John Percifield - Chair
John is the fifth generation of his family to have lived in Alvarado, Johnson County.He has been married Mary Schwartz Percifield since 1964 and has two sons, Michael and Paul, who both, live in Alvarado. John graduated from Alvarado High School in 1959 and was the Class of ’63 of Texas A&M, graduating with a Bachelor of Science.
John taught at the Cleburne High School for 10 years from 1964-1974 and served on the Alvarado School Board during this time, 1966 -1974 and again from 1982-1985. He became the Assistant Superintendent of the Alvarado Public School System from 1974 -1979 when he resigned to begin working at Bell Helicopter for the next five years.
He returned to the Alvarado Public School System as the Business Manager from 1985- 1992 when he returned to the class room until his retirement in 1997.
He has served on the Johnson County MHMR board from 1991-1997 and was board chairperson from 1992-1994.

John was president of the Bethany Water Supply Corporation from 2000-2003.He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church for 40 years.He was president of the Johnson County Antique Tractor Club from 2007-2010 and is currently the vice-president. He is currently the chairman of the Alvarado 4B Tax Board, president of the Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Association, Chairman of the Johnson County Historical Commission and Chairman for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Alvarado.

John's hobbies include farming, ranching and restoring antique tractors, trucks, cars and old farm equipment.




Sandra Osborne - Vice Chair
Sandra (Harris) Osborne born in Lamesa, TX and both her parents were born in
Johnson County.

The Harris and Goldman families came to Johnson County in 1893 via Arkansasand Georgia after the War Between the States. Her grandfather was Dr. Larkin L. Harris, MD (husband of Nellie Goldman Harris) who operated Cleburne Sanitarium along with his brother Dr. Robert Lee Harris, MD.

The Hartman, Swanson and Chindstrom (Kindstrom) families (her Mother'sfamily) came to Johnson County as railroad workers in the early 1900's, byway of Iowa after immigrating to the US from Germany and Sweden.

Attended Cook Elementary; graduated Cleburne High School in 1967 andattended Hill College.

Has worked in the conveyor/bulk materials handling industry since 1969;presently in Engineered Sales at Conveyors, Inc. where she designs screwconveyors, bucket elevators and related bulk materials handling equipment for customers in 9 Southern States plus 1 customer with several locations throughout Minnesota.

Married in 1972 to S.W. (Dub) Osborne (deceased) and has lived outside Grandview since 1975. The couple participated in 3 different Johnson County Riding Clubs, where Sandra was high point woman rider for a 10 years in a row. They raised, trained and exhibited a 'world famous' bloodline of spotted donkeys and riding mules for over 30 years, including 1 that was 2-time National Champion in the American Donkey and Mule Society. - Also were active in the 36th Division Association (Sandra remains a lifetime member) and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association - a worldwide organization.

Served 2 terms as President of the Johnson County Genealogical Society; Historian at First United Methodist Church - Cleburne; Has obtained 2 Texas Historical Markers - 1 for the original site of thetown of Grandview and 1 for FUMC-Cleburne.

Currently an associate member of Terry's Texas Rangers SCV Camp #1937,serving as a cannoneer in the Camp's artillery unit - participating in WBTS reenactments and speaking to ladies' groups, at school days and to civic clubs about the over 400 documented women who served in the WBTS - in both the Confederate and Union armies as regular soldiers (while disguised as men)

Appointed to Johnson County Historical Commission since the 1990's, serving many years as Secretary and now as Vice-Chair.
Lynn Buker - Secretary
Lynn Buker was appointed secretary of Johnson County Historical Commission this year. She has been a member of the Commission for two years. Lynn is originally from Washington State. She has been an avid history buff and has been an antique collector since the age of 12. Lynn owned an Antique Store for more than 14 years at the Country Village in Bothell Washington. The store was housed in a 1902 Farmhouse.

Lynn moved to Texas in 2000 with her family and owns her own 1907 Cottage Bungalow in Cleburne. She is the President of Save Old Cleburne and is involved in Historic Preservation of Old Homes and Buildings.She is currently involved in the Market Square Project, The Little Old House, and establishing Historic Designated Areas in the City of Cleburne.
Sarah Chapman - Treasurer
Sarah Chapman- Born 11/12/1948 From Cleveland Ohio. Married in 1965, divorced in 1994. Moved to Johnson County TX in 1984/85. Six natural children, three boys, three girls. 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Homemaker until 1989 when she took a job with Walmart. Worked for them almost 15 years. Have volunteered over the years for several organizations, including- Crisis Center, Habitat for Humanity, Christmas in April, First Baptist Church Evergreen board and a few when she lived in Kansas. Carried a 4.0 at Hill until she took Spanish! Joined JCHC in 2009. Became treasurer of JCHC in 2011.
Wilma Reed - Historical Marker Chair
Wilma is the THC chair. She teaches Sunday School and is
chair of the history committee, First Baptist Church, Cleburne. She serves
as Regent of the Nathaniel Winston Chapter, DAR; secretary of the Johnson
County Art Guild; historian, Southwest Metroplex Baptist Association;
member: Save Old Cleburne; United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Colonial
Dames XVII Century.

Robert McMinn - Johnson County Historical Plaque Chair
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Linda Burt Wallace - Public Relations
Linda Burt Wallace

Retired as a legal assistant in Harris County and moved back to Cleburne after being away for 36 years. Proudly attend The Church of the Holy Comforter, the most beautiful and oldest church in Cleburne. Linda has an interest in Texas history, especially Johnson County history. She enjoys reading and researching our local history and seeing photos of how our town was "back in the day." I am honored to be an appointee to the Johnson County Historical Commission and enjoy holding the position of public relations representative."

 
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