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NEELY, Mrs. H. B. - date unknown

Burnet Bulletin, date unknown. Found in Neely file, Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet

Mrs. H. B. Neely died at her home in Burnet Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock. She had been ill for several weeks, and it had been realized for some time that her recovery was very doubtful. With her husband she has been living at this place for the past year or two and during this time gained the friendship and esteem of all who met her.

The body will be interred today at Mahomet, in the community where the family resided before moving to Burnet. Mrs. Neely was a daughter of the lamented C. C. Stewart. [Flora]

Mr. Neely and other relatives have the heart-felt sympathy of the Bulletin in their sad loss.

NEELY, J.F. - 24 Jan 1920

obit source unknown - Found in Neely file, Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet


Father of Waco Man Goes to His Reward -- Lived Long and Useful Life.

J. F. Neely, aged 79 years, died at Bertram, Texas, on Saturday, January 24, after a prolonged illness. The funeral occurred Monday, January 26, with interment at the Strickland cemetery, Rev. Brodous, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. One of the largest gatherings ever attending a funeral at the little cemetery, was present and sorrowed with bereaved relatives.

In the passing of J. F. Neely, another of those rugged pioneers who helped to blaze the way to the splendid country of churches and schools we now enjoy. For full two score years this good man had dwelt among the people where he passed away, following farming all the years. He was among those who always used his best efforts for the right and was ever ready to fight the wrong. He was a consistent member of the Christian church for many years. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago, but surviving are the following children: A. L. Neely of Waco, J. W. and Miss Leona of Bertram, and F. B. of Barnett.

A. L. Neely of Waco, who has been at the bedside of his father for several weeks, has returned home and friends here [not legible] sympathize with him in his bereavement.

NEWTON, Dr. George Anderson - 17 Feb 1951

From the Burnet Bulletin, 22 Feb 1951

Dr. George Anderson Newton, Dies at Bertram

Dr. George Anderson Newton, a lifetime resident of Bertram, was called by death at the Bertram Hospital, February 17, 1951. Funeral services were held at the Bertram Methodist Church under the direction of the Edgar Funeral Home, with Reverends John Weston, O.H. Gibson, and J.P. Manley in charge. Graveside Services were conducted by the Masonic lodge and pallbearers were: W.D. Ruble, T.D. Tanksley, Honnie Huggins, B.F. Warden, Jr., C.L. Breazeale, and Fritz Bostic.

Mr. Newton was born at Bertram, July 26, 1874. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W.L. Reevers, Dallas; Mrs. F.R. Woodress, Eden; Mrs. Carrol Whitted, Marble Falls; two sons, H.H. Newton and Homan Y. Newton, both of Bertram; a sister, Miss Nora Ellen Newton, Bertram, four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

NEWTON, Mellie Watkins - 20 Aug 1944

Transcribed by JM, from the Bertram Enterprise, Thursday, Aug. 24, 1944

Mrs. Geo. A. Newton Died Sunday Evening, August 20

Mrs. Mellie Watkins Newton, beloved wife of Dr. Geo. A. Newton, died at about 8:00 o'clock Sunday evening, August 20th, 1944, at her home in Bertram, after a long illness.

Mrs. Newton was born in Kentucky on February 23rd, 1879. She was first united in marriage to Mr. Richardson. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Robert Perkins of Ashland, Kentucky. Mr. Richardson preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was united in marriage to Dr. Geo. A. Newton on February 12th, 1933 at Dallas. They moved to West and resided there several months, and moved to Bertram in 1934. Mrs. Newton was a member of the Bertram Methodist church and lived a consecrated Christian life. For several years she had been in failing health and unable to attend church. Mrs. Newton was a fine lady and held in high esteem by all who knew her. Mrs. Newton is survived by her husband and daughter, Mrs. Robert Perkins of Ashland, Kentucky, and one grandson, Bazil Perkins, who is in the U.S. Army; two sisters and one brother.

A short service was held at 5 o'clock Monday evening, August 21st at the family home by her pastor, Rev. Robt. H. James, assisted by Rev. W. R. Harber, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The body was sent by train to Streator, Illinois, where it was interred Thursday, August 24th. Dr. Newton and his son, Homan, accompanied the body to Streador, Illinois.

NIENAST, Mary Thankful (Hoover) - 3 Sept 1940

Williamson County Sun, Friday Sept 6, 1940

Aged Woman Dies From Results of Accident Here

Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Nienast, an aged woman who had been residing in North Georgetown for the past several months, died early Tuesday morning as the result of injuries sustained when struck by an automobile here Saturday.

The accident occurred when Mr. M. R. Sims, who lives north of Georgetown, was driving his automobile north on Austin Avenue and struck Mrs. Nienast when she walked into the road in front of his machine.

She was rushed to the Martin Hospital for _____, but succumbed to her injuries Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Davis Funeral Chapel with Rev. P. C. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Nienast was born in March 1878. In 1903 she was married to Joe Stewart, and to this union three daughters and one son was born. All of them survive their mother. In October 1927 she was married to Ernest Nienast, who survives her. [Photo of Mary Thankful Hoover and Joe Stewart on Wedding day] [Photo of Mary (Hoover) Stewart and son, Joe, Jr.]

Four brothers, Charlie Hoover, Abilene, Will Hoover, Watonga, Okla, and Jake and Jeff Hoover of Cross Plains, and three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Bailey, Hico, Mrs. Annie Loftin, Allen Reed, and Mrs. Rosa Jennings, Cross Plains, also survive her.

Acting as pallbearers were Jim May, Clyde King, Owen Rader, Tom Landblad, Charlie Skaggs, Louis Havelka and Trueman Stone.

Music at the service was furnished by Misses Linnie May, Lurline Bartley, and Mrs. A. G. Brizendine, John Robertson and Donald Barron.

[transcriber's note: Mary Thankful Hoover was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hoover and Sarah Rebecca Rawlings of Burnet. Andrew Jackson Hoover was the son of Jacob T. Hoover and Elizabeth of Rutherford County Tennessee; they came to Burnet County in 1853.]

NIX, Mary A. - 6 Oct 1904

Burnet Bulletin, Nov. 3, 1904; contributed by Barry Caraway

Mrs. Mary A. Nix was born Dec. 16th 1827, and died Oct. 6th 1904. She obeyed the gospel in 1861, under the preaching of Dr. Kendrick, and had been a devoted Christian ever since. She has gone home to die no more and will receive her reward. She had born to her ten children. She had 83 grand-children and 58 great-grand children. A FRIEND

NOBLE, Lt. James Ary. Jr. - Oct 1944

Marble Falls Messenger, Oct 5, 1944

Lt. Noble Buried Here Sunday With Military Honors.

Military funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon for Lt. Ary Noble who lost his life in a plane crash on the Sunday before. One of the largest crowds ever to attend a funeral here was present to pay their last respects to this gallant young Army officer who gave his life in service of his country. A huge floral offering was evidence of the high esteem in which he held.

At 2:30 p. m. Sunday Rev. L. McAden of the local Methodist church conducted services at the Noble ranch home in presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. At the conclusion of this service military personnel and Burnet American Legion Post took charge of the body, and it was carried to the Marble Falls cemetery and laid to rest with military ceremonies. Legionnaire Vernon Greer spoke the ceremony at the open grave after which three volleys were fired over the grave and "taps" was sound as the body was lowered to its resting place. Rev. McAden gave the benediction.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Crofts funeral home of Marble Falls and Johnson City. Legion color bearers were Ross Johnson and Denver Baker. Color Guards were Vernon Greer and Roy Hutto. Pallbearers were: Capt. Ray Wingren, J. Will Huggins, Heinz Ulrich, Raymond Newton, Guy Zimmerman and N. Oliver Cox.

NORRED, James W. - 2 Oct 1898

--From microfilmed copies of Burnet Bulletin, available from the Herman Brown Free Library

20 Oct 1898. We regret to learn of the death on the 2nd instant in North Dakota, of James W. Norred, from typhoid fever. He was the son of our esteemed fellow citizen, J. O. Norred. He left a wife and 4 children.


- from 1898 Oct. 2, Dickinson, ND, Dickinson Press


James W. Norred died of typhoid fever at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, on October 2. Mr. Norred went to Chicago with cattle and was sick but a few days before the sad news of his death was telegraphed to his folks in Dickinson. Had he lived until December 2 next he would have been 35 years of age.

The body was forwarded to this place Wednesday morning and services were conducted at 10 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Charles L. Morehouse, pastor of the Methodist church, afficiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Norred came to Dickinson from Texas seven or eight years ago, and for the past few years have had a ranch northwest of town, where Mr. Norred kept stock of his own and also for W.L. Richards. Mr. Norred was a man in good standing and a hard worker. He leaves a wife and four children and has two brothers in this country. The bereaved ones including the mother, have the symphony of this community. Deceased was a member of the Dickinson Foresters, Camp No. 900.



I wish to publicly thank the people for their many acts of kindness during my hours of deep sorrow.

Mrs. J. W. Norred



1900 Texas, Burnet County Census

Norred, Mattie b. Oct 1873, age 26, widow, m. 6yrs, b. TX, father b. IL, mother b. IL

Norred, James b. Nov 1893, age 6, b. North Dakota, father b. TX

Norred, Mabel b. Jul 1895, age 4, b. ND, father b. TX, mother b. TX

Norred, Edna b. Mar 1897, age 3, b. ND

Norred, Fannie b. Sep 1897 (1898), age 2, b. ND

NORRED, J. O. &endash; Dec 1908

1908 Texas, Burnet County

December 19, 1908 Burnet Bulletin


J.O. Norred, one of the early settlers of Burnet county, died in Burnet last Saturday evening and was buried Monday in the family cemetery near his home on Hairston.

Mr. Norred came to town from his home Saturday morning on horse-back, feeling about as usual. Near one o'clock he was stricken with paralysis of the heart and died about six o'clock the same afternoon.

Mr. Norred had been a resident of Burnet county for more than a half century. Before a majority of the readers of this paper were born he was an Indian fighter and made a good record.

He was a good neighbor, and upright citizen and a christian gentleman. Mr. Norred was the last man alive who served on the plains with Gen. Johnson before the War. He leaves a wife, a number of children and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.

The Bulletin requests some one familiar with his life to write and obituary for publication."

NORRIS, Nancy (1847 - 11 July 1879)

Burnet Bulletin, July 15, 1879 - From Barry Caraway

Departed this life at 8:30 p. m. July 11th, 1879, Mrs. Nancy Norris, consort of Solomon Norris, at their residence in Hoovers Valley. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Baptist church and an exemplary Christian. Her death has cast a gloom over the community. She will be missed as a neighbor. She will be missed at church, in the congregation where her seat was never vacant, but most of all she will be missed at home by her husband and her children. But they sorrow not as those that have no hope. Their loss is her eternal gain. A FRIEND.

NORRIS, Solomon - 7 June 1907

Burnet Bulletin, 13 June 1907

At the home of his brother, T. M. Norris, in Hoover's Valley, Burnet County, Texas, after being sick fifteen days, at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening, June 7th, 1907, Solomon Norris gently passed to the great beyond. He was laid to rest beside his wife, who had preceeded him to the land of rest twenty-nine years ago. On Saturday evening at 4 o'clock, attended by all the relatives and neighbors of the valley, burial services were conducted by the writer.

Solomon Norris settled in Hoover's Valley in 1872 and has continued to reside here over since.

He was born in Kentucky, Dec. 12, 1834, being 72 years, 5 months and 25 days old.

He was the father of Mrs. Tom Morgan of Field Creek, Mrs. Wyatt McAlister of Burnet Co., and Mrs. Ben Scott of Burnet. Also of J. T. Norris of California, J. P., B. A., and N. W. Norris of Hoover's Valley.

Bro. Norris joined the Missionary Baptist Church about 40 years ago, and lived an orderly and consistent member. His life was so kind, gentle and faithful, he was loved and respected by all who knew him. Hoover's Valley has lost a great and good man. One by one, these faithful ones are being called up higher. Let us ever cherish the memory of such Christian people and follow the good example left by them. Such lives are a blessing to mankind. J. W. Shook, Llano, Texas

NORTON, Mrs. M. B. (1873 - April 1904)

Burnet Bulletin, April 14, 1904; From Barry Caraway

Mrs. M. B. Norton Dead

Mrs. M. B. Norton died at her home in Burnet last Thursday and was buried Friday. Mrs. Norton has been living here for the past three years, during which time she conducted a boarding house. She died resigned to the inevitable. Peace to her ashes.

NULL, Era F. - 12 May 2002

Burnet Bulletin, 15 May 2002

Era F. Null, 90, of Burnet passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2002 in the Oaks Nursing Home. She is survived by her son Vernon C. and wife Dorothy Null, of Burnet, grandchildren Lynda Herron and Calvin Null, both of Burnet, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other family relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 14 in the Edgar Funeral chapel with Rev. Russell Minton officiating.

Burial followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.



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