Tarrant County TXGenWeb - Arlington Obituaries - 1918 (part 3 of 5)

Arlington Journal
Friday--August 2, 1918

Killed by Lightning

Mrs. A.M. Coble received the news last week that her brother Mr. R.B. Goar, of Jester, Okla., had been instantly killed by lightning during a rainstorm on July 22. Mr. Goar was above 70 years of age, but was an active man. He had gone to the barn to attend things during the rain. He leaves at home his wife and one son. Several sons and daughters survive him.

Mr. Lyon's Grandchildren Drown

A sad tragedy has darkened the homes of several families, one that of our neighbor, Mr. J.T. Lyon. Mr. Lyon's granddaughters, Violet and Thelda Greggs, aged 17 and 12 and their little friend Lucille Overall, were drowned near their home at Mangum, Oklahoma last Thursday afternoon. The two families had gone fishing and while there, Lucille fell into the river, and in falling caught Violet, dragging her in. Thelda, in an attempt to catch Violet, slipped in also. When Mr. Griggs came to them a little later, Mrs. Overall was in the water and still living, so he rescued her. The children's bodies were recovered. Funerals and interment were on Saturday. Mrs. J.T. Lyon, Mrs. Webb Rose and her sister, Mrs. Falkner of Whitney, attended the funeral.

Arlington Journal
Friday--August 9, 1918

Mr. Geo. W. Arnold

After a lingering illness of several years duration, Mr. Geo. W. Arnold passed away on July 19. He was 58 years of age, having been born in Illinois in 1860.

He came South at the age of 20 and lived in Texas most of the time since then.

Mr. Arnold was twice a resident of Arlington, about 25 years ago after being here for 3 years he went to South Texas, where he engaged in the mercantile business and remained until 11 years ago when he removed to Arlington.

For the past 3 years he has been away from here, most of the time in an effort to regain his health, but without avail.

Interment was in Arlington cemetery beside his wife, who died 3 years ago. The Masons were in charge of the services.

Mr. Arnold is survived by one child, Mrs. J.H. Pilant and two grandchildren of this place; his father, Mr. Geo. Arnold of Illinois and a sister, Mrs. Lena Schermerhorn of Kansas.

Arlington Journal
Friday--August 16, 1918

Mrs. A. H. Wyley Dead

Mrs. A.H. Wyley of Fort Worth, formerly Miss Cora Clark of Arlington, died at a sanitarium in Fort Worth Monday. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Wyley was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark, who lived at the place now known as the Cedars.

Death of Mrs. Beasley

Mrs. Beasley of West Arlington, after an illness of only a few days, died Thursday, August 8. Funeral service was conducted at the home Friday by Rev. W.J. Hearon and the Woodman Circle of Ft. Worth of which Mrs. Beasley was a member. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

Arlington Journal
Friday--August 23, 1918

Elmer Collins Dead

The relatives of Elmer Collins, received news of his tragic death Tuesday. He was working on a scaffold at an oil well at Walter, Oklahoma when a breaking plank threw him fifty feet down, killing him instantly. The body was brought to Arlington Thursday morning and funeral service conducted at the Baptist Church by Rev. J.T. Renfro. Interment was in Arlington cemetery beside his father, James Collins and his sister, Mabel. He leaves a wife, mother and two sisters and many relatives of his father and mother.

Elmer was an Arlington boy, born and reared, and had many friends who are one with his family in their great sorrow.

Arlington Journal
Friday--August 30, 1918

Elmer Collins

Elmer Collins was born and reared in Arlington. He was the son of James and Roxie Collins and the grandson of Joseph Collins, who was a pioneer of the Arlington country.

As a child, Elmer was affectionate and kind and these traits were with him as a man. In 1917, he married Miss Ruth Blackwood, of Vernon, who formerly lived in Arlington. They went to Walter, Ok. and there bought their home. Elmer's work was at the oil field. He had developed into a fine strong man, and was said to be the best man in the crew. Aug 20, he was at work on a derrick, when a piece of iron struck the plank on which he stood, broke the plank and dropped him 50 or 60 feet. He lived several hours. Thursday morning the body was brought to the residence of his uncle, Dr. J.D. Collins; and from there to the Baptist Church, followed by more than a hundred relatives and many friends. Rev. J.T. Renfro and Rev. A.P. Collins, his uncle, conducted funeral services.

Elmer was a Christian and had been a member of the Baptist church several years. He has gone from us who loved him, but he is with Christ, who loved him more. We shall not forget him, we shall hunger for a sound of his cheery voice, and at the last day we shall be satisfied and know that all is well.

His wife, mother and two sisters have the deepest sympathy of many relatives and friends in Arlington and community.

Arlington Journal
Friday--September 13, 1918

W.H. Jordan

W.H. Jordan was born in Indiana, March 8, 1845. He came to Texas in 1875, to Tarrant county and here, in 1879, married Miss Addie Webb. In early 80's they removed to Parker County and lived there 20 years. About 11 years ago they returned to Arlington. Brother Jordan was janitor at Northside School for 9 years, and for the past year had charge of Grubbs Vocational College and ground. On September 7, as he was returning home from the college he stepped back to avoid an automobile and was struck by a limited car of the Interurban, and killed instantly.

Funeral service was held September 9 at the Baptist Church by his pastor, Rev. J. T. Renfro and his first paster, Rev. Mr. Bussey, who baptised Mr. and Mrs. Jordan in 1895. Interment was in Arlington cemetery. All his living relatives were at the funeral except one son, Harry, who is in France.

Surviving Brother Jordan, are his wife and two sons with their wives, W.T. Jordan of Tulia, and Harry A. Jordan, with the U.S. Navy in French waters.

Brother Jordan was universally loved and respected as one of our best citizens. We miss him, but we know that he is with the Savior he loved, the God whom he served.

Arlington Journal
Friday--September 20, 1918

Death of Mrs. Lee

Mrs. L. E. V. Lee, mother of Mr. Tom Lee, died at her home Thursday morning after a long illness. Arrangements for the funeral were not made when we went to press, as the family were awaiting news of a daughter, who was at a distance. Mrs. Lee was an old citizen of Arlington, and the family have hosts of friends in the town and community, who sympathize with them in their loss.

Mrs. W.M. Ecols

Mrs. W. M. Echols, nee Clara Elzey, was born in Freestone County, Texas in July 1873. She with her husband and two children came to Tarrant County in 1907. On Sunday, September 8, 1918, after a long Illness of fever, she passed from earth to heaven, leaving her husband, Mr. W.M. Echols, and her children, Walker Echols, of Arlington and Mrs. J.F. Bussey of Johnson Station, her father, Mr. F.M. Elzey of Grandview and two sisters Mrs. J.A. Blair of Grandview and Mrs. Frank Freeman of Groesbeck. Funeral services was held at Johnson Station by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Kerby, assisted by Rev. S.M. Bennett. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

Mrs. Echols was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a consistent Christian, devoted wife and mother. Her family and friends sustain a great loss, but only for a time, for we shall see her, know her and love her in Heaven.

Baby Kilgore

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kilgore of Fort Worth, was brought to Arlington for burial last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Kilgore have the sympathy of their many friends here.

Arlington Journal
Friday--September 27, 1918

Death of Mr. W.M. Echols

Mr. W.M. Echols, father of Mr. Walker Echols, died at this home at Johnson Station Sunday night after an illness of two weeks. Funeral service was held at the church at Johnson Station by Rev. S.M. Bennett, assisted by Rev. R.P. McElreath, who has known Mr. Echols all his life. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

Mr. Echols was born in Georgia in August of 1866, being 52 years of age when he died. He came to Texas over 30 years ago. He married Clara Elzey about 29 years ago. She preceded him to their home in heaven two weeks ago (Sunday, September 8). They came to Tarrant County in 1907. Mr. Echols was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a loyal Christian worker, a good neighbor, a valuable citizen, whom we can ill afford to lose. There is joy in Heaven over the home coming of these two children of God, but their going leaves sorrow in the Earth. Mr. Echols father, Mr. T.R. Echols of Dallas, Ga., his sister, Mrs. Lon Hardy, also of Dallas, Ga., and his children, Mr. Walker Echols of Arlington and Mrs. J. F. Bussey of Johnson Station, survive him. They have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in their double bereavement.

Death of Mr. Gardner

Mr. J.B. Gardner, who had been ill for a year became suddenly worse at 12 o'clock Saturday and died in the afternoon at his home on North Center Street. Funeral service was held by Rev. S.M. Bennett In West Fork Church in Watson and interment was in Watson Cemetery. Mr. Gardner was born February 13, 1854. He and Mrs. Gardner were married about 35 years ago. He has been a Christian 25 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. They have lived near and in Arlington for 15 years. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Emma Gardner, 3 daughters, Mrs. J.L. McDonough, Dallas; Miss Pearl Gardner, Dallas; Mrs. G.C. Grider, Arlington; two sons, B.J. Gardner, Galveston; J.H. Gardner, Dallas; two brothers, R.G. Gardner, Lancaster; E.D. Gardner, Haskell; one sister, Mrs. Scott, Lancaster. The many friends of the family deeply sympathize with them in their loss.

Arlington Journal
Friday--October 4, 1918

Death of Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson, son of Mrs. Julia Thompson, died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. R.W. Collins, Wednesday night. Funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. T. Renfro, at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon and interment was in Arlington cemetery, where his father, Dr. S.H. Thompson was laid to rest.

Sam had been ill for a long time and all that medical science knows, all that love could prompt, was done for him. God needed him and took him to Himself. He was a boy of whom it is truly said, everyone loved him. I never knew one more loveable, kind and dependable as Sam. His love for his sister and brother, devotion to and reverence for his mother, his affection for all his many relatives and his faithfulness to friends were in evidence all the time. Just a noble, Christian boy with the heart of a true man, no wonder God wanted him in His heavenly service.

His family were all with him in his last illness, Collins, Thompson, Mrs. Farris, and his mother.

Mrs. Louise Johnson

Mrs. Louise Johnson, aged 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.S. Hurst, at Hurst on Friday, Sept. 27. She had lived with Mrs. Hurst since the death of her husband 15 years ago. Funeral service was held Saturday the 28th, and interment was at Hurst. Tender loving hands laid the beloved mother and grandmother to rest. She is survived by both daughters, Mrs. M.S. Hurst and Mrs. Lula Mumford; by six granddaughters, four of whom were with her through her illness, Mmes. F.C. Herring, M.G. Walker, M.L. Boaz and Stanley South; by six grandsons, one of whom is In France, Olin Mumford and one in training camp at Waco, Richard Mumford.

Mrs. Johnson came to Texas when a girl. She was a devout Christian, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. One of her chief pleasures was the fact that her granddaughters were earnest Red Cross workers.

Another of Gods little ones is with her Lord, another sorrowing family is left to miss a loved one, but it is a sorrow softened by the vision of a long useful, Christian life.

Arlington Journal
Friday--October 11, 1918

Fatal Accident

Mr. Zack Medford was struck by the westbound Interurban limited at 7:15 Sunday night and died on the operating table in Dr. McKissick's office. Mr. Medford's home was in the Van Zandt Addition of Ft. Worth and he with his sons and daughters had been gathering cotton on the farm of Joe Whisrock near Webb. He was coming from Ft. Worth with Messrs. Joe Thompson and Herman Jenkins in a wagon to move his daughters, aged 17 and 15 and his son, aged 13, back to Ft. Worth where he had work. Mr. Medford was 45 years old. Mr. Thompson was only slightly hurt, while Mr. Jenkins suffered a broken limb. They were brought to Dr. McKissick's office by Mr. Hugh Moore's ambulance and received every aid that could be given. Mr. Medford was buried in Greenwood cemetery at Ft. Worth.

The accident occurred at the crossing west of Keystone, the men evidently thinking that they had crossed the interurban crossing when they crossed the T. & P. track. A mule led behind the wagon was killed.

Man Killed at Crossing

Zack Medford, a cotton picker on the farm of Joe Risrauth near Webb, was struck by the west bound interurban limited at 7:15 Sunday night and died on the operating table in Dr. McKissick's office at 8:30 p.m. He received a crushing blow in his right temple and never regained consciousness.

He was 45 years old, and was going with Joe Thompson and Herman Jenkins in a wagon to move his daughters, aged 17 and 15 and his son aged 13 from the cotton patch to Ft. Worth where he had work. The other two young men are only slightly bruised and cut, their wagon being demolished and the mule being led was killed, but their team was uninjured. The accident occured at the crossing west of Keystone.

Lieut. James Goodfellow Killed

Mrs. R.H. Bardin and Mrs. J.E. Finger were called to San Angelo last week to their sister, Mrs. John J. Goodfellow, whose son, Lieut. John James Goodfellow was killed in action Sept. 17. His parents received the message last Thurs. Lieut. Goodfellow was with the 24th Aero Squadron in France.

He was the third Son Angelo man on the casualty list and the first commissioned officer from that city to die for his country.

Lieutenant Goodfellow was born and reared at Ft. Worth, where his father for thirty years was civil engineer of Tarrant County. He enlisted in May, 1917, while at the University of Texas and was commissioned at San Diego Cal. He was only 23 years old.

Mrs. Goodfellow was Miss Lou Swann and was reared on the Swann farm north of Arlington. Her mother and 3 sisters reside in Arlington. Jim was a great favorite with his relatives here and their many friends sympathize with them in their great loss and Our Country's loss also. He laid down his life for his fellowmen--"Greater love hath no man than this."

Charley Swann Dead

Relatives of Charles Swann of Maysville. Ok., formerly of Arlington, received news Sunday of his death. His sisters, Mrs. Bardin and Mrs. Finger went from San Angelo to Maysville and Miss Sheba Swann, another sister, went from here Sunday. Charley was reared here attending school here in his boyhood. He was a most agreeable and kind school mate--always jolly--all of us loved him.

Another Loved One Lost Awhile

A shadow fell over all Arlington and community when news went out that Mrs. Benton Collins (nee Miss Ruby Hiett), youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Hiett, had gone from us.

Mrs. Collins took influenza last week and it developed into pneumonia. She died Monday night at 7 o'clock. Funeral service was held at the Baptist church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J.T. Renfro. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

Rev. E.D. Reece of Mansfield assisted Bro. Renfro. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Hardy Mayfield, Sterling P. Clark and A.B. Finche of Ft. Worth and Messrs. S.F. Wine, Sanford Yates and Pat Thompson.

The members of the Criminal District Court and District Clerk Joe M. Collins with his office force attended the funeral service, in sympathy for their fellow worker, the bereaved husband.

Many beautiful floral tributes attested the wealth of love this dear one had merited.

Ruby was one of the dearest, the sweetest, the best of girls, a Christian woman, a devoted wife, a dear daughter and sister and was beloved by all her and her husband's many relatives. She had friends in all the town and country who mourn the loss of her.

She was 23 years of age just beginning life it seemed to us, but she had finished her work on earth and God called her for she is His own. Now we know she is in the presence of her Risen Lord and, is happy, more so than mortal can understand. We shall soon be with her, and we shall know her and love her as only the immortals can know and love perfectly. Let us "pass under the rod" with submission to His devine will.

Arlington Journal
Friday--October 18, 1918

Death of Arch Meek

Mr. Arch Meek of Johnson Station, died Saturday of influenza, after a few days illness. Funeral service was held at Johnson Station by Rev. J.T. Renfro, assisted by Rev. D.C. Sibley.

Interment was in Johnson Station cemetery. Mr. Meek leaves a wife and many other relatives to mourn his early going. (Card of Thanks on Oct. 25 list Mrs. Myrtle Meek, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Tims and family as survivors.)

Death of John Schooler, Jr.

Mr. John Schooler, Jr., of Fort Worth, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schooler of Rehoboth, died of influenza in Ft. Worth Friday and was brought to Arlington Saturday for burial in Arlington cemetery. Funeral service was held at the Arlington Christian Church by a Ft. Worth pastor. Mr. Schooler's wife and children survive him. His father, mother and brothers and sisters and many other relatives also survive him.

Louis Freeman Schooler

Mr. Louis Freeman Schooler of Ft. Worth, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schooler, of Rehoboth, died Monday of influenza. Funeral service was held at the Arlington Baptist church by Rev. J.T. Renfro. Interment was in Arlington cemetery.

Mr. Schooler was 35 years of age. He was converted and joined the Baptist church in 1902. He leaves his wife, father, mother, brother and sister. In this they suffer a second bereavement in a week's time. It is indeed a great sorrow that has come to these, our friends. The spirit of Christ will teach them to submit to the wisdom of God.

Miss Pauline Chaney

Miss Pauline Chaney of Dallas, a niece of Mrs. E.H. Jones, died of influenza Monday and was brought to Arlington Tuesday for burial in Arlington cemetery. Funeral service was held at the cemetery by Rev. W.J. Hearon.

Miss Chaney was a bright, promising young girl, just seventeen. She graduated from Austin High School at the age of fifteen. She possessed rare musical talent and had applied herself to study. When a child she became a Christian and was a member of the Methodist church. Her parents, brothers, sisters survive her. She was their youngest child and they know that she is transplanted to God's garden to unfold into perfection in His presence.



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