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Articles Published in The Menard News about Kimble County

The Menard Messenger
Vol IX No. 34
Thursday, June 15, 1916

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Kimble County’s Oldest Citizen Passes Away

(excerpt) On June 2, Mrs. C. Pearl died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Bart, of London. She was born June 23, 1817, had she lived 21 days more, she would have seen her 90th birthday. She was married at the at the age of 13 years and settled in this western country in an early day when neighbors and friends were very scarce and hardships and privations were many; but out of it all the Lord delivered her and she lived to see this country grow from a vast wilderness to a prosperous stock and farming community filled with peaceful and prosperous people. With these conditions surrounding her, she raised to manhood and womanhood 6 boys and 7 girls, and those yet living are counted among our worthy and substantial citizens. (CUT)

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, June 3rd at 3 o’clock, conducted by the writer. Possibly the largest crowd that ever assembled in London was in attendance and a procession 1/2 mile long followed her remains to the Little Saline Cemetery, where they were placed in mother earth to await the sounding of the last trumpet. (CUT) written by H. D. Jackson---Junction Light

The Menard Messenger
Vol X, No. 2
Thursday, November 2, 1916

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Mrs. Juliet M. Pullen, departed this life at 9:30 p.m. October 22, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Mr. Holland, surrounded by her loved ones.

Grandma Pullen was born in Alabama on January 29, 1824, and came to Texas in 1848. She was married to Asa Pullen in 1851. Her husband died in 1907. Six children were born to them, three of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Barksdale, Mrs. Geo. Farmer and Mrs. Rufe Holland.

She became a member of the Methodist church at the age of 13. The burial took place at the Junction cemetery at 4:30 p.m. the 23rd inst. Another old Kimble county friend gone to her reward.

The frequency of these notices of departed friends should not harden us to its results, but should subdue our hearts to the will of the Lord and cause us to get ready for the ordeal when it shall overtake each one of us.

"We are waiting by the river,

We are waiting, you and I;

One by one our friends are crossing-

We shall join them by and by." J. S. D. ---Junction Light


The Menard Messenger
Vol.10 No. 11
Thursday, January 11, 1917

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L. E. Miller was called to Junction, Monday, by the death of his twelve year old nephew Hobert Jobes. Hobert together with his brother and one other boy were bringing a cedar post Sunday afternoon for the purpose of putting up basketball posts. The post was about 18 feet long and very heavy. Hobert was coming up from the rear and seeing that his younger brother who was carrying one end was about to drop it, rushed up to help him. His brother at the same time not knowing of his brothers approach threw the post off his shoulder striking Hobert on the side of his head crushing the skull and breaking his neck. He died early Monday morning and the funeral was held that afternoon.

(Alicia's footnote: In the book: "Peace in the Valley-A Chronicle of Kimble County Cemeteries" by Frederica Burt Wyatt: In the Junction City Cemetery Section #1 you will find the burial place of "Little Hobert Jobes". Tombstone states he was born May 29, 1914 (would have to be 1904 to be twelve) and died January 8, 1917.)

The Menard Messenger
Vol. 10 No. 30
Thursday, June 7, 1917

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Deputy Sheriff Ray James of Kimble county was shot and killed Saturday morning by a deserter from the Unites States army. The sheriff of Kimble county was notified by Rock Springs authorities that a man was headed their way who was wanted in Edwards county for burglary. Latta went out looking for man and while gone word was brought in by Barney Ragland that there was a stranger in his chuck wagon which was coming into town, so James and Ragland set out in their car to look him over. They met the wagon and James got in the wagon and asked the man to step out as he must come to town with them. They both got out of the wagon and as the stranger was in his shirt sleeves with his coat over his arm, James thought him unarmed. The man asked by what authority he arrested him and James replied that he was a deputy sheriff. Upon that the man threw aside his coat revealing a heavy army revolver with which he immediately shot James. The bullet struck him in the left side ranging downward and coming out near his holster flattening itself against the gun which James had not drawn. The stricken man fell forward grasping the other's gun and held it until Ragland who was still in the car rushed out and covered the man.
Later it was found that he was not the man they were looking for, but an escaped soldier deserting from the army to town. James was moved to a neighboring home where he died at five o'clock that evening.
The funeral was held the following day and the young man's parents arrived from Pickton, Texas, in time to attend. Mr. James has not been in this section long, but while here he had gained a countless number of friends thru his manly ways and pleasing personality.

The Menard Messenger
Vol. 10 No. 34
Thursday, July 5, 1917

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Miss Grace Allison of Roosevelt was killed in an auto accident which occurred south of Roosevelt. She was in company with two other girls and sere returning home Monday morning in an auto, and upon coming to one of the quick turns in the road she was driving too fast to make the corner and the car upset, striking her in such a fashion as to break her neck. The other two girls were uninjured.
Miss Allison was a young lady of charming personality and for many months acted as correspondent from Roosevelt for the Messenger and other neighboring papers. We learn of her untimely death with a great deal of sorrow.



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