I don't know how long Redic kept the store as in April 1919, the following article was found in the Baylor County Banner.
Mr. R. E. Bryan is down at the oil fields with his teams. In fact, a number of our people have been there lately. Messes L. H. and C. M. Casselberry of Plainview have been among the number. There is good money in the work, but the kind of weather we have been getting lately is not favorable for work.
And, on January 8, 1920
Lost: Somewhere between Porter well and Seymour a 10ft. hose, steel lined, with yellow cloth. Had been used for loading fuel oil. Reasonable reward to finder. R. E. Bryan 14-15pd
In a letter written by his wife, Myrtie, their financial situation was described as good in 1920 - much better than in previous years. Is this because of the work in the oil fields or maybe an inheritance from Myrtie's mother, Lodema Criswell Hairston?
|Thought to be Myrtie and Redic sometime after 1920.|
Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 19 Nov. 1909: Microfilm.
Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 3 Apr. 1919: Microfilm.
"County Election Returns." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 5 Nov. 1912: Microfilm.
"Levelview." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 11 Oct. 1912: Microfilm.
"For Sale." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 13 Apr. 1907: Microfilm.
"Local News." Stephenville Tribune [Stephenville] 24 Jul. 1896: Microfilm.
"Lost." Baylor County Banner [Seymour] 8 Jan. 1920: Microfilm.
Stephenville Tribune [Stephenville] 25 Aug. 1898: Print.
Stephenville Tribune [Stephenville] 9 Feb. 1899: Print.
Stephenville Tribune [Stephenville] 11 Nov. 1905: Microfilm.
The Erath Appeal, Vol. 2, No.29, Stephenville, Texas, Feb. 8, 1900: Print
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