McLennan County, Texas
Transcribed by Amanda Sipes
THE MART HERALD
SEPTEMBER 4, 1914
News reached Mart Wednesday morning of the death of Guy Beckham which occurred at his home on the Beckham farm east of Prairie Hill. Deceased was the son of J. J. Beckham, a prominent citizen of Mexia and known to many at Mart.
THE MART HERALD
SEPTEMBER 18, 1914
Mr. Charles Dunn of Waco, age 62, father of Ed A. and Walter A. Dunn of Mart, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday Sept. 10, at the home of his son Wayland Dunn in East Waco.
Deceased had been an invalid with Brights disease for some time, and the devotion of his sons with the aid of the best medical skill was of no avail in effecting a cure.
The body was brought to Mart on the noon train today and funeral services held at the home of his son W.A. Dunn, Bowie Ave. at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev.s J.J. Creed of Waco and J.W. Mayfield of Mart officiating.
An escort of friends of the family accompanied the funeral party from Waco, and a large number of beautiful floral offerings gave evident expressing regard and sympathy from many friends. Interment was made in Mart cemetery following the services at the residence.
Deceased leaves the following sons who were all present at the funeral in addition to the two who live in Mart, Royal Dunn of Dallas, Wayland and Ernest Dunn of Waco. All the bereaved ones have the sympathy of their many friends.
Accompanying the party from Waco were Wayland Dunn, Rev. J.J. Creed, and Messrs. Robert Crawford, Jas. Sinclair, Goose and Barfield.
SEPTEMBER 25, 1914
Aubrey, the 8 months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Devore, died Thursday night at 10 o'clock at their home on South Lumpkin street. Funeral services this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence, conducted by Rev. J.W. Mayfield. Interment at Mart cemetery immediately following the funeral. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances.
Lewis W. Stephens Sr., of Alvord, Texas died Wednesday Sept. 16 and the body carried to Mexia for interment Sept. 17.
Deceased was a pioneer of the Mart country, and for years owned lands near town before selling out and moving to Lometa. He raised a large family here and is a brother of Chas. Stephens of Mexia.