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Margaret Jane "Maggie" (Burleson) Kelley
Feb 26, 1866 - Nov 7, 1953

November 9, 1953
Mrs. R. L. Kelley's Services Conducted
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. R. L. Kelley, 87, native of Navarro County, died at her home in Streetman Saturday.
Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian Church in Streetman Sunday. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Clyde C. Steele, Katy; four daughters, Mrs. O. L. Steele, Streetman; Mrs. W. G. Steele, Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Steele, Gladewater, and Mrs. B. A. Bailey, Fort Worth; a brother, T. J. Burleson, Streetman; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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George L. Keller
abt 1867 - Jul 1948

July 14, 1948
George L. Keller Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, July 14. - George L. Keller, 81, died here Tuesday morning. Surviving are two sons, Clyde Keller, Roane, and Zeal Keller, Alvarado; a sister, Mrs. Willie Oliver, Lubbock; sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Elmer Love Keith
Oct 17, 1880 - Jan 30, 1942

January 30, 1942
Former Fire Chief At Corsicana Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Jan. 30 (AP). - Elmer Keith, 61, fire chief of Corsicana for nineteen years before his resignation a few months ago, died in a hospital Friday.
The funeral will be Saturday.

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RITES SATURDAY FOR ELMER KEITH, FORMER FIRE CHIEF

Funeral services for Elmer Keith, 61, former chief of the Corsicana Fire Department, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. He died early Friday morning following a short illness.

Rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon A. MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Blankinship, Jr.; one granddaughter; and an aunt, Mrs. F. P. Wood, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. S. Murchison, R. W. Joyner, N. F. Garrett, A. F. Mitchell, F. C. Paul, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., R. D. Fleming, Wilbur Wright, and W. P. McCammon. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

A native Corsicanan, Mr. Keith operated one of the first automobile agencies here and owned one of the first cars ever brought to Corsicana. He was a member of the IOOF and a Shriner.

His charitable activities were extensive both organizational and personal. Before his illness he took part in the emergency war relief drive of the Red Cross.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 31, 1942
  • (Owned one of the first cars in Corsicana)
    h/o Belle (Wilson) Keith s/o James E. Keith and Minnie (Love) Keith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FORMER FIRE CHIEF DIED EARLY FRIDAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

FUNERAL RITES FOR ELMER KEITH WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Elmer Keith, aged 81 years, chief of the Corsicana Fire department for the past nineteen years prior to his recent retirement, died at 3:30 o’clock Friday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Gordon A. McInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Blankinship, Jr.; one granddaughter; and an aunt, Mrs. F. P. Wood, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J. S. Murchison, R. W. Joyner of Ft. Worth; N. F. Garrett, A. F. Mitchell, F. C. Paul, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., R. D. Fleming, Wilbur Wright and W. P. McCammon. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

A native of Corsicana, Mr. Keith owned and operated one of the first garages and automobile taxi cab companies in Corsicana. He was a member of the IOOF and a Shriner.

During his administration as the head of the fire department, many improvements in equipment and an enlargement of personnel were made.

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Amanda Melvina (Snider) Keeling
July 29, 1854 - Apr 26, 1938

April 27, 1938, Wortham, Texas
KEELING - Wortham, Texas. April 27. - Mrs. Amanda Keeling, 84, died Tuesday night. Mrs. Keeling was a native of New Albany, Miss. She came to Wortham forty-five years ago with her husband, R. L. Keeling. Surviving are the following daughters and sons: Mrs. M. C. Strange, Mrs. J. L. Calame, T. A. Keeling, E. A. Keeling, all of Wortham, and J. E. Keeling of Henderson. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Protestant Church Wednesday afternoon. Pallbearers were the following grandsons: E. A. Strange, Spurgeon Calame and Charles Keeling of Wortham, Clyde Keeling of Mexia, T. G. Keeling of Corsicana, James Keeling of Henderson, Marion Keeling of Overton and Clovis Keeling of Overton.

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Violet Joslin
abt 1913 - Nov 1977

November 16, 1977, Waxahachie, Texas
WAXAHACHIE, Texas - Violet Ruth Joslin, 64, of 631 Dunn, a 50-year resident of Waxahachie, Ellis County, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
She died Tuesday in a Waxahachie hospital.
Mrs. Joslin was a native of Emhouse, Navarro County. She was a member of Waxahachie Rebecca Lodge and Ferris Heights United Methodist Church.

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Annie Laurie (Sturdevent) Jordan
Jan 4, 1856 - Jun 26, 1928

June 28, 1928
JORDAN - Corsicana, Texas. June 27. - Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Jordan, 72, resident of Navarro County for fifty yeas, who died at Chandler, were held here Wednesday with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are one son, C. B. Jordan of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Virgil Williamson of Corsicana, Mrs. Gulick Robinson of Chandler, Mrs. M. E. Hanson of San Antonio, Mrs. Robert Werner of Glen Cove, N. M.; two stepsons, Sam B. Jordan of Corsicana and Paul Jordan of Drane.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN CHANDLER

Mrs. A. L. Jordan, aged 72 years, resident of Navarro county for a half century, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gulick Robinson, at Chandler, Texas, Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock following an illness of several months and the body is scheduled to arrive here Tuesday afternoon on the westbound Cotton Belt passenger train. The funeral services will be conducted sometime Wednesday with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan had been sick about six months, and had been at Chandler about two months. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are two step-sons, Sam B. Jordan, Corsicana; Paul Jordan Drane; one son, C. B. Jordan, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Virgil Williamson, Corsicana; Mrs. Gulick Robinson, Chandler; Mrs. M. E. Hanson, San Antonio; Mrs. Robert Werner, Glen Cove, N.M., and other relatives.

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W. R. Jones
abt 1855 - Jul 1930

July 23, 1930
CORSICANA, Texas, July 23. - W. R. Jones, Pioneer Of Mildred, Is Dead W. R. Jones, 75, resident of the Mildred community for a number of years, died at his home two miles east of Mildred Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. A. E. Walker, Church of Christ minister.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, B. L. Jones, V. H. Jones, W. H. Jones, J. A. Jones and J. S. Jones, and one daughter, Mrs. Oza Gobert.

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T. A. Jones
Jan 1, 1837 - Jan 1, 1922

Jan 3, 1922
JONES. - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 3. - T. A. Jones, born Jan. 1, 1837, died on his 85th birthday at his home, two miles east of Corsicana after a short illness. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.
He is survived by one son, J. H. Jones, who resides in this county.

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Robert Jones
abt 1900 - Sep 1924

September 29, 1924
Dies From Gun Wounds; Self-Defense Claimed
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 28. - Robert Jones, 24 years old, single, is dead as the result of gunshot wounds sustained Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock in the Cryer Creek community, Navarro County. Joe George made bond Sunday in connection with the shooting and was released.
Deputy Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, who answered the call, said George claimed self-defense. Jones is said to have lived in the Avalon community.

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Fannie E. (Langston) Rogers-Jones
aka Fannie E. Rogers
Feb 23, 1858 - Sep 3, 1927

September 3, 1927
Mrs. H. B. Jones Is Dead At Corsicana Hospital
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 3. - Mrs. H. B. Jones, 68, died in a local hospital Saturday following an operation several days ago. She was a pioneer resident of Navarro County and was county treasurer for four years.

September 6, 1927
Mrs. Jennie E. Jones Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 6. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie E. Jones, 69, wife of the late H. B. Jones, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held at Frost with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born in Mississippi but had resided in Navarro County for a number of years.
Mrs. Jones was treasurer of Navarro County two terms from 1923 to 1927.
The following children survive: Two sons, J. B. Rogers, Dawson; Thomas Rogers, Purdon; nine daughters, Mrs. L. E. Davis, Purdon; Mrs. Mattie Fowler, Purdon; Mrs. Addie Boyd, Hillsboro; Mrs. Maggie Bryant, Plainview; Mrs. Cora Adams, Vernon; Mrs. L. C. Britton, Corsicana; Mrs. Bettie Lamb, Dawson; Mrs. Rufus Sanders, Malakoff, and Mrs. Bertha Dew, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED WOMAN

MRS. H. B. JONES DIED SATURDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie E. Jones, aged 69 years, wife of the late H. B. Jones, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic about 9 o’clock Saturday night following a lingering illness, were held at Frost Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was born in Mississippi, but had resided in Navarro county for a number of years.

Mrs. Jones was treasurer of Navarro county two terms, from 1023 to 1927.

The following children survive: Two sons, J. B. Rogers, Dawson; Thomas Rogers, Purdon; nine daughters, Mrs. L. E. Davis, Purdon; Mrs. Mattie Fowler, Purdon; Mrs. Addie Boyd, Hillsboro; Mrs. Maggie Bryant, Plainview; Mrs. Cora Adams, Vernon; Mrs. L. C. Britton, Corsicana; Mrs. Bettie Lamb, Dawson; Mrs. Rufus Sanders, Malakoff, and Mrs. Bertha Dew, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. B. F. Jones
Died Mar. 1906

March 6, 1906, Temple, Texas
JONES - Temple, Tex., March 6, - Mrs. B. F. Jones, late of Corsicana, died last night at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. C. Jones, on West Central avenue, after a brief illness.
The body was taken to Corsicana for burial.

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Mary Jane Jones
abt 1850 - Jul 1939

July 15, 1939
CORSICANA, Texas, July 15. - Mary Jane Jones, 89, Dies; Funeral Today Mrs. Mary Jane Jones, 89, long-time resident of Navarro County, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Todd, at Kerens Saturday noon. The funeral will be held Sunday in the Black Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was the wife of the late Houston Jones, former Navarro County treasurer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. S. B. Henry, Corsicana; Mrs. Elsie Patterson, Black Hills, and Mrs. Todd, Kerens; four sons, Loss Jones, Corsicana; Clade Jones, Emhouse; J. B. Jones, Corsicana; and A. B. Jones, Erick, Okla., and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Mary Elizabeth Jones, Miss
abt 1892 - Feb 1954

February 24, 1954
Miss Mary Jones
CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Miss Mary E. Jones, 62, who died in a local clinic, were held Monday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lavenia Gorman, and a brother, Robert F. Jones, both of Corsicana.

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Mary Ann (Sheppard) Jones
Mar 2, 1846 - Oct 1, 1930

October 2, 1930
Navarro Pioneer Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 2. - Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, 84, pioneer resident of Navarro County, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. W. Bennett, in the Ward Bridge community, Wednesday night. The funeral was held at the Ward Bridge Cemetery Thursday afternoon where burial was made. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Frank Brannon of Teague, Mrs. W. D. Brannon of Pickett and Mrs. G. J. Bason of Messela Park, N.M.; four brothers, W. M. Sheppard of Kerens, T. J. Sheppard of Temple, J. M. Sheppard of Idalou and Jess Sheppard of Dallas.

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Mary Ann (Sheppard) Jones
Mar 2, 1846 - Oct 1, 1930

RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY MANY YEARS IS DEAD

Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, aged 84 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who resided in the Frost section of the county for many years before the Frost community was named Frost, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. W. Bennett, in the Ward Bridge community Wednesday night at 9 o’clock, and the funeral was held at the
Ward Bridge Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Navarro.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bennett, Ward Bridge; Mrs. Frank Brannon, Teague; Mrs. W. D. Brannon, Pickett, and Mrs. G. J. Bason, Messela Park, New Mexico, formerly of Frost; four brothers, W. M. Sheppard, Kerens; T. J. Sheppard, Temple; J. M. Sheppard, Idalou, and Jess Sheppard, Dallas, and a number of nieces and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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PURSLEY

PURSLEY, Oct. 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Ann Jones of Pursley died Thursday night and was buried in the Ward cemetery Friday afternoon. She was making her home with her sister, Mrs. D. W. Bennett.

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Rosie Elnora (Sims) Jones
May 12, 1858 - Jun 7, 1929

June 11, 1929
Corsicana Woman Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 2. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Jones, 71, were held at the Methodist Protestant Church with the Rev. A. H. Arnold officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are six sons, M. H. Jones, G. H. Jones, J. T. Jones, all of Corsicana; Watson Jones and Rufus Jones of Hickory, Ok., and Raymond Jones, Brenham, and one sister, Mrs. Willie Ratliff, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED WOMAN Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Jones, aged 71, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Protestant church, with Rev A. H. Arnold officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving the deceased are six sons, M. H. Jones, G. H. Jones, J. T. Jones, all of Corsicana; Watson Jones and Rufus Jones, Hickory, Okla.; Raymond Jones, Brenham; one sister, Mrs. Willie Ratliff, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Seburn Scroggins. Will Mullins. Clarence Horn, J Kirkland, Bert Waffer, Paul Rash, H. B. Hale and C. A. Washburn.

The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Mabel Delia (Kerr) Jones
Jun 13, 1887 - Mar 11, 1947

March 12, 1947, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Mabel Jones Claimed by Death
Mrs. Mabel Kerr Jones, 59, of 2011 Bernard Place, native Texan and resident of Dallas thirty-seven years, died Tuesday.
Dr. Thomas F. Gallaher will conduct funeral services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in a Corsicana cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Jones was born at Corsicana and was a member of a pioneer Navarro County family. She formerly had been active in parent-teacher work at W. H. Adamson High School.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John W. Newman, Dallas; Mrs. Charles J. Sawicki, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Helen K. McShan, Nome, Alaska, and a grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Guy D. Rose, Bliss Jones, Jess O. Yeargan, Charles E. Kain, all of Dallas, and H. B. Bomar and H. T. Jackson of Corsicana.

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MRS. ALGER JONES DIES IN DALLAS TUESDAY MORNING

INTERMENT WILL BE MADE IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Alger Jones, age 59 years, the former Miss Mabel Kerr of Corsicana, died in Dallas Tuesday morning.

Funeral services are planned in Dallas Wednesday morning afternoon with a short service at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here, will conduct the rites here.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Sawicki and Mrs. John Noonan, both of Dallas; one grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Helen McShan, Alaska; a half-sister, Mrs. L. C. Marek, Leichner, S.D.; step-mother, Mrs. Cal E. Kerr, Corsicana, and a number of cousins and other relatives here.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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MABEL KERR JONES WILL BE BURIED IN CORSICANA THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Kerr Jones, 59, native of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Tuesday morning, are slated here Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. The rites here will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold pastor of Third Avenue Presbyterian church. A service was held at the Oak Cliff Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Dr. Thomas F. Gallahar officiating.

Pallbearers for the rites here will be Harford Jackson, H. B. Bomar, W. P. McCammon, Edgar Metcalf, M. C. Caston and Doyle West.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MABEL KERR JONES THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mabel Kerr Jones, aged 59 years, who died in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held in Dallas Wednesday afternoon and Corsicana Thursday morning. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Dr. Thomas F. Gallager officiated at the serviced held Wednesday afternoon at the Oak Cliff Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Sawicki and Mrs. John Newman both of Dallas; one grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Helen McShan, Alaska; a half-sister, Mrs. L. C. Marek, Letchner, S. D.; step-mother, Mrs. Cal E. Kerr, Corsicana, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

Mrs. Jones had resided in Dallas for a number of years.

Pallbearers were Harford Jackson, H. B. Bomar, W. P. McCammon, Edgar Metcalf, M. C. Caston and Doyle West.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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LaJames Robert Jones
Sep 6, 1870 - Jan 17, 1947

January 19, 1947
J. R. Jones Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 19. - Services were held Sunday for James Robert Jones, 76, who died in a local hospital. Burial was in the Black Hills Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two brothers and two sisters.

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James Robert Jones
Sep 6, 1870 - Jan 17, 1947

JAMES ROBT. JONES FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON James Robert Jones, aged 76 years, died at the P. & S. Hospital Friday at 6:30. p. m. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Black Hills Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lavada Jones, Corsicana; two sons, Grady and Jimmie Jones, and two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Burrough and Mrs. Mary Lou Clampitt all of Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Lon and Jack Jones, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Brown, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Laura F. Foster, Corsicana. The rites will be conducted by Dan Clark. Pallbearers will be Ben Thompson, Cebren Scroggins, Bob McDonald, Buster McDonald, Lee Jones and Hugh Foster.

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J. P. Jones
Died Oct. 1909

October 4, 1909
Death of Justice of Peace
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 4. - J. P. Jones, one of the Justices of the Peace of this precinct, died last night.

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Henry W. Jones
abt 1885 - Oct 1925

October 23, 1925
JONES - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 23. - Funeral services for Henry W. Jones, 40 years old, brakeman on the Trinity & Brazos Valley, who died of injuries received in a work train schedule near Tomball, Harris County, were held at the First Baptist Church at Navarro Thursday afternoon. The Rev. W. T. Breston, pastor of the Hope Baptist Church at Corsicana, officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery with the Masons in charge of the services at the grave. Jones is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Jones, Navarro; five brothers, Ernest, Denison; Robert, California; Leonard, Goose Creek; Lewis, Crosby and Herman, Navarro; and three sisters, Mrs. C. F. Seagraves, Mrs. S. B. Parks, both of Teague, and Mrs. W. H. Maxwell, Navarro.

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Florence (Turner) Jones
Died Aug. 1953

August 30, 1953, Dallas, Texas
JONES
Mrs. Florence 4038 McKinney. Survived by husband, Allen E. Jones, Dallas; brothers, Harry V. Turner, San Angelo; Londer W. Turner, Waco; sisters, Mrs. Thelma Enochs, Ferris; Mrs. Ann McCleary, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Lucille Hanks, Lufkin; one nephew; four nieces. Services Monday, 2 p.m., Cole Park Christian Church, 4105 McKinney, Rev. Estil B. Matthews and Rev. Bob J. Cox officiating. Interment Oak Wood Cemetery, Corsicana. Pallbearers: Paul Manning, Bill Houcutt, G. R. Olinger, J. C. Gilmore, Hirl Lawrence, A. G. Grimmitt.

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D. M. Johnston
Jul 4, 1887 - Jan 1952

January 6, 1952, Dallas, Texas
D. M. Johnston, Type Salesman, Dies at Age 64 David Mills Johnston, 64, of 3219 Homer, a type and printing machine salesman for forty years, died in a Dallas hospital Saturday.
Born in Corsicana on July 4, 1887, Johnston came to Dallas in 1910 as a salesman for the old Barnhart Brothers & Spindler Company and later was with the American Type Founders Sales Corporation and the Western Newspaper Union, all of Dallas.
Johnston traveled the Southwestern States for forty years selling type and printing machinery to both newspapers and to commercial printers. He retired in 1941 because of ill health.
Johnston was a member of City Temple Presbyterian Church and of Trinity Valley Masonic Lodge.
Johnston is survived by his wife and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Crawford and Mrs. R. C. Dyer, both of Dallas, and Mrs. F. V. Richards of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the George A.
Brewer Funeral Chapel, 3603 Ross, with Dr. Harry Sarles, pastor of City Temple Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Trinity Valley Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside ceremonies.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Rivers, Al Smith, Chester Lance, Emile Borak, Fred Johnson and Frank Dyer.

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Ben B. Johnston
abt 1883 - Oct 1941

October 30, 1941, Dallas, Texas
B. B. Johnston, First National Official, Dies Bank Vice-President And Trust Officer Was Expert in Line Ben B. Johnston, 58, of 3117 Southwestern Boulevard, vice-president and trust officer of the First National Bank in Dallas, died at midnight Wednesday at a local hospital. He had been ill since Monday.
Mr. Johnston was born in Navarro County and attended public schools at Corsicana. He moved to Dallas as a young man and married Miss Georgia Miller. He had never been in business of any kind except banking, and started work for the First National Bank's predecessors thirty-eight years ago.
He was regarded as one of the Southwest's foremost trust officials.
He was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Miss Jacqueline Johnston; a brother, D. Mills Johnston, all of Dallas, and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Crawford and Mrs. R. C. Dyer of Dallas and Mrs. F. V. Richards of Los Angeles, Calif.
Arrangements are with Marrs-Mundy-Quill Funeral Home.

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Samuel Wistar Johnson, Sr., Dr., Mayor
Feb 11, 1854 - Jan 1922

January 8, 1922, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Johnson Dies at His Home in Dallas After Long Illness Dr. S. W. Johnson, one of the first men engaged in developing the oil fields in Texas, at Corsicana, died early Saturday morning at his home,
3405 Oak Lawn avenue. He had been ill for several months. His brother, Cone Johnson of Tyler, arrived a short time before his death.
The body will be taken to Corsicana, his former home, Sunday morning, leaving Dallas at 9 o'clock, and funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church of Corsicana at 2 p.m. The active pallbearers will be Albert Berry of Mexia, Haron Ferguson, Elmer Butler, R. B. Johnson, William Clarkson, Frank Drane, Arthur Elliott and W. G. Baker, all of Corsicana.
The honorary pallbearers named are Pat O'Keefe, W. T. Henderson, Cullen Thomas, Julius Germany, Curtis Scoville, Royal A. Ferris, Frank H. Blankenship, Duncan Culbreth, Grier Taylor, the Rev. Horace Bishop, Max Hahn, Dr. J. C. Calhoun and Dr. Henry Winans, all of Dallas; Dr. Heb Beall, Dr. Frank Beall and H. C. Lampe of Fort Worth; John Fortson of Rice, J. C. Webb of Shreveport and Finis Lindsey, Guss Hoover, J. D.
Jackson, Dr. J. H. Black, Tom Ray, Frank Wood and Dick Highnote of Corsicana.
Samuel Wister Johnson was born at Dawsonville, Ga., Feb. 11, 1854. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, Bellevue, N. Y., and went to practice his profession at Ennis in 1880. Soon afterward he was married to Miss Kate Beaton of Corsicana, and went to that city, where he practiced for many years.
Started Oil Development Dr. Johnson was one of the first to realize the possibilities of the oil field of Corsicana and to undertake developments. He was prominently identified in the business of Corsicana as president of the Corsicana National Bank. He served as Mayor of Corsicana and was for many years president of the School Board.
Dr. Johnson's first wife died in 1904, and a few years later he moved to Dallas. H married Miss Sarah Pace of Dallas twelve years ago. On coming to Dallas Dr. Johnson organized the Lone Star Life Insurance Company and was president of the company until its consolidation with the Great Southern Life. Since that time he has been retired.
Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Clarkson and Mrs. Emily Pearl Polk of Fort Worth and Mrs. Earle Fortson of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Mercer Johnson, 10 years old; two brothers, Cone Johnson of Tyler and Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Matchett of Dallas and Mrs. H. M. McHan of Georgia.
He was a Mason and a Knight Templar.

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SPLENDID TRIBUTE TO POPULAR MAN

Friends of Dr. S. W. Johnson Pay Homage to Useful Citizen

The body of Dr. S. W. Johnson, a long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas early Saturday morning, was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. During his long residence here he drew close to him a large circle of friends. As a physician he was learned in his profession and sympathetic by nature. The patients to whom he gave the benefit of his knowledge and skill were invariably drawn to him. Always courtly and quiet and dignified, and ever respectful and gentle, and a man of studious habits and seeking to relieve suffering and pain as he passed through life, he was not only a popular physician but a man who was trusted implicitly and honored for his real worth.

In business the same admirable traits marked his career. His sensitive ear never failed to hear the cry of distress and the orphan and the poor have found sunshine and relief in the warmth of his heat.

It was fitting that his body should rest at the altar of the First Methodist church before being consigned to its final resting place in Oakwood cemetery. By that means his friends were given an opportunity to gather in deep sorrow near his earthly remains and quietly recount his many virtues. And friends were present in large numbers. It was a splendid tribute they paid him. It was a gloomy day with threatening clouds overhead. But this did not deter Dr. S. W. Johnson’s friends from demonstrating their friendship and devotion. In the great number present were men and women in the various walks of life. There was the Jew and the Gentile, the rich and the poor. Some came for the reason that they loved him as a physician. Others because they honored him as a business man and had received favors at his hands. Others for the reason that from his generous purse they had been relieved from hunger and their bodies had been protected from the winter’s cold winds. All because he was a man among men.

The altar was literally banked with an elaborate display of handsome flowers and costly wreaths as this great old church has ever known on any similar occasion. Not only Corsicana friends but friends from Dallas and Fort Worth and Tyler and Mexia came to give demonstration of their love and sorrow.

The ceremonies were simple, yet impressive. A quartette composed of Mr. Metcalf, Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. Harry Williams and Mr. Lloyd Kerr sang and the reading of the burial service by the pastor, Rev. D. K. Porter was followed by an impressive prayer. Quietly the pastor said that he had received in writing a tribute by a friend to Dr. Johnson. “It is,” he said, “a truer and more fitting word than I could give of this man around whose life so many virtues cluster. The tribute is from the pen of a friend who knew him as only a friend could know a friend,” With this Dr. Porter read as follows:

“As a long time friend and patron of Dr. S. W. Johnson, and one most intimately associated with him for many years, in both a social and business way, I can truly say, and it does my heart good to pay him the deserved tribute, that I have never known a truer friend or a more lovable character.

“Equitably sound in judgment, wonderfully skillful in his profession, just and sympathetic at all times, kind and considerate fo the poor, especially and altogether a most enviable character.

“Above deception himself, he had no sort of sympathy with either hypocrites or fraudulent persons, seeking the injury of others for selfish designs.

“To speak of Dr. Johnson will bring both sweet and sad memories of other days, especially in the broken homes and hearts in the broken homes and hearts of the very many who trusted him so implicitly in the hours of their severest affliction.

“May we better imitate his example, and when our final summons comes, may it be truly said of us, as of him; He Lived a useful and a noble life, is the wish of a sincere friend.”

The handsome casket covered with rarest flowers was taken from the altar and out of the cemetery followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, where in conformity with the simple service of committal the body was consigned to its final resting place, the entire ceremony from the church to the grave being modest and no doubt, as this man—who had so lived that friends had been drawn close to him all along life’s journey would have preferred.

The tribute said by the friend and which the pastor read which is given in full above, touched every heart. It has been frequently referred to in words of praise and endorsement by Dr. Johnson’s friends. The reporter has learned that it was written by Mr. Ralph Beaton,

The Dallas News of Sunday contained a photograph of Dr. Johnson and the following sketch of his life, in which also appears the names of the pallbearers and their places of residence:

Dr. S. W. Johnson, one of the first men engaged in developing the oil fields in Texas, at Corsicana, died early Saturday morning at his home, 3405 Oak Lawn avenue. He had been ill for several months. His brother, Cone Johnson of Tyler, arrived a short time before his death.

The body will be taken to Corsicana, his former home, Sunday morning, leaving Dallas at 9 o’clock and funeral services will be held in the First Methodist church of Corsicana at 2 p.m. The active pallbearers will be Albert Berry of Mexia, Aaron Ferguson, Elmer Butler, R. B. Johnson, William Clarkson, Frank Drane, Arthur Elliot and W. G. Baker, all of Corsicana.

The honorary pallbearers named are Pat O’Keefe, W. T. Henderson, Cullen Thomas, Julius Germany, Curtis Scoville, Royal A. Ferris, Frank H. Blankenship, Duncan Culbreth, Grier Taylor, the Rev. Horace Bishop, Max Hahn, Dr. J. C. Calhoun and Dr. Henry Winans, all of Dallas; Dr. Hob Deall, Dr. Frank Beall and H. C. Lampe of Fort Worth; John Fortson of Rice, J. C. Webb of Shreveport and Finis Lindsey, Gus Hoover, J. D. Jackson, Dr. J. H. Black, Tom Ray, Frank Wood and Dick Highnote of Corsicana.

Samuel Wister Johnson was born at Dawsonville, Ga., Feb. 11, 1854. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, Bellevue, N. Y., and went to practice his profession at Ennis in 1880. Soon afterward he was married to Miss Kate Beaton of Corsicana, and went to that city where he practiced for many years.

Started Oil Development.
Dr. Johnson was one of the first to realize the possibilities of the oil field of Corsicana and to undertake developments. He was prominently identified in the business of Corsicana as president of the Corsicana National Bank. He served as Mayor of Corsicana and was for many years president of the School Board.

Dr. Johnson’s first wife died in 1904, and a few years later he moved to Dallas. He married Miss Sarah Pace of Dallas twelve years ago. On coming to Dallas Dr. Johnson organized the Lone Star Life Insurance Company and was president of the company until its consolidation with the Great Southern Life. Since that time he has been retired.

Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Clarkson and Mrs. Emily Pearl Polk of Fort Worth and Mrs. Earle Fortson of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Mercer Johnson, 10 years old; two brothers, Cone Johnson of Tyler and Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Matchett of Dallas and Mrs. H. M. Meilan of Georgia. He was a Mason and a Knight Templar.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 9, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nancy Kate (Beaton) Johnson married Jul. 7, 1881 2nd wife Sarah (Pace) Johnson married 1910 s/o Samuel C. Johnson and Emily M. (Swilling) Johnson

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Dr. S. W. Johnson Dead.

The news of Dr. Johnson’s death this morning at six o’clock at his home in Dallas, was not unexpected after his long, painful illness, but it is nevertheless a great sorrow to his many friends and kins-men here, where he spent the best years of his young and mature manhood. His ever cherry, genial disposition was a great asset in his profession as a physician and fully sustained the proverb—“ A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, but he will be brought back here for burial in the family lot where, his first wife, Mrs. Kate Beaton Johnson and four children. Surviving him, are a wife and three daughters, Mesdames Wiley Clarkson and Pearl Polk of Fort Worth, and Earl Fortson, this city.

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Samuel Dotson Johnson
Mar 26, 1862 - Sep 13, 1932

September 14, 1932, Dallas, Texas
Retired Railroad Man Of Corsicana Dies Here
S. D. Johnson, 70, of Corsicana, a retired railroad man, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roland Martin, 5819 eVlasco, following a brief illness. He was in the employ of the Cotton Belt Railroad for more than twenty years.
Surviving Mr. Johnson are two daughters, Mrs. Martin and Miss Rose Johnson, Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. Gus Hoover, Dallas, and Mrs. J. F. Gaston, Vinita, Ok.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Corsicana where he is to be buried.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN DALLAS TUESDAY

S. D. JOHNSON IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for S. D. Johnson, aged 70, of Corsicana, retired railroad man, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roland Martin, in Dallas following a brief illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McCammon, 420 West Sixth avenue, with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Johnson was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and was well-known here. He was employed by the Cotton Belt railroad for 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martin, Dallas, and Miss Rose Johnson, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Gus Hoover, Dallas; and Mrs. J. F. Gaston, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Nat Pinkston, W. P. McCammon, Cap Allyn, E. N. Johnson, Luther A. Johnson and Ralph Blackburn of Dallas.

The funeral was conducted by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Samuel Wistar Johnson, Jr. 
Jul 23, 1885 - Oct 24, 1918

October 26, 1918, Dallas, Texas
JOHNSON - Samuel Wistar Johnson Jr., 33 years old, died Thursday night at his farm near Lewisville, Denton County. Funeral services will be held in the Loudermilk Chapel tomorrow morning, after which the body will be taken to Corsicana, where the burial will take place at 11 o'clock. Mr. Johnson, who was a son of Dr. S. A. Johnson of Dallas, is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Ruby Key of Corsicana, and by a son and three sisters, Mrs. A. W. Polk of Dallas, Mrs. Ben Fortson of Corsicana and Mrs. Wiley Clarkson of Fort Worth. Mr. Johnson was well known in Dallas, where he resided up to a few years ago.

October 28, 1918
Johnson - The body of S. W. Johnson Jr., who died at Denton Oct. 24, aged 33 years, will be forwarded to Corsicana this morning by Undertaker Loudermilk, where funeral services will be held this afternoon. The body will be accompanied by Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth, brother of the deceased.

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Remains Brought Here For Interment

The remains of the late Samuel Wistar Johnson, Jr., who died at Lewiston, Denton County, last Thursday night, reached here at 11:15 today over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and the funeral took place from the union station with interment in Oakwood. The father of the deceased, Dr. S. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Clarkson, Dr. H. Clay Johnson, and other relatives and a number of friends accompanied the remains to Corsicana and were joined at the depot here by numerous old friends and relatives. Rev. C. H. Booth read the last rites at the grave and many beautiful flowers were sent in by those who knew and loved the deceased in life. The young man was born and reared in Corsicana and many hearts here were saddened by his untimely death.

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Died in Dallas.

Wister Johnson, son of Dr. S. W. Johnson, who was reared in Corsicana, died in Dallas last night, after a few days illness. The deceased was near thirty years of age and leaves a wife and little son five years of age. Besides these he is survived by his father and three sisters, Mrs. Ben Fortson, of Corsicana; Mrs. W. A. Polk, of Dallas and Mrs. Wiley Clarkson of Fort Worth. The deceased had a large circle of friends here who will be pained to learn of his death.

The remains will reach here Sunday morning over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and the funeral will take place from the depot, with interment in Oakwood.

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Richard Booker Johnson
abt 1860 - May 1937

May 17, 1937
JOHNSON - Corsicana, Texas, May 17. - Funeral services for Richard B. Johnson, 77, who died in the Montfort community Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at the Bazette Christian Church with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. A native of Virginia, Mr. Johnson had lived in Navarro County for fifty years. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gracie Whitbeck, Fort Worth; Mrs. Elvin Layfield, Powell; Mrs. Hallie Whitfield, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertha Guinn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Parrish, Cleburne.

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R. B. JOHNSON OF MONTFORT BURIED IN BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Richard B. Johnson, aged 77 years, who died in Montfort community Sunday at noon, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Bazette Christian church with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. A native of Virginia, Mr. Johnson had resided in Navarro county for about 50 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gracie Whitbeck, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Elvin Layfield, Powell; Mrs. Hallie Whitfield, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertha Guinn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Parrish, Cleburne; twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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W. H. Johnson, Mrs. Nee Harlan
abt 1880 - Mar 1954

March 29, 1954
Mrs. W. H. Johnson
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. W. H. Johnson, 74, wife of Judge W. H. Johnson, former justice of the peace, died Saturday. Funeral rites are set Monday at 10 a.m. here.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Harlan Johnson, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Hill, both of Dallas; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Sam Harlan, Corsicana, and Will Harlan, Richland, and a sister, Mrs. John L. Lewis, Bernard, Texas.

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Frances Louisa (McMillan) Johnson
Nov 12, 1852 - Aug 25, 1936

August 25, 1936
Mrs. E. W. Johnson, Mother of Texas Congressman, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 25. - Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson, 83, mother of Congressman Luther Johnson of the Sixth Texas District, and a native of Navarro County, died at her home here at 9 o'clock Thursday night. Mrs. Johnson was born at Dresden but had resided in Corsicana sixty-one years. Her husband died in 1924.
Funeral services will be held here at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by nine children, Mrs. C. L. Knox, Corsicana; Congressman Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. P. McCammon, Corsicana; Miss Minnie Johnson, Corsicana; Ernest N. Johnson, Dallas; W. Neil Johnson, Dallas; W. Hugh Johnson, Dallas; Mrs. N. D. McKee, Dallas, and R.
Douglas Johnson, Houston; fifteen grandchildren, Mrs. Walter Fendley, Dallas, C. J. Knox, Corsicana; Mrs. John M. McGee, Corsicana; Luther A.Johnson Jr., Corpus Christi; Mrs. Don F. MacKenzie, Washington; Mrs. R. B. Bowles, Dallas; E. Wiley Johnson Jr., Dallas; Miss Elizabeth Johnson, Dallas; James W. McCammon, Corsicana; Mrs. Albert McElwrath, Corsicana; Mrs. T. E. Nelson, Houston; Miss Dorothy Johnson, Houston; Miss Elva Johnson, Houston; Miss Frances McKee, Dallas, and Miss Marjorie McKee, Dallas; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Minnie McMillan, Corsicana, and a brother, Neil McMillan, who resides in California.

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DEAD AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 5 P.M. FOR MRS. E. WILEY JOHNSON

Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson, aged 83 years, native and life-long resident of Navarro county died at her home, 410 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday night about 9 o’clock, after having been critically ill for several days. She had been in failing health for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McCammon, 420 West Sixth avenue, the old Johnson home, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Member Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Johnson had long been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. Ilion T. Jones, Presbyterian minister of Iowa City, Iowa, former pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here.

Mrs. Johnson was Miss Fannie McMillan prior to her marriage. She was born Nov. 12, 1852, near Dresden, Navarro county. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McMillan, who came to Navarro county from Alabama in 1850. Mrs. Johnson was probably the oldest native-born white citizen of Navarro.

She married E. Wiley Johnson, June 15, 1870, and moved with her husband to Corsicana in 1875, 61 years ago. Mr. Johnson, died Dec. 23, 1924.

Nine Children Survive.
Surviving are nine children, Mrs. C. L. Knox, Corsicana; Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. P. McCammon, Corsicana; Miss Minnie Johnson, Corsicana; Ernest N. Johnson, Dallas; W. Neil Johnson, Dallas; W. Hugh Johnson, Dallas; Mrs. N. D. McKee, Dallas, and R. Douglas Johnson, Houston; 17 grandchildren, Mrs. Walter Fendley, Dallas; Christopher J. Knox, Corsicana; Mrs. John M. McGee, Corsicana; Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Corpus Christi; Mrs. Don F. MacKenzie, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. R. B. Bowles, Dallas; E. Wiley Johnson, Jr., Dallas; Miss Elizabeth Johnson, Dallas; James W. McCammon, Corsicana; Mrs. Albert McElwrath, Corsicana; Mrs. T. E. Nelson, Houston; Miss Dorothy Johnson, Houston; Miss Elva Johnson, Houston; Neil Johnson, Jr., Dallas; Miss Bettie Johnson, Dallas; Frances McKee, Dallas, and Marjorie McKee, Dallas; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah Beth Knox, Corsicana; Marylyn McGee, Corsicana; Natalie McGee, Corsicana; Bobbie Bowles, Jr., Dallas, Gatt MacKenzie, Washington, D. C.; Seley Johnson, Corpus Christi; Dougie Nelson, Houston, and Joan Nelson, Houston; a sister, Miss Minnie McMillan, Corsicana, and a brother, Neil McMillan, California.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 26, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Mrs. Johnson was probably the oldest native-born white citizen of Navarro); w/o Ebenezer Wiley Johnson married June 15, 1870 d/o Alexander Campbell McMillan & Louisa Freelove (Melton) McMillan

Mary Johnston
Jun 13, 1853 - Feb 1925

February 8, 1925
Mrs. Martha Johnston, who would have been 93 years old on June 13 next, died Friday night at her home, 1419 West Fourth avenue. Mrs. Johnston was born June 13, 1832, in Sumpter County, Alabama. She was married to Capt. Robert B. Johnston Aug. 25, 1853. After the marriage the couple came to Centerville, Leon County and settled. In 1868 they moved to Navarro County. She was the mother of eight children, only three of whom survive as follows: R. B. Johnston, Corsicana; W. B. Johnston, Birmingham, Ala., and H. C. Johnston of Louisiana. The other children now dead were S. S. Johnston, Mary Irene Johnston, G. E. Johnston, Mary Irene Johnston, G. E. Johnston, Walter H. Johnston and Emma B. Walton, deceased wife of C. C. Walton.

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Harry Dinwoodie Johnson
Feb 16, 1868 - Apr 1, 1953

April 2, 1953
Harry Johnson, Corsicana, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, April 2. - Funeral rites for Harry D. Johnson, 86, who died Wednesday following a heart attack last week end, were held from St. John's Episcopal Church Thursday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, he came to Corsicana in November, 1882. He was a druggist for years and later was a grocer, banker, Navarro County auditor from 1912 to 1916, and had bee secretary-treasurer of the Corsicana Federal Savings and Loan Association since its organization in 1934. He had been treasurer of St. John's Episcopal Church since 1918.
Johnson was past grand patriarch of the grand encampment, and past commander, department of Texas canton, IOOF, and a Mason and Knight Templar.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Daniel, Kerens; a son, W. A. Lang, Corsicana; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Frances M. Johnson
abt 1868 - Jun 1932

June 20, 1932, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Frances Johnson To Be Buried Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Johnson, 64, of 1142 Elmdale, who was found dead Saturday with a pistol beside her at Elmwood and Clinton, Oak Cliff, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at a Corsicana Methodist Church. Burial will be in Corsicana. A verdict of gunshot wounds, suicidal, was returned by Justice J. H. Moore after a Coroner's inquest.

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Florence Johnson
abt 1891 - Jan 1929

January 14, 1929
Mildred Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 14. - Mrs. Florence Johnson, 38, died at Mildred Monday. The funeral will be held Tuesday with burial in the Grady Cemetery, Ellis County. Surviving are her husband and other relatives.

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Edward Albert Beer Johnson, Dr. - (Corsicana Mayor)
Feb 28, 1852 - Jan 29, 1937

January 30, 1937
E. A. Johnson, 84, I.O.O.F. Leader, Dies at Corsicana
Native of England, Long Active in Civic Work, to Be Buried Saturday
Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 29. - Dr. E. A. Johnson, 84, pioneer businessman and an outstanding leader in I.O.O.F. Lodge circles of Texas for many years, died at his home early Friday. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church of which Dr. Johnson had been a longtime member.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton D. Browne of Dallas; six grandchildren; two brothers, H. D. Johnson of Corsicana and Dr. Walter Johnson of Manchester, England, and three sisters, Misses Mary and Alice Johnson of Manchester, England, and Mrs. J. A. McQueen of Penticlon, British Columbia.
Dr. Johnson was born in England and lived at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, and Dublin, Ireland, before moving to Corsicana in 1879.
He was a member of the Board of Aldermen for eight or ten years and was Mayor for four years. During his term as Mayor the public library was constructed. He served long terms of the school and library boards.
Soon after the founding of the I.O.O.F. Widows and Orphans' Home here in 188s, Dr. Johnson became affiliated with that order in Corsicana Lodge No. 63, as well as in all capacities of the Texas Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F.
He was grand master of the grand lodge, I.O.O.F., and also served for years on the home board, as well as a long tenure as chairman of the home school board. He was treasurer of the local subordinate lodge for thirty-eight years.


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PIONEER RESIDENT DIED EARLY TODAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

DR. E. A. JOHNSON, NATIVE ENGLAND, PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Dr. E. A. Johnson, aged 84 years, pioneer business man and an outstanding leader in I. O. O. F. Lodge circles of Texas for many years, died at his home, 548 West Fifth avenue, shortly after midnight Friday morning following an illness of several months.

The funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church of which Dr. Johnson had been a long-time member. The rites at the grave will be conducted by high officials of the Texas Grand Lodge and local Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Clayton D. Browne, Dallas; six grandchildren, Clayton Edward Browne, Misses Reba Browne, Dorothy Browne, Mildred Browne and Kathleen Browne, all of Dallas, and Mrs. Judson, Olberg, Yuma, Arizona; two brothers, H. D. Johnson, Corsicana, and Dr. Walter Johnson, Manchester, England; and three sisters, Misses Mary and Alice Johnson, Manchester, England, and Mrs. J. A. McQueen, Penticlon, British Columbia, Canada.

Born in England.
Dr. Johnson was born in England, Feb. 28, 1852, the son of a British army officer. The family moved to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, when he was about 4 years of age and later returned to England and then went to Dublin where he completed his education.

Finishing college in Dublin, Dr. Johnson went to London where he was apprenticed to an apothecary for a five year term and after completing his training, received a license by the Pharmaceutical association and came to America, settling in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1873.

Opened Drug Store Here.
He returned to England but came back to America, settling in Corsicana in 1879 where he opened the Johnson Drug store and continued the business until his retirement several years ago when he sold his holdings to a group headed by W. P. Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, nee Miss Clara Lewis, also a native of England, were married in the Episcopal church here in 1889. Mrs. Johnson’s family came to America about the time that Dr. Johnson emigrated.

In addition to his business interests, Mr. Johnson found time to serve his community and the Odd Fellows lodge in many capacities. He was a member of the board of aldermen of Corsicana for eight or ten years and was mayor for four years. During his term as mayor, the public library was constructed, and the ground now occupied by the Sam Houston ward school was acquired for the city.

He served lengthy terms on the school and library boards.

Prominent Odd Fellow.
Shortly after the founding of the I. O. O. F. Widows and Orphan’s Home here in 1885, Mr. Johnson became affiliated with that order and served in all capacities in Corsicana Lodge No. 63, as well as in all capacities of the Texas Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., and also served for years on the Home board as well as a lengthy tenure as chairman of the Home school board. He was always especially interested in the Home and it was his custom each year to present appropriate tokens to the child making the highest scholastic record in each grade in the Home school.

Dr. Johnson was treasurer of the local subordinate lodge for 38 years in addition to holding membership and offices of trust and responsibility in various other branches of the order.

In addition to his varied interests, Mr. Johnson was a close follower of sports and was especially interested in baseball.

Prominent Odd Fellows Expected.
Grand Secretary S. M. Williams of the Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. . Dallas, Friday was notifying officers of that organization to be here for the rites Saturday afternoon.

Pallbearers for the rites at the church will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Se., Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr., Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. R. C. Curtis, W. P. Brown, J. N. Garitty and F. L. Seale.

I. O. O. F. pallbearers from the church and at the rites at the cemetery will be. J. I. Ellett, W. J. Lunn, E. M. Polk, Sr., Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., W. P. Brown, W. T. Parker, W. A. McPherson and C. S. Collins.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

Notice to Odd Fellows.
All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the I. O. O. F. Hall, corner North Beaton street and West Third avenue, Saturday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock to attend the funeral services for Brother E. A. Johnson.

Paul Moore, Noble Grand.
W. J. Lunn, Secretary.

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PIONEER CORSICANAN LAID AT REST AFTER SERVICES SATURDAY

DR. E. A. JOHNSON HAD RESIDED IN CORSICANA FOR FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS

Funeral services for E. A. Johnson, aged 84 years, retired druggist, who died at his home , 543 West Fifth avenue, at an early hour Friday morning after an extended illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church of which Dr. Johnson had long been a member, with the IOOF Lodge in charge of the services at the grave.

A native of England and educated in Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Johnson came to Corsicana in 1879 and opened a drug store, the Johnson Drug company and was active in the civic, political, business, church and fraternal circles of this community and state for more than half a century.

He was formerly alderman an mayor of Corsicana, serviced for years on the library and school boards, held all offices in the I. O. O. F. subordinate and Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., including that of Grand Master, and for years was a member of the I. O. O. F. Home and Home school directorates. He also was a Mason, Elk, and Maccabee.

Dr. Johnson served as treasured of Corsicana Lodge. No. 63, I. O. O. F., for 38 years.

Surviving Relatives.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, formerly, Miss Clara Lewis, also native of England; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton D. Browne, Dallas; six grandchildren, Clayton Edward Browne, Dallas; Misses Reba Browne, Dorothy Browne, Mildred Browne and Kathleen Browne, all of Dallas; and Mrs. Judson Olberg, Yuma, Ariz.; two brothers, H. D. Johnson, Corsicana, and Dr. Walter Johnson, Manchester, England; and three sisters, Misses Alice and Mary Johnson, both of Manchester, England, and Mrs. J. A. McQueen, Pentlelon, British Columbia, Canada.

Pallbearers for the rites at the church were Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr., Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. R. C. Curtis, W. P. Brown, J. N. Garitty and F. L. Seale.

Pallbearers at the I. O. O. F. rites were J. I. Ellett, Ed M. Polk, Sr., W. J. Lunn, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., W. P. Brown, W. T. Parker, W. A. McPherson and C. S. Collins.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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HIGH ODD FELLOWS OFFICIALS HERE FOR JOHNSON FUNERAL

A number of officials of the Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. and other branches of the order were here Saturday afternoon for the funeral rites for E. A. Johnson, 84, retired druggist and prominent civic, fraternal and business leader for more than a half century. Dr. Johnson died early Friday morning after a lingering illness.

The Texas Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. had charge of the rites at the grave along with Corsicana Lodge No. 63. Special songs were rendered by the girls’ glee club of the I. O. O. F. Home under the direction of Miss Emily Roberts, member of the faculty.

Arthur Honig and D. C. McCord, both of Dallas, had charge of the impressive I. O. O. F. ceremony.

Among high ranking officials here included W. R. Francis, Fort Worth department commander, Patriarchs Millitant, and member of the home board; H. H. Lummus, Ennis, grand treasurer, Texas Grand Lodge; S. M. Williams, Dallas, grand secretary; and others, Dr. Tate Miller, Dallas, was here for the rites.

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B. W. Johnson
abt 1846 - Nov 1920

JOHNSON - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 7. - B. W. Johnson, aged 74 years, of Wortham, who has been under treatment at the Physicians and Surgeons' Hospital here for some time, died there yesterday, and the body was sent to Wortham from burial. He is survived by his wife and four grown children.

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Emil C. Kumke
Jan 31, 1861 - Sep 30, 1929

September 30, 1929
Emil C. Kumke, 69, Dead at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 30 - Emil C. Kumke, 69, native of Germany but resident of America for fifty-seven years and of Corsicana forty-eight years, died suddenly Monday from a heart attack. The funeral will be held Tuesday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Karl Kumke of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thorne, Corsicana; three sisters Mrs. Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Gulda Markia and Mrs. James Smith, all of Houston.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DROPPED DEAD HERE MONDAY

EMIL C. KUMKE, NATIVE OF GERMANY, RESIDENT CORSICANA 48 YEARS

Emil C. Kumke, 69, native of Germany, but resident of America 57 years and of Corsicana 48 years, died suddenly Monday morning about 10 o’clock with a heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time, but his condition was not thought to be serious. Mr. Kumke had been to town Monday morning and feeling badly, returned home. After getting out of the automobile to go into the house, he fell, dying within a few moments. The funeral will be held from the family home, 637 North Thirteenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Kumke was born in Thorn, Germany and came to America when 12 years of age.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis E. Dugger, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Kumke was a member.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Karl Kumke, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thorn, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Lang, Mrs. Hulda Markle and Mrs. James Smith, all of Houston, and numerous other relatives who reside in Houston. He was a brother of the late Mrs. W. H. Barth of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mr. Kumke was well known, especially among the older residents of Corsicana. He was connected with the Barth Market for many years. During the past several years he had not been active in business circles of the city, due to the condition of his health.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 30, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Germany h/o Antonia (Fricke) Kumke married Feb. 1, 1898 s/o Carl A. Kumke and Rosalie (Weise) Kumke

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMIL C. KUMKE ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Emil C. Kumke, 69, who died with a heart attack Monday morning at 10 o’clock, were held from the family home, 637 North Thirteenth street Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Louis E. Dugger, pastor of the Cumberland, Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Kumke was a member.

Mr. Kumke was born in Germany but came to America when 12 years of age. He had resided in Corsicana for 48 years. He was connected with the Barth market for many years, but had not been active in business for the past several years.

Mr. Kumke went to town Monday morning. He felt badly and returned home, falling before reaching the house from the car, dying almost instantly.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Karl Kumke, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thorn, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Lang, Mrs. Hulda Markle, and Mrs. James Smith, all of Houston, and a number of other relatives in Houston.

Pallbearers were R. B. White, Dallas; John H. Lang, Houston; Fred Fricke, Dallas; A. Fricke, Dallas; Fred Tomek, Dallas, and Ed Wagnopski, Houston.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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James H. Livingston
abt 1869 - May 1934

May 21, 1934
LIVINGSTON. - Corsicana, Texas. May 21. - Funeral services for James H. Livingston, 65, lifelong resident of Navarro County, who died at his home in the Richland community early Sunday, were held Monday afternoon with burial in the Richland Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Jimmie Langston of Wortham.
Surviving are his wife; a son, W. E. Livingston of Richland; and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Johnston of Dallas.

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Thomas Perry Little
Nov 16, 1855 - Dec 25, 1924

December 25, 1924
T. P. Little Dies at Home in Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 25. - T. P. Little, 70 years old, prominent Navarro County farmer, died at his home near here at 1:10 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the family home at 1 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Mr. Little is survived by his wife and four children as follows; D. A. Little, Dallas; Rufus Little, Archie Little and Miss Emma Little, all of Corsicana. He had been a resident of Navarro County for many years.

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PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

THOMAS P. LITTLE HAD LIVED IN THIS COUNTY FOR MANY YEARS

Thos. P. Little, aged 70 years, died at his home a few miles southwest of Corsicana, in the Pleasant Grove community, at 1:10 o’clock Thursday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. G. G. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church at Pleasant Grove, preaching the funeral service, assisted by Rev. J. N. Peeples.

Mr. Little had been in ill health for some time and had been confined to his bed for several days before his death, and all his children, four in number, were at his bedside when the end came that brought to a close a most honorable and useful life.

The deceased was born in Remlap, Alabama, on Nov. 1, 1855, and came to Texas some time during the year 1881, and settled in the Pleasant Grove community, where he has lived continuously since that time. He was married on July 15, 1885, to Miss Henrietta Megarity, and to this union there were five children born, one which passed away several years ago, the others having grown to manhood and womanhood and are now useful citizens of their father’s adopted state.

Mr. Little was a member of the Methodist church and had lived a consistent Christian life for many years, or since the time he knelt at the altar and confessed his God. He was not only one of the most prominent and successful farmers of Navarro county, but was identified with the business interests of Corsicana and was ever found on the side of progress and aiding in any work that would build up his community and further the interests of humanity.

Mr. Little is survived by his widow, four grown children, as follows: D. A. Little of Dallas, Archie Little, Rufus Little and Mrs. Emma Duntin of Corsicana.

The funeral services were held at the home at 3 o’clock this afternoon and a great crowd was present and followed the body to its last resting place in the Hamilton cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings and when the mound had been covered with the flowers it tended to dispel the chill of the biting north wind and carried one back to the sunny, balmy spring days when the flowers reign supreme in the Southland.

The pallbearers were H. B. Bomar, J. A. Young, J. H. Jones, L. J. Sheppard, Wiley Robinson, Jim Taylor and A. L. Matthews.

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M. H. Love
abt 1848 - Oct 1922

October 28, 1922, Dallas, Texas
M. H. Love, 74 years old, 2930 Grand avenue, died Friday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, four sons, A. A. Love and Emory Love of Dallas, C. W. Love of Corsicana and M. H. Love of Justin, and three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Harvey and Mrs. T. H. Stark of Kleburg, and Mrs. C. H. Johnson of Dallas. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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