THURSDAY---JANUARY 3, 1907
MRS. W.H.L. MOORE
Mrs. W.H.L. Moore after a long illness died at her home southwest of town on the 30th of Dec. Mrs. Moore was the wife of Rev. W.H.L. Moore, by whom she is survived. Several children, most of them grown, also survive, among them Mrs. J.M. Grogan of this city.
She was related to the Hietts, Moores and Busseys of the Rehoboth country and hence leaves a large circle of relatives and a still larger circle of friends to mourn her death.
She was a most excellent Christian lady and the loss to the family irreparable.
The remains were interred at Rehoboth on the 31st and was attended by
a large concourse of friends and relatives.
Mrs. J.M. Grogan came home Monday after
attending the bedside of her mother Mrs. W.H.L.
Moore who died Saturday night.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 10, 1907
A small child of Mr. and Mrs. S.K.
Banks died Saturday night of membranous croup, out on Village
Creek, before a doctor could be got.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 17, 1907
Captain John T. Lytle, secretary and
manager of the Cattle Raiser's Association of Texas, died in Ft. Worth last
A WOMAN'S TERRIBLE DEED.
Our heart was made sad Sunday to read of the death of Joe Mahaney at Venus the day before, the result of being shot several times by his wife, from whom he had recently separated.
Sad because he was closely related to the Mahaneys of this place, who are among our best people and our especial friends.
Sad because 30 years ago his father, now an octogenarian with hair and beard as white as snow, was our pastor in Ellis Co., and Joe a little white headed boy.
But saddest of all, the thought that the mother of 3 innocent children, should thus take the life of their father, her husband. Joe grew up a comely looking young man, entered the ministry as his father before him had done and married.
But domestic infelicity, the curse of modern times, entered the home.
The ministry was abandoned, the home destroyed, the father murdered, the
wife branded as a felon, the children orphaned, and the white haired father
and mother made to drink life's bitterest cup even while standing on the
verge of the grave. In sorrow and pity for the survivors we draw the veil.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 24, 1907
A DEPLORABLE TRAGEDY
A deplorable tragedy occurred here at 10 o'clock Sunday morning in which G.A. Autrey and L.A. Wingo lost their lives.
Mr. Autrey was an industrious and highly respectable blacksmith of this city.
Mr. Wingo was a brother to Autrey's wife and had come in from Denton County Saturday night on a visit to the family.
Sunday the two men were out walking over the city, and when near the oil mill were struck by an eastbound engine and tender, and both instantly killed, Autrey being horribly mangled.
He leaves a wife, married daughter, two married sons and a single son.
Mr. Wingo leaves a wife and two sons both grown.
It seems that as they walked east down grade on the main track, and were watching a heavy westbound freight in front of them on the side track, trying to make the up-grade, the engine bore down on them from behind running on the down-grade almost without noise, and caught them with results as above stated.
The mangled bodies were taken to the undertaking establishment of the Rogers-McKnight Co. and prepared for burial.
The town stood aghast as the news spread from house to house, while the wife was almost demented over her double bereavement.
The W.O.W. took charge of the funeral arrangement, and friends generally did all in their power to relieve the situation.
The body of Mr. Wingo was shipped to Argyle for burial.
The remains of Mr. Autrey were interred here at 11 o'clock Monday morning under the auspices of the W.O.W. of which he was a member. The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. H.E. Luck pastor of the Christian church. A very large concourse of people attended the burial.
The Journal joins in the general sorrow over the death of our citizen
MRS. RUTH HUTCHESON
Mrs. Ruth Hutcheson, one of the oldest inhabitants of this part of the country passed into rest last Thursday, Jan. 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Furman, at Ada, I.T. after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hutcheson was the wife of the late I.L. Hutcheson who died 2 years ago last June. They came here nearly 40 years ago. For many years Mr. Hutcheson was a merchant and leading citizen of Johnson Station.
Eight children were reared, of whom, five are dead, and 3 living. Many other relatives also survive her.
The remains reached here Friday and were interred Saturday at 3 o'clock, Rev. W.T. Thurman officiating.
Mrs. Furman accompanied the remains of her aged mother, and her husband, who is a candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, and was out campaigning and could not be reached, arrived in time for the burial Saturday.
Aunt Ruth is gone but the memory of
her well spent life, her deeds of love and kindness, linger behind, and are
ours to emulate and imitate.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hutcheson of Roff
I.T. were here for the funeral and burial of their grandmother,
Mrs. Ruth Hutcheson, and remained
over several days with relatives. Walter is doing a good business in hardware
TWO OLD CITIZENS DEAD.
Uncle Johnnie McGrew died at his home north of town near Riverside church Sunday morning, and was buried in Watson cemetery Monday.
J.L. Richardson another old citizen
died two miles north of town Saturday. The remains were taken to Johnson
Station Sunday for burial.
Dr. A.J. Mullinax of Ft. Worth, nephew
of Mr. Autrey who was run over
and killed by the cars here Sunday morning, was here Sunday.
THURSDAY---JANUARY 31, 1907
A.S. Johnson the Rock Island plow traveling
salesman of this city, who was shot in the lobby of the St. George Hotel
at Dallas, on Tuesday the 22 of this month, by
W.O. Brown, lingered till Thursday
when death ended his suffering. The remains were interred at Dallas Friday.
(A write-up about shooting 1-24-1907)
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 14, 1907
Mr. Buttrill's little 4 months old
baby died Sunday evening and was buried near Mansfield Monday.
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 21, 1907
Uncle Charley Smith, one of the oldest
and best citizens of Tarrant Co., died at his home at Mansfield Tuesday morning.
He leaves 5 sons and 1 daughter, besides several grandchildren and a host
of friends. One son, Bumps Smith,
has for several years been head man in the clothing department of the
Ditto-Yates-McKnight Co.'s establishment in this city. Bumps left for home
last Saturday and was with his father when the end came. The remains were
laid to rest in the Mansfield cemetery Wednesday attended by people from
all over the county. The Journal extends sympathy to all the bereaved everywhere,
but especially to our friend and townsman, Bumps Smith.
THURSDAY---FEBRUARY 28, 1907
Tom Knight a well known and highly
respectable citizen died Monday night, after several days confinement from
pneumonia. He leaves a wife and 1 child. The remains were interred at the
Noah cemetery northwest of town Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. W.T. Thurman conducted the
Mrs. George Abbott who moved to the
Griffin place just north of town a week or so ago, died Monday night after
a few days illness. The remains were interred Tuesday evening in Arlington
THURSDAY---MARCH 7, 1907
Mr. and Mrs. John Boothe attended
the funeral of J.A. Lee, cousin
of Mr. Boothe at Ft. Worth last Tuesday afternoon.
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. Abbott and wife extend to the good
people of Arlington their sincere thanks for their assistance and kindness,
shown them during the illness and sad sad death of their daughter-in-law.
Mrs. Mary Coats, aged 72 years old,
died south of town last Friday of pneumonia.
THURSDAY---MARCH 14, 1907
Christena Finger was born in Lawrence Co., Indiana, June 17, 1818, and died in her old home near Arlington March 7 at 7:40 p.m. 1907. Age 88 years, 8 months, 20 days. She had been very poorly for over 12 months, her faith was strong and her hope bright.
Often she expressed an anxiety to depart from this life and be at rest. At evening time she often said, "I am glad another day is gone and I am one day nearer home." She was of a cheerful spirit and did not look on the gloomy side.
Christena Pless was married to Lewis Finger Oct. 25, 1838. They moved to Texas in 1846 and soon settled on the headright homestead where she died, having lived on this place about 60 years.
Her husband and 4 children preceded her to the world beyond. Four children remains as follows, Joe Finger on home place, Mrs. Rachel Toliver of Arlington, John C. Finger and Susan Ford both of Memphis Texas.
Grandma Finger was a charter member of the Arlington Methodist church organized first at the old West log school house on place now owned by Dave Martin, then the church organization was moved to Johnson Station, and later to West Fork each 3 miles from Arlington and finally to Arlington in 1875.
We had hoped that she would live to see the new church completed but she finished a long eventful life and is gone to the Golden City of love where all is joy for ever more.
Grandma Finger one of the oldest, if not the oldest, citizen in this part of the country passed peacefully to her reward on the 7th inst. at the ripe old age of 88 years.
She had lived on the same farm near here for 60 years, raising a large family of excellent citizens, one of whom Hon. George W. Finger was at one time Land Commissioner of this state.
Her husband and 4 children had preceded her to the grave, while 4 survive her.
The remains were interred in Arlington cemetery on the 8th, the funeral being conducted by Rev. Ed. R. Wallace pastor of the Methodist church, of which she was always a leading member.
The life of a great and good woman has thus ended, leaving an impress
for good behind.
THURSDAY---MARCH 21, 1907
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
(Adopted by the Home Mission Society of Arlington) in memory of
Mrs. Will Harrison--leaves husband
and little daughters.
Dr. S.J. Anderson a prominent Baptist
divine died suddenly at his home in Dallas a few days ago.
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