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appenings of Yesterday bers in the election Monday TEN YEARS AGO p o w e r f u 1 Tigers past the Crandall Pirates for their fifth victory of the Friday night. Cemetery Gate Fud has $93.00 in this weeks col- which brings the total on the $650.00 needed !build the new gate entrance it he Malakoff Cemetery. community wide religious is planned on the Eve of " at First Baptist !f's retired Dan Billings, peace officer in thi delving into his mem- resurrected the story of Bel- Harris, a Henderson County who built the electric at the Huntsville State laCy. Malakoff Fire Department, ~.~wer to an emergency call Thursday night, dispatched est truck equipment and firemen to Athens to assist g the flames, which y e d the Athens High Robbins, well-known speaker was the "principal at the Methodist Men's meeting.*" reacher the city Wednes- of the marriage on of Miss Martha Lou to Mr. Frank Doherty Mass. Rushing, 49, life-tong of the Toole commun- died suddenly at his home only a few minutes Suffering a heart attack. Reese, assistant chief Malakoff Volunteer Fire w a s promoted tc by vote of his fellow mem- night. TWENTY YEARS AGO Lt. Col. James E. Taylor of Kerens was elected State Sen- ator in a special election held Tuesday, to fill the unexpired term of the late Clay Cotton of Palestine. Funeral services for Ben F. Cartlidge, 74, who passed away Thursday afternoon, were held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman were elected President and Vice-President in the general election held Tues- day. The Malakoff box gave the Democratic candidates 223 vote~ ~ut of a possible 281. THIRTY YEARS AGO Miss Ephia Bowman, Malakoff has recently been chosen a mem- ber of the Home Economics Club at Mary Hardin- Baylor. In a colorful gridiron contest and before the largest crowd of people that has ever on any oc- casion visited the "Lignite City," the Malakoff High School Ti- gers. last Friday afternoon de- feated the Trinidad Trojans by the decisive score of 26 to 0. The B. Y. P. U. was enter- tained Friday evening at th~ Baptist Church with a football party. The B. U. P. U. invited the Epworth League as theiz guests for the evening. A carload of I934 Chevrolets was unloaded here Monday morn- ing for the Royall Chevrolel Company of Malakoff. Alton Dale, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Patten, was very painfully burned early Mon- i iiL day when he fell into the fire place at the family home. FORTY YEARS AGO A. L. Kirby and Sons are mov- ing their store this week into their new building facing the railroad. This building has been under construction for the past several weeks and wilt be fin- ished this week. Wayne Evans of Arlington came in Monday for a visit with his father, W. L. Evans, who is very ill. Mrs. Dodge Gentry returned to her home here Sunday nigh~ from Dallas where she has been under medical treatment at the Baptist Sanitarium. T. A. Bartlett Jr. returned on Saturday from St. Louis where he spent last week on business for the Texas Clay Products Company. FIFTY YEARS AGO Constable J. M. Cartlidge ar- rested three negros here Tuesday for throwing rocks at the pas- senger train. The Malakoff Grocery Com- pany is soon to have the finest delivery wagon ever seen on the streets of Malakoff. A meeting was held here last week by Lon A. Smith to or- ganize a local Texas Division ot the Southren Association. George B. Thompson was elected presi- dent. The Malakoff Lumber Com- pany has opened a poultry di- COAL FROM T# O~EP 2~ ,~EET D'//L.~ TH'E ~T,C.4/ T7C C//.~/.J r,~E-~ /SA COAl. MIN~/ /7"/-~ LCX, dTED sold his part of the mill to Mr. !Moore, too, and moved his fam- ~ily to Trinidad into the Wess i Airheart house, now known as the "Old Shookman Place." I Here Vivian was born. Byron built a cotton gin which burned, i at Wofford, Texas, about six miles from Athens. This was during World War I. Ellis ran the commissary while the men i cleared a thousand acres of land. I While they lived here Ellis married and left the family nest, moving to Amarillo. Byron and i not too long afterwards. He then vision to their business and are took Leona and their children to now buying chickens and eggs. Miles, Texas, where he ran a gin for another man for a short This Is Your Life Leona Todd Bradley Leona was born at Rice. Tex- as, April 29,1882; one of seven children of Egbert and Cornelia time. He was then hired to run a light plant t h ere. But af- ter a year at that job "West Tex- as" seemed so very far away from home for them, that they decided to sell the house and lot Todd. She went to school at they had bought at Miles. Some- Rice before the schools were how they accumulated a span of graded, mules in the trade and back to When Leona was 15 years old, Trinidad they came. Three more children w e r e born, all in Trinidad. These were Tom, Doris and Bill. Byron held various jobs while Leona cared for the children. When Bill was James Barfoot Bradley and his wife, Celia Ann, moved to Tex- as from Alabama--bringing their seven children and Tom's wife, Lula, with them. Mr. Bradley and the two oldest boys, Tom and Byron, went to work at cot- ton gins in Rice, after spendin~ two years down on the river at Porters Bluff where all the children, including Cora, Marvin, Johnny, Dolly and Banks, were sick with malaria. When Leona was 17 years old she met James Byron Bradley and one year later, on November 2I. i900, they drove over to the preacher's house. This good Methodist Preacher who had his wagon loaded with household be- longings, to move to anothe~ town, stopped his moving long enough to run in his house, put on his coat and spectacles and get his Bible. He came out to Byron's buggy, stood between the buggy wheels, where he tied the wedding knot. While Leona and her new hus- band ,vent to Corsicana, the fol- lowing day and bought t h e i r house keeping things, the Brad- ley Clan was busy building the couple a honey-moon house at Porters Bluff. Seven children were born to this union. Their second little girl, Frankie, died at the age of 2~ years old and was buried on Christmas day, one week before Uncle Tom Bradley was buried. One of Tom and Lula's little girls, Rosa, died the following ~rch. After Brother Tom died, Lula managed his interest in the saw mill. She and Byron moved the mill to Big Sandy. Byron and two years old, Byron built a gin Leona moved to Kerens, then back to Trinidad, where they re- mained. Leona has been a widow since February, 1946. She has enjoy- ed good health all her life, ex- cept for a very serious seige of pneumonia when her son, Tom, was a baby. Then in 1962, she had a little accident in which she broke her hip, skipping through the church the day af- ter er 80th birthday. She has five children still living, George having passed away in June 1945. Leona has almost 1 o s t count of her grandchildren, but she thinks she has 17, and she has 20 great-great-grandchildren. THE MALAKOFF NEWS Malakoff, Texas Friday, November 6, 1964 Page Three . . . with complete confidence, knowing your precious hair will receive expert, gentle and "per- sonalized" service. Get this automatic FABRIC SOFTENER Makes diapers softer, towels fluffier, ironing easier! La NITA'S BEAUTY SALON Mrs. Juanita Christopher I At The First Sound Of Trouble when you buy this Drive in here. We're experts at find- ing trouble spots and fixing them quickly, expertly at low cost. Give your car the best care--always let us do the repair! HU 9-3371. Your GMC Truck Dealer Get any of these BIGGER THAN CUTE, CUDDLY, COLORFUIJ UPTO 39" TALL! TOY ANIMALS GRIDDLE-IN-THE-MIDDLE-For pancaRes, Leona had two children living bacon, toast~ ndwiches has self- at this time; Ellis, who was fRIGil}AIRE WASHER! regu ting temperature control - con" about 5 and George, a baby. One 2speeds--Aut?mat .w.h e n you buy this.I vert8 to extra ~, year later, a Mr. Moore, a tie Soak c c e, too. llll]i~ DRI ER! i AUTOMATIC-ROTI RIE--It's smokeless inspector for the Cotton Belt[ New O ep Pampers ,YOur clothes with o ou . t by holding the in keel mea in the saw mill and Lula moved alld teIEl{ . - done to l feC ;1OTL to Trinidad, buying the house which was her home for the rest BURNER-WITH-A-BRAIN--Set it, forget it of her life. nlake8 eveT3r Dot ~ Pan automatic In about another year Byron o controk temperature so acorch, btma or boil over. -,-- ,'/'. 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