Ashby Newspaper Columns
 


ASHBY ANGLINGS

     Cotton is opening fast.

The sloop, Mystery, just from Lavaca, with a cargo of merchandise.

Mrs. Wylie Kuykendall left Thursday for Victoria to place her daughter in school.

Misses Ida and Madie Dunbar are visiting at the Port.

Mrs. Frank Lawson has gone to visit to her old home, in Houston .

Bay City Breeze, September 13, 1894
 


ASHBY ANGLINGS.

 Mr. Gaines and Kirk Moore were up from Matagorda Friday.

Success to the Breeze, Bay City and the Colorado Navigation Company.

Mr. Dave Dunbar is cutting and baleing hay at $4.00 per ton, on the field.

Mr. J. L. James went to Bay City Wednesday to see about getting carpenter work.

Mr. T. J. Hamilton was up the first of the week, says everything is on the move for Bay City.

Mrs. John Elliott and Mrs. Wylie Kuykendall were at Ashby one day this week shopping.

Mr. Johnnie Wheeler went across the river one day this week, with his oxen to haul Bay City lumber.

Mr. John Pierce is settling up this country with a good thrifty class of emigrants, mostly from McPherson, Kansas.

A large company of Swedes went down to the colony at Bay Side one day this week. Quite a number of them bought land.

Mr. Freddie Robins was at Ashby a few days ago, says he has just returned from Cuero, where he went to attend to some business.

If some of the mossbacks on the other side of the river would open up their lands to such people, old Matagorda would soon be the Banner County of South Texas.                                         "PANSA."

Bay City Breeze, October 25, 1894
 


Ashby Anglings

Mr. J. J. Smith, our enterprising farmer, is breaking up his land and getting it ready for planting time.

A company of travelers spent Friday night at Ashby. They are from Cuero enroute to Matagorda, and have their families with them, they are thinking of locating in Matagorda county.

Miss Inez Moore returned home Tuesday, she had a nice time while at Maysfield.

A very romantic wedding took place Saturday night. Mr. Chas. Smith and Miss Emma Dietrich ran away and were married by Rev. R. A. Partain, at 12 o'clock on that night. After the ceremony (which was very short) the runaway couple went to their residence in the suburbs of Ashby. We learned that the father, who was much opposed to the match, is most heartbroken, but after all, is it not well that she married the man she loved? May they be happy and successful in future life.

Little John Pierce, son of J. P. Pierce, had the misfortune to cut his baby foot on a broken bottle, although quite painful, we hope it will not prove serious and that in a few days little John will be able to continue his play.

Mr. Billie Kuykendall has decided to learn to play the violin and has procured a nice one.

While fishing in the Trespalacios river Friday, Misses Inez and Ada Moore had an "awful experience" with a little trout.

Bay City Breeze, January 24, 1895
 


ASHBY ANGLINGS.

Mrs. M. E. McSparran is visiting her grand daughter, Mrs. J. P. Pierce.

Drummer Hamlin was in the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Moore came in recently from Stockdale the rest of the family will be here in a few days.

Mr. Ford Moore and wife will make Ashby their future home. We welcome them gladly.

R. A. Wagner, piano tuner and Hauschild, agent for the Hauschild Music House of Victoria were here Tuesday.

Mrs. Downer and daughter, Miss Mary, were calling and shopping in our city the first of the week.

Mr. Howard Dunbar and family accompanied by Miss Julia Smith, Misses Ida and May Dunbar and Messrs. Boguet and Harvey are expected up from Port Lavaca to attend the Baptist camp meeting at Deming's Bridge, which commences to-day and will continue one week.

Those fair faces so familiar in Caranchua's social circle were present Tuesday night.

The music rendered by Messrs. Wagner and Hauschild added greatly tot he pleasures of the lawn party on Tuesday eve.

The colored Baptist, of Ashby, commenced a meeting to-day.

Bay City Breeze, August 15, 1895
 



ASHBY ANGLINGS.

Miss Annie Vaught, who is teaching the Cashes Creek school, spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.

Several citizens of Bethsada were up trading this week.

Vera Moore spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Ella Kuykendall.

From the tower of the grist mill at Ashby can be seen as many as seven plows running this week tickling the earth for next year's crop.

J. E. Pierce passed through town Sunday morning with the Mayor of Pierce Dennis.

Several emigrants from Travis county passed through Friday with teams and cattle for the east side of the river seeking locations for next year.

The sloop Mistery left for Port Lavaca loaded with cotton.

Dr. A. M. Pelton spent a few hours with us one day this week.

Mrs. W. E. Moore and son, Ashby, are on a short visit to Matagorda, will return Sunday.

J. P. Pierce is boring our neighbor, Ford Moore, a deep well.

Bay City Breeze, December 19, 1895
 


DUDE'S DUDLINGS.

     Your correspondent failed to come to time last week but will try to do better hereafter, so here goes.

Rev. Anderson preached to a small but attentive congregation on the 19th.

Schooner Empress, from Lavaca, discharged freight at Ashby and other landings.

W. C. Miller and Gus. Eastland, of Trespalacios, passed through one day this week after a hunt of a few days on the bay and report game scarce.

F. H. Lawson left for Houston this week and will return with his wife who has been visiting relatives.

W. P. Dawdy was up for a short while Thursday.

Mr. S. A. Robbins passed through Saturday.

The farmers are all smiles, brought on by the fine weather of the last few days.

Bro. Partain informs us that he collected over $20 in cash for the Buckner Orphan Home at Dallas, Texas.

Road overseer Kuykendall had the road hands at work Tuesday on the Willson creek and Elliott bridges putting them in order.

Several citizens of Betsada was up this week laying in supplies.

There is some talk of trying to get another voting place in this precinct as it is so far for a great many to go to Demings Bridge. Quite a number have to go 15 to 18 miles to vote.

Miss Annie Vaught has been quite sick for the past week.

A. H. Pierce passed through on his way to Pierce Dennis.

Rev. Partain preached at Ashby on 26th.     DUDE.

Bay City Breeze, January 30, 1896
 


Ashby Anglings.

Prof. McClary went to Bay City Saturday.

Mr. J. P. Spoor is working for T. E. Partain

Mr. T. F. Dickert is attending court this week.

Mr. A. McClary, of Jackson county, is visiting his brother, Prof. McClary.

Miss Annie Vaught went to Carancahua Sunday to begin teaching Monday.

Mr. Dingler of North Texas arrived here last week to attend to business.

Miss Ida Nicholson, one of our book agents, is out delivering books this week.

Mr. Horace Yeamans and Mr. Byler, were over from Cash's Creek today, transacting business with our merchants.

Mr. Byler has rented the tenant house at Mr. W. M. Kuykendall for the next year, and expects to move his family over Tuesday.

Mr. S. A. Robbins and mother passed through Monday on their way to Houston to attend the Fruit, Flower and Vegetable show.

Schooner "Empress" is laid up on the mud flats till the tide rises. Capt. Heller and Frank Shouaker walked up to Ashby Sunday, in time for Sunday school.

Pansa

Matagorda County Tribune, December 10, 1898
 


Ashby Anglings.

Eric Wheeler was in town today.

Mr. T. F. Dickett will occupy the house vacated by Mr. Vaught.

Mr. W. D. Williams steps high since the arrival of a fine boy at his house.

Owing to bad weather, only a few attended prayer meeting Sunday night.

Everybody seemed to be taking advantage of the good weather to ride out today.

Mr. B. F. Keeling, of Deming's Bridge came down today to attend to some business.

Dr. Clay Moore returned today from a hunting trip to the lower country. He reports game scarce.

Mr. Dick Serrill came over Saturday from Bay City, and while here was the guest of Mr. D. Dunbar.

Mr. J. A. Shirley, head clerk in the mercantile establishment of H. E. Moore, was at Ashby yesterday.

Mr. Wm. E. Vaught left today (Monday) with his family for their future home in Waller county. Mr. V. and family have many friends here who regret their departure.

Everybody is invited to attend the League Rally at the church Tuesday night, Dec. 27th. No admission fee--but a "Free Will" collection will be taken for the Methodist Orphanage at Waco.

Dr. Dickson an aged gentleman from Missouri, (who is visiting his son, residing at Carancahua) with a party of friends spent Monday night at Ashby on their way to the bay, on a hunting expedition.

Ashby will not depart from the old way--and a Christmas tree at the Chapel will be the attraction at Ashby Christmas eve night. The Sunday school requests their friends and neighbors to come and help make it a success.

The young people of Ashby have planned an entertainment of some kind for every night during Christmas week. Invitations will be sent out in due season. We hope our friends from the other neighborhoods will accept of our hospitality.

"Pansa"

Ashby Round Up

Xmas is most here, so get your presents ready for the tree.

We live in the Sunny South, the thermometer only 26 in the shade.

Almost all of the old bachelors from this side had to go to court this week. What's up.

New officers will be elected Xmas for the Epworth League. What is the use of changing the old for the new?

If all leave that are talking about it Ashby will feel rather lonesome--hardly enough to carry on the E. L. and S. S.

Well, Pansa, have you been hit by Cupid's dart? I notice that the Anglings were not in the paper week before last.

W. T. Kuykendall is having his residence put in fine shape, by our carpenter E. Wylie. Cupid must be close around.

The schooner J. E. Pierce is on the mud flats and can't get off. Guess the merchants will have to send wagons to get their freight.

The Epworth League will give a rally on Xmas. All are invited to attend, except those that get drunk, as those did at the candy pulling.

The young men are very sorry to see Mr. Vaught and family leave, especially his charming daughters. We wish them a pleasant journey and much happiness in their future home.

Billie The Kid

Matagorda County Tribune, December 17, 1898
 


Ashby Anglings.

Mr. Will Lovett is quite ill.

Mr. William went to Bay City Monday.

Mr. T. F. Dickert went to El Campo this week.

Rev. Davis preached at Ashby Monday night.

Schooner Empress sailed today for Port Lavaca.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rich, on the 18th, a daughter.

Mrs. Ruth Wallace went to Bay City today to spend Xmas.

Mr. Dick Serrill is a frequent visitor to Ashby. What's the attraction?

Miss Maide Dunbar dismissed her school Friday and is home for the holidays.

Don't forget the League Rally Tuesday night, Dec. 27th, everybody invited to attend.

If the good weather continues, there will be a big crowd out to the Christmas tree Saturday night.

Mr. Ernest Dickert left Tuesday for Hill county to spend Christmas with his sister, Mrs. C. Alexander.

"Billie the Kid" must feel guilty himself or he would never have accused "Pansa" of being arrow struck.

Among those who were down from Deming's Bridge Sunday were Rev. Powell, Messrs. Shirley, and Ernest Smith.

Owing to the disagreeable weather Rev. Callaway did not arrive in time to conduct the 11 o'clock service Sunday, but delighted a small congregation at night.

Rev. Davis left this week with his family for his old charge in the "North West" Texas Conference. He is a Methodist preacher and has resided in our county about a year.

Mrs. T. R. Coble and little daughter Hadassah, went to El Campo, Monday, to meet Rev. Coble as he goes West. Mrs. C. will return in a few days to participate in the coming festivities, to the delight of the young people of the neighborhood.

"Pansa"

Matagorda County Tribune, December 24, 1898
 


Ashby Anglings.

Hamilton Moore is home for the holidays.

J. P. Keller came over from Bay City Saturday.

Prof. McClary will open school again Thursday.

Mrs. Izzard is visiting Mrs. Robert Wylie this week.

Miss Mattie Williams is visiting her parents this week.

Miss Annie Vaught is visiting the Misses Nicholson.

Not so many as were expected came out to the Christmas tree.

The social at Mr. D. Dunbar's Monday night was a delight to the many participants.

Several young men from Deming's Bridge attended the Christmas tree--some of whom are frequent visitors here.

Dr. Moore was called Sunday night, by attending physician Scott, to see Mr. H. Yeamans who is very sick at his home on Cash's Creek.

Quite a number from Ashby went to Cash's Creek Sunday to attend eleven o'clock service, conducted by Rev. Powell, of Deming's Bridge.

Pansa

Matagorda County Tribune, December 31, 1898
 


Ashby Anglings

Schooner Empress sailed today.

Miss Mattie Williams returned to Bay City today.

The young people had a gay time Christmas week.

Miss Annie Vaught returned to Carancahua Sunday.

Miss Maide Dunbar re-opened school today at Trespalacios.

Next Sunday is Epworth League day, and our league will observe it.

Now that Christmas is over everybody has gone to work with renewed energy.

A grand ball was given by the colored people at the residence of Uncle Richmon Hamelin, on Monday night.

The candy pulling at Mr. D. Baxter's Friday night was most enjoyable and there was a very large attendance.

Uncle Ben Winewright comes up from the bay with oysters once a week and makes his headquarters at Wilson's creek bridge.

Frank Showaker and C. Hamilton Moore went to El Campo Monday, the latter en route to San Antonio to re-enter school.

Pansa

Matagorda County Tribune, January 7, 1899
 


FROM BACHELOR'S HALL

(Near Ashby)

Who won the quarter?

Frolics are over, and back to work we must go. Tough, isn't it.

Schooner Empress, Capt. Keller master, sailed for Port Lavaca Monday.

Farmers are making preparations for an early crop this year. I wish you all success.

Times seem to be very good, both for the county clerk and the preacher this winter.

How about that stove for the church? We haven't had enough religion to keep warm without one on a cold day.

Well, Xmas is over and a new year is here, and we hope the good resolutions that have been made will be practiced as well as preached.

I didn't get half as mad as was reported about those young ladies putting on my leggings and riding my horse a mile from where I left him.

Quite a pleasant surprise party wound up at the Wylie bachelor hall last Saturday night. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Many thanks young ladies for the honor of your call.  LONESOME BACHELOR

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 7, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

W. H. Wheeler attended the Sunday services here.

Mr. Nolan Keller was in the neighborhood Monday.

J. H. Nicholson went to the county capital Saturday.

The steamer El Vaquero steamed up to Deming's Bridge Monday.

Rev. Calloway will fill the pulpit Sunday. Let everybody come.

Hugh Phillips went to Stockdale Wednesday and returned Saturday.

Miss Lucy Williams, a beautiful young lady of Ashby, has gone to Bay City on a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Yeamans, of Cash's creek, passed here today, en route to Matagorda.

A surprise party at Prof. McClary's Saturday night afforded endless fun to the participants.

Schooner Empress came up last week with a cargo lumber to be used for building a school house in the Hodges settlement.

Schooner Empress came up last week with a cargo of lumber to be used for building a school house in the Hodges settlement.

A pounding will be given our pastor next Friday night at the residence of Mr. T. F. Dickert. The League extends a hearty invitation to all.

Ernest Dickert and little sister, Lena, returned last week from Hill county. They were accompanied by Mr. Adam Epting, a friend of the family.

Pansa

Matagorda County Tribune, January 14, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings
By Pansa

R. Gill Kuykendall is cutting hay.

Miss Mattie Williams is visiting her parents.

Every day brings people to and from the bay.

T. J. Poole went to Lavaca, Friday, on the Empress.

Ernest and John Dickert are cutting hay for T. J. and W. T. Williams.

Andy McClary and family of Edna, are visiting his brother, the Professor.

J. L. and Fred Pybus were down repairing W. E. Moore's wind mill, this week.

Schooner Empress sailed again on Wednesday for the Port--Capt. Keller makes quick trips.

D. Dunbar, wife and small children went to Lavaca, Friday, on the Empress, to spend a few days.

Henry Jennings returned from Edna, Tuesday, having been in attendance at the Summer Normal.

Robt. Lynch returned from El Campo on Sunday where he went to take Mrs. Fred Robbins and children.

Don't feel slighted if your name is overlooked, sometimes such is the case and it is not intentional. One's memory often slips a cog.

Schooner J. E. Pierce arrived from Lavaca, Sunday, with a big cargo--mostly corn and oats for Messrs. Vancleave and J. E. Pierce.

Harold Inglehart was a lodger here, Saturday night. He went to El Campo on Sunday, returning on Tuesday with Mrs. Green Stewart. They went direct to Matagorda.

Mrs. Yeager, an aged Polander, died very suddenly, Saturday evening, it is supposed of heart failure. She was buried on Sunday at the old Grimes burying ground, at Trespalacios.

Capt. W. E. Moore, with his boys--C. Hamilton and Ashby and little Zimri Dickert, left Tuesday, on the pleasure yacht Nomad for the bay. They expect to be absent a week and will visit several of our sea port towns.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 28, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

Poor me! So lonely!

Mr. Wm. Spoor was here Monday.

Capt. Wm. Moore was laid up last week with la grippe.

Mr. Vancleave sent wagons to Ganado this week for provisions.

Kirk Moore and interesting family (?) returned home Saturday.

Misses Ida and Lena Dickert have been quite sick with la grippe.

Mr. C. R. Cates and family visited relatives Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Adam Epting went to Lavaca, Saturday, on board the J. E. Pierce.

Mr. Willie Bell and family passed through en route to Matagorda, Monday.

Married--At the Ashby Chapel Thursday night, Miss Ada Moore to Mr. Hugh Phillips.

Rev. J. J. Callaway came over Thursday and officiated at the Moore-Phillips wedding.

Miss Mattie Williams returned to Bay City, Monday, accompanied by her sister Ellie.

Messrs. Poole and H. E. Moore sent wagons to Ashby Monday, for merchandise on board the Empress.

Mr. W. L. Wells has gone to Port Lavaca to purchase lumber for the completion of his new residence.

Messrs. Miller and Kelley, with their families, arrived here a few days ago. The former has rented Mrs. Smith's place, and Mr. Kelley will cultivate Mr. Wells's land.

Pansa.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 4, 1899
 


THE PHILLIPS–MOORE WEDDING
 

On Thursday evening last we witnessed one of the happiest occasions that has ever occurred at Ashby. Mr. Hugh Phillips and Miss Ada Moore were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. They are two of the most popular young people of our community. The bride has always been esteemed, one of our most sociable and pleasing young ladies, while Mr. Phillips is one of the most industrious and enterprising young men of Ashby. The church was decorated in an artistic manner. Miss Oce Moore played the wedding march as the couple marched up the aisle to take the solemn vows.


Brother Calloway repeated the service in his usually impressive manner. After the ceremony all repaired to the residence of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous supper was served. May their voyage through life be as pleasant as the beginning.                J. D. Monroe
 

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 4, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

The family of Mr. Byler has been sick with lagrippe.

Schooner J. E. Pierce is in port--arrived Saturday.

A great deal of sickness now, principally lagrippe.

Mr. Howard Dunbar, of Port Lavaca, was here this week.

The family of W. D. Williams are suffering with lagrippe.

There was a surprise party at Mr. John Partain's on Friday night.

Our oyster man is again serving the toothsome bivalves to his patrons.

Owing to the very disagreeable weather there was no prayer meeting Sunday night.

J. A. Partain has given up his contract as mail carrier, and Mr. Lee Rowe has taken the contract.

Cattle are in bad condition and unless we have mild weather and an early spring the loss will be great.

Our skilled physician, Dr. Clay Moore, is sick but with good nursing we hope that he will soon be able to attend his patients.

Deputy Hugh Phillips arrested John Beverly (colored) and took him to Deming's Bridge, Saturday, where he was tried before Justice Keller. Defendant refused to work on the road. He was fined and placed in jail.

Last week I failed to mention some improvements in and about Ashby. Messrs. Henry Jennings and John Dickert erected a suspension bridge across the ravine near the church and also a stile over a fence, both of which are great conveniences to the public. If we had a few more such boys, Ashby would be a thriving city in twelve months.

The remains of grandmother Byler were laid to rest in the cemetery Monday morning. Deceased was 73 years old and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She has lived with her son for several years up to the time of her death which occurred Saturday. She was sick only a few days. This neighborhood joins me in extending condolence to the bereaved family.

While the first item in last weeks Anglings was very appropriate, it was not the idea intended. Pansa realizes now what a poor penman she is and will have to study that art, or the editor will have to wear his glasses in the future. It was very embarrassing to have the editor turn the joke on his correspondent. However, "poor Eve" has forgotten her loneliness since Adam's return.

If you would raise your boys right, live in the country. Here at Ashby we have a good Sunday school, and not more than half a dozen boys in the whole neighborhood are not members of this school. They are kind hearted, sympathetic and willing to do anything to help those in trouble. We are proud of our boys and never let an opportunity pass to praise them, which encourages them to be better boys.

Pansa

Matagorda County Tribune, February 11, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings
By Pansa

The sick are improving in health.

J. H. McClure was here last week.

The schooner Empress is at Port Lavaca.

Monday was a busy day for our blacksmith.

Julian Harvey and wife are visiting relatives here.

County Assessor Geo. B. Culver was here on Monday.

The schooner J. E. Pierce sailed today for Port Lavaca.

J. E. Pierce went to attend to his interests in the lower country, Monday.

Mr. Teague and family from Deming's Bridge, were at Ashby, Monday.

Farmers are taking advantage of the good weather and are putting in crops.

A. H. Meeks and wife were over, Monday, shopping and having some blacksmithing done.

Mrs. J. E. Pierce and Mrs. E. E. Scott, of Deming's Bridge, were calling in this neighborhood on Monday.

The iron drawbridge had two wheels broken last week which prevents it being drawn for boats to pass, but we expect to have it repaired soon.

Two young men named Webb and Stale passed through Ashby last week, on their way to see the latter's brother who lives below here on the bay.

Last Friday night a few of our jolly young people assembled at the home of Mr. Kelly and had a grand time, so they say. Owing to the bad weather not so many were there as were expected.

J. L. Pybus came down on Saturday for medical treatment. While working with machinery at the Trespalacios gin, Saturday, he was accidentally struck in the eye with a red-hot iron, inflicting a very painful wound.

On her way across the bay from Port Lavaca, during those stormy winds, the steamer El Vaquero had several barrels washed overboard, and Mr. Sterne, a passenger, also fell overboard but saved himself by catching a rope near him.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 4, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings
By Pansa

Several drummers here last week.

F. Cornelius attended church here on Sunday.

E. Wylie did some work for our merchant, Monday.

W. E. Moore bought 25 acres of land from R. Hamlin (col).

Rev. W. T. Nicholson conducted services at El Campo, Sunday.

Miss Ida Dickert visited at Deming's Bridge, Tuesday and Wednesday.

W. L. Wells left last week, for Hill county to attend to some business.

Mr. and Mrs. Wylie and Mrs. Coble went to Deming's Bridge, Monday.

Rev. Callaway preached here on Sunday and returned home on Monday.

Miss Mattie Williams visited the home folks on Saturday and Sunday.

Prof. McClary and Henry Jennings went to Bay City the latter part of the week.

Mr. Carrington did some surveying for W. E. Moore and Richard Hamlin, Saturday.

School in the Dawdy community closed on account of the children having to work in the fields.

Henry Jennings is having a siege with chills and fever. Just like Henry to want to be odd.

Rev. W. R. Nicholson represented Ashby at the Endeavor social at Mr. Jordan's last Wednesday evening. The disagreeable weather disappointed many.

Last Friday evening a "hen" party was given at Mrs. Smith's. Of course some of the boys caught on to the racket, and appeared on the scene just as refreshments (eggs) were being served, causing a stampede, which after shrieks and much confusion ended in an old fashioned game of "Black man" in which the young men indulged. Never mind the "hens" will steal a march on you fellows next time.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 25, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

By Pansa

Spring beautiful (?) spring.

Just a little shower is what the farmers sing.

Mr. and Mrs. Sims visited at R. G. Kuykendall's last week.

Rev. Nicholson filled his appointment at Carancahua, Sunday.

H. E. Moore came down today to take some acknowledgements.

J. P. Keller, of Bay City, attended the Box supper on Friday evening.

Mrs. John Rowles and Miss Lucy visited Mrs. P. Dawdy on Wednesday.

Saturday night the young folks met at Mr. Dunbar's and spent a very social time.

Andy McClary and family, from Edna, visited his brother, the Professor, last week.

Mrs. Rowles and popular daughters attended League services here, last Sunday.

The box supper was quite a success, considering that nearly all present were Asbyites.

Kirk Moore and wife spent several days visiting the homefolks, returning on Monday.

Mrs. W. E. Moore attended a meeting of the "Eastern Star" at Deming's Bridge, Saturday.

W. H. and Arthur Wheeler, of Trespalacios, and Ernest Smith, of Hawley, attended the box supper.

Three drummers representing leading dry goods houses were around last week soliciting orders for spring goods.

Miss E. I. Moore has returned to Ashby, having just closed a six months school, and is visiting her niece, Mrs. R. G. Kuykendall.

Thursday night the famous show which has recently made a tour through the county, gave an entertainment at the school house.

John Lovett arrived last week, from Trinity county, and with his brother William has gone to work for Mr. Vancleave, in the lower country.

Willie Wells went to El Campo, Thursday, to meet his grandfather, but returned on Saturday alone. Mr. Wells came by way of Port Lavaca.

Now that business is dull with our M. D., owing to the exceptionally good health that prevails, rather than be idle he has put in a cotton patch, wherewith he employs his vacation.

It is not necessary to say how much we like The Tribune, the editor knows our sentiments. To say it was the best county paper in Texas would not be doing it justice, and Pansa takes great pride in contributing her little mite; feeling that "She hath done what she could."

Matagorda County Tribune, April 1, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

By Pansa.

Farmers are cutting hay.

The Empress sailed on Monday.

The J. E. Pierce is expected in port.

Fred McC. Robbins came up today on business.

Prof. Jennings left last week to attend the Summer Normal at Edna.

The Wilson creek school opened last Monday--Miss Sterne is teacher.

Owing to the high water Rev. Callaway did not preach here on Sunday.

Owing to the dry; hot weather there is some sickness in the neighborhood.

The Yacht Nomad has undergone repairs and is now ready for the summer outings.

Mrs. John Rawls and interesting daughter, Sallie, visited Mrs. P. Dawdy the first of the week.

Great preparations are being made to celebrate a wedding to take place in the near future. Guess.

We are in receipt of an invitation to an ice cream social at Deming's Bridge on Wednesday evening.

The Ashby Sunday School will give its annual picnic sometime the fore part of July; exact date will appear in next issue.

After several weeks absence, I beg to say I have not ceased to be a reader of the dear old Tribune and am glad to again send in my items which have been supplied each week during my absence by my worthy substitute.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 24, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings.
By Pansa.

June 27, 1899.

Rain at last!

Mr. VanCleave came up on Monday after supplies.

Mrs. Geo. Arnett is visiting friends and relatives here.

Capt. Hicks, with the fine schooner J. E. Pierce is in port.

Mr. Wallace and family returned from Edna last week.

Miss Lucy Powell is visiting Mrs. P. Dawdy, down on the river.

Dr. Moore, Prof. McClary and Hugh Phillips have been cutting hay.

Wagon loads of people pass every day on their way to and from the bay.

Dr. Moore and D. Dunbar attended Woodman's meeting, Saturday night.

Rev. Nicholson left on Friday to help conduct the Carancahua campmeeting.

Willie Wallace returned to Bay City after several days visiting with friends here.

J. P. Pierce's steamboat, the El Vaquero, has just received repairs in the form of new machinery.

Several parties from the Dawdy neighborhood are attending the Carancahua campmeeting.

Mr. Kelley and son Fred left, the first of the week, on a tour through the western part of the state.

Mrs. Cold and daughters, Misses Mattie and Julia, arrived, Saturday, on a visit to Mrs. Tom Williams.

Saturday night the young folks met at Mrs. Smith's and enjoyed a good social evening and a feast of ice cream.

The mosquitoes are very bad on the river--said to be worse than ever before known. However, Ashby gets but a very small sample.

Carrington Park and Ben Moore, of Stockdale, were here on Monday. These young men are much liked and in days gone by resided here. We are glad to see them again.

Miss Maide Dunbar returned Sunday after several weeks visit to Port Lavaca, and was accompanied by Miss Cora Gyle and Miss Ollie Dunbar, who will visit her several weeks.

Quite a number from here are attending the campmeeting among the number are Ernest Wylie and lady, Mr. Nicholson and family, Mrs. W. E. Moore, Mrs. Hugh Phillips and Hamilton Moore.

Mr. Editor, The Tribune force has a special invitation to attend the picnic on the 4th. We shall be very glad to see you present on that occasion. Hurray, for The Tribune! Long may she live--We can't do without it.

[The Tribune force highly appreciate the cordial invitation and much regret that it did not reach them in time and under conditions that would have admitted of their attendance. As the weather conditions may have caused a postponement of the picnic, we omit the program.]

Matagorda County Tribune, July 8, 1899
 


Ashby Anglings

Mrs. Addie Spoor is quite sick.

J. E. Pierce was here this week.

Rev. Callaway filled his appointment here Sunday.

Hugh Phillips has been digging a well on his farm

Z. T. Partain came in from Beeville, this week, on business.

Mrs. Kelley entertained the ice cream crowd, Tuesday night.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams on July 13th a daughter.

R. Gill Kuykendall lost his saddle horse last week, to charbon.

Robinson (the piano tuner) repaired instruments here on Saturday.

Miss Lucy Nicholson attended singing at Hawley, Thursday night.

W. K. Keller came down on his wheel, Sunday, and attended service.

Mrs. Cold arrived, Sunday, on a visit to her granddaughter, Mrs. T. Williams.

Grandma Pybus came up from Matagorda, Saturday, on her way to Hawley.

Jas. Lothridge and Miss Agnes Pybus attended eleven o'clock service here last Sunday.

There is to be an entertainment at the church on Thursday night for the benefit of the flood sufferers.

The young ladies of Lower Ashby were out serenading Saturday night. Why was it some refused to claim the honor? Girls don't be discouraged, for Dr. really liked it.

The Empress came up yesterday from the bay with Mr. Poole's family, Nolan Keller and family and several others who have been out for a week, enjoying the salt breeze. They report having had a capital time.

Mr. Pierce has a force of men rebuilding his dams that were washed away by the recent floods. Mr. Pierce is one of those men who is ever ready to help the poor man by giving him work. "It's an ill wind that blows nobody good."

Ernest and John Dickert and Hamilton Moore went to the bay, last week, on the Nomad. Said they had a splendid time, caught a great many trout and flounders and had no girls along to be in the way. Since then, however, some of them have decided it would be the proper thing to go with the fair sex.

W. E. Moore has in his yard a peach tree called an ornamental peach, which has never born fruit until this year. One was measured and its dimensions were 9 x 9 1/2 inches. Mr. Editor might have gotten some had it not been for the hungry children. [God bless the children! They have the first claim.--Editor.]

On last Wednesday night, July 12th, Mr. Willie Green and Miss Carrie Moore were married at the bride's home. Rev. Norris officiating. The groom is a native of Matagorda, while the bride lives at Ashby and is one of the most popular among her race. The decorations were in the national colors, being tastefully arranged by Miss Sterne. A bountiful supper was served and a platform erected for dancing. The bride wore white with pink trimmings; the groom was attired in conventional style. This has been pronounced the most elaborate wedding the colored people have ever arranged.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 22, 1899
 


ASHBY ANGLINGS.

By Pansa.

Hay hands and cotton pickers are busy.

Dr. Moore's foot is very much improved.

R. Gill Kuykendall went to Victoria this week after horses.

Miss. E. I. Moore is visiting her niece, Mrs. R. Gill. Kuykendall.

Miss Nonie Keller is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. D. Williams.

Farmers are jubilant over the prospects of a big cotton crop.

There was cottage prayer meeting Friday night at W. E. Moore's.

W. D. Williams and family visited Saturday and Sunday at Hawley.

Schooner J. E. Pierce arrived Wednesday with merchandise and lumber.

Uncle Jack Elliott and wife are visiting at El Campo and Wharton this week.

Howard Dunbar and family returned to Port Lavaca Sunday on the J. E. Pierce.

Steamer El Vaquero towed the Empress down to Johnson City on Tuesday loaded with gin machinery for J. P. Pierce.

Last Thursday the neighborhood was startled by news that Aunt Rosa Farris was dead. She was found lying on the ground face downwards, as if she had fallen from her chair in the doorway - and had, from all appearances, been dead several hours. Her health seemed much better and the neighbors had seen her the day before. She was very old - no one knew her age. Her remains were laid to rest in the Wilson Creek cemetery. Peace to her ashes!

Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1899
 


ASHBY ANGLINGS.

By Pansa.

Hay hands and cotton pickers are busy.

Dr. Moore's foot is very much improved.

R. Gill Kuykendall went to Victoria this week after horses.

Miss. E. I. Moore is visiting her niece, Mrs. R. Gill. Kuykendall.

Miss Nonie Keller is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. D. Williams.

Farmers are jubilant over the prospects of a big cotton crop.

There was cottage prayer meeting Friday night at W. E. Moore's.

W. D. Williams and family visited Saturday and Sunday at Hawley.

Schooner J. E. Pierce arrived Wednesday with merchandise and lumber.

Uncle Jack Elliott and wife are visiting at El Campo and Wharton this week.

Howard Dunbar and family returned to Port Lavaca Sunday on the J. E. Pierce.

Steamer El Vaquero towed the Empress down to Johnson City on Tuesday loaded with gin machinery for J. P. Pierce.

Last Thursday the neighborhood was startled by news that Aunt Rosa Farris was dead. She was found lying on the ground face downwards, as if she had fallen from her chair in the doorway - and had, from all appearances, been dead several hours. Her health seemed much better and the neighbors had seen her the day before. She was very old - no one knew her age. Her remains were laid to rest in the Wilson Creek cemetery. Peace to her ashes!

Weekly Visitor, January 5, 1900
 


ASHBY WHISPERINGS

Mrs. J. J. Smith was quite sick this week.

Mr. Rich moved to his new home Saturday.

There was a dance at Earnest Dawdy's Friday night.

Born, to Deputy Sheriff Hugh Phillips and wife a girl.

Ashby school opened Monday after a week's vacation.

Deputy Hugh Phillips has rented land from J. J. Smith.

J. R. Wylie sold a span of mules to W. E. Moore last week.

Miss Vera Moore spent a few days with Mrs. Arnett this week.

Miss Madie Dunbar and Mrs. Addie Coble visited Hawley Tuesday.

C. E. Smith and wife, of Hawley, are visiting homefolks this week.

Miss Dora Moore is spending a few days with W. E. Moore and family.

T. F. Dickert and son, John, were hauling posts from Mr. Meeks' this week.

Mrs. Ella Arnett is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Kuykendall.

Mrs. Smith's renter, Mr. Jones, became dissatisfied and moved to Mr. Pool's place.

T. C. McClary and family left for east Texas Thursday. We all regret very much to lose them.

Dr. Moore has failed to rent his place and says he will have to get married if he can't get a renter.

There was a party at Dave Baxter's Friday night. The young people always enjoy themselves at Mr. Baxter's.

Prof. Jennings and Earnest Dickert returned to Cash's creek Sunday and some of our girls are looking lonely.

John Dickert, Ham Moore, Prof. Jennings and Earnest Dickert spent a few days on the bay this week fishing and hunting.

John Spoor went to Caranchua Wednesday to be present at the marriage of his niece, Miss Ida Harris, to Mr. George Owens.

Quite a large crowd met at D. Dunbar's Thursday night and tendered Bro. Calloway with a nice supply of the necessaries of life.

J. A. Shirley, D. Powell, Rev. Powell, Willie Cornelius, Earnest Smith and Jas. Partain attended the pound party at D. Dunbar's Thursday night.

The crowd who attended the Christmas tree at Caranchua from this place were Misses Madie, Anita and Kate Dunbar, Mrs. Addie Coble, Misses Ida Dickert, Oce and Vera Moore, Minnie and Lizzie Phillips, Lucy Nicholson, and Messrs. Earnest Dickert, John Spoor, E. P. Wells, Hugh Phillips, Clarence Nicholson and Dr. Moore.

LYGIA.

Weekly Visitor, January 5, 1900
 


Ashby Anglings
By Pansa

J. M. Sims was over last week.

Tom Holland went to Bay City Saturday.

Robinson, the piano tuner, was here Monday.

Mrs. Clay Moore visited her parents last week.

Mrs. Coble and little daughter are visiting at Hawley.

Nolan Ryman was very sick last week, but has recovered.

D. N. and Howard Dunbar are putting up their winter hay.

Kirk Moore was transacting business on the west side last week.

Clay Baker was up Monday and took back a load of cotton pickers.

W. M. Kuykendall and daughter, Mrs. Ellis K. Arnett, went to Victoria Monday.

Bro. Nicholson and son Clarence left Friday with race horses for the San Antonio fair.

John Dickert left last week for the western cotton fields, he being an expert cotton picker.

Frank Showaker has been laid up all week with rheumatism from which he suffers a great deal.

Fish are said to be plentiful in the bay and with high tides we hope to catch them from the creek soon.

Bud Williams and nephew Mr. Willard from Ft. Bend county are visiting T. J. and W. D. Williams.

Miss Victoria Smith of Hawley attended the Literary Friday night, and visited friends here a few days.

The schooner Empress has been treated to a new set of sails, which adds to her beauty and pleases the captain.

R. G. Kuykendall bought the blacksmith shop, with all the tools, set it on wagons and hauled it home Monday, where he will open up for business.

Now that all the boys have gone, the girls have also taken the craze. At least it looks that way. However, there will be left a remnant of both sexes.

Miss Annie Dunbar, a popular young lady of our community, left on Sunday for Belton, where she enters Baylor college. While we regret losing this sweet young lady from our midst, we rejoice over her good fortune and wish her success.

On last Tuesday regardless of the attention of skilled physicians, Leta, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Walton, closed her eyes in death. The little body was laid to rest in the Ashby Cemetery, mid many sympathizing friends. May God comfort the parents.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 19, 1900
 


Ashby Anglings

(Arrived too late for last week.)

Mrs. Goble and Miss Olive Dunbar went to El Campo last week.

T. F. Dickert and Frank Showaker went to El Campo last week.

Hugh Phill ...from Dr. Scott last week.

Hamilton Moore left last week, to resume his studies at Peacock's school.

There was an ice cream party at D. N. Dunbar's Friday night everyone reports an enjoyable time.

Mrs. R. G. Kuykendall and children and Miss E. I. Moore visited at Ashby and Trespalacios Friday.

A heavy wind and rain storm struck here Saturday night, doing a good deal of damage, blowing down trees and fences.

Miss S. B. Sterne, the teacher of the colored school, was called home to Port Lavaca, Thursday, to be with her father who is not expected to live.

Mrs. S.[T.] J. [Elizabeth] Holland, an aged lady died at her home at Johnston City, Monday morning. The remains were laid to rest in the Hawley cemetery, Tuesday morning.

A. Jefferson (colored) has bought the cottage formerly owned by John Miller at Hawley. He has moved it down to his place on the creek and will soon have it up again.

Dr. Scott was here last week on business. Prof. Jennings, who has been sick for the past week, left on Saturday last, for a two weeks visit to his father in Hill Co., afterwards he will return and take charge of the Cashes Creek school for the coming term.

Ashby Epworth League will have a literary entertainment on Friday night, Sept. 14, when the following programme will be rendered:--

Song, Prayer, Scripture, Song,
Select Reading.............................J. P. Spoor
Recitation............................Miss Ida Dickert
Song...............Misses Ollie and Kate Dunbar
Recitation...........................Miss Cora Baxter
Select Reading.................Miss Annie Dunbar
Song, Recitation..........................Sallie Wells
Song...............................Mrs. Ella K. Arnett
Select Reading...................Miss Veta Moore
Recitation..........................Mrs. Hugh Phillips
Song        Benediction

Matagorda County Tribune, September 21, 1900
 


Ashby Anglings
By S. S.

Capt. Roach went to Markham Thursday.

C. Morris made a trip to El Campo Thursday.

Dr. Moore was down from Markham Wednesday.

J. P. Spoore [Spoor] of Tres Palacios was here trading, Monday.

Spivy McNeil of Markham called at D. Dunbar’s Friday.

Mr. Brown of New York, a friend of Capt. Roach, visiting him this week.

Capt. Alvin has sold his boat, the “Evaline,” to his mate Capt. White.

Capt. Hicks of the J. E. Pierce brought up freight Saturday for C. E. Smith & Son.

Barney Smith of Bay City was here several days this week, subpoenaing witnesses.

Messrs. Moore and Edgar Hodges of Markham visited Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hicks, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson, who have been visiting relatives in Grayson county, returned Sunday.

C. H. Gyle, D. N. Dunbar, Julian Harvey and J. J. Smith attended court in Bay City Monday.

There is a sweet baby boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wylie. We wish for him a long and useful life.

Walter Ramsey, assistant engineer of the Plotner-Stoddard Canal Co., left Monday for Houston to visit relatives.

Justice John F. Lewis performed the ceremony Saturday for Minnie Rounds Lawson and Cope Alinice, (colored).

Mr. Hughes of Dallas was down this week consulting with his partner, Capt. Roach, concerning their interests here.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Neal and Mr. and Mrs. Allen left Friday for Palacios on a prospecting and also pleasure trip.

Julian Harvey went to Matagorda Wednesday. He has bought lots at Palacios is preparing to build his residence there.

The colored people here celebrated their emancipation by giving a nice supper. A crowd of white people attended.

The sociable given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Dunbar Thursday evening was very much enjoyed by those in attendance. Cake and lemonade were served.

Brenham Fritzner of Bay City, who is book-keeper for the Plotner-Stoddard Canal Co, visited Mr. and Mrs. Millikin, at the Buckeye farm, Sunday.

From some cause Bro. Payne failed to meet his appointment here Sunday, however we had several songs and prayers and Sunday school in the afternoon and singing at night. Excuse Bro. Payne please. [New boy at his house-only boy in a family of four children.—Editor.]

B. F. Keeling of Hawley spent Wednesday night here with relatives. He was to leave Friday for Bee county, where he has bought a nice home, three miles from Beeville. There is a fine crop on the place, which he is going to look after. His family will go the last of July or August.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 26, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings

By S. S.

D. N. Dunbar went to Hawley Friday.

C. T. Nicholson went to Midfields Monday.

Capt. Roach went to Bay City Saturday.

Woods Morris went to Matagorda Saturday.

The Ashby boys organized a base ball team Saturday.

Mrs. D. Dunbar and Dr. Pickle are among the sick ones this week.

The sloop Mystery came up Saturday with freight for our merchants.

Mrs. Charles Morris and children are spending this week in Bay City.

The Plotner-Stoddard Canal company commenced pumping water Juy 17th.

Mr. Silverstein, the peddler, came by Wednesday on his way from Markham.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen have gone to Bay City to reside for an indefinite time.

Mrs. W. S. Millikin will leave tomorrow for a several weeks visit to relatives in Houston.

Dr. C. Pickle and family have moved to the old Wells place, now owned by Dr. Richey of Iowa.

Miss Jennie Eidman has been visiting her sister Mrs. V. O. Ford, of Bay City, for several days.

Willie Evans of Tres Palacios and Jimmie Harris of Carancahua were down Wednesday after corn.

The steamer Old Rip came up Wednesday loaded with cement for the Plotner-Stoddard company.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith are now domiciled in the Miss E. I. Moore cottage at old Ashby. Mrs. Smith has been on the puny list several days.

Dr. Moore of Hawley came down twice this week to see Mrs. Robert O’Neal who has been ill for more than a week. She is much better at this writing.

The H. E. Moore and B. J. Hadley case was transferred to district court. We were wrongly informed last week about Mr. Moore being here. He did not come.

The long looked for engine for the Trespalacios pumping plant has come at last, and is now on the road from the station.

Arrangements are being made to change the mail route so we hope to soon get our mail by way of Bay City instead of El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Poole and children of El Campo passed through Wednesday on their way to visit J. P. Pierce and family.

Our sweet little friend, Vernon Keeling, of Hawley, is visiting her little cousins, Clinton Smith and Ermine and Eddie Partain.

Mrs. Cryer of Normana, Texas, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert O’Neal. She was accompanied by her little daughter Maud.

J. S. Robertson hauled his household goods to Midfields and will ship them to Taylor county, where he and his family will soon go to reside.

L. Dorsey is trying to prove that the chickens crow at ten in the evening instead of four in the morning. He says the clocks strike wrong, too.

Rev. W. T. Nicholson of Smithville came down Friday to visit home folks a few days. He will leave here Tuesday for Whitesboro, Texas., where he is going to assist in a meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Williams and W. T. Kuykendall all went to Bay City Monday by way of Long Mott. Mrs. Williams and little daughter, Veta, will go from there to Houston where they will visit Dr. Lunn and family.

Messrs. Plotner and Stoddard of Dayton, Ohio, spent part of this week at the Buckeye Farm, of which they are the proprietors. In company with Mr. Chillson of Bay City they took a trip to Matagorda on the steamer, Old Rip, Saturday.

T. F. Dickert left for Bridgman, Texas, and from there he will go to Lindale, Smith county, to visit his brother. Some of his friends are all curiosity to know if he is going to bring some one home with him. Bro. Hennessee says he must have gone on very important business or he would not have left the campmeeting.

Quite a number of Ashbyites attended the campmeeting at Hawley Sunday and Sunday night. Bro. W. T. Nicholson preached at eleven Sunday morning and Rev. Annis of Edna preached in the afternoon. We met many old friends we had not seen for a long time. Among them were our dear friends, Misses Annie Vaught of Field’s Store, Mattie Mersfelder of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Morrow. The latter we had not seen in seven years.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 24, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings

By S. S.

Ernest Smith made a trip Friday up near Midfields.

Hugh Eidman and Dick Lewis went to Bay City this week.

J. H. Logan of Hawley was down at the store Wednesday.

D. E. Griffin and Lon Fagg and family left Monday for north Texas.

Capt. J. W. Roach left for Dallas Tuesday, 28th, and returned Monday.

The schooner Casatromposta came up Monday with freight for J. P. Pierce.

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Harvey returned Thursday from a few days visit to Port Lavaca.

Walter Allen came over from Bay City Tuesday after the remainder of his household goods.

Mrs. Kate Warren of Hungerford is visiting the families of D. C. Napper and T. J. and W. D. Williams.

Joe James of Cash’s Creek brought a load of freight from El Campo Wednesday, for C. E. Smith & Son.

Mrs. Robt. O’Neal and mother, Mrs. Cryer, and little daughter Maud left Friday for Mineral, the home of Mrs. Cryer.

Mrs. William Douglas returned to Bay City Friday. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Williams and children.

Mrs. Nave of Pierce is down, spending a few days with her husband, G. W. Nave, who is looking after the A. H. Pierce cattle.

Dr. Moore of Markham was called Thursday to see his baby, Littleton, who was ill at the home of his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar. We are pleased to say he is well again.

Bro. Hennessee preached at Ashby Sunday instead of Hawley. The change was not generally known at Ashby, hence several persons would have been there, had they known of the appointment.

The Baptist meeting will begin on the nineteenth of this month, and Bro. Armstrong will be assisted by Rev. Stevens, of El Campo. We hope every one will come who can, and let us do our part towards having a good meeting.

J. P. Pierce has made several trips up the Trespalacios this week, with his steamer, which was formerly the yacht Nomad, owned by Capt. W. E. Moore, A. B. Pierce and R. G. Kuykendall. It is a nice little steamer and makes quick trips. He tows a large barge, which was loaded with wood for his home at Johnson City. The boat keeps the old name Nomad.

The sad news reached the Ashby rice planters July 28, that the machinery for the Trespalacios pumping plant has been put in wrong. It runs backward. It will now be impossible to get it all remodeled in time for this year. However, the last machinists who have come think probably they will get one pump ready to run in three weeks. The poor farmers are wearing sad faces. They feel sure the water will come too late to save their rice.

Our esteemed friend, Mr. Keeling of Hawley, came down Friday and his little nieces, Clinton Smith and Ermine and Eddie Partain, returned home with him and stayed over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Keeling and their lovely little flock accompanied them home. This makes their farewell visit before their departure for Beeville. There is not a family in this part of the county who is more respected and loved than that of Mr. Keeling; hence, their many Ashby friends were sad at the thought of their leaving. Mr. Keeling is delighted with Bee county. He says instead of feeling doltish on rising in the morning he feels like “pitching.” We can imagine it would be an amusing sight to see him do that.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 7, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings

By S. S.

Old Rip came up Monday.

Hugh Eidman went to Bay City Friday.

Dr. Pickle made a trip to Midfields Tuesday.

D. N. Dunbar has four head of good mules for sale.

Ernest Nicholson and Eddie Partain are on the puny list.

Walter Penny left Thursday for Weimar to visit his parents.

The Negroes are having a protracted meeting on Wilson creek.

Some have commenced preparing their gardens for fall planting.

Let everyone attend the meeting which convenes on the nineteenth of August.

There are four vacant houses at Ashby now and we hope to soon see them occupied.

Oh what a rain we had Monday the 10th. However, our faithful postrider came.

Paul? Rivers, colored, who has lived here for some time, died at Danevang of fever.

Peaches are scarce around Ashby and the few for sale are selling at a dollar per bushel.

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hicks left for Markham Wednesday, where they will reside for a while.

Several bridges have been built on the Trespalacios canal this week and the flood gates are being put in.

Miss Annie Vaught came down from Hawley Sunday to visit her many Ashby friends. She was accompanied by W. K. Keller.

F. Showaker returned Saturday from Trespalacios, where he had been several days assisting Mr. Baxter, who is preparing to move to Palacios.

Miss Emma Lewis returned home Tuesday. She visited Austin, Taylor and Lockhart while gone. She said her visit all around was very pleasant.

Perry and Joe Hill will go to El Campo this week, where they will join their parents and sisters in a trip to the Nation, where they are all going to reside.

Mr. Davenport of Markham came down Sunday, the 2nd, to bring James O’Neal who was returning from his visit to Mineral.

Capts. Roach and Jno. F. Lewis, D. N. Dunbar, C. Morris, D. A. O’Neal and I. J. Smith went to Bay City and back Tuesday. They went by way of Long Mott.

Mrs. Dr. Moore and baby, Littleton, returned to their home at Markham Friday. They were accompanied by Mr. Dunbar and children Lois and Calvin. Lois will stay several days.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith visited some friends and their farm at Hawley and also went to Midfields Thursday. They say Midfields is growing rapidly and that there is the finest crop on their farm they have ever seen for several years.

The farmers on the Plotner-Stoddard canal are delighted over their fine prospects for a rice crop, and Messrs. Richards and Millikin receive great praise for their good management and close attention to business, which from all accounts they richly deserve.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Spoor and children, of Tres Palacios, made a very pleasant call at the post office Tuesday evening. We suppose they will be called Ashbyites now, as there is no longer any post office at Trespalacios, and they will come to Ashby for their mail.

The writer is indebted to some one for a beautiful book, “Triumphant America and Her New Possessions.” We haven’t the least idea who sent it. However we heartily thank the kind donor, and if his eyes chance to fall on this he may rest assured his gift is highly appreciated.

Hugh Eidman went to the railroad Tuesday to take his brothers, Craft and U. S., who left for Iago on a visit to their brother and family. They failed to find Long Mott and went on to Midfields to take the train. Long Mott is about four miles south of Midfields and is several miles nearer for the Ashby people.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 14, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings

By S. S.

We had another nice rain Sunday.

John Dickert went to Markham Tuesday.

D. N. Dunbar was in Bay City Wednesday.

Walter Penny returned from Weimar Sunday.

J. H. Nicholson had a fine mare to die this week.

The schooner J. E. Pierce came up Thursday.

The steamer Nomad came up Thursday.

Little Clinton Smith has a very sore arm, caused by a burn.

Mrs. V. E. Eidman and sons, Craft and C. S., returned from Iago Wednesday.

Miss Annie Vaught returned to Hawley Thursday, accompanied by W. K. Keller.

C. E. and J. J. Smith made a trip to Midfields Saturday after freight for the store.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wheeler and baby came down Saturday and joined the sailing party.

J. P. Pierce turned the water on his rice field last week. He has his pumping plant on the Johnson timber slough.

Mr. Nave was bitten by a spider and suffered very much for several days, and is now carrying his arm in a sling.

Dr. Moore, of Markham, was called Saturday to the bedside of Miss Letitia Lewis, who, we are sorry to say, is very ill.

Capt. Roach and J. A. Partain went to Bay City Saturday. They were accompanied by C. C. McElrath, who will go from there to his home in Houston.

Quite a number from Ashby attended the ice-cream supper given by Mr. and Mrs. Baxter at Trespalacios for the benefit of the M. E. Church at this place. A nice sum was realized.

Capt. Hicks, not being able to go to Port Lavaca Monday, asked C. H. Gyle to take charge of his schooner and go down for him. He was accompanied by Floyd Lewis and Arthur Wheeler.

T. F. Dickert returned home Sunday, the 9th, from a several weeks’ visit to his daughter, Mrs. Alexander, of Hill county, and his brother in Smith county. He reports a delightful time, and brought back some of Smith county’s fine fruit.

Capt. Hicks, of the J. E. Pierce, carried a sailing party down on the bay Saturday and returned Sunday evening. We failed to get the names of all who went; however, Miss Rogers and a lady friend from Cash’s creek were among the number.

J. J. Smith and children, Harold and Lurline, went to Long Mott to meet some old Ellis county friends, Mrs. M. G. McElrath and son, Charles, and little grandson, Leonard McElrath. Their friends here are delighted to meet them again. Mr. McElrath visited here two years ago, but it has been fourteen years since the friends of Mrs. McElrath had seen her.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 21, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

C. E. Smith went to Midfields Friday, after freight.

Robert O’Neal is spending a few weeks with his wife at Mineral.

Miss Emma Lewis and Capt. Roach went to Bay City Saturday.

Messrs. Landry, Thomason and Davis left for Bay City this week.

D. A. O’Neal returned Tuesday from a three weeks trip to Mineral.

The steamer Nomad has made several trips up this week after wood.

Mrs. J. P. Pierce and children are visiting Mrs. Dr. Lunn of Houston.

Mr. Davenport, of Markham, attended church here Wednesday and Sunday.

Ernest Smith made a trip to Midfields Wednesday, after freight for the store.

Hamilton and Ashby Moore of Port Lavaca are attending the meeting here this week.

T. J. Williams came by Monday on his way to see Dr. Pickle about a sick horse.

Mrs. Annie O’Neal returned from Mineral Sunday where she has been visiting her daughter.

We are sorry to say W. D. Williams has lost another horse. A two year old colt died this week.

Scott Yeamans is back again from the Territory. He will make his home on Cash’s creek, for a while.

C. Fowler Charliss will leave Tuesday for Houston where we suppose he will reside, and he is through with his work here.

W. K .Keller and wife of Hawley and little sister, Theresa Jordan, of Carancahua, came down to the meeting Wednesday night.

The rice is needing rain badly again. The Trespalacios pumping plant they think will be ready to begin pumping Wednesday.

Mr. Dunbar went to Markham Friday after his little daughter, Lois, who had been gone three weeks visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Moore, of that place.

Mr. Taylor of Hawley brought the mail down Thursday for Mr. Highborg as the latter wished to attend the funeral of one of his friends, at Danevang.

Mrs. M. G. McElrath and little grandson, Leonard, left Thursday for Houston where they will spend several weeks before returning to their home in Waxahachie. Their two weeks stay was highly enjoyed by their friends, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith and family.

Mrs. Townsend and daughter, Miss Georgia, of Salado, and Miss Benna Magee and brother Walter, of Hawley, have been staying with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Spoor and attending the meeting.

Those among the puny this week are John Moore, Mesdames Elizabeth and C. E. Smith, D. Dunbar, T. F. Dickert, C. H. Gyle and Mrs. Harvey’s baby, Ardella. We hope to soon see them up again.

The visitors who attended church Sunday were J. H. Logan, Gwynne Dixon, Lonie Cornelius, John Duffy and Hamilton and Ed. Smith, of Hawley, Spivey McNeal of Markham, Darrel Jorean of Carancahua, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Yeamans and family, and Misses Rogers and Phillips of Cash’s creek, Mrs. Arthur Wheeler and sister, Miss Jessie Logan, and Mr. and Mrs. George Dixon.

Rev. J. B. Armstrong, of Eagle Lake, began a series of meetings here Monday night, 17th, and closed Sunday night. He preached some soul stirring sermons and was given good attention by the congregation. While there were not many visible results, we believe that great good was done. He will preach here again on the second Sunday night. He will preach at Hawley in the forenoon and afternoon of the same day. The Baptist people are very thankful to the Methodists for the use of their house and also for their help in the meeting. Bro. Hennessee was with us a few days and left Saturday for Carancahua where he was to preach Sunday.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 4, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Miss Jennie Eidman is visiting in Weimar.

Hugh Eidman is visiting in San Antonio.

Robert O’Neal returned from Beeville Tuesday.

Little Veta and Irene Williams are on the sick list this week.

Capt. Hicks of the J. E. Pierce left for Port Lavaca, Wednesday.

Dr. Pickle made a business visit to Bay City Tuesday and returned Friday.

We have had several good rains this week, which still keeps the rice alive.

The schooner Louisa came up Saturday with the monument for Mrs. Kate Moore.

Mayor Cabell and Ben Davis of the Tres Palacios Irrigation Co., came in Tuesday evening.

J. A. Partain and son, Forrest, went with C. E. Smith to Midfields, Thursday, after freight.

Guy Eidman of Ft. Worth spent three weeks here visiting his mother, Mrs. V. E. Eidman and family.

Hamilton Moore and Ernest Smith went to Bay City Tuesday, Hamilton will remain there for an indefinite time.

A number of Missourians came down to Danevang Wednesday and made a deal on two thousand acres of land southeast of that place.

This is Sept. 7th and they have not started the pump at the Trespalacios plant yet. The smoke stack blew down and putting that up again hindered them several days.

J. P. Pierce and a party of six of his Wharton friends spent several days on the bay last week. They went on his steamer Nomad and visited Palacios, the gulf and many other places.

Hermon Dasby will leave Monday, the 7, for Waco where he will enter Adran [Adrian?] College. Many good wishes follow him. His mother, Mrs. W. S. Millikin will accompany him to Waco, though she will return in a few days.

“Aunt” Jane Lacy, colored, was found dead in her bed Monday morning, Sept. 7th. She seemed perfectly well the day before. However she has suffered of heart trouble for some time. “Aunt Jane” will be missed by her many white friends, as she was well thought of by all and was a great help to many of us in sickness.

F. M. and B. J. Moore, have lost several head of cattle of something like charbon. F. S. and Fred Mc. C. Robbins, have also lost a good many cattle, about fourteen head of their registered cattle have died, besides a good many of their other cattle. They do not know what is causing their death. They do not seem to suffer any and lie down like they are going to sleep and die while down. They have also lost several head of horses.

We understand that Mr. Lawson of Matagorda, F. S. Robbins and P. R. Dawdy have each given fifty acres of land and J. C. Maxwell twenty-five to a company who will bore for oil. They are to begin work by the first of January. The land is on this side of the river near the home of Mr. Dawdy. Several of our Ashby people think they have oil mounds on their land. We hope they will be more successful when they bore for oil than they have been trying to make a rice crop.

Mrs. Kate Moore and little daughter, Gladys, of Port Lavaca came up Friday evening. They came to Palacios on the schooner Louisa and from there to Pheasant switch on the train. They got conveyance from Mr. Phillips and came over. They were accompanied by Willie Wells, of Grovette, Ark., and Mr. Conard. The latter will erect two monuments at the Ashby cemetery, one for Mrs. Moore and the other for Mrs. R. G. Kuykendall. Mrs. Moore’s friends are glad to be with her again.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 11, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings

By S. S.

The Nomad passed up the creek Thursday.

Ashby Moore left Monday, the 14th, for Bay City.

Calhoun and Tynie Pickle went to Markham Monday.

The Misses Lewis visited Bay City Saturday and Sunday.

J. J. Smith and little son Harold went to Trespalacios Friday.

Mr. Waterman left for his home in Pennsylvania Saturday.

F. M. Moore and C. Steger attended church at Hawley Sunday.

Capt. Roach and friend, Mr. Davis, went to Matagorda Saturday.

Stuart Lewis, who spent several days with home folks, left Monday.

We are glad to see Mr. Love out again. He has been sick for three weeks.

D. A. and Jim O’Neal are hauling timber for the big Buckeye warehouse.

C. E. Smith went to his old home near Midfields, Tuesday, to see after cattle.

Mrs. Jim Magee of Hawley and sister, Mrs. Townsend of Salado, attended church here Sunday night.

Several of the Ashby rice farmers have gone to Markham to help harvest; and some have sent their teams.

The monuments Mrs. Moore had erected are handsome and add much to the beauty of the cemetery.

R. G Kuykendall of Buda and A. B. Pierce of Hawley stopped at the store Friday on their way to J. P. Pierce’s.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Cates and four children of Midfields visited at the homes of John and F. M. Moore this week.

Those among the sick this week are Mrs. Dr. Pickle, John Moore and little Veta Williams. The latter has been chilling.

Dr. Pickle and son, Crawford, are at Markham helping the harvesters. They came home Saturday but returned Monday.

Bro. Armstrong preached an excellent sermon here Sunday night from the text “Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not.” Proverbs 27:10.

Mrs. Kate Moore and little daughter Gladys left Wednesday for Bay City. Their few days stay here was very much enjoyed by their Ashby friends. They were accompanied to Blessing by F. M. Moore.

Ashby school trustees for this year are D. N. Dunbar, J. H. Nicholson and C. Morris. Many of our people would like for the school to open by the first of October, and we hope they will get a teacher by that time.

The O’Neal Bros. have two hundred acres of rice which they have irrigated from water which backed up in a large flat. One hundred acres they think will make a fine crop, and the other will make an average crop.

To the regret of our people, one calamity after another has befallen the Trespalacios pumping plant and now one among the last is the boiler is too small and does not afford steam enough to draw the water from the river.

D. N. Dunbar and C. E. and J. J. Smith got some very fine pears from the Pybus orchard. A gentleman from Alvin who saw Mr. Pybus’s orchard said it is the finest he ever saw. They have had an immense crop of pears this year, the third large crop in succession.

Bro. Armstrong cannot preach for us the second Sunday in October, as the Colorado Baptist Association meets at that time. He does not know whether he will stay in the mission field or not. If he does, he will continue preaching here and at Hawley.  He has many friends here and we hope he will return.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 18, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Bad colds are prevalent again.

Miss Emma Lewis went to By City Saturday.

What cool weather in September for our “Sunny South.”

L. Dorsey has his kodak ready now to take any pretty picture.

Capt. Roach has made several business trips to Bay City this week.

Mrs. W. S. Milliken returned from Waco, where she left her son Herman in Adran [Adrian] College.

J. D. Pierce and little sons, J. E. and Richard, went to Houston Friday and returned Saturday.

Dr. C. Moore came down to the pumping plant Thursday and stayed over night with D. Dunbar and family.

Mrs. Joe James Jr. and little sons, Allen and Earl, of Pheasant, visited Mrs. C. E. Smith Monday and Tuesday.

T. F. Dickert and sons are cutting their oldest rice for hay. However, they think they will make some Providential rice.

C. H. Gyle and J. J. Smith went to Markham Saturday after their binders, which were shipped there from Bay City.

Little Eddie and Claire Partain have been on the sick list for several days. However, at this writing they are much better.

J. A. Partain went to Markham Monday after medicine for his children, Eddie and Claire. Ashby is very much in need of a good Doctor.

W. F. Wylie and J. J. Smith will go Tuesday to help Mr. Combs of the Buckeye farm, reap his rice. J. J. Smith will run his own binder. Dickert brothers will also use their binders on the Buckeye farm.

C. Ernest Smith made a trip to Midfields after freight Wednesday. Their good trade keeps them constantly hauling freight. We Ashby people will gladly welcome the Rice Belt railroad. For the present a depot at Blessing would be handy for us.

W. S. Millikin of the Buckeye farm says they are getting along nicely harvesting. They are running fifteen binders for the company, and Mr. Combs is running several. They will begin threshing next week. We rejoice in our neighbors’ prosperity.

Brother Hennessee preached Sunday morning and night. Those from neighboring places were Fred Pybus and mother and sisters of Tres Palacios, Frank Showaker of Palacios and Darrel Jordan of Carancahua. We missed the familiar faces of David Baxter and family. Although they did not live here, we felt that they were [one] of us, as they came to church and Sunday school more regularly than some of our own people. We hope they will find many good friends in their new home at Palacios.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 25, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

We have had several fine rains this week.

The steamer Nomad came up Monday, the 24th.

Fred Pybus was over from Palacios Thursday.

F. M. and B. J. Moore bought several head of cattle from D. N. Dunbar, Monday.

Mrs. W. S. Millikin returned Wednesday from an extended visit to ____ and Houston.

T. J. Williams and C. H. ____ two large alligators Saturday ___ the Trespalacios.

They think  the Trespalacios pumping plant will be ready to pump water by the first of September.

Hamilton Moore of Port Lavaca came over from Bay City Saturday. He will spend this week here.

Mesdames Jno. F. Lewis, C. E. Smith, F. M. Moore and J. J. Smith are among the puny ones this week.

Mrs. Steger left Thursday for Stockdale to visit her daughter. F. M. Moore accompanied her as far as Wharton.

Miss Sallie Pickle has been afflicted several weeks with painful sores on her feet which we are glad to learn are much better.

Justice Lewis was called up near Midfields Thursday to perform the marriage of Mr. Huddleston and Miss Beulah Mullen.

Dr. Moore of Markham has called again Tuesday to the bedside of Miss Letitia Lewis who has been real ill. However, at this writing she is very much better.

One  of W. D. Williams’s best work mules was killed by lightning Tuesday. One of his horses died several weeks ago, and this is the third one he has lost this summer. He has our sympathy.

The wood work of J. P. Pierce’s pumping plant caught fire Tuesday night and came near burning up. Several persons have said he has the prettiest little plant they have ever seen. Mr. Pierce thinks now that he will put in nine thousand acres of rice next year.

C. H. Gyle, Floyd Lewis and Arthur Wheeler returned from Port Lavaca Thursday. They were in two light squalls and had quite a rough voyage, going down, and also coming back. Mr. Wheeler brought up lumber to build a house near the draw bridge, where he and Ernest Dawdy will put in a stock of general merchandise.

The visitors at Sunday school were Mrs. Baxter of Bay City, mother of David Baxter of Trespalacios, Miss Georgia Townsend, who is visiting the family of J. P. Spoor, Dick Serrill of Matagorda and Hamilton Moore of Port Lavaca. They have an interesting Sunday school at Ashby and Miss Katie Dunbar is organist. After the lessons were recited J. H. Nicholson, teacher of the Bible…

Matagorda County Tribune, September 29, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Ernest Smith went to Bay City Monday.

J. P. Pierce went to El Campo Wednesday.

Ernest Smith went to Midfields Tuesday.

D. O. Love is among the puny ones this week.

J. H. Nicholson and Ernest Wylie are making hay.

Mr. Christopher and wife left Tuesday for their home in Bastrop.

C. D. Wallace, D. C. Napper and J. S. Hicks are harvesting at Cortes.

Mrs. Annie O’Neal and son Jim are visiting for a few days in Matagorda.

W. G. McDonald of El Campo came down Saturday to attend Justice’s court.

A large herd of the J. P. Pierce cattle passed through Tuesday from the bay pastures.

The pumping plant started again Thursday the 24th and has been running off and on ever since.

Stonewall Thompkins, constructor of the Trespalacios pumping plant, left Saturday for his home in Virginia.

Our new and interesting correspondent of Tres Palacios was wondering last week “why Darrell Jordan had not been back.” Darrell’s interests seemingly are at Ashby now.

B. F. Keeling of Beeville wrote here for cotton pickers as hands are scarce there. We fear he will not be able to get any from here, as the farmers are begging for hands, wagons and teams to help gather their abundant rice crops.

D. N. Dunbar and family and their daughter, Mrs. Harvey, and children, with Joe Nicholson went on a pleasure and prospecting trip to Palacios Saturday. Mr. Harvey, who is carpentering there, came home with them, returning Monday.

It will be a surprise to many of the friends of Miss Fannie Davidson of Alleyton, to learn of her marriage. She was married in August to Rev. O. E. Bryan, of Texarkana. Miss Davidson attended several camp meetings here and won the hearts of old and young. We are sure her life will be one of usefulness, and we wish for her many years of peace and happiness.

W. P. Wylie and J. J. Smith helped Mr. Combs of the Buckeye farm harvest several days last week. The latter brought his binder home and commenced cutting rice for J. A. Partain Monday. He also has about forty acres of his own which he will harvest this week, all Providential rice. Several others will begin harvesting soon. The water will be a great benefit to the rice that isn’t quite ripe and probably to the young rice, if we have a late fall.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 2, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Capt. Roach left Friday for a few days visit in Dallas.

D. N. Dunbar and little son went to Blessing Wednesday.

Walter Penny went to Markham Monday, to run a binder.

D. C. Napper went to Markham Wednesday after his binder.

Miss Emma Lewis and brother James visited Bay City Thursday.

Ed Quinn returned Tuesday from an extended visit to San Marcos and Beaumont.

Several of our farmers are cutting their Providential rice. Some of it is very light.

Floyd Lewis, who is working for a binder company came home on a visit Sunday.

T. J. Poole of El Campo and son Tom of Tres Palacios were down on business Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kuykendall of Kyle came down Friday and visited their old home on the Buckeye farm.

The pumping plant broke down again Saturday evening. They had been getting a little water up to that time.

John Moore and wife and daughter, Mrs. J. B. Moore, went to Midfields Sunday and from there to Bay City Monday.

Miss Jennie Eidman has returned from her long visit to Weimar, and her mother, Mrs. V. E. Eidman, left Tuesday for Liberty Hill.

C. E. Smith has made several trips to the thriving little town of Midfields this week. Mrs. Smith accompanied him Wednesday.

J. A. Partain went to Bay City Wednesday to see his brother, R. A. Partain but failed to find him. He had gone to El Campo, hence J. A.’s disappointment.

D. C. Napper will butcher whenever he gets right hungry for steak, and we hope he will get hungry quite often, as E. Dawdy usually sells out before reaching South Ashby.

Miss Sallie Rowls of Hawley is staying awhile with her sister, Mrs. P. R. Dawdy. They went up to Hawley Wednesday to visit their parents, and returning home Thursday came by and brought the writer a lovely bouquet of roses and a bunch of Golden Dwarf oranges gathered from their mother’s yard, where grow also some large lemons almost ready to open.

A few of the young people gathered at the home of Capt. and Mrs. John F. Lewis Thursday evening to play croquet. They took advantage of the moonlight and played again Friday night at the home of Dunbar.

Henry Jennings, formerly of Ashby and now engineer on a road in Mexico, was married on September 20 to Miss Lily Dobbins at El Paso. The groom is well known here and is an estimable young man. He has a sister, Mrs. C. Wallace, and a host of friends in Matagorda county.

Mr. and Mrs. Fowler of Bay City and a friend, Gen. Miles of Nebraska, spent several days this week at the Buckeye farm, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Millikin. Mr. Fowler is paymaster for the Plotner-Stoddard company and Mr. Miles is representing a new cotton planter. They, in company with D. O. Love, went out gunning Tuesday and killed three alligators and several coons. It was a new experience to the Nebraska gentleman, as he had never seen an alligator or a coon.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 9, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Dick Lewis went to Bay City this week.

C. H. Gyle made a business trip to Blessing Monday.

J. A. Partain went to Bay City Monday to purchase a wagon.

Dr. Moore of Markham has been down helping harvest his rice.

One of C. H. Gyle’s workhorses died Sunday night with blind staggers.

The Buckeye farmers are getting along rapidly threshing their rice.

Capt. Lewis and daughter, Miss Emma, went to the city of Markham Saturday.

We are sorry indeed to see some of our Ashby people harvesting on the Sabbath.

Mr. Milliken and wife were over Sunday. They dined with Capt. Lewis and family.

Julian Harvey came up from Palacios Friday to visit his family. He returned Saturday.

The Nomad is the only boat we see now. The J. E. Pierce has been down at Port Lavaca for some time.

Mr. Morris and wife went to Bay City Monday, where she will remain several days on a visit to her mother.

Mrs. D. Dunbar and daughter Lois and Miss Emma Lewis and Leslie Napper visited the Tres Palacios store this week.

Misses Nannie and Agnes Pybus and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Spoor, all of Tres Palacios, made a very pleasant call at the post office Monday afternoon.

F. M. Moore, while trying to rope some cattle, dislocated his arm. The men who were with him put it in place and he is, we are glad to say, doing well.

The ladies of the M. E. church will give an ice cream supper at the church Friday night, the 16th.The proceeds will go to their pastor, Brother Hennessee.

There will be two threshers here this week. J. E. Pierce’s will begin threshing at T. F. Dickert’s, and the Hodges and Hicks thresher will begin in D. C. Napper’s field.

Willie Maxwell of Markham came down to try to get a place for his father, who thinks of moving here. They are good people and we hope Willie will succeed in getting a house.

W. H. Manning and wife and children, of Mineral, Tex., arrived Thursday. Mrs. Manning is a daughter of Mrs. Annie O’Neal. They probably will make this their home, and we would like to see them settle here.

Charlotte Moore, colored, wife of Anthony Moore, died Wednesday the 7th, after several months of suffering caused by an abscess. She was a quiet, peaceable woman, and will be greatly missed by her family and relatives.

The many friends of Mrs. Thomas Huff of Weston, Texas, will be surprised and grieved to learn of her death. She lived with her family at Ashby several years and made many friends who deeply sympathize with her husband and children to their bereavement.

Some of the farmers who have finished cutting their Providential rice have gone back to the Buckeye farm to work, others are still busy harvesting. It will soon be over, however. We have as fine rice land as there is in the county and one of the best situations on the river for a pumping plant, hence we hope to see an abundant harvest next year.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 16, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Captain Roach returned from Dallas Tuesday.

Captain Hicks, of the schooner J. E. Pierce, is back from Port Lavaca.

Drummer Lewis left this week, after spending several days with home folks.

Dr. Moore and wife, of Markham, spent several days this week at D. N. Dunbar’s.

Mrs. Rebecca Williams left Tuesday for Hayes county to visit her daughter, Mrs. Meeks.

C. E. Smith & Son are now prepared to show you some nice glassware and kitchen furniture.

Capt. Roach, J. A. Partain and Drummer Lewis went to Bay City Thursday by way of Markham.

A great deal of lightning and thunder Thursday evening, 15th, but very little rain here. A few hail stones fell.

Deputy Tax Collector Amos Lee was over Wednesday to see the people. He made a very pleasant call at the postoffice.

J. H. Nicholson is making new desks for the school house. The trustees want to be ready for school to begin Monday, October 26th.

There will be preaching here the fourth Sunday by Bro. Nicholson, and on the second Sunday night in November by Bro. J. B. Armstrong.

Miss Emma Lewis and Captain Roach went to Bay City Saturday. Miss Lewis will go on to Matagorda, where she has accepted a position in the school.

Bro. Hennessee preached his farewell sermon last Sunday. He also preached Sunday night. Owing to the cold weather there were not many out at either service.

The ice cream supper announced for Friday night at the church was moved to the home of D. Dunbar. There was a good crowd, considering the busy time and cool night.

Rev. W. T. Nicholson, of Smithville, came Friday on a visit to his parents. Bro. Nicholson has resigned the care of his church at Smithville, and will hold meetings this winter.

Captain Thomp Gyle, of the schooner Weaver, came in Friday from Galveston. He recently made a trip to Havana with a load of freight from Mobile, Ala. He brought back a load of Havana’s delicious fruit to Galveston. He fell in love with Havana and her beautiful women and fine fruits.

They have been grading the Markham road, putting same in very good condition, and W. S. Millikins told us they are trying to get the mail brought direct from Markham to Ashby. We have been told that Blessing is several miles nearer. However, we are not prepared to say which is the best route.

Julian Harvey came up Saturday from Palacios, with the sad news that Howard Dunbar and another gentleman, of Port Lavaca, had left their home on Thursday, the evening of the storm, and had not been heard of since. He went to Markham Sunday, where he found D. H. Dunbar who sent a telegram to Lavaca, and word came back that their boat had been found capsized in the bay. Capts. Gyle and Hicks boarded the schooner J. E. Pierce Sunday morning and went in search of them. We hope yet they will be found alive.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 23, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Mrs. W. S. Millikin is on the puny list this week.

E. Wylie went to Hawley Friday in search of barb wire.

Mrs. J. P. Pierce and baby boy returned home from Houston this week.

L. Dorsey will leave Tuesday for Koppen to visit his father and sisters.

Mrs. V. E. Eidman and family are moving back to Bay City, their old home.

Miss Annie Dunbar opened school Monday, the 26th, with a right full school.

Arthur Wheeler, the Tres Palacios merchant, was down Saturday on business.

F. M. and B. J. Moore shipped two car loads of calves to New Orleans Thursday.

Brother Nicholson will leave Wednesday for Slayden, where he will hold a series of meetings.

Miss Annie Dunbar went to Markham Thursday and intended going to Bay City, but missed the train.

Carrington Park of Stockdale, who has been here visiting, went away with Moore’s car of calves.

The Misses Pybus of Tres Palacios were down Tuesday and brought us some of their delicious pears.

Dr. Elliott of Markham was called Wednesday to see John Dickert, who has been ill with bilious fever.

C. Dorsey went to Blessing Saturday to meet Misses Annie and Kate Dunbar, who had been visiting Markham.

Those who heard Brother Nicholson Sunday say he preached a fine sermon. He also preached Sunday night.

Mrs. Joe Love and sister, Miss Bennett, came up from the Colorado Sunday bringing Pearl, the little daughter of Mrs. Love, who entered school here Monday. She will board with Mrs. J. J. Smith.

W. H. Manning and his wife, who have been on the puny list all summer, and who recently came here for their health, are improving and as this is one of the most healthful portions of Texas, we anticipate for them a speedy and complete recovery.

D. N. Dunbar and Captain Gyle returned Saturday from Port Lavaca, where they went to look for the body of Howard Dunbar, brother to the first named, who was drowned on the night of the 15th. They found his body on the 22d. The family lived at Ashby off and on for a number of years and have a host of friends and relatives here who mourn his untimely death. May God in his infinite mercy comfort the bereaved ones!

Matagorda County Tribune, October 23, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Dr. Pickle made a business visit to Bay City Tuesday.

The steamer Nomad came up Friday.

Robert O’Neal left Saturday for Mineral to see his wife, who is visiting her mother there.

J. A. Partain is hauling rice to Blessing for the O’Neal brothers.

Fred Kelly is on the puny list this week.

Captain Gyle went to Palacios Monday.

Dr. Heath of Cash’s Creek is helping C. Morris haul rice to the railroad.

Messrs. Stoddard and Plotner have been down at the Buckeye farm looking after their abundant rice crop.

P. Dawdy and wife made a flying visit to Hawley one day this week.

C. Morris went to El Campo Saturday.

A good many attended the oyster supper at the church Friday night. They had plenty of oysters and everyone had a good time generally. Fifteen dollars clear was realized.

The thresher from Markham failed to come and J. P. Pierce is threshing the Providential rice, all that has been harvested. A great deal of it will not make anything. Some turned out nine sacks to the acre and some four.

Misses Phillips and White of Cash’s Creek, Miss Addie Spoor and others from the Buckeye farm, whose names we did not learn, attended the oyster supper Friday night.

D. N. Dunbar and Capt. Gyle went to Markham Sunday. Capt. Gyle will go on to Port Lavaca.

F. M. and B. J. Moore have moved their hay press over in the rice fields and will bale rice straw.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 6, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Capt. Roach returned Tuesday from a visit to his home in Dallas.

S. J. Gore left Wednesday for Cassville, Ga., where he has gone to visit his parents.

C. F. Nicholson has been up at Hawley this week assisting T. E. Partain in branding some cattle.

P. R. Dawdy was up. He told us he had conditionally sold his home place to Guss Gottschalk of Big Hill.

Dr. F. M. Cotheridge of Urena, Ga., is here visiting his relatives, T. J. Williams and D. C. Napper and families.

The friends of Mrs. Howard Dunbar of Port Lavaca will be pleased to know she is recovering from her long illness.

Earnest Smith, W. T. Kuykendall, Mesdames John Moore and J. H. Nicholson, are among the puny ones this week.

Little Allen James of Cash’s Creek came over Sunday and will stay with his Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith.

Miss Kate Dunbar, who is staying with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Moore, of Markham, came home Sunday and returned same day.

Bro. Armstrong left Monday for Markham. He was accompanied by D. H. Dunbar, J. A. Partain and J. J. Smith, who went on to Bay City.

J. J. Smith went to Bay City Tuesday and returned Wednesday R. A. Partain of Beeville, who is now in Bay City, came home with him for a short visit to his brother, J. A. and Mrs. J. J. Smith.

Those who attended church here Sunday night from other parts were: Mrs. E. Dawdy and little daughter, Elma and Lerlen? and Cecil Jordan of Tres Palacios; Willie Cornelius and John Duffy of Midfields; Willie Wells of Markham; Miss Lizzie Phillips and Mrs. Steger, and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. James of Cash’s Creek.

Those who attended church at Hawley Sunday were: C. M. Steger, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Moore and their grandfather, Mr. Moore, J. A. Partain and family, J. J. Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, and the writer. Bro. J. B. Armstrong preached two excellent sermons. His text at eleven o’clock was “We are laborers together with God,” 1 Cor. 3:9; and in the afternoon, “Launch out into the deep,” Luke 5, and 4. He has been appointed Missionary for this part of the Colorado Baptist Association. He was called as pastor of the Hawley church to serve them the second Sunday in each month. He came down to Ashby Sunday night and preached a good sermon from the 23rd psalm, taking for his text the latter part of the last verse “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” He had a very good audience at all the services.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 13, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

Julian Harvey is up from Palacios.

D. A. O’Neal went to Bay City Wednesday.

C. E. Smith attended court in Bay City this week.

D. N. Dunbar was over in Bay City Thursday and Friday.

The rice farmers are getting anxious to begin another crop.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Morris attended the carnival this week.

T. J. Williams’s little daughter, Irene, is on the sick list this week.

The Tres Palacios mail carrier came down Monday for the first time.

Earnest, Fred and John Dickert went over to Bay City Saturday.

Our old Ellis county friend, C. R. Yates of Midfelds, was down Thursday and dined with us.

Capt. Gyle returned from Port Lavaca Saturday. He spent several days at Palacios, fishing and hunting.

J. M. Love came up Thursday after his little daughter Pearl, whom he wished to take with him and Mrs. Love to Bay City Friday.

Those who are fond of duck meat can feast now, as there are thousands to be found in the rice fields, and a great many are being killed.

J. M. Love and family, while returning from Bay City Saturday, got lost up north of the Buckeye farm and stayed out all night. The dense smoke hid all the neighboring lights and also the stars, consequently they lost their course.

F. M. Moore was running cattle Monday the 9th inst., when his horse fell with him. His shoulder struck the hard ground, badly bruising it and dislocating his collarbone. Doctors Moore and Elliott of Markham were called to see him. He suffered a great deal for several days, but at this writing we are glad to say he is doing well.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 20, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.

By S. S.

C. D. Janel went to Bay City Saturday.

D. A. O’Neal went to El Campo Saturday.

J. A. Partain was in El Campo Tuesday.

L. A. and Jim O’Neal attended the Houston carnival.

D. O. Love left Tuesday for New Orleans where he went with two cars of calves for J. R. Pierce.

C. Morris and family visited the family of Walter Allen of Bay City during the carnival.

The mail service from Blessing to Ashby is now open for bids for contracts. Bids are to be sent to the postmaster general by the 15th of December.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fowler and C. F. Chillson of Bay City came over and spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Millikin, and remained over the balance of this week.

The Dickert brothers and Capt. Gyle went to the bay this week and got all the fish and game they could dispose of. Capt. Gyle met a boat on which he sailed for Port Lavaca.

Clay McSparran, foreman of the A. H. Pierce cattle ranch, and who is now on the bay seeing after the cattle in their winter pasture, came up to the postoffice Sunday. It has been several years since we met Mr. McSparran last and we were glad to see him again. He informed us that he has contracted with J. H. Pierce to bore one or more artesian wells in the hay pasture, for which the material has been ordered.

There is to be a Christmas tree at the Ashby church Christmas eve and every one is cordially invited to take part. There will be a short program and we hope all our people will join in and make it as entertaining as possible, and see that all the children have a good time. We hope that not one will go away feeling disappointed or slighted.

D. Dunbar and wife went to Markham Saturday to visit their daughters, Mrs. Clay Moore.

We are sorry to say Miss Annie Dunbar is chilling. She was not able to teach Monday. We hope she will soon be out again.

D. C. Napper and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn, of Blessing Saturday and Sunday.

W. B. Williams of Cash’s creek was over Saturday.

Horace Yeamans of Cash’s creek made a very pleasant call at the office Sunday.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 4, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings
By S. S.

Dick Lewis went to Bay City Monday.

Dr. Pickle made a trip to Markham Wednesday.

Floyd Lewis has been quite sick, but he is better now.

Miss Hibbie Dunbar is spending the week in Markham.

F. M. Moore is getting better since he had his shoulder reset.

Capt. J. W. Roach and C. D. Jauel returned from Bay City Saturday.

"Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God."

We had a nice rain Friday, which put land in good condition for breaking.

Mr. Millikin and Miss Addie Spoor of the Buckeye farm were down Saturday evening.

Dr. Follis of Bay City came over this week to do some dental work he promised last summer.

Capt. Hicks left Friday on the mail buggy for Blessing, and from there he will go to Palacios.

All the rice on the Tres Palacios canal has been threshed and J. P. Pierce finished threshing his own this week.

P. F. Napper of Clawson, Texas, is visiting his brother, D. C. Napper, and is thinking of making this his home.

Those on the puny list this week are: Mesdames Janrigan, Lewis and T. J. Williams and little Mettie B. Moore.

Our mail will come from Bay City to Blessing after the 7th. However, we will have the same carrier till the 1st of January.

Frank Showaker is up from Palacios and is thinking of making Ashby his home again. His many friends here hope he will.

Joe Huff has returned from Collin county and is staying at the Buckeye farm. He came down Saturday to see his Ashby friends.

Miss Kate Dunbar returned home Saturday from Markham, where she has been for quite a while with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Moore.

The mail to the Tres Palacios office has been changed from Ashby to Blessing. Leslie Evans, the carrier, made his last trip here Saturday.

Mesdames Murphree and Cora Kelley went to Bay City last week to meet a sister of the latter, Mrs. Ada Batteran of Indian Territory who has come on a visit.

Someone thoughtlessly dropped a lighted match in the pasture of Jos. Pybus and burned about one half of his best grass and about 200 acres in the Moore pasture.

W. S. Millikin has moved from the W. M. Kuykendall place to headquarters on the Buckeye farm. We regret to see them leave and hope they will come back to Ashby often.

Word came here Saturday that Rev. Nelson, the M. E. pastor, would hold services here Sunday night. Quite a large crowd gathered at the church, but were disappointed, as he failed to come.

Miss Annie Dunbar has been on the sick list this week and had to suspend school. However, she is much better and was able to go to Bay City Thursday, accompanied by her father, D. Dunbar. She opened school again Monday, the 7th.

C. Morris returned from Beeville and Oakville Wednesday, where he had been to visit relatives. He ate Thanksgiving dinner with his mother. Two of his nieces, the Misses Murray, accompanied him home and will spend the holidays here.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 11, 1903
 


Ashby Anglings.
By S. S.

John Dickert is suffering of a rising on his hand.

Mrs. F. M. Moore has been on the sick list this week.

C. T. Nicholson stuck an oyster knife in his hand and cut it right badly.

J. A. Partain went to Blessing Monday in company with Bro. A. P. Smith who took the train there for Bay City and Glen Flora.

D. N. Dunbar and daughter, Miss Hibbie, returned from Houston Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wheeler and Miss May visited at Captain Lewis’s Sunday.

Mrs. D. Dunbar returned Sunday from Markham, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Moore.

The threshers do not lack very much of finishing the rice crop. The rain Monday night and Tuesday stopped them again.

Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn of Rochester, N. Y., came over from Bay City Saturday in company with Mr. Davis of Dallas. Mr. Blackburn is now manager of the warehouse. The former manager, John Adams, left Monday.

Captain Thompson and C. H. Gyle are remodeling their house until they are going to have one of the prettiest cottages at Ashby. They have added a double dormer window and two double windows on the south and a double window in the lower and upper story on the east, and new weatherboarding and ceiling have been put on. It will soon be ready for the painter.

Misses Annie Vaught, Cora Gyle, Olive Dunbar and brother, Ervin, left Sunday for Palacios. Miss Gyle has been on the sick list and thought a change would be beneficial. Miss Vaught is improving so rapidly she does not think she will remain at Palacios very much longer. We miss her when she leaves Ashby.

There was to have been an oyster supper at Captain Lewis’s Friday night to raise funds to buy a stove for the school; but the boat failing to come in on time, it was postponed until Saturday night. However, a few gathered and played flinch and wrote rhymes, with their left hands about oysters. They had plenty of oysters Saturday night, but we failed to learn how much was realized from the supper. Cake and chocolate were served Friday night.

Bro. A. P. Smith of Yoakum preached here for the Baptist church Sunday morning and night. At eleven he preached to the church from the text “Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” (Isaa. 60, 1.) It was a very earnest and instructive sermon. The members were well pleased and came together in the afternoon and called Bro. Smith to the care of the church for one-fourth of the time. However, he was not prepared to accept the call, but will answer them soon. His sermon Sunday night was to the unconverted, and his text was John 1, 7—“The blood of Jesus Christ, His son, cleanseth us from all sin.” He left an appointment here for the first Sunday in November, for himself or Bro. McDonald of Bay City….and a very devout Christian, and we hope that he can accept the work here. He announced that on the first Sunday he would organize a Willing Workers band of children.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 28, 1904
 


Ashby

Ashby, Texas, 4-27-10.--We are having the most beautiful spring weather. Every thing is so nice. The Trespalacios hill tops are so beautifully decorated with all varieties of wild flowers.

The farmers are busy with the finest crop prospects for years.

Mr. L. W. Hill is giving his 20 acre corn patch its lay-by. You can scarcely see him and his mules until they get to the turn-row. Corn is certainly fine. Some are talking 40 to 50 bushel crop. Some people are planting for a late crop in this community.

The cotton acreage is good and all reports so far state its progressing nicely. The recent cold did but little damage.

Potatoes, peas, snap beans, cabbage and onions are plentiful.

The hills and valleys are alive with dewberry hunters and as the berry crop is fairly good many a bucketful is carried home.

The people of our community have joined with the Dunbar community in a petition to the commissioners court to establish a public road leading from the Blessing-Collegeport road, beginning at the S. E. corner of A. J. Tippit's tract on the N. E. corner of D. N. Dunbar's tract following the line of the Trespalacios river on the bank opposite Dunbar postoffice, then cross by ferry to the townsite of Dunbar. They have also ordered material and instruments for the rural telephone lines to be established among us and extending either to Palacios or Blessing and very like both. The first order was made for 17 instruments, which are to be put up in our communities first.

On last Sunday night Rev. Hamilton who is among us, delivered an Odd Fellow's sermon to a crowded house at the Dunbar school building. There were but few of the "chain-gang" there, but they with everybody, were deeply interested in the way the speaker handled the subject.

Mrs. Walter Penny came in from Bay City bringing with her little Miss Penny, a new addition to the family.

Halley's comet is creating considerable interest among the colored people of Wilson creek. Some say they have quit card playing for ever. Some are seen in the woods holding secret prayer, and others are uncommonly religious.

The rice farmers are very busy seeding and all others are equally as well engaged, therefore news is very scarce.

Matagorda County Tribune, May 18, 1910
 


Ashby

Ashby, May 12.--The Texas Irrigation Co. plant began pumping last week. Rice is late this year. About all is planted but only about 50 per cent is ready for water. The cold weather has been very unfavorable and the plant has not grown off well. Very little rice land is being used in this immediate neighborhood.

The farmers along the Trespalacios shipped out a couple of cars of beans and several cars of onions and mixed vegetables last week.

So many have had such success with small patches of strawberries this year, we think in another year there will be a large acreage planted. One farmer replanted wild dewberries in more fertile soil and found they bore berries double the size of the previous year.

Prof. Hartwell's new house, about three miles from Blessing, will soon be completed. It is built on the plan of the old English cottage with all modern conveniences. The professor has chosen a beautiful location for a home--a high cliff overlooking the Trespalacios.

If there is any one who thinks that Matagorda county soil will not produce good things to eat he should visit "Palm Cliff," for that is the name of Prof. Thornhill's little farm. He came here only two years ago, the last winter. You will find all kinds of vegetables, strawberries as fine as the best, and orange trees that were planted since he came here with plenty of fruit on them.

Mr. Telas, recently from Nebraska, is also building a handsome bungalow on this tract adjoining Prof. Hartwell. It is built of the best with all modern conveniences. Many others who have bought land on the Trespalacios expect to tear away their temporary dwellings and build substantial homes.

The colored people of Wilson creek are having a protracted meeting to continue till after the 18th inst., any way. They are considerably confused on account of the comet. They are all going to be good.

Miss Lora Dunbar spent Friday and Saturday at Palacios.

The Trespalacios Farmers Club will meet at Dunbar next Saturday.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 3, 1910
 


Ashby

A nice rain fell here on the 21st. It came in time to insure a good crop of corn.

Mr. Ottawa, recently from Kansas, says he has as fine corn as he ever saw in any state.

Cotton is looking well, and those who planted broomcorn will soon be ready for harvesting. The crop promises a very heavy yield and fine quality.

Children's day was observed with exercises by the Sunday school and a basket dinner at the church. Quite a number came from Buckeye and Markham and the day was enjoyed very much.

Mr. Stratts of Wisconsin is spending the week here looking over the land. He likes our country and thinks he will purchase some land. He was especially pleased with broom corn crop he saw growing which he said was the best he ever saw.

The "Fay Bowen," a pleasure boat is making daily trips from Ashby to Palacios for the accommodation of those who wish to attend the encampment at the B. Y. P. U. grounds.

The young people spent a delightful evening with Miss Terry of Buckeye last week.

Mr. S. B. McKissick returned from Houston last week where he had been for medical treatment.

Mr. Tippit shipped a car load of onions from his farm last week. Other farmers who had small lots combined and shipped another car the same [weekend?]. A carload of watermelons was sent out to northern markets...

Mrs. Rolison is enjoying a visit from her mother this month.

Mr. Mitchel, who has been visiting relatives here the past few months, left for his home in Kentucky last Friday.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 24, 1910
 


Ashby

Miss Cora Gilles and sister of Galveston are visiting Mrs. Dunbar this week.

Misses Kate and Louis Dunbar, C. D. Sanders and Bob McKissick went to Palacios for the dance last Friday night

The residents along the Trespalacios are enjoying rowing and sailing on the river these beautiful moonlight nights.

Prof. Hartwell returned from Chicago last week where he has been looking after his interests. He ways he is glad to get back to Texas for he enjoys better health here.

Mr. and Mrs. Straits of Fon Du Lac, Wis., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tippit last week. They intend to return this fall. They are well pleased with our soil and climate.

The water in the Tres Palacios has become too salty for watering the rice on the Cooperative canal. It is hoped that a good rain will soon fall and save the crop. Rice is looking fine on this canal and if the rain comes within a few days a good crop will be made.

Most of the residents on the Trespalacios are connected by phone and within a few days the line will be complete to Palacios. It will be of inestimable value to the farmers. Not only as a rest from his wife's continuous talking when he comes from work, but as a business proposition.

The Farmer's Club met at the Hurd pavilion on the 21st. State Commissioner Cone was present and gave some valuable hints on corn raising. Several good talks were made by the different members and a sumptuous basket dinner was provided by the ladies. It was indeed an enjoyable day.

A jolly crowd chartered the Red Wing for a trip to the gulf last Thursday and returned Friday. There was not much fishing done for everyone enjoyed the bathing better. The list of those on board included, Prof. and Mrs. J. L. Hartwell, Mr. and Mrs. Leaman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tippit and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cregg, Mr. and Mrs. Clingbell and Dean Kendall.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 5, 1910
 


ASHBY

Miss Cora Gyle and her sister returned to Galveston last Sunday.

The Texas pumping plant runs approximately three hours each day.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Penny spent a few days last week visiting Mr. Penny's parents at Bay City.

Cotton picking has begun. There being no gin here, it will be sent by boat to Palacios to be ginned.

A number of the farmers are putting up hay. Several car loads are shipped each week to eastern markets.

The people of Dunbar have voted a special tax for school purposes. There will be two teachers in that school this year.

Mr. C. S. Sanders has a small patch of about 20 acres of rice ripe, which he has begun to harvest. The yield is fairly good.

A large crowd of young people from here attended services at Blessing on last night. A protracted meeting is being held there by Rev. Ellis, a Baptist minister.

The Farmers Institute met at Blessing last Saturday. This was purely a business meeting and of course the ladies stayed at home. The next of the meetings will be held at some shady spot on the river and there will be a basket dinner.

The Misses Plummer are at home with their parents who have recently moved here from Dixon, Ill. They are charmed with their home but will be here only a short while. One of the ladies will return to the north to teach and the other will teach in San Antonio.

The Matagorda County Tribune, August 12, 1910
 


ASHBY

Some nice showers fell here the past week, but not sufficient rain has fallen to put the soil in condition for fall planting.

A number of the rice farmers on the Co-Operative canal are cutting their rice and bailing it for hay, while a few have matured crops ready for harvesting.

Mr. B. D. Sanders began threshing fifty acres of rice this week. This is the first lot threshed this season here.

Miss Lois Dunbar has been visiting relatives and attending the cotton carnival.

The residents along the Trespalacios have at last finished the telephone line to Palacios, and the service is good. There are about twenty homes on this line that have phones. We hope to have the line complete to Blessing in the near future.

Dunbar is growing. The Sunday school attendance has increased so much that the house will hardly accommodate the classes.

There will be an addition built to the school house before the fall term opens. Prof. and Mrs. Brown of Blessing have been employed to teach the coming term of schools.

Mr. Rule has been selling some fine pears from his orchard about a mile from Ashby. He has about ten acres in the orchard and from it he has already sold more than five hundred dollars worth and he expects to gather about 1000 bushels at $1.25 per bushel. He will realize a neat sum from his ten acres. The orchard has been neglected the past few years, but with the care Mr. Rule says he is going to give it, the yield will be much better.

Mr. W. H. Foster has been quite sick this week.

Col. Simpson has already gathered four bales of cotton from 25 acres on his experimental farm. It promises a heavy yield.

The Matagorda County Tribune, August 26, 1910
 


ASHBY

Good showers have fallen here the past three days, enough to make a good deal of late rice and fine for the fall gardens.

Miss Lola Dunbar returned from Galveston last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perry returned from El Campo yesterday, where they spent the last two weeks with relatives.

Fishing in the Trespalacios is unusually good for this time of the year. Fine catches of trout and mackerel have been made every day for the past week, and the boys are enjoying the sport.

The good people of Dunbar gave their pastor, Rev. Chambers, a pounding at the school house last Saturday night. A nice little program of music and recitations was disposed of first, and then the table of good things was turned over to the pastor and his wife.

Mr. D. N. Dunbar returned from Palacios yesterday. Mr. Dunbar had his hand badly hurt about a week ago, and was in Palacios for medical aid.

A number of our farmers are preparing to plant several acres each of Bermuda onions.

The members of the W. C. T. U. at Dunbar spent a pleasant afternoon at Mrs. Johnson's on the first.

The Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1910
 


ASHBY

The farmer's institute met at the Hurd landing on the 13th inst. It was almost noon before the crowd had assembled. After another one of those good basket dinners was disposed with, the program was opened with a selection by the Blessing band.

A representative from the Stockwell nursery at Alvin gave a lengthy talk on the planting and culture of orange trees and encouraged the planting of figs and strawberries. The short talks on the care of the home and its surroundings by Mesdames Hartwell and Johnson was enjoyed very much.

Prof. Hartwell had the subject of "Good Roads" and impressed his hearers with the idea that we must have better roads.

Mr. Tippit gave a short talk on the growing of grain crops. He had some good exhibits of corn and oats raised here.

The music furnished by the Blessing band throughout the day was indeed good, considering that this was its first time to play for the public.

This was one of the best meetings the club has ever had.

Mrs. D. N. Dunbar is visiting relatives at Palacios this week.

A good rain fell here last Monday, the heaviest for several months.

There is some rice being cut this week.

A great deal of hay is being harvested.

The Ward Cattle Co. is leasing old rice land for winter pasturage for their cattle. This company lost a good many cattle the past summer on account of the dry weather.

C. D. Sanders spent Sunday here.

School will open Monday at Dunbar under the management of Prof. and Mrs. Brown.

The Matagorda County Tribune, October 28, 1910
 


ASHBY

A great many home seekers from the north and east have been here the past week.

Mr. Coul of Alta Vesta, Kansas, has purchased a tract of land adjoining Dunbar. He will erect a house and move his family here this winter.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mayers entertained last Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ball of Iowa. About thirty guests were present.

The teachers of Dunbar and Ashby Sunday schools are preparing to make the children happy Christmas. There will be a tree at each place on Christmas eve.

Mr. T. Gyles of Galveston has been visiting relatives here the past week.

Mr. Clark of Illinois, who recently bought the Tiera Rica farm at the Hurd pavilion, has arrived and will make his home on this beautiful little farm.

Mrs. Ray Phillips has returned from Kansas where she has been visiting relatives and friends for the past two? months.

Mr. Bud Spoor is building a cottage on his tract of land near Ashby.

Miss Leila Hartwell of Dixon, Ill., arrived last week and will spend the winter with her parents at "Palm Cliff" on the Trespalacios.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 23, 1910
 


ASHBY

Mr. Robin Hartwell is spending the winter with his parents at Palm Cliff.

The young people of Blessing and the Trespalacios enjoyed a dance at the Plummer home on Christmas.

Miss Plummer of Dixon, Ill. spent the holidays with home folks at Sarajo on the Trespalacios.

Some orange trees were slightly damaged by the recent cold wave. Ice was seen on the Trespalacios river, and a number of dead fish were found along the banks that had been chilled by the sudden cold.

The Dunbar school resumed work last Monday.

Mr. Bruno and family of Caney have moved into one of the cottages on the Tippitt farm.

A. J. Jackson has purchased a small machine for making brooms made from broomcorn raised by himself and neighbors on the Trespalacios.

Farmers are very busy preparing the soil for the coming crop.

Miss Leaman of Corsicana spent the holidays with home folks.

Mrs. B. Lee of San Angelo is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. Tippit.

The young people of Ashby spent a pleasant evening at the Dunbar home during the holidays. Everybody went masked.

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 13, 1911
 


Ashwood

The cold weather was very severe in this section.

Next week the farmers will begin planting Irish potatoes as they have their land prepared.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Hanson paid Mr. and Mrs. Bogget and son a Sunday evening call.

Mr. C. Kemp passed through Ashwood with several other men one day this week.

Mr. Bogget was at Ashwood looking over the fresh plowed land, which he said made him feel good to see, as it made him think of years gone by when he was a farmer.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 10, 1911
 


ASHBY

Mr. and Mrs. D. Dunbar are visiting in Palacios this week.

Mr. Clarence Nicholson and Miss Bettie Botard were married at the residence of Mr. Turner during the holidays.

Farmers are very busy taking advantage of the fine weather to prepare their land for another crop.

A move is on foot to open up a first class road from Ashby to the iron bridge on the Trespalacios to extend south along the river bank. It will make a pretty driveway as well as a great convenience to residents on this side of the river.

Clara Ifland was thrown from her horse last Tuesday evening while returning from school. She only received a slight wound on the face.

Mrs. Ifland and Mrs. Elmer Johnson made a visit to Palacios last week.

Mr. Ferris of Dallas is having his farm premises near here fitted up with good substantial barns and other improvements.

There will be a large acreage planted to cotton at this place.

Mr. Frank Wilson and family have moved to Blessing where they will make their home.

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 27, 1911
 


ASHBY

A. J. Tippitt is in Gonzales on business this week.

Prof. Hartwell was a visitor to Bay City last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Johnson and Mesdames Ifland and Morgan attended the Sunday School Convention at Bay City last week. They spoke in the highest terms of hospitality of the Bay City people.

Mrs. B. Lee left for home in San Angelo after a month's visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Tippit.

Mr. Carter who recently bought the Hurd place, near Blessing, is making extensive improvements on the place.

Nearly all of the farm land around...corn, cotton, rice and garden truck. Very little will remain idle.

Mother Earth has put on her coat of green and the trees are putting on their new leaves. All is ready for the spring poet to declare spring.

C. D. Sanders made his regular visit here last Sunday.

Mr. Chester Dunbar and brother visited relatives here a few days ago.

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 3, 1911
 


ASHBY

Light showers have fallen here the past three days, but farmers would like to see a little heavier precipitation. A great deal of land is in fine condition for planting.

Mr. J. W. Spencer is having an artesian well drilled at Dunbar. Mr. Spencer is very enthusiastic over citrus growing here and is having this well put down so that he can take care of his trees if they should need water during the summer.

Mr. D. W. Dunbar spent a few days in Palacios last week.

County Superintendent Lewis visited Dunbar school last Thursday.

Rev. Chambers held a protracted meeting at Dunbar the past week.

The box supper at Prairie Center school for the benefit of the Bible class was a splendid success.

Ray Snedeker, a bright boy of the Dunbar neighborhood, has gone to Galveston and joined Uncle Sam's navy.

Little Janet Tippit has been sick this week.

Mr. Landers and family have moved into the old Moore house at Ashby. Mr. Landers will cultivate a part of the Simpson-Ferris land.

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 17, 1911
 


ASHBY

School closes tomorrow at Dunbar. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have given perfect satisfaction and we regret very much that the school fund exhausted so soon. School begins at Ashby next Monday.

Mrs. D. N. Dunbar is at Palacios this week helping to nurse a number of her grandchildren through an attack of the measles.

Chas. Lee drilled a well for A. J. Tippit last week and secured plenty of good water at a depth of forty-seven feet. Mr. Tippit will attach a gasoline engine to this well and irrigate his orchard and garden from it.

A great deal of corn has been planted this week. On some farms in this vicinity corn is up to a fine stand ready to thin out. Every farmer here will plant some cotton and a large acreage will be planted in peanuts. Those who planted kaffir corn last year were so well pleased with results that they will increase their acreage this year.

Mr. Ferris of Dallas was here last week looking over his farm.

Misses Kate and Lois Dunbar entertained a number of their young friends last Wednesday evening. The evening was spent in games followed by refreshments.

Mayor Sutherland and Messrs. Steger, Crowley, Tippins and Sutherland motored from Bay City last Monday and were joined here by Mr. Tippit and spent the afternoon fishing on the Trespalacios.

C. P. Theiss' handsome bungalow is about completed. It will have all the modern conveniences and will be beautifully furnished throughout the interior with beaver board.

The Matagorda County Tribune, March 17, 1911
 


ASHBY

The teachers of Dunbar Sunday school gave the little folks an egg rolling Saturday afternoon, which they enjoyed very much.

H. H. Foster attended business at Bay City on Tuesday.

The pump at the Texas plant has been in operation about 10 days.

A. J. Tippit is in San Antonio on business this week.

Mrs. Yeamans and son visited here on Thursday.

An Easter program was rendered at Ashby church on Easter Sunday. This is a very interesting Sunday school and the attendance is increasing each week.

Mrs. J. L. Hartwell will leave on the 20 inst for her home in Iowa where she will spend the summer.

Dr. and Mrs. Moore and children of Palacios visited at the Dunbar home last week.

The residents of Dunbar will soon have a new church to worship in. Mr. Hurd has donated a pretty lot for the building site and the lumber will soon be on the ground.

Miss Doss of Ashby school gave her pupils an Easter hunt Saturday.

Gardens are looking fine and the people of this neighborhood are enjoying all kinds of nice vegetables.

Mrs. Plummer and grandchildren of Palacios spent Easter with home folks at Dunbar.

The Matagorda County Tribune, April 14, 1911
 


ASHBY

Crops are looking exceedingly well considering the amount of rain that has fallen the past month. In most cases corn is fine and with a few more days of sunshine all crops can be clear of grass and then the farmers will smile.

The new church at Dunbar will be ready for services next Sunday.

Mrs. Harvey and children of Palacios are spending the week at the Dunbar home.

Mr. Chas. Link of Peru, Ill., has been the guest of Larry Leofler the past two weeks.

Capt. Nobles makes regular trips twice a week up the Trespalacios delivering ice to the residents along the river and also carries passengers.

Mr. Wm. Ludwig of Peru, Ill., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Harry L. Leofler.

A. J. Tippit is in West Texas transacting business.

A very small crowd from here attended the picnic at Tide Haven.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Penny visited relatives in Bay City last week.

Rev. Chambers will preach in the new church at Dunbar next Sunday a special song service will be rendered.

Mr. and Mrs. Tippit accompanied by Messrs. Link Lefler and Dunbar made a trip to Palacios in their launch last Friday.

Miss Rena Ifland and brother Roy have returned from Palacios where they have been attending school.

The Trespalacios river has been very high the past week.

The dewberry crop was cut short on account of the heavy rains.

The Matagorda County Tribune, May 12, 1911
 


Ashby

The farmers of Ashby are now busy planting corn.

Miss Irene Trousdale is visiting Miss Mable Kennedy, of Bay City, this week.

Miss Evalena Rockenbaugh was a guest of Miss Exie Legg Saturday afternoon.

Mr. D. D. Paulk and family of Palacios visited at the home of Mr. Earl Legg Sunday.

Mrs. Rex Baily, of El Maton, visited friends, and relatives of Ashby Tuesday morning.

Miss Mabel Kennedy and the School Inspector visited our school Monday afternoon.

Miss Exie Leona Legg was unable to attend school Monday on the account of a sore foot.

Miss Lena Maxwell of Pecan City visited at the home of Mr. J. R. Laslie this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Terry, of Collegeport, visited friends and relatives of Ashby this week.

Mr. John Runk and family of Wadsworth visited at the home of Mr. U. S. Schulte, Sunday.

Mrs. H. H. Foster and Mrs. W. H. Spoor were the guests of Mrs. C. T. Nicholson, Monday, evening.

Mrs. David Spoor and Miss Agnes McKissick were the guests of Miss Exie Legg Monday evening.

Mrs. Horace Trousdale came home from her school at the Northern Headquarters this week end.

Mrs. Joe Jinkens and little daughter, Lizzie Mae, were the guests of Mrs. H. H. Foster, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McKissick, and family enjoyed a nice dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor Sunday.

Mr. Hurbert Richard [Richard Hubert?] Legg is farming rice at Buckeye this year. We wonder if some Bay City girls can tell us "why."

Messrs. Irving Williams, Ernest Harris, Manford Foster, and G. B. McKissick Jr. went "opossum hunting" Saturday.

Misses Mary Ella Foster, Daisy Williams, Alma and Jessie Mae Schulte, were the guests of Mrs. S. Landers, Tuesday night.

The young people of Ashby are enjoying playing croquet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale on Sunday afternoons.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 24, 1922
 


Ashby

Little Lizzie Mae Jenkins was on the sick list last week.

Eugene Spoor was the guest of Miss Irene Williams Sunday.

J. R. Trousdale made a business trip to Bay City Friday.

J. R. Laslie made a business trip to Bay City Saturday.

Mrs. Landers purchased an "Auto Sock Knitter" last week.

Herbert [Hubert?] Legg returned from the rice field near Buckeye, Monday.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor was the guest of Mrs. W. H. Spoor Monday.

Miss Irene Williams has returned from her school near San Antonio.

Mr. Victor Spoor returned from Collegeport Saturday morning.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Adams, a daughter, Friday morning.

Miss Annie Mae Trousdale was the guest of Daisy Williams Sunday.

Willie Hardin Lasley made a business trip to Blessing Tuesday to get repairs for their "flivver."

Misses Irene Williams and Exie Legg were the guests of Mrs. S. Landers Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Mervin Spoor and E. R. Legg carried two cars of school children to the "Chautauqua" Monday evening.

Mrs. H. H. Foster, Mrs. D. E. Spoor, Mrs. G. B. McKissick and little son Thomas were the guests of Mrs. Joe Jenkins Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Frank Legg, who has been in the hospital at Houston on the account of his accident that happened last summer, is at home but unable to work.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 3, 1922
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard visited at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Miss Mary E. Laslie was a guest of Mrs. Jesse Gardner Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Theron Robertson of Blessing visited at the home of Mr. J. H. Nicholson this week-end.

Mr. J. R. Laslie made a business trip to Blessing Saturday.

Mrs. P. P. Terry of Collegeport visited friends and relatives of Ashby this week-end.

Manford Foster was seriously bitten by a cat Friday morning. The cat was sent to the Pasteur Institute at Austin Saturday morning. But received a telegram saying there were no symptoms of Rabies.

The cold weather has delayed farming for a few days in this section.

Miss Irene Trousdale has returned from Bay City, where she has been visiting friends for a few weeks.

Master Vallie Williams was carried to the divine healer at Bay City. He came back much improved.

Miss Reba Trousdale of Bay City visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale this weekend.

Mrs. Jenkins of this place who has been ill for some time is no better.

Palacios Beacon, March 10, 1922
 


Ashby

Miss Mary Ethel Laslie visited friends in Markham this weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Laslie made a business trip to Blessing Saturday.

Mr. G. A. Salsbury of Palacios visited in our community this week.

Mr. Hubert Legg and Miss Exie Legg attended the movies in Bay City Saturday night.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Miss Agnes McKissick were guests of Mrs. Harvey Adams Tuesday evening.

Miss Judkins and Miss Wynn, teachers in the Blessing school, attended church here Sunday afternoon.

We had services here conducted by Rev. Benhold Sunday afternoon. Also a Sunday school was organized.

A number of young people of this community attended singing at the Illinois school house Sunday night.

Mrs. A. J. Thompson and her niece Mrs. H. P. McClaugherty, of Francitas visited her brother, Mr. J. D. Legg and family Friday.

Mr. Trousdale's barn used by Walter Dorsey (colored), was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. His feed and the meat which was being smoked was also lost.

Mr. Virgil Wheeler and Miss Gladys Harrison, Mr. Arcade Ellis and Miss Alice Williams of Blessing were the guests of T. J. Williams and family, Sunday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, March 17, 1922
 


Ashby

Sunday School was organized here Sunday by Bro. Sutton of Blessing.

Miss Evalena Rockenbaugh was the guest of Miss Exie Legg, Monday night.

Miss Irene Williams has gone to San Marcos, where she will go to school this spring.

Mr. Bennie Barnett of Markham was the guest of Miss Mary Laslie, Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Hubert Legg and Miss Ethel Legg made a business trip to Bay City Sunday afternoon.

Miss Katie Williams, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed Moffett of Bay City, returned Sunday.

Mrs. E. B. Lowe and daughter of Bay City visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. Spoor, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bierie were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. Landers Sunday afternoon.

Miss Reba Trousdale of Bay City visited at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moffett of Bay City visited at the home of their parents, Mr. T. J. Williams, and family this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Phillips, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. Bowers, Miss Judkins and Rev. Marions of Blessing attended Sunday School here Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, March 24, 1922
 


Ashby

Miss Grace Ellis was the guest of Miss Mary Laslie, Sunday.

Mr. T. J. Williams made a business trip to Bay City, Thursday.

Miss Alma Schulte was the guest of Miss Exie Legg, Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Daisy Williams was the guest of Miss Annie Mae Trousdale, Sunday night.

A few young people of this place attended the County Meet at Bay City last Friday.

Mrs. W. H. Spoor and Mrs. H. H. Foster were the guests of Mrs. G. B. McKissick, Wednesday.

Mrs. D. N. Dunbar of Ashby is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Maide Moore of Palacios this week.

Miss Mary Laslie and Mr. Will Hardin Laslie were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Gardner, Friday night.

The rain, Saturday, made the rice farmers of this community easier to shave. It made their long faces short ones.

Mr. Hubert Legg, Miss Alma Schulte and Miss Ethel Legg was the guest of Miss Ethel Lowe of Bay City Friday afternoon.

Mrs. H. H. Foster, Miss Mary Ella Foster, Miss Evalina Rockenbaugh and Mr. Manford Foster were the guests of Miss Exie Legg, Sunday.

A storm passed through this community Saturday, did quite a lot of damage here, moving some houses off of blocks and destroying some smaller buildings.

Palacios Beacon, March 31, 1922
 


Ashby

The Ashby school was out Monday April 3rd.

Sunday school was well attended here Sunday.

Mr. Earl Legg made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

Mr. J. R. Laslie made a business trip to Blessing Saturday.

The farmers of this community are very busy planting corn.

Miss Alma Schulte was a guest of Miss Katie Williams Sunday.

Mrs. Wylie Trousdale was the guest of Miss Mary Laslie Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Legg and children visited at the home of Mr. D. D. Paulk of Palacios Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard and little daughter, Lucille, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Mrs. W. H. Jenkins died at her home Monday afternoon, relatives and friends are left to mourn her absence.

Mr. Hubert Legg has been very busy for the past few days dragging the roads of this district which has helped them very much.

The picnic planned by the teachers of the Ashby school was postponed until sometime in the near future on the account of the death of Mrs. Jenkins.

Miss Evalena Rockenbaugh, Mr. Hubert Legg, Miss Ethel Legg, Mr. Clarence Chamblee and Miss Exie Legg attended singing at the Turtle Bay school house Sunday night.

The pupils of the Ashby school "showered" our mail carrier, Mr. Robert Terry or "Faithful Bob" as they call him, with beautiful roses and many kinds of flowers for his kindness to them during this term of school.

Palacios Beacon, April 7, 1922
 


Ashby

Miss Mary Laslie made a business trip to Bay City Friday.

Miss Ethel Lowe of Bay City visited friends here Sunday.

Mr. J. R. Laslie made a business trip to Collegeport Friday.

Church services were conducted here Sunday afternoon by Rev. Waters, of San Antonio.

A few young people attended church Monday night at the Community House in Blessing.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Miss Agnes McKissick were the guests of Mrs. Ruth Jenkins Monday.

Mrs. H. H. Foster and daughter Mary Ella, were the guests of Mrs. Ruth Jenkins Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKissick and children visited at the home of Mr. J. H. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Miss Reba Trousdale of Bay City visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale, this weekend.

Mr. Frank Legg, Miss Ethel Legg, and Miss Exie Legg visited at the home of D. D. Paulk Friday.

Miss Katie Williams, Mrs. Alice Meeks, and Miss Daisy Williams were the guests of Miss Exie Legg Wednesday afternoon.

The young people of this place enjoyed a play party and candy breaking at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harris Saturday night.

Palacios Beacon, April 14, 1922
 


Ashby

Miss Evalena Rockenbaugh was the guest of Miss Exie Legg Sunday.

Mrs. P. P. Terry and little daughter, Della, visited her mother, Mrs. W. H. Spoor, Sunday.

Mrs. J. Harvey and children of Tivoli, are visiting her mother, Mrs. D. N. Dunbar this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lane of Bay City visited at the home of their sister, Mrs. D. E. Spoor, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Paulk and children of Palacios visited at the home of E. R. Legg Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard, and Mr. Rick Rockenbaugh visited at the home of J. H. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

A few of the young people attended the church services conducted by Rev. Curtis at Bay View Sunday night.

The young people of this community enjoyed an entertainment given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Laslie Saturday night. Refreshments were served, such as cake, strawberries and cream.

Palacios Beacon, April 21, 1922
 


Ashby

Mr. D. D. Paulk and family of Palacios visited relatives here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Salsbury of Palacios were in our community Monday.

Mrs. McComb of Nebraska, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Landers this week.

Quite a few of the young people of this community attended singing at Bay View last Sunday night.

Mrs. Ruth Jenkins and little daughter, Lizzie Mae, were the guests of Mrs. G. B. McKissick Sunday.

Misses Exie and Ethel Legg, and Evalena Rockenbaugh visited relatives and friends of Palacios Sunday.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Miss Agnes McKissick visited at the home of Mrs. P. P. Terry of Collegeport Sunday.

Mr. Horace Warner of near Palacios visited at the home of his uncle, Mr. J. D. Legg Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Horace Warner of near Palacios visited at the home of his uncle, Mr. J. D. Legg Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Reba Trousdale and Miss Marie Kennedy of Bay City visited friends and relatives of this place Saturday and Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1922
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. Lane of Bay City visited relatives of Ashby Sunday.

Mr. Clarence Chamblee of near Palacios visited relatives of Ashby Friday and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Mr. Harvey Adams was called to Willis Point Friday on account of serious illness of his sister.

Miss Alice Williams of Blessing visited at the home of her father, Mr. T. J. Williams, this week.

The young people of this community enjoyed the party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hebel Saturday night.

Palacios Beacon, May 4, 1922
 


Ashby

Church services were conducted here Sunday by Rev. Benhold.

Miss Irene Robertson visited friends at Blessing last weekend.

R. K. Legg and family of Collegeport, visited at the home of his father, J. D. Legg, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Herreth, of El Maton, visited in the home of his sister, Mrs. V. J. Schulte, Sunday.

A few of the young people of this community attended singing at the Illinois school house Sunday night.

Mrs. Joe Jenkins, Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Miss Agnes McKissick, were the guests of Mrs. W. H. Spoor Friday.

Palacios Beacon, May 19, 1922
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Legg made a business trip to Palacios Saturday.

Miss Grace Ellis, of Houston, is visiting her brother, P. P. Ellis and family.

A few of the people of Ashby attended the "barbecue" at Blessing Friday.

Miss Alice Williams has returned from Blessing where she has been attending school.

Miss Reba Trousdale, of Bay City, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Trousdale, this week end.

An ice cream supper was held at the school house by the people of this community for the benefit of the Sunday School Saturday night. There was a very large crowd and every one had an enjoyable time.

Palacios Beacon, May 26, 1922
 


Ashby

(Too late for last week.)

Misses Ethel and Ea Legg are visiting their father, Mr. Ed Legg at Hull this week.

Our Sunday School is graduating increasing in number as well as interest, we are going to try very hard to make a success.

Miss Alice Williams is at home now enjoying her vacation, and renewing friendships.

We had a nice shower Tuesday afternoon, just enough to revive the growing crops.

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Mr. and Mrs. Earl Legg and family went to Palacios Saturday to visit relatives.

The rice crops are looking very nice and we are very enthusiastic about the splendid harvest that is sure to come.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Gardner and Miss Mary Laslie made a business trip to Palacios Thursday afternoon.

Tomorrow is dipping day. It is interesting to walk the large numbers of cattle pass by on their way to the vat.

We received a heavy shower Tuesday night followed by frequent flashes of lightning.

Palacios Beacon, June 9, 1922
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Legg and family were called to Palacios Thursday on account of the death of their niece, little Edna James.

Mrs. E. B. Lowe of Bay City visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. Spoor last week.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry of Collegeport visited friends and relatives here Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard and Mr. Rick Rockenbaugh visited at the home of J. H. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Miss Ethel Lowe of Bay City was a guest of Miss Exie Legg Sunday.

Mr. Arcade Ellis of Blessing was the guest of Miss Alice Williams Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Chatlin were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Legg Sunday.

Many of the young people of this community attended singing at the home of Mr. T. J. Williams and family Sunday night.

Palacios Beacon, June 30, 1922
 


Ashby

Mrs. W. H. Spoor visited relatives of Palacios last week.

Miss Irene Robertson is visiting relatives of Palacios this week.

Miss Eva Lena Rockenbaugh made a business trip to Palacios Saturday.

Miss Alice Williams is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed. Moffat, of near Bay City this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Moffat, of near Bay City, visited her father, Mr. T. J. Williams Sunday.

The young people of this community enjoyed the dance at the old store building last Saturday night.

Mrs. H. H. Foster, and little daughter, Mary Eula, were the guests of Mrs. Harvey Adams Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Legg and family visited at the home of their son, R. K. Legg, of Collegeport, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. McFarland and children, of near Palacios visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rockenbaugh Sunday.

Miss Maggie Gavender, of Wadsworth, who has been visiting friends and relatives of Ashby, returned home Saturday.

Palacios Beacon, June 14, 1922
 


Ashby

Miss Agnes McKissick visited friends of Bay City last week.

Miss Lucille Dalton of West Columbia is visiting her sister, Mrs. Effie Dunbar.

Miss Irene Robertson who has been visiting relatives of Palacios returned Sunday.

Misses Alma Schulte and Eva Rockenbaugh were the guests of Miss Exie Legg Sunday.

Miss Mary Laslie and Mr. Willie Harden Laslie made a business trip to Palacios last Saturday.

Mr. Lloyd Harvey of Tivoli, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Dunbar this week.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry of Collegeport visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Spoor this week-end.

Mr. Jim Fields and his Bayview singing class entertained the people of Ashby at the school house Sunday July 23.

There will be all day singing at the Ashby school house August 1st. Come and bring your dinner. Everybody are invited.

Palacios Beacon, July 28, 1922
 


Ashby School Closes

Ashby school hied to the woods last Friday, the whole community joined with the school, the board of trustees furnished the fatted calf and had him barbecued and everybody had a great, good time.

There is no more beautiful spot in Matagorda County than that particular place where Wilson Creek flows into Trespalacios River, the grassy slope that leads to the stream, the great oaks festooned with grape vines and draped with Spanish moss that furnish shade at all hours of the day.

This spot was enlivened Friday, April 29, by the flitting forms of happy children, their lilting voices more sweet than bird songs as they played and romped under the trees.

Collegeport, too, had chosen this spot to make a holiday for her children. After luncheon the two schools discovered each other and joined forces. An impromptu program of songs, readings and “Good Roads” speeches was given, to the diversion and the entertainment of all.

A plea for community co-operation in the interest of better schools and better educational opportunities for the children of the community was made by the county superintendent. Several of the ladies planned to take steps toward organizing a parent-teachers association at Ashby.

It was a happy day of friendly associations and neighborly converse amid naturally beautiful surroundings.

Matagorda County Tribune, May 6, 1927
 


Ashby News

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Genzer are the proud parents of twin babies born Friday night.

Mrs. D. C. Kelley, Mr. R. E. Hilmer and Mr. George Hanna of Victoria spent Sunday visiting in Ashby community.

Miss Gertrude Nicholson left for Houston Saturday to attend school.

Everyone in Ashby community is expected to be at Palacios next Friday.

The Ashby school trustees, Mr. George B. McKissick, Mr. S. T. Vacek and Mr. H. H. Foster are very busy making plans for a teacherage that is to be built near the school.

A pie supper and school carnival was given at Ashby school, October 11, for the benefit of the school. The crowd which attended was not as large as was expected due to a shower which came up about dark. The school trustees, teachers and people of the community appreciate the fact that Mrs. Pollard and the Bay City band came to Ashby school and helped to make the event a success.

Mrs. Joe Jurek and sons left Sunday morning to spend a few days visiting relatives in Schulenburg.

The next entertainment at Ashby school will be a chautauqua number given by Brother Hale of Bay City on October 31.

Daily Tribune, October 15, 1930
 


Ashby News

Mr. H. H. Foster and son, Manford, left Wednesday for a visit in Kennedy. They returned the early part of this week.

Mr. Otho Robertson, who has been working in the oil fields, has been visiting his parents who live in Ashby community. He returned to his work in the oil fields Tuesday.

Miss Elva McKissick is in Palacios on an extended visit.

Mrs. Claire Pollard spent Friday morning visiting Ashby school. The morning was well spent and we are looking forward to another visit from Mrs. Pollard.

A meeting of the mothers and teachers was held at Ashby school Friday afternoon. A number of worth while subjects were discussed among them being the possibilities of a mothers club and an art club. The following parents were present: Mrs. P. P. Terry, Mrs. A. Hejtmanek, Mrs. W. M. Trousdale, Mr. D. L. Boston, Mrs. John T. Williams and Mrs. D. E. Nicholson.

Mr. A. P. Boston and wife from Houston visited Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Boston, who live in Ashby community. Mr. A. P. Boston returned to Houston Monday morning.

Mr. Joe and Earnest Kopecky, professional wrestlers, are visiting their parents in Ashby. Mr. Joe Kopecky is scheduled to be in Amarillo Saturday to have a wrestling match.

Daily Tribune, November 13, 1930
 


Ashby

Recently the people of Ashby community have been saying little and thinking considerably on a number of very grave questions. Among the questions considered is the advisability of Ashby consolidating with Blessing school district. Ashby has had a number of business meetings in connection with this question. Those present at one of the meetings were: Mrs. Claire F. Pollard, Mr. Wm. Cash, Mr. J. D. Evans, Mr. George B. McKissick, Mr. H. H. Foster and the teachers of Ashby school. Mr. C. A. Lucas and Mr. Nance of Blessing, have visited in Ashby community on a number of occasions to discuss the question of consolidating Ashby with Blessing.

Another question which has recently been discussed and agreed upon is the purchase of several acres of land joining the school grounds for the site of a teacherage that is to be built in the near future. A meeting was held in the school concerning this question. Those present were: Mrs. Claire F. Pollard, Mr. H. H. Foster, Mrs. S. T. Vacek, Mr. George B. McKisick, Mr. J. D. Evans, Mr. W. T. Trousdale, Mr. F. J. Hejtmanek, Mrs. C. Nicholson, Miss Myrtle Kelley and Mrs. R. E. Hilmer.

Ashby students who were on the honor roll for January were Clara Nicholson and Lillie Jurek.

The students on the honor roll for February are: Lucy Mae Nicholson, Anna Laura Kucher, Jerry Lipinsky, Georgia Genzer, Gertrude Jurek, Louie Vacek, Louise Nicholson, Emma Lee Kucher, Barbara McKissick, Georgia Hejtmanek, Edward Nicholson and Lillie Jurek. The three students who averaged A on their mid-term examinations are: Emma Lee Kucher, George Hejtmanek and Barbara McKissick, Frank Hejtmanek and Louise Vacek made all A's on their report card for February.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robertson had many visitors Sunday. They were Mrs. R. C. Cunningham and Miss Josephine Nicholson of Blessing and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McKissick of Ashby. The guests had a very enjoyable time.

Miss Barbara McKissick gave a bunco party Monday night. The guests were Mrs. R. E. Hilmer, Miss Ione Robertson, Miss Louise Nicholson, Miss Lucille Robertson, Rufus Robertson, Lewis Nicholson and August Kucher. Everyone had a nice time.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hejtmanek and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Ondrusek of El Maton Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Trousdale returned Thursday from a business trip near Houston. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Trousdale made this trip in their new Chevrolet six which they recently purchased.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin of Palacios and Mr. and Mrs. I. M. McKissick of Collegeport were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McKissick Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hejtmanek had a number of guests Friday night. They were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Spoor, Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughter, Della, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, Mr. Verne Bowers and Mr. Julius Kucher. The guests played pit and everyone had a very enjoyable evening.

Mr. Luby Christmas of Houston spent a week visiting his parents at Ashby. He and his younger brother, Woodrow, returned to Houston Thursday.

Mr. Joe W. Macek and Mr. R. Rode of Rosenberg spent Friday oystering at Oyster Lake. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Macek and family from Rosenberg visited Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hejtmanek.

Ashby boasts of two brides within the past few weeks. Miss Wilma Vacek's recent marriage to Mr. Tofil Stiber was celebrated at the home of her father, Mr. S. T. Vacek, by a very delightful supper for numerous guests. After the supper the guests were entertained by a dance. The music was furnished by Vacek's band. The wedding was a happy event for all.

The second bride of Ashby community is Miss Nellie Lee Kelly, principal of Ashby school. The groom is Mr. R. E. Hilmer, foreman of the Victoria Advocate mechanical department. Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer made a bridal trip to Houston and will make their home in Victoria.

A small crowd from Ashby attended the party at Miss Elsie Kopecky's home March 14. The party was given in honor of Miss Elsie's fourteenth birthday. Everyone had a nice time.

Miss Myrtle Kelley and Mrs. R. E. Hilmer had a number of guests Thursday night. They were Miss Elva McKissick, Miss Louise Nicholson, Miss Barbara McKissick, Miss Reba McKissick, Thomas McKissick and Gyle McKissick. All played bunco and the guests seemed to enjoy the exciting game.

Miss Barbara McKissick of Ashby spent the week-end with Miss Hilda Lee Boston of El Maton. They attended the party at the home of Miss Elsie Kopecky.

Mrs. D. D. Nicholson of Ashby was very sick Friday night. Dr. Elliott of Palacios was called to her bedside. The many friends of Mrs. Nicholson will be glad to know that she is improving.

Mr. Jim and Albert Keecher were business visitors in Bay City Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Sol McGehee and daughter, Bettie Joan of Newgulf, spent the afternoon with Mrs. McGehee's parents in Ashby Tuesday They motored to Newgulf last Tuesday evening.

Daily Tribune, March 23, 1931
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Walker left early Friday morning for Beaumont. They also went to Lake Charles, La., and came back to Ashby Monday at noon. They both seemed to enjoy the trip although Mrs. Walker felt bad, but is better now.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Anderson of Buckeye and Mrs. Joe Kucher and daughter Anna Laura motored to Hallettsville early Friday morning. Me. and Mrs. Sidney Anderson came back the following Monday, but Mrs. Kucher and daughter stayed for nearly two weeks. Early Wednesday morning Mr. and Mrs. Walker and Albert Kucher went after Mrs. Kucher and little daughter and late that evening they arrived home. They had a jolly time while visiting Mrs. Kucher's parents.

Miss Ruth Lipinsky left for Houston, Friday week ago to spend a few days with her relatives. The following Monday she came back. Ruth had a grand time while visiting in the large city.

Mr. and Mrs. Sal McGehee and little daughter, Bettie Joan, were visitors in Ashby Sunday. Late Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Sal McGehee, Bettie Joan and Anna Laura Kucher motored to Newgulf.

Miss Barbara McKissick of this small place spent the past Sunday with her pal.

Mr. and Mrs. Kucher and family had many guests the past Thursday. They were: Mr. Louie Kucher and son, Frank, Mr. Frank Kola all of Sweet Home. They left early next morning.

Daily Tribune, June 27, 1931
 


Ashby

Mrs. J. W. Gray and son, Woodrow, of Beaumont are here visiting with Mrs. Gray's sister, Mrs. S. Landers, and Mr. Landers.

Mrs. T. C. Sayers and baby daughter, Polly Ann, are here visiting Mrs. Sayer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Douglas of Rosharon spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster.

Mrs. G. M. Mullens of Fordtran, Texas, drove down last Monday for his daughter, Mrs. E. F. Spoor, and children. Mrs. Spoor and children spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. Mullens and Mr. and Mrs. Hensley and family. Mr. and Mrs. Hensley brought them home Saturday evening and returned to their home Sunday.

Mrs. George Bowers and daughter and son-in-law and Adrian Bowers spent Saturday and Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and family.

Misses Fanny Merle and Yvonne Weaver and Frank Weaver, Jr. spent Sunday here with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Spoor and children.

Mrs. W. H. Spoor is visiting in Houston, Rosharon and Angleton this week.

Mr. S. Landers was called to Sweetwater, Texas, last week on account of the illness of his father.

Mrs. H. H. Foster was a Bay City visitor last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Buck Vengular have purchased a V-eight.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 29, 1932
 


ASHBY LOCALS
 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son Donald visited in Houston last week with Mr. Spoor's brother, Mr. W. A. Spoor and family.

 

Messrs. Bill and Jim Kuchar of Collegeport were visitors of Ashby Thursday.

 

There were a good many people from here and El Maton attended the dance at Collegeport at the Kuchar home Thursday night.

 

Mrs. W. M. Trousdale gave a party at her home Saturday night for her Sunday school class. There were also some grown people there. They all seemed to have a delightful time. They all returned home about 11:30 o'clock after refreshments of sandwiches and hot chocolate were served.

 

Messrs. E. F. Spoor and J. L. McKissick were business visitors in Bay City Thursday.

 

Messrs. P. P. Terry and Geo. B. McKissick were in Bay City on business on Thursday.

 

Mr. J. R. Trousdale was a Collegeport visitor on Thursday.

 

Messrs. E. F. and V. D. Spoor were in Palacios one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Glayze [Glaze] and Mr. Cecile Buchert visited with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver McNeil and family Sunday evening. That night they all went to B. Y. P. U. and preaching at El Maton.

 

Mrs. H. H. Foster spent the week-end in Palacios with Mrs. Carrie Nelson.

 

Several from here motored to Bay City and back Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin and son, Norman, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. McKissick and family Sunday.

 

Mrs. Mary Jurek and son were visiting in Ashby Sunday from El Maton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hejtmanek and family visited in Midfield, Sunday.

 

Mr. Callie Williams of Newgulf came down Monday and he and his brothers Vallie and Malcolm motored to Freeport and back that day.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Will Trousdale, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Trousdale and Junior visited in El Campo one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Terry and Joyce visited in Ashby Sunday from Blessing.

 

Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Vacek and family attended church in Blessing Sunday morning.

 

Messrs. Henry and Cecil Legg and Miss Minnie Legg were Bay City visitors Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Spoor and family visited with Mrs. Orville Reaves, near Buckeye Sunday afternoon.
 

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, January 26, 1933
 


Ashby Locals

Mrs. H. H. Footer, Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Spoor and daughter, Neldine, visited in Palacios last Wednesday. Mrs. Spoor and Neldine stayed there for a few days visit with her mother, Mrs. Wm. Jett.

Mrs. McNeil and Mrs. E. F. Spoor drove to Bay City last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, and Mr. Geo. B. McKissick, spent Saturday in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Legg and family of Bay City visited here among relatives Sunday.

Mr. Otho Robertson and Miss Irene Robertson visited with Mr. and Mrs. Avon Harter of Blessing Saturday night.

Mrs. E. F. Spoor, Dovie Lee and Jeanine and Miss Dora Mae Huddleston visited in Markham Sunday with Miss Dora Mae's mother, Mrs. A. B. Huddleston.

Mr. V. D. Spoor went to Palacios Saturday and brought back Mrs. Spoor and Neldine who had been visiting there.

Mr. Hubert Legg of Bay City was here Monday.

Mr. Castleton of Bay City was here on business the first of the week. Mr. Castleton works for the Sinclair Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin and son, Norman, of Palacios, were here Sunday with Mrs.. McGlothlin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. McKissick and family.

Mr. Otho Robertson, Miss Irene Robertson and Miss Josephine Nicholson were Bay City visitors Friday.

Mr. Joseph Jerome Nicholson passed away after a month's illness here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sterling Landers last Wednesday evening at eight o'clock.

He came here in the summer from Beaumont to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers. He was 85 years of age. He was laid to rest Thursday afternoon at three-thirty o'clock in the Ashby Cemetery. Mr. Nicholson is survived by a number of children and grandchildren. We all extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 23, 1933
 


Ashby Locals

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Deane visited last Sunday with Mrs. Dean’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale. Mr. and Mrs. Deane live in Bay City.

Miss Elva McKissick spent part of the week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thos. P. Hale in Wadsworth.

Messrs. David Spoor, George B. McKissick and T. M. McKissick were business visitors in Bay City Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers were shopping in Bay City last Wednesday.

Mrs. W. M. Trousdale motored to Rosenberg last Wednesday to see her sister who has been in the hospital there. Mrs. Trousdale took her sister home from the hospital while she was there. We sincerely hope she will continue on the road to health.

Mrs. E. F. Spoor and daughters, Jeannine and Dovie Lee and Miss Dora Mae Huddleston were Bay City visitors Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Howard Mason of Houston and Messrs. Curtis Mason and Alvin Huddleston of Markham were here last Wednesday.

Mr. J. R. Trousdale was a business visitor in Buckeye last Thursday.

Mr. Ed Jurek of El Maton was a visitor here last Friday.

Mrs. H. W. Foster was a Bay City visitor last Friday.

Mr. J. R. Trousdale was a business visitor in Collegeport last Friday.

Mr. Ed Jurek of El Maton was a visitor here last Friday.

Mrs. H. W. Foster was a Bay City visitor last Friday.

Mr. J. R. Trousdale was a business visitor in Collegeport last Friday.

Mr. Barnett Bump of Blessing was here last Saturday.

Messrs. Wylie Trousdale and J. L. McKissick were business visitors in Blessing  on Saturday.

Mr. Paul Braden was here on business Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, were visitors in Bay City last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and her daughters, Bernice and Della, were in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Legg and family of Bay City were visiting relatives here last Sunday.

Mrs. E. F. Cooper and daughters, Jeanine and Dovie Lee were Markham visitors last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hejtmanek gave a party at their home Saturday night. A large crowd attended and a good time was had by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Terry and daughter, Joyce, of Blessing were visiting relatives here Sunday.

Mr. Theron Robertson went to Louise one day last week, he is preparing to farm rice there this year.

Mrs. H. H. Foster was a Palacios visitor the last of the week.

Messrs. Cecil Legg and Allen James were Palacios visitors last Monday.

Miss Mildred McKissick was an El Campo visitor last Tuesday.

Messrs. P. P. Terry, D. E. Spoor, Geo. B. McKissick, were Bay City visitors Monday.

Misses Mildred and Elva McKissick were present at a turkey dinner in Collegeport Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fulcher.

Mr. P. P. Terry is doing jury duty in Bay City this week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams of Newgulf visited with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin and son, Norman, of Palacios, visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McKissick and family.

Mrs. Ernest Nicholson and children were called to Galveston Monday to the bedside of Mr. Ernest who had another bad spell with his heart. However, he is somewhat better at this writing we are glad to report.

Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Mullens of Fordtran arrived here Tuesday for an indefinite stay with their children, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Spoor and family.

Mr. Boeker of Collegeport was a business visitor here Tuesday.

Mr. Oscar Barber, the tax assessor, was a business visitor here Tuesday.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, and Mrs. H. H. Foster were visitors in Bay City Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ryman of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor Tuesday evening.

Mr. S. T. Vacek was in Blessing on business Monday.

Mr. M. Frick of Markham was a business visitor here Wednesday morning.

There was a bunch took advantage of the norther the first of the week and went oystering. They brought back a large haul of oysters and nice large ones too. Those that went on this trip were Messrs. E. F. Spoor, G. B. McKissick, Jr., Otho Robertson, C. T. Nicholson, V. D. Spoor, J. L. McKissick and Joe Kuchera. Mr. Joe Kuchera joined them at Collegeport.

Messrs. E. F. Spoor and Thompson Gyle were in Bay City Wednesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 23, 1933
 


ASHBY LOCALS

 

Mrs. Nora Davis of El Campo visited here one day last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Trousdale.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams of Newgulf spent several days here last week with Mrs. Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Trousdale.

 

Mrs. Alvin Williams of Bay City was here on business last Saturday.

 

The 4-H Club met last Thursday at the schoolhouse. There were a good many there. The secretary, Mrs. Landers, reported the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company donated the club $35 for which to buy canners and sealer for the community.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Legg and family of Bay City visited here Sunday with Mrs. J. D. Legg and Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor.

 

Several from here attended the dance in El Maton Saturday night.

 

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Donald were Bay City visitors Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Trousdale and Mr. J. L. McKissick were business visitors in Bay City Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and baby of Bay City were business visitors here last Thursday night.

 

Mr. R. C. Rodly and daughter of Egypt, Texas were business visitors here Tuesday.

 

Monday night a bunch met at the store, then they all went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver McNeil to give them a surprise party. Games and conversations were enjoyed until l late hour, then refreshments were served which were taken there by the "surprisers."

 

Mr. and Mrs. McNeil and sons are leaving this week for south San Antonio, where Mr. McNeil will teach school next year.

 

We hate to lose these good people, who have been such a help in the community and with the Sunday School, but we wish them luck in their new home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Spoor and their daughter, Neldine and Mrs. H. H. Foster, motored to Palacios Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Spoor and daughter stayed over for a visit with Mrs. Spoor's mother, Mrs. W. M. Jett.

 

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and their daughters, Della and Bernice, were business visitors in Bay City Saturday.

 

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, May 4, 1933

 


Ashby

Mr. Strassner of Palacios was here on business Friday.

Mr. E. F. Spoor was a business visitor in Bay City Friday.

Mr. H. H. Foster was in Bay City on business Friday.

Messrs. V. D. and E. F. Spoor were in Blessing Saturday on business.

Mr. Wright of Palacios was here on business Saturday.

Mrs. Claire F. Pollard of Bay City was here Friday.

Mesdames P. P. Terry and D. E. Spoor were in Bay City Tuesday.

Misses Josie Pinchback and Wilma Thomas were shopping in Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry were Bay City visitors Monday.

Miss Irene Robertson and Mr. Malcolm Williams were in Bay City Monday.

Mrs. R. E. Terry and daughter, Joyce, of Palacios were in Ashby Monday. They were accompanied home by Miss Irene Robertson and Mrs. W. M. Trousdale.

Miss Barbara McKissick and Mrs. F. E. Spoor were shopping in Bay City Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin and son, Norman, of Palacios spent Saturday and Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McKissick.

Miss Elva McKissick and Mr. Verner Bowers were in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dean and Miss Margaret Trousdale motored to Houston Friday afternoon.

Rev. C. N. Wylie delivered a nice sermon Monday night at the Ashby school house. Come again Reverend Wiley.

The Ashby school will have their Christmas tree and program Friday night, Dec. 22, 1933.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGlothlin and son and Mrs. G. B. McKissick attended the show in Bay City Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Hejtmanek and children, Martha Pane and George spent the weekend in Rosenberg.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 21, 1933
 


Ashby

Mrs. D. E. Spoor and Mrs. Sterling Landers attended the council meeting for the Home Demonstration Club in Bay City Wednesday evening. Mrs. Baer from A. & M. College had charge of the program and gave a very interesting talk.

Mr. N. C. Stewart of Corpus Christi was a guest of Mr. H. H. Foster this week.

Vern Bowers and Elva McKissick attended the bridge club Thursday night in Collegeport at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Richman Jr.

Judge McNabb and N. C. Stewart were visitors here Tuesday. Judge McNabb was electioneering as well as visiting.

The Ashby Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. D. E. Spoor Tuesday, March 6. The following members being present: Mesdames George McKissick, Percy Terry, John Williams, Allen James, F. J. Hejtmanek, Vic Spoor, Landers, Miss Elva McKissick and the hostess, Mrs. Spoor. The purpose of the meeting was learning to dye old rugs.

Douglas Shiver was a visitor here Monday. He was driving a new Chevrolet sedan.

Commissioner George Harrison was here Monday. He is not sure that he will have an opponent so he is keeping on the safe side of electioneering a little as he goes along. Keep up the good work Mr. Harrison.

Thomas and Gyle McKissick were in Bay City Thursday night to see the life of Christ at the Colonial Theater.

J. R. Trousdale was a business visitor in Bay City Wednesday.

Mrs. H. H. Foster was a Bay City visitor Wednesday.

Mary Ella Foster is spending several days in Wadsworth with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hale assisting Mr. Hale with his interscholastic league work.

Mr. Sterling Landers was a business visitor in Bay City Wednesday.

Palacios Beacon, March 15, 1934
 


Ashby

Mrs. H. H. Foster visited in Rosenberg Tuesday with her daughter, Miss Mary Ella.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters, Delia and Bernice, Mrs. Mary Spoor and E. F. Spoor spent Wednesday in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Spoor and family. Mr. W. A. Spoor has been very sick.

Mrs. D. E. Spoor, from Angleton and J. G. Spoor, from Nederland, visited here Tuesday.

Miss Katie Nicholson, of Crockett, is here visiting in the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robertson.

Those from here that visited in Bay City Saturday were, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster, Thomas McKissick, Miss Elva McKissick, V. D. Spoor, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur, J. R. Trousdale, J. S. Robertson and Mrs. E. F. Spoor.

P. P. Terry spent Saturday in Angleton and Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur were in Cedar Lane Saturday.

Friday was the second birthday of Donna Jean, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur. Mrs. Wilbur gave a party for her, serving ice cream and cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Owens and family were here from Houston Sunday visiting in the home of Mrs. Owens' uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Spoor.

Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Brown of Citrus Grove, visited here with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster Sunday afternoon.

George B. McKissick was a visitor in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. McKissick and son, Jimmie, and Lewis Nicholson of Rosharon, spent the week end here with home folk.

Mr. and Mrs. Ebrom and daughters visited in El Maton Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lipensky.

Mrs. M. T. Foster and son, of Rosharon, spent Monday here with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster.

P. P. Terry was a business visitor in Bay City Monday.

Mrs. Emma Taylor, of El Campo, visited her daughter, Maxine, in the home of Mr. Fisher here Sunday.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 29, 1936
 


Ashby

Messrs. D. E. Spoor and M. F. Foster were business visitors here from Angleton last Tuesday.

Mr. P. P. Terry was a business visitor in Bay City and Palacios last Wednesday.

Mr. H. H. Foster was a business visitor in Angleton Wednesday.

Mr. Stanley Wright of Collegeport, was here on business last Thursday.

Misses Mary Ella Foster and Emma Kucher were here Wednesday from Rosenberg.

Mr. Tom Hood was a LaGrange and Schulenburg business visitor last week.

Mr. V. D. Spoor was a business visitor in Bay City and Palacios last Saturday.

Miss Della Terry is in Houston visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harvel and sons attended church in Blessing Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Law were here from Manvel last Sunday.

Mrs. M. J. Williams and Miss Katie Nicholson were visitors in Bay City Monday.

Mesdames Sterling Landers and Cecil Legg were at the Ladies' Club meeting in El Maton Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur and daughter, Donna Jean, spent the week end in Galveston with relatives.

There were several new pupils starting to school this week.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 12, 1936
 


Ashby

D. E. Spoor of Angleton spent Wednesday and Thursday here with home folk.

Wednesday Messrs D. E. and E. F. Spoor went fishing. They report a catch of about thirty red fish, one weighing nearly ten pounds. They were caught in Tres Palacios.

Messrs. Tobe and Ira Byars, of La Ward, were business visitors in the P. P. Terry home Friday.

H. H. Foster was a Bay City visitor Thursday.

Ray Long of Dayton spent several days of last week here with his sister, Mrs. C. O. Legg, returning Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur and daughter, Donna Jean, were visitors in Bay City and Cedar Lane Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers and Miss Mettie Lee Nicholson were El Maton visitors Saturday night.

H. H. Foster was in Rosharon on business Saturday. He was accompanied by Onley Brown, of Citrus Grove.

John T. Williams, of Angleton, spent the week end here fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, of Angleton, spent the week end here with home folk.

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Schoner and children, of Victoria, spent Sunday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Havel.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Landers and Miss Mettie Lee Nicholson spent Sunday at Red Bluff fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. Streen Korarch and sons were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Havel and sons.

J. L. and Jake McKissick were Bay City business visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Havel and sons visited with Mr. and Mrs. Gramas Thursday night in Blessing.

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Legg were Bay City visitors Friday.

Victor Schulte was a business visitor here from Prairie Center Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Skeeter Slone were business visitors here last Thursday.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 19, 1936
 


Ashby

Mrs. Josephine Nicholson passed away at Premont last Tuesday night at the home of her son, Tom Nicholson. The body was shipped over the B. & M. Wednesday and was laid to rest in the Ashby cemetery Thursday afternoon at three o'clock with Rev. George Gillespie officiating. Mrs. Nicholson was 84 years of age and the mother of twelve children, nine of them having passed on before her. Her husband also having gone to his reward before her.

She leaves two sons and one daughter to mourn her loss, Tom Nicholson of Premont, Joe Nicholson of Crockett, and Mrs. Lucy Robertson of Ashby, besides several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

H. H. Foster was a business visitor in Rosharon last Monday.

Lee Moran of Pierce, and Ed Barlow of Buckeye, were visitors in the P. P. Terry home last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur and Donna Jean were visitors in Bay City last Monday afternoon.

Misses Josephine and Louise Nicholson of Bay City, were here last Thursday afternoon to attend the funeral of their grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nicholson and family of Premont, spent Wednesday night and Thursday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Roberts, returning home Friday. Miss Katie Nicholson, who had been visiting here from Crockett accompanied them to Premont for a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hicks moved to El Campo Tuesday. We wish them well in their new home.

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Legg were in El Campo on business last Tuesday. They returned by Clemville and had supper with Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hamill.

Mrs. Havel and sons spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek and family in Blessing. Mrs. Havel went Xmas shopping Saturday. They attended church in Blessing Sunday.

V. D. Spoor was in Markham Sunday morning.

H. H. Foster was a Bay City visitor Tuesday.

D. E. Spoor of Angleton, was here fishing last week.

Johnnie Barnett and some friends were here bird hunting from Palacios last Sunday.

Several of the children here have been out of school on account of the mumps.

The school children are busy practicing on the Christmas program, which is to be next Wednesday night, Dec. 23.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 17, 1936
 


Ashby

Mr. W. H. Hill of Dallas, is here visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry. Mr. Hill is enjoying some splendid hunting while here.

Rev. Swallow of Cuero, and Rev. R. E. Black of Markham, were here visiting last Sunday afternoon. Rev. Swallow is holding a revival in Markham.

The school bus went to Bay City last Thursday loaded with school children who wanted to see Santa Claus.

Mr. V. D. Spoor was in Markham on business Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Thom McKissick and son, Winston, were here from Dayton Sunday of last week. They visited with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. McKissick.

Messrs. Herbert Legg and Vallie Williams were in Houston and Freeport last Monday.

Messrs. E. F. and V. D. Spoor were Palacios visitors last Wednesday.

Mr. Callie Williams was here hunting from Newgulf last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and two daughters enjoyed a trip to the Rio Grande Valley and Old Mexico last week. They were accompanied by Mrs. Geo. B. McKissick.

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Spoor of Rosharon, visited here last Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Spoor.

Miss Mary Ella Foster of Rosenberg spent last Thursday night here in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster. Mr. Foster taking her back to Rosharon Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoner and daughters of Midfield, spent Wednesday night here with Mrs. Schoner's sister, Mrs. Tom Havel and Mr. Havel.

Mrs. Louie Duffy and small daughter of Beeville, and Mrs. Sam Watkins of Markham, were here to visit with Mrs. H. H. Foster last Friday afternoon.

Mrs. H. H. Foster spent Friday night in Bay City.

Mr. Geo. B. McKissick was a Bay City visitor last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Wilbur and Donna Jean spent Saturday in Cedar Lane with Mrs. Wilbur's mother, Mrs. Clements.

Mr. Julius Wilkerson of Palacios was a visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Williams last Sunday.

Those from here that have attended the revival in Markham the past week are Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters, Bernice and Della; Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Legg, Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Wilbur and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Spoor and children, Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Spoor and children, and Miss Alice Hejtmanek.

Mrs. Walter Penny of Bay City, visited here last Saturday with her sister, Mrs. J. L. McKissick.

Mr. G. P. Hardy of Bay City, was here hunting last Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 17, 1936
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Mary Ella, of Rosenberg, to Jerry Douglas, of Houston. We all join in wishing this young couple a long and happy married life.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters were visitors in Palacios Wednesday evening.

D. E. Spoor was down from Angleton Tuesday.

H. H. Foster was a business visitor in Rosharon Thursday.

Zan McGinnis of Pierce, was a visitor in the P. P. Terry home last Thursday.

Verner Bowers of Lake Austin, visited with his uncle, P. P. Terry and Mrs. Terry Wednesday and Thursday.

Mrs. H. H. Foster and Mrs. Tom Havel visited with Mrs. Ed Jurek near Blessing Thursday afternoon.

Miss Elva McKissick is working in Butler-Grimes store in Bay City this week.

Mrs. H. H. Foster was in Bay City Saturday shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoner and daughters, of Midfield, spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Havel and family. Both families went to Bay City shopping Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster visited Mr. and Mrs. L. Cornelius in Blessing Sunday morning, and went from there to Palacios where they visited with Mrs. Foster's aunt, Mrs. Carrie Nelson.

Mrs. Kent Keller and baby of Cove, Ark., are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McKissick and family, Friday. Mrs. Keller and baby, Miss Reba McKissick, Warren McKissick and J. L. McKissick visited in Midfield with Mr. and Mrs.. Pete Keller.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry was set fire Friday morning about four o'clock by a mouse, but the family awoke and put the blaze out before it did much damage.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilbur and Donna Jean were shoppers in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers and Miss Mette Lee Nicholson attended the Home Demonstration Club party in El Maton Friday night. They report a lively time was had by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hicks of El Campo spent the week end here with Mrs. Hick's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robertson.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers and Miss Mette Lee Nicholson were in Bay City Sunday night.

Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughter, Miss Delia, and Mrs. Buck Vengular were Bay City shoppers Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cipek were in Bay City shopping Monday afternoon.

Mrs. D. O. Wilbur and daughter, Donna Jean, and Mrs. E. F. Spoor were in Bay City shopping Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKissick, Mr. and Mrs. Pat McKissick and Mrs. George B. McKissick were all in Bay City shopping Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 24, 1936
 


Ashby
By Mrs. E. F. Spoor

Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters and Mrs. E. F. Spoor and daughters were Bay City visitors last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters, Miss Cora Gyle and Thomp Gyle attended the funeral services of Mr. Lloyd Harvey in Palacios last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster were Bay City visitors last Thursday.

Among the Bay City visitors from here last Saturday were, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKissick, Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry, George B. McKissick, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster, Miss Della Terry and Bernice Terry.

W. H. Spoor is very ill at his home here. Mrs. Spoor is also on the sick list.

H. H. Foster was called to Houston Monday to be with his son, M. T. Foster, who is very ill in a hospital there.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Wilkerson and daughter and M. Snodgrass of Palacios visited here a while Friday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Williams.

Mrs. Frank Taska has returned home from the Loos hospital in Bay City where she underwent an operation and is doing nicely at this writing.

Several of the school children here have been suffering with the mumps.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 16, 1937
 


Baptist Church In Ashby Community Organized Sunday

A solemn service at 2:15 Sunday afternoon marked the organization of a Baptist Church at one of the oldest landmarks in Matagorda County, the Ashby community about 15 miles northeast of Palacios.

The new church was organized under the leadership of Rev. Robert E. Black, who for the past fifteen years has served as pastor of the Markham Baptist Church, and is now the senior pastor of the Colorado Baptist Church Association.

Revival services are being held each evening at 8 o'clock this week in the school auditorium.

The newly organized church was named the Ashby Memorial Baptist Church, in consideration of the pioneer Christians of different faiths who labored there and many of whom are buried in the well kept cemetery nearby, the site selected for the new church building.

All-day services were held with Rev. S. M. Inman, moderator of the Colorado Baptist Association and pastor of the El Campo Baptist Church, delivered the sermon.

Palacios Beacon, July 18, 1946
 


Recently Organized Ashby Baptist Church To Erect Building

The newly organized Memorial Baptist Church in the Ashby Community has launched a new campaign to build a new house of worship. The building will be erected near the site of the Ashby Methodist Church, which building was burned many years ago. The new Church, which was organized on July 14, is growing rapidly and now has a fully organized program working very nicely.

The building committee is composed of the following members: Mr. Pat McKissick, chairman, Mr. F. J. Krenek, Mr. T. B. Smith, Mr. Gene Spoor, Mrs. Belton Snider, Mrs. I. M. Bowers, and Mrs. F. J. Krenek. This committee, appointed by the pastor, Rev. R. E. Black of Markham, will have charge of soliciting the funds needed in erecting the building. Contributions from the membership  and from others who wish to give may be given or sent to any member of the committee or to the pastor. The church wishes to record with grateful acknowledgement the name of every contributor to this most worthy undertaking, and will file and record in the permanent minutes of the church as a loving memento to those who thus aid in the establishment of the church at Ashby.

Palacios Beacon, August 8, 1946
 


Ashby

Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Foster and small son of Rosharon spent last Thursday and Friday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Spoor and son, Donald, were here for the holidays from Angleton.

Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Wilbur and daughter, Donna Jean, spent Thanksgiving in Houston with relatives.

J. R. Trousdale was a Bay City visitor last Friday.

Among the Bay City visitors from here Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters, E. F. Spoor, V. D. Spoor, H. H. Foster and J. R. Trousdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Landers and Miss Mette Lee Nicholson were visitors in Angleton Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John T. Williams and family.

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Legg were Bay City visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Terry and daughters attended the funeral of Mr. W. T. Butcher of Markham, in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foster were Bay City visitors last Tuesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 3, 1946
 


Van Vleck, Sugar Valley, Ashwood News

Mrs. Geo. Walker

The Baptist Church will begin a youth revival Sunday, August 26th, with Brother Dale Pruett doing the preaching each evening. The young people will be in charge during the entire week. Services will begin each evening at 7:30.

Thomas Rugeley has come home from the V. A. hospital for a 10 day stay.

Eugene Bickham from McCamey is spending a few days with his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bickham.

Gary Garner is home again. After spending a good part of his summer vacation with his grandparents in Henderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Walker had as house guest during the week Mr. and Mrs. Val Polk of Abilene and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Comfort of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Barber and sons have returned home from their vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Vos have moved into their new home.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ballinger and family have returned home after touring much of the United States.

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Walker had their son, Charlie, and his family from Houston over the weekend. Their daughter from Lake Charles, La., was down also.

George Henry Walker and David Lee McCullough had visiting with them the past week, their cousin Wilson Beavers.

Bobby and Jimmy Brown have visiting with them their cousin, Alice Ann Woolsey of Lubbock.

Nona Jo Sansing has Diane Fletcher of Houston, visiting her for a few days.

Daily Tribune, August 17, 1956
 

 

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