De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, October 26, 1928 



            Miss Sadie NANCE, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. NANCE of the Ebenezer community, was married to Mrs. C.E. MILLER of the Ross Chapel community, on Tuesday evening, October 16th, 1928.  Rev. A.F. NABORS officiated.

            The Nance home was the scene of much merriment when the hour for the wedding approached.  Invitations had been extended to many neighbors and friends, as well as to the number of relatives of both families.  Congratulations showered upon the young bride and groom were lavish.

            Both the contracting parties have been reared in the environs of De Leon, and each have many friends in the communities in which they have lived.

            Young Mr. and Mrs. MILLER will make their home in the Ross Chapel community, where the groom has lived for some years.


            Mr. A.L. WHITLOCK and Miss Lucille AISHMAN were happily married on Sunday, October 21.  They are spending the week in Dallas on their honeymoon and visiting relatives after which they will be at home in DeLeon.  Best wishes are extended them.

Mother of De Leon Man Died Thursday

            Friends here will sympathize with D. CHRISTOPHER, local Katy engineer, in the loss of his mother, Mrs. T.J. CHRISTOPHER, aged 72, who died at her home in Hico at 2:20 o’clock p.m. on last Thursday.  The funeral was held at the Hico cemetery the day following and the remains laid to rest there.  Mrs. CHRISTOPHER had been ill two weeks of paralysis.  Her husband died six years ago.  There were eight children, five sons and three daughters, all present when her death occurred.

            Mrs. CHRISTOPHER had been a faithful and active member of the Methodist church for a number of years.  She was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Hico since 1885.


Cole NANCE, now a student in a business college at Dallas, was visiting home folks last Saturday and Sunday.

Charley COUNTS, who has lived at Houston for some years, has been spending some time in the city visiting his mother.

Rev. and Mrs. Joseph PATTERSON and little son of Corsicana, were recently here, guests of his mother, Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross JENKINS, who are teaching at Goodman, near Merkel, were here the past weekend visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. JENKINS.

Mrs. W.C. STREETY and daughter, Mrs. May WHALEY, returned from San Antonio the latter part of the week.  They were accompanied by A.M. PATE whom they had been visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. J.N. JOINER spent last week in Fort Worth.  From there they went to the state fair at Dallas and to the A. & M.-T.C.U. football game at College Station.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. HAM, Mrs. GOLIGHTLY and Mrs. Loy HILL were in El Paso the past week attending the Eastern Star convention.

Robert PATTERSON, youngest son of Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON is spending several days here visiting home folks.  He is with an oil company and it is stationed at present at Iraan.

Miss Octavia TIMMONS, who has been at the Gorman sanitarium for an operation, returned home Monday afternoon.

Miss Lillian HANSFORD, teacher of piano in the Gorman school, accompanied by her friend, Miss WILLIAMS, spent Sunday with relatives and friends here.

Mrs. C.E. GEORGE, who spent several days at the Gorman sanitarium for a tonsil operation, returned home on Monday.

Mrs. Robert FRIERSON from Bangs was a guest with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam NOEL the last of the week.

Mrs. R.P. HENDRIX went to Cisco last week where her daughter, Mrs. PATTERSON (formerly Mary SHOOK) underwent an operation.

Comyn News

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. PULLEY and baby went to May to spend the weekend with Mrs. PULLEY’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Noble TOUCHSTONE.  Maxine stopped in Comanche to visit with her little friend, Ruth GOOSBY, while Mr. and Mrs. PULLEY were away.

Mary Edna MOORE and Laerne SCARBROUGH, students at Tarleton, were at home over the weekend.

Miss Iva JONES spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. JONES near Granbury.

E.G. Thomas of Everman came on Tuesday to visit his children, the Ed THOMAS and H.O. GEORGE families.

Mr. and Mrs. Dave FLOYD and children went to Leuders on Wednesday of last week to visit in the home of Mr. HUGH’s sister, Mrs. M.E. McMINA.

B.E. MOORE of Eldorado, spent a part of last week visiting his brother, H.J. MOORE.

B.L. PAINTER left early Wednesday morning by way of truck moving Mr. and Mrs. W.C. TOUCHSTONE to Marie, Texas.

Jakehamon News

Miss Ethel RILEY is back in school after an absence of more than a week.

Dalton KING had the good fortune to capture a crane a few days ago while hunting in the bottom lands in his grandfather’s pasture near Comanche.  Some say the bird is not a crane but a stork.  It has a height of some four feet when it reaches its head up.  The bird was shot through the wing rendering it unable to fly and Dalton captured it without any further injury.

W.A. KING is building an addition to his home.  The building will be extended and enlarged making a modern and attractive home.

W.L. LINDLEY has moved into his home recently built.

George BRAZELL plans to make some additions to his home as soon as the threshing time is over.

J.L. HUGHES plans to make his future home in the Rio Grande valley as soon as he can dispose of his farm, crops, and hogs.  This community regrets to lose Mr. HUGHES and his excellent family from among us.  Mr. HUGHES hopes to recover his health by making the change.

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. COOPER of Breckenridge were in this community early this week on their way to Dublin where Mr. COOPER’s father was seriously ill.

New Hope News

This makes three weeks school has been in session.  The teachers for this year are Mr. John LIGHTFOOT and Miss Enola McCHAREN.  All of the children have not started as yet, some have been too busy in the peanut crops.

Miss Sadie NANCE surprised her many friends on Wednesday night of last week by getting married to Mr. C.L. MILLER of the Ross Chapel community where they will make their home.  Our community will greatly miss her.


Mr. and Mrs. Kelley PATTERSON of Dallas are visiting Mrs. PATTERSON’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WIMBERLEY.

Aubrey and Elton WYNN are on the sick list again.

Mrs. E.L. WYNN of Victor spent last weekend with her son, Clyde Wynn, and family.


Mrs. Duree PAIR has been visiting her mother, Mrs. M.D. HART, but has returned to Cohoma where her husband is employed.

Lloyd DIXON, a student of John Tarleton at Stephenville, visited homefolks this weekend.

Mrs. Minnie RANISE and sons, of Hico, visited her mother, Mrs. NEWTON, this weekend.

Jesse BYNUM has returned from the west where he has been picking cotton for the past month.

Frank THOMAS and family spent last Sunday with his mother, Mrs. S. CLAIR of De Leon.


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