Charles A. Tignor - Early Day Employee of White Deer Lands
Charles A. Tignor, born March 7, 1875, rode into the city of Panhandle, Texas, in March 1894. He worked at different places in Gray County until about 1899 when he was employed by George Tyng, manager of the White Deer Lands. In 1902 Tyng released him from his job because he refused to vote in an election according to Tyng’s wishes. Tignor was rehired when T. D. Hobart became manager of the White Deer Land Company in 1903. Tignor's duties included showing the land to prospective buyers and keeping the fences in good condition. Each spring he took a group of men out on the land to build and repair fences and windmills. He bought the supplies for the group and employed the camp cook who for several years was Fred Sloan. Charles A. Tignor and Mittie Farrington were married on November 15, 1911. Mittie, born November 22, 1879, was the daughter of James Clark Farrington and Margaret Poindexter Farrington who came to Gray County in 1901 and settled east of Pampa. J. C. "Pap" Farrington had a great interest in raising wheat which he did successfully. He was proud of the beautiful flowers and shrubs in his yard. He was interested in others and made frequent calls to help his neighbors.