McLennan County, Texas
March 1898

Transcribed by Sandra Van Wyk

Saturday March 12, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

Marlin, Texas, March 12.
 Florence, little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Johnston, of this city, died Thursday night; interment at city cemetery Friday evening at 4 o'clock.  The little innocent had suffered from a severe attack of tonsillitis and some complicated bowel trouble.

Sunday, March 13, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

Mrs. Laura E. White Dead

At 12:30 o'clock yesterday  Mrs. Laura E. White died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Winters, at Fort Worth; aged 71 years.
The remains will be shipped to Waco arriving in the city over the Missouri, Kansas and Texas passenger at 12:13 o'clock today.  The funeral will take place from the depot. Interment at Oakwood.   Rev. F. N. Calvin officiating.
The deceased was a citizen of Waco, and leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.  Those living are H. H. White and H. H. White Jr., husband and son, and two daughters, Mrs. S. P. Herbert of this city and Mrs. Bessie Winters of Fort Worth.

Wednesday, March 16, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

Temple Texas, March 16.  
An old man by the name of  C. H. Abbott who lived here for several years died last night with heart failure.  He has no relatives in this country but the authorities wired his son in Georgia.

Sunday March 20, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

F. Fritz Died From a Surgical Operation.

 F. Fritz died yesterday at the Blackwell hotel about 2 o'clock.  For some time he had been suffering from a cancer on the left cheek inside of his mouth, and yesterday at 12:30 o'clock, Dr. Hale performed the operation of cutting it out.  The patient never rallied, but died from the shock.
For some time he has lived at or near West.  He had upon his person $12 in cash, and a gold watch and chain.  He also willed a horse and carf, and a good chest of carpenter's tools, together with other property sufficient to give him a decent burial.
The remains are now at the undertaking establishment of Fall & Puckett.

Tuesday March 22, 1898
Waco Daily Times Herald

A General Shooting Scrape Said to Have Resulted from the Shooting of  Sheppard.

Intelligence was received at the sheriff's office last night at 10:20 o'clock that Joe Sheppard, superintendent of the county farm, had gotten into a shooting scrape at Harrison and was probably fatally shot.
The news received was very meagre indeed, saying that Mr. Sheppard had gotten into a fuss with a young negro man and the men had separated when later the father of the young negro took the matter up and fired upon Mr. Sheppard with a Winchester rifle probably fatally wounding him.  This caused a general shooting scrape among the negroes and Mr. Sheppard and his friends.
Just how many or how badly any of them were hurt could not be ascertained as there is no telegraph or telephone connection between Harrison and Waco.
As soon as the news reached the sheriff's office Deputies Sheriff Fuller Williamson and Lee Davis started on their horses in a gallop for Harrison.
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