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Willis Lewis
1862 - Sep 9, 1917

Buried at County Farm.

Willis Lewis, colored, who was brought to the hospital some days ago from Emhouse, died last night and the body was interred at the county farm today.

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William Wesley “Bill” Green
Feb 1, 1872 - Feb 1, 1920

W. W. Green aged forty-eight years, died at his home, 807 South Twelfth street, last night at 11:55, and the remains were interred in the old Modrell Cemetery at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

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Oscar F. Hammonds
Feb 18, 1873 - May 1, 1925

OSCAR HAMMONDS DIED IN OKLAHOMA SOMETIME FRIDAY

REMAINS WILL BE BURIED IN MODDRELL CEMETERY HERE SUNDAY

Word was received here late Friday of the death as the result of a stroke of apoplexy of Oscar F. Hammonds of Dallas, his death taking place in Oklahoma, while on a trip to that state. His sister, Mrs. Albert Young, and cousin, Mrs. Edgar Church, went up to Dallas last night and are expected to return late today.

It was stated that the remains would be brought to Corsicana tonight and the funeral would take place some time Sunday, with burial in the Moddrell Cemetery, in the Northwestern out-skirts of Corsicana. The hour for the funeral had not been announced at press hour.

Oscar Hammonds was born and reared in and near Corsicana. He was one of the first mail carriers when Corsicana was given free mail delivery, and was a popular member of the postoffice force for many years prior to going to Fort Worth to make his home. Later he left the postal service and for the past several years had been making his home in Dallas. He is survived by his wife and two children, both grown, a boy and a girl. It was stated today that the son had left only a few days ago for California.

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J. C. Wilson
d. 1920

Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late J. C. Wilson were laid to rest beside the body of his wife, who died more than thirty years ago, in the Modrell cemetery at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. P. E. Cantrell and a number of friends attended the last sad rites.

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Richard D. Lewis
Aug 23, 1863 - Feb 15, 1916

Died Near Streetman.

Richard Lewis, aged 45 years, foreman on the ranch of Mrs. C. S. West near Streetman, died Monday after a very brief illness, and the remains were interred in the Old Cade cemetery yesterday.

The widow and five children survive.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, February 16, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife J. Laura (Drvire? Per marriage record) Lewis married Nov. 2, 1896 Houston, Tx. 2nd Sallie Mae (Maddox) Lewis married Dec. 12, 1907 Navarro county, Tx.

John Berry
Jan 12, 1875 - Sep 4, 1917

KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN.

Man Was Reared in This County and Lived at Richland.

John Berry, a farmer aged forty-one years, and who lived at Richland, was run over and killed by a southbound freight train over the Houston & Texas Central railroad at about 5 o’clock this morning. One leg was cut off, the skull badley crushed and the body otherwise mutilated.

It is reported that the engineer of the train said that he saw the body on the track, but that the train was so close to him that it could not be stopped, and that the engine and one car passed over the body before the train could be stopped. The train crew got the mangled remains from under the train and as soon as they reached the depot the police were notified and the mangled body was soon taken to the Sutherland undertaking parlors.

The accident occurred about fifty yards south of the bridge over Post Oak Creek and just north of the crossing on East Third Avenue. The remains will be taken to Richland tonight and from there will be taken to the Cade cemetery for interment some time tomorrow.

Just how the man happened to be hit by the train is not known. There is a rumor current on the streets that a man was seen to run from the track near where the accident occurred just as the train passed where the man was killed and go towards the creek bottom. This rumor is being investigated by officers.

The deceased is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. C. E. Thompson and Mrs. J. A. Thompson, R. F. Berry and W. H. Berry, all of Richland.

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Beryl (Gilbert) McDaniel
Jun 19, 1889 - Jun 21, 1918

Died Suddenly at Streetman.

Mrs. McDaniel, wife of Cap McDaniel of Streetman died suddenly yesterday afternoon after having worked all the morning at the Red Cross headquarters there, and the remains were interred this afternoon, the Eastern Star having charge of the funeral. The deceased is survived by her husband and little daughter. She was the daughter of the late Capt. Gilbert and a sister, Mrs. A. M. Milligan of Corsicana.

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James Madison Henderson, Jr., Justice of Peace
Jul 25, 1856 - May 1, 1920

Died at Richland This Morning.

Justice of the Peace J. M. Henderson died at his home in Richland at 5 o’clock this morning after a week’s illness. The deceased would have been sixty-four years old on July 25th next. He lived nearly all his life in Freestone and Navarro counties and was a good citizen. He is survived by his wife but no children. The remains will be interred at Cade, between Richland and Streetman, at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 1, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Frances P. (Rutherford) Henderson 2nd wife Josephine “Josie” (Burleson) Henderson married Oc.t 29, 1885 s/o James Madison Henderson, Sr. and Frances M. W. “Fannie” (Goodman) Henderson

Josephine “Josie” (Burleson) Henderson
Sep 25, 1866 - Nov 7, 1923

Tribute to Esteemed Lady.

After a prolonged illness, Mrs. J. M. Henderson, a widow, who resided at Richland, died Nov. 7, in Kerens at the home of her brother, A. A. Burleson.

To the mind of the writer this was a beautiful death. It could be nothing also because it was the closing on earth of a beautiful life and the life was beautiful because it was a telling Christian life. The completest satisfaction and fullest joy in the life of Mrs. Henderson was to do service for her Saviour. Her devotion to the Baptist church at Richland, of which she was a member, was the chief thought of many a heart when the remains were carried back for interment to the scenes of her consecrated deeds.

It was said of her by fellow-workers of the church that the doors of the house of worship never opened but that “Aunt Joe” was in her place and counted it a duty, a pleasure and a privilege so to be. Her gifts in money to the Lord’s cause were necessarily small but the Lord looketh upon the givers heart instead of the gift, say perhaps in this modest woman the biggest giver in the church. “She hath done what she could.”

No one appreciated the smallest gifts of kindness shown more than her. A few days before she fell asleep she said to her brother, Arthur, I didn’t know you loved me so to take care of me and try to do everything that my heart could wish and to make me comfortable in these last days.”

From the church, where this saint had worshipped, served and was happy, we carried the body and deposited it in the Cade cemetery where it is to rest from its labors and await the coming of the Lord out in some glad tomorrow.

W. A. CORKERN,
Kerens, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 13, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Madison Henderson, Jr. Justice of the Peace married Oct 29, 1885; d/o Mecajah Procter “Bright/Cager” Burleson & Lucy Ann (Dunagan) Burleston

Mary F. (Spence) Beasley
Aug 1891 - Dec 1, 1910

Died This Morning.

Mrs. Mary Beasley, wife of Walter Beasley, died at Corbet last night and the remains were interred in the Marshall cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased was eighteen years of age and is survived by her husband and infant twelve days old.

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Travis Lake
Aug 13, 1914 - Dec 10, 1916

On Sunday night, September 10th, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lake and took their little son, Francis, from them. Weep not, dear parents, little Travis is not dead, but has gone to live with Christ and his happy band of angels, has gone to wear a bright and shining crown for evermore and will sing the happy song as around the throne he stands. Weep not; he is far better than earthly treasures can make him. He is gone but not forgotten. God will care for him as he has cared for others. The Master says he shall live forever with the sweet angels in heaven. No one can harm him for he will be in heaven until the last song is sung.

Written by a friend,
ULYSSES B. BERRYHILL

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Samuel A. “Sam” Weeks
Jan 28, 1850 - Jan 12, 1916

Died at Corbet.

Sam Weeks, 52 years, died at Corbet last night and the remains were interred in the Marshall cemetery this afternoon. The deceased was never married.

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In Memoriam.

“Tis with sad feelings I write these few lines to the memory of a friend and neighbor.

The grim reaper, Death, entered the home of Mr. Bob Weeks Wednesday, January 12th and took from them their loving brother and uncle, Sam Weeks. All was done that faithful hearts and hands could do but to no avail. After suffering for two weeks or more he succumbed to that dreaded pneumonia. The remains were interred in the Marshall cemetery, to await the coming reward. I hope the following verses will comfort the sad hearts some:

Another one from us has gone,
Another voice is still;
A vacant chair is in the home,
Which never can be filled.

But we’re hoping for the meeting,
When this life of toil is o’er;
Where we bring each other greetings,
As we meet to part no more.

Death will change the robes of summer,
To a brown and somber hue;
Death will blight the fairest flowers,
Which our spring-tide brought to view.

But he never dares to enter,
And his footsteps are not seen;
In that land of love and beauty,
Where the life is ever green.

At the border, ceasing ever,
In his fierce and ruthless tread;
As he swings his seythe before him,
And behind him leaves the dead.

Go this far, but go no further,
‘Tis the mandate from above;
Spare my jewels, spare my chosen,
They are mine, and God is Love.

And the love which God hath given,
Born to live and not to die;
Bud and bloom for thee in heaven,
In the spring-time bye and bye.

Written by—A FRIEND.

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Anner May Knight
Oct 10, 1919 - Jul 24, 1920

DIED FROM HER BURNS.

Little Girl is Dead as Result of Burns Received Yesterday

While at the breakfast table at the family home in the Drane Community yesterday morning, Annie May, the 9-months-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Knight, pulled a cup of hot coffee over on herself and she died last night as the result of the burns received on her chest and lower limbs. The remains were interred in the Marshall cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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William Franklin Harvard, Rev.
Jul 2, 1846 - Jul 11, 1920

Elder W. T. Harvard

By request of a heart-broken daughter, we now attempt to offer a feeble tribute to the memory of this much loved and well-known man. He was born July the 2nd, 1846. Died July the 11th, 1920, after an illness of about three weeks. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow at Winkler, and eight children: E. H., S. F. and G. W. Harvard of Navarro; Mrs. G. T. Knight and Miss Kate Harvard of Navarro; Mrs. Oliver Forbes and Mrs. Jim Collins of Burkburnett; Mrs. Claude Newman of Opelika, and one brother, H. W. Harvard of Navarro, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Could this beloved man of God dictate this writing, he would doubtless say; “Write in such a way as to give God the glory and Jesus the praise.” God’s ways are not our ways. Could we have had our way, he would still have been “wandering up and down on earth,” and deprived of the unspeakable joys that are now his own. But surely we cannot think of his death as an untimely one; for he had lived some four years on what is commonly called “borrowed time.” How could we wish him back when he has reached a better country, of which he so often spoke to others , and for which he so earnestly longed. Somewhere in his life he met with the only savior of sinners, and obtained an experience which lasted him all of his days, and made him an ardent believer in old-time, heart felt religion.

“they rest from their labors.” There is more work about “the work of the ministry” than many would think, for Jesus himself called them laborers. It is estimated that an hour of public speaking is equal to five or six hours of manual labor. We have in mind a minister, whom we have seen almost exhaust himself in fifteen minutes. The modern preacher who adheres to the rules of oratory, may have another calling. But not so with those who “have an ancition from the Holy One,” and upon whom the spirit of the Lord is resting. There are no themes so lofty as those with which he has to deal, no responsibilities so weighty as those he has to bear. We have seen Bro. Harvard when he was mightily under the influence of the Comforting Spirit. The sealing of the spirit and the promises of God were dear, delightful themes with him. He was the writer’s first pastor, and watched for my welfare in the far off days of spiritual infancy. The day he led me into the watery grove was a laborious day for him. He preached at the eleven o’clock hour, attended to the baptism and conducted a funeral service in the afternoon and at night he preached on “How we get into Christ.” I have ever thought that discourse was preached for my special benefit. We have since learned, from experience, the fatigue as well as the delight of engaging in four services in a day. Long and wearisome journeys, in the heat and cold, leaving and reaching home after the midnight hour, are things incident to the life of a true minister.

“God giveth His Beloved sleep.” The same hand that “holds our eyes waking” also gives us sleep. “Lord, if he sleep he shall do well.” No one can sleep, when the convicting hand of God is upon him. Sometimes we cannot sleep because of bodily pain.

“The eyes that she scarcely could close,
By suffering forbidden to sleep;
Sealed up in the sweetest repose.
Have strangely forgotten to weep.”

Many a time the faithful minister is awake, when his flock is enjoying the sweetest of rest. “Except the Lord kept the city, the watchman waketh, but in vain.” But our beloved brother has gone where spiritual anxiety is a perfect stranger, and weary watchmen are never known. The sleep which God has given him cannot be broken by the voice of war, poverty, or calamity. Nothing but the voice of the Son of God can bring the righteous slumberers from “Death’s dusty dominions.”

Into the very old church house where he had so often stood and spoken to others in others of eternal realities, his lifeless body was borne, and there lay in sacred silence of death, while the officiating ministers did for him what he had so frequently done for those who fell asleep before him. Followed to the Hopewell cemetery by a large concourse of people, many of whom had known him from infancy, he was laid to rest by those who were near and dear to the ties of grace and nature. There he has so often been called to “weep with them that weep,” and to comfort the children of sorrow. He bore the image of the earthly for more than seventy years, but will bear the image of the heavenly forever. His body rests in hope, for he was a firm believer in the resurrection of the dead. May God sweetly reconcile his loved ones to the dispensation of His unerring Providence.

WM. L. PHILLIPS.

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In Fond Remembrance

Of Rev. W. F. Harvard who departed this life July 10, 1920.

There has come another summons from the Throne Who giveth and taketh away, and another of our aged citizens has crossed the stream which separates the living from the dead.

Brother Harvard was seventy-four years old and had been preaching for forty six years. His remains were laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery; and funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. C. Howell of Corsicana and Rev. J. F. Stanley of Streetman. For some time he had been in bad health, but he suddenly grew weaker, until the angel of death bid him leave this old world where pain, afflictions and sorrow so often comes, and go to his heavenly home where so many loved ones await him. Bro. Harvard was truly a good man and a fine preacher, and his friends are numbered by those who knew
Him. Although his spirit has departed from this world, a loving memory of this good man will remain in the hearts of our people, which time cannot erase.

As a citizen Bro. Harvard had no superiors and very few equals. He leaves a wife and eight children who have the sympathy of everyone in the hour of their bereavement. How swiftly our noble ones are falling; Mrs. J. H. Middlebrooks, Mr. H. B. Boyd and Rev. W. F. Harvard, all these have been called in the last three months. We must take up the march of life without them. They were loved in life, lamented in death and their memory will long be cherished by those who knew them.

“One less at home!
The family circle broken; a dear face
Missed day by day from it accustomed place;
But cleaned and saved and perfected by grace.
One more in Heaven!

“Tis very hard to give them up
Our dear departed one,
How hard it is for us to say;
Thy will, Oh, God, be done,.
So let them sleep that dreamless sleep,
With no sorrow clustering around their head,
Be comforted ye loved ones who weep
They live with God, they are not dead.

A FRIEND.

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Hugh Blair Boyd Sr.
Aug 26, 1849 - Apr 24, 1920

Remains Were Interred Yesterday.

The remains of the late H. B. Boyd who died at Navarro Saturday morning, were laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by Revs. L. C. Howell and Abe Spreuill, and an immense crowd attended, and many beautiful flowers were in evidence. The deceased was a good citizen and will be missed for many years to come.

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Kennith Melton Reed
June 24, 1936 - Dec 12, 2015

Kennith Melton Reed of Frost, Texas passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 12, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 79. He was born June 24, 1936 in Navarro County to Clay Melton and Ruby Harper Reed. He was a member of Frost Methodist Church and served as Mayor of Frost from May 1999 - August 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Reed; children, Clay and Debbie Reed, Lance and Marilyn Reed; granddaughters, Amanda and Caleb Martin, Jessica Reed; grandson Zach and Samantha Reed; and great-grandchildren, Camden Martin, Courtney Keith, Jayden Baxter.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at the Frost United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Arellano, Bob Caldeleugh, Billy Ney, Doug Fortenberry, Rey Downey, Joshua Martin, Caleb Martin and Jimmy Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Frost Cemetery Association Box 178 Frost, Texas 76641.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nora Edna (Beene) Lambert-Brice
July 27, 1925 - Jan 10, 2016
 
Edna Lambert Brice passed away in Tyler on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at the age of 90. She was born July 27, 1925 in Teague to Charlie Beene and Nora Barge Beene. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist in Corsicana, worked for Corsicana National Bank for 30 years and she was also in the Hospital Auxillary at Navarro Regional Hospital. She loved to travel on bus trips with her sister.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, husbands Lee Oliver Lambert 1987 and Jack Brice in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter-in-law, and extended family members.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.13, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University, Tyler, Texas 75701.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cataline Isabelle Newland-Ortiz
Dec 3, 2015 - Jan 6, 2016

Catalina Isabelle Newland-Ortiz, 4 weeks old, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at Younger Cemetery with Clyde Chambers officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Catalina Isabelle Newland-Ortiz, was born December 3, 2015 in Dallas to Hector Ortiz and Melinda Diane Newland. She passed away January 6, 2016 in Dallas.
She is survived by her parents, Hector Ortiz and Melinda Newland, sisters, Kelsey Newland, Kaydence Engledow; brothers, Jerry Newland, Billy Maldonado. Grandparents, Jerry and Lisa Newland of Corsicana, Darla and Robert Turner of Waco, Catalina Pizana of Rockdale. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be 9 am - 5 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 3 pm Sunday at Younger Cemetery with Clyde Chambers officiating.

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Martha Jane (Redden) Hucherson
May 20, 1847 - May 4, 1920

DIED THIS MORNING

Mrs. M. J. Hucherson Will Be Buried Tomorrow Afternoon

Mrs. M. J. Hutcherson aged 73 years, died at 2:30 this morning after an illness of 18 months. She had lived in Corsicana the greater part of her life. Sheis survived by four children: Mrs. Clara Pittman of Corsicana, D. C. Hutcherson of Lufkin, George and Hyram Hutcherson of Houston and four brothers and two sisters also survive her.

The funeral will be conducted from the home of W. W. Clopton Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers will be as follows, all of whom are nephews of the deceased: Wesley Redden, John Redden, Jim Redden, Jester Pittman, Oscar Redden, Ward Clopton.

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REMAINS LAID TO REST

Funeral of Well Known Lady Was Well Attended

The remains of the late Mrs. M. J. Hucherson were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon after impressive funeral services at the home of W. W. Clopton at 3:30, conducted by Rev. M. W. Clark. The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was long known as one of Corsicana’s best women, and her memory will live while life lasts in the minds of those who knew and loved her in life.

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Arris Leslie Foster
Aug 20, 1900 - Jul 19, 1920

REMAINS INTERRED TODAY

Body of Boy Who Died in the Navy Laid to Rest

The remains of the late Arris Leslie Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Foster who died in the navy hospital at Puget, Sound, Washington last week reached here this morning at 5:30 and interment took place at 11 o’clock this morning, the services being conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth, at the home, 741 Park Avenue, with interment in Oakwood. Many friends attended the last sad rites, among them being the navy recruiting officer here, with a number of ex-Navy boys, acted as active pall-bearers, and a national flag was placed above the casket in the grave, by the pall, bearers and officers. Capt. C. A. Davis, late of the United States army was also present to pay his tribute of respect to the departed sailor boy. There were many beautiful floral offerings, among them being an immense wreath from the Carpenter’s Union.

A few days before the death of her son, Mrs. Foster received these lines from him:

Night has no lonely lantern in the sky,
To light the way a million lamps there are;
Yea, every pilgrim has a certain star to travel by
Safe to their nests return the birds that roam.
Safe to the harbor ships that sail the blue,
To every heart some other heat is home,
And, Mother, I have you!

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In Memory of Arris Leslie Foster

Who died at the Navy hospital at Puget Sound, Washington last week.

Written by a friend.

Our dear son, brother, and friend has gone,
The one we loved so well—
To enter into the beautiful gates of home
Where none but a pure heart can dwell.

Oh! Leslie, how we miss you now
Although you were miles away
But yet, we have longed for you some how,
And hope to be with you some day.

Oh, friends it is hard to give him up,
But our dear Father knows the best
For now he is drinking from the golden cup,
And living in heaven where he is at rest.

Our dear Savior is waiting in heaven
Ready to hold and embrace you;
Where he has called your life to be given
To the angels that wait and love you.

But the gentle voice has called you home,
Where there will be no sorrow or pain,
Where each and every one longs to roam.
And he with you again.

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RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.

Carpenters Local Union Tenders Sympathy to A. E. Foster

Carpenters Local Union No. 731 of Corsicana adopted the following resolutions last night in reference to the death of Arris Leslie Foster, son of A. E. Foster:

“In behalf of our brother, A. E. Foster and family in bereavement by the death of Arris Leslie, aged 19 years and 11 months, Whereas in the wisdom and way of Almighty God, the supreme ruler, this son has been called to promotion beyond. Local 731, United Brotherhood of Carpenters most heartily extend sincere sympathy to Bro. A. E. Foster, family and relatives.

In this, trying event called death, let us take comfort and consolation in the truthfulness and real words of Life and Love expressed by him who passed in the dead, overcoming death; “Let not your hearts be troubled, I go to prepare a place for, I go and prepare and I will come again and receive you unto myself in our Father’s, the city of mansions eternal in the Heavens.”

The good Shepherd leads to an endless beyond. Be of good cheer. It is written we shall know as we are known.

Fervently, Fraternally,
CARPENTERS LOCAL 731.

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Marjory Aline Holloway
Oct 2, 1917 - Apr 25, 1920

Died in South Texas.

Relatives and friends here were made inexpressively sad late yesterday afternoon when a telegram came from Haden Holloway and wife from Cleveland, near Houston, saying that their little two and a half year old daughter, Allien, had just passed away after a brief illness with stomach trouble and that they would reach here this afternoon with the body. The little girl was a remarkably bright and pretty child and her death is sorely regretted by the many friends of the family.

The remains will arrive over the Houston and Texas Central and the body will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holloway, 1532 West Fifth avenue from where the funeral will take place tomorrow, the hour having not yet been announced.

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Funeral Took Place This Morning.

The remains of little Margaret Alliene Holloway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haden Holloway, arrived here yesterday afternoon at 5:30 from Cleveland, near Houston, where she died Sunday night and interment took place at 9:30 this morning from the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holloway, grand parents of the deceased, and interment was in Oakwood, Rev. M. V. Clark officiated at the funeral and there were many beautiful floral offerings and many friends of the family attended the last sad rites.

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William H. “Billie/Willie” Sheehan
Apr 14, 1899 - Aug 5, 1920

DIED HERE LAST NIGHT.

Interment Took Place in Oakwood This Afternoon.

Willie H. Sheehan, aged twenty-one years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sheehan, died here at 10 o’clock last night at the family home, 609 West Eleventh Avenue and South Eighteenth street, and interment took place in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family home. Rev. C. H. Booth and Rev. M. W. Clark officiated, and Piggie Highnote, Richard Ball, Verdine Mattingly, Leon Call, High Watson, William McPherson and Robert Arnold acted as pallbearers. There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large procession followed the remains to the grave. Willie had many friends among his boyhood companions and all sympathize with the family in their sorrow.

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Thomas Jefferson Sheehan
Jul 10, 1877 - Apr 3, 1936

T. J. SHEEHAN DIED IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY MORNING

T. j. Sheehan, aged 58 years, 623 South Eighteenth street, died in the Navarro Clinic about 11 o’clock Friday morning. He had been connected with the Magnolia Refinery here for the past 40 years and was well known in this community.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Thomas Sheehan, Corsicana, and Cecil Sheehan, Kansas; two brothers, Henry Sheehan, Dallas, and Lee Sheehan, California, and several grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April, 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elliott Richard “Dixie” (Crews) Sheehan married Nov. 9, 1900 s/o Patrick Sheehan and Sarah (Rhoads) Sheehan per death certificate (brothers death certificate says Joseph P. Sheehan & Sarah (Donaldson) Sheehan

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR T. J. SHEEHAN

Funeral services for T. J. Sheehan, aged 58 years, 623 South Eighteenth street, who died in the Navarro Clinic about 11 o’clock Friday morning, were held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Mr. Sheehan had been a resident of Corsicana many years and was employed at the Magnolia Refinery here for the past 27 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Thomas Sheehan, Corsicana, and Cecil Sheehan, Kansas; two brothers, Henry Sheehan, Dallas, and Lee Sheehan, California; and several grandchildren.

Mr. Sheehan was a member of the Masonic and I. O. O. F. lodges.

The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Pallbearers were W. B. Baker, Tom Kirkham, J. D. McManus, Guy Henry, Pete O’Daniel, R. L. Dickson, W. D. Gilliam and Roy Pinkston.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Relatives, Friends Here for Funeral Of T. J. Sheehan

Among the large number of out-of-town sorrowing relatives and friends, here Saturday to attend the funeral of Mr. T. J. Sheehan who died Friday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sheehan and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Crews of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Brewer of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Metzky of Beaumont; Mr. Joe Thorp, Mr. Lawrence Noles, Mr. H. H. Pugh of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Carroll of Tyler; Mr. W. L. Alford, Mr. F. S. Smith, Mr. John K. Moore, and Mr. R. S. Plemons, and Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Drummond of Waco; Mr. J. P. Bragg, Austin; Mr. I. F. Slay, and Mr. Archie Browder, Hillsboro; Mr. Jack Slay, Mexia; Mr. W. B. Roberts, of Streetman; Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Green, Irwin; Mr. and Mrs. Garland Jackson, Palestine, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stern, Pampa.

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Almer Cecil Sheehan
Oct 2, 1902 - Oct 9, 1971

A. C. Sheehan

Alma Cecil Sheehan, 68, native of Corsicana , died Saturday in Wichita Kansas, where he had lived since 1932. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Catholic Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wichita, and graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. August Merkel, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiating. Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Helen C. Sheehan of Wichita; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Jeane Duffield of Los Angeles, Mrs. Mariann L. Graves of Blackwell, Kas., Mrs. Dixie I. Watts and Mrs. Patricia A. Hetzel of San Jose, California; one brother, Thomas D. Sheehan of Richmond Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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A. C. Sheehan

Graveside rites were held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Oakwood for Alma Cecil Sheehan, a native of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Wichita, Kansas. The Rev. August Merkel, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiated.

A veteran of World War I, he had lived in Wichita since 1932. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, one brother, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Sarah Elizabeth Dickie
Dec 12, 1868 - Sep 23, 1920

DIED AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.

Well Known Lady Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon.

Miss Elizabeth Dickie, aged 55 years, for many years a resident here and for a long time connected with the store of Jarrell, Elliott & Co., died at her home on North Eleventh Street yesterday afternoon at 3:30 after a long illness with tuberculosis, and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of her niece, Mrs. J. E. Hart, 124 West First Avenue, Rev. C. H. Booth and Rev. Lawrence Engleman will officiate and the pall bearers will be W. P. McCammon, F. A. Elliott, T.L. Scruggs, J. A. Jarrell, J. S. Millerman, Will Cheney, F. P. Wood and Geo. Miller.

The deceased had many friends here and her death, while not unexpected, called for many sincere expressions of regret.

The following honorary pallbearers were appointed by the Rebekah Lodge, of which Miss Dickey was a member:

Mrs. Dr. Lindley, Mrs. Whitten, Mrs. J. B. McPhail, Mrs. A. H. Piper, Mrs. Joe Wilson, Mrs. Della Albritton, Mrs. T. E. Franklin, Mrs. John Hughes, Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mrs. Sam Spikes.

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J. R. Duncan, Sr.
Oct 12, 1845 - May 4, 1920

Died Yesterday Afternoon

J. R. Duncan, aged 75 years and 6 months, died at the home of his son, J. R. Duncan, Jr., off North Tenth Street yesterday afternoon, after a long illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 2:30.

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Lucia R. Robbins
Nov 30, 1835 - Oct 3, 1920

VENERABLE LADY PASSES AWAY

Remains Were Interred in Oakwood This Afternoon.

Miss Lucia Robbins, aged 85 years, died last night at the home of her niece, Miss Helen Robbins, 713 West Fourth Avenue, and her remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Gilmore, pastor of the Unitarian church in Dallas, and S. M. Kerr, Hon. J. H Woods, W. H. Hastings, W. P. McCammon, A. D. Douglas, Dr. L. E. Kelton, and Messrs, Sanders and Moore of Dallas, acted as pallbearers. The funeral was largely attended and there were numerous floral offerings.

The deceased, who was a native of Massachusetts, had lived in Corsicana about twenty years, and had many warm friends who are pained at her death.

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Calvin L. Fewell
Jan 7, 1843 - Mar 12, 1920

Funeral Was Well Attended.

The remains of the late C. L. Fewell were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon by the Odd Fellows, after an impressive service at the house, conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth. Instead of reading the usual Bible quotations used on funeral occasions Mr. Booth read one of the Psalms and from one of Paul’s letters, both of which were favorites of the deceased in his life. On these and the life of the deceased the minister made appropriate remarks, and Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. J. L. Dockum, Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd Kerr sang. There were numerous pretty floral offerings.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 15, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Richard Robert Fewell and Mary Buchanan (Adeneal) Fewell per rootsweb (death certificate says Mary O’Dean)

Mary A. (Jackson) Fewell
Oct 12, 1839 - Jan 18, 1919

WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD.

Mrs. C. L. Fewell Passes Away After Long Illness.

Mrs. Mary A. Fewell, wife of Mr. C. L. Fewell, for many years a highly esteemed woman of Corsicana, died at P. and S. hospital at 10:50 Saturday night after a long illness. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age, and is survived by her husband and one child, Mrs. Emmett Polk of Chicago. The funeral took place from the family home on West Fourth Avenue, at 10 o’clock this morning and was largely attended. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth and the following acted as pall bearers:

Active—J. S. Murchison, Walter Beaton, J. M. Kerr, J. E. Decherd, E. M. Polk, S. B. Robinson and S. M. Kerr.

Honorary—Geo. T. Jester, B. L. Davis, T. G. Brooks, T. P. Kerr, T. J. Walton and Oscar Smith.

There were numerous floral offerings sent in by those who loved the deceased in life, and who join the entire community in sympathy for the bereaved husband and daughter.

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Lilly (Kelly) Williamson
May 17, 1882 - Aug 20, 1920

DIED IN COLORADO.

Body Will Be Brought To Corsicana For Burial.

Mrs. J. E. Williamson of this city died yesterday in Colorado Springs, where she had gone for her health. The body will be brought to Corsicana for burial, funeral arrangements to be announced later.

Mrs. Williamson was thirty-eight years of age. She is survived by her husband and three children, Merle, Kelly and James Edward; also by a mother, Mrs. A. F. Kelly, of Black Hills; four sisters, Mrs. E. C. Sears of Corsicana; Mrs. Dick Parrish, of Emhouse; Mrs. C. W. Dorman, of Corsicana; Mrs. Ben Todd, of Black Hills and Mrs. H. P. Cook of Emhouse; and three brothers, H. W. Kelly, of Tehuacana; W. R. Kelly of Dallas and H. M. Kelly of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Williamson has lived in Corsicana for the past nine years. She left two months ago for Wichita Falls to visit her husband who was working at that place. She was taken sick while there, and accompanied by Mr. Williamson, went to Colorado Springs where she passed away at noon yesterday.

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BURIED THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains Arrived Last Night From Colorado Springs.

The funeral of Mrs. J. E. Williamson, who died In Colorado Springs on Tuesday, was held here this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the home of her brother-in-law, E. C. Sears, 716 South Fifteenth street. The body arrived here last night from Colorado Springs.

Rev. G. W. Sanders of Bowie conducted the funeral services.

Mrs. Williamson was the wife of J. E. Williamson, a former well known resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years, but who has been making his home in Wichita Falls for the last few months. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city and the members of the Sunday School class to which she belonged attended the funeral in a body in order to show their love and appreciation of their departed member.

The active pall bearers were G. W. Boyd, J. M. Pugh, Joe Parrish, T. P. Shivers, S. W. Rabb and J. E. Skinner. The honorary pall bearers were C. A. Middleton, T. J. Brennan, J. J. Sikes, J. F. Garvin, J. C. Calhoun, L. W. Shivers and Mrs. C. A. Middleton, Mrs. J. H. Patterson, Mrs. Hood Cheney, Mrs. George F. Miller, Mrs. W. Roy Medaris, Mrs. Zeke Slaughter.

There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place thus attesting the love and esteem in which this good woman was held.

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James Edward “Jim Ed” Williamson, Sr.
Oct 16, 1883 - Apr 10, 1959

J. E. Williamson Rites Saturday

Jim Ed Williamson, 75, retired trucking contractor, died at Twilight Home Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member.

Surviving are three sons, Merle Williamson, Irving; Kelly Williamson, Ardmore, Okla., and James E. Williamson, Jr., USAF, Okinawa; three brothers, Lonnie Williamson, Sulphur Springs; Auburn Williamson, Corsicana, and Virgil Williamson, Baytown; a sister, Mrs. Herman Kelly, Denton; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. L. Charles, Noel D. Hook, Terry Sutton, Wayne Kelly, W. D. Bennett and A. L. Weeks.

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Owen Charles Collins
Feb 5, 1892 - May 20, 1920

O. C. COLLINS FOUND DEAD

Mystery Surrounds Corsicanan’s Death; Shot in Head 4 Times

By Associated Press.
Port Arthur, Texas, May 21.—Mystery surrounds the death of O. C. Collins of Corsicana, whose body was found in his room on Proctor street today.

It is believed that he was murdered, as he was shot through the head four times.

The body will be shipped to Corsicana.

Daily Sun.

The deceased man was the youngest son of the late R. M. Collins and wife, for many years residents here and Owen was born and reared here. C. B. Sutherland received a telegram today from Charles Collins, a brother, who now lives in Temple, instructing him to have the grave ready for burial Monday morning.

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FUNERAL HERE TOMORROW

Body of Young Man Killed at Port Arthur Will Be Buried Here

The remains of Owens Collins, who was found shot to death in his room at Port Arthur yesterday morning will arrive here at 5 o’clock this afternoon and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon in Oakwood, with services at the grave conducted by Rev. M. W. Clark. Besides his mother, brother and sisters, the deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Collins, his mother, and Chas. Collins, a brother, reached here today, the mother coming from San Angelo and the brother coming from Temple. The body was accompanied here by Roy Collins, a younger brother, who was also living in Port Arthur. The deceased was in the navy during the war, and since the war ended he had been a repairer of shop engines and made his home in Port Arthur. The mother and brother who arrived here today had learned no particulars of his death up to the time they reached here but expect to learn when the brother reaches here with the body this afternoon. The deceased was born in 1892 and was twenty-eight years old in February last.

Gus Kennedy, H. T. Sparks, Geo. Leonard, Ed Leonard, Henry Walker and Sam Millerman will act as pallbearers.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Owen Collins took place in Oakwood at 4 o’clock yesterday, and was well attended and there were numerous floral offerings.

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Louis Dukes
Jan 1, 1902 - Jan 18, 1920

BODY REACHED HERE FRIDAY

Young Man Who Died in Kansas City Buried Here

The remains of Louis Dukes, the 19-year-old son of Mrs. R. D. Waters who lives near Zion’s Rest, reached here last night from Kansas City, where death took place a week ago, and the funeral took place this afternoon from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. L. C. Howell officiated and a good number of friends witnessed the last sad rites. The young man was attending an automobile school when taken sick.

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In Memoriam.

The pure spirit of Louis Dukes has left its tenement of clay and winged its way upward through the shades of night in into the bright realms above, there to join his father and a host of other relatives who have gone on before. His was a short but a pure life. He was a dutiful and obedient son, kind and thoughtful to his brothers, and , there being no girls in the family. Was his mothers help. Oh, how her heart must ache for her darling boy! The call to come home was very sudden and unexpected and was made----as Louis was just entering into manhood, he being only eighteen years and 17 days old. We are made to ask why should the grim reaper of death mow down the tender flower? Why did they not left to bloom and bring comfort to the hearts? That is a question alone that God can answer. The stem was cut the flower withered and died but death is only a dream: the slumber is peaceful. The awakening is happy. Weep not, dear mother, I know you can’t say as many others have said that all was done that loving hands could do as he died so far away from here, but look to the bright side and think a day is coming when all will be made known, and Louis has paid a debt that all must pay sooner or later. He leaves a loving mother, a step-father and five brothers to mourn his going.

A FRIEND.

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Died in Kansas City.

Louis Dukes, son of Mrs. R. D. Waters, who lives near Zion’s Rest died in Kansas City Saturday night and the remains are to be brought here for interment. The deceased was eighteen years old and died of pneumonia and influenza. He was in Kansas City attending an automobile school when taken sick.

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Matilda M. (Smyth) Armstrong
Feb 12, 1840 - Jan 14, 1920

DIED IN FORT WORTH.

Remains of Former Pastor’s Wife to Be Buried in Oakwood.

Mrs. R. C. Armstrong, wife of Rev. R. C. Armstrong, and mother of Mrs. Mittie McCammon, died this morning at eleven o’clock. The remains will reach here tomorrow morning at 11:15 o’clock and the funeral will take place from the Houston and Texas Central depot. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Remains Interred Here Today.

The remains of Mrs. Matilda Armstrong, wife of Rev. R. C. Armstrong who died in Fort Worth yesterday reached here this morning at 11:15 over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery immediately after the body reached here. The funeral services at the grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. Bratfield of Dallas and Rev. C. H. Booth of Corsicana. The husband of the deceased was at one time pastor of the First Methodist Church here, and the deceased had many friends here who were pained to learn of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong were married in 1864, and had lived together for fifty-six years. The deceased is survived by five children, Judge Geo. W. Armstrong, R. C. Armstrong, Jr., Mrs. Mittie McCammon, Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. A. B. Flanary, all of Fort Worth.

Music at the grave was furnished by Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Edgar Metcalf and C. L. Knox. The pall bearers were Geo. T. Jester, R. N. Elliott, J. J. Jackson, Ralph Beaton, W. A. Tarver, J. D. Cunningham, W. M. Tatum, Geo. Whytte and W. W. Gage.

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Thomas Luther Burgess
Jul 29, 1875 - Nov 1, 1920

NOTICE

All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the I. O. O. F. Hall at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon to attend funeral of T. L. Burgess which will be conducted from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 4 o’clock.

J. W. HIGGINBOTHAM, N. G.
W. W. CLOPTON, Secretary

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Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late T. L. Burgess, who was at one time a resident of the Pursley community, and of the Thorp addition here, and who met his death some days ago by a boiler explosion at Bridgeport, were buried here this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking parlor, the services being under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Holloway) Huskey
abt 1866 - Jan 31, 1920

WAS FORMER RESIDENT HERE.

Remains Will Be Brought Here For Burial

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Nutt received a telegram yesterday from Seattle, Washington, notifying them of the death there Saturday night of Mrs. Lizzie Huskey, mother of Mrs. Nutt and who was a former resident here. Another telegram came to Mr. and Mrs. Nutt today saying that Mrs. George Luckinson, a sister of Mrs. Nutt, also of Seattle, was very low.

The deceased is survived by the following children, Mrs. Bruce Nutt, Mrs. Elliott of Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Boynis, and the following brothers and sisters; Morgan, Will and Frank Holloway, all of Corsicana, Price Holloway of Sour Lake, Arthur Holloway of Dallas, Elmer Holloway of De Leon and Mrs. Joe Magness of Corsicana.

Mrs. Huskey had lived in this city for a number of years, and was a member of the Methodist church and has many friends who will be pained to learn of her death. The remains will be shipped to Corsicana for burial and the services will take place from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Holloway on West 7th Avenue, the announcement of which will be made later.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 2, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles J. “Charlie” Huskey married Dec. 6, 1882 d/o Robert Layfayette “Fate” Holloway and Irene Tennessee “Tennie” (Skinner) Holloway per death certificate
  • Oakwood Cemetery

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Bodies of Mother and Daughter Both En Route to Corsicana.

This morning about 9 o’clock Bruce Nutt received a message from Warren Bonine of Pierre, South Dakota, saying that his wife, Mrs. Miller Huskey Bonine, had died there at 4:30 o’clock this morning, and that he would bring her body to Corsicana for interment.

The remains of Mrs. Huskey, mother of Mrs. Bonine, who died in Seattle, Washington, a few days ago, are now en route here for interment.

This double sorrow is a severe shock to Mrs. Nutt and other relatives here, and they will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

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BODIES ARRIVED LAST NIGHT.

Mother and Daughter Will Be Buried in Oakwood Tomorrow.

The remains of Mrs. Lizzie Huskey, who died In Seattle, Washington, a week ago, and those of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Bonine, who died in Pierre, South Dakota, Saturday night both reached Corsicana last night over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and their funerals will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Morgan Holloway, 1511 West Seventh avenue, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Revs. A. D. Porter, M. W. Clark and C. H. Booth, will officiate and the following will act as pallbearers:

C. O. Dale, W. R. Smith, Geo. Ferrell, N. F. Garrett, S. H. King, J. S. Millerman, Wesley Edens, E. E. Basbers, Ashford Vandiver, J. Frank Williams, Dr. E. E. Sanner and Dr. O. L. Smith.

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They Received More Sad News.

Morgan Holloway received a telegram today from Seattle, Washington saying that Mrs. Will Luckington was very low and was hardly expected to live through today. The sick lady is the daughter of the late Mrs. Lizzie Huskey and the sister of the late Mrs. Warren Bonine, both of whom were buried here yesterday. She is a niece of Morgan Holloway and a sister of Mrs. Burce Nutt.

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DOUBLE FUNERAL THIS EVENING

Mother and Daughter Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Lizzie Huskey and her daughter, Mrs. Warren Bonine, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral occurring from the home of Morgan Holloway at 2 o’clock. A large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Miller (Huskey) Bonine
? - Feb. 6, 1920

Bodies of Mother and Daughter Both En Route to Corsicana.

This morning about 9 o’clock Bruce Nutt received a message from Warren Bonine of Pierre, South Dakota, saying that his wife, Mrs. Miller Huskey Bonine, had died there at 4:30 o’clock this morning, and that he would bring her body to Corsicana for interment.

The remains of Mrs. Huskey, mother of Mrs. Bonine, who died in Seattle, Washington, a few days ago, are now en route here for interment.

This double sorrow is a severe shock to Mrs. Nutt and other relatives here, and they will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

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BODIES ARRIVED LAST NIGHT.

Mother and Daughter Will Be Buried in Oakwood Tomorrow.

The remains of Mrs. Lizzie Huskey, who died In Seattle, Washington, a week ago, and those of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Bonine, who died in Pierre, South Dakota, Saturday night both reached Corsicana last night over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and their funerals will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Morgan Holloway, 1511 West Seventh avenue, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Revs. A. D. Porter, M. W. Clark and C. H. Booth, will officiate and the following will act as pallbearers:

C. O. Dale, W. R. Smith, Geo. Ferrell, N. F. Garrett, S. H. King, J. S. Millerman, Wesley Edens, E. E. Basbers, Ashford Vandiver, J. Frank Williams, Dr. E. E. Sanner and Dr. O. L. Smith.

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They Received More Sad News.

Morgan Holloway received a telegram today from Seattle, Washington saying that Mrs. Will Luckington was very low and was hardly expected to live through today. The sick lady is the daughter of the late Mrs. Lizzie Huskey and the sister of the late Mrs. Warren Bonine, both of whom were buried here yesterday. She is a niece of Morgan Holloway and a sister of Mrs. Burce Nutt.

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DOUBLE FUNERAL THIS EVENING

Mother and Daughter Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Lizzie Huskey and her daughter, Mrs. Warren Bonine, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral occurring from the home of Morgan Holloway at 2 o’clock. A large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Capt. Elijah S. Bennett
Jun 29, 1829-Dec 4, 1872

[from his wife's obituary}

The deceased was the widow of Capt. Bennett a gallant Confederate veteran, who was killed here soon after the Civil War by a federal soldier who had located I Corsicana and who was himself killed while trying to escape after having been arrested for killing Capt. Bennett. The deceased was the grand mother of Mrs. Henry Robbins of Corsicana, Mrs. Earle Kinsolving of Fort Worth and Mrs. Hazel Coates Silsbee of San Antonio, all of whom were here for the funeral.

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Eugene Alford Collum
Dec 27, 1853 - Apr 5, 1920

EUGENE A. COLLUM DEAD.

Long Time and Highly Respected Citizen of Corsicana Passes Away.

E. A. (Gee) Collum, aged 66 years, died at his home on West First Avenue and North Sixteenth street this morning at 2:30 o’clock, after an illness of several weeks, and the remains will be laid at rest in Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

“Gee” Collum as he was known to all the older people of the city, came to Corsicana nearly fifty years ago, and with several brothers, established Collum Bros. mill and for several years they were engaged in the general milling business. The mill later burned and E. A. Collum went into the service of the Houston and Texas Central railroad, where he has been a clerk in the freight department for the past 32 years, and in all those years he has been the same kindly courteous and genial gentleman, and those who had frequent dealings with him were his closest friends. He was also a friend to the young people, and his friends among the young men and boys were limited only to his acquaintance, and that was most extensive. He was indeed a true son of the Old South having been born in the State of Mississippi. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Tom G. Johnston, and two grandsons, Eugene C. Johnston, who is now in West Point Military Academy, and who will graduate from that institution in June, and Dave Johnston, a student in the Corsicana High School. These immediate members of his family will miss him sorely, for he was indeed a home-loving man and lived only for those near and dear to him.

The family services will take place at the family home tomorrow Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock with the Rev. Charles Oberschmidt, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiating. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.

The pall bearers will be as follows: E. O. Vaughan, Ed Glover, O. E. Hyndman, Elmer Keith, Q. M. Peterson, W. A. Mowlam, Joe Lunn, G. E. Mitchell, Meyer Cohen, Chas. Terry, Lawrence Collum.

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FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains of Good Citizen Buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

The funeral of the late E. A. Collum was held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the family home at 620 West First avenue, with the Rev. Charles Oberschmidt officiating, interment being in Oakwood cemetery. A large number of friends of this good man in his life followed his remains to their last resting place and sorrowed with the family at his departing. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, this attesting the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.

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Cassandra “Cassie” (Blackburn) Guthrie
Jul 17, 1857 - Sep 6, 1920

FUNERAL SATURDAY

Burial Will Take Place From Residence of J. M. Blackburn.

The remains of the late Mrs. E. L. Gutherie who died in California several days ago, will arrive n Corsicana in Corsicana at 5:38 Saturday morning on the H. & T. C. and the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence of J. M. Blackburn, 415 North 12 th Street.

The pallbearers are as follows: Francis McKie, Pat Loggins, W. H. Hastings, Dell Cobb, Kenneth Bullock, Walter Burgess, Perry McCammon.

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Mrs. Walter Guthrie, Miss May Lea Guthrie of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Will Miller of Amarillo are all here, coming on the sad mission of attending the funeral of Mrs. Guthrie. Walter and Miss Margaret Guthrie, who were with their mother at the time of her death, accompanied the remains here. Many friends sympathize deeply with them. Those knowing Mrs. Guthrie well appreciated her refinement and quiet worth, that breeding that evidenced the fact of her descent from two distinguished families of Kentucky and Illinois, and her unpretentious sweetness of character.

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Mrs. Walter Guthrie and daughter, May Lea, left Tuesday for Wichita Falls, after attending the funeral of the late Mrs. Guthrie. Miss May Lea will return to State University this year.

Messrs. Will Blackburn, Jack Blackburn, Walter Guthrie and Mrs. Will Miller have returned to their respective homes in Illinois, Dallas, Wichita Falls and Amarillo, after attending the funeral of their sister and mother, Mrs. E. L. Guthrie. Miss Margaret Guthrie remains several weeks with friends before returning to her home in California.

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Walter Blackburn Guthrie
Aug 17, 1873 - Apr 21, 1941

FORMER CORSICANAN DIES WICHITA FALLS TO BE BURIED HERE

W. B. Guthrie, age 62 years, died at his home in Wichita Falls Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery here at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Guthrie was a former resident of Corsicana and was well known in oil circles.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Mae Lea Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. McCurdy, Austin; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Spaulding, Orange, California; two granddaughters, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements here.

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FORMER CORSICANAN BURIED HERE TODAY; DIED WICHITA FALLS

W. B. Guthrie, aged 62 years, former Corsicana oil operator, died at his home in Wichita Falls Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held in Wichita Falls Wednesday morning with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Mae Lea of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. McCurdy, Austin; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Spaulding, Orange, Calif., two granddaughters and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. Otis Sory, district Methodist superintendent.

Pallbearers were Percy Blackburn, Edgar Blackburn, W. T. Sparks, R. A. Caldwell, Robert Watt and Guy Gibson.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Addie May (Lea) Guthrie
May 19, 1878 - Oct 17, 1958

Rites Saturday Mrs. Guthrie

Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Guthrie, 80, who died of a heart attack at her home, 951 West Seventh avenue, Friday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Guthrie was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Lea, pioneer residents. She resided in Wichita Falls for a number of years before returning to Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John A. McCurdy, Austin, two granddaughters, six great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Tuttle, Corsicana; and a sister –in-law, Mrs. Preston Lea, Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers will be C. B. Haley, L. P. Forsythe, Frank Garner, John Garner, Edwin Garner, Bell White, Jr., F. L. Haver, E. Y. Cunningham and W. P. McCammon. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Memorial Service Sunday Morning For Mrs. Guthrie

A short memorial service was held in the Adult Assembly of First Methodist Church School Sunday morning in honor of the late Mrs. Walter B. Guthrie, a devoted and enthusiastic attendant at all worship programs of the Assembly.

In charge of service were Mmes. A. A. Allison and R. A. Caldwell, members of Mrs. Jester’s Sunday School Class, of which Mrs. Guthrie was member and assistant teacher.

Ms. Allison red the “Twenty-Third Psalm” and told of the many outstanding characteristics of Mrs. Guthrie, and Mrs. Caldwell paid tribute to the deceased in an original poem and prayer.

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Relatives Attended Last Rites Former Corsicana Resident

Mr. and Mrs. John McCurdy of Austin, Mrs. W. E. Crump of Wichita Falls and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Spaulding of Orange, Calif., accompanied Mrs. Mae Lea Guthrie and the remains of her late husband, Walter B. Guthrie to Corsicana, Wednesday from Wichita Falls for the burial service at Oakwood Cemetery at 4 o’clock.

Mrs. Guthrie is remaining with her mother, Mrs. P. M. Lea and sister, Mrs. H. E. Tuttle for some time.

Mrs. Spaulding, sister of the deceased, and Mr. Spaulding, who were guests of Mrs. Mattie Houston Wednesday evening and today, left this afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. Crump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Lea of Wichita Falls, on their return to California.

Mr. and Mrs. McCurdy returned to Austin today.

Deepest sympathy is extended Mrs. Guthrie, her daughters, Mrs. McCurdy and Mrs. Spaulding, by their host of Corsicana friends at this time of their deep sorrow.

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Lelia Coffey
Jan 22, 1896 - Feb 22, 1920

Died Here This Morning

Miss Lelia Coffey, aged 21 years died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mollie Coffey, on east Tenth Avenue of pneumonia and influenza. The deceased is survived by her mother and two brothers, Homer Coffey and General Coffey and sister, Mrs. Revis Perry, all of Corsicana. The deceased was a niece of B. D. Owen of Drane, and had other relatives in the county. The funeral took place this afternoon with interment in Oakwood, Elder W. L. Phillips, Jr. of Navarro officiating.

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John Fountain Wright, Jr.
1916 - Feb 17, 1920

RECEIVED SAD MESSAGE

Young Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wright Dies in Homer, La.

Mr. T. M. Cobb received a telegram this morning telling of the death of the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wright in Homer, La. Mrs. Wright will be remembered here as Miss Hattie Cobb and her many friends in Corsicana will extend their deepest sympathy to her in her hour of sorrow. The remains will be brought here for burial but the time of their arrival is not yet known.

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BURIED THIS AFTERNOON

Remains of Little Boy Laid to Rest in Oakwood Cemetery.

The remains of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wright who died in Homer, La., Tuesday night arrived in Corsicana this morning and were buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of the parents of Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Cobb, 1226 West Third Avenue, with Rev. B. W. Vining officiating, and interment in Oakwood Cemetery. A large concourse of friends of the family paid their last sad respects and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The mother of the deceased will be remembered here as Miss Hattie Cobb before her marriage.

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Hodge Stanley
Aug 5, 1880 - Jan 25, 1920

DIED IN EL PASO.

Remains of Hodge Stanley Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow.

Word was received here today by Mr. G. A. Stanley telling of the death of his son, Hodge Stanley, in the Homan Sanitarium at El Paso. The deceased is 40 years of age and has been in bad health for some time and has been in El Paso for the past six months. He was unmarried. The body will arrive in Corsicana Sunday at 11:15 over the H. & T. C. and will be taken to the residence of G. A. Stanley, 1526 West Sixth avenue, from which place the funeral will take place at 4 o’clock the same afternoon. The following will act as pall bearers: John Hughes, Edgar Metcalf, Zeek Slaughter and Arthur Caldwell.

The Odd Fellows will attend the funeral in a body and will assemble at their lodge rooms at 3 o’clock.

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Attention, Odd Fellows.

You are commanded to meet at the I. O. O. F. Hall at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon for the purpose of attending the funeral of Bro. Hodge Stanley, from the residence of his father, 1526 West Sixth Avenue.

Attest: J. C. MASON, N. G.
W. W. CLOPTON, Sec’y

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Funeral Was Largely Attended

The remains of the late Hodge Stanley were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon. There was a large procession of friends in the funeral procession and at the grave and many pretty floral offerings.

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Jennie Hodge
abt 1848 - Jun 27, 1920

Died at Angus

Miss Jennie Hodge, aged 72 years, died at the home of her brother, E. A. Hodge, near Angus, last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood here this afternoon at 5:30

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Florence Williamson
abt 1872 - Mar 31, 1920

TEACHER PASSES AWAY.

Miss Florence Williamson Died in Sanitarium in Dallas Yesterday.

Miss Florence Williamson, for ten years or more a teacher in the Corsicana public schools, and for several years principal of the Stephen F. Austin ward school, died in the Oaklawn Sanitarium in Dallas yesterday, following a nervous breakdown in Colorado last summer while there on vacation. The news of the death of Miss Williamson, while not a surprise to the community, came as a shock, for our public schools never had a more popular teacher, one loved alike by pupils and parents, and there was no more polished and accomplished and lovable woman. The deceased was a native of Alabama, but taught in Wortham and Kerens before coming to Corsicana.

The remains reached here today at 4 o’clock, and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Nash and the funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Charles Oberschmidt will officiate and Messrs. J. D. Jackson, J. E. Blair, S. M. Kerr, Walter Burgess, G. E. Mitchell, J. G. Comfort, W. P. McCammon and Murphy Williams will act as pall bearers.

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A SPLENDID TRIBUTE

Body of Miss Florence Williamson Now Rests in Oakwood.

The tribute paid Miss Florence Williamson’s memory by the people of Corsicana this morning was as sincere as it was splendid. Prior to her death she had been principal of the Stephen F. Austin school for fifteen years. In that time and by reason of her recognized talent and superior qualities she built for herself a lasting monument in the hearts of our people.

Miss Williamson was a native of Wilcox county, Ala., and before coming to Corsicana had taught at other points in the State. Last summer her strength gave way and from that time until her death she was in a sanitarium at Dallas, where many of her Corsicana friends visited her from time to time, and where death came to her Wednesday afternoon. Her body was brought here yesterday and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Nash, both of whom were her devoted friends. This morning at 10 o’clock funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian Church by the pastor, Rev. Charles Oberschmidt. Miss Williamson was a member of that church and Rev. Mr. Oberschmidt was her pastor. The alter was covered with flowers. The services were largely attended and there were scores of school children present. A choir composed of Mr. Lloyd Kerr, Mrs. Percy Townsend, Mrs. Walter Fendley and Mr. Edgar Metcalf sang appropriate songs. Rev. Mr. Oberschmidt spoke with earnestness and paid Miss Williamson a high tribute as a teacher and Christian woman. “She was devoted to her work,” he said, “and gave to it the weight of a cultured mind. She was, “he continued, “truly a great teacher. She possessed all those qualities that go to make up the true teacher. Her place will be hard to fill.” Of her as a member of the church the minister said: “She was intensely loyal to her church and gave a tenth of her income to the cause of her Master. She was always bright and cheerful and winsome. I never heard her complain. It was always good to be associated with her. There is no doubt but that she is at rest. May her influence and sweet nature,” her pastor said, in closing, “strengthen us to bear our afflictions as she bore hers.”

Two brothers, John Williamson of Enid, Okla., and Henry Williamson of Beaumont, and a cousin, Miss Sallie Kirven of Marlin, attended the funeral.

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A Great Teacher.

The death of Miss Florence Williamson was one of the saddest events that has come under my observation in many a year. Her going away is the loss of one of the country’s greatest teachers. In my experience in city schools, in the State Normal School, and in the University, I have come into intimate acquaintance with several thousand teachers. Seldom have I known one who measured up to the high degree of efficiency and success achieved by Miss Williamson. By native endowment, by training, and by experience she was extraordinarily equipped for her chosen life work. In lofty intellectual and moral ideals, in especial sympathy with child nature, in unflagging patience and unfaltering enthusiasm, she had few equals. Her school work was the very breath of her life. In it she lived, moved, and had her being. In unstinted devotion in her task and unqualified consecration to the great work she had undertaken, I have seldom known her equal. With her teaching was a passion. She threw into it every ounce of energy she possessed, and gave her very best self in the service of the children. Nothing was ever allowed to interfere with her work.

It is needless to say that without exception, her pupils loved her with that pure and unselfish devotion peculiar to childhood. Her remarkable tact and wise judgement won her the high confidence and esteem of the parents and the children likewise. Both as a teacher and as principal of the school she had a remarkable hold on her patrons. It would be impossible to measure or to over-estimate the good she did during her brief life of service in the school room. While her work was in a humble sphere, it was far reaching in its influence and consequences. I doubt if there are many people, even in Corsicana, who fully comprehend and appreciate the great unselfish service she rendered the community. It may be truthfully said that she literally gave her life for the good of the children of Corsicana. The work of the teacher at best is a most trying and nerve-wearing vocation. And when a teacher refuses to conserve her energies, but throws her whole self into the work. It is not surprising that her nervous system gives way under the terrific strain. It is no exaggeration to say that Miss Williamson sacrificed her life on the altar of teaching. Friends may erect a lofty column of marble to perpetuate her memory; but her most splendid and enduring monument will be the unending esteem and affection and appreciation of the boys and girls whom she has taught.

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Florence Williamson Memorial Fund.

The committee for the Florence Williamson Memorial Fund, wishes to thank the friends and pupils of Miss Williamson who so cheerfully and liberally contributed to this fund and made it possible for this sacred spot to be beautified by being well filled in, a nice concrete coping already completed and paid for and the neat sum of $10.09 on hand with which to purchase a beautiful “Memorial Pillow” for her grave as soon as the ground is well settled.

We also wish to thank the Sun for their efficient and kind assistance in aiding us to carry out our plans so successfully.

Miss Florence Williamson was one of Corsicana’s most beloved teachers, she was a part of the Third Ward school, having served there for many years, prior to her passing.

This school is equipped with a nice piano, Victrola, many beautiful pictures adorn the walls, and these things were made possible her leadership, assisted by other teachers in that school and the little children.

She has built a monument in the character of the little children she taught, and in the hearts of their mothers, more lasting than any marble that we can erect to her memory.
(Signed.) COMMITTEE.

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Sarah Louise “Lou” (Burleson) Bonham
Nov 7, 1844 - Dec 11, 1920

Died in Beaumont.

Miss Eula Anderson received a message late this afternoon stating that her aunt, Mrs. M. L Bonham died in Beaumont this morning and the remains would be shipped to Corsicana arriving here Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Funeral Held Here Today.

The remains of Mrs. Sarah L. Bonham, aged 76, who died in Beaumont last Saturday, were interred in Oakwood here today, the funeral taking place from the home of Miss Bessie Hail, 20009 West Fifth Avenue, at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and there were many pretty flowers sent in by those who knew and loved the deceased when she made her home here. The active pall bearers were C. H. Delafoose, Dr. Burnett, Sam Millerman, Ben Sweatman, F. A. Elliott, J. A. Jarrell, W. W. Walton and Chas. Baker.

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Ida Moore (Nicholson) Franklin
Aug 30, 1860 - Dec 11, 1920

Well Known Lady Passes away.

Mrs. Ida Franklin, wife of F. E. Franklin, died at the family home on East Second Avenue at 7 o’clock Saturday night after a long illness. The deceased had long been a resident here and she was much loved and highly regarded by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Seymour of Dallas, and a number of other relatives who have the sympathy of the community in their great sorrow.

The funeral took place from the home at 2:30 this afternoon, with Rev. C. H. Booth officiating. There were many beautiful flowers and a large procession followed the remains to Oakwood. The following were active pall bearers: Note Goodman, Will Walton, Harry Sedgeley, E. M. Polk, Edgar Metcalf, Walter Douglas, Henry Robbins and Arthur Sutherland. The honorary pall bearers were those lady members of the Rebeckah lodge: Mrs. R. M. Witten, Mrs. W. J. Seelig, Mrs. Joe Wilson, Mrs. Dr. Lindley, Mrs. A. H. Piper, Mrs. Sam Spikes, Mrs. Della Albritton, Mrs. J. C. Hughes, Mrs. Minnie Brown, Mrs. Rosa Hart, Mrs. L. C. McCandless, Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mrs. Seba Sheets, Miss Nellie Lindley, and Mrs. Hallie Steeley.

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Obituary.

Mrs. Ida Franklin was born in Tupelo, Miss., August 30, 1860, and died in Corsicana, December 11, 1920. With her father and mother she moved to Texas in 1877 and made her home in this state until her death. She was Miss Ida Moore Nicholson and was married to F. E. Franklin on December 12, 1882. To this union one daughter was born she being Mrs. Clyde Seymoure, her home at the present being in Dallas. At an early age the subject of this sketch was converted and became very interested in church work. For a great many years she was a faithful and much loved teacher in the First Methodist church of Corsicana and was an untiring worker. It was at her request that the active pallbearers be chosen from among the boys she taught and the following tenderly escorted the remains of their beloved teacher to their last resting place: Note Goodman, Will Walton, Edgar Metcalf, Harry Sedgley, E. M. Polk, Walter Douglas, Henry Robbins and Arthur Sutherland. The honorary pall bearers were from the Rebekah Degree team and were as follows: Mesdames R. M. Whitten, W. J. Selig, Joe Wilson, Dr. Lindley, A. H. Piper, Sam Spikes, Della Albritton, J. C. Hughes, Minnie Brown, Rosa Hart, L. C. McCandless, Ray Thompson, Seba Sheets, Hallie Steeley, and Miss Nellie Lindley. She was a member of the C. R. A. and had been president for a long while. She was also survived by a nephew, Leslie Franklin, whom she had raised from an infant of two weeks.

In the death of this good woman a husband has lost a wife, a child, a mother and the church an ardent worker. A void is created by her departure to those celestial shores which time can only eliminate and only the knowledge that she is safe in the realm of the Kingdom of God makes the great sorrow of her loved ones bearable. Her memory will live and the father and daughter can find solace in knowing that she waits them in Heaven where there is no parting.

The funeral took place December 13, 1920, conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Resolutions of Respect.

Corsicana, Texas, January 2, 1921

To Bro. F. E. Franklin and Family, City.

Realizing the irreparable loss that we sustain in the death of Sister Ida M. Franklin, which occurred on Dec. 11, 1920, we are prompted to offer the following:

In her loyalty to the U. B. A. she stood pre-eminently; having served us for some time as President, which position she executed with credit to herself and the Order.

The vacancy caused by her death will be filled with great difficulty, as she was endowed with special qualifications as a Fraternalist.

To her devoted family, who so deeply mourn the passing of her spirit, we would say: It must be a wonderful consolation to think of her measure of perserverance, patience and other virtues too numerous to mention.

The home, no doubt seems vacant and cheerless without her, however, it may prove an incentive towards a more Celestial aspiration.

This is only a few of the many good remembrances of Sister Franklin, feeble expressed, by the membership of Corsicana Lodge No. 5, United Benevolent Association.

H. R. STEWART, Sec’y.

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Samuel Otis “Sam” Wofford
Apr 16, 1877 - Dec 10, 1920

MAN KILLED BY MEXICAN

Man Runs Amuck on a Train, Attacking Men Nearest to Him

Granger, Texas, Dec. 11—Just before the southbound Katy passenger train due to reach Granger at 2:20 p.m., arrived here, a Mexican ran amuck in a car and attacked a number of passengers with a knife.

S. O. Wofford, a traveling man from Austin, was the first man attacked by the Mexican. His jugular vein was severed and he died within a short time.

Will Fisher, a farmer of Bartlett, was slashed on his face and body. William Wallace, the third man, seated nearest the crazed Mexican, was cut in several places. The recovery of both Fisher and Wallace is considered doubtful. Wallace’s home is said to be at Eufaula, Ok.

The Mexican used a razor on all three of the men. He escaped from the train by jumping through a window. A posse of citizens gave chase and after searching the country near the place of his escape, Manuel Sagu was captured and taken to the Georgetown jail for safe-keeping.

The above appeared in the Dallas News this morning, and about the time the News reached here the body of the murdered man, reached here for Austin for interment here. The deceased who traveled out of Austin for the Ell Lilly & Co., was forty-three years old and is survived by his wife and two sons. His wife is the daughter of the late W. L. Derden, for many years a highly esteemed citizen of Corsicana, and she is a sister of Mrs. John R. Mays, Joe Derden, Miss Queen Derden of Corsicana, Mrs. J. A. Coates of San Antonio, Mrs. Ed Pell of Houston. The deceased was reared in Athens, and is survived by these brothers and sisters, all of whom are here for the funeral: Mrs. C. M. Coleman, of Mabank, Mrs. W. T. Carroll of Athens, Mrs. J. J. Powers of Waco, Mrs. Guy Green of Waureka, Okla., Jack Wofford of Athens, Mrs. F. M. Moore of Austin is also here for the funeral. The funeral will take place from the Derden home on South Fourteenth Street tomorrow afternoon at 2:30, with interment at Oakwood.

It was learned by the Sun today that just before the killing a number of traveling men on the train were talking about the crowded condition of the chair cars because of the great number of Mexicans on the car, and that one man made the remark that the Mexicans should be classed with negroes and made to ride in the colored cars, and this is supposed to have been heard by the Mexican and that his horrible deed was perpetrated in revenge.

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Remains Were Interred Here.

The remains of the late S. O. Wofford, who was murdered last Friday afternoon on a Katy train while en route to his home in Austin from Granger, were interred here yesterday, the funeral taking place from the Derden home on South Fourteenth Street at 3:30 p.m. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and a large procession followed the remains to their last resting place, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The active pall bearers were S. J. Jackson, Dr. Bounds, H. P. Barton, C. M. Thornell, Geo. Campbell, Chas. Allen, and Messrs. Wattenger and Gaines of Austin. The honorary pall bearers were C. F. Powell, Cleburne; W. L. Griffin, Houston; Sam Randell, Houston; H. M. Raines, Dallas; M. R. Brin, Dallas; Fred Burns, San Angelo; L. Brown, Fort Worth; C. E. Gooch, Waco.

The following out of town people were here to attend the funeral: Jack Wofford and wife and Mrs. Carroll of Athens; Mrs. C. W. Coleman and wife, Mabank; J. J. Powers and wife, Waco; Mrs. Guy Green and daughter, Waureka, Okla.; Ray Coley and wife and Steve Wofford of Franklin; Sam Randall, Houston; A. M. Rickets, Dallas; U. R. Brin, Dallas; Fred Burns, San Antonio; L. Brown, Fort Worth; C. E. Gooch, Waco; F. M. Moore and wife, John Gaines and A. F. Watinger, Austin; Mrs. J. D. Draughn and Mrs. Max Anderson, Fort Worth; M. D. Pell Houston; J. E. Coates and wife San Antonio; G. F.Howell, Cleburne and W. L. Griffith of Houston.

The local lodge Knights of Pythias had charge of the services at the grave, Mr. Wofford being a member of Tarrant Lodge of Handley.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 13, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Amorett Jane (Derden) Wofford s/o B. W. J. Wofford, Sr. (some sources say Bush W. John) Elizabeth Frances (Ayers) Wofford

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MEXICAN HELD WITHOUT BAIL

Man Charged With Killing S. O. Wofford Remains in Jail

By Associated Press.

Georgetown, Texas, Dec. 15.—Manuel Sagu, a Mexican, charged with killing S. O. Wofford of Austin, and wounding of Will Fisher of Bartlett, Texas, and Will Wallace of Eufaula, Oklahoma, on a passenger train near Granger, Texas, on December 10th, was remanded without bail for preliminary hearing here.

Two other Mexicans are held on $100. Bond each, in connection with the crime.

Witnesses testified that Sagu without provocation, slashed the passengers in the lay couch with a razor.

He was arrested shortly after jumping from the train.

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Mary Ella “Mollie” Watson
Aug 28, 1890 - Apr 10, 1920

WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD

Had Been in El Paso For Her Health For Some Time

Miss Mollie Watson, aged twenty-six years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Watson, of 1430 West Fifth Avenue, died in El Paso last night at 12 o’clock and the remains will reach here tomorrow night at 10:48 over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and the funeral will probably take place Monday, although no funeral arrangements have yet been made.

The deceased had been in ill health for a long time, and had been in El Paso for quite awhile, and her mother with her when the end came. She had a large circle of friends here and at Barry, where she was raised, and all are pained to learn of her death.

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James Alfred Gallemore
Aug 11, 1854 - Oct 7, 1919

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

J. A. Gallimore aged 65 years, died at his home in the Mildred community late yesterday afternoon after being sick since Friday night with an attack of acute bowel trouble. The deceased lived for nearly thirty years in the Rice community and moved to the Mildred neighborhood only last fall. He is survived by his wife and several children. The deceased was a most excellent citizen and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, and interment will follow in the Chatfield cemetery.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Masons Had Charge of Rites At The Grave

The funeral of the late J. A. Gallamore, who died at his home four miles east of here was held at Chatfield yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. Berryhill and at the grave by the Masons o9f Rice of which lodge the deceased had long been a member. A large concourse witnessed the last sad rites.

The deceased had been twice married and leaves eight children by his first wife and five by his last who survives him.

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Mary Jane (Bice) North
Jul 4, 1842 - Jan 19, 1920

Died at Chatfield.

Mrs. North, the wife of J E. North of Chatfield, died there last night, aged 69 years.

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Charles Griffin Mizell, Jr.
Mar 15, 1864 - Dec 8, 1920

Remains Interred Yesterday.

The remains of the late Chas. G. Mizell, who died in Denton Thursday night, were interred at Chatfield yesterday, and the last sad rites were largely attended.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 11, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Stephen (Brown) Mizell married Dec. 20, 1888 buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Tx. s/o Charles Griffin Mizell, Sr. and Margaret Laura (Brown) Mizell
  • has a common marker with his wife Annie in Denton.  I am not sure if he is in Denton or Chatfield.

Helen Marguerite (Reames) Gray
Aug 28, 1926 - Jan 1, 2016
 
Helen Marguerite Reames Gray, 89, of Tyler, unexpectedly passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she assisted for many years with the three-year-olds’ Sunday School class.
Helen was born in Navarro County to Homer and Jewel Threet Reames. She married her high-school sweetheart, Harrell Gray, when she was only 17 and together they raised their family, participated in church work, camped throughout Colorado, and traveled the world.
Helen graduated from Emhouse High School and Navarro Junior College and studied Early Childhood Education at Texas Eastern University (now the University of Texas at Tyler).
Helen’s first job was working at the candy counter at F. W. Woolworth in Corsicana. She then worked in sales and as a buyer for J. M. Dyer Department Store and was later employed as the Director of Family Services where she served families in need of emergency provisions.
After moving with her family to Tyler in 1967, she joined the staff of the Child Development Center at First Baptist Church. Beginning as a caregiver in the infant room, she became the Director of the program.
After the birth of her grandchild, Katie, she spent the rest of her life as a loving, doting, full-time grandmother.
During these years she was an active volunteer for the Tyler Association for the Educators of Young Children, Azleway Boys Ranch, PATH, HIS House, First Baptist Church, the Quilters’ Guild and the Foreign Student Association.
One of her favorite volunteer activities was serving as a docent for the Brookshires Wildlife Museum. She was proud to be the longest-serving charter docent.
She lived the final five years of her life at Meadow Lake Retirement Community where she made many friends and actively participated in their programs and events.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harrell, and a host of family and friends.
She is survived by her loving family including daughter and son-in-law, Kathey and Ed Comer; granddaughter, Katie Comer; grandchildren-by-choice, Luong and Melissa Dang and Linh Brice; and great-grandchildren-by-choice, Laura, Samantha and Luong Edward Dang and Madison and Levi Brice; sister, Kathryn Watkins and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville
Highway, in Tyler. Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. , at First Baptist Church, 301 West Ferguson, with Rev. Pike Wisner and The Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating.
Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills Cemetery near Corsicana, Texas under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Azleway Boys Ranch, 15892 CR 26, Tyler. or online at azleway.org; PATH, 402 West Front, Tyler. Or online at pathhelps.org; or the charity of your choice.

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  • w/o Harrell Gray; d/o Homer Augusta Reames & Annie Jewel (Threet) Reames [buried at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX]
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Ann “Polly” (House) Grace
Aug 10, 1850 - Jun 12, 1922

Had Lived Here Many Years.

Mrs. Ann Grace, widow of the late Joe Grace, aged 71 years, eight months and 2 days died at 1216 West Summitt avenue, yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and the funeral took place from the home this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. A. E. Carraway officiated and there was a good attendance and many floral offerings. The deceased had been a resident of this county since girlhood and had many friends who will be pained to learn of her death. Nine children and many other relatives mourn her departure.

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In Memoriam.

The passing of Mrs. Ann Grace, widow of J. P. Grace. She fell asleep in Jesus July 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sid McNeely, 1216 Summit avenue. She was the mother of eleven children, all living but one daughter and son, who passed on before. The living are J. M., J. W., O. S., R. O., M. P., and Q. Grace; the daughters are Mrs. Sid McNeely, Mrs. C. M. Annis of Tulsa, Okla., and Annie Fuller. Forty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren survive her. Mrs. Grace had been an invalid for four years and suffered intense pain. She was always cheerful and greeted her friends with a smile. She was a life-time member of the Methodist church. Rev. Mr. Carraway conducted the funeral service. Her body was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery. Thus ends the beautiful life of a mother.

CONTRIBUTED.

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Loyd H. Cox
Dec. 24, 1921 - May 12, 1922

Death of Infant Boy.

Loyd H. Cox, 16-months-old son of J. E. Cox and wife of Angus died last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon.

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John A. Cannaday
May 12, 1855 - Aug. 18, 1922

Died Near Angus Yesterday.

John H. Cannaday, 67, died near Angus yesterday, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. The deceased, who moved to this county from Freestone county only a few months ago is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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INFANT SON Whorton
Died Jan. 17, 1922

Died Near Pickett,.

The infant son of J. B. Whorton died in the Pickett community Tuesday and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday.

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