Deaths 1920 - 1924
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.
Thursday, June 16, 1921
Aged Santa Fe Employee Died
WILLIAM ELBERT R. BAKER died at his home on Lawrence St. last night. He was a native of Tennessee, born January 12, 1949 and was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife, two sons, GEORGE and E. L. in Detroit, Michigan and one daughter, Mrs. MARY HOGAN of Gainesville. For some years, Mr. Baker had been an employee of the local Santa Fe railroad roundhouse.
Friday, June 17, 1921
Funeral of W. E. F. Baker
The funeral of WILLIAM E. F. BAKER was held this afternoon at the Fairview cemetery with Rev. MINER of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating. G. J. Carroll had charge. WILLIAM ELBERT F. BAKER was born January 12, 1849 at Clinton, Tennessee, son of Rev. GEORGE BAKER, pastor of the Methodist Church at Clinton, and Mrs. Baker, nee Miss ANNIE HOWARD MCADOO. His mother was born at Island Ford, French River, Anderson County, Tennessee, Nov. 1, 1922. George Baker and Miss Anne McAdoo were married Aug. 5, 1841. George W. Baker died Sept. 14, 1864 and Mrs. Anne Baker died April 26, 1865. Mrs. Annie McAdoo Baker was a sister of WILLIAM GIBBS MCADOO, who married Miss MARY MCDONALY of Tennessee. They were the parents of WILLIAM G. MCADOO of Washington, D. C. WILLIAM ELBERT BAKER had four brothers, GEORGE MORRIS BAKER, JOSEPH BAKER, ROBERT N. BAKER, JOHN ANDERSON BAKER and one sister MARY JANE BAKER. GEORGE M. BAKER is in Elgin, Tenn.; JOSEPH M. BAKER is in Washington state; ROBERT N. BAKER, JOHN A. BAKER and MARY JANE BAKER are dead. WILLIAM E. F. BAKER and Miss EMMA TENNESSEE WHALEY were married Dec. 9, 1880 in Campbell County, Tenn. They came to Texas in 1902 with their six children, GEORGE BAKER now of Detroit, Michigan; FRANK BAKER deceased, BESSIE BAKER deceased, E. MCADOO BAKER now of Detroit, Michigan; LAURA BAKER deceased, and MARY BAKER now Mrs. JAMES HOGAN of Gainesville.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1922
Pioneer Citizen Died at Mossville
R. H. C. BAILEY, age 79, a pioneer citizen of the Mossville community, died suddenly at his home Tuesday afternoon. G. J. Carroll had charge and the funeral was held at the residence this afternoon with interment in Hobbs cemetery.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1920
W. D. ROWLAND went to Fort Worth to the bedside of his daughter, Mrs. ELBRIDGE BALL, who is dangerously ill with pneumonia in a sanitarium there.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1920
ELBRIDGE BALL returned from Fort Worth in hope of finding a nurse to go to Fort Worth to care for his wife who is dangerously ill with pneumonia. Owing to the number of cases of sickness in Fort Worth, there is more work than the local nurses can handle.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 1920
Mrs. E. Ball
Funeral of Mrs. EDBRIDGE BALL, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday morning, was held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. L. POWELL, assisted by Rev. A. B. INGRAM and Rev. A. J. HARRIS, both former pastors of the deceased. … Interment was in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1920
Mrs. Elbridge Ball
Mrs. ELBRIDGE BALL died this morning in a sanitarium in Fort Worth. Mrs. Ball was stricken with the malady while visiting her brother, TOM ROWLAND, and family in Forth Worth, then later taken to the sanitarium. She was the former Miss ETHEL ROWLAND, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. ROWLAND of Gainesville. She is also survived by her husband and a son about one year old, and one brother Tom Rowland. For years she was an organist at the First Baptist Church and took interest in all church work. The remains will be brought here to the home of W. D. Rowland on South Lindsay St. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church… Active pallbearers: JACK HOWETH, WILL RUE, OVERTON CLARK, CLAIRE WESLEY, ANCIL ROSS and ED THOMPSON.
Tuesday, March 2, 1920
Mrs. ROBERT BALLEW
Mrs. ROBERT BALLEW died at her home on Blanton St., last Saturday night, following a short illness. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the family home with Rev. NISBET and Rev. WESSON officiating. Burial was at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. R. M. Ballew. R. M. BALLEW and children; JULIUS M. BELL and family, HOMER A. BELL and family; A. M. BELL and wife; Mrs. J. M. BIFFLE and family, Mrs. ILA O’BRIEN and family.
Wednesday, February 16, 1916
GEORGE E. N. BALL residing at 829 South Lindsay St., while at his ranch house some ten miles northwest of Gainesville, suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 1916
Mrs. HILL CAMPBELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE E. N. BALL, came to Gainesville from the bedside of her father, who is confined at his ranch house northwest of Gainesville with a paralytic stroke.
Saturday, March 4, 1916
GEORGE E. N. BALL is reported better, able to sit up, talks as usual, and his afflicted limbs and body are gradually regaining their lost functions.
Monday, November 7, 1921
The funeral of GEORGE E. N. BALL, who died at his home on South Lindsay last Saturday, was held at the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. POWELL and Rev. WESSON of Gainesville and Rev. A. J. HARRIS of Whitesboro. The remains were laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery. He was 72 years old, one of the early pioneer citizens of Cooke County. He is survived by his wife, three children, ELBRIDGE BALL and Mrs. HILL CAMPBELL of Gainesville and Mrs. WILL GWYNN of Ardmore, Okla. Pallbearers; FRED FRASHER, H. P. WARE, J. C. WHALEY, J. F MORRIS, J. R. O’BRIEN, and R. L. GREER. G. J. Carroll had charge.
Monday, June 9, 1924
Mrs. W. T. Ball Died of Injuries
Mrs. W. T. BALL, wife of a prominent Montague County rancher and cattleman and sister-in-law of the GEORGE BALL of Gainesville, died at her home in Bowie, Monday morning, from injuries received when the automobile in which she was riding overturned near Saint Jo, while she and two daughters were en route to Bowie from Gainesville where they were visited relatives. Mrs. CHARLES BROWN, a daughter of Mrs. Ball, is in critical condition and doubt is expressed for her recovery. Another daughter, Miss GEORGIA BALL, teacher in schools in the Panhandle, was driving the car and is in serious condition.
Thursday, August 30, 1923
The remains of Mrs. NELLIE BALLEW, who died in Colorado Spring, Colorado, were laid to rest in Bloomfield cemetery Sunday afternoon directed by undertaker JONES of Pilot Point. Mrs. Ballew, wife of SAM BALLEW, was born and raised in this community. She leaves her husband, three small children and two brothers to mourn for her.
Mr. and Mrs. REDDY of Sanger attended the funeral of Mrs. Ballew.
A.R. SANDERS and family from near Thackerville, Okla., spent Sunday in Bloomfield and attended the funeral of Mrs. Bailey (Ballew?).
Wednesday, December 18, 1921
W. A. BARKER
W. A. BARKER, age 50, one of the best known citizens of Gainesville, where he was a resident for 21 years, died at his home on North Denton Tuesday night. He has been in ill health for some years. More than a year ago, Mr. Barker went to Sherman, where he accepted employment with the Sherman Wholesale Grocery Co. During his residence there, a fire destroyed all his belongings… Only recently he gave up his employment and returned to Gainesville to spend the remaining days of his life. W. A. BARKER was born in Hiltons, Virginia, August 1871 and came to Texas 23 years ago, two years later moved to Gainesville. He was wedded to Miss JENNIE WADE of Gainesville and three children were born, Miss LILLIAN who is a teacher in the Whitesboro school; sons, WADE and WILLIAM who live in the parental home. He is also survived by a brother, J. R. BARKER of Dalhart and other near relatives. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, holding about every office; a member of the Dokeys, a Pythian organizations, a member of the Masonic lodge and Fraternal Aid Union. During his residence here, he was employed by Keel & Son, M. Kahn & Bro., and operated a grain and feed store for a short time. Funeral services were held this afternoon from the home on North Denton, conducted by Rev. SCOTT ANDERSON of Van Alstyne, assisted by Rev. FOUNT JONES of Gainesville. Services at Fairview cemetery were under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. Pallbearers: LEO M. KUEHN, R. L. EVANS, WILL ROBERTSON, ED LIEDTKE, F. A. FOSTER and C. J. GRAMMAR. Misses WANDA SIDDALL and AUSTINA KOON, and Messrs. TILMAN HEDGES and VICTOR KOON sang. S. W. Gibson had charge.
Monday, July 11, 1921
Undertaker S. W. GIBSON reports the death of Mrs. MATTIE BALLINGER, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Ballinger came to Gainesville for treatment a short time ago. The remains were shipped Sunday morning to Sulphur, accompanied by her husband and daughter.
Monday, August 16, 1920
Undertaken GEORGE CARROLL reports the death of LOUIS FAY BALLINGER, age 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. BALLINGER, residing near Marysville, who died this morning of diphtheria. A private funeral will be held at Marysville Tuesday.
Thursday, December 21, 1922
Mrs. MARIE BANHOTAL
Mrs. MARIE FRANCES BANHOTAL, age 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. L. FOX, on North Moran, last night of apoplexy. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the family home, with Rev. R. E. JOINER officiating. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Mrs. Banhotal had been in this city only a few months, returning with her daughter last summer form Buffalo, New York, to make Gainesville her permanent home.
Tuesday, March 14, 1922
FRANK STANFORD left this afternoon for Waco to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. MARY BARCUS, who died there early this morning. Mrs. Barcus was the mother of Rev. ED BARCUS, at one time the pastor of the Denton St. Methodist Church at Gainesville.
Friday, October 6, 1922
Grandmother of Denton Men Died at Sherman
From the Denton Record-Chronicle
C. F. and A. J. BARNETT and Mrs. A. J. BARNETT went to Gainesville Wednesday to attend the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. SARAH ANN BARNETT, who died Tuesday in Sherman at age of 84 years. She had been ill only a short time of pneumonia. For 30 years, Mrs. Barnett had been a resident of Sherman, residing with a daughter, Mrs. CARRIE BELL, since the death of her husband, Dr. JAMES BARNETT, a pioneer physician of Gainesville.
Wednesday, October 4, 1922
From the Sherman Democrat
Mrs. SARAH ANN BARNETT, a well known and long time resident of Sherman, passed away Tuesday morning after an illness of less than 24 hours with pneumonia, at her home, 206 West Jones. Mrs. Barnett was 84 years old and had resided in Sherman the past 30 years. She was the widow of Dr. JAMES BARNETT, one of the pioneer physicians of Cooke county. She was born at Hickorywith, Tennessee, July 18, 1838. She moved to Sherman after the death of her husband 30 years ago and resided with her daughter, Mrs. CARRIE BALL of 206 West Jones St. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday morning with Rev. GEORGE F. CUTHRELL of the Central Christian Church. The remains will be taken to Gainesville for interment by the side of her late husband. Besides her daughter, she is survived by several step-daughters, and grandchildren, R. L. HALL of Sherman, Mrs. OLAN WOOLVERTINE of Madill, Okla., and E. J. and C. J. ADDINGTON of Wyoming.
Wednesday, March 7, 1923
IRA BARNHART, age 56, died at the family home on North Denton Tuesday evening after a week’s illness with pneumonia and influenza. He is survived by his wife and two children, Miss GEORGIA BARNHART and Mrs. GLENN DAVIS, both of Gainesville. Funeral services were held at the residence on North Weaver St. this afternoon with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson. Pallbearers: J. W. CLEMENT, HILL CAMPBELL, JOHN PHILLIP, R. C. CANNON, JOE BOOZER and R. L. EVANS.
Thursday, March 8, 1923
J. C. YORK returned to his home in Dallas today after attending the funeral of his brother-in-law, IRA BARNHART, yesterday.
G. B. STEPHENS and family returned to Sherman afternoon attending the funeral of IRA BARNHART.
Saturday, March 10, 1923
Mrs. E. R. LUNSFORD left for her home in Wichita Falls after attending the funeral of her brother-in-law, IRA BARNHART.
Friday, March 9, 1923
More on the funeral of Ira Barnhart. More survivors: two sisters, Mrs. C. M. STEWART of Gainesville and Mrs. S. W. GORDON of Clarendon, Texas, who was unable to attend the funeral.
Monday, January 21, 1924
E. D. ‘JACK’ BARNHART, age 68, died at his home on North Ritchie St., Monday morning following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. EUNICE BARNHART, three children, CLYDE, LEELLA and Mrs. ANGIE BEAN, and a brother WILLARD BARNHART. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon with Rev. A. J. HARRIS officiating, directed by G. J. Carroll, with burial at Fairview cemetery. Mr. Barnhart, a carpenter, was well known here, living in this city 25 years.
Thursday, March 24, 1924
Another obit for Jack Barnhart: he was born in Fulton County, Indiana, June 1858 where he lived until 1881 when he came to Texas, settling in the Spring Creek locality in Cooke County. After residing there some years, he moved to Gainesville where he was a carpenter and building contractor. Mr. Barnhart’s first wife died here several years ago then he married Mrs. ESQUE who survives him, besides his brother WILLARD BARNHART, and a sister Mrs. NISSIE PACKER of Rochester, Indiana.
Friday, May 21, 1920
Miss JULIA MAE BARNHART, sister of the little boy killed in an automobile accident here last Wednesday evening, arrived from Clarendon, Texas, where she is attending school. She was accompanied by her uncle, F. W. GORDON of Clarendon.
Mrs. J. W. CAMPBELL of Pampa, Texas, arrived here to attend the funeral of the little child of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. BARNHART, who was killed in an automobile accident last Wednesday night. The Barnhart family live in Pampa and are neighbors of Mrs. Campbell’s.
May 30, 1920
JOSEPH STUART BARNHART, little four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BARNHART of Pampa, Texas, who are here on a visit with Mrs. Barnhart’s sister, Mrs. J. W. PHILLIPS on East Main, was run down by an automobile last night and died on the way to the sanitarium a few minutes later. The accident occurred near the corner of South Denton St. and Main St., where the little fellow was crossing the street alone. Miss MARGARET COOPER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. COOPER, who was driving the car, died not the child in time to prevent the accident. The funeral will be held Friday morning from the residence of J. P. MCBEE on South Commerce with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
From another article: Mrs. BARNHART is a daughter of J. P. MCBEE of Gainesville.
Monday, June 6, 1921
IRA BARNHART left last night in response to a telegram about the serious illness of his brother, H. S. BARNHART at Pampa, Texas.
Monday, June 20, 1921
H. F. Barnhart
Mrs. IRA BARNHART received a message about the death of H. F. BARNHART at Pampa, Texas, early this morning. He was well known in Gainesville, resided in the Spring Creek community until 17 years ago when he moved to Pampa. Many relatives in this county survive him. IRA BARNHART and Mrs. G. F. STEWART of this city were with him when the end came.
November 7, 1921
Former Cooke Co. Citizen Died at Tipton, Okla.
JOSEPH BARTER of Tipton, Okla., died there May 31(?dates?). He was a resident of Cooke County for many years during which time, he resided on the old WITT farm south of Gainesville. WILL BRECKENRIDGE, who resides south of town and stepson of Mr. Barter, attended the funeral. Other relatives residing in this county are Mrs. OSCAR FOX, a daughter at Callisburg, and Mrs. W. J. WITT, a sister-in-law, of Gainesville.
Friday, June 3, 1921
Little Daughter of JOE BAULDWIN Died
NOLA, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOE BAULDWIN of Sivells Bend, died at the family home there last Sunday evening, an illness of diphtheria. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial at High Point cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Thursday, February 17, 1921
Oklahoma Furniture Manufacturer Died
J. M. BASS, Former Resident of Gainesville, Passed Away Last Night
The Register received a dispatch about the death last night in Oklahoma City of J. M. BASDS, formerly well known resident of Gainesville, member of the firm of BASS & HARBOUR, furniture dealers. Mr. Bass moved from here about 20 years ago, going to Oklahoma City. .. Mr. Bass has stores in Ardmore, Muskogee and El Reno. Death was the result of an operation for appendicitis in an hospital at Oklahoma City. Mrs. Bass is survived by his wife and one daughter. Burial will likely be in Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, April 2, 1924
Mrs. M. M. BASINGER
Mrs. M. M. BASINGER, pioneer citizen of Gainesville and Cooke County, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. CHARLES COCHRAN on West Broadway, Wednesday morning after a short illness. Mrs. Basinger was born April 5, 1847 in Cole County, Missouri and married M. M. Basinger in Missouri, August 31, 1870. They moved to Texas in 1875, settling in Cooke County. Mr. Basinger died February 2, 1913. Six children were born, only two of whom are living, Dr. W. I. BASINGER of Butler, Okla., and Mrs. COCHRAN of Gainesville. She is also survived by an adopted son, WILL BASINGER, of Gainesville. She was a consecrated Christian, a member of the Dixon St. Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at the Cochran residence, 400 West Broadway, Thursday afternoon with services conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Methodist Church. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: H. P. WARE, R. H. ALWOOD, Judge J. P. HALL, J. C. COX, PET CARR and R. S. CEARNAL.
Monday, March 10, 1924
Aged Woman Died
Miss ELLEN BATES, age 66, died at her home a few miles south of Gainesville, Sunday morning. She is survived by a brother, J. M. BATES of Decatur, and a niece, Mrs. ED BATES of 602 North Denison of Gainesville. Funeral services are incomplete. S. W. Gibson has charge.
Thursday, October 23, 1924
Mrs. DAN BAUM
Mrs. DAN BAUM, former well known citizen of Gainesville for many years, died at her home in Dallas, Tuesday afternoon, and funeral services were held there Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Baum came to Gainesville from Mississippi and, together with her family, resided here 40 years before moving to Dallas in recent years. Two years Mr. and Mrs. Baum celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband and eight children, Mrs. ESSIE ROSENBAUM of Demopolis, Alabama; HENRY BAUM of Ardmore, Okla., Mrs. SAM STRAUSS of Dallas, Mrs. NATHAN LAPOWSKI of El Paso, I. BAUM of Dallas, JOE BAUM of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. MAX ARANSON and GODFREY BAUM of Amarillo.
Saturday, January 10, 1920
Mrs. BETTIE BAUM
Mrs. BETTIE BAUM, age 52, died at her home here last night after an illness of two weeks. She is a sister of C. M. ROBINSON of Gainesville and had lived here about ten years. The remains were shipped to Farmersville Sunday and interment will be near her old home there Monday. She was a most excellent Christian woman.
Monday, November 15, 1920
Mrs. CORA BEARDEN
Mrs. CORA BEARDEN, about 45 years old, died at her home 2 miles northeast of Gainesville Sunday night. The funeral was held this afternoon with burial in Fairview cemetery with Rev. CHISM officiating. Mrs. Bearden is survived by her husband and seven children.
Thursday, October 16, 1924
ROBERT BEAN, age 62, a resident of Gainesville more than 30 years, tax collector and assessor, died at his home on East Garnett Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill heath for some time and death was hastened by a stroke of paralysis suffered Tuesday. He was found in a paralyzed condition by Mrs. Bean when she returned from church Tuesday evening and a physician was summoned. He is survived by his wife, one brother SAM BEAN of Gainesville and a sister in Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Thursday morning from the residence on East Garnett St., with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery with the Masonic lodge in charge of graveside services. S. W. Gibson directed. Active pallbearers: B. P. GARVEY, SANDY PARSONS, JOHN KEMPLIN, WALTER MCKINNEY, BRIEN BONNER and R. A. HAYS.
Thursday, April 7, 1921
Mrs. WAYNE BELDEN, age 78, died Monday morning at her home in New Berlin, New York. She is survived by her husband and three sons, all living in Texas, L. D. BELDEN and E. A. BELDIN of Fort Worth and K. P. BELDEN of Gainesville. Grandchildren: DUDLEY BELDEN, son of L. D. BELDEN, and NONA BELDEN, daughter of K. P. BELDEN. The funeral was held today. She also had a brother M. R. PENDEL. K. P. Belden left here early this week and arrived at the home of his mother Wednesday.
Thursday, May 4, 1922
Mrs. J. E. STAMM left this morning for Denison where her sister Mrs. L. E. BECKELMAN died Wednesday.
Monday, September 8, 1924
Aged Woman Died
Mrs. FRANCES BEAVER, age 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. CHARLES BROWN, of 600 N. Clements Sunday afternoon, general senility being the cause. Mrs. Beaver is survived by one son, G. S. BEAVER who lives in east Gainesville and one daughter, Mrs. Brown. Funeral services were held at the Grand Ave. Baptist Church Monday afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON, pastor, officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Thursday, September 11, 1924
Octogenarian Who Died Here Had 179 Direct Descendants of Four Generations
Mrs. FRANCES BEAVER, age 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. CHARLES BROWN of 606 North Clements last Sunday afternoon, is survived by 179 direct descendants of four generations. There are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. N. A. WOODS of Conway, Arkansas; Mrs. C. A. BROWN of Gainesville, J. C. BEAVER of Los Angeles, Calif., G. S. BEAVER of Gainesville and T. E. BEAVER of Oklahoma City. There are 58 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beaver was the mother of 12 children, 5 living, 7 dead. Mrs. Beaver was born in Forcythe County, Georgia, on October 19, 1838, and moved from that place to Texas in the fall of 1889, 35 years ago. Her death was caused by an injury from Sept. 4, when she fell from and broke her hip, suffering intense paint until her death.
Thursday, May 31, 1923
CHARLES HENDERSON of this city received a copy of the Dawson County Journal published at Lamesa, Texas, telling of the death of BERT BELCHER, which occurred at Lubbock on May 10. Mr. Belcher is a son of Capt. BELCHER, long since deceased, who was a prominent cattleman of Cooke County during the pioneer days. Capt. Belcher at that time owned one of the largest and most expensive homes in north Texas, later known as the Belcher Building, located on North Dixon and Belcher streets, used as a college, then torn down years ago. The side is now covered by the homes of Dr. HIGGINS, W. H. RILEY, LEE LEWIS and others. .. J. B. BELCHER died at Lubbock May 10. The body was brought to Lamesa for burial. Services were held in the Methodist Church Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. J. A. SCOGGINS of the Methodist Church at Seagraves. The body was laid to rest in the Lamesa cemetery. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BELCHER and a married sister of Plainview were present, as were Mr. and Mrs. A. H. LINDLEY of Seminole. Bert Belcher was a prominent character in west Texas. He was associated with his father in ranching and cattle raising, more recently a local agent for the Pierce Oil Corp. at Seminole and Seagraves where he made his home.
Thursday, September 30, 1923
IKE BELL, age 69, died Thursday morning in the home in the Bethany community, after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in the Bethany Baptist Church with Rev E. M. DUNSWORTH officiating. S. W. Gibson has charge.
Monday, January 31, 1921
Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BELL
The five weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BELL, former residents of Gainesville, died Sunday night at Fort Worth. The body was brought here and funeral services were held at the train depot, conducted by Rev. F. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church. She was their only child.
Monday, June 21, 1920
Mrs. ELIZABETH BECK, age 82, died Sunday afternoon at her home at the corner of Rockwall and Culberson streets. She was one of the pioneer citizens of Gainesville, residing here many years. Her husband died years ago. She is survived by two sons, WILL RINGGOLD and JOHN BECK of Gainesville and one daughter who lives in Washington state. Funeral services were held from the family home this afternoon with interment in Fairview cemetery.
Friday, September 26, 1924
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. WESLEY BENTLEY was buried here last Sunday.
Thursday, July 14, 1921
Death of Pioneer Paris Citizen
A telegram was received here today from Paris, which announced the death there early this morning of WILLIAM BELL, prominent citizen with relatives and friends here. Mr. Bell was 90 years old, one of the pioneers of North Texas. He was a Confederate soldier.. The immediate family survivors include a sister Mrs. BELLE NEW of near Honey Grove, a son, Hon. R. R. BELL of Oklahoma City, and a daughter Mrs. SARAH MALLORY of Paris. Two sons and a daughter preceded him in death. A sister, Miss HARRIETT BELL, became the wife of WILLIAM HOWETH and mother of the late W. W. HOWETH, former mayor and citizen of Gainesville.
Wednesday, August 3, 1921
Undertaker Carroll reports the death of WILLIAM HILL BELL, age 62, at his home in Myra yesterday afternoon with funeral services to be held in Myra this afternoon with interment in Reed cemetery.
July 18, 1921
The funeral of JOHN STRATTON BENTLEY, age 63, who died here Saturday night after a lingering illness, was held Sunday afternoon at Era with Rev. DUNN officiating. G. J. Carroll directed.
Friday, January 16, 1920
Mrs. MARGARET BECKELMAN is ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. STAMM on North Taylor St., with whom she resides. Her daughters, Mesdames GIMPLE and STEELE of Denison and son WILL are here to attend their mother.
Saturday, March 6, 1920
Mrs. Beckelman Died at Home of Her Son
Mrs. MARGARET BECKELMAN, age 70, died at the home of her son, HENRY B. BECKELMAN, on North Moran St., last night following an illness of some months. Mrs. Beckelman came to this country from Germany when 16 years old and, previous to locating in Cooke County, she resided in Kentucky. Forty-three years ago she and her husband bought a farm near Callisburg and resided there until her Mr. Beckelman’s death six years ago. She had since been living with her children. She is survived by nine children, Mesdames E. LINDECKER and J. E. STAMM of Gainesville, ROBERT GIMPLE and LOUIS STEELE of Denison; sons, CHARLES, JACOB, and HENRY BECKELMAN of Gainesville, WILLIAM of Sherman and LOUIS of Callisburg. Funeral services will be held from the home of Henry Beckelman of 611 Moran St., Sunday afternoon, arranged by G. J. Carroll. The following grandsons will be pallbearers: LEONARD LINDECKER, JOHNNY BECKELMAN, HENRY GIMPLE, GARRETT PFEIFFER, ROY GIMPLE and CHARLES STEELE.
Monday, August 16, 1920
LAWRENCE A. BENTLEY
LAWRENCE A. BENTLEY died this morning at El Paso where he had been several months for his health. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. SAM BENTLEY who resided here for some time. SAM BENTLEY died some here many years ago, and the mother is now wife of JAMES R. COLE of Tulsa, Okla. Lawrence Bentley was born and reared here but had lived in Tulsa for some years. He was 30 years of age and a member of the Methodist Church with a beautiful voice in church music. One of his favorite songs was ‘God, Be Merciful.’ He is survived by his wife of only a few months; his mother and stepfather Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cole of Tulsa, Okla., his grandmother Mrs. J. N. BASS, his cousin FRANK SMITH, an aunt Mrs. W. A. EASLEY of Ardmore, Okla., an uncle ALBERT A. BASS of Los Angeles, California, and other relatives.
Thursday, August 19, 1920
The remains of LAWRENCE BENTLEY, well known former Gainesville boy, who died last Monday at El Paso, will arrived here tomorrow and will be taken to the home of FRANK B. SMITH on West California St., where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon with burial in Fairview cemetery.
Saturday, August 21, 1920
Funeral of Lawrence Bentley
The funeral was held at the home of Frank Smith on West California St. this morning, conducted by Rev. J. F. PIERCE of the Denton St. Methodist Church. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: C. H. LEONARD, BEN THOMASON and FRANK SMITH of Gainesville, W. A. EASLEY of Ardmore, Okla., J. R. COLE Jr. of Baxter Springs, Arkansas, and HAROLD WALL of Tulsa. LAWRENCE A. BENTLEY was born Nov. 13, 1889 at Gainesville and joined the Methodist Church at age of 15 where he worked in the church and choir. He married Miss LAURETTA SIMMONS, a co-worker in the church, on Oct. 25, 1919, soon after his discharge from the Army at the close of the war. At the time of his death, he was a steward in the Boston Ave. Methodist Church at Tulsa, Okla. At El Paso, he was accorded a military escort from the chapel of the undertaking parlor, where services were conducted by Rev. KNICKERBOCKER, a former pastor of the deceased, then the American Legion escorted the casket to the train station.
Saturday, August 21, 1920
Mrs. WALTER REED of Dallas returned home after attending the funeral of her nephew, Lawrence Bentley.
Friday, March 7, 1924
Funeral services for CHESTER BENTLEY, age 25, who died in Birmingham, Alabama, last Tuesday, of pneumonia, will be held at Bolivar Saturday afternoon. The funeral was delayed to await the arrival of his sister, Mrs. O. M. REYNOLDS of California. Mr. Bentley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BENTLEY of Era and was manager of a shoe store in Birmingham. The remains arrived in Bolivar Friday morning and interment will be in the cemetery there. He is survived by his parents; five brothers and three sisters, Mrs. O. M. Reynolds of California, Misses HATTIE MAY and LELA BENTLEY of Era; ED R. BENTLEY of Fort Worth, ROBERT BENTLEY, C. E. BENTLEY Jr., and BILL BENTLEY of Era, RICAHRD BENTLEY of McAllen, Texas.
Tuesday, October 18, 1921
Father of Local Citizen Died at Whitesboro
C. H. W. BERTRAM, father of HENRY BERTRAM of Gainesville, died at his home in Whitesboro, last Monday, age 86. He was a pioneer of Grayson County and resided in Whitesboro many years. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bertram are in Whitesboro to attend the funeral there today.
Tuesday, March 15, 1921
Automobile Accident Fatal
AB BENTLEY, age 45, died last night at his home on North Clement, as a result of injuries received in a collision of automobiles on Grand Ave. more than a week ago, from which he never regained consciousness. Mr. Bentley was driving at considerable speed when another auto drove into the street from a yard, and when the collision seemed inevitable, the driver of the second car jumped from it and saved himself. Mr. Bentley was thrown from his car to the ground, striking his head, causing a slight fracture. He was taken to a sanitarium then later home. Mr. Bentley had been conducting a grocery store in the City Hotel building on east California St., came here from Oklahoma about a year ago, but had lived at Era where the remains were taken by S. J. Carroll for burial this afternoon. He is survived by his wife, eight sons and three daughters.
Monday, November 3, 1924
Pioneer Woman Died at Rosston
Mrs. ELIZA BERRY, age 81, one of the pioneer citizens of Cooke county, died at her home in Rosston Sunday evening. Mrs. Berry, well known in Gainesville, was the mother of Mrs. BAILEY INGLISH and LON BERRY, who was a democratic nominee for county tax assessor. Mrs. Berry was born in North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1843 and came to Cooke County many years ago. Her husband died in 1918. Funeral services were held at the family residence Monday afternoon with interment in the Rosston cemetery, directed by G. J. Carroll.
Thursday, November 2, 1922
Miss MARY BERWICK
Miss MARY E. BERWICK, age 67, died this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. JOE ROBINSON of 1502 North Weaver. Miss Berwick was a native of New York but had lived with her sister for some time. The funeral will be held at the residence Saturday morning and interment will be in Fairview arranged by G. J. Carroll.
Thursday, February 26, 1920
OLA GEORGE BENTON
Mrs. S. H. BENTON OF Dallas, age 25, nee OLA GEORGE, wife of SAMUEL H. BENTON who is assistant hotel manager of the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, died Tuesday morning at the Baptist Memorial sanitarium in Dallas, from double pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, a daughter IDA MAE; her mother Mrs. NEW R. JACKSON of Richmond, California; two brothers, LOUIS and RICHARD GEORGE and a small sister. The funeral arrangements are pending on the arrival of Mrs. Jackson from California. Mrs. Benton was reared in Gainesville and had been married to Mr. Benton only a short time. She formerly resided on West Main St.
Dallas, Feb. 28: Funeral services for Mrs. OLA BENTON, age 25, of 400 North Harwood, who died Tuesday in the Baptist Sanitarium, was held at the chapel of Charles F. Weiland Undertaking Co. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery, with Rev. GEORGE GILMOUR of the First Unitarian Church officiating. Survivors are her husband, SAM H. BENTON, her mother Mrs. N. R. JACKSON of Richmond, Calif., a daughter IDA MAY BENTON; two brothers and a sister. Pallbearers: E. E. COSTLEY, P. C. PARRISH, R. R. PENN, WILLIAM MIZE, FRANK MONTGOMERY, R. B. ELLIFRITZ, and H. M. COMPSON.
Friday, July 25, 1924
W. A. BERTRAM
After a brief illness of two days, W. A. BERTRAM, age 58, died Thursday afternoon at his home on Chestnut St. He was well known and highly respected in Gainesville. Mr. Bertram is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. NELLIE PIPER, Mrs. LANG, and S. BERTRAM all of Gainesville, a brother H. E. BERTRAM of Gainesville and a sister at San Antonio. Funeral services were held this afternoon by Rev. A. J. HARRIS with interment at Whitesboro cemetery arranged by G. J. Carroll.
Wednesday, January 16, 1924
GARFIELD BEST, age 42, a farmer living about six miles southeast of Gainesville, took his own life Tuesday afternoon, with a shotgun. He is survived by his wife and a little girl about six years old. Inquest over the body was held by judge J. P. HALL, acting as coroner, and a verdict of suicide was returned. It is stated that Best had been in ill health for several weeks, suffering influenza, unable to work. The funeral services were held at New Hope cemetery arranged by S. W. Gibson.
Tuesday, March 29, 1921
FRANK BIERMAN died at the family home on N. Grand Ave. this morning after a lingering illness of many months, age 50. He is survived by his widow and a sister who resides in Iowa.
Thursday, March 31, 1921
The funeral of FRANK BIERMAN was held from St. Mary’s Catholic Church this morning, conducted by Rev. Father KEALY. Interment was in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Mr. Bierman was long a resident of Gainesville and was the owner of considerable property here.
Pallbearers: WILL MERZBACHER, F. X. SCHAD, W. R. RILEY, WILLIAM KELLY, JOHN PULTE, and A. GOIKE.
Saturday, October 21, 1922
JOHN BIFFLE, age 52, died at his home on Throckmorton St. Friday night after a brief illness of dengue fever. Mr. Biffle was a native of Waynesboro, Tennessee and had been a resident of Gainesville several years, during which he was employed as a carpenter. Mr. Biffle made the race for constable of precinct in July primary on the democratic ticket and, upon the resignation of CHARLES COCHRAN, the former constable, Mr. Biffle was appointed to fill the unexpired term, had been acting in that capacity for two months. He is survived by his wife and three children, all of whom were present at the time of his death. Funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church and Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Interment in the Fairview cemetery arranged by S. W. Gibson. Active pallbearers: JIM BIFFLE, SAM BIFFLE, HOMER BELL, J. M. BELL, LEROY O’BRIEN and ALLIE FINLEY.
Monday, December 8, 1924
Miss HENRIETTA BILBO
Miss HENRIETTA BILBO, age 64, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. A .J. DAVIS of 917 North Weaver, Sunday afternoon, after an illness of several months. Miss Bilbo resided at Chickasha, Oklahoma and came to Gainesville for medical treatment three months ago. Funeral services were held at the Davis home Monday morning by Rev. G. A. LEINNORR(?_ of the Denton St. Methodist St., assisted by Rev. EUGENE C. MCCONLEY of the Dixon St. Christian Church, then the remains were shipped to Chickasha for burial, by S. W. Gibson. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. DAVIS, Miss SYBELLE BILBO and Mrs. R. L. RICHARDS of Chickasha, and one brother, G. A. BILBO of Kerrville, Texas.
Thursday, August 26, 1920
Former Gainesville Lady Passed Away
Mrs. GEORGE HOAG received a message this morning that Miss KITTIE MCQUILLAN at Palestine stating that her sister, Mrs. B. J. BIGGAN had died at her home there. Mrs. Biggan was the former Miss SADIE MCQUILLAN. At this writing, it is not known whether the remains will be shipped to Gainesville for interment or not.
Monday, Feb. 9, 1920
Mrs. MILLIE B. SIMS of Houston is here at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. MARY BIGGS, who is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. MURRAY on Pecan St.
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Mrs. MARY R. BIGGS, age 83, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. MURRAY of Gainesville. Her death came as a release of several months of suffering. Mrs. Biggs is survived by two sons and three daughters, J. C. BIGGS of Dodd City, JAMES BIGGS of Sherman, Mrs. LILY B. SIMS of Houston, Mrs. W. N. SADLER of Honey Grove, and Mrs. J. J. MURRAY of Gainesville. The remains will be taken to Honey Grove Thursday for burial by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: O. E. POWERS, Dr. BRYAN, EMMETT MARSHALL, I. BEASLEY, Dr. JENKINS and Dr. PRICE.
Monday, April 10, 1922
Mrs. C. B. BINFORD of Marysville died Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held from the family home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. D. SAULS, arranged by S. W. Gibson. Mrs. Binford died after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband and six children, her mother, Mrs. J. W. WORLEY, three sisters and two brothers. She was a sister of Mrs. G. W. HEDGES of Gainesville.
Wednesday, November 17, 1920
J. T. Bills
JOHN T. BILLS, veteran Santa Fe conductor, died at Temple this morning after an illness of stomach trouble and other ailments, treatment of which he went to Temple some weeks ago. Mr. Bills had been a resident of Gainesville many years. The funeral will be held in Farmersville, Texas, tomorrow, likely in charge of the Order of Railway Conductors, of which he was a member. Besides his wife and two sons, J. T. Jr. and HOWARD BILLS, there are other relatives.
Tuesday, December 26, 1922
WILL BIRD, eldest son of Mrs. GEORGE Y. BIRD of Gainesville, was buried in this city Tuesday morning. Mr. Bird died at his home at Davis, Oklahoma, Sunday afternoon where he had been in the mercantile business the past 28 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. The remains were brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. S. J. KENNERLY, from whose home the funeral was held. Besides his mother and sister and other relatives in Gainesville, those from a distance to attend were his wife and children, and Mr. and Mrs. EDGAR BIRD of Arlington, Dr. and Mrs. JESSE BIRD of Cement, Okla., GEORGE BIRD of Hobbs(?), Okla., and TOM BIRD of Chickasha, Okla. Rev. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers: H. P. WARE, JOHN GREGSON, R. H. ALWOOD, ARTHUR TEAGUE, H. S. HOLMAN, J. M. MAUPIN. G. J. Carroll had charge of local arrangements.
April 2, 1921
Pioneer Resident of Cooke County Died at Callisburg
A.R. ‘RUSS’ BIRDWELL, age 71, one of the pioneer citizens of Callisburg community, died at the family home last night. He had been sick since last Friday, heart trouble. Some years ago he married a daughter of the late G. A. MURRELL. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral was held this afternoon with burial at Callisburg.
Tuesday, June 20, 1922
HUGH BIRDWELL, one of the fast-diminishing Confederate veterans and a pioneer citizen of Cooke County, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. RUSS BIRDWELL Monday afternoon. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Callisburg, under the auspices of the Joseph E. Johnston U.C.V. Pallbearers: W. C. BROWN, W. S. MULLINIX, J. P. HALL, W. O. DAVIS, R. H. ALWOOD, R. J. BROWN, A. G. M. LAY, M. B. GARRETT, and H. L. EDWARDS. G. J. Carroll had charge.
Tuesday, September 2, 1924
WILLIAM BLACKBURN, age 55, well known here as a painter and craftsman, died at the sanitarium where he had been taken for treatment, Tuesday morning. He became critically ill Sunday and was moved from his parents’ home to the hospital Monday morning. He was born Dec. 11, 1869 and is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. P. BLACKBURN, and one son. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the home on East Broadway, Revs. EUGENE MCCONLEY and J. E. MURRELL officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Active pallbearers: TOM BARRENTINE, OWEN SAUNDERS, PAT WARE, BOB CEARNAL, R. A. BRASSART and EDGAR TURNER.
Friday, September 8, 1922
Marietta Monitor at Marietta, Love Co., Oklahoma
Mrs. MAMIE BLACK
Mrs. MAMIE BLACK, wife of IRBY M. BLACK, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. ALEXANDER, Monday night, after an illness of only a few days. One of the saddest features of her death is that she leaves a little baby only a week old. Her death is attributed to eclampsia. Mr. and Mrs. BLACK had resided in Vernon, Texas, the past few months. Mr. Black was engaged in mercantile business until a few days when he disposed of the business. Mrs. Black had been at the home of her parents for about six weeks. Mrs. Black was reared in Marietta and in February 1920, married IRBY M. BLACK, who also grew to manhood in this city. Mr. Black was engaged in business at Wichita Falls for some time, and during that time, Mrs. Black visited in Marietta. She was a member of the Church of Christ, 28 years old. She is survived by her husband, infant baby, her parents and two sisters. The sisters are Mrs. ED NOLEN of this city and Mrs. WILL CHENEY of Gainesville, both of whom were at her bedside. The funeral was held at the Alexander home Tuesday evening, conducted by Rev. CHISM of Gainesville and Rev. J. W. TREVETTE of this city (Marietta) with interment at Lake View cemetery.
Monday, January 10, 1921
JOHN A. BLACKBURN, single, age 48, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. BLACKBURN on North Dixon St. The funeral was held this Monday afternoon with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating. The local union of Painters and Paperhangers had charge of the service at the grave. He is survived by his parents, two brothers DICK and WILL, and a sister Mrs. RYAN of Houston. G. J. Carroll arranged for burial at Fairview cemetery. Mr. Blackburn was a painter and lived in Gainesville most of his life.
Wednesday, September 5, 1923
ED N. BLACKBURN, Former Mayor, Is Dead
ED N. BLACKBURN, age 55, a prominent educator in north Texas, secretary of the Retail Merchants Association and elected mayor of Gainesville in 1919, died at his home on North Clement Tuesday evening. He had been impaired health for some years. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Thursday afternoon.
ED BLACKBURN was a native of Kentucky and came, as a small child with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LEMUEL BLACKBURN, to Dallas County, Texas. He was born Oct. 31, 1867 and, 40 years ago, located in Cooke County, began teaching school for 14 years, then served in the county judge’s office which had charge of the county schools. He was elected county superintendent and held the office for ten years, voluntarily resigning, then went to Myra as school superintendent, where he served in 1916-17 term. While teaching school, Mr. Blackburn served on the State Board of Examiners. Moving back to Gainesville, he became secretary of the Retail Merchants Association, then was elected mayor of Gainesville in 1919, serving about a year when his health demanded that he retire from activity and seek rest which he did at some Texas health resorts. Members of the Masonic lodge will have charge of graveside services. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ANNIE G. BLACKBURN, a sister Mrs. W. L. BIRD of Davis, Okla., and a brother LEAKE L. BLACKBURN of Baird, Texas.
Rev. ROBERT POWELL of the First Baptist Church will officiate at the funeral to be held at the First Baptist Church, directed by G. J. Carroll.
(There are two other obits for E. N. Blackburn, same information.)
Saturday, September 8, 1923
LEAKE L. BLACKBURN, a former Cooke County citizen, reared in the county, but for the past 20 years, a prominent citizen and practicing attorney at Baird, Texas, who attended the funeral of his brother, the late E. N. Blackburn, will return home. Mr. Blackburn made a pleasant call to the Register office, coming to see his old time friend and former school teacher, J. T. LEONARD, and their meeting was one of mutual admiration.
Monday, August 13, 1923
Nephew of E. N. Blackburn Died in California
E.N. BLACKBURN of Gainesville received a telegram about the death of his nephew, JOHN BLACKBURN, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. BLACKBURN of Baird, Texas. The young man was spending the summer with his mother in California and died suddenly Sunday night. Mrs. E. N. BLACKBURN and Mrs. WILL BIRD of Davis, Okla., an aunt of the young man, will leaver tonight for Baird where the funeral will be held after arrival of the remains from California.
Thursday, March 6, 1924
Mrs. J. M. PATTON returned from Gainesville where she attended the funeral of her nephew, ARLIE BOYD BLAIR.
Monday, March 10, 1924
Card of thanks from the family of ARLIE BOYD BLAIR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. BLAIR.
Friday, March 14, 1924
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. BLAIR and son BAILEY and E. B. CAHOWA attended the funeral of little Arlie Boyd Blair at Gainesville Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 3, 1922
Mrs. FANNIE BLANKENSHIP
Mrs. FANNIE BLANKENSHIP, age 76, one of the pioneers of the county, died at her home south of Callisburg last Sunday. She leaves a family and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the family home Monday afternoon with Rev. C. A. WHEELER officiating. Interment was made at the Union Hill cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Thursday, March 29, 123
FRANK BLANKENSHIP, age 79, died at his home in the Spring Grove community Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held in the Union Hill school house Friday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM officiating. Interment will be in Union Hill cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Thursday, April 24, 1924
The two weeks old infant of Mr. and Mrs. JIM BLANKS died Wednesday and was interred in Walling cemetery Thursday.
Saturday, September 16, 1922
Mrs. JOSIE BLANTON
Mrs. JOSIE BLANTON, age 74, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. CON MONAGHAN, corner of Gunter and Hancock streets. Her death was from natural causes. Mrs. Blanton, a native of Tennessee, had been making her home with her daughter for several years. She is survived by several other children residing in Fort Worth and Denison. The funeral was held this afternoon, directed by G. J. Carroll.
Thursday, March 30, 1922
Capt. D. C. BLEVINS
Capt. D. C. BLEVINS, one of pioneers of the Saint Jo community, died at his home there today, according to a telephone message received by L. O. BLANTON of Gainesville. Mr. Blevins is known to many oldtimers of Gainesville. His funeral will be held at St. Jo Friday afternoon.
Tuesday, January 20, 1920
W. L. BLEWETT
WILLIAM L. BLEWETT, age 55, died suddenly at his home on North Grand Ave. this morning, due to heart trouble. Mr. Blewett had an attack of influenza several weeks ago, from which he never fully recovered. Mr. and Mrs. Blewett visited a neighbor last night, sitting until bedtime, retired at his usual time, then got up early this morning, complaining of pains in his chest. .. He was born in Kentucky, Sept. 8, 1864 and had lived in Texas most of his life, being in Gainesville several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, his stepmother, Mrs. LEAH BLEWETT of Gainesville, a cousin, WILLIAM BLEWETT of Gordon, Texas, but he was the last member of his immediate family. Arrangements are depending the arrival of Mrs. Blewett’s relatives from Somerville, Texas.
Wednesday, January 21, 1920
The funeral of W. L. Blewett was held from the home on North Grand Ave. this afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. J. HARRIS of Whitesboro and Rev. E. A. WESSON of Gainesville with interment in Fairview cemetery arranged by S. W. Gibson.
Wednesday, September 7, 1921
Body of Corporal JOSEPH BLOCK Will Be Buried Next Sunday at Lindsay
JOSEPH BLOCK received a telegram from Little Rock, Arkansas, advising him that the remains of his son, Corporal JOSEPH H. BLOCK, who was killed in action September 27, 1918, in the Argonne Forest, will arrive at Lindsay over the M.K.&T. train either tonight or tomorrow morning. Cpl. Block was the son of the one of the most prominent farmers near Lindsay and when war broke out, he was one of the first to answer the call of his country. He was the only boy from Lindsay to lose his life in the great world war. Funeral services will be held at the Lindsay Catholic Church with Rev. Father BERNARD Sunday, Sept. 11, in the afternoon. The American Legion will have part of the service.
(Two more articles about Cpl. Block with similar information.)
Monday, February 9, 1920
Mrs. GEORGE BLURTON
Mrs. GEORGE BLURTON, formerly of Gainesville, died last Saturday in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The remains were brought here yesterday by train and taken to the home of Mrs. IRA NELSON, sister of Mrs. Blurton. Funeral services were held there this morning and burial was made at Callisburg arranged by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, May 29, 1929
Miss LOICE BLYSTONE of Fort Worth, who was here during the illness and death of her grandmother, Mrs. SUSAN BLYSTONE, returned home Sunday afternoon.
Thursday, June 8, 1922
Brother of JOHN H. BLOCK Passed Away at Guthrie, Okla.
Lawton, Okla., June 3: GARRETT H. BLOCK, former mayor of Lawton and one of the leading Lawton business men, died Saturday night at a sanitarium at Guthrie, following a stroke of apoplexy. On account of his failing health, Mr. Block was taken to Guthrie about a week ago for treatment. The body was brought to Lawton Sunday. Mr. Block was born Dec. 22, 1853 at Akelsbar, Germany. He came to the United States at age of 16 and located with his parents at Greenville, Texas. He lived there until about 30 years ago, being in the lumber business. He came to Oklahoma a the opening in 1889, in the lumber business. He located at Hennessey where he served two years as mayor and operated a string of lumberyards in Kingfisher and Garfield Counties. At the opening of the Kiowa-Comanche country in 1901, he established a lumber yard at Lawton. He and Mrs. Black moved there three years later then established a string of lumberyards and hardware stores in southwest Oklahoma. In 1910, Mr. Block, associated with HENRY SCHAFFER of El Reno, took over the unfinished Midland Hotel after the original company failed and completed the building. He operated the hotel for years and still owned it at the time of his death. He actively engaged in managing his lumberyard here until a short time before his death. He had been associated with W. K. MILLER, owner of the Block-Miller Hardware Co. In 1912 he was elected mayor of Lawton on the Democratic ticket, defeating the late JAKE L. HAMON on the Republican ticket. … he was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, member of the Knights of Pythias, W. O. W., and Knights and Ladies of Security. He leaves his wife and daughter GRACE in his immediate family. Mr. Block was one of seven children, six of whom are still living: Mrs. ECKE WORK and JOHN BLOCK of Gainesville, Texas, HARMON BLOCK of Wise county, Texas, Mrs. R. A. MCCASLAND and Mrs. ANNA ROYCE of Quinlan, Texas, and Mrs. C. H. GRAHAM of Cushing, Okla.
Saturday, October 27, 1923
Funeral services for CHARLES BOATWRIGHT, Jr., 14 months old, who died Friday morning, were held at the family home on West Scott, this afternoon arranged by G. J. Carroll, with interment in Fairview cemetery.
Thursday, July 12, 1922
G. O. BREEDING received a message from his wife, who is in Cane Valley, Kentucky, announced the death of her father, C. BOHONEY there this afternoon.
Tuesday, October 18, 1921
ANDY J. BOLING
ANDY J. BOLING, formerly of Gainesville, died at his home in Marietta, Okla., Monday afternoon after an illness of a year or more. Surviving are his wife, three sons and three daughters. He lived in Gainesville some years before moving to Marietta some 20 years ago and while here, he engaged in cotton buying business. He served two years as city marshal about 25 years ago. The funeral was held at Marietta this afternoon with interment there.
Wednesday, January 14, 1920
Mrs. SARINA BOND
Mrs. SARINA JOHNSON BOND, age 65, died at her room on Gladys St., Monday night. She is survived by three sons, JOHN S. CALDWELL of Gainesville, RUBE CALDWELL of Fort Worth and L. CALDWELL. She had been a resident of this city many years. The remains were shipped to Woodbine by G. J. Carroll for interment in the Dye cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church.
Tuesday, May 20, 1924
Mrs. E. R. WAGONER and daughter Miss NELL, Mr. and Mrs. MUNROE CRUMLY and THEODORE CRUMLY / CRUMLEY returned from Paris where they motored to attend the funeral of Mrs. MARTHA BONE, sister of Mrs. WAGONER. Mrs. Bone was 75 years old and lived in Paris with a niece. The remains were buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery about 14 miles from Paris.
Monday, June 23, 1924
Mrs. R. C. Bone
Mrs. R. C. BONE, age 74, a resident of Gainesville about 45 years, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. L. PENNYPACKER, of Los Angeles, California, after a brief illness thought to be acute indigestion. Mrs. Bone had a light stroke of paralysis some months ago. Funeral arrangements are not complete today but Mr. and Mrs. L. F. BONE of Gainesville of Gainesville are expecting information. She will probably be buried here beside her husband who died five years ago. Mrs. Bone was an active worker in the First Presbyterian Church of which she had been a member since early girlhood. Her husband was in the dry goods business here for years. About five years ago, Mrs. Bone went to make her home with her daughter in Los Angeles, California. She visited here and was here several months last summer. She is survived by six children, Mrs. G. L. PENNYPACKER of Los Angeles, Mrs. C. C. BRADY of El Paso, Mrs. H. O. NEWTON of Wichita Falls, FRANK BONE of Hereford, Texas, R. C. BONE formerly of Gainesville now of Childress, and L. F. BONE of Gainesville.
Thursday, June 26, 1924
The remains of Mrs. R. C. Bone Sr. will reach Gainesville over the Santa Fe train Friday night and the funeral will be held from the First Presbyterian Church Saturday morning, conducted by Dr. R. E. JOINER.
Friday, June 27, 1924
Pallbearers for Mrs. Bone: W. B. KINNE, WILLIAM TYLER, G. W. BRADLEY, S. J. KENNERLY, HENRY FRASHER and W. W. LEVERETT.
Monday, June 18, 1923
C. A. Bosley
The funeral services of CLIFFORD A. BOSLEY, age 32, who was shot and killed Friday afternoon on the LUSCHE farm 15 miles northeast of town by B. C. BARNEY, tenant farmer, were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. DICK BOSLEY on South Lindsay St. Services conducted by Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church. The services at Fairview cemetery were conducted by the Dennis-Anderson Post of the American Legion, of which Holman acted as chaplain. Ex-soldiers acted as pallbearers. Bosley is survived by his wife, parents, several brothers and sisters.
Saturday, June 15, 1823
B. C. BARNEY Surrendered to Jailer
CLIFFORD A. BOSLEY, age 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. DICK BOSLEY of South Lindsay St., was killed Friday afternoon by B. C. BARNEY, age 48, tenant farmer on the Lusche farm 15 miles northeast of town. A shotgun was fused. ..Barney set out on foot for Gainesville and walked five miles before he was picked up and brought to town by car. He went to the county jail and surrendered to the jailer JACK HELM. .. Until recently, Bosley conducted a second hand furniture store on California St. near Pecan Creek bridge. ..Barney was under the impression that he had only wounded Bosley… The quarrel was over the occupation of the farm. Bosley had rented the place months ago and subrented it to Barney, later Bosley is said to have bought the place and ordered Barney move off the land. Mr. and Mrs. Barney were picking berries when Bosley approached them and said he would fill Barney full of shot….
Friday, October 24, 1924
Former Local Attorney Died
THOMAS BOSSON, formerly well known local attorney, who was a partner of city attorney W. L. BLANTON, died several days ago at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to a letter received by JESS CUNNINGHAM, secretary of the local Elks lodge, from the lodge secretary at Indianapolis. Mr. Bosson left here years ago.
Tuesday, December 21, 1920
Father of Rev. Bounds Died
A message was received today by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, about the death of his farther W. F. BOUNDS. W. F. Bounds died at Coalgate where he was a resident for 15 years. He was 74 years old and died from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Bounds lived in Collin County, Texas before moving to Oklahoma. He was an ex-Confederate soldier and was held in high esteem. Rev. Bounds will leave tonight for Coalgate.
Thursday, August 14, 1924
Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 14: GRADY WATKINS, age 29, of Nashville, Arkansas, and LLOYD BOWERS, age 40, of Fort Worth, were killed last night when an auto in which six cotton buyers were riding, overturned near San Benito. ROBERT BOSWORTH of Fort Worth, another occupant of the car, suffered a crushed chest and severe bruises. Another man was slightly hurt.
LLOYD BOWERS, age 40, cotton buyer and former resident of Gainesville, was killed in an automobile accident near San Benito, Texas, Wednesday night, according to the Associated Press dispatches received by the Register from Brownsville. Mr. Bowers was in the cotton buying business while living in Gainesville but left here ten years ago.
Monday, March 20, 1922
Mrs. MARY BOWLES
Mrs. MARY JANE BOWLES, wife of B. J. BOYLES, age 63, died Sunday afternoon at the family home at 1221 Culbertson St., Gainesville. Mrs. Bowles is survived by her husband and four children, Mrs. T. J. WILKINSON of Sivells Bend, T. A. BOWLES of Gainesville, Mrs. T. S. WALLACE of Lamkin, Texas, and Mrs. W. R. JACKSON of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon with Revs. FOUNT JONES and R. L. POWELL officiating. G. J. Carroll had charge.
Thursday, March 23, 1922
C. R. RUNKLE and family of Caldwell, JOHN SPEARS and family of Taylor, Mrs. PHIL WALLACE of Lamkin, Mrs. HELLA IRICK of Pilot Point, and T. K. WILKINSON and family of Sivells Bend attended the funeral of Mrs. D. J. BOWLES.
Tuesday, February 6, 1923
Relative of Local Woman Died at Woodson
Mrs. C. N. JONES received a letter from her brother, W. D. BOYD, of
Woodson, Texas, stating his wife had died recently. Mr. Boyd was reared in Cooke County. Besides her husband, Mrs. Boyd is survived by four small sons.
Friday, January 26, 1923
Mrs. T. J. BOXLEY
Mrs. TOM J. BOXLEY, age 68, died at her home, 716 East Main, this morning after several months illness. Mrs. Boxley is survived by her husband, one son FRED BOXLEY of El Paso and one daughter Miss MARGARET BOXLEY of the family home. She was the daughter of the late FRANK CARPENTER and was born at Gainesville where she spent most of her life. She was an aunt of Mrs. JOE BOOZER of Gainesville. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the residence with Rev. TOM CUNNINGHAM of the Southern Presbyterian Church officiating. Pallbearers: W. O. DAVIS, JAMES BEATTIE, H. P. WARE, J. T. LEONARD, W. J. WITT and Dr. P. P. STARR. G. J. Carroll undertaker.
Tuesday, March 15, 1921
The remains of C. O. BOYD were shipped to Pilot Point this morning for burial, accompanied by a niece. Mr. Body committed suicide at the sanitarium here Sunday morning. He was reputed to a wealthy resident of Pilot Point.
Monday, April 5, 1920
CHARLES BOYD, well known business man, local representative of the Willard storage battery, is in critical condition at his home in East Gainesville. He was stricken with pneumonia.
Tuesday, April 6, 1920
The public library will be closed until Thursday on account of the death of CHARLES BOYD, who was a relative of the librarian.
Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD HARRISON of Tulsa, relatives of Mrs. CHARLES BOYD, arrived to attend the funeral of the late Charles S. Body.
Wednesday, April 7, 1920
Funeral of C. Boyd
The remains of CHARLES S. BOYD were laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery. Funeral services were held from the family home on North Grand Ave. this morning with Rev. L. L. SWANN of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiating. Active pallbearers: ISOM BEASLEY, C. J. WISE, FRANK COBBLE, JAMES RALPH BELL, TOM CHEANEY, C. F. CONRAD of Marietta. G. J. Carroll undertaker.
EDWIN HARRISON, son of the late Dr. HARRISON, was here from Houston to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, CHARLES BOYD.
FRANK BOYD and his sister, Mrs. BESSIE GRAHAM of Waco attended the funeral of their brother CHARLES BOYD.
Mrs. H. O. WILLIAMS arrived from St. Louis, several hours too late to attend the funeral of her brother, Charles Boyd.
Friday, January 25, 1924
Died in Ardmore
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. BOYER went to Ardmore, Okla., today to attend the funeral of his brother, R. L. BOYER, who died there last Thursday from an injury sustained sometime ago from a fall on ice during the last heavy freeze. The funeral took place this afternoon.
Thursday, April 22, 1920
CLAUDE BOYER Badly Burned at Wichita Falls
CLAUDE BOYER, principally reared in Gainesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. BOYER of Witherspoon St., is in a hospital at Wichita Falls, severely burned, little hope for recovery. Boyer was a radio operator in the Navy during the war…. Blown through the door into the draughtsmen’s room by a gas explosion early Wednesday morning, which wrecked the telegraph and telephone offices of the Texas Company on the 5th floor of the First Nationals Bank, CLAUDE T. BOYER, night telegraph operator, with his clothing aflame… he took the emergency fire extinguisher and turned on the hose, probably preventing a serious fire… dragged himself down five flights of stairs through the empty building, to the basement where his calls for help were heard… taken to the hospital… His wife was in Dallas at the time and notified by telephone.
Thursday, April 29, 1920
CLAUDE BOYER Died from Burns
CLAUDE BOYER, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. BOYER of Gainesville, died in Wichita Falls Wednesday night from the burns received in the explosion some days ago…The remains will arrive here this evening and taken to his parents’ home from which place the funeral will occur tomorrow, directed by S. W. Gibson.
Friday, April 30, 1920
The funeral will not be held until Sunday, waiting the arrival of his sister, Mrs. HAZEL FREDELL of Kelvin, Arizona. He is also survived by another sister and three brothers, Mrs. W. W. DEQUASIE of Idabel, Okla., and CARL, FERMAN and OLIN BOYER of Gainesville.
Monday, May 3, 1920
HARRY GRIGSBY of Hope, Arizona, former Gainesville boy and son of TOM GRIGSBY, was here to attend the funeral of CLAUDE BOYER.
Saturday, May 1, 1920
The funeral of Claude Boyer will be held from the residence of the parents’ home at 1101 Witherspoon, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. DENNIS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Fairview cemetery. He leaves his wife, father, mother and some brothers and sisters. Pallbearers; LEO KUEHN, WILLIAM HENDERSON, ROY EDMONDSON, ARTHUR ALAGOOD, HIX BURNSIDE, and FELIX LEACH.
Tuesday, October 16, 1923
FAIN BRACKEN Found Injured
With an ugly gash across the side of his head and bruises about the face and body, in a dazed condition, FAIN BRACKEN, about 40 years old, was found lying along side the Katy railroad tracks south of East Garnett St. crossing, Tuesday morning. Speculation was he was struck by a passing train. He was found by JACK MITCHELL who resides in the vicinity of Bracken’s home on South Grand Ave. He had made some purchases at uptown stores and the article were found near where Bracken was lying on the ground.
Wednesday, October 17, 1923
FAIN BRACKEN has fractured skull and broken neck.
Thursday, October 18, 1923
Fain Bracken died here Thursday. He was a laborer and resided here some years. He is survived by his mother, one sister and some brothers. G. J. Carroll has charge.
Friday, October 19, 1923
The funeral of FANE BRACKEN, who died of injuries sustained from an unknown cause, were held at the residence on South Grand Ave. Friday afternoon with Rev. FOUND JONES, Baptist minister, officiating…. EDWARD FANE / FAINE BRACKEN was born Sept. 15, 1888 at Marysville, Cooke County, Texas and resided in the county all his life. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. NETTIE BRACKEN; brothers and sisters, Mrs. MABEL WILSON of Denison, Mrs. NAOMI LAUGHLIN of Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. LENA BRUHIN of Denison, Miss EULALIA BRACKEN of Bonham, ROY, JAKE and FRANK BRACKEN of Gainesville. Interment was in Fairview cemetery by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: J. W. DAVIS, NEAL SHADY, JOHN MCCARTY, LUTHER BELL, JACK HELM and MARSHALL GERMANY.
December 24, 1923
Former Resident Buried in City
Mrs. SARAH BRADLEY, age 82, died at her home of son-in-law, G. D. ROGERS at Sweetwater last Friday. Mrs. Bradley was formerly a resident of Gainesville and her husband lived here when he died in 1893. The remains arrived over the train and funeral services were held at the Fairview cemetery, conducted by Rev. E. M. DUNSWORTH and Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradley was an own cousin of Mark Twain. G. J. Carroll had charge.
Tuesday, April 8, 1924
Father BRADY of St. Mary’s Catholic Church here received a telegram about the death of his father Sunday in Ireland.
Wednesday, October 22, 1924
Bloomfield, Oct. 20: O. C. ‘DADDY’ BREWER, an old resident of this community, 92 years old, died at his home Wednesday afternoon and was buried in Bloomfield cemetery Thursday. A large number from here attended the service.
Friday, March 7, 1924
Husband of Former Local Woman Died
ED BRANCH, son-in-law, of W. H. RUBUSH of Fort Worth, former well known local citizen, died in El Paso on Friday, Feb. 20, according to a letter received by the Register from Mr. Rubush. Mr. Branch was well known here, having married Miss ALICE RUBUSH here some years ago. They went to Elk City, Oklahoma soon after their marriage. Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon in Temple where he was reared.
Friday, June 24, 1921
CATHERINE ORLEAN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEROY BRIDGES, died Friday night at the family home on South Taylor, whooping cough given as the cause. The funeral was held this afternoon.
Monday, January 8, 1923
JAMES E. BRAMBLE, age 62, one of pioneer citizens of Gainesville, ended his life with a revolver… at his home on the corner of Denton and Broadway. Undertaker Gibson has charge. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Bramble home under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias lodge of which he was a member for many years. Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church will officiate. Mr. Bramble had been in ill many years, but for the past few months, had failed rapidly. Mr. Bramble is survived by one daughter, Mrs. SAM JOHNSON of Oklahoma City, who was here to visit her father.
Tuesday, January 9, 1923
Funeral of James E. Bramble
JAMES E. BRAMBLE was born in Joplin, Missouri, Dec. 22, 1862, and was 61 years old. He came to Gainesville when a young man and served several times on the city council. He had been a member of the Elks and Knights of Pythias lodges for years. He was the owner of considerable real estate, including residences on Broadway and North Denton streets. His daughter, Mrs. LOLA JOHNSON of Oklahoma City, her husband, and two children, THAD and GWENDOLYN survive. Interment was at Fairview cemetery. Active pallbearers: FRANK CUMMINS, WILSON GILBERT, GEORGE T. YATES, PAUL GALLIA, P. L. DICKERMAN, and ROY DICKERMAN.
Monday, May 3, 1920
Little Child Fatally Injured
CHARLINE FERN, 17 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BRASWELL, was fatally injured Saturday afternoon by falling from a second story window to the pavement at the family home on Rusk St., just north of Dickerman drug store, dying 3 hours later at the sanitarium. The screen over the window had been left unhooked by someone and the little girl happened to lean against the screen, toppling out of the window. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. R. L. POWELL and interment was at Fairview cemetery.
Thursday, April 21, 1921
ANNIE ORR BREEDING, age 68, died at the home of her son, G. O. BREEDING of 318 Pecan, this morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the residence, with G. J. Carroll in charge.
Friday, April 22, 1921
The funeral of Mrs. G. O. BREEDING was held this afternoon from the home of her son, G. O. BREEDING, on Pecan St. Mrs. Breeding died Thursday morning after a residence in Gainesville more than 20 years. She had been in feeble health the past two years. Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiated with interment at Fairview cemetery.
Card of thanks: GUY O. BREEDING and family, I. T. ORR and D. T. ORR.
Tuesday, August 14, 1923
Mrs. WALTER BRIDGES
Mrs. WALTER BRIDGES, nee VIOLA CLARE THOMAS, died suddenly at her home in Dallas Tuesday morning after an illness of several weeks. She had been visiting her mother, Mrs. ADDIE THOMAS in Gainesville, and only returned home. She was 29 years old. She was formerly an employee of the local Bell Telephone Co. Besides her husband who is an employee of the Hubig Tire Co. at Dallas, she is survived by her son about 9 years old, her mother Mrs. Addie Thomas of 223 Craven St.; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. BATES and Mrs. A. A. PARKER of Gainesville; four brothers, F. C., A. B., and WESLEY THOMAS of Gainesville and A. C. THOMAS of Sanger. The remains will be brought here Wednesday morning, taken to her mother’s home on Craven St., where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Her husband is formerly of Gainesville and a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BRIDGES.
Thursday, November 4, 1920
Died in Alabama
Miss BETTIE BRIGGS, who resided in Gainesville many years long ago, a sister of Mrs. J. W. CALLOWAY, and with whom and family she lived while residing here, died at her home in Alabama some time back. She was aunt of the former Miss THYRZA CALLOWAY, now of Washington, and for several years, a teacher in the local public schools.
Tuesday, November 6, 1923
W. R. BRIGHT
W. R. BRIGHT, age 68, died at his home on East California near Pecan Creek Bridge Monday evening after an illness of several weeks. He is survived only by his wife. Mr. Bright was born in Indiana, and came from there to Cooke County about 25 years ago. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the residence. A. E. KOON will officiate. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Wednesday October 29, 1924
Child of Former Local man Killed
CHARLINE BRILEY, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRED BRILEY, who was killed by a train at Denison some days ago, formerly lived here with her parents. Mr. Briley was connected with the N. J. PARRIS shoe shop for some time. From the Denison Herald: Little Charline Briley, age 5, died Sunday when she was truck by a passenger train on the Southern Pacific RR at the Monterey St. crossing in South Denison…. Mr. and Mrs. FRED H. BRILEY, the parents, resided at 100 West Munson St. Mr. Briley is a world war veteran and employed at the Simms shoe repair shop. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist church this morning. Interment took place near Gordonville this afternoon, arranged by Short-Murray, undertakers.
Friday, August 27, 1920
Funeral of Pioneer Citizen
R. H. BRISCOE, pioneer and honored citizen of Gainesville, died last night at his home on Schopmeyer St., age 85. Mr. Briscoe came here in 1880, 40 years ago. He is survived by his widow, and six children: WALTER BRISCOE, Mrs. R. L. GREER, and Mrs. T. B. KEEL of Gainesville, GEORGE BRISCOE of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. A. J. THOMAS of Sherman and C. T. BRISCOE of Abington, Virginia. The funeral is announce for tomorrow morning at the residence of his father-in-law, R. L. GREER, on 2nd St. with Rev. JOHN MCCALL of Hugo, Okla., officiating. G. J. Carroll has charge with interment at Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: Dr. T. C. CHANDLER, J. F. MORRIS, OLIVER THOMAS, H. P. WARE, JOHN GREGSON, and P. M. MCCORMICK.
Tuesday, April 17, 1923
The funeral service for LOUIS BRINGMAN, age 68, pioneer citizen of Gainesville, who died at his home on North Grand Ave. Sunday night, were held at the residence this morning. His Masonic lodge had charge. Rev. MINOR BOUNDSA of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Bringman lived in Gainesville the past 47 years, 25 of which he served as a peace officer, first as city policeman, then deputy sheriff, elected and served three terms as sheriff. He is survived by his wife and two sons, PAUL of Gainesville and JACK of Hope, Ark., all of whom attended the funeral. Pallbearers: H. P. WARE, WHITE WALKER, W. L. WOODS, GEORGE LEACH, JOHN MAHAN, and SAM STANSBURG. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Friday, December 7, 1923
Mrs. O. N. BRISCOE Died at Home Here; Son-in-law Killed at Hedley Thursday, Double Funeral Here
Mrs. O. N. BRISCOE, age 62, died at her home on Belcher St., Friday morning, following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Briscoe’s death occurred about 18 hours following the death of her son-in-law, J. M. GREEN, at Hedley, Texas. Mrs. Green was here at the bedside of her mother when the news of her husband’s death reached her. A joint funeral will be held Saturday morning at the Briscoe home on Belcher St. with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church, and Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church officiating, with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Mrs. Briscoe had resided here many years. She was a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church since her marriage in 1882. Her husband, a Confederate veteran, preceded her in death some 19 years ago. She is survived by the following children: BESSIE, WILMER, EVA, LUTIE, LILLIAN and JOE BRISCOE, and Mrs. J. M. GREEN and six grandchildren.
Mr. Green, superintendent of the Dishman Gin co., was killed just before noon Thursday in a gin accident, his head crushed in the gin machinery. He was a gin machinery expert and formerly lived in Dallas and Gainesville. He was born at Wills Point, Texas, Feb. 7, 1881 and since age 19, a member of the Christian Church. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, prominent in circles. The local Masonic lodge and the Tannehill lodge of Dallas will have charge of services for Mr. Green. Mr. Green is survived by his wife and five sons, JIM, GROVER, WILMER, DAVID and EDWARD; three sisters, Mrs. W. R. HOWELL of Wills Point, Mrs. ELIZABETH LANE of Fort Worth, and Mrs. J. B. POINDEXTER of Alvarado; two brothers, GUY B. GREEN of Dallas and GROVER GREEN of Fort Worth.
Saturday, December 8, 1923
Double funeral for Mrs. Briscoe and her son-in-law, J. M. Green.
Tuesday, April 1, 1924
J. T. BROCKMAN
J. T. BROCKMAN, well known citizen of Gainesville for the past 25 years, died at his home on East Belcher, Tuesday afternoon, following a short illness. Mr. Brockman had been in bad health the past two years. He was born at Rome, Georgia, 69 years ago, coming to Texas about 25 years ago. For many years, he was employed by the North Texas Compress Co. here. He is survived by his wife, and four daughters, Mrs. A. W. DESEE of Greenville, Texas; Mrs. WILL YELVERTON of Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. IDA RADOBOUGH of Bochita, Okla., and Mrs. CLARENCE ENNOS of White Deer, Texas.
Wednesday, April 2, 1924
The funeral service will be held Thursday morning with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating…He was born April 16, 1854 in Rome, Georgia, and came to Texas in 1870, reared to manhood at Farmersville, Texas. On Dec. 22, 1880, he married Mis KATIE ANNO. The following children were born: Mrs. BERTHA BARRETT, deceased; Mrs. ELSIE TURNEY of Quanah, Texas; Mrs. MARGARET RADABAUGH of Bochita, Okla., Mrs. ANNE YELBERTON of Farwell, Texas; Mrs. MYRTLE DEFEE of Greenville, Texas; SHERMAN FRANK BROCKMAN who died at Camp Dix, New Jersey during the World War; Mrs. EMMA ENNOX of White Deer, Texas. Mr. Brockman is also survived by a sister, Mrs. MAGGIE HUMPRHIES of Healdton, Okla.; brothers, GEORGE BROCKMAN of Sacramento, Calif., and MARK BROCKMAN of Henrietta, Texas, and two nieces, Mrs. ROY S. HERRING of Dallas and Miss CONSTANCE BROCKMAN, a student at C.I.A. at Denton. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson. Pallbearers: ED HARPER, R. L. EVANS, L. F. GRAY, IRA RADABAUGH, FRANK THEOBOLD, and B. C. DERRICK.
Monday, February 5, 1923
Word was received here from Miss. LUELLA ROBBERSON and Mrs. G. A. BIGGS about the death of their sister, Mrs. JESS BROWN, at Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Miss Robberson and Mrs. Biggs left Friday to be with their sister. She was buried at Wynnewood this afternoon.
Monday, October 13, 1924
CLARENCE F. BROWN Jr., 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE BROWN Sr., residing on Blackwood St., died Sunday morning. Funeral services were held in Fairview cemetery Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. FRANK MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating, arranged by G. J. Carroll.
Monday, April 21, 1924
Rev. B. J. BROWN, Pioneer Colored Preacher
Rev. B. J. BROWN, for 23 years pastor of the Mount Olive (Colored) Baptist Church at Gainesville, died Sunday night in Dallas. He was 61 years old and is survived by his wife and six children, all of whom reside in Gainesville. Rev. Brown was one of the best known negro educators in Texas, being president of the North Texas College at Denison at the time of his death, and former president of the I. & M. College of Fort Worth for four years. A remarkable coincidence in connection with his death is the fact that the congregation here of his church here closed a week’s celebration in honor of his 23rd anniversary as their pastor Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, October 18, 1921
Mrs. B. B. BROWNING
The funeral of Mrs. B. B. BROWNING was held this afternoon at the home of W. B. KINNE on South Grand Ave. with Rev. R. E. JOINER of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Mrs. Browning, age 25, resided on a farm southeast of Valley View. Her death occurred Monday afternoon following an extended illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM GILLUM, formerly of Gainesville now at Valley View. The remains were brought to the home of Mr. Kinne, family friend, with burial at Fairview cemetery.
Saturday, October 22, 1921
In Memory of Mrs. B. B. Browning
Mrs. IDA MAY BROWNING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. GILLUM, was born at Lois in this county, August 9, 1888. She converted when 17 years old and was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. On Nov. 22, 1917, she married B. B. BROWNING and two daughters were born to them, KATHERINE age 3, and LA VERNE age three months. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, her parents, and one brother, J. W. GILLUM.
Saturday, May 1, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. GARNER received the news of the death of Mrs. LYDIA BROYLES, mother of W. C. BROYLES, who had lived in Gainesville for the past 12 years, but recently moved to McAllen. She was nearly 70 years old and died after a brief illness.
Friday, March 2, 1923
S. C. BRUCE
S. C. BRUCE, age 69, died this morning at his home two miles east of Gainesville after a lingering illness. He is survived by three grown sons, T. B. and G. H. of Cooke county, and JOHN M. of Childress; three brothers, J. M. and D. W. who reside near Gainesville, and T. W. of Bomar, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM officiating. Burial will be made in Nelson Grove cemetery, directed by S. W. Gibson. Mr. Bruce was a well known truck and fruit grower, having resided in the county for some time, marketing his products here. A strange coincident is connected with his death, exactly 21 years ago, practically the same hour, Mr. Bruce’s wife died, leaving several small children. He has been a widower since.
Monday, March 5, 1923
S. C. Bruce Buried
The funeral of S. C. BRUCE, 69, was held Saturday afternoon with interment in Nelson Grove cemetery. Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiated.
Friday, November 11, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. HAMES arrived from Pilot Point yesterday, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Hames’ mother, Mrs. S. E. BRYANT of Dallas, who died there Tuesday following an operation and the remains were taken to Pilot Point, her old home, for interment.
Thursday, February 24, 1921
Capt. G. W. BRYSON
Capt. GEORGE W. BRYSON, age 84, one of the oldest citizens of Gainesville in point of residence, died last night at his home on North Dixon, after a lingering illness. Years ago, he was a cattleman. Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife and four children, two sons and two daughters. One daughters is in California…. Active pallbearers: Judge HALL, R. E. MCCARTY, FRED FRASHER, PAT WARE, JACK HOWETH, and A. E. KOON. Honorary bearers: D. T. LACY, Dr. HIGGINS, H. W. STARK, SAM KING, J. Z. KEEL, J. R. M. PATTERSON, JIM GLADNEY, A. G. PFAFF, RAFE PIPER, AB BOOTS, Judge HOLMAN, J. T. LEONARD, J. M. POTTER, BEN GARVEY and W. C. BROWN.
Monday, February 18, 1921
The remains of the G. W. BRYSON are at rest today in the Fairview cemetery where they were laid Sunday afternoon. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Revs. R. L. POWELL and A. J. HARRIS officiating. GEORGE WASHINGTON BRYSON was born at Fayette, Missouri, November 1, 1836. Mr. Bryson married Miss JOSEPHINE MUNDY of Mexico, Missouri, on May 25, 1870. They moved to Gainesville, Texas in 1880 and resided here since, where they reared a family of five children. In 1886, Mr. Bryson joined the First Baptist Church. Enlisting in the Confederate Army at Centerville, Missouri in 1861, Mr. Bryson was made a captain in Gen. PRICE’S command and served in many battles in Tennessee and Kentucky. When the war closed, Mr. Bryson entered the cattle business and continued in that vocation until his health failed him years ago. At one time he served as county treasurer. He is survived by his widow and five children, ROBERT BRYSON of Rocky Ford, Colorado; ZED BRYSON of Ranger, Texas; Mrs. EUGENE SCHELLENGE of Venice, California; Mrs. JNO. HELTON of Willow Bar, Okla., and Mrs. HOMER SMYTHE of Oklahoma City.
March 9 or 10, 1920
G. A. BUCKALOO, age 50, citizen of Whitesboro, killed himself at his home there this morning. A. bottle of carbolic acid was found near the body. Domestic trouble is alleged to have led to the suicide.
Tuesday, November 8, 1921
WILL BUDLONG, one of the county’s widely known farmers, died at a sanitarium here today, following a very severe illness with bladder trouble. He was stricken last Sunday morning and all medical aid was attempted. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Budlong home 4 miles south of town on the Valley View road. The remains will be taken to the Barnhart cemetery for services, conducted by Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church. He is survived by his wife and two children. G. J. Carroll directed.
Monday, April 30, 1923
Former Gainesville Citizen
Rev. E. V. COLE received a telegram Monday morning about the death of W. H. BUMPASS at Forest City, Arkansas, last Saturday night. Mr. Bumpass formerly resided in Gainesville, leaving here a year ago for Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Mr. Bumpass was a former member of the Denton St. Methodist Church. Rev. Cole will likely officiate at the funeral to be held at Ardmore, Okla., Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 20, 1921
Former County Citizen
J. W. BURGESS, a former Cooke County citizen who resided in the Valley View community, died at his home at Tulia, Texas, last Saturday, where he had been living since 1907. He was 70 years old and settled in Cooke County in 1893. He was the father of Mrs. J. M. VANDERSLICE of this city.
Tuesday, July 12, 1921
J. F. MORRIS returned home last night from Marietta, where he attended the burial of W. L. BUDD, who died near Dexter, Sunday, age 21. The Morris and Budd families have been neighbors there for about 50 years.
Tuesday, September 18, 1923
F. J. BUNDSCHUH
F. J. BUNDSCHUH, age 68, died at his home on North Weaver, Monday night after a long illness. He was stricken with paralysis about a year ago. He was born in Austria-Hungary, and came to America in the days when sail boats were used for trans-Atlantic trips. He settled in Alabama on his arrival and came to Gainesville from there about 40 years ago. He followed the trade of cabinet and carriage maker, conducted a planing mill on East Broadway for years. After the establishment of Producers’ Refinery here, he was connected with that industry, employed there until he became ill. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Miss MARY of Gainesville and Sister MARY ALFRED of St. Louis; two sons, ANDREW and LEO, both of Dallas. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father J. A. KEALY conducting the service. Interment will be at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Saturday, March 26, 1921
STEVE BURKE, an evangelist of national reputation, died here Friday night following an operation for gall stones. Mr. Burke came to Gainesville two weeks ago from Kansas City, Kansas, having just finished a revival meeting at the Grandview Park Presbyterian Church there. He was engaged in a similar enterprise at the First Presbyterian Church at Gainesville but owing to his weakened physical condition, had been forced to remain seated most of the time while delivering his sermons. He became quite ill at his apartment at the Lindsay Hotel Friday morning and was taken to the sanitarium where an operation was performed in the afternoon. Three gall stones were removed from his bladder. He apparently recovered from the anesthetic and was reported resting comfortably at 5:00. Shortly after 6:00, he died. JOSEPH STEVEN BURKE was born at Rusk, Texas, 59 years ago. He was converted about 22 years ago and began preaching. His record is remarkable, 100,000 people, having accepted Christ under his ministry, 65,000 men, and more than 200 of these are now preaching the gospel. From this record, Burke was given the sobriquet of the ‘men’s evangelist.’
His home was in Kansas City, Kansas where Mrs. Burke and several children reside. His wife was notified and she arrived Saturday morning by train to take charge of the remains and make funeral arrangements. The mother of the evangelist is still living at age 80 years. In his early life, Burke went to Indian Territory where he became the first managing deputy U. S. marshal of the west side of the Chickasaw Nation. He became a great leader on the frontier and a terror to all evil-doers….he was transferred and became chief deputy U. S. marshal of the Fourth District of Oklahoma, embracing the Osage Indian and Creek countries. He was chief deputy there during the time of the Dalton and Doolin gangs… BILL DOOLIN, then called ‘king of the outlaws,’ had great admiration for Mr. Burke… Rev. N. M. TATUM, former pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, acting as Burke’s business manager and assistant, is compiling data and will issue a 300 page book on the life of the evangelist. The body of Mr. Burke was taken to the home of Mrs. OSCAR SCOTT on South Denton St., this morning, then there was a brief service conducted by Rev. R. E. JOINER. The remains were then taken to the train station for shipment to Kansas City, accompanied by Mrs. Burke and Rev. Tatum.
Tuesday, November 8, 1921
Miss Hattie Burkhart
The remains of Miss HATTIE BURKHART, who resided with her parents, when at home, near Bomar, Oklahoma, were shipped through Gainesville today en route to Thackerville where burial took place this afternoon in Mount Zion cemetery near there. She was 20 years old and died from typhoid last Monday morning at a hotel where she was working in Seymour, Texas. The body was accompanied by E. C. BURKHART of Bomar, her brother. The Burkhart family were formerly Cooke county residents and lived on a farm in the Fish Creek community.
Tuesday, September 20, 1921
Mrs. Katie Burnett
Undertaker G. J. Carroll reported the death of Mrs. KATIE C. BURNETT at Marysville Monday. She was 24 years old and is survived by her husband and two children. The funeral was held Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, February 1, 1922
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GATES of Ardmore were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Gates’ cousin, CARL BURNS. CARL BURNS, brother of Mrs. W. I. BLANTON, died in Galveston last Monday night of paralysis. The remains arrived here this morning by train and a private funeral was held at the train.
Thursday, Feb. 2, 1922(?date)
C. T. BURNS
C. T. BURNS, age 47, resident of Fort Worth for 15 years, who retired as president of the Reynolds Mortgage Co. a week ago, died Monday at Galveston following a stroke of apoplexy. The body and relatives will pass through here Wednesday morning en route to Gainesville where funeral services will be held. For several months, Mr. Burns was in poor health. He resigned as president of the local concern to become associated with the W. L. MOODY Co. and American National Life Insurance Co. at Galveston in the hope of bettering his health. He was stricken with apoplexy while in Moody’s office Thursday. The body will be accompanied to Gainesville by SIDNEY SAMUELS of Fort Worth, who was in Galveston with Mr. Burns several days before he was stricken with apoplexy. Mr. Burns is survived by his father, N. H. BURNS of Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. BLANTON of Gainesville and Mrs. E. E. LARKIN of Galveston; two brothers, ROBERT BURNS of Oklahoma City, and ARTHUR BURNS of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. From the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Those in Gainesville yesterday to attend the funeral of C. T. Burns, a brother of Mrs. W. L. Blanton, were: from Fort Worth, W. D. REYNOLDS, JOE M. REYNOLDS, WATT REYNOLDS, Mrs. ELLISON HARDING, Mrs. E. M. CONRAD, SIDNEY SAMUELS, SHELTON MANNING, ALEXANDER PHILLIPS; from Pauls Valley, Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD BURNS, Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR P. BURNS and children, FRANK GATES of Ardmore, and Mr. and Mrs. ROLLINS ORMAND of Houston.
Monday, February 27, 1922
ALBERT HERMOND BURROW, one year old child of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. BURROW, died this morning at the family home on North Mills St. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon with burial in Fairview cemetery. G. J. Carroll has charge.
Monday, June 16, 1924
The body of WILLIAM ALBERT BURRUS, who was instantly killed by lightning at Los Animos, Colorado, Thursday, June 12, was buried Monday afternoon in the Redman cemetery about 3 miles east of Gainesville. Mr. Burrus was well known in Cooke county, having been born and reared to manhood east of the city. He was 39 years old at the time of the tragedy and was living on a government claim in Colorado where he moved about six years ago. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. S. J. COLE, formerly Mrs. S. J. BURRUS of Gainesville; three sisters, Mrs. ALFRED COX, Mrs. ELWOOD STOWERS and Mrs. W. S. RUPP, all of Kansas City, Kansas; and one brother, LEEFORD BURRUS. Active pallbearers: C. L. STRONG, ROBERT STRONG, HENRY BRADLEY, CRAIG STRONG, ELMER STRONG, ORBY BROOKS. Honorary bearers: CHIP NICHOLS, ZEKE MILLER, GUY BEASLEY, CLAUDE OWENS, OTTO MOONEY and JOE MOONEY.
Monday, January 11, 1920
J. P. BURTON, one of the pioneer citizens of Cooke County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. N. NISLAR, on West California St., Saturday night. He was 76 years old and had been in feeble health for quite awhile. Mr. Burton was born in Tennessee, Aug. 19, 1843. He came to Texas in 1864 and was a resident of Cooke county for 32 years. H was well known and held in high esteem. He had been a member of the Christian Church for almost a quarter of a century. He is survived by four children, JOE BURTON of Newton, Kansas; J. D. BURTON of Crowell, Texas; Mrs. OSCAR PERRY of Oklahoma City and Mrs. J. N. NISLAR of Gainesville, with whom he made his home. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon conducted by Rev. J. E. JOINER. Interment arranged by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: R. L. KENDALL, WILL WOODS, R. S. CEARNAL, T. L. MURRELL, F. M. SAVAGE and H. P. WARE.
Friday, December 1, 1922
MARY CATHALINE BUSBY
Mary Cathaline, age 2 ½ years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BUSBY, died at the family home on Tenny St. of Gainesville Friday morning, following an illness of diphtheria. The family came only recently to Gainesville from Era community. Private funeral service was held this afternoon at the family home with Rev. J. D. ROWLAND officiating, arranged by G. J. Carroll.
Tuesday, May 29, 1923
Lem Bush, age 88, prominent pioneer citizen of the Era community, died at his home on Spring Creek, 12 miles southeast of Gainesville, late Tuesday evening, following a long illness of kidney trouble. Mr. Bush located in the Spring Creek community in the early days of the county and owned some of the finest farm lands in that section. He was also a breeder of horses and mules, and had amassed a comfortable fortune. Lem Bush was an ideal citizen, always law abiding, charitable, and high sense of morality….Mr. Bush is survived by his wife and the following children; Mrs. ROBERT BENTLEY and JIM BUSH of Era, HULEN and CHARLES BUSH of Sivells Bend; a brother JIM BUSH of Newcastle, Texas. Funeral services were held at the family home Tuesday afternoon with Rev. MARK HARRIS of Era officiating. Interment in the Era cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Saturday, June 2, 1923
E. L. BUSH, a pioneer of this county, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, Nov. 22, 1835. He converted in early life and joined the Baptist Church of which he was a member until death, May 28. He came to Collin County, Texas, in 1876 and moved to Cooke County in 1878, where he since resided. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.
Tuesday, June 17, 1924
J. D. BUSHONG, an old resident of this community, died Thursday night after being confined to his home for nearly two years with paralysis. Relatives and friends from other places who attended the funeral which was conducted by Rev. Miller Friday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. W. L. PORTER of Bowie, ALDINE PAYNE of Denison, Miss LAURA SANDERS of Denton, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BLANKS of Tioga, and J. H. SANDERS of Amarillo.
Monday, October 13, 1924
Former Citizen Died in Fort Worth
E. BUTCHER, former well known citizen of Gainesville, died at his home, 700 East Lenda St., Fort Worth, Sunday morning of dropsy, a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Butcher was Santa Fe roadmaster between Gainesville and Purcell, Oklahoma, for some years until 1916 when he moved to Fort Worth. He was born in Hardin County, Ohio in 1862 and was married in 1884 to Miss ELLEN RINEHARDT. He is survived by his wife, four sons, GLENN, JAY, PARKER and HURLEY, and two daughters, Mrs. HAZEL MORGAN and Mrs. H. C. STICE. He entered the service of the Santa Fe RR at Emporia, Kansas in the fall of 1885,working continuously for the company in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas until he retired in 1916. Funeral services are to be held in the chapel of the H. F. Spellman undertaking company in Fort Worth Tuesday.
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