Submitted by Murray
and Jeanette Jordan
Mary Alma Duke was the youngest of four children of Sarah Alice and Stephen Austin Duke. Alma, as she was called, is on the left in the first photo, and in the rear in the second photo.
Alma was a moving force in the First Christian Church of Brady. She was called Granny Jordan by Murray and Anita.
Her grandfather came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin and the "Old Three Hundred". See the poem written here which refers to "Tom Duke"
An “Old Three Hundred” Wedding
John P. Sjolander
They were a sturdy people no hardships could subdue,
A merry aristocracy with heart, and brawn and brain;
Home-builders and home-lovers to old traditions true;
Children of Mother Nature and heirs to her domain.