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United States Post Office

History of Early Mail System in Orange County
by W. T. Block

1944 Postal Information
(from the 1944 Orange City Directory)

George Stone's 20 and 25 Year Postal Service Awards

Postmasters of Orange County

BRIDGE CITY
Scales, James B., 1 July 1946 - 1967
Brown, Nolton 1967-1970
Bullard, Robert D. , 1970-1980
Stimac, Johnny, 1980-1998
Goudeaux, Charlene, (the first woman postmaster), 1998-Present
History

BRUCE
Bruce, Charles G., 21 Sep 1905
(changed to Texla 10 Jul 1906)

BUNN"S BLUFF
Pattillo, George A., ca. 4 Nov 1861 (discontinued)
Bunn, Joseph 28 Sep 1868 (re-established)
Loving, William O., 4 Jun 1900
Wingate, Walter J., 14 Sep 1900 (discontinued; papers to Beaumont)

CONNELL
Corriher, Henry A., 6 Nov 1913
Westbrook, Jacob M., 5 Mar 1914
Corriher, Thos. S., 30 Jun 1914
Westbrook, Jacob M., 13 May 1919
Taylor, Sam G., 16 Sep 1920
Fosha, Marion, 6 Jun 1924 (discontinued 31 Dec 1924; mail to Vidor)

COW BAYOU
Walles, Jacob, 2 Sep 1868 (discontinued 28 Jan 187__?)
Morgan, William O., 13 Nov 1871 (re-established)
Arnold, S., 28 Mar 1872 (discontinued 28 Oct 1872)

DUNCAN'S WOODS
Myers, Reese A., 28 Jun 1855 (discontinued 14 Sep 1860)
Odle, A. J., 27 Oct 1860 (re-established)
Pattillo, Leroy, 21 Feb 1862 (CSA)(discontinued 5 Nov 1866)

GRATIS
Reeves, Jesse Y., 11 May 1910
Beymer, Geo. E., 25 Jan 1911
Green, Alex A., 26 Mar 1912(discontinued 31 Dec 1912; mail to Mauriceville)

LEMONVILLE
Payne, Cornelious B., 12 Apr 1902
Williamson, Robt. M., 15 Oct 1903
Pennington, Ed., 9 Apr 1906
Friedman, Wm. L., 16 Mar 1908
Helm, Geo., 27 Oct 1922
(discontinued 31 Dec 1928; mail to Orange)

MADISON
Force, Nathan P., 29 Apr 1852
Ochiltree, Hugh, 1 Nov 1853
Hewson, David C., 21 May 1856

(Changed to ORANGE, 18 Aug 1858)

MAURICEVILLE
Hilliard, John P., 2 Nov 1906

MUSKEGON
Goman, Max, 6 May 1903
Carls, Wm., 9 Jun 1903
Henshaw, Jos. A., 18 Jly 1904 (discontinued 28 Feb 1905; mail to Lemonville)
Bisland, Edmond M., 22 Jan 1906 (re-established)
(discontinued 28 Feb 1907; mail to Mauriceville

OILLA

Juban, Jesse E., 31 Dec 1913
Daniel, Russ, 21 Jly 1914
Gardner, Robt. M., 6 Dec 1916
Williams, Henry M., 19 Dec 1919
Peveto, Ursan B., 3 Jun 1931

ONEIDA

Pearsall, Wait, 9 May 1901
(discontinued 1 Nov 1901; never in operation)

ORANGE

Hewson, David C., 18 Aug 1858
Russell, Robert B., 6 Mar 1860
Russell, Robert B., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)
Scott, Lilburn C. R., 19 Jan 1866
Davis, Henry T., 26 May 1885
Davis, Susan, 19 Nov 1888
Goodman, Charles G., 28 Feb 1889
Poole, George F., 7 May 1889
Bisland, Joshua B., 4 Jan 1893
Hart, John T., 9 Apr 1893
Seargent, James B., 17 May 1897
Looney, Robert J., 27 Apr 1901
Seargent, James B., 1 Mar 1905
Ball, John J., 17 Jun 1913
Watson, Horace H., 22 Feb 1922
Arnold, Henry C., 13 Apr 1926 (Acting postmaster)
Arnold, Henry c., 11 Dec 1926
Coale, Cecil R., 28 Feb 1935 (Acting postmaster)
Coale, Cecil R., 18 June 1935
Pitts, Henry T., 4 Mar 1954 (Acting postmaster)
Turner, Howard G., 30 Nov 1954 (Acting postmaster)
Turner, Howard G., 17 Mar 1955
Roberts, Abner C., Jr., 31 Dec 1968 (Acting postmaster)
Roberts, Abner C., Jr., 3 Apr 1971
Bullard, Robert B., 30 June 1972(Officer-in-charge)
Block, William T., 4 Aug 1972 (Officer-in-charge)
Carson, John K., 13 Oct 1972 (Officer-in-charge)
Carson, John K., 15 Sept 1973
Casimiro, Salinas, Jr., 9 Jan 1993
Elmore, Lavenia A., 5 Dec 1994 (Officer-in-charge)
Washington, Bobby E., 19 June 1995 (Officer-in-charge)
York, Dwayne A., 20 July 1996

ORANGEFIELD

Fred Bland 27 Dec 1922 - March of 1948 (retired)
Prentice F. Vance 1948 - 1950 (Acting postmaster) from
Prentice F. Vance 1950 - Jan. 19, 1967
Walter Toronjo
Dorothy Vance (Acting postmaster)
Dorothy Vance Dec. 8, 1967 - Oct. 31, 1981 (retired)
Becky Hebert
Kathy Tillman Feb. 9, 1991 -
more

PEARL

Singleton, Jacob M., 1 Apr 1884
(Changed to TERRY STATION, 16 Dec 1887)

TERRY

Thomas, Albert G., 26 Feb 1877
Wallis, Jacob, 8 Jan 1879
Thomas, Albert G., 1 Apr 1879
Haynes, George W., 18 Jan 1881 (discontinued 26 Jly 1881)
Wallis, Jacob, 20 July 1889 (re-established)
Singleton, Jacob M., 28 Apr 1893
Solliday, David W., 24 May 1898
Singleton, Jacob M., 9 Dec 1901
Singleton, Levi, 28 Oct 1905
Adcock, George M., 16 July 1906(Order rescinded 19 Oct 1906)
Singleton, Oliver, 10 Apr 1920

TERRY STATION

Singleton, Jacob M., 16 Dec 1887
Berly, Clark C., 3 Jan 1888 (discontinued 25 Apr 1889; papers to Beaumont)

TEXLA

Bruce, Chas. G., 10 Jly 1906 (Failed to qualify)
McCaughan, Thos. L., 11 Aug 1906
Bauguss, Marion C., 20 Apr 1907
Harris, Lane H. 9 Sep 1908
Porter, Carey C., 10 Jly 1909
Whittington, John M., 17 Feb 1911
Hilliard, Zach W., 30 Aug 1912
McAllister, Mary E., 6 Jly 1915
Hilliard, Zach W., 10 Feb 1919
Gibson, Miss Willie L., 25 Jun 1920
Cooper, John A., 21 Aug 1923
Graff, Homer L., 7 Jun 1929 (discontinued 31 Jly 1929; mail to Mauriceville)

VIDOR

Payment, Joseph A., 1 Feb 1909 (discontinued 31 Jly 1911, mail to Beaumont)
Payment, Joseph A., 26 Oct 1912 (re-established)
Newbold, Ina, 15 July 1916 (declined) Morgan, Sallie, 5 Dec 1916
Randall, Otway W., 8 May 1917
Jackson, H. B., 5 Mar 1918 (discontinued 31 Jan 1919; mail to Beaumont)
Lowe, William, 17 Oct 1919 (re-established)
Ward, Nora L., 12 May 1920

WORBAINO

Jones, Laura, 31 Oct 1911 (discontinued 30 Sep 1913; mail to Beaumont)

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