Yesterday's News In Tarrant County
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Abstracts from the Fort Worth Register, 1902
Originally appeared in Footprints, August 1991, v.34 no.2

Compiled by Barbara Knox



Saturday April 6, 1902

The Sons of the Confederate Veterans of Fort Worth entertained today at City Hall auditorium with a rally such as never before seen in Fort Worth. Committee in charge of arrangements: Knox W. Anderson, Sidney Samuels, W. B. Paddock, W. M. Massie?, George W. Clark, W. W. Lane, W. W. Tolhart, John M. Adams, J. M. Ball, S. S. Potts and J. Stockett.


Saturday April 12, 1902

Many prominent delegates to the national reunion of Confederate Veterans at Dallas will make Fort Worth their headquarters. Judge A. W. Terrell of Austin and Dr. John G. Terrell (surgeon general in General Lee's Army), of Lynchburg, Va. will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Terrell. Major General K. M. Van Zandt, commanding the Texas Division of Confederate Veterans, will entertain General and Mrs. J. B. Robertson of Waco. When the roll of SCV is called at Dallas at the national convention, fort Worth will respond with a membership of 1240 - which leads the entire South. Capt. W. B. Paddock has been chosen as an additional aide de camp on Commander Houghton's staff.


Sunday May 4 1902

The Confederate reunion brought together many long separated friends and relatives but possibly one of the happiest was the reuniting for the first time in 25 years several brothers and sisters of Mrs. Sam Davidson. For the first time since childhood she had the members of her family with her. A brother, Dr. H. C. Jones of Asheville, N. C., W. H. Jones of Granbury, another brother and a sister, Mrs. William Young of Asheville, made up the family party. Two of Mrs. Davidson's brothers were killed while in service for the Confederacy.


Saturday, April 6, 1902

Miss Isabelle Cassidy and Charles H. Bremer of Des Moines, Iowa were married at her sister's home (Mrs. Frances McElwee) last wednesday afternoon. They will live in Des Moines.

Miss Martha Barton Phillips and Charles Street Dulin of Sherman were married recently at the home of the bride;s parents, Capt. and Ms. Mortimer Phillips, on Lamar Street. The couple will visit Mexico on their bridal trip.


Sunday, April 13, 1902.

Robert H. Harkey of Fort Worth and Mrs. Florida Josephine Cutchins Young of Atlanta, Georgia were married yesterday in the parlor of the Worth Hotel, Dr. Luther Little, minister of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Young is a cousin of Mississippi Senator Cockrell. Her first husband was a leading physician in Atlanta. Mr. Harkey is a resident of Polytechnic Hill and was formerly a banker and merchant at Waxahachie [Ellis County, Tex. before retiring. "The bride and groom are well along in years."


April 27, 1902

Miss Eloise McPherson and John Marvin Boyd were married last Wednesday at First Christian Church. A reception was held after the ceremony attended by many out of town friends and relatives. The bride is the daughter of one of the most popular ministers in Texas. The couple will live in Cleburne [Johnson Co. Tex.] after a trip to North Carolina to visit friends and relatives.

Miss Rosa Laney and Mr. Thomas Scott Haws were married last Wednesday evening in Mulkey Memorial Church.


Saturday, May 4, 1902

Dr. Covert and Mrs. Virginia Ford were married last Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Scoble, in the presence of only immediate family and friends.


June 1, 1902

The marriage of two former Fort Worth residents, Martin B. Stubbs and Miss Margaret Bentley, will take place June 5th at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bentley, in Thornberry, Texas. The couple met two years ago when Mr. Stubbs held the chair of science in the Fort Worth University and Miss Bentley was a student. He is presently with the civil service in Santo Domingo and they will return there immediately following the wedding.

Miss Annie Callahan and Mr. Zerrie J. Steel of Fort Worth will be married June 4th in Rusk, Tex. The couple will be at home in Fort Worth after June 15th.

Mr. George R. Collett came to Fort Worth from Chicago to work with Armours when they began their business here. It was no secret that his heart was left behind in the possession of Miss Florence Herendeen. A few weeks ago, she came with her father on a business trip to Dallas. Mr. Collett had bought the Winthrop place in Arlington Heights, looking forward to a September date. But when Miss Herendeed arrived in Fort Worth it didn't take him long to point out that there was no need for her to return to Chicago. Since her father would not give the final word of consent, a telegram brought Mrs. Herendeen to Fort Worth and she immediately sided with the young couple. The romance had a happy ending when the wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Hyde in the new home in Arlington Heights.


Sunday, June 8, 1902

Miss Myrtle Ligon and Dr. E. L. Miller were married at Broadway Presbyterian Church. An informal reception was held at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony. Jennie DeGoey Williams, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Williams was married to E. P. Reynolds, prominent cattleman. After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple will live in Fort Worth.


Sunday, June 15, 1902

Miss Willye Feild was married to Mr. Joe M. Collins at the home of Dr. Feild on June 10th. Attendants were Sam Henderson, Miss Lottie Bartelle, J. W. Estes and Mrs. G. V. Morton, sister of the bride. The couple are at home at 416 West Daggett.

Miss Nan Delilah Spencer and George F. Rozelle were married June 11, 1902 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Spencer, 508 Adams Street. Attendants were Archer Diboll and Miss Sallie Spencer, sister of the bride. Rev. Luther Little officiated. Several hundred friends were present and the gifts displayed bore testimony to the love and esteem held for this popular couple. They are at home at 906 West Weatherford.

Miss Agnes Haas and James H. Cheatham were married Wednesday Morning [June 11] at the home of the bride, Father Guget officiating. Among the many gifts received was a handsome suite of furniture from the Fort Worth National Bank, where the groom has been employed for the past few years and two rockers from the "boys."

Mr. and Mrs. Keeler, Mrs. C. D. Brown, Mrs. Winfield Scott and Mr. J. W. Mitchell were guests at Decatur Wednesday for the marriage of Miss Electra Waggoner and Albert Buchman Wharton of Philadelphia. The couple met while touring the Eastern hemisphere. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Waggoner. After an extended European tour the couple will live in Philadelphia.

The apron sale for the benefit of All Saints Hospital will be held on the lawn at the residence of mr. and mrs. Harry Shelton, corner of Florence and Third Streets next Thursday evening.


June 17, 1902.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam S. Winner gave a dance at Gruenwald's park honoring Miss Rosenbaum of Texarkana and Miss Winner of Palestine.


Sunday, June 22, 1902.

H. Greathouse, prominent citizen of Decatur, died last night, aged 79. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Miss Anna A. West of Waco and Dan A. Kelly were married Wednesday at high noon, Rev. Carrol officiating. The bride wore a brown suit with a touch of blue and a piece of hand embroidery which had been worn by three other brides. After a trip to New Orleans, the couple will live in Waco where the groom is a prominent attorney.

Miss Mary Edith Bowman and Richard R. Beck were married Wednesday evening at Trinity Chapel by Rev. Cotton. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the groom's attendant was Ed Hoffman.


Sunday June 29, 1902

Miss Abbye Johnston and John Douglas Walker were married last Wednesday evening at St. Andrews Parish house. After the ceremony, a brief reception was held at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. L. J. Clayton.

Miss Nellie Hadsell and John Brady were married last sunday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. Y. Carey. The couple will live in Temple [Texas].

Miss Feeney Marie Murphy and Mr. Bert Stanley were married last Tuesday, surprising friends and relatives, since the date was set for next September. The couple left for a wedding trip to Colorado and other western states and will live on Cannon Avenue. Rev. Dr. Murphy, formerly pastor of the fourth Street Methodist church, is the bride's paternal grandfather and she is related on the maternal side to the Winston and Pettus families of Alabama. She is the granddaughter of the well known Capt. John H. Feeney of Texas, for whom she is named.





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