Collin County Texas Research
The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, May 5, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 12
J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.
Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here with noted exceptions. Language and spelling are as they appear in the original text, and although some editing has been done in the interest of space, all surnames have been included in each extract. Some articles of little genealogical interest have been included for amusement or general information. Omissions are indicated by .... Transcriber’s notes are in brackets.
DAVIDSON & DOGGETT. Attorneys at Law, McKinney, Texas.
THOMAS & JENKINS. Attorneys - at - Law, McKinney, Texas.
GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.
John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.
Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.
G. F. THOMAS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.
B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.
W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.
R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.
K. R. CRAIG. Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.
John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.
Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.
FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.
H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.
City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.
SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.
[Many of the General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]
C. J. CREED. Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. East Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas.
Country Produce. The FOOTE House will pay the highest market price in cash for bgutter, eggs, chickens and other produce for table use. CALHOUN & BEMENT. McKinney, Texas.
McKINNEY LETTER LIST
List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, April 28, 1883....
BERRY, Miss M.; DICKSON, Mrs. D.; DUFFIE, M.B.; GILSON, T. W.; HANSOME, Mrs.; HENRY, J. E.; KINNEY, M. C.; KOHL, J.W.; MATHIS, Mrs. L.; PROVENCE, Jno. H.; STEWART, Mrs. A.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised....Jas W. THOMAS, Postmaster.
PLANO LETTER LIST
List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Plano ..... May 1, 1883.
ALFORD, A.; BELL, T. W.; BROWN, Mollin; CAMPBELL, W. T.; CASSON, E.; COUSIN, C.M.;
CAPIN, Mr.; DAVIS, Fred; OJARULFF, O. M.; DAVIS, N. N.; DANIEL, M.; CLYENT, Tom; GRAVES, F. M.; HARP, R. G. Or E. T.; HALL, C.; ISOM, N. J.; JOHNSON, C. W.; JOHNSON, C.; KALTON, L. W.; LONG, Allen; MARSHALL Bros.; SMILEY, T. C., 3; SIMMONS, M.; SEHIE, John; SUNDAY, Jennie; FERRELL, Lizzie; WALKEN, J.; WALKER. W. C.; YATES, Ida.
List of packages.... MARSHALL Bros.; BETTIS, Jos., 2;
In calling for letters ....please say advertised. C. C. DEWEY, P. M.
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES
Dennison, Texas. A Commercial Failure. Some excitement was occasioned in business circles this morning by the ....failure of I. YIEDEL, keeper of a populat and much patronized saloon. The excitement was somewhat heightened by the unknown whereabouts of Mr. YIEDEL.
A negro named Bill ANDERSON had his right arm badly lacerated at the gin of w. C. BURRIS on las Monday.
R. H. PARKER returned from Abilene...and has been quite sick at home since. We are glad to kow that he has struck a good thing out west.
Dr. John MCCARTY has purchased the really handsome building site of J. L. WHITE in SHORT’s addition and will erect a residence and make it his home.
The many friends of Dr. John McCARTY, an old family physician of McKinney, will be rejoiced to know that he has returned and determined to make McKinney his home for the remainder of his life. He has formed a copartnership with Dr. T. W. WILEY and at once enters the practice.
F. H. WELCH is now with Jno. D. PAGE, in the Insurance Agency and will be glad to write Policies for his friends.
Mr. B. D. LITTLEJOHN has placed on our table some fine potatoes of the Early Rome variety, as large as hens’ eggs.
On Tuesday last, Miss Sallie BATTLE gave her scholars a nice little picnic, near the city.
Dr. FOOTE, J. S. STOVALL and others ‘lit’ out for the lakes this week to see if they could catch a fish as large as the one Jonah swallowed.
Chas. T. MORRISS, indicted here for forgery and who forfeited his bond, was seen in Dallas, last Tuesday....he was arrested in Fort Worth. Sheriff WARDEN, learning of it sent a deputy after him, but he had made his escape from the chain gang of that city.
Messrs. BATES & SEAY have begun to move their frame buildings from the East side of the square, preparatory to erecting bricks.
Letter from Georgia. .....As I was a citizen of old Collin county for one year, I feel interested in your paper. If it had not been for my parents [being ill] I would have been in Texas to-day. I went to Texas in 1880 and farmed with a gentleman by the name of Jonathan GRAYUM. [signed] Daniel ALLISON.
EX-CONFEDERATES IN COLLIN COUNTY
A Good Time Coming...Preliminary meeting of ex-confederates, at McKinney, to prepare for the formal and forever burial of the hatchet.
A large number of the Association of ex-Confederate Missourians, old settlers, members of ROSS’ brigade, ECTOR’s brigade, Col. FITZHUGH’s regiment and JOHNSON’s spies of Collin county, Texas, met at McKinney on Saturday. April 28, 1883, pursuant to a call of the president of the Association ...for the purpose of making preparations for the joint reunion in August next....The meeting was a large and enthusiastic one, in which all the above and old settlers were largely represented....
The President [Colonel Thomas H. MURRAY].... called the meeting to order and appointed a committee to submit ....plans for the joint reunion in August next. The committee was composed of Hon. J. W. THROCKMORTON, chairman; Colonel William FITZHUGH, Captain W. A. RHEA of McKinney, Colonel D. A. WILLIAMS, of Dallas; Captain W. H. LEMMON, Hon. W. N. BUSH, of Collin county, Captain H. C. MACK, of McKinney, Colonel J. H. JENKINS. .....
The committee recommended the following persons on the various committees: Old Settlers - G. A. FOOTE of McKinney; ROSS’ Brigade - J. P. NENNEY, of McKinney; ECTOR’s Brigade - J. H. JENKINS of McKinney; FITZHUGH’s Regiment - William H. TAYLOR, of McKinney; Ex-Confederate Missourians - Thomas H. MURRAY and Silas BOYD, of McKinney. In behalf of ex-Confederates generally - H. C. MACK, F. M. HILL, James WARE, James H. LOVEJOY, George WHITE, L. W. OGLESBY, John A. BUCK, Hon. W. W. MERRITT, of McKinney. .........
A committee on finance was appointed of the following parties:
McKinney, Texas. Colonel John JOHNSON, L. W. OGLESBY, Jas. A. ASTON, W. N. BUSH, J. D. NAYLOR, R. C. CLARK, C. V. QUESINBERRY [sic], Joseph KELLEY, Dr. J. P. COFFEY, T. E. SHIRLEY, G. W. CHRISTIE, Eugene SHELBORN, John C. WHITE, Osborne STONE, Dr. L. W. GRAVES, J. E. JONES, W. L. BOYD, Francis EMMERSON, George MOUNTCASTLE, Joseph W. WADDILL, Joseph HUFFMAN, A. G. GRAVES, T. C. GOODNER, treasurer;
Dallas, Texas. Thomas B. FISHER, A. R. WHITE, D. A. WILLIAMS, W. T. COCHRAN, W. H. LEMMON, John M. STEMMONS, General W. L. CABELL, Col. C. S. MITCHELL, J. W. ALLEN Jas. E. BARKLEY.
Polston, Texas. Dudley CONNER.
Whitesboro, Texas. Dr. W. H. TROLLINGER.
Farmington, Texas. Wm. WHEAT.
Sherman, Texas. Jesse Loving, Thos. W. RANDALPH [sic], J. V. COCKRELL, A. R. ANDREWS, Dr. STAPLES.
Van Alstyne, Texas. J. S. PATTIE, Dr. J. L. LESLIE.
Denison, Texas. Dr. J. H. MAUGHS, C. B. RANDALL.
Kentuckytown, Texas. N. A. ANDERSON.
Gainesville, Texas. Ed MORRIS, F. M. DAUGHERITY, J. M. LINDSEY, General William HUDSON, John LATIMORE, W. C. TWITTY.
Denton, Texas. Judge J. A. CARROLL, F. E. PINER, Thomas BACCUS, Manterville WILLIS.
Little Elm Post office. A. M. RUST.
Louisville, Texas. John FOX.
Pilot Point, Texas. W. A. KENDALL, Nicholson WILSON, C. C. COPENHAVER.
Bonham, Texas. David THINE, John B. ABERNATHY, Ben F. HAYES, Hon. J. W. CHENEWORTH.
Dodd City, Texas. Captain Randall, Edmond DODD.
Savoy, Texas. George G. LINDSEY.
Ladonia, Texas. J. H. B. HOCKENBURY.
Greenville, Texas. J. Poke LOWERY, Wm. PERKINS, Dan UPERGROVE, Mr. GEE, Captain WADE.
Rockwall, Texas. Capt. HEATH, Chaney ALLEN.
Terrell, Texas. General Jno. E. GRIFFITH, James HARRIS, B. R. HOUGHTON.
Kaufman County, Texas. Chas. JONES. Jno. HARDIN, Hardin MOORE.
A committee [of contributions] ...whose duty it shall be to canvass towns and neighborhoods and solicit contributions in the way of eatables.....recommended the following names on the committee:
McKinney, Texas: E. R. STIFF, A. L. JONES, L. H. GRAVES, H. W. ARDINGER, R. C. WHITE, J. B. WILMETH, Jacob AARON, Jessie SHAIN, T. C. BOONE, Henry HERNDON, E. WHITELY, S. H. FOX, John McKINNEY, G. W. KERR, J. W. KIRBY, John HEDGECOKE [sic], George HERNDON, J. P. FIELDING.
Farmersville, Texas. Thomas TATUM; W. B. BUMPAS, Dr. A. H. NEATHERY, I. W. KIMSEY, Robert A. RIKE, Dr. A MURCHISON, H. CARVER;
Nevada, Texas. Harrisson BRUMMET, J. G. DAVIE, John McMINN;
Millwood, Texas. J. DEWEES, R. A. TAYLOR, C. C. DAUGHERETY;
St. Paul, Texas. F. BOYD, Eureka James GALLAGHER, James HERNDON, James SNIDER, WM.
HOUSEWRIGHT, R. R. WHISENANT, J. B. ENGLEMAN, Sales COFFEY, Robert SNEED, J. B. ROGERS, Joseph WILSON:
Allen, Texas. Jones C. MOORE, John MILTON, J. L. BROWN, W. D. BERRY, Joe INGLAND, H. BUTCHER, T. W. BOWER, J. W. FRANKLIN, Dave DAVIS, W. A. KINKADE, T. M. BOON;
Lebanon, Texas. White ROACH, Dr. B. S. SHELBORN, Leslie BUSH, W. M. JOHNSON, C. S. HAGGARD, J. MARTIN, T. J. FURGESON, A. B. MAYS, A. E. QUISENBERRY, W. M. BUSH, John EDMONSON;
Plano, Texas. George BOWAN, R. C. CARPENTER, Silas HARRINGTON, J. A. JACKSON, J. A. FELKER, R. H. BROWN, William WELLS, Jerry BOGUS, Joe FORMAN, Homer MURRAY, Babe HOUSERIGHT, J. ALDRIDGE, W. M. WEAVER, Jack BOWEN, C. C. DEWEY, William BEVERLY, John KENDRICK, F. L. VANCE;
Melissa, Texas. S. D. HATLER, A. SCRIBNER, J. P. HUNTER, Dick COFFEY, J. M. GRAVES, George COFFMAN, John KINKAID, John NICHOLSON, Dr. D. L. PARDUE;
Womble’s post-office. J. J. WOMBLE, Thos. GRISHAM;
Blue Ridge. William WORDEN, Dick MITCHEL, Jack JENKINS, Ira SELLERS;
Rhea’s Mill, Texas. Joe LEWIS, Mack SMITH, W. D. DAVIS, Alex NEWMAN, Charles MARTIN, Jeff ROBINSON, W. F. THUBOTTOM, Charles SNIDER, W. A. RHEA;
Celina, Texas. C. J. STONE, J. W. KERR, G. E. CARUTH, P. F. HUTCHERSON, M. S. WYNN, T. J. FINLEY, Abile STELTZER;
Weston, Texas. Arch WHITE, Frank M. DOUGLASS, Tip SMITH, Jake HELMS, A. A. CALLAHAN, Capt. Russell, Commodore HERRON.
Mantua, Texas. Tom BILES, Johnson DYSART, W. C. McKINNEY;
Rock Hill, Texas. Coleman WHITE, Dock HILL, James FIELDS, F. G. LEWIS, James R. MOORE, J. N. CHASE, Dick COLLINS;
Decatur, Texas. William SACHSEY, William MURPHY, R. A. SAYLES, W. C. BARKER, J. M. SULLIVAN, Dr. D. C. PARDUE;
Rowlett Creek, Texas. Hogan WITT, Dave MILTON; and
Melissa, Texas. Col. Tom SCOTT.
A Committee on invitation [was composed of these parties]: Colonel Thos. H. MURRAY, Col. D. A. WILLIAMS, and E. G. BOWER.
A Committee for Association of Ex-Confederate Missourians [was composed of these parties]: Colonel A. Good GRAVES; Major R. M. HENDERSON, and J. J. THOMPSON; Captain Thomas w. RANDOLPH; Captain Wm. WORDEN; Captain J. O. STRAUGHAN; Colonel L. M. MARTIN, and H. C. MACK; General G. W. RUSS.
A Committee on reception [was composed of these parties]: Gen. W. L. CABELL, Col. W. N. BUSH, Hon. J. W. THROCKMORTON, Wm. McKINNEY, Col. J. V. COCKRELL, Hon. W. W. MERRITT, Capt. J. C. RHEA, Capt. R. M. BOARD, Capt. David STIFF, Capt. W. L. BOYD, Capt. T. T. EMMERSON, Hon. W. D. LAIR, Judge R. MALTBIER, R. C. WHITE, Dan MALVERN.
A Committee on Decoration [was composed of these parties]: J. W. HAMILTON, Thos. J. CLOYD, H. ALEXANDER, H. W. ARDINGER, Peter TURBETT, W. H. VARNER, W. HUNSTABLE, J. B. NEWSOM, B. W. RHINE.
[The gathering] ....were ably entertained by quite a number of orators....among whom were Captain BUSH, MERRITT, Colonel H. C. MACK, Judge GOODNER, Captain JENKINS, Tuck HILL, Col. FITZHUGH, and others.
Roddy STIFF, and Miss NIXON were married on last Thursday evening.
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