McLennan County, Texas
February 1914

FEBRUARY 13, 1914


 Mr. D. A. Austin of Yale, Oklahoma, father of Harry Austin of Mart, died at his home at 10:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, after a lingering illness of several weeks. His son and other relatives were with him when the end came.
They have the sympathy of friends and acquaintances.

FEBRUARY 27, 1914

 The funeral of C. Franks, late I.& G. N. yard master at Mart, was held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the family residence corner S. Smyth and Limestone Avenue, conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield, pastor of Mart Baptist church. Interment in Mart Cemetery immediately following.
Mr. Franks had died in the I. & G.N. Hospital at Palestine Friday morning, Feb. 20.
An escort of friends and former fellow workmen accompanied the sorrowing wife with the body of her deceased husband back to Mart, arriving on the 6 o'clock train Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were short and simple, attended by a large concourse of citizens, including representatives of all the labor organizations in the employment of the I. & G.N. Beautiful floral offerings from each order attested the esteem of the members for their fallen comrade and sympathy for the bereaved wife and young orphan boy.
All their acquaintances will sympathize, as Mr. Franks was well known here and the leading business men of the town were numbered among his friends.
The following were pall bearers: D.C. Sansom, L.L. Clark, C.E. Parnell, Tom Colley, G.H. Lewis and W.H. Horn.
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