Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1913 :: Death of Rev. F. Huhns


Rockdale, Texas., Aug. 13. -- Rev. F. Huhns, Baptist missionary for the Little River Baptist Association, died in a drug store in this city this morning from poisoning. Justice of the Peace Ed Gunn held the inquest and rendered a verdict of suicide. Dallas Morning News, August 14, 1913

Sunday, August 11, 2013

1881 :: Price of Ice Up in Rockdale


Rockdale, August 3. -- Mr. Goldsticker, the ice cream man of Rockdale, has raised the price of ice, but the thermometer has failed to lower correspondingly. Weekly Democratic Statesman, Austin, Texas, August 11, 1881

Saturday, August 10, 2013

1888 :: Death of Henry Goldsticker


Rockdale, Tex., Aug. 9.--Henry Goldsticker, one of the earliest settlers in Rockdale, died to-day of Bright's disease. He leaves a most estimable wife and family to mourn his loss. Deceased was a member of both knights and legion of honor. He possessed many excellent qualities. Dallas Morning News, August 10, 1888

Friday, August 9, 2013

1928 :: Gas Turned on at Rockdale


Rockdale, Texas, Aug. 8. -- The Community Gas Company's pipe line bringing natural gas to Rockdale is completed and gas was turned into the mains Monday. Dallas Morning News, August 9, 1928