2nd from the right is William Elias Dawson . Jousting was a sport some communities picked up after the Civil War.
donated to museum
This picture is one of a known few in Sutherland Springs. The Harry Walker Family was gracious to donate this picture painted by Mrs. Poppell.
Mrs Poppell was known for two kinds of paintings. The Blue Bonnet picture and the Sunset picture.
Mrs Poppell was also known for how she could play a piano. Shirley Bingham remembers her coming on Youth Night at River Oaks Baptist church and how she could "Make the piano walk". She played with a band and never had lessons.
Mrs Poppell also had an old folks home in Sutherland Springs. She took care of the elderly. Women were in the house with her, while the men were in small cabins behind her house. She cooked and cared for them.
Her house is one of the few left standing , across from the location of the post office on Hy-way 87..
As personal looks she would dye her hair black, ware bright red lipstick and long bold colored earings.
She was described as a very precious person with a heart of gold.
On Holloween she would always have hot chocolate and homemade sweets.
Plus when she drove she liked to drive on the whole road.