RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 26, 2006
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LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
In celebration of November's designation as Native American Indian Heritage Month, we continue selected information from pages 514-515 of the ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, 1894 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895). The list provides the person's name, position, salary, sex, "color" (sic) (White or Indian), and date of "present" appointment.
Employees at the Albuquerque School in Albuquerque, NM, on 30 June 1894, included the following:
MCDONALD, Joseph, assistant disciplinarian, Male, Indian, 1
MONTOYA, Lupe, cadet sergeant, $60, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
OBERLY, Bessie, female assistant, $48, Female, Indian, 1 July 1893
ORR, Charles E., harness and saddle maker, $720, Male, White, 1 July 1893
OWENS, Catherine D., cook, $600, Female, White, 1 July 1893
PLATERS, Josie, cadet sergeant, $60, Male, Indian, 1 January 1894
RANDAL (?), Sam, assistant engineer, $60, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
RENDON, Andrew, cadet sergeant, $60, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
SABIN, Julia, assistant cook, $100, Female, Indian, 1 July 1893
SANDISON, Howard, night watchman, $180, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
SWEET, Clymena M., teacher, $600, Female, White, 1 July 1893
THOMAS, John, night watchman, $180, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
TOWNSEND, Harvey, assistant teacher, $600, Male, White, 20 May 1894
TOWNSEND, Harvey, cadet sergeant, $60, Male, Indian, 1 July 1893
WELLINGTON, Oliver, cadet sergeant, $60, Male, Indian, 1 Aug 1894
WHITTIER, Isabel, female assistant, $48, Female, Indian, 1 July 1893
Also listed on page 515 are these individuals and the school where they were employed.
Baraga day school, Baraga, Michigan -
JUSTINE, Mary A., assistant teacher, $600, Female, White, 10 Oct 1893
Big Pine day school, Big Pine, California -
TURNER, Josie, teacher, $600, Female, Indian, 12 Oct 1893
Birch Cooley day school, Birch Cooley, Minnesota -
HINMAN, R. H. C., teacher, $600, Male, White, 1 Sept 1893
Bishop day school, Bishop, California -
BARROWS, Minnie C., teacher, $600, Female, White, 14 March 1894
If your ancestors or relatives were druggists in the Lone Star State, you may be able to find some information about them in the periodical The Texas Druggist. The following death notice can be found on page 183 of the June 1929 (Vol. 50, no. 3) issue: "B. F. STEWART, 85 years old, Confederate veteran and for many years a druggist at Poetry, Kaufman County, died Sunday morning, May 26, following a paralytic stroke. He is survived by four daughters. Burial took place the following Monday morning at Poetry, J. E. B. Stuart Camp, of Terrell, of which he was a member, had charge of the funeral."
The periodical usually had a section called "Drug Store Happenings" which contained a variety of miscellaneous data. Also found on page 183 of the June 1929 issue are these selected items:
"Mr. C. A READ of Abernathy recently accepted a position as prescription clerk with the Palace Drug Company at Estelline.
Dave N. BARNES has been transferred to the Anderson Drug Store in Fort Worth.
J. O. KING and sons, E. S. KING and J. C. KING, recently purchased the Schill Drug Store at Brady.
Mr. J. A. PARKER of Kirbyville, recently accepted a position as prescription clerk with the Sulphur Drug Store at Freeport."
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