McLennan County, Texas
January 1914


WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 04, 1914
SUNDAY

 BOB PAYNE CLAIMED BY THE GRIM REAPER

Death claimed a pioneer resident of McLennan County at 8 o'clock last evening when R.E. Payne, aged 56 years, passed away at his home, 500 Hood street, East Waco. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 9:30 this morning Rev. J. J Creed officiating. Members of the McLennan county lodge of Odd Fellows will accompany the remains to the train and interment will be made in the cemetery at Battle at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Payne had been ill for the past five weeks, and his death resulted from an attack of bowel and kidney trouble. Everything possible was done to prolong his life, but it was seen early yesterday afternoon that the end was close at hand.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER 8 YEARS
Coming from Mississippi when a boy 7 years old, he located with his parents at Battle, where he lived for nearly 20 years. He also resided for a considerable portion of his time in the China Springs neighborhood. A year and a half ago he moved to Waco, purchasing the property on Hood street, where he died last evening.
That the people of this county had the utmost confidence in his judgment and discretion is indicated by the fact that he was four times elected county commissioner of McLennan County, serving in that capacity for eight years. Bob Payne was a man of his word in every particular, no matter how trifling the matter involved or the issue to be considered. His truthfulness and veracity were never impugned and he served the people of this county with such unswerving loyalty and such faithful devotion that he numbered his friends by the hundreds.
Bob Payne could always be depended on to do the right thing at the right time. He had the ability to grasp readily propositions that might cause others to stop and hesitate. He never proceeded with an undue haste, but when his mind had been made up and his word was given it was readily understood that his opinion had not been formed without a thorough and complete investigation.
RESIDENT OF THIS COUNTY NEARLY 50 YEARS
Having lived in this county nearly half a century, Bob Payne was familiar with every phase of its development. He grew up with the county, and no one within the confines of McLennan County took greater pride in its progress and development than did this beloved man.
Always generous, cordial at all times, subscribing liberally to the projects that had for there object the advancement of the various communities in which he lived, Bob Payne was truly one of nature's noblemen.
A devoted husband and father, the fullest measure of pleasure and happiness was found by him in the presence of his wife and children.
If there was in Bob Payne's makeup, one trait that appealed to his neighbors and friends more than another, it was his constancy to his friends. When he found a man worthy of his confidence and respect Bob Payne could be counted on to stay with that man to the end. He was not a man of varying mood or swayed and tossed by maudlin sentiment. He was firm in his convictions but never did he force his beliefs or opinions of one.
During the eight years he served as a member of the commissioners court the welfare of McLennan county was uppermost in his mind at all times. The principles for which he stood and the methods he advocated had but one object in view, the securing of permanent and lasting good for the people he represented. He was in very truth a commissioner for all the people, irrespective of precinct lines and his public record just as was his life as a citizen was without blemish.
Mr. Payne had been married twice. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Payne, eleven children as follows: B.A. Payne, Monrovia, Cal.; J. E. Payne, Elk, R.E. Payne, Jr., Mrs. Priscilla Coleman, Battle; Mrs. Esther Murphy, Patrick; R. Payne, Alex Payne, Malcolm Payne, Misses Ima, Evelyn, and Pearl Payne. These have the tenderest sympathy of hundreds in their great loss.
Besides being an Odd Fellow, Mr. Payne was also a Maccabee and a Woodman of the World.
NOTICE TO ODD FELLOWS
All members of McLennan County Lodgy No. 241, I.O.O.F., are requested to meet at the lodge rooms at 8 o'clock this morning to attend the funeral of Brother R. E. Payne from the family residence, 500 Hood street, at 9 o'clock.
A. B. Cates, Noble Grand
J. A. Richards, Secretary

 MRS. MARY NEWMAN DEAD

Mrs. Mary A. Newman, aged 83 years, died yesterday at her home, 412 South Twentieth street. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow morning and interment will be made at First Street cemetery.
Since 1890, Mrs. Newman had been a resident of Waco, coming here from Jackson, Tenn. During the twenty-three years she has lived here Mrs. Newman formed the acquaintance of many and she was universally beloved by all of these. An exemplary Christian, she devoted her life, so long as her physician condition permitted, to good works, and she performed innumerable works of charity. She had been ill about three months.
Six children survive, as follows: John Newman, Jackson, Tenn.; Geo. and James Newman, Waco; Mrs. Y. C. Mullins, Mrs. C.H. Williams, Waco; Mrs. Susie Jordan, Houston. They have the condolence of many in their great bereavement.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 05, 1914
MONDAY

 BURIED THIS AFTERNOON

The funeral of Mrs. Myrtle Yoakum, aged 20 years, who died at noon yesterday, at 700 Earle street, East Waco, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment being made in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Yoakum came to Waco from Rockdale several months ago, thinking a change in climate would restore her health. Tuberculosis was the cause of her death. She is survived by her husband, H. D. Yoakum.

FUNERAL OF R. E. PAYNE

Quite a number of Wacoans attended the funeral at Battle yesterday afternoon of R.E. Payne, whose death occurred early Saturday evening at his home in East Waco. Following services at the residence yesterday morning by Rev. J. J. Creed, the remains were accompanied to the train by a large delegation of local Odd Fellows.

FUNERAL AT DALLAS

 Body of Mrs. Annie Hartmann Buried in Oakland Cemetery

Dallas, Tex., Jan. 5-- The funeral of Mrs. Annie Hartman, wife of George Hartmann, who was found dead in her living room at their home, 1912 South Boulevard, by police about 3 o'clock Saturday morning, death having been caused by poisoning, was held at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hagedorn, 3100 Carlisle street. Services were conducted by Rev. A. Romanowski, pastor of St. Paul's German Evangelican church of which she was a member. Burial took place in Oakland cemetery. The pallbearers were J.C. Wright, A. F. Allen, H. French, S. P. Davenport, C. F. Williams and W. A. Schaubel. A large number of friends of the family attended the funeral and burial. There were many floral offerings.

 BURIED AT AXTELL

Mrs. J. W. Corlew, aged 65, died this morning at 4:45 at her home near Axtell. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment being made in the cemetery at Axtell. Death resulted from pneumonia. Mrs. Corlew is survived by her husband and several children.

 DEATH THIS MORNING OF MRS. NANIE J. WYNNE

Mrs. Nannie J. Wynne, aged 70 years, died this morning at 10 o'clock at her home, 1123 Columbus street. The exact hour for this funeral has not been determined, it having been deferred to await relatives from other cities, but the obsequies will take place tomorrow. Rev. F. S. Groner will officiate, assisted by Rev. J. G. Kendall. Interment will be made at Oakwood.
The active pallbearers selected are: W. D. Lacy, T. D. Hays, J. B. Earle, Mayor J. H. Mackey, A. C. Patton and Wm. C. Abeel. Honorary: Judge John C. West, Dr. W. R. Clifton, Alfred Abeel, C. H. Higginson, W. T. Watt, J. M. Turner, and Dr. O. I. Halbert.
Mrs. Wynne, whose maiden name was Nannie J. Brown, was born in Lexington, Ky. She was married October 8, 1863, to J. P. Wynne, who died December 09, 1902. She came to Waco from Salisburg, Mo., fifteen years ago, and has lived here since that time. Mrs. Wynne had been seriously ill only since Thursday of last week. Death resulted from old age, and complications.
The death of Mrs. Wynne brings sincere sorrow and regret to a host of friends. At the age of 16 years she became a member of the Baptist church, and she retained her native membership up to the time of her death. During that period in which she lived here, Mrs. Wynne endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. A true daughter of the South, the hospitality of her home was tendered to her neighbors and friends. She was an exemplary Christian, one whose life was lived that others might be helped. Her kindly acts were without number, but never would she permit any publicity in her connection with her generous deeds.
Surviving Mrs. Wynne are the following children: Mrs. R. B Crowder, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. S. Iglehart, Austin; Mrs. S. M. English, Hugo, Okla.; R. S. Wynne, Beuumont; Mrs. S. M. Myers, Mrs. M. M. Graves, Misses Amelia and Lucille and Russell and L. S. Wynne, Waco. They have the condolence of many in their great bereavement.

 JUDGE M'LEARY DIED THIS MORNING
Was Past Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas-Well known in this
City.

Information has been received here by John Watson, former secretary of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, to the effect that Judge J. H. McLeary an associate justice of the supreme court of Porto Rico, and past grand master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, died this morning in Washington, D.C. in a hospital in that city. Judge McLeary was in Washington on a visit.
The funeral will take place in Washington next Wednesday with W. H. Nichols, also past grand master of Texas, conducting the services, the masons to have charge of the funeral.
Judge McLeary served as attorney general of Texas many years ago, at a time when Richard Coke was governor of Texas. He was also a federal judge in Montana at one time, and served as attorney general of Porto Rico, before he was made an associate justice of the supreme court of that country. He was a member of Roosevelt's regiment, the Rough Riders, during the Spanish-American war.
Judge McLeary was well known in this city, having often visited here. He was a man of brilliant educational attainments, well versed in science and literature, and one who kept posted as to current events. He was a man whose magnetic personality and cordial demeanor attracted all who came within the scope of his acquaintanceship. He was very prominent in Masonic circles.
He is survived by four children, Mrs. Lamgdon Harriss of Dallas, Mrs. Ernest Kramer of New York, Mrs. Elmore Dufour of New Orleans, and a son, who is a colonel in the aviation corps of the United States army.

JANUARY 06, 1914
TUESDAY

 J. L. HUDGINS DIES AT HOUSTON

J. L. Hudgins, former manager at Waco for the Industrial Cotton Oil company, but for some time past general manager for that company for the state of Texas, died yesterday afternoon at Houston, aged 48 years.
Mr. Hudgins was transferred from Houston about twelve years ago by his company and later was promoted to the position of general manager of the state. He was well known in Waco and in commercial circles throughout the state of Texas.
Mr. Hudgins was born and reared in Georgia. He is survived by two sons.
The funeral arrangements have been delayed until relatives in Georgia can be heard from.

 DEATH OF MRS. MATTIE E. HOLLISTER

Mrs. L.G. Williams of 1902 Columbus street, has received the sad news of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Mattie E. Hollister, who passed away December 29th at the home of her daughter in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though 70 years of age, Mrs. Hollister was still active in church and lodge work. She was the daughter of the late Ned Harris, mayor of Raleigh, N.C. , and her remains were carried to Raleigh, her girlhood home, and laid to rest in the old family graveyard. Mrs. Williams has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in her bereavement.

 MASONIC GRAND TILER E. B. REEVE IS DEAD

Rio Vista, Johnson Co., Tex., Jan. -- E. B. Reeve of this place, grand Tiler of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, died here Sunday. He was born November 12, 1841, in Alabama. The causes of death were acute indigestion and heart failure.
Mr. Reeve served the Confederacy under Col. John Forney, Company L, Tenth Alabama regiment; became a Mason at the age of 23; served the Grand Masonic Lodge of Texas two terms as a member of the committee on work and was two years its chairman. He was elected grand tiler the past two terms.
His widow and six children survive him, the children being Mrs. Rosa Pate and Mrs. McBroon of Rio Vista; C.A. Reeve of Brownwood, D. W. Reeve of Klondike, Mrs. E. B. Williams of Brownwood and Dewey Reeve of Rio Vista.
Burial will be here Tuesday.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 07, 1914
WEDNESDAY

 INTERMENT AT MART

Vera May Haston, aged 14 months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Haston, died this morning at 8 o'clock, at the family residence, three miles from here, on the Marlin road. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Mart, at 4:30 this afternoon.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 08,1914
THURSDAY

 LITTLE BOY DEAD

Denver Bates, the four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Bates, died last evening at 8:30 at the family residence, 1008 Spring street, East Waco.
The remains were sent to Alarm Creek, Texas, this morning, where interment will be made.

 FORMER WACO BOY DEAD

W. A. Cox died at the home of his sister, 1013 Blanco avenue, Austin, Texas, at 4:50 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 6th. His mother, father and brother, Frank T. Cox, were with him until the end. He was buried at Milsap, the old family burying ground yesterday.
Alban was well known in Waco. He came here in 1904 and lived here until about two years ago, he being in very bad health, went to his father's home, where he had been until December 24th, when he was taken to Austin. His many friends here are very much grieved to hear of his death. He was of the true type of Christian, and to know that he was ready and willing to go makes his death so much easier for his loved ones to bear.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 10, 1914
SATURDAY

 W. M. TOWNSLEY SR. DIED TODAY IN CLEVELAND

Rev. J. J. Grier, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, received a telegram today from Cleveland, O., announcing the death in that city this morning of Wm. Townsley, Sr., who left here about three years ago, and who during his stay here, had charge of the transportation department of what was then known as the Citizen's Railways company, but which is now controlled by a Strickland interests, and designated as the Southern Traction company. He occupied the position of transportation superintendent for a period of about eight years.
Mr. Townsley was very well known here, and during his stay in this city he naturally came in contact with many people. He was vigilant and alert at all times, guarding with unswerving fidelity the interests of his employers. He was a man of sterling traits.
Besides his widow, Mr. Townsley is survived by four children. They have the sympathy of many Waco friends in their great bereavement.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 11, 1914
SUNDAY

 NEGRO KILLED AT OAK LAKE: MURDERER ESCAPES

Jim Curry, a negro, was killed by another negro, Mat Richardson, at Oak Lake, about 9 o'clock last night. Richardson and Curry were on their way from Waco, when an argument arose over some trivial matter. The killing followed.
The officers from Waco arrived at Oak Lake about 10 o'clock, but up until midnight had not found Richardson.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 12, 1914
MONDAY

 GRIM REAPER SUMMONS CAPT. DAVIS GURLEY
Pioneer Resident of this City Died Yesterday Afternoon

Lingering four days in a state of coma, an attack which appeared last Wednesday night proved fatal yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock for Capt. Davis R. Gurley, aged 77 years, who passed away at his home, corner of Gurley and South Third streets.
The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, services being conducted at the residence by Rev. A. D. Porter, pastor of the Morrow Street Methodist Church. Interment was made at Oakwood, and the Mason's had charge at the grave. The pallbearers were: M. T. Bell, Judge Marshall Surratt, City Commissioner, T. A. Caufield, J. B. Sawtell, J. H. Lockwood and T. P. Stone.
There had been little hope since Wednesday evening of last week, that Captain Gurley could rally from the attack, owing to his advanced age. Everything within the range of human endeavor was done to prolong his life, but the efforts of devoted children and the services of the most skilled medical practitioners proved unavailing to stay the approach of the grim reaper.

Waco His Home for Sixty-One Years
For sixty-one years, Captain Gurley claimed Waco as his home. During that very extensive period he was a resident of this city with the exception of four years when he was a soldier in the Confederate army, from 1861 to 1865. He was born in Alabama, near Leighton, in 1836, coming to this city as a boy of 17 years in 1853.
When the call to arms was sounded, he enlisted at Dallas, the early part of 1861, as lieutenant in Company G. Sixth Texas Regiment, calvary, of which the late P.S. Ross was captain. Later, when L.S. Ross, who served as governor of Texas, was made colonel of the regiment, he appointed Captain Gurley as member of his staff, with the rank of adjutant. After the battle of Corinth, Ross' brigade was organized. Col. L. S. Ross made brigadier general, and Captain Gurley was appointed adjutant general of the brigade, with the rank of Major.
There are many here who recall with what bravery and devotion Captain Gurley served his country during the days of the Civil War. He was a born fighter, a man of indomitable courage, a peerless leader, one who had the ability to plan and execute strategic movements in time of war, with such ability that he was given the recognition he so well deserved.

Was Adjutant General of Texas
Following the close of the war between the states, in 1865, Captain Gurley returned to Waco, and on April 25, 1865, he married Miss Loulie Earle, daughter of Dr. Bayless Earle. In 1866 he was elected district clerk, serving in that position one term. Following the election of Governor Throckmorton, Captain Gurley was appointed adjutant general of Texas, and he retained this office until the Throckmorton administration was set aside by the reconstructionists, under the lead of E.J. Davis. Captain Gurley was assistant adjutant general of the United Confederate Veterans, on the staff of Gen. J.B. Gordon, when the latter was commander-in-chief.
For many years Captain Gurley devoted all of his attention to agricultural pursuits, and he was the owner of extensive plantations in the Brazos bottoms, just below Waco. For a while he took very great interest in the breeding of fine Jersey cattle, and his herds were among the best in the state.

His Masonic History
As a member of the Masonic fraternity, no one was better known in Central Texas. He became a member of Waco lodge during the civil war, and was the first worshipful master of J. H. Gurley lodge No. 337 of this city.
This lodge was named for Captain Gurley's brother, and was organized in 1872. He was high priest of Waco chapter No. 45, Royal Arch Masons, and at one time was grand commander of the grand commandery of Texas, Knights Templar.

Life Here an Open Book
Captain Gurley, in very truth, was a pioneer citizen of Waco and McLennan County. As stated above, with the exception of the four years he spent in defending the cause of his beloved Southland, he was a resident of Waco, and during those six decades he made and formed the acquaintanceship of those who remained his steadfast friends through all the years.
It is not an exaggeration to say that no man here ranked higher with his fellow man than Capt. Davis Gurley. His word was never questioned, for it was equivalent to his bond. In the days that tried men's souls, he distinguished himself on the battlefield, and when he returned to again assume the duties of citizenship, it was necessary for him to start life anew. Just as did the thousands of others who fought and bled for their country.
For many years Captain Gurley had been a member of the Fifth Street Methodist Church. He was a man of strong convictions, but his belief did not countenance, nor tolerate anything that savored of bigotry or narrowmindness. Logical in all things, he was ready to accord a sincere motive to every man, until convinced to the contrary. Captain Gurley was a most consistent Christian, and his life was spent in doing good.

Well Versed In Waco's History
No man in Waco had more comprehensive or accurate information as to this city's growth than did the pioneer who closed his eyes in death yesterday afternoon. He had witnessed Waco's growth from a village to a city of metropolitan attitude, and many, and interesting, were the tales he told of the early days here, when hardships the like of which the present generation knows but little, had to be met and overcome.
Despite his advanced years, no one here took greater pride in Waco's progress and advancement than Captain Gurley. Every enterprise that had for its object the promotion of Waco's interest appealed to him, and so long as his physical condition permitted, he took active part in community concerns.
His was a quiet nature. A true gentleman of the Old South, his home was ever at the disposal of his neighbors and friends, and many are the gatherings of social nature that were held in the residence of Capt. Gurley in the days gone by. Capt. Gurley was of the noble, chivalrous type, that ever puts self in the background, to favor a friend.
Capt. Gurley's wife died about four years ago. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. R.L. Stribling, D.R. Gurley, Jr., Misses Earle and Loulie Gurley, Waco; Mrs. Champe McCulloch, Washington DC. The latter is the wife of Dr. C. C. McCulloch, a surgeon in the United States Army, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and a son of the late Mayor C.C. McCulloch of Waco. Capt. Gurley also has one brother, Col. E.J. Gurley of Gurley, for whom the town of Gurley, about fifteen miles below Waco, was named. He has one nephew here, former City Engineer George B. Gurley. All of these have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

 TEXAS PIONEER DEAD

The funeral of Mrs. Johanna Schlick, aged 78 years, who died last Friday in San Antonio, took place in that city yesterday afternoon. Born in Hanover, Germany, Mrs. Schlick came to the United States fifty-eight years ago, first settling in New York. She later removed to Waco but for the past fourty-five years she had resided in San Antonio. She is remembered here by some of the old-timers.
Mrs. Schlick became a resident of this state about half a century ago, and she was familiar with much of Texas early history. It afforded her great pleasure to relate some of the many interesting incidents that had come under her observation during the past five decades.
Besides being survived by four children, Mrs. Schlick had twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was an aunt of Mrs. H. Hutchenrider and Mrs. John Winfrey and also of George and Louis Wiebusch of Waco.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 13, 1914
TUESDAY

 F. E. McLARTY'S FATHER DEAD

Today a telegram was received by F. E. McLarty, announcing the death at Cleburne this morning of his father, Dave McLarty. The latter had been in bad health for several years. He was formerly in the grain business, and removed to Cleburne from Hillsboro. Besides his widow and the son here, Mr. McLarty has another son, Dow McLarty, employed in one of the banks at Cleburne. F.E. McLarty left for Cleburne today. He has the sincere sympathy of a host of friends here in his great bereavement.

 TWO ARRESTED FOR MURDER WILSON BIRD

Vigilant work on the part of Sheriff J. P. Morrow of Henderson county, Sheriff S. S. Fleming and Deputy Sheriff Lee Jenkins has resulted in the arrest of two white men, Roscoe Hays and George Titsworth, who are charged with the murder of Wilson Bird, a prominent McLennan county farmer, living near Axtell, who was waylaid and killed at Athens, about 1 o'clock Sunday morning, April 4. Bird had been in Athens about 30 minutes when he was killed. He was here the previous Saturday afternoon, and he went to Athens to confer with parties with whom he had transactions involving the sale of real estate. He left his wife and five children at the depot while he went to a hotel, to confer with the men interested in the deal.

Head Crushed with Iron Bar
A long iron bar was used in killing Mr. Bird, and his head was horribly crushed. At the time he was killed, Mr. Bird had in his pockets cash and checks to the amount of $586 and after his death money was found in practically all of his pockets. This at once led the officers to believe that robbery was not the motive which prompted the killing. It is understood that Mr. Bird was mistaken for another man, by the parties who are said to have done the killing.
Both Hays and Titsworth were arrested at Athens, last Friday night, by Messrs. Morrow, Fleming and Jenkins. The latter two said today they felt sure the right parties had been captured. Hays is the man who reported Bird's death to Sheriff Morrow.

Prominent Father
The murder of Mr. Bird has created the greatest indignation, not only at Axtell, where he has lived for so many years, but at Athens and men have been heard to express their indignation, and the punishment they would like to see meted out to the guilty parties in no uncertain terms. Mr. Bird was among the very prominent farmers in McLennan County. He has a brother, Ed Bird, at Axtell, and George and Jim Bird of this city are his cousins.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 15, 1914
THURSDAY

 FRANK ISH DIED TODAY IN FT. WORTH
Prominent Waco Man passed away after Illness Four Years- Lived here all His Life

Frank Ish, aged 38 years, died this morning at 2 o'clock at Fort Worth.
The remains will be brought here for burial and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence of his mother, Mrs. J. H. Boyett, 529 North Eleventh Street. Rev. F. S. Groner will officiate assisted by Rev. J. J. Grier. Interment will be at First Street cemetery.
The pall bearers are: Active-- Sam Johnson, George Caufield, T. A. Caufield, John Reed, W. H. Hoffman, N. M. Gay. Honorary-- W. D. Lacy, Dr. S. E. Shelton, C. S. Eichelberger, Sr. W. H. Standefer, George W. Tilley, W. A. Poage, Ollie Buchanan, C. M. Seley, T. P. Stone, R.V. McLain, N.W. Harris, George Barcus.
Decedent had been ill about four years, and during all that time he had been incapacitated for work. Recently his condition became such as to make known to members of his family and immediate relatives that the end was at hand.
Frank Ish was born and reared in this city, and Waco has always been his home. For a period of five years he was cashier for the Pacific Express company, when W.H Hoffman was agent for that company here. In speaking of Mr. Ish this morning, Mr. Hoffman said: "He was one of the most faithful and efficient men I ever came in contact with. Frank Ish never shirked a duty, and when he was called on to perform extra labor, he never complained."
For several years Mr. Ish was deputy county clerk, during a part of the time that City Commissioner T. A. Caufield was county clerk. Mr. Ish proved himself one of Mr. Caufield's most valuable deputies. Kind, obliging, courteous to all, Frank Ish would go out of his way any time to accommodate or favor a friend. Fewer men had a wider acquaintance throughout the county, and certainly none was more generally beloved. In his work, Mr. Ish was conscientious to a fault. The accomplishment of a task was not sufficient for him. He wanted to give the best service of which he was capable, and this was observed in his every effort. Frank Ish was steadfast and faithful to his friends, no matter what personal sacrifice was involved. Mr. Ish belonged to a pioneer McLennan County family, people who located within the confines of McLennan County in the early days. His father was W. D. Ish, who passed away about thirty years ago, and Dave McFadden of Crawford, who died about four years ago, and located at Crawford many years ago, was his grandfather.
Besides his widow, one child, his mother, Mrs. J. H. Boyett, and two sisters, Mrs. C. I. Eichelberger and Miss Johnnie Bell Boyett of Waco, Mr. Ish has two uncles, Capt. A. J. Ish, who lives about two miles from here on the Moody road, and George Jones of this city. These have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 17, 1914
WEDNESDAY

 INTERMENT AT MART

Vera May Haston, aged 14 months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Haston, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the family residence, three miles from here, on the Marlin road. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Mart, at 4:30 this afternoon.

THE MART HERALD
JANUARY 23,1914

 JUDGE G. B. GERALD DEAD

Judge G. B. Gerald, age 78, known perhaps to every citizen of Texas, died at his home in Waco at 1 o'clock a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

THE MART HERALD
JANUARY 30, 1914

 DIED

Mrs. Dallia Wright of Waco, died at noon Thursday, Jan. 22, buried Friday afternoon at two o'clock, at Lone Oak cemetery, Battle.
Deceased was a sister of Joe Coleman and J.H. Coleman of Battle, and an aunt of J. A. Coleman, Mart.  She had many friends who will sympathize with the bereaved family in their loss.  J. W. Coleman and family of Mart attended the funeral.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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