M. F. Haralson, so ardently advertised in this and many other issues of the Caddo Herald, was Moore Frank Haralson, born in 1870 in Tennessee. In 1900 he and his wife of seven years, Mabel, were living in Denison, Texas with their two children Myrtle (6), and Earl (4). Frank lists his occupation as teamster.
1910 found Mr. Haralson, going by M. Frank Haralson, living in Caddo with his second wife, Mamie (or perhaps Marie), Myrtle (16), Earl (14), Lawson (8), and James (1+). His occupation on the census lists “ice man” with a delivery wagon. He was a member of the Caddo Commercial Club. In 1914 his grocery business was listed in the Herald as “Haralson & Mattox”. In 1916 he was a member of the Bigger Caddo Club. In 1918 he attended the United Confederate Veterans meeting in Tulsa.
The 1920 census says Frank M. Haralson was born in Alabama, but since the 1930 census returns to the TN origin, I would assume this was an error made by the census taker. Mamie is listed as Mary. Earl, Lawson and James were still with them, and Frank was making his living as the manager of the Caddo Power and Light Company. In 1922 Earl is listed as a witness in the Thomas Craghead murder.
By 1930 they had moved to Ada in Pontotoc County. Moore F. Haralson was 63 and his wife was 57. James, 21, was still at home. Moore listed his occupation as retail merchant- grocery.
I couldn’t find a listing for his death, but have contacted another researcher and may soon have an answer.
The Caddo Herald
August 1, 1913
Of Local Interest
Country produce wanted. Haralson.
If its groceries you want see Freeny.
Pierson & Laurence furniture, old and new. Phone 62.
Mrs. Calvin Robinson was in town Wednesday.
ELECTRIC IRONS smoothe out all ironing worries.
Fly chaser and Sprays for sale at the Corner Drug Store.
If you want quick action, list your land with J. H. Phillips.
An Electric Fan is the cheapest and most practical summer resort.
2 hay presses for sale cheap. Amos K. Bass
CITY LOANS- no stock selling, but straight city loans. See A. C. Chaney.
Miss Esther Heath had trouble with her car which had to be left at Achille.
Get an ELECTRIC FAN for your home, and be comfortable these hot days.
Mrs. Bryan Hill and daughter, Miss Lois, are visiting Mrs. M. F. Haralson.
Herman Hauer came down from Atoka and spent Sunday with homefolks.
Summer Laprobes and Fly Nets, sample lots, very cheap, at Finley Saddlery Co.
Mrs. Martha Ely of Caddo Mills, Tex. visiting her daughter Mrs. Sands.
Mrs. Sherrell of Atoka, visited her sister, Mrs. Art Wright, the first of the week.
Insurance can be written on your grain anywhere at small cost by A. C. Chaney.
Your Old Shoes made as good as New and a little better too, at Finley Saddlery Co.
Mrs. W. B. Booker is here from Wapanucka, visiting her son and family.
W. W. Boone and son, James, returned Wednesday from a week’s visit to Galveston.
Mrs. J. A. Beaird and Mrs. G. A. Crossett were Denison visitors Wednesday.
You get daily electric power in your residence for ELECTRIC FANS and IRONS now.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Ellison were here from Ada a few days this week, visiting friends.
Mrs. Jno. Crutchfield and children returned Thursday from a two week’s visit at Tiogo, Texas.
Carl Goodman came up from Greenville, Tex. last Friday and spent a few days with his mother.
Let the Caddo Power Co. furnish you with an ELECTRIC FAN- Prices are cheap this year.
For quick and honest service see A. C. Chaney, Real Estate, Farm Loans, and Fire Insurance.
A.C. Chaney can secure loans on your farm quick and without so much “red tape”. Better try him.
Keep cool by buying ice of Haralson. Also keep pleasant by buying your groceries of him. No disappointments.
Ladies, have Rubber Heels put on your shoes and see how they rest you in staining or walking at Finley Saddlery Co.
Make my store your headquarters and bring me all your produce. All perishable goods kept fresh and cold. M. F. Haralson.
Mrs. Mattie Bloom went to Denison Tuesday with the boosters and from there went to Sulphur to spend a few weeks.
Rays Realty Co., have several clients wanting to buy 40 and 80 acre farms near Caddo at once. List with us for a quick sale.
Misses Nola Shofner, Jewel and Wealthy Wright and Artiquetta Peters are home from attending the summer normal at Durant.
Andy Gravitt and Dr. Kay were here Wednesday from Kenefick.
Miss Oleta Kenyon has returned from a visit to relatives in Denison.
Miss Margaret Hogan was up from Durant last Sunday visiting homefolks.
For a stylish figure wear a Spirella Corset made to order. See Mrs. B. E. Homer, Corsetiere.
Must have it- your country produce. Highest prces paid for butter, eggs, and produce. M. F. Haralson.
Don’t let your horses and cattle wear their lives away fighting flies. Get Dr. Hess’s Fly Chaser and keep them off.
Sheriff Binion and family from Oklahoma City were in Caddo Sunday and Monday visiting the family of J. A. Wood.