Mrs. J. Doss Miller Called by Death Here Wednesday
The silent messenger came into the J. Doss
MILLER home at eight o’clock Wednesday, March 22nd,
and summoned the mother from earthly life to life
eternal! For more than four score years she had lived,
had labored, loved and served. She was a pioneer and
bore the pioneer spirit. She was a courageous pioneer,
uncomplaining at hardships, a builder, a molder of high
ideals, a true mother and faithful wife. Born of
Tennessee parentage, her father a veteran of the Civil
War and a slave owner, she grew to womanhood in the
atmosphere of the Old South. She was ten years of age
when the Civil War broke and vividly remembered the
bloody struggle of the “sixties.” Recently members of
her family have completed tracing the line of her
ancestry, her forefathers having fought in the
Revolutionary War, her children have the right to
membership in the Sons and Daughters of the American
Revolution through both father and mother.
Born in Desota county, Miss., July 21, 1850,
Mrs. MILLER was eighty-two years, nine months and one
day of age. Her maiden name was Everett STEWART, her
parents J.N.B. and Sarah MATTHEWS STEWART. On February
13, 1879 she was married to J. Doss MILLER at Hernando,
Miss. Five children were born to this union, Mrs. J.B.
POOL, Hico; Mrs. C.L. PITTMAN, De Leon; J. Doss MILLER,
De Leon; Mrs. J.E. WILLIAMSON, San Antonio; and Mrs. S.O.
Surviving also are three step-children, Mrs.
J.W. CHAMBERS, Waco; C.C. MILLER, De Leon and J.C.
MILLER, Jolly, Texas. These latter three came under the
motherly care of Mrs. MILLER when they were quite young
children and loved her as a mother. There are
twenty-nine grandchildren and nineteen
Mrs. MILLER professed a living faith in
Christ and united with the Baptist church at Arkabutla,
Miss., in 1876. Coming to De Leon she became a member
of the local Baptist church and for almost half a
century has been a constant and faithful member.
The victim of a stroke of paralysis, Mrs.
MILLER became ill at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. She passed
peacefully away Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. She had suffered
a similar stroke last autumn from which she had only
partially recovered. When the news of her death was
announced, friends from far and near came to pay their
last respects. Rev. C.A. MORTON came from Gatesville to
assist Rev. David M. PHILLIPS with the funeral, both
paying beautiful tribute. The funeral was at the home
at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was at the family
burying ground at De Leon cemetery. Pall bearers were
her sons-in-law and nephews, J.B. POOL, J.E. WILLIAMSON,
S.O. RIDENOWER, Marshall STERLING, B.W. MORELAND and Ray
Who can measure the influence of the life of
a great woman! Mother of children into whose minds and
hearts with wisdom and understanding of life and its
problems she implants ideals and principles that guide
them into the highest and best of intellect, character
and citizenship, these in turn transmit to their
children the heritage of a proud and noble ancestry. It
is like a pebble dropped into still water. That
resulting circle spreads ever outward and onward until
its influence transcends time and ultimately laps the
shores of Eternity!
Ross Passed Away at His Home Near Here March 20
Marion Francis ROSS, aged 64 years, a
citizen of Comanche county since 1905, passed away at
his home six miles west of De Leon, at 10:00 p.m.
Monday, March 20, 1933. He had been ill the past four
months of low blood pressure which was the cause of his
death. The funeral and burial took place at De Leon
cemetery on Tuesday.
Mr. ROSS was born in Pontotoc county, Miss.,
Feb. 13, 1868. He left Mississippi and lived in
Oklahoma from 1892 to 1905, when he came to De Leon. He
was married in Mississippi to Miss Mary Jane GRAHAM, who
survives him. Four children were born into the home,
Homer, James, and Jeff, and Gertie, who is now Mrs. M.J.
POUNDS. He united with the Methodist church in 1901 and
was once an Odd Fellow. His church belief in later life
was of the Primitive Baptist faith, however he was not a
member of that church. Rev. McNEAL, pastor of the De
Leon Primitive Baptist church, conducted the funeral
Mr. ROSS was quiet and unassuming, yet
positive and unswerving in character, solid and
dependable in all his dealings. He was a good man, a
good husband and father and a good citizen. He will be
missed in the community in which he made his home for so
Cousin Whom Had Not Seen in Quarter Century
M.A. JARED of Abilene walked up to Charley HUDDLESTON on
the street here this week and offered a friendly hand.
Neither would have recognized the other had they met by
accident. But Mr. JARED had the advantage, knowing Mr.
HUDDLESTON lived here. The men are first cousins and
had not met since boyhood days in Tennessee, 26 years
We wish to thank our many friends and good
neighbors for their kindness and sympathy expressed in
many ways during the illness and at the time of the
death of our husband and father. Your every kindness
will remain with us a cherished memory. May the
blessings of a kind Providence richly reward each of you
is our prayer.
Mrs. M.F. ROSS and family.
of W.J. Robinette Destroyed by Fire Shortly After Noon
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. ROBINETT lost their residence and
practically all their household goods in a fire that
destroyed their home shortly after noon last Tuesday.
Mrs. Robinett was at home alone at the time of the fire,
Mr. ROBINETT just having gone to the field to work. The
fire seems to have started from sparks from a kitchen
stove falling on the dry shingle roof. All the back
part of the building was enveloped in flames when Mrs.
ROBINETT made the discovery. She succeeded in removing
from the building only a few articles. No insurance was
Caraways Find Hard Competition on at Stock Show
The C.M. Caraway & Sons fine Shorthorns
walked away with practically everything offered in prize
money at Houston two weeks ago. But at Ft. Worth their
winning streak was not so good. Fort Worth Fat Stock
Show is more widely patronized. Six of the biggest
herds in the Middle West were on exhibition at Ft.
Worth, furnishing keen competition. Even with all the
hard competition the CARAWAYs came away with two firsts,
five seconds and eight third awards and the prize money
at Ft. Worth is liberal. They felt well repaid for
The CARAWAY herd won first junior yearling
bull and first summer yearling heifer.
Autrey CARAWAY accompanied the herd this
year, assisted by Mr. RHAMPLEY, also of this city. The
herd was returned to the CARAWAY barn here several days
ago following the close of the show.
Members of the Rook club spent an enjoyable
afternoon Friday, Mar. 17th – St. Patrick’s
Day with Mrs. O.M. BUCHAN, and the hostess carried out
the St. Patrick’s Day motif in table covers, score pads,
tally cards, etc. Refreshments, too, were in keeping
with the Irish holiday, delicious lime jellitine salad,
Angel Food cake with green icing and green lemonade.
High score for the afternoon went to Miss Gussie INSALL.
The Club meets next with Mrs. J.F. DONOHUE. Those
present were Mesdames LIGHTFOOT, HAMMERS, JETTON, PRICE,
C.H. SHARP, W.W. BELL, Donohue, F.T. DANIELL, R.D. BELL,
Crawford, S.R. UPSHAW, John NABORS, S.R. UPSHAW, Jr.,
Miss Gussie INSALL. Guests, Mesdames J.H. and Edmund
GRIZZELLE, A.M. ALLEN, W.B. IRVIN.
Mrs. Johnnie ALLEN of Dublin visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Dick HASLEY Wednesday of the past week.
Mrs. A. SLOAN, G.L. HAMILTON and A.J. CHAMPION visited
Mrs. Nick HIGGINBOTHAM Wednesday, who has been seriously
ill, but is improving.
Mr. Charles O. GASKIN of Joliet, Ill., has been visiting
his relatives, O.E. and W.R. CLARK’s families this
week. Mr. GASKIN left Wednesday for Hot Springs, Ark.
for treatment before returning to his home. Mr. GASKIN
is suffering from rheumatism and his physician advises
him to spend his winters in the south. He spent the
early part of the winter in Marlin.
Miss Belle GUINN, of Junction, was here to attend the
funeral of Mrs. J. Doss MILLER Thursday. Miss GUINN
visited briefly with friends. She taught at De Leon a
number of years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley ANDERSON, who have been living in
Texarkana, were through here this week visiting briefly
with his sister, Mrs. W.C. STREETY. They are moving to
Marfa where they formerly lived and where their daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Andie FLOYD of Clifton were week-end
visitors with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. BAKER.
Mr. and Mrs. O.D. GRIZZELLE and daughter, Miss Lucile
of San Antonio were visitors this week with his brother,
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. GRIZZELLE and his mother, Mrs.
GRIZZELLE who is here from Arlington for an indefinite
visit in the home of her son and family.
Mr. and Mrs. L.G. MEANS of Sweetwater were guests
Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. SNEAD and
by Miss Iris Warren
Mrs. J.H. FULLER of Cisco has been visiting for some
time in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar REID.
Miss Jettie WATTS visited friends in Breckenridge last
week and attended the B.T.S. convention.
Ernest DANIELS attended the Fat Stock Show in Fort Worth
by O.H. Moore
S.O. McKINNEY has been on the sick list but is reported
Miss Floradell LINDLEY spent the week end visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. LINDLEY of Comyn.
Mr. Ray ROBBINS of Hico visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H.T. HUFFMAN of Eastland visited Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar HUFFMAN Sunday.
Miss Zora BAKER visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H.
Arthur E. MOORE of San Diego, Calif., who was reared in
this section has written that he will be placed on the
officers retired list in the U.S. Navy and will visit
relatives and friends in this part during the summer.
Mr. MOORE has spent his full 20 years in the Navy and
has been honored with the highest appointment that may
be given an enlisted man.
Miss Bartene MOORE has been sick for several days and
out of school.
Cecil OWENS, a student in the seventh grade and
transferred here from the Tanner district, has been sick
and absent from school for more than a month. Cecil has
made fast friends of the students and teachers of this
school who will be glad when he has recovered and can be
in school again.
T.J. LINDLEY is putting up a windmill on the place he
A few cases of whooping cough have developed here.
Some cases that at first were thought to be whooping
cough turned out to be only severe colds and coughs.
many friends of Miss Zora BAKER in this community extend
to her their sincere sympathy in the serious illness of
her mother, Mrs. S.H. BAKER, of Comyn.
is thought by some that the cold norther of last Sunday
was injurious to fruit, especially that which was very
Mr. and Mrs. Ras ROBBINS and son, Luther BALLARD, of
Rosebud, Mo., have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. O.S.
ROBBINS and other relatives. Mrs. ROBBINS, who was
formerly Miss Mozelle CLARK, will remain for an extended
visit with her mother, Mrs. Nettie CLARK, of De Leon.
Highland – Round Grove
by Walter Rippetoe
Mrs. R.H. GILDER is able to be up some after several
days of sickness.
Mrs. Herman GILDER has been sick the last week with the
flu but is better.
Mr. and Mrs. H.E. THIEBAUD visited their daughter, Mrs.
Truett BOLTON of Gustine Sunday.
Mrs. S.A. RIPPETOE is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.T.
DYSON at Stephenville.
by Mrs. Roy C. Lindley
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MAYES and children of Graham and Mr.
and Mrs. Richard MAYES of Murray were visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J.W. EASLEY Sunday.
Mr. Maurice DRY of Comyn, Texas, went to Fort Worth
March 21, where he will leave for San Diego, California
on the 23rd of March.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Doyle GRAVES, spent the week-end in
Stphenville with his parents.
by Miss LaVeda Macon
The rain Saturday morning prevented the farmers doing a
few days of work.
Last Tuesday night was the regular 4-H Club meeting,
also the try-out in Declamation was held. The winners
were: Sub junior girls, Wanda KIMMELL first and Wanda
THOMAS, second. Junior girls: Luetta KIMMELL, first,
Bonny Fay CUMMENS, second; Sub junior boys: Collis
MACON; Junior boys: Gene GAERY.
Mr. Dean and W.C. and Miss Jaunita CHAMBERS visited
Roger and Wayne CHAMBERS last weekend.
Friends of Myrtle WEST and Alvis KIMMEL are hoping them
a great success as they travel through life together.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvis KIMMEL will make their home in the
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil TARRANCE from Victor visited Mr. and
Mrs. F.G. TARRANCE Sunday.
The Honor Roll for the first and second grades is as
First grade: Robbie Lea SETZLER, Zelma May FORREST,
Gladys FORREST and Dan WALLS. Second Grade: Martine
PAIR, Wanda KIMMELL, G. H. WALLS, Omer McADAMS, Collis
Sheets of ice were reported here Monday morning on
watering tanks that were exposed.
Mrs. Lewis BRUMBELOW visited Miss Bean BRUMBELOW at
Round Grove Wednesday. Miss Bean returned here for a
W.A. CUMMINS visited his sister, Mrs. A. TURNER, Sunday
Mr. Alvis KIMMELL and Miss Myrtle WEST were married
Sunday and will make their home here on the W.T. WILSON
farm. We are glad to have them with us.
Mr. Edd WILSON is improving from a severe spell of
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