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Mrs. M. Surprise and son, Moses, and daughter, Miss Julia, are recent arrivals in Blessing from Yates Center, Nebraska, having purchased the Hamilton farm near Dunbar.

Dr. Johnston of Houston was a Blessing visitor Tuesday en route home from Palacios where he had officiated at the dedication of the Presbyterian church at that place.

Stanley J. Wright came up from Collegeport to be present at the McCluhan-Powell wedding Wednesday night.

The marriage of Mr. Chas. McCluhan and Miss Ethel Powell took place last Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Minich, Rev. Hill officiating. A host of friends of this popular couple witnessed the ceremony and many beautiful and useful gifts were displayed. Mrs. Minich served a most sumptuous luncheon. In cutting the bride cake the ring fell to Miss Maude Harmonson, the thimble to Miss Dora Smith.

Mr. A. B. Pierce made a motor trip to Collegeport Wednesday.

Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City spent Tuesday in Blessing.

Mrs. K. D. Curtis visited Bay City friends on Monday.

Joe H. Harris, recently transferred from the S. P. station here to El Campo, came in on Wednesday's train to attend the McCluhan-Powell wedding.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 17, 1912


Miss Lena LaBeau [LaBauve] of Houston has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wheeler for several days.

Mrs. Edith Law has been visiting Bay City friends during the past several days.

Mrs Chas. E. Duller entertained on Thursday with four tables of whist. A two-course luncheon was served at the conclusion of the games.

Miss Maggie Jekluyn was severely burned by the explosion of a gasoline stove last Thursday and was taken to the Galveston hospital Tuesday.

Mrs. R. T. Phillips and little daughter returned Saturday from Kansas, where they have been spending the summer.

Miss Rachel Plummer left on Monday to resume her duties as teacher in a San Antonio kindergarten.

A. B. Pierce made a business visit to Victoria Sunday, returning Monday night.

J. Stanley Wright and Charles Wiley, of the Ward Cattle Co., left for Cotulla, Texas Tuesday for a few days' stay.

Mrs. T. J. Poole, Jr., and children of Wadsworth are visiting relatives this week.

J. L. Logan, Sr., made a business trip to Bay City the first of the week.

Dean Kendall of Houston was the guest of Harold Lucas several days this week.

Miss Eleanor Harrison of Bay City was in town between trains on Tuesday.

Miss Lillian Hererin left Tuesday for an indefinite visit at Nacogdoches.

The Catholics held services at the home of Mr. J. O. Murphy Thursday.

Miss Dressa Johnson is at home on a two weeks' vacation from her duties in the training class at Sealy Hospital Galveston.

Mrs. F. G. Cobb and sister, Miss Dunn, were visitors to Citrus Grove over Sunday.

Mrs. A. H. Yerxa accompanied Miss Dora Price to her home in Stephenville for a visit of several weeks.

The Matagorda County Tribune, September 13, 1912


 M. L. Herboye of Collegeport was a business visitor Wednesday.

A. B. Pierce attended the annual stockholders meeting of the Collegeport State Bank on Wednesday.

J. F. Long and family of Oklahoma have returned to their home after a pleasant visit with his brother J. E. Long.

D. W. Kessler returned on Friday from an extended trip through the North and East.

Mrs. Minnie R. Harmonson and daughter, Miss Nettie, arrived on Friday afternoon from Norton, Kansas, to resume their school duties for the coming year.

W. E. Carpenter was a Bay City visitor one day this week.

Russel E. Ward of Victoria spent Monday here on business.

Mrs. Minnie R. Harmonson visited Bay City on Tuesday.

R. I. Ward has returned from a trip to West Texas.

School opened on Monday morning with an enrollment of about ninety pupils and all ready for a hard year's work.

The Jennings Bros. show has been playing to crowded houses for several nights this week.

Mrs. George Dixon and children are spending the week with Mrs. T. J. Poole at Wadsworth.

A. B. Pierce spent Tuesday in Bay City.

Mrs. A. Fleury died Saturday at her home west of town, and was buried Sunday at the family cemetery on the banks of the Caranchua.

Mrs. E. A. Sanford and baby of Pearland are visiting relatives on Cash Creek.

J. H. Herrin and family of Nacogdoches have left after a pleasant visit with his brother R. B. Herrin.

W. R. Hill returned on Saturday from Virginia, accompanied by his wife and son who will spend the winter here.

C. P. Priedman of Algoa visited here on Monday.

The Matagorda County Tribune, September 20, 1912


Judge F. H. Jones of Collegeport was a Blessing visitor Thursday.

Hon. John W. Gaines and son Carroll of Bay City were in town Friday.

Miss Eleanor Harrison spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Bay City.

G. M. Magill was a business visitor here several days this week.

Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City visited in town on Sunday. His many friends are glad to see him looking so well.

Theo. Smith of Collegeport spent Tuesday in Blessing.

A. B. Pierce is having a new tenant ___ erected on his farm near town.

F. H. Bevens left on Tuesday for his home in Denver, Colorado.

Chas. W. Link of Peru, Ill., left for his home Wednesday after spending several days looking after his farming interests near Ashby.

The hotel is being renovated this week and undergoing improvements.

H. H. Lindner returned on Monday from a several weeks' visit to his old home in Colorado.

Mrs. Dora Smith is home from a visit of a couple of months with relatives on Kansas.

Burton D. Hurd of Collegeport attended to business in Blessing this Wednesday.

Misses Jarelia Finley and Katherine Percival returned Monday from a week end visit to Port O'Connor.

Mr. Wylie Kuykendall of Victoria is visiting J. E. and A. B. Pierce for a few days.

The Matagorda County Tribune, September 27, 1912


Mrs. Geo Walker and children have returned from a pleasant visit with relatives in Palacios.

Rev. W. R. Hill left on Tuesday for Austin where he will attend the meeting of the State Synod of the Presbyterian churches.

J. Stanley Wright returned Tuesday for a few days' visit in Collegeport.

Cecil T. Mitchell left Monday for Ft. Worth where he is now located in the lumber business.

Mrs. Jerry Minich spent Wednesday in Bay City.

E. N.  Gustafson of Bay City and H. Black of Markham were attending a meeting of the drainage commissioners here on Monday.

G. M. Magill of Bay City was in town Wednesday with a party of homeseekers.

Mrs. C. A. Lucas was a Bay City visitor on Wednesday.

Wm. Carpenter spent Wednesday in the county capitol.

Joe Aiken left Tuesday for California where he has accepted a position.

Mrs. D. A. Wheeler was a Bay City visitor Tuesday.

Thomas H. Lewis, county superintendent of schools, was in town on Monday.

Mrs. Chas. E. Duller spent Tuesday in Bay City.

Mr. Geo Woodruff left last week for Dixon, Ill., to attend the funeral of a sister.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 11, 1912

From the Blessing News.

A meeting for the purpose of discussing a fair for Blessing was held Saturday  afternoon in Wm. Carpenter's office. Quite a large number of businessmen and farmers were present, and everybody  seemed to be enthusiastic for holding a fair. The probability of securing exhibits and financial backing were discussed. Farmers promised to bring in exhibits and aid in making it a success, while the business men promised to subscribe enough money to pay the running expenses of a fair. It was proposed to hire a good band, arrange for other amusements, and to make the necessary preparations for taking care of the exhibits. To do this it is estimated that about $200 will be necessary, and a petition was gotten up and is being circulated this week to raise the amount. Another meeting will be held next Saturday afternoon at Mr. Carpenter's office at 3 o'clock to report progress and form an organization to make the necessary arrangements.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 11, 1912


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