Monthly Archives: February 2016

1938 Courthouse with Campaign Ads, Jobe's is to the right of center up high 2
Orville Mack Jobe (1908-1963) Orville Jobe was born in July 6, 1908 in Bosque County. He grew up attending school in Waco, graduating from Waco High in 1928. He continued education here as he graduated from Baylor University and Baylor School of Law. He would later help to form the […]

Orville Jobe

Working  on a watch- November 1939
Clarence Elmer Studer (1896-1974) Clarence Studer was born in Coleman on September 10, 1896. He grew up in school at Waco and then went to Allen Academy and Western Military Academy before joining the Army in March of 1918 at Camp MacArthur. He was then transferred to Washington, D.C. for […]

Clarence Studer

James Edward Crews (1906- James Crews was born in McGregor on March 24, 1906. He grew up there before going to Texas A&M and then 4-C College in Waco. Crews found work as an accountant with Magnolia Petroleum in 1930 and stayed with them until joining Frank L. Wilcox & […]

James Crews

Bert Perry 2
George Albert “Bert” Perry (1886-1951) Bert Perry was born January 2, 1886 in Hamilton where his father was a pioneer banker and the first mayor. Perry attended TCU from 1904 to 1906 when it was still in Waco and worked as secretary to President Zollars. Following graduation, Perry went to […]

Bert Perry

Francis Compton
Francis Marion Compton (1871-1938) Founder of Compton-Connally Funeral Home Grand Master of Texas Independent Order of Oddfellows 1931 President of Waco Lions Club Francis Compton was born August 24, 1871 in Illinois. He grew up there and began to build quite the respected reputation as a young man until he […]

Francis Compton