|Baggarly, Herbert Milton Sr.
services for H. M. Baggarly, Sr., 70, were held Sunday, August
23 in the First Baptist Church of Happy with Rev. W. G. Horn,
pastor of the Tulia Presbyterian Church and close friend of the
family officiating and Rev. Herman Coe local pastor assisting.
Mrs. Frank Scott of Walsh, LA, long-time friend of the family
and first music teacher of H. M. Jr. was at the piano. Herbert
Milton Baggarly was born November 9, 1872 in Luray, Virginia,
and passed away Friday morning, August 21, 1942 at his home in
Happy. He moved with his parents to Missouri at the age of two
years. Following his marriage to MISS FLORA H. PARKER on March
10, 1896, he moved his family from Missouri to Happy in 1906.
Their car and household goods arrived in Happy on October 1,
being the first immigrant car to come here over the Santa Fe
railroad. The rail lines did not extend any farther south at
that time. His was the first residence to be built in Happy and
Mrs. Baggarly was the first woman to come to Happy, being here
for seven months. Mr. Baggarly, first businessman of Happy
operated the Plains Lumber and Grain Co. Located on the present
site of Gus McDonald's blacksmith shop. J. O. Bradenbaugh and L.
F. Cobb of Kansas City were his partners with branch offices and
elevators in Tuha, Plainview, and Lubbock. Mr. Baggarly lived in
Happy all but three of the past 36 years, when he was miller for
the Harvest Queen Mills in Plainview. He was reared in the mill
and elevator business in Missouri. In fact, during the pioneer
days of grain men in this community they said that they learned
much of this business from him. He had been ill for more than
four years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in
Plainview and a member of the Masonic Lodge since early manhood.
Survivors besides his wife include a son, H. M. Baggarly, Jr. of
Tulia; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Smith of Happy; two sisters, Miss
Blanche Baggarly and Mrs. Delbert Martin, both of Odessa, MO;
and E. v. Baggarly of Sacramento, CA; and a granddaughter, Mrs.
Edward Flaherty of Lubbock. Burial was in Tulia cemetery under
the direction of Blackburn-Shaw of Amarillo. The
Herald, 27 August
Mrs. Ernest White received word this week from Waxahachie
telling of the death of George Berry who lived in Happy about
1910. While at Happy he was married to MISS RANDOLPH CARTER one
of Happy's first teachers. George Simpson Berry, resident
of Waxahachie for the past 17 years died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at
his home, 700 South Rogers. His death came suddenly. He was born
March 12, 1874 in Sturgis, KY. In 1911 Mr. Berry was married to
Randolph Carter, daughter of the pioneer lawyer of the Avalon
community. To this union was born one son, George S. Berry, who
died in 1924. He is survived by his wife and the following
sisters and brothers: Mrs. J. V. King, Mrs. Davis Read, Jones
Berry, all of Sturgis, KY.; E. O. Berry, Omaha, NE; John Berry
of Central City, KY; and Ernest Berry, Sturgis, KY.
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saxon Boze‑Mitchell Funeral Home,
followed by interment in Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie.
The Happy Herald, 29 January 1942.
|Buchanan, Knox A.
Knox A Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Buchanan of this
city, is missing in action according to the following
message received from the Navy Dept. By his parents here,
"The Navy Dept exceedingly regrets to advise you that according
to the records of this department that your son Knox A.
Buchanan, Baker second class, U. S. Navy was performing his duty
in service of his country in the Manila Bay area when that
station capitulated. He will be carried on the records of the
Navy Dept. as missing in action pending further information. No
report of his death or injury has been received and he may be a
prisoner of war. It will probably be a few months before
definite official information can be expected concerning his
status. Sincere sympathy is extended to you in your anxiety and
you are assured that any report received will be communicated to
you promptly." Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs Chief of the Bureau
of Navigation. Buchanan was seeing service on the Minesweeper
Pigeon which was destroyed by Japanese bombs at Corregidor.
An associated press article dated May 13 and carried in the
daily newspapers stated that there was no loss of personnel when
the Pigeon was finally destroyed by Japanese bombs at Corregidor
and that Lt. Commander Richard Ellington Hawes and members of
his crew are presumed to be prisoners of the Japanese. A
similar message was also received by Mrs. Mae Stone, stating
that her son Granville Stone was missing.
The Happy Herald, 14 May 1942.
|Sims, Mrs. J. P.
Death brought many
weeks of suffering to an end for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sims, 73,
wife of J. P. Sims at 2:40 a.m. Monday, February 23 at the
family home in Happy. It had been only five days since Mr. and
Mrs. Sims had observed their 57th wedding anniversary when death
came to separate them. Besides the
husband, nine of the 12 children born to this couple survive.
Forty‑one grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren also survive.
All of the children with the exception of two were at the
bedside of their mother when the end came.
Mrs. Sims whose
maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Mangum, was born Jan. 17, 1869 at
Short Mountain, Cannon County, Tenn. She was married to J. P.
SIMS at the place of her birth on Feb. 18, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Sims
came with their family to McLennan County, Texas in 1890 and it
was in December 1910 that they moved to Happy. They lived at
Snyder from 1917 to 1923 at which time they moved to the Rio
Grande Valley near Weslaco. In 1939 they returned to Happy to
make their home. Funeral services
for Mrs. Sims, a member of the Free Holiness Church, were held
at the Methodist Church in Happy, Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
with Rev. H. W. Carter assisting Rev. Robert Owens, pastor of
the Assembly of God Church in Tulia. Interment was in
the Happy cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home of
Tulia. Five daughters and
four sons, survive: they are: Mrs. Alva Johnson, Snyder; Mrs.
Pearl Crocker, Waco; Mrs. Maggie Doshier, Ira; Mrs. Marie
Lindamood, Weslaco; Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll, Manchester, Tenn.;
AL. Sims of San Antonio; M. J., R. C. and W. S. Sims of Happy.
Two sisters, Mrs. Jane Murrof, McGregor, Tex; and Mrs. Martha
Buagh of Snyder also survive. The following
grandsons served as pallbearers: Leo Sims, Eugene Sims, Morris
Sims, H. V. Dossier, Jr., Hollis Sims and L. H. Sims.
Granddaughters serving as flower girls were: Elnora Dossier,
Rosaline Dossier, Mattie Lee Sims, Lily Fae Sims, Dorothy Mae
Sims, Nelda Joy Sims, Christine Murphey and Helen Sims.
The Happy Herald, 26 February 1942.
||Grenville Stone, son of Mrs. Mae Stone, is missing in action
according to a telegram received from the Navy Dept. here
Sunday. The Happy Herald, 14 May 1942.
|Wakefield, George Thomas
||George Thomas Wakefield, 62, farmer and stockman, died at
3:00 Saturday afternoon at his home in the Childress community.
Services were conducted Monday afternoon at 4:00 in the Griggs
Funeral Chapel in Amarillo by Dr. Earl G. Hamlett, pastor of the
Polk Street Methodist Church with interment in Memorial Park
Cemetery. Besides his widow, Mrs. Constance Wakefield, two
daughters, Mrs. M. K. Glover of Childress and Mrs. John S. Hays
of Kress, seven sons, W. D. Wakefield, S. D. Wakefield and G. T.
Wakefield of Corpus Christi, Gordon Wakefield, Dan Wakefield and
Lewis Wakefield, all of Childress community; a brother, C. H.
Wakefield of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Hill and
Mrs. J. B. Bailey, both of Weatherford, and ten grandchildren
survive. The deceased had been ill for some time. He
lived for a number of years in Amarillo and had operated the
Wakefield's Garage and Camp at the Black Lantern on the Canyon
highway before moving to his farm in the Childress community
about three years ago. The Happy Herald, 17 December
|Walberg, Mrs. Nelson
||Word was received by M. S. Arnold that his youngest sister,
Mrs. Nelson Walberg of Pampa, died November 11 from a heart
attack. Mr. Arnold will attend the funeral, which will be
Friday morning. He will be accompanied by Jack Frost.
The Happy Herald, 12 November 1942
|Wesley, Mrs. H. E.
||Funeral services in tribute to the memory of Mrs. H. E.
(Aunt Lu) Wesley, 82, were held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at
the Wayside Community Church. Rev. John Scott, pastor of
the Baptist Church at Teague, and Rev. M. C. Malone, pastor of
the Baptist Church at Plainview, officiated. Interment was
in the Wayside Cemetery beside the grave of her husband under
the direction of Griggs-Thompson Funeral Home of Canyon.
Mrs. Wesley died Monday night at her home in Happy. She
moved to the site of the present-day Amarillo in 1887 and then
to Randall County in 1890. Her son, H. B. Wesley, was the
first white child born in Potter County. The pioneer
resident of the Panhandle area was a member of the Baptist
Church. Survivors include four sons, H. B. Wesley of
Happy, E. P. Wesley of Canyon, J. W. and G. E. Wesley, both of
Happy; daughter, Mrs. Fred Hext of Happy, thirty-three
grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren. (Picture in
paper) The Happy Herald, 19 March 1942
|Wrenn, J. H.
services for J. H. Wrenn, pioneer Swisher County
Commissioner, who died at his home in Happy early Sunday
morning following a lingering illness, were held at four
Monday afternoon in the Happy Baptist Church with Rev. Ed L.
Hawthorne of Vernon officiating. Interment was
in Happy cemetery under direction of the Griggs‑Thompson
Funeral Home of Canyon. Mr. Wrenn had
been a resident of the Happy community for 25 years, ten
years of which time he served as Swisher County Commissioner
of Precinct No. 1. He was a member of the Baptist Church,
the Masonic Lodge and Modern Woodmen of America. Jesse Hall Wrenn was
born March 24, 1871 in Fannin County, Texas. He was married to
DORA COX, Jan. 1, 1895 at Savoy, Texas. She preceded him in
death on June 21, 1940. To this union were born two sons,
Virgil, who died in 1925 and Hall Wrenn of Happy; two daughters,
Mrs. Henry Jordan of Pampa and Miss Nadeen Wrenn of Happy. A
granddaughter, Frances Wrenn was reared in the home of her
grandparents. Other survivors
are: one brother, P. M. Wrenn of Savoy; five grandchildren,
Frances Marjorie Nell and W. Charles Wrenn and Albert and David
Jordan and a nephew R. S. Walker of Canadian. Mr. Wrenn joined
the Baptist church soon after his marriage and served it
faithfully until his death. He moved with his family from Donley
county, Texas to Happy in Dec. 1917 and was engaged in stock
farming here. The Happy Herald, 12 March 1942.
to Zoe Smith for her many
contributions and to Elaine Stone
for her many submissions. Ladies, without you, this page
would be blank.
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