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Deaths

Mrs. Eliza Settle.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Settle, 49 years old, who died Thursday at her home, 1000 Bellview street, were held at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the chapel of the Lamar & Smith Undertaking company. Burial was in Denton cemetery, where the body was sent for burial.

Aaron Morris.

     The body of Aaron Morris, 51 years old, who died Friday afternoon at a local hospital, was sent by the Weiland Undertaking company to Richmond, Va., for burial. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs.. Lottie Trude of Hartford, Conn.

Fred Frey.

     Funeral services for Fred Frey, 77 years old, a resident of Dallas for more than twenty years, who died Thursday at his home, 4015 Watt street, will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Sacred Heart cathedral. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.

Clay Vadin Dulin.

     Funeral services for Clay Vadin Dulin, 23 years old, 3608 Swiss avenue, who died Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at the home of his aunt, Mrs. W. J. Harvey, 5807 Richmond avenue. Burial was in Restland Memorial park.

Mrs. Charles Leaming.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Leaming, 35 years old, who died Thursday night a t a local hospital, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Haskell Avenue Methodist church. Rev. Robert Thompson, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery. The body left the Weiland Undertaking company for the church at 9:30 o'clock.

Mrs. D. C. Donnelley.

     Funeral services for Mrs. D. C. Donnelly, 40 years old, 5209 Fletcher street, who died Thursday night at a local hospital, were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of H. Sparkman, 5209 Tremont street. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery.

Ester Waller.

     Funeral services for Ester Waller, 21 years old, who died in Hot Springs, Ark., were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the chapel of the Ed C. Smith & Brother Undertaking company. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery. Surviving are his mother, two brothers and two sisters.

- February 27, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 5.
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 Deaths

Aaron Shelton.

     Aaron Shelton, 63 years old, 618 First avenue, died Friday evening at a local sanitarium. Surviving are two sons, N. L. Shelton of Dallas and M. A. Shelton of Ocean Beach, Cal. Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Saturday monring at the Brewer Funeral home. The body was sent to Big Spring cemetery, near Plano, for burial.

Mrs. Carrie Reamer.

     Mrs. Carrie Reamer, 77 years old, 2218 Alamo street, died Friday at her home. The body is at the chapel of the Ed C. Smith & Brother Undertaking company, pending funeral arrangements. Surviving are two sons and two daughters.

Mrs. T. W. Norsworthy.

     Funeral services for Mrs. T. W. Norsworthy, 74 years old, mother of C. L. Norsworthy of Dallas, who died Tuesday at the home of her son, T. W. Norsworthy, Jr., in Charlotte, N. C., will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Huntsville, her former home. Surviving are three sons.

Miss Mary Sheaner.

     Funeral services for Miss Mary Sheaner, 19 years old, 1630 Garden drive, who died Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Homer Ogburn, Frank Ogburn, Morris Rosen, F. K. Vasen, Dave Stern, W. R. Rothermel and L. M. Kar.

Mrs. Lee Yates.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Yates, 77 years old, 2922 Lake avenue, who died Friday night at her home, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the family residence. Burial was in Pleasant Mound cemetery. Surviving are four sons and four daughters.

Mrs. A. Wicker.

     Mrs. A. Wicker, mother of E. T. and A. H. Wicker, died Friday night at Waxahachie, accordingn to advice received in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence. Sunday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in Waxahachie cemetery.

- March 27, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 5.
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CALLED BY DEATH
 

 
 

MRS. ELIZA SPILLMAN

     Death, Saturday night, claimed one of the first settlers of Vickery at the age of 75 years.
     A resident of Dallas county for more than half a century, Mrs. Eliza A. Spillman succumbed at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening at the family residence, following an illness of five years.
     When Dallas was a small town with a few stores and a handful of inhabitants, Mrs. Spillman, her husband and an infant child, passed through in a covered wagon in quest of fortune. That was fifty-six years ago.
     A native of Allen county, Kentucky, born on April 1, 1850, Mrs. Spillman obtained her education in the rural schools of that state. At the age of 19, she was married to James V. Spillman in Allen county, and a short time later, they started on their journey to the West.
     Sixty wagons composed their train, and the travelers arrived in Dallas during the rainy season. Several months were required for this trip, and Mrs. Spillman often told of their tiresome trip, fording flooded rivers and plodding over muddy prairies.
     The travelers spent only a short time here before continuing their journey to what is now known as Vickery. The Spillmans lived there with their friends many years before the little town was given a name. They bought supplies in Dallas and wagons were their only means of transportation.
     Mrs. Spillman was in good health until five years ago, when she became confined to her bed. Of the early settlers of Vickery who made the journey with her and her husband, only three survive. They are Rev. T. J. Penson of Dallas, Mrs. Mattie J. White of Richardson and Dr. Perry Penson of Paris, a brother of Rev. Penson.
     Surviving are three sons, C. R. Spillman of Holdenville, Ok., Euclid Spillman of Dallas and Joe Spillman of Dallas, and six daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Melear of Seamour [Seymour], Tex., Mrs. Hattie James of Wichita Falls, Misses Emma and Erma Spillman of Vickery, Mrs. Laura Hibbler of Austin and Mrs. Jim Miller of Dallas.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later, pending advice from out-of-town relatives.

- March 28, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Section II, p. 6, col. 5.
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN
BURIED THURSDAY

     Funeral services for Samuel R. Shepherd, 79 years old, Confederate veteran and a resident of Dallas for nineteen years, who died Wednesday at his home, 715 Lipscomb street, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Active pallbearers were J. K. Parker, John Childress, B. T. Price, E. F. Halliburton, R. O. Cornwall and Sam Thompson.

- April 1, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Section II, p. 7, col. 3.
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DALLAS MAN DIES
AT 94 YEARS OF AGE

     John F. Williams, 94 years old, a resident of Dallas for fifteen years, died Friday morning at his home, 2109 Wall street. Surviving are his wife, three daughters--Mrs. Mae Farmer, Mrs. W. H. Abbott and Miss Myrtle Williams of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the residence. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.

- April 2, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Section I, p. 14, col. 4.
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Deaths.

Easer Dreedes.

     Easer Dreedes, 77 years old, 5415 East Grand avenue, died Friday morning at his home. He was a native of Russia and is survived by his wife and three daughters. The body is at the chapel of the Ed C. Smith & Brother Undertaking company pending funeral arrangements.

D. C. Smith.

     Funeral services for D. C. Smith, 38 years old, 1739 Eugene street, who died Thursday at his home, will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Surviving are his wife, his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Bettie Alma Rowntree.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Alma Rowntree, 69 years old, 506 Montreal street, who died Thursday at her home, will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at 423 West Tenth street. Dr. Wallace Bassett, pastor of the Cliff Temple church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Marshall Thomas, W. I. Compere, R. C. Pantermuehl, Claude McClellan, J. O. Yeagan, A. T. Barr. Surviving are four sons, a daughter; two brothers and two sisters.

William B. Hardwick.

     Funeral services for William B. Hardwick, 70 years old, who died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John R. Roberts, 216 West Eighth street, were held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the chapel of the Lamar & Smith Undertaking company. Surviving are his wife, two sons and two daughters.

Calvin Newell.

     Funeral services for Calvin Newell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newell, who died Thursday at a local sanitarium, will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the chapel of the Lamar & Smith Undertaking company. Burial will be in Oak Cliff cemetery.

Capt. C. A. Reynolds.

     Capt. C. A. Reynolds, 87 years old, Confederate veteran, died Thursday at his home in Irving, according to word received in Dallas. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. A. S. Guillot of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Sarah H. Rothschild.

     Mrs. Sarah H. Rothschild, 67 years old, 1201 Gano street, a resident of Dallas for fourteen years, died Thursday night at her home. Surviving are her husband, two sons and a daughter. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in White Rock cemetery.

Mrs. J. R. Holmes.

     Mrs. J. R. Holmes, 54 years old, 2826 Turney avenue, died Thursday at a local hospital. Surviving are her husband, three sons and three daughters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

M. B. Meyer.

     Funeral services for M. B. Meyer, 48 years old, who died Wednesday at his home, 3702 Spence street, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Don Safford, 4521 Highland drive. Burial was in Emanu-El cemetery.

- April 2, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
Section V, p. 2, 3-4.
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DEATH CLAIMS
SANDWICH KING

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JESSE G. KIRBY, STRICKEN ON
TRAIN, DIES IN
ST. LOUIS

     Jesse G. Kirby, 35 years old, who made a fortune in the pig stand business, is dead.
     Stricken while en route to St. Louis on the train, Mr. Kirby, residing at 6751 Mercedes street , was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. Pneumonia caused his death.
     The body will be received in Dallas Sunday afternoon from St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the family residence. Further arrangements will be announced later.
     Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jesse and Billie Kirby, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Kirby, all of Dallas.
     Several years ago, Mr. Kirby opened his first pig stand in this city, which business has grown to be one of the largest of its kind in this state. Mr. Kirby operated a number of these stands in this city, and had established them in a number of other points in Texas and surrounding states.

- April 10, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 9, col. 7.
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W. H. Abrams Funeral
Will Be Held Monday

     Funeral services for W. H. Abrams, 83 years old, early-day railroad builder of Texas, who died Friday at his apartment at Stoneleigh Court, will be conducted at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Church of the Incarnation, Harwood street and McKinney avenue. Bishop Harry T. Moore and the Rev. C. E. Snowden will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
     Pallbearers will be W. W. Fisher, R. R. Lawther, H. I. Maxson, William C. Maas, Frank E. Shoup, M. W. Townsend, Leslie Waggener and Ray McDowell.

- April 18, 1926, Dallas Morning News, Sec. I, p. 12, col. 5.
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W. H. Abrams, Early
Rail Builder, Buried

     Funeral services for W. H. Abrams, 83 years old, who died Friday in his apartment at Stoneleigh Court, were held Monday afternoon in the Church of the Incarnation. Bishop Harry T. Moore and the Rev. C. E. Snowden, rector of the church, had charge of the services, which were followed by burial in Oakland Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were W. W. Fisher, R. R. Lawther, Harry I. Maxson, William C. Maas, Frank E. Shoup, Murphy W. Townsend, Leslie Waggener and Ray McDowell. Mr. Abrams is survived by two sons, Harold J. Abrams of Dallas and Lucien Abrams of Lyme, Conn., and one sister, Miss Louise C. Abrams of Chicago. Mr. Abrams was a pioneer railroad builder of Texas and had been a resident of Dallas for forty-two years.

- April 20, 1926, Dallas Morning News, pt. 2, p. 1, col. 7.
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FUNERAL HELD FOR
TOM W. BURNS.

     Funeral services for Tom W. Burns, 50 years old, a well known insurance man, who died at his home in Hot Springs, Ark., Wednesday, were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Burns, 2100 Park avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. C. W. Snowden, rector of the Church of the Incarnation, officiated at the services. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery, where the Elks had charge of the service. He left Dallas only a few years ago to enter the insurance business in Arkansas.
     Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, two daughters, Beatrice and Rhoda Burns, all of Hot Springs; his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Burns, and one sister, Mrs. H. S. Dean of Dallas.
     Active pallbearers were D. J. Lynch, George Hurst, Sam Davis, C. A. Balz, George C. Young and F. E. Holmes.
     Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Kahn, J. C. White, E. B. Adams, Leon Dargan, Mr. Nate Thompson, J. S. Yantis, E. C. Moses, R. S. Graham, Gross H. Scruggs, Tom Kinsella, Jr., Will Lallember and Robert Spear.

- November 19, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 6-7.
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Salvation Army
Buries Baby
Beside Mother

     A plain casket, the tiniest size made, a few children, shivering in their thin clothing, "ashes to ashes, dust to dust," and Baby Clara, who had lived only three months and died on Christmas day, was laid in her little grave Monday morning.
     The casket was made by one of the Salvation Army soldiers of No. 3 Corps of South Dallas. The mourners at the grave were the sick father and the four other children. And, Clara was placed beside her mother, who died two weeks ago. "My baby will soon follow me," the mother, sick with exposure and want of food had said, "and it is better so." And the baby carried out the mother's prophecy, struggling only a few days with the big job of living.
     It was a sad Christmas for the little family, the father, needing an operation, but too weak to stand it, must still struggle for a living for his children, now reduced to four with Clara's death.

- December 28, 1926, Dallas Times Herald, p. 8, col. 5.
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PIONEER DIES
AT HOME HERE

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. R.
TERRY TO BE HELD
WEDNESDAY

     Funeral services for L. R. Terry, 75 years old, retired real estate man and a pioneer resident of Dallas, who died at his home, 4315 Live Oak street, Monday night, will be held at the East Dallas Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. L. N. D. Wells, pastor, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Terry was born in Cookeville, Tenn., on Sept. 4, 1851. He married Miss Mattie Kirkpatrick of Cookeville before coming to Texas. He came to Dallas fifty-four years ago and has resided here since that time except for a few years in Collin county, where he was engaged in the cotton gin business and farming.
     About six years ago, he retired from active business, but for a number of years, he was a member of the real estate firm of Seay, Terry & Co.
     Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Verschoyle of Dallas; three brothers, W. C. Terry of Dallas, J. D. Terry of Abilene and Harvey Terry of Cookeville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. J. Whitson of Cookeville, and seven grandchildren.
     Active pallbearers will be J. P. Terry, A. A. Terry, H. L. Terry, C. D. Terry, L. R. Verschoyle and Roke Verschoyle.

- December 28, 1926, Dallas Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
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