De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, August 20, 1926

Second Son of Mrs. R.A. Terry Died in a Month

Grandmother R.A. TERRY, aged 77, has lost two sons in a month. Her son, George TERRY, died of heart failure at San Angelo two weeks ago and while his funeral was in progress James, third oldest of her sons, came into De Leon, not knowing that his brother had died. Mr. TERRY was ill at the time of his arrival and died of hemorrhage of the lungs about noon Wednesday, August 18.

Mr. TERRY was reared in De Leon, removing with his family to Cook county, near Gainesville about twenty years ago. He had not been in Cook county for a number of years, it is said, but has lived in various parts of the state. For several months past he has been with his brother, Earn, at Tahoka. He was father of several children, they continuing to live with his wife in Cook county.

The funeral was at De Leon cemetery at five o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Short Family Is Having A Reunion in Mississippi

Allen SHORT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard SHORT, is representing the family this year at a reunion of the SHORT and BAKER families being held in Mississippi. Alan left Monday morning, driving the car of his aunt, Mrs. J.L. BAKER, of Archer City. Others making the trip are Mrs. J. Elbert SMITH, of Abilene, Mrs. L.P. FOSTER of Cariton and Mr. and Mrs. Henderson BAKER of Rucker. They will be gone three weeks.

Minor Operation.

Z.C. STEAKLEY was in Dallas last week where he had a surgeon remove a growth on top of his head. The operation was not serious and he is going about his work as usual.

Hollis Brewer Is Married in Colorado

Hollis BREWER, a former De Leon young man and son of Mrs. Kate BREWER of this city, was recently married at Fort Collins, Colorado. BREWER, who is a pharmacist, is employed at Casper, Wyo. He is a cousin of COZBY brothers here and was popular formerly as a student in the De Leon schools. A clipping from the Casper, Wyo., daily paper tells the story as follows:

Colorado Wedding of Interest Here

A wedding which will be of interest to many Casper residents will take place this evening at six o’clock in Fort Collins, Colo., when Miss Virginia Ross ALEXANDER becomes the bride of H.B. BREWER of this city. The minister of the Methodist church will officiate. Miss Jane ALEXANDER of Fort Collins, sister of the bride, will be her bridesmaid and Russell J. CONDON of Cheyenne will act as best man.

Miss ALEXANDER came to Fort Collins several months ago from Windsor, Ill. Mr. BREWER, whose former home was in Texas has been employed as a druggist both in Cheyenne and in Fort Collins, and since coming to Casper has been connected with the Casper Pharmacy. They will return to Casper to make their home after a short motor trip in Colorado.

Rippetoe Bros. to Conduct School of Vocal Music Soon

Ernest and Walter RIPPETOE will begin a school of vocal music at the First Christian church in De Leon on next Monday, August 23rd, continuing ten days from that date. The class will begin work at 8:00a.m. and continue to 4:00 p.m. each day except Sunday.

Mssrs. RIPPETOE are able to give instruction in advanced work in harmony and composition, as well as in the simpler rudiments of music. Classes to take care of the demands of all will be organized, as far as it is possible.

This is to be a large school, evidence goes to show. The school is planned to take care of the several schools which have been held in the various surrounding communities heretofore and it is hoped and expected that those in the surrounding territory may all take advantage of the one centrally located school.

Tuition for the ten days $2.00. Pupils under 14 years, $1.50.


Rev. Seba KIRKPATRICK spent the past week as a guest of his brother at Sulphur Springs.

Miss Golden FOSTER is home from a three months visit with her father in San Francisco.

Mrs. W. A. KING went to Abilene several days ago to visit in the home of her son, Moody KING and wife.

Mr. and Mrs. H.W. LOCKE have gone to Austin to remain perhaps a month while he builds a residence there. They are visiting their daughter, Mrs. B.H. HARRISON.

Mr. and Mrs. S.O. RIDENHOWER and children, formerly of near Hico, now residing on a ranch near 700 Springs, near Junction, were here last week for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Doss MILLER.

The following were here last Friday in attendance at the funeral and burial of Ronald MYERS: Mrs. J.H. MYERS, mother of Kos MYERS of Iredell; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. HARRIS and Miss Carrie COLLINS, sisters of Mrs. MYERS from Walnut Springs; Miss Mildred HENDRIX, niece of Mrs. MYERS, from Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Hardy YOUREE, Walnut Springs; Jack MILES of Waco; Mrs. Harrold STAFFORD and son of Waco; Mrs. C.L. BARNABY, of Waco; Rev. W.T. HAMOR of Anson and Joe STRICKLAND, Seminary, Fort Worth.

Miss Calantha THOMPSON of Amarillo is here for a visit in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. THOMPSON.

Mrs. Thurman SMITH, nee Miss Annie Mae REED, now of Fort Worth, is here for a visit in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. REED.

Misses Olene and Mildred VAN ZANDT, who are attending summer school at John Tarleton college, were spending the past week end with home folks and friends.

Earl HOWELL of Dallas was here during the week visiting in the home of his parents and inspecting the new HOWELL residence, which is just being completed.

D.O. MORGAN, who engaged in the vehicle business in De Leon twenty-two years ago, now of Stamford, was a visitor to this city early in the week while returning from an automobile trip to Mississippi. He was accompanied by his niece, Miss Hazel McCOGHREN of Matador.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter SENNET have returned from Dallas where they spent the summer, and he is preparing to resume teaching violin here with the beginning of September. Mr. SENNET is a violin instructor of more than average ability and has pupils in some three or four towns surrounding De Leon.

New Hope News

Mrs. Howard BURT and little daughter of Cleburne spent the past week in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. McCHAREN.

Earl LIGHTFOOT and family of Ft. Worth were visiting the past week with his brothers and sisters, John and Ed LIGHTFOOT and Mrs. George DANIELS.

Rob CHAMBERS and family of Benjamin spent the past week end visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe CHAMBERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude PAIR and little son left last week for Port Lavaca, Texas, to visit with her step-sister, who was formerly Miss Claris LOCK of Ross Chapel community. Kenneth LOCK and Arden LOCK and wife of Ross CHAPEL accompanied them. They will probably be gone two or three weeks.

Ross DUPRIEST and family of Las Cruses, N.M., is visiting this week with his brother, John DUPRIEST and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack OTWELL and children spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce of near Duster.

Mr. and Mrs. STEWART and little son and also Mrs. Lillie Pearl BAKER and children of Post Texas are visiting their daughter and sister, Mrs. W.O. LOCK.

Oliver Springs

John GIBSON and family from Rule are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Jno. DOMMY and Mrs. Beal SETZLER.

Garland PERRY is recovering from a serious illness of several weeks.

Aneil HILL had the misfortune to break his arm last week.

Rock Bluff

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes ABERNATHY and daughter of Breckenridge visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney MORROW the past week.

Russell McPHAIL of Duster visited his mother, Mrs. E.M. SPENCER Sunday.

Mrs. WOODS and sons, Tom and Monroe, returned home Saturday after visiting their daughter, Mrs. W.L. SKAGGS the past week.


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