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Joshua Paul Walker
March 28, 1986 - April 30, 2006
 
Joshua Paul Walker, 20, of Red Oak, TX. passed away Sunday, April 30th, 2006 suddenly at Parkland Hospital Dallas, Texas.

Joshua Paul Walker was born in Dallas, Texas on March 28, 1986, to Lori Ann (Walton) and John Russell Walker Sr.


Attended Red Oak High in The Class of 2006, and worked as a cook.

Sister(s): Jacks Walker of Red Oak, Texas., Brenda Holmes of Red Oak, Texas., Cathy Holmes of Red Oak, Texas. Brother(s): John R. Walker Jr. of Red Oak, Texas., Jacob Walker of Red Oak, Texas.

Religious Service was held at First Methodist Church, Ferris, Texas, at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 4th, with Rev. Cathy Mordecai & Bro. Barry Hosford officiating.

Burial at Frost Cemetery, TX.

Green Funeral Home, Ellis Co., TX

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William Masten “Matt” Thompson
Oct 4, 1869 - Dec 15, 1928

W. MAT THOMPSON DIED AT HOME HERE SATURDAY MORNING

POPULAR CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN DIES FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

William Masten Thompson, aged 58, resident of Navarro county for many years, died at his home at the corner of North Thirty-first street and Fifth avenue at 10:05 Saturday morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist Church with Rev. J. Howard Williams, officiating.

The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Curtis and Mrs. T. H. Westbrook of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. E. Dyer of Abilene; and a brother, L. J. Thompson of Hillsboro.

Mr. Thompson was born in the state of Missouri, October 4, 1869, coming to Texas when seven years of age. He has resided in Navarro county for thirty-seven years, and in the city of Corsicana for the past sixteen. He was married to Miss Lula Fagala of Blooming Grove; two children survive from the marriage.

Since 1915, the deceased has been the active head of the Corsicana Benefit association. He was an active deacon in the First Baptist Club, Chamber of Commerce, and other civic organizations.

He had been seriously ill for several weeks.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. M. THOMPSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for William Masten Thompson, aged 59 years, native of Missouri, but resident of Navarro county for 37 years, who died at his home at the corner of North Thirty-first street and West Fifth avenue, Saturday morning at 10:05 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the first Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Thompson was born in Missouri but came to Texas when seven years of age. He came to Navarro county 37 years ago and had resided in Corsicana for the past 16 years. He had been president of the Corsicana Benefit Association since 1915. He was an active deacon of the First Baptist church, a member of the Rotary club Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

He was married to Miss Lula Fagala of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Curtis and Mrs. T. H. Thompson, both of Corsicana; several grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. L. E. Dyer, Abilene; one brother, L. J. Thompson, Hillsboro, and other relatives.

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Final Tributes Of Love Paid Popular Corsicanan Sunday

The many friends of the W. Mat Thompson family were genuinely grieved Saturday to learn of the death of Mr. Thompson, although it had been known for many weeks that he could not possibly recover.

The entire community joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Impressive funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Baptist church, of which he was a faithful member, and one of the active deacons, the pastor, Rev. J. Howard Williams, paying highest tribute to his memory, and giving consolation to the loved ones, left to mourn his loss. By request, the male quartette of this church, which Mr. Thompson had enjoyed especially, before his last illness, sang several appropriate songs at the services at the church, and the grave.

Since coming to Corsicana to reside, in 1912, he and his family have been associated with the highest business, social and religious activities of the city. Although of a very modest disposition he had drawn close to him through his honesty and loyalty, many good and true friends, as was attested by the numerous and lovely floral designs and blooming plants that completely covered his last resting place.

Among the throng that attended the services were the following from out of town: Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Westbrook and daughter, Mrs. D. C. DeWitt and husband, of Fort Worth; C. E. Rutledge, a close friend and business associate of deceased: A. A. Fagala, Mrs. C. H. Hoffman and Miss Maurine Fagala of Blooming Grove.

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William Thomas “Will” Thompson
Sep. 15, 1871 - Nov. 25, 1950

W. T. Thompson Funeral Sunday

Funeral services for W. T. Thompson, 79, retired superintendent of the State National Bank Building, who died at the family residence, 1107 West Thirteenth avenue early Saturday afternoon were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Tupelo, Miss., Thompson came to Navarro county as an infant.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Thompson, Corsicana and Cazzie Thompson, Somerset; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. J. Wallace, Frank Stanley, Joe Smith, E. M. Beckham, W. L. Ayers, Ted Abbie, Ira Boltz and S. D. Goins.

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William Kemper Thompson
Jan 12, 1898 - Feb 5, 1975

W. K. Thompson

Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood cemetery for William K. Thompson, 77, Los Angeles, who died there Wednesday. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

A native of Rice, he had lived in California 25 years and was with the Salvation Army.

He was the son of John A. Thompson.

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Elizabeth (Wilkie) Thomason
Aug 22, 1857 - Nov 26, 1923

Venerable Lady Died Suddenly.

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomason, aged 72 years, died suddenly at her home, 802 South Fourteenth street, at 1 o’clock this morning.

The deceased was a native of Scotland, but had lived in Corsicana for near forty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. B. Ryan of Corsicana, and by four step-children, Mrs. Belle Kiber of Corsicana, John and Alex Thomason of Sour Lake, and Harry Thomason of Houston.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the residence. Rev. R. Girard Lowe pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate, and the following will act as pallbearers; J. C. Hughes, Harry Blanding, Sam Blair, C. G. Davidson, J. M. Dyer, J. G. Comfort, W. H. Waterman, W. D. Baker, Judge J. M. Blanding, Dr. L. C. Polk, E. T. Wareing, R. P. Blanding, Geo. Roxburgh and James Roxburgh.

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Noma (Mitchell) Thorn
Aug 15, 1883 - Apr 7, 1970

Rites Today For Mrs. Thorn

Mrs. P. V. Thorn, 86, resident of Corsicana the past seven months and formerly longtime Waxahachie resident, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday (today) at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Arnold, Corsicana; three sons, Bartha, Richard and Jewell Thorn, all of Fort Worth; 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Glicksman, Don Franks, John Cox, Roland Carr, Milford Shook and S. L. McCrary.

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Thorn Service

Funeral services were held Monday at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. P. V. Thorn, 86, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, three sons, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Perry Vinson Thorn
Feb 24, 1877 - Mar 25, 1963

Perry Thorn Burial Here

Funeral services for Perry Vinson Thorn, 85, retired Waxahachie ginner, who died Monday afternoon in a Waxahachie Sanitarium, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Rudolph Chapel of the Chimes.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Native of Alabama, Thorn had resided in Waxahachie 52 years.

Surviving are his wife of Waxahachie; three sons, Bartha, Richard and Jewell Thorn, all of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Arnold, Corsicana; a brother, Richard Thorn, Alabama; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Herbert Carl Thorne
Oct 17, 1901 - Mar 31, 1976

Herbert Thorne

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Herbert C. Thorne, 74, resident of 2403 W. Fourth Ave who died early this morning after a short illness.

Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Thorne, the former Thelma Kumke, his mother, Mrs. Rosa Byars of Houston.

He was a retired employe of the Texaco Company in Louisiana, lived in Corsicana the past 10 years, and was an elder at Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Pallbearers will be the elders of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 31, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Thelma Alveine (Kumke) Thorne married Sep. 9, 1928 s/o Ross T. Thorne and Rosa Elizabeth (Glover) Thorne-Byars

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H. C. Thorne

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westminister Presbyterian Church for Herbert C. Thorne, 74, who died Wednesday morning.

The Rev. William B. Venable will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers include: James Albrecht, H. C. Allen, Frank Borsellino, Harry Drain, J. M. Dyer, Sr., Eugene Stewart, Bell White Jr., and Hugh M. Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be elders of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Charles Malcolm Thornell
Jan 25, 1875 - Mar 8, 1930

CHAS. M. THORNELL DIED LATE SATURDAY FUNERAL SUNDAY

POPULAR CORSICANA MAN PASSES AWAY IN DALLAS HOSPITAL

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the family home, 844 West Seventh avenue, for Charles M. Thornell, aged 55 years, who passed away late Saturday afternoon in Baylor hospital, Dallas, following an operation of several days ago for a throat infection. Mr. Thornell was a native of Neches, Anderson county, Texas, but had been a resident of Navarro county and Corsicana for more than 25 years. Dr. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which deceased was a member, conducted the services and the Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

Active pallbearers were Lawrence Treadwell, R. L. Wheelock, Hawkins Scarborough, Chas. G. Jester, Dr. John D. Hathorn, Franklin Seale, Will Thompson, Fr. A. H. Horn. A quartet composed Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. Harry Blanding, Lloyd G. Kerr, and Edgar Metcalf sang favorite hymns during the service.

Honorary pallbearers were the city commission and all employees of the city hall, Madge Easterling, Mr. Elrod, John Wheelock, Henry Walker, John C. Calhoun, Loyd Slaughter, Whitney Montgomery, Dallas; Walter Montgomery, Eurewa; R. C. Cyer, Dallas; J. B. Crawford, Arthur Elliott, Norborne Champion, Harry Williams, Emmett Hamilton, A. A. Allison, Hugh Jester and all close friends of the family.

Mr. Thornell was taken to Dallas several days ago and underwent an operation on his throat for an affliction that had been bothering him for some time. He recuperated rapidly and was believed to be doing surprisingly well. Saturday morning he underwent another operation and failed to rally from this sufficiently and passed away Saturday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock. The remains were brought to Corsicana Sunday morning and taken to the family home where they remained until the funeral Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Thornell and his daughters and other relatives and friends were at his bedside during his last hours.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Miss Eleanor Thornell, student at Rice Institute, Houston, and Miss Pearl Thornell, student at Texas State College for Women, formerly, C. I. A., Denton; one sister, Mrs. Ira McCain, Neches, Texas and other relatives.

Mr. Thornell was born at Neches, Anderson county, but came to Navarro county when a young man and for several years taught some of the leading schools of the county, being known as an educator of great ability and making friends wherever he went, by his courteous manner and straightforward, gentlemanly conduct. In fact, it was plainly shown by the great throng of people who attended his funeral and the magnificent and numerous floral offerings that few men in this county had more friends than did this quiet but friendly man, who has now gone to his reward.

A number of years ago Mr. Thornell was elected to the office of county superintendent and filled that office in a manner that brought credit upon himself and the schools of the county. Later he was elected to the office of county clerk and held that office also to his distinct credit. At the time of his death he was office head of the city water department.

In December, 1908, Mr. Thornell was married to Miss Snow Greenlee, of Corsicana, who with their two daughters, survives. During the many years that deceased had resided in this county and city during all the that he held public office and the semi-public position of teacher in the county schools, nothing but words of praise for his conduct of the places of trust given into his care were heard, and the hosts of friends gained during these years will mourn with his loved ones at his passing to a better world.

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Attend Thornell Funeral

A vast concourse of sorrowing friends and loved ones gathered Sunday afternoon at the Thornell home on West Seventh avenue to pay their last tribute of love and respect to Mr. Charles M. Thornell, who passed away Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the Baylor hospital in Dallas following a second operation on his throat. The sad news of his death cast a gloom over the entire city for he was loved and admired by all who knew him as was manifested by the vast throng attending the funeral services, and the wealth of flowers, those silent messengers of love and sympathy that completely covered his last resting place.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the devoted wife and daughters by their many friends and loved ones, and may we, with the poet say:

“Not till the loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvass
And explain the reason why
The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver,
In the pattern He has planned.”

Those from out of town here for the services, so beautifully read by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, and sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. Harry Blanding, Mr. Lloyd Kerr and Mrs. Edgar Metcalf, were Mr. and Mrs. Ira McCain, sister and brother-in-law of the deceased, and his nieces and nephews, Misses Aline Herrington and Vivian Thornell and J. C. Thornell of Palestine; Reuben Greenlee, Miss Mollie Blackmon and Whitney Montgomery of Dallas, Charles Weaver of Dawson and Miss Dorothy Flagg of Malakoff, a close friend and Rice Institute classmate of Miss Eleanor Thornell.

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Pattie Lois (Taylor) Thornell
Sep 3, 1882 - Jul 12, 1972

Mrs. Thornell

Mrs. Lois Thornell, 89, of Corsicana died today in Midland. She was a native of Pilot Point and a member of Corsicana’s First Christian Church. She married the late Thomas A. Thornell of Blooming Grove, Dec. 10, 1905.

Services are scheduled for 10 a. m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Haley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, C. M. Thornell of Midland; two grandsons, Tom and Mike Thornell of Houston; and one great-grandson.

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Mrs. Thornell

Funeral services are to be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lois Thornell, 89, of Corsicana. Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, two grandsons and one great-grandson.

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Mrs. Thornell

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at a local funeral home for Mrs. Lois Thornell, 89, Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Midland. Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a son, two grandsons, and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Wesley Edens Jr., T. E. Irvin, J. J. Rogers, F. H. Washburn, Calvin Holloway and Ed Little.

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Snow Mariah (Greenlee) Thornell
Sep 21, 1880 - Dec 7, 1973

Mrs. Thornell

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. C. M. (Snow) Thornell, 93, of Corsicana, who died at her residence Friday morning. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 21, 1880 in Gainesville, Ala., the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Greenlee, a pioneer family of Eureka. She was a resident of Corsicana for 85 years.

She was a charter member of the Eastern Star, the first worthy matron, first lady employe of the Navarro County Courthouse, manager of the Corsicana Municipal Water Department for 20 years, and a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Eleanor Thornell and Miss Pearl Thornell, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Willette Greenlee of Corsicana; a brother, R. R. Greenlee of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Thornell

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. C. M. (Snow) Thornell, 93, of Corsicana, who died at her residence Friday morning. Rev. Eugene Wood officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service included Frank Felz, Bob Lavander, Jessie Thomas, Allen Edens, Willie Hodge and Roland Bee.

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Thomas A. Thornell
Oct 20, 1876 - May 6, 1918

Funeral Was Largely Attended

The funeral of the late Tom A. Thornell from the family home on West Ninth Avenue, was largely attended this morning, the procession extended almost from the house to the cemetery, many being in attendance from Barry and Blooming Grove. Rev. J. W. Stephens, pastor of the First Christian Church held impressive services at the home, after which the Masons took charge and conducted the services at the grave in Oakwood. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, and attested the high regard in which the deceased was held by a large circle of friends.

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In Memory of Mr. T. A. Thornell

As a pupil of Mr. Thornell I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy for his bereaved wife and loved ones who will feel the loss so sadly.

My lot has been to attend school to a great many teachers during my school days, not that my school days were so long, but that my teachers changed so often. All of the teachers were liked and esteemed very highly, yet none filled my idea of teaching quite so well as he.

His teaching was characterized by kindness and interest which I think is so much more effective than harshness.

In the two years that I attended his school he always seemed cheerful and jolly. He joined the small children often in their play and was as one of them. The delight of these children, when permitted to come to his room to recite, was very evident by their bright smiles as he met them at the door, and each one seemed eager to tell him some interesting incident that had occurred during the day in their room perhaps, or elsewhere.

These pupils and others I am sure as well as I, were made sad by the news of his death; and we will always have fond memories of our school days with him as our teacher.

Oh, that we had more teachers like him!

Written by a pupil who regarded him as a noble man and a teacher.

I. T.-------Eureka, Texas.

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Eliza Adeline (Ratliff) Thornton
Jan 5, 1861 - Feb 10, 1933

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS DIED HERE FRIDAY

Mrs. Eliza A. Thornton, aged 72 years, resident of Navarro county for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Sitton, 711 West First Avenue, Friday morning at 2 o’clock and the funeral was held from the Sitton home Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Thornton was the widow of the late G. R. Thornton. The family came to Texas 40 years ago from Alabama, settling in the Rice community. The family resided in the Powell community from 1905 until 1923 when it moved to Roane. Mrs. Thornton had made her home with Mrs. Sitton the past year.

Mrs. Thornton was the mother of 11 children, six of whom survive and were at her bedside when she died.

Surviving are a son, A. Q. Thornton, Powell, five daughters, Mrs. Luke Cave, Rice; Mrs. Sitton, Corsicana; Mrs. Maggie Huff, and Mrs. Charles Huff, both of Lubbock; and Mrs. W. H. Thompson of Dallas; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Thornton was stricken with paralysis Tuesday morning.

Pallbearers were Arlee Thompson, M. Frazier, William Evans, Mr. Faucett, Allen Briethaupt and R. L. McGlasson.

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

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Friday, Feb 10, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Joshua Ratliff and Frances (Brawley) Ratliff

George Henry Thornton
Nov 27, 1894 - Oct 6, 1926

CORSICANA MAN IS KILLED IN CRASH OF AUTOS NIGGER CREEK

G. H. THORNTON DEAD AND H. K. SCOSS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

The body of G. Henry Thornton, aged 30 years, of Corsicana, who died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Nigger Creek several miles from o’clock was brought to Corsicana Sutherland hearse from Mexia. The injured man died at midnight.

The deceased is survived by his wife, four small children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Thornton, Roane; two brothers, A. Q. Thornton, Corsicana, A. P. Thornton, Canyon, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Luke Cave, Roane; Miss Lillie Thornton, Rice; Mrs. Will Huff, Idalou; Mrs. Charles Huff, Abernathy; Mrs. Annie Watson, Roane.

H. K. Scoss, oil field worker, whose home is at Mildren, was in the other car. Thornton and Scoss met in a head-on collision in the Nigger Creek field at 9 o’clock Wednesday night. Thornton died at midnight. Scoss is still unconscious and in a critical condition in the Brown Hospital at Mexia.

The body was taken to the residence of the brother of the deceased, A. Q. Thornton, 612 North Beaton Street.

The funeral Cortege will leave the residence at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon and the services will be held at Oakwood cemetery with interment there. The services will be conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MAN KILLED IN AUTO WRECK HELD

G. HENRY THORNTON DIES AS RESULT AUTO ACCIDENT AT NIGGER CREEK

Funeral services for G. Henry Thornton, aged 30 years, who died at Mexia at midnight Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained when the car in which he was riding collided with another automobile near Nigger Creek several miles from Mexia, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church. The funeral cortege left the residence of A. Q. Thornton, 612 North Beaton street, brother of the deceased.

The body was brought overland from Mexia in the Sutherland hearse early Thursday morning and taken to the residence of the brother of the deceased.

He is survived by his wife, four small children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Thornton, Roane; two brothers, A. Q. Thornton, Corsicana; A. P. Thornton, Canyon, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Luke Cave, Roane; Miss Lillie Thornton, Rice; Mrs. Will Huff, Idalou; Mrs. Charles Huff, Abernathy; Mrs. Annie Wilson, Roane.

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George Robert Thornton
Aug 3, 1859 - Dec 12, 1928

Aged Resident of Roane Passed Away At Home Wednesday

George R. Thornton, aged 69 years, died at his home in Roane Wednesday afternoon at 4:50. He had been in declining health some time and suffered a stroke of apoplexy Tuesday morning from which he never regained consciousness.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, Methodist minister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife and seven children, five daughters and two sons.

A. B. Thornton, Canyon; A. Q. Thornton, Corsicana; Mrs. Luke Cave, Rice; Miss Lillie Thornton, Roane; Mrs. J. W. Huff, Lubbock; Mrs. C. L. Huff, Abernathy; Mrs. W. H. Thompson, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Pope Estes, Roane; Harry Hanks, Powell; Odie Burk, Corsicana; Ed M. Polk, Corsicana; Saul Ross, Powell; T. P. Layfield, Powell.

Mr. Thornton came to Texas from Lawrence county, Alabama, in 1893, and settled in the Rice community, where he resided until 1907 when he moved to Roane where he had resided since that time.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR ROANE RESIDENT

Funeral services for George Robert Thornton, aged 69 years, who died at his home in the Roane community Wednesday afternoon shortly before 5 o’clock, were held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery here. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, Methodist minister.

Mr. Thornton had been in declining health for some time and suffered a stroke of apoplexy Tuesday morning from which he never regained consciousness.

Born in Alabama, Mr. Thornton came to Navarro county in 1893 and settled in Rice, later moving to Powell in 1907 where he resided until 1923. He retired from active farming in 1923 and moved to Roane where he resided until his death.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, A. B. Thornton, Canyon; A. Q. Thornton, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Luke Cave, Rice; Miss Lillie Thornton, Roane; Mrs. J. W. Huff, Lubbock; Mrs. C. L. Huff, Abernathy; Mrs. W. H. Thompson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pope Estes, Roane; Harry Hanks, Powell; Odie Burke, Corsicana; Ed M. Polk, Corsicana; Saul Ross, Powell; T. P. Layfield, Powell.

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Lilac Thornton
Apr 9, 1919 - May 14, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GALVESTON GIRL HERE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Miss Lilac Thornton, aged 18 years, who died in a Galveston hospital Friday night, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mattie Thornton, Galveston; a brother, Glen Thornton, Galveston; two sisters, Misses Dorris Thornton, Galveston, and Elizabeth Thornton, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. Guy Sitton and Mrs. Fred Brooks, both of Corsicana; two uncles, A. Q. Thornton and Leo Campbell, both of Powell and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY FOR MISS LILAC THORNTON

Funeral services for Miss Lilac Thornton, aged 18 years, who died in a Galveston hospital Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mattie Thornton, Galveston; a brother, Glen Thornton, Galveston; two sisters, Miss Doris Thornton, and Miss Elizabeth Thornton, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. Guy Sitton and Mrs., Fred Brooks, both of Corsicana; two uncles, A. Q. Thornton and Leo Campbell, both of Powell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Sitton, Roy Cave, Otha McCulloch, Maurice Brooks, Wayne Bateman, Jessie Gour.

Music was furnished by girls’ glee club for the State Home.

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Sallie (UNKNOWN) Thornton
Sep 1836 - Mar 16, 1944

Corsicana Woman Died Thursday at Age of 108 Years

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Thornton, age 108 years, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church with Rev. Durwood Geddie and Clyde Griffin conducting the rites.

Mrs. Thornton died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hawley Kirkland, 1044 South Seventeenth street, with whom she had made her home for the past several years. She was the oldest known resident of Navarro county.

A native of Florence, Ga., she came to Texas and Navarro county.

A native of Florence, Ga., she came to Texas and Navarro county in 1905 and had resided here since that time. Her husband was a Confederate veteran.

No near relatives survive.

Pallbearers were C. L. Boggs, J. W. Turner, W. W. Mullins, Wade Jones, Claude Horn and Floyd Yarbrough.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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William Edward Thornton
Feb 22, 1890 - Dec 23, 1920

DIED SUDDENLY.

W. E. Thornton Succumbs After Being Sick Few Hours

Mr. W. E. Thornton died this morning at his residence, South Fifteenth street, after being sick only three hours. At 12 o’clock last night Mr. Thornton was taken with acute indigestion, and although a physician was called his affliction refused to yield to treatment and at 3 o’clock death resulted. His wife and three children survive him. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Thornton reside in Powell. He has two brothers and five sisters, namely; A. P. Thornton of Comanche, A. S. Thornton of Corsicana, Mrs. Luke Cave and Miss Lucie Thornton of Rice, Mrs. May Huff of Powell and Mrs. Charles Huff of Corsicana.

The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from Sutherland undertaking parlors.

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Lois (Ferguson) Thoroughman
Nov 17, 1913 - Jan 20, 2006

Lois Thoroughman

Lois Thoroughman, 92 of Corsicana passed away Friday, January 20, 2006 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was born November 17, 1913 in Corsicana to Thomas Mills Ferguson & Bessie T. Wafer Ferguson. She was a graduate in 1932 from Powell High School. She worked for the government for many years.

She is survived by a sister, Lola Bunch, Ennis; nieces & husbands, Reba and Jerry Nickell of Winfield, Kansas, Sandra and Wayne Tyler of Alberquerque, New Mexico, Thomas and Vickie Carlisle of Omaha, Nebraska, Jean and Robert Anthis, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Owen and Virginia Black of Muskogee, 14 great nieces and nephews; one great great nephew; and special cousins Fred and Nell Jones of Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene S. Thoroughman on December 21, 1987.

Visitation will be held Saturday evening 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Lansford, Mark Maple, Frank Brown, Sam Clarke, Leslie Bryant and Brandon Brogdon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Sikes, Joe B. Fogg, B.J. Mott, John O. Burk and Steve Blackwell.

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Leonard Elma Thorpe, Sr.
Jan 13, 1891 - Jul 24, 1970

Leonard Thorpe Dies Friday

Leonard E. Thorpe Sr., 79, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. He resided at 1101 N. 22nd St.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife Mrs. L. E. Thorpe of Corsicana; a son, Leonard E. Thorpe Jr. of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Herman Deere of Snyder, Mrs. John Bewley of Corsicana, Mrs. Patricia Williams of Houston, and Mrs. Roy D. Sanderford of Arlington; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers Floyd Thorpe and Matt Thorpe of Llano; and a sister Mrs. R. D. McGibbony, also of Llano.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Newton Paul Sephus Thorpe
Dec 28, 1908 - Nov 3, 1972

Paul Thorpe

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Paul Thorpe, 63, who died Friday at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a retired salesman for the F. W. Rich Company and a veteran of World Wars 1 and 11. He was a resident of Waco and native of Arkansas.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Paul Thorpe of Waco; three sons, Ronnie Thorpe of Bellville, Danny Thorpe of Waco and Guy Middlebrooks of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Marvin Standifer of Austin, Mrs. Donald Hester of Boise Idaho, and Mrs. Kenneth Mills and Mrs. Roger Davis both of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandson; a brother, Ben Thorpe of Bay City; and a sister, Mrs. Mable Smith of Wills Point.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Crane, Marvin Standifer, Roger Davis, Kenneth Mills, Charles Smith, and Jimmy Morris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Morris, Cotton Morris, Guy Middlebrooks, and Rufus Carroll.

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Paul Thorpe

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral home for Paul Thorpe, 63, who died Friday at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, four daughters, 15 grandchildren, one great-grandson, a brother, and a sister.

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William Austin Thrall, III
Jan 7, 1914 - Jul 19, 1970

Thrall Rites Planned Here

A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church for William A. Thrall, Cleveland food broker who died July 19 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rev. Roy L. Ward, Jr., assistant pastor will conduct the service.

He is survived by his wife, the former Myra Weatherby; a son, R. Michael Thrall of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. June Larder of Hindsdale, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. June Regelin of Des Plains, Ill.

Funeral services were held in Cleveland at the time of cremation.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the memorial rites.

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Thrall Service

Memorial services were held Thursday t 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church for William A. Thrall, Cleveland, Ohio businessman who died there July 19. Cremation rites had been held in Cleveland earlier.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Myra Weatherby Thrall; a son, his mother, three grandchildren and a sister.

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Maudie Drucilla (Lyerla) Thrash
Jul 6, 1881 - Apr 15, 1956

Former Resident Dies At Ennis

Mrs. L. W. Thrash, 74, former Corsicana and Blooming Grove resident, died in Ennis Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Keever Chapel in Ennis Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Trash was a member of the Methodist church. She had made her home in Ennis for 12 years. Her husband died in 1044.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, DeLeon Methodist pastor, and L. W. Thrash, Jr., Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Paul P. Peters, Dallas; Mrs. Roy H. Harris, San Antonio, and Mrs. J. O. Peacock, Ennis, with whom she resided; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. W. Lyerla, Fort Worth, and C. W. Lyerla, Lisbon; three sisters, Mrs. C. W. Smith, Maypearl; Mrs. Olen McCoy, Waxahachie, and Mrs. G. H. Thrash, Grandview.

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Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (Landress) Threet
Apr 25, 1871 - Jul 18, 1957

Mrs. Threet Dies Early Thursday

Mrs. Nannie Threet, of Eureka, 86, widow of the late W. O. Threet, died in the Twilight Home early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Martin O’Neal.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Farmer, Eureka, and Mrs. J. A. Bryant, Greggton; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren, three brothers, Pat Landress, Corsicana; L. P. Landress, Tyler, and C. M. Landress, Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Metcalf, San Marcos, and Mrs. Lilly Stackhouse, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Farmer, Eldred Farmer, Glen Atkins, Benny Bryant, Martin Dawson and David Kennemore. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Threet had resided in Navarro county since early childhood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 18, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Oscar Threet married Sep. 17, 1893; d/o James William Landress & Frances Caroline “Fannie” (Donohoe) Landress

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Friday Services For Mrs. Threet

Funeral rites for Mrs. Nannie Threet, 86, of Eureka, widow of the late W. O. Threet, who died at the Twilight Home Thursday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Martin McNeill assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Threet had resided in Navarro county since childhood.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Farmer, Eureka, and Mrs. J. A. Bryant, Greggton; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Pat Landress, Corsicana; L. P. Landress, Tyler, and C. M. Landress, Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Metcalf, San Marcos, and Mrs. Lillie Stackhouse, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Doyle Farmer, Eldred Farmer, Glen Atkins, Benny Bryant, Martin Dawson, and David Kennemore.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Mary (Moses) Thurston
Mar. 7, 1857 - Jun. 16, 1953

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Thurston

Mrs. Mary M. Thurston, 98, former Corsicana resident, died at her home, 8455 San Fernando, Dallas, Monday.

Funeral services are planned Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Martin O. Massinger.

Mrs. Thurston resided in Corsicana 10 years before moving to Dallas in 1925.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles DuBose, Mexia, and Mrs. Lauris Mallard, Tehuacana; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, a brother John C. Moser, Gulfport, Miss., and other relatives.

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Former Resident Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary M. Thurston, 98, who died at her home in Dallas Monday, were held Wednesday 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. martin O. Massinger.

Mrs. Thurston resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas in 1925.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles DuBose, Mexia, and Mrs. Lauris Mallard, Tehuacana; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, John c. Moser, Gulfport, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. P. Millet, Joseph Sunkel, Thurston Mallard, Willard Etheridge, and Wm. E. Millet.

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Iowa (Holbrook) Tickle
Apr 15, 1894 - Feb 21, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Tickle

Mrs. Iowa Halbrook (Ruff) Tickle, 70, of 508 South Thirty-First street, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Harris, a sister, Mrs. Bennie Mayo, both of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. H. O. Kennemore, Purdon; three grandchildren, Carol Ann, Gary Lynn and James R. Harris, and a great-grandson, William Edward Albritton, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. H. Mayo, Jr.; J. W. Cranford, J. M. Harris, Pvt. James R. Harris, Jesse Murry and Rufus Nutt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 22, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andy Rusty “Ruff” Tickle buried at Younger Cemetery, Navarro county, Tx. d/o Benjamin Franklin Holbrook and Martha Jane “Mattie” (Moorman) Holbrook

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Hold Services For Mrs. Tickle

Final rites for Mrs. Iowa Halbrook (Ruff) Tickle, 70, of 508 South Thirty-First street, who was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday morning, are to be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services are to be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Harris, a sister, Mrs. Bennie Mayo, both of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. H. O. Kennemore, Purdon; three grandchildren, Carol Ann, Gary Lynn and James R. Harris, and a great-grandson, William Edward Albritton, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be R. H. Mayo, Jr.; J. W. Cranford, J. M. Harris, Pvt. James R. Harris, Jesse Murry and Rufus Nutt.

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Sarah Ella (Riley) Tidd
Apr 25, 1870 - Apr 3, 1937

MRS. GEORGE TIDD, FORMER CORSICNAN, DIED IN HOUSTON

Funeral services for Mrs. George Tidd, aged 66 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. U. Pike in Houston, Saturday, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Newman of Waco.

Mrs. Tidd resided in Corsicana for many years prior to making her home in Houston.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pike and Mrs. George Sparkman, both of Houston, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Payne, Johnny Underwood, George Pike, Leslie May, Joe Summerville and Lloyd Peterson.

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George W. Tidd
Mar 31, 1863 - Jun 4, 1927

PIONEER BUSINESS MAN OF CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY

GEO. W. TIDD HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH BUT DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED

George W. Tidd, aged 64, years pioneer resident of Corsicana, died suddenly at his residence, 417 West Second Avenue Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at 4:30 at the family home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Tidd had been in failing health for some time but had eaten a hearty meal Sunday noon.

He was born in Indiana but move to Corsicana when a very small child. He was in the black smith business for a number of years and in recent years he had been engaged in the garage business.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Louis Tidd, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Pike, Dallas; Mrs. George Sparkman, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Following are the active pallbearers:

Arthur Elliott, T. J. Walton, N. F. Garrett, F. N. Drane, Ben Howard, Will S. Knight, W. H. Warren, N. C. Munns.

Honorary pallbearers included Clifford Tatum, Beauford H. Jester, L. E. McCormick, Will Jefferies, W. H. Barth, Mr. Finch, Dr. L. E. Kelton, E. O. Vaughn, W. B. Payne, J. H. Woods, E. A. Johnson, O. E. Hyndman, J. M. Sparkman, W. M. Conner, Judge H. S. Melear, Dr. W. W. Halbert, J. T. Newsom, George W. Boyd.

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Ida Bess Tinkle
Jan 15, 1920 - Oct 16, 1938

IDA BESS TINKLE DIED AT EMHOUSE; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Ida Bess Tinkle, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newell Tinkle of Emhouse, who died Sunday, were held from the Emhouse High school auditorium Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are her parents, a brother, Randall Tinkle; two sisters, Geraldine and Totsey Tinkle, all of Emhouse and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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James Newell Tinkle
Mar 25, 1896 - Oct 25, 1954

J. N. Tinkle Dies Monday Evening; Rites Wednesday

J. N. Tinkle, 58, life-long resident of the Emhouse community, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Monday night following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church.

Tinkle had been employed at the Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation at Grand Prairie for the past seven years until he became ill three months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son Nathan Randall Tinkle, Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. Talmadge Canant and Mrs. Spencer Elliott, Jr., both of Corsicana; a grandson; two granddaughters; four brothers, A. J. Tinkle, Emhouse; N. E. Tinkle, Corsicana; John Tinkle, Midland; and Jack Tinkle, Walteria, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Parrish, Sr. and Mrs. Fannie Turner, both of Corsicana and Mrs. R. F. Cook, Emhouse and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites For J. N. Tinkle

Funeral services for J. N. Tinkle, 58, of Emhouse, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Lee Emerson, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Tinkle, a life-long Emhouse resident, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Monday night following a several months’ illness. He had been employed at Chance Vought Aircraft plant at Grand Prairie for the past seven years until he became ill three months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son Nathan Randall Tinkle, Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. Talmadge Canant and Mrs. Spencer Elliott, Jr., both of Corsicana; a grandson; two granddaughters; four brothers, A. J. Tinkle, Emhouse; N. E. Tinkle, Corsicana; John Tinkle, Midland; and Jack Tinkle, Walteria, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Parrish, Sr. and Mrs. Fannie Turner, both of Corsicana and Mrs. R. F. Cook, Emhouse and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Wilkinson, Ray Burroughs, A. C. Gray, Fate Brown, Russell Purifoy, Frank Seely, Sr.; D. F. Collins and John B. Bennett.

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Maude Louise (Holsheiser) Tinkle
Apr 18, 1908 - Dec 2, 1969

Mrs. Tinkle Rites Slated

Mrs. Maude Tinkle, 61, died Wednesday at her home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Elton W. Tinkle of Corsicana, one son, Billy Bob Tinkle also of Corsicana; one brother, three sisters, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Vestry of St. John’s will be pallbearers.

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Tinkle services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. John’s Episcopal Church for Mrs. Maude Tinkle, who died at her home Tuesday.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Dennis Smart, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, one son, one brother, three sisters, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Corley directed.

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James Horne Tippitt
Oct 25, 1905 - Aug 25, 1959

James H. Tippitt Dies Saturday

James H. Tippitt, 49, formerly of Corsicana, died in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday morning.

The body will be flown to Love Field, Dallas, early Thursday and will be met there by McCammon Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving is his mother, Mrs. Mai Tippitt, Los Angeles, formerly of Corsicana.

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Dena Mae Tipton Feb 4, 1943
Feb 4, 1943 - Feb 4, 1943

Infant Twin Girls Buried in Oakwood Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Dena and Trena, infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tipton who died Thursday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, where interment was made, Rev. W. R. Hall officiated.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Crouch, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Tipton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Tena Kay Tipton Feb 4, 1943
Feb 4, 1943 - Feb 4, 1943

Infant Twin Girls Buried in Oakwood Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Dena and Trena, infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tipton who died Thursday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, whre interment was made, Rev. W. R. Hall officiated.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Crouch, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Tipton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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John Shearer Tipton
May 13, 1883 - Mar 13, 1972

J. S. Tipton

John S. Tipton, who was born in Louisiana May 15, 1883, died Monday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. A resident of Corsicana for 43 years, he was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and was active in local activities of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for many years.

Services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiating and burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. John S. Tipton of Corsicana, and two nieces, Mrs. F. E. Withrow, Jr. and Miss Lucille Carpenter, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be F. E. Withrow, Jr., Jack Tekell, McKeown Breedlove, Almon Ellis, H. C. Thorne, Eugene Stewart and J. W. Albrecht.

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J. S. Tipton

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for John S. Tipton, who died Monday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. The Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A Corsicana resident for 43 years, he was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. John S. Tipton of Corsicana, and two nieces, Mrs. F. E. Withrow, Jr. and Miss Lucille Carpenter, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were F. E. Withrow, Jr., Jack Tekell, McKeown Breedlove, Almon Ellis, H. C. Thorne, Eugene Stewart and J. W. Albrecht, and Lyndon McCulloch.

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Francisco Ventura “Frank” Tirado
Aug 26, 1918 - Feb 17, 1977

Frank Tirado

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel for Frank V. Tirado, resident of Dallas for the past 15 years and husband of a former Corsicana woman, who died Wednesday in Dallas. Chaplain Eugene Arvens of Fort Hood officiated and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with military honors.

He was in the U. S. Army served in the European Theatre during World War 11, and in the Pacific and Alaska.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Buck Tirado of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana; a step son, Carter P. Lonon of Dallas; one step-grandson, John J. Lonon of Dallas; three brothers, Joseph Ventura, Sixto Ventura, and Sergio Ventura all of New York City, N.Y.; and three sisters, Mrs. Herminia Morales, Miss Delores Ventura and Mrs. Helen Alfalla.

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Ben McClintock Todd, Sr.
Mar 20, 1890 - Dec 21, 1972

B. M. Todd

Funeral services are pending at the Corley Funeral Chapel for B. M. Todd, 82, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his residence. Rev. Carl Rohlfs will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Chatfield and had lived in Corsicana most of his life.

He was a retired oil field worker and a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Virginia Todd of Corsicana; two sons, George Price Todd of Seadrift, Tex., and Ben Todd, Jr., of Lone Star; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lora Sheppard of Bakersfield, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma Virginia (Kincheloe) Todd married Dec. 22, 1920; s/o Sterling Price Todd & Effie Emily (McClintock) Todd

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B. M. Todd

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for B. M. Todd, 82, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his residence, Rev. Carl Rohlfs will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, three grandchildren, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be A. D. Burleson, Stanley Gorman, Rufus Pevehouse, Albert Gorman, Harold Pitts, and George Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will include Roy Moore, Art Martin, and the Businessmen’s Bible Class of First Methodist Church.

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B. M. Todd

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for B. M. Todd. 82, of Corsicana who died Thursday at his residence. Rev. Carl Rohlfs will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, three grandchildren, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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B. M. Todd

Funeral services for B. M. Todd, 82, who died Thursday at his home here, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Carl Rohlfs officiated. Burlal was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hollis Venable, A. B. Burleson, Stanley Gorman, Rufus Pevehouse, Harold Pitts and George Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Moore and Art Martin and members of the Businessmen’s Bible Class of First Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, three grandchildren, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Susan Frances “Fannie” (Jones) Todd
Oct 9, 1858 - Dec 15, 1937

WAXAHACHIE WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Frances Todd, who died in Waxahachie Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Todd resided at Richland for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Brown, Waxahachie, with whom she resided; two sons, Ben F. Todd, Overton, and R. I. Todd, Kerens; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 16, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Jefferson Todd married Sep. 1, 1885 (died 1895 in Tennessee) d/o John Hinton Jones & Permelia Ann (McCutcheon) Jones

Ethel Marie (Laseter) Tolan
Jul 17, 1917 - Jun 20, 1957

Mrs. Tolan Dies Thursday Night

Mrs. Marie Tolan, 39, native of Foard county, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Salvation Army Citadel Saturday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Capt. R. E. Hall and Capt. Orville Salmon.

Surviving are a son, John Edward Tolan, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Vista Laseter, Corsicana; two brothers, Estes L. Lester, Fort Worth, and W. E. Laseter, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Herrin and Mrs. Mattie Johnston, both of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Watkins, Jake Davis, Arlie Williams, Otis Dunagan, Luke Johnston and Wm. C. Crowson.

Corley will direct.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Tolan

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Tolan, 39, native of Foard county, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Salvation Army citadel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Capt. R. E. Hall and Capt. Orville Salmon.

Surviving are a son John Edward Tolan, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Vista Laseter, Corsicana; two brothers, Estes L. Laseter, Fort Worth, and W. E. Laseter, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Herrin and Mrs. Mattie Johnston, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Watkins, Jake Davis, Arlie Williams, Otis Dunagan, Luke Johnston and Wm. C. Crowson.

Corley directed.

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Roy Toldan
Jun 18, 1905 - Aug 1, 1962

Roy Toldan Dies Suddenly

Roy Toldan, 1421 West Sixth Avenue, died of a heart attack suffered at his home during the noon hour Wednesday.

Toldan was stricken at 12:30 p.m. A Corley ambulance took him to Memorial Hospital, where he was dead on arrival.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time.

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Friday Rites For Roy Toldan

Funeral services for Roy Toldan, 57, carpenter, 1421 West Sixth avenue, are planned for Friday at 10 a.m. from Corsicana Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Wayne Mahoney, Longview Church of Christ minister.

Toldan was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. following a heart attack.

Native of Wortham, he had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, E. L. Toldan, Mesquite; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Wilder, Palestine; Mrs. E. H. Combs, Dallas; Ava Juan and Elaine Toldan, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Hudson, Dallas, and Mrs. Chester Lancaster, Fort Worth; four brothers, Sam and Joe Toldan both of Dallas; Will Toldan, Milford, and Raymond Toldan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a grandson and other relatives.

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Hold Services For Roy Toldan

Funeral services for Roy Toldan, 57, carpenter, 1421 West Sixth avenue, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wayne Mahoney, pastor of the Morgan Street Baptist Church of Longview.

Toldan was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon.

A native of Wortham, he had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, E. L. Toldan, Mesquite; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Wilder, Palestine; Mrs. E. H. Combs, Dallas; Ava Juan and Elaine Toldan, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Hudson, Dallas, and Mrs. Chester Lancaster, Fort Worth; four brothers, Sam and Joe Toldan both of Dallas; Will Toldan, Milford, and Raymond Toldan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bob Thompson, Ernest Steely, D. N. Poarch, Dick Copley, Olen Rich and Dick Everett.

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Sharon Lee (Reed) Toms
Feb 16, 1946 - Apr 9, 1976

Mrs. Toms

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Sharon Reed Toms, 30, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana, graduate of Corsicana High School, beautician at the Stough Beauty Salon, and a member of Evangel Temple.

Survivors include her husband, D. L. Toms of Corsicana; two daughters, Amanda Toms and Mesha Toms both of Corsicana; her mother Mrs. John Reed of Corsicana, a brother, John C. Reed of Corsicana.

Her father, John Reed preceded her in death in 1959.

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Clarisa Adeline (Carroll) Townley
May 18, 1872 - Feb 17, 1945

MRS. J. M. TOWNLEY DIED ON SATURDAY; FUNERAL ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Townley, 72, who died at her home, 711 South Fourteenth street, Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. O. Berryhill conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, Wallace Townley, Cameron; Martin Townley, Kerens; Ed Townley, Kerens; Jeff Townley, Corsicana; Lawrence Townley, Corsicana; Richard Townley, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Deahart, Houston; Mrs. Irene Williams, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Redden, Fort Worth; a brother, Jim Carroll, Thornton; 40 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. F. Buchanan, Franklin Buchanan, Gordon Bland, T. M. Honea, B. M. Morriss and G. W. Bland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 19, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William “Will” Carroll and Ada (unk) Carroll (1880 census Clarisa is living with grandparents William & Sallie Briscoe)

Richard Harrison Townley
Jul 17, 1903 - May 17, 1970

Townley Rites Set Tuesday

Richard Townley, 66, Rt. 1 Corsicana, died Sunday in the Twilight Home here. He had lived at the above address for the past 15 years. He was a retired employe of Bethlehem Steel Co.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin and Richard Townley of Canton and R. D. Townley of Wilmer; two daughters, Mrs. Clarcie Sikes of Corsicana and Mrs. Mattie Gallegos of Athens; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Lawrence Townley of Corsicana and Jeff Townley of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Willie DeHart of Houston, and the name of the second was not available this morning; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mary Olivia (Ratcliff) Rigsby-Towns
Dec 6, 1837 - Apr 4, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED WOMAN WERE HELD FRIDAY

MRS. MARY OLIVIA TOWNS DIED AT HOME DAUGHTER ON THURSDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Olivia Towns, aged 97 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Barnhart, 699 West Fourth avenue, Thursday night at 8 o’clock, following a fall several days ago when a hip was fractured, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Towns was born, Dec. 6, 1837, in Mississippi. Her maiden name was Ratcliff. The family moved from Mississippi to Texas in 1840. Mrs. Towns’ first husband was William Rigsby a Confederate veteran who died in Beaumont in 1881 . Mrs. Towns then moved to Bell county in 1884 and resided in Belton and the Salado community for many years and came to Navarro county 16 years ago when she was married to Capt. W. J. Towns a well-known Confederate veteran of the Powell community. Capt. Towns was taken ill at a Confederate veterans reunion in Virginia in 1920 and died a short time later.

During the past 15 years Mrs. Towns had made her home in Corsicana with her daughter, Mrs. Barnhart. She was a direct descendant of the Bruces of Scotland who were banished by the English government to Canada and later a large number of people left Canada for the American colonies in 1767, finally settling in Mississippi. Religious persecution caused the exoduses to Canada and finally to the colonies.

Surviving are her daughter, one son, A. J. Rigsby, Oklahoma City, a grandson, A. W. Rigsby, Oklahoma City, enforcement attorney in Oklahoma for the NRA, and a number of other relatives.

Mrs. Towns was the step-mother of John B. Towns of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - April 5, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Lewis Rigsby, Confederate veteran (died 1900 Jefferson Co., Tx.) 2nd husband Capt. William J. Towns, Confederate veteran d/o William Richard Ratcliff, Sr. and Abigail W. (Rice) Ratcliff buried in Beaumont, Tx.

Bettye/Emma (Brannan) Rogers-Townsend
May 2, 1894 - Apr. 8, 1971

Townsend Rites Are Pending

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettye Rogers Townsend, 76, of Purdon are pending at Corley’s Funeral Home.

Mrs. Townsend died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include one son, Guy C. Rogers of Anaco, Venezuela; one grandson, Guy Closi Rogers, Jr., of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Jerry Swift of Mertzon; six grandchildren; one brother, L. E. Brannan of Maybank; two sisters, Mrs. Tay Griffin of Purdon and Mrs. W. A. Sullivan of Houston.

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Townsend Rites

Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church for Mrs. Bettye Rogers Townsend, 76, Purdon. The Rev. Bruce McNair officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with Corley Funeral Home conducting.

Pallbearers were Earl Griffin, Jake Murka, Buck Adams, N. C. Kennemore, Keith Weaver and John Holloway.

Surviving are one son, two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

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Wilmot Andrew Townsend
Nov 1, 1874 - May 18, 1961

W. A. Townsend Dies Thursday

Wilmot A. Townsend, 86, native of Corsicana, 518 West Seventh avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning. He was the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. J. A. Townsend, pioneer Corsicana residents.

Townsend was connected with the First National Bank for many years prior to his retirement.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. C. H. Townsend, Watterboro, S. C.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending at McCammon Funeral Chapel.

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W. A. Townsend Services Held

Funeral services for Wilmot A. Townsend, 86, native of Corsicana, 518 West Seventh Avenue, were held Saturday at the McCammon Chapel at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Sam B. Husley, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

He was the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. J. A. Townsend, Corsicana pioneers and was connected with the First National Bank for many years prior to his retirement.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. C. H. Townsend, Walterboro, S. C., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Payne, Carl Mirus, J. N. Garitty, J. W. McCammon, Luther A. Johnson, Jr. and Paul Miller.

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James Young Trammell
Feb. 22, 1875 - Apr 7, 1948

J. Y. Trammel Rites Sunday

Funeral services for J.Y. Trammell, aged 71 years, who died Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the IOOF lot in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

No close relatives survive.

Prior to moving to Dallas a number of years ago, Trammell resided here.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF had charge of the graveside rites.

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Martha (Lawson) Trammell
Feb 12, 1854 - Feb 18, 1933

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Martha Trammell, aged 79 years, native of Georgia, bur resident of Corsicana for the past 33 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bates, 1574 West Fifth avenue, Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Bates home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, of which Mrs. Trammell was a member.

Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Bates.

Pallbearers will be Luther Larrison, Roy Coffey, M. J. McClure, George Stamps, King Elliott, J. R. Curington and J. M. Burson.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. TRAMMELL

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Trammell, aged 79 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for 33 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bates, Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were held from the Bates residence, 1574 West Fifth Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of which Mrs. Trammell was a member.

Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Bates.

Pallbearers were Luther Larrison, Roy Coffey, M. J. McClure, George Stamps, King Elliott, J. R. Curington, J. M. Burson and Arthur Caldwell.

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

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Nannie E. (Trammell) Bates
Aug 16, 1885 - Sep 27, 1950

Mrs. R. P. Bates Dies Wednesday At Family Home

Mrs. R. P. Bates, aged 65 years, died at the family residence, 1824 West Fifth avenue Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Everett, and two granddaughters, all of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers will be N. Suttle Roberts, H. T. Sparks, W. E. Slaughter, Edgar Metcalf, W. M. Davidson, C. O. (Cap) Curington and King Elliott.

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Mrs. R. P. Bates Funeral Services Held Thursday

Funeral rites for Mrs. R. P. Bates, 65, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the family home, 1824 West Fifth Avenue, early Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church of which Mrs. Bates was a member.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Everett, and two granddaughters, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, H. T. Sparks, W. E. Slaughter, Edgar Metcalf, W. M. Davidson, C. O. (Cap) Curington and King Elliott.

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John William Travis
Apr 10, 1900 - Jan 27, 1976

John W. Travis

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John W. Travis, 75, resident of Corsicana for 70 years, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday.

He was a 25-year employe of the Southern Pacific Railroad who retired six years ago and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

The Revs. Elvis Egge and Wesley Howard will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and two nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers and include Jerry Travis, Eddie Denbow, Larry Adams, Donnie Denbow, Billy Johnson, Raymond Gilbert, Billy Denbow, and Elward Paschall.

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Lila (Derrick) Jackson-Travis
Apr 2, 1878 - Jan 31, 1943

MRS. P. S. TRAVIS DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. P. S. Travis, age 63 years, died at her home here Sunday night. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Clyde Griffin will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Travis was a native of Mississippi.

Surviving are her husband P. S. Travis, Corsicana; a son, C. D. Jackson, Beverly Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Hardgrave, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. C. A. Robinson, Corsicana; a brother, Tom Derrick, Mountain View, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Lula Jones, Carrizo Springs; three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. P. Robinson, P. L. Matthews, Harvey Travis, W. J. Batchelor, L. F. Hardgrave and R. W. Myers.

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Lucy Marie (Loughry) Jones-Baker-Travis
Mar 9, 1886 - May 21, 1973

Mrs. Travis

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. P. S. Travis, 87, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Odessa, Neb., and retired beauty operator.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Remus Jones of Killeen and Joe C. Jones of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Robinson of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Petty of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Alberta Fortner of Corsicana; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 21, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Remus Lafayette Jones 2nd husband Philander Simpson Travis d/o William Allison Loughry and Marian Charlotte (Straight) Loughry

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Mrs. Travis

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. P. S. Travis, 87, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge No. 128. Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, a daughter, two sisters, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Earl Jones, Pete Hardgrave, Harold Hardgrave, Ricky Sheffield, Ray Mulligan, and Oscar Travis.

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Minnie Florence (Griffin) Travis
Sep 28, 1899 - May 3, 1959

(The first paragraph is torn off)

Died at the family home, 3425 Navarro Drive, Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 23o p.m. from the Northside Baptist church, of which she was a member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor, assisted by Rev. G. L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Chatfield, Mrs. Travis had spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Hubert Travis, Lake Charles, La., and Clarence Harvey Travis, San Antonio; three daughters, Miss Minnie Travis, Dallas; Mrs. Nona Faye Beamon and Mrs. Betty Jo Wendt, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, three brothers, Joe Griffin, Dallas; Walter Griffin, Stanton, and Buck Griffin, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Bruner, Houston; Mrs. Jack Cotton, Denver City; Mrs. Tommy Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Al Thomas, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earnest Farmer, O. G. O’Daniel, Don Farmer, Archie Williams, Henry Ray Nicholson, Fletcher Moore, Clyde Marr, and Ade Beamon.

Griffin directed.

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Henry Ernest Traylor, Judge
Apr 10, 1862 - Dec 9, 1944

H. E. TRAYLOR DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; RITES ON SUNDAY

H. E. Traylor, aged 82, years, long-time Navarro county resident, attorney and official, died in the P. and S. Hospital at 1 o’clock Saturday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. i. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, will have charge at the grave.

Judge Traylor was Navarro county judge from 1916 to 1920 and was prominent in political and fraternal circles for many years. He was a member of all branches of the IOOF and served as secretary of the local lodge for a number of years.

Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. H. R. Smalley and Mrs. Allyn Gordon, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. W. J. Ford, Omaha; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul Moore, John C. Hughes, L. F. Flynn, C. C. Sands, A. G. Elliott and Sanford Bingham.

NOTICE, IOOF.
All Brothers expected to be at IOOF Hall Sunday at 1:30 p.m., to attend funeral of Brother H. E. Traylor.

JOE REHDERS, Noble Grand,
L. F. Flynn, Secretary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR JUDGE H. E. TRAYLOR

Funeral services for Judge H. E. Traylor, 82, who died here early Saturday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery. Odd Fellows had charge of the services at the grave.

Judge Traylor had been a resident of Navarro county many years and served as county judge from 1916 to 1920.

Surviving are two cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Moore, L. F. Flynn, A. G. Elliott, J. I. Ellett, Joe Rehders and W. A. McPherson, Fort Worth.

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Abbie E. (Elrod) Trimble
Nov 2, 1865 - Aug 16, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. TRIMBLE

Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie Trimble, age 63 who died late Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Max Avenue Methodist church and the services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Trimble is survived by her husband, W. K. Trimble, Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, W. D. And E. F. Trimble, Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. L. W. Harris, Holdenville, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. B. V. Morris, Mrs. A. E. Repon, Mrs. J. Green, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Ike Walker, Kerens.

Her two sons, E. E. and W. D. Trimble, three nephews, Doyle Harris, Don Green, Dez Green and a grandson, Charlie Driver, were pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. ABBIE TRIMBLE

Mrs. Abbie Trimble, age 63 years, died late Wednesday afternoon and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, W. B. Trimble, Little Rock, Ark.; E. E. Trimble, Little Rock, Ark.; and a daughter, Ms. Myrtle Harris, Holdenville, Okla.

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Della (Windham) Trimble
Dec 12, 1870 - Nov 15, 1965

Mrs. Trimble Dies Suddenly; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Della Trimble, 94, long time Corsicana resident, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home, 725 South Fifteenth street. She was a native of Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, assistant pastor of the Highland Park Methodist church in Dallas.

Surviving are a son Joel C. Trimble, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Buschhaus, Dallas; two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bell White, Jr.; Frank Haver, John Garner, Elwin Garner, Frank Garner, and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Hold Services Mrs. Trimble

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Trimble, 94, long-time Corsicana resident, who died suddenly at her home, 725 South Fifteenth street Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, assistant pastor of the Highland Park Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Trimble was a native of Alabama, but came to Corsicana early in life.

Surviving are a son, Joel C. Trimble, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Buschhaus, Dallas; two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bell White, Jr.; Frank Haver, John Garner, Elwin Garner, Frank Garner, and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Sarah "Sallie" Jones (Key) Trimble
Mar 26, 1840 - May 25, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. Sallie J. Trimble, aged 90 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for 28 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Kennedy, 916 West Seventeenth avenue, Sunday morning at 6:30 o’clock, and the funeral services were held from the Methodist Protestant church Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, Methodist Protestant minister, assisted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the local church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kennedy, Corsicana, and Mrs., Natalie Hamilton, Gracemont, Okla.; and W. K. Trimble, Little Rock Ark.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, One granddaughter, Mrs. LeRoy McAfee, resides in Corsicana.

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

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Frederick Columbia “Fred” Trower
Jun 30, 1893 - Jan 27, 1948

Funeral Rites For Fred C. Trower To Be Held Friday

Funeral services for Fred C. Trower, 54, manager of the Three States Telephone Company here, fatally hurt in a car crash about midnight Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. He had resided in Corsicana 11 years.

The lifeless body of Trower was discovered by Dallas county deputy sheriffs about 3 a.m. Wednesday when a resident on Ledbetter Drive, near Dallas, noticed lights burning in a car near her home.

Officers said Trower’s body apparently was thrown from the car and then the machine turned over several more times.

Surviving are his wife, 1818 Elmwood, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. O. C. Bailey, Jr., Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Palmer, Manford, Okla., and Miss Lena Trower, Kansas City, Mo.

Pallbearers will be F. W. Smith, Herb Jacobs, Claiborn Simpson, Jim Reily, Carl Calloway, Kirby Wilson, Al Sloan, Art Prebbie, Dan Hunsucker, Dr. D. W. Humphrey, Oscar Burton and Seabon Lipsey.

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F. C. Trower Rites Are Held Friday; Killed In Auto

Funeral services for Fred C. Trower, 54, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Ledbetter Drive, Dallas, early Wednesday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Manager of the Three States Telephone Company here and Corsicana resident for 11 years, Trowers’ car turned over several times, rolling over him. His body was discovered at 3 a.m. Wednesday by officers after a woman had reported a car near her home with the lights burning. He was found about three hours after the accident, it is believed, since a wrist watch he was wearing was stopped at midnight.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. O. C. Bailey, Jr., Fort Worth; a grandson, Bobbie Bailey, Fort Worth, and two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Palmer, Manford, Okla., and Miss Lena Trower, Kansas City, Mo.

Pallbearers were F. W. Smith, Herb Jacobs, Clairborn Simpson, Jim Reily, Carl Calloway, Kirby Wilson, Al Sloan, Art Prebble, Don Hunsucker, Dr. D. W. Humphrey, Oscar Burton and Seabon Lipsey.

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Beulah Edna (Floyd) Tubbs
Dec 28, 1885 - May 7, 1948

MRS. W. L. TUBBS RITES ARE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Tubbs, 62, who died in a Dallas hospital Friday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 18 years ago, Mrs. Tubbs resided in Tyler.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Holsey, Corsicana; a son, Walter Tubbs, Galveston; four brothers, L. P. Floyd, Denton; H. H. Floyd, Alabama; W. W. Floyd, Lafayette, Ind., and J. A. Floyd, Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs., T. J. Kelly and Mrs. Gomer Dozier, both of Gainesville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. W. Smith, Fred Prince, C. A. Middleton, John C. Calhoun, Dave Walker, Seton Holsey, W. P. McCammon, and Lt. Ted Young.

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Edward Mitchell Tubbs, Sr.
Mar 18, 1920 - Jul 23, 1965

Edward Tubbs Expires Friday Rites Sunday

Edward M. Tubbs, 45, printer-pressman, Blackford Printing Co., 1817 West Fifth avenue, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon Friday following an extended illness. He had been in the VA hospital two weeks. He was a native of Winters, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Potts, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Eddie Tubbs, Jr. and Tommy Tubbs, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. H. T. McDonald, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Doyle Kennemore, Iraan; four brothers, I. A. Tubbs, Ballinger; Marcus Tubbs, Mineral Wells; Homer Tubbs, Wilmeth, and Marvin Tubbs, California, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Rites Edward Tubbs

Funeral services for Edward M. Tubbs, 45, of 1817 West Fifth avenue, who died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon Friday, will be held from the chapel of the First Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church of which he was a member.

Native of Winters, Texas, Tubbs was a pressman-printer of the Blackford Printing Company. He was a veteran of World War 11 and was a past commander of Navarro County Memorial Post No. 3366, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Eddie Tubbs, Jr. and Tommy Tubbs, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. H. T. McDonald, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Doyle Kennemore, Iraan; four brothers, I. A. Tubbs, Ballinger; Marcus Tubbs, Mineral Wells; Homer Tubbs, Wilmeth, and Marvin Tubbs, California and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sims, Tommy Burkholder, Curtis Blackmon, Aubry Smith, Buck Johnson, Don Gideon, Wade Blackford and Kenneth Douglas.

Corley will direct.

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Walter Ray Tubbs
May 8, 1916 - Nov 21, 1965

Walter R. Tubbs Dies At Home; Rites Tuesday

Walter R. Tubbs, 49, native of Palestine, Longview attorney, died at his home in Longview Sunday. He had resided at Longview since 1950.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Rader Funeral Chapel in Longview with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. Carroll Chadwick, Baptist minister, Center, and Rev. George Dickinson, Baptist minister, Longview.

Tubbs saw five years service with the U. S. Coast Guard during World War 11 and received his law degree from Baylor University, Waco. He was a claims attorney with the Leach Claims concern in Longview.

Surviving are his wife of Longview, two sons, Bill Buckner, Longview, and Ed Buckner, Mobile, Ala; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Holsey, Center, and two grandchildren.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Hold Services Walter R. Tubbs

Funeral services for Walter R. Tubbs, 49, native of Palestine, Longview attorney, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday.

Rites were held at 1 p.m. at the Rader Chapel in Longview and graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 4:30 p.m.

Conducting the services are Dr. J. Carroll Chadwick, Baptist Minister of Center, and Rev. George Dickinson, Longview Baptist minister.

A World War II veteran of five years in the Coast Guard, Tubbs was a law graduate of Baylor University and was connected with a claims concern in Longview.

Surviving are his wife of Longview, two sons, Bill Buckner, Longview, and Ed Buckner, Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Holsey, Center, and two grandchildren.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Walter Louis Tubbs, Rev.
Jul 10, 1874 - Oct 26, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR REV. W. L. TUBBS

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist Church for Rev. W. L. Tubbs, 68, retired Baptist minister at Cayuga, who died Monday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. H. Maples, pastor First Baptist church, Athens, and Rev. J. I. Cartlige.

Rev. Mr. Tubbs had been in the ministry 40 years and has served as missionary and pastor. For several years he was a resident of Corsicana and at that time served as county missionary.

Surviving are his wife, Cayuga; a son, Walter R. Tubbs, U. S. Coast Guard Reserves, New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Holsey, Homer, La.; two brothers George W. Tubbs, Floydada; C. A. Tubbs, Little Elm; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Burch, Reserve, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John c. Calhoun, Will Taylor, C. A. Middleton, Robert Earl Montfort, Dr. Harry Ezell, Dan Royall and Oscar Phillips of Malakoff, and Fred Wyse, Cayuga.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the family and Baptist ministers.

Sutherland-McCammon directed arrangements.

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Charles F. Walker
Jun 16, 1901-May 9, 1923

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR VICTIMS OIL FIRE

BURIAL WAS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY—SERVICES ATTENDED BY MANY

Funeral services for the last six victims of the Hughes-McKie oil well fire were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in a specially provided lot. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services.

One of the largest crowds assembled on any similar occasion in Corsicana was in attendance to pay last tribute to those who tragically laid down their lives.

The church auditorium was filled to capacity long before the hour for the services. The hearse paused near the church and the pallbearers tenderly lifted the casket containing the remains of the six men, and bore it heavily laden with flowers to the church altar.

Members of the bereaved families with faces drawn in sadness and hearts breaking from grief seated near the church altar presented a pathetic moment. The altar literally inlaid with many beautiful floral offerings told in their sweetness of the numerous expressions of sympathy.

Music was rendered by the church choir. Rev. Vincent read from the New Testament. He spoke briefly of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. He offered prayers for the living paying a beautiful tribute to the dead.

Rev. Monk spoke a few words of condolence to the bereaved and lifted his voice in prayer.

Men, women and children throughout the congregation sobbed tears in the tenseness of the moment. Rev. Monk declared he hope to see Corsicana take charge of the mound where the men were buried, and set aside the day for an appropriate memorial service to be held in memory of the men who died in the disaster each year.

Another song was sung and another prayer was said, and the casket was borne to the cemetery, where the services were concluded.

Pallbearers were Hon. Luther Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, J. L. Halbert, John C. Calhoun, W. H. Hastings, R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson and R. J. Graves.

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HUGHES-MCKIE WELL STILL BURNING—FOURTEEN KNOWN DEAD

THOUSANDS VISITED LOCATION OF GURNING WELL—CROWDS THRONGED THROUGH MORGUE VIEWING BODIES

Like an active volcano in eruption, belching forth terrific flames of burning fire constantly fed by the constant flow of oil and gas, the Hughes-McKie well in holocaust which has cost at least 14 men their lives, continues to gush forth its awful blaze at 3 o’clock today.

For twenty-four solid hours flames ranging from 30 feet to 150 feet have leaped high in the air in its spectacular capers. Red streaks of flame ascend as from a mighty nozzle, and disappear in the form of huge black clouds of smoke, which drift with the wind in a surging blast.

The wind switched from the southward during the night and the mighty smokestack releases its flow in the direction of Powell, leaving darkened elements in its wake.

Thousands hurried frantically to the fields during last night to witness the spectacular fire-works.

The well being situated on the east bank of the creek is surrounded by tall timber. A rough one-way traffic road forming a winding snake trail for two miles is the only means of vehicle access to the scene. The roads were choked with vehicle traffic within a short time after the fire started. This kept up all night.

The well has been fenced off and traffic barred on the narrow road to give the men full right of way in getting boilers to the location.

Every company owning equipment in the Powell fields has tendered the use of all available boilers and other equipment to extinguish the flame.

Men are working like Trojans to get the equipment in place. It will be necessary to use fire foam and steam from a dozen boilers.

The burned bodies of at least six men remain in the fire zone according to DeWitt Watkins, who is working at the well today. He stated to a reporter of the Sun this morning that five bodies could be seen near the well, and there was another one missing. He also stated he believed that one or two spectators perished.

Jim Ball foreman in charge of the work believes the final death toll will reach 18.

Mr. Hughes accompanied by J. S. Banks, his attorney, are at the well this afternoon checking up on the number of dead and missing.

Hundreds of spectators thronged in and out and lingered about the Sutherland Undertaking establishment all day Thursday eager to catch a glimpse of the charred bodies of a number of the working crew which perished in the big blaze Wednesday afternoon when the Hughes-McKie No. 1 well ignited.

Five of the bodies, charred and disfigured by the flames almost beyond recognition, were brought to the morgue early last night. They have been identified as follows:

W.A. PHILLIPS, Kerens.
W. A. HICKS, Wortham.
JACK COOPER, Corsicana.
FRED CRAIG, Roane.
L. P. SHEEK, Dallas.

The bodies of Travis Owen and Emmett Bird, both of Kerens, were brought from the Physicians and Surgeons hospital later in the night, Owen died at 7 o’clock and Bird died at 11:05 o’clock. These two men were dragged from the fire zone and hurried to Corsicana. Each lived only a few hours.

C. B. Keever, J. E. Keever, J. R. Ferris and Jesse Blair from the Keever Undertaking company at Ennis arrived early last night to assist in preparing the bodies for burial.

The bodies of S. P. Allen, field foreman; E. C. Cooper, driller; James Phillips, L. C. Coop, M. O. Turner, have not been recovered. Max Meisner and Charlie Walker are believed to have perished. The charred remains of four can be seen near the well. They cannot be recovered on account of the intensity of the heat.

Funerals This Afternoon.
Funerals for four of the victims of yesterday’s terrible oil field holocaust took place this afternoon. The bodies of W. A. (Ban) Phillips and Travis Owen were taken to Rural Shade were both were raised; Emmett Byrd was interred in Eureka, his former home, and Fred Craig was laid to rest at Chatfield, which was his childhood home.

The ladies of Corsicana and the Chamber of Commerce covered each of the caskets with magnificent flowers.

The remains of L. C. Sheek were sent to Dallas this afternoon and the body of W. A. Hicks will be sent to Wortham tomorrow.

The roustabout crew of 20 men working in the vicinity of the well escaped. Several teamsters and tank men were passing in and about the premises and rushed to the aid of the burning men, but the blaze had swept the bottom before they could be reached.

A negro teamster succeeded in loosening his team from the material wagon and escaped with them. The wagon and its contents were consumed.

Tragic Spectacle.
The scene about the well presented a sad and tragic spectacle when the monstrous explosion came. Both the day and the night crew consisting of twelve men had just started work a short while before. Several bystanders near the well escaped with their lives by running. It is believed that more dead bodies are in the burned area in addition to the known dead.

Men ran in every direction in a frenzy and fell when overcome.

Jimmy Meeks, oil field scout for the Humble Oil & Refining Company; E. W. Quinlin, scout for the Simms Oil Company; Ellis Hammel, drilling contractor; and DeWitt Watkins, members of the roustabout crew, did heroic work in attempting to save the men from their awful death.

Heroic Rescue Work.
Bravely defying all danger at the risk of their own lives rushed headlong to the burning prostrate forms of the groaning men in death agonies in answer to their piteous cries for help and succeeded in bringing them out. The men breathed their last as they were being carried out of the gas, smoke and fire.

Jim Ball escaped with B. B. Simmonds, N. M. Dunman and Dick Pyle. As they made their exit from the timber, Ball turned back to assist Owen. He succeeded in getting him into the open but too late to save his life. Charlie Lewis of Corsicana ran to the assistance of Bird.

Piteous cries for water went up from the two dying men as the ambulance brought them to the hospital.

Meeks, Quinlan, Hammel and Watkins returned towards the well for the other perishing men, but were unable to reach them. Their bodies had been practically reduced to ashes in the blaze which had gained headway. Waste oil in the bottom covering almost an acre upon which large trees saturated with oil had become enveloped in the frenzied inferno.

Quinlan is a world war hero. A native of New York State, he served in the French Army during the early days of the war. Later he served with the Canadian forces.

Quinlan is the possessor of several war medals. He was awarded the Medalto Militaire; the Croix Guerre, and while in the British he service he was the first American to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He received several hard jolts in the war, in the rescue work Wednesday the fumes and smoke temporarily almost overcame him.

Phone Girls Busy.
Shortly after three o’clock a man called the Johnson Drug Store from the Commercial Hotel and communicated the first news that reached Corsicana of the terrible disaster. The caller at the same time told Miss Valsey Hubbard, the operator, that he wanted every doctor available to go to the scene of the McKie well. The call was immediately referred to the chief operator. She rang the Corsicana Surgical and Medical clinic and asked that the doctors be sent. The hospital and every drug store in town were called to assist in every possible way. The undertaking parlors soon dispatched ambulances toward the fire. Emergency telephone calls from Powell, Kerens and Corsicana came pouring into the central office running as high as 2,400 calls per hour.

Frantic calls from various individuals were made in effort to locate the families of the dead and injured men.

Public memorial services will be held at the gospel tent at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., will withhold his regular revival services until after the memorial ceremonies.

The Chamber of Commerce today sent floral offerings to the families of the deceased. A suitable medal will be provided for the family of each man by the commercial organization in commemoration of their brave efforts towards the development of the oil resources of the county.

Among the members of the roustabout crew escaping are L. W. Wilkitz, E. W. Arnett, Whyne Short, J. W. Crosby, Jas. A. McDaniels, J. A. Story, Jim Ball, Ned Dumas, and Johnnie Kennon. The names of the other men have not been learned.

These men had been gathered up from various leases in the Mexia district and brought to assist in taking care of the well. The working record and the names of the men were in Mr. Allen’s pocket, and none of the surviving members are able to give the names of all the men.

Superintendent Walker of the city schools of Henrietta, and wife, father and mother of Mrs. S. P. Allen, and father of Charlie Walker, arrived in Corsicana early today.

Station Agent Wyatt and daughters of Plano, friends of the Walker family are also here.

Mr. Allen’s mother, and Miss Walker of Denton are also here. Miss Walker is a teacher in the Denton College of Industrial Arts. She is a sister of Mrs. Allen.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN OIL FIRE

Memorial services in honor of the oil field workers who lost their lived in the big blaze at the Hughes-McKie well Wednesday will be held at the gospel tent, Eleventh street and Seventh avenue at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening.

The ceremonies will be conducted under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor J. S. Eubank and members of the city administration, presidents of the Rotary, Lions, Civic, Advertising clubs, the Retail Merchants’ Association will occupy a place on the rostrum.

Every minister in town will take part in the program.

The ministers will conduct a prayer service. Hugh L. Hiett will sing.

Hon. Luther A. Johnson will make the address of condolence. Other speakers will take part.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR REMAINING OIL FIRE VICTIMS

MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN BIG OIL FIELD FIRE WILL BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for S. P. Allen, Charles Walker, Jim Phillips, C. M. Cooper, E. C. Cooper and L. C. Cook, fire victims of the burning Hughes-McKie oil well, will be held at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, according to announcement made today by W. S. Banks, attorney for the J. K. Hughes Development Company.

Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the church assisted by Rev. C. G. Vineer, pastor of the Church of Christ, will conduct the services.

The remains of the six bodies will be interred in one casket in a specially provided lot in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, R. J. Jackson, Sam J. Jackson, John C. Calhoun, R. J. Graves, J. L. Halbert and W. H. Hastings.

The smouldering remains of the six men were recovered from the fire area of the ill-fated Hughes-McKie well several days after it caught fire May 9. They have been held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the possible recovery of another body believed to have been undiscovered in the debris.

Seven of the perish crew were recovered from the fire shortly after the blaze started. Each were positively identified, and have been buried.

Mr. Banks stated today that the six remaining bodies had been sufficiently identified as to justify giving out the name of each. He stated the official casualty list of the J. K. Hughes Development company places the number of known dead and accounted for at 13. The list is as follows:

S. P. Allen, L. C. Cook, M. O. Turner, Charles Walker, Travis Owens, W. M. (Ban) Phillips, Jim Phillips, L. P. Sheek, W. A. Hicks, C. M. (Jack) Cooper, E. C. Cooper, Emmett G. Byrd, and Fred E. Craig.

One report carried the name of Max Meisner as among the dead and missing. Mr. Banks stated today that communication had been established with Mr. Meisner, and the Hughes company is certain he escaped injury. The company had the fire area thoroughly scorched by men clad in asbestos clothing, and no other body was found. Mr. Banks stated the company feels certain that the bodies of all men who perished in the fire has been found.

The J. K. Hughes Development Company has planned to erect a suitable monument over the grave of the six men to be buried in Oakwood cemetery in remembrance of the total number of its employees losing their lives in the big fire.

A change of plans for extinguishing the fire at the burning well late yesterday appears to have been extended the time before the blaze is stopped. W. H. McClintock has assembled a rig of his own making and patent, which he is confident will put out the fire when brought into play, but so far the apparatus has not been applied. Work was suspended at the well at 5 o’clock Friday, and nothing was done during the night. A different apparatus containing a T-joint and valve gear model has been completed, and efforts are being directed towards apply it before the McClintock machine is used.

Rain last night rendered the creek bottoms and the roads leading to the field in a very muddy condition. Transportation out from town was slow early today, which operated to cause some delay in getting work under way Saturday morning.

Although the roads were very slippery, teams and heavy trucks were on the road with tons of materials for the various new locations for drillings.

A meeting of the stockholders of the Cor-Tex Deep Well Company was held at the well just south of town at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Plans for resuming operations at the test were thoroughly gone over. Several interested individuals attended the meeting and reports are that much enthusiasm is evidenced over the proposed new operations there.

The test south of Blooming Grove to be put down by Dr. Stubbs and Dunbar spudded in at 4 o’clock. Several went out from Corsicana to see the bit take its first plunge into the surface. A local photographer was present to take a view of the rig and the crowds assembled to see the new test stared.

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James E. “Jim” Phillips
July 17, 1890 - May 1923

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR VICTIMS OIL FIRE

BURIAL WAS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY—SERVICES ATTENDED BY MANY

Funeral services for the last six victims of the Hughes-McKie oil well fire were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in a specially provided lot. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services.

One of the largest crowds assembled on any similar occasion in Corsicana was in attendance to pay last tribute to those who tragically laid down their lives.

The church auditorium was filled to capacity long before the hour for the services. The hearse paused near the church and the pallbearers tenderly lifted the casket containing the remains of the six men, and bore it heavily laden with flowers to the church altar.

Members of the bereaved families with faces drawn in sadness and hearts breaking from grief seated near the church altar presented a pathetic moment. The altar literally inlaid with many beautiful floral offerings told in their sweetness of the numerous expressions of sympathy.

Music was rendered by the church choir. Rev. Vincent read from the New Testament. He spoke briefly of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. He offered prayers for the living paying a beautiful tribute to the dead.

Rev. Monk spoke a few words of condolence to the bereaved and lifted his voice in prayer.

Men, women and children throughout the congregation sobbed tears in the tenseness of the moment. Rev. Monk declared he hope to see Corsicana take charge of the mound where the men were buried, and set aside the day for an appropriate memorial service to be held in memory of the men who died in the disaster each year.

Another song was sung and another prayer was said, and the casket was borne to the cemetery, where the services were concluded.

Pallbearers were Hon. Luther Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, J. L. Halbert, John C. Calhoun, W. H. Hastings, R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson and R. J. Graves.

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HUGHES-MCKIE WELL STILL BURNING—FOURTEEN KNOWN DEAD

THOUSANDS VISITED LOCATION OF GURNING WELL—CROWDS THRONGED THROUGH MORGUE VIEWING BODIES

Like an active volcano in eruption, belching forth terrific flames of burning fire constantly fed by the constant flow of oil and gas, the Hughes-McKie well in holocaust which has cost at least 14 men their lives, continues to gush forth its awful blaze at 3 o’clock today.

For twenty-four solid hours flames ranging from 30 feet to 150 feet have leaped high in the air in its spectacular capers. Red streaks of flame ascend as from a mighty nozzle, and disappear in the form of huge black clouds of smoke, which drift with the wind in a surging blast.

The wind switched from the southward during the night and the mighty smokestack releases its flow in the direction of Powell, leaving darkened elements in its wake.

Thousands hurried frantically to the fields during last night to witness the spectacular fire-works.

The well being situated on the east bank of the creek is surrounded by tall timber. A rough one-way traffic road forming a winding snake trail for two miles is the only means of vehicle access to the scene. The roads were choked with vehicle traffic within a short time after the fire started. This kept up all night.

The well has been fenced off and traffic barred on the narrow road to give the men full right of way in getting boilers to the location.

Every company owning equipment in the Powell fields has tendered the use of all available boilers and other equipment to extinguish the flame.

Men are working like Trojans to get the equipment in place. It will be necessary to use fire foam and steam from a dozen boilers.

The burned bodies of at least six men remain in the fire zone according to DeWitt Watkins, who is working at the well today. He stated to a reporter of the Sun this morning that five bodies could be seen near the well, and there was another one missing. He also stated he believed that one or two spectators perished.

Jim Ball foreman in charge of the work believes the final death toll will reach 18.

Mr. Hughes accompanied by J. S. Banks, his attorney, are at the well this afternoon checking up on the number of dead and missing.

Hundreds of spectators thronged in and out and lingered about the Sutherland Undertaking establishment all day Thursday eager to catch a glimpse of the charred bodies of a number of the working crew which perished in the big blaze Wednesday afternoon when the Hughes-McKie No. 1 well ignited.

Five of the bodies, charred and disfigured by the flames almost beyond recognition, were brought to the morgue early last night. They have been identified as follows:

W.A. PHILLIPS, Kerens.
W. A. HICKS, Wortham.
JACK COOPER, Corsicana.
FRED CRAIG, Roane.
L. P. SHEEK, Dallas.

The bodies of Travis Owen and Emmett Bird, both of Kerens, were brought from the Physicians and Surgeons hospital later in the night, Owen died at 7 o’clock and Bird died at 11:05 o’clock. These two men were dragged from the fire zone and hurried to Corsicana. Each lived only a few hours.

C. B. Keever, J. E. Keever, J. R. Ferris and Jesse Blair from the Keever Undertaking company at Ennis arrived early last night to assist in preparing the bodies for burial.

The bodies of S. P. Allen, field foreman; E. C. Cooper, driller; James Phillips, L. C. Coop, M. O. Turner, have not been recovered. Max Meisner and Charlie Walker are believed to have perished. The charred remains of four can be seen near the well. They cannot be recovered on account of the intensity of the heat.

Funerals This Afternoon.
Funerals for four of the victims of yesterday’s terrible oil field holocaust took place this afternoon. The bodies of W. A. (Ban) Phillips and Travis Owen were taken to Rural Shade were both were raised; Emmett Byrd was interred in Eureka, his former home, and Fred Craig was laid to rest at Chatfield, which was his childhood home.

The ladies of Corsicana and the Chamber of Commerce covered each of the caskets with magnificent flowers.

The remains of L. C. Sheek were sent to Dallas this afternoon and the body of W. A. Hicks will be sent to Wortham tomorrow.

The roustabout crew of 20 men working in the vicinity of the well escaped. Several teamsters and tank men were passing in and about the premises and rushed to the aid of the burning men, but the blaze had swept the bottom before they could be reached.

A negro teamster succeeded in loosening his team from the material wagon and escaped with them. The wagon and its contents were consumed.

Tragic Spectacle.
The scene about the well presented a sad and tragic spectacle when the monstrous explosion came. Both the day and the night crew consisting of twelve men had just started work a short while before. Several bystanders near the well escaped with their lives by running. It is believed that more dead bodies are in the burned area in addition to the known dead.

Men ran in every direction in a frenzy and fell when overcome.

Jimmy Meeks, oil field scout for the Humble Oil & Refining Company; E. W. Quinlin, scout for the Simms Oil Company; Ellis Hammel, drilling contractor; and DeWitt Watkins, members of the roustabout crew, did heroic work in attempting to save the men from their awful death.

Heroic Rescue Work.
Bravely defying all danger at the risk of their own lives rushed headlong to the burning prostrate forms of the groaning men in death agonies in answer to their piteous cries for help and succeeded in bringing them out. The men breathed their last as they were being carried out of the gas, smoke and fire.

Jim Ball escaped with B. B. Simmonds, N. M. Dunman and Dick Pyle. As they made their exit from the timber, Ball turned back to assist Owen. He succeeded in getting him into the open but too late to save his life. Charlie Lewis of Corsicana ran to the assistance of Bird.

Piteous cries for water went up from the two dying men as the ambulance brought them to the hospital.

Meeks, Quinlan, Hammel and Watkins returned towards the well for the other perishing men, but were unable to reach them. Their bodies had been practically reduced to ashes in the blaze which had gained headway. Waste oil in the bottom covering almost an acre upon which large trees saturated with oil had become enveloped in the frenzied inferno.

Quinlan is a world war hero. A native of New York State, he served in the French Army during the early days of the war. Later he served with the Canadian forces.

Quinlan is the possessor of several war medals. He was awarded the Medalto Militaire; the Croix Guerre, and while in the British he service he was the first American to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He received several hard jolts in the war, in the rescue work Wednesday the fumes and smoke temporarily almost overcame him.

Phone Girls Busy.
Shortly after three o’clock a man called the Johnson Drug Store from the Commercial Hotel and communicated the first news that reached Corsicana of the terrible disaster. The caller at the same time told Miss Valsey Hubbard, the operator, that he wanted every doctor available to go to the scene of the McKie well. The call was immediately referred to the chief operator. She rang the Corsicana Surgical and Medical clinic and asked that the doctors be sent. The hospital and every drug store in town were called to assist in every possible way. The undertaking parlors soon dispatched ambulances toward the fire. Emergency telephone calls from Powell, Kerens and Corsicana came pouring into the central office running as high as 2,400 calls per hour.

Frantic calls from various individuals were made in effort to locate the families of the dead and injured men.

Public memorial services will be held at the gospel tent at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., will withhold his regular revival services until after the memorial ceremonies.

The Chamber of Commerce today sent floral offerings to the families of the deceased. A suitable medal will be provided for the family of each man by the commercial organization in commemoration of their brave efforts towards the development of the oil resources of the county.

Among the members of the roustabout crew escaping are L. W. Wilkitz, E. W. Arnett, Whyne Short, J. W. Crosby, Jas. A. McDaniels, J. A. Story, Jim Ball, Ned Dumas, and Johnnie Kennon. The names of the other men have not been learned.

These men had been gathered up from various leases in the Mexia district and brought to assist in taking care of the well. The working record and the names of the men were in Mr. Allen’s pocket, and none of the surviving members are able to give the names of all the men.

Superintendent Walker of the city schools of Henrietta, and wife, father and mother of Mrs. S. P. Allen, and father of Charlie Walker, arrived in Corsicana early today.

Station Agent Wyatt and daughters of Plano, friends of the Walker family are also here.

Mr. Allen’s mother, and Miss Walker of Denton are also here. Miss Walker is a teacher in the Denton College of Industrial Arts. She is a sister of Mrs. Allen.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN OIL FIRE

Memorial services in honor of the oil field workers who lost their lived in the big blaze at the Hughes-McKie well Wednesday will be held at the gospel tent, Eleventh street and Seventh avenue at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening.

The ceremonies will be conducted under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor J. S. Eubank and members of the city administration, presidents of the Rotary, Lions, Civic, Advertising clubs, the Retail Merchants’ Association will occupy a place on the rostrum.

Every minister in town will take part in the program.

The ministers will conduct a prayer service. Hugh L. Hiett will sing.

Hon. Luther A. Johnson will make the address of condolence. Other speakers will take part.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR REMAINING OIL FIRE VICTIMS

MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN BIG OIL FIELD FIRE WILL BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for S. P. Allen, Charles Walker, Jim Phillips, C. M. Cooper, E. C. Cooper and L. C. Cook, fire victims of the burning Hughes-McKie oil well, will be held at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, according to announcement made today by W. S. Banks, attorney for the J. K. Hughes Development Company.

Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the church assisted by Rev. C. G. Vineer, pastor of the Church of Christ, will conduct the services.

The remains of the six bodies will be interred in one casket in a specially provided lot in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, R. J. Jackson, Sam J. Jackson, John C. Calhoun, R. J. Graves, J. L. Halbert and W. H. Hastings.

The smouldering remains of the six men were recovered from the fire area of the ill-fated Hughes-McKie well several days after it caught fire May 9. They have been held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the possible recovery of another body believed to have been undiscovered in the debris.

Seven of the perish crew were recovered from the fire shortly after the blaze started. Each were positively identified, and have been buried.

Mr. Banks stated today that the six remaining bodies had been sufficiently identified as to justify giving out the name of each. He stated the official casualty list of the J. K. Hughes Development company places the number of known dead and accounted for at 13. The list is as follows:

S. P. Allen, L. C. Cook, M. O. Turner, Charles Walker, Travis Owens, W. M. (Ban) Phillips, Jim Phillips, L. P. Sheek, W. A. Hicks, C. M. (Jack) Cooper, E. C. Cooper, Emmett G. Byrd, and Fred E. Craig.

One report carried the name of Max Meisner as among the dead and missing. Mr. Banks stated today that communication had been established with Mr. Meisner, and the Hughes company is certain he escaped injury. The company had the fire area thoroughly scorched by men clad in asbestos clothing, and no other body was found. Mr. Banks stated the company feels certain that the bodies of all men who perished in the fire has been found.

The J. K. Hughes Development Company has planned to erect a suitable monument over the grave of the six men to be buried in Oakwood cemetery in remembrance of the total number of its employees losing their lives in the big fire.

A change of plans for extinguishing the fire at the burning well late yesterday appears to have been extended the time before the blaze is stopped. W. H. McClintock has assembled a rig of his own making and patent, which he is confident will put out the fire when brought into play, but so far the apparatus has not been applied. Work was suspended at the well at 5 o’clock Friday, and nothing was done during the night. A different apparatus containing a T-joint and valve gear model has been completed, and efforts are being directed towards apply it before the McClintock machine is used.

Rain last night rendered the creek bottoms and the roads leading to the field in a very muddy condition. Transportation out from town was slow early today, which operated to cause some delay in getting work under way Saturday morning.

Although the roads were very slippery, teams and heavy trucks were on the road with tons of materials for the various new locations for drillings.

A meeting of the stockholders of the Cor-Tex Deep Well Company was held at the well just south of town at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Plans for resuming operations at the test were thoroughly gone over. Several interested individuals attended the meeting and reports are that much enthusiasm is evidenced over the proposed new operations there.

The test south of Blooming Grove to be put down by Dr. Stubbs and Dunbar spudded in at 4 o’clock. Several went out from Corsicana to see the bit take its first plunge into the surface. A local photographer was present to take a view of the rig and the crowds assembled to see the new test stared.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR VICTIMS OIL FIRE

BURIAL WAS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY—SERVICES ATTENDED BY MANY

Funeral services for the last six victims of the Hughes-McKie oil well fire were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in a specially provided lot. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services.

One of the largest crowds assembled on any similar occasion in Corsicana was in attendance to pay last tribute to those who tragically laid down their lives.

The church auditorium was filled to capacity long before the hour for the services. The hearse paused near the church and the pallbearers tenderly lifted the casket containing the remains of the six men, and bore it heavily laden with flowers to the church altar.

Members of the bereaved families with faces drawn in sadness and hearts breaking from grief seated near the church altar presented a pathetic moment. The altar literally inlaid with many beautiful floral offerings told in their sweetness of the numerous expressions of sympathy.

Music was rendered by the church choir. Rev. Vincent read from the New Testament. He spoke briefly of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. He offered prayers for the living paying a beautiful tribute to the dead.

Rev. Monk spoke a few words of condolence to the bereaved and lifted his voice in prayer.

Men, women and children throughout the congregation sobbed tears in the tenseness of the moment. Rev. Monk declared he hope to see Corsicana take charge of the mound where the men were buried, and set aside the day for an appropriate memorial service to be held in memory of the men who died in the disaster each year.

Another song was sung and another prayer was said, and the casket was borne to the cemetery, where the services were concluded.

Pallbearers were Hon. Luther Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, J. L. Halbert, John C. Calhoun, W. H. Hastings, R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson and R. J. Graves.

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HUGHES-MCKIE WELL STILL BURNING—FOURTEEN KNOWN DEAD

THOUSANDS VISITED LOCATION OF GURNING WELL—CROWDS THRONGED THROUGH MORGUE VIEWING BODIES

Like an active volcano in eruption, belching forth terrific flames of burning fire constantly fed by the constant flow of oil and gas, the Hughes-McKie well in holocaust which has cost at least 14 men their lives, continues to gush forth its awful blaze at 3 o’clock today.

For twenty-four solid hours flames ranging from 30 feet to 150 feet have leaped high in the air in its spectacular capers. Red streaks of flame ascend as from a mighty nozzle, and disappear in the form of huge black clouds of smoke, which drift with the wind in a surging blast.

The wind switched from the southward during the night and the mighty smokestack releases its flow in the direction of Powell, leaving darkened elements in its wake.

Thousands hurried frantically to the fields during last night to witness the spectacular fire-works.

The well being situated on the east bank of the creek is surrounded by tall timber. A rough one-way traffic road forming a winding snake trail for two miles is the only means of vehicle access to the scene. The roads were choked with vehicle traffic within a short time after the fire started. This kept up all night.

The well has been fenced off and traffic barred on the narrow road to give the men full right of way in getting boilers to the location.

Every company owning equipment in the Powell fields has tendered the use of all available boilers and other equipment to extinguish the flame.

Men are working like Trojans to get the equipment in place. It will be necessary to use fire foam and steam from a dozen boilers.

The burned bodies of at least six men remain in the fire zone according to DeWitt Watkins, who is working at the well today. He stated to a reporter of the Sun this morning that five bodies could be seen near the well, and there was another one missing. He also stated he believed that one or two spectators perished.

Jim Ball foreman in charge of the work believes the final death toll will reach 18.

Mr. Hughes accompanied by J. S. Banks, his attorney, are at the well this afternoon checking up on the number of dead and missing.

Hundreds of spectators thronged in and out and lingered about the Sutherland Undertaking establishment all day Thursday eager to catch a glimpse of the charred bodies of a number of the working crew which perished in the big blaze Wednesday afternoon when the Hughes-McKie No. 1 well ignited.

Five of the bodies, charred and disfigured by the flames almost beyond recognition, were brought to the morgue early last night. They have been identified as follows:

W.A. PHILLIPS, Kerens.
W. A. HICKS, Wortham.
JACK COOPER, Corsicana.
FRED CRAIG, Roane.
L. P. SHEEK, Dallas.

The bodies of Travis Owen and Emmett Bird, both of Kerens, were brought from the Physicians and Surgeons hospital later in the night, Owen died at 7 o’clock and Bird died at 11:05 o’clock. These two men were dragged from the fire zone and hurried to Corsicana. Each lived only a few hours.

C. B. Keever, J. E. Keever, J. R. Ferris and Jesse Blair from the Keever Undertaking company at Ennis arrived early last night to assist in preparing the bodies for burial.

The bodies of S. P. Allen, field foreman; E. C. Cooper, driller; James Phillips, L. C. Coop, M. O. Turner, have not been recovered. Max Meisner and Charlie Walker are believed to have perished. The charred remains of four can be seen near the well. They cannot be recovered on account of the intensity of the heat.

Funerals This Afternoon.
Funerals for four of the victims of yesterday’s terrible oil field holocaust took place this afternoon. The bodies of W. A. (Ban) Phillips and Travis Owen were taken to Rural Shade were both were raised; Emmett Byrd was interred in Eureka, his former home, and Fred Craig was laid to rest at Chatfield, which was his childhood home.

The ladies of Corsicana and the Chamber of Commerce covered each of the caskets with magnificent flowers.

The remains of L. C. Sheek were sent to Dallas this afternoon and the body of W. A. Hicks will be sent to Wortham tomorrow.

The roustabout crew of 20 men working in the vicinity of the well escaped. Several teamsters and tank men were passing in and about the premises and rushed to the aid of the burning men, but the blaze had swept the bottom before they could be reached.

A negro teamster succeeded in loosening his team from the material wagon and escaped with them. The wagon and its contents were consumed.

Tragic Spectacle.
The scene about the well presented a sad and tragic spectacle when the monstrous explosion came. Both the day and the night crew consisting of twelve men had just started work a short while before. Several bystanders near the well escaped with their lives by running. It is believed that more dead bodies are in the burned area in addition to the known dead.

Men ran in every direction in a frenzy and fell when overcome.

Jimmy Meeks, oil field scout for the Humble Oil & Refining Company; E. W. Quinlin, scout for the Simms Oil Company; Ellis Hammel, drilling contractor; and DeWitt Watkins, members of the roustabout crew, did heroic work in attempting to save the men from their awful death.

Heroic Rescue Work.
Bravely defying all danger at the risk of their own lives rushed headlong to the burning prostrate forms of the groaning men in death agonies in answer to their piteous cries for help and succeeded in bringing them out. The men breathed their last as they were being carried out of the gas, smoke and fire.

Jim Ball escaped with B. B. Simmonds, N. M. Dunman and Dick Pyle. As they made their exit from the timber, Ball turned back to assist Owen. He succeeded in getting him into the open but too late to save his life. Charlie Lewis of Corsicana ran to the assistance of Bird.

Piteous cries for water went up from the two dying men as the ambulance brought them to the hospital.

Meeks, Quinlan, Hammel and Watkins returned towards the well for the other perishing men, but were unable to reach them. Their bodies had been practically reduced to ashes in the blaze which had gained headway. Waste oil in the bottom covering almost an acre upon which large trees saturated with oil had become enveloped in the frenzied inferno.

Quinlan is a world war hero. A native of New York State, he served in the French Army during the early days of the war. Later he served with the Canadian forces.

Quinlan is the possessor of several war medals. He was awarded the Medalto Militaire; the Croix Guerre, and while in the British he service he was the first American to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He received several hard jolts in the war, in the rescue work Wednesday the fumes and smoke temporarily almost overcame him.

Phone Girls Busy.
Shortly after three o’clock a man called the Johnson Drug Store from the Commercial Hotel and communicated the first news that reached Corsicana of the terrible disaster. The caller at the same time told Miss Valsey Hubbard, the operator, that he wanted every doctor available to go to the scene of the McKie well. The call was immediately referred to the chief operator. She rang the Corsicana Surgical and Medical clinic and asked that the doctors be sent. The hospital and every drug store in town were called to assist in every possible way. The undertaking parlors soon dispatched ambulances toward the fire. Emergency telephone calls from Powell, Kerens and Corsicana came pouring into the central office running as high as 2,400 calls per hour.

Frantic calls from various individuals were made in effort to locate the families of the dead and injured men.

Public memorial services will be held at the gospel tent at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., will withhold his regular revival services until after the memorial ceremonies.

The Chamber of Commerce today sent floral offerings to the families of the deceased. A suitable medal will be provided for the family of each man by the commercial organization in commemoration of their brave efforts towards the development of the oil resources of the county.

Among the members of the roustabout crew escaping are L. W. Wilkitz, E. W. Arnett, Whyne Short, J. W. Crosby, Jas. A. McDaniels, J. A. Story, Jim Ball, Ned Dumas, and Johnnie Kennon. The names of the other men have not been learned.

These men had been gathered up from various leases in the Mexia district and brought to assist in taking care of the well. The working record and the names of the men were in Mr. Allen’s pocket, and none of the surviving members are able to give the names of all the men.

Superintendent Walker of the city schools of Henrietta, and wife, father and mother of Mrs. S. P. Allen, and father of Charlie Walker, arrived in Corsicana early today.

Station Agent Wyatt and daughters of Plano, friends of the Walker family are also here.

Mr. Allen’s mother, and Miss Walker of Denton are also here. Miss Walker is a teacher in the Denton College of Industrial Arts. She is a sister of Mrs. Allen.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN OIL FIRE

Memorial services in honor of the oil field workers who lost their lived in the big blaze at the Hughes-McKie well Wednesday will be held at the gospel tent, Eleventh street and Seventh avenue at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening.

The ceremonies will be conducted under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor J. S. Eubank and members of the city administration, presidents of the Rotary, Lions, Civic, Advertising clubs, the Retail Merchants’ Association will occupy a place on the rostrum.

Every minister in town will take part in the program.

The ministers will conduct a prayer service. Hugh L. Hiett will sing.

Hon. Luther A. Johnson will make the address of condolence. Other speakers will take part.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR REMAINING OIL FIRE VICTIMS

MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN BIG OIL FIELD FIRE WILL BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for S. P. Allen, Charles Walker, Jim Phillips, C. M. Cooper, E. C. Cooper and L. C. Cook, fire victims of the burning Hughes-McKie oil well, will be held at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, according to announcement made today by W. S. Banks, attorney for the J. K. Hughes Development Company.

Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the church assisted by Rev. C. G. Vineer, pastor of the Church of Christ, will conduct the services.

The remains of the six bodies will be interred in one casket in a specially provided lot in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, R. J. Jackson, Sam J. Jackson, John C. Calhoun, R. J. Graves, J. L. Halbert and W. H. Hastings.

The smouldering remains of the six men were recovered from the fire area of the ill-fated Hughes-McKie well several days after it caught fire May 9. They have been held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the possible recovery of another body believed to have been undiscovered in the debris.

Seven of the perish crew were recovered from the fire shortly after the blaze started. Each were positively identified, and have been buried.

Mr. Banks stated today that the six remaining bodies had been sufficiently identified as to justify giving out the name of each. He stated the official casualty list of the J. K. Hughes Development company places the number of known dead and accounted for at 13. The list is as follows:

S. P. Allen, L. C. Cook, M. O. Turner, Charles Walker, Travis Owens, W. M. (Ban) Phillips, Jim Phillips, L. P. Sheek, W. A. Hicks, C. M. (Jack) Cooper, E. C. Cooper, Emmett G. Byrd, and Fred E. Craig.

One report carried the name of Max Meisner as among the dead and missing. Mr. Banks stated today that communication had been established with Mr. Meisner, and the Hughes company is certain he escaped injury. The company had the fire area thoroughly scorched by men clad in asbestos clothing, and no other body was found. Mr. Banks stated the company feels certain that the bodies of all men who perished in the fire has been found.

The J. K. Hughes Development Company has planned to erect a suitable monument over the grave of the six men to be buried in Oakwood cemetery in remembrance of the total number of its employees losing their lives in the big fire.

A change of plans for extinguishing the fire at the burning well late yesterday appears to have been extended the time before the blaze is stopped. W. H. McClintock has assembled a rig of his own making and patent, which he is confident will put out the fire when brought into play, but so far the apparatus has not been applied. Work was suspended at the well at 5 o’clock Friday, and nothing was done during the night. A different apparatus containing a T-joint and valve gear model has been completed, and efforts are being directed towards apply it before the McClintock machine is used.

Rain last night rendered the creek bottoms and the roads leading to the field in a very muddy condition. Transportation out from town was slow early today, which operated to cause some delay in getting work under way Saturday morning.

Although the roads were very slippery, teams and heavy trucks were on the road with tons of materials for the various new locations for drillings.

A meeting of the stockholders of the Cor-Tex Deep Well Company was held at the well just south of town at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Plans for resuming operations at the test were thoroughly gone over. Several interested individuals attended the meeting and reports are that much enthusiasm is evidenced over the proposed new operations there.

The test south of Blooming Grove to be put down by Dr. Stubbs and Dunbar spudded in at 4 o’clock. Several went out from Corsicana to see the bit take its first plunge into the surface. A local photographer was present to take a view of the rig and the crowds assembled to see the new test stared.

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L. C. “Rutledge” Cook
Oct 8, 1891-May 9, 1923

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR VICTIMS OIL FIRE

BURIAL WAS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY—SERVICES ATTENDED BY MANY

Funeral services for the last six victims of the Hughes-McKie oil well fire were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in a specially provided lot. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services.

One of the largest crowds assembled on any similar occasion in Corsicana was in attendance to pay last tribute to those who tragically laid down their lives.

The church auditorium was filled to capacity long before the hour for the services. The hearse paused near the church and the pallbearers tenderly lifted the casket containing the remains of the six men, and bore it heavily laden with flowers to the church altar.

Members of the bereaved families with faces drawn in sadness and hearts breaking from grief seated near the church altar presented a pathetic moment. The altar literally inlaid with many beautiful floral offerings told in their sweetness of the numerous expressions of sympathy.

Music was rendered by the church choir. Rev. Vincent read from the New Testament. He spoke briefly of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. He offered prayers for the living paying a beautiful tribute to the dead.

Rev. Monk spoke a few words of condolence to the bereaved and lifted his voice in prayer.

Men, women and children throughout the congregation sobbed tears in the tenseness of the moment. Rev. Monk declared he hope to see Corsicana take charge of the mound where the men were buried, and set aside the day for an appropriate memorial service to be held in memory of the men who died in the disaster each year.

Another song was sung and another prayer was said, and the casket was borne to the cemetery, where the services were concluded.

Pallbearers were Hon. Luther Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, J. L. Halbert, John C. Calhoun, W. H. Hastings, R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson and R. J. Graves.

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HUGHES-MCKIE WELL STILL BURNING—FOURTEEN KNOWN DEAD

THOUSANDS VISITED LOCATION OF GURNING WELL—CROWDS THRONGED THROUGH MORGUE VIEWING BODIES

Like an active volcano in eruption, belching forth terrific flames of burning fire constantly fed by the constant flow of oil and gas, the Hughes-McKie well in holocaust which has cost at least 14 men their lives, continues to gush forth its awful blaze at 3 o’clock today.

For twenty-four solid hours flames ranging from 30 feet to 150 feet have leaped high in the air in its spectacular capers. Red streaks of flame ascend as from a mighty nozzle, and disappear in the form of huge black clouds of smoke, which drift with the wind in a surging blast.

The wind switched from the southward during the night and the mighty smokestack releases its flow in the direction of Powell, leaving darkened elements in its wake.

Thousands hurried frantically to the fields during last night to witness the spectacular fire-works.

The well being situated on the east bank of the creek is surrounded by tall timber. A rough one-way traffic road forming a winding snake trail for two miles is the only means of vehicle access to the scene. The roads were choked with vehicle traffic within a short time after the fire started. This kept up all night.

The well has been fenced off and traffic barred on the narrow road to give the men full right of way in getting boilers to the location.

Every company owning equipment in the Powell fields has tendered the use of all available boilers and other equipment to extinguish the flame.

Men are working like Trojans to get the equipment in place. It will be necessary to use fire foam and steam from a dozen boilers.

The burned bodies of at least six men remain in the fire zone according to DeWitt Watkins, who is working at the well today. He stated to a reporter of the Sun this morning that five bodies could be seen near the well, and there was another one missing. He also stated he believed that one or two spectators perished.

Jim Ball foreman in charge of the work believes the final death toll will reach 18.

Mr. Hughes accompanied by J. S. Banks, his attorney, are at the well this afternoon checking up on the number of dead and missing.

Hundreds of spectators thronged in and out and lingered about the Sutherland Undertaking establishment all day Thursday eager to catch a glimpse of the charred bodies of a number of the working crew which perished in the big blaze Wednesday afternoon when the Hughes-McKie No. 1 well ignited.

Five of the bodies, charred and disfigured by the flames almost beyond recognition, were brought to the morgue early last night. They have been identified as follows:

W.A. PHILLIPS, Kerens.
W. A. HICKS, Wortham.
JACK COOPER, Corsicana.
FRED CRAIG, Roane.
L. P. SHEEK, Dallas.

The bodies of Travis Owen and Emmett Bird, both of Kerens, were brought from the Physicians and Surgeons hospital later in the night, Owen died at 7 o’clock and Bird died at 11:05 o’clock. These two men were dragged from the fire zone and hurried to Corsicana. Each lived only a few hours.

C. B. Keever, J. E. Keever, J. R. Ferris and Jesse Blair from the Keever Undertaking company at Ennis arrived early last night to assist in preparing the bodies for burial.

The bodies of S. P. Allen, field foreman; E. C. Cooper, driller; James Phillips, L. C. Coop, M. O. Turner, have not been recovered. Max Meisner and Charlie Walker are believed to have perished. The charred remains of four can be seen near the well. They cannot be recovered on account of the intensity of the heat.

Funerals This Afternoon.
Funerals for four of the victims of yesterday’s terrible oil field holocaust took place this afternoon. The bodies of W. A. (Ban) Phillips and Travis Owen were taken to Rural Shade were both were raised; Emmett Byrd was interred in Eureka, his former home, and Fred Craig was laid to rest at Chatfield, which was his childhood home.

The ladies of Corsicana and the Chamber of Commerce covered each of the caskets with magnificent flowers.

The remains of L. C. Sheek were sent to Dallas this afternoon and the body of W. A. Hicks will be sent to Wortham tomorrow.

The roustabout crew of 20 men working in the vicinity of the well escaped. Several teamsters and tank men were passing in and about the premises and rushed to the aid of the burning men, but the blaze had swept the bottom before they could be reached.

A negro teamster succeeded in loosening his team from the material wagon and escaped with them. The wagon and its contents were consumed.

Tragic Spectacle.
The scene about the well presented a sad and tragic spectacle when the monstrous explosion came. Both the day and the night crew consisting of twelve men had just started work a short while before. Several bystanders near the well escaped with their lives by running. It is believed that more dead bodies are in the burned area in addition to the known dead.

Men ran in every direction in a frenzy and fell when overcome.

Jimmy Meeks, oil field scout for the Humble Oil & Refining Company; E. W. Quinlin, scout for the Simms Oil Company; Ellis Hammel, drilling contractor; and DeWitt Watkins, members of the roustabout crew, did heroic work in attempting to save the men from their awful death.

Heroic Rescue Work.
Bravely defying all danger at the risk of their own lives rushed headlong to the burning prostrate forms of the groaning men in death agonies in answer to their piteous cries for help and succeeded in bringing them out. The men breathed their last as they were being carried out of the gas, smoke and fire.

Jim Ball escaped with B. B. Simmonds, N. M. Dunman and Dick Pyle. As they made their exit from the timber, Ball turned back to assist Owen. He succeeded in getting him into the open but too late to save his life. Charlie Lewis of Corsicana ran to the assistance of Bird.

Piteous cries for water went up from the two dying men as the ambulance brought them to the hospital.

Meeks, Quinlan, Hammel and Watkins returned towards the well for the other perishing men, but were unable to reach them. Their bodies had been practically reduced to ashes in the blaze which had gained headway. Waste oil in the bottom covering almost an acre upon which large trees saturated with oil had become enveloped in the frenzied inferno.

Quinlan is a world war hero. A native of New York State, he served in the French Army during the early days of the war. Later he served with the Canadian forces.

Quinlan is the possessor of several war medals. He was awarded the Medalto Militaire; the Croix Guerre, and while in the British he service he was the first American to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He received several hard jolts in the war, in the rescue work Wednesday the fumes and smoke temporarily almost overcame him.

Phone Girls Busy.
Shortly after three o’clock a man called the Johnson Drug Store from the Commercial Hotel and communicated the first news that reached Corsicana of the terrible disaster. The caller at the same time told Miss Valsey Hubbard, the operator, that he wanted every doctor available to go to the scene of the McKie well. The call was immediately referred to the chief operator. She rang the Corsicana Surgical and Medical clinic and asked that the doctors be sent. The hospital and every drug store in town were called to assist in every possible way. The undertaking parlors soon dispatched ambulances toward the fire. Emergency telephone calls from Powell, Kerens and Corsicana came pouring into the central office running as high as 2,400 calls per hour.

Frantic calls from various individuals were made in effort to locate the families of the dead and injured men.

Public memorial services will be held at the gospel tent at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., will withhold his regular revival services until after the memorial ceremonies.

The Chamber of Commerce today sent floral offerings to the families of the deceased. A suitable medal will be provided for the family of each man by the commercial organization in commemoration of their brave efforts towards the development of the oil resources of the county.

Among the members of the roustabout crew escaping are L. W. Wilkitz, E. W. Arnett, Whyne Short, J. W. Crosby, Jas. A. McDaniels, J. A. Story, Jim Ball, Ned Dumas, and Johnnie Kennon. The names of the other men have not been learned.

These men had been gathered up from various leases in the Mexia district and brought to assist in taking care of the well. The working record and the names of the men were in Mr. Allen’s pocket, and none of the surviving members are able to give the names of all the men.

Superintendent Walker of the city schools of Henrietta, and wife, father and mother of Mrs. S. P. Allen, and father of Charlie Walker, arrived in Corsicana early today.

Station Agent Wyatt and daughters of Plano, friends of the Walker family are also here.

Mr. Allen’s mother, and Miss Walker of Denton are also here. Miss Walker is a teacher in the Denton College of Industrial Arts. She is a sister of Mrs. Allen.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN OIL FIRE

Memorial services in honor of the oil field workers who lost their lived in the big blaze at the Hughes-McKie well Wednesday will be held at the gospel tent, Eleventh street and Seventh avenue at 7:45 o’clock Friday evening.

The ceremonies will be conducted under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor J. S. Eubank and members of the city administration, presidents of the Rotary, Lions, Civic, Advertising clubs, the Retail Merchants’ Association will occupy a place on the rostrum.

Every minister in town will take part in the program.

The ministers will conduct a prayer service. Hugh L. Hiett will sing.

Hon. Luther A. Johnson will make the address of condolence. Other speakers will take part.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR REMAINING OIL FIRE VICTIMS

MEN WHO LOST LIVES IN BIG OIL FIELD FIRE WILL BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for S. P. Allen, Charles Walker, Jim Phillips, C. M. Cooper, E. C. Cooper and L. C. Cook, fire victims of the burning Hughes-McKie oil well, will be held at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, according to announcement made today by W. S. Banks, attorney for the J. K. Hughes Development Company.

Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the church assisted by Rev. C. G. Vineer, pastor of the Church of Christ, will conduct the services.

The remains of the six bodies will be interred in one casket in a specially provided lot in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Mayor J. S. Eubank, R. J. Jackson, Sam J. Jackson, John C. Calhoun, R. J. Graves, J. L. Halbert and W. H. Hastings.

The smouldering remains of the six men were recovered from the fire area of the ill-fated Hughes-McKie well several days after it caught fire May 9. They have been held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the possible recovery of another body believed to have been undiscovered in the debris.

Seven of the perish crew were recovered from the fire shortly after the blaze started. Each were positively identified, and have been buried.

Mr. Banks stated today that the six remaining bodies had been sufficiently identified as to justify giving out the name of each. He stated the official casualty list of the J. K. Hughes Development company places the number of known dead and accounted for at 13. The list is as follows:

S. P. Allen, L. C. Cook, M. O. Turner, Charles Walker, Travis Owens, W. M. (Ban) Phillips, Jim Phillips, L. P. Sheek, W. A. Hicks, C. M. (Jack) Cooper, E. C. Cooper, Emmett G. Byrd, and Fred E. Craig.

One report carried the name of Max Meisner as among the dead and missing. Mr. Banks stated today that communication had been established with Mr. Meisner, and the Hughes company is certain he escaped injury. The company had the fire area thoroughly scorched by men clad in asbestos clothing, and no other body was found. Mr. Banks stated the company feels certain that the bodies of all men who perished in the fire has been found.

The J. K. Hughes Development Company has planned to erect a suitable monument over the grave of the six men to be buried in Oakwood cemetery in remembrance of the total number of its employees losing their lives in the big fire.

A change of plans for extinguishing the fire at the burning well late yesterday appears to have been extended the time before the blaze is stopped. W. H. McClintock has assembled a rig of his own making and patent, which he is confident will put out the fire when brought into play, but so far the apparatus has not been applied. Work was suspended at the well at 5 o’clock Friday, and nothing was done during the night. A different apparatus containing a T-joint and valve gear model has been completed, and efforts are being directed towards apply it before the McClintock machine is used.

Rain last night rendered the creek bottoms and the roads leading to the field in a very muddy condition. Transportation out from town was slow early today, which operated to cause some delay in getting work under way Saturday morning.

Although the roads were very slippery, teams and heavy trucks were on the road with tons of materials for the various new locations for drillings.

A meeting of the stockholders of the Cor-Tex Deep Well Company was held at the well just south of town at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Plans for resuming operations at the test were thoroughly gone over. Several interested individuals attended the meeting and reports are that much enthusiasm is evidenced over the proposed new operations there.

The test south of Blooming Grove to be put down by Dr. Stubbs and Dunbar spudded in at 4 o’clock. Several went out from Corsicana to see the bit take its first plunge into the surface. A local photographer was present to take a view of the rig and the crowds assembled to see the new test stared.

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