DAYS GONE BY II
Contributed by Joan Wiley Luck Minden High School, class of 1952
Daughter of Clarence D. and Frances Waller Wiley James
Parents of: Nina and Joan Wiley
Clarence D. also married Sarah Frances Brown
parents and were the parents of:
William Benjamin, Amy Claire and Suzanne Wiley
think that's the fountain that used to be in the park where the courthouse is
now and I think that's my grandmother Wiley's house in the background... the
small white house to the left is, I think, an outbuilding that stood behind Dr.
Smith's house, on the west side of my grandmothers. I don't know who the little
boys/girls are... this may have been after 1933 since I don't see the big trees
in front of the Wiley house that came down in the 33 tornado. I would guess
this to have been in the early 40's or even late 30's. I may not be right but
that's what it looks like to me... Joan
There was a really heavy snow about 1936... this may have been then. Joan Wiley Luck
The Wiley Family
Joan Wiley (13-14 years old), her sister Nina Wiley holding their half brother Bill, their Grandmother Wiley in the back and step-mother Frances Wiley.
Clarence D. Wiley was the son of :
Nina Sugg Wiley 1886 - 1973
William Benjamin ( W. B.) Wiley
1875 - 1938
Parents of Nina Wiley Mowry born 15 May 1904 died 8 Mar. 1972 md. Harold M. Mowry
William B. Wiley Jr. born 29 Nov. 1907 died 3 Oct. 1989
Frances Pessoney Wiley born 4 Oct. 1910 died 12 Dec. 1967
Ben Wiley Jewelry in Minden City Drug Store. Ben is behind the counter. If you recognize
his two customers e-mail us and tell us who they are at MindenMemories@AOL.COM
The "little boy" in front of the old Wiley Home on Union St. is actually my aunt, Nina..my dad was not born...
My Uncle Ben, is in the carriage on the front porch.
Submitted by Joan Wiley.
This is the Ben Wiley home located at 307 South Broadway in Minden. It was built shortly after the civil war.
Roy Miller Inabnett standing at her parents front gate
looking across park at the Wiley home.
The picture of my grandfather and the 3 children on the stile at the cemetery is at the Pratt/Sugg site...
the big trees came down in the 33 tornado, along with most of the wrought iron fence and the stile.
W. B. Wiley, Nina Vance Wiley, Ben Jr., C. D. Wiley at the Cemetery
Ben Wiley and daughter Nina
The picture (old picture) of my grandfather, Ben Wiley and his daughter,
Nina, was taken at West Point, when they went to visit my uncle, Ben, Jr....
Nina Sugg Wiley
W. B. Wiley - West Point 1920s
W. D. Wiley - 1920s
Nina Wiley - Early 1920s Love the hair-do
Nina Mowry Wiley
This is Joan's big sister. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Nina Wiley and daughters: April Austin Barnes and Pat Austin (center) 1990
Billy Wiley 3, 1951
The Wiley Kids
Nov. 1953 "The 3 Kittens" Kindergarten Play
Lewis Pace, Tom Sugg and Bil Wiley
Bill Wiley 10 yrs old, Suzanne 3, and Amy 1. Taken in 1959
Nina Mowry Wiley - 5 years ( 1934)
Mrs. Nelson's Kindergarten play - Nina is the small blonde standing beside the queen
If you are able to identify any of the other children e-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.COM
1949 - Billie Jean Wilson and Sandra McConnell
MARDI-GRAS MID 40'S
The real New Orleans Mardi Gras 1947
Below is Minden Resident (Judge Coleman Lindsey's son)
who is a playright in London and a friend to many
movie stars and actors.
Jason Lindsey and Joan
Jason Lindsey was raised in Minden.
Minden High School Friends
Jody Harper and Doris Jean Reed about 1949
Jeannie Hammons, Jean Flowers and Becky Whisenhunt 9/6/1950
Sandra Samuels - If you can identify the other girls with her E-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM
5/6 the Dirty Six
(Not pictured is Charlie Hennigan.)
9/6/1950 L-R: Jean Womack, Mary Jane Adams, Jenny Hammons, Rebecca Whisenhunt
JoAnn Corbin and Eleanor Smith (Class of 1952)
Taken in 68. Mr. J. L. Cathcart (1895-1969) Principal at M.H.S. until
W.W. Williams became principal during the 1954/55 school year.
left to right class of 1952:
Richard Carey, Billy Gleason, Jon Lowe, Bobby Starr, Connie Perryman, _______ and Gayle Wise.
Seated: Dick Taylor, Rowland Ivy, Harvey Nelson, and Perry Lee Sanders
If you can identify the man between Connie and Gayle e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM
Identified by Rowland Ivy
Standing: Unknown lady, Unknown lady, Waurynne Hurley, Joyce Dulany Anderson, Martha Wimberly,
Billie Jean Wilson Green, Barbara Gibbs, Billie Sue Brooks Sanders, and Lola Melton.
Seated: Rebecca Whisenhunt Martin, Billie Sue Bryant, Bess Hunter. Virginia Hammons, Eleanor Smith,
Wanda Monzingo, Rolene Byars Camp, Jean Alice Flowers, Peggy Wise Jones in the pink blouse and red shoes
In the class reunion picture, with the ladies sitting on the couch and standing behind it, the dark haired lady with glasses is Virginia Gibbs, I believe... I don't know her married name. Joan Wylie Luck
If you can identify the unknown ladies please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM
Harvey Nelson, ____Perry Lee Sanders, Roland Ivey, Connie Perryman,
______,__________, Richard Carey, _____Billy Gleason.
Peggy Wise Jones, Rolene Byars Camp, _______,, ___________, Wanda Monzingo
Haney, Billie Sue Brooks Sanders, Bess Hunter, Rebecca Whisenhunt, Joyce
Dulany Anderson, ______,________,_________, Jon Lowe,________________
Kneeling: Gayle Wise, Billie Jean Wilson Green
Robert and Joan were in assignment in Minnesota and couldn't be there. Peggy Jones
sent the pictures to Joan Wiley.
Mr. Dean and Mr. Cathcart about 1948
If you can identify the third man e-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.COM
MINDEN'S DANCE CLUB
L-R Wanda Monzingo, Bobbie Womack Toland, _______
Standing: Sue Smith Harper
L-R: Sybil Ray, Betty Wall Wise, Joan Wiley Clement and Bobbie Jean Langheld Sanders
Sue Smith Harper, Gayle Wise and Janet Hanson
Seated: L-R: Charles Wayne Harper, Sue Smith Harper, Judge Hanson, Janet Hanson,
Standing:_______, ________, _____O'Neal and Millie O'Neal
Joan Wiley Clement, Perry Lee Sanders, Sue Harper Smith and Gayle Wise
Sue Smith Harper, Gayle Wise, Perry Lee Sanders and Joan Wiley
Joan Wilie, Perry Lee Sanders, Sue Smith Harper and Gayle Wise
Former M.H.S. Students
Ian Mowry Class of 1954
Ikey Kirkikis 12-2-50
Jean Sentell, Class of 1953
Eleanor Smith, Class of 1952
1958 Class Reunion Picture's
Sat. night, 10-17-98 at Woods Ranch L-R: Peggy Woods Ponder, Joe & Joan Wylie Luck
Gary Hurley, Chuck Parker, Leon Hearn, Joe Luck and Floyd Jones
Joe Luck, Joan Wylie Luck and Peggy Woods Ponder
Janelle Boyce Dickinson, Bonnie White Brown, Charlotte Beaird Turnage ,
Joe Luck and Kathryn Hearn wife of Leon
Dudley Bell Class of 1970
July 1989 L-R Sally's friend, Peggy Almond, Cora Lou Brown Robinson, Rebecca Campbell Marvin, Sally Ware____and Joan Wiley Burns.
Peggy Staples took the picture
1958 - October 1998 Reunion
Billie Jean Prescott Kemmerly dancing with Jimmy Watts, Bill Cook and Chuck Parker
Bill Cook, Charlotte Turnage Beaird and Joe Inabnett
Martha Sawyer Cacsio, Bill Cook, Peggy Woods & Jimmy Watts
Edd Moreland & Kay Hutcherson (she is now is wife.)
Mrs. George Doherty and Dorothy Campbell
.Dan Robinson and Jeanne (Mrs. George ) Doherty
She taught speech at Minden High School