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Early 1920s obits with surname A
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Gainesville Daily Register

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 1934. The society paid for the laminating and binders.

Friday, December 26, 1924
R. L. STINNETT and WILL PEAREY went to Sherman Thursday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, SID AARON.

Wednesday, July 16, 1924
Granddaughter of Local Woman Dies
Mrs. BETTY MORGAN received a message this morning announcing the death of her granddaughter, BETTY MARY ABBOTT, age 2 ½ years, at Denver, Colorado, Thursday where she had been a patient for the past month in a baby hospital.
Friday, July 18, 1924
Abbott Funeral
Funeral services for BETTY MARY ABBOTT, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLEMENT C. ABBOT of San Antonio, who died at Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, will be held here Saturday morning, probably in the First Baptist Church, with Rev. J. FRANK MURRELL, pastor, officiating. The remains will arrived on the M.K.T. train Saturday morning. Her mother is the former Miss WEISEMAN of Gainesville.

Saturday, May 26, 1923
Mrs. W. R. JORDAN received a message this morning about the death of her aunt, Mrs. W. H. ADAMS, at Iredell, Texas.

Tuesday, July 5, 1921
Mrs. Jane Adams
The funeral of Mrs. JANE ADAMS, aged 93, who died at her home here Sunday night, was held this morning at 10:00 with interment in Fairview cemetery. She had been an invalid for a long time. She is survived by eight children and had been a resident of this section for 40 years.
Wednesday, July 6, 1921
Funeral services for Mrs. LUCY JANE ADAMS were held Monday morning at the family home on South Dixon, conducted by Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church, of which denomination she had been a member more than 80 years. LUCY JANE SPENCE was born in Brownsville, Tennessee, March 15, 1828, and was 93 years old last march 15 at which a dinner, attended by more than 30 persons. For years she had been an invalid… On Feb. 20, 1852, Miss Spence became the wife of J. W. ADAMS, who preceded her in death some 20 years. During most of his residence here, Mr. Adams engaged in cattle business. Mr. and Mrs. Adams came to Texas from Missouri in 1859, locating near Paris. In the year following the Civil War, they moved to Gainesville and resided here. Blood of royal lineage ran in the veins of Mrs. Adams, she being a descendant of Lord ROSEBURY of England and of President BUCHANAN. Mrs. Adams is survived by the following children: Mrs. JENNIE LATHROP of Ardmore, Okla., Mrs. J. C. WICKER of Marietta, Okla., Miss MAGGIE ADAMS, Mrs. J. W. BARTLEY, Mrs. S. H. BILLS and J. T. ADAMS of Gainesville, Mrs. ELLA WELCH of Fort Worth, and Mrs. G. W. BARCLAY of Waco. She had 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers: W. L. RICHARDS, J. T. WICKER, JOE LATHROP, RUSSELL LATHROP, J. A. LATHROP, JAMES M. ADAMS, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Confederate veterans of the county. G. J. Carroll had charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 12, 1920
Fall from Wagon Fatal
Mrs. W. J. SHERRARD left Wednesday for Mexia, Texas, in response to a message notifying her of the accidental death of ERNEST ADAMSON, age 45, husband of Mrs. Sherrard’s youngest sister. He was a grocery merchant in Mexia and while, driving to his home from the store Tuesday morning in his delivery wagon, fell from the vehicle, sustaining injuries from which he died the next day. Mr. Adamson was the youngest of a family of six children, his mother being more than 80 years old, and he is the first of the family to die. Mrs. Sherrard was met in Fort Worth by her husband, then they went to Decatur then to Mexia.

Wednesday, October 12, 1921
The remains of Miss MARY ALAGOOD, age 51, who died at Rusk, Texas, last Monday, arrived in Gainesville Wednesday morning and taken to the home of MAT ALAGOOD in north part of town. At 1:00 this afternoon, the funeral procession left for Era where services and interment were made. Rev. GAINES officiated, with S. W. Gibson in charge of arrangements. Miss Alagood is a sister of county treasurer MAT ALAGOOD.

Monday, February 14, 1921
Wife in Gainesville 35 Minutes When She Received Word That Husband Is Wounded
Mrs. PAUL AGNEW of Dallas is a sister of Mrs. N. J. PARRIS of Gainesville. She arrived here last Friday evening on the 6:30 Katy train for a short visit and exactly 35 minutes after she came, was notified to come home at once as her husband was shot. About 11:00 Friday night, in company with her brother-in-law, N. J. PARRIS, Mrs. Agnew left here in CHARLES COCHRAN’S service car, arriving in Dallas at 5:00 Saturday morning. From the Dallas Times-Herald:
Hearing a man at the back door of her residence, 3423 Carpenter St., Mrs. OTTO HOLLINGSWORTH, age 32, called three times to know who it was. She then fired three shots from a .45 caliber pistol through the door. PAUL AGNEW, well known grocery man and pioneer resident of the Lagow residence section, brother-in-law of Mrs. Hollingsworth, was found dying on the back porch. He died in the city ambulance on the way to the emergency hospital. Mrs. Hollingsworth was arrested and charged with murder, jailed. The shooting occurred about 7:45 Friday night and Mrs. Hollingsworth was prostrated to discover she had shot her brother-in-law. Mrs. Agnew was notified at Gainesville and returned to Dallas. Mrs. Hollingsworth is a widow with two small children and lives in the house n the rear of the Agnew store on Carpenter St. She told the officers she was preparing to retire for the night and had turned out the lights when she heard someone at the back door. She called out, no answer, she secured the pistol and went to the kitchen door. The knob burned and the door was being opened, so she fired. Neighbors heard the shooting, the woman screaming, and found Agnew on the back porch. Loudermilk undertaking company has charge of the body. Mr. Agnew is survived by his wife and some children…Mrs. Hollingsworth is charged with murder, bail $2500.

Wednesday, June 2, 1920
Mrs. Albert
The funeral for Mrs. FRANZ ALBERT, who died yesterday, was held this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. SAM DRESBACH of 604 West Olive. Rev. WESSON conducted the service with burial at Fairview cemetery. Mrs. Albert was one of the pioneer citizens of Gainesville, having come here nearly 50 years ago with her husband, FRANZ ALBERT, who opened a meat market which he continued until a few years ago when bad health caused him to retire. Mrs. Albert was the mother of eight children, of whom only three are now living, Mrs. S. Dresbach, GUS and FRANZ ALBERT Jr. Besides the three children, her husband survives. Mrs. Albert was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Thursday, June 3, 1920
Rev. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church conducted the funeral of Mrs. Franz Albert, yesterday afternoon. … Pallbearers: HERBRT SCHAFFER, R. M. MYERS, J. J. RAISER, GEORGE HUNTER, CARRINGTON DAVIS, and H. KADEN.
Card of thanks from Franz Albert Sr., Franz Albert Jr., Mrs. S. Dresbach, Mrs. GUS ALBERT and ROY ALBERT.

Wednesday, September 13, 1922
Gus Albert
Yesterday afternoon at the home on Lawrence St., GUS ALBERT, for years a prominent citizen of Cooke County, passed away after a lingering illness of about 10 years. Mr. Albert was born in St. Louis, Aug. 5, 1872. When he was three years old, his family came to Denison by rail, then by wagon to Gainesville. He was associated with his father in the butcher business for years until ill health caused him to retire. Mr. Albert was married to Miss LIZZIE WEBER, Sept. 5, 1895. To this union, three children were born, two surviving. Surviving are his children, ROY ALBERT and Mrs. FRED LITTLE, both of Gainesville, his father, FRANZ ALBERT Sr., one brother, FRANZ ALBERT Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. M. DRESBACH of Gainesville and Mrs. KATE DIETRICH of San Antonio. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the family home with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating, then interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Saturday, September 2, 1922
A.F. ALBERTSON left Friday for Belton in response to the message announcing the death of his father Thursday evening.

Friday, March 31, 1922
The infant twins of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. ALDRIDGE of Myra died Thursday evening. Burial was at Myra directed by G. J. Carroll.

Tuesday, May 30, 1922
Rev. E. V. COLE went to Fort Worth Monday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. LAURA ALEXANDER, who died there Saturday evening.

Tuesday, November 23, 1920
Miss VERA ALEXANDER, age 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BEN ALEXANDER of Era, died Sunday night at the family home after a short illness of diphtheria. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial in Era cemetery. Three other members of the family are reported seriously ill with the same disease…

Thursday, May 29, 1924
Civil War Veteran Died
NOAH FIELD ALEXANDER, age 71/77, a pioneer of the Era community, died at his home, 401 Hancock, in this city Thursday afternoon, following an illness of several months. Prior to moving here last December, Mr. Alexander had lived near Era for 55 years and was well and favorably known in the county. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and two sons. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon and the remains will be take to the Era cemetery, where Odd Fellows will have charge. G. J. Carroll directed.

Friday, February 11, 1921
Died in New Jersey
Mrs. ALLEN of Montclair, New Jersey, sister of Mrs. H. E. WILSON of Gainesville, died at her home there yesterday morning. Mrs. Wilson left here some weeks ago to be with her sister.

Thursday, July 20, 1922
The mother of J. W. ALLEN of this city died Wednesday afternoon at the family at Aubrey. Funeral services were held there this afternoon with burial in the old family graveyard.

Monday, March 31, 1924
Sister of Local Woman Dead
Mrs. L. A. FLEENOR of this city received a message stating that her sister, Mrs. ASA ALLEN, died at Orange, California, Saturday. Mrs. Allen is survived by three brothers, WALTER STEPHENSON of the Era community, JAMES STEPHENSON of Valley View, and TOM STEPHENSON of Geary, Okla., sisters, Mrs. L. A. FLEENOR of Gainesville, Mrs. H. WRIGHT of Fort Worth, Mrs. J. W. ROBERSON of Era, and Mrs. S. MCKEE of Goodnight, Texas. Mrs. Allen visited here about a year ago. At her request, her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in Orange, Calif., who died years ago.

Tuesday, August 30, 1921
Mrs. T. L. BERRY of El Paso and little son ALLYN will arrived this evening on the train to attend the funeral of her father, E. B. ALLEN who died suddenly Monday.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1921
Gainesville Lost Fine Citizen When E. B. Allen Died
E. B. Allen died at his home here Monday morning, one of Gainesville’s best citizens. E. B. Allen was 68 years old. He was born in St. Louis County, Missouri, on Dec. 23, 1853 and came to Gainesville about 40 years ago. He was married in this city to Miss NETTIE HARMON in 1887 and to this union, four children were born, KATHERINE, now Mrs. T. L. BERRY of El Paso; NADINE now deceased, LUCILLE and DON residing at the parental home. In 1898, Mr. and Mrs. Allen moved to Noble, Oklahoma where he owned a lumber yard. While residing there, he was a member of the territorial legislature for some years. The family returned to Gainesville some 20 years ago and Mr. Allen owned a grocery store on North Commerce St. He was employed in his chosen line at the time of death. Mr. Allen went to work as usual early Monday morning, then complained of a severe pain in his head but gave the matter no serious thought. Friends persuaded him to go home and he lived only an hour after reaching home on North Denton St. … Mr. Allen was a member of the First Baptist Church. Rev. R. L. POWELL of the church will officiate at the funeral Wednesday morning with interment at Fairview cemetery. Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church will assist. Besides his wife and three children, he is survived by two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. J. C. WRIGHT of Gainesville, Mrs. J. P. PERRY of Cisco, WESLEY ALLEN of Russet, Okla., JOE ALLEN of Los Angeles, Calif., JAMES ALLEN of Floydada, Texas, WALTER ALLEN of Altus, Okla., and GARDNER ALLEN of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Wednesday, August 31, 1921
Funeral of E. B. Allen… pallbearers: GEORGE FRASHER, J. P. HALL, WALTER HUDGINS, JOHN MCKINLEY, J. P. CLARK and JOHN WELCH. G. J. Carroll had charge of arrangements.

Saturday, July 17, 1920
Boys Dies of Appendicitis
EDWIN VIRGIL ALLEN, age 11, died here this morning from an attack of acute appendicitis. About a week ago, he was stricken, but after a couple of days, appeared improved and resumed his labors on the farm. Friday his condition was so serious, he was brought to Gainesville for an operation, but died before it could be performed. He lives with his parents on the A. W. DRAKE place about 2 miles from town. S. W. Gibson had charge.

Thursday, November 8, 1923
Mrs. Allen
Mrs. HANNAH J. ALLEN, age 69, died at her home at 627 East Broadway Thursday morning following an illness of several weeks. She is survived by three daughters and two sons. The daughters, all of whom were here at the time of her death, Mrs. KATE HENDERSON of Dorchester, Mrs. OLA BEER of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. ETTA CLIFTON of Marysville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the residence with Rev. J. F. MURRELL officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Saturday, July 21, 1923
HERMAN ALLEN, age 26, died at his home 8 miles southeast of Gainesville last Thursday morning after an extended illness. The funeral was held at Collinsville Thursday afternoon with Rev. MCCLUNG of the Church of Christ officiating. Deceased is survived by his father JOE ALLEN, two brothers and two sisters. S. W. Gibson had charge.

Monday, November 24, 1924
T. F. Allen
THOMAS FRANKLIN ALLEN, age 71, retired farmer, died at his home, 906 East California, Monday morning following a week’s illness of pneumonia. Mr. Allen was born June 20, 1853 and is survived by his wife, Mrs. NANNIE J. ALLEN, and several children. Funeral services were held at the family home Monday afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.

Wednesday, December 1, 1921
JAMES A. ALLEN, well known local citizen and farmer, died at his home 5 miles east of town Thursday night, following a protracted illness, kidney affliction. He was 69 years old, born in Tennessee, March 4, 1852. He lived in Cooke County many years and was considered a pioneer citizen. Surviving are his wife, two daughters and a son. The children are Mrs. GUGREL and Mrs. FLEETA MCARTHUR of Dallas and ARCHIE ALLEN of Fort Worth. Also surviving are two brothers, ED ALLEN of Lindsay, Okla., and OSCAR LINDSAY of Bridgeport, Texas, and one sister Mrs. BESSE LEEPER of McComb, Okla. The funeral took place from the family home this afternoon with Rev. R. E. JOINER and Rev. FOUNT JONES officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Monday, October 29, 1923
Miss MARY FRANCES ALLEN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. ALLEN of 33 Church St., died Sunday night in a Houston hospital where she had been seriously ill for several weeks. Miss Allen, age 19, graduated with honors at Gainesville high school and entered the sophomore class at Rice Institute in Houston last month. She was a member of the Dixon St. Christian Church. The remains will arrived by train Monday night, accompanied by members of her family, and Judge and Mrs. A. E. AMMERMAN of Houston, her uncle and aunt. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at the family residence with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery. She is survived by her parents, a sister Miss CORA who is a teacher in the local high school, and a brother DOUGHERTY ALLEN of Houston.
Tuesday, October 30, 1923
Mrs. F. C. STILLEY and daughter Miss MARJORY of Dallas were here to attend the funeral of Miss Mary Frances Allen.

Tuesday, July 1, 1920
O. Allen
O. ALLEN, resident of Gainesville many years, died in his apartment over Teague Co. Store Wednesday night after an illness of several weeks caused by paralysis. Mr. Allen came to Texas from Missouri and located here about 25 years ago, during which time he engaged mostly in real estate business. Mr. Allen is survived by several children, who live in Kansas, one daughter was at his bedside when death came. She arrived here Wednesday and it was the first time in 30 years that she had seen her father. The funeral will be held in the parlors of G. J. Carroll with interment in Fairview cemetery. Rev. R. E. JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.

Wednesday, September 17, 1924
I.G. ALLEY, age 70, for 44 years a citizen of Gainesville, died at his home on North Weaver today, Sept. 17. He was a good and loyal citizen and respected by his fellow associates, neighbors and acquaintances. Mr. Alley is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mesdames J. WELCH, W. KILGORE, and ED LIEDTKE, all of Gainesville. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liedtke on North Denton St. Thursday afternoon with Revs. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church and EUGENE MCCONLEY of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery, arranged by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: H. P. WARE, J. F. MORRIS, LETCH MORTER, L. F. GRAY, R. S. CEARNAL, and SAM KING.

Wednesday, December 31, 1924
Baby Died
ANNA CATHERINE, year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ALLMAN of Waurika, Okla., was brought here Wednesday for interment in Fairview cemetery. The child died at the family home Tuesday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held in Waurika Wednesday morning then the funeral party left in motor cars for Gainesville where the parents formerly resided. Mr. Allman was a Santa Fe conductor during his residence here but is now operating a hotel in Waurika.

Monday, February 27, 1922
SAM ANDERSON, age 52, died at his home on North Morris Sunday afternoon after a brief illness. Mr. Anderson was born at Bristol, Tennessee, October 25, 1870 and came to Gainesville nearly 40 years ago. Sam Anderson is survived by his brother, ROBERT ANDERSON, and a niece, Miss SALLIE HURDLE, who lived at his home. He was a son of Capt. SAM R. ANDERSON who died here in 1915. The funeral was held this afternoon with Rev. THOMAS CUNNINGHAM officiating. Burial at Fairview cemetery arranged by S. W. Gibson. Pallbearers: R. S. ROSE, JOHN JOHNSON, CHARLES HEMPHILL, WILL ARMSTRONG, JOHN BRISCOE and OLLIE FINDLEY.

Tuesday, June 20, 1922
WALTER HUDGINS returned from Cleburne where he attended the funeral of Mrs. ANDERSON, mother of engineer C. I. ‘CIGGY’ ANDERSON.

Friday, September 23, 1921
O.R. Anderson Buried at Old Home in Missouri
H. W. STARK will leave tonight for Springfield, Missouri, then go to a nearby town, the old home of ORA R. ANDERSON, to attend the funeral of that young teacher and soldier next Sunday, under the auspices of the American Legion. Mr. Anderson was superintendent of the local school when he volunteered for the service in the U. S. Army and was one of the popular young men in the city, being less than 30 years old. He married Miss UNA STARK of Gainesville before America entered the war and, although his profession would have exempted him from service, he refused to allow his friends to intercede on his behalf. Carrying not for the honors of an army officer, he went to camp. He was a sergeant on Nov. 1, 1918 when a German shell shattered his body and killed many others in the Argonne during the battle. His body will be laid in the soil of his native state.
Tuesday, September 27, 1921
H. W. STARK, BALLARD WATTS and WILL HINTON returned Monday from Springfield, Missouri where they attended the funeral of Prof. ORA R. ANDERSON, former superintendent of Gainesville public schools, and who was killed in France, Nov. 1, 1918 while serving in the American forces in the Argonne. (long description of the service).. The services were changed from Billings, Mr. Anderson’s home town, to Springfield, for better burial facilities. … At the funeral were Mr. Anderson’s father and mother, sister Mrs. O’NEILL and her husband, all of Billings, Dr. ANDERSON of Fort Worth, a brother; and numerous cousins.

May 5, 1922
The infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. ANDREWS died early this morning at the family home on South Rusk St. Funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.

Friday, June 3, 1921
Sister of JAMES L. GOBEN Died in Sherman
Word was received here Thursday night from JAMES L. GOBEN, stating his sister Mrs. MARK ANDREWS had died in Sherman Thursday afternoon after a short illness. Mrs. Andrews is survived by five grown children, two brothers and two sisters.

Saturday, October 20, 1923
Mrs. H. E. ELDRIDGE received a telegram Friday morning about the death of her sister, Mrs. GEORGE P. ANDRES, at her home in San Francisco, California.

Friday, May 20, 1921
W. C. NICHOLS, who visited the Register office today, stated, that while in Austin, he attended the funeral of GEORGE ANTHONY, a former Gainesville citizen and Confederate veteran, who died at the Soldiers’ Home and was buried in the Confederate cemetery there.

Thursday, July 3, 1924
W. W. ANTHONY died June 30 and was buried at Valley View cemetery that afternoon. Mr. Anthony had been ill more than a month. He is survived by his wife and four children. Mrs. Anthony is very sick at present.

Thursday, June 1, 1922
Mrs. Armstrong
Mrs. ARMSTRONG, mother of Mrs. H. A. GARDNER of Gainesville, died at the home of her son in Somerville Wednesday night where she had gone on a visit. The remains were shipped to her home at Valley View where interment was made this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner attended the services.
Tuesday, June 6, 1922
Mrs. S. RIPLEY of Electra, Texas, returned home after spending some days with Mr. and Mrs. H. A. GARDNER. Mrs. Ripley came to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. J. B. ARMSTRONG, at Valley View.

Wednesday, March 14, 1923
Word was received of the death of Mr. ARNOLD, father of J. S. ARNOLD, employee of the Empire Refinery here, this morning at Whitesboro. Death was due to heart failure.

Wednesday, May 5, 1920
The remains of ARTHUR ASHLEY, age 8, who died in this city this morning following an operation for appendicitis, was shipped to Sanger by G. J. Carroll. The boy’s parents resided in Sanger where interment will be.

Friday, October 26, 1923
Mrs. ADA ASHLOCK, age 46, who died at her home on North Commerce Wednesday morning, was buried Thursday morning at Reed cemetery near Myra. The services were conducted by Rev. FOUNT JONES, Baptist minister. G. J. Carroll had charge. Mrs. Ashlock is survived by one son and three daughters, a sister Mrs. W. F. RUSSELL and a brother, J. W. HORN. She was a resident of Gainesville many years.

Monday, November 15, 1920
ROSCOE ASTIN / ASTON, age 17, residing at Valley View, died last Saturday evening from an attack of appendicitis. He was a well known young man, member of a prominent Cooke County family… The funeral was held Sunday afternoon with interment at Valley View.

Friday, December 30, 1921
Aged Woman Died
Mrs. AGNES AKERS, age 78, one of the well known citizens of the Hood community, died at her home Thursday. Mrs. Atkers is survived by several children, who live in New Mexico. Funeral services were held at Hood this afternoon. S. W. Gibson had charge.

Wednesday, August 30, 1922
ESSYE, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. ATKINS, died at the family home in Rosston Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was held from the Methodist Church at Rosston Wednesday afternoon with Rev. WILSON of Greenwood officiating. Interment in Rosston cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.

Wednesday, August 9, 1921
Mrs. S. C. ATWOOD, age 84, who died at the county hospital Monday, will be buried Wednesday afternoon with services at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, corner of Scott and Dixon streets. Rev. W. B. ANDRESS, pastor, will officiate, directed by G. J. Carroll.

September 2, 1922
ARCH W. AUTRY, age 56, prominent farmer of the Mountain Springs community, died at his home 7 miles southeast of Gainesville, this morning. Mr. Autry is survived by four children and several grandchildren. He is an uncle of Mrs. SID LOVING of Gainesville. Mr. Autry was an ordained minister of the Baptist Church and preached for the past 20 years. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. CHARLES COX, with interment in New Hope cemetery, directed by S. W. Gibson.

Saturday, June 9, 1923
Former Colored Citizen Died in Lawton, Okla.
The remains of G. AVERY, a negro, about 85 years old age, who died at Lawton, Okla., last Sunday, arrived Friday over the Katy. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Colored Baptist Church on Schopmeyer St., with interment at Fairview cemetery. Avery formerly lived in Gainesville many years and will be remembers by local citizens, as he worked for several prominent families in this city.

Thursday, December 29, 1921
Young Man Recently Discharged from Army at Fort Sill, Okla., Killed by Freight Train Here
An ex-soldier fell beneath the wheels of a Katy freight train on the Broadway crossing was instantly killed… He was posing under at least three different names… he was dishonorably discharged from the Army at Fort Sill, Okla., on Dec. 23 with name of JAMES W. AVERY, but tattooed on his mangled arm was the name “B. STEPARD,” while the officers at Fort Will declared his real name is JAMES O’BRIEN. … From this dishonorable discharge paper with the name JAMES W. AVERY… born in Savannah, Georgia, … had blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5 feet 7 inches in height. ..had completed two months service at Fort Sill… From a letter from Miss LUCILLE MITCHELL of Lancaster, Texas,… from a telephone call to her, stated she had a casual acquaintance with Avery. ..FRANK SCHRAMM made a statement to the justice of peace Hall that said he was from St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania and had met Avery in Wichita Falls and they rode to Henrietta on a freight train then boarded another freight train to Gainesville and saw when Avery fell under the wheels…G. J. Carroll has charge of the body until relatives can be found.

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