McLennan County, Texas
July 1904

Submitted by Jane Combs

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Saturday, July 2, 1904

SENT A TELEGRAM REGARDING WILLIAMSON

The body of  John Williamson, the man who was run over by a Katy Train Thursday afternoon, dying later from the wounds received, still lies at the undertaking establishment of J. C. Lees, but interment will take place in a short time. His father was located in Forsyth, Ga., and a Telegram sent him.

The reply ws to bury Williamson here, but saying that a letter followed. The letter will be awaited, as some instructions may accompany it.

Williamson has been away from home some time. The senior Williamson is said to be a man of means and influence in his community, but his boy took a notion some time ago to see more of the world and has been going here and there for quite awhile. His journeyings are over now, however, as he took desperate chances in trying to get aboard of the moving train.

He made three separate attempts to get on the train. It is said, the last one proving fatal to him. There was a one legged negro with him, the negro having lost his leg some years ago in trying to board a moving train.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Tuesday, July 5, 1904

BOTH LEGS CRUSED AND DEATH FOLLOWED

There was another accident in the county yesterday afternoon, near Leroy and a man whose name was at first thought to be Scott Jackson of Lott, who was really  Walter A. Scott of West, lost his life.

Scott is said to have tried to board a freight train of the International and Great Northern railway while it was in motion, and he was swung under the wheels and both legs cut off or mangled so badly that they had to be amputated. He did not live very long.

There was some confusion about his identity at first, but this was cleared up later. News of the accident was telephoned to Deputy Sheriff Lee Davis and he made some provision for having the man brought to Waco for attention, but it soon became apparent that the shock would prove too much for his nervous system and that he must die. He carried in his pocket a burial certificate form undertakers at West, and was taken to that place for interment.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Tuesday, July 5, 1904

FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

REMAINS OF LILLARD WALLACE TO BE INTERRED

AT BOSQUEVILLE.

The funeral of  Lillard Wallace, the boy who was killed yesterday by a blow on the head from the tongue of a vehicle driven by Will Brooks, a negro hack driver, will take place this afternoon at 4 Òclock from the residence on Vermon street, interment at Bosqueville cemetery. Following the services at the residence the drive to the Bosqueville cemetery will be undertaken. There has been general regret expressed over the accident.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Tuesday, July 5, 1904

STILL IN JAIL

 Will Brooks, the negro hack man who was driving the vehicle which killed the boy, was placed in jail, after having been put in the calaboose, a charge of murder having been preferred as mentioned yesterday.

No examining trial has been held at this writing and Brooks is still in jail. It is thought that he will have an examining trial and seek to be discharged or ask for bond soon.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Tuesday, July 5, 1904

WILLIAMSON'S REMAINS

A telegram has been received from a brother of John Williamson, the man killed by the Katy train here a few days ago, asking that the remains be held until the sender of the telegram could arrive.

It is thought that he will be here this afternoon, having been delayed on account of washouts, when final disposition will be made of the body. The brother is coming from Georgia.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Friday, July 8, 1904

DEATH OF  MAJOR P. B. WATERS

Rosebud, Tex., July 6,-- Major P. B. Waters, aged 56 years, died yesterday evening at his residence, one mile from this city. He had been confined to his bed about four or five months and was brought back the evening before from Lampasas Springs, where he had been carried, with the hope of his recovery.

Deceased was a man of untiring push and energy, and had accumulated considerable property, owning a large farm five miles from here in Milam county and another here, which he had improved and built a nice home on.

He was largely instrumental in the upbuilding of Rosebud, having come here in its incipiency, and identified himself with its interests ever since.

He was unmarried. He leaves two brothers, J. W. Waters of this city and R. H. Waters of Amarillo and two sisters, Mrs. Bragg and Miss Waters of Alabama, all of whom were with them except one sister.

July 10, 1904

AN INFANT DEAD

 Mary Junita, the 5 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Robinson died at their home at College Heights last evening at 6 o'clock. Funeral services will be from the residence at 3 p.m. today. Interment at Oakwood.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 11, 1904

AN INFANT DEAD

 Ruth Ann, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bennett, died yesterday evening. The funeral took place this morning at 10 o'clock, interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will have the sympathy of many friends in the sad blow which has fallen upon them.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD

July 11, 1904


WILLIAMSON'S BODY INTERRED

Owing to the fact that no one came after the body of John Williamson, though telegrams from Georgia indicated that some one would come, interrment has taken place after the body had been held several days for those who were supposed to come and say what disposition should be made of it.

Williamson is the man who was killed by a train of the Katy railroad, in the yards here several days ago, while trying to board a passenger coach and ride to points south of here. It is thought that he had no family and originally came from Georgia.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 11, 1904

 ARLAND C. TUCKER DEAD

Arland C . Tucker, 14 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Tucker, was buried at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the residence, 1200 Jackson street, interment at Greenwood cemetery.

Arland succumbed to that dread disease, typhoid fever, after making a battle for life. He will be sadly missed by his parents and friends, all of whom have the sympathy of friends in their affliction.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 12, 1904

REMAINS WERE SHIPPED

The remains of John Williamson, who was killed by the M.K. & T.R.R. July 1st were shipped to Forsyth Ga., the remains have been at Lee's undertaking establishment since that time. The brother and uncle of the deceased coming after them. They were delay by some mistake in their transportation and came in yesterday and they at once identified the remains and were pleased take their loved one back to their old home place and will inter it in the old family lot at the above named place.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 15, 1904

DEATH IN WELL

Bruceville Man Overcome by Gas and Is Rescued Too Late

Times-Herald Correspondence

Bruceville, Tex, July 14

 Ed Whaley, a young man about 20 years old, who was living with his brother, John Waley, about three miles east of this place, went down a well to clean it out and was overcome by gas. He attempted to climb out and fell back. It was some time before he was gotten out.

T. F. Mayfield of this place volunteered and bravely went down for him. He only lived a short time after he was taken out. He was an honorable young man and had many friends and relatives here who very much deplore his sad end.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 19, 1904

Death of Mrs. S. J. Jones

Belton News

 Mrs. S. J. Jones died at Temple hospital last night and was taken to Salado for burial. She was the wife of Prof., Jones of the Thomas Arnold college at Salado, and had been in the hospital about 6 weeks. She had been a resident of Bell county for some eighteen years and was beloved by the people who knew her, more especially the pupils of the school for the past fifteen years. A number of people from Belton attended the funeral there this afternoon.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 21, 1904


 Luther Maxwell Passes Away After an Illness of Several Days.

Luther Maxwell, aged 17 years, died at the family residence, No.604 Speight street, this morning at eight o'clock, after an illness of several days. The main trouble was slow fever, and in the last day or so heart trouble seems to have manifested itself.

The young man was formerly a student of Baylor University and was a brother of Prof. John Maxwell of the city schools. He was a very brilliant young man and made friends of all whom he met. His untimely death is greatly deplored by all of his friends, and they extend loving condolence to the bereaved family.

The funeral will occcur from the family residence in the morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. B. H. Dement of the First Baptist church of this city and Rev. C. W. McDaniel officiating. The remains will be shipped to Temple tomorrow at noon, where they will be interred tomorrow afternoon.



WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 21, 1904

 Mrs. Lucindy Smith Dead

Mrs. Lucindy Smith, an old resident of China Springs, died at an early hour this morning, aged 73 years. She was well and favorably known as Grandma Smith, and has many friends who will miss her. The funeral services will be at China Springs this evening at 5 o'clock.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
July 21, 1904

An Old Veteran Died Last Night- The Funeral This Afternoon

 John Siverd, affectionately known as, Pap, died at his home near the city last night after an illness of some days. He is an old residenter, and is well known in the city.

The deceased was 73 years of age, and has resided in the city for many years.

All who knew him were his friends, and his death will be painful news to them.

The funeral will occur this afternoon at the residence of J. McCune, No. 1007 South Fourth street, and will be under the auspices of the G. A. R. All old comrades, both of the blue and the grey, are invited to attend the funeral. Interment at Oakwood cemtery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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