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Wharton County Obituaries



Below you will find various obituaries we have come across in old newspapers or scrapbooks etc., that we find in the archives room.
On some of the obituary pages you will find death certificates of that person.
In the "Notes" column you will see "DC" which means we have included a copy of the death certificate on the page. We do not have them for all obituaries, just some of them.
This is not a certified copy and you will have to order one from the State of Texas to have a "certified" one. These are only put on these pages for their genealogical value.

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Acosta, Enriqueta Martinez October 11,1892 Mexico August 1, 1936 Burial;Payne Cemetery;DC
Alexanders Journal 1872-1875 - - Journal entries containing names of black and white citizens who died on his plantation or that he heard about in town.
Arnold,P. G. 1866 Kentucky January 19,1930 Iago

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Berry, Lawrence January 6, 1882 November 11, 1960 Burial;Evergreen Memorial Park;DC
Brown, Jennie Hagen - - -
Buckler,May Salley "Auntie" April 15, 1882 August 13, 1985 Husband: James (Jim) W. Buckler
Boone, Dr. H.C. 1865 Febuary 28, 1918 Doctor in Wharton County

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Caldwell, George L. February 10,1914 April 4, 1962 Burial;4/19/1962 City Cemetery, Madisonville, Texas;DC

D

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Dybala, Edward October 24, 1913 April 11, 1962 Burial; St. Phillips Cemetery, El Campo, Texas;DC
Davidson,Carlton - 1914 S/O Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Davidson

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Elliott,Euginia Dilworth September 21,1904 January 14, 1958 Wife of Chris Elliott; burial Evergreen Memorial Park;DC

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Fraley, Morris Jamuary 19, 1836;New York December 26, 1917 Burial;Hiawatha, Kansas
Foote,Horton March 14,1916 March 4, 2009 Academy Award Winning Playwright
Fullerton,A.H.R. Unk. April 1913 Husband of Corrine Cooper/Salesman
Foster,Robert W. unknown 10/10/1914 S/O Katie Foster

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Gerla, Charles May 12, 1864;Germany July 18, 1917 Burial;Taiton;DC
Garrett,John A. 24 November 24,1860 3 June 1944 F/O Judge Issac Garrett;DC
Gallahar,Sarah Elizabeth November 17,1853 23 August 1948 W/O Mentor Gallahar/First white child born in Wharton;Burial City Cemetery;DC
Gordon,Halhe Mae 6 months old April 1913 baby of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gordon of Lane City

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Hodges,Lida Croom - - D/O Judge W.J. Croom W/O Frank Hodges
Harrell,J.B. - 24 Feb 1937 Local Druggist
Hood,William February 6, 1855;England May 5, 1918 Merchant in Glen Flora;DC
Harris,C. C. - December 1904 Woodmen of the World
Huebner,Mrs. Loudie Taylor Jun 10, 1851 Oct 4, 1914 Sister of Taylor Brothers Dol Tol

I

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Isaacson, Jons - - Burial;Apple River, Wisconsin;

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Knight, Calvin Cecil February 25, 1906;Missouri November 11, 1960;Boling Burial;Evergreen Memorial Park;DC
Krauskopf, Edith Dolores November 23, 1910 April 11, 1962 Burial;Hillje Catholic Cemetery;Wife of Mike;DC
Kral,Frank L. 1885 June 24,1957 County Clerk 38 years, Wharton County;DC
Koenig,Helena Bodungen June 18,1882 January 1930 Mrs. J.H.;DC

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Lee,Richard Henry - 1914 or 1915 Wharton County Attorney

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Melton, Sallie Brock November 17, 1877;Paris, Texas November 10, 1960 Burial;City Cemetery, Wharton;DC
Mick,George C. August 28, 1849, Ohio 1918 Died in Houston, but brought to Iago for funeral, buried in Wharton City Cemetery
Mick,Clara Morris March 29, 1856 - Died Sweeney,Texas, but buried at Wharton City Cemetery

N

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Northington, Dr. Harold McCann Sept 5, 1919 March 18, 2008 S/O Francis McCann & G.H. Northington Jr.

O

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Oldham,Morris C. - - Founder of Phenix Dairies

P

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Peine,Louis 1838 01 Feb 1916 Lawyer, Mason

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

R

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Reed, Alice - - -
Reid, Charles Randolph - - Burial;City Cemetery, Wharton
Rust,J. 03/1827, Va. 10/21/1914 H/O Hallie Milburn

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Treichler,H. E. - April 22, 1956 Sulphur Plant, Newgulf; Burial Matagorda Cemetery
Treichler,Pauline Kneeshaw - - Wife of H.E.; Burial Matagorda Cemetery?

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Vacek,Sr.,John J. August 27, 1873 Czech February 22, 1958 Organized Catholic Cemetery and Church in East Bernard, Among first settlers in East Bernard;DC

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Wadsworth,Ed Abt,.1850 Matagorda December 24, 1917 Burial;Matagorda
Williams,Madge Cleveland - January 1917 W/O Clarence J. Williams D/O J.N. Cleveland
Wharton,John Austin 1809, Nashville, TN December 17,1838 Houston,Texas One of the brothers that Wharton County was named for
Willis,J. Cochran 04 Jan 1875 23 May 1934 Wharton Co Sheriff/S/O:Alfred & Edwina Lance Willis;DC
Woodfin,Herman Lamar Unk April 1913 Husband of Ethel Rogers of Iago ight

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

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NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES

Z

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Zimmerman, Nannie May 3,1884;Winchester,Tx April 5,1962 Burial;ODHS Garden Of Memeories, El Campo, Tx

MaryFrancis Flournoy has been kind enough to volunteer to transcribe and donate some obituaries from Wharton County for this section. Thank you for all your hard work!JBH

Click on the name to read the obituary.

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Charles Holt Dobbs, Jr. 1 April 1868 4 July 1932 S/O Rev. Chas Holt Dobbs Sr.
Miss Norma Frels - 4 March 1941 D/O Wm. G. Frels & Margaretha Leyendecker
Joseph Agnelly 23 March 1832 7 April 1913 Born in France/Sons of Herman
Walter William Harriss 11 Aug 1889 14 Oct 1956 S/O William Braddock Harriss & Frances Lucy McKinney
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The obituaries below denoted by an [*] were donated by George H. "Bud" Northington IV and all obits were transcribed by Janet Barrett Hobizal and other volunteers. If you have an obituary to submit please do so.

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
*America Morton Heard 3 March 1818 18 June 1855 W/O W.J.E. Heard
*George Heard Northington Sr. 30 June 1854 13 March 1938 H/O J.V.Simmons Northington
*Jessie Virginia Simmons Northington 11 Jan 1855 25 June 1945 W/O G.H. Northington Sr.
*Mentor Northington 21 Sept. 1822 1 Sept. 1888 H/O Clarissa B. Northington
*Clarissa Beard Northington 17 Jan 1880 17 Dec 1979 W/O Mentor Northington
*Josie Northington Westmoreland 28 Feb 1872 5 March 1898 D/O G.H. Northington Sr.
*Alfred "Al" Mortensen 23 June 1905 29 Apr 2002 H/O Virginia "Gin" Northington
*Virginia Northington Mortensen 11 Nov 1911 29 June 1999 W/O/Alfred Mortensen
*W.J.E. Heard 8 Aug 1801 8 Aug 1874 H/O America Morton Heard
*George Sutherland Northington 10 March 1838 8 January 1854 S/O W.J.E. and America Heard
*Major Andrew Northington 9 March 1792 23 October 1854 Original Northington Colonist
*Nina Lee Lane Northington 20 December 1916 8 November 2002 W/O Harold Northington

The obituaries below are African Americans who died in Wharton County. Because African American research is so difficult once you get to a certain point, we are listing any obituaries we find when going through old newspapers. If you are researching make sure you check the cemetery pages.

NAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE NOTES
Willie Lee Wallace Wright Abt 1922 Aug 11, 1953 Egypt/Glen Flora Area
"Uncle Orange" - January 1930 Louise
Toby Williams - July 19,1918 Hanged for Murder
John Brooks unk February 12, 1958 Egypt
Johnny Gordon April 22, 1880 February 10, 1958 Egypt
George Duncan Unk January 31, 1958 Son of David and Betty Duncan