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Surnames with first letter D and E
Deaths 1920-1924
Gainesville Daily Register
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas

Deaths are in alphabetical order and in two volumes. There are two miscellaneous sections for vital statistics, items set aside for copying (which were missed when alphabetizing) and items that state persons of Cooke County attended funerals of in other places but did not name the person who had died but does tell where the funeral was held. These are on pages 123-124 and 216-219. BILLYE HOWE and SUE WOOD, members of the Cross Timbers Genealogical Society, compiled these in 1983 and 1984. The society paid for the laminating and binders.

Wednesday, June 4, 1924
H. G. DAHL, pioneer resident of Gainesville, who was a shoemaker here for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ADA HERRON, in Houston, Wednesday morning, according a telegram received here by funeral director G. H. Carroll. The remains will arrive Thursday morning over the Santa Fe RR and services will be held at the train by Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church officiating with interment at Fairview cemetery. He moved to Houston to reside with his daughter only a few months. He is survived by his wife and one child, Mrs. Herron.
Thursday, June 5, 1924
Pallbearers: HUGH HAMILTON, E. M. THOMPSON, JESSE MURRELL, CHARLES M. BUCKINGHAM, CHESTER J. COBB and WILL MCKEMIE.

Tuesday, September 13, 1921
Undertaker CARROLL received word today to make arrangements for the funeral here Wednesday afternoon of RICHARD DARRAH, age 7, who died in Fort Worth. He is a son of Mrs. AGNES DARRAH. The remains will arrived on the Santa Fe RR Wednesday and the funeral will be held at the depot with interment at Fairview cemetery.

Wednesday, January 11, 1922
PAT DALTON
PAT DALTON, age about 50, was killed by lightning last Monday night and his body was found in a pasture several miles south of town this morning by boys who were on a pleasure trip in that section. Dalton was living in a cabin just south of GEORGE WARE’S farm near the location of the Boy Scout cabin, and it is supposed that while cutting across the WHALEY and JONES property on a return trip from town, he was hit by a bolt of lightning that preceded the rain storm Monday night. One of his boots was born from his foot and it is said the other was shredded but still on the foot. The right leg of his overalls was literally in threads, hat several yards away, while his pocketbook and pocket knife were on the other side of the body. Two scars and singed hair… Sheriff FORD, policeman DUDLY, and justice of peace HALL and others went to investigate… As far as can be learned, Dalton has no relatives in this county or elsewhere. He has been living hereabouts for 20 years and is known to many people.
Tuesday, January 17, 1922
Funeral director Carroll stated he would buy Dalton’s body tomorrow morning. Dalton was a recluse farmer living a few miles south of town and killed by lightning.

Thursday, March 6, 1924
Mrs. WILL DAVENPORT
Mrs. WILL DAVENPORT died at her home in Paris, Texas, from pneumonia Tuesday night. Her husband, WILL DAVENPORT, son of the late J. B. DAVENPORT of Gainesville, has sisters, Mrs. HAGUE ROBERTS of Gainesville and Mrs. ROBERT BONE of Childress. Mrs. Davenport is survived by her husband, and four sons, youngest only three months old. Funeral services will probably be held at Paris.

Saturday, July 23, 1921
Denton Woman Died
Mrs. W. M. DAVENPORT, age 27, died at her home in Denton, Thursday afternoon, after a lingering illness, and will be buried there Sunday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, three small children, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MCCLURKON. Mrs. Davenport had a number of friends in Gainesville.

Monday, August 14, 1922
J. M. DARWIN
J. M. DARWIN, age 67, a pioneer citizen of this community, died at his home, corner of Gladys and Endridge St., last Saturday afternoon, following a long illness of Bright’s disease. Funeral services were held at the family home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. W. RODGERS. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Thursday, April 1, 1920
Well Known Citizen Died
ANDY J. DAUGHETEE, one of the well known farmers of the Valley View community, died in the sanitarium here last night from an illness of kidney disease. Mr. Daughetee lived several miles west of Valley View and had many friends in the county. He is survived by several children. The body was taken to his home by G. J. Carroll from which place the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, December 21, 1923
Mrs. Darden
Mrs. ELIZABETH DARDEN, age 80, died at the family home on 305 North Clements St., Thursday evening. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. BABE LOCKE of this city and Mrs. GREEN of Dallas. Funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon, following by interment in Era cemetery. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiated. Mrs. Darden had been a resident of this county the past 50 years, living in Era community before it was hardly settled. G. J. Carroll prepared the body for burial.

Monday, November 29, 1920
Pioneer Settler Died Monday
Mrs. J. H. DARNELL, widow of the late ‘Uncle JOHNNY’ DARNALL, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. EVANS, on Harvey St., following an extended illness which had been serious for the past two weeks. Death was due to a complication of afflictions which had arisen from 73 years of active life, which were spent in the days when Gainesville was a small trading post and Cooke County mostly a wilderness. Mrs. Darnall moved to Texas soon after the Civil War and other than a few years at Dexter, she was a resident of Gainesville about 40 years. Her husband died some years ago. She was a faithful member of the Dixon St. Christian Church. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home of R. L. EVANS, 305 Harvey St. with Rev. R. E JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church officiating, directed by S. W. Gibson. Five children survive: Mrs. R. L. EVANS of Gainesville, Mrs. E. B. LUNA of Myra, Mrs. C. K. CHERRY of Dallas, Mrs. V. E. FATHEREE of Pampa, and JOHN DARNALL Jr. of El Centro, California, and other relatives. Pallbearers: J. F. MORRIS Sr., E. V. FATHERREE, R. L. EVANS, J. A. THOMAS, E. B. LUNA and C. K. CHERRY.

Monday, December 6, 1920
Obituary for Mrs. J. H. DARNALL written in poetry form by Mrs. R. L. Evans.

Thursday, March 8, 1923
Mrs. DAVIS, residing on Burd St., died at her home this afternoon, according to undertaker Carroll who has charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Davis is survived by several sons.

Friday, March 12, 1920
Old Pioneer Citizen Died
Capt. J. B. DAVENPORT, one of the early Cooke County pioneer citizens, died at his home on North Throckmorton St. last night after a brief illness from a paralytic stroke on the left side of his body suffered a few days ago. He was a native of Missouri, born in Jackson County, on Aug. 22, 1839. He moved to Texas with his parents when a youth in a covered wagon, and for some time camped on Elm Creek near Gainesville, shortly thereafter settling on Red River in the Walnut Bend community where he continued to reside until some 30 years ago when he moved to Gainesville where he has since resided. He was an ex-Confederate soldier, enlisting as a private and served, coming out a captain. He was married October 21, 1875 to a daughter of Col. YOUNG of Grayson County. His wife died here Dec. 29, 1907. Four children survive, two sons and two daughters, WILL and MORRIS DAVENPORT of Paris, Texas, and Mrs. ROBERT BONE and Miss PAULINE DAVENPORT of Gainesville. The funeral was held at the family residence this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church.

Wednesday, February 4, 1920
Mrs. WILL DAVIS
Mrs. WILL DAVIS of Ardmore, Okla., died in Fort Worth today. Her husband, a son of ANDY DAVIS of Gainesville, had gone to the oil fields and Mrs. Davis was en route to Tennessee for a visit, when stricken with illness.
February 5, 1920
The funeral of Mrs. Will Davis will take place at the Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth Friday afternoon.
Thursday, February 5, 1920
Mrs. Will Davis
From the Ardmoreite at Ardmore, Oklahoma:
Mrs. WILLIAM DAVIS died this morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. G. W. FRASER, 1117 Sixth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Davis made their home in Ardmore 4 ½ years ago and had left here a week ago Saturday to make her home in Fort Worth. They stopped in Gainesville, Texas, to visit relatives of Mr. Davis, reaching Fort Worth a week ago. Mrs. Davis became ill of pneumonia Wednesday morning, Jan. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were both ill by the time they reached Fort Worth. Mr. Davis is still very ill. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be held Friday at Fort Worth… She was active in church work and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church, a member of the Philharmonic Club. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. CRADY recently moved from Fort Worth to Nashville, Tennessee. They will attend the funeral. Mr. Davis is a member of the B.P.O.E. of Ardmore and had been associated with Santa Fe RR Co., the cotton firm of W. A. EASLEY, and with HOMER HINKLE. He made his home here a few years before his marriage.

Wednesday, September 13, 1922
PETE DAVIDSON
Uncle PETE DAVIDSON, one of the pioneer inhabitants of Cooke County, and a leading resident of the Hood community more than 40 years, died at his home Tuesday afternoon, according to a close friend, he was 76 years old. Funeral services were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. Burial was in the Hood cemetery. Mr. Davidson is survived only by his wife. He was born in Missouri, coming to Texas at an early age. He first located and lived for some years a few miles east of Gainesville, but for 40 years, resided in Hood community, near which town he owned considerable property. As a member of the Methodist Church, he rendered much service to religious work, assisted in organizing the first Sunday school at Hood. Some 15 years ago he joined the Odd Fellows lodge, which had graveside services for him. … Members of the KKK visited and left a cross of red flowers on the grave and read some Bible verses.

Thursday, March 24, 1921
Mrs. GEORGE DAYTON
A telephone message from Valley View stated that the remains of Mrs. GEORGE W. DAYTON will arrive there Friday afternoon over the Santa Fe RR from Tampa, Florida, where she died this week. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Mr. Dayton is accompanying the remains.
Friday, April 1, 1921
Obit for Mrs. George Dayton from her Loyal Daughters Class written as a poem.

Monday, June 4, 1923
Old Time Resident
Mrs. NANCY DAY, age 87, died at her home 3 miles west of Whitesboro, Cooke County, on May 20, according to her son, JEFF DAY, who was in Gainesville today. Mrs. Day was a pioneer citizen in Cooke County, residing here the past 53 years. The funeral services were held at the Whitesboro cemetery, conducted by Rev. O. M. FRALEY.

Tuesday, August 30, 1921
Negro Run Over by Train
ED DAVIS, a negro about 26 years old, died here Monday night following injuries sustained in a railway accident at Lindsay, 6 miles west of Gainesville. Davis in company with another negro man, is alleged to have been en route to Henrietta to pick cotton and had walked as far as Lindsay. A westbound Katy train was passing through town and the negro attempted to board one of the cars when he fell beneath the wheels which mashed off his right leg, causing serious injuries from which he died. G. J. Carroll was called to the accident scene and brought him to the local sanitarium where he died. He said his home was at Harjo, Oklahoma about 12 miles west of Shawnee and his father is an section boss. Telegrams were sent to the father.

Tuesday, June 26, 1923
Miss EVA DEATON
Miss EVA DEATON, daughter of Mrs. RILEY DEATON, died Thursday morning at the family home on North Dixon. She had been in ill health about a year, but her death was sudden. She was would have been 15 years old next Saturday. Miss Deaton is survived by her mother and brother TRAVIS. No definite hour for the funeral is set, awaiting the arrival of an aunt from Hopewell, Mississippi. In case of the aunt’s arrival, the funeral will be held Wednesday evening at the family home on North Dixon with Revs. LENNOX and COLE officiating. G. W. Carroll has charge.

Monday, April 25, 1921
M. B. DEEMS died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. JOE EMMONS, Sunday night. The deceased was 63 years old and had resided in Gainesville many years. One son, GEORGE DEEMS, and two daughters, Miss MOLLIE DEEMS, and Mrs. JOE EMMONS, a sister Mrs. S. WHITE of Norfolk, Virginia, survive. The remains will be shipped to Dye Mound, Montague County, for interment.
Tuesday, April 26, 1921
Undertaker Carroll forwarded the body of M. B. DEEMS to St. Jo for interment.

Thursday, November 9, 122
Mrs. REBECCA DE LAX
Mrs. Rebecca De Lax, age 77, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. FLOWERS, on Denison St., this morning, following an illness of more than a year. She was born in Tennessee, June 13, 1845 and had been a resident of Texas many years. She is survived by several grown children. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. S. W. Gibson had charge.

Wednesday, December 31, 1924
Mrs. A. E. DELAP
Mrs. ANN E. DELAP, age 80, one of the earliest settlers of Gainesville, died at her home, 308 East Elm, Wednesday morning, result of breaking her hip when she fell in the kitchen of her home Sunday morning, Dec. 21...when the accident occurred, she was forced to drag herself to the door to summon neighbors. Since the death of her husband, J. F. DELAP, in 1917, she lived alone. ANN WAGNER was born in Davidson County, North Carolina, on Oct. 8, 1884(1844?). She married J. F. DELAP and to them 14 children were born, only four of whom are now living. In 1879, the family came to Henrietta, Texas, then shortly later, locating at Gainesville. Mr. Delap was a trusted employee many years of the Lyon-Gribble Lumber Co. and both he and his wife were highly respected citizens. Mrs. Delap is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. A. J. WAGNER of Clarksville and Mrs. G. W. WINGERT of Gainesville; JESS W. DELAP of Cooke County and JOHN A. DELAP of Waco; a sister Mrs. SAM LEONARD of Fate, Texas, and two brothers, who reside in Lexington, North Carolina. Of the 18 grandchildren surviving, the following live in this vicinity, WILLIAM, STELLA, RALPH and DOROTHY WINGERT, Misses WILLIE and MINNIE FRASHER, and DON DELAP. Mrs. Delap was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held in her home, 308 East Elm. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Active pallbearers: R. H. ALWOOD, J. P. HALL, GEORGE DIETZ, R. J. BROWN, W. C. BROWN, A. G. M. LAY.

Thursday, October 27, 1921
JOHN DEMAURI
JOHN PEITZKER received a telegram about the death of his nephew, JOHN DEMAURI / DE MAURIE, at his home in Kingsville, Texas, Wednesday morning. He was 32 years old and will be remembered by people here, about 12 years ago his family moved from Gainesville. He is survived by his parents, a wife and two children, as well as his uncles, JOHN, HENRY, and CHARLES PEITZKER who reside in Gainesville.

Wednesday, September 19, 1923
MARTIN DE MAURIE, formerly of Gainesville for many years who moved from here about 25 years ago, died his home at Kingsville, Texas, last Tuesday after a protracted illness. He was a brother-in-law of JOHN and CHARLES PEITZKER of Gainesville.

Friday, June 29, 1923
J. W. DEMODY
J. W. DEMODY, age 57, died Friday morning at his residence, 412 North Dixon, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Dermody is survived by his wife and two children, Miss MAMIE and PAUL, all of whom live in Gainesville. He was born at Vernon, Ohio in 1869 and came to Gainesville in 1905, employed at the Gainesville Gas Co. Two of his sisters, Mrs. HENRY LANDERT of St. Louis, and Mrs. MARY BETLER of Chicago are expected to arrive Sunday to attend the funeral. Mrs. DERMODY (spelled both ways in obit), JOHN MCGOVERN of St. Louis is here now. Funeral services will held Sunday afternoon at the Catholic Church with Father J. A. KEALEY officiating. G. J. Carroll has charge.

Tuesday, July 6, 1920
EDDIE DENTON
EDDIE DENTON, age 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. ED DENTON, residing on West Scott, died Monday morning. The funeral was held at the chapel of Carroll undertaking parlor with interment in Fairview cemetery. Rev. C. W. DENNIS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiated.

Thursday, June 2, 1921
First Cooke County Soldier Killed in World War Buried at Bulcher
The remains of SAMUEL R. DENNIS, first Cooke County soldier killed in the world war, were buried this afternoon at the cemetery at Bulcher in the western part of the county. The body arrived at Saint Jo from France where it had been buried since the young man met death. Owing to uncertainty of date of arrival of the body, the Dennis-Anderson American Legion Post could not make definite arrangements to attend the funeral, however a detachment of six Legionnaires from Gainesville attended the funeral today, composed of JOE PETTIT, FELIX JOHNSON, HENRY LYNCH, BALLARD WATTS, JACK SHELTON, and FRANK DUSTIN. OVERTON CLARK and JOHN COX, friends of the family, also attended the services. Young Dennis was a member of the 90th Division. The first part of the American Legion Post was from his name, and the second part of the Post was in honor of O. R. ANDERSON.

Wednesday, July 19, 1922
Undertaker S. W. GIBSON reported the death of BERT DICKERSON in the city this morning after an attack of appendicitis. The remains were taken to Rosston this afternoon for funeral services with interment in the Rosston cemetery. Bert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES DICKERSON of Rosston, age 15 years.

Wednesday, December 19, 1923
Death visited the home of C. E. DICKERSON Thursday night and claimed his wife.
T. G. BIRD and N. A. MOSS and families of Leo attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. FLORENCE DICKERSON last Friday.

Saturday, November 3, 1923
Mrs. LIZZIE DICKINS, age 55, died at the home of her son-in-law, J. C. CAMP, in the Rock Creek community Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in Callisburg cemetery. G. J. Carroll had charge.

Tuesday, June 14, 1921
Cooke County Woman Died of Pellagra
Mrs. GERTRUDE DICKSON died at Wolf Ridge Monday afternoon, age 33, from pellagra. The funeral was held this afternoon with interment in Van Slyke cemetery directed by undertaker Carroll.

Monday, March 6, 1922
HUGO DIETZ
HUGO DIETZ, age about 61, well known pioneer citizen of Gainesville, died at his home on North Commerce, Sunday morning, following a long illness. For many years, Mr. Dietz was employed at Bohny’s Baker, later entering the business himself, in which he was actively engaged when last stricken. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church this morning, conducted by Rev. J. A. KEALEY with interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Mr. Dietz is survived by his wife and the following children, Miss MARIE, Mrs. MINNIE DUDENHOFFER, AUGUST and ARTHUR, all of Gainesville.
Mrs. J. P. HARTNETT and sister Miss CLARA BOHNY of Dallas attended the funeral of H. Dietz.

Tuesday, October 21, 1924
Sivils Bend Woman Dead
Mrs. LORA DILLARD, age 53, died at her home in Sivels Bend Saturday night, following an illness of some time. Funeral services were held at the home of her son-in-law CLAUDE LUTEY in the Sivels Bend community, with Rev. J. H. CHISM of the Church of Christ here, and interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.

Wednesday, June 29, 1921
Miss MABEL DILLARD
Miss MABEL DILLARD died at San Angelo after an illness of lung trouble. Her home was at Sivels Bend.
The body of Miss Mabel Dillard, daughter of JOE DILLARD, well known farmer of Sivells Bend, arrived on the Katy train Wednesday morning from San Angelo and taken to the Dillard cemetery. Miss Dillard was 23 year old and reared at their county home on Red river. She was well known in Gainesville and Marietta, Okla., where she attended the Marietta high school. After finishing the 10th grade, she took a business course and worked at Okmulgee, Okla., as a stenographer. She is survived by her father, four sisters and three brothers, four of whom reside at Marietta and the others at home. Her mother died several years ago. G. J. Carroll had charge.

Friday, February 9, 1923
ROBERT DILLARD
ROBERT DILLARD, age about 80, residing in the Sivells Bend community, died at his home last night. Mr. Dillard was an old Confederate soldier and is survived by his wife and three children, ROBERT DILLARD Jr., Mrs. FANNIE LINKS, both of Sivells Bend, and Miss ALICE DILLARD, who is the matron in a hospital in Colorado. Mr. Dillard was the son of Judge DILLARD, who settled in the Sivells Bend community in 1859. Since that date, Mr. Dillard had resided there and was well known in Gainesville and surrounding country. Funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in the family cemetery at Sivells Bend.

Wednesday, May 30, 1923
R. L. DILLARD
ROBERT LEE DILLARD, age 34, died Wednesday morning at the home of his father-in-law, NOBE BLAKE, of 625 North Taylor, after an illness of several months. He was born November 11, 1888. Mr. Dillard is survived by his wife and one child; two sisters Mrs. H. A. ALLEN of Boulder, Colorado, and Mrs. FANNIE LINKS of Sivells Bend. The funeral services were held this afternoon at Sivells Bend with Rev. G. G. MOOD, presiding elder of the Methodist Churches in this district, conducting the service. Interment in the Dillard cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.

Wednesday, June 29, 1921
CLAUDE DILLARD, Negro, Died from Wounds
CLAUDE DILLARD, ex-convict from an Oklahoma penitentiary, and wanted in Gainesville for an alleged participation in a holdup of a Gainesville negro, died in the sanitarium from gunshot wounds inflicted by local officers after the negro had refused to heed three separate commands to surrender. As related in this paper Monday afternoon, Dillard was charged with holding up and taking about $15 from another negro named JARRETT. When officers made an effort to capture him, he made his escape after a chase lasting three hours. After four days later, he returned to Gainesville and went again to the scene of the holdup. Officers were notified of his presence and renewed the search, the negro was located. He ran when officers approached and when commanded three times to surrender, he continued running, officers opened fire.. Three hours later Dillard appeared at a home in east part of town, having continued running after being shot. A physician was called and he taken to jail then to the sanitarium. Monday night, he arose from his bed at the hospital, turned on the electric light and wandered around the building against the warnings of the nurses. He returned to his room… setback that resulted in death. G. J. Carroll prepared the body for burial.

Monday, October 23, 1922
C. N. DILLON
C. N. DILLON, age 68, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. M. MILES on North Weaver St, of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Dillon was a native of Indiana but moved to Texas at an early age and settled in Denton County where he spent most of his life, coming to Gainesville a few months ago. He is survived by two daughters and one son. The remains will be taken to Bridges Cemetery in Denton Count for interment directed by G. J. Carroll.
Saturday, October 28, 1922
C. N. DILLON was born in Dubois County, Indiana, April 5, 1854, and died Oct. 22, 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. M. MILES on North Denton. Mr. Dillon was reared to manhood in the county where he was born. In 1878 he married Miss ELLEN GOODLAND of Pike County, Indiana. To this union, twelve children were born, eight of whom are living. Besides his children, he is survived by brothers and sister: LEE DILLON of Indiana, HILLBERT DILLON of Chicago, Illinois, B. S. DILLON in Indihoma, Oklahoma and Mrs. CRAIG of Indiana. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Miles, on North Denton, Monday evening with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating. He was buried Tuesday at Bridges cemetery in Denton County. Pallbearers: TOM HAGGARD, BOB CLARK, CLAUD HOWARD, EMMETT BRIDGES, BRAD DUNCAN, BERT HANCOCK, FRED CAVES.

Wednesday, April 16, 1924
Leo Community, April 14: Mrs. KATIE JONES was called to attend the funeral of her brother, R. M. DILLS, at Maysville, Oklahoma.

Monday, November 15, 1920
J. B. DILLS, age 50, a merchant of Rosston for years, died last Thursday at the home of JOHN COX in this city. The funeral was held Friday at Rosston, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Dills is survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons.

Wednesday, August 20, 1924
Mrs. W. E. DISHMAN
Mrs. W. E. DISHMAN, age 33, slashed her throat with a razor and died within a few minutes late Tuesday evening, according to testimony adduced at the inquest held by justice J. P. HALL. The rash act was committed in a barn on the Beck farm, 8 miles north of Gainesville. Letters left to family members revealed the reasons for her suicide, but the contents were not made public. Members of the family were preparing to eat supper, when Mrs. Dishman, saying she cared for nothing to eat, walked toward the barn. Her mother, Mrs. S. M. READY, alarmed at the action of her daughter, went to the barn and found her daughter… Messages were sent to town for a physician and the coroner, justice J. P. HALL, deputy sheriff GLASGOW and Dr. C. B. THAYER went to the scene… Mrs. Dishman is survived by her husband, W. E. Dishman, four children with youngest age 2 and the oldest age 10, and her mother, Mrs. S. M. READY. S. G. Gibson had charge of arrangements. The funeral cortege left the family home Wednesday afternoon for the Barnhart Church near Era where Rev. R. R. GAINES, Baptist minister at Era, officiated with interment in Barnhard cemetery.

Saturday, October 18, 1924
Infant Died
WILLIAM, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DODD, of 5 Throckmorton St., died Saturday afternoon. The baby was born Friday. Funeral services are to be held at the family residence Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Monday, April 3, 1922
Mrs. Doty
Mrs. HOMER DOTY, age 26, died at San Angelo Saturday morning after an illness of several months. The remains arrived over the Santa Fe RR this morning and taken to the home of her sisters, Mrs. B. M. MISER of 1101 Witherspoon, by S. W. Gibson. The funeral procession will leave the Miser residence tomorrow morning for Marysville for interment with Rev. E. A. WESSON officiating.

Saturday, May 1, 1920
Pioneer Citizen Died
W. A. ‘ALEX’ DOBSON, age 72, one of the pioneer citizens of Gainesville, died at his home at 614 East Main St. this morning. He was a native of Kentucky but had resided in Gainesville for about 40 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife and four children, WILLIAM, ZACH and TOM DOBSON, and Mrs. STELLA DAY, all of Gainesville. He is also survived by four brothers, JIM and JOHN DODSON of this city, JOE DOBSON of Wichita Falls, and ZACH DODSON of Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. L. POWELL, with interment directed by S. W. Gibson.

Saturday, November 12, 1921
F. A. DOSS
F. A. DOSS, age 64, died at his home on Ritchie St., Friday afternoon, after an illness of two months. He is survived by his wife, only member of his immediate family. The remains were shipped to Garland, Texas, accompanied by his widow; his nephew ALEX DOSS, a sister Mrs. HILTON of Cleburne, and Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Doss, some three years ago, purchased the GUS MCKENNIE place, north of the Gainesville refinery, which he owned at the time at the time of his demise, and his nephew, Alex Doss, resided there and has farmed it since his uncle purchased it. Mr. Doss lived in Gainesville some two years. He was a native of Texas, but lived in Texas most of his life.

Saturday, July 3, 1920
Aged Resident of Marysville
Mrs. ELIZABETH DOTY, age 76, pioneer citizen of the Marysville community, died there this morning. She is survived by eight children and several grandchildren. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Marysville Baptist Church with Rev. FOUNT JONES officiating. Interment was in the Marysville cemetery arranged by G. J. Carroll.

Wednesday, February 4, 1920
Mrs. J. A. DOMPKE
Mrs. J.A . DOMPKE, for many years a well known resident of Gainesville, died this morning in a sanitarium at San Antonio. She had been in ill health for several years. At her bedside when the end came was her husband and daughter Mrs. BLANCHE MILLER. Some years ago Mrs. Dompke conducted a restaurant in Gainesville and enjoyed a lucrative patronage. She is survived by her husband, J. A. DOMPKE; two daughters, Mrs. BLANCHE MILLER of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. BEULAH HORTON of Fort Worth, and one son, BUREN HOWLAND, of Gainesville. The remains will be shipped here for funeral services.
Saturday, February 7, 1920
The remains of Mrs. J. A. DOMPKE will arrive here Sunday afternoon by train, accompanied by her husband and daughters. The remains will be taken to the Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: H. W. STARK, W. A. HENSLEY, E. D. WHITE, Dr. T. F. CHANDLER, JOE BOOZER, R. I. PIPER.
Monday, February 9, 1920
The remains of Mrs. Dompke were taken to the Fairview cemetery for interment, arranged by S. W. Gibson. Rev. EDWARD STEWART, a Christian minister at Fort Worth, preached a beautiful eulogy. The body was accompanied by her husband and daughter Mrs. Miller. Mrs. BEULAH HORTON of Fort Worth was too ill to leave her home.

Tuesday, February 17, 1920
NEWSOME DOUGHERTY
NEWSOME DOUGHERTY, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM H. DOUGHERTY, died at his home on South Lindsay, Monday evening after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was 26 years old, a most energetic and active young business man. Newsome Dougherty was a member of the Denton St. Methodist Church, high in Masonic circles, a Knight Templar, Shriner and 32nd degree Mason. Five years he married Miss PAULINE SWOFFORD of Grandbury, Texas. He is survived by his wife, his parents, a sister, Mrs. LUCY ZIMMERMAN, and a brother FRANK. All except his wife and his father were in California at the time he became ill. The funeral will be held from the residence of W. H. Dougherty on South Lindsay with services conducted by Rev. J. F. PIERCE of the Denton St. Methodist Church, with burial at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Long article about his life, his funeral, and names of several people who attended the service.

Wednesday, February 6, 1924
WILLIAM H. DOUGHERTY
WILLIAM H. DOUGHERTY, age 67, one of the most prominent and influential men in Cooke County, died Tuesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. DICK ALLEN on Church St., following several days of illness of a heart affliction.
Funeral services will be held at the Allen home Thursday afternoon with Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery.
WILLIAM H. DOUGHERTY was born Sept. 17, 1857 at McKinney, Texas and moved with his parents to Gainesville, F. M. and LOU DOUGHERTY, age of six months. He married Miss ELLA NEWSOME of McKinney on Sept. 3, 1878 and three children were born, LUCY, FRAK and NEWSOME, who died here in February, 1920. Mr. Dougherty had been a most successful man in business, accumulating large land and cattle interests in Cooke, Floyd and Foard Counties, and business property in Gainesville. He and his family gave their beautiful home and several acres to the people of Gainesville to be used for a high school, named ‘Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School’ in honor of the son who died in February 1920. …
He is survived by his wife, daughter Mrs. LUCY DINGWELL of Pasadena, California, and son FRANK M. DOUGHERTY of Floydada, Texas, sisters Mrs. GILES HOUSTON of Gainesville who is critically ill at her home on South Denton, and Mrs. M. H. CRAWFORD of Shepardstown, West Virginia.
Active pallbearers: GEORGE THOMPSON Jr., T. T. PENDLETON, J. W. GLADNEY, BEN R. THOMASSON, JOSEPH W. BAILEY, WILLIAM TYLER, SCOTT ALEXANDER, EDGAR TURNER and W. D. GARNETT.

Monday, June 20, 1921
Valley View Man Killed in Oklahoma
ERNEST DOUGHTEE/DOUGHTY, young farmer who resided in Valley View community for several years, died at Sulphur, Oklahoma. According to rumors, he was shot and killed by a doctor at Sulphur, cause of dispute unknown. The body will be buried at Valley View. He is said to be survived by two brothers, one in Dallas and one at Colorado.

Monday, June 6, 1921
JASPER CHARLES, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. DOUGHTY, died Sunday afternoon at the family residence on North Lawrence. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Marysville arranged by G. J. Carroll.

Thursday, September 18, 1924
Mrs. ALICE FORD of Gainesville went to Stark City, Missouri in response to a message about her mother, Mrs. DOVER, died there Wednesday morning. Mrs. Dover was 70 years of age and had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be held there.

Wednesday, February 15, 1922
J. T. DOWELL
Mrs. J. N. BASS of Gainesville received news yesterday of the death of her brother, J. T. DOWELL, at Belleville, Arkansas. He was 72 years old and his passing leaves only Mrs. Bass as the surviving member of a family of 8 children. Mr. Dowell was a prominent merchant of Belleville, living in Yell County, Arkansas most of his life. For several years he served as postmaster and was active in the town. Surviving are his wife, three children and Mrs. Bass. Funeral services were held at Danville, Arkansas.

Monday, June 26, 1922
ZOLLIE DOUGLAS
ZOLLIE DOUGLAS, one of the best known retail salesman in this community, died Monday morning in Gainesville. For ten years he was an employee of Manhattan Clothiers and 15 years prior to that, employed by Stonum Bros. Zollie Douglas was born at Era 43 years ago. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. P. DOUGLAS of Era. About 15 years ago he married Miss RITA SKAGGS of Gainesville and four children were born, CHRISTINE, ZOLLIE Jr., RICHARD, and PEGGY. He is also survived by sisters and brothers, Miss DOROTHY DOUGLAS of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. L. R. MCKINNEY of Denton, W. L. DOUGLAS of Oklahoma City and JAMES DOUGLAS of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at the family residence on Hird St., this afternoon with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Christian Church, of which he was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: ED THOMPSON, LEON LIDDELL, F. J. CLEMENT, OVERTON CLACK and ORAL BLAKE. Arrangements by G. J. Carroll.

Tuesday, February 27, 1923
Undertaker Gibson reported the death of LEONARD DOZIER, age 15, which occurred at the home of his mother, Mrs. BEN NICKLE, of Warren’s Bend, last Saturday morning. The funeral was held at Callisburg Monday afternoon with Rev. CHISM officiating.

Saturday, August 25, 1923
Mrs. C. E. DOWNEY
Mrs. C. E. DOWNEY, age 18, died at the home of IKE MORRISON, four miles east of town, Saturday. She is survived by her husband and mother. They were making a crop on the Morrison farm. Funeral services will be held at the cemetery Sunday morning, arranged by S. W. Gibson.

Monday, January 5, 1920
One of the most deplorable accidents of recent date occurred on South Clement St. Sunday afternoon, when a team of mules ran away, causing the death of baby MARY DUGGER, 18 months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. DUGGER who reside on the BONNER place southwest of Gainesville. The father is seriously injured, being unconscious and Mrs. Dugger considerably bruised by being thrown from the wagon. The mules were frightened by an automobile, which ran up behind the wagon,… The dead and the injured were taken to the home of Mr. SELLERS and later taken to the home of J. W. WHITE of 1311 Gribble St., who is an uncle of Mrs. Dugger. Mr. and Mrs. Dugger had been visiting relatives here and were returning home when the accident occurred. Funeral services will be held from the White home on Gribble St., this afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. DENNIS, with interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Friday, November 7, 1924
Sister of Miss Nannie Lay Died
Mrs. M. W. DUNAGIN, age 22, of Fort Worth, sister of Miss NANNIE LAY of Gainesville who is deputy tax collector of Cooke County, died at her home in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon, following an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, a little daughter MARY ERLINE, age 7 months, a mother, sister and brother of Valley Mills, Texas, and sister Miss Nannie Lay of Gainesville.

Wednesday, August 15, 1923
Infant Child Died
CLARA BELLE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. DUNAVANT, died Wednesday morning at the home six miles east of Gainesville. The funeral was held this afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Smoot cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Wednesday, March 26, 1924
Mrs. JACK DUNCAN died Wednesday night of flu. She is survived by her husband and four small children, her mother Mrs. JEROME STARK of Waldo, Arkansas, a sister Miss AILEEN RAYEL of Haynesville, Louisiana, and father, R. W. RAYEL of Gainesville, all of whom were at the funeral held Friday afternoon at Marysville cemetery.

Thursday, March 11, 1920
Mrs. TINA DUNCAN, age 79, died at the home of her son, W. W. DUNCAN, one miles south of town, Wednesday night. Funeral services were held from the home conducted by Rev. FOUNT JONES. Burial in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.

Thursday, March 31, 1921
Word was received here of the death in Arizona of W. H. DUNHAM. He lived in Cooke county for a number of years, living near the site of Red River Bridge, moving to Arizona two years ago. Mr. Dunham was among the earliest settlers of Cooke County.

Tuesday, September 27, 1921
Miss GERTRUDE DUSTON
Miss GERTRUDE DUSTON, one of Gainesville’s most accomplished and charming young women, died early Tuesday morning after she suffered agony for several days, culmination of an illness of months past. LELA GERTRUDE DUSTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JEFF DUSTON, was 28 years old, born December 2, 1892 in Gainesville where she was reared and educated. Being a gifted musician, she improved herself by studying at Texas Christian University at Fort Worth and also in Chicago. At the time of her last illness, she was organist at Dixon St. Christian Church…Besides her parents, she is survived by brothers and sisters, STANLEY, ELSWORTH and JEFF Jr., Mrs. JOHN MANAHAN of Sherman, Mrs. HOUSTON MOORE and Miss RUTH DUSTON of Gainesville and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Dixon St. Christian Church, with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX officiating. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Active pallbearers: CONNOR BLAGG, BALLARD WATTS, BERT DAVIS, FELIX JOHNSON, Jr., GUY TURNER and A. H. MASSEY.

February 7, 1922
JAMES EAVENSON
JAMES C. EAVENSON, age 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. EAVENSON, residing on the BEATTIE ranch near the Santa Fe RR bridge north of Gainesville, died this morning. The funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in Red River cemetery. Directed by G. J. Carroll.

Tuesday, March 18, 1924
R. E. ECHOLS
Attorney GEORGE H. CULP of Gainesville received a telegram Monday night about the death of R. E. ECHOLS, who died in Oklahoma City Monday evening. Mr. Echols was well known here and the funeral will be held at McAlester Wednesday afternoon. He was former state corporation commissioner and died following a stroke of paralysis. He was author of much of the legislation now in effect dealing with public utilities in Oklahoma.

Friday, February 16, 1923
Mrs. M. J. ECKELBERGER
Mrs. M. J. ECKELBERGER, age 72, died at her home, one mile south of town, Thursday afternoon, of pneumonia. Mrs. Eckelberger was a resident of this county many years, during which time her husband was engaged in poultry and produce business in Gainesville. Her husband is quite low with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and three grown children, Mrs. J. M. COLLIER of Krum, HARRY of Fort Worth and JOHN W. ECKELBERGER of Oakland, California. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning in the First Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating, then the remains will be taken to Denton for burial. G. J. Carroll is in charge.

Tuesday, May 18, 1920
Mrs. ROY EDMISTON
Mrs. ROY EDMISTON, age 28, died this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. BOOTS, on North Grand Ave., following a lingering illness. She was born January 17, 1892, reared in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville high school in 1910. On April 29, 1911, she was married to Roy Edmiston, who survives here, with their daughters, EVELYN age 6 and KATHLEEN age 3. She is also survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. AB BOOTS; four sisters, Mrs. E. V. LESLEY Jr. of Wichita Falls, Mrs. MARVIN REYNOLDS of Laredo, Mrs. ROCHL WITT and Miss MILDRED BOOTS of Gainesville and a brother JIM BOOTS. Mrs. Edmiston was a member of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church, united with the church when she was 14 years old. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Boots at 219 North Grand Ave., Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. F. JONES officiating. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: WILLIAM HOBBS, BEN WITT, FAFE PIPER, JOHN COBBLE, TOM CHEANEY, LUTHER TURNER.

Wednesday, November 24, 1920
S. P. ECHOLS
S. P. ECHOLS, well known retired farmer of Sanger, died at his home there this morning. He is the father of Mrs. W. S. CLACK of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held from the family residence at Sanger Thursday afternoon, under auspices of Masonic lodge.

Wednesday, July 27, 1921
News of the death of CHARLES EDWARDS at Paradise on July 22 was received here today. Mr. Edwards will be remembered as an employee of the local telephone company some time ago.

Monday August 22, 1921
Nonagenarian Died at Marysville
Miss MARTH EDWARDS, age 90, died last night at Marysville. She had been a resident of Cooke County more than 50 years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. AMANDA MORRIS of Marysville; two nephews, JOE EDWARDS of Stratford, Oklahoma, and W. H. EDWARDS of Ada, Oklahoma; three nieces, Mrs. W. J. GARRETT, Mrs. BEN PRUITT and Mrs. JERRY HUFFAKER, all of Gainesville. The funeral will be held this afternoon at Marysville with Rev. L. P. DAVIDSON officiating. Burial will be there.

Thursday, June 26, 1924
Mrs. S. EDWARDS
Mrs. SARA M. EDWARDS, age 75, died at her home on 501 North Weaver Thursday morning. She is survived by two children, Mrs. C. M. ROBERTS of Gainesville and Dr. A. J. EDWARDS of Little Rock, Arkansas. Having lived in Gainesville the past thirty years, she was well known, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at the residence with Rev. W. B. ANDRESS officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Saturday, December 13, 1924
Mr. Egbert
Funeral services for WILLIAM A. EGBERT, age 64, who died at his home on East California, Friday evening, were held at the residence Saturday afternoon, with Rev. E. H. CRANDALL of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. J. FRANK MURRELL, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Egbert had been in ill health for several years and suffered a stroke of paralysis some days ago, never recovered from the attack. He is survived by his wife; two sons, HUGH EGBERT of Fort Worth and ED EGBERT of Gainesville; one brother JOHN EGBERT of Fort Worth; two stepbrothers, BEN P. and JAMES GARVEY of Gainesville. Mr. Egbert had been a long time resident of Gainesville, engaged in the grocery business many years, for a time on the east side of the courthouse square, and more recently on East California St. Following the funeral services, interment was in Fairview cemetery arranged by S. W. Gibson. Pallbearers: A. G. M. LAY, W. K. MIDDLETON, R. L. KENDALL, ED PEARCY, TOM EDLKINS, WILL HODGKINSON.

Monday, February 25, 1924
AUGUSTA ELKINS
A large crowd of friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. TOM B. ELKINS attended the funeral of their daughter, AUGUSTA ROSS ELKINS, which was held at the family residence on East California, St., Sunday afternoon. The little girl died Saturday morning following an operation for appendicitis. She is survived by her parents and several sisters. G. J. Carroll had charge.

Wednesday, November 5, 1924
The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ELKINS, residing two miles south of town, died at the family home today of diphtheria after an illness of eight days. The home is under quarantine due to another case of diphtheria. Circumstances necessitate a private funeral with interment at Fairview cemetery Thursday morning.

Monday, March 20, 1922
RAYMOND STANFILL, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. ELKINS, died at the family home, corner of Potter and Hancock St., Friday night. Funeral services were held at Era Saturday afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON officiating, arranged by G. J. Carroll.

Monday, September 29, 1924
Mrs. MATTIE ELLISON of 420 South Rusk St., left this morning for Crowell, Texas, in response to the message that her son, LOUIE ELLISON, is in a dying condition. Mrs. Ellison stated that her son had been in bad health the past seven months and had gone to New Mexico, hoping the climate conditions would be beneficial, but he grew worse and began traveling. He continued to grow worse upon reaching Crowell.

Monday, March 5, 1923
SAMUEL EMMERSON
SAMUEL EMMERSON, age 77, died at his home on Cummins St., Sunday afternoon, following an illness of several days of influenza. Thirty-five years ago, Mr. Emmerson moved from his home in Kentucky and located in Montague County, Texas. After residing there 15 years, he moved to Cooke County. He leaves eight grown children, W. W., FRED, LEO, CLYDE, Mrs. LUTHER SPOON, Mrs. WILL MORGAN, Mrs. ANNIE SMITH, all of Cooke County, and ELDRED WALDRON in Arkansas who was unable to attend the funeral. He was a brother-in-law of FRED, GEORGE, and HENRY FRASHER. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Monday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM officiating. S. W. Gibson made arrangements. His four sons, WILL MORGAN, and LUTHER SPOON were pallbearers.

Monday, May 30, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN ELDRIDGE lost their baby Thursday morning and burial took place at Sadler.

Monday, September 15, 1924
Muenster Man Found Dead
The body of FRANK ENDRESS, age 64, former prominent business man of Muenster, who retired to his farm west of Muenster several years ago, was found on the M.K.&T. railroad right of way, five miles west of Muenster Sunday afternoon. Heart failure was the cause of death, coroner J. W. MEURER stated. Mr. Endress had been hunting during the afternoon and a bird, which he had shot, was found clutched in his hand. The body was taken to Muenster and funeral services are to be held Tuesday morning in the Muenster Catholic Church with interment in the Muenster cemetery. Mr. Endress had been in business in Muenster for some years, retired in recent years and had been living on his farm near that place. He was a native of Wisconsin. Mr. Endress is survived by three daughters, Mrs. ALEX PULTE and Mrs. WALTER PULTE, both of whom west of this city, and Mrs. JOHN YOSTEN of Muenster; and two sons, ROY and W. H. ENDRESS, both of Muenster.

Friday, January 30, 1920
Mrs. CLYDE MATHERLY went to Valley View this afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. ENOS who died Thursday at her home at Crowell, Texas. Mrs. Enos was the mother of WYLIE ENOS and Mrs. JAMES MCCOLLUM of Valley View, and Mrs. IDA NEWMAN of Cleburne.

Tuesday, September 27, 1921
Undertaker Carroll reported the death of Mrs. LELIA EVANS, age 42, which occurred at her home north of Woodbine last Sunday night. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial in Nelson Grove cemetery.

Monday, January 14, 1924
Former Citizen of Marysville
W. A. ERWIN, about 70 years old, former well known resident of the Marysville community, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, LELAND E. ERWIN, on Red River St., Monday morning. He had been in ill health for some time and was staying in Gainesville to received medical treatment. Mr. Erwin had resided on a farm near Marysville for some twenty years, but a few years ago, he sold his place and bought a farm near Corpus Christi, going there with a view of benefiting his health. Recently he returned to Gainesville for treatment. S. W. Gibson had charge for burial and funeral cortege that will leave Gainesville Tuesday morning for Marysville. He is survived by his wife and two sons, LELAND and WALTER, who operate a candy factory in Gainesville, and Mrs. GILE DOTY of Marysville.

Wednesday, June 8, 1921
MARION ESTES, Confederate Veteran
MARION ‘ BOSE’ ESTES, age 77, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ANNA STANSBERRY on North Chesnutt St. Mr. Estes had lived in Gainesville at several occasions, his late residence here being about three years. He was born in Georgia in 1844 and served in the Confederate Army under Gen. Jackson. Five brothers also served and all of them were wounded in action. One brother died some years ago, but four survived the veteran who died in Gainesville. Mr. Estes is survived by his daughter Mrs. Stansberry; two sisters, Mrs. EDNA BAYS and Mrs. ALBERTA EASLEY of Springfield, Missouri; brothers, CICERO ESTES of Bebee, Oklahoma, NEWTON ESTES of Austin, Texas, JOEL ESTES of Springfield, Missouri, HALLIE ESTES of Lawton, Oklahoma. The oldest brother is nearly 90 years of age and the youngest is 76. Funeral services were held this afternoon from the home of Mrs. Stansberry with interment in Fairview cemetery. Rev. R. L. POWELL of the First Baptist Church officiated. G. J. Carroll made arrangements. The following Confederate veterans were pallbearers: J. P. HALL, R. H. ALWOOD, A. G. M. LAY, R. J. BROWN, Dr. GARRETT and J. R. MANAHAN.

Wednesday, May 28, 1924
Former Local Man Shot and Killed
JOHN W. ESTES, age 55, who for some years conducted a barber shop in Gainesville, was shot to death Tuesday night in the east end of the Westbrook Hotel lobby by JOHN T. HONEA, age 60, former sheriff of Tarrant County, according to news received here. After leaving here, Mr. Estes studied law and became a lawyer after serving several years as deputy sheriff in Fort Worth. He remained in Fort Worth for some time then moved to Los Angeles a year ago. From the Fort Worth Record Wednesday morning:
The shooting was the climax to a few low voiced words exchanged between the two men as they met opposite the telephone switchboard. Witness said Honea’s right hand was inside his coat front as he talked with Estes and none of the conversation was heard. Honea suddenly withdrew his hand, clutching a gun and fired three times,… one below Estes’ heart, one left temple, and the other wild. … Charge of murder against Honea… both men were living at the hotel, Honea more than 1 ½ years, Estes a few months. Mrs. Honea was in the lobby.
Friday, October 17, 1924
Fort Worth: Seven years in the state penitentiary is the penalty JOHN HONEA must pay for shooting and killing JOHN ESTES, Fort Worth attorney. Honea, a former sheriff of Tarrant County and ex-deputy U.S. marshal, had waited… defense attorneys said a motion for a new trial will be filed…

Saturday, May 20, 1922
Mrs. REBECCA ESTES
Mrs. REBECCA ESTES, age 74, died Friday night at the home of HILL CHRISTIAN in Rosston. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in Estes cemetery, arranged by G. J. Carroll. Mrs. Estes was one of the pioneer citizens of Cooke County.

Saturday, June 16, 1923
JOSEPH EVANS
JOSEPH EVANS, age 33, died at the home of his mother, 7 ½ miles southeast of Gainesville Friday morning, after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral was held this morning at Fairview cemetery with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating. Evans is survived by his mother, two brothers and one sisters. S. W. Gibson had charge.