McLennan County, Texas
February 9, 1917
The unexpected death of W. J. Gillam, age 73, occurred at his home, three miles west of Mart Sunday night, Feb. 4, at 9:30 o'clock.
Deceased was a pioneer citizen of this community and a Confederate veteran.
He was a consistent member of the Baptist church and of the Masonic lodge at Mart.
His death was both a surprise and a shock to his family and friends, as he rode with members of his family in their car Sunday afternoon, ate a hearty supper, and conversed with his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Lowry of Mart, over the phone, but a short time before he suffered the stroke of paralysis from which he so soon expired.
Funeral services were held at the Mart Baptist Church at three o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Pastor J.W. Mayfield, following which the body was taken in charge by the local lodge and buried with Masonic honors in Mart cemetery. A large number of friends and acquaintances were in attendance at the funeral, as deceased was one of the most highly respected and influential citizens of this section.
THE MART HERALD
FEBRUARY 16, 1917
Mr. W. E. Johnson of Ben Hur, age 42 years, died at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home. Mr. Johnson had been ill several days with pneumonia, and he leaves a wife, five children, and many friends to mourn his loss. The funeral service was held at his residence, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, interment being made in the Kirk cemetery that afternoon at two o'clock.
Much regret is felt in Mart over the death of Dr. W. G. Jameson of Palestine, chief surgeon of the I. & G.N. Ry. Co., who died very unexpectedly at his home in that city Monday night, Feb. 12. From information received here, he was supposed to be convalescing from a few days illness, and was found dead, presumably as the result of a stroke of apoplexy.
There are a few men in the service of the I. & G.N. railroad, but know Dr. Jameson and hold him in high esteem. As a surgeon he ranks as one of the most distinguished in his profession in the South.
Dr. M. L. Langford of Mart, assistant surgeon for the company and co-worker with Dr. Jameson for many years, left at noon today for Palestine to be present at the funeral expected to be held Wednesday.