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Portia Ross Taylor


Portia Ross Taylor was a longtime and beloved teacher at the Hamilton School, a school that served students in the Black community from 1924 until Frisco ISD integrated in 1964.

Mrs. Taylor was one of two teachers and taught students in grades…

Mary Alice Skaggs

Mrs. Mary Alice Skaggs first began working for Plano High School in 1930 and after taking a short break in 1942 she returned to Plano High School to become a driving force within the school. She is recognized as the first teacher in Plano to earn a…

Bertha Bailey

Bertha Bailey was a well-loved cornerstone of the educational system in McKinney. Mrs. Bailey served MISD for 30 years before her passing with many students considering her as a second mother.

During her career, she was responsible for creating a…

Kathryn Heard Craig

Kathryn Heard-Craig is the namesake of the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts. She was the founder of the Art Club of McKinney in 1914, served as president, and co authored a fifty-year history of the organization.

It was her wish that upon her…

Bessie Heard

Bessie Heard is known for the creation the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary and Museum in 1964 with the purchase of 207 acres of land. In her earlier years she obtained a charter for the McKinney Library and helped raise funds to buy books and purchase a…

Samuel A. Forshee

T/Sgt. Samuel A. Forshee, son of Mrs. T. L. Forshee, McKinney. Graduate of McKinney High School. Entered service April, 1942. Took training at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Went overseas July, 1943. Participated in the Kiska invasion and now assigned Engr. Const.…

B. R. Decker

"S. 1/c B. R. Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Decker. Volunteered in U.S. Navy Air Corps Sept. 1942. Attended the McKinney School. Now stationed with the W.S.N.A.B.P.D. at San Bruno, Calif."

John Henry Yeatts

"B. K. R. 3/c John Henry Yeatts, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Yeatts, McKinney, attended McKinney High School. Entered service Oct. 1942. Took his training at Hensley Field, Texas. Transferred to Hutchinson, Kans. Took office work for 1 year. Went…