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 in 1953

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. A. White.

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