Monday, June 27, 2016

1894 :: Death of Miss Fannie Murff



Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., June 25. -- Died, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Kawkins, Miss Fannie Murff, daughter of Captin R.S. Murff of Burlington. The Galveston Daily News, June 27, 1894

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1956 :: Death of Annie Talbot Gladdish



Dallas Morning News. Mart, June 25 -- Funeral services will be held here Wednesday for Mrs. Annie Talbot Gladdish, 93, a Mart resident for many years who died Sunday from injuries received in a fall last September. Mrs. Gladdish died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J.L. Baird, in Marked Tree, Ark. Her body will arrive in Mart Tuesday morning. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Littlepage Chapel, Bishop F.T. Goddard of Tyler officiating, burial in Mart Cemetery. Mrs. Gladdish was born Feb. 10, 1863, in Norfolk, Va. She moved with her father to Texas after her home was burned during the Civil War. After graduation from Professor Estill's Academy in Brenham, Mrs. Gladdish moved to Rockdale and worked in the post office. She was married to Henry Allen Gladdish in Rockdale and in 1905 moved to Mart. Mr. Gladdish died in 1930. Mrs. Gladdish was a member of the Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy until the organization disbanded. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. P.A. Moore of Taos, N.M., Mrs. E.L. Pierce and Mrs. J.L. Baird of Marked Tree, Ark., Miss Ethel Gladdish of San Antonio, Mrs. G.M. Knebel of Scarsdale, N.Y., Mrs. J.D. Tonahill of Mart; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas), June 26, 1956, Page 18 

Monday, June 20, 2016

1889 :: News from Rockdale



Rockdale Messenger
(Rockdale, Tex.)
Vol. 17, Ed. 1 
Thursday, June 20, 1889

Mr. Frank Mundine of Lexington was in town Monday. He informs the Messenger that he will begin the work of rebuilding his hotel here next week. . . . The Texan says: . . . Rockdale pursues the even tenor of her way; she has no boom but is steadily and surely improving. Several new stores are contemplated; the Mundine hotel will be rebuilt at once; a large cotton shed and platform will be ready for the coming crop. A large number of town lots have changed hands and a private citizen is now building one of the finest residences in the county.


1889 :: Odd Fellows Cemetery Established




Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1889

I.O.O.F. This order is now in a most prosperous condition, and in December last there was a total membership on this continent of 555,722. There are more Odd Fellows by far than there are of any other secret fraternal organization.

The lodge in Rockdale is in a flourishing and prosperous condition; it owns its own building and in addition has lately established a cemetery, which was much needed and is a credit to the town.