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"Yoakum Weekly Times" , Vol.14, no. 23, May 22, 1909, page 2


(not whole article)

School board met and these were the teachers re-elected: Miss M. V. Boyd, Mrs. R. L. Ragsdale, Miss Inez McCracken, Miss Mable Kirk, Miss Maude Glass,  Miss Clemmie North, Miss Orpha Elkins, Miss Timmie Leick, Miss Nora McMaster, Miss Minnie Gordon, Mrs. M. W. Mitchell, Miss Nettie Kirk, Miss Desdemona Ragsdale, and Miss Mollie Palmer.


Dinner of Twelve Covers

Mr. and Mrs. J. Simon, in recognition of the engagement of their daughter, Sadie, to Mr. Victor Will Lyons of Yoakum, entertained with a 2 o'clock dinner of six courses yesterday, having as their guest members of the immediate family and as out-of-town guest Mrs. Louise Lyons and Miss Gussie Lyons, both of Yoakum.

Covers were placed for twelve and the floral adornment was accomplished, with while and pink sweet peas.- Houston Chronicle.

Will Lyons is a Yoakum boy all right. It is said of him that he is not afraid to rice the cars at night, and that is the reason why he left his Yoakum friends in the dark as regards  this anti-nuptial dinner. It is to be hoped that Will, in the goodness of his heart, will remember us when the knot is tied, by at least a box of cigars. The lady of Will's choice, is one of Houston's most charming and accomplished daughters.


Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Powell are the proud parents of a boy baby at their home.


Mrs. R. Von Roader of Yorktown is the guest of her mother, Mrs. O. Huermann.


Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lee returned Wednesday from a brief vist to Gravette, Ark.


S. H. Brown of Lockhart was in the city at train time Thursday.


Mrs. A. J. Ross and children left Thursday for a vist to Eagle Lake.


Mrs. J. F. Hancock and children left Thursday for avisit to relatives at Corpus Christi.


Mrs. Dodge of Corpus Christi who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Evans returned home Thursday, accompanied by Mrs. Evans.


W. F. Benneit, a well-known famer, who has resided near Cuero for many years, died this forenoon from an internal affection from which he has been a long and severe sufferer.  He will be buried at the Old Taylor burial place two miles down the river from the city. - "Cuero Star"


Dr. H. C. Boone left last night for Whaton where he will reside in the future. He formed a partnership with Dr. Vall of Wharton.


Frank Murdock of Torya is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murdock.


Mrs. Annie Lee Green returned home from the San Marcos, normal yesterday, having madefine grades

in all studies. She birngs back a girst grade certificate, good for six years.


Gored by a Steer

Will Sutherland, formely of this county, and who has for some years bought much stock in this part of the state, was gored by a steer in Fort Worth this morning, according to two dispatches received by Ed. and Will Tully, and his friends are quite apprehensive as to his condition. he is a man esteemed by all who know him in this section on account of his upright dealings. 'Cuero Star"


Student Burned by Acid

Bryan, Tex., May 17, While at work in the Laboratory of the Agriultural and Mechanical College  this afternoon demonstrating, W. A. McDonald, a student received severe burns about the face by an explosion of sulphuric acid, striking him about the face, neck and shoulders. It is feared that he will lose one of his eyes, though the full extent of his injuries had not, up to 9 o'clock tonight been deternimed. He is badly burned about the face. McDonald's  home is in Cuero. He is a popular young man. He is a member of the college track team, and has records as pole vaulter and as a hurdle racer. He was a member of last year's foot-ball team.

The young man mentioned above is a son of J. A. McDonald of this city and will have the sympathy of many friends in his  afiliction. - "Cuero Record"


District Court Notes

following is alist of suits filed in the District Court at Cuero

Lena Menarz  vs   Louis Menarz, divorce

Marks J Turner  vs  Mary Turner, suit for divorce

D. A. Griffin  vs  Carie L. Griffin,  divorce

Elizabeth Davis   vs   S. R. Davis, divorce

Mary Ryan  vs  James Ryan; divorce

Nellie Richardson   vs  L. Richardson, divorce

Henrietta Robinson  vs  Alfred Robinson, divorce

copied from newspaper microfilm

Geneva Garrett


"Yoakum Weekly Times" , Vol.14, no. 23, May 22, 1909

Mrs. Leo. Brauer returned Friday from Cuero, where she had been at the bedside of her husband who has recently undergone an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Brauer reports the patient, as getting along nicely.


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Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the fire boys, friends and neighors who worked so heroically Friday night to save our home and household goods from fire, and appreciate all knidness that was extended to us in our time of trouble. Respectfully.
Jas. H. Head and family


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Woolsey - Whitfield

A pretty home wedding occurred Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Woolsey, Rev. J. M. Perry of the Methodist church reciting the beautiful marriages words of that church, which made Mr. Clifton Woolsey and Miss Mable Whitfield man and wife. Quite, a number of relatives of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony.

These young people are too well known for introduction, the groom being a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Woolsey of Waco, and a brother to Arthur Woolsey. Clifton is now in the employ of the Well-Fargo Express Co. at this place; a yong man of good business qualifications. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Whitfield. grown to womanhood in this city, and she has won the love and esteem of a large circle of acquaintances by her kind and loving disposition and womanly traits of character.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Woolsey will make their home in this city, having engaged rooms at the residence of Mrs. Jamison where they will be pleased to welcome their host of friends.

The Times extends congratulations and wishes for the bride and groom a long life of happiness and peace.


"Yoakum Weekly Times" , Vol.14, no. 23, May 22, 1909

Mrs. I. F. Killgore entertained at Progressive Euchre last Thursday afternoon. There were four tables of the game. Ice cream and cake were served. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Ed. McCarthy of Houston, sister of the hostess, who is here visiting. Mrs.. J. H. Kennedy won first prize, a sliver bread tray; Mrs.. I. T. Shindler, the lone-hand prize, a beautiful picture, and Mrs. Eck May, the consolation prize, a powder box. A large number of friends of the honoree and hostess were present, who report having passed almost enjoyable afternoon.


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W. E. Cunningham, for several months past, employed in The Times job department, left Saturday aftenoon for Oakville, his future home.


Mrs. Fred Mason and children returned from a visit to relatives at Flatonia Saturday.


Mrs. Hummel of Weimar is in the city, and is the guest of Mrs. J. P. Fitch.


Mr. and Mrs. Arch Allen and Children of Lockhart are the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Nix


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A Sad Affair

Monday morning news reached the city that Commissioner P. R. Witte, who resides about three miles west of Yoakum had committed suicide by hanging. The cause of his rash act, it is learned, being domestic troubles. The facts as near as can be learned are about as follows;

Sunday night, between the hours of 9 and 10 o’clock, Mr. Witte left the house barefooted; not returning in a reasonable time the family became somewhat alarmed over his long absence, a search was immediately instituted for the long-absent husband and father, but he could not be located. Mr. Witte had, on several occasions, made threats of taking his won life, but on this night of his absence the thought that he would make good his threat never entered the minds of any of the family.

Monday morning Floy Hagan, a son-in-law of Mr. Witte, rode up to the house and asked if his father-in-law had been found, to which Wesley Witte, the 15 year old son, answered in the negative, at the same time remarking, "and my stake rope is also gone." Suddenly, Mr. Floy Hagan, who had been scanning the timber, said "thee is your father now, sitting under a tree," the tree being some 800 yards from the house. Hagan then rode up to the object of their search and to his surprise found his father-in-law cold in death. The sad news was immediately conveyed to the family whose grief at the sudden and untimely death of a loving husband and kind father was indeed heart-rending.

It seems the deceased had thrown the rope across two limbs of the tree and climbing the tree he tied the rope around his neck he launched himself into eternity, breaking his neck when he struck the ground with his head. As above the body was found in a siting posture and held in that position by the rope.

Justice Wimberly head an inquest over the body and declared the deceased had taken his own life.

Besides the wife, three children, two sons, Lee and Wesley, and a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Hagan, and left to mourn his loss. Deceased carried about $5000. insurance in an old line company and the W.O.W.

Funeral Services took place from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 4'clock with interment in City Cemetery.

To the grief- stricken wife and children The Times extends sincere sympathy.



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Brooks - Henson

A pretty home wedding took place at the Henson home Tuesday

night at 9:25 o’clock, in which Miss Lillie Henson and T. M. Brooks of San Antonio were the contracting parties, with Rev. J. M. Perry of the Methodist church officiating. Quite a number of relatives and friends of the young couple were present to witness the ceremony and to extend congratulations and best wishes upon the newly wed.

The bride, a handsome, petit young lady and one of Yoakum’s fairest flowers, is endowed with all those womanly characteristics which assures the man of her choice that he has indeed won a jewel to reign over his future home.

The groom, who is a son of J. T. Brooks, traveling passenger and freight agent for the Frisco out of San Antonio, is employed as brakeman on the Sap and is highly esteemed by his fellow workmen.

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks left for San Antonio to spend a ten-day honeymoon with relatives and friends of the groom, and will then return to Yoakum and make their home with Mr.. and Mrs. Bob Burkett.


Card of Thanks

We herewith wish to hank our friends and neighbors for their kind words of condolence and assistance during the sad hour of our husband and father’s demise, and especially do we wish to thank the Woodmen of the World for their brotherly and fraternal action

Respectfully, Mrs. P. r. Witte and Children.



In writing of the death of the late P. R. Witte an error was made as to what caused the deceased to take his own life. We should have written, "Caused from grieving over the death of two loved sons:" not on account of "Family troubles" The Times cheerfully make the proper amends


"Yoakum Weekly Times", Vol.14, no. 27, page 1,August 14, 1909

Death of D. W. Hamilton

It is with mingled sorrow and regret The Times is called upon to chronicle the demise of its old friend and former citizen of Yoakum, D. W. Hamilton, which occurred in the city of Austin, Texas, on Thursday morning, August 12, 1909, at 4 o’clock, Bright’s disease being the cause of his death.

Deceased was well and favorably known in this city, he having established headquarters here as the representative of the McFadden Bros. Com. brokerage firm for four years; also holding a half interest in the Yoakum Book Store, and an honored and active member of several fraternal orders, the Elks, Knights of Pythias and Woodmen of the World, in which orders the non attendance for evermore of this noble brother will be sadly missed and deplored.

A man who looked upon friend and foe alike when the cry of distress reached his ear; with a purse ever open to alleviate the sufferings of those in dire need, and with a hand ever ready to uplift and lead his unfortunate brother or friend from the slough of despondency and place them on the road to prosperity - such was the aim and efforts while in life of our friend and brother, the late D. W. Hamilton, truly one of Nature’s noblemen. a noble and devoted wife, his companion for many years, is now left to mourn the loss of a fond and loving husband’s care and protection.

The remains were taken to Hempstead, Texas where interment will take place this afternoon at 2: 30 o’clock.


Miss Beatrice Gerhardt left Monday for Tucuncari, New Mexico, on a vist to her brother, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Gerhardt.


Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Benbow of Fentress arrived in the city Tuesday on a visit to relatives and friends in and around Yoakum.


Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kennedy and pretty little daughter left on the Crockett this morning for Somerset, Ky., where they will spend a month visiting with relatives and friends.

Mrs. Wm. Lehms returned Wednesday from a visit to her daughter at Oklahoma.


Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Miller were called to Rockport yesterday on account of the illness of their little daughter, Myrtie.


Successful Grafting

Victoria, Texas, Aug. 9, Buck Albrecht of this city, who recently had thirteen pieces of flesh from the right arm of his brother grafted to the calf of his right leg, is doing nicely. He is the young man who came near being electrocuted by a live wire here recently and who consequently had one arm amputated as a result.


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Alfred Mayer

Died at the Hutchison House, this City, Monday afternoon, at 5 o’clock, Alfred Mayer, aged 27 years, cause of death being typhoid fever. Deceased had been in the employ of the Sap’s bridge department for only three short months when stricken down with that fell disease.

A father, five sisters, Mrs. Ed. Ploeger and Miss Sophie Mayer of Yoakum; Antonio, Anna and Ida Mayer of Yorktown; and then brothers, H.A., A. G., Hugo, Lee, Otto, June Mayer; all of Yoarktown; D. J. and Frank Mayer of Dryer; W. F. Mayer of Humble, and G. L. Mayer of Rosebud are left to mourn the loss of a devoted son and loving brother,

Funeral services and burial took place at the City Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rex. Wolfadorff of the Lutheran Church officiating in the last sad rites.


Wedding Announcement

The following wedding invitation has been received in this city:

Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Simpson invite you to be present at the marriage of their niece Eloise Crichton to Mr. Hubert Calvin Bryant. Wednesday Eve., August 11, 1909, at eight o’clock at First Baptist Church Houston, Texas.

Reception, 8:30, to 11, 414 Woodland Avenue, Woodland Heights. The groom had been a resident of this city up to two years ago when he went to Houston to make his future home. The Times tenders congratulations to Mr. Bryant and his bonnie bride in advance, hoping that their wedded life may never be clouded with troubles, but that all will be a beautiful sunshine.


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Monday morning at 9 o’clock, Lillian, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Huth who reside four miles northwest of the city. Funeral services will be held at the family residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock, and interment will be had in the City Cemetery, to which the friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend.

Last Saturday Lillian was attacked with spasms which continued throughout that day and up to Sunday night. The little one suffered intensely until Monday morning when death came to her relief. She was the idol of a happy household and the pet of the entire community, and her sudden demise has cast a deep shadow of gloom over the whole neighborhood. The Times tenders sympathy and condolence to the bereaved parents.


Chas. Harris, formerly a resident of Yoakum, but now of Hubbard City, passed through the city Saturday on his way to Corpus Christi.


Chas. Vrazel and Miss Emma Svoboda were married at eleven o’clock, Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Raska officiating, the ceremony taking place at the Catholic church. After the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride and partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner. Both the bride and groom are residents of Yoakum, the bride being the daughter of Mrs. John Svoboda and the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vrazel. After a brief bridal tour to San Antonio and Corpus Christi the young people will return to this city, which will be their future home.


Quietly Married

Last evening at 8:30 o’clock in the parlor of the Horman House,

H.E. Baker, of Yoakum, and Miss Estelle Buchanan, of Temple. were united in matrimony, Rev. Hudson, of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Baker will make this City their future home. Victoria Advocate.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Rhodes and little babe returned Wednesday from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Runge.


Miss Mae Sapp of Dallas is the guest of her mother; Mrs. Sapp who resides on Gonzales Street.


Eck May returned from Manor Wednesday where he had been to visit his family.


Miss Emma Neumann has returned from a Pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Houston.


Mrs. G. R. Ryan and daughters, Misses Velma and Alma of Houston, are visiting Mrs. Ryan’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hume.


Mrs. O. P. Talk of Runge, returned home Wednesday after a pleasant visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Vollentine.


Miss Myrah Woolsey, who has been attending the Epworth encampment at Corpus Christi, returned home yesterday.


H. B. Newberry of Mathews returned home Wednesday after a pleasant visit in the city, the guest of his,father  J. H. Newberry, and family.


Mrs. F. B. Lander was quite ill this morning, and a second operation was found necessary. This afternoon her condition is as favorable as could be expected under the circumstances. Victoria Advocate.


G. W. Turbeville, who left Yoakum some fourteen years ago, and who has been traveling as an acrobat with different show, is in the city visiting with his brothers and sisters. Mr. Turbeville says that if some one had not told him he was in Yoakum, he would have not know it. He says that the town has made some wonderful improvements since he left.


Miss Ollie Adams of Hackberry is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Adams.


Mrs. G. A. Weller left Monday for a visit to relatives and friends at Halletsville, Subline and Oakland.


Mr. John Tooke of Weimar, spent last Sunday with his son, John Tooke.


"Yoakum Weekly Times", Vol. 14, no.29,page 3, August 28, 1909


Dr. Si Youngkin and family have gone out west to the Ft. Davis mountains to visit their married daughter, Mrs. Walter Chambers.


E. M. Sylvester came in from Kenedy this morning to spend Sunday with his family.


Mrs. J. P. Moore returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Rock Island.


Mrs. Englehart and children returned Saturday from a visit to relatives at Longview.


Mrs. E. T. Dooley and little daughter left Saturday for Falfurrias [Limestone co.] where they will spend several days with Mr. Dooley.


Mrs. C. C. Massey and children returned Monday from a two weeks’ visit to relatives and friends at Yoakum.- Skidmore Signal


Mrs. Hix Green and little babe of Runge are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Green.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Mobley on last Friday night, a bouncing baby boy.


H. E. Bertram has returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Staples and Seguin.


Mrs. W. Jaraszewski and little babe have returned from a pleasant visit with relatives and friends at Shiner.


Mrs. W. T. Bagby and little daughter of Hallettsville passed through the city Thursday on their return home from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Smithville.


Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Garrett of Rosenburg returned home Thursday after a pleasant visit with the family of A. Hanna of near the city.


" Yoakum Weekly Times" Vol.14, no.30, September 11, 1909

Murder and Suicide

Late Thursday evening about 6;15 the neighborhood of the Baptist Church was startled by three revolver shots, a short interval of silence, and one more. People rushed to the house at the corner of Halagueno, and Shaw street occupied by E. F. Moreland as a residence, expecting a fire, but were horrified to find instead a foul murder and suicide. Ed. Moreland, a barber, employed in G. A. Beckett’s shop, had murdered his wife and then sent a bullet crashing through his own brain. The cause of the tragedy is somewhat shrouded in mystery, although the couple had more than once quarried and separated, the last quarrel being Saturday of last week, since which time the husband had not been to the house until the afternoon of the tragedy, and then to find his wife absent at a ball game. Awaiting her return with fiendish coolness, the man made every preparation for the deed; placing two letters, one addressed to the undertaker, and the other to the wife’s father, on a dresser in a back room, and evidently, from the appearance of the room in which the deed was committed, waited until the woman had taken off her hat before he shot her, she being fully dressed for the street except her hat.

The shot which ended Mrs. Moreland’s existence entered at the point of the nose on the left, and came out behind the right ear, tearing away a portion of that ear. From appearances there was no struggle, the woman falling with her head under a dresser a little ways, the dresser standing in the corner of the room, near the double doors heading to the dining room. A few hairpins were scattered about the room, but they could have fallen from Mrs. Moreland’s hair in her struggle on the floor, before death, which must have been instantaneous.

Moreland was shot twice, the fatal shot entered the right temple and came out at the top of the head a little way down, bringing the brain through the opening and falling on the bed a little way off. He was shot once also in the leg, the third shot evidently going wild. When reached he was squatting on all fours, gasping for breath, and breathing his last after being laid down and stretched out.

Medical assistance was summon but death had claimed both, and the verdict of the coroner was in accordance with the above facs.

The two letters mentioned were turned over to the parties, to who they were addressed, but out of respect to the dead, wife and her father were not given to the press. The contents of the one addressed to the undertaker, R. M. Thorne, simply gave directions for the burial of the murderer, without ceremonies, stating also that he was driven to the deed. The one addressed to the father of the dead woman was not delivered upon his arrival from his home on the plains this morning, and was not for publication.

The couple were married in Carlsbad about three years ago, both having been married before and the man has a son living at Weatherford, Texas, and a sister who has been telegraphed as to the disposition of the body. Before her marriage to the man who killed her, Mrs Moreland’s name was house, and her father is Shug, (E. E.) Roberts, who is a large cattle owner on the plains and one of Eddy count’s foremost citizens. she will be buried at Brownwood, Texas where her mother’s body is at rest.

Of Moreland little is known before he came to Carlsbad, except that he had been married once before and his wife died, leaving one son above stated.

His body will be held until word is received as to the wishes of his sister.

Mrs. Moreland enjoyed a good



" Yoakum Weekly Times" Vol.14, no.30, September 11, 1909


Accidental Death

Mr. S. A. Carnes informs The Times that Mr. Fritz Rippen, a prosperous farmer living near Shiner, while in that City Tuesday accidentally fell through a show window cutting his throat, from the effects of which he died in a few minutes. Deceased leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. He was highly esteemed in the community in which he lived, and his untimely death has caused much mourning. The Times - extends sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family.


Found Old Grave

Constable H. P. Kelly is a local descendant of Josiah Taylor, who formed the Taylor Colony in this section in 1811. Mr. Taylor helped Mexico in the struggle at the time to throw off the yoke of Spain. he died near here in 1813, and was buried in the Taylor Cemetery, some three miles east of Cuero. A few days ago when the infant of Mr. Kelly died, the workmen who prepared the grave struck the grave of Josiah Taylor at the foot. The custom of those days was to bury men with their boots on, and the workmen found the bones of the feet and the soles and heels of the boots, which were in good state of preservation, the uppers having decayed. There were cedar blocks found, indicating that the coffin had been made of this material, the blocks being sound. The family is keeping one of the blocks, as a relic. - Cuero Record.


Eugene Tribble of Galveston is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Tribble.


Miss Annie Lee Green is attending the teachers’ institute at Cuero this week.


Jas. Vollentine returned from a visit to Runge Saturday, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Syl Hinds and little daughter.


Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Arkansas City, and report an enjoyable time.


Mrs. Chas. Grose of Runge returned home Friday after a pleasant visit in the city, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Leonard Orth.


Miss Myrtle Lee Williams of Cuero, passed through the city Monday on route to Tyler to attend College.


" Yoakum Weekly Times" Vol.14, no.31, September 18, 1909

Mrs. Edgar Edwards is reported as being seriously ill at her home in the northern portion of the city.


Mr. And Mrs. John Hranicky and children left Saturday for Flatonia on a visit to relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Poth returned Wednesday from Fredericksburg where they had been called on the sad mission of attending the burial of a relative.

Mr. And Mrs. Leonard Orth and children left Wednesday for Yorktown to witness the marriage of Mrs. Orth’s sister, Miss Rosalie, to Geo, Feider of Austin.

Miss Gussie Lyons has gone to Sapulpa, Oklahoma, where she will assist her brother, Lallie, who has embarked in the shoe business in that growing city.

The Times extends sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. M. Tucker in the loss of to their little son, aged one year and sever months. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Martin Mekish and Mrs. Kracala were married at the German Lutheran church Wednesday morning, Rev. Wolfsdorff officiating.  The couple are well up in years and their many friends will wish them much happiness.

Mrs. Fannie Trigg of Lockhart is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Lancaster.


Scott Moore left Thursday for College Station, where he will enter the A. & M. College.

Surprised Their Friends

  At Cameron Monday night, between the witching hours of 8 and 9 o’clock, Miss Cora Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bailey, and J. A. (Ponnie) Youngkin, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Youngkin, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. Their many friends were surprised yesterday on learning that Ponnie and his bride had stolen a march on them. Mr. and Mrs. (Ponnie) Youngkin will make Hamlin their home until the cotton season closes.  And the charivaree will keep, Ponnie.

   Sunday morning at 10: 0’clock the remains of Ed. Moreland were laid to rest in the City cemetery, without religious ceremonies of any kind. The funeral cortege consisted of the hearse and four or five buggies. –Carlsbad (N. M.) Argus, Sept. 3.

Miss Lillian Beasley returned Saturday from a visit to her sister at San Antonio.

Misses Lillie Bell and Ada Riley left Saturday for Kenedy on a visit to relatives and friends.

Mrs. J. W. Jones and children returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives at Rockdale.

Dr. Chas. DeLaney and wife of Altoonia, Pa., are visiting in the city, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kirchhoff. The doctor is an old Yoakum boy, but now a prominent surgeon, and is receiving the congratulations of his many friends of this city.

Mrs. R. L. Jordan and children returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives at Runge.

Miss Susie Harding returned Saturday from Halletsville where she had been to attend the teachers’ institute.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Mersenberger of Shiner, arrived in the city Monday on a visit to relatives.

Mrs. Rosa Weatherly and children have returned from a pleasant visit to relatives at Runge.

Miss Josie Schwab returned Sunday from a pleasant visit to relatives at Cuero.



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Bayer – Hrubish

Miss Angela Hrubish of Smothers Creek and Mr. A. J. Bayer of this City were united in marriage at the Smothers Creek Catholic church, the priest in charge officiating, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. After the ceremony, the bride and groom with their many friends repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hrubish, parents of the bride, and partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner. Mr. Bayer is engaged in the merchant tailoring business in this city and is highly esteemed by all our citizens. The Times tenders hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bayer, and wishes for them a full measure of this world’s happiness.

Charles Peters

   The funeral of the late Charles Peters was held Monday afternoon from the home of his----- Frank Peter, 3 ½ miles east of Yoakum, Mr. Peters died suddenly  at 12 o’clock, cause of death inflation of the bowels. At the time of his demise Mr. Peters was 24 years old and had been married but a short time, his wife being the daughter of Richard Wendel of Shiner. Rev. Father Reska of the Catholic Church of this city, conducted the service, and the remains were laid away in the Catholic Cemetery.

   Besides a fond and loving wife, deceased leaves seven brothers, Messrs, John, Frank, B.E., Clement, Joe, Albert and Rudolph Peters, and two sisters, Misses Annie and Albina Peters to mourn the loss of a loving husband and devoted brother.

   The Times tender condolence and sympathy to the bereaved family.

[this was very hard to read, faded paper]

Died at Abilene Texas

   The many relatives and friends of Marcus Delaberyette Donnelly

will be bereaved to know of his death which occurred Sept.17, 1909 after a second operation had been performed on him for append city.

   Mark, as he was familiarly called was a son of Joe Donnelly, deceased. He was and old Lavaca County boy, born and reared three miles eat of Sweet Home. To know him was to love him. Left Lavaca county about eight years ago and has since made his home in Northwest Texas.

   He leaves a wife and child, six sisters, Mesdames H.F. Hagan, J. P. Fitch, George Magee, of Yoakum, Mrs. L. Powers, Misses Leonora and Geneva Donnelly, of Abilene, four brothers Messrs Rudolph, Eugene and Augustine Donnelly of Abilene, and Ferd Donnelly of  Sweet Home.

   May his soul find peace.    [paper very faded]

Miss Sarah Lander left Sunday for Waco, and will enter the Baylor Institute.

Mrs. Sallie Kerr of Flatonio is the guest of her daughter, Mr. F. S. Mason.

J. W. Cook is still confined to his home with rheumatism.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Criswell of El Paso are visiting in the city, the guests of relatives.

  Walter Lander who has been in San Antonio in the interest of his health returned home Monday very much improved.

Mrs. Wm. Dittman left Monday for San Antonio, to make arrangements to have her household goods shipped to Yoakum.

   Mr. Watt Goode of Lampasas,  arrived in the city yesterday to attend the burial of his deceased son, Mac Goode who departed this life Friday morning.

Miss Stella Riley left Wednesday for Smiley to take charge of her school.


Mrs. Mason Lowery is confined to her room with typhoid fever.

Riedel – Felter

   Last Wednesday eve. Sept. 15, 1909, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Riedel was a scene of joy and beauty, being decorated to harmonize with the beautiful bride, Rosalie Riedel who was, on this evening, joined in wedlock to Mr. George Routh Felter of Austin.

   Japanese Lanterns hung on wire extending from the house to different parts of the yard, seemed to beckon the advancing guest. On entering the parlor the guests admired the simplicity and beauty of the decorations. In front of the bay window, a pole, extending from one side of the room to the other, was hung with while lace curtains, decorated with ivy. The wedding bell was suspended by six white ribbons, extending to different parts of the room. At either side of the room were palms and ferns, The piano, at the farther end of the room, was laden with beautiful bouquets of tube roses.

   The bride’s maids; misses Frances Riedel, Olivia Jacob, Lula Galle, Valeska Riedel, were fair to look upon in their dresses of pure white. The bride was clad in an exquisite white gown of soft material. The groom was dressed in conventional black. The bridal party entered the room to the strains of mendelsohn’s Wedding March, played by Mrs. Gus Nau and Mr. Leonard Young on the piano and violin. This was followed by the song, “Call me Thine Own,” sung by Mrs. Nau. During the ceremony, by Rex. Greene of Cuero, soft music was rendered by Mrs. Nau and Mr. Young. During congratulations Bohm’s “Cavatina” was played by Mr. Young.

   Later in the evening the guests wee ushered to the dining room which was decorated to harmonize with the parlor. White ribbons, decked with leaves of ivy, were extended from the corners of the table to the lamp, suspended from the ceiling. The lamp and windows were hung with ivy. After Rev. Greene pronounced the blessing, the guest partook of cake, lemonade, and ice cream. Part of the evening was spent in admiring the pretty presents received by the bride and groom.

   Miss Rosalie is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Riedel, and her sweet disposition has won her the honor of being everywhere know as a virtuous and beloved young lady. For four years Miss Rosalie filled a position as school mistress at Yorktown so successfully that it was with deep regret the people saw her leave to take a course in the University of Texas. Mr. Felter, who is an electrician by profession is a man of those qualities, which at once inspire one with respect and admiration.

   Mr. and Mrs. Felter left the next day for Austin, their future home, where Mr. Felter will again take p his duties. Mrs. Felter will finish her fourth year at the university.

   Their many friends wish them health, happiness, peace and joy – Yorktown News.

  Mrs. Felter is a sister of Mrs. Leonard Orth of our city and thee were 121 guest present at the wedding and out of this number 119 were relatives.




"Yoakum Weekly Times" Vol.14, no.31, October 9, 1909


Death Roll – Benedict Manning

  B. Manning died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie Sharrock, west of town, at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1909, age 87 years. Funeral took place from his late residence Monday at 4 p. m. and interment was had in the Catholic cemetery.

  Surviving deceased are four sons and three daughters. V. Manning of Terryville, L. M. Manning of Hope community, J. and T. E. Manning of Yoakum; Mrs. Louisa Mudd of Harwood, Mrs. Mary Hagan and Mrs. Annie Sharrock of Yoakum.

  Deceased was an old settler of DeWitt and Lavaca Counties, having located in this section in the early 40’s. Mr. Manning was an upright, honorable man and a fine citizen and his death is deeply and sincerely regretted by all his many friends and the entire community.

  Mrs. Nat McCarley of Lockhart is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Cato Young.

  Mrs. Fannie Trigg of Lockhart returned home Wednesday after a pleasant visit in the city, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Lancaster.

  Mrs. Garrett Hill and little son returned home Wednesday from Helena, where they had been visiting the parents of Mrs. Hill

  F. J. Till of Hochheim Prairie was in the city Thursday and paid this office a pleasant call. He was accompanied by the Misses Selma, Emma and Lillie Eschenberg. It was like a sunburst to the weary “typos” during the visit of these pleasant young ladies. Before leaving Mr. Till planked down the ducats which advanced his name a couple of notches on the Times honor roll.

  Death Roll – Mrs. Annie Dunn

  Died at her late residence in Yoakum, Monday night at 11:15 o’clock, Mrs. Annie Dunn, aged 63 years.

  Mrs. Annie Dunn had been a resident of Yoakum for 23 years, and during that time had surrounded herself with a circle of friends who became greatly attached to her. She was a woman possessed of a high Christian character, at all times every ready and willing to answer any and all calls for help, be it to feed the hungry or administer unto the sick; it seemed a pleasure to her when engaged in such good work and knowing that she was pleasing her God in so doing. This community will deeply regret forever the passing away of this noble Christian and beloved friend and honored mother.

  Nine children survive to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted mother. The children are; Pat Dunn of Houston, J. A. Dunn of Dilley,D. T. and Steve Dunn of Yoakum,and Mesdames O. C. Bulwere of Kerrville, Gid Brown of Dilley, Ed Kaiser of Lula, W. T. Kuesel of Kerrville and Miss Gussie Dunn of Yoakum.

   The Times extends condolence and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of deceased.

  Mrs. Annie Dunn

  The death of Mrs. Annie Dunn occurred Monday night at 11:15 o’clock, at her late residence in this city. The funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church, of which the deceased was a consistent member, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, by Rev. Father Sheehan; and the burial services were had in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral cortege was quite large testifying to the love and veneration in which this good woman was held in the hearts of our citizens. The funeral offerings were many and beautiful. May she rest in peace.

In Memory

Of Mrs. Annie Dunn, who Died Oct. 4, 1909, Aged 63 years

In the dusky hours of night,

  While the stars were twinkling bright,

An angel came, who took my friend

  To a world without and end.

In that world so far above

  She is resting in God’s love,

With the angles now doth sing

  ‘Round the throne of Christ, the King

Gone into the everlasting light,

  Into the Glory of His night,

Safely now has crossed the shore

  At rest with God forever more.

Hymenal – Hoch – Yeager

  Wednesday morning Oct.6, 1909, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Yeager of Hochheim , Miss Lacy Yeager and John Hoch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Hoch also of Hochheim; were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, the Rev. J. H. Mize officiating. The wedding was a quiet one, there being present only the immediate families of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends. After the ceremony the young couple left on the noon train for San Angelo, where they will spend their honeymoon, after which they will return to Hochheim and make that place their future home.

  To Mr. and Mrs. John Hoch The Times extends congratulations and wishes for them much joy and contentment as they journey down life’s pathway.

  F. Shampaign went to Marlin Sunday in the interest of his health.

  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clara, returned Monday from a visit to relatives at Halletsville.

  Otto Poth of Baylor county returned home Saturday after a few days visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Poth.

  Mrs. O. Inabnit and children left Saturday for Houston, to visit relatives for a few days before going to their new home at San Saba.

  Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Criswell of El Paso returned home Monday after a pleasant visit in the city with relatives and friends.

  Miss Kate Stobart, of Galveston, returned home on the Crockett Monday after a pleasant, visit in the city, the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Chambers.

  Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Schrimscher of Gonzales, returned home Sunday after a pleasant visit to Mr. Schrimscher’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Schrimscher.

Death Calls Four

   Halletsville, Texas, Sept. 30, Yesterday and last night, within 24 hours, death took away four among the oldest settlers of the county, two women and two men. The four deaths occurred in the same portion of the county. The youngest was 74 years of age, while the oldest had passed the 90th milestone. Among them was the widow of John Livergood who was one of the Mier prisoners, and who was fortunate to draw one of the white beans and escape death. John Livergood  preceded his wife to the grave some ten or twelve years.




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  Miss Lucy Schwab left Saturday for Lindenau, where she will teach school this season.

Approaching Nuptials

  Our young friend, E. J. Majors, the alert manager of the Cuero Drug Co., will on Oct. 19 (by the way the writer’s birthday) lead to the hymeneal altar Miss Birdie Youngkin, the attractive daughter of Dr. John A. Youngkin of Yoakum, and will of course bring this charming bride to Cuero, where they will reside. Mr. Majors has made many friends in Cuero during his stay among us every one of whom will join the Record in extending him hearty congratulations in advance and will wish for him and his bonnie bride every imaginable good fortune and happiness. Cuero Record.

   The young lady who is to become the life partner of E. J. Majors, is one of Yoakum’s charming daughters, a young lady is endowed with all those womanly traits of character which will make her an ideal wife and loveable companion along life’s rugged pathway. The Times also extends the young couple congratulations in advance with the wish that nothing but sunshine and love will be theirs to the end.

Card of Thanks

  To all who in any manner assisted us during the illness and at the death and burial of our beloved mother, Annie Dunn, we desire to return our sincere and heart felt thanks. May God’s richest blessings rest on you all.

The Children.

  M. Jones has retuned from an extended visit to Missouri.

  Jno. Stratton, of Cuero, spent yesterday afternoon in the city on business.

  Mrs. N. B. Burkett of Pitcoe is the guest of sons, Sam and Bob Burkett.

  Miss Rosa Mae Beasley left Thursday for Temple, where she will spend some time with relatives and friends.

  The family of F. F. Schwab arrived in the city Tuesday from Yorktown, and have taken up their domicile in the O. Inabnit home, where they will be pleased to greet their many friends.

  Mr. and Mrs. John Morris, accompanied by their son, Walter, returned from Cuero yesterday. Walter had recently undergone an operation for appendicitis at the Cuero hospital, and having passed the danger point, his parents thought best to have him at home.

  Selby, son of Dr. and Mrs. S. S. Stahl, while playing in the horse lot at the home of his parents, thought he was ringmaster of a circus and began larruping old gray, the family buggy horse. Result: Selby received ugly gashes on the head, done by the hind-foot of the gray. A physician was called in, several stitches taken to close the wounds and  Selby was pronounced immune from any serious results arising from his mishap. We hope to see the little fellow out again soon.

Gone to a New Home

  Mr. O. Inabnit left on Tuesday morning’s Crockett for his new home at San Saba. Since 1898 Mr. Inabnit and his estimable family have been residents of this city, during which time they had gathered around them a large circle of friends who sincerely regret losing them. A gentleman of high business attainments, just in his dealings with all, and ever ready with moral and financial aid to promote the best interests of his home town, Mr. Inabnit will indeed be sorely missed from our midst. The Times bespeaks for Mr. Inabnit and family a royal welcome from the good people of San Saba, and trusts that health, happiness and prosperty will ever be their portion in their new home.

  As a token of the high esteem in which he is held by the citizens of Yoakum, a farewell supper was tendered him at Dennerline’s  Monday night, at which were present a goodly number of Yoakum’s representative citizens. Rev. Mr. Perry spoke on the life and character of the honoree, which was followed by others in like strain. The hour of parting came – the low spoken words of regret, tendered – the silent brotherly hand clasp and the curtain dropped. Following was the menu: oysters, Celery, Tomatoes, Coffee, Cigars.

  Wm. Green of Shiner was in the city between trains Saturday.

   Mrs. Z. A. Staggs and children left Saturday for Cuero on a visit to relatives.


  Dr. Joe Eckhardt was here yesterday and said he intended to locate in Yoakum about Jan. 1. -  Cuero Record

  Two nicely furnished front rooms for rent, close in Apply to Mrs. W. J. Snearly or this office.

  J. W. Schwab of Waco, and T. H. B. Taylor  of Marlin where guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Schwab.

  Ed Shampaign returned Sunday from Marlin where he had been in the interest of his health.

  J. W. Caldwell sent three turkeys to Corpus Christi, which will be used in the luncheon given by Mrs. King to President Taft. The three weighted 100 pounds and the largest about 40 pounds. DeWitt county can feed anybody. Her turkeys are

O. K. – Cuero Record.

  For Sale – one pair of good mules, 141 – 2 hands high between 10 and 12 years old, and in good condition, and gentle in every way. Apply at this office or to H. E. Bertram


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Athletic Members

  Below we publish a list of the members of the Athletic Club which was organized in this city a few days ago:

F. M. Wood, H. K. Williams, J. H. Qaota, J. G. LaBauve, E. A. Palmer, R. Nash,

H. L. Morris, P. Kirk, A. D. O’Brien, J. Hudson, r. B. Papacek, E. Cordray, L. B. Burke, F. Z. Lander, W. W. McGowen, A. Weller, O. C. Chandler, S. F. Lewis,

C. Elkins, H. H. Swift, M. Kalvorisky, J. A. Stulkens, D. B. Fore, Z. Kirk, J. Y. Fitch, A. Riggs, J. H. Youngkin, A. Youngkin, H. Newberry, K. Richardson,

E. E. Harris, F. Thomas, J. Henson, L. Blanton, J. F. Vick, D. E. Bryan, H. A. Fouts,

O. Webb, W. H. Shindler, T. I. Montgomery, R. Darwin, S. Green, B. B. Daughtery, W. F. Adams, G. L. Blanchard, J. L. Hollon, A. Richardson, K. H. Schoppe,

E. L. Bailey, J. H. Tooke, A. J. McDonald.

H. C. Youngkin Dead

  Died, in this city, October 20, 1909, at 7 o’clock p.m.. H. C. Youngkin, aged 81 years.  A wife and two sons, Drs. Si and Jno. A. Youngkin, survive him.

  H. C. Youngkin and wife came from Halletsville some two weeks ago to spend their declining years with their sons, both being in feeble health. After a happy married life of 58 years, the golden bonds have parted and the devoted husband and fond father taken to that home prepared for such as he, in the kingdom of heaven.

  Nearly his whole life was spent in Halletsville, Lavaca county, and at one time, shortly after the war, he represented his county in the State Legislature, and also served as County Clerk one term. Truly it may be said that he was “full of years and honors.” [?] It was right that  Lil o’ me was spun in quiet re-------,free from the cares and anxieties of life, and that a useful career was crowned by a happy and contented end.   At the extreme  age which he had attained, his death could not have been unexpected.

  To the grief stricken wife and sons, we  would offer this consolation:  He trusted a God all powerful to save and he has gone to receive the promised crown. He cannot return, but all may trust the same God and receive a like reward.

  Funeral services were held at the residence of his son, Dr. Si Youngkin, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 O’clock and interment was had in the City Cemetery.

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Harris – May

  Thursday evening at 8: 30  O’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. X. May, in North Yoakum, Miss Lottie May and E. E. Harris were joined in holy wedlock, Father J. Sheehan officiating. The wedding was a simple home affair, but few, outside of the immediate family, being present to witness the ceremony, in fact it was a scheme to surprise their host  of friends of the young couple will wish for them much happiness.

  The bride is one of Yoakum’s fair daughters and her friends are numbered by the score.

  The groom is holding down a brakeman’s position on the Sap, and is held in high esteem by his fellow- workmen.

  Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Harris left on the Crockett for San Antonio, where they will remain several days, and then return to Kenedy their future home.

  The Times extends congratulations and best wishes to the young couple.

  Tenth Birthday

  Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hinds entertained a number of young people Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock in honor of the 10th birthday anniversary of their son, Victor Hinds. The hours were spent in conversation and the playing of such games as delight the young. At the proper time dainty  refreshments were served. The honoree was the recipient of many handsome presents as a token of love and esteem. The following were present: Lionel and Lois Bourke, Herbert  and Douglas Wade, Herbert Wagner, Robt. and Haden Eaves, Joe Renadd, Mary Bell Conlon, Lorena Hinds, Bertha Cannon, Louisa Williams, Emmolene Hinds, Bennie Ray Humphrey, Pat Hinds, Clide Etherage, Gordon Hinds, Leslie Denmann, Theodore Owens, George Sterling, Ina Hinds, Clower  Ulric, Christie Orth, Lucius Ulric, Robt. Jones, Winnie Hinds, Harry Whitfield and Margaret Worden. Mesdames Ohas. Wade Worden, Jack Williams, Syl Hinds, Miss Susie Vollentine, Mr. H. A. Vollentine.

Moved to Yoakum

  Mr. and Mrs.  H. C. Youngkin, resident’s of this vicinity, went to Yoakum last week to spend their declining years with their sons, Drs. John and Si Youngkin. This aged couple have been married 58 years and have spent nearly all of their married life in this city. Shortly after the war Mr. Youngkin represented Lavaca County in the state legislature, also served one term as county clerk. Both are now in feeble health and it was mainly for this reason that they decided to make the move

-Halletsville newspaper.

  Tom Riggs of Beaumont is in the city visiting his parents.

   Mrs. S. Myerowitz, wife of S. Myerowitz of the dry goods firm of Hertz & Myerowitz, arrived in the city from New York last Saturday, and will remain here with her husband. Mrs. Myerowitz was accompanied by her two children.

   W. H. Bellamy of Medicine Mound, and Robert Bellamy, of Amarilla are here at the bedside of their mother who is critically ill.

  See Mrs. E. H. Coleman, the Front Street Milliner, for the latest and cheapest hats. Ad is in issue of this paper

  [faded]----- at 4 o’clock -----the home of Dr and Mrs. Sid Youngkin, a bouncing boy baby  with instruction that Mrs. Walter Chambers, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Youngkin, should forever assume the part of mother to the little chap. Now that he has a grandson, Dr. Si. Youngkin says he feels 20 years younger. Here’s hoping the boy will grow up to be a blessing to both parents and grand parents.

Quiet Home Wedding

Miss Birdie Youngkin and E. J. Majors  married yesterday

  A high noon Tuesday at the home of the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Youngkin, Miss Birdie Youngkin and E. J. Majors were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, the Rev. Dr. Bates of  San Antonio, officiating. The wedding was a quiet one, there being present only the immediate family of the bride and a few intimate friends. A dinner was served to the newly married couple and wedding guest. Mr. and Mrs. Majors left on the afternoon train for a short bridal trip to North Texas, and will then return to Cuero, which place will be their future home.

  The bride has many friends in Yoakum who wish for her the greatest happiness. The groom is a well know and prosperous  young business man, holding a responsible position with the Cuero Drug Company.

  J. X. May, Jr., and wife of Moulton came over Thursday to attend the Harris – May nuptials.

  Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Richmond are rejoicing over he arrival of a bouncing baby boy.  

  Joe Baldridge of Cuero attended the Majors – Youngkin nuptials.

  Mrs. A Emma Vogt and F. J. Wallick of Rosebud, wee married Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran church, Rev. W. Worlfsdorff, the pastor, officiating,. Mr. and Mrs. Wallick have gone to housekeeping at their country home near the city.



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  President Taft passed through Yoakum Saturday morning, enroute  to Houston. He was accompanied  by the officials of the “Sap” and Engineer Harry Lane in Charge of the engine. A large crowd  including the city officials had assembled at the depot to welcome the President of the United States, but the hour being late and Mr. Taft taking a much needed rest, it was though best not to disturb him, to the great disappointment of the large assemblage of patriotic citizens. The special remained here fro about 15 minutes, then made its way to Houston.

Court News

  The following cases on the criminal docket have been set for trial in the district court at Halletsville:

Prentis Neuman, murder; attachments ordered for defendant’s   witnesses,  Drs. Jos. Lackey,  John Boyd, W. C. Thrill, Dr. S. F. Robertson. Special venire [summons]  of 100 men and case set for Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.

  Bishop Stevens, manslaughter; set on October 28.

  Thomas Escamen, murder; special venire [summons] of 45 men and case set for Oct. 29, at 9 a. m.

  Thomas Adams, murder, the special venire [summons] of 70 men and case set for Nov. 3, 9 a. m.

  Mrs. Pauline Hasdorff Dead

  Sunday morning at 4 o’clock, at her home in South, Yoakum, Mrs. Pauline Hasdorff, aged 30 years, and wife of Wm. Hasdorff, died after a short illness and much suffering. Her remains were interred in the City Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. W. Wolfsdorff conducting the services. Besides the heartbroken husband, deceased leaves three children to mourn her loss. The Times extends condolence to the bereaved family.

  R. H. C. Buenger returned Friday from a several week’s stay out of the city in the interest of his health.

  Ms. H. M. Tippett returned to her home at Halletsville Saturday, after a brief visit in the city the guest of her parents, Capt. and Mrs. T. M. Dodd.

  Col. J. A. Lander and Mrs. S. F. Tooley have returned home after an extended stay in Missouri, visiting relatives and friends.

  John Peter, a prominent farmer on Route 1, and also an old subscriber to The Times, dropped in yesterday to pay another year’s subscription. He reported to the writer that he had just disposed of a 610 pound bale of cotton, from which he realized the snug sum of $92.10. He stated further that he brought to town a day or so ago two bales of cotton from the sale of which he was made richer by $164. lucky man is Mr. Peter.

  Watermelons for the Fair

  William Hartman, a well known farmer of Meyersville this county, brought in and sold today to A. W. Naunheim a load of watermelons some of which weighed 32 pounds. The remarkable feature of these watermelons is that, they were planted in June and have not had a drop of rain. Mr. Hartmann will display some of them at the county fair beheld in Cuero )Oct. 28, 29, and 30. - Cuero Star

  A Mexican by the name of Hernandy, was run over and killed by a Sap switch engine in  the yards  Tuesday night. It is stated that he was on his way to the Sap depot to board the Crockett for Cuero when the accident occurred.

  H. C. Koch is in Palestine  on business.

  Dr. Staggs was a passenger to Gonzales Wednesday.

  J. P. Fink went to Halletsville Wednesday on business.

  T. J Fitch went to Hope on court business Thursday.

  Geo. Woodrome went over to Lockhart Thursday on business.

  Frank Quota has returned from a sight seeing trip at the Dallas fair.

  J. M. Young returned Thursday from a business trip to Flatonia.

  Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Mueck left Thursday for Cuero to visit relatives and enjoy the fair.

  Mrs. Albert Bulwer left on Wednesday for Gonzales to attend the fair.

  Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Cain returned Wednesday from a visit to the Dallas fair.

  Mrs. Raymond Schrimscher has returned home after a brief visit with friends at Cuero.

  Mrs. E. E. Harris of Kenedy is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. May.

  R. H. C. Buenger went to Corpus Christi Wednesday to spend a few days in the interest of his health.

  Chas. Flato of Shiner passed through the City Thursday enroute home from a business trip to Cuero.

  W. J. Carnes, the tombstone man of Halletsville, is in the city looking after business matters.

  Mrs. W. G. Sterns and children of South McAlester, Oklahoma, arrived in the city Wednesday; the guests of Mrs. Sterns’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Montgomery.

  Henry Wehmann of Floresville passed through the city Tuesday on his way to Halletsville on a visit to relatives.

  Jacob Poth and daughter Miss Alvira, left Tuesday for Elgin, Where they will spend some time with relatives.

  Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fink arrived in the city from San Antonio Tuesday and will spend a few days in the city with relatives and friends.

  John Koerth went to Halletsville Thursday to recover a horse which had been stolen from his home in this city a few nights ago. The party charged with the theft has been arrested and is now in jail at Halletsville. He claims Waco as his home.

  An engineer was killed and two persons injured yesterday in a wreck on the San Angelo branch of the Santa Fe.

  Mrs. Neal returned Thursday from a pleasant visit to her parents at Halletsville, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hester.

  E. G. Schumacher and family and Mrs. William Wagener, have returned from an extended  visit to relatives in Sterling County.

  Wednesday, Oct. 20, Rudolph Skrehot of Hochheim and Miss Alvina Herchek of Lone Tree, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.  May their path through life be free from sorrow.

  Mrs. Perry Noesel and children were called to Corpus Christi Monday on account of a sick relative.

  W. F. Adams, Sr., of Hackberry returned home Saturday after a pleasant visit in the city, the guest of his son, W. F. Adams and family.

  To The Public

  Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by  Mrs. C. S. Brooks from this day on. C. S. Brooks. Yoakum, Texas, Oct. 22, 1909

  Miss Martha Lidiak of La Grange has accepted a position with the Lyons’ Department Store.

  Albert Bulwer went to Gonzales on cattle business Monday.

  Mr. W. H. Bellamy, who was called here on account of illness of his mother left Saturday for his home at Medicine Mound. Mr. Bellamy reports that cotton picking and wheat sowing are in the progress in the Panhandle and conditions there generally are very good.

  R. C. Roos and family have returned to Yoakum after spending several days here as the guests of   Mr. Roos’ brother, Oscar Roos, one of our leading hardware merchants. Mr. Roos was delighted with the progress Victoria is making, and spoke glowingly of the town’s future. – Victoria Advocate. 



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  The Times acknowledges the receipt of the following marriage announcement:

  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Simon invite you to be present at the marriage of their daughter Sadie to Mr. Victor Will Lyons, Wednesday evening, Nov. tenth, nineteen hundred and nine, at seven o’clock at their home, 1712 Walker Ave. Houston Texas.  At home after December first,  1712 Walker Avenue.

Changed Hands

  The planning mill which has been in operation in this city for the past year, under the able management of Ed Bailey, has been taken   over by J. M. Ulrick, formerly of the coach department of the S. A. & A. P. road at this point. The new owner and manager is now prepared to supply the wants of those contemplating the erection of homes or business houses with the most artistic patterns in ornaments, etc. He is in a position to furnish the public with desks and cabinets of all kinds that can be made out of wood. The public has a cordial invitation to call and see him.

  Brown Daughert, brakeman on train No. 81 of the Sap, had one of his hands mashed and horribly mutilated while at Flatonia yesterday morning, and was immediately brought to Yoakum on a returning freight and is now under the care of Drs. Brown and Schwab. It seems that Daugherty was tightening a nut which had worked lose on one of the cars, and while so doing the engine backed up against the car, with the result as stated above. After receiving attention from the  physicians here, Daugherty was taken to the Santa Rosa hospital of San Antonio.

  The many friends of Milburn Green, of San Antonio will be glad to learn that he is getting along nicely.

Large Land Sale

  A deal was closed this week whereby W. Lander becomes the possessor of a splendid 600 acre farm located on the San Antonio river,  14 miles from San Antonio and Jos. J. Kutac becomes the owner of 300 acres of land 2  ½ miles from Yoakum together with Mr. Lander’s herd of Jersey cows. Mr. Kutac will move onto the land acquired and will bring his Jersey herd, combining it with that bought of Mr. Lander, giving him 52 Jersey cows which he will milk, selling his cream to the Yoakum creamery. The deal involved a total consideration for the two tracts of land and cows of nearly $30,000. and was one of the largest transactions consummated here lately. A well known Yoakum real estate man negotiated the sales.  

Farewell Reception

  On Thursday last, between the hours of 3 and 6, the comfortable southern home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Shrimscher was the scene of an entertainment memorable  in the annals of Yoakum. The occasion was the farewell reception tendered to Mrs. A. Roos, Mrs. J. W. Whitmore and her little daughter Hazel by the Ladies Guild of the Episcopal church. One hundred guests assembled to express their regrets at losing these valued, and pioneer members of the Episcopal church in this city.

  The guest   were received in the reception hall by Mrs. J. S. Schrimscher, president of the Guild, in her own inimitable manner. Thence they were ushered into the living room by that charming young matron Mrs. J. H. Kennedy who piloted them to the punch table, where Mrs. Ivey McCleod  and Mrs. Stewart dispensed a beverage whose flavor was enhanced by the graciousness of the fair dispensers.

  Having done justice to the delicious punch. Mrs. Kennedy conducted them to the parlor where they were presented to the guest of honor. Here the time passed by in animated conversation until the guests were taken in charge by Mrs. H. Stafford who lead  them to the dining room. It had been decorated as were the other s, with palms, ferns and cut flowers, while a soft ---- shed over all by the many wax candles in hand one antique candelabrum.

  The tea table was adorned with maiden hair ferns and vines, a fitting   setting for the matronly dignity of Mrs. Riley, who presided, being assisted by Mesdames Ward and Berger. On leaving the dining room each guest was served with bonbons by the daughter of the house, Mrs. Raymond Schrimscher.

  One of the most enjoyable features of the evening was the choice music rendered by Mrs. W. Shropshire and Prof. Bailey, while Mrs. Riley and the talented little daughter of Mrs. Whitmore delighted their audience with several vocal numbers.

  At the close of the reception little Hazel, in a few chosen words expressed to the Guild, the appreciation of its hospitality which was felt by the honorees, and voiced the hope of all that it might be “ Au revoir, but not goodbye.”

  Seldom, if ever, has such an assemblage of beautifully gowned women graced any entertainment in Yoakum, and while all expressed their regret at losing Mrs. Roos, Mrs. Whitmore and little Hazel from their midst they were sure that they had never experienced a more enjoyable occasion.

  J.W. Kelly went to Halletsville Tuesday on court business.

  Chas. Flato of Shiner passed through the city Tuesday on his way to Corpus Christi.

A.     J. Ross returned on the Crockett Tuesday morning from a brief trip to Halletsville.

  Mrs. Sam McMurrey of Cuero passed through the city Tuesday on her way to Shiner to look after her property interest.

  Mrs. J. F. Montgomery and little son Frances of Waxahachie are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Johnston.

District Court Doings

  Monday, November first, the state and defendant announced ready for trial in the case State vs. Prentiss Neumann, charged with murder. The special venire was exhausted in the afternoon, only six jurors being secured out of 100 men. The sheriff was ordered to summon 75 qualified jurors to be present at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, these were drawn on until the other six jurors were selected. The jury in the case being as follows: Chas. Spear, M. W. Kersh, Valentine Schott, M. Phelps, Leroy McMurrey, Emil Voelkel, Anton Dwarsky, Louis Matula, Thos. Moch, Jos. Alblinger, E. E. Smothers and C. A. Cobb. There are a great many witnesses in this case from all parts of the state, most of who are present, some having been excused by both sides. Allen Humphreys, witness for the state, was present on Monday when announcement of ready was made, and on postponement being taken until Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Humphreys went back to Yoakum, where he resides, and on failure to answer on Tuesday afternoon, was fined fifty dollars, and attachment awarded for him, returnable instanter.  The District Attorney is assisted by the firm of Paulus & Ragsdale in the prosecution while the defendant is represented by Messrs. Patton & Schwartz and R. B. Allen of Halletsville, and Messrs. Davidson & Bailey of Cuero. The trail will likely consume the greater part of the week and will be the last case tried at this term. The court will adjourn about Friday or Saturday.

Welder – Lander Wedding

  John J. Welder, Jr., and Miss Kathleen Lander stole a march on their many friends by marrying this morning, a day earlier than was generally understood. The happy event took place at the home of the bride’s parents at 7:30 o’clock, Rev. F. X. Heck of St. Mary’s Church officiating. Only relatives, including Mrs. S. J. Winston, Miss Nettie Laurie Winston and Mrs. J. R. Farmer, of Richmond, and intimate friend of the bride, Miss Mettie Roselle, witnessed the ceremony, the contracting parties leaving shortly afterwards for Houston on their honeymoon.

  The groom is a member of one of Victoria’s most prominent and widely known families, and an exemplary young man. His beautiful bride is a daughter of Frank B. Lander, prominent banker of this city, and one of Victoria’s most popular and accomplished young ladies. – Victoria Advocate

McVea – Link

  At the Arthur Hotel, San Antonio, Sunday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. Mrs. Sadie G. Link of Denver, Colorado, and Dr. W. W. McVea of Yoakum, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. Dr. Burgin officiating.  

  Dr. McVea has but recently cast his lot with us and is now engaged in the dental business, having purchased the Dr. S. S. Stahl dental establishment. Since his advent in Yoakum the Dr. has made many friends all of whom will wish the Dr. and his bride every happiness.

Accidentally Killed

  Mr. J. P. Pinston, aged 68, was accidentally killed at Shindler’s bridge, on Brushy Creek, about noon Wednesday. Deceased was coming to town with a load of wood and crossing the bridge he, in some manner which cannot be explained, fell off the wood, striking the ground in front of the wheels, one of the wheels passing across his neck breaking it and causing instant death.

  Deceased was a Confederate veteran, he became a member of ----battery of Alabama in 1862 and served his country throughout, the war being ----------------

3 sons and two daughters survive him.

  Notice of the funeral will be published later.

[ The obituary is faded, but it is talking about the unit he was in  during the war. ]


“Yoakum Weekly Times" Vol.14, No.35, November 20, 1909

  The funeral services over the remains of the two months old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom  Matsop, whose death occurred early Tuesday morning, took place at the City Cemetery at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Times extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.


Jeager – Ownby

  Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, at 9 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ownby in Hochheim, Miss Emma Ownby and Albert E. Jeager were united in Marriage by Rev. r. M. Wimmell, pastor of the Presbytery Church. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jeager and was born in DeWitt County. He is employed by his father in the gin at Hochheim. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ownby and has lived in DeWitt all her life. Among the relatives and friends present were Mr. and Mrs. Ownby, Mr and Mrs. Carl Flemming, Mrs. J. R. Hale of Kingsville, Mrs. A. D. holster, Misses Ruth and Ida Ownby, Mr. and Mrs. Jeager, Willie, Fred and Lota Jeager,

  After an early dinner the whole company departed for Yoakum, some to take the train for home, some to visit in San Antonio and others to visit in Yoakum. The young couple will make their home in Yoakum.

Have Wedding in Hospital

  Touched by the fact that  her betrothed had sustained an accident which necessitated confinement in the hospital, Miss Roxie Simpson of Yoakum came to the city Monday accompanied by Rev. J. M. Perry, who, that evening united her in marriage to B. B. Daugherty in the Santa Rosa Infirmary.

  So unostentatiously was the wedding performed that not even the sisters at the hospital attendants knew that Cupid had brought to a consummation a romance which had its inception when both principals were hale and well. Congratulations have poured into the hospital to the young couple. Mrs. Daugherty now being with her husband, will help nurse him back to health, who is a brakeman for the Aransas Pass Railroad, had his left hand mashed almost to a pulp several days ago, brought to the hospital here for treatment, the hand became so bad that he was forced to bed. Miss Simpson, hearing almost immediately of his injury, acceded to his request that she come to San Antonio and be married. Securing the co-operation of Rev. J. M. Perry, the young woman came with him.

  And thus, while in wards all about them aching bodies bore witness to human suffering, the words were spoken which united the young couple. Few knew of the ceremony until it was accomplished. Then a telegram sped back to Yoakum, notifying friends and immediately congratulatory messages began to pour in.

  Miss Simpson is the pretty and accomplished daughter of the late W. J. Simpson, of Yoakum. She and Mr. Daugherty had long  intended to get married. –

San Antonio Express

  Mrs. Chas. Baker was called to San Antonio Wednesday night to attend the bedside of her brother in law, conductor Chas. Salsburry of the Kacy system. Who is reported to be in a precarious condition.

School Report [not whole article and word faded means very hard to read the name] Following pupils are entitled to honorable mention:

Primary Department,

West Side- Oren Turbeville, Nettie McQuillan, Clarence Clitton-faded, Roma Thiele, Maurice Hardy, Albert Ward-faded, Martin Whitfield, Iva Newsom, Lee Tucker, Flossie Holster, H. Staggs-faded, Joe Bushek,  Victor Koehler, Merrill Haller, Lurah Lee Dunn, James Cadwell-faded, Willis Wauson, Mary McCarty, Annie Knox, ---faded Butler, Stella Byars, Roy Dagg, Ewald  Muecke, Clarence McCarty, Henry Sedwick, Adolph Stahaia, Cameron Turbeville, Hugo Koehler, Minnie  Whitfield, May Fern Smoot-faded, Emma Turbeville, Hilda Stahala.

East Side: Reba Mason, Bertha Arlitt, Gladys Feland, Sarah Lynch, Gladys St. John, Marie Walker, Mary B. Roos, May Fetterly, Milling Brian, Margaret Perrenot, Gladys Johnson, Johnny Lou Mamerow, Myrtle Cudd, Alice McCarty, Viola Merian, Maude May, Rebecca Youngkin, Elmo Sistrunk, Lloyd  Hunter, Wendell Cline, Norman Smith, Bessie Rose Richmond, Minnie Gee,

Helen Quota-faded, Mary Bell Conlon-faded, Irene Peterson, Edith Ford, George Koerth, Sidney Lowrance, Lela, Woolsey, Gussie Woodruff, Bonnie Ella Richmond,

Nina Jordan, Katherine North, Callie Boenigk-faded, Olive Burch, Dora Owen, Virgie Butler, Lady Lois Willis, Henry Bressel, Alta McCord, Alice B. Cook, Charlotte Trousdale, Howard Green, Chas. Weber, Eugene Inglehart, Graham Cook, Julius Haudec, Elda Rinn, Anna Lee Burns, Leslie Burns, Arthur Cain.

 Grammar School

Westside: Willie Adams, Boyd Bellamy, Werner Gerhardt, Manfred Gerhardt, Homer Tucker, Rosella Steiner, Jonnie Quast, Mabel Edgar, Edith Clark, Alice McQuillan, Myrtle O’Neil, Bettie Quast, Clyde Schoope, Irene Spurling, Phillippa Hoffer,  Ivey Freeman, Emil Quast.

East Side: Lessie Fitch, Kittie Vick, Lloyd Head, Florine Thames, Norina Simpson, Gray Green, Willie Boenigk, Fern Mamerow , Edith Martin, Edwin Sandell, Bertha North, Bessie Brian, Leland Smith, George Tomforde, Curtis Johnson, Eva Doran, Lillian Humphreys, Beverly Palmer, Alma Sladek, Gertrude Morris, Doris Rittner, Ina Hinds, Ruth Baby, Melvin Peterson, Grace Whitfield, Eunice Brown, Juba Zirjack, Effie Sladek, Paul Pipes, Ottie Harry, James Goode, Jack Ely, Frances Conlon, Berry Brown, Amy Singer, Nanny Ray Baker, Samuel Wanderlich, Marguerite Hudson, R. D. Tamplin, Ethel Creekmore, Kathleen O’Conner, Julius Hagen, Hazel Whitmore.

High School – Albert Singer, Gladys Everson, Mildred Gable, May Belle George, Ethel Johnston, Louise Green, Annie Neumann, Bernice Shropshire, Frank Linn, Lillian Maresch, Lucile Baby, Laura Dooley, Marion Buchanan, Martha Stahala, Edmund Wehmann, Clay Grobe, Virgie Kavanagh, Audrey Schoppe, Lillie Rinn, Gladys Wood, Robert Riley, James Godwin, Belle Green, Marguerite Arlitt, Otto Cain, Vivian Jelks, Bessie Ford, Howell Jones, Chars. Perrnot, Frances Jannette,

Orion Perrenot, Carrie Henson, Chester North, Ernest Manning, Leon O’Neill, Paul Hagen,  Leo Ebner,  Elo Ruenger.

Simon – Lyons Wedding   [some words are faded ]

Houston Post, Nov. 11

   The marriage of Miss Sadie Simon and Victor Will Lyons, which was celebrated last evening at 7 o’clock at the residence of the bride’s parents, M r. and Mrs. Joseph Simon, was one of the prettiest arranged events  of the season. The bridal colors of   white and green developed in the house decorations with ----effect. Quantties of palms, ferns and big shaggy white chrysanthemums were used to ornament the reception suite, the drawing room in which the ceremony was performed being exceptionally lovely with  approved altar of  tall palms and teaberry ferns. Suspended above were two white doves, while elsewhere around the room were vases and bows of the autumn blossoms. The chandlers throughout the house were twined with the southern smilax and tulle, and in the dining room the table was one of pictorial beauty. For its covering it had a centerpiece and doilies of cluny lace, a crystal vase of Chrysanthemums furnishing the central adornment. The bride’s cake, heat-shaped, and crystal and silver dishes of bonbons and nuts were also part of the table appointments, the guests pulling ribbons attached to the cake for the ring, dime and thimble.  Previous to the entrance of the wedding party, Miss Sadye Freyer sang : ‘Oh Promise Me’, after which, to the accompaniment of Mendeissohn’s ‘Wedding March’ played by Mrs. Benjamin Hirsch of Philadelphia, the bridal party entered the drawing room as follows’ First the two little flower girls, Misses Jo Lois Mayer of Yoakum and Leo Janice Sam, who, as they entered, formed an aisle of white ribbons through which the others passed. After the flower girls came the maid of honor, Miss Aline Raphael, cousin of the bride, followed by the ring-bearer, little Miss Dorris Horwitz, bringing the ring on a heat-shaped cushion of white satin, and after her came the bride with her father, who were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Abe R. Simon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Henry Barnstein, after which Mrs. Hirsch played Lohengrin’s “Bridal Chorus.”

   The bride was beautifully gowned in white lingerie princess robe over white satin trimmed with baby Irish lace and knots of ribbon. Her veil was of tulle, fastened to her hair with lilies of valley, and she carried a bouquet of the lilies finished with a bow of tulle. Her only ornament was a diamond brooch, the gift of the groom.

   The maid of honor was becomingly attired in a white lingerie gown, worn over green satin, and her bouquet was of white chrysanthemums.

   The flower girls wore pretty frocks of lace and embroidery and carried baskets of lilies of the valley, finished with bows of tulle.

   The ring-bearer wore a dainty white lingerie frock of white, all three of the little maids wearing green sashes. Mrs. Simon was handsomely gowned in green silk poplin, trimmed with hand-made lace.

     After the ceremony an informal reception was held among the guests present, during which time a cream, course in the prevailing colors was served. Mr. and Mrs. Lyons left on the evening train for a wedding trip of two weeks through Mexico and upon their return will be at home at 1712 Walker Avenue. The punch table, out on the screened and vine-trimmed gallery, was presided over by Miss Mamie Baer, of Tyler and the bride’s book was in charge of Miss Jeannette Levy. Miss Lillian Nussbaum’s   artistic fingers were responsible for the pretty house decorations.        Many handsome gifts were received by the young couple, including china, cut glass and silver. Among the out-of-town guest were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howitson and daughter of Palestine, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mayer and daughter of Yoakum, Mrs. Louise Lyons of Yoakum,  Mrs. A. Mazur of Luling, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Raphael of Galveston, Misses Aline and Lenore Raphael of Galveston, Miss Marie Maer of Tyler, Ben Lyons of Waco, Leon Alexander of Marlin and Louis Alexander of Victoria. 

Mrs. J. A. Turntine   

   Died at Silsbee, Thursday morning, Nov. 11 1909, Mrs. J. A. Turntine. The remains were brought back to Yoakum  Saturday afternoon, and the funeral services were held at the Olsen  Hotel under the auspices  of the Lady Maccabees and Woodmen circle, which orders she had been an honored member, and interment was had in the City Cemetery. Several years ago deceased was a resident of this city and during her stay in our midst had drawn about her a large circle of friends, who will deeply deplore her demise. The Times extends condolence to the bereaved family of deceased.

   Miss Mable Dodd has returned from a pleasant visit to relatives at Houston.

   Mrs. A. C. Stapp Left Saturday for Dallas on a visit to her daughters.

   Mrs. E. E. Harris of Kenedy is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. May.

   Mrs. J. B. Harris has returned from a pleasant visit to relatives at Houston and the Carnival.

   Mr. and Mrs. L. Zrubek and child and Miss Annie Psencik left Monday for Cistern to attend the Psencik – Kremel nuptials.

   Mrs. L. W. Riggs is very ill, as a consequence of a fall last Sunday that broke her collar one. Her recovery is very doubtful.

   Rev. J. M. Perry and Bascom Simpson went to San Antonio Monday to attend the marriage of Brown Daugherty and Miss Roxie Simpson, which happy event occurred at 8:30 last night, Rev. J. M. Perry officiating.

   Mrs. Wm. Wausen was thrown from her buggy Saturday night  while returning home from the show, and  had four ribs broken and some internal injuries that make her condition very painful and  dangerous

   Miss Annie Lee Green who is teaching school at Yorktown arrived in the city yesterday to spend Sunday with her parents.

Mueller – Eschenburg          

   Tuesday morning, Nov. 16th , at 11 o’clock, in the Lutheran church in the presence of a few intimate friends, Miss Emma Eschenburg of Hochheim prairie and George Muller of this city were made man and wife, Rev. W. Wolfsdorff officiating.

   Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple departed for their home in West Yoakum, followed by the good wishes of their attendants. 

   The bride is an attractive and charming lady, and her womanly manners had made for her a large circle of friends in the Hochheim Prairie community. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eschenburg.

   The groom is not a stranger in Yoakum. He is a well known business man of this city, being engaged in the jewelry and watch making business, and enjoys the confidence of our entire citizenship.

   The Times wishes Mr. and Mrs. Mueller a cornucopia of happiness and prosperity as they journey down life’s rugged pathway together


Yoakum Weekly Times, May 21, 1910



The marriage of Mr. Forest  E. Wade and Miss Dora Hillman was solemnized on Thursday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m., in the parlor of the Lutheran church, Rev. W. Wolfsdorff officiating. The wedding was a very quiet affair only a few immediate friends of the contracting parties being present to witness the ceremony. The bride is a charming young woman and has many friends in the city who will wish her much joy and happiness down life’s pathway. The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Wade of this city, is an employe of Uncle Samuel, having charge of the delivery window at the post office and by his urbane manners and an ever readiness to answer the calls of the many people who gather around his window (Wade prides himself on his good looks) at the opening of the mail, he has surrounded himself with a coterie of friends, from whom he is now receiving congratulations and best wishes for future happiness, and with the wish that some time in the future he may become a P.M. of this city. The TIMES sends its congratulations, with the wish that their voyage through life may be as happy and free as the dancing waves on the deep blue sea.”


D.R. Breeden of Halletsville returned home Saturday after a brief visit in the city.



Mrs. M.C. Davis of Palestine, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. S. White and son, G.T. Davis.


Messrs. J.C. Hardison and W.L. Johnston returned yesterday from a brief business visit to Runge.

Mrs. D. H. Jacobs returned Saturday from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Austin and La Grange.

Mrs. F. Witte, of Victoria, returned home Saturday, after a pleasant visit with her son, H.P. Witte and family.

Miss Lucile Smith, of San Anotnio, is visiting her sisiter, Miss Emma V. Smith, at her home of Mrs. W.L Johnson.