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Palacios Beacon, February 8, 1918:


            Mrs. S. A. Hunt died at the home of her son, H. C. Hunt, of Buckeye last Sunday morning. The Hunt family are pioneer residents of Palacios, and Mrs. Hunt has many friends in Palacios who will grieve her loss. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. P. Garrett, were held from the family home on Monday afternoon and that night the remains were taken to Sedalia, MO., for burial, accompanied by H. C. Hunt, son of the deceased. The Beacon joins with many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

            Many Palacios people will be interested to learn that Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Churchill have a new eight pound son at their home, born Feb. 5. This word comes from Buckeye, where Mr. and Mrs. Churchill are spending the winter with Mrs. Churchill’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hunt.



The Matagorda County Tribune, May 3, 1918:



Patriotic Citizens Subscribe $13,500 at One Meeting

            That Buckeye fully realizes the responsibility resting upon it as a part of the government was demonstrated on last night when its citizens gathered together to discuss ways and means of doing their share towards the purchase of bonds of the third liberty loan.

            More than one hundred and fifty of its citizens gathered together in the school house and engaged in patriotic services, at the end of which $13,500 in value of third loan liberty bonds were purchased.

            The meeting was presided over by Mr. Chas. G. Stoddard, and his courteous and easy manner contributed largely to the success of the meeting.

            Mr. Stoddard first introduced Mr. Connerly of Houston, who addressed the meeting in a forceful and impressive manner, and his familiarity with the situation now confronting the allies enabled him to hold the attention of his audience throughout his entire address.

            Following him, Mrs. Stoddard addressed the meeting, directing her remarks more especially to the women, dealing with their responsibilities in connection with the present world war. Mrs. Stoddard impressed her audience as a woman not only very well posted, but brought to the subject of the discussion an understanding and ability that made it easy for the hearers to grasp and understand the necessity for immediate action.

            Mr. Jno. W. Gaines of Bay City also addressed the meeting, giving some of the facts actually occurring upon the battlefields as gathered from his interviews with those who had exposed their lives to German bayonets and bullets in the defense of humanity and in order that the world might be made a fit place to live in.

            At the close of the meeting, the entire audience rose and sang the Star Spangled Banner with an enthusiasm that showed that each of them felt the seriousness of the situation confronting America and her allies and determined to lend every aid in their power to the government, not to just “do their bit,” but to do everything that could be done to uphold the hands of President Wilson and his advisors in this crises.

            A committee was appointed to see every citizen of the Buckeye vicinity, who was not present, or who had not subscribed for liberty bonds, so that by May 4 every man and woman of the Buckeye community would be the owner of at least one liberty bond.

            Mr. C. G. Stoddard and Mr. C. A. Williams kindly offered the use of their automobiles to this committee to enable them to more thoroughly discharge their duties, and we confidently expect that the purposes for which the committee is appointed, will be accomplished.



The Matagorda County Tribune, June 28, 1918:



Tuesday, June 25, 1918

            Having previously been invited by Mr. Andrew Huebner, to be present at the marriage of his daughter, Ada Irene, to Mr. Bernard J. Hurst, the guests began to arrive at the handsome country home, Tuesday evening about 8:30 o’clock. They were received at the door by Mrs. M. T. Huebner, invited into the spacious reception hall and asked to register in the pretty “Bride’s Book,” which was presided over by Mrs. R. A. Kleska. They then passed on down the hall to examine the beautiful and handsome wedding presents, which were displayed on a long table. Among them, were three checks, each for one hundred dollars.

            In a short time the guests had all arrived, about fifty in number, most of whom were relatives and very few intimate friends.

            At 9 o’clock the Rev. John Sloan of Houston took his stand in the parlor under a beautiful canopy of evergreens and Shasta daisies. A pretty background being formed of many ferns, pot plants and palms.

            Accompanied by Miss May Etta Taylor of Iago, Miss Pauline Huebner sang in her sweet voice “At Dawning.” After which “Lohengren’s,” the ever-popular and impressive wedding march, was rendered by Miss Pauline Huebner, who presided at the piano, and Mr. R. A. Kleska on the violin.

            The matrons of honor, Mrs. Lola Brown and Mrs. H. J. Hauck of Valley Falls, Kansas, sisters of the bride, in handsome white dresses, led the way through the artistically decorated hall and dining room and into the parlor, between the aisles of pink ribbons, followed by Miss Willie Bell Hurst, as maid, in pink chiffon, carrying a lovely bouquet of pink gladiolas and ferns, with Mr. Dudley Huebner in handsome black suit. Behind them came little three-year-old Herman Hauck, in all white, carrying the ring in a white rose. Next came the bride leaning upon the arm of the happy groom. She was a vision of loveliness robed in white Georgette crepe de Chine, trimmed in handsome lace and pearls. On her head rested a wreath of orange blossoms, from which trailed a long veil. She carried in her arms an exquisite shower bouquet. The groom looked very handsome in the conventional black.

            When they reached the canopy, under which they were to be married, still keeping step to the music, they gracefully fell in line before the minister awaiting them, who then read the impressive Episcopal ceremony. When they were pronounced man and wife, congratulations were heartily extended. A happier and more smiling couple were never seen.

            Misses Jessie May Hurst of Iago and Marguerite Huebner served iced fruit punch throughout the evening.

            After pleasant conversation and more music by Miss Huebner and Mr. Kleska the young people were invited into the dining room to cut the bride’s cake. A basket of Shasta daisies hung from the chandelier, also little shower bouquets with fortune cards on the end, reached down to an immense heart-shaped cake, ornamented with a minature kewpie bridal party.

            Ice cream and delicious angel food cake were then served. The bride stole away a short time, but soon returned in a very becoming suit of brown, with hat, gloves and boots to match. After bidding everyone goodbye, the happy couple departed for a short wedding trip―leaving the guests curious as to their destination.

            Mrs. Hurst is the youngest daughter of Mr. Andrew Huebner, is accomplished and loved by all who have the pleasure of knowing her. Mr. Hurst is formerly from Florence, Ala. He has been in this county for the past few years, but has been here long enough for the people to know and appreciate his sterling worth. He is at present in the employ of the Stoddard Company at Buckeye, where they will reside for the present, after returning from their wedding trip.



The Matagorda County Tribune, October 25, 1918



            After a short illness of pneumonia, C. G. Lundy died at his home in Blessing this morning at 7:30 o’clock.

            Deceased was section foreman at the place, having moved from Buckeye only a short time ago.

            At the time of this notice funeral arrangements had not been made.



The Palacios Beacon, June 20, 1919:



Mrs. John LeCompte

            Nannie Alpha Harris was born near Buckeye, June 16th, 1877, died at her home in Palacios, June 11th, 1919. In 1895 she was married to Mr. John LeCompte also of Matagorda county. To this union six children were born, Bertha, who preceded her in 1913; Dia, aged 19; Pearle, 17; Frank 14, Nanita, 9 and Lasle Harris, infant daughter, one day old.

            She was a member of the Baptist church for years and loved the service of the Lord, but on account of ill health could not attend services at all times. She was a loving wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor whom to know was to love and respect.

            Funeral services were held at her East Bay home at 10 o’clock June 12th, Rev. Echols, officiating, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery for interment, followed by many sympathizing friends.

            The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

            We have missed our friend and neighbor

                        And our hearts are very sore,

            For we miss her smile and welcome,

                        But she’s just gone on before.

            Always ready with her sympathy

                        Friends were numbered by the score,

            But her place with us is vacant

                        She has just gone on before.

            Loving husband, lonely children,

                        Lift you heads and weep no more,

            Strive to live that you may meet her,

                        For she’s just gone on before.

                                                Mrs. Olive Doxtater



The Matagorda County Tribune, November 7, 1919:



            Miss Maggie Brown and Mr. Walter Littlefield were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brown, of Buckeye, Saturday night, Nov. 1.

            Mr. and Mrs. Littlefield has a large circle of friends to wish them the greatest happiness throughout their lives.

            The young couple departed for their future home at Gulf, Texas.



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