McLennan County, Texas
March 1917

MARCH 09, 1917

The Herald is informed that the death of T.N. Barnesdale, owner of the franchise of the Mart Gas Company, and a leading figure in the natural gas business of Texas and other states, died at his home in Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 28. Deceased was known to many in Mart, and was prominent in business circles over the country.

Mrs. W. H. Smith, who lived near Groesbeck, was buried in the Kirk cemetery the first of the week. She left a husband and infant child, and the baby is not expected to live.

We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to friends and neighbors for their many courtesies and words of sympathy extended upon the occasion of the death of our husband and father, W. J. Gillam. We pray our Heavenly Father's blessings upon one and all.
Mrs. W.J. Gillam and Children

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Melton sympathize with them in the loss of their infant, which died early Wednesday morning, having lived only about an hour. Funeral service was held at the home at two o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield, interment following in Mart Cemetery.

MARCH 16, 1917


W. T. Porter, age 35, living on the Martin Place below Oklahoma, died Monday night, leaving a wife and five children, ages from 2 to 10 years old. Also a mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss. Services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. J.A. Black of Mart. Interment at Waco at 5:30 p.m.


Mrs. Jno. M. Climer Sr., age 65, died at Ben Hur Friday, March 9, after a lingering illness of many months, interment being made in Mart cemetery Saturday afternoon. The funeral of this good woman was in charge of Pastor Burton, assisted by Rev. O.B. Turner of Thornton and Rev. C.E. Lindsey of Mart, all of whom paid deserved tribute to her character and life. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of all their friends.
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