Friday, August 10, 2012

City Officials Mid-20th Century


Front, L-R: J. P. McWhorter who was city clerk, then-Mayor Bernard Coggins, Paul England. Rear, L-R: Mr. Duke Young, Mr. "Red" Cunningham, J. S. Weldon, Jet Ford, Fred Parmenter. They are in front of the old city hall on north Second Street.

From Claude Gentry photos.

7 comments:

  1. Mayor, city clerk, marshall...were the rest aldermen?

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    1. That's what I would assume. I'll ask John Olan or Jimmy unless Gloria sees this and comments.

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    2. Must be: 5 aldermen, city clerk, marshall and mayor.

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  2. I remember Bernard taught school before he was mayor of Baldwyn. Was it just for one year? Man, I loved those war stories!

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    1. Don in Pearl, MISSAugust 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

      I didn't know when he was telling the truth or not, but he kept our class in stitches and intrigue with those old tales.

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    2. The war tales got us out of a lot of tests. All we had to do was ask a question about the war, and no more worries about the lesson.

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    3. I remember Bernard keeping the study hall and when he was there you listened to his stories the entire period. I wonder if any of these were ever written down? Be interesting reading. Also heard a lot of these during baseball practice and trips.

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