Sunday, March 19, 2017

1936 :: Pounder Twins



DRS. SESSIONS & BARKLEY RECEIVE TWIN HONORS

Announcement is made of the birth of twin boys to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pounder, of the Tanglewood community, on March 16. These boys have been christened Clyde Sessions and Claude Barkley. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1936


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1899 :: Death of Old Uncle Bob Ferguson



Old Uncle Bob Ferguson died on Wednesday last. He was an honorable old negro, well liked by all who knew him. The Rockdale Reporter. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 06, No. 08, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 14, 1899

Saturday, March 4, 2017

1915 :: Burial at Hat Prairie



Hat Prairie. Feb. 22 -- Wednesday, Feb. 17 [sic], the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Obier was buried at Forest Grove. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 04, 1915


Thursday, March 2, 2017

1899 :: Died from Burns.




The little three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Palmer, of near Rockdale, while out in the field caught fire from an old tree which was being burned, and before assistance could reach him the little fellow was most frightfully burned. Medical skill was summoned and put to work to save him but to no avail. On Sunday morning his little soul took flight from this material world and crossed the river into the mysterious land where we all hope to meet our departed loved ones. This is the second time that fire has taken loved ones from Mr. Palmer. In the summer of '88 he had the misfortune of losing his wife and two children by fire. Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 2, 1899