Recollections of Dr. W. F. O'Kelley - Page 2
Photo Number twenty three - Stewart House. That photo is formerly the Stewart house and currently the Farley house at the corner of Elm St. and Homer Rd.
Identified by Clare Bennett and Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958
Photo number twenty-four - This photos has a sign for Hightower Drug Store on the building. According to the 1940 phone book that was listed as being at 123 N. Broadway! I wonder if the young man at the counter in #22 is working at Hightower Drug store? Did they have a soda fountain?
Identified by Clare Bennett
The white building in the background of this photo was Dr. Sentell's clinic, and was right behind the hospital. There was also a dentist in the building named Dr. Banks. My mother took me to see him several times when I was a young girl. The building is still there, being used for offices.
Submitted by Carolyn Sale McDaniel
I forwarded the pic of City Drug(?) to Barbara Jo Williams Wiley '66...she would have info, I believe.
Submitted by Katie Carey Sims
If the picture in the other message is inside City Drug (which was my first reaction although I never saw the inside of Hightower Drug, so I can't say for sure) the man in the picture would be one of the Williams brothers, based on size and appearance I would say David. Assuming this picture was taken prior to 1943, when the O'Kelley's left Minden, David would be no more than 25 in that picture as he was born in about 1918 since he graduated from MHS in 1935 with my Daddy. I believe he, along with Paul Mattingly, are the last surviving members of Daddy's class.
Submitted by John Agan, Webster Parish Historian
Number Twenty-Five Minden High School - This building was demolished.
The MHS gym was built on the corner of this lot. The new high school was
built in 1954. The class of 1955 was the last senior class to use this building
and the first senior class to use the 1954 building.
Photo Number twenty-six
Were these houses located close to MHS?
Photo Twenty-nine Minden Water Tower
Located on North Broadway (Main Street)
in downtown Minden.
And a few more pictures from Clare Bennett
Picture thirty is the Homer Road
I recognize two of these pictures from this group. Picture 30 is the Homer Rd. and the 1st house is my grandparents house---Dr. and Mrs. S.M. Richardson, Sr. when I was growing up. Not sure when they moved there so when this pic was taken it might not have belonged to them. My parents and us kids lived across the street until I was ten which was 1952. The other one is the Presbyterian Manse when I was growing up. Rev. and Mrs. Phillips, Marsha and David lived there until they moved to Alabama. My mother and Mary Frances Phillips were very good friends and Mary Frances sewed clothes for me when I was a senior in high school and when I went to Tech. For the life of me, I cannot think of his first name and we were very good friends with them. David is the only one living from that house.
Thanks for all the pictures. They are so fun to look at and see whom I remember. There are people that I never knew, but of course, I wasn't born until 1942.
Thanks for all the hard work.
Picture thirty-two A Minden Church in winter.
Picture thirty - three is Margery O'Kelley, valedictorian of MHS Class of 1938
Picture thirty four - This photo is of some young boys having tremendous fun making friends with a raccoon. I have no idea who they are.
The first picture is the old Minden Presbyterian Church that was replaced in about 1924.
This was picture number thirty-five.
John Agan, Webster Parish Historian
I am not sure, but, could this church be the one at Mt. Lebanon? Seems like I have seen pictures of this house as there was a college in Mt.Lebanon way back yonder. The church is the only structure standing now.
Sherry, I thought of something I should have said about this church. It is south of Gibsland, La. Used to be a stage coach stop back in the long ago.
The second picture is the Minden Female College, it would have been taken before Dr. O'Kelley came to Minden as the buildings were either destroyed or moved by 1910.
John Agan Webster Parish Historian
Picture 36 - I thought of something I should have said about this church. It is south of Gibsland, La. Used to be a stage coach stop back in the long ago.
Our thanks to Clare Bennett for sharing her grandfather's memories with all of us.
In the 1928 photos, one of the little girls in the middle on the front row looks very much like my Aunt Frances. Both of my aunts are identified in the 1938 photo. My Aunt Margery will be 90 in September, and my Aunt Frances will be 88 in October, so there may not be many who can help us identify the subjects of these photos. I regret the ones from 1928 are so blurry.
Old Minden Post office
Picture number 45
Picture forty six
One more! My aunt tells me that this one is the manse of the Presbyterian Church that my grandparents and aunts lived in until 1928. Sometime during 1928, the family moved into the new manse. Both of my aunts were born here and it was their first home.