The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
January 22, 1915
On Saturday evening, Miss KIT JORDAN entertained with ‘progressive hearts.’ Attending were Misses BESS BARRY, CONNIE GILHAM, VERAN FLYNT, CHRISTINE CRAIN, MAYBELLE MARCH, MAC WILSON, RUGIE CONE, MATTIE ANTRAM, ENID JUSTIN and BEULAH CRAIN of Denton, and QUINN MOORE of Cordell, Okla., and Mesdames OLIN V. ALEXANDER and OLE FLADOS Jr.
JOHN F. WILLETT of north of Bonita came through Monday en route home from Montague and stopped at the News. Mr. Willett has lived many years near Liberty Chapel and has Montague County’s most famous orchards, both apple (for which he is especially famed), peaches, pecans and berries.
J. H. WAGGONER of Whitewright was here.
At 2 o’clock last Sunday at the residence to the bride’s mother, Mrs. T. P. EVANS in north Bowie, judge HOMER B. LATHAM was married to Miss RUTH EVANS. Rev. R. F. BELL officiated. The groom is the new county judge… They will make their home in Montague. From the Bowie Blade.
H. C. MOODY
After an illness of several years, death claimed H. C. MOODY last Saturday night. He had been seriously ill for some days and his family was gathered at his bedside. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, interment at the Nocona cemetery. Rev. WHEELER, pastor of the Methodist cemetery, conducted the funeral services.
He was born in Tennessee October 9, 1836, lived in Missouri, then Texas. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war he settled in Grayson County, Texas and married Mrs. PRIDDY, a widow. He is survived by his widow and five children, and three stepchildren. The children are: STERLING MOODY of Nocona, E. T. MOODY of Thackerville, Okla., Mrs. HATTIE YORK of Spanish Fort, JOE MOODY and Mrs. MATTIE HAGGERTON of Route 3. The stepchildren are Mrs. J. A. FOOSHEE of Nocona, Mrs. FIELDS of Clarendon and J. B. PRIDDY of Portales, New Mexico. He first settled near old Eagle Point about 32 years ago and has lived near this place ever since. He had been in bad health for past several years. He had been a member of the church for 50 years.
After a visit with their daughter, Mrs. CURT MERRIOT of Walters, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. W.W. COLEMAN returned home here.
Mrs. OLIN ALEXANDER entertained the J.U.T. girls Tuesday. Attending were Mesdames GERVAISE RUSSELL and OLE FLADOS Jr., Misses QUINN MOORE of Cordell, Okla., BEULAH CRAIN of Denton, WINNIE BROWN of the Valley, KIT JORDAN, CONNIE GILHAM, BESS BEARRY, CHRISTINE CRAIN, MATTIE ANTRAM, MABEL MARCH and ENID JUSTIN.
Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER STONE of Bowie were guests of her brother, A. D. LUNN.
Grand jurors: W. A. PHILPOT of Bowie as foreman; W. F. LANCASTER of Bowie as clerk; FRANK CECIL of Bowie; G M. BOYD of Dye Mound; E. J. TUCKER of Forestburg; W. A. TINNE of Uz; GEORGE C. BALL and R. G. ADKINS, both of Nocona; A. J. COX of Belcherville; A L. PIERCE of Bonita; W. H. NABOURS of Montague; I. L. SHULTS as door bailiff.
MARY A. PRENTICE vs JOHN PRENTICE for divorce, dismissed
WEBB & SAULEY vs railroad, dismissed
J. C. WILLIAMS vs ETHEL WILLIAMS, divorce granted
J. M. ZACHARY vs Southwestern Oil Co. to move cloud of title
MACK THOMAS et al vs NEWTON MILLKIN et al
The Cattlemen’s Trust Co. of Fort Worth vs C. W. RATLIFF et al
Locals from Belcher
H. BODY of Henrietta was here.
Mr. and Mrs. JEFF SEAY have a new piano.
February 5, 1915
A quiet home wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening when Rev. G. P. HUMPHRIES and Miss LINA BELDERBACK were united in marriage. Rev. F. A. WHITELEY officiated. Rev. Humphries is the pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Nocona and she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. BILDERBACK and reared in Nocona.
ETHEL MCNABB vs LOUIS MCNABB , partition of property, dismissed.
Mrs. J.F. HARDIN vs J. W. HULL, partition of property..
Mrs. FRANK DAVIS vs Railroad, damages, dismissed
D. T. LOWE vs J. T. GIDCUMB, slander, dismissed
T. C. NORED vs LEONARD LOYD, prefect title
O.RIDENNOUR vs CAMMIE RIDENOUR, divorce granted
T.E. AYRES vs Railroad, damages, dismissed
MINTA CREAMER vs BOSS CREAMER, divorce granted and maiden name MINTA HUNTER restored
W. M. TEMPLETON vs NORA D. TEMPLETON, divorce, jury trial, mistrial
S. S. TROXELL vs JOSIE ADAY et al, partition of property
R. S. JONES vs OLLIE JONES, divorce dismissed
Miss ROSA STEABLER vs RR, damages dismissed
February 12, 1915
JIM HANEY Killed
JIM HANEY died at Mangum, Oklahoma Sunday morning, January 31, following as a result of knife wounds inflicted on him Thursday evening by C. W. RAINEY. The fight occurred at RAINEY’S home when Rainey came home and found Haney and Mrs. Rainey scuffling. Haney assaulted Rainey… Rainey inflicted the knife wounds and kicked Haney out of the house. Haney went to a livery stable and asked for medical assistance… Haney was in Nocona several years and leaves three or four children and a divorced wife. Rainey was not arrested.
Green Brier Items
GEORGE W. HICKS and daughters Misses DOVEY and DONA LEE returned from Henryetta, Oklahoma where they attended the funeral of Miss CORA HICKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. HICKS who formerly resided in this vicinity.
EDD REED, wife and little FRANKIE LEE of the city visited Rev. A. W. REED.
Misses OLA REED, SADIE and ICIE WALKER were guests of Misses GRACE and MATTIE BRANSFORD.
The young people enjoyed a singing at the home of A. W. REED.
J. ELDRED, wife and children of the city visited the G. W. HICKS family.
WASHINGTON MCGREW finished an excellent well on the place where Mrs. BECK resides.
Misses MAGGIE ELDRED and WILLIA ROBERTS attended church here Sunday.
CHARLES GENTRY and family visited the CLARENCE BROWN family.
MATTIE BRANSFORD was the guest of SADIE WALKER.
ICIE WALKER was a guest of ONA REED.
February 19, 1915
Mrs. H. C. LEE
Death called Mrs. H. C. LEE on Tuesday. She had been ill with pellagra for several weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. BATTERSON. Of her children with her at the end were Mrs. C. W. BONER of Bellevue, Mrs. W. B. PATTERSON and WILL LEE of this place. She was born December 15, 1848 and died February 16, 1915. The funeral services were held at the family residence by Rev. F.A. WHITELEY, the remains laid to rest at the Nocona cemetery.
Locals from Belcherville
ROB SEAY and wife were here from Dallas.
Col. CASE’S baby girl is ill.
OSCAR SEAY and family drover over in his car to the home of his brother, hearing of the illness of Mrs. JEFF SEAY.
At the cemetery were Misses MARGUERITE and MARIE BARNETT, Mesdames CLARK and HOLCOMB, Mr. and Mrs. DEE LOWE and their three daughters. Mrs. JIM MITCHELL of Ringgold was here. Miss OBIE FEATHEREE of Wichita Falls sent flowers. Bro. WARREN conducted the funeral services. CLABE BURNETT drove up in his car with a belated brother and sister of Mrs. JEFF SEAY, just before interment. And so we left her sleeping..Mrs. JEFF SEAY lived, loved and worked cheerfully with her husband and children.
March 5, 1915
Lone Prairie Items
JESSIE GRIFFITH visited HAZEL and VERA BURCH.
PEARL LAWSON of Belcherville visited here.
ERNEST WILSON has been teaching a music school at Rock Springs.
BESSIE WILSON visited her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. HOMER CHRISTIAN are the parents of a new baby girl.
ROSE REEVES of Belcherville visited relatives here.
ALVIN CROZINE visited ERNEST WILSON.
JOHN, DELIA KIRBY, Mrs. KIRBY’S father, Mr. MORGAN, and ANNIE REEVES went to Nocona to attend the funeral of TOM SANDERS, who died last Wednesday. Tom was a promising young man and loved by all who knew him.
CLAYTON SEWELL and VIRGIL NULEY went to Mr. REEVES’ Saturday.
JIM COX visited at the SHORT home.
TOM SANDERS died Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. The remains were interred at the Long Branch cemetery Thursday, Rev. N. B. HARALSON officiated. He leaves his wife and little girl.
WILLIE KIRBY of Nocona was at home for a visit.
VIRGIL NUNLEY attended the singing at Rock Springs which is being taught by ERNEST WILSON.
March 19, 1915
Death visited the home of A. D. HOLEMAN / HOLMAN, well known farmer and citizen of our county, and called JIMMIE HOLEMAN. Jimmie Holeman was born November 7, 1896 and died December 24, 1914. He was 18 years one month 17 days old. When very young, Jimmie was stricken with an incurable disease, caused by scarlet fever. He gradually lost control of his muscles and became as helpless as a baby…He gave his pet goat to ALPHA, who is afflicted and helpless too, and his little wagon to LESTER…
J. J. BERRY has been ill.
H.J. JUSTIN arrived from San Antonio where he attended the Cattlemen’s meeting.
BILLIE COMBS, after two years with Lyon-Gray lumber Co. of this place, has been transferred to Hugo, Oklahoma.
Mrs. R. B. CLARK returned from visiting her Mrs. R. R. WILSON of Sherman.
JOE BRYANT of Montague stopped over in Nocona, en route from his Oklahoma ranch to Montague.
Miss CHLOE MARCH came from Ringgold where she is teaching school.
Miss HORTENSE LAFORCE came from Belcherville to spend Sunday at home.
Friends will be glad to hear that S. A. DOTSON is able to be up and about after his illness.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM HODGES are now located with R. A. CUNNINGHAM, having moved to town last week. Hodges has been with KOLBENSCHALAG tin shop for several weeks now.
S. A. LUNN and daughter, Mrs. W. L. STONE of Bowie, E. L. BRANDENBURG and daughter Miss JOSEPHINE of Decatur and J. S. LUNN of Globe, Arizona are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. LUNN.
Some rabbits were slain by J. W. MADDOX, CLYDE MADDOX, ED PAIR, and BAILEY GIST in the Maddox wheat field. They brought in 30 of the long eared rabbits.
Mrs. R. M. MCNEW returned from El Reno, Oklahoma where she was called by the serious illness of her sister Mrs. EDITH HANSELMAN, who had a serious operation, but is improving rapidly.
JOHN STALLCUP, formerly of Nocona and lived many years at Post Oak Prairie, was buried at St. Jo Thursday. He was well known, a most honorable and upright man. Mrs. C. W. CRITES attended the funeral.
C. E. MENASCO of near Montague answered the call of death Tuesday morning. He had been in bad health for some time. He was well known over the county, a candidate for district clerk last year.
FRANK LONG and family visited his brother CHARLEY LONG.
A crowd of Eureka folks attended the literary at Long Branch last Friday night.
Some of our young people attended the party given by Mr. and Mrs. WALTER SMITH of Lone Prairie.
FLORA and ANNE COX entertained some young people with a singing.
The school at Lone Prairie is progressing with Mr. LEATH as teacher.
March 26, 1915
Miss MARY CLARK
Last Monday afternoon, death called Mrs. MARY CLARK from this world. She was born 69 years ago in Ireland and was brought to America by her parents when she was only two years old. She lived in New York state and married WILLIAM CLARK at Buffalo, N.Y. From Buffalo they moved to Arkansas then to Newport, Jack County, and to Nocona when the railroad was built through here. She had lived in Nocona some 35 years. Her husband built the first frame building in Nocona. She is survived by her husband, WILLIAM CLARK, and three of eight children, Mrs. T. W. WILLIAMS, J. G. CLARK, cashier of the Nocona National Bank, and Dr. S. J. CLARK of Austin. The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Williams, by Rev. J. P. KLINE of the Catholic Church at Henrietta. She was raised in the Catholic Church. Interment was at the Nocona cemetery.
JESS SENTER is able to be up after an illness.
Mrs. D.A. PRICE of near Bonita is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. LUNN.
J. B. OLDHAM wants your poultry, butter, hides and furs.
Miss MATTIE DAY of Bonita was at Nocona.
The baby of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. REYNOLDS is ill.
J. F. FIELDS, who lived on Post Oak Prairie near Bonita in the early eighties, died at his home near Humble, Texas, Monday, March 13. He was known to some of the old timers as Uncle JERRY, father of Mrs. W.C. MASTEN of Illinois Bend, but had lived in southern Texas for several years.
April 2, 1915
Mrs. JANNIE HAGGARD
After an illness of two or three years, Mrs. JANNIE HAGGARD departed this life at her home in Bonita, Wednesday, March 17, 1915. She leaves her husband, three brothers and one sisters, and a host of friends…She was born in Jackson County, Alabama Oct. 4, 1872, moved to Texas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LATHAM. She married in Montague N. F. HAGGARD on Aug. 20, 1891. ...Her remains were laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery Thursday afternoon. Elder J. A. HOWARD spoke the words to consolation. ..written by Mrs. ANNIE LANGFORD.
A quiet home wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. WILLIAM SALMON, of near Spanish Fort Tuesday evening by Rev. GRIMSLEY when BEDFORD HENLEY and Miss HELEN SALMON were married. Both are well known here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. HENLEY who live just south of town. She is the daughter of Mrs. WILLIAM SALMON and reared on the Salmon Ranch. They will make their home in Nocona. Mr. Henley purchased the place of J. E. CHISHOLM in the north part of town.
GRADY FOOSHEE is the owner of a new 1915 Model Ford that he purchased from E. A. BERRY.
The barn on the FINCHER farm, that is occupied by W. H. PAYNE, burned Monday. Mr. Payne lost a horse, hog, seed, grain, and other produce.
The Spanish Fort gin, owned by C. R. JACKSON, burned. ..Mr. Jackson has been located at Spanish Fort for several years and is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. BOALDIN / BOULDIN.
April 9, 1915
DANIEL V. CRITES
April 2, 1915, death called DANIEL V. CRITES. He had been very feeble and in ill health for some time. The funeral service was held at the Baptist church by Rev. A. J. HARGIS on April 3, and interment was at the Nocona cemetery. DANIEL V. CRITES was born November 16, 1840 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, moved with his parents to Denton County, Texas in 1859. At age of 21, he volunteered in December 1861 for service in the 14th Texas Cavalry and was assigned to Company H. He served in Kentucky under KIRBY SMITH, attached to General BRAGG’S command. Then he was in Tennessee and Georgia campaigns, wounded at Altoona, Georgia, taken prisoner by the Federals, then paroled, and left on foot for Texas. He married January 7, 1872 to Miss NANCY E. PRIDDY, who was a native Tennesssean. Two children were born to them, CLARK W. CRITS, who is one of Nocona’s leading business men, and ADDA, who married B. T. DAVIS. Mr. and Mrs. Crites moved to Montague in 1902 where they have since resided. Their two grandchildren, PAUL and TEEOLA DAVIS, made their home with them since the death of their mother in April 1901. Mr. Crites was a successful farmer and business man.
April 23, 1915
A surprise was sprung on friends last Sunday night when Miss WINNIE BUSH and HOYL MAY of Boonville, Arkansas were married at the home of the bride’ mother, Mrs. SCOTTIE BUSH. Rev. WHEELER of the Methodist church officiated. May is a granddaughter of Uncle JOHN L. DAVIS and has lived in Nocona most of her life. After the ceremony, they boarded the train to make their home at Boonville, Arkansas.
Rev. ATTICUS WEBB of Ennis visited in Nocona in the interest of the Anti-Saloon League. He was once pastor of the Methodist church at Nocona.
EVELINE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. APPLE, died Thursday of last week. The funeral service was held by Rev. WHEELER and burial was in the Nocona cemetery Friday. Little Eveline was born April 2, 1913 and died April 15, 1915.
BEN SANDERS had the misfortune of getting his big barn burned last Thursday night.
April 30, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. HALL are now in Nocona, having rooms with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BUCKLEY.
Mrs. N. B. FATHERREE has been ill.
JOE BENTON and J. S. WOOD were at Montague.
Mrs. J. E. ADAMS of Clayton visited her father W. H. BISLON and family.
G.T. MCBROOM has been ill since returning from Wichita Falls.
Judge W. S. JAMESON, county attorney PAUL DONALD, sheriff A. W. CUNNINGHAM, and deputy B. B. BALL were in Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR DENTON returned from a visit at Shamrock, Texas where their son has been very ill.
A deputy U. S. marshal visited in Nocona and one RAINSLEE returned with him to Sherman, now a guest in the federal jail, charge of bootlegging.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. BOREN of near Belcherville will celebrate their 50th anniversary May 10. They were married May 10, 1865 in Collin County, Texas, making this their golden wedding anniversary.
May 7, 1915
A pretty wedding in Nocona was that of L. Z. CONE and Miss HORTENSE LAFORCE Wednesday noon at the Methodist Church with Rev. WHEELER, the pastor, officiating, using the ring ceremony. Miss BESSIE BERRY sang ‘I Love You Sweet’ accompanied by Miss MATTIE ANTRAM. For the processional, a special was sung by Mrs. EARL JUSTIN, Misses MATTIE ANTRAM, HILDA FLADOS, ERMA GREAVES, VERNA FLYNT, JOSA ALEXANDER, RUTH CONE, BESSIE BERRY…The ushers, ROBERT CRAIN, SMITH ALEXANDER, CLARENCE and OREN CARMICHAEL, entered, followed by the maid of honor Miss RUGIE CONE; maids in waiting, Misses ENID JUSTIN, KITTIE JORDAN, and IRIS CLARK. The groomsmen were ROY PRICE, KENT ALEXANDER, and CHARLIE BERRY…
On Wednesday night, April 28, the death angel visited the home of W. E. SALMON and claimed the wife and mother, Mrs. Salmon. Born, Nov. 13, 1854 and died April 28, 1915. When very young, she joined the Methodist church, then she joined the Baptist church in Greenbrier. She leaves her husband, seven children and four stepchildren, and other relatives.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. Salmon:
W. E. SALMON and children; L. C.WALKER family, M. D. STOUT family, RAY BENTON family, IRA BENTON family, and GILBERT BENTON.
Mrs. MABLE ROSS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BUSH, left to take a course of study at McBride’s Business College at Dallas.
Mrs. MELTON and little daughter PAULINE returned to their home at Woodbine after visiting relatives in Nocona.
After spending the winter with her son, STEVE BARRON, Mrs. L. J. BARRON left for her home at Rogers, Arkansas.
On Wednesday afternoon, April 28, Mrs. C.A. HOOD entertained some friends in honor of the birthday of her mother, Mrs. BLACKWOOD.
May 14, 1915
JULIUS STELZER of Muenster was here.
Miss KIT JORDAN is the guest of her sister Mrs. C. P. DODSON at Sanger.
Misses JEANIE and MABLE PRICE came from Dallas to visit home folks.
J. B. GIST of the city is a new subscriber.
LARKIN HOWARD of Route 3 subscribed.
Miss MIN HOWARD of Spanish Fort is the guest of her sister Mrs. D. S. PAINE.
J. M. ROBINSON and daughter Miss STELLA of Bellevue are visiting relatives here.
Dr. H. F. WILTON left for Chicago to take a post-graduate course.
Mrs. MARK RAINEY of Garland is visiting her daughter Mrs. W. S. CARMICHAEL.
Miss OBIE FATHERREE of Wichita Falls visited her mother Mrs. N.B. FATHERREE.
GAD MCCALL, J. A. FOOSHEE, O. D. GREEN and A. D. LUNN were in Montague, going in Mrs. MCCALL’S big Reo.
Rev. A. J. HARRIS of Aubrey was here to fill his appointment.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. CONE arrived from their honeymoon and are now in the STINE residence on the south side.
REVELY MOORE and family are now in Nocona. He is a son of a former pastor of the Methodist church and engaged in writing insurance.
ROY TAYLOR and Miss ZULA BARBEE of near Spanish Fort were married at Gainesville.
Mrs. S. A. PHILLIPS and daughter Miss TENNIE visited St. Jo and are now visiting her son, CLAUD PHILLIPS at Chetoka, Kansas.
Rev. A. W. ROGERS of Gainesville will preach at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Miss VERA GIST arrived en route home to the Valley from Wichita Falls where she taught school the past few months.
Miss MILDRED BUSH came from Montague to visit home folks. She is teaching in the Montague school and will be there for the next term.
Mrs. A. A. CROXTON and little son HAROLD visited her daughter Mrs. H. W. HAWLEY at Pilot Point.
LAWRENCE BROWN, formerly of the Valley, ordered the News sent to him at Ryan, Oklahoma.
Mrs. A. A. CROXTON ordered the News sent to Mrs. ARTHUR J. BOYD at San Antonio.
The News is glad that W.D. BOYD & Co., which was burned out in the big Bonita fire, has again opened for business.
The News is indebted to Mrs. HARRY WRIGHT for accounts of social events and of the Cone-LaForce wedding of last week.
Mrs. COTTINGTON of Whitewright was the guest of the R. L. BERRY family. She formerly lived here when her husband was the KATY RR agent.
H. H. CHESTNUTT of Route 1 left for Clarendon.
Mr. J. D. DOSHIER came from Tioga and is the guest of her sister Mrs. DORA WINN. She had been in Tioga for her health. Mr. Doshier is still in New Mexico and will return to Texas this fall.
About 300 guests partook of the bountiful dinner for the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. ALEX BOREN which took place at the Boren schoolhouse.
Prof. COMPTON and the Nocona boys, TOM LEMON, CHARLES ROBERSON, and WADE CLARK, returned from the Interscholastic Meet held at Austin last week. Lemon made a record in the running broad jump, 21’ 8 1/2” ; Roberson won first place and a gold medal for the half mile run, time 2 minutes 4.5 seconds.
Work on the Robinson farm well is going ahead and work at the BENTON farm is also.
JIM MCDANIEL died of typhoid fever at his home near Petersburg, Oklahoma., Monday, May 3, 1915 and was buried there May 4. He is survived by his wife and four children. Mr. McDaniel was born in the Center Point community about six miles northwest of Saint Jo and lived there all his life until about three years ago when he moved to near Petersburg. From the St. Jo Tribune.
May 21, 1915
Mrs. J. J. BERRY
An auto accident took the life of Mrs. J. J. BERRY Tuesday morning. Within a few minutes of hearing about the accident, some 7 or 8 cars with anxious relatives and friends went there. The accident occurred on the new Montague-St. Jo road, some three miles east of Montague. The big Reo car driven by Mrs. E. A. BERRY had just crossed a bridge and was on a section of the road that had been graded up, with a ditch some 12 to 15 feet deep beside it. It appears the late rains had washed into the side of the road, necessitating a slight curve just after crossing the bridge, and just as the party crossed the bridge, the driver glanced back and the car plunged into the ditch. There were two or three feet of water in the ditch and Mrs. Berry, being caught under the side of the car, was drowned. Little JAMES ADDISON was also caught under the side of the car but was able to hold his head out of the water, and beyond being bruised and chilled from being in the water for a half hour, was uninjured.
The party was on their way to Mrs. STOUT’S, grandmother of the Berry children, to spend the day. Leaving Nocona early Tuesday morning, Mrs. E. A. BERRY and little MARJORIE, Mrs. R. W. BERRY and baby, the two little children, VIRGINIA and JAMES A. Jr., little GENESSE WILLIAMS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BOB WILLIAMS, CHARLES BERRY and Mrs. J. J. BERRY.
Mrs. SARAH LEE BERRY was born November 24, 1865 and married J. J. BERRY about nine years ago. She was worthy matron of the Eastern Star, a member of the Episcopalian church, but there is no organized church in the county. .. The funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday, conducted by Rev. WHEELER of the Methodist church, then Eastern Star ceremonies were held.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. BLUCHER left for Wellsville, Missouri to visit relatives for a time. They went via Wichita and Junction City, Kansas. Mr. Blucher has been foreman of the H. J. JUSTIN & Sons boot factory for almost three years and the boys of the shop showed their appreciation by presenting him with a beautiful Masonic ring. Mr. Blucher has not decided whether he will return here.
Deputy sheriff EAKINS of Denton and sheriff CUNNINGHAM of Montague came over with two prisoners charged with stealing a car from Krum. Their names, THORPSHIRE and CULLEY, were captured in Bowie Saturday night.
Green Brier Items
Rev. SIMMONS filled is regular appointment.
Mrs. ELDRED and Miss MAGGIE returned home after visiting Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT ELDRED.
Miss AMELIA POWELL returned from visiting her brother and family in the West.
Mr. and Mrs. MCGREW and Mrs. WASHINGTON MCGREW and children of the city visited the McGrews here.
Mr. and Mrs. RAY BENTON returned to their home in west Texas.
Misses GRACE and MATTIE BRANSFORD visited Misses SADIE and ICIE WALKER.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE SALMON visited Mr. Salmon.
BEN PARRISH will sing at our school house next Sunday.
Some young people enjoyed a musical social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. GOSS.
Miss RUTH HAPRER visited Miss CLU MCHAM and attended the Exhibition at Long Branch.
Miss LIZZIE BRANSFORD will visit her daughter Mrs. HARPER in west Texas.
Mrs. JUDSON visited Mrs. JESSE RUSSELL.
EMMETT MARTIN of Farmers Creek attended church here.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM BROWN of the city visited here.
A photo of the family of Mr. and Mrs. ALEX B. BOREN when they celebrated the golden wedding anniversary. Photographed by Chisholm and courtesy of the Dallas News.
Uncle ALEX BOREN was born in Lamar County February 2, 1845. Aunt ELIZABETH WILSON BOREN was born in Iowa, September 2, 1846. They were married in Grayson County May 10, 1865 and moved to their present home in 1870. In the presence of about 300 friends and relatives, Uncle Alex and Aunt Elizabeth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Boren school house. They entered the building accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. STEVE MELTON, Mr. and Mrs. IRA SEEDS, while Misses BERTIE SOUTHWOOD and ANNIE CLARK and Mr. LEE W. LATHAM sang “Golden Wedding Day.” Rev. J. F. SCOTT performed the ceremony. …Mr. and Mrs. Boren have seven children, 30 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren living and all were present except Mr. and Mrs. GARRETT PRESLEY. The following children were presentLON BOREN, SAM BOREN, Mrs. W. W. KETCHUM,Mrs. E. W. GAYDON and Mrs. TIP CAMPBELL of Ringgold and Mrs. R. D. SOUTHWOOD of Addington, Oklahoma. (there is a list of gifts and the names who gave the gifts).
The following out of town relatives attended the funeral last week of Mrs. J. J. BERRY: Mrs. J. J. EARGLE of Comanche and Mrs. MCGOTHIN of DeLeon, sisters of Mrs. Berry; Mrs. HIGGINBOTHAM of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. STOUT, Mrs. WADE LEWIS of Marshall visited her sister Mrs. E. A. BERRY, who with her little daughter MARJORIE returned home with her.
ROSS MCMAHAN has been ill.
May 28, 1915
On Thursday evening, May 20, WADE CLARK entertained Senior class of the Nocona high school, of which he was a member, with a reception at his home on the north side. His sister Miss IRIS CLARK was assisted by Miss BESSIE BARRY. The class colors, pink and white, and the flower sweetpeas were used in the decorations. Music was rendered by Misses BARRY and MONDRALL…THOMAS LEMON toasted the Seniors, Miss MARGUERIETE WILLIAMS responded and also gave a toast to the teachers. Mrs. COMPTON toasted the host, Wade Clark, and Miss LEROY BUSH toasted Miss ELIZABETH MODRALL who graduated with the highest honors. Attending were Misses ELIZABETH MODRALL, LOLA BALL, MARGUERITE WILLIAMS, ETHEL WRENN, TEOLA DAVIS, LEROY BUSH, and Messrs CHARLES ROBERTSON, SMYTH ALEXANDER, BILL BONDS, PAUL DAVIS and WADE CLARK, the seniors, and Misses RUTH CONE, JOSA ALEXANDER, OTA MARTIN, GLADYS SHORT, CARMEN CRAIN, PEARL HOWARD, and Messrs. PERRY TAYLOR and THOMAS LEMON, and Mr. and Mrs. COMPTON.
On Tuesday, April 20, God saw fit to call from our midst, one of our best men, TOM BENTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR BENTON. He died at his home 10 miles north of Wellington with acute bright’s disease, sick but 9 nines. He was 40 years 1 month old. He leaves his wife and twin daughters 17 years old, his father and mother, four sisters and two brothers. He was a stock holder in the First National Bank at Wellington…He has been in Collingsworth County 21 years and will be missed. Rev. INGRAM conducted the funeral service. The remains were laid to rest in the Head Wood cemetery beside his sister and two nieces. From the Wellington Leader.
Mrs. LONDON, mother of Mrs. G. T. MCBROOM, has been ill.
S. E. HOWELL has been ill.
WADE CLARK left to visit his sister Mrs. R. R. WILSON at Sherman.
Mrs. JENNIE MCCALL left for Los Angeles, California to visit her son ALFORD who has been there about a year.
Miss EMMA GARVIN of Montague was a guest of Mrs. VIOLA WILLIAMSON.
Mrs. BYRD, sister of Mrs. JOE HILL, returned to Dallas.
Justice of peace SAVILL was in Montague, going there with Uncle WASH MCNABB in his Ford.
Miss RUTH DAVIS came from Denton to visit home folks. She is attending the Denton State Normal.
J. B. OLDHAM, accompanied by Mrs. JOHN ROWLAND, CARL and CATHERINE, visited relatives at Loco, Oklahoma last week, going there to attend the commencement of a niece, Miss ALICE ROBERSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. ROBERSON.
Misses VERNA and BILL FLYNT left for Henderson, Tennessee to join Miss MARY for a week’s visit, then they will all return together. Miss Mary Flynt has been at school at Henderson for several months.
Advertisement for Doan’s Kidney Pills with an endorsement by EARL G. TORPART of 203 North Weaver, Gainesville, Texas.
ROY HACKLEMAN of Whitesboro visited homefolks, accompanied home by his sister MATTIE.
Miss COUTS HILL is home again after attending school at White-Priddy the past winter.
June 11, 1915
BOB HAGGERTON slipped away to Junction City, Kansas and brought home a bride. A quiet home wedding was celebrated at the home of the bride, who was Miss ESTHER MARIE SHALBERG Wednesday evening. Mr. Haggerton was reared here and is a bootmaker with H. J. JUSTIN & Sons. Mr. and Mrs. Haggerton will live in the place lately occupied by Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BERRY on the south side.
Notary Publics appointed:
At Nocona: J. A. ADDISON, J. J. LEMAON, J. E. BAREFOOT, J. E. HALL, JOE BENTON, D. S. PAINE, T. E. BOWERS, W. J. PRIDDY, J. G. CLARK, W. T. RUSSELL, U. A. GOLDSMITH, F. A. TEAGUE, MABEL MARCH, JNO. S. WOOD, J. R. MODRALL, D. T. HERRING, C. MCCALL, ELVA SHACKELFORD, A. D. LUNN, R. A CUNNINGHAM, O. V. ALEXANDER, L. Z. ZONE.
At Bonita: ROBERT DEAN, W. L. SNAPP, R. E. DENNING, M. M. GILBERT, J. M. FLEMING, ALBERT WILLETT, S. H. FLEMING.
At Ringgold: E. E. CARLTON, W. W. ALLEN, CLAUD L. GASS, O R. SLOAN.
At Belcherville: J. S. ADDINGTON, WILLIAM H. FITTS
At Spanish Fort: R. B. SHROCK.
Green Brier Items
Mr. SALMON and daughter IDA visited Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED REED near the river.
S. A. BRANSFORD is a juror at Montague.
JOHN BERRY and family of near Orr, Oklahoma are visiting relatives here.
Little MINNIE DAVIS is staying with Grandma Davis.
Miss MAGGIE ELDRED visited Misses DOVEY and DENA HICKS.
JUDSON REED and wife were guests of the EDD REED family.
Several attended the singing at Farmers Creek. HOWARD BOUTLAND was expected but could not on account of the roads.
Miss MATTIE BRANSFORD visited Miss SADIE WALKER.
HUBBARD LASSETER and family visited the CLARENCE BROWN family.
ALBERT ELDRED and wife visited the JOHN GOSS family.
JAMES HICKS visited EARL REED.
Miss GRACE BRANSFORD visited Miss IDA SALMON.
Miss RUTH HARPER visited Miss DOVY HICKS.
G. W. HICKS and boys and Grandpa HICKS went fishing.
Miss GRACE BRANSFORD visited Mrs. ZELDA GOSS of the Red Prairie vicinity.
June 25, 1915
Two months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. COOPER of Spanish Fort died last Thursday and was buried Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. S. T. HUMPHREYS returned from Chicago where he attended post graduate lectures.
Mrs. FRANCIS W. LONDON
Mrs. Francis W. London died at the home of his daughter Mrs. McBrim…She was born February 22, 1843 in Meridian, Mississippi and died June 20, 1915, age 72. Sons, TIP, WALTER, ODIS, and WARD LONDON were at her bedside.