McLennan County, Texas
May 1915

MAY 7,1915


 S. H. Fetner of Mart, proprietor of the Fetner boarding house on North Main street died at Mineral Wells last Sunday at the age of 58 years.
Deceased had been troubled with attacks of dropsy for some time, and went to Mineral Wells for treatment two weeks prior to his death.
The body was brought to Mart Monday night and held at the home pending the arrival of W.E. Parker, a nephew, from Alabama. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield. Interment in
Mart cemetery immediately following.
Mr. Fetner was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, and has been a citizen of Mart for more than 12 years.
There are many friends who sympathize with his wife in the loss of her faithful companion.

MAY 28.1915


The death of Mrs. J.L. Hudson occurred at the home of her son L. B. Hudson, Mart, Texas, at 10:45 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1915 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Funeral services were held at the home 1:30 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Mayfield, assisted by Rev. C. E. Lindsey, pastors of local Baptist and Methodist churches.
Interment was made in Kirk cemetery following the funeral, and at the grave, tribute was paid deceased in short talks from Rev. J. O. Jordan and Rev. O. B Turner of Kirk.
The body was tenderly laid to rest by the side of that of her husband who but a years previous had gone to their home above.
Deceased had been a patient sufferer for many months and her demise was not unexpected. However, as a loving mother, a kind friend and faithful Christian, she will be missed by those who knew her best.
The following sons survive her, all of whom were present at the funeral: J. L. Hudson of Athens, Texas: R.D. Hudson, Alice, Texas; W. E. Hudson, Winters, Texas; L. B. Hudson, W.S. Hudson and T. L. Hudson of Mart. Rev. J. O. Jordan and wife of Thorton and Mrs. W. D. Titsworth of Reisel were also in attendance at the funeral.

MAY 28, 1915

C. C. Easter Surrenders to Officers and Makes Bond.

Another tragic occurrence that disturbed the quietude of Mart's community life was the killing of J.F. Satterwhite, age 27, by C. C Easter, about one mile south of town, Monday night, May 24, at about eight o'clock.
Young Satterwhite and Easter's wife were driving to a dance in the country and were intercepted by Easter in another buggy, accompanied by Will Stephens. The shooting followed. Satterwhite was killed and Mrs. Easter wounded by a bullet in her side. The force of which stopped by a stell stay in her corset.
The Easters had been separated six months or more, but no divorce proceeding instituted. They have a young child. Following the shooting, Mrs. Easter was brought back to town to the home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Fluth, where she has been living since leaving her husband. She is expected to soon recover from the wound she received.
Following an inquest by Judge Teer, Satterwhites body was brought back to town and after being cared for by the undertaker was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. T.M. Blakwood. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, and the body carried for interment to Boone Terre, Mo., the old home of the deceased.
Satterwhite was an I.&G.N. Fireman, who had lived in Mart for the past five years and was very popular among his associates, large numbers of whom attended his funeral.
E. M. Perkins and Joe Allen went as an escort from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers with the body of their dead comrade, accompanying his mother with her husband, T. M Blackwood, and Mrs. J. L. Lightwine, leaving over the I.&G.N. Tuesday night.
Young Easter is the son of W. C. Easter, one of the oldest settlers of the Mart community and a prominent citizen here.
Immediately after the shooting he surrendered to City Marshall B. F. Mills and with Stephens, who was charged with being an accessory in the killing, was later transferred to the care of Sheriff Fleming and lodged in the county jail at Waco.
Young Stephens made the statement to the assistant county attorney that he and Easter were driving to a dance together and came up with the buggy in which were Satterwhite and Mrs. Easter. Stopping the buggy, Easter got out, and going over to the vehicle, started an argument with his wife, according to Stephens. Hot words were passed between the Easters, he said and finally Satterwhite reached toward his pocket. Easter then fired five shots form his revolver. Satterwhite dropped over in the buggy dead without ever having used his weapon, and the horse ran away. Stephens says that Satterwhite's revolver dropped out of the buggy and that he picked it up.
County Attorney McNamara and Sheriff Fleming came to Mart Wednesday and talked to Mrs. Easter. Her statement must have verified that made by Stephens, as upon their return to Waco, Stephens was released, and upon the request of Mrs. Easter's attorneys Tire and Tirey examining trial was waived and Easter was granted bond in the sum of $5,000 which was made.
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