Palacios Hotel Arrivals


Palacios Beacon, August 11, 1911

The following are Hotel Palacios arrivals:

Friday evening
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Tory
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dimeline, San Antonio
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Binghurst and son, Houston
Mrs. R. C. Flick, Cuero
Miss Emilie Clarkson, Houston
Miss Annie Penny, Houston
Mrs. Fred G. Burnett, McKinney



Sunday evening
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Giddings, Ganado
Mrs. Geo. Gogenworth and daughter, Columbus
Mrs. D. A. Giesher, Temple

Monday evening
Dr. H. Beauchamp, Dallas
A. H. Boyson, Houston
Mrs. W. F. Doggett, Wharton
Mrs. Chas. Belton, Wharton
Mrs. G. J. Moore, Wharton
Wednesday evening
Mrs. O. F. Holcomb, Houston
Miss R. Gibson, Angleton
Miss Thrash, Dallas
Master Edward Smith, Angleton
Mrs. W. E. Everts, Houston
J. L. Myers, Houston
N. R. Heath, Wichita Falls
D. B. Garrett, Cuero
Mrs. Beulah Cates, Ft. Worth
Rev. S. J. Reid, Belfast, Ireland
Miss Bessie Findley, Hubbard
Miss Bertha Findley, Hubbard
Miss Loula Mae Whitcheard, Dallas


Palacios Beacon August 1, 1913


J. W. Burson and family, Eagle Lake

C. M. Womacle and wife, Eagle Lake

G. A. Cavallin, LaWard

Mrs. W. P. Schwind and Miss Helen, Francitas

J. R. Beck, Houston

C. L. Lunkerly, Houston

J. W. Brown, Houston

F. G. Lott, Houston

J. F. James, Houston

Miss Genevive Powers, Victoria

Mrs. James Norden, Victoria

C. Emmett, Victoria

Miss Dora C. Powers, Victoria

Mrs. R. H. Welder, Victoria

Miss Maggie Jones, Victoria

Master J. V. Carroll, Victoria

Master Warden Lowry, Victoria

Mrs. S. E. Barclay, Dallas

W. E. Dook, Winston, N. C.

C. M. Weekley, McGregor

F. M. Moore, Uvalde

L. Worrell, Chicago

Wm. [William] F. Wylde, Dallas

R. G. Martin, Los Angeles. Cal.

R. R. Lewis and wife, Bay City

R. G. Lamkin, Parsons, Kans.




Palacios Beacon August 1, 1913


H. B. Broughton, Loff, Tex.

J. M. Broughton, Loff, Tex.

O. W. Clark, Temple

Chas. L. Bretton, Rockdale

B. N. McBurnett and wife, Rockdale

J. H. Walker, Rockdale

Geo. [George] C. Davis, Galveston

M. C. Vaughn wife and son, Kiowa, Okla.

R. W. Vaughan wife and children, Kiowa, Okla.

Mrs. G. H. Hancock, Kiowa, Okla.


Palacios Beacon August 1, 1913


W. G. McDonald, El Campo

Frank Soreman and family, Holland, Tex.

U. P. Melton, Cuero

G. P. Box, Cuero

Scott Williams, Kingsville

R. S. Kingham, Francitas

Ira A. Resslar, Francitas

J. L. Chapman, Garwood

At The Luther . . .
Palacios Beacon, January 24, 1946

Among the visitors at the Luther Hotel Courts the past week were the following:


Capt. and Mrs. David W. Needler, Evanston, Ill.
Lt. and Mrs. Robert Holler, Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. L. W. Schultz, Edinburg, Texas
Mrs. Harry Hisle, Columbus, Kans.
Mrs. W. J. Larmar, Columbus, Kans.
Mrs. Lilah Nicholson, Columbus, Kans.
Mrs. Blanche Gaither, Columbus, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Sipe and family, New Castle, Ind.
General and Mrs. E. A. Reyneir and family, Falls Church, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Jones, Kansas City, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rich and party, Beloit, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude T. Bennett, Kokomo, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Anson Letman, Johnstown, N. W.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Tyler, Elkhart, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Tyler, Mishaevoka, Ind.
L. E. Lamere, Ludlow, Vt.
Monroe Schroeder, Bishop, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. M'Leod, Shawnee, Kans.
Claude Pate, Kansas City, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Peniwith, Springfield, Ill.



At The Luther . . .
Palacios Beacon, January 31, 1946

Guests at the Luther the past week:

Lt. and Mrs. Vernon Miller, Pasadena, Texas

B. C. Cardwell, Houston

C. H. Haley, Houston

Fred Miller and son, Houston

M. S. Kerby, Houston

Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson, Austin

Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Muler, Austin

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wheeler, Houston

Frank Conwell, Port Neches

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Gray, Houston

Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Valdez, Carrollton, Texas

W. O. McGuffey, Austin

Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker, Tyler

Thomas M. Meaders, Dallas

Capt. Arthur P. Stouerwald, Dallas

Capt. F. B. Vernon, Dallas

Col. W. C. Torrance, Waco

Judge R. B. Stanford, Waco

Col. G. J. Barron, Waco

Mr. and Mrs. King and party, Great Bend, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gray, Oak Park, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Webb, La Feria

Mrs. H. D. Mills, Littleton, N. H.

N. Dearbone, Littleton, N. H.

A. J. Bonnon, Houston

Hector McDonald, Houston

Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Mangum and family, Houston

L. E. Hutchinson, Houston

At The Luther . . .

Palacios Beacon, February 7, 1946


R. W. Merchant, Houston

B. C. Cordwell, Houston

Mr. Haley, Houston

C. C. Zimmerman, Houston

Ralph Clark, Houston

H. E. Anderson, Houston

M. E. Hylton, Dallas

Carl E. Davis, Friendswood, Texas

Lt. Col. and Mrs. E. A. Olson, Dallas

Lt. and Mrs. W. J. Raddatz, Corpus Christi

E. D. Ratliff, San Antonio

D. H. Hamilton and family, Victoria

Wm. E. Myers, Dallas

C. J. Huston, Dallas

Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Stovel and party, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hall, Almena, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trader, Corpus Christi

W. O. Coles, Houston

Capt. F. A. De Larm, Camp Howze, Texas



At The Luther

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1946


Among the guests at the Luther this week were:

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gillig, Seabright, N. J.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Schneiderman, Columbus, Ohio

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kingsley, Jetmore, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Shloff, Jetmore, Kans.

Vernon J. Giss, Chicago, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Pawhuska, Okla.

Mrs. Goldie, Pawhuska, Okla.

Mrs. Jones, Pawhuska, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Elliott, Knob Noster, Mo.

Betty Elliott, Knob Noster, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Soulta, Knob Noster, Mo.

Mr. E. C. Peroyla, Natchez, Miss.

Bart Fulton, Natchez, Miss.

F. D. Royer, Houston

E. M. DeBokery, Houston

R. P. Meineke, Houston

A. H. Young, Houston

D. Houston, Houston

John L. Chambers, Dallas

Ray Lackland, Dallas

L. M. Burnett, Dallas

Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Morgan, San Antonio

Miss Ada Mae Morgan, San Antonio

Mrs. Jo Redforn, Galveston

Frank Conwell, Port Neches, Texas

Wm. Hayden, Port Neches, Texas

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hairgrove, Beaumont, Texas


At The Luther

Palacios Beacon, March 7, 1946


Among the guests at the Luther this week were:

Glen DeLong and A. F. Mercer, Kokomo, Ind.
Capt. and Mrs. J. B. Hamlin, Savannah, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McIran, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mrs. A. J. Harris, San Diego, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Paddock, Columbus, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Wilhelm, Columbus, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doll, Omaha, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Miller, Shreveport, La.
Christ G. Riefler, Dallas
James Dunlop, Galveston, Tex.
Mack Hester, Galveston, Tex.
Will Kingston, Galveston, Tex.
Robert Tipps, Wichita Falls, Tex.
L. R. Shankle, Victoria, Texas
Harold Pugh, Las Fresnos, Texas
R. I. Ballard, Houston, Tex.
L. L. Lodering, Houston, Tex.
H. M. Falkenhagen, Houston, Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morrison, Houston, Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Harris, Houston, Tex.
Ernest L. Brown, B. Daugbjerg [Daughberg?], Houston, Tex.


Allen Court Visitors

The Geisslers, of Enid, Okla., who have spent three weeks at Allen Courts, are concluding their vacation, reaffirming their faith in the good fishing around Palacios.

Mrs. Geissler hung a 6 foot tarpon Wednesday morning while fishing in Tres Palacios bay. Mrs. Lewis Goss and mother, Mrs. L. H. Goss, of Rosenberg, spent Tuesday and Wednesday here fishing with the Geisslers and renewing their friendships. The Goss families were the first customers to stay at Camp Allen. They as well as the Geisslers are good boosters for Palacios fishing, having been here many times and all play to spend their vacation here next year and bring more people with them.

Recent guests at Allen Courts for fishing were:

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harris and Joe Krenek, E. Campo
R. A. Reinhart and family and P. L. Roberts of Houston
Dr. R. H. Walker and party from El Campo and Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith, Eastland, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. B. A Tuttle, Port Arthur, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Elliott, Austin
Mr. and Mrs. C. Dale, Toronto, Canada
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bolcom, Houston
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Burton, Houston
Mr. W. W. Brown and family, Houston
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cugan, Houston
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Yates, Houston
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blair, Houston

20-Room Clyde Hotel Brought By Captain Chilton

One of the most important real estate deals that occurred in our city this week was the purchase of the 20-room Clyde Hotel on Main Street from E. L. Hardy by Captain F. B. Chilton.

Although Captain Chilton already owns several pieces of valuable property in Palacios, he is a man of remarkable vision and business acumen, who realized that our city has a great future and that it will not be long before property values here will be doubled or trebled, and for this reason he will continue to take all the bargains that come his way, even though he has to buy half of Palacios before he gets through.

He now wants some reliable, industrious, pains-taking man or woman to take charge of the hotel, and has a splendid proposition for the right party or parties.

Palacios Beacon, September 23, 1921



Palacios Beacon August 1, 1913


J. F. Willy, Victoria

F. Osmond, Victoria

F. Terry, Victoria

L. G. New, Victoria

W. J. Brawnes, Grand saline

R. E. Hill, El Campo

J. w. Sexton, Thorntree

G. W. Thompson, Riverton

S. G. Painter, Beverly, Kans.

W. W. Johnson, Victoria

C. Scott, Oklahoma

Geo. Lord, Galveston

C. P. Sebastian, Valley View

C. A. Tormey, Houston

F. Reaser, Rosenberg

A. M. Seeds, Blessing

L. G. Patterson, Blessing

Palacios Beacon, October 5, 1917


Park Hotel
524 Main Street

Palacios Beacon, October 5, 1917

Palacios Beacon, November 24, 1922

Park Hotel Under
New Management
After June First

The Park Hotel, one of our most popular hostelries, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky, of Rio Vesta, Tex., who will be here the first of June to take possession.

Mrs. A. Minich, who has had charge the past two years or more is retiring because she wants to take a much needed rest. She informs us she has no definite plans for the future only to enjoy a real vacation this summer. Mrs. Minich has made a very popular manager of this institution and formed many friend who regret to see her retire, but all join in wishing for her a most pleasant summer and trust she will continue to make this city her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky come to us strangers but will be given the glad hand by Palacios citizens and a cordial welcome to our business circle.

Palacios Beacon, May 17, 1928

Card of Thanks

On Friday, June the first, I am retiring from the Park Hotel and wish to commend to the people of Palacios and the general public my successors, Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky. I also wish to thank my friends, the business people of Palacios and the public in general for the many favors and co-operation they have given me during the five years I have been connected with the hotels of our city, this has, in a great measure, helped me in making it a success, and your kindness and hearty support will ever be appreciated.

Mrs. A. Minich`

Park Hotel Vacated

Mrs. Susie Sandusky has moved from the Park Hotel into the Schley house at the corner of Fifth and Commerce Streets, where she will continue her business as heretofore. Mrs. Sandusky took charge of the Park Hotel the first of June, having bought out Mrs. Minich, who had conducted the hotel for several years. Mrs. Sandusky's regular patrons go with her to the new quarters and she invited the public in general to come in and see her. The Park Hotel property is owned by Mrs. Shanks and we have not learned just what she plans to do with it.

Palacios Beacon, November 29, 1928

By Ann Brandon Sturrock

In 1933 Sam Wolstein opened a dry-goods store in Palacios. The Ruthven building on Commerce Street was the first site, but the business grew to such an extent that this soon proved inadequate. He purchased the old Park Hotel at 524 Main which he converted into apartments as well as a residence for Mrs. Wolstein and himself. In front of this former hotel, he had a brick building constructed, and he moved his dry-goods store into this larger facility, where it remained for 33 years.

Historic Matagorda County, Volume I, page 559


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