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 Howard County Photos

If you have access to photos of people or places of Howard County, please consider sharing! 

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Taken in Big Spring, Howard Co., TX.  It didn't scan the greatest but it's a photo that my grandmother, Tennie (Hollis) Horn, held dear to her heart.  She was born in Big Spring, Howard Co., TX and she loved showing my dad and I this photo and talking about "the Hollis homeplace near Big Spring, TX".   Tennie (Hollis) Horn was born in July 1891 to William Jefferson and Mary Frances (Penny) Hollis.

Submitted by Shirley Horn Bray



John William Hollis Family - l to rt. - Lillie Lee Hollis, Connie Lois Hollis, John William Hollis (father), Corine Aslee (Smith) Hollis (mother, Leonard N. Hollis and Earl Franklin Hollis (youngest boy).

John William "Willie" Hollis came to Howard Co., TX with his parents, William Jefferson and Mary Frances (Penny) Hollis.  The families then migrated from Howard to Henderson Co., TX but John William Hollis brought his own family back to the Big Spring, Howard Co., TX area by May 1909.  He settled there and to this day he has descendants in the area.  He, his wife and various family members are buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

This photo was one that he sent to my grandmother and his sister, Tennie (Hollis) Horn, who had migrated with their parents to Oklahoma between 1910-1920.

Submitted by Shirley Horn Bray


The Kennedy Family
The Kennedy Family in Big Spring, Texas circa 1942. On the top row from left to right is Willis Frank Kennedy, John Ernest Kennedy, and Ethel Cunningham Kennedy. On the bottom row from left to right is Dorothy Lou Kennedy Miller, Rex Eldon Kennedy, Ernie Wayne Kennedy, and Betty Ann Kennedy Cox

Photo shared by David Kennedy

John Ernest Kennedy in Big Spring in the late 1930's early 1940's.

Photo shared by David Kennedy

Ernie Wayne " The Sandhill Crane" Kennedy, Big Spring High School 1955.

Photo shared by David Kennedy


Emma Faye Ridgell, who was living with her Aunt Blanche Nichols.  Photo shared by Paul Ridgell.

evan williamson picture
Evan Ellis Williamson
Submitted by Tina Delong

Son of John & Terresa Twomey Williamson
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John and Terresa Twomey Williamson
Submitted by Tina Delong


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