my wife, a Riley, attended Clyde High School with a Canady girl. Any
Also, one Mr. Hooker ran the Abbott Cotton gin in Stagecoach days, just
north of West, Texas off I-35. There was a Butterfield Stage stop near
the cave in case of Indian attacks.He had a 2 strory home near the
commonly known parts of the cave, which are now filled in Mr. Hooker's
grandsons included Mart Cole who was a fund raiser for Baylor
University. I visited him over 30 years ago and Jaseks of Waco Printing
photographed the "Mart Cole" Cave- - not the bigger methane gas filled
room which Willie Nelson and friends did not toy with, if they knew about
it. They published a n article in TEXAS CAVER MAGAZINE. with story and
photos. Wendell Montgomery, With a Bosque County grandad) told me 45
years ago he had been in the big room- but always with a parakeet on
their shoulder, and if the bird got sick it was time to get out fast. In
wet weather the gas from bat guano was worse. One well was drilled to
fresh water above the cave, and the drill dropped several feet through a
vacant space then finished the well below the cave, with a windmill on
it. Endell also had connections to Aderholdt and Dr. Wylie family had
left Bosque County for West.
Mr. Hooker sold cotton from his Abbott Gin through a Dallas agent, who
vanished, then a car with something in the back seat with a tarp over
it. They honked and Mr. Hooker sent his grandsons with rifles to
upstairs windows, then opened the door and told the driver- believed to
be Clyde Barrrow and Bonnie Parker in front seat, to look up t
thewindows. The car left nd the next day the cotton buyer's body was
found - but no money- near "Stonehenge", opr the old Interurban Bridge
between West and Abbott., or that is the story locally.
Was Mr. Aderholdt from Thurber coal mine country? One man , about 40
years ago was in Sul;ak's Cafe when we were eating lunch. he said he
was past 80 then, and he was born in Thurber, Texas. His dad was one of
the European Coal Miners who were recruited by TP Coal and Oil and TP
railroad. to work the Coal mines and Thurber (Acme) Brick yards . When
the mines closed they moved to West.
It was not far from there to the old Texas Central (Katy later, )through
Dublin , Hico, iredell, Walnut Springs, and West to Elm Mott Depot near
Waco. Did the Mingus family ride the katy to Thurber- Ranger area- or go
from Bosque To Palo Pinto Mingus town, a mile or so from Thurber???
Charles A. Wyly
On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 18:49:36 -0400 "Linda Blum-Barton" <lblumb(a)gmail.com>
The news articles that have been on the Erath County TXGenWeb site
there. When I adopted the site, none of the files were in folders
made navigation and maintenance very difficult. If you go to the
and click on Newspapers - Historical, you'll be taken to them.
You can also use the search engine provided.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charmaine Riley Holley" <archivehobbit(a)mac.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:31 PM
Subject: [TXERATH] CANADY family
> I am working on the John Jefferson CANADY family and I need help
> some newspapers articles.
> He moved there as a child and lived in Erath County until he died
> 1957 at the age of 87. He and May Bell ARMSTRONG had the following
> Henry Jackson md Nettie Blanche HOOKER - shot and killed her in
> and committed suicide with the same gun.
> Emma know nothing
> Nellie ditto
> John W served in WW I was divorced when he died but do not know
> Texas know nothing about her
> Thomas Franklin (Frank) md Ruby Essie HUKEL who committed suicide
> carbolic acid ten months before shootings above
> Gracie know nothing
> Hunter know nothing
> George Floyd died at age 4 in Clairette from being kicked by a
> May Bell know nothing
> Clinton Ellis he was married to Dollie HUKEL (sister to above
> murdered Essie). I believe he in died during WW II.
> Several years ago there were a lot of newspaper articles on the
> County website and one of them was about John CANADY being the
> man in Erath co. I cannot find any of those newspapers now. I
> like the aforementioned article as well as any thing that pertains
> the shooting/suicide mentioned above and/or the suicide by
> acid carried out by Essie.
> Also if anyone has any information as what happened to Lucinda
> CANADY, John Jefferson's mother I would greatly appreciate it.
> was in Erath County in 1880 but can find no trace of her after
> I would be glad to reimburse for time and expenses in obtaining
> information from the newspapers.
> Charmaine Riley Holley
> "...but hobbits have a passion for family history."
> - Tolkein in Lord of the Rings
> "Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thainig thu"
> ~Remember the men from whom you are sprung ~
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