began with an email forwarded by a friend:
My name is Annella
Gardner. I am trying to find more information on MAUDELLA MEGGINSON.
at 411 West Sears Street in Denison and was a local artist who did
flowers, and fruit oil paintings. She was a close friend to my
believe it was just after or during World War II when she and Maudella
friends. To make a long story short, my grandmother was a model for
She and Maudella would trade out paintings for clothes that my
received from Neiman's. I have had all these paintings for over fifteen
I have not counted how many I have, but there are more of a dozen of
Anne Bryant wrote: The estate sale
after Mrs. Maude Ella Stewart Megginson
died was incredible. She had a whole room full of fancy vintage
shoes, etc., labeled "Neiman-Marcus" and similar stores. Every other
room was stuffed with fascinating antique furniture, paper items,
on and on. The entire back yard was full of cast-iron things that had
collected over the decades. The old garage was full of pieces of the
used to surround the block where Saint Xavier's Academy sat.
Bryant and Hunt, Two Schools on Main Street, shows
Maude's DHS report card, 1924–25, on page 72, that I bought at the
wrote: Mrs. Megginson was a neighbor on Sears Street when I was
growing up. Quite a lady!
Mitchell wrote: I remember that when I lived
with my grandfather at 420 West
Sears, I had a friend who lived in the 400 block of Morton Street. One
front and back gate were open along the Megginsons' driveway, so I took
shortcut. Mrs. Megginson chased me down the driveway and down the
smacking my backside with a broom all the way. Mrs. Megginson was a great
artist. My grandparents had a picture
in their house that she had painted.
wrote: My mother has several of Maudella's paintings. I have
one of dogwoods.
Dianne Henry Stiff wrote: Bill and Lois
Jennings have some of her paintings, too. She
was a good artist.
wrote: We had a painting by the artist you were searching for.
It belonged to Jim's mother, and now my daughter has it.
wrote: She is buried in Fairview
Megginson, John Kilmer,
Septemper 03, 1900 - June 28, 1984
Born Texas. Son of John H.
and Rosa Lee Megginson
*S/W- Maud Ella Megginson.
Retired from MK&T
Railroad After 50 Years
Megginson, Maud Ella, Feb
13, 1906—Apr 26, 1996
John Kilmer Megginson