De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, April 29, 1927 


Mrs. Rhoda Gilder is Called by Death

            Mrs. Rhoda GILDER, wife of G.H. GILDER of Round Grove community, died at their home Monday, April 25, 1927, and her remains were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at Round Grove cemetery.  Mrs. GILDER had been critically ill for about a week, following the birth of a tiny baby into their home about two weeks ago.  She was thought for about a week to be making satisfactory recovery but was seized with a strange malady that the most skilled physicians were unable to successfully cope with.

            Mrs. GILDER was the fourth of the GEORGE sisters to die in a similar manner, she being the last.  The other three who preceded her in death were Mrs. Dow MERRITT, Mrs. Bert PATTERSON and Mrs. Emmett RIPPETOE, the latter dying scarcely more than a year ago.  Surviving brothers are Harvey, Benton, David, Albert, Silas and J.L. GEORGE.

            Mrs. Rhoda GILDER was born January 12, 1925 [sic], being thirty-two years, three months and thirteen days of age at death.  She was married thirteen years ago to Herd GILDER.  Six children were born into their home, five of whom survive, one dying in infancy.  She was a good mother, a faithful wife, and a devout Christian woman.  She was a member of the Church of Christ since 1918.  A great throng of sorrowing relatives and friends followed her casket to the last resting place, mingling their tears with those of the five small children and the heart-broken husband, left to tread their pathway alone.


            On Sunday, April 24th, Mr. Lester MORGAN and Miss Alta THORNTON were happily joined in holy matrimony by Rev. W.L. SKAGGS at Duster.  They were accompanied by relatives and close friends.

            Mr. MORGAN is the son of Mrs. Wallace MORGAN who was reared in and around De Leon.  He is widely known and is admired by many friends.  Miss Thornton is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. THORNTON of New Hope community.  She was reared in New Hope community and is admired by a host of friends that know her. They will make their home with his mother in Humphrey Addition.

            Their many friends wish them the best of happiness and success through the journey of life.

Newton Moving His Hatchery to Farm

            H.E. NEWTON, M.K.T. man who has operated a commercial incubator this season, is preparing to close down in a week or so, and move to his newly purchased farm.  Mr. NEWTON purchased part of the John SHORT farm, his portion being the house and barns.  He will improve the place and operate his hatchery there next season.


Robert WEAVER of Dallas was here on a brief visit with home folks early in the week.  He is an insurance adjuster with a Dallas concern.

Miss Lillian HANSFORD, who taught piano at Truscott the past year, has returned home for the summer.

B.R. McPHAIL of Duster this week closed a deal for the S.T. STOVER residence property.  Mr. McPHAIL is R.F.D. carrier at Duster.

Dr. GREENLEE of Desdemona, chiropractor of that city was in De Leon early in the week.  She may possibly locate here.

Guy SMITH has been in Colginís sanitarium at Waco for the past few weeks being treated for rheumatism.

G.B. MILNER returned to Colginís sanitarium this week for further treatment for an injury received at Cisco a few weeks ago.

Mrs. Forrest FARMER and baby are visiting with relatives and friends in Comanche this week.

Mrs. Walter LOCKHART, formerly Miss Pauline MORELAND of Snyder, has been visiting the past week in the home of her mother, Mrs. R.L. MORELAND.

Mrs. Wesley LONDON and little daughter, Bille FAYE, went to Waco Friday last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. POOL and children of Brownwood were Sunday visitors in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Doss MILLER.

Autrey SELF has gone to Borger for a while.

Mrs. A.C. HANEY and two children of Indio, Calif., arrived a week ago for a visit in the home of her sister, Mrs. Emmett VAUGHN, just north of town.  Mrs. HANEY is a daughter of Mr. MAHAN, also of this city for many years.  Mr. HANEY was formerly in the railroad service here.  They have been in California for several years.

Robinson Springs

Oleta MACON spent the week-end in De Leon, visiting her sisters, Lynette and Mabel.

J.W. WEST and wife and their little sons visited her mother, Mrs. O. SMITH at Oliver Springs Sunday.

Shorty LOGSDON, formerly of Oklahoma, has moved back to this community to make his home.

New Hope News

Mrs. S.T. COOK and son Dayne, of Comyn, spent Monday in the home of Mrs. M.E. St. CLAIR.

Mrs. Howard Burt and little daughter of Cleburne spent the most of last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. McCHAREN and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. MAXWELL and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert MORTON, all of St. Joe, visited Sunday with their daughter and grand-daughter, Mrs. W.P. ST. CLAIR.

Uncle Billy McCAMEY of De Leon spent Saturday night and Sunday with his daughter, Mrs. O.M. LOCKE.  His daughter had a big dinner for him Sunday in honor of his birthday, which was last week.  Several close relatives and friends were present.


©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.