The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 24 April 1880


GYGER – Died of congestion, at the residence of her parents, at Proctor, Comanche county, Texas, Saturday evening, April 17, 1880, Miss Fannie GYGER. Aged 24 years. Words are inadequate to express the loss that the family and friends of the above sustained by her death. She was a kind, loving and affectionate daughter and sister, and a true friend and neighbor. Her loss is severely felt throughout the entire neighborhood; and many who have been cheered and nursed by her during sickness, will ever remember her kind and self sacrificing disposition. Miss Fannie GYGER was born in Bedford, Indiana, October 4, 1854, and was the daughter of Larkin GYGER. At the age of eighteen she made a profession of religion, and from that time until the day of her death she lived a consistent, Christian life. She expressed a willingness to die, and was prepared by Christian hope and assurance for the eternal mansions in the heavens.

We have received a notice announcing the death of Miss Lizzie WILKES, at her father’s home, Mercer’s Gap, Comanche county.


Miss Lizzie FORD departed last Saturday morning for Cleburne, where she will make her future home. During her long residence here, she made many friends, who wish her much happiness in her new home.

Rev. W.E. SARTWELLE and family departed for Sedalia, Mo., where they will make their future home.

Phillip CHILTON, who has been a member of Arrington’s and Peake’s ranger companies for nearly two years, has resigned his place, and is again among his old Comanche friends.


Mr. C.B. MASON contemplates opening a first-class dry goods and grocery store in the brick building on the southeast corner of the square.

©2004 Judith Michaels.  This transcription is the generous work of Judy Michaels taken from microfilm held by the Newspaper Collection of the University of Texas at Austin with a microfilm copy at Comanche Public Library.  The information may be used for personal research only and not for commercial purposes without specific permission.