Miscellaneous

Over the years I have collected many photographs from many family members, emails, letters or websites. Please enjoy the photos.
MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS
FAMOUS RELATIONS     
FAMILY BIOGRAPHIES      
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FAMILY WILLS
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Andrew Baker's House
Desloge, Missouri
* Built by his son, Isaac Baker

One of the earliest and largest log houses in this part of Missouri, the Baker house is two stories and has stone fireplaces. Andrew Baker was the areaís first merchant, a slave-owner, and wealthy. The property has not been in use for sometime, has a leaking roof and has suffered serious neglect.

-Andrew Baker is my 5th great-grandparent.

* I have many more photos of this house

Barton Coliseum
Little Rock, Arkansas

Barton Coliseum, which was constructed in 1952 and named for industrialist Thomas Harry Barton. Located in Little Rock (Pulaski County), it was Arkansasís largest public building at the time, containing 6,750 permanent seats and 3,000 portable floor seats.

-Thomas Harry Barton is my 4th cousin 4 times removed.
 


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Barton Library
El Dorado, Arkansas

Barton Library was founded in 1958 when Union County Library, located in the courthouse, and El Dorado City Library, at Elm and Jackson Streets, merged. Colonel T. H. Barton donated the building. Barton Library is supported by the citizens of Union County through property taxes and contributions.

-Thomas Harry Barton is my 4th cousin 4 times removed.
 


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Highley Hotel
Bunker, Missouri

After World War I the timber was depleted and the Bunker-Culler Mill closed in 1922. The town began to decline until the arrival of Emory H. Highley who, with good leadership ability and perseverance revived the town. He established the Highley Hotel and rebuilt and stocked the Bunker-Culler General Store with the largest inventory of goods in three counties

-Emory Hobart Highley is my 3rd cousin twice removed.
 

Highley Saloon
Desloge, Missouri
 
One of the first saloons in the Desloge area was the Highley Saloon.  I am not sure who owned it.

 

 



McHenry's Tail o' the Cock

The Tail o' the Cock was owned by Shelton Archibald McHenry.  He came from St. Francois County, Missouri to live with my great-grand uncle, Otto Alvin Highley in Los Angeles, Ca.

The Tail o' the Cock was a well known restaurant which was the hangout for Republic Studios stars like Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Monte Hall through the 1940's and 1950's. It was located at 12950 Ventura Blvd until the 1980's when it was torn down, along with the neighboring Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand, with fierce neighborhood opposition in order to make way for the Bistro Garden strip mall.

The Margarita was invented by Tail o' the Cock bartender, Mr. Johnny Durlesser.

-The owner, Shelton Archibald McHenry is my1/2 3rd cousin twice removed.
 

Mineral Heights School
Picher, Oklahoma
 
One of the first schools my father went to.

Sam Hildebrand's House
St. Francois County, Missouri
 
The Sam Hildebrand House sits on the Big River bluff, overlooking the Big River Valley and what is now Highway 67.  It was built in 1832, as indicated by markings set in stone on the property, and is the oldest house
in
St. Francois County.

-Sam Hildebrand was married to my
cousin 2 cousin 4 times removed,
Margaret HAMPTON Hildebrand

 


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Hon. William
David Fenton's House
Portland, Oregon

William was married to Katherine Lewis Lucas who was the daughter of Albert Whitfield Lucas and Elizabeth Frances Murphy.

-William David Fenton is the husband of my 1/2 4th cousin, Katherine LUCAS Fenton


To learn more about him click here.

Advertising Fan from
Alexander Bowdle Highley's Package Store
Talbot County, Maryland

Advertising fan from Bowdle Highley's liquor store which used to be on the Talbot side of the Choptank river by the bridge. Dorchester Co. was dry as far as alcohol was concerned so the road sign read First Chance Liquors if you were heading north from Dorchester Co. or Last Chance Liquors if you were heading south into it.

-Alexander Bowdle Highley is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed.

Bank Saloon Trade Token
Nevada

The lease is dated 1908 and is between the property owner, George S. Nixon and E. S. Highley and W. S. Elliot, proprietors of the Bank Saloon in Goldfield, Nevada.


Highley's Dairy
Ohio

I found this milk top on Ebay so I bought it.  Haven't really found any information on it.  I have Highley relatives that have lived in Ohio, so I may be related to whomever ran Highley's Dairy.

L. E. Highley Druggist Bottle
Hot Springs, South Dakota

L.E. Highley Pharmacist

Not sure how he is related to me.
 


Highley's Drug Store
Hot Springs, South Dakota

L.E. Highley Pharmacist

Not sure how he is related to me.


F. A. Highley Co.

Fred Highley was born in a dugout, on a prairie in New Mexico, on December 10, 1914. He was raised knowing the value of hard work. After getting married he became a test pilot during World War II, after which he settled in Oklahoma City. Fred founded the "highly" successful F.A. Highley, primarily manufacturing cabinet tops. In 1988 Fred retired and turned over the reins to the present management team. The company has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last two decades.

Here's their website
http://www.fahighley.com/

-Fred Alexander Highley is my 4th cousin 3 twice removed.

Highley's Liquor Store
Advertisement
Talbot County, Maryland

-Alexander Bowdle Highley is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed.


Hi-Le Official Race Program

Trappe had a race track for a short time, when Bowdle Highley operated the Hi-Le Race Track across from his liquor store near the Choptank River bridge. This program is from 1945.

-Alexander Bowdle Highley is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed.

McHenry's Tail o' the Cock
Ashtray from the restaurant

The Tail o' the Cock was owned by Shelton Archibald McHenry. 

The Tail o' the Cock was a well known restaurant which was the hangout for Republic Studios stars like Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Monte Hall through the 1940's and 1950's. It was located at 12950 Ventura Blvd until the 1980's when it was torn down, along with the neighboring Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand, with fierce neighborhood opposition in order to make way for the Bistro Garden strip mall.

The Margarita was invented by Tail o' the Cock bartender, Mr. Johnny Durlesser.

-The owner, Shelton Archibald McHenry is my1/2 3rd cousin twice removed.

McHenry's Tail o' the Cock
Cup from the restaurant

The Tail o' the Cock was owned by Shelton Archibald McHenry. 

The Tail o' the Cock was a well known restaurant which was the hangout for Republic Studios stars like Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Monte Hall through the 1940's and 1950's. It was located at 12950 Ventura Blvd until the 1980's when it was torn down, along with the neighboring Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand, with fierce neighborhood opposition in order to make way for the Bistro Garden strip mall.

The Margarita was invented by Tail o' the Cock bartender, Mr. Johnny Durlesser.

-The owner, Shelton Archibald McHenry is my1/2 3rd cousin twice removed.

McHenry's Tail o' the Cock
Matchbook

The Tail o' the Cock was owned by Shelton Archibald McHenry. 

The Tail o' the Cock was a well known restaurant which was the hangout for Republic Studios stars like Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Monte Hall through the 1940's and 1950's. It was located at 12950 Ventura Blvd until the 1980's when it was torn down, along with the neighboring Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand, with fierce neighborhood opposition in order to make way for the Bistro Garden strip mall.

The Margarita was invented by Tail o' the Cock bartender, Mr. Johnny Durlesser.

-The owner, Shelton Archibald McHenry is my1/2 3rd cousin twice removed.