September 7, 1916
Mary's Creek - Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Crabb, a fine girl. All doing
Bomarton - Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. W. McGlothlin, a ten pound boy, last
Truman - Buchanan wedding in Midlothian
Levelview - L. E. Cox of Richland was down in our community on Monday.
Mrs. Burnett spend a week with Mrs. T. A. Cox. *
Levelview - Mrs. Ura Cox will attend school at Seymour this fall and
Caldwell - Phillips wedding
W. H. Reynolds and Wilma Gibbs married in Stamford
September 14, 1916
Laundry Improves - Morrow and Gilbert, proprietors of the Seymour Steam
Laundry are keeping it up in a class with big city establishments. They
have recently added a big tumbler, at a cost of $500.00 which is used
for washing underwear, pillow slips, etc. Steam is forced through the
cloth and drying is by means of a fan on the inside, blowing hot air.
Another machine is a hydraulic press for handling towels, etc. , leaving
them fluffy instead of flat. *
Mr. and Mrs. Olsen are the proud parents of a fine boy, born a week ago
Saturday. He is getting to be quite a youngster by this time. *
Mary Townsen weds in Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Blanks went to Denton Wednesday to see the former's
mother who has been sick for some time. *
Bohac and Pastusek wedding in Megargel
Westover - Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dormier, last week, a son, also to
Mr. and Mrs. Webb, a daughter. All are doing well. *
Westover - J. F. Hawkins and family of Loving visited Mrs. Hawkins
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Webb, and incidentally the new girl at
Westover - J. P. Elam is very low at this writing. He is not
expected to live. *
Westover - Ira White has lumber on the ground for a 20 foot extension to
his storehouse. *
Levelview - The stork has visited our community lately presenting Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Meuse with a girl babe. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Earlee Samsill
with a new girl. *
Levelview - Mrs. Bertie Hammett came in from Haskell to visit her
parents, Mrs. and Mrs. T. A. Cox.*
Levelview - Floyd Thompson of Plainview visited kinfolks here Wednesday.
Mrs. Frances is dead (Ruth Durham, wife of W. H. Frances) - very long
A fine girl arrived last week to make her home with Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Thompson. Everybody is getting along splendidly. *
September 21, 1916
J. P. Elam died in his home in Westover Community Thursday night of last
week and was buried Friday. More details will be given later. *
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Burkhalter was blessed last week with a
fine new boy. Mother and son are doing nicely and Mr. Burkhalter
should soon be feeling used to being called a father. *
Grandpa Ellis dies
D. T. Gleghorn of down Westover way was her Saturday and moved up
his Banner figures. Mr. Gleghorn says he is going to make some
cotton after the dry weather and he had rather have a short crop anyway
with high prices than lots of cotton that will hardly pay the cost of
Mabelle - Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Keck on August 27th a 7 1/2 pound
girl. All doing well.*
Mabelle - Mantooth and Brinlee wedding
September 28, 1916 (part of this issue was a "special revival
F. E. Morrow has found the laundry business suitable to his talents and
so has bought another one out at Snyder, Texas. He and family will move
there right away and take charge of the plant until they get it in good
condition then they will move back home. S. A. Carne (or maybe Larne)
will manage the laundry in their absence. *
A bouncing boy arrived Saturday to make his home with Mr. and Mrs.
J.D. Blanks. He is a lively young man and we are glad to say
that he and his mother are doing well. *
Mr. and Mrs. George Ryder are parents of a new girl about ten days old
now. She weighed about four pounds to begin with but is growing and the
mother is improving. *
Since 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning their has been residing at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Rupe, a splendid little Miss who will be answering
to the name of Olive Jane. For a few wee hours the mother's
condition was dangerous, she experiencing three convulsions in a short
time. However, we are very glad to say that she and the baby are doing
fine now. *
Levelview - Mrs. Bertie Hammett left Sunday for Stamford where
she will join her husband and from there they will go to Post City to
visit his parents.
Levelview - T.A. Cox and family visited Wichita Falls lately to see
their relatives and to see about getting cotton pickers.
L. McTulton of Graham is dead.
Mrs. T. Hammett left Saturday for her home at Stamford, having
been here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Cox of
Westover - C. H. Poole died.
Westover - Death again invaded our community last week and took from out
midst an old and highly respected citizen in the person of J. P. Elam.
All that medical skill and loving hands could not stay the ravages of
that terrible disease, cancer. Mr. Elam will be sorely missed in
his community. The friends and loved ones have our sincere
Phillips - Colwell wedding
Mother of A. J. Blanks died.
Fuller - Gamble marriage
Joe Whaley died
Buster Bryan and DeRay Bryan were listed as Baptist converts.
Hugh L. White, County Treasurer, wrote about the revival.
Grandpa Ellis died (long obituary)
Visits of the stork have become almost and epidemic in this part of the
country. On on of them last week, a big boy was left at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bryan. He is strictly one of the family by this
Baby, Fred Case died.
October 12, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Pistole are feeling very happy over the arrival of a
fine boy at their home this morning. Mother, father, and son all doing
Courthouse to be Remodeled, Ancient Structure to be Modernized at
Cost of about $10.000.00 - replacing the tower dome.
Nix - Connor wedding
Shady - J. C. Edwards died
Shady - Covey - Bowman marriage
Shady - Martin - Rimes marriage
Levelview - Earl Sale of Seymour spent Saturday night and Sunday with
his friend Tommie Cox.*
Levelview - Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Holman Jr. are the proud parents of a
fine young boy who arrived Wednesday morning. His name is Lynn Etheridge
if you happen to want to speak to him.*
October 19, 1916
For Sale: At a bargain for a quick deal. My residence in Northwest
Seymour. R. E. Bryan 5-7*
Cache Creek - A child born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dodd died at birth
Ogden - Mr. and Mrs. Archie Pye (or is it Dye) are the proud parents of
a new girl which came to them on 28th September. *
Ogden - Mr. Dexter Hammett and Miss Ruth West surprised their many
friends Sunday by going to Seymour and getting married by Rev. B. E.
Stallings. Their many friends wish them a long and prosperous life. *
Westover - Mr. Crughton died yesterday and was buried at Mineral Wells.*
October 26, 1916
S. Suttlemyer died.
Levelview - Floyd Thompson will live on the Langley place next
England - Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Jones are the proud parents of a fine
daughter which arrived a few days ago. *
J. I. Bates died (more can be found about J. I. Bates on the page
with the picture of the Coles Original Hot Blast Stove)
For Sale: At a bargain for a quick deal. My residence in Northwest
Seymour. R. E. Bryan 5-7*
The finest boy in the world arrived Monday morning to make his home with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Knox. Mr. Knox was kept that day on
buttermilk and F. L. Francher was designated to sit up with him that
Brooksheer - Pruett wedding
Britain - Grossman wedding
November 9, 1916
Obituary - J. I. Bates
Obituary - S. Suttlemyer
P. A. Hairston Farm for Sale - This farm located 5 miles
northwest of Seymour and is open for sale until December 1, 1916 at $45
per acre. See R. E. Bryan, Phone 157.*
McLard - Cummins Wedding
November 16, 1916
I am in a position to fill your orders for Oklahoma Corn 5-9
R. E. Bryan. *
Gibbs - Faulkner Wedding
Bomartin - Mrs. Tom Richardson dies
President Wilson Wins for Second Time (This was on a back page and part
of three columns devoted to the elections.)
:Levelview - Chandler - York wedding
Levelview - Twin babies, a boy and a girl were born to Mr. and Mrs. John
Brooks last Sunday. The little boy died and will be buried at Henson
Mary's Creek - Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Cane the third _____________
girl. Mother and child doing fine. (very faded and difficult to read)*
Mary's Creek - The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin
the 6th and left in their care a fine boy. All doing well.*
Mary's Creek - Mr. and Mrs. Sam Andrews are the proud parents of a fine
boy who made his arrival the 10th. Mother and son doing nicely. *
A picture of John Henson's new residence. Includes an article with
details about the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Dodd of Cache Creek went to TN to bring back her parents.
Her father, Mr. J. W. Teague died prior to leaving TN. *
November 23, 1916
Headline - Sewer System for Seymour - work to be completed in five
months - cost about $25,000.00.
Mrs. Case died.
Paul Waples killed (very faded article)
Pastnsek - Trojek wedding (very faded article)
Morris Gilbert of the steam laundry went to Abilene Friday to attend a
laundryman's convention. Mr. Gilbert is going to try to keep up with the
latest methods for improvement of his laundry service. *
Bomartin News - Caulston - Whitely Marriage
Bomartin News - J. C. Gibbs died.
Obituary for Minnie McLarty Richeson (Mrs. Thomas Richeson)
Mabelle - Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Boils (very faded name could be
something else) the 14th a girl, mother and child doing well.
*Mabelle - The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Heathington
the 13th and left in their care a fine girl. Mrs. Heathington has not
been doing well, but the girl is getting along nicely. *
Westover - Hardin - Johnson Wedding
Westover - Isaac Elam is adding some rooms to his house.
Westover - C. F. Elam and family of B________, New Mexico has
moved back here and will live with his mother, Mrs. J. P. Elam.
(article faded and difficult to read)*
November 20, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Forrester are feeling very proud over the arrival of
a fine boy at there home who made his appearance on the 21st. Everybody
intimately connected with the event is getting along splendidly. *
A Good Home - The new home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Windel is described in
A fine 10lb boy arrived last week to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Harden. *
Obituary for J. C. Gibbs
JR BYPU - DeRay Bryan - leader, Buster Bryan - sanctification, Millard
Ray Latta - Piano solo
Westover - Sykora - Krinek wedding (very brief and hard to read)
Cockerell - Self wedding
:Lowry baby died.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harden are very proud of their 11lb son who arrived
on the 23rd. *
Bomartin - Grandchild of J. J. Whitely died.
Cache Creek - Walsh - Hogue wedding
Levelview - Mr. Louis Cox and children spent Saturday and Sunday in
Mary's Creek - Homer Andrews and family have returned from Post. *
Mary's Creek - Sam Andrews is building a two room house on his place
south of the school house.*
December 7, 1916 (This is a large issue - 16 pages
and appears to have two sections)
Chas. Brumek died
Twin boys born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry. All . . . (the remainder of the
article is faded and very hard to read).
Letter to Santa - Raymond Nunn
Cockrell - Matin wedding
Recently there have arrived two baby girls to make their homes in this
county, one with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hajek, two weeks ago Sunday and the
other with Mr. and Mrs. Franc Hons, October 29th. *
Cache Creek - Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Spray have a new girl about two weeks
Cache Creek - Hogue - Walsh Wedding
Mabelle - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bridges are the proud parents of a fine girl
who arrived on the 27th. Mother and girl doing fine. *
Self - Cockerell wedding
Prenuptial Compliment (a shower for Celia Self)
Knight - Farmer wedding
Reeves - Stewart wedding
December 14, 1916
School Law at Levelview - The compulsory school law will begin its
operations at Levelview school district No. 3 on the first Monday in
January. Everybody please take notice. T. A. Cox, A. J. Samsill -
Three teams of good work stock to go at a bargain for cash or good note.
R. E. Bryan*
A fine new girl put in her appearance Friday night at home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Harris anticipating the visit of Old Santa Claus.*
Get your winter supply of Colorado apples from the last carload that
will be in Seymour. R. E. Bryan*
It may startle you to know that the last car of bulk apples for the
season is on sale at the Farmer's Wagon Yard. After this you will have
to buy box apples. R. E. Bryan *
Anyone in the market for some good work stock will do well to see me.
R. E. Bryan*
Letters to Santa from:
-Helen and Odessa Johnston
- John, Jessie, Barrie Johnson
- Wesley Franklin
- Oleta Byrket
- Bunkley Byrket
Levelview - Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Cox visited their son at Richland
Sunday. They have a new granddaughter there. *
Ogden - The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Studer on the
27th and left in there care an 81/2 pound boy who answers to the name of
J. D. after both grandfathers. Mother and baby are doing fine and we
think that Noll will get alright soon.
December 28, 1916
Headline - Elevator Burns Tuesday Morning - $25,000 loss when elevator
of Seymour Mill Elevator and Light Company is destroyed.
Headline - Double Tragedy at Knox City - Former Sheriff of King
County and Deputy Sheriff Killed on Street (J. J. Mitchell and Joe
Headline - Negro Question - Mass meeting at courthouse Saturday.
Resolves that Negros be not allowed in this county.
An eight pound girl is the Christmas present to Mr. and Mrs. George
Franklin of Cache Creek. The young lady arriving on the 18th. She is the
finest girl there ever was and matches up with the boy. *
G. A. Boland left Tuesday for his home in ________ and took with him the
baby of B. B. Boland whose wife was buried here last week.*
An error was made last week in stating that Mrs. J. S. Park was the
mother of Mrs. B. B. Boland. she is the mother of Mr. Boland. Mrs.
Boland's relatives lived in Mississippi and her parents are dead.
(obituary must be in last week's issue).*
Old Santa Claus left a fine 10lb boy with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Anderson.
The boy is a dandy and everybody is getting along fine. *
Smith - McGuire wedding
Bomartin - Mrs. Pistole resigns as principal of the primary ward school.
Bomartin - J. W. Nelson dies.
Mrs. Jesse Harris dies (and more in Shady community news)
Smith - McGuire wedding
Holbert - Saunders wedding
Levelview - Lewis Cox and wife of Richland took Christmas dinner with
their parents Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Cox.*
Vera - Ed Moreau died.