McLennan County, Texas
July 1921


WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 1, 1921

 GILBERT, MISS PEARL
FUNERAL FRIDAY OF MISS PEARL GILBERT
The funeral of Miss Pearl Ella Gilbert , aged 17, who died Thursday afternoon at 4:45, at her home of her aunt, Mrs. E. Nelson, 2201 Bosque boulevard, will take place Friday afternoon at 4 from the Nelson residence, Rev. Allen Nelson of Bosque county officiating. Interment will be made at Oakwood. The active pallbearers are Roy Borzak, Frank Smith, George Moen, Fred Dorbitz, Odin Bonstad and Palmer Peterson. Honorary: J.E. Johnson, J.C. Stauts, F.E. Demmer, J.S. Harrison, Dr. J.T. Harrington, P.L. Peterson, T.H. Kestler, C.F. Smith and R. Jones.  Miss Gilbert had been reared by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. E. Nelson, her mother dying when she was a mere child. She had been in ill health for some time. She is survived by her father, H.W. Gilbert, and a brother, John Gilbert, both of Galveston.

 SCARBOROUGH, MRS. ELLA
LUFKIN WOMAN DIES FROM BLOOD POISONING
Blood poisoning, resulting from picking a pimple on her chin, resulted in the death, Thursday afternoon in a local sanitarium of Mrs. Ella Scarborough of Lufkin, aged 30. The body was sent to West by Undertaker L.C. Puckett, Thursday evening, the funeral to take place Monday at Leroy. She was visiting her father W. J. Caraway of Leroy when she became ill. Besides her husband, Green Scarborough, the decedent is survived by three sons and one daughter, her father, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. W. W. Casey and Miss Rosie Caraway, Leroy; Mrs. Helen Smith, Lufkin; Callie Caraway, Leroy, and Jack Caraway, Lufkin.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 2, 1921

 HOLLAND, SAM
MART MAN LIKKED [sic] IN AUTO ACCIDENT ON LORENA ROAD
En route to Mart from the Odd Fellows' picnic at Lorena, Sam Holland, aged 30, was instantly killed last night, shortly before 8 o'clock, on the Lorena road, near Hewitt, when the auto in which he was riding with four other Mart men turned over. Mr. Holland's head was crushed when he was pinned underneath the car. The machine was being driven by C.P. Lumpkin, and there were three others in the car besides Lumpkin and Holland, Messrs. E.Y. Blount, M.A. Anthony, and Willis Marberger. Mr. Blount said last night that the accident occurred as they were trying to pass a car, a roadster, driven by J.W. Brock of Waco. Both cars were proceeding at a moderate rate of speed, but just as Lumpkin attempted to pass Brock, the latter had a blow-out, throwing his car against Lumpkin's machine, which overturned. Mr. Brock was only slightly bruised, as were the other four men in Mr. Lumpkin's car. The body of Mr. Holland, who was train crew caller for the I. & G.N. at Mart, was prepared for burial and shipped to Milano this morning by Undertaker F.M. Compton. It was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. C.J. Little of Mart, who arrived here with her husband, soon after being notified of the accident. Besides his sister at Mart, Mr. Holland is survived by his mother, Mrs. E. Holland, Milano; two brothers, J.N. Holland, Foreston; Jim Holland, Milano and five other sisters, all residents of Milano, Miss Belle Holland, Mesdames S.C. Devall, F.W. Mills, C.E. Boggan and W.F. Boggan.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 3, 1921

 THOMPSON, MRS. EMMETT
McGREGOR MOURNS DEATH MRS. THOMPSON
McGregor, Texas---Mrs. Emmett Thompson died at her home near Waco Wednesday morning. The body was brought there and laid to rest in the city cemetery. She was reared in this community and leaves a large number of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 4, 1921

 BUSHNELL, NAT
NAT BUSHNELL, WELL KNOWN WACOAN, DIES SUDDENLY AT ELECTRA
Nat M. Bushnell, aged 50, prominent Waco contractor, died at Electra about 8:30 Sunday night. The funeral will take place here, from the family residence, 410 North Sixteenth Street, Tuesday morning at 10, Rev. J. W.  Kerns officiating, interment to be made at Oakwood cemetery. The pallbearers are: Carter Eubank, Will Orand, Jr., Wright Edmondson, Mr. Willhite, Charles Dutton, Sidney Smith, Jim Jones and Douglas Bushnell. Mr. Bushnell had been in ill health for about a year, but he died suddenly. He was born in Louisiana, but he had spent the greater portion of his life in Waco, being well known among the contracting fraternity in the state. He had been at Electra for the last six weeks, engaged in the completion of a contract at that place. Besides his wife and three children, Misses Monette and Natlie, and one son, Wright. Mr. Bushnell is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Bushnell, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. L. 0. Dutton, Hillsboro; Mrs. M. L. Howard. Dallas, and Mrs. H. W. Laws, Weleetka. Okla. One brother, Walter Bushnell, lives at New Orleans.

 FRANKS, R.M
CRAIN, ENGINEER J.B.
EXPLOSION T.C. ENGINE RESULTS DEATH TWO MEN
Two deaths resulted here Sunday night, in a local hospital, as a result of the explosion Sunday morning at 11: 20, four miles east of Whitney of a Texas Central freight engine. Fireman R.M. Franks and Engineer J.B. Crain were brought to Waco about 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Franks died an hour after arriving here, Crain succumbing to his Injuries two hours after he reached hospital. The two men were horribly burned and scalded. Both were men of families. The bodies were prepared for burial and shipped Monday morning by Undertaker L. C. Puckett to DeLeon. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined, but an investigation is being conducted by Supt. J. W. Evens, of the Texas Central division of the Katy. The engine was attached to an extra freight train, consisting of 46 empty grain cars, going west, when the explosion occurred. The boiler was lifted clear of its frame, landing on the right of way fence. The explosion carried the firebox and sidesheets away with the boiler. Brakeman E. A. Fletcher was on the third car from the engine when the explosion occurred. He narrowly escaped probably fatal injuries as the boiler was hurled over his head.

 RICHEY, MRS. ALICE
Word was received here Sunday night of the death in Dallas of Mrs. Alice Richey, former Wacoan, who passed away Sunday afternoon. The body will be sent here for burial, the funeral to take place Tuesday morning at 10, following services in the mortuary chapel of Undertaker L.C. Puckett.
Interment will be made at Oakwood. Mrs. Richey had been a resident of Dallas for the past 15 years. She is survived by one son and a daughter, R.L. Richey of Dallas and Mrs. E.C. Chambers of Jacksonville, Fla.

 BUTLER, MRS. LOVDY
MRS. L. C. BUTLER DIED MONDAY At HOME HERE
Mrs. Lovdy C. Butler, aged about 35, died Monday morning at 6:15 at her home, 915 North Eleventh street. She had been ill for some time. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10, from the family residence. Rev. Hotchkiss of Hubbard officiating assisted by Rev. J. N. Rentfro, pastor of the First Methodist church here. Interment will be made at Oakwood. Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband, Alva Butler, one small daughter and four sisters, Miss Emma Crunk, Mrs. John Caruthers and Mrs. Vashti Jones, Waco; Mrs. R. B. Dawson. Springfield, Mo.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 5, 1921

 BUTLER, MRS. ALVA
FUNERAL WEDNESDAY OF MRS. ALVA BUTLER
The funeral of Mrs. Alva Butler will take place Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the family residence, 915 North Eleventh street, Rev. Hitchkiss of Hubbard officiating, assisted by Rev. J. N. Renfro, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment will be made at Oakwood. The active pallbearers are Charles Eastland, J. A. Early, Joe Taft, G. B. Campbell, James Forsgard and W. G. Higgins. Honorary: T W. McMllllan, J. E. Turner, J. L. Sullivan, Dr W. O. Wilkes, Dr H. R. Dudgeon, Dr Warner Jenkins, Louis Stolte, S. M. Kirkpatrick, T. E. Madden and J. P. Pritchett.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 6, 1921

 KELLUM, MISS LUEY
BURIAL WEDNESDAY OF MISS LUEY KELLUM
Illness of three weeks resulted in the death Tuesday night at 8 o'clock of Miss Inez Kellum, aged 21, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Kellum. She died at their home, Valley Mills. Typhoid fever was the cause of death.
The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at Valley Mills, being largely attended, with a number of relatives and friends present from Waco. Miss Kellum was born and reared at Valley Mills. She was among the graduates of the music department of Baylor last year, becoming ill while attending the commencement program this year. She was very popular as a Baylor student, and she was greatly beloved here and at Valley Mills by a legion of friends and acquaintances.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 7, 1921

 PETERS, MISS SARAH
DEATH THURSDAY OF MISS SARAH PETERS SADDENS MANY FRIENDS
Miss Sarah Peters died Thursday morning at 7:40 at the A. Gross residence, 1709 Austin street, after a lengthy illness. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 10:30, services to be conducted in the Gross home, by Rabbi Lefkowitz of Dallas, with interment at Hebrew Rest. The pallbearers are: Dr. L. H. Roddy, L. C. Puckett, Sol Hirschberg, Edward J. Carter, Asher Sanger, J. L. Davidson, John B. Cooper and Joe Haber. Miss Peters was born in New York, coming to Brenham about 35 years ago, her parents being among the pioneer settlers of Washington county. She has lived in Waco for probably 23 years, and for practically that entire period had been a resident of the Gross home. In Waco Miss Peters was known to and beloved by a legion of friends and acquaintances. Her health became impaired as a result of the attention she devoted to one of her sisters, Miss Rachel Peters who died here two years ago. Her life was lived for the happiness of others, and she counted no sacrifice too great when she was permitted to contribute to the happiness and pleasure of those whom she loved. Surviving Miss Peters are two nephews and four nieces, Ben Gross, Dallas; Abe Gross, Misses Esther, Violet, Blanche and Sarah Gross, Waco. A cousin of Miss Peters, Mrs. Sam Rubenstin of Brenham will be among those from other cities, who will attend the obsequies here Friday morning.

 JONES, MRS. S.J.
AXTELL WOMAN DIED HERE WEDNESDAY
Mrs. S.J. Jones of Axtell, aged 63, died Wednesday afternoon in a local sanitarium. The body was shipped to Axtell by Undertaker L C. Puckett and the funeral took place there Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, W.P. Jones; three sons and one adopted son, Will and J.P. Carpenter, Cooper; J.E. Jones, Axtell: John Chamberlain, Cooper; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Dubberly, Coolidge, Mrs. M.B. Fose, Detroit, and Mrs. Lizzie Walton, Fresno, Cal. She also has three brothers and one sister, W.T. George and S.B. Thompson, Axtell; Mrs. M.A. Newton, Austin.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 8, 1921

 LENNOX, MRS. MINNIE
BODY MRS. LENNOX ENROUTE HERE FOR BURIAL
It is expected that the body of Mrs. Minnie Lennox, aged 39, who died in a hospital at Kansas City, Mo, Thursday will arrive here either Friday night or Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements will not be made until the body reaches Waco. Mrs. Lennox was a resident of Kansas City at the time of her death. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. J.P. Majors of Robinson, and two brothers here, James and Lee Lennox. These two left Thursday to accompany the body to Waco.

 PETERS, MISS SARAH
BURIAL HERE FRIDAY MISS SARAH PETERS
With Rabbi Lefkowitz of Dallas officiating, the funeral of Miss Sarah Peters took place Friday morning from the Gross residence on Austin Street.
Interment was made at Hebrew Rest. Many followed the body of this universally beloved woman to her last resting place, and the floral tributes were profuse and of great beauty.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 09, 1921

 WATSON, THEODORE
Theodore Watson Dead.
Theodore W. Watson, aged 17, died last night in a local sanitarium. The funeral took place this afternoon at Harris Creek cemetery, where the body was taken in F.M. Compton's motor hearse. The boy was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T S Watson, who reside near Lorena. Besides his parents, four brothers and one sister survive.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 10, 1921

 WILLIAMS, T.E.
BURIAL TODAY AT 3 OF T. E. WILLIAMS
The body of T.E. Williams, aged 42, who died suddenly last Friday, while traveling in South Texas, will arrive here today, and the funeral will take place this afternoon at 4:30, services, to be conducted in the Mortuary Chapel of Undertaker L. C. Puckett. Interment will be made at Park Lawn. Mr. Williams resided at 1718 North Seventeenth Street. No details of his death were given in the message received here by his wife, the telegram being sent from Harlingen, coming from T.U. Sparks of Oklahoma City, with whom Mr. Williams was traveling at the time of his death. Mr. Williams was born in Marquez, but he had been a resident of Waco for the last 15 years. He was known to and beloved by many here. Besides his wife and four children Mr.Williams is survived by one brother and two sisters, Buren Williams, Mrs. Ina Snow and Mrs. Martha Watson, all of Marquez.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 11, 1921

 RICHARDS, MR. P.B.
KOSSE MAN DIES FROM BLOW ON THE HEAD BY FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR
Kosse, Texas, July 10-- The body of Mr. P.B. Richards was laid to rest in Fraternity Cemetery at four clock Saturday evening. Death resulted from a crushed skull caused by blow from a neighbor during an altercation last Tuesday evening. Mr. Richards was rendered unconscious and did not regain consciousness before death occurred. The two men were life long friends and neighbors.

 WEMPLE, MRS. MARY
RESIDENT OF WACO 55 YRS., MRS. MARY WEMPLE, DIED MONDAY MORNING
Mrs. Mary Wemple, aged 74, died Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Crow, 1903 Columbus Street. She had been ill for sometime, and had been unable to be out for the last three weeks. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 11, from the Louis Crow residence. Rev. C.T. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be made at Oakwood. The pallbearers are: Alf Edward, W. A. Morrow, W. P. Little, Dee Cook, Dr. I. A. Langston and Frank Crow. Mrs. Wemple was born in Dansville, Tenn., and she had been a resident of Waco for 55 years, the major portion of her life having been spent in this city. In Waco Mrs. Wemple was known to and beloved by a host of friends. She was of the true type of southern womanhood, one whose life was of real service to humanity. She gave generously of her time and efforts for the pleasure and happiness of others, and her Christianity was of the most exalted type. Besides the daughter above named, Mrs. Wemple is survived by two other daughters and one son, all residents of Waco; Mrs. A. .B. Cates, Mrs. Bert Smith and Charles Wemple. She also has four brothers, C.P. Hoskins, Milford, Jay and Hugh Hoskins, Galveston; Tom Hoskins, Little Rock.

 LITTLE, LAYTON
LAYTON LITTLE, WACO BOY, IS DROWNED NEAR QUAHAN; BURIAL HERE
Layton H. Little, aged 24, son of Mrs. Herbert Little here, 1017 South Eighth Street, was drowned early Sunday morning, while in swimming in a lake on a ranch, eight miles south of Quanah. The body was prepared for burial and brought to Waco, the funeral to take place at 5:30 Monday afternoon from St. Paul's Episcopal church, the rector, Rev W P. Witsell, officiating.
Internment will be made at Oakwood. Active pall bearers are; Halbert Fall, Lucius Horne, Howard Frasier, Loraine Hardin, Mercer Davis, Ted 0'Neil. Honorary: Ben C. Richards, John F Wright, L. C. Puckett, Walter Lacy, E. F. Drake, A.P. McLendon, E. W. Marshall, F. M. Hopkins, William Webb, Gibson Gayle, Waco; Ollie Pressly, George Mobley, J.F. Lauck, Mike McNamara, I. Hoffman, Stanley Field, C. W. Reid of Wichita Falls and E. Hornberger of Texarkana. The death of Layton Little, who was born and reared here, brings sincere sorrow and regret to a host of friends and acquaintances by whom he was most highly esteemed. For a while, he was assistant secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, while E. F. Drake was the secretary of that organization. He left Waco in November 1917, locating in Wichita Falls, where he opened a sporting goods house, in which business he was engaged at the time of his tragic death. Besides his mother, Layton is survived by three sisters; Mrs. K. E. Bauch Jr. and Mrs. J A McFalI, Wichita Falls, and Miss Elsie Little, Waco.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 12, 1921

 BETSOR, FLORENCE HARRIET
MOTHER MRS. SKAGGS DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Letters received here from Mrs. George Skaggs, who is spending the summer in California, tell of the recent death at San Gabriel, Cal., of her mother Mrs. Florence Harriet Betsor. The latter spent last winter with Mrs. Skaggs here, and she is known to many Wacoans. Besides Mrs. Skaggs there are two other children, a son and a daughter, both residents of California.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
JULY 14, 1921

 MATTHEWS, GEORGE
GEORGE MATTHEWS,PROMINENT LORENAITE, DIED THURS. MORNING
George Matthews, aged about 59, well-known resident of Lorena, died Thursday morning at 9:30 at the home of his brother, J. J. Matthews one mile from Lorena. The funeral will take place some time Friday probably in the afternoon, with Interment to be made in the Lorena cemetery. Mr. Matthews had been living at Lorena for about twenty years. He had been in ill health for some time. He was foreman on the T. C. Westbrook farm near Lorena. Besides his wife and the brother above mentioned, Mr. Matthews has two other brothers, Harlan Matthews of Plainview and John Matthews of Oklahoma. A sister lives at Shreveport.

 BROOKS, REESE
REESE BROOKS WELL KNOWN CONTRACTOR DIED SUDDENLY THURS.
Reese H. Brooks, aged about 68, was found dead about 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning in a workshop in the rear of his residence, 411 South Third street. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, pending the arrival of relatives, but burial will probably take place some time Friday afternoon. Though he had been in ill health for some time, news of Mr. Brooks sudden death will be learned here with the moat profound regret. He had been a resident of Waco, altogether, for about forty years, being among the well known building contractors of the city. Mr. Brooks was a man of quiet disposition, one who attracted others to him by his loyalty to his friends and his strict, and inflexible observance of the golden rule. He was known to and beloved by hundreds here. Besides his wife, Mr. Brooks is survived by six children, Alhaiden Brooks, Mrs. George T. Waycott, Miss Mary Brooks, Houston; Mrs. J Edwin Neelley, Robert Brooks and, James Brooks, Waco. A brother, William Brooks, lives In Chicago. The latter is also well known in Waco being engaged for many years in the job printing business here when the firm of Brooks and Wallace was in existence.

 JOHNSON, WILL
NEGRO MAN STABBED TO DEATH IN FIGHT IN WEST
Will Johnson, a negro, died Tuesday night at West from stab wounds inflicted in a fight. Inez Tucker, a negro woman, was arrested and brought to Waco, where she gave bond and was released.

 SMITH, GUSTON K.
BODY WACO SOLDIER ARRIVES NEXT WEEK
Mrs. Fannie G Smith, 706 South Fourth Street, has been advised that the body of her son, Guston K. Smith, killed in France, October 12, 1918 arrived at New York, and will be received here next week Announcement of the funeral arrangements will be made later. Guston Smith was attached to the Thirty-sixth division, a member of the 141st infantry. When he entered the service of his country, he was an accountant here for the Cotton Belt railroad.

 PERRY, ISAAC
BURIAL THURSDAY OF AGED SPEEGLEVILLE MAN
The funeral of Isaac Perry, aged 86, who died Wednesday afternoon at 5:30, at the home of his son, H.R. Perry, near Speegleville, took place Thursday afternoon at 4 from the Speegleville Baptist Church, Rev. Isaac Windsor officiating, interment being made at Speegleville. The Masons were in charge at the grave. Mr. Perry had been a resident of the Speegelville community for 30 years. He was born in Alabama, and he was a confederate veteran. He had been a member of J.H. Gurley lodge of Masons for three decades. Besides the son above referred to, Mr. Perry is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.L. Scott and Mrs. N.W. Rice both of Speegleville.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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