The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas
February 2, 1917
J. J. MATTHEWS
J. J. MATTHEWS, who formerly lived near Nocona, came on a business trip, and while at the home of WILL CLARY, died Tuesday. The body was shipped to Denton Wednesday, accompanied by STANLEY MATTHEWS, a son.
Mrs. MARY SMITHSON
Mrs. MARY SMITHSON was taken sick at her home in Saint Jo, January 21, with pneumonia, and died Monday, Jan. 29, 1917. She was a native of Williamson County, Tennessee, and married WILLIAM O. SMITHSON when she was 19 years old. To them were born six children, four girls and two sons. One daughter, Mrs. J. B. CARMICHAEL of St. Jo, and her sons, FRANK SMITHSON of Waurika, Oklahoma, and J. C. SMITHSON of Byers, Texas, survive her. MARY NICHOLS was born Aug. 20, 1838 and lived in Texas the past 41 years, the past 27 years in Montague County. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. .. The funeral and burial were held at the Starkey cemetery with services conducted by Rev. A. W. REED.
JOHN SHORT(?), who lived on Mrs. Loy’s farm in the Valley, died suddenly Monday night. He had plowed all day in the field and ate a hearty suppers when suddenly taken with an attack of acute indigestion, died in about half hour. He lived on the Post Oak Prairie near Starkey and in the Valley for many years past. He was a man between 50 and 60 years. The funeral and burial were held at the Starkey cemetery Wednesday. He left a widow and other relatives to mourn his loss.
The ALBERT THOMAS family of Bonita moved to Nocona where he took charge of the Nocona Hotel. Mr. PHILLIPS and family moved to Sherman.
Green Brier News
Miss RUTH HARPER visited Mrs. ARSEN ELDRED.
Misses ICIE and LETHA WALKER visited Misses ETHEL and ANNIE BERRY Sunday.
Miss SADIE WALKER visited Misses GRACE and MATTIE BRNSFORD.
Misses ONA REED, ETHEL BERRY and GOLD HILL visited Miss ICIE WALKER.
J. J. MATTHEWS of Denton County died at the home of Mr. CLARY Tuesday.
JOHN W. JONES of Indiahoma, Oklahoma, visited here. Years ago, he lived in the Valley and had large land interests there.
CLYDE MADDOX subscribed to the News.
H. M. MCNEW purchased the interest of ED HILLIARD in the Acme barber shop.
J. C. SMITHSON visited Nocona friends and returned home to Byers, Texas. He was en route to his home from St. Jo where he had been during the illness of his mother.
L. M. LOVETT of Grady, Oklahoma, subscribed to the News.
F. F. SOUTH of Blue Grove, Texas, moved his family to Nocona where he accepted a position with J. B. MARCH. He lived in Blue Grove for many years.
J. J. MATTHEWS came from Denton to visit here.
H. D. HORTON is going it alone in the Pleasewell Tailor Shop, C. B. BERRY moved to Hollis, Oklahoma.
February 9, 1917
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. PALMER of Gatesville, Texas, visited Rev. and Mrs. L. F. PALMER. He is older than Rev. Palmer, but appears hale and hearty. The Palmer brothers are sons of the first Methodist preacher licensed in Texas.
Mrs. ANNA L. WARREN of Dallas, representing the Lynn Orphan Work, was in Nocona in the interest of the work that Capt. Lynn is doing. His work is not that of an orphans home in the accepted sense, but they find homeless children and place them in Christian homes.
E. V. PATE and OPAL HULME; R F. BOUTWELL and ANNIE EDWARDS; B. O. MITCHELL and ELLA HOLT; J. KINSFATHER and JEWEL RGINS; A. W. SAMPLES and MINNIE PAYTON; HARVYE HUDDLESTON and DIXIE SOLOMON. From the Montague Enterprise.
Daddy WOODS sold out his confectionary business to Mr. KENNEDY. He intends leaving Nocona for Crowell, Texas where he visit some of his grandchildren. He has been in this business in Nocona for several years.
L. C. WALKER left for Shamrock, Texas, in response to a message about the serious illness of his brother’s wife.
Fire last Friday afternoon destroyed the dwelling near that of D. W. JACKSON, west of town, that was occupied by Mrs. LENA CARSON and her children. The house and most of the contents were burned before help arrived. There is no insurance.
Anniversary Dinner Party
A dinner party out of the ordinary took place Monday this week at Capt. KNIGHT’S, it being his 78th birthday and a jovial party of nine old soldiers, some wore the grey and some wore blue, sat down to the table and did justice to the occasion. They were the boys of ‘61 and ages average of 75 years each. Mrs. Knight, who will be 78 next month, prepared the dinner with her own hands. Attending: Capt. T. P. PAINE, age 74, E. W. HENDRIX, age 70, W. W. COLEMAN, age 70, GEORGE PRIBBLE, age 74, J. M. ODOM / ODUM, age 75, wore grey; C. P. HOPKINS age 75, WILLIAM CLARK age 77, GEORGE A. KNIGHT age 78, J. L. DAVIS age 84, wore blue.
Our school is progressing nicely with Prof. C. C. HOWARD as teacher, makes the fifth school he has taught for us.
ED HINTON returned from Rio Grande where he was on a hunting trip. He says the soldiers there are thicker than blackbirds.
Mr. BROWN was called to Wilson, Oklahoma, where his mother was seriously ill.
BIRT BROWN visited his sister at Belcherville.
G. W. HINTON made flying trip to Nocona in his new Ford.
Exparte vs. MATTIE L. WALDROUP, removal of disabilities.
Bank vs. C. A. GWALTNEY.
E. B. MAYFIELD vs. ADA MAYFIELD, divorce granted.
State of Texas vs. OSCAR DAVIS; VICK MENDENHALL, JOHN PRENTICE, LEE HARRIS, JIM WHITEHEAD, TOM MCBRIDE, CALUDE HUNTINGTON, JOE BERRY, CHARLES WATSON, G. R. LYNCH, CLYDE DORSEY, W. T. TYRE. From the Montague Enterprise.
W. D. CARMICHAEL subscribed to the News
Miss ANNIE HUMPHREYS of Alvord visited her sister Mrs. W. E. JUSTIN.
Dr. CRAIN informs us that EDGAR EAKINS of near Spanish Fort is ill with pneumonia.
D. A. STEPHENSON of Ringgold was here.
Miss CLINIE WELLS came from Montague to visit her aunt, Mrs. A. D. DUNN and family.
JOHN LYLES of Illinois Bend visited relatives in Nocona.
Mrs. S. E. GILLESPIE and children of Dallas are visiting her sister, Mrs. J. T. BISHOP.
J. J. BERRY is taking orders for cotton seed.
Dr. H. F. WILTON has a new Ford automobile.
Mrs. CONYERS and baby were guests of her sister, Mrs. J. O. COBBB, coming from Leavenworth, Kansas.
The BARNEY GIBSON wagon yard buildings are for sale. See JNO. R. MILLER at the LYON-GRAY Lumberyard.
Uncle TAYLOR BENTON of Route 3 was steering a Ford touring car.
MARVIN COBB is ill with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb’s little daughter, OREAN is sick.
Wanted: a man and boy, 14 years old, want a place on a farm as farm hands, want a furnished house, good references. Write W. E. WHITAKER of Nocona, Texas.
Mrs. C. B. BERRY and baby will move to Hollis, Oklahoma, to join her husband located there in the merchant tailoring business.
Born, a fine boy, to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. STUMP of near Spanish Fort Feb. 1.
February 16, 1917
District Court: the state vs. SAM FLEMING, LEE THOMPSON, TOM MCBRIDE, W. J. TYRO, TOBE CRUMP, CLAUDE COOK.
Uncle JOHN DOWNARD, who has made his home with ED PAIR for several years past, died last Monday morning and was buried late Monday afternoon in the Nocona cemetery. He had been sick but a short time. He was one of the best known and largest cattlemen in Cooke county. He had no near relatives in this immediate country, but a nephew in Gainesville is a prominent banker.
J. H. VAUGHAN of Montague died Friday of last week after a short illness. His wife, two daughters, and one son survive him. He was a well known business man of some 58 years of age.
J. D. KENNEDY and his capable wife are in charge of the Star Café. Having moved back to Nocona from Gainesville, Mr. and Mrs. KENNEDY are well known in Nocona.
LUTHER PRIBBLE is driving a new Ford sports wagon.
Mrs. W. E. JUSTIN visited her friend, Miss RUTH REED, at Paradise, Texas.
Mrs. W.J. BOWDRY and little daughter FRANCES are visiting relatives at Brownsville, Tennessee.
Mrs. DORA WINN went to Gainesville to attend the annual meeting of the Woman’s Missionary Societies.
Miss NELLA WINN came from Dallas and visited relatives in Nocona then left for Archer City where she accepted a position.
WILLIE HAGLER jut had new wallpaper and paint put in his tailor shop.
The case of S. H. FLEMING from Bonita was on trial last week, resulting in a hung jury.
ED HILLIARD is now with the City Barber shop.
After a visit with Stoneburg relatives, Mrs. W. A. SANDEFER and children returned to Nocona to prepare to move to Hollis, Oklahoma.
STEVE BARRON, who has been seriously ill with rheumatism for some time, was taken to Tioga.
After a months’ illness, Mrs. MILDRED MOORE has re-opened her school. Several of the little tots were there early Monday morning.
CLARK A. HOOD and family, Mrs. G. T. MCBROOM, Mrs. C. W. CRITES and Mrs. J. A. FOOSHEE were among the Nocona visitors to Wichita Falls to see Macbeth played.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. HAMILTON of Lewisville, Texas, visited Mrs. D. C. JORDAN and family. They had been to Montague to attend the funeral of J. B. VAUGHAN, a brother-in-law of Mr. Hamilton.
Mrs. DORA WILLIARD of Shawnee, Oklahoma, came to visit her mother, Mrs. P. J. BENTON and family. Mrs. Williard and Miss ANNIE BENTON left to visit at Wichita Falls.
Card of thanks from the family of J. J. MOORE. Mrs. J. J. MOORE and children.
Miss BIRDA TOOMS is visiting her sister Mrs. MARSHALL JENNINGS.
Mrs. MITTIE GRAY visited her parents at Ringgold.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE MADDOX of Belcherville visited the Brown home.
An old aunt of Bro. HOWERMAN fell Sunday morning.
Mr. DEMOSS is the owner of a new Ford.
GEORGE GRAY and son went to Nocona.
Grannie WILLIAMSON returned from visiting her daughter for some time at Chickasha, Okla.
Miss MARMETTE STOUT of Fort Worth visited here.
L. P. CRENSHAW located at Red River Station on the place vacated by BILL GAGE who moved to Walters, Okla.
Dr. and Mrs. GREEN COLLINS formerly of this place, are located at Stoneburg.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. STOWE is on the sick list.
February 23, 1917
Rev. J. G. WEBB of Bonham and Mrs. VINA COCHRAN of Nocona were quietly married at Whitesboro last Sunday. He is a Primitive Baptist minister. Mrs. Webb made her home here for several years.
CLARK MCNEW and Miss FRANKIE PORTER were married last Sunday by Rev. RJ. L. GRIMSLEY.
A. J. TALLEY, who is making his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. R. PEVELER at Henryetta, Oklahoma, is seriously ill. Mr. Talley lived in Nocona many years.
Mrs. ANNIE WRIGHT is a guest of Mrs. CHAMBERS at Dallas.
F. A. TEAGUE was called to the bedside of his mother, who is seriously ill at her home near Dye Mound. She is about 70 years old.
Mrs. PORTER and daughter of Sherman visited Mr. and Mrs. WIDD RICH.
OLLIE HARRELL owns a new car.
Mrs. WALTER MILES and Mrs. WILL MILES and children were guests of the L. P. CRENSHAW family at Red River Station.
Mrs. J. P. COLLINS is visiting.
LUTHER PRIBBLE of Nocona came through in his car.
The three children of Mr. and Mrs. JEFF DUNAWAY were scalded by accident last week and are now recovering.
The Lone Star Volleyball team played the Harmony team Saturday. They are: CLYDE LOWRIE, capt., HATTIE BROWNLEE, MARON ROBINSON, MATTIE BROWNLEE, ADA LOWRIE, ROBERT BROWNLEE, with substitutes, LILLIAN EMORY and LUTHER HUTSON. Harmony team: ALVIN LEWIS, capt., ARTHUR CARPENING(?), HUBERT COPELAND, CONNIE HEWITT, GEORGIA COPELANDM and ERA WALLACE.
Mrs. OLLIE ALLISON, wife of JIM ALLISON, who lived near Ryan, Oklahoma, died Friday of last week and was buried Saturday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. GENTRY of just south of town. They attended the funeral and Mr. Allison and children accompanied them to Nocona. She was stricken with a complication of measles. Her husband, two children, parents, brothers and sisters survive her.
J. C. LAFORCE of Liberty Chapel, some 17 miles northeast of Nocona, is ill with pneumonia.
After a visit with relatives near Nocona for some weeks, Mrs. MARY HARRIS left for her home at Oklahoma City, accompanied by Misses ELLA WHITE and CLONA MOLSBEE.
W. D. HUNTER left in his car for New Mexico. He was accompanied by W. L. ROBINSON and his father, WILL HODGES and Miss BEATRICE HUNTER. They are on a prospecting trip.
O. M. MOLSBEE returned from New Mexico where he filed on 640 acres of land. Capt. GEORGE A. KNIGHT, who filed on a New Mexico homestead and lived out his time, proved up and secured title, said to take up 640 acres costs about $1600.
March 2, 1917
J. G. LAFORCE
After a short illness with pneumonia, death claimed CAMPBELL LAFORCE last Friday morning. He was well known, having lived for years near Liberty Chapel and in old Spanish Fort. He was about 66 years old and leaves his widow and son to mourn his going away. … He also had the distinction of being in the last skirmish with raiding Indians in Montague County. With two others, he helped to make it so hot, the Indians soon left the county. The funeral and interment were at Liberty Chapel cemetery Saturday afternoon.
JOHN LAMBERT, well known citizen of Spanish Fort and was justice of the peace there for several years, died Monday night. He had been very ill for some time.
March 9, 1917
J. O. JACKSON was appointed as postmaster at Mountain Park, Oklahoma. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. JACKSON, who formerly lived one mile south of Nocona and was raised to manhood on the Post Oak Prairie and near Liberty Chapel. J. O. ‘OSCAR’ JACKSON is also editor and publisher of the Mountain Park Herald. The post office is third class and pays about $1400 per year.
S. E. HOWARD of near Spanish Fort shipped out two carloads of steers and one load of hogs to Fort Worth. He is one of the county’s largest landowners.
Uncle JOHN BUCKLEY sent the Nocona News to his nephew, J. W. MONTAGUE, in Helena, Arkansas. Mr. Montague sends the Helena paper to his uncle.
ALLEN GOLDEN of near Grady, Oklahoma, came here for some farming implements he would not get in Oklahoma. Mr. Golden lived for some years north of Nocona.
Mrs. A. K. JONES from the Aubrey Argus
The sudden death of Mrs. A. K. JONES was a shock. She was taken suddenly ill Sunday morning, Feb. 25, and died Monday afternoon. Mrs. Jones was born in Pulaski, Tennessee, April 17, 1883 and came to Texas with her parents while a girl. On March 10, 1905 she married A. K. JONES, merchant at Mustang. Her maiden name was OPAL MAY HILL…. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Mustang….She leaves a husband, two children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HILL of Portales, New Mexico, a brother, O. B. HILL of Plainview and a sister Mrs. G. W. GILES of Nocona.
March 23, 1917
After an illness of one week with pneumonia, WILLIAM JORDAN, son of Mrs. D. C. JORDAN, died last Friday night. He was born October 2, 1878 and died March 16, 1917, age 38. The funeral was held at the family residence by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Methodist Church, Saturday afternoon with burial in Nocona cemetery.
J. T. MILLIGAN
J. T. MILLIGAN, who lived in the northwest part of town the past three years, died last Saturday morning, with pneumonia. He was born March 19, 1849 and was 67 years old. He leaves a widow and some children.
Capt. GEORGE A. KNIGHT is sending the News sent to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. MERRITT at Los Angeles, California.
LEROY HUMPHREYS, known here, died in Dallas Wednesday afternoon. He was a brother of Dr. S. T. HUMPHREYS.
Z. G. MORGAN
Z. G. MORAN, old time citizen of Montague County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. JOHN KIRBY, near Belcherville Wednesday of last week. He was buried at Long Branch Thursday. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
B. B. BALL
BEN BALL died at his home near Bowie Wednesday of last week. He was about 55 years of age, formerly lived in Montague and was deputy sheriff under sheriff CUNNINGHAM for years.
Last Sunday afternoon, the house on the CRENSHAW ranch near Belcherville, occupied by PIN BITER and family, was destroyed by fire, all contents a total loss. Neighbors promptly started out assistance.
Rev. N. T. WEATHERS filled his appointment.
Mrs. MARY HEATON and Mrs. EMMA JENNINGS were guests of Mrs. G. W. HINTON.
Misses LETRICE BROWN and SARAH GRAYSON with LUKE BALL visited Mrs. C. C. HOWARD.
M. A. DEMOSS and family attended church at Prairie Mound.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HINTON are visiting their granddaughter, Mrs. J. C MADDOX at Belcherville.
Attending Miss BIRT BROWN’S birthday dinner Sunday were Rev. N. T. WEATHERS, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HOWARD, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MADDOX, and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. WILLIAMSON.
DICK CLARK of Ringgold bought mules from ED HINSON.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE WILLIAMSON were guests of her mother, Mrs. J. N. H. GRAY.
Misses LETTRICE, BIRT BROWN, and Mrs. C. C. HOWARD visited Mrs. TOM PAINE Jr.
JAKE BOLTON of Oscar, Oklahoma, attended church here.
GEORGE RICHARDSON and family of Rowland attended church at Grayson and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER DEMOSS.
Attending the dance at the TALLY WALLACE home: Miss EVA LONG, Mrs. GIPSIE EVANS, DAVE HEATON, LUTHER DEMOSS and M. F. LONG.
JOE NEWTON of McLean, Texas, who is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BROWN of near Rowland, and DEWEY HOWARD of Rowland, were guests of DINK BROWN and daughters.
Card of thanks from the family of Z. G. MORGAN: Mrs. Z. G. MORGAN; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MELUGIN, and Mr. and Mrs. JNO. KIRBY.
Card of thanks from the family of J. T. MILLIGAN. Mrs. J.T. MILLIGAN, Mrs. A. G. WILLIAMS, Mrs. HATTIE MAGEE / MCGEE, Mrs. HASSIE STAPLES, Miss JESSIE MILLIGAN.
Miss MARY MORRIS of Montague, who has been ill for some time at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. MORRIS, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday at Montague. She is known to Nocona young people, having a guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. DOWD several times.
E.E. STONE is a new News subscriber. He is one of Nocona’s paper hangers and painters, and a good one.
JIM M. STEWART of route 2 is a new subscriber.
Mrs. H. C. MOODY of near Clarendon, Texas, is a guest of Mrs. J.A. FOOSHEE and family. Mrs. Moody has not been in good health since she has resided in the west.
Miss CLEO ALLISON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAMP ALLISON of route 3, has been ill. She had been staying with Mrs. MILDRED MOORE and attending Nocona high school.
RUSSSELL BRUMBAUGH of Fort Worth visited his sister Mrs. C. E. SAVILL. At the Stock Show, he was the champion rider but got crippled up and was using crutches.
E. L. RENDON of Blue Ridge sent JACK ROWLAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN ROWLAND of the Valley, some fine seed corn. Jack entered the Montague County Boys Corn Club and is going to make an effort to win the prize for the best corn.
Misses WILSA and BERTHA HOLLAND and Mrs. M. M. GILBERT were at Gainesville.
C. T. HOLMES had business at Illinois Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. HOLLAND were at Petrolia.
J. P. MCCOY, Katy RR agent at Bonita, visited Nocona.
Miss LILLIE DESPAIN of St. Jo visited her sister Miss LUDIE.
C. T. HOLMES and M. M. GILBERT motored to Gainesville.
BERT LEE and JOHN BURROWS were in Oklahoma.
Mrs. JIM FLEMING and children are in St. Jo this week.
Prof. W. W. SNODGRASS and family of Montague were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. HOLMES.
Mrs. MATTIE RACHAEL of Nocona visited Misses BERTHA and WILSA HOLLAND.
H. H. HARALSON is carrying the mail for P. L. JANEWAY this week while Mr. Janeway is attending the Woodmen meeting at Waco.
Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT WILLETT motored to Spanish Fort.
GARLAND GRAHAM of St. Jo visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. GRAHAM.
BARNEY GRAHAM of Wichita Falls came to visit his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. REED.
April 13, 1917
In memory of T. W. RICH
On April 3, 1917, T. W. RICH died. He had been ill for many years. He was born in Tennessee in 1854 and was 63 years 7 days old. He joined the Holiness Church years ago. Mr. Rich was laid to rest in the Belcherville cemetery… Out of town relatives attending the funeral; H. BOWEN of Denison, Miss JOSIE BOWEN of Denison, LUM SCOTT of Duncan, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. E. RICH of Ryan, Okla., Mrs. L. DODD of Ryan, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. J. SMITH and A. SMITH of Nocona.
N. E. MCINTIRE of Canyon City visited his mother and other Nocona relatives. Eh was en route home from a convention for Rexall druggist at Dallas.
Mrs. L. G. GATY, grandmother of Mrs. T. R. STUMP, was called by death at her home at Mamou, Louisiana, Wednesday, April 4. She was nearing her eightieth birthday and had been very ill for some time. She was a native of Illinois but had lived in Louisiana for years. She had been a mother to Mrs. Stump since she was five years old. One son, W. H. GATY, with whom she made her home and a daughter, Mrs. W. W. TURNER of Eunice, Louisiana, and a sister, Mrs. JACOB MOCK of Litchfield, besides other relatives.
Mrs. JOHN VICK of Fort Worth, sister of Mrs. N. W. CRAIN, died last Saturday morning, sick about two weeks. Dr. and Mrs. Crain attended the funeral at Greenwood cemetery, Fort Worth, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Vick is survived by her husband and a son about nine years old.
April 27, 1917
JACK FOSTER and Miss GLADYS SMITH were married last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Foster is engaged with his brother in the Quick Service garage. He is a son of Dr. and Mrs. R. A. FOSTER. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SMITH, who were so long identified with the Nocona Hotel.
May 4, 1917
Miss MOLLIE LETA GAINES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. GAINES who live near Carnegie, and ROY WEISS of Groom, Texas, were married at Mangum, Oklahoma, Sunday, April 22, by Rev. ROBERTS of the St. James Methodist Church. Mrs. Weiss lived here several years. … from the Carnegie Herald. Mr. Weiss is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. WEISS of Nocona.
Marriage Licenses: J. W. HOPPER and Miss GRACE GREEN; EARL T. FUCHETT and Miss ROSETTA BLODGETT; WILL CARVER and Miss RACHAEL STUBBLEFIELD; J. D. FOSTER and Miss GRADYS SMITH; W. D. MITCHELL and Miss FAY PAULINE WEST; MARVIN WELLS and Miss EDNA BREGANCE; E. A. HAWKINS and Miss RUBY B. SIMMS.
May 11, 1917
FRANK BOYD PAINE
FRANK BOYD PAINE, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. PAINE of route 5, died Saturday. He had been sick 20 days. He was born Aug. 8, 1903, and died May 6, 1917, age 13 years. He was survived by his parents, two sisters, and three brothers and other relatives. The funeral was held at the family home Sunday afternoon with burial in Nocona cemetery.
Rev. I. V. STINE
Rev. I. V. STINE died at Denton, Texas, Wednesday night, suffering from a breakdown. He lived in Nocona for several years, and was pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here. He moved to Decatur a few years ago and the past year, traveled for the Cumberland college at Leonard. Funeral arrangements are not complete.
LON ROBERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. ROBERSON, enrolled in the U. S. Navy.
Mrs. ED BECK of route 3 died last Saturday afternoon. Burial was at the Molsbee cemetery Sunday afternoon. She is survived by her husband and seven small children.
Rev. MINOR BOUNDS visited his brother at Vernon.
JOE BENTON will build a modern residence in the southeast part of town. R. L. BARRY is making improvements on his hand.
R. A. CUNNINGHAM had a new porch built on his home.
Mrs. ADA CONYERS and baby of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. O. COBB and family. Mr. Conyers is an officer in the regular army and Mrs. Conyers will remain here during the war.
Last Sunday, Mrs. J. R. MILLER received a message from her brother at Blodgett, Oregon, announcing the death of their father, J. R. PRUETT there. Mr. Pruett lived in Nocona some years ago.
Marriage Licenses: MARK WINSTON and Miss MAUDE WELLINGHAM; B. E. WATSON and Miss W. WATSON; J. B. DARNELL and Miss LEA STAMBROUGH; W. B. PRICE and Miss VELMA STONE; HENRY COLE and Miss VERA LOPER; GEORGE HUCKABY and Miss GLADYS EVANS; C. M. NIX and Miss SALLIE CATO.
‘Farm Folks’ was played by home talent at the Methodist Church Friday. All covered themselves with glory especially Mrs. J. A. THOMAS and Miss CLAUDIE HENRY.
Miss LENA KETCHUM came to trade Monday. She reports her father is improving at Mineral Wells. Miss LETRICE KETCHUM is with her father there.
W. B. RICH returned from Fort Worth.
W. E. MILES and family motored to Red River Station and were guests of the L. P. CRENSHAW family.
Mrs. T. W. RICH is visiting her brother at Duncan, Oklahoma, and is having dental work done.
Miss SCHARVO of Dallas is visiting her sister Mrs. J.A. THOMAS.
The people of Belcherville were grieved to hear of the death of W. F. BENTON.
Mrs. ROBINSON was buried in the Belcher cemetery last week. She was the mother of J. L. ROBINSON and had been an invalid for years.
Misses BESS and THETIS GRANT returned.
Article written by Judge STEPHENS in the Wichita Falls Times, May 12; … the dairy of Sgt. H. H. MCCONNELL of the Sixth U.S. Cavalry appeared in some Texas papers… During 1875, the garrison at Fort Richardson (Jack County, Texas), was small, most of the troops on scouting duty, and about this time, state troops, known as Rangers, had been organized and one company was located near Jacksboro…
May 25, 1917
Mrs. J. W. DOSHIER
Mrs. EDNA DOSHIER, wife of J. W. DOSHIER of near Starkey, died last Saturday, May 19, and was buried at Starkey Sunday. The funeral service was held at the Starkey chapel by Rev. R. M. FRANKS. EDNA GODLEY was 51 years old and married Mr. Doshier Sept. 5, 1895. Five children were born to them, four living. Immediate cause of death was asthma.
G. M. BAILEY and family of Gracemont, Oklahoma, visited his sister, Mrs. R. M. MCNEW.
C. C. SEWELL and Miss ANNIE REEVES were married Sunday afternoon near Lone Prairie. Rev. R. L. PATTERSON performed the ceremony. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. SEWELL. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. REEVES.
June 1, 1917
Mrs. M. A. GWALTNEY
MARY WRIGHT was born in Alabama, April 5, 1836, and died in Nocona, Texas, at the home of her son, GEORGE GWALTNEY, Thursday, May 24, 1917, age 81. She came to Texas with her parents when just a small child and first lived in Fannin County. She married W. L. GWALTNEY at Honey Grove, Nov. 24, 1856. Seven children were born to them, three boys and four girls. The funeral was held at the family residence by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. She was taken to Ryan, Oklahoma, for burial.
On Sunday afternoon, May 20, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. CURLIN entertained friends to honor Miss MABLE MARCH and CHARLES BERRY who will be married June 6.
J. W. RAINES
J. W. RAINES, age 73, 11 months, 9 days, died at the home of his son, D. RAINES, at Sanger, Texas, last Sunday, May 20, after a continued illness. The remains were shipped here for interment with the funeral service conducted by Rev. G. A. LEHNHOFF. Mr. Rains was born at Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, June 11, 1843, and married Miss MILLIE JAMES CAVENDER of Murray County, Tenn., in 1861. To this union were born seven children, five of whom are living, E. C. RAINES of Bowie, J. E. RAINES of Stamford, Texas, D. RAINES of Sanger, Mrs. J. D. JAMESON of Montague, and Mrs. W. H. TURNER of Gainesville. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. E. M. LUNN of Lunn, all of whom were here for the funeral. He united with the Bowie Baptist Church about 27 years ago. Mr. Raines was one of the pioneer citizens of Bowie. .. From the Bowie Blade.
J. T. HEARE(?), father of Mrs. Z. W. SHACKELFORD, and Mrs. R. G. SHACKELFORD, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. HERT/ HURT, at Chula, Missouri, last Sunday afternoon. He was 82 years old and had been the guest of his daughters here for five winters. He was a brother of judge HEARE of Miami, Texas, who lived many years in Spanish Fort and near where Shady Grove is now located.
Miss ALMA SPIVEY of St. Jo, who taught in the Nocona schools during the past term, will one of the faculty at the high school at Hartley, Texas.
Prof. J. N. SISK, who was a member of a former Nocona high school faculty, visited here. He taught at Burkburnett during the past term and will each summer school there.
New subscribers: J. S. PRATHER of route 4, CARL ROWLAND of route 5, E. D. BROOKS of Belcherville, C. G. FOX of Montague, Mrs. R. S. CLARK of Grand Prairie, W. H. BAKER of Grady, Oklahoma.
Part of an article about the birthday of Mrs. HOLT. … a count of 108 guests were recorded, but it believed that uncle JOSH SEWELL was not counted as he is so quiet. Mrs. HOLT was 67 years old and has lived 40 years on Farmers creek. Her mother, Mrs. HOWARD, is 86 years old and was a guest.
June 8, 1917
Mrs. HAYWOOD PAYNE
Mrs. MAUD PAYNE, wife of HAYWOOD PAYNE, died Monday morning. Miss MAUD THOMPSON was born and raised near Nocona and married Mr. Payne June 18, 1905. Three children were born to them. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. H. HENDERSON and burial was in Nocona cemetery.
W. M. WHEEDBEE
After an illness of three weeks, WILLIAM MONROE WHEEDBEE died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his niece, Mrs. R. B. WILLIAMS. He was born in Gentry County, Missouri, in 1847, and lived in Texas since he was a small boy. He died June 5, 1917, in his 70th year. He was well known in Nocona, having lived here for many years.
CHARLES W. BERRY and Miss MABLE MARCH were married Wednesday at the Nocona Methodist church by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS… He is a young business man of Nocona. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MARCH.
ROBERT COLLINS and Miss LURA LEATH were married Monday at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. LEATH just north of Nocona. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiated. She was reared in Nocona. He is a young farmer, raised a few miles south of Nocona.
GUY P. CONE, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CONE of Nocona, and Miss JENNIE MARIE NORVILLE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. NORVILLE of St. Jo, were married at the home of Rev. L. L. SWAN at Gainesville, Monday. He is a young businessman and stockman.
W. C. SKINNER and Miss RHODA JOHNSON of near Fleetwood, Oklahoma, were married at the home of A. S. BOWERMAN, Tuesday, June 5, 1917.
MAX KAHN and Miss DELLA REED of route 3 were married Thursday at the Methodist parsonage with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. REED. Mr. Kahn is an optometrist and ahs been here for several months.
BRYSON, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BEN SANDERS, has been seriously ill.
Prof. BEDFORD WEAVER, formerly of Nocona, and Miss EFFIE WEST of San Antonio were married last Sunday at San Antonio. Mr. Weaver will teach a summer school normal at Port Lavaca.
SAM MOLSBEE of route 1 left for Wichita, Kansas to attend a conference of the Dunkards.
Unclaimed Letters: C. A. BISCHOFF, CHARLES BENITE, DAVEY BOREN, C. W. BROWN, A. W. HAMMOND, Mrs. J. C. HILL, RUTH KIDD, Mrs. J. NOWELL, OGLA SIGMON, Mrs. J. E. STACEY, W. T. SHOCKLEY.
June 15, 1917
FRED MCGREW, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MCGREW, and Miss LILLIE NELSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN NELSON of route 2, were married Sunday by Rev. J. L. GRIMSLEY at his home. He is manager of the Star Café, incorporated by J. L. MCGREW & Son.
Miss MOLLY BELLE DAVIS of Duncan, Oklahoma, came to visit her sister, Mrs. C. W. CRITES.
The year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. HOUPT of route 3 died Saturday and was buried Sunday.
June 22, 1917
Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS E. JACOBS announce the marriage of their sister, OBIE FATHERREE to JOHN W. OWEN on Monday, June 18, at Chickasha, Oklahoma. They will live at 906 Denver St., Wichita Falls.
Mrs. H. H. LEONARD of Chino, California and daughter came to visit Nocona relatives. They are pleased with California, having lived there 3 years.
Dr. N. W. CRAIN informed us that his son, NEWELL, who has been in a government department at Washington, D. C. for some years, is now in the Coast Artillery at Fort Monroe, Virginia, finished an officers training camp.
Relatives who were guests in the B. F. ETTER home were; the T. J. HOLMES family, the J. W. HOLMES family of Saint Jo, the FLOYD HOLMES family of Petrolia, Mrs. IRA HICKS and children and Mrs. JOHN MOSLEY of Bonita, and Mrs. W. A. PRICE and children of near Saint Jo.
June 29, 1917
J. D. EVANS of Saint Jo died last Friday morning. He had gone to the pasture to see about some stock and his continued absence caused a search to be made. Cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Evans lived many years in Saint Jo and was one of Montague County’s pioneer business men. Funeral and burial were held Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN ODLE of Foss, Oklahoma, and Mr. and Mrs. A. F. HARRELL and children of Valley View, accompanied by their niece, Mrs. LOLA BELLER of near Pilot Point, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. BARRON. Steve came in from Marlin, improved in health.
WILL H. SHAFFER and W. W. WHITE of Chickasha, Oklahoma, formerly of Henrietta, exchanged their photo businesses last week. Mr. Shaffer left for his new home at Chickasha while Mr. White located here.
July 13, 1917
W. H. STOUDER
After being seriously ill for some time, WILLIAM HENRY STOUDER died at his home, Tuesday, July 10, 1917. He was born near Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1840, age 76. He married SARAH WISEMAN Oct. 20, 1870, and she died Sept. 1877. To this union four children were born, one son survives, L. C. STOUDER, who is mail carrier on rural route 1 out of Nocona. The second marriage was to MARY M. EBY on March 21, 1889, at Keota, Iowa. She survives him. They came to Texas in April 1889 and resided here since that time. He served three years in Co. B., 89th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He joined the Methodist church about 1875. The funeral was held at the Nocona Methodist Church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS, with interment in Nocona cemetery.
NOEL HENDERSON came in from Burkburnett and visited homefolks, then left for Dallas to enlist in the Navy. He was enlisted as a radio operator and left for Brooklyn, New York.
July 20, 1917
Miss DAISY WILLIAMSON, wife of J. J. WILLIAMSON of Montague, died at her home here Friday afternoon. She was 38 years, 5 months, 20 days old. She leaves her husband and three children. She was a sister of Mrs. W. M. WILLIAMSON and Miss SALLIE WILLYERD of this city, Mrs. R. W. NALL of Pueblo, Colorado, and R. B. WILLIAMSON of Lawton, Oklahoma. She had been confined to her bed for months with consumption. She was buried in the cemetery at Mount Tabor Saturday afternoon. Rev. PATTERSON of this city and Rev. BOUNDS of Nocona conducted the service. From the Montague Enterprise.
JEFF MILLER, or Grandpa Miller, was born in Georgia in 1819 and died July 12, 1917 at the home of his son-in-law, L. PEMBERTON, near Nocona, Texas. He came to Texas years ago and resided here ever since. He united with the Baptist Church at age of 25. Mr. and Mrs. PEMBERTON cared him carefully for 8 years. He was an ex-Confederate soldier. He is survived by 6 sons, 3 daughters. His wife and two daughters passed years ago. His remains were laid to rest July 12, conducted by Rev. JIM SIMMONS, at the Nocona cemetery.
Post Oak Prairie Items
Mrs. R. C. MILLER was called to Hastings, Oklahoma, last Thursday to see her brother, who was seriously ill with typhoid fever. He died soon after her arrival.
July 27, 1917
Dr. and Mrs. W. D. HUNTER returned from Robert Lee, Texas, where Mrs. Hunter had been for some time on account of the serious illness of her father, W. E. KELLEY. Mr. Kelley died Sunday, July 15, age 76. Since coming home, Mrs. Hunter has been ill.
August 3, 1917
M. J. PATE and Miss AMELIA BERRY were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BARRY, Aug. 1, by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. They will go to Craig, Colorado where he has been for some time. Mr. Pate was formerly in the cotton business in Nocona.
The family reunion at the J. N. HODGES home of White Deer, Texas, was held July 22, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges have 12 children. Attending: W. D. HODGES, wife and four children of near Clarendon; Mrs. H. H. CHESTNUT and daughter of Nocona; J. B. HODGES and wife of near Isom, Texas; T. D. HODGES, wife and three children of near White Deer; Mrs. J. Q. PAINE and daughter of Nocona; M. E. HODGES, wife and one child of near White Grove, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. I. BURGIN and two children of Groom, Texas; W. N. HODGES, wife and three children of White Deer; C. D. HODGES and wife of near White Deer; Mr. and Mrs. ROY TRIBBLE and one child of Pampa, Texas; V. C. HODGES and wife of White Deer, and BYRON HODGES of White Deer. Visitors were EZRA TRIBBLE and wife and brother CHESTER of Groom; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. PORTER, photographers from Pampa, Texas. All were present except two sons-in-law, H. H. CHESTNUT and J. Q. PAINE of Nocona. There were 15 grandchildren.
COLLIS RUSSELL of Troop B, 3rd Cavalry, Fort Sam Houston, spent some time with home folks. He is the only boy from Nocona in the regular army.
August 10, 1917
Rev. A. V. ATKINS of Los Angeles, California, is the guest of his brother, R. G. ATKINS and family. Their uncle, J. F. TODD of Sherman is also a guest. Rev. ATKINS is a Primitive Baptist minister.
WALTER BAREFOOT and family of near Hollis, Oklahoma, are guests of relatives near Sandy Mound. This is the first time all the family had been here in seven years. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. BAREFOOT.
August 17, 1917
Mrs. J. F. BARLOW
The News received a car from Rev. C. P. MARTIN at Long Beach, California saying that Mrs. J. F. BARLOW died in the city last night (Thursday of last week). She was buried at Pomona by the side of Bro. Barlow. Mrs. Barlow lived in Nocona many years.
August 24, 1917
WESLEY S. WILSON
On Aug. 12, when WESLEY S. WILSON and his two younger brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. ASHLEY WILSON of Mangum, Oklahoma, were swimming in Salt Fork river south of town near their home, Wesley dived into a supposed deep hole, striking the bank and fractured the spinal column at the base of his skull so badly he died Tuesday evening, Aug. 14. He was rescued by his younger brother after he floated down stream about 100 feet. He was 21 year old. He was a member of the graduating class the past year. He was a member of the church since age of 13. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Christian Church.
Unclaimed letters; Miss FRANCES COMPTON; Mrs. PEARL DUNCAN; W. B. SMITH, WILL SWIFT, FRANK WARD, A. F. WRIGHT, ETTA WOOLSEY.
DEE CARTER and Miss LIZZIE SELBY were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. SELBY, Sunday, Aug. 12, 1917, by Rev. J. H. CRAWFORD, Nazarene evangelist of Estancia, New Mexico. … The bride lived in the Starkey community for 8 years and the bridegroom at Estancia, N. M. where they will make their home.
IRL D. GLASS and Miss NORA BRADFORD were married Monday by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. He has been employed at the Nocona depot for some time. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. BRADFORD.
August 31, 1917
The first bale of cotton for the 1917 season was brought in Tuesday, Aug. 28, by WILL CLARY of route 4. The first bale for 1916 was brought in by JESS NULL. The first bale for 1915 was brought in by J. E. LEMON. For 1914, WILL CLARY brought in the first bale.
Teachers: H. M. MUSE as principal; Miss RUTH DUDLEY for English and history; Miss BERYL MAYES for Latin and history; Mrs. A. A. STRIPLING for 7th grade; Miss OLA CARMICHAEL for 6th grade; Miss WILLIA MCJUNKINS for 5th grade; Miss EMMA LOU MCQUATTERS for 4th grade.
September 7, 1917
W M. HENLEY
WILLIAM MARION HENLEY was born in Jackson County, Tennessee, March 16, 1857 and died at Nocona, Aug. 31, 1917, age 60. The funeral was held at the family home south of town , Sept. 1 with interment in Nocona cemetery. He was sick a short time with blood poisoning. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. The sons, BEDFORD, DEAN, and PAUL; daughters, Mrs. L. N. HUFF of Windom, Texas, Mrs. L. E. SMITH of Bowies and Misses ELIZABETH and LILLIE were at the funeral.
Mrs. INA GERTRUDE GASS
Mrs. Gass was born April 10, 1889 at St. Jo and died Sept. 1, 1917 at Nocona. She was the daughter of Mrs. JETER, who lives on the south side of town. She married ABNER GASS in 1905 and he passed on a few years ago. Three children were born to them, two boy and one girl: ROY, ALMA and CHARLES CECIL. She joined the Methodist Church at age of 10 and was a devoted mother. Services were conducted at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. Interment was in Nocona cemetery.
L. S. MENASCO and Miss ELLA WHITE were married last Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride’s grandfather, W. T. BUCKLEY. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiated. The young couple are both known in the White-Priddy community.
WADE ATKINS, age 69 years, 8 months, 3 days, died at his home near Shamrock, Wheeler County, on Monday, Aug. 27. The remains arrived here Wednesday and were conveyed to the home of C. H. BOEDEKER on west side of town. The Masonic order took charge of the remains which were interred in Elmwood cemetery, funeral services conducted by the Masons. A wife and six grown children survive him, three boys and three girls, all of whom attended the funeral. They are, HARVEY ATKINS of Ramsdelt(?), Texas, Mrs. ANNIE RALLS of Comanche, Okla., TEMPLE ATKINS of Shamrock, Texas, Mrs. DADE DURHAM of Waurika, Okla., WADE ATKINS Jr. of Waurika, Okla., and Mrs. PAULINE DAVIS of Shamrock. He was born in Mississippi and an ex-Confederate soldier, joining when he was 13 years of age. Soon after the war, he moved to Texas, locating at Forestburg in Montague County where he engaged in business. When the Denver railroad came, he moved to Bowie, later to Belcher, then retuned here to engage in the grocery business. He entered the banking business and was president of the City National Bank of Bowie for several years. About 15 years ago, he moved to Fort Worth, then to Waurika, Oklahoma, where he was in the banking business. A few years ago Mr. Atkins moved to his ranch in Wheeler County. … From the Bowie Cross-Timbers.
September 14, 1917
BOB WALTON, who has made his home in Nocona for the past few years, and Miss HOPPIE LEE TRIPLET of Sunset were married at the VanZant Hotel in Marietta, Oklahoma, Wednesday, Aug. 29 by Rev. ARMSTRONG of the Methodist Church at Marietta. They will reside at Sunset.
Resolutions of respect for JESSIE BRANDON SPIVEY…born August 1889 and died Dec. 27, 1916, age 28.
Resolutions of respect for JOHN LAMBERT… born Feb. 15, 1849 and died Feb. 20, 1917, age 68... From the O. E. S. Chapter of Spanish Fort.
September 28, 1917
J. A. CHISHOLM
Last Friday, J. A. CHISHOLM died at Marlow, Oklahoma. He lived in Nocona and Montague County for many years. The remains were brought to Bonita and buried at Fairview cemetery about two miles southeast of Bonita, Sunday. Mr. Chisholm was an old Confederate soldier and a prominent Mason . .. He is survived by his wife and several children.
After a few days of illness, CLIFFORD SAMUEL OLDHAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. OLDHAM, died Monday evening, stricken with appendicitis last Friday. He was born near Gladys, Montague County, April 6, 1893 and died at Nocona, Sept. 4, 1917, age 24. The funeral services were held at the Central Christian Church Tuesday with interment at Nocona cemetery. Rev. J. H. HENDERSON of the Central Christian Church conducted the service, assisted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Methodist Church.
HULDA MISSOURI CAMPSEY was born March 10, 1860 in Ohio and moved with her parents to Johnson County, Texas, in 1875 where she first met E. J. TUCKER. They were married in Bell County, Nov. 29, 1879. Twelve children were born to them, ten of whom are living. Little STELLA died at age of two years while they lived near Henrietta, Texas. They lived for a time at Bowie, then moved to Henrietta, then to Greer County, from there to the Valley near Spanish Fort in 1889. While there, JENNIE TUCKER died at age of ten. While they lived at Spanish Fort, eight of the children were married, WILLIE, ALICE, CALLIE, ETTIE, WILEY, EDNA, OTIS and LAUR. They moved to Forestburg in 1911. Since living there, JIMMIE was married. One son, MARION, lives at home. She died Monday, Sept. 17, 1917, Mrs. Tucker was 57 years of age. .. She professed religion at age of 16 and lived a Christian life…
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. WOOD, formerly of Nocona, now of Tehachapi, California for the past four years, visited Nocona, then left for Ryan, Oklahoma to visit relatives.
Lone Prairie Items
Mrs. LEE UPTON of San Angelo, Mrs. LITTLE EASTIN of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. LEE MOLLENBERG of Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. MIKE ROACH of Oklahoma City and Miss SYBLE WILSON of Terral, Okla., spent Tuesday with their sister, Mrs. W. I. KENNEDY and family of this place then left for Terral to visit their parents.
HAZEL and VERA BURCH and ARTHUR SEWELL attended church at Harmony.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM AUST and baby visited the C. C. SEWELL family.
GEORGE COX and ALBERT DESHAZO left for training camp at San Antonio.
October 19, 1917
Miss JEWELL CAVENER, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. PEARSON, died at Wichita Falls, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1917, and was brought to Nocona and buried in the Nocona cemetery Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church. She was born at Gainesville, Nov. 17, 1899, age 17 years.
We just received a card from Aunt MOLLIE WARREN, from Exeter, California, in which she says that uncle MARTIN WARREN, is slowly improving from a recent serious illness. He served four long years as a Confederate soldier… talking about buying Liberty Loan Bonds.
October 26, 1917
Mrs. ALCINDA MOORE
Thursday of last week, Mrs. ALCINDA MOORE died after a serious illness. The remains were buried at Spanish Fort cemetery Friday. .. Mrs. Moore was the mother of Mrs. J. W. MADDOX of the Valley and lived many years in and near Nocona.
Mrs. I. H. HOWARD
Mrs. I. H. HOWARD of near Liberty Chapel died Thursday of last week and was buried at the Liberty Chapel cemetery last Friday. She is survived by her husband and several children. Her father JOHN KECK of Oklahoma is also living.
Wednesday of last week, Capt and Mrs. T. P. PAINE celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
November 2, 1917
Mrs. J. M. BONDS
Mrs. J. M. BONDS died Wednesday morning. She had been in bad health for several months and seriously ill with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, five sons and one daughter. Of the sons, three are in the Army. Of these, PALMER and WILLIAM were able to attend their mother’s funeral, but MERLIN, in a California training camp, was unable to come. MISSIE RATCHFORD was born near Lafayette, Alabama, Jan. 14, 1866 and died at Nocona, Oct. 31, 1917, age 51. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Thursday, Nov. 1, by Rev. A. J. HARRIS of Aubrey, assisted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Methodist Church. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery. She was one of the very pillars of the Baptist Church.
W. E. YOUNG and Miss CLARA KENNEDY, both deaf mutes, were married at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. C. W. WALSTON, at Dallas, Sunday, Oct. 28. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. KENNEDY of the Lone Prairie community but worked in Dallas the past two years, where she met Mr. Young who is a carpenter. They left to visit his parents at Chicago, Illinois.
W. S. WILSON and Miss CLEO WILCOX were married last Sunday by Elder J. L. GRIMSLEY at his home.
GORDON HILL, son of Mr. and Mrs. BYRON HILL of Whitesboro, died of pneumonia at Camp Travis, Tuesday, and was brought to Whitesboro Wednesday for burial. He was assistant cashier at a Whitesboro bank and volunteered for army service some months ago. His parents lived at Spanish Fort and are remembered as old settlers. Dr. N. W. CRAIN, who is related to the Hill family, attended the funeral.
W.R. GOLDSMITH, who left this country some months ago for New Mexico, has returned and will possibly locate again here.
W. T. CRIBBS of Blue Grove called here. He and his family had been visiting relatives at Shady Grove and Liberty Chapel communities.
R. L. WINTERS of near Belcher visited at Dallas and returned driving a new Ford.
R. P. BLACK of near Ryan, Okla., called here.
S. B. KILLIAN of near Lawton, Oklahoma, called at the News office. Mr. Killian family was well known years ago, living near Liberty Chapel on Farmers Creek.
November 9, 1917
GEORGE W. WEISS
GEORGE W. WEISS died last Friday. He was born in Putnam County, Missouri, Nov. 22, 1852, and died in Nocona, Nov. 2, 1917, age 64. He is survived by his wife and several children. Of these, RAY and ROY WEISS came from Groom and Mrs. W. M. APPLE of San Antonio were here for the funeral. GROVER WEISS, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, could not come. The funeral was held in the Central Christian Church, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, 1917, conducted by Rev. J. H. HENDERSON. Burial was in the Nocona cemetery.
Letter written by E. H. BAXTER, of Holdenville, railroad engineer, now with the British Expeditionary Forces in France, written to his mother.
E. H. BAXTER is a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. M. BAXTER of Holdenville, Oklahoma, and enlisted in the railroad engineers corps sent to France some months ago. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter came to visit their daughter, Mrs. L. S. PRIDDY of route 2. They lived in this country some years ago.
Card of thanks from the family of MISSIE RATCHFORD BONDS.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. Bonds: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN RATCHFORD, Mr. and Mrs. ZEKE RATCHFORD, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. POWLEDGE, BILL RATCHFORD, Miss DORA RATCHFORD of Aubrey, Mrs. FANNIE ROBBS, Misses MAT and SALLIE BONDS, J. C. SELMAN and WALTER SULLIVAN of Pilot Point.
Mrs. J. L. BEAKLEY(?) of Belcherville died Thursday of last week after a long illness. She was about 65 years of age and lived in the country the past few years. The body was sent to Tennessee, the old home, for burial.
Miss ZULA GOODSPEED and Miss NELLIE WEISS are new clerks at Wood & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BROWN of Green Brier community have our sympathy for the loss of their baby that died last Friday.
Mrs. H. C. MOODY, who has been visiting relatives in west Texas and New Mexico for several months past, arrived in Nocona Monday. She was accompanied by WILL HAGGERTON and Mrs. E. T. COE. Mrs. Coe had visited in the west.
Mrs. J. E. SPURGEON of Wiley, Texas, came to visit her parents, Prof. and Mrs. ROBERT L. DUDNEY. Their son, SHELBY S. DUDNEY, also came and, during the absence of R. A. MOORE, is keeping books at the Farmers & Merchants National Bank.
We wish to extend our appreciation to all for the kindness shown Mrs. J. M. BONDS, our neighbor, friend and sister in the church, during her illness. Signed, Mrs. J. H. CURLIN and Mrs. W. D. HUNTER.
November 16, 1917
W. H. ROBINSON and Miss MARY HILL of near Nocona were married here last Wednesday by Esq. G. W. WILLIAMSON. From the Montague Enterprise. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HILL who reside just southeast of town, Mr. Robinson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ROBINSON of northeast of Nocona.
Marriage Licenses: W. S. STANFORD and DAISY PARR; J. L. HOODENPYLE and Mrs. MARY BARKLEY; W. S. WILSON and CLEA WILCOX; J. J. AGEE and INE RICE; P. C. HUSBAND and MOLLIE NORED; G. H. GEURIN and LILLIE GASTON; N. L. CLAREY and PEARL PHIPPS, E. G. RICHARDS and NETTIE BIRD; CARL MCABEE and JESSIE LEE SPEER; C. M. WEBB and ELLEN FERRELL; E. B. TABOR and ALLINE YOUNG; HENRY MCGAUGHY and ALICE WADE; JAKE PICKET and ALTHIA FLEMING; BABE WILLIAMS and ELLA FREEMAN; W. H. ROBINSON and MARY L. HILL; D. B. HARDISON and EVA FENOGLIO. From the Montague Enterprise.
The following ladies from Bonita visited the Red Cross work room here; Mesdames E. E. HOLLAND, JIM FLEMING, CASH LANGFORD, and Miss FAY HENRY. They were delighted with the work and will organize an Auxiliary at Bonita.
November 30, 1917
ALPHA HOLEMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. HOLEMAN of near Belcherville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 1917 after a serious illness. He was born March 22, 1895, and had been paralyzed for many years. Elder J. L. GRIMSLEY, an old time friend of the family, conducted the service at the family home with burial in the Belcherville cemetery.
December 7, 1917
Capt. NEWELL B. CRAIN
NEWELL B. CRAIN is a Nocona raised boy that is coming to the front. He was for years in the District of Columbia National Guard and won some trophies for marksmanship… he is now a captain in the Coast Artillery…
JAMES KENTON ALEXANDER and Miss MATTIE ANTRAM were married Sunday, Dec. 2, at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. ALEXANDER, by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Methodist Church.
December 21, 1917
CLIFTON BROOKS was sick with measles.
G. B. ROUL(?), who visited his mother-in-law, Mrs. BELL and relatives, returned home to Oklaunion, Texas.
JACK MCNABB, who was employed at the oil mill at Nocona for months, resigned and returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HUTSON entertained the young people with a musicale and social.
CHARLES and HOYT HUTSON attending the singing at Fox.
The Dixie school is progressing nicely with Prof. TINNEY as principal and Miss ETHEL FINCHER as primary teacher.
H. BONDS of near Alcorn is staying with his brother-in-law and sister, Prof. and Mrs. Tinney to attend the Dixie school.