Gainesville Daily Register
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
Thursday Afternoon, January 3, 1935
Many Marriage Papers Issued in Marietta
Marietta, Okla., Jan. 3: 15 marriage licenses were issued to:
RICHARD MORRIS and Miss ZELMA WINFIELD of Fort Worth.
A.P. MCFADGEN of New York and Mrs. GERALDINE RUCKER of Dallas.
A.W. EVERETT and Miss FLORENCE WALKER of Tulsa.
EDWARD HUDDLESTON and Miss PAULINE KELER of Marietta.
LOUIS HARDESON and Miss EDITH PACE of Sanger, Texas.
E. L. BRIGHT and Miss ADESSA LAMBERT of Marietta.
RICHARD WITHROW of Terrell, Texas and Miss VERTA BERRYHILL of Gainesville.
MARSHALL P. POINTER and Miss LULA SYKES of Paris, Texas.
GEORGE E. WESTBROOK and Miss ALMA M. HEDRICK of Marietta.
E. GONSALES and Miss T. RIVERIA of Fort Worth.
ROBERT C. SMITH and Miss MARGIE KATE MAHONEYU of Dallas.
HAROLD PITTS and Miss ALEXINE RANKIN of Dallas.
STEPHEN LUKAS and Miss LEAH SARTAIN of Oklahoma City.
JOE HOOSER of Seymour, Texas, and Miss WINNIE JULIA SIDDENS of Weinert, Texas.
JOHN LEE POWELL and Miss ANNA MAE LEE of Denton.
MILES F. STANLEY and Miss CHARLIE BELLE RODGERS of Fort Worth.
GUY C. BURTON and Miss ZELLA PARKER of Fort Worth.
ALFRED WOODS and Miss VERA BERNICE MONTGOMERY of Davis, Okla.
JEFFERSON F. CANNON
Saint Jo, Jan. 3: Funeral services for JEFFERSON F. CANNON, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. CANNON, who died at his parents’ home ten miles northeast of Saint Jo Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Coker cemetery with Rev. G. E. STONE of Nocona officiating, arranged by Scott Bros. funeral home. Mr. Cannon was born Jan. 27, 1912 near Marysville. He had been ill for five days with pneumonia. He was a member of the Methodist church. Besides his parents, he is survived by seven brothers, W. A. CANNON of Skidmore, J. GUY, C. W. , SAM W., CLAIPH, CLAUDE C., and ALEX, all of Saint Jo; and three sisters, Mrs. MINNIE GLAKELY, Mrs. LEILA IVINS and Mrs. PEARL SAMPLES of Saint Jo.
Former Citizens Are Visitors Here
Mrs. HENRY NASH and Mrs. OLIVER WEATHERWAX of Los Angeles, California, are guests this week of their cousin, Mrs. SID HORN of 203 South Grand Ave. Mmes. Nash and Weatherwax were reared in Gainesville and are the former Misses BERTA and BESSIE LEE HAYS, daughters of the late ALLEN HASY of Gainesville. They have been away 26 years and this is the first visit since leaving. They are also cousins of R. A. and P. O. HAYS of Gainesville and Mrs. C. R. PEARMAN of Denton.
Gainesville Weekly Register
Jan. 3, 1935
DAVE R. GILBERT
Funeral services for DAVE R. GILBERT, 72, who died at his home three miles southeast of town Wednesday, were held at the residence Thursday afternoon. Rev. M. L. HAMILTON, pastor of Whaley Memorial Methodist Church of which Mr. Gilbert was a member, and Rev. E. H. MOSELEY of the Southern Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was in Redmen cemetery, southeast of Gainesville directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. Mrs. Gilbert is survived by his widow, a brother L. C. GILBERT and four sisters, Mmes ONIE CATES of Garden City, MATTIE MULLENS of Frederick, Okla., L. B. JONES and J. W. DICKINSON of Gainesville. Mr. Gilbert was born April 10, 1862 in Wichita County (no state given) and came to Texas as a youth. He married Miss TINNIE NORTON 27 years ago and was in farming.
KATHRYN JANE MOWERY
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MOWERY received information of the death of their granddaughter, KATHERYN JANE MOWERY, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RAY MOWERY of Richmond, California, formerly of Gainesville, which occurred Wednesday morning at the home of the parents. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Sunset Hill cemetery at Richmond, Cal. She is survived by her parents, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. S. ASTON of Valley View.
Mrs. MINNIE LITTLE
Funeral services for Mrs. MINNIE LITTLE, who died at her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Thursday morning, were held at the grave in Fairview cemetery here Friday afternoon arranged by Harvey Bros. of Ardmore. Mrs. Little is survived by her husband, W. E. LITTLE, a daughter FREDA, and son J. D. LITTLE. She was a sister of JESS FINDLEY of Gainesville. The family formerly lived at Gainesville, Mr. Little being an auto mechanic.
The 20 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. HOLLOWAY of Marietta, Oklahoma, died in a Gainesville sanitarium Friday morning following a brief illness. L. T. Burton funeral home of Marietta has charge.
Mrs. MATTIE M. EVANS
St. Jo, Dec. 29: Mrs. MATTIE M. EVANS, 92, oldest citizen of St. Jo, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. W. KENNEDY Thursday morning and funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon, Elder JOHN T. LAUDERDALE officiated. Interment was in Mountain Park cemetery arranged by C. H. Dunbar. Pallbearers were five grandsons, CUSTER EVANS, GLENN EVANS, ALTON MOORE, A. C. KENNEDY, and C. T. AARON Jr., and a nephew EVANS AUSTIN. Mrs. Evans is survived by three sons, C. E. EVANS of Henrietta, FRANK O. EVANS of Fort Worth, W. C. EVANS of St. Jo, and two daughters, Mrs. J. W. KENNEDY of St. Jo and Mrs. D. E. TELLER of Fresno, California; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Evans was born Dec. 24, 1842 in Mississippi and was married to Mr. Evans in 1868...lived in Montague County since 1892 and was a member of the Church of Christ.
HOWARD DAVID GRIFFIN
St. Jo, Dec. 29: HOWARD DAVID GRIFFIN, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. GRIFFIN, died in Bradford Memorial Hospital at Dallas, Thursday, and funeral services were held in Hardy Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. D. H. KIRKPATRICK of the St. Jo Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was in Hardy cemetery directed by C. H. Dunbar. The baby is survived by his parents, who reside in Dallas, a sister PEGGY JEAN, three brothers, L. C., MILLARD and GILBERT, and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. R. GRIFFIN of Freemound. The baby was born Oct. 16 at Freemound.
DEWEY EDWARD LLOYD
Funeral services for DEWEY EDWARD LLOYD, 21 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. M., P. LLOYD, who reside four miles east of town, who died Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at the family home, with Rev. C. M. THOMAS officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove cemetery arranged by G. J. Carroll & Son. He was born April 14, 1933 and is survived by his parents, two sisters and brothers, and grandfather J. C. LLOYD.
Mrs. R. C. COMPTON
Funeral services for Mrs. R. C. COMPTON, 73, who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. A. O. CLACK here Wednesday morning, will be Thursday afternoon at the home of another daughter Mrs. C. A. WILSON at Whitewright. Interment will be in Whitewright cemetery directed by Waldo Mortuary. Mrs. Compton had made her home with her daughter Mrs. Clack for the past three years, coming here from Dallas. She had been ill several weeks. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clack, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. C. H. TOWNSLEY of Dallas and a son J. B. COMPTON of Dallas.
St. Jo, Dec. 28: Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN CALLOWAY are visiting relatives in Dallas.
Mrs. S. N. BATEMAN and son GLEN of Gainesville visited her daughter Mrs. ELVIS LAWSON and family.
Mrs. J. M. MCGRADY spent the holiday with her mother Mrs. J. E. MARTIN at Floresville.
Miss THELMA ALDRIDGE of Verden is a guest of her sister Miss MAXINE ALDRIDGE.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ROGERS are their children: Mr. and Mrs. R. W. ROGERS of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. H. MYERS of Olney, Mr. and Mrs. DAVE MCCURDY of Plainview, Mr. and Mrs. KING ROGERS and baby KATHRYN of Lafayette, Louisiana, and GEORGE ROGERS Jr. of San Juan.
Miss MABLE RUTH DAVIS and Miss MARY COLE of Dallas are visiting Miss Davis’ parents Mr. and Mrs. G. C. DAVIS.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MCGREGOR are their children, Miss LOIS MCGREGOR who is teaching in Marlow, Okla., Miss YVONNE MCGREGOR who is a student at Hardin College in Searcy, Arkansas, DOYLE MCGREGOR of Chicago, Illinois, and a friend Miss JUANITA RHODES also of Searcy, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER HOOVER, Mr. and Mrs. JIM COLLIER, GEORGE PEERY, and ROY PEERY were in Fort Worth to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, HERBERT S. GRAVES.
LUTHER and HENRY LEE DAVIS of Austin and Miss MARY DAVIS of Gainesville visited their mother Mrs. ROSA DAVIS.
Guests of Mrs. S. H. MOORE are her children, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. FURLOW and family of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. DON HARRIS of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. STRICKLAND of Duncan, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. ROY HUNDLEY of Dallas and WILSON MOORE of Arlington.
Mr. and Mrs. CLEM C. LANIER Jr. are visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LANIER at Big Sandy.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. YARBROUGH and children MIRIAM and JOHN DORT were guests of Mr. and Mrs. K. R. DORT and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. CRUMP and Mrs. BILL CRUMP drove to Fort Worth to visit Mr. and Mrs. JASPER CRUMP.
Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BRUMBAUGH and sons A. J. and RONALD of Fort Worth are guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. P. AUSTIN.
ROBERT HULL KIRKPATRICK of Baytown, son of Rev. and Mrs. D. H. KIRKPATRICK, is here to visit them.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. HOLMS and son J. C. Jr. were guests of her mother Mrs. WILL GUTHRIE at Electra.
Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND HEMPHILL and daughter FRANCES of Quanah visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. M. A. HEMPHILL and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. DAVIS.
Mrs. LORETTA STEPHENSON of Dallas and her brother J. H. MILLIKINS also of Dallas, were guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. D. E. MILLIKIN.
Mrs. J. E. SMITH and daughter Miss CHRISTINE of Denton are guest of her daughter Mrs. R. W. DONNELL and family.
EDWIN FULTON, who spent Christmas with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. E. BELLAH, returned home to Amarillo, accompanied by his cousin MARGARET GILES who will visit there.
SPENCER BRUGGEMEYER of Leon, Oklahoma, is a guest of his aunt, Mrs. H. L. DENNIS.
Thursday, January 10, 1935
JEFFERSON F. CANNON
St. Jo, Jan. 3: Funeral services for JEFFERSON FRANKLIN CANNON, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. CANNON, who died at his parents’ home 10 miles northeast of St. Jo Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Coker cemetery directed by Scott Bros. Mr. Cannon was born Jan. 27, 1912 near Marysville. He had been ill for past five days with pneumonia. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by seven brothers, W. S. CANNON of Skidmore, J. GUY, O. W. , SAM W., CALIPH, CLAUDE C. and ALEXA all of near St. Jo, three sisters, Mrs. MINNIE GLAKELY, Mrs. LEILA IVINS and Mrs. PEARL SAMPLES of St. Jo.
JOHN W. PAUL
JOHN W. PAUL, 72, for 48 years a resident of Gainesville, and engaged in the cement contracting business before illness caused his retirement, died at his home 183 South Clements St. Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, Rev. M. L. HAMILTON, pastor, officiating with interment at Fairview cemetery directed by Brooks Powell Mortuary. Pallbearers: C. M. STEWART, ALVIN ROBINSON, R. L. KENDALL, WILLIAM PITMAN, PAUL HUGON, and JOHN REED. Mr. Paul is survived by two daughters, Mrs. CARRIE L. SHACKLETT of Denver, Colorado, and Miss FRANCES PAUL of Gainesville; three sons, WYATT M. PAUL of Gainesville, J. H. PAUL of Gainesville, and WELDON B. PAUL of Clovis, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. KATE COOPER of San Antonio and Mrs. J. A. COURSEY of Gainesville, and three brothers, C. E. PAUL of Wichita Falls, R. V. and G. B. PAUL of Gainesville. Born in Berksville, Kentucky, March 30, 1863, he was a son of WILLIAM ARCHER and HARRIET HUNTER PAUL. He came to Texas and Cooke County in 1881 and was married to Miss FANNIE CADLE Nov. 27, 1891 in Cooke Co.
Mrs. A. J. STANSBURY
Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. STANSBURY, 66, who died at her home on East Broadway Monday morning, were held in Grand Ave. Baptist Church of which she was a member, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W. E. HAND, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery at Valley View arranged by G. J. Carroll & Son. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. S. H. MINNIS, Mrs. CHARLES STACKS and Mrs. MARY FRANKS, and a son JACK STANSBURY all of Gainesville. A native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mrs. Stansbury came to Cooke County 35 years ago and resided at Valley View before coming to Gainesville.
Funeral services for WILLIAM BATTENFIELD, who died at his home in Mineral Wells Sunday morning, were held Tuesday morning in the chapel of G. J. Carroll & Son Mortuary, with J. H. CHISM officiating. Interment was in Barnhart cemetery. The body was brought from Mineral Wells Tuesday. Mr. Battenfield is a former resident of Gainesville. Surviving is a son WILLIAM BATTENFIELD Jr. of Amarillo.
KATHELLEN JUNE MABRY
Funeral services for Kathellen June Mabry, 19 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. MABRY, who died at the family home 506 Gladys St. early Sunday morning after an extended illness, were held Sunday afternoon at the residence with LOGAN BUCHANAN of the Broadway Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. Pallbearers: CLIFFORD MCBURNETT, CAGE WILSON, MARVIN SPEER, and MONTE MABRY. She is survived by her parents, two sisters and a brother; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL SMITH of Thackerville, Okla. And Mrs. T. C. MABRY of Gainesville.
FRANK G. TOHMS
Funeral services for FRANK G. TOHMS, who died suddenly at his home at Dallas Saturday, were held Monday afternoon there. Mr. Tohms, who was a painter, was found dead in a chair in the living room of the home….He had been a resident of Dallas for 30 years. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss HELEN CASTOR of the Well Ridge community in Cooke County; two daughters Miss EMMA BELLE TOHMS of Dallas and Miss KATHLEEN TOHMS of Alton, Illinois, a son PAUL A. TOHMS of Dallas, and a sister Miss EMMA TOHMS of Arcola, Illinois.
Rev. H. B. SINGLETON
Funeral services for Rev. H. B. SINGLETON, 47, who died at his home in Denton late Monday after an illness of several months, will be held Wednesday afternoon in the First Baptist Church with Rev. F. A. TIPPEN of Whitesboro and Rev. W. E. HAND of Gainesville officiating. Rev. Singleton had resided in Denton County about six years and was former pastor of the Plainview Baptist Church. He had occupied the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Denton for two years. Surviving are his wife and two young children, JAMES and DOROTHY MAE.
LOUIE REICHLE, 65 years old, died at his home 12 miles southeast of town. Funeral services are pending with communication from relatives in Colorado. Arrangements are by G. J. Carroll & Son. Surviving are his wife and several children. From a later obit: Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Methodist Church at Valley View with Rev. R. E. PORTER officiating and interment at the Masonic cemetery Valley View. Mr. Reichle is survived by his wife, Mrs. BERTHA REICHLE; nine children, Louis Jr. of Marlin, ALBERT of Era, CHRIS of Lubbock, ROBERT of Pilot Point, WILLIE, HENRY, GEORGE all of Colorado Springs, Colorado, CLARENCE and KATHERINE of the family home.
St. Jo, Jan. 4: Mr. and Mrs. IRA OWENS of Dallas visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN OWENS.
Miss KATHERINE DAVIS left for Weatherford where she is a teacher in the K. P. Orphanage.
R. SAMPSON returned from a visit with his sons R. E. and W. E. SAMPSON and families at Houston.
Mrs. LESTER TURNER and small daughter DESSA JO of Amarillo visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HAGGAN.
Miss RUTH BELLAH returned to Denton after visiting her father J. D. BELLAH.
Mr. and Mrs. MONROE MILLIKIN and daughter CHARLOTTE of Fort Worth visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. D. E. MILLIKIN.
Mrs. HARRY HUNDLEY and children visited her mother Mrs. J. W. WEATHERFORD at Bowie.
Students returning to colleges: Miss DOROTHY BUCK and JAMES EMBRY Jr. to N. T. S. T. C. at Denton; TOMMY Aldridge at A. & M. at Stillwater, Okla., Miss CHARLOTTE ROACH at Abilene, Miss ARTIE FAE BROWN at Trenton, DAVIS and PAUL BROWN at Lubbock, MAX and DELBERT GRANT at O.U. at Norman, Okla.
Dr. and Mrs. JOHN R. SHAWVER, who have resided at St. Jo the past 18 months, moved to Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Shawver will be associated with the Veterans Hospital there.
JAMES LAUDERDALE Jr., who has been working at Lubbock, returned to St. Jo.
CHARLES A. HARRIS of Plainview visited his father W. A. HARRIS and family.
Mrs. L. POYNTER of Kansas City visited her mother Mrs. J. W. KENNEDY.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. PAYNE and children of Denison are guests of her mother Mrs. JESSIE MATTHEWS.
LUTHER SLAUGHTER visited his mother Mrs. J. P. SLAUGHTER at a Gainesville hospital.
Miss ARCHIE LOU PORTER of Bellevue visited her aunt Mrs. CLIFFORD WARE.
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. COCHRAN returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. T. H. GRISHAM of Ranger. Mrs. Cochran and Mrs. Grisham are sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BOYD and family visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. T. BOYD.
Mr. and Mrs. CLINTON MITCHELL visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. M. BECKNER at Crandall.
Miss SANA(?) MEADOR, teacher in Florida university, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. D. MEADOR.
Mr. and Mrs. TONY ROLING of Olney visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. SAM ERWIN.
Miss MARY NELL HOLMES of Fort Worth visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN W. HOLMES.
Mrs. MELVIN MADDOX and son MELVIN visited her brother F. L. BOONE and family at Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. PRESTON and children of Cyril, Okla., visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. OTHO CONNEIL / CONNELL.
Miss MILDRED MAE WILSON visited a friend Miss PAULINE BOYD at Tipton, Okla.
Guests of Miss LILLIE CHAUNCEY were her sisters Mrs. JAP COURSEY of Hollis, Okla., and Mrs. ARTHUR LITTELL of Texhoma.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. AARON and sons of Portales, N. M. and A. C. KENNEDY of Baird visited their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. KENNEDY.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL WHATLEY of Vernon visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. B. DAVIS.
Mrs. CLEM LANIER Jr. and cousin WILLIAM PURYEAR went to Nocona.
ROBERT R. WARD and Miss PATSY RUTH PATTON of Dallas.
ROBERT B. MCCLURE or Morgan and Miss CHRISTINE FEWELL of Hico.
JOHN C. LOYD and Mrs. PEARL C. CUNNINGHAM of Gainesville.
J. E. MORRIS and Miss EFFIE MAE EARNHART of Whitesboro.
D. B. DOLLAR and Mrs. LUCILLE MASON of Gainesville.
CLYDE C. GILLISPIE and Miss KATHLEE BENSON of Oklahoma City.
E. H. BENTLEY of Era and Mrs. BERTHA BOONE of Gainesville.
Gainesville Daily Register
Friday, January 11, 1935
St. Jo, Jan. 11: Miss ERVINE JOHNSON of Fairview, Okla. And HARDY FRANKLIN of this city were married at Oklahoma City Dec. 28. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EWIN JOHNSON of Fairview, was born and reared in St. Jo, class of St. Jo high school of 1924 and received her degree from the college at Edmond, Okla. She is teaching in Fairview where her family moved some time ago. Mr. Franklin, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. FRANKLIN of St. Jo, was graduated in 1923 from St. Jo high school, ex-student at North Texas State College at Denton, was with the Gainesville National Bank, then returned here to manage the Franklin livestock farms.
St. Jo, Jan. 11: W. L. ‘UNCLE BILL’ SCOTT quietly celebrated his 80th birthday Dec. 28 with Mrs. Scott and his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. SCOTT Jr. Mr. Scott was born at Marlin Dec. 28, 1854 and came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. SCOTT, to St. Jo in 1873 where his father established a store. On Jan. 6, 1875 he married Miss VICTORIA SMITH of Ennis and moved to Bonham, later to Sherman and came here in 1890 where he and a brother, W. E. SCOTT, established Scott Bros. Furniture and Undertaking Parlor. In 1911 their store was destroyed by fire, then they purchased and remodeled the building on the northwest corner of the square. In 1927, the elder Scott brothers retired and W. L. SCOTT Jr. and his brother W. E. SCOTT Jr. assumed active management of the store. On Jan. 6, Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT were at home to relatives to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary.
WELDON CHISM and Miss PAULINE KINDIGER of Rosston.
MARION CALLIS and Mrs. ALICE TYNER of Dougherty, Okla.
Filed: VIRGINIA CRUMP vs. JOHN CRUMP, divorce.
Divorce granted: B. H. SCHUMACHER vs. EDITH SCHUMACHER; VIOLA CLIFTON vs. HERMAN CLIFTON.
Denison, Jan. 11: Mrs. RUTH COPELAND, 24, died in a Denison hospital last night a few minutes after she was found at her home with a bullet wound in her head, a pistol near by. Her uncle, LEE FOSTER, died at Sherman late yesterday afternoon and double funeral services were arranged for tomorrow at Sherman.
Thursday, January 17, 1935
Thackerville, Jan. 9: R. R. WALCOTT of Sherman moved here with his family and has taken over the Magnolia filling station at the east end of the city on Highway 5. The station was formerly operated by ROY RICH and is owned by Mrs. W. N. WELLS.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. HANNAH announced the marriage of their daughter KATHLEEN to LEWIS CHILDERS, which took place Dec. 31 at Madill, Okla. With Rev. PIGG officiating. Accompanying the couple were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. MONCRIEF, Miss DAISY STONE and JACK MARCEN. The bride was born and reared at Whiteboro, class of 1934. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. CHILDERS of Hugo, Okla., and a graduate of the school there.
St. Jo, Jan. 11: Mrs. J. H. PHILLIPS and daughter SHIRLEY ANN visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. E. JOHNSON at Montague.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. POWELL and family were guests of his parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM POWELL at Nocona.
Miss IONA WILLIAMSON of Addington, Okla., is a guest of Miss EDITH HARE.
Miss ALTHEA MURRY of Sadler visited her cousin, Miss MARY LEE REDMAN.
JACK RAYMOND of Tulia is visiting relatives, Rev. and Mrs. JOHN RAYMOND.
WILL DOWD had an operation at Sherman hospital.
W. H. PURYEAR and son WILLIAM Jr. were at Gainesville.
Mrs. MATTIE BYERS of Stamford is a guest of Mrs. J. M. COCHRAN.
TOM HARE was called to Amarillo by the tragic death of his sister Mrs. GEORGE HAMLIN of that city, who was found murdered in her home early Saturday morning. Her husband confessed to the crime.
CHARLES VARNEY and son PAUL and sister Mrs. B. B. DAVIS went to Sherman to see Mrs. VARNEY, a patient in the Sherman hospital.
Mrs. P. E. REDMAN, Mrs. JESSE GORDON and son JACKIE, were in Denison. They were accompanied home by Mrs. J. L. GILES of Denison who will visit here.
Miss AUMILDA WILKERSON visited relatives at Muleshoe.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. HAM and son C. C. Jr. of Turkey visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. A. DOWD.
Dr. DABING and family are moved from Krum to St. Jo, residing on West Howell street.
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. BUCK of Nocona and Mrs. CLAUDE FLETCHER of Buffalo Springs are visiting their mother Mrs. J. M. BUCK.
Mrs. J. L. WEBB of Nocona visited her daughters Mrs. T. M. COLLIER, Mrs. I. F. COLIER and Mrs. W. T. DAVIS.
Mrs. GEORGE MURRELL
Mrs. GEORGE MURRELL, sister of the late J. C. MURRELL of Gainesville, died at her home in Dorchester, Grayson County, Thursday. Funeral services will be held Friday at the residence with burial at Dorchester. Mr. and Mrs. ALEX MURRELL will attend. Mrs. Murrell was the mother of VAL H. MURRELL, banker at Shreveport, Louisiana, who is well known here, and of Mrs. WILLIAM TOBLERT of Sherman, who was reared in the home of J. C. MURRELL here. From a later obit: Mrs. PRUDENCE M. MURRELL, 79, pioneer of Grayson County,… interment at West Hill cemetery at Sherman. She was a sister-in-law of the late JESSE MURRELL of Gainesville and sister-in-law of Mrs. S. E. COLLUMS of Dexter. She is survived by nine children, Mrs. MAY BIRDWELL, A. C. and J. C. MURRELL of Walnut Bend; Mrs. WILLIAM TOLBERT and Mrs. J. H. GRAHAM of Sherman, VAL H. MURRELL of Shreveport, La., R. E. MURRELL of Fort Worth, GEORGE C. MURRELL of Colfax, Louisiana, and MRS. C. C. THOMPSON of Stonewall, Okla., a brother A. E. MUNDAY of Madill, Okla., 21 grandchildren, … (cut off)… married GEORGE A. MURRELL. They lived at Dexter more than 40 years, later moved to Dorchester where he died in 1917. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years….
F. W. GORDON
Mrs. C. M. STEWART received news about the death of her brother-in-law, F. W. GORDON, at his home in Miami, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday in Pampa. Besides his widow, he is survived by three children, F. W. GORDON Jr. of Miami, Mrs. OLIVIA HAMLIN of Vernon, and Mrs. RETA MAE SKELTON of Clarendon. Mr. Gordon was a former resident of the Spring Creek community, moving away several years ago.
Mrs. SAM B. LONG
Funeral services for Mrs. SAM B. LONG, 63, who died suddenly Tuesday of a heart attack at the home of a daughter Mrs. AUBREY PRESLEY at Erick, Oklahoma, were held Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. Rev. W. F. FERGUSON, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery. Mrs. Long is survived by her father, Rev. W. A. MANSFIELD of Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters Mrs. PRESLEY of Erick, Okla., Mrs. CLYDE KINEALD of Houma, Louisiana, and Mrs. RICHARD ROBB of Brownsfield, Texas, four grandchildren and several half-brothers and half-sisters. Mrs. Long was born April 14, 1871 in Kentucky and came to Texas when quite small. On Nov. 19, 1891 she married the late Sam B. Long at Era. The family moved to Gainesville about 30 years ago, and she lived here ever since, her husband died 2 years ago.
Mrs. MINNIE CURTIS
Funeral services for Mrs. MINNIE CURTIS, 52 who died at her home 5 miles south of Gainesville Tuesday, were held at the residence Thursday afternoon with Rev. C. A. WOODS officiating. Interment was in the New Hope cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. From a later obit: Mrs. Curtis died at the Friendship community… Pallbearers: J. S. CLACK, LEWIS PLUMLEE, R. J. WEATHERMAN, J. H. CAIN, G. W. BURCH and Mr. STEVENS, Surviving are her parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM SHOTWELL, husband A. G. CURTIS; five daughters, Mesdames DORA MAE AUTRY, BEATRICE FULLER and Miss IRIS DEAN CURITS of Gainesville; Mrs. NETTIE BRUCK of Fort Worth and Mrs. GREATHED SIMS of Denison; and four sons, LESLEY and WESLEY of Los Angeles, Calif, BOYD CURTIS of Fort Worth and JOHN CURTIS, and a sister, Miss CLARA SHOTWELL of Gainesville.
Gainesville Weekly Register
Thursday, January 17, 1935
JOHN FRANKLIN STEPHENS
Valley View, Jan. 16: Funeral services for John Franklin Stephens, 73, who died at his home Sunday here, were held at the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon, Rev. R. E. MILAM, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. C. L. MILLER. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery arranged by J. L. LEAZER. Pallbearers: J. B. MOSS, ED LEACH, HENRY MASTEN, CASS MCUISTION, JIM DAYTON and C. P. WARD. Mr. Stephens is survived by his widow; four sons, WILBUR STEPHENS of Hachita, N. M., RALPH STEPHENS of Oklahoma, DON and FRANK STEPHENS of Valley View; two daughters Mrs. ROY LEACH and Mrs. BONNIE MCCOLLUM of Valley View; several grandchildren; a brother S. A. STEPHENS of Mission and a sister Mrs. CHARLES WHITE of Greenville. Mr. Stephens was born Oct. 4, 1861 in Jackson, Mississippi and came to Texas with his parents while a small boy. He married Miss LEBO ODEN in 1885. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and Baptist Church and was a retired merchant.
GEORGE MAX SUDDUTH
Whitesboro, Jan. 16: Funeral services for GEORGE MAX SUDDUTH, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. SUDDUTH Jr., were held Sunday afternoon at the home of the parents on East Main. The child died at the Sherman hospital of pneumonia, having been stricken Friday. Services were conducted by Rev. L. D. SHAWVER, Methodist minister. Pallbearers were relatives, MYERS and JACK SUDDUTH, MARK MOLTON and GENE STURGIS of Dallas. Burial at Oakland cemetery arranged by G. T. Summy, funeral director.
Mrs. M. E. HICKS
Whitesboro, Jan. 16: Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZABETH HICKS, 85, were held Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. BRASWELL, at Gordonville, 15 miles north of here. She was born May 3, 1849 at Abernathy, Alabama and moved to Grayson county 30 years ago where she has lived continuously. J. P. SANDERS, minister in the Walnut St. Church of Christ, conducted funeral services with interment at Gordonville cemetery. Survivors are Mrs. ALLIE CROW Sadler, Mrs. ALLIE KNIGHT HOLLIDAY, M. C. HICKS of Sherman, and Mrs. Braswell, 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
BOBBY J. STINNETT
Bobby J. Stinnett, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. HOLLY STINNETT, was born Sunday night and died Monday night. Burial was Tuesday morning in the Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. The child is survived by his parents, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WOOTEN and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. STINNETT.
Mrs. MATALINE GIRAUDIN
Mrs. MATALINE GIRAUDIN 79, a native of Italy, passed away at her home, 1705 East California, Thursday. Funeral services were held at the residence Friday with Rec. C. M. THOMAS, Baptist minister, officiating, interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. Mrs. Giraudin is survived by her husband, JOHN G. GIRAUDIN, a daughter Mrs. J. A. PATTERSON, and a son PAUL GIRAUDIN, and several grandchildren.
JOHN H. SPARKMAN
The body of JOHN H. SPARKMAN, 80, formerly of Era, who died at his home at Harlingen, Texas, Friday, will arrive to be taken to the home of his sister Mrs. J. K. P. DOUGLAS of 723 South Dixon. Funeral services will be Monday in the Christian Church at Era and burial in Era cemetery. He is survived by his widow; a son B. C. SPARKMAN of San Francisco, Calif.; five daughters, Mesdames R. C. BELL of Nashville, B. F. RHODES of Search, Ark., LEE STINKER of Wichita Falls, NANNIE CUNNINGHAM of Bryan and BRADY KELLY of Harlingen, and a sister Mrs. J. K. P. DOUGLAS of Gainesville. Mr. Sparkman was born near McMinnville, Warren Co., Tennessee. He came to Cooke County more than 60 years ago, living at Era until he moved to Harlingen.
HOMER RAY BOYD
St. Jo, Jan. 11: Funeral services were held for HOMER RAY BOYD, 22, who died of pneumonia at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT T. BOYD, Thursday, were held this afternoon at the Methodist Church. Rev. J. M. COCHRAN, pastor, officiated, with interment at Mountain Park cemetery, directed by C. H. Dunbar. Pallbearers: T. J. PARKS, ALTON TRAMMEL, JOHN TUCKER, ELBERT THOMPSON, O’DAVIS DONNELL and THURMAN HEMPHILL. Surviving are his parents, a sister Mrs. OSCAR HURLEY of Slaton; five brothers, CHARLES of Slaton, ERNEL, PAUL, HERSCHEL, and GARLAND of St. Jo. He was born May 21, 1912 in the Gladys community, six miles south of St. Jo, and moved here with his parents nine years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dallas for FRANK LOWEWALD, Jr., 59, of 5719 Marquita ST., who died Wednesday at St. Paul hospital of a bullet wound received Dec. 22 when his pistol was accidentally discharged. Rev. Father Diamond officiated and burial was at Calvary Hill cemetery. People from Gainesville, Lindsay, and Muenster attended the funeral for Mr. Loerwald, formerly of the Lindsay community where his father, brothers and sister still live. … He is survived by his widow; three sons, JOHN, LEONARD and RICHARD; three daughters MARIE LOUISE, MARTHA LEE and VIRGINIA, of Dallas; his father FRANK LOERWALD Sr. of Lindsay; four brothers, JOE of Hereford, CHARLES, … (cut off).
Gainesville Daily Register
Wednesday, January 23, 1935
Accidentally Slain Here
Night patrolman CHARLES TUNE, 54, was shot fatally about 2:30 Wednesday morning when a gun in the hands of night patrolman HERMAN BAILEY was accidentally discharged, the bullet striking Tune under the heart. Immediately after the accident, patrolman WALTER COX, companion of Bailey and Tune, summoned an ambulance, taking Tune to the Gainesville Sanitarium, dying before reaching the operating room….
Thursday, January 24, 1935
Mrs. WINNIE C. CUNNINGHAM
Mrs. WINNIE / WILLIE (both names used) CUNNINGHAM, 55, prominent Cooke County education for many years, died at the home of CLAY NEWTON on 208 South Grand Ave., Thursday, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church at Valley View Friday afternoon and burial at the Masonic cemetery there, arranged by J. L. Leazer. Mrs. Cunningham is survived by a daughter Miss PAULINE CUNNINGHAM, a son WILLIAM ALFRED CUNNINGHAM of Banning, California; and six sisters, Mesdames KATHLEEN LINDSAY of Pauls Valley, Okla., N. L. HALE of Davis, Okla., R. M. WHALEY at Centerville, N. M., T. H. JACKSON of Waco, SAM GUNTER of Sivells Bend, and J. W. POLICY of Waco. Mrs. Cunningham was born Aug. 1, 1879 at Sivells Bend, daughter of E. G. and EMMALINE GIDDENS. She married the late Dr. C. W. CUNNINGHAM of Valley View, and made her home there many years. For 15 years she was a teacher in public schools of Cooke County and was a candidate for county superintendent. While residing in Gainesville, she was a member of the Little Theatre and the Presbyterian Church at Valley View.
GEORGE W. LILE
Funeral services for GEORGE W. LILE, 74, who died at his home in the Coesfield community Wednesday, were held Thursday at the Hibbitt cemetery with Rev. W. E. MOORE officiating. Surviving Mr. Lile are his widow; three sons , CLAUDE, AUSTIN, and ALFRED, and one daughter Mrs. DELLY GIBSON. Mr. Lile was born Nov. 7, 1860 in Missouri.
Funeral services for DOOLEY MILLER, 41, who died Wednesday in his room at the Lindsay Hotel, were held Thursday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROSS MILLER of North Grand Ave. Rev. J. A. OLD of the First Methodist Church officiated with burial at Fairview cemetery, arranged by G. J. Carroll & Son. Mr. Miller was born Nov. 17, 1883 in this county. He lived here most of his life, employed from time to time as night clerk at the Lindsay and Turner hotels. He had been unemployed for some time but paid regular visits to W. A. GILBERT, manager of the Lindsay Hotel. He was on one of these visits when he took suddenly ill, believed to have a brain hemorrhage. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, MILDRED, ROSS, MALLY and ED MILLER.
Funeral services for CHARLES TUNE, 54, city policeman who was accidentally killed by a fellow officer Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon in the Commerce St. Church of Christ, Rev. J. H. CHISM, pastor, officiated. Burial was at Fairview cemetery arranged by G. J. Carroll & Son. Pallbearers were police chief SID LOVING, fire marshal JOHN MCCARTY, motorcycle officer HARVEY OLMAN, city secretary E. J. LACOUR, sheriff LUTHER MCCOLLUM, and highway patrolman DOCK DUDLEY. Beside his invalid mother, Mrs. L. A. TUNE with whom he made his home, he is survived by brothers T. N. TUNE of the city and W. N. TUN, who lives 10 miles northwest of city; three sisters, Mrs. LUCY ANDREWS of the city, Mrs. SALLIE FERGUSON of Aubrey, and Mrs. OCIE HOWARD of Abilene, all attended the funeral. Mr. Tuner was born Feb. 9, 1883 in Rutherford County, Tennessee, coming to Texas in 1895 in Grayson County then to Gainesville in 1904. He had been a member of the Gainesville police force about 8 years.
B. G. MARRS
B. G. MARRS, 86, died at his home in Haskell, Texas, Jan. 16. Mr. Marrs was formerly of the county, resided in Rosston community for years. He as born in Fannin County, Texas, in 1849, and was married to ELLEN WHEELER of Sivells Bend 65 years ago. They lived in Cooke and Montague counties for almost 50 years. He moved to Haskell County about 15 years ago. Mr. Marrs had been a member of the Methodist Church for 55 years and of the Masonic order. He is survived by his wife and a son, I. V. MARRS of Haskell; four daughters Mrs. SOPHIA FORD of Weinert, Mrs. MARY MCIVER of Big Springs, Mrs. ELLA LYLES of Lawton, Okla., and Mrs. VIOLA TUCKER of Haskell and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Haskell with Masonic honors by the Haskell lodge.
Aged Porter Dies
Death from natural causes marked the final chapter in the life of JOE BROWN, 69, colored, more than 30 years porter in the Lindsay Hotel barber shop. He was found dead in a north room at this home, 425 Throckmorton St. where he lived alone since Dec. 6, by A.A. GENTRY, colored neighbor, who went to visit him Monday afternoon. … When Joe retired from his work at the barber shop about Dec. 1.… He is survived by his widow and several cousins. He was born in Sherman and came to Gainesville when 20 years old, going to work at the Lindsay Hotel barbershop when he was about 36 years old. …
Gainesville Weekly Register
Thursday, January 24, 1935
J. H. INGLE
JOSEPH HENRY INGLE, 67, for 35 years a resident of Gainesville, died at his home, 729 North Ritchie, Wednesday morning, following a stroke of paralysis last Friday. He retired from business life the past five years since the amputation of a limb. The funeral services will be held Thursday at the Grand Ave. Baptist Church, with Rev. W. E. HAND, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. GARLAND SHELL of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll & Son. Active pallbearers: HOUSTON MAUPIN, GRADYPURGASON, BILL TYLER, JIM and WALTER MILLER, MOSE SMITH and R. N. BLAKE. Honorary pallbearers: SILAS WARD, S. M. SHARP, JOHN BROWN, A. J. STANSBERRY, C. H. CURRY, GEORGE COGBURN, CARL DODD, WILL REECE, GREGG HOWARD, J. T. JENKINS, PRESLEY WARD, and J. H. CROW, most of whom are members of Mr. Ingle’s Sunday School class at Grand Ave. Baptist Church. Mr. Ingle is survived by his widow, Mrs. MARY INGLE; two daughters Mrs. J. R. REEVES and Mrs. STELLA PETTIT of Dallas; a son ALFRED H. INGLE of Gainesville; two stepdaughters Mrs. DEWEY ROBBINS and Mrs. VERNON WILLIAMS of Gainesville; a brother K. C. INGLE of Chickasha, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. CORA LOFTIS of Blair, Nebraska, Mrs. SALLIE DYER of Whiting, Iowa, and Mrs. TAVE KITE of Palestine; two half-sisters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mr. Ingle was born in Morristown, Tennessee Jan. 26, 1868, came to Texas about 42 years ago, settling 4 miles north of Bells in Grayson County. He came to Gainesville with his family 35 years ago and for about 10 years, was employed by the gas company which operated a plant at that time on Lindsay St. He then went to work for Whaley Mill & Elevator Co. where he was employed 20 years, retired on account of ill health. He was an active member of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church.
Former Santa Fe Officer to Be Buried Here
WALTER N. LECOMPTE, 70, who was retired about 4 years ago after serving as special officer of the Santa Fe RR for 15 years, died at his home, 529n Moran, Saturday, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon with Rev. M. L. HAMILTON, pastor of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Burial at Fairview cemetery arranged by G. J. Carroll & Son. He is survived by his widow and a sister Mrs. ADRIA SYKES of Fort Worth. He was born in Waco Feb. 23, 1865. From Waco he went to Temple, engaged in business, prior to his employment as special investigator for Santa Fe RR. He was stationed at Cleburne but spent most of his 15 years as a resident of Gainesville….About 4 years ago, Mr. LeCompte went to the Santa Fe RR hospital at Temple… On May 12, 1928 he married Mrs. STELLA GARNER of Gainesville. Active pallbearers: DOCK DUDLEY, ROY BRAZELTON, H. C. TAYLOR, DOCK TEAGUE, ELAM JOHNSON, and MARSHALL BROOKS. Honorary pallbearers: E. GLAZIER, E. F. ACKLEY, JOHN MCINTOSH, ARTHUR TEAGUE, Dr. C. B. THAYER, BALLARD WATTS, JOE LEONARD, RAY WINDER, J. L. GETTYS, JOHN JOHNSON, FLOYD WATTS, T. W. GILL, D. L. DRIVER, Dr. ROY RICE, J. E. HARBUS, JOHN MCCARTY, J. H. POWELL, of Gainesville; HALE DUNN of Ardmore, Okla.; HUEY ELLIS of Wichita Falls; J. M. ROONEY of Galveston; Dr. EASTERWOOD of Ardmore, Okla., N. O. BROWN, JOHN REID, and JEROME MCKINNEY of Denison; and GRAVES NICHOLS of Longview.
W. O TRIMBLE
Funeral services for W. O. ‘OSCAR’ TRIMBLE, foreman of the Cartwright Ranch, who was fatally burned in an explosion of paraffin and gasoline at the home of CHARLES GUNTER on North Commerce, Tuesday, were held the Methodist Church at Myra, Friday, with Rev. J. G. FORESTER of the church officiating. Interment at Van Slyke cemetery, seven miles north of Myra, arranged by Brooks Bros. Mr. Trimble is survived by his widow; three sons, LOUIS, GILBERT and JOHN; four daughters, REATHA, LILLIE MAE, DIXIE and BEATRICE; and a sister Mrs. OLLIE TRUSTY of Myra. He was born July 1, 1888 in Hill County, son of FINAS ERVIN and MARY E. FINLEY TRIMBLE, and came to Cooke County in 1902 where he married Miss MAE TEAGUE. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
ERNEST EDWARD BLAKE
St. Jo, Jan. 18: Funeral services for ERNEST EDWARD BLAKE, 62 who died at the home of his son, JOHN BLAKE, north of St. Jo, were held at Molsbee chapel, 12 miles north of St. Jo, Rev. C. W. THOMAS of the Nocona Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Blake was a member of the crew of workman who built the Katy RR tracks through Montague County. Hs is survived by two daughters, Mrs. GRACE GROTH of Nocona and Mrs. WILLIE MAE LOCKHART of Atlanta; two sons, CARL BLAKE of Shreveport, Louisiana, and JOHN BLAKE; four brothers, WILLIAM, JAMES and NOBLE BLAKE of Gainesville and LEWIS BLAKE of Oklahoma. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Blake was born March 5, 1872 in Missouri and came to Montague County in 1875.
FRANK STANLEY PLEXCO
Funeral services for Frank Stanley Plexco, 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH PLEXCO, who died at the family home at Collinsville Tuesday, were held at the Baptist Church at Collinsville, with Rev. C. E. FITE, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Collinsville cemetery. Pallbearers: FRANK WALKER, LEONARD TELFORD, CLINDON MILLER, MILTON PIERCE. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. PLEXCO and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. WILEY of Collinsville.
Mrs. MATTIE BRIGGS STEELE
CHARLES SIMS received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. MATTIE BRIGGS STEELE, 80, on Jan. 15 at her home in Greensboro, Alabama. She was well known here, visiting her nephew and her sister, the late Mrs. JOHN CALLAWAY, pioneer resident of Gainesville, who died in Washington, D. C., at the home of her daughter there, several years ago. Besides Mrs. Sims, she is survived by a brother W.A. BRIGGS of Bremond, Texas, and a niece, Mrs. EDGAR E. HILLEY of Washington, D. C.
Mrs. MATILDA CAROLINE CONYERS
St. Jo, Jan. 21: Funeral services for Mrs. MATILDA CAROLINE CONYERS, 87, who died Thursday at the family home six miles north of St. Jo, were held Friday at the residence with Elder JOHN RAYMOND of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in Mountain Creek cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, JOE CONYERS, JOHN WILLIAMS, and CHARLES HALE of St. Jo, CLAUDE POTEET of Wilson, Okla., LOUIS and BAILEY CARLTON of Healdton, Oklahoma. Surviving are five daughters, Mesdames LOVELLA HALE of St. Jo, LAURA CARLTON of Healdton, Okla., SARAH PEDDY COURT of Roswell, New Mexico, MYRTLE POTEET of Wilson, Okla., and HATTIE BAUCUM of Sulphur, Okla.; five sons, CHARLES A. CONYERS of Dacona, Colorado; EDWARD CONYERS of Vancouver, Washington; S. P. CONYERS of Sherman, JOHN H. CONYERS of St. Jo, W. A. CONYERS of Alamogordo, New Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. NORVELLA WEBB of St. Jo and Mrs. CATHERINE MILLICAN of Nocona; a brother RUSSELL LANCE of St. Jo, and 36 grandchildren. Mrs. Conyers was born Aug. 3, 1847 in Warren Co., Tennessee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LANCE. She married JOHN W. CONYERS in 1865... (cut off).
Marriage License: WILLIARD CHESTER LOCKE and FRANCES LILLIAN CLOER of Woodbine.
Mrs. DORA DUMAS of Carter County, Oklahoma filed suit against the Gainesville Sanitarium for alleged damages of $18,000. She is more than 75 years old and is seeking to recover for alleged damages she claims she suffered on Oct. 8, 1932 when she fell one floor down the elevator shaft of the hospital…
Gainesville Weekly Register
Thursday, January 31, 1935
Mesa, Arizona, Jan. 29: Funeral services for H. G. ‘GRANVILLE’ BUSH will be held Wednesday in a chapel offered by Mormon friends to seat the crowd, expected to be largest in city’s history. Rev. CECIL HARRIS of the Christian Church will officiate. .. Mr. Bush came to Mesa from Deming, New Mexico in 1919 to enter the lumber business… surviving are his widow and a son GRANVILLE Jr. , age 14.… H. G. Bush was a native of Gainesville, born here some 55 years ago. His parents Mr. and Mrs. JAMES S. BUSH were Cooke County pioneers…. He received his education in Gainesville public schools and admitted to the bar in Cooke County… practicing law a short time, served as justice of peace of Precinct No. 1, he entered business… some 20 years ago, moved to El Paso, then to Deming, N. M. … first wife was SUE LEONARD, daughter of J. T. LEONARD of Gainesville. She died at Deming in 1917, then he married Mrs. VERA BARNETT of St. Louis in 1919.…
Mrs. LUCY EMMA PLEXCO
Collinsville, Jan. 29: Mrs. LUCY EMMA PLEXCO, 62, died Monday after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Collinsville Baptist Church wit interment at Whitesboro cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. E. T. SMITH of the Baptist Church at Shamrock, Texas. Mrs. Plexco was born Dec. 14, 1872 in Missouri, daughter of JOE and HARRIET CREACY HUGHES. She married G. T. PLEXCO Sept. 7, 1902 in Grayson County. She became a member of the Baptist Church at age of 19. Surviving are her husband; three sons, KENNETH and MELVIN PLEXCO of Collinsville, and CAREY PLEXCO of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. FRED WASHBURN of Bells, Mrs. JOHN WALKER of Durant, Okla., and Mrs. H. P. DUNCAN of Grant’s Valley, California; and three brothers, ED HUGHES of Corpus Christi, FRANK HUGHES of Tell and TOM HUGHES of Electra.
JAMES STEPHEN BLAKE
JAMES STEPHEN BLAKE, 74, Gainesville resident for 52 years, died at the home of his son, W.A. BLAKE at 525 North Commerce, Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home of his brother, W. S. BLAKE of 817 East Broadway, with Rev. J. A. OLD, of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at Fairview cemetery. Surviving are two sons, W. A. BLAKE of Gainesville, and RILEY BLAKE of Borger; three brothers, W. S. BLAKE and R. N. BLAKE of Gainesville, and LOUIS BLAKE of Altus, Okla., and 8 grandchildren. Mr. Blake was born March 28, 1861 in Indiana and came to Texas to Gainesville in 1883. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.
SAMUEL O. PARSONS
St. Jo, Jan. 26; Funeral services for SAMUEL O. PARSONS, 52, who died of pneumonia in a Bowie hospital Thursday, were held at the Baptist Church in the Mallard community, 16 miles south of here, Thursday afternoon. Rev. N. Z. ABBOTT of Jean Baptist Church and Elder JOHN RAYMOND of the Church of Christ officiated. Interment was at Mallard cemetery. Pallbearers: D. R. FREEMAN, JACK PARR, ALFRED GUINN, JACK MILLER, WALTER WILLIAMS and JOHN HOLLAND. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. MYRTLE PARSON, a son DAVID GARVIN PARSON; five brothers TOM PARSONS of Cyril, Okla., ROBERT PARSONS of Dallas, FRANK PARSONS of Arizona, CALVIN and HOYT PARSONS of St. Jo, and four sisters, Mesdames EFFIE WATTS of Tulia, C. A HOGAN of Denton, ADA TAYLOR and MAE HUNDLEY of St. Jo. Mr. Parsons was born Dec. 25, 1883 in South Carolina and came to Texas in 1904. He was a prosperous farmer.
Mrs. JANE C. CARTER
Mrs. JANE C. CARTER, 93, for 61 years a resident of Cooke county, died at her home four miles south of Gainesville Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at G. J. Carroll & Son chapel, Rev. E. H.MOSELEY of the Southern Presbyterian Church officiating, interment at Fairview cemetery. Surviving are three step-daughters, Mrs. JUDITH FISHER of Gainesville, Mrs. GRACE LUCAS of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. SARAH CULWELL of Fort Worth and several step-grandchildren. Mrs. Carter was born Nov. 23, 1842 in Virginia and married R. W. D. CARTER in 1874. Following his death, she married a cousin of her first husband, ROBERT CARTER, who died April 1931. Her children died in infancy.
BLIX M. MANN
Funeral services for BLIX M. MANN, 60, prominent farmer and land owner of the Hemming community, who died Saturday of pneumonia in a sanitarium, were held Sunday afternoon at his residence. Interment was in Valley View cemetery arranged by J. L. Leazer of Valley View. Surviving are his widow, the former Mrs. EDITH SHIPLEY whom he married 14 years ago; three daughters, Mesdames FRED COLLETT of Hereford, STERLING PEMBERTON of Gainesville and Miss JEAN MANN of Hemming; a son BUNK MANN of Hemming and two grandchildren. Mr. Mann was born Sept. 7, 1875, in Cooke County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. JAMES J. MANN of Hemming, first married Miss LULA MCCOLLUM of Hemming who died 19 years ago. He was a school trustee for the Hemming district…
W. F. HARMON
St. Jo, Jan. 30: Last rites for W. F. HARMON, 83, for more than 50 years a resident of the Illinois Bend community, who died Saturday night at the home of a daughter Mrs. W. O. PALMER in Oklahoma City, were held Monday at the Methodist Church at Illinois Bend, Rev. ROY COOK, Baptist minister of Nocona, officiated. Interment was in Illinois Bend cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mesdames WEST HAMM of Ardmore, Okla., BLAINE MORRISON of Chickasha, Okla., E.E. VAUGHN of Illinois Bend, FRANK CARTER of Roswell, N. M, and W. O. PALMER of Oklahoma City; two sons, W. H. HARMON of Los Angeles, Calif., and W. T. HARMON of Illinois Bend. Mr. Harmon was born in South Carolina in 1851 and came to Montague County, Texas, in 1875. He helped break the ground for the first store building in Illinois Bend. He was a member of Illinois Bend Masonic lodge which had charge of services at his grave.
SAM MALCOLM LARK
SAM MALCOM ‘PAT’ LARK, 37, died at his home, 323 North Rusk, Tuesday, following an illness. Funeral services were held at the G. J. Carroll funeral chapel Wednesday with Rev. W. F. FERGUSON of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Valley View. Pallbearers: HUBERT LANG, TED WILKINS, W. C. RYAN, E. DOW CLEMENTS, RALPH DUNNEVANT, and E. E. FRANKS. Surviving are Mrs. Lark; his mother Mrs. MAY LARK, three sisters, Mrs. Z. C. CRAWFORD of Gainesville, Mrs. EVA MARTIN and Mrs. W. C. RYAN of Fort Worth; six brothers, G. R. LARK of Valley View, W. F. LARK, of Houston, TOM B. LARK, of Bonham, and A. B. and D. H. LARK of Gainesville. Mr. Lark was born Dec. 3, 1897 in Valley View where he resided until 1918 when the family moved to Gainesville. He suffered an attack of infantile paralysis when he was five years old and was crippled.
Mrs. CLEO MAUDE LUSK
Mrs. Cleo Maude Lusk, 28, wife of H. B. LUSK, linotype operator for the Signal Pub. Co., died Wednesday at Gainesville Sanitarium after a two weeks of illness. Funeral services will be Thursday at the First Baptist Church at Sanger, with Rev. GARLAND SHELL of the First Presbyterian Church here officiating, assisted by Rev. N. B. BAKER of Valley View. Interment will be at Sanger cemetery directed by Brooks Powell Mortuary. Surviving are her husband, a daughter RUBY MARIE, 10; son, JOEL EARL 7; parents Mr. and Mrs. W. B. ROBERTSON of Sanger; a sister Mrs. F. O. LEACH of Houston. Mrs. Lusk was born Feb. 6, 1906, seven miles west of McKinney. She married H. B. LUSK Aug. 25, 1932 at Denton. She was a member of the Baptist Church and active in church affairs. Mr. and Mrs. Lusk moved to Gainesville three weeks ago, coming from Whitesboro.
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