McLennan County, Texas
February 1898

Transcribed by Sandra Van Wyk and Amanda Sipes

Tuesday, February 1, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

 Hardy Elliott Dies of Dropsy of the Heart

Yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock, Hardy Elliott dropped dead at his home at the mattress factory on South Ninth street.
Hardy was a well known and well liked negro, some 45 years of age, and had worked at the factory for some time.  For several weeks he has been threatened with dropsy of the heart and many days was unable to work on account of his disease.  Yesterday he worked all day long; stopping at 5 o'clock in the evening;  went to his home close at hand and in a few minutes he fell and expired.
Justice Bayliss Eearle was notified and held an inquest.  From the testimony of the physician he will tender a verdict to the effect that he died of dropsy of the heart.

Saturday February 5, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

  Mrs. E. Taliferro Passes Away at the Home of Mrs. T. J. Primm

At 5:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mrs. E. Taliaferro died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Primm, on Herring avenue, at the age of 50 years.  The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  Interment at Oakwood.
The deceased was a most excellent lady and one of the most widely known ladies in McLennan county.  Her friends were legion.  The Times-Herald joins with friends in condolence to the grief-stricken ones left behind.

The Waco Times
February 22, 1898
DEAD At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon

       Jno. A. Warren died at his home at Hewitt; aged 66 years. Funeral will be preached at Hewitt at 1 p.m., and the remains will be brought to Waco and interred at Oakwood. Rev. J. B. Reeves of Waco will officiate.
      The deceased leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his loss. His sons are Erwin A., Cleon K. and Ulysses S. Warren, all of whom live at Hewitt. The deceased was a resident of McLennan County for twenty-one years, having come to that vicinity in 1877. He is well known throughout the county, and he had a large circle of acquaintances who will be pained to learn of his death.   
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