Mrs. R. J. McFarland Dead
This community was deeply shocked and grieved Tuesday afternoon,
July 24th, 1923, when it was learned that Mrs. R. J. McFarland
had died in Temple, where she was recently operated upon for cancer.
The body was brought to Burnet and will be interred Thursday morning
in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bro. Hocutt, Methodist pastor,
conducting the service.
Mrs. McFarland was a good woman in its truest sense-a loving kind
and helpful wife, a devoted mother, a faithful, consecrated
Christian, and a neighbor and friend universally loved. She is
survived by her husband, R. J. McFarland, and nine children,
as follows: Mrs. Lula Frazier of south Texas, King
McFarland of this place, Mrs. Annie Hereford of Tow,
Mrs. Nora Cummins of South Texas, Mrs. Willie
Hereford of Burnet, Rufus McFarland of Burnet, Mrs. Ed.
McDaniel of this county, Cliffton McFarland of this
community, and Miss Thelena of Burnet. The loved ones are
heart-broken over the loss of their dear mother, who is awaiting them
in that better world beyond the grave.
The Bulletin joins the hundreds of friends of the family in
extending condolence and sympathy in their sad bereavement.
BURNET BULLETIN, AUG 16, 1923
MRS. CORA EDNA JONES McFARLAND
"The Old Order Changeth," and the brave men and loyal women, who
as pioneers of this county, are answering the "last roll call" and
passing on to the Great Beyond, and such was the subject of this
sketch. Mrs. Cora Edna Jones McFarland was born in Travis
County, Texas, September sixteenth, 1865, and moved to Burnet County,
with her parents at the age of sixteen years, and resided here till
her death, which occurred in Temple sanitarium. July 24, 1923. It was
not the privilege of her loved ones to be with her when the last
summons came, but her loving Saviour piloted her over the dark river.
On January 1st, 1884 she was united in marriage to Rufus Jack
McFarland and to this union ten children were born -the first
born dying in infancy. Those surviving of Burnet are: King
McFarland, Mrs. Willie Hereford, Mrs. Lillian McDaniel, Rufus
McFarland, Clifton McFarland, and Mrs. Miss Thelena, Mrs. Lula
Frazier of Odem, Mrs. Annie Hereford of Tow Valley,
Mrs. Nora Cummings of Aqua Dulce, her mother of Ft. Worth,
five brothers, two sisters and twenty five grand children are left to
mourn her sad demise. Her father preceded her in death two years ago.
Mrs. McFarland was truly a daughter of the Confederacy, her
father was a volunteer in the war between the states and served with
loyalty, the Confederate cause, the entire four years of that
terrible struggle-as did four of her uncles, and one Uncle, James
Jones, "sleeps in the bivouac of the dead"-he was killed in the
last battle fought in that memorable war, and later when the World
war was on, her son, Rufus McFarland was with those who were
battling for their country.
For thirty-five years Mrs. McFarland was a devoted member of the
Methodist church, training her children to live a God fearing life
and "In teaching them how to live taught them how to die"-it was her
happy privilege to see all her children united with churches of their
Numberless friends in Burnet County are saddened at her death, the
missionary society of the Methodist Church feel deeply their loss, as
she was a cherished member of their society and the Order of the
Eastern Star realize that "In the measureless realm of time, how
brief is our earthly life; yet how momentous and eternal its issues"
and sorrow with the loved ones, who mourn the death of Sister Cora
McFarland, whose membership lengthened the golden chain of this noble
order. " Sincere sympathy is extended to the sons and daughters, and
to the heart broken husband, who so happily journeyed through many
years of contentment with his devoted wife.
The funeral services were held at the tabernacle, her beloved
pastor, Rev. Hocutt, officiating and the Order of the Eastern
Star held their impressive burial service. Quantities of fragrant
flowers covered the casket and grave and all that was mortal of this
beloved one, was tenderly laid to rest, awaiting the resurrection
morn and waiting beyond the river to welcome her loved ones to their
eternal home "in that land where separation and death are known no