Sam H. Ball, Sr., or Bye Ball as he was known to everyone, was my great-grandfather. He can be seen standing in the doorway of a vault. Blowing the picture up, I could see old courthouse books stacked in a shelf behind him.
My mother remembered going to visit him in New Boston, Texas and that he worked at the courthouse. She couldn’t remember what he did for a living, but she thought he might have been a Sheriff at one time. His death certificate told me he was a retired Tax Collector. I’ll have to do some research into this.
I am assuming this is in the old courthouse, because I have been in the new one and where they have those books now, looks nothing like this room.
I also have no clue who the other gentlemen are in the picture. If any of you recognize anyone, please let me know the names so I can add their names to this post.