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Several names in Erath County also appear in the 1880 - 1900 store
records as listed below. Mr. Holley had his list of home remedies
in his record book , made from the raw base products he stocked. He
had cures for common cold, made from boiled lemonade and other
ingredients and a cure for Rabies is also listed. Also a few days of day
labor he did ,and some customers did for him , seasonally.
I went to a garage sale about 30 years ago, in present day
Hewitt.between Waco and Lorena Near
the old Skating rink and today an antique car shop. This is on I-35
today. It was the Overland Buttterfield trail from San Antonio past
Hillsboro. Mr Holley sold axle grease, but charged for greasing buggy
wheels. Others have claimed the Butterfield Stage had a fresh horse
and rest stop in the area, but his journal does not mention it. He also
sold for cash, but did not list in the journal. He had one blank order
page for supplies from St. Louis. Mo.
The elderly gentleman running the sale in an old house in a clump of
trees said he was connected to Holley and Payton of Stephenville and
Pattons of Patton, Texas. I think I see how names got changed by local
teachers when some students had parents who could not read and write. I
had a first grade teacher, our neighbor for years who insisted my name
had an" E" or an"I "in it. My parents sent a note and saw her in person
later to let her know I was right. The Wyly name was not changed in
the U.S. or Ireland according to several family Geneaologists - possibly
in Scotland or England. Cleveland Family History of Pres. Grover
Clevelqand and Sevier- Xavier family of first Tennessee Governor John
Sevier, and some Clark and Hawkins records also show the spelling of
Wyly. Also when I was in first grade I was tongue Tied and could not say
the name without sounding like Wywy
I bought an old record book there of the store from 1881past 1900.
charges were crossed out with one large X . Cotton picking was 50 cents
a hundred pounds. Sometimes he worked for others seasonally, and
sometimes they cut his firewood or such to pay grocery bill , He also
had early Medicine mix formulas
to mix your own, and later Dry Goods and some household hardware.He also
had ingredients for stain remover and proper clothes washing.
Customers recorded in the old Store records of Mr. Holley are A.J.Pool,
Knox, Whitfield, H.A. Hudson, Hooper,
Clark, Hutchinson, Crow, Cook- or Crook, Echols, Turner, Beckendorfer,
Linkenhoger, Walton, Hedrick, Cole, He had raw medicine ingredients
and recipes for you to mix.
There is at least 2/3 of a large page of of Holleys in Waco area phone
book. Check Txbosque-L(a)rootsweb.com
for others comments. Someone in Txerath recently was hunting their Erath
or Hamilton County Holleys. Some who have replied said they were also
taught using a 2 for a Capitol Q, and a choice of small letter" r",
and the final "t, " without crossing. We called it a walking Stick "T".
At least our rural schools taught us to read and write. Many today in
High School and some in College classes cannot write cursive, but Why
bother, when Pre K has Apple kids computer programs and high schools
accept an assignment in Printing or computer printouts. This includes
from special Ed students to Honors and GT classes. If you find an old
journal in Cursive writing, take it to someone who started school before
1940 and they can read it, old letters or newer ones.
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Go to Google Window and type in "John Wilder of Dublin, Texas" and
you will find several listings of a John Wilder- each opens to more
details in each listing. Seems a Wilder of Dublin was once connected to
the Stephenville Cattle Auction barn. A Wilder is also listed in other
sites from this list in Killeen, Texas, Texas A&M University, and had
ties to Wyoming areas of seasonal pastures when Central Texas was
drying up in hot summers. Kuykendall Land and Cattle of Clifton, Texas
also ran trailer trucks into Wyoming pastures when the market and
grazing in Texas was poor. One Kuykendall married a siste r of Great
Grandmother Ella Hatchett Wyly of Bosque and Erath Counties, Texas.
Clifton in Bosque County and they are pictured in Hog Creek Church and
school in Bosque County records in site- Bosque County Museum, on part
of the old Clifton Junior college. , near the Lutheran Sunset Rest
. Some of the cattle were skinny East Texas cattle sold through
Meridian, Stephenville, Waco, West and other Central Texas weekly
auctions .The summer grass of the area around Wyoming and Colorado
Mountain pastures fattened the cattle for market. Kuykendalls had an
office in Clifton, Texas up to 1990's. Thigpens of Waco - Cameron also
trucked cattle in trailer trucks to northwest summer pastures. They still
Only piano repairman and tuner I knew very well was Ronnie Baker of
Walnut springs High School. He was a pastor in Hamilton and then in
Hubbard. He finished College with high grades after Walnut Springs
A Riley of Dublin listed in the Google list which mentions John Wilder
of Dublin was my wife's Brother Jim Riley, an electrician, rancher, and
trades day trader of whatever. Other Rileys in Erath County were not
related to him.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 06:36:26 -0800 "Dave Campbell"
Hello...my name is Sandi Campbell, I live in Lebanon, Oregon. I am in
possession of a Hobart M. Cable upright grand piano. Under the
manufacture name on the front is printed the phrase "Manufactured for
J.H.Wilder Dublin Texas" .The piano was manufactured about 1910 ,the
serial number is 19030, which I understand identifies when and where it
I have long been interested in its history. It has been in my family
since 1972. My mother bought it at an estate sale in Corvallis, Oregon.
Is there any history on J.H. Wilder? I have "googled" it, and have a
JH Wilder as an attorney, and as a salesman of pianos. Any information
would be helpful. I sent this same message to the Dublin Chamber
website, and Barbara Ann suggesested that I contact you. Any information
would be helpful. Thanks.....Sandi Campbell