|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1977|
From Tales & Trails of Bailey County, the First 70 Years, Taylor Publishing Co, Dallas, TX 1988
Howard Carlyle was born in southwest City, Missouri on November 29, 1989 to Sallie Caroline (Stevenson) and Phillip Louis Washington Carlyle. He moved to Hereford, Texas in 1907 with his family and then he moved from Hereford to Muleshoe to go to work for M. P. Smith in 1916. He went into the army and served with the 36th Division during World War I. After serving in France, he returned to his job at M. P. Smith's Mercantile in Muleshoe and while he was working for Mr. Smith, he also served as assistant postmaster. He left Mr. Smith's and went to work for E. R. Hart in 1926 and worked there until 1945 at which time he moved to San Angelo. He worked in San Angelo until 1953 and then he returned to Muleshoe and his job with E. R. Hart Company. He worked for Houston Hart until he retired.
He was rooming and boarding with R. J. and Fannie Klump when he met his wife to be, Zula Harding, who was a sister of Fannie Klump. Zula was a daughter of David Lewis and Mary Emerline (Smart) Harding. Her family had moved from Commanche County, Texas to Roosevelt county, New Mexico in 1909. Zula attended Fairfield Elementary School which was located south of Texico, New Mexico, and then attended Farwell High School at Farwell, Texas. She attended business college in Dallas and returned home. She later went to work at Muleshoe where she met Howard. They were married on August 13, 1927 in Farwell. A son, Howard Harding, was born in July 1929 and now resides in Curry County, New Mexico.
Howard was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and the First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe. He also served on the school board in the early 1940s. Zula was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church of Texico.
For recreation, the Carlyles attended church functions and socials, went on picnics in the sandhills, played 42, and visited Zula's family south of Texico on a weekly basis where softball, 42 and dominoes were the entertainment for Sunday afternoons.
Zula Carlyle died March 25, 1977 and is buried in Bailey County Memorial Park in Muleshoe. Howard Carlyle continued to live in Muleshoe, in his home, until February 1986, and at that time he moved to the Farwell Convalescent Center to be closer to his son. (Story by Howard Carlyle) Ed. Note: Howard Carlyle died April 2, 1988 at the Farwell Convalescent Home. Howard Harding Carlyle died July 30, 1988.
H. H. Carlyle (1889 - 1988)
Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: May 03, 2010
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