Cook – Adams Addition

About 1927 the Cook-Adams Addition to the town of Pampa was developed by Charles C. Cook and W.A. Adams. Mrs. Charles Thut gave the White Deer Land Museum a list of the first six homes built in the addition.

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1003 Christine – Charles C. Cook, Pampa’s first lawyer, was well known as an attorney and for his assistance in bringing the Clinton and Oklahoma Western and the Fort Worth and Denver railroads to Pampa. He wanted Pampa to be a city of beautiful homes, streets, schools and substantial buildings. He died at a sanitorium in El Paso on his forty-third birthday – July 28, 1933.

(919) 931 Christine – Clyde Fatheree, son of Vestus Emmett and Hattie Fatheree, was 20 years old when his parents moved to Pampa in 1920 and bought the Bridges Drug Store on Cuyler Street.

When Laura Hobart came home from Simmons College in Boston for the Christmas holidays, she asked her sister to invite “that new boy in town” to a dance at the T.D. Hobart home.

Clyde and Laura were married on October 11, 1924, and built the house at 931 Christine in 1927. Their sons are Warren, Hobart and David.

Clyde , who was a pharmacist, died on May 15, 1965. Laura continued to live in the house at 931 Christine until her death on December 21, 1990. David Mann Fatheree, son of David and Mary Fatheree, now lives with his family at that address.

1021 Christine – Dr. Archie Cole, a native of Kentucky , came from Mobeetie to Pampa in 1915. He traveled the plains in horse and buggy and answered the call of the sick at all times. He and Dr. Walter Purviance had an office at the back of the Pampa Drug and later in the Rose Building .

Dr. Cole was concerned about burglaries which often occurred during the days of the oil boom. In his bedroom he had a light switch installed that would turn on all of the lights in the house simultaneously. Any burglar would have been well illuminated.

Dr. Cole and Mattie Martlow were married at Fayetteville , Arkansas , on April 7, 1915. Their daughters are Lucille and Jeanette.

Dr. Cole died on June 21, 1934. Mattie Cole died at Dallas about May 20, 1973.

(918) 930 Mary Ellen – H. Otto Studer, son of pioneer J.C. Studer, was born in Canadian. He practiced law in Pampa with his brother, John F. Studer. He moved to Amarillo shortly before his death on October 31, 1943. He was survived by his wife, Annie Laurie, and eleven-year-old son, Stanley. Annie Laurie Studer was the daughter of Dr. A.R. Sawyer, early Pampa dentist.

1105 Mary Ellen – Charles Thut, son of Gray County pioneers Henry and Anna Thut, was Gray County Clerk from 1925 to 1971. After he retired he began to hook rugs as a hobby and enjoyed hooking rugs for his family and friends.

Cappie Dickey came to Lefors in early 1915 and taught school at McLean and Lefors before working in an abstract office.

Charles and Cappie were married on April 12, 1918 and moved to Pampa in 1928. They were the parents of Charles Dale and Donald Burton who died in 1972.

Charles Thut died on July 29, 1980 and Cappie Thut died at Tyler on November 17, 1996.

1101 Mary Ellen – Siler Faulkner, born in Missouri , came as a cowboy to the area of Lefors and worked for Perry LeFors. He began his abstract business after Gray County was organized in 1902. In 1923 he came to Pampa and in 1928 he was given offices in the new courthouse.

Siler Faulkner and Edna Merritt were married in Columbia County , Arkansas , on June 15, 1910. Their children are Virginia and Siler, Jr.

Siler Faulkner died on September 19, 1939, and Edna Faulkner died on March 5, 1970.

Virginia (Mrs. E.L. Green, Jr.) now lives in the house at 1101 Mary Ellen.

The house at 1114 Mary Ellen attracted a great deal of attention because it was advertised as a “model home.” When it was built, there were windows all across the front of the house. For a number of years E. Bass Clay lived with his wife, Ethel, and their daughters, Mattie Lee and Ruth, at this house. Clay was president of Pampa Mortuary and assistant cashier at the First National

Over 200 Articles, written by Eloise Lane, were published in the Pampa News. These articles may be accessed by clicking on each section below. A list of articles will be revealed that are linked to a page containing the text of the article.

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