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    Cleveland native Keith Carter (seated) at his 97th birthday party last Saturday in Georgetown with his family. (Left to right) eldest daughter Jamie Carter Bollich, youngest daughter Julie Carter, son Steve Carter, and wife Ghita Brockway Carter.

(1) The Angelina County Texas History Conference will take place a week from Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Meeting Room of the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on 1615 South Chestnut in Lufkin Texas. Sponsored by the Angelina County Genealogical Society, the cost for the whole day of the conference or any session of it is only $10. The conference will adjourn at 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. for everyone attending to dine at Chili’s at their own expense. Seating is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your seat. Mail a check or money order made payable to the Angelina County Genealogical Society (ACGS) to: Betty Dufner, Treasurer c/o Angelina County Genealogical Society P. O. Box 150631 Lufkin Texas 75915-0631. You can take a chance on getting a seat that morning by simply paying at the door.

The schedule of speakers is as follows: 8 a.m. Stanley Fletcher “Louisiana Blood on Texas Soil” 9 a.m. Linda Reynolds “History Is For the Taking at the East Texas Research Center” 10 a.m. Carolyn Spears “The Old Stone Fort Museum” 11 a.m. “Was the Texas Revolution Fought Over Slavery?” 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch at Chili’s 1p.m. Rebecca Stark Nugent “If The Devil Had a Wife: The Rest of the Story” 2 p.m. Charlotte Corbell Ingle “A Corbell Family Legacy” 3 p.m. Jerry Hopkins “ The Involvement of Allan Shivers in Farmers State Bank Center, Texas” 4 p.m. Jamie Carter Bollich “Sol Wright: A South east Texan Rambles into Texas History.” In case of emergency cancellations, Dickie Dixon will be ready to talk on “The Cordova Rebellion” For more information, contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(2) The Deep East Texas Archeological Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas. The speaker: 13 year old Israel Jones The topic: My Insulator Collection At 6:30 p.m. Sandra Litton will have “the victuals” for everyone to eat. At 7 p.m. the business meeting after which Israel will speak about 7:15 p.m. For more information contact President Ruth Dusan at (409) 379-5694 or or Dickie Dixon at (936)671-1419 or

(3) Chris Edwards, editor of the Tyler County Booster is the featured speaker for the April 18, 2022 meeting of the Angelina County Genealogical Society. His topic: “An Author’s Genealogical Moment,” a celebration of the recent release of his first full-length book Nobody Comes to Visit This Place Anymore. ACGS will meet at 5 p.m. that day in the Railroad Depot Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin. For more information contact President Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

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