De Leon Memento Medal
This small token was apparently the proud possession of a De Leon girl or lady around 1886. Although difficult to read, the front shows an American shield with three ribbons. The top ribbon says “MISS A.M. HALL”. The second says ” DELEON” with a star on each end. And the third says “TEX”. The reverse reads “A. STAFFORD” and “PAT. APPLIED FOR 1886″.
There was a Hall family living in De Leon between 1886 and 1888. Rev. Hall was pastor of the now First Baptist Church and he and one of his sons published the De Leon Messenger newspaper. He is known to have had three daughters the oldest being Alice who taught in De Leon’s three teacher school.