The Comanche Chief and Pioneer Exponent, Comanche, Texas, 23 May 1913
Grandma Fagan Dead
Grandma FAGAN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse CHAMBERS of this city, on last Wednesday morning, May the 21, at the advanced age of 89 years, and was buried the following day in Zion (?) Hill cemetery, near Vandyke, in the presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends.
She leaves besides her aged husband, to whom she had been married for 72 years, several children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to mourn her loss. The Chief-Exponent extends condolence to the bereaved family in their hours of sorrow.
Uncle Dick Dyer Dead
Wm. Augustus DYER, better known as "Uncle Dick," died at his home in DeLeon, Thursday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock. Uncle Dick was born in Gainet county, Georgia, in 1841. He was a confederate soldier having served 4 years. He belonged to the fourth Arkansas regiment, company F(?). Also to the Joseph E. Johnston camp, No. 566. Uncle Dick has been living in DeLeon for thirty years and has won a host of friends by his quiet and pleasant manner. He has been a member of the Baptist church for forty years. He leaves a wife to whom he had been a loving companion for 52 years; also three children to mourn his loss.
The pall bearers were all comrades to him, having fought in the war with him, namely, active, W.C. TERRY, Sam McAFEE, A.C. HILLTON and T.N. MAHAN. Honorary: M.A. BARKER, J.T. TRICE, John OLSEN, J.W. THOMAS and G.E. MURPHY.
Bill Ireland Death
Uncle Bill IRELAND, aged 84 years, died at his home at Beattie Monday and was buried the next day. He is survived by his wife, who is 82 years old. Mr. IRELAND had lived in this section a good many years and numbered many friends among our people.
Mrs. Amanda Wesson Death
Mrs. Amanda WESSON, wife of Hamp WESSON, died at her home near Comyn Thursday and was buried here Friday. Measles was the direct cause of her death, which was rather sudden. She leaves a husband and six small children, father, mother, two brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss, but they "mourn not as those who have no hope" for she was a devoted Christian, having lived so for many years and was a member of the Baptist church. Many are they who extend sympathy to the bereaved.
Mrs. Payne Death
After a lingering of a month’s illness, beginning with lagrippe, the Grim Monster, death, entered the home of W.P. PAYNE and kissed his faithful companion’s eyelids down to sleep on Sunday morning, May 18th. Mrs. PAYNE was laid to rest Monday morning in the Pendergrass cemetery. Funeral services were held by Rev. BLANTON, of Blanket, of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a faithful member.
Tuesday the 18 months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Tom DAVIS, Jr., fell into an earthen tank near the house and was drowned. As best could be learned the mother told the child to go out in the yard and play with the other children and thought the child obeyed, but later was missed and when found, the lifeless body was in the water. Dr. YANTIS was summoned, but when he arrived the baby was beyond resuscitation.—Blanket Signal
J.F. ROSS and Miss Beaulah ARTHUR were quietly married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. ARTHUR, of this city last Sunday.
Thomas J. CUNNINGHAM and Miss Kate ROGERS were married Tuesday, May 20th, at Mineral Wells, where the bride was visiting with her mother, who is there ill.
The ceremony occurred at 6a.m. in the parlors of the Fanfield Inn, the newlyweds leaving on the 7a.m. train for Stephenville, where they will make their home.
An early breakfast was served the wedding party by the hotel management, and the dining room was beautifully decorated for the occasion.
Mr. CUNNINGHAM is a former editor of the Chief and associate editor of the Chief Exponent and well known to the people of Comanche and Comanche county, where he was born and reared hence needs no words of praise or encomiums from us. Suffice to say, he is one of Comanche’s brightest and most popular young men and at present holds the responsible position of court reporter of the Stephenville district.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. W.F. ROGERS, and is among Comanche’s most popular and accomplished young women, being possessed of all those womanly graces and attributes which go toward the making of an ideal helpmate.
The following marriage licenses were issued since our last report:
A.R. GORE to Miss Katie McCULLOUGH
W.H.E. STEPHENS to Miss Mary L. WILLIAMS
Luther BROWN to Miss Minnie WALLER
J.S. PUSSLEY to Miss Pearl WILSON
G.H. GREENDEE to Miss Estel SWEARENGIN
J.F. ROSS to Miss Beaulah ARTHUR
W.V. CLARK to Miss Alpha PERKINS
L.B. GRAY to Miss Darthula PRICE
C.H.S. Has Many Graduates
The graduating class of the Comanche High School is one of the largest in the school’s history. The following young men and young women will receive diplomas May 28: Philip GRAHAM, Armstrong COX, Evan PALMER, Merlin JENKINS, Ernest HERRING, T.J. HOLMSLEY, Rector CUNNINGHAM, Goodson REIGER, Kin SULLIVAN, Waldo CARSON, Grace FITZPATRICK, Alma REESE, Leah ALLEN, Mamie KING, Elizabeth CHILTON, Grace EVANS, Ethel JONES, Mabel McNEILL, Annie PALMER, Helen RASMUSSEN, Madie HALL and Hallie OWEN.
The following named teachers have been elected by the School Board for the ensuing year. However, there are others to be elected before the beginning of the next term:
J.B. LAYNE, J.C. WILKERSON, Miss Ola CUNNINGHAM, Miss Stella FLETCHER, D.C. EATON, W.H. CARPENTER, Miss Alice ALSUP, Miss Ruby GRANGER, Miss Myrtle PAINE, Miss Bessie GRAHAM, Mrs. Myrtle SMITH, Mrs. W.O. REYNOLDS, Miss Venner HOOKER, Miss Willie CARNES, Miss Golda GRANGER, Miss Buena HITCHCOCK, Miss Morna McNEIL and Miss Hattie BRIGHTMAN
Prof. R.F. HOLLOWAY was re-elected Superintendent at a former meeting of the board.
Wolf Bounties Paid
W.D. STUBBLEFIELD and J.T. CARTER, both having made affidavit that they each killed six wolves, the court authorized that they be paid the sum of $30 each or $5.00 for each scalp brought in as the law directs.
Comanche County Notary Publics
We give below a complete list of the Notary Publics that have been appointed by Governor Colquitt for Comanche county, Texas, for a term of two years, begtinning June 1st, 1913.
Comanche: ANTHONY, E.E.; BRADSHAW, A.W.; BRADSHAW, W.C.; BONNER, J.D.; CALLAWAY, Gib; CLARKE, D.C.; COLLIE, J.T.; COX, E.D.; CUNNINGHAM, G.A.; DUNLAP, Thos. W.; DUNLAP, Welborne; DURHAM, W.M.; EANES, J.R.; EASLEY, J.M.; EGBERT, Bessie; FINDLEY, S.C.; GOODSON, H.N.; GRAHAM, J.P.; HART, G.R.; HITT, C.A.; HARRIS, Merton L.; HAWORTH, A.B.; HOLMAN, Natt; HUGHES, J.T.; JAY, John T.; JENKINS, W.D.; KEARBY, Jerome P.; KEARBY, J.G.; LACY, H.R.; LOVEJOY, U.G.; LUSK, C.W.; MARTIN, J.C.C.; MASON, E.H.; MILLER, J.E.; MITCHELL, Lita; MOORE, Ellen; McCAMBELL, B.B.; McCLELLAN, G.W.; McPHERSON, W.T.; NABERS, D.E.; PALMER, G.E.; PALMER, N.A.; REID, L.V.; RUSSELL, L.B.; SAYE, W.L.; SMITH, Geo. E.; SMITH, Mary L.; STAILEY, B.C.; SAPP, D.I.; SAM(?), I.M.; WARRING, John D.; WILKERSON, Mamie; WILSON, R.I.; WILSON, Ollie Mae; WILSON, Rose; WETZEL, S.V.; WADROP, R.
DeLeon: BARKER, Evan; HAMPTON, A.E.; PATTERSON, Rellah; PATTERSON, L.G.; PITTMAN, B.J.; TERRELL, F.L.; TERRELL, D.L.; TIMMONS, H.T.
Gustine: ADAMS, A.E.; LASTER, T.M.; SMITH, D.M.; TUNNELL, G.A.
Sidney: ATCHISON, H.; LACY, J.B.; LITTLE, F.L.
Proctor: EVANS, R.R.; JENNINGS, D.S.
Sipe Springs: CAPEHART, W.P.; WHITE, J.L.
Gap: GARRISON, W.O.; WHITE, C.L.
Duster: BINGHAM, J.D.; SANDERS, H.J.; HEATHINGTON, W.F.
Hasse: BALDWIN, W.B.; HARDIN, J.C.
Wilson: CARROLL, J.R.
Comyn: THOMPSON, J.A.
Energy: HENSLEY, N.A.
Gorman: THOMPSON, C.E.
Mrs. D.P. LLOYD, of DeLeon, spent last week with her father, A.H. BEENS.
J.M. PESNELL and family, of this place, have smallpox.
Mrs. Sam CRISWELL spent Monday with Mrs. W.S. BEENE, of Oak Valley.
Miss Ethel GRESSETT spent last week with Grandma JANES, of Bibb.
Mrs. Bessie BAKER, of DeLeon, is at her mother’s, Mrs. Dr. NEIL.
Miss Beattie PATTERSON is still keeping up a good music class though all are very busy with farm work.
Mrs. S.W. SHORT and children, of DeLeon, spent several days with her sister, Mrs. J.T. HIGH, returning Tuesday.
Horace McCRIEGHT left Monday for Durant, Oklahoma.
Dr. E.M. BELL, of Sidney, has sold his entire interest to Dr. HILLY, of Gap, and will start on Friday, May 23rd, with his family, for an extended visit to Tennessee, after which he intends locating there or elsewhere. Dr. HILLY will move in Dr. BELL’s home this week. We will miss Dr. BELL in our midst.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol. BENNETT, brother-in-law and sister, of Mr. W.P. PAYNE, were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. PAYNE last Monday and returned to their home at Talpa the next day, having been informed that the worst hail storm had "wiped out" their entire crop.
Harvey ROSS and family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John ROSS, this week.
Indian Mountain Happenings
L.A. BENNETT and wife are out from Gorman to spend a week with J.R. BURK and wife.
The home of W.B. McCLENDON was made happy Sunday by the entrance of their beloved daughter and sister, Mrs. Nora WILSON, of Knox City, Texas. She was met at her old home by many of her friends. There was a 12 o’clock dinner served and an evening lunch was served by Miss Vainia McCLENDON. The guests present were as follows: Misses Carrie and Ida BURKE, Mrs. L.A. BENNETT, Mr. L.T. RASCO and family.
Bryson School House Items
The young people enjoyed a singing at Mr. DAIR’s Sunday afternoon.
Jim CARTER and wife have been visiting his father this week.
R.F. CARTER and wife are the proud parents of a fine girl that arrived at their home on the 14th.
From the Free Press:
Mrs. A.K. SIMMONS received a telegram the first of last week from Evansville, Indiana, stating that her brother was dead. She left immediately to attend the funeral services. The deceased leaves an aged mother and one brother. Mrs. SIMMONS will spend the summer with her mother, and return to her home in this city in October.
©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.