Obituaries 1911
Submitted by Julie Coley

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > July > 14

CHILD SUCCUMBS TO FUMES OF GASOLINE

Five Year Old Son of W.C. Carter Falls Into Tub Containing Gasoline and Is Asphyxiated

Dean, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Carter, residing at 804 Travis street, was
found dead in the bath tub at the family home late yesterday afternoon, the little fellow
having succumbed to the fumes of gasoline. It seems that the mother had but a few minutes
before been using gasoline in a bath tub for the purpose of cleaning some clothes, but being
effected by the fumes had drained the tub and gone to another room to recover from the ill
effects. The little boy evidently leaned too far over the tub after going into the bath room,
or crawled into it and was overcome by the gasoline and death resulting in a short time. When
the body was discovered everything possible was done in an effort to revive the little fellow
before the sad knowledge of his death had dawned upon the excited family. Funeral services were
announced to be held from the family home this afternoon at 4 o'clock to be conducted by Rev.
R.R. Hamlin, interment to be in Riverside cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > July > 14

News Notes from Iowa Park

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Morgan was buried in the Iowa Park Cemetery Friday
evening. Rev. J.W. Morgan conducted the services at the grave. Mrs. Morgan's sister, Mrs. Sam
Jones, of near Holliday is with her.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > July > 24

Death of R.M. Wilson

Mr. R.M. Wilson father of Mr. G.N. Wilson and Mrs. I.F. Gage died last night at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. I. F. Gage 1607 Burnett yesterday aged about 83 years. The remains were prepared and
shipped to Comanche, Texas where they will be interred this afternoon. Mr. G.N. Wilson and Mrs.
Lieta Gage accompanied them.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > July > 24

MRS. CELESTIA GASTON DIED SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Celestia Gaston aged 59 years wife of Dr. Joseph I. Gaston died at her home corner Seventh
street and Scott avenue at 9 o'clock Sunday morning her lingering illness of many months. Mrs.
Gaston has been a resident of Wichita Falls a little more then a year and while she has been
ill a greater portion of the time she has made many acquaintances and friends. The family came
here from Cleburne and previously had lived at Bowie for fifteen years, where she was held in
the highest esteem. The husband and four children survive, two daughters Hazel and Edna and two
sons F.W. and H.W. Gaston, all of whom live in this city. The funeral services were held at the
family residence at 11 o'clock this morning. Rev. W.A. Stuckey, who was pastor of the Methodist
Church at Bowie, when Mrs. Gaston lived there, officiating.


Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > July > 29

News from Mabeldean

Mrs. Sarah Kelley aged 78 died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Reasor, on Monday
afternoon after a short illness. She lived among us but comparatively short time but had made
many warm friends and she will be greatly missed from our midst. She was buried from the
Baptist Church, Rev. Bowis officiating.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 2

Interesting Notes from Iowa Park

Last Thursday afternoon Rev. H.B. Johnson conducted the funeral services at the Methodist
Church over the remains of Mrs. Hinds of the Denny neighborhood. The remains were buried in the
Iowa Park cemetery, a large number of friends following the body to the grave.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 2

Mr.and Mrs. Ike Morrison of Myra, Cooke County came up last night to attend the funeral of
their aunt Mrs. M. Samples who died at her home in this city yesterday.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 4

MRS. C.O. WALTON DIED THURSDAY

Mrs. C.O. Walton, residing at 1310 Fifth street, died yesterday afternoon after a short
illness, leaving a husband and five children to mourn the sad departure. Mrs. Walton was
formerly Miss Sallie Wofford and has resided in the city a number of years. Mr. Walton is
employed in the Denver yards at this place and has many friends who join the Times in extending
sincere sympathy in this sad hour of separation. Funeral services were announced to be held at
Riverside cemetery this afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 4

LITTLE GIRL KILLED BY LIGHTENING

A friend in the Electra News tells of the killing of little Thelma Smith by lightening. One of
the saddest days in our neighborhood was last Monday when little Thelma Smith was instantly
killed by lightening, while returning from the field where she had been sent to tell the boys
to come to the house before the rain. On returning she was following the older children and was
not missed for several minutes after the flash which killed her. She was found laying face
downward, her little hands stretched out and holding a file and a knife which she had been
carrying. Thelma was the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Smith and was a very
bright and obedient little girl and will be missed in her home and by her school mates. The
funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Electra cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 8

Charles, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Loyd, residing at 412 Ohio, died this
morning of diphtheria. Interment was announced for this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Riverside
cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 10

In Memorium

Mrs. Minerva Samples, familiarly known as Grandma Samples, was born in Anderson Co. Tenn. Sept.
4, 1822. She was a noble Christian woman, embracing Christianity when only 14 years old, ever
thereafter living true to the teachings of her Savior. Mrs. Samples was married in Bradley Co.,
Tenn. In 1855 removing to Texas in 1859 in which state she continued to reside until the time
of her death. For the last 5 years she has lived in Wichita Falls and had many friends who are
sorrowful on account of her death, which occurred August 1, 1911, following an illness of nine
days that resulted from a fall. Sad as we are on account of her departure, we mourn not for
grandma as we would for one without hope. We know that she will dwell in the land where there
is no sickness or sorrow and we bow submissively to the will of a just Redeemer. A Friend.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 11

VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY BATTLE WITH DEATH

Mrs. Frank Hursh and Divorced Husband are Still Alive but Very Low

DETAILS OF SHOOTING

Former Husband in Jealous Rage Shoots Divorced Wife and Then Himself

Hovering between life and death with not more than one chance in a thousand that she can
recover, Mrs. Frank Hursh lies at her home at 1307 Burnett street with three bullets in vital
parts of her body, the victim of the insane jealousy of the husband whom she divorced about
eighteen months ago. A few blocks away at the home of his mother at 1314 Thirteenth street,
Frank Hursh, who in his jealous madness attempted to blot out the life of his former wife and
then his own with the sight forever gone from both of his eyes alternates between delirium and
unconsciousness, with the fever beginning to rage in his bullet torn brain. About the bedside
of the mother, three children, the oldest a boy of sixteen, watch and wait with unspeakable
grief. At the other bedside an aged gray haired mother watches with all the tenderness of
maternal love the flushes and the changes that come and go on the face of the wreck of a man
who is still her son. Jealous broodings that have possessed him for months and even years and
which have been cumulative as time has passed broke in a mad impulse last night and as a result
two lives will probably go out. The shooting took place at about 10 o'clock Thursday night on
the sidewalk at the opening of the alley on Thirteenth street at the rear of Dr. R.L. Miller's
residence. Mrs. Hursh accompanied by her two younger children, Pete a boy about aged 11 and
Mary, aged about thirteen, accompanied by a business man of the city was on her way home after
having been downtown to attend a picture show. As they reached the alley, Mr. Hursh, who walked
from the opposite direction, passed them. He spoke both to Mrs. Hursh and the man who
accompanied her. Mrs. Hursh evidently expected some trouble from Hursh and as he passed turned
about to face him. As she did so he opened fire. Three shots were fired into Mrs. Hursh's body,
two at the man who accompanied her, both of which went wide of their mark and then the sixth
and remaining Hursh fired into his own brain. The first three shots were fired one right after
the other in quick succession, then followed an interval of five or ten seconds, then two more
shots then another short interval and the last shot. Mrs. Hursh did not fall and started
staggering up the street supported by her little daughter when Eugene Sherrod, who ran to her
assistance, caught her and assisted her to her home less then two blocks away. J.W. Mode,
deputy sheriff, who happened to be nearby, was the first officer on the scene. He found Hursh
lying in a pool of his own blood and lifted him to his feet. Hursh was conscious and rational
to attorney Dan Boone, who arrived a few seconds later he said, "I couldn't stand it any
longer. I had to do it. I couldn't help it." He then complained that he could not see, the
bullet having blinded both eyes and a few minutes later he was carried to the home of his
brother in law, A.F. Kerr, with whom his mother lives. Beside him on the ground was found a 22
calibre hammerless Herrington and Richards revolver containing six empty cartridges. Physicians
in the meantime had been summoned for both victims. Upon examination it was found that one
bullet had entered Mrs. Hursh's body at about the waist line above the right hip, passing
through her abdomen. Another bullet three inches above this one, probably penetrating the
liver, the third entered about two inches to the right of the median line apparently going
straight through the lung. Either of these shots might prove fatal yet there is a possibility
that she can survive. Dr. Meredith was the first physician to reach her. Doctors Miller, Reed,
A.A. Jones and W.H. Walker arrived later and attended to her until Doctor Yanis arrived and was
given charge of the case. Dr. Smith and others attended to Hursh. The bullet had penetrated his
skull at the front of his right temple and apparently destroyed the optic nerve as Hursh is
totally blind. The ball has not yet been located but is now believed to be in the back of his
brain or against the skull. He was ____ last night but this morning there were symptoms of a
hemorrhage. After an unhappy marital life Mr. and Mrs. Hursh were divorced about eighteen
months ago. Since that time he has threatened her life many times and once at least made an
effort to kill her. Later he was adjudged insane and was sent to the asylum at Austin only to
be kept a few weeks until he was discharged. Almost nightly for the past six months he has been
shadowing his former wife, when she went out on the street with her children after nightfall.
Last night after seeing her downtown and then running across her on her way home in company
with another man, tried his jealous brain with madness and caused him to precipitate the awful
tragedy. It will probably be 72 hours before the life or death of Mrs. Hursh foretold with any
degree of accuracy and it will probably be that long before Hursh's fate will be known. Sheriff
Randolph has made arrangements for guarding Hursh at the home of his mother until he recovers
sufficiently to be removed to the county jail if that time ever comes. It was learned today
that Mrs. Hursh had a premonition of trouble when she went downtown last night. She went to
Martin's book store to get her son, Alex, aged about sixteen to accompany her home. It looked
some time until his time for getting off and he told his mother to go over to the Gem picture
show and that he would join her there. She disliked having to wait longer than she expected for
her son a gentleman offered to accompany her for her protection and the offer was accepted.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 12

MRS. HURSH DEAD HURSH VERY LOW

Death Claims Victim of Divorced Husbands Murderous Act

FUNERAL TOMORROW

Services Will Be Held At the First Presbyterian Church at 10 o'clock

Death conquered, in a brave fight for her life made by Mrs. Frank Hursh, the victim of her
husband's insane jealousy and her life departed at 4 o'clock this morning. She was unconscious
most of the night and although every effort was made a reaction could not be started and the
end came peacefully at sunrise this morning. Mrs. Hursh was thirty four years of age. Three
children, Alex age 15, Mary aged 13 and Randall age 10 survive her death. Her sister, Mrs. Ira
J. Brisco, of Tucumcari, New Mexico, arrived last night and was at the death bed. An Uncle,
L.E. Speed of Haskell, was also here. A brother, Oscar Randal, of Fort Stockton, was expected
to arrive at noon. The body will be taken from the house to Riverside Cemetery at nine o'clock
tomorrow morning where the funeral service conducted by Rev. O.T. Cooper will be held. Frank
Hursh passed a night of delirium and pain. He was conscious this morning only at rare intervals
and continually spit up blood. When conscious he complained of severe pains in the back of his
head and asked frequently for a light not realizing that he was blind. While there is a chance
that he can survive, it is believed death will ensue in the next twenty four hours.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 13

AGED LADY DIES FROM HEMMORHAGE

Mrs. Rebecca Willis, aged about sixty five years, died at her home at 107 Jalonick street at
about 11 o'clock this morning following a hemorrhage. She had been ill for some time but her
death came without warning. Mrs. Willis was an old resident of Wichita Falls and was very well
known to the older residents. She is survived by several children. The funeral will take place
from the family residence tomorrow afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. J.P. Boone, pastor
of the Baptist church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.


Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 14

FUNERAL OF MRS. ALBA HURSH

Yesterday morning at about 10 o'clock the remains of Mrs. Alba Hursh were escorted to the city
cemetery by a small crowd of sympathizing friends and relatives and there deposited in their
last resting place. Rev. O.T. Cooper pastor of the First M.E. Church south, conducting the
short but impressive funeral service. In many respects it was the saddest funeral to be
conducted in Wichita Falls for a long while and the three motherless children together with a
sister, heart broken and grief burdened beyond power of expression by mere words, were by no
means the only ones who could restrain tears as they stood by the open grave, thus paying a
silent but most beautiful tribute to the worth of the noble woman who, for the past year or
more had made such a brave fight to protect her own and the lives of her three children from
the very man who of all others, should have been the last to want to take them. There were many
beautiful but simple floral offerings. The three children of Mrs. Hursh have been given homes
by their aunt, Mrs. Brisco and they left yesterday for Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 17

V.G. Skeen returned today from Oklahoma City, where he had been to attend the funeral of his
brother John Skeen, who died at Rochester, Minn., Sunday, as a result of a surgical operation.
Mrs. W.P. Skein, mother of the deceased, will remain at Oklahoma city for a few weeks with the
widow and two children of her son. Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August >
24

Mabeldean Items

Mr. McGuire, age 60 years, died suddenly of heart disease Monday. He had been out with his
buggy and after putting the horse in the barn, fell dead as he was starting for the house. He
had lived among us for many years and was counted as one of our best citizens. He had only a
few weeks ago exchanged his farm for a furniture store in Petrolia. The funeral was held from
the Baptist church of which he was a member.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 25

ANOTHER SUICIDE SATURDAY NIGHT

Jesse S. Doke, aged about 45 years, suicided at his home at 1201 Bluff street last evening
about 8 o'clock and died within a few minutes after swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid. The
acid seems to have been taken while he was on the front porch, as the first intimation of his
act came when he staggered and fell against the screen door and this morning a small glass was
found in the street where it was supposed to have been thrown after the contents were taken.
When the man fell against the door the family realized that something was wrong and his
daughter rushed to his side, reaching him just in time to hear his last words wherein he bid
the daughter "Goodbye, I'm going to your mama." The cries of the family attracted the neighbors
and within a very short time several were on the scene and the unfortunate man was removed to
the room and placed on the bed, where he expired before medical aid could be secured. No one is
able to assign a cause for the suicide as he made no remark to indicate that he intended such
an act, nor did he leave a note or message to explain the cause of the suicide. He was
apparently in good spirits during the day, as testified by those whom he was associated and
late in the afternoon he played croquet with members of the family without giving evidence that
he was in the least troubled. Deceased had resided in this city for a number of years and was
known to many of our people, and his sudden death was quite a surprise and shock to all. For a
number of years he was engaged in railroad work, at one time being foreman on the Katy and
later being employed on the Wichita Falls and Northwestern in connection with the construction
work on that line. For some time he had been out of employment and to this fact and a
consequent despondency is ascribed by some as the cause of the suicide. Deceased leaves a wife
and several children to mourn the sad departure. He had only been married to his present wife
for about a year, his former wife having died in this city about two years ago. Funeral
services were announced for this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence at which Rev.
O.T. Cooper, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated, the body be taken in charge of the
Masonic Lodge, of which order deceased was a member. The ceremony was pronounced by Rev. O.C.
Cooper

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 28

Word has been received in this city today of the death of Mrs. J.F. Ellis, which took place at
Olney the latter part of last week. Deceased resided in this city before going to Olney, Mr.
Ellis having held the position of principal of the city schools for two or three years. She
leaves surviving her a husband and five children, the youngest of which was only two days of
age at the death of its mother. The family have numerous friends in this city who sympathies go
out to the bereaved ones in this, the greatest sorrow that could have been visited upon them.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 28

MR. AND MRS. JOLLY BURY AN OLD FRIEND

Peter Nicholson, mention of whose illness was made Saturday, when Mr. and Mrs. Jolly went to
Henrietta to be at his bedside, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night. His body was brought here
for burial. Mr. Nicholson had been employed on the Jolly ranch for many years and Mr. and Mrs.
Jolly provided for his wants in his last illness and bought a lot in the Riverside cemetery
here and gave his body a respectable burial.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 29

John C. Skeen

The following sketch of the life of John C. Skeen, contributed by a friend appeared in the
Sunday Oklahoman. John C. Skeen was born in Pittsburg, Texas, July 6th, 1874 and died August
16th, 1911 in Rochester, Minn. To which place he had gone for treatment at the Mayo hospital.
He was the third son of Judge and Mrs. W.P. Skeen of Wichita Falls, Texas and is survived by
his wife and two daughters Catherine and Jean Pruett, his mother, four brothers V. Skeen and
W.E. Skeen of Wichita Falls, T.D. Skeen of Clovis, New Mexico, Jack Skeen of Slater, MO and one
sister Mrs. Jack Ausbury of Oklahoma City. Mr. Skeen received his early education in Wichita
Falls, Texas and his first venture in business was in the newspaper field. He edited the
Commerce Enterprise in Commerce, Texas for a number of years and while there he met Miss Lillie
Pruett of Reagan, Texas who was then attending school at Kid Key College at Sherman, Texas.
Thus began his life's romance, which culminated in marriage in 1901. Two years ago in September
he came to Oklahoma City and with Mr. ? W. Collins who had been his friend and business
associate for the last eighteen years he organized the Western Bank Supply Company. In a few
months Mr. John Russ and Mr. F.R. Coleman were admitted to the partnership and in the success
of this venture the ambitions of a lifetime were realized. Mr. Skeen was a true Christian
gentleman; in business, in his home life and in social intercourse, the manly force of his
character was ever felt. Truly, he was one of nature's noblemen. He was endowed with remarkable
executive ability and inherited a master intellect from a long line of professional men,
ministers, doctors and lawyers. He had the portly manner of a true southern gentleman and was
the soul of hospitality. His untimely death is mourned by a host of friends. I never knew a
better citizen, a more devoted husband, son, father and brother. It is hard for poor human
hearts to understand the justice and wisdom of our Heavenly Father in taking the brightest and
best from our midst, but we know God is good and he doeth all things well. In humbleness we try
to say, "Thy will be done." To the crushed wife, mother, brothers and sister we would say,
"Look up, his noble spirit has gone to its eternal resting place where the pain of parting is
forgotten in the glorious realms of life eternal." "Oh Grave, where is they victory?" "Oh
death, where is thy sting."

A Friend

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 30

BODY OF MRS. BAILEY WILL BE BURIED HERE

Undertaker Hill announced today that the remains of Mrs. P.A. Bailey, who suicided at the
Imperial Rooming House several days ago, would likely be interred in Riverside Cemetery
tomorrow, no one having appeared to take charge of the body. Mr. Hill stated that so far he had
been unable to locate any of the relatives of the deceased, notwithstanding the fact that
notice of her death had appeared in the daily papers immediately after the suicide. Waitresses
at the Union Station eating house, where Mrs. Bailey worked previous to her marriage, are
raising money among themselves to help pay the burial expenses and a gentleman of the city and
his wife have offered a lot in the cemetery so that the body will not be buried in a pauper's
grave.


Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > August > 31

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Dunn was buried this afternoon in the Iowa Park
Cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 3

Obituary

Died - Jesse S. Doke Aug. 24, 1911 at his home on corner Bluff and Twelfth. He was born Nov. 4,
1869. Was married on January 29, 1893 at Bowman, Texas to Miss Ida Dendler, their union was
blessed with eight children, two of whom are still living, his wife having died Sept. 13, 1909.
He leaves to mourn his loss a widow, his second wife, one brother C.M. Doke of this city, four
sisters Mrs. J? D. Bailey of Marshall, MO, Mrs. J.D. Richey, Mrs. Wiley Ponder of Amarillo,
Texas, Miss J.M. Williams of Clarendon, Texas. All these except Mrs. Bailey attended his
funeral. The funeral was conducted by Rev. O.C. Cooper pastor of the First Methodist Church
South after which his remains were taken in charge by the Masonic Order and followed to their
last resting place by many friends of the family. A Friend.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 8

Death of J.C. Carnes

Mr. J.C. Carnes, an old resident of this city, died at 11 o'clock this morning at his home at
501 Lee street, aged 68 years. The cause of his death being cancer of the stomach. Deceased was
born in the state of Ohio. Later he moved to Iowa and from there he came to Texas, having
resided in this state for about 40 years. He leaves surviving him, five children to wit: Mrs.
W.J. Bullock, Mrs. Dan McGrath and Miss Maude Carnes of this city. Mrs. R.D. Hill of Chickasha,
Oklahoma and Ed Carnes of California. The funeral will take place from the family residence
tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, which will be conducted by the Masons of which Order deceased
was a member. Interment at Riverside Cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 9

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Yates, living just south of the city are mourning the loss of their one
year old child, which died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The little one had been sick for
some time. At the present time Mrs. Yates is also quite ill and some apprehension is felt for
her life.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 11

A.M. Thompson living on Lee street died late this afternoon. Particulars concerning his death
could not be learned.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 16

Mrs. May Hill died at her home, 512 Travis street at 1 o'clock Thursday morning of an illness
of several months. During the last two weeks of her illness she had taken no nourishment. She
was 47 years of age. One son, James Starr, survives. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon
and her body was buried in Riverside cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 20

GRANDPA HALE FELL INTO ETERNAL SLEEP

Assembly Which Opened Today One of Oldest Pioneers of Wichita County Died At His Home Near Iowa
Park Yesterday

Mr. William Hale, one of the old time residents of the county and one of the best farmers of
this section died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at his home six miles north of Iowa Park. The
funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock interment being made at Clara Cemetery. Grandpa
Hale as he was familiarly known to every one in the community was 87 years old and his end came
peacefully as the result of a general breaking down. He had been a farmer in the wheat colony
for more than twenty years, coming here from Honey Grove, Texas. Deceased leaves three sons and
one daughter the latter being Mrs. James George who resides near her fathers home. Mr. Vic E.
Stampfil, of this city is a niece of Mr. Hale and the Stampfil family attended the funeral this
afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 20

Mabeldean News

A very sad accident occurred at the home of Mark Martin about o'clock Monday night. Their only
son Hamp shot himself through the heart. As he died instantly, it is not known whether it was
premeditated or an accident. He was formerly employed at the mill in Wichita Falls, but had
been traveling around for the last few months. He came home Saturday from Joplin, Mo, where he
had been at work. The family are utterly prostrated with grief.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 21

Mrs. H.W. Blount, after an illness of several weeks, died at the family residence in this city
at 9:30 o'clock this morning. She leaves surviving her a husband and five children. The remains
were taken charge of and were prepared by Jesse Dolman, the undertaker and interment will take
place at Riverside cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 25

CHILD KICKED BY HORSE IS DEAD

Fred Billings the 7 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Billings, died at the family
residence, 810 Mississippi avenue this morning shortly before daylight. The little one was
kicked to death by a horse while playing about in the yard last Friday evening. Interment will
be at Riverside Cemetery this afternoon at 5 o'clock.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 28

Word was received in Tulsa yesterday of the death of J.A. Heydrick, whose death occurred in the
hospital at Butler, Pa, where he has been an invalid since the first of March. Mr. Heydrick was
one of the best known map men in the country and had drilled a great many wells in the
Pennsylvania field. He was the born who drilled the first well in Oklahoma, having taken a
lease in the early 80's from the Indian chiefs which well narrowly missed being drilled in the
heart of the Glenn Pool. Mr. Heydrick afterwards found it was necessary to have the approval of
the Secretary of the Interior to the lease and gave it up. Four sons survive him; J.C. Heydrick
who is in Butler and has had the care of his father for some time; W.H. Heydrick associated
with Michael Murphy in the oil business at Oakland City, In; G.T. Heydrick who is living here
in Tulsa at this time and L.C. Heydrick, who is at Electra, Tex.: all being among the best
known of the oil fraternity. They have the sympathy of the oil men in their sad bereavement.
Tulsa Democrat

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 28

SLIGHT SCRATCH CAUSES DEATH OF A.C. GRIESMER

Pioneer Citizen of Wichita County Succumbs to Blood Poison After Weeks of Suffering

A slight scratch of the thumb several years ago resulted in the death of A.C. Griesmer, a
pioneer resident of Wichita County, at his home in the Allendale community Thursday morning at
1:30 o'clock. Mr. Griesmer sustained a scratch while at work on his farm. From this slight
wound his thumb became inflamed resulting finally in blood poisoning. At first his thumb was
amputated, but this did not check the spread of the poison and later it became necessary to
amputate his arm. He had become so weakened however, by the poison in his system and by the
shock of the operation that he could not rally and died after lingering several weeks between
life and death. Mr. Griesmer was a native of Ohio and had been a resident here for nearly
twenty five years. He leaves a widow and two daughters. The funeral party left the residence at
1:30 o'clock this afternoon reaching the Bowman at about 3 o'clock, where the funeral service
was held and the body was laid to rest.

A Tribute by a Neighbor

The following short sketch of the life and character of A.C. Griesmer has been given the Times
by one of his old neighbors and friends: The Death Angel has visited one of the happiest homes
in this community at 1 o'clock this morning and claimed for its victim Brother A.C. Griesmer.
He was born in Miltensburg, Oh August 27, 1853. He purchased his home in this community in 1887
and was married November 4, 1890. He leaves a loving wife and two daughters to mourn their
great loss. Brother Griesmer was bitten four years ago by a spider and blood poison resulted
and each summer the attack has recurred. A few weeks ago the malady developed to such an extent
that it became necessary to amputate his arm. Afterward septic pneumonia developed and with his
system loaded with the poison he lingered several weeks. Brother Griesmer was one of our best
farmers owning a beautiful home. He was a natural musician and delighted to entertain his
friends and neighbors. He was reared in the Catholic faith and was a devoted member of that
church to the time of his death. Unless relatives in Illinois are heard from his funeral will
take place at the Bowman cemetery late this afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 29

The body of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Parker was brought here from Leedy, Okla.
for burial last night and the funeral will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The child had
suffered an attack of diphtheria and its death was caused by throat trouble following the
attack.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > September > 30

MRS. BRUCE POORE ENDED OWN LIFE

I Simply Haven't the Strength and Nerve to Stand the Ups and Downs of Life, She Wrote

TOOK CARBOLIC ACID

Young Woman Seemed Happy and Cheerful But Left a Pathetic Letter

"I have tried so hard to make the best of it and live and die as God would have me. But it is
impossible. I can't stand anymore. Please pray for me and ask God to forgive me - one so weak -
and if you still love me after this, have my body taken to Denver and buried beside Mr.
McIntyre. I believe he would be glad to have me there." After writing a pathetic good bye
letter of which the words quoted are a part, addressed to her husband's mother, Mrs. N.C.
McIntyre, at Denver, Colorado, pausing between lines to laugh and talk with friends at an
adjoining desk, Mrs. Bruce Poore late last night went up to her room at the Westland Hotel and
poured a bottle of carbolic acid down her throat dying within ten minutes. The first intimation
of her plan was when a ring from her room called the night clerk up to that floor. He met Mrs.
Poore in the hallway, her body writhing and trembling in her effort to conceal her agony. "Find
Bruce quick.' 'I've taken carbolic acid. I won't be here long - don't stop - hurry, I won't
last long." Turning she staggered towards her room. The clerk ran downstairs and told the news
to Mr. Wyatt, who jumped to a telephone and called Dr. W.H. Walker and Dr. MacKechney. In the
meantime, the clerk had dispatched messengers and had found Mr. Poore on the street. Mr. Wyatt
who was the first upstairs found Mrs. Poole lying on the bed in her room talking incoherently.
Although the doctors reached the hotel within a few minutes, they could not save the victims
life and she died within ten minutes after taking the fatal dose. Although she had not felt
well during the afternoon and evening and had told her husband earlier in the evening that she
did not feel that a walk which he had invited her to take would do any good, Mrs. Poore seemed
in her usual cheerful spirits, and "tried to make the best of it" as she wrote until the very
last. She took the poison at about 12 o'clock, but it is evident that she planned to end her
life sometime before that as she had telephoned to a drug store and had ordered a bottle of
carbolic acid and a writing tablet sent to the hotel. When these came she seated herself at a
writing table and wrote two letters, one to Mrs. McIntyre and the other to a sister living in
Mart, Texas. Mr. Poore had come to the table where she was writing and she had told him she was
writing to her mother and would show him the letter when she had finished. Mr. Poore had
stepped out upon the street until she had time to finish the letter. In the meantime she
finished both letters, gave them to the porter to mail and also told him to find Mr. Poore and
tell him she was ready to retire. Then taking the bottle of acid and the tablet in her hand she
spoke happily to several persons in the lobby and took the elevator to her room. A few minutes
later the bell rang the there and the discovery was made that she had taken the poison. There
had not been the slightest trouble between herself and her husband but on the other hand she
seemed as devoted to him as he was to her, so that the cause of her suicide is unexplained. The
letter she had addressed to Mrs. McIntyre was intercepted before it got into the mails and is
as follows To My Dear Mother I am just writing you a last letter to say good bye. You certainly
have been a good mother to me. I hate to grieve you by doing this act but it is the only way. I
have tried so hard to make the best of it and live and die as God would have me but it is
impossible. I can't stand any more. Please pray for me and ask God to forgive me, one so weak,
and if you still love me after this have my body taken to Denver and buried beside Mr.
McIntyre. I believe he will be glad to have me there. You remember my dream. Don't blame Bruce
for this weakness of mine, that is all it is. I simply haven't the strength and nerve to stand
the ups and downs of life. He has been awful good to me in his way, but there is so much he
doesn't understand. I am not writing any letters to anyone else. I have let you come first
since I have been married and so I will to the last, because I believe you understood all.
Goodbye to all, to Morris and Pearl and to all my relatives, my poor mother and father it will
almost kill them, but don't mourn because we will all have to go sometime. I would rather you
did not see me. I have just gone on a long journey never to return. Good bye once more. Olive
Bruce Poore. Mrs. Poore had been a resident of Wichita Falls for about four years and was
married to Mr. Poore about three years ago. Of a cheerful happy disposition, she won many
friends here and there is deep sorrow at her death. Mr. and Mrs. Poore had lately returned from
Oklahoma and were living at the Westland, while Mr. Poore was looking after his interests here.
Here maiden name was Olive Kayler and her parents live at Ft. Worth. She has a married sister
Mrs. M.A. Reese, living at Mart, Texas. The body was removed last night to the Freear-Brin
undertaking parlor where it has been prepared for shipment to Denver, Colorado. The mother and
sister of the dead woman arrived from Fort Worth this afternoon. Her father will be here
tonight and after his arrival it will be determined whether the body will be taken to Denver or
to Fort Worth for burial.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 2

MRS. JOHN HOWARD DIED SUNDAY

Mrs. John Howard, a pioneer resident of Wichita Falls, died at the home of her daughter Mrs.
W.H. Walker, 704 Scott avenue, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of six months
from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Howard was about 66 years of age and was a native of New
York coming with her husband to Wichita Falls about twenty eight years ago. About eight years
ago the family moved to Tulsa, where Mr. Howard died several years later. Upon the marriage of
her daughter Ottie to Dr. W.H. Walker, about three years ago, she came back to Wichita Falls to
make her home with them. The funeral will be held at the Catholic Church shortly after 4
o'clock this afternoon and will be conducted by Father Dolje. The interment will be in
Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. W.R. Evans, a sister of the deceased, arrived from Tulsa on the
afternoon train today.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 4

The funeral of Mr. M.E. Barnett, who died yesterday afternoon, as the result of injuries
received at the light plant a few days ago, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from
the family residence 1413 15th Street. Mr. Barnett leaves a wife and two children, one of whom,
Mrs. Charles Fricker, resides in Sweetwater and the other in this city. At the time of his
death, Barnett was 52 years of age.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 4

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our sincere thanks to all of those friends and neighbors and especially to
the members of the Modern Woodmen and Woodmen of the World, who so graciously rendered us their
hearty sympathy and services at the death of our husband and son.

Mr. and Mrs. O.O. Gray Mr. W.G. Potts Mrs. W.G. Potts

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 4

News Letters from Iowa Park

Mrs. George Mills died at her home in Iowa Park Friday night, after an illness of four months
with typhoid fever complications. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at three
o'clock at the Baptist Church, Rev. J.W. Morgan conducting the services. The church was crowded
with relatives and friends, attesting to the high esteem in which Mrs. Mills was held. The body
was laid to rest in the Iowa Park cemetery. Mrs. Mills was thirty one years old. She leaves a
husband and three children.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 6

Death and Funeral of D.L. Holt

The remains of D.L. Holt who died at 8 o'clock last night in this city at the home of his son,
Mr. J.F. Holt, 1611 Tenth street, were shipped to Vernon at noon today and on their arrival
will be met at the station by the Masonic Order of that city, and given interment with all
honors that can be given by the Order. The remains were escorted from the family residence to
the Union Station by members of the Masonic fraternity. At his death he was in his 82nd year
and came to Texas from Virginia in 1850 settling in Wilbarger County near where Vernon is now
located. He served four years as a Confederate soldier and rose to the rank of captain before
the war closed. While he had resided in this city for only a short time, he had made many
friends during his short residence. Deceased leaves surviving him three sons: J.D. Holt of
Decatur, J.O. Holt of Canadian and John F. Holt of this city, the latter accompanied the
remains to Vernon the old home of the deceased.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 9

Typhoid Fatal For J.W. Roling

James William Roling, a prominent citizen of Wichita Falls, died at his home 308 Lamar avenue,
at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning flowing an illness with typhoid fever. Had Mr. Roling lived
until next December he would have celebrated his fifty third birthday. He was a native of
Texas, and during his residence here won the confidence of many friends who have learned of his
death with deep regret. Three children, James and J. Oliver and a daughter Miss Ruth, children
of his first wife and a widow survive. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence
at 11 o'clock this morning, following which the body was shipped to Alvord for burial.

ANOTHER TEXAS FRONTIERSMAN GONE

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 1911, the death angel called hence to the great unknown, one of
West Texas pioneer settlers, J.W. Roling. Mr. Roling has made Wichita Falls his home for a
number of years. On the 24th of February, 1891, he was married to Miss Georgia A. Mode, who
bore him five children, three of which survive him. On May 8, 1909, his wife Georgia, died,
leaving him to leaving him to care for the three children, James, Ruth and J.O. On the 28th day
of June, 1910, he was united in marriage to Mrs. R.L. Tinsley of Fort Worth, Texas, who since
that date has been a loving wife to Mr. Roling and as a devoted mother to his children. She
being a mother knew best how to care for Mr. Roling's children that were left in her charge. To
say that Mr. Roling was a loving father and a faithful husband, is saying very little. His
every thought was of his children and family. A host of friends and relatives throw out their
sympathy for Mrs. Roling and the children in this, their darkest hour. Death is a debt which we
must all pay, and it is only a matter of a few years, until we will all be called before the
Mighty Father above, where all is peace and love, there to meet the loving ones gone before.
Mr. Roling will be buried today at Alvord, Wise Co. Texas.

J.W. Mode

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 10

YOUNG OIL MAN DIES FROM TYPHOID

F.O. Birmingham Son of T.F. Birmingham Victim of Fever - Body Shipped to Wiley

After a short illness with typhoid fever, Mr. F.O. Birmingham, of Electra, died in this city
yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock at a local sanitarium. The deceased was a young man,
only twenty years of age and was well liked by all who knew him. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
T.F. Birmingham of Houston, Texas and at the time when taken ill he was looking after the
interests of the 99 Pumping Company in Electra, of which company his father is president and
general manager. Young Birmingham was taken sick several weeks ago while performing his duties
in Electra and thereupon immediately came to this city where he entered a local sanitarium for
treatment. He steadily grew worse and yesterday morning it was known that no hopes were
entertained for his recovery. The body of Birmingham was prepared for burial by E.G. Hill and
were shipped this afternoon for Wiley, Texas, the former home of his family.

DEAN JERNIGAN SUCCOMBS TO INJURIES

Dean Jernigan, the 18 year old boy who was so seriously injured last Sunday afternoon by the
accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a companion that it was found necessary to
amputate his right leg, died this morning about 1:30 a.m. as the result of tetanus, or lockjaw.
Jernigan last night seemed in a most cheerful frame of mind considering his condition and he
laughed and talked on various topics. However, about 11:30 o'clock lockjaw set in and before
morning, the boy was dead. Jernigan was a former student of the Wichita Falls High School and
was well liked by his many friends in this city both on account of his cheerful disposition and
his consideration for others. At the time of his death he was employed by the Wichita Mill and
Elevator Company for whom he only started to work last Thursday. His father is also an employee
of the Mill and Elevator Company. The body of Jernigan was prepared for burial by the Hill
Undertaking Co. and the funeral will be held some time tomorrow afternoon from the parlors of
that company.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 11

OIL WELLER DRILLER SUCCUMBS TO TYPHOID

George Lichenbarger, aged 23, a driller employed in the Electra oil fields, and who has been
suffering for the last month or more of typhoid fever, died yesterday afternoon at a local
sanitarium. The young man had not been expected to live for the past day or two and it was
generally know that he was very low. Lichenbarger came to Electra about two months ago from the
oil fields of Pennsylvania, where he was also employed as a driller. He early contracted
typhoid fever after arriving in Electra and had been suffering almost three weeks before he was
removed to a sanitarium in this city. He grew steadily worse and almost from the first no hopes
were maintained for his recovery. Lichenbarger is survived by a wife and one child, both of
whom will accompany his remains to Clarendon, Pennsylvania, where they will be shipped today by
Jesse Dolman of the Freear - Brin Undertaking Company.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 11

W.L. YOUNGER DROPPED DEAD AT IOWA PARK

W.L. Younger, postmaster at Iowa Park since 1897 and one of the highly respected citizens of
that town, dropped dead at his home there at about 7:30 o'clock this morning from neuralgia of
the heart. Mr. Younger was apparently in good health up to the minute of his death and it comes
as a shock to the community. Mr. Younger was about fifty five years of age and had been a
resident of Iowa Park many years. The widow, two sons, John and Ramsey now living at Beaumont
and a daughter Mrs. Walter Tyson, of Whitney, Texas survive. The funeral service will be held
tomorrow afternoon but the exact hour had not been announced this morning. (maybe W.L. Yauger)

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 16

PIONEER CITIZEN DIED SUNDAY A.M.

Alonzo Dickinson, Who Attended Opening Lot Sale Here Expired Sunday

A RAILROAD CONTRACTOR

Deceased Helped Build Fort Worth & Denver Into Wichita Falls - Lived Here Since Town Started

Alonzo Dickinson, one of the few citizens of Wichita Falls, who was present at the first town
lot sale here twenty nine years ago, fell into eternal sleep at his home on Denver avenue early
Sunday morning. Mr. Dickinson awoke early Sunday morning and after breakfast complained of not
feeling well and sat down in a rocking chair, where he passed away without warning. Had he
lived until next Sunday he would have celebrated his eighty ninth birthday. Mr. Dickinson was a
native of New York, having been born on the shores of Lake George in 1822. After his marriage
he came to McHenry, Ill., where he lived until 1878. He then moved to Nebraska, where he lived
about a year before coming to Texas, where he first located at Dallas, joining Ed Wilson, now a
resident of this city in railroad contract work on the Fort Worth & Denver, which was being
built to Wichita Falls. He attended the auction sale of town lots here and later purchased a
farm on which the Wyatt addition is now located. He later bought and sold several tracts and
farmed with success. About five years ago, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully
recovered. Mr. Dickinson was a splendid citizen and was respected and loved by all who knew
him. A widow and one son, Charles, who lives in New York City, survive him. The latter has been
notified of his father's death and is expected here Tuesday or Wednesday. The funeral will be
held Wednesday at an hour which will be determined later. (Buried at Riverside Thurs. Oct. 18)

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 17

NOTES FROM IOWA PARK

Iowa Park, Texas October 16 - Mrs. Charles Fisher died here Saturday morning at five o'clock of
tuberculosis. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at four o'clock in the
afternoon after which the remains were laid to rest in the Iowa Park cemetery. Mrs. Fisher was
brought here last May from Waxahachie in search of health. She failed to find relief and her
death was not unexpected. Mrs. Carlon Burns, a niece of Mrs. Fisher's from near Ardmore and a
brother in law from near Oklahoma City, arrived shortly before her death.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 18

Mrs. T.C. Page and niece, Miss Shults returned to day from Altaloma, Texas where they were
called a few days ago to the bedside of a sister, Mrs. R.H. Ramire, who died Sunday morning.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 23

AGED VERNON MAN DROPPED DEAD HERE

J.G. Woods Succumbed to Heart Failure at Home of W.C. Mann

DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED

Was walking Through Yard When He Fell to Ground and Expired in Few Seconds

J.G. Wood, a resident of Vernon, who has been making his home here for some time while he
attended to business interests, dropped dead at the home of W.C. Mann, 4 miles east of town, at
8 o'clock this morning. Mr. Woods was 74 years old and death came to him suddenly, from heart
disease. Just a few minutes before he left the house, apparently in usual health, and on
reaching the yard he dropped to the ground and was dead before aid could come to him. Mr. Wood
was a man of considerable property interests here, and his business here had been to look after
these interests and to buy cotton. He made his home with W.C. Mann, an old time Vernon friend.
He leaves two daughters and one son. The body was prepared for shipment to Vernon by Jesse
Dolman and will be sent on the noon train tomorrow.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 24

ANOTHER TYPHOID FEVER VICTIM

Chris Miller of Electra, who for the last twelve days or more, has been sick at a local
sanitarium with typhoid fever, died last night at 12 o'clock, from the ravages of the fever.
His body will be shipped to his former home in Ohio tonight, after being prepared for burial by
the E.G. Hill Undertaking Company. Miller recently moved to Electra from Ohio and at the time
of his death was an employee of the Red River Oil Company. He was a man about thirty five years
of age and whether or not he had a family could not be learned today. Although Miller had been
suffering from typhoid for several weeks, it was only a little more then a week ago that he was
removed to this city for treatment. He was found to be in a bad condition upon examination and
he steadily grew worse until the end came last night. He is the third oil man from Electra to
succumb to the fever.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 26

The body of Chris Miller, the oil man who died here several days ago from typhoid fever was
shipped to Wilshire, Ohio this morning by undertaker Hill. Jacob Miller, the father of the
deceased came here from Wilshire to accompany the body there. A brother from California also
came here to accompany the body to Ohio.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 27

Mrs. J.C. Cope died at her home on Fourteenth street at four o'clock yesterday, shortly after
the death of her infant. The bodies were prepared for shipment by E.G. Hill and sent to San
Marcos last night.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > October > 31

MRS. WILLIAM KLINKERMAN DIED VERY SUDDENLY

Mrs. William H. Klinkerman age 47 was sitting by the fireside in the family home near Electra
talking to friends last Sunday afternoon just about the noon hour when she suddenly arose, fell
in a heap on the floor and without saying a word was dead in a few minutes even before
physicians could be summoned. Heart disease is thought to have been the cause of her sudden
demise. The dead woman leaves a husband and nine children to mourn her loss. She was an old
settler in the community in which she lived having come to Wichita county many years ago from
the state of Missouri. She has lived here ever since and has reared her family and won for
herself many friends who regret sincerely her untimely death and will miss her for many years
to come. The date of the burial has not yet been announced as it is desired to wait the arrival
of several relatives from the North who are expected in to attend the funeral. The body was
prepared for burial by Jesse Dolman who was called to Electra yesterday for that purpose.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 6

William Dickson, father of Mrs. John G. Fain of this city who visited here several times, died
in Fort Worth yesterday morning at the advanced age of eighty two years. His body has been
taken to his old home at Paris for burial. Mrs. Fain was unable to go but her son Lamar went to
Fort Worth and was one of the funeral party.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 11

Opal, the ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Randall, died at the home of her parents,
16th and Holliday streets yesterday afternoon. Death was due to typhoid fever, from which the
little one had only suffered a few days. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 p.m. Dr.
Cooper of the M.E. Church officiating.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 14

Lillian, 18 year old daughter of W.F. Van Hoozer died at the family residence on Thursday on
Thirteenth street last night after an illness with typhoid fever.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 15

Death of Mrs. Z.E. Davis

The death of Mrs. Z.E. Davis, aged 62, wife of J.M. Davis, occurred yesterday afternoon at 4
o'clock, at the Block Rooming House on Seventh street, which is the home of the family. The
deceased has been in ill health for the last four or five years, and her death did not come in
the nature of a complete surprise, as it was known that old age was creeping upon her and that
she would not be able to hold out much longer. The cause of her death as assigned by the
physicians in charge of her treatment was a general breakdown of her system. Mrs. Davis leaves
a husband and nine children to mourn her demise, besides which she a large number of friends,
both in this city and in other places, all of whom will be extremely sorry to learn that her
death has occurred and that she has been laid to rest. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3
o'clock from the Block Rooming House and the funeral was preached by Rev. J.M. Morton. The
remains were laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery and were followed to their last resting place
by a number of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 17

Another Victim of Typhoid

Joe C. O'Donohue, a prominent young businessman of Electra, died at his home in that city at
11:30 this morning of typhoid fever, aged about 23 years. Deceased was engaged in the oil
business in the Electra field and also in the drug business. He was married in June of this
year to Miss Norma Richardson of Electra. The remains are to be interred at the Riverside
Cemetery in this city tomorrow afternoon and will arrive here on the noon train. From the
station they will be conveyed to the Catholic Church with members of the Elks Lodge of this
city as an escort. After services at the church, to be conducted by Father Dolje, the remains
will be taken to Riverside Cemetery for interment. At the time of his death the father and
mother of Mr. O'Donohue and a brother who resides in Biloxi, Miss., were at his bedside and
another brother and sister are expected to arrive here tonight to attend the funeral tomorrow.
This has been about the fourth death that has occurred from typhoid fever in the past two
months. There are several other cases under treatment by physicians.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 18

Death of Ten Year Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dowell

Lee, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dowell, 1703 Austin street, died last night
about 11 o'clock. Death was the result of rheumatism with heart complications, from which
disease the lad had suffered for some time. The body was prepared for transfer to Greenville by
Undertaker Dolman and will go to that place for interment on the night train tonight. Mr. and
Mrs. Dowell of the sympathy of the entire community.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 20

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly gave us their assistance and
sympathy at the last illness of our dear father. Wm. Joehrendt C.W. Joerendt Mrs. C. Rathgeber

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 20

We do with all of our heart thank the kind people and neighbors that helped us in our hour of
sadness, the death of our husband and father. May it be that you never have such troubles is
our prayer. Mrs. Sarah Creen and children

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 21

NEGRO CHILD FATALLY BURNED YESTERDAY

White playing around a bonfire yesterday, Berta Hunt, the 3 year old daughter of Columbus Hunt,
colored, ventured too close to the flames and her clothing was ignited. Before assistance
reached her, she was so badly burned that she died about midnight last night. The funeral was
held from St. John's Baptist Church this afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 22

Estimable Lady Passes Away

Mrs. H.J. Blakemore died at the family home, corner of Bluff and Fourth street this morning at
3:45. Death was due to pellagra for which the deceased had suffered for some time. In the death
of Mrs. Blakemore, the community loses a most estimable woman. She was one of the pioneer
residents of the city and her life has always been a model of Christian living. She was born
August 20, 1857. To mourn her loss she leaves a husband and two sons, N.P. and W.K. Blakemore,
both of who reside here. The funeral was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home. The
services were conducted by Rev. Edwards of the Church of the Nazarene and interment was at
Riverside Cemetery.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 24

ANOTHER VICTIM OF TYPHOID FEVER

Joe F. O'Donohue, a prominent young businessman of Electra, Texas, died in his home in that
city at 11:30 this morning of typhoid fever aged about 22 years. Deceased was engaged in the
oil business in the Electra field and also in the drug business. He was married in June of this
year to Miss Norma Richardson of this city. The remains are to be interred at Riverside
Cemetery in this city tomorrow at afternoon and will arrive here on the noon train. From the
station they will be conveyed to the Catholic Church, with members of the Elks Lodge of this
city as an escort. After services at the church, conducted by Father Dojle, the remains will be
taken to Riverside Cemetery for interment. At the time of his death, the father and the mother
of Mr. O' Donohue and a brother, who resides at Biloxi, Miss were at his bedside and another
brother and a sister are expected to arrive here tonight to attend the funeral tomorrow. This
has been about the fourth death that has occurred from typhoid fever during the past two
months. There are several other cases under treatment by physicians.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 25

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our thanks and gratitude to friends for the many acts of kindness bestowed
upon us during illness and after the death of our little son, Lee. We shall never forget them.
R.L. McDowell and family

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > November > 27

Miss Clarella Jones, daughter of Mrs. C.M. Jones of this city, died yesterday morning from
typhoid fever. She was eighteen years old and a very bright young woman. Her body was taken to
Devol, Okla. For burial, her father who died from injuries received in a fall from a train
having been buried there less then a year ago.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 1

PNEUMONIA CLAIMS A VICTIM

Tom Ballard, aged 50 years, died last night at 9 o'clock at this home on the corner of
Mississippi and Elm streets, having been ill since Saturday. The cause of his death as stated
by the doctors in attendance upon him was pneumonia and it was not thought until a short time
before his death that he was seriously ill. He was employed as a section foreman on the Katy
railroad and his headquarters have been in this city for the last several months. Mr. Ballard
leaves a wife and four children, ranging in age from on and one half years to eight, to mourn
his loss. He was well liked by those with whom he associated and his death is sincerely
regretted by all who knew him. The funeral arrangements have not yet been decided upon, but it
is thought that Rev. Ham will preach the funeral and it will be held tomorrow morning.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 1

M.J. OWENS ENDS HIS OWN LIFE

Discharged His Target Rifle Into Neck And Bullet Entered Brain

DEATH CAME QUICKLY

Family Heard Report of Gun and Rushed Onto Porch to Find Him Dying

Special to the Times Burkburnett, Tex - Dec. 1 - M.J. Owens, a prominent Wichita county farmer
living about five miles west of this place, ended his own life early this morning with a 22
calibre target rifle. Mr. Owens arose early and the rest of the family were awakened by the
report of the rifle in front of the house. They ran out to find Mr. Owens dying on the front
porch. He had evidently placed the rifle against his neck the bullet ranging upward into his
brain and causing almost instant death. Mr. Owens came to Burkburnett about three years ago
from Ellis county and his body is being prepared for shipment to Ennis today. The deceased was
about sixty years of age and has several married daughters living in this section one of whom
is Mrs. W.W. Linville, wife of a prominent farmer in the Charlie community. No cause is known
as to why Mr. Owens should end his own life.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 2

YOUNG MAN DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS

James Farmer, Shot at Grandfield Last July Died at Home of Relatives Here Last Night

James Farmer, who was shot at Grandfield, Okla. last July died last night at his home on Fifth
street from the results of the wounds. At the time of the shooting which resulted in Mr.
Farmer's death, he was engaged in farming near Grandfield. In a dispute over cattle, he was
shot three times, twice in the back of the head and once in the back, the latter bullet
completely severing the spinal cord. He was brought to this city where his mother and brothers
reside and given such surgical aid as was possible, but from the first the doctors decided that
his case was hopeless. Since the shooting he has been completely paralyzed from the waist down
and has suffered terribly. His end came at 6:30 last night and to him was a welcome relief.
Although, he leaves a heart broken wife and mother, three little children and three brothers
and a sister. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Boone officiating.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 7

VETERAN CONTRACTOR DIED LAST NIGHT

T.J. Boyd, a contractor and builder, died at his home in this city, 1415 11th street, last
night at 12 o'clock, aged about 60 years. The cause of the death of the deceased according to a
statement of Dr. Amason, the family physician, anjina jectorus, an affliction common to elderly
persons. Deceased leaves a wife surviving him. He had been a resident of Wichita Falls for
several years, during which time he had made many friends and lived the life of an honorable
and respected citizen. Later - the funeral will take place from the residence of deceased
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock and is to be conducted by Rev. J.W. Hill, pastor of the first
M.E. Church South.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 7

WICHITA RESIDENT SUICIDES

Special to the Times

The Times received a dispatch from Roswell, New Mexico this afternoon saying that L.A. Keel of
this place had committed suicide there by swallowing carbolic acid. The dispatch did not state
further particulars. A man named L.A. Keel has been living on rural route 4 about four miles
from the city. There is no telephone at the residence and the Times was unable to communicate
with the family this afternoon. By associated press Roswell, N.M. Dec. 7 - Disheartened from
recent financial reverses and domestic troubles with his father, L.A. Keel, who came here two
weeks ago from Wichita Falls, committed suicide this morning, swallowing an ounce of carbolic
acid, in the Roswell Trading Company yards, where he was working. Louie Keel, a brother and
manager of the yards, was the first to get to him but he made no statement as he went into
convulsions, dying in twenty minutes. His father is now on the road to locate her. Keel threw
the bottle behind a trunk in his room after drinking its contents. (this was transcribed
exactly from the paper, it appears that part of it was left out)

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 8

The funeral of T.J. Boyd, aged 60 years, who died night before last at his home, 1415 11th
street from paralysis of the heart was held this afternoon at three o'clock from the family
residence. Rev. J.W. Hill, of the Methodist Church, South, preached the funeral and the body
was interred in Riverside cemetery. A large number of friends attended the funeral.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 8

Word was received here at noon today of the death of Mrs. Mary H. Gose, at her home in Decatur,
at 11 o'clock this morning from paralysis of the heart and old age. The deceased was the mother
of Mrs. T.J. Waggoner of this city and visited here several months last summer. At her death
she was eighty years old and was the mother of eight children. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at Decatur. Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner and their family left for
Decatur this afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 8

The three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Squires, 1600 Austin, succumbed to pneumonia at
11 o'clock this morning. Mr. Squires represents the Singer Sewing Machine Company and is out of
the city on business for the company and has not been located this afternoon.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 18

J.C. GHOLDSON DIED SATURDAY NIGHT

J.C. Gholdson , age 43, died at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night at his home over Bean's grocery
store, 608 to 610 Ohio avenue, from heart trouble, and was buried Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock
in the Riverside Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J.P. Boone of the First
Baptist Church. Gholdson leaves a wife and two children age three and twelve respectively to
mourn his death. The deceased came here about two years ago and with his family has lived in
the same place on Ohio avenue ever since. He was welled liked by all who knew him both here and
elsewhere and many out of town friends came here yesterday to attend his funeral.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 18

D.B. King, the groceryman, received a telegram this morning, announcing the death of his
brother, Cecil King at Barksdale, Texas. The deceased was at one time a resident of Wichita
Falls having worked at the Katy railroad freight office here. Lately he has been conducting a
goat ranch in Southwest Texas. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. His brother returned from
his bedside only a few days ago. He will not attempt to attend the funeral as it would require
several days travel to reach Barksdale after which a journey of fifty miles overland would be
necessary.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 20

Mrs. Mollie Benham who had been low for some time with tuberculosis died at her home in Iowa
Park on Wednesday of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.B. Johnson at the
Methodist Church. The remains were taken to Farmers Branch near Dallas, for interment and were
accompanied by her son Jesse, by her sister Mrs. Foster and husband and by Mr. Brubaker
administrator of the estate. Three of her sons were taken to the I.O.O.F. orphans home at
Corsicana on the Sunday before her death. Miss Missouri McCurdy, who had been nursing Mrs.
Benham, returned to her home at Allendale Sunday.

Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, Texas) > 1911 > December > 28

Farmers Wife Succombed to Typhoid

A Mrs. Young, wife of a farmer living about six miles down the Wichita River, and on the north
side, died yesterday afternoon at two thirty at the family home after an illness of over seven
weeks with typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and five children ranging in age from one to
twelve years. All five of the children have been ill with typhoid fever, but all are almost
fully recovered now the mother being the only one who was desperately ill. Mr. and Mrs. Young
are of German descent and moved to this county about three years ago and have lived on the same
farm ever since. The funeral was held this afternoon at four thirty o'clock and the remains
were interred at Riverside Cemetery.

 

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