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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1901 :: Death of Infant Twins


The two little twin infants of Mr. John Brown died last Monday. Death came to both the little ones in the same hour. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have the sincere sympathy of all in their double bereavement. Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 17, 1901 Page: 1 of 12 


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

What! No "Sap"


The T&NO Railroad, lovably known hereabouts as the "Dear Old Sap," has filed application with the Railroad Commission to discontinue passenger train service on the road through Rockdale from Waco to Yoakum. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 75, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 26, 1947 Page: 1 of 12

Thursday, May 24, 2018

1917 :: Take a Dip in the Surf


GALVESTON and RETURN [to Rockdale] $3.95

The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger

(Rockdale, Tex.)

Vol. 45, No. 12, Ed. 1, Page 7

Thursday, May 24, 1917

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

1920 :: Sam Houston's Daughter is Dead at Houston


A telegram received this morning by Rockdale relatives announces the death of Mrs. Nannie Morrow at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Davis E. Decker, in Houston, death occurring Wednesday night.

Mrs. Morrow was the daughter of General Sam Houston, and as such her death will be of interest to the whole of Texas. Her late husband was a first cousin of A.P. Perry Sr., of Rockdale, and Mr. Perry acted as "best man" at their wedding. She was about 75 years of age. The funeral will be held at Georgetown Friday at noon.

The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex ), Vol [48], No 12, Ed 1 Thursday, May 20, 1920

Thursday, May 17, 2018

1917 :: Bats in City Hall


The city hall is being overhauled and the bat roosts which have so long made the place a nuisance are being destroyed and the cracks sealed up so that the bats may not again take over this valuable piece of public property. Carpenter Jim Copeland is at the helm, with Alderman O.K. Phillips supervising the work. The wainscoting in the auditorium was removed yesterday, and several bushels of bats were killed. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 17, 1917

Friday, April 6, 2018

1933 :: Old-Time Negro Resident is Buried here Tuesday


Will Gray, one of the old-time negro residents of Rockdale, was buried here Tuesday. At the time of his death and for the past ten or fifteen years, Gray had been porter on the passenger trains of the Missouri-Pacific, running from Palestine to San Antonio. In the early days of this city he worked for the firm of Ben Loewenstein & Bros. He had the esteem of many friends in this city. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1933 Page: 2 of 6

Sunday, February 18, 2018

1896 :: The Cozy Corner


Dallas Morning News, June 28, 1896. The Cozy Corner. KATIE PLEASANT, Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex. -- Mr. Big Hat and Miss Big Bonnet: I have been a silent little girl in your department. I am a pupil at the Rockdale public school. I am in the fourth grade. We have a red-headed teacher. But I need not be talking about her having a red head, for I have one, too. Our school will be out in two more weeks. I am so glad of it. We are having some hard lessons now. My mother lives in the country on a large farm. She hasn't but two children, sister Ruth and myself. My father has been dead six months to-day.