Barbara Pennock Collection

Summary: Donor gave items related to the Pennock and Miller families of Fort Worth. The donor's husband Jack Pennock, Jr., (1929-1994) was a professional golfer at the Katy Lake golf course, located where La Gran Plaza currently stands. In 1926, a golf course was built at the lake and the lake served as a popular recreation area and golf course until it was drained in 1959. He is the son of Jack Bernard Pennock (1905-1966) and Elsie Watkins Pennock (1911-1993) of Fort Worth. The donor's parents are Gaither Miller (1886-1967) and Irene Jackson Miller (1893-1998). Gaither Miller was the son of Dr. T.B. Miller (1852-1926), pioneer Mason and physician of Goodnight, Texas. The Miller family moved to Fort Worth around 1924. Gaither Miller later worked as the auditor/accountant of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Taystee Baking Company employees, 1938 

Pictured: Taystee Baking Company employees, 1938



  • Pin/button from the Fort Worth Diamond Jubilee, November 11-14, 1923
  • Small cake spatula from Topping Out Ceremony, Fort Worth National Bank Building, April 26, 1973
  • Texas-shaped ornament commemorating the 75th anniversary of Fort Worth, Inc., 1922-1997, 1997
  • Taystee Bread employee hat pin, undated
  • Fort Worth Die Cast Company, metal object in the shape of a fly, possibly an ashtray, undated
  • "Pretty face easel mirror" in original packaging, undated
  • Key to Fort Worth, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, undated
  • Handheld American flag, undated
  • Small brown leather money pouch, undated
  • Lucky Penny, souvenir penny of Fort Worth, Texas, undated


  • The Elementary Spelling Book, Noah Webster, LL.D., 1908
  • The Official Monitor of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, State of Texas, printed by Students of Department of Printing, Masonic Home and School, Fort Worth, 1921
  • Symbolism of the Three Degrees, Part One, Oliver Day Street, 1930
  • Symbolism of the Three Degrees, Part Two, Oliver Day Street, 1930
  • Symbolism of the Three Degrees, Part Three, Oliver Day Street, 1930
  • The Constitution of Our United States, also the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, published by Rand McNally, 1938
  • The Constitution of the United States, published by Mid-Continent Supply Company, Fort Worth, 1951

Family Bibles

  • Bible belonging to Dicy M. Miller, 1870
  • New Testament Bible belonging to Irene Jackson (Miller), 1904
  • New Testament Bible, Protestant Version, belonging to Jack Bernard Pennock, Jr., 1942

Family Recipe Books

  • Recipe book belonging to Irene Jackson Miller, circa 1920s-1960s
  • Recipe book belonging to Elsie Watkins Pennock, circa 1950s-1970s

Documents and Ephemera

  • Three poll tax receipts for Jack Bernard Pennock, 1927, 1930, 1933
  • Panther City Lodge No. 1183 membership card for Jack B. Pennock, November 7, 1931
  • Loose scrapbook page containing ephemera related to Jack Pennock, including documents regarding his marriage to Elsie Watkins, undated, 1928
  • Loose scrapbook page containing ephemera related to Jack Pennock, including his drivers license, a business card, and a shadow profile cutout, undated, 1937-1938
  • May Fete, D. McRae Elementary School program, May 7, 1937
  • Several photocopies of original documents from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin relating to the Ruddell family, undated
Land Record
  • Abstract for Lot 32, Block 10, Hi Mount addition, located at 5th and Virginia streets, includes a plat map showing Lots 32, 33, and 34, of Block 10, Hi Mount addition
  • Various newspaper clippings related to World War II, undated, 1939-1946
  • "Great Britain and France Declare War on Germany, Fort Worth Star-Telegram extra, September 3, 1939
  • "War! Hitler Seizes City of Danzig," Fort Worth Press extra, August 31, 1939
  • "Army Honor Roll for Texas in World War II," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 7, 1946
  • The Parakeet, Polytechnic High School newspaper, 1952-1954, 1987
  • "Defector Charged," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, morning edition, November 23, 1963
  • "Grim Johnson Takes Government Reins," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, evening edition, November 23, 1963
  • "JKF Assassin Slain," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, morning edition, November 25, 1963
  • "Ruby Plea: Insanity; Kennedy Rites Held," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, evening edition, November 25, 1963
  • Local/State section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, morning edition, June 26, 1987
  • Tarrant Business, July 17-23, 1989
  • Two snapshots of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, February 21, 1937
  • Taystee Baking Company with delivery trucks parked in front of building, July 31, 1938
  • Taystee Baking Company employees, July 31, 1938
  • Three snapshots of Katy Lake Golf Course, undated
  • Two snapshots of the duck pond at Rose Hill Cemetery, undated
  • Glen Garden Country Club, Fort Worth, showing men and women on golf course, circa 1935-1940
  • Glen Garden Country Club, Fort Worth, showing exterior of building, circa 1935-1940
  • Oversized print of an aerial of downtown Fort Worth, Fort Worth Star-Telegram photo by Wilburn Davis, undated
  • Two oversized prints of the Dummy Railroad, undated


  • Fort Worth Telephone Directory, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Fall 1920
  • Exhibition of Models for a Monument to the Pioneer Woman, circa 1927
  • The D. McRae News, Volume 11, Number 1, D. McRae Elementary School, Fort Worth, March 5, 1954
  • Fort Worth, 1800 to Now, Robert K. Taylor, 1965
  • From Enon to Everman Plus 50: A Community History, published as a supplement to the Everman Times, June 29, 1995
  • Old San Antonio, 250 Years in Pictures, undated


  • Katy Lake Golf Course scrapbook, belonging to professional golfer Jack Pennock, Sr., 1933-1945
  • S.S. Dillo Elementary PTA scrapbook, 1948
  • Polytechnic High School scrapbook, belonging to Barbara Miller Pennock, 1951-1954