Y. M. B. L. Formed at Alba – 1922

Y. M. B. L. Formed at Alba.

Special to The News.

Alba, Texas, Aug. 10 – The young men of Alba have organized a Young Men’s Business League. The following officers were elected: Thurman Clayton, president; B. H. Wooten, first vice president; Roy Glazner, second vice president; Everette DeWitt, third vice president; T. M. Reavley, secretary; Ralph Hopkins, treasurer; L. W. Reavley, reporter; directors, F. R. McCollum, Wilbur Reneau, J. C. Patton, Troy Holmes, D. Brookshier and Payton McKnight. Dallas Morning News, Friday, August 11, 1922, Section: Two, Page: Twelve, GenealogyBank.com


WCGS to Host FREE Genealogy Help County-wide Workshops

The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will be hosting free workshops at the libraries throughout Wood County this spring. The workshops will provide an opportunity to use available computers to aid in genealogical research. Researchers will be able to access Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com. Included in the workshop will be a short session on getting started with one’s research.

The first workshop will be on Thursday, February 21 at the Mineola Library from 10 a.m. until noon. The second workshop will be on Tuesday, March 5 at the Winnsboro Library from 2 until 4 p.m. The next workshop will be on March 26 at the Hawkins Library beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The fourth workshop will be on March 28 at the Alba Library from 10 a.m. until noon. The final session will be a night meeting at the Quitman Library on April 2. This workshop will be in the Shamburger Room beginning at 6 p.m. There is no pre-registration. Just show up and be ready to work.

If you have any pictures of old Wood County families, buildings, or events, the Society would love to be able to scan these into our collection.

 The society meets every third Monday in the Quitman Library and help is always available at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

1921 Storm Destroys Property Near Alba

Alba, Texas, April 15. — A tornado struck Willow Springs west of Alba, Thursday and traveling in a northeasterly direction, did considerable damage until it had reached a point just north of Alba, when it raised above the timber and passed on. It was only about 100 yards wide, but the wind had tremendous velocity, and as it lowered from the funnel-shaped cloud left destruction in its path. There were no deaths reported. Telephone lines were torn down in the path of the storm. The houses of G. P. Ful-??, J. L. Ennis and one or two others were blown away. The tornado was preceded by a heavy ????. Considerable damage to gardens and young corn is reported north of Alba along the ???? of Lake Fork Creek. — Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 15, 1921, Page 13.

January Meeting to Feature Alba, Golden, and Rhoads Communities

The regular January 21st meeting of the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society will include presentations about the Alba, Golden, and Rhoads communities starting at 7 p.m. at the Shamburger Room of the Quitman Public Library. The public is invited.

The spring road show to area libraries will also be discussed.

January 2013
>21 (Monday)
5:00 p.m. — Optional social time at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant, Quitman
6:00 p.m. — Time to offer or seek help with genealogy for members and the general public and/or to go online and search databases. We meet at the Quitman Public Library.
7:00 p.m. — Regular monthly meeting at the Quitman Public Library

Query: Alba, Texas

I was born in Alba, Texas (as well as my Father, Alton Lee Terry and Grandfather, Nathan Henry Terry. My Dad is 93 yrs. old and reminisces a lot on Alba, the Town Square, the buildings and business in the 1920’s – 1930’s.
This is where you can help. Is it possible to get a town map of Alba showing the town lay-out during this period of time?
I appreciate any help or direction you can give me.
Thanks you very much.
Gerald Terry