* Sampson Isaacs and Etta Rasor Isaacs
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Sam and Etta Isaacs
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Sampson Isaacs was born on March 25, 1877, his father, James Isaacs, was 23, his mother Rachel Williams was 30.

Ettie Rosa Razor was born on January 30, 1889, in Arkansas, her father, William Martin Rasor, was 28 and her mother Sarah Carrie Brown was 22.

Sampson and Ettie married on October 20, 1906, he was 29 and she was 30. They had six children in 21 years.

Sampson's listed occupation was a Farmer and Oil Pumper, he belonged to the Free-Mason and Odd-Fellow Organizations; Ettie was a homemaker.

Ettie died on July 2, 1938, at the age of 49. Sampson died on April 10, 1934, in Mcadoo, Texas, at the age of 57.

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[Note: corrections in brackets]Sampson Isaacs, 56 year old farmer, died at his home at McAdoo at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon, acute indigestion being given as the cause of death.

Mr. Isaacs moved to McAdoo two years ago from Clairemore, Oklahoma, and at the time of his death was working on the Gollihar farm. He leaves a wife and six children, five boys and one girl. He was a brother [in-law] of Mrs. R.L. Johnston [Johnson], also of the McAdoo community.

The Texas Spur & The Dickens Item, Thursday, April 19, 1934

Sampson Isaacs Dies After Short Illness

Sampson Isaacs, 56, farmer, living in McAdoo country, died Wednesday evening of last week after an illness of a few hours.

Mr. Isaacs was working at the Gollihar farm assisting with grinding some maize when one of his neighbors remarked to him that he was perspiring very freely. He did not seem to be alarmed and stated that always he prespired freely when working. In a few minutes he sat down and stated that he did not feel right and soon became unconscious.

He was removed to his home and a physician was summoned. Mr. Isaacs revived and seemed to be feeling all right when the physician arrived. However, in a short time he suffered a relapse and never was conscious any more, passing away about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. M.F. Ewton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spur, conducting the rites. Interment followed in McAdoo cemetery.

Mr. Isaacs was born in Jackson County, Kentucky, he later moved to Arkansas and from there moved to McAdoo community two years ago.

He is survived by his widow, six children and two brothers: Mat Isaacs of Lubbock, and Jasper Isaacs of Shamrock.

The Dickens County Times, Thursday, April 26, 1934 [Dickens, Texas]

The entire community was again saddened Thursday at the death of Mr. Isaac. Mr. Isaac took sick after noon and died before night.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o´clock. The pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. Ewton, of Spur read the funeral rites. Interment followed in the McAdoo cemetery.

Deceased is survived by his wife, five sons and a daughter.

We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

©The Dickens County Times, Thursday, April 26, 1934
Submitted by Elwyn Isaacs
Isaacs Funeral Day
Mrs. Etta Isaacs died of heart trouble in her home Saturday morning, July 2, She was found dead in her bed about 4:00 o´clock Saturday morning.

She was born January 30, 1889, and was 49 years, five months and two days of age at the time of her death. She moved to McAdoo with her husband and family from Oklahoma, seven years ago. She was married to Sampson Isaacs, October 21, 1906. To this union, six children, five boys and one girl were born. Her husband died a few years ago.

Mrs. Isaacs was converted in early life and united with the Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of McAdoo Baptist Church at the time of her death. Mrs. Isaacs lived a true, clean Christian life. She was a patient and loyal mother and was generous and kind to everyone.

Funeral services were held in the McAdoo Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o´clock. Rev. J.A. Branaman, pastor of the Church conducted the services. Interment was made in the McAdoo cemetery with Ward Funeral Home of Spur in charge of arrangements.

Flower girls were Doris Early, Erna Mae Brown, Daisy Jo Rose, Jackie Branaman, Robena Formby, Eugena Butler, Alcia Butler and Dorothy Lee Earley.

Pallbearers were Bruce McLaughlin, France McLaughlin, Otho Powers and Coy Powers.

Mrs. Isaacs leaves six children, Wilburn of Foyil, Oklahoma, Amos, Roy, Leon, Lyle and Juandella all of McAdoo, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. R.L. Johnson of Crosbyton, and a brother, M.A. Rasor of Eric, Oklahoma, and many other relatives and friends.

©The Dickens County Times, Thursday, July 7, 1938

original obit for Etta

Submitted by Elwyn Isaacs

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