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Arlington Journal
Friday--January 12, 1912


Mrs. Anna Farrar, wife of Joe F Farrar, died Sunday morning, January 7th, at the family home after an illness of six months. Besides the husband, two daughters survive. Mrs. Farrar was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the residence of Rev D.L. Collie, followed by interment in Bedford cemetery at 2 p.m.


Mr. Charles Strawn died at his home in Grand Prairie Monday, January 8. He was 43 years of age, had lived there five years and worked for Chase Furniture and Coffin company, formerly lived in this city. A wife and three children survive. Interment took place in the Arlington cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. under auspices of the W.O.W. lodge, he was also a member of the Fraternal Union. Rev Mr. Runnells conducted the funeral service, under the direction of Hugh M Moore of Moore & Spruance Undertaking Co. The pall bearers were: J.L. Atwater, J.T. Harston, J.B. Trigg, W.E. Hoffman, R.L. Hight.


Johnnie Fort and Claude Richardson Victims of Thin Ice on the Tolliver Tank East of Town

While skating on the earthen tank in Joe Tolliver's pasture just east of town Tuesday afternoon while on their way home from school, Johnnie Fort, Jr., aged 11 and Claude Richardson, aged 14, were drowned, the ice being too weak to sustain their weight permitting them to fall into the water, which was about seven feet deep.

There was a smaller boy with them when the accident occurred, and as soon as he saw the larger boys disappear, he gave the alarm, notifying Mrs. Richardson, mother of one of the victims, and her cries brought Mr. Peter Smith, who at once went to their rescue, but too late to save either of them, as it had been something like fifteen minutes since they had fallen into the tank. However, he at once went into the icy water and brought out the little Fort boy, but it was about an hour and a half before the other boy was gotten out, it being necessary to build a raft from which to work, it being too cold for the rescuers to work in the water.

Drs. McKissick and Cravens were immediately called but it was too late to resuscitate the unfortunate boys.

Ice had been on this tank for several days, but the boys had been warned that it was unsafe for them to try to skate on it. The temptation was too great for them, however. They evidently had their overcoats and book satchels on their arms when they fell in, as the garments were found floating on to of the water when the first rescuer reached the scene.

Johnnie Fort was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Fort, living just northeast of the city, on the Watson community road, and a sad feature of his death is the fact that less than two years ago the parents lost a daughter by fire, leaving them only one child, this son.

Claude Richardson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Richardson, also living northeast of the city, the father being employed by the Northern Traction Company.

Interment of the former took place Wednesday afternoon in the cemetery in the Watson community, and of the latter in the Arlington cemetery, each being attended by a large number of sorrowing friends.

The undertaking establishment of Moore & Spruance, of this city, had charge.

To the families who have thus been so sadly bereaved, the sincerest sympathy of a great circle of friends and relatives goes, in which the Journal joins most heartily.


Mrs. W.M. Swift of this city died in El Paso Wednesday morning at 4:30 o'clock after a long illness. A husband, two sons, a daughter and two sisters are left to mourn the sad death. The remains were brought to Arlington Friday morning (today) after which funeral services were held at the Methodist church followed by interment in Arlington cemetery.


Paul Fitzhugh, the five year old son of Mr. J.W. Fitzhugh, living 2 miles east of town, died at a sanitarium in Ft Worth Sunday night after a short illness caused from meningitis. Funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev P. C. Scott Monday, at 2 p.m. Interment took place in Arlington cemetery.


Mr. Ed Stark died at his home in Handley Monday. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Stark was 45 years of age and a native of Tennessee. A wife and four children survive. He was a motorman on the Interurban.

Funeral services were held at Handley Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Eugene Martin conducted the services. The body was brought to Arlington for interment, on a special car furnished by the Interurban at 3:30, with funeral director, J.C. Parker of the Milton Furniture and Undertaking company in charge. The pall bearers were J.T. Gregory, J.T. Erby, C.E. Wilder, R.B. Medcalf, Ed Cox and L. Thompson.


Arlington Journal
Friday--January 19, 1912


Mr. Bettie Hood died at her home in this city Monday, January 15th, at 6 a.m. after a short illness, caused from pneumonia. Her death was a great shock to her many friends, as she had been ill only about ten day, and was not thought so serious. Mrs. Hood was 49 years old and has been a devoted Christian many years, being a member of the First Baptist church of this city. Two sons, Harry Hood and Henry Williamson and four daughters, Misses Hettie Williamson, Willie, Wynness and Witta Mae Hood all of this city are left to mourn the sad death.

Funeral service was conducted at the First Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. by Rev P.C. Scott, under the direction of Hugh M Moore, of Moore & Spruance Undertaking Co. The Pall bearers were Messrs. W.M. Dugan, A.J. Mahanay, Noah Deal, Web Rose, Leslie Coulter and Henry Nichols.

The high esteem in which Mrs. Hood was held was shown by the many beautiful floral offerings given. Those who attended the funeral from out-of-town were: Mrs. Nannie Williamson, a sister-in-law, of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, cousins, of Wheatland, and Miss Edna Phillips of Fort Worth.

The 15-year old son of John W Fitzhugh, who lives just east of Arlington, died yesterday afternoon at a Ft Worth sanitarium of meningitis. He contracted it from his little brother who died last week.


Ora, the 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cordell died Saturday night of membranous croup.




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