Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
July 10, 1914
The wedding of EARL SMITH of Bowie and Miss FLOSSIE HENLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM HENLEY, took place Sunday morning at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. I. V. STINE officiated. Miss HILDA FLADOS sang and Miss MABEL PRICE placed the wedding march. Mr. Smith is a young business man of Bowie, now engaged in tailoring. He taught school at Red Prairie, south of Nocona, the past two terms.
Unclaimed letters by July 6, 1914
Miss ADA SMITH
WILIE A. WILSON
CHARLIE and NINA DAVIS
CHARLES A. WATSON of Denison and Miss ANNA MAY ORR of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride June 28 by Rev. J. H. JAMISON. They will make their home at Denison where he is employed as a railway mail clerk.
Prof. BEDFORD WEAVER returned from Uvalde. He taught at the Uvalde high school this term and will return there.
Miss LEPA BRADFORD received a scholarship to the University of Texas in recognition of the work she accomplished at Nocona high school.
Miss BONNIE CRITES has typhoid fever.
Miss OPAL RUSSELL returned from Henrietta where she was the guest of Miss GRACE HANEY.
Mrs. MAGGIE WEEMS of Quinlin visited her mother Mrs. SUSIE MENASCO.
Last Saturday while crossing Red River in a single buggy, BRYON BOND and Mrs. STANLEY BOND got in deep water and came near drowning.
GEORGE PATTERSON, Mr. and Mrs. LEN PATTERON and Miss FLORENCE LOE attended the all day singing at Boren school house.
Little THOMAS NEWTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. SIM YANCY, has been sick.
Mrs. J. W. RODEN gave the little folks a party Saturday afternoon in honor of RANDALL LOE WILSON of Duncan, Oklahoma and her grandchildren, ELMA and EDWIN MILLER of Bowie. There were about 30 children present.
S. A. and TOM LEE and H. C. ROBINSON attended a big singing near Duncan, Oklahoma. S. A. will return here to begin a 15 day vocal music school there next week.
There will be an ice cream supper at Morris Chapel next Saturday night.
Miss FLORENCE LOE and nephew RANDALL LOE WILSON are visiting relatives at Haskell county.
TOM TINNEY and Mr. MONROE visited at LUTHER GORMANS’.
Miss ESSIE HOWARD was a guest of the DENNIS family.
MARY LEE DAVIS visited VERA HOWARD.
Misses MOZELLE SAVAGE, VERA HOWARD, FANNY and LILY CROWNOVER and MARY LEE DAVIS visited at Mrs. MORGAN’S.
Mrs. JOHN YORK and children of Claypool, Oklahoma visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SAVAGE, then returned home. Miss LOLA SAVAGE returned with her.
The HOLT family visited the MORGAN family.
MOODY DAVIS and wife visited the ARTHUR PAYNE family.
MAY WARDELL visited DONNIE MADDOX.
BEALL MCGAUGHY and ALBERT EDWARD left to work in the harvest.
W. V. ASKEW has removed to Marietta, Oklahoma, his old home. Mr. Askew discontinued the Airdome last week. He and his wife will locate in Marietta for a while then may locate in Salt Lake City.
JIM CARPENTER was seriously injured by falling from a rapidly moving automobile at Pomona, California. BRUCE BARLOW and another man were driving the auto with Mr. Carpenter in the back seat, making a quick turn around a wagon loaded with hay and Jim was thrown to the pavement.
Lone Prairie News
Messrs. COOK and RUSSELL, candidate for county judge and HERRING for commissioner, were here.
Mr. and Mrs. BURCH gave the young people a social in honor of Miss LUTIE DAVIS who returned to her home at Belknap.
JAMES AUST and ALBERT SANSFORD are hauling oats for Mr. CLARK.
July 17, 1914
Mrs. ELIZABETH BERRY
Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. LOVING, at Walters, Oklahoma, July 1, 1914, Mrs. ELIZABETH BERRTY, age 84. The remains were brought to Nocona, where she had made her home for many years even before Nocona was founded. Burial took place at the Starkey cemetery near old Duxbury, where some 36 years ago her husband was buried. Impressive funeral services were held by the grave by Rev. N. R. STONE of the Methodist church at Nocona…She was the mother of a large and interesting family.
Expressions of gratitude from the family of Mrs. Elizabeth Berry; Mrs. D. C. JORDAN of Nocona, Mrs. J. M. Loving of Walters, Okla., Mrs. S. D. KING of Chillicothe; Mrs. O. L. HAMILTON of Lewisville.
July 24, 1914
Mr. LEHMAN of Dallas bought the Nocona Ice & Light Co.
Capt. J. T. ROWLAND Answers Last Call.
After a lingering illness, Capt. J. T. ROWLAND passed over the river of death, answered the last long roll call…79 years. For the past 56 years, he had been a Texas citizen and identified with the opening, the progress, and in the forefront of civilization in north Texas. More than 40 years ago he commanded the Texas Rangers stationed at old Red River Station. He fought many hard fights with the savage red men. He won victories of peace, too, was prominent in Texas political life for more than 40 years, mayor of Gainesville for several terms, member of the Texas legislature, mayor of Nocona six years…a resident of Montague county for 19 years and Nocona for 11 years. ..remains taken to Gainesville where the funeral services and last sad rites were performed…
Card of thanks from the family of Capt. Rowland: Mrs. J. T. ROWLAND; W. D. ROWLAND of Gainesville; R. L. ROWLAND of Denton; J. M. ROWLAND of Spur; J. W. ROWLAND of Pomona, California.
CHARLEY and ORIN ROBERSON left for Sadler to visit a sister then will to Whitesboro to play ball.
Unclaimed letters for July 20, 1914
S. A. BAKER
G. W. DELANEY
T. J. WIGGINS
Mrs. L. S. PRIDDY returned from visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. I. A. BAXTER at Holdenville, Okla. Her sister, Miss NELDA BAXTER, returned with her to visit for two weeks.
Mr. YEAGER of Ringgold, who recently married, bought a nice bill of furniture from Thurston Hardware.
July 31, 1914
Miss MABEL PRICE entertained with a Sunrise Picnic Tuesday to honor Miss LILLIAN JACKSON of Ravenna. They cooked breakfast over a camp fire, then took Kodak pictures and ate watermelon.
August 7, 1914
LEE ORAL BLACK
After a long illness, LEE BLACK died at Clovis, New Mexico July 30. He was in New Mexico for his health, hoping the climate would check the tuberculosis that he was stricken with, but all medical and climate changes were unavailing. He was born in Nocona March 20, 1887. His father was one of the first men who had dry goods business here. ..Six years ago he married Miss SAKIE RUSSELL, who with one sister Mrs. EVA SCHILDS of Kansas City, survives. ..He was brought to Nocona and laid to rest beside those who had preceded him.
Mr. and Mrs. ED HAYS of Wichita Falls are the guests of her mother Mrs. R. T. ANDERSON.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. UTT chaperoned a party of young people to Seay Crossing… Attending were Misses LEO SHORT, MATTIE ANTRAM, RUGIE CONE, HORTENSE LAFORCE, NELL JORNAN, UNA FLOURNOY, ALLIE RICHARDS of Chickasha, Okla., ENID JUSTIN and Messrs. JNO. JUSTIN, OLE FLADOS, ROY FLOURNOY, OLIN and KENT ALEXANDER, L. Z. CONE, and the chaperones.
LEROY HUMPHRIES is the guest of his brother D. S. T. HUMPHIRES. He reports dry and hot weather at Athens.
The Dunkards will start their meeting at the school house.
CHARLES RUNNELS and wife were guests of the WILLARD PARTRIDGE family.
D. M. MAXWELL returned from eastern Oklahoma.
The Nocona Camp Fire Girls, chaperoned by Miss BLANCHE STONE, met at Stony Point.
Mr. R. W. CUNNINGHAM
After a long illness, death called MARY REBECCA CUNNINGHAM last Thursday. She had tuberculosis and had been confined to her room for the past four months. She was born January 1861 in McMinn County, Tennessee. She was the mother of 10 children, 2 died in infancy, 8 are living, 3 girls and 5 boys. Four are married, J. W. and BEN CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. E. C. COLEMAN and Mrs. WILL O’NEIL. Mrs. Cunningham had been a member of the Methodist church since she was 15 or 16. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. SIMMONS and interment at Eagle Point cemetery.
Mrs. C. E. PAIR
Mrs. NONA PAIR, wife of C. E. PAIR, was called by death August 1. She had been in bad health for some months, but only seriously ill a few hours. She was born November 7, 1886, daughter of Mrs. JOHN W. JONES. She leaves her husband, five small children, her mother, three sisters and two brothers. She has been a member of the Prairie Mound Baptist church since 1909. She was buried at Nocona cemetery by the Eastern Star last Sunday.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. Pair: C. E. PAIR, Mrs. JOHN W. JONES, Miss LILLIE JONES, Mrs. ROBERT HYNDS, JESS JONES, W. W. JONES, and Mrs. ETHEL MCDADE of Foss, Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. WARREN, who were so long idenfitied with Nocona, arrived here for an extended visit. They have been in California for two years.
Mrs. EVA SCHILDS, formerly Miss Eva Black of Nocona, of Kansas City came to the funeral of her brother, LEE BLACK, and remained for a few days as the guest of Mrs. J. A. FOOSHEE. Mrs. Schilds was born and reared here. She married R. F. SCHILDS of Kansas City on June 30, 1914.
Mrs. BLACKWELL and daughter Miss JEWELL of Little Rock, Arkansas arrived to visit. Quite a party of friends were at the depot to meet them. They lived here until some four years ago, they left for their old Arkansas home.
Mrs. LUCY BREEZE
Mrs. LUCY BREEZE died at the home of her sister Mrs. J. H. CHAMBERS, northwest of town, Thursday. She had been seriously ill with typhoid fever for the three weeks. She leaves her husband and six small children and other relatives. The funeral was held at the Chambers home and interment was at Nocona cemetery.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. Breeze: J. J. BREEZE and family; J. H. CHAMBERS and family; Mrs. TOM BREEZE; Mrs. ODOM BREEZE.
WALTER REYNOLDS of Ringgold was here.
Mrs. HOMER GREASON of Bowie visited her sister Miss VELMA STONE.
Miss EMMA CARMICHAEL is here on vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES DONALD and J. M. DONALD were at Montague.
Miss JENNIE PARKER of Arco, Idaho is the guest of her uncle J. L. RAGLAND.
Miss JOSA ALEXANDER visited Mrs. JOSA DIXON at Wichita Falls.
Misses ZANA and MINNIE KATE GUTHRIE returned to Mangum, Oklahoma.
Miss JEFFIE YOUNG and sister Mrs. SCOTT REEBURGH of Mangum, Oklahoma visited their sister Mrs. J. R MODRALL.
Miss MABEL STUMP returned from visiting at Spanish Fort.
JOHN ROWLAND returned to Long Beach, California where he moved last fall.
Miss FRANCES FLADOS entertained some little friends.
Mrs. JEFF FOWLER of Lockney came to visit her mother Mrs. M. A. FRY. Her daughter Miss SUE FOWLER will come from Stargville, Mississippi where she has been taking a special musical course.
Advertisement for Doan’s Kidney Pills, endorsed by R. M. MCNEW, a carpenter at Nocona.
August 14, 1914
The Singing to be held at Morris Chapel, four miles northwest of Nocona, Sunday, Aug. 16, will have: TOM LEE, J. D. MORRIS, H. C. ROBINSON, E. N. EMERY, Prof. S. H. SAVAGE, Prof. ERNEST WILSON.
Misses MARY MARCH and GLENN ALLEN entertained a small crowd of ‘kids’ Tuesday. Miss JEWELL BLACKWELL entertained with a story.
Miss LOLA BALL went to Gainesville.
Mrs. R. R. SHORT and children visited relatives at Amarillo.
WADE CLARK returned from visiting relatives at Austin.
Miss MARY FLYNT visited at St. Jo.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. WARREN and Miss MOLLIE WOMACK visited Mrs. J. J. MORRIS.
Mrs. F. P. AVIS and baby of Wichita Falls visited her mother Mrs. MATLOCK.
Mrs. J. C. WOODSIDE of Wichita, Kansas visited Mrs. J. R. MODRALL and family.
Miss LOU HARWELL left for the Dallas market and will visit her sister Mrs. R. S. CLARK at Grand Prairie.
HENRY GLENN of Winters visited Mrs. JOHN W. JONES and family.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL GLEASNOR of near Ryan, Oklahoma and JERRY GLEASNOR of Collinsworth county, Texas visited their sister Mrs. W. H. CUBINE.
Miss LENA BRADFORD left for Fort Worth.
H. J. JUSTIN was in Dallas.
Mrs. KEMP returned to daughter’s home, Mrs. R. M. MCNEW, from a visit with Mrs. H. C. MASTERSON at Montague.
Mrs. A. L. MCNEW and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. MCNEW and son visited the RUSSELL family in the country.
WILLIAM ALCORN of Route 5 returned from the sanitarium at Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. HUNT of Lone Oak visited her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. N. F. TAYLOR.
Deputy JOHN SKINNER bound some 20 quarts of booze near the coal chute last Saturday, 26 quarts of alcohol and 2 of brandy. Mr. Skinner is holding same for owner, who will kindly come forward and claim same.
Miss MOLLIE WOMACK led the services at the Methodist church last Sunday. She is a Nocona girl who has been in the home missionary work for the past three years, stationed at Meridian, Mississippi.
ERNEST COOPER came in from Ringling and is now with the ROY S. JONES’ barber shop. Mr. Cooper is already known here, was here last year with ED HILLARD.
Owing to continued illness, it became necessary to take Mrs. W.E. PRICE to the sanitarium at Dallas last week. ROY PRICE of the News is with her.
Rev. ERNEST C. MOBLEY will speak next week.
August 21, 1914
Advertisement for Doan’s Kidney Pills with a testimony by J. W. M. JOHNSON, a farmer at Henrietta.
H. H. BREWSTER of Mineral Wells, formerly of Nocona, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MULLINS.
From the July 30th issue of the Salt Lake Tribute: Mrs. SIMPSON, formerly Miss MCDAVID, was a member of the our high school some three years ago.. Romance which began in the country schoolhouse at Castleton in southeastern Utah, culminated in the marriage of Miss MARY E. MCDAVID and BEN H. SIMPSON at the First Congregational Church last night, performed by Rev. ELMER I. GOSHEN of the First Congregational church. Miss McDavid came to Utah from Texas to teach and was assigned to Castleton. Mr. Simpson, a former student at the Colorado School of Mines, is a merchant and prospector in eastern Utah and western Colorado…
DOYLE BRADFORD of Madill, Oklahoma is visiting home folks.
ALFRED FANNIN and sister Mrs. ARP of Greenville visited the FRANK WOODS family.
Miss BRUCIE DIXON of Wichita Falls is the guest of Miss JOSA ALEXANDER.
Miss BONNIE CRITES is visiting her grandmother< Mrs. W. D. DAVIS, at Duncan, Okla.
Mrs. COMBS KIRBY of Route 2 is ill with typhoid fever.
Miss EMMA CARMICHAEL is visiting relatives at Chickasha, Okla.
E. E. HOLLAND and daughter Miss VERDIE of Bonita visited Mrs. MATTIE RACHELL.
Sheriff A. W. CUNNINGHAM and county attorney PAUL DONALD of Montague had business here.
SCOTT L. REEBURG, cashier of the First State Bank at Mangum, Oklahoma, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. MODRALL.
ALFORD MCCALL returned from Montana.
LOUSI BAREFOOT of Foss, Okla., visited relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. CROW, accompanied by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. HAWKINS, are visiting relatives at Okemah, Okla.
GORDON WELLS and wife visited of Faxon, Okla., visited here. LENA BRADFORD returned from Fort Worth, Miss GRACE BRADFORD returned with her.
W. R. GIBSON’S livery team ran away, narrowly missing some citizens.
Miss MATTIE MANNING will return here to take up music class.
Mr. THOMAS, proprietor of the Pilot Point flour mills, was here. He has many old time friends in Nocona, Capt. PAINE, J. H. CONE and others.
C. W. CRITES, a successful dry goods merchant here, left for markets at St. Louis.
S. M. KINCAID came after Mrs. M. A. BRADLEY, Mrs. LENA CARSON and two children to visit at his home on Route 2. Mrs. Kincaid gave a farewell dinner for Mrs. Bradley who returned to Dallas Center, Iowa. Mrs. Bradley will make her home with a sister and brother-in-law. She has lived in and near Nocona for some years.
Mrs. R. B. CLARK entertained her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. WILSON of Sherman.
Miss SALLIE MCGAW entertained some friends with an apple and watermelon party. Music was rendered by Miss NELLIE BAXTER. Present were Misses LILLIE, CORA and ALICE GRIMSLEY, ETHEL WREN, RUTH and BESSIE PRIDDY, CARRIE and ORA SMITHSON, RUBY BAKER, and Messrs. ROBERT and JAMES MCGAW, RONDY, RYAN, PEMBERTON, BAKER, LYLEE STEWARD, JOE STEWARD, EARL and ELMER BROOKS.
August 28, 1914
Nocona’s first bales of cotton were received Tuesday, Aug. 15. It brought in by WILL CLARY of Route 4, ginned by W. D. CARMICHAEL, and bought by J. H. CONE. The second bale was brought in by R. A .PAULING of Route 5.
M. F. HENLEY
Death called M. F. HENLEY at the home of his daughter, Mrs. IKE WALKER near Red Prairie, Wednesday morning, August 26. He had been ill for a long time, suffered a stroke of paralysis some years ago…He was born Dec. 23, 1838 and died Aug. 26, 1914. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. L. F. PALMER at the Walker home and the remains were interred at Nocona cemetery Wednesday.
Card of thanks from the family of M. F. Henley: Mr. and Mrs. IKE WALKER, Mrs. KATIE WALLS, Mrs. C. R. TICE, Mrs. ALICE RIGGINS and MILES H. HENLEY.
J. E. CHISHOLM moved his family to his home place in the northeast part of town.
Mrs. M. M. KERN was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. WHITESIDE at Ryan, Okla.
Elder A. N. AKTINS of Los Angeles, California was the guest of his brother H. G. ATKINS.
Miss EMMA CARMICHAEL returned from visiting her brother, J. D. CARMICHAEL and family, at Chickasha, Okla.
Mr. WHISENHUNT moved his family to the old CARTER place in north part of town.
Miss LILLIE JONES, accompanied by her sister Mrs. ROBERT HYNDS, and CLIFFORD LEMON, went to Dallas and drove home with a new Maxwell touring car.
SAM MCDONALD of Slaton came to visit old friends. He lived here some years ago when his family moved to Portales, New Mexico.
Mrs. W. D. CARMICHAEL entertained some relatives for a family reunion: Mr. and Mrs. MARK RANEY of Garland, Mrs. ATKESON of Hastings, Okla.; the GILES WILLIAMS family of Mobeta, the L. L. WARE family of St. Jo, and the PERCY WARE family of Whitesboro.
Miss OBIE FATHEREE visited her mother, Mrs. N. B. FATHERREE. She had been in Chicago for three weeks at the market with the P.B.M. party from Wichita Falls and she was returning to Wichita Falls.
Little NORMA JACOBS of Chickasha, Oklahoma is visiting her grandmother Mrs. N. B. FATHERREE.
Miss BRUCIE DIXON, after visiting Miss JOSA ALEXANDER, went to St. Jo to visit an aunt.
Rev. F. A. WHITELEY returned home. He had been in protracted meetings at his old home in Arkansas and later Profit in Young County, Texas.
Miss VERA GIST entertained some friends last week.
Barrell and Rock Springs
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. REEVES of Lone Prairie visited her daughter Mrs. AUST.
Bro. CAGER is holding a successful meeting at Rock Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. JIMMIE GRAY visited their mother at Grayson.
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. GRAYSON of Oscar, Oklahoma and Miss SARAH GRAYSON and young LUKE visited their nephew J. M. LEWIS.
WILL BROWN and father had business at Nocona.
September 4, 1914
The 26th Reunion is in full sway.
September 11, 1914
On Sept. 3, Miss ANNA LEE SHORT and OLIN V. ALEXANDER were united in marriage at the home of the bride, Rev. N. R. STONE performing the ceremony. Miss JOSA ALEXANDER played the wedding march. Miss GLADYS SHORT, sister of the bride, and KENT ALEXANDER were the attendants.
Article reprinted about the hanging of CHARLEY HARRIS when LEVI PERRYMAN was sheriff.
H. J. JUSTIN carries an advertisement in the Oklahoma Farmer Stockman and received a letter:
Do you remember WILEY LANHAM, nephew of WILEY HARRISON, who visited him at Burlington 31 year ago when he was clerking for JIM STONE? I was there during the election with Grover Cleveland was elected. I am judging that you are the same man that was there then running a shoe shop. JOE JUSTIN was the man’s name. He made my uncle’s boots and shoes for many years and I expect he is making them for him yet. …I was 16 when I first visited him, and 17 or 18 when I visited him again. That was the summer when JIM STONE was closing out his business. WE went up on Mud Creek hunting that summer. WALTER CRAIN killed a deer and I killed a turkey, only game that was killed. … first visitCOFFEE was clerking in Jim Stone’s store, think he was in partnership with him. WILL BRENTS was in the drug store next door to Jim Stone’s. JOHN MARCH was there, I think, in the cattle business. GEORGE TUCKER was deputy U. S. marshal. WILL SHACKELFORD was there, and JOHN WILLIAMS was noted for being the biggest liar in Burlington….
September 18, 1914
Thirty-Five Years Ago
From O.L. HAMILTON, editor of the Lewisville Enterprise, recalling:
Mr. T. R. STUMP:
I read with great interest the account of the CHARLES HARRIS hanging, as reproduced from the old Texas Northwest. I lived at St. Jo at the time of the hanging, but saw Mr. Harris hung; Mrs. JUDD, who afterwards married CHARLES HOYT, at that time editor of the Texas Northwest, and Hoyt wrote the article. My father was the correspondent for the Northwest, the only paper in Montague county from St. Jo. We moved to Montague and I worked on the paper. Mrs. Judd had still editor, not yet married to Hoyt. J. M. ROREK (ROARK) bought the Texas Northwest 3 or 4 years after Harris was hung. I worked for him. He came from a sheep ranch near Henrietta. His wife was Miss DOCIA(?) DENNIS, a sister of Mrs. W. A. ‘BUD’ MORRIS, who now lives in Montague. J. M. Rorek / Roark was the editor of the Texas Northwest when the courthouse burned. It was he ho first saw the fire and rang the Methodist church bell to sound the alarm.. from O. L. Hamilton.
Miss ELSIE ANNIE STUMP and EDGAR EAKINS of near Spanish Fort were united in marriage .
September 25, 1914
Death called Miss JESSIE MILSON Saturday, Sept. 19, after an illness of two weeks. She was born May 13, 1898, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T MILSON. She was converted a meeting conducted by Rev. DOCKETT ADAIR last fall and joined the Methodist church. The funeral services at the family home on the south side were conducted by Rev. N. R. STONE and interment at Fairview cemetery, southeast of Bonita. Services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. MCMILLIN of the Bonita Methodist church.
October 2, 1914
After an illness of nearly four weeks, death called ALEXANDER CLINGINGSMITH Thursday…He was well known in Nocona, having lived here many years and had been in the employ of J. H. CONE hardware company for the past two years. He was born December 27, 1860 in Adams County, Illinois and died in Nocona October 1, 1914. The funeral services and interment will be held Friday at the Nocona cemetery. He leaves his wife and children.
C. A. MORRIS
After a long and trying illness, death called C. A. MORRIS Thursday evening, September 24th. …He was well known to all Nocona people.. He was a citizen of Nocona many years and will be missed as only the pioneers are. C. A MORRIS was born July 6, 1851 and died in Nocona September 24, 1914. The funeral services were held at the family residence in the presence of a large number of friends and family. Interment was at Nocona cemetery. The following family members survive: Mrs. D. C. CAMPBELL of Grandfield, Okla.; Mrs. A. L. ROBB and DRESDEN MORRIS, both of Electra; Mrs. C. A. MORRIS and two daughters KENT and ODIS will remain in Nocona.
RUBY FERN FORESTER
RUBY FERN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRED FORESTER, died Monday afternoon after a short illness…Ruby Fern was 17 months old. After the funeral service at the family residence, interment was at the Jessie cemetery northeast of town.
Blind HENRY LANDERS, who once lived near old Spanish Fort, was a Nocona visitor this week. He is remembered by many of the old settlers, lost his eyes in the terrible blizzard while on his way to Spanish Fort many years ago. He comes to Nocona once or twice a year.
October 16, 1914
A pretty wedding was celebrated Wednesday morning at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. D.C.JORDAN, when Miss NELL BERNARD JORDAN and CALVIN PHILLIPS DODSON of Sanger were married. ..Miss BESSIE BARRY sang, accompanied by Miss VERNA FLYNT. Rev. N. R. STONE of the Methodist church officiated. Attendants were little FRANCES MARIE PRESCOTT, Miss HORTENSE LAFORCE and L. Z. CONE.
On Wednesday, October 14, the marriage ceremony of Miss LILLIE MAY JONES and CLIFFORD LEMON was solemnized by Rev. J. H. HENDERSON of the First Christian Church, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. JNO. W. JONES. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. LEMON and connected with the Lemon & Sons Grocery.
Wednesday morning of last week, J. W. WILEY and Miss NELL SEAY of Belcherville were married at Henrietta, by the Methodist minister, Rev. F. A. CRUTCHFIELD, then to Belcherville after the ceremony. Mr. Wiley formerly lived at Bellevue, but now is the station agent at the Belcherville for the Katy RR.
October 23, 1914
A romance culminated in the marriage of FRANK R. FOSTER and Miss RUBY MARCH last Sunday afternoon at Montague. They were driven over by L. Z. CONE, accompanied by Miss CHLOE MARCH, sister of the bride. Mr. Foster is a son of Dr. R. A FOSTER and was reared in Nocona, engaged in merchant tailoring and gent’s furnishing business. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MARCH, popular and accomplished.
Rev. and Mrs. I. V. STINE leave for their new home at Decatur, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SCOTT are now in the Stine residence on the south side.
There will be a piano and song recital by SAM S. LOSH, presented by Miss MATTIE J. MANNING at the Electric Theatre.
J. R. HAYS and Miss ELLA MINOR were married last Thursday night at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. MINOR, Rev. WILEY COX officiating. The groom came to this country from Alabama five years and has carried the Montague-Nocona mail for more than four years, residing at Nocona where he has a neat little home.
Mrs. CELIA OTT BEAR
As the result of a tragedy last Friday afternoon, Mrs. CELLIA OTT BEAR of Henrietta was shot and killed…Neighbors heard the shot and rushed to the house and found her lying in a pool of blood and her husband was crazed with grief. After the news was received here, Mr. and Mrs. G. M.UTT and their sister Mrs. CHARLES DONALD left immediately for Henrietta. Mrs. Bear was born on the old ranch place northeast of Nocona some 7 or 8 miles on May 7, 1877 and she died at Henrietta October 16, 1914. She is survived by her husband, a boy 16 years old, and a girl 9 years old. Her brother G. M. UTT and sister Mrs. DONALD also survive. ..The remains were brought and interred in the Nocona cemetery.
Dr. FOSTER sold his Studebaker car to JEFF JAMESON of Montague.
On the singing program at the First Christian Church: R. G. ATKINS, TOM LEE, CLAY ROBINSON, ART LOE, JAMES MARTIN, J. E. STILES, BEN PARRISH, Miss MARY PARISH, ART LOE, Miss GLADYS BONDS, and Messrs. GOSS, CHRISTIAN, SAVAGE, WILSON, W. TALLEY, Rev. HUMPHREYS.
An oil rig was unloaded here for CHARLES DENNEY who will at once begin drilling a well on the TAYLOR BENTON farm some two miles southeast of Nocona. Mr. DENNY already had MCGREW’s to drill a shallow well where the deep well will be put down.
November 6, 1914
Oscar, Oklahoma News
CLYDE SEAY and BERT SEWELS visited Wichita Falls.
The farmers are all busy picking cotton.
OSCAR SEAY, the veteran ranchman and son, WILMER, attended the speaking for AL JENNINGS, candidate for governor.
GEORGE MCCAMEY and HARRY CONLEY, oil well drillers in the Healdton, passed through en route to Iowa Park, Texas to drill two wells for Sunset Oil Co.
Col. DICK BLACK, one of the most prosperous farmers that resides between Arbuckle Mountains and Red River, is erecting a new cotton seed house on his farm near the WOODROW store and will roof it with sheet iron.
RALPH COVERT, well known well driller, went to the Texas State Fair at Dallas.
JOE BRYANT, sheriff of Montague County, passed through here.
No trespassing or hunting on the JOHN ROWLAND place southwest of town. Posted by J. B. OLDHAM and W. E. WILTON.
No hunting or trespassing on the S. M. DAVIS farm by J. A. GARRISON.
No trespassing or hunting on the land of T. M. HOBEN.
November 13, 1914
A pretty wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. OLE FLADOS was Thursday evening, Nov. 6, when Miss UNA FLOURNOY and OLE FLADOS Jr. were united in marriage by Rev. N. R. STONE of the Methodist church. Miss MATTIE ANTRAM sang and Miss BESS BARRY played. Miss CLO MARCH and ROY FLOURNOY entered, followed by the bride and groom.
TOM LOE of Route 1 and Miss LULA JORDAN of Duncan, Oklahoma were married at Duncan Wednesday, November 4, then departed for Fort Worth, then will live at Nocona.
Miss WINNIE BUSH arrived from Shamrock, Texas where she visited relatives and friends.
P. J. GASKILL of Sherman is the guest of his daughter Mrs. R. G ATKINS and family.
New subscribers: W. H. CORNWELL, Mrs. JORDAN for Mrs. C. P. DODSON; A. A. TEMPLE for Mrs. EARL R. BEAVER of Kane, Wyoming; J. G. CROXTON, S. A. DOTSON for T. R. MINSHEW of Brawley, California; G. W. JACKSON Route 4; C. P. HOPKISN; G. B. HACKLEMAN; R. G. ATKINS, D. W. SEWELL.
H. C. RAYNOR, long time resident of Nocona, accepted a position with J. J. BAILEY at Gainesville and will move his family there.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. KENNEDY went to Gainesville.
CHARLES ROBINSON came from Fort Worth to visit home folks. He is in school at Fort Worth.
Rev. J. H. HENDERSON visited Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Rev. F. A. WHITELEY attended the meeting of the Baptists at Montague.
R. J. EDWARDS of Fort Worth has his small farm near Bonita with 4 room house for sale.
A.A.TEMPLE presented to the News force some fine samples of Wyoming’s apples. His daughter, Mrs. E. R.BEVER of Kane, Wyoming, sent them.
November 21, 1914
S. L. EVANS
S. L. EVANS, son of Mr. and Mrs. SIDNEY EVANS, died at this place Wednesday morning, after an illness of some three or four months. It first thought to be throat trouble, then abscess of a wisdom tooth, then more difficulty until death claimed him. He was 35 years old, married the former Miss GIPSY ROBINSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. ROBINSON, some 13 years ago. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. His remains were buried at Molsbee cemetery northwest of town.
Mrs. E. J. SIMMONS
Death called Mrs. E. J. Simmons, who lived many years near Sandy Mound, last Sunday night. The family had retired Sunday evening; she went to the chicken yard to set steel traps when a stroke or heart failure brought her end. She was found the next morning. She was one of the pioneer citizens of the county, have lived on the old homestead many years, well known, respected. She leaves several children… The remains were interred in the family cemetery Tuesday.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. E. J. Simmons by the families of J. M. ODOM, J. T. HARALSON, J. P. SIMMONS, WALTER HILL, COLTHORP, SKILLMAN, and NAYLOR SIMMONS.
From a later issue:
A tribute to Mrs. E. J. Simmons
Mrs. ELIZABETH JANE SIMMONS was born April 9, 1851 nears Farmersville, Louisiana and lived her on earth more than 63 years. She was married March 18, 1867 to JOHN SIMMONS, who departed this life years ago, leaving Mrs. Simmons and seven children, all surviving except the oldest who died soon after his father. Mrs. Simmons joined the Baptist church when she was 24, moving her membership to Mt. Zion, Montague County, soon after its organization in 1881.
DRESDEN MORRIS of Electra, formerly of Nocona, and Miss CARRIE BELLSEN of Archer City were married at Wichita Falls Thursday, November 12.
Unclaimed Letters for Nov. 16, 1914
W. A. HILL
Subscribers: Rev. I. V. STINE of Decatur; J. O. COBB of near Bonita; A. G. FLOURNOY for WILLIS FLOURNOY who is at Canadian, Texas; J. M. PEARSON of Nocona.
The young people enjoyed a dance at Mr. and Mrs. CAPPERS Saturday night.
CALVIN PHILLIPS has been sick.
JACK WILBANKS built a new house in Oscar.
A.C. BLACK, one of our prominent farmers and cattlemen, moved near Oscar.
Mr. and Mrs. SEWELL’S little son is seriously ill.
November 27, 1914
On Saturday, Nov. 21, Miss JOSIE MURDT and JUDSON REED were married at Woodbine. She is an accomplished young lady living in the Greenbrier community. He is a prosperous young farmer.
Miss LOU PRIDDY is ill.
Mrs. R. L. COLTHART and children returned to Bowie.
Mrs. J. R. SANDERS of Sherman is a guest of her sister Mrs. R. G. ATKINS.
J. G. CROXTON moved his family to Belcherville.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. HAWLEY visited their mother, Mrs. A.A. CROXTON on Thanksgiving then returned to Pilot Point.
Mr. and Mrs. ZACK FLOOD and W.A. ROWAN of Oklahoma City visited relatives in Nocona. Mr. and Mrs. FLOOD lived near old Spanish Fort many years and are acquainted with old timers. They have lived in Oklahoma City since 1889 where he is successful in business and accumulated a nice fortune fro his old days. It has been about 35 years since Mr. Rowan was in this country, since that time he has lived in Oregon and in Tennessee, now in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Flood and Mr. Rowan are sister and brother of Mrs. T. J. BAREFOOT.
On Monday evening, the Wesley Philathea Sunday school class of the Methodist church entertained with a real old fashioned ‘Possum Hunt.’ The party met at Mrs. MCINTIRE’S where conveyances were waiting then they drove east of town to the farm of J. W. HILL. Then the fun began, tramping across fields, pastures, through creeks and briars, then a big bon fire was built in the bed of the creek, rested and told stories. Attending were Misses MATTIE and SALLIE MCINTIRE, LOU HARWELL, CONNIE GILHAM, MAYME HILL, VERNA HERRING, LENA BRADFORD, and Mrs. STUMP. Invited guests were Misses EMMA CARMICHAEL, LAURA PINSON, MARY WEAVER, BLANCHE STONE, and MABLE STUMP, and Messrs. HAROLD CRAIN, CHARLES BERRY, WILIE HAGLBER, ALLEN MCINTIRE, TAYLOR, WILL LEONARD, T. R. STUMP and GATLIN.
Mrs. N. J. PATTERSON of Nocona is visiting here.
Rev. FRANKS preached here.
Our school will open next Monday with Mrs. W. L. BILLINGSLEY as principal and Miss FLORENCE LOE as assistant teacher.
Mesdames MARMADUKE, I.W. RODEN, T. E. LOWE and Misses EVA MARMADUKE, MAGGIE RODEN, and FLORENCE LOE visited the Flower Show last week.
F. B. LOE got the blue ribbon for kaffir corn at the flower show.
Locals from Belcherville
Mrs. JEFF SEAY returned from Oklahoma.
Miss PAULINE GAGE from Red River Station is visiting at the Red River Ranch, guest of Miss DOLLY ADDINGTON.
School began Monday with W. C. TATUM of Bowling Green, Kentucky as principal and Miss LAFORCE of Nocona as assistant teacher.
The Belcherville cotton yard under the management of MARSHALL 7 MILES sent out bale no. 2781 Monday.
LEE CRENSHAW is loading a car load of wheat from his ranch in Oklahoma.
JESS LEMON’S automatic delivery horse and wagon buzz up and the streets of our burg continually.
We miss Dr. and Mrs. J. P.COLLINS and children from our midst.
TOM CHRISTIAN is building a large machinery shed at Red River Ranch.
Mrs. W. F. BENTON is visiting in Oklahoma.
December 11, 1914
WILL LEONARD and Miss MATTIE MCINTIRE were united in matrimony Monday evening at the home of her mother, Mrs. M. J. MCINTIRE by Rev. J. P. HUMPHREYS. Both were reared in Nocona. He is with the Farmers & Merchants Bank and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. LEONARD of near Prairie Mound. She is the daughter of Mrs. M. J. MCINTIRE.
On Saturday, November 28, death claimed RUBY ANNE, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. HICKS, who live in Greenbriar community southeast of Nocona. She had been ill for some time. She was born July 14, 1905 and died November 18, 1914. The remains were interred at Greenbrier cemetery.
TONY ROLLING bought the Star Café from J. D. KENNEDY. Mr. Kennedy has retired and he and Mrs. Kennedy will continue to live in Nocona.