McLennan County, Texas
July 1925

The following obituaries were transcribed by Quinta Wilkinson, Rose Denson and Janet Piccola.

Waco Times Herald July 1 1925
Funeral Wednesday Morning of  G. W. Smith

Burial of G. W. Smith, who died last Sunday night, took place Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Trinity Presbyterian church, the pastor, Rev. J. J. Grier, officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood.
The active pall berers were: A. S. McCollum, J. R. Torrance, J. A. McAtee, George D. Field, H. G. Watt, S. R. Thompson, V. H. McFarland and W. C. Watson. Honorary pall bearers are the members of the Trinity church board, together with J. R. Milam, H. W. Carver, M. A. Cooper, E. C. Barrett and C. C. Whipp.

Waco Times Herald July 4 1925
Only Child of Waco Parents Dies Suddenly in childress Hospital

Becoming suddenly ill yessterday afternoon at 2 o'clock,  Cline Miller, 2 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Miller, 2519 Colcord avenue, died last night in a hospital in Childress, according to a message received last night by Mrs. S. B. Dibble. The body will be sent here for burial, arangemaents for the funeral not having yet been completed.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller left last Monday for an auto tour of West Texas, to visit relatives of Mrs. Miller.
They have the sympathy of many friends in their great bereavement, made more poignant by reason of the fact that the little boy was their only child.

Waco Times Herald July 4 1925
Former Waco Lady Dies in Fort Worth

Word has been received here of the death in Fort Worth last Wednesday of  Mrs. Mary C. Martin, 61 years old, former Wacoan. She passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. J. Gray, with whom she was living. Mrs. Martin had been ill for some time.
She was the widow of the late Captain E. B. Martin, and she left Waco about eight years ago, soon after his death. Mrs. Martin was known to and beloved by many here. The funeral took place in San Marcos last Thursday,
Besides the sister above named, Mrs. Martin is survived by another sister, Mrs. Sid Johnson of Beeville.

Times Herald July 6 1925
 Mrs. Mattie Roberts Buried Sunday At Levi Cemetery

Mrs Mattie Roberts, 62 years old, died Sunday morning at 6:05, at the home of her son, B. R. Roberts of Gholson.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 4, interment being made in the cemetery at Levi where the body was taken in Compton's motor hearse.
Mrs Roberts was a native of Mississippi, but had lived in McLennan county for a number of years. She was beloved and esteemed by many friends and acquaintances.
Surviving Mrs. Roberts are four sons and two daughters, G. E., R. B. and W. L. Roberts, Gholson; P. W. Roberts, Bruceville; Miss Bessie Roberts, Gholson; and Mrs. F. J. Stewart, Fort Worth.

Waco Times Herald July 6 1925
Burial Cline Miller At 4 P. M. Monday

With Rev. Roy A. Laugston, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating, the funeral of Cline Miller, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Miller, who died in a Childress Hospital, last Friday night, after a very brief illness, will take place this Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The services will be conducted in the Compton's funeral home, and interment will be made in Park Lawn.
Active pallbearers are: Neil Denton, E. M. Wycha, Sam H. Shutt and S. B. Dibble.

Waco Time Herald July 6 1925

Funeral Stray Bullet Victim From the Home of His Parents.
Funeral services for F. J. (Ferris) Megarity, 27-year-old victim of a stray shot, and who died early Sunday morning, in Colgin's hospital, took place Monday morning at 10 o'clock, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Megarity, 912 North Seventeenth street. Dr. C. H. Booth, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist church, and Dr. R. G. Bowars, pator of the Columbus Street Baptist church, officiated, with interment in Oakwood, where the Mason's were in charge.
Active pallbearers were: Davis Hill, Hugh Clarke, C. E. Howard, Ruel Waddington, Alexander Dollins and William L. Baine. Honorary: T. E. Hubby, T. E. Hubby Jr., Sam Knight, Earl Henson, Clark Spruce, J. V. Powers, Oliver Winchell, Ethridge Woodward, W. N. Lazenby, Frank Smith, E. M. Callis, Bruton Orand, V. V. Damon, Dr. I. E. Colgin, Marian Phipps, F. G. Taylor, Tom Dromgoole, E. M. Sullivan, S. A. Middaugh, Horace Smith, J. A. Fitzpatrick, Marvin Bishop, E. B. Caldwell, Fred Hertzell, W. E. Oliver, Archie Craig, Jay Sneed, Tom Holland, R. W. Wright, Walter Smith, R. B. Alexander, J. A. Clark, Ernest Neely, Chris Cermas, Robert Smith, Frank Maddox, Messrs. Denny, Turner and Emerson.
Mr Megarity, who was a native Texan, was born in Corsicana, the greater part of his live having been spent in Waco. He graduated fromt the Waco High school in 1917, and was in training at Rice Institute untill the signing of the armistice. He was in the employ of Swift and company in Beaumont and Dallas for a period of 18 months, and for the last year he had been connected with the Waco Egg and Poultry company.
In Waco Mr. Megarity was known to and beloved by a legion of friends and acquaintances. During his high school days he was very active in athletics, and being a high school basket ball star. He was a most earnest and consistent Christian, wilth his membership in the Austin Avenue Methodist church. He was a member of Waco lodge of Masons.
Surviving Mr. Megarity, besides his wife and a 15-months-old son, Ferris, Jr., are his parents, Mr. and Mrs, J. H. Megarity; one sister and a brother, Mrs. M. N. Armstrong, and Ceabron Megarity, all of Waco. His father is manager of the local branch of Swift and company.
Out-of-town relative who attended the funeral Monday were: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Megarity, Shreveport, La; Messrs. Jack, Jess and Ad Megarity, Corsiciana; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Megarity, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Young and children, Lois, Edgar and Albert, Jr., Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. John C. Young, Cleburne; D. G. Wilson and family, Cleburne, and Cliff Williams, Little Rock, Ark.

Aged Wife Pioneer Methodist Pastor Is Dead At Iredell

Iredell, Texas, July 7. --  Mrs Elvina Jones, 77 years old, died Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. She was the wife of Rev. W. V. Jones. They had been married 61 years. Her husband has been preaching 54 years in Texas and traveled over this county in pioneer days when the Indians were killing and stealing. He is now a superannuated preacher, M. E. Church, South.
Mrs. Jones was a devoted Christian. She leaves two sons and two daughters, Will Jones and Guy Jones of Fort Worth, Mrs. Emma Goodman of Oklahoma City and Miss Stella Jones, who resides here with her father.

Waco Times Herald Thursday July 9 1925
 Mrs. Laurine Garrison Died Thursday Morning

Mrs. Lauraine Garrison, aged 27, wife of E. S. Garrison, 928 South Seventh street, died Thursday morning at 11:45 in a local sanitarium, following an illness of only a few days.
Funeral services will be from St. Mary's church in Temple Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Puckett Undertaking company had charge of the body here, and the Hewitt Undertaking company of Temple carried it to Temple in their motor hearse Thursday afternoon.
Mrs Garrison had been living in Waco for the past five or six years, her husband being manager of the furniture department of the Goldstein-Migel company. She had endeared herself to many during the short time she had been a resident of Waco. Her church membership was in the Church of the Assumption, Waco.
Surviving are her husband and two small boys. ages 5 and 8; her mother, Mrs. J. J. Coleman, four brothers, John Charlton, Frank, Curtis and Robert, all of Temple.

Waco Times Herald Thursday, July 9 1925
Childress Lady Dies In Waco Hospital

 Mrs. Linnie Pierce of Childress, 40 years old, died at 1:40 Thursday morning in a local sanitarium.
The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3, services to be conducted in Compton's funeral parlor. Interment will be made in Park Lawn.
Surviving Mrs. Place are two children, two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Effie Stokes, Mrs. Ollie Stokes, Matt, George and Charles Lloyd, all of Waco.

Waco Times Herald Friday July 10 1925
Death Very Sudden for  John B. Harris

John B. Harris, 78 years old, died suddenly in his room at 2071/2 South Third street Thursday afternoon at 5:30.
The body will be taken to Brandon in Compton's motor hearse, where the funeral will take place, services to be held in the Brandon Methodist Church Friday at 5 pm.,with the pastor, Rev. Mr. Odom, officiating. He will be buried in the Brandon cemetary.
Born in Alabama, Mr. Harris had been a resident of Texas for abut 43 years, having lived in Huillsboro for 30 years before he came here 13 years ago.
Surviving Mr. Harris is three sons and two daughters, John Harris and S. L. Harris, Waco; Will Harris, Los Angeles; Mrs. Nannie Pierce, Waco and Mrs Minnie Johnson, Wortham.

Waco Times Herald July 10 1925
Week's Illness Proves Fatal for Little Girl

Illness of a week resulted in the death at 10;30 Thursday night in a local sanitarium of  Helen Shull, 12 years old, of Joaquin, Texas. The child came to Waco on an auto trip, accompanied by her father C. W. Shull, and other relatives.
The body will be sent by the Compton Undertaking company to Joaquin where ther funeral will take place Saturday.
Besides her mother, Mrs. Elwin Sanders of Center, Texas, who was here when she died, together with her aunt, Mrs Lawrence Reese of Eldorado, Texas.

Waco Times Herald
Tuesday, July 21, 1925

Margaret Nunnally, 10 years old, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Ryan, 519 North Fifth Street, died  Tuesday at 12:30 noon in a local sanitarium.

The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence with  Rev. W. P. Witsell, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating, interment to be made in Park Lawn.  Besides her mother, the little girl is survived by one sister and a brother.

Waco Times Herald
Tuesday, July 21, 1925


Apoplexy, which became evident last Saturday, resulted in the death, Monday afternoon at 5:15 of W. A. Alexander, well known Confederate veteran.  Mr. Alexander, who was 77 years old, died at his home on the Robinson road a few miles south of Waco.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 5, from the Austin Avenue Methodist Church, with the pastor, Dr. C. H. Booth, officiating. Interment will be made in Oakwood.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons of Mr. Alexander, as follows: L. E. Alexander, Cam Alexander, Harry Alexander, A. B. Alexander, R. B. Alexander, Jr., P. E. Alexander, Jr,. and Wm. Davis.

Born in Louisiana, Mr. Alexander had been a resident of Texas since 1852,  with the exception of the time he spent in the Confederate Army.  The family located in Austin 73 years ago, and Mr. Alexander had been a resident of Waco since 1894.

Mr. Alexander was a sincere and devout Christian, having been affiliated with the Methodist church since 1869.  He was a member of Pal Cleburne camp and of Waco lodge of Masons.

Mr. Alexander is survived by five sones, W. E. Alexander, Marlin; R. E., R. B., B. F., and J. T. Alexander, Waco; one daughter, Mrs. R. L, Davis, Belton; a sister, Mrs. E. J. Gurley, Bryan, and one brother, N. J. Alexander, Austin.

Waco Times Herald
Sunday, July 25, 1925

 Mrs. Mary Frances Tubb, aged 72, died Saturday night at 10:15 at her home,  401 Columbus acenue, after a long illness.  Mrs Tubb had been a resident of Waco for the past 29 years and was well known here.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Church of The Nazarene with Rev. O. T. Hatfield officiating.  Interment will be in Park Lawn.

Surviving her are her husband, F. M. Tubb; two sons, J. B. Tubb of New Orleans and  B. E. Tubb of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. H. J. Jones, Rusk; and Mrs. W. A. Peters, Waco;  one sister, Mrs. Annie Myers, Oregon, and three brothers, F. M. Autrey, Alberta, La.; Ab Autrey, Arkansas, and Eaf Autrey, Colorado.

Waco Times Herald
Saturday, July 25, 1925


 Mrs. Rebecca Jane Alsup, 85 years old, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Sears, 522 South Third street.  She had been ill for some time.

The body was taken to Iredell in Puckett's motor hearse, and the funeral took place this morning.  Mrs. Alsup, who was a native of Tennessee, had been ill for some time.
Her home was in Post City, and she was visiting her daughter here at the time of her  death.  She had been a resident of Texas for about 28 years.

Besides the daughter here, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Bennie Ashcraft and Mrs. Lily Everett, Post City; Mrs. Martha Ashcraft, Goodlet, Texas, and two sons, Jack Alsup, Goodlet;  B. W. Alsup, Plainview.  She also has one brother, W. H. Wilson, who lives in Tennessee.

Waco Times Herald
Sunday, July 26, 1925


The funeral of Mrs. Ozelia McCharen, 21 years old, who died in Raymondville, Texas, last Thursday night, will take place this afternoon at 5 o'clock from the home of her  Mother, Mrs. Lee Davis, 1621 South Seventh street.   Rev. W. W. Melton, pastor of the Seventh and James Street Baptist church, will officiate, and interment will be made
in Oakwood.

Active pallbearers are:  Earle Garrett, M. T. Presnali, W. L. Trice, W. H. Pool, T. J. Logue and Prof. J. W. Harrell.  The honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the Seventh and James street Baptist church, with E. W. Huff of Raymondville, J. R. Collier and Sam Allen.

Surviving Mrs. McCharen are her husband, Rayford McCharen; her mother, Mrs. Lee Davis, and two sisters, Misses Mildred and Carra Lee Davis, all of Waco.

Waco Times Herald
Monday, July 27, 1925


Death came suddenly Sunday morning at 10 o'clock to Mrs. Edith Ehler, 42 years old, who died at her home, 521 South Eleventh street.

The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, services to be conducted in Compton's funeral home, with Rev. O. T. Hatfield, paster of the Nazarene church, officiating.  Interment to be made at Park Lawn.

Surviving Mrs. Ehler are her husband, John Ehler, and three children, Harry Ehler, Inex and Willie Adeline Ehler.

Waco Times Herald
Monday, July 27, 1925


The noted Baptist divine, Rev. L. W. Duke,  passed away early Sunday  morning at his home, 2310 Reuter.  The Rev. Duke was 82 years old.  Death followed a stroke  of paralysis, with which he became afflicted on Wednesday of last week.  

The funeral took place Monday morning at 9:30, from the Turner Street Baptist Church with the Pastor R. E. Bass, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. W. Melton of the Seventh and James Street Baptist Church.  Interment was made in Park Lawn.

Active pallbearers are:  H. R. Haney, C. A. Nabors, George E. Wallace, Professor W. H. Pool, N. B. McKinney and T. W. Tatum.  Honorary pallbearers were members of Pat Cleburne camp, and A. J. Sligh, R. A. Mathers, G. C. Swain, C. C. Menefee, J. A. Stanford, F. W. Kellner,  W. B. Pearson, J. J. Carter of Franklin, C. K. Durham, C. L. Watson, L. B. Smith, Eugene Wyche, Asher Sanger, H. D. Reynolds, C. E. Lyons, W. W. Sloan, W. H. Pittman, J. B. Mc Cauley.

Born in Alabama, Rev. Duke served in the Confederate army for four years as a member of the Fifth Alabama regiment.  He was a mason for 52 years, his membership being in the Tyler Lodge.  He was a member of Pat Cleburne camp.

For 57 years Rev. Duke had been a Baptist preacher, 42 years of that period having been spent in Texas.  He held pastorates in Swan, Reagan, Calvert, Hopewell Lexington, Mexia and other places.  

Surviving Rev. Duke are his wife and four sons and four daughters, W. B. Duke, McAlister, Okla.,  E. L. Duke, Waco; M. E. Duke, Beaumont; B. P. Duke, Akron, Ohio; Mesdames John Holland,  Tyler; A. B. Marchbanks, Brenham; J., D. Barlow, Jacksonville; and Miss Sudie Duke, Lexington.  
He also had one brother, J. H. Duke, Reagan.

Waco Times Herald
Monday, July 27, 1925


Mrs. Ruby Howell, 18 years old, died Monday morning at 1:30 in a local sanitarium.
She lived at 1401 South Twelfth street and her death followed a brief illness.

The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, services to be conducted at 1025 South Fifteenth street, with interment in Park Lawn.  Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of the Clay Street Methodist church, will officiate.

 Besides her husband, A. M. Howell, she is survived by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. V. T. Simpson, Eddy, and three sisters, Miss Inez Simpson, Bruceville; Mrs. Cora Shaw and Mrs.  Vera Tramer, both of Waco.

WACO TIMES HERALD Tuesday July 28, 1925

DALLAS, Texas, July 28---The Rev. Umphrey Lee, assisted by several notables in the Methodist church, conducted funeral services for the late  Dr. John H. McLean, 80 years old, who died Saturday at his home, 3440 Haynie avenue. The last rites were performed over the body at Highland Park Methodist church at 10 o’clock Monday morning. Assisting the Rev. Mr. Lee in conducting the services were the Rev. J. Sam Barcus, president of Southwestern university; The rev. Mr. Gober of Greenville, bishop John M. Moore, Dr. C. C. Selecman and Dr. R. S. Hyer. A quartet sang sacred songs under the direction of Mrs. E. C. Adleta. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were R. H. Shuttles, Jed Adams, T. L. McCullough, E. W. Pickard, W. B. Scott and L. C. Rucker.
Dr. McLean, former president of the Southwestern university of Georgetown and of the Methodist Orphanage at Waco, had been a resident of Dallas nine years. All the honors of his denomination, except the rank of bishop, were conferred upon him during his long service for the Methodist Episcopal church, South.

WACO TIMES HERALD Tuesday July 28, 1925


Prominent Confederate Veteran and Mason Dies Tuesday Morning

J. J. Carpenter, aged 84, father of Mrs. J.  N. House, 511 Turner, and a prominent Mason and Confederate veteran, died after a long illness at the home of his daughter, at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be held at the West Baptist church at 5 o’clock Wednesday. The funeral cortège will leave from the home of Mrs. House at 2 o’clock, and the body will be taken to West in Compton’s motor hearse. Burial will be in the cemetery at Bold Springs near West. Rev. C. E. Poe and Rev. O. B. Herring are the ministers in charge.
Masons will have charge of the services. Mr. Carpenter had been a member of this fraternal organization for more than 40 years.

Texan 49 Years
Born in Georgia, Mr. Carpenter served with the Confederacy during all four years of the Civil War. He had been in Texas 49 years, living most of that time in West. For the past year or two he had resided with his daughter, Mrs. House.
Mr. Carpenter for many years attended all the annual Confederate reunions. While his health was good, he was active in all the doings of the U.C.V. Of late years, however, he has been unable to attend the reunions . Mr. Carpenter’s wife died about a year ago.
Surviving him are four daughters, Mrs. J. N. House, Waco; Mrs. W. L. Hughes, Hillsboro; Mrs. G. B. Janes, Valley Mills, and Mrs. W. L. Harris, West; and three sons, E. A. Carpenter, Kemp, Okla.; R. B. Carpenter, Robinsonville , and G. L. Carpenter, Childress.

Grandsons Pallbearers
Six grandsons will be the pallbearers. They are Lynn Harris, Lloyd Hughes, Ernest Hughes, Charles Goodall, Raymond Carpenter and Garland Carpenter.
Honorary pallbearers will include the following: J. T. Bennett, H. E. Adherold, J. Denton, S. L. McKieg, S. B. Janes, G. R. Hurlock, Jeff West, T. M. Casey, Lee Williams, all of West; C. W. Nowolay, Waco; W. L. Hughes Sr., Hillsboro ; and Nathan Pearson, Lumpkin, Ga.
The last named honorary pallbearer is 85 years of age and has been a comrade of Mr. Carpenter since their school days in Georgia. They served through the war together.

Waco Times Herald
Tuesday, July 28, 1925


 Paul K. Manske, about 58 years old, was found dead on the floor of his room on the second floor of a hotel at Mary and Third Streets at about  6 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Mack Hyder, the Negro porter on duty, found his body.
The body was viewed by Justice  J. J. Padgett,  who announced his verdict Tuesday  afternoon as follows:  “death resulted from poison, either accidental or with suicidal  intent.”   Mr. Manske's home was in Crawford.  He had been living in McLennan  County about 40 years.  He had been staying at the hotel where his death occurred since last fall.  

Surviving Mr. Manske are his wife and four sons:  Walter and Herbert Manske, Crawford; and Otto A. and Gerhard Manske, who were students at the State University. Mr. Manske also has two brothers and one sister, Will Manske, Clifton;  Ernest Manske, Sagerton; Mrs. Paul Hrbacek, Apache, Okla.

WACO TIMES HERALD Wednesday July 29, 1925

 W. J. Lane, formerly of this city, died at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning at Arlington, where he had been living, according to messages received by his niece, Mrs. J. L.Quicksall, of 920 Speight. He was 51 years old, and had been in failing health for some time.
He was the son of the late Dr. J. H. Lane, pioneer physician in Waco.
He is survived by his wife, and a brother, Charles Lane, now living in Missouri.
Mrs. J. L. Quicksall and Mrs. I. N. Odom of Waco are his nieces.

WACO TIMES HERALD Wednesday July 29, 1925

 Mrs. Ezra Shears, 33 years old, living near Eddy, died Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in a local sanitarium.
The funeral will take place at Eddy late Wednesday, the body to be taken there in the motor hearse of Wilkirson and Hatch.
Mrs. Shears is survived by her husband and two children.

WACO TIMES HERALD Wednesday July 29, 1925

City police officers are endeavoring to locate Waco sisters of  James Black, a night watchman who was found drowned in the Mississippi river at new Orleans.
The superintendent of police of New Orleans wired the Waco officers Wednesday morning, stating that it was believed sisters of the dead man lived in Waco. Their names were unknown by the New Orleans officers.
Any information leading to the possible identity of the dead mans relatives will be appreciated by the officers.

WACO TIMES HERALD Thursday July 30, 1925


Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Burroughs of 1523 North Thirteenth street, were called to Ft Worth on Tuesday morning by the sudden death of Mrs. Burroughs’ grandmother,  Mrs. John Ransley, 86 years old. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Parnum of Ft Worth and Mrs. E. M. Parnum , late of Waco, but now of Reading, Pa.; also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ransley had been a resident of Texas for the past 36 years, living at Gatesville and Marlin prior to making her home with her daughter in Ft Worth. She has been a frequent visitor to Waco and will be affectionately remembered by all who knew her here.
The funeral was held from Trinity Episcopal church, Ft Worth, the rector, Rev. Lee W. Heaton, officiating.

WACO TIMES HERALD Thursday July 30, 1925


With Rev. John W. Kerns, pastor of the Central Christian church, officiating , the funeral of  Mrs. Kathleen Egan Rogers, who died suddenly in Sherman, last Tuesday afternoon, will take place Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Services will take place in Puckett’s funeral parlor, and interment will be made in Oakwood.
The pallbearers are: Lin Orand, Wesley Mann, R. H. Roark, Wm. L. Edmond, Bart Moore Jr., Herman Rowe, Howard Mann and Clint Padgitt.

WACO TIMES HERALD Thursday July 30, 1925

 J. C. Gage Dies Suddenly Thursday Morning While Waiting for Car

High blood pressure, resulting in an attack of apoplexy, caused the sudden death about 6:30 Thursday morning of J. C. Gage, 66 years old. He dropped dead at the corner of Brook avenue and Fifth street, while waiting for a street car.
Parties observing Mr. Gage fall carried him to the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.E. Wright, 515 Brook avenue. Medical aid was summoned, but Mr. Gage had already passed away.
The body was taken in charge by the Compton Undertaking company and an inquest conducted by Justice R. B. Stanford. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but burial will take place some time Friday.
Mr. Gage who was employed as a watchman by the Cotton Belt, made his home with his daughter at 515 Brook avenue. He was born in Arkansas, having lived in McLennan county most of his life, the greater part of the time in Crawford. He had been a resident of Waco for about 15 years.
Mr. Gage was a member of the Brook Avenue Baptist church. He had been a Mason for many years, serving as secretary of the Crawford lodge for about 25 years. He was known to and beloved by many here.
Surviving Mr. Gage are two sons and two daughters, Roy M. Gage, Waco; E.R. Gage, Fort Worth; Mrs. A. E. Wright, Waco; Mrs. P. F. Walsh, Fort Worth,. He also has two sisters, Mrs. Wm. R. Smith, Waco, and Mrs. Nannie Sadler, Valley Mills.
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