Surnames with first letter P - R
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.
Monday, October 23, 1922
W. T. PARMLEY, age 64, died at his home four miles east of Valley View, Thursday, Oct. 19, after three weeks of illness. Funeral services were held at the Worley cemetery near Valley View with Rev. C. L. MILLER officiating. He was a resident of Cooke County the past 40 years and was one of the prominent and prosperous farmers in his community. He is survived by two brothers and five sisters, H. PARMLEY of Gainesville, L. PARMLEY of Valley View, Mesdames H. T. PAYNE, ED HORN of Collinsville, JEFF SCARBROUGH of Whitesboro, SARAH CRAFT of Roff, MARY EDWARDS of Henrietta and ELLEN KIRBY of Ozona.
Wednesday, February 27, 1924
Pioneer Citizen Died
A.J. PATRICK, age 80, one of the highly respected pioneer citizens of Cooke County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. JERRY HUFFAKER, on Brickyard Ave., Tuesday night, following a long illness. Mr. Patrick was born in DeKalb County, Alabama, February 10, 1844, and came to Cooke County on May 5, 1871. He settled on Fish Creek 15 miles northwest of Gainesville where he resided a number of years. He moved to Gainesville 20 years ago and resided here since that time. He is survived by five daughters, Mesdames JEFF GARRETT, BEN TRUITT, and JERRY HUFFAKER of Gainesville, FRANK TRUITT of Floydada, and IDA WARD of Lindsay, Okla. While in a conversation with a Registrar representative several months ago, Mr. Patrick declared he never sued anyone and was proud he kept his taxes paid. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the Joseph E. Johnston Camp, United Confederate Veterans. Funeral services were held at the Huffaker residence Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating and interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Monday, January 29, 1923
Mrs. W. A. PAYNE
Mrs. LAURA WITTER PAYNE, wife of W. A. PAYNE, well known local furniture dealer, died here Sunday evening after a brief illness following a surgical operation. Mrs. Payne had also undergone another operation some weeks ago. LAURA E. WITTER was born at Tyler, Texas, October 21, 1877, and was married to W. A. PAYNE at Ardmore, Okla., Oct. 22, 1899. Mrs. Payne came to Gainesville from Abilene some five years ago with her husband. She was a member of the Dixon St. Christian Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. SHIRLEY PAYNE BULLOCK and one son, W. A. PAYNE Jr., her mother, Mrs. S. K. WITTER, one sister, Miss BLANCHE WITTER, both of Gainesville. Her mother, an invalid, was unable to attend the funeral. Funeral services were held from the home, corner Scott and Moran Streets, Monday afternoon with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll. Active pallbearers: W. B. KINNE, OVERTON CLACK, HENRY LYNCH, E. D. WHITE, ROBERT BONE, R. L. EVANS and JAMES DAVIS.
Monday, February 20, 1922
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NAT PEARSEN died Sunday morning at the family home 3 miles southeast of Gainesville and funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Saturday, July 9, 1921
W. A. PEDEN
W. A. PEDEN, 79 years old, pioneer citizen of Gainesville, died at his home here this morning after an illness of several months. He is survived by his wife and several nephews. Mr. Peden was a Confederate veteran and it is likely the United Confederate Veterans organization will have charge of the funeral services. Mr. Peden was one of the well known early settlers, living here several decades. For a long time, he was city street commissioner and engaged in similar work for the county. G. J. Carroll will have charge. Some of his surviving nephews are: Rev. JAMES PEDEN of Cushing, Okla., MOSE PEDEN of Peden, Texas, KNOX PEDEN of Childress, Texas, and ROBERT PEDEN of El Paso.
Monday, July 11, 1921
The remains of W. A. PEDEN were buried Sunday afternoon in Fairview cemetery with Rev. CUNNINGHAM of the Southern Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends extended their sympathy to his widow, daughter, and nephews who survive. Old soldiers were in charge. Pallbearers: R. H. ALWOOD, J. R. MANAHAN, J. E. BRIDGES, J. R. TROOP, G. W. LAWRENCE, R. J. BROWN.
Tuesday, January 20, 1920
A message received here this morning told of the death of GEORGE PEERY, who died at Cement, Oklahoma, last night. He was formerly of Gainesville.
Wednesday, March 3, 1920
Early Settler Died in Oklahoma
Mrs. J. M. LINDSAY received word this morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. E. C. PEERY, which occurred last night at Chickasha, Oklahoma. The funeral was held this afternoon. Mrs. Peery was formerly a pioneer citizen of Gainesville, residing on Church Street many years. She was the widow of ELIJAH PEERY, well known early settler. She is survived by a son, TOM PEERY, two daughters, Mrs. J. H. HANCOCK of Paris, Texas, and Mrs. EUGENIA HARRISON of Alex, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. T. P. AIRHEART of Chickasha, Okla., and Mrs. J. M. LINDSAY of Gainesville.
December 26, 1923
Mrs. SALLIE PENDERGAST, age 82, died at her home southeast of Gainesville Tuesday night. Funeral services were held this afternoon with interment at Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Monday, December 12, 1921
Mrs. J. M. PENDLETON
Undertaker Carroll reported the death of Mrs. HATTIE M. PENDLETON, age 42, wife of J. M. Pendleton, which occurred at the family home 8 miles west of town last night. A stroke of apoplexy is said to be the cause. She leaves her husband and several children. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in West View Church with interment in Barnhart cemetery. Rev. FOUNT JONES officiated.
Friday, November 25, 1921
Undertaker Gibson reported the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. PERRYMAN, two miles south of town Tuesday morning. The remains were interred in Fairview cemetery with Rev. J. H. CHISM officiating.
Monday, June 13, 1921
Mrs. JULIA A. PERDUE
After a lingering illness of several years, Mrs. JULIA A. PERDUE/PURDUE of Bonita, departed this life June 2, age 51. The funeral was held at the Garden Valley Church and Myra. She leaves her husband and nine children. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Tuesday, August 14, 1923
J. M. PENDLETON
The remains of J. D. PENDLETON, who died in Mohawk, Tennessee where he had gone to visit relatives during the summer, are expected to arrive in Gainesville over the Katy RR this evening. Mr. Pendleton died Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at the West View church four miles west of town Wednesday afternoon with interment at the Barnhart cemetery directed by G. J. Carroll.
Friday, March 7, 1924
W. B. PENDLETON
W. B.‘BUD’ PENDLETON, age about 38, died this afternoon at his home on North Taylor following a hemorrhage. He was a familiar figure on the Gainesville streets, being circulator for the Fort Worth Record. He is survived by his wife and adopted son, JACK.
Monday, March 10, 1924
Funeral services for W. B. ‘BUD’ PENDLETON, age 38, who died Friday afternoon, were held at the Pendleton residence on North Taylor St., Sunday afternoon. Dr. R. E JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church conducted the service with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll. For the past several years, he had been circulation manager of the Fort Worth Record here.
Friday, May 5, 1922
JAMES PENNINGTON, resident of Gainesville for some 40 years, died at his home on Mill Street Thursday evening, May, after being ill more than a month. He was born in Iowa on March 4, 1844 and was 78 years old. He served in the Civil War. Funeral services were held this afternoon from the family home with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating with interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll. Mr. Pennington is survived by the following children: JAMES PENNINGTON Jr. of Gainesville, Mrs. JOE ALLEN of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. F. L. TAMPLIN of Milton, Okla.
Tuesday, July 8, 1924
Card of thanks for the … of our dear daughter, from the family, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. PENNY.
Thursday, March 16, 1922
A. D. PETERMAN, former citizen of Gainesville long ago, died at his home at Ardmore, Okla., last night following a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Petersman was a traveling man, well known. He married Miss ELLA WINTON of Gainesville who died three years ago and was buried here. The remains will arrive here on the Santa Fe RR Friday afternoon and the funeral service will be held from the train with burial in Fairview cemetery. Mr. Peterman was an uncle of Mrs. J. T. MORROW of Gainesville.
Friday, March 17, 1922
Ardmore, Okla., May 17: A. D. PETERMAN, one of Ardmore’s pioneer citizens, died Wednesday morning after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. SALLIE SMITH of 217 West Broadway, Friday morning, then the body will be taken to Gainesville for burial beside the wife who died three years ago. He was 61 years old and had made his home in Ardmore for 25 years and was at one time associated with the Hyden Dry Goods Co. For many years, he was salesman of the Carhart Overall Co. and made an enviable record with the company. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by four brothers, H. T. PETERMAN of Gainesville, M. G. and W. B. PETERMAN of Davis, G. G. DAVIS of Fort Worth, and three sisters, Mrs. LULA GARRISON of Davis, Mrs. S. J. BOYNKIN and Mrs. O. G. ROUEMORE of Dallas.
Wednesday, March 8, 1922
County tax collector JOE PETTIT, accompanied by his brother and sister, left here Tuesday morning for Rogers, Arkansas, in response to the message about the critical illness of their father. A second message after their departure told that Mr. Pettit had died. The remains will be shipped to Gainesville.
Thursday, March 9, 1922
The funeral of L. S. PETTIT, who died at Rogers, Arkansas, will be held Friday afternoon in the Baptist Church at Era with Rev. R. R. GAINES officiating. The procession will leave from the home of his son, JOE PETTIT, corner of Lindsay and McCubbin streets, Friday morning. Interment will be in Gregory cemetery. Active pallbearers: JAMES OWENS, BABE LOCKE, R. D. CLACK, ORB WARD, Mr. ALEXANDER, WILL TURNER.
Wednesday, March 8, 1922
L. S. PETTIT, age 52, former resident of Cooke County, died at his home in Rogers, Ark., last Monday. He moved to Amarillo from this county some 6 years ago and from there to Rogers….He is survived by his wife, the following children, JOE who county tax collector here, WILMER of Wichita Falls, VERNICE of Wichita Falls and CYNTHIA MAY PETTIT of Gainesville.
Friday, January 11, 1924
Julius E. Pfeiffer, after a protracted illness, died at his home on North Morris Street, Thursday night. He was born in Germany June 15, 1856, and lived in Gainesville more than 30 years. He is survived by one son and one daughter. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the family home with Rev. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. G. Carroll had charge of interment in Fairview cemetery.
Card of thanks: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. PATTON and GARRETT PFEIFFER.
Saturday, June 15, 1922
Miss WINNIE PHILPOT
Miss WINNIE PHILPOT, age 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. PHILPOT of Sherman, died in the sanitarium of Myra Friday night after an illness of three days. She was visiting the home of J. R. PHILPOT at Hood when stricken and was taken to the sanitarium at Myra. Her parents formerly lived in Cooke County. The funeral was held this afternoon with burial in the Hood cemetery. Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiated with arrangements by G. Carroll.
Wednesday, December 19, 1923
J. R. PHILPOT, who was ill for several months, died at his home west of here Saturday. He was one of the most prominent men of his community and will be missed in church and school.
Thursday, April 17, 1924
Mother of Local Citizen Died in Commerce
Mrs. J. P. PICKETT, age 49, died at Commerce, Texas, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at Commerce Sunday with interment at Commerce. Surviving Mrs. Pickett are her husband, daughters, Mrs. H. N. SHAMBERGER of Wills Point and Misses ALMA and J. PICKETT of Gainesville, who are proprietors of the Chapeaux Shop here, all present at the funeral. Miss JOHN(?) PICKETT returned from Commerce to take again charge of her millinery shop.
Tuesday, April 26, 1921
B. B. Pierce
Mrs. C. L. HAYWOOD of Gainesville received word of the death of her brother-in-law, BETHAL B. PIERCE, which occurred last Friday, April 22, at Floydada, following an operation for appendicitis. He moved to Floydada a short time ago. The funeral and interment occurred there last Sunday. While residing in Gainesville, Mr. Pierce was employed at Whaley Mill and the Ice Co. and also Kress Co. he was a member of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church.
Tuesday, March 6, 1923
Rev. J. F. PIERCE
Rev. J. F. PIERCE, for 32 years an active minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, died Saturday afternoon at his residence, 400 University Blvd., Dallas. He was well known in Gainesville, at one time pastor of the Denton St. Methodist Church and later presiding elder of the district. Rev. Pierce was born in Georgia, March 6, 1863, and was graduated from Emory College in 1884 and moved to Texas in 1885. He taught school for two years, later admitted to the bar and formed a law partnership with W. M. CROW of Dallas. He aligned himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church South in November 1890 and his services as pastor of Methodist churches were in Texarkana, Queen City, Denton, Gainesville, Greenville, Paris, and Sherman, and as presiding elder of the McKinney and Gainesville districts. Since Nov. 20, 1920, he was junior pastor of the Oak Lawn M. E. Church South. He was, for years, one of the trustees of Southwestern University and later a teacher in the theological department of Southern Methodist University. He was married December 16, 1891, to Miss LLORA CULLUM, of Oak Lawn, Dallas, and surviving him are his wife, two sons, GEORGE P. and GRAHAM PIERCE, and daughter Miss ELLA KATHERINE PIERCE. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. JOHN R. ALLEN, assisted by Dr. T. H. HARRIS Jr., Dr. W. D. BRADFORD, and Dr. J. W. FORT, Monday morning at the Oak Lawn Methodist Church with burial in the Greenwood cemetery.
Monday, October 22, 1923
GRAHAM PIERCE of Dallas spent Sunday here, attending the memorial services for his father, Rev. J. F. Pierce, who died during the past year. Graham is a former Gainesville boy and is a graduate of the local high school.
Wednesday, September 22, 1920
J. L. Pierce
Dr. JAMES LOVICK PIERCE, age 59, Methodist minister well known in the Southwest, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. WILLIS BLAYLOCK, at Dallas. The remains arrived here today over the Santa Fe RR and were taken to the home of RALPH BELL on Grand Ave. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Denton St. Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. FRANK M. RICHARDSON of the Munger St. Methodist Church in Dallas, assisted by Rev. R. F. BRYANT of the Tyler St. Methodist Church of Oak Cliff, and Rev. L. P. SMITH of Dallas who accompanied the body here this morning. Rev. C. W. DENNIS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church and Rev. CLAUDE M. SIMPSON, presiding elder, also assisted. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. Dr. Pierce, who was born at Madison, Georgia, April 10, 1861, was a son of Dr. JAMES L. PIERCE, who, for 50 years, was leading Methodist minister and college president in Georgia, and was a grandson of Dr. LOVICK PIERCE and a nephew of Bishop GEORGE P. PIERCE. He graduated from Emory College at Oxford, Georgia, in 1882 and the same year, came to Texas. He studied law under judge FERGUSON at Denton. The next year, he taught school under Rev. I. W. CLARK at Honey Grove. After three years of teaching, he joined the North Texas Methodist Conference. In 1885 he married Miss IDA GRAVES of Honey Grove. His first appointment as a preacher was to the Honey Grove circuit. In 1890 he was transferred to Louisiana where he was for four years pastor of the First Church at Shreveport. Following this, he was for four years pastor of the Carondelet St. Church at New Orleans then for two years, pastor at Monroe, La. In 1896, he returned to North Texas Conference and was successively pastor of the First Church at Dallas, Wesley Church of Greenville, Travis Church at Sherman, the church at Commerce, Denton St. in Gainesville, the church at Terrell and at McKinney. … He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. RALPH BELL of Gainesville, Mrs. WILLIS BLAYLOCK of Dallas, and Miss RUTH PIERCE of McKinney, three sons, Dr. J. L. PIERCE Jr. of Dallas, GRAVES PIERCE and BRYANT PIERCE of Dallas, and one brother, Rev. J. F. PIERCE, pastor of the Denton St. Methodist Church here.
Monday, July 28, 1924
Mrs. R. A. PILCHER
Mrs. R. A. PILCHER, age 42, whose home is at Saint Jo, died at the local sanitarium Sunday morning, following an operation after being sick for about three months, with measles, later pneumonia. Mrs. Pilcher is survived by her husband and nine children. Funeral services were held at her home 7 miles south of Saint Jo, Monday afternoon. S. W. Gibson prepared the body.
Thursday, February 10, 1921
Infant Son of James Pilgrim
E. L., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES PILGRIM, died Thursday morning at the family home in Myra. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning with Rev. Shaw officiating. Interment at Reed cemetery directed by undertaker Gibson.
Tuesday, August 7, 1923
4 Year Old (4 months old?)
RUBY PEARL PILGRIM four months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. PILGRIM, died at the parental home near Era last night. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with interment at Era cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Saturday, July 16, 1921
A telegram was received here today about the death of Mrs. GEORGE PITMAN/ PITTMAN, at Fort Stockton, Texas, early this morning. The funeral will be held there.
Tuesday, February 3, 1920
GEORGE H. PLUMLEE, age 42, died at his home 6 miles southeast of Gainesville Monday. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at Fairview cemetery with Rev. Cox and the Masonic lodge officiating. S. W. Gibson is in charge.
Monday, September 25, 1922
JAMES KNOX POLK
JAMS KNOX POLK, age 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. JOHNSON, 4 ½ miles northeast of Saint Jo, this morning. Cause of his death was general senility. Mr. Polk was born Feb. 24, 1839. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. JOHNSON and another who lives at Pauls Valley, Okla. The body will be shipped to Pauls Valley by undertaker Carroll Tuesday morning where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday, May 5, 1921
Funeral director S. W. Gibson today reported the death of Mrs. SARAH POLLARD, 8 miles southwest of Era, age 74. She died early this morning. The funeral will be this afternoon with interment in Gregory cemetery.
Friday, June 23, 1922
Myra Farmer Killed by Son
C. C. PITCOCK, a farmer about 50 years old, residing near Myra, was shot and killed about noon today by his son, OSCAR, age 18. A pistol in the hands of the boy was the weapon. According to the best information available over long distance telephone, the killing resulted from an alleged attempt on the boy’s life made by his father. It is alleged the father attacked the boy with a shotgun and the younger man fired in self-defense. Trouble of long standing is reported to have led up to the fatality today. The Pitcocks lived on a farm near the Twin Churches, 6 miles north of Myra and about 18 miles from Gainesville. Sheriff Ford, county attorney Gettys and other county officials left here soon after the report and they left Myra this afternoon coming here with the prisoner.
Wednesday, February 21, 1922
ISAAC D. POLLARD
ISAAC D. POLLARD, age 63, many years a citizen of the Slidell community, died at his home near Slidell Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Gregory cemetery Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R. R. GAINS officiating. Gibson had charge.
Monday, February 18, 1924
A. J. PORTER
Funeral services for ANDREW J. PORTER, age 33, local oil promoter, who died in Ardmore Friday night, were held here Saturday afternoon at the home of J. A. ANDERSON on South Morris with Rev. E. A. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Porter is survived by his wife and two small children. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson with the local Masonic lodge graveside services.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1924
Card of thanks from Mrs. A. J. PORTER and children, S. D. PORTER, BOB MCFARLAND and sons, T. HOLCOMBE.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 1924
ANDREW J. PORTER, age 33, local oil promoter, died in the Hardy sanitarium at Ardmore, Okla., Friday night and the body arrived here over the Santa Fe RR Saturday morning. Mr. Porter had been engaged in some oil dealings near Ardmore when he was taken ill with pneumonia only a few days ago.
Tuesday, June 29, 1920
H. B. PORTER
Undertaker Carroll informed the Register today of the death of H. B. PORTER, age 90, which occurred Monday evening at the home of his son, S. R. PORTER, 6 ½ miles north of town. He had been a resident of Cooke County many years. The funeral was held this afternoon with burial in the Red River cemetery with Rev. Gaines officiating.
Wednesday, June 30, 1920
Masons Attended Burial
Several members of the Gainesville Masonic lodge attended the burial Tuesday afternoon of H. D. PORTER at Red River cemetery. Mr. Porter died Monday evening. He was one of the oldest Masons in Texas, age 90 years, 5 months 15 days. He is survived by several children.
C. E. PORTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. PORTER, who had been here to attend the funeral of his grandfather, H. D. Porter, returned to Ardmore today where he is working for the Ardmore Power & Light Co.
Tuesday, May 24, 1921
Brother of Local Man Killed at Ennis
Police chief LOVING received the following message late Monday afternoon from A. WARE, police chief at Ennis, Texas: ‘WILLIAM THOMAS PORTER killed here Saturday. Holding body. He has a brother in Gainesville, help to locate him.’ When seen regarding the matter today, chief Loving said the telegraph company was apprised of the fact that a man named CHARLES PORTER is now residing in the country a few miles south of town and forwarded the message to him, who is supposed to be a brother of the dead man.
Tuesday, February 17, 1920
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. HARLAN POWELL is dangerously ill at the home of Mr. and Mrs. FRED FRASHER.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 1920
FRED HARLAN POWELL, one month one day old son of Mr. and Mrs. HARLAN POWELL, died at last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. FRED FRASHER, grandparents of the child. It was especially hard for Mrs. Powell as Mr. Powell is in California and it was impossible for him to come after the babe became so critical. Funeral services will be held this afternoon conducted by Rev. R. L. POWELL with burial at Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Monday, October 5, 1923
Mrs. HUGH POTTER
Mrs. FLORENCE POTTER, wife of HUGH POTTER, prominent attorney in Houston, died there Sunday after a protracted illness, according to a telegram received by the latter’s father, J. M. POTTER. Mrs. Potter had been in ill health for years. Hugh Potter was reared in Gainesville and well known here. Mrs. Potter was Miss FLORENCE SCOTT of Houston. She is survived by her husband and two small children.
Friday, June 16, 1922
Father of Local Minister
Mrs. R. L. POWELL received a telegram last night from her husband, Rev. R. L. POWELL, about the death of his father, JOHN POWELL, at a hospital in Lauriel, Miss. Rev. Powell had gone there in response to a telegram about his father’s serious illness, but arrived thirty minutes too late. Mr. Powell was 80 years old and resided at Collins, Miss., a pioneer citizen of that place. The funeral will be held this afternoon at Collins, Miss.
Saturday, January 19, 1924
Former Soldier Buried Here
Funeral services for IRA C. POWELL, age 28, who died at the home of his father, JAMES POWELL, two miles south of town, were held at the residence Friday afternoon with Rev. R. E. JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Mr. Powell was an ex-service man and graveside services were in charge of the Dennis-Anderson Post, American Legion. The service was read by Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church and taps were blown by J. J. LINDSAY. Firing squad: former major JACK SHELTON, commanding, BALLARD WATTS, GUY ROBERTS, FRANK STANFORD, LACY FLEENER, CHARLES DAVIS and CHESTER ROBB. Pallbearers: GILBERT HOLMAN, JOHN HARDY, GUY TURNER, FRANK WELCH, JOHN HARBUS, FRED DAUMB. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Thursday, January 17, 1924
Ex-Service Man Died
IRA C. POWELL, age 28, died at the home of his father JAMES POWELL two miles south of town Thursday morning, ill for several months…. Mr. Powell was a former service man. …He is survived by his wife and two small children, his parents, and four sisters.
Tuesday, April 27, 1920
Mrs. LIZZIE NUTTING returned from Marlow, Oklahoma where she attended the funeral of her brother, R. L. PRICE, who died there recently.
Friday, November 30, 1923
JOHN W. PUNCH
JOHN W. PUNCH, age 42, was killed this morning when he was buried under a large quantity of gravel which caved in at the pit on the OSCAR SCOTT farm three miles west of Gainesville. Other workmen made a desperate attempt to unearth the unfortunate man, but it was 30 minutes before his body was removed from the huge gravel pile. According to the story told by CLAY PUNCH, 17 year old son of John Punch, he and his father had gone to cut some cane, but finding it too wet, decided to go to the gravel pit and load their wagon while the fields were dried by the sun. When they reached the pit, a negro man employed by Mr. Scott was also loading a wagon and Mr. Punch went to the pit with a pick to loosen gravel for his son to place in the wagon. Soon after the man started digging into the gravel, the cave-in occurred, completely burying him. The boy was also caught in the crash and was buried up to his waist, managing to squirm loose in a short time. The negro man and the boy went to work to excavate Punch, succeeding in about a half hour. The G. J. Carroll ambulance was called to the scene and a pulmotor was applied to the man but to no avail. The body was taken to the Carroll parlor for preparation for burial. Mr. Punch is survived by his wife, three sons, CLAY, the oldest, EDWIN and JOHN; two daughters, MARJORIE and MARY. Punch had lived in Cooke County more than 30 years and married Miss DORA PACE, daughter of H. C. PACE, pioneer citizen of Sivells Bend community. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with interment in Sivels Bend cemetery.
Saturday, October 23, 1920
EDWARD R. PURCELL, age 78, who made his home for the past 16 years with his brother, W. V. PURCELL, at 200 West Broadway, died yesterday. The funeral was held this afternoon from the residence.
Friday, May 5, 1922
Mrs. JOSEPHINE POWERS
Mrs. JOSEPHINE POWERS, widow of the late WILLIAM POWERS, who died a few months, died at the home of her brother, C. A. RUSSELL, near the Producers Refinery last night. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. Russell this afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll. Mrs. Powers was well known here, having lived in Gainesville for some years.
Monday, February 20, 1922
WILLIAM H. POWERS
WILLIAM HENRY POWERS, age 83, died at his home on North Hancock St., Sunday morning, following an illness of several months, induced by an injury to his hip when he fell down some porch steps. Mr. Powers had been a resident of Gainesville several years and was well known. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. JOSIE POWERS. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Nelson Grove with interment in the Nelson Grove cemetery, with Rev. R. L. POWELL officiating. G. Carroll had charge.
Wednesday, August 23, 1922
Mrs. ETHEL E. PRICE
The body of Mrs. ETHEL E. PRICE, age 30, who died at Albuquerque, N. M., last Saturday, arrived over the Santa Fe RR Monday evening and were taken to the mortuary of S. W. Gibson on the southwest corner of the courthouse square, from which place the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Rev. E. L. POWELL of the First Baptist Church conducted the services with burial at Fairview cemetery. Mrs. Price is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. BROWN, who live on the W. J. PRICE farm just south of Gainesville. She went to Albuquerque on account of ill health. She was a splendid young woman, having been engaged for sometime as a nurse.
Tuesday, July 29, 1924
G. T. PURCELL
G. T. PURCELL, age 70, pioneer of the Hood community in Cooke County, died at his home there Tuesday morning after an illness. Mr. Purcell was born in Collin County, but moved to Cooke County many years ago, one of the prominent and prosperous citizens of his community. He was especially interested in church work, teaching Sunday school and identified with the Methodist Church at Hood. He was a member of the Odd Fellow and Masonic lodges. Mr. Purcell is survived by his wife and eight children: W. E. and J. H. PURCELL of Gainesville, Mrs. J. C. DAVIDSON of Myra, H. P., J. L., and M. L. Purcell, Miss BELL PURCELL, and Mrs. COY SHAW, of Hood and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. PEARL PURCELL. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at Hood Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. C. CLEMENT of Myra officiating. The Odd Fellows of Myra and Masons of Gainesville will take part. Interment in Hood cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
MACK PURDUE, age 40, died at his home near Woodbine early this morning of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and two children. Funeral services will be held at Whitesboro tomorrow morning with interment there. G. J. Carroll is in charge.
Thursday, October 18, 1923
Mrs. JOHN PUTMAN
Mrs. CARRIE ELLEN PUTMAN, age 38, died at her home on North Grand Ave., Wednesday evening, an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, JOHN PUTMAN, who until recently had been working at Corsicana, and three sons. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday morning with interment in Hibbit cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Saturday, November 10, 1923
A memorial to Mrs. Carrie Putman from the Whaley Memorial Missionary Society. Signed. Mrs. W. R. NUTTING, Mrs. S. D. BLAKE, and Mrs. J. W. ALLEN.
Wednesday, May 13, 1923
R. A. QUISENBERRY
R. A. QUISENBERRY, produce merchant of Sanger, died at his home there Monday afternoon, following a brief illness. He became ill Friday and Saturday a physician was summoned and pronounced stomach trouble. Sunday night, he suffered an attack of heart failure. He formerly resided at Gainesville at which time he operated a bus line. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss NELL HANSEL, and several children, among them NEBO and BOB QUISENBERRY of Gainesville.
Friday, April 11, 1924
J. B. ‘BUELL’ RACE, well known pioneer citizen of Cooke County, died at his home six miles northeast of Gainesville, Thursday evening, following an attack of heart disease. Mr. Race had only been ill a few days. He was one of the most successful farmers in the county and was identified with every movement of progress in the county. He was a member of the Masonic lodge which will have charge of graveside rites. Mr. Race is survived by his wife and two sisters, one of whom, Mrs. JOHN HULEN of Houston, arrived to attend the funeral. The funeral services will be held Saturday at Fairview cemetery with Rev. ROBERT E. JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Undertaker Carroll has charge.
Thursday, March 6, 1924
Mrs. J. A. Race
Mrs. J. A. RACE, age 89, one of the prominent pioneer citizens of Cooke County, died at the home of her son, BUELL RACE, six miles northeast of Gainesville, Wednesday evening, following an attack of acute indigestion. Her death was a surprise as she was in the best of health Wednesday before the sudden illness. Mrs. Race was the widow of Prof. J. A. RACE, first superintendent of schools in Gainesville and had resided in Cooke County many years. Her husband died in Washington, D. C., some years ago. She is survived by three children, BUELL RACE, daughters Mrs. JOHN A. HULEN of Houston and Mrs. M. E. STETTMAN of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Hulen and her husband, General JOHN A. HULEN, will arrive Thursday to attend the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the Race residence Friday afternoon with burial in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Wednesday, November 2, 1924
Undertaker S. W. Gibson received word this morning of the death of FRANK RACKLEY at Santa Ana, Texas. Mr. Rackley is well known to Gainesville people, having engaged in the furniture business here some years ago. He is a brother to J. J. RACKLEY who was also in furniture business here. Frank Rackley moved to Purcell, Oklahoma, from Gainesville, then later went to Santa Ana where he died Tuesday morning. The body will be sent to Purcell for burial and pass through Gainesville over the Santa Fe RR Thursday morning, accompanied by his daughter and son, who survive him.
Monday, February 12, 1923
Mrs. J. F. RAGSDALE
Relatives in Gainesville received word from J. F. RAGSDALE about the death of his wife, LEE CAIN RAGSDALE, who had been in ill health for some time at their home near Junction, Texas. Mrs. Ragsdale was a daughter of CAL CAIN, residing a few miles south of town, and had other relatives in Gainesville. She will be buried at Junction tomorrow.
Saturday, May 19, 1923
Mrs. JOHN RATLIFF, who died at her home in Hobart, Oklahoma, was buried at the Gregory cemetery south of Era Tuesday. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. IKE GREGORY of Era and a sister of SAM and PRICE GREGORY of this place. She leaves eight children.
Wednesday, May 16, 1923
A message from Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Mr. and Mrs. IKE GREGORY stated their daughter, Mrs. MARTHA RATLIFF, died suddenly Sunday morning, death caused by a spider bite. The remains were brought to Valley View for interment at Gregory cemetery.
Monday, March 29, 1920
J. R. RAMSEY
J. R. RAMSEY, age 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. RAMSEY, residing four miles east of town, died at the family home Sunday morning. The funeral was held this morning with Rev. Wesson of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were chums of the deceased: CASPER MYERS, MANFRED PROFFER, ALVIN OSBORNE, RALPH OSBORNE, GARLAND OSBORNE, RAYMOND AUSTIN. S. W. Gibson was in charge.
Saturday, June 5, 1920
LEWIS RANDALL, age 56m died this morning at the home of his son, H. RANDALL, on North Morris St., after an illness from paralysis. The funeral will be held from the residence of H. Randall Sunday afternoon with burial in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Monday, June 7, 1920
Card of thanks from Mrs. Lewis Randall, Mr. and Mrs. HORNE RANDALL.
Wednesday, November 24, 1920
Dr. THALES B. REAMS passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, at the home of his brother, S. E. REAMS, seven miles southeast of Gainesville. The funeral was conducted at the grave by Rev. HARRY CHISM, with interment at Fairview cemetery. He was 59 years old and was a member of the First Christian Church, Birmingham, Alabama. For years he was a successful active businessman. He is survived by two children, Mrs. ORA REAMS SCOTT of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and PAUL E. REAMS of Washington, D. C.; two sisters Misses MARY and AGNES REAMS; three brothers, Rev. H. B. REAMS of Nashville, Tenn., S. R. and J. W. REAMS, all of Cooke County, except Rev. H. B.
Tuesday, February 10, 1920
The little daughter of J. R. REAVES, who died Sunday morning, was buried yesterday afternoon.
Monday, November 28, 1921
Roadmaster REED of Santa Fe RR
W. A. REED of Gainesville, roadmaster for the Santa Fe RR, died in the Hardy sanitarium at Ardmore, Okla., Sunday morning, following injuries received some five hours earlier when his railway motor car struck an obstruction on the track at Berwyn, Okla., and turned over. It took place on the street crossing near the passenger station and no one was on the car with Mr. Reed at the time…Dr. Hardy at Ardmore took his airplane ambulance to the scene, four minutes for the journey. After Mr. Reed was placed in the plane, he was taken to the sanitarium and placed on the operating table.. Mr. Reed left his home on North Red River street Sunday morning, going to Berwyn on passenger train No. 18 where he had left his motor car on Saturday, making a business trip in connection with his work. His daughter, Mrs. FROMAN GRANT, was on passenger train No. 12, en route to her home at Pauls Valley, Okla., after spending Thanksgiving with her parents in Gainesville. It was held up for some time at Berwyn until Mrs. Reed and Dr. C. R. JOHNSON could be reached and brought to the train. This was the first information that Mrs. Grant received about the mishap….Mr. Reed had been an employee of Santa Fe RR for nearly 30 years and was one of its most trusted men. He had been roadmaster from Gainesville to Pauls Valley about 4 years, during which time he resided in Gainesville. He lived in the Ruby house near the high school. Mr. Reed was about 50 years old. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Froman Grant of Pauls Valley and Mrs. A. C. NIXON of San Antonio, and an adopted son, ED TOOLEY of Cleburne who is an employee of the track supply department of the Santa Fe. The funeral will be held at Pauls Valley where Mr. Reed had lived many years previous moving to Gainesville.
Saturday, October 27, 1923
RUSSELL V. REED, Jr., four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL REED Sr., residing at 425 North Denton, died Thursday night. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Saturday, March 3, 1923
Mrs. MARTHA E. REED
Mrs. MARTHA ELLEN REED, age 72, died at the home of her son, A. S. REED, on Pecan St., Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the Dixon St. Christian Church, with Rev. THOMAS LENNOX officiating. She is survived by three sons, A. S. and I. D. REED of Gainesville and C. A. REED of Shawnee, Oklahoma, all of whom were present at time of death. Her husband, A. S. REED, died Dec. 23, 1918. Pallbearers: ED WHITE, ANDY DAVIS, W. A. HENSLEY, JOHN MCINTOSH, JOHN ATCHISON, ROBERT EVANS. S. W. Gibson has charge.
Friday, March 3, 1922
Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN REED
DOROTHY CHANDLER, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN REED, died this morning at the family home on Grand Ave., diphtheria. Private funeral services were held this afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS officiating. Burial at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson. Pallbearers: DOC TEAGUE, HENRY LYNCH, ROBERT NEWTON, W. A. ROBERTSON.
Monday, February 9, 1920
The 18 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. REEVES died at the family home on Scott St., Sunday morning. Funeral services were held this afternoon with Revs. WESSON and CARTER officiating.
February 13, 1920
Junior, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. REEVES at the family home on South Scott St., died Sunday morning.
Card of thanks from Mr. and Mrs. J. B. REEVES and family, STELLA and ALFRED INGLE, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. KITE, Mr. and Mrs. L. N. REEVES, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. INGLE.
Miss STELLA INGLE wrote a poem in memory of Junior Reeves.
Saturday, January 14, 1922
Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH RENFRO, age 85, died this morning in the home of her son, LESTER RENFRO, in Era. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the Baptist Church at Era, then interment in Fairview cemetery. Mrs. Renfro was born in Kentucky in July, 1838, and was a pioneer citizen of Cooke County. S. W. Gibson has charge.
Saturday, December 17, 1921
Returned from Funeral
Mrs. A. C. SCHOPPAUL returned home from Pueblo, Colorado, where she went a few weeks to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. S. W. RESONER/ REASONER, who passed away last Monday, age 72, death from cancer. Surviving are two daughters, one at Pueblo and Mrs. Schoppaul of
Tuesday, September 16, 1924
Gainesville Woman Died at Clinton, Okla.
Mrs. DELLA REYMENANDT, daughter of Mrs. M. J. LOVING of Gainesville, died in a hospital at Clinton, Okla., Tuesday morning, according to word received by her brother, SID LOVING. She has resided in Tulsa for several years and for 18 months, had been in ill health. The body will be brought to Gainesville Wednesday morning on the Santa Fe RR and will be taken to the home of ELMER DAVIS on North Weaver St., from which place the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll. She is survived by her mother; two daughters Mrs. ELSIE CRAIG and Miss JEWEL BONDS of Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. ELMER DAVIS of Gainesville and Mrs. ROBERT LINKS of Rosston; three brothers SID LOVING of Gainesville, OSCAR and ERNEST LOVING of Ardmore, Okla.
Wednesday, February 6, 1924
Former Citizen of Marysville
JOHN A. REYNOLDS, a farmer residing on the RIDENOUR place on East Broadway St., died at his home Tuesday night of cancer. Mr. Reynolds was 70 years old and is survived by his widow and two sons, Dr. J. W. REYNOLDS of Dumas, Texas, and W. A. REYNOLDS of Healdton, Oklahoma. Mr. Reynolds moved to Gainesville last November from Marysville where he lived for the past 15 years. Interment in Bolivar cemetery near the southwest line of Cooke county will be held Thursday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM officiating. S. W. Gibson has charge.
Thursday, March 15, 1923
CHARLES L. REYNOLDS
CHARLES L. REYNOLDS, age 63, carpenter and citizen of Gainesville for 40 years, died suddenly Thursday morning, heart failure. Mr. Reynolds was en route to town and had been sitting on the steps of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church. His body was found on the sidewalk in front of the church shortly after his fall. His health had not been good for some time. At one time, Mr. Reynolds owned considerable rent property in East Gainesville, but some had been disposed of in recent years. His home was on East Gribble St. The body was taken to Carroll undertaking. He is survived by his wife and the following children by a former marriage, ALTA, ALMIRA, FRANCES, WELLSWORTH, MARVIN, LOUIS, and CARROLL.
Friday, March 16, 1923
The funeral of Charles L. Reynolds will be held from the family home on East Gribble St. Sunday afternoon with Rev. R. L. POWELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Relatives here for the funeral are: Mrs. FRED HUGHES and son of Tiffin, Texas, and E. P. REYNOLDS of Kansas City. MARVIN REYNOLDS of Laredo, LOUIS REYNOLDS of El Paso and Mrs. J. C. HOLLAND of Sweetwater are expected to arrive.
Saturday, March 17, 1923
Mrs. ELLA V. REYNOLDS of Tiffin, Texas, is here to attend the funeral of C. L. REYNOLDS.
Wednesday, March 3, 1920
W. W. RILEY of the Register force received a telegram today that EDNA, four year old daughter of his brother JAMES RILEY, died this morning at Florence, Texas. This is the second death in the family within the past four months, another child having passed away last fall. James Riley was a resident of Gainesville about two years ago.
Saturday, January 24, 1916(?)
Former Gainesville Citizen
Cleburne, Texas, Jan. 23: ADDRAN RICHARDSON died suddenly at his home here this morning, due to apoplexy. He leaves a wife and two children. He was a Santa Fe RR engineer. The funeral will be held tomorrow.
He was well known in Gainesville, having lived here a number of years, when he was a fireman on the Santa Fe RR.
Thursday, December 15, 1921
Dr. CHARLES RICE
Gainesville was shocked this morning about the death of Dr. CHARLES F. RICE from sudden heart failure at his home on Lindsay St. last night… Dr. Rice attended the Rotary Club meeting at noon on Wednesday, played golf in the afternoon at the country club, and had taken care of his duties at his office. About 10:30 p.m. Mrs. Rice heard him fall and rushed to his assistance, then called to the doctor’s son, ROY, who was visiting the home of Rev. Mood just across the street. The son and Rev. Mood hurried to his side… CHARLES F. RICE was 41 years old, born in Denton County, moved to Gainesville from Sanger some 12 years ago. Ten years ago he married Miss ELIZABETH SWEENEY, daughter of Mrs. J. B. SWEENEY, who survives him, and his son ROY RICE who is a student at the high school. He has two brothers and two sisters. The body was taken to Sanger where funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church, of which Dr. Rice was a member. G. Carroll had charge. Dr. Rice was a member of the Cooke County Medical Society, a Knight Templar Mason, Rotarian, supporter of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Rowanis Country Club. Pallbearers: W. A. HENSLEY, WILLIAM TYLER, Dr. KUSER, Dr. GRIFFIN, JOE BOOZER and ED THOMPSON.
December 24, 1923
LOVEDA LORRAINE, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. RICHARDSON, residing on 803 North Lawrence, died Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the residence with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Friday, April 18, 1924
ROB RIDDLE, an aged and well known colored man of Gainesville, died at his home on South Schopmeyer St. last Thursday after a brief illness.
Saturday, August 30, 1924
Aged Man Died
JAMES M. RIDDLE, age 60, well known county farmer residing nine miles west of town, did here Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife and five grown children. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Barnhart cemetery near Spring Creek. Rev. R. R. GAINES of Era officiate. Burial arranged by G. Carroll.
Wednesday, September 3, 1924
Card of thanks from Mrs. J. M. RIDDLE and family; JESS STOVALL and family; W. T. STOVALL.
Friday, October 7, 1921
RAD RIDDLE, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. RIDDLE, residing six miles southwest of town, died last midnight after an illness of nearly three months. The body at Carroll parlor will be taken to the Spring Creek Church tomorrow afternoon for funeral services with Rev. R. L. POWELL and Rev. FOUNT JONES officiating. Interment will be in Barnhart cemetery.
Saturday, October 6, 1921
Funeral of Ray Riddle… for some time, Mr. Riddle was connected with the Cooke County road and bridge construction gang and was a valuable employee. He is survived by his parents, brothers, HUBERT, ERNEST and TRUITT; sisters, RUTH and THELMA. The mother is at the local sanitarium now where she underwent an operation last Tuesday.
Thursday, July 27, 1922
Octogenarian of Whitesboro
JOHN D. RITCHIE, age 86, died at his home 3 miles west of Whitesboro this morning. Funeral service will be held Friday morning and interment in Whitesboro cemetery. Mr. Ritchie was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the Confederate army and had been a resident of the Whitesboro community several years. He was a brother of Mrs. W. C. BROWN and was the last living relative she had.
April 25, 1921
Undertaker Carroll reported the death of JOHN RIVOIRE, residing on North Witherspoon, who died this morning. He had been a resident of Cooke County several years until recently lived at Wolf Ridge. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Wolf Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, March 11, 1922
The funeral of Mrs. MARY ROARK will be held at the Callisburg church Sunday afternoon with Rev. FOUNT JONES officiating. Mrs. Roark died here suddenly Friday morning. She formerly lived at Callisburg.
Friday, March 10, 1922
Mrs. MARY P. ROARK, age 59, died suddenly at her home, corner of Culberson and Scott streets this morning. She formerly resided near Callisburg. Mrs. Roark is survived by children, Miss RUTH and Mrs. BRIZINDINE of Gainesville, H. S. ROARK of Bowling Green, Kentucky, E. H. and H. A. ROARK of Amarillo.
Wednesday, March 19, 1924
Muenster Woman Died
Mrs. WILLIAM ROBERG, age 84, died at her home in Muenster Monday evening, following paralysis and pneumonia. She was born in Germany and lived in Muenster the past 32 years. She is survived by two sons and seven daughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning.
Monday, June 6, 1921
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAIG ROBERTS died Sunday morning at the family home on South Dixon street and funeral services were held in the morning conducted by Rev. THOMAS LENNOX of the Dixon St. Christian Church.
Tuesday, January 29, 1923
L. E. ROBBINS
Word received here about the sudden death of L. E. ROBBINS, formerly of Gainesville, at his home in Bradshaw, Texas. At the time of his death, Mr. Robbins was connected with a railroad operating between Bradshaw and Abilene. His son, LYMAN ROBBINS, is publisher of the Bradshaw Bulletin, a small newspaper he established about two years ago. Although he is in his teens, Robbins has published a creditable paper. While in Gainesville, Lyman was a city carrier for the Register. There is a notice that the Bradshaw Bulletin was discontinued.
Tuesday, February 7, 1922
WILLIAM CROMWELL ROBERSON, age 85, died at the home of his son, G. A. ROBERSON, on East Belcher Street, this morning. The body will be shipped to Millsap tomorrow morning by G. Carroll. Mr. Roberson was a former Confederate soldier and for some time, had engaged in making and selling baskets in town. He was a resident here for some years.
Tuesday, February 12, 1924
The funeral of Mrs. J. S. ROBINSON, age 32, who died at her home on Gossett Street, Monday morning, was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon with Rev. MINOR BOUNDS of the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church officiating. She is survived by her husband and two children. She died from pneumonia and her two children are now critically ill with pneumonia. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, September 22, 1924
Mrs. H. T. ROBERTS
Mrs. H. T. ROBERTS, age 68, sister of Mrs. W. W. ROBERTS of Gainesville, died at her home in Fort Worth Monday afternoon, according to a message received here Monday afternoon. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. JOHN HARBUS of Gainesville, Mrs. WOODS of Fort Worth, Mrs. CHARLES MONTGOMERY of Greenwood, Texas; four sons, HUGH, WITT, PRICE and BRYAN ROBERTS. Mrs. Harbus, Mrs. SOL ZACHARIAS and WIRT ROBERTS, all of Gainesville, were at the bedside of Mrs. Roberts when she died. Funeral services will be held in Fort Worth.
Friday, October 26, 1924
J. E. ROBERTS
Funeral services for J. E. ROBERTS, age 79, who died at his home, 201 South Taylor, Wednesday afternoon, were held at the Whaley Memorial Methodist Church, Thursday afternoon with Rev. E. H. CRANDALL officiating. Mr. Roberts, a resident of Gainesville the past 28 years, was a native of Tennessee, highly respected citizen. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War and was, for many years, an employee of the Whaley Mill & Elevator Co. until he resigned some time ago on account of ill health. Mr. Roberts is survived by one son, JOSEPH J. ROBERTS, of Gainesville and two daughters, Mrs. PEMBERTON of Fort Worth and Mrs. ROBERTSON of Dallas, both of whom attended the funeral service. He became a member of the Southern Methodist Church early in life and was a member of Whaley Memorial Methodist Church during his residence in Gainesville. Active pallbearers: LUTHER MCGAUG, H. A. LILES, M. W. CLOPTON, GRADY PURGASON, WELBY CROW, J. H. ONGLE. Interment by the side of his wife in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Wednesday, July 16, 1924
J. C. ROBERTSON
J. C. ROBERTSON, former well known citizen of Gainesville, died at his home at Marietta, Oklahoma, Tuesday morning after an illness of several months. He was 65 years of age and was born in Albermarle County, Virginia. He came to Texas at age of 18 and lived in Texas until 2 years ago when he moved to Marietta. He served as county tax assessor of Cooke County for eight years. Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife, three sons, ALBERT, JIM, and ARCHIE; one sister Mrs. J. T. O’NEAL of Crozet, Virginia, and a brother Rev. J. F. ROBERTSON of West Virginia. WILL A. ROBERTSON of Gainesville is a nephew. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Marietta, Okla., Thursday afternoon with Rev. ERNEST C. MOBLEY of Oklahoma City officiating. Interment in Lakeview cemetery will have the Gainesville Masonic lodge in charge of graveside services. Pallbearers: WILL WOODS, SAM KING, WILL MILLER, WILLIAM BONNER of Gainesville, ARTHUR DILLARD and FRANK HILL of Marietta.
Thursday, January 26, 1922
W. H. ROBERTS of Memphis, Texas, formerly of Whitesboro, an uncle of ROBERT E. NEWTON, died Wednesday at his home in Memphis. He was well known in Gainesville.
Thursday, August 18, 1921
Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roff
Funeral directed Carroll reported the death of 14 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. ROFF which occurred Wednesday afternoon at the family home on Fish Creek near Mossville. The funeral was held this afternoon.
Monday, October 17, 1921
Mrs. W. H. ROFF, who has been in ill heath for many months of pernicious anemia, under the care of skilled physicians in the sanitarium, returned home weeks ago, but not improved in health, died Saturday afternoon. Mrs. MARY ALICE ROFF was born at Coesfield, Cooke County, on Sept. 3, 1866 and was reared there. Her father, FRANK LIEDTKE, went on before her. Her aged mother was with her during her illness and attended the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Roff were married Dec. 27, 1888 and six children came to bless their home with one dying in infancy. She is survived by her husband, W. H. Roff, and children, Miss ANNA ROFF, Miss INEZ ROFF, and HUGH ROFF of Ringling, Okla., Mrs. JAMES LEFTWICH of Comanche, and CHARLES ROFF of South Bend, Texas. Her sister, Mrs. J. P. LONG, of Gainesville, Texas, and four brothers, CHARLES LIEDTKE, W. W. LIEDTKE, who reside at the old homestead at Coesfield, Cooke County, Texas, ED LIEDTKE of Gainesville, and W. C. LIEDTKE of Tulsa, attended the funeral. Mrs. Roff was a devoted member of the M. E. Church for 31 years, a faithful and active member of the Ringling Methodist Church and Women’s Missionary Society. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon with Rev. A. E. WATFORD officiating, assisted by Rev. M. A. COOK of the Baptist Church. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. From the Ringling Eagle of Ringling, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma.
Wednesday, March 19, 1924
Small Child Died
NONA FAY, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. ROGERS, residing on Carnes St., died at the family home Wednesday morning, pneumonia and measles. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday, conducted by Rev. OTTS of the Church of Christ. Interment in New Hope cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, January 28, 1924
Ruth Lee Rogers
RUTH LEE, 13 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. ROGERS, residing 7 ½ miles southeast of town, died at the family home this morning from a complication of measles and pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment in New Hope cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, February 11, 1924
Former Gainesville Resident
Mrs. SUSANA ROGERS, age 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. DECKER in the Dos Voigne community near Denison, Saturday afternoon after an illness of two months. Mrs. Rogers was the wife of G. B. ROGERS, former Gainesville citizen who died 1904. He was founder and proprietor of the Gainesville Iron Foundry and he and his wife were among the most prominent residents of this city. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. DECKER of Denison and Mrs. CARRIE DORSEY of Oklahoma City, two sons, GEORGE ROGERS of Oklahoma City and GENE ROGERS of Wichita Falls. The body arrived here over the Katy RR and taken to the Fairview cemetery by G. Carroll. Burial services at the cemetery conducted by Rev. R. E. JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.
Friday, August 1, 1924
Funeral services for E. S. ROSS, age 54, who died at his home on Hall St. Wednesday morning, were held at the family residence Thursday afternoon with Rev. J. H. CHISM of the Church of Christ, and Rev. E. C. MCCONLEY of the Dixon St. Christian Church, officiating. Mr. Ross had lived in Gainesville 27 years. He is survived by his wife and eight sons and daughters, Mrs. ODETTE NEISLAR of Vernon; Mrs. GLADYS ALEXANDER, BRYAN, DOTTY, GREEVER, J. B., T. F. and E. S. ROSS Sr. all of Gainesville, and one brother, BOSTEAD ROSS of Willow, Okla. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Wednesday, July 30, 1924
E. S. ROSS, age 54, died at his home on Hall St. Wednesday morning after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Ross was in the blacksmith business here for the past 27 years, a shop on North Commerce.
Thursday, July 3. 1924
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Ross
ANCIL G. ROSS, 13/16/18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. WILL ROSS, 608 South Denton, died at the home of his parents, Thursday morning, following an illness of 24 hours. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ROSS; three brothers, WILLIAM, STEVENS, and WINFRED ROSS. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Friday afternoon with Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist Church and Rev. S. M. BLACK of the First Methodist Church at Denton officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll. Pallbearers: WILL RUE, HUGH HAMILTON, J. W. DOWNARD, Dr. L. W. KUSER, E. M. THOMPSON, W. L. BLANTON.
Monday, May 31, 1921
Dr. ROSSER died at Oak Cliff Saturday and was buried at Mt. Tabor north of this city Monday.
Saturday, June 3, 1922
Mrs. Mary Williams Ross
Friday morning at the family home on Lindsay St. the funeral service for Mrs. MARY WILLIAMS ROSS was held with Rev. R. G. MOOD and Rev. E. V. COLE officiating. By her request, a simple service was held, no eulogy, with scripture and a hymn sang by Mrs. MCARDLE, Mrs. MOORE, Mr. RUE, and Mr. BUCKINGHAM. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
Thursday, August 30, 1923
Son of Mr. and Mrs. TRAVIS ROUSSEAU
J. T. ROUSSEAU, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TRAVIS ROUSSEAU, residing at Woodbine, died Thursday morning. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Callisburg cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Saturday, September 1, 1923
J. T. Rousseau, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Rousseau, died at the family home one mile southwest of Woodbine, of typhoid fever and bronchial pneumonia.
Thursday, June 1, 1922
Mrs. SALLIE WILLIAMS ROSS died this morning at her home on South Lindsay, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Ross was a pioneer citizen of Gainesville, having resided here forty years. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Denton St. Methodist Church for years. She was born Aug. 12, 1844 at Savannah, Tennessee, and was 77 years, 9 months, 18 days old at time of death. Her father’s name was WILLIAMS and her mother’s maiden name was KATHERINE GRAHAM. She married A. H. ROSS on Dec. 4, 1867 at Savannah and they came to Gainesville in 1882. Mr. Ross established the firm of A. H. Ross & Son, leading hardware store here in 1885 and since his death in 1895, the store has been conducted by his sons, WILL and ANCIL ROSS. Mr. and Mrs. Ross had seven children with four living and were at their mother’s bedside at time of death. The sons are WILL and ANCIL ROSS; the daughters are Misses KATE and ELLA ROSS, all of Gainesville. Mrs. Ross is also survived by a sister, Mrs. FRANK WITHERSPOON of Kansas City, MO., and two brothers, A. G. and J. B. WILLIAMS of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mrs. Witherspoon will attend the funeral but the brothers were unable. The funeral will be held Friday morning at the home on South Lindsay with Revs. E. V. COLE and R. G. MOOD officiating with interment at Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: J. C. MURRELL, DAVE MONTER, M. W. STANIFORTH, HILL CAMPBELL, HUGH HAMILTON, W. H. DOUGHERTY. G. Carroll is funeral director.
Friday, August 18, 1922
JOHN ROSSON, age 62, residing in the Myra community about 12 miles west of Gainesville, was found dead in his barn by his son Thursday afternoon. At noon the father is said to have requested his son to meet at the barn at 3:00. When the young man went there, he found his father standing rigid against the wall with a rope around his neck…. Mr. Rosson was born in Georgia but had lived most of his life in Texas, resident of Cooke County 25 years. He engaged in buying and selling horses and mules at Myra. He is survived by his wife and ten children, all living. The funeral was at the Baptist Church in Myra Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. LANCASTER, arranged by S. W. Gibson.
Tuesday, July 26, 1921
T. C. RUBEY
THOMAS CARSON RUBEY died in Dallas Sunday night. The body was arrived over the Katy RR and taken to Fairview cemetery by G. Carroll. He was an honored member of the Pentagon Masonic lodge at Dallas where funeral services were held. The Masonic lodge here conducted graveside rites. Rev. E. V. COLE of the Denton St. Methodist St. conducted the service at Fairview cemetery.
Monday, July 25, 1921
T. CARSON RUBEY, age 67, died Sunday night at his home, 4120 Swiss Ave. in Dallas, after a protracted illness. He lived in Dallas 35 years, known as a traveling salesman. He was born in Canton, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, FRANCES W. RUBYE, a son A. C. RUBEY of Dallas, a brother, LOUIS RUBEY of Colton, California. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and the Pentagon Masonic lodge of Dallas. He will be buried in Gainesville.
Friday, April 26, 1922
Mrs. SUSAN RUBLE
Mrs. SUSAN RUBLE, age 84, a resident of Gainesville the past four years, died at the home of her son, OLIVER RUBLE, 718 East Main, this morning after an illness of four days. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence. Mrs. Ruble was born in Tennessee and moved to Kaufman County, Texas, in 1865. She came here four years ago to live with her son. She is survived by her son OLIVER RUBLE of Gainesville and daughter Mrs. ETTA VLYSTOEN of Forth Worth. S. W. Gibson is funeral director.
April 27, 1922
The funeral of Mrs. Susan Ruble was held at the home of her son Oliver Ruble on East Main, this afternoon with Rev. E. M. DUNSWORTH of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers: JOHN MCCARTY, W. B. WITT, M. L. GERMANY, R. I. PIPER, T. A. ROGERS, P. K. MIDDLETON.
Monday, June 25, 1923
Mrs. ETTA RUCKER
Mrs. ETTA RUCKER, age 58, died at her home in the south part of town, Sunday evening after an extended illness. She is survived by two sons and one daughter. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon with Dr. R. E. JOINER officiating. Interment at Fairview cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Monday, January 17, 1921
W. H. RUBUSH received word Sunday about the death of his brother GEORGE RUBUSH, who passed away suddenly at his home in Indianapolis Sunday morning…. Mr. Rubush was a former citizen of Gainesville, resided here from 1883 to 1889, during which time he was a building contractor. He engaged in a similar enterprise at Indianapolis at time of his death, age 57. He is survived by his wife and three children; tow brothers, W. H. RUBUSH of Gainesville and JOHN RUBUSH of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. CORA MCEWEN of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Mrs. BERTHA CARLSON of Springfield, Missouri. The funeral will be held Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Monday, May 31, 1920
Mrs. MARY RUBUSH
W. H. RUBUSH received a message this morning about the death of his mother, Mrs. MARY RUBUSH, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. CARLSON at Springfield, Missouri Sunday night. Mrs. Rubush was 87 years old last December. She was born in Kentucky and married FLETCHER RUBUSH in Indianapolis, then they moved to Gainesville in 1884, residing here about 20 years. Her husband was a well known building contractor in Gainesville. He died in Springfield about 16 years ago. The following children survive: W. H. RUBUSH of Gainesville, JOHN and GEORGE RUBUSH of Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. SAM MCCUEN of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Mrs. W. E. CARLSON of Springfield, Missouri. The funeral will be held at Springfield Tuesday afternoon.
Saturday, March 1, 1924
HUGH K. RUDOLPH
HUGH K. RUDOLPH died suddenly at his home in Dallas Friday night of acute indigestion. He was a former resident of Gainesville and well known here. He was 54 years old, born at McKinney, Texas. He came to Gainesville in his early youth, resided here for years until he moved to Dallas ten years ago. He was an employee of The Register here and was employed at other local printing offices here. He is survived by his wife, and four children, Mrs. TOM NEWKIRK, and Misses DOROTHY and NADINE RUDOLPH of Dallas, and DON RUDOLPH of McKinney; sister Mrs. PAUL GALLIA of Gainesville, and brother Col. E. K. RUDOLPH of Tioga. The body will arrive over the Katy RR in Gainesville Friday and will be taken to the home of AB BOOTS on North Grand Ave. Mrs. Boots is a sister of Mrs. Rudolph. The funeral services will be held at the Boots home Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. F. MURRELL of the First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. E. W. WESSON of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church and Dr. R. E. JOINER of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment in Fairview cemetery directed by G. Carroll.
Saturday, January 27, 1923
Mrs. ANNA RUENBUHL, age 91, died at her home in Galveston, Friday, according to information received by her grandson, HENRY PASHTAG of Gainesville, who left Friday night to attend the funeral at Galveston.
July 21, 1922
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. RUNYAN died Friday morning at the family home in Burns City. Funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in New Hope cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
Tuesday, July 17, 1923
Mrs. ELMER RUSSELL
Mrs. ELMER RUSSELL died here Monday night following a surgical operation performed earlier in the day. She moved here with her husband in 1918 from Estelline, Texas. She was a member of the Denton St. Methodist Church and the pastor, Rev. E. V. COLE, will officiate at the funeral to be held from the residence, 212 North Grand Ave. Wednesday afternoon. She is survived by his husband, Elmer Russell, an automobile mechanic, her father, STANLEY HARRELL and a brother CHARLES HARRELL. Her mother died here a few months ago. G. Carroll has charge.
Saturday, February 19, 1921
DOROTHY INEZ, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR RUTLEGE, died at the family home, 609 North Morris, Saturday morning. The funeral was held this afternoon with Rev. E. A. WESSON officiating, interment at Callisburg cemetery directed by S. W. Gibson.
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