THURSDAY---SEPTEMBER 22, 1904
Mrs. Susan Hoot an old and highly
respected citizen died very suddenly at her home 6 miles southwest of town
Friday evening. She was related to the
Subletts and other old settlers
in this part of the state.
THURSDAY---SEPTEMBER 29, 1904
Robert Goin who went to Aubrey 2 weeks
ago to see his Uncle Sanford
Slatton, has returned bringing the news of his uncles death
which occurred Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
W.W. Smith who has been running a
delivery wagon here for sometime died Monday night after a short illness
from Meningitis. Mr. Smith was highly respected by all who knew him, and
his death was much deplored. The body was embalmed and prepared for shipment
by undertaker, J.P. Jones, and
accompanied by the bereaved wife and little children, and a brother, left
Tuesday evening for Tenn., his old home, where the body will be laid to rest.
The brother arrived from East Texas Monday night just after he died.
Mr. and Mrs. Meek and
Mr. Drury Smith, were attendants
at the bedside of their kinsman Mr. Wiley
Smith, who died at Arlington Monday night.
THURSDAY---OCTOBER 20, 1904
Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rudd's little 14
months old baby died at their home at Aspermont away out in west Texas, Sunday
night. The remains accompanied by the sorrowing young parents arrived here
Monday night and were carried out to the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Elliott, parents
of Mrs. Rudd. Funeral services
were held Tuesday morning by Rev. M.C.
Jackson after which the remains were interred in Arlington
cemetery. The little fellow was much idolized, being the first born to the
parents, the first and only grandchild on each side of the house, and the
first and only great-grandchild of Mr. and Mrs.
R.W. Collins. The parents have much sympathy in this dark hour
THURSDAY---OCTOBER 27, 1904
The little 2 year old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
J.B. Post out southwest of town died and was buried Friday.
Friday night the bereaved young parents went to stay with a friend and next
morning when Mr. Risinger father
of Mrs. Post went over to feed the stock he found a good mare dead in the
The little 15 months old girl of Mr. and
Mrs. J.A. Taylor died on the 24th and was buried out at the
Noah cemetery, where they have another child buried. Their little boy, the
only remaining child, is also very sick. The bereaved family has the sympathy
of many friends in which the Journal joins.
Leta, little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Post was buried at
this place last week.
THURSDAY---NOVEMBER 3, 1904
Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rudd, who a week
ago brought the remains of their baby back here from west Texas for interment,
have decided to return here to live. The Doctor has gone back to wind up
his business and will return and open an office here and resume the practice
THURSDAY---NOVEMBER 10, 1904
Mr. Hence Poe, an old settler near
Mansfield was buried here Wednesday.
HENCE POE DEAD.
Hence Poe an old and well known citizen
living between here and Mansfield died Tuesday after several weeks sickness.
The interment took place Wednesday evening at Johnson Station. Several people
came down here from Ft. Worth, who with others from here drove down to the
funeral. Mr. Poe was a man of strongly marked personality. He was a wholesouled
generous man; one who made many friends and always stuck to them through
thick and thin. During his long residence here he has acquired considerable
property. He was a stockholder and director in the Bank of Mansfield at Mansfield
and in the Arlington National Bank of this place. Notwithstanding all this,
he always preferred his farm and country home to city life. He had a magnificent
country home, was fond of the hunt and chase, always kept a pack of fine
dogs, and was a great entertainer of his friends from the towns and cities
when they found time to get off for a hunt. Many will hear with sorrow of
the passing away of this unique character.
THURSDAY---NOVEMBER 17, 1904
JOHN C. ROY DEAD.
John C. Roy an old and highly respected citizen passed away Saturday at 1 o'clock.
For nearly a year Mr. Roy has been practically confined to his room as a result of a paralytic stroke. He suffered much, but bore it bravely. Much compassion has been felt for him in his long suffering, and when the announcement was made Saturday morning that he had passed away the whole city took on a tinge of sadness, while relatives and those intimately acquainted with the fine old gentleman, bowed in deepest grief. Mr. Roy has lived a long, useful and successful life among this people. Raised a large family of honorable children, amassed a nice fortune, has aided vastly in the material development, was a mason of high standing, and during the 60's served in the defense of his south land against the northern foe.
The high esteem in which he was held by his neighbors of a half century's acquaintance was attested by the large concourse of people gathered at the C.P. church Sunday morning to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one, and the lavish floral offerings that wreathed the bier at the church, and later the grave at the cemetery. The funeral services at the church were conducted by Rev. W.B. Fitzhugh, after which the remains were carried to Johnson Station and laid to rest by the side of his wife who preceded him several years ago.
The masons conducted the burial according to the beautiful ritual of the order, occupying almost 2 hours. All his children, 8 in number were with him during his last illness, Will Roy of Mississippi arriving only a short time before his death.
Quite a number of friends came down from Ft. Worth to attend the funeral,
among whom were Judge and Mrs. Mike E.
Smith, Mrs. James Anderson, Senator
Will Hanger, Chief of Police
Will Rea, Sheriff
John Honea, Deputy Sheriff
Walter Roark, County Attorney
Jeff D. McLean, Congressman
O.W. Gillispie, Atty.
W.B. Scott, J.K. Winston,
Atty. T.W. Dunn, Ed Elliott Deputy
County Clerk, R.C. Armstrong Jr., Mr.
Renfro Cashier of the American National Bank, and
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roy, Judge
Terrell, District Clerk Martin
and County Clerk Rogers.
Mr. J.C. Roy was buried here Sunday
13th with Masonic honors.
THURSDAY---NOVEMBER 24, 1904
In the notice of Col. Roy's
death last week the Journal gave the number of children as 8, when it should
have been 9. It was merely an inadvertence and we gladly correct it.
Last Wednesday the little Babe of Mr. and
Mrs. Wad Lummis was buried in the Rehoboth grave yard.
THURSDAY---DECEMBER 1, 1904
Mrs. J.T. Crimm returned from Kemp
where she went last week to be with her father
E.H. Baker in his last illness. The old gentleman passed away
Saturday night and was buried Sunday.
We are sorry to report the death of Mr. Crouch
THURSDAY---DECEMBER 8, 1904
Mrs. Whitaker, an elderly lady, who
lived near Arlington, was buried here Sunday.
THURSDAY---DECEMBER 29, 1904
Mrs. H.W. Sanders was called to Smithville
a few days ago on account of the death of her brother,
B.W. Park, who has been in poor
health for a longtime.
Mrs. John Ralston who died of pneumonia
was buried here Friday.
Word has been received here that Mrs. M.E.
Chappell, wife of Rev. M.E.
Chappell, died at Brownwood on the 24th inst. The remains were
carried to Indiana for interment. She is survived by a husband and one daughter
who have many friends in Arlington who will sympathize with them in their
Even in the midst of joy and mirth we are sometimes called to share equally
pain and sorrow. Last Thursday evening Mr. Will
Sykes was buried in the Rehoboth graveyard. He once lived in
Tarrant County but was at the time of his death living in Dallas County.
His many friends here deeply sympathize with his lonely wife and two little
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