THURSDAY---MAY 3, 1905
Mrs. W. C. Weeks went up to Gainesville
Sunday morning to attend the funeral of her brother ex-Senator
C.L. Potter. The following brief
notice of the late Senator is taken from Wednesday's Dallas News. "The death
of Hon. C.L. Potter at Gainesville is a cause for regret to friends and political
associates all over Texas. As a public servant he followed that policy which
he considered in the best interest of the people, but there was never a time
that he would not have sacrificed his own opportunities if it would benefit
those whose interests he sought to serve or the party to which he owed
allegiance. As a friend he was a true man, and in political work he endeavored
to be thoroughly conservative. He was a good citizen in his home town, pleasant
in personal relation, and the quiet end which came to his life was the close
of a career which was marked with honesty, sincerity and truth.
THURSDAY---MAY 11, 1905
Holly Van is to be hanged at Dallas
tomorrow for the murder of Sol
Arenoff last fall.
Once more the grim reaper, Death has come into our midst and taken away
Mr. Jim Roark. Mr. Roark lived
here a long time but at the time of death was living up above Ft. Worth.
He died very suddenly Saturday evening of heart failure. The body was brought
here Sunday evening where the Masons of the Mansfield Lodge, of which he
was a honored member, took charge and paid the last sad rites to his remains.
Rev. W.A. Pool conducted the funeral
services. Mr. Roark had many friends at this place, and in fact every where
he was known, everybody loved him. He leaves a wife and 5 children to mourn
for him beside his many friends. Tis a sad sad duty to lay our loved ones
away in the cold dark tomb, but God in his wisdom knoweth best. He is too
wise to err. And when he calls us to come up high we say "Father thy will
THURSDAY---MAY 18, 1905
An infant of Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Roy was buried Saturday.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Roy
died Friday night and was buried Saturday at Johnson Station.
THURSDAY---JUNE 8, 1905
Mrs. Dave Franks, a niece of
Mrs. J. G. Lee north of town, died
at her home in Dallas Monday evening at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Lee attended the
THURSDAY---JUNE 15, 1905
LIFELESS BODY FOUND.
The lifeless body of W.H. Leeper, a prominent business man of Texas and a resident of Waxahachie, was found lying in a pasture about 3 miles west of Dallas near the Ft. Worth or West Dallas Pike last night with a bullet hole through the head. The discovery was made by a Negro, who reported it to the Sheriff's department. In the right hand of Mr. Leeper was found a revolver with an empty shell. There were no other marks of violence on his body.
The Sheriff made an investigation and the body was brought to town and turned over to Brodssard, Beard & Co., undertakers. Justice W.M. Edwards will hold an inquest this morning and the body will be shipped to Waxahachie for interment.
J.C. Conway, who was a partner of Mr. Leeper in the lumber business, stated that the latter had left Waxahachie yesterday morning for Dallas where he was to meet Messrs. Paul Waples, J. Robert Craig and Mr. Conway in a directors meeting. He failed to appear at the time of the meeting and a telephone inquiry to Waxahachie elicited the information that he had left that place for Dallas on the Flyer yesterday morning.
The deceased was prominently identified with the lumber business all over
the state of Texas. He had interests in nearly every town and was a member
of the Conway-Leeper Company in business here and in many other cities in
Texas. He was about 48 years of age and leaves a wife and 2 sons--Tuesday's
THURSDAY---JUNE 22, 1905
Colley Lewis the 15 year old son of
J.C. Lewis, died Saturday evening
between 8 and 9 o'clock, after a short illness. Death was caused by heart
failure superinduced by congestion of the stomach and bowels. He was on the
streets Friday and died the following evening. The remains were interred
Sunday evening in the Arlington cemetery, Rev.
W.J. Lee conducting the funeral exercises.
I desire to thank the good people of Arlington for their kindness and
friendship they showed to my brother, Collie
Lewis, who died on the 17th instant. From what I could see
everybody in town was a friend to him, and I was glad to see that. I never
will forget the people of Arlington and if I can ever help you in this world
in any way I will be glad to do it.
Rev. W.A. Pool and daughter
Miss Gertie, went to Enon Monday
to attend the funeral of Mr.
Scott another of Tarrant County's oldest citizens.
Robert, the 17 year old son of
Bud Adams, was buried last Monday
at Watson cemetery.
Rev. W.D. Wear one of the oldest Cumberland
Presbyterians of the state, died at the home of his son-in-law, Judge
C.C. Cummings in Ft. Worth on the
16 inst., at the ripe old age of 84 years. He was well known and greatly
revered here, and in fact all over this part of the state.
THURSDAY---JULY 13, 1905
Tuesday's trains brought to this place the remains of two former residents for interment.
The remains of J.R. Waller were brought in from Durant, and carried out to Johnson Station for burial. Mr. Waller formerly lived out south of town and was well known and highly respected. He leaves a wife and large family of children, 3 of whom viz., Ad, George and Mrs. Sam Swofford, live here, and the others at Durant I.T. Rev. W.J. Lee Conducted the funeral exercises.
The other funeral was that of Miss Sallie Putman. She died at her home in north Ft. Worth, on Monday evening. The remains were brought here and carried out to Watson for interment. Rev. A.P. Collins conducted the funeral exercises.
Miss Putman leaves 1 sister and several brothers. She was connected to
many of the best people, and had besides a very large circle of devoted friends,
who mourn her loss and sympathize with the immediate family, in all of which
the Journal joins.
Two wife murderers were disposed of last week,
Will Manning was hanged at Greenville
on Friday for poisoning his wife the day after giving birth to there first
born. Wade Rice a well-to-do farmer
of Joshua, Johnson Co., was given 99 years in the pen for the murder of his
wife also by poisoning.
An infant child of Mr. Pond's
was buried here Friday.
Jno. Waller, Sr., an old resident near
here who recently moved to Durant I.T. was buried here Tuesday. We deeply
sympathize with the bereaved ones.
An infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Lawrence was buried here Tuesday.
The many friends of Miss Sallie
Putman regret to hear of her death which occurred in Ft. Worth
Monday, the interment took place at Watson cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
THURSDAY---JULY 20, 1905
The Journal learns with regret of the death of
Mrs. G.W. Dugan, mother of our
townsman W.M. Dugan, at her home
in Perryville, Ky., on the 11 inst. Mr. Dugan left here on the 10th in response
to a telegram announcing her serious illness, but failed to reach her bedside
before death came. He had however but recently returned from a visit to her
bedside--he and his family. They spent a couple of weeks with her and had
only been back a couple of weeks, when the second telegram came announcing
her approaching death. Mr. Dugan's many friends here and elsewhere sympathize
with him in his great loss.
THURSDAY---JULY 27, 1905
Once more death has entered our midst, and taken away
Mrs. Powell. She died Saturday
evening at 1 o'clock and was buried here Sunday evening at 5. She leaves
a husband, 6 children, a mother and sister, and many friends to mourn her
loss. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereaved ones.
THURSDAY---AUGUST 10, 1905
LESTER ADAMS DEAD.
Lester Adams a young man of the Rehoboth Community met his death last Sunday in Upshur County, while making a coupling on the Shreveport and Southwestern Railroad. He had made the coupling and climbed to the top of the steps when the top hand hold broke, throwing him between the cars. One leg was badly crushed, necessitating amputation. The accident occurred Sunday evening at 3 o'clock, and death came Monday morning at 2 o'clock.
The remains reached here Tuesday morning and were carried out to Rehoboth for interment.
His parents Mr. and Mrs. E.C.
Adams and a large circle of friends and relatives at Rehoboth
and other places deeply deplore so untimely a death, in all of which the
Journal joins them.
THURSDAY---AUGUST 17, 1905
Mrs. Harrison, a most estimable lady
of our community, has passed away. She was a good Christian, joined the church
when quite young and was always true to the cause.
It was a sad day here when the lifeless body of Lester Adams was brought home to be laid away. His many friends join his loved ones in mourning his untimely death, and sympathize with them now in their sickness and bereavement. To the father and mother we would extend heartfelt words of cheer and comfort. Weep not for him as those who have no hope in Christ for you will see him again, not cold in death with his body crushed and mangled but he will welcome you home where there is no more sickness nor death. And to his brothers and sisters we write this verse.
THURSDAY---AUGUST 24, 1905
UNCLE BOB ELLIOTT DEAD.
Uncle Bob Elliott, father of our esteemed citizen Ed Elliott, died at his home in Shackleford county on the 17th inst. A special to the Dallas News from his home county gives the following brief complimentary notice of this grand old man.
Albany, Tx., Aug. 18--R.A. Elliott Sr., better known as Uncle Bob, died yesterday at his home near Moran. He has lived in this county since 1877, and no man in this western county was more highly respected and loved. He has been married 3 times and has raised a family of 17 children, having lost 3, there having been born from the 3 unions 20 children. He has several grown sons living in this county, all prosperous stock farmers.
Uncle Bob was county commissioner for 2 terms and was often solicited
to run for other offices but declined. He was not known to have an enemy
in the county, and one of the largest funerals ever in the county showed
how much he was beloved. He was nearly 74 years old when he died. He was
buried at the Moran graveyard.
The Progressive Age of Scottsboro Ala., devoted its whole front page last
week to the life of the late Hon. Jesse E.
Brown who died at Scottsboro last Tuesday. He was one of the
distinguished men of the state and has scores of friends around Arlington
who will be grieved to hear of his death.
Eugene, the 20 year old son of
Mrs. Julia McCollum, died at Hillsboro
last Friday. Mrs. McCollum and her daughter have been spending the summer
here and have many friends who will regret to hear of this irreparable loss
they have sustained.
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