McLennan County, Texas
April 1905


WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD

SUNDAY
APRIL 02, 1905

YOUNG MAN DIED SUDDENLY IN GATESVILLE

      A. G. Brooks, aged 28 years, died at Gatesville, Friday afternoon, quite suddenly.  He formerly resided in this city and was the son of I. U. Brooks who is in the grocery business on South Sixth street.  His wife and child were in the city on a visit to Mr. Brooks parents, when of Friday afternoon they received a telegram announcing the serious illness of Mr. Brooks. They started to Gatesville by private conveyance, but before they had proceeded far they were met with the sad message that he was dead.
     The remains arrived in the city yesterday afternoon from Gatesville, and the funeral will occur this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist Church.
     The deceased has only been living in Gatesville a few months, having removed there from Waco.  He was well known in this city and has resided here for many years.  He was a prominent Maccabee and was for a short time
record keeper in Lone Star Tent No. 41.  After moving to Gatesville he was elected commander of the tent in that city, and the remains were accompanied to Waco by Messrs. Holbrook and Boyd, two Sir Knights of that city.
     The young man was very popular with all who knew him, and his death is a sad blow to his many friends. The heart-broken wife and little boy have the loving condolence of all their friends here and elsewhere.
     The following are the pallbearers, R. V. McClain, Tom G. Dilworth, J. N. Thomas, R .A. Word, John Strecker and Max Lippard.  All Maccabees to the city are requested to attend the funeral this afternoon.

APRIL 09, 1905
THURSDAY

MRS. L. A. FISHER PASSES AWAY

      Mrs. L. A. Fisher, who has been sick for the pas three months, died at the residence of the family, on Cumberland Street, yesterday morning at 4 o'clock.
     The deceased was a staunch Christian woman and widely known on account of noble deeds.
     Four sons and a daughter survive to mourn her loss.
     Funeral services will take place at 10:30 this morning from Trinity M. E. Church.

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 12, 1905

TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
FORMER WACO MAN SUICIDED AT NEW ORLEANS YESTERDAY

     New Orleans, LA-April 10-  J. R. Peyton, a native of Tyler, Tex. and a resident of Waco until three years ago when he entered the service of the Wells-Fargo Express Company, killed himself in his room at No. 817 Caroldolet street today, shooting himself through the head with a 45-caliber revolver.  Death was almost instantaneous.
     Peyton had prepared for the final deed.  He locked himself in his room and sat down in a chair then took the pistol in his hand.
     Peyton was an express messenger between Houston and New Orleans. He has a father residing in Houston and a brother in Dequincy, La.

SATURDAY
APRIL 15, 1905

FUNERAL OF MRS. KEESEE

McGregor, Tex., April 14-  Mrs. J. G. Keesee was buried today at Harris Creek cemetery.  She came from her home in the Panhandle a short time ago for medical treatment and went to Temple for an operation.  She died at Temple
and was brought here for burial.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Keesee's brother, George W. Connally, a large number of friends and relatives of the family attending the burial.
     Thomas A. Caufield was in McGregor a few minutes this evening.  He attended the burial of Mrs. Keesee and came from the cemetery to town.

THURSDAY
APRIL 20, 1905

 A SERIOUS WRECK NEAR BRUCEVILLE

     Bruceville, Tex., April 20- A Katy cattle train north bound and a local freight south bound collided today about three hundred yard north of the depot here and the tracks were torn up for several rods.
     H. C. Fange, fireman on the cattle train, was killed.
     J. R. Smith of Smithville, engineer on the cattle train, was slightly injured, and Long, given name not knows was seriously hurt.
     The stock cars were smashed in the wreck and the cattle soon scattered over the country.  A few of them were cripped, but most able to run exercised the privilege as soon as extricated from the wreck, and the whole neighborhood is engaged in trying to corral them.
     Brakeman Long is still unconscious and the doctors do not believe he will ever revive.
     The trains came together head on and their meeting supposed to be a misreading of orders by somebody.  The cause, however, is not known and may never be.
     The track neer is blocked by the wreck and it will be several hours before trains can pass.
     Meanwhile, trains on the Katy will pass over the Cotton Belt and Santa Fe via McGregor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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