McLennan County, Texas
June 1912

JUNE 07, 1912


 J. D. Walling, age 85, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.W. Finley in South Mart at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, June 2nd.
Deceased, had lived an honorable life and reached a ripe old age. While the family has resided here only a short time they are held in high esteem by all their acquaintances.
The remains were carried to Irene Monday for interment in a private cemetery near that place.
Several children survive their father, some of whom were present at the time of his death. Those living are Mrs. H. W. Finley, Mart; Mrs. W. F. Elliott, San Antonio; Mrs. R.V. Fletcher, Oklahoma; A.D. Walling, Malone; C.A. Walling, Burkburnett; J. J. and R. D. Walling of Mertens.


News comes just before going to press, that Jim Sellers, son of Mrs. A. E. Sellers of Mart, has been accidentally killed by a freight train near Mineola, on the Mineola branch of I. & G. N. Ry. He was Claim Agent for the Company.
The remains are to be brought to Mart for interment at some hour Saturday.
The Herald extends sympathy to the bereaved mother.

JUNE 14, 1912

The accidental death of J. M. Sellers in the I. & G.N. yards at Tyler mention of which was made in last week's Herald, proved to be a remarkable co-incidence. Later advices developed the fact that Sellers in his capacity of claim agent for the company was investigating the death of a woman who had been killed at this same crossing where he himself was struck down by a backing train. The body was embalmed and forwarded to Mart, accompanied by a representative of the local order of Elks of which organization deceased was a member. Several others also came for the funeral. The sad accident was such a blow to the mother that she was unable to attend the funeral, which was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. W. Fort, at the Methodist Church nine o'clock Saturday morning. Interment immediately followed in Mart Cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. E. G. Goforth, L. D. Fretwell, J. D. Nash, J. E. Carroll, J. C. Hume and T. H. Williams. Those present from out of town were Mrs. A. P. Jones of Fort Worth, sister of the deceased, accompanied by her husband; Messrs. S. W. Green, A. T. Kniece, Atty. C.M. Kay and Atty. G. R. Fowler of Palestine, Asst. Claim Agt. E. R. Ramsey and H.F. Burnie, chief clerk Claim Dept., Houston; Asst. Claim Agts. J. C. Hume and T. S. Tarbutton of San Antonio. There were many beautiful floral offerings, attesting to the esteem in which deceased was held by numerous friends.

JUNE 28, 1912

 Tip Coker who was killed in Mart last Saturday was buried in Prairie Hill Sunday. He had lived in this and Delia community for several years previous to his going to Mart and had many friends here who were greatly shocked and grieved to hear of his untimely death. Rev. Tatum conducted the funeral service. It was estimated that there were perhaps two thousand five hundred people at the funeral. We extend to the bereaved mother and family our deepest sympathy.
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