Surnames with first letter I, J, or K
Gainesville Daily Register
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
Deaths are in alphabetical order and in two volumes. There are two miscellaneous sections for vital statistics, items set aside for copying (which were missed when alphabetizing) and items that state persons of Cooke County attended funerals of in other places but did not name the person who had died but does tell where the funeral was held. These are on pages 123-124 and 216-219. BILLYE HOWE and SUE WOOD, members of the Cross Timbers Genealogical Society, compiled these in 1983 and 1984. The society paid for the laminating and binders.
Friday, March 18, 1921
Undertaker Gibson reported the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. IDELL which occurred in the home at Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Saturday, February 25, 1922
GEORGE W. INMON, until recently a citizen of Myra, Cooke County, died at the home of his son, C. H. INMON, north of Sherman, Friday morning, age 79. Mr. Inmon came to live with his son north of Sherman about nine months ago. He was a native of Alabama, and lived in Texas the past 32 years, engaged in farming. The remains were prepared and shipped to Myra for interment. He is survived by sons, C. H. Inmon of Sherman and A. C. INMON of Clarendon; daughters, Mesdames O. D. MATLOCK of Sherman, T. R. COLLINS of Houston, and W. M. ELLIOTT of Myra. Mr. Inmon’s wife died 14 years ago.
Monday, February 27, 1922
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. INSEL, residing four miles southeast of town, died Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with interment in Redman cemetery, arranged by S. W. Gibson.
Friday, January 20, 1922
WILL JACK, for many years a citizen of Gainesville during which time he was a freight conductor on the Santa Fe RR, died here this afternoon after an illness of three days. He was suddenly stricken with paralysis, taken to the sanitarium in unconscious state, then pneumonia. Mr. Jack was more than 50 years old and is survived by a brother TOM JACK, Santa Fe dispatcher at Silsbee, who was at the bedside, as was WALTER JACK, a nephew, of Dougherty, Oklahoma. G. J. Carroll is in charge. The funeral will be held Saturday from the home of ED WILLIAMS on North Taylor St.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 1922
Mrs. HAZEL WHITE of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, attended the funeral of her uncle, WILL JACK.
Mrs. TOM JACK and son ROWLAND arrived from Beaumont to attend the funeral of Will Jack.
Monday, Jan. 23, 1922
Mrs. MARGARET CARROLL JACK and son CARROLL were here to attend the funeral of Will Jack.
STANLEY DEAN and ROY CALDWELL returned to Cleburne after attending the funeral of Will Jack.
Monday, January 23, 1922
The funeral of conductor WILL R. JACK, who died here last Friday, was held Saturday afternoon from the home of conductor WILLIAMS on North Taylor, conducted by Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church. WILLIAM R. JACK was born in Hall County, Texas, June 20, 1874. He moved with his parents to Dougherty, Oklahoma when a young man and entered the service of the Santa Fe RR in 1898 as a brakeman. He was promoted to conductor in 1902 and at the time of his death, was in the service between Gainesville and Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks, and Order of Railroad Conductors. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARGARET CARROLL JACK and son CARROLL of Dallas; brother TOM JACK of Beaumont, and other relatives. His mother, Mrs. E. V. WILLIAMS died here some years ago. Pallbearers: conductors BRCK SMITH and STANLEY DEAN of Cleburne, engineer JOHN MCCARTY, fireman ED SKELTON and brakeman WILL BURNSIDE and LEO M. KUEHN of Gainesville.
Monday, March 6, 1922
BEN F. JACKSON
Officer DOCK DUDLEY received a telegram about the death of BEN F. JACKSON, who died at his home in Ft. Lyons, Colorado, last Saturday night. The remains will arrive here Wednesday afternoon by train and will be taken to the parlors of S. W. Gibson from which place the funeral will be held some time Thursday. He is survived by his wife, son SIDNEY and daughter Mrs. J. C. ADAMS who resides at Ft. Lyons, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson resided on Hancock St. here until 5 years when they moved to Colorado.
Wednesday, March 8, 1922
Funeral of B. F. Jackson
The funeral of B. F. Jackson will be held Thursday afternoon at the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS. Mr. Jackson was 60 years old and formerly resided in Gainesville. He is survived by his wife, son SIDNEY G. and Mrs. J. C. ADAMS. Pallbearers: B. O. YEAKLEY, L. M. MCGAUGHY, M. L. GERMANY, C. W. SIMS, J. C. COX and R. L. KENDALL.
Saturday, August 30, 1924
Pioneer of Valley View
Valley View, Aug. 30: JOE T. JACOBS, age 70, pioneer citizen of Valley View, who had been a resident of Cooke County for a half century, well known in the southern part of the county, died at his home here Friday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held this afternoon at New Hope cemetery. He is survived by three sons, BRIAN and CARL JACOBS of Valley View and CLINT JACOBS of Pilot Point.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924
JOE T. JACOBS, age 69, Pilot Point, Route 2, August 29, 1924.
Saturday, July 31, 1920
Undertaker Gibson reported the death of three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. JOHNSON, which occurred at the family home in Marysville Friday night. Interment was in the cemetery at Marysville this afternoon.
Thursday, April 29, 1920
JOHN JANDER, for many years a resident of the Muenster and Myra community, where he conducted cotton gins, died last Sunday night at his home at Myra, following a stroke of paralysis he suffered last Thursday morning.
Thursday, February 17, 1921
WILLIS CHOATE, publisher of the Marietta Monitor at Marietta, Okla., called at this office last night, being en route home from St. Jo where he attended the funeral Wednesday of his brother-in-law, ELMER JETER. Mr. Jeter was 29 years old and is survived by his wife, a baby daughter, his mother Mrs. E. J. JETER, and sister Mrs. Choate. Mr. Jeter had been living in Nocona fro some days, accompanied his wife to the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. A. L. SCOTT at St. Jo, to spend several days on a visit. While there, he was stricken with illness and lived only a few days. His death is the fourth in the family during the past six years, the father and tow other children preceding him. His mother now resides in Marietta.
Saturday, September 27, 1924
J. T. JENNINGS died at his home, 1121 North Hancock, Friday night, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Jennings retired from active business life some time ago. He had been a faithful member of the Church of Christ for 47 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and six daughters, one sister, most of whom were present at his bedside when death came. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Sunday afternoon conducted by Bro. J. H. CHISM of the Church of Christ. Burial will be directed by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers; B. W. GRINSLEY, FLOYD TUDOR, TURNER LAUDERDALE, ED WATKINS, W. A. FLETCHER and W. W. SMITH.
Monday, September 29, 1924
Mr. Jennings is survived by his wife and nine children, sister, Mrs. W.C. LANGSTON of Comanche, Texas, and 12 grandchildren. The following children were present: H. W. JENNINGS of Clovis, New Mexico; J. T. JENNINGS Jr. of Dallas; W. L. JENNINGS of Dallas; Mesdames V. C. BASS of Gainesville, J. F. THIAS of Houston, J. T. RINGENBACK of Shreveport, La., J. E. CROWE Jr. of Gainesville, Miss GRACE JENNINGS of Fort Worth, Mrs. J. H. OSBURN of Chicago, Illinois; and a nephew, WILSE LANGSTON of Fort Worth.
Monday, March 28, 1921
Undertaker S. W. Gibson reported the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. JENNINGS, which occurred at the family home one miles southeast of town Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at Fairview cemetery this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Chism.
Monday, December 3, 1923
Young Man Died
BENNIE JOHN, age 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM JOHN, residing in the Mountain Springs community, died here Saturday night, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the Mount Olive church Saturday afternoon with Rev. M. G. MURPHY of Valley View and Rev. FOUNT JONES of Gainesville officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and other relatives.
Monday, May 7, 1923
LAURA B. JOHNSON
Mrs. W. C. BROWN of Gainesville received word of the death of her niece, Mrs. C. R. JOHNSON which occurred at her home in Texarkana, Sunday morning. Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss LAURA BARNETT of Gainesville and a sister of FRANK and ALICE BARNETT of Gainesville.
Friday, March 26, 1920
Faithful Hotel Employee
JEFF JOHNSON, colored, about 50 years old, who has been employed at the Lindsay and Turner hotels for many years, died Tuesday afternoon following an operation. He was buried this afternoon with Rev. B. J. BROWN of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church officiating. Johnson was well known and had many friends among the white citizens.
Tuesday, May 20, 1924
Mrs. MARY JOHNSON
Mrs. MARY JOHNSON, age 64, died at her home east of the city Monday at noon. Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in the Shiloh cemetery, four miles west of Marysville, directed by S. W. Gibson. She is survived by her husband and several children.
Monday, April 7, 1924
MARY JOHNSON, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. JOHNSON, residing on Schopmeyer, died in the local sanitarium Sunday morning following result of complications with influenza. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon with Rev. J. E. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, April 9, 1923
TODE, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. JOHNSON, died at the family near Marysville, Sunday night, pneumonia. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment in the Marysville cemetery, directed by G. J. Carroll.
Thursday, April 12, 1923
R. H. JOHNSON
R. H. JOHNSON, age 34, died this morning at his home near Marysville. Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughter and several children. The death of Mr. Johnson is the second in the family this week, a small daughter died Sunday of pneumonia and was buried Monday. The funeral was held this afternoon at the residence with Rev. E. M. DUNSWORTH officiating with interment in the Marysville cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Saturday, July 29, 1922
W. M. JOHNSON
W.M. JOHNSON, honored citizen of Gainesville for many years and veteran of the War between the States, departed this life last Sunday in the Soldiers’ Home in Austin, due to cerebral meningitis, age 84. The remains arrived here Monday and interment under the auspices of Joseph E. Johnston Camp, United Confederate Veterans No. 119 of which he was a member, and pallbearers from the surviving comrades, directed by S. W. Gibson. Mr. Johnson did service as a lieutenant of the Co. A. Missouri Ranger Cavalry. Among the immediate family surviving are Dr. C. R. JOHNSON and CLIFFORD JOHNSON, who reside here.
Saturday, September 13, 1824
LUTHER B. JOLLY, age 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. JOLLY of Era, died in the Myra sanitarium Friday following an operation for appendicitis. He is survived by his wife, his parents, and three brothers, WILL of Valley View, HUGH and MONICE of Era. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Era Saturday afternoon with Rev. MARK HARRIS of Fort Worth and Rev. FRANK E. CHISM of Valley View officiating. Interment in Era cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Saturday, September 20, 1924
BERNICE JOLLY died Sept. 11 and was buried at Era Saturday afternoon.
Thursday, June 2, 1921
Mrs. JAMES H. JONES
Mrs. JAMES H. JONES died Wednesday afternoon . She underwent a surgical operation on Tuesday and lived little more than 24 hours, bladder trouble. She was a pioneer who witness Gainesville grow from a small trading center to its modern proportions. NANNIE T. JONES was born in Gainesville, April 4, 1864, parents HARVEY and SUSAN HOWETH. She married JAMES H. JONES on March 11, 1883 who died in November 1908. She is survived by six sons and two daughters, Rev. GUY JONES of Frisco, GRANVILLE JONES of Gainesville, Rev. EARL M. JONES of Renner, Texas; WADE and LEE JONES of Muskogee, Okla., FLORENCE JONES of Monroe, La., Mrs. FAY PERKINS and Miss RUBEY JONES of Gainesville; three brothers and two sisters, B. H. HOWETH of Washington, Okla., J. T. HOWETH of Asher, Okla., J. M. HOWETH of Holdenville, Okla., Mrs. C. J. GILLIAM of Gainesville and Mrs. J. H MCDANIEL of Hugo, Okla. She was converted in early life and joined the old Whaley Chapel church but had been an active member of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church for many years. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. Interment was beside her husband in Fairview cemetery.
Monday, June 7, 1921
Mrs. G. W. CUNNINGHAM of Sulphur, Okla., attended the funeral of Mrs. J. H. Jones.
Mrs. T. A. BOGGESS of Wichita Falls attended the funeral of Mrs. J. H. Jones.
Wednesday, May 14, 1924
Brother of Local Man Died
GEORGE JONES, brother of J. E. JONES, money order clerk at the local post office, died at his home in Bonham, Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, May 13, 1924
Funeral services for GEORGE W. JONES, age 50, brother of JOHN E. JONES, employee of the local post office, were held in Bonham Wednesday afternoon with interment in Willow Wild cemetery. Mr. Jones had been a resident of Fannin County since he was one year old and was a painter by trade. He is survived by his wife and two children, CHARLES JONES of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss MADELINE JONES of Bonham; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN M. JONES of Myra, Texas; brothers and sisters: JOHN JONES of Gainesville, JESSE JONES of Bailey; Mrs. CHARLES WARD of Bailey, Mrs. JESSE TARPLEY of Bonham, Mrs. ALBERT ANDREWS and Mrs. CHARLES RANDELL of Era, Mrs. R.M. HAYTON and Mrs. A. M. HOLLIS of Childress.
Friday, July 8, 1921
Mrs. Lula Jones
A letter received here from Smithville, Texas, announced the death of there of Mrs. LULA JONES of Gainesville, who died June 23. Mrs. Jones had resided in Gainesville several decades, her home being two doors north of the Dixon St. Christian Church. Some weeks ago she sold the residence and went to Smithville to live with her daughter, Mrs. LEONA HILLARD and it was at the Hillard home Mrs. Jones died.
Tuesday, October 14, 1924
ALBERT FAYETTE JONES, age 65, well known in Gainesville and Cooke County as “Fay Jones,” died at his home on East Pecan, Monday evening following an illness of four weeks. Mr. Jones was one of the most prominent citizens of Gainesville and well known in north Texas. He was born at Laporte, Indiana, November 24, 1859, where he resided until he was 19 years old, coming to Texas, settling near Sherman in Grayson County. After living in Grayson County for several years, he moved to Gainesville. In 1896, Mr. Jones married Miss JOSIE TICE of Gainesville here. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. D. BOMAR of Dallas, Mrs. R. TAYLOR LEWIS, and Miss FRANCES JONES, both of Gainesville. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. J. R. ROBB, who resides several miles east of Gainesville and a brother, C. F. JONES of Trenton, Missouri, who is unable to attend the funeral on account of illness in his family. Mr. Jones was converted at an evangelist meeting, conducted here by Rev. ROCKETT ADAIR about 13 years ago and joined the First Baptist Church… He was also a member of the Masonic lodge in Gainesville. Mr. Jones was a friend and business associate of J. C. WHALEY of Gainesville, engaged in various businesses together, land owners in Cooke and other counties in Texas, also livestock interests. Mr. Jones was a partner of Mr. Whaley in the Whaley Mill & Elevator Co. …Funeral services were postponed until next Friday morning… a message from Mrs. Jones’ brother, CLAY TICE, of Phoenix, Arizona, who will arrive here Thursday to attend the funeral. The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church with Rev. J. FRANK MURRELL, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson. Active pallbearers: RAFE PIPER, GEORGE ELKINS, M. E. ELLIOT, FRED FRASHER, BEN GARVEY, and WILLIAM BONNER.
Friday, December 30, 1921
Mrs. FAYETT JONES
Mrs. FAYETT JONES of Era, an old and pioneer settler of the Rosston community, passed away in Thursday afternoon, Dec. 39, at her home in Era. Mrs. Jones came to Texas in the early days. She joined the Methodist Church in the early days. She leaves her husband, ‘Uncle’ FAYETT JONES, her daughter Mrs. CHARLES E. JOHNSON, her brother HENRY AIRHART of Amarillo, and other relatives. The funeral services were conducted by Rosston today by Rev. MINOR BOUNDS, directed by S. W. Gibson.
Friday, February 15, 1924
Brother of H. K. JONES
H. K. JONES of Valley View, who was here today, reported the death of his brother, JOHN T. JONES, of Garland, Texas, which occurred today. He was 77 years old and up to the time of his death, was president of the Garland National Bank. He is survived by five daughters and two sons, all grown. His wife died some years ago. The funeral will take place in Garland Saturday.
Thursday, November 18, 1920
Mrs. PHOEBE JONES, mother of Rev. FOUNT JONES, died at the home of her son on North Commerce this morning. She was 85 years old and had been an invalid for several years. She was a member of the Baptist Church The remains were prepared by G. J. Carroll for shipment by the Katy RR to Bonham for interment tomorrow. She was a pioneer settler of Fannin county and lived there many years before coming to live in Cooke county. Rev. R. L. POWELL of the First Baptist Church will accompany the funeral party to Bonham.
Tuesday, December 20, 1923
Mrs. Thelma Jones
Mrs. THELMA JONES, age 22, died this morning at her home in Myra. The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon and burial will be in Reed cemetery, directed by G. J. Carroll.
Wednesday, November 5, 1924
Mrs. JENNIE JONTE, age 83, died at her home, 116 Andrews St., Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by one son and one daughter. Funeral services are to be held at the family residence, Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. EUGENE C. MCCONLEY of the Dixon St. Christian Church. Interment is to be made in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Saturday, June 3, 1922
Mrs. Sue C. Jones
Mrs. SUE CRANE JONES, wife of Rev. FOUNT JONES, died here last night. She was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Aug. 9, 1863 and professed religion and joined the church at age of ten. In February 1882, she married Rev. SILAS CRANE, a Baptist minister. Of this union, four children were born, Miss WINNIE A. CRANE of Gainesville, A. J. CRANE of Roff, Okla., Mrs. GOLDIE RUSSELL of Amarillo and one child who died in infancy. Rev. Crane died Jan. 28, 1891. Mrs. Crane and Rev. Fount Jones were married April 10, 1906. For the past ten years, Mrs. Jones has been in very poor health, confined to her home a great deal of the time. Dr. JOHN INZER, national chaplain of the American Legion and pastor of the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid tribute to Mrs. Jones of having done possibly more than anyone else in helping him in the early days of his religion life. She leaves her husband, three children, three brothers and one sister to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held in the residence at 1016 North Commerce, directed by G. J. Carroll. The remains will be taken to Savoy for the funeral.
Thursday, January 3, 1924
W. H. JORDAN of Gainesville received the message about the death of his brother, A. J. JORDAN, age 68, in Bonham, due to heart failure.
Tuesday, December 23, 1924
AMOS Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. AMOS JUSTIN, died at the family home, 1216 East Belcher, Monday evening. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon with Rev. E. E. GORE officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Thursday, January 4, 1923
T. E. WALLIS returned from Childress where he attended the funeral of his sisters, Mrs. J. A. KEEL, who died Monday.
Monday, December 3, 1923
Funeral Services for Rev. J. A. KEALY
The funeral services fro Rev. J. A. KEALY were held this morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church…. On account of distance, most of his relatives were not present, except his cousin, Mrs. WINNIE HINES of Gainesville. (long list of priests who attended the funeral)
Saturday, March 22, 1924
St. Jo Woman Died
Mrs. M. A. KEATON, age 80, whose mother, age 101 years, is still living at St. Jo 25 miles west of Gainesville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. W. PRUDE in Rocket, Texas, Thursday. Mrs. Keaton is survived by her mother, seven children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at Rocket Friday.
Friday, August 13, 1920
W. H. POWERS and wife were called to Fort Worth this afternoon in response to a message about the death of Mr. Powers’ sister, Mrs. KEITH, who died there this morning.
Wednesday, September 26, 1923
N. F. KELLY
N. F. ‘BUD’ KELLY, age 65, well known citizen of Marietta, Okla., dropped death this morning, according to information received by relatives in Gainesville. Mr. Kelly was milking a cow at time of his death. For many years, he was a resident of Cooke County, living in the Wolf Ridge community. He was a son-in-law of the late Captain JOHN EVANS of the Wolf Ridge locality, and a brother-in-law of R. L. EVANS of Gainesville. Mr. Evans went to Marietta this morning, and in a telephone message to the Register, stated the funeral will be held in Marietta Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. J. C. HALL officiating. Interment will be in the Marietta cemetery. Active pallbearers: J. F. MORRIS, W. B. NUTTING, GEORGE CULP, Judge HAYS, F. M. HILL and Dr. MATHEWS.
Wednesday, July 30, 1924
Former Resident Died at Navasota
‘PONY’ KELLY, age 60, former well known resident of Gainesville, died in Navasota, Texas, Tuesday afternoon. His brother, ROBERT KELLY, of Gainesville went to Navasota Monday in response to the message his brother was seriously ill. ‘Pony’ Kelly was a saddle and harness maker, employed by Woods & Cheaney for years here. Funeral services will be held at Bowie Thursday morning and interment will be in there.
Friday, October 15, 1920
(From the Cleburne Review newspaper)
U. S. KELLEY
Just at sunset Tuesday evening, U. S. KELLEY peacefully passed away, following a long period of suffering. Mr. Kelly made his home with his sister, Mrs. J. W. USSERY, at the Porter Hotel. About six months ago, he went to Abilene to spend some time with his daughter, Mrs. J. W. TUCKER, thinking perhaps the change would prove beneficial but while there, he was stricken with paralysis, but improved enough to come back home. Recently he started to visit his son at Amarillo and had gotten as far as Fort Worth when he suffered another set-back and was in a sanitarium there was seemingly doing well, when he changed his plans, desiring to return to his home in Cleburne, was brought home in an ambulance on Oct. 11, and steadily grew weaker. He was 51(?) years of age and had three children, two sons and one daughter, and his aged mother. He was an old time switchman on the G. C. & S. F. RR and was generally called Bud. Funeral arrangements will be made on arrival of relatives.
Mrs. Kelley resided with his family in Gainesville many years.
Monday, February 12, 1922
Boy Kicked in Head by Mule
CHARLES, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE KELLY, who reside near Pilot Point, died in the sanitarium here Saturday night from injuries received when he was kicked in the head by a mule at his home last Wednesday. The little fellow’s skull was crushed and rushed here for surgical treatment but the injuries were of such serious nature that death ensued. Undertaker Carroll shipped the remains to Pilot Point then taken to Sadler where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.
Friday, February 1, 1924
Aged Man Died
JOE HENRY KELTNER, age 74, died at his home two miles south of town Thursday afternoon. He was buried in Fairview cemetery Thursday afternoon directed by undertaker S. W. Gibson. Mr. Keltner is survived by two nephews, T. J. KELTNER residing several miles east of town, and R. S. KELTNER who lives south of town.
Friday, January 12, 1923
DAN J. KENDALL, age 75, died at his home in Ardmore, Okla., Friday morning, according to information received by his nephew, R. L. KENDALL, of Gainesville today. He is survived by his wife and one son, H. P. KENDALL of Ardmore. The remains will arrive here by train then taken to Pilot Point for burial.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1923
R. L. KENDALL went to attend the funeral of his uncle Dan J. Kendall at Pilot Point.
Monday, July 28, 1924
Uncle of Local Man Buried
R. A. KENDALL, age 84, died at his home in Wortham, Texas, Saturday, according to a message received by his nephew, R. L. KENDALL of Gainesville. He was a Confederate veteran, having served under John Morgan for four years during the Civil War. Funeral services were held at Pilot Point with burial in the Pilot Point cemetery.
Thursday, December 11, 124
W. W. KERR, one of Era’s oldest inhabitants, died last Saturday morning and was buried here on Sunday. The funeral was preached by Rev. BAKER of the Presbyterian Church at Denton. Undertaker LEAZER of Valley View had charge. Mr. Kerr lacked one day of being 74 years old and had been an invalid for years. He is survived by one brother, one sister and several nieces and nephews. The following people attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. STRADER, Mr. and Mrs. PERRY CLACK, Mr. and Mrs. WILL TURNER, JOHN OWEN, and GERMAN CLACK, all of Gainesville; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. MCKINNEY of Denton and relatives from Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE SPARKMAN of Burkburnett attended the funeral of their uncle W. M. KERR.
WILL SPARKMAN of Waurika, Oklahoma attended the funeral of his uncle W. M. KERR.
Wednesday, August 11, 1920
J. Z. and JACK KEEL of Valley View returned home from a few days stay at the bedside of their brother, JESSE KEEL, at Denton, who is very ill.
Saturday, August 14, 1920
JESSE KEEL, brother of Hon. J. Z. and TOM KEEL of Gainesville, died at his home in Denton this afternoon. It is thought that the funeral and interment will be held at Denton Monday.
Tuesday, March 11, 1924
TOM B. KEEL
TOM B. KEEL, age 64, died at his home on North Taylor Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness of several years. Mr. Keel was born October 21, 1860 three miles from Bowling Green, Kentucky, son of W. E. and SALLIE KEEL. Of this union, eleven children were born, only two survive, J. Z. KEEL of Gainesville and JACK KEEL, the youngest, of Valley View. Tom Keel had lived in Gainesville the past 35 years. Mr. Keel is survived by his wife, one son ERNEST KEEL of Gainesville, and his two brothers J. Z. and Jack Keel. Funeral services will be held in the Keel residence on North Taylor Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery. Six nephews will be pallbearers: WALTER, FRANK, WILLIAM, VIRGIL, HUGH and ELDON KEEL.
Wednesday, July 30, 1924
D. D. KEELER
DAVE D. KEELER, age 66, died at his home on South Denton, Wednesday morning, following a severe illness of three months. Mr. Keeler was the founder of the Keeler Ice Cream Factory and was engaged in business here the past 40 years. Mr. Keeler was born in Detroit, Michigan and came here 40 years ago when the Katy RR was bring built to Gainesville from Whitesboro. At that time, there was one brick business building, owned and occupied by GEORGE Y. BIRD on the southwest corner of the courthouse square. Mr. Keeler’s first position was working for JOE COTRAU who conducted a confectionary, where he remained for eight years then went into business for himself, purchasing the stock and goodwill of BILL COOK. One year later he formed a partnership with S. T. BARTLETT which lasted more than a decade then they severed the business relation. Mr. Keeler then sold his retail confectionary and the past 14 years, engaged in the wholesale ice cream industry. In 1921, Mr. Keeler told a Register reporter some of the big events in early Gainesville. One was a banquet given in the old opera house on the site now occupied by R. M. FIELD’S bookstore. The expense was born by a few wealthy cattlemen and totaled $5000 for one night’s entertainment. Mr. Keeler said he worked several weeks preparing for that banquet, making dozens of miniature longhorn steers, sugar being used as the material form which they were molded. Mr. Keeler is survived by one daughter Mrs. MACK ANDERSON of Gainesville; three sisters, Mrs. ANDREW RIPPEY and Mrs. CHARLES GEORGE of Pomona, California, and Mrs. FRANK REYNOLDS of Chicago, Illinois, and a brother FRED KEELER of Clinton, Okla. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Thursday afternoon with Rev. EUGENE C. MCCONLEY of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Active pallbearers: CECIL J. BURCH, JOHN MCCARTY, WALTER HUDGENS, WILL MERZBACHER, H. A. GARDNER and FRANK MORRIS Jr.
Friday, August 1, 1924
Elks Officiate at Keeler Funeral
The Gainesville Elks lodge had charge of services at the grave in Fairview cemetery for D. D. Keeler. He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Gainesville… Mr. Keeler is survived by Mrs. MACK ANDERSON, an adopted daughter, his wife died years ago. Among those here for the funeral were: Mrs. BERT CONCANNON of Fort Worth, Mrs. MAY MILLER and daughter of Springfield, Illinois, Mrs. H. GERARD of Temple and C. P. SEBASTIAN of Sherman.
Thursday, October 26, 1922
Mother of D. D. Keeler
D. D. KEELER received word today of the death of his mother, Mrs. SARAH A. KEELER, of Pomona, California, where she was residing at the home of her daughter. She was 90 years old and had lived in California for 27 years, prior to that, her home was at Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Mr. Keeler only recently returned from California where he spent several weeks with his mother.
Monday, January 31, 1921
Undertaker Carroll announced the death of NATHAN KEGLE, age 80, at the home of his son, MARVIN KEGLE, in Sivells Bend. He died this morning and the funeral will be Tuesday afternoon with Rev. CHISM officiating.
Monday, February 11, 1924
Mrs. LITHA KILMER
Mrs. LITHA KILMER, age 32, wife of E. E. KILMER of Hood, died here Sunday afternoon following an operation for goiter. She is survived by her husband, one child, her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. H. RUTH; one sister Mrs. M. M. EPPS, and one brother, W. T. RUTH. The remains were taken to Hood this morning where funeral services were held at the Baptist Church this afternoon with Rev. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville officiating. Interment was in the Hood cemetery directed by S. W. GIBSON.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 1924
Mrs. J. C. JONES and Mr. and Mrs. BOB CROW attended the funeral of Mrs. ELMER KILMER at Hood Monday afternoon.
Saturday, March 3, 1923
Mrs. EFFIE KIMBALL
Mrs. EFFIE KIMBALL, age 54, sister of Mrs. F. M. SAVAGE of Gainesville, died at her home in Dallas early Saturday of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held in Dallas Sunday afternoon then the remains will be shipped to Wilson, Oklahoma, for burial. Mrs. Kimball was born in Missouri but came to Texas at age of 3 years and had resided in this state. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Kimball had visited in Gainesville. She is survived by her husband and sons, ELMER and JACK; four sisters, Mesdames F. M. SAVAGE and G. W. BYBEE of Gainesville, J. D. BYEE of Bowie and GERTIE YARBROUGH of New Mexico.
Monday, January 16, 1922
BOY BRAZELTON of Gainesville received notice of the death of his uncle, ALVIS KINCAID at Cherokee, Oklahoma, last Friday. Mr. Kincaid was 58 years old and was born in Tennessee where his remains will be buried having been shipped to Clinton in that state. He was a half-brother to JAKE BRAZELTON of Gainesville and JOE BRAZELTON, deceased.
Tuesday, April 17, 1923
GEORGE KIMBROUGH, age 63, son of Mrs. J. C. BURNS of Gainesville, died at his home in Oklahoma City Monday night. The body will be shipped to Gainesville over the Santa Fe RR, arriving here Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held at Fairview cemetery with Rev. R. L. POWELL of the First Baptist Church and Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Kimbrough was born in Brownsville, Missouri in 1860 and came with his parents to Texas in 1864 where he lived until 1890 when he moved to Oklahoma City. He is survived by his mother and four sisters, Mrs. J. W. REYNOLDS, Mrs. WILLIAM SOMERS, and Mrs. WIRT ALLEN, all of Dallas, and Mrs. RICHARD DRESSER of Gainesville. G. J. Carroll is in charge.
Mrs. WILLIAMS SOMERS and Mrs. WIRT ALLEN of Dallas attended the funeral of their brother GEORGE KIMBROUGH.
Tuesday, March 13, 1923
A telegram received here today announced the death of Mrs. KING, mother of WALTER E. KING of Gainesville, in Honey Grove Monday. The funeral services were held there this morning. Mr. and Mrs. King will return from Honey Grove tonight.
Friday, June 8, 1923
Mrs. R. V. KING
The body of Mrs. R. V. KING, who died Tuesday at Valmora, New Mexico, arrived at Valley View last evening and will be buried there tomorrow afternoon. Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church of Gainesville will officiate. Mrs. King formerly lived in Valley View and moved to New Mexico a few years ago on account of ill health.
Saturday, June 9, 1923
The body of Mrs. R. V. KING arrived here from Alamoragordo, N. M. Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with burial in the Masonic cemetery. Mrs. King was well known here. She spent her girlhood days in this locality and is a sister of JOHN ROBINSON of Gainesville.
Saturday, November 8, 1924
Mrs. SAM KING
Funeral services for Mrs. MOLLIE C. KING, wife of SAM M. KING, president of the Lindsay National Bank, who died at the family home on South Denton Friday evening, were held at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon with Rev. R. E. JOINER of the church officiating. Mrs. King had been ill for several weeks. Before her marriage, Mrs. King was Miss MOLLY C. PEDIGO of Saint Jo, Texas, born there June 16, 1872. She married S. M. KING at St. Jo in 1894 and the couple moved to Gainesville 18 years ago. She is survived by her husband, three sons, RAYMOND P. KING who is cashier of the Lindsay National Bank here, Rev. EVERETT B. KING who is pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church at Sherman, and J. ANDERSON who is proprietor of the King Motor Co. here; her father, J. D. PEDIGO of Saint Jo, and a brother, SMITH S. PEDIGO of Saint Jo. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Pallbearers: HENRY FRASHER, W. W. EVERETT, W. H. MCDANIEL, H. MCCAIN, Dr. J. L. GRIFFIN and JOHN MCCARTY.
Wednesday, July 9, 1924
W. L. KING
Funeral services for W. L. KING, prominent resident of Gainesville for many years, were held at the residence on South Lindsay Wednesday morning. Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church conducted the services. Interment in the Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Mr. King is survived by his wife, two children, Mrs. FLOYD GARRETT of Tyler and WILLIAM LEWIS KING Jr. of Gainesville; two brothers and two sisters.
Tuesday, July 8, 1924
W. L. King was born on November 16, 1867 at Clarksville, Arkansas, coming to Texas when he was a young man. He married Miss ETHEL BOGAN here in December 1915. He is survived by his wife, son William Lewis King Jr., age 7, and one daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. FLOYD GARRETT of Tyler, Texas; sisters, Mesdames W. F. LASTER and B. D. PENNINGTON of Clarksville, Arkansas; two brothers, J. B. KING of Clarksville and J. M. KING of Waco, Texas.
Pallbearers: JOHN COHN, BOB ANDERSON, FRED FRASHER, Dr. C. R. JOHNSON, B. F. MITCHELL and EDGAR TURNER.
Friday, October 12, 1923
Funeral services for Mrs. PERMELIA KERSEY, wife of D. H. KERSEY, residing on East Pecan St., will be at the residence Saturday morning with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. Mrs. Kersey died Thursday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis Tuesday after ill health the past year. She is survived by her husband; children, Mrs. ETNA HARLINGER of Holliday, D. J. KERSEY of Wilkins, Okla.; Mrs. CORA HANKINS of Bowie; Mrs. MAUD LANCASTER of Gainesville, Mrs. IVA CHILDRESS of Roswell, N. M., Mrs. CORDA MACE of Las Cruces, N. M., W. H. KERSEY of Bowie, L. R. KERSEY of Roswell, N.M., and Mrs. EULA HENDERSON of Gainesville. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Wednesday, June 21, 1922
D. C. KIBLER, age 92, died at the home of his son, E. L. KIBLER, west of Gainesville, last evening. Besides his wife, Mr. Kibler is survived by two sons, E. L. KIBLER west of town and JOHN M. KIBLER of White Deer, Texas, who was unable to be present. Funeral services were held this afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Reed cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Tuesday, February 12, 1924
Former Gainesville Resident
Mrs. ALVERDA RODGERS and Miss CALLIE ALWOOD received a message about the death of their brother, W. H. KESLER, at North Platte, Nebraska. Mr. Kesler was a former resident of Gainesville and moved to North Platte two years ago. He was a fireman on the Union Pacific RR.
Tuesday, April 10, 1923
WILLIAM KILLGORE, pioneer citizen of Gainesville and one of the best known business men in Cooke County, passed away at his home here Monday evening, following a brief illness. He was 76 years old. Funeral services were held at the Dixon St. Christian Church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. THOMAS LENNOX. Burial at Fairview cemetery had Masonic rites. WILLIAM KILLGORE was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1847. Coming to Texas at an early age, he settled at Dodd City, later purchased a ranch in Grayson County and moved there. In 1882 he came to Gainesville, entering the mercantile business. He was the founder of the William Killgore Dept. Store, for many years one the biggest institutions of the kind in north Texas, until his health began failing three years ago, active in the business. Some years ago, a modern brick building was erected with all departments operated now under one roof.
Mr. Killgore was a survivor of the was between the states, serving in the Confederate Army. He was taken prisoner at Richmond, Va., and confined to the federal prison at Indianapolis during most of the conflict. He was a member of the Dixon St. Christian Church, Knights of Pythias and Masonic lodges. In 1886, Mr. Dixon married Miss MARY DOBSON, who died April 19, 1911. On Sept. 21, 1913, he married Miss LUCY SPIRES, who survives him. He had no children. Active pallbearers: J. A. THOMAS, JNO. O’BRIEN, GEORGE WARE, C. P. SEBASTIAN, HUGH HAMILTON, W. H. MCDANIEL. (long list of honorary pallbearers and long description of his contributions to the community)
Friday, April 13, 1923
NEWTON MCDONALD of Plainview, Texas attended the funeral of his uncle, WILLIAM KILLGORE.
Card of thanks from the family of William Killgore: Mrs. MAGGIE KILLGORE HORTON, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. NORTON, Mr. and Mrs. WALTER KILLGORE, Mr. and Mrs. ROSCOE KILLGORE, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. TURNER, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. KILLGORE, Mrs. LAURA BRIDGES, Mr. and Mrs. NEWTON MCDONALD of Plainview, Texas.
Tuesday, August 28, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. LEVERETT returned from Ennis where they attended the funeral of W. R. KIRKPATRICK, the latter’s uncle.
Friday, February 15, 1924
Mrs. STELLA KIRLEY
Miss GRACE HICKSON received word of the death of Mrs. STELLA HUNT KIRLEY, wife of GROVER KIRLEY, Monday morning after an illness of a week. She was buried in Washington Wednesday. Mrs. Kirley formerly lived in Gainesville, remembered as STELLA HUNT. The family moved to Washington from Gainesville some years ago and Miss Stella was married just before the war.
Monday, February 18, 1924
Mrs. W. C. FONVILLE and her mother, Mrs. A. C. MCCLURE, left today for Appleton, Missouri, to attend the funeral of Mrs. WASH KLAPP, who formerly lived at Muenster but who died in California where she went to spend the winter with her son.
Friday, March 21, 1924
Pioneer Muenster Citizen
Muenster, March 21: JOSEPH KLEISS, age 76, died at his home here suddenly Wednesday night, after being ill less than 24 hours. Mr. Kleiss was a native of Illinois and moved to Muenster with his family about 25 years ago, one of the early settlers of the Muenster colony. He was a prominent citizen of the community. Mr. Kleiss is survived by his wife and children, M. J. KLEISS, Mrs. EMIL VOGEL, Mrs. CHARLES CLER and Miss LENA KLEISS of Muenster and Misses MARY and ROSA KLEISS of the Catholic Convent at York, Nebraska. He has three brothers of Illinois who are expected the attend the funeral. Services will be held at the Catholic Church at Muenster Friday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery there.
Thursday, March 27, 1924
FRANK, CHARLES, and JOHN KLEISS of Pesotum, Illinois, brothers of JOSEPH KLEISS, returned home after attending the funeral of their brother.
PETER KLEISS of Columbus, Nebraska, returned home after attending the funeral of his uncle, Joseph Kleiss.
Monday, February 14, 1921
Last Friday afternoon, Mrs. CLEAVES KLEPPER passed away at her home in Pasadena, California. She was 35 years old and is survived by her husband and three children, ages 12, 14, and 16; a sister Mrs. EMMA FLYNN. Before her marriage, she was Miss VIVIAN MCCLAREN of Gainesville. She has been in ill health for some time. Her husband is well known here, a son of P. T. KLEPPER.
Wednesday, May 21, 1924
JOHN KNAUF, one of the early settlers of the Muenster colony, died here Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He is survived by his wife and several children.
Wednesday, January 2, 1924
M. B. KNIGHT of Forreston attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. KNIGHT, here Friday.
Mrs. ELIZABETH KNIGHT, age 90, known as Grandma Knight, died at the home of her son, T. J. PATTERSON, Thursday night. The funeral services were conducted at the cemetery Friday afternoon by Rev. W. I. T. WEATHERMAN.
October 15, 1921
Aged Gainesville Woman
Mrs. ELSIE KNUDSEN / KNUDSON, wife of J. P. KNUDSEN, died at the family home on South Lindsay today, age 75. The funeral will take place Sunday from the Carroll chapel on North Commerce St.
Wednesday, July 30, 1924
Local Man Found Dead in Shallow Water of Elm Creek
RILEY KLEPPER, age 50, who was engaged in the transfer business here for a number of years, residing near Elm Creek just south of City Park, was drowned in Elm Creek Tuesday evening about 8:00. According to the facts brought out in the inquest conducted by justice of peace J. P. HALL, Klepper had gone swimming in what is known as ‘Little Blue’ in Elm Creek about 400 yards south of the part, Tuesday evening about 7:30 with FRANK BRACKEN and CLIFF JOHNSON of Gainesville and a man named POTTS from Denton. After being in the water about 30 minutes, the crowd decided to leave and the other three men ascended to the bank and began dressing, calling for Klepper to come out of the creek… Afterward when Klepper failed answer the summons of his companions, Frank Bracken went to look and found Klepper facedown in two feet of water. He rendered first aid then left to get assistance. G. J. Carroll’s ambulance responded to the call and a pulmotor was used unsuccessfully. Carroll is waiting for instructions from relatives in Tennessee.
Thursday, July 31, 1924
Funeral services for RILEY KLEPPER, age 50, who drowned in Elm Creek last Tuesday night, were held Friday afternoon at the residence of JOHN MCCARTY at corner of Taylor and Truelove streets with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Klepper was an old time resident of Gainesville, a member of the fire department for many years, driving the fire truck for some time. For the past few years, he ran a transfer line. Members of the fire department were pallbearers: JIM PIPER, GEORGE ACKLEY, RIP BARRETT, JOHN MCCARTY, MARSHALL GERMANY and SID LOVING.
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