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Friday, March 28, 2014

1889 :: Witcher is made Postmaster

Washington, March 23. -- The president sent the following nominations to the senate to-day: . . . Also, a number of fourth-class postmasters; among them John C. Witcher, at Rockdale, Texas. . . . Austin Weekly Statesman, March 28, 1889

John C. Witcher was made Postmaster as of the 26th of March. The Witcher family was prominent in the early days of the city. John C. Witcher located here in 1883 [sic?], as a contractor and builder. When the town was incorporated in June 1874, he was elected city marshal and served four years during which there were some turbulent times.

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