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Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday's News: Seymour, Texas

I like reading old newspapers. As I have said before, you can learn so much in even the shortest news items. As I search for new information about my family, I sometimes find items about my home town in Virginia or places that my relatives have lived. This items have become somewhat of a large collection on my computer so I have decided that as I have time, I will post them on this blog. And, as they are not my family, I will delete them from my computer! 


Mexia Evening Ledger - September 20, 1899
W. O. Peery returned today from a visit to his parents in Seymour.

Oregonian - June 14 1880
Judge Murdered in his Court Room
Graham, Texas, June 12 – R. Morris, county judge of Baylor County, was shot and instantly killed in the court house at Seymour yesterday by W. A. Taylor, a saloon keeper. Taylor escaped.

Knox County News - June 19, 1908
Mr. Hardy Davis of Seymour is in the City and will make this place his home for some time. He is employed at the elevator.
The Evening News - June 11, 1900 (Mexia, Texas)
Mrs. Ed McCoy of Armour left on the afternoon train, for Seymour where she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Williams.

Stephenville Tribune - November 19, 1909
On Oct. 30 Mrs. Clyde Martin died at Seymour, Texas of typhoid fever, contracted while nursing some motherless children which had been neglected and deserted and left uncared for.   In missions of mercy Mrs. Martin was always found ready to do more than her part. She was a wife of John Martin, daughter of J. B. Kelly and sister of Mrs. Lillian Fields and left three small children.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and one who believed in assisting those in distress and need, and in this she exemplified a high type of Christian character.  Inasmuch as she lost her life in an unselfish devotion to distressed and suffering helpless children it is believed that the guardian angels will watch over and care for the three helpless children of her own flesh and blood whom she left motherless. 


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