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Eureka Springs Flashlight
Friday January 8 1909
Flashlight Index

Transcribed by Nancy Cooper encooper@cswnet.com.

Erueka Springs Flashlight, January 8 1909
Eureka Springs Flashlight
S. A. DIEHL, Editor
Friday January 8 1909
Vol. 12, No. 50

Obituary Abstracts

Former Resident Passes Away:

        Clarence S. Fitch died at the home of his father-in-law, E. R. Ray, near the Sweet Spring, Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock, of Bright's disease.
        Mr Fitch was well known in this city, having conducted the Sweet Spring Hotel in the year 1900. From here he moved with his family to St. Louis and from there to Oklahoma City, where he contracted the fatal disease.
        About one year ago he came back to Eureka Springs to regain his health and was improved so much that he was able to return to his business in the city. Three months ago his health began to fail again and he came to this city at once, hoping to be relieved.
        His wife and daughter followed him and they decided to make this city their home as he was getting along so nicely. A week ago he suffered a relapse, but it was thought he would soon recover as on Monday he seemed to be in better spirits and helped his daughter with her studies. His death came as a great shock to his family as they had hoped for his recovery.
        The deceased leaves a wife, two sons, Ray and Ervin, and a daughter, Eva. The sons have been notified of their father's death and are expected here to attend the funeral and be with the grief-stricken mother and sister. A host of friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

Death Roll

        J. W. Durham died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Deceased had been a resident of Eureka Springs since its earliest days and was at one time owner of the Clifty mill and farm. This was sold for a small sum and was exhausted several weeks ago, leaving the old gentleman without funds whatever.
        Chief of Police Pike raised enough money for burial, Wednesday. The funeral will take place this afternoon, under the direction of the Drain-Melone Undertaking Company.

W. A. McHarry Succumbs

        Gaston Matthews received a telegram, Sunday, announcing the death of a former citizen of this city, W. A. McHarry of Portland, Texas.
        Deceased was for a number of years a prominent business man of this city and was very popular among his many friends.
        About two years ago he moved to Texas to join his father and brother in extensive farm interests in Portland but his health began to fail and it was feared for sometime that he would not recover. Last summer the family made a visit to Eureka Springs and his friends saw that the change had not proved beneficial to him.
        He leaves a devoted wife and a daughter, besides other relatives and hundreds of friends to mourn the loss. He was an enter- prising citizen, a kind-hearted man and a loving husband and father.
        Funeral services were held at his home in Portland, Texas, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Old Citizen Passes Away

        Late Saturday evening N. McCord, and old resident of this city, was found dead in his home on East Mountain by his wife and several of the neighbors. He had taken off his shoes and laid down across the bed and when found he seemed to be only sleeping but on closer investigation was found to have been dead several hours.
        Dr. Pace and Chief of Police Pike were called and as there lwas every evidence that the end came peacefully it was thought unnecessary to empanel a coroner's jury. A
         widow and five children are left to mourn.
        One of his sons, W. A. McCord, was reached by telegram and arrived, Monday, from Corpus Christi, Texas. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.


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