Below the photo is information on the band members.
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This apparently is the same photo that appears at page 22 of A Portrait of Milano, compiled and edited by Roger Hashem (1986). Some band members are therein listed as follows: Mrs. C. H. Lister; C. H. Lister; A. J. Hildebrandt; Theo Aschenbeck; Jim Turney; J. D. Peeples, Jr.; Will Lantrip; Lesser Newton; Lon Peeples; Lee Braun; Russell Clary; and, Charles Williams.
We need identification of and information on the pictured band members. So far, the following have been identified (numbered left to right):
7- Grace Lister, wife of C. H. Lister. She operated a Milano variety store. (Identified by George Lange; other information from Milano, Texas, at p. 5, by Basil McGregor)
11- Arnold J. Hildebrandt (1884-1966). He was born in Texas, the son of Thomas Hildebrandt. Arnold married Nellie Springer (1895-1964), the daughter of John M. Springer and wife Mary Tabitha Martin Springer. Arnold and Nellie Hildebrandt are buried at Liberty Cemetery. Click here for a photo of the Arnold J. Hildebrandt family. (Identified by Lenora Malone, who also provided the Hildebrandt family photo)
George Lange reports that his father in law, J.K. Haddox, told George's wife Betty that Charlie Williams is member # 13. Virgie Williams Franklin thinks that Charlie (her grandfather) is member # 9. Norene Lagrone (Charlie Williams' daughter) was shown the photo and said that Charlie is not in the photo. Norene reported that Charlie was in the band and that she has a different band photo in which he does appear.
George Lange believes that C. H. Lister is member # 8, having seen him in another photo. However, he suggests that we wait for other input before listing Mr. Lister.
George also located the following article in the Milano Gazette: "12-25-1920 Notice To The Public: Positively no more dancing allowed at the Civic League Park Pavillion. By order of the Milano Civic League,Mrs.S.W. Taylor,Pres."
Someone told me that some Milano ladies were so opposed to dancing that they poured some substance (syrup ?) on the pavillion floor.
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