Frank Gaston, Editor & Proprietor


Mr. John E. Sargent & Mrs. N.M. Edmundson were married at the bride’s home in Granbury last Sunday morning, Rev. J.S. Fine officiating. We wish them a long and happy married life.

Elder E.S. Cummings of the Christian Church will begin a protracted meeting at Tolar next Saturday night.

Mr. T.O. Martin spent several days at Stephenville the past week.

Mr. J.R. Boyd has moved his family to his Thorp Spring residence.

Ed Hilbun is holding down the bookkeeper’s desk at the bank this week.

Miss Rena Blake of Quanah, came in on Saturday for a visit to Dr. Hanna’s family.

Miss Maye Plummer of Cleburne, is in the city visiting her friend, Miss Ora Skipper.

Mrs. W.O. Hightower, and Miss Kate, from Georgetown, are visiting Mr. I.O. Hightower’s family

The democratic convention of Somerville [sic] county instructed for Hon. Lee Riddle for State Senator.

Miss Fay Brown of Cleburne, was in the city last week visiting her friend, Miss Bessie Hightower.

Dr. Hanna leaves this week for Quanah, where he will spend the summer recuperating his shattered health.

John Swafford is now constable for precinct no. 1.

Mr. D.W. Evans, the photographer, visited in Fort Worth this week.

Mrs. J.A. Formwalt returned on Sunday from her visit to Palestine.

Messrs. Mark Logan & Eli Oxford of Stephenville, were in the city yesterday.

In reply to numerous inquiries we will state that Jim Lancaster has not yet given bond.

Mr. E. Barbee and family left on Monday for a visit to relatives at Bangs, Brown county.

Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Lees entertained their young friends in a social party on Tuesday evening.

Mr. Harry Boon of Thorp Spring, represented Hood county in the prohibition state convention.

Frank Salmon left on Tuesday for a visit to Mineral Wells. He will also take in the Encampment at Austin before returning.

The disciples of Terpsicore were royally entertained at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Doyle last Friday evening.

Mr. W.R. Joyce and family of Paluxy passed through last Monday for a visit to their old home in Tarrant county.

Ed Doyle and John Tandy left Tuesday morning at break of day for a week’s fishing and hunting in the Palo Pinto mountains.

Messrs. Albert Miller, Elmo McClellan and Will Thrash will attend the State Encampment at Austin with the 3rd regiment band, and will leave in a few days.

Elder A. Clark of Thorp Spring attended the state meeting of teachers at Galveston last week.


Miss Annie Smith came in on Monday from Channing, where she had just closed a successful term of school.

Miss Bettie Robertson returned on Monday from Fort Worth where she has been attending the school of methods.

Reprinted from Hood County Genealogical Society Newsletter dated May 1997