The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague County, Texas
March 4, 1921
ROY WEISS, who is located at Electra, and Miss LEONA TRIPP of Nocona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS C. TRIPP, “put one over” their many friends, when they announced Sunday that they were married at Wichita Falls on Jan. 30. They will make their home at Electra.
New School Superintendent
Prof. A. B. PETERSON of Mount Pleasant, Texas is the new superintendent of the Nocona High School, taking up his duties Monday morning. Prof. R. E. SCOTT, former supt. of Nocona schools, has located at Bastrop, Texas where he is secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and manager editor of the Bastrop paper.
A surprise party was given to Mr. and Mrs. WINSTON CHARLES Saturday evening by a number of their friends. The guests were: Misses RUTH BROWN, MERYL BROWN, BESSIE PAINE, IVEY RODEN, RENA HIGHTOWER, ERNA HIGHTOWER, EULA PRIDDY, BERNICE HILL, EDNA BOWMAN, MAURINE COOPER, LOIS GWALTNEY, and LETA JONES; Messrs. BERKLEY VAUGHAN, JIM WILLIAMS, JIM ROBERSON, DAVE JORDAN, HARVEY GENTRY, CLIFFORD HUNTER, FLOYD ROBRESON, J. L. GRAY, PAUL HAGGERTON, AUBREY CHARLES, DOYLE GOODSPEED, EVERETT HARALSON, VANE JUSTIN, PAUL HENLEY, J. C. HARALSON, WALTER HAGLER, JIM MCGREW, ROBERT ELKINS, DOUGLAS RUSSELL, CHANDLER HARALSON, ATKINS REYNOLDS, WADE BONS, ABE PAINE, SAM PAINE, RAY POWERS, ALFRED CARDWELL, WARREN POWERS, DINK BROWN, BILL SIMPSON; Mr. and Mrs. JESS THOMPSON, and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. LAWRENCE.
L. W. FORTUNE
Death called L. W. FORTUNE in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 13. While he had been in bad health for several months, yet his sudden death came as a shock to the town. Mr. Fortune was 54 years old and been a citizen of Nocona for more than 20 years. He was a good man, conscientious, painstaking workman, honest in all his dealings with his fellow man, loyal to friends…professed faith in Christ several years ago, applying for membership in the Baptist Church here. His sons, BOB and RAY FORTUNE, arrived Wednesday and accompanied the body to Smithville, Texas, where funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. DELL HAWKNESS, after which interment was made in the family burial ground near that place. Besides his wife, Mr. Fortune leaves five children, BOB FORTUNE of Dallas, HERBERT FORTUNE of New York City, EDD FORTUNE of Breckenridge, RAY FORTUNE of Crow, and Mrs. DELL HAWKNESS of Smithville.
Mr. and Mrs. PETE MAYFIELD left for their home at Gageby, Texas after a visit with relatives in Nocona, Shady Grove and Liberty Chapel. Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield used to live near Liberty Chapel but moved to the Texas Panhandle some years ago.
FRANK BERRY is seriously sick.
JACK MCGRADY, who has been at the Culver Military Academy in Indiana, arrived home.
Eagle Point News
WILL QUINN and family of Nocona visited the home of W. W. RADFORD.
Mr. and Mrs. LILBURN visited his parents at Nocona.
Mrs. GEORGE HARPER and Mrs. R. A. PAULING visited Mrs. W. M. RUCHTASHEL.
Miss HETTY YOUNG and Miss MARY BELLE CRAWFORD visited Miss JENNIE RADFORD.
Mrs. STEVE ROBERSON and little daughters DOROTHY and DORIS visited in Nocona.
A large crowd attended the spelling match at Eagle Point Thursday night, matched between Eagle Point and Shady Grove. Eagle Point won.
IVA EVANS of Nocona visited LEWIS RUCHTASHEL.
OL KECK of Oklahoma visited his brother LILBURN KECK.
PEARL KECK and VIOLET TATUM visited BESSIE USELTON.
VINAH HOLT is recovered.
MILES AGEE is visiting home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL USELTON gave the young folks a party Friday night.
Mrs. HOLT and daughter VINAH visited Mrs. J. W. CUNNINGHAM.
Mr. and Mrs. WILL USELTON and children, ELSA and JENNIE RADFORD, SALLIE and VIOLET TATUM, and PEARL KECK attended the basketball game at Prairie Mound.
Mr. and Mrs. STEVE ROBERSON and family visited the WILL USELTON family.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED KECK visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LILBURN KECK.
Little HELEN HILL entertained with a party for her tenth birthday. Guests were: SERNIA WILKES, CLOVER PRICE, MAE PRICE, FRANCIS KECK, RUBY MCGREW, JOSEPHINE STUMP, ERNESTINE TRIPP, BERTHA MAE LASSETER, HELEN SKINNER, OREAN COBB, LENA BALL, HAROLD HILL, WARD B PATTERSON, AUSTIN BALL, BILLY JOHN HILL, KATHLEEN and RUTH HILL, MAY HILL and the hostess HELEN HILL.
March 11, 1921
Sunday School Entertained
Mrs. SHROPSHIRE entertained her Sunday School class at the home of Mrs. J. T. HARALSON.
ROBERT VICE and Miss EVA BURDEN of near Bowie were quietly married at Jacksboro Feb. 22. Mr. Vice was born and raised near Nocona and lived near here until his parents moved to the vicinity of Bowie some two years ago. He has rented a farm near Terral, Oklahoma on Route One from Ryan, where they will spend their first year of marriage. He has asked that his paper The News will be sent there. The bride was born near Obion, Tennessee; her parents moved to Texas for a few years then returned to Tennessee for two years, then back to Texas in 1919.
A “Hidden Menu Tea” will be given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WILL JONES on Friday evening.
Happy 76th Birthday
On March 2, Mrs. Z. L. COLTHARP was quietly celebrating her 76th birthday with Mrs. J. M. ODOM and Mrs. LEM HODGES as dinner guests, but in the afternoon, Mrs. Holdges took a sudden notion, after receiving a telephone call, that they must bring in Miss Lena’s clothes from the line and that even Mrs. Coltharp and Mrs. Odom must help. After their return to the house, they found it crowded with women and children and Mrs. Coltharp was led to the table, laden with potted plants, bouquets, home made candy, and silk kerchiefs, and a large basket filled with fruits, from the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary.
March 18, 1921
DINK BROWN and daughters MABEL and RUTH visited relatives at New Wilson and Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Mrs. CORNELIA WINN
Mrs. CORNELIA WINN / WYNN of Southland near Lubbock, Texas, who was a HARALSON, sister of J. T., W. G, and N. B. HARALSON, died at her home Sunday afternoon. She had been sick about 16 days and was at the Lubbock Sanitarium at time of death. She joined the Baptist Church when a child, born in Montague County, was about 35 years old. She leaves her husband and five little children.
Ringgold Merchant Killed
SAM V. TURNER, groceryman and highly thought of Ringgold citizen, was shot and killed by an unknown intruder about 2:00 am Wednesday in his own home. Apparently the robber had awakened Mr. Turner, who jumped up and grabbed for his gun on a dresser, when the robber shot him through the head and killed him. The robber in making his getaway, dropped Mr. Turner’s watch in the yard where it was found. Mr. Turner had carried home the money for his day’s sales; it is missing. … Mr. Turner’s wife had died a few months ago, leaving him with seven children, ranging from five to 17 years old age. The children were aroused by the shot and called neighbors. These called officers and Justice HUMPHREYS of Nocona held the inquest…
Local and Personal
J. L. GRAY had business at Duncan, Oklahoma.
Mrs. B. R. NEWMAN had business at Dallas.
ROSS MCMAHAN accepted a position with Dr. CARMICHAEL’S drug store at Duncan, Oklahoma.
Wanted washing or house work. Mrs. BETH SWILLEY.
THOMAS C. TRIPP had business at Waurika, Okla.
Mrs. FRED FORESTER is sending her brother JOHN SKEEN of Carnegie, Oklahoma the Nocona News.
W. H. MENASCO of near Belcherville claims to be something of a rat exterminator.
Mrs. DELL HAWKNESS and little daughters BETH and GAYLE of Smithville, and Mr. and Mrs. BOB FORTUNE of Dallas were guests of relatives here.
A child of Mr. and Mrs. ENOCH CLARY was brought to Nocona for burial at the Green Briar Cemetery Monday. The Clary family are now at Corona, New Mexico.
JOHN SKEEN of Carnegie, Oklahoma sent FRED FORESTER some fine seed corn , some of the kind he raised last year that took best premium at the Carnegie Fair last fall.
W. T. SKINNER, who has made a record selling insurance for the San Jacinto Life Insurance, was recently called to Wichita Falls to write a $10,000.00 lot of business… has written over $300,000 in Montague County.
Our school is progressing nicely with Mr. JAMESON ofMontague and Miss INEZ LANGFORD of the Fox community as teachers.
M. F. RUSSELL had business at Montague.
Mr. and Mrs. ARVIL WALLS entertained the young people with a social.
CHARLIE Z. GRAHAM of Wichita visited J. B. HUTSON and family.
G. B. RHONE and J. S. ETTER had a rat killing at Mr. Rhone’s barn and killed 194. They also had a rat killing at BUCK DESHAZO’S the same day and killed 108.
Miss BEULAH MAE RUSSELL of Denton is visiting her sister Mrs. ARVIL WALLS.
ELMER HUTSON, who teaches school at Belknap, spent the weekend, then returned to his school, accompanied by Misses STELLA and MITTIE LANGFORD and Mr. HOYT HUTSON.
Miss BESSIE YATES visited Miss MAGGIE MCNABB.
Miss OLGA RHONE, who teaches school at Mount Tabor, visited home folks.
M. F. RUSSELL received twin incubators from Sears, keeping him busy rustling Brown Leghorn eggs to hatch.
Unclaimed Letters at the Nocona Post Office for March 15, 1921 by S. M. DAVIS, postmaster.
Mrs. I. S. ASHBURN
Mrs. DOLLIE BOWMAN
W. O. BRENTS
C. L. CAGLE
M J. DOWARD
Mrs. M. M. SHERWOOD
PHILLIP P. TRUSLER
L. G. WALKER
Rock Springs Items
Mr. and Mrs. WYATT ATKINS of Barrel Springs visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. DAVIS.
Miss MARIE MILLS visited Miss OLITA BROWN.
Mrs. AUST and Mrs. MINNIE BROWN visited Mrs. W. B. CLARK.
Miss HATTIE CABLE and Mrs. L. J. WHITECOTTON visited Misses MAY and WILLIE BROWN.
H. D. CABLE and family were at Nocona.
Miss WILLIE MAE MILLS and JACK HILDRETH attended the prayer meeting at Belknap.
R. S. WHITECOTTON was sick.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. BROWN of Belknap visited Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BROWN.
EDD, ERNEST, JAY and WALTER MILLS were at Bowie.
SHELTON BROWN visited PAUL WHITECOTTON.
CAMP BROWN was too sick to attend school.
Mrs. FINNELL will preach here Sunday.
Mrs. SARAH C. JONES
Mrs. SARAH C. JONES, wife of W. D. JONES of Oklahoma City, was buried at the Nocona Cemetery Monday afternoon. She was a sister of Mrs. G. I. BROWN of the Shady Grove community, a daughter of Mrs. DOCK KING, and used to lived near Shady Grove.
Temporary Guardians of PETER VITALI, TRACY VITALI, JOHN VITALI, and JOY VITALI, minors. G. DOSIA was appointed by the county court as temporary guardian…
WILL RAINES entertained a large bunch of young folks Saturday night, it being his 18th birthday… Attending were: Misses VYDEL and JEWELL BOWEN of Ringgold, WYLIE and JOE GREEN of Rock Springs, KISS and JEWELL BROWN, BESSIE and LESSIE BOWERMAN, RUTH and ROB RAINES, EDNA GREEN, WILLIE SAPPINGTON, EUNICE GEE, IMA BURLESON, LANA MORSE; Messrs. R. B. PRICE, ALGE PRICE of Lone, BUD and AUDY BROWN, DEE, S. V. and R. HENRY, RAYMON and ROY ROBERSON, TOM BUCK and ABB GEE, FLOYD and BIRD KILPATRICK, LEWIS HUTSON of Lone, HORACE GRAY, JOE VAUGHN, HALIDY BONS, CLYDE DEMOSS, BUDE HONEYCUTT, ARTHUR GREEN, JIM SAPPINTON, LESTER MEEK, the TERRY brothers, Mr. and Mrs. TOM GROOMS and son WAYNE, Mr. and Mrs. BUN BOWERMAN and son DOYLE, Mr. and Mrs. TOM RAINES and little daughters, and the host.
March 25, 1921
J. C. REEVES
J. C. REEVES, who lived on Mountain Creek seven miles northeast of Saint Jo for the past 25 years, died at his home Thursday, March 17, 1921. The burial was at the Mountain Creek Cemetery Friday and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. WEST of the Bulcher Baptist Church. Mr. Reeves was born in Carrolton, Georgia on Oct. 13, 1856, was 62 years old. He moved to Texas and located where he died 25 years ago. He is survived by his wife, six sons and two daughters. A brother, J. M. REEVES of Winnsboro, Texas, attended the funeral.
F. A. WOOD arrived from Waco where he attended the Odd Fellows Grand Lodge meeting.
More Rat Killing
A big rat killing took place near Eagle Point Wednesday. First a raid on the rats at A. L. WEST’S place and then at WILL USELTON’S ranch, resulted in more than 280 rats being massacred. A. L. WEST, T. B. YOUNG, JEFF MEEKINS, SAM POPEJOY and CHARLIE LEMONS, with their dogs, were the raiding party. While this was going on at Eagle Point, uncle SAM MCCOOL, who used to be a famous fox hunter, led a force against the enemy at Nocona and accounted for 166 of the rodents…
Long article about “Something of Early History of Old Spanish Fort on Red River Again brought into Limelight.”
McGee Tomato Plants
“McGee” tomato plants produced from seed brought from Prof. M. C. MCGEE of San Marcos…
Probate notice for the estate of J. A. ADDISON…
Temporary guardian of minors, COLLIS C. RUSSELL, KAZELETTE RUSSELL, and DOUGLAS RUSSELL … Mrs. LENORA VIRGINIA RUSSELL appointed temporary guardian.
April 1, 1921
Mrs. J. C. SMITH
After only a few days illness, death called Mrs. CREED PAUL SMITH Tuesday morning, March 29, 1921. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W. R. MCCARTER and interment was in the Nocona Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, and one son, besides other relatives.
Mrs. J. J. GENTRY accompanied by daughters, Miss FLORENCE, to Wichita Falls where Miss Florence will be under treatment by a specialist.
LEVI PERRYMAN, aged 82, died at his home two miles west of Forestburg March 22, 1921 and was buried at the old Perryman Cemetery at Forestburg Wednesday afternoon, March 23, the Masonic lodge of Forestburg, assisted by the Methodist pastor, conducting the services. Mr. Perryman was on the rugged pioneers of the county who came here when the west was young and who blazed the way for civilization. He was born in Lamar County March 29, 1939 and was left an orphan when only a few months old, and was raised by an uncle, JACK PERRYMAN. In 1859, he moved to Montague County and settled on the place where he died. In 1866, he was married to Mrs. JOSEPHINE PRICE and of this union, three children are now living. E. W. PERRYMAN, ex-county sheriff, Mrs. H. CALDWELL of Denton, and Mrs. ED STALLSWORTH of Forestburg. Mr. Perryman was elected sheriff of Montague County in 1873 and served one term, in 1878 he was petitioned to run again for sheriff and was elected a second term. It is stated he made an enviable record as an officer and run to earth many horse thieves, a class of criminals that he hated worse than any other. He was an old Confederate veteran, and a life long member of the Methodist Church. From the Bowie Blade.
Mrs. MARY HEATON visited Mrs. G. W. HINTON.
Mrs. DEMOSS visited her daughter Mrs. LENA MARRITT east of Nocona.
Miss EUNICE ROPER visited Mrs. D. B. HEATON.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. HEATON and children visited Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE EVANS of near Ringgold.
Messrs. VAUGHN and BUDGE HONEYCUTT attended church here.
The SAM ROPER family visited the TOM ROPER family.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM WILSON visited his parents, the J. A. WILSON family of Route 2.
Mr. and Mrs. STONIE MCLAUGHLIN and Miss ODA GRAY were guests of Miss LAURA JOHNSON.
Little OLIVA JOHNSON visited Miss FANNIE ROPER.
Miss LAURA JOHNSON visited Mr. and Mrs. STONIE MCLAUGHTON.
G. B. HEATON and JOHN ROPER went to Nocona.
Miss EUNICE ROPER visited the SAM ROPER family.
Mrs. CHARLES SKES (?) and children and Mrs. SAM ROPER and children visited Mrs. S. T. LEMONS.
Mrs. J. C. GRESHAM has been sick.
Mrs. BERRT HENSON of Oklahoma City visited W. A. HENSON and family.
Mrs. FORD and daughter of Wichita Falls visited Mrs. J. C. GRESHAM.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WEIST are visiting here.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CLAY are the proud parents of a baby girl born the 22nd.
BUD WRIGHT of Ringgold had business here.
LEE CRENSHAW was at Wichita Falls.
A.D. HOLMAN has been sick.
MAC KIRBY was here.
Mr. and Mrs. BUD RICH’S baby has been sick with whooping cough.
Rev. FINIS SPARKMAN of Lindsay, Oklahoma preached at the Baptist Church here.
W. M. RICE is overhauling his wagon scales.
OLIVER ELY was at Nocona.
Among those at Nocona Saturday: C. E. DUNAWAY family, Mrs. P. T. HARRELL, Prof. SPIVEY, and Misses JOHNSON, HOLLARS and ALLEN.
Rock Springs News
Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD KENNEDY visited Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BROWN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. GREEN of Wichita Falls visited here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. CABLE and family spent Sunday with the W. J. BROWN family.
MORGAN GREEN visited the CARL GREEN family.
Miss WILLIE MAE MILLS visited WILLIE and MARY JO GREEN.
J. W. GREEN had business at Wichita Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. HAL QUINN and children visited Mr. and Mrs. C. FOWLER.
Mrs. AUST visited Mrs. J. W. GREEN.
PAUL WHITECOTTON visited SHELTON BROWN.
Mrs. RUSSELL SEWELL of the Lone Prairie community visited her mother Mrs. AUST.
April 8, 1921
Little WARD PATTERSON entertained some friends, it being his 6th birthday. Attending: ALVILDA MCCARLEAR, RUBY CHESTNUT, ORBIE PAINE, LENA BALL, HELEN HILL, JOSEPHINE STUMP, OREAN COBB, ERNESTINE TRIPP, HELEN MODRALL, BERTHA and VUNA LASSTER, MAMIE SKILLMAN, EDNA CLARK, RUTH LEE, SERENA and JOSEPHINE WILKES, MARY NELL MCCALL, JAMES CLARK, AUSTIN, JUNIOR FIELD, CADDIE MCCALL, THURSTON DRAKE, and WARD PATTERSON.
Prof. E. O. COLTHARP, accompanied by J. W. and JIM ODOM HILL, sons of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HILL, and MANSEL HYNDS visited the family of Prof. and Mrs. R. L. COLTHARP of Margaret in Foard County.
Relief for the Green Children
It was reported the HUIE GREEN children, who are quarantined, were in destitute circumstances, money for their relief was made up Tuesday. WILL LEE and WALTON WILTON were around with an appeal for help and received $4.80 in groceries and $46.00 cash. The cash was turned over to Mrs. W. B. LEWIS and Mrs. H. W. WRIGHT and it will be used by their direction. It will be remembered some time ago the little boy of this family was seriously burned and is slowly recovering from his burns.
Dr. D. G. COLLINS of Fate visited his father Dr. J. P. COLLINS.
DEWEY MILLER of Kemp City was here.
Miss MAE HOLMAN returned from visiting relatives in Oklahoma.
Rev. J. W. HOLEMAN and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN LIVELY of Burneyville, Oklahoma visited the A. D. HOLEMAN family.
Prof. ROBERSON of Nocona taught school here while Prof. L. W. SPIVEY had business at Montague.
DOC LOWE of Ringgold was here.
Mrs. AUTIE TRAVIS of Ringgold visited her father G. A. HENRY.
Miss CLAUDIE HENRY visited home folks then returned to her school at Buffalo Springs.
Mrs. GEORGE A. GWALTNEY and daughter LOIS motored here.
J. B. FITTS and wife of Wichita Falls visited Mrs. E. J. FITTS and other relatives here.
Little CLIFFORD STOWE has been sick.
P. T. HARRELL, wife and daughter and Mrs. C. E. DUNAWAY and daughters went shopping in Bowie.
BUD WRIGHT and wife of Ringgold were guests of Mrs. E. J. FITTS.
DINK BROWN and family visited Mr. and Mrs. HARDY SEAY.
JIM HENRY of Breckenridge is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. BUD HENRY.
An Obitutary… March 30, 1921, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. RICH died; born February 8, 1921.. buried at Belcherville… relatives present, Mrs. WELKER, Miss ANNIE and DEWEY and ALVIA WELKER of Nocona, Mrs. WILLIE HARALSON of Ringgold…
April 15, 1921
Cyclone near Hollis
The home of T. J. BAREFOOT was blown away at Hollis, Oklahoma. At the time of the storm the Barefoot family were eating supper in the half-dugout, adjoining the main building, and the roof of the dugout was blown off. P. M. NANCE tells us when the roof was moved, the older Barefoot just crawled under the table, with plate in hand, and finished his supper without losing a bite.
Championship Marble Game
Wednesday morning a marble game for the world championship of Nocona was played in the street in front of the old Nocona Nation Bank. The contestants were such famous and well known marble players as CLARK A. REED, LEE CRENSHAW, BUCK BITER and ROLL CUNNINGHAM. The game attracted a large crowd of men and boys…
Misses MRYTLE SCOTT and VELMA ATKINS entertained some of their pupils from “Red Bud” with a weekend party at the home of Mrs. R. E. SCOTT. There was a picnic at the Jordan Lake and picture show party Saturday night. All returned to Bonita by train Sunday. Present: FLORIA CROSSWAITE, JESSIE ASHFORD, PEARL ADMIRE, BERTHA LANIER, BURNOCE BUCK, CLYDE BEASLEY, COSTA ROBERTS.
Rev. J. P. HUMPHREYS was at Electra and was lucky enough to meet some Arkansas friends and came home richer by one big five gallon can of pure hog lard.
D. Z. FERGUSON and ARCH DURHAM of the Corinth community were in Nocona. Mr. Ferguson consulted Dr. HUMPHREYS about Mrs. Ferguson who has been in bad health for several years. Examination disclosed a tumor and an operation Monday gave immediate relief.
FRED PETERS, who is with the Thurston Hardware Co., and Miss STELLA SIMPSON were married Sunday.
W. E. JUSTIN and T. R. WILKES left for points in west Texas and Oklahoma to introduce Justin boots and other goods.
LEE SLAGLE and family, Mr. SMITH and family, and Mr. KATES / CATES and family, en route to their homes at Plainview, Texas, from Valley, Texas, where they visited relatives, spent last Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MCGREW, All the relatives in and around Nocona came for a dinner, about 30 guests.
April 22, 1921
Mrs. LUCY OLIVE GIST
On April 16, the death angel visited the home of Bro. I. A. GIST and claimed the wife and mother of the home. Sister LUCY OLIVE GIST’S death was a shock. She was born Sept. 7, 1867 in Saline County, Missouri and died April 16, 1921 in Montague County, Texas. A large crowd attended her funeral at her home Sunday afternoon, April 17th….
Old Newspaper Man Dead
Col. W. A . BOWEN of Arlington, Texas died last Friday night after several months illness. He was the widely and well known newspaper man. Early in the 1870’s Mr. Bowen founded The Montague News, the first paper published in Montague County. This was before railroads were built.
A.D. HOLEMAN has been sick.
LEE FITS had business at Wichita Falls.
I.S. HOLEMAN and LESTER visited the A. D. HOLEMAN home.
Miss LONA HOLLARS visited her parents at Bonita.
W. B. RICH and PEELY WALLS had business at Archer City.
Mrs. E. J. FITTS and Miss GERTIE ALLEN attended the Methodist revival at Ringgold.
LEE CRENSHAW was at Nocona.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WEISS are visiting W. M. RICE.
Prof. L. W. SPIVEY, JIM HENRY, RALPH DOYLE, and Misses OLA JOHNSON, LENA HOLLARS and GERTIE ALLEN attended the singing at Stoneburg.
Mrs. APPLE MCCRARY of west Texas is visiting her sister Mrs. M. O. MILES.
Grandma DILLOW is sick.
BRYDE MITCHETLL and DEWEY MILLER were here from Kemp City.
BEN DOWNEY and Miss HONOR MAYFIELD of Ringgold were married Sunday by justice of the peace E. C. CAMERON.
Prairie Mound News
Mrs. W. M. ALCORN and daughter JO returned from Hastings, Oklahoma.
Mrs. SAM HODGES and SAM Jr. visited the J. C. HODGES family.
Mr. and Mrs. GAY MAYS and little daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. HARRY PAINE.
Miss BESSIE ALCORN will visit at Henrietta and Gainesville.
VESTUS HODGES of Hollis, Oklahoma visited his sister Mrs. QUINN PAINE.
PETE, J. O. and KEY BONDS visited J. E. BONDS.
BILLY MAYS visited DENNIS PAINE.
Mr. and Mrs. EDD BONDS and daughters WILMA and NINA LEE visited the ALCORN family.
Mr. and Mrs. A. MARMADUKE and children of White-Priddy visited the HUGH PAINE family.
Miss EDITH LAWRENCE of Dallas visited her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. ALTO GOLDSMITH.
Mrs. JEFF MEEKINS and children visited her sister Mrs. GOLDSMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. LILL ROPER and children were guests of the TOM WILSON family.
Mr. and Mrs. ELBERT LEMONS were guests of Mr. and Mrs. BILL LEMONS.
Several young people attended the party at BERT LEMONS’ at Eagle Point. Among these were Misses LAURA JOHNSON, LESSIE BOWERMAN, ODA GRAY, and Messrs. NOEL LEMONS, HORACE GRAY and CLAYTON MENASCO.
The JESS LEMONS family visited the WILLIE LEMONS family.
Mr. and Mrs. STONIE MCLAUGHLIN were guests of the C. B. SYKES family.
Mrs. LORA MORSE was at Gainesville.
The Misses BROWN of the White-Priddy community were guests of their grandmother, Mrs. HINTON.
GEORGE C. GRAY had business at Wichita Falls.
Mrs. MARGE DEMOSS visited her sister Mrs. D. B. HEATON.
Bro. BRUBAKER will preach at Grayson.
Mrs. THOMAS C. TRIPP has been sick.
Mr. and Mrs. ED VICE are the parents of a fine baby girl born Sunday.
L. B. BARRY, who came in last week, is very sick at the home of Mrs. R. L. BARRY.
ROY F. SAUNDERS, county agent, visited the White-Priddy community.
S. J. ALDRIDGE of St. Jo, the Montague County Ford man, was here on business.
Rev. W. H. NEELY and family and Uncle JIMMY ROBINSON of Bellevue attended the Sunday School convention.
MARVIN COBB is sick.
VESTUS HODGES of Hollis, Oklahoma is visiting his sisters Mrs. H. H. CHESTNUT and Mrs. QUINN PAINE.
Mrs. W. Y. ATKINS of Rosebud has been the guest of her daughter Mrs. T. B. WILKES and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. HUMPHREYS and attorney THOMAS C. TRIPP were at St. Jo for the justice court.
Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD B. KEENE moved to the GWALTNEY home. As the school term is nearing its close, Mrs. Gwaltney has moved back to the ranch.
April 29, 1921
The Peoples National Bank opened last Friday. Officers are: G. M. UTT, pres.; GOULD WHALEY, vice pres.; B. E. ANDERSON, cashier; L. Z. CONE, asst. cashier; the board of directors: Dr. H. F. WILSTON, S. E. HOWARD, O. W. SEAY, J. H. CONE, L. KECK, LEE CRENSHAW, C. W. CRITES, S. W. SIBLEY, G. M. UTT, JNO. W. MADDOX and GOULD WHALEY.
Mrs. ROY MANARD of Electra visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. H. LAWRENCE.
Mrs. APPLIE MCCRORY is visiting at Memphis, Texas.
Miss GERTIE ALLEN visited her parents at Sunset.
J. F. GOSSETT of Oklaunion, Texas was here.
LEE CRENSHAW went to Wichita Falls.
BILLIE MILES, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. MILES, who is attending school at Wichita Falls, visited here.
JESSIE LAWRENCE visited here then returned to her school at Buffalo Springs.
Mrs. DOCK KETCHUM and baby MELVIN visited the Red River Ranch.
T. C. DILLOW of Devol, Oklahoma visited his mother Mrs. SARAH DILLOW.
Miss LENA DOYLE went to Ringgold to visit her grandmother Mrs. LUCINDA MUNCEY.
LAVALON B. BARRY
Death claimed LaValon B. Barry early Saturday, April 23, 1921. He had come home from El Paso about ten days previously, seriously ill. The funeral was held late Saturday afternoon by Rev. W. R. MCCARTER and interment at the Nocona cemetery. He was born October 8, 1883 and was 37 years old.
May 6, 1921
Rev. JOHN B. SMITH
Rev. JOHN B. SMITH passed into the Great Beyond April 21, 1921 at Montague, Texas and was buried the following day in the cemetery. He had been a sufferer for many years. … he was born in Tennessee in 1847 and was 74 years old. He was licensed to preach at the Clarksville Conference of the M. E. Church South in 1873 and for many years served in the itineracy on various charges in the North Texas Conference, and afterwards, located on the account of his health, but was continually serving as supply for various charges in Texas and Oklahoma, until a few years ago when he was compelled to lay aside the ministerial altogether on account of failing health. For many years he has been a citizen of Montague County and…. He leaves a wife and six children…
Rev. SMELLY filled his regular appointment at the Loy Union church.
Our Sunday School is progressing nicely. ELMER HUTSON, the superintendent, has been teaching school.
JACK MCNABB entertained some young folks with a party. Among them were Misses BESSIE BOWERMAN and EDNA GREEN of the Grayson community and Mr. DOCK GRAHAM of Belcherville.
Misses MINNIE DESHAZO and BESSIE YATES were guests of Misses MOLLIE and LOULA ROBERTS.
Misses CORA and PEARL BLUE visited their cousin Miss EDNA JONES.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. BLUE and guests of the J. W. HICKS fmILY.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. GARVIN of Topeka, Kansas passed through Nocona, en route to Randlett, Oklahoma, to visit his mother, Mrs. S. J. BLACKWOOD. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. HOOD will join them there for Mothers Day with their mother Mrs. Blackwood.
May 20, 1921
Old Timer Visits Nocona
R. G. CHENOWETH of El Paso was a Nocona visitor. He is an old Noconaite, used to live here in the early 1890’s. Left here in 1894. His wife was a daughter of Col. J. O. POOL While here, Mr. Chenoweth met many old timers and noted the changes. He exhibited some pictures made in March 1890.
May 27, 1921
Nocona Wins County Fair
The county fair will be at Nocona.
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: JOHN R. WEBB, 69, formerly of this vicinity, who has been confined to the county jail at Montague since last Wednesday, charged with an attack on his wife, killed himself at the jail this morning by hanging himself with a large handkerchief.
GUS PAINE Accident Victim
GUS PAINE was the victim an accident late Monday afternoon, dying Tuesday afternoon. He had been driving one of the fuel oil outfits to the test wells that are being drilled and was coming Monday afternoon when coming down a hill, his team became frightened and ran away, Mr. Paine fell off the wagon or was thrown off, fractured head. The funeral was held Thursday morning at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. W. R. MCCARTER, assisted by Rev. LEM HODGES. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery. GUSTON LEE PAINE was a son of Capt. and Mrs. T. P. PAINE. He was born October 22, 1879 at Henderson, Texas and died May 24, 1921 at Nocona, Texas, 41 years old. He was reared to manhood in and near Nocona and married here. His wife, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CUBINE, with several children, his aged parents, brothers and sisters, survive.
June 3, 1921
District Court Docket
Nocona Bank vs J. A. JOHNSON
T. F. WRIGHT vs C. A. CAGILL
Lone Star Gas vs S. H. HIPP
OBIE RANDELL vs G. C. RANDELL, divorce
City Bowie bank vs O. L. STAMBOUGH
L. E. CANTRELL vs W. W. CANTRELL, divorce and debt
Mrs. L. E. CANTRELL vs City national bank Bowie, garnishment
ALICE WHITTAKE vs L. C. WHITTAKER, cancel deed
DICK CLARK vs Katy RR, damages
VERNA DOWNS vs RUSH DOWNS, divorce
T. C. PHILLIPS vs J. B. DUNN, debt
R. H. HARDSTER vs MARTHA ANNA HAWKINS, partition
General motors vs J. L. MADDOX, debt
General motors vs ROY SMITH, debt
General motors vs S. S. RICHARDSON, debt
WALTER EVANS vs W. H. CUNNINGHAM
S. A. LUNN vs R. E. GREEN
ALTO KILCREASE vs D. W. CUMMINS
J. B. JOHNS vs J. D. …
G. C. DAVIS vs JOE BOWERS
VELMA HIGHT vs E. M. HIGHT, divorce
J. S. CLARK vs M. BEASLEY
OPAL PARR vs ELMER PARR, divorce
J. E. WATHALL vs THOMAS B. HURLING
NEWA MAXWELL vs L. B. MAXWELL, divorce
G. A TEAGUE vs FRANK KARNES
E. F. BULLS vs first national bank
H. F. TROTTER vs B. R. FOX
J. A. MITCHELL vs GEORGE M. MCPHEE
J. W. GARDNER vs PEARL GARDNER, divorce
ANNA PORTWOOD vs O. F. PORTWOOD, divorce
W. S. COX vs PEARL COX, divorce
ELSIE SHANKLES vs JACK L. SHANKLES, divorce
W. T. PENN vs C. S. ALEXANDER
Peoples national bank vs PAUL C. DAVIS
MARIE WILSON vs PORTER WILSON, divorce
BRAY WALES vs DORTHY WALES, divorce
E. A. SHAW & Co. vs L. A. CASTILLI & Tell Co.
W. YEAGER vs Katy RR
Mrs. A. LIEUFARE vs W. G. & C. C. COCHRAN
R. B. WALKER vs peoples national bank
W. W. PRICE vs A. L. HOONER
EULA BOGGESS vs T. H. BOGGESS, divorce
H. A. BALL vs G. W. PHILLIPS,
L. A BLANTON vs Rock Island RR
FLORENCE FIELDS vs BURL A FIELDS, divorce
G. F. SANDERS vs peoples national bank
Mrs. NELLIE ADDISON vs Merchants Life Insurance
City national bank vs G. C. GARLAND
W. WINNINGHAM vs NORA WINNINGHAM, divorce
R. D. PITTMAN vs VERA PITTMAN, divorce