McLennan County, Texas
January 1927


JANUARY 07, 1927


Waco News-Tribune, Jan 7-- Dr. John L. Burgess, 45 years of age, died suddenly at his home, 1724 Austin avenue, yesterday morning at 2:30 o'clock.
The funeral service will take place tomorrow morning at ten o'clock at the family residence, and interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. C.T. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. W.P. Witsell, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will conduct the funeral service.

The active pallbearers will be Drs. H.F. Connally, H.C. Black, J.W. Hale, Carl Lovelace,

H. R. Dudgeon, H. M. Lanham, R.J. Alexander and J.W. Gidney of West. The honorary
Pallbearers are: Drs. C.M. Davis, W.R. Clifton, J.M. Witt and A.R. Craven of Waco; Drs. S.P. Rice and B.F. Sewall of Marlin; Dr. D.M. Jordan, Oglesby; Judge W. M. Sleeper, J.W. Mann, T.C. Westbrook, J.L. Davis, W.W. Davis, J. T. Hattison, B.G. Kendall, W.H. McCullough, D. Gurley, H. C. Risher, J.J. Powers, W.H. Pool, C.W. Beaty and G. F. Henjes.

Dr. Burgess is survived by his widow and one son. He also had two sisters, Mrs. C.N. Whitlow and Mrs. Cora Stovall, both of Jackson, Tenn.

Although he had been in ill health for some time on account of a heart affection he was able to keep up his practice until his death. The attack from which he died came at 11 o'clock Wednesday night, and it was only a few hours until death followed.

Dr. Burgess was born in Denmark, Tenn., and has been a resident of Waco for 21 years. During this time he became one of the leading medical men of the state. He was for some years a member of the American College of Surgeons.


JANUARY 12, 1927


Friends of  Jay Sewell sympathize with him in the loss of his father, Dr. A.J. Sewell, who died at his home in McGregor Tuesday night. Mr. Sewell had come home to Mart Tuesday afternoon, but returned to McGregor early Wednesday morning. The funeral was expected to be held during the afternoon or on Thursday. Dr. Sewell was mayor of his home city for many years, and made many friends in Mart upon the occasion of his visits here in former d


JANUARY 17, 1927



 Mrs. R.M. Mayfield, age 59, mother of S.A. Gibbs of Mart, died at the latter's home on Limestone Ave. Sunday night, just a few minutes after returning from the service at the Baptist Church. She was a consistent member of the Christian church and had been subject to heart trouble. Leakage of the heart is ascribed as the cause of her death.

The body was shipped on the afternoon train for interment at Blum, Texas, the old home town of the family.

She is survived by three children: S.A. Gibbs of Mart, Jim Gibbs, Cleburne, and Mrs. M.C. Huff of Blum, who have the sympathy of all their friends.


Friends of Mrs. E.L. Finger and family sympathize in the death of her father, J.C. Higgins, age 76, whose death occurred at Prairie Hill this morning. Mrs. Finger came on the noon train via Mart, for Prairie Hill, where her father died in the home of her sister, Mrs. J. O. Holton.


 Charles Raymond Mortimer, age 2 mos. and 10 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Mortimer of Mart, died at a sanatarium [sic] in Waco at 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, following an operation for a serious affection of the throat glands.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor A. L. Leake Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at the Baptist church, Interment Mart Cemetery. The sympathy of their many friends goes out to the bereaved young parents and relatives.

C.E. Mortimer, wife and two sons, of Smithville, and Mrs. Clara Dominy of Palestine, sister of Mr. Mortimer, attended the funeral of their brother's baby.

A number of Mr. Mortimer's comrades of the I. & G. N. shop crafts laid off to attend the funeral and express their sympathy in addition to their handsome floral offering.
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