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NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES


Abstracted from
ALTUS NEWS-WEEKLY
LEGER NEWS-TIMES
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.

Jan. 1902
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 his father.

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 daughter.

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 entire community.

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 of pneumonia.

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 relatives.


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