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WALLACE, Elizabeth - 5 July 1899

From the Burnet Bulletin, 18 July 1899:

Old Settler Gone. (Marble Falls Standard)

Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, widow of the late Mm.Wallace and the only sister of Geo. and Joe Roper, died at her home near Tobay [Tobey] school house, Wednesday, July 5th at 2:30 p.m. at the advanced age of sixty eight years. Funeral Services were conducted at Burnet by Rev. Bell of the Baptist church, Thursday and the body was interred at the old Burnet cemetery.

Deceased was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Burnet county. She was born in Georgia in 1831. She became a member of the Baptist church about thirty years ago and adhered to its doctrines till her death. Her life was that of a devoted Christian woman and she died as only a christian can die. A few moments before she breathed her last, she raised her eyes to Heaven and said, "Glory, glory, glory!" Then her voice grew inaudible and she sank into a sweet sleep--the sleep of death. Joe Roper and Mrs. Geo. Roper of this place, Robert Wallace the son, and Mrs. Kolb, the daughter, who have watched over her so faithfully during her declining hours, were at her bedside when she breathed her last.

She leaves four sons and four daughters to mourn her loss--all of them grown. She had been an invalid for three years. Her death thins the ranks of a once large family to two: George and Joe Roper, both of this place. They and her bereaved sons and daughters have the Standard's sincere sympathy in this trying hour.

WARDEN, Almeda - 23 Nov 1974

Source: Susan <meders @>, Feb 2003

Almeda Warden, 89, of Bertram, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday in Edgar Memorial Chapel in Burnet. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of Georgetown; son, Johnnie Warden of Bertram; sister, Mrs. Bessie Poynter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Notes from contributor: She was the oldest child of Mary L. Ray Webb and James Turner Webb. This obituary was given to me so I don't have a publication date.

Her data is: Almeda Webb
Born: September 27, 1885 Burnet County, TX.
Died: November 23, 1974 Unknown
Burial: November 25, 1974 Mt Zion Cemetery, Burnet County, TX.
Dean M. McMullen; March 5, 1902 Burnet County, TX. They divorced before 1910.
Benjamin Franklin Warden; September 4, 1910 Bertram, Burnet County, TX.

WARDEN, A. P. - 6 Oct 1912

Burnet Bulletin, 10 Oct 1912

A. P. Warden Dead

Last Sunday at his home in the Mt. Blanc neighborhood, after a few days illness, A. P. Warden departed this life. His body was interred Monday in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Knights of Pythias honors.

This county has never had a better citizen than Price Warden and many expressions of sincere regret were heard when it became known that he was dead.

He leaves a wife, children, several brothers, a sister, many other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his death.

Mr. Warden was a devoted husband, a loving father, a kind neighbor. His word was as good as a bond and no man stood higher in the estimation of the general public.

At the time of his death he was about forty years old and was reared in the community in which he died. During all these years, he never committed an act that brought reproach to the honored name he bore. We know whereof we speak, for we were school boys together from early childhood.

When such men die, not only is the loss felt by the near loved ones, but the entire community misses his wise counsel, his upright example and sturdy honesty.

The Bulletin extends its deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

WARMOTH, Rachel - 2 Nov 1881

Burnet Bulletin, Nov 1882; contributed by Barry Caraway

On the 2nd day of November 1881, died by a fall from the kick of a cow, Mrs. Rachel Warmoth age 64 years. Deceased was born in South Carolina, a citizen of Texas 7 years, a member of the Baptist Church 2 years, a member of North Gabriel Grange, and was the mother of 4 sons and four daughters. The church, society, and the grange have lost a useful and consistent member. Norton Moses, P. M. McCaskill

WATKINS, David; July 1904

Burnet Bulletin August 4, 1904


The Bulletin regrets very much to chronicle the death of "Uncle" Dave Watkins, which occurred at his home on Cow Creek one day last week. Mr. Watkins was an old land mark of Texas, and was held in high regard by his neighbors. He leave(s) a large number of near relative(s) to mourn his death, to whom the Bulletin extends condolence.

WATSON, Mr. E. M. - March 1910

Burnet Bulletin, March 10, 1910; From Barry Caraway

Mr. E. M. Watson, a most honorable citizen of our community, died at his home one half miles east of town last Wednesday, and was buried yesterday at the Roberts cemetery. It will be remembered that Mr. Watson was stricken down some years ago with a stroke of paralysis, from which he never entirely recovered, but was able to get about the place and do light work. Wednesday at 12:55 p. m., another stroke of paralysis came upon him with such severity that he never rallied from the malady.

Mr. Watson, as above stated, was one of the best men and citizens of this community. Words are inadequate to express the deep regret that his death has brought to the community, and the sympathy of all go out to the bereaved family. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Morphis, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member. Troy Enterprise.

WATSON, Dr. Stewart S. - March 1906

Burnet Bulletin 8 March 1906

Dr. Stewart Watson, formerly of this place, died at his home in Elgin last Saturday, of pneumonia, having been sick only nine days.

Dr. Watson left Burnet several years ago, settling at Elgin, where he built up a lucrative practice. He became a leading citizen, and at the time of his death was county chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Bastrop county. His may friends in Burnet County will learn of his death with the deepest regret.

Dr. Watson was an affectionate and kind father and husband, a good citizen and a Christian gentleman. The Bulletin extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.

WEBB, Mary L. - 27 Feb 1956

From the Burnet Bulletin, 1 Mar 1956

Mrs. Mary Webb Dies at Bertram

Mrs. Mary L. Webb, a resident of Bertram for the past 60 years was called by death at that place, February 27th.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 28th, at the Edgar Funeral Home in Bertram, with Rev. Joe Eustis, Rev. Tom Ballard and Rev. Kenneth Morgan officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Alfred Barton, Ross Smith, Forrest Newton, Alvin Wallace, Charlie Bowmer and Johnnie Warden.

Deceased was born in Overton County, Tenn., March 6, 1866. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Almeda Warden of Bertram; Mrs. Bessie Poynter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Marvin Webb of Bertram, and a sister, Mrs. Leah Turner of Bertram.

WESTEN, MRS. P.R. -- 4 FEB 1927

From the Bertram Enterprise, Thursday, Feb 10, 1927


This remains of Mrs. P. R. Westen, mother of J.J. Westen of Bertram, arrived in Bertram Sunday morning at 9:40 a.m. on the Southern Pacific train from San Antonio. Mrs. Westen had been ill for several days and died at her home in San Antonio last Friday. Funeral services were conducted at the South Gabriel Cemetery Sunday morning by Rev. J.A. Pledger, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Houston. A large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance, and attested to the high esteem in which she was held. The floral offering was exceptionally beautiful.

Deceased formerly lived at Bertram, where she was well known and had many friends. At the time of her death, she was 70 years of age. She is survived by three daughters, Misses Gussie and Emily Westen of San Antonio, and Mrs. Mood Landrum of Austin, and one son, J. J. Weston of Bertram.

The pall bearers were D. C. Reed of Austin, Dr. Lee Edens of Austin, C. M. Edens of Georgetown, R. N. Gray, Clayton Barton, and Dr. T. D. Vaughan.

The Enterprise extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.

WHEELER, Alguss (25 Sept 1885 - 23 Nov 1921)

Burnet Bulletin, Dec 1, 1921 - From Barry Caraway

Mrs. A. C. Wheeler Dead

The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wheeler, recently of this place will be grieved to learn of the latter's death in Marble Falls last week. These good people lived in Burnet long enough to make many lasting friends.

Deceased was born in Red River County September twenty fifth, 1885. In 1890 she came with her parents to Bertram, On Dec 20, 1908 she was married to Mr. Wheeler. She is survived by her husband and four children, the youngest only two weeks old.

The body was carried to Bertram where Rev. L. D. Hornburg, pastor of Marble Falls Baptist church, conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Wheeler was a devoted Christian, active member of the Baptist church and during her residence here, active in the Mothers Club. She had a winning, lovable disposition, and loved by all who knew her. Their many friends in Burnet extend loving sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in this their dark hour. A FRIEND.

WHITMAN, Mr. - Oct. 1882

Burnet Bulletin, Oct. 1882, contributed by Barry Caraway

The venerable Mr. Whitman of Hoover's Valley, passed away last week, aged about 80 years.

WHITMAN, Dixie Ann - 5 June 1944

Marble Falls Messenger, July 13,1944, Contributed by Barry Caraway

The subject of this sketch was born in Georgia August 12, 1866, and came to Marble Falls when she was two years old with her family. She departed this life June 5, 1944 at her home in Pleasant Valley, where she was well and favorbly known and the entire community mourns her passing.

Funeral services were held June 6, 1944 in Pleasant Valley cemetery where interment was made in the presence of a large group of sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. I. I. Brown, Baptist Pastor of Marble Falls conducted the service. Mrs. Whitman was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived a consecrated Christian all her years.

She is survived by four daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. Andy Lewis, Mrs. Angus Lyda, Mrs. Fritz Wagenfuhr, Miss Ima Whitman, Leon, Bob, and George Whitman; two sisters, Mrs. Dee Thompson, Gorman and Mrs. Will Heinatz, Marble Falls; one brother, Dan Kinser, Gorman, Texas. A large number of grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Pallbearers were Alfred Shiflett, Max Kinser, John Askew, Andrew Kinser, Kinser Heinatz, and Roy Kinser. Flower girls were Mrs. Bernice Heinatz, Mrs. Bertha Kinser, and Mrs. Rachel Chamberlain. Funeral arrangements were by Northington Funeral Home.

WILEY, Nancy Ann - (24 Sept 1843 - 20 April 1923)

Burnet Bulletin, April 23, 1923 - Contributed By Barry Caraway

Mrs. Nancy A. Wiley

The subject of this sketch was born Sept. 24, 1843, in Lavaca county, Texas, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Smith of Fairland, at 4 o'clock Friday morning, April 20, at the age of 79 years, six months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Isaac Wiley on Sept. 24, 1861, on her eighteenth birthday, to which union 13 children were born, eleven now living. There were 8 boys and 5 girls, as follows: Jeff and Jim, dead; Dan, at Harper, Texas; Tom of Wolf Crossing; Will and John, of New Mexico; Andrew, of Oklahoma; George of Abilene; Mrs. Mary Carter and Mrs. Harriet Arnold, of New Mexico; Mrs. Ellen Bowden of Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Charlie Smith of Fairland, and Mrs. Will Cummings of Burnet. Deceased had two living sisters and one brother, one sister in California, and one, Mrs. Martha Peason of Austin, present at the funeral; brother, George Kent of Blanco, Texas, was also present.

At an early age in life Mrs. Wiley was happily converted and joined the Methodist Church, all thru life living a consistent, faithful and prayerful member, scattering sunshine everywhere. But today the eternal springtime with everlasting glories belongs to the departed one. Her entire life was a rare jewel, her spirit as gold refined ready for heaven. God has bidden her welcome to that mansion on high, which He himself has prepared, where the golden harp chimes sweet music to the redeemed.

Mrs. Wiley ran the journey of life in 70 years. But it is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer, flowers and not thorns. Truth was the inspiration of her life and by good deeds and kindness she exemplified its great worth. This was the fountain of her life-long character; for, upon the white canvas of that life she drew no lines, which needed to be erased from memory. Therefore she is mourned but not without hope of reward. But thru this gloom of sadness there comes back a bright beam of sunshine, which turns our tears to jewels of promise. Her God has set the bow of His promise, and He leaves us not alone in the presence of the unknown. Instead of the Sabbaths of earth she now enjoys the never ending Sabbath of heaven awaits the coming of scores of loved ones to follow, and that Sabbath is not far distant, at best, when the love of Christ shall bid thee enter in and to share with her unending, unalloyed joy.

Just a few days before her death, a grand-daughter was playing the music; "Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus," and the good old "Grandmother," for she was widely known as such, sang strongly the words of the music, it being a favorite of hers. Besides her husband, her children, many loved ones, and scores of warm friends throughout Gillespie, Blanco and Burnet counties, she has lived in the latter many years, she leaves behind all to mourn her death. She had 52 grand children and 49 great grand children.

The last services were held Saturday afternoon at Wolf Crossing cemetery in presence of many who had gone to pay this grand old lady a last sad parting, Rev. J. G. Walker, pastor of Kingsland Methodist church, conducting the ceremony, Songs were touchingly sung by friends gathered around. Flowers were many and beautiful than the face that rested so peacefully among them. Beautiful in life, beautiful in death, but far more beautiful in the glorious resurrection morn. She fought the fight, she kept the faith. Her fame shines bright and clear. And her memory lives in all our hearts. Which will hold it ever dear. From a friend.

Minnie B.

WILKES, Rev. F. D. - Dec 1881

Burnet Bulletin, 18 Dec 1881

Rev. F. D. Wilkes, an able and popular Methodist minister, died at Lampasas last Thursday.

WILLIAMS, Mace - 16 July 1908

1908 Texas, Burnet County, July 16

OBIT from the Burnet Bulletin


Mr. Mace Williams, an old resident of this county died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mitcheltree, Monday evening" July 14, 1908, "and was buriedTuesday in the Odd Fellows' Cemetary. Elder Shultz directing the service. Mr. Williams had been sick for a long time. The Bulletin extends condolences to the bereaved relatives."


"1908, July 30 Burnet Bulletin


The charactor of this sketch was born in Madison County, Arkansas, about the year 1833. No one knows his exact age but he was near 76 years of age.

He came to Texas when a mere boy and settled in Williamson County, near Georgetown, and remained there until the Civil War broke out. He then worked in the tan yard and on the hay field preparing leather and hay for the Confederate army.

After the war he wandered about among strangers until about fifteen years ago he came to Burnet county and settled with his sister, Mrs. Mitcheltree, at whose home he died, July 13, 1908.

He obeyed the Gospel in 1894 under the preaching of R.T. Howell. His body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, July 14, at 4 o'clock Elder W.A. Shultz conducting the funeral service.

In the death of Uncle Mace we realize that another one of Texas old land marks is gone, and when we look about us we can only see a few that remain to tell us of the early days of our Lone Star State.

To the bereaved relatives we can only say that God does all things well; and in the near future we will be permitted to meet our loved ones in that home where parting comes no more and where sickness and pain are unknown.


WILLIAMS, T. J. (Dick) - 6 March 1906

Burnet Bulletin 15 March 1906

Another Good Man Gone

T. J. (Dick) Williams was born in Yell County, Ark., August 13, 1854. Emigrated to Burnet County, Texas, in 1856, and remained here until his death, which occurred Tuesday evening, March 6, 1906, when God, the ruler of Heaven and Earth, saw fit to reach forth His hand and say: "Thy work upon Earth is finished."

Dick was my bosom friend for twenty-one years, he being the first man I met when I came to this county, and I have been closely and intimately connected with him ever since.

I have tried since his death to think on one man that he had willfully wronged, or had ever spoken harshly of, but failed. He was always ready and willing to aid and assist the poor and needy, and feed the hungry.

My ability is not sufficient to deal out justice to him. It has never been my good pleasure to meet with a man that lived up to the golden rule closer than he. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances. To know him was to love him. He was a loving husband, a kind and indulgent father, a good, law-abiding citizen. If he ever had an enemy, I never knew it.

His body lay in state at the Sycamore school house, where impressive and appropriate services were conducted by Elder Knox of Bertram, after which he was taken charge of by the Masons of Mt. Horeb Lodge, where he held membership. The largest crown of sympathizing and sorrowing friends I ever saw at a funeral paid their last respects to him.

He will be sadly missed in this community, while we realize his spirit is in the hands of a just and merciful God. -A Friend

WIMBERLY, W. Luther - 9 Dec 1957

Marble Falls Messenger, December 19, 1957

Contributed by Barry Caraway,, Aug 2002

Funeral services for W. Luther Wimberly, 70, who died Dec. 9th in a Galveston hospital, were held last Friday at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ with John Crow, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Marble Falls Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Stone of Napa, Calif., and Mrs. Jimmy McKinzey of Shingle Springs, Calif; two sons, William J. Wimberly and Joe Wimberly, both of Calif.; one sister Mrs. Annis Wimberly of Pima, Arizona.

Pallbearers were Paul Singleton, Paul Lynn, George Lyda, Fred Heffington, Porter Askew, and Sam Turner.

Funeral arrangements were by Edgar Funeral Home. Friends here join in extending condolences to the bereaved.

WINGREN, Child - Oct 1881

Burnet Bulletin, 11 Oct 1881

A little child (about 2) of Mr. Wingren, the Swedish immigrant was buried yesterday, after a sickness of only a day or two.

WINGREN, Lydia - 21 Dec 1878

Burnet Bulletin, Jan 8, 1879 - From Barry Caraway

DIED, very suddenly at Lampasas, on the 21st inst., Mrs. Lydia, wife of Charles O. Wingren, and daughter of J. N. Gracy. She leaves a husband and young infant, as well as father, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.

WINGREN, Orvil (1887 - 20 June 1925)

Burnet Bulletin, June 25, 1925); From Barry Caraway

Orvil Wingren Dead

Orvil Wingren died Saturday evening June 20th, 1925, at his mother's home in Burnet, following an attack of acute indigestion, with which he was stricken about three hours before his death. The body was held until Monday morning pending the arrival of relatives. The funeral service was held at the family home, Rev. C. C. McKinney, Methodist pastor, officiating. After the religious service, the Masonic brethren of deceased took charge of the remains and in their impressive and solemn manner conducted the burial service, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The pallbearers were : Luke Hearn, Clain Gibbs, L. Debo, Bunk Gibbs, Clint McDaniel and John Pogue.

The following from a distance attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wingren from Meridian, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wingren and son from Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Vogelman from Mercedes, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wingren, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wingren and children from Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Wingren and children from Sunny Lane, Mrs. Roy Fretrell from Florence, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cox from Lake Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Oliver from Lampasas, Mrs. Benton Roberts from Lampasas, Bro. Hocutt from Austin, Bro. Taylor from Bertram, and Mrs. Douglas Savage from Bertram. During the funeral every business house in town closed and the funeral procession was very large.

Orvil Wingren was born in Burnet on December 5th, 1887, and lived here practically all his life, with the exception of the time he spent in the army during the World War, and occasional trips he would take for the benefit of his health. His health failed him during the war, and while he was discharged from the army, he was still under the control and treatment of the army physicians.

Burnet County has never produced a finer young man than the deceased, and his friends were numbered by all who knew him. It has been the writer's privilege and pleasure to be associated very intimately with the Wingren family during the past twenty years. Never have we known a family of children that had the welfare and comfort of their mother more at heart than the Wingren's. Orvil and all of them have been as careful of her welfare as it is possible for mortal man to be toward another person. It is almost a benediction to observe these sons in their actions towards their mother.

Deceased is survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. L. J. Vogelman of Mercedes, Ray Wingren of Burnet, Ralph Wingren of Meridian, and Oscar and Clyde Wingren of Dallas. The Bulletin joins the numerous friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved mother, sister and brothers. May the All-Wise Father, in whom they all believe comfort them in their sorrow is our prayer.

WOLF, Adeline Faulkner (1814 - 21 May 1879)

Burnet Bulletin, June 3, 1879; From Barry Caraway

Died at her home at Dobyville, on the night of the 21st, Mrs. Adaline Wolf. Her sickness had been long and painful, but was borne with Christian fortitude and patience. She was much beloved by all with whom she was acquainted. She possessed unbounded faith in the Christian religion. "Grandmother Wolf" as she was familiarly called, was a kind mother, an obliging neighbor, and hospitable friend, as hundreds can testify. She was modest and unassuming, yet steadfast and unwavering, and manifested great interest and zeal in the cause of Christ, by her unspeakable faithfulness, wonderful energy, and Christian example. The Church of Christ of which she was a member, can ill afford to sustain so great a loss. "Blessed are they that die in the Lord. Henceforth they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. " S. L. BARKER.

WOLF, Mrs Clarissa - Jan 1909

From the Burnet Bulletin, 4 Feb 1909

Mrs. Clarissa Wolf was born April 23, 1830, in Edgar county, Illinois; moved to Rusk county, Texas in 1853 and moved to Burnet county November 2, 1855 and was married T. H. Wolf September 29, 1856. She moved to the home where she lived at her death [on] the day of her marriage and resided there until the summons from on High. She was the last of nine children and was left an orphan at 4 years of age. While Mrs. Wolf never united with any church, she was a strong believer in religion, and a Baptist in belief. She believed in all good works and was always ready to help the needy. In early days, she rode for miles on horseback to visit the sick. She was a mother to all. She was one of the oldest settlers of the county and spent many lonely hours with her little children while her husband went to drive the Indians from the country.

Mrs. Wolf had four brothers and three sisters, namely: Mike, Joe, William and Jack O'Hair; Mrs. Nellie Newman, Mrs. Rachel Holsten and Mrs. Lydia Harball. All have been dead many years except William O'Hair, who died Sept 4, 1907. She was the mother of six children, all living except one, N. K. Wolf, who died several years ago. Those who survive her are: J.C. Wolf, W. H. Wolf, Mrs. Wallace Cooper, Mrs. W. N. Chamberlain of Burnet county and Mrs. O. P. Wolf of Scurry County. She raised two stepsons, Monroe Wolf of Burnet county and Matt Wolf who now resides in Oklahoma. She is survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her children were all with her when she died.

She was laid to rest January 18, 1909 in the Dobyville cemetery. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of their many friends.

A Friend. January 31, 1909

WOLF, Thomas S. - 21 Jan. 1960

Burnet Bulletin, 28 Jan 1960

Mr. Thomas S. Wolf Called by Death

Mr. Thomas Springs Wolf, a lifetime resident of this area, was called by death at the Shepperd Memorial Hospital, Thursday, January 21st.

Funeral services for this good man were held in the Clements Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m., January 22nd, with the Reverend George Brown of Temple, Texas, officiating.

Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roper Tumlinson, B. Lastley, Brownlee Feild, Donald Duncan, John Frazier, and Clay Lawson.

Deceased was born in Burnet County, September 15, 1879. He had lived his entire life in his native county, engaging in livestock raising, until failing health compelled his retirement. He moved to Burnet about two years ago from his ranch.

Mr. Thomas Springs Wolf was liked and respected by all who know him. He was soft spoken, even tempered and was honest in all his dealings. He was a loving husband, kind and understanding father, and a true friend in all his acquaintances.

Those surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Ethel Wolf, Burnet; three daughters, Miss Kate Wolf and Miss Ruth Wolf, both of Burnet, Mrs. Harry Pabst of San Antonio; a son, Ben Wolf of Burnet; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Bulletin joins the many other friends of the Wolf family in offering sympathy during their hours of sorrow.

Wood, John M. - 23 Jan 1881

Burnet Bulletin, 1 Feb 1881

Death of Elder John M. Wood. With sorrow, we record the death of this Christian gentleman and good citizen at Hoover's Valley, on the night of the 29th ult., of erysipelas of the brain and meningitis. He was taken sick last Sunday week from a scratch on his forehead, and he said from the start that he would die. Everything that could be done by physicians and nurses was done, but without avail. The family has the cordial sympathy of hundreds of friends in their great affliction.

Burnet Bulletin, 8 Feb 1881

Backbone Valley, Jan 31, 1881. Dear Bulletin: Many sorowful thoughts crowd upon me as I seat myself to write you from this section of the county. For the Angel of Death has again been a visitor in our midst and laid his cold hand upon our esteemed friend, John M. Wood, and called him to his reward. He was taken on the 23rd of January in Hoover's Valley, where he had an appointment to preach and died on Saturday night following of spinal meningitis. He was buried in the graveyard near Toby School House last Sunday evening in presence of many sorrowing friends and relatives. Also, Eddy, son of W.L. Woods, died Saturday night the 29th inst., of croup. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved and stricken families. May the blessed spirit of Him who died on Calvary comfort the sad hearts left desolate and bind up the wounds of grief wrung memory. And may their bitter sorrow be softened by the thought that the Master has made one link in the chain that binds them to heaven. A Friend

WOODS, Eddie - 29 Jan 1881

Burnet Bulletin, 1 Feb 1881

Death's Doings. It is our sad duty to chronicle the death last week from inflammatory croup, of little Eddie, the bright, noble son of Mr. Wm. L. Woods of Backbone Valley. In beauty he was one in a thousand, and the idol of his parents. They have the sympathy of many friends.

WOODS, MRS. - June 1881

Burnet Bulletin, 7 June 1881

Mrs. Woods, wife of blacksmith of Backbone Valley, died suddenly last week.

YONNIE, ELSA - 6 June 1987

From the Burnet Bulletin, 11 June 1987

Elsa Yonnie, 92, of Burnet died June 6, 1987.

Born April 22, 1895 in Waco, the daughter of Herman and Bertha Querner, she was a former resident of Waco before moving to Burnet in 1924 and was a practical nurse for many years.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Clements-Wilcox Chapel with Rev. Bo McHam officiating. Interment followed at the Post Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Harvey Gassaway of Vallejo, Calif., and John Yonnie of Del Valley; one daughter, Rachel Sparks of Waco; two brothers, Otto Querner of Oakland, Calif., and Henry Querner of Austin; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Jones, Albert Gutherie, Billy Joe Guthrie, Bill Gutherie, Ricky Gutherie and S. M. Gutherie.

YOE, Alfred (1830 - 7 April 1904)

Burnet Bulletin, April 7, 1904; From Barry Caraway

A. Yoe died Sunday, April 3rd, at his home in the Strickling neighborhood, and was buried Monday. He was an old settler of Burnet county and by his energy and thrift had accumulated considerable property. Mr. Yoe is survived by a wife and several children, one of them being Mrs. C. D. Harrell of this place. He was highly regarded by all who knew him.




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