McLennan County, Texas
January 1918


WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 1, 1918

 WILLIAMS, R.A.
Death of R.A. Williams
Robert A. Williams , aged 59 years, died last night at his residence near Ross. Mr. Williams was a prominent farmer of this community and has lived there for some time, He is survived by two nephews and two nieces, two of whom lived with him at his farm and the others at Amarillo. The body will be taken in the motor hearse of Undertaker L.C. Puckett to the cemetery at White Rock, where interment will probably be held tomorrow.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 2, 1918

 MAUSETH, PETER
Peter Mauseth, aged 24 years, died in the base hospital at Camp MacArthur yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock as a result of pneumonia. His homeis in Frankfurt, Mich., and his mother, Mrs. Mary Mauseth, has been notified. He was a private in company F. 337th infantry. This organization is in Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich. and he had come to Camp MacArthur to be transferred here. He was taken off the train ill.

 BAKER, BERMAN
Victim of Katy Train Buried at Bruceville
The funeral services of Berman Baker, the 12-year-old boy who was killed by the Katy freight train yesterday morning at the corner of Eleventh and Jackson streets, were held today at noon from the residence, 1400 Jackson street. The body was then taken to Bruceville in the motor hearse of Undertaker L. C. Puckett, and interment took place there.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 4, 1918

 MOORE, MRS. GEORGE
Mrs. Moore Grieves Over Death of Husband and Dies Two Days Later
Yielding to unbearable grief over the death of her husband Monday, Mrs. George Moore of Moody died at her home two days later and was buried at the old Perry cemetery near Moody yesterday afternoon. George Moore was one of the early settlers of McLennan county and his wife had resided in this county since childhood. They had lived together sixty years, devoted to one another as husband and wife, and when the summons came for her faithful and cherished mate, Mrs. Moore, though in her usual good health, could not continue the battle of life. She died of grief over the tragedy that separated her from her loved one. Mrs. Moore is survived by seven children. They are: Jesse Moore, Mrs. Lizzie Welsch, Walter Moore, David Moore, Mrs. Eddie Shaw, all of Moody; and Mrs. Emer Smith, Bruceville, and Will Moore, Waco. She was married to Mr. Moore in the home of Colonel Turner Hubby about 60 years ago. They now lie side by side In the old Perry cemetery at Moody. She died very peacefully, and was entirely in her right mind until the very last, and called each of her children to her and gave them the last message.

 PRICE, MRS. RUTH
Death of Mrs. Ruth Price.
Mrs. Ruth Price aged 19, died this morning at 8:20, in a local sanitarium. The body was shipped this afternoon to Kosse, the home of the decedent, by Undertaker L. C. Puckett, and the funeral will take place at Kosse, tomorrow. Mrs. Price is survived by her mother, Mrs. F. J. Ainsworth of Kosse, three brothers and three sisters, W. W., W. C. and W. A. Ainsworth, Kosse; Mrs; J. C. Bates, Mart; Mrs. Harry Bryant, Bishop; Mrs. Ida Smith, Lanster.

 GREENWOOD, FRED
Fred Greenwood, aged 29, belonging to the headquarters company, Thirty-second division, died this morning at 3 o'clock in the base hospital, Camp MacArthur. Death resulted from septicemia. The dead soldier's home was in Superior, Wisc., to which place the body will be sent. Greenwood is survived in that city by three brothers.

 SELLMAN, FREDERICK JOHN
Frederisck John Sellman, aged 48 years, died yesterday afternoon at his residence, 2101 Sanger Avenue, of pneumonia. He was taken sick on Christmas eve. He is survived by his wife and two children here, and his other near relatives are residing in England. Mr. Sellman was shipping clerk for the Shear Grocery company for a long time. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. W.P. Witsell officiating. The following were the pall bearers: Active--- Fred C. Wolfe, E. Gregory, C. Gill, H. W. Hubby, Harry Cain and Eugene Donavan. Honorary--- C.W. Wilson, Fred Holding, C. Carlson, L.L Rinewalt, John Moon, A. W. Durie and R.A. Knowles.

 KELLY, MRS. FANNIE
Mrs. Fannie Kelly, aged 79 years, widow of the late David Kelly, died this morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. W.H. Davis, 903 South Sixth street. She is survived by a son, Henry Kelly, of Waco, and a brother, I.P. Standefer, of Cleburne. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of Mrs. Davis, and interment was made in the Greenwood cemetery, near Speegleville, Dr. J. M. Dawson officiating. Mrs. Kelly was a devout Christian since her early life, and has lived in Texas since 1871, coming here from Missouri. She had lived near Waco for a number of years.

 LIVINGSTON, MRS. MARY
Comissioner Harlow's Sister dies at Witchita Falls
Comissioner J.D. Harlow was summoned at Witchita Falls Tuesday by the news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary Livingston. Mrs. Livingston was 70 years old, and died Tuesday at noon. The body was shipped from Witchita Falls to Burkburnett on the Texas and Oklohoma line, where the funeral was held. Mrs. Livingston is survived by a son and a daughter, T.J. Livingston and Mrs. Mattie Calvery of Burkburnett. She is also survived by three brothers and a sister, F.B; Harlow; Hico; Jay Harlow; Meridian, Miss.; J.D. Harlow, Waco, and Mrs. L.M. McCormick, Tuscumba, Ala. Mr. Harlow returned from Burkburnett this morning.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 5, 1918

 ZIBILSKE, FRITZ
Hill County Farmer Lives 36 Hours after His neck Is Broken
Injuries received on last Thursday, when he fell from a farm wagon, resulted in the death at 9:30 last night in a local sanitarium of Fritz Zibilske , aged 40, a farmer, living at Malone. His neck was broken. Zibilske was brought here for medical attention soon after the accident happened. The body was shipped to Malone, early this morning, by Undertaker L.C.Puckett. Zibilske is survived by his wife and several children.

 CRIDDLE, MRS. ELIZA
Mrs. Eliza Criddle Dies
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Criddle aged 67, who died Thursday morning at the family residence at 217 North Seventh street, was held this morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. J.M. Dawson, pastor fo the First Baptist Church officiating, and interment made in Park Lawn cemetery. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, O.C. Criddle, Waco; Jim Criddle, Mississippi; C.B. Criddle, Temple; Mrs. N.N. Colley, Port Arthur; Mrs. G.B. Miller, Waco; Mrs. W.E. Wood, Temple, and Mrs. C.C. Coats, Temple.

 THORNTON, W.P.
W.P. Thortnon, Aged Confederate Veteran, Dies Here Last Night
W.P. Thornton, aged 73 years, died last night at 7:40 o'clock at the family residence, 1901 Burnett Avenue. He had been sick for about a month. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence, Rev. M. A. Turner, pastor of the Clay Street Methodist church, officiating and interment will be made in Park Lawn cemetery. The pallbearers are as follows: Chas. Livingston Sr., S.S. Ripley, D.L. Nicholsoon, S.R, Wilkinson, A.L.Tabor, and C. Fowler. Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife and six children. The children are Mrs. Hollis Barron, Miss Nellie Thornton, Waco; James C. Thornton, Humble; Temple Thornton, Onalaska; Mrs. John Walker, Elmina; and Ed Thornton, Alto. Mr. Thornton was born in Laurel, Miss., and has been in Texas since he was eleven years old.  He served in the civil war all the way through, and was one of the most esteemed of the Confederate veterans. He has many friends here who have held him in the highest regard, and he will be sorely missed by all. He was known by all his children as a kind and loving father, and to others as an excellent friend to all. He has lived in Waco five years.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 6, 1918

 BOWMAN, G. H.
Funeral Tomorrow Morning of G.H. Bowman
Fred Bowman of Pittsburgh, P.a., arrived here yesterday afternoon, to make funeral arrangements for the funeral of his brother, George H. Bowman who died here last Wednesday night in a local sanitarium. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, services to be conducted in the mortuary chapel of the John Fall Undertaking company.The decendent came to Texas from Toronto. He was born in London and was a member of the Musicians union. Besides the brother in Pittsburgh, Mr. Bowman has a brother in Toronto and a sister in London, England.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 7, 1918

 PATTERSON, ROY
Two Deaths at Camp Among Signal men
Roy Patterson, a private in the Twenty-fourth aero squadron of the new aviation section of the signal corps at Camp MacArthur, died this morning in the base hospital at Camp MacArthur. His home was in Gilman City, Mo., and the body was shipped there this afternoon. His father is Thomas B. Patterson of Gilman City.

 GLUDT, CARL W.
Carl W. Gludt, a member of the aero squadron at Camp MacArthur, died in the base hospital yesterday morning from bronchial pneumonia. His father lives in Battle Lake, Minn. and the body was shipped today to Battle Lake. His father's name is Amul Gludt. This is the first death here among the new aviation section of the signal corps.

 SCANTILITO, MRS. FRANCES
Mrs. Frances Scantilito Dead.
Mrs. Frances Scantilito, aged 76, died this morning at 7:25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Gooch. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 2 o'clock from the Church of the Assumption, interment to be made in Holy cross cemetery. Mrs. Scantilito, who had been living here for thirty-four years, had been ill about a year. Besides Mrs. Gooch, there are three other children , Mrs. Nick Perella and Guy Scantilito, Waco, and Tony Scantilito, Texarkana. A sister Mrs. Katherine Bondafede lives here. The children and the sister have the sympathy of many in their bereavement.

 SMITH, NANNIE
Aged Resident of Waco Died Here This Morning
Miss Nannie Smith aged 70 years, wife of F.M. Smith, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at the family residence, 807 South Fourth Street. She is survived by her husband, two sons and four daughters. they are B.B. Smith, Dallas; W.E. Smith, Waco; Miss Ora Smith, Waco; Mrs. J.B. Gregory, Waco; Mrs. W.B. McJunkin, Waco; and Mrs, A.G. Clark, Roanoke, Ala.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence and interment in the Moore cemetery, on the east side. Rev. F.N. Calvin pastor of the Central Christian chirch, will officiate. The following will be the pall bearers; J.S. Crosslin, C.F. Dumas, John Strecker, Henry Little, Sam Knight and J.H. Gross.
 BOWMAN, G.D.
Impressive Funeral of Deceased Musician
The funeral services of G.D. Bowman, who died Wednesday night, were very impressively held this morning in the parlors of the John Fall Undertaking company. The Musicians union, of which he had been a member was present at the funeral in a body and all members had their uniforms and instruments.
They sat around the casket and a vacant chair was draped in memory of the deceased. The band played several dirges with muffled instruments, and the services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Turner, pastor of the Clay Street Methodist Church, interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The band preceded the casket to the cemetery, playing in muffled tones. Fred Bowman, brother of the deceased, is in the city and attended the funeral, coming from Pittsburgh, Pa.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 8, 1918

 MOORE, JESSE
Brief Illness Fatal for Michigan Soldier
Yesterday morning Jesse Moore, aged 24, belonging to company H, 126th infantry, complained of pains in his head. He was first ordered to the regimental Infirmary, and later transferred to the base hospital. He died last night at 12 o'clock. Inflammation of the brain was the cause of Moore's death. His home is at Mt. Clemens, Mich., and he was drafted on November 18, reaching Camp MacArthur on December 22. In civilian life, he was a farmer. His mother, Mrs. Doris Moore, lives at Utica, Mich.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 9, 1918

 DEAN, GEORGE
Englishman Dies in the Base Hospital at Camp George Dean, age 29, a private in the Sixth aero squadron of the new aviation section of the signal corps at Camp MacArthur, died last night at 7 o'clock in the base hospital of pneumonia. He was a native of England, and his mother Mrs. Thomas Dean, lives in Liverpool, England. He came to Camp MacArthur from Kettle Falls, Wash.

 VITANO, FRANK J.
Funeral of Infant
The funeral of Frank J. Vitano, aged 2 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Vitano, who died yesterday afernoon at the home of his parents, 519 north Eighth street, took place this morning at 10 o ' clock. Interment was made at Holy Cross cemetery.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 11, 1918

 HAIRSTON, HARVEY
Waco Soldier Dies in Base Hospital.
Harvey Hairston of Eddy and for a while a resident of Waco, died at San Antonio in the base hospital yesterday.The deceased was 21 years of age. Hairston had been in the hospital for sixty days with pneumonia. Miss Mamie Hairston, a sister, was notified of his death and left for San Antonio yesterday evening. The funeral will probably be held in Waco, arrangements not yet having become completed.

 PHARR, DR. J.A.
Dr. J.A. Pharr, age 68 years, died yesterday afternoon, at 4:20 o'clock at the family residence, 726 South Fourth street, of pneumonia. He had been sick since October. He is survived by his wife, six children, two brothers, and one sister. The children are: Sam Pharr, Reagan; Mrs. J.O. Davis, Fort Worth; Mrs. T.J. Gibson Jr., Winnsboro; Misses Edna, Lota and Gladys Pharr, Waco. The other relatives are: Harve and Samuel Pharr, Sulphur Springs, and Mrs. Mattie E. Miller, Amarilo. Dr. Pharr has been in Waco for twelve years and formerly conducted a drug store on Franklin Avenue. He practiced medicine in Brandon for twenty-five years prior to moving to Waco. He was a member of the First Baptist church and the Masonic order. He was a native Texan, being born in Paris, Lamar county. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence, and interment will be made in Park Lawn cemetery, Dr. J.M. Dawson officiating. There will be special music by the First Baptist church choir, and the Mason's will have charge of the funeral. The pallbearers are: Active---Pat M. Neff, John Maxwell, Nat Smith, Judge M. Surratt, B.F. Coleman, and Ed Blocker. Honorary--- O.E. Arbuckle, W.W. Woodson, Ed Rotan, Dr. J.M. Witt, Judge H. M. Richey, Dr. Carl Lovelace, Judge W.H. Jenkins, E.R. Nash,Sr., Judge T.L. McCullough, Norman Smith, Judge Sam R. Scott and M.L. Davis.

 FOURNET, J.G.
J.G. Fournet Succumbs To Attack Pneumonia
J.G. Fournet, aged 47, died this morning at 11 o' clock, at his home, 320 North Twelfth street. An attack of bronchitis, which later developed into pneumonia, was the cause of death. The body will be shipped to Lake Charles, La., by Undertaker F. M. Compton. Mr. Fournet came here with his family, little more than a year ago, from Lake Charles, in which city he was engaged in the practice of law. He was a faithful communicant of the Catholic Church. Besides his wife and four children, he is survived by his two brothers and four sisters, who live in Lake Charles.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 12, 1918

 SHERRILL, RUBY ANNA BELLE
Ruby Anna Belle Sherrill, age 2 years, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. T. O. Sherrill, died last night at 6 o'clock at the family residence. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence, Revs. W.W. Melton and Layton Maddox officiating. Interment was made in Park Lawn cemetery.

 RISHER, PRIVATE PERCIVAL
Percival Risher, age 19, a private in the headquarters company of the 119th machine gun battalion, died this morning at 1:45 o'clock in the base hospital at Camp MacArthur. His mother, Mrs. V.H. Risher, arrived here this morning form Phillips, Wis. She will accompany the body back to Phillips, Wis., the former home of the young soldier. The cause of his death was lobar pneumonia.

 HAUSCH, MRS. DORO
Former Resident Died.
Mrs. Doro Hausch, aged 40, wife of Rev. Hausch, who lived in Waco formerly, died yesterday at San Antonio. She is survived by her husband, and two brothers and one sister. Rev. and Mrs. Hausch lived in Waco for quite a while, and he was pastor of one of the churches here during the time. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of Undertaker F.M. Compton and interment will be made in Oakwood.

 FAUBER, F.C.
Confederate Veteran Dies Early This Morning
F.C. Fauber, aged 70, died this morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Hild, 1517 Clay street. He had been sick for some time prior to his death. Mr. Fauber is survived by his wife, a son, Perry Fauber of Corsicana, and three daughters, Mrs. James Boggs and Mrs. Lily W. Boyd of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Hild of Waco. He has been living in Waco for 12 years, having come to Texas 25 years ago. He was born in Virginia, and was a Confederate veteran. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Revs. M.A. Turner and John R. Morris officiating, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 13, 1918

FAUBER, F.C.
Funeral of F.C. Fauber to Be Held Today
The funeral of F.C. Fauber, the Confederate Veteran who died here yesterday morning, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Hild, 1517 Clay avenue. The Odd fellows will have charge of the funeral and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. M. A. Turner and John R. Morris officiating. The following are the pall-bearers: S.P. Cantrell, E. C. Street, Dave Meers, Wiley Flowers, J.W. Hampton and William Robertson.

 ADOUE, MRS. ALBERTINE SCHNEIDER
Mrs. Adoue of Galveston Died Yesterday Afternoon
Times-Herald Special-- Galveston,Tex.; Jan. 12;.- Mrs. Albertine Schneider Adoue, Wife of the late Bertrand Adoue, financier and philanthropist, died this afternoon after a lingering illness. Mrs. Adoue was notable in local charity and civic work. She is survived by three children, Mrs. McFarland, wife of Col. G. F. McFarland of Toronto, Canada, who is in England to be near her husband, who is with his regiment in France; Mrs. John Wm. Crodus of El Paso and one son, Louis A. Adoue, of this city. -A sister, Mrs. Theo. Vogle of Fort Worth also survives. The deceased was a resident of New Orleans before her marriage. Her late husband was senior member of the banking firm of Adoue & Lobit.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 14, 1918

 FINK, LOUIE
Marlin Man Found Dead in Bed Saturday Afternoon
Times-Herald Special, Marlin, Texas, Jan. 14-Louie Fink, aged 59, and a citizen of Marlin for the past twenty years, was found dead on his bed at the family residence on Main Street here Saturday afternoon. By his side a razor was found, with which be had severed the Jugular vein. Deceased had been in poor health for some time. Up to the first of the week he had been in a local hospital but was not satisfied there and persuaded them to carry him home It is supposed that his ill health had caused him to become so despondent that he ended it all by taking his life. He had been connected with the City meat market here for a number of years.

 SIMMONS, SARAH A.
Mrs. Sarah Simmons Dies Here This Morning
Mrs. Sarah A Simmons, aged 72,died this morning at 7:40 o'clock at the residence, 624 South Fourth street, of pneumonia. She is survived by six sons, J. H. and C. A. Simmons of San Antonio; R. H. Simmons, Houston; C.J. Simmons, Seattle, Wash.; M.B. Simmons, Kaufman; J.E. Simmons, Waco; and one daughter, Mrs. J.E. Martin of Franklin, Tenn. She is also survived by two brothers, J.P. McKee, Jamison, Tenn. and C.J. McKee, Taft, Tenn., and one sister, Mrs. John Hunt, Hamby, Texas. The funeral services are to be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the tenth street Christian church, Cleo E. Wallace and Claude McClung officiating, and interment will be in Park Lawn cemetery. All the sons arrived here except the one from Seattle, and the five that are here, with a nephew, Dan Garrett, will be the pallbearers.

 WALLRAVEN, MISS ADA
Former Employe Telephone Co.
Miss Ada Wallraven, one of the victims from Waco, was until last Thursday in the employ of the Texas Telephone company, when she resigned her position. Miss Wallraven went to Galveston last Friday night, intending to come back home today. She was traveling in company with Miss May Cook, also of Waco, who rooms with Miss Wallraven. Mrs. J.C. Rhodes, 905 North Tenth street, is the mother of Miss Wallraven. A sister of the dead girl, Miss Fay Wallraven, was also formerly in the employee of the Texas Telephone company. The family intended leaving Waco shortly.

 DIGGS, HERBERT
Two deaths among the aviation men of the the signal corps at Camp MacArthur have been reported from the base hospital at Camp MacArthur. Herbert Diggs, aged 28 years, died yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock from lobar pneumonia. His home was in Wakefield, Mass., and the body was shipped there this afternoon.

 CAMPBELL, EDWARD W.
Edward W. Campbell died yesterday morning in the base hospital from lobar pneumonia. The body was shipped this afternoon to Schenectady, N.Y. and his brother, Hermann Campbell, who was also a member of the aviation corps here, accompanied the body.

 WILLIAMS, HENRY C.
Surrounded by his children, death came quietly and peacefully yesterday morning at 8 o'clock to Henry C. Williams, McLennan county pioneer, who passed away at his home, one mile west of Lorena. Mr. Williams had been in ill health, for the last four weeks. The funeral of Mr. Williams will take place tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock, interment to be made in the Lorena cemetery, to which place the body will be conveyed in the auto hearse of Undertaker L. C. Puckett. Born in Lynchburg, Va., Henry Williams came to Texas in 1856, first locating at Austin. The following year he moved to Lorena, and he had been a continuous resident of that place since 1857, with the exception of the four years he served in the Confederate Army. He had been a resident of McLennan County for 61 years for the greater portion of his life, except the period he spent in the Confederate army, Mr.Williams devoted all of his efforts to farming. When the call to arms was sounded, he enlisted in defense of his beloved Southland, serving with gallantry and bravery on the field of battle, in the cause that was to him sacred, righteous, and just. When the war ended, Mr. Williams returned to McLennan County and again entered the peaceful pursuits of life. He was one of the best-known residents of the county. He with the other early settlers of this county, were often called upon to protect their homes from marauding hands of Indians, and many thrilling tales have been told by him, of encounters innumerable with the redskins. A just and God-fearing man, Mr. Williams was regarded as a leader in the community where he had lived for more than six decades. A life long Democrat, be was broad and tolerant in his views and opinions. To every man he ascribed the fullest measure of liberty, but he was a man of strong and unswerving convictions, one in whom his neighbors and friends and they were legion, could and did place the maximum confidence and esteem. Mr. Williams had been a member of the Methodist church for about 35 years. His wife died in 1900. Six children, five sons and one daughter, survive, former City Attorney Lud T. and Representative Newton B. Williams, Waco; H. M. and Peeler Williams and Mrs. Bettie G. Robinson, Lorena, and Lee Williams, Cristoval. These have the sincere sympathy in their great bereavement.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 15, 1918

 MOCKOSHER, ABRAHAM
Funeral of Abraham Mockosher.
The funeral of Abraham Mockosher, aged 65, who died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home, 1010 South Tenth street, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence, Rev. W.P. Witsell officiating. Interment was made at Oakwood, Mr. Mockosher is survived by his wife and four children.

 SMITH, JAMES BRYON
Resident of Waco Died in San Antonio Yesteday
The death of James Bryon Smith of this city in San Antonio yesterday was heard with sorrow by his friends and friends of his sister, Miss Juanita Smith, one of Waco's talented vocalists. Mr. Smith was spending the winter in San Antonio, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, and his devoted sister had just returned from a visit with him. The deceased came to Waco from Missouri, and made his home with his uncle, I. N. Odom,-until lately. The passing of this young Life brings sorrow not only to his devoted sister, but to many friends as well. Mr. Smith was born in Greene County, Tennessee; removed to Missouri and at the death of his parents came south to Waco. The funeral will be held at Rockport, Mo., his former home. Nathan Morgan, his cousin, and Miss Juanita Smith will accompany the body to Missouri.

 WILLIAMS, H.C.
Many from Waco Present Today at Funeral H.C. Willliams, Pioneer
With many friends from Waco in attendance, the funeral of Henry C. Williams, aged 85, father of former City Attorney Lud T. and Representative Newton B Williams of Waco, who died at his home, Lorena, last Sunday morning, took place this morning at 11 o'clock. The pastor of the Methodist church at Lorena, Rev. R. B. Young, officiated, and interment was made in the Lorena cemetery. The body was conveyed to the cemetery in Undertaker L.C. Puckett's auto hearse. These were the pallbearers: T.C. Westbrook, Berry Stanford, Arthur Fiser, Fred Stewart, A.J. Hooper and D. Holvey. Mr. Williams had been a resident of McLennan county for 61 years, and he was one of the most highly esteemed and universally beloved of the aged McLennan pioneers, most of whom, after long years of usefullness, have been called to their reward.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 16, 1918

 WALKER, W.M.
Funeral of Waco Boy Held Yesterday in El Paso
The funeral of W.M. Walker, a Waco boy, who died in El Paso, was held yesterday in that city. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Walker of this city, and is also survived by two brothers, Earl Walker of Kokomo, Ind., and a sister, Miss Bessie Walker of Waco. Mr. Walker was suffering from tuberculosis and had been in El Paso for about six years for his health. He was reared in Waco and has many friends here.

 ELLISOR, N.T.
Many Attended Funeral Today of N. T. Ellisor
Members of the Waco Carpenter's union, more than 100 strong, attended the funeral this morning of N. T. Ellisor, aged 85, who died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Fred Ellisor, 1726 South Eleventh street, and at whose residence the services were conducted today. Rev. John R. Morris, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist church officiated, and interment was made at Oakwood. Besides the carpenters, many other friends of the decedent were present to pay a last tribute of respect to a man who was most highly esteemed. Mr. Ellisor was the oldest member of the carpenters union here, and he had lived in Waco for nearly fifty years.

 WALLRAVEN, MISS ADA
Burial This Morning Miss Ada Wallraven, One Monday's Wreck Victims
The body of Miss Ada Wallraven, who lived at 905 North Tenth Street, and who was one of the sixteen killed, in the H. & T. C. wreck at Hammond, last Monday morning, arrived here early today. It was first taken to the L C Puckett undertaking parlors, and later removed to the Church of the Assumption, where services were conducted at 10 o'clock. The rector, Very Rev. Dean E. A. Kelly, officiated both in the church and at the grave.
Interment was made in Holy Cross cemetery. Father Kelly paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the decedent, whose tragic death caused so much sincere sorrow and regret here.

 COOK, MISS MAY
Funeral of Miss Cook Tomorrow
The funeral of Miss May Cook, the other Waco girl killed in the wreck on the Central, last Monday will take place tomorrow at Killeen. Her father, Floyd Cook of Dallas is in Houston, arranging for the shipment of the body to Killeen. RCT. F. S. Groner, pastor of the Columbus Street Baptist church, will officiate. Miss Cook was a member of the choir of Dr. Groner's church. Miss Viola Haner, Miss Cook's roommate, with other friends of the dead girl here, will attend the funeral.

 WELSCH, W.L.
Unidentified Man in the H. & T. C. Wreck Was Son of Mt. Calm Man
W. L. Welsch is the name of the man killed in the recent Houston and Texas Central wreck at Hammond, and the body was brought through Waco yesterday on the way to Mount Calm for burial. Mr. Welsch is the man who was first listed among the dead as name unknown, and his cuff buttons marked "W. L. W." were the only clue to his identity. He was the son of Rev. C. K. Welsch, pastor of the First Baptist church at Mount Calm, and Rev. Welsch was here yesterday awaiting the arrival of the body. W. L. Welsch was returning from a visit to relatives at Orange and was preparing to enter the military service. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock at Mount Calm.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 17, 1918

 RANCK, PRIVATE ELMER E.
Private Elmer E. Ranck of the Fourty-first recruit squadron, third provisional regiment, died yesterday at the base hospital. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. Instructions from William Ranck, the father of the dead soldier, are expected today from Ocean View, N.J.

 SMITH, FRANCIS
Francis Smith, aged 20, a soldier of Camp MacArthur died at 9:50 last night at the base hospital from the effects of pnuemonia. The body is being held at the undertaking establishment of F.M. Compton, awaiting instructions from the soldier's father Charles H. Smith of Stitzer, Wis.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 18, 1918

 DAVIS, JEFF
Jeff Davis, Member of OLD Family Here Dies in New Mexico
News was received in Waco this morning of the death last night in Deming, New Mexico, of Jeff Davis, aged 56, brother of County Tax Collector Lee Davis and uncle of City Secretary John Davis. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and a son, Robert Davis, and Miss Winnie Davis, all of Dallas. He is also survived by five brothers. They are: Lee Davis, Waco; Robert Davis, near China Springs; James Davis, Walnut Springs, and Charles and Richard Davis. Mr. Davis was born in this county in 1862, and lived here for a number of years. The family is one of the oldest in this section of the country, Mr. Davis forefathers having come here among the earliest settlers.
The Davis family located on a farm near China Springs, and it was here that the large family was reared. Mr. Davis left Waco about five years ago, and has been in New Mexico for several years since he left Waco. At the time of his death he was working in the quartermaster's department at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. The body will be shipped to Waco and the funeral will take place at the old family burying ground near China Springs.

 MIERON, WILLIAM G.
Two Soldiers Die in Base Hospital Today
William G. Mieron, aged 31, a member of the supply company of 126th infantry at Camp MacArthur, died in the base hospital this morning at 11 o'clock from pneumonia. His home is in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the body is to be shipped to his mother, Mrs. Frances Collins, of that place.

 GEITER, ROBERT J.
Another death occurred at the base hospital today when Robert J. Geiter, aged 22, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning of peritonitis. He was a member of the quartermaster corps of the camp, and was serving at the remount depot. His home was in West Depere, Wis., and the name of his sister is Mrs. Rudolph Hoffman of that place.

 KNEBEL, G.H.
Funeral of G. H. Knebel Takes Place Tomorrow
The funeral of G.H. Knebel, aged 74 who died last Wednesday at noon, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, services to take place at the family residence, 1720 North Eleventh street, Rev. August Didzun and Rev. H. Dietz will officiate, and interment will be made at Oakwood.
These are the active pallbearers: Carl Heerlein, J. M. Walsh, H. B. Snead, John B. Kraft, S. M. Kirkpatrick and Herman Stolte. Honorary: Dr Carl Lovelace. H. Hutchenrider, S. R. Hankins, E. W. Hander, Wesley Pfaeffle, J. McCune, 0. J. Miller, Constable Leslie Stegall, T. S. Hollon and L. W. Carl.  Mr. Knebel, who was one of the best-known citizens of Waco, had lived here for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 19, 1918

 HAIGOOD, WILLIAM
WILLIAM HAIGOOD DIED TODAY NEAR HILLSIDE
William H. Haigood, aged 72 years, died this morning at 7 o'clock at the family residence near Hillside, about fourteen miles from Waco. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Haigood and nine children. Two of the children are now living in Georgia, one at Walnut Springs and the others live at the family residence near Hillside. He also has one brother near Walnut Springs. The funeral services are to be held tomorrow afternoon at Robinson, and interment will be made in the cemetery there at 3 o'clock.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 20, 1918

 HORD, MRS. EMITIE
Mrs. Hord Dies After Very Brief Illness-Husband Also at Point of Death
Mrs. Emitie Hord, aged 46, died very suddenly yesterday evening at her home, near Elm Mott. Measles, which later developed into pneumonia, resulted in her death. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment to be made in the cemetery at White Rock. Mrs. Hord had been ill only a few days. A very sad feature in connection with the death of Mrs. Hord is that her husband. Robert Hord is at the point of death. He has not yet been informed of his wife's demise. He was also stricken with pneumonia.
Mrs. Hord was one of the best-loved women of the Mart community, where she had lived for the greater portion of her life. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hord is survived by two sons and one daughter, Frank Hord, who is at Camp Bowie; James Hord and Mrs. Elvie Hopwood, Elm Mott. She has three brothers in Louisiana and one sister, the latter living at Lorena.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 22, 1918

 ASHBURNE, HENRY
Brief Illness Results in Death at Harrison Today of Henry Ashburne
Henry Ashburne, aged 61, one of the most highly esteemed residents of McLennan County, died at his home in Harrison, a few miles below Waco, at 6 o'clock this morning. Mr. Ashburne had been ill little more than a week, pneumonia being the cause of his demise. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4:30, the body to be taken to the old family burying ground, near Harrlson, in the auto hearse of Undertaker L. C. Puckett. Mr. Ashburne was a natlve Texan havng been born in Bell county. He came to McLennan county when he was about 6 years old, and served for many years aa a member of the ranger forces. Henry Ashburne was a brave and fearless officer, not one who attempted to exercise his authority by bulldozing methods but one who faced unflinchingly any danger that might have confronted him. Mr Ashburne is survived by two daughters, Mrs Charles Mann and Miss Essie Ashburne, both of Waco. The sympathy of many is tendered them in their great bereavement.

 GALLAGHER, BISHOP N. A.
Catholic Church Draped in Mourning as Tribute in Memory Bishop Gallagher
Yesterday afternoon the sanctuary in the Church of the Assumption and the main entrance to the church were draped in mourning, a tribute to the memory of the late Bishop N. A. Gallagher, D. D., who died at the Episcopal rectory, Galveston, yesterday morning. The funeral of Bishop Gallagher, who was at the head of the diocese of Galveston, will take place next Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, the services to be conducted in St. Mary's cathedral, after which the body will be interred in the vault under the cathedral. Very Rev. Dean E. A. Kelly, rector of the church here, who was in Galveston when dissolution occurred will attend the funeral, as will every other priest in the diocese who is able to get away from his parochial duties. Rev. J. J. Kearns, one of the last priests to be ordained in Galveston by Bishop Gallagher, the ceremony taking place on December 23 last, and who had been here for a few days, will go to Galveston for the funeral. Father Kearns has been appointed assistant priest at the cathedral, Galveston.

 BANKHEAD, MRS. OSCAR
Times-Herald Special-Oglesby, Texas, Jan. 22
Mrs. Oscar Bankhead of this place died yesterday afternoon as the result of injuries sustained when her clothing caught fire while she was standing near a hot stove in her residence. She was standing near the stove with her two year-old baby in her arms and did not know that the back of her dress was on fire. When she discovered the fire was burning her dress she threw the baby on the bed to save it from injury. She was alone and ran out on the porch to call for help, and several neighbors came to the rescue.
They extinguished the flames, but they had gained such force that she was badly burned. Physicians were summoned, but they were unable to save her.
The funeral was held this morning from the residence, and interment was made in the Black Foot cemetery. Mrs. Bankhead was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Roberts of this place and is survived by her husband, one child, three sisters, and two brothers.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 23, 1918

 DEATH E.S. THORPE'S MOTHER IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

E.S. Thorpe has received the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Thorpe, who died at the home of her daughter in Yorkshire, England, in her 86th year. The deceased is survived by one sister and three children, the sister and one daughter living in England, Captain A.R. Thorpe in South Africa and E.S. Thorpe, who has for many years made his home in Waco and Houston.  The sympathy of many friends is tendered Mr. Thorpe in his great bereavement.

 MRS. RUBINSKY

Mrs. Frade Rubinsky, aged 50, wife of A. Rubinsky of 312 North Fourth street, died yesterday morning after a lingering illness.  The funeral took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rabbi S. Levy officiating.  Interment was at the Hebrew Rest.
Mrs. Rubinsky is survived by her husband, seven children, five sisters and a brother in Rumania, and a brother in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The children are Mrs. W.S. Solomon of Phoenix, Arizona; and Morris, Rosa, Menah, Sadie, Mary and Emanuel Rubinsky of Waco.  Mr. and Mrs. Rubinsky came to Waco sixteen years ago from Rumania.

WACO
JANUARY 23, 1918

 FUNERAL PHIL BAHL TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The funeral of J.P Bahl, who died yesterday morning, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the family residence, 818 North Sixteenth street. Interment will be made in Oakwood, and the Sons of Hermann will take part in the services at the grave. The active pallbearers are: John K. Strecker, Harry Archenhold, R.R. Whitehead, Edgar Dyer, Fred Mailander and E.A. Hornberger. Honorary: Dr. G.B. Foscue, Dr. K. H. Aynesworth, Dr. I.E. Colgin, J.F. Brinkerhoff, James B. Baker, J.H. Riley, Frank Johnson, Charles S. Eichelberger, G.H. Luedde, Bart Moore, Gus Heinemann, T.P. Stone, Sam Sanger, R.A. Appell, E. Tietz, C. Mailander, M. Collins, Tom G. Dilworth, George H. Wiebusch, Joe S. Thompson, Will Lockwood, Harry Snead, W.S. Gillespie, Judge Marshall Surratt, Mike Adam, Judge George Clark and E. Winkler. Union barber shops of Waco will close tomorrow afternoon, during the funeral. Besides having membership in the Sons of Hermann, Mr. Bahl belonged to the Praetorians and other fraternal organizations here.

 INFANT DEAD
The body of Annie O'Dell Turner, 14 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Turner, 114 Spring street, East Waco, who died yesterday morning, was shipped last night to Killeen by Undertaker F.M. Compton. The funeral will take place today at Killeen.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 24, 1918

 COURSEY, W.D.
WACO MAN KILLED IN KATY ACCIDENT AT SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio. Tex., Jan. 23, Fireman W.D. Coursey of Waco, Texas was killed and fifteen others were injured, seriously when a southbound passenger train from St. Louis on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad collided with a steam shovel in the suburbs of San Antonio this afternoon. The more seriously injured are: George Lockwood, engineer, San Antonio; A. Fisher, engineer, San Antonio; Mrs. Sarah Lindsey, Avard, Ok.; R.N. Bagman, Lincoln, Neb. The injured were taken to local hospitals. No cars left the rails and injuries to passengers were received from broken seats and glass. Cause for the collision has not been determined. Fire broke out in the wreckage caused by the collision and the flames were extinguished by the San Antonio fire department. The passenger train, running nine hours behind schedule, struck the steam shovel as it was being backed out of a large cut by the switch engine.

 SWIFT, FRED W.
Brief Illness Fatal for Proprietor of Waco Hotel
Fred W. Swift, Jr., aged 39, died this morning at 4:30 In a local sanitarium. The body has been prepared for burial and is held at the establishment of Undertaker P. M. Compton, to await the arrival of relatives. The funeral will probably take place about 2 o'clock next Saturday afternoon. The decedent became ill only last Saturday, suffering from an attack of appendicitis. An operation was performed but peritonitis developed, this being the cause of death. Mr. Swift came to Waco eighteen months ago and assumed charge of the Waverly hotel. Prior to that, he was manager of the Crazy Well Hotel Company, Mineral Wells, and was at one time chief clerk in the Westbrook hotel, Fort Worth. Mr. Swift was an exceedingly capable hotel man, and was very popular with the traveling public. Besides his wife, Mr. Swifts is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Swift, who live here, and three brothers, Clarence Swift, Lubbock; Kenneth Swift, Clovis, N. M., and Ray M. Swift, Lucy, N. M.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 26, 1918

COURSEY, W.C.
The funeral of W.C. Coursey, who was killed in an accident on the Katy near San Antonio Wednesday night, was held this morning at 10 o'clock from the undertaking establishment of F.M. Compton. Interment was made in Park Lawn cemetery, Rev. W.T. Turner, pastor of the Turner Street Baptist church, officiating.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JANUARY 28, 1918

 SHAFFER, LUTHER
Luther ("Nubby") Shaffer, aged 43, died in Galveston yesterday afternoon at 2:30. The body will be brought to Waco and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternon at 2:30, services to be conducted in the mortuary chapel of the John Fall Undertaking company, Rev. C.T. Caldwell officiating, interment to be made at First Street Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer had been ill for five or six months, but contracted pneumonia a short time ago, this resulting in his death. He left Waco last summer, and has been living in Galveston since that time. "Nubby" Shaffer was born and reared in Waco, and had a host of friends here. He was a tailor by occupation and worked at his trade so long as his physical condition permitted. Mr. Shaffer is survived by a daughter in Dallas, Mrs. Harry L. Corbett. He also has one brother and three sisters, W.A. Shaffer, Mrs. E.P. Massey, Mrs. George Hewitt, Waco; Mrs. Jeff Spencer, Galveston.

 HOLCOMB, MRS. M.E.
Mrs. M.E. Holcomb Dies in Waxahachie
Mrs. M.E. Holcomb, aged 79 years, died suddenly at the family residence in University Heights, Waxahachie, Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home in Waxahachie at 3:30, interment in the City cemetery. Mrs. Holcomb had lived in Waxahachie for thirty-four years. She had been a member of the Christian church ever since she was 12 years of age. Her father was a Christian minister, but has been dead many years. Mrs. Holcomb is survived by two children, J.A. Holcomb of Waxahachie and Mrs. Henry Little of Waco, and several grandchildren. She was loved by many friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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