The Waxahachie Daily Light
Christmas has come and gone and many hearts made happy thereby, but our entire community was saddened by the death of Br. C. M. Collier. He was a patient sufferer for over two months. He bore it with a Christian fortitude, only now and then a murmur. "Thy will be done." He has been feeble for the last two years and at his death the seventy-fourth milepost of his life was almost reached. He was a devoted husband, loving father and a true and devout Christian. The sad intelligence was received with deep and unfeigned sorrow by numerous friends, as well as by those who knew and loved him through the state and elsewhere. The final sad and tender tribute was paid at Collier's Chapel at noon, Dec. 18, by Bro. C. W. Perry whose words were touching and impressive. Upon the conclusion of the services the remains were borne to the hearse and then accompanied by a large concourse of relatives and friends, it was escorted to the home of the dead and given back to mother earth.
Ellis County Contains Big Supply of Brick Shale
April 6, 1906
Some weeks ago a number of Ennis and Crisp gentlemen organized a company to put in a brick
plant near Crisp. Samples of yellow and blue shale, found in great quantities in the neighborhood of Crisp, were sent to Thornton to be tested and they have been returned and made into a fine quality of brick, the yellow making a fine sample of cherry red brick; and the blue, a gray brick suitable for finishing. There is an inexhaustible supply of shale both at Crisp and in the neighbrohood of Ennis, and in all probability the company will put in a plant both at Ennis and at Crisp.
Death of W. T. Campbell
April 6, 1906
William Thomas Campbell, capitalist and banker and one of the prominent citizens of Texas, died yesterday at Houston. He was about 47 years old. His death was due to blood poison, which resulted from a slight scratch he received while returning from the funeral of Governor Hogg. He was an intimate friend and business associate of the late governor.
Mr. Campbell resided in Waxahachie several years ago, being engaged in the newspaper business. In 1888 he removed to Lampasas and established the Leader of that city. He had many friends in this city who will regret to learn of his death.
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