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Abe Mickey McBroom
Feb 19, 1919 - Feb 9, 1948

February 11, 1948
War Veteran Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 11. - Abe Mickey McBroom, 28, World War II veteran, died in the Veterans Hospital, Lisbon, near Dallas, Monday night. Funeral services were held here Wednesday, with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery, A military services was conducted at the grave. Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Onita McBroom, Laird Hill; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McBroom; two brothers, Tom and Dan McBroom, and sisters, Mrs. Robert Nelson, Mrs. Robert G. Iker, all of Corsicana. Another sister, Mrs. Virgil B. Nokes, lives in Alaska.

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Mrs. D. K. McCammon
abt 1853 - Oct 1935

October 26, 1935, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. D. K. McCammon, Corsicana, Dies Here
Rites for Mrs. D. K. McCammon, 82, native of Navarro County and longtime resident of Corsicana, who died here Friday will be held at the home of her niece, Mrs. A. B. Douglas, Corsicana, Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial there. She was the wife of the late D. K. McCammon, pioneer gin operator and well-known citizen of Navarro County.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Corsicana, of which Mrs. McCammon was a long-time member.
Surviving are a son, J. M. McCammon, Dallas; two grandsons, a brother, the Rev. Bruce Meadows, Methodist minister, and other relatives.

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Dora Lee (Hurley) McCarter
abt 1920 - Jun 1948

June 9, 1948
Mrs. Dora Lee McCarter Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, June 9. - Mrs. Dora Lee McCarter, 28, a former Corsicana resident, died in her home in Dallas Monday night.
Funeral services were here Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hurley, Dallas; a brother, Robert Hurley, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Mozelle Sikes, Corsicana; Mrs. Lillie Sikes and Mrs. Pauline Cook, both of Dallas.

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Lizzie McDaniel
abt 1862 - Aug 1940

August 17, 1940
McDANIEL - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 17. - Mrs. Lizzie McDaniel, 78, died at her home here Saturday. Funeral will be held Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with interment in Centerville. A native of Centerville, she resided in that community until she come to Corsicana thirty-nine years ago. Surviving are a son, S. B. McDaniel, and two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Dockery and Miss Hattie McDaniel, all of Corsicana, and a brother, Bert T. Gresham, Centerville.

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S. B. McDaniel
abt 1887 - Mar 1943

March 6, 1943
S. B. McDaniel Rites Scheduled Monday
CORSICANA, Texas, March 6. - Funeral services for S. B. McDaniel, 56, vice-president and general manager of the Fortson Wholesale Grocery Company here, and well-known throughout this part of the state, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of Mrs. Alice Long in Ector.
McDaniel died of a heart attack early Friday, while en route home from Williamsburg, Va.
Survivors include his wife and two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Dockery and Miss Hattie McDaniel, all of Corsicana.

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Rosa McDavitt
Died Jan. 1913

January 25, 1913
McDavitt - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 25. - The body of Miss Rosa McDavitt, who died at Brownsville, reached here this morning and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

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R. S. McDonald
abt 1874 - Jul 1938

July 14, 1938
McDONALD - Corsicana, Texas. July 14. - R. S. McDonald, 64, of Pinkston, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. Funeral rites will be held at Barry Friday morning. Corsicana Lodge No. 63. I.O.O.F. of which he had been a member for many years, will have charge of the rites at the grave. Surviving are his wife and several sons.

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William LeRoy McDonald
abt 1901 - Jul 1939

July 25, 1939
Funeral Rites Held For Accident Victim
BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, July 25. - Funeral services for William LeRoy McDonald, 38, killed in an automobile accident near McAllen Sunday, were held in the Black Hills Church, conducted by the Rev. W. V. Bane. Burial was in Black Hills Cemetery.
McDonald is survived by one son, Elgie, 14, of Blooming Grove; his father, E. W. McDonald of Alma; seven brothers, Sam of Corsicana Route 1, Lloyd of Ennis, Dick of Austin, J. T., Arlee, Aubrey and James Eddie, all of Alma; one sister, Dorothy Mae of Alma.

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Donie McElvaney
Oct 31, 1894 - Jul 09, 1930

July 10, 1930
Miss Donie McElvaney Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. July 10. - Funeral services for Miss Donie McElvaney, 36, daughter of Mrs. G. A. McElvaney of the Rural Shade community, several miles south of Kerens, who died Wednesday morning, were held at the Long Prairie Cemetery Thursday. Surviving are her mother, one brother, Ben McElvaney, Corpus Christi; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Woodard, Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Mrs. Ethel Caldwell and Mrs. Emma Trent, all of the Kerens community, and Mrs. E. E. Goodwin, Ennis.

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RESIDENT RURAL SHADE COMMUNITY DIED WEDNESDAY

Miss Donie McElvaney, aged 36 years, daughter of Mrs. G. A. McElvaney of Rural Shade community, several miles south of Kerens, died in the Navarro county hospital Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, and the funeral will be held at the Long Prairie Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment will be made. The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and was taken to Kerens by the Stockton Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, which will direct the funeral.

Surviving are her mother, one brother, Ben McElvaney, Corpus Christi; and five sisters, Mrs. Mae Woodard, Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Mrs. Ethel Caldwell and Mrs. Emma Trent, all of Kerens, and Mrs. E. E. Woodwin, Ennis.

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RESIDENT RURAL SHADE COMMUNITY DIED WEDNESDAY

Miss Donie McElvaney, aged 36 years, daughter of Mrs. G. A. McElvaney of the Rural Shade community, several miles south of Kerens, died in the Navarro county hospital Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the
Long Prairie Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment will be made. The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and was taken to Kerens by the Stockton Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, which will direct the funeral.

Surviving are her mother, one brother, Ben McElvaney, Corpus Christi; and five sisters, Mrs. Mae Woodard, Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Mrs. Ethel Caldwell and Mrs. Emma Trent, all of Kerens and Mrs. E. E. Woodwin, Ennis.

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Virginia Ann (Cleary/McCleary) McElwee
Dec 4, 1841 - Oct 7, 1922

October 10, 1922
McELWEE - Corsicana, Texas. Oct 10. - Mrs. Virginia Ann McElwee, 81 years old, a resident of Corsicana for fifty-one years, died at the family home here Monday morning and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Chasteen, pastor of the First Christian Church, conducted the services. She is survived by three children, W. T. McElwee and the Misses Lizzie and Annie McElwee, all of this city.

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Martha Ann (Cates) McEntire
Sep 27, 1852 - Dec 23, 1930

December 23, 1930
Woman Dies Near Drane
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 23. - Mrs. H. T. McEntire, 78, died Tuesday morning at the family home near Drane. Funeral services will be held Wednesday with burial in the Campbell Cemetery. Mrs. McEntire is survived by her husband and eight children; Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Mrs. R. B. McDowell, Mrs. J. R. Thomas, T. T. McEntire, W. A. McEntire, all of Drane; Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. R. C. Gorman, Houston, and R. P. McEntire, Corsicana, Thirty-one grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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MRS. H. T. McENTIRE DIED TUESDAY AT HOME IN DRANE
FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Mrs. H. T. McEntire, aged 78 years, wife of H. T. McEntire, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at the family home near Drane,following an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Baptist church at Drane conducted by the Rev. G. H. Vaughn. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be as follows: Buell McDowell, Aubrey Thomas, Coleman Freeman, Marian McEntire, Earl Campbell and Homer McEntire, all grandsons of the deceased. Friends of the family will be the honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. McEntire is survived by her husband and eight children as follows: Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Mrs. R. B. McDowell, Mrs. J. R.Thomas, T. T. McEntire, W. A. McEntire all of Drane; Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. R. C. Gorman, Houston and R. P. McEntire, Corsicana. Thirty-one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. McEntire was born in Jonesboro, Georgia, September 27, 1852, coming to, Texas with her parents at the age of one year. She was married to H. T. McEntire, Nov. 27, 1873, at Lendon, Cass county, Texas. The couple later came to Navarro county and have resided at Drane for the past thirty-two years.
Last Thanksgiving day Mr. and Mrs. McEntire celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary.

Mrs. McEntire was a member of the Baptist denomination. She had many friends throughout the county and her death brings sincere sorrow to many hearts.
The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home will conduct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN HELD ON WEDNESDAY

MRS. H. T. M’ENTIRE PASSED AWAY EARLY TUESDAY AT HOME NEAR DRANE

Funeral services for Mrs. H. T. McEntire, aged 78 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Texas since one year of age, who died at her home in the Drane community Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Baptist church at Drane with interment in the Campbell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn.

Mrs. McEntire was born in Jonesboro, Georgia. She was married to H. T. McEntire, Nov. 27, 1873, at Lendon, Cass county, Texas. The couple later came to Navarro county and had resided in the Drane community for 38 years. Mr. and Mrs. McEntire celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary Thanksgiving.

Mrs. McEntire was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband and eight children as follows: Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Mrs. R. B. McDowsell, Mrs. J. T. Thomas, T. T. McEntire and W. A. McEntire, all of the Drane community; Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. R. C. Gorman, Houston; and R. P. McEntire, Corsicana; thirty-one grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. A. C. Cates, Petrolia; and C. P. Cates, Lendon.

Active pallbearers were Buell McDowell, Aubrey Thomas, Coleman Freeman, Marian McEntire, Earl Campbell and Homer McEntire, all grandsons. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Mrs. W. T. McFadden
abt 1876 - Nov 1945

November 18, 1945
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 18. - Mrs. W. T. McFadden, 69, Mississippi native and long-time Navarro County resident, died at her home.
Funeral services were held Sunday.
Surviving are her husband and a son, Ray McFadden, both of Corsicana.

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Robert Daniel "Bob" McFarlen
Aug 8, 1868 - Apr 9, 1941

April 11, 1941
McFARLAND - Corsicana, Texas. April 11. - R. D. (Bob) McFarland, 71, retired merchant of Frost, died suddenly at Frost. Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. John Slay, Frost.

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FROST, Tex., April 10---(Special) R, D. (Bob) McFarland, aged 71 years, retired merchant, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Slay, here Wednesday night. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock; from the Baptist Church with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the church.
A native of Tennessee, he was in the mercantile business at Mertens prior to entering business here about forty-five years ago.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Slay.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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Mrs. J. D. McGaugh
abt 1874 - Aug 1954

August 8, 1954
Mrs. J. D. McGaugh
CORSICANA, Texas - Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. McGaugh, 80, were held Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Holly Springs Cemetery in Henderson County.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Johnny Locke of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. George Gamble of Corsicana and Mrs. Lloyd Hamilton of Dallas; eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Ida Jane (Tekell) McGehee
abt 1866 - Aug 1954

August 12, 1954
Mrs. Ida McGehee
CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Mrs. Ida Jane McGehee, 88, longtime Erueka community resident, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held Wednesday from the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Longbotham Cemetery.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. McGehee had resided in Texas seventy years-half of that time in Eureka.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Shields of Corsicana, and Carrie McGehee of Vernon; a son, David McGehee of Dallas; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, E. H. Tekell of Corsicana, L. B. Tekell of Wichita Falls and Z. C. Tekell of Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Stewart and Mrs. I. D. Taylor, both of Corsicana.

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James William McGill
Jun 4, 1874 - Feb 4, 1935

February 4, 1935
James W. McGill, 60, Corsicana Native Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 4. - James William McGill, 60, native of Corsicana and prominent in business, social, church and fraternal circles for many years, died at his home Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, from the family home, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. McGill was connected with the Woods & Kerr abstract Company for several years and later with the Magnolia Petroleum Company eighteen years. He was connected with the Texas Company several years prior to his retirement from active business. He was prominent in fraternal circles and was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic Lodges.
Surviving are his wife; one son, William Lawrence McGill, director of Student Publication, Inc., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, and a brother, H. H. McGill, Kansas City.

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J. W. M’GILL DIED MONDAY MORNING; FUNERAL TUESDAY

PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL CIRCLES HERE MANY YEARS

James William McGill, aged 60 years, native of Corsicana and prominent in business, social, church and fraternal circles for many years, died at his home 1451 West Second avenue, Monday morning at 9:40 o’clock. He had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services are planned for Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, presiding elder of the Georgetown Methodist district, formerly pastor of the First Methodist church here and close personal friend of Mr. McGill, assisted by H. W. Richardson of the First Methodist church.

Mr. McGill was connected with the Woods & Kerr Abstract Company for several years and later was with the Magnolia Petroleum Company for 18 years. He was connected with the Texas Company for several years prior to his retirement from active business.

Mr. McGill was prominent in fraternal circles and was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic Lodges.

Surviving are his wife, one son William Lawrence McGill, director of Student Publications, Inc., University of Texas, Austin; and a brother E. H. McGill, Kansas City.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR JAMES W M’GILL

MANY FROM OUT OF TOWN HERE TO PAY RESPECTS WELL KNOWN CITIZEN

Funeral services for James William McGill, aged 60 years, native of Corsicana, who died Monday morning at 9:40 o’clock after an illness of several months were held from the family home, 1451 West Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. W. Bergin, presiding elder of the Georgetown Methodist district, assisted by H. W. Richardson of the First Methodist church here, of which Mr. McGill was a member and a close friend.

Prominent Here.
Mr. McGill was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Masonic Lodges and was prominent in church, civic, business, social and fraternal circles for many years.

Prior to his retirement from business, he was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company and Texas Company for 20 years and was with the Woods & Kerr Abstract Company prior to entering the oil business.

Surviving are his wife, one son, William Lawrence McGill, director of the Student Publications, Inc., University of Texas, Austin; and a brother, H. H. McGill, Kansas City.

Pallbearers were Mid Caston, Will I. Kerr, W. C. Kinsolving, Walter Kerr, W. G. Kinsolving, E. L. Kurth, Sr., E. L. Kurth, Jr., and Walter K, Kerr, all relatives.

Many from Out of Town.
Among out of town relatives present for the services were W. G. Kinsolving, Corpus Christi; Mrs. E. L. Kinsolving, Fort Worth; W. C. Kinsolving, Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kerr, Teague; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kurth and E. L. Kurth, Jr., all of Keltys; Mrs. H. J. Bass, Abilene; Mrs. B. S. Brown, Roane and others.

Friends from Austin were Dr. H. Y. Benedict, president; J. W. Calhoun, Comptroller; James H. Parke, instructor of English; C. R. Granberry, instructor, electrical engineering, all of the University of Texas faculty; and Burt Dyke, Mildred Basford, William Bergman, Mrs. B. McCabe, Mrs. James Cavanaugh, Walter K. Kerr, and Arno Nowtny, dean of men, University of Texas.

All Magnolia service stations and the bulk plant were closed during the funeral hour.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Roma (Darling) McGlothlin
Mar 17, 1898 - Mar 1, 1946

March 2, 1946, Dallas, Texas
McGlothlin Funeral Set For Sunday
Mrs. Roma Darling McGlothlin, 5535 Stonegate Road, formerly of Corsicana, died Friday at the Medical Arts Hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church of Corsicana. Burial will be at Corsicana.
A native of Kansas, Mrs. McGlothlin was the wife of the late William Claude McGlothlin. Born March 17, 1898, she moved to Shawnee, Okla., with her parents at 14, attended public schools there and was graduated from Central State College at Edmond, Okla. Until 1945, when she moved to Dallas, Mrs. McGlothlin was a resident of Corsicana. She was a member of the Corsicana Woman's Club and the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, there.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William W. Hamilton and Mrs. Walter J. Hillabrant of Dallas; a son, Lt. William C. McGlothlin; four grandchildren, mother, Mrs. H. W. Darling, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. G. T.
Buckingham.
Pallbearers will be Dwight J. Edson, T. C. Cash, Ralph Stell, Roy Love, J. N. Garrity, J. T. McGlothlin Jr., W. B. Hamilton and Earl Smalling.

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Mrs. M’Glothlin Died Today In Dallas Hospital

Mrs. William C. McGlothlin of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died at 9:30 o’clock this morning in Medical Arts Hospital, Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, with Dr. Matthew Arnold officiating. Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

Mrs. McGlothlin moved to Dallas last April to make her home with her mother, Mrs. Julia Darling.

The McGlothlins lived in Corsicana for many years. Mr. McGlothlin, a prominent geologist and oil man, died about four years ago. They were active in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Their home here was at 2121 West Fourth avenue.

In addition to her mother, survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Hamilton of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. W. J. Hillabrant of Dallas; a son, Lt. William C. McGlothlin, Jr., stationed at Kearns, Utah; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. G. T. Buckingham of Dallas.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON RITES SLATED FOR MRS. M’GLOTHLIN

Funeral services for Mrs. Roma Darling McGlothlin, aged 48 years, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, who died in a Dallas hospital Friday morning will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the church, will officiate. She was the widow of the late Wm. C. McGlothlin, a prominent geologist and oil man, who died four years ago. Mr. and Mrs. McGlothlin resided at 2121 West Fourth avenue and were prominent in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mrs. McGlothlin moved to Dallas in April, last year.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Hamilton, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. W. J. Hillabrant, Dallas, a son, Lt. William C. McGlothlin, Jr., stationed at Kearns, Utah; four grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Julia Darling, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. G. T. Buckingham, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Stell, Roy Love, J. N. Garitty, T. C. Cash, Ray Stehr, Earl Smalling, W. B. Hamilton, D. J. Edson, E. M. Peeples, Jr.; H. E. Minor, Jack Todd, Joe T. Goodman, Dwight Bingham, R. D. McClure, and E. A. Showers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Annie (McDermit) McHenry
Jul 18, 1838 - Nov 18, 1931


November 19, 1931
Mrs. Annie McHenry, Corsicana Pioneer, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 19. - Annie McHenry, 93, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home here Wednesday and funeral services were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday by the Rev. Father Murphy of Ennis.
Mrs. McHenry was a native of Ireland, but with her late husband, J. F. McHenry, came to Corsicana more than sixty years ago and conducted the first grocery store and restaurant in Corsicana. The McHenrys also donated the ground for the Catholic Cemetery in the western portion of Corsicana.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Johnson of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Mae Weider of Louisiana and Mrs. Tom Senter of Tennessee; a grandson, Joe Myrick of California, and a great-grandson, Tom Senter, Tennessee.

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RESIDENT HERE OF OVER SIXTY YEARS DIED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Annie McHenry, aged 93, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 308 West Sixth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral services were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. McHenry was a native of Ireland, but with her late husband, J. F. McHenry, came to Corsicana more than 60 years ago and conducted the first grocery store and restaurant in Corsicana. The McHenrys also donated the ground for the Catholic Cemetery in the western portion of Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Murphy of Ennis.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Johnson, Corsican; two granddaughters, Mrs. Mae Welder, Louisiana, and Mrs. Tom Senter, Tennessee; a grandson, Joe Myrick, California; and a great-grandson, Tom Senter, Tennessee.

Active pallbearers were Ed Childress, Rudolph Beck, Cleve Carrington, Johnny Braxmire, Mr. Waper and Tom Hickey.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, J. S. Callicutt, J. N. Garitty, C. W. Peters, and E. E. Sheehey.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Claude McKay Jr.
abt 1921 - 1935

February 2, 1935
McKAY - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 2. - Claude McKay Jr., 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McKay, Arlington Heights, Fort Worth, died there Saturday morning after several years' illness, relatives were informed here. Funeral rites will be from the family residence at 10 o'clock Monday morning. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Billy McKay; one sister, Janet McKay; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Parker of Corsicana, and numerous other relatives. His mother is the former Miss Marguarite Parker of Corsicana.

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William Taylor McKee
Oct 24, 1877 - Oct 27, 1950

Oct. 31, 1950
Early-Day Garageman Of Corsicana Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 31. - Services were held for W. T. McKee, 73, early-day garage owner and operator, who died following several years' illness.
McKee was a partner in the Drane & McKee firm and was a tractor dealer when ill-health caused his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. George Weinschel, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. H. McKee, Bellefontaine, Miss., and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Henson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Warren Morgan, Kirven.

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W. T. McKee Dies Saturday After Extended Illness

W. T. McKee, 73, early-day garage operator and prominent in business and other circles for years, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning. He had been ill for several years.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which he was a member.

McKee was a member of the firm of Drane and McKee for many years and later was a tractor dealer until ill health forced his retirement from business.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. George Weinschel, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. H. McKee, Bellefontaine, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Henson, Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Warren Morgan, Kirven, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Blackmon, Hugh Drane, Earl Presley, Tommy McClure, Johnny Noble, Henry Walker, Ernest Cook, Clark Butler, Dave Kelton and N. Suttle Roberts.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday Oct 28, 1950
  • 1st wife Harriett “Hattie” (Lynd) McKee married Dec. 18, 1904 2nd wife Daisy Magnolia (Highnote) McKee married Aug. 12, 1912 s/o Robert A. McKee and Martha S. (Hardy) McKee
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



Services Held For W. T. McKee

Funeral services for W. T. McKee, 73, retired business leader, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday following an extended illness, were held Sunday from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church of which McKee was a member.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Native of Bellefontaine, Miss., McKee was one of the early-day leaders in the automotive circles and was one of the owners of the Drane and McKee garage company and auto dealers for many years. He later was in the tractor business until ill health forced his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George Weinschel, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. H. McKee, Bellefontaine, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Henson, Ft. Worth and Mrs. Warren Morgan, Kirven, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. T. Blackmon, Hugh Drane, Earl Presley, Tommy McClure, Johnny Noble, Henry B. Walker, Ernest Cook, Clark Butler and Dave Kelton.

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Kate (Stiteler) McKie
Jul 29, 1856 - Mar 26, 1936

March 27, 1936
Mrs. Kate S. McKie, Philanthropist, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 26. - Mrs. Kate Stiteler McKie, about 80, widow of the late W. J. McKie, wealthy attorney and oilman, died at her home here Thursday night after a short illness. The funeral will be held from the First Baptist Church here Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. McKie had resided here practically all of her life. She was active in Baptist circles and was a liberal contributor to various Baptist institutions. Baylor University of Waco has been the recipient of numerous generous sums.
Surviving are two sons, F. B. and Ben W. McKie, and a daughter, Miss Blanche McKie, all of Corsicana.

March 27, 1936
Finial Honors Paid To Mrs. Kate S. McKie Large delegation from Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco and other near-by points joined with hundreds of Corsicana residents to pay their final respects to Mrs. Kate Stiteler McKie, 79, religious worker, benefactor of many Baptist institutions and philanthropist, at funeral services held here Friday afternoon.
The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Jeff Ray of Fort Worth and the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
President Pat M. Neff of Baylor University headed the visiting groups.
Mrs. McKie died early Thursday night after a shot illness. She is survived by two sons, and a daughter, all of Corsicana. She had been a resident of Corsicana more than sixty years and lived in the family residence more than fifty years.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. KATE M’KIE

PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN DIED THURSDAY NIGHT AT HOME HERE

Mrs. Kate Stiteler McKie, 79, widow of the late W. J. McKie, died at the family residence at 102 South Fifteenth street about 8 o’clock Thursday night after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Friday from the First Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4:30 with Rev. E. T. Miller conducting the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. McKie resided in Corsicana more than 60 years, and for more than half a century occupied the present familiar family residence to which she and her late husband went directly after their wedding ceremony. She was the youngest child of Dr. Jacob Beverly Stiteler, a minister and educator, and Mrs. Frances Halbert Stiteler. She was born in Savannah, Ga., and after a few years in Mississippi and Pennsylvania, came to Texas while she was still in her teens.

Active Member Baptist Church.
She was an active member of the Baptist church, and a liberal contributor to many Baptist institutions and causes. Baylor University at Waco has been one of the largest recipients of her benefactions.

In addition to her religious activities, Mrs. McKie always maintained a strong interest in the cultural improvement of her home community, and with other members of her family presented a number of years outstanding musicians to the public in the McKie Memorial concerts through the Corsicana Nevin club to which no admission was charged.

She also established the Kate McKie Memorial Kindergarten at the David Crockett grade school in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Francis B. , and Ben W., and one daughter, Miss Blanche McKie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Active Pallbearers.
Active Pallbearers included Beauford H. Jester, Allyn Gordon, James Gordon, Edward F. Hearn, Hood Cheney, Byron Cheney, C. C. Roberts, C. A. Middleton and Will Taylor. Honorary pallbearers included the board of deacons of the First Baptist church and friends of the family.

The Corsicana Y. M. C. A. another recipient of benefactions from Mr. and Mrs. McKie, was scheduled to be closed Friday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30. The firm of E. W. Ellis and Co., was also scheduled to be closed from 4 to 5:30 Friday afternoon.

The funeral will be directed by Sutherland-McCammon.

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FINAL TRIBUTE PAID PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. KATE S. M’KIE

High University and school officials, church leaders, and friends from many Texas communities joined hundreds of Corsicana residents Friday afternoon in paying their final tribute to Mrs. Kate Stiteler McKie at the funeral services held at 4:30 at the First Baptist Church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, with the prayer offered by the Dr. Jeff Ray of Fort Worth, former pastor of the Corsicana church.

Flowers Banked Church.
Floral offerings from all parts of the Southwest banked the chancel, altar, baptistery and the choir rails, while more decorated the temporary chapel erected at the cemetery.

Pallbearers were Beauford H. Jester, Allyn Gordon, James Gordon, Edward F. Hearn, Hood Cheney, Byron Cheney, C. C. Roberts, C. A. Middleton, and Will Taylor.

Mrs. McKie died in the residence which had been her home for more than half a century about 8 o’clock Thursday night. She had been a resident of Corsicana for more than 60 years and was the widow of the late Captain W. J. McKie, a life-long member of the Baptist church and a liberal contributor to many of its causes and institutions as well as a patron of fine arts and education in her home community.

Out of Town Attendants.
Among the Waco attendants at the services were President Pat M. Neff, Dr. J. T. Harrington, chairman of the board, Mrs. Lily Russell, dean of women, Mrs. S. p Brooks, widow of the late Dr. S. P. Brooks, Mrs. B. W. Vining, widow of a former Corsicana pastor, Dr. A. J. Armstrong, head of the English department, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Yates, and Oscar Weatherby, all of Baylor University; Dr. J. M. Dawson of the First Baptist church of Waco, and Mrs. Dawson.

Included in the Fort Worth visitors were Dr. Ray of the Southwestern Theological Seminary, Dr. and Mrs. B. A. Copass, Mrs. W. A. Johnson, superintendent of training schools, Y. Q. McCammon and others.

Among the Dallas visitors were Dr. and Mrs. Hal Buckner of Buckner Orphans Home, Mrs. J. Howard Williams and daughter, Miss Eva Wilson, and Mesdames J. E. Leigh, Olivia Davis, A. C. Seawell, J. H. Gambrell, and Lillian Tabb.

Dr. McKinley Norman and others were present from Waxahachie.

Other relatives and friends of the McKie family who attended the rites for Mrs. McKie were:

Mr. and Mrs. B. G. McKie, Waco; Mrs. Sparke Durham, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Parr and daughters, Mrs. Billie Davis and Miss Frances Parr, Hillsboro; G. C. Grace, Waxahachie; Angus Littlejon, Mrs. J. B. Stiteler, Mrs. J. H. Gambrell, Miss Mabel Cranfill, Mrs. Rufus Caldwell, Rufus Caldwell, Jr., Miss Alma Waine, Miss Eva Nelson and Messrs. Ben Johnston and Henry Coke, all of Dallas.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland-McCammon.

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Thomas Jefferson McKinley
abt 1894 - Jun 1952

June 25, 1952
Oil Pump Station Man Found Dead on Lease
CORSICANA, Texas, June 25. - The body of Thomas Jefferson McKinley, 58, pump station operator on an oil lease east of Corsicana, was found Wednesday on the lease. He apparently died Tuesday night of natural causes. J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, said in a coroner's report. Funeral rites are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Perry Fauber, Corsicana; Mrs. Mae Brown, Kingfisher, Okla., and Mrs. Bess Roth, Los Angeles, Calif.

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T. J. McKinley Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson McKinley, 58, who died of a heart attack on an oil lease east of Corsicana, Tuesday night were held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
A coroner's verdict of death from natural causes was returned Wednesday morning by Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, following an inquest. An investigation was made by Judge Sheppard and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse. The coroner said McKinley apparently had b een dead 15 hours when his body was found Wednesday.
The lease is located near Highway 31 bridge on Chambers creek east of Corsicana. McKinley operated ....
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Arthur Dana McKinney, Sr.
1879 - Oct 18m 1937

October 18, 1937
McKINNEY - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 18. - A. D. McKinney, 58, was stricken with a heart attack Monday while sitting in the lobby of the Y.M.C.A. and died in a few minutes. He lived at the Y. Before moving to Corsicana some years ago McKinney was in the banking business at Kerens. Surviving are one son, A. D. McKinney Jr. of Corsicana; two sisters and one brother.

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Charlie Green McKissack
abt 1862 - Dec 1947

December 23, 1947
G. C. McKissack Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 23. - Charlie Green McKissack, 85, native of Alabama, died in a local hospital Sunday. Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon, with interment in Hamilton Cemetery. He had resided here for many years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Patterson, Mesquite; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Addie Wigley, Corsicana.

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Vera Inez (Thompson) McKissack
Aug 27, 1902 - May 10, 1936

May 10, 1936
Automobile Crash Kills Woman Near Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, May 10. - Mrs. Vera McKissack, 33, of Corsicana, died in a hospital Sunday of injuries received an hour earlier in an automobile accident one mile south of Rice. Her death was the fourth automobile fatality in Navarro County for 1936. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at Streetman. Other occupants of the car escaped serious injuries. The car is reported to have struck a soft shoulder on the highway and turned over.
Surviving are her husband, Gilbert McKissack, of Corsicana, and her mother, Mrs. J. A. Thompson of Streetman.

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CORSICANA WOMAN FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

MRS. VERA M’KISSACK DIED EARLY SUNDAY; BURIAL AT BIRDSTON MONDAY

Funeral services were held in Streetman Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. Vera McKissack, aged 33 years, wife of Gilbert McKissack, 520 North Main street, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 75.

Mrs. McKissack was fatally injured about 2:30 o’clock when the car in which she was riding hit a soft shoulder on the highway one mile south of Rice and turned over. The car was owned by Bill French of Corsicana, who was driving.

Mrs. Frank Garrett of Tyler, formerly Miss Jessie McKissack of Corsicana received numerous bruises, abrasions and suffered considerable shock, but is not regarded as seriously injured.

McKissack and French escaped with only minor injuries. The party were en route to Corsicana from Dallas at the time of the accident, it was reported.

Mrs. McKissack’s death is the fourth automobile fatality within Navarro county this year.

The automobile was reported demolished.

The funeral rites were held from the Streetman Baptist church with interment in the Birdston cemetery. Rev. Shaddix, Baptist minister, conducted the services.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. A. Thompson, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Owens, Streetman; Mrs. John Lee, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Pope Echols, New Mexico, and Mrs. Joe Oliver, Streetman; and three brothers, Jack Thompson, Joe Thompson and Dewey Thompson, all of Streetman.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. J. E. McLemore
abt 1906 - Feb 1942

February 24, 1942, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. McLemore, 36, Dies at Oak Cliff Home
Mrs. J. E. McLemore, 36, active worker in the Calvary Baptist Church and a resident of Dallas six years, died Monday at her home, 1111 Turner, following a brief illness. She was the wife of J. E. McLemore, Oak Cliff grocer.
She came to Dallas from Corsicana, where she was born and reared. Until recently she was active in social and civic clubs of Oak Cliff and in the Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband; a son, J. E. McLemore Jr., Dallas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lowery, and two brothers, Henry Lowery and Scott Lowery, all of Corsicana.
Funeral services and burial will be in Corsicana at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Susan P. "Sue" (Ashcroft) Williams-McLemore
Sep 12, 1839 - Jan 27, 1916

McLemore- Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 27. - Mrs. Sue P. McLemore, aged 76 years, died tonight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Woodard, at Blooming Grove. Mrs. McLemore had been making her home there for the last year, prior to which she had lived at Sulphur Springs. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Woodard, and three sons, John D. Williams of Sulphur Springs, James McLemore of Van Alstyne and Luther McLemore of Silver City, N. M. The body will be shipped to Sulphur Springs for burial, which will be on Saturday.

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Died.

Mrs. Sue P. McLemore died last night at 6:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. M. Woodard, in Blooming Grove. She will be buried at Sulphur Springs tomorrow. Mrs. McLemore is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Woodard, at whose home she died, and three sons, Luther and James McLemore of Silver City, N. M. , and John D. Williams of Sulphur Springs. The married daughter and the two first-names sons are the children of a second husband who died at Sulphur Springs several years ago. Her first husband was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro. She also has residing at Sulphur Springs a brother, Mr. G. F. Ashcroft.

Mrs. McLemore was prominent in U. D. C. work at Sulphur Springs before leaving there to make her home first at Winnsboro and then about a year ago at Blooming Grove.

She was also prominent in social and church work and to her untiring energy is attributed much of the success of the cemetery association at Sulphur Springs in beautifying the cemetery which will be made her final resting place and where are buried some of those whom she loved most.

The Confederate camp at Sulphur Springs bears the name of Matt Ashcroft, a brother who enlisted in the army as a boy and was with Hood’s Texas Brigade. She loved the South and the Confederacy and delighted in doing all she could to make others happy. She enjoyed the friendship of all who knew her. She was a good and useful woman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 28, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Tx.
  • 1st husband Luther Williams married Feb. 2, 1860 2nd husband Anderson McLemore; d/o Levi Henderson Ashcroft & Elizabeth M. (Nelson) Ashcroft

T. P. McLendon, Dr.
abt 1888 - Nov 1932

Nov. 27, 1932
Prominent Corsicana Doctor Dies Suddenly
CORSICANA, Texas - Nov 27. - Dr. T. P. McLendon Of Corsicana Dies Dr. T. P. McLendon, 44, physician here and president of the P. & S. Hospital board, former president of the local country club and Rotary Club, World War veteran, civic leader and sportsman, died in a local hospital Sunday afternoon. He was taken ill Saturday.
Surviving are his wife and a small daughter.

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Jesse U. McMichael
Jun 3, 1866 - Apr 1, 1944

April 2, 1944
Corsicana Burial Held For J. U. McMichael
CORSICANA, Texas, April 2. - Funeral services for Jesse U. McMichael, who died at his home in Dallas Saturday were held here Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Raylond Lawler, Mrs. Bebe Gilbert, Mrs. Allie Ingram, all of Dallas, and Mrs. Agness Crumbley, Houston; two sons, Leroy McMichael, Fort Worth; Lester McMichael, Oil City, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mathis, Waco, and Mrs. Ola Climer, Fort Worth.

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RITES SUNDAY FOR JESSE M’MICHAEL, WHO DIED DALLAS

Funeral services for Jesse U. McMichael, who died at his home in Dallas at an early hour Saturday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff will conduct the rites and interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lawler, Dallas; Mrs. Bete Gilbert, Dallas; Mrs. Agnes Crumbley, Houston; Mrs. Allie Ingram, Dallas; two sons, Leroy McMichael, Fort Worth; Lester McMichael, Oil City, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mathis, Waco; Mrs. Ola Climer, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. R. Rabon, W. N. McNeal, M. B. Autry, W. C. Absher, C. A. Vaughn and W. A. Lawler.

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Rites Held Sunday For J. U. McMichael Burial In
Oakwood.

Funeral services for Jesse U. McMichael, who died at his home in Dallas Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, two sons, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 3, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma (Green) McMichael married Jan. 1, 1891; s/o William S. McMichael (burial unknown) & Hannah Jane (Dooley) McMichael buried in Mart cemetery, Mart, Texas

Mrs. J. B. McMichael
Died May 1908

May 23, 1908, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. J. B. McMichael, a widow, aged 58 years, died yesterday at 129 Twelfth street, Oak Cliff. The body was sent to Corsicana last night by Undertakers Ed C. Smith & Brother.

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Dr. Henry Randolph McMullan
Jul 23, 1873 - Jul 13, 1936

July 14, 1936
Dr. H. R. McMullan's Funeral Service Held
CORSICANA, Texas, July 14. - The funeral of Dr. Henry Randolph McMullan, 63, a native of Navarro County, was held Tuesday from the Chatfield Methodist Church with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery, the Rev. W. M. Justive conducting the ceremony. Dr. McMullan was one of the best known physicians of Navarro County. Survivors are his wife, four children, D. I. McMullan, Ennis; T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; Miss Mildred McMullan, nurse at Temple, and E. W. McMullen, Dallas; three brothers, A. D. McMullan, Tupelo; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo, and J. B. McMullan, Tyler, four sisters, Mrs. L. B. Wheller, Tupelo; Mrs. J. I. Monts, Ore City; Mrs. M. C. Burdine, Tupelo, and Mrs. A. C. Douglas, Dallas.

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PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY PHYSICIAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT

DR. HENRY R. M’MULLAN SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Dr. Henry Randolph McMullan, aged 63 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home at Roane Monday night at 9 o’clock with a heart attack. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. Rev. W. M. Justice conducted the rites.

Dr. McMullan was one of the best-known physicians and citizens of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, four children, D. I. McMullan, Ennis; T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; Miss Mildred McMullan, nurse at Temple; and E. W. McMullan, Dallas; three brothers, A. D. McMullan, Tupelo; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo; J. B. McMullan, Tyler; four sisters, Mrs. L. B. Wheeler, Tupelo; Mrs. J. I. Monts, Ore City; Mrs. M. C. Burdine, Tupelo; and Mrs. A. C. Douglas, Dallas, and other relatives.

The funeral rites were directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul. 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Ballew (Stirman) McMullan married Sep. 27, 1904 Ellis county, Tx. s/o David Thomas “Tom” McMullan and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Hervey) McMullan

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Hervey) McMullan
Oct 16, 1853 - May 9, 1936

May 9, 1936
McMULLAN - Corsicana, Texas, May 9. - Mrs. Mary McMullan, 82, wife of the late D. T. McMullan, died at her home at Tupelo Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Tupelo Methodist Church Sunday morning. Mrs. McMullan had been a resident of Tupelo practically all her life. Her late husband was one of the pioneer settlers of Navarro County. Surviving are four sons, Dr. H. R. McMullan of Roane, A. D. McMullan of Tupelo, T. C. McMullan of Tupelo and J. B. McMullan of Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. L. B. Wheller of Tupelo, Mrs. J. I. Monts of Ore City, Mrs. M. C. Burdine of Tupelo and Mrs. A. C. Douglas of Dallas, and twenty-two grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY MORNING FOR PIONEER OF COUNTY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McMillan, aged 82 years, life-long resident of the Tupelo community, who died at the family home Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held from the Tupelo Methodist church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the
Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, Methodist minister.

Mrs. McMullan was the widow of the late D. T. McMullan, pioneer resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are four sons, Dr. H. R. McMullan, Roane; A. D. McMullan, Tupelo; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo, and J. B. McMullan, Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. L. B. Wheeler, Tupelo; Mrs. J. I Monts, Oil City; Mrs. M. C. Burdine, Tupelo, and Mrs. A. C. Douglas, Dallas; 22 grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY MORNING FOR PIONEER OF COUNTY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McMullan, aged 82 years, life-long resident of the Tupelo community, who died at the family home Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held from the Tupelo Methodist church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the
Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, Methodist minister.

Mrs. McMullan was the widow of the late D. T. McMullan, pioneer resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are four sons, Dr. H. R. McMullan, Roane; A. D. McMullan, Tupelo; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo, and J. B. McMullan, Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. L. B. Wheeler, Tupelo; Mrs. J. I. Monts, Oil City; Mrs. M. C. Burdine, Tupelo, and Mrs. A. C. Douglas, Dallas; 22 grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon, May 11, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Thomas “Tom” McMullan; d/o Albert Gallatin Hervey, Capt. & Martha Gardner “Matt” (Joyner) Hervey

Robert M. "Bob" McMullen
Mar 24, 1846 - Nov 12, 1926

November 13, 1926
Bob McMullen Dies in Navarro County
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 13. - Funeral services for Captain R. M. (Bob) McMullen, 81 years old, Confederate veteran and pioneer resident of Navarro County, who died at his home in the Chatfield community Friday, were held Saturday with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery.
Squire McMullen, as friends called him, was born in Georgia and came to Navarro County in 1876, settling in the Chatfield community. He was one of the leading figures in Methodism in this section of the country. He had been a steward in the Methodist Church for more than a half century.
Two sons and five daughters survive, M. J. McMullen of Corsicana, Carl McMullen of Chatfield, Mrs. Gordon Elkins of Richland, Mrs. William Tharp of Chatfield, Mrs. Bertha Hoffman of Corsicana, Mrs. Will Wright of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Holsey of Chatfield.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AT CHATFIELD

CAPTAIN R. M. M’’MULLEN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME FRIDAY MORNING

Captain Bob McMullen aged 87 years, pioneer resident of Navarro County and one of the best known Confederate veterans and churchmen of this section died suddenly at his home in Chatfield community Friday morning at 11 o’clock. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield Cemetery. The deceased was born in Georgia and came to Chatfield in 1870. He was a member of Camp Winkler United Confederate Veterans.

Mr. McMullen had been a steward in the Methodist church for more than a half century and had been superintendent of the Sunday School at Chatfield for a like period of time. He was one of the best known men in the county.

Two sons and five daughters survive as follows: M. J. McMullen, Corsicana; Carl McMullen, Chatfield; Mrs. Gordon Elkins, Richland; Mrs. William Tharp, Chatfield; Ms. Bertha Hoffman, Corsicana; Mrs. Will Wright , Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Holsey, Chatfield.

Mr. McMullen was well-known in Corsicana and his friends stated, when they learned of his death, that one of the best men in Navarro county had gone. “Squire McMullen was one of the best and biggest citizens of Navarro county,” another added.

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Notice, Confederate Veterans.
All Confederate Veterans who can possibly do so are urged to attend the funeral of our beloved comrade, Captain R. M. McMullen, at the Chatfield Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

A. J. HOOK, Commander Camp Winkler.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. M. M’MULLEN 2 P.M. SATURDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS LAID TO REST

Funeral services for Captain R. M. (Bob) McMullen, aged 81, Confederate veteran and prominent churchman, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at his home in the Chatfield community about 11 o’clock Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield Cemetery. Squire McMullen, as his legion of friends and acquaintances called him, was born in Georgia and came to Navarro county in 1870, settling in the Chatfield community. He has been identified with the Methodist church since early manhood and was one of the leading figures in Methodism in this section of the country. He has been a steward in the Methodist church for more than a half century and a superintendent of the Sunday school for almost the same period. His friends and acquaintances denote him as a “good and great man,” and his death, “a blow to his community and Navarro county.”

A number of his Confederate brothers planned to attend the funeral services. He was a member of Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans.

Two sons and five daughters survive him.

Sons—M. J. McMullen, Corsicana; Carl McMullen, Chatfield; daughters—Mrs. Gordon Elkins, Richland; Mrs. William Tharp, Chatfield; Mrs. Bertha Hoffman, Corsicana; Mrs. Will Wright, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Holsey, Chatfield.

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Samuel Lavert McNeill
May 6, 1877 - Aug. 6, 1933
August 7, 1933
McNEIL - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 7. - Samuel L. McNeill, 56, died at his home Sunday afternoon after only a few minutes of illness and the funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He had been a carpenter for many years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Horace McNeill and W. N. McNeill, both of Corsicana and four daughters, Mrs. Maud Grimes, Willis; Mrs. Curtis Roughton, Drane, and Misses Mary and Levert McNeill, both of Corsicana.

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SERVICES HELD FOR SAMUEL L. M’NEILL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Samuel L. McNeill, 56, well known carpenter, who died suddenly at his home, 927 West First avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Horace McNeill and W. N. McNeill, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Maud Grimes, Willis; Mrs. Curtis Roughton, Drane; and Misses Mary and Lavert McNeill, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. L. Hickey, J. W. Foster, George Jenkins, Bill Bendell, Ed Church, O. A. Owen and B. R. Chilies.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 8, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Elizabeth (Ricketts) McNeill; s/o John Napoleon McNeill buried in Zions Rest Cemetery and Mary Mollie (Hammett) McNeill (her burial location is unknown)

R. P. McNeil
abt 1900 - Feb 1954

February 16, 1954
McNEIL
R. P. McNeil, age 54. Survived by wife, Mrs. Katherine Varner McNeil; son, John Robert McNeil, Stewart Air Force Base, Tennessee; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Shahan, Orange, Texas; a granddaughter. Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, McCammon Chapel, Dr. Matthew H. Arnold officiating. Interment Oak Wood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas. McCammon Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas.

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Sallie (Fergusson) McNutt
1848 - Jan 23, 1921

January 26, 1921
McNUTT - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 26 - Mrs. Sallie F. McNutt, a former resident here and a sister of Mrs. R. P. Goodman, Mrs. Ellen Mills and Aaron Ferguson, died at Terrell Sunday.
The body was brought to Corsicana for burial, the funeral taking place from the residence of Mrs. R. P. Goodman Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.

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Lady Was Well Known Here.

Mrs. Sallie F. McNatt, a former resident here, and a sister of Mrs. R. P. Goodman, Mrs. Ellen Mills and Mrs. Aaron Ferguson, died at Terrell yesterday, and the remains will arrive here tonight and the funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. Goodman tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased was a widow and had no children. She had many old-time friends in Corsicana who will be pained to learn of her death.

The following will act as pallbearers: Perry McCammon, Charley Jester, Wilmotte Townsend, W. W. Gage, J. L. Halbert, T. P. Kerr.

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Remains Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Sallie F. McNutt reached here last night and the funeral took place this morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Mrs. R. P. Goodman on South Fifteenth street, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and Mrs. Henry Robbins, Miss Hattie Kenner, Edgar Metcalf and G. F. Haslam sang. The pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, Chas. G. Jester, Wilmot Townsend, T. A. Kerr, W. W. Gage and J. L. Halbert, and there were numerous floral offerings.

Mr. Aaron Ferguson and Mesdames R. P. Gooman and Ellen Mills, brother and sisters of the deceased. Have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 25, 1921
  •  Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (1880 census says born 1856); w/o Willis W. McNatt; d/o Aaron Fergusson & Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Portivant ?) Fergusson

Audry Mozelle McPhail
Aug 29, 1918 - Apr 30, 1927

April 30, 1937
Girl Dies After Being Struck by Gravel Truck
CORSICANA, Texas, April 30 (Sp). - Mozelle McPhail, 8, daughter of Mrs. Audrie McPhail, died in the Navarro County Hospital at 2:55 o'clock Saturday afternoon as the result of internal injuries received when she was struck by a gravel truck shortly before noon.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Methodist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. F. P. Culver, pastor of the church, will conduct the services.

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LITTLE GIRL KILLED BY TRUCK HERE SATURDAY

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR CHILD KILLED WHEN HIT BY AUTO

MOZELLE M’PHAIL VICTIM OF ACCIDENT HERE NEAR NOON SATURDAY

Mozelle McPhail, eight year old daughter of Mrs. Audrie McPhail, died in the Navarro County Hospital at 2:55 Saturday afternoon as the result of internal injuries received when run down by a gravel truck at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Twelfth street. The accident occurred shortly before noon Saturday.

The truck is said to be the property of F. P. McElwrath, local paving contractor and was driven by Jesse Ratliff.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the First Methodist church and will be conducted by Dr. F. P. Culver, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Besides her mother and father the little child is survived by a brother, William, aged eleven years; a grandmother, Mrs. J. P. McPhail of Corsicana; an aunt Mrs. Sye Corder, Dallas.

The child was rushed to the Navarro County Hospital where it was learned she had suffered the crushing of the pelvic bone and many internal injuries. An operation was performed in an effort to save the little girl but little hope was held for her recovery, due to loss of blood in addition to the injuries received.

She is a niece of Mrs. L. O. Larrison and a daughter of Will McPhail, former employee of the postoffice here, but now of Houston.

Jesse Ratliff, driver of the truck, was arrested and carried to the Navarro county jail by Rufe Tickel, city policeman, and is being held for investigation. No formal charges had been filed against him at press hour.

Mrs. McPhail and little daughter reside at the Arcadia Rooms, near where the accident occurred.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE GIRL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

VICTIM OF ACCIDENT SATURDAY LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mozelle McPhaill, 8-year-old daughter of Mrs. Audrie McPhaill, were held at the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the church.

The little girl died in the Navarro county hospital Saturday afternoon at 2:55 o’clock from injuries sustained when run down by a gravel truck driven by Jesse Ratliff, employee of F. P. McElwrath, contractor, shortly before noon Saturday morning at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Twelfth street. The little lass was rushed to the hospital where an operation was performed in an effort to save her life.

Surviving are the mother, father, Will McPhail of Houston; one brother, and other relatives.

The driver of the truck was arrested and lodged in the Navarro county jail. No complaint had been filed against him at press hour Monday afternoon. He was released on bond in the sum of $1,000 Saturday afternoon pending investigation of the accident. It is not expected that any complaint will be filed.

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Frank E. McPherson
abt 1882 - Sep 1937

September 12, 1937
Corsicana Druggist Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 12. - Frank E. McPherson, 55, prominent druggist here for years, died early Sunday with a heart attack. Rites will be held here Monday, with burial at Cleburne. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Corsicana; three brothers, C. E. McPherson, Joshua; Judge O. B. McPherson, Cleburne; W. A. McPherson, Crosbyton; four sisters, Mrs. Ben L. McGee, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. B. Toler, Mrs. Mollie Officer and Mrs. Connie Lawrence, all of California.

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James Oliver McSpadden
Mar 5, 1847 - Mar 18, 1934

March 20, 1934
McSPADDEN. - Waxahachie, Texas, March 19. - After having been ill since Christmas, J. O. McSpadden, 87, died at his home in Blooming Grove. Mr. McSpadden, a native of Tennessee, was a well-known farmer. He is survived by his wife and eleven children.
Funeral and burial services were held Monday afternoon at Blooming Grove.

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J. O. MCSPADDEN PIONEER OF WEST PART COUNTY, DIES

BLOOMING GROVE, March 19,--(AP)—Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon for

J. O. McSApadden, age 87 years, who died at his home here at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The services were held from the home and were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Corsicana.  Burial was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane.

Mr. McSpadden was born in Catooca county Alabama and came to Texas in 1873, settling near Drane. He had lived in this section of the county since that time.  He was well known, having taken an active part in the affairs of this community.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, James M. McSpadden, Quanah; J. O. McSpadden, Jr., Blooming Grove; C. E. McSpadden, Blooming Grove; S. A. McSpadden, Blooming Grove; seven daughters, Mrs. Lynn Hightower Childress; Mrs. W. M. Ellis, Blooming Grove; Mrs. P. T. Dodson, Malakoff;  Mrs. R. Donnell, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. L. Hester, Brownfield; Mrs. Adrian Westbrook, Kerens; Mrs. Fred Forest, Waxahachie, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service had charge of the funeral.

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Bruce Davis Meador, Sr.
Dec 21, 1897 - Mar 7, 1936

March 9, 1936, Sherman, Texas
Navarro County Native Dies
SHERMAN, Texas, March 8. - Bruce D. Meador, 39, bakery salesman, died Saturday night. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Travis Street Methodist Church.
Meador was born at Cryer Creek, Navarro County, and was a World War veteran. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Patricia Ann Meador; one son, B. D. Meador Jr.; one brother and one sister.

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  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Is this Bruce Meador the son of William J. Meador ?  ..elw
    Correct, I believe Bruce Sr is the son of William J [Billy] Meador who murdered his wife Mattie E Meador on December 23, 1905. William J died a few weeks later [while in custody] and I cannot find any death, obit, or cemetery site for William J. We believe the county buried him in an unmarked grave, somewhere on county property where inmates are buried.

    I cannot identify who the parents are of William J Meador. I just have R M Meador and S A Meador from a 1870 Navarro County Census. Many people think this is Reason and Sarah Meador, however the data does not add up. According to the 1870 Census, RM and SA had 7 children living in 1870, 5 girls [initials ME, MB, GB, PA, NE) and 2 boys [WJ and CM]
    ... Paul Meador 1/1/2012

 

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Bruce D. Meador, Native Of Navarro County, Dies Sherman

SHERMAN, March 9.—Bruce D. Meador, aged 39 years, bakery salesman, died here Saturday night and the funeral rites were held Monday.

Meador was born at Cryer Creek, Navarro county. He was a
World War veteran.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Patricia Ann Meador; a son, B. D. Meador, Jr., a brother and a sister.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon, Mar 9, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tx. – WW I h/o Vernon Inez (Powell) Meador s/o William J. “Billy” Meador & Martha E. “Mattie” (Grady) Meador (Martha is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.

Claude Henry Meador
Dec 31, 1894 - Dec 24, 1948

December 26, 1948, Dallas, Texas
Claude H. Meador Services Planned
Funeral services for Claude Henry Meador, 55, killed by an automobile Friday on Holmes Street Road, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bible Baptist Church, 2554 Ann Arbor.
Meador lived at 4426 Aztec. Surviving are his wife; four sons, James R. Meador, Charles H. Meador and Robert Meador, Dallas; Frank L. Meador, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Walters, Mrs. C. L. Harwell and Miss Millie N. Meador, Dallas, and four grandchildren.
Burial will be in Emhouse, Navarro County.

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Claude Henry Meador
Dec 31, 1894 - Dec 24, 1948

HENRY C. MEADOR KILLED IN DALLAS; EMHOUSE BURIAL
Funeral services for Henry Claude Meador, 55, fatally Injured in an automobile mishap on Holmes street in Dallas Friday were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Bible Baptist church in Dallas.
Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; four sons, James Ray Meador, Charles H. Meador and Robert Meador, all of Dallas, and Frank L. Meador, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Walston, Mrs. C. L. Harwell and Miss Billie Nell Meador, all of Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. T. W. Edwards and Mrs. Ora Morman, both of Corsicana; Mrs. J. B. Holder, Austin; Mrs. Perry Millican, Tyler, and Mrs. A. W. Harris, Dallas; four brothers, Frank Meador. Ennis; Lucian Meador, Royce City; Ben Meador, Austin, and Bud Meador, Terrell; and four grandchildren.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Miss Matt Meador
June 11, 1853 - Mar 1937

March 9, 1937
MEADOR - Corsicana, Texas, March 9 - Funeral services for Miss Matt Meador, 83, native of Navarro County, who died at a local hospital Monday, were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marietta Scott, Tuesday afternoon. Miss Meador was born at Dresden June 11, 1853. She had made her home here with her sister for forty years. Surviving are her sister, two nieces and two nephews.

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Isabelle Esther (Speed) Medaris
Sep 2, 1860 - Jan 1939

January 20, 1939
MEDARIS - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 20. - Mrs. Isabelle Esther Medaris, 78, wife of the late W. L. Medaris, died at Montfort Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Chatfield Methodist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery. Born in Smith County, Mississippi, at the age of 8 she came to Texas with her parents in an ox wagon. The trip to Texas necessitated six weeks. The family settled near Steward's Mill, Freestone County. A few years later they moved to Navarro County at Tupelo for a year, the family moved to Rice for nineteen years before moving to Montfort in 1909. Surviving are two sons, W. R. Medaris, Dallas, and W. E. Medaris, Montfort; three daughters, Mrs. D. D. Wylie, Montfort; Mrs. D. A. Boyles, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. J. Graves, Waxahachie; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, E. A. Speed, Corsicana, and F. W. Speed, Ensign, Ellis County.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MEDARIS HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Isabelle Esther Medaris, aged 78 years, who died at Montfort Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church with interment in the
Chatfield cemetery. She was the widow of the late W. L. Medaris.

The rites were conducted by Rev. McKissack, Baptist minister of Fairfield.

A native of Smith county, Miss., Mrs. Medaris came to Texas when eight years of age and had resided in Navarro county since that time with the exception of a few years near Steward’s Mill, Freestone county.

Surviving are two sons, W. R. Medaris, Dallas, and W. E. Medaris Montfort; three daughters, Mrs. D. D. Wylie, Montfort; Mrs. D. A. Boyles, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. J. Graves, Waxahachie, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, E. A. Speed, Corsicana, and F. W. Speed, Ensign, Ellis county.

Pallbearers were O. E. Stone, A. H. Bonner, J. A. Simms, O. G. O’Daniel, B. G. Gorman and B. G. Mayo.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Susan Ella Medford
May 20, 1878 - Aug 1954

August 16, 1954, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Medford Dies at Her Home After Long Illness
Mrs. Susan Ella Medford, 77, a resident of Dallas for the last twenty-seven years, died Sunday at her home, 2202 Melbourne, after a long illness.
Born in Navarro County, she came to Dallas in 1925 and became interested in work in the Church of Christ. She and her husband, James E. Medford, helped establish the Colonial Church of Christ, Hampton Road Church of Christ, Bailey Heights Church of Christ and the Hatcher Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Medford had been a member of the Church of Christ for sixty-four years.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Monday at the Saner Avenue Church of Christ, 325 West Saner, with Ministers H. C. McCaghren and Fred Brambey officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, M. R. Medford, M. E. Medford and J. D. Medford, all of Dallas, and S. C. Medford of Irving; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Stewart of Corsicana, and Mrs. Clarissa Bell Medford of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be H. P. Terry, W. H. Hunt, John Acord, W. B. Hughes, Raymond Cothran and Bob Norman.

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George Willis Megarity
Oct 12, 1903 - Mar 28, 1921

March 26, 1921
Corsicana Youth Dies From Auto Accident
Corsicana, Texas. March 26. - George Megartiy, 17 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Megarity, died in a local hospital this afternoon from injuries received when an automobile in which he was riding was struck by a freight train Wednesday night. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Lee Hugh, the other occupant of the automobile is also in the hospital in a very serious condition.

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ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

Lee Pugh and Geo. Megarity at the P. and S. Hospital.

At 2:30 this afternoon news from the P. and S. Hospital was to the effect that Lee Pugh, hurt in the auto accident Wednesday night, was resting well, but that George Megarity had lapsed into an unconscious condition yesterday afternoon, and that he was still in that condition, and that his symptoms were extremely alarming.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of George Megarity Interred Yesterday Afternoon.

The remains of the late George Megarity, the 17-year-old son of Ad Megarity, who died Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received in an auto accident last Wednesday night, were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon, the funeral taking place at 4 o’clock from the home of Jesse Megarity, 605 West Fifth avenue. Rev. M. W. Clark officiated and the following were pallbearers:

Active—Scott Leverett, June Clark, Elmer Lee Nutt, Howard Borg, Earl Nolen and Leslie White.

Honorary—John Harper, Fred Allison, Harrison Fendley, June Pugh, Lee Pugh, A. C. Nutt, W. C. Ralston, W. Baker, Walter Hamilton, Geo. Boyd, C. B. Lewis, Jake Nutt, Geo. Whytte, John Nutt and Will stead.

There was a large attendance at the funeral and many beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was an industrious and excellent boy, and at the time of his unfortunate accident he was in the employ of the Allison garage.

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Haywood S. Melear. Judge
Aug 25, 1858 - Jan 07, 1936

January 7, 1936
H. S. Melear, Veteran Corsicana Judge, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 7. - H. S. Melear, 77, for almost twenty-three years recorder of the Corporation Court of the City of Corsicana, died of a heart attack while reading a newspaper in police headquarters in the city hall Tuesday morning.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Harold S. Melear of Longview, and a brother, Robert H. Melear of Trinidad.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church with the Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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VETERAN OFFICIAL DEAD
JUDGE H. S. MELEAR

JUDGE H. S. MELEAR DIED SUDDENLY AT CITY HALL TUESDAY

READING NEWSPAPER IN POLICE HEADQUARTERS WHEN STRICKEN
H. S. Melear, 77, for almost twenty-three years Recorder of the Corporation Court of the City of Corsicana, died of a heart attack while reading a newspaper in police headquarters in the city hall about 7:30 Tuesday morning.

He is survived by his widow, a son, Harold S. Melear of Longview, and a brother, Robert H. Melear of Trinidad.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church with Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor conducting the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Judge Melear had arrived at the city hall for his daily duties at an early hour, according to his custom, and after visiting the postoffice for his mail, had returned to the main room of police headquarters on the second floor of the city hall where he joked with various officials over having turned off the water at his residence Monday night in preparation for a cold wave and the thermometer had not reached the freezing point. He began his daily perusal of a newspaper when R. A. Mergenthaler, desk sergeant heard him gasp and saw the paper begin slipping from his fingers. He was dead in a few minutes before medical aid could reach him.

Native of Tennessee.
The deceased was a native of historic Lincoln county, Tennessee, and was born on August 26, 1858. About ten years later he came to Texas and settled with his parents in Navarro county, receiving his education from private tutors.

In November 1885, the judge entered the teaching profession and for a number of years, taught school at Kerens, later going to Blooming Grove. He then became principal of the Corsicana High School, and was later elected superintendent of the public school system, resigning that post in 1902 to practice law. From 1906 to 1910, he was assistant prosecuting attorney for Navarro county.

On the resignation of C. W. Taylor as recorder of the corporation court on February 18, 1913, Judge Melear was selected to fill the unexpired term until April that year, and has filed the place without interruption since that time, almost a quarter of a century including the “oil boom” and other strenuous times.

On October 30, 1889 he was married to Miss Artemesia Dobbs and two children were born to them.

Taught Bible Class.
Judge Melear was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church for many years, and taught a men’s Bible class for a great portion of his life, but he prided himself upon being able to see the points of view of members of other churches as well as his own. He was a member of the Navarro County Bar Association, a Mason, and an Odd Fellow.

A paternal interest was taken by the judge in his official duties and usually a stern lecture, usually effective because of the Judge’s knowledge of the offender and his family, accompanied the assessment of a fine. He remembered his “customers” and frequently reminded them of promises Listed H. S. Melear, Judge they had made never to appear before him again for some offense.

Instead of establishing set hours for the court sessions, Judge Melear was available all during the day, reachable by telephone at night if needed, and even sat as a justice on Sunday if the case was meritorious. It was one of his hobbies that he would not permit a man to enter a plea of guilty just as a means of escaping further bother when charged with some infraction of a city or state statute.

Respected by All.
His methods of conducting trials were unique and usually a crowded courtroom of spectators greeted a heavy docket. His honest and integrity were known and respected both by intimate friends and casual acquaintances. Many a Corsicana citizen remembers with chagrin incidents of the past in which they tried to appeal appeal to the judge’s sentimentality to escape paying a fine. On numerous occasions they had apparently escaped by discussing incidents in which the judge and some member of their family figured in the past and had listened to some sound paternal advice, only to have their newborn elation stopped as he suggested officially “just leave a donation of $5 with my secretary to make sure you remember what I have been telling you.”

In addition to his duties as a city official and magistrate, Judge Melear served many citizens as legal counselor, aiding them with their land problems. It was his special pleasure to aid some deserving citizen who appealed to him for legal counsel when they were unable to secure an attorney, often leaving with them the impression that he was aiding them as a part of his official duties and therefore without fee.

He also held a high place in the respect of the city commissions for his advice and counsel on legal problems that confronted them, and he extended this aid to other city officials who encountered problems in the pursuit of their duties.

Southern Democrat.
Judge Melear was a typical “southern democrat” and took the affairs of his city, county, state and nation seriously, reading carefully after the daily developments and keeping a close touch on all political affairs. He granted members of opposing parties their right to contradictory beliefs, but indignantly opposed any effort to convert him away from his chosen party principles.

His friendliness and constant courtesy won him many friends of all ages in all walks of life, and he was never too busy to talk with them, share his views on any subject, or merely pass the time of day. He was never too busy to inquire into the welfare of a friend, and surprised many of them by his interest.

As an illustration of the affection with which his co-workers in the court regarded him, there were honest, unashamed tears in the eyes of some of the members of the police department Tuesday morning when the bell on top of the city call was tapped at 9 o’clock and they realized again that “court” would not be in session again.

Active pallbearers will be Mayor, J. S. Murchison, C. L. Jester, A. B. Douglas, Robert Daniel, Beauford H. Jester and J. E. Butler.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the city commission and friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 7, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



JUDGE MELEAR WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

LONG-TIME AND POPULAR RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY
Funeral services for H. S. Melear, aged 77 years, recorder of the Corporation court of the City of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack Tuesday morning at 7:30 o’clock while reading a newspaper in the police office, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Judge Melear had been a long-time member. Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the church, conducted the rites.

Judge Melear died before medical attention could be summoned. He had come to the city hall as was his custom after getting his mail at the post office.

He was a native of Lincoln county, Tenn., but came to Navarro county with his parents when he was about 10 years of age. The family resided in the eastern section of the county.

After teaching in the Kerens and Blooming Grove schools, Judge Melear came to Corsicana where he was principal and later superintendent of schools and resigned to practice law. He served four years as assistant prosecuting attorney of Navarro county and was appointed recorder in 1913, a post he had continuously held since that time.

Dispite advancing years, Judge Melear kept abreast of the times, was well-read and well-posted, and took a keen interest in his surroundings.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Harold Melear, Longview; a brother, Robert H. Melear, Trinidad; and three sisters, Mrs. W. Z Anthony, Brownwood; Mrs. William Berry and Mrs. Kate Leggett, both of Wellington.

Active pallbearers were Mayor J. S. Murchison, C. L. Jester, A. B. Douglas, Robert Daniel, Beauford H. Jester, J. E. Butler, L. A. Wortham, J. M. Pugh and Elmer Keith.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the city commission and friends of the family.

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

All Departments Closed.
All departments of the municipal government closed at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon as a mark of respect to the late Judge H. S. Melear and to allow employees to attend the funeral.

A meeting of the Corsicana city commission was scheduled for 5 p.m. to name a successor to the post of recorder of the corporation court. A number of applicants were reported. The city charter provides that the recorder must be a licensed attorney and this is expected to eliminate several of those seeking the post.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 8, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



A. H. WILLIE NAMED TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM OF H. S. MELEAR

RESOLUTION ON DEATH OF LATE CITY RECORDER UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED

A. H. Willie, well-known Corsicana attorney, was selected to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge H. S. Melear as recorder of the Corporation Court at a recessed meeting of the City Commissioner at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor J. S. Murchison presided at the meeting with Commissioners R. C. Curtis, John P. Garitty, and N. R. Garrett in attendance.

The name of A. H. Willie was presented by Commissioner Garrity and seconded by Commissioner Garrett. By unanimous vote of the three commissioners the nomination was approved.

In a discussion to the performance expected of the new official the commissioners declared they wanted “as near the service rendered by Judge Melear as possible.”

The following resolution on the death of Judge Melear was adopted unanimously:

Whereas, Our beloved Judge of the Corporation Court, H. S. Melear departed from this life on Tuesday, January 7, 1936, and vacated the bench which he had so faithfully filled for nearly twenty-three years, therefore:

Be It Resolved by the City Commission of the City of Corsicana that the following be spread upon the minutes of the City Commission, furnished members of Judge Melear’s family and published in the Corsicana Daily Sun:

Judge Melear had gleaned a vast and rich experience from almost a lifetime of public service, which included teaching in the public schools of Kerens, Blooming Grove, and Corsicana, having been principal of the high school and superintendent of the entire system in Corsicana. Taking up the practice of law in 1902, he was assistant county attorney of Navarro county from 1906 to 1910. He served as judge of the Corporation Court of Corsicana from February 18, 1913 until his death. Judge Melear was unswervingly faithful to the trust placed in him as a public official. Yet the fearlessness with which he meted out justice to all was mellowed and sweetened by his understanding of, his kindness toward and his love for his fellowman. His firmness, his anecdotes and his wit, his devotion to duty, will always remain fresh in the memory of those associated with him in the city government and of the multitude of others who knew him. His passing causes our deep and sincere regret.

Passed and approved this 8th day of January, 1936.
J. S. MURCHISON, Mayor,
N. F. GARRETT,
JOHN P. GARITTY,
R. C. CURTIS,
Commissioners

CHARLES T. BANISTER, City Attorney.

The electrician’s bond of Graham Dickson was approved, and the commission took final adjournment at 5:17 p.m.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, January 9, 1936
  • h/o Artemesias (Dobbs) Melear s/o Burrough Ebenezer Melear and Eleanor Elizabeth (Kimes) Melear
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Artemesias (Dobbs) Melear
May 12, 1865 May 08, 1939

MELEAR - Corsicana, Texas, May 9. - Mrs. H. S. Melear, 74, long-time resident of Corsicana, wife of the late Judge Melear, died at the family home. Services were held at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the Sutherland-McCamman Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving is a son, Harold Melear, Corsicana. Mrs. Melear had lived in Corsicana forty-five years.

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MRS. H. S. MELEAR DIED HERE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. H. S. Melear, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Corsicana widow of the late Judge H. S. Melear, died at the family home, 1420 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Harold Melear, Corsicana, and a nephew, E. D. Allen Fort Worth.

Mrs. Melear had resided in Corsicana for 45 years.

Pallbearers will be A. B. Douglass, C. L. Jester, Ed M. Polk, Sr., W. B. Kenner, J. M. Pugh, N. Suttle Roberts, Robert Daniel and Wade Smith.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. H. S. MELEAR TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. H. S. Melear, aged 74 years, who died at the family residence Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Interment was made in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Melear had resided in Corsicana for the past 45 years. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Melear was the widow of the late Judge H. S. Melear, who presided over the corporation court for many years.

Surviving are a son, Harold Melear, Corsicana, and a nephew, E. D. Allen, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were A. B. Douglas, C. L. Jester, Ed M. Polk, Sr., W. B. Kenner, J. M. Pugh, N. Suttle Roberts, Wade Smith and Robert Daniel.

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Richard S. Melear
1867 - Jun 21, 1925

June 28, 1925
MELEAR - Corsicana, Texas. June 28. - Funeral services for R. S. Melear, merchant of Trinidad, who died in a Dallas sanitarium early Monday morning, following a month's illness, will be held at Kerens Tuesday with burial in the cemetery there. Mr. Melear, who was 59 years old, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vera Fetteke of Alva, Ok.; three brothers, C. K. Melear, Waco; Judge H. S. Melear, Corsicana, and R. H. Melear, Lufkin, and three sisters, Mrs. W. Z. Anthony, Galveston; Mrs. J. E. Leggett and Mrs. Sallie Berry of Weilington, Texas.

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R. S. MELEAR DIED IN DALLAS HOSPITAL EARLY HOUR TODAY

WAS BROTHER JUDGE H. S. MELEAR AND TRINIDAD MERCHANT

Funeral services for R. S. Melear, of Trinidad, who died in a Dallas sanitarium early Monday morning, following a month’s illness, will be held at Kerens Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the cemetery there.

Mr. Melear had been in ill health for some time and had gone to Dallas and entered a sanitarium for treatment. He was in the mercantile business at Trinidad for the past fifteen years.

Mr. Melear, who was 59 years old at the time of his death is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vear Feticke, of Alva Ok., three brothers, C. K. Melear, Waco; Judge H. S. Melear, Corsicana, and R. H. Melear, Lufkin; and three sisters, Mrs. W. Z. Anthony, Galveston; Mrs. J. E. Leggett, and Mrs. Sallie Berry, of Wellington, Texas.

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Elijah "Lige" Melton
Feb 11, 1887 - May 29, 1954

June 2, 1954
Elijah Melton
CORSICANA, Texas - Elijah Melton, 67, Emhouse farmer and a native of Navarro County, died at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, with burial in the Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Charles Howard Melton of Eufafa, Okla.; Elijah Melton Jr. of Dallas; Thomas Earl Melton and Larry Duane Melton, both of Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. Essie Fangman of Dallas and Mrs. Frank Armstrong of Corsicana and seven grandchildren.

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Emily Merideth
abt 1856 - Oct 1953

October 30, 1953
Mrs. Emily Merideth
CORSICANA, Texas - Final rites for Mrs. Emily Jane Merideth, 97 a resident of Venus, Johnson County, were held from the Venus Methodist Church Thursday, with burial in the Venus Cemetery. She died in a Corsicana hospital Tuesday.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Merideth of Alvarado and George Merideth of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Barker of Frost and Mrs. Connie Cooper of Mart; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

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