De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, January 14, 1927

Mother and Son are Married in a Double Ceremony

            The Free Press failed to hear at the time of the marriage of Mrs. Dora OGLESBY to Mr. O.F. BLOYD which occurred at Comanche about six weeks ago.  At the same time Mrs. OGLESBY’s son, Roy, was married to Miss Eva VAUGHN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. VAUGHN.

            The wedding was solemnized at the Baptist parsonage at Comanche with Dr. Forrest MADDOX, the pastor officiating.  All the contracting parties live in the St. Joe neighborhood.

            It is a common occurrence for brothers and sisters to be married in a double ceremony, but this is the first case of parent and child being thus married ever brought to the attention of the Free Press.

 Banker Pittman’s Barn Burns: $250 Loss; No Insurance

            “I have been carrying insurance all my life and never had a loss” said B.J. PITTMAN Wednesday morning.  “Life insurance, fire insurance, bank insurance, burglar insurance and heal and accident insurance.  And the very first time I ever had occasion to try out the merits of insurance, I had no insurance.”

            Fire of undetermined origin partially destroyed the combination barn and garage building at Mr. PITTMAN’s residence shortly after four o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  Volunteer firemen were soon on the scene and saved the building from complete destruction.  The fire originated in the second story of the building and was at first difficult to combat.  Fortunately his car was not in the building. 

 Birthday Party

            Wednesday, Jan. 5th, Doris MORTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. MORTON, celebrated her 10th birthday with a party at her home.  A number of invited guests came to join in the merriment of the occasion, romped and played games, enjoyed the cutting of the birthday cake with its pretty candles and the refreshment of hot chocolate, peanuts, pecans, candy, etc.  Although Doris’ 10th birthday, it was her first “real” birthday party. 

            Those present were:  Louise and Billie GREENWALDT, Gladys and Dorothy COOK, Jane PEARSON, Leona HOPPNER, Edna JETTON, Sarah Mae BARBER, Lois UPSHAW, Elizabeth GENE, Kathrine and Doris MORTON.

 Thompson Manager of the Savoy Hotel

            Effective January 1, J.M. THOMPSON, veteran San Antonio hotel man, takes over management of the Savoy Hotel on West Houston Street.  Starting 25 years ago in the old Southern Hotel, THOMPSON is one of the best known hotel men in Southwest Texas.  For 19 years he was associated with Alfred SANNER, first in the old Bexar Hotel and later at the Prudential.  Recently he has been in De Leon arranging sale of a hotel there and he returned to San Antonio this week. – San Antonio Express

            Mr. THOMPSON, spoken of in the foregoing clipping is the same who managed the Travelers Hotel here at De Leon during the past year.  His De Leon friends wish him continued success in the Southern City.

Chiropractors Meet With Dr. Estes of Eastland

            The Chiropractors went in a body to the Texas Hotel and Dr. ESTES was host to his guests at a chicken dinner.  Dr. ESTES is a real host and everyone present enjoyed being with him.

            The following chiropractors were present:  Dr. and Mrs. MEISE and young daughter, Ethel of Cisco; Drs. GREENLEA & GREENLEA of Gorman and Desdemona; Dr. MAINUS of Dublin; Dr. BLACK of Breckenridge; Dr. JONES of Ranger; Dr. GOULDY of Graham and Dr. BRUN of De Leon.


W.H. HAYNES, Duster man, who moved two years ago to Big Spring, has returned to his “first love”.  His brother-in-law, R.D. HAMLILN, came down this week, accompanying the car bringing Mr. HAYNES’ livestock and household goods.

Mrs. W.C. JENKINS has been seriously ill but is now reported much improved.

Mrs. Leslie BURGESS of McCamey has been here at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. W.C. JENKINS the past week.

Wilma Ray, the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave FLOYD, is recovering from eye trouble after being treated at Gorman by Dr. George BLACKWELL.

Mr. and Mrs. M.D. STEWART have furnished the Miss Mattie REDDEN cottage in east De Leon and are now making their home there, having moved from the Travelers Hotel early in the week.

Miss Mary Joe MILLIGAN of Fort Worth is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. M. CADDELL, also her aunt, Mrs. D.A. STEPHENS in this city.

Clifford ALLEN left some days ago to enter school at Southwestern University, Georgetown, for the remainder of the year.

Mrs. V.G. LOCKE and little son of Cisco were visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. DABNEY, the first of the week.

Harry HOWELL, who has been in California recently, returned home the first of the week.  HOWELL has been in the vicinity of Los Angeles and also visited at Yuma, Arizona.

Victor News

Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 the funeral of Mr. John THOMAS was held at the Baptist church.  Service was conducted by Rev. George ROSS.  Both Concord and Victor schools dismissed for the funeral.  Mr. THOMAS was an early settler of Concord community.

Brother R.L. DAY is remodeling his house.

Carl BRUMBELOW and sister, who are teachers at Concord, visited our school Wednesday afternoon.  We were very glad to have them and everyone visit us.

Clayton CROW is erecting a garage and filling station in Victor.

Frank OWENS and Miss Mary PAIR, who were married at the home of her parents Sunday afternoon, attended singing Sunday night and were wished a long and happy life by many friends.

Roy WHEAT and wife have moved in to this community.  Their former home was in De Leon.

Round Grove News

There has been quite a bit of moving around in this community of late.  Gib TREADWAY has moved to Mrs. Willie ROSS’ place.  Emmitt and Walter RIPPETOE have moved to Abilene.  Hubert ROSA has built him a new bungalow on his father’s place, which is complete and ready for house keeping.  W.W. HODGES of the New Hope community has moved in the house with T.P. PATTERSON.  Herbert LOVELACE has moved on the BARTON place.

Tom RIPPETOE of West Brooks, Tex., visited his mother and father the first of the week.

Mrs. George ROSS who has been sick for some time is not improving as fast as we had hoped for.

There is lots of measles around just now.  Four of Pat BARKER’s children, Winston, Ross and Marie VINSON are very sick at present with them.  Four of Frank ROSS’ children, Ivan, Ross and Pace BARKER are able to be up after a severe case of them. 


©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.