McLennan County, Texas
October 1904

Transcribed by Bentley Hooks


      Mrs. Hughes Dead
   Mrs. Samuel Hughes, aged 56 years, died last night at 11:25 o'clock, at the residence of J.F. Herbert in East Waco, after an illness of some time.
  Mrs. Hughes is a sister of Mrs. Herbert, and has been living in Newport, Kentucky. She came here a little over two months ago for her health, but the change did not result as had been hoped.  
  Members of her family are on the way to Waco, but it is not known whether Mrs. Hughes will be buried here or the remains sent to Newport, hence no announcement as to the funeral can be made at this time.


      Death of Claude Best
  The news has been received here of the death of  Mr. Claude Best, which occurred Friday at his home in North Carolina. Mr. Best was the nephew of Mr. B.H. Allen of this city and resided in Waco for several years in the employ of Mr. Allen. He was a young man of about 25 years and was possessed of many ennobling  qualities, being well liked by all who knew him. The news of his death will be learned with regret by many.


      Little Child Dead
  The little 9-months-old girl of  Mrs. James Kelly of College Heights died yesterday evening, and the funeral took place this morning, interment at Greenwood cemetery, near Speegleville.
  Mrs. Kelly has the tenderest sympathies of all who knew her in this sad affliction, and this sympathy is doubly intense owing to the fact that Mrs. Kelly has within the short space of a year lost her mother, husband, brother and now the little baby. Such sorrow is certainly crushing.

      The Death of  Perry Lewis
         Particulars of the Accident Which Saddened a Whole Community
  The following account of the accident which caused the death of Perry Lewis is published in order to correct errors in former reports.
  Last Monday night about the hour of nine, three young men, Messrs. Perry and John Lewis and Milsap, all of Lorena, came into Waco to attend to business. When on South Eleventh street near Speight the horse took fright suddenly, and dashing the three occupants to the ground within a short distance of each other, the horse making his way to East Waco, where he was found.
  Mr. Perry Lewis, the eldest, having been almost suddenly killed. It is supposed when he was thrown from the buggy that the horse kicked him in the head, causing concussion of the brain from which he died at 10:58 Monday night.
  On a cot he was borne to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Munnerlyn, Jr., 1320 South Eleventh street, where the physicians dressed the fatal wound.


      Burned to Death
          Negro Woman and a Child Perish in Residence Fire at Tunis
  Caldwell, Tex., Oct. 7 -  A house on  J.W. Page's place near Tuns [sic], was burned yesterday and two negroes, a woman and her child, perished in the flames.
  The woman was half-witted and it is supposed that she set the house afire; there was no one else near at the time.


       Died While in Waco
   Mrs. W.S. Sumner of Bremond, who has been in Waco on a visit, died at 7 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness. She was only 32 years of age.
  The remains were shipped to Bremond for interment and the funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this afternoon.

      A Child Dead
   Louis Aleene, the 8-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Trimble, died at 6:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at 702 Dallas street, East Waco.
  The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon, interment at Oakwood cemetery. The parents will have the sympathy of many friends in their affliction.

      Francis Arndt Dead
   Francis Arndt, aged 6 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arndt, died at 1:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon, on the Robinson road south of Waco.
  The funeral took place at 10 o'clock this morning from the Church of the Assumption, interment in Holy Cross cemetery.


       Died in Arizona
  News has been received here of the death in Arizona of John Wood, a son of Dr. Wood of Robinson. The young man was well known here.
  He was just about grown and has been in Arizona for the past three years. It is understood that he died from fever, though details have not yet been received.
  The family is prominent at Robinson and the death of the young man will be received with regret by those who knew him. The remains will be sent to Robinson for interment, but it is not known at this writing just when they will arrive.


      Killed by Train
         It Is Supposed That The Man Failed To Hear Signal
  Waxahachie, Tex., Oct. 24- Saturday afternoon about 2:30  Lewis Blankership, a white man, was struck by a Texas Midland train near the station of Alsdorf in the eastern part of Ellis county and instantly killed. The man was walking along the track and it is supposed he failed to hear the train approaching, or else disregarded the signals given by the engineer. Little was known of the man in the community where he was killed. An inquest was held by Justice Stovall of Ennis.


      A Switchman Dead
   C.F. Gillespie, a switchman on the Cotton Belt, died at 12 o'clock last night, aged 40 years. He was known among his associates as "Barrel", and was a popular and jovial man.
  The remains will tonight be shipped to Decatur, Ill., for interment, as the parents of Gillespie reside there. He has been in Waco about four years, and has recently been very ill. The funeral will take place in Decatur on the afternoon of October 30 at 3 o'clock.


       George Heerlein Dead
  George Heerlein, an aged citizen, passed away at 11 o'clock this morning at the residence of his son, C.J. Heerlein, 526 Speight street.
  Mr. Heerlein, who was 81 years of age, had been ill for some little time and his failing strength presaged the end. The funeral arrangements have not been made at this time, owing to the fact members of the family in New Orleans have not been heard from.
  The Times-Herald of Sunday morning will contain further details of the matter, together with time and place of funeral.

      Mrs. L.B. Foster Dead                [Catherine Thompson Keeble Foster]
   Mrs. Kate F. Foster, wife of L.B. Foster, died at 6:30 yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. W.J. Casseday, No.[?] 1429 South Eighth street, aged 52 years.  
  Mrs. Foster came to Waco about two weeks ago from Rosebud to be treated for asthma and heart trouble combined, but the complication was a serious and baffling one, and grew worse until death resulted.
  The funeral will take place at 3:30 this afternoon at Robinsonville, services conducted by Rev. C.W. Peyton. A number of persons from Waco will go, as Mrs. Foster was a resident of this city some time and an excellent woman. She leaves a husband and several children and her taking will be mourned by many.


      Infant's Death
   Pope, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buchanan, died at the family residence in East Waco this morning at 10:25, after an illness of five days. The little babe was taken a few days ago with pneumonia and despite all efforts put forth to save it, the little one passed away this morning.
  The heart broken parents have the tender sympathy of all of their friends. The funeral will take place in the morning at 10 o'clock from the residence, on the corner of Sherman and Chestnut streets, East Waco, Rev. S.A. Barnes officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.
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