Mr. and Mrs. Edward Savage and daughter, Clara Bell, are visiting Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook.
Mr. Luther Stensoff was among the excursionists Friday night to Matagorda.
Miss Minnie Tucker returned to her home Sunday from Palacios.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Sr., and Dollie Middlebrook spent Sunday in Clemville.
Mr. Herbert Self returned home Tuesday after visiting in Houston.
Messrs. Walter Smith and R. O. Middlebrook were Markham visitors Thursday.
There will be church every night this week in Clemville until Sunday at eleven o'clock.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
September 6, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Savage and daughter, Clara Bell, returned to their home in Matagorda after spending a week at Clemville.
Mr. Everett Slenlady? visited in Markham this week.
Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook and daughter, Lillie, of Bay City and Mrs. M. E. Lawson of Matagorda were Clemville visitors this week.
Mr. W. C. Moore has gone to San Antonio.
Mr. Burton Hardy, after spending some weeks in El Campo, returned Tuesday.
Mr. Ed Wilkins and Herbert Lancaster were Bay City visitors this week.
Miss Nellie Brown is visiting in Bay City this week.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
September 13, 1912
Mr. Perryman Moore is visiting in San Antonio this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr., and Mrs. Ed Wilkins were Markham visitors last week.
Among those who went to see McFadden Flats played in Bay City Tuesday night were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkins, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr., Miss Dollie Hodges, Mr. Herbert Lancaster, Mr. John Abbott, Mr. Charley Johnson, Mr. Frank Johnson, Mr. Luther Stensoff and Mr. Burton Hardy.
Mrs. ____ of Markham visited in Clemville last week. While here she was the guest of Mesdames Quinton and Clyde Hankonner.
Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Sr., of Bay City spent Tuesday in the field.
Mrs. Fred Marks and three children returned home Monday after a week's visit with one of Mrs. Mark's brothers at Houston.
Mr. Harley Daughter visited Bay City last week.
Mr. Luther Stensoff, Mr. Jay Selph and Mr. George McIntosh were in Bay City on business one day last week.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
September 20, 1912
Mr. Perryman Moore of San Antonio is in Clemville for a week.
Mr. Charlie Johnson visited Bay City Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Ellerkamp and John Henry, Jr., and Mr. Ed Savage of Matagorda are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr.
Dr. Wilkins, who has been on the sick list this week, is some better at this writing.
Miss Nellie Brown has returned home after a very pleasant visit in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Ellerkamp and John Henry, Jr., Mr. Edward Savage and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr., motored over to Matagorda Sunday, returning Tuesday.
Mr. W. C. Moore of San Antonio and Mr. Hardy of El Campo are Clemville visitors this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie McGill returned home Tuesday after a visit to Houston.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
September 27, 1912
Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Sr., is in Houston this week.
Mr. John Lancaster, after a several weeks' visit in Clemville, returned to his home in Beaumont Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr., Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp and baby, Jack, motored to Bay City Friday night.
Mrs. Walter Smith spent a few hours in Markham Saturday Shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Manning spent Sunday in Markham.
Mr. Luther Stensoff went to Bay City Tuesday to see "The Smart Set" played.
Mr. Perryman Moore is visiting in San Antonio.
Mr. Cherry is visiting in Houston.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
October 11, 1912
Mr. Ed Wilkins returned home Wednesday from Houston where he has been attending to some business.
Mrs. Walter Smith was a Bay City visitor Monday.
Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp and baby, Jack, and Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook, Jr., returned home Thursday after a few days' visit with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Savage of Matagorda.
Mr. Perryman Moore, Mr. Hubert Lancaster and Mr. Ed Wilkins were business visitors to Bay City Tuesday.
Miss Minnie Tucker is visiting in Markham this week. While there, she is the guest of the Misses Maxwells.
Mr. Harley Daughters made his regular trip to Bay City Monday after a new line of groceries.
Mesdames Guss Cormier, Gregory and Slenlady and Mr. Walter McGill motored to Bay City Monday in the Cormier car.
Mrs. Hathaway, daughters and son of Houston are visiting Mrs. Slenlady this week.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
October 25, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maxwell have moved to their new home.
Mr. Walter McGill returned to Clemville Saturday, after a few days' visit to his home at Hempstead.
Mrs. Ed Wilkins and little girls, Velma and Hazel, spent, Thanksgiving with Mrs. R. O. Middlebrook at Bay City.
Mr. Luther Stensoff was a Bay City visitor last week.
Earl Middlebrook and sisters, Misses Sallie and Lillie, and Miss Katie Lee Harrison motored over from Bay City Thursday.
Mrs. Otto Middlebrook has returned home from a visit to Matagorda.
Mrs. Walter Smith was a Markham visitor Tuesday.
Among those from here who went in to see the Maxwell-Tucker wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Manning, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hodges and Mrs. Wheeler.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellerkamp and son Jack have moved back to Matagorda, their former home.
Mrs. Guss Cormier has been quite ill this week.
Mrs. Yeamans was a Bay City visitor this week.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
December 6, 1912
Mrs. Chas. Daughters and son, George, were Bay City visitors Tuesday.
Mr. Albert Mitchell was a Markham visitor this week.
Miss Minnie Slenlady is visiting in Katy, Texas.
Mr. Walter McGill and Herbert Seef are in Orange.
Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook were visiting in Bay City Monday.
Mrs. George McIntosh and Mrs. G. Cormier were shopping in Bay City the first of the week.
There's quite a crowd from here planning to see "Madame Sherry" Thursday night, at Bay City, unless the weather forbids.
Mr. Walter Smith spent Tuesday in Markham.
Mr. F. J. Hardy of El Campo is visiting the fields again this week.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
December 13, 1912
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Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Maxwell are
Miss Nellie Brown is visiting in
Mrs. Smith is in
Mr. and Mrs. Nellie Manning
spent Sunday at
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook
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G. C. Denson and wife returned
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Miss Grace Fletcher was a Bay City visitor last week.
Miss Nellie Brown returned home Wednesday after a week visit with friends in Bay City.
Mrs. C. S. Daughters visited Bay City last week.
Mrs. Arthur Scnez was in Bay City last week.
Mr. R. D. Maxwell and wife who spent the last week in Houston in the interest of Mr. Maxwell's health are home again.
Mrs. W. W. Smith was a Markham visitor Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Daughters, the Misses Smith and George Daughters autoed to Midfield Saturday evening.
A crowd from here went down on the excursion Friday to Palacios. Among them were: Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Daughters and George, Mesdames, Scnez and Comier, Messrs. O. W. Middlebrook, Luther Stensoff, Ralph Barrow and Victor Berchfield.
Mrs. Bert Ryan returned home Tuesday after a few days visit at Lane City.
Mrs. Charlie Lynn and baby returned home Sunday from Bay City.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
July 25, 1913|
L. Hamell returned home Sunday from
Riely and baby left Friday for their home in
Mrs. Hicks spent several days in Clemville last week.
Mrs. Willie Manning visited
Mrs. Otto Middlebrook autoed to
Misses Maxwell and Lynch were in Clemville Thursday.
The young men of Clemville complimented their lady friends with a dance Thursday night.
School begins in Clemville on September 8.
Mrs. Vicker Berchfield is on the
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith were Markham visitors Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Butler of Humble are visiting Mrs. Butler's mother, Mrs. Hodge.
Mr. R. O. Middlebrook Jr. and wife went over to Bay City Monday to see "Mary's Lamb" at the Opera House.
Mr. A. Bess and wife were Bay City visitors Friday.
Mrs. Alvin Gregory of El Campo is visiting with friends at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hankomer and family left Monday for Houston.
Mr. Teddy Miller, wife and baby were Bay City visitors Monday.
Miss Bertha Weaver and Mr. Ralph Barrow went to Bay City Monday to see "Mary's Lamb."
Mesdames W. W. Smith and G. C. Denson were shopping at Bay City Monday.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 26, 1913
Mrs. Ira Suladie and daughter, Minnie, attended the fair at El Campo Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Middlebrook spent Saturday and Sunday at Bay City.
Mesdames C. S. Daughters and A. Snez were shopping at Bay City Saturday.
Mrs. Albert Bailey of San Antonio is visiting Mrs. Eidney Smith.
Mr. Means attended the fair at El Campo last week.
Mrs. C. C. Lynn has returned home after a week's visit with relatives at Bay City.
Rev. McGraw of Bay City and two daughters came over Saturday night and held services Saturday night, Sunday noon and night. Rev. McGraw will hold services here every fourth Sunday.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 28, 1913
Mr. Everett Suladie, son of Mrs. Jno. Suladie, and Miss Jessie Southard, an old friend, were visitors at the Suladie home last week. Mr. Suladie has been employed in the Orange field with the Higgins Oil Co.
A dance was given in honor of his return and was enjoyed by all present.
Mr. T. G. Rice and family moved from the oil field today, and will probably make their future home at Edgerly, La., as nearly all who leave here are going there.
Operations in the field are nearly standstill at present, but think activities will be resumed in the near future.
The ditching machine, which has been digging up all the country around the oil field, is now digging a ditch near town. A small party went out to visit the machine last night and had quite a time. Most of the party did not want to go at first, but once started there was no stopping them, and they went through water and mud nearly all the way there. One of the party lost one of their low quarters but was easily located. No named mentioned.
Lawrence Miller is visiting Clemville this week.
Miss Minnie Suladie, Mr. Everett Suladie, Miss Jesse Southard, Mrs. Daughters, Geo. Daughters motored to Bay City Friday afternoon.
Geo. Daughters is at Bay City hospital taking treatments of Dr. Jones for catarrh of the stomach.
Harley Daughters, L. C. Stensoff, Jim Womack, A. P. Bess motored to Bay City Tuesday afternoon.
The farmers in the vicinity of Clemville are making rapid progress with their farming.
R. D. Smith has brought the little brown mule back to Clemville. Now Robert can take his girl out for a drive.
Otto Middlebrook of Clemville stopped by Wednesday night to cheer us on and to say he, too, couldn't get all his "go" into daylight. He was on the way home in his car. Mrs. Middlebrook has started a Rhode Island Red farm and will be heard from soon.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, March 27, 1914
Mrs. C. S. Daughters and Minnie Suladie autoed over to Bay City last week.
Ralph Barrow and wife returned home Tuesday from their honeymoon trip.
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Savage and baby of Wadsworth are visiting Mrs. Otto Middlebrook, this week.
Mesdames Hamil and Will Berchfield were Markham visitors last week.
John Johnson, wife and children autoed over to Bay City Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Dugat were shopping at Bay City Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mitchell are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy.
Otto Middlebrook and wife were in Bay City Saturday.
Matagorda County Tribune, April 17, 1914
Mrs. E. H. Kelley and two children of Jerome, Arizona, are visiting their brother and uncle Mr. C. C. Linn.
Mr. J. T. Bond was out electioneering Friday.
Mr. Perryman Moore, the president of the Clem Lease was out looking around last week.
Mr. Ralph Barrow and bride came back Tuesday.
Mrs. V. G. Birchfield is on the sick list this week.
The field is picking up some, there are three new wells going down real soon. The Guffey well is progressing rapidly.
Mrs. White will leave Saturday for a visit to her home in Alabama.
Dr. Brooks paid the field a visit last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell an eight pound boy on April 11.
Mr. J. L. Bandy went to Bay City Monday and returned Tuesday.
Bob Bandy and bride of Bay City came out Monday and stayed until Wednesday with Mrs. Linn.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, May 1, 1914
Mr. Charley Daughters left Saturday for San Angelo with George for the latter's health.
Mrs. E. H. Kelley left Friday for a visit to Bay City.
Mrs. C. C. Linn and babies are visiting in Bay City this week.
Mrs. Walter Smith and two sons, Melvin and Irvin, left for a visit to West Texas the first of the week.
Bod Bandy paid Clemville a short visit this week.
School closed Friday and on account of bad weather the exercises were postponed until Monday.
Uncle John Bandy made another trip to Bay City Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tate made a flying trip to Bay City Thursday.
There was a dance at the Henry Hall Wednesday night and everyone had a fine time.
George Hathaway paid Bay City a visit this week.
Mr. Ed Smith visited Bay City Monday.
Dad Smith and the "little mule" went to Bay City Monday.
Jim Wamack went to Bay City Tuesday.
Arnold Bess, Walter Smith, Al Codeo and Uncle Ben Kuykendall went to El Campo Wednesday.
Harley Daughters went to Bay City Thursday after groceries.
Cherley Linn paid Bay City a visit Friday.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, May 8, 1914
Mr. Everett Suladie and Bob Smith paid Markham a visit Sunday afternoon.
Bob Bandy, Leo Pile, Abe Beake, of Bay City were out Tuesday and spend the day with Mrs. Linn.
Mr. Charlie Daughters went to Sour Lake Tuesday on business and will return Friday.
Mr. Jim Carrol paid Houston a visit this week.
Mr. Bandy went to Bay City Wednesday.
It rained here wavly all last week, but things have dried out awfully these few dry days.
They have decided to go deeper on the new "Tate" well and are putting on the strainer; they had dry gas. Prospects are fine for a good well in the next 35 feet.
On the Guffey well they have twisted off again but are going to side-track and go on drilling.
Mr. Joe Maynard and Frank Johnson visited Bay City Tuesday night.
Mr. Teddie Miller went to Houston Tuesday on business.
Mr. Bob Smith and Everett Suladie went to Bay City Tuesday on business.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, August 14, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Riley and family are visiting relatives at Clemville this week.
Mrs. Walter Smith and family moved from here to Sour Lake, last week.
Mrs. H. L. Ryan of Bay City is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hodges, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hodges were Bay City visitors Sunday.
Mr. Sallie and family from Lane City, moved here last week. He is going to raise rice. The people of Clemville, wish him much success.
Willie Hodges and Miss Mary Shoehouse, and Harley Daughters and Miss Myrtle Hicks, attended church at Bay City, Sunday night.
J. M. Baldwin of Venus, is visiting friends and relatives here.
Miss Maggie Henry and Joe Maynard were Bay City visitors Saturday night.
Last Friday night there was a crowd who went a coon hunting. The girls were Misses Maggie Henry, Mary Shoehouse, Mrs. McIntosh and Neil M. Brown, went with the small boys, but they didn’t have much success, sorry to say.
Myrtle and Mary
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
November 27, 1914
Mr. Henry and family and Mrs. Geo. McIntosh left Wednesday for Sour Lake, where they will run a boarding house.
Miss Minnie Suladie is visiting in Katy, Texas.
Mr. Lee Riley was a Markham visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. Sid Smith and son were Markham visitors last week.
Mr. A. P. Mitchell and family have moved from here.
Mrs. C. C. Linn and Mrs. Jack Maxwell were in Bay City last week.
Mr. Geo. McIntosh was a Bay City visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. Walter Hodges was a Markham visitor Tuesday.
Mr. J. M. Baldwin visited relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges and Mr. Dewey Hodges were Bay City visitors Monday.
Mr. Harley Daughters and Mr. Willie Hodges were Markham visitors Sunday.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 25, 1914
Mrs. Nora Daughters spent a few days in Houston last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Burchfield returned home yesterday from a visit to her folks in La.
Miss Augusta Krebs of Midfield spent a few days with Miss Myrtle last week.
Mrs. Sid Smith spent the day in Markham with her mother Mrs. Maxwell, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Burchfield have a new girl at their home.
Mr. Liddell of Palacios, has been here for several days.
Mr. Jack Maxwell, Mr. W. A. Hicks, Walter and Willie Hodges attended lodge at Markham Saturday night.
Mr. Albert Show and Mr. R. D. Smith were Bay City visitors last week.
Mr. Jim Coil returned home after a month’s visit in Alabama to see his folks.
Mr. White’s mother and father are here visiting him.
Mr. Ed Glover of Humble and Theal and Glenford Magee of Bay City have been here the past week at work on the pipe line.
Mr. Pierce Vandiver while out hunting the other day got frightened at two wolves and ventured to climb a tree, but the wolves proved to be two young calves—a good joke on the hunter.
Mrs. Jack Maxwell spent the day with Mrs. Smith last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Linn were Markham visitors Saturday.
Mr. Jack Maxwell and son, John, were Markham visitors Saturday.
Miss Pearl Lynch has been visiting in Clemville the past week.
Mr. A. C. Means has been on the sick list the past week.
Mrs. Lee Riley is visiting relatives in Lowe City this week.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
January 19, 1915
Mrs. I. B. Butler and children of Humble are visiting relatives at Clemville this week.
Mr. Henry and family and Mrs. McIntosh have returned to Clemville. Every one welcomed them back.
Mr. and Mrs. Fate and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges attended the show Thursday and Friday night, at Bay City.
Mrs. Salley spent a few days in Lane City last week.
Mr. I. A. Hodges of Clemville spent a few days with his sister, Mrs. Maxwell, this week.
Mr. White was a Markham visitor Monday.
Mr. Perryman Moore is visiting the field this week.
Miss Myrtle Hicks and Harley Daughters attended the show at Bay City, Saturday night.
The Clem Oil Co. are thinking of starting a new oil well here and all are in hopes it will boom the fields up some.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
February 19, 1915
Mr. Daughters and Miss Edna Everman were Bay City visitors Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Commier left Wednesday for Corpus Christi after a visit to friends here.
W. A. Hicks and Jessie Hodges, who work on the well near El Campo, visited friends and relatives here Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. Pearl Everman, who has been in the Bay City Hospital for the past three weeks, is now visiting his sisters, Edna and Ada Everman.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges were Bay City visitors Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marks were Bay City visitors Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sid Smith were Markham visitors Wednesday evening.
Mr. R. E. Smith of Bay City, was a Clemville visitor last week.
Mrs. Jack Maxwell and son, John, are visiting her mother at Placedo.
Jack and Arthur Maxwell and Jim Coil are visiting in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. S. E. Hodges is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Riley at Llano City.
Mr. Joe Meynard and Herb. Selph went to El Campo Thursday, if they did have to walk part way back.
Matagorda County News and
Midcoast Farmer, April 9, 1915
Mrs. Lee Riley and children of Lane City are visiting relatives here.
Miss Cochran of Navasota is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Maxwell.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Ryan are visiting here.
C. S. Daughters was a Houston visitor last week.
R. O. Middlebrook and wife were Bay City visitors Monday.
Mr. W. Manning and wife are visiting Mrs. S. Smith.
Mrs. Will Berchfield and children will leave this week for a visit with her mother in Kentucky.
Misses Rosa Bell Maxwell and May Myers of Markham were Clemville visitor last week.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 14, 1915
Mr. Earl Middlebrook of Bay City has been visiting in Clemville for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hodges are Bay City visitors Wednesday.
Mr. C. S. Daughters was a Bay City visitor on Monday.
Miss Willie Brown of Yoakum, Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Middlebrook.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maxwell and Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston were Markham visitors Wednesday night.
Miss Myrtle Hicks has returned from a week's visit to Humble, Texas.
Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer,
June 8, 1915
As time goes by more definite and reliable reports are reaching news concentrating points, and a clearer idea as to the extent of the damage done is obtained.
At Clemville, which is in the Markham oil fields, considerable damage was done, which is estimated upon reliable authority to reach $6000 to derricks and other property and from which point the first report was to the effect that the damage was slight.
C. G. Hamill, one of the largest operators in that field, is authority for the corrected report.
No lives however were lost there.
Matagorda County Tribune, August 27, 1915
Miss Dunn and daughter of Nebraska are visiting in Clemville.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Maxwell of Houston spent a few days with Mr. Maxwell's brother of this place.
Otto Middlebrook and wife were Markham visitors Sunday.
Mrs. Holt of Velasco, after spending a month with her friend, Mrs. Hunter, has returned to her home.
Perryman Moore has returned after spending the holidays in San Antonio.
Miss Kuykendall of McCrosky is visiting in Clemville.
Mrs. C. S. Daughters was a Houston visitor last week; accompanying her home, was her niece, Miss Pearl Daughters, who will visit her indefinitely.
Mrs. Maxwell of Markham Sundayed with her daughters, Mrs. Sid Smith and Mrs. W. Manning.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 21, 1916
The Work of the P. T. A.
The Parent-Teachers Association work is something new for this community, but it is growing in interest and membership. It was first organized in 1923 with Mr. N. W. Terry as president. The work was new and bad weather existed, but in spite of this several interesting meetings were held.
Last year Mrs. Frank Johnson was president and 18 members paid. The association enrolled as a member of the state organization for the first time. They erected four swings and got the lumber on the ground for three see-saws. Several very successful social meetings were held and the people in general began to get acquainted better with the school activities and Parent-Teacher work.
This year Mrs. Guy N. Wynn has been elected president. So far 58 members have paid their dues. They have finished the erection of the see-saws, and last week they got some men of the community to haul some dirt and fill in the holes that this rainy weather had converted into small ponds. Eight big loads were hauled, and we, the pupils, are hoping they will soon haul some more.
The carnival that had been planned by the P. T. A. in connection with the school athletic club which was to have been held on October 30, was again planned for the 11th, but was again rained out.
The association has decided to purchase a Bible for the school. Everyone is enthusiastic and co-operating in the work and where such a spirit exists great things will be done.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry of Crockett arrived Thursday of last week. For the present they will make Clemville their home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Delano are visitors at the N. W. Terry home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hathaway were El Campo visitors Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hobbs of Bay City have moved back to Clemville.
Mr. H. Bankhead, who has been working in Lockhart, returned home Thursday night.
We were all disappointed, but not surprised, when we awoke Wednesday morning to find it raining. All of our plans for the carnival that night were in vain. “But where there is a will there is a way,” and we were all “tuned up” for a grand and glorious time for that night. And we had it! Two of our enthusiastic P. T. A. members, adorned with boots and raincoats, visited all homes in our city; and it was decided that we all bring our candy and pop corn that had been prepared for the carnival and meet at the schoolhouse to see who could have the most fun.
Despite the weather, a large crowd assembled at the schoolhouse that night. After singing for awhile young and old joined in playing some “old-fashioned ring games.” The young people laughed at the old ones and the old ones laughed at the attempts of the young ones to learn the games. So just to sum it up, we had a wonderful time, and are looking forward with pleasure for our next community party.
Mrs. Bill Carr entertained Miss Ethel Duke of Lockhart with a “42” party at her home last Thursday night.
Mr. Ed. Smith and Mr. Hays furnished music for the occasion. Everyone enjoyed the evening immensely.
Miss Ethel Duke, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Buck Hill, for the past few months, returned to her home in Lockhart last week.
Miss Lillie Sparks of Bay City visited friends and relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Larson and family, Miss Ivy B. Savage, Miss Hallie Gibbons, Mr. A. Fahn, and Mrs. Bobbie Morton attended church in Markham Sunday night.
Matagorda County Tribune, November 20, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Lynch and family spent Thanksgiving day in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. George Delano are visiting relatives in Ganado for a few days.
Mr. L. D. Whitley of Bay City visited our community last week.
Mrs. C. D. Salley and children and Mr. Roy Featherton enjoyed a Thanksgiving with Mrs. Salley at Markham.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winston spent Thanksgiving at the home of Mrs. Wheeler at Bay City.
Miss Elsie Larson, who is teaching at New Ulm, spent Thanksgiving holidays at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hobbs and Miss Mattia D. Whitley spent Thanksgiving holidays at home.
We were all glad to have Rev. Phillips of Blessing to preach for us Sunday night. His sermon was very helpful and from all indications was enjoyed immensely. We hope he will soon be with us again. The presence of several Markham people was also greatly appreciated and we extend to them a cordial invitation to come again.
The How to Speak Club gave a party at the school house Friday night, the 20th. All of the young people of the community were present and enjoyed playing all kinds of games until our watches reminded us that midnight was approaching. We adjourned wondering how time can slip by so fast and planning for our next party to be in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Evans and Miss Bertha Wynn of Bloomington spent Thanksgiving at the home of Guy N. Wynn and family.
Mrs. Wyatt, Mr. Jesse Wyatt and Misses Fay Wyatt, Carrie Larson and Leddie Chrisoffersen went to Gulf Sunday afternoon to get Mr. Buster Wyatt who is sick.
Miss Emma Larson and one of her friends took Miss Elsie Larson to New Ulm and returned Sunday night.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 4, 1925
Mrs. F. M. Thompson has been in Palacios for the past ten years at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Stewart. Mrs. Stewart has been dangerously ill for the past few days, but is much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Robstown and Alice, visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. N. W. Terry had as guests the past week-end Mr. G. M. Reynolds and Mr. Kaiser of Houston. They enjoyed two days hunting and the guests returned to Houston with "game in the bag."
Miss Merrimac Johnson was on the sick list for a few days this week.
Evelyn and Charlene Hooper and Bob Walter Wakefield of Bay City, were visitors at Sunday School the past Sunday.
Freda Johnson spent the day Sunday with Ruth Burkett.
Bill Sherrer, while playing baseball at school Wednesday had the misfortune to stick a large splinter through his foot, it was so deep that a knife was needed to remove it, so he was sent immediately to obtain medical aid.
The ball games last week were as follows: Tuesday, Gulf and Markham at Gulf; Friday, Gulf and Markham at Bay City. The first game was a victory for the Gulf team, score 27-25; but Friday night Markham brought home the bacon in a fast one, score 37-31. At the end of the game the score was a tie, but an added five minutes of play ended with a different result.
School children and teachers are busy practicing for the Christmas entertainments. The first entertainment will be given Thursday night, Dec. 22. This will be for the primary and intermediate children and is entitled "The Christmas Toy Shop." The entertainment includes twenty-six musical numbers. On Friday, Dec. 23, a one act play entitled, "The Clarksville Choir's Christmas Carols," will be presented. The community Christmas tree will occupy a part of the program on this date.
Miss Irma Kilpatrick spent the week-end with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Hiltpold spent the Thanksgiving holidays in New Baden, Texas, visiting kinsfolk and friends. Dolly and Edward accompanied them and report an enjoyable trip.
The ladies attending the 4-H Club demonstration at Uland's Thursday afternoon were Mrs. R. L. Hamill, Mrs. N. W. Terry, Mrs. Plez Harvey, Mrs. Burt Russell and Mrs. E. S. Smith.
Clarksville Choir's Christmas Carols
A one act play under the direction of Miss Nelle Harris will be
presented at the Clemville schoolhouse, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p. m.
The A honor roll for November is as follows: Harold Barton Johnson, Dolly Hiltpold, Erlene Hawkins, B. J. Sparks, Dorothy Harvey, Arthuryn Sparks, Arlene Glover, Effie Pearl Hawkins, Floyd Ree, Durward Wells, Edward Hiltpold, Freda Johnson and Clayton Teats.
Miss Green was out of school Friday of last week suffering from a light case of flu. Mrs. D. M. Green of Palacios, substituted for her.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Daughters had as their guests for Sunday dinner, Dec. 4 Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wheeler and daughter, Elaine of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry and family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hathaway and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Johnson and family.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 15, 1932
Mr. and Mrs. George Hathaway spent several days in Houston the past week. Mrs. Hathaway was under medical treatment. They spent Saturday and Sunday in Clemville but returned to Houston Monday for several days stay.
Miss Irma Kilpatrick spent the week-end at home.
Many adults and school children viewed the whale, and sea elephant on display at Bay City. The school bus took fifteen school children in Sunday afternoon.
A disastrous fire swept away the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wyatt on Wednesday night, Jan. 5. Early in the evening the cook stove fell off some blocks which it had temporarily been set on and spilled ashes and coals on the floor. In sweeping up the ashes a tiny live coal must have slipped unnoticed under some object. About an hour later, Mr. Wyatt who was alone reading in the next room discovered the fire. Futile efforts were made to extinguish it. Only one mattress was carried from the fire. The family was preparing to move to their farm west of Blessing and had that day taken a small load of furniture out. Mrs. Wyatt was at the farm when the fire occurred.
Mrs. Clyde Farthing and Mrs. Fred Thompson were joint hostesses on Wednesday, Jan. 11, honoring Mesdames J. E. and W. Wyatt with a miscellaneous shower. After several games the many gifts were brought in. Later refreshments of Bavarian cream and cake were served to the thirty guests present.
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Gaston were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson Wednesday evening.
Miss Dorothea Green spent Monday night in Palacios.
Mrs. Fred M. Thompson and Giovanna spent the past week-end in Palacios.
Misses Harris, Green and Helander attended county institute in Bay City the past Saturday.
Mr. Fred M. Thompson and Mr. N. W. Terry made a business trip to Austin the past week-end.
Mr. George Reynolds and two friends of Houston spent Sunday as guests of N. W. Terry. They spent the day hunting and report a nice kill.
Mr. Jay C. Hevener and son, George, of Boling, spent Saturday afternoon hunting with Harry Cowger.
On Friday afternoon, Jan. 6, seventeen of the school children were taken to Bay City to attend a clinic. The children were examined for tonsils, adenoids and teeth. Necessary extractions were made at the time and tonsil operations are pending.
We take this means of thanking Doctors Heiman and Livengood who spent their time and efforts to hold the clinic. We also wish to express our appreciation to Mrs. Patricia Martyn for her work.
Miss Nelle Harris has been elected as Epworth League leader for the next three months. So few are going to league that it is very difficult to render a program, so lets all come to league promptly at 7 p. m. and cooperate with our leader in making our league more interesting and helpful.
Matagorda County Tribune, January 19, 1933
Miss Nellie Harris had as her guest in Clemville and Bay City for the past week Rankin Kennedy, Jr. of Taylor and Milton Breiger of Bastrop. They drove home Sunday night.
N. W. Terry made a business trip to Austin Thursday and Friday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Salley and sons were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hathaway, Sunday.
Little Giovanna Thompson has been on the sick list for the past few days. She and Mrs. Thompson have been in Palacios at the home of Mrs. Thompson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stewart.
Mr. Ed Reed and family were Boling visitors Sunday.
Mr. Bob Reed and family spent Sunday in Van Vleck visiting friends and relatives.
Miss Helander spent the past weekend with Miss Harris in Bay City.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sparks and family motored to Pierce Junction, Monday, immediately after receiving a message that Mrs. Spark's brother-in-law, John Sandes had been fatally injured.
Mrs. Priestly is making an extended visit in the home of her son, Mr. Clyde Farthing.
The students having the highest average at mid-term are as follows:
The ball team is anticipating some lovely games in Palacios Friday night and Saturday. The tournament begins at 7:30 Friday night and continues through Saturday.
Reverend Gaston will fill his regular fifth Sunday appointment here on Sunday night. Remember League at seven o'clock and the church services at 7 o'clock.
Dellie, Ruth and Herman Burkett underwent tonsil operations Friday of last week. This was follow-up work of the recent health examination carried on through the county health department. These operations are only a few of the many corrections made since the examinations so we can say that we have wonderful co-operation between school and parents. Parents, let's strive to make these corrections 100 per cent.
The Epworth League and church program for Sunday night is as follows:
N. W. Stewart of Palacios was a Clemville visitor Sunday. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Thompson were guests at the Terry home for dinner.
Miss Dorothy Green spent the past week-end in Houston shopping and visiting relatives.
Matagorda County Tribune, January 26, 1933
Mrs. George Hathaway will spend the week in Houston where she is undergoing a sinus operation at the ear, eye, nose and throat hospital. She is reported doing nicely.
The home of Mrs. Ada Johnson was the scene of a delightful surprise party on the night of February 21st, honoring her son and daughter, Totsy and Ima Kilpatrick. After an evening of stunts and games, delicious refreshments of ice cream and cake were served to about twenty-five guests.
Mrs. N. W. Terry and Mrs. George Hathaway were joint hostesses at a shower given at the home of Mrs. Fred Thompson last Wednesday afternoon honoring Mrs. Gaston of Markham. At the close of the afternoon refreshments consisting of delicious sandwiches, chocolate and cakes were served to those present.
Misses Helander and Green spent the week-end with their parents in Palacios.
Miss Harris spent Saturday in Houston.
Despite the rain and cold keeping them inside the school house at recess the children seem to appreciate the seesaws, trapezes and rings that have been erected for them on the playground.
The Epworth League meets promptly at 7:00 o'clock each Sunday evening. Members are urged to be present and bring some one else next Sunday.
Miss Marimae Johnson spent the week-end with Miss Green in Palacios.
Mrs. N. W. Terry left Tuesday for a several days stay in Houston.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 2, 1933
"Fool's Holiday" A Success
The three act comedy-romance "Fool's Holiday," directed by Nelle Harris, attracted quite a crowd together with several visitors from nearby towns on May 2 when the Clemville High School group made their bow to the public. The well-selected cast showed that they knew a thing or two about acting and the audience regretted to see the curtain fall on the last act. The cast was as follows:
Jed Bradley, Arkansas fruit farmer, Dalton Lynch.
Tom, his son, Glenn Sparks.
Clark Masters, friend of Tom's, Harry Cowger.
Tony Drew, hired hand, Totsy Kilpatrick.
Mrs. Bradley, the family drudge, Mrs. Fred _____
Thelma Bradley, Dorothea Green.
Bennie Be___, Marimae Johnson.
Myra Haviland?, the berry picker, Nelle Harris.
Grandma _____, Mamie Lee Sherrer.
Misses Helander, Green and Harris were visitors in Freeport Sunday, going over to attend the regatta.
The seniors and juniors of the Markham school whose homes are in Clemville were royally entertained by the Clemville faculty with a formal banquet, May 6 at 8 o'clock. At the appointed hour, the guests assembled at the schoolhouse where one of the classrooms was converted into a banquet hall of rustic beauty with the aid of Spanish moss, crepe paper, balloons, and hot house flowers.
The dinner table laid for twenty with gleaming tapers, pink glassware and flowers was a beautiful sight to the happy seniors when the toastmaster, Mr. Fred Thompson, asked them to find their places at the table.
A four-course dinner composed of fruit cocktail, tomato salad, chicken in pattie shells, new potatoes, string beans, buttered beets, rolls, iced tea, cake and ice cream were served to the following guests:
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Ulland,
Rev. and Mrs. Carroll Rae of Palacios,
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry,
Mr. Bob Reid,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson,
Miss Dorothea Green,
Miss Nelle Harris,
Miss Mildred Helander,
Glenn Sparks and
Throughout the dinner the following program rendered:
Greetings to the seniors, Laura Larson.
Response, Harry Cowger.
Song, Frank, Jr., Johnson.
Tap dance, La Fawn Johnson and Jerrimae Brazil.
Talk, Rev. Carroll B. Rae.
Song, Miss Hleander and Harris.
Serpentine and confetti helped to make the evening a hilarious one for the seniors.
"What's the Matter With Sally?" an operetta, directed by Miss Helander, will be presented at the Clemville schoolhouse, May 15 at 8 o'clock. A small admission fee will be charged.
The Clemville High School players, under the direction of Nelle Harris, will present their play "Fool's Holiday" at the Blessing Community House, Wednesday, May 17 at 8 o'clock. A small admission fee of 5 and 15c will be charged, the proceeds going to the county health fund. The public is cordially invited to attend. Don't fail to see "Fool's Holiday."
Little Giovanna Thompson spent the week-end with her grandparents in Palacios.
Little Miss Mary Svelady of Houston is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. George Hathaway.
Among those attending the regatta Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. George Hathaway, Mrs. C. S. Daughters, Mrs. Murphy, Marimae Johnson, Harry Cowger, Mr. and Mrs. John Fella and family.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Gaston and "Little Billie" attended church in Clemville Sunday evening.
Among those attending the play in Markham last Friday night were Messrs. and Mesdames Fred Thompson, Sam Johnson, Doyle Kilpatrick, Wilford Sparks, Rex Teat, O. A. Ulland, John Fella, Mamie Lee Sherrer, Totsy Kilpatrick, Miss Nelle Harris, Mrs. Murphy, Glenn Sparks, Maxie Mellville, Mrs. W. Draughn, LaFawn Johnson, Marimae Johnson, Freda Johnson and Mrs. Plez. Harvey and family.
Miss Gladys Harper, who had been teaching in
Francitas for the past year, is visiting Miss Helander.
The Matagorda County Tribune, May 11, 1933
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Daughters and son, Harley Lewis of Eagle Pass, spent Thanksgiving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Daughters. They returned to Eagle Pass Monday.
Albert Townsend who has been stationed in the reforestation camp at Oakhurst, Texas, spent the holidays with his mother in Clemville.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hickey have moved in to the Lynch cottage opposite the store.
Harry Cowger spent the holidays at home. He returned to Austin Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Thompson. Mr. Thompson and Harry are both attending Texas University.
Misses Helander and Green spent Thanksgiving holidays in Houston with friends and relatives.
Leroy Lynch who is attending school in Houston was home Thursday of last week.
The Rex Teat and Glover families spent Thursday in Carancahua Bay.
George "Buddie" Sherrer spent Thursday at home. He returned to his work at Freer Thursday night.
Mr. Eugene Harvey and family o f Palacios spent Saturday and Sunday in the Plez Harvey home. They were accompanied home by Miss Anna Laurie Snell who has spent several weeks in her uncle's home here.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Mack of Franklin, Texas, visited in the home of Mr. Mack's sister, Mrs. U. Hiltpold and family the past weekend. Miss Selma Hiltpold returned home with them after several weeks visit at Franklin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Hathaway had as guests for Thanksgiving Mr. and Mrs. Salley and family, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Hevener of Boling.
There will be a pie supper and forty-two party at the school house Friday night. A short program will be rendered by the school children. The event is for benefit of the church.
Mrs. Lucy Harvey of Collegeport, visited in the Plez Harvey home Saturday.
Mrs. Lindy Gee left Clemville last week to make her home at Pierce Junction.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Jones and children spent the past week-end at Louise with relatives.
Mr. Claud Hickey has returned to Houma, La., where he is employed by the Texas Company. He has spent several weeks at home as a result of an injury.
Mrs. Naomi Ryberg and children of El Campo visited in Clemville the past week.
A large number attended church Sunday and also the special Thanksgiving service on Thursday night. Let's keep up the good work.
Friday night, Dec. 29 is the date announced for the school Christmas program. There will be a play of one hour, "Christmas Eve in Fairyland," together with many musical numbers.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 7, 1933
The benefit event of last Friday night was very successful financially as well as socially. There was a short program after which forty-two was enjoyed by the older crowd. The children and young people were amused with various games. The crowning event of the evening was the raffling off of a large fruit cake. Mr. Vic Burchfield held the lucky number. The proceeds were given to the church, a total sum over fifteen dollars.
Miss Edith Posey and Mr. Harry Mallard were married on Saturday of last week. Monday night a crowd gathered bent on hilarity. The young couple was spirited to Markham where a barn dance was enjoyed in the clubhouse. The young people report that the refreshments certainly touched the spot. Goodboy, Harry.
Miss Dorotha Green was called to Houston Sunday to be at the bedside of her brother who was accidentally injured Saturday night. Miss Green reports that he is not seriously injured and will be out of the hospital in a few days.
Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Black were guests in the R. L. Hamill home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Daughters and Mr. Sam Johnson spent Sunday in Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ward and family were Houston visitors Sunday.
In last week's news the Christmas program of the school was erroneously reported for December 29. The correct date is December 22. The school will present a play "Christmas Eve in Fairyland" and other musical numbers at 7:45 p. m.
Word was received from La Port, Ind., this week that Miss Marimae Johnson was married there Thanksgiving Day. Miss Johnson made her home in Clemville for a year with her parents. She returned to their old home in September where she has been visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Mrs. Doyle Kilpatrick and Miss Ima Kilpatrick attended the County Federation at Blessing Saturday.
Mr. N. W. Terry has been ill several days the past week. He is improved now and able to be at work.
Clyde Everett Farthing has suffered an attack of neuritis the past week and missed several days in school. He will undergo a tonsil operation during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mallard will make their home in Clemville. We wish to extend heartfelt congratulations to the young couple and welcome them to our community.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 13, 1933
The Clemville Women's Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Berta Sparks Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22.
Before the meeting was opened, we all had a very neighborly chat and we firmly resolved to talk about every member that doesn't come from now on. So members, you had better attend! You know how we can talk!
The meeting was called to order. The roll call was answered by ten members and no visitors. Mrs. Draughn made a final decision to be our pantry demonstrator.
Motions were in order to pass a rule on who should use the club canning equipment. Any club member who is absent three times in succession becomes a non-member and is not entitled to the use of the club equipment.
Our parliamentarian was absent so we corrected each other and everyone was good humored about it.
We filled in a little more of our year books.
Next our president had some articles read aloud on the color harmony and dyeing of rug materials. Then we adjourned to the kitchen to due. The result was pleasing and we are expecting to see some lovely rugs in Clemville by autumn.
Business over we adjourned to meet March 8 at the home of Mrs. Alvin Sparks. Mrs. Sides will be with us. Everyone come.
Matagorda County Tribune, March 8, 1934
Mr. and Mrs. H. McDaniel and son spent the Thanksgiving holidays in North Texas visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Haggard of Orange spent the week end with Mrs. Jimmie Haggard.
Mrs. Hattie Draughn returned home Monday after a visit with her sister in Yoakum.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hathaway were visitors in Wharton Sunday.
Mrs. C. A. Farthing and Mrs. H. S. Townsend were visitors in Houston Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mrs. N. W. Terry, Harry Cowger, and Clyde Everett Farthing attended the funeral of M. C. Vogelsang, Jr., in Bay City Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Leah Wages of Terrell is here visiting her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jordan.
Lawrence Tippen spent the week end in Wharton with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger and family and Mrs. Joe Waldrop visited Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Schulte and daughter in Blessing Sunday.
Mrs. C. A. Farthing, Mrs. H. S. Townsend and Mrs. C. E. Farthing and children visited Mr. Harry Mallard and family in West Columbia Monday.
Mr. Andrew Rasmussen left Monday for the Army.
Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry on Thanksgiving day were: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton and son Eugene, Mr. C. D. Salley, Alger Little Salley of Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry, Mrs. Joe Waldrop and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger and children.
Mr. L. B. Keiner of Houston was a visitor in the Terry and Cowger homes Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ward have returned to Clemville to make their home.
Mr. Elec Hiltpold, who attends A. & M. spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hiltpold.
Mrs. Andrew Rasmussen is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dugat in Freeport a few days. When she returns, she will make Markham her home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Shearer of Bay City spent Tuesday here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Maude Shearer.
Mr. W. K. Delk returned to his home in Manvel after a visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates.
Mrs. Frank Johnson left Wednesday for Jacksboro. She received word Tuesday night of the death of her mother, who resided there.
Daily Tribune, December 3, 1942
Mrs. C. D. Salley and son, C. D., Jr. of Wharton visited relatives here Friday.
Mrs. G. Cleveland and daughter Mrs. Wiggins and Mrs. __ Dorris and children of Edna visited Mrs. H. S. Townsend and Guy, Sunday.
Mrs. Jimmy Haggard entertained Sunday with an unusual outing of horseback riding, wild horse riding, picnic and games. Among those enjoying her hospitality were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates, Messrs. C. A. Farthing and Dolf Harvey of Clemville, Misses Zula Worden, Marie Edvail, Norma Lightfoot and Dorothy Richardson of Camp Hulen, also Sgt. Jack Douglass, Jr. , Sgt. Eugene Kapcia, Sgt. Nicholas Pionatalli, Sgt. Willie Swick, Sgt. Clinton M. Cox, Sgt. T. G. McCrosky and Sgt. Charles Loyd, and Mrs. Loyd all of Camp Hulen.
Mrs. Hattie Mrs. Hattie Draughn and Mrs. Tom LaBeff left Monday for a visit in San Antonio.
Joe Martin and Alger Salley of Wharton spent Saturday and Sunday here visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Oliver have moved to Houston.
Mr. A. W. Ryberg left Wednesday for his home in ___ Texas.
Mr. Leslie Stripling left __day for San Antonio on business.
Daily Tribune, December 10, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte of Blessing and Mr. Joe Waldrop and daughter, Louise of Palacios visited Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dowger and family Sunday. Mrs. Waldrop returned home with them after having spent three weeks here.
Mrs. Leroy Lynch and Mrs. Wiley Cottongame spent the week end in West Columbia visiting relatives.
Lawrence Tippen of Bay City spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry.
Daily Tribune, December 14, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mallard and family of West Columbia visited friends here Friday.
Mr. Wayne Burton and son, Eugene, spent Thursday here visiting relatives.
Mrs. C. E. Farthing honored her husband, Mr. C. E. Farthing Wednesday night with a forty-two party. The occasion being his birthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Cottongame, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Farthing, Messrs. Bill Gainer, Dolf Harvey, Hans Hiltpold, Tom LaBeff and Roy Sparks, Miss Betty Stripling, Mrs. Jimmy Hagard and Mrs. C. A. Farthing.
Mrs. Jimmy Haggard visited Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mallard of West Columbia Tuesday.
Mrs. Archie Haggard of Norfolk, Virginia, visited Mrs. Jimmy Haggard Monday.
Misses Gerald and Patsy McDaniel of El Campo and Mrs.. Alfred Hanson and children of Markham spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. H. McDaniel.
Mrs. Glenn Sparks spent Sunday and Monday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Price of Bay City.
Mr. Joe Delk of Laredo is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates and daughter.
Daily Tribune, December 17, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Harrison and son of Bay City spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Sparks.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davenport, and family of Blessing visited Mrs. Maude Frinze Sunday.
Mrs. Leslie Sparks came home from the Matagorda County Hospital Saturday and is getting along fine.
Mr. Lawrence Tippen went to Houston Sunday afternoon to visit his sister and to see about his job with the Shell Oil Co.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fella, had as their Sunday afternoon dinner guests the following: Mr. and Mrs. Vos McCrosky and children of Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Osborne of Bay City, Chief Pharmacist Mate Church Williams and Mrs. Williams of Orange and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Farthing and children.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Farthing and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Fella and son, Chief Pharmacist Mate and Mrs. Richardson Rasmussen and Gary, Bos'n Mate and Mrs. Church Williams were Saturday night supper guests of the John Fella's.
Mrs. K. B. Farthing spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bond of Bay City.
Mrs. Bill Steinmeyer and daughter and Mrs. Cyril Shivers and son of Bay City visited Mrs. L. D. Whitley Tuesday.
Mrs. Rosa Lynch of Bay City visited Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lynch Tuesday.
Daily Tribune, May 24, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sherrer and family of Edna visited Fred's mother, Mrs. Maude Freinze, on Thursday and Friday.
Master Richard Mallard of Van Vleck spent the weekend with Everett and Tommy Farthing.
Mrs. Doe Underwood and her daughter, Sue, of San Antonio are visiting their grandmother, Mrs. G. P. Hathaway.
Mr. and Mrs. Herter and Mr. and Mrs. Cowger were El Campo visitors Tuesday morning.
Mr. Claude Hamill of Houston visited Mrs. G. P. Hathaway on Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Richie Roecker and Mr. C. D. Salley, Jr., of Markham were business visitors in Palacios Tuesday morning.
Mr. J. Rasmussen, Mrs. John Fella, and Mrs. C. E. Farthing visited Mrs. Andrew Rasmussen in the El Campo hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Daily Tribune, May 31, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hiltpold and son were Bay City visitors Wed.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom LaBeff were El Campo visitors Wednesday.
Mr. Frank Johnson, Jr., of Markham was a visitor here on Thursday.
Mrs. A. J. Hebert and children of Blessing visited Mrs. L. W. Whitley and Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schultz, visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates and family Thursday night.
Mrs. Harry Mallard and children of Van Vleck, visited Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Sparks and Mrs. C. E. Farthing Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Shivers and sons of Bay City visited Mrs. Whitey Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Harvey and children of El Campo visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates and family Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Richie Roecker and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bunton and son of Wharton Saturday night. Their little daughter who has been visiting her aunt the past week returned home with them.
Mr. S. P. Charlie visited his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Cornett over the weekend and Mrs. Charlie and Flora, who has been the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Cornett the past few weeks, returned to their home in Huntsville with Mr. Charlie Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henderson and children met Mr. and Mrs. Norris Loon of El Campo visited Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Hester on Sunday.
The W. S. C. S. met last Thursday at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Massoletta. The lesson was "Jesus and God's Fatherhood" and "Jesus and Man's Sonship." Mrs. J. E. Cornett resigned her presidentship and Mrs. A. B. Sparks was elected to take her place. Among the ladies present were Mrs. N. W. Terry, Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mrs. C. D. Salley Sr., Mrs. Richie Roecker, Mrs. J. E. Cornett, Mrs. A. B. Sparks, Mrs. J. L. Sparks, Mrs. J. E. Jordan, Mrs. C. E. Farthing, Mrs. Bob Fitzgerald, Mrs. Leroy Lynch, Mrs. Branch Williams and the hostess, Mrs. Massoletta. The next meeting was decided to be at the home of Mrs. Cornett with Mrs. Jordan as the co-hostess.
Mrs. Massoletta served delicious home made ice cream and coconut cake to the ladies and the meeting was adjourned.
A stork shower honoring Mrs. Lanier Hester was given at the home of Mrs. Harry Cowger on Friday afternoon. Many lovely gifts were received after which home made ice cream, and cookies were served to the following: Mrs. Rex Teat Sr., and Mrs. Rex Teat Jr., Mrs. A. B. Sparks, Mrs. J. L. Sparks, Mrs. Glen Sparks, Mrs. Bill Massoletta, Mrs. Bill Taylor, Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mrs. C. D. Salley Sr., Mrs. Leroy Lynch, Mrs. Elmer Cornett, Mrs. S. P. Charlie, Miss Flora Farthing, Mrs. Clyde Hickey, Mrs. J. V. Fella, Mrs. John Glover, Mrs. Branch Williams, Mrs. Alfred Hanson and Mrs. Buckley of Markham, Mrs. Elmer Jordan, Mrs. Stampley, Mrs. N. W. Terry.
Daily Tribune, September 12, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sherrer of Edna, visited Fred's Mother, Mrs. Maude Frieze Tuesday.
Mr. Lawrence A. Tippen, returned to Chipley, Florida, this weekend after spending his two week's vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry.
Mrs. Lanier Hester, and little daughter, came home from the El Campo Hospital Friday morning. They are getting along fine. Mr. Hester is indeed a proud "poppa" and he should be for she is a fine baby.
Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr., and children of Markham visited relatives here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bunton and son and Mr. and Mrs. Monte Carmichael and children of Wharton were supper guests of Mrs. C. D. Salley, Sr., Sunday evening.
Mrs. Maude Freize visited her daughter, Mrs. Jim Davenport of Blessing at the Matagorda General Hospital Sunday.
Mrs. Ross Lynch of Bay City visited her son, Mr. Leroy Lynch and family Thursday.
Mrs. A. J. Hebert and children of Blessing, Mrs. Ray of El Campo and Mrs. Roy of Hull visited Mrs. L. D. Whitley Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert and children of Blessing, Mr. and Mrs. Richie Roecker and son, Mrs. C. D. Salley, Sr. and son, Everett, Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger and children were guests of a oyster supper given by Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry and son Lawrence Wednesday evening.
Mary Evelyn Reed of Markham visited Pauline Sparks Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Burkett and son of Lake Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Autry and son, of Freeport, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Harvey and children and Mrs. Emma Fowler of El Campo were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gates and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Richie Roecker and children visited relatives in Glen Flora Monday evening.
Mrs. Alvan Sparks, Mrs. C. E. Farthing, Mrs. Bill Massolletta, Mrs. G. P. Hathaway, Mrs. C. D. Salley, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cornett, attended the all day services at the Methodist Church in Markham Sunday.
Budger and Johnnie Cornett, spent the weekend with their Dad, Mr. Elmer Cornett and wife.
Daily Tribune, October 4, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. "Bat" Sherrer, and daughter, Dorothey, of Blessing and Mrs. Maude Freize, visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tucker in Yoakum, Friday.
Mrs. L. D. Whitley, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Bill Steinmeyer and family, of Bay City.
Mr. Ray and B. J. Sparks, of Huntsville, Mr. Algar Little Salley, and Mr. Burkley Moyes, of Norman, Okla., and Mr. Lawrence A. Tippen, of Angleton, spent the weekend here with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Charlie, and daughters, of Conroe and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mallory, and Mr. Cornett of El Campo, visited Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cornett and son, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jordan, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Coffman, of Angleton, left Sunday for Ft. Worth to be at the bedside of Mrs. Coffman's and Mrs. Jordon's brother, who is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Massolletta, and children, visited Mrs. Massoletta's parents in El Campo, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sparks and children, visited relatives in Bay City Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Salley, of El Campo, visited Mrs. C. D. Salley, Sr. Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton La Beff, and daughter, of Old Ocean, visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom La Beff Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lynch and son, visited relatives in Ganado, Sunday.
Mr. Bert Logan, and Mr. B. B. Rhodes, of Blessing, and Mrs. Harry Cowger, attended the ball game in Houston Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton and son, of Wharton, visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert and children, visited Mr. and Mrs. Bill Steinmeyer of Bay City Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sherrer, of Bay City and Mrs. Maude Freize, visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tucker of Yoakum, Monday.
Mrs. Mary Freize, of Bay City, visited her children, May Evelyn and Billie Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stephens and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Sr. of Markham Sunday.
Mrs. Minnie Wyatt, and a friend, Mr. Johnson, of Houston, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hickey and children.
Mrs. Luhn, of El Campo, brought Mrs. Lanier Hester and baby, home Tuesday, from the hospital, where the baby had been confined the past few days. We are so glad she is able to be home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burton, and son, of Wharton, and the three Cox boys were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richie Roecker, Tuesday evening.
Matagorda County News, April 10, 1947
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