McLennan County, Texas
April 1922

APRIL 3, 1922


The death of  A.J. Oliver, age 74, pioneer citizen of the Horn Hill community and of Mart as well, which occurred at the old family home 12 miles east of Mart, Sunday afternoon, April 2, is a source of grief to his loved ones and a large circle of friends and a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Deceased was born in Shelby county, Texas, Feb. 3, 1848, moving to Limestone County and bought land near Horn Hill in January, 1876, and was married to Florie Ann McGee, Nov. 16, 1878.
Besides his faithful wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mesdames W.G. Bailey and J.H. Toone of Mart, and Mrs. Guy Hendrix of Waco; three sons, Sid Oliver of Ballinger, Texas , Andy and George Oliver of Mart and two brothers, S.A. Oliver of Waco and G.H. Oliver of Mart, Route 2.
Because of the threatening weather and other considerations, plans to bury the body at Horn Hill were changed and it was brought to Mart, Monday morning to remain in the W.G. Bailey home until 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the hour set for the funeral at the Mart Baptist church, Rev. A.L. Leake officiating.
Interment to follow in Mart Cemetery.  
"Uncle Jack" Oliver as he was familiarly know in Mart, was a man of strict integrity and high honor. He was loved by all who knew him for his real worth.
He has held property interests in Mart many years, where his children lived, and where he resided during the time his children received their education in Mart High school. After their children had married, he followed the bent of his inclination and with his wife, returned to the farm home, where they lived in quiet independence, until his death, April 2, 1922.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all their friends. List of active pall bearers: J.L. Spencer, Earl B. Smyth, Dr. C.E. Smith, L.M. Benson, R.W. Bass and W.L. Lowry.
Honorary pall bearers: H.E. Nash, G.D. Robertson, J.R. Gillam, J.C. Rogers, H.E. Thomas, J.T. Ashley, R.H. Swaim, H.C. Gant, J.H. McKenzie, L.C. Miles, Dr. T.J. Holton, W.T. Jackson, Judge Kimball, Ed Gibson, S.L. Knox, G.W. Hendrix, Dr. M.F. Bettencourt, I.R. Lowry, C.C. Collum, M.L. Langsford, W.E. Easter, G.D. Wilson.


Deep regret is felt over the death of one of Mart's pioneer settlers,  W.L. Little, age 69 years, who died this (Monday) morning at 8 o'clock, at his home near Mart. Deceased though had been in poor health for several months, was apparently recovering from a recent severe illness until Saturday when a change for the worse was noted. As a result, his death occurred which comes as the source of bereavement for the family and many friends. W.L. Little was born in Cornith, Miss., June 12, 1853.
He came to Texas in 1877 and in 1881 was married to Miss Bell Mulloy. He had been in the state 45 years, having lived in and near Mart for the past 32 years.
He was a charter member of the Mart Baptist Church and has lived a faithful and consistent Christian life.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John Drinkard of Mart; two sons, Arthur Little of Waco and John Little of Mart.
The funeral services are announced for 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Baptist church, with Pastor A.L. Leake conducting the service, interment following in the Mart Cemetery.
Honorary pall bearers are: Rev. R.J. Taylor, W.C. Easter, J.W. Howard, Walter Dunn, H.A. Gladdish, Drs. J.R. Gillam and M.L. Langford, J. C. Rogers and A.J. Grammer.
Active pall bearers include: W.D. Kaigler, E. M. Phillips, Jay Hawthorne, R. S. Chambers, Earl B. Smyth, and J. L. Spencer.
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