Town and Country, Comanche, Texas, 3 June 1886


Nathan F. CARSON was born in South Carolina, May 29, 1813, and in his boyhood he moved with his father to Georgia, then to Alabama. In his 29th year he was married to Miss Amanda B. CURTIS, whom he lived with until they were separated by death, which occurred in Comanche County, Texas, May 26, 1886 in his seventy-third year. He lived to a full old age, and was gathered to the home of the good, like a shock of corn, in its season. He lived a consistent member of the Methodist church about 40 years. As a husband he was kind, as a neighbor, obliging; as a Christian faithful in his service to his God.


Mr. S.R. SWITZER announces for assessor this week.

Mr. A.P. KELLY, of Newburg, has announced for county assessor.

Mr. W.S.P. McCULLOUGH in in the field for county attorney. See his announcement.

Messrs. CHILTON & CAMPBELL are having the upper rooms of their building repaired and replastered.

Mr. DINGWALL, Comanche’s veteran shoemaker, presented the junior with a beautiful boquet yesterday, in spite of the drouth.

Comanche Lodge No. 165, I.O.O.F., elected the following officers Tuesday night for the ensuing term: F.H. SHERRILL, N.G.; C.P. HILL, V.G.; C.E. WILLIAMSON, secretary; Sam ZETTLEMOYER, treasurer.

Mr. A. BOOTH , of DeLeon, from the weight of hear say now circulated, seems to have been unnecessarily sacrificed by the attachment proceedings a few days ago. He is well nigh crushed, but being a young man, it is to be hoped that he may yet rally and achieve a high degree of prosperity. His energy and pluck deserve success.

Mr. C.P. HILL is recovering from his rheumatism.

Mr. A.J. CAFFEY, of Mercer Gap, made us a pleasant visit Saturday.

Rev. Mr. DAVIS, of the Baptists, preached last Sunday at the Methodist Church.

The "old reliable," W.D. SUMNER, of Whittville, was smiling audibly on the streets Saturday.

Mr. B.F. GAMEL was in town Saturday and the head loafer of this concern had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Mr. John SWITZER’s many friends will be glad to know that he has returned to Comanche. He is now foreman of this office.

Mr. Riley CROSS, of Thrifty, Brown county, is in the city on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Rufus SWITZER. His wife and another daughter, Mrs. PERRY, are with him.

Mr. S.P. FORD has been in the city for a few days enjoying the pleasure of meeting his old friends and acquaintances. Sam turned benedict and married last December, and his lady is sojourning here with him. We wish them much enjoyment.

©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.