De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 16, 1926


Two De Leon Boys Buy Confectionery In Gorman Town

Buell VAN ZANDT and Edward TERRY closed a deal this week for a confectionary business in Gorman the same being in a good location and enjoying a good business. Buell and Edward have been the efficient pair in charge of the front at Tomlin Drug Co.’s. The brand of service they have been putting out will win favor for them anywhere.

Mr. TOMLIN was fortunate in securing the services of Messrs. Temple HALL of Plainview, and Marcus BARRETT of Dublin, to take the places of those resigned. Both are experienced. Mr. HALL being a man of family and has moved here from Plainview.


Miss Mary MERRITT, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. MERRITT, was married to Mr. Fred BOWDEN at Stephenville July 8th 1926 at 5:30 o’clock. The wedding occurred at the home of Elder TEEL, pastor of the First Christian church, he speaking the impressive words uniting them. The happy young couple was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Berlin BOWDEN, relatives of the groom, who witnessed the marriage ceremony.

Miss MERRITT was a most popular junior in De Leon high school the past year and would doubtless have finished with the class of ’27 had she not elected to change her lot from student to preside over the home of the man she loved. She is a most popular and lovable young woman and her friends by scores will wish her greatest happiness.

Mr. BOWDEN has lived here for over a year, being employed by Leonard Watson Trucking Company. He was reared at Dublin, his parents formerly living at Waco. He is wholly unknown to the writer, but his friends speak highly of his character and his personality.

The congratulations of hosts of friends is extended most heartily to this young couple as they start on the eventful journey, and with these the Free Press desires to join.

Two Have Operations

Two De Leon girls have had operations for appendicitis at the Gorman Sanitarium this week. Miss Anice LOCKE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. LOCKE of Ebenezer community and little Miss Ruther FOSTER, youngest daughter of Mrs. Josie FOSTER. Both are recovering, however the FOSTER child’s case had advanced to a very critical stage before the operation was resorted to and her recovery will of necessity be slow.

Local News

Marvin VAUGHN of Haskell, son of Rev. W.B. VAUGHN, is here for a visit with his brother, George VAUGHN and family.

Baby "Gloria Jean" arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. UPSHAW on Saturday, July 10th. All doing nicely.

Grandfather TULLOS, father of Joe TULLOS, has been quite ill during the week at the home of his son. Mr. TULLOS lives at Goesbeck and has been here for some time visiting.

Rev. S. KIRKPATRICK went over to Ft. Worth Monday and accompanied home Mrs. KIRKPATRICK and their two daughters, Jewell Jean and Faye, who have been visiting in Arkansas and also in Fort Worth.

Miss Charlene HARRISON of Eastland is spending a couple of weeks in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. MERRICK.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. WILLIAMS, are the parents of a tiny baby daughter, born into their home on Tuesday morning of this week.

Round Grove News

Mrs. Frank ROSS is quite sick.

Walter RIPPETOE and family, Ernest RIPPETOE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean GARDNER and Roy George went to Leon church near Gorman Sunday night to sing.

Oliver Springs

Miss CHERRY of Lingleville has been chosen to teach the primary room at Oliver Springs school taking the place of Chrystel ALLGOOD, who resigned.

Mrs. Dovie REED and mother, Mrs. Will PARKS spent the week in Cisco where Mrs. REED is taking treatment for hay fever.

Boley HILL and daughter, Dessie Lee have been visiting relatives in this community.

New Hope News

Miss Annie LOCK is in the Blackwell sanitarium at Gorman recovering from an operation for appendicitis. The operation was performed Tuesday of last week.

Miss Iver Wayne STURDEVANT was operated on for appendicitis on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. HUCKABY of Gorman are spending the week with their daughter, Mrs. H.M. JOHNSON.


©2004,2005 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.