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Mostly obits June 1933 Nocona News

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The Nocona News
Nocona, Montague Co., Texas

Friday, June 2, 1933

J. W. MADDOX, 73, died at his home here Friday evening, May 26. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with Masonic rites, at the Methodist Church, conducted by J. A. RUSSELL of Claude, Texas, assisted by Rev. J. P. LUTON, pastor. Interment in the Nocona cemetery arranged by J. H. Cone funeral home. As a special request, Mrs. FRANK BERRY, Mrs. A. G. PRITCHETT, and Miss SALLIE MCINTIRE sang a special song. Other choir members were A. D. LUNN, LORING STOUDER, W. F. LEONARD, G. W. HUMPHREYS, HARRY READ, and Mesdames WELDON LUNN, GOULD WHALEY, F. E. PERRY and HARRY READ / REED. They were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. TOM COZBY. …Mr. Maddox was born in Van Buren County, Arkansas, April 7, 1860. At age of five, his father died and he lived among relatives until he was 15 when he started out for himself. He came to Texas in 1875, drove a mule in a cotton gin in Grayson County, then in 1879 came to Montague County where his first employment was picking cotton. Later he became a cowboy, driving herds, spending considerable time in Indian Territory. He began ranching for himself and in 1889-93, he was in partnership with N. J. HOWARD. In 1899 he bought a large ranch north of Nocona where he was engaged in farming and stock raising. In 1923 oil was discovered and he built a beautiful home in Nocona where he lived with his family. ..Mr. Maddox married Miss MATTIE DAVIS in 1889 in Indian Territory. Into this home came one daughter, Mrs. VUNAH COLEMAN, who now resides on the Maddox ranch near Belcherville. Mrs. Maddox died November 18, 1892 and on April 2, 1893, he married Miss CARRIE DAVIS, sister of his first wife. Besides his wife and daughter Mrs. Coleman, he is survived by the following children: JOHN CLYDE MADDOX of Clay County, Mrs. DONNIE D. TRIPP of Fort Worth, (her twin sister BONNIE V. died at age of 16), BOYD C. MADDOX of Long Beach, California, JAMES D. and CROXTON MADDOX of Clay County, HUMPHREY MADDOX of Nocona, Mrs. WOMBLE of Clay County, and MARJORIE and MARTHA LOU MADDOX of Nocona. Croxton and Humphrey are twins. There are eight grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, one uncle and other relatives. (long article with many names of out of town people who attended the funeral)

Funeral services were held for W. R. HOWARD, 71, an old Montague County citizen, Saturday, May 27, in the Church of Christ with minister H. N. HURD of Saint Jo officiating. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Cone funeral home. Mr. Howard was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee on March 15, 1862. On March 15, 1922(date??) he married Miss E. B. BENSON of Flintsville, Tennessee and came to Texas in 18901, settled at Decatur then to Montague County in 1906, where he resided until his death, May 25, 1933. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 40 years, a good Christian husband and father. Mr. and Mrs. Howard celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter Mrs. J. B. BOHANON of near Nocona. Pallbearers were JIM WALKER, GEORGE SHACKELFORD, J. COBB, BUD ANDERSON, VANE EATON and Z. W. SHACKELFORD.

Mrs. KATE CLAIR CANTWELL died at the home of her mother, Mrs. A. J. COX of the Lone Prairie community, Tuesday, May 30, result of cancer at the base of her brain. Her home is at Donna, Texas, but she has been with her mother since last March. Funeral services were held at the Long Branch cemetery Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. P. LUTON of the Nocona Methodist Church. Interment in the Long Branch cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director. Mrs. Cantwell was born Dec. 9, 1888 and on Aug. 21, 1910, she was married to O. C. CANTWELL, and to this union three children were born, Mrs. LINNIE MARIE SELF, A. J. and CLARENCE CANTWELL of Donna. Besides her children, she is survived by her mother Mrs. A. J. COX of near Nocona; six sisters Mrs. T. T. CROXTON of Nocona, Mrs. J. D. SIGMAN of Belcherville, Mrs. W. E. PARKER of Dallas, Mrs. J. V. HENRY of Sherman, Mrs. LUTHER MCGREW of McKinney, Mrs. B. M. MCNEW of Nocona; three brothers, JIM COX of Arlington, GEORGE COX of Stoneburg, and HOUSTON COX of McKinney. Mrs. Cantwell was baptized into the Church of Christ in 1908.

June 9, 1933

W. E. JESSUP, pumper for the Farlyn Oil Co., was severely burned about the face and arms Monday when the fire in the boiler, which he was firing, bucked out.


While canning in a steam pressure cooker Monday, Mrs. M. A. NEELY was severely burned about the face and arms when the steam escaped from one of the jars she was taking out of the cooker.

GLEN FRY of Nocona and Miss JEWEL BERRY of Throckmartin were married Sunday, June 4, in Throckmorton. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. BERRY of Throckmorton. He is formerly of Throckmorton, but has been here for several months with the state highway department.

24 Years Ago
Mrs. S. F. DAVIS of Dallas arrived to make an extended visit with her son, Rev. A. JEFF DAVIS.
COOPER COX of Wichita Falls visited J. H. CONE.
Mrs. R. D. COCHRAN left to visit relatives at Eldorado, Oklahoma. She hopes the change will benefit her health.
WILLIE GRAY, BILL SWINDLER, TOM SKINNER, PINK BITER and Misses ELNA HORNE, CLARA GRAY, GEORGIA SWINDLER and MAY SWINDLER crossed the river to take their dinner in the new state.

Saint Jo, June 7: Miss EULA NELLE SCOTT, daughter of WALTER E. SCOTT of Saint Jo, became the bride of RAY P. GRANLUND of Overton, Texas, Monday afternoon. She is a graduate of Austin College at Sherman and a teacher in the Phillips Petroleum school at Whittenburg, Texas for the past two years. He is connected with the McMurray Refining Co. at Arp, Texas and attended the University of Nebraska, and he is a son of Mr. and Mrs. GUS GRANLUND of Norfolk, Nebraska.

June 16, 1933

Mrs. WILLIE MAE SCROGGINS died at her home Wednesday afternoon and funeral services were held at the Long Branch cemetery Thursday afternoon, conducted by minister H. N. HURD of Ryan, Okla. She is survived by her husband, and two small children, an infant a few hours hold, and a little girl 15 months old. March funeral home had charge.

The secret marriage of Miss OTTIS LOUIS MCDOUGALD to JAMES HOLCOMB, which took place Dec. 24, 1931 in Hugo, Okla., was announced last week at a shower given by Mrs. FELIX MCDOUGALD. She received here B. S. degree from North Texas Teachers College at Denton last term and will teach at Cedar again next term. He is operating a service station. They will make their home at Kemp.

Photo of four generations
Mrs. PERNINA ASHLOCK, 67, a daughter Mrs. ALICE CHANDLER, a granddaughter Mrs. BERTHA GREER, and two great-grandchildren, LETA JO 9 and PATSY NELL 4, daughters of Mrs. Bertha Greer. Mrs. Ashlock was born in Tennessee, married T. A. ASHLOCK and moved to Texas 40 years ago. Mrs. Chandler lives near Nocona. Mrs. Greer lives in Nocona. Mrs. Ashlock makes her home with Mrs. Greer. All three are widows, their husbands died during the last seven years.


Rock Springs by LENORA BROWN
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE DAVIS and baby, BILLIE, Mr. and Mrs. WYATT ATKINS and sons LOWELL and TOMMY spent Sunday with the O. L. ROBERTS family of Belknap.
T. J. MCDANIEL and Mr. and Mrs. LEE MEEK were in Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. MIDDLETON and children of Lone Star visited the S. F. MIDDLETON family.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL REECE of Lubbock visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BROWN and family.
Mr. and Mrs. SEVIER CLARK spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. LEE MEEK.
Mrs. FRANCE RICHARDSON visited in Byers her mother Mrs. W. H. WORLEY and attended the funeral of her grandfather JOHN WORLEY. She was accompanied home by Mrs. W. H. WORLEY and JUANITA WORLEY of Byers.
Mr. and Mrs. E. I. MILLS and ROB BROWN were in Bowie.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MORROW had as guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. JIM GEKITELE of Montague, ERNEST FENOGLIO of Vernon and Mrs. M. E. and MINNIE FAY MILLS.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. BROWN and sons of Bellevue visited the ROB BROWN family.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. CABLE had as Sunday guests, Mr. and Mrs. ROY DUNBAR, Mr. and Mrs. SEVIER CLARK, Mr. and Mrs. LEE MEEK, Mrs. PAUL WHITECOTTON and Mrs. PRESTON WHITECOTTON.

24 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. FITTS of Belcher, Texas, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday of this week.
JIM FOOSHEE was in the country east of town.
E. A. BERRY, B. A CARTER, J. B. APPLE, J. B. MARCH, J. J. BERRY and T. W. MCNABB were in Gainesville, called as witnesses in the ED DOSS case.

June 23, 1933

H. G. BARBEE died at his home in Spanish Fort Thursday after a month’s illness with hemorrhage of the brain. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Spanish Fort Friday, conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY of the Nocona First Baptist Church. Interment in the Spanish Fort cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director.

WALTER HAGLER of Felors, Texas and Miss ELMA SMITH of Clarendon were married June 11. He was born and reared here.

Mrs. Vaughan’s Brother Dies at Fort Worth
Ms. H. P. VAUGHAN was called to Fort Worth last week to attend the funeral of her brother, T. B. NEWMAN, who died last Tuesday of a heart attack, while driving across the Paddock Viaduct. He slumped over the wheel land his truck clashed into the rock embankment behind the court house. His body was taken to Collinsville, Texas for burial. He had friends in Nocona as he was an automobile accessory salesman, making this his territory. He is survived by his wife, daughter Mrs. JAMES E. SMITH of Fort Worth, two sisters Mrs. MAGGIE ISABELL of Dallas and Mrs. H. P. Vaughan of Nocona.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. MCDONALD returned from Winters where he is building a gin. They were accompanied home by her sister Miss IMA GEORGE WARREN of Brownsfield.

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. PERRY and family had as guests, his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. PERRY and daughter ARDATH of Arlington.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. REED and daughters had as guests, Mr. and Mrs. VIRGIL COMBS and children TRAVIS and LORETA of Grandfield, Okla.

24 Years Ago
Last Sunday afternoon, THOMAS H. PLEDGER, who is well known in the county, died at the home of his grandson, J. B. APPLE. He was born in Troupe County, Georgia, Aug. 24, 1824 and in 1843 he married MARY CHASTAIN of the same place.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. NEWTON KECK a six pound daughter.
WILL ROBINSON and family spent Sunday at the home of JEFF SMITH in Lone Prairie where CHARLES LONG’S baby is very ill.
While attempting to arrest a party at Saint Jo on Sunday, constable WELCH was assaulted by HENRY MCELORY and Mr. Welch’s throat was cut but he used his gun to handle MeElroy, released from jail on a $7500 bond.

Miss ALMA JACKSON of Dallas spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. JACKSON.
Mrs. THEO H. ELLIS and W. H. WILLIFORD visited the R. C. GREEN family at Henrietta.
Mrs. ROY WEISS and daughter GLORIA visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. C. TRIPP of Norman, Okla.
Mrs. ZOLLIE MARTIN and small daughter ZONA JANE returned form the hospital at Wichita Falls.

June 30, 1933

16 Arrested in County wide Liquor Raids

Mrs. JACK BREEZE died at her home here Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several years. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY. She is survived by her husband and four children, OLLA(?) LEE, ADRIAN, JUANITA and JAMES, a sister and three brothers, and her mother Mrs. BROWN. Pallbearers were HILLARD MARTIN, J. L. GRAY, ROWLAND BRATCHER, BILL PRIBBLE, A. V. ATKINS and WILTON REYNOLDS. Interment in the Nocona cemetery arranged by March funeral director.

Miss LUCILLE LEACH of Austin and JAME SN. PRIBBLE of Houston were married in Vinton, Louisiana, June 17. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. LEACH, long time residents of Bertram, Texas.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Russell
Mrs. R. V. RUSSELL, 81, died at the home of her son, Rev. JESSE RUSSELL of Claude, Wednesday morning and the funeral services were held at the Baptist Church here Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY. Mrs. Russell was born Oct. 13, 1851 in Mississippi. In early childhood, her family moved to Arkansas and in 1885 she moved to Texas, settling near Nocona in 1911. Mrs. Russell was married to ISAAC NEWTON MAXWELL in 1871. To this union five children were born: D. M. MAXWELL of Phoenix, Arizona, D. MAXWELL of Altus, Okla., Mrs. MARY DABNEY of Anadarko, Okla., Mrs. MAGGIE DABNEY of Blair, Okla. Being left a widow, she married again to L. J. RUSSELL in 1886. To this union were born three children, ADDIE BEACH of Carter, Okla., L. J. RUSSELL of Cromwell, Okla, and Rev. J. A. Russell of Claude. Mrs. Russell converted and joined the Baptist Church in early life. Besides her children there are grandchildren. Pallbearers were OLEN ROBERSON, PAUL HAGGERTON, CARL GRAY, WALTER NORWOOD, JOE JANEWAY and W. J. STONE. Interment was in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director.

Pioneer Woman Buried at Montague
Mrs. SARAH JANE SHERILL, wife of the late Dr. M. F. SHERILL / SHERRILL, pioneer physician at Montague, died Tuesday, June 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. COVEY in Fort Worth. The Sherills came to the county in an early day, and Dr. Sherill was a well known and beloved physician in Montague until his death in 1917. Mrs. Sherill made her home with her children, Dr. CLARENCE SHERILL of Bellevue, former representative from Clay County, Mrs. RUBY MASON of Los Angles, Calif., and Mrs. W. R. COVEY of Fort Worth, at whose home she passed away. Burial was at Montague Wednesday, June 21, beside her husband.

HENDERON GRIDE BARBEE was born Feb. 5, 1862 and passed away at his home June 15, 1933, 71 years old. Grandpa was born in Tennessee, moving with his parents to Kentucky when a boy. He was converted and joined the Baptist Church in young manhood. At the age of 24 he married Miss MYORIA YORK. To this union were born six children, one boy and five girls. His wife died June 8, 1900. In September 1904 Mr. Barbee and children came to Spanish Fort where he lived until his death. He leaves five children, 19 grandchildren and other relatives. The children are: Mrs. IDA GOSSETT of Tohoka, Mrs. MINNIE TUCKER, VOLLIE BARBEE, Mrs. DORA JOHNSON, and Mrs. ZULA RIDENOUR all of Spanish Fort. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY. He was laid to rest in the Spanish Fort cemetery. Written by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. SHIPLEY.

J. TOM BRYANT of Saint Jo
The funeral services for J. TOM BRYANT, 65, garage owner of Saint Jo, were held Sunday afternoon at the Saint Jo Methodist Church, with Rev. PAUL THOMPSON officiating, assisted by Rev. EDWARD K. TEMPLE and Rev. CLARENCE BOUNDS. Interment in the Somerfield cemetery 6 miles east of Saint Jo by C. R. Dunbar undertaker. Mr. Bryant was born in Alabama, Dec. 7, 1867. He came to Cooke County, Texas in 1887 and has been a successful garage man and farmer in Cooke and Montague Counties over 45 years. He is survived by three sons and two daughters, HENRY BRYANT of Midlothian, DOUGLASS BRYANT of El Paso, VIRGIL BRYANT of Lake Arthur, New Mexico, Mrs. GENE CARTER of Carnegie, Okla., and Mrs. CECIL JONES of Saint Jo, and six grandchildren.

FRANK ETTER has in his possession a piece of the Semi-Weekly Register published at Waco, Jan. 13, 1871. He found the paper behind a mirror of a dresser he bought from Mrs. W. R. HOWARD a few weeks. Ago.

Funeral services for Mrs. ETTA KATHERINE SHULTS, 45, wife of ODE SHULTS of Forrestburg, were held at the Hardy cemetery Friday afternoon with Elder JOHN RAYMOND conducting the services, arranged by Scott Bros of Saint Jo. Mrs. Shults is survived by her husband, and five children, JIM ED, CALLIE, MANCEL, WANDA and VERA MAE; sister Mrs. STELLA PARKHILL of Tipton, Okla., brothers, L. M. KUYKENDALL of Tipton, Okla., and ERNEST KUYKENDALL of Forrestburg. She was converted and joined the Church of Christ of Forestburg in 1913. She married Ode Shults on July 4, 1909.

The first load of oats was brought to Ringgold Monday by CARL KETCHEN and sold to CLAUD GASS of the Ringgold State Bank.

P. L. WISDOM of Palo Alto, California, who is en route to Chicago and New York, stopped to visit his niece, Mrs. JOE BENTON.

BILLY HEARN returned from a visit with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CODY of Greenville. He was accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. Cody and daughter JOAN who visited the home of W. D. HEARN. Mr. Hearn and Bill also had as their guest Miss FAYE PETERS of Dallas.

Lone Prairie
Those who attended the funeral of Mr. BURKE of Healdton, Oklahoma, at the Long Branch cemetery Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. H. O. NORVELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. BAILY KIRBY and son, Mrs. BOB REID and daughter, Miss HANNAH KIRBY, Mrs. A. J. COX, Mrs. J. D. SIGMAN, FRANK and MACK KIRBY.
Mr. BURKE of Healdton, Okla., who passed away at his home, was brought here Sunday and laid to rest in the Long Branch cemetery. Mr. Burke was a brother to BEN BURKE of this community.

July 7, 1933

Mrs. MARY BRAGG at Paducah
Mrs. MARY BRAGG died at her home in Paducah, Monday, June 20. Mrs. Bragg had been confined to her home for several years and bedfast the past few months. She was laid to rest at Paducah. She is survived by her husband, WILL BRAGG; children MARSHALL, ELBERT and DELENE of Paducah; her mother Mrs. MAGGIE BOWERMAN of Nocona, two sisters, Mrs. JOHN GREEN of Gainesville and Mrs. JOE MILLER of Forrestburg; four brothers, SIMP BOWERMAN of Traan(?), J. L. BOWERMAN of Nocona, BURR and DEE BOWERMAN of Amarillo, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Miss LENA BOWERMAN and GEORGE THOMAS were married June 30 at Tishomingo, Okla. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BOWERMAN of near Nocona.

24 Years Ago
At the home of the bride’s parents in Mangum, Oklahoma, Wednesday of this week, JAMES R. MODRALL of this city and Miss MYRTLE YOUNG of Mangum, Oklahoma, were quietly married. They left for Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada for a few weeks, then will return home to Nocona.

Murdered Man Buried at Saint Jo
Saint Jo, July 5: JAMES WALTER BAILEY, 42, who died at Malakoff Sunday morning from a gunshot inflicted by his sharecropper, A. M. BOX, was buried here Monday afternoon. Mr. Bailey was shot by Box as he arrived at the commissary located on Bailey’s farm on the Trinity River 18 miles east of Malakoff and started to get out the truck. Mrs. Bailey heard the shot, ran to the scene, and started to a doctor with Mr. Bailey but he died before reaching Malakoff. Officers of Anderson County arrested Box and lodged him in the Palestine jail. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church here Monday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. PAUL THOMPSON, conducting the service. Interment was in the Mountain Park cemetery arranged by Scott Bros.
Mr. Bailey was born 4 miles east of Saint Jo, Dec. 8, 1890, son of TOM D. and MARGARET BAILEY. He was married in Waco in 1916 and volunteered for overseas service in 1917, enlisting in the 36th
Division and became a first lieutenant in the field artillery. He was decorated by the French with the Croix de Guerre for bravery. After the close of the war, he started as a contractor and lumberman in Dallas but went to farming 4 years ago on the Trinity River at Wild Cat ferry four miles below Malakoff when his health failed him. .. Masonic rites at the grave… He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. TOM D. BAILEY, his wife and three daughters, JOY, MARGARET and JACQUELINE; brothers PAUL of Gainesville and MARTIN of Saint Jo. Pallbearers were members of the Saint Jo Masonic lodge: GEORGE D. PEDIGO, CUSTER DAVIS, H. D. FIELD Jr., OTTO HOLLAND, KURZ WILLIAMS, and C. M. GUINN.

July 14, 1933

Three Funerals at Montague Cemetery
Montague, July 7: Three funerals were held at the Montague cemetery Thursday. At 1 p.m., W. B. LANFORD conducted the services for DAVE BOWEN who died at his country home Wednesday. He was a native of Tennessee, about 73 years old. He had no relatives in Texas.
At 10:30 a.m., J. E. COX conducted the services for Mrs. E. A. HART, 72, who had been a resident of Montague County for 51 years. She is survived by her husband and two sons, GEORGE and C. R.
The third services was at 2 p.m. by J. E. COX for E. D. DAVIS, who resided six miles south of Montague, on Route 3 out of Bowie. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and four children, one son having died at Wichita Falls about 4 months ago.

Accident Fatal to Nocona Boy
Funeral services for LLEWELYN /LLEWELLEN THOMASON, 18, son of Mrs. H. S. THOMASON, were held Monday afternoon at the family residence. Rev. J. P. LUTON of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. C. E. COGSWELL of the Central Christian Church, officiated. Interment in Nocona cemetery arranged by J. H. Cone undertakers. He died Saturday indirectly caused by a cut on his right wrist received while in a friendly scuffle with another boy. JACK RATTAN and young Thomason were watching NEWELL CRAIN clean clothes near a window in the rear of HAROLD CRAIN’S tailor shop when Newell found a small comb in a pocket and threw it out the window. Rattan and Thomason ran for it and the ensuing scuffle, Thomas feel and his wrist struck a broken bottle, causing a deep gash. It was while receiving treatment while under anesthesia that he died suddenly on the operating table. Burial was delayed on account of a brother in New Mexico. Pallbearers were ROWLAND BRATCHER, BILL STOUDER, FOYE WOOD, ELZIE WHEELER, F. E. PERRY and CLARENCE CHANDLER. Surviving are his mother, brothers SLADEN THOMASON of Grant, N. M, and CHARLES THOMASON of Nocona; sisters Mrs. A. O. ROBINSON of Temple, Texas, and Mrs. VERA LIGON of Nocona. LLEWELYN THOMASON was born Dec. 7, 1916 at Voss, Texas, in Coleman County. He joined the Methodist Church age 7.

Veteran Minister Celebrates Birthday
Only Sunday, July 16, one of our best and most prominent citizens will celebrate his 85th birthday by preaching at the Methodist Church. He is Rev. J. P. HUMPHREYS. He was born at Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, July 16, 1848, son of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT HUMPHREYS. When he was an infant, his parents moved to Newbern, Tennessee, moving back to Kentucky in 1859. In 1882 Bro. Humphreys moved to Wise County, Texas, where he engaged in farming. Dec. 28, 1882, he married Miss CLEMENTINE BRADSHAW. In 1886, he was chosen president of the Farmers’ Alliance of Wise County and in 1887, elected to state legislature, served one term, then went to Arkansas in 1887. On May 4, 1889, he was licensed to preach by the Huntsville Arkansas Quarterly Conference. .. In fall of 1919, he moved into the Superannuate Home at Nocona where he has lived these 14 years.

From the Purcell Register of Purcell, Oklahoma:
Miss RUTH DELMA NEEL /NEAL became the bride of EVEREST DAVID GILES in an impressive ring ceremony Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. TRUDGEON, where the bride has made her home the past three years. Rev. W. T. COST of the First Baptist Church read the vows. The bride was given in marriage by her father P. O. NEEL of Oklahoma City. Mr. Giles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. GILES of Nocona, Texas

Services for Mrs. Higgins
Funeral services were held for Mrs. FLOY HIGGINS, 29, of Wellington, Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Church. Rev. E. L. MOODY of the church officiated. Burial was in the Nocona cemetery. Mrs. Higgins was born in Nocona, Sept. 21, 1903, and died in Hollis hospital at Hollis, Okla. Shortly after an appendicitis operation. She lived here until nine years ago moving from here to Wichita Falls. Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband, WILLARD HIGGINS, two small daughters ages 3 and 6; her parents Mr. and Mrs. LEE WALL of the Stanfield Ranch, and other relatives.

R. H. GREEN, who passed away June 27, had been sick for some time before his death. He was born at Charleston, N. C., March 7, 1874, and moved to Texas with his parents when he was a child. They settled in Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County. In 1895 Mr. Green married Miss LENA FREEMAN and to this union were born nine children, two of whom died in infancy. The children are: ROBERT, Mrs. PAUL MOLSBEE and Mrs. CHARLIE RAE MOLSBEE of Nocona, DEE and ELMER of Bonham, HOWARD and Miss AVIS who lived with their mother. There are four brothers and two sisters, JOHN of Gainesville, PAUL, VIRGIL and JOHN and Mrs. LILY THOMAS(?) of Bokchito, Oklahoma., and Mrs. MAGGIE THOMNAS of Nocona, and F. F. ‘HAM’ GREEN, and nine grandchildren.

July 21, 1933

Mrs. H. O. FOX of Ringling, Okla., announces the marriage of her daughter, BILLY POSEY, to TINUCE CARDWELL of Nocona, Tuesday, June 27, at Waurika, Okla.

Farmer Grows Aztec Bean One Foot Long
A new kind of bean, known as the Aztec bean, has been introduced by E. M. HUGHES of Gainesville, at his place, 1103 North Taylor St., where the north end of the street runs into cultivated land. About two years ago, according to the Gainesville Signal, some tourists were visiting abandoned castles and homes in Arizona, inhabited long ago by Aztec Indians, …found 13 beans, large round beans and sold at $1.00 per bean. Mr. Hughes got hold of two and planted them here. … found to be a delightful bean for the table.

On Wed. July 12, Miss MAURINE SCRUGGS was married to PARKER GREEN from Marietta, Okla. Mrs. VIRGIE DENISON, sister of the groom, was matron of honor and J. C. GRAHAM was best man. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JIM SCRUGGS. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. GREEN of Gainesville, formerly of Nocona.

Giant Terrapin
Accompanied by his owner, C. E. MILLER, “Old Whoopee,” 175 pound terrapin, who has done considerable globe-trotting since he was discovered by oil scouts on a ranch in Maverick County three years ago, was in Nocona to show himself to anyone who cared to look.

24 Years Ago
Mrs. MARTHA BANKS and daughter Miss ETHEL of Alto spent several days here as guests of Mrs. N. W. CRAIN. Mrs. Banks is an aunt of Mrs. Crain.
Tuesday of this week, ED HOWELL of Nocona and Miss VIRGINIA WILLIAMS of Sulphur, Okla., were married at the home of the bride’s parents by Dr. TALLY of the Baptist Church at Sulphur.

July 28, 1933

Services for J. A. WILSON
JOHN ALVIS WILSON, 78, died at his home east of Nocona Sunday evening after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Nocona cemetery Monday, conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY of the Baptist Church. Interment in the Nocona cemetery arranged by Cone undertaking. Mr. Wilson was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, April 23, 1855. He was married to LADY PALISTINE BEWLEY of Colesfield, Texas and moved from there to Montague County in 1901 and lived here since that time. Mr. Wilson joined the Missionary Baptist Church in Rosstown in 1889 and his life from that time has been one of service for the Master. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife and ten children, Mrs. BETTY MONGUS of Oklahoma, Mrs. SARA POPE of Waurika, Okla., GEORGE WILSON of Illinois Bend, Mrs. BOSIE BAGWELL of Millinsand, New Mexico, Mrs. BERT PRYOR of Illinois Bend, SHERMAN WILSON of Silvers Bend (Silva Bend?), Mrs. LUELLA ROPER of Corona, N. M., WILLIAM and LOUIS WILSON of Nocona, 38 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Boys Wins Free Trip to Fair
MALVY E. JAMESON, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. JOHNSON, who lived north of Nocona, near Hynds City, will visit the ‘A Century of Progress Exposition’ in Chicago, as a result of winning a contest sponsored by Montgomery Ward & Co.

August 4, 1933

Mrs. Bowman 83rd Birthday
Mrs. A. BOWMAN was honored on her 83rd birthday with a party last week. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. ELMER BOWMAN, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. APP MOLSBEE, Mr. and Mrs. TOMMY EVANS, Mr. and Mrs. ELNA BUCK, Mr. and Mrs. OLEN MOLSBEE, Misses LONA DELL VANDYKE, INEZ WOOD, CECIL ROE, Mrs. JIM GRESHAM and JAMES HARPER.

EARL C. FITTS of Ringgold, son of Mr. and Mrs. LEE FITTS, was notified that he passed the state bar examination, receiving a license to practice law.

CHARLES C. TITSWORTH, 66, died at his home near Montague Tuesday after an illness of a year. He was a pioneer of the county for about 40 years. He was a former resident of Nocona. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ here Friday, Aug. 4, conducted by H.N. HURD, pastor of the church. Interment in Nocona cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director. Surviving him are his wife and five sons and daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD NELSON and family of Oklahoma City spent last weekend with his sisters, Misses FRANCES, JULY, and VERDA NELSON, and Mrs. FRED MCGREW and his brother ROY NELSON, all of Nocona.

Friday, August 11, 1933

Saint Jo, Aug. 5: WALTER R. NIVENS, 56, died at his home 6 miles northwest of Saint Jo Thursday afternoon after an illness of over two years. Funeral services were held at the Bonita Methodist Church with Rev. NOBLE BERRYHILL, pastor, officiating. Burial in the Starkey cemetery arranged by Scott Bros. Mr. Nivens was born March 15, 1876 at the same place where he was born. After living a few years on Mountain Creek, he married Miss ROSA BOLAND on Dec. 25, 1904 and returned to his birthplace to make his home. He joined the Prairie View Methodist Church in 1919 and later moved his membership to Bonita. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Mrs. W. S. HEARD of Dallas and Miss AUDREY NIVENS of Dallas; sons, ORVAL NIVENS of Dallas, MTICHELL and HAROLD NIVENS of Saint Jo; brothers TOM NIVENS of Alma, Oklahoma and TOM NIVENS of Oklahoma; sisters, Mrs. J. O. COBB of Nocona, Mrs. LAURA SLATON of Dallas and Mrs. ED CONYERS of Washington. Pallbearers were S. V. LOUGH, R. C. MILLER, E. G. REED, ARTHUR HOLLARS, E. P. CROSTHWAIT, and WILLIAM GOLDSMITH.

Saint Jo Pastor Called by Death
Saint Jo, Aug. 5: Death claimed Rev. EDWARD K. TEMPLE, 56, pastor of Saint Jo Presbyterian Church, Thursday morning, after he suffered a stroke of paralysis the previous evening. Funeral services were held in the church Friday by Rev. W. J. EPTING, pastor of the Celina Baptist Church, a life long friend of Rev. Temple, assisted by Rev. CLARENCE BOUNDS of the Saint Jo Methodist Church, Rev. ESTES of Denton and Rev. J. L. CLEVELAND of Fort Worth. Interment was in the Whitesboro cemetery arranged by Scott Bros. Rev. Temple was ordained by his brother, Rev. HARRY C. TEMPLE of Salem, Illinois, on Feb. 23, 1911 at Piggott, Arkansas. He held charges at New Orleans, Henrietta, McGregor, Brinkley in Louisiana, Whitesboro and Saint Jo. He is survived by his daughter Miss LAURA TEMPLE; brother Rec. H. C. TEMPLE at Salem, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. L. J. CHERRY of Richardson, Kentucky, Mrs. C. P. DAVIDSON of Middlesboro, Ky., Mrs. A. C. CROXTON of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. REBECCA DAVIDSON of Philadelphia, Penn. Pallbearers at Saint Jo were SMTIH C. PEDIGO, TAYLOR C. DAVIS, J. H. FIELD, R. T. BUCK, S. C. ROACH, and GEORGE D. PEDIGO. Pallbearers at Whitesboro were L. L. MUNEY, R. L. HICKMAN, E. T. ALLEN, G. W. HODGES, J. B. WESTBROOK and O. A. MELTON.

24 Years Ago
Misses MYRA and KATE COX visited in Belcherville.
At the courthouse at Montague, C. W. GILES of this place and Miss LULA HILL of Portales, N. M. who had been visiting here for several weeks, were married by county judge A. W. RITCHIE.
Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents, D. W. PAINE / PAYNE of this place and Miss EDYTH HOWARD of Spanish Fort were married in a quiet ceremony.

Spanish Fort by Mrs. J. C. SCITERN
A birthday party was arranged Sunday by Mrs. JOHN BROWN’S children for her 75th birthday. Mrs. Brown has 10 children living and all but three were present. There were 48 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present.
Spanish Fort is sad to report the death of little LORA MAE GOOLSBY, 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GOOLSBY, who died last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 2., after a brief illness. Services at the Spanish Fort Baptist Church were conducted by Rev. E. L. MOODY of the Nocona Baptist Church.


Friday, August 25, 1933

Monroe Berry
JAMES MONROE BERRY, 69, died at the home of GEORGE JACKSON, Tuesday, Aug. 22, of a heart attack. He had been to town and was on his way to home of FRED WILSON’S where he was making his home, when he took suddenly ill. Funeral services were held at the Green Briar cemetery conducted by Rev. N. G. STONE of the Protestant Methodist Church. Interment in the Green Briar cemetery arranged by Cone funeral director. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. ANNIE MAE DANSBY of Bulcher, a brother JOHN BERRY of Nocona, and three sisters. Pallbearers were GRADY FOOSHEE, ERNEST CURLIN, LEON ANDERSON, DICK JACKSON, TOM WALKER and ROWLAND BRATCHER.

WILLIAM H. DAUGHERTY, 54, who was lease foreman for I. D. SIMON Oil Lease, died at his home north of Nocona Tuesday, Aug. 2, of a heart attack. Mr. Daugherty was born in West Virginia where the remains were shipped for burial. He had lived here the past six years and had many friends who sympathize with his wife. The body was in charge of the I.O.O.F. lodge here from the funeral home to the station.

MELVIN W. BRADLEY, 76, farmer, who died of a heart attack while working in his field north of Bonita Friday, Aug. 17. Funeral services were held in the Long Branch cemetery Saturday, Aug. 18, by Rev. O. H. TOMPSON / THOMPSON(?). Interment arranged by Cone funeral director. He was born in Alabama and had been a resident of this country for many years.

Pioneer Celebrates 83rd Birthday with photo
Mrs. ALMEDIA BOWMAN, pioneer, celebrated her 83red birthday at her home recently. She is the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WILMOTH, there being four in the family. She was born in West Virginia. Her mother died when she was 7 years old. She married NOAH BOWMAN and two years later moved to Indiana. Eight years later they moved to Texas and settled first about eight miles west of where Muenster is today, where they lived until 14 years ago when they moved to Nocona. Eleven children were born to his union, seven of whom are living. They are Mrs. JOE C. CARVER of Canyon, ELMER A. BOWMAN of Nocona, Mrs. ROBERT L. WHITESIDE of Memphis, Texas, Mrs. WALTER COCHRAN of Stonewall, Okla., FRANK A. BOWMAN of Anaheim, Calif., JOHN E. BOWMAN of Memphis, Texas, and Mrs. CHARLES AL. JOHNSON of Nocona. Her husband died Aug. 25, 1930. Mrs. Bowman is in good health and reads with the aid of glasses. The youngest daughter Mrs. Johnson lives with her mother.

Postmaster and Wife at Stoneburg Kidnapped
Postmaster and Mrs. T. H. RUDDY of Stoneburg were kidnapped and robbed by a lone bandit Monday, who returned after leaving his captives on the road and robbed the store, they operate, of $25. They operate a store and filling station in connection with the post office. …

24 Years Ago
Teachers for next term: J. D. BRAMLETT of Dublin, Texas; Miss JULIA LUKER of Proctor; Miss MARY E. MCDAVID of Overton; O. B. PATTY of Brady; Miss ELLA FITZGERALD of Bandera, Miss LOUIS MANNING of Albany, Miss NORA SENTER of White House, Texas; Miss RHUE CROXTON of Nocona, Miss LENA IRWIN of Lanesville, and Mrs. JESSIE MCALL of Nocona.
The first bale of cotton was brought in by C. C. HAYNES Monday, who lives six miles northeast of Nocona, on GUS PAYNE’S place.

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