Ashwood Newspaper Columns

1918
 


ASHWOOD

Mrs. G. W. Walker and Mrs. A. Hanson were in Bay City on business Friday.

Thursday night at the Ashwood school house at 7:30 o'clock Santa Claus appeared in his uniform and distributed the presents to the school children.

Quite a number of people attended the Christmas tree at the school house last Thursday night. All were delighted with good old Santa.

Profs. Pack and Butler were at the Ashwood school house week before Christmas in the interest of the Red Cross.

Miss Toups, our popular school teacher, went to Bay City Friday, and from Bay City to Beeville to spend Xmas with the homefolks.

Mrs. J. P. Chastun and daughter, Miss Marguerite, went to Wharton Saturday.

Mrs. Fred Gernand shipped a lot of turkeys to Galveston Saturday to her many friends and relatives.

Miss Mildred Moody and her friend arrived in Ashwood Saturday to spend Xmas with her sister, Mrs. J. K. Smith.

Mr. C. L. Smith of Houston is spending the holiday season with homefolks.

Mrs. G. Newman of Houston is spending the Holidays with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Miss Ethel Smith is in Ashwood, the guest of friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Filmore are here from San Antonio , visiting Mrs. Filmore's daughter, Mrs. J. K. Smith.

Quite a number of hogs have been butchered in this community recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hanson spent Xmas with their parents at the Valley View Farm. Quite a fine turkey dinner was served with everything to suit the occasion.

Everyone in Ashwood enjoyed Christmas Day in a nice and quiet way. No hard times were in sight.

We will close for this year to The Tribune, but the reporter wishes The Tribune a happy and prosperous New Year.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 4, 1918
 


ASHWOOD

Mrs. J. P. Chastun has received the sad news of the death of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Paull, aged 94. She came from England to Texas in the year 1880 and was left a widow in 1889, and had been living with her children since. She left here on the 28th of November to spend the holidays with her daughter in Victoria and was taken suddenly sick on the night of January 3, and died the following morning. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Sealy cemetery.

Mrs. J. R. Smith and Mother, Mrs. Fellmere, were the welcomed guests of Mrs. Chastun Thursday.

Mr. John South and Mr. John Pratt were in Wharton Thursday.

Mr. J. P. Chastun and daughter, Mrs. Gernand, were in Bay City the first of the week.

Mrs. Houston and Mrs. Walker spent the day with their parents.

There will be church at the Ashwood school house January 13. Services both morning and evening and dinner on the ground. Everybody is invited.

Mr. Clark of Dallas, Mr. Wood and Mr. C. L. Smith of Houston were in Ashwood Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown have returned from spending the holidays with home folks at Chappel Hill.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 18, 1918
 


ASHWOOD

Land speculators were in Ashwood last Wednesday looking at land.

Mrs. Walker was at the Valley View farm last Thursday, visiting her mother.

Ashwood has a new family on the Dr. Rugeley place, coming from Fayette County . They are well pleased with this country.

J. K. Smith returned from Houston last week.

There is plenty of dead cattle all around Ashwood, making plenty of feed for the buzzards, which we should not have on places for our stock's health.

Mr. Gernand is very busy turning over the ground, getting ready for planting.

Miss Mary Agnes Gernand has been on the sick list the past week.

Miss Toups, our popular school teacher, was visiting the Misses Chastun Saturday.

Mrs. C. L. Smith was a visitor at the Valley View farm Saturday.

Walter Brown and wife were in Ashwood this week.

Mrs. Hanson was in Bay City last week, shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gernand and sister, Miss Marguerite Chastun, were in Bay City   one day this week, shopping.

Mr. J. P. Chastun was in Wharton Tuesday on business.

Mrs. J. P. Chastun is on the sick list today--Wednesday.

Mr. Fred Gernand was in Ashwood Wednesday on business.

Dry weather prevails, but we have good indications for rain.

Matagorda County Tribune,  February 1, 1918
 


ASHWOOD

More land speculators were in Ashwood Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chastun of Charleston , S. C., arrived in Ashwood Thursday on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Chastun.

Messrs. J. H. Chastun and Fred Gernand were in Bay City Saturday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hanson and daughter, Rose Ellen, were visiting their parents Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Walker and little son, George Marvin, were pleasant callers at the Valley View farm Sunday.

Messrs. Ben Curry and Geo. Smith were at the Valley View farm Monday.

Mrs. J. K. Smith was a visitor at the Valley View farm Saturday.

Mrs. J. F. Smith was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Chastun Sunday.

Miss Izora Toups was at the Valley View farm Sunday, visiting her little pupil Marion Chastun, who has been on the sick list the past week.

There will be church services at the Ashwood school house Sunday. Rev. Jas Manis of Burr will conduct the services Sunday, February 10. Everyone is invited to attend.

The first aeroplane to visit this section passed over Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 8, 1918
 


ASHWOOD

J. K. Smith was in Houston Friday.

Mrs. J. H. Chastun was visiting Mrs. Hanson last week.

Mrs. Anton Hanson was very sick last week.

Miss Toups was in Bay City Saturday.

J. K. Smith went to Pledger Monday.

Messrs. J. P. and J. H. Chastun were in Bay City Monday on business.

Mr. H. Martin of Palacios was in Ashwood Monday, the guest of Mrs. C. L. Smith.

The Watkins man was around Ashwood Monday.

Mr. J. H. Chastun is preparing to make a fine truck garden.

Mr. Hanson was a visitor to the Valley View farm Tuesday.

A nice rain fell here this week which was of great benefit to the farmers.

Mr. J. H. Chastun is repairing the little cottage on the Valley View farm which he will occupy for the present.

Seven aeroplane were sighted going over Ashwood Tuesday, causing quite a little excitement.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gernand went out to the El Scott farm to start their cotton farm Tuesday.

Mr. George Walker was a pleasant caller at the Chastun home Sunday.

Everyone is busy with their farming operations.

A car load of Bay City people were out to Ashwood Tuesday, inspecting the Linnville road.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 15, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

There has been a Red Cross Society organized in Ashwood with Miss Toups as leader. We have a membership of twelve and the members are as follows: Mesdames J. F. Smith, Fred Gernand, J. K. Smith, Mr. Fisher Smith, Misses Marian Chastun, Marguerite Chastun, Iszoria Toups, Gheraldine Smith, Master George Newman, C. L. Smith. We are anxious to do our part for the boys at the front.

The Ashwood school has become a junior Red Cross club, as teachers and pupils are members and our school is wearing the flag.

There is prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the school house. Everone is invited to come and take part in this great work.

Rev. Manis of Wharton filled his regular appointment here last Sunday, the service being well attended.

Mrs. Newman of Houston is in the city visiting her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Mrs. C. L. Smith and little daughter, Gheraldine, Mrs. Newman and son, George of Houston and Mrs. J. K. Smith motored to Bay City and spent Saturday.

Miss Toups was the guest of Mrs. _____ Smith Saturday.

Mrs. James Chastun, who has been visiting in Galveston , returned home Sunday.

Mrs. Brown of Sugar Valley was in Ashwood Sunday to attend church service.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 15, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin arrived in Ashwood to make their home, settling on the Rugeley place.

Several colored families have arrived in Ashwood to work for Mr. Goodwin.

Mrs. Jas. H. Chastun left last week for Galveston to visit friends and relatives.

Dr. Jones made a professional visit to the section house last week.

Mrs. Anton Hanson went to the hospital in Bay City last week for treatment.

Mrs. J. P. Chastun and Mr. George Walker were in Bay City last week, buying lumber to repair some houses near Ashwood.

Mrs. Jas. H. Chastun was visiting Mrs. Anton Hanson last week.

Mrs. C. L. Smith was visiting Mrs. Hanson, who is on the sick list.

Miss Iszoria Toups was visiting Mrs. Anton Hanson this week.

Mr. Thompson of Van Vleck paid the Valley View Farm a business call last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gernand went to the El Scott farm, where they are getting ready to plant their cotton.

Mrs. Walker is on the sick list this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John de Young of Bay City were at the Valley View Farm Sunday.

Judge Hawes and sons of Wharton made a business call at the Valley View Farm Saturday.

Mrs. Fred Gernand and sister, Miss Marguerite Chastun, were in Bay City Saturday, shopping.

Mr. Jas. H. Chastun is visiting his sister, Mrs. Hanson, who is on the sick list.

Mr. Anton Hanson was in Wharton Saturday on business.

The Matagorda County Tribune, March 15, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Mrs. Fred Gernand and father, J. P. Chastun, went to Bay City Saturday.

Rev. Manis of Wharton came down Saturday to hold the funeral service over the remains of Mr. C. L. Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smith and family, Mrs. C. L. Smith and daughter, Miss Gheraldine, also Mr. J. K. Smith left Sunday morning for Louisiana where the funeral of C. L. Smith was held Monday.

Mrs. G. W. Newman and Miss Ethel Smith arrived here last Thursday, when they were called home by the death of their father, Mr. C. L. Smith.

Mr. W. F. Martin of Bay City was in Ashwood Friday.

Miss Iszoria Toups went to Bay City Saturday afternoon, returning Sunday morning.

Miss Ethel Smith left Sunday morning for Houston .

Miss Toups is serving Ashwood as postmaster this week, as she has the office in charge during Mrs. Smith's absence.

On the second Sunday in April there will be services at the Ashwood school both morning and afternoon, with dinner on the ground. Everyone is urged to be present.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 5, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Misses Marguerite and Marion Chastun are spending the week with their sister, Mrs. Hanson.

Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn motored to Ashwood Thursday.

A fine rain visited this section Friday, accompanied by a thunderstorm.

Mrs. Geo. Newman returned to her home in Houston Friday.

Mr. George Walker went to Bay City Friday.

Mr. J. K. Smith went to Bay City Friday.

Mrs. G. W. Walker is very ill this week.

Rev. Jas. Manis of Burr arrived in Ashwood Saturday to preach.

Church services were well attended Sunday with dinner on the ground. A fine sermon was enjoyed by all, both morning and evening.

Rev. Manis left Monday for his home in Burr.

Miss Toups received the sad news Monday morning of the serious illness of her mother and was called to her bedside.

Misses Marguerite and Marion Chastun were in Bay City Tuesday.

The farmers of this section are very busy planting all vacant land.

Mrs. Hanson visited her sister, Mrs. Walker, who is sick this week.

Mr. J. P. Chastun went to Sugar Valley Tuesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 19, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Mr. Ed. Sweeney was in Ashwood last week.

A fine rain visited this section Monday.

Mr. Goodwin of Ashwood left for Houston Thursday.

Miss Toups has returned from Beeville, where she has been at the bedside of her mother.

Mr. J. K. Smith went to Houston last week.

Mrs. W. D. Hanson was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Chastun, Friday.

Little Miss Mary Agnes Gernand celebrated her fifth birthday with a dinner which was enjoyed by all.

The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Walker's home Friday night and left a fine girl baby.

Mrs. J. K. Smith went to Houston Saturday to attend her sister's, Miss Mildred Moody, wedding.

Mrs. J. P. Chastun and daughter, Miss Marguerite, were visiting Mrs. C. L. Smith Sunday.

Messrs. Willis and Phil Goodrum were visiting the Valley View Farm Monday.

Miss Sadie South and Miss Goodwin were in Ashwood this week.

Mr. Goodwin has returned from Houston .

Matagorda County Tribune, May 3, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Mrs. Gernand was visiting her sister, Mrs. Walker, Thursday.

Miss Anna Pointer of Pierce is visiting in Ashwood.

Mrs. Walter Brown was in Ashwood Friday.

Miss Marguerite Chastun was the pleasant guest of her sister, Mrs. Hanson, Saturday.

Miss Toups and Miss Pointer were in Bay City Saturday on business and pleasure.

Mr. Martin of Palacios was in Ashwood Saturday, the guest of Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Mrs. C. L. Smith is on the sick list this week.

Mr. Manis came down Sunday for his monthly appointment to preach and baptize, bringing out quite a crowd, but the weather disappointed all by raining.

Miss Toups and Miss Pointer were visitors at the Valley View Farm Tuesday evening.

Miss Gheraldine Smith was visiting Miss Marguerite Chastun this week.

Mr. Nelson was the guest of Mr. J. P. Chastun this week.

Mrs. Jas. H. Chastun and his sister, Miss Marguerite, were in Bay City Wednesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, May 17, 1918
 


ASHWOOD
SCHOOL
CLOSES.

Ashwood , Texas , June 4.--Ashwood school closed last Thursday with a patriotic program given by the teacher and pupils which was in every way a grand success. The children acted well and every part, and even while we were enjoying the program we were sad when we realized what this meant--the closing of our school--and when we would have to part with our much loved teach, Miss Iszoria Toups.

Never before has a teacher worked so faithful with a community and school as a whole to build it up and to give encouragement in our religious work as Miss Toups has. This term of school has in every way been a perfect success and we feel that our teacher deserves the praise.

At the close of the program for the evening Miss Toups made a beautiful talk to the parents and her pupils, after which the song, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," was sung. Then with many regrets we bade farewell to the 1917-18 term of school and our much honored teacher who left the next day for her home in Beeville. Miss Toups has lived in Matagorda County most of her life and has been a good worker as a teacher here prior to her removal to Beeville. But last year when she was elected once more as a teacher in our city she kindly consented and came back to give us another term of good work, and finding that we could not give up one so well experienced in the work, last week, at a meeting of the school board, she was re-elected as teacher for another term in Ashwood, and she has accepted with a raised salary. So we feel that we shall have one more such pleasant time as last Thursday evening recalls to our minds.

A. Friend.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 7, 1918
 


ASHWOOD.

Mr. James H. Chastun was in Sugar Valley Thursday on business.

Mrs. M. D. Hanson and Mrs. G. W. Walker were in Sugar Valley visiting Mrs. Walter Brown and mother Thursday.

Mr. J. P. Chastun was a business visitor to Mr. Jno. N. South Thursday.

A very enjoyable entertainment was given by the Ashwood school Thursday night. Program and dialogues were appreciated by the patrons of the school.

Miss Toups and Miss Geraldine Smith were guests of Misses Marguerite and Marion Chastun Thursday and enjoyed a nice dinner given in honor of the closing of the school.

Mr. Rogers, potato inspector of Wharton, was at the Valley View Farm this week and said that every sack of potatoes would class as A1.

Mr. Butter of Bay City was here Saturday buying potatoes.

Mr. J. K. Smith was visiting in Sugar Valley this week.

Miss Iszoria Toups, our popular school teacher the past year, bade us farewell Saturday and departed for her home in Beeville.

Rev. James Manis, minister for the Ashwood church, delivered his monthly sermon Sunday.

Mrs. Hanson and babies visited the Valley View Farm Sunday.

Mr. Jim Manis and brother, William, and Mr. Weaver of Burr visited at the Valley View Sunday.

Mr. J. Thompson of Bay City was the guest of Mr. J. P. Chastun Monday evening.

A fine rain visited this section Monday which was very beneficial to crops.

Mrs. G. W. Walker and babies were visiting Mrs. Walker's mother, Mrs. J. P. Chastun, Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, June 14, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mrs. J. K. Smith is in San Antonio visiting relatives.

Miss Iszoria Toups of Beeville arrived here late Tuesday for a visit with friends before going to Bay City next week to attend the institute.

Messrs. J. K. and J. T. Smith went to Houston on business last week.

Mrs. Gernand and Mrs. Hanson were in Bay City Monday.

Miss Toups went to Palacios Saturday to visit friends for a few days.

The Ashwood school will open September 9. All pupils are urged to be ready for work.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 30, 1918
 


Ashwood

Ashwood is suffering from too much rain this week. We are unable to harvest our crops in this section on account of the rain.

There will be services both morning and afternoon at the Ashwood church the second Sunday in September—the eighth. Everyone is invited to come.

Mrs. J. K. Smith returned home Thursday after an extended visit with relatives in San Antonio.

Misses Marguerite and Marion Chastun were the guests of Mrs. C. L. Smith Friday afternoon.

Miss Anna Pointer of Pierce arrived in the city Saturday and is the guest of Miss Toups and Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Miss Toups of this city and Miss Pointer of Pierce left Sunday afternoon for Bay City where they will attend the institute.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams of Houston were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Smith Thursday night, on their return home from a visit in San Antonio.

Mrs. J. H. Chastun was the guest of Mrs. C. L. Smith Saturday afternoon.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 6, 1918
 


Ashwood

The public school of this little city opened for this term on September 9, with Miss Toups as teacher, and there were six pupils enrolled the first day. On account of sickness some of the children were unable to begin when school opened.

There will be Sunday School next Sunday afternoon, September 15, at the Ashwood school house, at three o'clock, and everyone in the community is urged to be present, as it is time to elect new officers for the coming year.

Rev. Manis filled his regular appointment here the second Sunday.

Miss Marguerite Chastun, who has been seriously ill, we are glad to report, is much improved and we trust that she will soon be enjoying good health again.

Miss Mildred Moody of San Antonio left Sunday for Houston, after spending the week in the city with her sister, Mrs. J. K. Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chastun went to Bay City Friday.

Miss Ethel Smith of Houston came down last Sunday for a few days visit with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Miss Iszoria Toups returned home Sunday morning from Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs.. DeYoung of Bay City visited Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Chastun Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Goodman went to Bay City last week on business.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 13, 1918
 


Ashwood News
.

Mrs. Fred Gernand went to Bay City Wednesday shopping.

Mr. J. L. Smith went to Pledger on business Thursday.

Mr. Hall of Wharton was a business visitor in Ashwood Friday.

Miss Toups was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chastun Saturday.

Mrs. Ollie Newman of Houston arrived in the city Monday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 20, 1918
 


Ashwood

Messrs. J. K. and J. F. Smith left Wednesday afternoon for Angleton, where they were called on business.

Mr. Sisk of Bay City was the guest of Messrs. J. F. and J. K. Smith Thursday and Friday.

Mr. B. Goodrum went to Bay City on business Friday afternoon.

Cotton picking in this district has been on a standstill for the past few days on account of the heavy rain which fell here Thursday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown are the proud parents of a fine seven-pound boy, which arrived last Tuesday.

Sheriff Bert Carr of Bay City was in the colored district early Monday morning, where he was called on account of the shooting which took place Sunday night.

Let every one remember the second Sunday in October--there will be services both morning and afternoon at the Ashwood school house and a basket dinner on the grounds, and every one is urged to be present if possible.

The Ashwood Union Sunday School met Sunday afternoon, September 22 at 3 o'clock and reorganized and elected new officers for the coming year's work. Our Sunday School was a success last year, but our aim is to make it a greater success this year than it has ever been. The following officers were elected: Miss Iszoria Toups, superintendent; Miss Marguerite Chastun, assistant superintendent; Mrs. Fred Gernand, secretary and treasurer; the following teachers will be in charge: Miss Toups, Bible Class ; Mrs. J. F. Smith intermediate class; Mrs. M. D. Hanson, primary department. Now let's everyone in the community come each Sunday at 3 o'clock and help us to make our Sunday School an A1 school for we need your help and invite you to come.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 27, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mr. J. F. Smith went to Bay City Wednesday on business.

Miss Cook of Austin, who is visiting the schools through this part of the country in the interest of teachers' certificates, was a visitor at the Ashwood school Thursday forenoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gernand and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chastun went to Bay City shopping Friday.

Mrs. Ollie Newman of Houston returned home Saturday after a two weeks' visit with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith.

Mr. Hanson went to Bay City Sunday, returning the same day.

Little Miss Rose Ellen Hanson was seriously burned last Saturday morning when she turned over some hot coffee on her self, but we are glad to report that she is doing nicely at this writing.

Remember, only one Sunday more until the second Sunday in October, which is church day. Let's everyone come and be on time for the morning service for we need your presence.

Mr. J. P. Chastun went to Bay City Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 4, 1918
 


Ashwood News

Mr. J. F. Smith was quite ill last week with an attack of influenza, but we are glad to report him much improved at this writing.

Mr. Raymond Brown of Sugar Valley was in the city Thursday.

Mr. J. P. Chastun and family have all been on the sick list this week with influenza.

Dr. Simons of Bay City was called to the home of Mr. J. F. Chastun Saturday.

Dr. Scott of Bay City was called to the home of Mr. J. F. Smith Friday.

School report for the first month of school in the Ashwood school. The following pupils have neither been absent or tardy during the month: Geraldine and Mae Smith; the following pupils have made a hundred per cent each day in spelling: Misses Marguerite Chastun, Geraldine Smith and Master C. L. Smith.

The second Sunday in October, which is next Sunday, is church day in Ashwood. Let everybody do their duty by their church and be on time at eleven o'clock.

Ashwood was visited by a norther and rain Monday afternoon.

Miss Iszoria Toups went to Bay City Friday afternoon to spend the week end.

Mrs. J. K. Smith went to Sugar Valley Friday afternoon.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 11, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mr. J. K. Smith went to Pledger Monday.

The Ashwood school has been closed almost two weeks on account of the illness of both teacher and pupils with influenza.

Miss Iszoria Toups returned to the city Sunday from her home in Beeville, where she was seriously ill for a week with influenza.

Influenza has visited every family in Ashwood, and even though it has been bad, we are thankful to report that there has been no deaths in the white district, and only one in the colored district.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 25, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mrs. Walter Brown and little son returned to their home in Sugar Valley Monday after an extended visit with relatives in Chappell Hill.

Mrs. Ollie Newman of Houston arrived in the city Wednesday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith, and family and to be at the bedside of her little son, George, who has influenza.

Mr. J. K. Smith went to Sugar Valley on business Thursday afternoon.

Misses Marguerite and Marion Chastun were the guests of Mrs. C. L. Smith and family Saturday.

Mrs. C. L. Smith has been quite ill, but is reported to be improving at present.

The influenza is almost past in this district as no new cases have developed within the last week.

Ashwood was visited Saturday afternoon by a heavy rain and a cold norther.

The Ashwood school reopened again Monday after being closed for a period of two weeks on account of influenza.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 1, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mrs. Hurst is ill this week with influenza.

Mrs. B. Goodrum, who has been seriously ill, is very much improved. We trust that she will soon be enjoying health again.

Mrs. J. K. Smith left Thursday afternoon for Houston, where she will visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffus and family left for their return home to Lovelady Saturday.

Mr. J. K. Smith left Saturday morning for Houston on business and to join his wife, who is visiting there.

Mrs. George Walker has been quite ill, but we are glad to report that she’s on the road to recovery.

Mrs. Ollie Newman of Houston left Monday afternoon for her return home after a pleasant visit with her mother, Mrs. C. L. Smith and family.

Mrs. H. Goodrum and two sons, Phil and Willis, and little daughter Pauline left Sunday morning for Meldor, where they will visit relatives.

Miss Toups has asked that everyone in Ashwood save their fruit pits as the Ashwood Sunday school is collecting a box of all the pits and hulls to send in to the Red Cross. So let’s everyone do our part for the boys at the front.

Pecans are plentiful in Ashwood this season, and most everyone has spent the past week here out pecaning.

The Union Sunday School of Ashwood meets every Sundry afternoon at 3 o’clock and everyone is invited to come and take part in this great work.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 13, 1918
 


Ashwood News.

Mrs. J. K. Smith went to Sugar Valley Tuesday for a visit with friends.

Prof. W. F. Pack, county superintendent of Bay City, was a visitor to our school Wednesday in the interest of the war work campaign.

We, as teacher and pupils, wish to thank the trustees of the Ashwood school for the beautiful United States flag they gave our school. We are indeed proud of it.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Goodrum and family returned home Thursday from Weldon where they have been visiting relatives.

Mr. Henry Lyman, who is stationed near Houston, is home on a furlough.

Under the direction of Miss Toups, the war work campaign has enrolled the following girls of Ashwood who have pledged themselves for one dollar each: Misses Marguerite Chastun, Marion Chastun, Geraldine Smith and Mae Smith.

Mrs. F. Gernand and Miss Marguerite Chastun went to Bay City Monday.

The Ashwood school has gone over the top in the war work campaign and we also had an enrollment of three new pupils Monday.

Mr. B. Goodrum went to Bay City Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 22, 1918
 


Ashwood

Mrs. Lyman went to Bay City Tuesday.

Mrs. J. K. Smith left Wednesday for a visit with relatives in Houston.

Mr. J. K. Smith returned home from Houston Sunday afternoon.

Messrs. Moore and Oats of Houston came down Sunday afternoon on business and while here were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smith.

Mr. Carrington of Bay City came up Monday, returning home the same day.

Ashwood has received more than her share of cold weather and rain the past week.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 29, 1918
 


Ashwood News

Mr. J. K. Smith went to Houston Tuesday on business.

Mr. J. P. Chastun went to Pledger Thursday.

Mr. J. F. Smith has on exhibition at his store in this city two of the largest sweet potatoes ever grown in this district—one weighing seven pounds and five ounces while the other one weighs seven pounds. They were grown about a mile from Ashwood by a colored farmer, Tom Cockrell, and that is only one sample of what Ashwood can produce.

J. F. Smith went to Wharton Saturday on business.

Miss Iszoria Toups went to Palacios Saturday to spend the week-end, the guest of Mrs. C. L. Haynes of that city.

Mr. Jessie Martin of Wharton was in the city on business one day last week.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 6, 1918
 


Ashwood

Messrs. Moore Oats and Williams of Houston came down Monday on business and will be here for the week.

Mr. J. P. Chastun went to Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. Goodrum went to Bay City Wednesday with a bale of cotton.

Mrs. J. K. Smith returned home last Thursday from Houston where she had been visiting relatives

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chastun went to Bay City Friday shopping.

Miss Iszoria Toups went to Bay City Friday afternoon, returning Saturday.

Mr. J. K. Smith motored home from Houston Saturday and was accompanied by Mr. Moore of that city who is here on business.

Miss Tillman, Pointer and Toups came up from Bay City Saturday afternoon and Miss Pointer remained over until Sunday afternoon as the guest of Miss Toups.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown of Sugar Valley were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Smith Sunday.

Mr. H. A. Lyman went to Bay City Saturday.

On Friday evening, December 29, at 7 o’clock p. m., there is to be a Christmas tree and program given at the Ashwood school by the teacher and pupils. Old Santa will also be there. Everyone is invited to be present and bring any presents you would like to put on the tree. It is free to all and we want everyone to come and enjoy the evening with us.

Mrs. George Walker of near Sugar Valley was in Ashwood Monday shopping.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 13, 1918
 


Ashwood News

Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Smith motored to Bay City Tuesday morning.

Messrs. Moore and Smith left Tuesday afternoon for Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Goodrum went to Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. H. A. Lyman went to Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. J. K. Smith returned home from Houston Thursday.

Dr. Moore of Houston came down Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. J. K. Smith left Monday for San Antonio to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Filmer of that city.

Mr. J. F. Smith and little son, C. L. Smith, went to Sugar Valley Sunday afternoon.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 20, 1918
 

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