Kinsearching April 17, 2011




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     This week we conclude the selected items found in a 1908 clipping from the Dallas Semi-Weekly Farm News, published in Dallas, Texas. Although the exact date of the issue is not shown, the dates of the entries indicate it was printed in early August. (Editor’s note: Some punctuation has been added for clarity and surnames have been capitalized for emphasis.)

     Greenville, TX – Aug. 7 – “Justice of the Peace Henry CAMPBELL yesterday afternoon fixed the bond of Mrs. Ed ARNOLD of Fairlie, who has been in jail on a charge of killing her...year-old step-(son?) at $3,000....” (part of clipping torn)

     San Angelo, TX – Aug. 9 – “D. G. FIELDS of Colorado City, Tex., was here this week and disinterred the remains of Mrs. Annie DRENNAND, who was buried here on July 30, 1886. These were taken to Colorado City and reinterred.”

     Paris, TX – Aug. 8 –“While Ed MCCOY, a young man 25 years old and unmarried, who lives with his mother and sister in West Paris and is employed as bottler at the Paris Bottling Works on Bonham street (sic), was engaged in charging a soda fountain tank. {I}t exploded and he was fatally injured. He died after having been removed to the hospital. The accident occurred yesterday.”

     San Angelo, TX – Aug. 9 – “At a meeting of the directors of the Business Club, it was decided to place an exhibit of Tom Green County products at the Dallas Fair, and C. B. METCALFE will be asked to take charge. A committee composed of President Jerry RUST of the club and W. B. HUNTER has been appointed to solicit funds, and will easily raise enough to make a creditable exhibit.”
     (Editor’s note: The “Dallas Fair” probably refers to the State Fair of Texas, which is still held annually in Dallas.)

     Sherman, TX – Aug. 8 – “Arthur NICHOLS of Sherman, 27 years old, a native of Sherman, and a graduate of the State (sic) school for the blind, is a candidate for chaplain of the Thirty-First (sic) Legislature. He is preparing to place his claims before all the Democratic nominees.”
     (Editor’s note: The state school for the blind was located in Austin, Texas. Arthur F. Nichols, age 19, is listed as a pupil on the 1900 census. Source: Texas. Travis County, 1900 U. S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Heritage Quest. : 2011.)

     Rosser, TX – Aug. 7 – “J. A. ROBERTSON and John COCHRAN shipped a car of canned Elberta peaches to Dallas today, value $1,500. These goods are in great demand, being superior to California peaches. Besides canning vegetables for their own and neighbors’ consumption, Mr. Robertson will put in a much larger plant next year.”

     Sherman, TX – Aug. 8 – “Relative to the movement recently put on foot to induce German farmers to come to Grayson County and locate upon small farms, W. S. RUSSELL, one of the most energetic promoters, said that there is an unprecedented lull in immigration from Europe, for which no one seems able to account.”

     Snyder, TX – Aug. 7 – “Word was received here of the killing of Albert SCOTT at Plains, near the New Mexico line, by a horse’s fall. Deceased was a son of Judge George R. SCOTT of San Antonio, and was well-known throughout Scurry and other counties in this section of Texas.”

     San Antonio, TX – Aug. 6 –“While standing in front of her mirror this morning, combing her hair, Miss Opal VANCE, residing at 116 North Laredo street (sic) dropped dead. She was only 28 years old.”


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