The Comanche Chief and Pioneer Exponent, Comanche, Texas, 16 May 1913

Milow Wright Dead

After a week’s illness, Milow WRIGHT died last Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joe TANNEHILL, of this city. He was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. J.D. WRIGHT, among the first settlers of this county. He was 34 years of age. His remains were laid to rest in beautiful Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Chief-Exponent joins the relatives and friends in this dark hour of their lives.


Born to Mr. and Mrs.

Dennis HODGES, a girl, May 10, near Sipe Springs.

Winfield MOORE, a girl, May 8, Beattie.

John SWAFFORD, a girl, May 10, Beattie.

Jno. THOMAS, a girl, May 1, Hazel Dell.

Married at Sipe Springs

Rev. Tracy L. HUFFSTUTLER, of Woodland, Texas, and Miss Mouta MORRIS, of Sipe Springs on last Tuesday evening, May 6th, 1913, at 8 o’clock, Rev. O.A. MORTON, pastor of the church performing the marriage ceremony.

The groom is the pastor of the Methodist church at Woodland, and the bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. MORRIS, of Sipe Springs.

The Chief-Exponent joins the many friends of the happy couple in extending congratulations.

Gustine Couple Married

Mr. Floyd BOLTON and Miss Stella COUCH were united in marriage Wednesday of last week at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. COUCH, near Gustine, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, Rev. A.B. JENKINS officiating. Both bride and bridegroom are well known in that section of the county and are held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.


Sam SLACK and Miss Mary MANNING, both formerly of this place, but now of El Paso, were quietly married in that city last week. Mr. SLACK is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. SLACK of this city and Miss MANNING is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MANNING, who formerly lived here, moving to El Paso some few years ago


J.D. MORROW and Miss Bessie JOHNSON went to Comanche Monday where they procured license and were married.


School Board Election

The school board met May 11 and organized by electing D. Chas. CLARKE, president, and J.R. EANES, vice-president, and Geo. L. SULLIVAN, secretary. R.F. HOLLOWAY was re-elected superintendent and May 20 was set for the election of teachers.

Sipe Springs School Trustees

In the recent election for school trustees held in the Sipe Springs Independent school district, the following trustees were re-elected, namely: T.H. JACKSON, A.G. ALLGOOD, G.L. MORRIS and I.P. SMITH.

Proctor School Trustees

In the recent trustee elections held in the Proctor Independent school district, the following named were elected, viz: John PINSON, T.J. WALKER and J.W. GREER. The holdovers are A.L. REID, Sam BARBER, Jesse PURVIS and J.T. WASHINGTON.

Downing School Trustees

The following named have been elected trustees for the Downing Independent school district, to-wit: G.H. LOUDERMILK, John McGUIRE and J.H. HORNSBY. The holdovers are H. BRAGG, B.F. SCOTT, B.F. STEPHENS and Chas. HULSEY.

Byrdville Items

Crouded [sic] out last week.

The death angel visited our community Saturday, taking our beloved brother, Mr. SEALS. He was a constant member of the Missionary Baptist church. He having almost recovered from the measles, when pneumonia developed, causing his death. The deceased leaves a wife and five sons to mourn his loss.

Mrs. SEALS is very low with pneumonia and is not expected to live.

L.E. DRENNAN, a boy, April 30, Hasse.

W.R. KIGHT, a boy, April 5, Proctor.

T.W. McCRARY, a girl, April 8, Proctor.

R.C. DUNN, a boy, April 1, Proctor.

C.B. GEE, a boy, April 17, Proctor.

Sidney News

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Mrs. Codie DONAHO and children, Misses Lena, Irene, Ruth and Jessie LANGSTON visited their brother Roger, at Energy Saturday night and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. TALLEY, of Arkansas, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A.S.J. WALKER.

Brother ROSE, of Comanche, filled his regular appointment at the Christian church Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night.

Miss Bernice KELLEY, of Gap, is visiting relatives here this week.

Miss Claudie STRICKLAND, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Walker WHITE, for the past two weeks, has returned to her home in East Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. C.L. COX, of Comanche, visited relatives here Monday night and Tuesday.

Wilson News

Crouded [sic] out last week.

Henry BOX’s baby died one day last week, from eating some match heads.

Drue HALL and wife, of Hasse, visited Jess BOWLIN the latter part of last week.

Mr. GILBREATH, who lives two and one-half miles west of here, had a fine barn burned Saturday. The fire was caused by lighting. He also had a fine mare killed.

R.R. LOONE had returned from Mexico.

Downing Happenings.

Crouded [sic] out last week.

Dr. J.L. FOWLER and wife and baby made a short visit with their many friends here last week. Mrs. FOWLER’s sister, Miss Mittie JAMES, accompanied them here from Creamer.

H.L. GANZ, of Comanche, visited his friends and pupils here Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. Bob LOUDERMILK and children visited her sister, Mrs. B. REED, in DeLeon Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. R.M. BOYD’s mother and sister, of Callahan county, visited her while she was very sick with measles.

Grandpa BISHOP’s oldest son from the East is visiting him now.

Rucker News

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L.R. SHORT, Mrs. Mamie REED and little Miss Johnnie Lois SHORT accompanied Mrs. Carrie WALLACE to her home at Ranger where she has moved recently.

E.M. ALSUP and J.E. GRISHAM were in the Indian Mountain community last week.

Coperas Prairie and Gap News

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Dr. HILLEY attended the Medical Association at San Antonio this week.

Nugent GRAHAM, after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, is able to sit up.

Ira WILSON, of Comanche, attended singing at Gap Sunday.

John ANTHONY, of Comanche, was here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry STUART spent Saturday night and Sunday with C.D. HARTMAN and family, of Sweetwater.

W.H. REECE returned Thursday from a fishing trip and reported "not a bite."

Indian Mountain Happenings

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I am sorry to announce the death of J.W. SEALS, which happened this morning at three o’clock (Sunday). Mr. SEALS was a well known favorite of this community and most especially in the church. That he has gone to rest is a settled question among his many friends. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family. He left a wife and several sons and daughters.

Terry HADAWAY has recovered from the measles.

Joe ECHOLS is reported very low with dropsy.

Mrs. Dessie DUKE is on the sick list this week.

Pneumonia and measles were the cause of the death that entered Bro. J.W. SEALS’ home and took him where there are no more good-byes.

Dennis SETTLES came home for a day’s rest last Sunday.

Miss Nannie UNDERWOOD and father went to Oakland Saturday to attend grave yard working.

Chink HOGAN’s three sons and Dillard HANDLIS’ little son got poisoned on telephone batteries Friday evening. But the boys are better today. Now ye who have little children, keep your old batteries out of the children’s way!

Namon ECHOLS was around taking down the scholastic ages Thursday and says there are not many in this districk.

There was a musical entertainment at Mr. WHITTAKER’s Saturday night.

Rucker News

Elmer REID died last Thursday night and was buried at Theny cemetery last Friday. The funeral services were held by Rev. SHELBY. Several from here attended the funeral services. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved mother, sisters and brothers.

M.H. BAKER and wife left Friday for Okla. to visit their daughter, Mrs. Dora ELLRODD.

Hiss Help HALE, of Belton, came in Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. Mollie JAMES. She will spend the summer here.


Lamp Exploded

A fire alarm was turned in at an early hour Monday night, due to a lamp exploding at the home of D.A. DODSON, in the north part of town. The blaze was extinguished by neighbors before the fire department arrived, not however until everything practically in the room, where the explosion occurred, was destroyed.

Miss Elva DODSON, a member of last year’s senior class in the High School was badly burned about the arms in trying to extinguish the blaze.

Lightning Destroys Barn

During the rain and electrical storm last Saturday night, lightning struck a barn on the farm south of Dublin occupied by Wm. GILBREATH, setting fire to the building which was totally destroyed along with its contents, a goodly amount of feed and other goods.

The same bolt killed a good horse belonging to Mr. GILBREATH, which was standing in the barn lot at the time. Mr. GILBREATH had just purchased a lot of feed on which he was depending until the spring crop of feed came in, and the loss of his horse, barn and feed is very unfortunate.


©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.