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Misc. Newspaper Snippets
EXERPTS FROM NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, 1926-1950




Submitted by Kathy Lorenz

From NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, 1926-1950
Genealogical gleanings, mostly from microfilm at the Longview Public Library.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Jan. 4, 1926:
W. R. C. McKay received a telegram that Mrs. George McKAY, his son’s wife, had died in a sanitarium at Detroit Tuesday morning and was buried in Detroit on Saturday. Miss Nettie McKay of this place was with the family when the end came and will return home soon. Mrs. George McKay had visited the McKays in Longview, and had many friends here.

 The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 6, 1926:
After a few weeks’ critical illness, Mr. J. S. DUNNING died new years morning at about 2:00 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. S. Ernest. Deceased had reached the age of 77, and had spent a considerable part of his last few years in Kilgore, though his home was formally at Abilene.
Burial took place last Friday afternoon at the Kilgore cemetery. The funeral cortage leaving the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ernest at about 2:30. The obsequies were conducted by Rev. A. A. Rider, pastor of the Kilgore M. E. church.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 6, 1926:
J. B. DUKE, 94, died January 4 at his home in Carthage and was buried January 5 in the Clayton cemetery. He leaves a wife and five grown and married children and a host of other relatives.
Mr. Duke came to Texas from Alabama in the early ‘40s and cleared land near Carthage and lived on his home place about 85 years. He was a Confederate veteran and a member of the Baptist church.
Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Ross of Longview attended the funeral. Mrs. Ross is a grandchild of Mr. Duke.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Jan. 15, 1926:
Dr. G. W. ACKER, about 75 years of age, Confederate veteran, died this morning at his home in Commerce. His son Dr. B. H. Acker in Longview, who with Mrs. Acker and little son, immediately departed for Commerce.

The Longview Daily News , Sat., Jan. 16, 1926:
Louis LEE, 58, was shot three times with pistol bullets and instantly killed this morning at 6:00 at Taylor Lee’s sawmill, 8 miles northeast of Longview. Taylor Lee, 30, his son, admitted to local officers that he fired the shots.
A statement made by Taylor Lee to local officers stated his father appeared at the sawmill in an intoxicated condition and created a disturbance. Lee claims the shooting was in self defense.
Louis Lee is survived by his widow at Spring Hill and four sons, Taylor Lee, Claude Lee and Jesse Lee who reside at Gladewater, and Preston Lee of the Spring Hill community.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 20, 1926:
Miss Zelma ROGERS, daughter of Mrs. Mollie Rogers of Gum Springs, was married last night at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. John L. Whorton to Mr. Willis STARR, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Starr of Longview. Mrs. Starr was formerly employed at the dental office of Dr. J. B. McKinnon.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Jan. 25, 1926:
J. DOYLE, about 25 years old, switchman at the T & P Railway company, was killed Sunday morning at about 1:15 in the east end of the railroad yards at Longview Junction. His head was severed from his body. Doyle had been in Longview only a short time, coming here from Los Angeles, California, and was making his first shift as a switchman in the yards here when he lost his life.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., June 3, 1926:
Thos. WELCH and Miss Alta Rita BREWSTER were married at Killeen, Texas at 10 AM today. They left immediately for Galveston, where they will spend several days, and be at home in Longview soon.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., June 3, 1926:
Miss Mildred MIXSON of Kirbyville, for the past two years head of the history department of the Longview High school, and E. F. SPEIN of Philadelphia, Penn., were united in marriage in Dallas May 30 at 8:00 in the evening. Miss Mabyn Mixson, sister of the bride, and a few intimate friends were the only ones who witnessed the ceremony.
Following a dinner given in honor of the bridal couple and friends, the bride and groom left for Houston, where they will be at home at the Rice Hotel.
The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mixson of Kirbyville. She is the niece of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. McKinnon of this city. The bridegroom is a traveling representative of Metro-Coldwyn Motion Picture corporation.

 The Longview Daily News , Fri., June 4, 1926:
Mr. and Mrs. Van Buren BREWSTER announced the marriage of their daughter, Alta Rita, to Mr. O. Thomas WELCH, Thursday, June 3, 1926, at Killeen, Texas.
The bride came to our city last fall to teach in the Longview High school. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Welch of So. Second street. He is connected with his father at the Welch Hardware and Undertaking company. M. W. E. Welch of Dayton, Ohio, brother of the bridegroom, was best man; Miss Mary Sharpe of San Augustine was maid of honor.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., June 4, 1926:
W. F. SCOTT, 74, died at Terrell Thursday night and was buried with Masonic honors in Gum Springs cemetery Friday at 4:30 PM. Services at the church by Rev. J. I. McAdams of Hallsville
He was father of Hon. Jno. W. Scott, County Judge of Harrison county, and Mrs. R. L. Cypert of Hallsville. He was one of the largest land owners of Harrison county.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., June 7, 1926:
Mitchell ROGERS, 17, son of Robert Rogers, employed by the L. A. Sessums Saddlery Shop, was drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Lomond.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., June 9, 1926:
F. T. REMBERT, 72, died Wednesday morning at 2:35 at his home in Longview, where he has been ill since last Friday coming home early from his White Oak lodge at Lake Devernia, where he suffered the attack of illness that resulted in his death. Funeral services for F. T. Rembert will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:00 from the family home in Longview.
Born in Copiah County, Miss. November 9, 1853, F. T. Rembert came to Texas in 1872 and for a few years was railway agent at Crockett. He came to Longview in 1877 and his first position here was that of railway telegraph operator.
He was united in marriage November 5, 1878 to Miss Kate Womack and in 1879 engaged in the mercantile business in Longview. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Rembert, who died many years ago. In addition to his widow he is survived by numerous relatives, among them a brother Dr. Geo. W. Rembert of New Orleans, and two sisters Mrs. James S. Rea, Sr. of Wesson, Miss., and Mrs. Thos. J. Covington of Summitt, Miss.  John Rembert, father of E. B. Rembert and Pat Rembert, and brother of F. T. Rembert, died in Longview a few years ago.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., June 11, 1926:
Funeral services were held at the home on Fredonia street yesterday afternoon at 4:00, followed by placing of the mortal remains of Frank Taylor REMBERT, pioneer businessman of Longview, in the mausoleum in Greenwood cemetery.
Funeral services were conducted by John L. Whorton, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and prayer was made by Dr. R. M. Hall, pastor.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., June 14, 1926:
Miss Noble WOODALL and Mr. Johnnie ROWLAND, both of Spring Hill community, were united in marriage yesterday afternoon in this city.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., June 14, 1926:
Citation by Publication: Pearl PADON, plaintiff, and W. M. PADON, defendant. Petition alleges plaintiff and defendant were married in Gregg county about December 1, 1923 and lived together until April, 1924; plaintiff prays for divorce and restoration of her maiden name Pearl Reynolds.

The Longview Daily News , Sat., June 19, 1926:
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. SMITH and Miss Lena KERN will leave Sunday morning for Palestine to attend the wedding of their brother, Herman Kerns and Miss Eula Barkley, which will take place in Palestine at 2:30 PM Sunday.

The Longview Daily News , Sat., June 19, 1926:
A telegram was received this morning by J. O. Monday from Alexandria, Louisiana stating that Howard JOHNSON, 50, had died suddenly at 11 PM yesterday.
Mr. Johnson is survived by a wife of Alexandria, and two daughters, Mrs. R. T. Cannon of Lufkin, Mrs. M. B. Cannon of Jacksonville, a mother, Mrs. J. H. Johnson, brother A. T. Johnson, and sister Mrs. M. L. Cunningham of Ft. Worth, and a sister Mrs. J. J. Goodwyn of this city.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., June 22, 1926:
Mrs. Mary A. BUNT, 77, died at 12:40 this afternoon at the home, 306 S. Second street. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 with burial in the Alpine cemetery.
She is survived by six children – Mrs. Dollie Bunt Alexander, Mrs. A. A. Henderson, Ed Bunt, Leck Bunt, and Sanford Bunt of Longview, and Mrs. Sam Taylor of Greenville.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., June 24, 1926:
Danville News – Last Monday night Mr. Felton HORTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Horton, was married to Miss Thelma Florence LARTON. They were married at the home of the bride at Bartlett, Texas.

The Longview Daily News , Sat., June 26, 1926:
J. D. GRANT, negro doctor, was short four times this morning at 7:00 at a negro restaurant on S. Green street, near the T. & P. track. Grant was taken to a local sanitarium where physicians say he will recover. Martin Hays arrested J. H. Lloyd, negro, accused of the shooting.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., June 28, 1926:
Saturday evening at 8:30 at the residence of Mrs. L. G. Calvin on West Cotton street, Rev. J. Coy Williams united in marriage Mr. Jessie FAIRCLOTH of Pirtle, and Miss Nelly JONES of this city. Miss Jones has been making her home with her uncle J. M. Jones, who lives near town on the Gilmer road. C. A. Dobbs was best man and Miss Eunice Jones was maid of honor. The young people will reside in Pirtle.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., June 28, 1926:
In celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Dickard, pioneer citizens of Gregg county, their family, relatives, and scores of friends assembled at their home in the Tryon community yesterday to honor them.
Just before noon yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Dickard stood in the same room in which they were married fifty years ago before 80-year-old Rev. D. F. Fuller of Grand Prairie who performed the ceremony.
The children present for this happy occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Dickard of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dickard, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Dickard, and Mrs. Ruth Dickard Henderson of Longview, and Jim Dickard of Galveston.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., June 30, 1926:
Mr. Hazel Lee MALONE, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Malone of So. Green street, and Miss Vera Mae BAUGH, daughter of J. W. Baugh of Cotton street, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage this morning at 10:00, Rev. J. Coy Williams officiating.

 The Longview Daily News, Weds., Sept. 1, 1926:
I. T. CULVER, 84, resident of this area for 42 years, died today at noon at his residence on Young street. Mr. Culver was stricken with paralysis a few days ago, and never recovered.
Mr. Culver was born in Lawrenceville, Alabama, and came to Texas 42 years ago, settling near Kilgore.
He is survived by one son, Joe Culver of Longview, and five daughters, Mrs. Ella Kelly of Waxahachie, Mrs. Chas. Giddens of Venus, Mrs. Nora Zeigler of Dallas, Mrs. Robert Lattimer of Port Arthur, and Mrs. J. R. Bell of Garrison. He is also survived by one brother, J. W. Culver of Howe, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. J. J. Carter of Venus. He is survived by a number of grandchildren, many of them being well known in Longview and this county.
For many years Mr. Culver was a member of the Baptist church. He engaged in farming in this county.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00, with burial in the cemetery at Pirtle, Texas. The services will be conducted by the Rev. John L. Whorton, pastor of the First Baptist church of Longview.

The Longview Daily News, Fri., Sept. 3, 1926:
Rev. J. C. DENTON, 81, father of T. C. Denton of the insurance firm of Denton & Morgan, was almost instantly killed when he was run over by Texas and Pacific switch engine No. 477 at the First street crossing of the road yesterday evening. The engine and a number of freight cars passed over Mr. Denton’s body.
Rev. Mr. Denton was walking west, and the engine drawing a number of freight cars was going in the same direction, and is reported by Engineer J. G. Henderson, who was driving the locomotive, to have stepped on the track just in front of the engine. Mr. Denton had defective hearing, it is reported.
Rev. Mr. Denton had been a resident of the past eight years. He is survived by two sons, T. C. Denton of Longview, and James Denton of Okla., and one stepson Rufe Hogan. His wife died 27 years ago, and three other sons, born to J. C. Denton and Mrs. Margaret Hogan Denton, died some years ago. Rev. Mr. Denton was born in Milletsville, Georgia. He served with distinction under Gen. John B. Hood in the Confederate army, rising to the rank of Captain. At the close of the war Rev. Mr. Denton came to Texas, settling in Freestone county. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Hogan and for many years they made their home in Freestone county.
Early in life Mr. Denton joined the Primitive Baptist church, and later became a minister of that church, serving as its pulpits with ability and distinction.
Funeral will be held this afternoon at 4:00 from the residence of T. C. Denton, 308 South First street, where Rev. Denton made his home, with burial in Grace Hill cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John L. Whorton, pastor of the First Baptist church of Longview.

The Longview Daily News, Mon., Sept. 13, 1926:
Miss Juanita SELLERS, popular young high school girl of this city, and James MELTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knowles Melton, were united in marriage at the Washington Hotel in Shreveport Saturday, returning to Longview immediately after the ceremony.

The Longview Daily News, Mon., Sept. 13, 1926:
Lawrence BUTLER, 32, manager of the Sunshine Filling Station on East Methvin street, is in a local sanitarium in critical condition, suffering from two bullet wounds, one over the heart and another through the abdomen. The shooting occurred last night at 10:30 immediately in front of the home of Perry Bowen on E. Methvin street. Immediately following the shooting Perry Bowen surrendered to sheriff Hays and City Marshal Henderson. Mr. Bowen is the agent for gasoline and oils, and it is reported that a dispute arose over the delivery of gasoline and that threats were made by Mr. Butler.

The Longview Daily News, Tues., Sept. 14, 1926:
Lawrence BUTLER died last night at 9:00 at a local sanitarium as result of wounds sustained Sunday night. Funeral for Mr. Butler will be held at Tyler this afternoon. His wife and his father J. A. Butler, postmaster at Troup, came to Longview and took charge of the remains.

The Longview Daily News, Weds., Oct. 6, 1926:
Mr. T. E. VAN LANDINGHAM, 60, died at his home in Overton this morning at 6:00 after a short illness. He is survived by a wife, and two sons, Louis Van Landingham of Greenville, and Olin Van Landingham of Bay Town, Texas.
Mr. Van Landingham was born and reared at Lone Oak, Texas, living there until four years ago when he moved to this city, where he lived until this spring, going from here to Overton. Deceased was a brother-in-law of F. A. Florence and O. H. Grissom of this city.
The remains will be shipped to Lone Oak for burial; funeral services to be held there tomorrow.
Mr. Van Landingham was a well-known cotton buyer.

The Longview Daily News, Thurs., Oct. 14, 1926:
Mrs. Ras SALTER, 50, died yesterday evening at her home at East Mountain after a lingering illness of over a year. She was buried today in the East Mountain cemetery.
She was a widow and leaves four sons, Jesse Salter and Ed Salter of Dallas, Ennis and Archie at the old home; two daughters Mrs. Gillian Loden of Dallas, and Mrs. Allen Loden of East Mountain.

The Longview Daily News, Tues., Oct. 26, 1926:
Russell BICKLEY of Pirtle and Miss Mavor BATON of the Baton community were married Sunday evening in the Methodist parsonage by Rev. J. Coy Williams. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Baton.

The Longview Daily News, Tues., Oct. 26, 1926:
Erwin TINSLEY, 55, who had been a resident of Longview and Marshall since his youth until four years ago when he moved to Ft. Worth, died at the Texas-Pacific hospital in Marshall this morning at 8:30. Mr. Tinsley had been ill since July.
Mr. Tinsley had been an employee of the Texas and Pacific Railroad for many years. He was 18 years of age when he came to Longview from Wilkes Barre, Penn., where he was born.
Erwin Tinsley is survived by his widow. The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. M. A. LeDuke, in Longview, Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John L. Whorton, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Oct. 27, 1931:
Miss Thelma FREEMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Freeman, and Rayford FENTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Fenton, both of Harmony Grove, were united in marriage the early part of last week at the home of Rev. James Morgan in Winona. Mrs. Fenton, who is a sister of Mrs. Daniel McQueen of Longview, graduated last spring from the Longview High school.

The Longview Daily News, Fri., Oct. 29, 1926:
The marriage of Miss Ethel KENNEDY of this city, and S. T. TIDWELL of Panhandle, Texas, took place at the home of the bride’s uncle, Mr. J. R. Kennedy, in Abilene Wednesday evening. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kennedy of Mobberly avenue. The groom is an employee of the Phillips Petroleum company of Panhandle.

The Longview Daily News , Sept. 14, 1930:
Will C. HOGG, 55, Houston millionaire and oldest son of the late Gov. James Stephen Hogg of Texas, died after a gallstone operation in Baden-Baden, Germany.

The Longview Daily News , Sept. 17, 1930:
Judge R. B. LEVY, former resident of Longview, married Miss Mary DeLoach on Tuesday.

The Longview Daily News , Nov. 7, 1930:
W.M. WELCH, age 71, died Nov 7, 1930 early in the morning, of a heart attack. Mr. Welch was born in Alexandria City, Alabama on January 28, 1859, the oldest of 6 children. He married Miss Lula Thomas of Mexia and they had seven children: W. E. Welch of Dayton, Ohio; Thornton H. Welch, O. Thomas Welch, and Alfred Welch all of Longview; Mrs. Earl D. Smith of Parlin NJ, Mrs. J.D. Baldridge of Little Rock, and Mrs. Luther O. Grounds of Winnsboro. Welch moved to Longview 24 years prior after several  years’ residence in  Memphis, and entered the undertaking and hardware business.

The Longview Daily News , Dec. 23, 1930:
Funeral for Mrs. Elizabeth STANSBURY, 81, who died Sunday evening, is to be held Monday.  Mrs. Stansbury was born in Longview May 15, 1849, was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Magrill. At age 20 she was married to Dr. J.D. Stansbury, a prominent young physician of this area. They had one daughter, Tessie, who died at age 19. Dr. Stansbury died 13 years prior. Elizabeth Stansbury is survived by her sister, Mrs. Whitelock, and many Whitelock relatives.

The Longview Daily News ., Weds., Feb 4, 1931:
The Willie Bell home on S. Main street was sold to Doc Wideman of Pittsburg. Wideman plans to convert it to a boarding house.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Feb. 10, 1931:
Helen PROTHRO, born near Longview on May 9, 1888 and married on October 20, 1920 to F.E. Hinman, died at the home of her father, E.E. Prothro on S. Green Street on Saturday.

Longview Morning Journal , Feb. 19, 1931:
Recent arrivals in Longview from Ft. Worth are the families of W. A. MONCRIEF and E. A. SHOWERS, the former having established residence in the Melton home. Moncrief, Patrell and Showers, who were made famous here by the Lathrop discovery well, have opened offices in the Stuckey building.

Longview Morning Journal , Feb. 20, 1931:
Jake L. HAMON Jr. of Ardmore, Oklahoma, has moved his family to Longview to become a permanent resident of this city. Mr. Hamon was raised in the oil business, his father the late Jake Hamon having been one of Oklahoma’s largest independent operators.

Longview Morning Journal , Feb. 21, 1931:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert WOOD have moved this week into the residence at 100 S. Main street which they purchased from A. A. ALSING of Marshall. Mr. Alsing and his family vacated the dwelling this summer when Mr. Alsing was transferred to Marshall by the Texas & Pacific Railway company.

Longview Morning Journal , Apr. 3, 1931:
News was received of the death in Pittsburgh, Texas, of the father of C. P. LOFTIS, president of the First National Bank.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Apr. 5, 1931:
Funeral services will be held from the Summerfield church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 for T. B. JOHNSON, 80-year-old farmer, who died at his home in the Judson community Friday morning at 1:00.
Officiating will be Rev. James Morgan, pastor of the Judson Baptist church.
Mr. Johnson was well known in Gregg county and leaves a large number of relatives.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Apr. 7, 1931:
John McCLELLAN, 35-year-old rig builder of Houston lay dead last night in a morgue with nine slugs from an automatic pistol in his body, while Ben H. Lankford, about 30, café operator, was in the Gregg county jail waiting to be charged with murder.
The slaying occurred about 6:30 yesterday evening at 205 Padon street, Longview Junction, where the two men and their wives had been living for the past two months, renting the house from Joe Brady. The shooting is said to have climaxed a series of quarrels between Mrs. McClellan and Mrs. Lankford over the possession of the house. The fatal shooting was witnessed by Mrs. Lankford and the dead man’s wife. Miss Alva Trent, said to be a cousin of Mrs. McClellan, also a resident at the house, was in an adjoining room, according to officers.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Apr. 8, 1931:
Funeral services for John McCLELLAN, 30-year-old World War veteran who was shot to death Monday night after a hair-pulling match between his wife and Mrs. Irene Lankford, will be held at 10:00 this morning from the Welch Undertaking company funeral chapel.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Apr. 10, 1931:
J. Ben WATSON, 59, prominent farmer from near Kilgore, was killed when hit by an I&GN train.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Apr. 21, 1931:
E. F. HOPKINS, 65, resident of Longview for many years and one of the oldest conductors of the Texas & Pacific railroad was in the T & P hospital in Marshall last night with a bullet wound in the head which probably will prove fatal. Mr. Hopkins was found shot at Mineola late last night by a call boy. His home is at 108 North Sixth street. His wife, a daughter, and a son live here.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Apr. 28, 1931:
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:00 at the First Baptist church here for John Mariot WELBORNE, 82, a long-time resident of Longview who died Sunday afternoon in a Dallas hospital after an extended illness. Officiating the final rites was the Rev. A. A. Dulaney, Baptist pastor here. Internment was in Greenwood cemetery.
For years Mr. Welborne had been a public cotton weigher in Longview and was widely known here. In his earlier manhood he had acquired considerable means and was prominent in the business world here.
He was born at Pine Tree on July 29, 1849. In 1873 he married Miss Emma Echols. To this union were born two sons and a daughter. One son, Bumbsia B. Welborne of Dallas survives. Seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive.

Longview Morning Journal, Weds ., June 3, 1931:
N. D. CATON of Avinger, father of Mrs. J. N. Lingold of Longview, died in Palestine of heart trouble. Mr. Caton and his wife were at the bedside of their daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Parrish, who recently underwent surgery. Mr. Caton was a native of Alabama.

Longview Morning Journal, Weds ., June 3, 1931:
Who’s Who: C. T. THOMPSON, owner and manager of the Aladdin theater, was born in El Dorado, Ark., the son of Capt. and Mrs. W. T. Thompson of that city.

Longview Morning Journal, Thurs ., June 4, 1931:
Who’s Who: A. L. CONNOR, owner of Connor’s store, came to Longview in 1917. He was born in Blue Ridge, Texas in Collin county, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Connor.

Longview Morning Journal, Tues ., June 9, 1931:
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 3:00 for Mrs. Susie Godfrey WATSON, 25, who died Sunday morning at 11:00 at a Shreveport sanitarium following a week’s confinement there. She was the wife of John R. Watson, a prominent Kilgore man, and the sister of Mrs. E. H. Spear of Longview. In addition she leaves a 4-year-old son, Bill; both parents, and two brothers, Douglas Godfrey of Orange, and Dewy Godfrey of Houston.
Final rites will be held from the home of her mother, Mrs. A. O. Godfrey, at Kilgore, with interment in the Kilgore cemetery.
Several weeks ago Ben Watson, prominent Kilgore man and father-in-law of Mrs. Susie Godfrey Watson, was killed by a train.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., June 10, 1931:
Miss Virginia SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith, and Theodore SESSIONS, both of Longview, were married Saturday, June 6, at Homer, Louisiana. After the ceremony they visited Shreveport and other places in Louisiana, and visited the bridegroom’s parents in Smackover, Arkansas before returning. They will make their home in Tyler.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., June 10, 1931:
Charles Gordon EDWARDS, 62, pioneer resident of Longview, will be borne to his final resting place this afternoon at 3:00 in Longview cemetery.
Mr. Edwards, for 19 years a foremost citizen of this city passed away Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 after a long illness, death coming at his Hoskins street residence.
Longview Masonic lodge No. 404 will have charge of the services at the residence. The Rev. T. S. Barcus, pastor of the Kelly Memorial Methodist church will officiate.
At the bedside when the end came were Mrs. Helma Edwards, his wife; son and daughter-in law Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edwards, and other relatives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. A. E. Curtis and a grandson Ralph Curtis Jr., all of Beaumont; a nephew, Paul Ingstrom of Tyler; a brother Dr P. A. Edwards of Mardin, Okla.; a nephew J. I. Edwards of Melford, Oregon.
Charles Gordon Edwards came to Longview from Hydro, Okla., having been a building contractor there. He entered the business of casket manufacturing and formed the partnership of Edwards-Young, with headquarters on Pacific avenue.

Longview Morning Journal , Fri., June 12, 1931:
Dewey FULLER and Miss Ora Mae JOHNSON were married Saturday evening at the home of the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fuller. Rev. James Morgan of Jacksonville performed the ceremony.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 13, 1931:
Walter BEALL died this morning at the home of his son Dickson Bell, in Houston. His body will be brought to Longview Saturday for burial.
Mr. Beall was formerly a well known citizen of Longview. He served as county attorney and was for a long period an attorney at law here. He also published a weekly paper, The Gregg County News.
He is survived by two sons, Dickson Beall of Houston, and Will Beall of Texarkana.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 13, 1931:
Funeral services are being held this afternoon for James A. GIBSON, 53, pioneer farmer of Gregg county residing 8 miles south of Longview. Interment is being made in the Dollahite cemetery.
He is survived by his wife.  L. Markham Reese, manager of the Longview Cotton compress, is his brother-in-law.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 13, 1931:
Final tribute was paid Dr. E. E. TERRY, 53, this morning with services at 10:00 at the family residence, 105 Magrill street, followed by obsequies and Masonic ritual at the graveside in Greenwood cemetery.
Officiating was the Rev. Selcer, Episcopal rector at Marshall, assisted by Rev. T. S. Barcus, pastor of the Kelly Memorial Methodist church here.
Dr. Terry, prominent East Texas physician who had practiced medicine here since young manhood and who operated Terry’s Pharmacy here for many years, died Monday in California where he had been several weeks in an effort to recoup his health.
He is survived by his wife and one brother, Cleveland Terry of Longview, associated with him in the drug business.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 13, 1931:
Virgil E. GIPSON, a life-long resident of Gregg county and until retirement known as one of Sheriff Hays’ most efficient deputies, succumbed to a long illness at his home in Garland Friday morning.
Mr. Gipson is survived by his widow, his mother, and three minor children. Although born in Kilgore, he spent the greatest part of his life in Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 16, 1931:
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Wells, Texas for Prince A. FALVEY, 36, Longview oil man, formerly of El Dorado, Arkansas, who succumbed from heart failure Sunday at the farm of his brother, Dr. J. W. Falvey, near Longview.
Surviving are the following brothers: Dr. J. W. and J. C. Falvey, both of Longview, the former a practitioner here for many years; Dr. T. S. Falvey of Conroe; Joe and Edwin Falvey of Longview; Paul Falvey of Texarkana; White Falvey of Lufkin, and another brother in Cincinnati, Ohio. Two sisters, Mrs. Daisy heard of San Antonio, and Mrs. Bryan of Houston also survive. Also surviving is the father, the parents of 12 children.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 16, 1931:
Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Carolina M. Evans, 81, who succumbed Sunday. Officiating at the final rites was the Gladewater Baptist minister, her pastor. Interment was in Rosedale cemetery.
Mrs. Evans was born January 12, 1850, a native of Virginia.
She is survived by three sons, one of them, E. V. Evans, a pipeline worker, lives in Longview. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. George Long of Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., June 18, 1931:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WATSON are now located at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Buckley at 208 S. Green street. Mrs. Watson, a bride of less than two weeks, was formerly Miss Theresa LaCour of Alexandria, La., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. LaCour of that place. Mr. Watson is a member of the editorial staff of the Longview Daily News. The couple were married Sunday, June 7 in Shreveport.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., June 19, 1931:
Miss Kitty JACKSON and E. E. KING were married Wednesday evening at Texarkana. The bride’s sister, Mrs. J. R. Vandewater, who accompanied them to Texarkana, was present for the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jackson of North Fourth street. The couple will make their home in Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 20, 1931:
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Kelly Memorial Methodist church here for Mrs. R. E. McCLENDON and infant who died Wednesday in Mineola. The Mineola minister officiated.
Among relatives in the cortege were the bereaved husband R. E. McLendon and two small daughters, Marcia, age 6, and Carol, 4. The mother of the deceased, Mrs. B. L. Farrow of Longview, and her two sisters, Miss Mary Farrow of Longview and Mrs. J. E. Pope of Shreveport also made the sorrowing journey. Mrs. Robert Douglas, a sister, ill at Roswell, New Mexico, was unable to attend the obsequies.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
H. T. KENNEDY, 35, was electrocuted Monday morning in Kilgore. He was working for Southwestern L. E. Myers company, electrical contractors, on a pole in front of the new Kilgore hotel at the time. Kennedy’s home was in Atlanta, Texas.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
A. H. WATSON, 21, of Gilmer, succumbed to injuries received shortly after midnight Sunday morning after he was kit in the head by the random stroke of a gooseneck hoe. Watson was a rigger for Bob Bonds drilling company.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Fisher cemetery, Pine Tree community, for E. C. (Zeke) TAYLOR, 41, formerly of Longview, and at the time of his tragic demise was wife chief at the Pittsburg office of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company. He sustained fatal injuries when the telephone pole to which he was strapped gave way and fell on Friday. He died at a Dallas hospital on Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, nee Miss Pat Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Fisher, 8 children, his father, a brother, and a sister.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
Cleveland TERRY, manager of Terry’s Pharmacy and Miss Savannah SUTTON of Longview were united in marriage Sunday evening at 9:00 in the parsonage of the Kelly Memorial Methodist church with the Rev. T. S. Barcus officiating. They will make their home here.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
Miss Vivian Perritte of Nacogdoches, daughter of the late Rev. H. T. Perritte, four years pastor of Kelly Memorial Methodist church, married Berkley Gordon CRAIG of Dallas and Waco, the ceremony being performed in Nacogdoches June 14. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Cora L. Green of Dallas.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., June 23, 1931:
O’Neil SUTTON and Miss Ora WALKER of Kilgore were married Monday afternoon at 1:00 at the parsonage of Kelly Memorial Methodist church with the Rev. T. S. Barcus, pastor of the church, performing the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Kilgore.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., June 24, 1931:
Miss Louise TILLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Tilley of Mineola married Charles S. ROWAN of Texarkana, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rowan of Longview on Sunday morning, June 21 at 9:00 with the Rev. R. G. Behrman, pastor of the First Baptist church of Mineola officiating. The couple will be at home in Texarkana.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., June 25, 1931:
Miss Kathryn FLEWELLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Flewellen, married A. L. COLEBURN Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Coleburn Sr. of Bayton. The wedding took place in Galveston early in April. The bride is granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Flewellen. The couple will reside in Baytown.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 27, 1931:
The body of Clarence CRAIN, killed when the truck he was driving for Yount-Lee Oil company was struck by a Texas & Pacific railroad train here early Friday morning left Longview Friday night for the family home in Ventner, Louisiana.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., June 27, 1931:
Miss Addie Mae GLOVER of Longview, and H. K. SPEAR of Tyler were married Wednesday, June 24 in Shreveport. Dr. Thommason of the Baptist church officiated. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Glover of Sulphur Springs has made her home here the past years with her sister, Mrs. Lester Denson. Mr. Spear is an oil operator. The couple will reside in Tyler.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., July 12, 1931:
A week ago today Edward “Woody” HUNT, age 22, owner and manager of Hunt’s Cash & Carry Grocery across the street from the Rembert Theater, married Miss Stacy Mae BURNS, daughter of Lt. Governor Robert burns of Oklahoma. The ceremony took place in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Hunt came to Longview from Seminole, Okla. where his father, J. F. Hunt, has the largest grocery store in the city. The Hunt family moved to Seminole from Arkansas a number of years ago.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., July 4, 1931:
Last rites were held Friday for Mrs. Mattie BURKE, 51, who died Wednesday. She resided with Mrs. Lily Jones, and was widely beloved in this section. Mrs. Burke left five children: J. D., Odie and Mossie Ruth Burke of Longview; Russell Burke of Big Spring; Mrs. Faye B. Oliphant of Marshall. One sister Mrs. T. B. Jones of Longview. Burial was at Minden, her old home community, and Rev. J. B. Waggener officiated.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., July 7, 1931:
Mrs. E. B. Douglas and Mrs. C. C. Euker have returned from Marshall where they attended the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Lena McGILVRAY, 70, who died at her home there Friday morning at 8:30 following a lingering illness.
The funeral was held from the family residence Saturday morning at 10:00 with Rev. Harlan J. Matthews, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the services.
Besides her two daughters from Longview, Mrs. McGilvray is survived by a number of other children living in East Texas and Louisiana. Mrs. McGilvray was a life long resident of Harrison county.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., July 14, 1931:
Clarence E. FAULK, Jr., Ruston, Louisiana’s youngest editor-publisher, and son of Clarence E. Faulk, publisher of the Longview Daily News-Journal, married Miss Louise Benson PAGE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ward Page in Topeka, Kansas.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., July 14, 1931:
Final rites were held Monday at the Danville community cemetery for James Scott STROUD, 88, Gregg county farmer who died Sunday in the Winterfield community four miles north of Longview. Officiating the final rites was the Rev. Thomas D. Barcus, pastor of the Kelly Memorial Methodist church here.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., July 16, 1931:
J. V. Winn, who came here from Cotton Valley, Louisiana, acquired the site and stock of Norton-the-Grocerman at 157 W. Tyler.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., July 19, 1931:
Introducing Longview Business Men: Joe D. RIFF, 33, came to Longview and opened Palais Royal here in April. Previously he had been with Maison-Blanche of New Orleans; Bertig mercantile company, a firm operating a chain in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri; Sanger Brothers in Dallas and in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., July 23, 1931:
Mr. E. Woody HUNT, owner of the Hunt for Hunt’s grocery store at 107 E. Cotton street, came here from Seminole, Oklahoma.

Longview Morning Journal , Fri., July 24, 1931:
Miss Velma BLOUNT, daughter of Mrs. E. M. Blount of Northcutt Heights, this city, and O. T. CLARK, also of Longview, were married in Texarkana Tuesday by Rev. Williams, pastor of a Baptist church there. They were accompanied to Texarkana by the bride’s mother. The bridegroom is an employee of the Magnolia Drilling company. They will make their home here.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., July 26, 1931:
Mrs. Lily Mae WALKER and C. D. WATKINS, both of Longview, were married in Shreveport Thursday, July 23, at the First Baptist church, with the Rev. M. E. Dodd, pastor, officiating. The bridal couple were accompanied to Shreveport by Miss Ruby Johnson, niece of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins are at home here where Mr. Watkins is in business.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., July 26, 1931:
Walter Holland CUNNINGHAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cunningham of Longview was married Saturday, June 18, in Hugo, Okla., to Miss Jean Keith SEARS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sears of Dallas. The ceremony was performed at the First Baptist church of Hugo with the Rev. Earnest Quick officiating.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., July 29, 1931:
Walter Scott MANN, 60, died at 3:30 PM Wednesday at his farm 4 miles northeast of Longview near Hallsville in Harrison county. Born in 1871, Mann lived his whole life in this section. Surviving him is son Leon, 10; brothers L. P. and A. L. Mann, both of Longview, half-sister Mrs. J. L. Landers of Starrville, Texas. Nephews include Tom and Jeff Richardson, and a niece is Mrs. Dave Moore, all of Longview.
Funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 at Noonday church and internment will be in Noonday cemetery.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Aug. 2, 1931:
Introducing New Businessmen: John W. MENEFEE, Jr., age 24, and R. Allen BAKER, age 25, born and reared together in Homer, La., came to Longview on February 15 th and bought controlling interest in Crain’s Corner Drug Store, one of Longview’s oldest and largest. Less than a year later they bought controlling interest in Longview Drug company.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Aug. 5, 1931:
Last rites for Mrs. Joe KUYKENDALL, 70, who died early Tuesday at her home in Gum Springs community will be from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. Burial will follow in Harmony Hill cemetery, Rusk county.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Aug. 9, 1931:
J. W. FRANCIS, 75, father of Dr. J. C. Francis of Longview died Saturday afternoon at his Jacksonville, Texas home, according to advice received here.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Aug. 11, 1931:
Marie KILLINGSWORTH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Killingsworth of Tryon, married Edward Franklin LIVSEY, son of Mrs. J. A. Livsey of Elderville Sunday morning at 8:00 at the home of the bride’s parents, with Dr. L. B. Elrod of Marshall, presiding elder of the Methodist church, officiating. The bride was attended by her cousin Mrs. Aubrey McGrede, and the bridegroom by his cousin, Willis Reese, who served as best man. The bride is a teacher in the Gregg county school system; the bridegroom is employed by East Texas Lumber company, acting as assistant to manager Oliver Daniels.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Aug. 13, 1931:
Mrs. John Swanner is in Terrell on account of the illness and death of her father, W. D. Montangle, which occurred Friday.  Funeral services and burial were held in Wills Point on Saturday.
Mr. Montangle, former Longview resident, had served as Texas and Pacific agent at Wills Point, Longview and Terrell over a period of many years.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Swanner of Longview, and Mrs. Marshall Culberson of Houston.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Aug. 13, 1931:
Marvin J. Baker, 36, Shell Petroleum company carpenter charged in connection with the Main street slaying in Kilgore Sunday night of Frank STEWART, 37, Kilgore tailor, Tuesday afternoon made $3000 bond and was released from the Gregg county jail. Baker attributed the shooting to “family trouble”.

Longview Morning Journal , Fri., Aug. 14, 1931:
George H. SLATON, 80, died Saturday at his Gregg county home.
Born in Decalb county, Alabama on January 11, 1851, Mr. Slaton removed to Texas about 30 years ago. At the age of 24 he wedded Miss Sue Rutherford. To this union were born eleven children, two of whom survive.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., Aug. 15, 1931:
Fred L. BADGETT, 45, prominent drilling contractor of the Longview firm of Badgett & Cooper, operating in the local area since the beginning of oil activity, died from injuries suffered when he was hurled eight feet by a recalcitrant crow bar that flew from a pump ratchet early last night. The accident occurred at the Gregg-Upshur line. His original home was in Chickasa, Oklahoma.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Aug. 16, 1931:
Miss Laura Mitchell of Longview and William D. Cheek of Cleburn were married Saturday afternoon at 5:00 in the study of First Baptist church, with the Rev. A. A. DuLaney performing the ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony they left for a brief visit with the bride’s mother in Beckville, after which they will go to Cleburn to make their home.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Aug. 18, 1931:
Today’s Dallas papers carried the announcement of the marriage of Alex L. Magrill to Miss Mary C. Thompson, which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blythe, cousins of the bridegroom. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. E. F. Winn Sr. of Dallas, former resident of Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Aug. 19, 1931:
J. A. CALLOWAY, 84, will be buried at Fisher cemetery near here this morning. Death was due to old age.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 at Pine Tree church with Rev. W. R. Harber officiating.
Mr. Calloway had lived in the Longview area during all but one year of his life. He had been in the grocery business.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Mrs. Eva Waller, four sons, Fred, E. W., Roy and A. J. Calloway; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Echols of McAllister, Oklahoma; and one brother Geo. N. Calloway of Chesterfield, Texas.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Aug. 19, 1931:
Mrs. Lula Mae BAKER of 323 North Fredonia street and Cyclone JOHNSON of Hugo, Oklahoma were married at 10:00 Sunday morning with Judge Wm. R. Hughes officiating. After a two-week visit in Galveston they will be at home on North Fredonia street.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Aug. 20, 1931:
Mrs. N. M. Key of Longview announced the marriage of her youngest daughter Miss Loubelle ROWE to Mr. Clyde R. WELCH of Waskom June 30. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. M. Hickson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Bossier City, Louisiana.  Mrs. Welch spent most of her life in Longview, was educated in schools here and in the College of Marshall. Mr. Welch is from Arkansas, but for the past two years has resided in Waskom. The couple will make their home in Waskom where Mr. Welch is employed by Rudd Chevrolet company.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Aug. 20, 1931:
Judge W. R. HUGHES of Gregg county court married Miss Lilla LONG, daughter of Jule Long, prominent dairyman near Longview

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., Aug. 22, 1931:
O. Horace BENNETT, 52, prominent oil lease dealer, died here Friday morning from injuries allegedly received Wednesday afternoon in a fist fight with J. Paul Flannery, an oil operator. Bennett fell and his head struck marble stairs in the Gregg hotel lobby.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Aug. 25, 1931:
O. Horace BENNETT, 52, former citizen of Tullos, Louisiana, who succumbed Friday morning to injuries received when he was knocked down in the lobby of the Gregg hotel, was laid to his final rest here Monday.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Aug. 27, 1931:
Judge Hayne NELMS, 61, former president of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce and long prominent in the life of Groveton, was laid to rest late Wednesday afternoon. He died in a Houston hospital Tuesday following several weeks’ illness.
He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Victory of Houston, and Miss Martha Nelms of Groveton, and a son Lewis Wirt Nelms of Beaumont.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Aug. 30, 1931 :
W. D. AVERY is Longview’s newest druggist, whose establishment opened here August 11 at West Tyler and Center streets. He was born and reared at Winnfield, Louisiana.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Sept. 2, 1931:
G. E. PINKERTON, 25, of Longview, recently of El Dorado, Arkansas, salesman for the Marshall branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., died 5 miles east of Longview, when the light roadster in which he rode with H. D. Cudadac, is understood to have struck the rear end of a truck loaded with pipe. Cudadac was uninjured.

Longview Morning Journal , Weds., Sept. 2, 1931:
Mrs. Jimmie WILLIARD, remembered as the former Miss Frances Close, was laid to rest in Gladewater Thursday morning. She died in an auto crash near Houston. She is survived by her husband, mother, three brothers and three sisters; Fred Close of Big Springs, Harry Close of Olney, Verne Close of Kansas City, Missouri; Miss Mary Close, and Miss Mable Grace Close of Houston, and Mrs. Norton of Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Fri., Sept. 4, 1931:
Elbert DUNCAN, 31, brakeman for the T. & P. railway, was killed at Willow Springs as he stood by the company’s lines, was paid final respects and laid to rest in Marshall yesterday afternoon.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Sept. 19, 1931:
George Hamilton BLACK, gauger and assistant field superintendent for Byrd-Frost Inc., is just in receipt of a gold Congressional Medal awarded him as a member of the Antarctic expedition of Commander Richard E. Byrd. Black, born and reared in Massachusetts, has lived all his life doing things of an unusual nature.
Last week his associates at the Byrd-Frost company tendered him a dinner in honor of his receipt of the Congressional medal, a fellowship affair, held in the big two-story house at the corner of West Whaley and North Center streets where many of the Byrd-Frost men, including Black, room.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Sept. 20, 1931:
Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER and L. L. EDDINS were united in marriage Saturday at noon at the parsonage of Kelly Memorial Methodist church, the Rev. T. D. Barcus, pastor, performing the ceremony.
Mrs. Eddins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Flewellen, pioneer residents of Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., Oct. 10, 1931:
Miss Eunice JONES and L. A. MACKEY were united in marriage Sunday morning at 8:00 at the First Christian church with Rev. Jas. R. Wright, pastor, officiating.

Longview Morning Journal
, Tues., Oct. 20, 1931:
L. T. PARKER, 27, of Winfield, Louisiana, rig builder for Y. B. Stell company, fell 52 feet from a point midway on the derrick, near Turnerville, Monday afternoon at 4:45, and died three hours and 20 minutes later at a local hospital.
Surviving Parker is his widow and a stepdaughter Juliette, both of whom are in Longview, and a sister at his original home in Winfield.
Forman’s, whose ambulance brought Parker to the hospital, said the body was to be shipped to Beaumont for burial.

Longview Morning Journal , Thurs., Oct. 22, 1931:
A small rowboat overturned at Teague pond here yesterday, dumping twins into the water and drowning one, Joe Kirby DOYLE, age ten.
Frank Doyle, 15, Longview High school student and oldest of the family of 7 boys fathered by R. G. Doyle, 44, of 228 Teague street, saved the life of one twin, Louis, who was hauled  50 feet to shore. However when he swam back to recover the struggling Joe, the later had sunk and his body wasn’t recovered until two hours and 15 minutes later.
Authorities at Teague pond, located on the eastern edge of Longview near Mack’s Tourist Camp and within view of the youth’s home, were preparing to order the dam at the pond blasted away when the body was recovered last night.
Besides the brothers who witnessed the fate and his father and mother, Joe Doyle is survived by three other brothers, Harold and Ray and Don, the later also being twins. The father has been with the Magnolia Drilling company for ten successive years. He moved the family here from Luling, Texas, on August 12.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Oct. 25, 1931:
J. Rudolph DELANEY, 28, died Saturday night 48 hours after a five pound fastening pin fell 75 feet from a derrick to strike him in the forehead and face while he was at work at Tenneryville.
At the hospital, besides his wife, was a brother, John E. Delaney, from the family home in Homer, Louisiana.

Longview Morning Journal, Tues., Oct. 27, 1931:
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 from the home of her sister Mrs. Zula Rembert, corner of College and Center streets, for Miss Helen MCPHERSON, who died there Monday morning at 11:00 after an illness of two years.
Officiating the obsequies will be the Rev. A. A. Du Laney, pastor of the First Baptist church here. Internment will be in the Hallsville cemetery.
Surviving are the sister at whose home she resided, Mrs. Zula Rembert, widow of the late John Rembert; sisters Mrs. Pullen of Washington, Louisiana, Mrs. Truly of Shreveport, and another sister of Wills Point. In addition, she leaves a brother, Dr. D. B. McPherson, well known physician of Longview.

Longview Morning Journal , Fri., Oct. 30, 1931:
Rites were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 for Charles Bradford CUNNINGHAM, 75, pioneer Longview churchman and newspaper writer.
He was born February 12, 1856 at Friars Point, Mississippi, he removed to Longview as a young man, having been a member of the Kelly Memorial Methodist church here for 50 years. For 50 years he has been connected with local and state newspaper work, for a long time serving as writer for the old Times-Clarion and as Longview correspondent for state papers.
He was preceded in death by his wife by one year and ten months. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. L. Frederick at whose home he succumbed at 1:00 PM after a long illness of two months; and Mrs. A. W. Ogilvie of Elsberry, Missouri. In addition he leaves five grandchildren, Miss Geneva Frederick of Longview, Miss Flora Geneva Cunningham of Ft. Worth, and Artemus, Charles and Dorothy Ogilvie of Elsberry, Missouri.  One sister Mrs. R. S. Harris of Ft. Worth also survives. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. M. L. Cunningham, widow, of Ft. Worth also survives. During his final illness, his sister-in-law, Miss Texas Whitehead, was a devoted attendant.
Today his body will be laid to rest in Grace Hill cemetery, in the family plot, following obsequies conducted at the home of Mrs. Frederick by his pastor, the Rev. Thomas D. Barcus of Kelly Memorial Methodist church.

Longview Morning Journal , Tues., Oct. 27, 1931:
Miss Leila Ruth CAMPBELL, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Campbell of N. Green St. married Herman REESE, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Reese.

The Longview Daily News , Oct. 5, 1931:
Gan’s Mens Store, located two doors north of First National Bank, was owned by partners Leon GANS and Nap SCHER, originally from Little Rock

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Feb 2, 1933:
City pioneer A. N. ODEN, age 65, died Thursday morning at his home on N. Green Street. Mr. Oden came to Texas from Bibb county, Alabama when he was a small child, was a barber. He married Miss Pearl Rain and they had two sons: Dr. Guy Oden of San Antonio and Clyde Oden of Mangrum, Oklahoma.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Feb. 22, 1933:
J. L. ROBERTSON, 82, was struck and killed by a light pickup truck near Marshall and Seventh streets on Thursday night. Robertson was kit by a truck driven by Weldon Kuykendall and died in a local sanitarium from shock and bruises. The body is being held at Forman’s pending arrival of G.L. Robertson, a son, from Crowell.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., July 8, 1933:
Alex MAGRILL, 85, pioneer Longview citizen, died in San Antonio on Friday. Mr. Magrill is to be buried in Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., July 13, 1933:
Funeral services were held for Mrs. E.M. BRAMLETTE who died Tues. nite at a Temple hospital. She is survived by her husband and one son Joseph Bramlette, mother Mrs. E. R. Boring, two brothers Joe and Emory Boring of Shreveport and Longview, and two daughters Mrs. Seymour Waggoner and Miss Clara Jones Bramlette whom she took into her home as her own when they were little.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Feb. 11, 1934:
E. HAMVASY, was a prominent Longview businessman and civic leader. His father, Emir Hamvasy, was born in Hungary, was a teacher, and in the United States organized the Protestant Episcopal Church in Tyler.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., March 15, 1934:
Charles MITCHELL, age 43, of Judson, fatally stabbed T.W. (Bill) Nichols, age 43, of 327 W. College St., estranged husband of Mitchell’s daughter as he sat eating his noonday meal at a Methvin street café.

The Longview Daily News , March 30, 1934:
Longview Hotel Fire:   Herman YATES died of heart attack. Yates was born in Longview June 25, 1885 and lived here all his life. His mother was Emma Mauthe, sister of W.D. Northcutt. Survivors include step-mother Mrs. J.W. Yates; 2 half sisters – Mrs. V.R. Hurst and Mrs. Nat Allen (of Bryan), and two aunts, Misses Maggie and Emma Yates of Henderson.
The fire itself claimed two lives and there were over 20 injuries.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Sept. 5, 1934:
Miss Sibyl TUCKER and Meredith Wallace were married at noon Tuesday by Justice of the Peace Perry B. Meredith.
The bride was born and raised in Longview. She is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tucker.
The groom is a graduate of the 1934 class of the Longview High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Higgins of Longview. He is employed by the Longview News-Journal.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Sept. 20, 1934:
Funeral services for Mrs. L. G. CALVIN, about 70 years old, will be held Friday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Franklin Martin at 104 West Cotton street.
Mrs. Calvin died early Thursday at the home of Mrs. Martin, her daughter, after a lengthy illness.
Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery, with arrangements in charge of Forman’s.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Sept. 28, 1934:
Death early Friday claimed the life of Mrs. J. W. DOLLAHITE, 86, a life-long citizen and pioneer resident of the Hallsville area. Mrs. Dollahite died at 2:40 in the morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Winn, in the Maple Springs community, south of Hallsville.
Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Hallsville at 3 PM Saturday with Rev. James Brooks being assisted by Dr. J. W. Loving in the ceremony. Burial will be in Hallsville, with Welch’s in charge.
Mrs. Dollahite was born in Rusk county and lived in the Hallsville area all her life.
Following is a list of the surviving children: John D. Dollahite of Maple Springs, Rev. W. A. Dollahite of Tyler, G. F. Dollahite of West Texas, C. J. Dollahite of Longview, Rev. S. D. Dollahite of Marlin, Texas; Mrs. B. F. Grigsby and Mrs. J. R. Nowell of Longview, Mrs. Y. R. Lee of Edgewood, Texas; Mrs. Mamie Thompson of Hallsville, and Mrs. J. B. Winn of Maple Springs. Mrs. Dollahite is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Sept. 28, 1934:
A Gregg county jury Friday afternoon will receive the case of Ras Calloway, 36, on trial for the slaying of Johnny Page, 33, in a Bank street barber shop on last July 14.
Defense counsel Harvey P. Shead sent Mrs. J. N. Calloway, mother, and John Calloway, brother to the defendant, to the stand Friday morning.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Oct. 15, 1934:
B. B. DUCKWORTH of Longview died Sunday at the home of his mother in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were to be held Monday afternoon at the family home at Caldwell, Texas. Burial will be at Caldwell. The family has lived in Longview for several years.
Mr. Duckworth was a carpenter. He was a member of the choir at First Baptist church. He is survived by his wife and six children, and his mother, and other relatives.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Oct. 16, 1934:
GLADEWATER, Oct. 16 – Final services were held here Monday for Mrs. J. W. VICTORY, 71, life-long resident of Gladewater, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. K. Bozman. The body was interred beside that of her husband who died four years ago.
Other survivors include a daughter, Miss May Victory; one brother, J. H. Shepperd; and four grandchildren, Wallace and Robert Bozman, and Miss Ruth Bozman, all of Gladewater, and Mrs. Milton Still of Kilgore.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Oct. 22, 1934:
The body of Cecil SMILEY, 17, who was killed Friday night when the automobile in which he was riding on the Kilgore highway overturned, was shipped to Fordyce, Arkansas, Sunday afternoon for burial. The youth was living with his parents on the Gladewater road. The family conducts a tourist camp and restaurant.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Oct. 22, 1934:
The wedding of Miss Sybil STEWART, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart of Longview, and Mr. Albert GAMBILL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Gambill of Wichita Falls, was solemnized at 9:00 Sunday morning at the First Baptist church.  Mrs. Jack Brawley, sister of the bride, attended as matron of honor. The groom was attended by Perry Thomas as best man.
The bride was born and reared in Longview and is a graduate of the Longview High school. The groom is a graduate of the Wichita Falls High school and attended the University of Texas.
The couple will make their home in Wichita Falls where Mr. Gambill is associated with his father in the oil business.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Oct. 25, 1934:
Funeral services were to be held at 4 PM Thursday at the First Christian church for W. F. NELSON, 83, pioneer East Texas resident, who succumbed at his North Court street home at 8:20 PM Wednesday following a two-weeks illness.
Rev. George D. Dickenson, Christian pastor, was to be in charge of the final rites. Mr. Nelson had been a citizen of Longview for the past 60 year. He was the father of Witt Nelson, city secretary, and Ed Nelson, both of Longview.
Born in Panola county in 1851, the prominent East Texan came to Gregg county’s capital 23 years later. He had built many of the structures along West Tyler avenue.
Survivors include a brother, H. C. Nelson of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Richardson and Mrs. Louisa Hyde, both of Ft. Worth, and two sons, Witt and Ed Nelson of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Oct. 25, 1934:
Mrs. Laura NEWTON, 84, died Thursday at 9:30 in the morning at her home at 220 West College street. She had been in failing health for several years.
Surviving are her two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Mallicoat and Mrs. Belle Slaton, and one son, Ed Newton, all of Longview. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Wheeler, Miss Birdie Mallicoat, and marvin and Preston Newton; one great grandchild Martha Louise Wheeler. All live in Longview.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 3 PM Friday. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery, with Welch’s in charge of arrangements.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Jan. 13, 1935:
R.J. HOLLINGSWORTH, 77, died at his home in Monroe, Louisiana on Saturday. He had been in ill health several months and had suffered from a heart ailment.
He was the father of Miller (Holly) Hollingsworth, sports editor of the Longview Daily News and Longview Morning Journal. Mr. Hollingsworth made his home in Longview for one year, going back to Monroe last April. He was a native of Georgia.
Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Carletta Hollingsworth who is attending Louisiana College at Pineville, and Mrs. Dorothy Godfrey of Monroe, and a son, Miller, of Longview. Mrs. Hollingsworth died in 1927.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Jan. 22, 1935:
Mrs. J.W. MELTON, 80, died at 3 AM on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gregg Morris, at Troup. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday in Troup.
Mrs. Melton was a former resident of Longview. She was the mother of Walter L. Melton of Longview, and the sister of S.C. Melton of Longview. She was well known here.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Jan 24, 1935:
Funeral services were held from Forman funeral parlors at 2 PM Thursday for G.W. HARDING, 55, who burned to death early Wednesday night in his bachelor cabin in an oil lease near Tenneryville. Gas from a leaking line is believed to have caused an explosion.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Jan. 27, 1935:
J.W. HURST, 83, father of District Judge W.C. Hurst and Dr. V.R. Hurst, both of Longview, died early Saturday morning in the old Hurst home in Center, Shelby county. Mr. Hurst would have been married 60 years next Friday, February 1.
Funeral services will be held in Center Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Hurst is survived by his wife, by one daughter, Mrs. W.G. Hartt of Marshall; 4 sons, Judge Hurst and Dr. Hurst of Longview, and Dr. J.C. Hurst and Dr. T.L. Hurst of Center; one adopted daughter Mrs. Jeanette Daus of Houston, and eight grandchildren.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 4, 1935:
Charge of murder was filed in justice court here Monday against John BAUGH, about 55, in connection with the fatal shooting of George PETERSON, about 40, Sunday afternoon near the Moss Lake road 5 miles west of Longview on the Gladewater highway. According to witnesses Peterson was attempting to enter Baugh’s house and was armed with a large knife.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Mar. 21, 1935:
Mrs. Cora Lee CLINE, 44, native of Gregg county and daughter of a widely-known family, died Wednesday morning of pneumonia at her home in the Winterfield community. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben M. Chapman, she was born in Gregg county in 1890 and had lived on Route 5 in the Winterfield area for the past 10 years.
Survivors are her husband, O.R. Cline, 3 daughters, Eva May, Geneva, and Doris, and three brothers. Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 4 PM from the Winterfield church with burial in the Winterfield cemetery. Rev. McAdams was to officiate.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., May 2, 1935:
Mrs. W. M. HARLEY, 43, died at the family home in Spring Hill community Thursday morning at 4:50 following a two-weeks illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the Spring Hill Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. T. C. Stockton and Rev. W. R. Haber, pastors of the Spring Hill and Pine Tree Cumberland Presbyterian churches, respectively. Burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Harley is survived by her husband; six children, Minos Harley, Mrs. Howard Everett, Mrs. E. Roy Willis, Kathleen and Mildred Harley; four grandchildren, and the following brothers, Allen Pollick of Henderson, Tom Pollick of Jefferson, Ben and Frank Pollick of the Spring Hill community.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., May 7, 1935:
Hundreds paid a last tribute Monday afternoon to Louis E. ORMS when the 49-year-old White Oak farmer and community leader was laid to rest in Grace Hill cemetery following funeral services at the First Baptist church.
Orms, who resided at White Oak for twelve years, died at his home Sunday morning. Last rites were held Monday at 4:00 with Rev. John L. Whorton officiating.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., May 12, 1935:
Mrs. Sallie WOODALL, age 51, widely known Longview resident who has been in a Terrell hospital for the past several years succumbed there Saturday morning. Mrs. Woodall’s body will be brought back to Longview Sunday morning for funeral services and burial, which will be held at Welch’s Funeral chapel at 3 PM. Internment will be in Hallsville.
Surviving are her husband I. D. Woodall; one son, Marvin; two sisters Mrs. Tiny Dollahide of West Texas, and Mrs. G. W. Powell of Vernon; six brothers, Sam, R. H., Joe and Jim Faucett, all of Shreveport; W. R. of Houston, and Tom of Hallsville.
The Woodalls live at 300 Park street here.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., May 20, 1935:
Motion for a new trial for Donald E. Covin, recently convicted here for the murder of Mrs. Emma SAGE in a Gladewater café on March 11 and assessed the death penalty in a jury verdict, was denied Monday by Judge Will C. Hurst in district court here.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Sept. 4, 1935:
Mrs. Emma Jane FLANAGAN, 76, widow of Sam H. Flanagan, former postmaster here at the turn of the century, died Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery, Alabama where she had been making her home in the past few years with daughter Mrs. George M. Browden. Funeral services will be held at about 5:00 Wednesday afternoon when the train bearing her body here from Montgomery arrives.
Mrs. Flanagan is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George M. Browden and Mrs. Gus E. Warren of Montgomery, Alabama; and Mrs. W.H. Yarrell of Shreveport; and two sons Sam H. Flanagan and John C. Flanagan of Houston. She was a cousin of Col. Tracy Flanagan. She was also an aunt of Mrs. Horace Ware of Longview.
Although gone from here since 1902 when her family moved to Shreveport, she will be remembered lovingly by her many friends and family.
Arrangements will be in charge of Forman’s and burial will be at the family plot at Grace Cemetery where the body of her husband was brought for internment at the time of his death.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 4, 1935:
Funeral services were held for C. Y. GORMAN, 68, native of Hallsville who moved to Hobart, Oklahoma in 1906. He owned one of the largest ranches in Oklahoma. Mr. Gorman died suddenly at his home at Lone Wolf Place on his ranch near Hobart, and final rites were held there Sunday.
Surviving him are his wife and nine children; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie White of Woodlawn, and Mrs. Ira Koon of Hallsville, and one brother L. D. Evans of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 11, 1935:
Funeral services for James Nathan MOBBS, 49, who died at his home at Pine Tree early Friday morning were set for Friday afternoon at the residence, with Rev. W. R. Harber officiating. Burial was to be held at the West Mountain cemetery. Mr. Mobbs had been ill for about three years.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Dalcy Lee Mobbs, and five sons, Travis, Eugene, Willis Lee, Bert Leon, and Robert Rayford, all of Pine Tree.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Oct. 20, 1935:
Mrs. P. W. SANDEFUR, prominent Longview and Gregg county woman, church and club worker, and for 33 years a resident of this city, died at her East Marshall avenue home Saturday night after a lengthy illness. She was 75.
Mrs. Sandefur, born in Danville on March 2, 1860, was married to P. W. Sandefur, a prominent Danville citizen, and moved to Ashdown, Arkansas, where they lived until 1894 before moving back to the little community. In 1902 the family moved to Longview and established the East Marshall avenue home. Mr. Sandefur retired from active farm life several years ago.
Survivors include husband P. W. Sandefur; five daughters, Mrs. E. J. Kennedy, Mrs. A. C. Numsen, Jr., and Miss Gussie Sandefur, all of Longview; Mrs. A. D. Busby of Dallas, and Mrs. J. Dickson Mitchell of Kansas City, MO; one son Chaytor Sandefur of Dallas; two brothers, P. T. Pegues of Mercedes, and J. G. Pegues of Longview; and three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Bass, and Mrs. C. E. Basham of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. H. C. Thompson of Ada, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be conducted at First Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, with Rev. R. L. Owings officiating, and Forman’s arranging the rites. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 25, 1935:
E. L. LAWRENCE, about 55, prominent in Gilmer for many years and a brother o f Holly M. Lawrence Sr., Garland, and W. P. Lawrence of Longview, died at his Gilmer home Wednesday night of heart trouble.
Funeral services were held at Gilmer on Friday morning.
Survivors include his widow; six children, Everett, Kenneth, Willie, Clifton, Edith and Jimmy, most of whom are employees of Texas, Oklahoma and California oil companies. Kenneth and Everett are former LHS students. Another brother, J. D. Lawrence of Pittsburg, survives the Gilmer man.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Oct. 29, 1935:
Mrs. Emma WELBORNE died at her residence at 210 Mitchell street Tuesday morning. She had been in ill health for many months. Mrs. Welborne would have been 82 on February 22 nd next year.
She was the wife of the late Judge J. M. Welborne. Many years ago Judge and Mrs. Welborne were known as the most charitable couple in Longview. Their home always was open to the needy and they were known to have visited hundreds of needy homes to assist financially and otherwise.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday from First Baptist church, with the Rev. Dr. John L. Whorton in charge. Internment will be at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Forman’s.
Mrs. Welborne was born in Upshur county. She lived in Gladewater for several years, but moved to Longview more than 50 years ago. She has no immediate family, although several grandchildren survive her.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Dec. 2, 1935:
Funeral services for J. W. WALKER, 50, well known Longview real estate dealer who died early Sunday night after a week’s illness, were held Monday morning at the First Baptist church here. The body is being sent overland to Marion, Louisiana, birthplace of Mr. Walker, where burial services will be held Tuesday morning.
Survivors include his wife, his mother; his brother, J. O. Walker; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Feazell and Mrs. G. M. Edwards of Farmersville, Louisiana, Mrs. J. E. Edwards of Monroe, and Mrs. M. J. Brown of Houston; and four daughters, Helen, Edith, Melree and Fay.
Before coming to Longview, Mr. Walker was in the music and furniture business in El Dorado, Arkansas.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 10, 1940:
Mrs. J.W. HURST, well-known East Texas pioneer woman died late Tuesday at her home in Center. She was 80.
Mrs. Hurst was the mother of Dr. V.R. Hurst and Judge W.C. Hurst of Longview.  Other survivors are sons Dr. T.L. Hurst and Dr. G.C. Hurst, both of Center, and a daughter Mrs. W.C. Hart of Marshall.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Jan. 18, 1940:
Morgan Cartwright HEARRING, who died at 5 AM at his house in Dallas, will be buried in the Greenwood Cemetery here at 3 PM on Sunday.
Rev. Fred Few of the First Methodist Church will have charge of services at the grave. The body will lie in state at Welch's Funeral Home on Sunday.
Mr. Hearring was a retired railroad accountant. He was 78.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary H. Herring of Dallas, a nephew I. S. Chaney of Longview, two nieces, Miss Mollie Chaney and Mrs. E.B. Oliver, both of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 17, 1940:
E. B. OLIVER, owner and operator of Oliver Drug Store at 216 N. Fredonia, was born in Longview on Dec. 11, 1891, the son of Mary Mosely and Jule Oliver. His father was a farmer and druggist for many years here until his death in 1914.
Oliver attended the schools in Longview and for many years was employed by the Gregg County News, which is now the Longview News and Journal, as “printer’s devil.”
A member of the Methodist church, the Masonic lodge, the Rotary club, Oliver has done and is doing much for the betterment of the city of Longview.
In 1917 Oliver married Nina Chancy of Longview. They have one daughter, Mary Ellen, and the family resides at 903 Charlotte Drive. He went into the drug business in 1919 upon the purchase of the old Matthewson Drug Co.
“Chunk” and Nina Oliver celebrate the store’s 21 st Anniversary on Thursday, January 18 th.

The Longview Daily News, Fri., Jan. 19, 1940:
City Fireman L.J. WALDROP died suddenly of a heart attack at 1 AM  on Friday. He was 41.
Mr. Waldrop was stricken in his quarters at the Idylwood fire station where he and his wife made their home. He has been in charge of the station the last few years.
Mr. Waldrop was born in Cove, Arkansas on July 31, 1899. He had lived in Longview for about 30 years.
Besides his wife he is survived by his mother Mrs. Louise Waldrop of Longview, and his father F.E. Waldrop of Coffeeville, Miss.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Jan. 22, 1940:
C. E. Barbee of Norton and Barbee Grocery and Market has been notified of the death of his brother, Troy BARBEE, 21, who was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident near Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Monday in Tyler for Mr. Barbee, who was an employee of an oil company in Houston.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Jan. 24, 1940:
William Calloway BOLTON, 89, Jacksonville’s oldest native citizen and father of Mrs. Thomas D. Campbell of Longview was buried on Monday after funeral services from the First Methodist church of Jacksonville.
Mr. Bolton was born and reared in Jacksonville. He was one of the city’s earliest postmasters, express agent, and banker. During his early business career Mr. Bolton operated a dry goods store and hardware store.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Jan. 26, 1940:
The Gregg Pharmacy located at Marshall and Sixth streets and owned and operated by H.V. STRAUGHAN is one of the most complete in this section. At one time owned by M. R. Robinson, the pharmacy was later sold to Buck Hineman, and two years ago was purchased by Straughan.
Straughan was born and reared in McKinney and attended the University of Texas. In 1923 he married Norma Strode of McKinney. They have one daughter, Joan, and the family resides at 903 Olive St.

Longview Morning Journal , Sat., Jan. 27, 1940:
Mrs. C. W. LAWRENCE, widow of the late C. W. Lawrence, long a leading physician and business man in Longview, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Morrow, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The body will be brought to Longview for burial on Sunday. Funeral services will be held on Monday.
She is survived by her daughters Mrs. J. B. Morrow, Atlanta, and Mrs. J. A. Boring, Shreveport; sister Mrs. Jones, San Antonio, and brother Yale Hicks, Laredo.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Jan. 29, 1940:
Mrs. C. W. LAWRENCE, one of Longview’s pioneer women, was to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery after funeral services at 3 PM on Monday from her home at 114 E. Cotton. Mrs. Lawrence was visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Morrow in Atlanta, Georgia last week when she died. She was the widow of the late Dr. Charles Walter Lawrence, well known druggist and physician of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Jan. 28, 1940:
Funeral services will be held Monday in Los Angeles, Calif., for Mrs. O.P. McCANN, former Longview resident who died Friday morning. Mrs. McCann is survived by her husband; two sons Henry and Buford of Los Angeles, and daughter Mrs. Helen McCann Jackson of Port Arthur.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940:
Services for Mrs. Malinda BROWN, 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.R. Davis of Greggton at 8:00 Thursday morning, will be held Friday at 2 PM from the Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Among of Bridgeport, Texas officiating.
The deceased was born in Monroe, Louisiana on Dec. 25, 1852. She has been living in Greggton for the past 9 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.I. Jones of Anocca, Louisiana, and Mrs. J.R. Davis of Greggton.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Feb. 5, 1940:
Funeral services for Mrs. E.A. BROWN Sr., mother of E. A. Brown Jr. of Longview, were held in Skintook, Oklahoma on Monday morning at her home there. Mrs. Brown died early Sunday morning in Skintook. Besides her son here, she is survived by her husband and several other children.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Feb. 8, 1940:
Mrs. Susan Carolyn WHITTINGTON of route 3, Longview, was buried in Peatown cemetery Thursday after funeral services at 3 PM from the Peatown Christian Church. She died Wednesday.
Mrs. Whittington was Sheriff Will Hays’ mother-in-law. Mrs. Whittington was 78. She was born in Kaufmann county and moved to Gregg county with her family when she was a young girl. She married the late R. J. Whittington, well known farmer, who died 5 years ago.
Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. J. M. Owings, Mrs. Will Hays, Mrs. Houston Harper and Miss Margie Whittington, all of Longview, and Mrs. R. T. Ballenger of Henderson; six sons, G. B., Herbert, R. J., E. B., and Levy all of Longview; and Lawrence of Vicksburg, Miss.; 3 sisters, Mrs. L. D. Oden of Longview, Mrs. Nellie McGaffey of Fresno, Calif., and Miss Vida Holt of Overton; a brother, L. D. Wooten of Longview; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Feb. 12, 1940:
Douglas J. RUTHVEN, Gregg county sanitary engineer, and Roy P. Baker of 401 E. North street were killed when the plane in which they were riding, piloted by veteran flyer Ruthven, crashed nose first into the ground near the W. C. Potter home at the end of Elder’s field. Baker, planning to purchase a plane of his own, had borrowed Thomas G. Campbell’s plane to practice flying Sunday.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Feb. 22, 1940:
The body of a man identified as Floyd Albert STEVENS of Longview was found pinned beneath a heap of iron in a box car in the railroad yards in Vicksburg, Miss.   The coroner’s jury found no evidence of foul play and reported that the man met his death when the iron shifted in the car.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Feb. 23, 1940:
Mrs. Kit MEADOWS, 63, well known pioneer Gregg county citizen died early Friday at her home in Danville. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mrs. Meadows was born only 2 miles from her present home, and was the former Naomi Utzman. Her mother, Mrs. Jane Utzman, makes her home in Danville.
Survivors include her husband, 5 sons – Chess and Darry of Longview; Oliver, James and Mays of Danville; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Barton of Longview, and Mrs. Arthur Quinn of Danville, her mother, one sister, Mrs. Mae Dee Parker of Arkansas, and two brothers – George Utzman of Danville and Bruce of Mt. Enterprise.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Feb. 27, 1940 :
Walter Scott HUFFMAN, former Longview peace officer and farmer, died at his home at 722 S. Green street at 10 AM on Tuesday. He was 64.
He had been a resident of Longview for 15 years. Mr. Huffman is survived by his wife Bertha, a daughter Mrs. Velina Tillotson of Mineola, son Roy Huffman of Longview, his mother Mrs. G.F. Huffman of Longview; brothers George L. of Marshall, D.W. of Huntington Beach, Calif., Will of Headley, Texas, and Rayburn and B.D. of Longview; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Summers of Hallsville and Mrs. Emmett Huffman of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., March 6, 1940:
Clarence Lawrence BREWER died at his home on the Longview-Gladewater hwy at 3 AM on Wednesday. He was 56.
Mr. Brewer was a merchant and had been a resident of Gregg county for the last 6 years. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday from the Rains and Tally funeral home. Rev. Floyd A. Decker of the Church of Christ in Gladewater will be in charge. Burial will be in Rosedale cemetery in Gladewater.
Mr. Brewer is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Maude Brewer; 5 sons, Hubert, Markey and Allen, all of Gladewater; Merle of Minden, Louisiana, and Max of Flora, Ill.; a daughter Mrs. Dolores Davis of Gladewater, and two brothers, Floyd Brewer of Provo, Utah, and Leo Brewer of Kilgore.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., March 8, 1940:
John Thomas JOHNSTON, 49, former major league baseball store who also managed the Longview Cannibals, died Thursday in San Diego, California. Johnston, known familiarly as “Jack”, was born and reared in Longview.
Surviving Johnston are his mother, Mrs. Penny Johnston of San Diego; one daughter Mollie Johnston Austin of Longview, and one son Jack Jr. of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Apr. 24, 1940:
J. D. (Jack) JACKSON, former taxicab company operator here, was found guilty of the murder of Jonas NABOR late Tuesday and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. Jackson was charged with having shot the Negro shine parlor owner in February at Bob Lloyd’s place on North Green street and evidence showed the black was slain by one or more of five charges from a shotgun.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Sept. 2, 1940:
Funeral services for Thomas CARROLL, 71, who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. M. Hughes on Sunday morning at 8:00, were to be held at 4:30 PM Monday in Center, with Rev. Fred Few of Longview and Rev. Joe Smith of Center officiating. The deceased is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. W. M. Hughes of Longview, Mrs. Lidge Courtney of Garrison, Mrs. Earl Sanders of Wills Point, Mrs. Mack Lester and Mrs. Jimmie Troublefield of Houston, Miss Mary Carroll of Marlin, and Mrs. Milan Mericle of Groveton; a brother John Carroll of Center, two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Kethley of Center, and Mrs. Frank Swanzey of Beaumont.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Sept. 3, 1940:
Funeral services for Mrs. W. R. MIDDLETON of Longview will be held at 4 PM Tuesday at First Baptist church here with Dr. John I. Whorton, pastor, and the Rev. C.L. Porter of Longview officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Middleton’s body arrived here Monday, accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Edwin Martin of Los Angeles, California. Gaines Shoults, her son, arrived by automobile Tuesday from Calif.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Sept. 6, 1940:
H. P. MOBBERLY, 61, died Thursday morning at his home in Springfield, Missouri following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 PM in Springfield.
The deceased was a former resident of Longview. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Mobberly of Longview. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Stover of Jackson Heights, NY; one granddaughter Nancy Stover; three brothers Sam Mobberly of Longview, Dee Mobberly of Pilot Point, and Bert Mobberly of Lamar, Missouri.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., Sept. 9, 1940:
Funeral services for Stephen Sylvester POTTS, 56, father of Mrs. Leo Butter of Longview, were to be held in Ft. Worth at 4 PM on Monday at Robertson-Mueller-Harper funeral chapel, with Welch’s of Longview in charge. Potts died at the home of his daughter here on Sunday. He is a retired bookkeeper. His wife died only six months ago. Burial will follow in Rose Hill cemetery in Ft. Worth.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., Sept. 10, 1940:
Mrs. Myra WATSON, 93, mother of Mrs. G. O. Cunyus of Longview, was buried Monday afternoon at Peatown following services at the Peatown Christian church, conducted by the Rev. W. C. Jones of Dallas, and Rev. J. E. Montgomery of the First Christian church in Longview.
Mrs. Watson died at her home in Henderson on Sunday. She would have been 94 years old Tuesday.
Mrs. Watson was born in Georgia and moved to Texas and Rusk county when she was 6 years old. After the Civil War she married J. M. Watson, a Confederate veteran. Surviving her, besides Mrs. Cunyus, are four sons, H. H. Watson of Dallas, W.R. and J. T. Watson of Henderson, and J. P. Watson of Lubbock.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Sept. 11, 1940:
Funeral services for Mrs. Savannah Elizabeth BOX, 62, who died at her home at 901 N. Third St. on Tuesday at 2:30 PM will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Welch’s funeral chapel with Dr. John L. Whorton of the First Baptist Church officiating. Welch’s will be in charge of arrangements; burial will follow at Marvin’s chapel in Van Zandt county.
Surviving Mrs. Box are her husband W. A. Box; her mother Mrs. M. J. Atchley of Millsaps; four sons, C. E. Box and R. N. Box of Longview, O. W. Box of Batesville, Arkansas, and Ernest Box of Big Spring; and two daughters, Mrs. Dovis Thornton of Big Spring, and Miss Geneva Box of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Oct. 16, 1940:
W. E. MONROE, 80, was burned to death early Wednesday when his apartment at 1206 E. Cotton street caught fire after an explosion.
Fire Chief E. S. Scott said the jets on a small stove in the bedroom of the apartment were turned on. He said he believed gas had been accumulating in the room during the night, and that the explosion occurred when Mr. Monroe got up in the morning to light the stove.
Henry Taylor, who operates a store and service station at 1204 E. Cotton, and is Mr. Monroe’s son-in-law, heard the explosion while he was opening his business for the day.
Mr. Monroe was born in Winnsboro, Wood county. He lived in Harrison county for about 60 years before moving to Longview.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bettie Latham, Mrs. Willie Taylor, and Mrs. Janie Harrison Davis, all of Longview, and Mrs. Essie Watson of Marshall; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Christian church at Gum Springs.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 25, 1940:
Mrs. Ada FRANKLIN, 70, died at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Clinton on the Marshall road on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic church Saturday, with a low recium mass. Rev. James P. Callahan will be in charge. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery. The Rains & Talley funeral home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Franklin was stricken with paralysis shortly after she came to Longview six years ago as a book salesman. She has been an invalid since that time and has been cared for by Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Nora C. Davis, supervisor of the Gregg Memorial Hospital.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 25, 1940:
F. A. TAYLOR, former Gregg county district attorney, was buried Thursday in the Lakewood Memorial cemetery in Henderson. He had died at the Henderson hospital early Wednesday morning.
Mr. Taylor was district attorney of Gregg county from 1913-1918. He was born May 4, 1881 in Kilgore. He received his education there and in Hallsville. Mr. Taylor studied law in the offices of Lacy and Bramlette in Longview after teaching school for ten years in Rusk and Gregg counties. He moved to Henderson in 1925 and practiced law until 1935 when he retired. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sarah Beth Taylor, a daughter Mary Beth Taylor, and an aunt, Mrs. Matilda Taylor, who lived with the family in Henderson.

The Longview Daily News , Fri., Oct. 25, 1940:Funeral services were held at 4 PM Friday from the Rains & Talley chapel for Hugh ECHOLS, 71, life long resident of Gregg county, who was burned fatally in his home on the Gladewater highway late Thursday night.
Mr. Echols was born in Gregg county and formerly was connected with the Longview Cotton Oil Company mill.
Rev. F. A. Fugartie of the First Presbyterian church was to have charge of the funeral services. Burial was to be in Memory Park.
Mr. Echols is survived by five sons, Hugh of Goose Creek, Kenneth and Francis of San Antonio, and Leon and Paul of Austin; a brother, R. T. Echols of Chicago, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Fay Echols of McAlester, OK, Mrs. Sam Shipp of Lebanon, TN, Mrs. E. O. McWhorter, Miss Fannie Echols and Miss Ameila Echols, all of Longview, and four grandchildren.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Nov. 10, 1940:
Mrs. E. B. PROTHRO died at her home at 112 W. Methvin street early Saturday. Mrs. Prothro, the former Jessie Northcutt, was born in Caworth, Georgia. She moved to Longview with her parents, the late William George and Julia Ann Northcutt when she was a small child. Her father was one of the pioneer merchants of Longview.
Edmund Barnwell Prothro and Mrs. Prothro were married on Feb. 24, 1883. For the past 56 years the couple have made their home at 112 W. Methvin street. They were parents of four children, three of whom died at an early age.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Prothro is survived by her daughter Mrs. John C. Brown of Carthage; a granddaughter, Miss Joy Brown; a sister Mrs. C. L. Taylor of Longview, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM Sunday from the Rains & Talley funeral home with Dr. John L. Whorton of the First Baptist church in charge.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., Nov. 12, 1940:
The body of Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth WEISS, 39, who died Sunday at her home at 432 S. Main street, was sent to Clayton, Wisconsin for burial.
Mrs. Weiss is survived by a son, E. E. Weiss of Longview, and a sister, Mrs. Jake Weiss of Moran, Michigan.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Nov. 20, 1940:
H. B. PAULETTE died suddenly at 12:45 AM on Wednesday at his home at 808 Magrill street. He was 68. For the past 8 years Mr. Paulette has operated a grocery store at 405 N. Sixth street.
Paulette was born in Atlanta and in 1896 married the former Miss Fannie Echols of that city. He and his family moved to Longview from Cisco 8 years ago. Mr. Paulette was a member of the Methodist church and was well known in Longview.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday from the chapel of the Welch’s funeral home. Rev. J. E. Montgomery will be in charge. The body will be sent to Atlanta for burial.
Besides his wife, Mr. Paulette is survived by a daughter Mrs. C. A. Andrews of Freer, five sisters, Mrs. Fuller Martin of Longview, Mrs. Bertha Pierce of Smithland, Mrs. Nina Burson of Queen City, and Mrs. Effie Burson of Tyler, and Mrs. John Spivey of Atlanta, and a brother, Edgar Paulette, of Salem, Ill.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Dec. 8, 1940:
Mrs. N. B. MOORMAN, 83, mother of Mrs. Lillian Oliver of Oliver’s Furniture company, died Saturday night at 1709 Holly street. Mrs. Moorman had lived here about 3 years.
Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Oliver of Longview, Mrs. Kate Houston of Caldwell, and Mrs. J. C. Kelland of Chriestman, Texas; a son R. M. Moorman of Chriestman; a stepson W. E. Moorman of Mesquite; 30 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

The Longview Daily News , Thurs., Dec. 12, 1940:
Mrs. C. C. EAKER, 66, beloved pioneer Longview citizen, died Thursday at 9:30 AM in a Dallas hospital.  Mrs. Eaker, the former Maggie McGilvary of Marshall, was a life long member of the First Christian church.
The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Earnest Eaker of Longview; three daughters, Mrs. Edmund Sutton and Mrs. Ila Green of Longview, and Mrs. Elsie Rawlinson of Henderson; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; six brothers, Joe, Otis, W. E. and Jim, all of Marshall, Odis of Linden, and Eli of Shreveport. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. E. B. Douglas and Mrs. C. A. Simmons of Longview, Mrs. E. A. Young of Tyler, Mrs. Charlie Robinson of Dallas, and Mrs. Alma Stilley of Marshall.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Dec. 22, 1940:
Funeral services for Robert E. HENDERSON, 54, will be held Monday at 1 PM at the Alpine Presbyterian church, with the burial in the Alpine cemetery. His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Henderson, were prominent in this section where they were among the early settlers.
Henderson died early Saturday in a Dallas hospital following a brief illness.
Survivors included his wife the former Pearl Thornton of Longview, one son Robert Jr. of Ft. Bliss, El Paso; two daughters, Dorothy and Mary Frances of Dallas, and one brother Lewis Henderson of Longview; three sisters, Mrs. Crown Dickson and Mrs. W. L. Dodson, both of Kilgore, and Mrs. T. J. Green of Tyler.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., Dec. 22, 1940:
R. H. MORTON, 68, life-long resident of this section, died at his home on Route 4 Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 PM at Hickory Grove, Rusk county, with Rev. Mr. Rucker officiating.
Survivors are the widow; a son R. E. of Longview; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Mullins and Mrs. Mattie Rhinehart, both of Longview; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ray of Elderville and Mrs. Mary Ray of Hickory Grove.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 15, 1943:
John Neal PETERSON, 54, Gregg pioneer, benefactor and church man died Sunday night at his home in Kilgore following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the First Presbyterian church in Kilgore with all ministers of the city assisting in the service. Internment will be in Kilgore Memorial cemetery. All stores in Kilgore will be closed during the service.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. George Allen Peterson, one brother Ben Peterson of Kilgore, and one sister Mrs. Rosa Mae Griffin of Shreveport.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 15, 1943:
W. E. BOYD, 72, brother of P.P. Boyd of Longview, died early Monday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Rains & Tally Chapel with Rev. W.O. Harmon, pastor of the First Christian Church, in charge. Internment will be at the Peatown cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the grave.
He is survived by his wife, one brother P.P. Boyd; two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Pennington of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Mrs. G.W. Nibling of San Angelo.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 15, 1943:
Dr. Ernest Hubbard HAMILTON, 68, prominent East Texas physician and surgeon died Sunday in a Denison hospital following a brief illness. Dr. Hamilton was made chief surgeon for the C.F. Lytel Construction company only four months ago. Up until that time he practiced in Longview.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at the First Methodist church in Longview with Rev. Lawrence Landrum officiating. The Masonic lodge will have charge at the cemetery.
Dr. Hamilton was born near Danville on March 20, 1875. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Rayburn Hamilton. The family came to Texas in 1848 and for many years the late Dr. Andrew R. Hamilton practiced medicine in this vicinity.
On September 3, 1922, Dr. E.H. Hamilton married Miss Mable Miller of Shamokin, Penn.  He is survived by his wife, three children from a former marriage – Rayburn Hamilton of Houston, Major Wallace Hamilton who is with the armed forces overseas, and Mrs. Wilt Price Jr. of Logansport, Louisiana. He is also survived by one brother, Clarence Hamilton of Longview.

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 15, 1943:
Thomas W. HERNDON, 86, native of Chirot county Arkansas, died at 6:45 pm on Sunday at the home of his son, O. T. Herndon, east of Longview. Mr. Herndon had been living in Harrison county the past 4 months. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 on Monday at Welch’s Funeral Chapel, with Rev. L.T. Greer conducting the rites. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery. He is survived by two sons, O.T. Herndon of Longview, and L.K. Herndon of Talley, Texas.

The Longview Daily News , Sun., March 14, 1943:
Chris ALEXANDER, 65, died suddenly Sat. just before midnight at the home of his brother, A.K. Alexander, 317 S. Green. He was born at Sculpa Greece, and came to this country in 1906. He has been living in Longview the past 12 years. 

The Longview Daily News , Mon., March 15, 1943:
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at Welch’s Funeral Chapel for Chris G. ALEXANDER, 65, cousin of A. K. Alexander, who died suddenly Saturday night. Following services conducted here by the Rev. E. Panos of the Greek Orthodox Church of Shreveport, the body will be taken overland to Cleburn, Texas for committed services and burial there.
Alexander was born at Sculpa, Greece and came to this country in 1906. He had been a resident of Longview for the past 13 years and has been associated with his cousin in operating the Paris Cafe here.

The Longview Daily News , Weds., March 24, 1943:
Funeral services for J.A. LANAGAN, 75, father of W.A. Lanagan of Longview were held Saturday, March 20, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Lanagan died Thursday, March 18, following a short illness. The deceased was a pioneer resident of Lake Charles.

The Longview Daily News , Tues., March 30, 1943:
Mrs. Lida Mae RANKIN, 64, of 604 Buchanan Street, died in a local hospital at 5 PM on Monday following a short illness. She had been a resident of Longview for about three years, living with her son Emmett R. Rankin.
Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church with Dr. E. W. M. Johnson, rector, in charge, assisted by Dr. Henry Selcer of Marshall. Burial will be in Memory Park.
In addition to her son here, Mrs. Rankin is survived by another son, Bolton S. Rankin of Annapolis, Maryland; three grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Walter Hurd of Dallas, and a brother Lawrence Bolton of Dallas.

Valley Morning Star , Harlingen TX, Feb 8, 1945:
Longview TX – L. THOMAS and Willie HUGGINS, brakemen, were injured when a locomotive and 8 cars of a Missouri Pacific freight train overturned three miles south of Longview.


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