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William David Hickey
Jan 17, 1909 - May 6, 1936

May 6, 1936
HICKEY - Corsicana, Texas, May 6 - William David Hickey, 27, died at his home Wednesday morning. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hickey, Corsicana; five brothers, J. V. Hickey, Carl Hickey, Weldon Dickey, Floyd Hickey and Kenneth Hickey, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Belle Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. Estelle Burns, Phillips Chapel.

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BURIAL THURSDAY FOR W. D. HICKEY AT ZIONS’ REST

Funeral services for William David Hickey, aged 27 years, who died at his home, 204 West Twelfth avenue, Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hickey; five brothers, J. V., Carl, Weldon, Floyd and Kenneth Hickey, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Belle Jones, Corsicana and Mrs. Estella Burns, Phillips Chapel.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Thurs., May 7, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Typhoid fever
  • s/o William Stanford J. V. Hickey buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Kemp, Tx. & Nannie Jean (Colston) Hickey

J. T. Hightower
abt 1881 - Jan 1922

January 11, 1922, Dallas, Texas
J. T. Hightower Dies
J. T. Hightower, 41 years old, died at his home, about five miles south of Dallas on the Beckley Road, late Tuesday night after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Hightower was born in Corsicana.

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Allen Blackshear Hill
Feb 10, 1876 - Oct 5, 1952

October 7, 1952
Allen Hill's Services Held at Frost Church
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 7. - Funeral services for Allen B. Hill, 76, lifelong Frost resident who died at a hospital here, were held Tuesday at the First Methodist Church, Frost, with burial in Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Otis Hills, and a daughter, Mrs. Nayone Smithey, all of Frost; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Lee Knott, Dallas and Mrs. Mary McCord, Borger.

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A. B. Hill Expires Sunday Afternoon
Allen B. Hill, 76, life-long resident of the Frost area, died in the Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Frost Tuesday at 10 a. m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Otis Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Nayone Smithey, all of Frost; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Lee Knott, Dallas, and Mrs. Mary McCord, Borger, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Willis Tayburn, Bud Fields, Will Hollingsworth, Guy Tullos, Henry Haverman and Jake Hunt.

Corley will direct.

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Arthur Lee Hill
Jan 16, 1882 - Feb 10, 1929

Feb. 10, 1929
Arthur L. Hill Dies.
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 10. - Arthur L. Hill, 47, died suddenly at his home in Richland Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at Richland Monday afternoon. He is survived by his parents, wife and six sisters.

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RICHLAND STOCKMAN PASSES SUDDENLY AT HOME THERE SUNDAY

Arthur L. Hill, aged 47 stockman, died suddenly at his home in Richland, Sunday morning about 10 o’clock. He had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were held in the Richland Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. W. D. Wilbanks and Rev. Van P. Morrison conducting the services. Interment will be in the Richland cemetery.

The deceased was a native of Navarro county and had resided in Richland for the greater part of his life. He is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hill, of Richland, and six sisters.

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Ernest James Highnote
abt 1982 - Apr 1945

April 29, 1945, Dallas, Texas
War I Survivor Of Costly Battle Dies in Hospital
Ernest James Highnote, 53, of 219 North Westmoreland, who in World War I was one of sixteen survivors from his battalion after twenty-one days on the firing line in France, will be buried after funeral services Monday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Lamar & Smith, 800 West Jefferson.
Highnote, Dallas resident twenty-five years and manager of Safety Service Station No. 16 on East Grand, died Friday night at Veterans Hospital, where he had been since last November.
He served with a machine gun battalion, 36th Division, in World War I.
He was in France eighteen months. He was a private first class.
He was a native of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, S. R. Heard and W. S. Heard, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ab Curtis, Fort Worth; his father, J. A. Highnote; a sister, Mrs. Vesta Holloway; and a brother, Hubert Highnote, all of Corsicana.
The Rev. W. O. Barnett will officiate at services. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

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B. H. Hill
abt 1863 - Dec 1935

December 17, 1935, Waco, Texas
B. H. Hill, Business Man of Waco, Dies
WACO, Texas, Dec. 16. - B. H. Hill, 72, Waco businessman, died Monday night at his home. Death followed illness of four weeks and a serious operation two weeks ago.
A native Texan, Mr. Hill was born at Dawson, Navarro County. He was among the early-day bookstore proprietors at Waco but for many years had been a member of the plumbing firm of Hill Brothers & Company. For fifty-four years he had been a resident of Waco. He was a lifelong Methodist, charter member of the Austin Avenue Methodist Church, of which he was one of the stewards.
Funeral services probably will be held Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, three sons, one brother and a sister.

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C. B. "Bud" Hill
Mar 2, 1890 - June 2, 1935

June 3, 1935
HILL - Corsicana, Texas. June 3. - C. B. (Bud) Hill, 45, died at his home Sunday night. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Jane Hill; his mother, Mrs. J. L. Hill of Corsicana; two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon.

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BUD HILL BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON; DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Funeral rites for C.B. (Bud) Hill, 45, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday night at 8 o'clock, after a brief illness, were held from the family residence, 1409 West Second avenue, Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. E.T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Jane Hill; mother, Mrs. J.L. Hill; two brothers, J.T. Hill all of Corsicana, and Albert Hill, Fort Worth; and a sister, Mrs. W.T. Harwell, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Sam Harwell, Jim Frazier, E.H. Tekell, George Bush, Jeff Harwell, Tom Kirkham, C.L. Jones, Hub Kent and Rufus Massey.

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

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E. L. Hill
abt 1858 - Feb 1929

February 4, 1929, Dawson, Texas
E. L. Hill Dies at Dawson
DAWSON, Navarro Co., TX, Feb. 4. - E. L. Hill, 71, retired farmer and hardware merchant and one of the directors of the Liberty National Bank, died at his home here Sunday.
Mr. Hill was born at McMinnville, Tenn., and moved to Texas in 1893, settling near Dawson. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Crete Fulks, Mrs. Mamie Moody, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Sue Alesandro of Houston, and two sons, Jim and Wince Hill of Dawson.

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James A. "Tounce" Hill
Jan 14, 1874 - Jan 25, 1954

January 27, 1954
James A. Hill, 80, retired farmer, died Monday. Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; three sons, W. T. Hill, Kerens; W. E. Hill and C. A. Hill, both of Plainview; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Oliver, Mineral Wells; Mrs.
Maggie Lile, Mansfield; Mrs. Effie Cruso, Dallas; Mrs. Gertrude Folmer and Mrs. Odessa Voss, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Elzzie McCrory, Purdon; twenty-eight grandchildren; two brothers, Buddy Hill, Dallas, and L. V. Hill, Killeen, and two sisters, Mrs. Callie Potter and Mrs. Willie McCoy, both of Dallas.

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Wednesday Rites For James A. Hill Funeral
Services for James A. Hill, 80, retired Kerens farmer, who died Monday, were held Wednesday at 1 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in the
Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of. Corsicana; three sons, W. T. Hill, Kerens; W. E. and C. A. Hill, both of Plainview; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Oliver, Mineral Wells; Mrs. Maggie Lile, Mansfield; Mrs. Effie Coruso, Dallas; Mrs. Gertrude Folmer and Mrs. Odessa Voss, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Elzzie Mc- Crory, Purdon; 28 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; two brothers, Buddy Hill, Dallas, and L. V. Hill, Killeen; two sisters, Mrs. Callie Potter and Mrs. Willie McCoy, both of Dallas. Pallbearers were C. L. Oliver, Dan Oliver, Vernon Oliver, Thomas Lile, Charles Lile and Kenneth Lile.

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James Lawrence Hill, Sr.
Dec 8, 1857 - Sep 22, 1933

September 22, 1933
HILL - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 22 - James L. Hill, 75, native of Georgia, but resident of Navarro County for more than fifty years, died at his home Friday morning. The funeral will be held at the family residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. Prior to moving to Corsicana ten years ago, the family resided in the Navarro community. Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. T. Hill, C. B. Hill and A. S. Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Hanie Harwell, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, and a brother S. J. Hill, Palacios.

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RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY FIFTY YEARS IS BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral rites for James L. Hill, 75, native of Georgia, but resident of Navarro county for more than 50 years, who died Friday morning at 2 o’clock, were held from the family home, 1006 West Second avenue, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the
Hopewell Cemetery. Prior to moving to Corsicana 10 years ago, the family resided in the Navarro community.

The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. T. Hill, A. S. Hill and C. B. Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Janie Harwell, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, and a brother, S. J. Hill, Palacios.

Active pallbearers were R. D. Fleming, J. B. Bush, Eddie Harris, W. S. Kellum, Joe Lunn, Lawrence Treadwell, and G. D. Kirkham.

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

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Joe V. Hill
abt 1884 - Oct 1930

October 7, 1930
Corsicana Man Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 7. - Funeral arrangements have not been completed for Joe V. Hill, 46, who died with a heart attack at his home. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Weldon and Clifford Hill, both of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. M. A. Hill, and one brother, Al Hill, both of Hill, N. M.

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W. T. Hill
abt 1885 - Jun 23, 1950

June 23, 1950
Retired Auto Dealer Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, June 23. - W. T. Hill, 65, retired auto dealer and stock raiser, died Friday.
Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, J. T. Hill, Dallas and H. L. Hill, band director, Corsicana High School; a brother, A. S. Hill, Waco, and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Harwell, Corsicana.

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Horace Greely Hilliard
1884 - Feb 9, 1922

Died Feb. 1922
HILLIARD - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 11. - Horace Greely Hilliard, 34 years old, a civil engineer in the employ of the Sims Oil Company, operating in the Corsicana-Mexia field died last night at a local hospital. Among his papers was an honorable discharge from the United States Army dated 1919, Camp Lewis, Wash. He saw eighteen months service overseas and was a First Lieutenant in the Seventy-Fifth Infantry. The father of the deceased lives in Los Angeles, Cal., who telegraphed for burial to take place in Corsicana. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Masonic order will have charge of the services.

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DIED AT P. & S. HOSPITAL

Will Be Buried Here By Masons Tomorrow Afternoon.

Horace Greely Hilliard, who was a civil engineer in the employ of the Sims Oil Co., at Mexia, and who was brought here a few days ago sick with pneumonia, died there yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased was thirty-four years of age, and had among his papers an honorable discharge from the army, date 1919 at Camp Lewis, Washington. He saw eighteen months service overseas, and was a first lieutenant in the 75th Infantry. The father of the deceased lives in Los Angeles, California, and wired that the remains be interred here, and this will be done tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock, with the Masonic lodge here in charge. The funeral will be from the Sutherland undertaking parlors.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Masons and Overseas Soldiers Officiated.

The remains of Lieutenant H. G. Hilliard, an overseas soldier, who died here Friday night from pneumonia contracted in the Mexia oil field, were interred on the Masonic lot in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon under the auspices of the Masonic lodge with overseas soldiers. There was a large attendance and many pretty flowers were placed over the bier. Rev. C. H. Storey of the First Presbyterian church conducted the religious services at the undertaking parlors and the Masons took charge at the grave. The overseas soldiers who were active pallbearers were Capt. C. A. Davis, Capt. Fred Reese, Lieutenant K. K. Bullock, Harry Dickson, Jake Headrick and -----Ellis.

The father of the deceased lives in Los Angeles, California, and he died far away from his loved ones, but he received every attention in his illness and was accorded a funeral that was in keeping with his character as a Mason and a Soldier.

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Smith Benjamin Hindman
Jan 9, 1880 - Apr 3, 1950

April 5, 1950
S. B. Hindman
CORSICANA, Texas, April 5. - Funeral services for S. B. Hindman, 70, retired contractor who died Monday at his home in Seguin, were held here Wednesday, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. He was reared here.
Surviving are his wife of Seguin; a son, Ben Hindman, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Olan Rose, Fort Worth; a grandchild, three brothers and three sisters.

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Former Resident Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for S. B. Hindman, 70, retired contractor, who died at his home in Sequin Monday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Hindman was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Seguin, a son, Ben Hindman, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Olan Bose, Fort Worth; two grandchildren; three brothers, Sam and Will Hindman, both of Houston, and George Hindman, New York City; six sisters, Mrs. L. R. Deck and Mrs. Minnie Thweet, both of Seguin; Miss Mattie Hindman, Mrs. S. H. Killian, Cleveland; Mrs. G. M. Chandack, Laurel, Miss., and Mrs. Paul D. Moran, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers were H. B. Jordan, Dallas; C. E. Harkrider, Fort Worth; T. R. Red, Byron Harwell, I. T. Kent and R. D.Fleming.

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Howard B. Hines
abt 1906 - Feb 1972

February 26, 1972, Dallas, Texas
Produce Man Dies at Age 66
Howard B. Hines, 66, of 3500 St. Johns, partner in Hines Produce Co., Hines Nut Co. and H. H. Hines & Sons, died here Friday.
Born in Dawson, Navarro County, he had lived in Dallas 50 years. He had been in the produce and nut business 35 years.
Hines was a graduate of North Dallas High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pentagon Masonic Lodge, Hella Temple and the Dallas Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross Ave. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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Lucy (Tappy) Hines
Died Jul 1916

July 11, 1916
Hines - Corsicana, Texas, July 11. - Mrs. Lucy Hines, widow of the late Dr. Hines of Corsicana, died in Arlington Heights (Fort Worth) today. The body will be buried here tomorrow. Prior to her husband's death Mrs. Hines had been a resident of Corsicana for a number of years.

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Hinton, Girl
Died 29 Jun 1894

June 30, 1894
Child Killed
Corsicana, Tex., June 30. - Yesterday Mr. C. Camenish, a baker, while riding around in his bread wagon with a little girl 2½ years old, the daughter of the widow Hinton, in South Corsicana, the horse became frightened at a passing engine of the Houston and Texas Central railroad and ran off, throwing the occupants of the vehicle out and so badly injuring the child that she died last night.
The remains were sent to Dallas this afternoon.
Mr. Camenish was badly hurt in his back and side.

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Steven Earl Hitt
Jul 6, 1921 - Jul 17, 1952

July 19, 1952
Blooming Grove Rites Held For Steven Hitt
CORSICANA, Texas, July 19. - Funeral services for Steven Earl Hitt, 31, formerly of Blooming Grove, killed Thursday when his car skidded near Texas City during a rain, were held at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Saturday. Burial was in Arlington.
Surviving are his wife of Houston; his father, Howard Hitt of Blooming Grove; his mother, Mrs. George McClure of Frost; two brothers, Kelsey Hitt of Arlington and Bill Hitt of Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Sim Greer Jr. of Arlington.

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Steven Earl Hitt Fatally Injured

Steven Earl Hitt, 31, native of Blooming Grove, was killed near Texas City Thursday during a rain when his car skidded into a culvert. The Associated Press reported. A Galveston county deputy sheriff, James Bell, said Hitt applied his brakes and his car swerved.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Arlington, Texas, cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; father, Howard Hitt, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. George McClure, Frost; two brothers, Kelsey Hitt, Arlington, and Bill Hitt, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Sim Greer, Jr., Arlington, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Services will direct arrangements.

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Jim Hobbs
abt 1867 - Apr 1937

April 23, 1937
HOBBS - Corsicana, Texas, April 23 - Jim Hobbs, 70, a resident of Rice for forty-eight years, died Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Hobbs and two sons, Clyde Hobbs of San Antonio and Edward Hobbs of Harlingen.

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Missouri Ann "Sue" (Bird) Hockaday
Oct 23, 1853 - Aug  23, 1927

August 24, 1927
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 24. - Funeral Services For Mrs. Sue B. Hockaday Funeral services for Mrs. Sue B. Hockaday, 73, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. R. Sharp, 508 North Main street, Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor. The elders of the church were the pallbearers.
Mrs. Hockaday had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Sutherland, Mrs. E. R. Sharp and Mrs. B. G. Harris, all of Corsicana; one brother, E. O. Bird, Paris, Texas, and numerous other relatives.
Among the out-of-town attendants here for the funeral were Miss Sarah B. Trent of Miss Hockaday's School of Dallas; P. B. Fry and Ivan Fry, Ladonia; Mrs. A. T. McGilvary, Streetman; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. McDaniel, Farrar.
Mrs. Hockaday was the stepmother of Miss Ela Hockaday, principal of the Miss Hockaday School for Girls of Dallas.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR PIONEER OF COUNTY

MRS. SUE B. HOCKADAY WHO DIED TUESDAY, WAS NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue B. Hockaday, aged 73 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. R. Sharp, 508 North Main street, Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor. The elders of the church were the pallbearers.

Mrs. Hockaday was well known in Corsicana, having resided here practically all of her life, and was a devoted and true Christian woman.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Sutherland, Mrs. E. R. Sharp and Mrs. B. G. Harris, all of Corsicana; one brother, E. O. Bird, Paris, Texas, and numerous other relatives.

Among the out-of-town attendants here for the funeral are Miss Sarah B. Trent of Miss Hockaday’s School of Dallas; P. B. Fry and Ivan Fry, of Ladonia; Mrs. A. T. McGilvary, Streetman; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. McDaniel, Farrar.

Miss Hockaday, as Miss Sue Bird, was well known to old timers in and around Corsicana having resided here the better part of her long and useful life. She was a quiet and unassuming woman, greatly beloved by those who knew her best and making friends easily and holding them throughout the years by her kindly manner and sweet Christian character. She was one of those fast disappearing women of the Old South, whose hospitality and kindliness was shown to all those with whom she came in contact.

Born at Eureka, Navarro county, 73 years ago, she has resided in Corsicana and Navarro county the greater part of her life, and has seen many changes during her long and useful life, and she will be missed by hosts of friends and relatives, especially by those older resident of city and county. There was a large attendance at the funeral services and many were the tears that were shed as her body was consigned to its last resting place in Oakwood, the mound being covered with beautiful flowers, which was as it should be, for this good woman’s life was as a beautiful flower that blossomed in the life of her friends and loved ones through the long years that she lived among them.

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Sallie Hodge, Miss
Died Jan 29 1933

January 30, 1933
Corsicana Pioneer Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 30. - Funeral services for Miss Sallie Hodge, pioneer resident of Navarro County and long-time resident of Corsicana, were held here from the residence of W. P. McCammon Monday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian Church, of which Miss Hodge was a member.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. F. W. Shanks, Kerens; a brother, Robert Hodge, Kerens, and a niece, Miss Bessie Hodge, Cleburne.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON MISS SALLIE HODGE

Funeral services for Miss Sallie Hodge, pioneer resident of Navarro county and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock after a several weeks’ illness, were held from the residence of W. P. McCammon, 420 West Sixth avenue, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Miss Hodge was a member.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. F. W. Shanks, Kerens; a brother, Robert Hodge, Kerens; a niece, Miss Bessie Hodge, Cleburne; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. S. Stroud, R. A. Caldwell, Jeff Banks, T. J. Walton, Cal E. Kerr and R. N. Elliott.

Music was furnished by Lloyd Kerr, Robert E. Layton and Mesdames Harry Williams and Harry Blanding.

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

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George A. Hofstetter, Dr.
Apr 16, 1871 - Jul 16, 1915

July 17, 1915
Hofstetter - Corsicana, Texas, July 17. - Dr. G. A. Hofstetter, aged 45, a prominent practicing physician, died at his home here yesterday, following a brief illness. He came here from Michigan eighteen years ago and had practiced here continuously since.
His wife and daughter, Miss Kathryn, survive him. He also has three brothers, two living in Michigan and one in St. Louis, Mo.

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PROMINENT PHYSICIAN SICK.

Dr. Geo. A. Hofstetter Is Confined to His Bed.

Dr. George A. Hofstetter has been quite sick for some two or three days with a serious kidney disorder. His many friends hope to see him out again soon and will be glad to learn that he is reported to be improving.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 7, 1915
  • h/o Bessie I. (McCrimmon) Hofstetter married July 19, 1898 Grand Rapids, Michigan s/o George Hofstetter and Anna M. (Kneitel) Hofstetter
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Dr. G. A. Hofstetter is reported much better today, which is very gratifying to his many friends. A brother and his wife from Michigan, who are en route to Panama Exposition, are arriving this evening.

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PROMINENT PHYSICIAN DEAD.

In the Meridian of a Useful Career Is Claimed by Death.

Dr. Geo. A. Hofstetter, aged 45 years, and one of Corsicana’s most capable physicians and highly esteemed citizens, died suddenly at his home here about 3 o’clock this afternoon. He had been confined to his home ten days or more with a kidney trouble, but was thought to be much better, and only this morning friends were told by a physicians who had visited him that he would probably be able to come to his office in a few days.

In fact, so apparent was it that he had grown better and so confident was he and his family that he would be out in a few days that a brother who had been visiting him left for home last night. Last night he and his wife discussed and planned a trip and this morning Dr. Hofstetter continued in good spirits. At noon he called for a “regular dinner” and spoke of a watermelon that had been cut, saying “It looks so good to me.” Dr. Hofstetter was always of a cheerful disposition and of a genial nature. It was not until about thirty minutes before death came that he experienced the change that brought the end. The brother who left last night has been telegraphed to at St. Louis, where it is expected he will be reached.

The news of his death spread like wild fire and there was universal ex-profession of profession of profound sorrow on every hand.

The deceased is survived by his widow and one child, Miss Kathryne, and has two brothers living in Michigan and one in St. Louis.

The deceased came to Texas from Michigan and had been practicing his profession here for nearly twenty years. He enjoyed the personal respect of all who knew him and had a large practice and was looked upon as one of Corsicana’s best citizens and a man of the highest personal character.

The funeral services have not been announced but it is known that he will be buried here.

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TRIBUTE TO DR. HOFSTETTER

Former County Attorney Speaks of His Departed Friend.

Mr. Elbert Gibson, former county attorney of Navarro county, knew Dr. Hofstetter long and intimately. It was after one of Mr. Gibson’s successful campaigns for election that he was stricken with pneumonia. Dr. Hofstetter was his physician and while Mr. Gibson made a near approach to that gloomy portal through which his friend has so recently passed, the turn came and he was restored to health. He naturally attributed his recovery to Dr. Hofstetter’s skill and there sprang up a strong attachment between them. Last night Mr. Gibson heard of Dr. Hofstetter’s death and he sends the Sun this tribute to him:

The Sun:
If professional engagements here did not prevent I would esteem it a sacred privilege to be near the grave of Dr. G. A. Hofstetter tomorrow; to comfort as best I could his wife and daughter in any manner becoming to evince my esteem and love for his memory. My love for Dr. Hofstetter is born of grateful appreciation, on account of his constancy and skill upon my bedside. It was years ago when all said I must die except “the little Doctor who had just come to town.” I may have been of some benefit to “Hof,” as I lovingly called him in those days, for my friends were throughout the county and I know that he alone was temporal salvation to me. I have never been able to acquire more lasting kind but wish I could. Of Dr. Hofstettler it may well be said that he was a gentle, kindly, learned gentleman; a physician and surgeon of very great ability; a good “neighbor” in the broadest acceptation of the homely word and a staunch and true friend. If he had enemies he was ever such a lover of humanity that he failed to know of them. He had no faults that I could see and all Navarro county must mourn his loss. Though away I shall miss him so much.

EL. J. GIBSON.

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Attention Elks.

All members of Corsicana Lodge No. 172 B. P. O. E. are urgently requested to meet at the Elk Home tomorrow, (Sunday) Evening at 4 o’clock for the purpose of attending in a body the funeral of the deceased brother, Dr. G. A. Hofstetter, who will be buried at 5 o’clock tomorrow evening from the family residence, corner Fourth avenue and Thirteenth street. The Elks will conduct the funeral services and Rev. J. C. Black will come down from Dallas to help officiate at the ceremony. A large attendance is requested.

R. E. PRINCE, Exalter Ruler,
R. B. JOHNSTON, Secretary.

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PAID TRUBUTE TO THE DEAD

One of Largest Funeral Processions Ever Seen in Corsicana

The body of Dr. G. A. Hofstetter was laid at rest in Oakwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon. That he was a useful man and a man who was honored in life with the confidence of his fellow man, and that his memory will be revered by the people who knew him best was revealed in the great turnout to his funeral yesterday afternoon. Among the great number who thus paid tribute to this quiet but energetic, active intelligent, studious, generous, sympathetic and skillful man were to be seen the rich and the poor—indeed men and women in all the walks of life. They came from handsome homes, from modest cottages and from the homes of the actually poor. Thus the wealthy and the poor, the learned and the unlearned paid tribute to the man whose skill and whose tenderness had drawn them to him. It was a splendid tribute to a splendid man. The demonstration of esteem and confidence and affection was revealed also in the great profusion of flowers that filled three vehicles and that completely hid from view the mound that marked his last resting place.

At the home a brief burial service was conducted by Rev. Dr. W. J. King, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, who read the scriptures and offered an earnest and sympathetic prayer. There were songs suitable to the occasion and there were present not only a great turnout from Corsicana but there were were prominent men and friends from out of town. Among the latter were Rev. Dr. J. C. Black of Dallas, Mr. W. C. Proctor of Dallas, Dr. Brown of Kerens, his former partner in the practice of medicine here, and others. When Dr. King had closed and the songs had been sung Judge R. S. Neblett arose, and spoke with eloquence and earnestness of his departed friends as follows:

My Friends: I come at the request of the wife of my departed friend to speak at his funeral and voice my love for him and my admiration and appreciation of his worth as a man and his many noble qualities. Her appeal to my friendship is not in vain. Her faith is well founded. In life he was my friend, faithful just and true, and it is with mingled feelings of grief and reverence that I willingly and lovingly place on record my admiration, respect and love for him. He belonged to a fraternity and profession for which I have not only the highest respect and admiration, but the tenderest sympathy and kindest regard. My intimate association with him, my knowledge of the man, my observation of his field of work, his deeds and acts of service and kindness to me and my family, impel me to testify in unstinted terms as to his worth and useful life and high and honorable character.

The death of any one causes us to pause and think, but when we hear the foot-fall of death on the threshold of a man who in heat and cold, In daylight and darkness, through sunshine and storm; while in the grasp of a painful and mortal disease, ever ministering to the sick and suffering, we not only pause and think, but speak and express our admiration and love, and our tenderest feelings are stirred to the greatest depth. And could the mothers and wives, fathers and sons and daughters to whom he ministered, speak now, the air would throb and thrill with songs and praise to his memory.

Dr. Hofstetter lived and worked among us for nearly seventeen years, and we all knew him as an intelligent and learned physician, a courteous and kindly man, of strong convictions and great courage. He was faithful and loyal in all the relations of life. Steadfast in the practice of his profession, he answered every call of suffering humanity and gave his skill and energy for their relief. Possessed of a singularly clear, intelligent and vigorous mind, I never heard him express a clouded thought. He answered the call of distress from the pallet of straw in the hovel of poverty with as much celerity, cheerfulness and willingness, as he responded to the call from the gilded couch in the palace of wealth and distinction.

He was a man of science and believed in the supreme law and that all is governed by law, and yet, in the administration of his profession, while he held the torch of reason in one hand, he applied likewise the hand of science tempered always with the spirit of tenderness and sympathy. He was an optimist; fragrant flowers bloomed by every path he trod, and over every household where he ministered he left a star of hope in the sky; and yet in him there was no deception; family and patient were advised candidly and truly of the exact facts. He believed that science is the teacher of every virtue and combatted every vice; that science is the friend of man, the companion of health and the enemy of disease and death. “He believed that science was the great physician whose magic touch had restored sight, whose skill had made the lame to leap, the dumb to speak; whose wonder-working hand has set the rose of health upon the pallid cheek. He knew that science was the destroyer of pain, and that to the wretched it gave beloved sleep by wrapping in delightful dreams the throbbing nerves of pain.”

His was a religion of simplicity, void of mystery; a religion of sincerity, truth and love; a religion understood by the head and approved by the heart; one that appeals to reason, justice and love. My friend was a philosopher and philanthropist, a tireless toiler in the field of life, a laborious worker for his fellowmen. His object was to learn and know the truth, to find a reason for his faith, a fact on which to build.

Tolstoy tells us of the Russian plowing in the field when asked by the philosopher, if he knew he would die tomorrow, what would he do, the weary toiler replied. “I would plow on.” So with my friend. For more than twelve months he knew that intangible, but none the less deadly tyrant, we call “Bright’s disease,” held him in the grasp, yet like the poor plowman, he toiled on. I talked with him frequently on that subject, and he knew that inexorable law would take its course and that he must soon yield to its behest and pass into the great beyond. Death to him was no stranger. For more than twenty years he had toiled in the valley of death; he had met it in the cradle of the infant, in the bower of the bride, at the heart of the mother, among the aged and infirm toilers along life’s weary road; he had toiled it on many a battle field, driven it from many a home; and yet when he felt its approach he did not fear it, but with marvelous fortitude and courage toiled on to the end in the service of mankind, and death found him without a cloud of passion on his brain or rankle of bitterness in his heart. His live and character can be no more fittingly expressed than in these words.

“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial
We should county time by heart-throbs,
He most lives,
Who thinks most, feels the noblest,
Acts the best.”

We leave now our friend in earth and Nature’s bosom, who is the mother of us all, in that spring of life whence he came and whither he has returned, but we leave him there under the seven-hued arch of hope. “He sleeps, but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which it was weaving when the sun went down it will be weaving when it comes again tomorrow.” His work has not ended with the going down of his sun. His good deeds and the influence of his life will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved him here, and will be inscribed in imperishable tablets on the walls of eternity. He believed that the death is not the end, and who will say that his sun which goes down today will not on tomorrow rise on some fairer shore and the weaving of his pattern will there go on in a broader, higher sphere or usefulness.”

“Sleep on my friend, sleep in peace and love.”
“Summer suns shine brightly here,
Southern winds blow lightly here,
Green sod above lie light, lie light:
Good night great heart, good night, good night.”

Then the body was taken charge of by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and the march was taken up to the cemetery. The Elks marched in a body and behind them followed the men of the Magnolia refinery in a body, for he was their physician, which added to the long line of vehicles made indeed a solemn and imposing and impressive procession which eloquently but solemnly told of the great sorrow that was felt in the hearts of those who thus paid tribute to their fallen friend.

At the cemetery it was found that even the gathering at the home and the procession that followed the corpse did not reveal by far the magnitude of the attendance, for many scores had preceded the corpse and were assembled around the open grave when it arrived. When the casket had been lifted from the hearse and carried to the grave and the choir had given a song the Elks burial ceremony, which impressed all with its tenderness, beauty and eloquence, was said. Then the choir sang a hymn. Rev. Dr. J. C. Black pronounced the benediction and the last sad rites had been performed over the body of a man who relieved the sick, sympathized with the poor and was capable of entertaining the learned by reason of his own mental attainments. And the great crowd with heavy hearts turned away lamenting that one so gentle, so sympathetic, so charitable, so capable, so intelligent and so useful should have been cut down in the prime of life.

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A Tribute to Dr. G. A. Hofstetter.
(By M. D. P.)

In the passing of Dr. Hofstetter, Corsicana has lost one of its really great men. Not heralded as such by the multitude with a great blare of trumpets, but enshrined in the hearts of many as the possessor of a great mind, heart and soul. These traits are over clothed in modesty’s chaste garments, for the really great have no need to proclaim the fact from the mountain tops, it is eloquent by its very silence. With a quiet dignity, which seemed reserve to those who did not know him well, yet withal a pleasant, affable manner and quaint wit; a gentlemanly address that evidenced all the finer instincts of the true gentleman; a student always, which placed him in the foremost ranks of his profession. Indeed, so absorbed was he in the science of medicine, money was a secondary consideration. Had he been a close collector, as many of his profession, Dr. Hofstetter would have been a rich man, for with no undue zeal in soliciting practice, he had a large and lucrative one, for people are sure, in time, to recognize real merit. In the sick room his cheerful spirit inspired courage and no gruesome, bombastic tales of other patients were told to bring apprehension to the sick and distressed. He gave close attention as long as a case was serious, but was thoroughly conscientious to state when his services were no longer needed unless sent for. Never a word of guile, of censure of others, was heard to pass his lips. No matter how slanderous the tongue of malice and envy against him, for of course he had his enemies, (what person of character, true worth and merit has not?) He ignored them but never harmed them by word or deed—the only way to meet the hydraheaded dragon, slander, with its poisonous fangs. Did they reach his heart? Who can day! At any rate, it does not matter now. In the eternity we have to live. That truly noble, kind heart has a passport from this life to another, which entitles him to so much that is higher and better than this sin cursed little world, it needs must leave a trail of glory for is loved ones to highest, earnest endeavor. Glittering gold and sparkling jewels he might have left them. What he has is infinitely better, an unblemished life of usefulness, that has had an influence on all those who called him family physician and friend. Many are the lovely, frail blossoms of our beautiful earth, that loving hands shall heap above his last, earthly bed. These will perish with the noontide sun, but the fadeless roses of good deeds, unswerving loyalty to high ideals wrought by a truly good man, shall wreathe a garland of endless beauty for the quiet form that has so bravely fought the specter of gaunt death for months and gone forth to minister to the sick and alleviate suffering when he, himself, was on the rack, knowing the beckoning, summoning form would ere long relentlessly claim him. Quiet he sleeps, oblivious alike to praise of blame, but with the undoubted assurance of awakening in a better clime, where there is a wider sphere for all, that is fine and true.

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TRIBUTE TO DR. HOFSTETTER.

Soldier Boy Remembers Man Who Healed His Afflictions.

The following tribute to Dr. G. A. Hofstetter was written by Max Ealy, a Corsicana boy, who is now on the U. S. Battleship Utah, located at Newport, R. I., when this was written:

When I received the sad news of Dr. Hofstetter’s death it was indeed a great shock to me. Many times my life was in his hands and through him and the will of God I was restored to my health and strength. I can look back many months ago and see him sitting at my bedside, always with a pleasant smile and passing jokes with me. I have known Dr. Hofstetter from my childhood days and am very proud to say I never knew a better man. While his loved ones and friends at home mourn his death, there is another on the deep blue sea that mourns his death also. I shall miss him so much when I return to Corsicana.

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Elner Georgie "Ella" (Russell) Holditch
Oct 25, 1879 - Nov 20, 1950

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, Nov. 20. - November 20, 1950, Blooming Grove, Texas Mrs. Ella G. Holditch Funeral Services Held Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church here for Mrs. Ella Georgia Holditch, 71, who died at the family home here.
A native of Liberty Grove, Mrs. Holditch had been a member of the Baptist church since she was 13.
She is survived by her husband, W. S. Holditch; five sons, Finner, Bud, Charles and Jack Holditch, all of Blooming Grove, and Damon Holditch of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Saunders of Waxahachie, Mrs. Carl Daniels of Mertens, Mrs. W. H. Milam of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Z. B. Moore of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jenkins of Arlington and Mrs. C. P. Davis of Sonora, fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Navarro County Cemetery Records for Rose Hill Cemetery show her birth and death dates as 25 Oct 1879-15 Nov 1960.  (cant find in the 1960 Texas Death Index)
  • Navarro County Cemetery Records for Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Texas, show her full name as Elner Georgie Holditch.
  • Wife of William Silas Holditch

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MRS. W.S. HOLDITCH RITES WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Georgia Holditch, 71, who died at the family home in Blooming Grove Wednesday night, were held Friday at 3 p. m, from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church here; Rev. C.R. Rhodes of Cryer Creek, and Rev. Buell Crouth, Dallas.
Mrs. Holdltch had been a Baptist since 13 years of age.

Surviving are her husband. W. S. Holdltch, Blooming Grove; five sons, Finner, Bud, Charlie and Jack Holditch, all of Blooming Grove, and Dammon Holditch, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Saunders, Waxahachie; Mrs. Carl Daniels, Mertens; Mrs. W.H. Milam. Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Z.B. Moore, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jenkins. Arllngton, and Mrs. C. T. Davis, Sonora.
Pallbearers were Buford Farrlsh, Charlie Rhodes, C. L. Rhodes, Hershel Minatra, Travis Arnett and Earn Williams.
Corley directed.

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Mrs. W. S. Holditch Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Ella Georgia Holditch, 71, native Texan, died at the family home in Blooming Grove Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Friday at 3 p. m Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church here, Rev. C. R. Rhodes of Cryer Creek and Rev. Buell Crouch of Dallas.
A native of Liberty Grove, Texas.
Mrs. Holditch had been a member of the Baptist church since 13 years of age.
Surviving are her husband, W. S. Holditch, Blooming Grove, to whom she was married in 1898; five sons. Finner, Bud, Charlie and Jack Holditch, all of Blooming
Grove, and Dammon Holditch, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Saunders, Waxahachie; Mrs. Carl Daniels. Mertens; Mrs. W. H. Milam, Blooming Grove, and Mrs, Z. B. Moore, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jenkins, Arlington, and Mrs. C. T. Davis, Sonora, and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers will be Buford Farrish, Charlie Rhodes, C. L. Rhodes, Hershel Minatra, Travis Arnett and Earn Williams.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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O. B. Holland
abt 1881 - Mar 1953

March 27, 1953
O. B. Holland Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 27. - Rites for O. B. Holland, 72, who died here Thursday, were held at Lufkin Friday. Surviving are four sons, Jake Holland, Illinois; C. B. Holland Jr. and Joe Holland, both of Houston, and George Holland, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Tom Davis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lena Teyrer, Houston; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

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Robert Elmer Holland
Jan 8, 1887 - Mar 18, 1934

March 18, 1934
CORSICANA, Texas, March 18. - Interurban Conductor Dies After Operation Robert Elmer Holland, about 47, conductor of the Texas Electric Railway Company for the last fifteen years, died at his home here Sunday afternoon and the funeral will be held here Monday afternoon.
He recently underwent an appendicitis operation and later developed pneumonia. Surviving are his wife, two children and three sisters.

March 19, 1934
HOLLAND - Corsicana, Texas, March 19. - Funeral services for Robert Elmer Holland, 47, conductor on the Corsicana-Dallas division of the Texas Electric Railway Company for fifteen years, who died Sunday afternoon, were held at the family home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Alva L. Holland, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lula Mae Herod, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Cynthia Holland, Corsicana; Mrs. Berta Parker, Kerens, and Mrs. Florence Buck, Houston, and two brothers, H. B. Holland, Rocky Ford, Colo., and J. G. Holland, Hornersville, Tenn.

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R. E. HOLLAND IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Robert Elmer Holland, aged 47 years, conductor on the Corsicana-Dallas division of the Texas Electric Railway company for the past fifteen years, who died Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock, were held from the family home, 711 West Ninth avenue, Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Alva L. Holland, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lula Mae Herod, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Cynthia Holland, Corsicana; Mrs. Berta Parker, Kerens; and Mrs. Florence Buck, Houston; and two brothers, H. B. Holland, Rock Ford, Colo., and J. G. Holland Hornersville, Tenn.

Pallbearers were William Part, F. C. Coble, Joe Smith, E. A. McAdams, H. L. Michael and Walter Hulsey.

Holland underwent an appendicitis operation about five weeks ago and apparently was well on the road to recovery. Pneumonia developed and his condition took a decided turn for the worse early Sunday afternoon.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Curtice Holland
abt 1893 Jan 1950

January 30, 1950, Dallas, Texas
W. C. Holland Dies on Coast
William Curtice Holland, 57, former Dallas cotton executive, died Sunday in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital, Dallas relatives reported.
A native of Corsicana, Holland was brought to Dallas by his parents when a small child. He was graduated from Bryan High School, now Croizer Technical High, and was a veteran of the 36th Division in World War I.
He was an executive of cotton firms in Dallas until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1937. At the time of his death, he was executive-secretary of the California-Arizona Cotton Growers Association.
Holland is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Mary Louisa Holland; two sisters, Mrs. H. Reid Williams Sr., of Dallas and Mrs. Raymond Phelps of San Antonio; and two brothers, George A. Holland of La Feria, Cameron County, and Carl C. Holland of El Paso.
Funeral arrangements are pending in Los Angeles.

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Mary Effie (Ginn) Holleman
Nov 3, 1870 - Jul 6, 1953

July 8, 1953
123 Descendants Left by Woman
CORSICANA, Texas, July 8. - Funeral was held Tuesday for Mrs. Mary Effie Holleman, 83, resident of Bazette, Navarro County, for half century. A native of Missouri, Mrs.
Holleman had 123 living descendants, including five children, fifty-six grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, W. G. Holleman of Bazette; a son, Clint Holleman of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Glasgow, Mrs. Ben Lancaster and Mrs. W. C. Reagan, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Jesse Gary of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Willie Sulfredge of Granite, Okla. and two brothers, R. V. Ginn of Hollis, Okla., and L. L. Ginn of Oklahoma City.

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Bazette Rites For Mrs. Holleman

KERENS, July 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Effie Holleman, 83, resident of Bazette for a half century, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ben Lancaster, in Bazette Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist Church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Conducting the services were Elders Paul Wysenger and W. T. Fugget. Burial was in the
Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. Holleman was a native of Missouri. She has 123 living descendants, including a son, four daughters, 46 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, W. G. Holleman, Bazette; a son, Clint Holleman, Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Glasgow, Mrs. Ben Lancaster, and Mrs. W. C. Reagan, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Jesse Gray, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Willie Sulfredge, Granite, Okla.; two brothers, R. V. Ginn, Hollis, Okla., and L. L. Ginn, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers were Glen Gray, Clayton Reagan, Donley Holleman, Dan Lancaster, Bernice Glasgow and Gee Holleman.

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James Morgan Holloway
May 5, 1878 - Jan 1, 1929

January 2, 1929
Holloway Funeral Held
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 2. - Funeral services for James Morgan Holloway, 50, life-long resident of Corsicana, were held Wednesday from the family residence, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Charles Holloway of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Magness of Corsicana; five brothers, Frank Holloway of Chillicothe, Elmer Holloway of Midland, Arthur Holloway of Dallas and Price Holloway and Will Holloway of Corsicana.

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MORGAN HOLLOWAY FIED FOLLOWING SHORT ILLNESS

CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN, NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

James Morgan Holloway, aged 50, life-long resident of Corsicana passed away at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock after an illness of one week with flu-pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at the family home, 1511 West Seventh avenue, with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. A. E. Carraway, former pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the funeral services.

Surviving are one son, Charles M. Holloway, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Magness, Corsicana; five brothers, Frank Holloway, Chillicothe; Elmer Holloway, Midland; Arthur Holloway, Dallas; Price Holloway and Will Holloway, Corsicana and other relatives.

The pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, C. G. Jester, J. O. Burke, Gus Young, John Redden and E. D. Holmes.

Morgan Holloway was born and reared in Navarro county and spent his entire busy life in the county and in Corsicana, where he begun his business career many years ago with a blacksmith shop. He made a success of this venture and widened his scope until he had one of the largest blacksmith and wood-working plants in this section. He purchased business property on Commerce street and erected several brick business houses there later. He however, continued to manage his blacksmith and machine shop until he was taken ill several days ago.

For a number of years he was a member of the board of stewards of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church and took an active part in supporting and aiding this church in all its good work for the section of Corsicana in which it is located. He was a man, who was known as a friend in need, therefore a friend indeed. No man would go further for a friend than Morgan Holloway and he was a man of his word and of impeccable honesty and fair dealing with his fellow man. He will be missed in the walks of life.

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William Francis Hollifield
Aug 15, 1884 - Aug 18, 1949
 

Obituary moved to William Francis Hollifield Page


Charles Lee Hollingsworth
Dec 8, 1916 - May 7, 1938


May 8, 1938
Hit-Run Victim Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, May 8 (AP) - Charles Lee Hollingsworth, 21, died in a hospital late Saturday of injuries suffered when a hit-and-run motorist struck him. County officers were hunting the killer.

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HOLLINGSWORTH IS VICTIM INJURIES BY HIT-RUN DRIVER

BLOOMING GROVE YOUTH TENTH TRAFFIC VICTIM OF NAVARRO COUNTY OF YEAR

Charles Lee Hollingsworth, aged 21 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock. His death is the tenth highway fatality since the first of the year.
Hollingsworth was struck by a hit-and-run motorist near Blooming Grove at an early hour Friday morning.
Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and other county officers have been unsuccessful in learning the identity of the driver.
The injured man received two fractures to each leg as well as other injuries.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hollingsworth, who reside at Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Hollingsworth is reported to have hitch-hiked his way from Houston to Corsicana after an unsuccessful quest of work and was making his way to his home at the time of the accident.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Central Baptist church at 4 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. R. McDaniel, pastor of the Methodist church.

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CHARLIE LEE HOLLINGSWORTH BURIED SUNDAY ROSE HILL

Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock for Charlie Lee Hollingsworth, who died at the P and S Hospital Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock from injuries received at an early hour Friday morning on highway 22 east of Blooming Grove by a hit-and-run motorist.

He was returning home from Houston where he had been in search of work when the tragedy occured.

Rev. Paul H. Vercher had charge of the funeral rites and was assisted by Revs. H. R. McDaniel, pastor of the Methodist Church and Rawlins Cherryholmes, pastor of the Christian Church.

Charlie Lee was born and raised in this community, graduated from the Blooming Grove high school and was the school's outstanding athlete. He was a fine type of American manhood, respected and loved by all who knew him. The high school students and teachers, as a tribute, of respect and love, attended the funeral in a group.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove, three sisters; Mrs. Doyce Prater of Houston, Odessa, Mavis, and one brother Louis, of Blooming Grove.

Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 13, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Louis H. Hollingsworth
May 2, 1849 - Feb 9, 1937

February 9, 1937
HOLLINGSWORTH - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 9. - Louis Hollingsworth, 87, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Peebles. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Peebles; two sons, Obie Hollingsworth and James Hollingsworth, both of Arkansas, and a number of grandchildren.

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AGED MAN DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE LAST NIGHT

Louis Hollingsworth, 87, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Peebles, 2310 West Seventh avenue, and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the eleventh Avenue Methodist church had charge of the rites.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Peebles; two sons, Obie Hollingsworth and James Hollingsworth, both of Arkansas and a number of grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, W. T. Hipps, John Lonsford, George Powell, Oscar Odom and Mr. Miller.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral directors were in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. M. J. Holloman
abt 1816 - Mar 18, 1906

March 19, 1906
HOLLOMAN - Corsicana, Tex., March 19. - Mrs. M. J. Holloman, living a few miles north of this city, died yesterday at the age of 90 years.

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Carrie Ruth (Fields) Holloway
Jun 25, 1902 - Apr 14, 1950

April 17, 1950
Mrs. C. C. Holloway
CORSICANA, Texas, April 17. - Services were held Sunday for Mrs. C. C. Holloway of Powell, who died Friday night.
Surviving are her husband and a son, John Allen Holloway of Powell; mother, Mrs. Albert Fields, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. F. G. Huggins, Kerens and Mrs. Homer Wasson, Powell; two brothers, D. F. Fields, Kerens and Evan Fields, Houston.

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Funeral Services Mrs. C.C. Holloway At Kerens Sunday

KERENS, April 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. C. C. Holloway, 47, who died at her home in Powell Friday night, were held from the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the Methodist church here.

Surviving are her husband and son, John Allen Holloway, Powell; mother, Mrs. J. A. Fields, Kerens; two brothers, D. F. Fields, Kerens, and Evan Fields, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Homer Wasom, Powell, and Mrs. F. G. Huggins, Kerens, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Annie George Vise (Dennan) Holmes
1862 - Feb 2, 1931

February 2, 1931
HOLMES. - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 2. - Mrs. Annie George Holmes, 68, widow of Frank Holmes, died at her home Monday. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, W. L., H. G. and R. L. Holmes of Dallas, O. D. Homes of Duncan, Ok., and F. M. Holmes of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. D. A. Nichols of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Hayes Bonner of Corsicana. She made her home here for about fifty-seven years.

February 3, 1931
HOLMES - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 3. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie George Holmes, 68, widow of the late Frank Holmes, who died at the family home here Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Homes was a native of Georgia but had resided in Corsicana for fifty-seven years. Surviving are five sons, W. L. Homes, H. G. Holmes and R. L. Holmes, all of Dallas; O. D. Holmes, Duncan Ok., and F. M. Holmes, Corsicana, and two daughters, Mrs. D. A. Nichols, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Hayes Bonner, Corsicana.

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Norman Holmes
abt 1879 - Sep 1943

September 8, 1943, Dallas, Texas
Norman Holmes Burial Arranged
Funeral services for Norman H. Holmes, 64, retired grocer and ginner who died of a heart attack suffered while playing dominoes at Garrett Park Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Weiland's Funeral Church.
Born at Rice, Navarro County, he was in the cotton ginning business at Rice, Emhouse and Royse City before moving to Dallas to enter the grocery business in 1935. In the Royse City area he operated five gins.
He retired from business activities in 1941 due to failing health.
Holmes is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, a brother and one grandchild.

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Julius Hopkins Holsey, Jr.
Jan 31, 1861 - Aug 28, 1934

August 29, 1934
HOLSEY - Corsicana, Texas. Aug 29. - Funeral services for J. H. Holsey, 73, longtime resident of Navarro County, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday. Prior to moving to Corsicana Holsey lived in the Chatfield community. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Misses Marie, Lucile, Eva and Hazel Holsey, and a son, Robert Holsey, all of Corsicana; four brothers and one sister.

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J. H. HOLSEY DIED HERE LAST NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for H. H. Holsey, aged 73 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at his home on North Beaton street Tuesday night at 8:30 o’clock, were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana he resided in the Chatfield community for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Misses Marie, Lucile, Eva and Hazel Holsey, and a son, Robert Holsey, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Walter R. Holsey, Rockwell; and L. L., T. M. and J. W. Holsey, all of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. R. H. Foy, of Georgia.

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

Active pallbearers were Lee Holsey, Mont Holsey, Wilbur Holsey, and Walter Holsey, A. L. Huffman and J. W. Wright. Honorary pallbearers were J. C. McMullen, W. T. Thorp, M. J. McMullen, G. K. Elkins, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Hugh Hodge, Theo Montfort, W. F. Montfort and M. T. Montfort.

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Mary E. (Towns) Holsey
Sep 22, 1879 - Feb 19, 1930

February 20, 1930
Corsicana Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 20. - Mrs. J. W. Holsey, 50, died at a Corsicana hospital. The funeral will b held from the First Christian Church Friday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, two sons, S. T. Holsey and J. W. Holsey Jr., both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary Alice Holsey of Corsicana; a niece whom she reared, Mrs. Eulaline Dudley of Tulia; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson of Corsicana and Mrs. Ella Chester of Beaumont; four brothers, John Townes of Corsicana, Will Townes of Powell and Dr. J. R. Townes of Beaumont.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. J. W. HOLSEY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Holsey, aged 50 years, 1701 North Beaton street, resident of Navarro county practically all her life, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday night at 10:30 o’clock following a short illness with influenza-pneumonia, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Christian church, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Holsey was a member of the First Christian church. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor.

Mrs. Holsey was thought to be improving and on the road to recovery, but took a turn for the worse Wednesday night and died within a few minutes.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, S. T. Holsey and J. W. Holsey, Jr., both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary Alice Holsey, Corsicana; a niece whom she reared, Mrs. Eulaline Dudley, Tulia; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Corsicana and Mrs. Ella Chester, Beaumont; four brothers, John Townes, Corsicana; Will Towns, Breckenridge; Tom Townes, Powell, and Dr. J. E. Townes, Beaumont.

Pallbearers were Will Love, Joe Brown, Ted Ferguson, W. P. McCammon, S. J. Thigpen, Roy Peebles, Dr. L. E. Kelton and P. M. Gladney.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Peter Garland. Holt
Apr 30, 1870 - May 24, 1934

May 25, 1934
HOLT - Corsicana, Texas, May 25. - Pete G. Holt, 64, cobbler, died Friday morning at his residence and the funeral will be held from the residence of his son, Zollie F. Holt, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, officiating. Surviving are two sons, Zollie F. Holt, Corsicana, and Garland Holt, Amarillo; one daughter, Mrs. A. L. Cooper, Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, three brothers, Andrew Holt, Lamesa; Ed Holt, Marietta, Ok., and Hal Holt, Lamesa, and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Pruitt, Arlington, and Mrs. M. L. Grant, Lamesa.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Obit and death certificate both say Oakwood cemetery but he is actually buried in Campbell Cemetery, Nolan, Texas -
  • h/o Annie May (Pillon) Holt; s/o Thomas C. Holt & Nannie (Wilmot) Holt

Lillie (Brashear) Honea
abt 1904 - Aug 1930

August 12, 1939
Mrs. Lillie Honea Dies
CORSICANA. Texas, Aug. 12 - Mrs. Lillie Honea, 26, died in the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are her husband, Sam Honea; one daughter, parents and a number of other relatives in the Rice Community.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Honea Are Held Rice Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Honea, aged 26 years, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday afternoon shortly after arriving at the hospital, were held at Rice Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband, Sam Honea, one daughter, parents and other relatives. Mrs. Honea had been in ill health for several months.

The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mart Hood
1872 - Dec 1931

December 24, 1931
HOOD - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 24. - Mart Hood, 80
<sic>, native of Missouri but resident to Texas for fifty-eight years, died at Richland Thursday. He had resided in Navarro County for fifty years. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Hubert and Alvin Hood, and two daughters, Lena Ruth and Adele Hood, all of Richland. Funeral arrangements had not been completed.

December 26, 1931
HOOD - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 26. - Funeral services for Mart Hood, 60, native of Missouri, but resident of Texas fifty-eight years, who died at his home in Richland Thursday were held at Richland Saturday where burial was made. Mr. Hood had resided in Navarro County for fifty years. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Hubert and Alvin Hood, and two daughters, Lena Ruth and Adele Hood, all of Richland.

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Addie (Kelly) Hook
Dec 2, 1873 - Jun 24, 1951

June 26, 1951
Mrs. Addie Hook, 77, Buried Near Emhouse
CORSICANA, Texas, June 26. - Mrs. Addie Hook, 77, long-time resident of Emhouse and Corsicana, died in a local clinic Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday with burial in the Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse. She was of member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Noel D. Hook, Corsicana, and Bruce Hook, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Sears and Mrs. Gladys Todd, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • w/o Sam H. D. Hook married Oct 06, 1895; d/o Abraham Sims Kelly & Mary Ann Celenda (Price) Kelly buried at Black Hills Cemetery

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Mrs. Addie Hook Funeral Monday

Mrs. Addie Hook, 77, life-long resident of Navarro county, died in the Navarro Clinic at 3 a.m. Sunday following a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. D. Hazelwood, pastor of the First Methodist church at Emhouse, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse.

Mrs. Hook had resided in Emhouse and Corsicana practically all of her life.

Surviving are two sons, Noel D. Hook, Corsicana, and Bruce Hook, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Sears and Mrs. Gladys Todd, both of Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Presley, Harvey Grubb, Hugh Parrish, Roy Bristow, E. I. Steen and C. G. Winn.

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James William Hooser
Dec 11, 1859 - Feb 4, 1918

February 4, 1918
HOOSER. - Corsicana, Texas, feb. 4. - J. W. Hooser, aged 58 years, died at his home at Barry last night. He was a substantial farmer. Surviving the deceased are his wife and seven children, Mrs. R. C. Jordan, Horton Hooser, Mrs. Hardysitton, Mrs. J. M. Perry, Miss Willie Hooser, Miss Ruby Hooser and Tull Hooser, and a brother, W. W. Hooser of Frost.

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Prominent Farmer Dead.
J. W. Hooser, aged fifty-eight years, died at his home at Barry last night after a short illness with pneumonia.
The deceased was one of the substantial citizens of that community, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was reared in Ellis county, but had resided in this county for a number of years. Surviving the deceased are his widow and seven children, Mrs. R. C. Jordan, Horton Hooser, Mrs. Hardy Sitton. Mrs. J. M. Perry, Miss Willie Hooser, Miss Ruby Hooser and Tull Hooster, and a brother, W. W. Hooser, of Frost.

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Remains Interred Yesterday.

The remains of the late J. W. Hooser were interred at Frost yesterday by the Masons and an immense throng attended the last sad rites.

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Augustus "Gus" Hoover
Jul 27, 1861 - Jul 26, 1927

July 27, 1927, Dallas, Texas
Augustus Hoover, Rail Agent, Dies
The body of Augustus Hoover, 66, general agent for the passenger department of the Cotton Belt Railroad for thirty years, who died at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Baylor Hospital, will be sent Wednesday by interurban at 2:20 p. m. to Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church there at 4:30 o'clock, with burial at Corsicana following. Mr. Hoover was born in Beatyestown, N. J., but came to Texas forty-seven years ago and had made his home in Corsicana since. He had been with the Cotton Belt for about thirty-two years, having been ticket agent at Corsicana for a time.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Blackburn, Dallas and Mrs. J. M. Simmons, Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, B. M. Hoover, Youngston, Ohio, and a sister, Miss Edna Hoover, Hackettstown, N. J.
Active pallbearers will be C. W. Jennings, Cap Allen, Ernest Newman, Clifford Tatum and E. C. Caldwell, all of Corsicana, and A. M. Fitch, Dallas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Burgess, E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, Dr. A. I. Folsom, H. A. Spaulding, E. N. Johnson, Dave McKee, R. A.
Belknap, J. V. Farnesworth, F. C. Chambers, G. D. Baldridge, B. B.
Simkins, C. R. Miller, Roy DeLafosse, E. P. Angus, Roland Martin and Jack Lamb, all of Dallas; Frank Drane, C. L. Know, Nat Pinkston, Jarvis Whiteselle, R. L. Reese, H. D. Johnson, R. L. Hamilton, Frank Williams, C. H. Mills, W. M. Clarkson, Ed M. Polk, John Sloan, E. A. Johnson, Sid Story, W. H. Hastings, T. W. Lovett, M. A. Mowlam, Bob Watt, W. D.
Cross, Will Van Hook, J. F. Stout, Jack Walton, Dick Calkins, Bob Malloy, J. H. Woods, Pat Loggins, T. P. Kerr, F. S. Kerr, Parry McCammon, L. A. Johnson, all of Corsicana; C. D. Jackson, E. E. Fondrom and Norman Lawson of Fort Worth; Cliff Bowman, Memphis, Tenn.; J. W.
Hogan, T. H. Lawrence and J. Kennedy of Tyler; J. R. Gunter, Texarkana; Harry Klein, the Rev. J. M. Dawson, R. E. L. Jackson, Tom Wolf, George Wolf, Jerry O'Leary, Leonard Matthews, T. H. Scales, J. W. Byers, Wade Cunningham, John Horsfull and C. H. Carringer of Waco.
 

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July 27, 1927, Corsicana, Texas
Corsicana Funeral For Augustus Hoover
Funeral services for Augustus Hoover, general agent of the passenger department of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. C. E. Snowden, rector of the Church of the Incarnation of Dallas, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Hoover is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs.
Ralph Blackburn, Dallas, and Mrs. Julian Simmons, Fayetteville, Ark. Mr. Hover lived here for forty years.
Out-of-town railroad officials here for the funeral included R. C. Hatfield, Fort Worth; J. R. Mockbee, Dallas; H. A. Klein, Waco; J. R. Gunter, Texarkana; L. J. Hausman, San Antonio; K. A. Irving, Houston; H. C. Park, Greenville; A. G. St. John, Tyler; H. H. Spriggins, Dallas; W. F. Murray, Tyler; T. H. Lawrence, Tyler; A. M. Fitch, Dallas; T. H. Jones, Texarkana; E. C. Echols, Waco; Jerry O'Leary, Waco, all officials of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad, and T. J. Anderson, Houston, general agent passenger department of the Southern Pacific lines.

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Society News.

In the passing of Mr. A. (Gun) Hoover on Tuesday, July 26 at the Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas, Texas a fine, noble character has been called to higher service in God’s kingdom. His death has brought genuine sorrow to the hearts of deeply attached friends not only in Corsicana where he has lived almost half a century, but throughout the State, and far beyond the borders of the state, as his duties as passenger agent of the St. Louis Southwestern R. R., carried him over a large part of the United States.

Among those attending the impressive funeral services, mingling their tears of sorrow with the bereft loved ones, were a number of Confederate Veterans in their grey uniforms, who will miss their good friend who accompanied them each year to the reunions held in distant cities looking after their comfort and pleasure.

The love and esteem bestowed upon him and his good wife, and their two charming daughters, was attested by the profusion of lovely flowers that completely filled the chancel at St. John’s church where impressive services were held; and that covered his last resting place in Oakland Cemetery.

Besides a large number of railroad officials, here for the funeral there were numerous friends and relatives from other places. Those noted were Mr. and Mrs. Roland Martin, Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Johnson of Hubbard City, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Farnsworth, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Fitch, Mrs. Walter Elliott, Mr. Ben Simkins, Mr. E. P. Angus, Mr. Dick Morgan, Mr. J. P. Rogerman, Mr. Ernest Johnson, Mr. Hugh Johnson and Mr. Neil Johnson all of Dallas.

Devoted friends sympathize with Mrs. Hoover and her daughters, Mrs. Ralph J. Blackburn of Dallas and Mrs. J. M. Simmons of Fayetteville, Ark., in this hour of their sorrow. Many have sustained a tender personal loss in the passing of Mr. Hoover, but deep in their hearts they will ever keep the sweet memory of his congenial friendship, his courage, his faith in God, his unfearing honesty and his consistent Christianity.

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Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" (Johnson) Hoover
Feb 21, 1866 -
Feb 14, 1934

February 25, 1934, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Elizabeth Hoover To Be Buried Thursday The funeral for Mrs. Elizabeth May Hoover, 67, who died on Wednesday morning at the home of daughter, Mrs. R. J. Blackburn, 4153 Prescott, will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church at Corsicana at 3 p.m.
Thursday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, at Corsicana.
Mrs. Hoover, for many years a resident of Corsicana, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Blackburn of Dallas, and Mrs. J. M. Simmons of Alexandria, La.; and a sister, Mrs. Lula Gaston of Vinita, Ok.

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FORMER POPULAR CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. Gus Hoover, for many years a resident of Corsicana, and widow of the late Gus Hoover, traveling passenger agent of the St. Louis-Southwestern Railway Company, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Blackmon, in Dallas, Wednesday morning, according to information received here, and the funeral will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Blackmon, Dallas, and Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons, Louisiana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 14, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Augustus “Gus” Hoover d/o Samuel John Thomas Johnson, Capt., Sheriff & Mary Ann Elizabeth “Eliza” (Caldwell) Johnson

Ethel May Hoover
abt 1885 - May 1888

April 30, 1888
Obituary
Ethel Hoover
Corsicana, Texas., April 30. - Little Ethel, aged 3 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hoover, died yesterday afternoon and was buried from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church this afternoon. She was a beautiful and interesting little darling, and her death is sadly lamented in this community.

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John Washington Hopkins
Feb 14, 1881 - Dec 28, 1936

December 30, 1936
HOPKINS - Corsicana, Texas, Dec. 29. - John W. Hopkins, 55, farmer residing west of Emhouse, died suddenly Monday afternoon following an illness of only a few minutes. He had resided in the Emhouse community twenty-six years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the high school auditorium. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are his wife; a son, James P. Hopkins; four daughters, Edna Hopkins, Marjorie Hopkins, Dorothy Jean Hopkins and Mrs. J. L. Pattison, all of Emhouse; three brothers, R. L. Hopkins, Dallas; Clinton Hopkins, Tennessee, and James F. Hopkins, California, and five sisters, Mrs. R. E. Dorsey, Dallas; Mrs. E. Snow, Dallas; Mrs.
Annie Lawrence, Mrs. Hattie Taylor and Mrs. Pearl Greenway, all of Tennessee.

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EMHOUSE FARMER DIED SUDDENLY ON MONDAY AFTERNOON
John W. Hopkins, aged 55 years, farmer residing west of Emhouse, died suddenly Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock following an illness of only a few minutes. He had resided in the Emhouse community for the past 28 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the high school auditorium. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a son, James P. Hopkins; four daughters, Edna Hopkins; Marjorie Hopkins; Dorothy Jean Hopkins, and Mrs. J. L. Pattison, all of Emhouse; three brothers, R. L. Hopkins, Dallas; Clinton Hopkins, Tennessee; and, James F. Hopkins California; and five sisters, Mrs. R. E. Dorsey, Dallas; Mrs. E. Snow, Dallas; Mrs. Annie Lawrence, Mrs. Hattie Taylor, and Mrs. Pearl Greenway, all of Tennessee. Pallbearers were G. G. Owen, O. L. Elkins, O. F. Wetzel, J. W. McClintock, K. H. Stokes and B. C. Patterson. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Joseph Preston Hopkins
Feb 12, 1878 - Jun 16, 1953

June 20, 1953
Corsicana Rites Held For J. P. Hopkins, 78
CORSICANA, Texas, June 19. - Funeral services for Joseph Preston Hopkins, 78, retired Richland farmer, who died in New Orleans Tuesday while on a visit, were held Thursday at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, of Richland; three sons, W. P. Hopkins of Fort Worth, Osie E. Hopkins of Dallas, and Arthur L. Hopkins with the United States Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Velma Day of New Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Bean and Mrs. Ollie Culpepper, both of Star City, Ark., and seven grandchildren.

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Rites Thursday For J. P. Hopkins

Funeral services for Joseph Preston Hopkins, 78, retired Richland farmer, who died in New Orleans Tuesday while visiting relatives, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor of the Richland Methodist Church. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; three sons, W. P. Hopkins, Fort Worth; Osie E. Hopkins, Dallas, and Arthur L. Hopkins, U. S. Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Velma Day, New Orleans; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Bean and Mrs. Ollie Culpepper, both of Star City, Ark., and other relatives.

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William Franklin Horger, Dr.
May 5, 1855 - Mar 15, 1938

March 15, 1938
Dr. William F. Horger Dies at Hospital
CORSICANA, Texas, March 15. - Dr. William Franklin Horger, 83, native Texan and resident of Corsicana fifty-one years, died at a hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dr. Horger was an active veterinarian here for more than forty years.
Surviving are two half-brothers, H. B. Wilson and E. T. Wilson, both of Corsicana.

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DR. W. F. DIED EARLY TODAY LOCAL HOSPITAL

Dr. William Franklin Horger, aged 83 years, native Texan and resident of Corsicana for 51 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock after a lingering illness. He had been in ill health for the past several years.

Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Dr. Horger was an active veterinarian here for more than 40 years.

Surviving are two half-brothers, H. B. Wilson and E. T. Wilson, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be W. J. W. Foster, Cecil Foster, Hugh Fullerton, F. L. Flynn, W. S> Bingham, and Clyde Gray.

Notice Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the Hall Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock to attend the funeral of Brother W. F. Horger.

W. S. Bingham, Noble Grand,
L. F. Flynn, Secretary

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 15, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha “Mattie” (Isbell) Horger married Mar. 17, 1881; s/o Jesse Franklin Horger & Henrietta Ann (Trotti) Horger-Wilson

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DR. W. F. HORGER FUNERAL RITES ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Dr. W. F. Horger, aged 83 years, who died early Tuesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church Corsicana Lodge No. 68, I. O. O. F. had charge of the rites at the grave.

Dr. Horger had been in ill health for several years. He was a native Texan and had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two half-brothers, H. B. Wilson and E. T. Wilson, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews

Pallbearers were W. J. W. Foster, Cecil Foster, Hugh Fullerton, L. F. Flynn, W. S. Bingham and Clyde Gray.

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L. C. Horn
abt 1859 - Jan 1935

January 22, 1935
HORN - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 22 - Funeral services for L. C. Horn, 76, pioneer blacksmith of Corsicana, who died at his home Monday night, were held Tuesday. Surviving are two sons, M. T. Horn of Corsicana and Frank Horn of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Ira Hart of Corsicana and Mrs. T. G. Beckett of Dallas, and nine grandchildren.

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Tennie "Tennessee" (Dickey) Horn
abt 1861 - Jan 28, 1915

January 28, 1915
HORN - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 28 - Mrs. L. C. Horn, aged 54, died at 1:30 this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Ira Hart. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence.

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Mollie Virginia (Ellison) Horn
July 10, 1853 - Apr 23, 1936

April 24, 1936
Odd Fellow Home's First Matron Is Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, April 24. - Mrs. S. B. Horn, 84, pioneer resident of Navarro County and the first matron at the I.O.O.F. Home when it was established fifty years ago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. McDaniel, Thursday night.
Funeral services will be held Saturday.
Mrs. Horn was born in Tennessee, but came to Navarro County more than sixty years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her late husband, S. B. Horn, at one time was superintendent of the Odd Fellows' Home.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. McDaniel, W. K. Horn of Springfield, Ill., and Val Horn of Mexia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. S. B. HORN

Funeral services for Mrs. S. B. Horn, aged 84 years, first matron of the I. O. O. F. Home when it was established 50 years ago, died Thursday night at 9:45 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Grady Metcalf, Baptist minister of Mexia, assisted by Rev. J. M. McDaniel, Cumberland Presbyterian minister of Corsicana.

Mrs. Horn was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Navarro County more than 60 years with the exception of a few years spent in West Texas. Her husband was superintendent of the I. O. O. F. Home here 50 years ago.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. J. M. McDaniel, Corsicana; W. K. Horn, Springfield, Ill., and Val Horn, Mexia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were F. A. Pierce, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr., W. K. Boyd, Mexia; W. R. Adams, Mexia; Jack Corley, Mexia; Dick Hawkins, Mexia; Dr. O. T. Christoffer, Mexia and A. L. Hollister, Mexia.

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Sidney B. Horn
Jul 22, 1848 - Oct 2, 1930

October 3, 1930
S. B. Horn Succumbs
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 2. - Sidney B. Horn, 82, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro County fifty-seven years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M.
McDaniel, near the substation in North Corsicana, Thursday morning. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Val Horn of Mexia and W. K. Horn of Springfield, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. McDaniel.

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SIDNEY B. HORN RESIDENT COUNTY MANY YEARS DIES

Sidney B. Horn, aged 82 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro county 57 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. McDaniel, near the substation in North Corsicana, Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Van Horn, Mexia, and W. K. Horn, Springfield, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. McDaniel, Corsicana.

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W. A. Horn
abt 1845 - Dec 1914

December 21, 1914, Fort Worth, Texas
W. A. Horn of Corsicana Dies
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 20. - W. A. Horn, aged 69 years, died this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Papworth, in Riverside. He came here from Corsicana to spend the Christmas holidays, and had been ill only a few days. The body will be forwarded to Corsicana tomorrow by Undertaker Robertson.

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James William Hornbeak, Rev.
Sep 8, 1851 - Apr 23, 1929

April 24, 1929
First Child Born in Bosque Dies
CORSICANA, Texas - April 24 - The Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, 77, resident of Corsicana for many years, native Texan and first white child born in Bosque County, died Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at Arcady farm, where he has resided for a number of years. The funeral will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Hornbeak was born at Valley Mills, Bosque County, Sept. 8, 1851. His parents moved to Tehuacana when he was a small lad. Mr. Hornbeak entered ministry in 1873 and in 1876 was married to Miss Ella Root of Corsicana. After his marriage the family moved to North Texas, where he served as pastor of churches at Rockwall, Kaufman, Terrell, Weatherford and Greenville. In 1887 he returned to Corsicana, where he was in business with his brother, C. M. Hornbeak, at the same time serving the churches at Kerens, Rice, Goshen and Edens.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. B. T. Delahay, Corsicana; Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Rector, San Antonio, two sons, Sterling Hornbeak, Corsicana; Sam Hornbeak, Dallas; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, the Rev. J. A.Hornbeak, Hereford, and Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, Trinity University, Waxahachie.

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AGED MINISTER AND PIONEER OF COUNTY IS DEAD

REV. J. W. HORNBEAK DIED TUESDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, 77, resident of Corsicana for many years, native Texan, and first white child born in Bosque county, died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock at Arcady farm where he has resided for a number of years, and the funeral will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Brown, Cumberland Presbyterian minister of Dawson.

Rev. Hornbeak was born at Valley Mills, Bosque county, Sept. 8, 1851. His parents moved to Tehuacana when he was a small lad so that the children might be educated at Trinity university. Rev. Hornbeak entered the Cumberland Presbyterian ministry in 1873 and in 1876 was married to Miss Ella Root of Corsicana. After his marriage, the family moved to North Texas where he served as pastor of churches at Rockwall, Kaufman, Terrell, Weatherford and Greenville. In 1887, he returned to Corsicana where he was in business with his brother, C. M. Hornbeak, at the same time serving churches at Kerens, Rice, Goshen and Edens.

After his health failed him, Rev. Hornbeak retired from the ministry and lived an out-door life, serving as Navarro county demonstration agent for seven years. For the last five years, he has lived at Arcady farm, serving as farm manager as long as his health permitted. When he was no longer able physically to hold this position, he stayed at the farm as the guest of his life-long friend, F. N. Drane.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. B. T. Delahay, Corsicana; Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Rector, San Antonio; two sons, Sterling Hornbeak, Corsicana; Sam Hornbeak, Dallas; twelve grand-children, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Rev. J. A. Hornbeak, Herford; and Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, Trinity university, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

The funeral will be under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be F. A. Widmer, J. M. Kerr, Judge H. C. Nash, Roy Thompson, W. A. Hammett, Harry Thomas, all members of the session of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Honorary pallbearers will be F. N. Drane, T. P. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Frank S. Kerr, J. H. Galbraith, H. E. Bowmer, Hubbard; Rev. J. W. Pearson, Tehuacana; Rev. Ben Tyree, Hubbard; B. L. Finch, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. T. A. Miller, R. H. Daniels, Kerens; Barton Sigler, Athens; Rev. J. D. Miller, Dallas; J. A. Jarrell, C. L. Knox, Rufus Elliott, John T. Fortson, Joe B. Fortson, George W. Boyd and other friends.

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Long-Time Navarro County Resident Dies


Rev. J.W. Hornbeak


Presbyterian minister and Navarro county farmer for more than half a century, the Rev. Mr. Hornbeak was known, respected and loved by probably more people than any other one man in this county. As a pioneer preacher in this county and district, he was known far and wide as a man of deep religious convictions and he adhered to these convictions in dealing with his fellowmen.


PIONEER MINISTER OF NAVARRO COUNTY; BURIED THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR REV. J. W. HORNBEAK WHO DIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister, aged 77 years, native Texan and first white child born in Bosque county, who died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock, were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He had been a resident of Corsicana for many years. The funeral services were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. With burial in Oakwood cemetery. He had been a resident of Corsicana for many years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Brown, Cumberland Presbyterian minister of Dawson.

Among the Cumberland Presbyterian church pastorates held by Rev. Hornbeak were Rockwall, Kaufman, Terrell, Weatherford, Greenville, Rice, Kerens, Goshen and Edens. When his health failed, he retired from the ministry and was Navarro county demonstration agent for seven years. He was farm manager of Arcady Farms for several years. He was born at Valley Mills, Bosque county, Sept. 8, 1851. He entered the ministry in 1873.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. B. T. Delahay, Corsicana; Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Rector, San Antonio; two sons; Sterling Hornbeak, Corsicana; Sam Hornbeak, Dallas; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Rev. J. A. Hornbeak, Herford; Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, Trinity University, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were F. A. Widmer, J. M. Kerr, H. C. Nash, W. H. Deckard, W. A. Hammett and Harry Thames, all members of the session of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Honorary pallbearers were F. N. Drane, T. P. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Frank S. Kerr, J. H. Galbraith, H. E. Bowmer, Hubbard; Rev. J. W. Pearson, Tehuacana; Rev. Ben Tyree, Hubbard; B. L. Finch, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. Dr. T. A. Miller, R. H. Daniels, Kerens; Barton Sigler, Athens; Rev. J. D. Miller, Dallas; J. A. Jarrell, C. L. Knox, Rufus N. Elliott, John T. Fortson, Joe B. Fortson, George W. Boyd, and other friends.

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Among the out of town relatives and friends attending the Hornbeak funeral were Mr. Sterling Hornbeak of this city, who was in Liberal, Kansas; Dr. Sam Hornbeak of Waxahachie, Mr. S. L. Hornbeak of Dallas, Mrs. J. M. Rector of San Antonio, Mr. J. A. Hornbeak of Herford, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Mays, Mr. R. H. Daniel, Miss Carrie Daniel of Kerens, and Mr. A. c. McAfee of Houston.

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