Most of the members of the 1937 Walton High School football team have been identified, but we need help with a few. Please let us know if you can identify any of these players.
(front row) All are unknown.
(middle row, left to right) 34. Buford Toole; 27. Dub Anderson; 73. Johnny Wright; 50. Clyde Moretz; 52. Angus Douglass; 51. S. L. Sims; 56. Earl Wesley (holding football); ?. Roy Cawthon; 64. Bob Hatcher; 61. Clotez Gillis; ?. Davis; 28. Unknown
(back row, left to right) Assistant Coach Grey Wilson; 55. A. D. Cosson; 53. Unknown; 60. McLeod; 70. Unknown; Assistant Coach Kenny; 63. Vernon Cosson; 72. William Anderson; Head Coach Ox Clark; 71. Hudie Bell; 66. Kenneth Sconiers; 62. “Big Red” Cawthon; 68. Buddy Lowery; 54, Dawson Cawthon
The photograph above shows some of the players in action near the school:
(left to right) 66. Slick Sconiers; 54. Dawson Cawthon; 72. William Anderson; 55. A. D. Cosson; 64. Bob Hatcher; 56. Earl Wesley; 63. Vernon Cosson (center); 6. Herman “Buddy” Lowery; 51. Clotez Gillis; 62. “Big Red” Cawthon; 50. Clyde Moretz
Anderson, Bell, Cawthon, Clark, Cosson, Davis, Douglass, Gillis, Hatcher, Kenny, Lowery, McLeod, Moretz, Sconiers, Sims, Toole, Wesley, Wilson, Wright
Charles M. Smith, who served with the First Massachusetts Cavalry, presented a paper to the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society, which was published in 1894 as part of the Society’s series, Personal Narratives of Events in the War of the Rebellion. Smith’s paper, From Andersonville to Freedom, tells of his capture, his confinement at Andersonville Prison, his escape, and his journey, mostly by water, to reconnect with Federal troops in Pensacola. Walton County plays an important role in the narrative. LaGrange is mentioned (page 59), and letters written by Eli Wright of Euchee Anna and George Reddick of Freeport are quoted (pages 70-71).
[Contributed by Wayne Sconiers]
From “Today in Florida History” on Jacksonville.com, a blog of The Florida Times-Union:
Nov. 2nd, 1948
Johnnie Wright of DeFuniak Springs was elected to the Florida State Sentate on this date. Wright, age 23 years and 7 months, was one of two members of the Senate at this young age. The other state senator, D. J. O’Grady of Inverness, was 23 years and 3 months old when he was elected in 1967.
The youngest State Senator ever elected anywhere, as far as we could find, was John A. Hastings of Ohio. He was 22.