James Robert Broome, son of Elige and Rillie (Bowers) Broome.

Clois Effard Broome

Elige Broome and Unknown Man in Uniform

L to R:
Elige Broome and unknown man in uniform. Notice wagon and buildings in background. This appears to have been a snowy day in Falls county.

Clois Effard Broome

Elige Broome and friends with Horses and Buggy.
Lott, Texas

Elige Broome, third from left holding horse's harness. Others unnamed.

Clois Effard Broome

Novaleen and Bobbie Ann Broome
Lott, Texas

Novaleen and Bobbie Ann Broome
Lott, Texas

L to R:
Sisters:
Novaleen and Bobbie Ann Broome, daughters of Elige and Rillie (Bowers) Broome. The car was owned by Clois Effard Broome, brother of Novaleen and Bobbie. The car was a 1949 Ford Custom Two-Door, his first car.

Clois Effard Broome

William Peters Family

William Peters Family

The names of the people in this picture are listed on the bottom of the picture.

Picture owned by Edith Peters Stone

Submitted by Jim Newman

J. B. "Ben" and Lula (Hamilton) Norvill Family

J. B. "Ben" and Lula (Hamilton) Norvill and Family
Falls County cir 1894


Left to right:
Father, Ben, Reuben Andrew, Etta E. "Bessie", Charles Allen, Mother, Lula Hamilton, and Baby Lewis Gordon.

Two other children, not pictured, were born to the Norvill family in Falls County before they left the county. They were Sarah M. "Sally" and Thomas Benjamin "Bennie" Norvill. The family moved to the Stonewall and Kent County area between the 1900 and 1910 census.

Lula was the daughter of Andrew Hamilton and Margie Campbell Hamilton of Lott, Falls County, Texas and is one of the few Hamilton children not buried in Falls County.

J. B. "Ben" Norvill - 1852 - 1926.
Married: December 23, 1886
Lott, Falls County, Texas
By M. F. Whatley
Minister of the Gospel
Lula Hamilton Norvill - 1859 - Unknown at this time.

Libby Dickson Golbach

Francis O. and Emily (Peters) Porter and Family

Francis O. and Emily (Peters) Porter and family.

The names of the people in this picture are listed on the bottom of the picture.

Picture owned by Marily Jo Colby

Submitted by Jim Newman

Alice Ann (McLain) Smith

Alice Ann (McLain) Smith. She was the wife of G. W. Smith.

Donna Streetenberger

Patterson Family

Margie (Patterson) Webb, Earl Patterson, and Jewel (Patterson) Robinson in the 1920's in Lott, Texas.

Donna Streetenberger

Lela Mae Morris

Lela Mae Morris was b August 25, 1888, d November 3, 1978 and is buried in Clover Hill Cemetery, Lott, Falls Co., Texas. She was married first to Walter Boshear and had 3 children, Fred, Ruby & Ruth Boshear. Walter was killed in a lumber mill accident. Then she married Nathan Morris of Lott and had 1 child. At some point it is not clear as to when but Lela Mae took back her maiden name of Morris. 

Granddaughter, Alcia Lasko

William McDonald and Annie Alberta Dees Downes

R. P. Watts photo of William McDonald Downes and Annie Alberta Dees Downes from circa 1900. Couple was married in Lott in December 1898 and resided there for the first few years of their marriage. William is listed as a farmer in the 1900 census for Falls Co. Annie was the daughter of John William Dees and Martha McCrory, who also resided in Lott at that time. William and Annie Downes became parents of seven children born between 1901 and 1916 - John Ollie, James Dougal, Mattie Moss, Alvin Casey, Elsie Marie, Stacia Arnold and Jettie Irene.

David A. Hamon (great grandson)

Martha (Kitchens) McGlothlin, William Newton McGlothlin, Martha Jane McGlothlin

Martha (Kitchens) McGlothlin, William Newton McGlothlin, Martha Jane McGlothlin

L - R:
Martha (Kitchens) McGlothlin, William Newton McGlothlin, Martha Jane McGlothlin

Martha (Kitchens) McGlothlin was the wife of William Newton McGlothlin.

William Newton McGlothlin was the son of John Hiram and Mary Jane (Savage) McGlothlin. Both he and his wife Martha (Kitchens) died at Ranger, Eastland Co., Texas, and are buried there.

Martha Jane (McGlothlin) Burrows was the daughter of John Hiram and Mary Jane (Savage) McGlothlin and sister of William Newton McGlothlin. Martha Jane married Rev. Thomas Burrows and the two with their children are buried in Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Texas. Rev. Thomas Burrows was a "Horseback Preacher". Many of the marriages perfomed and registered at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, are in fact ones he presided over.

This picture was taken in Ranger, Eastland Co., Texas.

Barbara Hill

Sam and Annie Mable (Pomykal) Baty

Sam and Annie Mable (Pomykal) Baty. This picture was taken in late 1960's or early 1970's.

For more info, please see:
Scanned Wedding License - December 27, 1919

50th Wedding Anniversary - January 8, 1970

Obits for Sam and Annie Baty

Hillcrest Cemetery

World War I Draft Registration Card for Sam

Barbara (Caddell) Fox

Robert Carlisle and Sarah Frances (Carter) Byrne

Robert Carlisle, b Apr 28, 1836 in Putnam County, TN. and Sarah Frances (Carter) Byrne, b born Oct 16, 1844, also of Putnam, County, TN. They married abt. 1861 but so far no documented record of marriage can be found.

The children of Robert Carlisle & Sarah Frances (Carter) Byrne were:
1. Enoch James, b: abt 1863
2. Sinnie Ellen (or, Sinia) b: abt 1865. (My gr-grandmother) d; Feb 23, 1925, bur: Calvary Cemetery St Louis, MO. Married George W. McQuillen in St Louis in 1885
3. Olive Ann, b: abt 1967
4. William Lawrence, b: Dec 12, 1869, d: Jul 21, 1935 in Breckenridge, TX
5. Katie Myram, b: abt 1872
6. Robert Clinton, b: abt 1874
7. Hixie Melinda, b: abt 1876
8. Samuel Dallas, b: abt 1877
9. Florence Elizabeth, b: abt 1880
10. Francis Alexander, b: abt 1882
11. Susan (No info), b: abt 1883
12. Alice Harriet, b: abt 1885, d: Dec 27, 1941
13. John K. Rose, b: abt 1888. (d: at early age.)

Robert Carlisle and Sarah Frances (Carter) Byrne were the Great Great Grandparents of Jim Brasher and their daughter, Sinie Eleanor (Byrne) McQuillen was the Great Grandmother of Jim.

For more family info, please see the Byrne Family Records

Jim Brasher

James Glen & Bettie Elizabeth (Ward) Jordan

James Glen & Bettie Elizabeth (Ward) Jordan shortly after they moved to the Lott area in Falls Co., from Covington Co., Alabama in abt. 1871.

Karen Smith

Lott Volunteer Department

Marlin Weekly Democrat
Thursday, April 14, 1988
Lott Volunteer Department


L - R
First Row
Martin Moreno, Butch Tindle, Tim Polk, Sonny Smith, and David Tindle

Second Row
Lester pomykal, Eddie Sliva, Ralph Hoelscher, Jeff Hubik, and Mike Polk

Lena (Stone) Criswell

Euzelean
Sunday School Class
1942

Witten on the back:
Euzelean Sunday School Class
Easter Sunday
Lynnie Westfall or Westgall


My mother, Ruth Maurine Moore Cornett, is the first one sitting on the ground at the right front, her sister, Valvera Moore Hampton, is the second one, from the end sitting on the ground on the left side of the picture. She is the one with the jacket on, with the white collared blouse.

Ruth Maurine Moore Cornett was born and raised in Lott. It is not known for sure that this picture was taken in Lott, Texas. It may have been taken in Clarksville, Texas. 

Debra Cornett Ursy

Sallie McGlothlin

Sallie McGlothlin, 2nd wife of Charlie McGlothlin. Sallie is on the right side.

Barbara Hill

Sallie McGlothlin

First lady on the left could possibly be Mary (last name unknown at this time).  Second one is unknown at this time.  Third one is Sallie McGlothlin, 2nd wife of Charlie McGlothlin. Third lady looks to be Nina Lloyd McGlothlin, wife of W. T. McGlothlin Charlie’s son. 

Info submitted by Bill McGlothlin

Barbara Hill

Charles McGlothlin

Charles McGlothlin with 2 unknown girls.

Barbara Hill

Charles McGlothlin with Nephew & Niece

Charles McGlothlin with Nephew & Niece

October 1957

Barbara Hill

Charles McGlothlin

 with his Watermelons

Charles McGlothlin standing in front of Watermelons at his produce stand in Weatherford, Texas

Barbara Hill

Charles McGlothlin & Sisters

Charles McGlothlin with his sisters and brother

Left to Right:

Charlie McGlothlin in white shirt, his brother Jim McGlothlin in black shirt, lady turned sideways Martha E. McGlothlin Smoot, tall lady with white hair unnamed, Onnie, Hallie, lady on end is Mary McGlothlin Rains

Barbara Hill

Mary McGlothlin Rains & Charles McGlothlin

Charles McGlothlin with his sister Mary McGlothlin Rains.

Barbara Hill

Charles and Sallie McGlothlin

Charles and Sallie McGlothlin.  Sallie was his 2nd wife.  This picture was taken July 1957

Barbara Hill

William Newton MCGlothlin Family

William Newton MCGlothlin Family

Back Row Standing L – R

Frank, Mary, James, Etter, Tom, Onie, Charles, Hallie

2nd Row Standing

The man standing is either Ed or William Magill

Front Row Sitting L – R

Ollie, William Newton McGlothlin, with striped tie, his wife, Marhta Kitchens McGlothlin, lady with scarf is sister of William Newton, Martha McGlothlin Burrows, wife of Thomas Burrows.

Barbara Hill

Ruth Maurine Moore

Ruth Maurine Moore

b. September 1, 1912 in Lott, Falls County, Texas

Daughter of Valandingham Moore and Roxie Azue Jordan Moore

 

d. May 23, 1993 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas

 

Married Leighton Marion Cornett on June 27, 1942, in New York City, New York.

 

Picture submitted by her adopted daughter, Debra Cornett Usry, Paris, Texas

 

Picture taken at The Art Studio, Lubbock, Texas, while she was attending Texas Tech University

Debra Cornett Usry

3 Unknown Little Girls

3 Unknown Little Girls

It was taken by a studio in Belton, Texas.  The photographer was George A. G________. 

Debra Cornett Usry


Home

Please read our website copyright page for a better understanding of our copyright needs.