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.
Annual Christmas Parade canceled due to wartime economy.
School ends two early due to National defense....in March the school went to six day week.
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. .