Ella Rogers Krawagner
abt 1869 - Jul 1952
July 21, 1952
Last Rites Conducted For Mrs. Krawagner
CORSICANA, Texas, July 20. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Rogers Krawagner, 83, of Corsicana, who died Thursday night, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a brother, Joe Thompson of Powell, Navarro County, and several nieces and nephews.
Chris L. Knox
Dec 9, 1867 - Sep 1, 1951
September 1, 1951
C. L. Know, Leader At Corsicana, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 1. - C. L. Knox, 83, attorney, died at his home here late Saturday afternoon following a long illness.
Born in Tennessee, Knox had long been prominent in financial and political circles of Navarro County. He served as corporation recorder for the City of Corsicana a number of years and was county attorney and assistant county attorney of Navarro County several terms.
He was president of the Central State Bank of Corsicana until it was consolidated with the First National Bank in 1928. And he also headed the Navarro County Abstract Company for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Walter Fendley of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. J. Frank Storm Jr., Amarillo and other relatives.
Funeral services are planned here Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. W. D. Knight
abt 1858 - Jul 1930
July 28, 1930
Mrs. W. D. Knight Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. July 28. - Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Knight, 72, who died in a hospital at Fort Worth, Friday following a stroke of paralysis, were held here Sunday. Surviving are two sons, G. F. Knight, Navarro; O. W. Knight, Powell; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Hartfield, Olney; Mrs. C. E. Nelson, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. B. Barker, Streetman, and Mrs. H. M. Webb, Corsicana.
Mary (Blum) Klein
Jan 3, 1861 - Nov
Nov 10, 1952
Mrs. Lora May Klein, Blooming Grove, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 10. - Mrs. Lora May Klein, 91, native Texan, died at her home in Blooming Grove. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with burial in
the Rose Hill Cemetery there.
Surviving are four sons, Charlie Klein, Cuero; Arthur Klein, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Edwin Klein, San Angelo, and Harry Klein, Blooming Grove, and two daughters, Mrs. Frances Walker and Mrs. Ida Kennedy, both of San Angelo.
Blooming Grove Resident Expires
BLOOMING GROVE, NOV. 8-- (Spl.)—Mrs. Lora May Klein, 91, native of
Lockhart, died at her home here Friday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church here Saturday
at 3 p. m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Pat Brown, pastor, assisted by Rev. C.
T. Brockette, retired Methodist minister.
Mrs. Klein had resided here 21 years.
Surviving are four sons, Charlie Klein, Cuero; Arthur Klein, Benton
Harbor, Mich.; Edwin Klein, San Angelo, and Harry Klein. Blooming Grove;
two daughters, Mrs. Frances Walker and Mrs. Ida Kennedy, both of San
Angelo; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. W. Hinkle, W. P. Orme, Dwayne Garrison, Oscar
Hinkle, R. Bruce McCormick and George Ward.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
O. C. Kirven
abt 1849 - May 1924
May 7, 1924
Judge O. C. Kirven of Navarro County Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, May 7. - Judge O. C. Kirven, 75 years old, pioneer resident of Navarro County, died at the home of his son, Billy Kirven, in Santa Ana, Cal., early Wednesday, according to information received here Wednesday night. The body will be forwarded to Corsicana for burial and is expected to reach here some time Saturday. Besides his son in California, Judge Kirven is survived by a daughter, Miss Kathreen Kirven, of this city, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carter Kirven.
Judge Kirven is well known over the State, having held a number of appointive offices.
Mollie (Selmon) Kirk
Aug 5, 1876 - Sep 26, 1949
September 28, 1949
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. C. E. Kirk
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 28. - Mrs. C. E. Kirk, 73, died at her home here Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, eight sons, Burnice Kirk, Kerens; Lillard Kirk, Louis Kirk, C. E. Kirk Jr. and Loyd Kirk, all of Corsicana; George Kirk, New York City; Bomar Kirk and Roy Kirk, both of Grayville, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. C. A. Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Ford, Fort Worth; Mrs. Alma Havner, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, Bedford, Ind.; thirty-nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lyda Beasley, Kerens.
Emerson "Dude" Kirk
Jul 22, 1908 - Mar 18, 1952
March 22, 1952
Corsicana Rites Held For Car Crash Victim
CORSICANA, Texas, March 22. - Funeral services for C. E. (Dude) Kirk, 43, of New Braunfels, who was killed Tuesday night in a car crash near Stephenville, were held here Saturday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Kirk was a native of Roane, Navarro County, and was employed by a pipeline concern at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife of New Braunfels; two sons, Charlie W. Kirk with the Army in Germany, and Floyd A. Kirk of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Jean Hamel and Miss Sylvia Ann Kirk, both of New Braunfels; five brothers, Burnice Kirk of Kerens, Lillard Kirk and Louis Kirk, both of Corsicana; George Kirk of New York City and Bomar Kirk of Grayville, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Patterson of Corsicana, Mrs. Ernest Fort of Fort Worth and Mrs. W. T. Walton of Sacramento, Calif., and three grandchildren.
Oct 2, 1858 - Sep 22,
September 24, 1922
KING - Corsicana, Texas, Sept. 24. - Mrs. Mary Ellen King, 63 years old, wife of S. H. King of this city, died Friday afternoon and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, conducted the services.
She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, as follows: Sam King of Fort Worth, Doak King of Corsicana, Miss Rosa King, Mrs. Fannie Prine, Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. John Garner of Corsicana and Mrs. Henry Wood of Pidcoke, Texas.
Mrs. E. G. King
abt 1852 - May 1931
May 7, 1931, Ennis, Texas
Mrs. E. G. King, 79, Ennis Pioneer, Dies
ENNIS, Texas, May 7. - Mrs. E. G. King, 79, resident of Ennis for more than half a century and daughter of the late John Morrell, a pioneer merchant of Corsicana, died at her home here Wednesday afternoon following an illness which confined her to her bed for over six months.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. T. B. Barnes of Fort Worth, Mrs. G. M. Stevenson of Ennis and Mrs. A. S. Walker of Dallas; three sons, R. W. King and Tom King of Ennis and L. R. King of Fort Worth; two brothers, J. R. Morrell and R. W. Morrell of McComb, Ok., and three half brother, Marshall, Peyton and Jim Edmondson, also of McComb.
Funeral services were conducted at the family home Thursday afternoon by Mrs. W. E. Brittain. Burail was in Myrtle Cemetery.
abt 1890 - Jan 1928
January 13, 1928
KING - Corsicana, Texas.
Jan. 15. - Louis King, 38, died in the Navarro County Hospital. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery Thursday. Surviving are two daughters, Misses Hattie and Mabel King, both of Spur; father, Dava A. King of Edna, formerly of Chatfield; one sister, Mrs. Walter Harper of Edna, formerly of this county.
Clarence Edgar King
abt 1896 - Mar 1943
March 15, 1943
KING. - Corsicana, Texas. - Clarence Edgar King, 47, died at a local hospital. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Oscar King, Houston; Tyson King, Camp Maxey; Home King, Desert Center, Calif.; a brother, Ollie King, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Williams, California; Mrs. Effie Biggs, Hawby; Mrs. Maggie Grissom, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Lois Toyland, Corsicana.
Charles Edward King
Aug 8, 1872 - Jun 28, 1928
June 30, 1928
Funeral Services For C. E. King Held
CORSICANA, Texas. June 30. - Funeral services for Charles Edward King, 55, superintendent of the Texas training school at Gatesville, who died in a Marlin hospital, were held at the residence of his brother, A. W. King, here, Saturday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. H.E. Luck, Christian minister of Gatesville, assisted by the Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian Church here.
CHARLES E. KING DIED IN MARLIN THURSDAY
SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE BOYS TRAINING SCHOOL BE BURIED HERE SATURDAY
Charles Edward King, aged 55 years, 10 months and 20 days, native of
Navarro county, superintendent of the State Boys’ Training School at
Gatesville, died in the Buie Hospital in Marlin, Texas, Thursday night
shortly before 11 o’clock, following a three-week’s illness and the
remains were brought to Corsicana Friday morning on the eastbound Cotton
Belt train. The body was taken to the residence of his brother, A. W.
King, 410 North Fourteenth street. The funeral services will be
conducted by Rev. H. E. Luck, Christian minister of Gatesville, assisted
by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church here.
Mr. King was a native of Navarro county, He was born between Frost and
Italy and had made his home here with the exception of the time he had
been superintendent of the Gatesville institution. Mr. King was serving
the third year, second term, at the time of his death. He had previously
served four years as superintendent of the school, leaving the school in
1922. Both appointments were by Governors Ferguson, the first by James
E. Ferguson, and the second by Miriam A. Ferguson.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Robert King, Fort Worth; William
King, Corsicana; George King, Gatesville; two daughters, Misses Agnes
and Thelma King, both of Gatesville; one brother A. W. King, Corsicana;
one sister, Mrs. Carrie Morris, Dentonville, Ark., and other relatives.
Mr. King was a graduate of the Add-Ran College at Thorpe Springs which
was later moved to Waco, and became known as Texas Christian University,
later being moved to Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be W. A. Bab, Corsicana; A. G. Elliott, Corsicana;
Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Corsicana; Tom Lovett, Corsicana; Frank P.
West, Cleburne; J. B. Hearn, Gatesville; F. A. Saunders, Gatesville;
John Scott, Gatesville.
Melinda E. (Hayes) King
abt 1860 - Jun 1935
June 12, 1935
KING - Corsicana, Texas. - June 12. - Mrs. Melinda E. King, 75, died at the home of her son, J. Otis King of Montfort Wednesday morning and funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Vernon R. Thomason, the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. King had been a resident of Navarro County for thirty-five years. Surviving are three brothers, Lee Hayes and John Hayes of Tennessee and Luther Hayes of South Texas; one half brother, Charlie Hopkins of Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. May Patton of Tennessee; three sons, J. Otis and Oakley King, both of Montfort, and Lonnie L. King of Phillips Chapel; three daughters, Miss Clellie King of Montfort, Mrs. Sam E. Ellis and Mrs. Vernon R. Thomason, both of Corsicana and five grandchildren.
Jul 19, 1836 - May 3, 1935
May 3, 1935
Harriett Kessinger, 98, Navarro Pioneer, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, May 3. - Mrs. Harriett Kessinger, 98, resident of Corsicana fifty-eight years, and one of the oldest pioneers of Navarro County, died at her home Friday morning. The family came to Corsicana from Illinois in covered wagons.
Mrs. Kessinger was the widow of the late Alex Kessinger who died a number of years ago. She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive her as follows; Mrs. Robert L. Frazier, Corsicana; Mrs.
Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Viola Winegar, El Paso; Mrs. Joe Martin, San Antonio; Frank Kessinger, Eddie Kessinger and Charlie Kessinger, all of Corsicana; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the family home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED EARLY HOUR FRIDAY
FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. HARRIETT KESSINGER
Mrs. Harriett Kessinger, aged 98 years, and one of the oldest pioneers
of Navarro county died at her home, 805 South Sixth street, Friday
morning at 3 o’clock after having been in ill health for several months.
The family came to Corsicana from Illinois in covered wagons.
Mrs. Kessinger was the widow of the late Alex Kessinger, who died a
number of years ago. She was born July 19, 1836 and was Harriett Moore
prior to her marriage. Mrs. Kessinger was active until her health began
to fail several years ago.
Mrs. Kessinger was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive
here as follows:
Mrs. Robert L. Frazier, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs.
Viola Winegar, El Paso; Mrs. Joe Martin, Sam Antonio; Frank Kessinger,
Eddie Kessinger and Charlie Kessinger, all of Corsicana; 17
grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from
the family home, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kessinger, a veritable Mother in Israel, was one of the few
remaining old-time Southern women who made their life work that of going
about doing good, especially in her own home and among her family and
neighbors. She adhered to the policy that there was much good in all
people and always sought this good instead of pointing out the
short-comings of others. She was dearly beloved by a wide circle of
old-timers and also by the younger generation who came in contact with
her. Despite her great age she was deeply interested in current events
and the life of her city, state and nation.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR AGED CORSICANAN
MRS. HARRIETT KESSINGER HAD RESIDED IN CORSICANA LAST FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriett Kessinger, aged 98 years, resident of
Corsicana for 58 years, who died Friday morning at 3 o’clock after an
illness of several months were held from the family home, 605 South
Sixth street, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of
the First Methodist church.
The family came to Corsicana in covered wagons from Illinois. Mrs.
Kessinger took an active interest in current events and was well known
by the young and old.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. L. Frazier, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie
Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Viola Winegar, El Paso; Mrs. Joe Martin, San
Antonio; three sons, Frank, Eddie and Charlie Kessinger, all of
Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one
Singers were Mrs. Boyce Martin, Mrs. Chas. Highnote, Edgar Metcalf and
Chris L. Knox.
The following grandsons were pallbearers:
Fred Allison, Harry Allison, Charles Kessinger, Eugene Kessinger, Staley
Kessinger, Paul Kessinger, John Kessinger and Lee McGee.
Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Aug 31, 1835 - Jun 1, 1916
June 1, 1916
Kessinger - Corsicana, Texas, June 1. - Alex Kessinger, aged 80 years, a resident of Corsicana since 1879, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Frazier. Five daughters and three sons survive him-Mrs. R. L. Frazier, Mrs. Joe Sashell and Mrs. E. McGee of Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Martin of Fort Worth and Mrs. K. R. Perry of Dallas. The sons are S. H., C. T. and E. T. Kessinger, all of Corsicana.
VENERABLE MAN PASSES AWAY
Alex Kessinger Dies at His Home Here at Advanced Age.
Alex Kessinger, aged 80 years and nine months, died at 7 o’clock this
morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Frazier, 605 East Tenth
avenue and South Sixth street. The deceased had been a resident here for
many years, and had been in declining health for a long time.
Surviving Mr. Kessinger are five daughters and three sons, as follows:
Mrs. R. L. Frazier, Mrs. Joe Cashell and Mrs. E. McGee of Corsicana,
Mrs. Joe Martin of Fort Worth and Mrs. K. R. Perry of Dallas. The sons
are S. H., C. T. and E. T. Kessinger, all of Corsicana.
Mr. Kessinger married Miss Harriet Moore of Carlinsville, Ill., sixty
one years ago. The family came to Texas in 1879 and have resided in
Navarro county since coming to the State.
The only living relatives of Mr. Kessinger are three sisters, Mrs. M.
Husky of Corsicana, Mrs. F. M. McCane of Winona, Minn., and Mrs. Francis
Henry of Chicago, Ill.
The funeral services will be conducted from the residence tomorrow
afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood
Venerable Citizen Buried.
The remains of the late Alex Kessinger were interred in Oakwood this
afternoon, the funeral taking place from the home of his son-in-law,
R. L. Frazier, corner of East Eleventh avenue and South Sixth street
at 4:30 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Fort officiating. There was a good
attendance and many beautiful flowers.
The following were pall-bearers; Jack Hays, J. E. Morrow, J. O.
Burke, B. J. Shaw, R. N. Watts and J. D. Redden.
Robert Lee Killingsworth
Dec 4, 1867 - Jan 20, 1949
January 21, 1940
KILLINGSWORTH. - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 21. - Funeral will be held at the Powell Church of Christ Monday at 2 p. m. for R. L. Killingsworth, 73, who died at Plainview. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Rawlinson, Corsicana, and Miss Helen Killingsworth, Plainview; a son, Ed Killingsworth, Snyder, Okla.; three brothers, Martin Killingsworth, Dallas; Tome Killingsworth, Plano, and Will
Killingsworth, Hobart, Okla., two sisters and two grandchildren.
R. L. KILLINGSWORTH DIED IN PLAINVIEW; BE BURIED POWELL
R. L. Killlngsworth, aged 78 years, former resident of Powell, died
in Plainview Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Powell Church of Christ.
Interment will be in the
Prairie Point cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Rawlinson, Corsicana, and
Miss Helen Killingsworth, Plainview; a son, Ed Killingsworth,
Snyder, Okla.; two grandchildren, three brothers, Martin
Killingsworth, Dallas; Tom Killingsworth, Plano, and Will
Killingsworth, of Hobart, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Keithly,
Roxton, Texas, and Mrs. Wright, Hobart, Okla.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.
Tom P. Kerr
abt 1859 - Mar 1937
March 5, 1937
Native of Corsicana Dies In Block He Was Born
CORSICANA, Texas, March 5. - Tom P. Kerr, 79, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died Thursday night.
Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Lloyd Kerr of Corsicana, Ira J. Kerr of Louisville and Stanley E. Kerr of Dallas, and six grandchildren.
Kerr was a native of Corsicana and was born on the same block were he lived. He was cashier of the Corsicana National Bank seventeen years.
For a number of years he had been an independent oil operator.
Mrs. Tommie C. Edwards Kerr
Feb 9, 1846 - Jan 2, 1916
January 3, 1916
Kerr. - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 3. - Mrs. Tommie C. Edwards Kerr, widow of the late Joel A. Kerr, and mother of J. Mortie, H. A. and Ray Kerr, died last night. She was 70 years 11 month and 3 days old and had been a resident of Corsicana for about fifty years. Besides the children named she has a half-brother, T. A. Hays of Dallas; a half-sister, Mrs. R. B. Harle of Corsicana, and a granddaughter, Miss Marguerite Kerr of Fort Worth, and a niece, Miss M. Mallie Hord of Ennis.
VENERABLE LADY PASSES AWAY.
Had Been Highly Esteemed Resident Here Since Girlhood.
Mrs. Tommie C. Edwards Kerr, widow of the late Joel a Kerr, and
mother of Messrs. J. Mortie, H. A. and Ray Kerr, died at the family
home, corner of West Fourth Avenue and North Twelfth street, last
night after a long illness and the remains will be interred in Oakwood Cemetery
tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the
home. The deceased, who was born in Henderson county, Tennessee,
February 9, 1845, was 70 years, 11 months and three days old, and
had been a resident of Corsicana for about fifty years. Her parents
came to Texas when she was a child and the deceased grew to young
womanhood at Tyler and was educated there, and came to Corsicana to
live when she was 21 years of age. She had been a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church since Sept. 30, 1877. Besides the
children named she has a half brother, T. A. Hays of Dallas, a half
sister, Mrs. R. B. Harle of Corsicana, and a grand-daughter Miss
Marguerite Kerr, of Fort Worth, and a niece, Miss M. Mallie Hord, of
Ennis. The husband of the deceased, Joel A. Kerr, came to Corsicana
in 1852, and died here December 26, 1805, and her eldest son, Ed
Kerr died very suddenly a short while before his father.
The deceased was a quiet, retiring woman, devoted to her family and
the stern duties of life, and performed her part well in all its
relations to those about her, and will be missed because of her
tender solicitude and loving care.
Remains Buried This Morning.
The remains of the late Tommie Edwards Kerr, widow of the late Joel A.
Kerr, were laid to rest in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking
place at 10 o’clock from the family home. Rev. J. W. Hornbeak and Rev.
Geo. Norcross officiated and Cal E. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, Will I. Kerr,
Frank Holmes, Jr., A. O. Smith, J. D. Cunningham, J. J. McClellan and C.
L. Fewell acted as pall-bearers.
There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large number of friends
attended the last sad rites.
Samuel Modrall Kerr, Jr.
or Samuel H. Kerr
May 11, 1902 - Nov 3, 1924
- Submitted by
- (listed as Samuel Modrall Kerr, Jr. -- On 1910 census he is
listed as Samuel H. and on his marker photo that Dana took he is
listed as Samuel H.---the obits do say he is Jr. but if so why did
they put H. on the marker and the census—just noticed that the
newspaper clippings from Mexico said Samuel H. Kerr all but 1st)
November 8, 1924
KERR - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 8. - S. M. Kerr received a telegram from his brother, Cal E. Kerr, saying that he had reached Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and that the train bearing the body of Sam M. Kerr Jr., who was killed Monday in a street car accident in Mexico City, would reach Corsicana Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Davis, brother-in-law and sister of the dead man, reached Corsicana Thursday night from their home in Warren Ohio. Mrs. R. L. Turner, another sister, will arrive in Corsicana Saturday from Berkeley, Cal.
November 9, 1924
Killed in Mexico City, Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 9. - Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon for Sam M. Kerr Jr., 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Kerr, who met accidental death Monday night at Mexico City. The services were conducted from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Kerr met instant death while riding on the step of a suburban train on the Tacubaya line, according to information received by relatives.
YOUNG CORSICANA MAN KILLED MEXICO CITY LAST NIGHT
DETAILS OF DEATH MEAGER BUT STREET CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED DEATH
Corsicana has been saddened today because of the tragic death last
night of Sam M. Kerr, Jr., in Mexico City, where he went only a few
weeks ago to accept an important business position. The deceased who
was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Kerr, was reared in
Corsicana, and was universally esteemed as a young man of
unblemished personal character, and his death has cast a gloom over
the entire community.
The only information so far obtainable is that he was killed in a
street car accident. This information came from the head of the Y.
M. C. A. in Mexico City where the young man was living.
At 12:30 today another telegram came from a young man who was
associated with Sam in his new home, tendering sympathy, and saying
that the remains were being well cared for and offering to accompany
the body home if it was desired for him to do so.
It is not yet known when the body will reach here, but in the mean
time the entire community are in deep sympathy with the bereaved
parents and sisters, and all are heavy hearted because of the
untimely death of this excellent young man, who was past 22 years of
age, and had but recently graduated from the business department of
the State University.
The hearts of all Corsicana go out in deepest and tenderest
sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kerr over the untimely death of
their Son Samuel Jr.. who was killed in a street car wreck in
Mexico City. No further details had been received throughout
Tuesday, except that his remains would be shipped Thursday,
Mrs. Kerr’s sister, Mrs. Lamberth of Fort Worth, arrived
yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Davis of Warren, Ohio
will arrive Thursday and Mrs. Turner of Berkley, California will
reach here Saturday.
FUNERAL SERVICES SAM M. KERR, JR., SUNDAY AFTERNOON
BODY WILL ARRIVE IN CORSICANA EARLY TOMORROW MORNING
S. M. Kerr received a telegram from his brother, Cal E.
Kerr, this morning saying that the remains of Sam M. Kerr,
Jr., who was killed in Mexico City Monday night in a street
car accident, had reached the American side, and he would be
here with them tomorrow morning at 6 o’clock, on the
Northbound Houston & Texas Central railroad.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, with interment in
Mr. Kerr also received by mail this morning two clippings
from American papers published in Mexico City, telling as
near as they could the facts of the young man’s tragic
death. One of these clippings is as follows:
Samuel H. Kerr, American, age 22 and a leader in the Young
Men’s Christian Association here was killed yesterday when
riding on the step of a surburban train on the Taeuhaya
Kerr was hanging on to a crowded car and whenthe car reached
Praga station on Avenida Chapullepec in front of the “Casa
Colorado” alcohol factory, he apparently lost his balance
and was thrown against one of the posts along the line.
The White Cross relief society rushed to his aid from their
station at Chapulltepec and Avenida Bueareli, but his
injuries were so severe that he died without regaining
conscious a few minutes after the ambulance arrived.
The other clipping read as follows:
Confused reports were circulated yesterday on the death of
Samuel H. Kerr, who was killed near Praga station on Avenida
Chapultepec on Monday evening when he struck against a post
while riding on the step of a crowded suburban car.
From the facts of Kerr’s death it appears that on Monday
evening at about 7:30, he was riding from the Y. M. C. A. to
the Condesa apartments, where he had just moved. As near as
accurate facts can be obtained Mr. Kerr was riding on the
rear platform of a street car which was crowded with people
who had been observing All Soul’s Day. In some unexplainable
way the back of his head struck a post and he was thrown to
the ground. He died from a from a fractured skull without
regaining consciousness in the rooms of the White Cross
relief station and before friends could reach him.
As he carried a Y. M. C. A. membership card in his pocket
this organization was notified. W. C. Taylor, secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. immediately took charge of the body which
will enable the remains to be shipped to his parents in
Corsicana, Texas this evening.
Mr. Kerr was 22 years of age and had recently graduated from
Texas University. He came here early in October and was so
impressed with the city that he decided to stay and took a
position with the Cia, Textilera Mexicana, S. A. He was the
son of S. M. Kerr, a prominent attorney of Corsicana and is
survived by his father and mother and two married sisters.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ilion T.
Jones, and the following will be pallbearers:
Active—Robert Stell, Jr., Edwin Pugh, Jno. Murray McGee, Ed.
M. Polk, Jr., Jack Cunningham, Robert Prince, Robert
Cooksey, Harrold Broome, Mexico City; Prentice Rice, Mexico
Honorary: Wm. Shell, Lawrence McGill, Arthur Lee Elliott,
Ervine Smith, Lloyd Thomas, Phil Kelton, Guy Davis, Morton
Minter, Dave Kelton, Chas. Bannister, Buster Clayton, Oscar
Leonard Dockum, Sonrey Heflin, Jack Benson, King Elliott,
Lt. Eugene Johnston, Lt. Garrett Drummond, Lt. Grady Pogue,
Jack Ferman, Fort Worth; Frank Eldredge, Fort Worth; Pap
Peyton, Houston, and Bob Cusick of San Antonio.
Samuel Kerr Laid to Rest
A most impressive funeral service was held Sunday
afternoon at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church over
the last remains of Samuel Kerr and he was laid to rest
in Oakwood cemetery under a canopy of beautiful flowers
which attested the great love and esteem in which he was
held and an outpouring of love, kindness and sympathy
for the bereaved parents and sisters by their host of
friends and loved ones.
Out of town friends and relatives attending the funeral
were: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Davis of Warren, Ohio; Mrs. R.
L. Turner of Berkley, Cal., sister of the deceased; Mrs.
Lambreth of Fort Worth, sister of Mrs. Kerr; Mr. and
Mrs. Alger Jones of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Lomax Kerr,
Dallas; Prof. and Mrs. S. E. Gideon, Dallas; Miss Eddie
Jarrell, Dallas; Mr. C. W. Proctor and J. P. Stephenson,
Dallas, and Mr. Harold Broome who accompanied the body
from Mexico City.
Samuel Modrall Kerr
Aug 24, 1866 - Jan 18, 1936
January 19, 1936
Attorney, Native Of Corsicana, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 19. - Samuel M. Kerr, 69, attorney, native of Corsicana, died Saturday night of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Tuesday.
Kerr was a former president of the School Board member of the Lions' Club and the Navarro County bar, an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a director of the local Y.M.C.A. since its founding.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, three grandchildren and one brother.
S. M. KERR DIED SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK AT HOME
NATIVE CORSICANAN, LONG ACTIVE IN CITIES AFFAIRS, BE BURIED TUESDAY
S. M. Kerr, aged 69 years, native of Corsicana, church, civic, legal and
business leader here for many years, died at his home, 310 West Fourth
avenue, Saturday night at 9 o’clock a few minutes after he was stricken
with a heart attack.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with
burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be held at the Third Avenue
Presbyterian church of which Mr. Kerr long had been an elder with the
pastor, Rev. M. E. McPhail, in charge.
Mr. Kerr was the son of the late Judge and Mrs. S. H. Kerr, among the
earliest residents of Corsicana. He had been a leader and member of the
Navarro County Bar Association for many years, and had been a director
of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. since its organization many years ago. Mr.
Kerr also formerly was a member and president of the Corsicana school
board. He had been a member of the Lions Club for years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Belle Hand Kerr, Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. H. C. Davis, Ohio, and Mrs. R. L. Turner, Nacogdoches; three
grandchildren, a brother, Cal E. Kerr, Corsicana, and a number of other
Active pallbearers will be J. A. Jarrell, C. L. Knox, J. M. Pugh, Robert
Stell, A. G. Elliott, M. C. Caston, E. W. Robinson, F. N. Drane and W.
Honorary pallbearers will be the session of the Third Avenue
Presbyterian church, Navarro County Bar Association and friends of the
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR LOCAL ATTORNEY
SAM M. KERR, LIFE LONG RESIDENT CORSICANA, DIED STAURDAY NIGHT
Funeral services for Sam. H. Kerr, aged 69 years, life-long resident of
Corsicana, who died at his home, 310 West Fourth avenue, Saturday night
at 9 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Third
Avenue Presbyterian church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the church.
Mr. Kerr, well known attorney, civic and religious leader here for many
years, died few minutes after being stricken with a heart attack.
Mr. Kerr was an elder in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, a
director of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. since its organization, a member
of the Lions Club, and a practicing attorney here for many years. He
formerly was a member and president of the Corsicana school board.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Belle Hand Kerr, Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. H. C. Davis, Ohio, and Mrs. R. L. Turner, Nacogdoches; three
grandchildren; a brother, Cal E. Kerr, Corsicana, and a number of other
The following telegrams of tribute to Mr. Kerr was received by the Daily
Sun Tuesday morning from Hastings Harrison, general secretary of the
Tulsa, Okla., Y. M. C. A., formerly general secretary of the Corsicana
Y. M. C. A.; “In the death of Mr. Sam Kerr, I have lost one of my best
friends and Corsicana has lost a great citizen. Sam Kerr was an ethical,
cultured Christian character. He was sincere, devout, able and
courageous. It is doubtful if any citizen of Corsicana ever did as much
of that community as Sam Kerr, for the Y. M. C. A. and the youth. May
God Bless all of us in our happy memories of Mr. Kerr.”
Active pallbearers were J. A. Jarrell, C. L. Knox, J. M. Pugh, Robert
Stell, A. G. Elliott, M. C. Caston, E. W. Robinson, F. N. Drane and W.
Honorary pallbearers were the session of the Third Avenue Presbyterian
church, Navarro County Bar Association and friends of the family .
The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Respect to S. M. Kerr.
Whereas, Texas, Corsicana, and all of its religious, educational and
business institutions and the Y. M. C. A. in particular, have been
brought to grief and sorrow in the great loss of the passing of a
community friend; and,
Whereas, His passing to the Great Beyond will take from us a worthy and
valuable citizen who has co-operated in every worth-while program for
the advancement of his city, county and state; and,
Whereas, He leaves behind many loved ones and friends to enjoy the
fruits of his past labors in many worthwhile activities in the
Whereas. The Y. M. C. A. has enjoyed his able counsel, advice and help
in many years past, therefore be it said, and.
Resolved, That the name of Samuel M. Kerr be memoralized on the records
of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. as a man of many talents and high ideals
for the betterment of mankind, and that his work in the Y. M. C. A.
since its first beginning in Corsicana will be an everlasting
inspiration to carry on this institution to higher ideals, and that his
faithful work in his church and interest in all church matters won for
him, admiration and love from his friends, both rich and poor.
That his great interest and work for the advancement of Education in the
city will be an everlasting monument to him, with our school system
showing many evidences of his leadership when serving for many years as
president of the public school board.
That his interest, work and liberal contributions of the past for the
growth of the city in general be recognized as coming from one of a
patriotic, intelligent and brilliant personality.
That his ability as an able attorney and advisor be recognized among the
best in the community.
That his place in the home as a loving and attentive husband and father
be an inspiration for the present and coming generations to admire and
And that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Y.
M. C. A.. a copy sent to the press for publication, and a copy for his
W. P. McCAMMON.
Mrs. S. M. Kerr
Died May 1940
May 22, 1940
KERR - Corsicana, Texas. May 22. - Mrs. S. M. Kerr died Tuesday. Funeral was held Wednesday. She was the wife of the late S. M. Kerr, attorney, and was the daughter of the late J. T. Hand, first superintendent of Corsicana schools. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Turner, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. Harry Davis, Warren, Ohio; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. J. W. Lambard, Fort Worth.
J. M. Kerr
abt 1875 - Jul 1935
July 15, 1935
Corsicana Merchant Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, July 15. - J. M. Kerr, 60, retired hardware merchant, died in a local hospital Monday. Funeral arrangements have not been made. He was a native of Corsicana. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, one brother.
Frank Smith Kerr
Jun 3, 1858 - Jan 16, 1935
January 16, 1935
Frank Kerr, Pioneer Of Corsicana, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 16. - Frank S. Kerr, 77, pioneer Corsicana insurance man, died Wednesday afternoon. He was a son of the late S. H. Kerr, one of the first Judges in this district.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Thursday. The Odd Fellows will have charge of
Frank S. Kerr, Former I. O. O. F. Head, Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 17. - Funeral services for Frank S. Kerr, 76, native of Corsicana, formerly grand master of the Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., pioneer insurance, real estate and oil man, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday.
Kerr was the son of the late S. H. Kerr, one of the first County Judges of Navarro County and County Clerk here ten years. He lived here practically all of his life.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wright S. Kerr of Seattle, Wash., and Lomax H. Kerr of Dallas, and two brothers.
FRANK S. KERR DIED WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY
FORMER GRAND MASTER TEXAS GRAND LODGE IOOF; NATIVE OF CORSICANA
Funeral services for Frank S. Kerr, aged 76 years, native of
Corsicana, formerly Grand Master of the Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O.
F., pioneer insurance and real estate operator, oil man and
abstractor, who died at his home 211 West Third avenue, Wednesday
afternoon at 3:10 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley
Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
cemetery. He had been in ill health for several years but his death
was unexpected. The rites at the chapel were conducted by Rev. S. R.
Standifer, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, with
Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. in charge at the grave.
Mr. Kerr was the son of the late S. H. Kerr, one of the first county
judges of Navarro county and county clerk here for 10 years.
Mr. Kerr resided her all of his life with the exception of a number
of years spent in California, Oklahoma and West Texas.
A member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge for 53 years, Mr. Kerr was
prominent in the various branches until a few years ago when his
health prohibited his taking an active part in the work. He was
familiar figure about the courthouse for this past several years
when a trial was in progress sat in the courtroom much of the time.
He also was interested in politics and kept up with politics and the
happenings about him.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wright S. Kerr, Seattle, Wash.,
and Lomax H. Kerr, Dallas; two brothers, S. M. Kerr and Cal E. Kerr,
both of Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.
Claudie Jeff Karr
Nov 19, 1916 - Nov 7m 1937
November 8, 1937
KARR. - Corsicana. Texas, Nov. 8. - Claudie Jim Karr, 20, died in Houston Sunday. Funeral services were held at Hamilton Cemetery Monday. Surviving are his father, Frank Karr of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Edna Buchanan of Richland, and two brothers, J.F. Karr of Houston and C. M. Karr of Richland.
Catherine D. Kerr
abt 1829 - Dec 1907
December 9, 1907
KERR - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 9. - Mrs. Catherine D. Kerr, aged 78 years, many years a resident of Corsicana and whose husband was in the early days Navarro County's Clerk, died last night. One of her daughters is the wife of Evangelist Abe Mulkey.
Jul 20, 1869 - Apr 21, 1942
April 23, 1942
KERR - Corsicana, Texas. April 23. - Cal E. Kerr, 72, native of Corsicana, died at his home here Wednesday.
Funeral was held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon. Mr. Kerr had been in the real estate business for several years. He was one of the organizers of the Corsicana Grader & Machine Company and was president of the concern. Surviving are his wife and three daughters, Miss Mary Louise Kerr, Corsicana; Mrs. Alger Jones, Dallas, and Mrs. Helen McShann, Fort Worth.
CAL E. KERR DIED AT NOON WEDNESDAY RITES ON THURSDAY
NATIVE CORSICANAN LONG IDENTIFIED WITH LOCAL BUSINESS INTERESTS
Cal E. Kerr, aged 72 years, died at his home here at noon Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the
Third Avenue Presbyterian church. The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Gordon A. MacInnes, pastor of the church. Burial will be in
Mr. Kerr was a native of Corsicana. He was born on the site of the Abe
Mulkey home and was the son of Judge and Mrs. J. H. Kerr.
For the past several years he has been actively engaged in the real
estate business and at times has been connected with a number of
business firms in various capacities. He was one of the organizers of
the Corsicana Grader and Machine Company and served as president of the
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Miss Mary Louise Kerr,
Corsicana; Mrs. Alger Jones, Dallas; Mrs. Helen McShan, Fort Worth; a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen Kerr; six grandchildren, one
great-grandchild and other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, April 22, 1942
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Bertha Gertrude (Mitten) Kerr married Aug. 26, 1886 2nd
wife Amy E. (Van Cleave) Kerr married Jul. 30, 1917 (d/o Greenwood
Gaines Van Cleave and Nancy Mildred (Bunnell) VanCleave
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CAL E. KERR HELD ON THURSDAY
Funeral services for Cal E. Kerr, aged 72 years, who died at his home,
corner North Twelfth and West Third Avenue, Wednesday at noon, were held
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian
church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon A. MacInnes, pastor of
Mr. Kerr was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kerr, pioneer
residents of Corsicana, and was born on the site of the Abe Mulkey home
across the street from where he resided. He was the last surviving
member of the family. Mr. Kerr had been a member of the Third Avenue
Presbyterian church practically all of his life and had held a number of
official positions in that congregation, serving as elder at the time of
his death. For years he was the president of the Corsicana Grader and
Machine Company after organizing the concern, but for the past several
years had been engaged in the real estate business,
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Mary Louise
Kerr, Corsicana; Mrs. Alger Jones, Dallas, and Mrs. Helen McShan, Fort
Worth; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen Kerr, six grandchildren, one
great-grandchild and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, W. H. Balcom, Ralph Stell, H. G.
Gribble, Robert Stell, Jr., T. R. Red, C. J. Knox, R. L. Patterson and
M. H. DeWitt.
Honorary pallbearers were elders and deacons of the Third Avenue
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.
Robert Isaiah Kent
Dec 25, 1867 - Jan 30, 1937
January 30, 1937
KENT - Corsicana. Texas. Jan. 30. - Robert I. Kent, 69, a native of Navarro County and a resident of Corsicana fourteen years, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. McGilvary of Streetman, Mrs. T. O. Wills and Mrs. Robert Davidson of Corsicana; four brothers, four sisters, his mother, Mrs. M. H. Kent of Corsicana, and three grandchildren.
February 1, 1937
KENT. - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 30. - Funeral services for Robert I. Kent, 69, native of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana for fourteen years, who died Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. McGilvary, Streetman; Mrs. T. O. Wills and Mrs. Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana; four brothers, E. L. Kent, G. C. Kent, I. T. Kent and C. A. Middleton, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. C. R. Lloyd, Mrs. Joe E. Butler, Mrs. Byram Harwell and Mrs. R. L. Patterson, all of Corsicana and mother, Mrs. J. M. Kent, Corsicana.
Jun. 21, 1875 - Dec 20, 1932
December 21, 1932
Mataw Kent, Navarro County Native, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Dec. 12. - Mataw Kent, 57, native of Navarro County, died at his home in the Roane community Tuesday night at 9 o'clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral was held from the First Methodist Church here Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. H. Heizer, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist Church, assisted by Dr. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church
Mr. Kent was born and reared in the Eureka community and resided there until thirteen years ago, when he moved to the Roane vicinity. He was a member of the Chatfield Methodist Church and the Eureka Masonic Lodge.
The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, G. W., A. B., B. M. and Charles Kent, all of Roane, two daughters, Mrs. Hallie Reagin, Bardwell, and Mrs. Lucile Parker, Corsicana; six grandchildren, a brother, T. M. Kent, Eureka; a sister, Miss Ella Kent, Eureka, and other relatives.
abt 1879 - Oct 1953
October 19, 1953
John Kenner Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. - John L. Kenner, 74, long-time Corsicana plumber, died at his home here Saturday.
Funeral services were held from the Corsicana Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.
Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. S. A. Hodges, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Lee Keller of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben R. Brown, Mrs. Jess L. Bibbs and Mrs. Estell Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May Thorn and Mrs. Josie Buchanan, and a brother, E. A. Keller, all of Corsicana.
Matthew Oneal Kennemore
May 18, 1855 - Aug 3, 1930
August 3, 1930
M. O. Kennemore Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 3. - M. O. (Dad) Kennemore, 75, janitor at the county courthouse since its erection, twenty-four years ago, former black-smith and farmer and manufacturer of fiddles as a hobby, died here Sunday morning after several weeks of illness. The funeral will be held here Monday.
Surviving are two sons, three daughters, thirty-two grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.
Nov 20, 1870 - Jun 15, 1935
June 17, 1935
KENNEDY - Corsicana, Texas, June 17. - Mrs. Nancy A. Kennedy, 64, died Saturday night and the funeral was held Monday morning. Surviving are her husband, L. H. Kennedy, Corsicana; two sons, C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana; and H. J. Kennedy, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Ferrell, Corsicana, and Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton; two brothers and six sisters.
SERVICES MONDAY MORNING HELD FOR MRS. NANCY KENNEDY
Mrs. Nancy A. Kennedy, aged 64 years, died at the family residence, 410
East Fifth avenue, Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock and the funeral was
held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday morning at 10
o’clock with interment in the
Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams,
pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, L. H. Kennedy, Corsicana; two sons, C. E.
Kennedy, Corsicana, and H. J. Kennedy, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs.
Louise Ferrel, Corsicana, and Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton; two brothers,
Jim Kennedy and Tom Kennedy both of Mississippi, and six sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Tipton, Odonnell; Mrs. Bell Short, Mississippi; Mrs. Elizabeth
Hayes, Denton; Mrs. Emma Ward, Mississippi; Mrs. Mary Smith,
Mississippi; and Mrs. Kizzie Ward, Mississippi.
abt 1863 - Apr 1950
April 4, 1950
Mrs. R. A. Kennedy
CORSICANA, Texas, April 4. - Mrs. R. A. Kennedy, 87, native and lifelong resident of Navarro County, died here Sunday night. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the First Methodist Church in Kerens. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Custer Kennedy, Little Rock, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. B. O. Jones and Mrs. Beatrice Stroud, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. C. Wilson, Kerens; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
H. T. Kennedy
abt 1870 - Dec 1942
December 31, 1942
KENNEDY - Corsicana, Texas, Dec. 31. - H. T. Kennedy, 72, long-time resident of Navarro County, died in Houston early Tuesday while visiting relatives. He had been in ill-health for several months. Funeral rites were held in Dawson from the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. O. C. Whatley, Houston; Mrs. T. J. Walters, Richland; Mrs. J. L. Mann, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ed Lawson, Lubbock, and three sons, Charles Kennedy, Houston, and Riley and
Barry Kennedy, both of Lubbock.
Dollie O. Kennedy
abt 1874 - Apr 1938
April 26, 1938
KENNEDY - Corsicana, Texas. April 26. - Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie O. Kennedy, 64, who died Monday at the family home, 916 West Seventeenth avenue, following a short illness with a heart ailment, were held Tuesday. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Avery Walker, Dallas; Mrs. Aubrey Franklin, Mexia; Mrs. Bill Brown and Mrs. Mary Rutherford, both of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Hamilton, Grace, Okla.
Charles Paul Kendall
1869 - Dec 1940
December 23, 1940, Ennis, Texas
Furniture Dealer Succumbs at Ennis
ENNIS, Texas, Dec. 22. - C. P. Kendall, furniture dealer in Ennis for more than half a century and one of the organizers of the Toole-Howell Furniture Company in Dallas, died Sunday at his home in Ennis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Keever Chapel with the Dr. G. Alfored Brown, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery.
He was [born] in Navarro County, near Corsicana. His mother died when he was two years old, and he moved to Ennis with his father, T. J. Kendall.
He entered the furniture business here with his father at the age of 19 and later was a partner in the furniture business with his brother-in-law, I. R. Allen, under the firm name of Allen and Kendall.
The partnership was dissolved many years ago and Mr. Kendall, one of the organizers of the Toole-Howell Company in Dallas, continued this business and operated a group of furniture stores for many years.
Several years ago he opened another store in Ennis with his son, C. E. Kendall, which he maintained at the time of his death.
Mr. Kendall was a member of the First Methodist Church, a member of the Knights of Pythians and a Maccabee.
He was married in Ennis Dec. 20, 1889, to Miss Minnie Allen. Survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ross Gammon, Ennis, a son, C. E. Kendall, Ennis; two grandchildren, a brother, E. J. Kendall, Ennis, and four sisters, Mrs. I. R. Allen, Ennis; Mrs. Byrd Taylor, Houston; Mrs. Bert Anderson, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Dave Fearis, Waxahachie.
Mr. Kendall was active in the progress and development of the city since coming here sixty-seven years ago. He arrived in Ennis Nov. 22, 1873, on the first train that came to Ennis, the old H & T. C. He was a charter member of the Lakeside Country Club and was a golf and baseball enthusiast. Mr. Kendall played the cornet in the first band ever organized in Ennis.
Lorene (Jackson) Crutchfield
Sep 16, 1912 - Feb 26, 2006
|Mrs. Lorene Crutchfield, age 93, of Dallas, Texas, died Sunday February 26, 2006 in Dallas, Texas.
She was born on September 16, 1912 in Mexia, Texas to Edgar and Berta Jackson. Lorene married Hubert Crutchfield on June 1, 1929 and began farming on Pisgah Ridge where they had one son and two daughters. When Hubert began working for the county, the family moved to Richland. While living in Richland, Lorene accepted a position with AT& T. AT&T placed a switchboard in their home with Lorene as the switchboard operator connecting local people with others and provided long distance service through Corsicana. With technology the switchboard was removed and Lorene began working in Corsicana at a fabric store where she pursued her love of sewing. She always enjoyed sewing and did sewing on the side. At the age of 60 she began working at the State School in Mexia, where she retired at the age of 70. After retiring she continued to sew up to death.
Services for Mrs. Crutchfield will be Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at 10:30 A.M. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Darius Slovacek, Jeffery Tapp, Vernon Wilson, John Gunn, Roger Crutchfield, and Steve Brewer. Honorarary Pallbearers will be Leon Crutchfield, Stephan Lemmer, Drew Davis, Holland Gregory, Bobby Wilson, Ruddy Gunn, and Gerald Quinn.
Mrs. Crutchfield is survived by 2 Daughters and sons-in-law: Yvonne and Raymond Slovacek of Dallas, Texas and Sandra and Jerry Tapp of Whitewright, Texas. 9 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren, and Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband; Hubert Crutchfield, Son; James R. Crutchfield, 2 Brothers, and 2 Sisters.
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