The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas
October 7, 1921
Miss ARIA HAGGERTON of Fort Worth, Texas and Mr. STINSON of Newell, South Dakota were married Wednesday at Deadwood, South Dakota. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HAGGERTON of Nocona. They will be at Newell.
J. A. MESSER, who has been manager of the Farmers Union store for the past two years, has resigned to manage a store at Newtown, some three miles out of Burkburnett.
J. E. MITCHELL
On hearing the report of a gun in the direction of his barn Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, J. W. MITCHELL went quickly to the barn and found his brother, J. E “JIM” MITCHELL of Forestburg had shot himself and died instantly. Mr. Mitchell with his family came to Belcherville Monday to visit his brothers, J. W. and GEORGE MITCHELL, and his son ALBERT MITCHELL. Burial took place at the Ringgold cemetery Wednesday.
W. T. ROLLS sold the Good Luck Café to JERRY LAWRENCE and WINSTON CHARLES.
We learn from M. F. BALL that J. M. W. REED of Byers sold his farm on Red River to E. J. BUOLDIN of Spanish Fort for $40,000.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. EMORY of Duncan, Oklahoma visited here.
RALPH L. NEWSOME of Cleburne and Miss RUTH HOLMES of Nocona were quietly married Sunday, Oct. 2, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. T. J. HOLMES. Rev. LEM HODGES of the Nocona Baptist Church officiated. Mr. Newsome is a school teacher.
October 14, 1921
Mrs. A. V. CONNER
Mrs. A. V. CONNER passed to the better land October 8, 1921 and was laid to rest the following day beside her husband and son in the Spanish Fort cemetery. She had been a sufferer for two years but ever cheerful and thoughtful of friends and loved ones. In early life she joined the Presbyterian church but after moving here in 1879, she became a member of the Baptist church. AMANDA VIRGINIA LOVE was born near Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee October 7, 1837, daughter of JOHN DRAPER and SUSAN LOVE. She married JAMES H. CONNER in 1858 and to this union was born nine children: Mrs. SUSAN L. JOHNSON of Dallas, Mrs. ANNA B. RAWLS of Groesbeck, L. W. CONNER of Spanish Fort, Miss SALLIE MAY CONNER of Spanish Fort; Mrs. ANNETTE PRIBBLE of Nocona, J. D. CONNER, JOE B. CONNER and JAMES ANNETTE, preceded her to the Great Beyond.
October 21, 1921
Mrs. R. R. DAVIS
Mrs. R. R. DAVIS died at her home in New Wilson, Carter County, Oklahoma Tuesday October 18, 1921 and was buried at Ardmore, Oklahoma Wednesday, funeral services conducted by Rev. COE, Baptist minister at New Wilson. MAYNIE TOLBERT was born in West Tennessee July 28, 1848 and was 73 years old. She married R. R. DAVIS about the end of the Civil War and to them were born ten children, eight boys and two girls. All ten children are living and were at their mother’s funeral. JOHN R. DAVIS of near Morris Chapel is a son. She joined the Baptist Church when only 14 years old and was a faithful member until death called her. Wit her husband and family, she moved to this country in January 1891, more than 30 years ago, and lived near Nocona until a few years, moved to Oklahoma where Mr. Davis died in 1916. He was buried at Ardmore and she was laid to rest beside him.
Miss FLORENCE BRUBAKER
Miss FLORENCE BRUBAKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. BRUBAKER, died Monday from diphtheria after a few days illness. She was a member of the graduating class of Nocona High School and had attended school Friday. She was about 18 years old. The funeral and burial were at the Molsbee cemetery Tuesday.
October 28, 1921
Mrs. A. A. STRIPLING returned from Wichita Falls where she was under the care of a specialist. While she has been sick, Mrs. HUGH CARSON has been substitute teacher in her stead.
GEORGE JACKSON, a substantial and successful farmer on Route 1, came to the News office and complained about hunters with their dogs, without permission, proceed to make a happy hunting ground of his farm. … give a chance for some of the poor birds to escape with their lives for another year.
November 4, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. BRADSHAW and youngest son MARION of Springtown, Parker County, and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. BROTHERS of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma are visiting Rev. J. P. HUMPHREYS and his brother, AMOS W. HUMPHREYS. Both of these families are brothers-in-law of the Humphreys brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. HARALSON received the announcement of the marriage of their son, NOEL T. HARALSON. “Mr. and Mrs. C. EDWARD COSTELLO announce the marriage of their daughter, KATHARINE MORROW and NOEL T. HARALSON Wednesday, the nineteenth of October, 1921 at Baltimore, Maryland.”
THOMAS LEMON and Miss MARGUERITE WILLIAMS slipped quietly away Saturday afternoon, October 29, and went to Montague where they were married, leaving immediately for Ardmore, Oklahoma where he is in business and they will make their home. Both of these young people are well known and popular in our city. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. WILLIAMS, was raised to womanhood in our midst. Mr. Lemon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. LEMON of our city, proven himself to be a young man of marked ability and sterling qualities.
W. G. ETTER
W. G. ETTER, an old settler, died at his home in the Fox neighborhood some time last Friday night, being found dead Saturday morning. He was 78 years old. The burial was at the Starkey cemetery Sunday.
The marriage of Miss RUTH ANN CONE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CONE of Nocona, to BILL A. BILLINGS of Madill, Oklahoma too place in the study of the East Christian Church of Dallas, Rev. J. W. SLATER officiated with the ring ceremony. They will make their home at Madill.
November 11, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. FOWLER and family and Mrs. J. W. GREEN dined with Mrs. NORA ELROD Sunday and attended the Sunday school at Barrel Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. DOCK ROWLAND were dinner guests of the ROB BROWN family.
Misses HATTIE and IDA CABLE, ROSE and MARY JO GREEN and AUDREY BROWN dined with Mrs. CLARK.
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. BENTON and family, SUSIE PRIDDY and MARVIN QUINN went pecan hunting.
Little ELVA B. DAVIS visited her sister Mrs. WYATT ATKINS.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. WHITECOTTON and her mother Mrs. BLACKBURN and MACK AUST attended church at Lone Star.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. GREEN are the parents of a fine boy born Sunday.
AUDREY BROWN is now back at school.
Mr. and Mrs. WYATT ATKINS visited her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. STRICKLAND will visit her mother at Gainesville.
Misses WILLIE GREEN and OLETA BROWN, SHELTON BROWN and HAROLD GREEN visited Mrs. CLARK.
SEVIER CLARK is sick.
H. D. CABLE was at Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. BEN BURKE visited Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BROWN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BROWN and family and MARY CLARK visited Mrs. CAMP.
Little ROY JENNINGS fell into the fire and had severe burns on his arms and hands.
Rev. J. R. BULLARD has been elected pastor of the Starkey Baptist Church.
Miss BESSIE EVERETT of near St. Jo was a guest in the BILL LANGFORD home.
Our school is getting along splendidly with Prof. REDMOND of St. Jo as principal.
Mrs. OLA LANGFORD of Walters, Oklahoma visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CORNWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. CLINTON SELBY are now at Gainesville where he is a delivery man for the Grammar Brothers Grocery Co.
Mr. and Mrs. NOEL FINCHER of Chillicothe and JIM ETTER of Davidson, Oklahoma came to attend the funeral of their father, W. G. ETTER.
ELMER and HOYT HUTSON and Misses STELLA and MIT LANGFORD went to Prairie Hill near St. Jo. Elmer expects to begin his school there Monday.
Mr. SELBY of this place sold his property to JACK AYERS and will move to New Mexico. Mr. Selby and family have lived here for a number of years and will be missed, especially in the churches and Sunday school.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. ETTER were in Nocona.
EDD LANGFORD and IVY BLODGETT were on the River to fish and gather pecans.
Miss ETHEL FINCHER is at Dallas to take a business college.
WARNER PRICE came in from working at Chillicothe.
POLK WISDOM of McCollum, one of the Montague County pioneers, passed through this neighborhood last week, moving his household goods and a number of dairy cows, a flock of hens, and a number of hogs to a small farm near Bowie. Mr. Wisdom says that the cares of his large farm were getting too heavy for his advanced age and failing health.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN AYERS of Wichita Falls visited here.
Mrs. ORA MANDELL of San Antonio returned home after visiting relatives here.
CARLTON SELBY moved his family to Dalhart, Texas where he is employed on a ranch.
MARTY PRATHER began her school at Prairie Hill.
TACK RUSSELL was at Nocona.
Passing of a Pioneer
JOHN L. DAVIS
He was born January 1, 1833 in Paris, Kentucky, spent his boyhood in St. Louis, later coming to Texas in 1853, settled at Paris, married Miss JANE BOURLAND May 22, 1856 moving to Gainesville the same year. Came to Montague County in 1881 and to Nocona in 1891 where he had resided ever since. Mr. Davis was postmaster and held some city official positions in the early days of Nocona. He was an ex-Ranger and Frontier Guard, before and during the Civil War, being one of the party that captured Cynthia Ann Parker…. Member of the Methodist Church for a number of years, passed away November 4, 1921, leaving four children and a number of several grandchildren, his wife having died several years earlier. Only one child was present, Mrs. SCOTTIE BUSH, who, with untiring devotion, cared for him in his declining years. One daughter in California, one son in St. Louis and one in Little Rock, making it impossible for them to be present.
Funeral service was held Sunday morning at the Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. R. MCCARTER. The solo “Home, Sweet Home” was a favorite of Uncle JOHN’S, sang by Rev. WEBB of Burkburnett… remains interred in the Nocona cemetery by the I.O.O.F. Lodge…
W. G. ETTER
W. G. ETTER was born In Missouri in 1842. He united with the Baptist Church in 1876. He moved to Texas in the seventies and lived for a few years in Denton and Clay Counties but finally settled six miles north of Montague where he has lived on the same place for 39 years. He was found dead in bed by his family on October 28, 1921. The remains were interred at the Starkey cemetery Oct. 30. Rev. FRANKS, an old acquaintance of nearly forty years, conducted the funeral service. Grandpa Etter and his worthy helpmate have reared a fine family of ten children. JIM ETTER of Davidson, Oklahoma, GABE and FRED ETTER and Mrs. GRISSOM GODLEY of Guymon, Oklahoma, Mrs. TOM GODLEY of Liberal, Kansas, Mrs. NOEL FINCHER of Chillicothe, Mrs. JEFF BELL and Mrs. MAXIE MORRIS of Texico, New Mexico, Mrs. IDA PINSON and J. S. ETTER of this place. They and Mrs. Etter survive him. He also helped to rear and educate two grandchildren, FRANK ETTER of Nocona and Mrs. ROY COOK of Chillicothe. With his death the last echo of the War between the States dies away from our neighborhood, as he was our last surviving Civil War veteran. Joining the Union Army he served as a private during the War and received an honorable discharge at its close. Although he remained a staunch Republican and a northern sympathizer throughout his lifetime, he was one of our very best citizens…
G. G. EMORY and family have moved back to Nocona from Duncan, Oklahoma and are now at the residence recently vacated by the GROVER LASSETER family.
Mrs. H. C. MASTERSON of Ringgold was a guest at the R. M. MCNEW home, and with Mrs. B. D. CAMP, visited Mrs. J. F. CLARK and Mrs. JOE BRYANT of Montague.
Mrs. D. B. DUNN, formerly of near Belcherville, is now located at Bridge Town near Burkburnett and ordered the News sent there.
C. C. PATTERSON, who is sexton of the Nocona Cemetery, informs us that he has a lot of poppy seed and will furnish them to any one who wants to plant them on their lots in the cemetery.
Card of thanks from the family of JOHN L. DAVIS; Mrs. G. M. BUSH, JOHN A BUSH, and Mrs. P. J. CHURCHILL.
JOHN BUSH of Oklahoma City attended the funeral of his grandfather, JOHN L. DAVIS.
November 18, 1921
Judge SCOTT Dead
County judge A. L. SCOTT of Montague was taken seriously ill with blood poisoning and taken to Fort Worth for an operation and died there Wednesday. The body was brought to St. Jo for burial. Elder F. S. VANCE of Nocona was called to conduct the service. With his death, Montague County loses the second county judge by death this year.
December 2, 1921
WILLIAM CLARK, known as Uncle Billy, died last Friday night and was buried at the Nocona cemetery Saturday afternoon. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born in Ireland and was proud of it, April 27, 1840, and died in Nocona November 25, 1921, was 81 years old. He came to Nocona about the time the Katy RR was build and was here when the Nocona townsite was laid out. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago. J. G. CLARK, a son, died a short time ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. W. WILLIAMS of Nocona, and a son, Dr. SIMON J. CLARK of Austin, Texas and several grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Father DREILING of the Catholic Church at Henrietta.
Mrs. DILL PARRACK
Death came to Mrs. DILL PARRACK Thanksgiving Day at the home of her father-in-law at Randlett, Oklahoma. He had just come for her and the children, and as she had been in bad health for some time, had made arrangements for her to receive medical treatment at Randlett. After the trip she was very weak and went to take her medicine, it is thought she got carbolic acid by mistake. She was 34 years old last March and leaves five small children and her husband to mourn her. She was a faithful member of the Holiness church… she was laid to rest at Randlett.
December 9, 1921
RICHARD BOWDRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BOWDRY, died suddenly Thursday morning after an illness of only a few minutes. Dr. CRAIN, who attended him, pronounced cause of death as apoplexy. Richard went to Thursday, apparently in good health, came ill, asked to be excused and went to the drug store, complaining of a terrible headache and being sick at the stomach. He laid down on a lounge and was unconscious immediately. Dr. Crain reached his side, but he was dying when the doctor got there. Richard was a member of the graduating class of Nocona High School…. His father, mother, older brother, and younger sister, besides other relatives, mourn his untimely passing. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Friday morning with interment at Nocona cemetery.
December 23, 1921
W. W. GIPSON
W. W. GIPSON was born in Grayson County, Texas November 5, 1883 and with his parents, moved to Montague County while in his youth and lived here until his death…. At age of 21, he married Miss GERTRUDE GANN; as a husband and father, he was one of the best… At age of 31 he publicly confessed his faith in Christ, and while he never took membership with any church, yet he always expressed an unwavering belief in Christ. While he left a wife and six children, mother, father and brothers and sistrs and many friends to mound his loss…
An Unusual Romance
On Thursday morning of last week at the home of J. R. MELTON, G. R. MELTON, aged about 65, and Mr. ELIZABETH BEARID / BAIRD, aged about 61, were united in marriage, Rev. J. R. ATCHLEY officiating. Nothing so strange about that, die you say, will listen. Back in old Missouri, 45 years ago on the 28th day of this month, the same couple, then youth and young maiden, took the vows that made them one. During the 15 years they lived together, seven children came to bless their home,… then they separated to meet no more than 30 years. During that time each married another and again was left alone. On Monday evening of last week, Mr. Melton arrived here from Missouri and spent the night with his son here, went to Nocona to meet the bride of his youth. A wedding was arranged at the home of their son.
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