Family & Friends

These pages were initially created to transfer photos from traditional scrapbooks to the internet in order to both preserve and make the pictures and history available to family and friends. It has become more extensive than I intended. However, I see it as a way to save the details before they slip away. Martin T

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picture of Buddy & Peggy riding by Central Scholl gym  picture of BJM  picture of Rock Hounds  picture of Theophilus family and Mom & Pop Crerar          

 Theophilus Photos Part 3 • go to Part 1go to Part 2go to Part 4go to Part 5go to Part 6

Theophilus ©2017 • click photos to enlarge

The photos below are stills from Theophilus' movies that were digitized in 2017 by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. We greatly appreciate their work and highly recommend sharing your old Texas movies with the organization. We had digitized the movies 30 years ago when the technology was not near as good. This conversion really brought the movies to a new level.

Please let us know if you want us to identify someone that we haven't noted in the photos and we'll add the information.

1947 snow in Alpine, Texas • view video

                       


Swimming at Balmorphea and at the Sul Ross State College swimming pool • Crerars • view video

               

        


1947 Ohio Visit with Sally (Olllie's Sister) & DonView Video

       

1947 Alpine Scenes

 

                            

Grandma Crerar taking train to Ohio for visit

             

Ollie returning from his Mom's Ohio funeral October 1947

       

Martin (Buddy) & Susie


1947 Peg Sul Ross Geology Field Trip • Theophilus Baton Rogue trip • view video

     

     

      


1947 Theophilus Halloween Party, Alpine Halloween parade • view video

                                           


Theophilus backyard • LaBeff/Ritter Motors promo • Alpine train depot • Presbyterian Church Rev Rogers • Easter egg hunt • view video

                                  


1948 Ohio trip to see relatives - Sally & Don • View Video 

       


   

Truman campaigning by train in Alpine 1948


1948 Alpine, Texas Snow • View Video

1948 movie shot by the Theophilus' shows another heavy snow. There are some scenes around the Theophilus property including the Central School where the gym had not arrived. There are scenes with Bill Dunn, Mrs. Dunn and other family friends. The Sul Ross swimming pool is also in one scene.

                           


Martin (Buddy) El Paso for surgery 1949 • View Video

In 1949, Martin (Buddy) fell off the swing ladder in the family;s backyard. His Mom and Dad took him to Dr. Lockhart, who said there was more going on in addition to the fall. He referred the family to Dr. Deter at El Paso's Southwestern General Hospital where they found Martin had a Welm's tumor and they removed it and his left kidney. The surgeons were cautiously optimistic that they's found all the cancer. However they also noted that often Welm's tumor patients did not have longevity and predicted High School graduation would be success. The doctors were elated when they received an invitation to Martin's college graduation. Martin and his parents made return train trips to El Paso regularly for the next couple of years for checkups. He had a taxi driver that always met them at the train to take Martin to the hospital. This movie shows scenes at and around El Paso's hospital.

                  


   

Back home


      

Buster Diamond and his Dad visiting from Michigan • LaBeff Motors • Peggy Rainbow Theophilus backyard


More Alpine, Texas parades • view video

                            

Peggy as witch • Alpine parade (family took lots of parade footage (:-)


1949 Easter Egg Hunt and Roadside Park Picnic • View Video

                                     


1949 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers • Michigan Relatives visit • View Video

                     


1950 Theophilus family friends • Central School movie making • view video

              

                                       


1950 Barney & Buster Deyman (Grandma Crerar's Sister Ina's family Michigan) Alpine visit • view video   

                                   


1952 Theophilus home • view video

                        


1954 Fort Davis Centennial • view video

                  


1955 Martin's family trip to Cincinnati (Ollie's Sister) and Baton Rogue (Ollie's Brother) • view video

                    

             


 

End Theophilus Photos Part 3 • go to Part 1go to Part 2go to Part 4go to Part 5go to Part 6

 

photos above by Martin Theophilus ©2017 • click photos to enlarge

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