Hurrah for Morgan Mill!
For December, there are two students of the month. They are from the fifth grade which is the largest class in Morgan Mill. Abby Nelson is on the A Honor Roll and has perfect attendance. Her favorite subject is science. She will be competing in art and history in the upcoming UIL contest. X Box is her favorite past time. She has always lived in Morgan Mill and her family has a long history in Morgan Mill. Her mom, Jennifer, went to school in Morgan Mill. In band, Abby plays the flute. She has six pets, three cats and three dogs.
Dad is Greg and big brother is Clint in the eighth grade. Congratulations to a bright young lady.
Kalder Halbrook is the son of Chasity and Chad Alleva and Brandon and Calli Halbrook. His favorite subject is science. In UIL, he will be competing in art, history and his favorite thing, oral reading. His past time is spent with his dogs, Duse, Cooper, Eagle, and Cam. His family also has horses and cows. Kalder was born in Abilene and started Morgan Mill in the second grade. He thinks that Morgan Mill is the best school and thinks that the teachers and kids are nice. He loves sports especially football, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He enjoys being outside and likes to fish and hunt. Another favorite is to go to Lake Procter and swim and Jet Ski.
Kalder will be playing the trumpet in the upcoming Christmas program at school on December 19. It was fun getting to know these two polite and “neat” kids. Congratulations
Last week I started writing about our Morgan Mill ancestors. Sidney Hector Davis (1866-1950) is next in line. He was born in Mississippi to George Washington Davis and Charity Murray Davis. He probably came to Texas and Morgan Mill in the late 1880s. Hector married Laura Ellen Larner (1868-1955) at Morgan Mill in 1892. Her family will be discussed later, but she was born in a covered wagon in Dallas. They first lived in a part log house near the Hightower Cemetery before moving to a farm they bought about 1906.
Part of this farm still remains in the Davis family. He was Justice of the Peace from 1909 to 1921, and was trustee for the Cantrell School from 1898 to 1902. He was active in community and church activities and was described as the horse doctor of Morgan Mill. Hector and Laura had eight children. Our Roscoe is a great-great grandchild.
The T. R. Davis family settled near the Morgan Mill community in 1900. T. R. (1851-1928), and his wife, Mary Sarah Webb, raised four children. After the death of his wife, Sarah, he married Margaret Elizabeth Bramlett, (1854-1929). T. R is buried in Morgan Mill Cemetery. There will be more family histories later.
It is Waffle Saturday, Dec. 9, at Morgan Mill. This breakfast event only comes once every three months. John and Sandy Sandstrom have spoiled us to “from scratch” waffles. The usual eggs, bacon, sausage, and biscuits will also be on the menu. Bring your neighbors and come and enjoy a home town tradition. From 7 until 9, the coffee will be flowing.
Do not forget the Morgan Mill Community Christmas party is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:30. Bring your favorite snack food and a gift to exchange.
The Morgan Mill community presents its Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 5:30. Join the community after the presentation for soups, sandwiches, and desserts. All are invited. It is FREE.
Sunday, Dec. 17, is the choir program at Morgan Mill Baptist Church at 7 p.m.