De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, August 9, 1929


Court House News

Marriage Licenses:

Arlin PRESSLEY, Rucker and Miss Buena BUNTIN, Rucker.

Real Estate Transfers:

J.W. WYATT and wife to E.L. FAWKS, 160 acres, NW 1-4 Section 19 E.T.R.R. Company Survey, and 60 acres S1/2 SW 1-4 Survey No. 2, Subdivision No. 3, E.T.R.R. Company survey.  Consideration $5500.00

A.R. MASINGILL to G.C. CHICK. 1-7 interest in 201.6 acres Wm. L. SWAIN survey.  Consideration $500.00.

E.M. McGLOTHLIN and wife to O.D. BRITTON, 407 acres Charles RAILEY survey, $5000.00 consideration.

W.G. HERRING and wife to E.E. DENNY, 74 ½ acres John DUNCAN survey.  $2400.00.

Mary HALL to H.F. NORTHCUTT, 91.2 acres Robert TATE survey.  $4000.00.

A.H. TENNYSON to E.M. FOOTE, 1 ½ acres Section 2, Block 2, H & T C Railway Company Survey; also Lots 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 known as Duster Gin Property, Duster, Texas.

J.M. HAYNES to Mrs. Mary HAYNES, part block 88, Comanche.  $10.00.

Fred PORTERFIELD and wife to Will T. GANDY.  25 acres Ephriam RODDY Survey.  $500.00.

J.I. JACKSON AND WIFE TO Mr. Phil BERTRAM.  150 x 174 feet in S. side block fronting on Main street, Gustine, Texas.  $140.00.

J.M. CAMERON and wife to J.W. FAGAN, 40 acres W.B. WAGNON survey $600.00.

First State Bank, Comanche, to J.B. LOWRY, 611 acres E.T.R.R. Co Survey; 201 ½ acres Jeremiah MONK Survey; 100 acres M.B. BATES survey.  $8754.00.

W.H.C. FRITZ and wife to W.A. PATTON, 1 acre Mary E. NIBBS lands $15.00.

W.O. BROWNING and wife to J.M. GRICE, E ½ SE 1-4 Sec. 61 Block 2, H & T C Ry Survey; mineral rights preserved.  $1600.00

J.S. COX and wife to Jesse E. PURVIS and wife, 138 ¾ acres Lewis PICKETT Survey $3468.75.

Roy Nelson Lost Ford Coupe by Fire Tuesday Night

            A Ford coupe belonging to Roy NELSON was destroyed by fire at an early hour Tuesday night.  The car was standing parked in front of his residence, just southwest of the north ward school, when a neighbor discovered it in flames shortly after nine o’clock.  The alarm was given and the fire department responded but not in time to prevent the machine being completely ruined by flames.

            The car was a ’24 or ’25 model, in good condition and was worth perhaps $200 or $300.  It was not insured the writer understands.  It is presumed the fire started from a short circuit in the wiring.

Crockett Buys Fine Pair Mules to Haul Wood

            C.W. CROCKETT, employed at the Magnolia pumping station, recently purchased a fine pair of “mules,” according to employees at the station, and they presume he is either going to engage in truck farming, or else go to hauling wood to town.  Anyway, the “mules” are a fine purchase, and CROCKETT is receiving the congratulations of his fellow workers whether he wants it or not.

Banker on Vacation in Old States Home

            Years ago Mr. and Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN lived in the state of Arkansas, and they are this week re-visiting the scenes of their old home.  They will also visit at Shreveport, La. Being away for about a week.

Ford Station Being Improved in New Quarters

            STRICKLAND & TERRILL, new owners of the Ford franchise in De Leon, are now quartered in the Holden building where an improvement program of considerable importance is being carried on.  A partition is being built across the large building, cutting off the office and salesroom from the garage department.

            The Holden building is quite commodious, and when the new owners have it arranged to their liking it will be a very nice location for the purpose for which it is used.

Mrs. M.L. Teeple Celebrates 86th Birthday

            Mrs. M.L. TEEPLE, one of Baird’s oldest residents, celebrated her 86th birthday last Saturday, July 13th.  It was really a double celebration as it was also the 57th birthday of her only son, Addison TEEPLE, of Oklahoma City who, with his wife, were present, also Mrs. TEEPLE’s daughter, Mrs. W.E. LOWE, and son, Walter, of De Leon, and Mr. and Mrs. French ROBERTSON of Haskell and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. ROBERTSON of Clyde were also here to spend the day with Mrs. TEEPLE.  Mrs. Arthur YONGE, of Post, Mrs. TEEPLE’s eldest daughter, was unable to come.

            Mrs. TEEPLE has lived in Baird for nearly 50 years, coming here with her family when the town was just established and has lived here continuously since and all this time in the home built where the family first located in Baird.

            Time has dealt kindly with Mrs. TEEPLE who is remarkably active for one 86 years of age.  She does her own housework and comes down town every day.  She has a pleasant smile and kind words for everyone and many friends wish her many more happy birthdays. –Baird Star.

Rebekah Lodge Honors Mrs. Tom Trent With Party

            On Tuesday evening, July 30, 1929, the De Leon Rebekah Lodge 30, met in regular session.  After a very interesting business meeting, lodge adjourned until nine-thirty when the members and guests were entertained with a “42” party in honor of Mrs. Tom TRENT of Waco.  Mrs. TRENT was the first Noble Grand of De Leon lodge.  After an enjoyable social hour, ice cream and cake were served to the following members and guests:

            Mesdames A.K. BENDER, J.B. WOOD, Archie JOHNSON, Monia ANDERSON, Bonner NABORS, C.H. SHARP, Stella SEWARD, Joe ASHBY, John A. MOHON, Joe FARMER, Jack HAYNES, J.P. TODD, Lewis HILL of Commerce, Claud KINCHEN, J.H. GRIZZELLE, B.J. PITTMAN, W.S. SNEAD, Jno. WEAVER, J.H. BUCHAN and Misses Maude KINCHEN, Buel and Bertie SNEAD and the honoree.


Raymond ROBBINS and wife of Ft. Worth visited with his brother, O.S. ROBBINS and family this week.  On their way here they were in a wreck that came near being serious.  On the highway near Stephenville they met 2 cars that seemed to be racing and the ROBBINS car was knocked from the roadway and wrecked in such a way that the car could not be driven further.  Fortunately the occupants of the car were not seriously injured.

Mrs. Arthur BRAZELL has been visiting with his [sic] father, W.N. KOONCE and family the last several days. 

Little Mary Inez GUTHERY, of Abilene, grand-daughter of O.S. ROBBINS, visited at the ROBBINS’ home last week.

H.A. GREGORY has installed a filling station off the Desdemona-De Leon highway.  His location together with his wide acquaintance insures a good success for the undertaking.  A local filling station has been needed here for some time.

Mrs. KIMBROUGH and children of Breckenridge have been visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. GUTHERY the past week.

Mr. Monroe ROBBINS and family of Dallas spent the weekend with his brother, O.S. ROBBINS and family.  Mr. ROBBINS is well known about De Leon, having been a teacher some years ago and lived in and about De Leon for many years.  Mr. ROBBINS left the teaching business to enter the Government service in which business he has engaged in for thirteen years.  He is attached to the Bureau of Inspection with oversight of the large packing houses and meat curing plants.  Mr. ROBBINS has recently been given charge of the work in the Dallas division having been promoted from the Austin division recently.

Price, Morgan and Arthur BRAZELL and their families are visiting their mother, Mrs. W.N. BRAZELL and other relatives this week.

Ben KOONCE and family are visiting with relatives and friends in Goree and other points this week.

John CLARK and family of McCamey are visiting with his father, G.A. CLARK and family this week.

New Hope News

Mr. B.L. CARLILE and family of Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd LEE of Bowie visited Mrs. G.L. LEE last week.

Mr. Jodie CHAMBERS and family of Waco visited Saturday and Sunday with Aunt Carrie and Uncle Joe CHAMBERS.

Mrs. George DANIELS had her niece and family visit her from California last weekend.

Mrs. Will LOCK and Sam Joyce, Mrs. William DUKE, Mrs. Baxter RAY, all of St. Joe community, visited Mrs.G.L. LEE Monday.


Mrs. R.L. CLIFTON has gone to Lamesa to visit her son, Earnest.

Mr. Bill GARY and wife, also Eula YARDELY of Seagraves, are visiting C.D. GARY this week.

Uncle Dora PATTERSON of the Round Grove community visited his son, Doc PATTERSON, Saturday.  Uncle Dora has just returned from a visit in Mississippi and several other states.

Marie MOORE returned home Sunday after a week’s visit with her cousin, Hazel MARTIN of Cisco.  Hazel came home with her.

Mrs. G.W. GOODSON spent the weekend with her parents, J.A. FINCANNON of Desdemona.


Mrs. A.R. STEWART, who has been visiting in Los Angeles, Lubbock, Sweetwater and San Angelo for the past eighteen months, is now spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. J.E. WILSON 

Mrs. C.C. MILLER has returned home from Gorman where she has been in the sanitarium.

J.E. WILSON visited T.J. WILSON and family last weekend in Ranger.

Price BRASWELL of Oklahoma was visiting with W.J. WILSON last weekend.  Mary BRASWELL and Arthur BRASWEL of Woodson, Texas were with him.

Mr. and Mrs. Earnest GROGAN of Dublin visited Willie GROGAN and family last week end.


Mr. and Mrs. Chester PILCHER of Kansas City, Mo. And Mr. Henry PILCHER of Clovis, N.M. have returned home after spending the last two weeks with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. PILCHER of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. TENNYSON and children, Elmore Jr. and Modette and Ford of Clifton were Monday visitors of her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clark NICHOLS.

Miss Bess SLOAN of Stephenville spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. SLOAN.

Misses Laura, Ruth and Martin PHILLIPS of Plainview are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.I. GRISHAM and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim HAMILTON of Slaten are visiting Mr. and Mrs. G.L. HAMILTON.

Miss Waynie McCHAREN was in Gorman Monday having her tonsils removed.

Miss Margaretta SANDERS, who is employed by the Central Texas Produce Company, was transferred last week to Lampasas.

Miss Edna Earl COZBY of Dallas and Zuma COZBY of Stamford spent the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar COZBY 

Mrs. Monroe WOODWARD and daughter, Miss Pauline, of Tucumcari, N.M. are here visiting her mother, Mrs. C.E. WOODWARD.

Cecil SPENCER from Abilene was a Sunday visitor with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren SPENCER.

Dr. Patti Faye GENTRY of San Antonio is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.H. INZER.

Mrs. J.B. JEFFREY and son, Guy, are at home after a visit with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. GOWAN of Christoval.

J.D. BOWEN of Ft. Worth is here this week visiting in the homes of his son, Roy BOWEN, and daughter, Mrs. Chas. TATE.

Dr. L.B. OWEN and wife of Big Spring were here the past week for a visit with his parents and other relatives.

Curtis and Ray LIGHTFOOT and Mr. STEPHENS, all of Los Angeles, were recent visitors in the homes of their aunts, Mesdames George DANIELL and W.C. MIXON here.

Mr. and Mrs. George CROW of Waco were visiting their daughter at Gorman, and Mr. and Mrs. W.A. NUNNELLEY here, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. French ROBERTSON of Haskell were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. LOWE.  Mrs. ROBERTSON remained for a visit during the week.

Ms. G.E. CAMP of Marietta, Okla., sister of Mrs. E.F. KIETH, is here for a visit with her sister.

Star INZER, druggist at Hamlin, was here this week visiting with his parents.

Mrs. Ray CARNEY and little daughter, Bettie Ray, of Robstown, and her mother, Mrs. T.D. WEBB of Plainview, are here for a visit in the home of Mrs. A.E. HAMPTON.

Edgar McKEMIE was here the past week visiting with his father, Uncle Bill McKEMIE and with other relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. John SHIPMAN and children of Winters were here this week visiting with relatives and friends.  John formerly worked for Higginbotham here.

Mrs. W. EGBERT is home from a recent visit to Lamesa, Amarillo, Borger, Quitaque and Happy.  At the latter place she visited her mother, Mrs. W.D. SANDERS, who accompanied her home for a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. HAMPTON returned recently from a visit with their son, Dr. J.A. HAMPTON, at Dallas.

Mrs. George CARAWAY and children of Big Lake are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. STRONG.

Miss Leila JENKINS accompanied her sister, Mrs. W.L. BURGESS, to her home in McCamey.

Mr. and Mrs. Jewell FREEMAN and small daughter, Joyce, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SQUARES in Gatesville.

Mrs. Joe DUKE and daughter, Miss Ava, are at home after an extended visit with relatives at Spur.

Mrs. Dean YOUNG and children of Gerard were here the past week visiting her mother, Mrs. Joe DUKE and other relatives.

Mrs. Gene HARRIS and son, Odell, have returned from Iraan after visiting her sister, Mrs. John DYSON.

Miss Grace BOYD is at home after a ten day visit in Iraan.  She was accompanied home by her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard McCLELLAN and son, Buster.

Mrs. O.E. TAYLOR and children have returned from McComb, Mississippi, where they have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. NEDVILLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank CALDWELL and family of Quanah have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.B. ROBINETT the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil NELSON of Waco were weekend visitors of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.B. NELSON.

Miss Violet TODD of Comanche was the weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. TODD.  She was accompanied home by Miss Beryl JOHNSTON of Comanche.

Mr. and Mrs. Don McClellan and children of Putnam spent the past week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McCLELLAN and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. VAUGHN.

Mrs. Lucille Sims PARKER of Sweetwater is visiting her mother, Mrs. W.S. SNEAD.

Mrs. Ora BROWNLEE and children, J.B., Ora Marie and Stephen, are home from a three weeks visit with relatives at Shreveport, Texarkana, Paris, and Dallas.

Mrs. H.H. HAFFORD is recovering from a serious appendix operation which she had at Gorman Wednesday last week.  Her condition at first was quite serious.  However, she has made rapid recovery and will soon be home again.

Harry HOWELL, who has been employed the past two or three years at Childress, is spending some days with home folks.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. REYNOLDS have returned to their home in Ft. Worth after spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. RIDER.

Mr. and Mrs. J.V. WHITE and daughter, Doris, returned a few days ago from visiting their sons, Archibald and Goen at San Antonio.  The WHITE family has also had a number of visitors recently, including Mrs. G.P. TARVER of Las Cruces, N. Mex., Mrs. WHITE’s brother, J.A. SMITH of Memphis, Tenn, whom she had not seen for 21 years, and her sister, Mrs. G.A. LOCHABAY of Breckenridge.  Mr. and Mrs. WHITE also had their three sons, Archibald, Goen and William, all at home once recently, the first time the family had all been together in five years.


©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.