Palacios African-American School 1939 - 1965
Rainbow Land Day Care

 


Preservation Efforts
 


 


 


 

Palacios Colored School Students 1945 - 1946

Back row from left:

Principal Granville H. Sanford
Carita E. Foley Sanford
Larry Deadrick
Olivia Polk
Lonnie Grover
Johnny Polk
Lillie Dorsey
Annie Doris Polk
Mildred Hebert
Hattie Polk
Delores Deadrick
El Rose Adams
Otha Mae Hadden
Gloria King
DeForrest Carter
Cleveland Roy, Jr.
 
Middle row from left:

Clyde Deadrick
Walter Haynes
Glenn Carter
Billy Johnson
Antone Adams
Nolan Cooper
Bobby Carter
Lawrence Roy
O'Neal Flagg
Lucy Fay Harris
Allen Darden
Bessie Polk
Billy Joe Reed
Frank Bolden
Myrtle Roy
Shirley Garner
 
Front row from left:

With Blue Ducans
Freddie Butler
Sylvia Carter
Love Joy Campbell
Nell Ruth Luddinton
Hosea Darden

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of
Larry M. Deadrick


To Dedicate New Palacios Colored School, Saturday

A beautiful new building is waiting for the colored children of Palacios Community. Everybody is happy and thankful because it is one of the most modern colored school buildings in the State of Texas.

By careful study and managements the Palacios Independent School District erected a building which will cause lasting memories to linger in the mind of colored citizens.

The school building will be open Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock for public observation, but the dedication program will be held at 8:00 p. m. Prof. I. B. Kemp of Columbus, Texas is the invited speaker for the occasion and Mr. G. Johnson , County Commissioner, will bring voices from the Palacios School Board.

Following the speaking and singing there will be open house and a barbecued chicken supper will be served free. Everybody is cordially invited to be present, and a special invitation is extended to teh white people to attend.

Palacios Beacon, September 28, 1939
 



 


Addie Traylor Circle
Methodist Church

The new business women's circle met Wednesday night with their chairman, Mrs. Tom Friery. This is, as most of you know, a branch of the Addie Traylor Circle, especially for business women who want a fuller and more complete life--that are unable to attend afternoon programs...These women having taken for one of their projects, the task of helping to build a library at the colored school.

Palacios Beacon, April 13, 1939
 



 


Arrangements have been made for the construction of a new Negro school building on the west side, Supt. R. P. Newsom informs us. Work on the same will begin August 21, or as soon as the labor for the same is available Mr. Newsom states.

Palacios Beacon, August 3, 1939
 



 


Faculty Completed For Opening of Local Schools Monday, Sept. Fourth
Negro School Not To Open Until New Building Completed

The Faculty for the 1939 - 40 school term as announced by Supt. Newsom is as follows:

Negro School. Lola Mulkey

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 1939
 



 


Work On Negro School To Start Monday

Work on the new school building for the Negroes will start Monday, according to present plans, T. W. Caffall, president of the Palacios School Board has informed us. This will be a very nice structure, the material costing about $1,000. The labor or as much as possible will be done by those wishing to work out delinquent school taxes. Notice of which will be found in another column.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 1939

Notice to Delinquent Tax Payers

The board of trustees of the Palacios Independent School District will start construction , August 21, 1939, on a Negro School Building. The School Board has authorized me to advise you that any delinquent tax payers owing taxes to the School District who desire to work out the amount of their delinquent school taxes on this building may make application at once to Mr. R. P. Newsom or Mr. H. C. Campbell, and they will give you full details about the matter.

R. H. Minton, Delinquent Tax Collector.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 1939
 



 


Large Increase in School Enrollment Over Last Year

Superintendent Newsom reports the new building for the Negroes is about completed and will be ready for the opening of the term which starts October 2nd.

Palacios Beacon, September 14, 1939
 



 


Colored School Takes First Place In County Meet

 

Prof. and Mrs. G. H. Sanford, with a group of students motored to Bay City Friday morning to represent Palacios in the Interscholastic County meet for the colored schools.

The weather conditions being favorable the attendance was the largest that we have had in recent years. The enthusiasm of the participants ran high.

Although the competition was much keener, the local school was victorious with 120 points toward the Championship Banner in Literary Events and Track.

Places won were:
Deforest Carter and Gloria D. King, essay writing, 1st place
Elrose Adams, Junior Declaming, 1st place
Deforest Carter, Senior Declaming, 1st place
Gloria Dean King, female solo, 1st place
Leon Hebert, male solo, 1st place
Olivia Polk and Lucy Fay Harris, junior spelling, 1st place
Gloria D. King and Leon Hebert, senior spelling, 2nd place
Liddie Irving and Bessie Mae Polk, sub junior spelling, 2nd place
Lonnie Ray Grover and Leon Hebert, arithmetic, 2nd place
Johnnie Polk, 440-yard dash, 2nd place
Lonnie Ray Grover, 220-yard low hurdle, 3rd place.

Every one came home happy, and concluded it was a day well spent filled with success, thus making it, the “End of a Perfect Day.”

All are looking forward to the District Meet to be held in Wharton, Texas, Saturday, April 3.

Contributed

Palacios Beacon, March 25, 1948
 



 

School Registration Is Slated For Aug. 30-31

Teacher assignments:
Palacios Colored School
Granville Sanford, principal, 7th, 8th and 9th grades
Ruby Deadrick, 4th, 5th and 6th grades
Carita Sanford, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades

Palacios Beacon, August 23, 1962
 



 


Palacio Beacon Items
1,455 Enrolled As Schools Open

In the colored school, 56 students were registered, the same as last year. Broken down in classes by Principal G. H. Sanford as 2- in the first, second and third; 16 in the fourth, fifth and sixty and 20 in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades.

Palacios Beacon, September 6, 1962
 



 


United Fund Drive Declared Big Success

It is always a pleasure to report on any undertaking which turns our successful, Col. Ronald M. Harris, local chairman stated. The 1962 United Fund campaign in Palacios was very successful, thanks to the fine help of many people. Without this fine co-operation it would have been impossible to attain the goal which was set for us…..

The Public Schools were all assigned directly from the headquarters in Bay City. The report from there points out an item of which we may be proud. The Colored School in Palacios, in relation to quotas assigned, turned in about four times the average for all schools in the area.

Palacios Beacon, November 1, 1962
 



 


Pupils of West Side School to Present Program Tue., May 28

A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend the program, whose motto is "Aiming at the Higher Goal," to be presented at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday, May 28, at the West Side School.

The program, sponsored by G. H. Sanford, principal, Ruby Deadrick and Carita Sanford, teachers, will include a review of the students' achievements. There will be an activity program, including games, a brochure of the 1962-63 school program, a talent program, exhibits by the home economics department and refreshments.

Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1963
 



 


Schools to Integrate
Finances, Accreditat'n Force Action By Board
All Grade levels To Be Desegregated At Beginning Of 1963-64 School Term

Voluntary desegregation is occurring in more and more sections and communities.

Members of the Palacios Independent School District Board of Trustees...took the big step Monday night and after much study, pro and con, voted to integrate in all grade levels at the opening of the 1963-64 school term.

This decision was reached for an economical reason and to retain our school accreditation standards.

On May 8, Supt. Ralph Newsom received a letter from W. R. Goodson, director of the Division of Progressive Development and School Accreditation.

The following are excerpts from the letter, which are self explanatory:

"Your accreditation reports for 1962-63 are in the process of being reviewed.

"Our analysis of the class schedule for the Palacios Colored School, grades 7-9, seriously questions the possibility of this school being able to meet accreditation standards.

"The following factors should be noted
(1) Scheduled time for each subject per day is only 30 minutes;
(2) Individual subject courses are not taught each day;
(3) Grades 7-9 are self-contained thereby making the possibility of fulfilling standards difficult in grades 7 and 8, and almost impossible in grade 9
(4) The qualification of the teacher in the numerous subjects taught is questionable. particularly in grade 9."

The budget for operating the Palacios Colored School for the 1962-63 school year was $30,064.78 In order to meet the state requirements, which would have to be done to keep our school accreditation standards, an estimated additional $18,522.11 would be needed for the 1963-64 school year. Two additional teachers would have to be hired to teach in the Palacios Colored School, and as students in grade 9 would be transported to Bay City along with students in grades 10-12, the Palacios School District would have to pay at least one half the cost of an additional teacher they would have to hire; plus providing a bus, driver and operation cost of transporting the students.

As approximately 53 colored students will be attending the schools here, the board of trustees favored integrating on an economic basis.

Palacios Beacon, June 13, 1963
 



 

Additional Information on African-American Student Education in Palacios
 


The Status of the Palacios Public Schools, Financial and Literary

During the 1928-29 school year....a Negro school has been maintained at a cost of approximately $300.00

Palacios Beacon, April 4, 1929
 


School Faculty Selected For 1929-30 Term

...Negro school added...

Palacios Beacon, August 1, 1929
 


Building Negro School

The work of tearing down and removing the frame building on the southeast corner of the high school campus, was begun this week. The material is being taken to a location west of the S. P. railroad and will be rebuilt into a two-room building for the colored children, thus giving them a much better and commodious place for educational work. By the school board being able to purchase these corner lots gives the high school a much larger campus which can in time be made very attractive and give ample space for most all sports they may care to sponsor.

Palacios Beacon, December 10, 1931
 


Palacios Schools Will Have A Full 9 Months' Term

...Last year the board purchased the Callaway property on the south-east corner of the high school campus and a lot in the Negro section of the town. The building on the Callaway property was moved to the other lot and remodeled into a Negro school; the whole transaction costing $716.40.  It was decided to spread the cost of this over a two-year period, so $292.31 of this amount has been paid from this year's funds. In addition to this, the board found it necessary to assume the obligation that was outstanding on the farm shop, which amounted to $149.02; and this has been paid from this year's funds.

Palacios Beacon, March 23, 1933
 


 


Palacios Colored Students
April, 1940

With the possible exceptions of students who were enumerated in the census who were 6 or 7 years old,
all of the other students would have attended the new school during the first year it was open.

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SCHOOL NAME SEX AGE COUNTY IN
DIST
FATHER
MOTHER
GUARDIAN
ADDRESS IMAGE
#

Palacios

Carter, Curtis

M 15 Matagorda 8

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios 126

Palacios

Carter, Dorothy

F 13 Matagorda 8

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios 126

Palacios

Carter, Deforest

F 8 Matagorda 8

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios 126

Palacios

Carter, Grace Evelyn

F 10 Matagorda 8

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios 126

Palacios

Cotter, Adolph

M 13

Matagorda

5

Cotter, Dan
Cotter, Adalie

Palacios 144

Palacios

Deadrick, Hazel

F 15

Matagorda

9

Deadrick, Hayes
Deadrick, Clara

Palacios 165

Palacios

Deadrick, Maxwell

M 13

Matagorda

9

Deadrick, Hayes
Deadrick, Clara

Palacios 165

Palacios

Hasley, Helen

F 11

Matagorda

?

Hasley, Floyd
Hasley, Frankie

Palacios 265

Palacios

Hatten, Eveline

F 8

Matagorda

7

Hatten, Mark
Hatten, Vernice

Palacios 267

Palacios

Hatten, Mark

M 7

Matagorda

7

Hatten, Mark
Hatten, Vernice

Palacios 267

Palacios

Hatten, Pearl

F 15

Matagorda

7

Hatten, Mark
Hatten, Vernice

Palacios 267

Palacios

Hayes, Eddie Lean

F 9

Matagorda

3

Hayes, Leonard
Hayes, Cassie

Palacios 283

Palacios

Hayes, Eresten

F 10

Matagorda

3

Hayes, Leonard
Hayes, Cassie

Palacios 283

Palacios

Hayes, Glendell

M 7

Matagorda

3

Hayes, Leonard
Hayes, Cassie

Palacios 283

Palacios

Hayes, Jimmie D.

M 8

Matagorda

3

Hayes, Leonard
Hayes, Cassie

Palacios 283

Palacios

Hayes, L. G.

M 11

Matagorda

3

Hayes, Leonard
Hayes, Cassie

Palacios 283

Palacios

Hayes, Cosy

F 11

Matagorda

4

Hayes, Ralph
Hayes, Elsie

Palacios 284

Palacios

Kirby, Addie

F 16

Matagorda

3

Kirby, Mack
Kirby, Alma

Palacios 363

Palacios

Luddington, Floyd

M 15

Matagorda

10

Luddington, Lee
Luddington, Ruth

Palacios 385

Palacios

Martinez, A. D.

M 15

Matagorda

7

Martinez, Andy
Martinez, Armie?

Palacios 399

Palacios

Rivers, Orpah

F 16

Matagorda

10

Rivers, Charlie
Rivers, C. W.

Palacios 489

Palacios

Rivers, Victoria

F 14

Matagorda

10

Rivers, Charlie
Rivers, C. W.

Palacios 489

Palacios

Roy, Cleveland, Jr.

M 7

Matagorda

2

Roy, Cleveland
Roy, Ester

Palacios 503

Palacios

Sexton, Acie

M 9

Matagorda

1mo

Sexton, Tom
Sexton, Mary

Palacios 514

Palacios

Sexton, Ethel

F 10

Matagorda

1mo

Sexton, Tom
Sexton, Mary

Palacios 514

Palacios

Sexton, May

F 14

Matagorda

1mo

Sexton, Tom
Sexton, Mary

Palacios 514

Palacios

Shannon, Dora

F 13

Matagorda

14

Shannon, John
Shannon, Sylvia

Palacios 516

Palacios

Shannon, Johnie

F 15

Matagorda

14

Shannon, John
Shannon, Sylvia

Palacios 516

Palacios

Sikes, Hester

F 6

Matagorda

1mo

Sikes, John
SIkes, Mary

Palacios 521

Palacios

Sikes, Milton

M 12

Matagorda

1mo

Sikes, John
Sikes, Mary

Palacios 521

Palacios

Sikes, Rose

F 14

Matagorda

1mo

Sikes, John
Sikes, Mary

Palacios 521

Palacios

Sikes, Silvia

F 9

Matagorda

1mo

Sikes, John
Sikes, Mary

Palacios 521

Palacios

Tanner, Nowell

F 7

Matagorda

3yr

Tanner, Albert
Tanner, Louise

Palacios 578

Palacios

Watson, Dave

M 11

Matagorda

1mo

Watson, Lawrence
Watson, Sarah

Palacios 635

Palacios

Watson, Mattie

F 7

Matagorda

1mo

Watson, Lawrence
Watson, Sarah

Palacios 635

Palacios

Watson, Mike

M 12

Matagorda

1mo

Watson, Lawrence
Watson, Sarah

Palacios 635
Palacios

Williams, Ray

M 15

Matagorda

7

Williams, Willie
Ray, O. D.

Palacios 659


 


Palacios Colored Students

April, 1946

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SCHOOL NAME SEX AGE COUNTY IN
DIST
FATHER
MOTHER
GUARDIAN
ADDRESS IMAGE
#

Palacios

Adams, Antone

M

9

Matagorda

1

Adams, John
Adams, Seawillow

Palacios

006

Palacios

Adams, Elrose

F

14

Matagorda

1

Adams, John
Adams, Seawillow

Palacios

006

Palacios

Adams, Elvin

M

17

Matagorda

1

Adams, John
Adams, Seawillow

Palacios

006

Palacios

Adams, Othella

F

6

Matagorda

1

Adams, John
Adams, Seawillow

Palacios

006

Palacios

Bedford, Ada Mae

F

11

Matagorda

 

Bedford, G. H.
Hebert, Ethel B.

Lucas St., Box 863
Palacios

056

Palacios

Bolden, Frank Herman

F

10

Matagorda

1 yr

Bolden, Morris
Hines, Julia
Law, Howard

Palacios

067

Palacios

Burton, Isabel

F

9

Matagorda

3 yrs

Burton, Will
 

Palacios

117

Palacios

Burton, Laura

F

16

Matagorda

3 yrs

Burton, Will
 

Palacios

117

Palacios

Buttler, Freddie

M

7

Matagorda

 

Buttler, Howard
Buttler, Bernice Ray
Ray, B. H.

Palacios

118

Palacios

Campbell, Love Joy

F

7

Matagorda

 

Campbell, Andy C.
Campbell, Lena Mae

Palacios

123

Palacios

Carter, Bennie

M

9

Matagorda

 

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios

126

Palacios

Carter, Bobbie

F

11

Matagorda

 

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios

126

Palacios

Carter, Deforest

F

14

Matagorda

 

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios

126

Palacios

Carter, Grace E.

F

16

Matagorda

 

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios

126

Palacios

Carter, Silvia

F

7

Matagorda

 

Carter, Ikey
Carter, Grace

Palacios

126

Palacios

Chambers, Andrew

M

12

Matagorda

2 yrs

Chambers, Andrew
Chambers, Lillie

Palacios

129

Palacios

Chambers, Ivey

F

9

Matagorda

2 yrs

Chambers, Andrew
Chambers, Lillie

Palacios

129

Palacios

Cooper, Nolan

M

12

Matagorda

 

Cooper, John L.
Cooper, Lois

Palacios

139

Palacios

Darden, Allen

M

11

Matagorda

3 yrs

Deceased
Boone, Annie Mae
Boone, M. L.

Palacios

149

Palacios

Darden, Hogan

M

9

Matagorda

3 yrs

Deceased
Boone, Annie Mae
Boone, M. L.

Palacios

149

Palacios

Deadrick, Clyde

M

9

Matagorda

 

Deadrick, Lawrence
Deadrick, Myrtle

Palacios

160

Palacios

Deadrick, Doloris

F

9

Matagorda

 

Deadrick, D. M.
Deadrick, Calanthe

Palacios

161

Palacios

Deadrick, Larry

M

13

Matagorda

 

Deadrick, Lawrence
Deadrick, Myrtle

Palacios

160

Palacios

Deadrick, Maurine

F

16

Matagorda

 

Deadrick, Lawrence
Deadrick, Myrtle

Palacios

160

Palacios

Dorsey, Claudia

M

9

Matagorda

5 yrs

Dorsey, Wesley
Dorsey, L. C.

Palacios

168

Palacios

Dorsey, John Wesley

F

15

Matagorda

5 yrs

Dorsey, Wesley
Dorsey, L. C.

Palacios

168

Palacios

Dorsey, Lillie

F

13

Matagorda

5 yrs

Dorsey, Wesley
Dorsey, L. C.

Palacios

168

Palacios

Flagg, Alton O'Neal

M

10

Matagorda

5 yrs

Flagg, O'Neal
Flagg, Helen

Palacios

193

Palacios

Garner, Shirley M.

F

8

Matagorda

 

Garner, Lee
Spriggs, Peggie

Palacios

212

Palacios

Genzer, Bertha

F

13

Matagorda

17 yrs

Genzer, George
Genzer, Cecille

Palacios

220

Palacios

Genzer, Clarence

M

10

Matagorda

17 yrs

Genzer, George
Genzer, Cecille

Palacios

220

Palacios

Genzer, Wilbert

M

15

Matagorda

17 yrs

Genzer, George
Genzer, Cecille

Palacios

220

Palacios

Grover, Alice May

F

16

Matagorda

5 yrs

Monroe, Dan
Monroe, Velma

Palacios

241

Palacios

Grover, Lonnie Ray

M

14

Matagorda

5 yrs

Monroe, Dan
Monroe, Velma

Palacios

241

Palacios

Hadden, Eunice

F

17

Matagorda

5 yrs

Hadden, Johnnie
Hadden, Maggie

Palacios

243

Palacios

Hadden, Otha Mae

F

13

Matagorda

5 yrs

Hadden, Johnnie
Hadden, Maggie

Palacios

243

Palacios

Harper, Ernest

M

9

Matagorda

2 yrs

Harper, Ernest
Harper, Clara

Palacios

249

Palacios

Harper, Walter

M

8

Matagorda

2 yrs

Harper, Ernest
Harper, Clara

Palacios

249

Palacios

Harris, Lucy Fae

F

11

Matagorda

 

Garner, Lee
Spriggs, Peggie

 

252

Palacios

Hayes, James

M

11

Matagorda

6 yrs

Curry, Willie
Curry, Elsie

 

271

Palacios

Haynes, Caspie

M

6

Matagorda

 

Haynes, Beno
Haynes, Etta Mae

Palacios

274

Palacios

Haynes, Walter Lee

M

7

Matagorda

 

Haynes, Beno
Haynes, Etta Mae

Palacios

274

Palacios

Hebert, Leon

M

13

Matagorda

1

Hebert, Batt
Hebert, Dora

 

276

Palacios

Hebert, Mildred

F

16

Matagorda

1

Hebert, Bat
Hebert, Dora

 

276

Palacios

Hope, Lenard

M

6

Matagorda

13 yrs

Hope, Roosevelt
Hope, Leta

Palacios

290

Palacios

Hope, Norma Jean

F

9

Matagorda

13 yrs

Hope, Roosevelt
Hope, Leta

Palacios

290

Palacios

Hope, Roosevelt D.

M

7

Matagorda

13 yrs

Hope, Roosevelt
Hope, Leta

Palacios

290

Palacios

Hope, Shirley Faye

M

7

Matagorda

13 yrs

Hope, Roosevelt
Hope, Leta

Palacios

290

Palacios

Jackson, Mollie

F

15

Matagorda

2 yrs

Jackson, Mose
Jackson, Dollie

Palacios

308

Palacios

Johnson, Oliver

M

9

Matagorda

7 yrs

Johnson, Oliver
Johnson, Leenolia

Palacios

327

Palacios

King, Gloria

F

13

Matagorda

 

King, Sonny
Carter, Gussie

Palacios

349

Palacios

Miles, O. B.

M

6

Matagorda

 

Miles, Maggie
Miles, Gladys

 

375

Palacios

Miles, Robert L.

M

8

Matagorda

 

Miles, Maggie
Miles, Gladys

 

375

Palacios

Paterson, Silvia

F

10

Matagorda

2 yrs

Paterson, Tommy
Paterson, Mary

Palacios

416

Palacios

Paterson, Tommy

M

8

Matagorda

2 yrs

Paterson, Tommy
Paterson, Mary

Palacios

416

Palacios

Polk, Annie Doris

F

15

Matagorda

 

Polk, Melvin
Polk, Cornellia

Palacios

428

Palacios

Polk, Bessie Mae

F

10

Matagorda

 

Polk, Melvin
Polk, Cornellia

Palacios

428

Palacios

Polk, Hattie Mae

F

12

Matagorda

 

Polk, Melvin
Polk, Cornellia

Palacios

428

Palacios

Polk, Johnnie

F

15

Matagorda

3 yrs

Polk, Sylvester
Polk, Ola

Palacios

427

Palacios

Polk, Olivia

F

14

Matagorda

 

Polk, Melvin
Polk, Cornellia

Palacios

428

Palacios

Polk, Robert Lee

 

 

Matagorda

 

Polk, Melvin
Polk, Cornellia

Palacios

428

Palacios

Polk, Willie

M

17

Matagorda

3 yrs

Polk, Sylvester
Polk, Ola

Palacios

427

Palacios

Reed, Bettie Jean

F

6

Matagorda

 

Reed, Joe
Reed, Vera

Palacios

437

Palacios

Reed, Billie Joe

M

8

Matagorda

 

Reed, Joe
Reed, Vera

Palacios

437

Palacios

Roberts, Roy

M

16

Matagorda

2 yrs

Roberts, Roy
Roberts, Sophie

Palacios

462

Palacios

Roberts, Tom

M

13

Matagorda

2 yrs

Roberts, Roy
Roberts, Sophie

Palacios

462

Palacios

Roy, Cleveland

M

13

Matagorda

5 yrs

Roy, Cleveland
Roy, Queen Ester

Palacios

471

Palacios

Roy, Ethel May

F

6

Matagorda

5 yrs

Roy, Cleveland
Roy, Queen Ester

Palacios

471

Palacios

Roy, Lawrence

M

11

Matagorda

5 yrs

Roy, Cleveland
Roy, Queen Ester

Palacios

471

Palacios

Roy, Myrtle

F

9

Matagorda

5 yrs

Roy, Cleveland
Roy, Queen Ester

Palacios

471

Palacios

Simmons, Bettie

F

13

Matagorda

3 yrs

Simmons, John, Sr.
Simmons, Louise

Palacios

489

Palacios

Simmons, Chas.

M

15

Matagorda

3 yrs

Simmons, John, Sr.
Simmons, Louise

Palacios

489

Palacios

Simmons, John, Jr.

M

11

Matagorda

3 yrs

Simmons, John, Sr.
Simmons, Louise

Palacios

489

Palacios?

Thompson, Alice

F

16

Matagorda

 

Deceased
Monroe, Velma

Palacios?

554

Palacios?

Thompson, Joe Beth

F

9

Matagorda

 

Deceased
Monroe, Velma

Palacios?

554

Palacios

Thompson, Lake

M

11

Matagorda

5 yrs

Thompson, Lake
Thompson, Eva

Palacios

553

Palacios

Thompson, Lucy

F

17

Matagorda

5 yrs

Thompson, Lake
Thompson, Eva

Palacios

553

Palacios

Thompson, Roy

M

15

Matagorda

5 yrs

Thompson, Lake
Thompson, Eva

Palacios

553

Palacios?

Thompson, Terry L.

M

6

Matagorda

 

Deceased
Monroe, Velma

Palacios?

554

Palacios

Williams, Cora

F

8

Matagorda

2 yrs

Williams, Andrew
Williams, Katy

Palacios

600

Palacios

Williams, Lidia

F

11

Matagorda

2 yrs

Williams, Andrew
Williams, Katy

Palacios

600

Palacios

Williams, Odell A., Jr.

M

6

Matagorda

 

Williams, Odell Allen
Williams, L. M.

Palacios

599

 


Teachers
 

If you know the names of other teachers who taught at this school, please email.


Lola Velma Mulkey Payne

December 31, 1908 [1909] Ganado [Louise], Jackson County, Texas
September 29, 1977 Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas
Buried Palacios Cemetery, Matagorda Cemetery, Texas
Residence at time of death: Francitas, Jackson County, Texas

Parents:
Plum M. Mulkey (March 8, 1897 - November 4, 1963) Buried Palacios Cemetery, Minister
Effie V. Thomas Mulkey (May 9, 1899 - April 19, 1966) Buried Palacios Cemetery

1910 Census - Texas - Wharton County
Plum M. Mulkey, head, age 32, b TX, married twice, current marriage 6 years, General Farmer
Effie Mulkey, wife, age 22, b TX, married once, current marriage 6 years
James M. Mulkey, son, age 4, b TX
Ethel L. Mulkey, daughter, age 3, b TX
Dillie D. Mulkey, daughter, age 1 11/12, b TX
Lola V. Mulkey, daughter, age 3/12, b TX

1920 Census - Texas - Jackson County, Ganado
Plum M. Mulkey, head, age 46, b TX, General Farmer
Effie Mulkey, wife, age 34, b TX
James M. Mulkey, son, age 14, b TX
Ethel L. Mulkey, daughter, age 11, b TX
Dillie D. Mulkey, daughter, age 9, b TX
Lola V. Mulkey, daughters, age 8, b TX

1930 Census - Texas, Jackson County - Francitas
Plum M. Mulkey, head, age 57, married at 31, b TX, General farmer
Effie Mulkey, wife, age 42, married at 16, b TX
Monroe Mulkey, son, age 25, married at 22, b TX, General farm laborer
Emma Mulkey, daughter-in-law, age 25, married at 22, b TX
Ethel Mulkey, daughter, age 23, b TX, Public school teacher
Dillie Mulkey, daughter, age 21, b TX
Lola Mulkey, daughter, age 20, b TX
John W. Mulkey, grandson, age 7, b TX
Ruby M. Mulkey Turner, niece, age 5, b TX

1940 Census - Texas - Matagorda County - Palacios - Main Street
Plum Mulkey, head, age 66, b TX, Laborer, Lawn work
Effie Mulkey, wife, age 53, b TX
Lola Mulkey, daughter, age 30, b TX, Public school teacher
 


Lola V. Payne

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola V. Payne of Francitas were held at 2 p. m. Sunday, October 2, at the Pilgrim Rose Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Samuel Timms officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery

A retired school teacher, she died Thursday, Sept. 29, in Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Survivors include one brother, Monroe Mulkey of Palacios; three sisters, Miss Janie Mulkey of San Marcos, Mrs. Ethel M. Clay of West Columbia and Mrs. Dixie? D. Collins of Kendleton.

Palacios Beacon, October 6, 1977
 

   


Professor Granville H. Sanford
July 17, 1904 Columbus, Colorado County, Texas
February 3, 1983 Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas

Mrs. Carita Earline Foley Sanford
July 19, 1903 Columbus, Colorado County, Texas
April 8, 1995 Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

 


1910 Census - Texas - Colorado County
Walter Sanford, age 46, married 2nd, 5 years, b TX, General farmer
Hattie Sanford, age 40, married 2nd, 5 years, 9 children-2 living, b TX, Home farmer
Granville Sanford, age 4, b TX
Alexander Sanford, age 2, b TX

1930 Census - Texas - Colorado County - Columbus
Grannell [Granville] Sanford, age 26, age 26, b TX, Gravel pit laborer
Careta [Carita] Sanford, age 25, b TX, Public school teacher
 


Carita Foley Sanford

Parents: Lawrence Foley and Mattie Dibbles Foley

1910 Census - Texas - Colorado County
Lawrence Foley, head, age 36, married 2nd, 11 years, House carpenter
Mattie Foley, wife, age 34, married 2nd, 11 years, 6 children-4 living
Carita Foley, daughter, age 7, b TX
Lilian Foley, daughter, age 6, b TX
Lawrence, son, age 10/12 b TX
Alfie Williams, step-daughter, age 13, b TX

1920 Census - Texas - Colorado County
Lawrence Foley, age 38, b TX, House carpenter
Mattie Foley, age 30, b TX
Carita Foley, age 16, b TX
Lillie Foley, age 12, b TX
Lawrence Foley, age 9, b TX
 


Carita Foley Sanford

July 19, 1903 - April 8, 1995

Carita Foley Sanford, 91, of Columbus passed away on April 8, 1995.

She was born on July 19, 1903, in Columbus, to Lawrence and Mattie Dibbles Foley.

Carita was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church where she confessed Christ at an early age and also a member of the Easter Star.

She finished high school in Columbus, furthered her education by entering Prairie View Normal and Industrial College and received her masters degree. She also did graduate work at Columbia University in New York.

She began her teaching career early and taught in many surrounding counties including Harris, Colorado and Matagorda.

She was joined in holy matrimony with Mr. Granville Sanford on November 22, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, two sisters and other family members.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 11, at 1 p. m. from St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus, with Rev. Billy Young officiating. Burial followed in the City Cemetery in Columbus. Ben Davis Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mitchell L. Davis, Sr., John Lewis Johnson, Elvin Ervin, John Michael Connor, Tie Whitehead and William Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Denley, Ivory Collins, Paul Johnson, Simon Evans, Clay Denley and Herman Scott.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 20, 1995
 

 


Ruby Deadrick
 

 

Preservation Efforts
 


Vision For Former Rainbow Land Park to "Serve the Community"

The Rainbow Community Park and Historical Site Project feasibility plan reports considerable progress according to Palacios Community Coalition Chairman Troy Lewis and Palacios Community HUB Co-Chair Bill Stacy.

This anticipated project is located at 907 8th St., which was formerly the Rainbow Land Daycare and also a local historical landmark, the school for African-Americans during the time of segregation.

According to Lewis and Stacy, the park has multiple possibilities to serve the community. Besides the historical significance, the land is established with approximately 2 acres of "the forest," with more than 40 large shade trees.

The mission of the new park, according to Lewis and Stacy, is to promote community events, physical exercise/fitness, educational activities, tourist interest and will be used as a cultural destination.

Currently the land is owned by Palacios ISD, and according to Lewis and Stacy, considerations are underway with the potential for donating the land to serve these community attractions.

Donations and grants are anticipated with the assistance of the Palacios Area Fund allowing the Palacios Community Coalition to be under the umbrella of PAF's 501 (c) 3.

According to Lewis and Stacy, to embrace the historical significance Tony Doubek and Bonnie Benson, local historians, are conducting interviews and video camera recordings, with students having attended the "Black School" up until the late 1960's. These historians will then collaborate with the Palacios Museum to ensure the oral history is maintained and shared.

Both the City of Palacios and Palacios ISD will entertain Lewis and Stacy in the near future at City Council and School Board meetings to hear progress, make considerations, and ultimately deem the fate of this project.

Palacios Beacon, November 20, 2013
 


Effort to Preserve Palacios' Black History Begins With Former Rainbowland Park

In an effort to preserve Palacios' Black history, Bonnie Benson, member of the Matagorda County Historical Commission, is producing an oral history account of experiences at the Palacios Colored School between 1941-1965.

The Palacios Colored School was located at 907 8th St., later the well-known original site of Rainbow Land Daycare.

Intrigued with the building and the history, Benson desires to preserve the original historical contribution the building has had within this community, the former Palacios Colored School.

African-American or Black History month is in February and notably, according to Benson, there is not any recorded Black History currently at the Palacios Museum. Benson's efforts are to produce an oral history account from local students that were educated at this school. These video recordings will be then available for public viewing at the Palacios Museum, with a hopeful date of Feb. 2014.

Currently the Palacios Community Coalition with assistance from the Palacios Community HUB, are in the feasibility stage of The Rainbow Community Park and Historical Site Project which coincides with Benson's belief.

"It would make a lovely park but the history of the whole piece of land is very important," said Benson. According to Benson this land and building have over 70 years of significance to the community.

Ties are interwoven with this land and building with the history of Palacios, according to Benson, as the initial 20 years served as the Palacios Colored School and during the next 50 years served as Rainbow Land Daycare which assisted in raising generations of Palacians.

The Palacios Beacon will continue to follow Benson's progress as history is made in Palacios; the recording of Black history.

Palacios Beacon, December 4, 2013
 


African American Heritage Day at Museum Sat.
 

The Palacios Community Coalition in association with the Palacios Area Historical Association is sponsoring the first annual African American Heritage Day on Sat. (Feb. 22). The event will be held at the Palacios City by the Sea Museum at 401 Commerce Street. Various speakers from the city and county will explore the African American roots of the city and country as well as current and future contributions.

Memoirs of several long time citizens in the form of "Oral Histories" as recorded by Dr. Bonnie M. Benson of the Matagorda County Historical Commission, will be presented to the museum as a reflection of the African American Heritage in Palacios.

The public is encouraged to bring old family photos to be scanned into the museum's archives and all of their family lore to share at the event.

Palacios Beacon, February 19, 2014
 


Documenting history translates into preserving history and captured above is Bonnie Benson, member of the Matagorda County Historical Commission, capturing Palacios' Black history by interviewing Ms. Gloria Watson. Benson is documenting the oral history account of experiences at the Palacios Colored School between 1941-1965 which was located at 908 8th St., which late became the well-known original site of Rainbow Land Daycare. As proclaimed at last Tues. Palacios City Council meeting by Mayor Sardelich, this Sat. (Feb. 22) is African American Heritage Day for the city of Palacios. (Beacon Photo Brandi G. West)
 



City By The Sea Museum Packed For African American Heritage Day
 

Seats were filled at the first annual African American Heritage Day that was celebrated last Sat. (Feb 22) at the City by the Sea Museum with over 40 individuals in attendance. By the request of the Palacios Community Coalition, the City of Palacios created resolution designating Feb. 22 and every third Sat. in Feb. to follow as African American Heritage Day. Dr. Bonnie Benson presented the 'oral history' presentation of experiences at the Palacios Colored School; most recently known as the former Rainbow Land Daycare. Above are oral history participants; Dora Shannon Lewis, Alice Mae Monroe Polk, Doris Davis Heard, Benson and Gloria Dean King Watson. (Beacon Photo by Brandi G. West.
 


 

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Mar. 13, 2014
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May 24, 2014
   

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