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Saturday, March 26, 2016

1914 :: Rockdale Reporter is 40 years old

Brady Standard. The Rockdale Reporter last week rounded out the fortieth year of its usefulness. The Reporter -- like some other things we have heard of -- heard of, mind you -- improves with age, and the Standard congratulates Editor John E. Cooke on the vigorous health of the two score year oldster. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 26, 1914

Cameron HeraldThe Rockdale Reporter was forty years old on the 12th, and has always been a good paper and is still a good paper, and its last issue was one of its best. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 26, 1914

Gause GuideThe issue of March 12 marked the passing of the 40th mile-stone for The Rockdale Reporter. We, for one, assure Brother Cooke that the sheet has been a big auxiliary in the growth and up-building of Rockdale, and a credit and an asset to Milam county in general. The Reporter will undoubtedly make Rockdale of such prominence that the foreign folk will not have to look on the map to tell a possible ignorant one where the town is. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 26, 1914

Saturday, March 19, 2016

1897 :: Little Boy Accidentally Shot

Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., March 18. -- The little son of Mr. Henry McDaniel, near Gardner, was seriously wounded in the face last Saturday night by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of Mr. Wayne Holmes. Physicians were called in and dressed the wound, but did not succeed in extracting the ball. Galveston Daily News, March 19, 1897

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1961 :: Death of Edmund Wolf

A message received by Mrs. A.E. Ryan Wednesday from California informed her of the death of her uncle, Edmond Wolf, a former Rockdalian. Wolf was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wolf, who came to the United States from Vienna, Austria, when the son was a small child. Soon after they located in Rockdale. Wolf had been in business with his father when a young man, and before going to California in the early 1920's, he operated the Wolf hotel, located on the corner where the American Legion building now stands. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 16, 1961

1933 :: Sale of Henne & Meyer

The stock of the Henne & Meyer company was sold by the trustee at public auction here on Wednesday morning, and was bought by the McLendon Hardware Company of Waco. The sale included stock, fixtures, notes and accounts. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 16, 1933

Friday, March 11, 2016

1942 :: Room and Board is Given Writer

Rockdale, Texas. (UP) -- George Sessions Perry, author of "Hold Autumn in Your Hands," tried to enlist in the air corps, but was turned down.

"How about something in the writing job, then?" he asked army authorities.

He was accepted and will write a history of southwestern aviation schools.

Perry said his job is not a paying one, "not even one of those dollar-a-year things." He will, however, be stationed at Randolph field where he will be furnished with board and room. Spokane Daily Chronicle, March 11, 1942

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1899 :: Use One-Cent Stamps

Rockdale Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 9, 1899

Some of our friends, especially among the school children, send their letters to Rockdale to be mailed, and put a two-cent stamp on them when a one-cent stamp would do as well. Remember, when you mail your letters at Rockdale a one-cent stamp is sufficient. 

Ferguson & Porter, Real Estate Agents, Rockdale, Texas. . . . 

No. 4: -- A 6-room residence on Green street in Rockdale, lot 70x126 feet, with some grape vines and fruit trees. A bargain for cash, or will exchange for a small farm.

No. 5:: A 4-room house on corner of Burleson and Davilla streets, this city, lot 45x125, will sell on installments for $600, house new. Also house on adjoining lot, Burleson street, with three rooms, $400. Will sell either, or both, on installments, or trade for land.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

1913 :: Death of Jim Arthur

Mortuary. Jim Arthur died at his home here Monday night of pneumonia after having been ill only nine days. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. Mr. Arthur was about thirty years of age and was well liked by all who knew him. The remains were laid to rest in the new City Cemetery Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the W.O.W. Camp of Rockdale, of which deceased was a member. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, March 06, 1913

Saturday, March 5, 2016

1936 :: New Bridge over Ham Branch

A new bridge over the west section of Ham Branch on Bell street is in course of construction. The concrete paving has been torn up and the inadequate drainage tiles removed. Water and gas lines have been lowered several feet and new concrete drainage boxes are being installed. The city dads are hopeful that this new work will largely overcome the tendency of Ham Branch to overflow in that vicinity. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1936