Naomi Clayton Peavy

Female 1914 - 2001  (87 years)

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  • Name Naomi Clayton Peavy 
    Born 20 Mar 1914  Wilson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Apr 2001  Yorktown, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1159  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Erastus Edgar Peavy,   b. 23 Nov 1879, Concord, Gadsden County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1950, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Clayton Maggie Allen,   b. 17 Jun 1880, Decatur, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1955, Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Dec 1900  Floresville, Wilson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Henry Barth 
     1. Linda Joyce Barth
     2. Gordon Henry Barth
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - History of Floresville High School <>:


      Despite the Depression, residents continued to emphasize the importance of education for their children. In 1930, the PTA purchased six new typewriters for the commercial classes. The Alumni Association continued to honor the graduates with banquets. Most banquets were held at the Methodist Church. Also, Floresville was represented at the State Interscholastic meet in boy's declamation.

      By 1933, the high school faculty had grown to six teachers. Curriculum included: history, English, Spanish, two years of Latin, mathematics, commercial, and science, including physics. A coach was on the staff, but no formal physical education classes were taught. The majority of the social life of students revolved around the school. All classes went on picnics. Each also sponsored an annual class play. Admission fees of 25 cents and 35 cents were charged, and plays were held in the auditorium. Floresville students attended and won the 1933 Wilson County Interscholastic meet (Floresville sent a representative to state in girls' declamation).

      Organized school dances were not allowed. Senior activities during May 1933 included a picnic at the Connally Ranch, a barn party (where classmates played bunco), a class day at Landa Park in New Braunfels, a Junior-Senior Banquet at the White House Cafe (now the Pizza Garden), and separate baccalaureate and commencement exercises. A booklet, The Loudspeaker, was typed and printed by the typing classes. This served as a yearbook for the students. The class prophecy and will were printed in the Floresville Chronicle.

      In 1935, agriculture education was started. The R. L. Eschenburg Agriculture Building was constructed on Railroad Street. The Agriculture building no longer stands. However, the ag students of the late 30's built a rock wall along Third Street, which is still there.

      In 1939, The Martha Eschenburg Homemaking Cottage was completed. It was beautifully constructed, with all of the modern conveniences of the time. This building, as well as the ag building, was built as a joint effort of the Eschenburg family and the Works Progress Administration. The homemaking cottage was the site of many athletic and other banquets. This building is now the location of the present Superintendent's Offices.

      A pep squad in 1932 performed on the field at half- time--they formed the letters "T" and "F" wearing maroon capes and maroon and white overseas caps. The first football team to win district and bi- district was the Tiger team of 1933. They lost to Weslaco at regionals.

      In the 30's, the school still had an orchestra. A citywide band, called the Tiger Band, consisted of private students and businessmen. The Tiger Band played at all football games and pop rallies. In 1937, The Floresville School Band was organized. The first marching contest was won in 1939 at Yorktown.

      The athletic council sponsored fund raising activities to benefit the athletic department. The Arcadia Theatre featured a "football thriller--Joe E. Brown in Maybe its Love? with proceeds going to the athletic fund. In 1932, the athletic council had a "Negro mock wedding and divorce trial" and a school carnival at the high school auditorium for fund raising purposes. Also in the early 30's, Reichert-Cooke Entertainers brought a program of Texas legends, stories, readings and one-act plays to the auditorium, with proceeds going to the athletic fund."