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1916
Pioneer Dallasite Died Sunday.

     Charles Hargreaves, eighty-seven years old, for forty-three years a resident of Dallas, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home, 513 South Zangs Boulevard. Mr. Hargreaves was a native of England. He came to America in 1873, landing at Galveston and later in the same year, moving to Dallas. He is survived by his widow, one son, Sam Hargreaves, and one daughter, Miss Mary Jane Hargreaves.
     Funeral Services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home, Rev. L. W. Heaton officiating. The pallbearers will be Ed Lammers, C. Weichsel, Walter Hunt, Charles Walton, George Ritchie and Fred Rockett.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1-2.
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PIONEER OF DALLAS
DIES YESTERDAY

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CHARLES HARGREAVES, FATHER
OF LOCAL BUSINESS MAN, HAD
LIVED HERE SINCE 1873.

     Charles Hargreaves died at his home, 513 South Zang's boulevard, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the age of 87 years. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 4 o'clock, with burial in Oak Cliff Cemetery. The Rev. L. W. Heaton, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. The pallbearers will be Ed Lammers, C. __ Weichsel, Walter Hunt, Charles Walton, George Ritchie and Fred Rockett.
     Mr. Hargreaves was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to America in 1873. He landed at Galveston and moved to Brenham, where he made his home for a short time. He came to Dallas in October, 1873, and had made his home here ever since.
     He is survived by his wife, one son, Sam Hargreaves, and one daughter, Miss Mary Jane Hargreaves.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Morning News, p. 14, col. 7.
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Mrs. Mary Parks
Buried Monday

     Mrs. Mary Parks, seventy-three years old, died Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. B. Doerr, 5702 Tremont street. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence, Rev. Charles Clingman officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ed Doerr, L. L. Smith, Milton Nelms, Jake Richenstein and C. H. Platter.
     Mrs. Parks was born in Chillicothe, Mo., Feb. 22, 1843, and came to Texas twenty-four years ago. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Nelms, until the death of the latter, some years ago. As a girl, Mrs. Parks once carried dispatches between the lines for the Confederates, which were camped near her home. Her father was killed fighting in the Confederate army.
     She is survived by her one son, Harry Parks of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Frank Gudgell[?] of Dallas, and the following grandchildren: Mmes. Ed. Doerr and R. L. Smith of Dallas and Mrs. T. P. Black of Chicago, and Milton Nelms of Dallas.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1-2.
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Services for Morris Haas.

     Funeral services for Morris Haas, who died Saturday, will be held Monday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nathan Mittenthal, 1801 Forest avenue, Dr. Wm. H. Greenburg will conduct the ceremonies. The pallbearers will be Sylvan Gradwohl, A. G. Cheney, Gus Roos, Sam Mittenthal, Mose Grossman, Ben Gross, Sam Marks and Joe Utay. Burial will be in Emanu-El Cemetery.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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Funeral Services for Infant Son.

      Funeral services for Charles Farmer, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Farmer, were held Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at the home, 1720 South Lamar street. Rev. E. M. Clarde officiated with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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MRS. MARY PARKS DIES.
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Woman Who Carried Dispatches in
Confederate Army Lived in Texas
Twenty-Four Years.

     Mrs. Mary Parks, who, as a girl 16 years of age, carried dispatches for the Confederate Army in Missouri, died yesterday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. B. Doerr, 5702 Tremont street. She was 73 years old.
     The funeral will be held from Mrs. Doerr's home this morning at 10 o'clock with burial in Grove Hill cemetery. The Rev. Charles Clingman, pastor of the Church of the Incarnation, will officiate. The pallbearers will be Ed Doerr, R. L. Smith, Milton Nelms, Jake Richenstein and C. H. Platter.
     Mrs. Parks was born in Chillicothe, Mo., Feb. 22, 1843. She came to Texas twenty-four years ago with her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Nelms. She made her home with Mrs. Nelms until the latter's death some years ago. It was while a girl in Chillicothe that the Confederate Army was encamped near her home. She carried dispatches between the lines for the soldiers. Her father was killed while fighting for the Confederate cause.
     She is survived by one son, Harry Parks of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Frank Gudgell of Dallas, and the following grandchildren: Mmes. Ed Doerr and R. L. Smith of Dallas and Mrs. T. P. Black of Chicago, and Milton Nelms of Dallas.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Morning News, p. 14, col. 6.
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PIONEER OF DALLAS
DIES YESTERDAY

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CHARLES HARGREAVES, FATHER
OF LOCAL BUSINESS MAN, HAD
LIVED HERE SINCE 1873.

     Charles Hargreaves died at his home, 513 South Zang's boulevard, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the age of 8__ years. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 4 o'clock, with burial in Oak Cliff Cemetery. The Rev. L. W. Heaton, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. The pallbearers will be Ed Lammers, C. Weichsel, Walter Hunt, Charles Walton, George Ritchie and Fred Rockett.
     Mr. Hargreaves was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to America in 1873. He landed at Galveston and moved to Brenham, where he made his home for a short time. He came to Dallas in October, 1873, and had made his home here ever since.
     He is survived by his wife, one son, Sam Hargreaves, and one daughter, Miss Mary Jane Hargreaves.

- May 15, 1916, Dallas Morning News, p. 14, col. 7.
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DEATHS IN DALLAS.

Morgan.-- Mrs. Mary Morgan, 60 years old, died yesterday at Woodlawn Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 1108 Collin street at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Patterson--Fred M. Patterson, 40 years old, died yesterday at his home, 2011 Cochran street. Mr. Patterson was a native of Waco and had lived in Dallas five years. He is survived by his wife. Funeral service will be held in the Smith Chapel at 10 o'clock this morning. The burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Parks--Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Parks, 73 years old, who died Sunday, was held at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. B. Doerr, 5702 Tremont street, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, the Rev. Charles Clingman officiating. The burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Edward Doerr, R. L. Smith, Milton Nelms, Jacob Richenstein and C. H. Platter.
Haas--Funeral services for Morris Haas, 44 years old, who died Saturday, was held at the home of Mrs. Nathan Mittenthal, 1801 Forest avenue, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Dr. William H. Greenburg officiating. The burial was in Emanu-El Cemetery. The pallbearers were Sylvan Gradwohl, A. G. Chaney, Gus Roos, Samuel Mittenthal, Moses Grosman, Benjamin Gross, Samuel marks and Joseph Utay.
Hargreaves--Funeral service for Charles Hargreaves, 87 years old, who died Sunday, was held at the home of his son, Sam Hargreaves, 413 South Zang's boulevard, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Rev. L. W. Heaton officiating. The burial was in Oak Cliff Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ed Lammers, C. Welschsel, Walter Hunt, Charles Walton, George Ritchie and Fred Rockett.
Sommers.--George C. Sommers, 48 years old, died yesterday morning at his home, 525 East Jefferson avenue. Funeral service was held at the residence at 8 o'clock last night, the Rev. J. M. Ivy of Wills Point officiating. The body will be taken to Cedar Hill for burial this morning. Mr. Sommers had been an invalid for many years, and had been a resident of Dallas about twelve years. He is survived by his wife; a son, J. D. Sommers of Dallas, and a daughter, Mrs. M. L. Terrell of Cedar Hill.
Wagenhauser.--Mrs. Cordelia Wagenhauser, 65 years old, died yesterday afternoon at St. Paul's Sanitarium. She is survived by three sons, Anton Wagenhauser of Houston, Joseph Wagenhauser of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Frank Wagenhauser of Dallas, and four daughters, Sophia and Alberta of Dallas, and Emma and Carrie of Waxahachie. Mrs. Wagenhauser had been a resident of Dallas thirty-one years. Her husband died her eighteen years ago. The home of the family is at 3100 Swiss avenue. Funeral service will be held at St. Joseph's Church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. The burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

- May 16, 1916, Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 3.
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CLOTHES IGNITE;
WOMAN MAY DIE
RESULT OF BURNS

     Mrs. W. T. Minor, 2816 Live Oak street, was probably fatally burned about noon Wednesday, when her clothing caught fire at her home. She was hurried to St. Paul's Sanitarium, where it was stated that she was in a serious condition. James Harbinson, who resides next door to the Minor home, heard the woman's screams for help. He hurried to her assistance, and found Mrs. Minor in the bathroom with nearly all the clothing burned from her. Mrs. Minor had extinguished most of the fire, but Harbinson threw a bucket of water on the blazing parts of her wearing apparel before all the flames were extinguished.
     Dr. C. R. Hannah was called in and gave first attention and the woman was then sent to the sanitarium in the city ambulance. Mrs. Minor is a young woman with two small children.
     It is thought that her clothing ignited from the gas stove on which she was cooking dinner.

- November 22, 1916, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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1917
TEXAS PIONEER IS
SUMMONED BY DEATH

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     George Washington Louden, aged sixty-three years, died Thursday evening at his residence, 3601 Live Oak street.
     Mr. Louden was one of the early settlers in Dallas, having lived here forty-three years. He was born in Illinois in 1853. He came to Dallas as a young man and was active in business until about ten years ago, when he retired.
     He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Misses Kate and Georgia Louden, and a brother, J. H. Louden, who resides in San Diego, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Beebe of Wichita, Kans.
     The funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. The pallbearers will be D. C. McCord, F. T. Payne, W. Illingsworth, W. F. Matthews, W. J. J. Smith and H. J. Emmins.
     Mr. Louden, during his long residence in Dallas, was actively identified with its progress and helped in many ways to further its development.

- February 23, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 6.
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G. W. Louden Funeral.

     Funeral services for G. W. Loudon, aged sixty-four years, who died Thursday at his home, 3601 Live Oak street, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

- February 24, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 5.
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Local Deaths and Funerals.

LOUDEN - Funeral services for G. W. Louden, 64 years old, who died Thursday, will be held at the home of the family, 3601 Live Oak street, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The funeral will be in Greenwood cemetery. The active pallbearers will be D. C. McCord, F. T. Payne, W. Illingsworth, W. F. Matthews, W. J. Smith and H. J. Emmins. The honorary pallbearers will be J. P. Gillespie, J. H. Webster, T. L. Lawhon, W. H. Penry, J. M. Moncrief and H. W. Childs.

- February 23, 1917, The [Dallas] Evening Journal p. 8, col. 6.
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Harvey G. Horton is Dead.

    Harvey G. Horton, aged seventy-nine years, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. A. Slidell, in Western Heights. Mr. Horton had been a resident of Texas since 1874, making his home at Seagoville. He was a member of Camp Sterling Price, United Confederate Veterans, and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by a son and two daughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

- April 4, 1917; Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 4.
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Weber Funeral Sunday.

     Funeral services for Henry F. Weber, aged seventy-two years, who died Friday at his home, 1716 Hickory street, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Rev. George W. Truett officiated, assisted by R. H. Coleman. Fortune Lodge No. 119, Sons of Hermann, had charge of the services in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Weber is survived by his wife.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 6.
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Gaudian Funeral Tuesday.

     The body of Mrs. Amelia Gaudian, who died at San Diego, Cal., Thursday, will be received by Undertaker Loudermilk Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holtkamp, 2709 Bryan street. Rev. A. D. Moehle will officiate.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 6.
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Lee Funeral Monday.

     Funeral services for William Walter Lee, aged forty-nine years, who died Friday at Locust Grove, Okla, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the family home, 2712 Elm street, Rev. Powhatan James officiating. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Lee is survived by his widow and four children.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 7.
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Kavanaugh Funeral Sunday.

     The body of Daniel __. Kavanaugh, aged seventy years, who died Friday at Kansas City, was received in Dallas Sunday morning by Undertaker Loudermilk. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home of the dead man's son, W. A. Kavanaugh, 2814 Carpenter avenue. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kavanaugh, who was formerly a resident of Dallas, left here fourteen years ago. He is survived by his wife and eight children.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 7.
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Frank Allen Spann Dies.

     Frank Allen Spann, aged forty-three years, died Sunday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. M. L. Spann, 524 Sunset avenue. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery. Mr. Spann is survived by his mother, a brother and two sisters.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 7.
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FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR CAPT. F. D. BRYAN

     Funeral services for Captain F. D. Bryan, father of Mrs. Albert S. Jackson, who died Sunday night, will be held from the residence, 1523 Annex avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Walter Johnson will officiate.
     Captain Bryan was eighty-three years old. He was born in North Carolina, but moved to Alabama, where he was a planter before the war. After the war, during which he fought for the Confederacy in Morgan's brigade, where he served as regimental clerk, he entered the mercantile business in Alabama. He was a member of Camp Sterling Price and had resided in Dallas for the past twenty years.      He is survived by a son in Meridian, Miss., and a daughter at Shreveport, La., besides Mrs. Albert S. Jackson, of Dallas.
     Pall bearers for the funeral will be as follows: Active, Judge T. R. Williams, J. L. Martin, Ben Stratton, D. C. Tallichet, C. L. Keightly and R. E. L. Sanger. Honorary, F. L. Schumpert, H. O. Hoskins, M. L. Sammons, J. M. McDill, M. C. Hearring, George W. Blair and Charles L. Martin.

- October 1, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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PHILIP H. KLEBER,
DALLAS PIONEER, DIES
OF BRAIN CONCUSSION

     Phillip H. Kleber, aged 79, founder of the Kleber Baking Company, and a resident of Dallas for forty-two years, died at his home, 2421 McKinney avenue, at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, as the result of concussion of the brain. Mr. Kleber had been very weak and in poor health for the last several years. Monday afternoon, he suffered a fall from the porch at his home, concussion resulting.
     He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and of the Order of Puritans. Born in Kentenheim, Reinphaltz, Germany, November 11, 1839, he emigrated to American in 1853 and settled in Utica, N. Y. He pioneered to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1869, and located in Dallas in 1876, engaging in the baking business. He retired from active business in 1907.
     The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, F. M. and W. P. Kleber, and two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Craddock of Dallas, and Mrs. J. H. Held of Sherman, and ten grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.

- October 3, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3.
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Wynn Funeral Wednesday.

     Funeral services for William H.[?] Wynn, aged twenty-eight years, who died Tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wynn, 4612 Bryan street, were held Wednesday morning from the residence, Rev. Walter J. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Wynn is survived by his parents, four sisters and one brother.

- October 3, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 7.
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Murray Graves is Dead.

     Murray Graves, aged seventeen years, of Walnut Springs, Texas, died Wednesday morning at a local sanitarium, where he had been taken for medical treatment. The body will be forwarded to Walnut Springs by the Brewer Undertaking company.

- October 3, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 7.
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Dixon Funeral Wednesday.

     Funeral services for Henry C. Dixon, aged forty-eight years, who died Saturday at Chicago, were held Wednesday afternoon from Smith's Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Dixon was a member of a theatrical company, which has appeared for several seasons at the Fair Park coliseum. He is survived by his wife and daughter, a brother and several sisters, including Mrs. S.[?] Arnold, of Dallas.

- October 3, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 7.
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DAIRYMAN IS
KILLED; ICEMAN
HELD IN JAIL

     Matt Charba, dairyman, was shot and instantly killed Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock by W. G. Bowling, local ice dealer, during a quarrel over some cattle said to have been running on Bowling's property. Four shots were fired, two taking effect in Charba's head, one entering his stomach and the fourth going wild.
     The shooting took place in Charba's field, near the intersection of Collin street and the Texas and Pacific railroad. Bowling's wife, who was standing near him when he fired the shots, was the only eye-witness to the affair, whose name was secured by the police. A 38-caliber pistol was used.
     After the killing, Bowling telephoned to police headquarters, stating he had killed a man and was ready to surrender. Officers Preston and Plant were sent to his home and he was arrested on a charge of murder. He was lodged in the city jail.
     Trouble between the two men had been brewing for some time, according to the report made by the police. Bowling, who lives on Metropolitan street, near the T. & P. railroad, arrived home Wednesday evening to find fifteen or twenty of Charba's cows running on his property, he said.
     After securing a pistol, he started out to find Charba, who lives on Collins street, near the T. & P. railroad. The two men met near Charba's home, and it was here that the shooting took pace.
     Charba, who was fifty-four years old, was a native of Austria, and had lived in Texas about eighteen years. He had been a resident of Dallas for five years. His body has been turned over to the Smith Undertaking Company. Surviving are his wife and a son, V. J. Charba.

- October 4, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 4.
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FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR PHILIP KLEBER

     Funeral services for Phillip H. Kleber, Dallas pioneer, who died early Wednesday morning at his home on McKinney avenue, were held Thursday morning at the family home, 2421 McKinney avenue. Rev. A. A. Romanowski, pastor of the German Lutheran church, conducted the services. Burial followed in Grove Hill cemetery.
     Active pallbearers were: Havelock Morgan, Ed Goodman, W. C. McConnell, Frederick Kadane, E. W. Doughty of Dallas and W. J. Will of Minneapolis.

- October 4, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
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CONTRACTOR, DALLAS
PIONEER, DIED THURSDAY.

     C. W. Olcott, aged fifty-nine years, building contractor and a resident of Dallas for thirty-five years, died early Thursday morning at his home, 4205[?] Victor street. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.

- October 4, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 6.
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Sauer Funeral Thursday.

     Funeral services for Rudolph G. Sauer, aged sixty-five years, who died Wednesday at a local sanitarium, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Smith chapel. Mr. Sauer was a carpenter and had lived in Dallas for about fifteen years.

- October 4, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 6.
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Craig Funeral Thursday.

     Funeral services for James E. Craig, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Craig, who died of heart trouble early Tuesday morning at the family home, 909 East Seventh street, were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence, Rev. George W. Truett officiating. Burial was in Oak Cliff cemetery.

- October 4, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 11, col. 6.
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BABE SMOTHERS TO
DEATH IN BED

      "Accidentally smothered to death," was the verdict of Justice Leslie Stewart Friday morning, after he held an inquest over the body of Patricia Harper, three-months-old infant, who was found dead in bed Thursday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harper, 1707 Illing street.
     The body was found face down by the mother. It is thought that during the night, the child turned over in bed under the covers and was unable to get its breath. The baby was in perfect health Wednesday night and there are no marks on the body that would indicate violence.
     The child's parents are grief-stricken. They are both well known and liked in Dallas. Mr. Harper is employed by the department of justice.
     Funeral services were held over the body Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Smith Chapel. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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Mrs. E. M. Dodge Dies.

     Mrs. E. M. Dodge, aged eighty-seven years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. D. McConn, 2205 Holmes street. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. G. C. Frenon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery. Mrs. Dodge is survived by one son, J. E. Dodge, of Hastings, Neb., two daughters, Mrs. Alice Robinson of Creston, Iowa, and Mrs. F. D. McConn of Dallas, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 4-5.
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Griffith Funeral Friday.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie J. Griffith, aged forty-five years, who died Thursday at her home, 3605 Dickason avenue, were held from the residence Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. Claude M. Simpson officiating. Following the services, the body was forwarded to Gallatin, Tenn., for burial by the Brewer Undertaking company. Mrs. Griffith, who had lived in Dallas three years, is survived by her husband, S. S. Griffith, a daughter, Margaret, and a son, Bailey Griffith.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 5.
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Olcott Funeral Friday.

     Funeral services for C. W. Olcott, aged fifty-nine years, who died Thursday morning at his home, 4205 Victor street, were held from the residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Olcott, who was a contractor, had lived in the city thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Willie Britt and Miss Lula Olcott, both of Dallas.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 5.
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Rogers Funeral Saturday.

     Funeral services for John Carlton Rogers, aged twenty-four years, who died Thursday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Rogers, 2111 Cabell street, will be held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Rogers, who was employed in the office of the Mackay Telegraph company, is survived by his mother, two sisters, Mrs. Lula Means of Lucille, N. M., and Mrs. Gus Cohen of Dallas, and two brothers, Willie Rogers of Fort Worth and Ernest Rogers of Dallas.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 5.
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BODY OF INFANT
ORDERED EXHUMED

     The body of an infant is to be exhumed Friday afternoon by Sheriff Will K. Reynolds, on instructions from District Attorney Mike T. Lively. The infant was buried in West Dallas. The grand jury, in this connection, it is said, is investigating a criminal case. The infant died a short time ago.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 6.
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VICTIM OF SHOOTING
TO BE BURIED TODAY

     Funeral services for Matt Charba, aged 54 years, who was shot to death Wednesday evening near his home on Collins street, near the Texas & Pacific railroad by W. G. Bowling, were held Saturday afternoon from the Smith chapel. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery. Mr. Charba, who was a native of Austria, is survived by his widow and a son.
     The shooting followed a quarrel over several of Charba's cows which were said to be running loose on Bowling's property. Bowling was released on bond Thursday.

- October 6, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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Ainsworth Funeral Saturday.

     J. P. Ainsworth, aged seventy-two years, a resident of Dallas for thirty-one years, died Friday night at the home of Mrs. J. C. Russell, 1803 Grand avenue. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Smith's chapel. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Ainsworth, who had no relatives here, was a native of Mississippi.

- October 6, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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Rogers Funeral Saturday.

     Funeral services for John Carlton Rogers, aged twenty-four years, who died Thursday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah R. Rogers, 2111 Cabell street, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, from the residence. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.

- October 6, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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Met First Train
Into Dallas; Died
At Home Saturday

     Mrs. Henry Fritz, aged seventy-two years, a resident of Texas for nearly fifty years, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 3603 Noble avenue. Funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
     Mrs. Fritz, who was a native of Tennessee, came to Dallas with her family in 1868. At that time, there were no railroads into Dallas, and this pioneer has often related how she met the first train into the city.
     In 1873, she left Dallas and located in Hill county, but returned in 1889. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and had been an active church worker.
     She is survived by four children, Mrs. T. W. Hendra, Mrs. H. F. Magee, Mrs. James D. Padgett and W. H. Fritz, and eleven grandchildren. Her husband died at the family home on Noble street in 1905.

- October 7, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 20, col. 1.
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Gunn Funeral Sunday.

     Funeral services for O. L. Gunn, who died Friday at a local hospital, will be held from Loudermilk's chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mr. Gunn, who was sixty-six years old, was a carpenter.

- October 7, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 20, col. 1.
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McGinness Funeral Sunday.

     Funeral services for Augustine A. McGinness, who died Saturday at a local sanitarium, will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from Sacred Heart Cathedral. Very Rev. Father B. A. Diamond officiating. The funeral procession will leave Loudermilk's chapel at 8:45 o'clock, arriving at the cathedral at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mr. McGinness, who was sixty-two years old, was a painter. He is survived by a sister in San Antonio.

- October 7, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 20, col. 1-2.
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CARD OF THANKS

     Mrs. W. W. Lee, 2712 Elm street, and her daughter, Mildred, have issued cards expressing thanks to their friends for the many beautiful floral offerings and sympathy on account of the death of Mrs. Lee's husband recently.

- October 7, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 1, col. 1.
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LAMPASAS MAN
ENDS LIFE HERE;
SWALLOWS ACID

     W. H. Rathman, aged about thirty-five years, of Lampasas, ended his life Monday morning in a local hotel by swallowing carbolic acid. He left a note addressed to his family, telling them not to take his act "too seriously."
     In the concluding paragraph of the note, the man asked that a Catholic priest be sent for in case death was not instantaneous.
     The landlady at the hotel said that Mr. Rathman registered Sunday night. Monday morning, a little after 11 o'clock, she heard him groaning and summoned the city ambulance. Rathman was taken to the emergency hospital and died there on the operating table.
     The body is held by the Loudermilk Undertaking company.

- October 8, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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BURNS MAY PROVE
FATAL TO WOMAN;
TRASH FIRE CAUSE

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The Condition of Mrs. Vallie C.
Hart, who was seriously burned at
her home on San Jacinto street Wed-
nesday morning, was reported to be
slightly improved at 3:30 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. However,
she is not yet out of danger, doc-
tors declare.

     With two-thirds of her body seared by flaming clothing, Mrs. Vallie C. Hart, aged 55 years, was probably fatally burned Wednesday morning at her home, 4418 San Jacinto street. She is at the Baptist Sanitarium in a critical condition. Doctors say that her chances of recovery are slight.
     At the time of the accident, Mrs. Hart was picking up bits of trash in the back yard to put on a fire under a wash tub, when her clothing became ignited. Her 4-year-old grandson, Harold Hart, was the first to see the blaze, and screaming, gave the alarm. Frank Allen, a neighbor, was the first to reach Mrs. Hart. Other neighbors and members of the family hurried to her rescue, and soon the flames were extinguished.
     In the meantime, a fire alarm had been turned in and firemen from the Carroll avenue station answered the call. When they arrived at the scene, however, Mrs. Hart had been taken into her home, and the city ambulance was summoned. She remained conscious until long after she reached the sanitarium.
     Mrs. Hart is the wife of Vallie C. Hart, president of the Farmers' Cotton Grader Company. She and her husband lived in the same apartment house with her son, V. C. Hart Jr., and his family.

- October 10, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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Sweatt Funeral Wednesday.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah J. Sweatt, aged ninety years, who died Tuesday at her home, 1800 Row street, were held from the Loudermilk chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Sweatt, who had lived in Dallas six years, is survived by two sons, T. B. and Joseph Sweatt, both of Dallas.

- October 10, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 4.
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Mrs. F. E. McDade Dies.

     Mrs. F. E. McDade, aged sixty-four years, died Tuesday at her home, 3609 Whitaker street. Funeral services were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. McDade, who was a native of Mississippi, had lived in Dallas seventeen years. She is survived by two sons, B. R. and C. R. McDade, and a daughter, Miss Gertrude McDade.

- October 10, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 4.
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BODY OF W. H. RATHMANN
IS FORWARDED TO LAMPASAS

     The body of W. H. Rathmann, aged 29 years, who ended his life in a local hotel Monday by swallowing carbolic acid, has been forwarded to his home in Lampasas by Undertaker Loudermilk. Mr. Rathmann, who was the son of Joe Rathmann, was unmarried.

- October 10, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 16, col. 7.
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WOMAN DIES OF
BURNS; FUNERAL
ON THURSDAY

     Mrs. Sarah Hart, aged sixty years, whose body was seared Wednesday morning when her clothing became ignited from a trash fire, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock at the Baptist sanitarium. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 4415 San Jacinto street, Rev. George W. Truett officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
     Mrs. Hart was picking up bits of trash in her back yard when the tragedy occurred. Her grandson, who saw her clothing catch fire, gave the alarm, but before help could reach her, her dress was burned off.
     Deceased was the wife of Vallie C. Hart, who has been traveling in Oklahoma for the past several weeks. He was notified by telegram Wednesday to come home, and he arrived in Dallas Thursday morning. The family had lived in Dallas eleven years. Surviving are her husband and a son, Vallie C. Hart, Jr., of Dallas.
     Pallbearers are L. Blaylock, Frank Allen, G. F. Parker, J. H. Meyers, J. F. Keller and V. E. Bradley.

- October 11, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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Mrs. Stella English Dies.

     Mrs. Stella Helen English, aged thirty-two years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Maude May Hall, Cockrell Hill. Funeral services were held from the residence Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. William M. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Kitt cemetery near Irving. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters.

- October 11, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 6.
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Find Dead Negro.

     The body of Arthur Hill, negro, was found Thursday morning in a servant's house in the rear of 2811[?] Live Oak street. The man had apparently died during the night from a hemorrhage. The body was taken in charge by a local negro undertaker.

- October 11, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 3.
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FALLS FROM SECOND
STORY PORCH; MAN'S
INJURIES ARE FATAL

     Pen Darvis, aged forty-two years, of Shreveport, La., died Friday morning at Parkland Hospital as the result of a fractured skull sustained Thursday night when he fell from a second story porch at 211 1/2 North Akard street. The body will probably be forwarded to Shreveport as soon as word is received from the man's relatives.
     Though nobody saw the accident, Officer Tedford, who conducted an investigation, declares that the man was evidently sitting on the upper porch railing and lost his balance. He fell a distance of about thirty feet. Other roomers heard the man groan when he reached the sidewalk below and summoned the city ambulance. The accident occurred shortly before midnight.

- October 12, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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NECROLOGICAL.

Three-Year-Old Lad Dies.

     William Allen Miers, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Miers, died Friday morning at the family home on the Eagle Ford road. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Smith chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Janell Love is Dead.

     Janell Love, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Love, 221 North Crawford street, died Thursday at a local sanitarium. The body has been forwarded to Hillsboro for burial.

Waxahachie Man Dies Here.

     The body of John C. Alexander, of Waxahachie, who died Thursday at a local sanitarium, has been forwarded to Waxahachie for burial.

Body Sent to Lewisville.

     The body of Edgar B. Freeman, aged 52 years, of Lewisville, who died at a local sanitarium Thursday, has been forwarded to Lewisville for burial.

Hinds Funeral Friday.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Hinds, aged 57 years, wife of J. B. Hinds, who died Thursday at the home of the family, 2018 Lamar street, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Smith chapel. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.

Teague Woman Dies Here.

     Mrs. Nolia Edna Curbo, aged 43 years, of Teague, Tex., died Thursday at a local sanitarium, where she had been taken for medical treatment. The body has been forwarded to Teague for interment.

- October 12, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
p. 14, col. 6.
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Teague Resident Dies Here.

     Mrs. Minnie Meek, aged thirty-nine years, wife of H. M. Meek of Teague, Texas, died Friday at a local sanitarium, where she had been taken for medical treatment. The body has been forwarded to Teague for burial.

- October 13, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 2.
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Vinson Wilson is Dead.

     Vinson Wilson, aged forty-eight years, died Saturday at his home, 4012 Ross avenue. Mr. Wilson, who was a native of Kentucky, came to Dallas thirty-seven years ago. Funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. S. H. C. Burgin officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

- October 13, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
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Tate Infant is Dead.

     J. C. Tate Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Tate, died Friday at the home of the family, 2117 Cedar springs road. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

- October 13, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Rhinehart Dies.

     Mrs. Elizabeth Rhinehart, aged eighty years, of Irving, died Friday in a local sanitarium. Funeral services will be held from the Loudermilk chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Rhinehart, who had lived in Dallas county for thirty-five years, is survived by four sons, D. H. Rhinehart of Irving, Charles Rhinehart of Colorado, Peter Rhinehart of Dundee, Texas, and John Belew of West Dallas.

- October 13, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
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FUNERAL FOR MAN
WHO FELL TO HIS DEATH

     Funeral services for Ben Pendarvis, aged forty years, who fell to his death from the balcony of a rooming house on North Akard street Thursday night, will be held from Loudermilk's chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
     Mr. Pendarvis had been a resident of Dallas several years. According to a report made by the police, the man had been sitting on the railing of the balcony, and losing his balance, fell. His skull was fractured when he struck the sidewalk below.

- October 14, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 5.
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Dernier Infant Dies.

     L. T. Dernier, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thornton Dernier, died October 11 in Cleveland, Ohio. The body will arrive in Dallas Sunday noon. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Dernier's mother, Mrs. W. H. Mott, 2908 Grand avenue, at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery.

- October 14, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 5-6.
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Rhinehart Funeral Sunday.

     Funeral services will be held over the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Rhinehart Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Loudermilk's chapel, conducted by Rev. John G. Slater. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Rhinehart died at a local hospital October 12. She has been a resident of Dallas and Dallas county thirty-five years. She is survived by four sons, D. H. Rhinehart, Dallas; Chas. Rhinehart, Colorado; Peter Rhinehart, Dundee, Tex., and John Belew, West Dallas.

- October 14, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 6.
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Body Sent to Teague.

     The body of Mrs. Nolia E. Curbo, aged forty-three years, was forwarded to Teague for burial Saturday morning by Undertaker Loudermilk. Mrs. Curbo died October 11 at a local sanitarium. She was a native of Texas and had been in Dallas for treatment.

- October 14, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 6.
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CARD OF THANKS

     WE desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses tendered us in our late bereavement in the loss of our dear mother [Mrs. Henry Fritz]; also, we wish to thank the friends for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. T. W. Hendra, Mrs. H. F. Magee, Mrs. Jas. D. Padgett and W. H. Fritz.

- October 14, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 1, col. 1.
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1918

NECROLOGICAL.

Mrs. Tenia Charske Dead.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Tenia Charske, aged seventy, who died Sunday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the home of the family, 205 West Twelfth street. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery.

Funeral for Little Boy.

     Funeral services for Howard Marshall Bedwell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bedwell, 2514 Jeffries street, who died Tuesday morning, were held at the Loudermilk chapel Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. W. R. Covington officiating. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.

John Drake South Dead.

     Funeral services for John Drake South, aged fifty-eight, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James W. Moore, 2723 McKinney avenue, were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. George W. Truett officiating. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, at whose residence he died.

Frank Delbrel Dies.

     Frank Delbrel, aged thirty-three, died Tuesday at a local sanitarium. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Josie Delbrel, 2229 Caroline street, with burial in Greenwood cemetery.

H. M. Day Dead.

     Funeral services for H. M. Day, aged thirty-four, who died Sunday, will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fisher, near Calhoun, Texas, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Day officiating. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery.

Funeral For Mrs. Fannie Bauer.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Bauer, aged eighty-one, who died Monday, were held Wednesday morning at the St. Joseph's church, Rev. Father E. Platte officiating. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Bauer is survived by eight children, thirty grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The pallbearers were the following grandchildren, Otto, Henry and William Rhode, Herman and Fred Seaman, and Fred Bauer, Jr.

- February 20, 1918, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
p. 6, col. 2-3.
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MRS. ELLA ABRAMS,
PROMINENT CHURCH
WORKER, IS DEAD

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     Mrs. Ella M. Abrams, wife of Col. William H. Abrams, land and tax commissioner of the Texas and Pacific Railway, died at the family residence, 2628 Maple avenue, Sunday morning, following an illness extending over several months. Mrs. Abrams was 70 years old and had been residing in Dallas for the past thirty-three years. She was a member of the Episcopal church and was prominently identified with all movements looking to the betterment of social and civic conditions. She was an earnest church worker and measured her friends by her acquaintances.
     Surviving are her husband and two sons, Lucian Abrams of Lyme, Conn., and Harold J. Abrams of Dallas.
     The funeral services were held from the late residence Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Bishop Harry T. Moore officiating. The burial was private and was in Oakland Cemetery.
     The pallbearers were: J. W. Everman, L. S. Smith, R. E. L. Knight, W. G. Kelley, F. E. Shoup and D. G. Webster.

- September 16, 1918, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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1919
NECROLOGICAL

RESIDENT OF COUNTY FOR
SIXTY YEARS DIED FRIDAY

      Mrs. Emma R. West, seventy-six years old, a resident of Dallas county for sixty years, died Friday at the home of her son, John R. West, Jr., 4414 Ross avenue. Funeral services will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, burial will be in Webb Chapel cemetery. Mrs. West was a native of Tennessee, but came to Dallas county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Winn more than sixty years ago. She was the widow of John R. West, Sr. Surviving is one son, John R. West, Jr.

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Former Dallasite is Dead.

     R. H. Ballinger, aged thirty-five years, formerly of Dallas, died Friday night at his home in Kaufman. Mr. Ballinger was formerly connected with the Dallas Trust and Savings Bank and is well known in local banking circles. He is survived by his wife and a little son, his father, three sisters and a brother. The body will be taken to Hearne, Texas, for burial.

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Schwarz Funeral Sunday.

     Funeral services for Leopold Schwarz, aged seventy-four years, who died Thursday evening at the family home, 2405 Pennsylvania avenue, will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence. Victor Hexter will officiate. Burial will be in Emanu-El cemetery. Mr. Schwarz, who was a member of the Columbia Lodge of the Sons of Herman, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amelia Schwarz, two sons, Arthur and Otto, a daughter, Marguerite, all of Dallas, three sister and two brothers.

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Robert Sanders is Dead.

     Robert Sanders, aged twenty-two years, of 4210 Main street, died Friday evening at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held from the Weiland Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. H. R. Allen officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery. Surviving Mr. Sanders are two sisters, Dovie and Sara, both of Dallas.

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Mrs. Katie Sampson Dies.

     Mrs. Katie Sampson, twenty-six years old, wife of L. Sampson, died early Saturday morning at the home of her parents, 1509 Lenway avenue. The remains will be forwarded to Houston for burial by the Weiland Undertaking Company. Surviving Mrs. Sampson are her husband, two sons and a daughter, of Houston, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rolnick, three brothers and one sister.

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Will Send Body to Lancaster.

     The body of Miss Lillian Lee Hawley, twenty years old, who died Friday at the home of the family, 3922[?] Main street, will be taken to Lancaster, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Miss Hawley is survived by six brothers.

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Funeral For Mrs. Ella P. Crow.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Ploeger Crow, twenty-seven years old, wife of R. W. Crow, were held Saturday morning from the Smith Chapel. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Crow is survived by her husband, one child, her parents and three brothers.

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Operator Is Buried.

     Arthur W. Manner, twenty-six years old, who died at Indiahoma, Okla., Jan. 15, was buried from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.. A. J. Manners, 2810 Cole avenue, Friday afternoon. The Rev. O. T. Cooper officiated. The burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Manners was a telegraph operator and was employed by the Frisco lines.

- January 18, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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COL. SLAUGHTER
WILL DIVIDES
THREE MILLIONS

     The will of C. C. Slaughter, millionaire cattleman, who died January 25, 1919, was filed for probate here Tuesday morning. It divided an estate valued at $3,000,000.
     Mrs. Carrie M. Slaughter, the widow, George M. Slaughter, a son, Royal A. Ferris and R. H. Stewart were named executors without bond.
     The main part of the estate is equally divided among nine children of the deceased and the widow, Mrs. Carrie M. Slaughter is left the Slaughter homestead property on Worth street.
     The children sharing alike in the balance of the estate are George M. Slaughter, Mrs. Minnie Veal, Mrs. Dela Wright, Robert L. Slaughter, E. Dick Slaughter, C. C. Slaughter, Jr., Alex A. Slaughter, Mrs. Carrie R. Dean and Mrs. Nellie L. De Loache.

Provides Against Contest.
     Colonel C. C. Slaughter, in his will, stated that should any of the children by his second wife attempt to alter the manner in which he had made disposal of his property, that the instrument should become null and void and that the estate should revert to his children by his first marriage.
     Buckners Orphan Home is bequeathed $10,000 in the will. The sum of $10,000 is also given the missions. This is to be divided equally among state, foreign and home missions and payable at the rate of $1000 a year.
     Grandchildren of the deceased were willed $5000 each. The girls are to receive their $5000 upon reaching the age of twenty. The boys are to receive their money when they become twenty-five.
     In the will, which was dated in April 1914, Jack Alley and Miss Jennie Warford are left $1000 in cash each. A codicil in pen and ink, dated in 1913, and attached to the will, leaves Miss Jennie Warford an additional $5000 in cash in appreciation of service rendered to the Slaughter family.

- January 13, 1920, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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POWELL SCHOOL
STUDENT KILLED
BY LIGHTNING

     James Marvin Storey, 18 years old, student at Powell University Training School, was struck by lightning and killed near a store which is conducted by his mother, a few hundred yards east of Southern Methodist University, late Saturday night. The lad's body, badly burned by the electric current, was found lying near a guide wire, leaving from an electric light post in rear of the store.
     Owing to the fact that the boy's face was charred and bleeding, it was, at first, thought that he had been murdered. Deputy sheriffs and city detectives hurried to the scene. Investigation proved conclusively that Storey was the victim of lightning.
     Mrs. J. Storey, the boy's mother, who conducts the store that had asked him to stay there Saturday evening. When he did not return to his home at 4411[?] Ross avenue at 9 o'clock Saturday night, she became worried and went to Southern Methodist University seeking him. She found the door of the store open and the building empty. She suspected robbery and foul play.
     University students, headed by A. T. Haley, superintendent of grounds, found the body lying face downward in the rain. He had been dead for some while.

- March 16, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 3, col. 3.
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NECROLOGICAL.

Mrs. Francis E. Thornton Dies.

     Mrs. Francis Ella Thornton, sixty-seven years old, died Saturday morning at her home, 723 Second avenue. Funeral services will be held from the residence, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. George W. Truett officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Thornton is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Herring, and Mrs. Irene Wilkes, of Dallas; a son, J. C. Thornton, in Mexico; two brothers and a sister in Arkansas.

J. F. Henson Dies.

     J. F. Henson, eighty-two years old, died Saturday at his home, 436 West Jefferson avenue. The remains have been forwarded to Milem, La., for burial.

Mrs. Nancy E. Miller Dies.

     Mrs. Nancy E. Miller, eighty-eight years old, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 3623 South Central avenue. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the residence, with burial in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Miller had lived in Dallas twenty years.

- March 16, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
Sec. I, p. 13, col. 5-7.
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FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR MRS. HERMAN
FRIDAY EVENING

     Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Herman, one of the pioneer residents of Dallas, who died Thursday night at her home, 2510 Grand avenue, will be held at 5 o'clock Friday evening from the residence to Temple Emanu-El cemetery. Dr. W. H. Greenburg will officiate.
     Mrs. Herman was the wife of J. L. Herman. She was 69 years of age, being born in Louisville, Ky., in 1849. With her husband, she came to Dallas in 1880. Last January, Mr. and Mrs.. Herman celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Until six months ago, when her health failed, Mrs. Herman had been prominent in the activities of Dallas women.
     Mrs. Herman is survived by her husband, one son, Louis M. Herman of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Martin Goldstein of New York, Mrs. Adolph Buell of St. Louis and Miss Adelia Herman of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Levy of New York, Mrs. Belle Cahn of New Orleans and Mrs. Betty Cahn of Dallas, and one brother, L. I. Lorch of Dallas.
     The pallbearers will be Max J. Rosenfield, Victor H. Hexter, Irvin L. Kramer, Louis Reinhardt, Hiram Grosman, R. C. Pollock, Simon Linz and Sydney Reinhardt.
     The honorary pallbearers will be E. M. Kahn, Seymour Myers, A. Saner, M. H. Hurst, Dr. E. Aaronson, D. A. Eldredge and A. L. Kramer.

- June 20, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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FORMER OFFICER
KILLS MAN AND
GIVES SELF UP

      H. C. Gause is dead and J. H. Vickery is in the Dallas county jail, charged with murder as the result of a shooting which took place at Reinhardt, ten miles from Dallas, Thursday night.
     The shooting took place on the porch of Zechia's store in the Dallas county town and came as the result of previous trouble between the two men. Three pistol bullets took effect in Gause's head, killing him instantly. Gause was a barber, 50 years of age, and is survived by a wife and six children.
     Vickery was formerly a deputy sheriff under Dan Harston. He explained that he carried a commission under Sheriff Harston, and for this reason, was armed at the time of the trouble. He is a farmer and has a wife and three children. He is about 35 years of age. Formal charge of murder was filed Friday morning with the district attorney against Vickery. Preliminary hearing will likely be held Saturday. He surrendered to Sheriff Harston Friday morning.

Tells of Killing.
     Vickery claims he acted in self-defense. "I walked into the store," he said Friday morning, "and I saw this man there. He came up to me and asked me not to hurt him. I just laughed and told him I had no idea of hurting him and wanted to know what he meant. The next thing I knew, he was shooting at me. There were seven shots fired. I think I fired four of them. I had known this man for some time. We had some trouble about a month ago, but, I had no idea it would lead to this."
     Immediately after Vickery surrendered, deputy sheriffs went to the scene and investigated. Several witnesses have been summoned to appear before the grand jury.

- June 20, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 7.
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RAILROAD EMPLOYE
FOUND DEAD IN BED

     C. Qualls, 60 years old, an employe of the M. K. & T. railroad, was found dead in his bed at 610 1/2 Main street, shortly before midnight Thursday. The police department was notified and Officer Flippen conducted an investigation. Death was said to be due to natural causes.
     The body has been turned over to the Ed C. Smith Undertaking Company to be held until funeral arrangements are made. Mr. Qualls is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Knight, of Dallas.

- June 20, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2-3.
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Young Funeral Friday.

     Funeral services for Charles Young, 37 years old, who died Thursday at a local sanitarium, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of the family at 5302 Alton street. Mr. Young, who had lived in Dallas for several years, is survived by his widow, two daughters, Margaret and Ruth; three sons, Irving, Raymond and Earle; his father, Charles Young; a sister, Mrs. Henry Schmidt, and a brother, William Young, all of Dallas.

- June 20, 1919, Dallas Times Herald, p. 15, col. 5.
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TO HOLD FUNERAL
ON SATURDAY FOR
J. GEORGE BURGER

     Funeral services for J. George Burger, 75 years old, first engineer of the Dallas fire department, who died Thursday at St. Paul's Sanitarium, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Smith Undertaking parlors under the auspices of the Sons of Hermann Lodge.
     Mr. Burger was a native of Munich, Bavaria, but had been a resident of Dallas forty-nine years. He joined the volunteer fire department at its organization and became the first engineer of Company 1, handling the apparatus known as "Old Tige." He remained with the fire department until 1887.
     Mr. Burger was, at one time, inspector of fire plugs for the city, and was later engineer of the Dallas county courthouse. He retired from active work several years ago. He was a Knight Templar and formerly belonged to all Masonic bodies in Dallas. He was a member of the Uhland Lodge of the Sons of Hermann.
     Surviving are four sons, John F., George G. Phillip C. and Harry E. Burger, and a daughter, Mrs. A. C. Rhodes.

- June 20, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 4, col. 1.
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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR
GRAND SECRETARY OF
I. O. O. F. OF TEXAS

     Funeral services for W. H. Walker, sixty-six years old, who died Friday at the family home, 5201 Reiger avenue, will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. lodge.
     Mr. Walker, who was a native of Tennessee, had held the position of grand secretary of the grand lodge of the I. O. O. F. in Texas for thirteen years. He had been a member of the lodge for twenty-two years, being a charter member of the Richardson lodge.
     Mr. Walker lived in Dallas for a short time in 1872, and again in the early 80's[?]. He located here permanently in 1905. Prior to 1909, he was a minister of the Christian church, living in different parts of the state. From 1900 to 1905, he taught school. then, he came to Dallas and took a position in the grand secretary's office of the grand lodge. A year later, he was elected to the position of grand secretary.
     Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. A. J. BeDell; a grand-daughter, Jeanette BeDell; a son, A. D. Walker, and a brother, T. C. Walker, of Albany, Okla.

- June 21, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2-3.
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GRAND JURY FAILS
TO MAKE REPORT
IN RIOT PROBE

     Contrary to expectations, no report by the Dallas county grand jury was made Saturday morning, following the ten days' investigation of the recent labor riot, in which A. L. Fisher, a non-union workman of the Texas Power and Light company lost his life. The trouble occurred at Cedar Springs road and Routh street. Six men are in jail on charges of murder. Their attorney, Oscar Calvert, will likely file habeas corpus petitions next Monday morning for their release, unless the grand jury takes action beforehand.
     Friday afternoon, in Judge Seay's court, a young white man, charged with carrying a pistol, pleaded guilty and was fined $100 and costs. There was no evidence. He was one of the non-union men, it was claimed, who was arrested more than a month ago.

- June 21, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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FUNERAL FRIDAY
FOR MRS. HERMAN

     Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Herman, sixty-nine years old, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the family residence, 2510 Grand avenue, Rev. William H. Greenburg officiating. The pallbearers were M. J. Rosenfield, V. H. Hexter, L. L. Kramer, R. C. Pollock, S. Linz, S. Reinhardt, A. L. Kramer and D. A. Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers were E. M. Kahn, S. Meyers, M. H. Hurst, Dr. E. Aronson and L. Rose. Mrs. Herman is survived by her husband, J. L. Herman, one son and three daughters.

Klepper Funeral Saturday.

     Funeral services for D. L. Klepper, sixty-three years old, 2508 Hickory street, who died Friday at a local hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Loudermik's chapel. Mr. Klepper had been a resident of Dallas for thirty years.

Burnett Funeral Saturday.

     Funeral services for A. H. Burnett, seventy-four years old, who died Friday afternoon at a local sanitarium, will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. J. Whitaker, 2601 State street. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery. Mr. Burnett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Whitaker and Miss Bonie [Bonnie?] Burnett.

- June 21, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 5.
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PAIR HELD FOR
MURDER OF MAN
FROM AMBUSH

     With the arrest of a man 30 years old, Sunday afternoon, and a 16-year-old boy early Monday morning, detectives here say they have solved the mystery surrounding the shooting Wednesday night, which resulted in the death of J. L. Roberts and wounding of Mrs. Sadie Thomas.
     The man arrested is Henry Eidson. The youth is Travis Hamby, who claims he is sixteen year old. Formal charges of murder were filed against the two Monday morning by Deputy Sheriff Allen Seale before Assistant District Attorney Grover Adams.
     The two men under arrest, detectives say, did not know Roberts or Mrs. Thomas, and had no intention of killing them when they fired the shot. They aimed at the top of the automobile in order to frighten them away, but the shot went too low, with deadly effect. A single-barrel 16-gauge shotgun was used. The boy fired the shot.
     The pair, who are alleged to have been responsible for the shooting, live near Cement City, about a quarter of a mile from the scene of the tragedy. Detectives Baird, Strait and Henderson and Deputy Sheriffs Seale and Hood and Jeff Wilson, from the district attorney's office, called at the home Sunday afternoon and talked to various members of the family about the shooting.

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Youth Arrested.
     After about thirty minutes of questioning, the man who was said to be implicated, told the officers that he and the youth, who is his nephew, did the shooting. The younger man was in Weatherford, Sunday, but Detective Cal Baird and Deputy Sheriff Allen Seale went for him in a car. He had left Weatherford on his return to Dallas, when they reached the town, but they traced him to Fort Worth and arrested him early Monday morning. He has been brought to Dallas, where he is held in the county jail.
     According to the statement secured by the detectives, the two men have been making an effort for some time to stop autoists from parking their cars near their homes at late hours of the night, and that on several occasions before, they have frightened couples away with the shotgun.

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Saw Couple Drive Up.
     Wednesday night, the older man, according to his statement, saw the couple drive up and stop in the middle of the road. He called to his nephew, he said, to get the gun so that they could go down to the side of the road and frightened the pair away. Unobserved, they crept to the bushes, where they lay in ambush. A moment later, the boy fired the shot.
     "Only one shot was fired," said the man. "We did not intend to hurt either of them, but when we heard the woman screaming, we knew that we had fired too low. Then, we went back to the house without being seen. The next morning, the boy went to Weatherford to see his grandfather and get some peaches. He was not trying to get away from the officers, as he had planned to make the trip several days before."
     According to the men under the arrest, and to neighbors in the vicinity, every effort has been made to have the sheriffs' department rid the district of autoists who raise disturbances at late hours of the night. Unable to secure aid from officers, the residents say, they decided to take action themselves.

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Boy Arrested at Fort Worth.
     The sixteen-year-old boy, who is alleged to have done the shooting, detectives say, has admitted firing the shot. The boy was arrested in a wagon yard in Fort Worth early Monday morning where he was spending the night before starting on his way to Dallas.
     The boy will probably be turned over to the juvenile authorities, as he is under seventeen years old. Both the boy and the man will go before the grand jury Monday for a thorough investigation. An effort will be made by the relatives of the two men to prove that the killing was accidental.
     The arrests were made after nearly four days of strenuous work by the local officers.
     "We were somewhat delayed in making the arrests due to the fact that we worked out three theories in regard to the killing before we got the right one," said Detective Elmo Strait.
     "Our first theory was that an admirer of Mrs. Thomas, who is alleged to have threatened her, followed the couple to the scene and fired the shot. We arrested the man thought to have been implicated, but he proved to us that he was at home asleep at the time of the shooting and he was released.
     "Then, we worked on the theory that one of the participants of a big fight said to have taken place in the district a few nights before the shooting was seeking revenge and fired upon the wrong couple. This theory, too, proved to be false. There was only one possible solution to the mystery left and it proved to be correct."

- July 21, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6; cont. on p. 8.
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NECROLOGICAL
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CHOIR MEMBERS TO SING AT
FUNERAL OF FORMER DIRECTOR

     Members of the First Presbyterian church choir, who were formerly under the direction of Clarence B. Ashenden, will sing at the funeral services for Mr. Ashenden to be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church.  Rev. W. M. Anderson, Jr. will officiate. Mr. Ashenden, who was one of the most prominent singers in the state, died Monday at his home, 3011 Fairmount avenue.

Frouwen Funeral Wednesday.

     Funeral services for Dr. G. F. Frouwen, sixty-three years old, who died Tuesday at his home, 807 Exposition avenue, were held from the Smith chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Louis K. Ruble, Christian Science reader, officiating. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services in Oakland cemetery. Dr. Frouwen, who as a native of Kentucky, is survived by his widow.

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Send Body to San Antonio.

     The body of Louis O'Banion, eighteen years old, of San Antonio, who died Tuesday at Parkland hospital, was forwarded Tuesday night to San Antonio by Undertaker Loudermilk. He is survived by his mother and a brother.

Mrs. R. A. Vick Dies.

     Mrs. R. A. Vick, forty-four years old, died Wednesday morning at 2100 1/2 Main street. The body has been turned over to the Loudermilk Undertaking company, where it will be held until funeral arrangements are made.

- December 31, 1919, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 7
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