McLennan County, Texas
August 1925

These obituaries were transcribed by Mary Kay Snell

WACO TIMES HERALD Tuesday Aug. 4, 1925

BURIAL MRS. NORA DACK TUESDAY AFTERNOON

 Mrs. Nora Dack, 23 years old, living at Lorena, died Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock in a local sanitarium. Her death followed a brief illness.
The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3, services to be held in the Speegleville Methodist church, where her body will be taken in Compton’s motor hearse. Rev. T. W. Layne will officiate.
Surviving Mrs. Dack are her husband, R. R. Dack; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Spivey of Spring Valley; five brothers, Nick , Jim and Willy Spivey of Spring Valley; Clint Spivey of Walnut Springs, and John Spivey of Georgia; and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Tanksley and Mrs. Zora Ballew of Chalsworth, GA. And Mrs. Blanche Hedrick of Old Fort , Tenn.

WACO TIMES HERALD Tuesday Aug. 4, 1925

MRS. VIRGINIA AKIN DIES TUESDAY AFTER ILLNESS SEVERAL YEARS

 Mrs. Virginia Akin, 66 years old, died Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Shumway, 1609 Columbia street. Her death followed an illness of several years.
The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10, from the residence of Mrs. Shumway, with Dr. C. H. Booth, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist church, officiating, internment to be made in Oakwood.
Mrs. Akin, who was a native of Alabama, had spent the greater part of her life in Texas, coming to this state with her parents in 1870. She was married on Feb. 23, 1876, to Jim Akin, who survives her.
For many years Mrs. Akin had been a resident of Waco, and she was known and beloved by a legion of friends for her innate goodness, her unselfish service to others and her desire to bring joy and happiness into the lives of the distressed and unfortunate. In ???? Mrs. Akin joined the Methodist church here and her membership at the time of death was in the Austin Avenue Methodist church. She was a most sincere and exemplary Christian, her life being an inspiration to all who came in contact with her.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Akin is survived by seven children, A. J. Akin, Hubbard; Mrs. C. C. Shumway and Mrs. James P. Alexander, Waco; Mrs. J. F. Farmer, Fort Worth; Mrs. Nora A. Hill, Los Angeles; James J. Akin, Graham and Mrs. Frank W Elliott, Amarillo. She also has one brother, Aaron Gamble, Waco.

WACO TIMES HERALD Thursday Aug. 6, 1925

PARLYSIS IS FATAL FOR MRS. MARY FROUWEN; DIES SISTER’S HOME

Funeral services for  Mrs. Mary A. Frouwen, 70 years old, who died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, were held Thursday morning at 8 o’clock, in Compton’s funeral home, with Dr. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. The body was then shipped to Dallas; where the funeral will take place Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Frouwen had been ill for some time, but her death was resulted from a stroke of paralysis, with which she had been afflicted for the past two weeks.
She was born in Kentucky, but had lived in Dallas for the last 25 years, spending a considerable portion of her time in Waco for the last eight years. Mrs. Frouwen was the widow of a prominent Dallas dentist.
Besides the sister here she is survived by four other sisters and one brother, Mrs. M.F. Vance, Beeville; Mrs. W. H. Young and Mrs. W. H. Belcher, Arkansas Pass; Mrs. M. L. Stallings, Brady; J.G. Atherton, Livermore, Ky.

WACO TIMES HERALD SUNDAY Aug. 9, 1925

SISTER WACO JURIST PASSES AWAY AT HER HOME IN HOOD COUNTY

Word has been received here of the recent death at her home in Tolar, Hood county, of  Mrs. Sarah Kelly, about 70 years old, sister of Associate Justice J. A. Stanford of the Tenth court of civil appeals of Waco. Judge and Mrs. Stanford, who were spending a few weeks in Colorado, were called back home by news of her death. Mrs. Kelley died on Monday of last week and was buried the following Wednesday.
She was a native of Arkansas, but she had lived in Tolar for the last 30 years, being one of the most prominent and highly esteemed women of that section of the state. She was a sincere, earnest Christian, whose life inspired all who came within the scope of her influence.
Besides W. G. Kelly, her husband, Mrs. Kelly is survived by seven children, three brothers and one sister., Judge J.A. Stanford, Waco; Zach Stanford, Godley; Fayette Stanford, San Pedro, Mexico, and Mrs. Delia Morris; Mineral Wells.

WACO TIMES HERALD TUESDAY Aug. 11, 1925

FORMER WACO MAN KILLED

Times-Herald Special
BROWNWOOD, Texas, Aug. 11.  E. L. Harris, 27, of Wall, a little town near San Angelo, Tom Green county, was killed near here yesterday afternoon, about 5:30 o’clock, when a freight train going west on the Santa Fe struck the Ford truck in which he and J. W. Keel, 46, also of Wall were riding.
The truck was loaded with DeLeon watermelons, en route to San Angelo.
According to Keel, who is seriously injured and in a local hospital, Harris formerly lived in Waco and for the past few days or weeks had been in West Texas seeking work. The truck belonged to Harris.
Keel was able to talk only at intervals and not much is known of the accident. His six children are due here tonight from San Angelo, he also formerly lived in Waco, but came west a few months ago for his wife’s health. Later Mr. Keel died. Harris’ body was shipped to San Angelo this morning, but word received here since morning says that Harris will be shipped to Waco, where burial will take place Wednesday. Harris has a wife in San Angelo. It is not known whether he has any children.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Tuesday, August 11, 1925

  Following a brief illness,  Miss Mary Glenn, 21 years old, died Monday night at 7:55.  She passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. E. M. Glenn, 1423 Barron street.
  The funeral will take place this Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the John F. Rowe residence, 326 North Fourteenth street, with Dr. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating, interment to be made in Oakwood.
  Active pallbearers are:  Paul G. Granbury, G. P. Pylant, John H. Edwards, B. C. Yarbrough, Bruce E. Jackson and Marion Caskey.  
Honorary:  Judge W. H. Jenkins, Dr. S. P. Brooks, Dr. T. D. Brooks, Prof. E. H. Sparkman, Dr. J. T. Harrington, Dr. Sims Allen, Dr. W. A. Bruce and former Gov. Pat M. Neff.
  Born in Mt. Calm, Miss Glenn was reared in Waco.  She was a  graduate of the Waco high school, and her studies in Baylor were  completed last June.  She was a member of the First Baptist  church.
  Besides her mother, Miss Glenn is survived by one sister, Miss  Clara Mae Glenn, Waco, and two brothers, Rice and Marshall  Glenn, Dallas.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Wednesday, 12 Aug 1925

Body of  M. Crown Sent to Dallas for Burial

  The body of M. Crown, who died in Marlin, Monday night, was shipped to Dallas by the Puckett Undertaking company,
Wednesday morning, and the funeral will take place in Dallas at five Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. Crown was a well known Waco resident, having lived here for the last 32 years.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Wednesday, 12 Aug 1925

Death Tuesday Eve  Jones Young; Burial Wed. at 4:30 P. M.

  Jones Young, 52 years old, died Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at his home on the Orand place, South Twelfth street road.  He had been ill for some time.
  The body will be taken in Compton's motor hearse to Robinson, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 in the Robinson Baptist church, with Rev. C. E. Poe, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Robinson cemetery.
  Active pallbearers are: Sam Orand, Lin Orand, W. R. McAdams, B. P. Sharp, F. M. Holley and O. L. Royal.  Honorary:   Ed Sturgis, J. K. Rose, Dr. W. S. Witt, J. L. Sharp, J. W. Henson, M. L. Board, C. J. Anderson, I. E. Roseneaur, W. T. Royals, W. F. Jones, Charles Evans, H. J. Hudson, W. H. and J. B. McBrayer and John
McFalls.
  Born in Alabama, Mr. Young had lived in McLennan county for the last 32 years.  He was widely known and most highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
  He is survived by five daughters and one son, Mrs. Pearle Dack, Waco; Misses Cecile, Virgie May, Ernestine and Mildred Young and Carl Young, who live with their father.  He also has three brothers and one sister, Will Young, Fort Worth; Adolph and Owen Young, and Miss Lum Young, Florence, Ala.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Thursday, August 13, 1925

Funeral Thursday of  Mrs. Ella Addison, Texas Half Century

  Illness of three weeks resulted in the death in a local sanitarium Wednesday afternoon of Mrs. Ella Addison, 68 years old.  She lived at 1217 James street.
  The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Addison's niece, Mrs. Della Williams, 1318 James street.  Rev. C. E. Poe will officiate, and interment will be made in Park Lawn.
  Active pallbearers are:  N. J. Bozeman, Charles Betross, C. R. Walker, W. L. Crook, V. V. Damon and Rev. J. R. Wiggs.  
Honorary pallbearers are:  W. H. Gohagen, Dr. J. T. Harrington, William Brandon, George Ewing, Joe Christian and Rev. J. L. Walker.
  Born in Alabama, Mrs. Addison had been a resident of Texas for the greater part of her life, having lived in this state for the last 50 years, 15 years of that time in Waco.  She was a most sincere and devout member of the Baptist church since early childhood.  Her membership was in the Seventh and James Street church.  Mrs. Addison was beloved by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
  She is survived by her husband, W. F. Addison, and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Lanier of Notosulga, Ala.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Thursday, August 13, 1925

 T. L. Harris, Killed By Train, Is Buried Thursday, Falls County

  The funeral of T. L. Harris, 27 years old, killed by a freight train near Brownwood last Monday afternoon, took place this Thursday afternoon, interment being made in Buel cemetery, near Marlin, where the body was taken in the motor hearse of the Compton Undertaking company.  The body of Mr. Harris reached Satin early Thursday.  
  Mr. Harris lived at Satin at one time, and one  of his brothers, B. H. Harris, is a resident of that place.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
SUNDAY
AUGUST 16, 1925

MEMORIAL FOR  WM. J. BRYAN HELD AT EDDY

     D. W. Harwell presided at the Bryan memorial service held Sunday morning. Joe Coffey spoke of Mr. Bryan's work as a fundamentalist and Dr. J.R. Knight read selections from the speech Mr. Bryan expected to deliver at Dayton.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Friday, August 21, 1925

Funeral Services At Killeen  Mrs. R. M. Cole
Times-Herald Special.
BELTON, Texas, Aug. 21--Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Killeen, 20 miles west of Belton for Mrs. R. M. Cole, 66, a pioneer settler of Bell county. For 65 years she had made her home at Killeen. Her six sons-in-law were pallbearers, viz.: H. N. Law and Sam Rancier, Killeen; Roy Levy, Chilton; Allen Slawson, Killeen; N. Hamner, Eastland, and Dr. J. M. Murphy, Temple. Mrs. Cole is survived by her husband and 11 children.

W. M. Rogers to Be Buried Friday At Groesbeck
W. M. Rogers of Groesbeck 46 years old, died in a local sanitarium, Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.
The body was shipped Thursday night by the Compton Undertaking company to Groesbeck, where the funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 5, from the family residence, with Revs. Cornelius and D. W. Martin officiating. Interment will be made in the Groesbeck cemetery. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.
Besides his wife, Mr. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hines and Miss Hazel Rogers, and one son, Wm. Rogers, all of Groesbeck. He also has three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Carroll, New York; Mrs. George Latham, Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Charles Frazier, Maryville, Tenn.

 W. M. Rogers to Be Buried Friday At Groesbeck
W. M. Rogers of Groesbeck 46 years old, died in a local sanitarium, Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.
The body was shipped Thursday night by the Compton Undertaking company to Groesbeck, where the funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 5, from the family residence, with Revs. Cornelius and D. W. Martin officiating. Interment will be made in the Groesbeck cemetery. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.
Besides his wife, Mr. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hines and Miss Hazel Rogers, and one son, Wm. Rogers, all of Groesbeck. He also has three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Carroll, New York; Mrs. George Latham, Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Charles Frazier, Maryville, Tenn.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Friday, August 21, 1925

Prominent Hill County Resident Dies Here
   G. W. Uzzell, well known resident of Hill county, living near West, died Thursday night in a local hospital.  He was 58 years old.
  While definite arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, the body will be taken in Compton's motor hearse to Vaughn, where interment will be made.
  Surviving Mr. Uzzell are his wife, seven sons, M. H., F. R., G. E. and J. D. Uzzell, all of Waco, and Bonnie, Dale and Eugene of West; five daughters, Mrs. O. A. Cisco and Mrs. C. E. Scott of Waco, and Mrs. T. H. Earle, Taylor; Misses Jessie and Rosie Uzzell of West; four brothers, Robert and Hatton Uzzell of Anona, Texas; Jack Uzzell of Wilson, Okla., and J. T. Uzzell of Abbott; two sisters, Mrs. David Peak, Anona, and Mrs. Jess Reinhardt, Wilson, Okla., and his mother, Mrs. Mary Uzzell, Anona.

WISDOM TOOTH CAUSES DEATH

 L. E. Ponder, Mgr. Texas Telephone Co., Dies from Blood
Poisoning

  An infected wisdom tooth, followed by blood poison, resulted in the death at 12:50 Friday morning of L. E. Ponder, 30 years old, local manager of the Texas Telephone company.  Mr. Ponder lived at 1201 Jefferson street.  He had been ill only a short time, the tooth having been extracted two weeks ago.  Mr. Ponder was taken to the sanitarium Thursday afternoon, a drainage operation being resorted to late Thursday, in an effort to save his life, the poison having affected his face.
  Funeral services will be conducted in the Wilkirson and Hatch mortuary chapel at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, with Rev. B. M. Cloyd of the Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, officiating.  The body will be sent to Hillsboro for burial, which will take place Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock, with the Masons in charge at the grave.
  Born and reared in Bryan, Mr. Ponder was an ex-student of A. & M. college.  He had benn connected with the Texas Telephone company here for the last five years, and he had been manager of the company since May 1 of this year.  His advancement with the Texas Telephone company was rapid and substantial by reason of the ability and efficiency he manifested.
  Mr. Ponder was an ex-service man, having served in the infantry, with the rank of first lieutenant.  He was with the American forces overseas.  His parents died when he was quite young, and he was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Cox of Bryan.
  In Waco, Mr. Ponder was known to and beloved by all of his business associates and by many friends and acquaintances.  He had the confidence and esteem of his superior officers of the Texas Telephone company and the love and affection of all those over whom he had supervision.  Mr. Ponder was a young man of sterling character, endearing himself to all who came in contact with him.  
He was a member of George N. Denton lodge of Masons.
  Besides his wife, Mrs. Ponder is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. Bowles of Alpine.
Pallbearers Named for Burial L. E. Ponder

    The following active pallbearers have been named for the funeral service for L. E. Ponder, which will be held at 10 o'clock saturday morning at the undertaking parlors of Wilkirson and Hatch, with Rev. V. M. Cloyd of Fort Worth officiating:  E. B. Camberlain, V. R. Ponder, C. R. Embry, L. W. Laird, Albert Schramm, Taylor, Tex.; Alva Mabry, Noah Dansby, Chester McLemore.

                        Honorary
    H. M. Cox, Fred Moore, G. B. Foscue, Jr., Earl R. Evans, S. H. Shutt, J. B. Earle, L. S. Gardner, R. W. Garner, A. Carpenter, O. E. Mehnert, Sr.; D. S. Sharp, R. L. Shotwell, S. B. Dibble, I. L. Fullerton, H. C. Cook, W. L. Miller, George Bledsoe, R. E. Alexander, V. E. Williams, H. L. Curd, H. A. Dennis, H. C. Reiss, R. C. Bird, J. F. Hunt, John Howard, W. B. Strauss, Fred Billert, O. L. Boland, Wm. Penn Clark, L. A. Beal, J. P. Brewington, R. E. Meads, E. P. Speer, D. S. Dodson, Alton Jay, Henry Keller, R. K. Mathis, W. I. Proffitt, Eli Gurvetch, W. H. Grey, Ed Hyndman, E. C. Thompson, Royston Haney, Frances Veasey, Cecil Daughtrey, Reindard Osthoff, Geo. K. McLendon, J. B. McLendon.
    Mention of Mr. Ponder's death appears in another part of the issue of the TIMES-HERALD.

WACO TIMES-HERALD
Waco, Texas
Friday, August 21, 1925

Waco Man Found Dead At Early Hour Friday
     Ed Brown, about 41 years old, was found dead early Friday morning, about two miles this side of McGregor.  The body was viewed by Justice of the Peace R. B. Stanford.  Mr. Brown had been ill for the last few days.
    The body will be taken in Compton's motor hearse to Marlin, where the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon.
    Surviving Mr. Brown are his wife, one son, Charles W. Brown, his mother, Mrs. Lottie Brown, Marlin; three brothers, G. W. Brown, Marlin; D. E. Brown, Lufkin; Matt Brown, who lives in West Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Vinie Richardson, Easterly, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Pool, Lott.

Heat Prostration Results in Death of Young Cotton Picker

    Overheat, or heat prostration, is ascribed as the cause of the death of  Jesus Hernandez, 17 years old.  He died at his home, 517 River street, South Waco, Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
    So far as known, this is the first death to result from sunstroke in Waco so far this summer.  The boy had been employed as a cotton picker.
    The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of St. Francis of Assissi, with interment in Holy Cross cemetery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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