The Comanche Chief and Pioneer Exponent, Comanche, Texas, 30 May 1913


Mr. E.C. CARSWELL and Mrs. Jennie GOLLABART surprised their many friends and acquaintances here on last Monday evening by going down to the Methodist parsonage, where they were united in marriage by Rev. C.L. CARTWRIGHT. Both are very prominent young people of the town, and although they have only lived here a short time, they made many friends who extend to them best wishes and congratulations.

Married at the Fairfield

In the parlors of the Fairfield Inn this morning Miss Kate ROGERS was united in matrimony to Mr. T.J. CUNNINGHAM, Rev. J.N. McFARLANE, pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church here, performing the ceremony. The parlors were tastefully decorated with ferns and cut flowers, and promptly at six o’clock the wedding party marched through the hall into the parlors where Rev. McFARLANE stood ready to perform the ceremony. In the party were Mrs. M.E. ROGERS, mother of the bride; her married sister, Mrs. H.L. STEWART; Miss Elizabeth ROGERS, maid of honor; Miss Josephine ARMSTRONG, ring-bearer; Oscar COX, of Comanche, best man, and Mr. Fred ROGERS, brother of the bride. After Dr. McFARLANE had pronounced the young couple man and wife, the party repaired to the dining room, where a delightful wedding breakfast was served, the table being tastefully decorated with cut flowers and ferns. Mr. and Mrs. CUNNINGHAM left on the early train for their future home, Stephenville, Texas. –Mineral Wells Index


Theo. BISHOP and Miss Ethel HARRISON were quietly married on Thursday night, May 22nd, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam HARRISON.

Sidney News:


C.C. COX, of Gorman, and Miss Montie STAILEY were quietly married at the home of the bride Tuesday evening.


Miss Annie REDWINE, aged 30 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. REDWINE, departed this life late Saturday afternoon, May 24, very suddenly, having been an invalid since early girlhood. She professed religion at the age of 15. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CLARK last Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, where one of the largest processions for years followed the remains to the Pendergrass cemetery, their final resting place.

Wilson News:


Riley MARRINGAIL and Miss Rosie GATLIN left Wilson last Sunday for Carlton to get married, accompanied by Miss Minnie BOLIN and Odis GILBERT.

DeLeon Doings:

Double Wedding

A double wedding took place Sunday at the home of J.T. WALKER, when his daughter, Miss Minnie and Luther BOWEN, and step-daughter, Pearle WILSON and John PRESLER, were married, Rev. ANGELIN officiating.


Archie, the 13 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lum DANIELS near Suez, died Tuesday and was buried in the DeLeon cemetery Wednesday evening. Eldr J.J. EDWARDS conducted the funeral services.

Mary L. STEWART, aged 17 mo., infant daughter of brother and sister Lon STEWART, died Monday 19th and was buried Tuesday in the DeLeon cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.A. BAYS, in the presence of a large circle of sympathizing friends.

During the rain last Sunday evening lightning struck the new house of Allen DeSPAIN in the Heath addition, near the center of the roof, tearing a hole a foot square, then going down through the ceiling in the bath room, then jumping about 18 inches to the phone ware about a foot above the phone and passing out.

Byrdville Happenings:

Miss Della LAY, of Jewel, was in our midst the past week. She having just recovered from an attack of measles.

M.M. POYNAR is on the sick list.

Downing Doings:

Mrs. DAWKINS, of East Downing, is very sick. She is said to have the typhoid fever.

G.H. LOUDERMILK and wife and children, Bertha, George and Catherine, left Sunday for Georgia for a visit.

Copperas Prairie and Gap News:

Weaver SMITH and wife, near Blanket, visited relatives here Saturday night and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will WORTH’s baby is on the sick list this week.

Mrs. J.W. SMITH, of near Blanket, is here at the bedside of her little granddaughter, who is said to be seriously ill.

Visits of the Stork

During the past week the following births have been reported:

Born to Mr. and Mrs.

A.L. WILLIAMSON, a girl, May 18, near Wilson.

Dude LEONARD, a boy, May 21, near Sipe Springs.

E.V. HOLLAND, a girl, May 22, near Comanche.

John STEVENS, a boy, May 15, near Lamkin.

Geo. R. COURTNEY, a girl, May 19, near Blanket.

Roy CAVITT, a boy, May 12, near Duster.

Marriage Licenses

During the past week the following have been granted marriage certificates to wed:

Chas. A. SEAL to Miss Stella BARKER.

R.G. BUCKLEY to Miss Letha STONE.

Theo. BISHOP to Miss Ethel HARRISON.

J.W. MERCER to Miss Mary McMURTY.


F.A. HOWELL to Mrs. Willie May Smith.

From the Gossip Page:

Mr. and Mrs. C.L. GRANGER are the proud parents of a 9 pound boy. Mother and child doing fine. Father was able to serve his customers Monday evening.

R.H. MOORE and his mother and sister, Mrs. T.O. MOORE , and Miss Clara have returned from Cadiz, Ky., where they went to attend the funeral of Mrs. MOORE’s brother, Col. R.B. THOMAS, who died at that place.

Mack STRALEY, who was attending the Hamilton picnic, was taken suddenly ill last Friday and for awhile was thought to be in a dangerous condition. His brother, John, visiting here from Kansas City went down to Hamilton Saturday and brought him home and he is now able to be out.

Mrs. Will ELKINS and children left last Saturday morning for Ladonia to join her husband who has been at work there the past month. They will make Ladonia their future home.

W.H. MASON, of Edna Hill, was over this week to visit his brother, A.T. MASON, who is down sick with a severe attack of measles.

Prof. Earl HOWELL, who taught in the High School the past term, has returned to his home at DeLeon.

Blanket School Closes

The Blanket High School closed a successful term Friday, there being seven graduates, as follows: Florence MILNER, valedictorian; Pat GREEN, salutatorian; Millie KNUDSON, Annie Rufus SWITZER, Madie Cox, Jesse MAGILL and Julia WITT.


During the past week the following deaths have been reported:

Mrs. A.J. WALKER, age 52 years, near Beattie.

Baby LAWSON, age seven months, near Sipe Springs.

Henry Quilitch Dead

Henry QUILITCH, brother of Mrs. E.W. HARRIS, and well known here, died at 2a.m. Sunday morning of cancer of the stomach and his remains were interred Monday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, after services at the HARRIS home, the following acting as pall bearers: V.H. THODBERG, T.W. DUNLAP, J.D. WARING, Jno. P. HOFF, Hilton BURKS and Eugene GREER.

Deceased, who was a bachelor, had been engaged in business at Fort Worth, but had disposed of same when his health failed him and came to Comanche in search of health.

Mr. HARRIS was away from home at the time, having been attending a meeting of the Electrical Association in Galveston, but was located by wire, and returned home early Monday morning. Herman QUILITCH, of Denver, a brother of deceased, also came in Monday morning as did Miss Rita HARRIS, a niece, who had been visiting in Fort Worth, Texas.


Public Schools Close This Week…Senior Class Consists of Twenty-Two Young Men and Young Ladies

……..The following named young ladies and gentlemen will receive diplomas, having completed the High School course:

Grace FITZPATRICK, Grace EVANS, Alma REESE, Leah ALLEN, Mamie KING, Elizabeth CHILTON, Ethel JONES, Mabel McNEILL, Annie PALMER, Helen RASMUSSEN, Madie HALL, Hallie OWEN, Philip GRAHAM, Armstrong COX, Evan PALMER, Merline JENKINS, Ernest HERRING, T.J. HOLMSLEY, Rector CUNNINGHAM, Goodson RIEGER, Kinnie SULLIVAN and Waldo CARSON.


©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.