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HC Genealogical Society ‘Cemetery Walk’ Fundraising Event Will Feature History Tour on Sunday November 1

A number of influential former citizens of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County will be enacted by members of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society on Sunday November 1, 2020 in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. The walk-through event will be held from 2-4pm. Cost is $10 per person to take the historic tour guided by historian John Sellers. Among those whom you will meet are a doctor, a confederate soldier and mothers and wives whose families have provided the business and agricultural foundation of this area. Get ready to be educated and entertained! Space is limited, so reserve your tickets this week by stopping in the Genealogical Society Library at 611 North Davis Street or by calling 903-885-8523.

Ruenna Elizabeth (1862-1953) and Thomas Coleman(1852-1914) family –  Both were early Civic leaders. Thomas was a four term Sulphur Springs Mayor. Coleman Lake which bears his name was one of his visionary projects. Elizabeth ran the Coleman House on Davis Street for many years. (Portrayed by Shirley and Tom Patchen and their grandchildren)
Dr. William Carroll Hurley, Sr. (1829-1876) – Phrenologist who traveled throughout the South giving demonstrations and lectures showing  how he could diagnose someone using the bumps on their head. (Portrayed buy Ronny Glossup) ALSO PICTURED William R. Buford (1818-1914) – Confederate Captain who lived a daring life. Buford Park was named in his honor. (Portrayed by Don Fausett)
Mollie Patrick Lynch  (1866 – 1958) – Daughter of early Civic booster E. M. Patrick who ran Patrick Grocery Store. She was the mother of Ruth Ashcroft. (Portrayed by Rhonda Bechhold)
Daisy Agnes Sellers Sisk (1903-1994) – Prominent Sulphur Springs businesswoman and owner of the famous Sellers Cafeteria. (Portrayed by Pat Goggans)
Amanda Cordelia Pate (1856-1941) – Wife of O. M. Pate, owner of Pate Hardware & Blacksmith Shop. Both were early pioneers of Sulphur Springs. (Portrayed by Enola Gay who currently lives in the Pate homeplace)
PICTURED IN GREEN DRESS: Elizabeth Hopkins Townes Coffey (1853-1930) – Descendant of the Hopkins and Townes families. Owner of the celebrated Coffey Hotel and matron of several others. Her name is still on Main Street. (portrayed by Paula Altenbaumer)

Author: Enola Gay

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