De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, October 19, 1923


The marriage of Miss Maybelle NABORS, charming young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John NABORS, to Mr. Walter CRAWFORD, occurred on Thursday evening of last week. The happy young couple motored over to Comanche and procured license to wed, then went to the parsonage where Pastor MORRIS of the first Methodist church said the magic words uniting them in the holy bonds of marriage. Accompanying them was Miss Bessie SLOAN, a close friend of the bride.

Miss NABORS had, until the time of her wedding, been employed as saleslady for the Dependable Store. During her connection with this firm she had shown marked ability and was deservedly popular among the business people of the town, as well as the public with whom she grew constantly in favor. Her employer reluctantly released her from his services.

The groom is entirely unknown to the writer, but is of good report, having been reared in this section, and is now engaged in the oil business at Gorman, where he is quite popular.

Mr. and Mrs. CRAWFORD left immediately following their marriage for Gorman where they will make their home. The Free Press extends congratulations and best wishes.


Surrounded by a circle of relatives and close friends in the home of her parents, Miss Iola HOOKER was united in marriage on Tuesday morning, October 16th, to Mr. M. MOORE, young business man of Wichita Falls.

The old homestead had been appropriately decorated, yellow chrysanthemums, potted ferns and roses, making a most pleasing setting for the happy event. The guests assembled in the living room, into which the bridal couple came to face the minister, Rev. W.T. HAMOR, who had preceded them. The Rev. Mr. HAMOR impressively united them, using the ring ceremony, at the close of his remarks presenting to the guests "Mr. and Mrs. M. MOORE." Congratulations and best wishes were then showered upon the happy young bride and groom.

Mesdames W.H. CARPENTER and Cecil GRAY, sisters of the bride, then summoned the party to the dining room where a buffet luncheon, consisting of a dainty fruit salad, bread and butter sandwiches, cheese straws, hot coffee, whip cream, cake and iced sherbet was served.

The bridal party and guests departed at high noon for the station where Mr.and Mrs. MOORE took the afternoon train for a brief honeymoon trip to Dallas, from whence they will go to their new home at Wichita Falls.

Miss HOOKER is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. HOOKER. She was reared to young womanhood on the farm homestead where the parents still live. A graduate of De Leon High school, she went to College of Industrial Arts where she finished the prescribed course, later returning to teach in the schools of her home town. Since then she has taught domestic science in Ranger High school, has taught at College of Industrial Arts, and at Canyon Normal College, besides holding the responsible position as dietitian at a hospital for disabled world war service men in Tennessee. As will be surmised from her record in the educational world, she is a young woman of exceptional ability, charming of personality, lovable of character, and withal, a most desirable companion for the young man to whom her future destiny is sealed.

Mr. MOORE was engaged in business at Ranger when the romance had its beginning. He is a young man of exemplary habits, strength of character and splendid ability, and one who will prove his worth more and more as the years come and go in providing lavishly for his charming bride.

Those present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GRAY, Coleman; Mrs. W.H. CARPENTER, Plano; G.E. HOOKER, Breckenridge; M.E. MOORE, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W.H. WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. SCOTT, Misses Alice CARTER, Love SCOTT and Pauline BILLS.


Mr. and Mrs. M.W. HANEY and baby came in Friday of last week from their new home, Lubbock, to attend to business affairs here. They seem well pleased with the western country. Mr. HANEY will again engage in the oil business, he said. Before returning to Lubbock he called at the Free Press and left $1.50 for his paper another year, for which we extend thanks.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. NORWOOD and little son, of Cleburne, have arrived in the city to spend the winter months, he being in the employ of Katy. They own a farm at Cleburne upon which they spend the summer months.

Mr. and Mrs.L.C. MEADOWS of Fort Worth were Sunday guests of Mrs. L.L. LESTER. Mrs. MEADOWS was formerly Miss Ruth TRAMMELL, and made her home with Mrs. LESTER.

Mrs. H.B. WHITE of Meridian arrived Monday to be at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. S.D. GREER, whose condition is much worse during the past few days. Grandma GREER has been bed-ridden for a number of years, is completely paralyzed, and her death may occur at any time. She has led a very active life during her more than eighty years, her constitution being remarkably strong.

Mrs. Jack McGUIRE is recuperating from a recent operation at the Gorman sanitarium.

Rock Bluff Happenings

Robert WILSON of Merkel is visiting in this community. He is likely to be here for some time to work with the peanut thresher.

Mrs. Mollie TATE of De Leon is visiting relatives in this community this week.

Misses Fay HATTOX and Emily HUDDLESTON of Duster spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Mae Belle WINKLES.

Miss Bessie NOWLIN spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Mary HARRIS.

Hazzard FARLEY and Miss Lola GARDNER attended the show at De Leon Friday night.

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.