McLennan County, Texas
November 1914

Transcribed by Mary Kay Snell and Sandra Van Wyk

Sunday November 1, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Negro Kills Woman with Iron Spittoon
Crime Committed in East Waco Last Night - Woman's Daughter an Eye-Witness
A sheet iron spittoon, in the hands of a negro man with whom she was living, brought death last night to Mary Wilson, a negro woman, at 715 McKeen street, East Waco.
The woman was killed before the eyes of her 15-year-old daughter who was in the room with the murdered woman, the man who killed her and two other negro women.
According to the girl, her mother and the man were “hurrahing,” when he suddenly picked up the spittoon and hit her.  She died shortly afterwards.
Officers Hardy and Putnam of the police department were last night pursuing a negro named John Green, whom they believe to be the murderer.
The murder was committed at 11:30 o'clock.  At 3 this morning the man had not been captured.

Monday November 2, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Mrs. Watts Dies in Dallas
Funeral Service This Afternoon
Burial in Greenwood Cemetery
(Dallas News)

Mrs. Mattie A. Watts, aged 44 years, wife of H. W. Watts, died at St. Pauls Sanitarium yesterday afternoon.  Her home was at 1511 Young Street.  Mrs. Watts was born in Texas and had lived in Dallas five years.
She is survived by two sons, and four daughters, as follows:  P. A. Taylor, Waco;  Henry W.  Taylor, Jr., Oklahoma;  Mrs. W. R. Wells, Oklahoma; Miss Mareta Taylor McKinney, and Misses Ruth and Betty Taylor of Dallas.
P. A .Taylor, of Waco, son of the deceased, is in Dallas to attend the funeral.  His residence is 920 Taylor street, and he is an employee of the Rex theatre.

November 2, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Funeral of Infant.
The funeral of Wilhelminie May Hall, aged 16 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.  A. Hall, 3104 Lasker Street, who died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock, took placed this morning at 10. Rev. F. N. Calvin officiated, interment being made at Oakwood.

November 2, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Negro Caught After 24 Hours of Chase
Alleged Murderer Found Under Haystack - Charged with Crime Committed Saturday Night
John Green, charged with murder, who was pursued by officers of the sheriffs and police departments throughout Saturday night and all day yesterday, was captured last night at 11 o'clock.  He was traced to a barn on the Will George place, three miles up the Brazos on the east side.  There the officers discovered his hiding place, underneath a stack of hay.  Prodding through the hay with a pitchfork, they forced him out.
The capture was made by Sheriff Fleming, Deputy Joe Roberts and Deputy Constable Phil Hobbs, who had been on the negro's trail since early Sunday morning.
Green is charged by complaint with the murder of Mary Wilson, or Mary Green, a woman with whom he lived at 715 McKeen street, East Waco.  She was struck on the head with an iron spittoon Saturday night about 11:30 o'clock, and died a short time afterward.
The finding of an ax near her dead body, and the nature of the wound in her head, caused the officers to believe that this weapon also was used, to finish the work begun with the spittoon.  When the blow was struck with the spittoon the murdered woman, with John Green, her 15-year-old daughter and two cousins of Green were in their home together.  The first blows were struck before the eyes of the daughter and it is said the woman was dragged into an adjoining room, where the deed was completed.

Wednesday, November 4, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Waco Carpenter Dies Suddenly
J. W. Cox, member of the Waco local of the Carpenters' Union, died Monday night at Hamlin, Texas, from a sudden attack of heart disease.  Mr. Cox had gone to West Texas, along with scores of other carpenters from Waco, to pick cotton, on account of the lack of building work in Central Texas.  He had been apparently in good health until Monday.
The body reached Waco this morning, and the funeral was held at the Compton Undertaking company.  Burial was at Oakwood.  He is survived by a wife and child, residing on Turner street, East Waco.

Thursday, November 5, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Aged Resident Dead.
Samuel Peeples, aged 74, died last night at 10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Gruise, at Chalk Bluff.  The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment being made at Speegleville.  Besides the daughter at Chalk Bluff, Mr. Peeples is survived by two other children.

Saturday, November 7, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Train Kills Father of Mrs. S. P. Brooks
Mrs. S. P. Brooks was called to Joshua yesterday by a telegram, stating that her father, W. F. Sims, had been struck by a Santa Fe train, dying a few hours later.  Mrs. Brooks made the trip in an automobile, but her father passed away before she reached his side.
Mr. Sims was 78 years old, and one of the very highly esteemed residents of Johnson county, where he had lived for many years.  As the Santa Fe railroad runs through a portion of Mr. Sims' farm, it is believed the accident occurred on this place.  Dr. Brooks was in Fort Worth when his father-in-law was killed.
Besides the daughter here, Mr. Sims is survived by two other daughters and four sons.

Tuesday November 10, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Mrs. Annie Hartman Died Last Night
Mrs. Annie E. Hartman, aged 43, died last night at 8:30 o'clock at her residence, 514 Jackson street.  The funeral services will be tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, burial at Oakwood cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, C. H. Hartman, and two sons, George and Frank.  Frank Hartman is an employee of the business office of the Times-Herald.
Other immediate relatives of Mrs. Hartman are Mrs. Peter Smith and Mrs. W. H. Smith of Perry, Texas, and H. A. Smith and Lewis Bricknow.

Tuesday November 10, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Mail Carrier Killed by Street Car Today
U. L. Robinson, While Driving Postman's Cart, is Victim of Fatal Accident
Met Street Car at Fourth and University Streets-Motorman Says Carrier Pulled Wrong Rein.
U. L. Robinson, for two years an employee of the post office in Waco, was killed by a street car on South Fourth Street at 11 o'clock this morning.
Robinson was a mail carrier, using a horse and two wheeled cart in this service.  The accident happened at Fourth and University.
According to the statement of G. C. Gibson, motorman of the car which struck the carrier, Robinson was driving into Fourth from the direction of Fifth.  The car was going south at a medium rate of speed, he said.  The carrier saw the car and in trying to turn his horse off the track, pulled the wrong rain.  W. L. Blackman was conductor on the car.
When the car struck the vehicle, Robinson was throw out.  He was caught by the brake beam and dragged about thirty feet.  The wheels did not pass over him, but he was badly mangled.  It is believed that the shock of the collision killed him instantly.
The horse and cart were tossed to one side, but not badly damaged.
Mr. Robinson was 40 years of age.  He had lived here since ten years ago, when he was transferred to Waco from an Indiana post office.
Postmaster Hoffmann, commenting on his death this morning, said, “Mr. Robinson was one of the most efficient and trustworthy employees ever known in the Waco post office.
He is survived by his wife and seven children.  Their residence is near Gurley Park, on South Second, close to the city limits.
In accordance with a provision of the federal laws governing post office employees, $2,000 is awarded to the widow and orphans of any employee killed while in the discharge of his duty.  There is little doubt that this provision will be made in this case.
The funeral will probably be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, burial at Oakwood.


Tuesday November 10, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Death Mrs. M. E. Schaper
Beloved Waco Woman Called to her Reward
The funeral of Mrs. M. E. Schaper, aged 66, who died yesterday afternoon at 5:15, at her residence, 1725 Alexander street, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment being made at Oakwood.  Mrs. Schaper had been ill only since last Wednesday.
Decedent had lived here since 1895, and she had a host of friends in this city.
Three children survive, Miss Mamie, one of the teachers in the public schools here; another daughter here, Miss Etta, and a son, Herman, who lives in California.  These have the sincere sympathy of many in their great bereavement.

Tuesday November 10, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Burial at Waterville, Kansas
The remains of John W. Norris, aged 73 years, who died at 5:30 yesterday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. E. Lard, 1415 South Ninth Street, were shipped to Waterville, Kansas, today by Undertaker F. M. Compton.  Mr. Norris had been here since the early part of last September, coming to Waco after the death of his wife, on August 30 last.  In addition to the daughter here, he is survived by three sons, John Jr., Greenleaf, Kan.; Frank, Centralia, Kan., and Will Norris, Frankford, Kan.


Wednesday, November 11, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Pioneer Minister of Waco is Dead
Dr. B. H. Carroll, Aged 71, Succumbed to Heart Disease this Morning
Pastor Here 29 Years
Chosen to Preach for First Baptist Church in 1871-Career Was One of Picturesque Interest
Dr. B. H. Carroll, for twenty-nine years pastor of the First Baptist church of Waco, died this morning at 1 o'clock at his residence in Fort Worth.  He became pastor of the  First Baptist Church here in 1871, resigning in 1900 to take the chair of Bible instruction at Baylor University, which position he held until the organization of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Ft Worth, of which he was made president.  He left Waco to assume this latter position in 1911, having lived in Waco since 1869.

At the time of his death he lacked a few weeks of attaining his seventy-second year.

Dr. Carroll's career was a most picturesque one. He was born near Carrollton, Miss., December 27, 1842.  Coming to Caldwell county, Texas, when a small child, he was eighteen years of age at the outbreak of the civil war. He assisted in the raising of the last American flag which floated in Texas before the secession of this state, and when the flag was unfurled, delivered an impassioned address to the assembled crowd, calling on them to repudiate secession and stand by the Union.

But when secession came, he stood by his own people.  He was enrolled in the Confederate army at San Antonio in the spring of 1861, joining the Seventeenth Texas infantry.  Under Col. R. T. P. Allen, he was actively engaged through the war, and was severely wounded at Mansfield, LA.

Until the end of the war, he scouted religious sentiment, and proclaimed himself an infidel.  But in 1865, following the close of the war, he was converted to Christianity at a Baptist camp-meeting in Burleson county.  Soon afterward he began to study for the ministry.  He preached and taught school in Burleson county until 1869, when he moved to Waco.  In 1870 he became assistant pastor of the First Baptist church, and pastor in 1871.

During his pastorate in Waco, he took part in a number of hotly contested prohibition campaigns.  His debate with Roger Q. Mills in Waco on July 4, 1887, is regarded by many as the most eloquent debates ever held in Texas on the prohibition question.  But in spite of Dr. Carroll's efforts, the state went wet by an overwhelming majority.

He took an active interest in Baylor university, and was for many years president of the board of trustees.

He was married in June, 1866, to Miss Ellen Bell in Burleson county.  Miss Bell had come to Texas from Starkville, Miss. Three children survive them.  They are Dr. B. H. Carroll, Jr., United States consul at Venice; Rev. C. C. Carroll, pastor of the First Baptist church  at Owensboro, Ky.; Mrs. E. O. T. Piers, wife of a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Mrs. J. D. Josey of Wallis, Texas.

In 1900 Dr. Carroll was married a second time to Miss Hallie Harrison of Waco, who was at the time instructor of music at Baylor University.  She is a daughter of the late General Thomas Harrison and a sister of James A. Harrison of Beaumont, Thomas A. Harrison and Captain W. K. Harrison,  of the United States navy.  Mrs. Carroll survives her husband,  as also does their son, Harrison Kerfoot Carroll, aged 13.
For several months prior to his death, Dr. Carroll has been ill with heart disease, and his condition was such as to cause uneasiness.  He was taken suddenly worse yesterday afternoon.

The funeral will be held in Waco tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the First Baptist Church, burial at Oakwood.

The pall bearers will be selected from among the thirty-six deacons of the First Baptist Church.  Three of them will be the three deacons who were service during Dr. Carroll pastorate, Dr. J. T. Harrington, M. H. Standifer, and S. B. Humphreys.

Body Will Arrive Tonight
Associated Press
Fort Worth, Texas. Nov. 11 - The body of Dr. B. H. Carroll, founder and president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be taken to Waco tonight for Burial.  Dr. Carroll died this morning at 1:30 o'clock after a long illness.  Preliminary burial services will be held in the seminary chapel this afternoon previous to the start of the funeral party to Waco.  Messages of condolence were received today from Baptists all over the United States and many Texas Baptists will be here this afternoon for the services and in Waco tomorrow for the funeral.  Dr. Carroll is the father of B. H.  Carroll, Jr., United States consul at Venice.

Notice to Veterans
All members of Pat Cleburne camp are requested to attend the funeral of Dr. B. H. Carroll, which will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the First Baptist Church.
Gus West, Commander,
Bradford Hancock Adjutant.


Wednesday, November 11, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Funeral of Mail Carrier Held at 4

The funeral of Urban Lee Robinson, who was killed yesterday by a street car while engaged in his duties as a mail carrier, was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence on South Second street near Gurley park.  Dr. C. T. Caldwell of the First Presbyterian church officiated.

Mr. Robinson had been a mail carrier for fifteen years.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Urban L. Robinson of Louisville, Ky., his mother surviving him.  He was married November 15, 1889 to Miss Dudla Smith of Louisville.  One brother survives him, John R. Robinson of New York City.  He leaves his wife and six children, Dorothy, May, Martha, Urban Lee, Rebecca and Catherine.

The pallbearers:  Active -- Jno M. Killough, John Frazier, P. Goddard, George Wallace, George Bryan, Wallace Taylor, Honory - W. H. Hoffmann, J. F. Horsful, C. W. Davis, Fred Wallace, C. L. Meals, J. L. J. Kidd, Fred Obenchain, A. C. Jackson, W. W. Miller, J. C. Anderson, L.  Williams, J. T. Harrison, E. Schiller, M. Jobe, E. A. Shiffhite,  T. C. Carroll, W. F. Kincannon, A. C. Austermuhle, J. B. Cottle.

Thursday, November 12, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Funeral of John Sandford.
The funeral of John Sandford, piano tuner, who died suddenly Tuesday night from heart disease, was held yesterday afternoon in East Waco.  The body was held a short time to await word from relatives.  But none being received, the theory was accepted that Sandford had no known relatives.  This had been his statement during his life.

Thursday, November 12, 1914
Waco Times Herald

 Negro Intruder Killed Today
Shot by Another Negro When He Tried to Force Way into a South Second Street House.
Gus Smith, a negro, employed on the Horne farm, made a fatal mistake when he broke in the door of the home of J. V. Marshall, another negro, living at 1518 South Second street.  He had hardly smashed the upper panel, when he received the contents of a shotgun in his right breast, dying as he was brought to town in the patrol wagon.  The shooting occurred about 2:30 this morning.

A call was received at the city hall about 2 o'clock this morning from a white man living on Cottonwood street, who claimed that someone was trying to enter his home. When Policeman Tom Abbott and Joe Carlisle responded, they were unable to locate the negro.  They had hardly returned to the police station when another call came in from Marshall saying that he had killed another negro.  When the officers reached Marshall's place they found Smith on the ground, near the door, mortally wounded.

Marshall said that his wife was at the front door trying to prevent Smith from entering when the latter broke the panel.  The door shows no trace of a bullet hole, indicating that Marshall waited until the intruder broke down the door before he fired.

The remains of the dead negro were viewed this morning by Justice H. M. Richey, the body having been taken to the L. C. Puckett undertaking establishment.  Marshall was transferred to the county jail later in the day.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
Monday, November 16, 1914

 Death This Morning of Mrs. Fannie Howells

Mrs. Fannie Curran Howells, aged 52, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the family residence, 1909 Columbus street, after an illness of two months. The end came very suddenly, and as a great shock to the husband and two daughters. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, but the body may be sent to Mrs. Howells' old home, Toledo, O., for interment.
For about fifteen years Mrs. Howells had been a resident of Waco, and during that time she made many friends in this city. She was a member of the Euterpean club and other local organizations, and she was very prominent in Waco musical circles. She was the author of a number of musical compositions, each of great merit.
The death of this gifted woman brings sincere sorrow and regret to a host of friends. Mrs. Howells was very popular with all, her never-failing kindness, her intense, earnest desire to be of aid and comfort to others being only a few of her many very commendable traits which endeared her to all with whom she came in contact.
To the bereaved husband, F. I. Howells, and the two daughters, Mrs. J. F. McGrath and Miss Bessie Howells, both of this city, the sincere sympathy of many is tendered.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
Tuesday, November 17, 1914

 Pioneer Resident Died Last Night
Grim Reaper Claimed Major J. K. Wemple--Had Lived Here More
Than Four Decades

Death claimed another pioneer resident of Waco, when Major J. K. Wemple, aged 79, died last evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Crow, 1902 Columbus street. The funeral took place from the Crow home at 3 o'clock this afternoon,
interment being made at Oakwook, Rev. C. T. Caldwell officiating.
The pall bearers are: N. D. Durst, Dick Stone, Tom Padgitt, George C. Slade, Richard Jurney and Alf Edwards.
Though he had been in ill health for some time, Major Wemple had been confined to his bed only since last Tuesday. A pronounced change for the worse became apparent yesterday afternoon, dissolution occurring at the hour above named.  Born in New York state, he came to Texas and served in the Confederate army with bravery and distinction, enlisting at Paris,
Texas. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Hoskins at Milford. For more than three decades he was employed by the Tom Padgitt company, being one of the most faithful of the many employees of this big firm.
Major Wemple had been a resident of Waco for 43 years, and during that very lengthy period he formed a very wide circle of intimate friends and acquaintances. He belonged to the old school.
Always courteous and chivalrous, he endeared himself to all by his uniform kindliness, his desire to assist others and his great love for humanity. He esteemed above price the respect and friendship of his fellowman, and this was marked throughout his nearly four score years. In all things was his word accepted without question, and any statement he made was received implicitly.
Besides his widow, he is survived by four children, one son and three daughters, Charles Wemple, Mrs. Louis Crow, Mrs. John G. Fall, and Mrs. A. B. Cates, all of this city. These have the tender sympathy of many in their great bereavement.


 Albert Gregory Dead.

Albert Gregory, aged 40, died today at noon, at his home, 1713 Ross avenue. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30, interment to be made at Oakwood. Mr. Gregory, who came here about a year and a half ago from Childress, had been ill for the past two and a half months. He is survived by his widow and five children.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Wednesday, November 18, 1914

 Ends Life with Dose of Carbolic Acid

Out Of Work and Despondent, W. H. Arnett Commits Suicide
Had Lived in Waco for about Eight Years--Remains will be shipped
to Alabama

Carbolic acid resulted in the death of W. H. Arnett, aged 45, at his home, 2109 Herring avenue, at 6:30 this morning. The remains will be shipped to Union Grove, Ala., for interment, about Saturday, by Undertaker F. M. Compton.
From what can be learned, the dead man, who was formerly employed in a local sash and door plant, had been out of work for some time. This, together with ill health, seemed to have made him despondent, and he brooded over his misfortunes.
It was about 6 o'clock when Arnett took the poisonous draught, and two physicians were called, but their efforts were powerless to save his life. The bottle containing the acid was an ounce vial, but some of the liquid had been used for other purposes. He had been talking with his wife just a short time before he took the acid, and he was alone in the room when he decided to end his life. Mr. Arnett had been living in Waco for the past seven or eight years, and he was highly esteemed by his neighbors and friends.
He is survived by his widow, one son and a daughter.
The remains were viewed this morning by Justice J. J. Padgett, who will conduct an inquest some time today.

 Death Sudden for J. N. Harris

J. N. Harris, Pioneer Brick Yard Man, Died at Early Hour This Morning

Heart failure is ascribed as the cause of the death of J. N. Harris, veteran brick yard man, who died suddenly at his home, 705 South Fourth street, at 12:10 this morning. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment to be made at Oakwood. The Masons will have charge of the funeral.
The active pall bearers are: A. H. Bell, E. R. Blocker, J. R. Davis, W. J. Hill, Clint Padgitt and J. R. Wright. Honorary: W. D. Lacy, Eugene Early, Dr. H. C. Black, J. K. Rose, A. J. Holloway, T. D. Hays, J. S. Harrison, T. F. Mann, A. R. McCollum and R. S. Ross.
About 11 o'clock last night Mr. Harris, who had been in ill health for the past few years, arose to turn on the hydrant in the bathroom thinking it would freeze during the night. As he re-entered the bedroom he staggered and fell to the floor. A physician was summoned, but Mr. Harris was beyond human aid, and he died about an hour later.
Had he lived until November 24, Mr. Harris would have been 75 years old. He came here from the place where he was born, White Plains, Ala., in 1852, and he had resided here continuously since that time, with the exception of the period he served in the Confederate army. He enlisted here under General Ross and served throughout the war between the states.Mr. Harris was one of the first to engage here in the manufacture of brick, and he operated a brick yard in East Waco for about forty-five years. For about twenty years, he lived on the east side.
Fewer men were better known in Waco than J. N. Harris, and none was more highly esteemed. He had a wide acquaintanceship throughout the state. In every relation of life J. N. Harris was found true and faithful. He was a man of tireless energy and activity, and he remained in harness so long as his physical condition permitted.
Affable and courteous at all times, Mr. Harris was one of Waco's best citizens. He did his full part in the upbuilding of Waco, and he took active interest in this city's growth and prosperity. Good deeds in great number were rendered by him, but these were performed quietly and without display of any kind.
Besides his widow, Mr. Harris is survived by two sons here, Alec and Harvey Harris, and two daughters, Mrs. E. H. Hardin of Temple and Mrs. Pat H. Dean of St. Louis. The latter will be here for the funeral. Mr. Harris also had a sister, Mrs. Nannie McGhee, and a stepmother, Mrs. Margaret Ross Harris, both of whom live in Dallas. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of many in their great loss.


WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Thursday, November 19, 1914

Funeral of J. N. Harris Postponed Today

The funeral of J. N. Harris, which was to have been held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, has been postponed until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. This change was made on account of Mrs. Pat Dean, daughter of the deceased, being delayed. The Katy train on which she was to arrive from St. Louis at 1 o'clock today was held at Dallas, and is not due until 5 o'clock this afternoon.

 Death at Lorena of Mrs. Mary Gordon

The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Gordon, aged 75, who died yesterday morning at 3:25 at Lorena, took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Gordon passed away at the home of her son, Dr. R. A. Gordon. Many were present at the funeral, from the neighborhood contiguous to Lorena.
Ever since 1884 Mrs. Gordon had been a resident of Lorena. She came there from Rockdale and moved to Texas from Mississippi in 1878. She had been ill for the past three months, and had been confined to her bed for about twenty days. She was universally beloved and esteemed by a very large circle of friends.  She is survived by the following children: Dr. E. C. Gordon, Columbus; A. M. Gordon, Eddy; Dr. R. A. Gordon, Lorena; Mrs. G. D. Whitsett, Amarillo; Preston Gordon, Lorena. Mrs. Whitsett was formerly a resident of Waco.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Monday, November 23, 1914

 Beaty Funeral Was Held Today at 10:30

The funeral of James L. Beaty was held this morning at 10:30 o'clock from the chapel of the L. C. Puckett Undertaking company.  Rev. A. D. Porter officiated. For the past year Mr. Beaty has been living in Pine Bluff, Ark., with Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Watson, Mrs. Watson being his daughter.
Mr. Beaty, who was 77 years of age, was born in Quitman, Ga.  He came to Waco in 1892, and a few years ago moved to Wootan Wells, going from there last year to Pine Bluff.
He died in Pine Bluff, the body being brought to Waco Saturday night by Mr. and Mrs. Watson.
The pall bearers were W. H. Jones, W. W. Seley, O. L. Stribling, A. D. Adams, J. A. Dryden and Charles E. Moore.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Thursday, November 26, 1914

 Mike Murphy Name of Man Who Hanged Himself

Employees at the lock and dam, while here this morning, positively identified the body of the man found in the back yard of C. A. Westbrook, at Lorena, yesterday morning, hanging from the limb of a tree, as being that of Mike Murphy, a laborer at lock and dam No. 8, located 11 miles below Waco.
The funeral of Murphy took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the undertaking establishment of L. C. Puckett, interment being made at Greenwood.
For about two years Murphy had been employed at the lock and dam, and he is said to have served for about twenty years in the United States army.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Friday, November 27, 1914

 Aged Woman Dead

Mrs. Mary E. Graves, aged 78, died this morning at 3 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.H. A. Wilson, 712 Dutton street. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon, interment to be made in the cemetery at Chalk Bluff. She had been ill about four months.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Graves had lived in McLennan county for the past 20 years, making her home here for little more than two years. Besides the daughter here, she is survived by three other daughters and three sons, Mrs. Anna Jenkins, Teague; Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Moscow, Tenn.; Mrs. Willie Wilson, Chalk Bluff; John Graves, Columbus, Miss.; Jim Graves, Concord, and Henry Graves, Waco.


 Medicine Salesman Suicided Today

W. T. Campbell Takes Strychnine at his Rooming House, Corner of Eleventh and Clay

W. T. Campbell, aged about 45 years, committed suicide this afternoon at Eleventh and Clay. He took strychnine, and died before medical attention could reach him.
The deceased was an itinerant salesman for patent medicines. For the past few months he has been boarding at Eleventh and Clay. When it was learned, about 1 o'clock, that he had taken the poison, the police were informed of it at once. Patrolman Gross went to the scene in the city patrol, but the man was dead when he arrived there.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Saturday, November 28, 1914

 Illinois Farmer Found Dead in San Antonio

Associated Press.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 28.--
Franklin Morrison, 71 years old, a retired farmer of Hillsboro, Ill., was found dead in his apartments here this morning. Morrison left a number of notes in which he asserted he had been fleeced out of approximately $20,000 by a supposed friend whom he termed a "wolf in sheep's garb." Two empty vials labelled "poison" were found near the body.

WACO DAILY TIMES-HERALD
Monday, November 30, 1914

 Bury Mother and Son Tomorrow

Double Funeral will Take Place at Calvert--Another Son Critically Ill

When the remains of Mrs. L. G. Brown, who died here early yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Richards, are interred at Calvert tomorrow morning, a double funeral will take place, her son, Herndon Brown, about 38, having died in Fort Worth last night, and he is to be buried alongside his mother.  Another son in Fort Worth, Bob Brown, is also said to be critically ill.
This morning the body of Mrs. Brown was sent to Calvert by Undertaker L. C. Puckett. Revs. J. C. Burdett of Abilene and Rev. J. R. Dunn of Calvert will officiate.
Mrs. Richards has the sympathy of many friends in the double bereavement that is hers, by reason of the death, on the same day, of both her mother and brother.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
This site designed and maintained by .
Copyright 2005.