De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 27, 1923



On account of the extreme difficulty under which the last issue of the Free Press was produced mention was not made of the marriage of Miss Della May GRESHAM and Mr. Eugene HUDDLESTON both popular Cisco young people. The wedding occurred at the home of a sister of the bride, Mrs. W.T. JETTON, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th. Only a few intimate friends were present besides the relatives. The couple spent the night as guests of Mr. and Mrs. SHOOK and left next day for their home at Cisco. Miss GRESHAM has spent some weeks in the home of her sister here and had won quite a large number of friends during her stay in our city. Mr. HUDDLESTON is a brother of Mrs. Henry SHOOK and is an exemplary young man. Congratulations and best wishes are extended them.



A wedding that brought a real surprise to their friends was that of Mr. Woodie BUTLER and Miss Blanch REDWINE, which occurred at Hillsboro last Saturday afternoon, July 14th, at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. BUTLER had gone to Hillsboro and his bride-to-be came down on the afternoon interurban from Dallas where she has ben employed for several years, the wedding occurring shortly after her arrival.

It just so happened that not a minister in Hillsboro was to be found when the license had been procured, so the young couple sought out the county judge of Hill county and he said the words that joined them together in the holy bonds of matrimony. After the ceremony the young couple went to Oceola, the home of the parents of the bride and made them a brief visit. They are now at home in this city. Miss REDWINE (or she who was Miss REDWINE) is a niece of Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON of this city. She lived with her aunt and attended school here during the session of 1818-19[sic] and is therefore widely known and universally loved by De Leon people. Mr. BUTLER is a hustling young business man, employed as traveling salesman with Shear Grocery Co. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar BUTLER. The Free Press extends to them best wishes in their pursuit of happiness, and success in their wedded life.

42 Entertained

One of the prettiest parties of the year was that at the home of Mrs. Z.C. STEAKLEY on last Friday when she had as her guests members of the 42 Club honoring her sister-in-law, Mrs. J.D. STEAKLEY of Plainview. Eight tables were arranged for playing 42. The angel food cake, the color scheme of pink and white predominating.

Tri-K Club

On July 17th Mrs. J.O. HAM entertained the Tri-K Club at the home of Mrs. J.D. HAM and a very pleasant afternoon at bridge was enjoyed by a very large attendance made up of members of the club as well as those invited to be present. Mrs. HAM served tomato salad, sandwiches and iced tea.

Geraldine Forrest Recovering From Dangerous Operation

Little Miss Geraldine FORREST, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman FORREST, had a dangerous operation for appendicitis and other troubles at Gorman Sanitarium on Thursday of last week. Miss Geraldine had been ill for some days and her condition failed to improve, necessitating an immediate operation. Her friends will be glad to know that she seems past the crisis and is on the road to recovery. Her mother and grandmother, the mother of Mr. FORREST, have been constantly at her bedside.  

Miss Ila Miller Had Appendix Operation  

Miss Ila MILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. MILLER of Route 3, had an operation for the removal of appendix at Blackwell Sanitarium, Gorman, on July 7th remaining there just ten days. Miss MILLER is now recuperating at her home and is doing nicely. 


Miss Gladys CHANDLER is visiting her sister, Mrs. Arther HAZZARD.

Mrs. S.L. COOK spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. M.E. ST. CLAIR.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HOLMES of Downing spent Friday night with J.D. HOLMES and family.


Rock Bluff


A nice shower fell here Sunday which all farmers were glad to see.


W.L. AKERS and family are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Chester NOWLIN.


Sid MORROW and son, accompanied by Roy BUENS and Wm. SMITH, made a business trip to West Texas this week. They will return the last of the week.

Misses Lola GARDNES and Clara ROSS visited singing school at Duster Friday.

Misses Mae Belle WINKLES, Myrtle GREGORY and Mae FARLEY spent the week end with home folks. They returned to Stephenville Sunday.

Miss Euzelia GREY visited her aunt, Mrs. Mollie TATE of De Leon, last week.

Lon WINKLES and family motored to Hamilton the first of the week to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. C.E. WINKLES will accompany them home.

J.C. and Jantis PATTERSON of Olton are visiting their grandparents, Uncle Joe PATTERSON and wife this week.

Grandma TATE is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Annie MORROW.

Fulton SMITH and wife spent Sunday with Mrs. GARDNER and family.


Mr. and Mrs. D. HENSON are home from a visit with relatives at Bronte.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. KILLEBREW on Sunday, the 15th, a fine baby boy.

Messrs. Toland COSBY and GRIMSHAW were guests of particular friends in Hico Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. S.G. UNDERWOOD and children were away for several days this week visiting in Dallas.

L.L. CLEMENS and daughter were on a tour of the plains country during the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. DABNEY and daughter, Miss Minnie LEE, and A.C. MARTIN are spending some time on a vacation and outing at Glenrose.

E.L. HOWELL was guest for a day of his parents last Sunday, being enroute to Breckenridge to attend to business matters.

Will HOWELL, with HIGGINBOTHAMS at Cross Plains, was spending Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOWELL

Mr. and Mrs. Y.L. DABNEY and son, Taylor, left in their car early in the week for an extensive tour of Colorado, and perhaps other western states.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. HARMON and son Freddy are here for a visit with his mother, Mrs. G.E. MURPHY and other relatives and friends.

D. OTIS and O'Rene TOMLIN, children of Mr. and Mrs. D. TOMLIN have gone to Weatherford for a visit with their grandparents.

Misses Fay WILCOX and Mary MERRITT of De Leon were recent guests in the home of their grandmother, Mrs. N. HARRIS, and with their aunt, Shelby PIERCE. These young girls have a large circle of friends in Hamilton who always welcome them cordially on the occasions of their visits to this city

--Hamilton Herald-Record

Mrs. H.L. WALLING, mother of Mrs. R.N. HILL, has returned to her home at Walnut Springs after a month's visit in the home of her daughter who has been ill. The Free Press is glad to report Mrs. HILL much improved.

Miscellaneous articles found scattered throughout the paper:

Misses Fay WILCOX and Mar MERRITT returned home from Hamilton last Sunday. They came back by Stephenville and were week end guests in the home of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LOVELESS and family, and to be with her sister, Miss Edna MERRITT, who is attending school at that place. Mr. and Mrs. LOVELESS and Miss MERRITT accompanied the young ladies to Dublin.

Mrs. H.B. SHOOK and little son returned this week from a visit at Cisco and Stamford. At Cisco her mother had a home coming of all her children for a few days, Mrs. SHOOK being among the number.

Mrs. A.J. HANCOCK and daughter, Mrs. Leo BOON, both of whom have been severely ill at the home in Health Addition the past three weeks, are now reported much improved. During their illness all the children of Mr. and Mrs. HANDCOCK have been present with them.

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.