McLennan County, Texas
Waco Daily Times Herald
July 03, 1900
DEATH OF AN INFANT
Died at the resident of Will H. Von Tiercks, College Heights, yesterday evening at 6 o'clock, Violet Rose, aged three and one-half months. Funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Bosquiville cemetery.
July 4, 1900
JOINED HIS MOTHER
The many friends of Mr. O. H. Weisinger will learn with regret of the death of his little son "Oscargene" aged 5 months and ten days at Holland, Texas, yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock.
Interment occurred at Oakwood last evening at 7:20. The corpse arrived on the Katy north. Rev. S. A. King officiated at the funeral.
This death recalls to Waco friends that of the beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Imogene Weisinger, which occurred several months ago.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Annie Burgess, aged 54 years, a respectable colored woman, residing with her son-in-law, W. J. Thomas, at 613 South Seventh street, was struck by lightning at Marlin yesterday afternoon at 3:30 and killed.
Her remains will arrive on the Central this morning and will be interred from the residence of her son-in-law this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
July 9, 1900
REV. LOUGHRIDGE DEAD
Rev. R. M. Loughridge died at the residence of his son, J. A. Loughridge, No. 609 North Twelfth street, yesterday evening at 5:40 o'clock, after a short illness.
His death was unexpected, but as is the case with any one of his extreme old age, the summons is apt to come at any time and when it came it found this grand old man ready to answer and without a murmur.
Deceased was in his ninety-first year and was one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers in the state, if not in the South.
His name is the emblem of purity and righteousness, and his exemplary life has been the salvation of thousands of people.
Rev. Loughridge was born in Lawrence county South Carolina, and grew to manhood in that state. In early life he was ordained to preach the gospel and has spent his life in this great work. For years he was a missionary among the Indians and here he learned fully the lessons, perseverance in the cause of his great work.
During the Civil war Rev. Loughridge came to Texas where he has since resided. His noble wife to whom he had been married 47 years, died May 23, at the age of 83, and since the demise of his life-long companion, he has not been the same person. However, recently, his son Dr. R.H. Loughridge of California came to visit him and it seemed to give him new life.
Yesterday morning the venerable minister arose and ate a hearty breakfast, but soon after complained that he was not feeling well. He objected to his children remaining away from church on his account, but persisted that he would soon feel better. They did not do so, as his expression showed that his illness was of a serious nature and soon the father showed signs of faintness. It was soon seen that his end was near. Mrs. J.T. Summers of Marlin, his daughter, was wired for, and in the presence of his three children, the spirit ascended to heaven.
The funeral will be from the residence of J.A. Loughridge, 609 North Twelfth Street this morning at 11 o'clock. Revs. Dr. S. A. King and E. A. Cochran to officiate.
The remains will be shipped to Marlin via the Houston and Texas Central train, where they will be interred beside the sainted wife, who only a short time before passed to the world beyond.
Waco Times Herald
Tuesday July 31, 1900
Giles, age 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Allison, died at the family residence, 24th & Columbus, yesterday. Funeral today from the residence. Rev. S.A. King officiating.