1883-1903 Collection: List All Records

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Showing records 151 - 175 of 2011.

Record Type Surname / Event First Name Father / Mother Date of Event Date of Publication Page Age Combined Comments Case* Plaintiff* Defendant*
Black History Coles, Professor S. M. 7 July 1888 4 Elected principal of colored free school.
Black History Coles, Professor S. M. 30 Nov 1890 5 Building another house on his property.
Black History "The Colored Baptists" 26 April 1885 5 "The colored people are to have a public baptizing up the beach this evening. It is said a large number are to be immersed. No doubt there will be a good attendance."
Black History "Colored Fire Organization" 27 May 1883 5 "An effort is being made in this city to organize a fire company composed of colored men. A meeting will be held at the Congregational Church next Wednesday night for the purpose of forming the company."
Black History Congregational Church 28 Sept 1884 5 1000 colored people in Nueces County. None in jail or convicted of any offense for 2 years. They challenge other counties in Texas to beat that record.
Black History Congregational Church 2 August 1885 5 A resolution and expression of sympathy on the death of Ulysses S. Grant, "our worthy and muchly beloved ex-president, soldier, and most highly honored citizen and friend."
Black History Congregational Church 25 April 1886 5 Announced a lecture to be on the next Wednesday evening: "The Negro in All Ages" To be presented by Rev. E. E. Makiell, A. M., of Toronto, Canada. Admission for adults was 25 cents, children, twelve years, 15 cents.
Black History Congregational Church 2 May 1886 5 Report on above mentioned lecture.
Black History Congregational Church 19 March 1887 4 Lecture by Rev. J. R. Bryant, presiding Elder of the A. M. E. Church district. Topic: The negro's origin, the cause of his color, short hair, general features, etc. " … it combined eloquence, logic, wit, humor and many substantial facts, and no little amount of good, and indeed wholesome, advice to all. He proved a well stored mind and a thorough knowledge of biblical history. not failing to refute the erroneous statement that the negro is akin to the monkey." He maintained that the future of the negro depends, not on the vote, but on religious, moral and educational training.
Black History Congregational Church 4 June 1887 5 Site of public school exhibition.
Black History Denison, Alice 10 September 1887 5 "Alice Denison, (col.,) exhibited a handsome crazy quilt at the Caller office this week. It is a beautiful piece of work. Much time and labor was spent on it, no doubt. The quilt is offered for raffle and can be seen at E. Morris & Co.'s store."
Black History Emancipation 15 June 1884 5 Celebration of 19th Anniversary of Emancipation. Parade and picnic in CC.
Black History Emancipation 22 June 1884 5 Report on above mentioned celebration. 80 couplesdanced at the Grand Ball.
Black History Emancipation 21 June 1885 5 Celebration of twentieth anniversary. Parade with Robert's Rifles et al. Speeches by Prof. S. M. Coles and Rev. J. W. Strong. The day ended with a dance at the Pavilion.
Black History Emancipation 13 June 1886 5 "The colored people at Juan Saens ranch will celebrate Emancipation day, June 19th. The public are invited."
Black History Emancipation 20 June 1886 5 21st anniversary celebrated with a parade and picnic at the Pavillion.
Black History Emancipation 25 June 1887 5 Celebration by excursion from CC to San Antonio. Organized by B. G. Hardaway, a barber.
Black History Emancipation 23 June 1888 4 23rd celebration. Base ball, horse racing, dancing, other sports. Balloon ascension at noon. Names mentioned: Fannie Washington, W. H. Leonard, Rev. L. Sapp, J. Roben, Wm. Mead, W. Warfield, A. T. Lott.
Black History Emancipation 20 Jun. 1902 5 "The colored people of this city let the 19th of June pass yesterday without a celebration. It is a rare thing that they neglect to notice Emancipation day. A large delegation of them, we learn, went to Gonzales Wednesday to celebrate, taking the brass band with them."
Black History Exposition 3 Jan 1886 8 Reprint from N. O. Times Democrat
Black History Fagan, William 5 January 1888 5 "Wm. Fagan, a colored man, farming about six miles west of Corpus Christi, raised last year six and a half bushels of excellent Irish potatoes all from one potato. He was presented with the seed in January and planted it the same week. In June he dug a kerosene can and a half full of potatoes. The produce he planted in October, and Christmas week he dug five bushels. Six and a half bushels from one potatoes in one year! Who says Nueces is not a farming county?"
Black History G. U. O. of O. F.: Corpus Christi Lodge No. 2813 21 November 1886 5 First installation of officers. On Wednesday, 17 November.
Black History Hall, David 14 Feb 1886 5 "David Hall and wife, aged colored people. were allowed $15 per month for support."
Black History Hardaway, Ben 11 August 1888 4 "Another shooting affair occurred in Corpus Christi last Sunday morning [5 August]. Ben Hardaway, a colored tonsorial artist, shot Henry _ _ e, also colored, in the left arm. The cause of the trouble is said to be base ball matters." That same week, Mr. Hardaway served on the jury for a murder trial: Martin Woessner, q.v., shot and killed Walter Dove, q.v. Both Woessner and Dove were white.
Black History Johnson, J. W. 8 July 1883 1 "J. W. Johnson, the colored lawyer who was admitted to the Austin bar at the present term of the District Court, has filed a petition in the County Court claiming $1000 damages from the Texas Central Railroad for a violation of the civil rights bill. He claims that the defendant company damaged him to that amount by not permitting him to ride in a first-class car."