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Matagorda County Tribune
Markham Column
February 20, 1920



Mrs. O. J. Longuet and son went to Houston Saturday for a brief visit.


Mrs. T. J. Walker went to Bay City Saturday, shopping.


Mrs. W. J. Luder spent Saturday and Sunday in Bay City , with relatives.


Miss Lorena Williams of Midfield spent Saturday and Sunday here, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. W. K. Keller.


Mrs. B. F. Curry and daughters of Chalmers were visitors here Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hudson and Miss Cara Garrett of Bay City were pleasant callers here Sunday afternoon.


The school gave a box supper and Valentine party at the school house Friday night. Mrs. Keller's music class gave a short program, and progressive forty-two was played as features of entertainment. The proceeds amounted to $52.00.


The Markham Mother's Club met with the president, Mrs. J. H. Barbor, on Thursday afternoon. The study hour was lead by Mrs. W. J. Luder. Election of officers took place, the following being elected: President, Mrs. J. H. Barbor; first vice president, Mrs. W. J. Luder; second vice president, Mrs. G. W. Secrest; third vice president, Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder; fourth vice president, Mrs. Walter Jesse; secretary, Mrs. C. C. Mason; treasurer, Mrs. George Gideon.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jesse and little son left Thursday morning for an extended visit to relatives in Louisiana and other points.


J. L. Jordan and family of Blessing were guests here Sunday, of W. K. Keller and wife.


It is expected that work will begin in a short time on the new Methodist Church here. About $6,000.00 has been raised in cash subscriptions for it, and a brick or cement, building will be erected, which will be quite a credit to Markham .


Mrs. T. J. Walker gave a silver tea at her home last Friday afternoon, the proceeds to go to the Episcopal work in Bay City , of which church Mrs. Walker is a member. Dainty refreshments were served in the dining room, consisting of salad, wafers, salted nuts, and tea and coffee; the table presented a very attractive appearance, with its luncheon cloth of linen and filet crochet, and center piece of fragrant violets; covers being laid for eight. The following guests were present: Mesdames W. J. Luder, W. C. Mersfelder, C. B. Fisher, H. Black, G. W. Nave, Sig Brown, W. K. Keller, A. Brunner.


Mrs. Ford returned Monday to her home at Palacios, after spending a few days at the home of Mrs. E. J. Robertson.


The Missionary Society met yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Albert Johnson. Mrs. J. A. Bryan was leader of the program. Seventeen members were present, and all enjoyed a most delightful afternoon.


Matagorda County Tribune, February 20, 1920 [paper was dated the 19th]



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