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(1) Cleveland native Keith Clark Carter will celebrate his 97th birth on Saturday, March 26, 2022, and if you want to send him a card, mail it to him at Estrella Crossing Apt 223 Georgetown Texas. He and his wife Ghita have three children: Jamie Carter Bollich, Steve Carter, and Julie Carter.

(2) From the Dayton Historical Society:

Dayton Historians to hear program on Sol Wright

The Dayton Historical Society will meet Monday, March 28 at 6 pm in Parker Hall. This month’s guest speaker will be Jamie Carter Bollich, and she will be doing a presentation entitled Southeast Texan Sol Wright: Rambling into the History Books.

She is a seventh-generation Texan who loves history, especially genealogy, and is fascinated by how her ancestors were affected by events in the world around them. She enjoys the detective work involved in solving mysteries of the past that still affect the present and frequently speaks at historical events in Texas and Louisiana.

Her Liberty County ties date back to the 1820s and includes Pruitt, Wright, Simmons, Carter, West, Forman, and Lyons, forebears. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for the Beaumont Enterprise and Journal for several years.

Jamie and her husband Andrew live in Beaumont with a family of four children and five grandchildren.

Parker Hall is located behind the Dayton Old School Museum located at 111 W. Houston St, Dayton, TX. For more information on the Dayton Historical Society, please visit them

(3)The Angelina County Texas History Conference takes place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on 1615 South Chestnut Street in Lufkin. Sponsored by the Angelina County Genealogical Society, the cost is minimal—only $10 for the whole day and proffers a lineup of diverse topics such as Stanley Fletcher’s “Louisiana Blood on Texas Soil“ at 8 a.m., Frank Johnson’s “Was the Texas Revolution Fought Over Slavery” at 9 a.m., “The Old Stone Fort Museum” presented by Museum Curator Carolyn Spears at 10 a.m., and Linda Reynolds, Director of the East Texas Research Center, on “History Is For the Taking At The East Texas Research Center at 11 a.m. From 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Conference will adjourn to go eat at Chili’s nearby on Loop 287. After lunch at 1 p.m. author Rebecca Stark Nugent will discuss “If The Devil Had A Wife: The Rest of the Story”; at 2 p.m. author Charlotte Corbell Ingle will discuss her book on her family and growing up at Huxley in Shelby County called Under The Pines of Deep East Texas. Her topic title though is called “A Corbell Family Legacy.” Author Jamie Carter Bollich’s “Solomon Wright: A Newton County Rambler Rambles Into Literary History” will be presented at 3 p.m. followed by the last presentation of the day by Dickie Dixon called “The Cordova Rebellion.” To reserve your seat, send $10 in the form of a check or money order made out to the Angelina County Genealogical Society to Betty Dufner, Treasurer c/o Angelina County Genealogical Society P.O. Box 150631 Lufkin Texas 75915-0631. Whether attending one session or the whole day, those attending will be required to pay the conference fee of $10. For more information, contact President Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(4) Owen Vaughan will present a free Family Search Genealogy Workshop on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Newton County Museum History Center and Genealogical Library on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas. For more information, contact Terri Woods at (409) 379-2109 or terri.woods@co.newton.

(5)The 2023 Newton County Genealogy Conference has been scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023 in Newton, Texas. If you want to present a family history program, contact Dickie Dixon (936) 671-1419 or dixonhershel51@gmail. com

(6) On Friday, April 8, 2022, Dick Donovan, author of Paddling the Wild Neches, will celebrate his birthday. Send him a card to 910 Whitehouse Drive Lufkin Texas 75901.

To submit an item to this column email it to by phone to (936) 671-1419 or by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin, Texas 75915-1001

(7) Assistant Head Librarian/Director of the Allan Shivers Library and Museum is looking for authors to discuss their books on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reading Room of the Library. For more information, contact her at (409) 283-7309 or ashivers.library

(8)Thirteen year old Huntington student Israel Jones will discuss his insulator collection at 6:30 p.m. on April 4, 2022 for the Deep East Texas Archeological Society in Newton, Texas. For more information, contact President Ruth Dusan at (409) 379-5694 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 671- 1419 or dixonhershel51@

(9) The LHS Class of ’70 Celebration will take place on April 29-30, 2022 at the Pines Theater and the Crown Colony Country Club. For more information, contact Colleen Keane Miley at

To submit an item to this column, email it to by phone to (936) 671-1419 or mail it to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin, Texas 75915-1001. For a book review, mail a complimentary copy to the address just listed.