The Comanche Chief and Pioneer Exponent, Comanche, Texas, 4 July 1913


The following deaths have been reported to the county clerk since our last report:

Mrs. E.C. DRENNAN, on June 21, of apoplexy, aged 65 years.

Loraine JENKINS, on June 21st, of spinal meningitis, 7 years of age.

J.L. GOODSON, on June 30th, aged 73 years.

Marriage Licenses

Joe TIMBLE to Miss Louiza GREEN.


Owen DAVIS to Miss Myrtle LEVAN

Visits of the Stork

The following births have been reported since our last issue:

Born to Mr. and Mrs.:

B.N. TERREY, on June 22, a boy, near DeLeon.

William BRYANT, on June 15, a girl, Rucker.

J.B. MALONE, on June 18, a girl, DeLeon.

W.H. LANE, on June 25, a boy, near DeLeon.

C.C. MILLER, on June 8, a girl, DeLeon.

E.C. McADOO, on June 19th, a boy, Rucker.

I.A. POWELL, on June 14th, a girl, DeLeon.

H.E. RUFF, on June 15th, a girl, near DeLeon.

Charley FISHER, on June 20th, a boy, DeLeon.

M. COUCH, on June 29th, a girl, Gustine.

Tom PENNINGTON, on June 24, a boy, Gustine.

Jim COUCH, on June 29th, a boy, near Gustine.

Tom HAGGARD, on June 26th, a girl, Hazeldelle.

Henry COOPER, on June 23rd, a boy, Lamkin.


Mr. A.G. MILLER and Miss Alma GRISSOM, both prominent young people of the Lamkin community, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. GRISSOM, on Thursday, July the 3rd, in the presence of a number of admiring relatives and friends.

Miss Alma was raised in Comanche, and has a host of friends here who extend congratulations, and best wishes to the bride and groom, for a long life of happiness and prosperity.


Elder D.D. ROSE, of Gustine, will begin a gospel meeting at Duncan, four miles north of Comanche, beginning July the 18th, to last ten or fifteen days. You are cordially invited to attend. W.C. MAGNESS, B.M. JOHNSON, Elders.

A Surprise Wedding

The many friends of Mr. T.A. BARNES and Miss Mannie RAMBO, both prominent young people of this city, were very much surprised Wednesday morning, when it became known that they had been united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Wednesday evening of June 25th, Rev. J.E. MILTON, officiating.

The Chief-Exponent extends congratulations to the happy couple, and wishes for them a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Sidney News

Misses Ethel KELLETT, Anna STEWART and Ada GILL attended the Methodist Sunday school rally at Gustine from Thursday till Monday.

Miss KNUDSON, of Comanche, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jim LACY, this week.

Perry ROBERSON, of Bibb, visited his brother-in-law, J.E. ROSS, Monday night.

F.M. GRAHAM, of near Downing, visited Mrs. Graham’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. KELLET, Monday night.

J.C. ROSS and daughter, Miss Iola, and little son, Ira, were going to church Sunday evening and their mule got frightened and ran against a tree and turned the buggy over. Mr. ROSS got two ribs broken and some other slight bruises, and Miss Iola received a slight bruise on her left arm.

Mr. GOODSON died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvie WELL, Monday morning, after lingering with the Bright’s disease.



Miss Lucile KEARBY, the 17 year old daughter of J.M. KEARBY, died Tuesday afternoon of typhoid fever, after an illness of about three weeks.

Mrs. KEARBY and two sons are ill with the disease, and the oldest boy is very low.

The decased was a very pretty girl, of noble Christian character, and a member of the Baptist church, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted.

This family has been greatly bereaved and has the heartfelt sympathy of many friends.

J.L. Goodson Dead

Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.C. WELLS, at Sidney, on Monday, June the 30th, Mr. J.L. GOODSON, aged 73 years. He was buried the following day in the Sweetwater cemetery, Rev. W.W. GRESSETT conducting the funeral services.

Mr. WELLS [sic] was a pioneer citizen of this county, having lived here for 40 years.

Miss Lucile Kearby Dead

Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. KEARBY, seven miles east of Comanche, on Tuesday, July 1st, Miss Lucile KEARBY, aged 17, was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, this city, the following day. Rev. Geo. W. SHEAFOR, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the funeral services. She was stricken some few weeks ago with the dreaded typhoid fever, together with her older brother, Cooper, who at this time is lingering between life and death. Two younger brothers have also just recovered from the same disease, and it is believed that a smaller child is now taking the fever.

This unfortunate and grief-stricken family should have the sympathy and assistance of the entire community. The Chief-Exponent extends sympathy to the bereaved family in this, one of the greatest trials, and darkest hours of their lives.

Oddfellows Install Officers

Comanche Lodge No. 165, I.O.O.F., at their regular meeting, Tuesdy night, installed officers for the ensuing term, namely:



S.C. FINDLEY, Secretary


C.S. THAXTON, Conductor

A.G. CAULEY, Chaplain

Robt. MYERS, Right S. to N.G.


J.M. WEST, R.S. to V.G.

J.H. LEWIS, L.S. to V.G.





M.G. SUTPHIN, Past Grand.

W.D. CARROLL, Financial Secy.

G.C. HAMILTON, Treasurer

Social Notes

Thursday evening the Non’s Pariel Club was entertained at the home of Mrs. J.H. BARNETT four until six o’clock. "Forty-two" ws the feature of the evening. A salad course was served. Officers elected were: Mrs. J.M. SELLARS, president; Miss Oren MILLER, secretary and treasurer; Miss Bertha ROSS, news reporter. The members present were: Misses Rilla PATTERSON, Gladys PARKS, Avo BETTIS, Bertha ROSS, Oren MILLER and Mesdames A.R. JARRETT, J.M. SELLARS, J.H. BARNETT. The following out of town guests were present: Mrs. BARNETT, of Comyn; Misses Inez and Alma REESE, of Comanche; Miss LANGSTON, of Cisco, and Miss FRENCH, of Brownwood – DeLeon Free Press.

A Family Reunion

The home of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. WALDROP, on Austin avenue, has been the scene of a family reunion the past week. Mrs. WALDROP has had her four sisters with her and since this is the first time the five have been together in five years or more, it has been a most pleasant occasion. The sisters are: Mrs. W.Z. HARTSEL, of Ranger; Mrs. Ibre GAGE, of Comanche; Mrs. Gould WHALEY, of Ranger; and Mrs. Edwin DABNEY, of Altus, Oklahoma. Mrs. W.A. HARTSEL and Mrs. GAGE left this morning for Comanche, where Mrs. HARTSEL will visit Mrs. GAGE before returning to her home in Ranger. –Brownwood Bulletin

Sipe Springs Items

Tuesday morning at 8:30, the two-and-a-half-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse FINCHER died at the home of Mrs. FINCHER’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. HOUSER, two miles southwest of town. Interment took place that evening in the Sipe Springs cemetery.

Mrs. Fred TATE and children of Carbon, came in Sunday on a visit to her father-in-law, A.A. TATE, and family just north of town. Monday while playing around the house, her little three-year-old boy got hold of a bottle of carbolic acid and spilled the fluid over his hand and arm, inflicting painful burns. The wounds are not expected to leave any lasting bad results.

Copperas Prairie and Gap News

J.D. FLOYD received a message last Friday night, stating that a nephew, living at Dublin, had been killed by a horse and he and his son, Reese, left at once for the above named place.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis DONAHO are rejoicing over the arrival of a young lady at their home last week.

Creamer Happenings

For the first time I will endeavor to write the news in and around our little town, Creamer. We have a nice little city of about twenty-five inhabitants; have two stores and a gin. We need a blacksmith very bad, as this is an excellent location.

We have had quite a lot of sickness in this community such as mumps, whooping cough and typhoid fever. A present the health is fairly good.

Joe TREMBLE and Miss Lou GREEN were united in matrimony Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.C. CREAMER conducting the ceremony.

Dr. LEWIS and wife, of Comanche, visited W.H. CREAMER Sunday.

George STEWART and Miss Flora RASCOE were married last Sunday.

Mrs. NICKLES and children from Kentucky are visiting her father, Mr. STEWART.

Downing Doings

Mrs. J.H. HOLMES is real sick.

Mrs. Bessie McGUIRE GREEN, of Fort Worth, died suddenly last Wednesday night, and the remains were brought to Zion Hill cemetery for interment. Her father, Jess McGUIRE, who is now totally blind, lives near here and many who read this will sympathize with the bereaved family, especially the young husband and afflicted father in their hour of trouble.

DeLeon Couple Married

At the home of the bride’s father, Rev. J.P. KINCHEN, in DeLeon, Mr. Robert Howard WADDELL and Miss Wynoma KINCHEN were quietly married, Rev. KINCHEN officiating.

This culminates a pretty romance of a long duration and we feel that each of the contracting parties has chosen well their life companion and can readily see that happiness and prosperity will be theirs.

The bride, Miss Wynoma KINCHEN, is a young lady of the most charming character and is held in the highest esteem by all with whom she becomes acquainted, and being a DeLeon girl from youth makes her life on of value, as well as full of promise for the future.

Mr. WADDELL is a young man of sterling worth, is an employee of the Texas Central railroad, holding the responsible position as brakeman. Mr. WADDELL was reared in Paris, Arkansas, and comes from one of the most prominent families in that section of the country.

This happy young couple left Friday morning for Waco, where they will spend several days on their honeymoon, after which they will return to DeLeon, and start housekeeping in the T.S. ROSS residence.


Daniel R. NORMENT died at the home of his mother in Cleburne, June 29th, 1913, aged 32, after an illness of five months’ duration. He had been a resident of Comanche a number of years and was well known here.

Permitted to Pair

The following named parties have been granted license to wed since our last report:


Miss Louisa J. GREER and Joe TRUMBELL

Miss Yynoma[sic] KINCHEN and R.N. WADDELL.

Birthday Dinner

Mrs. M.E. BUTTER [sic], aged 69, who has lived in Comanche county forty years, was surprised with a birthday dinner Wednesday, which was arranged by her children Mesdames W.A. NANCE, of Ballinger; H.C. RAMBO, of this city; and C.W. and Lee BUTLER, of this city, all of whom were raised in the Board church community, this county.

Mrs. BUTLER raised this family of children, their father dying about thirty years ago, and all speak for themselves, being too well known to need words of encomium or commendation from us.

©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.