THURSDAY---JANUARY 7, 1904
It is reported that W.H.
Johnson a brother to H.O.
Johnson, formerly editor of this paper is reported to have
lost his life in the great Chicago theater fire.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 14, 1904
On next Sunday evening at 2:30 o'clock, memorial services will be held
at the P.C. church in this city in memory of the late lamented
Brigadier General John B. Gordon,
of Georgia, who died at Miami Fla. on the 9th inst. The public generally
and all pastors specially are invited to be present to pay a last homage
to this valiant son of the chivalric south.
W.M. Dugan left Monday night for Perryville
Ky., in response to a telegram announcing the death of his only brother,
John Bouldin father of Atty.
Frank Bouldin of Ft. Worth and
brother-in-law to the older
Collinses of this place, died at
his home in Jackson Co. Ala. on the 12th inst.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 21, 1904
Roy Good a promising young boy of Grapevine
prairie died last Friday and was buried Saturday. He was a nephew of
Mrs. J.M. Moore of this city. Mr.
and Mrs. Moore attended the funeral Saturday.
Mr. Moore returned Sunday but Mrs.
Moore remained a few days with the grief stricken family.
On last Saturday night J.T. (Dutch)
McFadden died at his home near Carlisle Academy of apoplexy
Saturday, when it was learned that he was dangerously low, some of his friends
appeared before Judge King and
made complaint against Frank
Brummett for inflicting a blow in an altercation with Mr. McFadden
out at his (McFaddens) farm on New Year's day, which they alleged caused
his death. Constable Bob Feemster
went out and arrested Mr. Brummett and he was placed under a $500 bond to
await further developments. Sunday morning Drs.
Jones held an autopsy and upon
their evidence Brummett was held under a $100 bond to await the action of
the grand jury. Mr. McFadden was an old and well known citizen and his death
is much deplored. He leaves a wife and 6 children to mourn his loss. He was
buried Sunday evening at Watson cemetery, funeral services being conducted
by Brother D.C. Sibley of this
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 4, 1904
BANARD CONINE DEAD.
Banard Conine a most exemplary and most unfortunate young man paid the last debt and ended his sufferings last Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Conine was only 27 years old, and for 10 years has been a great sufferer from epilepsy. He was a devout member of the Methodist church greatly admired by those who knew him best. Owing to the nature of his affliction he has led a very retired life since he came here.
The remains were interred in Arlington cemetery Friday evening
Rev. J.W. Lee officiating. His
sister Miss Lois who administered
to him so faithfully and tenderly during his last hours and other friends
and relatives have much sympathy in this sad bereavement.
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 18, 1904
John Stell died on the 16th and was
buried on the 17th. Young Stell was raised here but the past few years has
lived in Ft. Worth. He came home to his aged parents a week or so ago sick,
and never recovered. Funeral services were held by
Rev. J.W. Lee.
Mrs. D.S. Rider, mother of our townsman
J.W. Rider died at her home in
Upshur Co. on the 7th inst. Mr. and Mrs. Rider went out to be present on
the sad occasion returning on the 10th. Mr. Rider's many friends here sympathize
with him in his loss.
Henry, the little son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith died Tuesday
and was buried in the Ford cemetery.
The 4 year old son of Luther
Young who lives near Handley was buried in the cemetery here
Mrs. Lee Clark east of town, the wife
and mother of a most estimable family died on the evening of the 15th inst.
of measles and pneumonia. The bereaved family has the sympathy of a large
circle of friends and relatives in their hour of sorrow.
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 25, 1904
THANKS--Mr. and Mrs. B.B.
Geo. W. Coulter of this place has received
news of the death of his only brother R.L.
Coulter, of Chattanooga Tenn., on the 18 inst. Uncle George
feels the loss keenly the more so as he did not have an opportunity to see
his brother, before he died. His many friends here sympathize with him in
his great loss, as much as it is possible for one who has never lost an only
brother, to do.
THURSDAY---MARCH 10, 1904
Mrs. E.V. Bell, a sister of
Uncle Geo. Coulter, died last Saturday
at Dallas, and was buried Sunday evening. Mr. Coulter was with his sister
when the end came. His sons
Leslie went up Sunday to attend
the funeral. It will be remembered that Mr. Coulter's only brother died in
Tenn. about a week ago and this second death in the family in so short a
time makes it a peculiarly sad one.
THURSDAY---MARCH 17, 1904
THE WATSON COMMUNITY
REED-at his home, on the morning of March 14, Mr. Frank Reed passed peacefully away. With sad and broken hearts, his devoted father, mother, brothers and sisters, and a large company of friends followed the remains to the grave.
He was a motorman for the North Texas Tractor Co., and there were 34 of his fellow motorman and conductor friends to pay their last tribute to their loved friend. There was not perhaps a young man in the entire community more generally loved and highly respected than was Frank Reed.
He realized that he was going to die and gave expressions of positive assurance that he was not afraid to die and that he was going home to die no more." The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D.C. Sibley at the cemetery, after which he was laid to rest in the Watson cemetery.
May God bless and comfort the sorrowing family and give us all a spirit
of submission to our Fathers will.
At 7:30 a.m. on the 11 inst. the spirit of sweet little Norton Hammack left the fever racked body and wended its way to a home in the mansions above where the dear Savior had prepared a place for it. A sweet little bud born on earth to open a full flower in the garden above where it will ever live. No blighting frost to nip it there. Christ said, "suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." It is sweet to think our darling is a bright angel now. He was so loving and beloved by all, how much we will miss him; yet "not our will but thine be done." The little darling was taken with measles on Friday and on the next Friday he left us. May God comfort the sorrowing parents grandparents and friends. He was born in Arlington, Tx. to his parents, T.R. and Effie Hammack on Jan. 19, 1901. His stay on earth was short but O, how sweet! His little body was placed in the Oak Lawn cemetery Friday afternoon funeral services at grave by Rev. Little.
The little 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Perry Roy died Saturday of pneumonia, after an illness of 5
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam M.
Murray died Friday of measles, and was buried in the cemetery
Frank Reed a young man about 25 years
old died at the home of his parents 3 or 4 miles northeast of town, Monday
morning at 3 o'clock, and was buried Monday evening. Mr. Reed was working
on the street cars at Ft. Worth until last Wednesday week when he came home
suffering from cold and lagripp. This rapidly developed into pneumonia and
death followed. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his death.
A telegram was received here Tuesday afternoon from New York announcing
the death of Mrs. A.J. Rogers in
that City on the morning of the same day. Mrs. Rogers left Dallas a month
ago with her husband who was going east to buy goods for his several houses
at different points in Texas. The body will be taken to St. Louis for interment.
Mr. Rogers has a large circle of
friends here and elsewhere who will sympathize with him in this sore
THURSDAY---MARCH 24, 1904
Mr. Bellamy died Monday and was buried
in the Ford cemetery Tuesday. Mr. Bellamy has lived in our community for
a number of years and his absence will be felt by all.
Rev. Sibley conducted the funeral
THURSDAY---MARCH 31, 1904
Mrs. J.D. Uselton, who has been very
sick for some weeks and at whose bedside relatives and friends have watched
for several days with serious anticipation, Wednesday night passed beyond
the reach of the cruel pangs of earthly pain, leaving a sorrowing husband
and 4 little boys, who in their bereavement, have the sympathy of the entire
Carroll Reed an old and highly respectable
citizen of Watson community died Wednesday morning after a short confinement
of pneumonia. The remains were interred at West Fork cemetery Thursday evening
at 2 o'clock. Rev. D.C. Sibley
conducted the funeral exercises. This is the second death in this family
from pneumonia, a son having died about 10 days ago. The surviving members
of the family have much sympathy in these sad bereavements. The Reed family
is a large one and have been highly favored heretofore, as to sickness and
death. But sooner or later the call comes to all.
News was received here this week of the death of
Mrs. Ran Hammack at Amarillo on
the 25th inst. Mrs. Hammack was a daughter of uncle
Press Miller south of town and
had a large circle of friends in and around Arlington.
The 2 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Steed died at the home of its
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James
Hitt 3 miles southeast of town, on the 30 inst. Interment at
the West Fork cemetery at 3 o'clock p.m. March 31. Services conducted by
Rev. D.C. Sibley. Mr. Steed is
an employee of Swift and Co. Ft. Worth.
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