Kissin’ Kuzzins: In search of answers

Published 8:39 am Saturday, November 4, 2017

By Dickie Dixon


Contributions from our readers  (Picture of 1976 Astros ball girl Sandra Short in her uniform)   Sandra Sparks (nee Short), a Lufkin High School alumna, served as the captain of the Houston Astros ball girls during the year 1976.  She believes that was the only year the Astros offered that program

Queries from our readers From Natalie Guillory Martin Dear Dickie,  I have two questions.  First, I would like to know if my grandfather, John Grant Carlson, is still living, and if so, where?  Also , I want to know after he and my grandmother split up, where he went and what he did.  He is the father of my mother, Betty Sherrin Carlson, and the husband of Nathalia Hazel Veacy.  He was born circa 1923 and was a pipefitter.  Secondly, I want to know any family history of my grandmother, Etta Arceneaux Hebert, whose husband was Amos Hebert; she was born on July 11, 1924.  We believe the Arceneauxs lived in the New Iberia, Louisiana area.  If any one has any information, please contact me at

From Barbara Ann De’Ath  (Include one of the pictures of Jimmy Husk in his San Francisco policeman’s uniform)  Dear Dickie, I am wanting to know if my Great Uncle Jimmy Husk could have been in San Francisco, California in 1906 at the time of the earthquake.  He came in to Detroit, Michigan from England via Canada on September 25, 1905.  You will note from the picture that he was a San Francisco policeman.  Anyone who can verify he was there should e-mail me at

Next month:  When Mary (Murrary Font Wallace) Met Charlie (Font) and Reminiscences of Iona’s Mexican Food Restaurant from Glenn McDuffie

Save the Date! The Angelina County Genealogical Society is honoring veterans who served at Pearl Harbor for its November 20, 2017 meeting.  Titter Hogan’s (of Newton) husband, Bobbi Allen’s stepfather (of San Diego, California), and Helen Kimmey Forrest’s brother (of Huntington) will be honored in the presentation which begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Railroad Depot of Kurth Memorial Library on 702 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas.  At 3:30 p.m. guests and members of the Society will enjoy refreshments and desserts together.  For more information, please call Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378, or email him at

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Send your queries to by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001 or by phone to (936) 240-8378