The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 28, 1960 · Page 7
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iort an'd Brasoria, Cotnrfy, Texw, Wed., Decewber 28,1960 THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS AT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY etts To Mark 60tK Anniversary O'CONNELt Brazoria County another mile- were wed in th« Surftid* home [place near the boilers on the of Mrs. Follett's grandfather, J. Ibeach, and he was a member of L. Hudgins, on Jan. 2, 1901. The!the Coast. Guard in 1898 and 1899, irriage v»hen they!bride was the former Miss Addle,stationed at the mouth of Uw ,60th wedding aunt- Jan 1 Alonro B Follett Hudgins. "It wan a home wedding and Grandfather Insisted we have a Freeport now is located. But they cannot flay the grown was unheralded, Mrs. Folleft's uncle, Charles D. Hudgins, fore- Brazos River and at 'he west en<l| rast ' nrea?n f-day events in a of Galverton. "It was called the US Lite , ish( , ( , i poem included in his book pub. hold open house! turkey dinner with all the trim- j Saving Station then," FnlMt says, tft, and they arelminga," Mrs. Follett recalls. 'ti"A captain and *!x men wore to seeing many of no gifts, t lPoHett gays both born in had a white bridal cake, and also. creWi a nd each man took turns a fruit cake, beautifully decorated." "The Joe Brockenbroughs were In cooking for a week." m 1900. TV book. "The Maid of San Jacinto and Other Poems," in- jcludps one entitled "Velasco", in 'which Hudgins seemed to visua- When the 1900 'lurrioane killed , lzo , he porf )llfi chemical in many people in Brazoria County | dus ,_, and the numerous cultural ', and their grand- j married the same day, and the^g well as at Galveston, he assist- j organizations ol Brazosport. the area long be- preachers came from Angl«ton to-.ed | n disposing of the dead of both; A portion of the poem reads: the Union, Al- gather on the train," she says. | areas. •Then I saw a magic city, the and tragediesl Mm. Follett's grandfather! After marriage, the Folletts! mct , 1( , O f the west, .f their 60 years!came to the area from Virginia hived at Surfstde until 1909 when; On , he Brazos b ank reclining and Mrs. FoUettiwhcn h« wag IS year* old, and they moved to Anglclon. In 1911;^ a ros e upon the breast •kabla marJtallFoUett's grandfather. William j they moved to Danbury where; 0{ a ma $ies\ fair while suitors JBradbu^ca^e here from Bos-1 they have since resided. FolleU • l[om cvery ration came " TO do homage to !-cr beauty, and her splendor leaped to fame; 'mad' out of our I ton in 1822. "He built the first ship ! i, a j been a stockman nnd ranclinr, ft were married." in Texas, at Bell's Landing ••n'ntniting activities for the past 15 known each — we went 'o er, and became • . , - ,., —n - . the Brazos River above Velasco, : yea rs. He has about 12 head. .>f| For t hf, ma j 0 r part of commerce Follett says. [cattle at present. !of every western state Follett waa born on 0<t. 9, 1874, i The year of 1909 was particular-1 found egress to the ocean at Phair, and Mrs. Follett'* birth , ly ttag \ c f or the Folletts. First, a! (hrwigh ner dpE , p an( j narrow gate led and broke j took place on May 26, 1876, wherj| nfe burned their barns and oul-j And art .^ RC j pnce nourished nrtu lor five the Oyster Creek ecsr.munUy is; buildings at SiaMd*, then ii«=ij n y,^ ^Iniy, healthful air, speak to eachjnow tocated. _ _ _ : members of the family died with- j A * n(1 her „,,,„ wcre brave and G rane-Jennings Vows Said Miss Jeanne Jennings became I The bride was given in mar- the bride of Calvin Crane in a | riage by her brother-in-law. ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday n the Clute First Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jennings of neckline and long pointed Clute and the groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Crane of Conehatta. Mississippi. The Rev. O. T. Van Meter officiated at the single ring cer- James P. Bennett of Clute. She wore a street length white satin gown trimmed with seed pearls, featuring a sweetheart sleeves trimmed with pearls. A satin covered bandeau held her pearl trimmed nylon lace veil. She carried pink carnations on a white Bible. emony. Church decorations in-' Miss Barbara Dugan of Clute eluded baskets of white gladioli | was maid of honor. She wore a and stock. The pews were pink satin dress with three marked with white satin rib-! quarter length sleeves and bon. ' made similar to the dress the Mrs. Charles Van Meter pro- bride wore. vided the traditional wedding marches on the organ. Her headdress was a pink satin bandeau with a small matching veil. She carried a bouquet of blue carnations. Charles Crane of Houston attended his brother as best man. For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Jennings wore a floral print of shades of blue and lav- c-nder. With this she chose navy shoes and bag and a white hat and gloves. Her corsage was fashioned of pink carnations. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Clute home of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Mansel. The bride's table was covered with a white cloth and held pink .punch and the tiered w«!d- Qarden Qifts Exchanged lUori, they! Follett grew up oft the family in the next three months. |Y PARTIES ARE HELD BY flf HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Fol-i School graduates Of I960 and 1955, the 1956 graduates, but the party partte* tidayt. classmates during The deaths included Mrs. lett's grandfather and aunt, and Follett'g half brother, Tutt Harden, who was killed when he and In a chase after an break. A« Angleton men pursued the 'noble and her women pure and tair." MR. AND MRS. ALONZO B. FOLLETT Were Wed Al SurUlde Jan. 2, 1901 Gardening gifts were exchanged]mas traditions of their own fami- by members of the Four Seasons lies. Garden Club of Angleton, when! The refreshment table was cert- that group met recently for itsjtered with a red and gold foil Christmas party at the home if! rose tree flanked by red tapers m Mrs. Arden Delaney. Mrs. Mau-! gold holders. A ring shaped cake rice Davis was co-hostess for 'the j was surrounded by grser grape" meeting. 'and centered with a red During the program, mem- settia. Coffee was served bers. told o' tVip smeial Christ-'? »«M -pi-vice. ding cake topped with miniature bride and groom. Whjte wedding bells with r i b b 6 n .streamers were placed at vantage points throughout the rooms. Members of the house party assisting with the reception included Mrs. Charlene Bennett, Mrs. Lu!a Barber, and Mrs. Florine Bennett, sister of the bride. For a wedding trip to New poin-! Orleans the bride selected a from Tfior. nrduroy suit, comple- •..„„. - ,...... -.lories. held at the Phillips Club wu a imping Prisoners, •"««*» Dew. highlight of the holiday season ! Armour Munson was also tailed m v those attending. *« ^^^ Follett recaUs They were Mrs Jessie Eber- The Folletts had seven children, hardt Nail, Mrs. Besrie Hammond and six are stiU living. They are Witt. Mrs. Carole Woodward | Mrs. A. A. Caffihan and Mn j.C Bledsoe, Billy Curry, Buck Bar-,E. Calvert of ^sler Creek, Mrs. fleW and BlUy Kittman. |J<« Craddock of Cute, and Mrs. The graduate! ot the 1955 claw;Vida Cochrane, J. B. and \V. B. held their party in the Civic Club! Follett, all ^of Houstai. Mr. and building. IM* 1 Those attending included Sid-jdr*n ney Kahla, Gene Meador, Haroli Charles "Finley, Richard have M grandcnil 19 great grandchildren Mrs. Calllhan remarked recent ly, "I've tried to pattern mj Johnson, Marthalou Hood Ash-!lUe after that of my parents. Ev P1 Sue Lawrence Sweeney.!" a child I have never hear. Melba Hooper Butler, S a r a h i them speak a harsh word to eaci Moers BittoBT, Virginia West Em-i other." raons and Ann Lindsay. j Even now the Folletts kce| Rhodes busy. Follett only recently stop „.„ .„„„„„„„ oamte wuouwn™ meauuf, Fran-|pcd doing the milking, but IF a festive holly j^ HoUoway Beaird> Linda Smith ; maintains a garden. Mrs. Fdlet. Finley, and Lalla Nell Buls Ward. : doei her own housekeeping, cook Most of the group are married:ing and washing, and finds timr '" c handwork. „_«, „ „..„ „ _. , They keep chickens, read, and live In the Gulf Coast area, some i watch television, and Follett findr St. 1 enjoyment in whittling. ! When they come to Brazosport .„,.„_ , fe*;they find the greatest change in pictures of off-springs were shown the county in the way the area ofl during the get together, and i has grown up. Follett used to dnvr ' - i where Dow Chemical Com plants are now located, and FoUe« pi<*&l berries' where bands or wives and while most wearing a j Reports are place about the "Good .old days -. M. tsi^jurlafjt «r '"••': -•'" NT STORE SPORT SHIRTS GROUP m 3.59 2 for $7 OROUP 4.44 PIECE GOODS DEFT. Group I 4 yards 1.00 Group II 44c Group III 66c Group IV 88c Ladies Shoes — Values to 14.99 . 6.88 — 8.88 RAMBO'S n UNHEARD - OF - VALUES... PRICES GOOD STARTING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29th POLE LAMPS AND FLOOR LAMPS Special , $Q95 REGULAR VALUE SALE Pillow Back RECLINING CHAIRS 49.96 RECLINING CHAIRS ;....'!...- 39.95 PLATFORM ROCKERS - 19-96 OCCASIONAL CHAIRS -.., 29.95 & 39.95 OCCASIONAL CHAIRS _ 39.95 ft 44.95 SOFA BEDS 59.95 A A 95 fgg 95 19 95 ng 95 W 95 Reversible Foam Cushions 2 PC. LIVINGROOM SUITE - 199- 50 Reversible Foam Cushions 4 PC. SECTIONAL 199 -50 Walnut or Charcoal 5 PC. DINETTE - w- 9 ** Walnut or Charcoal 7 PC. DINETTE - — "- 60 Walnut or Charcoal 9 PC. 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