The Caddo Herald
Friday, June 16, 1939
Many Old Timers are Yet in Land of the Living and Doing
While large numbers of people who once lived in Caddo have moved to other sites and climes, yet there are many who have been all their live in and near Caddo.
Here are some old timers:
Jess Maytubby was born near the town of Caddo in 1884. He is now cashier of the First State Bank.
Dr. R. P. Dickey came to Caddo in 1893 and has practiced in the vicinity ever since.
W.W. Boone came to Caddo in the year 1907, and clerked at the A.S. Rutherford Co. store. He has been in business as the firm of Boone & Styron for thirty years.
G.A. Crossett, editor of The Herald, came to Caddo in 1899 and has been owner ever since.
Henry Bass came here in 1900; he has been dispensing groceries ever since and has prospered.
Jess Franks has cut many heads of hair and shaved acres of faces since 1896. He is still able to do a good job of either.
Hub Meadows has been around the town some forty years and has had five children to graduate at CHS. He clerked and farmed and was in the grocery business; now he’s shaving the unshaved and unkempt.
U.S. Markham came to Caddo in 1904, ran a racket store, then was postmaster several terms. He now has a nice racket store.
Lake Brewer came to this vicinity in 1893 from about Gunter, Texas. He armed and ranched, was a clerk, then in business for himself, and is now serving folks with groceries.
Finley Booker has been around the old town some forty years. He has made many saddles and harness, but of late years that business has no been so hot, so he repairs shoes.
W.E. McIntosh has dispensed a good line of drugs some thirty years.
Roy Barber has been in the ice business since 1916, helping to keep folks cool. He also trades a bit and has a meat market.
Edw. Walters came to this country in 1895, was in the cattle business; later got into hardware.
W.L. Guthrie came to the twelve mile prairie about 1896 and has been around ever since.
John L. Boland has completed almost a forty-year term at Caddo. He was a clerk, then justice of the peace, then a lawyer.
I.Schaffer came over from Russia about 1904 and has been in the dry goods business ever since.
Bert Fryer has been here about 40 years, farming, then lumber.
Eric Holm came over from Sweden in 1890 while a mere lad.
Peter Maytubby has been in the country all of his 67 years of life. He was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt in 1899.
Lump Reeves came to Caddo about 41 years ago and has been farming and raising cattle.
There are others who can qualify as old timers.