Van Alstyne Library
P.O. Box 335
Oct. 1, 1966
Mrs. Grandis Steel King
302 Oak St.
Three Oaks, Michigan 49128
Dear Mrs. King:
Received your letter some two months ago, and have neglected answering. So will answer your letter as it is…..
The Hackberry school has been torn down some time back. Do not know what happened to it.
You mention your sister lives in Ft. Worth.
My sister, Marie, is in Fort Worth.
Is Mrs. L.C. Hartwig, was the Guardian Funeral Home at 1414 8th
Ave., just east of All Saints Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cantrell live in Van Alstyne, that is all the address that is
needed. Mr. Cantrell is still a
barber. His wife is a Baptist and works
at it….especially in Missionary Society.
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Overby live east of Van Alstyne. They live on the north side of the highway,
just east of the first creek. They have
a home built about five years back and a nice place.
The Milam home is still occupied by Mrs. Milam’s daughter and family, daughter
name Betty, and last name Norwood. They
have, I think, two children. Don’t
remember his initials. They have remodeled
the old place and it is nice. They
recently worked up some Milam history.
The Rece Cannon home was sold to J. Hie McKinney, then to a Mr. Neill
from west of town, then torn down and two smaller houses built on the lot.
Mr. ..lter Barron is dead. Mrs. Barron
is in a rest home in Sherman, and confined to her room.
Elbert Barron lived in Washington D.C. about 1933, later on went to El Paso, is
married. His parents are both dead.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Neathery are gone.
Hansel lives in Louisiana, a daughter Mrs. Hie McKinney is still in
Sherman. Saw her just last week. Neathery Drug was sold to a Mr. Kalmback just
after Mr. Neathery’s death. Present
store in same building, remodeled and real nice. A Mr. Barnes who lived on the Scott Fulton
farms south east of Van Alstyne when you were here, lived in the old Neathery
home place. (Did you know part of that
house was moved here from Pilot Grove about the time the railroad was built
through Van Alstyne?) Callie Davis died
years ago. He married Greshin McKinney. She died some years back. They lived in New Mexico, think at Ft.
Sumner. He married again about five years
back, married a young Spanish rancher.
His name was Sam Davis.
All Geers left Van Alstyne, except Mamie married Wallace Sheid, lived in El
Paso for years, now back here, built a new….on the back of the old Sheid home
place. Cleo married Dan Johnson, they
lived in Dallas for years. He made a Lawyer, and died about 3 years back. She still lives there.
Leslie Crook lives west of town, R.F.D. 2.
Mail addressed to most any one in Van Alstyne or near, reaches them with
just a Van Alstyne address.
Wayne Bradley is a descendant of the Hayhursts, lives in the house where Mr.
S.B. Sivels lived when you were here. He
lives on the old Hodgens home place north of Van Alstyne.
I married in 1918, no children, still have the store, live in the house where
Mr. S.B. Sivels lived when you were here.
We have remodeled several times and have a nice wooden place.
Have done some writing, and still doing some.
Do a lot of traveling. Have been
in the 48 states eight times.
Have been in Boy Scouts 53 years, am national representative from the Sherman
Boy Scout Council, or rather it is Grayson County with Denison left off.
I think I have been through your town on the bus. Probably year before
last, on way from Chicago to Detroit.
That year I was in every state east of Highway 75. Went to the National Boy Scout Jamboree at
Philadelphia. I have also been up to the
lake road, Chicago through Holland to Sault Stee Marie.
Hope I have given you the information you wanted, and was glad to hear from
Hea L. Nunnallee
P.O. Box 355
Van Alstyne, Texas 75095