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[City Notes]

     Alva Crew, aged two years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crew, 151 Akard street, died yesterday. The interment was made in Oakland cemetery at two o'clock this afternoon.

- June 24, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 2.
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LIFELESS BODY FOUND
IN NORTH DALLAS

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August Benat Met Death in Mysterious
Manner -- Body Found Near Cedar Tree
With Small Rope Tied Around Neck.

     The lifeless body of August Benat, who has resided with his family for many years at 504 Lyte street, was found under a large cedar tree, near the family home in North Dallas early this morning. A small cotton rope was tied tightly around the neck and a little above the head to the body of the tree, indicating that death might have resulted from strangulation. Two small strychnine bottles were found on the ground near by. The body was in a slightly decomposed state, which would indicate that it had been there for some two days. Members of the family, however, stated to Mounted Police Officers Hanie and Daniels, who went to the scene of the tragedy, that the dead man left home about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. He started in the direction of the city.
     He did not return home last night, but as this occurrence was not unusual, little heed was given it. The body was found by a passerby this morning and the information hurriedly telephoned into the police department. Officers Hanie and Daniels hurried to the spot and were followed later by Justice of the Peace Edwards, who viewed the remains and will render his verdict this afternoon. The body was then cut down and removed to the parlors of the Donovan Undertaking company. The funeral will take place tomorrow under the auspices of the Sons of Hermann, of which order the deceased was a member in good standing.
     Mr. Benat, at the time of his death, was about fifty-five years of age. He has resided in Dallas for the past twenty years and is well known here, especially among the Germans of the city. He formerly conducted a place of business on North Akard street, between Elm and Pacific. Surviving him are a wife, three sons and three daughters. Failing health and business cares are supposed to have been the cause of today's sad tragedy.

- August 3, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6-7.
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Necrological

     The remains of Mrs. Margaret J. Van Camp, aged seventy-four years, were shipped to Lafayette, Indiana, for interment by Undertaker Donovan last night.
     The remains of W. S. Martin, who was killed by a Santa Fe freight train Thursday night, were shipped to Cleburne for interment by Undertaker Donovan this morning.
     The funeral of Mrs. Roxie Tomlinson, aged fifty-five years, was held from Loudermilk's chapel at 10 o'clock this morning. The interment was in Oakland cemetery

- August 3, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 7.
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FUNERAL TODAY.
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Remains of August Benat Will Be Laid
to Rest.

     Funeral services over the remains of August Benat will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from his late residence on Lyte street, which will be followed with interment at Oakland cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Sons of Hermann and the funeral will be held under the auspices of this organization.
     Benat's dead body, as was told in these columns yesterday, was found in a clump of bushes near his home in North Dallas, Saturday morning. Near the body was found several empty bottles.

- August 4, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 5.
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Necrological

     Mrs. Lee Rose, aged nineteen years, wife of M. Rose, died yesterday. the funeral will be held from her parents' residence, 120 Freeman street, this afternoon. The interment will be in Oakland cemetery.

- August 4, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 6.
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NEGRO SHOT AND
INSTANTLY KILLED

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Joe Williams Receives Two Bullet
Wounds.

     Joe Williams, a negro, aged about twenty-five years, was shot and instantly killed at the intersection of the Santa Fe and Houston and Texas Central railroad tracks shortly after 10 o'clock last night.
Williams, who, for some time past, has resided in the Territory, returned to the city a few days ago and this morning had some trouble with another negro, whom the police are now hunting. It was while Williams was crossing the tracks that he was shot and his lifeless body fell between the rails, where it was discovered just in time to save it from being mangled by a passing train.
     A railroad employe in the tower stationed at the intersection of the two railroad tracks, heard the shots, but did not leave his post until notified some fifteen minutes later there was a dead negro on the tracks.
     Two bullets of 38-calibre size penetrated the dead negro, one entering the head and the other, the body, either one of which would have caused death. In the pockets of the dead man was found a 32-calibre revolver, which was turned over to the police.
Mounted Officers Riddle and Ryan answered the call and an arrest is expected at most any time.
     The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Donovan and are being held pending the funeral arrangements.

- August 4, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 11, col. 7.
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FUNERAL NOTICE.

DIED -- August 3. August Benat, aged 55. Services from his late residence, 506 Lyte street, Sunday at 3:30 p. m. Interment Oakland cemetery. Member Sons of Hermann.

- August 4, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 10, col. 2.
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CALLED MEETINGS.

W. O. W. TAKE NOTICE -- Texas Camp No. 1, will unveil the monuments of Sovs. E. T. Mann, H. V. McGregor and Julius Newman, Sunday, August 4, at Greenwood and Jewish cemeteries. Meeting at W. O. W. hall, 480 Main at 4 p. m. Sunday, August 4.

- August 4, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 10, col. 2.
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SUDDEN DEATH OF
HARRY B. GRAVES

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Shot and Killed on Emma Street
Late Yesterday.

     Harry B. Graves, aged about thirty-three years, was shot with a 38-caliber revolver shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and died an hour later, at a house at 137 Emma street. The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Donovan and will be held by him pending the advices from his brother in Chattanooga.
     Graves was a traveling man and was employed by the Chattanooga Medicine company. He was well known and generally liked by those who knew him here. For some time past, he had been registered at the St. George hotel, through on last Tuesday, he had his baggage removed from the hotel to the place where he met his death.
     As soon as the shooting occurred, the police were notified and Sergeant Geo. Eimicke and Mounted Officers Fanning and Harrison were rushed to the scene of the trouble, which occurred at 137 Emma street, where they arrested Esther Pixley. She was brought to the station, where a charge of murder was placed against her and later she was removed to the county jail.
     Dr. C. R. Hannah was called, but when he arrived, the patient was too far gone. Justice of the Peace Williams was called and viewed the remains and announced that he would render his verdict later. At the time of the shooting, Graves, who is a powerful man, was unarmed. It is the claim of the woman who did the shooting, that she shot to protect herself.
     Graves had a brother who is employed on the New York World, and another one at the Reed House, Chattanooga, Tenn. He formerly lived in Hillsboro, Texas.
     Undertaker Donovan, this afternoon, received a communication from an uncle of the deceased man, who now resides in Hillsboro, stating that he will arrive in the city to-morrow.

- August 15, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 1.
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JAMES DAUGHERTY
DIES OF INJURIES

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Victim of Flames Succumbs Early
This Morning.

     James Daugherty, who was seriously hurt in a fire which destroyed the house at the corner of San Jacinto and Boll streets, Tuesday night, passed away shortly after 9 o'clock this morning at St. Paul's Sanitarium, where he was taken shortly after the accident occurred.
     The deceased was a pioneer of Dallas county. He was united in marriage to Miss Millie Burton in 1861. The wedding took place in Travis county. From there, they moved to Llano county, and then to the Indian Territory, where they located on Choctaw creek, where they established the first stage station in that section of the country.
     In 1874, Mr. Daugherty, with his wife and family, returned to Texas, locating in Travis county, later going to San Antonio, and on account of ill health of his wife, returned to Dallas, where they had resided most of the time since.
     Mrs. Daugherty died in Austin, while on a visit to one of her daughters several months ago. The remains of her husband will be shipped to Austin by the Donovan company tonight, where they will be placed by the side of those of his wife.
     Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty had a large family. Ten of the children now survive them. They are: Mrs. Sallie Meek, Roswell, N. M.; Mrs. Mary Wilson, El Paso; Mrs. Rebecca McIntosh, Austin; Mrs. Lizzie Yearger, Dallas; John Daugherty, Chicago; Joe Daugherty, Los Angeles; A. E. Daugherty, Mexico City, and James Daugherty, Jr., this city.

- August 15, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 2.
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Necrological

     The funeral of William H. Freyling, aged seventy-four years, will be held from his late residence, 337 Young street, today. The interment will be in Oakland cemetery.
     The funeral of Alex Bowen, aged eighty years, will be held from his late residence on Wall street at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
     The funeral of Norma Herma Craft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Craft, will be held from her parents' residence, 810 San Jacinto street, at 9 a. m. this morning. The interment [will be in Oakland cemetery. Rev. W. _____ Carroll will associate.
     The funeral of Charles H. Thefill will [take place] from the residence of his [daughter?], Mrs. E. L. Bowman, 439 ______ avenue, at 2 o'clock this afternoon ---- Interment will be in Oak[land cemetery.]
     [Funeral services] of John A. Oake were _______ last night from San _________[Ed] Smith & Bro. and _____ to the home of his wife's parents, 779 San Jacinto street, from which place the funeral will be held today. The interment will be held in Calvary cemetery.
     Elmer N. Foster, aged one year, eleven months, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Foster, 625 South Harwood street, died yesterday. The funeral will be held from the parents' residence at 4:30 p. m. o'clock this afternoon The interment will be in Oakland cemetery.

- October 6, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 6, col. 2.
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CARD OF THANKS.

     We wish to extend to our friends and neighbors our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown us during the illness of our dear beloved husband and father.

FAMILY OF PETER DORSA.

- October 6, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 10, col. 2.
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CHARLES W. BOYER
DIED ON SUNDAY

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Well Known Dallasite Buried This
Morning.

     Charles W. Boyer, aged thirty-nine years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Boyer, 393 North Harwood street, died at his parents' residence at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock this morning. The interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. William D. Bradfield, pastor of Trinity Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Dr. H. A. Bourland, officiated. The following acted as pallbearers: Robert Allen, G. A. Knight, B. M. Murphy, Matt M. Toole, D. B. Candler and T. M. Thompson.
     The deceased was born in Missouri, and when quite young, moved with his parents to Texas, locating in this city, where he has since resided. He is survived by his mother and father, three sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. Robert Nolan, Misses Hattie and Catherine Boyer and one brother, William Boyer.

- October 7, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 2.
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Necrological

     Solomon Weil, aged eighty-three years, died this morning at 423 South Akard street. The funeral will be held at 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The interment will be in Emanu-El cemetery.
     Eloise Carlton, aged three months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Carlton, 311 Tenth street, Oak Cliff, died this morning. The funeral will be held this afternoon. The interment will be in the Oak Cliff cemetery.
     The remains of Mrs. Effie Showder, aged thirty-one years, were shipped to Fort Worth for interment by Undertaker Loudermilk yesterday.
     Miss Lizzie Razall[?], aged thirty-four years, died at her home, 326 Park avenue, yesterday. The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church at 10:30 o'clock this morning. The interment was in Calvin cemetery.

- October 7, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 2.
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FUNERAL SERVICES
THIS AFTERNOON

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Remains of Solomon Weil Will be
Laid to Rest.

     The funeral of Solomon [Weil] who died at 423 South Akard street yesterday morning at the age of eighty-three years, will be held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Leon Ashner, at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The interment will be in Temple Emanu-El cemetery. Rev. Dr. W. H. Greenburg will officiate.
     The deceased was a native of Germany, and for a number of years, has resided in Louisiana. It was while visiting his daughter in this city, that he became ill and passed away. Three sons, besides the daughter, survive him. The following will act as pallbearers: Alex Sanger, E. M. Kahn, Victor Hexter, Phil Eldridge and George Belitzer.

- October 8, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 7.
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Necrological

     The funeral of Alexander, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Marshall, was held from the Church of Incarnation at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The interment was in Greenwood cemetery.
     The remains of Mrs. R. J. Gammon, aged thirty-three years, were shipped to Fort Worth for interment by Undertaker Loudermilk today.

- October 8, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 4.
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Necrological

     The funeral of B. L. Ludiker, aged 60 years, was held from Loudermilk's chapel at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The interment was in Oakland cemetery.
     James Boykin, aged 37 years, died yesterday at St. Paul's sanitarium. The remains are being held by Undertaker Loudermilk, pending instructions from relatives.
     C. E. Bohanon, aged 30 years, died this morning at the city hospital. The funeral will be held from his late residence, 185 Bourbon street, this afternoon. The interment will be in Oakland cemetery.

- October 9, 1907, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 3.
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