McLennan County, Texas
January 1924

JANUARY 1, 1924


Mrs. Ruth Maynard, 31, wife of J.  P. Maynard died at 7:30 Monday morning at her home near Lorena. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Methodist church at China Springs, Rev. E.E. White officiating. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Sewell of Erath, four brothers, Jay Sewell of McAllen, Harry Sewell of Erath, Roy Sewell of El Paso, and William Sewell of Waco.

Waco News Tribune
January 2, 1924


The only great-grandchild of C. S. (Uncle Charley) Eichelberger, Waco pioneer, died at Baptist sanitarium Tuesday night. The child, Jack Eichelberger, was the 1-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Eichelberger.
The funeral will be from the residence of the childs grandfather, W. A. Eichelberger, 511 North Twenty-second street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J.W. Kerns officiating, interment at Park Lawn.


Mrs. W. P. Coonce, mother of Mrs. A. D. Stonehocker, 2504 North Fifteenth street, died December 30, in Mt. Vernon, New York according to news recieved by Mrs. Stonehocker yesterday. Burial will be held at Mt. Vernon today, where Mrs. Coonce lived with her son W. T. Coonce.


Ed Grider, former well known resident of Waco, died in Globe Ariz., Dec. 27, information coming to Waco yesterday , said Mr. Grider who was about 50 years old died suddenly.
He was connected for several years with the Provident National Bank. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Grider, who were pioneer residents here. He had had a successful business career in Globe. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Gladys Grider, Los Angeles, Cal., three sisters, Miss Norma Grider, Los Angelas, Calif., Mrs. E. E. Joiner and Mrs. Clifford Bruce, Memphis, Tenn.


The body of Mrs. J. P. Maynard will lie in state at Compton's funeral home until 11 o'clock this morning after which it will be taken to China Springs where funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church, Rev. E. E. White officiating. Active pallbearers will be W. M. Maynard, Richard Maynard, Riley Lillard, Lyle De Hay, Dow De Hay, Bob Fetzer.
Honarary pallbearers are: G. W. Griffis, W. E. Smith, W. S. Wilson, W. T. Broiles, D. L. Bowers, W. C. Allen of Lorena, Walton D. Taylor, Giles P. Lester, J. P. Alexander of Waco, Carl De Hay, Joe Lindsay, Tom Rogers of China Springs.


Mrs. Martha M. Worsham, aged 64, died Tuesday morning at her residence, 2008 Alexander street. She had lived in Waco 37 years, and is survived by her husband, J. E. Worsham, two sons C. G. of Fort Worth, and L. A. of Tampico, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Short of Waco, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Williams, Speegleville, and Mrs. T. P. Moore, Chickasha, Okla., one brother, C. A. Young of Wichita Falls, Rev. H. B. Watts will officiate. The funeral will be from the residence at 3 p.m. today, burial at Park Lawn cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Mr. T. E. Haney, Waco, Mr. W. H. Price, Mr. A. H. Short, Mr. Frank Roberts, Mr. Chas. Rhodes, Mr. Blackburn McLaughlin.

Mart Daily Herald
January 7, 1924


The funeral of Mrs. Salena Lands, 54, who died at the home of her brother, Joe Stone, west of town, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon was held Sunday afternoon at the Mart Cemetery.


The funeral of J. D. Potts whose death occurred Thursday morning was held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence of his cousin H. O. Potts near Victoria. The body was carried by hearse Monday to Grandview, where interment occured during the afternoon.

Waco News Tribune
January 12, 1924


Mrs. Nancy Usher, 93, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Parrish, near Leggett in Polk County. She died on her ninety-third birthday.
Funeral services will be held today. George Usher, a son here, recieved news of her death. Mrs. Usher was born in Macon county, Ala., coming to Texas in 1861, locating in Polk county, where she had lived 61 years. There were many Indians in that section of Texas at that time. Mrs. Usher had been a memberof the Methodist church about 75 years. Besides the children mentioned, Mrs. Usher is survived by another son and daughter, Robert H. Usher, Harlingen, and Mrs. Emma J. Waldrop of Electra.


Mrs. Fannie N. Copeland, 77, died Wednesday at noon at her home, 1508 McFerrin avenue. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Laun, Ardmore, Okla., and two sons, W. G. and J. M. of Waco. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday with interment at Greenwood. The Puckett Undertaking company has charge of the remains.


Funeral services of Jack Eichelberger, 18 months old, were held Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Eichelberger, 511 North Twenty-second street. Rev. J. W. Kerns officiated and burial was at Park Lawn Cemetery.


Mrs. M. D. Stonehocker of 2504 North Fifteenth street has had news of the death of her mother, Mrs. W. P. Coonce, who died Dec. 30.  Mrs. Coonce formerly lived here, leaving Waco about 23 years ago. Burial took place in Mount Vernon, N. Y. where Mrs. Coonce died. Mrs. Coonce is also survived by one son, and two daughters.


Mrs. Amelia Oliver, 79, died Wednesday morning, one mile beyond the city limits on the Robinson road.
Funeral services will take place this morning at 10:30 at the Compton Funeral Home, Rev. C. E. Poe officiating, burial to be in First Street cemetery. She is survived by one son, E. L. Oliver.

Waco News Tribune
January 04, 1924


Widow of Prominent Waco Physician to be buried at Waco Friday Mrs. Emma J. Wilkes, 74, died at her home, 406 North Eleventh, Thursday morning at 7:50. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3:30 from the residence, and interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. R. G. Bowers officiating.
Active pallbearers are: T. O. Glover, John K. Strecker, W. H. Daily, T. A. Hooks, Horace Smith, Charles Perry, Harry Wheeler and Dan Morgan. Mrs. Wilkes is survived by two children, Mrs. E. K. Brooke, New York, and Chester Wilkes, Galveston; and one sister, Mrs. B.B. Curden, Miami, Fla. Mrs. Wilkes had been resident of Waco for over 40 years and during that time had endured herself to countless hundreds. She was the widow of the late Dr. W. W. Wilkes, prominent Waco physician.

Waco News Tribune
January 05, 1924


The body of Emile Hirschfelder, 53, who died in Dallas Thursday afternoon will be shipped via Katy to Waco tonight, and will be taken by the Puckett Undertaking company to the residence of his mother, Mrs. R. Hirschfelder, 1206 Washington, Mr. Hirschfelder died after an illness of only a few days.
He is survived by his wife and mother, two brothers, J. E. and M. L. Hirschfelder, and two sisters, Mrs. Dan Wise and Mrs. Morris Landman of Waco. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from 1206 Washington, Dr. W. Macht officiating, interment at the Hebrew Rest.
Active pallbearers: J. W. Cotton, E. L. Washman, Paul Gunther, of Dallas; J. L. Davidson, M. D. Naman and L. L. Efron of Waco.
Honorary: John Dollins, George Robinson, A. S. Sanger, J. W. Strauis, Joe Haber, and J. C. Hooper of Waco; George Hill, Jack Gunther, and Joe Block of Dallas.


Mrs. Mary E. Dunn, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Fritts, 1222 Columbus Avenue, Friday morning at 3:45. The body will be shipped to Ladonia, by Compton's where burial will take place. Mrs. Dunn has been a resident of Texas for the past 25 years, and an active member of the W.C.T.U. in temperance work. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Julia Fritts, two sons- Gordon Dunn, Birmingham, Ala., and Rev. H. W. Dunn, Baptist minister at Ladonia, and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Covington of Cartersville, Ga.


Miss Evelyn Waddell, daughter of E. A. Waddell, 1604 South Fifth, died in a local sanitarium, Friday afternoon, following a sudden attack of appendicitis. She is survived by one sister, Lucy, and one brother, Tom.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Waco News Tribune
January 06, 1924


A resident of Ocee for 37 years and widely known in this section, J. Bun Brown died Saturday at noon at Ocee. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 this afternoon at the residence, burial to be at Crawford, the body to be taken there in the Compton motor hearse.
Mr. Brown was born in Mississippi and had been a resident of Texas for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, and six children: Mrs. R. W. McCollum, Mrs. D. M. Farr, Miss Willie Brown, Ross Brown, Ocee; Mrs. E. A. Kicks and Mrs. Jim Herrick, Waco. A sister, Mrs. William Clark, lives in Mississippi.
Pallbearers for the funeral have been announced as follows: Jim Herrick, E. A. Hicks, D. M. Farr, R. W. McCollom, Joe Tate, Charley Tate.


Funeral services of Miss Evelyn Waddell, who died Friday afternoon, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 1604 South Fifth street, Rev. W.W. Melton officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Frank Merrywether, Robert Watson, Vivian Aerl, Ronny Strickland, Cecil Matthews and Donald Watson. Miss Waddell was born in Austin, but had lived in Waco practically all her life. She was the daughter of G.A. Waddell. She is survived by her father, one sister and a brother, Miss Lacy Waddell, Waco and John Waddell, Los Angeles.


Mrs. Mollie Trotter, 69, of 729 North Thirteenth street, died at 11:40 Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Compton's funeral home, conducted by Rev. J. W. Kerns, pastor of Central Christian Church. Burial will be in ParkLawn. Pallbearers will be: J. A. Stribling, Dave Meers, Rabe Wilson, Roy Wilson, T. D. Sedberry and L.A. Skipworth.
Mrs. Trotter is survived by her husband, Wilson Trotter, three sons and four daughters, Harvey A. Trotter, Houston; L. J. and Wilson Trotter Jr., Fort Smith, Ark.; Mrs. A. O'Connell, Mrs. T. D. Armstrong, and Mrs. C. H. Cisco, Waco, and Mrs. W. H. Meers, Stamford. She also has four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Turner Perry, Mrs. Dennie Hogwood, and Mrs. Sirena Taylor, Belton; Mrs. C. E. Fogg Dallas; J. C. Parnell, Albany, Texas.  She was a native of Alabama and had lived in Waco 25 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church and was very active.

Waco News Tribune
January 11, 1924


Mrs. Emma H. Harris, 928 South Nineteenth street, died Thursday morning at 12:15 o'clock, aged 53 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Harris of Waco; a sister, Mrs. Edna Ripley, Waco; a brother, A. H. Edam of Oklahoma City. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 3:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of Clay Avenue Methodist church, officiating, burial to be at Oakwood Cemetery.


H. C. Allison, 38, died Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at his home, 618 South Ninth Street, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held this morning at 10:30 o'clock from the family residence, Rev. O.O. Odom, pastor of Elm Avenue Methodist church officiating. Burial will be at Park Lawn cemetery.
Mr. Allison is survived by his widow; two daughters and one son; Mrs. Jack Gowdy, Fort Worth; Mrs. L. A. Johnson and Hamilton Allison, Waco. He also has four brothers: Oat Allison, Taylor; Ed Allison, Moody; Saxie Allison, Cameron; and Fazier Allison, Waldo, Ark.


After Long Residence at Waxahachie had lived 5 years with daughter here

Mrs. S. M. Lockland, 89, died at 5:15 o'clock, Thursday morning at 1108 Speight avenue, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. J. Bozeman.  Besides the daughter mentioned, Mrs. Lockland is survived by another daughter, Mrs. A.C. Marchbank, Waxahachie; five sons, W. H. Schelhagen, Fort Worth; Sam Lockland, Denver, Colo.; R. J. Lockland, Fort Worth; S. C. Lockland, Lometa; N. B. Lockland, Mobile, Ala.  Mrs. Lockland had been a resident of Waco five years and had lived in Waxahachie 48 years before coming here.
Funeral services were held at 1108 Speight Avenue at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. W.W. Melton, pastor of Seventh and James Street Baptist Church, officiating, and burial was at Waxahachie, Thursday evening, where the body was taken by Compton Undertaking Company.

Waco News Tribune
January 12, 1924


Founder of Drug Store Now Hardin-Kelly's, and at Time of Death Sec.-Treas at Behren's

H. C. Risher, secretary-treasurer of the Behrens Drug , wholesale and retail druggist in Waco for over 30 years, died at 6 o'clock Friday evening at his residence, 700 North Twelfth street, after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Risher had for many years been prominent in Waco social life, as well as in business having been king of the Texas Cotton Palace in 1920. He was at one time vice president of the National Druggists Association. He was a lifelong member at St. Paul's Episcopal church, and had served some time as vestryman.
Mr. Risher was born in 1865 at Austin, coming to Waco at the age of 20 years, about 1875. The H.C. Risher Drug company, which he founded, later became the Powers-Kelly company, and is now still at the same place under the name Hardin-Kelly.
He became secretary-treasurer of the Behrens Drug Company in 1909. Mr. Risher was married in 1890 to Miss Agnes Peel of Montgomery, Texas, who was a student at the old Waco University.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Cartwright and Miss Katherine Risher and two sisters, Mrs. William M. Sleeper of Waco and Sister Mary Isabel of a convent at Deming, N.M.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from St. Paul's Episcopal church, the hour to be given later.


Mrs. Eva Barton, 36, wife of W. D. Barton, head of the Dyanshine Company at Waco, died Friday morning at 9 o'clock in a local sanitarium, after a short illness.
Mrs. Barton, who was a native of Texas, was born in Falls County, near Mooreville. In Waco she was widely known and numbered her friends by hundreds. She was an active member of the Baptist church.
Besides her husband, W. D. Barton, her mother, Mrs. Frances Maxey, Waco; a brother C. N. Maxey of Waco; and a sister, Mrs. J. R. Gurley, Fort Worth survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The honorary pallbearers are William F. Neale, E. O. Barton, R. K. Barton, Curtis Maxey, Dr. G. R. Foscue, Dr. W. L. Croshwait, Dr. Frank Stanislaw, Fred Spencer, L. R. Morris, Bartlett, TX; Abb Maxey, Mart, Texas; Leo Baker, Fort Worth; D.P. Wallace, John McNamara, E. Woodward, Dr. O. T. Christoffer, Arthur Crow, E. T. Genheimer, E. W. Provence, Einis D. Wilkiner, T. J. Dromgoole, W. L. Dugger, J. R. Nalley, Dr. W. N. Miner, Davis Stribling, and W. N. Crisler, E.C. Geiser, C.E. Elikins, Earnest Fannin, Marlin, Texas; Joe Wells, Dallas; Joe Dawson, Dallas; J.Q. Earle, Marlin; D.J. Wilkirson, Eddy; J. P. Wilkirson, Eddy; Lee Hanna, John Nowakowsky, John Kelly, Gus Wilingham, C. A. Kelly, W. J. Neale, Q. T. Kincannon, S. J. McGlasson, John D. Maxey, Lorena, Texas; Steve Maxey, Chilton, Texas; J.B. Doran, Jack Malone, Marlin; J. R. Lockhard, Hillsboro; J.M. Penland, J. H. Lockwood, Flay Casey, G. C. Slade, George Morse, Dr. S.P. Rice, Marlin,Texas.

Waco News Tribune
January 13, 1924


There were many present Saturday afternoon at the funeral exercises of Mrs. Eva Barton, who died Friday morning in a local sanitarium. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 2616 Colcord avenue, Rev. J. M. Dawson, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery.
There were many beauriful floral tributes, and Rev. J.M. Dawson spoke in high terms of the life and work of Mrs. Barton.
Mrs. Barton's married life was filled with the romance which comes of being the mate of a man who is destined to succeed in an original and specific way. And all of the varied experiences which come along the devious paths accompanying such a route were gladly shared by her. Whether fortune smiled or temporary disaster clouded the day Mrs. Barton played the game of life with undismayed courage, even supplying at times the waning courage of her inventive husband when his ambition for particular success seemed to heavy to call upon the woman he loved.
It was not given to the wives of all successful men the privelage of actual participation in the industrial achievements of a husband's dream, but to Mrs. Barton belonged the peculiar joy of working side by side with him in the following up of their dreams. Mr. Barton's industrial contribution to the world was therefore a happy duet and no mere lonely solo.
Mrs Barton was possessed of a sympathetic intuition of suffering or need in those who clasped her hand and whether the momentary encounter called for spiritual or temporal compassion, the divergence of the way always bore testimony to her gracious willingness and abundant ability to have met the recent challenge. As a daughter in Falls County, she brought sunshine into a mother's tumultous days, as a bride she brought hope into an inventive husband's ambitious search, as a friend she brought cheer into countless women's and children and knotty problems, as a wife of 19 years ever-changing experiences she brought continual pride into her now world recognized husband's happy days of splendid achievement.


John Jank and wife of this city are in reciept of news of the death of Mrs. O.J. Jank, aged 23, wife of their son, O.J. Jank, who died in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was buried beside her father. Besides her husband, Mrs. Jank is survived by her mother, Mrs. L. Lange, and a brother, William Lange.


At 2 o'clock this afternoon, at St. Paul's Episcopal church, will occur funeral exercises of H. C. Risher, who died Friday evening at 6 o'clock at his home, 700 North Twelfth street.
News of the death of Mr. Risher came as a great shock to hundreds of friends in this city and section Saturday morning. Few men in Waco or Central Texas were more widely known or more generally esteemed, and the community had not realized that Mr. Rishers condition was so critical.
Services will be conducted by Dr. W.P. Witsell and Bishop George H. Kinsolving, the latter of Austin. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Pallbearers will be:
Active: C. A. Boynton, J. R. Milam, O. L. Stribling, Dr. J. W. Hale, R. L. Cartwright, E. E. Kavanaugh, Dero Wood, W.W. Woodson.
Honarary: E. Rotan, Allan Sanford, W. H. McCullough, C. L. Johnson, Dr. W. R. Clifton, Judge M. Surratt, Dr. G. B. Foscue, Tom Padgitt, Dr. H. C. Black, C. A. Storey, L. A. Potter, J. B. Hopkins, H. W. Carver, S. E. Deeley, W. J. Neale, J. M. Penland, R. T. Dennis, Ed Carter, John Sleeper, C. A. Kelley, Edgar Witt, M. A. Cooper, George Willis, Frank Wells, Dr. S. P. Brooks, W. B. Morrison, Dr. Carl Lovelace, Dr. H. M. Lanham, C. E. Gooch, Frank Trau, George Jones, Dr. W. O. Wilkes, O. K. Stetler, Dr. J. R. Ferrell, C. L. Brodkenbrough, J. L. Spurlin Sr., W. H. Cousins of Dallas, R.J. Bynum of New Orleans, Dr. Ralph Steiner of Austin, B. B. Gilmer of Houston, W. E. Griner of Dallas, Charles Spaulding of Austin, Albert Kronkrosky of San Antonio, R. L. Henry of Houston, William Schumacher of Columbus Ohio.

The body of Bishop Edward A. Temple reached Waco from Amarillo shortly after noon on the M-K-T railroad Saturday and was taken by Undertaker L. C. Puckett to the home of Mrs. Temple's father, J. T. Davis, 1401 Washington Avenue, the funeral services to be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from St. Paul's Episcopal church. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery. Services were held at Amarillo Friday afternoon.
Services at Waco will be conducted by Rt. Rev. G. H. Kinsolving, bishop of the diocese of Texas, assisted by Rt. Rev. A. C. Garrett of Dallas, presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church, and Dr. W. P. Wittsell, rector of St. Paul's church, Waco.
Pallbearers will be: C. L. Johnson, J. L. Brockenbrough, George Willig, C. A. Boynton, Judge William Sleeper, Ben G. Kendall, Walter G. Lacy, Coman Shear, W. E. Darden, E. W. Marshall of Waco, and Randolph Fairfax Crow of Houston. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Waco News Tribune
January 14, 1924


Funeral services of E.A. Grice, who for many years had been a prominent church worker and land owner of Dawson, were held Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of Dawson.
Mr. Grice was a native of Mississippi, having made the journey from Mississippi to Texas in 1870. He was well known as a singer and for his work in the advancement for his community.

Waco News Tribune
January 15, 1924


Nelta Mae Collier, 2 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Collier, died Monday morning at 12:10 o'clock in a local sanitarium, tonsilitis being the cause.
The body was taken Monday to Malone in the Puckett motor hearse, where burial took place.


Mart, Jan. 14. --Louetta Oliver, 8, on a visit to her parents, George Oliver and wife, at Big Hill, 15 miles southeast of this city, was fatally burned Sunday morning. She was brought to Mart for medical treatment, death occurring at 3 o'clock Monday morning.
The little girl had just gotten from her bed Sunday morning and was standing in front of an open fire place when her new flannelette night gown caught fire and was in a blaze all over in a moment. She ran to her parents who stripped off the blazing garmet. She was burned all over her body, and most of the hair singed from her head.  Both parents suffered severe burns to their hands.
The little girl was buried in Mart Monday afternoon.
She had been living with her grandmother, Mrs. A. J. Oliver, in Mart and was going to school here.
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