McLennan County, Texas
January 1920

Transcribed by Jane Combs, Pattie Wells, Mary Kall Snell and Barbara Davidson


January 1, 1920


Louie G. Phillips, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Phillips, died at 12:05 noon, Thursday, at the family residence, 923 South Fourth Street.  Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
The young man was working at  Ranger and became ill a week ago last Monday.  Pneumonia developed, and he was brought home last Sunday.  His condition continued to grow worse, despite the love and care of devoted parents and the best medical attention that could be secured, and his illness became critical Wednesday night.
Louie Phillips was known to and loved by many.  His admirable traits endeared him to numerous friends and associates, and his death is sincerely regretted.
Besides the parents, there are two brothers, James A. Phillips of Dallas and Kenneth C. Phillips of Clovis N. M., who are en route to Waco.  The survivers have the sincere condolence of many.

January 1, 1920


Miss M. L. Martin, aged 67 years, died Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. T. F. Oliver, 1239 North Sixteenth Street, after an illness of three months.
Miss Martin was born in Homar, La., but she came to Texas many years ago and settled in Abilene where she was engaged in charitable work.  Following an operation which she underwent in Abilene, Miss Martin came to Waco.  She bore her suffering with Christian patience and fortitude.
The remains will be shipped Thursday afternoon by the F. M. Compton Undertaking company to Abilene for burial there at a time not yet set.
Miss Martin is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. N. Pearre of Abilene and her niece, Mrs. Oliver, who with Mr. Oliver, will accompany the body to Abilene.

January 1, 1920


D. V. Tidwell, aged 46, died Thursday morning at 1:35, at his home on the Corsicana road, near Axtell.  The funeral will take place Friday morning at 11 o'clock, burial to be made in Olive Branch cemetery, Axtell.
Mr. Tidwell is survived by his wife, six children and one sister.

January 2, 1920


Burial of Louie G. Phillips who died at noon Thursday at the home of his parents here.  Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Phillips, took place Friday afternoon at  4 o”clock, from the family residence, 923 South Fourth Street.  Rev. J. N. Renfro, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist church, officiated, assisted by Rev. W. W. Ward of Lorena, and interment was made at Park Lawn.
The pallbearers were:  Frank Ray, R. E. Mickle, W. E. Carkhuff, E. H. Detrick, W. D. Gillam and J. A. Lemke.

Saturday, January 3, 1920


Mrs. Mary H. Lockwood, aged 86, died this morning at 1:30, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. Adams, 921 North sixteenth Street.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3, from the residence of Mrs. Adams.  Rev. B. L.Rice will officiate, assisted by Revs., R. E. Goodrich and F. N. Calvin.  Interment will be made at Oakwood.
While Mrs. Lockwood had been in ill health for many years, the attack which resulted in her demise was of recent origin, and her death was unexpected.
Born in New York state, Mrs. Lockwood came to Texas with her husband in 1877, and she had been a resident of Waco for about 35 years.  She was well known to the older inhabitants of Waco, and in this city she was universally beloved and esteemed.  Mrs. Lockwood had been a member of the Central Presbyterian church for many years, and she was a most earnest, sincere and consistent Christian.  It was  the greatest joy of her life to engage in works that were intended for the pleasure and happiness of humanity.  In every circle in which she moved she exerted a beneficent influence that will remain and continue indefinitely.  She practiced her religion with scrupulous, undeviating fidelty, and in everty way did she seek to pattern her life in accordance with the guidance and teachings of the Master.  Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Lookwood maintained an active interest in current affairs, about which she was well informed.
Besides her husband, H. M. Lockwood, five children survive, J. H. Lockwood, president of the First State Bank and Trust company; W. T. Lockwood, county auditor, and Mrs. A. D. Adams, Waco; Herbert S. Lockwood and Mrs. Whit Adam, Dallas.  To all of these there is tendered the sincere sympathy of many friends in their great bereavenment.

January 4, 1920


The funeral of Mrs. Mary Lockwood, who died yesterday morning, will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. Adams, 921 North sixteenth Street, Rev. Bernard L. Rise, assisted by Revs. R. E. Goodrich and F. N. Calvin, will officiate, and interment will ber made in Oakwood cemetery.
The following are the active pallbearers:  Herbert Sneed, Dr. J. O. Hall, B. F. Egger, Dr. Tom Smith, Luke Moore, Jr., and W. L. Edmond.  The honorary pallbearers are: E. D. Dunnam, Judge A. C. Prendergast, F. M. Gardner, W. S. Gillespie, Luke Moore, Sr., William Lambdin, C. K. Warren, F. A. Winchell, Dr. H. B. Stiles, Dr. H. T. Aynesworth, Lee R. Davis, J. W. Baker, O. M. Weatherby, Judge Richard Kimball, Edwin Sneed, George Wiebusch, Sr., J. H. Hutcherson, N. T. Cheatham and W. H. Torian.

January 4, 1920


John Johnson, aged 73, one of the oldest residents of the Elm Mott neighborhood, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his residence on the Dallas road.  The funeral will be held today at 4 p.m., from the undertaking parlors of  F. M. Compton, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. A. Ball, pastor of the Elm Mott Baptist church officiating.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. N. F. Alsup of Little River.  He was a respected citizen of the community in which he made his home, and his death causes much regret among those who knew him.

January 5, 1920


Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth McLelland Manchester, aged 69, wife of Col. W. M. Manchester, died Monday morning at 5:30 at their apartments in the Metropole hotel.  The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of Mrs. C. M. Cllsbee (sp), 2120 Washington Street, with Rev. J. H. Rentfro, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist church officiating, interment to be made at Park Lawn
The active pallbearers are:  V. V. Damon, Sam Knight, C. J. Clanton, E. M. Ainsworth, W. A. Morrow and R. F. Gribble.  Honoray, Eugene Early, W. S. Gillespie, R. G. Wendland,  Dr. H. C. Black, Percy Willis, Fred Mailander, Dr. J. M. Witt,  Waco, and Louis Horner, Dallas
Mrs. Manchester had been in ill health for many years, and she had been unable to leave her apartments at the Metropole for the last four months, when she returned from Hot Springs, where she went for the benefit of her health.
Born in Murphy, N.C., in September 1850, she was married to Col. Manchester at Murphy, 48 years ago.  They came to Texas in 1872, locating  at Bruceville, in McLennan county, where they lived for fifteen years, after which they came to Waco, this city having been their home since that time.  Mrs. Manchester had lived in the county nearly half a century, and in Waco for the last 23 years.  For many years Mrs. Manchester had been in ill health, but she bore her sufferings so uncomplainingly, so patiently, with such great fortitude that it made an indelible impression on her legion of friends here.  The sweet, unchanging graciousness of Mrs. Manchester, the loving Kindness of a heart that was ever in accord with suffering humanity, a personality that was marked by unmeasured, tenderness endeared her to a host of friends and acquaintances.
For 58 years Mrs. Manchester was a member of the Methodist church, and when she came to Waco, she at once became a member of the old Fifth Street church.  So long as her physical condition permitted, none of the women members of that congregation were more active in church work.  Mrs. Manchester took a particular delight in placing her time, her efforts and her benefactions at the disposal of those on whom had been laid the heavy hand of sorrow and affliction.  In her every charitable act, she effaced herself, content to know that she was complying with the divine injunction but avoiding the praise which the world might lavish upon her for her good deeds.  Her work in behalf of  others, and it was limitless, was marked by true, womanly modesty, and  in the distributions of her benevolence she took into consideration neither race nor creed, merely satisfying herself that the person whom she desired to help was deserving, then proceeding according to the dictates of her own conscience.  Mrs. Manchester was in very truth a most exemplary Christian;  in fact her life was lived so that it might be modeled and patterned in  conformity with the teachings of the Master, insofar as  it's possible for humanity to follow in His footsteps.  Her love for the unfortunate and the distressed was great, and it was in evedence whenever the opportunity was presented.
The death of Mrs. Manchester brings the most sincere sorrow to a multitude of friends here and in other places, whose tender sympathy and condolence are extended the bereaved husband, Col. W. M. Manchester, Waco; a brother, G. L.D. Ross McLeland, Murphy, N.C.; three nieces, Misses Mary and Lily McLelland, Dallas; Mrs. C. J. Miller, Houston, and a nephew, Jake McLelland, Dallas.

January 5, 1920


Monday morning a telegram was received by Mrs. W. W. Seley, stating that Mrs. C. M. Seley, widow of  the late C. M. Seley, founder of the Waco State Bank, passed away peacefully at Portland, Ore., Sunday afternoon, at the home of her nephew, E. L. Brown.
Mrs. Seley, who was about 86 years old, left Waco about 25 years ago, following the death of her husband, in 1893.  Since that time she has been making her home with her two nephews in Portland.
The death of Mrs. Seley, who was well known to the older inhabitants of Waco, will be learned with sincere regret.  She was beloved by many here, aand during the time she lived in Waco she was prominently identified with the social life of the city.  Mrs. Seley, in her quiet, but most effective way, devoted much of her time to charitable work, and in the doing of this, she endeared herself to hundreds who were the recipients of her benefactions.

January 6, 1920


Word was received Monday by Mrs. Tom Dockery, advising her of the death of Henry George Darwin, the fifteen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Darwin of Paris.
Complications developed from a slight cold, and although everything possible was done for the baby, it passed away in a sanitarium at Paris.
Among the visitors attending the funeral were Mrs. Mollie E. Streeter of California and Mrs. Edgar Mixson of Commerce, Mrs. Darwin is a sister of Mrs.Tom Dockery of Waco.
Mr. Darwin was formerly a member of the state senate.

January 7, 1920


One of the oldest and most faithful members of his race was laid to rest Wednesday, when the funeral of Frank Fears, colored, aged about 70 took place.  He died Tuesday in a local sanitarium.
His death brings sorrow and regret to many of his white friends, especially to the family of Mrs. Mary Jones, as Uncle Frank had been a servant in the Jones family for more than two decades.
Though he could not recall his exact age, uncle Frank distinctly remembered that he was quite a large boy when the Civil War came.  He remembered his slave days, vividly, and one of his reminiscences, which he always delighted in telling, was an experience that came to him while in bondage, when he was given ass a wedding present form one mistress to another.

January 7, 1920


Mrs. Laura E. Williams, aged 31, wife of J. D.  Williams, inspector here for the Texas Electric railway, died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, at a local sanitarium.  The body was prepared for burial and was shipped Wednesday afternoon by the L. C. Puckett Undertaking company to Chickasha, Okla.
Mrs. Williams had been in ill health for some time, and she submitted to an operation Tuesday, which failed to achieve the desired result.
Besides her husband and two children here, a son and a daughter, Mrs. Williams is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Crump of Tabler, Okla.;  three brothers and a sister, who resides in Okla.

January 7, 1920


Many attended the funeral Tuesday afternoon of Mrs. Carrie E. M. Manchester, wife of Colonel W. M. Manchester, who passed away early last Monday morning.  Services were conducted at the residence of Mrs. C. M.  Clisbee, 2120 Washington Street, by Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss of Hubbard, at one time pastor the Fifth Street Methodist church here, of which church Mrs. Manchester had been a member for more than three decades.
Dr. Hotchkiss paid an eloquent tribute to the life and work of  Mrs. Manchester.  Her patience and fortitude in trials and suffering, her imitation of the Master in her daily life, were stressed by the preacher.
Interment took place at Park Lawn and the floral tributes were profuse and of rare beauty.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 08, 1920


   Mrs. W. W. Goodgion, aged 55, a former resident of this city, died Thursday morning at 8 o'clock at her home in Ranger.  The funeral will be held in Waco Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Fullen, 1524 North Fifth Street, and interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. D. A. McGuire, former pastor here, officiating.
   Mrs. Goodgion is survived by her husband, one son, Grover, of Ranger, and two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Mims of Dallas, and Mrs. Fullen of Waco.  Two brothers, J. L. Scarborough of Sherman and H. L. Scarborough of Alma, also survive her.  

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 09, 1920

     Mrs. Emily Christian Morgan, aged 26, wife of Lon Morgan, died Friday morning at 7:35, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. (Cain) Christian, Elm Mott.  Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but burial will probably take place some time Saturday afternoon, interment to be made at White Rock, where the body will be taken in the motor hearse of Undertaker, F. M. Compton.
   Mrs. Morgan was born and reared at Elm Mott, and grew to young womanhood at that place.  She was beloved by a legion of friends and acquaintances, and she endeared herself to all by her many acts of service in behalf of others.
   Besides an infant son, just a week old, Mrs. Morgan is survived by her husband and her parents.  These have the condolence of many in their great bereavement.  Mrs. Morgan was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Christian.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 10, 1920


   Word of the death of Otto Mann of Dallas and formerly a resident of this city, reached Waco this morning.  Mr. Mann who was 38 years of age, had been in bad health for about two years, and had just recently returned to his home after an extended trip to Tennessee, where he went for the purpose of recuperating.  His condition especially during the last six months grew from bad to worse until at 1 o'clock this morning he was summoned to his reward.
   Besides his wife and two children in Dallas, and immediate relatives in Tennessee, Mr. Mann is survived by a number of cousins in Waco, Messrs. Howard Mann, J.W. Mann, Charles Mann, T. J. Priddy, Hardy Hay, J. D. and R. E. Kolde.
   The body will arrive here this evening about 7 o'clock and will be taken by the motor hearse of the Puckett Undertaking Company to Robinson.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the residence of Wesley Mann, interment being made in the Robinson cemetery.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 11, 1920


    August Kluck, age (65), died during the past week at his home near Stamp and his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of Trinity Lutheran church near Perry.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 12, 1920


   Miss Rebecca Averitee, aged about 65, died Sunday night at the home of relatives in Aquilla, whom she was visiting at the time of her demise.  The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker L. C. Puckett.  It has been brought to Waco and will be shipped by him to Hillsboro, where interment will be made.
   Miss Averitte, who was among the most highly esteemed residents of Hillsboro, is survived by a nephew, J. J. Averittee of Hillsboro, and by other relatives in Hill County.
(Surname was spelled all three ways in obituary)

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 12, 1920


   Resolutions relative to the recent death of Sam Sanger have been drafted by a committee from the Waco Association of Credit Men, composed of Messrs. W.N. Orand, chairman;  H. J. White and Wm. Dugger, as follows:
Mr. President:
   On Thursday December 18th, 1919 Sam Sanger was called to his reward and gathered to his fathers.  Therefore be it resolved that the heartfelt sympathy of the association of which he was a member be extended to his family and the company of which he was the vice president and manager of the Waco branch.  That we deeply deplore the death of this honored and greatly beloved citizen, neighbor, friend and benefactor.  That this entire state, our city, with which he was so closely allied, and our association, feel deeply the loss sustained by his demise, and herewith tender our sincere condolence to his bereaved family in their deep grief, assuring them that it is keenly felt by this committee as well as every member of the Waco Credit Men's Association.
   Be it further resolved that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of our association, and that a copy be furnished the Waco Times-Herald, and the Waco News-Tribune for publication, and that a copy be sent the immediate family, Mrs. Sam Sanger and children.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 12, 1920


   The funeral of Albert Morris, aged 63, brother of Deputy County Clerk T. C. Morris of Waco, who died last Friday afternoon at Childress, where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. King Lyster, took place Sunday afternoon at Childress, Pneumonia was the cause of Mr. Morris' death.
   Mr. Morris was born in McLennan County, close to Valley Mills, and had been a resident of this county all of his life.  Besides his wife, two sons, Earl and T. K. of Valley Mills, the daughter and brother above named, three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Cooper and Mrs. Lucinda McMahan, Valley Mills, and Mrs. C. Cauffman of Sherwood survive.  Mr. Morris was among the best known and most highly esteemed residents of the western portion of McLennan county.

JANUARY 16, 1920

Mrs. William Toland, age 85, died shortly after noon today (Friday, Jan. 9) at the home of her son, Dr. B. M. Toland on Texas avenue. Besides her children, deceased is survived by her husband, who is 90 years old, and very feeble.
Mr.and Mrs. Toland had been married over 65 years. Her native state was Virginia, his was South Carolina. They were married in Alabama, and lived there until 1907, when they joined their son and daughter in Texas.
Funeral services conducted by Pastor J.W. Mayfield will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the family residence, interment following in Mart Cemetery.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all their acquaintances.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 16, 1920


   Willie Morgan, aged 19, died in a hospital at Corpus Christi, Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, as a result of injuries received last Saturday in a shipyard at Aransas Pass, where he was employed.  The body is en route to Waco, and the funeral will take place some time Saturday afternoon, the exact hour not having yet been determined.  
   Willie Morgan had spent the greater portion of his life in Waco and he was highly esteemed here by many friends and acquaintances.  
   Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Morgan, the decedent is survived by three brothers and eight sisters, Everett Morgan, who is in the navy; Talmadge, who lives at Dallas, and T. A. Morgan, Jr., Waco;  Mrs. Walter Quinius, Misses Faye and Tiny Morgan and Mrs. Byron Bull, Waco; Mrs. Tom O'Brien, Oklahoma City;  Mrs. Ed Brown, Dallas; Mrs. C. M. Danforth, Burkenville, Va., and Mrs. Mary Little, Chicago.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 17, 1920


   The funeral of Willie Morgan, who died as the result of injuries received while working in the ship yards at Corpus Christi, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Morgan, 1724 North Eleventh Street.  Interment was made in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 17, 1920


   George Evans, Jr., aged 3 months, died yesterday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Evans at Rosenthal.  The funeral was held from the residence at Rosenthal this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and interment made in the cemetery at that place, Rev. Moore officiating.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 18, 1920


   The funeral of Willie Morgan, aged 19 who died in a hospital at Corpus Christi last Thursday afternoon, will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Morgan, 1724 North Eleventh Street, Rev. M. K. Little, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church, will officiate, and interment will be made at Park Lawn.
   The pall bearers are:  Jasper Jones, Neal Jones, H. H. Martin, Wilbur Lindsey, Romeo Lindsey and Frank Macha.
   Injuries which resulted in the death of the young man were received on Thursday morning last, soon after he went to work in the shipyards of the McDonald Construction Company at Harbor Island, Aransas Pass. His skull was fractured, and by a piece of falling timber, and one of the other workmen with him had his ankle crushed.  Willie was rushed on a tug to Corpus, after he had been given first aid at the shipyard, and an operation was performed in an effort to save his life.  He died about ten hours after the accident occurred.
   The young man was hurt in the shipyard a week ago last Saturday, but the injuries at that time were minor consequence.
   Besides his parents, named above, Willie Morgan is survived by three brothers and ten sisters:  Everett Morgan, who is in the navy; Talmadge, who lives in Dallas, and T. A. Morgan, Jr., Waco; Mrs. Walter Quinius, Misses Faye and Tiny Morgan and Mrs. Byron Bull, Waco; Mrs. Tom O'Brien, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Ed Brown, Dallas; Mrs. C. M. Danforth, Burkeville, Va.; Mrs. Mary Little, Chicago; Mrs. R. H. Wright, Randolph, Washington, D.C.  The survivors have the sincere sympathy of many.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 18, 1920


   Her legion of friends will learn with sincere regret of the death at Granger on January 10, of Mrs. Herbert Pope, nee Miss Frank Fowler, aged 37.  She was ill only about a week, death resulting from pneumonia.  The funeral took place at Granger.
   Mrs. Pope, who was a former student of Baylor, was a sister of Mrs. O. H. McCormick of Waco.  Richly endowed with the graces and characteristics of charming young womanhood, which had been enhanced by brilliant intellectual attainments, added to a disposition that was kindness and gentleness personified, Mrs. Pope was beloved my many.  She was a favorite in every circle in which she moved, and she drew others to her by her innate goodness and sweetness.
   Besides the sister above named, Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband, four children, her parents, one brother and three other sisters.  These have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 19, 1920


   Injuries received on Thursday of last week resulted in the death late Saturday night of Stella Slovak, aged seven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Slovak, 1204 Connor Street.  Burial was made Sunday afternoon in Holy Cross Cemetery, following funeral services in the Church of the Assumption.
   Mrs. Slovak placed a bucket of hot water on the floor, and while she was giving attention to some work in the yard the baby crawled to the bucket, thrust it's hand and arm in the boiling liquid, and in struggling to get away, the vessel was turned over, the water scalding the little one so badly that is could not survive.
   The baby was the only child of Mr. And Mrs. Slovak, who have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

Waco Daily Times Herald January 20, 1920

 Death Comes Suddenly to Baylor Boy

Baylor's flags remain at half mast all during the day Tuesday as the institution paid homage to the memory of Clyde Ward, aged 20, a member of the freshman class, who was suddenly stricken Monday while attending his classes and died Tuesday morning at 12:40 o'clock. The suddenness with which the young man was stricken and passed away seemed to create a depression throughout the whole of the institution. Mr. Ward is the son of Lee Ward, and his home is in Yancey. He had graduated from San Marcos Baptist Academy, and was attending Baylor, coming in the fall term. He is also an ex-service man, and was a splendid type of manhood. He was considered as one of the best prospects the track men of Baylor have seen in some time, and his death created a depression in that line of activity. The young man had attended one of his classes on Monday, and went to his room at 1517 South Fifth street feeling bad. Later he became much worse, and all that skilled physicians could do was insufficient to save his life. It is believed that blood infection was the cause of his death.
Mention of his death was made in chapel Tuesday morning by Dr. S. P. Brooks, president of the institution and the plans for Baylor's part in paying the last respects of the institution were announced. The members of the freshman class are keeping a watch over the body at Compton's undertaking parlors, and S. Bruce Gillette, president of the class; S. R. Spencer, dean of the university; and E. W. Provence, business manager, were named as a committee to meet the young man's father as he arrived here Tuesday. A committee of girls was also appointed to meet the father as he arrived. The Baylor track men also decided to send one of their number to Yancey, where the funeral will probably take place, and attend the funeral in company with S. Bruce Gillette, freshman president and Jesse Franklin, president of the Students' Self Government association. H. K. Jackson was named as the representative from the trackmen.

Waco Daily Times-Herald January 20, 1920

Dr. F. G. Sory, 408 1/2 Austin, for the last 19 years a practicing dentist in Waco, died at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Dr. Sory was 56 years of age, a member of the Masonic order and of the Columbus Street Baptist church. Final arrangements for the funeral will not be made until the arrival in Waco of relatives, but the services will probably take place Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased is survived by his wife and two sons; one sister, Mrs. P. A. Durkee of Sherman; three brother, J. E. Sory of Waco, Sam Sory of Dallas and H. C. Sory of Palestine.


The funeral of Mrs. Fannie Stallings, 326 North Second street, who died last Saturday, was held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the chapel of Undertaker F. M. Compton. Interment was made at Oakwood.


The funeral services of Dovie Wilson, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wilson, Axtell road, who died Monday, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the home. Burial took place in Evergreen cemetery.


John H. Peterson, aged 80, resident of McLennan county for 43 years, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Gholson.
The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3, the body being conveyed to the cemetery near Gholson in the motor home hearse of the Puckett Undertaking company.
The death of Mr. Peterson resulted from injuries received in a fall a week ago last Saturday, his advancing age militating against his recovery.
Mr. Peterson was born in LaRue county, Ky., and had been living in the Gholson neighborhood for the last four years. Besides his wife, Mr. Peterson is survived by four sons and two daughters, Charles, Electra; Horace, Enloe; Jimmy and Tom Peterson, Hamilton County; Mrs. Frank Bressler, Gholson, and Mrs. Lizzie Brown, Gulf Hill, Texas.


Mrs. Dora Lankford, aged about 36, died Monday morning at 11 o'clock, following a lengthy illness at her home near Golinda. The funeral took place at Rosenthal, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Mrs. Lankford was reared in the community where she passed away and she was most highly esteemed by a circle of friends and acquaintances.
Besides her husband, G. W. Lankford, and two children, Mrs. Lankford is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hanson of Levi; two brothers and two sisters, Henry and Jake Hanson, Levi; Mrs. U. Lankford, Levi; and Mrs. Lynn West, Waco. These have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.


Mrs. Ruth Deaton, aged 17 years, wife of Ira W. Deaton, 711 Tyler street, died late Monday afternoon from an attack of pneumonia and the remains were shipped to Elgin by Undertaker F.
M. Compton for burial.
Mrs. Deaton is survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chumley; two sisters, Zora and Ennie Chumley; and two brothers, Boyd and Howard Chumley.

Waco Daily Times-Herald January 21, 1920


Henrietta, Texas, Jan. 21.--E. L. Stenson, an employee of the J. E. Hutt Construction company, with the track gang repairing the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway, was killed in the kitchen car here yesterday. The assailant used a meat cleaver. Harry Marsters, another employee, was also attacked and seriously beaten up.
Sheriff Phagan arrested V. J. Birden, another employee of the company, and lodged him in jail. He is charged with murder.

Mother Lives in East Waco.
A telegram confirming the death of Elmer Lee Stinson has been received by his mother, Mrs. Willie Smith, 1009 Spring street, East Waco. Mrs. Smith stated to a Times-Herald reporter Wednesday that her boy left home about nine months ago to work on the trains. He was the eldest of seven children and due to his father's death about nine years ago, was obliged to leave school sooner than the average boy in order to support the family. For the last few months nothing had been heard from him, Mrs. Smith stated, due to the fact that she has moved two or three times in that time. He was formerly a pupil of the Turner Street school and was well liked by his companions. The body which will be shipped to Waco is expected to arrive Thursday. While details have not been arranged for the funeral, it will likely be held from the Spring Street Baptist church, of which Rev. E. Hornberger is pastor. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery beside the grave of his father. Besides his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Annie May and Beatrice, and four brothers, John, Robert and Wilson, all live here.


Heart failure resulted in the death at his residence, 727 North Fourteenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 3:40, of J. Rubin, aged 56. He had been in illl health for some time.
The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 3 from Agudath Jacob synagogue, Rabbi S. Levy officiating. Interment was made at Hebrew Rest.
Active pall bearers were: Harry Freeman, Barney Goldberg, J. M. Roseberg, J. Greenspoon, F. Adelman and J. Ellis. Honorary: J. Rosenberg, S. Levy, J. Goldberg, B. Greenberg, Sam Marks, B. Marks, Dr. N. A. Olive, Dr. Wolfe Macht, B. Tobolowsky, Charles Rosenthal, A. Adelman, M. Adams, M. Segal, Morris Wood and L. Gabert.
Born in Neustadt, Russia, Mr. Rubin came to the United States at the age of 13. He had been a resident of Waco for about thirty years, engaged for the greater portion of that time as a teacher of Hebrew. Mr. Rubin was closely identified with the various religious and benevolent works of the Jewish people in this city, and his life was replete with good deeds.
Besides his wife, Mr. Rubin is survived by two sons, Gus and Harry Rosenthal, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Sidney Marks, Corsicana, and three brothers in New York. These have the sympathy of many in their bereavement.

Waco Daily Times-Herald January 23, 1920



Injuries received Thursday evening about 7:30 at Ninth and Columbus, when he was struck by a truck, driven by Dean Holman, aged 16, employed by the Avenue market, resulted in the death early Friday morning, shortly after midnight, of John W. Coleman, Confederate veteran, aged about 70. Mr. Coleman died in a local sanitarium, where he was taken, soon after the accident occurred. Witnesses to the accident were Messrs. J. J., L. L. and F. M. South. They were in a car, going west on Columbus street, while the truck in charge of Holman was coming east. They saw the truck strike Mr. Coleman, as he was crossing from the north to the south side of Columbus, at Ninth, he being at the west side of the crossing. J. J. South said the truck was "going" at the time it struck Mr. Coleman. The latter was caught on the fender of the truck, Mr. South said, and was dragged, he estimates, about 75 feet. The driver of the car, according to Mr. South swerved his car--or the machine skidded--after Mr. Coleman was struck, and the truck swung between the curb and Mr. South's car, almost colliding with the latter's machine.
Mr. South declared that Holman was very much distressed about the accident, and offered instantly to do whatever he could to assist Mr. Coleman. The latter was taken to the sanitarium by the Messrs. South. It was found that his hip was shattered; a deep ugly cut above the left eye, through the sight, and the entire body, practically was covered with bruises.
Mr. Coleman, who belonged to Pat Cleburne camp, had been a resident of Texas for about 45 years, coming to Texas with the father of Mrs. Chester Storey of this city, F. W. Burk, 925 Washington street, with whom he resided. Mr. Coleman was a bachelor. He was accustomed to spend many of his evenings with his friend, Mr. Adams, at Eighth and Jefferson streets, and was, presumably, en route to the latter's home when he received the injuries that resulted in his death.
A wish had often been expressed by Mr. Coleman to be buried in the Confederate veterans' plot at Oakwood. He has three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Loyd, Mrs. Middlekauff, Charlestown, W. Va., and another sister who lives in Virginia. The body has been prepared for burial by Undertaker L. C. Puckett. It will be held until advices have been received from the sisters.


The funeral of Elmer Lee Stinson, East Waco boy, who was killed last Monday at Henrietta, took place Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Spring Street Baptist church. Interment was made at Greenwood cemetery, the body being laid beside that of his father.
It will be recalled that young Stinson who was in the employ of the Hutt Construction company at Henrietta, was killed while asleep. Elmer Lee is survived by his mother, two sisters and four brothers, who live at 1009 Spring street.


The body of Mrs. W. H. Wagley, who died in San Antonio, was transferred this morning by Undertaker L. C. Puckett from the Katy to the Cotton Belt, en route to Hubbard City, where interment will be made. The remains were accompanied by a sister of Mrs. Wagley, Mrs. O. Rayor of Austin, who was joined here by her daughter, Miss Frances Kinney, a boarding pupil in Sacred Heart academy, she and her mother going to Hubbard for the funeral.


Illness of two weeks resulted in the death at 7:45 Thursday night of Mrs. Minnie Miller, age 55, wife of O. J. Miller. She passed away at the family residence, 621 Herring avenue. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
The funeral of Mrs. Miller will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her son, Clarence Miller, corner Herring avenue and Fifth street. Rev. R. E. Goodrich, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. P. Havekost of Perry. Interment will be made at Oakwood.
The active pall bearers are: Fred Schuler, Arthur Wiebusch, Fred Pfaeffle, Walter Dietz, Alfred Stolte and Charles B. Schuler. Honorary: Dr. J. T. Harrington, John D. Mayfield, E. G. Lilly, J. E. Pritchett, A. Hicks, E. W. Hander, Richard Haug, R. F. Barnes, R. W. Davis and George Henjes.
Born in Ohio, Mrs. Miller came to Waco 45 years ago, and had been a resident of this city since that time. She was a member of the German Methodist Church, and was at all times most faithful, active and zealous in church work. She was a Christian of the exemplary type, one who made religion a living, breathing reality. It was her greatest delight to render service to others, and in this work she derived fullest measure of please (sic). Relief of the unfortunate and distressed and the doing of those things counseled by the Master engaged her attention in large degree. She was an ideal, a devoted wife and mother, one who made home a place of unalloyed happiness for her dear ones. Mrs. Miller was sincerely beloved by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Miller is survived by two sons and two daughters, Clarence and Charlie Miller; Mrs. Charlie Hoeister and Miss Alice Miller, Waco. There are also five sisters, Mrs. M. Wiebusch, Mrs. L. H. Stolte, Mrs. H. Dietz, and Mrs. J. W. Pfaeffle, Waco; Mrs. L. C. Pfaffenberger, Los Angeles. All of these have the tender sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

JANUARY 23, 1920


 William Toland, age 90 years, 7 months, and 3 days, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1920 at the home of his son, Dr. B.M. Toland, Mart,Texas.
His wife died just a few minutes more than 10 days prior to his home-going. The loss of his wife was a severe shock to the aged husband, whose condition was very feeble.
Funeral services are announced for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the family residence, conducted by Rev. J. Mayfield. Interment Mart cemetery.

Waco Daily Times-Herald January 24, 1920


Eli Ditto, aged 91, resident of China Springs since about 1850, died at his home this morning at 6 o'clock. He had been in ill lhealth for some time, old age being one of the causes of death. The Ditto place in 17 miles northwest of Waco.
The funeral of Mr. Ditto will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment to be made at the Ditto burying grounds, three and a half miles west of China Springs, the body to be taken there in the motor hearse of Undertaker L. C. Puckett.
Mr. Ditto was born in Alabama, but came to McLennan county a decade before the Civil war, locating at China Springs. So long as he was able he devoted his time to agricultural pursuits. He was among the most highly esteemed residents of the county.
Mrs. Ditto died four years ago. One son, Frank Ditto, living at China Springs, survives.


The remains of Mrs. Dora Stephens Kendrick of Hamlin, who died in a Fort Worth sanitarium Friday, arrived in Waco Saturday.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Mrs. Kendrick, aged 35 years, wife of Herbert V. Kendrick, leaves nine children, the eldest being 16 years of age. The deceased at one time lived in Moody.


Elbert Pearce, aged 47, died yesterday morning in a sanitarium at Wichita Falls, according to a telegram received by his sister here, Mrs. Henry Smith, 1900 Herring avenue. The body will be brought to Waco, and the funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Smith. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. Mr. Pearce, who was an attorney here, left Waco in July last. No details as to the cause of death have been received by his relatives. He was well known in this city, having many friends here.
Mr. Pearce is survived by two daughters, Misses Maurine and Thelma Pearce, Waco; his mother, Mrs. Mary Pearce, Waco; two brothers, A. G. Pearce, Dallas, and J. D. Pearce, Anniston, Ala., and the sister above named. These have the sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 25, 1920

With the death yesterday evening at 6 o'clock of Capt. T. K. Lillard, of the most interesting figures in this section passed away. His death occurred at his home, four miles on the Bosqueville road, the result of an illness of about two weeks. Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet.
     Captain Lillard was born in Meiggs county, Tenn., and came to Texas in 1859, settling in the Bosqueville neighborhood, where he has been ever since that time. He was a captain of troops in the Mexican war, an served again in the civil war. He has been a resident of the Bosqueville community for 61 years, and was one of the most honored and respected citizens of McLennan county.
     He is survived by five daughters, Mesdames M. T. Patrick, George Wallace, S. N. DeHay, and Jack Taylor all of Waco, and Mrs. H. T. Kennedy of Utopia.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 25, 1920

The funeral of Elbert Pearce, mention of whose death was made in yesterday's Times-Herald, he having passed away at Wichita Falls, last Friday, will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Henry Smith, 1900 Herring avenue. Rev. C. T. Caldwell officiating, with interment at Park Lawn.
The active pall bearers are: George H. Gay, R. A. Wilson, E. G. Lilly McCurtis Goins (note from typist-there were no commas but assume to be surnames Lilly and Goins?) Walton Taylor and B. H. Jones. Honorary: R. V. Mclain, J. T. Rogers, Joe Birkhead, P. A. Birkhead, W. H. Forrester, C. K. Melear, W. L. Eason and Mr. Williams.
DELAYED PERSONALS - related to above OBIT
Mrs. Mary A. Pearce, who has been the guest of relatives in Shawnee, Okla. has been called home by the death of her son, Albert Pearce. She was accompanied by her grand daughter, Mrs. A. H. Jacobs of Shawnee.

January 25, 1920

Rev. R. F. Brown, 1700 Lyle, has just returned from San Angelo where he was called to the bedside of his father, E. M. Brown, who passed away one hour before his arrival.
Mr. Brown's father had not been well for some three years, had traveled quite a good deal in search of health, having spent the summer in San Antonio. Two months ago in company with Mrs. Brown, he went to San Angelo, where the youngest son, J.E. Brown lives, and it was in his home that Mr. Brown spent his last days.
The funeral took place Friday afternoon, January 16, from the residence of J.E. Brown, Rev. H. E. Draper, pastor of the First Methodist Church in San Angelo, officiating. Mr. Brown having served in the civil war, a number of ex-confederate soldiers acted as active pall bearers. A large number of old friends attended the funeral.

January 26, 1920

     The funeral of Mrs. Dora Stephens Kendrick of Hamlin, who died Friday night at 8:30 o'clock in a sanitarium in Fort Worth, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of E. T. Genheimer at 2006 North Seventh street, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. R. G. Bowers, pastor of the Columbus Street Baptist church, officiating. The active pall bearers are: J. H. Thomas, Speegleville; Joe Mote, Lorena; P. H. Stanford, T. O. Maxwell, C. B. Connally and O.M. Weatherby, Waco. The honorary pall bearers are: John Ed Day, W. T. Cook, and Earl Isbell, Hamlin; C. D. Wright, Moody; W. H. Staton, Waco, and G.E. McCelvey, Temple.
      Mrs. Kendrick, who was 35 years old, is survived by her husband, Herbert V. Kendrick, nine children, six brothers, six sisters, and her father and mother. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stephens of Royaton, and her brothers and sisters are: J. H. Stephens, Clay Stephens, Chester Stephens, D.G. Stephens, Cliff Stephens, all of Royston; and C.L. Stephens of Moody; Mrs. G.T. Rector and Mrs. Sam Davis, Rotan; Mrs. C. G. Branham, Mrs. J. N. Connally, Mrs. W. H. McDowell and Mrs. Susie Diddle all of Moody.

Waco Times Herald
January 26, 1920

With the death of James Monroe Carroll, father of Mrs. J. H. Sturgis of this city, Monday afternoon at 1:20, another of the early residents of Texas passed away. He had been in ill health for a few weeks, and his death was not altogether unexpected. He died at the home of his daughter.
Mr. Carroll was born January 17, 1840, in Shady Grove, Ga. His early life was spent there, and at the opening of the Civil war he enlisted from Georgia, becoming a sharpshooter. He served valiantly throughout the war, and was in the battle of Chicamauga, and in both battles of Murfreesboro.
After the war he removed to Texas, settling in Meridian, where he began the practice of pharmacy, and operated a drug store. He came to Waco in 1877, and has been here ever since, except for the time he spent in Gatesville, where he conducted a hardware business. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was one of the most revered and respected citizens of the city. All knew him as one who was always loving and kind, and possessed of those attributes that cause one to be loved by all.
Mr. Carroll is survived by only two children, Mrs. J. H. Sturgis of Waco and Will Carroll of Dallas.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the J. H. Sturgis residence, 1316 Washington street, Rev. C. T. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The following will be the active pall bearers: J.W. Baker, W.H. Cockcroft, W.S. Gillespie, Dr. Frank Forman, B.R. Mason and Richard Jurney.

Waco Daily Times Herald
January 26, 1920

The funeral of T. K. Lillard, who died Saturday on the Bosqueville road at the age of 88 years, was held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Methodist church at Bosqueville. Rev Robert E. Goodrich, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist Church, and Rev T. J. Sorrels, of the Bosqueville Methodist Church conducted the ceremony and interment was made in the cemetery at Bosqueville.

January 26, 1920

P. A. Birkhead, for the past thirty years a resident of Waco, died at 10:40 o'clock Sunday night in the home of his brother, J. A. Birkhead, 2201 North Fifth. Mr. Birkhead was 66 years old and until he retired from active business life a few years ago ws engaged in the manufaturing business. Death came to this well known citizen of waco after an illness of about ten days.
Surviving Mr. Birkhead are his stemother, Mrs. W. W. Birkhead, of San Rita, N. M.; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Whitley of Temple, and three brothers, J. A. Birkhead of Waco, W. H. Birkhead of San Antonio.
The funeral will take place Monday afternoon form the residence on North Fifth, Dr. W. E. Hall of Hallsburg, officiating, with interment at Oakwood. Active pallbearers are J. B. Cotton, C. K. Melear, W. G. Carlisle, Ed Williamson, Frank Fitzpatrick, T. F. Bryan, Dr. J. A. Lovelace, E. T. Sharp and Dr. E. B. Bell.

Death took little Christina Turpin, aged 7 years, for the last four years in the Methodist orphanage on Herring avenue, at 9 o'clock Sunday night. Two sisters and one brother, all of the same orphanage, survive Christina.
Rev. Thompson of the Herring Avenue Methodist church officiated at the funeral services, which took place Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the chapel of Undertaker F. M. Compton, and terment was made at Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. F. S. Marrs, aged 67 years, died at 1705 Webster street Sunday night at 11 o'clock from pneumonia. The deceased was a Waco resident for 20 years and is survived by one son, Fred S. Marr of Waco.
The funeral of Mrs. Marrs will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock from Undertake F. M. Compton's chapel, with Rev. Robert E. Goodrich officiating. Burial will be made in Park Lawn cemetery.

Mrs. Rosa Lee Hargis, aged 40, wife of C. R. Hargis, 707 South Tenth street, died Sunday night, and funeral services took place from the chapel of Undertaker F. M. Compton at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Nevel officiating. The remains were interred at Park Lawn.
Surviving Mrs. Hargis are her husband, C. R. Hargis, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wright, and three daughters, Mesdames R. M. Dupree and L. T. Dupree and Miss Ora Lee Pike, all of Waco.

Edward Kuhn, a resident of Waco for many years, died in a local sanitarium at 4 o'clock Sunday morning in his sixty-third year. Mr. Kuhn was an employee of the Independent Market.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, and Undertaker F. M. Compton is holding the body until a son of the deceased arrives from Trinidad, Colorado.
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