The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 11 June 1881


The little babe of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. WELCH died Tuesday, and was interred Wednesday afternoon. The parents have the sympathies of the entire community.


At Eastland City, on Tuesday, June 7, at the residence of H.W. WALKER, Esq., (brother of the bride), by the Rev. Mr. MANN, Dr. George W. TUCKER, of Comanche, to Mrs. Hattie W. TUCKER, of Breckenridge, formerly of Canton, Miss. The Doctor completely surprised his numerous Comanche friends, and they all unite with the Chief in its most hearty congratulations to him and his charming bride.


Messrs. A.W. HOOVER, of Lampasas; John DeANE, of Cisco; and Dr. D.J. McDOWELL, of Hamilton, former Comancheites, are in the city, visiting friends and relatives.

Mr. J.B. HALL rejoiceth from the fact that he has a nine-pound girl baby at his house.

Comanche Booms – Four Stone Business Houses in Course of Construction – New Business Enterprises, Etc.

At present Comanche is enjoying a real boom in the building line. Four elegant cut stone front business houses are in course of construction on the west side of the Square as follows:

MARTIN, BYRNE, & JOHNSTON, two-story stone building, 25X70 feet.

J.W. GREENE & Co., two-story stone building 25x70 feet.

A.L. HAMILTON, one-story stone building 25x70 feet.

Wm. BARNES, a two-story stone building, 25x65 feet.

In addition to the business houses being constructed, we notice Captain Jack WRIGHT is re-covering the old Sam FORD residence, and J.M. McCRARY’s elegant stone dwelling is nearing completion. The store now occupied by Wm. BARNES is to be moved to a vacant lot on the south side of the square, and will, so we understand, be used for a grocery store.

One new saloon was opened on the north side of the square this week, and another will be opened on the southeast corner in a few days.

©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.