SEXTON  NEWS
 


Sexton School Concert

The Sexton School closed last Friday night, April 2, with a concert which was a grand success. There was quite a large crowd in attendance. All who were there said it was one of the best they have ever seen and we all hated to see school close and the loss of our teacher. Mr. Wm. Tolleson, from our neighborhood, because he has been so good to us all, and we all will feel his absence keenly. An interesting program was rendered as follows:

The opening reading, "Burdock's Goat"--By Sarah Smith.

"The Census Taker"--Mrs. H. B. Hogan, Girls, Louise Fisher, Emma Brunner, Lillie Watkins and Annie Hillary. Boys--Sammy Hogan and Alvin Brunner.

"The Psalm of Marriage"--Lilly Watkins.

"A Joker in Disgrace"--Annie Hillary, Louise Fisher and Emma Brunner, Lloyd Watkins, Sylvester Stark and Sammy Hogan.

"'Specialy Jim"--Carrie Hillary.

"Entertaining Big Sisters Beaux"--Junior Starks, Annie Hillary, Louise Fisher and Emma Brunner.

"My Dolls"--Annie Hillary.

"Social Difficulties"--Lorena Watkins, Sarah Smith, Tiola Stark, and Sammy Hogan.

"Our Baby Boy"--Louise Fisher.

"Servant Girls' Interview"--Sarah Smith, Lorena Watkins, Freda Brunner, Clara Smith, Carrie Hillary and Riva Fisher.

"Betty and The Bear"--Alvin Brunner.

"A Capable Servant"--Mr. Tolleson, Sarah Smith and Alvin Bruenner.

"A Bad Cold"--Junior Stark

"Ready for a visit"--Mr. Tolleson, Carrie Hillary, Clara Smith.

"In the Usual Way"--Sarah Smith.

Tableau, "Sleeping Beauty"--Alvin Brunner.

"Schniteler's Vilocepede"--Alvin Bruenner.

"A Smart Boy"--Lloyd Watkins.

"Happy Pair"--Mr. Tolleson and Sarah Smith.

The concert lasted until 10 o'clock P. M. and then the young folks gave Mr. Tolleson a farewell dance.

Aunt Betty

Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, April 9, 1915
 


Sexton School to Give Barbecue

The Sexton school will give a barbecue and pie supper February 23, beginning at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and continuing until 10 p. m. All the proceeds are to go to secure some needed equipment for the school. This is a most worthy effort and the entire public is cordially invited to attend and help out the school.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 26, 1923
 


Sexton News

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose spent Wednesday of last week in Bay City.

Mrs. John Newman, Christine and Miss Winifred Andrews were dinner guests at the Wiley home Thursday.

Mr. Charlie Wiley and Charles Henry were in Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. Aaron Fondon, Melvin, Mr. Earl Fondon, Charles, and Miss Marietta Webb, drove to Daisetta Saturday afternoon to bring Mrs. Fondon and Ivy home. They have been visiting relatives in Galveston, Anahuac and Daisetta during the past week.

Mr. Boyd Sifford, of Wadsworth, was a caller at the Wiley home Thursday.

Mrs. Bill Roland attended a show in Bay City Saturday evening.

Section hands killed a large rattle snake at the Colorado river crossing of the Missouri Pacific. The snake measured about five feet.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ryman drove to Bay City Saturday evening.

Mr. Dal Hamlin is trying to get his cotton harvested double quick in order to get moved. The Hamlins are planning to leave for Crockett as soon as they are able to dispose of their crops.

Mrs. John Newman was in Bay City Monday having some work done on her teeth.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose spent Tuesday evening in the Fondon home.

Mrs. George Mangum of Daisetta is visiting here at the home of her brother, Mr. Aaron Fondon. With Mrs. Mangum are Master Jimmie Magnum, her son, Mrs. Sam Davis, her daughter, and Mrs. Davis' little son.

Mr. Earl Fondon and little son, Charles, formerly of Bay City, have made their home here with Earl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon.

Mr. Charles Wiley was baling hay for Mr. Bill Roland Wednesday.

Mr. Charlie Branstetter has purchased a new car.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, H. W. and Barbara, were in Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. Herchel Gilmore has his rice in shocks. If the fair weather holds, this lucky farmer's worries will soon be over for this year, but perhaps we should attribute his success to good sense and industry, rather than luck.

Quite a few people drove down from Bay City Sunday to purchase watermelons at the Wiley home. The Wileys are realizing a nice profit on [watermelons] this year.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 27, 1935
 


Sexton News
 

Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Wiley came down after their strayed turkeys, and visited awhile in the B. R. Watkins home.
 

Tuesday last Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins moved to their new home way down on the river.
 

Sam Watkins was in Bay City Thursday buying some furniture for his new abode.
 

Ivy Fondon was taken ill Friday. She fainted while taking part in the Spanish invitation on the city square. We have heard no further report, but trust she had recovered.
 

The social event of the week was a tacky party at the Newman home. It seems a most hilarious time was enjoyed.


Mrs. B. R. Watkins accompanied her daughter, Lillie, to Bay City Saturday afternoon.
 

Mrs. Hilary returned from Houston Saturday, where she had been with her daughter, Mrs. Moer of Wharton. Mrs. Moer has been ill for some time and is taking treatment in Houston. Mrs. Hillary spent Saturday night at her place here, going on to Wadsworth Sunday in order to get her grandson, Rufus Pile, back to school there.
 

The Wiley and McKelvy families put in a busy day Saturday getting a beef into cans.
 

Mrs. Ludell Deering of Houston is pending a few days with her brother Aaron Fondon.
 

Mr. and Mrs. Newman visited the Wileys Sunday.
 

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Watkins of Wadsworth were all day visitors Sunday with his mother, Mrs. B. R. Watkins. Mr. Watkins going down to the woods to see after the cattle.
 

Sam Watkins made a trip to Bay City Monday to find a buyer for his turkeys.
 

James Fondon, Sam Rutherford, Chester McQueen and Ray Nicholson are camping on the river cutting wood for Mrs. B. R. Watkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage called on Mrs. B. R. Watkins Sunday afternoon.
 

Mr. Gene Watkins of Bay City is down in this vicinity bright and early every morning building fences.
 

Archie Rouse of Bay City called on Ivy Fondon Sunday night.
 

Dall Hamlin made a trip to Collegeport Sunday.
 

Mrs. James Fondon and son are staying with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fondon of Wadsworth while her husband is away.
 

Some of the folks took advantage of the cool clear weather to butcher and are enjoying fresh pork.
 

Matagorda County Tribune, December 19, 1935
 


Sexton News
 

Last Monday Misses Helen and Irma Hinson visited Mrs. Beulah Watkins.
 

Sam Watkins made a business trip to Bay City Monday.
 

Mr. L. F. Miller, who has been away doing pipe line work, has joined his wife, Mrs. Lillie Miller, at her home here.
 

Mrs. Niva Watkins is spending a few days with her mother-in-law, Mrs. B. R. Watkins and sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Miller.
 

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie Rouse attended the show in Bay City New Yearís night.
 

Thursday afternoon, Bill Gandy, of Bay City, brought the news to Fondonís that their son and brotherís wife were dying. They hurried to Newgulf to be with her in her last moments.
 

Mrs. Floyd Ryman was in Bay City Friday.
 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins attended the funeral of Mr. John Grimes Saturday. Mr. Watkins being a pall bearer. The officiating minister preaching one of the most beautiful sermons we have ever heard. He did not urge the bereaved ones not to sorrow, but his plea was to make their sorrow a blessing and let their tears bring them closer to God.
 

A large crowd gathered at the Baptist Church in Bay City Sunday afternoon to pay their last respects to Mrs. Melba Fondon, deceased wife of Earl Fondon, who was reared in this community. Mrs. Fondon was stricken with double pneumonia and a week from the day she took to bed, she lay in her casket. Her grief-stricken family and friends could not realize that the girl who was so gay and smiling a week ago, was now gone and would never smile at them again. That was what made it so hard on those left behind. Those from the this community who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McKelvy, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Viets, Mrs. F. F. Ryman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hinson, Mr. and Mrs. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. Roland [Fondon?], Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins.
 

The friends of Melba and Earl in this neighborhood were deeply shocked and grieved. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the sorrowing young husband and the little son.
 

Matagorda County Tribune, January 9, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mr. Tom Harris had employment in Bay City last week doing some repair work on the Morris Savage home.

Mr. Charlie Wiley made a trip to El Campo Friday to attend the rice meeting there.

Mrs. Emma Wiley and Mrs. Letha McKelvy went over to see Grandma Frick, who was very ill Friday.

Mr. Hanley, a cattle buyer of Houston, came out to Mrs. B. R. Watkins' to buy Mrs. Nina Watkins cattle.

Mrs. Beulah Watkins visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon, Friday afternoon.

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie Rouse attended the show in Bay City Friday night.

Mr. Hamilton Savage was in Bay City Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Ben Harrison was down at the B. R. Watkins home bright and early Sunday morning to do some butchering. Rufus Watkins came up from Wadsworth to help with the cattle.

Mr. Charlie Branstetter enjoyed a fish supper with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins Sunday night.

The Newman's were visiting at the Wiley home Sunday, Christine remaining to spend the night with Delilah.

Mr. and Mrs. Savage were in Bay City Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins made a business trip to Bay City Monday. Mrs. Watkins and Ouida Rose taking out time to see "Little Men" at the Frels.

Monday morning Mrs. Nina Watkins and Mr. Lee Miller went to Bay City to arrange some business concerning Mrs. Watkins' cattle.

Little I. C. Wiley is on the sick list this week.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 16, 1936
 


Sexton

Last week Mrs. Bill Roland gave a stork shower for Mrs. Preston Poole. Mrs. Poole was pleased and happy to receive many dainty little gifts. Refreshments of cocoa and pineapple cake were served to the following ladies: Mesdames Ollie Ryman, Arthur Ryman and Jim Fondon of Wadsworth; Mrs. Marion Anderson of Bay City; Mesdames John Newman, Sam Watkins, Dick Rutherford, Howard Rutherford and Miss Lugia Kadihsky.

Miss Ivy Fondon spent last Thursday night with Misses Helen and Irma Hinsen. Mr. Archie Rouse called and carried all three young ladies to the show.

Mr. Ben Wiley has returned from California, where he has spent several months. We are all happy to have Uncle Ben's cheerful smile among us again.

Miss Ivy Fondon spent last Saturday night and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Beulah Watkins.

Charles Henry and Leslie Wiley have just recovered from the measles.

Ernest Coleman is staying at Sam Watkins and running Bill Smart's tractor, which Mr. Watkins has hired to do some plowing.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wiley called on Mrs. Otto Hudson Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ryman surprised Miss Irma Himen with a freezer of ice cream, cake and candy on her birthday Thursday. They spent the evening playing dominoes.

Messrs. Charlie and Ben Wiley, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins, Mrs. Bill Roland and Mrs. Dick Rutherford were in Bay City Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wiley made a trip to Matagorda Friday night.

Mrs. Tom Harris spent last week with her father, Mr. Peter Ryman, who is ill. She returned Saturday with the report that her father is improving.

Little Charles Fondon has been staying with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon, for the past two weeks on account of the illness of his Aunt Erna Kuesel. Miss Kuesel has been dangerously ill with a throat disease, but is recovering now.

Mr. and Mrs. James Fondon, of Bay City, visited Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rutherford Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fondon and Mrs.. Rutherford called on Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins Sunday morning.

Little Leedell Rutherford is ill with the measles.

Mr. Charlie Branstetter was down at Sam Watkins' Sunday night for the usual weekly round of dominoes.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 12, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins, Ouida Rose and Miss Helen Hinson, spent Monday in Bay City. Miss Hinson and Mrs.. Watkins attended a show while there.

Mr. William Hinsen, Miss Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins were in Bay City Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wiley drove to Boling Tuesday and purchased a new ice box.

Mr. and Mrs.. Floyd Ryman called at the Hinson home Tuesday afternoon with a large watermelon in tow, where they found willing help to dispose of it.

Mr. Aaron Fondon and Melvin drove to Bay City Wednesday.

Mr. Johnson of Cedar Lane butchered some yearlings at Ryman's Wednesday.

Mr. Charlie Branstetter? was in Bay City Thursday.

Mrs. B. R. Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miller and Freddye, left Friday morning for Galveston to spend the week and there. Miss Mary Porter of Bay City and Mrs. Nina Watkins are staying at their home during their absence.

Miss Christine Newman, Mrs. Pauline Tarleton, Miss Winifred Andrews and Mr. Cletus Newman attended a dance at the Hanson home in Ashwood Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. John Newman entertained with a party and dance Friday evening, honoring their house guest, Mrs. Pauline Tarleton, who left for Corpus Christi Sunday.

Mr. Billy Hafer of Bay City visited his niece, Mrs. Bill Roland Sunday.

All day visitors at the Wiley home Sunday were Miss Christine Newman and Mr. Guy Sifford. In the late afternoon the Wiley and Newman youngsters enjoyed a swim in the dynamite hole on the Wadsworth road.

Mr. and Mrs. George Burroughs of Houston, spent the week end here with Mrs. Burroughs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dall Hamlin.

Mr. Tom Blackman's brother, of Rockdale, visited him for a few days last week.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 23 1936
 


Sexton News

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins had dinner with Mrs. John Newman Monday.

Mr. Tom Harris was in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Newman, Christine, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins, and Mr. Charlie Branstetter got together for a fish fry at Willowbanks Tuesday evening. After a delightful feast of fish, salad and grape juice, the party played dominoes until a late hour.

Mr. John Louis Newman returned Saturday from Palacios where he had spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Oakley.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage are enjoying a new car.

Miss Laneta Hafer Richmond, is spending a few days here with Mrs. Bill Roland.

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie House were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Sterry at Boling Sunday. Miss Fondon remained to spend the week with Mrs. Sterry.

Master Calvin Palynard of Arcadia, has been visiting his grandmother, Mrs. B. R. Watkins.

Mr. R. Lee, of Galveston, drove over Saturday for a visit with his brother, Mr. Lee Miller.

Mr. Sam Watkins went out to catch a fish dinner Sunday and caught so many he decided to have a fish fry. He and Mrs. Watkins drove down and invited the Fondon and Hinsen families; and all enjoyed a fish supper on the river.

Sunday afternoon callers at the Fondon home were Mr. and Mrs.. Curtis Cone, Tina, Junior and Duon, of Gulf.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, H. W. and Barbara were in Bay City Sunday afternoon.

Some of the neighbors gathered at the Blackman home to enjoy some music and dancing Sunday evening.

Mr. Ray Nicholson has returned after a long visit to his old home.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon and Melvin were in Bay City Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 30, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose spent Wednesday night with Mrs. Watkins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon.

Mr. and Mrs.. John Newman and Christine attended a show in Bay City Thursday evening.

Mrs. Bill Roland drove her cousin, Miss Laneta Hafer, to Bay City to catch the bus Thursday morning. Miss Hafer returned to her home in Richmond after visiting here several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon were in Bay City Thursday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage and children returned Saturday from a trip with Mr. Savage's father.

Mrs. Tom Harris has been suffering with her throat after having her tonsils removed.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miller were in Bay City Saturday evening.

Guests for a chicken dinner at Willowbanks Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon, Ivy, Melvin and Miss Deliah Wiley. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Cone, Tina and Dwon, of Gulf, and Mrs. Archie Rouse of Bay City.

Mr. Sam Watkins has been doing a rushing business selling his watermelons, which decided to all at the same time. He sold four loads Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Newman and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rutherford drove to Matagorda Sunday afternoon in search of a cool breeze.

Miss Christien Newman is spending the week with Misses Winifred and Elizabeth Andrews at Live Oak.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 13, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mrs. Bill Roland complimented her little daughter, Bertie, on her fourth birthday, with a big freezer of ice cream and devil's food cake. Guests were Mrs. Clyde Griffith and children. Mrs. Sam Watkins were callers at the Fondon home Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Lee Miller and Freddye returned last week from a visit with relatives in Houston.

The new driver, Mr. Tom Harris, drove the school bus to Bay City Thursday, getting it ready to begin business Tuesday morning. Mr. Harris, with the help of Mr. Lee Miller and Mr. Ryman, of Wadsworth, moved the bus garage down to his place last week.

Mr. Aaron Fondon was in Bay City Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Floyd Morton, of Rockdale, called at the Wiley home Sunday.

Mr. Jack Hood, of Bay City, enjoyed Sunday supper with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wiley.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon and Melvin spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cone in Gulf.

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie Rouse attended the midnight show in Bay City Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, H. W. and Barbara, attended Sunday School in Bay City Sunday.

Mr. Aaron Fondon, Melvin, Mr. Charlie Wiley, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins, were in Bay City Monday morning.

Dinner guests in the Fondon home Monday were Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miler, Freddye and Mrs. R. B. Watkins drove to Bay City Monday afternoon.

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie Rouse went for a swim in the Bernard River Sunday.

Mr. Charlie Branstetter drove to Wharton Monday to visit with relatives.

Mrs. Nina Watkins has gone to Houston to be with her mother, who is ill.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 10, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mrs. Bill Roland was a Bay City visitor Monday.

Messrs. Lloyd Watkins, Lee Miller and Floyd Ryman were down driving the Watkins cattle out from their pasture on the river Sunday.

Aaron Fondon was suffering acutely from an attack of ptomaine poisoning Saturday. All of Mr. Fondon's children were at home Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Riginald Stern of Boling, Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose, and Earl, who was staying in town during the bad weather. Other visitors were Archie Rouse, Mrs. Fannie Fete, and Miss Marietta Webb.

Sam Watkins finished cutting his Blue Rose rice Friday afternoon. The farmers have been able to do very little threshing here, although some of the rice has been cut and shocked for several weeks.

Mrs. John Newman's sister, Mrs. Reed, arrived Saturday morning for an indefinite visit.

Miss Ivy Fondon, Miss Christine Newman, Messrs. Cletus and John Louis Newman attended a party at the Lowe home Saturday evening.

Charles Branstetter has moved all his belongings over the protection levee.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miller and Mrs. B. R. Watkins were shopping in Bay City Saturday afternoon.

Charley Wiley expected to finish cutting his rice Sunday.

Little Ouida Rose Watkins is staying with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fondon, as the river is threatening the Watkins home.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins spent Sunday night in Bay City.

Charlie Branstetter drove to Bay City Monday morning.

Cletus Newman and Miss Winifred Andrews were Wharton visitors Sunday.

Mr. Harris has a real job on his hands, getting the school bus in now as the roads are in a very bad state.

It is hard to tell which is more lowering, the sky or the farmers' faces. We hope the norther is going to clear up both.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 1, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mrs. Sam Watkins spent Monday of last week in Houston.

Miss Marietta Webb of Bay City, was a guest in the Fondon home last Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ryman were shopping in Bay City Saturday evening.

Charley Branstetter has moved on a farm east of Bay City. We are sorry to have lost this fine member of our community.

Sam Watkins attended a livestock auction near Van Vleck last Friday.

Miss Ivy Fondon spent Sunday night and Monday in the Mixon home.

Cletus Newman was a caller in the Fondon home Sunday morning.

Mrs. B. R. Watkins and family are enjoying a new car.

Mrs. Reagan of Van Vleck, and Albert Bryant were business visitors at the Sam Watkins home Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Watkins drove to Bay City Monday afternoon.

Miss Deliah Wiley was suffering with toothache Monday. Mr. Wiley carried her to the dentist that afternoon.

Mrs. Sam Watkins returned home Saturday evening having spent a week with her mother, Mrs. Fondon.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 17, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ryman were business visitors in Bay City Tuesday.

Will Hinsen called at the Sam Watkins home Thursday afternoon.

Sam Watkins was a suffer of the flu last week.

Charley Wiley was in Bay City Tuesday.

Albert Bryant brought home a nice Steeldust stallion last week, which he had purchased from Dave Dodd.

Dinner guests at the Fondon home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cone and children of Gulf, Miss Marietta Webb of Bay City, and Mrs. John Newman and children.

Miss Ivy Fondon and Mr. Archie Rouse were quietly married Saturday evening Rev. Deutsch officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Rouse will make their home in Bay City, where Mr. Rouse is employed.

Little Ouida Rose Watkins spent the week end in the Hinsen home.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hinsen, Miss Helen and Irma attended the program given at the Presbyterian church in Bay City Sunday evening.

Sunday afternoon callers at Willowbanks were Mr. and Mrs. Blondy Bell and baby, of Wadsworth ranch.

Mrs. Bill Roland was a Bay City visitor Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Watkins of Bay City, visited in the Lee Miller home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wiley and children attended a movie in Bay City Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins were shopping in Bay City Monday.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 24, 1936
 


Sexton News

Mrs. Hamilton Savage was shopping in Bay City last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris were guests for Christmas dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Thompson in Wadsworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, H. W. and Barbara, spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Savage's parents.

Christmas guests at Willowbanks were Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon, Earl, Melvin and Charles and Miss Marietta Webb.

Mrs. Curtis Cone, of Gulf, and Mrs. Reginald Sterry of Wallis, visited Mrs. Fanny Fite and her mother, Mrs. Way, Christmas day.

Callers at the Fondon home Christmas evening were Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Sterry, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose.

Charley Wiley was the purchaser of a new Case tractor last week. Mr. Wiley began breaking his rice land this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Sterry returned to their home in Wallis Saturday evening were Johnnie McKelvey and Booter Franz.

Miss Christine Newman entertained with a party Monday evening, honoring Miss Elizabeth Andrews, who is at home from Houston for the holidays. A large crowd of both young people and old married folks enjoyed a hilarious evening playing games of all kinds. Refreshments of cake and hot cocoa were served.

Mesdames Sam Watkins and Charley Wiley attended a show in Bay City Monday evening.

Miss Marietta Webb, Mrs. Sam Watkins, Ouida Rose, and J. C. Wiley spent Sunday night in the Fondon home.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 31, 1936
 


SEXTON NEWS
 

Mrs. Hamilton Savage was shopping in Bay City last Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris were guests for Christmas dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Thompson in Wadsworth.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Savage, H. W. and Barbara, spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Savage's parents.

 

Christmas guests at Willowbanks were Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fondon, Earl, Melvin and Charles, and Miss Marietta Webb.

 

Mrs. Curtis Cone, of Gulf, and Mrs. Reginald Sterry of Wallis, visited Mrs. Fanny Fite and her mother, Mrs. Way, Christmas day.

 

Callers at the Fondon home Christmas evening were Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Sterry, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watkins and Ouida Rose.

 

Charley Wiley was the purchaser of a new Case tractor last week. Mr. Wiley began breaking his rice land this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Sterry returned to their home in Wallis Saturday afternoon, taking Melvin Fondon with them for a few days visit.

 

Callers at the Wiley home Christmas evening were Johnnie McKelvey and Booter Franz.

Miss Christine Newman entertained with a party Monday evening, honoring Miss Elizabeth Andrews, who is at home from Houston for the holidays. A large crowd of both young people and old married folk enjoyed a hilarious evening playing games of all kinds. Refreshments of cake and hot cocoa were served.

 

Mesdames Sam Watkins and Charley Wiley attended a show in Bay City Monday evening.

Miss Marietta Webb, Mrs. Sam Watkins, Ouida Rose, and J. C. Wiley spent Sunday night in the Fondon home.
 

The Daily Tribune, January 4, 1937
 



 

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