From the Pages of the Past

Incidents gleaned from the files of the Savoy Star through a period of thirty-five years. How many do you remember?


Thirty-five years ago (1902):

Work has begun on an elevator for the new mill and will be completed in time to house the grain when threshed.

R.N. Brace of New York City, brought a number of orphan children here and secured homes for them.

Miss Nora Jernigan and Malcolm Jenkins were married at the home of the bride, Rev. T.W. Lovell, officiating.

Mrs. Clementine Gibson and son, Wood were shot and instantly killed by I.G. Stewart, a former tenant on the Gibson farm.


Thirty years ago (1907):

Ed McMahon, rural mail carrier asks if there is not a public spirited man who will demonstrate the advantages of the split log drag.

Miss Sue Durrett and W.D. Pedigree were married at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Joel Durrett, Rev. W.D. Rogers officiating.

The present brick depot was erected, following the destruction by fire, of the frame building.

W.H. Davis sold his barber shop and moved his family to Wichita Falls.


Twenty-five years ago (1912):

W.L. Young bought from W.C. McLemore, a row binder, the first of the kind ever sold in this section.

A new switchboard was installed in the telephone office.

Miss Emma Dee Randle, of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, gave a program, sponsored by the Civic League.

J.B. May took charge of the First National Bank as active vice-president.


Twenty years ago (1917):

S.A. Bibby and Miss Florence Baker were married in Sherman.

Red Cross was organized with Mrs. W.G. Hodges, pres., Mrs. C.S. Carter, vice-president; Mrs. T.W. Arterberry, secretary. They made many supplies to ship to the boys to France.

P.M. Wrenn is running his sorghum mill full time and putting out a fine grade of syrup.

Mrs. D.T. McMahon died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.C. Pierce, after a long illness.

A six o’clock dinner was served at the home of Dr. And Mrs. C.S. Carter, honoring the seven young men who responded to the first call for soldiers in the World War. Immediately following the dinner, several hundred people assembled on the square for an informal farewell.


Fifteen years ago (1922):

Tiny Waldrum died at the home of his parents, C.C. Wardroom and wife Fred painter died at his home in Wolfe City. He was formerly a…

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  1. The Savoy Star, vol.35, no.50, pg.13, December 16, 1937
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