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Sarah Dudney Becomes A Centenarian But Remembers When

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I suppose I actually began writing Sarah’s story without even knowing it. After all, how was I to know that Girlie Kiker Strong, talented basketball player for Comyn High School, and the woman I have known all of my life as Sarah Dudney … Continue reading

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It Was A Dairy Kind Of Breakfast…

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…In The Middle Of The Night! Or at least that’s how it felt to me, a confirmed non-morning kind of person, when I arrived at the community center at 4:52 a.m. last Thursday, wondering for the millionth time just what … Continue reading

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Harris/Brown Family in Comanche County 1904

BROWN FAMILY PHOTO CROPPED

This photo was a GREAT find, given to me by Michael Kerley since I actually have some family in this one myself! And here it is with faces a little closer. Click to enlarge. How lucky we are that someone … Continue reading

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Ahead Of Their Time In Comanche, Texas

Minnie Elkins and Iva Hart, 1920s

Two Of Comanche’s Earliest Businesswomen Miss Iva Hart was the daughter of “Captain Hart,” and she lived with the Captain until his death. At this time, his large home was deeded to Iva. The early 1930s found Miss Iva working … Continue reading

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Famous Star Route Stage Line In Comanche, Texas

John Chidester

There were seven Spanish at the altar of the Sun….well, maybe not, but according to G.A. Beeman, early resident of Comanche, Texas, there was once a stage line (Of course, there were more than one through the years.) in Comanche, … Continue reading

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James & Susannah Tate Cunningham Brave A New Frontier

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In every county history in this country, there is a family that seems to find its way into the history books more than others. In Comanche County, that family is the Cunningham family for lots of reasons, I suppose. For … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1951 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1951

I believe this Christmas meeting of the Wednesday Club was held in Julia Jo Baxter’s home in Comanche, Texas in 1951. Jo is standing in the far back right. Please put your identification of these ladies in the comment boxes … Continue reading

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The Outpost Restaurant Used To Be What?

CHILTON ANS CUNNINGHAM STORE

I only go back as far as the “new” Service Drug building; however the building has been around since 1893 and once housed a completely different type of building. From what I can tell, all of the corner buildings on … Continue reading

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Higginbotham Brothers 1958

HIGGINBOTHAMS 1958

“Did you ever once walk in to purchase something in this store and think, ‘One day, I’ll be on a ladder, removing a suspended ceiling and planning to convert this building into a cultural center,’” I asked Gary Easley a … Continue reading

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1924 Comanche Band Was A Winner!

1924 Comanche Band

We were better off in a lot of ways before the advent of the television into every home in America, weren’t we?  We ate less, and we worked harder, and we were a little more constructive in how we entertained … Continue reading

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Not Only Was It Robersonville, It Had A Church!

Alex and Viola Lane Roberson family in Robersonville. Alex is the son of Alec.

Robersonville Independent Missionary Baptist Church Maudie Roberson Creek and Fred I. Roberson In the year 1871, several families came to Texas from Alabama and settled on land two miles east of the town of Comanche. There were about eleven Roberson … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1955 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1955

The club met for Christmas 1955 in the home of Gladyce Durham. My go to identifier, Kay Goodson Hall, has identified these women: Bottom foreground: Bette Jolink and Kat Marshall. Second row: Medda Rauhut, Esther Hoffman, Marg Barrett, Kathleen Cobb, … Continue reading

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Joe Gilligan Heading To State Competition!

Joe Gilligan is becoming one of Comanche's best hurdlers.

The town of Comanche has done it again, folks; it has produced another winner in what has become a long, long road of successful young people, with today’s spotlight on a young man known as Joe Gilligan.  Of course, the … Continue reading

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Lisa Moreno Is Truly A Message Of Hope!

Today, Lisa and Lupe are all smiles!

It’s been 10 years of trying, crying, and hoping, with no results….until eight weeks ago and today, Lisa Moreno is nothing but smiles, full of thanksgiving because she is going have a BABY! What a wonderful story she has allowed … Continue reading

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Who Was Joseph Mercer Neely?

J.M. Neely with Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, near the beautiful new home.

It’s the hint of mystery, the unknown, that keep those who search for family history on the hunt. Obituaries such as the one below (found in an old scrapbook) give the bare bones to the life that Joseph Mercer Neely lived … Continue reading

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Elby Barnes Drowned In Colorado River 1908

The Barnes Home

From a scrapbook entry dated August 1908 and titled Elby Barnes Drowned Elby Barnes of this city [Comanche, Texas] was drowned in the Colorado River at Jones Crossing yesterday morning. Hugh Sherrill and Mrs. Chandler and families and Elby were on the Colorado … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Cunningham Neely Dies In Abilene 1938

Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, in front of their large home. The full photo can be seen on United in the article on Joseph Mercer Neely.

But Who Was She…Really? This week, I spent my time researching the Neely family, probably because ever since work began on displaying their first home, a cabin that will be on display in the town of Comanche, the couple has … Continue reading

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Maegan Caffey, Comanche Chamber Director

MAEGAN CAFFEY

The Comanche Chamber of Commerce has a new leader these days. She’s young, energetic and very, very excited to be back in her hometown. In fact, Maegan Caffey graduated from Texas Tech with a marketing degree in December of 2015 … Continue reading

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Finding Mom’s Special Day Gift At Sorrells Farms

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Mother’s Day Is Just Around The Corner! I’ve never seen the blooms more beautiful than they are this year at Sorrells Farms in Comanche, and that is just the plain truth; they are completely outstanding! In fact, that is my … Continue reading

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Joseph Harmon Kerley Marries Flora Goad In Comanche, Texas 1914

Joseph Harmon Kerley

I found the newspaper clipping below in an old scrapbook, and I never doubted its information until and searched and searched for the identity of the Hurley and Good families. Imagine my surprise when I realized the article had the names completely wrong … Continue reading

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