The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
Friday, January 6, 1933
Couple Wedded Fifty Years with photo
Rev. and Mrs. JOHN P. HUMPHREYS of Nocona celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Monday with a reception in the home of their son, G. W. HUMPHREYS. Rev. Humphreys was an active Methodist minister for 30 years, serving churches in Texas and Arkansas, until superannuated in 1919. He is 84 years old. Mrs. Humphreys was Miss CLEMENTINE BRADSHAW before her marriage. Rev. and Mrs. Humphreys are native Kentuckians. They came to Texas in 1882 and were married in Wise County. They have six children living. The ones at the occasion: WILLIAM R. HUMPHREYS of Tulia, Miss NORA HUMPHREYS of Dallas, G. W. HUMPHREYS of Nocona, Mrs. FLORENCE JUSTIN of Fort Worth, Mrs. EDITH NAPIER of Hutchins, and Mrs. CUMMINS of Olathe, Kansas.
Death of Hughie Dearmore Jr.
HUGHIE Jr., son of Judge and Mrs. H. N. DEARMORE of Montague, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, and was buried in the Bowie cemetery Dec. 28. …Hughie was 12 years old and died of a throat ailment.
Miss EVELYN MCANELLY of Stephenville and HARVEY SMITH of Nocona, were married of Walters, Okla., Jan. 1, 1933. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. MCANELLY of Stephenville. She taught school here since her graduation from John Tarleton College and is teaching in the Belcherville school now. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. SMITH of Valley View community. He graduated from Nocona high school with highest honors and a student at John Tarleton, then received a degree from Texas A. & M. He is a teacher at Saint Jo.
Boy Killed in Fall over Bluff
MILLARD REEVES, age 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. REEVES, was found dead Sunday afternoon at the foot of a 12-foot bluff on Belknap Creek, north of Belcherville. … of a broken neck. The tragedy occurred on the old Crenshaw ranch, on what is now the BRITIE RICH place. The Reeves family came from Oklahoma City about two months and were living in a tent in the woods about 200 yards from the creek. .. The Reeves youth was subject to epileptic attacks and it is thought one of these spells caused him to plunge to his death. His father stated he had been treated in many hospitals in Texas and Oklahoma, for which the family had spent all they possessed. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at Belcherville Monday afternoon and burial was in the Belcherville cemetery, arranged by J. B. MARCH mortuary.
Mrs. J. L. BROILES
Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. BROILES at the Baptist Church at Belcherville Jan. 2, conducted by Rev. JONES of Ryan, Okla., arranged by J. H. Cone funeral home. Mrs. Broiles died at the family home at Belcherville.
The baby of Mr. and Mrs. OSSIE POSSEY died Thursday night at the family home. He was 32 days old. Funeral services and burial were at the Oak Hill cemetery Saturday.
Mrs. WINSTON CHARLES of Dallas, and Mrs. L. C. BYLES of Gladewater visited their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.B. LAWRENCE and aunt Mrs. J.C. MCCARN.
Mr. and Mrs. CHRIS HOLT of Nocona visited Mr. and Mrs. L. D. SMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES RUCKTASHEL visited Mr. and Mrs. ALTO GOLDSMITH at Prairie Mound.
Mr. and Mrs. DOUD CUNNINGHAM and daughter MARY LEA of Nocona spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. TOM KING.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. PRICE and children of Valley View, Mr. and Mrs. JESSE KILLIAN of Prairie Mound spent Christmas with Mrs. ALLIE RADFORD and FRED RADFORD.
Mr. and Mrs. JERRY LAWRENCE and CEIL(?) of Nocona attended a card party at Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MCCADES(?).
Mr. and Mrs. LURVETT and family formerly of Valley View moved to the N. E. BEAL farm here.
Miss BERNICE AGEE of Wellington visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN AGEE.
Miss BEULAH TRAMMELL of Ringgold became the bride of MAYHER MANTOR Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. She is the daughter of Mrs. JOE DILLON of Nocona. She taught school three years in Wichita Falls. Mr. Mantor is an English teacher at Central High in Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. MAXIE TRAMMELL and JOE and RUTH DILLON attended the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. ALEX BAREN /BARRON and Miss IVA WILLIAMS spent Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. BOB SOUTHWARD and Mr. Southward in Addington, Okla.
S. D. BAKER, a pioneer citizen of Ringgold, died Dec. 31 at Bowie in the Clinic. Mr. Baker had been a resident of Ringgold for 38 years during which time he was in the café business until a year ago when his health became such he could no longer work. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, one brother and one sister.
Sick: Mrs. FRED BOYDSTON, Mrs. GEORGE BECKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. ROY JONES, Mr. WRIGHT, Mrs. WILL WILLIAMS, Mrs. BOB HARRINGTON and children, Mrs. JIM YORK.
Mrs. SADIE BOYD was called to the bedside of her stepmother, Mrs. GEORGE HENDERSON near Saint Jo, who is ill with pneumonia.
BILL BEGLEY and family of east Texas spent Christmas with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEGLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. ZED STUART and family of Grady, Okla., visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. BEGLEY.
Mrs. MARVIN JONES and two small sons visited her parents in Oklahoma.
Married during the Christmas holidays: Miss CRESSIE HARGROVE and HARRY YORK; Miss MILDRED LINTON and CHESTER SEABOURN all of this community, Miss ESSIE FOX of Spanish Fort and WARREN MOORE of this community.
Moving: the REYNOLDS family moved to the Molsbee Chapel community; the LUTHER LOVETT family moved to Eagle Point, the EARSKIN HILL family moved to Spanish Fort.
Mr. and Mrs. WILEY TUCKER and family of Spanish Fort moved here.
Miss ALICE SMITH visited MILDRED and OPAL USELTON.
Mrs. BERTHA WINKLE and sister Miss MAUDE MARTIN of Colorado visited relatives here.
MILDRED USELTON visited VIOLA TUCKER.
ELTON CRIBBS of Vernon visited here.
Mrs. LELA ARMSTRONG of Petersburg, Texas, visited her brother TOM USELTON here and relatives at Shady Grove.
CLARENCE TONG returned to Oklahoma.
ROSS POLLARD, 55, formerly of Montague, died at his home in Bowie Saturday night and was buried Sunday there. Mr. Pollard was an old time citizen of this county.
24 Years Ago
Capt. BEAL bought the TICE property just south of Mr. Beal’s property.
The Home Mission Society Woman had a meeting at Sister WARREN’S.
WILL BRADFORD, attending college at Fort Worth, visited MAE D. BRADFORD home this week.
January 13, 1933
GERALD C. WILSON
Gerald C. Wilson, 25, died at the home of his uncle, HASKELL BELL, in Nocona Monday morning after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Aubrey with interment in the Aubrey cemetery arranged by undertakers from Turkey. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife and his uncle, Haskell Bell. Mr. Wilson was an employee of Justin Leather Goods for years.
HILLARD MARTIN and AUDREY WALL were married Dec. 22 at Waurika, Okla. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. OCIE WALL and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE MARTIN, all of Nocona. They are now located in the home of Mrs. T. H. FIELD.S
Mr. and Mrs. OLIN ROBERSON, Mrs. BROWN, Mrs. BELL KING, STEVE ROBERSON, Mrs. EVANS, Mrs. HAZEL KILCREASE and son BOBBY GENE, FLOYD ROBERSON, and Mr. and Mrs. LON ROBERSON of Bowie attended the funeral of their uncle, Dr. ROBERSON at Whitesboro last week.
APP MOLSBEE, who lives a few miles north of Nocona, sold 90 turkeys here Tuesday, for $142.30, a tidy sum. App Molsbee is one of several Molsbees in this section known as successful farmers.
Burglars Tuesday night broke into and robbed the general merchandise store of J. E. LEE & Son at Spanish Fort, hauling away a safe of 1500 pounds and a quantity of goods. Two men and a woman were arrested in Nocona.
Former Citizen Buried
ROBERT L. ROWLAND, 73, one of the first settlers of Montague County, died at his home in Denton Friday, Jan. 6 and was buried in the Fairview cemetery at Gainesville Jan. 7. Mr. Rowland died after an attack of pneumonia and influenza. He was born in Cooke County and had lived in Denton for the past 20 years. Before moving to Denton, Mr. Rowland lived many years near Spanish Fort, being one of the county pioneer citizens. He has many old time friends there. Surviving are his wife and children, Mrs. C. P. ANDERSON of Slaton and Mrs. B. A. GANT of Denton; and a brother J. M. ROWLAND of Spur. Mrs. D. S. PAYNE and son HOWARD and Miss MIMM HOWARD attended the funeral.
PEARL STRONG vs. B. STRONG, divorce.
(another divorce listed but bad copy)
Shower for Mrs. FLOY ETTER
A miscellaneous shower was given Jan. 3 at the HENRY MCGRAND home to honor Mrs. FLOY ETTER, a recent bride.
Valley View School “The Bark”
Editor in chief EVELYN MCGAUGHY; asst. editor LEE ONVAL USELTON; sport editor HERMAN LOVETT; senior reporter EDWARD NICHOLSON; junior reporter LEE ONVAL USELTON; sophomore reporter ONITA GRIFFITH; freshman reporter LOUISE BEGLEY; F.F.A. reporter BILL BLANTON; T.A.B. reporter OUIDA GRIFFITH.
Mrs. B. B. WILSON visited her son SKEIN WILSON at Wewoka, Okla.
Grandma MCGUIRE, 84, who lived 1 ½ miles south of Montague, died Friday night of last week of pneumonia. Funeral and burial was at Tage cemetery conducted by Rev. J. E. COX of Montague.
JOHN S. VICK
Saint Jo, Jan. 7: JOHN S. VICK, 73, died at his home 5 miles north of Greenwood Friday morning, after an illness of a few hours. Funeral services were held at the Rush Creek cemetery Friday, conducted by Rev. GILBERT WILSON of Decatur. Scott Bros. had charge. Mr. Vick was born in Kaufman County, Texas and came to Rush Creek community 55 years ago, where he was a leading citizen. He was converted and baptized into the Baptist Church at Spring Mound in 1997. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. BELLE WRIGHT of Marlow, Okla., and Mrs. RUDOLPH WEBER of Rush Creek.
Mrs. J. L. BROYLES
Mrs. J. L. Broyles, a Montague County pioneer, died last Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. B. KIRK of Belcherville after an illness of five months. Mrs. Broyles was 63 years 1 month 7 days of age. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at Belcherville by Rev. JONES of Terral, Okla., Misses JUANITA and LOIS HENRY sang, accompanied by Mrs. BERNIECE HENRY of Belcherville, Interment was at the Belcherville cemetery arranged by Cone funeral home. Seventeen grandchildren survive Mrs. Broyles; Mrs. IVA HENDERSON has six children who are Mrs. GLADYS HENDERSON UTZ of Oklahoma City, Mrs. IDA MAE HENDERSON PETERSON, RUBY LEE, JUNIOR, MARY and JIMMY of Terral, Okla. Mrs. W. O. HAWKINS has two children, CLARENCE and FRANCES of Wichita Falls. Mrs. G. B. KIRK has one child BILLY GENE KIRK of Belcherville; Mrs. CLARA POOR with three children, CECIL, HAROLD and CHRISTINE of Wichita Falls; Mrs. SAM ROBERSON with two children, VIOLA DEAN and J. W. ROBERSON of Gladewater; ROY BROYLES with two children, GARNETT and IMOGENE of Belcherville; RUDY BROYLES with one child MAXIE of Wichita Falls; there are two great-grandchildren.
LAURA DEDMAN was born in Missouri Nov. 26, 1869, and moved to Montague County in 1891. In 1885 she was united in marriage with J. L. BROYLES and to this union were born ten children, two preceded their mother in death: surviving children are: Mrs. IVA HENDERSON of Terral, Okla., Mrs. W. O. HAWKINS, Mrs. CLARA POOR, RUDY and FRANK BROYLES of Wichita Falls, Mrs. O. B. KIRK and ROY BROYLES of Belcherville, and Mrs. SAM ROBERSON of Gladewater.
Mrs. Broyles united with the Baptist Church years ago.
Mrs. HILLARD MARTIN, who was Miss AUDREY WALL, was honored with a miscellaneous shower given by Misses FAY SEWELL and FAYE JACKSON.
Miss MATTIE OTHA HUTCHESON of Ringgold was hostess at a bridal shower honoring Mrs. JONES BARNETT of Ryan, Okla., formerly Miss RUTH CARLTON.
January 20, 1933
J. F. NELSON
JOHN FRANKLIN NELSON, 69, died Saturday of a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Church of Christ conducted by Bro. JOHN BANNISTER. Interment at Nocona cemetery arranged by March funeral home. Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 7, 1873(?) in Dallas County (bad print). He married Miss EMMA ROGERS at Rowlet June 17, 1893. To this union were born eleven children, one died in infancy, ten surviving: WILLIE NELSON of Alex, Okla., Mrs. FRED MCGREW of Nocona, FRANK and LEE NELSON of Guthrie, Okla., CLIFTON NELSON of Oklahoma City, JOHNAS / JONAS(?), (bad copy), FRANCES, JULIA, and VERDA of Nocona. Other relatives at the funeral was his sister Mrs. P. C. CALDWELL and nephew of Garland, three brothers-in-law, JESS ROGERS of Oklahoma City, HOSEY and JOHN ROGERS of Ardmore, Okla., … He leaves six grandchildren, and brothers, ANDREW and R. W. NELSON of Arizona.
Little BONNIE MARIE ADMIRE died at her home, two miles north of Nocona, Sunday, Jan. 8. She was born May 12, 1928, age 4 years. She was operated on a few months ago, with a large tumor removed. Three months later another tumor appeared. …She is survived by her parents (not named), a sister and brother. She was laid to rest in Center Point cemetery Monday.
L. B. ‘COTTON’ WILLIAMSON and Miss LORENA/LAURA(bad print) HAGGERTON were married at Waurika, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 14. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILL HAGGERTON and a graduate of Nocona high school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. LON WILLIAMSON.
Miss WILMA HUFF, niece of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. DAVIS, was married to JESSE RUSSELL last Saturday, Jan. 14, in Waurika Okla. They were accompanied by ALBERT HARRELL and RUBY CHESNUTT. She is the daughter of Mrs. DORSETT of Lawton, Okla., but she made her home with her aunt and uncle for some time. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. RUSSELL of Nocona. He is a graduate of Nocona high school and now employed as a salesman for Curtis Publishing Co.
24 Years Ago
The following young ladies with their cameras: Misses CHLOE MARCH, DONNA RUSH, SYBLE FRY, NELL JORDAN, FERN JUSTIN, CAP CLARK, WINNIE BROWN, EVA BLACK, and HORTENSE LAFORCE.
Miss SALLIE MAE CONNER of Hempstead, Texas, is visiting her sister Mrs. N. T. PRIBBLE.
GEORGE MURPHY is selling groceries for TURNER DAVIS during his absence in Tennessee.
Death of Former Nocona Citizen
Taken from Kingsville Record
WILLIAM H. PARMLEY, well known farmer of Kleberg County, died yesterday morning at the family residence on Angle Road near Kingsville. He had been in ill health the past two years. He was 74 years of age…citizen of Kleberg County since 1918. Funeral services were held at the family home. Burial was in the Chamberlain burial park. Rev. M. D. OSMOND(?) of the First Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. A. H. CLARK of the First Baptist Church, conducted the service. Mr. Parmley was a member of the Baptist Church. WILLIAM HARRISON PARMLEY was born Sept. 13, 1855 in Wayne County, Kentucky. Fifty two years ago just before coming to Texas, he married Miss HILDA COFFEE. To this union eight children were born, six of whom, with their mother, survive. They are R. E. PARMLEY of Bennington, Okla., CHARLES PARMLEY of Big Sandy, Texas, T. M. PARMLEY of Channing, Texas, W. T. PARMLEY of Marisa. N. M., Mrs. T. J. ELOEK(?) and Miss DOCIA PARMLEY, both of Kingsville. One daughter Mrs. MANNA HAMILTON died about two years ago and another died in early childhood. All were present, except for the son at Big Sandy. Mr. Parmley lived in Nocona from 1895 to 1907. He operated a gin southeast of Nocona.
January 27, 1933
Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. MCMILLION, 76, a resident of Montague County for 40 years and who died at the family home here Monday after several months’ illness, were held from the residence Tuesday. Rev. J. A. RUSSELL of the Baptist Church at Claude, Texas, officiated. Burial was at Ringgold. Mrs. McMillion owned considerable property in western Montague County, where she and her husband, who died 17 years ago, first settled. She had been a resident of Nocona about 25 years. For 30 years she was a member of the Baptist Church and during her lifetime spent much of her time and energy to work in the church. She was a native of Tarrant County, Texas where she married G. W. MCMILLION on Aug. 26, 1880. Before her marriage she was Miss SARAH ANNA RUDD. Surviving are Mrs. ROSY GERMANY, an adopted daughter, who resided here with Mrs. McMillion and a sister, Mrs. IDA POWERS in Oklahoma. Pallbearers were W. H. LEE, W. L. ROBINSON, D. M. PAINTER, C. E. PAINTER, E. O.COLTHARP, and W. G. WILLIAMS. Cone Undertaking had charge.
Bowie Man, Stabbed, Dies
OCIE STEWART, 27, was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning at Bowie. Three men, G. C. NORTHERN, 20, RAYMOND DAWSON, 20, and ROY HUTCHINS, 21, were taken into custody in Fort Worth by the Montague County sheriff H. T. CHANDLER, deputy HARRY WALKER and Bowie city marshal CHARLES JACKSON several hours after the killing. The stabbing followed an argument in a Bowie café. Stewart and ROBERT LUTHER had returned from Houston with a cotton truck and were in the café when three strangers entered, and announced they would clean out the joint. Luther said Stewart replied that he was pretty tough myself… fight followed… Steward was stabbed in the neck. The three fled in their automobile and were arrested in Fort Worth. … Other witnesses: JACK WORTH, night manager of the café, and HARRY RUDD of Wichita Falls, a patron. Northern is awaiting trial at Fort Worth for the slaying of his father-in-law last spring.
Funeral services for Stewart, an unemployed pipeline worker, were held in Bowie Wednesday at the home of his father-in-law, W. A. WELLS. Rev. BERT D. HALL of the Bowie Methodist Church officiating. Stewart is survived by his wife and four month old baby, and his mother Mrs. W. W. PORTER of Bowie. He had resided in Bowie most of his life and was well known.
Mrs. WILL HARGERTON, assisted by Misses MARIE WILLIAMSON and MAMIE SKILLMAN, gave a miscellaneous shower at the J. A. FOOSHEE home last Friday, Jan. 20, to honor Mr. L. R. WILLIAMSON, formerly Miss LORENE HAGGERTON.
Miss DORA ROTTA of Montague was married to S. A. VANPELT of Byers last Saturday, Jan. 14, at Henrietta, Texas with Father RETTER reading the ceremony. They were accompanied by PETE D. VITIALIA and JOE ROTTA. They will live in Byers.
HAROLD HEATON CATES
HAROLD HEATON CATES, 26, died at the Pauls Valley Hospital in Pauls Valley, Okla., Jan. 19, 1933, following tonsillitis, influenza and pneumonia. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Nocona with Rev. C. E. COGSWELL, pastor of the Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Pauls Valley funeral home. Pallbearers were NOEL HUNTER, BAY CROXTON, EMMITT WILLIAMSON, BOB FLYNT, J. L. GRAY and CLARENCE CHANDLER. Harold was born Sept. 14, 1906 at Nocona, Texas. He was a graduate of Nocona high school in 1928 and entered the fall term of Texas A. & M in 1928. He was a graduate of the Danforth School of Pharmacy at Fort Worth. He married Miss RUBYE ALWARD at Oklahoma City June 9, 1929. At the time of his passing, he was employed by the Pauls Valley pharmacy. His mother died at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. W. MORGAN near Post, Texas Aug. 21, 1916. Besides his wife, grandmother Mrs. M. J. HEATON, uncles GEORGE and DAVE HEATON, and aunt Mrs. TOM MORGAN, young Cates leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing.
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