Jim Wheat's POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF TEXAS, 1846 - 1930

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POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF
MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS
1846 - 1930

 

ACE (Matagorda)

Ratliff, G. Ernest, 27 Mar 1906 (Declined)

(Order rescinded 17 Aug 1906)

 

 

ALFRED (Matagorda)

McGehee, John C., 1 Apr 1891

Discontinued 2 Jun 1893; no papers

 

 

ASHBY (Matagorda)

Moore, Wm. E., 16 Jly 1890

Smith, Sallie, 13 Sep 1902

Shomaker, Jas. F., 21 Oct 1905

(Appointment rescinded 23 Feb 1906)

Smith, Sallie, 13 Sep 1902

Gyle, Thompson, 24 Feb 1906

McKissick, Geo. B., 7 Oct 1907

Discontinued 31 Jan 1910; mail to Blessing

[Apparently re-established]

Bond, Frank B., 30 Aug 1912

McKissick, Geo. B., 20 Nov 1916 (Declined)

Legg, Early R., 25 Apr 1917

Discontinued 15 Oct 1919; mail to Blessing

 

 

ASHWOOD (Matagorda)

Hanson, Mittie D., 21 Sep 1910

Smith, Annie M., 9 May 1916

 

 

BAY (Matagorda)

Phillips, Ed. H., 12 Jan 1889

Discontinued 3 Aug 1889; papers to Culver

 

 

BAY CITY (Matagorda) (see also ELLIOTT)

Moore, Jos. D., 27 Dec 1894

Sayers, Wm. E., 23 Aug 1898

Collins, Arthur S., 19 Jan 1914

Castleton, Thos. H., 1 Sep 1924 (Acting postmaster)

Steves, Chas. J., 10 Dec 1929 (Acting postmaster)

Spurgeon, Jos. J., 16 Jan 1932 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

BEADLE (Matagorda)

Beadle, Levi E., 22 Oct 1910

Discontinued 15 Feb 1918; mail to Buckeye

 

 

BETSADA (Matagorda)

Logan, Andes P., 12 Jun 1895

Discontinued 30 Sep 1896; papers to Ashby

 

 

BLESSING (Matagorda) (see also HAWLEY)

Logan, Jas. H., 17 Aug 1903

Laramore, Jesse, 6 Aug 1907

Walker Jr., Geo. W., 13 May 1910

Logan, Jas. H., 16 Oct 1913

Selkirk, Wyatt O., 25 Apr 1922

Selkirk, Mabel F.,1 Jan 1928 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

BUCKEYE (Matagorda)

Ye__xa, Arthur H., 23 Jly 1907

Glasser, Irwin M., 28 Nov 1914

Howard, Dewitt C., 27 Oct 1915

Glasser Jr., Irwin M., 27 Oct 1920

Knowles, Fannie M., 8 Jly 1921

Knowles, Willie H., 28 Oct 1929

 

 

CANEY (Matagorda)

Dennis, Thos., 22 May 1846

Discontinued 15 Dec 1846

(Re-established) Williams, Robt. H., 4 May 1847

Jamison, Thos., 29 Sep 1851

Evans, Presley C., 7 Apr 1854 [resigned]

Matthews, John, 12 Jly 1861 (CSA)

Glatz, Julius, 15 Jun 1866

Matthews, John, 3 Feb 1880

Matthews, Wm. A., 9 Jly 1898

Bates, Mary L., 25 Nov 1913

Discontinued 31 Dec 1914; mail to Bay City

 

 

CEDAR LAKE (Brazoria, Matagorda) (see also ROWEVILLE, Brazoria Co.)

Craig, John H., 26 Mar 1896

Perry Jr., Jas. F., 16 Jun 1909

Rupe, Omar C., 22 Dec 1913

Graves, Harold F., 21 Jan 1918

Shaffer, Mary B., 17 Oct 1919

Glick, Frank O., 25 Sep 1920

Brown, Wm. R., 3 Mar 1921

 

 

CEDAR LANE (Matagorda)

Ratliff, Geo. E., 21 Aug 1912

Bowie, Hubert W., 30 Aug 1918

Stephens, Luther L., 26 Jan 1921

Ratliff, Ethel W., 17 Dec 1921

Estill, Robt. S., 12 May 1926

 

 

CHALMERS (Matagorda)

Fell, Mabel, 30 Aug 1912

Discontinued 30 Oct 1915; mail to Bay City

 

 

CITRUSGROVE (Matagorda)

Yeamans, Linn O., 5 Dec 1910

Johnson, Amos F., 12 Jun 1918

Crabill, Henry S., 10 Jan 1928

Crabill, Henry A., 4 Jan 1929

Kopecky, Martin W., 20 Feb 1930

Discontinued 15 Jly 1931; mail to Blessing

 

 

CLEMVILLE (Matagorda)

Allen, Walter F., 5 May 1911

Daughters, Nora E., 7 Oct 1912

Discontinued 31 Dec 1918; mail to Markham

(Re-established) Vaughters, Chas. S., 14 Dec 1920

 

 

COLLEGEPORT (Matagorda)

Sholl, Howard N., 26 Aug 1909

Adams, Jas. H., 29 Jly 1910

Sparks, David J., 22 Jan 1916

Clark, Thos. McM., 3 Nov 1919

Corse, Minnie L., 12 Aug 1925

 

 

CORTES (Matagorda)

Moore, Arthur A., 14 Mar 1901

Schaedel, Theo., 15 May 1902

(Order rescinded 4 Aug 1902)

Moore, Arthur A., 14 Mar 1901

Smith, Thos., 25 Sep 1902

Cg'd to MARKHAM, 16 Apr 1903

(Order rescinded 2 Jly 1903)

Cg'd to MARKHAM, 3 Nov 1903

 

 

COULTERVILLE (Matagorda) (see also CULVER)

Coulter, Lemuel P., 6 Dec 1895

Zipprian, Christian, 30 Mar 1901

Discontinued 31 Aug 1903; papers to Caney

[Apparently re-established]

Freeman, Joe H., 26 Aug 1909

Discontinued 30 Dec 1911; mail to Bay City

 

 

CULVER (Matagorda) (see also HAWKINSVILLE [1])

Culver, Wm. D., 3 Jan 1888

Coulter, Lemuel P., 18 Oct 1894

Cg'd to COULTERVILLE, 6 Dec 1895

 

 

DEMING'S BRIDGE (Matagorda)

Deming, Edwin A., 22 Jun 1858

Deming, Edwin A., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)

McSparrow, Mrs. Martha A., 20 Sep 1862 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

(Re-established) McIntire, Jos. A., 28 Feb 1872

Pierce, Jon. E., 11 Sep 1876

Moore, Henry E., 24 Nov 1884

Cg'd to HAWLEY, 3 Mar 1899

 

 

DUNBAR (Matagorda)

Ifland, Cora, 9 Apr 1909

Discontinued 15 Dec 1913; mail to Palacios

 

 

ELLIOTT (Matagorda) (see also ELLIOTT'S)

Moore, Jos. D., 14 Apr 1893

Cg'd to BAY CITY, 27 Dec 1894

 

 

ELLIOTT'S (Matagorda)

Wallace, Geo. W., 28 Feb 1872

Moore, Dolph P., 2 Dec 1885

Cg'd to ELLIOTT, 14 Apr 1893

 

 

ELMATON (Matagorda)

Horn, Boyd I., 23 Nov 1915

Roddy, Robt. C., 29 May 1916

Discontinued 15 Mar 1921; mail to Blessing

(Re-established) Kopecky, V. Ladee, 4 Jan 1927

 

 

GAINESMORE (Matagorda)

Harriss, Walter W., 30 Aug 1912

Gartin, Alonzo L., 6 Apr 1914

Powell, Margaret, 26 Jan 1915

Parker, Jos. G., 4 Dec 1914

Price, Reece C., 18 Aug 1917

Discontinued 15 Nov 1918; mail to Cedar Lane

(Re-established) Jaeger, Fred'k. W., 30 Aug 1920

 

 

GULF (Matagorda)

Ryman, G. Clifford, 22 Nov 1918

Duffy, Leslie H., 19 Nov 1919

Gottschalk, Miss Willie L., 30 Aug 1922 (Acting postmaster)

Davidson, Willie L., 5 Aug 1928 (Name cg'd by marriage)

 

 

HARDEMAN (Matagorda)

Granger, Jas. W., 14 Feb 1860

Granger, Jas. W., 6 Aug 1861 (CSA)

(Suspended; postmaster dead) (CSA)

Discontinued 23 Jan 1867 [by U. S. Govt.]

(Re-established) Bryant, Geo. S., 28 Feb 1872

Plunkett, John, 18 Jun 1874

Hardeman, Sam W., 9 May 1878

Connell, Michael O., 3 Jun 1880

Matthews, Isham W., 26 Feb 1884

Rugeley, Mrs. Pattie A., 22 Dec 1885

Jones, Francis E., 29 Nov 1887

Discontinued 20 Jly 1892; mail to Caney

(Re-established) Brown, Leander W., 25 Nov 1895

Cg'd to VAN VLECK, 3 Jan 1901

 

 

HASIMA (Matagorda)

Hunefelt, Wesley, 1 Aug 1908

(Order rescinded 2 Sep 1908)

 

 

HAWKINSVILLE [1] (Matagorda)

Hawkins, Edgar, 23 Feb 1874 or 76

Cg'd to CULVER, 3 Jan 1888

 

 

HAWKINSVILLE [2] (Matagorda)

Doubek, Otokar J., 12 Jly 1898

Hawkins, Jas. B., 23 Jun 1900

Discontinued 31 May 1901; papers to Cedar Lake

[Apparently re-established]

Rugeley, Frank, 27 Feb 1906

Discontinued 31 May 1907; mail to Van Vleck

 

 

HAWLEY (Matagorda) (see also DEMING'S BRIDGE)

Moore, Henry E., 3 Mar 1899

Logan, Jas. H., 14 May 1902

Cg'd to BLESSING, 17 Aug 1903

 

 

HILL (Matagorda)

Hunefelt, Wesley, 22 Sep 1904

Drake, Henry J., 11 May 1905

Evers, Emma L., 3 Aug 1906

Discontinued 31 May 1911; mail to Matagorda

 

 

KENNER (Matagorda)

McNeel, Pinckney S., 7 Feb 1859

McNeel, P. S., 6 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Collins, Mrs. Mary, 9 Aug 1866

Discontinued 20 Nov 1866

(Re-established) McNeel, Miss Jennie, 26 Jun 1871

Nuckols, John F., 17 Nov 1871

McNeel, Wm. T., 15 Dec 1882

Nuckols, John, 24 Feb 1887

Discontinued 11 May 1887; papers to Hawkinsville

 

 

MARKHAM (Matagorda) (see also CORTES)

Smith,. Thos., 16 Apr 1903

Abbott, Robt. L., 2 Jly 1903 (Failed to qualify)

Robertson, Rich'd., 3 Nov 1903

Anderson, Halley T., 5 Dec 1905

Ridinger, Ralph W., 26 Aug 1915

Cone, Jas. G., 18 Aug 1922

Perry, Mary M., 6 Oct 1922

Chapman, Mrs. Mary M., [no date given] (Name cg'd by marriage)

 

 

MATAGORDA (Matagorda)

Fisher, Sam'l. W., 22 May 1846

Van Slyke, Robt.S?/T?, 16 Aug 1849

Stewart, Greenbury, 3 Oct 1856

McFarlane, Dugald, 10 Mar 1860

Giles, Sylvester, 9 Jan 1861

Giles, Sylvester, 12 Jly 1861 (CSA)

Hilliard, Wm., 10 Apr 1863 (CSA)

Gyle, John Keser, 27 Mar 1866

Gove, H. P., 9 May 1870

Gyle, John K., 19 Oct 1870

Gove, Humphrey P., 4 May 1874

Hodges, Galen, 9 Feb 1877

Duffy, Andrew A., 10 Jun 1884

Duffy, Amos E., 30 Apr 1912

 

 

MIDFIELDS (Matagorda)

Keller, Nolan F., 16 Apr 1904

Anderson, Ernest W., 18 Oct 1911

 

 

PALACIOS (Matagorda)

Pybus, Jos. E., 20 May 1903

Reese, Elias H., 8 Aug 1903

Doss, Christian, 24 Jan 1905

Clement, W. H., 22 May 1913

Skinner, Arthur G., 10 Apr 1922

Cunningham, Julius A., 9 Sep 1929 (Acting postmaster)

Sisson, Robt. J., 16 May 1930

 

 

PALOMA (Matagorda)

Clark, Dan N., 28 Mar 1898

Discontinued 1 Nov 1898; mail to Deming's Bridge

 

 

PEACH CREEK (Matagorda, Wharton)

Thacher, Thos., 22 May 1846

Cg'd to WHARTON, Wharton County, 1 Jly 1847

 

 

PLEDGER (Matagorda)

Brown, John W., 17 May 1880

Sadler, Geo. M., 24 Jun 1895

Brown, Herbert F., 9 Jly 1898

Nelson, Gust, 17 Nov 1899

Sadler, Geo. M., 5 Mar 1900

Brown, Geo. R., 12 Nov 1900

Wadsworth, Ed., 7 Nov 1901

McCallum, Lonnie L., 4 Jan 1908

Stelzig, Frank F., 8 Dec 1910

Davis, Glen D., 21 Feb 1912

Hodge Jr., Oliver J., 28 Nov 1914

 

 

PORT CAVALLO (Calhoun, Matagorda)

Discontinued 27 Oct 1853

 

 

PRESTON (Matagorda, Wharton)

Thompson, Isham, 22 May 1846

Petty, T. H., 9 Oct 1846

Stith, Maclias S., 9 Jly 1847

Later in Wharton County

 

 

ROWEVILLE (Brazoria, Matagorda)

Rippe, Chris, 11 Apr 1890

Cg'd to CEDAR LAKE, Matagorda Co.,19 Sep 1893

 

 

SALURIA (Matagorda, Calhoun)

Rose, John W., 22 Jun 1848

Later in Calhoun County

 

 

SARGENT (Matagorda)

Montgomery, Mary C., 31 Dec 1912

Theus, Effie M., 22 Dec 1913

Bolling, Chas. E., 21 Jly 1921

Martin, Edna R., 16 Mar 1925

Estill, Henry W., 23 Jan 1928

 

 

SIMPSONVILLE (Matagorda)

Mann, Guy W., 17 Aug 1910

Mann, Alvena, 15 Mar 1917

Discontinued 15 Oct 1917; mail to Citrusgrove

 

 

SUGAR LAND (Matagorda)

Jamison, Thos., 28 Aug 1847

Bowie, Geo. J., 9 Aug 1850

Discontinued 10 Feb 1853

 

 

TRES PALACIOS (Matagorda)

Deming, Edwin A., 27 Mar 1856

Discontinued 10 Jly 1856

[Apparently re-established]

Poole, Thos. J., 8 Oct 1888

Keller, Jas. W., 14 Jun 1889

Lewis, Wm. S., 11 Dec 1900

Baxter, David, 11 Sep 1902

Discontinued 31 Jly 1903; papers to Hawley

(Re-established) Wheeler, D. Arthur, 16 Oct 1903

Discontinued 13 Aug 1904; mail to Blessing

 

 

VAN VLECK (Matagorda) (see also HARDEMAN)

Brown, Leander W., 3 Jan 1901

Shelton, Wm. J., 10 Jun 1901

Byrd, Mamie E., 18 Sep 1913

Thomasson, Annie L., 22 Jan 1915

Johnson, Mary E., 18 Mar 1916

Eckman, Ome G., 23 Jun 1919

Berkeley, Edmund S., 28 Sep 1920

Bickham, Irma, 8 Nov 1923

Rugeley, Mrs. Irma B., 17 Dec 1925 (Name cg'd by marriage)

 

 

WADSWORTH (Matagorda)

Zipprian, Christian, 29 Aug 1907

Gibson, Chas. E., 7 Oct 1912

Stone, Emmett L., 12 Oct 1915

Bell, Chas. R., 30 Apr 1924

Goodall, Elton F., 1 Jly 1924