The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas
I have just opened a general repair shop back of J. H. CONE’S hardware shop. I make a specialty of horseshoeing and treat all diseases of their feet. J. W. SETTLES.
The cotton gin at Montague, owned by J. G. ABSHIRE and M. L. MALONE, burned last Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. PATERSON / PATTERSON visited relatives at Clay County.
On Monday of last week STANLEY BOND and Miss SALLIE MENASCO were married. They left immediately for Oklahoma to make their home.
The singing at CHARLES PAINE / PAYNE’S last Sunday night was enjoyed.
The young people enjoyed a party at the home of Mrs. MENASCO.
Miss NETTIE CARDWELL entertained friends on January 2. Those present were Misses DEWEY ROBINSON, MYRTLE ANDERSON, EMMA HIGHTOWER of Belcher, JEWEL DEADMAN / STEADMAN, LINNIE BILDERBACK, FLORENCE LOE, VADA MENASCO, NANNIE CARDWELL, and the hostess, and Messrs. VALLACE, ELLIS and OTTO MENASCO, CLAY ROBINSON, BEN LOE, BUN and TURNER EMERY, BYRON BONDS, BEVERLY CLARK, ALFRED CARDWELL, LEWIS MILLER, WILL GRAY, JIM and ERENTST STEWART. Miss VADA MENASCO and ERNEST STEWART won prizes for the being the best talkers.
Sheriff: A. W. CUNNINGHAM
County clerk: R. O. HARRIS
County attorney: PAUL DONALD
Tax assessor: J. P. HATHCOCK
District clerk: W. S. COOK, C. E. MENASCO
Tax collector: I M. CLARK, HUBERT H. OVERSTREET, ROBERT R. BOOTH, W. M. “BUCK” HUNLEY, JOSEPH C. BRYANT
Commissioner precinct 3: D. T. HERRING, O. N. MILLER, A. J. COX
Justice peace precinct 7: C. E. SAVILL
Commissioner precinct 4: W. L. SNAPP
White-Priddy School News for Jan. 6, 1914:
Eighth grade: ALBERT SHELTON 100, MAGGIE RODEN, 100, LULABELLE DAVIS, 100, VADA MENASCO 97
Seventh grade: ELLA WHITE 100, JOE BONDS 97 1/2, OLLIE ELROD 95, VIRGIE GREEN 100, FAWN PAINE 95, ALFRED CORNELIUS 95, NETTIE MOLSBEE 95, CLONA MOLSBEE 95, WALTER DAVIS 91 ½
Fifth Grade: ESSIE BARRINGTON 97 1/2, ABE PAINE 94 ½, FRANK SHELTON 91 ¼
JOSEPH G. BRYANT for tax collector…Mr. Bryant has resided in Montague County for the past 54 years, now in his 66th year,… helped fight Indians…
S. E. YORK and family, late of Trinidad, Colorado, are newly arrived in Nocona and located in the place occupied by SAM HODGES the past few years. Mr. York is a carpenter and he states his reason for leaving Colorado was on account of the strikes and labor troubles.
J. N. BLASIUS of Route 1 subscribed to the Nocona News, Semi-Weekly Dallas News, Farm and Ranch, and Holland’s Magazine for only $2.50.
Rev. W. L. AYRES, missionary of the Montague County Association, preached at St. Jo in the interest of getting LOCKETT ADAIR to conduct a revival meeting there.
WILL STANDEFR subscribed to the Nocona News, Farm and Ranch and Holland’s Magazine.
G. C. LITTLE’S little daughter has about recovered from scarlet fever.
A daughter was born to Mrs. KATHERYN LANE, wife of the late W. B. LANE, St. Jo, Jan. 5, 1914. From the St. Jo Tribune.
Mr. and Mrs. IRA HICKS and baby of Bonita were here.
Miss GLADYS NEWMAN left for Altus, Oklahoma to teach music for the next few months.
SHERWOOD JAMESON of Montague was here.
Miss MIN HOWARD of Spanish Fort is the guest of her sister Mrs. D. S. PAINE.
J. B. LEE, wife and children of Nocona passed through Nocona.
G. B. DANE, carrier on Route 4, is seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. MCRAE of DeQueen, Arkansas are the guests of his sister Mrs. G. O. LEMONS.
Rev. S. E. MOORE and daughter Miss LILLIE of Shannon, Texas are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SANDEFER.
Mrs. JETER of St. Jo visited her daughter Mrs. S. W. KENNEDY.
W. G. BRALLEY of Montague was here on business.
CHARLES R. HART was appointed postmaster at Montague to succeed JNO. N. COOK who resigned.
Prof. W. W. SNODGRASS, county superintendent, was here.
Misses ROXIE and CARRIE HOWARD of near Spanish Fort entertained some friends, Misses LUCY and ELLA HOLT, MINNIE and ELSIE STAMP / STUMP, and Messrs. JOE ALLEN, BON LAFORCE, ODIE JOHNSON, TOM SNAPP, PAUL DILL, WILL DONLEY, BON MITCHELL, and CARTER HOWARD.
J. D. WALLER and Miss TITSWORTH were quietly married last Sunday in the presence of a few friends. He is the baker at the Star Café while she is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. TITSWORTH who live south of Nocona.
A quiet home wedding last Sunday united JOHN BATTLES and Miss PEARL ROLLS in matrimony, performed by Rev. GRIMSLEY.
W. H. BRADSHAW
L. J. GENTRY
ANNA MAY HENDERSON
Mrs. HORACE MAXWELL
Miss ELLA MILLER
Miss BELLE SIMPSON
Miss MAUD SHEPPARD
By S. M. DAVIS, postmaster.
Mrs. T. D. BARTON is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. CONE this week.
I have a four horsepower gasoline engine with a saw outfit and corn mill for grinding corn in the ear or will grind any grain or feed stuff.. will sell for cash. R. A. FOSTER.
ROLLY LAWRENCE came from Ryan, Oklahoma where he is about to engage in business.
Dr. CRAIN, county health officer, said there is a case of smallpox near Illinois Bend. JIM BROWN there has been quarantined with a case. Mr. Brown had just come in from Oklahoma and had contracted the case there.
January 23, 1914
Mrs. J. C. LAFORCE of near Liberty Chapel entertained some young people.
W. G. BRALLEY of Montague and Miss WILLIE CORNETT of Austin were married at Fort Worth Wednesday, January 14. He has served as four years as tax collector and three years as county sheriff. The bride lived for several years in Montague and ahs for some time been one of the faculty at the State School for the Blind at Austin. They will reside at Wichita Falls where he is in the real estate business.
The Bowie Blade is now in new hands. EDGAR EDMINSTON sold it to F. M. LITTLEPAGE of Nacogdoches. Mr. Edminston has been with the Blade for the past nine years.
S. M. DAVIS returned from Wellington, Texas where he attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, W. S. WHITE. Mr. White lived in this county near St. Jo for 30 years and moved to Collingsworth County some 8 years ago. He was 62 years old and had been sill for some time, about 2 or 3 weeks ago, went to Corpus Christi in hopes the change would be beneficial. He leaves a wife and six children besides other relatives.
R. M. MCNEW and family moved to the W. H. LEONARD place near the oil mill. Mr. McNew recently purchased the residence and sold his home, the MERRITT place, to the U. S. Presbyterians who will erect a church on the lots.
Mrs. T. E. JACOBS and little daughter NORMA left for their home at Chickasha, Oklahoma after visiting with Mrs. N. B. FATHEREE.
ERNEST CURLIN is attending the Metropolitan Business College at Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. WASH MCNEW have a fine ten pound girl born Tuesday.
Death called M. D. SHUMAKER suddenly last Saturday morning. Heart trouble was the cause. He had been under treatment by physicians. He was a middle aged man and leaves a family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. MINOR of Montague were here. Mr. Minor will begin assessing taxes within a few days.
Capt. and Mrs. GEORGE A. KNGIHT left for the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico, expect to be away for several months. Mrs. ANTRAM will move into their residence.
Mrs. MATTIE RACHEL, recently returned from New Mexico, purchased the property across the street north of the Bowers place and will improve the place.
J. F. WEST of near Eagle Point is seriously ill. His brother, Mr. WEST of near Ryan, Oklahoma came to see him.
Mrs. C. C. WILLIARD of Shawnee, Oklahoma visited here.
NOEL HENDERSON of Brady joined his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. HENDERSON here.
S. W. KENNEDY, the piano man, went overland to Bowie and may locate there.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SENTER will leave for Pomona, California to make their home.
CHARLES GIBSON of Route 4 got his right shoulder dislocated and Dr. DAVIS attended it. Mr. Gibson visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. BARNEY GIBSON.
Mrs. SUSIE MENASCO and son WALLACE, and Mrs. J. O. BOND and son BYRON visited relatives near Terral, Oklahoma.
Mr. JOHNSON, who recently moved to the place brought from W. H. BRAGG, is improving the place.
Mrs. N. J. PATTERSON of Nocona visited her children Mrs. S. A. LEE and L. W. PATTERSON.
Grandma TAYLOR of Nocona is visiting relatives here.
Miss LILLIAN BRANDON, the primary teacher in our school, visited home folks in the valley.
Rev. ARERS preached at the schoolhouse.
Mr. and Mrs. NAYLOR SIMMONS visited Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HILL.
Mr. SPIVEY spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
Miss PAULINE CRAWFORD visited her sister Mrs. CHARLES LASSETER.
Miss MAMIE HILL visited at home.
Mrs. GOSS visited at the city.
Miss MAGGIE ELDRED visited her sister Mrs. ZELDA GOSS here.
Miss IDA SALMON attended a party at the city (Nocona).
Grandma SIMMONS visited her daughter Mrs. WALTER HILL.
Misses JOSIE MURDT, MATTIE BRANSFORD, and DOVIE HICKS visited Miss PAULINE CRAWFORD and Mrs. CHARLES LASSETER.
Mr. and Mrs. MANARD of Henrietta visited her sister Mrs. CHARLES LASSETER.
January 30, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON entertained a Sunday school class of the Baptist Church.
GHOLSON B. DANE
GHOLSON B. DANE died early Monday morning after an illness of several months… He had lived in Nocona for several years and was rural mail carrier on Route 3 for about seven years, though for the past two years was unable to carry the mail much of the time. He was 39 years old and leaves a widow and two small children. Burial was at Dixie cemetery.
J. M. WEST
J. M. WEST, who resided near Eagle Point, died last Thursday and was buried Friday in the Nocona cemetery. He was 67 years old and lived on Post Oak Prairie near Bonita about eight years, leaving there some 14 years ago for western Oklahoma. He had lived near this place the last two years. Mr. West has been a member of the Baptist Church for 34 years. … He leaves a widow and eight children living, besides several brothers and sisters. A brother, IKE WEST of Ryan, Oklahoma, was with him at the end, and the children from out of the country were HENRY WEST and his son WILLIE WEST of Hollis, Oklahoma, Mrs. MYRTLE HUNT of Dodsonville, Texas and Mrs. OLLIE GREER of Rosston, Texas.
Miss MATTIE ANTRAM was hostess to the J. U. T. girls last week. Present: Misses MAYBELLE and RUBY MARCH, ORA CARLTON, UNA FLOURNOY, KIT JORDAN, MAE WILSON, RUGIE CONE and ENID JUSTIN.
The Nocona Dramatic Club put on a show at St. Jo last Monday at the Electric Theatre. In the party were: Misses KATE DAVIS, ORA CARLTON, MATTIE ANTRAM, ENID JUSTIN, KAZELETTE RUSSELL and FRANCES FLADOS; Messrs. SID DAVIS, FRANK FOSTER, JACK FOSTER, HAROLD CRAIN, ROBERT CRAIN, ROSS MCMAHAN, JIM ANTRAM, KENT ALEXANDER, OLE FLADOS, ROY FLOURNOY, LON ROBINSON and IRVIN MATLOCK.
Mrs. DEWARD SNAPP of near Liberty Chapel entertained young people: Misses LELA SCOTT, MARY DONIEY, SONORA JOHNSON, MYRTLE JOHNSON, MARY MOORE, BERNICE MOORE, MINNIE STUMP, ELSIE STUMP, and Miss FLORENCE GENTRY of Nocona; Messrs. HENRY JOHNSON, ODIE JOHNSON, ED HOWARD, WILL DONLEY, TOM, BUD and TRAVIS SNAPP, BILL HOWARD, MCKINLEY RIDER, TOM AGEE, JESSE AGEE, JOE HOWARD and CARL SMITH.
A letter written by CHARLES P. MARTIN from Salinas, California where our uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. MARCUS E. WARREN arrived from Pomona, California…
Rev. “BASS DANE” preached here.
Some youngsters visited Miss ELLA PARTRIDGE.
ED DABNEY and JIM UNDERWOOD attended prayer meeting at Green Brier.
Grandpa and Grandma DABNEY visited their son south of Nocona.
Names for spelling at the Salt Creek school
Seventh grade: J. E. GAGE, EMERY BUNYON, MARION ROBERTSON
Fifth grade: CORDIE LOWRY, MINNIE ROBERTSON, PAULINE GAGE, LILLIAN EMERY, HUGH HUTSON, CLYDE GAGE, CLYDE LOWERY, ARCHIE HUNSUCKER, LAWSON LOWRIE / LOWERY / LOWRY.
Fourth grade; ADA LOWRY, HATTIE BROWNLEE, MATTIE BROWNLEE, ARDEN LOWRY, GEORGE AUBREY.
Second grade: ROY BROYLES, RUDY BROYLES, TOM BROWNLEE, LEWIS HUTSON, CECIL GAGE, MARVIN ROBERTSON
First grade: CLARA BELLE BROWNLEE, LONA BROYLES, SAM HUTSON, GORDON LOWRY.
A small son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. VAUGHAN got his right arm broken at high school.
No hunting or shooting on the P. J. BENTON farm or pastures. JOE BENTON.
Mrs. PAUL COOK
Mrs. PAUL COOK died at Elmore, Oklahoma. She was a sister of Mrs. Q. O. MITCHELL of Nocona. She died Thursday of last week and was buried Friday, leaving her husband and three daughters. She had lived and was raised to womanhood near St. Jo and has many friends to mourn her.
Prof. ROSS COMPTON was offered a position on the faculty of the C. I. A. at Denton for the coming summer term. Patrons of the Nocona high school should congratulate themselves for having him as superintendent and teacher.
The J. U. T. girls met with Miss LEO SHORT, attending were Misses MAE WILSON, RUGIE CONE, UNA FLOURNOY, KIT JORDAN, NELL JORDAN, MAYBELLE MARCH, ENID JUSTIN with Misses ARIN HAGGERTON and ORA FLYNT as guests.
G. P. PRIBBLE is very ill. His daughter Miss ALLIE is still ill. Mrs. LUTHER PRIBBLE is sick.
Miss DOVIE COTHRAN is the guest of her sister Mrs. SHERWOOD JAMESON at Montague.
The Central Christian Church is being repaired. The work is in charge of J. W. BUCKLEY, NEWTON PRIBBLE, and HENRY BRADLEY.
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