FAMILY OF LOUISE GAY KIGHT AND JOSEPH COLUMBUS DICKEY
LOUISE GAY KIGHT was born February 24, 1862 in White Pine, Mineral County, West Virginia, and died March 17, 1937 in Floydada, Floyd County, Texas. She is buried at Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. She married JOSEPH COLUMBUS DICKEY November 01, 1880 in Weston, Collin County, Texas-by Old Parson Elliot just after sunup. He was born August 03, 1856 in Arkansas, and died September 29, 1941 in West Texas or Clinton, Oklahoma per Stewart-Kight family bible.
Notes for LOUISE GAY KIGHT:
TAKEN FROM INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME BY KIGHT RESEARCHERS IN WESTERNPORT, MARYLAND.
"Louise Gay Kight was the 7th child of Emanuel Miller and Charlotte Ayers Kight. She was born in Calhoun County, West Virginia at White Pine on Feb. 4, 1862.
In 1873, when Louise was 11 years old, the family moved to Glenville, West Virginia where the State Normal School was located. There she attended school for four years. Old report cards still in existence show she studied Arithmetic, Geography, Spelling, Reading, and Penmanship, and all her grades were within the GOOD range according to her teacher Mr. Elmer H. Dodson. Though this was a State Normal School, demerits were given, and Louise got enough demerits to show she had spirit.
In 1877, the family moved to Elmont, Texas, near Van Alstyne in Collin County, Texas. It was here that she met and married Joseph Columbus Dickey.
She had a forgiving and uncritical spirit and dealt gently with all her grandchildren as well as friends. (This was confirmed by all her grandchildren who were fortunate enough to know and love her.)
Joseph Columbus Dickey and Louise Gay Kight were married at Old Parson Elliot's before breakfast on November 1, 1880. They had spent the night the the Elliots and were married a little after sunup on a Monday morning.
GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE
A college that offers both professional and general education with emphasis on teacher education was established by the Legislature in 1972 as the Glenville Branch of the West Virginia Normal School. Became Glenville State Normal School in 1898. Became the Glenville State Teachers College in 1930 with 4 year degree granting status. The present name was approved in 1943 by the Legislature. FROM A HISTORICAL MARKER AT THE GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE."
Notes for JOSEPH COLUMBUS DICKEY:
WRITTEN BY MERLE SCOGGIN KNIGHT (FAMILY HISTORY # 329) IN THE HISTORY OF GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS PUBLISHED BY THE GRAYSON COUNTY FRONTIER VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, 1979.
Joseph Columbus Dickey, my grandfather, migrated from Arkansas to Collin County, Texas and married Louise Gay Kight in 1880 at Weston, Collin County, Texas. He moved his family to Claude, Armstrong County, Texas in 1893 where he worked in a mercantile store while making repeated excursions over into "The Nation" (Oklahoma) to run for land. Being unsuccessful in procuring land, he moved his family to Grayson County in 1894 and bought a parcel of land about 1 1/2 miles north of the community of Ethel. A few years later, he bought the old "Warren" place about 2 1/2 miles south of Ethel. There the family lived until 1912 when they moved to Gunter, Grayson County, Texas, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the Gunter Bible College just east of Gunter. Both parents and children were members of the Church of Christ. Mr. Dickey's family grew up in Grayson County.
In 1918, Mr. Dickey decided to move west, so he sold his land and moved to Floyd County, Texas in the Panhandle. The children of "Joe" and "Lou" as they were called were as follows:
CHILDREN OF LOUISE GAY KIGHT AND JOSEPH COLUMBUS DICKEY
Cella Eva Dickey - taught school for years in West Texas.
Alla Mae Dickey
Georgia Ann Dickey - She married A. Luther Scoggin and lived in Grayson County in the Ethel community until 1918, when they moved to West Texas.
Leola Dickey - She first married M. Andrew Welch of Grayson County. Andrew died in 1918 and Leola moved to West Texas where she later married Claude Tatum.
Joseph Edward (Kight)- served in the U.S. Navy in World War I. After the war, he moved to Floydada, Texas where he married Winnie Mae Stanley. He died in Tucson, Arizona in 1942.
Charlotte Ayers (Dott) - She married Alvin P. Horn of Gunter and moved to McKinney, Texas where Mr. Horn was in the grocery business. In the 1920s, they moved to West Texas.
Joel Ray Dickey - Moved to West Texas with his parents in 1918 and married Pauline Bishop of Floydada inn 1923.
Of the above Dickey children, only three survive in 1978, those being Alla Mae Hatchett, Charlotte Ayers Horn and Joel Ray Dickey. The two youngest live in Lubbock.
Joel Ray Dickey and Alvin Luther Scoggin organized an automobile agency in Lubbock, Texas in 1929. This agency is known as Scoggin-Dickey Buick Company. It still exists, being the oldest family owned and operated automobile agency in Texas. It is still owned and operated by the Scoggin-Dickey descendants."
FAMILY OF VIOLA KIGHT AND J. ROBERT BLANTON
VIOLA KIGHT was born 01 Mar 1864 in Perry County, Ohio, and died 30 Jul 1936 in Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas. She was buried in Claude, Armstrong County, Texas. She married (1) JOSEPH ROBERT BLANTON, son of CHARLES BLANTON and ZILPHA BLANTON. He was born about 1860 in Texas-did team work with horses and mules. She married (2) W. R. MCINNIS. He was born about 1872 in Mississippi, and died before 1930.
Notes for VIOLA KIGHT:
On 1910 Armstrong County, Texas census, Pct 2, Claude, SD 18, Ed 6, sheet 6, p. 253, household 93-95. He is listed as a retail hardware merchant.
CHILDREN OF VIOLA KIGHT AND J. ROBERT BLANTON
Maudie Mae Blanton - born 17 December 1884; died October 1912
Robert Earl Blanton
Dennis Mansell Blanton
Oliver Clyde Blanton
Willie Bess Blanton - born 23 February 1897; nothing further is known about this child
Henry Leo Blanton
Two other children who died prior to 1910
© L.L. Kight 2002