This is copied here with permission
from The Weatherford
Democrat, July 23, 1956 issue.
Congenial 42 Club
One of Oldest
Social Club in City
by Mrs. J. H. Doss
The Congenial 42 Club - is one of the oldest social
club inWeatherford. The group is pictured at a party given
for the members by Mrs. Herbert Smith, in 1953. Front row,
are, left to right, Mrs. Fred Potter, mrs. George C. Jones of
Mineral Wells, a guest, Mrs. Stella Swofford, Mrs. George Jones,
Mrs. j. B. Shaw, and Mrs. J. W. Hamilton. Back row, Mrs.
Lawrence Waldron, Mrs. A. E. Zellers, the late Mrs. S. B. Smith,
Mrs. j. H. Doss, mrs. Andy Bowden, Mrs. Lee Walker, members, and
the hostess, Mrs. Smith.
One of the oldest social clubs in Weatherford is the
Congenial Forty-two club, organized in the fall of 1926, or about
thirty years ago.
Its organizer, Mrs. J.W. Hamilton, lived at that time
with her husband and daughters on Spring street. Other charter
members were: Mesdames Nolan Queen, I.H. Christian, S.B. Smith,
W. A. White, Lee Walker, G. A. Holland, Frank Milburn, I. M. Gardner,
Jess Shaw, Gus Wicklund, and Charles Sumpter.
Meetings were held twice monthly on Thursday afternoons.
Two or three times a year "husbands night" would be observed with
a dinner, games and the like.
It is now a luncheon club meeting once each month. Its
present memebers are: Mrs. A. E. Zellers, who is its president,
Mesdames J. B. Alvis, Andy Bowden, J. H. Doss, M. L. Farmer, J.
Hamilton, Geo. Jones, Fred Potter, Jess Shaw, Stella Swofford, Lawerence
Waldrom and Lee Walker.
The following charter members are now deceased: Mrs.
Frank Milburn, Mrs. G.A. Holland, Mrs. S. B. Smith, and Mrs. W.
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