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  • SEYMORE, TEXAS

    Hopkins County, East Texas
    FM 1567 and Highway 154
    About 10 Miles S of Sulphur Springs

    Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Hart Seymore, the community’s namesake arrived in the mid 1860s and is one of, if the first settler in this part of Hopkins County. Little history is available until just after the turn of the (20th) century, although there had been a school in place, dating from the late 1880s.

    The community had a store from the early 1900s and the Baptist Church was organized in 1914. A school reported nearly 100 pupils and at its peak, the Seymore community had three stores.

    Proximity to Sulphur Springs
    may have curtailed growth, but without a railroad connection, Seymore was destined for a limited populace.

    Postwar progress lured away residents and the school merged with those in Sulphur Springs. By the mid 1960s the post office and stores had closed and only the cemetery and church were left. It has been designated a “dispersed rural community” since the 1980s.

    See
    Seymore, or Less
    by David Knape

    Seymore Old Photos:

    Texas - Seymore Grade School Class of 1940-41
    Seymore Grade School 1940-41
    Click on photo for large image
    Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford

    Class Photo
    Seymore Grade School 1940-1941

    Sitting on ground left to right:
    Kenneth Ray Douglas, Rayburn Payne and Aubrey Jenkins

    Next row left to right (Girls):
    Geraldine Payne, Mary Jo Ross, Mary Ellen Crabb, Laverne Tolleson, Patsy Ruth Jenkins, Nawanna Lee Douglas Cook, Mary Jones, Bonnie Thomas, Sylvia "Doe Doe" Sartin, Martha Thomas and ??? Smith

    Next row left to right (Boys):
    Freddy Burt Noles, Billy Locke Moore, "Dutch" Newsome, Troyce Ross, James Ralph Jenkins, Melvin "Red" Dunham, Truman Beesinger, Billy Thomas, Billy Wayne Funderburk, James Edward Sheffield, Dovie "Chigger" Sartin, James Tolleson and J.T. Gammill (died in a 1944 car wreck).

    Next row left to right(mostly girls):
    Boy behind Freddy Burt Noles, Dorman Williams, Dorothy Tolleson, Geneva Jenkins, Mary Helen Frasier, Mary Lula Noles, Harvey Harrington, Annie Mae Whisenant (teacher in "little" room [died June 2011]), Mattie Lee Crabb, Mary Jim Sartain, Mary Lou Gammill, Melba Terrell and Dorothy Jones... Harvey Harrington behind Mary Helen Frazier and Mary Lula Noles (teacher in "big" room).

    Teachers: Harvey Harrington and Annie Mae Whisenant.

    "The Seymore School shown during a reunion in October of 2005."
    Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Twins Lonnie & Nonne Crabb. Born 1894. "She was teacher at Union and Seymore later. Photo ca 1918 taken just prior to my Father's entering WWI."
    Seymore TX  -  School Teacher Nonnie Bullock 1943-44
    Nonnie Mae Crabb Bullock
    1894-1959
    Teacher (Big Room) of the Seymore School
    "She was the twin sister to my father Lonnie Ray Crabb"

    1945 Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Seymore TX - School Teacher Irene Shelton 1945-46
    1945-46 Seymore School Teacher Irene Shelton
    Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    TX - Evelyn Christene Cain, Seymore Teacher 1949
    Seymore Teacher
    Evelyn Christene Cain

    1949 Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Seymore TX  - Joe Murray Crabb 1947
    "The car is a black Ford belonging to one of the teachers. I think it was Evelyn Christine Cain. My brother Joe is shown here combing his hair in his reflection off the chrome bumper." "My brother Joe Murray Crabb was born 12 25 1935, died Jan 1987 in Arkansas."
    - Mary Ellen Ledford. 1947 Photo
    Seymore TX - Lonnie and Lola Crabb Home 1950
    "The Crabb home place just east of Seymore on Reilly Springs Road. Just East of Hwy 154. The road led to Reilly Springs."
    1950 Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Seymore TX - Lonnie Crabb and Lola Green 1925-1926
    "My parents, Lonnie Ray Crabb (born 1894) and Lola Bell Green (born 1907) 1925 / 6, prior to their marriage in 1927."
    Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Seymore TX - Lonnie, Lola, Mattie, Mary & Joe Crabb 1943
    "Lonnie, Lola, Mattie, Mary & Joe Crabb - Lived in Seymore from late 1935 to 1951, sold Crabb Home place 1952."
    1943 Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford
    Seymore TX - Mattie Lee Crabb
    Mattie Lee Crabb at Seymore Grade School, 3rd grade
    Photo circa 1937
    Seymore TX - Joe M. Crabb 3yrs Old
    Joe M.Crabb 3 yrs old
    1938 photo
    TX Seymore - Mary Ellen Crabb
    "Grade School picture of me, Mary Ellen Crabb, born March, 1934. I married Jack Ledford in 1952 - one year after graduation from Sulphur Springs Senior High."
    TX Seymore - Mary Ellen Crabb 1949-50
    "Mary Ellen Crabb in front yard of the Crabb Home place, 100 acres of farm and timber land."
    1949 Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Ledford

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