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MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Sean Bush (1989)  12/2
•   Tyler Jackson (2013)  12/2
•   Gerald Mackey (1977)  12/2
•   LaShonna Caraway (1994)  12/3
•   Geraldine Holmes (1961)  12/3
•   J. W. Samford (1965)  12/3
•   Jason Samford (1993)  12/5
•   Eric Yarbrough (1994)  12/5
•   Sue Nell Cowart (Jackson) (1958)  12/6
•   Brooksie Beth Cook (Bearden) (1961)  12/7
•   Joyce Williams (Calhoun) (1960)  12/7
•   Jamie Wolfe (1995)  12/7
•   Melanie Hudman (Rader) (1986)  12/8
•   Billy Ray Johnson (1973)  12/8
•   Candy Wedgeworth (Mullins) (Throckmorton) (1976)  12/8
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Class 21 Pictures & Clippings (1921)  11/28
•   Class 23 Pictures & Clippings (1923)  11/28
•   Class 28 Pictures & Clippings (1928)  11/27
•   Ben Rhodes (1960)  11/23
•   Rick Oliver (2006)  11/12
•   Class 16 Pictures & Clippings (2016)  11/4
•   Ronald Mackey (1981)  10/23
•   Kevin Strahan (1984)  10/9
•   Michelle Coe (1995)  10/5
•   Cameron Courtney (2010)  10/4
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 24.3%


A:   734   Joined
B:   2281   Not Joined

WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Arizona
8 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
7 live in California
3 live in Colorado
4 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kentucky
12 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
2 live in Missouri
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
3 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Tennessee
517 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
3 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in United Kingdom
2,276 location unknown

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Major Boyce C. Anderson-Class of 1935
Here is an good article on a 1935 graduate of Timpson.  Boyce became dentist either before or after the war.  Sadly he died in 1952 at his home in Waxahachie, TX of an accidental gunshot.

We are staring a timeline for Timpson.   It will take time so come back occasionally to see updates...we have a long way to go on it!!!! Still working on glitches such as spacing and will try to fix...

Timpson Timeline

 

1886-Bar-B-Cue held at Timpson-more than 3,000 attend.  

1886-Jim Truitt, editor of Timpson Times murdered.

1887-Whiskey people win in Timpson...211 in favor...114 against. 

1888-(Circa)-Timpson canning plant built.

1890-Timpson incorporated.  JE Blankenship elected first mayor.

1891-GS Espy elected mayor.

1894-Mrs. Albert Durambus and two children murdered and house burned.

1895-Summer Normal school ended in Aug.  Attendance of 65 for summer.

1895-Charter filed for Timpson Hardware/lumber co. 

            Capital stock of $40,000.

1895-Railroad from Timpson to Carthage approved.  Will be built under TS Garrison.

1902-Company B of Third Infantry organized at Timpson.  

          Captain JD Jennings as commanding officer.

1903-10 miles south of Timpson.  Feud between families of Chapman, Hanks and Prince families.  Gunfire erupts...1 dead, 2 fatally wounded, 1 seriously wounded.

1904-School term cut in Timpson due to lack of funding. 84 girls and 4 boys graduate.

1906-Captain TJ Todd, pioneer and former mayor of Timpson dies.

1907-Bond issued approved for $9,000 for new addition to school.  Lumber yard fire at mill in Stockman.

1908-JD "Dollar Mayor" dies.  Editor of Times and mayor of Timpson.

1909-Located 10 miles west of Timpson, fire at Bagley Lumber causes $100,000 in damage.

1910-Timpson Soda & Mineral Water Co. files a certificate of dissolution.

           Timpson HS opens late due new bldg. construction.  New auditorium will seat 700.

           Fire destroys 7 or 8 old business houses on South First St.

            Telephone Co. Installed & lots of surrounding community residences have phones.

1911-Simpson's Mill boiler explodes.  Located 8 miles south of Timpson. 2 killed and 8 injured.

         Borgard & Son erect bldg. on South First St. To use as warehouse..

         Fire destroys Keelman & Coleman bldg and JH McGauhy bldg.

         Timpson Bottling Co & received its new ice cream machine & installed.

          School kids expected to be brought by train on a Saturday to go to Fair.  

           Over 5,000 kids expected!!!

1912-NM Addison appointed postmaster at Blair.

1916-Company B at Harlingen, TX with over 100 members.  

          The Captain is RR Morrison.

           Attempted robbery at Cotton Belt State Bank.  Safe blew open.  Robbers fled

            Into without any money.

1917-Co. B arrives back in Timpson after 10 months on border. Greeted by 2,000.

1918-Pvt. Jodie M. Ferguson from Timpson fatally wounded in WWI.

1919-W. H. Butler elected Superintendent of Timpson High School.

         Celebration on 4th planned for returning troops from WWI

         State mandated construction on 7 dipping vats to be built around Timpson.

         Timpson Boy Scouts celebrate their anniversary at Methodist Chuch.

1920-Crown Theatre sold by G.T and G.W. Trammel to W.H Powers.

1921-J. Preston Crimm starts Timpson school year as Superintendent.

1928-Dr. TF. Whiteside dies.  Part owner of Whiteside-Johnson Hospital in Timpson.

          Timpson HS Band wins 1st at East Tx. C. of Comm. meeting in Greenville, TX.

1932-City tax rate dropped from 1.25 to 0.75 cents making Timpson having one of lowest rates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Class of 1947....think picture was taken in 1946-1947.

Edith Moses-Class of 1926 and her little sister, Elisabeth Moses who was the mother of Tad, Patricia and Gail Bailey.  Picture was taken in 1922.  This home is on Bear Drive.  Thank you Tad Bailey for use of photo.  Edith married Dewey McClung......

First Timpson School-Shared by Marian Hooper Bodiford-Class of 1947

Ouida Dean Whitaker's Videos

When Ouida Dean Whitaker taught at Timspon, apparently she had a video class.  Here is a link to about two dozen videos that she and the class made around 1975.II do not recognize any of the students but I am sure the people that were in school around that time will recognize a lot of people.  A lot are the high school but some are interviews at Tyer Saw Mill, an interview with a female farmer, etc.   Click HERE to go to the videos.  Once on the site, you can go to page two on the site to see more interviews...especially the Stockman Farmers interviews....

Billy Whiteside-Class of 1948

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Billy Whiteside from the Class of 1948 on May 26.  Billy resided most of his adult life in Corpus Christi. Billy will be missed by all that knew him.  God Bless Billy and his family. The picture below is courtest of Marian Hooper Bodiford from the Class of 1947.  Rushing Manning was a Ag. teacher at THS in the 1940s and also served as a state legislator during this time.

 

 

 

Witcher's Lake-Photo courtesy of Marian Hooper Bodiford from the Class of 1947 which was about the time the picture was most lkiely taken.

BEAR BAND WIN SWEEPSTAKES-2014!!!!!!

 

Band History -To the best we can determine the band has won 29 Sweepstakes.  The first being in the Spring of 1953 with C.W. Sheets as director.  In the 1990’s decade the band won sweepstakes nine out of ten years.  The most years in a row for sweepstakes has been seven years from 1996 thru 2002. Congratulations to all throughout the years who have played in the great Timpson High School Bands and those who have directed the band and the many volunteers throughout the years who have done what is necessary to insure the success of the band!!!  THANKS>
As with most research, I am sure there are mistakes.  Please let us know any so that we may correct.

 

Year       Band Director                    Drum Major

1953       C.W. Sheets                       Mae Frances Crump
1955       Kenneth Caldwell              Jo Ann Hudson & Bette Bogue
1962       Bobby Goff                         Donna Cozort
1963       Bobby Goff                         Donna Cozort
1964       Bobby Goff                         Donna Cozort
1965       Bobby Goff                         Patricia Bailey
1966       Raymond Thomas             Belinda Edwards
1967       Robert Hull                         Belinda Edwards
1968       Bob Berry                           Donna Amos
1978       Chris Crawford                   Rhona Graves.   Not sure if we won this year...
1982       Gordon Haney                   Sharon Scott
1984       Gordon Haney                   Dee Ann Churchman
1990       Howard Lewis                    Dari Amos
1991       Howard Lewis                    Dari Amos
1992       Howard Lewis                    Tammy Smith
1993       Mitchell Curry                     Kristy Tippett
1994       Mitchell Curry                     Lori Hoffpauir
1996       Danny Burns                      Ellie Kathryn Ramsey
1997       Danny Burns                      Crystal Root
1998       Danny Burns                      Crystal Root
1999       David Ingram                     Kristan Amos
2000       David Ingram                      Shareka Osby
2001       Jim Hagwood                      Sandy Martinez
2002       James Welch                      Morgan Stockman
2004       Nathan Templeton              Holly Golden
2005       Nathan Templeton.             Holly Golden
2007       Tim Hunger                         Ashley Morton
2008       Tim Hunger                         Gustavo Carapia
2014       Rhonda Cates                     Maggie Bush

THS Marching Band 1974 and 1975

To see two videos of the THS Marching band.

Click here   Then find the two videos of THS Band.

The vintage videos are two videos of the THS marching band 1974 drum major Rene Graves and 1975 Drum major Debi Edwards (Amos).  Stephen Amos from the Class of 1975 sent us the link.
You may have to download the free Quicktime to view.

 

Timpson High School Complete Yearbooks

Some people have lost their yearbooks or never had one. Thanks to Billy Askins, Monica Eakin Fitzgerald, Shannon Armstrong Menefee, Summer Warren Ramsey,  Linda Billingsley Amos, Beverly Williams Taylor, Carlos Gray, Kathy Magness Grisby, Roma Faye Ceal Molloy, and the  Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society(TAGHS) for use of their yearbooks to scan. Just go to Classmates by Year and click on the year or click on year below to view. Please not the following years did not have yearbooks so we put in articles from old Timpson Times to serve as a yearbook for these years:  1948, 1951, 1952 and 1953. 

1945 1946 1947 1948  1949

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980

1981 1982 1983 1984

1985

1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993

1994

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000

Welcome to the Timpson High School 1945-2011 FREE website sponsored and administered by the class of 1966 and 1968.

The more we all share: memories, photos (old, current, kids, grandkids), and ideas,  the more we will ALL ENJOY the experience and the spirit of the site.

If you know of any classmate who has not yet registered on the site, please contact them or provide an e-mail address on the Home Page and an invitation will automatically be sent to them by the website. 

Thanks for your assistance in making this a fun way of all staying in touch and reviving old friendships or starting new one because of revealed unknown life experiences.

If you have any info to share about our teachers, please "Contact Us" by e-mail on the far left side (above "In Memory" ) so that we can include the information on their profiles.

Ralph Corry ----THS Class of '66

Gregory Eakin--THS Class of '68

Danny K. Crawford--THS Class of '69

Katreena Liedtke Leavitt (Class of '87)