Pictured: Seated left to right: K.M. Van Zandt Jr., Florence Van Zandt, Sidney, Mary Lou (Mamie), Margaret. Standing left to right: Alice, Edmund P., Virginia, Elias Beall, Ida, Richard (RL), Annie, Isaac, Frances (Fannie).
Summary: The Jennings family is one of the key families that
helped to transition Fort Worth from a sleepy town to a bustling and
culturally favored city with railroad service, parks and libraries
following the decline associated with the Civil War era. The Jennings
family also intermarried with other pioneer families, including the
Bewley family, the Daggett family and the Van Zandt family. Material
in this collection was passed down from Martha Bewley, wife of Edwin
Bewley, and daughter of Hyde Jennings and Florence Van Zandt. Items
associated with these families are also reflected in the collection.
Items were donated by Samuel Alexander Denny Jr. (Alex), who was
accompanied by his mother Gretchen Denny.
Map Plan Document
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