Chronicle of the Savoy Methodist Church

1872 – 1989 Written by Margie Morris, July 14, 1989 Sitting comfortably on a well-worn pew in the Savoy Methodist Church, you can almost hear the sounds made by generations of congregational members. Surely the men’s low voices, the children’s laughter, and the women’s lyrical soprano tones intermingled through the years in countless hymns, liturgies, studies, and prayers.

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Anniversay of Savoy Cyclone Is Recalled

SAVOY, Texas – A few of the elder citizens remember that Sunday, May 28, is the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Savoy cyclone. Being the first such disaster to visit this section of the country, it attracted attention all over the state.

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1967 College Reunion

Promotional brochure for the 1967 Savoy Male and Female College Reunion, featuring editorials, biographies, and stories.

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Before I Remember | Ada Savoy-Travis

Memoir written by William Savoy’s grand-daughter.

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The Death of Colonel William Savoy

In 1886, still unable to curb his yearning to travel, Colonel Savoy went to New Mexico and purchase an interest in a silver mine. Two years later he returned, a broken man–never told what had happened there.

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Col. Savoy’s Service Record

In 1861, Colonel William Savoy enlisted to fight in the Civil War, but injured a foot so seriously in training that he could not serve as a soldier. However, he served in the Intelligence Department for the South, and though he would not talk much about it, he apparently served well.

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From the Pages of the Past

Incidents gleaned from the files of the Savoy Star through a period of thirty-five years. How many do you remember?

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Prof. Lewis Holland

In any celebration of the founding and successful operation of Savoy College, Professor Lewis Holland deserves a large share. In collaboration with Professor R.R. Halsell, they organized the college in 1876, and remained equal partners in the conduct and affairs of the school for twelve or fifteen years when Mr. Holland resigned to enter other activities.

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Colonel William Savoy – Founder

The Founder of Savoy. — The town of Savoy, which was founded in 1872, derived its classic name from its founder, William Louis Marshall Savoy, better known as Colonel William Savoy. He was born in Mississippi in 1818, and received a liberal education including training in modern languages which he later developed in practical use.

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