The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on August 25, 1959 · Page 5
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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1959
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Bmogport apd Bratoria County, Texas, Tim, August 26, 1959 THE BRAZOSPOET PACTS WEU^TWAr SAVED AT* r LOTOF EXPL4ININS T.. ! ^—•> * i_ <^-^~S I BLONDIE I HAVE THE CRIMINAL, AND THE WEAPON-A OIVARO SHRINKING tf ns*!n BUT, I MUST BE H WATCH AESOLUTELVJ IT, SIR- CERTAIN IT Jf THAT'S y»ORKft— I NOTCrV.1' I'LLTEST IT.'.' IT*. I- u. 1M of*-** IC#*,.tHt J toHATEVER.^ f OUST A S YOU DID ROUTINE TOFANNY- BtBSS .cJ XIL' ABNER ILL 8ET VO'RE ALL STOVE UP THIS ELVINEY «LORY BE If I WEMT DANCIKJ'AKI' KICKED UP MYH6ELS CAST NIGHT LIKE A 16-VCAR-OLD, LOWEeZY YEP-IT'S TH' FUST TIME ME AN' HUSBAND CELEBRATED OUR WEODIN ANNIVERSARY/ IN THUTTY SOLID YEARS MY MAN SNUFFY NEVER FERGITS HE CELEBRATES EVER BLESSET DAY SffS HE'LL BE SHORE NOT. TO MISS IT > SNUPPY SMITH •\ GOSM, WHEN "A" COMPANY CRASHSP INTO A REVIHWIN& STANP TOWVy; I THOU6HT VOO Mt&HT SLOW Of? J SIR / MOST WOOLP NEVER FOR«ET A MISTAKE UKE THAT. . BUT YOU'RE PiFPERENTT BEETLE BAILEY TRY FACTS CLASSIFIED GEE, BILLY... WIU.YA HELP ME HOME?I I WAS JUST TAKIN 1 MV PIGSY BAh4K INT*MAKE A DEPOSIT... ...AN IT FEU. AN _ RIGHT IN PRONTO' DRUGSTORE... I* BROKE 1 •O'TH 1 I y~ ..WHERE THEY WERE HAVIN* JUMBO SODAS ON SALE AT HALF PRICE/ (HULNDMA OORDO poon The Eagie Island Story Gracious Way Of Life Begins By POLLY O'COHNELL Facti Newawrller Col. Jarcd E. Groce built the home on Eagle Island Plantation, near present day Clute, for his daughter upon her marriage in 1827. This was one of the three plantations he estab^ lishcd on five leagues, or 22,140 acres, of land granted him by the Mexican government. The land had to be improved or it would revert back to the government. The second plantation, Lake Plantation, was later sold to Major Abner Jackson, and the third, Evergreen, was sold to Alexander Calvit later on. Col. Groce's daughter, Sarah, was his pride and joy. He called her "Princesa," which he said was the Hebrew mean-j ing of her name. She was 17 when she completed two years of finishing school in New York City in 1827. Her brother, Leonard went to New York to escor her home complete with th't finery she had acquired to taring back to pioneer Texas. ** — t--"«"->-' .L^Aaa. new wuediis, men up in** mis- in fashionable boa r ing sissippi River to Natchez, tat •nOnlo cinfa c-U« <••«.• 10 e*___L. : . * . * , . -_ DIAL BE 3-5233 For Fast Delivery Willenfaerg's Pharmacy Preicrlptloiu 117 W. 2nd — Freeport LAST SHOWING TONIGHT "THE HORSE SOLDIERS" JOHN WAYNE . WILLIAM HOLDF.N • IN COOL COMFORT Continuous Shows From 1:30 — TODAY AND WED. — ALSO CARTOON • STARTS THURSDAY • 'LIANE JUNGLE GODDESS' . AND •LEGEND OF TOM DOOLEY' schools since she was 12, Sarah had met William H. Wharton in Nashville and was quite impressed with him. William was born in 1802 and his brother, John A., in 1806. They were orphaned when Wiliam was about 14. First their father died, then their mother. The boys and their sister Betsy lived with an uncle in Nashville. William completed his elementary and preparatory studies and enrolled in the University of Nashville to study law. He was showing great talent at speaking, statesmanship, and %vriting even then. Shortly after Sarah came home, William and John came to Texas as young lawyers. They were guests of the colonel at Bernardo, the family home. Because William, had to go back to Nashville on business the couple had a short engagement. They had a big wedding on Dec. 5. 1827, attended by friends from Brazoria, Columbia, San Felipe, and plantations up and down the Brazos River. Texas was still under Mexican control and colonizational laws applied. Since only the Roman Catholic Church was recognized by Mexico, all couples had to be married by a Catholic priest, even U they William were. Married couples coming to Texas had to be remarried by mouth of the Brazos, arrived In New Orleans, then up the Mis ing an overland stage to Nashville.. Sarah had put several bags of Mexican silver dollars, another gift from the colonel, under her finery in one of her three trunks. In Nashville she took the money td a Jeweler who sent it to a New York silversmith to be made Into fine flatware for the new Eagle Island home., This Mexican silver was 925 parts silver to 70 parts of copper, a wonderful combination with just enough copper to make the loVely silver wear well. Col. Groce had turned some of the Mexican silver into a dinner service before Sarah returned from finnisbing school. Some of these items are still in the possession of their descendents. As Sarah and William-visited relatives and friends in Nashville, they found that they were to have an addition to the family. Because the trip back to Texas was so hard in those days, William didn't want his bride to attempt it under the circumstances. When their son wa» born, they named him John A. after William's brother. When both mother and son were feeling fine, the threesome made the trip back to Texas and the jsimine .climbing the gallery ends lent fragrance to the spring air and warm nights. The gracious life at the plantation had begun, but so Had the rumblings of the Texas Revolution. William had opened law offices in Brazoria when the unrest began In 'ifixas. Among events of 1830 were a proclamation from the Mexican president barring further immigration to Texas of people in the United States and the stationing of a troop of Mexican soldiers at Velasco. (W«dnttdsy — Trouble With Mexico.) LAKE JACKSON'S BRIDAL CENTER KOWLIN JEWELRY OFTOSITE THEATKI IAK£ JACKSON — ..u.. v c..i_ a v, cv^ji it uiey "*p uauji tu j.exas ana tuc were Protestants as Sarah and luxurous home at Eagle Island ous ome a age Island where Restwood Memorial Park now located, Sarah and William had pur- y n am a pur- the priests who were stationed chased many things for their In San Antonio, Goliad, and new home. After they were Nacogdoches. j settled, a Scottish landscape These priesU made -trips to artist wa s commissioned to Stephen F. Austin's colony oc-)make the grounds worthy of casionally to perform baptisms j the home. and marriage rites. Father Mic- 1 The large live oak trees were hali Muidoon, an Irishman, per- ! left alone and the Eagle Oak, formed the rites for the young | now reaching old age in Rest- couple. He became a good 'wood, was especially treasured. friend of the couple, visiting 'It was located in the corner Eagle Island often. . ipf the ell of the home, in front After the wedding, the young j of the e11 fMery and at the couple set out for Nashville'*" ° f ' he P arior where William had businses to i a ship Wft. **£•# ELHCO BE S -KM THE HOUSE OF BITS! NOW Thru Xbun, AUG. 27 lUDRCH HEPBURN THtNUNS KCHMCOIO** from tit* most gripping and dramatic best-seller! Cominf - Fri., Aur. 28 "ANATOMY of A MURDER" Admission - T5o — 25o Boy Scout News A Freeport Scout troop bis been separated and reregistered as Troop 342. They recently received their charter approval. Scout members are Dwight L. and Alfred L. Lurvey. Jackie A. Matthews, Robert Ramirez. and Roger A. Mate jousky. Scoutmaster Lester Dimoree is assisted by J. R. Shadweil with C. L. Ray Jr.. E. M. Stevenson, and Louis Kennedy, Chairman, making up the cem- mittee, C. P. Kennedy is institutional representative. This troop is sponsored by the Freeport Fire Department Freeport Station. ny spots. Brick walks were bordered In amaryllis and tall Dink and white stripped lilies. In early spring, Kvvers of white bridal wre»th and flowering hedges of pink and white crepe myrtle made Esgle Island « gorgeous place. Y«Uow TUBS.. WED., THURS. HCHARD WIDMARK HENRY FONDA ANTHONVQUtNN (XMOfMT JUMMt Send your children te school in style! you go..there's ISO Insetlleidt Banger ST. PAUL 'TJPH-Thert A * •urh thing as a non-poisonous In- •fctitldf. s«y.< the' Mlnneset* State Medical Association. All Insecticides contain J>oW«n "r else thty would not kill bu(r». Not all Insecticides are fatal to humans, but they can cause discomfort If eaten or If they gtl into the eyes, nose or throat. The Association sujuwts tr«f- m* all Insecticides »t K they »r* deadly poison: taking care not to use kitchen utensils to ml* or store them, keeping them from children and washlnir fruits tat vegetables which h»v* been sprayed. The World'! Mo* powerful Air-CondlMour BOB KOACB EUO, CO Pbam BI JOHNNIE IS LEARNING TO READ... ARE YOU? ADULT READING IMPROVEMENT COURSE — Twice a week — 45 min. Classes — For 10 weeks $7500 ^* *^ Per Person Average Improvement is over 100% in Reading Rate with the same reading Comprehension. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL-CY 7-7590 ^^^^^a-^^?!^^^??^?^^^^?J^' M ^B l !ffBffBS^"* lliB ! B B"!!!B 1 ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^••^^^^•••^••••••MB Community Calendar MONDAY, AUG. 21 * 7:30 p.m.— Jaycees, Lake Jackson Club House 7:30,.frm.— V|W Aux. 8576, Cluto ... " "." 8:00 p.m.— Freeport Oddfel- lows Lodge No. 951, IOOF Building 8:00 p.m.— Velisco Eastern Star, Freeport TUESDAY AUGUST IS 7:00 pjn.— Brazosport VFW 8576, VFW. Clute 7:30 p.m.—Lalce Jacluon Eastern star, Masonic Hall 7:30 p.m.-K of P Gulf Lodge No. .197. K of P Hall.'Velasco 7:30 put.— ereepon Lions Club, Part C*fe 7:30 p.m.—VFW Aiuc. 4841. VFW Hall, Velasco 7:30 p.m.—Ray Raaey Post 410, Fir* Station,-Glut* WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2< 13:15 pan.—Freeport Kiwanis, Dow Hotel 7:30 p.m.—Freeport Planning Commission, Fie»port City Htll . . . 8:00 p.m.— FOE, Surf side Road 8:00 p.m.—J»ycee-etttf, Lake Jackson Clubhouse THURSDAY, AUGUST .2? 7:00 p. m..— Toaatmaster'a Club, Port Cafe - : 7:30 p.m.—K of P Lodge No. 475, K of P Hall, Freeport 7:30 p.m.—Ray Raney Post Aux. 410, Clute 7:30 pjti.—Knights of Oolum- bus, Council Hall, Freepart- 7:30 pjn.—nreeport American Legion, Legion Hall 8:00 pjn.—Freeport Rebekah* Lodge No. 257. IOOF Building FRIDAY, AUGUST M 12:15 p.m.—Brazospert Rotary Club, Port Cafe MONDAY, AUGUST U 7:30 p.m. — Jaycees, Like Jackson Clubhouse 1:00 pjn.— Freeport Oddfel- lows Lodge No. 951, IOOF Building ..;, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1 7:30 p.m.—Velaaeo Uataale Lodge, Velasco 7:30 p.m. — Velasco Lieu Club, Whitten's Call Fre«port KB 3-M11. bteiuicin 3-1SO* for Uttiag - Presented u t, publle urvlc* by THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY Texas Division it's 1-2-3 with AFC Hera's tfw be* way to taiw am of badc-to-ichc So* Allied far any oaa«at «p to $2,000 or motel Pay fof booki, tuition, dotfwt, etc with coM Repay in small monthly amounts! 'ok. ot Altled's low Cod .nwtfSchtdult Allied FINANCE COMPANY .iarold iii. -iioii, Jr. ««• tt*. 141o iiwy 288 . BE 3-2696 Freepoi. Featuring Low-Cost Th , , oans aboV9 „#„& te . suranca that pay your pay- meats in case of sickness and 'pay the full balance in cate of death. For Distinctive Printing Commercial Printing Office Forms Register Forms CALL BE 3-3511 FOR EEPEE8ENTATIVE THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS

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