March 12, 1901- March 8, 1906
Published on Thursday
Jan. 2, 1902
R. H. Love and Wm. Kinney secured a coffin Dec. 1901, for the remains of Emma, the 16 year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Bozman. Who died of typhoid fever on Dec. 18th.
About 11 o'clock a.m. last Friday, while on the road to Mountain Park with a load of hay,
L. E. Sayirs (sic) of this city met with an accident that caused his death at 10 o'clock
p.m. Saturday. When within about a mile and a half of the park, Earl, as he was familiarly
called, stepped out on the tongue of the wagon to rein up one of the mules. While doing
so, the team became frightened and ran away, throwing him off the tongue and one of his
feet caught in the double tree and he was dragged some distance. When his foot was freed
from the double tree his body was in front of the wagon and both wheels on one side passed
over his body in the region of stomach and bowels. After thus injured, he secured the team
and drove it into the park and put them away. Medical aid was secured but he grew worse
until death relieved him from his intense suffering.
A coffin was secured here from undertaker E. E. Russell and Rev. R. A. Walker and
relatives here went over to the funeral which was conducted by Brother Walker. Earl was 24
years old last September. He was a young man of high character and friendly disposition,
and this whole community deplores his untimely death, and deeply synpathize with the
bereaved relatives in their sad afflication.
Jan. 2 1902
A. L. Tinker and M. Y. Patrick of Lock came to the city Dec. 22, and procured a coffin for
the remains of L. H. Hunnicutt who died at 5:30 o'clock that day. Mr. Hunnicutt was 56
years old at the time of his death and was respected by all our people. His remains were
interred in the Francis Cemetery.
Jan. 2, 1902
J. E. Bray and C. C. Ware, living eight miiles north of the city, purchased a coffin on
Dec. 22, for the remains of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Flippen, which died
within a few hours after birth that day.
Jan. 2, 1902
F. M. Sledge, who was 90 years and 3 months old, died at his son-in-law, H. K. Brown's
residence in the southern part of the city Dec. 23. A metallic coffin was secured for the
remains and H. B. Sledge, a son, took them to Nevada, Collin County, Texas and had them
buried by the side of his aged mother who died about thirteen months before the demise of
April 24, 1902
Monroe Honea procured a coffin Friday for the remains of Nona, four year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Leshe Honea of Aaron that died in that day (April 18) at the residence of T.
W. Middleton in this city.
May 8, 1902
T. F. Barrett, living five miles southwest of the city, procured a coffin Saturday for the
remains of his three month old daughter, Willie Ruth, who died about 12 0'clock Friday
night (May 2). The remains were buried at the Frazier Cemetery Saturday.
May 9, 1902
L. D. Brogdon and H. Netherton of near Navajoe procured a coffin last Thursday for the
remains of the child of W. T. Brogdon which died of slow fever that morning. (May 1).
May 22, 1902
The nine year old son of Theopolis Snowden who lives three miles south of town was drowned
in a pond Saturday afternoon (May 18) (From the Roger Mills Democrat)
May 29, 1902
Death of E. Nix
Mr. E. Nix, an aged and highly respected citizen of the Plew Valley neighborhood, died of
old age at the home of his son four miles north of town Friday night (May 23), and was
buried at the Leger Cemetery Saturday afternoon. He was one of the pioneers of Greer
County, having been here about 13 years, and was universally liked in this country. A
large concourse of sympathizing friends followed the remains of Mr. Nix which were the
first to be carried in Russell and Baucum's new hearse, to their final resting place,
where the funeral services were impressingly delivered by Rev. R. J. Morgan.
June 12, 1902
C. A. Baker, living near Martha, procured a coffin Wednesday night (June 11) for the
remains of Mrs. Brunell, aged 63 years who died in that community of blood poison.
July 3 1902 (Little Rock Ar. June 26, 1902)
Col. James Mitchell, editor of the Arkansas Democrat, died at 4:30 p.m. today. He was a
native of Arkansas and was prominent in the affairs of State. Brother of William Mitchell,
surveyor. Survived by wife, two daughters and three sons.
July 10, 1902 (from the Granite Enterprise)
Sheriff A. J. Bullard and Undersheriff Cogburn of Roger Mills county were killed Monday
afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock about eight miles north of Cheyenne near the Day County
line in a battle with horse thieves which lasted about thirty minutes. The outlaws finally
surrounding the two officers and riddling them with bullets.. The entire band made it's
escape........... While it is not positively known who composed the gang of outlaws, yet
suspicion points to the Bert Casey band, as they have been operating in that portion of
the Territory. It is reported that Sam Green, Pete Whitehead, three men whose names are
not known, a woman and two boys composed the band of outlaws.
July 17, 1902
Died at the family home in the western part of the city, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., Saturday,
July 12, 1902, Mrs. Bee, wife of E. E. Crain. Deceased leaves a sorrowing husband, two
little children, one about a year old, the other a couple of weeks old, a venerable
father, W. R. Jones, brothers and sisters to mourn her death.
July 31, 1902 (abstracted genealogical information)
In Memory of Mrs. E. E. Crain -maiden name Bernice Jones, moved from Alabama to Caldwell.
Came to Greer County in 1899. In 1900 married E. E. Crain.
Aug. 7, 1902
Died- at the Altus Hotel about 5 o'clock a.m. Friday July 31, 1902 of typhoid fever,
Harley A Franks, aged 21 years. Young Franks and his brother Theodore, came here from
Haysville, NC last March. They, together with Thomas Hyde, built the Hotel Altus building
and have been conducting a hotel in the same for several months. He was a kind hearted and
noble young man. After he became ill, his father D. W. Franks, came to attend him. (See
Leger Times for additional information - born Clay County NC on Nov. 8, 1880).
Aug. 14, 1902
The two year old daughter of J. A. Harrison, living near Willowvale, met with an accident
Saturday that caused her death (Aug. 9). The child was playing in the yard about where
sideboards of a wagon were. The strong wind prevailing blew the side board which struck
the child, breaking her neck.
Aug. 14, 1902
Mr. C. W. Cole received the sad intelligence a few days ago that his mother, Mrs. Susan
Cole, aged 82, died on the 3rd inst. At Cartersville, GA and that her remains were laid to
rest beside those of her husband, who died six years ago at Mountain Town, GA.
Oct. 9, 1902
Died - Sept. 20, 1902, Lessie May, the seventeen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
West. Her remains were laid to rest at Nine Mile Cemetery, Sunday, Sept. 21. The bereaved
parents have the sympathy of the entire community in the bereavement of their only
Oct. 16, 1902 (More info in Leger Times)
J. H. Green, proprietor of the Leger Hotel, departed this life Saturday (Oct. 11) at 7
o'clock a.m. after a lingering illness of complication of diseases---- The funeral
services were held Sunday at the Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Rev. R. A. Walker pastor
assisted by Rev. R. J. Morgan of the Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Green, the aged wife
of the deceased has the profound sympathy of our people.
Oct. 30, 1902
Died at the family residence in the eastern part of the city, at 7 o'clock a.m., Monday
Oct. 27th, of organic heart trouble, Mrs. Julia Carolina, wife of Mr. Frank M. Trimble, at
the age of 47 years and five months. The funeral cortege, the largest ever seen in Leger,
left the family residence at 10 o'clock a. M. Tuesday and the funeral services were held
at Leger Cemetery, conducted by Rev. R. J. Morgan of the Baptist Church of this place, of
which church Mrs. Trimble had been a consistent member for the past 26 years. She was
married to our esteemed fellow townsman, Frank M. Trimble, Oct. 19, 1872, and six children
were born to them, all are yet living. Mrs. Trimble has been a great sufferer for the past
four years and her devotion to home and family prolonged her life until physical endurance
could hold out no longer. While her death was not unexpected, yet it is a shock to the
Nov. 13, 1902
R. L. Mizner and George M. Jeter of the Prairie Home neighborhood purchased a coffin
Tuesday (Nov. 11) night for the infant son of Jonathan Osborn who died at 8 p.m. that day
Nov. 13, 1902
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Warren of Dunbar died on the 6th inst. The
bereaved parents have the profound sympathy of their neighbors.
Nov. 27, 1902
Died at 12 o'clock Friday night ( Nov. 22) in southwestern portion of the city of typhoid
pneumonia, Mrs. R. T. Moore. Mrs. Moore was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bennett now
living in the new country, who were present at her death and burial, and the sister of
Mr.s E. A. Bennett of this city. Survived by her husband, four children and other
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