One of the saddest deaths Arlington has
had in a long time was that of young Frank Wynne,
who on last Friday morning passed peacefully away at St. Paul's Sanitorium
in Dallas. The remains were shipped to Arlington and on Saturday were interred
in the old cemetery at Johnson Station. He was but fairly launched on life's
sea when the summons came. For quite awhile he has been a great sufferer
from consumption, which he contracted while faithfully nursing a brother
who was suffering with the same disease. All that skill and loving hands
could do, was done for him during his last days, but nothing could stay the
dread disease. He leaves behind a short bright history unsullied by the fiercer
conflicts that always come in later life.
DEATH OF AUNT MARGARET
On last Friday at the home of G.W. Coulter, Aunt Margaret Hutchison, one of the oldest citizens of the town passed away. Mrs. Hutchison was a native of Tenn., but had spent almost an average life time in Texas. Eight years ago her husband preceded her in death, since which time she has made her home with her nephew G.W. Coulter. At the time of her death she was in her 84th year. The funeral services were held Saturday evening at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Coulter and was largely attended.
Rev. W.B. Fitzhugh
conducted the services and paid a high tribute to heads grown gray in God's
service, to lives that through long years, have shed beauty and fragrance
along life's pathway, and when the evening of life came, closed as peacefully
and gracefully as a flower. No apology is needed for such lives, no regrets
linger behind, the sorrow that is a "part of human nature is short of much
of its bitterness in contemplation of such a life. Mrs. Hutchinson's death
was due to an attack of pneumonia. She was sick only a few days.
The wife of Rev. J.P. Sibley out on Walnut Creek died of pneumonia Sunday evening at five o'clock. Rev. D.C. Sibley went out to see her Sunday and left her feeling better in the evening and they had hopes of her recovery, but death came shortly after he left. The surviving family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and relatives.
DALLAS: W.P. Overton died Sunday at his home about four miles south of Dallas. He was 81 years of age, and it is said that he has lived in Dallas county longer than any living man. He was born in Missouri February 2, 1822, and came to Dallas in 1843 or 1844, or something like sixty years ago. In 1849 he went to California with about 400 men and he is the last survivor of that body of men. He was twice married and leaves a wife and two children as members of his present household.
BODY RECOVERED AFTER A MONTH.
FORT WORTH: The badly decomposed body of Hunrix Long, who disappeared Dec. 20, and whose wagon and team were sold by a now unknown party in this city, was recovered Friday in the Trinity River half a mile below the Rock Island bridge. He had been murdered and the body thrown into the river.
MOSE MCLEMORE KILLED.
GREENVILLE: Mose McLemore was killed ten miles south of this city Thursday morning. B.F. Nix is in jail here. McLemore was killed in Nix's barn. Both men were neighbors. Nix is about 40 years of age and McLemore was a young man.
David Hahn, once a citizen of Arlington, died at Lutesville, Mo., Jan. 27, 1903. Funeral notices have been received by numerous friends at his place. Citizens who knew him speak in highest terms of him, and greatly deplore his death. Mr. Hahn had reached the ripe old age of 71 years, 10 months and 23 days.
Mrs. E.W. Davis,
one of the oldest citizens of Waxahachie, died Sunday after a brief illness,
aged 75 years.
SMASHED TO A PULP.
FORT WORTH: Sam Palmer, a single Negro, aged 19 years, was literally mashed to death Friday afternoon at the Fort Worth compress. No one saw the unfortunate man killed, but after he had been missed for some time a search was made, and his body was found under the platform where it had been mashed to a pulp from the shoulder down. The Negro was working at the press, and some of the ties had slipped and he went under the platform to place them right when the heavy press came down upon him.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Printed from the Lutesville (Mo.) Banner--David Hahn departed this life on Jan. 17th 1903. Resolution by Hall of Trowel Lodge No. 430, A.F. & A.M., Marble Hill, Mo.
FRANK SMITH'S FATAL FALL
DALLAS: Saturday evening Frank Smith, a sign painter, fell from the sixth story of the Juanita building to the top of the Marshall two story building and received injuries that caused his death about an hour later. Deceased was about 45 years old and had worked in Dallas & Ft. Worth several years.
J.M. LOWE DEAD
J.M. Lowe, a brother to Alderman Cy Lowe and Ex-County Commissioner Albert Lowe, a prominent and useful citizen, passed peacefully away at his home in west Arlington on the evening of the 5th instant at ? o'clock, after an illness of several months.
Brother Lowe's kindness and gentleness of heart, his deep sense of piety and religious devotion and uprightness of character naturally drew about his deathbed a host of friends who watched prayerfully and tenderly during his last hours. He was attended by Dr. M.H. Cravens, assisted by his brother, Dr. S.C. Cravens, and all that science and loving hands could do was done, but to no avail.
He was born in McMinn Co., Tenn. Jan. 21, 1846, was reared principally in Catoosa Co. Ga., moved to Johnson Co. TX., near Mansfield in 1882, and from there came to Arlington about 14 years ago.
He was a member of the Baptist church about 35 years. At the time of his death he was a member of the Pleasant Ridge church, a few miles out from town in the settlement where he owned considerable real estate; and it is here where his loss will be most keenly felt. He has been like a father to this church and his place will be hard to fill.
A wife and 5 children, one sister and 3 brothers survive him.
Beautiful funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday morning March 7th, by
Rev. M.C. Jackson.
Brother Lowe was a great lover of sacred music, and as the songs he loved so well and had led so often, were sung softly and sweetly above his still pale form, and his beautiful and unostentatious life contemplated, death was, indeed, robbed of much of its bitterness, our hearts were soothed and comforted and we could say, "God's will be done."
His favorite song, "Asleep in Jesus" was sung amid tears and sobs. After the religious services, the Masons took charge and conducted services according to the beautiful ritual of this ancient order.
Interment was at Rehoboth cemetery south of town where other members of his family are buried. A friend.
of Scurry County formerly a citizen of Arlington and a County Commissioner
from this precinct was here with his brother J.M.
Lowe during his last illness. Mrs. Sallie
Bradley a daughter, of Collinsworth Co. was also with him.
CAPT. B.N. BOREN DEAD
DALLAS: Capt. B.N. Boren died very suddenly Monday night at his home. The cause assigned is heart trouble. Death came about 10:45 o'clock. Capt. Boren had been down during the afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock, had returned to his home apparently in fair health and had retired early. Probably 15 min. before the end came he was aroused from slumber by the attack.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Arlington Lodge No. 47 F.U. of A.--for J.M. Lowe
Mrs. Robert Swaim of Johnson Station died Tuesday night and was buried there at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The following deaths are reported, Mesdames Ring and Lockey.
formerly a citizen of this place, died Sunday at Wylie.
Col. Spruance went over to Wylie Monday and says
the body was shipped to Hubbard City in Hill Co. where interment took place
Uncle Josh Ditto
on last Wednesday morning received a telegram from his son-in-law
J.O. Feemster out in Knox Co. announcing the
sad news of the death of the baby of the family; caused by the accidental
discharge of a gun in the hands of a little sister ten or twelve years old.
Mr. Feemster and family formerly lived here and have many friends and relatives
who sympathize with them in this sad blow.
Thos. Bailey aged about 65, who lived alone with his Aunt, Grandma King in the east part of town died Saturday evening and was buried Sunday afternoon. Rev. Barcus conducted the funeral exercises.
Mrs. Tom Rudd was called to Dallas to attend the death of her sister, Mrs. Sam Strahan.
Col. R.A. Davis one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most highly respected citizens of Waxahachie committed suicide last week by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver. Ill health was the cause. He was 82 years old and worth about $100,000.
died at St. Joseph's Infirmary in Dallas last Saturday. The remains were
shipped here Sunday evening and interred at Johnson Station Monday. Mrs.
Strahan was a highly respected and well connected lady, and her death while
not unexpected, is none the less regretted.
MURDER AND SUICIDE
WILL PHILLIPS MURDERS HIS WIFE AND THEN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE.
A tragedy which shocked the community from center to circumference was enacted Tuesday morning about 10 o'clock near Johnson Station, 3 miles south of here when Will Phillips deliberately murdered his wife and shortly after took his own life.
They had been married only about 2 months and on last Saturday, Mrs. Phillips, because of ill treatment, left him and returned to the home of her father, Billie Yates. Monday Mr. Phillips came to her father's home and tried to persuade her to return with him but she refused and told him she would never live with him again. At this time he made threats but no one thought seriously of it until Tuesday morning when he appeared again at the Yates home with a double barreled shot gun. Mrs. Yates refused him entrance and he left, when Mrs. Phillips went to the field where her father was at work to warn him, and as she returned to the house she was intercepted by Phillips.
No one saw the meeting or knows what passed between them, but when the first shot was fired both her father and mother looked and saw her falling and Phillips shoot her the second time.
Phillips turned and went to the home of his father, about 400 yards distant, and told what he had done and expressed his intention to suicide. His father, mother and two brothers tried to prevent him from carrying out his intention but he would not let them come near him. He went to the front yard gate, placed his gun on the ground and knelt in the attitude of prayer. When he had finished, he got up, placed the gun on top of the gate, with the muzzle against his forehead and discharged both barrels, tearing away the whole top of his head.
Thus ends two young lives in a tragedy that casts the darkest gloom over two homes and shocks the whole community where it occurred.
Mrs. Phillips was the widow of Dave Patterson and leaves two small children. She is connected with some of the best families in Arlington, and there is no better citizen than her father Billie Yates.
AGONIZING DEATH OF NEGRO MAN
DALLAS: Through the explosion of a pitch distill at the Oak Cliff Paper Mills, Harrison Henderson, a Negro stableman, was scalded to death by boiling tar. Henderson, who was about 40 years of age, was in the building where the still is located and was the only person near. People outside heard a muffled explosion and screams of pain, and, rushing in found Henderson writhing on the ground spattered with the soft, blazing liquid. The flames were extinguished with some difficulty and physicians summoned, but too late to do more than afford temporary relief to the suffering Negro, who died some minutes later.
KILLED INSTANTLY BY A TRAIN
DALLAS: Fred James, aged 21, employed as a life insurance solicitor, was caught under an eastbound freight train Sunday morning at the Texas and Pacific passenger depot and instantly killed. The body was literally torn into bits and portions of the unfortunate young man were scattered along the track for over 200 feet. The fragments were gathered up by sickened witnesses.
A shocking tragedy and suicide was enacted
a few miles west of here on the Phillips farm, by Will
Phillips. As Mrs. Phillips was crossing
the field, her husband waylaid her and fired two loads of squirrel shot into
her at a distance of 3 or 4 inches, killing her instantly. He then went to
the house, tied a string to the gate post and to the trigger, placed the
muzzle of the gun above his left ear and blew the top of his head off, scattering
brains everywhere. Family troubles the cause.
J.L. Brewer a highly respected citizen living seven miles south of town died Saturday evening from an attack of typhoid. Deceased leaves a wife five children and many relatives to mourn his death. Interment under the auspices of the K.P. Lodges of Arlington and Grand Prairie, took place Sunday evening at the Watson School house. Rev. W.D. Sibley conducted the exercises.
On last Sunday morning at one o'clock Aunt Jane West, aged 72 years died at the residence of her sister Mrs. Ramsey. Mrs. West was well as usual Saturday night, and during the night began complaining and died next morning at one o'clock. She has lived here a long time and leaves many friends and relatives to deplore her loss. Funeral services were held Sunday evening at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Ramsey conducted by Rev. M.C. Jackson pastor of the Baptist church. After which interment was had at Johnson Station.
Fort Ramsey came in Sunday from Longview to attend the funeral of his Aunt, Mrs. West, and stayed over the week with the folks at home.
NEGRO SHOT DOWN IN DALLAS
DALLAS: Green Pollard, a Negro who had recently come to Dallas from Ft. Worth and Cleburne, became engaged in an altercation, with Tom Cheatham, another Negro, Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock on Commerce St. near Ervay, and was shot and instantly killed. Pollard was shot through the chest and in the forehead and sank to the sidewalk expiring instantly.
Last Friday one of our oldest citizens, Aunt Hosea Green passed away, she was 84 years old. Her remains were deposited in the Bear Creek Cemetery Sunday at 4 p.m. There was a very large crowd at the burial. We deeply sympathize with her children and loved ones.
Mr. Steeley's little boy aged two and a half months was buried here Tuesday. He died of congestion.
living near town went over to Dallas last Sunday to visit a daughter, and
while there became suddenly ill and died in a few hours. He was buried Monday
at Oakland Cemetery at Dallas, Rev. Loranz conducting
the funeral. Mr. McKinney was 66 years old, was a Mason, an ex-confederate
veteran, a member of the Methodist church and a highly respected citizen.
The pallbearers were O.P. Grant, Walter Grant, R.D.
Terrell, Howard Cliff, Dave Frank, W.L. Vaughn.
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