McLennan County, Texas
October 1909

OCTOBER 03, 1909


In the death of Mrs. Z. T. Fulmore of Austin, not only numerous friends in Waco, but thousands all over Texas are mourning the loss of a gracious friend and a gifted and beautiful woman. From the society editor of the Austin-Statesman Mrs. Fred Scott, we are indebted for the following beautiful tribute:  Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, the last sad rites over all that was mortal of Mrs. Luella Robertson Fulmore, were pronounced. The end had come very suddenly, while Mrs. Fulmore was at Battle Creek, Mich., and her eldest daughter was with her when death came. The remains arrived home on an early morning train Thursday, accompanied by Judge Fulmore and his daughter, Mrs. Harllee, and the services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. D. N. McLauchlin, pastor of the Southern Presbyterian church, the same afternoon. Very impressive and comforting were his earnest words of hope, and very beautiful was the tribute paid to the departed one, as loyal wife, devoted mother and faithful friend-a beautiful and cultured gentlewoman, with the highest ideals and untiring energy in performing noble deeds.
"Abide With Me" was sung by Messrs. Stacy and Lane and Misses Alice Stevenson and Jernigan before the home service, and "Nearer, My God to Thee" at the close. The floral offerings were in the greatest profusion, covering the casket and filling the room with their delicate fragrance and exquisite beauty, mute tokens of love and sympathy.
Among them were emblems sent by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of 1812, in all of which she had been an active and faithful member.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Thomas F. Taylor, A. N. McCallum, James P. Hart, A. J. Eilers, T. W. Gregory, G. C. Roberson, R. E. Kleberg, and A. P. Wooldridge.
Mrs. Fulmore was born in Salado, Texas in 1855, the daughter of Colonel E. Sterling C. Robertson and granddaughter of Impressario Sterling C. Robertson. She was married in her native town, on the 4th of April 1877, to Judge Z.T. Fulmore of Austin, coming as a bride to their home on West Thirteenth street, where they spent all their married life. She had been a member of the Southern Presbyterian church for many years, having joined her husbands church shortly after her marriage. There are five children, Mrs. Ella Fulmore, Harllee wife of Captain Will Harllee, United States Navy; Sterling, Z. T. Jr., Frank and Imogen Fulmore.
Of the twelve sisters and brothers, there survive her, Huling P. Robertson of Temple, Sterling P. Robertson of Devine, Marion Robertson of El Paso, Mrs. Coree Johnson of Tyler, Mrs. P.H. Harrison of Waco, Mrs. J. W. Durst of Salado, and Maclin Robertson of Salado.
Mrs. Fulmore was interested in patriotic work, and her zeal and energy were instrumental in the fruition of many of the best efforts of the Texas organizations. She was chairman of the Tom Green Monument association when there was little interest taken in the project, and worked untiringly until the monument was completed. She was honored by various offices in the gift of her associates and in all she was "faithful until death."
She was president of the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter, U.D.S. 1901-1902
Custodian Texas Division, U.D.C. 1904-1905
First vice president at Texas Division U.D.C. 1906
Organizer and state president Texas United States Daughters of 1812 from June 1903- June 1907
Third vice president Texas Woman's Press Association 1905-1907
Curator general of the United States D.A.R. from the Thankful Hubbard chapter of Austin.

OCTOBER 4, 1909


R. F. Jackson, who died Saturday afternoon, was buried yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Galloway, Rev. A.D. Porter officiating.
The name was given in the paper yesterday as R.F. Dickerson, but should have been R. F. Jackson.

Brother of A.B. Cowan passed Away at Lebanon, Texas

A.B. Cowan of South Fourth street received a telegram last afternoon telling of the death of his brother, Dr. J.B. Cowan of Lebanon, Tenn., aged about 50 years.
Mr. Cowan left last night for Lebanon over the Cotton Belt railroad and will attend the funeral there tomorrow. Deceased leaves a wife but no children.
He has visited Waco several times and was right well known here. News of his death will be received with sadness by all who knew him.


Emil Hahn, aged 65, a farmer residing at Hillside, died last night at 11:30.
The funeral services were held this afternoon, the remains being interred at the Robinson cemetery. Mr. Hahn had been a resident of McLennan county for a number of years and was regarded as one of its most useful and substantial citizens.

OCTOBER 05, 1909


Mrs. S. E. Penton, aged 42 years, died at 5 o'clock this morning at her home on the Corsicana road, about three and a half miles east of the city.
Interment will take place at the Concord cemetery this afternoon.


Mrs. E. B. Baker, aged 27 years, died at the family residence, 1923 Washington street, at 1:50 this morning after a very brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at the house this afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. J. Grier, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, interment at Oakwood. The following have been selected as pallbearers: John Freeman, Cullen Cooper, J. L. Mistrot, Newt Williams, O. H. Cross, and J. A. Early.
News of the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Baker comes as a decided shock to a host of friends here, who has known her since childhood. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, and was related to some of the most prominent families in this city. Everything that love and devotion on the part of an idolizing husband could suggest was utilized to prolong her life, but the hand of the grim reaper could not be stayed, and while in the prime of young womanhood dissolution occurred. She had only been ill a short time.
Mrs. Baker, by reason of having spent practically her entire life in Waco, had a very large circle of friends and acquaintances, persons who had been intimately associated with her. In social circles she was very prominent and her sweet, winsome manner made her beloved by all. She was formerly Miss Ruth Smith, her parents being numbered among the most esteemed residents of Waco. There was a graciousness in all Mrs. Baker's relations with her friends and neighbors that attracted them to her, an indefinable charm, which made itself felt the instant one came in contact with her. She was a devoted wife, and her wedded life was an exemplification of unalloyed bliss and happiness, her genial presence illuminating her home with the brilliancy of perpetual sunshine.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Baker is survived by her parents, one sister, who resides in Dallas, and a brother, Charles Smith of Temple, and to those bereaved ones the most sincere condolence of hundreds is tendered.

OCTOBER 6 1909


One of the longest funeral corteges ever seen in Waco was witnessed yesterday afternoon, when the remains of Mrs. Ruth Baker were carried to their last resting place, Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Grier pastor of the Second Presbyterian church.
News of Mrs. Baker's death was conveyed to many friends of the family by means of the telephone, and this resulted in bringing together a host of acquaintances, persons who had known and esteemed this most estimable young woman since childhood. No death occurring in Waco recently has been more universally regretted, and the fact that Mrs. Baker's demise should have taken place while she was in the prime of her life added to the sadness of the occasion.
When the grave was filled, multitude of floral offerings were placed thereon, some of them being of exquisite design and beauty.

OCTOBER 07, 1909


Lott, Tx- Mr. George A. Hodges, Sr. aged 71 years, died at the family home this morning. While Mr. Hodges death was not unexpected, it has cast a gloom over the town, he being a pioneer citizen of Lott. Mr. Hodges was a Confederate veteran and was with General Lee on that memorable day at Appomattox. Soon after the war Mr. Hodges settled near where the town of Lott now is, and has been a resident of Falls county ever since. Nineteen years ago when the city of Lott was laid out and a few modern structures erected, Mr. Hodges moved here and established the Lott Clarion, a weekly newspaper; from that time until his recent sickness, he has devoted his time, talent and means for the upbuilding of Lott. He never let an opportunity pass to speak a good word for his town. Mr. Hodges leaves a devoted wife and five children, Mesdames H.R. Seward and Edgar Isaacs of Waco, Mrs. Herman Strickland, Jr. of Arlington, Mrs. T. F. Glass and Geo. A. Hodges Jr., of Lott, all of whom were at his bedside to minister to him in his last hours. Mr. Hodges familiar face will be missed by men in all walks of life, especially will he be missed by the children of the town, of whom he was very fond. He will be laid to rest in the Lott cemetery tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Jno. W. Goodwyn of the Methodist Episcopal church, Mr. Hodges having been a Methodist for forty years.

 Prominent Rosebud Man found Dead in Miller Pasture-Victim of Wild Horse

Rosebud, Texas- J. R. Beal, a prominent resident of this place, was found dead in a pasture belonging to Mrs. P. A. Miller of Waco near this place, yesterday afternoon. He had been dead about an hour when found. The dead man was thrown from his horse and his neck broken by the fall. Mr. Beal had narrowly escaped being killed once or twice before by the same animal, which was very spirited. As no one was near him when the accident occurred, it has been impossible to secure any of the details.
Mr. Beal was one of the prominent residents of this place and had leased the Miller tract of land, a very extensive pasture for the past ten years. He as very highly esteemed in this community, being a progressive and up-to-date citizen in every particular.
The deceased is survived by his widow and several children.

 H. H. Swindler, a Printer, Died at Boarding House at West Tuesday Night

West, Texas- About midnight last night H.H. Swindler was found dead in his bed at the boarding house where he was stopping. The supposition is that he died about 10 o'clock and that heart failure was the cause of his sudden demise.
Mr. Swindler, who was aged 45 or 50 years, had been here but a few days and was employed as a printer on the West Times. His wife, who was at Mexia, is on her way here and will arrive on the 10 o'clock train tonight. The funeral arrangements will not be made until after her arrival.

OCTOBER 10, 1909


We are sorry to note the death in Dallas of Mrs. T. J. Draper, mother of Miss Eva Draper, who visited Waco during the Christmas holidays. This being the first break in a most devoted family, makes the grief more poignant. Mrs. Draper was a member of the Baptist church and had spent and exemplary Christian life. Friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

OCTOBER 11, 1909


Louis A. Hinchman, aged 44 years, died yesterday morning at 6:20 at his residence, 601 Novelty street, after an illness extending over a period of some months. Funeral services were conducted at the house this morning by Rev. E. A. Temple, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, after which the remains were interred at Oakwood.
The following acted as pall bearers: A. G. Secrest, George Hurwood, Charles Moore, J. D. Sinclair, Herbert Lockwood and R. W. Jablonowski.
Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by four children, two sons and two daughters, Frank and Jack Hinchman, and Mrs. Charles Fennelle and Mrs. Belle Cook.
The greatest portion of Mr. Hinchman's life has been spent in Waco, where he was known to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a son of ex-Mayor A. Hinchman, one of the pioneer residents of Waco, and who still resides here.
A man of generous impulses, kind and affectionate in his dealings with others and devoted to his family Louis Hinchman was regarded very highly in this community. He was ever ready to favor those whom he could, and his obliging disposition, his willingness to accommodate the ones whom he could serve, were traits that won for him the esteem and respect of many here.
He had been in poor health for some time, and his every want was gratified during that period by a loving wife and children, while friends were untiring in their efforts to render those little acts of kindness so much appreciated.
To the bereaved widow and children the sincere condolence of friends is proffered.

OCTOBER 14, 1909


This afternoon the remains of O. J. Sutton, the fireman killed in the wreck on the Southern Pacific at McNeil, near Austin, yesterday morning, will arrive here and interment will occur at Oakwood, the funeral taking place from the Katy depot.
Mr. Sutton, who is survived by his widow, was a resident of East Waco, residing on Webster street in that section of the city. A dispatch was sent to Mrs. Sutton early yesterday, conveying the sad tidings of her husband's death.
One very pathetic feature in connection with the death of Mr. Sutton was the fact that he had made arrangements to return to Waco, and would have located permanently here within the next few days, had he not been claimed by the grim reaper.
A man of kindly traits, genial and companionable, the deceased was greatly esteemed here. He had been connected with the Southern Pacific for a number of years and had proved a most satisfactory employee.
To the bereaved widow the most sincere condolence has been proffered.

OCTOBER 15, 1909


Dublin, Texas- Mrs. Askew, wife of T. W. Askew, a prominent and well-to-do farmer living at Purves, eight miles east of here, was fatally burned at noon today while washing, her death occurring at 9:15 tonight. She went to put some clothing in the wash pot and her dress was whipped into the fire by the wind, which was high, and in a moment the fire had spread over her entire body. She started on a run for her husband, who was picking cotton near the house, but before they met her clothing had all burned off and she had fainted. She was taken to the house and physicians immediately summoned but they could do nothing for her.

OCTOBER 16, 1909


Mrs. W. E. Crowder, aged 27 years, died at her home at China Springs, at 1 o'clock this morning. Funeral services took place at 3 this afternoon, the remains being interred in the cemetery at that place.
The deceased, who was called to her reward while in the prime of life, was very highly esteemed in the community where she lived. Her demise has caused sorrow and regrets to a host of friends, who extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved husband and two surviving children.

OCTOBER 18, 1909


Herbert Cooper, aged 12 years, son of Richard Cooper, proprietor of the Buckhorn saloon, was drowned yesterday afternoon in the pool of the Natatorium, where he had gone for a swim.  The remains were removed to the family home, 529 North Fifth street, and were this morning sent to Gatesville at 8:45 for interment. It was at first thought that perhaps the boy could be resuscitated, and every effort was made in that direction, but it was impossible to revive the vital spark, and the dread news had to be broken to the parents of the unfortunate boy.  The incident caused general regret and Mr. Levinski is very much broken up over the matter, although he states that every precaution had been taken to prevent anything of the kind. Six or eight additional guards had been put on to watch the pool and hold the boys in bounds, but it was found impossible to keep them quiet, so glad were they to get back into the pool once more. The attendants watched carefully and tried to keep an account as it were of the number of boys, but there were so many, and they were moving so swiftly, that this proved impossible.  From what can be learned regarding the drowning of young Cooper, it is understood that some boy had been chasing him gleefully about on the floors above the bathing pool, and just before they reached the water's edge it is stated that Cooper fell, rolling into the water. It is thought that he must either have struck his head or knocked the breath from his body, as he went into the water and did not rise, though this was not noticed, as so many boys were there and they were all jumping and diving. Herbert was a good swimmer, and it thought certain that he must have received some injury when he fell. It was not thought at the time he fell that he was hurt. He remained in the water probably twenty minutes before he was found by Wilkes Smith who was diving and who had gone to the bottom.  The boy was taken from the water, two or three physicians summoned, and they worked heroically with him until they themselves were almost exhausted, but it was impossible to restore life. At one time it was thought that there was a faint flutter of the heart, but the organ then refused to work further.

OCTOBER 19, 1909


Miss Mary Wilson, a student of Texas Christian University, died at 7 o'clock last night, succumbing to appendicitis. An operation was performed in the hope of saving her life, but failed to have the desired effect.  The remains were prepared for burial and shipped to the home of the deceased at Grapeland, Texas, today, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Fannie Wilson, and her brother, Dr. S. P. Cunningham of San Antonio. Services were held at 9:30 this morning at the home of Mrs. O. L. Hazelwood, 1115 Herring avenue, where Miss Wilson and her mother were rooming. Rev. Colby D. Hall officiated, while hymns were rendered by the T.C.U. choir. Classmates of the deceased acted as pall bearers, and school was dismissed while the services were in progress, the students attending in a body.  Following the services at Mrs. Hazelwood's residence, memorial exercises were conducted at the University chapel by Rev. W. D. Parks and Dr. J. B. Eskridge.
Miss Wilson, who had been attending T.C.U. for two years, was only 17 years of age at the time of her death, and a musician of great promise. Her ability in a musical capacity won for her the great encomiums from teachers and friends, and her talent in this direction secured for her the most generous and unstinted praise.
A prime favorite with her classmates, kind, obliging and always ready to extend any little courtesy in her power, the deceased was one of the most popular girls at T.C.U. By the faculty and students at that institution her death is universally regretted and the most sincere condolence had been extended to the bereaved mother and other relatives.


Mrs. John Kirby, aged 64 years, died very suddenly last night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Stanard, 1603 South Fourth street. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, interment at Oakwood.  Only a few minutes after she was seized with at sudden illness, Mrs. Kirby passed away. Those in the house with her at the time had no idea that her ailment would result fatally, but she passed away despite the best efforts of physicians and others to save her. Heart failure is believed to have caused her demise.
The deceased, who was a native of Missouri, had been a resident of Waco about three years, making her home during that time with Mrs. Stanard. Hers was a most exemplary character and the serenity of her life was unmarred by the trials which she was called upon to bear. Secure in the love of a devoted husband and children, the sweetness of a most amiable disposition was manifested to all, and to those who knew her best, she was the personification of all those virtues so generally admired in womankind.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Kirby is survived by four children, B. L Kirby, Colton, California; W. J. Kirby, Chicago; Mrs. W. L. Marsh, St.Louis, and Mrs. J. B. Stanard of this city.

OCTOBER 201909


At the home of his sister, Mrs. L. J. Shepard, 816 North Fourth street, at 11 o'clock this morning. Mr. T.R. Lewis of West Virginia died after a lingering illness. Deceased came to Waco a short time ago in the hope of benefiting his health, but the change did no good. He was 32 years old and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He leaves a wife, father, two sisters, a brother and a host of friends.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, but the hour has not been determined on account of non-arrival of relatives. Interment in Oakwood.


Monday afternoon the remains of Herbert Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cooper, who was drowned here Sunday afternoon, were buried at Gatesville, the services being held at the residence of N. P. Cooper, an uncle of the dead boy.
When the train arrived at Gatesville, many companions of the little boy were at the depot, indicating how very popular he had been while living at Gatesville and showing very clearly how generally regretted was his untimely death.
The pall bearers were Claude Henry, Lee Chase, Owen Matthews, and Dodson Ford of Waco, Claude Bailey and Clyde Bailey of Gatesville.
An immense concourse of friends of the family gathered to attend the services at the house and at the grave, it being one of the largest funeral processions following the remains of a child ever observed at Gatesville.  From parties here, who were intimately acquainted with the boy, he is referred to by them in the most commendatory manner. A bright, well-behaved child of unusual promise, his gentlemanly deportment made him a favorite with all whom came in contact with him.
Among the Wacoans present were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Little and E. P. Gates.

OCTOBER 21, 1909


From the residence of J. B. Stanard, 1603 South Fourth street, the funeral of Mrs. John J. Kirby will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Dr. A. J. Barton officiating. Interment will occur at Oakwood.
The pall bearers selected are: T. F. Bryan, M. H. Standifer, J. D. Moore, R. V. Willett, George Stubblefield and Perry Evans.


Charles Hamilton, aged 16 years, died at 7 o'clock yesterday afternoon at 1203 South Tenth street, after a brief illness.
He was buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Greenwood cemetery. The death of this boy was deeply regretted by all who knew him.


Mrs. R. G. Dugger, aged 59 years, died at 12 o'clock this morning at the residence of W.H. Fairchild on North Eleventh street, after a comparatively brief illness.
Mrs. Dugger has been in Waco for about eighteen years, was a member of the Christian church, and was loved by those who knew her. News of her death will be received with sadness.
Owing to the fact that her children are living in other places, it will be impossible to hold the funeral until the latter part of the week. Later announcement will be made as to the time.


The funeral of T.R. Lewis, who died yesterday morning, will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. L. J. Shepard, 816 North Fourth street. Rev. E. A. Temple, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating, interment at Oakwood.
The pall bearers will be T.H. Jackson, George Goodall, J. B. Hopkins, G. J. Martini, Horace McCaffrey and John Stribling.  George R. Lewis of Sherman, father of the deceased and T.R. Lewis of Dallas, a brother, are here to attend the funeral.


Mrs. J. S. Hickman, aged 81 years, died at the residence of her son, J. M. Hickman, 1626 North Fifth street, at 5:10 yesterday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the house at 3 this afternoon, Rev. E.E. Ingram, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church officiating.
The pall bearers were: E. F. Drake, H. K Brewer, W. L. Reese, T. G. Taylor, R. V. McClain and M. M. Roensch. Interment took place at Oakwood.
For about ten years the deceased has been a resident of Waco, and for the past year she has made her home with her son. In the neighborhood where she resided, this venerable woman was a great favorite. Her many kindly traits, her cheerful nature and her unfailing kindness endeared her to a host of friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. Hickman's death was not unexpected, as she had been critically ill for the past few days. During her illness, she bore her sufferings with unusual fortitude, no murmur or complaint escaping the patient lips. She awaited the end with calm resignation and passed away life with an abiding faith in the life beyond the grave.
Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by three children, J. M. Hickman of this city, B.C. Hickman and Mrs. E. W. Hammons of Dallas. To the survivors the heart-felt condolence of many is proffered.


John Grant, aged 81 years, died this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Saul H. Sawyer, 911 North Ninth street.
He was a member of Pat Cleburne Camp, U.C.V. and belonged during the war to Company B, Fifteenth Mississippi regiment, Adams' Brigade, Loring's division, Stewart's corps, Army of Tennessee. He was esteemed by all who knew him. Members of Pat Cleburne Camp requested to attend the funeral.
Interment will take place at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the residence.

OCTOBER 22, 1909


Mrs. Myrtle Wortham, wife of J.D. Wortham, died at 10 o'clock last night near Patrick, after a short illness, aged 25 years.
Mrs. Wortham leaves a husband and small child, and her death will be regretted by all who knew her. She was the daughter of Dave Robinson. The funeral will take place from Oak Grove church and interment will be at Oak Grove cemetery, Rev. R. Lane officiating. Mrs. Wortham was a member of the Methodist church.


Mrs. Sarah L. Wheeler, aged 84 years, resident of Waco since 1859, died at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Geo T. Coates, at 7:05 last night.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 4 this afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.E. Boggs, pastor of the Fifth street Methodist Church.
Interment will take place at Oakwood.
The aged lady, who passed away yesterday evening, was one of the pioneer residents of Waco, having resided here five decades. When she came to Waco it was a mere village, possessing none of those conveniences now in evidence here. She has watched the city advance step by step, taking great interest in its progress and development. Her fund of reminiscences was inexhaustible and she could recall many incidents in connection with the lives of some of Waco's oldest inhabitants.
Mrs. Wheeler, by reason of having spent the greater portion of her life here, had formed and maintained many friendships. An entertaining conversationalist, brilliant and accomplished in an unusual degree, Mrs. Wheeler was the life of any gathering she graced with her presence.  Generous in her every deed, she was of most amiable disposition, and to her neighbors and friends she was the embodiment of graciousness and kindness.  Her death is sincerely regretted, especially by all the older residents of Waco, who knew and esteemed her most highly for her many virtues.

OCTOBER 24, 1909


DALLAS, TEXAS- The body of a dead man believed to be L. Byrd of Mart, Texas, was found in White Rock bottoms late this afternoon. Two gashes were found in the head and there were evidences that he was choked, which indicated murder. The officers believe the man was killed, robbed and his body concealed in the lonely place where found.

OCTOBER 26, 1909

 Aged Father of Mrs. V. Abel passed away this morning.

At 4 o'clock this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. V. Abel, M. G. Lieblich passed away at the age of 78 years.
Deceased resided at Marshall, Missouri, where his grandson, Mr. Albert M. Keller, is at the head of a large mercantile business. In company with his daughter, Mrs. I. I. Keller, mother of the Marshall merchant, Mr. Lieblich came to Waco last May to spend the summer with Mrs. Abel, intending to return in the early fall. The return was delayed by incomplete improvements on the Marshall home and preparations were being made to go back about the middle of next month.
"Grandpa," as Mr. Lieblich was familiarly called by admiring neighbors, had enjoyed his visit very much and was singularly free from an ominous affection of the heart which had troubled him the last few years.  There was slight complaint last night, but to earnest inquiries he answered there was no need of medicine or doctor. Between 3 and 4 o'clock a slight noise in his bed room alarmed Mrs. Abel and joined by her sister, the two hastened to their fathers bedside. They found him dying and without a word he passed away.
The body is being held awaiting the arrival of Mr. Keller from Marshall, when the remains will be shipped to Lexington, Missouri for burial.

OCTOBER 27, 1909

 Mrs. Mary L. Bradley Taken There Yesterday Afternoon
The remains of Mrs. Mary L. Bradley were interred in the cemetery at Holland yesterday afternoon, death having occurred here in Waco.
Mrs. Bradley was 63 years of age, was born in Madisonville, Ala., and was married on April 13, 1870. She was a devoted Christian, a member of the Methodist Church, and the funeral was conducted by Rev. M.S. Hotchkiss. Two children survive, Mrs. W.H. Coleman of 506 South Third street and John Bradley of Waco.
The pall bearers were: Active, I. T. Bradley, E. A. Fitzhugh, C. H. Jaynes, R. F. Wingo, Earle M. Alexander, George Robinson; honorary, E. J. Vesey, J. E. Yeager, R. B. Fuston, J. W. Patton, E. B. Gravitt and W. H. Jenkins.

OCTOBER 28, 1909


Charles Pinkston, Jr., aged 14 years old, son of Charles W. Pinkston of 1037 Earle street, East Waco, while taking two mules to pasture this morning, was killed by one of the mules, his body being fearfully mangled. From what can be learned, the boy started to take two mules to the pasture east of Waco this morning, and a little while before 11 o'clock, when he had reached a point about three miles from town, the mule which the boy was leading pulled back, and in order to get him along the boy took some kind of a hitch around his body. The lead mule jerked him off the horse, and while the around the boy's body, began running and kicking, trying to get away from the boy. Charles was killed and was terribly mangled. The awful happening was witnessed by a lady whose name was not learned, and she almost collapsed from fright.
The sad news was conveyed to his mother, but Mr. Pinkston is in Madisonville and it can not be told with certainty just when the funeral will take place.  It will be conducted by Rev. A.D. Porter, pastor of the Elm Street Methodist church in East Waco. The entire community will sympathize with the family in the loss of the boy.


While riding to the city this morning about 9 o'clock with Jim Lockridge of Erath, Louis E. Karles, a German farmer living on the old Bird Smith place back of T. J. Primm, fell from the wagon, crushed his skull and died in a few minutes.
The accident happened right in front of the gate of Mr. T. J. Primm and the unfortunate man was carried in there until the undertakers could come after him. Justice Albert Boggess viewed the remains and his report will be in accordance with the facts.
It seems that Mr. Lockridge, who lives at Erath , was coming to the city with a load of cotton and overtook Karles, who was walking. Karles asked to be allowed to ride, and Mr. Lockridge took him in his wagon, Karles perching on the cotton. He rode only a short distance when he pitched off to the ground, striking his head. It was not first realized that he was dead, but it was soon found that the vital spark had fled.  Karles has a wife and eight children, and they were notified by a messenger of what had happened and the undertakers took charge of Mr. Karles remains.
Karles was a cabinet man and experienced carpenter and did a lot of work in connection with the finishing of the improvements at Sanger Brothers recently. He has lived in his present home for about a year, and has been living in the county some time. News of his death will be regretted by all who knew him.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from the Undertaking parlors of Fall & Puckett on Franklin Street.


Henry Lawrence, aged about 50 years, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 1123 Washington street after a brief illness.
Mr. Lawrence who has been traveling for some time, was taken sick in Austin Sunday and had a congestive chill. His wife went to Austin, but it was thought that he was better and he came on to Waco yesterday. Last night he was taken sick again, having another congestive chill, dying at the time indicated above.
He leaves a wife and two children, a daughter and son. Mr. Lawrence married Miss Libbie Goldstein, sister of I. A. Goldstein, L. H. Goldstein and Mrs. Louey Migel of this city and Mrs. S. Goldstein of Austin. He was formerly floor manager for Goldstein & Migel, and has hundreds of friends in this city and elsewhere who will be deeply pained and greatly shocked to hear of his death. It was a great shock to the family also, as it was thought that he recovered from the attack in Austin.
The funeral will take place from the family residence, 1123 Washington street, at 10 o'clock Friday morning, interment at Hebrew Rest cemetery.
Following are the pall-bearers: A. S. Haber, I. Simmons, N. D. Naman, Dr. I. Block, Sam Freund, W.L. Bacon. Services will be conducted by Dr. I. Warsaw.

OCTOBER 29, 1909


The funeral of Charles Pinkston Jr., who was killed by a mule in East Waco yesterday, took place at 3:30 this afternoon from the Elm street Methodist church, the pastor, Rev. A. D. Porter, conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest at Oakwood. Active pall bearers were selected from among the little boy's Sunday school class, the honorary pall bearers being the stewards of the church.
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