Heart O' Texas News
30 April 1931
Mr. J. A. Smith, Rochelle, came to McCulloch County in 1896, settled on Deep Creek, lived on the old "Starkes Ranch" for eighteen years, moving to Rochelle in 1908. Mr. Smith was in the mercantile business in 1893. He now lives in Rochelle and is a booster for McCulloch and the pioneers.