The McKinney Examiner. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 28, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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Office of Publication Opposite County Jail
Vol. 37, No. 7
McKINNEY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1922
.50 Per Year
From Charity To
Homes of Wealthy
TOUCHING INCIDENTS AND ONES
OF HUMOR CHARACTERIZE EVE
IN NEW YORK.
New York, Dec. 23.—A Salvation
Army lassie climbed the rickety stairs
of a tenement of the lower East Sul.
today to a room where an aged blind
woman Rat. alone.
"Ths S.ivation Army wishes you a
merry Christmas and leaves this lit-
tle gift to help you enjoy the spirit of
the day," she said, placing a huge bag
in the old woman's lap.
About the same time, on upper
Fifth Avenue, an indulgent father was
trying to sneak a $15,000 silver-trim-
liied roadster into the garage to help
his only, daughter "enjoy the spirit ol
Somewhere in betweent these inci-
dents perhaps lay the typical Christ-
mas spirit which descended on New
York with all its old-time fervor.
Tree for Dogs.
Salvation Army workers distributed
about 25,000 Christmas bags of food,
clothing, goodies and toys. The
Knights of Columbus distributed 2,300
baskets and workers for other organ-
izations were busy on similar mis-
The Humane Society had a Christ-,
mas tree for dogs at its headquarters.
On it were hung fancy neck bands and
dog biscuit and sweet cakes galore for
every mongrel that could be found.
Women workers for the Humane
Society stopped every team that pass
ed on Seventh avenue and fed the
horses apples and carrots. Then they
presented the drivers with gloves and
bags of especially prepared feed for
the horses' Christmas dinners.
One of the largest parties was given
by Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Campbell
to 1,000 West Side children, each of
whom received a package with under-
clothing. gloves, a cap, sweater, can-
dy and fruit. A vaudeville entertain-
ment featured by Santa Claus in the
role of magician amused the young-
AUTO TURNS OVER
ON FRISCO PIKE
L. V. Wilson and H. Wilson of Dal-
las, employed by the Lone Star Gas
Co., were slightly injured Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock when their auto-
mobile turned over on the West Col-
lin highway at the Panther Creek
bridge. The men were on their way
to Celina. They were picked up by
some Frisco boys and taken back to
Mr. Wilson who was driving sus-
tained a dislocated shoulder, while his
companion suffered from a wrenc-od
A family reunion at the home ol
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hill was enjoyea ny
many of their relatives on Christmas
Day. Those present were: Mr. anu
Mrs. A. G. Speck and two sons, Cart,
who is a second-year student in Bay-
lor University, Waco, and Jim Hilt;
Mr. and Mrs. Ishom Younger and little
daughter, Mary; Mrs. J. C. Goforth, oi
Anna, a sister of Mrs. J. S. Hill; Sir
and Mrs. George Russell and family;
Herman Snider and Mr. and Mrs.
Hill's three children. Miss Mary ana
Van and Sam Hill, and Dr. Y. L. YaU'o
pastor of the First Baptist church. A
most enjoyable time was had by every-
one at this happy family Christmas
A family Christmas dining was giv-
en in the beautiful home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Scott, West Louisian
Monday. Those present were Mrs.
W. M. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Al-
len and son, Alfred James, Mr. and
Mrs. Lud Crockett and baby daughter,
Dorris Elaine, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kirk-
Patrick, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Keller,
and Miss Fannie Allen Mitchell.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Adams of Dallas
ate Christmas dinner with the former's
aunt, Mrs. J. L. Todd, and husband,
Monday. Mr. Adams is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Adams of Dallas, both
of whom were formerly residents of
this county. Mr. Adams' mother was
a daughter of Robert Parker, pioneer
settler and large land owner of Mc-
Kinney. Mr. Adams is a brother of
Dave Adams Jr., now of Miama, Flor-
ida, who is well known here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Furr who live
in the Rhea Mills community gave
their Christmas dinner Sunday, Dec.
24. They are the parents of twelve
children all living. All of the chil
dren and grand children were present
and the day was most enjoyably
Mrs. J. E. Wilson, who resides on
East Anthony street gave a Christ-
a>~i> dinner Monday. All the chil
dren who live here were present as
follows: Mrs. Rufus Furr and hus-
band and daughter, Mrs. Otis Nelson,
husband and two children, of McKin-
ney, Mrs. Chas. Coatney and husband
of Chambersville, and Johnnie Wil-
son this city.
W. C. Huguley and wife had all
their children at home Sunday. Those
present were: Mrs. Jim Hollands-
worth and husband, Compton Huguley
of McKinney, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Huguley, of Dallas.
They all ate Christmas dinner Mon-
day with Mr. and Mrs. Hollands-
McKinney Boy, Commander
Baltleship "Texas," and Family
MRS. C. S. WEAVER'S
Mrs. Clifford S. Weaver left yes-
terday morning for Springfield, Illi
nois, in response to a telegram re-
ceived announcing the death of her
HOLD CITIZENS AT BAY
AS THEY ROB A BANK
Ludlow, Mo., Dec. 23.—Several finger
prints were the only clue police had
tonight to the band which terrorized
Ludlow and robbed the First National
ank of $3,000.
DARING MINNEAPOLIS ROBBERIES
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 23.—Ban
dits today invaded the Minneapolis
downtown district, staged two daring
store robberies within a half block of
each other, and fled with about $25,-
000 in cash, diamonds and jewelry.
J. F. Bell and little son, Raymond
came up from Allen Saturday and
gave us a call to renew for the Ex-
aminer. Mr. Bell is a staunch friend
of the Big Weekly.
Tom Palmer of Rock Hill renews
for the Examiner for his 21st year
LAST DAY OF JUBILEE
SETS NEW CROWD AND
TRADING RECORD HERE
What was generally estimated by
everybody as the largest crowd ever
to assemble in McKinney on any occa-
sion, was In the city Saturday Decem-
ber 23rd., the last and closing day of
the McKinney Merchandise Jubilee,
put on under the auspices of the Mc-
Kinney Retail Merchants' Association
for the purpose of enlargin gthe scope
of trade territory for McKinney ana
the bringing of new people to McKin-
ney for the holiday needs.
It was a wonderful day from the
standpoint of weather—very unlike
most years at this period. The sun was
shining and not a cloud darkened the
heavens or marred the appearances of
the perfect blue sky. The rods were
good and the people were in fine
spirits. People commenced to arrive
early in the day and by noon foixa
were already predicting a new record
for the number of people in McKin-
ney and by 2 o'clock the entire city
was a solid mass of humanity, and li
was one of the best natured and mos
cheerful assemblies of people ever
seen here. Th spirit of holidays per-
meated the very atmosphere and tnu
manifestations of friendship, fellow-
ship, charitable acts and liberality
were seen on every hand. It was a day
of sunshine and good cheer with
all. Old rlends were meeting ana
greeting one another an loved ones
were enjoying themselves together,
some for the first time In many
months and years. Interurban cars
brought folks "back home" and many
ware the Christmas scenes about the
Interurban station as families met tbe
son and daughters from College. Some
Commander Jonathan S. Dowell. wife and children. The youngsters are
Richard, Jonathan and Bob. Commanddr Dowell and family visited some-
time here last summer. Commander Dowell is a eon of Capt. J. S. Dowell
of McKinney. He commands the Battleship Texas.
The picture was obtained through th® courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
Man Passes Away
H. 10. (Bob) Carpenter, former im-
i: lenient merchant and for several
years president of the McKinney
chamber of Commerce, died at his
late home in Oak Cliff Tuesday. Ills
remains were brought by hearse to
I'ecan Grove cemetery in this city,
for interment at 2 o'clock yesterday
(Wednesday) afternoon, Rev. J. L.
Morris conducted ilie services at the
The deceased was 06 years old and
:> native of Collin county, being a son
of the late Capt. R. W. Carpenter
pioneer settler of the Bethany com
•i.r.niiy. lie hail been in failing health
during the past two years. At the
t ime of his death he was engaged in
i he implement business in Dallas. He
is survived by his wife, several chil-
dren and several brothers.
Deceased was a member of the
Christian church. lie was a kindly
natured and genial man, whom to
know was to love. The passing of Bob
Carpenter causes deep sadness. To
his bereaved wife and children and
other relatives the Examiner extends
MRS. W. B. MITCHELL'S
Mrs. W. B. Mitchell has returned
from Brenhani, where she was called
to attend the funeral and burial of
her aged father, C. A. Krueger, who
died at his home at that place Thurs-
day, Dec. 14. Deceased was 82 years,
8 months and 14 days old. Mr. Krue-
ger had lived there all his life, wheer
he reared a large family. His wife
preceded him to the grave several
months ago. Deceased is survived
by nine children.
FIRE CAUSES SLIGHT DAMAGE
"grandpas" and grandmas" emerged
from the car to be greeted by the chil
dren and hurried away in a car to tne
cheerful glow of the "gas log" and tha
Christmas candle in the homes.
A wonderful day it was! Gifts wero
given, kind words were spoken, the
simple beauty of God's gifts to the
world was seen on every hand.
♦ ♦ ♦
New Trading Record.
Not only were the crowds down
thick on north, east, south and west
sides of the square and down the side
streets, but the stores were packed to
their capacity. Secretary Charles W.
Graves of the McKinney Retail Credit
Association states that many busi-
ness houses reported to him the larg-
est business of one day in the history
of their establihment. Not only did
they report a record business but it
was one of the most agreeable trades
they ever enjoyed. It was very notice-
able, many of them said, that there
were new faces In th stors—people
who have not heretofore been doing
their trading in McKinney. The shop-
pers bought readily without lose of
time on the part of salespeople. The
trade was not confined to any one
particular business but seemed gener-
al all over the city.
Cars were parked out for five to
ten blocks in nearly every direction
from the square. Many said there nan
never been so many cars parked in
McKinney before In one day.
The fact that Christmas fell on
Monday gave the tired business men
and their employes two restful holi-
days In succession.
Dr. S. H. Abbott
' Called to Reward
Dr. S. H. Abbott, aged 64 years, 10
months and 14 days, died at the fam-
ily residence, GOG West Louisiana
street Friday morning at 11:30
o'clock following an illness of thirty
days during which time lie«was con-
fined to his room and bed. However,
deceased had been in declining
health for the past year or so.
The funeral services were held
at the residence Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock, conducted by Dr. E. B.
Fincher of Commerce, assisted by Dr.
W. It. Hall, pastor of the First Pres-
byterian church of this city, of which
deceased was a member.
Interment took place in Pecan
The active pallbearers were: W. C.
Gerrish, Joe W. Barnes, James XI.
Harris, R. L. Dove, B. F. Dinsmore,
Dr. M. S. Metz, Dr. E. L. Burton and
J. H. Sneed.
Scott Harrison Abbott was born at
Dillsboro, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1858. He was
of a family of live children—all sons—
four of whom were graduated from
medical colleges and were prominent,
Deceased was educated in the pub-
lic schools at Dillsboro and later at-
tended Moore's College there and was
later graduated from Miami Medical
College at Cinclnattl.
On December 29, 1882 he was mar-
ried to Misa Minnie Mathews at Dills-
boro, Ohio, when Be was twenty-four
years of age moved with his bride to
Texas, settling at McKinney. He prac-
ticed his profession—that of a physi-
cian in Collin county for eighteen
years. Twenty-two years ago he retir-
ed from the medical profession and
embarked in the Jewelry and book
business under the firm name of S. H.
Abbott & Son, which business is still
being operated under tills firm name.
A few years ago S. H. Abbott & Son,
sold their book store to Representa-
tive J. H. Sneed, but continued their
Jewelry business, having one of the
largest stores of its kind in Collin
county, which business has been man-
aged for several years by the deceas-
ed's only son, Charlie M. Abbott.
Deceased was one of the city's
leading business men and large land
holders, owning much land in Collin
county and also owning extensive
land In Raines county.
Besides his widow deceased Is sur-
vived by two children, Chas. M. Ab-
bott, of this city, and Mrs. Harvey
Killingsworth, of Oklahoma City. His
wife and children were with him when
the end came.
Deceased is also survived by two
brothers: Dr. C. C. Abbott and Dr.
N. W. Abbott, both of whom reside
at Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. C. C. Abbott
returned to his home about a week
ago, having visited his brother hero
The brothers of the deceased who
preceded him to the grave were G.
L. Abbott who died at Norman, Ok-
lahoma, several years ago, and Dr.
C. N. Abbott, who died at his homo
in this city about two years ago.
* 'House Wednesday
Fire at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.
It. Wood, 630 North Kentucky street
Tuesday evening about 6:30 o'clock
did slight damage to the steps and
porch. The flames were extinguished
before they had gained much head
way. The loss was -covered by insur
A SANTA CLAUS ROUTE CARRIER
OLNEY DAVIS, AGED 65,
NENT CITIZEN OF
COUNTY PASES AWAY.
John Lacy, he mall carrier of route
1, Melissa, dressed up as Santa Claus
and took a sack of fruit and gave ev-
ery child lie met on his route a Christ-
SUFFERED A STROKE
Prof. Jas. T. Teel of Denton came
over and visited his brother, John
Teel of this city Tuesday. We were
glad to meet our old time friend whom
we first met In 1884.
We regret lo hear that John Stiff
ol Stiff's Chapel recently suffered a
stroke of paralysis and is in a serious
condition. He is the youngest son of
Uncle llenry Stiff and a brother of
Mrs. W. L. Braswell of McKinney,
llis many friends regret to hear of
his misfortune and hope he will soon
Miss Ltta Horn, who is teaching
school ai Dump, is spending the holi-
days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
\V. G. C. Horn, a! Rhea Mills.
Defiance Lodge No. 28, Knights of
Pythias, held its annual open
house and New Year's meeting on
Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, at the
I. O. O. F. hall on the northeast cor-
ner of the public square. The meet-
ing was for Knights and I her fami-
lies and friends. A large crowd was
present. J. M. Davis, chairman of
ilie program committee, had arranged
an interesting program for the oc-
casion. Giles McKinney, veteran
I'ythian, presided. The lodge open-
ed with all officers in their places.
Chancellor Commander O. M. God-
ttard called the meeting lo order
and make the welcome address. At
the conclusion of the meeting re-
freshments were served.
Following was the program ar-
Music by Jarnagan's Orchestra.
Prayer by Dr. Hall of First Pres-
Song—McKinney Firemen's Quar-
Talk on Pythian Home—Glen Stiff.
Lesson of Friendship—By Chan-
Reading—Miss Elma Watts.
Address—Judge T. O. Murray.
Address—Rev. E. F. Watson.
Piano Selection—Christine Moses.
Address—The Class of People the
Knight of Pythias Consist of—Sena-
tor Tom W. Perkins.
Given a Farm
The city of Piano mourns the pass-
ing of her favorite son and most dis-
tinguished citizen, Oluey Davis. For
nearly forty years he has been identi-
fied with the interest of his home
town, striving to make it an impofant
commercial center of Collin county,
and to attract to It he business inter-
es of the State, and to gather within
its limits those active minds, not only
irfH the various professions, but those
minds mos capable of controlling tha
financial and business interests of
It is time for the city to mourn 1U
loss, when its citizens realize that its
most distinguished worker, the one
vho has contributed most to the
city's prosperity and made It a city
of beautiful homes and modern con-
veniences, is no more.
Olney Davis was a native Texan,
having been born In Ellis county,
Texas, February 17th, 1857, and at the
time of his death was In his 66th year.
Ills parents were R. A. Davis and
Mary Pauline (Sweatt) Davis, who
emigrated from the State of Tennes-
see to Texas in 1852.
The elementary education of Olney
Davis was received In the Waxahachle
Public School. In 1876 he entered
the State University of Illinois where
ho spent two years. Returning home
in 1878, he went west and engaged in
the cattle business.
In 1880 he came to Collin county
and located a few miles west of the
city of Piano, and became engaged In
agricultural pursuits. Separated from
his own family and thrown upon hla
own resources he learned to rely up-
on his own judgment. In 1881 he mar-
ried Miss 1*1 file Mathews of Collin
county, a daughter of B. F. Mathews
a pioneer settler of Collin county.
There was born of this union nine
children, six of whom are now living,
and three who preceded him to the
better land. Those living are R. A
Davis, Mrs. Harry Houston, Miss Maud
Davis, Miss Vera Davis, Mis. Frances
Thompson and Mrs. Lester Beckham:
and five grandchildren also survive
him, to whom ho was especially at-
He Is also survived by his wife.
Mrs. Eflle Davis of Piano, and one sis-
ter, Mrs. Qulncv Oetzendaner of
Waxahachle and one brother, J. 9.
Davis of San Antonio, Texas.
Olney Davis was one of the most
public spirited of the citizens of Piano,
lie not only was Identified with the
business interest of the city, with
the affairs of the city as well. As an
alderman and as mayor ho served the
city many years and was an Integral
factor in Its advancement and In its
prosperity. In the business enter-
prises he was an acknowledged lead-
er. He assisted In the organization
of the Piano National Bank in 1887
and was made vice president. In
which capacity he served several
years. In 1900 he directed the organ-
ization of the Farmers and Merchants
National Bank of Piano and was its
first and only president. He also di-
rected the organization of the Farm-
ers Gin Company of Plane, and was
(Continued on 8th. page.)
GEORGE KINDLE CRITICALLY ILL
George 11. Kindle, a well-known Mc-
Kinney citizen. Is reported critically
ill with pneumonia at his home on
South Chestnut street.
Peter Clark one of the old settlers
of the Little Elm community was here
Tuesday. Peter is one of our old time
friends and we are always glad to see
him. He does not get over here often.
But a welcome awaits him.
Talk about luck -but Tom Shew-
make who runs a little store about a
mile northwest of the city on the pike
is one of he luckiest of men. On
Christinas day, Tom and his good wife
were given a fine rich, black land
farm of 56 acres which is located In
the Roland community, 7 miles north-
west of the city. Uncle Gus Wilson
was the Santa Claus in this case. This
giving away of farms is a habit with
"Uncle Gus," and one out of which he
is getting oodles of happiness. For
several years past he has been, quiet-
ly, but judiciously giving away much
property such as lands, securities,
cash, autos, etc. Many worthy per-
sons have been "remembered" by
"Uncle Gus." He Is a pioneer settler
of the Roland community, He became
possessed of much land in his younger
days. Having never married, he has
no family to whom to leave his wealth.
Like Andrew Carnegie, Uncle Gus
believes It, a sin to die rich, at least
he acts that way, and to us it seems
he is using mighty good Judgment in
his gifts. We have noted those to
whom he has given presents, and they
are always worthy people. Some are
tenants on his farms. Some had bor-
rowed of him and shown their sincere
honesty and manhood. Others he had
quietly noticed were "doing their bit"
uncomplainingly, and those are the
people Uncle Gus likes. In the case
of Tom Shewmake: The writer has
l;nown Tom since he was a bare-foot-
ed boy in this city. Tom's people
were poor, but hard workers and hon-
est. His brother lived on the farm of
the writer's father for many years.
We knew him as absolutely honest
and loyal. Tom we have known as a
friendly, hard worker. He and his
good wife have not only reared their
own children but from time to time
have cared for and given homes to 8
little orphan children. They are will
ing to divide their last crust with the
homeless. Uncle Gus, we take off our
hat to you. Tom, here's hoping you
don't, let your good fortune spoil your
At Rhea Mills
On Sunday, December 21, the writer
was Invited to the home of Brother and
Sister J. M. Furr of lthea Mills to take
Christmas dinner. We arrived at
eleven o'clock. There were a number
of cars parked on the lawn. We were
met at. the door by Brother Furr and
informed that all of his children in-
cluding eight boys and four girls with
their families were present.
Those present were: Rufus Furr
and family, Jason Furr and family of
McKinney; Robert Furr and family,
Mrs. Jean Bryant and family of Wal-
nut Grove; Mrs. Millard Jenkins and
family of near McKinney: D. W. Furr
of Dallas; John Furr and family, Lee
Furr and family, Mrs. Clarence Rags-
dale and family, Fletcher Furr and
family, Clarence Furr and Miss Ruby
Furr, all of Rhea Mills.
The visitors were: Mr. Herbert
Mize of Clovis, New Mexico; Miss
Jessie Robinson, Mrs. Snider and Rev.
J. M. Young and family of Rhea Mills.
A delicious dinner was served and
I he afternoon was spent in social chat,
and every one had a real good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Furr have much to be
thankful for. The twenty-third of De-
cember was their forty-third anniver-
sary. Thirteen children have been
born to them, and of this number
twelve are living. They have sixteen
grandchildren who are all living. Nine
of the children are married and three
single. Th«y are among the best cit-
izens of the county and all Christ-
ians. No couple ever had a finer set
of sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.
At five o'clock we all sang "God be
With You 'Till We Meet Again." All
heads were bowed and a prayer of
thanksgiving was offered by the pas-
tor of the Baptist church. This la an
annual affair and will be repeated
J. M. YOUNG.
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Thompson, Clint; Thompson, F. C. & Smith, J. Frank. The McKinney Examiner. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 28, 1922, newspaper, December 28, 1922; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192240/m1/1/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.