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Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: January 08, 2009 at 08:50:52
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The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas

February 6, 1914

Mrs. ELIZABETH WILHITE
Mrs. ELIZABETH WILHITE was born May 29, 1819 in McMinn County, Tennessee, daughter of Rev. ROBERT WALKER, a local Methodist preacher. She was married to JOSEPH WILHITE in Tennessee and he died 22 years ago in Cooke County, Texas. They moved to Polk County, Missouri in 1847; to Collins County, Texas in 1868 and to Cooke County in 1888 where her husband died. She then came to Montague County and made her home with her nephew, W. J. PRIDDY, until the death of his first wife, then she lived with Mrs. E. T. COE, her niece, until death called her. She as converted and joined the Methodist Church when she was 15 years old and for over 80 years lived a true and ever devoted Christian life. She was 94 years old, 8 months, and 15 days of age. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church and interment in the Nocona cemetery Thursday. She died Wednesday, February 4, just 22 years to a day after her husband, who was a veteran of the Mexican War, for which she was drawing a pension and a voucher became due on the day she died. A long life and closing with two coincidences very much unusual.

J. W. SETTLES of Nocona and Mrs. CARRIE WRIGHT of Denton were united in marriage by Rev. L. F. PALMER last Monday. Mr. Settles is a blacksmith and quite well known here. They have located in the CLAY house in the north part of town.

Green Brier
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. DAVIS visited at the BRANSFORD home and Grandma DAVIS’S home.
ALBERT ELDRED and wife recently moved to their farm here.
TOM ROBINSON and wife moved to Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER BRANSFORD and Miss GRACE BRANSFORD returned from Oklahoma where Miss Grace had visited her sister.
WALTER BRANSFORD is sick at his father’s.
Mr. SPIVEY changed his boarding place to Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BROWN’S.
JOHN BENTON and wife left for their home in west Texas after visiting here.
Miss CARRIE SMITHSON was a guest of Miss IDA SALMON.
Miss MAMIE HILL visited at home.
The RUSSELL REED family visited here.
GEORGE HICKS and daughters DOVIE and DENA attended church at Farmers Creek Sunday.

Farmers Creek
ED DABNEY visited W. H. UNDERWOOD.
Mr. SMITH of eastern Oklahoma visited Grandpa and Grandma DABNEY.

J. S. “JIM” DILL is a candidate for commissioner of precinct 4. He has farmed in this county for the past 23 years…

CONA BECKMAN, the Jewish bootmaker who has been with the H. J. JUSTIN & Sons for some months, left for Galveston.

J. S. DILL of near Fox community was in Nocona.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. LAW of Pottsboro are newcomers to take up their residence in Nocona. Mr. Law is an auto man and has opened a garage in the building lately occupied as a tin shop by SAM HODGES.

Mr. and Mrs. A. P. HARRELL returned from a visit to California.

R. K. MOORE of Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma was in Nocona and Barrel Springs community on business.

J. H. PERKINS of Wichita Falls visited his cousin and wife Mr. and Mrs. S. W. KENNEDY.

J. B. LEE, WILL LEE and HENRY DAVIS were here.

Miss ORA CARLTON of Wichita Falls visited friends here.

Owing to the serious illness of his aunt, Mrs. BETSY WILHITE, commissioner PRIDDY has been unable to visit different parts of the precinct.

JIM RICE moved to the ROBERT FORTUNE house.

February 23, 1914

A.D. LUNN, county tax collector, informed the News that there has been approximately 3850 poll taxes paid.

WILSON-CLARK
ROSS WILSON of Sherman and Miss CAPITOLA CLARK married Monday at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. R. B. CLARK, Rev. EWING of the Presbyterian Church of Gainesville performed the ceremony…. Out of town guests were FRANK SANFORD of Sherman, Misses IRIS CLARK of Denton, OBIE FATHEREE of Wichita Falls and CHLOE MARCH of Sunset. Mr. Wilson is connected with the ROBERTS, SANFORD, & TAYLOR Co., wholesale hardware, of Sherman. The bride, reared among us, is a young lady of modesty and refinement…

Mrs. OLSON and children and Miss NORA RICHARDS of Henrietta visited Mrs. OLE FLADOS.

Last Sunday morning fire completely destroyed the home of Mrs. ARTHUR MARMADUKE of the White-Priddy community. The family was at breakfast when the alarm was given, but the entire front of the house was in flames….

Little CARMEN NELL O’DONNELL, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. O’DONNELL, departed this life Wednesday morning Feb. 4, 1914. She was six months old. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence by Rev. F. A. WHITE and burial at Nocona cemetery.

PRESTON TEMPLE entertained some friends for his 7th birthday last Tuesday: ERNEST CRITES, HAROLD CRITES, ATKINS REYNOLDS, RALPH REYNOLDS, TONY MCGRADY, ROLAND ROLLS, CLYDE DUNNING, WILLIAM JUSTIN, WILLIE O’PITZ, CLIFFORD and WILLIAM STOUDER, WILLIAM PRIBBLE, and JAMES PRIBBLE.

When the H. H. MCFALL case was called in district court, McFall failed to answer. Bond was declared forfeited and ….

J. R. MILLER, MATT PEARSON, URIEL PEARSON and Dr. N. W. CRAIN were at Montague.

M. H. HENLEY ordered the News sent to his sister Mrs. C. M. WALLS at Faxon, Oklahoma.

Born February 4th to Mr. and Mrs. HUGH YANTIS of Palestine, Texas, a fine boy. They are formerly of this place.

Miss OBIE FATHEREE came from Wichita Falls to visit her mother Mrs. N. B. FATHERREE.

Mrs. J. C. LAFORCE of near Bonita is improving from her illness. Mrs. ALLEN of Nocona has been staying with her.

GRANVILLE BUSH of Oklahoma City visited his mother and sisters.

T. W. MCNABB returned to Nocona from the west. He was located near Gomez, Texas, having moved there some months ago, but now like many others, he has enough and brings his family back to Nocona.

February 20, 1914

Pioneer Accidentally Killed
Bowie, Feb. 17: GEORGE S. LAWRENCE, pioneer citizen, capitalist and stockman, aged 75 years, was accidentally killed today. With an assistant, he had gotten on his wagon preparatory to going to dinner when his mules took fright and ran away. With an endeavor to hold them, Mr. Lawrence was knocked from his wagon, falling between the animals. When picked up about a quarter mile from the starting point, life was extinct. Mr. Lawrence is survived by his widow residing here and two married daughters residing in Illinois from which state he came to Texas in the early days.

MELVIN GILBERT was elected cashier of the First National Bank of Bonita to succeed S. B. CAMP who resigned. Mr. Camp goes to Citizens Bank at St. Jo as cashier. Mr. Gilbert was reared at Spanish Fort and educated in the schools of the county, graduated from Polytechnic College of Fort Worth…

Green Brier
Mrs. ELDRED and daughter MAGGIE of Nocona visited Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED ELDRED.
Mrs. BILL GOSS and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BENTON.
Misses GRACE and MATTIE BRANSFORD, JOSIE MURDT and Mrs. WALTER BRANSFORD are ill with measles.
Rev. A. W. REED attended the rally at Eureka.
JESSE RUSSELL and VAN EATON attend church here.
FRANK RUSSELL of Loy community attended the rally here.
Miss RUTH HARPER visited Misses DOVIE and DEAN HICKS.
W. N. MCNEW returned from visiting his sick sister in Oklahoma.

Candidates for the Nocona News subscription competition:
Nocona
MARY BALL
LEO SHORT
ENID JUSTIN
CARMIE CRAIN
LENA BRADFORD
GLADYS SMITH
Mrs. A. A. STRIPLING
Mrs. W. E. WILTON
Mrs. EULA SHACKELFORD
Mrs. ERNEST MCCARLEY
Mrs. CHARLES CHRISTIAN
INEZ NICHOLSON
RUBY MARCH
LILIE JONES
VLEMA MAPLES
MYRTLE ANDERSON
FLORENCE GENTRY
WINNIE GIST
OPAL RUSSELL
FLORENCE LEE
ELVA SHACKELFORD
LUCY DAVIS
OLA MARTIN
MARY MORGAN
BEATRICE HUNTER
DOVIE COTHRAN
MYRTLE WEDDEL
ZULA GOODSPEED
TEEOLA DAVIS
ESSIE HENDERSON
REBA AKINS
GLADYS BONDS
FLOSSIE HENLEY
PINK BIILLINGSLEY
NETTIE MOLSBEE
DENA HICKS
ELLA WHITE
ONA BOUTWELL
ANNIE DENNIS
EVIE PAULING
OLA PAINE
MILDRED SHELTON
LURA LEATH
LEATRICE BROWN
MATTIE HACKELMAN
VADA MENASCO
CORA HILL
BESSIE DESHAZO
ETHEL FINCHER
BERTIE GRAMMER
ETHEL WILLIAMS
BESSIE WILSON
ADDIA MCNEAR
MARGUERITE WILLIAMS
FANNIE HOBBS
MARY MORRIS
ORA GENTRY
MAUD BAILEY
OLLIE ELROD

Bonita
HETTIE WILLETT
LURINDA HOWARD
MARY MOORE
WILLIE DAY
MARY DONLEY
ANNIS BAILEY
MATTIE HODGES
ELLA HOLT

Montague
ALICE PYLES
HAZEL WEBB
RUBY SHERFILL
MABLE LAKEY

Spanish Fort
MARY PARRISH
PEARL HOWARD
ESSIE HOWARD

Ringgold
RUBY GRAY
SUSIE LISTON
OLA LOWE
LEONA HAWKINS
DOYLE CRWNSHAW

Belcherville
NEIL SEAY

Miss WINNIE BROWN entertained a crowd of young people: Misses MIA HOWARD, HELEN SALMON, LILI HENLEY, Messrs. ED HOWARD, FRED SALMON, LAWRENCE BROWN, JOE BROWN and STANLEY GRAYSON of Ryan, Oklahoma and LOYD SAPPINGTON of Grady, Oklahoma.

Mrs. A. J. LOVE of McLean, Texas is the guest of her brother, JOE BROWN of the Valley.

J. J. LEMON was at Fort Worth and Dallas.

The sad news was received of the death of Miss MAE BARTLETT at her home at Goliad, Texas. She once lived here and had many friends who mourn her untimely death.

Miss WINNIE BROWN of the Valley is the guest of Miss CHRISTINE CRAIN.

Dr. and Mrs. S. T. HUMPHREYS are the parents of a fine girl born last Thursday.

JIM SHACKELFORD of Electra visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. W. SHACKELFORD.

NANCY A. CROXTON, administrator of the estate of A. A. CROXTON…

February 27, 1914

Mrs. J. A. BOWERS
After a serious illness lasting since last December, death called Mrs. J. A. BOWERS Feb. 18. She died at the home of her daughter Mrs. S. C. RANEY at Alvord, Texas and was buried at the family plot at Forestburg cemetery Thursday of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. WILSON of the Methodist Church at Alvord. BARBARA AGNES BEERY was born Sept. 15, 1844 in old Virginia, became the bride of the late J. W. BOWERS during the Civil War, and with her husband, moved to Texas in 1868, coming to Montague County 41 years ago in February 1873, and has lived at Forestburg since that time. During the past two years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. JT. J. COTHRAN at Clarendon, Texas. Her husband died five years ago at Forestburg, but nine children survive their mother. These were all present at the funeral: Mrs. S. J. HOTT(?) and JOE BOWERS of ST. Jo, J. H. BOWERS of Hereford, Texas, (some names blurred for reading).. ROSS and R. A. BOWERS of Childress (?), Miss (?) of Clarendon(?), Mrs. S. C. REEVE/RENEU(?) of Alvord, and T. S. BOWERS of Nocona. Mrs. Bowers would have been would 70 next September and 42 years in this county, was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

C. A. MORRIS returned to Austin to consult with specialists regarding his eyes.

Mrs. PERCY WARE and baby of Whitesboro visited relatives here.

Miss OBIE FATHERREE returned to Wichita Falls to take up her work with the P.M.B. Company, after visiting her mother Mrs. N. B. FATHEREE who has improved.

Farmers Creek
Rev. MORGAN and wife were guests of Mr. and Mrs. MIZE.
Misses DOVIE HICKS and RUTH HARPER visited Mrs. D. M. MAXWELL.
GEROGE HICKS and daughters DOVIE and DENA attended Sunday School at Farmers Creek.
JIM DICKSON and family moved into their new house.
WILLARD MORRIS visited his father L. L. MORRIS.
ED DABNEY visited the MIZE family.
ARTHUR STOUT attended Sunday School at Farmers Creek.

Farmers Creek
Mrs. ABBIE COLLINS visited her friends and relatives here then returned to west Texas.
POLY BENTON of west Texas came to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR BETON, and left his small boy.
JIM WALKER is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. EDRED visited Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT ELDRED.
Miss MAMIE HILL returned home, her school having been closed.

March 6, 1914
Miss ESSIE HOWARD of the Valley entertained: Misses NELL ADAMS, CLARA MORGAN, MAY WARDELL, ONAH BOUTWELL, EUNICE CHILES, HELEN SALMON, NAN, MIN, and PEARL HOWARD, ANNA DENNIS, LILLY HENLEY and Messrs ED HOWARD, LONNIE LEVEL, HAROLD HOWARD, BEAL MCGAUGHY, ALBERT EDWARDS,. ROBERT BOUTWELL, JIM TAYLOR, LAWRENCE and ANDREW MORGAN, SCOTT DENNIS, BILL PATTERSON, PERRY HOPKINS, BILL and DEWEY HOWARD.

H. J. JUSTIN is at Oklahoma City, taking in the big convention of Cattlemen and incidentally showing Justin’s Cowboy Boots, the business that is putting Nocona on the map.

Mrs. EARL JUSTIN was the delightful hostess for the J.U.T. girls Tuesday. The girls took their ‘fancy work’ and spend a pleasant afternoon. They were Misses SALLIE and MATTIE MCINTIRE, LEO SHORT, MATTIE ANTRAM, KIT JORDAN, RUGY CONE, CHRISTINE CRAIN, UNA FLOURNOY, RUBY and MABYELLE MARCH and ENID JUSTIN.

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, a crowd gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM RUCKTASHELL’S for LEONARD RUCKTASHEL’S 24th birthday. Attending were Mesdames J. G. LAWRENCE, C. W. RUCKTASHEL, S. R. ROBERTSON, Messrs. C. W. RUCKTASHEL, S. R. ROBERSON, HENRY SWAFFORD, RUFFES MARTIN, JESSE RUSSELL, LON WALL, CLAUD DIX, BEN LAWRENCE, ELBERT LEMON, WILTON and OTIS BRATCHER, OLEN ROBERSON, and Misses MAY HODGES, GLADYS HODGES, EVA and ALMA CRAWFORD, BERTHA LAWRENCE, NELL KING, FANNIE WALL, and EDNA LAWRENCE.

Mrs. H. C. BREWSTER
News was received in Nocona on Saturday morning, Feb. 28, that Mrs. H. C. BREWSTER died from pneumonia. The remains, accompanied by relatives and friends, were brought to Nocona Monday, March 3 and laid to rest beside her two children who preceded their mother in death. The funeral services here were conducted by Rev. HOTCHKISS of the Mineral Wells Methodist Church, at the residence of Mrs. W. H. J. CARPENTER. Mrs. Brewster was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. MULLINS, born in West Virginia in 1873, came to Texas with her parents 29 years ago, and married H. H. BREWSTER, who with one son PAUL, survives. Mr. and Mrs. Brewster came to Nocona in 1900 and lived here until 1907. They were well known. .. Other relatives with the funeral train were: W. R. MUILLINS of Dallas, father of Mrs. Brewster, DON MULLINS of Dallas, BARRY MULLINS of Barston, Texas, GEORGE MULLINS of Terrill, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. L. N. BREWSTER and Miss HATTIE and LITTLETON BREWSTER of Mineral Wells, V. V. BREWSTER and wife of Fort Worth.

MCDANIEL-RAYNOR
Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. RAYNOR, J. V. MCDANIEL of Dallas and Miss DEWIE RAYNOR were united in marriage, Rev. J. B. HENDERSON of the Christian Church officiating. They make their home in Dallas.

J. W. ROBINSON of Route 3 was exhibiting a “turnip’ in Nocona, 26 ½ inches in circumference and weighed 6 ¼ pounds.

A.A. TEMPLE, lately with the J. H. CONE Hardware, accepted a position with the Texas Harvester Co. and is working at Byers at present.

Lone Star
Mrs. JOHN MENASCO and children are visiting in Oklahoma.
O.G. EMERY and wife left for Antlers, Oklahoma to visit her parents.
Mrs. R. N. BROWNLEE visited her son in Oklahoma.
W. L. TOOMBS had an operation at a Gainesville sanitarium.
Uncle JACK, HENRY and wife were at Ringgold where their son-in-law Mr. TRAVIS is ill.
Miss MITTIE SWEARENGIN of Fleetwood, Oklahoma visited her brother MACK SWEARENGIN.

Green Brier
Miss MAGGIE ELDRED visited the Misses BRANFORDS.
Little BERNICE HILL was ill.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN GASS / GOSS and children of west of the city were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gass here.
Miss IDA SALMON visited at St. Jo.
L. C. WALKER and wife visited MARK STOUT.
Mr. and Mrs. SILBY of Starkey Chapel visited the W. N. MCREW family.
WASHINGTON MCNEW and wife visited the W. N. MCNEW family.
Miss ROXY LINTON visited Miss RUTH HARPER.

March 20, 1914

Katy Wreck
Engineer WLATER ELLSWORTH, age 54, of Denison, was killed when his train was ditched near Henrietta early Monday morning. The east bound passenger train was nearing Henrietta when the tender jumped the track and bumped along crossties some 800 feet, the engine overturned, killing the engineer. No others were injured. The train had a mail car, an express and baggage car, and two passenger coaches, in charge of Conductor GEORGE WRIGHT. … Ellsworth was well known, engineer since 1886, left a wife and daughter.

R. R. ALEXANDER has just installed a great convenience for the benefit of traveling motorist. He placed a large gasoline tank underground in front his business with pump and connections at the curb.

HENRY GILLEY Murdered
A tragic accident in Nocona two years ago cost the life of a young man and now the arrest of another charged with deliberate murder. HENRY GILLEY, shot and killed by his friend, a young barber named PERRY, made a state before his death that he thought it was purely accidental.. PERRY has now been arrested and in the Montague jail, charged with murder. At the time of the death, It was reported the young men were playing with a six shooter and that Perry accidentally pulled the trigger. Gilley died within a few hours, leaving a wife and two children. It is reported in Nocona that Perry had only been married a few weeks at that time. Perry was arrested…Sentiment and sympathy of Nocona people are will Perry… Gilley died May 14, 1912…

March 27, 1914

Mrs. MARY A. PLEDGER
After being seriously ill for some time, Mrs. MARY A. PLEDGER died last Saturday, March 21. She died at the home of J. B. APPLE, her grandson, and was nearly 88 years old, having been born in Hall County, Georgia March 31, 1926. MARY A. CHASTAIN married THOMAS H. PLEDGER of Walker County, Georgia October 10, 1943; moved to Johnson County, Arkansas in 1850 and thence to Texas in 1906. Of her eight children, four sons and four daughters, five of them and her husband preceded her in death. The funeral service was held at the Apple home Sunday afternoon by Rev. N. R. STONE, with interment at Nocona cemetery.

Blurred obit for LOIS/LOLY LEE GLASS, 12 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. GLASS of near Bonita… buried at Union cemetery.

April 3, 1914

Mrs. BETTIE LOVETT
Mrs. BETTIE LOVETT died at Taloga, Oklahoma March 12, 1914, almost 61 years. She was born in Burnett County, Texas and lived near Grady, Oklahoma for many years. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Eastern Star. She had been ill for many years, suffering cancers, and leaves a husband and seven children, three sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. Mrs. C. H. HOWARD of near Spanish Fort is one of the daughters. Her husband spends the greater part of his time in Arizona where he has mining interests.

Linen Shower
Mrs. T. H. FIELD entertained at her home Tuesday with a linen shower honoring Miss ORA FIELD FLYNT, whose wedding takes place April 8. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON and Miss MARY FLYNT. The guests were members of the J.U.T. club. Miss VERNA FLYNT presided at the punch bowl.

Kitchen Shower
A kitchen shower was given by Miss ENID JUSTIN at her home to honor Miss ORA FLYNT, a bride-to-be.

April 10, 1914

LEMON-FLYNT
One of the prettiest weddings of the season was that of Miss ORA FIELD FLYNT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. FLYNT, and JOSEPH JEFFERSON LEMON, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. LEMON, which took place Wednesday, April 8. Miss VERNA FLYNT and ROSS MCMAHON entered, then Miss RUBY MARCH, bridesmaid, and FRANK FOSTER, best man, entered. ..The couple left for Galveston.

Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. SHACKELFORD were surprised at their home April 3 by a few friends in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Miss MATTIE ANTRAM entertained with a “consolation’ party. OLIN ALEXANDER was the fun maker by a large majority.

Green Brier
On Monday, little LETRICE MAY, baby of Mr. and Mrs. WASHINGTON MCGREW, was buried at the cemetery, Rev. PALMER of the city officiated.

From the Fort Worth Record last week: J. SCHRIBE and Mrs. MAYO of Henrietta were quietly married. Mr. Schribe makes his home at Henrietta now.

BLOUNT PERRY, whose arrest charged with the murder of HENRY GILLEY about two years ago created a sensation two weeks ago, was discharged after an examining trial failed to justify holding him for grand jury.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. WRIGHT were at Muenster.

A fine girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. SHELTON of Route 3 last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. TOM USELTON of the Shady Grove community are the parents of a fine 13 pound boy born Tuesday.

Miss CONNIE GILHAM recovered from her recent illness and will be able to return to her duties at the Kidd-Key College next week.

The New Restaurant under the management of JIM RICE opened under good circumstances. It is in the CARPETER building, between BOWDRY’S drug business and ALEXANDER’S grocery.

Ex-Noconaite, COLEY WINTERS, is a candidate for treasurer of Jefferson County, Oklahoma. Mr. Winters has been a citizen of Hastings for some time.

T. H. LAUDERDALE and family returned from visiting at Durant, Oklahoma and St. Jo.

April, 17, 1914

A change of the management of the Nocona Ice & Light plant: C. P. DODSON, who has been manager since the plant was first put in operation, resigned and replaced by Mr. TAYLOR. Mr. Dodson goes to Sanger to install an electric light plant.

S. A. LOVETT and wife of Whitesboro are the new owners of the Electric Theatre, having acquired Mr. MILLS’ interest. The Lovetts will move here.

Miss LILLIE JONES entertained some friends. They all attended the lecture at the First Christian Church.

Mr. PETERS informed us that he put a concrete curbing around S. L. MCCOOL’S place on the south side, 380 feet of curbing along the sidewalks.

Rowland News
Grandpa WALDING is sick at the home of his daughter Mrs. MCGAUGHY.
Miss MYRTLE BEGLEY returned from visiting her sister Mrs. STEWART at Grady, Oklahoma.
C. C. GORDON and wife visited J. W. MADDOX family.
CLYDE MADDOX had business at Wichita Falls.
Misses MAZELLE SAVAGE and MYRTLE BEGLEY visteid Mis DONNIE MADDOX.

Advertisement for pure bred White Plymouth Rock chickens by Mrs. MARTY BRATCHER, phone 162, 2 longs and one short, Route 3, Nocona.

Green Brier
Little MATTIE ANDERSON visited her aunt at Nocona.
WALTER HILL and wife were guests of Grandma SIMMONS in Sandy Moundy.
J. ELDRED and wife visited ALBERT ELDRED.
Mrs. EMILY MELTON and Miss MAGGIE ELDRED were guests of the BRANSFORD family.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER BRANSFORD and Mrs. NORA CLAXTON visited here.

Mrs. DORA DEAN MCCUTCHEON announces the engagement of her niece, Miss BERYL CUMMINGS, to LEONARD LACK. Miss Cummings is a Texas girl and an accomplished musician. She came West a year ago to study music with Mrs. McCutcheon and decided to make her home here. Mr. LACK is a Portland business man, popular with his friends and respected by business associates. From the Sunday Oregonian at Portland, Oregon.

J. S. WOOD, JOHN DRAKE, JOE BENTON, SID DAVIS, and ED DYER went to Montague in Mr. Drake’s Overland car.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. LEMON are ‘at home’ at the Gilbert Cottage on south side, after their return from Galveston.

April 24, 1914

Mrs. G. E. TOBEY
Mrs. G. E. TOBEY was called by death Wednesday afternoon, April 22, at the home of her daughter Mrs. E. L. KENDALL at Dallas where she made her home. She has been seriously ill for the past few weeks. The remains were brought to Nocona Thursday and buried Friday beside her husband who preceded her in death. Those being present: Mrs. E. L. KENDALL of Dallas, Mrs. T. J. SMITH of Fort Smith, Arkansas besides the Nocona relatives, Mrs. W. A. MCCALL and family. ANGELINA PEPLIN was born in Pope County, Arkansas, was 82 years old on April 2, married CHARLES EDWARD TOBEY at Norristown, Arkansas in 1847. Mr. Toby died at the age of 95 years last October. Eleven children were born to them, nine are living: Mrs. LOURINE BROOKS, of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. W. M. DANIEL of Henryetta, Oklahoma; ELLIS TOBEY, C. E. TOBEY Jr., and S. H. TOBEY and S. H. BOEY in California; Mrs. T. J. SMITH of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Mrs. E. L. KENDALL of Dallas, and Mrs. W. A. MCCALL. She made her home in Arkansas until 1889 when her family moved to California, then to Texas in 1901, making their home in Nocona for the most part of the time. She was laid to rest beside her husband on April 24, 1914. A funeral service was held at Dallas before leaving for Nocona and a quiet service at the McCall residences before interment.

A card of thanks for assistance of our son, F. B. LOE Jr., by Mr. and Mrs. F. B. LOE.

Rowland News
Mrs. TATUM is under a care of a doctor at Nocona.
NEWELL DUNFORD, ZED STEWART, and wife of Grady, Oklahoma and MYRTLE BEGLEY visited the Healdton oil field.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MADDOX visited the A.J. BOYD family.
The J. A. BEGLEY family visited his parents, the J. H. BEGLEY family.
JOEW BROWN and AUSTIN BROWN were at the Healdton oil field.
Miss WINNIE BROWN is ill.
Miss ESSIE HOWARD visited her sister VERA at college at Fort Worth.
WILIE BEGLEY visited EMMET BOWERMAN.
GUY ROLLS returned from visiting his brother ARIL ROLLS.
Miss MINN HOWARD of Spanish Fort visited ESSIE HOWARD and WINNIE BROWN.
The A. W. SALMON family visited the ZIBE HARALSON family.









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