Thursday, July 31, 2014

1896 :: Death of James E. Mosely, Sr.


Rockdale, Tex., July 29. -- James Edward Moseley, sr., died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at the residence of his son, J.E. Mosely, jr., nine miles southwest from Rockdale, in the 83d year of his age. Mr. Mosely was an ex-confederate soldier. He was living in Mississippi when the war broke out, and served in the army of Tennessee. After the war was over he removed with his family to Texas and settled in the community where he died. About a month ago Mr. Mosely fell from the front gallery of a neighbor's house and hurt himself, from the effects of which he never recovered. He was under the care of a physician but twice in his life. Galveston Daily News, July 31, 1896

1929 :: Dallas-Owned Car Burns


Rockdale, Texas, July 30. -- A large auto belonging to George Hardison of Dallas and driven by his son, Joe Hardison, was destroyed by fire when it turned over Sunday evening on the highway between Rockdale and Cameron. Mr. Hardison was returning to Dallas after spending the day with his sister, Mrs C.W. Matson of Rockdale. Dallas Morning News, July 31, 1929