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Star, Texas

Photos courtesy Nancy F. Payne
I was surprised but happy to find a site about Star, Texas. My fathers’ family is from there and my father and grandparents and probably great grandparent are buried there. My aunt recently contacted me and sent me some old photos of my families connection to Star, here they are.
Hamiltons 1920s Star Texas
A Gathering of Hamiltons in the 20s
I think my Aunt Annette still lives there. My families’ last name is Hurst and is also related to the Hamilton’s. My granddad was “Slim” Hurst married to Lucille who was a Hamilton. My dad’s name was Thomas Ed Hurst, and my aunts are Annette and Lula Mae.
Slim Hurst cattle trailer Star Texas
"Slim" Hurst poses with his state-of-the-art cattle trailer.
Star Texas store old photo
A Man and His Store
Star Texas bank interior old photo

One Teller - No Waiting!
The Bank Interior

Texas homestead farm house with trees
The Classic Texas Homestead
Vacation Bible School Star Texas
Star Vacation Bible School Group Portrait July 1951 by the famed Waco Photographer Gildersleeve
My father was in the military and was shipped to Europe where he met and wed my French mother. My brother and I were born in France and our parents eventually moved back to the United States. What an unusual place Texas seemed to be to my French speaking mother and what an odd place to learn to speak English…I mean y’all speak a little different than those of us living a bit north of you.
Military man holding baby
How to hold a baby Fig. One (masculine method).
Mother and baby, Star Texas 1960s
How to hold a baby Fig. 2 (feminine method).
I was only in Star when we came from Colorado to visit my grandparents and aunts when I was very young, and only again after my father died to visit his gravesite. I would love to know if anyone has memories about my dad or my grandparents they could share. - Thanks, Nancy F. Payne, Carbondale, CO, January 16, 2007

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