Rattan, Columbus, Clare, Coburn, Sabine Parish Louisiana
another post office in this section prominent among the
residents there being
M. C. Antony
R. R. Arnold
W. L. Arnold
J. W. Byrd
B. C. McCollister
J. D. Miller
J. M. Runyon
C. W. Westbrook
is an old post office located
farther down in the lower corner of the parish on Sabine River.
Among the residents there are C. C. Antony J. A. Speight and S.
J. Speight all good citizens.
This post office established in 1908 was
named in honor of Miss Annie Clare youngest daughter of Leo
Vandegaer. J. M. Ritter and son Houston who are engaged in
merchandising at that point started the post office. J. M.
Ritter is a substantial citizen of that community and a
wide-awake farmer. Other prominent residents of this thriving
section are John S. Caldwell W. L. Speights W. A. Stringer W. A.
Speight and W. Y. McConathy.
This post office was
started in 1903 and was named in honor of T. G. Coburn an old
settler there. The names of the pioneers are mentioned
elsewhere. C. J. Law was the first postmaster and was succeeded
by W. M. Lester who fills that position at this time. Coburn is
supplied with a good school church and Masonic lodge. Middle
Creek Lodge No 321 was organized here in 1908 and the following
members have served as worshipful masters: C. J. Law J. W Phares
J. M. Dowden P. J. Herrington T. G Coburn and T. H Ricks.
The following are citizens of this
J. J. Alford
C. C. Alford
O. R Alford
J. M. Britt
L. G. Coburn
W. D. Cobb
P. I. Cook
R. A. Dowden
S. E. A. Dowden
P. J. Herrington
Rev. J. H. Ricks
W. A. Ricks
A. J. Weldon
G. W. Weldon
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.