McLennan County, Texas
April 1909

Waco Daily Times Herald

April 3, 1909

The Funeral of Miss Rosie Chambers will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her sister, Mrs. T. F. Gray 1505 North Fifteenth street, Rev. W. E. Boggs, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist Church officiating.

Mrs. S. E. Boker, a widow, aged 44 years, died this morning at her home on South Sixth Street. She has one son, living in Fort Worth, and the remains are being held at the Undertaking parlors of Lees & Compton awaiting advices from the young man.

April 4, 1909

West, April 3-Mrs. E. H. Webb aged 77 years, wife of T. C. Webb, died Wednesday night and was buried in Bold Springs cemetery Thursday afternoon, Rev. C. B. Smith officiating. Mrs. Webb had been in poor health for some time, but her demise was a sad shock to her many friends. She is survived by her husband, T. C. Webb, and one son, J. H. Webb, of Mart, and daughter, Mrs. W. H. Jones, of Leroy.  Mr. and Mrs. Webb have lived near West for many years and she had the love and respect of every one in the community.

 Mrs. J. J. Rogers, wife of J. J. (Dick) Rogers, was buried in the same cemetery immediately following the burial of Mrs. Webb, Rev. C. B. Smith conducting both services.

 Mrs. N. S. Smith, mother of our fellow townsman, J. M. Smith, died in Hamilton, Texas, this week and the remains were shipped here and were laid away this afternoon in the family lot in White Rock cemetery, Rev. A. B. Little officiating.

April 5, 1909


 Miss Mary A. Hobson, aged 66 years, died very suddenly this morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Wheeler, 315 North Fifteenth Street. The funeral services will be held at the residence of the latter tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. C. T. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating.
The pallbearers are as follows: E. Rotan, E.H. Dickson, J.L. Brockenborough, John Sleeper, T. C. Smith and Eugene Early. Miss Hobson was a native of Massachusetts and a devout and consistent member of Presbyterian church. Her life had been spent in the performance of good deeds, while, her kindness and gentleness were known to all. The news of her sudden deprise has occasioned the most sincere regret.

April 6, 1909


Mexia, Tex. April 4-The body of Kemp Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Adams of Mexia, who died yesterday in Abilene, was brought to this city today.  The funeral was held this afternoon and interment was made in city cemetery.


Mrs. Ida Williams, aged 29 years, died yesterday afternoon at 3:35 near Chalk Bluff.
The remains were brought to Waco and taken to the undertaking establishment of Lees & Compton, 214 South Fourth Street, and the funeral services will take place from that point at 10:30 tomorrow, Wednesday morning, interment at Oakwood cemetery.

April 09, 1909


Alpine, Tex. April 9-Having inherited heart weakness which has caused several other deaths in the family, Fred, the fourteen year old son of Tom J. Miller, dropped dead in the school room here this morning. The lad was apparently in good health and was leaving the room for recess.


Miss Eulalia Edmonson, aged 17 years, died last night at 11:56 at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. R. Taylor, 1990 South Tenth street, after an illness of only a few days. The remains were prepared for interment and shipped today at noon to Brookshire. Services were held at the house by Rev. J. E. Johnson, pastor of the Seventh and James Baptist Church at 10 o'clock this morning.
Friday of last week the young lady was stricken with appendicitis, and notwithstanding the constant attention of her devoted parents, her sister and other relatives, who were present when she died, the fatal progress of the disease could not be checked.
Since last September, Miss Edmondson has been in this city, attending the Waco High School. Of a most lovable disposition, she gained a host of friends during her brief stay in Waco. She was an unusually studious and apt pupil, who applied herself with great diligence to the various studies she was pursuing, and her untimely demise has caused regret and sadness to those whose acquaintance she had formed, particularly on the part of her teachers and school companions.


Mrs. Dora Ogden, aged 27 years, who died yesterday at her home on Provident Heights, was buried at Crawford this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Her husband and one son are the survivors. Her death is keenly regretted by many friends of the deceased, as she was a most estimable woman, beloved by all who knew her.

April 15, 1909


The Funeral of Mrs. S. A. Smith at Moore's cemetery yesterday afternoon was attended by hundreds of persons. She had been a resident of this county for more than four decades and all who possibly could were present at the obsequies. Numerous beautiful floral tributes were placed on her grave before the gathering departed from the cemetery.

APRIL 22, 1909


 Mrs. M. J. Shumate died at the home of Mrs. Dill last Friday last at 12:30 after an illness of a few days. The remains were carried to Palestine where interment was made Saturday morning.

April 29, 1909


The funeral of J. S. M'Lendon is taking place at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the First Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. C. T. Caldwell and the Masonic fraternity of Waco.
Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery, and many friends of this good man will follow him to his last resting place, feeling a sense of personal loss in his taking off. General expressions have all gone to show the high esteem in which he was held, and the sorrow at the news of his death.
Telegrams were received yesterday from all parts of the state, as news of the death of Major McLendon went out of Waco by wire yesterday morning to the afternoon papers, and these messages contained expressions similar to those heard here.
The Masons will take charge at the church after the service by Dr. C. T. Caldwell and will conduct the service at the grave, under an escort of Knights Templar. Seats will be reserved at the church for the family, pall bearers, Masons, Knights Templar, Confederates, school trustees, and the faculty of TCU, and the employees of the Citizens' National bank and McLendon Hardware Company.
The banks of the city closed at 1 o'clock this afternoon and will remain closed the remainder of the day. The floral offerings are so profuse that it will be with difficulty that they can be placed in the space allotted in the church. There are many persons from out of the city, among these several from Calvert, where Mr. McLendon, lived before coming to Waco, and where he was generally beloved.
The pall bearers are:  Active-W. D. Lacy, J. F. Brinkerhoff, W. W. Seley, John W. Baker, L. B. Black, J. T. Davis.  Honaorary-C. H. Higginson, H. H. Shear, W. T. Watt, E. R. Nash, E. Rotan, Dr. H. C. Black, A. P. Duncan, Sam Sanger, A. C. Pendergast, Col. Chas. Hamilton, H. B. Mistrot, S. M. McAshan.
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