Photo Courtesy of the
Montgomery County Historical Commission
The Montgomery County Historical
Commission presented its "William Harley Gandy Distinguished Service Award"
at the County Commissioner's Court Tuesday Morning, November 19, 2019. This year's recipients
were Jean Huot Smoorenburg and Jane Sanford Keppler. Jane was unable to
attend the ceremony. Jean is pictured here
with Larry Forester, Montgomery County Historical Commission Chairman, left,
and County Judge Mark Keough, right. This award is given periodically by the
historical commission to those unsung heroes in our county who promote and
advance the research and archiving of significant Montgomery County history.
Jean and Jane are the editors of a unique genealogical and historical online
http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/. Previous recipients of the
award have been Kay Dawes, an east county historian, and Sondra Hernandez,
the Features editor for the Courier newspaper.