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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…

Gene Yeatts

"Pfc. Gene Yeatts, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Yeatts, McKinney, attended McKinney Schools. Entered training March, 1942. Basic training at Camp Barkeley, Texas. Went overseas. March, 1944 to England. Wounded June 11, 1944. Awarded Purple Heart and 3…

Vernon Eugene Williams

"Pvt. Eugene Williams, son of Mrs. J. T. Garvin, McKinney, attended McKinney High School. Entered service 1942. Trained at Ft. Wayne, Wya. Went overseas with 3rd Army, 109th Inf. Now in Germany."

Wilburn Parris Wheatley

"S. 1/c Wilburn Parris Wheatley, husband of Mrs. Harriette Taylor Wheatley and son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Wheatley, McKinney. Graduate of McKinney High School. Graduate of Texas A. & M. College. Entered service Oct. 1942. Trained at Alameda, Calif.…