McLennan County, Texas
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 5, 1937
DEATH CLAIMS PIONEER MART CITZEN
Mrs. J.D. Pearce, 90, pioneer citizen of the Mart community, passed away early Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.E. Valentine, near Mart. Mrs. Pearce was born June 10, 1846, at Cave Springs, Ga., and united with the First Baptist church of Cave Springs when she was 11 years of age. On Oct. 17, 1867, she was married to J. D. Pearce at Cave Springs and they lived happily, together for 61 years, until death severed their union in 1929, when the husband passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Pearce reared a fine family of children, seven of whom are surviving, and contributed much to this community. They came to Texas from Georgia about fifty years ago and participated in the events of this county which led in its progress. Mrs. Pearce was a consistent Christian, working actively in the church until physical weakness prevented, and her fine husband, whose memory is revered by those who knew and loved him was also active in the church, being a Mart Baptist deacon for many years. For the past few years Mrs. Pearce had made her home with her daughters, living quietly and serenely and enjoying contacts with her friends and her family.
Funeral services are announced for 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Mart Baptist church with Rev. Frank Cheavens, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. L. Walker, former Mart pastor of deceased and now chaplain of the Baptist sanitarium, Waco. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, where the bodies of her husband and other members of the family rest. E. P Little-page in charge of funeral arrangements.
Surviving children include: Joe Pearce and Mrs. W. E. Valentine, Mart; Mrs. F. D. Eason, Lamesa; Mrs. A. A. Brooks, Palestine; Mrs. Curtis Goins, Waco, and Mrs. W. 0. Ingram and Ernest Pearce of Houston. Twenty-one grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild also survive.
Friends of Mrs. C.R. Bennett are sympathetic in the loss of her mother, Mrs. S.M. Pace, whose death occurred at 10 p.m. Monday at her home in East Waco. The funeral is expected some time Wednesday, the exact hour not set, pending word from a son who lives in Florida.
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 6, 1937
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Emma Jane Pace of Waco, mother of Mrs. C. R. Bennett of Mart, are scheduled for Friday, at 10 a.m. from the Calvary Baptist church, Waco, Mrs. Pace's death came Monday night and funeral services have been delayed awaiting arrival of a son, V. H. Pace of St. Petersburg, Fla.. Rev. A. J. Holt, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, will be in charge of the services. The body will be taken Friday to Walnut Springs for burial, but until the hour of the funeral will lie in state at the family residence, 604 Turner St., Waco. Mart friends of the Bennett family are sympathetic with them in their loss. Mrs. Pace had often visited in Mart and had made many friends here who join the family in mourning her passing.
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 7, 1937
Death claimed one of Mart's most beloved citizens when Nicholas Pierce Gillespie,73, passed away at his home, 115 South Carpenter street at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Gillespie had been a citizen of Mart since 1902, coming here from the Riesel community. He was active in the civic and social interests of the town until advancing age, and ill health forced him to transfer his obligations to others. During the years he lived here he served capably as a member of the city commission and also of the school board, always putting the interests and welfare of the community first. For the past 15 years Mr. Gillespie had been connected with the Central Texas Oil Co. and was considered one of the company's most valued employees.
Deceased was born Jan. 7, 1864, at Chapel Hill, Texas. He was married on May 5, 1882, to Miss Alice Caddell at Batesville, Texas. Together they met life's trials and triumphs and made a splendid Christian home in which to rear their family of six children, two of whom have preceded their father in death. Mr. Gillespie was a son of the late Col. C. C. Gillespie, one of the first editors of the Houston Post and of the Texas Christian Advocate.
Early in life he joined the Christian church, and throughout his lifetime was a consecrated Christian, serving his Master faithfully. The deceased was an honored member of the Mart Masonic lodge, having served as master of the lodge and as a high priest of the Royal Arch chapter, and was a Knights Templar.
Funeral services are announced for Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mart Methodist church with Rev. Hubert C. Smith, pastor in charge. He will be assisted by Rev. Wm. A. Cockerell, pastor of the Mart Baptist church. Following the services at the church, the Masonic lodge will be in charge at the Mart cemetery and deceased will be accorded Masonic burial honors.
Pall bearers include Will H. Schneider, H. E. Keys; Claude C. Beard, W. R, Jones, A; T. Stansell and Emmette Johnson. E. P. Littlepage, funeral director in charge. Surviving Mr. Gillespie are his wife and four children, Ira N. Gillespie, Longview; E. E. and B. M. Gillespie, Mart, and Mrs. C. C. Culbreath of El Paso. Four grandchildren also survive, as do a host of friends and other relatives who mourn the passing of this good man.
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 8, 1937
Friends of Miss Mabel and Clayton Clark are sympathetic with them in the loss of their grandfather, T.M. Coon Sr., age 78, whose death occurred at his home near Moody Wednesday. They attended the funeral Thursday, accompanied by their father, J.W. Clark.
JANUARY 25, 1937
MART DAILY HERALD
Funeral services were held Monday morning at l0:30 o'clock from the Mart Methodist church for James Clemon Read age 77, who passed away from a heart attack Sunday, Jan. 24, at 6 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. McDaniel, Mart route 2. Rev. Hubert C. Smith, pastor, officiated, paying sincere tribute to the life of this good man who was a pioneer citizen of the Mart-Ben Hur community, having made his home in this section for forty years.
Mr. Read was born Feb. 3, 1859, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., and was married there in 1881to Miss Callie Bullock, who preceded him in death in 1928. With his family he moved to Texas 45 years ago, settling in Ellis county where lie resided six years before moving to this community. He had an integral part in the upbuilding of the Mart and Ben Hur communities, and was active in the work of the Methodist church, of which he was a member. In the many years in which Mr. Read made his home here he gained a wide circle of friends who are sympathetic with the family in his passing. Six children survive their father, one child, T. H. Read having died Jan. 23, 1918. They are R. L. Read, Houston; R A Read, D. H. Read, A. C. Read and Mrs. C. A. McDaniel of Ben Hur, and G. W. Read of Mart. A brother, Lee Read of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren are also surviving.
Interment was made in the Mart cemetery, with six grandsons of the deceased serving as pallbearers. E.P. Littlepage of Mart was in charge of the funeral.
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 27, 1937
Joseph Edward Teer, age 63, died at his home on Ross avenue, Mart, at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 1937, following a severe attack of influenza and resulting heart complications. He had been ill only a short time, and his parsing was shock to his many friends here who did not realize the seriousness of his illness.
Deceased was born Sept. 27, 1873, in Drew county; Arkansas, and moved to Mart with his family when he was 11 years of age. He made his home here continuously for the remainder of his life, and for the past quarter century he was superintendent of the city water service. In 1907 he was married to Miss Lenora Suttle, who preceded him in death about eight years ago. Surviving relatives include his daughter, Mrs. Jim Lee Frazelle, Mart, and four brothers and sisters, Charles A. Teer, Mart; John Teer, Ardmore, Okla.; Mrs. J. T. Suttle and Mrs. Jim Eskew, Mart. Two grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives are also left to mourn the passing of this good man. In his years of work as an employee of the city, Mr. Teer made many friends, and he was recognized as a valuable employee and a splendid citizen of the community. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Mart Baptist church. with Rev. Frank Cheavens, pastor officiating.
Interment will be in Mart cemetery. Littlepage in charge of burial arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pechacak attended the funeral of J.E. Glaze of Waco, former resident of this community and a respected citizen. The people of this community extend their heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Interment was in White Rock cemetery.
Mart Daily Herald
January 27, 1937
Joe Teer Succombs to Illness Wednesday
Citizen of Mart for over half a Century will be buried Thursday
Joseph Edward Terr, age 63, died at his home on Ross Avenue, Mart, at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 1937, following a severe attack of influenza and resulting in heart complications. He had been ill only a short time, and his passing away was a shock to his many friends here who did not realize the seriousness of his illness.
Deceased was botn Sept. 27, 1873, in Drew County, Arkansas, and moved to Mart with his family when he was 11 years of age. He made his home here continuously for the remainder of his life, and for the past quarter century he was superintendent of the city water service. In 1907 he was married to Miss Lenora Suttle, who preceded him in death about eight years ago.
Survivning relatives include his daughter, Mrs. Jim Lee Frazelle, Mart, and four brothers and sisters, Charles A. Teer, Mart; John Teer, Ardmore, Okla.; Mrs. J. T. Suttle and Mrs. Jim Eskew, Mart. Two grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives are left to mourn the passing of this good man. In his years of work as an employee of the city, Mr. Teer made many friends, and he was recognized as a valuable employee and a splendid citizen of the city.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Mart Baptist Church, with Rev. Frank Cheavens, pastor officiating.
Interment will be in Mart Cemetery, Littlepage in charge of burial arrangements.
MART DAILY HERALD
JANUARY 29, 1937
Out of town relatives here Thursday to attend the funeral of Joe E. Teer included his brother, J.W. Teer, Ardmore, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. John Teer and Mrs. B. I. Hall and daughter, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest West, Bosqueville, and Rev. and Mrs. H.C. Suttle of Kemp. Funeral services were held at the Mart Baptist church at 2 o'clock with many friends present to pay tribute to deceased, one of Mart's pioneer citizens, who passed away Wednesday at his home on Ross Ave.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Goodman and Mrs. J.G. Goodman were called to Cisco today by the death of the latter's son-in-law, A.W. Jordan. Other members of the family will join them there for the funeral scheduled for next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Muldrow and his brother, Sam Muldrow, attended the funeral at Hamilton, Texas, last Monday of their aunt, Mrs. A. J. Collier, age 85, a pioneer of that section. They returned to Mart Tuesday.