The Montague County Times
POE B. VANDAMENT and TOM DANIEL, owners and publishers.
Friday, February 23, 1951
Bellevue by Mrs. LOMA WETSEL
Mr. and Mrs. BILLY TYSON of Dallas visited Mr. and Mrs. LEE TYSON.
Sgt. LESLIE DUTTON of Seattle, Wash., is home on furlough.
Mr. and Mrs. JERD JOPLING of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. LEE JOPLING of Fort Worth, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE DUTTON.
Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR STARNES, Mrs. MICKEY SKINNER and baby of Portales, New Mexico, Mrs. LUTHER O’STEEN of Abilene, LEONARD SIMMONS of Keller, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY SIMMONS and daughter of Wichita Falls visited Mrs. A. Y. SIMMONS.
Rev. D. L. HUNT and family of Bethol were here Sunday. Rev. Hunt filled the pulpit at the Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. SPEARS received word that their son, Pfc. JERRY SPEARS landed Feb. 10 in Yokosuika, Japan.
Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD MEYERS and son of Dallas spent the weekend with Mrs. A. F. MCCRARY.
Mrs. J. F. WATSON of Alvord visited the JOHN MAXWELL family.
Staff Sgt. JAMES R. INGILIS, wife and two children visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R. INGILIS.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM HARRIS of Grandview, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. COLE of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES PRIEST of Sanger visited Mr. and Mrs. F. L. AULICK.
Illinois Bend by Mrs. DAN HOOVER
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIE PASCAL and daughters of Bellevue visited Mr. and Mrs. C. D. MATNEY.
Mrs. JOHN SEWELL and daughter Mrs. CLARK LYONS went to St. Jo to see her daughter-in-law, Mrs. EUELL TUCK who is in the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. MOORE PRICE were visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES LYONS.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. MATNEY and daughter were in St. Jo visiting .
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. HOOVER visited her brother BOOTS LOVELACE who has been ill.
CLIFF DOWD was in Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. CULLON WRIGHT and son visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. DAN HOOVER and boys over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. HOOVER, Mr. and Mrs. GENTRY JOHNSTON and son, and Mrs. OPAL DAVENPORT visited the Dan Hoover home.
Mrs. BLOYCE G. DAVENPORT and Mrs. LU DAVENPORT visited Bloyce Davenport at McKinney.
Card of Thanks to friends and neighbors for kindness during the illness and death of our mother, from WILLIS, ELBERT, CLINTON, and JACK OGLE, sons; Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT KIRBY and Mr. and Mrs. JESS H. WHATLEY, daughters.
Mrs. R. C. CADY slipped on ice Thursday evening, fell, breaking her right hip. She was attending the Thursday Club meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN B. HUNT when the accident happened.
Dewey News by MYRTLE MCMILLION
Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL ROMINES of Ryan, Okla., Mrs. NANCY ROMINES, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BARNES of Sunset visited Mr. and Mrs. OWEN FOSTER.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HUDDLESTON shopped in Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MCMILLION and children and RACHEL REYNOLDS visited Mr. and Mrs. C. C. REYNOLDS.
Mr. and Mrs. BUFORD HUDDLESTON were in Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. MCMILLION visited Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW HARRISON at Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. OWEN FOSTER and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. FOSTER visited relatives in Saint Jo.
Visiting the R. S. MCMILLION HOME Sunday were Mrs. LINNIE BELL and children, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. CHESSER, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. MCMILLION and children, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MCMILLION and children, RACHEL REYNOLDS, ELDRIDGE SEGLER, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE SIGMAN and MELVIN and BOBBY WATSON.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ROMINES visited the R. K. ENSEY family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BARNES of Sunset, Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL LEWIS of Altus, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ROMINES of Bowie visited Mrs. NANCY ROMINES Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. DELBERT GROTTIE / GROTTY of Bowie visited Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HUDDLESTON.
WILLIAM HUDDLESTON of Fort Worth visited the J. A. HUDDLESTON family.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. HUDDLESTON attended the show at Montague.
Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY CAGLE of Saint Jo visited Mr. and Mrs. L. C. FOSTER.
RAMA LEE BOYD visited Mr. and Mrs. JIM BARNETT at Alvord.
MARION FOSTER, ARNOLD SHULTS, and HOWARD EDWARDS visited EUGENE LANIER.
ELDRIDGE SEGLER visited the E. B. MCMILLION home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BARNES, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. MCMILLION, and JUDY visited Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE EDWARDS.
KENNETH REYNOLDS of Sheppard Field at Wichita Falls visited home folks.
LESTER WADE BOYD of Sheppard Field also visited home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM BARNETT of Alvord visited the AMSEY BOYD home.
The Thursday Club had a Valentine party at the home of Mrs. JOHN B. HUNT on Feb. 15. Attending were Mesdames GEORGE SLAUGHTER, WILBUR MORGAN, C. W. COFFIELD, A. J. ALLEN, WALTER SLAUGTHER, R. C. CADY, ROY SANDERS, DONNA CUPPLES, CECIL ALLEN, A. W. CLINE, TANDY WELCH, HARRY SCHAEFER, F. J. DIXON, W. R. POTTER, CHARLES GANT, D. CALLAWAY, W. T. WELCH, B. E. WATSON and the hostess.
LUTHER C. WALKER Observes 92nd Birthday Feb. 10
LUTHER C. WALKER, resident of Montague County 61 years, celebrated his 92nd birthday on Feb. 10. Mr. Walker, who resides about 1 ½ miles east of Nocona on Hwy 82 on land that has been in his possession since 1890, has been a resident of Texas since 1872. Born in Tippah County, Mississippi, Feb. 10, 1859, the pioneer came to Texas when he was 13 years old. He lived near Emory in Raines County two years then moved to Cooke County near Dexter where he lived six years, until he moved to Montague County. That same year, 1890, Luther Walker, his father, T. E. WALKER, and his five brothers moved to Collingsworth County, about 15 miles north of Childress. They drove their herd of cattle along the road which followed the Fort Worth and Denver RR. Traveling by day and herding the cattle at night, the Walker brothers and their father had difficulty with their cattle stampeding because of the passing trains. Luther Walker returned to Montague County and married MAUD BENTON in 1893. Mrs. Walker was a daughter of JIMMIE BENTON, long time pioneer of Montague County.
The Walker cattle brand now is the same as it was in the early days, a half circle 55 bar. In the early days of Walker’s residence in the county, he obtained his mail from Montague and Duxbury. He traded in a town east of him known as Head of Elm, now Saint Jo. He witnessed a hanging in Gainesville when the town was in its infancy. A man named NORTHSINGER was hanged after he was found guilty of murder. While the hanging was in process, a group of the condemned man’s friends staged a stampede in an unsuccessful attempt to halt the execution. Later another person confessed to the murder for which Northsinger was hanged.
Walker is the father of nine living children. A son, TOM WALKER, former Montague County state representative, and World War I veteran, died some years ago.
Mrs. G. W. WEISS
Mrs. G. W. WEISS, 90, of Nocona, died in a Nocona hospital, Saturday, Feb. 17, and funeral services were held in the Central Christian Church in Nocona, Monday, Feb. 19. Rev. WEEMS DYKES, pastor, conducted the rites. Interment in the Nocona cemetery was directed by the Daugherty Funeral Home of Nocona. Mrs. Weiss was a native of Illinois. She was born Oct. 24, 1860 in Macon County, Illinois. She came to the Nocona vicinity in 1888 and after a few years residence, moved away to Indian Territory. In 1916 she came back to Nocona. Mrs. L. C. STOUDER, Mrs. TOBE THOMPSON and ROY WEISS, all of Nocona, are among surviving relatives.
J. E. POWERS Rites
JOHN E. POWERS, 75, of Park Springs, died in the Bowie hospital Monday Feb. 19,and funeral services were held at the Parks Springs Baptist Church Tuesday. Rev. W. H. THORN of Alvord, Baptist minister, conducted the rites, assisted by Rev. GORDON THOMAS of the Park Springs church. Interment in the Alvord cemetery directed by Owens-Brumley Funeral Home of Bowie. Mr. Powers had been in failing health for several months and had been in the hospital days prior to death. ROY ALEXANDER, JERRY DUCK, K. H. DUCK, F. M. MCGEE, FRED HUDSON and CECIL PHILLIPS were active pallbearers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. ESTELLA POWERS; two sons, GEORGE POWERS of Sunset and JOHN S. POWERS of Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. C. L. ANDERSON of Ringgold, Mrs. W. H. HARPER of Panhandle, Mrs. ROY SMITH of Chico, Mrs. C. H. HUCKABEE of Bridgeport, and Mrs. N. G. COPELAND of Fort Worth; a sister Mrs. J. L. HASTINGS of Beaumont, California, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. ADA POSEY Given Surprise Birthday Party
Mrs. ADA POSEY was honored with a surprise birthday party at her home on East Nelson St. in Bowie, Feb. 20. The cake was prepared by her children and grandchildren. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT WORTHEN, Mr. and Mrs. LUKE WINTON and children, O. F. WORTHEN, ELTON WINTON, P. E. WORTHEN, Miss DAISY LOVELESS, all of Bowie, .W P. SISK, Mrs. CHRISTINE CLOWER and Mrs. OLLIE SISK of Alvord.
Ringgold by J. W. ANDERSON
Mr. and Mrs. HULEN TERRENTINE are the proud parents of a new son MIKEL born at the Nocona hospital Thursday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. CARRELL LAWSON of Denton visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. GRADY LEMONS.
CHARLES ‘BUCK’ LEE left for services with the U. S. Marines.
Mrs. PETE ANDERSON and children attended the funeral of her father JOHN POWERS in Park springs Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. FITE was visited by her daughter ANNIE MAY and family.
Bro. WELLS of the Methodist Church delivered the sermon Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM STEWART of Waurika, Okla., visited his niece, Mrs. J. W. ANDERSON and family.
LUTHER DEMOSS had business in Wichita Falls.
JAMES TALLEY of Henrietta was here.
H. C. PEMBERTON, Mr. and Mrs. CARL ANDERSON, Mrs. JESSIE YEAGER, and Mrs. J. W. ANDERSON attended the all day workers conference at the Baptist Church at Saint Jo.
JUNIOR DUFF of Camp Chaffin, Ark., visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. CARL ANDERSON were in Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY SHELTON, RICHARD WILKINS and little ROGER SHELTON of Henrietta visited friends here.
MELTON RAY STOUT and JAMES KENNEMER of Gainesville Junior College were here.
Miss OUIDA ANDERSON of Nocona visited her parents here.
Several Ringgold people visited at the Bowie hospital where GUY SMITH, cousin of HUGH SMITH, is ill.
HUGHES SMITH received word Friday at an uncle in Henrietta died suddenly.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE DURHAM had business at Terral, Okla.
H. C. PEMBERTON attended the funeral of Mr. REEVE at Nocona.
BUD BROOKS of Wichita Falls visited here.
OTIS JOHNSON of Bellevue was here.
Women’s Society of Christian Service Meeting
The W. S. C. S. of the First Methodist Church met Tuesday in the church parlors. Present: Mesdames I. L. CHANDLER, P. J. SCOTT, BERT DIMOCK, E. W. WRIGHT, F. E. YALE, J. G. REASONER, W. H. STEPHENS, F. J. DIXON, T. R. PIERCE, L. W. TARVER, and Misses GERTIE HASKETT, MARTHA ANNE GIBSON, and NORMA JEAN MCDANIEL.
Mr. and Mrs. LON ROBERSON and Miss BETTYE ROBERSON, technician nurse at Nocona hospital, returned from Chickasha, Okla., where Mrs. Roberson was called by the illness of her aunt, Miss EMMA CARMICHAEL who had pneumonia.
We lost another of our friends, Mrs. JOHN JACKSON of Hardy, who formerly lived here and was known as Mrs. JOHN HARPER. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church and burial in the Montague cemetery.
JOHN DAVIS was in the Major Clinic for a check-up.
BENNIE WADE of Wichita Falls visited the T. J. VANN home.
Mrs. A. V. FLEMING visited her mother then returned home to Denton.
Bro. JOHN RAYMOND filled his appointment at the Church of Christ. Attending the church front out of town were Mr. and Mrs. RUCKER NORED of Bowie and Mrs. B. J. MAGEE of Bowie.
Mrs. KATE LOYD returned from a visit with her daughter Mrs. LEON TAYLOR at Lawton, Okla.
Bro. DAVID KUYKENDALL was ill with flu.
GEORGE DONALD BERRY, stationed at Camp Hoop, visited here.
D. R. FREEMAN was rushed to the Bowie clinic, had pneumonia.
Mrs. HERBERT JACKSON and children of Bowie visited her mother Mrs. BESSIE WALKER.
Spending the weekend in the A. P. WOOD Sr. home were Mr. and Mrs. LOWELL WOOD of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. WOOD Jr. and LINDA of Jacksboro, Mr. and Mrs. DONALD WOOD of Fort Worth and Bro. DAVID KUYKENDALL of Decatur.
BILLY MINOR visited his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. LOYD CURRANT of Dallas visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JESSE COX.
Visiting in the ANDREW FENOGLIO home Sunday were Father Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY FENOGLIO and boys and TONY of Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED MCCRACKEN had as guest their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. RAY FENOGLIO.
Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS NOBILI took their son to the Major clinic for an ear infection.
BERN HARDISON visited his family.
Miss JO LEATHERWOOD visited her sister Miss ORENE LEATHERWOOD at Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. LEROY BENNETT and daughter of Graham visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. D. BENNETT.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE ADKINS of Fort Worth visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. PETE NABOURS.
Mrs. MOSE REED and family visited her mother Mrs. A. THOMAS at Irving.
Mr. and Mrs. JUNIOR SAMPLES of Nocona visited Mr. and Mrs. STANLEY COX.
Mr. and Mrs. NELSON GRONOW visited the JOHN BERRY home at Terral, Okla. Her sister Mrs. W. L. RICHARDSON of Terral returned with her to spend the week.
Mrs. F. O. BURGESS returned home from the Bowie clinic.
Mr. and Mrs. MATTHEW MAKIE of Fort Worth visited the JIM FENOGLIO home.
The FOREST WALL family and the CLARENCE JOHNSON family visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. FRED WALL.
WELDON CARMINATI was at Fort Worth.
Mrs. ROTTA is visiting her daughter Mrs. FRANCIS MERINO at Wichita Falls.
Mrs. JUANICE HOLLOWAY and LINDA returned home after visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. WATT SELF.
Mrs. FRANK MARTIN of Nocona visited her mother Mrs. S. L. TUMBLESON.
Mrs. LENA JACKSON of Jackson, Mississippi, visited her father and wife.
Visiting Mrs. MAGGIE COX were Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER COX of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. ALVIN COX and daughter of Wichita Falls, LUTHER COX of Nocona, Mrs. TROY COX of Wichita Falls, J. R. BULLARD and wife of Gainesville.
Deaths in Montague County 1951
STANFORD GREEN COOK of Bonita
GEORGE ROGERS of Saint Jo
WILLIAM ALEXANDER HAWKINS of Nocona
EDWARD M. WELLS of Bellevue
WELTON JAMES BALTHROP of Rosston
PAULINE NICHOLS of Bowie
STEVEN WAYNE SHOEMAKER of Bowie
ARTHUR LEE TAPP of Kelso
JOHN W. WALES of Bowie
SARA E. COOK of Ryan, Oklahoma
CHARLES A. SMITH of Bowie
GEORGE R. BRIMLEE of Bowie
ROSA M. BROWN of Belcherville
JAMES OSSIE BOWLES of Nocona
ELLEN MALINDA HICKS of Nocona
JONES SMITH of Nocona
Nocona Happenings by LOUISE ADDINGTON
Mrs. AUBREY MITCHELL fell on the ice.
ENID JUSTIN was in Fort Worth.
Dr. and Mrs. R. A. MAJOR announce the birth of a son, ROBERT ALLEN MAJOR Jr. born Feb. 14.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL TUCKER of Wichita Falls announce the birth of a son on the 16th. The mother is the former BARBARA ADDINGTON.
Mrs. E. F FISHER is recovering from an eye operation.
Mrs. KATHERINE KOLBENSCHLAG died Feb. 13 at a Wichita Falls hospital and was buried Feb. 15 from the Daugherty Memorial chapel with minister MURRAY WILSON officiating, with interment in the Nocona cemetery. Mrs. Kolbenschlag had lived in Nocona many years. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was an early tinsmith. Her only son, AGNEW KOLBENSHLAG, also preceded her in death some 15 years. Two granddaughters, one in New Mexico and one in California, were unable to attend the funeral.
Mesdames C. S. JOHNSON, N. C. FIELD, TOMMY PAINE, GERALD RUSSELL, MELVIN CHAMBERS, and GWENDOLYN RUSSELL were hostesses in the home of Mrs. N. C. FIELD with a shower to honor Mrs. POSEY BROWN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. GAINES and Mrs. NEVADA HENRY went to McKinney where Mrs. Henry visited her sister.
SID BARCUS of Wichita Falls was here.
Mrs. G. W WEISS, born in Macon County, Illinois, on Oct. 24, 1860, died Saturday, Feb. 17 and was buried Monday, Feb. 19. …
BRIDE MITCHELL of Wichita Falls visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. PAT MURPHY and children of Fort Worth returned from a vacation in Mexico and are guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. P. F. LESH.
Mrs. E. L. BRADSHAW and little daughter of Gainesville visited her mother Mrs. GYPSY EVANS.
Mr. LORE of Alvord was here inquiring where the ‘old’ Spanish Fort was located. He hoped to find a few arrowheads.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. TOMPKINS has flu.
The Valley Fort Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. COY SIMPSON. In spite of the ice, sleet and cold weather, 14 attended.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY THOMPSON are newcomers, moving from Illinois Bend to the old Cagle place here.
Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND TUCKER and children were guests of the D. L. THOMPSON family.
Mr. and Mrs. WILFORD BRAZIER and DAVID were visitors of the DRUE SCHROCK home.
COS C. CAIN had business in Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM DICK JOHNSON and SHERRIE of Fort Worth visited Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE SNYDER and children visited CALVIN JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE JOHNSON visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER PRICE and CURTIS RAY from Iowa Park visited the RAYMOND TUCKER home.
JOHN EDWIN LEE visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. LON LEE. John Edwin has his call for a physical examination at Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. AUBREY HUNTER of Nocona visited Mr. and Mrs. EDD HOWARD.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HILL had as guests Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE HILL and children from Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. LYNDELL O’NEAL and JERRY were guests of Mr. and Mrs. LEE O’NEAL.
Mr. and Mrs. COY SIMPSON were in Lawton, Okla.
BONNIE WILLIAMS was a guest of WANDA LEVETT.
Dedication Week at the Methodist Church will a different speaker each evening services with Brothers STEPHENS, BILL STOUDER, JIM HOAGLAND, EDD DAVIS, GASTON GREEN, and BOB EVANS.
Dye Mound by Mrs. D. O. NORVELL
Mrs. HENRY FENOGLIO and son KENNETH, Miss EVELINA FENOGLIO of Fort Worth, and Mrs. B. B. FENOGLIO of Aurelia visited Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES FENOGLIO and son Charles Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. WALLACE PHILLIPS and sons, MICKEY, FRED, and SAM returned to their home at Denver, Colorado, after visiting their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. TOM COLLIER.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COOK were present for the wedding shower of their niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. ELMO BREWER at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HOLLAND at Mallard.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. FENOGLIO and son Charles Jr. were at Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE MCINTIRE and children of Gainesville visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. TOM COLLIER.
Mr. and Mrs. DELMER NORVELL attended church services at Mallard.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. FENOLGIO and son visited at Aurelia with Mr. and Mrs. B. B. FENOLGIO.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM COLLIER had as guest their daughter Mrs. MARY PHILLIPS FAWKEKS(??) of Denver, Colorado.
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