Top – Captain Allen Carter Jones was born in Nacogdoches County in 1830 to early Texas settlers. He served as sheriff in Goliad County from 1858-1860. Jones joined the Confederacy Army as a private when the Civil War began. Within eighteen months, his leadership abilities resulted in his promotion to Captain. In 1874, the Captain settled in Beeville where he became a merchant, banker, land owner, philanthropist, and cattleman. Captain Jones contributed a large share of the funds necessary to bring the railroad to Bee County in 1886. He also served as Beeville’s first mayor, county treasurer, the general manager of the Beeville Oil Mill, and he was a promoter of public schools in the area. He is acknowledged by all as the “Father of Beeville”. Captain A.C. Jones died in 1904. (Information received from http://www.beevilleisd.net/education/school/schoolhistory.php?sectiondetailid=18856&.)
Below – Prof. William E. Madderra was an outstanding teacher who began teaching in Beeville in 1898 and served as superintendent of the Beeville schools from 1900-1936. William E. Madderra Elementary, built in 1949, was named for him.