McLennan County, Texas
January 1898

Transcribed by Sandra Van Wyk

Thursday January 6, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

 Frank M. Hinchman, son of Major A. Hinchman, who has been sick for some time with consumption, died at 2 a.m. this morning.
He was 40 years of age and leaves a wife and two sisters and one brother to mourn  death, among whom are Mrs. Janey Jones, and Miss Mattie Hinchman; L. A. Hinchman.

January 7, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

The Hinchman Funeral

It was announced in the Times-Herald yesterday morning that Frank Hinchman was dead but the hour of his demise was so late in the morning that it was impossible at that time to learn the details of the funeral.  It has been fixed for 10 o`clock this morning from the family residence, corner of Fifth and Columbus street. Rev. Frank Page of St. Paul's Episcopal church officiating.
The pall bearers are:  W. S. Baker, Charles Sheppard, R. W. Jablonowski, Charles McCulloch, Charles Hobson and O. W. David.

January 7, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

The Hatton Funeral
The funeral of  Ed C. Hatton occurred yesterday afternoon from his late residence, corner Fourteenth and Barron streets, a large number of friends attending to pay the last tribute to the deceased.
The funeral was under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias order, the membership of the several lodges in the city taking part.
Mr. Hatton has made Waco his home for a long time, and has made many friends in this city.  He was a large-hearted, true friend, and those who knew him liked him.  There was a considerable regret when it was announced that he was dead.
It was at first intended that his remains should be taken to Missouri for interment, but his brothers arrived Wednesday  night and decided to bury him in Oakwood.  The following were the pall bearers:  Tom Padgitt, J. N. Harris, C. C. McCulloch, L. C. Puckett, R. H Chatham,  S. A. Hogan, W. H. Jones, George T. Holman and Clint Padgitt of Dallas.
The floral tributes at the grave were beautiful in the extreme and bespoke the high regard of his many friends, who followed his remains to their last resting place in a lovely spot surrounded by trees at Oakwood.  Among the floral pieces was a pillow of red roses and white hyacinths resting on a bed of smilax with the inscription in purple immortelles, “The Boys.”
A broken wheel lovingly entwined with pink and white roses rested against a fan of white hyacinths and wood violets, with smilax and fern fronds for greenery.  The wheel was the gift of Mr. H. H. Keck, and the fan was sent by Mr. Hatton's little friend, L. C. Puckett, Jr., aged seven years.  There was a handsome wreath and a cross made of immortelles and geranium leaves sent by some loving hands, which the brothers of the dead man will carry to their aged and sorrowing parents in Missouri, who are brok-hearted over the loss of their loved son.

Saturday January 15, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

Col Patten Dead.
A Well Known Citizen Passes Away After Lingering Illness

 Col. Nathan Patten died last night at 10:30 at the home of Dr. Patten, his son, at the age of 73 years.  Col. Patten has lived in Waco for many years, and his life has been a long and useful one.  At a late hour it had not been decided when interment would be.  There is some thought of burying him at the Patten ranch, eighteen miles north of the city, but it is not known whether interment will be there or at Oakwood.

Saturday January 15, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

 Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis of Cameron Passes Away.
Cameron Texas, Jan 14.
Died at Cameron, Texas, on the 11th instant, after a brief illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, aged 78 years.  The death of Mrs. Lewis was unexpected, and has cast a gloom over our city, where she has resided for the last eighteen years.  She was a most exemplary lady, a consistent life-long member of the Baptist church, and a devout Christ, universally loved and respected by all who knew her.  Mrs. Lewis was the mother of the Hon. A. J. Lewis, mayor of Cameron, who had the misfortune to lose his wife in 1890, and in her old age has watched over her orphan grand children with devoted maternal care and affection.  Mr. Lewis and his family have the sympathy of the entire community in his great bereavement.
The funeral took place yesterday evening, and was more largely attended than any known in the history of Cameron.  All the business houses were closed, the city hall draped in mourning, the public schools were closed, and the children attended the funeral in a body.

Tuesday January 18, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

 Henry De Hart Killed by His Horse
Clifton, Texas, January 17.  Local option ceased and the saloons opened here Saturday.

Henry DeHart, proprietor of a restaurant adjoining a drinking house was killed yesterday.  From indications where he was picked up, it seems he ran into a wire fence in the darkness Saturday night, while returning from a dance, and his horse was thrown over the fence, falling on the rider, the horn of the saddle crushing his breast.  His head was also crushed by the horse.  The horse was badly injured.  DeHart is said to have been drinking.

Tuesday January 18, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

Sudden Death
 Chas. R. Hawvichorst Died Last Night of Cerebral Hemorrhage.

At 1150 o'clock last night at his home, No. 141 Franklin street, Chas. R. Hawvichorst died very suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage after an illness  of only two and a half hours.  Dr. Dreis and Dr. Young were called in but to no avail.
The deceased was born on the waters coming to this country and was 39 years of age.

Thursday, January 20, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

 Mrs. Effie Harris Has Passed to the Other Shore.

At 9 o'clock yesterday morning Mrs. Effie Harris beloved wife of Prof William A. Harris, of the faculty of Baylor University, died at her home on Speight Street.
The deceased was 32 years of age, the daughter of W. M. Park.  She was first married to Dr. Maurice A. Dawson, who died.  Something over a year ago she and Prof. Harris were married.  She was a most amiable lady, a devout Christian and a loving wife.  In life she had drawn around her a circle of friends who will mourn now that she is no more.
The funeral will take place at the family residence this afternoon at 3o'clock.  Revs. Kendall and Carroll will conduct the funeral services.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
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