Born May 24, 1869 in Clermont, Hall County, Georgia
Died April 30, 1930 in Parker County, Texas
Buried in Brock Cemetery, Brock, Parker County, Texas
My great-grandfather was mentioned in this faded newspaper article sent to me by a cousin who lives in Aledo, Texas. At the time Jim and Eleanor Brock Gailey lived in the community of Newberry in Parker County. I do not know the date of the column written by Evlyn Broumley but it was published in The Weatherford Democrat.
FROM THE PAST
Around the county from The Weekly Herald, Thursday, May 22, 1924:
"Newberry: Farmers of the community belonging to the Newberry Truck Growers Association met Thursday night with their families at the schoolhouse. Geo Newberry, president presiding. Jim Gaily was elected salesman and Leonard Newberry grader of the watermelon crops. Ice cream and cake were served after the meeting to the members that came from
"Bethel Hill: Uncle Josh Lynch and family entertained family and friends Monday with a big dinner given in honor of Uncle Josh's birthday. Good time had by all. J.R. McNally and family entertained relatives this past week from Jacksboro. J.G. Hardin is still confined to his home with a broken ankle from about two weeks ago.
"Whitt: The grader crew is at work on our road now leading to the county line this side of Gibtown for which we give thanks. Miss Addie Pike of Abilene is here visiting her uncle, M.O. Pate. Ross Garland has been called to the bedside of his brother who is critically ill in
Evlyn Broumley's column, "Kissin' Kin," appears Sundays in the Life section.
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