I decided to do a family name search this morning as an example of what continued newspaper research will do for your family tree. These items contain lots of details that you just can’t find on the census. Be sure to search the archives of your local newspapers, either online or in person at your local historical society or genealogy library. BTW, I used the Honsinger name this morning because of its uniqueness. I wasn’t aware that I had this much information about the family.
The Caddo Herald
November 1, 1901
The teachers have decided to have an honor roll, and to report through these columns every month to encourage the indifferent to better work and to confer honor upon those most deserving. In deciding who should be placed upon the honor roll we taken into consideration the pupil’s deportment and grade.
Those to be placed upon honor roll in Miss Lyle’s room are as follows: Joe Clower, Elmer Hamer, Lizzie Herman, Russell Riddle
Those in Miss Wallace’s room are: Ross Brauderick, Lizzie Gordon, Phyllis Hancock, Fred Honsinger, Frank Hamer…
January 5, 1912
On December 24th a girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Honsinger.
July 25, 1913
Mrs. Clyde Honsinger has returned home from a visit to relatives in Byers. She was accompanied home by her mother, Mrs. Barr.
January 17, 1913
There are no less than six or eight new homes under construction in Caddo now and we have no special boom for either. Mr. Harrison is building three near the fairgrounds west. Mr. Fryer and Dr. Nettelton is build one each in the north part of town and J. L. Honsinger is building one on the Boydstun property. Still with these new houses there is a strong demand for more. Amos K. Bass has just completed two new houses west of the livery stable.
January 29, 1915
Hay for sale. Good early cut hay at $8 per ton at barn. See J. N. Scribner or myself, Jake Honsinger.
August 24, 1923
Hodges Sells Barbershop
S. B. Hodges sold his interest in the Hodges & Roach barber shop this week to Claude Honsinger, who immediately took possession.
Mr. Hodges says that he is contemplating moving away from Caddo, but has not decided yet where he is going. He is a good citizen, an excellent barber and if he moves away the many friends of the family will regret their going, but will wish them health and prosperity in their new home.
Mr. Honsinger, purchaser of the shop and known among his friends as “Scoots” is a Caddo raised boy, well-liked and has started into the barber trade as if he intends doing business on a basis that will be pleasing to his customers. He and Mr. Roach have formed a partnership and will welcome old customers and new ones under such a partnership.
November 13, 1925
The following students were neither absent nor tardy during the second month of school:
A Third Grade
James Goddard, Audra Honsinger, Frances Horn, Irene LeNeave
January 22, 1926
To Gravel the Street to Methodist Church
Monday night the Wesley Brotherhood decided to gravel the street leading to the church from Buffalo Street, a distance of 440 feet… Ron Sargent, Claude Honsinger, and G. C. Braudrick are the entertainment committee for the meeting February 1st. I.C. McCoy, Frank Williams and Ralph Evans were hosts at this meeting and served delicious pie and coffee.
February 12, 1926
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rogers and daughters, Miss Lottie Rogers and Mrs. Claude Honsinger, went to Waxahachie, Texas, Sunday to visit relatives.
May 28, 1926
Mrs. J. L. Sargent and Mrs. Claude Honsinger were Bokchito visitors Friday.
January 21, 1927
The Woman’s Missionary Society met Tuesday, Jan. 18th. At the club house with Mrs. J. P. Rogers and Mrs. Claude Honsinger as hostesses...
February 26, 1927
Honsinger House Burns
Saturday morning, about 3 o’clock the Jake Honsinger house, near the grammar school, was destroyed by fire. Nobody lived in the house. Mrs. Jim Alexander moved out of it a few months ago. Origin of the fire is unknown. The structure was wrapped in flames when the alarm sounded. The building being many years old its property value was not very high.
May 20, 1927
A Former Citizen Dies
Mrs. Lizzie Allen, aged 61, died suddenly at her home in Ada Monday and was buried in Caddo Cemetery Tuesday. The funeral services were held at the local Baptist Church, Rev. R. T. Smith, pastor of the Nazarene Church, officiating.
Mrs. Allen, who before her second marriage was Mrs. Barr, formerly lived in Caddo and had many friends here. She was the mother of Mrs. Clyde Honsinger, who moved a few months ago from Caddo to Vernon, Texas. Her remaining two children are Mrs. Nettie Gibson and Mrs. Ellen Gibson, both of Ada. All of her daughters attended the funeral.
Up to within a few minutes before her death the deceased appeared to be in good health. From an unknown cause she became unconscious and died thirty minutes later.
September 13, 1929
Township Fair Results
Sweet peppers- Ruth Herrod, Mrs. B. F. Pinson
Hot peppers- Mrs. B. F. Pinson, Mrs. J. C. Honsinger…
December 4, 1931
At the home of her daughter in Mayfield, Okla. last Wednesday, Mrs. J. P. Rogers died after a short illness. The remains were brought to Caddo and buried in the Caddo Cemetery Friday afternoon; the service being conducted at the Methodist Church by Rev. Henderson, pastor. Mrs. Rogers had gone to visit her daughter and was taken sick while there. The wires brought the news here and Mr. Rogers and daughter, Lottie, hastened to her bedside, but death came before they arrived. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in its affairs. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Honsinger and Miss Lottie of Caddo, and a number of sisters at Hubbard, Texas, (from) whence she came to Caddo some ten years ago. Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winn, Whitesboro, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers and mother, Cleburne, Texas; Mrs. Jennie Graham and two daughters, Hubbard, Texas; John Higgins, Hillsboro, Texas; Tom Biggers, Irene, Texas, and Will Biggers, Waxahachie, Texas.
March 4, 1932
Cat’s Paw, Fifth Grade Notes
Well, old pal, whatchudoing?
Tuesday Miss Sargent picked thirteen pupils in our room and put them in the thirteen states over which Washington was the president.
Are still having the minuet. Our teacher said we improved each time we practice.
Wednesday Mrs. Dowd told us a story about the little engine. Very interesting; am sure the smaller children liked it. Jasamine Honsinger
July 15, 1932
Fred Honsinger and two sons left Friday for their home in Pasadena, Calif. after a month’s visit here with homefolks and friends.
March 3, 1933
On Tuesday, February 28, at his home in Caddo, J. L. Honsinger died from an extended illness which had confined him to his home for the past three years. Deceased was 69 years of age at the time of his death and had been a resident of Caddo and vicinity since 1885. Funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the services in charge of Rev. S. E. Henderson, pastor of the Methodist church, followed by interment in the Caddo Cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow (Sina) and five children, Mrs. Lora Hair, Caddo; Claude and Leonard Honsinger, Mayfield, Okla.; Fred Honsinger, Berkley, Calif. ; and Clyde Honsinger of Caddo.
May 3, 1935
C.H.S. Senior Class of 1935
Audra Honsinger: Caddo, on September 4, 1916; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Honsinger. Attended school at Vernon, Texas and Kiowa, and came back here in 1931. A member of the glee club the past 4 years. She has not yet decided where she is going to attend school next year.
November 28, 1938
Around The School
(at assembly) A mock trial, a play: Milton Campbell, Joe Bass, Shannon Cochran, J. E. Brintlinger, Mildred McCreary, Esther Schaffer, Ray Bilbo, Barney Hunter, Jasamine Honsinger. Mr. Henninger dismissed with a few announcements.
May 5, 1939
Thirty-Six Seniors in Graduating Class
September 22, 1944
Mrs. Sina Honsinger Died in Caddo Wednesday
Mrs. Sina S. Honsinger died at her home in Caddo Wednesday after an extended illness, aged 81.
She was married to J. L. Honsinger in 1884, who died some 20 years ago in Caddo. They had lived in Caddo 45 years.
Surviving children are: Mrs. J. A. Kitchen, Kenefick; Fred Honsinger, Berkeley, Calif.; Leonard Honsinger, Corona, Calif.; Clyde, Long Beach, Calif.; Claude, Brisbane, Ariz.
Fourteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Honsinger was a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the family home conducted by Rev. Gray Carter. Burial in Caddo cemetery.