Tarrant County TXGenWeb - Arlington Obituaries - 1918 (part 2 of 5)

Arlington Journal
Friday--April 12, 1918

Death of Mrs. Dunton

Mrs. Dunton died at Johnson Sanitarium Sunday. The remains were brought here to the home of her son, Mr. Ernest Dunton and carried from there to Britton, her old home for the funeral Tuesday at the M.E. church, and laid to rest in Britton cemetery. Mrs. Dunton leaves her husband and several children, one a little babe about 3 months old. They have the sympathy of their many friends in Arlington.

Death of Mr. J.H. Patterson

Mr. J.H. Patterson who had been suffering from high blood pressure for sometime, died suddenly at his home, Monday. He was in his garden when death came. The funeral was held at his home Tuesday by Rev. S.M. Bennett, assisted by Rev. W.A. Patterson, a former pastor, of Fort Worth, interment was in Arlington cemetery, Mr. Hugh M. Moore in charge.

Mr. Patterson leaves a wife, four sons, John, Will, Leo and Charlie Patterson and two daughters, Mrs. Arreavie Biggers and Miss Lillie Bell Patterson. We lose a good citizen. He had lived in and near Arlington for years, being in his 60th year when he died, making many friends who deeply sympathize with his loved ones in their loss. Hundreds of friends from Arlington and the neighboring communities attended the funeral attesting their rove for this, our good friend.

Arlington Journal
Friday--April 19, 1918

"Death Doth Love a Shining Mark"

Death is always sad to those left to mourn. Yet, to the Christian it is the memory of associations and the tension to our hearts tendrils when such ties are severed which causes us to mourn, because "we mourn not as those having no hope." The death of a man or women leaves a void. But to me there is no void so deep and wide as that when a boy or girl is cut down by the dread reaper. For to the young life all is in front. The possibilities are as limitless as human aspirations and endeavors. And such were the feelings with which we were stirred last Tuesday when funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church for little Mildred Bennett, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. S.M. Bennett. Mr. Bennett is pastor of the church. Monday morning Mildred complained of feeling slightly ill and did not go to school. At noon she was taken violently ill and Drs. Charles Davis and F.L. Harvey were hastily sent for. They pronounced the case of spinal meningitis. It rapidly developed in one of the most malignant cases known to the profession. Convulsions and other symptoms followed quickly and by 8:30 p.m. little Mildred passed away. She left before the family could realize that she was seriously ill. She was a bright child, ready to learn, eager in her studies, unselfish, never saw nor felt slights, so non-personally centered was she in her sun-shiny disposition. The entire community deeply sympathized with her sorrowing loved ones.

When the hour for the funeral arrived the Presbyterian church was packed, a touching part of the service being the large number of her Sunday School mates in the choir singing some of her favorite songs. The reading of the 15th Chapter of St. John's Gospel by Rev. W.J. Hearon, pastor of the Methodist church feelingly expressed. Rev. R.R. Rives expounded that chapter in one of the most eloquent expositions of that scripture we have heard anywhere.

The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The Odd Fellows had a beautiful design as a token of their love for the brother Odd Fellow Brother Bennett.

Hugh Moore conducted the funeral and the pair bearers were members and officers of the church.

Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." Parents, little Mildred has only, "gone in by another door," as Brother Rives said. She awaits you "over there." "Let not your hearts be troubled if it were not true I would have told you," said the Master.

Arlington Journal
Friday--April 26, 1918

Pioneer Citizen Dead

Mrs. Mina Russell, an aged pioneer citizen of Tarrant county, whose home for years has been with Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Harrison, died at Roscoe at the home of her grandson, Mr. Will Mays Jr., last Monday.

Mrs. Russell had gone out to Roscoe about two weeks ago for 3 visit with her daughter, Mrs. Will Mays Sr., and her grandchildren. Mrs. Mays Sr., accompanied the remains to Arlington Tuesday. Funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. Harrison by Revs. W.A. Poole and E.D. Reece of Rehoboth, where Mrs. Russell was a member of the Baptist church. Interment was in Watson cemetery. Mrs. Russell, formerly Mrs. John Harrison, was the mother of the late Mr. P.H. Harrison, an old and esteemed citizen of Arlington and Mrs. Will Mays Sr., of Roscoe. She is survived by her daughter and by all her grand children and great-grandchildren her family numbering near forty in all. She goes to the last presence of her savior after a long life of Christian work in the world.

Arlington Journal
Friday--May 19, 1918

Death of Mrs. Blanche Rudd Rogers

Mrs. Blanche Rudd Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Rudd, died last Wednesday, May 8, at Johnson Sanitarium in Fort Worth. She had been ill about 2 weeks, but had been at the sanitarium only three days. Funeral service was held Friday morning at the Christian church, by Rev. Patrick Henry, pastor. Interment was in Arlington cemetery. Mrs. Rogers has many relatives and scores of friends here who mourn her untimely death. Mr. Rogers is stationed with the army at Camp Bowie. He has the sympathy of many friends there and in Arlington.

Death of Mrs. M.E. Love

Mrs. M.E. Love, aged 80 years, died at the home of her brother, Dr. H.S. Sanders, Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral service was held at the home Thursday morning by Rev. W.J. Hearon, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted, at the request of the family, by Rev. D.L. Collie, of Polytechnic. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

We shall have a more extended notice of the passing of this beloved Christian woman next week.

Mrs. H.V. McElreath Dead

Mrs. H.V. McElreath, wife of Mr. Curtis McElreath's brother, died at Fort Worth Sanitarium Saturday. Mr. Hugh M. Moore was called from Arlington and prepared the body for shipment to Munday, Texas for burial. Mrs. McElreath's home was at Rule, from where she came to the sanitarium about two weeks before her death. She leaves her husband and 6 children, all small except two. Messrs. C.C. and R.P. McElreath accompanied the body to Munday, the latter remaining for a visit with his son.

Death of Mrs. Mary L. Ewing

Mrs. Mary L. Ewing died Sunday in Dallas at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom B. Burnett. Funeral service was held at the Burnett home Monday by Rev. James L. Bell. Interment was in Arlington cemetery. At Arlington funeral service was continued at the home of Mrs. J.I. Carter, that Mrs. Ewing's many friends here might attend.

Mrs. Ewing was Miss Mary Burford, reared near Arlington. As Mrs. Hamilton she was a longtime citizen of Arlington. She was a dearly loved friend of many of our people. Her only living sister, Mrs. Tom Ditte, of Bowie, was present at the funeral. Her grandson, Mr. Harrison, of El Paso was unable to come.

Arlington Journal
Friday--May 26, 1918

Mrs. M.E. Love

Mrs. M.E. Love was born in Tennessee 80 years ago. She was carried to Mississippi while yet a child, and reared in that state. In the 50's she was married to Mr. B.B. Love at Carrollton, Miss. Her husband was a confederate soldier and died during the war. Mrs. Love made her home with her brother, Dr. H.S. Sanders. They came to Texas in 1886, and to Arlington over twenty years ago. Dr. and Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Love soon won the love and esteem of our people, and have remained as one of our best families. While a young girl Mrs. Love joined the Methodist church and spent her long life a consistent Christian.

On May 8 she died, after a long illness, during which all was done that tender loving hearts and hands of both relatives and friends could devise and do to make her life's evening easier. She was laid to rest in Arlington cemetery and in the presence of her lord she joyfully waits her loved ones, knowing that life is short and the time soon comes when all His saints are where parting is no more.

Dr. J.K. Stone

Dr. J.K. Stone died at his home in Arlington at 1:30 p.m. Monday, after only a few hours illness. Dr. Stone was well known throughout the state in Masonic circles. He was a Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas and was thrice Illustrious Master of the Council of Royal and Select Masters.

The funeral was conducted at his residence, near the Masonic Home, at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Arlington cemetery under Masonic auspices.

Dr. Stone had lived in Texas for 60 years, residing near Fort Worth for the last fifteen years and at Arlington seven years. He was born in Mississippi about sixty-eight years ago and for fifteen years traveled through the Southern States advertising proprietary medicines. He was also a Shriner.

Dr. Stone is survived by his wife, who has the sympathy of the entire community.

Arlington Journal
Friday--June 7, 1918

Charley Brymer Talley Dead

Charley Brymer Talley, who formerly spent much time in Arlington with his aunts, the Misses Brymer, died in Amarillo Tuesday. He was carried to Caldwell for burial. Miss Merle Brymer, who was here visiting Miss Alma Lampe, was called to Caldwell Tuesday. The Brymers are well beloved in Arlington and in this one of many sorrows they have the heartfelt sympathy of us all.

Little Hugh M. Moore Jr.

All who knew Baby Hugh M., know that God was good in that he allowed this precious baby boy to live in an earthly home for the space of 8 months and 24 days. For 8 months he was so full of life and happiness that he fairly scattered sunshine all along the way. Did God need more sunshine among His angels? Was that why We called Hugh M. to him on that beautiful Sabbath day, June 3? The close friends of the family realize, with them, that that was true.

For four weeks God called for His child. During those same weeks doctors, nurses, relatives and friends did everything in their power to keep him among them. God knew best, so Baby Hugh M., is romping and laughing with the angels now.

Only God knows the loneliness in the hearts of the baby's loved ones. May he bring sweet peace to their souls in the realization that Hugh M. is happy now and that his sufferings and troubles are over forever and ever.

Undertaker George L. Gause of Fort Worth, an old friend of Mr. Moore, had charge of the funeral. The services were held at the Presbyterian church, Rev. S.M. Bennett, assisted by Revs. J.T. Upchurch, J.W. Hearon and J.T. Renfro. After the services the little body was laid to rest in the Arlington cemetery, under a mound of beautiful flowers. Many hearts go out in sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Moore because of the extreme loss of their precious little boy.

In the death of their little son, Hugh M. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Moore have the deepest sympathy of all Arlington and all the surrounding country, where Mr. Moore's kind and sympathetic help has strengthened so many in sorrow of death's visits.

The following out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral: Mr and Mrs. Volney Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Bryant, Mr. Wright Caldwell, Mrs. Jimmie McDaniels, Mr. John Caldwell, all of Garland, Mrs. James Campbell and Mrs. Porter Meyers, of Plano, Mr. S.D. Shannon, of Fort Worth.

Arlington Journal
Friday--June 14, 1918

Dr. J.K. Stone

Dr. J.K. Stone died at his Arlington Texas, residence May 27th, 1918. His death was a shock to a throng of friends throughout the state. His physicians had cautioned him of a threatened attack of angina pectoris, recommending complete rest temporarily, and they thought he had been convinced of the seriousness of his condition, but always alert and full of energy he courageously continued working at full speed and succumbed, in full harness, as had always been his desire when the end must come.

He died in the 68th year of his age, after a useful and successful career.

He counted the world his friend, and was esteemed accordingly by all whom he met. No person of merited cause ever appealed to him in vain. He was big of mind, soul and body, and his life was the embodiment of goodness and generosity.

Where he went the spirit of cheerfulness and happiness followed and he was accordingly universally loved.

Dr. Stone was born in Mississippi, but reared in Texas, in which state he made his home.

He was a member of many Masonic Lodges and Orders and held offices in most of them. He was also a Shriner. He was Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, and thrice Illustrious Master of the Council of Royal and Select Masters.

His funeral was conducted with Masonic honors and attended by Masons from Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities.

The interment was at Arlington, Texas.

Dr. Stone leaves a wife and two sisters and many close relatives to sorrow over his departure.

One of his last expressed wishes was one of patriotism, that he might live to see the world's war ended victoriously for democracy. He had done much for the Red Cross, being over age to enter battle he glorified in being able to thus assist.

Sleep soft dear friend, may the sod rest lightly over thee.

Death of Mrs. Mary A. Turck

Mrs. Mary A. Turck, an old and well beloved citizen of Arlington, died Saturday evening, after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Monday morning by her paster, Rev. J.T. Renfro, assisted by Rev. S.M. Bennett.

Mrs. Turck was born November 16, 1839. She became a Christian early in life, uniting with the Lutheran church, Inter with the Methodist church, but for many years she was a member of the Baptist church.

Her husband, Mr. T.H. Turck preceded her to their reward 18 years ago.

They had born to them 6 boys and 4 of whom are still living; 4 girls, 3 of whom are still living; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. One son, Mr. Will Turck, lives in Arlington, the others in the Arlington country.

So we lose another of our best citizens. After her long and useful life, she is with her Lord, and we shall be with her in that better land before many years, for life at best, Is short.

To her loved ones we extend our heartfelt sympathy in this great loss.

The Passing of an Honored Citizen

Mr. F. Mahoney, the father of Mrs. Joe Kelly passed from earth to heaven last Wednesday morning. He was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.H. Henrich, in Fort Worth. This removed from Fort Worth one of its pioneer citizens, a veteran of two wars. He went to Fort Worth in 1881 and as a stonemason laid the first street curbs ever placed in the city. For more than 20 years he worked for the city in various capacities.

He was born 83 years ago in County Kerry, Ireland. He came from Ireland direct to Texas, settling near San Antonio. He was a veteran of the Mexican War as well as the Civil War. From San Antonio he moved to Fort Worth.

He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Joe Kelly of Arlington, Mrs. C.H. Henrich, Mrs. Richard Landis and Mrs. E.E. Blakeley, all of Fort Worth. Eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, Mary Katherine Phillips, of Arlington and Mary Margaret Cronin, of Dallas, also survive.

Funeral services was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Rev. Father J.S. O'Conner officiating. Burial was in East Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Mahoney's wife, who preceded him eight years ago, and his grandson Richard Kelly ?

The pall bearers were his grandsons and the husbands of his two grand-daughters, Messrs. William, Robert and Edward Kelly, Edward Blakely, Eugene Phillips and J.J. Cronin.

The many friends of the family here deeply sympathize with them in their loss.

Arlington Journal
Friday--June 28, 1918

Death of Judge John L. Terrell

From all sections of Tarrant County, and from over Texas, his many friends will sorrow over the death of Judge John L. Terrell, which occurred June 21. He had served as county judge of this county several terms and was an attorney. He had just been appointed by President Wilson as U.S. Marshal of this district, vice Wm. McDonald, deceased, when death created another vacancy. Judge Terrell was a nephew of the late O.W. Lawrence of Arlington, and also of the late Hon. A.W. Terrell, statesman, Minister to Turkey during Cleveland's Administration.

(elsewhere in same edition) Mrs. Lawrence attended the funeral of her nephew, Judge John L. Terrell, at his home in Fort Worth Sunday. Judge Terrell died Friday. He had on Tuesday undergone a serious surgical operation.

Arlington Journal
Friday--July 5, 1918

Death of Mrs. Russell

Mrs. John M. Elliott's mother, Mrs. Russell, died at her home in Wise county last Thursday, June 27. She was nearing her 95th birthday, (October 16), and had been ill for sometime. She was buried Friday in Sycamore cemetery. Pall bearers were six of her grandsons, Messrs. Ed, Russell and Culberson Elliott and J. , P. and O. McGovern. All her living children were present, Mrs. J.M. Elliott, Mrs. Belle McGovern, Messrs. Tom, Abe, and R. Russell. Grandchildren from each family except one, were present, also several great grandchildren. Mrs. John M. Elliott returned from Dimmitt to be with her mother, but reached her a few minutes after death.

About 57 years of her long, Christian life were spent in Denton and Wise counties.

Arlington Journal
Friday--July 12, 1918

Death of Mr. Lowe

Mr. Jack Lowe, of Mansfield, (the father-in-law of Mrs. M. Lowe, nee Miss Maud Nichols of Arlington), died at his home last Thursday and was buried at Mansfield Friday. Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife and several children, all grown. The youngest, Jack Lowe Jr., is in France.

Arlington Journal
Friday--July 26, 1918

Mrs. B.F. Brittain Dead

Sad were the hearts in this entire community when the news came here Monday evening that Mrs. B.F. Brittain had passed away from earth to heaven.

Not sad for her "going home," but that we should no more see and be helped by her presence among us. For she was indeed a help to those who needed a friend and who yearned for kindly deeds and words of comfort. For more than a quarter of a century this good woman had lived here. When eight years ago, her good husband, Dr. B.F. Brittain, after a long illness, went before her to that "place prepared for the people of God," she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Viola McFarland, in Dallas, and spent her time there and visiting her children.

The funeral was held in the Baptist church here at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 23rd, 1918, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.J. Hearon, of the Methodist church of Arlington (for she retained her membership here) assisted by Rev. Oscar T. Cooper, pastor of Oaklawn Church, Dallas, where she and her daughters worshipped. A large number of friends attended the funeral, and interment was in Arlington cemetery beside that of her husband. The choirs sang her old-time favorite hymns, "Nearer my God to Thee," "Lead Kindly Light," "Asleep in Jesus," and other old songs.

Rev. Mr. Cooper, in delivering the principle address, as he had known her since his boyhood here where he too, was reared, said:

"Mrs. Elizabeth M. Brittain, wife of the late Dr. B.F. Brittain, was born in Charlestown, Tenn., 1840. She died in Dallas, Texas, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. McFarland, 2112 N. Harwood St., Dallas, Texas, on Monday afternoon, July 22, 1918. She became the wife of Dr. B.F. Brittain at Georgetown, Tenn., in 1856.

Dr. and Mrs. Brittain and family moved to Texas in 1865. They first settled in Jacksonville, Tx., and after some years of residence there moved to Waco, Tx., from where after one year, they removed to Arlington, 25 years ago. Dr. Brittain preceded his wife to the better world eight years ago.

Mrs. Brittain was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in early girlhood, at thirteen years of age. Through these scores of years she has been a consistent member, a devoted Christian; and many remember with gratitude her days filled with kindly words and loving deeds.

The deceased is survived by 4 sons, Dr. J.K, Brittain, Moran, Tx; Dr. B.F. Brittain, Puttman, Tx; Dr. B. Brittain, Flynn, Tx and Dr. E. Brittain, Bremand, Tx; and two daughters, Mrs. V. McFarland, Dallas, Tx and Mrs. F.A. Fuller, Jacksonville, Tx. Nine grandchildren survive her, among whom is Miss Laura Brittain, who has made her home with Mrs. Brittain since infancy.

Grandma Mahaney Dead

Mrs. Martha Mahaney, who has been ill for sometime, died at her home with her sons, on West Main St. Thursday Morning at 1:20 o'clock. Funeral service was held at the home Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial was in Arlington cemetery.

Grandma Mahaney was a long loved citizen of Arlington. Her many friends will miss her and the family have the deep sympathy of the entire community.



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