The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas
Thursday, December 24 and 31, 1908
Last Saturday night in this city was solemnized the wedding of two of our most popular young people, Mr. JAMES A. ADDISON and Miss NELLE BERRY. The wedding was a very quiet affair and was in the nature of quite surprise to their many admiring friends. Mrs. Addison is the popular assistant cashier of the Nocona National Bank and is a young man of exemplary habits, who has by his untiring energy and business sagacity built himself up to the honorable position which he now holds and stands in line for greater and higher things in after life. Miss Berry is the accomplished daughter of J. J. BERRY, who has been reared to womanhood in this city, and who counts her friends by her acquaintances. She will make for her husband a worthy helpmeet and he is to be sincerely congratulated upon the prize he has won.
W. T. JENKINS, Ph. G. O. D. Optician
JENKINS-FRENCH Drug Co.
BOWDRY’S Drug Store
DAVIS & WALTRIP
LYON-GRAY Lumber, S.E HOWELL, manager
GARTER & HORTON
The Lord has saw fit to take from our midst, one of our beloved brethren, J. T. MUNCEY, who had a stroke of apoplexy Friday morning, Dec. 17, and he only lived about four hours after the stroke. It was a shock to us all, as the evening before he was around and seemed to be as well as common. All of his children did not get here to see him before the funeral, which was held at the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Bro. HOLMAN officiating. Mr. Muncey was 69 years old. We extend our sympathy to his mother and children and may God be with us ‘till we meet again.
Dr. A. G. COLLINS, son of Dr. J. P., is home on a visit from school at St. Louis. Mr. Collins is finishing his course of study and we believe will make an able physician.
CHARLES HARRELL of Nocona visited here Sunday.
JOHN DUTTON and family left for Whitesboro Saturday.
ED CLAY of Oklahoma is visiting home folks here.
MADISON STAFFORD is home from a trip out west.
Mrs. SALLIE WALL has been suffering from rheumatism.
Mrs. C. C. GORDON has been sick with neuralgia.
MONFORD SIGMAN is home for a visit.
E. WHITE received the sad news of the death of his father, A. WHITE, at Mill Creek, Oklahoma.
Mrs. MAY COOKES and father WHITE LOY spent Sunday in Gainesville with Mrs. Cooper’s husband who is at the sanitarium. (Cookes or Cooper—both words are in the item)
The death angel visited the home of WILL HOUSTED and took away the loving wife and mother on Dec. 26th at 2 p.m. and was laid away on the 27th in the Mallard Cemetery. The father and children have out sympathy.
Rev. R. M. FRANK filled his regular appointment Saturday and Sunday.
Local and Personals
WILL MAPLES went to Gainesville.
MARSHALL ANDERSON was at Gainesville.
Five teams of horse and mules for sale. Apply to J. B. MARCH.
OSCAR MCELROY transacted business at Wichita Falls.
NEWEL CRAIN, who is attending Baylor University, is home for the holidays.
The beautiful residence of S. M. DAVIS near his cotton yard is nearing completion.
Miss ORBEY CROXTON, who is attending the Girls Industrial School at Denton, spent the holidays with homefolks.
WOOD & Co. are moving their store into the MCINTIRE building.
J. M. STARR, who is at work in Albany, returned to resume his position after visiting here.
Unclaimed letters at the Nocona post office on December 28, 1908
Dr. J. G. ADAMS
Mrs. E.A. CON
Mrs. L. B. CROW
Rev. S. C. DUNN
ANNIE E. GRAVES
Mr. G. HEATH
HARRIE H. HALL
Mr. GARLIN HILL
Mr. WALTER JERNEGAN
Mr. EARL MACKEY
E. A. MARTIN
G. R. PAUL
C. C. SEN. TOBY
R. C. THOMPSON
Signed by W. N. MERRITT, postmaster.
Changes for 1909
C. L. GASS will move his stock to the GREAVES & CRITES stand. C. M. MCNEW will move is second hand store across the street in the room lately occupied by R. E. RUSSELL as a pool hall.
R. E. RUSSELL left for Oklahoma on business.
Mrs. W. B. LEWIS visited the holidays at Fort Worth.
L. D. CHAMBLISS of Bowie was here on business.
J. A. BEAL of Shamrock visited his parents, Capt. BEAL and family.
Dr. N. W. CRAIN has a new son.
Dr. and Mrs. DOSS visited in Oklahoma.
Mrs. M. A. CARTER left for Hamilton, Texas to spend a few months visiting relatives.
TOM DOWD, who was at one time in business here, came to visit.
Miss LENA MATLOCK of Wichita Falls spent Christmas here.
W. S. JAMESON was here from the county seat.
W. C. NEWMAN and wife of Childress passed through en route to Montague.
BERRY PRICE, who is practicing at Waurika, Oklahoma, was here.
S. M. DAVIS Jr. is now employed by CHARLES L. GASS in the dry goods business.
JOHN H. BOWERS of Hereford visited here.
FOSTER POPE is here from New Mexico to visit and says he will likely remain with us.
CARL ROWLAND got burned.
JIM LEWIS left on the west bound train for Ryan, Oklahoma on business.
BOONE WILSON of Bowie has accepted a position with J. B. WILSON & Co. here.
G. T. DOROUGH returned from visiting his old home at Canton.
LUTHER MORRIS of Ardmore, Oklahoma is the guest of his mother, Mrs. DORA MORRIS and sister Mrs. A. B. BARLOW.
The pool hall has been put out of business.
Mrs. C. A. THOMASON returned to her home at Grapevine after visiting her parents, Capt. BEAL and family.
Rev. C. W. DUNN preached two excellent sermons at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
J. C. SMITH made a business trip to Saint Jo.
G. M. BUSH and W. T. RUSSELL were in Montague on business.
J. M. STARR of Albany visited here.
Mrs. J. J. BAILEY left on the east bound train to visit.
Mrs. CORA DAVIS returned from Guthrie, Oklahoma.
J. T. SANDERS of Wichita Falls was here and took in the show at the opera house.
To the ladies, having been asked by a number of ladies when they could see the machines in operation, H. J. JUSTIN & Sons announce that on Friday afternoon, January 1, they invite the ladies of Nocona and vicinity to pay a visit to their factory, when they will be shown thru the shop with all of the machines in operation.
JAKE DENNIS left for his new home at Chillicothe. His wife Mrs. MARY DENNIS will visit her mother at Alvord and then join her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. ELDER DENNIS visited.
Miss HELEN and young FRED SALMON came home to spend the holidays.
Miss MINNIE and ED HOWARD are expected home.
Miss ANNA DENNIS attended the Teachers Institute at Montague.
Mr. and Mrs. PHILANDER SMITH left for their new home near Chillicothe.
Mr. SIZEMORE purchased the BOWERS farm.
Eagle Point Items
Mr. and Mrs. CADMUS MCCALL visited here.
Misses SERINTHA and PEARL SMITH visited the Shady Grove community.
Mrs. MATTIE LAWRENCE and little daughter are guests of the children’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JOE LAWRENCE.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. SMITH visited a sick friend in the Prairie Mound community.
Mrs. ALLIE PUCKETT returned from the Teachers Institute.
FRANK KING’S daughter from Elgin, Oklahoma is visiting.
Mrs. NANNIE SMITH has a severe cut on her hand.
NAYLOR SIMMONS and KYLE BAREFOOT of Sandy Mound attended the party at BEN BRATCHER’S Saturday.
ORSON and Misses MILDRED and LURA PUCKETT visited their aunt, Mrs. EMMA PAYNE, at Saint Jo.
BEN and BILL CUNNINGHAM attended Sunday school at Eagle Point.
Grandma LEMONS suffered a fall last week.
Red River Station
Mrs. BESSIE ADDINGTON has been ill.
JIM LEWIS attended court at Montague.
G. H. HAYSLIP and family moved to Fort Worth.
Mrs. LILLIE JENNINGS’ mother is visiting her.
G. W. HINTON of Oklahoma is here and intends to build on his part of the GRAYSON estate at once. J. E. A. BURNETT will do the work.
G. C. GRAY and A. J. JENNINGS sold a herd of cattle to some Nocona men.
JOE MILLER left for Atlanta, Georgia to visit relatives.
On account of having to preach a funeral Saturday, Bro. HOLMAN failed to fill his regular appointment, but he preached to a large audience Sunday.
Rev. HUMPHRIES will preach at Morris Chapel.
Dock, the trusty old buggy horse of Mrs. GEORGE BRUNE, died last week.
Misses ELNA HORNE and CLARA GRAY of Red River Station attended church and visited Miss BUCKLEY Sunday.
Rev. KIDWELL of Decatur has moved here.
A large crowd attended the singing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. DAVE MOLSBEE Sunday.
LARK DRAKE and family moved to Idaho.