University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Bee County Scrapbook and Obituary, 1909, 1918-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bee County, Texas
Title: Bee County Scrapbook and Obituary
Dates: 1909, 1918-1945
Abstract: The bulk of the material consists of obituaries, arranged alphabetically by the surname of the deceased, which were clipped from various Bee County newspapers. Some clippings are pasted on pages with others and therefore out of order. Also included are newspaper clippings about other events in Bee County, arranged chronologically, and short reports written about Bee County cities and notable sites, arranged alphabetically by place.
Extent: 4 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Bee County is in the Rio Grande plain of south central Texas, fifty miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 146 miles southeast of Austin. It is bordered on the north by Karnes and Goliad counties, on the east by Refugio County, on the south by San Patricio County, and on the west by Live Oak County. Beeville is the county's largest town and seat of government.

Bee County was established shortly after the settlement of the Cart War, which originated ten miles east of the site of Beeville. The county, named for Barnard E. Bee, Sr., was formed from San Patricio, Goliad, Refugio, Live Oak, and Karnes counties on December 8, 1857, and officially organized on January 25, 1858, when the first officers were elected. Beeville, the first county seat, was on Medio Creek, near Medio Hill, where the first post office had been established in 1857. In 1860 Maryville became county seat; this community was later designated Beeville-on-the-Poesta to distinguish it from the former county seat.


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the material consists of obituaries, arranged alphabetically by the surname of the deceased, which were clipped from various Bee County newspapers. Some clippings are pasted on pages with others and therefore out of order. Also included are newspaper clippings about other events in Bee County, arranged chronologically, and short reports written about Bee County cities and notable sites, arranged alphabetically by place.


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Index Terms

Subjects
Obituaries--Texas.
Obituaries--Texas-- Bee County.
Texas--History--Local.
Texas--History-- Bee County.
Bee County (Tex.)
Bee County (Tex.)--Genealogy.
Bee County (Tex.)--Genealogy--Sources.
Bee County (Tex.)--History.

Related Material

Forms part of the Texas County Scrapbook and Obituaries Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bee County Scrapbook and Obituary, 1909, 1918-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3L88 Obituaries:
Adams, Mrs. A.W., of Beeville, Houston Post Dispatch, March 29, 1931
Arnold, C.B., of Beeville, Victoria Advocate, March 26, 1933
Atkins, John B., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 30, 1933
Atkins, Mrs. Mary Ann, of Beeville, Corpus Christi Caller, November 2, 1934
Atlee, Dr. B.G., of Normanna, Beeville Picayune, January 19, 1933
Baltasar, Tomas, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 29, 1934
Bauer, Paul, of Beeville, Corpus Christi Caller, October 29, 1934
Bauer, Paul, of Beeville, San Antonio Express, October 29, 1934 (see Spiekermann, J.W. clippings)
Bauer, Mrs. Vernon, of Beeville, Brady Standard, July 18, 1933
Becker, Charles, Sr., of Star Hill, Beeville Picayune, November 2, 1931
Berthold, Charley P., of Skidmore, Beeville Picayune, , January 18, 1934
Buerger, T.C., of Beeville, Fort Worth Telegram, December 28, 1934
Bridge, Mrs. W.B., of Normanna, Beeville Picayune, October 26, 1933
Capen, Mrs. Mary E., of Beville, Houston Post Dispatch, March 29, 1931. (see Adams, Mrs. A.W. clippings)
Carlisle, J.H., of Skidmore, Bimavides Facts, May 11, 1934
Carnes, T.J., of Pawnee, Beeville Picayune, August 6, 1931
Claire, E.S. (Bud), of Beeville, Victoria Advocate, May 10, 1933
Clare, Mrs. P.S., of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, January 7, 1932
Cole, Jake L., of Beeville, Goliad Advance Guard, January 31, 1935
Collier, J.M.. of Beeville, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, June 21, 1934
Cook, Dick, of Bee county, Alice News, November 6, 1930
Cook, Dick, of Bee county, Borger Herald, October 31, 1930
Corrigan, Jeremiah, of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, February 1, 1934
Cunero, Edward, of Beeville, Dallas News, February 26, 1931
Curry, Mary (Negro), of Skidmore, Corpus Christi Caller Times, June 30, 1934
Dahl, Mrs. Wilhelmina Kaufman, of Dahl, Kenedy Advance, August 23, 1934
Davis, M.H., Robert Lee Observer, April 1, 1930
Dougherty, J. Chrys, of Beeville, Orange Grove Observer, January 8, 1932
Droddy, Mrs. S.A., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 9, 1935
Eidson, Mrs. T.T., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, August 29, 1930
Ezell, Mrs. Sarah Jane, of Beeville, Rockport Pilot, January 24, 1935
Flournoy, Mrs. Gossie, of Beeville, San Antonio Light, June 15, 1932
Gill, John Ben Milam, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, February 6, 1931
Gill, John Ben Milam, of Beeville, Runge News, February 19, 1931
Gillett, Addie C., of Beeville, George West Herald, January 17, 1935
Gillett, Mrs. R.H.. of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, August 17, 1933
Granberry, Mrs. Mary, of Beeville, Spur Times, September 7, 1933
Greer, J.W., of “Greerdale,” Beeville Picayune, January 14, 1932
Griffin, Dr. L.L., of Beeville, San Angelo Times, April 17, 1931
Griffin, Dr. L.L., of Beeville, Abilene Reporter News, April 17, 1931
Grimes, Joseph H., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, March 22, 1934
Hamilton, Mrs. D.N., of Tuleta, Beeville Picayune, March 22, 1934
Harris, Mrs. J.H., of Mineral, Beeville Picayune, May 24, 1934
Harris, James H., of Mineral, Beeville Picayune, August 4, 1932
Hart, Felix, Judge, of Beeville, Corpus Christi Caller, September 21, 1934
Hart, Felix, Judge, of Beeville, McAllen Press, September 21, 1934
Hart, Felix, Judge, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 27, 1934
Hart, Tim, of Palapote, San Antonio Express, May 13, 1931
Hart, Tim, of Palapote and Skidmore, Beeville Picayune, May 14, 1931
Hawlowetz, Mrs. Amelia, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 15, 1930
Hawlowetz, Mrs. Amelia, of Beeville, September 15, 1930
Heflin, Mrs. L.A., of Beeville, Houston Post, February 19, 1932
Heinen, Mrs. Anne, of Mineral, Beeville Picayune, November 30, 1933
Hintz, Mrs. Minna, of Millheim, Beeville Times, December 26, 1930
Hirst, J.A., of Orangedale, Beeville Picayune, December 30, 1930
Hirst, J.A, of Orangedale, Houston Post, December 27, 1930
Hirst, J.A., of Bee county, San Antonio Express, December 26, 1930
Howard, J.B., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, December 7, 1933
Jancha, P.A., of Olmos, Beeville Picayune, July 5, 1934
Johnson, A.S., of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, March 9, 1933
Kennedy, A.G., of Beeville, Houston Press, January 6, 1931
Kloekler, Mrs. Emma, of Skidmore, Beeville Picayune, December 10, 1934
Kubala, Stephen, of Beeville, Houston Post Dispatch, March 9, 1932
Malone, Abigail, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, February 4, 1932
Malone, Mrs. J.A., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 19, 1930
Malone, Walter, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, May 14, 1931
McIntosh, Mrs. Viola C. Shive, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, March 1, 1934
McKinney, Jesse Jasper, of Beeville, Dallas News, January 12, 1942
Mechalski, Veronica, of Beeville, San Antonio Express, October 7, 1931
Nichols, Mrs. Ada, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 10, 1930
Nutt, J.W., of Bee county, Taft Tribune, September 15, 1932
Nutt, J.W., of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, September 15, 1932
Nutt, R.E., of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, February 25, 1932
O’Neill, William, of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, February 11, 1932
Parchman, Mrs. Christina Ann, of Beeville, Victoria Advocate, May 25, 1934
Parker, Edmond “Dad”, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 29, 1934
Parker, Geo. W., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 15, 1930
Parker, George W., of Beeville, Dallas News, September 18, 1930
Pfeffer, C.F., of Kenney, Beeville Picayune, October 26, 1934
Porter, Samuel Overton, of Pettus, Karnes City Citation, September 15, 1932
Porter, Sam, of Pettus, Kenedy Advance, September 8, 1932
Prewitt, Joseph Martin, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, March 22, 1934
Pullin, Martha Jane, of Caesar, Beeville Picayune, September 8, 1939
Rees, A.F., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, July 30, 1931
Rennert, Eugene, of Skidmore, Beeville Picayune, January 11, 1934
Ross, LC., of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, March 24, 1932
Saffold, D.B., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, March 26, 1932
Smith, Mrs. L.M., of Kenedy, Beeville Picayune, August 17, 1933
Spiekermann, J.W., of Tynan, Benavides Facts, December 30, 1931
Stephens, Dr. G.M., of Beeville, Kenedy Advance, September 13, 1932
Stephens, Dr. G.M., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 22, 1932
Stevens, Dr. G.M., of Beeville, Victoria Advocate, September 19, 1932
Sugarek, Charles, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, October 27, 1932
Sullivan, Amby, of Blanconia, Refugio Remarks, September 23, 1932
Thomas, Mrs. Lucy H., of Beeville, San Antonio Light, January 10, 1935
Thompson, Mayor W.T., of Beeville, San Benito Light, January 5, 1933
Troy, Dan, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, March 19, 1931
Tullis, Andrew, of Beeville, Rockport Pilot, October 29, 1931
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, Cuero Record, October 30, 1931
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, Lampassas Leader, October 30, 1931
Tullis, Andrew, of Beeville, Denison Herald, October 26, 1931
Tullis, Andrew M., of Beeville, September 14, 1931,
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, Galveston Tribune, November 13, 1931
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, Houston Post Dispatch, October 28, 1931
Tullis, Andrew, of Beeville, Dallas News, October 27, 1931
Tullis, Andrew M., of Beeville, Mathis News, October 30, 1931
Tullis, Andrew, of Beeville, Port Arthur News, October 25, 1931
Tullis, Andrew, of Beeville, Laredo Times, November 1, 1931
Tullis, Andrew Mitchell, of Beeville, George West Enterprise, October 31, 1931
Tullis, Mrs. Rhoda Ann, of Beeville, George West Herald, December 29, 1934
Vavrusa, Frank, of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, June 18, 1931
Welder, Thomas, of Bee county, Beeville Picayune, May 24, 1934
Williams, Henderson M., of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, November 3, 1932
Williams, J.R., of Ingleside, Beeville Picayune, January 28, 1932
Wilson, Miley Skelton, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, September 3, 1931
Wollny, Mrs. Carolina, of Beeville, Beeville Picayune, December 20, 1934
Woodruff, A.R., of Beeville, Fort Worth Telegram, December 28, 1934 (see Buerger, T.C. clippings)
Wyatt, J.W., of Beeville, Houston Chronicle, April 12, 1931
Leahy, M., Bee County, March 23, 1945
“Thomas Welder, prominent Texas Cattleman, dies,” Sherman Democrat, May 20, 1934
Other newspaper clippings:
“A Page from the Bee-Picayune’s Scrap Book: Beevile School Faculty of the Late 90’s” Beeville Picayune, September 9, 1931
“A Backward Glance,” Obituary of Professor T.G. Arnold, March 2, 1906, Beeville Picayune, March 5, 1931
“Golden Wedding Observed Monday at Diebel House,” Beeville Picayune, June 18, 1931
“Jury Dismissed; Yarberry Free on Bond,” December 18, 1931
“Need of a College Thesis,” Beeville Picayune, December 6, 1934
“Oldest Indian Fighter,” Celeste Courier, September 24, 1931
“Teacher Becomes Beeville Postmaster,” San Antonio Express, February 17, 1933 (see Arnold, C.B. clippings)
“Two Beeville People Killed,” San Antonio Express, December 26, 1934
Untitled clipping, Beeville, 1909
“Convicted in U.S. court for killing man in postoffice,” Corpus Christi, January 19, 1918
“Huge skeleton of mastadon being dug up near Beeville,” San Antonio, May 18, 1929
“Bee’s oldest school house,” Beeville Picayune, March 27, 1930
"Keep right up with the times; at 70 and 87 both are active," San Antonio Express, June 29, 1930
"25 years ago (from Picayune files)," Beeville Picayune, May 7, 1931
"Observe Golden Wedding," Beeville Picayune, June 18, 1931
"Celebrate 57th wedding with big barbecue," Beeville Picayune, July 16, 1931
“Beeville couple have 57th wedding day,” Dallas News, July 23, 1931
“Ancient landmark of Beeville being razed this week,” Beeville Picayune, July 30, 1931
“Five generations pictured here,” San Antonio Express, August 23, 1931
“Beeville man last survivor of last battle with Indians in Texas,” Beeville Picayune, September 18, 1931
“Beeville pioneer, 83, took part in battle of Turkey Creek, last of real Indian fights in Texas,” Dallas News, September 18, 1931
“Oldest Indian fighter,” Lone Oak News, October 2, 1931
“Old rancher celebrates 75th birthday Sunday,” Beeville Times, October 23, 1931
“A family reunion,” Bellville Times, November 13, 1931
“Snake 80 years old,” Abilene Reporter’s News, January 21, 1932
“Family reunion at Mrs. R.J. Dobie’s first in 15 years,” Beeville Times Picayune, April 7, 1932
“During the week,” Beeville Times, May 20, 1932
“Four generations,” San Antonio Express, August 7, 1932
“Four generations of Skidmore family,” Beeville Picayune, August 18, 1932
“Mrs. D. Singler,” Aransas Progress, September 15, 1932
“Wm. Strauss’ mother dies at Bellville,” Houston Chronicle, October 19, 1932
“Atlee family has reunion,” San Antonio Light, November 1, 1932
“Celebrate golden wedding,” Beeville Picayune, November 3, 1932
“Golden wedding anniversary of local couple is celebrated here Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Teal are honored by relatives and friends,” Beeville Picayune, November 3, 1932
“Golden wedding anniversary is celebrated at Tuleta,” Beeville Picayune, February 16, 1933
“W.J. Powell celebrated 89th birthday,” Beeville Picayune, March 9, 1933
“Grandnephew of Daniel Boone recalls buffalo and bear hunting escapades in early days along Texas frontier,” San Antonio Express, July 23, 1933
“Negro pioneers in Texas,” San Antonio Express, December 24, 1933
“Golden wedding is celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Kubala,” Orange Grove Observer, January 26, 1934
“Mesdames S.O. Powell and Will Hedrick have returned from San Antonio,” Beeville Bee-Picayune, March 8, 1934
“Early history of Bee and adjoining counties,” Beeville Picayune, March 20, 1934
“Interesting story is reproduced from old issue of Beeville Bee,” Beeville Picayune, June 21, 1934
“Newspaper award,” Dallas News, June 13, 1939
“M.T. Hall is critically ill,” Beeville Picayune, June 28, 1934
“Mrs. Nannie Kemp and daughter, Miss Virginia…,” Beeville Picayune, July 5, 1934
“John C. Beasley guessd the blind number at 75,” Beeville Picayune, July 5, 1934
“American Agave, the Flower Extraordinary,” San Antonio Express, August 12, 1934
“News from Harmony Hill,” Beeville, November 30, 1934
“Celebrate silver wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Ed H. Peterson,” Beeville Bee-Picayune, January 31, 1935
“Married sixty-five years: Mr. and Mrs. James K. Mayes,” Dallas News, June 5, 1938
“Reunion draws nine Dallasites,” Dallas News, July 3, 1938
“Elisha Stevens, 91, recalls many long trips up the Chisholm Trail,” Corpus Christi Caller, September 15, 1939
“Col. Thompson to address county judges,” Dallas News, September 20, 1939
“Brady postal worker quits after 25 years,” Dallas News, October 18, 1939
“School near Clarksville was Pioneer,” Dallas News, July 21, 1940
“Preparedness is keynote in Belton rites,” Dallas News, January 9, 1941
“Golden wedding,” Dallas News, January 14, 1941
“District church group elects local pastor,” S.A. Light, October 12, 1941
“Beeville Hereford sales show higher price trend,” San Antonio Express(?), November 5, 1941
“Flax rose, fell as important crop,” Corpus Christi Caller Times, September 26, 1954
“Sixtieth year marked by experiment station,” Corpus Christi Caller Times, September 26, 1954
Reports and assorted printed material
Map of 3868 acres of land of the Wangemann Ranch
Papalote Bee County, Texas: German-American land subdivision
“Some facts and figures about Bee County Texas”, pamphlet, undated
“South Texas Cities and Commercial Guide,” 1929
Questionnaire, undated
Fact sheet, undated
“For History of Grazing,” September 3, 1900
“Gammel’s laws,” December 22, 1936
Brief history of Bee County, February 1936
Typed research notes “field copy,” undated