The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas
June 9, 1922
District Court News
Grand Jury: J. D. BELLAH as foreman; J. W. ROBERTSON, B. L. GULLEDGE, J. A. WALDROP, E. D. RAINES, W. C. MASTEN, J. A. RUSSELL, O. G. CHOICE, J. M. FLEMING, M. C. ROBERTS, J. B. SPVIEY, O. M. ALLISON
Petit Jurors: J. R. ALLGOOD, J. P. SHIRLEY, C. W. HAGGERTON, F. W. JAMES, S. L. ALDREDGE, J. F. LOVELADY, J.A. HICKS, W. D. NABOURS, C. R. HESTER, W. B. PATTERSON, ARCH DURHAM, F. F. MCOLLUM. E.E. CLARK, LEE LOVELADY, I. E. WHATLEY, E L. WEATHERFORD, M. F. WATSON, DEE OLDHAM, R. S. WHITECOTTON, W. T. SHOCKLEY, A. J. FENOGLIO, J. I. RAGLIN, P. F. SPEARS, J. W. DAVIS.
Civil cases dismissed
H. A. BALL vs G. W. PHILLIPS
C. L. MARTIN vs J. H. BURNETT
ELIZABETH TATE vs J. J. TATE
W. R. LUNN vs W. M. RICHARDS
B. R. SANDERS vs railroad
Bowie bank vs D. C. OVERFELT
B. M. FOWLER vs fire insurance
E. F. ROBERSON vs ANNIE THOMPSON
Mrs. MOORE vs J. E. SCOTT
W. A. HENSON vs Katy RR
CARL WORSHAM vs Rock Island Rr
W. E. GIVENS vs WILLIS GIVENS
WALKER D. HINES vs C. R. MORGAN
C. C. WILLINGHAM vs STELLA QELCH / WELCH(?)
OBIE RANDELL vs V. J. HOLDER
S. M. BERRY vs P. P. STACY
P. ARMSTRONG vs AVERY (cut off)
TEAGUE vs WALKER D. HINES
HAGGERTY vs WALKER D. HINES
TEE PLEDGER vs J. E. PLEDGER
Mrs. PEARL LEE vs W. N. LEE
Mrs. M. E. OWEN vs LILLY KANISTER
H. F. SCHOOLFIELD vs Texas motor co.
Mrs. M. M. BERGE / BIRGE vs Katy rr
L. B. WINDER vs W. D. WATKINS
S. Y. ROBERTSON vs JOHN BARTON PAYNE
C. W. D. OLIVER vs LEONA OLIVER
DICK CLARK vs JOHN PAYNE
J. B. JOHNS vs J. D. DAY
E. A. SHAW vs L. A. CASTILLI
W. R. YEAGER vs C. E. SCHAFF
R. R. WALKER vs Nocona Peoples bank
Mrs. NELLIE ADDISON vs life insurance
Peoples bank vs J. L. REYNOLDS
A.R. THOMAS vs C. A. SUMNER
HARRISON SMITH lumber co. vs J. V. GILLILAND
Peoples bank vs FRANK FOWELL
Farmers merchants bank vs D. E. HERRING
Peoples bank vs C. C. COCHRAN
June 16, 1922
Listed as a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin is ROBERT CRAIN of Nocona, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. CRAIN.
Shady Grove Items
Mrs. DAN HOLT is better.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVE HOLT and Mrs. MCCRACKEN and Mrs. TOM CRIBBS of Lazare, Texas visited Mrs. J. W. USELTON.
Miss EFFIE MCCRACKEN, Mrs. BILL BROWN, and Misses EMILY and HOLLY BROWN visited Mrs. DAN HOLT.
Miss LELA USELTON and Miss RUBY HODGES visited Miss VEUNAH HOLT
HUGH COMBS visited friends at the Grayson community.
Mrs. PLEAS MARTIN of near Saint Jo visited Mr. and Mrs. J. O. COBB. OREN COBB is spending the week with the Martin family.
District Court News
Petit jurors: T. H. FIELD, JOE BITER, B. C. SANDERS, J. E. SYER, G. C. BALL, FRANK FOSTER, R. G. ATKINS, J. F. ALLISON, J. A. GARRISON, R. L. NICHOLS, ODE CARMICHAEL, H. P. VAUGHAN, WILL WILLIAMSON, R. A. WALKER, R. L. ROBERTS, ED HART, W. T. MINOR, J. T. DANIELS, C. J. MEEK, JOHN DONNELL, C. B. DAVIS, TOM BRYANT, J. D. JAMESON, E. W. PERRYMAN, E. D. DUNBAR.
B. H. MARTIN vs AUDREY MARTIN, divorce granted
Mrs. KATE BOEDEKER vs THEDRO BRIGANCE
THOM JOHNSON vs MARGARET JOHNSON, divorce granted
MARTIE WOOD vs WILEY WOOD, divorce on conditions
Ex parte vs WILBURN SALMON, removal of minor disability
W. C. ALLEN vs Mrs. MAMIE LOYD
Ex parte vs H. A. THOMAS, removal of minor disability
EVANS Bros. vs RR
Mrs. NELLIE ADDISON vs life insurance
H. H. CLAY vs pipeline
N. H. HALL vs city of Bowie
June 23, 1922
Mrs. EDNA JANIE COMBS
Mrs. EDNA JANIE COMBS, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. R. MARTIN of Nocona, wife of VIRGLE COMBS, was born March 26, 1895 and died May 20, 1922, age 27 years. She married VIRGLE COMBS August 25, 1912 and to this union were born two children, a son six years old and a daughter six months old. She united with the Missionary Baptist Church at Bonita at age of 13 years. …She underwent an operation about a month ago in the Florence hospital at Cordell, her father stayed with her until indications were that she would soon be well, so he returned home to Nocona. She leaves a husband, two children, parents, two brothers and one sister, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Lone Star cemetery at Rocky, Oklahoma by Rev. E. D. GREGORY, pastor of the Baptist Church. From the Cordell, Oklahoma Beacon.
County Court Docket
State vs: W. H. CASH, T. K. TAFT, J. S. SIMMSN, G. C. ALLEN, FRANK ROSS, JACK HOFFMAN, CLIFF DOWD, JACK WEATHERFORD, ED ROGERS, SLICK PERRYMAN, CANDY HOFFMAN, MAT PEARSON, ERGLE DUVALL.
June 30, 1922
Pullman Conductor Dies Here
L. L. MCDILL of Dallas, conductor in charge of the Pullman cars on the fast night train from Dallas to Wichita Falls, was found in a dying condition just about the time of the arrival here. Dr. S. T. HUMPHREYS was called but Mr. McDill was dead before the doctor reached the depot. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death. The body was turned over to the Cone Undertaking for shipment to Dallas.
HENRY MCGREW of Nocona and Miss VADA RUPE of Grady, New Mexico were married there June 23. They arrived to make their home in Nocona.
CHIEF CLISBEE of Bowie will be the Nocona-Bowie mail messenger. LEE SANDERS had carried the mails on this route for several years past, has not announced his future intentions.
Mrs. S. A. MCCARLEY
Mrs. S. A. MCCARLEY died at the family home Thursday morning, June 20, 1922, after a long illness. The funeral services were held at the Nocona Baptist Church Friday morning by Rev. M. A. TREADWELL. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery. MARTHA ELLEN MCCARLEY was born Dec. 29, 1856 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, and was 65 years old. She is survived by her husband, children and other relatives.
Mrs. W. F. WILSON and little daughter, RUBY CHESTNUT, and Mrs. J. Q. PAINE left for White Deer, Texas to attend the golden wedding anniversary of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. HODGES.
Faculty of the Nocona school for the 1922-23 term:
A.V. PETERSON for supt. and math.; T. C. CAULEY of Comanche for history; miss WYNETH WRIGHT of Bellevue for English; Miss LULA MCKINNEY of Cameron for science; Miss CLAUDIA EVERLY of White Deer for Languages.
For the intermediate: Mrs. LELLA BILLINGSLEY for math; Miss TEXANA HODGES for geography, Miss UNA MAPLES for history, Miss MINNIE LEE BARHAM of Nacogdoches for English, Miss MILDRED ALFORD of Gainesville for spelling.
For the primary: Miss HATTIE WEATHERALL of Vernon for fourth grade, Miss GRACE CARMICHAEL for third, Miss VERA MARTIN for second, Mrs. G. W. HUMPHREYS for first, Miss WINNIE MINNIS of Whitesboro for first.
Miss GRACE WADE of Lyerly, Georgia for music.
A.W. WILSON vs J. M. ELLIOTT
CARL GOODSPEED vs BESSIE GOODSPEED, divorce granted
Ex parte for removal of minor disabilities: CYRIL MARTIN, GEORGE BONSA
States vs: CHRIS KECK, ELMER DEWEBER, JOHN RATLIFF, MELVIN DENHAM, FRANK ROSS, N. H. CULP, CHARLIE VANDERBERG, BEN QUINN, LEO SPROULS, JACK BENNETT, N. M. RANDELL, J. D. DUNCAN, FIDEL DE DANA, W. J. BRIDGES, MARION RUSSESS
Mrs. J. E. STILES and brother ROLAND HOPKINS of Colorado Springs, Colorado, who visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. HOPKINS and other Nocona relatives, returned home. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HARRIS of Ardmore, Oklahoma motored over last week to visit them and their father, C. P. HOPKINS, who has been ill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. QUILLIN left for a trip to California. They expect to visit Mr. and Mrs. HARRY WRIGHT at Flagstaff, Arizona.
Mrs. J. A. MCGREW and children returned from visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. WALLS at Grady, New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BENON and Mr. and Mrs. W. N. MCGREW, all of Grady, accompanied them home to visit Nocona relatives.
CLARK A. HOOD of the W. S. THURSTON Hardware Co. fells very proud of his Super Six Hudson and the Wonder Essex car agency for Montague County.
Wichita Shrine Circus
Out of the applicants who want to be married in the Shrine Circus at Wichita Falls, BURT SMITH and Miss JENNIE RICHIE / RITCHIE were selected. BURT SMITH, age 23, lives at 2127 Princeton Ave. and miss JENNIE RICHIE, age 20, lives on Seymour St. Mr. Smith is employed as an electrical engineer for the Wichita Falls Electric Co. for three years. He has been the support of his mother and her five children for several years. Miss Richie is employed by the telephone company. The Shrine Circus is furnishing the ring, license, preacher, and flowers.
July 7, 1922
MARTHA ELLEN MCCARLEY
Mrs. MARTHA ELLEN MCCARLEY was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana December 29, 1856 and died in Nocona June 29, 1922. She married S. A. MCCARLEY, who survives here, in 1873 and they came to Texas, landing at Tyler where they lived many years. She joined the Baptist Church in 1873 and was a faithful member for 49 years. She was the mother of nine children: Mrs. J. M. YATES, who died at Sweetwater, Texas in 1904; Mrs. J. M. ROBERTS of Charley, Texas; Mrs. W. T. ROLLS of Decatur; Mrs. EARL BROOCKE, Mrs. LEE MILLER, E. E. MCCALREY, AUBRA MCCARLEY, and B. J. MCCARLEY of Nocona. She has two living sisters, Mrs. L. E. ROBERSON of Lamar, Oklahoma and Mrs. H. C. SPLAWN of Oakland, Oklahoma, all were at her bedside when death came. She has 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family moved to Nocona in 1895 where she was well known.
DEWEY A. HUTSON and Miss BERTHA MAY CHAMBLEE were happily united in marriage at the home of Bn. ROBERTSON Sunday, June 25, 1922, in the presence of a few friends, Rev. SMELLEY officiating. He is one of our most prominent young men.
Red Bud Itesm
Bro. CARLETON of Bonita preached here.
CLYDE BEASLEY is better.
Miss BERTHA LANIER visited ANNA MAY BUCK.
OSCAR OXFORD and Miss ALLIE WEEDEN of Sandy Mound visited here.
Mrs. EMMA DUNCAN of Spanish Fort visited her mother Mrs. E. C. HARPER.
Mrs. ALICE GILBERT of Altus, Oklahoma visited Mrs. EFFIE CROSTHWAITE.
CHARLES W. “JAKE” HILL of Belcherville and Miss ALICE BELL of Stillwater, Oklahoma were united in marriage June 8, 1922 at the home of the bride, 918 South Main St. Mr. Hill is a federal student at A. & M. College and will complete his course in August 1923.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. STOUDER and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. SHACKELFORD and family visited Bowie for the Fourth.
W. L. ROBINSON, manager of the Farmers Union Grocery Store, was called to Guymon, Oklahoma to visit his father who is very ill at the home of Mrs. LEE HILL, a daughter.
District Court News
Cases dismissed: FLOYD DAVIS, JIM CORADO, MONROE WOODRUFF, DAN FENOGLIO, S. M. GAYER
Sentenced to the pen.: FRANK ROSS, CHARLES and OLOFF ANDERSON for stealing horses
Suspended sentence: MARION RUSSELL
Divorce granted to:
OPAL NIX VS C. O. NIX
CARL GOODSPEED VS BESSIE GOODSPEED
MAGGIE WILSON VS B. B. WILSON
GLADYS HARBISON VS GRANT HARBISON
MATTIE FENOGLIO VS JIM FENOGLIO
Mrs. E. J. DIMOCK vs JACK DIMOCK
July 14, 1922
JAMES M. ROBINSON
JAMES M. ROBINSON died last Friday at the home of his daughter Mrs. L. S. HILL of Guymon, Oklahoma, and was brought back to Bellevue, Clay County and buried in the Bellevue cemetery Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. ROSELLE, pastor of the Bellevue Baptist Church.
Mr. ROBINSON was born near Terre Haute, Indiana November 23, 1946, died at Guymon, Oklahoma July 7, 1922 and was 75 years old. His parents moved to Texas when he was three years old and settled in Fannin County where he was reared to manhood and married Miss SARAH JONES when he was about 21. Four children were born to them: R. W. ROBINSON of Oildale, California; J. A ROBINSON of Pawnee, Oklahoma; W. L. ROBINSON, manager of the Farmers Union Grocery Store in Nocona, and a daughter CORA who died at age of two. His first wife died about 42 years ago. Mr. Robinson moved to Clay County in 1879 and made his home in Clay and Montague Counties since then. The second marriage was to Miss JENNIE JORDAN and three children of their union survive: Mrs. L. S. HILL of Guymon, Oklahoma; F. T. ROBINSON of Texline, Texas, and Miss STELLA ROBINSON of Amarillo, texas. Mr. Robinson joined the Missionary Baptist Church when he was about 30 years old.
Mrs. U. W. REED and daughter of Davidson, Oklahoma visited her mother Mrs. S. M. DAVIS and other relatives. They were accompanied home by Miss MARY HILL, who visit the family of her uncle, OSCAR MCELROY.
Mrs. A. R. HAMILTON returned home to Hamilton, Oregon after visiting her mother, Mrs. E. J. ALLEN, and sister Mrs. H. J. AUSTIN and other Nocona relatives
Miss GERTIE SMITH returned from five weeks in west Texas. She visited her brothers WALTER and GEORGE SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. IRA BENTON, Mr. and Mrs. EMORY NUNLEY, and BARNEY HODGES. She is now back at work as bookkeeper for the J. H. CONE Hardware Co.
Mrs. JOHN W. JONES left to visit relatives in Amarillo and Happy, Texas; she was accompanied to Memphis by Mrs. J. L. GRIMSLEY who visit at Memphis.
Miss OLLIE LEMON and CURTIS LEMON are at Ardmore, Oklahoma to visit Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS LEMON then go to Healdton to visit Mrs. JACK STEADMAN.
Miss VERA MARTIN returned from attending the teacher normal at Ada, Oklahoma.
Mrs. COLE of Wynnewood, Oklahoma is a guest of her sister Mrs. R. R. NEWMAN.
July 21, 1922
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. PRICE, north of Bonita, had as guests: Mr. and Mrs. J. R. WELLS and daughter EDITH of Campbell, Mrs. FLORA GLASS and children of Dixie, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. LUNN and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. PRICE and son of Nocona; Mr. and Mrs. JOE PRICE and children; Mr. and Mrs. CAMPBELL PRICE and son, Mr. and Mrs. STUMP of the Nocona News and children, JOSEPHINE, JOY and little HELEN LOUISE, and W. H. GATY of Mamou, Louisiana. A fine dinner was served to about 40 guests. Only two the Price children were absent, MARTIN PRICE who lives in the Rio Grande Valley near Mercedes, and a daughter Mrs. BROOKS in California. On June 30th, neighbors, relatives and friends surprised Mr. Price with a dinner for his 71st birthday.
Mrs. MARY FRANK HAGLER
Mrs. FRANKIE HAGLER died at the home of her son GENE KELLER in Wichita Falls Tuesday afternoon. The body was brought to Nocona and the funeral service was held at the family home Wednesday afternoon and burial in the Nocona cemetery. Services conducted by Rev. R. N. WEEKS of Bowie, former pastor of the Methodist Church at Nocona. Mrs. Hagler was born May 16, 1869 near Mount Enterprise, Texas and died July 18, 1922, 53 years old. She is survived by three sons, GENE KELLER of Wichita Falls, W. M. and WALLIE HAGLER of Nocona; Four brothers, ABE and ARCH MARCH of Lawton, Oklahoma, judge GEORGE S. MARCH of Madill, Oklahoma, and J. B. MARCH of Nocona, one sister Mrs. LIZZIE MCNEW of Oklahoma City.
PAUL RAYMOND KING
PAUL RAYMOND, son of Mr. and Mrs. LEE KING, died Wednesday of injuries received by falling from JOHN PACE’s OIL TRUCK just before noon Sunday. Mr. Pace was going to the wells north of town with a load of fuel and the boy was riding on the running board supports, until the corner near the Hobe ranch when he fell off and the rear wheel passed over him… Raymond was born Dec. 11, 1909 near Nocona and died July 19, 1922. Funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Thursday morning and burial afterwards, conducted by Rev. M. A.TREADWELL, pastor of the Nocona Baptist Church. Mr. KING, employed in the Mexia oil fields, was called and started for home when his car reached Dallas and had a serious accident. His car collided with a car driven by a young nurse, who died. Mr. King continued to come on home by train.
A party of girls, accompanied by Mrs. D. G. GARDNER and Miss SALLIE MCINTIRE, drove to Mrs. McIntire’s farm for a swimming party. They were: POLLY WILKES, MYRL JUSTIN, OLIVIA SUE GARDNER, FRANCES BOWDRY, EULA PEARSON, BILL MARCH, IMOGENE MCINTIRE, DORIS CLARK, FLAKE BILLINGSLEY, ALFIED FLADOS, MARGARET MCINTIRE.
July 28, 1922
Pioneer Nocona Woman Dies Here
Mrs. VIRGIA LAFORCE, 53, of Nocona, died Tuesday in a local hospital…Mrs. LaForce was a pioneer resident of Nocona, having moved here from Tennessee while a girl. She was active in social and church work, a member of the Methodist Church for years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. Z. CONE of Nocona; a son ARCHER LAFORCE of Olathe, Kansas; a sister Mrs. M. M. KERN of Wellington; a brother G. W. MOORE of Fort Worth, all of whom were with her when the end came. Surviving also are a sister Mrs. W. G. ROBERTSON of El Paso and a brother ARTHUR MOORE who were unable to reach here. The remains were sent to Nocona for interment by Robertson-Mueller. From the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Mrs. LaForce was born Dec. 27, 1868 and died July 25, 1922. The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cone, and interment was at the Nocona cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. ALVERSON visited at Gainesville.
ASA BECK, formerly of Nocona, now of Oklahoma City, visited his brother C. W. BECK and family.
Mrs. J. A. LEETH and daughter ELIZABETH of San Antonio are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. MITCHELL at Belcherville.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. GOLDSMITH and daughter of Electra visited here.
Mrs. R. LOE of Oklahoma City visited her mother, Mrs. OLIVE CUMMINS and others.
Mr. and Mrs. D. U. HOLT of Shady Grove and Mrs. B. O. MITCHELL of near Spanish Fort visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. HOLT.
Mr. and Mrs. CAL BAREFOOT and family of Hollis, Oklahoma visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. HOMER GREESON and daughter of Decatur are now at the WALTER PAINE residence. Mr. Greeson is with the W. O. REYNOLDS’ meat market.
W. R. and FRED MCCRACKEN are visiting at Munday, Knox County.
G. W. LEE of Forney visited his brother J. W. LEE at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. MCINTIRE.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. PRICE visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. KIDD at Marysville.
D. M. PAINTER of Spanish Fort was on his way to Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. PARR, known as Uncle Berry and Aunt Alice, passed through en route to Denton. They are still at Mallard.
Mrs. S. C. ZUBER and daughter Miss LILLIAN returned to Cuthbert, Georgia after visiting Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BERRY. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BERRY at Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. BROOKS of Graham have rooms at the MCNEW apartment house. Mr. Brooks is a driller with the Fowler-Cline drilling a well on the Fower ranch five miles southwest of tow. Mr. and Mrs. C. WATSON and daughter also of Graham are at the Nocona Hotel; he is a driller with Fowler-Cline co.
Mrs. O. M. ALLISON and children attended a family reunion of her brothers and sisters at the home of their parents, Rev. and Mrs. L. W. CAMPBELL at Palestine, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrated their gold wedding anniversary. The seven sons and their families and three daughters and their families were there to attend a special service at the Grace Methodist Church at Palestine.
August 11, 1922
Mrs. M. M. SHERWOOD
Mrs. M. M. SHERWOOD died last Friday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. B. LAWRENCE and the remains were taken to Olney for burial. She was about 80 years old and is survived by the following children, all of whom were with her at the last: Mrs. J. B. LAWRENCE of Nocona, Mrs. JIM HOOD of Lubbock, and SAM SHERWOOD of Cleburne. The following grandchildren were here: Mrs. MATTIE EPPS of Jacksboro, Mrs. WILIE SPAGLER of Newcastle, Mrs. UNA ARMSTRONG of Amarillo and HUGH JONES of Newcastle.
J. W. LEE
J. W. LEE, 71 years old, show was formerly in the grocery business here, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. A. MCINTIRE, at Nocona Tuesday. The remains were brought here Wednesday and the funeral services were held at the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS conducting the service with S. D. GIBSON undertaker. Besides his daughter at Nocona, he leaves two sons, I. C. LEE of Gainesville and E. CL LEE of Perryton; a brother G. W. LEE of Forney, who with Mr. and Mrs. D. P. MOORE of Forney attended the funeral. From the Gainesville Signal.
August 18, 1921
JESSIE FRANK SHROPSHIRE
JESSIE FRANK SHROPSHIRE, 17 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. SHROPSHIRE, was the victim of an automobile accident Thursday night, Aug. 10. A party was going to Red River and she was riding in something of a racing car, and in passing other cars, both the driver, HAROLD CROXTON, and the victim were thrown out. Her brothers, HAROLD SHROPSHIRE of Dayton, Ohio, and CHANDLER SHROPSHIRE of Memphis, Tennessee, arrived in Nocona Saturday night. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. M. A. TREADWELL, pastor of the Nocona Baptist Church, and interment at the Nocona cemetery.
Uncle JOHN BUCKLEY is reported very sick, from a stroke of paralysis of the left side, arm and leg, being unable to speak or feed himself.
Nocona’s first bale of cotton was brought in Monday afternoon by PINK BITER of Route 1. It weighed 437 pounds, sold to J. H. CONE for 21 cents per pound, with a premium of $44.50.
LUTHER SKINNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. SKINNER of Nocona, and miss COUTA HILL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. HILL of the Barrel Springs community, were quietly married Wednesday at the Methodist parsonage at Bowie, Rev. T. N. WEEKS officiated.
Mrs. MIKE DONLEY
Mrs. LOY of Route 5, Nocona was called to Hastings, Oklahoma Sunday to see her sister-in-law Mrs. MIKE DONLEY, seriously sick. She died Sunday night and was buried Monday. She was born August 14, 1862 and would have been 60 years old. She is survived by her husband, MIKE DONLEY, whom she married Dec. 4, 1918; a son HENRY SHORT of Wellington, Texas; a daughter Mrs. M. F. WALKER of Dallas. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
W. N. BRICKEY and Miss ELVA SHACKELFORD quietly slipped away from Dalhart, going to Stratford to get married. She has been the official stenographer for the court in the 69th Judicial District for several years. He is a certified pharmacist for the Wanser Drug Co. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. SHACKELFORD of Nocona.
August 25, 1922
Mrs. SUSAN E. MENASCO
After a long illness, Mrs. SUSAN E. MENASCO died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. P. PRIBBLE, and was buried Tuesday. The funeral service was held at the Methodist Church in Nocona by Rev. J. P. HUMPHREYS of Nocona and Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of Gainesville. Interment was at the Nocona cemetery. She was born October 14, 1855 at Louisville, Kentucky and died at Nocona August 21, 1922, was 66 years old. She is survived by eleven children, one brother W. T. SKINNER of Nocona, two sisters Mrs. W. P. MCBRIDE of Burkburnett and Mrs. M. E. ELATH of Nocona.
J. W. BUCKLEY
Uncle JOHN BUCKLEY died Saturday and the funeral and burial were held Sunday morning. Rev. M. A. TREADWELL of the Nocona Baptist Church officiated. Burial was at the Nocona cemetery. Mr. Buckley was about 72 years old and lived in Nocona about 30 years. He is survived by his wife, a brother and other relatives.
ILA ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
ILA ELIZABETH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TIP CAMPBELL of near Ringgold, died Wednesday, August 2. While visiting her grandparents, she ate some peaches which locked her bowels. She was to have an operation at Fort Worth but died that evening. The body was taken to Ringgold Thursday. Services were held at the Methodist Church by Bro. HAWKINS of Ringgold and burial in the Ringgold cemetery. She was born August 1, 1911. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. CADMUS MCCALL have as their guests: her mother Mrs. JAMES MCGILLICUDDY of Dallas; her sister Miss MIDA MCGILICUDDY of Dallas, Mrs. LILLIAN RINES and little daughter of Durant, Oklahoma; Mrs. EVERETT BARNES and son of Pottsboro. They had just arrived from Whitesboro where they attended a family reunion of the brothers and sister of Mrs. JAMES MCGILLICUDDY, held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. HONRE of Collinsville, where the “Horne Memorial Association” was founded in memory of their parents, the late JOSEPH and ELIZABETH GRAHAM HORNE. There were 45 members of the family in attendance, including seven children of the union, all living.
The Horne family is one of the oldest in America, since 1639, have fought in every war in this country, and the descendants are members of every patriotic organization in the U. S. During the reunion, the party was entertained by Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT BARNES of Pottsboro and Mr. and Mrs. O. V. FOX, ten miles east of Gainesville.
Lone Prairie Items
The people of Belcherville and Lone Prairie met under large elm trees on BERRY RITCHIE’S pasture and had a nice picnic and barbecue.
Mrs. J. A. WILSON visited her daughter Mrs. EARL STEWART of Electra.
Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER SKINNER, the newlyweds, were at church.
Miss LINDA PETERS visited DONA VOWELL.
Mrs. W. E. YOUNG and children of Tulsa, Oklahoma visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. I. KENNEDY.
Mrs. GARNETT CROXTON and children of Rockwall visited her mother Mrs. A. J. COX.
September 1, 1922
R. W. GENTRY
After a long illness, death claimed R. W. GENTRY Monday, August 18, 1922. He was born March 26, 1852, was 70 years old. The funeral service was at the Nocona cemetery. He is survived by several children.
Mr. and Mrs. ALFORD HARALSON’S baby died at the family home at Muenster last Saturday and was buried at the Molsbee cemetery Monday. The baby was ten months old, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. SAME MOLSBEE. Rev. D. G. BRUBAKER officiated at the funeral service.
S. E. HOWELL
SAMUEL EDGAR HOWELL died at San Antonio Monday and was brought to Nocona for burial at the Nocona cemetery. He was born April 6, 1852 at St. Louis, Missouri and died August 28, 1922, was 70 years old. Mr. Howell had lived in Nocona many years and was manager of the Lyon-Gray Lumber Yard. The family moved to San Antonio two years ago. The body was accompanied to Nocona by HEZ HOWELL. There are other children who survive.
The out of town friends and relatives who attended the funeral of R. W. GENTRY were: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. TAYLOR of Bellevue, Mrs. KATE BUTLER of Whitesboro, Mr. and Mrs. CHSTON BALL of Bowie, JIM ALLISON of Ryan, Oklahoma, Miss SIBYL JONES of Wichita Falls, BOB JOHNSTONE, BERRY SMITH of near Spanish Fort, Mr. and Mrs. B. LAFORCE of near Bonita.
Card of thanks from the family of R. W. GENTRY: HARVEY GENTRY, MOLLIE GENTRY, FLORENCE GENTRY, BILL GENTRY, Mrs. M. S. CHARLES.
Mrs. HATTIE FOSTER and daughter, Mrs. W. D. FOSTER, of Oklahoma City came to visit the Gentry family, Misses MOLLIE, FLORENCE, and BILL GENTRY, and Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY GENTRY.
Mrs. C. E. MATLOCK returned from visiting her daughter Mrs. PINAR AVIS at Wichita Falls; she will spend the winter at Dallas with her son, CAMPBELL MATLOCK.
SIM YANCEY is manager of the Donald Brothers lumber yard at Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. STEVE BARRON and children and WALLIE HAGLER returned from a trip to Arkansas.
Mrs. FELIX PRIDDY and daughter NELL met Miss EULA PRIDDY at Wichita Falls as she was returning the summer normal at Canyon.
Mr. and Mrs. S. MCCOOL have as guests: Rev. W. B. ANDREAS, who was returning from Mallard to his home at Gainesville, Miss TINY PHILLIPS of Frederick, Oklahoma; Mrs. L. C. RAID of Sunset; Mrs. KATE BUTLER of Whitesboro who attended the funeral of her brother R. W. GENTRY.
NELSON GRONOW, a prosperous young farmer on Route 4 near Montague, is a Nocona News subscriber.
September 15, 1922
NEWELL S. SMITH
NEWELL S. SMITH died at St. Pauls Sanitarium in Dallas Wednesday, August 30, of Bright’s disease, age about 47 years. Burial was Friday, Sept. 1 at Denison with Masonic honors. He is survived by his widow, his mother Mrs. M. E. STALLCUP, who made her home with him. From the Saint Jo Tribune.
September 29, 1922
C. W. WILLIAMS
Uncle CHARLES WILLIAMS died last Sunday evening at the home of his son WARREN WILLIAMS at Spanish Fort. He had been in bad health. The funeral and burial was at the Spanish Fort cemetery.
October 6, 1922
A Sad Case
There is on the south side of Nocona an aged lady who has been apparently abandoned by her children, Mrs. MARY ELLEN STEWART, sick and helpless. Only the kindness of neighbors has kept her from fire want and distress. She was moved here by her son, CHARLES STEWART of Saint Jo. He left her helpless with nothing sometime ago and went to Seymour, Texas. Another son is in the Army, supposed to be in Germany, who had assigned her an allotment, but she has not heard from him or received the allotment since April…. The case should be taken up by the proper county authorities and the Seymour KKK notified!
JIM ANTRAM of Hollis, Oklahoma motored to Fort Worth, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. C. E. ANTRAM and sisters, Mrs. J. K. ALEXANDER and son NEAL, and Mrs. W. M. HAGLER to visit Mrs. S. T. HUMPHRES and the State Fair at Dallas.
Uncle Charlie Williams
Uncle CHARLIE WILLIAMS was one of the pioneers of Cooke County, born in Lamar County Dec. 26, 1854, being 68 years old. He married Miss VIRGINIA COURSEY May 26, 1876. He is survived by his wife, four children, Mrs. GEORGE AKIN of Roston, IRB WILLIAMS of Dye Mound, WARREN WILLIAMS of Spanish Fort and Miss EMMA WILLIAMS of Dye Mound. Uncle Charlie was taken sick at his home in Dye Mound last May… moved to the home of his son WARREN at Dye Mound during the later part of his illness, died there Sept. 25, 1922 and was buried at Spanish Fort cemetery,… service by Rev. HOBSON of Grady, Oklahoma… Two of his nieces, Mrs. R. H. JOHNSON and Mrs. JIMMIE BROWN of Gainesville and a brother-in-law J. A. HATCHER and daughter Miss IDA of Myra attended the funeral.
THOMAS POGUE was born in Union County, Arkansas December 21, 1851 and died October 3, 1922. He leaves three sons, all in California, two sisters and one brother. He moved to Texas when a child with his parents. He joined the Baptist Church, a kind neighbor. He lived with his sister Mrs. S. M. BROOKS for the past year. The funeral and burial were at the Nocona cemetery, Rev. TREADWELL of the Baptist Church, conducting the services.
October 13, 1922
Mrs. ELIZABETH MORGAN
Death called Mrs. ELIZABETH IRENE MORGAN Saturday, October 7, 1922. She was born in Georgia about 70 years ago, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church from childhood. She and W. M. MORGAN married in Alabama many years ago and had lived in Texas for the past 30 years. She leaves her husband and some stepchildren to mourn her loss. The burial and funeral services were at the Nocona cemetery Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. A. TREADWELL of the Baptist Church. The out of town people at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. K. BAGWELL of Electra and Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN MCKEY / MCKEE of Grandfield, Oklahoma.
October 27, 1922
BESSIE DESHAZO HACKELMAN
Died at the family residence at Barrel Springs, October 16, 1922, BESSIE DESHAZO HACKELMAN. She was born August 15, 1896, being 26 years old. She was the beloved wife of ELVYN HACKELMAN and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. DESHAZO. … She leaves her husband, JOY age 6 and ARVID age five, her parents, several brothers and sisters… She joined the Methodist Church at age 16 years. The funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery by Rev. ARNOLD of Montague.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. Bessie DeShazo Hackelman: Mrs. G. B. HACKELMAN of Lamesa, Mrs. HOMER CHRISTIAN of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Mrs. TUMBLESON / TOMLISON of Electra, and JOHN DESHAZO of Frederick, Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mr. W. R. NIVENS and children of near Bonita visited his sister Mrs. J. O. COBB and family.
ASHLEY WILSON of Mangum, Oklahoma was the guest of his nephew, J. W. MADDOX last week. Mr. Wilson was in business at Montague in the early days, acquainted with all the old timers, C. E. QUILLIN, N.M. FLYNT, JOE BRYANT and others. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Flynt sold goods together way back about 1883 or 84. For the past 25 years Mr. Wilson has been in business at Mangum.
H. C. GADBERRY and son of near Denton came over to visit old friends and to investigate the possibilities of a dairy for Nocona.
November 10, 1922
WILLIAM H. DEAN was born June 1, 1857 near Rolla, Missouri and died October 26, 1922 near Rocky, Oklahoma, was 65 years old. He grew to manhood in Missouri, moved to Grayson County, Texas in 1876, staying a year, back to Missouri, returning to Texas in 1878 and to Montague County where he lived for some 20 years. In 1898 he moved to Oklahoma where he homesteaded a quarter section and lived until death, except for one year in Oregon. In the spring of 1883 he joined the Missionary Baptist Church. In December 1, 1900 he was ordained in the work of the ministry. June 4, 1908 he married Miss LAURA DEEVERS of near Rocky, Oklahoma. She with his four brothers, P. E. DEAN of Rolla, Missouri, R. J. DEAN of Watsonville, California, D. L. DEAN of Coquill, Oregon, and A. J. DEAN of Ordway, Colorado, and other relatives survive. The funeral held was held at the Elm Flat Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. L. T. HEDGE of Weatherford, Oklahoma, with burial at the Elm Flat cemetery. Written by his niece, Mrs. NANNIE DEAN SMITH.
December 1, 1922
FRANK EUGENE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. FLETCHER, died Saturday November 25, 1922 at the family residence. He was born November 22, 1922…buried at Sadler, Texas… accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. BLASSINGAME, and GEORGE FLETCHER of Graham.
FRANCIS WEST, only son of Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR WEST of Amarillo, died Wednesday by a fall on a cement sidewalk, crushing his skull. He was between 15 and 16 years old. Mr. and Mrs. West once lived in Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. ANDERSON have rooms at the W. L. ROBINSON home until they can get their home built. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. PAINE of near Grady, Oklahoma have moved back to Nocona. The Andersons had occupied the Paine house for the past two years.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. CRITES received a telegram from their daughter Mrs. PHIL CROXTON stating that she and her daughter PHILLIS had arrived safely in San Francisco where they join Mr. Croxton who had been there for some months.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. FLETCHER moved to their home, the former VANCE place, and Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR BELL located at the TRIPP place until they can build.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. BROOKS drove to Geryman where her mother is ill. They were accompanied by Miss VELMA WARE of Grayson who has been visiting here.
December 8, 1922
Long description of the wedding of Miss LETA JONES and AVIS JUSTIN with Rev. W. R. MCCARTER as the minister. Ushers: GENE KELLER, H. N. FISHCH, VANE JUSTIN, DICK CUMMINS. Bridal attendants: Miss JESSIE JONES, cousin, Miss BILL FLYNT, Miss MRYL JUSTIN, sister of groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. JONES, old residents of Montague County and the groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. JUSTIN. Mr. H. J. Justin is deceased, founder of the Justin Boot Factory at Nocona.
Mrs. S. F. LOY returned from Wellington, Texas where she attended a family reunion of her brothers and sisters. Their mother, Mrs. SALLY WALL, who is past 80 years old, was there. They met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. HITE at Wellington. Partial list of guests: Mr. and Mrs. B. J. REYNOLDS of Mangum, Oklahoma, C. W. WALL of Canyon City, Mrs. ANNA GARRETT of Fort Worth, B. J. WALL of Tempest, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. S.D. WALL of Donley, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST COLLINS of Wellington, and MORGAN TUCKER of Wellington. Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR BENTON of Nocona were guests. Mrs. Sally Wall was 80 years old on November 28, 1922 and was honored with a birthday dinner.
December 22, 1922
W. A. HENSON
W. A. HENSON was born in Polk County, Missouri September 14, 1854 and departed this life December 16, 1922, being 68 years old. In 1866 he moved to Fannie County and there married Miss SUSAN LUNSFORD. To this happy union seven children were born, four daughters and three sons. In 1889 he moved to Belcherville, Montague County. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in 1893…survived by his wife, one daughter and three sons.
GARLAND COLLINS of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. COLLINS south of town, fell from a building that he was painting Saturday and sustained serious, if not fatal injuries. He fell about 35 feet…his mother, his wife and children are with him.
December 22, 1922
The out of town relatives who attended the funeral of W. M. MORGAN Monday of last week were; Mr. and Mrs. BEN PASCHAL and son, FLAKE PASCHAL of Lubbock, M. H. MORGAN of Jericho, ALVIN MCKEE of Grandfield, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. BILL GASSAWAY of Cooperton, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. DAN GASSAWAY of Roosevelt, Okla., Mrs. ALVIN PRICE and Mrs. HOMER PORTER of Ringland / Ringling, Oklahoma.
Mrs. T. R. STUMP received the sad news that her uncle W.W. TURNER of Eunice, Louisiana died December 18, 1922. He was an elderly man, died from cancer of the stomach, leaves one daughter and his wife. The only son who reached manhood died in France during the World War.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. SHELTON were called to Decatur Monday of last week on account of the death of W. B. SPLAWN, a brother-in-law. While there they visited Mrs. Shelton’s father, M. B. COLLINS, 87 years old who resides at Arlington.
I.A. GIST Home from Kentucky
I.A. GIST visited his old home during November and recently returned home. He visited a sister that he had not met for many years.
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