Buckeye News Columns

January - June 1911

Courtesy of Shirley L. Brown

Buckeye Information

 

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, January 20, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Miss Smith of Brazoria is the guest of Miss Helen Beadle this week.

     Frank Long and son Haywood were at Markham on business Saturday.

     Henry Lloyd spent Sunday at Houston.

     W. F. Smith went to Markham to do some shopping Saturday.

     Miss Lucy Yerxa went to Markham Saturday to see Miss Byrnes, the music teacher.

     Wild geese are plentiful these days, and the hunters return well supplied after an hour or two of hunting.

     Mr. Yerxa is having some good sized trees set out in the park at headquarters which will add greatly to the beauty of the place. The trees were taken from the timber near Buckeye, liveoak, mulberry and hackberry, and the experiment will be watched with interest.

     Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Rhodes and little son drove to Bay City and back last Thursday.

     A. H. Yerxa was at the county seat Wednesday.

     Strawberries will be one of the new departures here this season, a thousand plants put in the headquarters garden this winter for home use.

     Burton D. Hurd and Mr. Eidman of Collegeport were at Buckeye Tuesday.

     J. J. Gillespie of Collegeport stopped off at Buckeye Tuesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wangermann of Beadle went to Markham Tuesday.

     Chas. Isham returned from Bay City Tuesday where he had been courting.

     Deputy Smith of Markham here on business Monday.

     Mrs. B. F. Johnson returned from Bay City Tuesday.

     Miss Collins of Eros, Louisiana, and nephew, were guests at Buckeye Wednesday and Thursday.

     Joe Robertson of Markham was at Buckeye on business Wednesday.

     Will Glover drove out from Markham to transact some business at this place Wednesday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, January 27, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. Baustion of South Dakota arrived Monday with their family and will spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. W. F. Smith.

     B. L. Rhodes moved his family to Palacios where he will be employed this winter.

     John Cain has been laid up with the grip for a few days.

     Ernest Brooks was a visitor at this place last week.

     Roy Barnes left for Oklahoma City last Thursday to be gone a couple of weeks visiting relatives and friends.

     Sterling Landers of Simpsonville was here Thursday to go to Bay City to attend court.

     John Gray of Texas City arrived Friday for a short stay.

     J. A. Brown was in Markham Saturday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Armstrong are moving into the house owned by G. D. Armstrong north of headquarters.

     Supt. Williams of the Union Bridge and Construction Co. of Kansas City arrived with his wife Wednesday and they will make their home at Buckeye during the reconstruction of the Colorado river bridge.

     Owing to the south bound train being late last Friday a number of disappointed passengers on the Collegeport branch were delayed here twelve hours.

     Gordon Jones of Bay City was here Friday.

     Three car loads of excursionists with the Hurd Land Co. arrived Friday and were taken to Collegeport on the branch.

     Mr. and Mrs. LeCroix, Mr. and Mrs. John Nowell, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lyons and Miss Phillips arrived Wednesday and will make their home here during the coming year.

     Among those who arrived this week in connection with the bridge work are Chas. Stewart, bookkeeper; E. S. Alexander, Ross Alexander, M. A. Lowe, Frank Kelley, Ed Ligon, E. D. Compton and Sam Gueran.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, February 3, 1911:

 

From Wednesday’s Daily

     Citrus Grove is a new postoffice just established in Matagorda county special service from Buckeye.

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas Isham drove to Markham Monday where Mr. Isham boarded the train for Wharton.

     Roy Barnes returned Monday from a fortnights vacation.

     A. H. Yerxa drove to Bay City on Monday.

     Mrs. Beadle with Miss Helen and Billy went to Bay City last Thursday.

     Mr. Wylie of Simpsonville was at Buckeye shopping Tuesday.

     Albert Smith visited the Bay City dentist Monday.

     K. W. Murphy arrived last week to be time keeper for the bridge company.

     A jolly party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heck and little daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bond and little son and Mr. and Mrs. James Jones went to Palacios Sunday via Collegeport.

     Henry Lloyd spent Sunday at Houston.

     Mrs. W. Yerxa and Miss Lucy visited Markham Saturday.

     A change in the Buckeye branch run is expected soon.

     Sterling Landers of Simpsonville was at Buckeye on business Friday.

     Conductor Waite captured a wild goose recently which has since recovered from its slight injuries and become quite tame. It enjoys life on the park lawns at headquarters now-a-days.

     John Cain, who has been slightly ill with a touch of jaundice, has resumed work again.

     W. S. Terry was a passenger to the county seat Monday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Luce returned from Markham Tuesday.

     The lawns at headquarters were burned off a short time ago with very good results as the new mass of green presents a very beautiful sight to the passers-by.

     L. E. Beadle returned from the county seat Monday.

     Mr. Cornelius of Markham was here on business the last of the week.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, February 17, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     [First 1/4th of column was not readable in this copy of the Tribune.]
 

     Mrs. Arthur Armstrong was on the sick list a few days ago.

     Grover Moore motored over from Bay City Sunday.

     Dr. Brooks came over from Bay City Saturday night in response to a hurry call.

     Mr. Dearlans of Port Lavaca spent the night here Tuesday en route Collegeport to visit with his daughter, of that place.

     Mr. S. D. Heyser of Kingsville arrived on No. 4 Tuesday in the interest of the St. L. B. & M.

     Mr. D. Williams of the Union Bridge and Construction Co. is on the sick list.

     W. M. Osmon “the candy kid,” from San Antonio was here Tuesday.

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     The rain the last of the week laid the dust.

     Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Borden and Mrs. Withers motored over from Pierce on Thursday to visit the estate.

     Miss Helen Beadle returned Monday from a short visit in Brazoria.

     A. Garner of Markham was at Buckeye on business Tuesday.

     B. M. Connor went to Dallas Saturday to visit relatives.

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham went to Markham Monday.

     Bob Terry came up from Palacios Tuesday.

     A. H. Yerxa went to the county seat Wednesday.

     The long row of Spanish bayonet with several huge clusters of flowers above each plant attracts much attention at headquarters at present.

     Albert Smith, Jim Jones, Mr. Bond and John Nowell spent Sunday at Collegeport.

     Col. Simpson motored to Bay City the first of the week to attend the Mid-Coast Industrial Congress.

     Miss Yerxa drove to Markham on Wednesday.

     General Manager Rogers of the St. L. B. & M. was at Buckeye Thursday.

     Joe Robinson drove over from the neighboring town of Markham Thursday noon to board the Brownsville train going south.

     Dr. E. P. Stiles, state entomologist, was the guest of Mr. Yerxa last Saturday.

     A number of homeseekers on their way home to the frozen north stopped off at Buckeye Tuesday to see the park and orange grove at headquarters.

     Mr. Travis of Collegeport was a visitor here Tuesday.

     Mr. S. S. Price was made happy Sunday by the arrival of his wife and children whom he has been expecting from New Orleans for some time.

     Col. Simpson returned Monday from an extended trip east.

     If the indulgent parents on the east side who buy shot guns for their boys would see that they do not thoughtlessly fire at the insulators on the telephone poles between here and Bay City it would prevent the annoyance of having the interurban phone put out of commision every few days, and also save some expense.

     The Collegeport delegation bound for the Mid-Coast Industrial Congress at Bay City sailed through Buckeye with flying colors Wednesday, only slacking their speed long enough to salute the unfortunate stay-at-homes.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, March 3, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. Dudley of . . . of days here looking . . . view to buying later.

     Mr. and Mrs. Waite spent . . . evening at Bay City.

     Albert Smith and John . . . Houston Monday to ent. . .

     Roy Barnes went to . . . Saturday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Arthur . . . spent the week end at Palacios.

     Messrs. Tew and Ferguson . . .City were in Buckeye on . . . Thursday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Baunstion motored to Markham with W. F. Smith ___day

     There was no holiday on Washington’s birthday in the school here this year as is the custom. Instead, school closed early Thursday and the teacher, Miss Willie Mae Colbert, went to Bay City, returning Sunday.

     Mrs. Fred Long and daughter, Nina, visited at Markham Monday.

     Mr. Chas. Stewart is at Houston this week.

     A. H. Yerxa transacted business at the county seat Thursday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Charles Isham were Markham visitors Tuesday.

     The recent rise in the Colorado river reached the protection levee on this side but did no damage.

     Henry Loyd went to Brownsville Sunday to visit friends.

     No. 4 was several hours late last Wednesday week owing to a slight wreck below.

     Mr. Knight of Citrusgrove Sundayed at Buckeye.

     Mrs. L. E. Beadle returned from Houston Saturday.

     The light norther which struck us Monday night was a mild one.

     L. C. Stewart of Kansas City, president of the Union Bridge and Construction Company arrived here Sunday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heck and little Miss Evelyn returned from a visit at Kingsville Monday.

     General Manager Rodgers of the Brownsville spent Tuesday at Buckeye.

     E. C. Burgess, civil engineer, was here Tuesday on business for the Brownsville.

     T. L. Dickert returned from Bay City Wednesday.

     T. E. Benedict came over from Bay City Wednesday.

     A number of men were here from Kingsville to hunt Sunday and returned with plenty.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune,
March 10, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mrs. D. C. Howard went to Bay City Friday to see the dentist.

     Miss Helen Beadle returned Friday from a visit with friends in Bay City.

     Mrs. D. Williams and her two little sons left for Houston Monday.

     Last week, Wednesday evening, a freight engine on the Brownsville ran into an open switch this side of the bridge, demolishing the work engine used by the bridge workers and doing other damage. No one was hurt.

     Henry Lloyd, fireman on the Buckeye branch, had the misfortune to sprain his knee Friday, and went to Houston for treatment.

     Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Smith and family returned from El Campo Saturday.

     A. H. Yerxa returned from a short business trip to Alvin and Galveston Tuesday.

     Col. Simpson motored to the county seat Thursday.

     Roy Barnes was a Markham visitor Sunday.

     Otis Robertson drove from Markham Wednesday to meet the noon train.

     A number of Buckeye residents went to Bay City Thursday night to witness the last play of the season, “Paid in Full,” and felt well repaid for the trip.

     Agent Howard of the Brownsville station has been obliged to employ an assistant, his duties having greatly increased the past few months.

     Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield Yerxa drove to Markham Wednesday.

     A. P. Borden and party motored over from Pierce last Saturday.

     Mrs. Johnston is suffering from the effects of poison ivy, her face and hands being badly affected. Dr. Morton of Bay City was called in attendance.

     Chas. Stewart went to Bay City the . . . week.

     Jackson Willard arrived Monday and immediately began his duties at the depot.

     Fred Regan of Kingsville has been substituted as fireman during Henry Lloyd’s absence.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, March 17, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     . . . Roberts who stabbed Gen. . . Moore at Wilson Creek about . . . miles from here last Saturday night gave himself up to the authorities and was brought to Buckeye Sunday to board the train for Bay City. He claims self defence, being wounded in the arm.

     Strawberries set out at headquarters a few weeks ago are yielding fine ripe fruit.

     Work at the Colorado river bridge is progressing rapidly under the supervision of Mr. Williams, the steel work having been . . . inches at the present date.

     Mr. Tew of Bay City . . . to Buckeye on business. . .

     Fishing in the Colorado. . . excellent these days.

     Another gang of . . . with a car . . . assist in the grading . . .

     [Poor copy of above article; also full article was not visible in paper.]

 

T
he Matagorda County Tribune
, March 24, 1911:

 

FREIGHT TRAIN IN DITCH BELOW BUCKEYE

Eight Cars Derailed and Passenger Train Detoured via Markham

     A freight train was wrecked about noon today on the main line of the Brownsville about five miles below Buckeye. Eight cars were derailed and considerable damage done to the road. There will be no passenger service over the Brownsville until the wreckage is cleared away except that which will be detoured via Markham over the Southern Pacific.

     It is supposed that recent rains put the road bed in bad shape, causing the wreck. No lives were lost, but quite a heavy loss was sustained by the road in the destruction of cars and track and loss of the contents of the cars.

 

BUCKEYE

     The surrounding country is in fine shape on account of the recent heavy rains and the outlook for good crops this year is very promising.

     Lysle Vandiver of Bay City visited friends at headquarters between trains Wednesday.

     Mr. Hartwell of Blessing was at Buckeye Monday.

     Mrs. Arthur Armstrong, who underwent an opertion for appendicitis at Houston a few days ago is on the road to recovery.

     Dr. Byars of Markham was at this place Monday on his way to Beadle.

     Miss Lula May Robertson of Markham came to Buckeye last Thursday to board the branch line for Collegeport.

     Mr. and Mrs. Waggerman of Beadle were here Friday on their way to Markham.

     Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Beadle of Beadle were at Buckeye shopping Wednesday.

     Frank Long transacted business at Markham Friday.

     Sterling Landers of Ashby was at Buckeye Tuesday.

     B. M. Connor and H. M. Beadle were visitors to Buckeye Sunday.

     Wm. Cash of Bay City visited at headquarters between trains Wednesday.

     Carey Smith, the energetic editor of the Matagorda County Tribune was at Buckeye getting acquainted Wednesday.

     Mrs. Thomas B. Waite left for Houston Wednesday to visit friends in that city for a short time.

     Hugh Bowers came up from his ranch near the bay the first of the week.

     Mrs. Chas. Isham drove in from Beadle Monday to visit friends here.

     Mr. Stewart went to the county seat on business Monday.

     Cotton planting is going on here this week.

     Some of those who replanted their gardens since the frost in January are now enjoying green vegetables every day—spinach, young beets, onions, redishes, mustard, lettuce, asparagus, etc.

     The Busy Boosters of Bay City discovered while en route that one of the most interesting points on the west side had been left out of their itinerary, and it was unanimously voted that the route be changed in order to visit the garden spot of Matagorda county, where they all expect to invest in town lots the minute Buckeye is put on the market.

     Traffic on the Brownsville was delayed Thursday by a wrecked freight train a few miles south of here. Passenger trains were detoured via the S. F. The branch line ran on as usual.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune,
April 7, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     The severe rain storm Monday night was accompanied by hail, an unusual occurrence in this section.

     Miss Beadle of Beadle was in Buckeye Sunday.

     At the school election Saturday W. F. Smith was chosen to take H. C. Howard’s place.

     Mr Roy Barnes went to Markham Monday morning.

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham drove in from Beadle Sunday.

     Miss Nettie Colbert of Angleton spent the week end here with her sister Miss Colbert.

     Mr. Heck spent Sunday at Kingsville.

     Joe White arrived the last of the week to fill the vacancy formerly occupied by Jackson Willard as assistant at the Brownsville station.

     Col. Simpson went to Bay City the last of the week.

     A. H. Yerxa went to the county seat Saturday.

     B. M. Connor of Simpsonville visited at Buckeye Sunday.

     Mrs. Chas. Heck and little daughter Evelyn are visiting friends at Texas City and Houston.

     Mr. Harty came over from Bay City on business at headquarters Saturday.

     Master Otis Robertson drove out from Markham Saturday to meet his mother and sister who came up from Collegeport on the branch.

     Mrs. Price returned from Kingsville Sunday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Bond and little son Leroy left for Houston where they expect to make their home this summer.

     Miss Helen Beadle and Bill made a visit to Brazoria returning Friday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Denny Williams left for Houston Wednesday, where they will spend a few days. Mrs. Williams will go on to Little Rock, Ark., for a visit with relatives.

     Mrs. Raby returned from Bay City Wednesday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, April 14, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. Raby left for Houston the first of the week.

     Mrs. E. S. Price and little son went to New Orleans last Sunday for a few weeks visit.

     Dr. Byars was here last Wednesday on his way home to Markham from Francitas, where he made a flying visit.

     Mrs. L. E. Beadle and Miss Helen drove to Markham last Wednesday.

     School closed last Friday for the summer vacation. The teacher, Miss Colbert, left the same afternoon for her home at Brenham.

     Mr. Roy Barnes went to the county seat last Wednesday.

     Miss Philips, who has been visiting her brother, B. C. Philips, for several months, returned north last week.

     County Superintendent Lewis came over from Bay City last Friday to visit the Buckeye school.

     Miss Gertrude Smith of Brazoria was at Buckeye Sunday.

     Col. Simpson returned from Bay City Saturday.

     A carload of land seekers arrived Friday in the Hurd car and were taken to Collegeport.

     Miss Lucy Yerxa visited at Bay City Friday.

     Mrs. Tom Waite went to Collegeport Friday.

     Henry Lloyd went to Houston to spend Sunday.

     Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa spent the week end at Collegeport.

     Chas. Stewart went to Houston to transact business Wednesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Walker and Mrs. . . . motored out from Markham T__day evening.

     D. Williams returned from Houston Sunday.

     Mr. R. O. Ward visited friends at Buckeye Wednesday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, April 21, 1911:

                                              

BUCKEYE

     A heavy rain fell Monday.

     Messrs. David Osborne and George and they present the information in Friday evening to visit with friends at Buckeye  [Sentence is as written in paper.]

     Miss Cordia Phillips and Ed. Ligon, both recently of Buckeye, were married at Houston last week.

     Miss Nettie Bradshaw of Little Rock is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Denny Williams.

     Miss Leona Yerxa went to San Antonio Saturday to spend Easter with friends at St. Mary’s Hall.

     A. H. Yerxa spent Monday at the county seat.

     Jackson Willard of Kingsville was at Buckeye on business the last of the week.

     L. E. Beadle and Miss Helen were here from Beadle Friday.

     Joe Waite spent Sunday at Collegeport.

     Mrs. Baustian has recovered from her recent illness.

     Col. Simpson returned from Houston Monday.

     Mr. Parkin of Little Rock was the guest of D. Williams Monday.

     Roy Barnes was at Markham Saturday.

     D. Williams and little sons Brice and Stewart, left for Houston Thursday morning to visit Mrs. Williams, who recently underwent an operation at St. Joseph’s hospital. They returned Saturday.

     Chas. Heck went to Houston Sunday to accompany his wife and little girl home after a few weeks visit with relatives. They returned Monday.

     Dewberries are not very plentiful this year on account of the rank growth of grass not being burned during the winter in the pastures around Buckeye.

     A union Sunday school was organized last Sunday at Buckeye with a good number present at the first meeting. Mr. Arthur Armstrong was elected Superintendent and other officers and teachers were chosen. The hour will be 10 a.m. and every one in this vicinity will be welcomed.

     Miss Colbert of Brenham returned Monday to spend a few days here.

     Mr. and Mrs. Isham of Beadle were at Buckeye Monday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, May 12, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     A heavy shower fell Sunday afternoon.

     Mrs. Thomas B. Waite left for Donna last week where she will visit relatives for a few weeks.

     Roy Barnes spent last Thursday at Collegeport.

     Mrs. S. D. Heyser and little daughter, Martha Glenn, came up from Kingsville Saturday to visit Mr. Heyser for a short time.

     Supt. Flannigan was here Wednesday in the interests of the Brownsville.

     The roads around Buckeye are in good condition after these very heavy rains, on account of the excellent drainage in this section.

     Mrs. E. S. Price returned Thursday from Beaumont where she spent the past few weeks. Mr. Price and little son, Ed, went to Houston to accompany her home.

     E. C. Burgess was here a few days.

     Dr. Morton of Bay City was at Buckeye Saturday on his way home from Blessing where he was called on professional business.

     Mr. Mangeman of Beadle drove to Buckeye Sunday with his little sons.

     U. T. Smith and son, Clark, went to Bay City Sunday.

     Gordon Jones of Bay City spent Wednesday at Buckeye.

     A number of Buckeye residents went to Tidehaven at noon Monday. They reported a good time at the picnic, and a larger crowd than was expected this damp weather.

     Miss Leone Yerxa spent a couple of days in Bay City the last of the week. She was the guest of Mrs. T. C. Brooks.

     Traffic on the branch line to Collegeport was suspended for a few this [sic].

     Mrs. T. C. Brooks of Bay City was the guest of Mrs. A. H. Yerxa Saturday this week on account of washouts caused by the heavy rains.

     The many Cape Jessamine bushes at the park are loaded with blossoms and present a very beautiful sight against the green lawn.

     Fred Regan enjoyed a visit from his father the first of the week. Mr. Regan returned to Kingsville Tuesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Isham of Beadle visited at Buckeye Sunday.

     Frank Long has been treating his friends this week to a mess of sweet corn.

     Mr. Long is a very energetic farmer and his crops make a very fine showing in spite of the cool weather.

     The attendance at the Sunday school has greatly increased. The hour is ten a.m.

     A. H. Yerxa returned from Wharton Wednesday where he attended the Midcoast Industrial congress. He says the Commercial Club of that city are royal entertainers.

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. Isham drove to Markham Friday.

     Mrs. Arthur Armstrong spent Tuesday at Bay City.

     Mrs. Heyser and little daughter returned to Kingsville Monday after a two-weeks’ stay at Buckeye.

     Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa went to Bay City Saturday.

     Jack Kelley went to Houston Sunday to spend a few weeks.

     W. F. Smith drove to Markham last Tuesday.

     Mrs. Denny Williams and little sons, Brice and Stewart, left for Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday for a month’s visit with relatives. Mr. Williams accompanied them as far as Houston.

     Miss Nettie Bradshaw, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. D. Williams, returned to Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday.

     Miss Leone Yerxa went to Bay City Wednesday for a few days’ visit with friends.

     Little Miss Lowe is here from Lometa visiting her sister, Mrs. LeCroix.

     Sunday school at ten o’clock Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome.

     Mr. Baustian returned from a short business trip to Houston the first of the week.

     F. M. Wilson drove here from Blessing Monday with his family, combining business with pleasure.

     Chas. Stewart was a passenger to the county seat Wednesday.

     B. M. Connor came up from Simpsonville Wednesday to board the north bound train.

     It is estimated that the work on the Brownsville railroad bridge over the Colorado river here will be completed in a few weeks.

     Mr. Morelend motored from Collegeport Wednesday on his way home to Wharton.

     Col. Simpson returned from Dallas Wednesday.

     Albert Conners departed for Louisiana Wednesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa entertained a number of friends at Whist Tuesday night at Buckeye headquarters. Unique “button” score cards served as souvenirs for each guest. Mrs. Jack Walker and Mr. Brown were awarded the head prizes. The game was continued until a late hour after which pineapple sherbet, cake and nougat were served. The beautiful moonlight night added much to the pleasure of the guests who motored from nearby towns.

 

Will Contest For Prizes.

     Matagorda county has three contestants entered in the corn and cotton contest of the Texas Industarial congress. They are as follows: Arthur H. Yerxa, Buckeye; A. B. Head, Bay City; J. S. Thompson, Blessing.

     With such farmers as these Matagorda county has good a chance to . . . or more of the prizes as any . . . in the state.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, May 26, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Waite returned Monday from a visit with friends and relatives at Donna, Texas.

     Mrs. Frank Long and children went to Markham Monday.

     Henry Loyd spent Sunday at Bay City.

     Denny Williams returned from Houston Friday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield Yerxa spent Thursday at Bay City.

     T. W. Daley of Detroit, Michigan was at Buckeye Thursday transacting business for the D. M. Ferry Seed Co.

     Mr. Chas. Heck went to Houston Saturday returning next day.

     Rev. Chambers, with his wife and baby daughter, was a Buckeye visitor Monday while on his way home to Markham.

     Dr. Morton, of Bay City, came over on profesional business Tuesday.

     Mrs. Chas. Isham and Miss Helen Beadle were here from Beadle Wednesday.

     A. H. Yerxa was at the county seat the first of the week on business bent.

     Roy Barnes was a Bay City caller Wednesday.

     Mr. Tew motored from Bay City Monday.

     Mr. Mayer, of Houston, was here on busienss for Hogan-Alnoch Company Wednesday.

     Mr. Furber of Markham was a visitor here Wednesday.

     Will Glover and son, Owen drove from Markham on business Thursday.

     Conductor Shrier of the Brownsville, had the misfortune to break his arm while on duty here Thursday. He left for Houston to have it attended to.

     Mr. J. W. Stoddard, of Dayton, O., has placed a Brush runabout here for use on his property at this place.

 

BUCKEYE

     Jack Walker of Markham, visited friends at Buckeye Friday.

     Mr. W. C. Stowers, of Bay City, was here Friday on business for the Waters-Pierce Oil Co.

     A number of Collegeportians came up on the branch line to join the excursion to Galveston the end of the week.

     Otis Robertson was a visitor from Markham Saturday.

     Chas. Stewart spent Sunday at Houston.

     Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Yerxa spent Sunday and Monday at Houston.

     Mrs. Alice Scruggs is here from Houston visiting her mother, Mrs. D. C. Howard.

     Henry Loyd visited relatives at Houston Sunday.

     A. H. Yerxa and Miss Leona went to Simpsonville Tuesday afternoon.

     Col. Simpson arrived from Dallas Tuesday.

     A good rain fell here Saturday evening, making the fnest corn in Matagorda county grow another foot over night.

     Mr. and Mrs. Wangeman of Beadle drove to Buckeye Saturday to meet Mr. Wangeman’s father.

     Miss Helen Beadle came up from Beadle Saturday to take the train for Brazoria where she spent the week end.

     E. D. Singleton, of Dallas, was here Saturday in the interests of the Jones-Manville Co.

     A number of people from Buckeye motored over to Bay City Friday to attend the graduating exercises.

     Mr. Tew of Bay City was here on business Tuesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barrett and little Margaret motored over from Bay City Friday on their way to Collegeport.

     Frank Long is busy these days doing the concrete work on the cotton gin at Simpsonville.

     Some of the residents here are beginning to realize how easy it is to raise bees, and are going into the business quite extensively.

     Grapes and strawberries planted this spring show the wonderful possibilities of the soil here.

     John Regan, of Kingsville is visiting his brother, Fred, at the Buckeye hotel.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune,
June 2, 1911:

 

                                                                     BUCKEYE

     Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Beadle and family of Beadle, were at Buckeye Friday on their way to Bay City where they spent the day.

     A number of people from here attended the picnic at Palacios, going via Collegeport on the Buckeye branch.

     Mr. Hooks, of Brownsville, was here over Sunday to visit his daughter, Mrs. Tom Waite.

     Col. Simpson returned from Bay City Saturday.

     Jim Lewis, of Markham, was here Sunday on his way to Beadle.

     Messrs. W. Yerxa and A. H. Yerxa motored to Bay City Wednesday.

     Wednesday was one of the hottest days we have had for many a day in this Coast country, registering 95. Reminds us of what it must be like up North in some of the inland states, where they have no cool gulf breeze in summer.

     Miss Viola Isham returned from school at San Antonio to spend the summer vacation with her parents at Beadle.

     Manager Rodgers and Civil Engineer Burgess were at Buckeye Tuesday in the interests of the Frisco.

     Mr. Tew motored over from the county seat and later went to Collegeport, returning home in the evening.

     Dave Brown, who is helping build the cotton gin at Simpsonville spent Sunday with home folks at Buckeye.

     Chas. Heck went to Bay City Saturday.

     Ray Barnes visited friends in Bay City Sunday.

     Miss Olga Benedict, of Bay City, is spending the week at Buckeye.

     Dr. Brooks was called to Buckeye Saturday night on professional business.

     Mr. Arthur Armstrong was on the sick list last week.

     Mr. Baustian returned home from a short business trip to Houston the first part of the week.

     Sunday School will be held at Buckeye at ten o'clock Sunday morning.

     Angel Comache received the intelligence last week of the death of his brother, Tom Comache, who has been ill at Victoria for some time.

     Messrs. Jack Walker and Jim Lewis were at Buckeye Wednesday.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, June 9, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Mrs. Chas. Isham and Miss Viola were here from Beadle Monday.

     Miss Leone Yerxa went to Bay City Wednesday to attend the weekly meeting of the Choral Club.

     Mr. Holt of Beadle transacted business in Buckeye Tuesday.

     Sunday school will be held here Sunday at 10 o’clock at the school house.

     Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Raby went to Kentucky Tuesday.

     Mrs. B. F. Johnson spent Monday at Bay City.

     Chas. Stewart returned from Houston Sunday.

     Denny Williams left Tuesday for Houston for a few days visit.

     Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield Yerxa spent Monday at the county seat.

     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Waite went to Collegeport Wednesday to stay several weeks.

     Col. Simpson returned to Dallas Wednesday.

     Mr. Gaw of Seattle arrived last week to take charge of the books for the Union Bridge and Construction Works here.

     Claud Mullener of Sinton is one of the recent arrivals.

     Joe Waite, who spent the past month here, returned to his home at Regan, Texas, Wednesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heck and little daughter left for Collegeport Wednesday.

     L. E. Beadle was here from Beadle Tuesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Smith and family spent Sunday with Frank Long’s family.

     Sorghum growing at headquarters here measures ten feet in some instances, and there will be an excellent crop.

     Some of the farmers here are digging sweet potatoes, and report a splendid yield of fine, large ones.

     Mr. Tew of Bay City motored to Buckeye Tuesday.

     Col. Simpson of Dallas was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Yerxa at dinner Tuesday.

     Henry Loyd departed for Collegeport Wednesday.

     The Sunday school at Buckeye has been invited through the courtesy of M. A. Travis to join the Collegeport Sunday school in a picnic at Dunbar June 14. Picnic dinner, speaking, music, sports and baseball will be features. An invitation from Collegeport folks always means a good time and it is hoped many will be able to attend from here.

 


The Matagorda County Tribune
, June 30, 1911:

 

BUCKEYE

     Miss Lula May Robertson visited Buckeye Wednesday.

     Mr. Seltzer, of the Union Bridge and Construction Company, returned to Kansas Thursday.

     Otis Robertson, of Markham, met the Collegeport train Thursday.

     Lester Moreley was in Buckeye Thursday on business.

     Mr. H. Arroson, of Palacios, spent Friday here.

     Mrs. Scruggs and son, Edgar, were at Collegeport Monday.

     Miss Edith Armstorng, of Markham, spent Friday with friends in Buckeye.

     Mrs. A. W. Smith and little daughters were in Bay City Friday and Saturday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Blanco and little daughter, Louise, left on Friday’s train.

     Mr. Whitfield Yerxa was in Bay City on business Monday.  

     Edgar Scruggs is spending a few days with his friend, Russel Owen at Alvin.

     Mrs. T. C. Brooks, of Bay City, was a guest at the Yerxa home Monday.

     Mrs. Scruggs returned to Houston after an extended visit with relatives here.

     Mr. Earnest Roberseaux returned to Kansas City, Mo., Thursday.

     Mr. J. Rankin, of Houston, a traveling salesman for Wm. D. Cleveland & Sons, was at Buckeye Tuesday.

     Mr. and Mrs. Beadle and family were here Sunday on their way to Bay City.

     Miss Leone Yerxa visited friends in Bay City Monday.

     Mr. W. F. Smith spent Monday and Tuesday in Bay City.

     Mr. R. Barnes was a Beadle visitor Sunday.

     Mr. T. L. Miller, who has been working with the Union Bridge and Construction Company for the past few months, returned to Kansas City, Mo., Thursday.

     Mr. Elmer Longuet, of Markham, made a short visit at Buckeye Tuesday.

     Melvin Spoor came over from Ashby on business Wednesday.

     Mr. Smith was here from the East Side Wednesday.

 

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