McLennan County, Texas
October 1910


WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 2, 1910
SUNDAY

 MRS. GRIFFIN DEAD

Mrs. F. A. Griffin, aged 69 years, died at the residence of her brother, J. H. Swanner, in Grimes county. The funeral will take place here at 4 o'clock this afternoon, from the residence, 317 Dallas street, East Waco, conducted by Rev. R.W. McCann.
Mrs. Griffin had been a resident of Waco for a long while, and leaves many friends here who will be pained to learn of her death.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 3, 1910
MONDAY

 BODY SENT TO HEMPSTEAD

The body of Tom Young, the negro who was killed at Mart last Saturday night, while endeavoring to escape from the officers who had arrested him after he made an insulting proposal to white woman in that community, was recieved here yesterday. The body was taken in charge, prepared for burial and shipped to Hempstead, his former home. Young had two sisters here.


LIMESTONE COUNTY MAN SHOT, DIES HERE

 Dr. B. J. Hardin, aged 40 years, died at 11:40 o'clock yesterday as a result of a gunshot wound in the mouth.  It is stated that Dr. Hardin was shot about 10 days ago by a relative in Limestone county, and was brought here for treatment. He was badly wounded, however, and death resulted as announced. The funeral will take place today at Mart.
The fact surrounding the shooting of Dr. Hardin are not known here, neither is the name of the alledged shooter known, as it was in another county and the officers there are giving attention to the proposition.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 8, 1910
SATURDAY

 AGED RESIDENT DEAD

D. H. Brown, aged 75 years, died at his home, Rosenthal, at noon yesterday.  The funeral will take place at 4 this afternoon, interment in the Rosenthal cemetery. Deceased had been a resident of that section many years, being universally esteemed and respected. His death is regretted by scores of friends and acquaintances.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 9, 1910
SUNDAY

 MRS. IDA HOBBS DEAD

Surrounded by loved ones who had for months watched by her bedside and responded to every intimation of her wants, Mrs. Mary Ida Hobbs, wife of John G. Hobbs, passed away at the home, Twenty-third and Dutton streets, at 7:50 o'clock last evening, aged 34 years.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McWilliams. Pending advices from her brothers, no time for the funeral has been determined.  The death of Mrs. Hobbs will be noted with sincere sorrow and regret, for in this city she had a host of friends and acquaintances, whose hearts are saddened by reason of the grim reaper's visitation. Mrs. Hobbs was a true Christian in all the designation implies and her many kindly deeds will be cherished in grateful remembrance by those whom she has so often aided and assisted.
Since last February she has been ill, and during the late spring and through the summer her husband, father and mother have kept constant vigil. A month or more ago it was known she could not recover, but every effort was made to prolong a life slowly ebbing away.
The funeral will be announced when her brothers, Jesse and Charles McWilliams are heard from.

 DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT

Mrs. Mary Nigelett died yesterday evening at 7:15 o'clock. Mrs. Nigelett, who was 91 years of age, has not a living relative her or near here, and her friends therefore have the funeral arrangements in charge. The time of burial had not been decided upon last night, but funeral services will be conducted at the home, 1628 South Fourth street by Rev. E. A. Temple of St. Pauls Episcopal church. Mrs. Nigelet was a very old and highly respected citizen of Waco, having come here in 1854, and will of course be known or recalled by those of long residence here.
The funeral will occur at 4:30 this afternoon from the Episcopal church.  The following will act as pall-bearers: M. H. Standefer, P. A. Gorman, H. W. Hubby, Norman Shumate, S. H. Clayton and C. L. Johnson.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 10, 1910
MONDAY

 DR. J. W. HUNTER DEAD

Dr. J. W. Hunter, aged 76 years, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at 2001 Rutter street, College Heights.
The funeral took place at 10 o'clokc this morning, interment in Oakwood cemetery. There was a large attendance, as Dr. Hunter was well known and had been here a long time. He had for some years been traveling for a drug house and was very active for a man of his age.

MRS. HOBBS FUNERAL

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ida Hobbs, who died Saturday night, will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the residence, Twenty-third and Dutton streets. The following will serve as pall-bearers: S. L. Jones, I. A. Dryden, S. J. Quay, Henry Dorris, A. L. Slaughter and Ernest McKinzie.

MRS. NEIDLETT'S FUNERAL

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Neidlett took place yesterday afternoon, interment at Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Neidlett was 92 years of age, and had been in Waco many years. She was a faithful Christian, an earnest, energetic woman, and was known to most of the older settlers here. Her life was one of real usefulness and she will not be soon forgotten.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 12, 1910
WEDNESDAY

 DEATH OF ROSS BARNARD

Ross Barnard, aged 28 years, son of Policeman and Mrs. George Barnard, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents, East Waco. Funeral services will be conducted at the East Waco Baptist church at 3:15 this afternoon, interment at Oakwood. Besides his wife,parents, brothers, and sisters, he is survived by many relatives here.
The active pall bearers are: M. E. Wilkins, John F. Wright, Jack Harrison, John McNamara, W. R. Helper, Charles Eichelberger, Jr. Honorary: Turner Hubby, Jim Harrison, Dr. M. B. Saunders, J. H. Lockwood, John Baker, Dr. I. A. Langston.
The deceased had been ill a long time, making a desperate fight to regain his health. A short time ago he lost his voice, and he suffered intensely for the past few months.
Ross Barnard was an industrious young man, whose many noble traits endeared him to all who formed his acquaintance. His was a kindly nature, which extended sympathy and encouragement to the needy and distressed.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 13, 1910
THURSDAY

 YOUNG MAN DEAD

Miles F. Glaze, aged 19 years, son of J. M. Glaze, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of his father, three miles from town on the Fort Graham road. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 this afternoon, Rev. R. W. McCann, pastor of the East Waco Baptist church, officiating, interment in the Whitehall cemetery. Deceased had many friends in this community where he lived, and his death is sincerely regretted.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 14, 1910
FRIDAY

 FORMER WACOAN DIED TODAY IN HOUSTON

Mrs. Agnes Blessington, widow of the late J. P. Blessington, died in Houston at 11 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Chilton.  The remains will be shipped here, arriving tomorrow morning. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Charles Blessington, 815 South Tenth street, but the time has not yet been determined. The latter went to Houston last night, reaching his mother's bedside before dissolution occured.
The death of Mrs. Blessington, who had been a resident of Waco for many years, will be learned with great regret by a host of friends of the family.  A faithful, devout Catholic, she observed scrupulously the practices of her religion, exemplifying in her daily life the tenets to which she subscribed.  Gentle in her demeanor, modest and unobtrusive in her every act, she gave liberally of her time and efforts to assist those who called on her for aid and sympathy. Hers was an exalted character, and her life was crowned by a wealth of noble deeds and kindly ministrations.
Deceased is survived by four children, Mrs. Thomas Chilton, James and George Blessington, Houston; C. A. Blessington, Waco.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 15, 1910
SATURDAY

 MRS. KIRKPATRICK DEAD

Mrs. Lucinda Kirkpatrick, aged 55 years, died at 10 o'clock last night at the family residence, 1725 Ross Avenue. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 4 this afternoon, Rev. J. E. Johnson, pastor of the Seventh and James Baptist church, officiating, interment at Oakwood. Mrs. Kirkpatrick is survived by her husband, P. F. Kirkpatrick. Deceased was a consistent Christian of exsited, noble type, and her death is deplored by many friends.

WACO DAILY TIMES HERALD
OCTOBER 17, 1910
MONDAY

 KILLED BY FALL FROM OLD BRIDGE

About 4:30 yesterday morning, John Noonan, aged 37 years, was found in the river bed, having fallen from wires attached to the old suspension bridge.  He was rescued, in an unconscious condition, by Assistant Chief of Police, Dan Nicholson and Policeman Lee Huff. The man fell on a sand bar, and a wagon was secured, which entered the river opposite the Jim Baker brickyard after which the horses were guided to the place where the injured man was found.
Noonan was taken to Providence sanitarium, where he died about 11:45 yesterday morning. Both legs were broken, one of his arms was broken in two places and he was also injured internally. He was conscious for only a brief interval.
Two negroes, en route to the Katy depot, told the police officers they saw Noonan standing on the wires stretched along the old bridge, just outside the railing. The policeman named above hurried to the scene, and the man's body was seen on a sand bar. His coat was found on the network of wires attached to the bridge. Many rumors were in circulation as to the manner of death, a report gaining credence, to the effect that he was robbed and thrown off the bridge. This was not credited by the police and it is generally believed that he lost his balance and fell, a distance of 40 feet. The dead man was an engineer in Cameron's planing mill, residing in East Waco, back of Clintons store. It was his custom, according to his sister, Mrs. John King, who lives at 710 Pecan street, East Waco, to go to the mill about 1 o'clock on Sunday morning for the purpose of cleaning the boilers and preparing for the week's run, and this was evidently his intention when he left home yesterday morning. John King, who is employed by the International and Great Northern, near Houston, was apprised by wire of the accident.
After the body had been prepared for burial, it was taken to the King home.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church of the Assumption at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. Father E. A. Kelly officiating, interment at Holy Cross cemetery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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