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Vivian L. Bates
Mar 21, 1876 - Aug 16, 1925

Died in Terrell; Remains Buried Here

Vivian L. Bates, aged 49, and a former resident here, died in Terrell yesterday, and the remains arrived here at 3:30 o’clock today and were interred in Oakwood cemetery here this afternoon at 5 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of R. P. Bates, brother of the deceased, 1574 West Fourth avenue, with Rev. Paul J. Merrill officiating.

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John Ewing Edens
Nov 28, 1879 - Feb 17, 1927

J. EWING EDENS DIED HERE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

PROMINENT CITIZEN OF CORSICANA PASSES AWAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

J. Ewing Edens, aged 49 years and native of Corsicana, died at his home, 626 South Fifteenth street, at 8:30 o’clock Thursday morning after an illness of less than two weeks. Deceased had been confined to his bed since Sunday, February 6, and it was thought that his condition during the last several days had improved. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services.

Pallbearers will be as follows:

Active—Claude Cunningham, John Cunningham, Nate Goodman, R. D. Fleming, Tom Pinkston, S. B. Robinson, Jim Nick Garitty, Dr. T. P. McLendon.

Honorary—H. O. Blanding, Dillard Ramsey, Cortney Baker, Tom Childress, Tom Sharp, Sam Jackson, Roy Myston, Joe Goodman, Charles (Cap) Allen, R. J. Jackson, Pat Collum, Wade Smith, J. S. Eubank, Charlie Jester, Beauford Jester, Clyde Stroud, Carter Kirven, Jack Walton, Wirt Singletary, H. B. McDonald, Walter Beaton, Arthur Levi, T. P. Hays, I. N. Cerf, Harry Williams, Nat Pinkston, J. R. Neece, Jr., Tom Hughes, Louis Goldberg, A. M. Milligan, John Murchison, Bob Johnson, Dock Redden and others, all of Corsicana; Tris Speaker, Hubbard, J. H. Hinkle, St. Louis; R. P. Poland, Ardmore, Okla.; T. P. Perkins, Mineral Wells; Glenn Myatt, Houston; Bass Ward, Jr, Richland; Sterling Wood, Dallas; Lawrence Wood, Dallas; John Cooper, Streetman; Judge Boyd, Fairfield; Doak Roberts, Dallas; Clyde Cole, Streetman; Jim Hagler, Winkler.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two brothers, and two sisters, J. N. Edens, president of the First National Bank; Reuben Edens of Eureka; Mrs. C. F. Tifft of Dallas and Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe of Beaumont, Mrs. Kinsloe was in Dallas and arrived here, with Mrs. Tifft Thursday afternoon. Mr. Edens is also survived by numerous other relatives.

Ewing Edens was born and reared in Corsicana and was known to practically every resident of the city. He had hosts of friends he will sorrow with his loved ones at his passing. He was outspokened in his convictions and could always be depended upon to state his position on all questions of moment to the town and community.

He had been engaged in recent years with his farming interests and stock raising and was one of the large land owners of the county. He was interested in all kinds of athletics and sports and was part owner of the old Texas League baseball club of Corsicana several years ago. He was of a friendly disposition and made friends quickly and held them by his straightforward and honest treatment of all men.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. EWING EDENS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

BANKS CLOSED DURING FUNERAL HOUR AND MANY ATTEND LAST RITES

Funeral services for Ewing Edens, aged 48 years who died at the family home 626 South Fifteenth street, about 8:30 o’clock Thursday morning after a short illness, were held from the late home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery immediately following the services at the home. A large crowd of friends of the deceased and his family gathered at the home to pay their last tribute to one whom they had known and loved and respected in life.

Following were the pallbearers:
Active—Claude Cunningham, John Cunningham, Nate Goodman, R. D. Fleming, Tom Pinkston, S. B. Robinson, Jim Nick Garitty, Dr. T. P. McLendon.

Honorary—H. O. Blanding, Dillard Ramsey, Cortney Baker, Tom Childress, Tom Sharp, Sam Jackson, Roy Myston, Joe Goodman, Charles (Cap) Allen, R. J. Jackson, Pat Collum, Wade Smith, J. S. Eubank, Charlie Jester, Beauford Jester, Clyde Stroud, Carter Kirven, Jack Walton, Wirt Singletary, H. B. McDonald, Walter Beaton, Arthur Levi, T. P. Hays, I. N. Cerf, Harry Williams, Nat Pinkston, J. R. Neece, Jr., Tom Hughes, Louis Goldberg, A. M. Milligan, John Murchison, Bob Johnson, Dock Redden and others, all of Corsicana; Tris Speaker, Hubbard; J. R. Hinkle, St. Louis; R. P. Poland, Ardmore, Okla.; T. R. Perkins, Mineral Wells; Glenn Myatt, Houston; Bass Ward, Jr., Richland; Sterling Wood, Dallas; Lawrence Wood, Dallas; John Cooper, Streetman; Judge Boyd, Fairfield; Doak Roberts, Dallas; Clyde Cole, Streetman; Jim Hagler, Winkler.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two brothers and two sisters, J. N. Edens, president of the First National Bank; Reuben Edens of Eureka; Mrs. C. F. Tifft of Dallas and Java, and Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe of Beaumont. He is also survived by numerous other relatives.

The First National Bank, of which J. N. Edens, brother of deceased is president, closed its doors for the day at noon out of respect to the memory of deceased, and all other banks of the city closed at 2 o’clock in order to pay tribute to the memory of Ewing Edens, who stood high among Corsicana’s business interests for his sterling integrity and many other admirable traits of character.

A large cortege of sorrowing friends followed the body to its last resting place, where it was laid to rest under a blanket of beautiful flowers, which were mot profuse. These hundreds of floral emblems spoke in most appropriate words of the esteem and love in which the one who has passed away was held.

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Mona Lee (Anderson) Edens
Jun 9, 1881 - Apr 11, 1970

Mrs. Edens Dies Saturday

Mrs. Mona A. Edens, who resided at 626 S. 15th St., died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was 88 years old and a lifelong resident of Navarro County.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. H. Lively Brown and the Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a nephew, Joe Anderson of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Mona Walker of Corsicana and Mrs. Catheryn Mumberson of Alvin; one grandniece and one grandnephew; and a cousin, Andrew G. Steele of Abilene.

Pallbearers will be A. V. Pope, Cecil Mumberson, Marvin Wallace, M. D. Anderson, Harry Bailey and Jack Humphries.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, April 12, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Ewing Edens married Mar. 12, 1901 d/o Joseph Pickney Anderson and Eleanor Alice (Sweatman) Anderson (Eleanor is buried in St. Elmo cemetery)

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Edens Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mona Edens, who died Saturday afternoon at her home. The rites were conducted by the Revs. H. Lively Brown and Eugene E. Wood, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a nephew, two nieces, and a grandniece and one grandnephew.

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Tillie Ann (Robinson) Babb
May 11, 1867 - Jul 20, 1925

MRS. W. A. BABB DIED FAMILY HOME HERE TUESDAY EVENING

FUNERAL OF POPULAR LADY WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Tillie R. Babb, aged 58 years, wife of Wm. A. Babb, died Monday evening at 8:25 o’clock at the family home, 1516 West Fourth avenue, after an illness of some two weeks, although her condition was not thought to be serious until a few minutes before death came. Apoplexy was given as the immediate cause of her death, which came as a severe shock to the family, relatives and friends, who are anticipating an early and complete return to her wonted health.

Mrs. Babb was born in old Dresden fifty-eight years ago and after her marriage to Mr. Babb on February 10, 1897, soon moved to Corsicana coming here in 1901, and having resided here since that time and having reared an interesting family of three girls and one boy. The deceased is survived by her husband and these four children: Mrs. Billie Kenner, Miss Edith Babb, William Babb, Jr. and Miss Tillie Babb. She is also survived by one sister and four brothers., Mrs. Ella Blair of Dresden, J. B. Robinson of Beaumont, and Messrs. J. H., S. E., S. B. and Wiley D. Robinson of Corsicana. Mrs. Kenner who was in Arkansas on a visit, reached home about noon today, having been called home immediately after her mother’s sudden and unexpected passing away.

The deceased lady was of a quiet and unassuming nature, but made many friends and held them through all the years of her life. She was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church. She was kind and considerate of the rights of others and ever held her home and husband and children as the things most near and dear in this life and was what could safely be called an ideal wife and mother. Her passing leaves a void in this home that will never be filled and a broken hearted husband and children today mourn at their bier where only yesterday they were filled with hope for the early recovery of their loved one.

Funeral services will be held from the home, 1516 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased lady was a member, will conduct the services.

Following are the pall bearers:

Active—T. W. Lovett, C. R. King, C. L. Witherspoon, San Antonio; Judge Hawkins Scarborough, W. Mat Thompson, Jno. D. Cunningham, A. H. Berry of Mexia and J. L. Marshall.

Honorary—L. A. Pinkston, J. M. Tullos, Tom McElwee, Palmer Chrisman, Will S. Knight, R. L. Wheelock, Ples Shivers, Guy Carson, Gus Dunn, W. M. Elliott, J. H. Love, Wortham; Frank Simpson, Blooming Grove; C. P. Greenwood, Dallas; Dr. I. N. Suttle, Kerr Cowan, Byron Cheney, Jim D. Robinson, Sam Millerman, J. Frank Williams, Billy Dunn, W. M. Peck, W. A. Tarver, C. C. Walton, Wade Smith, Rev. I. T. Jones, F. J. Lindsey, Robert Harris, Blooming Grove; Chas. A. Davis, Joe B. Fortson, Jno. T. Fortson, J. M. Comfort, H. C. Nash, Jno. Calhoun, B. B. Munsey, R. L. Reese, F. P. McElwreath, Rod Kenner, Bee Kenner, Tom Livingood, W. G. Carroll, Jno. Murchison, Aaron Ferguson.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THIS MORNING FOR PROMINENT LADY

REMAINS MRS. W. A. BABB BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Beneath a mound that was banked high with beautiful floral offerings that attested in a slight way the love and esteem in which she was held. The mortal remains of Mrs. Tillie Robinson Babb, wife of W. A. Babb, who passed away at the family home, 1516 West Fourth avenue, Monday evening, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, after appropriate and touching funeral services at the home, conducted by the Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a member. A long procession of sorrowing friends followed the body to the grave and mingled their tears with those of the bereaved family and relatives, who grieved and sorrowed for the passing of the dear wife, mother and sister.

Rev. Mr. Jones delivered a touching but eloquent eulogy on the life of this good woman and spoke consoling words to the husband, children, five brothers and one sister and other close relatives and friends who had gathered to pay a last homage to one whom they had loved in life and grieved for in death. A quartette composed of Mesdames Percy Townsend and John Murchison and Messrs. Chris L. Knox and Edgar Metcalf rendered several favorite hymns of the deceased at the home and at the cemetery.

Mrs. Babb passed away Monday evening rather suddenly after an illness of several days which was not thought to be serious. She was born 55 years ago in the old Dresden community and after growing to young womanhood in that community and being wedded to William A. Babb, they removed to Corsicana in 1901, where they had lived since rearing an interesting family of three daughters and a son, all of whom are nearing the age of manhood and womanhood. Profound sympathy goes on to these children, the husband and other relatives in the loss of their loved one.

Several from out of the city were present at the funeral, among them being J. b. Robinson, a brother, of Sour Lake, and Mrs. Ella Blair of Dresden, a sister.

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Death of Mrs. Babb.

The death of Mrs. W. A. Babb was a sad shock to her large number of friends, not only in Corsicana, but throughout the county, where the Robinsons, her family have been so long identified with its social life and growth.

Mrs. Babb was a sincere woman of which nothing better could be said of her and because of the sterling trait, won and held friends who are very sad at her passing. Her family have the deepest sympathy in their irreparable loss.

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INFANT SON Edmondson
Jul 22, 1925 - Jul 24, 1925

Infant Died Marion Apartments Today

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Edmondson died at the Marion Apartments at 3 o’clock Saturday morning and the body was interred in Oakwood cemetery at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon.

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Clara Bert Stubbs
Jan 27, 1925 - Jun 4, 1925

Little Girl Died Here Last Night

Clara Bert Stubbs, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stubbs, 708 East Tenth avenue, died at 1:45 o’clock Thursday afternoon and the remains were interred this morning at 11 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the funeral services.

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Mary (Hicks) Rogers
May 31, 1885 - Jun 28, 1925

PROMINENT LADY PASSES AWAY AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS

MRS. A. W. ROGERS DIED SUNDAY FOLLOWING RECENT OPERATION

Mrs. A. W. Rogers, aged 40 years, wife of Dr. A. W. Rogers, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Navarro County Hospital, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor. The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was born in Ennis, May 31, 1885, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. P. B. Hicks.

Mrs. Rogers has been a member of the Methodist church since early childhood and was an active worker in all the church activities of the First Methodist church here.

Her husband, Dr. A. W. Rogers, three children, Mary Elizabeth, aged ten years; Andrew, aged eight years, and Ruth aged five years, survive. The deceased is also survived by her mother, Mrs. P. B. Hicks, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and ten brothers and sisters.

Dr. and Mrs. Rogers came to Corsicana seven years ago. They were married December 25, 1907.

Following are the pallbearers: J. T. Newsom, E. E. Babers and Dr. J. E. McClung, Trim Houston, Harry Ezell and Dubart Miller.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 29, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andrew Wier Rogers, Sr., Dr. married Dec. 25, 1907; d/o Rev. P. B. Hicks & Luela (Gillespie) Hicks per death certificate

George W. McWilliams
Feb 8, 1866 - Feb 10, 1925

Died At His Home Here Last Night

G. W. McWilliams, aged 59 years, and a resident here for two years, engaged in the oil field work, was stricken with paralysis last Saturday night at 1419 West Seventh avenue and died there last night.

The deceased came from Houston to this section, and lived in Kerens some time before coming to Corsicana. He is survived by his wife and two sons, J. W. McWilliams of Corsicana and F. A. McWilliams of Fort Worth.

The remains were interred in Oakwood at 2 o’clock this afternoon, with Rev. Corkern of Kerens officiating.

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In Memoriam.

G. W. McWilliams was born in Alabama on February 8, 1866 and laid down the burdens of life Feb. 15, 1925. He was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. W. A. Corkern of Kerens conducting the last sad rites, and Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, Mr. T. J. Braselton, Mrs. Will Cheney, Mrs. T. H. Shields and Mr. Fred White sand those old but ever comforting songs, “Rock of Ages” and “Jesus , Savior Pilot Me,” at the church, and at the cemetery sang with as much meaning, “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Over There,” while the loved form was consigned in the earth, and then the mound was covered with beautiful flowers which carried more than their usual mead of comfort for the stead aspect of nature brought such a wave of grief in the already burdened hearts that only the many soft hues of the flowers sent by loving hands could bring that peace to hearts who were striving to say “thy will be done.”

These were left to mourn his loss, the dear wife who gave her heart and life into his keeping Nov. 15, 1888 at Blue Ridge Falls county, Texas, and the two manly sons who were born to this union, F. A. McWilliams of Fort Worth and J. W. McWilliams of this city, and their wives and two little grand daughters, Betty May and Evelyn, and the dear brother, A. W. McWilliams, of Oklahoma City, who was unable to be here, and a much loved sister, Mrs. J. H. Harper of Kosse; and to comfort them by their presence and the ardent pressure of their hands were Mrs. Bill Wilson of San Antonio, mother of the bereaved wife; a niece Miss Annie Harper of Kosse, also Mr. and Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Dr. Greco of Kosse, besides the numerous friends and relative of this city.

To the grieving wife we pass on the scripture which was carried over two deaths of our devoted beloved: “Lo I am with thee always even unto the end,” “yea though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” There is the divine promise and our answer, which will heal all hurts.

“And ever near as though unseen
The dear immortal spirits tread
Far in all the boundless universe
In Life—there is no dead.
Passing out of the shadow into eternal day;
Why do we call it dying, this sweet going away?

With a cherry smile and a wave of his hand
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It need must be since he is there,
Think of him as fairing and an dear
In the love of There as the love of here—
Think of him just the same I say
He is not dead, he is just away.

And to his sons we commend them to the merciful care of Him who healeth the broken heart and bindeth up their wounds. May they be reconciled to His will.

“Above the roar of the storm-tossed sea,
I heard a sweet voice calling to me;
A voice so clear, so tender and true—
For sure if you listen I will call to you.

Peace, peace be still were the words it said,
Then all the pain and sorrow fled;
My thought was calm and beautifully still.
To learned to yield to my Father’s will.

You ask me what is my Father’s will
That none of his sons should suffer ill;
That all should be blessed with strength and health
Enveloped in peace and spiritual wealth.
That all should res in arms of love with manna from Heaven above.

We have tried to express our sympathy to all the sorrowing ones, and now we ask God to guide and keep us all and especially protect and comfort the bereaved ones.

“So live that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his slumber in the silent halls of death, then go not like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave like one that wraps the drapery of his touch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.”

Written by
MRS. JOHN T. BROWN.

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Mallisa Mae (Campbell) Pope
Apr 3, 1892 - Feb 1, 1925

Mrs. Pope Died at Home Here Sunday

Mrs. Melissa Pope, 32 years old, wife of J. T. Pope, died at the family home, 950 North Beaton street, at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after several days illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon, after funeral services conducted by Rev. J. A. Sanders. There was a good attendance and many pretty flowers.

The deceased is survived by her husband and four children, her mother, Mrs. B. E. Campbell of Powell, three sisters, Mrs. B. F. Brooks, Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie Mornton, Powell, and Mrs. J. B. Beasley of Dallas, and two brothers, R. L. Campbell and Aubrey Campbell of Powell.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 2, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Jefferson “Jessie” Pope d/o Mack Miller Campbell and Barbara Elizabeth “Bettie” (Rawlinson) Campbell buried in Post Oak cemetery

Thomas Jefferson “Jessie” Pope
Nov 24, 1893 - May 9, 1936

JEFFERSON T. POPE DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE LATE FRIDAY

Jefferson T. Pope, aged 43 years, 510 North Ninth street. died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon at 6 o’clock. The funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Truman Pope, Roane; five daughters, Frankie Mae Pope, Roane; Margaret Sue Pope, Roane; Etta Fay Pope, Roane; Bernice Pope, Corsicana, and Jessie Lee Pope, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. F. M. Denny, Roane; father, Will Pope, Selsby, Texas; and a brother S. A. Pope, Corsicana.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. T. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 9, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mallisa Mae (Campbell) Pope 2nd wife Mattie Lee (Thomas) Pope married Sep. 15, 1927; s/o William Henry Pope & Rasa A. (Beasley) Pope-Denny

Nellie Ada (Stokes) Wood
Jul 5, 1903 - May 30, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. WOOD BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

WIFE OF HUGH WOOD PASSES AWAY AFTER MONTH’S ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Wood, 22 years old, wife of Hugh Wood, well-known Corsicana citizen, who died at the County Hospital at 11 o’clock Saturday morning following a month’s illness will be held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pall-bearers will be Jean Robinson, Fred White, Jesse R. Howell, John Smith of Corsicana; and Hugh Parrish, Russell Smith, W. R. Hall, Charles Maggard and B. F. Payne, of Emhouse.

The following honorary pallbearers have been name.

P. G. McNamara, C. E. Still, G. W. Kuykendall, W. H. Hastings, W. C. Ralston, R. C. Richardson, S. S. Spikes, H. J. Joyner, Elbert Harris, J. E. Emmons, G. D. Owens, Arlee Thompson, Sam Hopper, Vernon Thompson, Sam Hopper, Vernon Thompson, J. M. Pugh, H. T. Jackson, S. J. Lindsey, H. C. Holmes, G. H. Ferrell, W. T. Hipps, R. P. McEntire, Morgan Holloway, Mike Howard and Alf Highnote, all of Corsicana; and J. M. Parrish, R. F. Cook, J. R. Collins, John Maggard, Sr., R. F. Williams, Dr. Worsham, Dr. Bristow, R. E. Huling, E. G. Benton, and N. H. Holmes, all of Emhouse.

Born at Blooming Grove the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Stokes, now of Emhouse, July 2, 1903, Mrs. Wood spent her entire life in Navarro county. She is survived by her husband and a ten months old son. She is also survived by her parents, four brothers, Charles, Kyle, Ira L., and Thomas Stokes of Dallas and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Hugh Wood, who died at the County Hospital Saturday, were held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jean Robinson, Fred White, Jesse R. Howell, John Smith of Corsicana, and Hugh Parrish, Russell Smith, W. R. Hall, Charles Maggard, and B. F. Payne of Emhouse.

A large crowd attended the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the church, and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Nevada (Monaghron) Cooksey
Jul 1, 1852 - Mar 19, 1925

MRS. J. B. COOKSEY FOUND DEAD IN HOME NOON HOUR TODAY

DECEASED LADY HAD BEEN IN BAD HEALTH FOR SOME MONTHS

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Cooksey, who died at her home, West Third avenue and North Fourteenth street, Thursday, will be held at the residence at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the services. Active pallbearers will be Harry Jack, Hubert Braselton, Charles Croft, Foster Croft, Alvin McCleary, Wilbur Wright, T. H. Benton, Beverly Caldwell and L. A. Pinkston.

Mrs. Cooksey was found dead at noon Thursday when her son, Herbert, returned from school for his lunch. Dinner had been prepared and the table was in order when the boy got home. He found his mother dead lying in the bathtub, where she evidently had prepared to take a bath. Robert, the older boy, returned for his lunch a few minutes later and the neighbors were notified.

Mrs. Cooksey had been in failing health for some time. She was alone in the house at the time of her death, and was last seen by some of the neighbors about 11 o’clock Thursday morning.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. COOKSEY HELD THIS MORNING

PASSING OF THIS GOOD WOMAN REGRETTED BY ENTIRE CITY

The mortal remains fo Mrs. Nevada Managham Cooksey, whose mortal remains were found dead in the bathtub at home yesterday at noon by her baby boy, Herbert, when he came home to dinner at noon, were laid to rest in the family mausoleum in Oakwood this morning at 10 o’clock, after services by Rev. Ilion T. Jones.

There was an immense procession and a great profusion of beautiful flowers.

The body was found partially submerged in a bathtub of warm water, and the physician and justice who view the remains declared the death to be the result of natural causes.

The death of this good woman came as one of unusual sadness. Within a space of four or five years two fine sons, just entering manhood, and a father but little beyond the prime of life all came to practically tragic ends, and now the mother in the prime of womanhood is called without warning, leaving alone to the family home another young son near the threshold of manhood, and a young boy, not yet in his teens. The scene is one of peculiar sadness, and Robert and little Herbert have the sympatht of the entire community. May the God of the universe look tenderly upon them, and may their paths through life be paths of pleasantness and peace.

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Mike O’Neill
abt 1882 - Jul 22, 1925

MAN KILLED UNDER WHEELS PASSENGER TRAIN EARLY TODAY

MIKE O’NEILL THOUGHT ATTEMPTING BOARD MOVING TRAIN HERE

A man identified to be Mike O’Neill, 43 years old, oil field worker, was instantly killed here about 6 o’clock Wednesday morning in the yards of the Southern Pacific railroad company between East Fifth avenue and Collin street. He was struck by the northbound passenger train.

The body, badly bruised and mangled by the wheels of the train was taken in charge by the Sutherland Undertaking Company where it is held, pending funeral arrangements.

O’Neill is believed to have attempted to catch the moving train as it pulled out of town. His companion, H. A. King, state he and O’Neill spent the night together at a rooming house on East Seventh avenue, and had planned to leave Corsicana Thursday. At the time of the accident King crossed the track while the train was at the station and walked on up Beaton street. O’Neill parted with King at the crossing and started on up the track. The train pulled out from the station and had gained considerable headway when he was supposed to have attempted to catch the baggage car. The body was dragged for quite a distance, bruising the head and shoulders considerably. He finally dropped on the rail and the car wheels passed over his right arm and leg, practically severing the members.

O. Neill formerly worked for the Humble Pipe Line Company in the oil fields. He came here from St. Louis, where telegrams have been sent in an effort to locate his relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MIKE O’NEILL TO HELD LATE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mike O’Neill, 43 years old, killed in the railroad yards here early Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

O’Neill had worked in the local oil fields for the past twelve months. He had no relatives here. The man was struck by a passenger train which caused his instant death. Efforts to reach any of the dead man’s relatives were of no avail.

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Bennett Gordon Fields
Jul 24, 1890 - May 14, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BENNETT FIELDS SUNDAY MORNING

DIED AS RESULT OF STAB WOUNDS RECEIVED AT STANTON, TEXAS

Funeral services for Bennett Fields, 36 years old, who died at Stanton Thursday night as a result of stab wounds, will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. B. R. Chiles, 502 South Thirteenth street with Rev. L. C. Howell, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Harvey Grantham, Earl Auld, Lonzo Davis, Doc Sheets, Wesley Thinney and Luther A. Anderson.

Mr. Fields is survived by his wife and baby, three brothers, Bruce and Dick Fields, of Corsicana; Joe of Houston, and two sisters, Ms. B. R. Chiles, 502 South Thirteenth street, and Miss Hester Fields, 417 West Tenth avenue, Corsicana.

Mr. Fields met his death at Stanton. The body arrived in Corsicana at 11 o’clock Saturday morning. Deceased’s father-in-law, S. R. Ayres, surrendered to authorities at Stanton following the tragedy, according to information received here.

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Remains Interred Yesterday.

The funeral of the late Bennett Fields, who met a violent death at Stanton in West Texas, last Thursday night, took place yesterday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. B. R. Chiles, and was largely attended, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Nannie Annie (Bridges) Smith
Jun 11, 1852 - Feb 17, 1925

Mrs. Nannie Smith Died Here Today

Mrs. Nannie Bridges Smith, wife of R. R. Smith, aged 73 years, died at her home, 906 North Eleventh street at 7:30 this morning, and the funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with services conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, of Purdon, after which interment will be in Oakwood.

The following will be pallbearers: Bill Smith, Dee Scott, Jesse Rush, D. M. Fenley, Oscar Phillips and Bob Teas.

The deceased is survived by her husband and these children: Mrs. Dr. Cooper, Wolf City; L. J. Smith, Oklahoma City; W. W. Smith Purdon; Mrs. D. H. Thompson, Mabank; W. C. Smith, Aston, Texas; E. E. and A. T. Smith, Corsicana, and by one sister, Mrs. B. C. Ayers of Durant Okla.

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Funeral Well Attended.

Funeral for the remains of the late Mrs. Nannie Bridges Smith, wife of R. R. Smith, took place this morning from the family home, 906 North Eleventh street, at 10 o’clock and was largely attended. Interment was made in Oakwood and Rev. I. R. Darwood of Purdon, officiated. There were many pretty floral offerings, and a number of friends from out of town were in attendance.

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Ezekial Lemuel Bell, Capt.
Jan 18, 1844 - Oct 14, 1925

CAPTAIN E. L. BELL DIED LAST NIGHT AT HOME WEST SECOND

COMMANDER CAMP WINKLER, U. C. V. PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Capt. E. L. Bell, aged 82 years, for 48 years a resident of Navarro county, many years of that time making his home in Corsicana, died at his home here Wednesday night, at 10:30 o’clock after several weeks’ illness. Funeral services will take place at the home Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock the Rev. R. Girard Lowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which deceased had been a long time member, conducting the services, and with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow and five grown children, three sons and two daughters, as follows: Will and Dan Bell of Barry, Navarro county; Cyrus Bell of Los Angeles; Mrs. G. E. Mitchell of Mexia, and Mrs. Mary Bell Fallon of Corsicana.

The pallbearers named were as follows:

Active—Glenn Bell, Albert Bell, Ernest Bell, Willie Bell, James Park and Ernest Watson, grandsons of deceased.

Honorary pallbearers will be all members of Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans, and the elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian church as follows: Elders—J. M. Blanding, W. G. Baker, Sam Blair, J. G. Comfort, J. Baker, Sam Blair, J. G. Comfort, J. M. Dyer, Sr., John C. Hughes, Dr. L. C. Polk, J. A. Scales, Murphy Williams and C. G. Davidson. Deacons—H. O. Blanding, Palms Blanding, Dan Comfort, L. C. Coulson, G. C. Dunn, Allen Edens, Will C. Jones, Jr., Roy Martin, J. M. Dyer, Jr., P. O. Smith, Tracy Smith, James Roxburgh, George Roxburgh, Dr. T. B. Sadler, Bank Sutherland, Edgar Wareing and W. H. Waterman.

Capt. Bell was born in Cottle Creek North Carolina, in January, 1844, and was married to Miss Sarah Johnston in 1866. He came to Texas on December 1882, and first settled near the town of Barry, Navarro county. He later removed to Corsicana and has lived here for many years.

Capt. Bell served through the Civil War as a member of the Confederate Army, being present and engaging in many of the great battles of the war, and for the last several years he has been Commander of Camp Winkler, U. C. V., of Navarro county, and was a prominent figure of all gatherings of the local and State Confederate organizations. While holding no malice in his heart, he still held steadfast to the teachings of his Southern forbears.

Capt. Bell was a member of the First Presbyterian church and held his religion to be one of the most important duties and pleasures of his life. For the past several years he has been engaged in the insurance business in Corsicana and was a man of high business ideals and character. While he had no hatred for the North or its people, he loved the South and its traditions with a zeal that is only found in these good men and women who went through the trial and tribulations of reconstruction and who are now fast passing from the scenes of their labors on earth.
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Notice to Veterans.

All Confederate Veterans and members of Camp Winkler are called to meet at the home of E. l. Bell on Second Avenue Friday morning at 9:30 to attend his funeral.

A. J. HOOK.
Adjutant of Camp Winkler.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CAPT. E. L. BELL HELD THIS MORNING

COMMANDER OF CAMP WINKLER LAID REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Capt. E. L. Bell, long-time and prominent resident of Corsicana, who died at his home here, 711 West Second avenue, Wednesday night at 10:30 o’clock, were held at the home at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning, the Rev. R. Girard Lowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a devoted member, conducting the services with interment in Oakwood cemetery. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay their final tribute of love and honor to the man they had known and honored and loved during his many years as an upright and Christian gentleman of the Old South in this city. The minister paid an eloquent and deserved tribute to the memory of this good man.

Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames Harry Williams, Harry Blanding and Messrs. Edward Hearne and Robert Cole. They sang a number of appropriate songs, several of them old and favorite hymns of the aged Christian soldier who had passed on to bivouac on the other side of the river. The flowers sent as a mark of esteem and love by friends and relatives were both profuse and beautiful. They were heaped upon the mound that covered the final resting place, and still there were many others that were heaped about the grave. They spoke a silent yet magnificent tribute to the life and character of Capt. Bell while he lived and walked among men.

Capt. Bell was born in Cottle Creek, North Carolina, in January 12844. He served in the Confederate army as a member of Co. F, First North Carolina Cavalry, as a corporal. He showed marked bravery on numerous occasions and rapidly climbed in the esteem of his comrades and officers. He had been Commander of Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans, for a number of years, and was a familiar and distinguished figure at all local and State gatherings of Confederates. AS a mark of esteem and respect members of Camp Winkler and other former soldiers of the Lost Cause formed a guard of honor for the body of their dead comrade as it was taken to its last resting place.

The following acted as pallbearers:

Active—Glenn Bell, Albert Bell, Ernest Bell, Willie Bell, James Park and Ernest Watson, grandsons of deceased.

Honorary pallbearers were all members of Camp Winkler, Confederate Veterans, and the elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian church, as follows: Elders—J. M. Blanding, W. G. Baker, Sam Blair, J. G. Comfort, J. M Dyer, Sr., John C. Hughes, Dr. L. C. Polk, J. A. Scales, Murphy Williams and C. G. Davidson. Deacons—H. O. Blanding, Palmer Blanding, Dan Comfort, L. C. Coulson, G. C. Dunn, Allen Edens, Will C. Jones, Jr., Roy Martin, J. M. Dyer, Jr., P. O. Smith, Tracy Smith, James Roxburgh, George Roxburgh, Dr. T. B. Sadler, Bank Sutherland, Edgar Wareing and W. H. Waterman.

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CAPTAIN E. L. BELL.

Captain E. L. Bell, died at his home in Corsicana, Texas, on Oct. 14, 1925, and his mortal remains rest peacefully in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born in the town of Coddle Creek, N. C., on January 18th, 1844, and was married to Miss Sarah Johnson on December 10th, 1867. His widow and several grown children are left to mourn his departure from his home here to his heavenly home.

For more than forty-two years before his death, he was an honored and respected citizen of Navarro county, Texas, and was once elected to one of the most sought for county offices, by the citizens of Navarro county.

In his early manhood, when the cruel civil war was forced upon his beloved Southland, he promptly joined her army and was a gallant Confederate soldier and officer and showed marked bravery on many occasions, commanding the highest esteem and respect of his comrades. At the time of his death, and for many years prior thereto, he was commanding officer of Camp Winkler of the United Confederate Veterans.

He joined the Presbyterian church in early manhood and was a truly pious and devoted Christian until his death. Then his Father called him to enjoy the mansion his Master had prepared for him. He served for many years as a deacon in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church and was elected an Elder in the First Presbyterian church of Corsicana, Texas, on March 16, 1916, and as such was faithful to the end.

Because of the death of this faithful and beloved brother and elder the session of the First Presbyterian church, as a memorial to his memory, desires to place on record its respect and love for him and the profound sorrow his death has caused to the Session, as well as to the congregation, his loved ones and his many friends.

His death was a great loss to his church and we feel by it our church has suffered an irreparable injury, but while we record our grief and sorrow for his departure, we know that God’s will is perfect love and that He knew what was best for the church and for us all, so we bow in humble submission to His holy will.

The Clerk of Session is instructed to spread this Memorial upon a page of the Minutes of the Church; to present a copy to his family, and have a copy printed in the Presbyterian Standard, and our home paper.

COMMITTEE.

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Sarah Josephine “Josie” (Johnston) Bell
Nov 25, 1848 - Oct 18, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER HELD HERE SATURDAY

MRS. E. L. BELL DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Johnston Bell, aged 80 years, 11 months and 23 days, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Fallon, 711 West Second avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock after a long illness, were held from the Fallon residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. R. Gurard Lowe of Memphis, Tenn., formerly pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Mrs. Bell was born, Nov. 25, 1848 in Coddle Creek, North Carolina, but was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county.

Surviving are three sons, Dan H. Bell, Barry; Will P. Bell, Barry; Cyrus Bell, Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Mrs. G. E. Mitchell and Mrs. Mary Fallon, both of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Glenn Bell, Albert Bell and Willie Bell, all grandsons; Earl Presley, Newell Griffin, and W. M. Elliott.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The Central Texas Grocery company was closed during the funeral hour.

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Geraldine Thompson
1921 - Sep. 1, 1925

LITTLE GIRL DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AUTO TUESDAY

LITTLE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM THOMPSON BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL

Geraldine, the little four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson of Teague, was so badly injured Tuesday when run over by an automobile that she died later and the remains were brought to Corsicana for interment in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, after funeral services at the home in Teague at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

It is stated that the little girl was riding on her tricycle and playing with neighbor children when a neighbor young lady backed her car out of the garage and struck little Geraldine, not knowing the child was in the path of her car. The little child was so severely injured that she later died, although all medical attention possible was given.

The parents have many friends in Corsicana, where both were reared. Mr. Thompson is the youngest son of the late J. A. Thompson and Mrs. Thompson was formerly Miss Annie Lee Matthews of Corsicana. They have the profound sympathy of a host of sorrowing friends and relatives many of whom were at the grave and brought flowers which literally covered the mound where the little one lay.

There was music by a quartette at the grave and the Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana, gave a very touching and earnest prayer, which were the final rites over the remains of little Geraldine.

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Margaret Faye Murell
Jan 12, 1924 - Jun 18, 1925

Little Girl Died Here Last Night

Margaret Faye Murrell, aged one year, daughter of W. J. Murell, 405 South Twenty-third street, died Thursday night at 10:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church conducted the funeral services.

Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

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William Crane “Will” Humphries
Dec 3, 1874 - Sep 15, 1925

Good Citizen Died Roane Last Night

W. C. Humphries, 51, and a citizen of Navarro county since early childhood, died at his home in the Roane, community last night, and the remains were interred in the Post Oak cemetery near Roane at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by his wife and several children. For many years he lived at Mildred and when the oil boom came on, he realized a handsome competency from oil.

He was a good citizen, and had many friends who were pained to learn of his death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 16, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit and death certificate both say buried Post Oak cemetery—but monument is in Oakwood) h/o Jessie Ophelia (Edgar) Humphries; s/o John Humphries & Fannie (Shell) Humphries

Johnston Culp
Dec 31, 1846 - Apr 10, 1925

Died at Old Folks Home

Joseph Culp, 84 years old, died at the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home last night, and the remains will be interred on the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood tomorrow morning. The deceased was a ward of the Bowie Lodge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 10, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Germany—single—(obit says Joseph but death certificate says Johnson); s/o William Culp & Mary (Schilling) Culp

Durwood Black
Feb 18, 1922 - Jan 26, 1925

Lost Her Little Son.

Durwood Black, who would have been four years old next month, son of Mrs. T. O. Black, died at the family home, 941 West Sixth avenue, yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. E. P. Kennedy officiating.

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Felix Art Wilson
Oct 15, 1908 - Sep 7, 1925

Funeral Largely Attended.

The remains of Felix Wilson, 16 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, who died Sunday night were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. E. W. Potter officiated, and Cullen Dunn, J. Larrimore, Arthur Levi, Felix DeLafosse, T. P. Hayes and Robt. Brown acted as pall bearers. Many sorrowing friends attended the last sad service and there was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

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Margaret Jane (Burleson) Hail
Dec 10, 1832 - Jan 17, 1925

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIES AT HER HOME HERE

MRS. MARGARET B. HAIL WAS PAST NINETY-TWO YEARS OF AGE.

Mrs. Margaret Burleson Hail, aged 93 years, died this morning at 4 o’clock at the family residence, 2009 West Fifth avenue. The remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The deceased has been a resident of Navarro county for forty-five years. Prior to moving to Corsicana, the deceased lived at Crockett, Texas. The deceased came to Texas in infancy from Tennessee.

Five daughters survive: Misses Bessie and Nannie Hail and Mrs. J. B. Burleson of Corsicana and Mrs. J. H. Allen and Mrs. J. O. Bonner of Mexia. A son, J. B. Hail, died here several years ago.

The following will be the pallbearers: Ed Harris, Jess Megarity, W. L. Holman, Robert Bates, H. B. Daviss and C. H. DeLafosse.

The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edley Edwin Hail [buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX]; d/o Joseph R. Burleson & Mary Jane “Polly” (Warren) Burleson

Earl Driscoll Martin, Jr.
Apr 4, 1924 - Jul 18, 1925

Earl D. Martin, Jr. Died Early Today

Earl D. Martin, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Martin, died at 3 o’clock this morning and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday morning at 9 o’clock.

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Louisa (Hewitt) Riddle
Oct 17, 1843 - Oct 11, 1925

ENNIS RESIDENT IS BURIED CORSICANA; FUNERAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Louise Riddle, 82 years, died in Ennis Sunday night at 11 o’clock and the remains were brought to Corsicana Monday afternoon and interred in Oakwood cemetery. A special interurban brought the attendants of the funeral services which were held in Ennis to Corsicana and arrived here at 3:45 o’clock.

The deceased was formerly a resident of Corsicana.

The following regarding Mrs. Riddle’s passing away was taken from Monday’s issue of the Ennis Daily News:

Mrs. Louise Riddle, who would have been 82 years old next Saturday night, passed away Sunday night at 11 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Boothe, 606 North Dallas street, following a lingering illness, which kept her confined to her bed for almost two years.

Mrs. Riddle was born Oct. 17, 1843, in Fort Worth. With the exception of a few years she spent most of her life in Texas. When a mere girl she married Frank Riddle who died in Kansas in 1873. Out of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Riddle, only two survive here. They are Mrs. R. A. Booth and J. W. Riddle, both of Ennis. Besides these she is survived by a number of grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.

During the twenty-five years that Mrs. Riddle made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Boothe, she made many friends here. She was a loveable old lady and suffered with patience her long illness. When a child she united with the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the Boothe residence, with Rev. C. O. Shugart, officiating. A special interurban car was charted to carry her body to Corsicana for burial beside the bod of several of her children buried there when she made her home in Corsicana. The active pallbearers were Joe Willis, Thad Barrington, E. H. Way, V. H. Stovall, L. R. Allen, Walter Burkhead.

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Allie (Riddle) Boothe
Aug 22, 1862 - Sep 18, 1946

MRS. R. A. BOOTHE FORMER CORSICANAN, DIES IN HARLINGEN

Mrs. R. A. Boothe, aged 84 years, native Texan and former Corsicanan, died in Harlingen Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at Ennis Saturday morning at 11 o’clock and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery here at 11 o’clock and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery here at 11 o’clock Saturday morning. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Leslie Seymour, Methodist pastor of Ennis.

Mrs. Boothe, a life-long Methodist, was born in Tarrant county, Texas Aug. 22, 1862, and was married to the late R. A. Boothe in Corsicana, April 1, 1885. Mr. Boothe, who passed away in 1937, was connected with the H. and T. C. R. R. Co. here and moved to Ennis when the railroad shops were moved there in 1891.

Surviving are four sons, G. E. Boothe, Ennis; Clyde A. Boothe, Dallas; R. E.Boothe, Midland, and J. A. Boothe, Petelunia, Calif.: two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Kirkpatrick, West Munroe, La., and Mrs. Rambo, Harlingen; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a brother, John Riddle, Ennis.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements here.

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Funeral Rites For Mrs. Boothe Today

Funeral services for Mrs. R. A. Boothe, aged 84, years, former Corsicana and Ennis resident, who died in Harlingen Wednesday, were held at Ennis Saturday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother.

McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Andy Waldrop
abt 1854 - Jun 15, 1925

Aged Man Died Near Mildred on Monday

Andy Waldrop, aged 71 years, died Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock near Mildred at the camp of his son, Alvin Waldrop, teamster, near Mildred in the oil fields and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

Several grown children survive.

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Holland Durad Gayle
May 3, 1897 - Jun 23, 1925

CORSICANAN DIES IN TENNESSEE; WILL BE INTERRED HERE

Holland D. Gayle, aged 28 years, died in Johnson City, Tenn., Tuesday and the remains will reach Corsicana Friday morning on the 7:17 o’clock Cotton Belt train and will be taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors. Funeral services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery at 10 o’clock.

The deceased was a member of the United States Naval Forces and a military escort will be present at the funeral services.

The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gayle, 1207 West Twelfth avenue; a sister, Mrs. J. E. Henderson, Mexia; three brothers, Scott Gayle, Corsicana; Walter F. Gayle, New London, Conn.; and Leonard L. Gayle, Compston, Calif.

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BODY YOUNG MAN WILL ARRIVE FROM TENNESSEE FRIDAY

The body of Holland D. Gayle, who died Tuesday in Johnson City, Tennessee, will arrive in Corsican on the 7:17 o’clock Cotton Belt train Friday morning and will be taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors. Funeral services will be held at Oakwood at 10 o’clock.

In Addition to his parents, one sister, and three brothers, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mary Holland, Gayle, aged six years.

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Minnie Emily (Collard) Gayle
Oct 3, 1873 - Aug 11, 1931

MRS. MINNIE GAYLE BURIED IN OAKWOOD THURS. AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Gayle, aged 57 years, who died at the family residence, 1207 West Twelfth avenue, early Tuesday morning, were held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Gayle, Corsicana; three sons, L. L. Gayle, California; Scott Gayle, Corsicana, and W. F. Gayle, New London, Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Henderson, Irving, and mother, Mrs. Ophelia Collard, Louisiana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

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Lizzie Lou Deanie (Lowrey) Terry-Martin
Oct 17, 1879 - Feb 23, 1964

Mrs. Martin Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Deanie Martin, 1419 West Seventh avenue, Corsicana resident 44 years, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Prince, Corsicana, Mrs. Joe Bunch, Big Spring, and Mrs. W. F. Gayle, Seal Beach, Calif.; a son, Marion B. Terry, Waco; five grandchildren, a brother, W. R. Lowrey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Bob Rutherford, R. M. Bowden, Claude Absher, Sr.; Ruby Owens, Don Pevehouse, L. W. McNutt, Jr. and J. H. Chapman.

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Martha (Russell) Wilson
Mar 11, 1898 - Feb 9, 1925

Mrs. Martha Wilson Died at Zion’s Rest

Mrs. Martha Wilson, wife of Ed Wilson, who is connected with the Collin Street Bakery, died at the family home in the Zion’s Rest community this afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

The deceased is survived by her husband and three children. A fourth child, born Friday last, died a few hours before its mother passed away.

The husband of the deceased is a brother of Mrs. E. L. Keith, and a son of U. S. Wilson, a well known carpenter here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 9, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Raised at I. O. O. F. Home w/o Edwin “Ed” Wilson married Jan. 13, 1919 d/o Stephen Levi Russell & Sarah Eliza (Stephens) Russell buried at Hamilton Beeman cemetery

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Funeral Services Well Attended Mrs. Wilson

The funeral services for the remains of the late Mrs. Martha Wilson, age 25, wife of Edwin Wilson, who died at the family home in Zion’s Rest community yesterday, were held at the family home at 9:30 this morning, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiating. The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many floral offerings.

The deceased was Miss Martha Russell before her marriage, and was reared in the I. O. O. F. Home.

She is survived by two brothers, T. J. Russell of Long Beach, California; W. F. Russell, Post, Texas; a half brother, Steve, of the I. O. O. F. Home, and a sister, Mrs. E. B. Sherrard of Corsicana.

The following were pall bearers:

Active—Wayne Brown, Bob Teas, Farley McCarver, Jack Berry and Archie Odom.

Honorary—Tom McElwee, Gus Weidman, Dr. Shell, Harry Pollock, Gene White, James Berry, Bud Holloway and Bud Wafer.

The members of the Corsicana Rebekah lodge attended the funeral in a body.

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Mary Elizabeth (Kerr) Taylor
Jun 3, 1850 - Dec 3, 1925

PIONEER WOMAN OF CORSICANA DIED AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

MRS. MARY B. TAYLOR, LIVED HERE FOR SEVENTY-THREE YEARS

Mrs. Mary B. Taylor, aged 75 years, a pioneer resident of Corsicana, died this morning at 4:56 o’clock at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Abe. (Louisa) Mulkey, 219 West Third avenue, and the funeral services will be held at the Mulkey residence Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The deceased has made her home with Mrs. Mulkey for many years.

The funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Taylor was the wife of the late Rev. B. M. Taylor, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, who held charges at Hillsboro, Mineral Wells, Ennis and Dawson.

The deceased was born at Lewisburg, Tenn., June 3, 1850, and came to Corsicana when two years of age with her parents, the late Judge and Mrs. Sam H. Kerr.

Surviving the deceased are three brothers, Frank S. Kerr, S. M. Kerr and Cal E. Kerr, all of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Abe (Louisa) Mulkey, Corsicana, with whom she has made her home for many years, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John Duren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MARY B. TAYLOR

PIONEER CITIZEN BURIED IN OAKWOOD—LIVED HERE 73 YEARS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary B. Taylor, aged 75 years who died at 4:55 o’clock Thursday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Abe (Louisa) Mulkey, 219 West Third Avenue, were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the Mulkey residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Taylor had made her home with Mrs. Mulkey for many years.

The deceased was the wife of the late Rev. B. M. Taylor, Cumberland Presbyterian minister who held charges at Dawson, Mineral Wells, Ennis and Hillsboro.

A quartette composed of Messrs. Chris L. Knox and Edgar Metcalf and Mesdames P. C. Townsend and Henry Robbins sang at the services.

The pallbearers were R. N. Elliott, W. P. McCammon, Robert Stell, D. P. Smith, H. D. Fillers, M. W. DeWitt and J. A. Jarrell.

Mrs. Taylor was born at Lewisburg, Tenn., June 3, 1850, and came to Corsicana in 1852 with her parents, the late Judge and Mrs. Sam H. Kerr.

Surviving the deceased are three brothers, Frank S. Kerr, Sam M. Kerr and Cal E. Kerr, all of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Abe Mulkey also of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John Duren.

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INFANT SON Pope
B & D Jan. 27, 1925

Lost Their Infant Son

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Pope of 1922 West Tenth Avenue lost their infant son yesterday and the remains were interred in Oakwood today.

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George Edward “Ed” Moreau
May 23, 1912 - May 6, 1957

Of Heart Attack Fairfield Monday

Edd Moreau, 44 trucking contractor, died in the Fairfield hospital Monday night following a heart attack suffered Monday morning while at work on his farm near Fairfield.

Moreau was a native of Buffalo, but had resided in Corsicana 24 years.

Funeral services will be held from the West Side Baptist church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor, Masonic services will be conducted at the grave.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five brothers, Wesley, Hiram and Homer Lee Moreau, all of Corsicana; Sam Moreau, Monroe, Ga., and Jack Moreau, Seminole, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Carpenter and Mrs. Elizabeth McGaugh, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 7, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Billie (unk) Moreau s/o George Andrew Barron Moreau and Cornelia Izora (Graham) Moreau (Izora is buried in Richland cemetery)

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Wednesday Rites For Edd Moreau

Funeral rites for Edd Moreau, 44 trucking contractor, who died in the Fairfield hospital Monday night following a heart attack Monday morning, will be held from the West Side Baptist church Wednesday 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Jack Goff, pastor, with Masonic rites at the graveside in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Buffalo, Moreau had resided in Corsicana 24 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five brothers, Wesley, Hiram and Homer, all of Corsicana; Sam Moreau, Monroe, Ga., and Jack Moreau, Seminole, Texas; two sisters, Ms. Dora Carpenter and Mrs. Elizabeth McGaugh, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Anglin, J. O. Childress, J. L. Curtis, Victor Davis, L. R. Henson, and H. O. Valentine.

Corley will direct.

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George Andrew Barron Moreau
Feb 4, 1875 - Dec 26, 1945

G. A. B. MOREAU DIES OF INJURY; STRUCK BY CAR

G. A. B. Moreau, aged 71 years, died in a Waco hospital Wednesday morning from injuries suffered Monday night when struck by a car.

Survivors are six sons, Wesley, Hiram, Homer Lee, Ed, Sam and A. C. Moreau; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McGaugh and Mrs. Izora Carpenter, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR G. A. B. MOREAU HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for G. A. B. Moreau, aged 71 years, who died in a Waco hospital Wednesday morning from injuries sustained Monday night when he was struck by an automobile, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. The Masonic Lodge had charge at the grave.

Surviving are six sons, Wesley, Hiram, Homer Lee, Ed, Sam and A. C. Moreau, and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McGaugh and Mrs. Izora Carpenter, all of Corsicana.

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Dora Izora (Moreau) Carpenter
Jul 25, 1907 - Aug 2, 1975

Mrs. Carpenter

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Dora Carpenter, 68, Corsicana native who died Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She is survived by two sons, Ernest Carpenter of Corsicana and Earl Carpenter of Waco; five daughters, Mrs. Joyce Herring of Pasadena; Mrs. Catherine Williams, Mrs. Patsy Dyess, Mrs. Othera Barlow and Mrs. Frances Easley, all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McGaugh of Corsicana; and six brothers, H. H. Moreau and Wesley Moreau, both of Corsicana; Jack Moreau of Fort Worth; Sam Moreau of Nacogdoches; and Jake Moreau of Dallas.

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Mrs. Carpenter

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dora Carpenter, 68, Corsicana native, who died Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Revs. J. T. Davis and Roy Tumlinson will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, five daughters, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a sister, and six brothers.

Pallbearers include Larry Elmore, Craig Page, Frank Hubert, Mike Birtchet, Charles Rambo, and James Pheffer. Honorary pallbearers include Jimmy Bickle and Earl McCafferty.

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Joseph Andrew “Joe” Riley
Jan 1, 1879 - Jun 16, 1961

Hold Services For Joe Riley

Funeral services for Joe Riley, 82, retired farmer, who was found dead in his residence on Route 5, Corsicana, Friday afternoon after a gunshot report was heard, was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Burke of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon, investigated and G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.” A shotgun was found near the body. A shotgun blast had struck him in the forehead.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Riley had resided in this area for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Riley, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Barham, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Ethel Lee, Corsicana, and Miss Jeanette Riley, Gainesville; seven sons, J. W. and Glen Riley, both of Fort Worth; Melvin Riley, Weldon; Leon Riley, Mexia; James and David Riley, both of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Capps, Rice and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. E. Oliphant, Lee Roy Ewing, Wayne Buchanan, Bobby Joe Lee, Lonnie Lee and Bob Lowe.

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Maggie Ann (Coplen) Griffin
Dec 18, 1907 - Aug 22, 1925

WOMAN DIED AFTER OPERATION COUNTY HOSPITAL 2 DAYS AGO

Mrs. Maggie Griffin, aged seventeen years, wife of W. D. Griffin, Jr. of Mildred, died at the County Hospital last night at 12 o’clock, following an operation two days ago.

The deceased is survived by her husband and an infant eleven months old and her parents, L. E. Copeland and wife of Rural Shade.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. W. D. Corkern of Kerens officiating.

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John H. Green
Oct 16, 1850 - Nov 16, 1925

AGED INMATE ODD FELLOWS HOME DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

John H. Green, aged 75 years, single, died Monday afternoon at the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home and his remains will be interred in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.

The deceased had no near relatives.

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Clyde Patrick, Mrs.
Sep 1880 - Apr 24, 1925

Woman Died Today County Hospital

Mrs. Clyde Patrick, aged 40 years, died at the Navarro county hospital Friday and the remains will be interred Sunday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery.

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Ernest P. Jackson
Mar 28, 1893 - Jul 19, 1925

Sheriff’s Offices

S. B. Davis surrendered and was judged in the county jail in connection with the death of Ernest Jackson in Tuckertown Sunday.

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Funeral Services For Ernest Jackson Today

Funeral services for Ernest Jackson, 28 year, who died in the Navarro county hospital late Sunday afternoon from injuries said to have been received Sunday in an altercation at Tuckertown were held this afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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W. M. Powers
abt Apr 1875 - Jun 29, 1925

Remains of Farmer Were Buried Today

The remains of W. M. Powers, aged 50 years, who died Monday were interred today at 11 o’clock in Oakwood. The funeral services were held at the grave and were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller. The deceased is survived by his wife.

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Albert D. Brown
Aug 23, 1877 - Mar 21, 1925

ALBERT BROWN DIES TEXAS CITY AND BE BURIED CORSICANA

By Associated Press.

Galveston, Texas, March 21.—Albert Brown, aged forty-seven, assistant postmaster of Texas City, died of heart failure there today.

The body will be sent to Corsicana for burial.

The Sun at press hour had been unable to learn anything further than the dispatch above. The relations of Mr. Brown or whether he had lived here in the past is not known.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALBERT BROWN TUES. AFTERNOON

The body of Albert Brown, who died suddenly at Texas City, Saturday is expected to arrive here Tuesday morning and funeral services will be held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Remains Albert Brown Buried Here Today

Funeral services for Albert B. Brown, aged 47 years, who died several days ago at Texas City were held this afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church. The I. O. O. F. lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two children: his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, Texas City; two brothers, A. P. Brown, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and B. P. Brown, Mangum.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Brown was Miss Minnie Meredith and lived in Corsicana.

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Minnie (Meredith) Brown
Jan 6, 1874 - Feb 20, 1952

Mrs. Minnie Brown Dies Thursday

Mrs. Minnie Meredith Brown, 78, died in Galveston early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the McCammon Chapel here with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Dr. T. J. Meredith, pioneer Navarro county physician.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Ellen Trube, Galveston; a son, Byron Brown, Wharton, and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 21, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Albert D. Brown; d/o Dr. Thomas Jefferson Meredith & Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (Alderman) Meredith

Emma Cordelia (McGee) McKinney
Jan 12, 1865 - Sep 29, 1925

MRS. J. P. M’KINNEY DIED AT HOME NEAR ZION’S REST TODAY

REMAINS WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Emma C. McKinney, aged 60 years, wife of J. P. McKinney of Zion’s Rest, died at the family residence this morning at 9:20 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday morning. The funeral services will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

Active pallbearers will be Perry McCammon, Sterling Hornbeak, Mortie Kerr, Frank Holmes, J. A. Jarrell and Durwent Piper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, F. N. Drane, Sam Kerr, H. R. Harrison, T. P. Kerr, H. C. Nash, J. H. Galbreath, E. D. McCarver and W. H. Deckard.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. M’KINNEY HELD THIS MORNING

Funeral services for the remains of Mrs. J. P. McKinney, aged 60 years, who died Tuesday, were held this morning at the Cumberland Presbyterian church. The services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Johnson, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Hillsboro and formerly pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here.

The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral services.

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A. G./Q. G. Mobley
May 10, 1877 - Apr 10, 1925

Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of A. G. Moberly who died here yesterday morning after a long illness were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 11, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (related to Albia (Mobley) Platt) (death certificate says Q. G. Mobley—obit says A. G. Moberly) (death certificate says Zion’s Rest obit says Oakwood)

Zelotus J. “Lote” Platt
Dec 29, 1892 - Sep 19, 1975

Z. J. Platt

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Z. J. (Lote) Platt, 82, who died Friday in an Irving hospital. He was formerly in the dairy business her, and had lived in Irving about 15 years. The Rev. David W. Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Indiana.

Surviving are a son, Holly Z. Platt of Frisco, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Payne of Irving; a half-sister, Mary Willard of Flint, Mich.; two grandsons and one granddaughter, and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gene Bradshaw, Holly Bradshaw, Mark Barnes, Claud Dunn, Johnny Platt and Bobby Stewart.

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Jessie D. Dunlap Sr.
Feb 14, 1876 - May 24, 1925

Remains Interred Here.

Jesse Dunlap, aged forty-eight years, died in the Retreat community Sunday morning at 4:30, and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased is survived by his wife, but had no children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 25, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susan Viola “Susie” (Fellowwell) Dunlap s/o Wesley D. Dunlap & Mary “Polly” (Franklin) Dunlap (obit says no children—census and wife’s obit disagree)

Susan Viola “Susie” (Fellowwell) Dunlap
Apr 28, 1877 - Sep 1, 1951

Mrs. Dunlap Dies Early Saturday

Mrs. Susie Viola Dunlap, 74, native Texan, died at the family residence, 634 North Commerce street, Saturday morning.

Mrs. Dunlap had resided in Corsicana 20 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Survivors are a son, J. W. Dunlap, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. L. W. Turns, Mrs. W. M. Lynch, Mrs. R. E. Lennon and Mrs. Ocie Renfrow, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Ed Folwell, Dallas, and Jim Folwell, Brownwood; four sisters, Mrs. W. P. Scott, Mrs. Willie Jamerson and Mrs. Luna Willis, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Kitchens, Mexia; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Barton, Alvin Miller, Ruke Richards, Richard Coffer, Hollis Simmons and Norman Smith.

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Dunlap

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Viola Dunlap, 74, who died Saturday morning, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native Texas, Mrs. Dunlap had resided in Corsicana, 20 years.

Surviving are a son, J. W. Dunlap, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. L. W. Turns, Mrs. W. M. Lynch, Mrs. R. E. Lennon and Mrs. Ocie Renfrow, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Ed Folwell, Dallas, and Jim Folwell, Brownwood; four sisters, Mrs. W. P. Scott, Mrs. Willie Jamerson, and Mrs. Luna Willis, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Kitchens, Mexia; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Barton, Alvin Miller, Ruke Richards, Richard Coffer, Hollis Simmons and Norman Smith.

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Alice (Palmer) Richardson
Mar 18, 1863 - Dec 24, 1925

Funeral Saturday

The remains of Mrs. Alice Richardson, aged 62 years who died in Fort Worth Friday, were interred in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon.

The deceased is survived by several grown children.

Ms. Richardson formerly resided in Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Barcus, presiding elder of this district of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. D. A. Chrisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 28, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Monument says died 1926 but death certificate says 1925) (1910 census shows husband Illenwell J. Richardson—sons death certificate says James Richardson—Monument says L. J. Richardson) d/o Benjamin Franklin Palmer

Leora (Richardson) Nation
Oct 15, 1879 - May 18, 1943

MRS. R. W. NATION FUNERAL RITES ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. R. W. Nation, age 63 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist church with Rev. R. O. Sory, district superintendent, assisted by other Methodist ministers of the city, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. R. W. Nation, retired Methodist minister, Corsicana; seven brothers, Frank, N. F. and Guy Richardson, all of Fort Worth; H. E. Richardson, Tyler; A. Richardson, Corsicana; J. B. Richardson, Longview; H. Richardson, Galveston;; a sister, Mrs. R. Q. Farmer, Anaheim, Cal. and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. R. W. NATION

Funeral services for Mrs. R. W. Nation, age 63 years, who died Monday night, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist church, Rev. R. O. Sory, assisted by Methodist ministers of the city, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, seven brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Members of the Brotherhood Bible Class were pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home has charge.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 19, 1943 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Among the out-of-town relatives in attendance at the funeral of the late Mrs. R. W. Nations on Wednesday morning were her brothers, Dudley Richardson, wife and daughter of Longview, Frank Richardson and wife of Fort Worth, H. E. Richardson of Tyler and Texarkana, Mrs. Stiles, a sister of Rev. Nation, and daughter of Maypearl, Mr. and Mrs. Blair Nation of Maypearl, and Mrs. Barnet, a niece of Rev. Nation of Fort Worth.

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Richard W. Nation, Rev.
Mar 1875 - May 26, 1952

REV. NATION ILL.

Rev. R. W. Nation, retired Methodist minister and former resident of Corsicana is seriously ill in a Waxahachie hospital.

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Rev. R. W. Nation Expires Monday

Rev. R. W. Nation, retired Methodist minister, former Corsicana resident, died in the Waxahachie Sanitarium late Monday.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Maypearl, with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. C. Stiles; a brother, Blair Nation, both of Maypearl, and other relatives.

McCammon is in charge of arrangements here.

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Thomas “Tom” Sullivan
Apr 8, 1854 - Dec 31, 1925

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED AT HOUSTON THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO O’CLOCK

Tom Sullivan, aged 73 years, resident of Corsicana for a number of years, died at his home, 2511 Juno street, Houston, Thursday morning at 8 o’clock and the remains will be brought to Corsicana Friday morning at 5:45 o’clock. The body will be taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and later will be taken to the residence of Joel Sink, 515 South Eighteenth street. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Sink residence and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the services.

The deceased is survived by two children, Mrs. Annie Black, Houston and Johnny Sullivan, physical director of the Houston Y. M. C. A. He is a nephew of Joel Sink.

Following will be the pallbearers: Ben Tarbutton, Lewis Tidd, Arthur Hewitt, Doc Martin and Lige Martin of Angus; Jim Taylor, Zion’s Rest; Wm. Stead.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Smith, F. H. King, George Tidd, Mit Sowell, O. E. Hyndman, Tom Shivers, Luther Ashmore, Elmer Butler, C. Bird, Sr., Dr. W. D. Fountain and P. Mayer.

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Ida Emilie (McAnally) Sullivan
Oct 24, 1874 - Nov 10, 1949

Mrs. Ida Sullivan Dies In Houston Friday Morning

Mrs. Ida Sullivan, former resident of the Zion’s Rest community, died in Houston Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Johnny Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Korn; a sister, Mrs. Ada Kelly, both of Houston; four grandchildren, Mrs. John Cathey and Mrs. Tony Black, both of Houston; Norma Jean Sullivan and Jerry Sullivan, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a great-grandson, John Cathey, Jr., Houston and other relatives.

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Mrs. Ida Sullivan Funeral Services Be Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Sullivan, former resident of the Zion’s Rest community, who died in Houston Friday, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Johnny Sullivan, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Korn; a sister, Mrs. Ada Kelly, both of Houston; four grandchildren, Mrs. John Cathey and Mrs. Tony Black, both of Houston; Norma Jean Sullivan and Jerry Sullivan, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a great-grandson, John Cathey, Jr., Houston, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Ida Sullivan Funeral Services Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Sullivan, aged 75 years, formerly of Zion’s Rest, who died in Houston Friday, were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Johnny Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Korn; a sister, Mrs. Ada Kelly, both of Houston; four grandchildren, Mrs. John Cathey and Mrs. Tony Black, both of Houston; Norma Jean Sullivan and Jerry Sullivan, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a great-grandson, John Cathey, Jr., Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oscar Ashmore, Albert Ashmore, O. F. Treadwell, Dock J. Martin, Gene Caskey and Britt Bruner.

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Anna Lamay “Annie” (Sullivan) Black-Korn
May 12, 1896 - Feb 17, 1977

Mrs. Korn

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Anna Korn, 80, resident of LaPorte, and former resident of Corsicana who died yesterday in Houston. The Rev. Terry Hodge will officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Chauncy V. Korn of Burney and Lillard Korn of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Vogel of Houston and Mrs. Vermelle Cathey of LaPorte; and a brother, John L. Sullivan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 18, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William “Willie” Black married Aug. 16, 1914 2nd husband Charles R. Korn; d/o Thomas “Tom” Sullivan and Ida Emilie (McAnally) Sullivan

Charles R. Korn
Aug. 29, 1884 - Dec. 18, 1956

Charles R. Korn Services Friday

Funeral services for Charles R. Korn, former Corsicana resident, who died in Houston Tuesday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Edwin T. Summes, Houston Methodist minister.

Surviving a his wife of Houston, the former Annie Sullivan, Corsicana native; two daughters, Mrs. Vernel Cathey and Mrs. R. F. Fogle, both of Houston; three sons, L. C. and L. G. Korn, both of Houston; and C. V. Korn, San Antonio; seven grandchildren and ne great-grandchild.

McCammon will direct.

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Pearle (Bates) Radaz
1878 - Mar 19, 1925

MRS. FRANK RADAZ DIED SHREVEPORT; BURIAL HERE FRIDAY

WELL KNOWN CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY EARLY TODAY

Mrs. Frank Radaz died this morning at 2:40 o’clock in a sanitarium at Shreveport, La., and the remains will arrive here Friday morning at 11 o’clock over the H. and T. C. railroad and will be taken to the home of her sister, Miss Lillian Bates, 408 North Eleventh street. Funeral services will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of the late J. Y. Bates and is survived by her husband F. C. Radaz, a sister, Miss Lillian Bates, five brothers, R. B. Bates of Dallas, W. D. Bates of Houston, Charles Bates of Corpus Christi; J. R. Bates of San Antonio, and M. M. Bates of Wichita Falls.

She was a devoted member of the church and was an active member of the Eastern Star. She was born and reared in Corsicana and attended the Corsicana schools, and was loved by a host of friends for sweet and womanly nature and genial and happy disposition. She had a smile and a word of cheery greeting for all with whom she came in contact, and her passing will be a source of profound sorrow to many people in Corsicana where she had always found a warm welcome awaiting her when she returned for a visit since moving to Louisiana shortly after her marriage several years ago.

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REMAINS FORMER CORSICANA LADY BURIED OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Francis Charles Radaz were held this afternoon from the Cumberland Presbyterian church and were conducted by Rev. E. W. Potter. There were many beautiful floral offerings attesting the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her.

The names of her two children, Frances Charles 111, age 12 and William Molloy age 9, were omitted yesterday in the list of her survivors. Besides these she is survived by her husband, a sister, Miss Lillian Bates and five brothers, B. B. Bates of Dallas, William D. Bates, Houston, J. R. Bates of San Antonio, M. M. Bates of Wichita Falls, and C. F. Bates of Corpus Christi.

The funeral attendance was large and the following were pallbearers: Harry Thames, George Stamps, Carroll Russell, R. B. Molloy, L. T. Cocanaugh and Perry Cox.

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Francis Charles Radaz III
1875 - Aug 12, 1932

FRANCIS C. RADAZ WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Francis C. Radaz, aged 57 years, of Oil City, La., who died in Shreveport Friday from injuries received in an accident at a refinery at Oil City, will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodis church. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. Masons will be pallbearers.

The family resided in Corsicana a number of years ago. His wife, formerly Miss Pearl Bates of Corsicana, was buried here seven years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Francis C. Radaz and Molloy Radaz, both of Oil City, La., and a sister, Mrs. L. B. Grow, Tyler.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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LOUISANA MAN IS BURIED HERE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Francis C. Radaz, aged 57 years, who died in a Shreveport hospital Friday from injuries received in an accident at an oil refinery at Oil City, La., were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The family resided in Corsicana a number of years ago, Mrs. Readz, formerly Miss Pearl Bates of Corsicana, was buried here seven years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Francis C. Radaz, Jr., and Molloy Radaz both of Oil City, La., and a sister, Mrs. L. B. Grow, Tyler.

Local Masons had charge of the services at the grave and were pallbearers.

The services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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MANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS HERE ATTEND BURIAL F. C. RADAZ

The funeral service held Saturday afternoon at the Cumberland Presbyterian church for the late Mr. Francis Charles Radaz, of Oil City, La., brother-in-law of Miss Lillian Bates of this city, who died Friday in a Shreveport hospital from injuries received in an accident at a refinery in Oil City, was largely attended by friends of the J. Y. Bates family and out-of-town members of both families. His remains were sent to Corsicana for burial beside his wife, the former Miss Pearl Bates who preceded him in death by seven years, and the services were held in the Cumberland Presbyterian church at the request of the bereft sons, Francis Charles Jr., and Molloy, as their mother was a devout member of this church, and had been buried from this church. As Mr. Radaz was a Methodist, Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church conducted the services giving comfort and assurance to the bereft loved ones in the beautiful service. Mr. E. E. Burkhart, Mrs. Boyce Martin, Mrs. Homer Pace, Mrs. Arthur Absher and Mr. Robert Layton sang favorite hymns, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Liston Tatum. Following the services at the church the Masons concluded the funeral at the grave.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends were the two sons, Francis Charles and Molloy Radaz of Oil City, La., Mr. Radaz’s sister, Mrs. L. B. Grow and daughter, Mrs. Wesley Wingfield of Tyler, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bates and daughter of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bates of Corpus Christi; Mr. B. B. Bates, Dallas; O. E. Robertson and daughter, and W. F. Peddy and daughter, Miss Frances Farquah of Oil City, and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ferguson of Athens, La.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereft sons, Miss Bates and other members of the family by their Corsicana friends in the loss of this devoted father and brother-in-law, who was a most cultured and refined gentleman and quite a finished musician, as well as an all-around business man. His loss will be keenly felt not only by his family, but by all who knew him.

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William Molloy Radaz
1915 - Oct 22, 1932

LOUISIANA YOUTH KILLED IN AUTO CRASH BURIED HERE

Funeral services for William Molloy Radaz, aged 17 years, who was killed in an automobile accident at Oil City, La., Saturday night at 9:30, were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a brother, Francis Radaz, Oil City, La., and an aunt, Miss Lillian Bates, Corsican.

Boy Scouts were pallbearers and a Boy Scout escort was furnished at the funeral.

A violin duet was rendered by Misses Frances Kelly and Mauritte Henderson. Music was furnished by Mrs. H. F. Pace, Mrs. K. E. McKeown and E. E. Burkhart and S. K. Brietz.

It will be remembered his father, Francis Radaz was buried about two months ago. The elder was injured in an explosion.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Here For Radaz Funeral

Among out-of-town relatives and friends here for the funeral services of Molloy Radaz of Oil City, La., nephew of Miss Lillian Bates of this city, were his brother, Francis Radaz of Oil City, La., Mr. B. B. Bates of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bates and daughter, Clara Molloy Bates of Wichita Falls, Mr. O. L. Robinson, and daughter, Miss Maggie Robinson, Walker Waldron and Lonnie Hardy of Oil City. The latter two, accompanied the remains to Corsicana, they have been life-long friends of the deceased.

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Francis Charles Radaz
1913 - May 15, 1946

FRANCIS C. RADAZ, JR., DIES IN DALLAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Francis C. Radaz, Jr., aged 33 years, died in Dallas Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held here Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery, were interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, F. C. Radaz, 111, Port Arthur; two uncles, D. B. Bates, Austin, and Charles Bates, Corpus Christi; two aunts, Miss Lillian Bates, Corsicana and Mrs. L. B. Grow, Tyler.

The mother of Radaz was the late former Miss Pearl Bates of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Francis C. Radaz, Jr., Funeral Held Friday

Francis C. Radaz, Jr. aged 33 years, who died in Dallas Wednesday night, was buried Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, following services at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Edwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, F. C. Radaz, 111, Port Arthur; two uncles, L. B. Bates, Austin, and Charles Bates, Corpus Christi; two aunts Miss Lillian Bates, Corsicana and Mrs. L. B. Grow, Tyler.

The mother was the former Miss Peal Bates of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William James Weaver
Jul 14, 1870 - Feb 6, 1925

WEAVER DIED INJURIES RECEIVED IN HOME

THEORY ADVANCED DESIRE FOR REVENGE CAUSE FOR ATTACK

MYSTERY SURROUNDS DEATH OF LOCAL ATTORNEY ATTACKED IN HOME

Mystery shadows about the death of W. J. Weaver, who was found alone in his home in a comatose condition Friday, from which he failed to rally and died at the County Hospital at 6:10 o’clock Saturday morning.

A post mortem examination of Weaver’s body was made by physicians at the Sutherland undertaking parlors Saturday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

Dr. W. D. Fountain, Weaver’s physician, who attended him at the hospital and conducted the examination, is of the opinion that death was due directly to pneumonia developing in the man’s right lung from a large abrasion on the chest.

An examination of the body revealed bruises and abrasions about the forehead, face, right upper arm, chest, right leg, and back.

Bloodstains on the pillow cases and sheets on weaver’s bed, the trail of blood easily traceable from room to room, the disturbed condition of settled floor dust, bare footprints intermingling with rubber heal shoe prints on the back porch, bruises and abrasions on the dead man’s body, form an endless chain of circumstances of, mute evidence to the minds of physicians that a hand to hand encounter took place that may have continued for an hour.

Weaver died without regaining consciousness and his lips are forever sealed as to who may have entered his house in the darkness of the night. He was last seen by his friends and his brother, Jack Weaver, Sunday afternoon, when nothing abnormal in his manner was noticed. It is thought that the injured man lingered helplessly alone from Sunday night until his plight was discovered Friday shortly after noon.

The only laceration about the body anywhere that indicated he had lost blood is a laceration about the left ear. This wound, Dr. Fountain sewed up, and declared that insufficient blood could have exuded from the place to have sprinkled up the floor, and the doctor expresses the opinion that the ear was torn as by human hands, and that the blood stains on the floors was from the dead man’s assailant.

When police and other first entered the building they found the house in the wildest disorder. Chairs, tables and stoves were turned over; rugs were crumpled up, a big mirror and articles of furniture broken in pieces. The motive of robbery is apparently eliminated by the fact that Weaver’s trousers pockets were untouched. One trouser pocket contained forty some odd dollars.

Police are working on the case on the theory that Weaver was attacked by parties with malice seeking revenge for some grudge.

Chief of Police W. S. Knight and Assistant County Attorney Taylor were in attendance of the examination of the body. Following a minute survey of the wounds found on the body officers reached the revenge theory.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday morning from the residence of Jack Weaver, 633 West Collin street. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife and three children in California, two sisters in Alabama and his brother here. He was 54 years old.

Every room in the seven room house occupied by W. J. Weaver bears evidence of the desperateness of a struggle.

From appearances one would judge that Mr. Weaver was attacked while lying in his bed in the front bedroom. The pillows and bedding were more or less in place on the bed, but both were stained with blood. There was not a great quantity of blood on them as is the case when a person lies on them for some time, but looked as though the victim had been struck while asleep and had hastily arisen.

Weaver’s shoes were in place under the foot of the bed and his clothes were carefully laid out on a chair beside the door leading out into the front hall. Part of a broken chair was leaning against the dresser in the northwest corner of the room and the other part of the chair was lying back of the chair that contained his clothes near the door.

In the bedroom just south of the victim’s room, evidences of a struggle are traced in blood. Great areas of the room are covered with drops of blood. Dust covered everything and in this dust is traced the story of how he attempted to defend himself. An overturned gas stove near the door to the front bedroom along with the drops and blotches of dried blood mark the extent of the struggle.

The hall between the front bedroom and the living room was not particularly disturbed. A full glass of water setting on a small table in this hall gives evidence of one of Mr. Weaver’s last acts before retiring. In front of the ice box on the screened back porch, were bare footprints, which indicated that the victim had gone out there after he had prepared for bed. These bare foot prints are very clear.

The living room, just west of the front hall, gives indication that the struggle which took place there was very violent. An overturned heavy settee in the northeast corner of the room, fingerprints in the dust on the center table and piano, which may lead to the identification of the supposed assailant, and broken furniture show that Mr. Weaver, although fatally wounded, put up a game fight for his life.

The dining room just south of the living room shows most clearly how vigorously he defended himself. The big rug that covered the floor was kicked into a bunch about the leg of the dining table. Dust on the floor showed where the victim had fallen several times, clawing fingerprints on everything flat, giving indications that he was probably growing weaker as the struggle was continued in this room.

In the front bedroom on the west side of the house was almost completely wrecked. The mattress was torn from the bed, a large mirror of a dressing table was smashed and the glass scattered over the floor, a broken chair lay in one corner of the room and the final weak efforts of the victim in dragging himself to the mattress near the door are plainly evident.

The kitchen, just south of the dining room, does not show any marks of struggle, nor does the bathroom in the southeast corner of the house. However, in one corner of the bathroom an axe lay above a deep cut in the floor beside the door leading into the back bedroom. The blade apparently had been completely driven through the floor, but no blood on the axe or the floor would indicate that it had played any important part. An ice pick, rusty with some corrosive substance, lay in the bathtub there was found a heavy chisel with fresh rust on it. It is impossible to say that any of these articles played any part in the assault.

Only in the back bedroom was found any quantity of blood. The other rooms were carpeted, however, and it would be difficult, without a more careful search than was made, being made, to find or trace the exact route of the encounter.

That the assailants fought Weaver in the dark is a foregone conclusion and the condition of the furniture and the marks upon the different places, indicate the difficulty that the man had in defending himself.

Any number of different conjectures might be made as to the number of assailants and the causes for the assault, but it is evident by the condition of the bed in the victim’s bedroom and the undisturbed condition of his clothes on the chair beside the door, that robbery was not the motive of the crime.

The bare footprints in the dust on the floor of the screened porch might point to the fact that Mr. Weaver prepared himself a last bedtime lunch before he retired. The glass of water on the hall table points to the fact that he retired in a quiet frame of mind, undisturbed by any thought of a possible attack.

So violent was the fight in the dining room that the heavy dining table was pulled out to its fullest extent. It had been jerked from ts usual place in the center of the room and on the dust that covered it are a number of hand prints and clawing fingerprints, none of which are clear enough to assist in identifying the assailant.

The bed in the front bedroom on the west side of the house had been twisted almost completely around, with the head to the southwest and the foot to the northeast. The small dresser had been pulled completely out of its corner and turned so that the drawers faced the wall. The mirror had been jerked from its uprights and the uprights broken off.

Strange as it may seem, no windows in the house were bursted out during the conflict. In one window in the east side of the house there are two round holes that look as if they might have been made with a gun, but it is reported that these were made by boys shooting at the window with an air rifle. A hall tree with several coats and hats on it on the east side of the hall and just to the north of the door from the hall into the victim’s bedroom, was not disturbed.

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FUNERAL SERVICES W. J. WEAVER WERE HELD SUNDAY

LARGE NUMBER OF FRIENDS FOLLOW REMAINS TO LAST RESTING PLACE

Funeral services for W. J. Weaver, who died in the County Hospital early Saturday, were held at the home of his brother, Jack Weaver, 633 West Collin street, at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the services. There were a vast circle of friends present, and many beautiful floral offerings. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers were W. W. Harris, C. E. Williams, W. H. Jack, Jr., Albert R. Young, Beauford H. Jester, R. M. Tilley, Ballard W. George, L. J. Woods, J. S. Simkins, Fred Upchurch and Cleo Miller, all members of the Navarro County Bar Association. Honorary pallbearers were the following named members of the bar association: Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Judge Warren Hicks, J. M. Blanding, president of the association; W. W. Ballew, W. L. Bibb, J. S. Callicutt, B. L. Davis, H. B. Daviss, El J. Gibson, S. H. Jack, W. H. Jack, C. L. Jester, S. M. Kerr, Noris Lovett, T. W. Lovett, G. G. McBride, W. J. McKie, Richard Mays, Judge H. S. Melear, R. B. Molloy, H. C. Nash, R. R. Owen, R. E. Prince, H. S. Stone, W. A. Tarver, C. W. Taylor, W. M. Taylor, H. E. Traylor, Lawrence Treadwell, C. E. Upchurch, H. E. Wassell, J. H. Woods, A. L. Beason, J. F. Stout and A. H. Willie.

Mr. Weaver was born in Morgan county, Ala., 54 years ago, where he grew to manhood and entered into the practice of law. He came to Corsicana 29 years ago, where he has been active in the practice of law to the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shickle, Miss Helen and Miss Margaret, who are visiting in California at this time; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Brindley and Mrs. Thomas Brindley of Alabama, and one brother, Jack Weaver, of the Weaver-Reese Shoe Company, Corsicana.

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John Wesley Duren
May 23, 1842 - Jul 25, 1925

JOHN W. DUREN DIES AT HOME HERE AFTER FEW DAY’S ILLNESS

HAD BEEN RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MORE THAN 70 YEARS

John W. Duren, 83 years old, Confederate veteran, and for more than 70 years a resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 317 West Third avenue, at 6:50 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of only a few days.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of the deceased, 317 West Third avenue and will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hornbeak and Rev. Harry Davis of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Born in Pontotoc county, Miss., May 23, 1842, Mr. Duren came to Navarro county with his parents when a mere boy. He grew to young manhood in this county, enlisting in the Confederate army with which he served four years as a member of Hood’s Brigade.

Shortly following the war he returned home and was married February 7, 1866, to Miss Leora J. Kerr. To this union seven children were born, four of whom survive. His wife died five years ago.

Mr. Duren was one of the oldest residents of the county, and was probably as well known as any one in this section of Texas. He is survived by three grown daughters, Mrs. S. E. Gideon, Dallas, Mrs. Katherine Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. R. T. Jackson, Corsicana, and one son, R. W. Duren, Amarillo; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by one brother, Tom Duren, of Corsicana.

Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Jackson were at their father’s bedside when he passed away. R. W. Duren, the son is en route here from his home in Amarillo and Mrs. Gideon, one daughter, is visiting in Boulder, Colo., and efforts are being made today to locate her there.

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FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER CITIZEN HELD LATE TODAY

Funeral services for John W. Duren, 83, who died at his home here, 317 West Third avenue, Tuesday, were held at the residence at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. J. W. Hornbeck and Rev. Harry Davis conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers, were W. T. Drummond, T. C. Paul, W. J. Selig, W. A. McVey, Joe Reed and J. M. Tullos. All members of Camp Winkler, U.C.V. were named honorary pallbearers.

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Oscar James Spurling
Jan 29, 1898 - Aug 26, 1925

MOTHER AND SON DIED WITHIN HALF HOUR EACH OTHER

SON-IN-LAW OF CORSICANA MAN BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL

Oscar James Spurling, aged 27 years, son-in-law of J. J. Ashmore of Corsicana died in Dallas Sunday afternoon and the remains reached here yesterday afternoon and the funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of his wife’s parents, corner of Twenty-fourth street and Woodlawn avenue, Jester Addition, Rev. H. F. Thompson of the Methodist Protestant church officiated, and the burial in Oakwood was well attended.

The death of the deceased, came under peculiarly and circumstances. He was employed in the railroad yards in Wichita Falls, but had been in extreme ill health for some time. Saturday last he received a telegram telling him that his mother was dying at her home in Dallas, and accompanied by a friend, he left at once for Dallas, reaching his mother’s bedside at 5:30. The shock of seeing his dying mother was too severe for his condition, and he died at 5:30, and his mother passed away at 6 p.m. a half hour later.

The deceased had never lived in Corsicana, but had visited here frequently, and had many friends here who are saddened by his untimely death.

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Ed, please show as both Gray and Seale


Susan (Seale) Gray-Seale
Jul 27, 1860 - Jan 24, 1945

RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. A. C. SEALE; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. Seale, 84, lifelong resident of Navarro county, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Hamilton, Wednesday morning were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, two sons, a sister, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, January 25, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Wilburn Braxton Gray married Nov. 25, 1877 2nd husband A. B. Seale d/o Capt. William Franklin Seale, Dr. and Margaret Alabama (Mitchell) Seale (death certificate says A. B. Seale)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. A. B. SEALE HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. Seale, 84, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Hamilton, Wednesday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites, and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Seale was a daughter of Dr. W. F. Seale and Alabama Mitchell Seale, and granddaughter of Col. David R. Mitchell. Survivors of Mrs. Seale are: one sister, Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, Corsicana; two brothers, Franklin and Homer Seale, California; two sons, Edgar Gray, Austin; Fred Gray, Houston, a foster son, Fred Davis, Selman City, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. A. V. Swanson, Saco, Montana; Mrs. A. C. Grant, Fort Peck, Montana and Mrs. E. E. Hamilton, Corsicana.

As a child Mrs. Seale came to Navarro county from her native county, Jasper. She attended the common schools, and Baylor University, and then was married to W. B. Gray who passed away in 1925. Throughout her life Mrs. Seale was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She always had a lively interest in civic enterprises, working as a devoted Christian for the betterment of her community.

Active pallbearers were Earl Seale, Ford Munnerlyn, Louis Seale, Joe Seale, Tate Lindsey, and Finis Seale.

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Abbie (Seale) Lindsey
Dec 27, 1866 - Jun 28, 1946

MRS. F. J. LINDSEY VISITING DAUGHTER, DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, aged 79 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday night at 6 o’clock. She had been ill since Tuesday. Mrs. Lindsey was visiting a daughter, Mrs. Charles N. Beyrle, San Marino, Calif., at the time she was stricken.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for burial, but the time for the rites was not known here early Saturday afternoon.

Born at Jasper, Texas, Dec. 27, 1866, Mrs. Lindsey had resided in Corsicana most of her life. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church here since early in life and was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Seale, Corsicana pioneers. She was the widow of the late F. J. Lindsey who died here in 1932.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. M. Maddox, Dallas; and Mrs. Beyrle, San Marino, Calif.; a son, Tate Lindsey, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Staley Kessinger, South America; W. M. Maddox, Jr., Kansas, and Tate Lindsey, Jr., Corsicana; two great-grandchildren, Mrs. Peggy McGlothlin, Dallas, and W. M. Maddox 111, Kansas; a great-great-grandchild, Kit McGlothlin, aged six months, Dallas; two brothers, Franklin and Homer T. Seale, both of San Marino, Calif., and other relatives.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LINDSEY SLATED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, aged 79 years, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday night, will be held from First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. Mrs. Lindsey had been ill since Tuesday. She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles Beyrle, San Marino, Calif., at the time she was stricken.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Tuesday at 12:23 p.m. on the northbound Southern Pacific Lines train, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Beyrle, and will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Born at Jasper, Texas, Dec. 27, 1866, Mrs. Lindsey had resided in Corsicana most of her life, and had been a member of the Baptist church many years. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Seale, Corsicana pioneers. Mrs. Lindsey was the widow of the late F. J. Lindsey who died here in 1932.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. M. Maddox, Dallas; and Mrs. Beyrle, San Marino, Calif.; a son, Tate Lindsey, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Staley Kessinger, South America; W. M. Maddox, Jr., Kansas, and Tate Lindsey, Jr., Corsicana; two great-grandchildren, Mrs. Peggy McGlothlin, Dallas, and W. M. Maddox 111, Kansas; a great-great-grandchild, Kit McGlothlin, aged six months, Dallas; two brothers, Franklin and Homer T. Seale, both of San Marino, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Middleton, A. G. Elliott, J. N. Garitty, Earl Seale, Kerens; Finis Seale, Hood Cheney, Russell Purifoy and Roy Bristow.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. F. J. LINDSEY

Funeral services for Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, 79, who died in Huntington Beach, Calif., Friday night are to be held from the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church, of which Mrs. Lindsey had been a long time member. Mrs. Lindsey had resided in Corsicana most of her life and was visiting a daughter at the time she was stricken last week.

She was a native of Jasper, Texas, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Seale, Corsicana pioneers, and the widow of the late F. J. Lindsey who died here in 1932.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. M. Maddox, Dallas, and Mrs. Charles B. Beyrle, San Marino, Calif.; a son Tate Lindsey, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Staley Kassinger, South America; W. M. Maddox, Jr., Kansas, and Tate Lindsey, Jr., Kansas, and Tate Lindsey, Jr., Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Mrs. Peggy McGlothlin, Dallas, and W. M. Maddox, 111, Kansas; a great-great-grandchild, Kit McGlothlin, Dallas; two brothers, Franklin and Homer T. Seale, both of San Marino, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Middleton, A. G. Elliott, J. N. Garitty, Earle Seale, Kerens; Finis Seale, Hood Cheney, Russell Purifoy and Roy Bristow.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Emmit Luther Brewer
Aug 25, 1887 - Sep 29, 1925

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY IN HOUSTON

The body of E. L. Brewer, who died in Houston Monday, former resident of Corsicana, will arrive here Thursday morning, and funeral services will be held with burial in Oakwood cemetery at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Bank Sutherland, undertaker, will take the body in charge on its arrival here.

September 30, 1925 - Wednesday, Submitted by Diane Richards

Former Resident Here Buried in Oakwood.

The remains of E. L. Brewer, aged 39 years, arrived in Corsicana on the early morning train and the funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased died in Houston but was a former resident of Corsicana.

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Lucy Elizabeth “Bettie” (Owen) Barlow
Apr 15, 1869 - Mar 7, 1943

MRS. BETTIE BARLOW DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME LAST NIGHT

Mrs. Bettie Barlow, age 73 years, died suddenly at her home on North Highway 75 Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Revs. C. W. Pittman and W. S. Fisher, Methodist ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi Mrs. Barlow came to Texas in 1881, settling near Corsicana and has lived here since that time.

Surviving are her husband, C. B. Barlow, Corsicana, five sons, T. C. Barlow, Corsicana; C. T. Barlow, Corsicana; H. B. Barlow, Tupelo; M. B. Barlow, Corsicana; Leroy Barlow, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. M. E. Sikes, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Powell; Mrs. P. H. Pate, Emhouse; Mrs. William Robinson, Dallas; Mrs. Julia Mann, Corsicana; a brother, R. R. Owen, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. O’Neal, Emhouse; Mrs. A. B. Richards, Emhouse; Mrs. Julia DeRusha, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Mrs. Bettie Barlow Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Barlow, age 73 years, who died at her home Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Rev. C. W. Pittman and W. S. Fisher officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, five daughters, a brother, three sisters and other relatives.

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INFANT SON Terry
1924 - Feb. 6, 1925

Infant Died at Hospital.

The three-months-old son of Blundy Terry, who lives on East Seventh avenue, died at the County Hospital last night of pneumonia and interment was in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Robert L. Baker
Sep 16, 1921 - Oct 25, 1925

SMALL BOY PASSED AWAY EARLY SUNDAY AND BURIED OAKWOOD

Funeral services for R. L. Baker, aged 4 years, son of W. B. Baker were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The lad lived with his grandfather, H. R. Bryan who resides at the corner of West Fourteenth avenue and Thirty-First street.

The lad died Sunday morning at 4 o’clock.

Rev. R. Girard Lowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral services.

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Jane Almaren (Warren) Pratt
Aug 10, 1855 - Jan 12, 1925

Mrs. W. T. Pratt Died in Dallas

Mrs. Almaren Pratt, wife of W. T. Pratt, a former resident of Corsicana died in Dallas last night, and the funeral took place from the Methodist Protestant church here this afternoon at 3:30 with services conducted by Rev. W. A. Sanders of Wortham and interment in Oakwood.

The services were well attended and there were many beautiful flowers. The deceased was highly esteemed, and her family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their great sorrow.

The deceased is survived by her husband and these children: Mrs. Lottie Pratt Brown, Mrs. Clyde Richards, Mrs. E. F. McIntyre, and John, Frank and Lee Pratt.

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In Memoriam.

Mrs. W. T. Pratt, who passed to the beyond at her home, 709 North Ewing in Dallas, on January 12, after a brief illness, was a former resident of Corsicana, where she resided with her family for 24 years, and had many friends here whose sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Jane Almaren Pratt, was born August 10th, 1855, at Groesbeck, Texas, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Warren, having moved from Georgia in 1845. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt had traveled life’s pathway together for nearly 50 years and were soon to celebrate their golden wedding.

Mrs. Pratt is survived by her husband and the following sons and daughters; Mrs. Lottie Pratt Brown, Dallas; Mrs. Clyde Richards, Bartlett; Mrs. S. E. McIntyre, Wortham; Joe Pratt, Corsicana; John, Frank and Lee of Dallas all of whom were present when death came. Mrs. Pratt was brought to Corsicana for burial. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. A. Sanders of the Methodist Protestant church with interment in Oakwood. There were many beautiful flowers, and a large circle of sympathizing friends.

“She was a good old fashioned Christian mother, who did her preaching by living it,” sobbed a bereaved daughter. “she loved humanity and always had a smile and a word of encouragement for all.”

“The day before she passed away she called her family to her bedside and asked them if they would strive to meet her in heaven. And when they promised her, she knelt in a beautiful prayer of thanks, saying her life’s work was finished, her prayer of many, many years had been answered, and she was ready to go. She had fought the good fight and kept the faith”—a triumphant passing to the beyond after a life of sacrifice and devotion to those she loved.

The following lines by a well known author now read in thousands of homes become more sacred each day as one by one our mothers are passing to the Beyond:

Mother.

“I hold you dearest Mother mine,
From all the world apart,
Thoughts of your goodness softly shine,
Like sunlight on my heart,
Truest friend above all others
Gentlest, kindest, best of mothers.”

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Vera Alice (Needham) Middleton
Mar 24, 1903 - Dec 18, 1925

YOUNG WOMAN DIES COUNTY HOSPITAL; INTERMENT SUNDAY

Mrs. P. P. Middleton, aged 24 years died at the county hospital Friday night at 7:45 o’clock and the funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of John L. Ward, 798 North Twenty-third street. The remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the house will be conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and the Rebekas will have charge at the grave.

The deceased is survived by her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Needham, Jewett, five sisters and one brother.

Members of the subordinate I. O. O. F. Lodge and the REbekahs havew been called to meet at the lodge at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral services.

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Called

According to an announcement made Saturday morning by H. E. Traylor, secretary of the Corsicana I. O. O. F. Lodge, all members of the Lodge and Rebekahs are requested to meet at the Lodge at the corner of North Beaton street and Third avenue Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock to attend the funeral of Mrs. P. P. Middleton, member of the Rebekah Lodge.

All are urged to be on time.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. MIDDLETON

Funeral services for Mrs. P. P. Middleton, aged 24 years, who died at the County Hospital Friday night were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of John L. Ward, 508 North Twenty-Third street Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services at the house were conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Noble, Baptist minister of Waco. The Rebekahs had charge of the services at the grave.

The deceased is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Needham, Jewett, five sisters and one brother.

Following were the pallbearers: R. I. Kent, I. T. Kent, Robert Stell, J. A. Watt, Tom Spires and F. L. Sparkman.

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Mary Louise "Mollie" (Winkler) Frost
Jul 5, 1853 - May 10, 1925

MRS. FROST PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME HERE SUN. MORNING

WAS WIDOW OF LATE JUDGE SAM R. FROST—GREATLY BELOVED

Mrs. Mary L. Frost, aged 72 years, widow of the late Judge Sam R. Frost and daughter of Col. C. M. Winkler, a noted Texas jurist and soldier, passed away at 10:15 yesterday morning after an illness of more than a year, and the funeral took place at 3:30 this afternoon with services conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. W. Potter, of the First Methodist church, and her six sons-in-law, Col. A. N. Justiss, Max D. Almond, Guy M. Gibson, Geo. E. Jester, R. L. Calkins and A. D. Kneale, acting as pallbearers.

An immense throng attended the funeral and there was a great profusion of beautiful flowers.

The deceased is survived by nine children, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. Geo. E. Jester, Mrs. Max D. Almond, Mrs. Guy M. Gibson, Mrs. R. L. Calkins, Mrs. A. D. Kneale, Roger Frost, Clinton Frost and Barry Frost, and by two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Kate Mooring of Corsicana, Miss Mira Winkler of El Paso, C. M. Winkler of Fort Worth, Walton Winkler of El Paso and Tom Winkler of Waco.

Nineteen grand children also survive.

The deceased was reared and married in Corsicana. She was the daughter of Judge C. M. Winkler, a noted Confederate soldier and Texas Jurist, who was a member of he Texas Supreme Court at the time of his death. The deceased was a woman of many notable characteristics of mind and heart. Possessed of a naturally retiring and home-loving nature, she was yet a woman of a fine and highly cultivated mind and kept abreast of all that was good for her country and home. Her great and noble life was spent in the training and rearing of her large family, and they, although grown in manhood and womanhood, will yet miss her wise counsel and noble motherly admonition.

The community in which she herself was reared and in which she reared her large family, recognized in her one of the town’s noblest and best women, and her memory, like those of her distinguished father and husband, will live and be honored as long as time lasts with all who knew her and her many beautiful and lovable attributes of true womanly character will be a sacred heritage to Corsicana and all its people.

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First State Bank Closed This P. M.

The First State Bank closed its doors at 2 o’clock this afternoon out of respect to the memory of Mrs. S. R. Frost, who was buried at 3:30 Monday afternoon. Mrs. Frost was the mother of Mrs. George E. Jester. Mr. Jester being president of the First State Bank.

The firm of Boynton and Calkins, Ford dealers, was also closed out of respect to the memory of Mrs. Frost, she being the mother-in-law of Mr. R. L. Calkins of this firm.

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Peter Frank Hackel
Sep 16, 1864 - Apr 6, 1925

Remains Were Buried Here.

The remains of a man named Hackle, who lived here near twenty-five years ago, and who died at Marlin Sunday, where he had lived since leaving here, were brought here yesterday by the Marlin undertaker and interred in Oakwood. The body was brought by auto hearse across the country and the body was interred by the Marlin undertaker in Oakwood at a lonely funeral. Mr. Sutherland only having been requested by telegram to have a grave dug on a certain lot for a grown person.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 7, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Viola Elizabeth (Davidson) Hackel buried in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Texas s/o Frederick Hackel and Anna (Dillinger) Hackel buried in Cedars Memorial Gardens, Mineola, Tx.

Walton Sloan Molder
Jul 6, 1890 - May 20, 1925

Mrs. Molder and her daughters, Mrs. Arthur Caldwell and Mrs. Walter Burgess, have the heartfelt sympathy of their host of Corsicana friends in the loss of their son and brother, Mr. Walton Molder, who passed to his reward on Wednesday noon and was buried this morning from the home of Mrs. Burgess. Mr. Molder had been in ill health the past two years, yet his death came as a shock and surprise to his many friends who did not know that he had suddenly grown worse.

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Kate (Sloan) Molder is:


Eliza Catherine “Kate” (Sloan) Molder
May 7, 1855 - Sep 19, 1947

MRS. KATE S. MOLDER FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Kate Sloan Molder, aged 92 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Burgess early Friday morning. She suffered a broken hip in a fall several months ago.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent, assisted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Born, March 7, 1855 on a plantation near Greenville, Ala., the daughter of the late Hugh Sloan and Eliza Rutledge Sloan, Mrs. Molder came to Navarro county as a young girl and had made her home in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Caldwell and Mrs. Burgess, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Sloan, Dallas; Ben Sloan, San Antonio; Frank Caldwell, Dallas; H. T. Sparks, Percy Sparks, Douglas Almond and Edgar Blackburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 19, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Frank Molder buried in Dresden cemetery (Her death certificate says d/o Kate (Burgess) Sloan (this is wrong)–brother Alexander Colvin Sloan’s death certificate says s/o Eliza Rutledge (Colvin) Sloan) also obits has Eliza)

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SATURDAY RITES FOR MRS. KATE MOLDER; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Sloan Molder, aged 92 years, who died Friday morning, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist Superintendent, assisted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

A native of Greenville, Ala., Mrs. Molder came to Navarro county as a young girl and had resided in Corsicana for many years. She fell several months ago and suffered a broken hip.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Caldwell and Mrs. Walter Burgess, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, John Sloan, San Antonio; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Sloan, Dallas; Ben Sloan, San Antonio; Frank Caldwell, Dallas; H. T. Sparks, Percy Sparks, Douglas Almond, Edgar Blackburn and Ralph Tatum

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family

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Minnie Lee Richmond
Jul 8, 1901 - Jun 8, 1925

FORMER STATE HOME GIRL DIED IN DALLAS BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Miss Minnie Lee Richmond, 23 years old, who died at Dallas Monday, were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with Dr. E. P. Kennedy pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Special music was furnished by Roy Leeds, assisted by a number of girls from the State Home.

Miss Richmond spent eight years at the State Home and after graduating, attended one year at Baylor, and had been working as a stenographer in Dallas for the past two years. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tom Hendrix of Mexia and Miss Nell Richmond of the State Home, and three brothers, L. O. Richmond of Dallas, and Ruford and Ermon Richmond of the State Home.

The body arrived from Dallas on the noon car.

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Josephine (Seargeant) Colwell
Dec 8, 1854 - Feb 6, 1925

Died in Fort Worth, Will Be Buried Here

Special to the Sun.

Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 7.—Mrs. John Caldwell died in a Fort Worth hospital. She is survived by Mrs. Charles Hagins of Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Baker of Fort Worth and H. A. Caldwell of Fort Worth.

Corsicana Daily Sun, Feb. 7.—Mrs. John Caldwell, aged 55 years, died in Fort Worth yesterday and the remains reached here this morning and will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Charles Hagins of 1104 North Beaton street is a daughter of deceased is employed at the Clopton Planing Mills.

The funeral services will be held at the home of Charles Hagins on North Beaton street. The Board of Stewards of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church will act as pall bearers.

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Funeral Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Mrs. John Caldwell yesterday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Hagin on North Beaton street, was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The stewards of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church acted as pallbearers and Rev. D. A. Chishelm, the pastor officiated.

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John Albert Colwell
Apr 4, 1860 - Aug 3, 1920

Died Here Last Night.

John Caldwell, aged 60 years, who lived here years ago, and for some years past a resident of Fort Worth died here last night at 503 East Seventh Avenue, and the funeral will take place Thursday, the hour to be announced later from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, with interment in Oakwood. The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. J. T. Baker, Corsicana, B. A. Caldwell and C. W. Caldwell of Fort Worth and Mrs. Chas. Hagan of Corsicana.

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Charles Hagins
d. 1955

Charles Hagins Dies Saturday

Charles Hagins, 65, retired operator of the Clopton and Hagins Planing Mill, died early Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital following a several months illness.

A native of Jefferson City, Mo., Hagins had resided in Corsicana and had been connected with the planning mill since 1914. Ill health caused his retirement several months ago.

Hagins was a member of the First Methodist church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, J. C. Hagings, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Lawson, Pasadena; and a granddaughter, Barbara Lawson, Pasadena.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon but will be held sometime Monday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Corley will direct.

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Charles Hagins Services Monday

Funeral services for Charles Hagins,65, retired owner of the Clopton and Hagins Planing Mill, who died early Saturday in Memorial Hospital, will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a member.

A native of Missouri, Hagins came to Corsicana in 1914 and was active in business until ill health forced his retirement several months ago. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, J. C. Hagins, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Lawson, Pasadena, and a granddaughter, Barbara Lawson, Pasadena.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, Curry Butler, Joe Farmer, Albert Fullerton, C. B. Haley, Loyd Chambliss, A. G. Elliott and C. C. Crowson.

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