Summary: The donor found items in this collection in the attic
of her Forest Park home; 1937 Forest Park Blvd. She gave them to her
son-in-law Dustin Ater who delivered them to the Archives. The donor
has since sold this home and no longer lives at this address. The
items once belonged to Vida Maye Jordan Minyard, who was born in Grand
Prairie, Texas, in 1905 and moved to Fort Worth in 1930. Each of the
tintypes, excepting one, was in an envelope with handwriting on the
exterior -- providing the source of the identifications below.
- Emergency Record and Guide - Lists relatives and friends,
funeral arrangements and wishes of Vida Maye Jordan Minyard. The
date of December 12, 1977, is on the back. The book was printed and
provided by Mount Olivet Cemetery.
- Warranty Deed and
Contract of Vida Maye Jordan Minyard with Mount Olivet Cemetery
- Red plastic covered address book belonging to Vida Maye Jordan
Minyard. Lists on front inside cover "Old Jordan Home Place
705 North East 28th Street Grand Prairie" - this location is
now Bowles Park in Grand Prairie.
- Flower print covered
address book, no date
- Probate of estate of Willie D.
Jordan, February 1, 1944
- Letter from Rattikin Title
Company, dated November 7, 1945, regarding sale of inherited
- Warranty Deed of land in the W.H. Jasper Survey, Tarrant
- Twenty envelopes with no letters dated 1887-1907
- Letter-sized card with genealogical information on Robertson
- Tintype Photograph: Mallie Robertson and Georgia Anne
Roberston, sisters "Mother is the small girl" (image
shown) Tintype Photograph: Aunt Nancy Robertson "Mother's
- Tintype Photograph: Three unknown men - one has an
X over his head and bears a strong resemblance to Grandfather George
Robertson in next image. Possibly brothers of Grandfather George
Robertson on either side of him.
- Tintype Photograph:
Grandfather George Robertson and first wife Laticia Anne Roberston
- Tintype Photograph: Georgia Anne Roberston
and a cousin in Illinois
- Tintype Photograph: Grandmother
Jordan "Dad's Mother" Mary Puckett Jordan (image