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Hopkins County Genealogical Society and Historical Society plan joint meeting Aug. 28

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    During the annual combined meeting of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and the Hopkins County Historical Society, retired Travis Elementary kindergarten teacher Lavyn Sisco will present her annual first-person narrative.

    This year’s presentation will be as Sue Lundy Connally, whose 50-year career included 45 years teaching at what is now Travis Primary School.
    Sue Lundy Connally came to Sulphur Springs in 1874 and taught school with her father, known as Professor Lundy, and other well known educators. After the death of her husband, James Polk Connally, in 1875 Sue Connally returned to the classroom at West End School where she was a member of the faculty for 45 years. When Mrs. Connally retired in 1925, she was honored by the community for her many years of service. Sue Lundy Connally had a career of 50 years as a teacher.
    She also knew the history of West End School, known today as Travis School. It is not known when the name of the school was changed from West End School to Travis School. The names of all of the elementary schools in Sulphur Springs were changed and named in honor of Texas heroes — Austin, Houston, Lamar, Travis and Bowie.
    The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel at Heritage Park. Refreshments will be served by the historical society in the Atkins House following the program. The public is invited to attend.

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