Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kerrville in the news--Texas newspapers, January and February 1915

One hundred years ago in Kerrville.

We do not have copies of the Kerrville Mountain Sun for this time period.  Instead, here are some mentions of Kerrville in the news around Texas.

Galveston Daily News, 10 January 1915
[news from] Fredericksburg.  Mr. and Mrs. Lester Enderle and little daughter spent several days in Kerrville.

San Antonio Light,  14 January 1915
The next Y. M. C. A. summer camp will be held at Kerrville. The committee soon will complete arrangements for the camp.

Weimar Mercury, 15 January 1915
Miss Isabelle Herzik has returned from a pleasant visit to relatives and friends at Kerrville and San Antonio.

Waco Morning News, 16 January 1915
Judge and Mrs. Henry C. Geddie Due Home
Kerrville, Tex., Jan. 15--Judge and Mrs. Henry Clay Geddie are due at home following a week's bridal trip, which they took from San Antonio, where they were married last Sunday.  The ceremony occurred at the residence of the bride's sister, Rev. S. C. Dunn, pastor of the Kerrville Methodist church, officiating.
The bride, nee Miss Maude Hart, is a young woman of splendid accomplishments and was instructor in language arts and history in the Kerrville high school for two years.  Judge Geddie is well known in many sections of the state as a strong lawyer and progressive democrat. ...

San Antonio Light, 1 February 1915
Roche.--Mrs. Fred Roche, 25 years old, a native of Gillespie county, Texas, died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at a local sanitarium.  Mrs. Roche had resided in San Antonio for the last seven years.  She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Roder, and several brothers and sisters living near Kerrville, Tex.  The body was sent to Kerrville for interment Monday morning by the Waters' Undertaking Company.
KGS note:  Her first name was Sophia. Her maiden name is spelled Roeder. We do not know her burial site, but her parents are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fredericksburg.

San Antonio Light, 5 February 1915
Given Long Sentence
Jack Satterwhite Found Guilty of Killing J. H. Dodson.
Kerrville, Feb. 5.--Jack Satterwhite, indicted for the killing of Walter Dodson, was found guilty this morning by a jury in District Judge R. H. Burney's court and given 25 years in the penitentiary.  The jury was out from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 11 o'clock this morning.
Dodson, a health-seeker and believed to be wealthy, was found dead here last July.  The inquest established he had been beaten in the head with what appeared to be a hammer or heavy instrument.  Satterwhite was arrested and later indicted.  The trial developed only circumstantial evidence against him.  It was not announced whether or not an appeal will be taken.
KGS note: He was originally found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison.  The case was reversed and remanded by the appellate court.  At the second trial he was again found guilty and sentenced to 45 years in prison. In 1929 an executive pardon was being sought because the evidence was mostly circumstantial. On 24 October 1933 Governor Miriam A. Ferguson granted a conditional pardon.

Shiner Gazette, 18 February 1915
Mr. Ollie Mittanck of Kerrville is visiting relatives this week.

Waco Morning News, 28 February 1915
[news from] Mart.
Miss Clara Riddle of Kerrville is visiting Miss Maude Hendrix.

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