Friday, August 12, 1949

Coach Glenn (Red) Adams announced Thursday that practice for football will begin next Monday when the lads will report at 8:30 a.m. at the gym for a physical examination and receive their uniforms. Coach Adams stated each boy reporting out for football will be given a physical examination by Dr. H.A. Baker and Dr. J.M. Shields, a service they are performing for the football team without charge.

Mrs. Ruth Jarvis received severe flesh wounds on both legs Monday when she was attacked by two dogs at the home of G.H. Miracle in the Cedar Grove Community. Mrs. Jarvis was making a business call at the new home that is under construction when attacked. Carpenters working at the house rescued her from the animals. A number of stitches were taken to close the wounds in her legs at Baker Clinic where she was carried for treatment. During her absence her nephew, Elgin C. Moughon is keeping her office.

A tragic accident, occurring late Sunday afternoon one mile west of Mineral Wells, claimed the life of Mrs. Tom Prestridge and critically injured her husband, her mother, Mrs. Irl Bridenthal and her twin sister, Miss Dorothy Bridenthal. Mrs. Prestridge, her sister and mother were accompanying Mr. Prestridge, county attorney to El Toro, Calif., where he was to report for marine air reservist training when their car collided with a truck driven by Leon Trotter of Houston. Funeral services for Mrs. Prestridge were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Canton, where she was choir director. Interment was in Holly Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Prestridge had been employed by the local school board to teach public school music here for the next term. (See newspaper for complete obituary.)

Members of the Madden family held a family reunion at Myrtle Springs Park Sunday. This was the first time they were all together and the first time the relatives from Louisiana were ever in Texas. They all report a wonderful time. (See newspaper for names of those in attendance.)

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Greenwood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Juanita, to Norman Kent Gillen, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Summers of Granbury. The wedding will be solemnized on Saturday evening, Sept. 3, at 8 o’clock in the Russell Memorial Methodist Church. (See newspaper for picture.)

Miss Louise Harrison of Dallas became the bride of J.T. Tarver Saturday evening, July 23, at the home of Rev. Stogner in Dallas. The bride is the daughter of Gordon Harrison of Farmers Branch and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Tarver. Guests attending the wedding were Mrs. L.P. Meadows, Jr., Jack McClure, Thomas Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hogue of Dallas. (See newspaper for complete article and picture.)

 Alsa: Miss Juanita Greenwood of Wichita Falls and Miss Helen Bigham of Denton spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Greenwood. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Donnell and children, Mrs. Lovie Donnell, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wood of Dallas visited Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Kent Sunday.

Williams Chapel: Mrs. Fred Hurst and Marsha are spending a few days with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Howell and Ronnie spent from Friday till Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Tobbie Crews of Gilmer, They attended the Burcham and Carroll reunion Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Willis, Doris and Charles and Mr. and Mrs. Odell Wilson also attended the reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Neal of Irving spent a few days last week with Mrs. Mary McCully and Edward Long.

Personals: Sgt. and Mrs. Coy Smith of Nebraska are visiting relatives here. Miss Lawanda Welmaker of Tyler is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G.N. Faulkner, and Mr. Faulkner. Lewis Orsborn, of Beaumont, visited last week with his father, Ollie Orsborn, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Phillips and family. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Tate and children of Tulsa, Okla., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Rogers and other relatives. Mrs. F.B. Morse returned last Friday from a visit with her son, William Forest Morse, in Chicago, Ill. John W. Davidson of Boston, Mass., spent the week with his mother, Mrs. E.A. Davidson and brother, Sgt Homer Davidson of Perrin Field., Sherman.

D.N. (Pole) Johnson, 75, died at his home in Wills Point at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 after a long illness. Daniel Napoleon Johnson was born at Jackson, near Canton. His mother died when he was 13 and his father died at his home in 1928. He married Lucy Watenbe in 1895 and to this union four children were born. Three preceded him in death, two little girls and a son, Evert Johnson. One child B.W. Johnson of Tyler survives. He was with his father at the time of his death. His first wife passed away in 1924. (See newspaper for complete obituary.)


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