The De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, January 23, 1931


Baby Fredia Lou Schnare Now at Home, Recovering

            Mr. and Mrs. C. SCHNARE, of the Magnolia Station, are rejoicing over the recovery of their little four-year-old daughter, Fredia Lou, who has been very near to death at the Gorman sanitarium.  The little one is now recovering and was brought home this week.


Accident of Aged Woman

            Mrs. Adelia HATTOX, whose age is 77 years, happened to the painful accident of knocking her wrist out of joint, when she fell on the sidewalk near the home of Mrs. M.S. CARTER, Monday morning.  Mrs. HATTOX accompanied by Mrs. Cynthia POWELL, had started to town to do some shopping.  She was attended at once by a local physician and is recovering.


Wolf – Rich

            Sunday, January 18, 1931, Mr. Mack WOLF and Miss Louise RICH were married at three o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will RICH.

            Miss Ruth HOWE played the Mendelssohn  Wedding March, and the bride and groom stood beneath an arch of sweet peas while Rev. R.A. DAVENPORT spoke the words that made them man and wife, using the ring ceremony.  Miss HOWE played Flower Song softly during the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of blue flat crepe with accessories to match.

            Mrs. WOLF is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will RICH, and is a popular young lady.  She was reared in our town. Mr. WOLF is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank WOLF at Mc Dale and is capable and industrious young man. They received many gifts of chinaware, silver, cut-glass and linens, and other useful presents.

            Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. V.V. BELL, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. HOWE, Mrs. HAYNES and Johnnie, Mrs. HAFFORD and Miss Emma, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. WHALEY, Lee DENDY, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. DAVIS, Mrs. HARRIS, Mrs. R.A. DAVENPORT and children and the following from out of town:  Mrs. McDONALD of Breckenridge, Floyd ROWE of Waco, and Mrs. GOODWIN and Mrs. WILSON of Gorman.  Because of the inclement weather, the bride’s grandparents could not be present.

            Mr. and Mrs. WOLF have the best wishes of their many friends.  They will be at home in De Leon, where they have purchased a comfortable home.  He has a position with the B.B. Department of the M.K. & T. railroad.


Aged Dublin Woman Died, Buried Here

            Eighteen years ago Silas STEMBRIDGE, a resident of De Leon, died here.  On Friday, January 2nd, 1931, his wife, Rebecca STEMBRIDGE, died at the home of her son in Dublin.  Her remains were brought to De Leon and deposited beside her husband in De Leon cemetery.  She had been in ill health for some time, according to the Dublin Progress.  Surviving this good woman are three children, Mrs. Cora OWENS, De Leon; W.A. STEMBRIDGE, Ft. Worth; and E.L. STEMBRIDGE, Dublin.  Her step-daughter, Mrs. Sallie GEORGE, De Leon, also survives.  Two children are dead.  There are a number of grand-children.

            Deceased had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for many years and was “a splendid neighbor and friend, a devoted mother and a true Christian.”


Card of Thanks

            We want to thank every one for being so nice to us during the illness of our little daughter, Fredia Lou.  We appreciate the kindly visits and all prayers that were offered for her.  Especially do we thank Rev. DAVIS for his prayers and visits. We also appreciate the kindness of Dr. PLEMMONS, Drs. Edd and George BLACKWELL and Mrs. R.L. TASLEY.  –Mr. and Mrs. C. SCHNARE.



Mr. and Mrs. George CARAWAY and children of Eldorado are visiting this week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.G. CARAWAY and Mr. and Mrs. S.D. STRONG.

Mr. and Mrs. C.S. DRY, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. TREADAWAY visited Mr. TREADAWAY’s grandmother, Mrs. VERNON who lives near Proctor.

Mrs. Ermine POWELL returned Saturday from a visit with her sister, Mrs. George WETZEL and family of Comanche.  She was accompanied home by her niece, Miss Truette WETZEL.



Miss Estelle ROBBINS is on the sick list this week.

W.N. KOONCE and sons have leased the McMILLAN ranch and have been busy this week repairing fences etc. on the place.

S.O. McKINNEY has recently had much improvement made at his place.  He has had a building moved and attached to his home place.

Mr. C.M. MIEARS had the misfortune to have his car burned a few days ago.  In some manner a short occurred in such a way that the car was started with difficulty and when it had run a few miles a fire broke out from the upper part of the car, probably caused from a short in the dome and the car was almost ruined before the fire could be extinguished.

Mr. Leo LEWIS and Miss LANE took their many friends by surprise last Sunday by driving up to the Baptist Parsonage last Sunday morning and getting married.  Both were students in the Jakehamon high school and were popular with the student body and teachers.  Miss LANE is the eldest daughter of Mrs. W.A. LANE and has grown up from her childhood about this place and has a host of friends.  Mr. LEWIS is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. LEWIS and has been reared in this section and has a wide circle of friends.

J.T. VARNER has moved to the SHORT farm where he will live next year.  His brother, Chess VARNER, will farm the home place next year.



Rev. N.T. CARTER will preach here Sunday at 11 a.m.  All members wishing letters of dismissal are urged to be present as this will be the last service here.  The church will disband Sunday for the purpose of consolidating with Robinson Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. John KAY has been confined to the bed for several days from a case of flu.

Grandma BLANKENSHIP, who has been making her home with Mrs. Tom EELY, has moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Berry KIMMELL, her grandchildren.

J.E. WILSON is on the sick list.

Little Miss Martine PAIR of Comyn is spending the week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. PAIR.



 Mr. Ted HAY is spending this week with his mother in Dublin.

Clayton and I.H. CROW and R.L. GARY have gone to Ft. Worth to work.



Mr. Ben HODGES spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Jim HODGES.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin BLAIR of Gorman spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.L. BLAIR.

Miss Lee Ada FRASIER of Suez spent the week-end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. FRASIER.

Mrs. J.R. MORDYKE of San Antonio is visiting at the bedside of her sick mother, Mrs. CUNNINGHAM.

Mr. Jim FRASIER and son of Ranger have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. T.E. FRASIER.


Robinson Springs

The Robinson Springs 4-H Club met Friday morning from eleven until twelve for the purpose of reorganizing the club.

The following officers were elected:  Alva KIMMELL, president; Dale KAY, vice-president; Adina KIMMEL, secretary; La Joyce MACON, yell leader; Elaine BARKER, club reporter; and Local Leader, Mrs. L.C. MACON.

The 1930 club ranked third in average on record books.  Honorable mention on record reports were, Floyd WEST, Vernon STEWART, L.V. PARK, Bobbie MORING, La Joyce MACON, Lloyd WEST, W.P. TOLAR, Hollis DYSON, and Mattie Mell SPRUILL, all making above 95.

Mr. and Mrs. Edd LAWRENCE of Hico visited their daughter, Myrtle Mae and Mr. Jack CUMMINGS at this place Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. L.C. MACON has recently purchased a new span of mules.

Miss Cass DYSON is visiting her sister, Mrs. MOORE of Desdemona.

Grandpa MACON is now back with Mr. L.C. MACON after a few weeks visit with his daughter, Mrs. Baxter RAY of De Leon.

Misses Thessel ALLEN, Bess UNDERWOOD and Mr. FERGUSON, teachers at this place, visited with homefolks last week-end.


Local Happenings

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clemen STACY January 18th.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer RHODES were guests Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. JENKINS at Chaney.

Leonard CORBELL left Wednesday for Fort Worth where he has a position with Leonard Mercantile Store.

Miss Inez BOSWELL of Stephenville was week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.V. BOSWELL.

Miss Ruth HOWE of Stephenville was guest Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. HOWE.

Miss Marjorie GRISHAM has returned home from Mineral Wells where she remained two or three weeks for treatment.

Harvey NOWLIN, who visited at the old home with his brothers, J.E. , Virgil and Doyle during the holidays, has returned to Abilene.

Mr. and Mrs. N.F. ROBBINS and children, of Lubbock, were recent visitors with his brother, O.S. ROBBINS and family, at Jakehamon.



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