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Friday, September 29, 2017

1927 :: Death of Mrs. U.P. Melton

The body of Mrs. U.P. Melton, who died Sunday in Del Rio, was brought to Rockdale Monday afternoon on the Sunshine Special under escort of her husband and his friend, Mr. York, and tenderly conveyed to the home of old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Isaacs. . . . interment was made in the Old City Cemetery. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Melton lived in Rockdale twenty-odd years ago, when Mr. Melton was with the old firm of Isaacs & Lockett. . . . It was while here that they lost their only child, a bright nineteen months old baby boy. The mother was laid to rest beside him . . . The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1927

Thursday, September 28, 2017

1916 :: Mr. Kennerly in the News

. . . Mr. Kennerly is almost 80 years of age, yet despite that he is still suffering from a bullet wound received in the Civil War, he is quite active. Just 52 years ago this month he was shot through and through, at Morgan's Ferry, Louisiana. The bullet struck him squarely in the center of the breast and passed entirely thru his body. He lay on the battlefield from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. without attention, and has never recovered fully from the wound . . . The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 1916 Page: 1 of 10 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1906 :: Automobile for Rockdale

Mr. P.H. Perry has ordered an automobile, which is expected to arrive in a short while. This will be the first "devil wagon" for Rockdale, and when it arrives the trouble will begin. We hope he won't bring it out for the first trip on Saturday when the streets are crowded. Rockdale Reporter. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 1906

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

1929 :: No Cows Allowed in Cemetery

Notice. No cows are to be tied in driveway leading to cemetery, or in the cemetery. Ladies of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Association. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 26, 1929

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1903 :: Free Parking!

Rockdale Reporter. (Rockdale, Tex.), 

Vol. 10, No. 34, Ed. 1 

Thursday, September 24, 1903

Free wagon yard just back of our store.

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Mistrots' Free Wagon yard

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Friday, September 22, 2017

1938 :: Lock o' Hair

Probably the most prized possession of Mrs. J.C. Thomasson, of Milano, is a gold, glass covered locket pin containing a lock of hair from the head of Jefferson Davis, one-time president of the Confederacy.

Mrs. Thomasson's grandfather, Mel Elson, left her the locket. Elson was Aide de Campe to Jeff Davis during the war, and the two were in an enemy prison together. (continued) . . . The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 22, 1938 Page: 1 of 10

Friday, September 8, 2017

1938 Balhorn Buys Concession

E.H. Balhorn, of the Elite Cafe and Ice Cream Store, purchased the concession of the sale of cold drinks, candies, etc., at the Rockdale high school home football games for the season 1938, it was announced Tuesday morning by the concessions committee of the Athletic Council. . . . The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 8, 1938 Page: 1 of 8