The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
January 3, 1919
WILLIAM A. NORMAN of Forestburg was reported killed in action in the list made public Nov. 20. LESLIE BARKER of Nocona reported wounded. ROBERT FARQUHAR of Nocona wounded seriously, previously reported as ‘died of disease. JAMES COATS of Ringgold reported killed in action; CLAUDE W. HEDGEPATH of Nocona severely wounded on the list of Dec. 27.
WILL RICE, for the past two years manager of the Farmers Union Store of Nocona, resigned and now is manager of the FLYNT & LEMON business at Belcherville.
J. A. MESSER, with the Nocona Cotton Seed Oil Co. for the past year, is now the new manager of the Farmers Union Store.
HUGH PAINE, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. PAINE of Route 5, and Miss MAGGIE RODEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. RODEN, were married Dec. 24, 1918 with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS performing the ceremony.
Little miss HELEN MITCHELL of Ringgold visited her aunt, Mrs. FELIX PRIDDY.
Six Grade Honor Roll for December: MYRL JUSTIN, MAURINE COOPER, ERNA HIGHTOWER, ZETTA HARVELL, ANNABEL HOWELL.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL GILL visited his sister, Mrs. J. H. FREEMAN of near Alvord last week, going on account of several members of her family being quite ill.
ELMER WALL, age 20, son of B. WALL of Route 2, died Dec. 9.
Mrs. BETTIE GORDON, age 36, died December 10.
ALBERT JONES, 2 year old son of R. S. JONES, died Dec. 11, and Mrs. R. S. JONES, the child’s mother, who was a daughter of the late THAD BRYANT, died Dec. 14, and they were buried at Montague cemetery.
Miss FAY ROLLS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. ROLLS of the Valley, died Dec. 12.
WILLIE HOBBS, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. HOBBS of Route 2, died Dec. 18.
(?) WALL, son of B. WALL of Route 2, died Dec. 19.
Miss ANNIE MURPHY died Dec. 28.
Grandma WILLIAMS of Montague died Dec. 31
JIM HODGES, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. HODGES of Shady Grove community, died Dec. 24, leaving a wife and two small children. Funeral and burial were at the Eagle Point cemetery Dec. 26 with Rev. N. B. HARALSON conducting the service.
RUTH HODGES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. HODGES, died Dec. 24 and was buried at Eagle Point cemetery, Dec. 26. She was only 14 years old. Rev. N. B. HARALSON conducted the service.
DEWARD SNAPP, of near Illinois Bend, a son of BOB SNAPP, died Tuesday, Dec. 31.
CLAUDE BROWN, aged about 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. BROWN of the Shady Grove community, died Dec. 28.
Mrs. JENNIE LEE (COCHRAN) MCBEE died at her home in Wichita Falls, Dec. 23, 1918, and buried in the Nocona cemetery, Tues. 24. The funeral service was conducted by Elder J. G. WEBB of the residence of R. D. COCHRAN, who was her brother. She is survived by her husband and three small children.
ERNEST L. ROBERSON was the guest of Nocona relatives, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. OLDHAM of Nocona and others. He was recently discharged from the officers training camp at Camp McArthur near Waco. His old home and parents reside at Loco, Oklahoma, but he was registered in Los Angeles, where he was a moving picture actor.
Mrs. I. L. FOSTER of the Valley called at the News office and brought in a German helmet that her son, THOMAS J. FOSTER, picked up in the Argonne Forest battle fields. He sent two helmets to his home folks.
Mrs. GEORGE CARTER returned to her home at Thackerville, Okla., after visiting her mother Mrs. C. C. COOPER.
JIM HODGES of Ector and WILEY HODGES of Savoy are visiting the family of their brother, T. L. HODGES of near Shady Grove. JOHN HODGES of Fannin County is also their guest.
Miss GLADYS NEWMAN of Ennis and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. CHISHOLM and family of Montague and Mrs. J. A. CHISHOLM of Bonita were guests of Mrs. B. R. NEWMAN and family.
Dr. and Mrs. S. J. CLARK of Austin were guests of Nocona relatives, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. CLARK and Mr. and Mrs. T. W. WILLIAMS.
January 10, 1919
Deaths Reported (torn page)
A. J. HUMPHREYS of Ben Wheeler, died at the home of his brother, Dr. S. T. HUMPHREYS of Nocona, Jan. 7, 1919. He arrived in Nocona on the Sunday train and, not wishing to .. Dr. Humphrey’s family, went to the hotel, but became so ill, it was necessary to take to his brother’s (torn off).
Mrs. LORA WILLIAMS, wife of T. J. WILLIAMS of near Iowa Park, formerly lived in Nocona, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. PRATHER of Route 4, died Wednesday, January (?) and was brought to the Starkey cemetery for burial.
Mrs. ROY WEISS died at the family home in Nocona, Monday, Jan. 8, 1919, from a relapse of the influenza. She was born near (?), Oklahoma, July 14, 18(??), only 21 years old. Survived by her husband and other relatives. Rev. Haralson conducted the funeral service.
F. PAULING, who live many years near Eagle Point, died at the Gainesville sanitarium, Jan. 8, 1919 and buried at Eagle Point cemetery Wednesday. He is survived by one daughter and one daughter and other relatives.
(?) REYNOLDS of Denison, father of W. O. REYNOLDS of Nocona, died Wednesday night. W. O. Reynolds went to Denison.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. JOHNSTON. Signed J. R. JOHNSTON and family, R. W. GENTRY and family.
Mrs. Johnston (torn off)
Mrs. J. JOHNSTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. GENTRY of Nocona, died at the home at Liberty Chapel of Spanish influenza, Jan. 6, 1919, two weeks illness. Mrs. Johnston was born in Jack County, Texas, Nov. 8, 1886 and married J. R. JOHNSTON on Jan. 30, 1907. In 1912, she became a member of the Church of Christ by being baptized by Elder PALMER. Funeral services were conducted form the family residence Tuesday by Elder MATTHEWS. Interment was in the Mayfield cemetery. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her husband, four children, her parents, four sisters, and two brothers. All of whom were present at her bedside, except for one brother, OSCAR, who is in New York City, and the youngest sister, WILLIE, who was sick with influenza.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST WILKERSON returned home to Childress after visiting her parents, Elder and Mrs. TICE ELKINS. They have all bee sick with the influenza.
Card of Thanks form the family of Mrs. LORA WILLIAMS. Signed, T. J. WILLIAMS, J. S. PRATHER and family, G. B. PRATHER and family.
January 17, 1919
Mrs. CHARLES HICKAM
Mrs. CHARLEY HICKAM, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. P. PHILLIPS of Grady, Okla., died at her home at Spanish Fort, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1919. She suffered two weeks from influenza and pneumonia. Mrs. Hickam was born in Dekalb County, Alabama, March 28, 1876 and married CHARLEY HICKAM, April 3, 1895. In 1899 she professed hope in Christ and joined the Baptist Church. The funeral service was held at the Methodist Church, Sunday, Jan. 12, by Bro. BEN WALLACE and interment was in Spanish Fort cemetery. Mrs. Hickam is survived by her husband, three children, her parents, two sisters and one brother. All of whom were present at her bedside except one sister, Mrs. MOLLIE BOULDING who lives at New Healdton, Oklahoma, and two daughters, ALMA and IDA, who are sick with influenza.
Resolutions of respect for our friend, JENNIE LEE COCHRAN-MCBEE, from girlhood friends of the Nocona Girls’ Band of which she was a charter member. Signed:
Resolutions of respect for Mrs. ROY WEISS from a committee at the Baptist Church and Sunday School: Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON, NAN D. STATON, GERTY SMITH.
Card of thanks for Mrs. HICKAM from CHARLES HICKAM family and J. K. P. PHILLIPS family.
JOE T. SHELTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. SHELTON of Route 3, came from Camp McArthur near Waco where he had been in the hospital since returning from overseas a few weeks ago. He was shot four times on the battlefield,… one arm is almost useless yet and not recovered use of the fingers.
W. B. KIRBY of route 1, Ryan, Okla., formerly for years at Spanish Fort, called at the News office. He sold his cotton for about 22 cents or a loss of $250.00. J. O. DRISKELL, also of Ryan, was with Mr. Kirby and both renewed their subscriptions.
January 24, 1919
OTTO G. ROLLS of Nocona, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. ROLLS of the Valley, was killed in action.
According to recent letters received by J. S. HEDGESPATH, there seems no hope but that his son, CLAUDE HEDGESPATH, had died of wounds received on the battlefields in France. According to one report, he was wounded Oct. 9. His sergeant wrote that he had died and Mr. Hedgespath received a letter confirming the death.
Mrs. OLIVE CUMMINS informed us that her letters to her son were being returned, endorsed with the information that he was wounded in action, Sept. 8.
ROBERT MCGAW, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. MCGAW, who was seriously wounded in the shoulder, was one of the 36th Division boys to arrive in Fort Worth from over seas last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. WILKES rented the Lewis property from G. M. UTT, owner, and will soon locate there. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. BERRY will move back to their residence as soon as it is vacated.
Mrs. M. A. WELKER has, at last, good news from her son, DEWEY. She received a telegram that Private GEORGE D. WELKER, Infantry, previously reported missing in action, now reported for duty, Nov. 24. She also received a letter from her son, JOHN H. WELKER, in the Rainbow Division and had seen lots of country, Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and northwest Germany.
Card of thanks from the family of J. M. ROLLS. Signed Mrs. J. M. ROLLS, W. M. ROLLS, C. L. ROLLS, C. C. ROLLS.
In Memory of JOHN M. ROLLS written by TICE ELKINS, minister.
Death called Bro. JOHN M. ROLLS, who departed this life Saturday night, Jan. 18, 1919. The funeral was held at the residence 3 p.m. Sunday at the family residence by Elder TICE ELKINS. … He had been a resident of Texas all his life, lived in Montague County for 34 years. He was 69 years old and a member of the Church of Christ for 24 years. Bro. Rolls leaves a wife, one son and two brothers.
Letters written by soldiers: ROLLY SHELTON, THOMAS L. FOSTER.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. MCCOOL returned from Whitesboro where they were called to the bedside of Mr. McCool’s oldest sister, Mrs. J. D. PHILLIPS who died last Thursday. All members of the McCool family were present, about 40 in all. It had been 18 years since they had all been together.
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Mrs. R. A. PAULING and Mrs. EVIE HARPER visited Mrs. WILL USELTON.
JOE LAWRENCE visited his son ED in Dallas.
WALT MEEKINS and Miss NELL HANSON attended the movies in town.
BESSIE USELTON visited HAZEL EVANS.
JOE HANCOCK and family visited the L. KECK home.
ALEN AGEE, discharged from the Army, is with home folks.
The young people gathered at the FRED KECK home and passed the evening playing games.
The school opened again after being closed on account of influenza. Lt. LON ROBERSON is the new teacher.
CHICK KING and Miss NANNIE ROBINSON were married Thursday, Jan. 16, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ROBINSON. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiated.
The Flynt & Lemon store at Belcherville was broken into Sunday night by would-be burglars. They broke a large window pane and entered the store from the rear, entered the hardware department and were unlucky enough to run over WILL RICE, the manager, and JOE BITER, who were sleeping in the store. Two boys were arrested.
ROBERT K. CRAIN, son of Dr. and Mrs. N. W. CRAIN, was operated on for appendicitis at the Naval Base hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y.
The 11 year old daughter, ELSIE, of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. KEMP of near Liberty Chapel, who was badly burned a few weeks ago by dropping a lamp which set the oil on fire, is improving. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kemp’s hands were badly burned.
FRANK FOSTER left for Commerce, Texas, where he will be connected with a garage. Mrs. Foster and little daughter will join him in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. HARRIS bought the KOLBENSCHLAG residence on the north side of town.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. KERN, Mrs. H. J. JUSTIN, Mrs. JULIUS STELZER, Mrs. L. Z. CONE, and Miss RUGGIE CONE were in Wichita Falls, making the trip in Mr. Kern’s car.
Mrs. IRA BENTON was called to Ryan, Okla., by the illness of her brother, ROY SULLIVAN.
January 31, 1919
CLIFTON ALLEN HARPER written by his grandmother, Mrs. S. F. LOY:
CLIFTON ALLEN HARPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HARPER, was born Oct. 26, 1913 and died Dec. 19, 1918. He was laid to rest in the Nocona cemetery with services conducted by Rev. G. H. RICHARDSON…. His parents, one brother, his grandmother, Mrs. S. F. Loy, his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mr. EDD COOPER survive…
Card of thanks from the family of little Clifton: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HARPER, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. COOPER, and Mrs. S. F. LOY.
In Memory of LORA WILLIAMS written by her cousin:
LORA WILLIAMS departed this life Jan. 1, 1919 at her home near Burkburnett. She was brought to her father’s home and the funeral was at Starkey cemetery, Jan. 2, 1919. She was 27 years, 5 months, 3 days of age. She converted and joined the Baptist Church at age of 14. .. She leaves her husband, one little girl, her father, mother, brothers and sisters and other relatives. The service was conducted by Rev. N. N. FINCHER.
Sgt. J. R. BIZZELL is now with the City Garage force.
MARVIN COBB returned from Fletcher, Oklahoma where he visited relatives.
ISAAC MEYERS, formerly of near Spanish Fort, now on Route 3, Bowie, visited the News office.
Card of thanks, signed by W. H. COOPER, Mrs. S. J. COOPER, GEORGE BLACK, O. F. COOPER and family, Mrs. J. H. BAGWELL at Spanish Fort.
Miss NAN B. STATON resigned as English teacher at Nocona high school and left for her home at Saline. Miss ALENE CALLAWAY of Bowie will be in her stead until a new teacher can be found.
Mrs. J. R. MODRALL and little daughter HELEN left for Kerrville to visit Mr. Modrall who is there to rest and recuperate from influenza.
Mrs. S. A. MENASCO received telegrams from her son OTTO, in the famous 36th Division, had landed in New York and later at Camp Travis.
February 7, 1919
J. R. MODRALL
J. R. MODRALL died in Dallas, Monday. He had been in serious condition since last fall when he had the Spanish influenza and had been in Dallas and Kerrville for treatment. He was brought to Nocona and the funeral service was held at the Nocona Methodist hospital Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Nocona cemetery. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS conducted the funeral service. He is survived by two children of his first marriage, daughter ELIZABETH and son RITCHIE; his wife and little daughter HELEN. For years he was a successful banker and business man, being first cashier then active vice-president of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank. He was born in Gainesville, Texas, April 17, 1873 and died Feb. 3, 1919, age 45.
In Memory of F. C. PAULING
F. C. PAULING died Jan. 7, 1919 at the Gainesville sanitarium. He brought here for burial. The funeral service was held at the Eagle Point cemetery, conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. .. He joined the church at age of 14... He was born in Monee, Illinois, March 28, 1856, age 63 years. He moved to Montague County in 1890. He leaves two children, R. A. PAULING and Mrs. G. L. HARPER and three grandchildren.
Elder TICE ELKINS moved his family to Childress this week.
J. L. ‘DUTCH’ GIST received his discharge from the army and arrived home from Camp Travis.
Mr. and Mrs. JESS HARRELL shopped in Nocona.
Miss GLENNIE HOLMAN of the Melton community visited Miss FLORABELLE HENSON.
Miss MAUMETTE STOUT visited relatives at Howe.
Mrs. GROVER THOMAS of Nocona visited Mrs. LEE FITTS.
O. B. GRANT, genial telephone operator, is at court at Wichita Falls.
Mrs. DEWEY GREEN of Nocona visited Mr. and Mrs. A. O. STOWE.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM MCGRANAHAN were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. RICH.
H. C. CLAY had business at Burkburnett.
STEVE DOYLE was in Nocona.
Unclaimed letters: R. L. CARLTON, MAX FRANKS, JAMES HARVEY, EUCELIN GARCIA, W. I. HICKS, JOHN MARLEDGE, N. G. MILLES, Mrs. M. E. MCMURRAY, Mrs. H. O. REAMES.
Mrs. ROSA PEARSON has the new ‘Good Luck’ café very nicely fixed up and opened for business.
Pvt. C. F. VICE, of Co. K, 141 Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, arrived home safe. He entered service May 26, 1918 and laded in France in July.
After serving as bookkeeper for the H. J. JUSTIN & Sons for the past two years, Miss ANIS JUSTIN resigned and will leave for school in Dallas. She is succeeded by R. A. MOORE who returns to Nocona for the third time. With his family, he arrived here from Van Alstyne last Saturday.
Friday, February 14, 1919
W. R. TALLEY of the Valley was called by death Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 1919 after he had been in ill health for several months. The funeral and interment was at the Nocona cemetery Wednesday, conducted by Rev. P. B. WALLACE and burial with Masonic honors, he being a member of the Spanish Fort lodge. He was born in Ashville, Alabama, Dec. 6, 1871, and was 47 years old. He is survived by his wife and children.
CHARLES EDWARD DAVIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. DAVIS of Nocona, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1919 after an illness of some weeks from pneumonia. He was born near Tage, Jan. 24, 1902, age 17. The funeral and interment were at Nocona cemetery with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS conducting the service.
WARREN POWERS was recently discharged from the Army and arrived home. He was commissioned second lieutenant at time the Armistice was signed.
A letter to Mrs. MARY DRENNAN of Spanish Fort written by her son, FRANK DRENNAN.
February 28, 1919
ROWLES LAVALON BARRY
The sudden death of R. L. Barry last Friday night was a shock. He has worked that day on a house for L. KECK, near Eagle Point and came home late. Retiring after a hearty supper, Mrs. Barry was awakened in the night and noticed he had a laboriously breathing and tried to rouse him, failed. Her cries brought neighbors and Dr. WILTON was called, to no avail. Rowles LaValon Barry was born at St. Augustine, Florida, Oct. 17, 1854 and died in Nocona, Texas, Feb. 22, 1919, age 62. He first married Miss JULIA KENDRICK, who passed many years ago and to them were born three children, Mrs. M. J. PATE of Great Divide, Colorado, L. B. BARRY of Fallon, Nevada and T. K. BARRY of Dallas. He married Miss EMMA MILLER Oct. 8, 1893 and one daughter, Mrs. FRANK BERRY, was born to them. He was christened in the Episcopal Church at St. Augustine, but was a member of the Methodist Church at Nocona. The funeral was held at the family home, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22 with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS conducted the services. Burial was in the Nocona cemetery.
THOMAS HARMON CLAY
T. H. CLAY, who lived many years southeast of Nocona, passed away last Sunday night, Feb. 23, 1919. He had been seriously ill for some weeks. He was born in Russell County, Virginia, March 14, 1848 and was 70 years old. He married Miss MARTHA JANE MINTON, Feb. 28, 1872 and to them ten children were born, two are dead and eight living. One son, JONAH, is in the Army in France. He professed Christ 21 years ago and joined the Baptist Church. He moved to Montague County in 1874 and lived here until death. The funeral services and interment were at Green Brier cemetery Monday, services conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS.
GUY FORESTER, recently returned from over seas, and Mrs. HOWARD KING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. ELKINS of Nocona, were married Tuesday at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS.
March 7, 1919
WILLIAM LESLIE CURLIN
After being sick for only a short time with influenza and pneumonia, death claimed WILLIAM LESLIE CURLIN Tuesday evening. The funeral service was held at the family residence Thursday, conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS, with interment at Nocona cemetery. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CURLIN, born in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, Sept. 7, 1888, and died in Nocona March 4, 1919, age 30. He married Miss WINNIE GIST, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. GIST of Route 5 and she survives with his parents, a brother and a sister.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COOPER, a son of Mrs. C. C. COOPER, was called by death late Thursday of last week. He had been seriously ill for some time from complications of influenza. The funeral was held at the family residence Friday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS, with interment in Nocona cemetery. He was born in Denton County, Texas, March 27, 1879, died in Nocona, Feb. 27, 1991, age 40. He is survived by his wife and children, mother, sisters and brothers. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, and an Odd Fellow. He was buried with honors of the Odd Fellows.
Mrs. L. C. TAYLOR
At age of 77 years, 6 months, 11 days, Mrs. L. C. TAYLOR was called by death last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. J. PATTERSON of near Bellevue, Texas. She was brought to Nocona and the funeral services were held at the Baptist Church with burial in Nocona cemetery. She was born in Monroe, Mississippi, Aug. 21, 1841 and died near Bellevue, March 2, 1919. She is survived by her husband, several daughters and grandchildren.
EARL COLE of St. Jo, just returned from overseas, visited his uncle, J. H. CONE and family.
On Sunday, March 2, J. M. ODOM celebrated his 70th birthday. His nieces, Mesdames BARCUS, HARALSON, and WALTER HILL came with well filled baskets for a surprise birthday dinner. Attending were Capt and Mrs. KNIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HILL, Mrs. MARY CLARK, Mrs. ANNA ROWLAND, J. T. HARALSON and family, WALTER HILL and family, Mrs. BARCUS and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. ODOM. Mrs. R. L. COLTHARP and children of Ringgold came during the afternoon.
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OTIS LEE, just returned from overseas, visited the L. KECK family.
Miss VERNAH HOLT visited Miss BESSIE USELTON.
Mrs. STEVE ROBERSON and babies, DOROTHA and DORRIS, visited her mother, Mrs. RUCKTASHEL.
CHARLES HANSON and family visited relatives near Shady Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE TOWNSEND of Healdton, Oklahoma, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. KECK.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HARPER visited the STEVE ROBERSON home.
Grandpa LAWRENCE died early Saturday morning and was buried at Eagle Point cemetery. He had been feeble for a long time but sick only a short time. Besides his widow, he leaves one son, JOE, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was 84 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. BEASLEY.
In Memory of CLAUDE BROWN
On Dec. 27, 1918, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. BROWN, and took form our midst, our son and brother, CLAUDE BROWN. He suffered for 12 days with influenza and pneumonia. He is survived by his father, mother, five sisters and six brothers. He was laid to rest in the Shady Grove cemetery. He was 19 years, 11 months, 28 days old and was reared near Shady Grove.
SIDNEY EVANS of near Ringgold visited here and subscribed to the News.
Mrs. C. C. WILLIARD of Shawnee, Oklahoma, came to visit her mother, Mrs. P. J. BENTON, and family.
We received a letter from J. C. SMITHSON, who is located at Clayton, New Mexico, ordered the News sent to that address.
March 14, 1919
Mrs. SUSAN CATHERINE LEWIS
Mrs. SUSAN CATHERINE LEWIS, nee EVERETT, was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Nov. 9, 1834, and married Mr. Lewis in 1864. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1852 and lived a devoted member for 67 years. She came to Texas in 1919. She had no children of her own, but she gave a mother’s love to Mrs. R. A. FOSTER and others. She leaves one sister, Dr. FOSTER, and family, Mrs. FRANK FRIE(FREIL?), Dr. J. R. SMITH and Mrs. JASPER HARPER as near relatives. She passed away Saturday, March 8, 1919, age 84, 3 months, 29 days. The funeral was held at the Nocona Methodist Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS and burial was in the Nocona cemetery.
In Memory of Our Dear Mother
Mrs. MARY ELINDA SIGMAN was born in Ohio, Aug. 22, 1856. She first married HENRY WELCH and to them were born three children, all deceased. Mr. Welch died about 1876. After which she married H. SIGMAN, who survives her. She was the mother of ten children and leaves thirty living grandchildren She died Feb. 20, 1919 after an illness of several days. She called her husband and three sons to her bedside, as her two daughters were unable to be with her. She talked …and a little grandson, whom she was raising. Her children are: W. M. SIGMAN, J. D. SIGMAN, H. W. SIGMAN, Mrs. BELLE REYNOLDS and Mrs. DONA VICE. … Written by her son, J. D. SIGMAN of Nocona.
March 21, 1919
Rev. LITTLETON FOWLER PALMER
After being in feeble health and seriously ill for some time, death called Rev. LITTLETON FOWLER PALMER, Wednesday, March 18, 1919. He was born at Nacogdoches, Texas, Oct. 26, 1847 and was 71 years, 4 months, 23 days old. The funeral was held at the Nocona Methodist Church Thursday by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS with burial in Nocona cemetery.
Mrs. FRANK FREI of Glasgow, Kentucky, visited her sister, Mrs. R. A. FOSTER, then visited relatives at Munday, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY WEISS will locate at Amarillo.
OTTO MENASCO of White-Priddy and Miss ANNA LEE KIDWELL of near Belcherville were married Monday. He recently returned from overseas and they will live on the CRITES farm.
March 28, 1919
Obituary of Mrs. L. C. TAYLOR
Mrs. MURPHY TAYLOR was born near Aberdeen in Monroe County, Mississippi, on Aug. 20, 1840. She married L. C. TAYLOR in 1860 and in 1861 she moved to Arkansas where she remained during the Civil War. From Arkansas, they moved to Lamar County, Texas, in 1867. The family came to Paris, Texas, in 1887. In 1918 they moved to Bellevue where she resided with her eldest daughter, Mrs. N. L. PATTERSON, until the time of her death, March 2, 1919. She converted at age of 14 and a few years later, united with the Baptist Church.
Ode to Mrs. Taylor written by RUTH MAYS JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. PHILPOT Jr. of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. PHILPOT Sr. of Bowie, the latter a sister of W. K. BELLAH, visited the Bellah home.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. HOLMES and little son WOODROW of Fort Worth came to visit his sister Mrs. FRANK ETTER. Miss RUTH HOLMES accompanied them to Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. DOSHIER of the Fox community visited in Nocona.
Mrs. W. H. ROBINSON went to enter business college at Bowie.
Mrs. WILLIAM KOLBENSCHLAG arrived home after a visit of several months with her son at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, and relatives at St. Louis.
J. H. CURLIN took his little granddaughter CHRISTINE CAVENESS to her home at Mangum, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. WESLEY HILL and little son WAYNE REECE of Mineola, who have been visiting Nocona relatives, left to visit her mother at Era, Texas.
April 18, 1919
JOE E. EVERETT
JOE E. EVERETT, who lived about six miles southeast of Nocona in the Starkey community, died April 11, 1919. The remains were buried at the Starkey cemetery, April 12. Funeral service conducted by A. H. HOWELL, assisted by H. C. ROE. Bro. Everett was a Christian man and a preacher of the Gospel and the Church of Christ lost one of its most faithful gospel preachers.
Mrs. L. W. PATTERSON of Ranger visited relatives in Nocona and Belcherville then returned to Bellevue where she is staying.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. WOOD visited Mr. and Mrs. L. R. CAPPS near Belcherville.
May 2, 1919
Mrs. NIX, mother of N. M. FLYNT of Nocona, died at Montague Monday night and was buried there Wednesday. She was 84 years old.
H. W. PAYNE of Nocona and Mrs. SALLIE DARBY of Henrietta were married there Mary 1 by Rev. T. H. MORRIS.
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Rev. P. B. WALLACE filled his regular appointment at the Nazarene Church.
Mr. and Mrs. CLINTON SELBY were dinner guests at the CARLTON SELBY home.
N. N. FINCHER and family of Post Oak Prairie visited his parents, the E. FINCHER family.
WELDON ARMSTRONG, recently returned from overseas, visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. LANGFORD entertained the young people with a party Friday night.
We are sorry that W. J. PRIDDY is no longer our mail carrier.
LEE HUSBAND, just returned from France, and his sister Miss EVA visited the home of their sisters, Mrs. J. E. EVERETT.
The folks of J. O. HUTCHISON are quite sick.
May 9, 1919
HUBERT M. GEE
HUBERT M. GEE, who resided on the R. B. TAYLOR farm near Mallard, died Monday, May 5, 1919 and was buried at the Lake Valley cemetery Tuesday, May 6. He was born July 1, 1895 and was 23 years, 10 months and 4 days of age. He suffered from a complication of diseases and was discharged from the Army a short time.
May 23, 1919
HUGH THOMAS, for many years at Bonita, but recently manager of the Grapevine Telephone Co., was killed Monday afternoon. Mr. Thomas was dragging a telephone wire that came in contact with electric light wires, causing death instantly. He was a brother of W. A. THOMAS, county clerk, Mrs. W. W. SNODGRASS of Montague, Mrs. C. T. HOLMES of Bonita, and JOHN THOMAS of Munday, Texas. The remains were brought to St. Jo for burial.
WILL HAGLER and Miss CORA ANTRAM were married last January. The secret was kept until she graduated from Nocona high school. They hied to Henrietta Jan. 19 and were married.
Miss GERTIE SMITH returned from Bowie, Monday, where she attended the Commercial College and is now the new bookkeeper at J. H. CONE Hardware.
June 6, 1919
PAUL J. GASKILL
PAUL J. GASKILL, 82 years old, a Grayson County pioneer and Civil War veteran, died last Friday morning. He was buried Saturday afternoon, with services in the First Baptist Church and burial at the Dripping Springs cemetery near Sherman. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. SANDERS, who, with the following children, survive him: Mrs. R. G. ATKINS of Nocona, JOSEPH T. GASKILL of Dripping Springs, W. R. GASKILL of Oklahoma City, W. F. GASKILL, T. C. GASKILL, and Mrs. GUS GROVES of Denison, and the following brothers and sisters, O. F. GASKILL and J. A. GASKILL of Denison, MOSE GASKILL of Clinton, Missouri, JAMES GASKILL of Dallas, and Miss LULA GASKILL of St. Louis.
Card of thanks from the family of D. W. SEWELL: Mrs. D. W. SEWELL and family; Mrs. D. J. CRUMP and family.
June 20, 1919
Long description of the wedding of Miss VERNA FLYNT to C. W. PRIESTLY of Memphis, Tennessee.
The ceremony took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Sunday morning, June 15 with Rev. WHEELER of Gainesville officiating. Miss BILL FLYNT, bride’s younger sister, and EMMETT HARRIS of Denton were the attendants. Miss VIRGINIA PRIESTLY, sister of the groom, played the music. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. FLYNT, attended Nocona high school and college in Tennessee where she met Mr. Priestly. She also studied in Valparaiso, University of Indiana, and the College of Industrial Arts at Denton, Texas. The groom is a prosperous business man in Memphis, Tennessee where they will make their home.
L . H. DOWD left to make his home at Muskogee, Okla.
July 4, 1919
R.R. TRIPP, recently discharged from the U. S. Navy, and Miss DONNIE MADDOX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MADDOX of Route 5, were married at Montague last Saturday. They left on a trip to Denison, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama, later will be at home in Oklahoma City where he was appointed superintendent of agents of the Red Chief Lead & Zinc Mining Co. of Miami, Okla.
Some of the Fox and Starkey News
BEAL ALLEY, CLARENCE SELBY, LEE HUSBAND and BILL WEEK are back from overseas.
Mrs. LIZZIE CASTER and little son WARREN DEE of Cleburne are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. SELBY.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER GILL and son of Burkburnett are visiting her mother Mrs. T.H. MCCRAY.
Mrs. T. L. CASH is visiting relatives near Hooker, Okla.
Part of Montague News
Misses LELA and LOLA RAOCH returned from a visit in south Texas.
Miss GLADYS JOHNSON, who visited relatives at Wichita Falls, is now in an Amarillo hospital for surgery.
Mrs. C. R. HART has been sick.
LENA EDNA THOMAS is visiting relatives at Holliday, Texas.
Miss CARRIE THOMAS is spending her vacation in Livingston, Tennessee, her childhood home.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church missionary: E. F. MCGAUGHEY.
Part of the Belcherville News
E. C. CAMERON, WILL RICE and WALTER MILES are at court in Montague.
L. P. CRENSHAW purchased a home in Wichita Falls and will move his family there in three weeks.
Dr. G. C. WILTON
Dr. G. C. WILTON, one of the most respected pioneer citizens of this county, died at the family home at Ryan, Okla., Sunday morning, June 22 1919. The doctor became ill over a month ago, cancer of the stomach and was treated. .. Dr. G. C. Wilton was born in Lamar County, Texas, March 1, 1859, and died at Ryan, Okla., June 22, 1919, age 60. He married Miss MARY TAYLOR of Decatur, Texas. Three children were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. In 1890 he moved his family to Grady, Okla., where he practiced medicine for ten years, moving to Ryan ten years ago. … The funeral services were conducted at the home with Mrs. CASSIE BROWN of the Nazarene Church officiating. Interment was in the Ryan cemetery. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. R. E. FISHER, one son ROWAN WILTON, and two grandchildren; one brother, Dr. H. F. WILTON of Nocona, Texas, and one sister Mrs. P. L. WADE of Decatur, Texas. From the Ryan Leader.
Mrs. M. F. PATTERSON and son, KIRBY, and sister, Mrs. MAMIE ROLLINS of Grandfield, Okla., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON. Kirby Patterson was recently discharged after overseas service with the army.
Mr. and Mrs. JNO. R. MILLER visited their son GLEN at Grandfield, Okla.
Misses DAISY and COUCH(?) HILL and Messrs. GEORGE SHACKELFORD and LUTHER SKINNER of the Lone Prairie community were guests of Mrs. W. L. BILLINGSLEY.
PALMER BONDS, recently discharged from overseas service with the army, arrived home.
July 18, 1919
In Memory of Mrs. MARY M. MITCHELL
MARY M. CATES was born in Clayton, Georgia, Aug. 21, 1847, married MARTIN M. MITCHELL Dec. 15, 1870, and nine children were born, all living except one. She professed religion and joined the Baptist Church age of 18. She departed this life at age of 72 years, 10 months, 11 days. She was laid to rest in the Liberty Chapel cemetery. Rev. DAVE PRICE conducted the service. For several weeks she suffered. She leaves her husband, five sons and three daughters. ..
Mrs. J. H. VAUGHAN
Mrs. J. H. VAUGHAN, wife of the late J. H. VAUGHAN, former resident of Montague, died suddenly at her home at Lewisville Tuesday night. The body was brought to Montague for burial Wednesday. Relatives came from Lewisville and from Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. VAUGHAN and BERKLEY and Rev. MINOR BOUNDS from Nocona attended the services and burial.
A. V. FLEMING of Illinois Bend was in town.
Mrs. PAUL DONALD visited Mrs. FLINT MCCLELLAN.
EULA WILLIAMSON returned home to grapevine.
WILL LEE of Bonita was here.
W. W. SNODGRASS and family are here for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. CHURCH went to Dallas.
A letter from CARRIE THOMAS says she is now near Glasgow and intends to go to the Mammoth Cave Sunday.
Home from Overseas
Miss MILDRED BURKLEY / BERKLEY, granddaughter of Uncle JOHN DAVIS, arrived in Nocona, en route to her home at Crowell, after serving overseas as a nurse for 12 months.
WILLIE B. GIST arrived home from overseas service.
CARL C. DIX arrived home after serving with the army overseas.
August 1, 1919
In Memory of Mrs. M. A. MEEKINS
Mrs. POLLY ANN MEEKINS was born Jan. 23, 1857, and departed this life July 4, 1919, age 62 years, 5 months, 11 days. She is survived by her husband. M A. MEEKINS, and ten children. The children are: Mrs. MAGGIE TAYLOR of Spanish Fort, Mrs. BEULAH KNOX of McAlester, Okla., Mrs. JESSIE COX of Crosbon(?), Texas, J. O. MEEKINS of Ryan, Okla., VERNON MEEKINS of Spanish Fort, WALTER MEEKINS of Nocona, Mrs. KITTIE EAKINS of Petersburg, Okla., Mrs. MATTIE BOURLAND of Petersburg, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She professed a hope in Christ at age of 17 and joined the Methodist Church in 1899. The funeral services were held at her home Saturday, July 5, conducted by Rev. W. P. WALLACE of Rowland, with burial at Nocona cemetery.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. Meekins, M. A. MEEKINS, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. TAYLOR, Mrs. BEULAH KNOX, Mr. and Mrs. VERNON MEEKINS, Mr. and Mrs. LEE MEEKINS, WALTER MEEKINS, WILLIE MEEKINS, Mr. and Mrs. IRA EAKINS, Mr. and Mrs. MIKE MEEKINS.
August 8, 1919
Letter written by the chaplain, H. M. TIMMONS who buried CLAUDE HEDGPETH at a cemetery in Europe, to Mrs. VERDIE PRIDDY, sister of Claude.
R. E. LOE of Oklahoma City and Miss BERLY CUMMINS of Nocona were married at Montague, Sunday and left for their home at Oklahoma City. Mr. Loe is a machinist, employed at the Ford assembly plant at Oklahoma City and well known here at his old home.
Expressions of gratitude from the family of BEULA C. KENNEDY. Signed Mrs. S. W. KENNEDY, WILLIAM KENNEDY, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. JUSTIN, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER JETER, and Mr. and Mrs. H. W. CHOATE.
Article about the effect of prohibition first three dry weeks.
August 13, 1919
A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. GUST OLSEN, Tide Lake, Alberta, on June 15 when their oldest daughter, MABLE ELVENE, became the bride of CHARLES FRED PHIPPS. .. The bride is well known in the Tide Lake and Jenner, having been a resident of the community for some years. The bridegroom has been in the employ of Mr. STAPLETON for two years. They will reside in their own home on the Stapleton ranch. The knot was tied by Rev. J. M. WAGGETT of the Union Church, minister at Jenner, Alberta, Canada.
Mrs. FELIX PRIDDY had the pleasure of entertaining during the reunion, WHITLEY UPTON of Bonita, CUSTAR(?) DAVIS of St. Jo, and MAURICE FARQUAH of Kennedale, Texas, all were war veterans serving on the front lines in France. Mr. Davis, one of Claude Hedgpeth’s friends, served in the same company; the one who helped take Claude to the first aid station and stayed with him until he died.
Miss MARY JANEWAY and Miss RUBY HAWKINS of Bonita, and Miss ACHIE DAVIS of St. Jo were guests of Miss EULA PRIDDY.
August 29, 1919
JOHN CONNOR, who had lived near Spanish Fort for years, died in a sanitarium at Sherman Wednesday and was taken to Spanish Fort for burial Thursday. He was a brother of Mrs. N. T. PRIBBLE. His mother, and another sister, Miss SALLIE CONNOR, are also surviving.
ELVA STRONG, 13 year old daughter of Mrs. B. O. STRONG, died Tuesday night and was buried at the Montague cemetery Wednesday. She had been sick for weeks. Her mother and other relatives have our sympathy.
September 5, 1919
A terrible railroad automobile accidents occurred Tuesday just west of Belcherville and one life was lost, with three others seriously injured. The victims were members of the ELDRIDGE family of Sadler, Texas. Father, brother, and other relatives of L. T. ELDRIDGE of near Ringgold. The elder Eldridge was killed after being picked up- off the cow-catcher on which he was carried about 300 yards. ..
Subscribers to the News
Prof. R. E. SCOTT, new superintendent of Nocona schools,.
J. M. SENTER now in Dallas.
J. W. KECK of Duncan, Oklahoma, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. KECK of Nocona.
JOHN KECK of Oklahoma City, brother of N. KECK.
A.R. CLARK of Stafford, Kansas.
J. M. W. REED, long time citizen of Montague County on Route 5, now moved his family to their new home near Byers, Texas.
C. B. BERRY of Hollis, Oklahoma en route home from Fort Worth.
E.E. PORTER of near Bonita.
C. W. WILLIAMS, formerly of route 5, now of Leon, Oklahoma.
Mrs. CATHERINE VINEYARD.
Mr. JACKSON, now located north of Nocona on the farm he brought from J. H. CONE last winter.
September 12, 1919
MARK HARBOUR Hurt
Aug. 30: MARK HARBOUR of Pomona, California, formerly of Nocona, Texas, was thrown from a truck and seriously injured. Mr. Harbour was helping to unload a truck load of paper.
W. L. SNAPP
Ex-county commissioner W. L. SNAPP died suddenly of heart trouble Wednesday night, Sept. 3, 1919, at the home of his son-in-law, PRESTON STAPLES, five or six miles west of St. Jo, where he had made his home for the past year. Interment was at Liberty Chapel cemetery, some 10 or 12 miles north of Bonita, services conducted by Rev. W. S. DADNEY, Methodist pastor at St. Jo. .. He served four consecutive terms as county commissioner of Precinct No. 4... From the St. Jo Tribune.
STEVE DOYLE has been prospecting in New Mexico.
AUBREY STOWE had business in Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. CLAY shopped in Nocona.
W. B. RICH and mother, Mrs. RACHEL RICH, went to Sherman to attend the funeral of a relative who was killed by a live wire.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL RICE returned from Wichita Falls.
Mrs. JNO. SHACKELFORD of Hobart, Okla., was a guest of Mrs. W. A. HENSON and daughters.
RAY DOYLE returned from New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. CARMICHAEL visited in Nocona.
Mrs. GEORGE GWALTNEY attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, M. M. SCOTT at Sherman.
HARDY SEAY and CLYDE MADDOX were in Nocona.
Little miss KATIE FITTS visited Mr. and Mrs. JOE FITTS at Wichita Falls.
Mrs. W. B. RICH with LOUISE and CRENSHAW ADDINGTON, shopped in Nocona.
Uncle ALEX BOREN has business in Nocona.
Miss WILLIE LAWRENCE left to teach school at Electra.
L. G. MUNCEY was at Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. LUNSFORD of Wilson, Oklahoma, visited aunt, Mrs. HENSON.
PAT TRUFFLES and RAY DOYLE were in Ringgold.
OLIVER ELY just returned from overseas service and is a guest of his sister, Mrs. JNO. HENRY.
Uncle JOE LEWELLEN left to enter the Masonic Home at Austin.
STEVE DOYLE and son RALPH were in Nocona.
BERT HENSON went with a cattle shipment for LEE CRENSHAW to Oklahoma City.
W. S. RICH was in Nocona.
Miss ANNIE BROWN visited her cousin Miss JEWEL HILL.
Miss FLORABELLE HENSON gave a singing Sunday night. SOUTH BUSSEY and OLIVER ELY entertained everybody with their stories of the Great War in Germany.
Mrs. L. MUNCEY visited her daughter Mrs. TOM MCBRIDE at Ringgold.
CARLYSLE CUMMINS of Nocona and Miss SIBYL COURSEY of Fort Worth were married Aug. 23, 1919, at the home of Rev. Dr. STEPHENSON, 109 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth. Dr. Stephenson, who was Carlysle’s pastor when he was at Camp Bowie, officiated. They are at home in Nocona.
Mount Zion Items
Mrs. ELLA APPLE was sick.
Mrs. MEDIA FITZGERALD visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. REED of near Nocona. Her brother, CASH REED, has just returned from overseas service.
JOHN BUCK and family of Illinois Bend and Mrs. EDD GILL of Bonita visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE SANDERS and daughter, Mrs. MINNIE GOLAND of Oklahoma, visited Mr. and Mrs. WALTON BUCK.
DEE HOLLARS moved his family to Bonita where he is the new proprietor of the E. E. HOLLAND barber shop.
EDD LANGFORD went to Henrietta.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. BURROWS of Bonita visited their daughter, Mrs. RIDLEY BUCK.
The new school house is just about completed. Teachers will be Miss TEXANNAH HODGES and Mrs. IDORA LANGFORD.
ARTHUR HOLLARS of this place and Miss GUSIE CAIN of McCollum, accompanied by Miss LULA GREGORY of McCollum, motored to Spanish Fort and were married by Rev. ISABEL. They will be at home here.
Mrs. JIM POWELL visited her sister at Durant, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN of Barrel Springs community were guests of the SIMON COMBS family.
HOWARD ROLAND / ROWLAND and family of Liberty Chapel visited the CROSTHWAITE family.
WILL APPLE went to St. Jo.
The little ELDRIDGE girl, who was seriously injured in the railroad automobile accident last week near Ringgold, died at Gainesville from her injuries Monday. Other members of the family are still in serious condition.
PRESTON TEMPLE and JAMES PRIBBLE visited Mrs. A. V. CONNOR at Spanish Fort.
JAMES MCCALL will enter the University of Dallas this week.
BILL SALMON of the Valley will enter the University of Dallas.
Mrs. WILLIAM ALCORN and son JOE went to visit her mother Mrs. GOIN at Hastings, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. C. DODSON of Decatur are the parents of twin girls born Monday. They are at the home of her mother, Mrs. JORDAN.
JESS THOMPSON, W. J. SMITH and A.J. PRICE of Wichita, Kansas, are the newest bootmakers with H. J. JUSTIN and Sons.
Mrs. LESTER F. WRAY and little son of Terral, Okla., visited Miss BEATRICE HUNTER.
Mr. and Mrs. COUNT SOUTH of Lawton, Oklahoma, visited relatives in Nocona.
September 12, 1919
WILLIAM, little son of Mr. and Mrs. PETE MAYFIELD of near Canadian, Texas, died Aug. 11, 1919, at the Canadian sanitarium after an operation for adenoids. He was 6 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
ALFORD MCCALL, whose home is the Imperial Valley, California, visited relatives in Nocona. He was en route home from the Army, having served in the 8th Division and was discharged at New York City.
GEORGE SHACKELFORD and Miss DAISY HILL of Barrel Springs community were married in front of the Methodist Protestant Church at Barrel Springs, Wed., Sept. 10, with Rev. J. A. BURKS of Fort Worth, pastor, officiating.
With Our Readers
P. B .VANN of near Montague.
M. A. DEMOSS of the Valley.
J. R. ROPER of route 1.
J. R. HAYS.
J. D. TATUM of route 5.
J. W. PARTRIDGE of route 3.
B. F. REED of route 3.
Mrs. T. J. HOLMES of Nocona.
In the court at Waurika, Oklahoma:
The jury in the trial of R. L. GRANT at Waurika, Okla., who was charged with the murder of W. N. GANN, March 14, returned verdict of not guilty.
A jury at Waurika returned a verdict, giving CLINT WELCH a sentence of ten years for hog stealing.
ROBERT HYNDS formerly of route 5, is now in the old JORDAN home. DICK CARDWELL and family moved to Mrs. BROADDUS’ home on the HOBEN Ranch.
Our old friends, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. WOOD of Tehachapi, California, remember this editor with a fine box of Bartlett pears. They came off trees just in the sixth year. The trees were set out in 1914 and Mr. Wood began work on the HAYWARD ranch in July of that year. The ranch belongs to E. B. and E. L. HAYWARD of Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Wood, formerly of Nocona, is the resident manager. They have 159 acres for apple and Standard Bartlett pears and 60 more acres to be set in the coming two years. The Alta Vista ranch is 4500 feet above sea level.
September 26, 1919
HENRY HARPER, who was city marshal of Gould, Oklahoma, was shot and killed Sunday by a man he was trying to arrest. He was shot five times. An officer with him was also shot in the hand. He was a son of CRUSO HARPER, who lives about five miles north of Bonita, raised in this county, and known by almost everybody in this country.
October 3, 1919
Deputy sheriff H. L. HARPER Killed, O. O. HAGER Wounded
Long article about the shooting.
HENRY HARPER of Gould, was shot and killed and O. O. HAGER was wounded by two unknown men….
Two men camped in the school house Saturday and on Sunday morning, deputy sheriff HARPER was notified two suspicious characters were there and, in company with O. HAGER, went to the school house to investigate. … Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Gould Monday with Revs. COLE, PLUNKETT and MOON conducting the service. .. Mr. Harper had just been appointed as under-sheriff and made his arrangements to move to Hollis. He had served as deputy sheriff at Gould for some time… His remains were laid to rest in the Gould cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON moved to the former home of Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN WRIGHT near the oil mill after selling their home to Mr. and Mrs. BEN HILL.
Mrs. WILLIS MOLSBEE and Miss CLONA(?) MOLSBEE arrived home after a visit with old friends and relatives in Hawkins County, Tennessee. They were accompanied home by Mrs. ALICE GILLENWATER and daughters.
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