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From building to teaching, family works to improve isle - The Galveston County Daily News: Profiles: Communities

July 30, 2016

From building to teaching, family works to improve isle

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:00 am

It seems that as long as Izola Collins’ family has lived on the island, someone in the group has been doing something to improve the island.

Collins’ ancestor Horace Scull came to Galveston from Port Bolivar in 1865, after declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation. As soon as he was old enough, he joined his father in building homes for newly freed slaves who were coming here.

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