McLennan County, Texas
February 1915

FEBRUARY 5, 1915


 After a serious illness of more than a month, W. H. Turner, aged 72 years, died yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock in a local sanitarium. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock, interment at Oakwood.
It will be from the late residence, 804 Elm street. Mr. Turner had been a resident of Waco for 45 years. He was born in Georgia and served in the Confederate army. He was engaged in the cotton business in Waco for 25 years, and retired from active business 10 years ago. He had been a member of the Masonic lodge since 1868 and had been affiliated with the East Waco Baptist church for 35 years. He had served as a member of the school board for 6 years. Mr. Turner's wife died four years ago. He is survived by the following children: W.H. Turner Jr., H.L. and Miss Virgie Turner, Waco; S.C. Turner, Waxahachie. He also had one sister here, Mrs. R. A. Crawford and two sisters in Georgia.


 The little three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Currie died the night of Jan. 28, at their home on Limestone avenue, of diphtheria. Interment was made the following day. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors and especially to the Carmen and their wives, for their many acts of kindness and sympathy, during our recent bereavement. We keenly feel the loss of our dear son, but are consoled with the fact that he has gone to a better home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Currie

FEBRUARY 19, 1915

Mrs. C. E. Holley and son, Truman, returned Tuesday from Teneha, where they were called by the serious illness of her brother, R. O. Parish. However, her brother was dead before they reached him and they were present at his funeral. They have the sympathy of their friends, Mrs. Holley's mother, Mrs. Joe Story, returned with her from Tenaha and will stay several months in Mart.

Mrs. J. E. Cooke was called to Mineola last Friday to attend the bedside of her father, W.D. McWhorter, but unfortunately he died before her arrival Saturday morning. Interment was made Sunday afternoon.

The death of F. L. Fletcher age 35, occurred at his home North Main street, at 4 a. m. Friday, March 12, interment being made at 3 o'clock that afternoon in Mart cemetery under, the auspices of the local Odd Fellows lodge. Deceased was proprietor of the Mart Electric Laundry and his business relations since coming here about a year ago stamped him as a man of strict sense, of honesty and integrity. He was a hard worker and his close application to his work helped to develop the spell of pneumonia, which precipitated his death.
He leaves a wife and two orphan children to mourn his loss, also a brother,  W. F. Fletcher of Chickasha, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Della Bubo, San  Antonio, Texas. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all their acquaintances.

FEBRUARY 26, 1915


 B. F. Blount of San Antonio, the oldest conductor in the I. & G.N. passenger service, died unexpectedly at Hearne Tuesday morning. Deceased was a brother of E.Y. Blount of Mart, who with his sons, Eugene and Milton, attended the funeral in San Antonio, Wednesday.


Mrs. S. I. Sanders, age 74, died at the home of her son-in-law, A. P. Smyth, Mart, Texas, Feb. 19, 1915.
Funeral services were held at the family residence at three o'clock that afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. W. Mayfield of the Mart Baptist church, assisted by Rev. C.E. Lindsey, the local Methodist pastor.
Interment was made in Mart cemetery, following the simple yet touching, ceremony at the house, which was largely attended by old friends of the deceased and acquaintances of the family.
The active pall bearers were: J. M. Booth, E. M. Parks, J. L. Spencer, T. H. Lumpkin, J. H. Punchard, and C. T. Wolverton. Honorary pall bearers: J. R. Gillam, W. W. Woodson, R. H. Swaim, W. H. Criswell, R. H. Townsend and S. C. Foster.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Alabama, Feb. 20, 1841. She came to Texas with her parents at an early age. They settled first in Anderson county, near
Palestine, moving later to Johnson County. About thirty years ago she came to this section and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Smyth. Since her daughter's death, she has remained in the home as a mother to the children. her service and influence there is a sacred memory which will never fade. Her beautiful christian character was exemplified in acts of kindness and a gentle patient spirit, which won the love and esteem of all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A sister and a brother, Mrs. J. S. Wood of Hillsboro, and D. T. Wren of Amarillo, were at her bedside when the end came.
Many beautiful floral offerings attested to the appreciation in which deceased was held.
The following out-of-town relatives were present at the funeral: Mrs. J. S. Wood and daughter, Miss Sallie Wood of Hillsboro; D. T. Wren of Amarillo; L. D. Smyth (nephew) of Cleburne and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Smyth, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Smyth, Mr. and Mrs. Chas L. Watson of Waco.
The bereaves relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
This site designed and maintained by .
Copyright 2005.