De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 1, 1927 

De Leon To Have New A. & P. Co. Store July 15  

   The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has leased the J. Elvin THOMSON building next door south from J.T. EDMONDSON's and will occupy same with a grocery business beginning about July 15th.  The lease was negotiated through O.L. THOMSON, brother of J.E., in the absence of his brother.WINSTON, the Irish (?) drygoodsman who has occupied this store building for the past two or three months, left Thursday, stating that he was going to Granbury.


     The marriage of John Lloyd LEE, eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. G.L. LEE of De Leon, Rt. 4, to Miss Sue McCUISTION of Stamford, took place at the home of the bride's parents on Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock, June 26th, 1927.  At 8:00 o'clock following the marriage ceremony, they left Stamford in their car for their new home, which is to be at Brooker, Texas, Lipscomb county, in the extreme northern portion of the Panhandle.

     Both Mr. And Mrs. LEE have contracted to teach in the schools of Brooker next school year.  Brooker is a nine-teacher school, and their requirements are high, each teacher being required to have a college degree.  Mr. LEE is a graduate of A. & M. College and will teach vocational agriculture and fill the place of superintendent, while Mrs. LEE, a graduate of C.I.A., Denton, will teach home economics.  Mr. LEE taught agriculture in Dublin high school last year.  Mrs. LEE taught at Brooker last year.

     Mr. LEE graduated from De Leon high school a number of years ago and was a star on the Bearcats line, later going to John Tarleton where he also finished before going to A. & M.  He taught one or more years at Wellington, before coming to Dublin, and has been successful in his school work.  Mrs. LEE came here for a visit some weeks ago, and those who formed her acquaintance speak in most complimentary terms of her quiet and kindly disposition.  The very best wishes of hosts of friends go with this excellent young couple as they start their married life together.

Death Came To Prominent Man in Trinity Community

     Mr. SOLEMON, a resident of De Leon, Route 2, died at the home of his father-in-law, Uncle Sol COOPER, on Thursday, June 23rd, and his remains were laid to rest in Stacy cemetery, eight miles south of Sidney, on Friday afternoon following.  Deceased leaves a wife and a number of sons and daughters, all adults.  He was about sixty years of age.

     Free Press regrets that we have so few details of the life of this good man.


Mrs. W.C. COCHRAN and Mrs. Gladys KIRKLAND of McCamey arrived Sunday for a visit in the home of Mrs. COCHRAN's father, Pat CARNES, and with other relatives and friends.

Gerald, small son of Mr. And Mrs. H.F. SHORT, has been ill with an affection [sic] of the ear recently, and continues ill, however, he is better than he was.

Mrs. Henry Moore EVANS of Wichita Falls arrived the last of the week, accompanied by her brother, Ralph PITTMAN, also of that city, for a visit with their parents, Mr. And Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis COZBY returned last week from Knox county where his mother, Mrs. M.A. COZBY resides.  His mother has been critically ill recently, having had an operation at a hospital at Seymour.  She is 73 years of age.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. HAMPTON have as their guests this week, her cousin, Jim DARDEN of Sagerton, also Mr. And Mrs. H.L. STEVENSON and children of Knox City, Mrs. STEVENSON being Mrs. HAMPTON's sister.

Mr. and Mrs. STEPHENS of Killeen are here for a visit with their brothers, Bill and Halley STEPHENS and families. Mr. STEPHENS recently had a serious operation at Temple and he is here recuperating.  The families were fishing at Ellis Ranch on the San Saba the past week.

Mrs. A.G. MALONE, formerly Miss Avo BETTIS, has been here during the past week, a guest in the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. A.J. BETTIS.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar NABORS and little daughter of Hamilton were here last Friday, guests of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. A.F. NABORS, and with other relatives and friends.

Oliver Springs

Dewey BURLESON is all smiles over the arrival of his tiny son, John Edward.

Miss Iola McCLELLAN of Duster spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Russell BURLESON.

The sons and daughters of Mr. And Mrs. John BURLESON surprised them Sunday with a dinner at their home in honor of Mrs. BURLESON's birthday.  Thirty-four children, grand children and friends were seated at the tables spread with a feast fit for a king.  Beside Mrs. BURLESON'S place was a large white cake, baked by her eldest daughter, Mrs. J. PANGLE, and a large bouquet, gathered from the choicest flowers that bloomed in his garden, by her little grandson, Vaughn PANGLE.  In the evening the crowd was made larger by several friends and their families.  Mrs. BURLESON, being one of the kindest and most loveable of women, has a host of friends who wish for her many happy returns of the day.

New Hope News

Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON of Gorman were visiting their son, H.M. JOHNSON and family, the latter part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie LINDLEY and children of near Jakehamon, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. S.F. HOLLAND.

Mrs. Jim OTWELL of St. Joe community, was visiting in the home of her son, Jack OTWELL and family here last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleburne DAWKINS are the proud parents of a baby boy, born to them at Blackwell Sanitarium, Gorman, on June 24th.  Mother and babe doing nicely.


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.