WEBB CITY BAND – (FRONT) unknown, Art Nye, Roy Gibbs, unknown, Ralph Magruder, Charlie Magruder (?).
(MIDDLE) Charlie Webber (drum), Ralph Musser, Harry B. Hulett, Frank Zimmerman, Ed Peters, Charlie Wallace, Gus Witzansky, Frank Hoselton.
(BACK) unknown, Billy Wallace, Prof. Protheroe-Director, Harry Wasser-Drum Major, Tol Munson, Boss Hulsey (?), Walter Hilburn, Roy Atchison.
(CONTRIBUTED BY HENRY HULETT)
Webb City Area Genealogical Society
Harry Hulett ran an insurance company in Webb City for many years, but as Jerry Pryor wrote in our 2007 book, “Families and Histories,*” his two great passions seem to have been music and photography.
Through the years his photographs chronicled the growth of the city, sometimes on rare glass plates, which survive to this day. He was also involved with city bands, and early photos show him standing proudly in uniform surrounded by his fellow band members. He became the director, and his son Henry cherishes the ivory baton (later donated to the Webb City Historical Society) he used in that position.
Henry also continued his father’s love of photography, for a time pursuing it as a professional career. He copied the sections of the historical mural done by Jack Dawson for the Webb City Bank and spoke of the diligence required to ensure the exact fit on the panoramic color photo he produced to be used in a large brochure for the bank.”
Harry Hulett’s father, A.A. Hulett, had become famous for, among other things, being the leader of the Webb City Democratic Flambeau Club, with the honorary title of Colonel. Perhaps the only flambeau left was donated to the Webb City Historical Society by A.A. Hulett’s grandson, Henry, noted Pryor, who cataloged items in the society’s collection.
*Families and Histories of Webb City, Carterville and Oronogo, Missouri, Volume 1, 2007, published by the Webb City Area Genealogical Society
A flambeau parade. (CONTRIBUTED BY JERRY PRYOR)
The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.
Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.
WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.
Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.