The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 1 January 1880


Matt McCREARY’s cow is dead. He requests us to write her obituary. Sorry we can’t do it, Matt.

Christmas was ushered in at ? MOORE’s residence by a bouncing baby boy. MOORE must have had a merry time, and we hope his Christmas gift is doing well.

Mr. Len COKER was dangerously ill last week.

Prof. SWITZER’s night school began last Monday night.

Mr. BEALL received a handsome pone of corn-bread, at the church fair, for being the ugliest man in the house.

Jno. CARTER, Frank SHERRILL and Sandy CHILTON, accompanied by a few canines of the long-ear persuasion, caught a wolf about four miles from town, one day this week.


COKER-At his residence, four miles east of Comanche, on the night of the 6th Jan., 1880, L.T. COKER. In the death of Mr. COKER, our county has lost one of its best and most worthy citizens, society a good member, and his family a kind and affectionate husband and father. He has resided in this county almost from its first settlement, and by his industry and straightforward deportment, had not only accumulated a fine property, but had-better than all-secured the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. We tender our sympathy and condolence to his distressed family in their great bereavement.

WALLER- On Austin Branch, in Comanche county, Dec. 27th, 1879, Mrs. Salle E. WALLER, wife of A.G. WALLER. The deceased was born in Mississippi, but has lived in Texas for several years past. She was a kind and loving wife, and a devoted member of the Baptist church. The bereaved husband has our heartfelt sympathies.


©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.