On June 28 the Genealogy and Local History Room was closed for research, as work began to change the shelving, add more shelves and to paint the room. It is expected that the room will be completed by July 9. Do call the Library at (817) 598-4150 to check on the status of the room, or check the Library website at: http://wpltx.com

Don’t forget that the complete Library will be closed for the July 4th holiday.

Query 2007-20

Would like to find descendants of Henry L. KARBER who was in Parker County on the 1880 census. Henry was the son Peter KARBER and Rebecca McBEE of Van Zandt County and Kaufman County, Texas. Henry was married to a Sarah about 1876, where and what was her maiden name? They were living with a IRBY family in 1880 and had children, Nettie, John Peter and Minnie. Son Charlie was born between 1884-1886 in Parker County or New Mexico. The family was in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, by the 1890s. I would appreciate any information on this KARBER family.

Elnora Wyrick, E-mail: ejwaa@sbcglobal.net

From the past

Community news from the Weatherford Democrat, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1895:

“MARY’S CREEK: Farmers are sowing wheat and gathering cotton and corn. Most of the acreage will be cotton this year due to the prices for the fleecy staple.

“E.D. Farmer is erecting a nice house on his ranch, which will be the finest residence on Mary’s Creek. Mr. Farmer is getting near old enough to take unto himself a life partner.

“Charles Owens will teach our school, and his sister, Miss Tennie, is teaching school at Benbrook.

“Alec M. Moore has sold his fine farm on Mary’s Creek and has engaged in the mercantile business in Aledo, Will Isom will be clerking for Mr. Moore.

“Ed Reynolds, one of our substantial farmers, and a bachelor of many years experience, has seen the error of his ways. He will began anew with one of Parker County’s fairest daughter ‘ere the leaves begin to turn.’

“D.S. Coder recently returned from Colorado where he and his daughters have enjoyed their retreat to the mountains. Mr. Coder has an interest in some of the mines at Cripple Creek, Colorado.

“Carl Coder is all smiles, it’s a boy.

“J.L. King will take in the fair in Dallas this week.

“J.B. Marsh went to Brock last Friday.

“POOLVILLE: Grandma Seaberry who has been quite sick is improving. She was visited last week by George Seaberry of Terrell.” (the relationship of George Seaberry to Grandma was torn from the paper.)


Evlyn Broumley’s column, “Kissin’ Kin,” appears Sundays in the Life section. Send inquires to Evlyn Broumley, 3802 Lake Shore Drive, Weatherford, TX 76087 or email www.evlynbroum@prodigy.net.