Post by benotforgot on Jan 12, 2005 22:58:38 GMT -6
On Oct. 3, 1876, the Henrys arrived in Rockdale to visit a sister and family of the Mrs. Henry's, it being Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Anthony, who at that time had the post office and drug store combined on the corner where the Wolf Hotel now stands. The Rockdale Reporter, December 1931
Post by benotforgot on May 10, 2009 19:06:52 GMT -6
This would be Margaret, Josephine's only sister. Margaret's husband was Dr. Milton Antony, Jr. He was the third Postmaster in Rockdale, serving 6 June 1876 to 26 April 1877 (which was one month after the entire wooden portion of Rockdale burned). He was also a practicing physician in both Cameron and Rockdale. Margaret and Milton are buried in the Old City Cemetery in Rockdale.
I tend to think the c. 1876 post office and drugstore referred to here was perhaps on the northwest corner of the intersection of Main and Milam (where the Mundine Hotel wasn't built until 1880, and where McVoy's is located in 1999) instead of across the street on the northeast corner (where, according to a history of Rockdale published in 1936, a two-story stone and brick bank building was erected in 1875, which later became the Wolf Hotel, and then, c. 1935, the American Legion Hall). On an 1885 map of Rockdale, there is a post office on the same corner as the Mundine House, and a bank on the corner across the street.