We are staring a timeline for Timpson. It will take time so come back occasionally to see updates...we have a long way to go on it!!!! Still working on glitches such as spacing and will try to fix...
1885-Nov. 5- First edition of The Timpson Times published.
1886-Bar-B-Cue held at Timpson-more than 3,000 attend.
-First school building erected.
1886-Jim Truitt, editor of Timpson Times murdered.
1887-Whiskey people win in Timpson...211 in favor...114 against.
1888-(Circa)-Timpson canning plant built.
1890-Timpson incorporated. JE Blankenship elected first mayor.
1891-GS Espy elected mayor.
1894-Mrs. Albert Durambus and two children murdered and house burned.
1895-Summer Normal school ended in Aug. Attendance of 65 for summer.
1895-Charter filed for Timpson Hardware/lumber co.
Capital stock of $40,000.
1895-Railroad from Timpson to Carthage approved. Will be built under TS Garrison.
1899-School burns down.
1901-Fire destroys most of downtown Timpson. $225,000 in damage.
1902-Company B of Third Infantry organized at Timpson.
Captain JD Jennings as commanding officer.
1903-10 miles south of Timpson. Feud between families of Chapman, Hanks and Prince families. Gunfire erupts...1 dead, 2 fatally wounded, 1 seriously wounded.
1904-School term cut in Timpson due to lack of funding. 84 girls and 4 boys graduate.
1906-Captain TJ Todd, pioneer and former mayor of Timpson dies.
1907-Bond issued approved for $9,000 for new addition to school. Lumber yard fire at mill in Stockman.
Timpson High School affiliated with Texas A&M. Meaning no test is required for student from THS to be admitted.
1908-JD "Dollar Mayor" dies. Editor of Times and mayor of Timpson.
1909-Located 10 miles west of Timpson, fire at Bagley Lumber causes $100,000 in damage.
1910-Timpson Soda & Mineral Water Co. files a certificate of dissolution.
Timpson HS opens late due new bldg. construction. New auditorium will seat 700.
Fire destroys 7 or 8 old business houses on South First St.
Telephone Co. Installed & lots of surrounding community residences have phones.
1911-Simpson's Mill boiler explodes. Located 8 miles south of Timpson. 2 killed and 8 injured.
Borgard & Son erect bldg. on South First St. To use as warehouse..
Fire destroys Keelman & Coleman bldg and JH McGauhy bldg.
Timpson Bottling Co & received its new ice cream machine & installed.
School kids expected to be brought by train on a Saturday to go to Fair.
Over 5,000 kids expected!!!
1912-NM Addison appointed postmaster at Blair.
1913-Gulf Pump Station built in Weaver.
1914-Timpson bond issued passed. $17,000 for water works and $10,000 for cement sidewalks.
1916-Company B at Harlingen, TX with over 100 members.
The Captain is RR Morrison.
Attempted robbery at Cotton Belt State Bank. Safe blew open. Robbers fled
Into woods without any money.
1917-Co. B arrives back in Timpson after 10 months on border. Greeted by 2,000.
1918-Pvt. Jodie M. Ferguson from Timpson fatally wounded in WWI.
1919-W. H. Butler elected Superintendent of Timpson High School.
Celebration on 4th planned for returning troops from WWI
State mandated construction on 7 dipping vats to be built around Timpson.
Timpson Boy Scouts celebrate their anniversary at Methodist Chuch.
1920-Crown Theatre sold by G.T and G.W. Trammel to W.H Powers.
1921-J. Preston Crimm starts Timpson school year as Superintendent.
1928-Dr. TF. Whiteside dies. Part owner of Whiteside-Johnson Hospital in Timpson.
Timpson HS Band wins 1st at East Tx. C. of Comm. meeting in Greenville, TX
1931-Timpson wins district in football. Plays and loses to Crockett in Bi-District..
1932-City tax rate dropped from 1.25 to 0.75 cents making Timpson having one of lowest rates.
1934-Timpson wins district in football for second time. Plays and loses to Mineola in Bi-District.
1937-March-School burns down.
1942-Mrs.. Maudell J. Spencer appointed acting Postmaster at Timpson during the war.
1958-Timpson goes to Bi-District for third time. Loses to Leveretts Chapel.
1959-June- Youngs Motel opens.
1965-J.E. Blankenship dies . (1872-1965) first mayor of Timpson and leading merchant. .