Fort Worth Democrat  


Yesterday's News In Tarrant County
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The Fort Worth Democrat, 1 March 1873

Capt. William S. Oldham of Fort Worth and Clara O. Marshall were married in Galveston. She is the daughter of Col. John Marshall, formerly editor of the Austin State Gazette and he is a son of Judge William S. Oldham. The latter was a Senator from Texas in the Confederate State Congress and had worked with Marshall on the Gazette.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 8 March 1873

An entertainment was given for the newly organized Hook and Ladder Company by the DeVere Silver Cornet Band with refreshments provided by the Ladies Palace Ice Cream Parlor. Miss Sallie Johnson was named the most popular young lady. Others were Misses Ann T. Harper, Nola Mackey, Kitty Andrews, Mrs. Ellison, Miss Letitia Tucker and Miss Emma Knight. Mrs. S. E. Ellison will give a vocal and instrumental concert, with proceeds to go to the Company, which was named by Miss Sallie M. Johnson in honor of her father, Col. M. T. Johnson.

V. L. Benton, painter, left Fort Worth on the 10th, taking a Glazier's diamond belonging to George Jackson. The suspect is 45 years old with a "flattened nose nestled in a bushy mustache."

Capt. M. B. Loyd, a Trustee of the North Fort Worth Cemetery Association, has engaged the Devere Troupe for the benefit of the cemetery fund.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 29 March 1873

Miss E. Houston of Fort Worth and Mr. James Lindley of Corsicana were married March 19, 1873. Mr. Willey, who lived on the Dallas road, some five miles from town, was killed last Wednesday when his horse fell on him.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 3 May 1873

Capt. Sam Evans, Tuck Boaz and Mr. Fitzgerald left for Tyler to answer charges of violating the Ku Klux Bill. S. Terry was appointed administrator of the estate of I. R. Worrell. J. T. Litton and M. A. Hearne have dissolved their partnership. James M. Gray filed in District Court against Mrs. Uriah Burns regarding a lost deed for Peter's Colony Certificate No. 56. It was patented to the heirs of Alexander Thompson and the defendant was Thompson's only heir.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 31 May 1873

Stereoscopic views of our city have been made by L. W. Crawford. N. H. Wilson has returned from an extended western tour. Mrs. W. H. Richardson's wife, Mary Jane, died May 29th. Mr. Harch and Mr. Ransom were injured when their vehicle overturned on the Dallas Road and were treated by Dr. Isbell at the Prairie House. Desdemona Cheek and T. F. Cheek, executors of the estate of Pendleton Cheek, filed petition with District Court to sell certain lands belonging to the estate.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 7 June 1873

Fort Worth is six years old with a population of 2500; about 20 stores, four hotels, two banks and three newspapers. The town is built in the old Mexican style with the plaza and courthouse in the square.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 12 July 1873

J. A. E. Hoffman, only daughter of L. M. Hoffman died on the 7th, aged 5 months and 14 days. Nat. M. Burford is a candidate for Senator for the District composed ot Tarrant, Ellis and Dallas counties. J. G. Smith, executor, filed for letters of administration on the estate of Virginia E. Smith July 4, 1873.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 19 July 1873

Guests who enjoyed a party at Col. Moore's home included Mrs. Brewster, Mrs. Maddox, Mrs. Ellison, Misses Katie Moore, Thomason, Kittie Andrews, Josie Gant, [name not given] Boaz of Birdville, Emma Knight, Mollie Overton and Ann T. Harper; Judge and Mrs. Wilkins; Dr. and Mrs. Verdier, Gov. Throckmorton and Captain Daggett. Captain Tarrant has gone to Sulphur Springs for his health. Mrs. E. Terry, esteemed early resident of Fort Worth, died Monday of consumption.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 2 August 1873

W. G. Kirk, B. R. Booker, Wm. S. Metcalf and James Prewett left on the 31st for Galveston. Dr. Van Zandt will pay a liberal reward for the recovery of his stolen saddle

The Democratic Executive Committee, met July 19th at Birdville to elect a delegate to the County Convention to be held in Fort Worth Aug. 2nd. A. F. Leonard was the chairman with E. Farmer secretary. Named to the committee to draft resolutions: I. D. Parker, Henry O'Neal, Jeff Earle, C. B. Daggett, F. Smith and Dr. Wallace.

A meeting of Precinct 2 was held at Johnson's Station on July 2nd. Dr. A. K. Middleton nominated S. H. Tummins Chairman and Thomas Spruance Secretary. Delegates to the Convention: John Ray, Dr. A. K. Middleton, Walter Beale, L. L. Joplin, M. W. Ditto, J. W. Sublett, T. N. Buchanan, C. H. Childers, Frank Christman and J. W. S. Morrison.

Delegates from Precinct 1: John Hanna, S. Terry, W. R. Gause, J. P. Smith and P. B. Smallwood.Precinct 3: Delegates: S. D. Sanson, A. H. Boyd, C. W. Smith, A. B. Clark, R. B. Sigler, W. W. McGinnis, J. C. Tharp, J. S. Chapman, E. Crowley and James Joyce.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 4 September 1879

E. J. Tyler and Miss Lee Majors were married at the home of the bride's father Thursday evening, Judge C. C. Cummings, officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 9 September 1879

Dr. M. N. B. Williams, one of our oldest citizens, died yesterday; services will be held with full Masonic honors.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 10 September 1879

Miss M. C. Flanagan and Mr. G. F. Bell were married at the TransContinental Hotel Monday, Rev. W. W. Brimm officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 11 September 1879

Miss Ella Daugherty and E. C. Shugart were married last evening at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. W. W. Brimm officiating Shugart is a salesman for Henry and Underwood Hardware. A private reception was held at the home of Mr. R. F. Tackaberry.

Miss Sallie H. Daniels of this county married John Hood of Tupelo, Miss. August 17th at the residence of J. R. Daniel, Elder R. C. Renfro. Mr. Hood became ill with spinal meningitis on August 19th and died some two weeks later.Rev. A. Fitzgerald's wife, Mary, died Sunday, Sept. 7th at Red Sulphur Springs. She will be buried in the city cemetery Monday morning.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 12 September 1879

The Grand Military Ball, social event of the season, was given at Evan's Hall by the Tarrant Goards with 400 attending. Those in charge of the event were Surgeon A. D. Ansell, Dr. J. P. Booth and Lt. T. H. McMahon.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 17 September 1879

Miss Emma Berry and H. J. Stockett were married at the Southern Methodist Church last night. After the ceremony, a sumptuous repast was served at the home of the groom's sister. Mrs. J. T. Melton. The bride is the adopted daughter of Rev. M. H. Wells.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 10 October 1879

Miss Malinda Bishop and A. G. Brooks were married last evening at the Baptist Church, Rev. Gillespie officiating. A reception was held at the home of the bride following the ceremony.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 25 October 1879

Miss Nettie E. Harrell and Edgar W. Hope were married at the home of the bride's brother, C. L. Harris on the evening of the 23rd.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 30 October 1879

Miss Fannie Darnell and Henry W. Tucker were married on the 29th at the home of Thomas Whitten, Rev. Burnett officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 4 November 1879

After 25 years of separation, the eight brothers and sisters of Stephen Mulkey were reunited at his home on Saturday, November 1st. Rev. Dr. McKenzie, wife and daughter, close friends of the Mulkeys' parents, were also present. The oldest member present was Dr. Mulkey of Kaufman and the youngest Mrs. Orgain, wife of our postoffice clerk.

Miss E. Buford and C. D. King, both of this county, were married Oct. 30, at the home of Dr. Buford, Rev. Robert Logan officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 8 November 1879

George Spiller and wife, the former Miss Belle Loring of Graham, Texas, are at the El Paso Hotel and plan to go east on their bridal tour.

Miss Mary Castele and William Preston were married at St. Andrews' Rectory Friday evening, 7th November, Rev. W. W. Patrick officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 13 November 1879

One of the most noted marriages that ever occured in Fort Worth took place Tuesday evening, when Mr. Hendrock Henderson, aged 34, married Mrs. Caroline D. Witwa, aged 66, the ceremony being performed by Judge McClung.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 14 November 1879

Miss S. E. Pugh and G. H. Herrell, both of Arlington, were married yesterday at the Trans-Continental Hotel. During the reception following the ceremony, Deputy Sheriff Isbell summoned the groom for jury duty.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 9 December 1879

Miss Nannie A. Thornton married Thomas R. Sandidge on Tuesday December 6th, at the home of her father, J. A. Thornton.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 12 December 1879

Miss Fannie Waggoman and W. C. Fly were married last evening at the First Cumberland Presbyterian church, Rev. M. D. Fly officiating. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Capt. Lyles, brother- in-law of the bride.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 14 December 1879

William H. Stahl and Mrs. Ann Genkins were married in Mansfield on the 9th. Dennis Mahoney and Mary A. Wallace and John B. Graves and Octavia Wallace were married in a double ceremony on the same date.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 26 December 1879

James S. Davis, prominent young lawyer, and Miss Susie C. Kennedy were married last evening at the home of Capt. O. S. Kennedy, Rev. Allen officiating.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 27 December 1879

Frank Leslie Fox, stepson of Col. J. P. Smith, died yesterday morning at the Smith residence. He was born in Carroll Co. Miss. July 7, 1862. Six uniformed cadets were present at the large funeral service and a resolution of respect was passed by A & M College.

The Fort Worth Democrat, 30 December 1879

Professor F. P. Prewitt of Fort Worth and Miss Effie Emery were married at the home of the bride's father near Kaufman, Texas.





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