The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
Friday, September 1, 1933
Mrs. C. McCall
Mrs. NELL JOSEPHINE MCCALL, 53, wife of CADMUS MCCALL, died at her home here Friday morning, Aug. 25. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the family home, conducted by Rev. Father SCHAUF. Interment at the Nocona cemetery arranged by J. H. Cone funeral director. Mrs. McCall had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. McCall was born in Whitesboro, Nov. 21, 1879. She came to Nocona in 1900 where she taught school for 1 ½ terms, resigning at midterm to marry CADMUS MCCALL. She was an active worker and leader of civic and charity work in Nocona,… She is survived by her husband, sons JAMES and CADDY, daughter Mrs. BOB STOREY, all of Nocona, three sisters, Miss MIDA MCCULLICUDDY of Dallas, Mrs. G. E. BARNES of Gordonville, and Mrs. LILLIAN RINES of Chicago. ..
FRED BELL, 25, died at his home about seven miles east of Nocona Monday after a lingering illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held in the Mt. Tabor cemetery Tuesday with Rev. COOK in charge, burial arranged by Cone funeral director. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. BELL, four brothers, DALTON, ROY, WEBBIE and WALTER; sisters, Mrs. PEARL BROOKS, Misses THELMA, ALMA and RACHEL BELL.
Has Six Living Great-Grandparents
BOBBIE EARL HEWITT, one year old son of Mr. and Ms. JESSE HEWITT of Nocona, had six living great-grandparents: GEORGE CARTER of Tazwell, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES A. ELSTON of Lingleville, Mrs. ELIZABETH VANNOY of Nocona, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HEWITT of Belcherville, their ages range from 67 to 84 years. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HEWITT and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. VANNOY of Belcherville.
September 8, 1933
JOE REYNOLDS Dies
JOSEPH ISIAH REYNOLDS, 54, died at his home here Sunday afternoon. Funeral services with Masonic rites were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. P. LUTON, assisted by Rev. W. T. KEYSER. Interment in Nocona cemetery arranged by March’s funeral director. Mr. Reynolds suddenly took ill about ten days ago and was taken to the Harris Hospital at Fort Worth but the doctors told him he had only a short time to live. Mr. Reynolds was born near Bolivar in Denton County, Texas, Oct. 21, 1878. In 1887, age of 9, his family moved to Montague County, settling near Forrestburg, then in 1919, he moved to Nocona with his family. For 16 years Mr. Reynolds was a peace officer, two years in Colorado and 14 years in Texas. At the time of his death, he was a Texas Ranger. In 1912 he professed faith in Christ. His parents were members of the Methodist Church.. Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife and two sons, URSHAL and HERBERT; brothers ALBERT of Denver, Montague Co., CLAUDE of Pittsburg, Kansas, DENNIS JACKSON of Dallas; two sisters Mrs. AMANDA RUSS of Bowie and Mrs. MAE PARRACK of Randlett, Okla. Pallbearers were FRANK WOOD, N. R. BEAL, J. T. TOMPSON, CLARENCE CHANDLER, CHARLES BENNETT and WADE LONDON.
THOMAS G. DUNBAR
Saint Jo, Aug. 31: THOMAS G. DUNBAR, 92, died at the home of his son, C. H. DUNBAR, here Thursday after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the Saint Jo Methodist Church Friday with Rev. CLARENCE BOUNDS officiating. Interment was in the Hardy cemetery 8 miles south of Saint Jo. Mrs. Dunbar is survived by two sons, C. H. DUNBAR of Saint Jo and E. D. DUNBAR of Montague; three daughters, Mrs. HATTIE WOODS and Mrs. PEARL FOSTER of Dallas, and Mrs. RUBY VINEYARD of Temple, Okla., 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was born Jan. 2, 1841 in Graves County, Kentucky, coming to Texas in 1879, spent one year in Grayson County, then to Clay County for three years. He moved to old Ducksworth 7 miles southwest of Saint Jo where he reared his family. For the past years, he made his home with his children. He was a member of the Mount Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian Church for years.
24 Years Ago
Born to Mr. and Mrs. U. S. GOAD, a daughter, Sunday, August 30.
There was an informal reception last Saturday afternoon with Mrs. N. M. FLYNT entertained to honor Mrs. LILLIE CHENOWETH, a guest and aunt of Mrs. T. H. FIELDS. Misses VERNA and ORA FLYNT served punch. Attending were Mesdames W. D. CARMICHAEL, W. B. LEWIS, N. W. CRAIN, T. H. FIELD, L. CHENOWETH, R. B. CLARK, J. A. FOOSHEE, G. T. MCBROOM, J. J. BERRY, CLAUDE L. GLASS, CHARLES L GASS, and Miss JULIA LUKER.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. HUGH GREEN a son Monday of this week.
Dr. J. D. MCCLINTON and wife of Water Valley, Texas, are visiting Dr. Foster and family. Mrs. McClinton is a relative of Dr. Foster.
S. A. CASTLEBURY of Vernon stopped here en route to Honey Grove to see his old friend, OLE FLADOS. He always brings his shoes from Vernon to have Mr. Flados repair them. He claims Mr. Flados is the best repairman and bootmaker in the country.
Death of Saint Jo Man
Saint Jo, Sept. 3: EDWIN LEE PARKS, 58, local mail carrier from post office to trains, died here Saturday afternoon after a ten day illness. Funeral services were held at the Saint Jo Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. PAUL THOMPSON of the church. Interment was in Mountain Park cemetery directed by Scott Bros. Mr. Parks came to Saint Jo with his parents, age of 4 and had lived here since that time. He conducted a local drayage company for some years and was agent for the Gulf Refining Co. until 1931, since that time, he carried the mail to and from the trains. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. BERTHA PARKS; three daughters, Miss LAURA PARKS of Houston, Mrs. ORBIA ADAMS of Dallas and Mrs. JOE KINSEY of Overton; son T. J. PARKS of Saint Jo; brothers, WILL PARKS of Colorado, RUSSELL PARKS of Plainview, and ALBERT PARKS of Saint Jo; sisters, Mrs. GRACE EVERETT of Electra and Mrs. EDITH ROBERSON of Saint Jo.
September 15, 1933
(pages are torn with obits missing)
From part of one item for ‘card of thanks’ in memory of wife, mother and aunt (no name given) from S. L. MCCOOL, T. A. STEPHENS, Mrs. ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Mrs. W. D. HENDRIX, Mrs. CLAUDE TAYLOR, HOWELL HARRIS, (rest of names torn off)
In Memory of Mrs. E. L. LEE from her family (names torn off).
Child Killed by Automobile
JOHN RUSSELL PERRY, 7, nephew of F. L. and FRANCIS E. PERRY, publishers of the News and son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. PERRY of Tyler, was run over and killed there by a car at noon Tuesday. The child ran between two parked cars and into the street after a ball when he was struck. The funeral and burial was at Mexia Wednesday. The child’s father operates a job printing plant in Tyler.
Mrs. I. P. DODSON and daughters DORCAS and DORIS of Decatur, Mrs. H. B. HORN and daughter JEANNE of Abilene were guests of Mrs. Dodson and Mrs. Horn’s mother, Mrs. ANNE JORDAN
September 22, 1933
Miss BERNICE GOSSETT of near Bowie and CALVIN TIPTON of Nocona were married Saturday at the home of the justice of the peace D. M. PAINTER. She is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. GOSSETT of near Bowie and he is employed as a mechanic at the Ford Motor Co. They will have an apartment at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER SEWELL on Travis St.
24 Years Ago
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. P. GRIFFITH a fine girl last Thursday.
JAKE CIPLIN and Miss FLORENCE LAND eloped and were married last Wednesday at Montague.
Marriage licenses: R. M. PATTERSON to RUBY MAYER; JAKE SCITERN to FLORENCE LAND; ESKIN HILL to LAURA TUCKER; OSCAR REYNOLDS to LELLIE MCMILLION; G. R. REDDY to NORA HEATH; L. C. SMITH to ESTHER COOK.
Mrs. J. R. RACHAEL of Petrolia is the guest of the J. A. FOOSHEE family.
GEORGE ANTRUM went to Dallas to accept a position with Sanger Bros. as one of their large force of employees.
Miss AVO AGEE went to Bonita to meet her cousin, Miss MABEL HIGHTOWER, who will visit here.
Mrs. MURPHEY Celebrates 54th Birthday
On Sunday, Sept. 17, the children and grandchildren and friends of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MURPHEY / MURPHY met at the home of their daughter, Mrs. WILL TAYLOR, to celebrate Mrs. Murphey’s 54th birthday and their wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Murphey was born and reared in Alabama. They have eight children, four boys and two girls (number?) and 17 grandchildren. The children and grandchildren attending were Mr. and Mrs. WILCOX and daughter, Mr. and Ms. JESSE MURPHEY and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. WESLEY MURPHEY and son, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM MURPHEY and children, Mr. and Mrs. WILL TAYLOR and children, Mr. and Mrs. MILLARD MURPHEY and children of Wilson, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND MOLSBEE. Friends were Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE STEWARD and children, FRED SHAW, J. L. TAYLOR, all of Wilson, Okla., Mrs. MONEY of Highland, Texas, Mrs. BUELAH DILLARD and daughters of Conroe, Mr. and Mrs. TOM RICHARDSON and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MORRIS, Mrs. EULA MARMADUKE, Mr. and Mrs. DUGGAN and family, Mr. and Mrs. ED TAYLOR and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. ROBERTS and sons, Miss HATTIE DAVIS, Miss THELMA TAYLOR, and JOHNNY USELTON of Valley View.
September 29, 1933
Pecan Gap Man Killed at Ringgold
J. R. SANDLIN, 33, died in the Bowie hospital Monday night as result of injuries received Monday about noon when the Rock Island train struck his truck at a railroad crossing near Ringgold and severely injured W. H. MCFERRIN who is slowly improving at the Bowie hospital. Both men were residents of Pecan Gap from Vernon where they had taken a load of cotton pickers. They stopped at Ringgold to visit Mrs. R. A. MCCLANAHAN. They were leaving Ringgold when the accident happened.
Former Montague County Official Fatally Wounded
Cooper, Sept. 24: N. P. MCMILLAN, 7u5, retired business man, was found shot to death today at his home. A pistol lay by his side. His wife heard the shots and rushed to the backyard to find him with two bullet wounds in his side. Funeral services were arranged for tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist Church. McMillan came to Cooper 27 years ago from Montague County where he served as county treasurer. He is survived by his wife, sons HARRY MCMILLAN of Marietta, Okla., and BENTON MCMILLAN of Cooper, daughter Mrs. ZORA HERRING of Dallas, also three brothers and three sisters who live in Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. COBB announce the marriage of their daughter Miss OREAN to IVAN A. BAXTER on Sunday, Sept. 24 in Gladewater, Texas. She is a graduate of the local high school here. He is manager of a wholesale grocery house in Gladewater and was formerly with the Helms-Eubanks(?) Grocery Co.
The wedding of Miss ORA WILLIAMS and CHARLES THORP took place at the Montague County Courthouse on Sept. 9. Miss HAZEL WILLIAMS, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and RICHARD HUDSON was best man.
Four boys, BOBBY STUART, T. J. and V. C. ALLISON and HOWARD PARKER barely missed being hit and possibly killed by a passenger train Wednesday afternoon. Howard Parker was on Bobby Stuart’s horse at the crossing near Martin’s Feed Mill and the other boys on foot, and did not see the approaching train. The train hit the horse after Howard Parker jumped off the horse.
ELLIS OLIVER and ELIZABETH COBB; RICHARD CURNUTTE and EDITH TOWERY; C. J. THARP and ORA WILLIAMS; JEFF PORTER and MATTIE COREEN COOK; HOLLIS M. LEMONS and CLEOTIA PARROT; HENRY PACE and ALMA LOVELADY; ELWOOD MCGITY and OPAL WILSON; CALVIN TIPTON and BERNICE GOSSETT; ANDY MILLER and Mrs. ROSALEE THARP; VERNON B. BARNES and DOROTHY ARNOLD, BENTON SINCLAIR and DOROTHY MAE CHILDS, FENTON H. NAIL and DELL THOMPSON; J. D. RIDENOUR and RENA TIPTON.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Have Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WEAVER entertained with a dinner to honor her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. GILLEN and family, visiting from Houstin, Idaho. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. PARIS JENNINGS, Mr. and Mrs. JIM SAPPINGTON and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. WEAVER and family, Mr. and Mrs. MARION WEAVER and family, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT WEAVER and family, Mrs. ALTA UNDERWOOD, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. BLACK, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE PHILLIPS, Mrs. C. L. MAYFIELD and family, Mrs. ROBERT LITTLE, HORACE GRAY and Miss LIDA WEAVER.
J. H. HIGHTOWER, who has been seriously ill at his home west of Nocona, was taken to the home of his daughter Mrs. A. G. COLLINS at Royce City.
October 6, 1933
JONAH M. CLAY
JONAH M. CLAY, 48, died at his home here Tuesday, October 3, after a lingering illness of several years with Bright’s disease. Mr. Clay’s illness started when he was in the World War but due to his unselfish nature, did not lay the origin of his illness to injuries he received in service, so he did not receive the pension he should have received. Funeral services were held at the Green Briar cemetery Thursday, conducted by Bro. LEE PARTRIDGE, arranged by Cone funeral director. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. C. H. CLAY; four brothers, AL, SCOTT and BUNK CLAY of Logan, N. M., and CHARLES CLAY of Nocona; sisters Miss JOSU CLAY and Mrs. OLLIE CLAY of Nocona (?names). Pallbearers were American Legion members: GRADY FOOSHEE, J. D. GIST, M. K. THRASHER, JESSE D. WOODS, ROSS MCMAHON, and FRANK FOSTER.
JOHN LEE is at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT BRAISER brought their little son home from the St. Paul hospital.
ELMER PRICE had a bad arm from a nail.
The Methodist revival began when Bro. BERRYHILL preached. Bro. BRUCE JONES will preach.
Mr. and Mrs. AUBRY PARRISH of Post visited relatives here and while here, received word their home burned down. They are former residents of here.
JOHN RIDENOUR and Miss REVA TIPTON were married Saturday and left for Post where they will live until Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. HOOVER and his sister of Illinois Bend visited Mr. and Mrs. Berryhill Sunday.
Miss ELIZABETH JOHNSON and Mrs. TALLY of Burr Oak attended church here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HILL entertained her mother, Mrs. N. E. HARRISON with a luncheon Oct. 1. The birthday cake had 85 candles. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. R. V. HOWARD of Waurika, Okla., Mrs. E. H. CRAIN of Denton, Mrs. CORINE WALKER and children, ADA LOUISE and R. A. of Paducah.
THOMAS SCITERN and HOMER SINGLETON had an accident last week. They ran their cars together at a blind corner in Spanish Fort. No one was hurt.
Mrs. BESSIE WALL
Mrs. BESSIE WALL, 40, died at the Harris Sanitarium at Fort Worth Wednesday evening, result of appendicitis. Mrs. Wall took ill suddenly Tuesday and was rushed to Fort Worth but arrived too late for an operation. Mr. and Mrs. Wall have lived on the Stanfield Ranch for the past two years, former Nocona residents. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Nocona Thursday by Rev. ROY COOK and Rev. E. L. MOODY. Interment in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director. Mrs. Wall is survived by her husband ARVEL WALL, seven children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL of Denton County. She was a niece of Rev. JESSE RUSSELL, former Baptist pastor here.
October 13, 1933
Montague Pioneer Buried
DOCK KING, 75, died at the home of GEORGE WILSON, west of Nocona, Tuesday, Oct. 10, result of flu and pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Wednesday, conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY, arranged by March funeral director. Mr. King was born in Illinois, Jan. 13, 1858 and moved to Texas in 1869. In 1874 he moved to Montague County and lived in and around Nocona. He is survived by two daughters, one in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas, three brothers, JOHN KING of Nocona, TOM KING of Eagle Point community and SIMON KING of Chillicothe.
Miss CLIFFIE PRICE and ROY MCCARLEY, both of Nocona, were married at Terral, Okla. Tuesday evening by Rev. POWERS of the Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. PRICE, a graduate of Nocona high school and attended T. W. C. at Fort Worth and N.T.T. C. at Denton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. MCCARLEY and has been with the CCC camp at Grand Lake, N. M.
Pioneer of Montague County Dies
Duncan, Okla., Oct. 10: Mrs. M. M. WEBB, 74, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, J. O. WEBB, four miles northwest of Duncan where she resided since 1923. For 30 years, Mrs. Webb was a resident of Montague County in Texas where her husband died in 1919. Mrs. Webb leaves 12 children, 47 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. W. A. WEBB of Rule, Texas; Mrs. J. O. SISK of Carnegie, Okla., T. D. WEBB of Healdton, Okla., W. R. WEBB of Nocona, Texas, M. M. WEBB of Carnegie, Okla., B. C. WEBB of Clinton, W. G. WEBB of Bowie, Texas, C. M. WEBB of Longview, Texas, D. M. WEBB of Dalhart, Texas, and W. T. WEBB of Wheeler, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Montague, Texas.
October 20, 1933
Miss EVELYN HATHCOCK of Nocona and LEE CRENSHAW of Belcherville married at Ryan, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Mrs. OLGAH HATHCOCK and niece of Mrs. J. C. RILEY and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. LUNN. She was a member of the class of 1933 at Nocona high school. He is the son of the Mr. and the late Mrs. L. P. CRENSHAW, who has always owned and controlled vast ranch acreage in the county. Lee is now manager of the ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. TRIPP of Norman, Okla., announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss ERNESTINE, to DONALD D. ZIMMERMAN of Lefors, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. ZIMMERMAN of Pampa, Texas. They were married Aug. 29, 1933, at the Methodist Church of Three Sands in Oklahoma by Rev. N. F. POFFIT. They will make their home at Lefors where he is a member of the high school faculty. She was a junior at the University of Oklahoma, in the school of home economics. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Due to crowded conditions in the primary grades of the North Ward school, Miss IVOREE FLADOS was elected to be the new teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL GILL attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, FRED PRUETT at Rush Springs, Oklahoma.
October 27, 1933
Asleep in Tent, Nocona Man Burned to Death
BUCK VICKERS, 53, Nocona oil field driller, was burned to death while he slept in his tent Friday night, which was believed to be saturated with a mixture to keep it from leaking. The smoke and flames overcame Vickers before he roused himself to flee. The body was taken to Temple, Okla., for funeral services Sunday afternoon. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. DELBERT MELSON of Nocona and Mrs. POLLY KELLER of Louisiana and a son HENRY VICKERS of Nocona, and a brother JOE VICKERS of Gainesville.
November 3, 1933
Montague County Resident Dies at Home
GEORGE JACKSON, 79, died at his home west of town Thursday, Oct. 26, after an illness of several weeks and funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. HUGER of the Ringgold Methodist Church. He was born in Macon City, Missouri, Sept. 10, 1860. He came to Texas in 1875 and settled in Montague County. He married Miss MARTHA ELIZABETH CARDWELL in 1881. To this union were born two children, Mrs. G. P. BITER and W. H. JACKSON, both of Nocona. He is survived by his wife, two children, six grandchildren and other relatives. Active pallbearers; JACK DAVIS, Mr. DUGGAN, ROY JENNING, WES MURPHY, ELLIS MENASCO, and Mr. TAYLOR.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES MCNEW announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss BLANCHE, to ROBERT HOWELL of Chillicothe, Texas. She attended Nocona schools.
November 10, 1933
M. F. JASPER
M. F JASPER, 85, died at his home here early Tuesday from pneumonia and funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. STONE of the Methodist Protestant Church, and C. W. THOMAS of the M. E. Church. Mr. Jasper had resided here a short time, coming from Erath County where he resided 50 years. Survivors are his wife and stepson, C. W. CHERRY of Nocona. Pallbearers were CHRIS HOLT, HILLARD MARTIN, FRANK SKILLMAN, FRANK RUSSELL, REX MCDANIEL, and OZIE WALL.
IRIS ‘SKEET’ BOWERS and Miss LORENE HENLEY of near Saint Jo were married Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. COOPER with Mr. Cooper reading the ceremony. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BEN HENLEY of near Saint Jo and a graduate of Saint Jo high school. He is the son of C. A. BOWERS of Uvalde but has lived here the past seven years.
RALPH ABBOTT of Nocona and Miss VIRGINIA NOBLE of Montague were married in Montague, Sunday, Oct. 29.
Celebrates 67th Birthday
N. M. BEASLEY and SAM MOLSBEE celebrated their 67the birthdays at the home of Mr. Beasley in the Prairie Point community.
November 17, 1933
Dies of Heart Attack
W. A. BENTON, 67, was found dead Monday at his barn where he gone to make some quilting frames. Mrs. Benton went to see why he did not come to lunch and found him. It is believed he dropped dead from a heart attack according the justice peace D. M. PAINTER who held an inquest and rendered a verdict of heart attack. Funeral services were held at the family home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. E. COGSWELL and Rev. G. N. STONE. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery. Active pallbearers were BOB ANDERSON, GEORGE GWALTNEY, CASS SHACKELFORD, FRANK R. FOSTER, SIALS COCHRAN, EVERETT GIBBS, A. M. STOUT and ROSS MCMAHON.
WILLIAM AMBROSE BENTON was born near Quitman, Wood County, Texas, April 29, 1866, at age of seven, the family moved to Montague County where he has lived in and near Nocona and was engaged in stock farming. On November 14, 1897 he married Miss EVA WEISS, a daughter of a pioneer family of this community, who survives him. To them were four sons, ORIEN, DOUGLAS, MILTON and WADE, all surviving. He is also survived by his stepmother, Mrs. P. J. BENTON, and three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. C. C. WILLARD of Shawnee, Mrs. ARTHUR BELL of Nocona, Miss ANNE BENTON of Nocona, JOE BENTON of Nocona, C. C. BENTON of Tulsa, Okla., and HENRY BENTON of Sulphur Springs, Texas. …he arrived here in 1862 and his first home was is father’s place, the old PHILLIP BENTON homestead southeast of town.
Former Citizen Dies at Dimmitt
R. T. BAILEY, 68, formerly of Montague County, died at his home in Dimmitt, last Wednesday, Nov. 8, result of several months’ illness of stomach trouble. Mr. Bailey moved from this county in 1930 and lived near Nocona about 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. B. D. CLARK of Hobbs, N. M., Mrs. BILL WALLS of Cross Roads, N. M., Mrs. G. B. DUNCAN of Dimmitt, and Mrs. V. A. MOLSBEE of Nocona; four sons, WILL BAILEY of New Mexico, RICHARD BAILEY of Oklahoma City, EDWARD BAILEY of Grady, N. M. (fourth son not listed).
Funeral for Mrs. Walker
Mrs. ODELL WALKER, 30, wife of B. A. WALKER, died in a Wichita Falls hospital Wednesday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Shiloh Baptist Church 15 miles northeast of Saint Jo, conducted by Rev. J. E. KING of Denison, assisted by Rev. J. CALVIN DENNIS of Saint Jo. Interment was in the Coker cemetery. Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband, a daughter THEA, her mother, Mrs. VINA HARRIS, sisters Mrs. HAZEL WOMACK of Fort Worth and Mrs. JEWEL ROBERSON of Saint Jo, brothers, LUCIAN and M. A. SMITH of Fort Worth. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 11 years.
CARL EMBRY of Saint Jo Dies in Amarillo
CARL EMBRY, 19, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Amarillo, died in an Amarillo hospital Tuesday from severe pneumonia. Carl joined the last call to the reforestation corps in October and was sent to Amarillo to work in the Palo Duro Canyon. Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Church of Saint Jo Thursday, conducted by Rev. N. E. BERRYHILL. Interment was in the Mountain Park cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. MONROE EMBRY, two brothers and two sisters.
Miss LEOLA KNIGHT of Henrietta visited her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. PAYNE.
Mrs. FRANK CLEGG visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. J. PATTERSON at Sadler.
November 24, 1933
Services for Foster Smith
DREYFUSS FOSTER SMITH, 22, died in the Wichita Falls Clinic Hospital Monday after a major operation for mastoid trouble. Funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Tuesday, conducted by L. E. DUGGER of the Church of Christ. The body was brought from Wichita Falls by J. H. Cone funeral coach. Mr. Smith had been in the hospital for two weeks but had been ill for months. He is survived by his wife, his parents Mr. and Mrs. POKE SMITH, and brothers ZEETIE and LEE SMITH, all of Nocona. Pallbearers were HILLARD MARTIN, JACK WILLIAMS, H. VEHON, NOBLE BAGWELL, DOC GREER and B. WINKLE.
Montague Man Killed by Car
J. D. BARNES, 74, long time resident of Montague County and a resident of the town of Montague, was killed Friday morning, Nov. 17, near his home, when struck by a car driven by WELDON MCCARLEY of Nocona. Funeral services were held at the Montague cemetery Saturday, conducted by Rev. WALKER of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. JOHNNY COX of the Montague Baptist Church, arranged by J. B. March undertaking. Investigation disclosed the accident was unavoidable. Mr. Barnes was driving some cattle, one ran into front of the car and Mr. Barnes started after it, in attempting to avoid the cow, Mr. McCarley did not see Mr. Barnes in time to avoid striking him. … Mr. Barnes was the father of Mrs. ORA TURNER, employed at the Wichita Falls tax collection office. He was a brother-in-law of W. G. BRALLEY, former sheriff of Wichita County, and of Miss DORA CORNITT of Wichita Falls. Other survivors include his widow and two daughters, Mrs. WILLARD SHACKELFORD and Mrs. ETHEL LEATHERWOOD. Pallbearers were JESSE BARNES, FLOYD BARNES, JEWEL HUNTER, J. GIPSON, LUTHER MILLER and BRYAN THOMAS. Flowergirls were FLORA THOMAS, NELL THOMAS, WILLIE MAE BRADLEY, MAURINE BRADLEY, INEZ WOOD, INETA WOOD and RUBY MARIE WALKER.
24 Years Ago (Nov. 12, 1909)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. JONES last Tuesday, a fine girl.
Miss GIST, employed as teacher at Prairie Mound school, resigned and was replaced by WALTER COTHRAN of Montague.
Marriage licenses: L. R. RHYNE to Mrs. LEHIE RHYNE; J. M. PRENTICE to MARY FRAZIER; J. D. HICKS to Z. P. GRINER; G. H. VOWELL to DOCIE TATE; W. M. TALLEY to Mrs. MAY LOVE; C. M. KINDSFATHER to R. J. ALEXANDER; J. A. GRIMES to ARA MORRIS, L. J. COX to CLARA CASH; J. M. SMILEY to Mrs. MAGGIE CROSBY; J. J. POPE to ELIZABETH WALKER; J. A. BLOOMINGFIELD to MYRTLE BRIGHT; RALPH DUE to EMMA BOLTON; GRADY WOLF to FANNIE BENSON; JOHN CLARY to PEARL DENHAM; E. W. KINSFATHER to L. M. UNDERWOOD.
From Oct. 29, 1909
Sunday night at Belcherville, JOHN KIRK of Vashti and Miss MARY BITER of this place were married at the home of Squire PITTS. He is a promising young farmer of his community.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BRYANT Wednesday of this week at the residence of her mother, Mrs. T. A. HARRIS, a girl.
MINT HARRIS and wife and little JOSA ALEXANDER went to attend the state fair at Dallas.
Mrs. E. L. MCNABB and Mrs. WALTER NORWOOD entertained in the home of Mrs. M. L. MCNABB to honor her on her 72nd birthday.
Former Nocona Girl Dies at Bonham
Mrs. VERA BROOKMOLE-RODDOM died in the Allen Memorial Hospital at Bonham Thursday morning. The body was brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. BROOKMOLE, west of Nocona. She is survived by her husband and two children. Funeral arrangements are pending on the arrival of her husband in California.
Bonita by Mrs. R. F. MITCHELL.
Mrs. WILL APPLE and daughter OUIDA and son MELVIN visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. ALEX HOLLARS.
DUDLEY GRAMMER of Gainesville visited his sister Mrs. J. H. AYERS and family.
SMITH ADMIRE was in Montague.
IRENE MORROW and OLETA HAGGARD were guests of OVIE HOWARD.
Mrs. WALTER BUCK and daughter REGINA were in Nocona.
Mrs. TOM BRITE / BRIGHT visited her sister Mrs. CHARLES THOMAS at Nocona.
DOYLE BEASLEY and R. D. TOMPKINS visited JAMES LANGFORD.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM HAWKINS and son GENE DALE visited the J. D. HAWKINS home.
R. F. MITCHELL and daughter RUTH were in Nocona.
LEE BALLINGER and family moved to the GYP GASTON place north of town.
CHARLES HAGGARD, BROWNLOE LEATON, JOHN LEATON (LEIGHTON?), and SPENCE PHILLIPS were in Nocona.
]Mrs. MARY WELKER and Mr. and Mrs. AVIS WELKER visited DEWEY WELKER in the government hospital at Waco. Dewey is suffering from flu.
Mrs. JOHN YOUNG, Mrs. WILL YOUNG, Mrs. BESS LANGLEY and daughter NELL of Bowie visited Mrs. FANNIE MITCHELL and daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. LUBERT LOBBAN and Miss RUBY CHESNUTT were guests of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. LOBBAN in Wichita Falls.
Miss GERALDINE RUSH returned from Fort Worth where she was a guest of Miss PAULINE REED.
Mr. and Mrs. JESSE HEWLL, formerly of Belcherville, are now at the McNew apartment house in Nocona.
Card of thanks from the family of J. D. BARNES, signed by Mrs. J. D. BARNES, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. LEATHERWOOD, Mrs. ORA TURNER, Mr. and Mrs. WILLARD SHACKELFORD.
December 1, 1933
Nocona Couple 50th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. C. SMITH of Nocona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday, Nov. 26, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. L. ROBINSON, with a turkey dinner. They were married Nov. 26, 1883 at Dripping Springs, Texas, nine miles east of Sherman, where they lived until 1889. They moved from there to Montague County, settling about four miles south of Belcherville. They lived within a few miles of this place until 1913 when they moved to Nocona. Mr. Smith was born near Malvern, Arkansas on Nov. 26, 1861 and Mrs. Smith was born in Limestone County, Texas, on April 1, 1862. She was Miss MARY ELIZABETH LARISON. They both moved to Grayson County early in life. They have six children living, five of whom were present for the occasion: Mrs. W. L. ROBINSON of Nocona, ERNEST SMITH of Nocona, WALTER SMITH of Nocona, Mrs. C. C. LONG of Saint Jo, GEORGE SMITH of Misella Park, New Mexico, and Mrs. W. G. WILLIAM of Nocona. There were 19 family members present for the dinner.
24 Years Ago, Nov. 19, 1909
Mrs. CLIFF WILLARD of Shawnee, Okla. , visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. P BENTON.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. RILEY HANSON, on Nov. 11, a son.
Miss CARMINE KLINE of County Line, Oklahoma, and CHARLES HORTON of Nocona were married in Wichita Falls, Saturday, Nov. 25. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. KLINE, who formerly lived in Nocona. For the past two years she had made her home at County Line, Okla. He is son of the Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HORTON of Nocona and connected with the Nocona Leather Goods.
Mrs. ALMEDIA BOWMAN, 83, died at her home here Monday after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Molsbee Chapel church on Tuesday, conducted by Bro. TIDWELL. Interment was in the Molsbee Chapel cemetery. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G. A. JOHNSON of Nocona, Mrs. R. L. WHITESIDE of Memphis, Texas, and Mrs. WALTER COCHRAN of Stonewall, Okla.; three sons, E. A. BOWMAN of Nocona, J. E BOWMAN of Memphis, Texas, and F. A. BOWMAN of Anaheim, California, 40 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were ABE MOLSBEE, APP MOLSBEE, ONZIE MOSLBEE, JOE SHELTON, W. E. SHELTON and LUTHER JACKSON.
Funeral services for Mrs. ROBERT RODDOM and daughter PATRICIA DORIS of San Diego, California, who died in the Allen Memorial Hospital at Bonham, Nov. 23, were held Saturday afternoon at the Church of Christ, conduced by L. E. DUGGER of the church. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery. Mrs. Roddom was born Nov. 23, 1902 at Honey Grove, moving from there to Nocona where she finished high school in the class of 1923. She married ROBERT RODDOM of California on Nov. 14, 1925 and made her home in California and Florida since that time. She had been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. BROOKMOLE of near Nocona since last May. She is survived by her husband, son ROBERT Jr., her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. Brookmole, sister VERNA BROOKMOLE and brother FELIX BROOKMOLE. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were ROBERT RODDOM and ROBERT Jr. and FELIX BROOKMOLE of San Diego, California; Mrs. SMITH ALEXANDER of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. LEE BROOKMOLE of Charleston, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. GEORGE and Mr. and Mrs. PAUL GEORGE of Ringgold. Pallbearers were O. M. ALLISON, IRIS BOWERS, W. O. COOPER, JIM SMITH, E. O. LORING, and BILL BANISTER.
Mrs. FRANK A. MOOD and son JOHN left for Mason to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of her parents Mr. and Mrs. DAN JORDON.
E. N. HOPKINS
E. N. HOPKINS, 53, died at his home here Sunday after a lingering illness of 8 months. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. THOMAS, pastor. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery arranged by J. B. March funeral director. Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. JACK HIGHSMITH and Mrs. O. W. HAWKINS of Pampa, CRAIG, JACK and NORMA HOPKINS all of Nocona; brothers, BROWN HOPKINS of Altus, Okla, T. D. HOPKINS of Fort Worth, and C. H. HOPKINS of Stuttgart, Arkansas, and sister Mrs. E. T. MOFFETT of San Antonio. Pallbearers were J. B. LAWRENCE, Mr. JOHNSON, FRANK FOSTER, ERNEST PERKINS, Mr. KNOX and CLARNCE DAVIS.
Mr. and Mrs. V. L. ROWE announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss KORNESE to ABNER WALL of Nocona on Sept. 3, 1933 at Walters, Okla. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. HILLARD MARTIN of Nocona. Rev. GEORGE HUTTO of the Baptist Church at Walters read the ceremony. She is a senior at Nocona high school. He is a graduate of the high school and is manager of the Magnolia Service Station.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, Miss DORA SEWELL and CLYDE STILLWELL, both of Nocona, were married at Waurika, Okla., by the justice of the peace MORGAN. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MARTIN SEWELL of Cyril, Okla., but had made her home in Nocona for some years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. STILLWELL of Bellevue and is connected with the West Side Dairy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEGLEY Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BEGLEY celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home north of town, Sunday. Nov. 19, with a turkey dinner. They were married Nov. 18, 1883 in Montague. They moved to Oklahoma in 1887 and in1908 they moved back and settled near Nocona. She was Miss ANA MADDOX before her marriage. She was first married to A. J. BOYD and they had one children, A. J. BOYD, born at Nocona. Mr. Boyd lived a short time. Both Mr. and Mrs. Begley were born in Searcy County, Arkansas. Mr. Begley moved to Montague age 16 and she moved to Montague age 15. They are the parents of six children, four surviving. One boy died in infancy and a son, J. A. BEGLEY, died in 1918. Those living are A. J. BOYD, DIKE BEGLEY, Mrs. MATTTIE STEWART, Mrs. MYRTLE DUNBAR, and BILL BEGLEY. They have 28 living grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. PERRY and son RICHARD visited her mother Mrs. MATTIE PATTERSON of Arlington, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. ED USELTON of Kirkland were guests of the PAUL COCHRAN family.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN C. WOMBLE of Stanfield Ranch visited her mother, Mrs. J. W. MADDOX.
December 8, 1933
100 men will begin work on road projects out of Nocona under the OWA. Program.
Miss OPHELIA DEARMORE, daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. N. DEARMORE and RENNIE HALL of Nocona, were married at the home of the bride, Wed., Nov. 29, by Rev. J. E. COX of the Baptist Church. She was a member of the graduating class of Montague high school last spring. He is employed at the county farm.
Montague County Pioneer Dies
Saint Jo, Dec. 5: JAMES NELSON AGEE, 74, retired farmer, died at his home 13 miles north of here Tuesday morning, after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Shiloh Baptist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. ROY MILLER of Gainesville. Interment was in Abel’s cemetery. Born in Pettis County, Missouri, on Dec. 4, 1859, Mr. Agee came to Texas, age 15, with his mother and brother, locating near Marysville in Cooke county. He married Miss CANZADA ABEL on Dec. 23, 1880. He moved his family to the present homesite in 1895. He is survived by his wife, sons TOM, JOHN, and JESS AGEE of Saint Jo, JESS AGEE of Elk City, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. RUTH RICE of Carter, Okla., Mrs. OLLIE MCLAUGHLIN of Texola, Mrs. DOLLY WILLIAMS of Terral, Okla, Mrs. MINNIE HOWARD of Floydada, Mrs. MYRTLE OSBORN of Lorenza, Mrs. S. V. LAUGH and Mrs. C. C. CARSON of Saint Jo (number does agree with four daughters), and brother JOHN AGEE of Nocona. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Illinois Bend and was one of the most prosperous farmers in the community.
Mr. and Mrs. DEE INLOWE / ENLOW had as guests Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR SEWELL, Mr. and Mrs. THURMAN TATUM of Nocona, Mrs. Inlowe’s mother and sister Mrs. HOLLOWAY and Miss MARY HOLLOWAY of Denton, and Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE SHACKELFORD of near Nocona.
Mrs. H. K. DAVIS was called to Stoneburg last week on account of the death of her brother, W. R. ATKINS, who died at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma and whose body was shipped to Stoneburg for burial The American Legion had charge of the funeral.
Mrs. J. W. MADDOX had as guests, A. R. WILSON of Mangum, Okla. Mr. Wilson is in possession of a collar that was worn by his great-grandfather when he signed the Declaration of Independence. He also holds the record of having the greatest number of children to graduate from the same high school in Oklahoma, having 11 children to graduate from Mangum high school.
December 15, 1933
Mrs. DONNIE TRIPP of Fort Worth and CHARLES M. TILLERSON of Duncan, Okla., were married in Waurika, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 10. They were accompanied by Miss LUCY PHILLIPS and ARTHUR BENTON of Nocona, Miss DOT KINSLOW and ALBERT RUSSELL of Duncan, Okla. She is the daughter of Mrs. J. W. MADDOX of Nocona. They will live in Fort Worth.
Bowie Man Jailed on Murder Charge
A charge of murder was lodged against W. S. MCGAHEE Sunday morning for the death of CHARLES HUNTER, 45. McGahee has resided in the Hunter home for the past month. McGahee is separated from his wife and two children. He is a day laborer, came to Bowie two years ago from Oklahoma. He served with the 90th Division in World War. He moved to the Hunter home about 30 days ago. Mrs. Hunter is also being held. Hunter’s body was found under a Rock Island railroad trestle… knife wound in the heart… The body was found by LANN GAMBELL, Rock Island section hand. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon. Hunter was an ex-service man. The family came to Bowie from Wichita Fall 3 years ago. Surviving are his wife, small son and small daughter.
December 22, 1933
BROWN GRIFFITH Dies
EMSLEY BROWN GRIFFITH, 34, died in the Wheeler Hospital at Tyler, Texas, last Sunday, result of injuries received while working in the oil field near there. Funeral services were held at the Nocona Methodist Church on Monday, Dec. 18, conducted by Rev. C. W. THOMAS of the church. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GRIFFITH, Mr. and Mrs. NEIL GRIFFITH, Mr. and Mrs. OTIS MILLS and Mrs. ROY COLE were at his bedside when he passed away. He was born in Montague County. Age of 17, he joined the Baptist Church at Fort Cobb, Okla. He was a member of the Masonic lodge there. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. GRIFFITH of Fletcher, Okla., a daughter MYRA NELL GRIFFITH of Oklahoma City; three brothers, FRANK and NEIL GRIFFITH of Nocona, WELDON GRIFFITH of Fletcher, Okla.; nine sisters, Mrs. ROY COLE and Mrs. DEWEY SEWELL of Nocona, Mrs. HOMER MILLS and Mrs. STEWART ROSS of Burkburnett, Mrs. OTIS MILLS of Wilson, Okla., Mrs. CLYDE TRIPP and Mrs. DEWEY SCROGGINS of Stecker(?), Okla., Mrs. RALPH MATLOCK of Cement, Okla, and Miss MELBA GRIFFITH of Fletcher, Okla. Pallbearers were W. A. SEWELL, JIM BOURLAND, CLAUD WALLACE, Mr. COOK, ABNER WALL and DEE INLOW.
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