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Looking for tidbits about your ancestor? Those pieces of info that seldom get passed down through time? That’s what we are searching for too, and when we find them, we will pass them along right here in our genealogy section! We’ll also publish your information that you want to share with those who come looking if you will submit it. To enlarge any of our photos, put your curser over the photo, hold the control button, and click the + key.

Can You Identify This Davis/Lane Family?

DAVIS LANE GROUP

I know that several of us have to be related to these people, but I am lost as to who they are. All I know is that they are tied into the Davis and Lane families in some way. Can … Continue reading

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DNA And Genealogy: How Does It Work?

RICKEY AND FREDDA

I’ve had so many questions on this topic, and I still have many questions myself, but Rickey and I did have our DNA tested for genealogical purposes only through ancestry.com, and I have to tell you that it has been … Continue reading

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Have You Seen A Photo Of Robert Russell Lane b. 1830 Illinois?

Lane Cousins

There are a multitude of people who descended from a man by the name of Robert Russell Lane, born 1830 in Illinois, the son of Random Fitzgerald Lane and Nancy Hall. Robert Russell Lane did not die until 1895 in … Continue reading

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John Asbury Redwine and Hannah Coker Redwine

It is believed that Hannah is the woman on the left of this photo. She made her home with her son Joel Sidney's family at the time the photo was taken.

John Asbury Redwine was born in 1828 in Whitfield County, Georgia to Michael Redwine (1796, North Carolina; 1886, Redwine Cove, Whitfield County, Georgia) and Annie (Baker) Redwine (1799, Georgia; 1872, Whitfield County, Georgia). Michael and Annie married in 1819. In … Continue reading

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Jim Deakins And Addie Adcock Deakins

Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

Addie Adcock was born on July 13, 1900, in the old homestead. Addie’s first year of school was spent at Union School, located in the area across from Union Cemetery. She later attended Gustine School and then Howard Payne College … Continue reading

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Levin Venoy Davis

Jack Davis, Dan Blocker, Levin Davis

Levin “Lev” Venoy Davis was born in Comanche County, Texas on November 3, 1926. He was one of the eight children born to Isaac Mitchell Davis and Ruth Davis. The Davis family moved to O’Donnell, Texas in the 1930’s where … Continue reading

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William Francis Durham & Narcissus Anne Redwine

Back:  Henry, Ruby, Harvey, Walter, Evie, Lilian
Front:  Bill, W.F., Nugent (Middle) Jake, Narcissus Anne, Lou Durham

William Francis Durham is the subject of this article, and it was not until I was preparing it that I realized that I had totally overlooked a piece of info, the Green connection that I am very suspicious is one … Continue reading

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Systeria Gaines Makes Quilt In 1861

SYSTERIA GAINES MAKES QUILT 1861

I love a good piece of family trivia, and that is certainly what I found this week in a 1936 issue of the Comanche Chief. The only problem is that in 1936, it was hard to get more than a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1954 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1954

Gerry Boykin hosted the Christmas party for the Wednesday Club in 1954 in Comanche, Texas. Please put your identification as well as anything you remember about any of these women in the comment boxes below.

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Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. Born Gustine, Died Tom Green Co.

BERT WEAVER SPEED

I’ve wondered for years. Today, I finally understand the tragic story of Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. was born August 1, 1890, in Gustine, Texas to Cornelius “Neely” Calhoun and Susan Alice Denton. On August 26, 1915, … Continue reading

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McCoy Murdered In Gustine, Texas 1910

DICK MCCOY

From a scrapbook entry dated October 1910 “Just as we go to press we learn of a horrible tragedy that occurred this morning near Gustine in which Contractor McCoy was cruelly murdered by being shot in the back by an … Continue reading

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Kalem Edward Skinner Killed By Train 1910

K.E. SKINNER

K.E. Skinner was born January 12, 1868, in Louisiana. Today, I accidentally came across a notice of his death in the El Paso Herald, 2-14-1910. It seems that Mr. Skinner, who worked on the John Bryson ranch in Comanche County, was … Continue reading

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Lucy Jane Murriell Nabers Obit

Seven years after burying Fleete and Joe, Lucy Nabers was buried beside her two sons.

Lucy Nabers died in 1882 in Comanche, Texas. Her obit appeared in the August 26, 1882, issue of the Comanche Chief. On Monday morning last, the twenty first of August, 1882, our community was startled by the announcement that Mrs. … Continue reading

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Willard Richard Wyatt & Ruby Elenor Fostor Wyatt

Ruby and Dick Wyatt

Willard Richard “Dick” Wyatt was born March 12, 1905, the tenth child of Milton White Wyatt and Fannie Caroline (Baird) Wyatt. Dick went through the ninth grade in school at Sipe Springs Texas where he was born. In October of … Continue reading

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Robert M. Wagnon & Elizabeth Matilda Bates Wagnon

Back:  Harvey, William, Dovia, Julia, Rosa
Front:  Robert M., holding Cyrus and Robert Jefferson, Seth, Elizabeth, holding Noah, and Ruth Wagnon

I found the following in The Lone Star State—History of Texas, 1896, p. 516. “Robert M. Wagnon is the owner of one of the fine farms of Comanche County and has made his home thereon since 1882. The place comprises … Continue reading

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Mrs. John Lassiter Dead

Nannie (possibly Nora) Briscoe and husband John Lassiter

From a scrapbook entry dated October 1907 and titled Mrs. J.D. Lassiter dead: Mrs. John Lassiter, who has been healed for sometime, died at her home east of Comanche Thursday night October 24 and was buried at the old Whitney Cemetery Friday … Continue reading

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Fred Paine Kills William Woods In Sipe Springs

This Sipe Springs Methodist Church was built about the time of this horrible incident.

We’ve talked about the fact that the decade of the 1880s saw many lawless days in Central Texas. This time the murder was in the community of Sipe Springs, Texas about the first of August in 1881, and it was … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1948 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1948

The ladies in this photo met in December of 1948 with Madge Blackwood as their hostess. I assume the photo was taken in the Blackwood home. If you’d like to help identify these  women, please do so in the comment … Continue reading

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Mattie J. Tyson Barrett Creamer- 1932 Obit

CREAMER, MATTIE J. TYSON BARRETT

“On February 9, 1934, the obituary of Mattie Creamer appeared in the Comanche Chief.  Mrs. Creamer suffered a horrible death. “Mrs. Hardy [Wesley Hardy, so of Josian, not Lewis Hardy, son of Jasper!] Creamer, 63, well known Comanche County citizen … Continue reading

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1954-55 All District Band Comanche, Texas

The back of the photo states simply "1954-55 All District Band"

I’ve chosen to list this photo in our Genealogy section because I know that some of you are going to immediately tell me who these 1950s CHS students are! You can put your comments in the boxes below or email … Continue reading

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    Looking for tidbits about your ancestor? Those pieces of info that seldom get passed down through time? That’s what we are searching for too, and when we find them, we will pass them along right here in our genealogy section! We’ll also publish your information that you want to share with those who come looking if you will submit it. To enlarge any of our photos, put your curser over the photo, hold the control button, and click the + key.

    Can You Identify This Davis/Lane Family?

    DAVIS LANE GROUP

    I know that several of us have to be related to these people, but I am lost as to who they are. All I know is that they are tied into the Davis and Lane families in some way. Can … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , | Leave a comment

    DNA And Genealogy: How Does It Work?

    RICKEY AND FREDDA

    I’ve had so many questions on this topic, and I still have many questions myself, but Rickey and I did have our DNA tested for genealogical purposes only through ancestry.com, and I have to tell you that it has been … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Leave a comment

    Have You Seen A Photo Of Robert Russell Lane b. 1830 Illinois?

    Lane Cousins

    There are a multitude of people who descended from a man by the name of Robert Russell Lane, born 1830 in Illinois, the son of Random Fitzgerald Lane and Nancy Hall. Robert Russell Lane did not die until 1895 in … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

    John Asbury Redwine and Hannah Coker Redwine

    It is believed that Hannah is the woman on the left of this photo. She made her home with her son Joel Sidney's family at the time the photo was taken.

    John Asbury Redwine was born in 1828 in Whitfield County, Georgia to Michael Redwine (1796, North Carolina; 1886, Redwine Cove, Whitfield County, Georgia) and Annie (Baker) Redwine (1799, Georgia; 1872, Whitfield County, Georgia). Michael and Annie married in 1819. In … Continue reading

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    Jim Deakins And Addie Adcock Deakins

    Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

    Addie Adcock was born on July 13, 1900, in the old homestead. Addie’s first year of school was spent at Union School, located in the area across from Union Cemetery. She later attended Gustine School and then Howard Payne College … Continue reading

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    Levin Venoy Davis

    Jack Davis, Dan Blocker, Levin Davis

    Levin “Lev” Venoy Davis was born in Comanche County, Texas on November 3, 1926. He was one of the eight children born to Isaac Mitchell Davis and Ruth Davis. The Davis family moved to O’Donnell, Texas in the 1930’s where … Continue reading

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    William Francis Durham & Narcissus Anne Redwine

    Back:  Henry, Ruby, Harvey, Walter, Evie, Lilian
Front:  Bill, W.F., Nugent (Middle) Jake, Narcissus Anne, Lou Durham

    William Francis Durham is the subject of this article, and it was not until I was preparing it that I realized that I had totally overlooked a piece of info, the Green connection that I am very suspicious is one … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Leave a comment

    Systeria Gaines Makes Quilt In 1861

    SYSTERIA GAINES MAKES QUILT 1861

    I love a good piece of family trivia, and that is certainly what I found this week in a 1936 issue of the Comanche Chief. The only problem is that in 1936, it was hard to get more than a … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

    Wednesday Club 1954 Comanche, Texas

    WEDNESDAY CLUB 1954

    Gerry Boykin hosted the Christmas party for the Wednesday Club in 1954 in Comanche, Texas. Please put your identification as well as anything you remember about any of these women in the comment boxes below.

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. Born Gustine, Died Tom Green Co.

    BERT WEAVER SPEED

    I’ve wondered for years. Today, I finally understand the tragic story of Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. Bert Weaver Speed, Sr. was born August 1, 1890, in Gustine, Texas to Cornelius “Neely” Calhoun and Susan Alice Denton. On August 26, 1915, … Continue reading

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    McCoy Murdered In Gustine, Texas 1910

    DICK MCCOY

    From a scrapbook entry dated October 1910 “Just as we go to press we learn of a horrible tragedy that occurred this morning near Gustine in which Contractor McCoy was cruelly murdered by being shot in the back by an … Continue reading

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    Kalem Edward Skinner Killed By Train 1910

    K.E. SKINNER

    K.E. Skinner was born January 12, 1868, in Louisiana. Today, I accidentally came across a notice of his death in the El Paso Herald, 2-14-1910. It seems that Mr. Skinner, who worked on the John Bryson ranch in Comanche County, was … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Lucy Jane Murriell Nabers Obit

    Seven years after burying Fleete and Joe, Lucy Nabers was buried beside her two sons.

    Lucy Nabers died in 1882 in Comanche, Texas. Her obit appeared in the August 26, 1882, issue of the Comanche Chief. On Monday morning last, the twenty first of August, 1882, our community was startled by the announcement that Mrs. … Continue reading

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    Willard Richard Wyatt & Ruby Elenor Fostor Wyatt

    Ruby and Dick Wyatt

    Willard Richard “Dick” Wyatt was born March 12, 1905, the tenth child of Milton White Wyatt and Fannie Caroline (Baird) Wyatt. Dick went through the ninth grade in school at Sipe Springs Texas where he was born. In October of … Continue reading

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    Robert M. Wagnon & Elizabeth Matilda Bates Wagnon

    Back:  Harvey, William, Dovia, Julia, Rosa
Front:  Robert M., holding Cyrus and Robert Jefferson, Seth, Elizabeth, holding Noah, and Ruth Wagnon

    I found the following in The Lone Star State—History of Texas, 1896, p. 516. “Robert M. Wagnon is the owner of one of the fine farms of Comanche County and has made his home thereon since 1882. The place comprises … Continue reading

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    Mrs. John Lassiter Dead

    Nannie (possibly Nora) Briscoe and husband John Lassiter

    From a scrapbook entry dated October 1907 and titled Mrs. J.D. Lassiter dead: Mrs. John Lassiter, who has been healed for sometime, died at her home east of Comanche Thursday night October 24 and was buried at the old Whitney Cemetery Friday … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Fred Paine Kills William Woods In Sipe Springs

    This Sipe Springs Methodist Church was built about the time of this horrible incident.

    We’ve talked about the fact that the decade of the 1880s saw many lawless days in Central Texas. This time the murder was in the community of Sipe Springs, Texas about the first of August in 1881, and it was … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Wednesday Club 1948 Comanche, Texas

    WEDNESDAY CLUB 1948

    The ladies in this photo met in December of 1948 with Madge Blackwood as their hostess. I assume the photo was taken in the Blackwood home. If you’d like to help identify these  women, please do so in the comment … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

    Mattie J. Tyson Barrett Creamer- 1932 Obit

    CREAMER, MATTIE J. TYSON BARRETT

    “On February 9, 1934, the obituary of Mattie Creamer appeared in the Comanche Chief.  Mrs. Creamer suffered a horrible death. “Mrs. Hardy [Wesley Hardy, so of Josian, not Lewis Hardy, son of Jasper!] Creamer, 63, well known Comanche County citizen … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

    1954-55 All District Band Comanche, Texas

    The back of the photo states simply "1954-55 All District Band"

    I’ve chosen to list this photo in our Genealogy section because I know that some of you are going to immediately tell me who these 1950s CHS students are! You can put your comments in the boxes below or email … Continue reading

    Posted in Genealogy, Texas Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment