County, North Texas
History of Decatur Schools
Email - Sue@WiseCountyTexas.info
Click on the button above to see images of the 1927 Yearbook
This picture, from an unknown newspaper, was sent in by Betty McEntire Bettyjmcentire@aol.com
She said that it was in some papers that belonged to her grandmother, Ollie Rich McEntire, who was born near Alvord in 1891. Listed in the picture are: Mrs. George Neilson, Mrs. R.H. Beall, Dr. John Embry, Mrs. L. Renshaw, Mrs. S.A. Lillard, Mrs. C.B. Beard, Mrs. J.W. Patterson, Mrs. C.A. Sanders, Mrs. J.R. Davenport, and Miss Mattie Perrin.
To the right of (or below) the picture is an article about Dr. Embry that came from page 50 of Vol III of "The History of Wise County, A Link with the Past" Click on article to Enlarge To read.
There are 2 doctor Embry's buried at Oaklawn Cemetery:
Dr. John Albert Embry - Oct 24, 1848-Nov 24, 1921
Dr. J.M. (James Monroe) Embry - Sept 22, 1845-Aug 19, 1933
Found this in "The Pioneer History of Wise County" by Cliff Cates (See below)(Click on article to Enlarge To read.)
This picture was sent in by Dorothy Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Hollis email@example.com writes: Am guessing this was the old multi story red brick building above not far from the tennis/basketball court. If so, I went to the 1st grade in that building in 1957, they finished the new elementary that summer and I went to it in the 2nd.
The picture above and the 2 below were sent in by Alton Cook firstname.lastname@example.org . Click pictures to ENLARGE
writes: This is a photograph (above) of the fourth grade Decatur Grammar School Miss
Martha Bates teacher.
My mother, Alta Mae Hilton, is the fifth girl from the left in the last row seated just below the
standing girl with the dark coat with big buttons. My mother was born in January 1907 so
I calculate this is about 1917.
Alton Cook writes about the picture above: A photo of the 5th grade Decatur School I think 1918. The only student I know is Alta Mae Hilton, the blond girl at the right end of the 2nd row.
Alton Cook writes
about the picture above: This is the 6th grade Decatur School about 1919.
Alta Mae Hilton is in the middle of the picture 3rd row back in a white dress with black string ties.