From the Burnet Bulletin, Feb 15, 1906
R.N. GALLOWAY DEAD.
R.N. Galloway, father of W.C. Galloway, R.N. Galloway, Jr., and Mrs. Singleton of this place, died early Saturday morning at the home of his son, N.C. Galloway, at Round Mountain, where he had been sick since Christmas. All the loving care of his faithful children and skill of the physicians to prolong his life was of no avail--his advanced age, 84 years, coupled with the gravity of the disease was too much for human care to overcome. His body was interred in the Round Mountain Cemetery.
Mr. Galloway was born September 7th, 1822, in the State of Alabama; died February 17th 1906, making him almost eighty-four years old. He had been in Texas several years, and a good portion of this time he has spent with his children in Burnet, where he impressed every one as being a good man, in every sense of the word.
The Bulletin extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
From the Burnet Bulletin, Thursday, October 24, 1912
R.N. GALLOWAY DEAD.
Robt. N. Galloway died Monday morning, 9:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, W.C. Galloway, where he had been ill for some time. His body was interred Monday afternoon at five o'clock in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, with the Woodman of the World burial rites.
Mr. Galloway had been in failing health for a number of years, and it was recognized months ago that his days were numbered, but he bravely faced the future and until a short time ago was seen daily on the streets and maintained a cheerful appearance.
For years this writer has claimed Bob Galloway as a warm personal friend. We found him honorable in his dealings with his fellowman, he had a heart as tender to the suffering of others as a woman, and the needy and suffering never called on him in vain. His word to those who knew him was as good as a bond, and no reasonable call was ever made upon him by a friend that was not granted.
He was respected by everyone who knew him and loved by those who knew him best.
Mr. Galloway had been a citizen of Burnet for many years and his death is regretted by a very wide circle of his friends and acquaintences.
He was in the prime of life and it is hard to understand why a man of his vigorous strength should be cut down by the grim Reaper, and those of weaker mould left behind.
The Bulletin extends condolence to the bereaved relative.
Burnet Bulletin Oct., 13, 1910
Dennis Theron Garrett, son of James C. and Ellen Garrett, was born in Burnet County, Texas, near Bluffton, Aug. 10, 1877, and passed away at his home in Bluffton, Sept. 22, 1910, after an eight day's illness with typhoid. Every thing that medical skill and kind hands could do, was done for him, but to no avail. He is survived by three brothers, Joel, and Charles of Bluffton, and Dr. Henry Garrett, of Burnet; also by two sisters, Mrs Emma Galbraith, and Miss Ruth Garrett of Yuba City, California. His brothers were in constant attendance at his bedside until the last, but his aged father, who was visting in California and his sisters did not arrive until after the funeral.
He was educated at Burnet High School, and married a schoolmate, Miss Dora Sudduth, of Fairland, who with three bright boys, the youngest, two years old, survived him. He was ever a dutiful son, a kind and devoted father and husband, a trusted friend and an obliging neighbor. He always, in a most frank and unassuming maner, did what he thought to be right, and did it nobly and well regardless of what the world said. Every body that knew him extend the sincerest sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family and relatives. May the Great Comforter ever be near to guide and sustain the bereaved family in this their hour of deepest sorrow
From the Burnet Bulletin, Thursday, March 2, 1933
James Carter Garrett was born in Northern Alabama, December 29th, 1840; died January 13th , 1933, at the ripe age of 93 years.
He removed to Arkansas when nine years of age. His parents and other family kin went by the way of the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, on a boat constructed especially for the pioneer movers' use. They built the boat themselves. There he grew to manhood just as the Civil War rent our fair land. He enlisted in the Confederate ranks, serving to the end of the struggle. He was wounded and captured at the battle of Murfreesboro. He contracted smallpox while in the hospital at Nashville. Afterward he was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, where he was exchanged, having been in prison 14 months. After his exchange, he served until the end of the war.
He came to Texas in 1865, landing at the Bluffton Crossing, on the Colorado River, near the place which years later became his home.
He was one of the staunch citizens of Burnet and Llano counties, having owned houses in both. He endured many hardships, that fell to the lot of all pioneers of this section. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Chadwick, to which union seven children were born. They were Ruth C. Garrett of Bluffton, W.J. Garrett of Lake Victor, Mrs. E.F.Galbraith of Yuba City, California, Dennis T. Garrett, deceased, Charles D. Garrett of Burnet, Aaron Garrett, who died in infancy, and Dr. H. S. Garrett of Marlin. His wife died October 25th, 1888. During the eighteen years following her death, he devoted his time to rearing and providing for his children. In 1907 he was again married, to Mrs. N.E. Wells, who survives him.
His declining years were spent on the farm he loved so well, surrounded by loved ones, who did all they could to alleviate his ills and cheer him when his burdens were heavy. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Though frail of body, he retained his mental activities to the end.
Mr. Garrett was the sould of honor, ever true to friend and just to foe. Always lawabiding and honorable himself, he bent his energies to convince the erring of their duty to mankind and themselves.
His death removed a man who was honored, trusted and respected by all who knew him. The surviving children should be proud of such a father, and that they have profited by his example and advice is demonstrated by the fact that all of them are law abiding, respected citizens in their various communities.
Burnet Bulletin , 9 Jan 1986
Joe Garrett, 70 of Lampasas died friday, Jan. 3 1986, in a Temple hospital. Born June 29, 1915, in Llano County, he was the son of William Joel Garrett Sr. and the former Martha O. Warner. He was a lifelong resident of Burnet and Llano Counties. He was an active farmer and rancher in the Burnet and Lampasas area.
Services were held Sunday at 2 P.M. in Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Burnet with Bro. Huey Hartsell officiating. Burial followed at Cauble Cemetry under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Alene Garrett of Lampasas; two sons, W.J. (Billy) Garrett of Wharton, and Gary Garrett of Burnet; one daughter, Patsy Jordan of Lampasas; two brothers, Jim Garrett of Lampasas, and Dennis Garrett of Wichita Falls; one sister, Mary Ellen Frazier of Burnet; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brian Garrett, Scott Garrett, Melvin Webb, Joe Ed Frazier, Joel Ervin Garrett, Jimmie Garrett.
Burnet Bulletin, April 1, 1926 - From Barry Caraway
Mrs. Sam Glasscock Called By Death
The death of Mrs. Sam Glasscock last Friday, March 26th, 1926, near Santa Anna, Texas, was a great shock to her many relatives and friends in Burnet County, where she resided for many years. The body was interred at Santa Anna Sunday, March 28th, at 11 o'clock a. m.
Mrs. Glasscock was born April 17th, 1860. Her maiden name was King and she has one sister living, Mrs. Mary Gibbs of Burnet. She is also survived by her husband and nine children, four girls and five boys. Mrs. Glasscock was a good woman, a loving wife, a tender mother and appreciative neighbor. The Bulletin joins in extending condolence to the bereaved relatives.
Burnet Bulletin, April 16, 1925; From Barry Caraway
Mr. Henry Goodson Dead
Mr. Henry Goodson died Monday, April 13th, 1925, at the home of his son, Matthew Goodson, in Burnet. He had been ill for some time. The body was interred Tuesday in the Bluffton Cemetery, Bro. Morgan Morgans conducting the funeral service.
Mr. Goodson was born in Illinois, on April 11th, 1851, making him at the time of his death 74 years and 2 days of age. His wife preceded him in death 25 years ago. He is survived by the following children: Matthew Goodson of Burnet, J. L. Goodson of Temple, H. P. Goodson of Rogers, Sam Goodson of Old Mexico, Mrs. H. L. Atkinson of San Diego, California, W. O. Goodson of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mrs. Claude Matthews of Roswell, New Mexico.
Mr. Goodson came to Texas when a young man and spent many years of his life in Burnet county, where he has a large number of friends and acquaintances. He was a clever, upright citizen and his death is deeply regretted by all who knew him.
The Bulletin joins others in extending condolence to the bereaved family.
Source: Newspaper clipping in Burnet's Adam R. Johnson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, date and newspaper name unknown.
ANOTHER PIONEER CITIZEN IS GONE
Capt. G.E. Green is dead. The summons came last Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, after he had been confined to his room since last summer suffering from a complication of troubles. First it was rheumatism of the limbs, then neuralgia, and finally a general breakdown. The neuralgia pain went to his heart and he died very suddenly Sunday afternoon. Up to thirty minutes before his death the loved ones were very much encouraged because they thought he was so much better that there was a chance for his complete recovery.
Captain Green was a native Texan. He was born in the southern part of the State April 10th, 1844. He would have been 80 years old on the 10th day of next month. He lived in different parts of the state until the war between the states came on, then he shouldered his gun and answered the call for volunteers. He enlisted in Co. B. 21st, Texas Cavalry, Walkers Division. The late Major Buck Walton was captain of his company. The roster shows that there were 34 men in Co. B. Familiar names listed as members of the organization are: Carpenter, Cook, Dawson, Lewis, Green, Lacy, and Yett. Mr. Green was a valiant soldier and did his bit to perpetuate the principles for which he was fighting. He endured many hardships and suffered privations, but he pressed forward until the last gun was fired. At the close of the struggle, Mr. Green, like all good soldiers, laid down his implements of warfare and turned his attention to rebuilding the war-torn and devastated country.
On October 16th, 1867, in the log cabin on the Uncle Wylie Fowler place near Spicewood, Mr. Green and Miss Rebecca Fowler were united in marriage and established a home. Little more than a year ago, Mrs. Green was called to her reward. Surviving this union are five children: Booth Green of this place, Ed Green of Tow, Guy Green of Warika, Okla., Mrs. Ross Tate of Carizo Springs, Mrs. Heber Long of Shreveport, La. The children, except Guy, were all present when Mr. Green died last Sunday.
Deceased was a faithful, consistent christian and a devout member of the Baptist Church. He was converted to the christian religion when a young man and lived true to his convictions throughout a well spent life. He is survived by two brothers, F.P. Green of San Angelo and Lewis Green of Arizona and one sister, Mrs. Madaline Richards of Mineral Wells.
In 1881 Mr. Green was appointed Sheriff of Burnet county by the court to fill out the unexpired term of Dock Miller. He was a fearless officer and discharged the duties of the office without fear or favor. From Burnet Mr. Green moved to Granite Mountain, where he engaged in the hotel business. In later years, he moved to Marble Falls where the remainder of his life was spent.
In the death of this good man, the church has lost one of its most faithful members, the community a patriotic progressive citizen, and the family a kind, loving father. The world will be made better for his having lived in it, and the good that he did will live on through the ages.
The funeral service was conducted at the City Cemetery by Rev. L.D. Hornburg, pastor of the Baptist Church, Monday afternoon. The pall bearers were Gus P. Fowler, Bell Fowler, Gordon Fowler, Guy Green, Jr., E.C. Fowler, and Ed Fowler.
The editor takes this opportunity to extend sympathy to those who mourn the death of this good man and worthy citizen. May you emulate his life and be comforted with the assurance that he has been called home to dwell in that temple above, that house not made with his hands.
From the Burnet Bulletin - 19 Apr 1906
Surrounded by his loving children and a large number of kind and anxious friends, James M. Greer was called from labor to rest Sunday evening April 1st 1906. For several years he had been a sufferer, and for the past four weeks he was confined to his bed. [next sentence partially obscured by tear in the copy] ...born his suffering without complaint or murmur; for a few hours before his life went out it seemed that all pain and suffering ceased, and in perfect ease and peace, he thus fell into a sweet sleep to await the Resurrection morn when God shall call forth His redeemed to the home he has prepared for His children. While his death was expected at any moment, when it became known that Uncle Jim was dead, a sad gloom was cast over the entire community for no one in our midst was ever loved more than he. From early life he was a true devoted Christian, and his motto in life was to do good unto all. Never in life did we hear Uncle Jim speak harshly to anyone, and always ready to forgive. It was not what he said, but what he did that told the true story of his noble life. As a husband and father there was no end to his goodness, patience and kindness. Here all words fail to describe the sweet beauty of his character, and the loss realized by his loved ones who are left to mourn his untimely death.
On Monday, April 2nd, a large crowd of weeping friends and relatives followed the remains of the deceased to its last resting place in the Sycamore Cemetery. Rev. E. H. Watson of Brownwood conducted the funeral services and Prof. T. A. Burch lead the beautiful singing.
Mr. James M. Greer was born May 25th 1830 in Cumberland county Tennessee, and on August 25th 1849 he was married to Miss Amanda Stewart, who was ever a true and faithful companion. In their early life, they moved to Texas, and the most fruitful portion of their lives was spent in Burnet County. On September 17, 1903, his devoted wife was called away to await his coming in that better land, and he has gone go join her in that sweet home where partings are over and no more farewell tears are shed. He leaves six children, J.C. Greer of Burnet, Mrs. Mattie McAndrew of Beaumont, Mrs. Alice Gipson of Paint Rock, J. W. Greer, Mrs. I. J. Clark, and Mrs. Mary E. Cox of Mahomet, with a large number of friends to mourn his loss. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones, but we cannot comfort you in this sad hour. We commend you to the Heavenly Father for His guidance and comfort. Earth hath no sorrow which He cannot heal.
Burnet Bulletin, 27 Jan 1910
The subject of this sketch peacefully breathed his last about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, January 19, 1910, at his home in Burnet, surrounded by his faithful wife and seven living children and a host of loving friends and relatives who must with sad hearts bow with submission to the will of our Great and Allwise Creator who doeth all things well.
When it became known that J. C. Greer was dead, a sad gloom was cast over the town and entire community, for no one in our midst was more loved than he. The sorrow in his death will be universal in Burnet County.
J. C. Greer was born March 27, 1853 at Mahomet, Burnet County, and spent most of his life at that place. About ten years ago he moved to Burnet where he resided until his death. On June 8, 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Allison of Burnet County. Unto this union were born nine children. Two little ones passed on before. They have living five sons and two daughters who with the loving and faithful wife mourn the loss of the dear father and husband.
From early manhood, J. C. Greer has been a consistent member of the Christian Church and died with his trust in Him who is able to deliver us from all evil. He was a faithful member of the Masonic order, and the K. R. Lodge and other good institutions. In his death, Burnet loses one of its best citizens. He had been in failing health for some time. He went to Waco, Marlin and Austin to consult the leading physicians of the State, and when told by these skilled physicians that he was afflicted with that much dreaded Bright's disease and they could do no more for him, he returned to his home in Burnet where Dr. Cheatham and Dr. Howell of that place through the nobleness of true manhood as a friend and brother did all in their power to relieve his suffering. The same can be said of the many Burnet friends who stood faithfully by him until the last. The writer was with him during his sickness and many times he would speak to me of dying and he expressed himself as not being afraid to die but he had a desire to recover that he might remain with his family whom he loved so well but he would say, "let the Lord's will be done, and not ours." As a husband and father, there was no end to his goodness, patience and kindness. No words can describe the beauty of his home life and the loss realized by his loved ones that are left to mourn his death.
On Wednesday afternoon a number of his Burnet friends with the bereaved family followed his remains to the home of B. H. Stewart in the Mahomet community where they remained overnight. A number of Mahomet friends had gathered there to meet them, returning to their homes at a late hour in the night, but B. H. Stewart, out of the goodness of his heart threw the doors of his home open and kept 46 people overnight and did what he could to make them comfortable and pleasant. On Thursday morning at 11 o'clock in the presence of one of the largest crowds that ever assembled at the Mahomet Cemetery, the deceased was laid quietly to rest. The first part of the funeral service was conducted by Rev. Thompson of Florence and concluded by the Masonic honors.
J. C. Greer leaves behind him a wife, seven children, three sisters and one brother, with a large number of other relatives to mourn his death. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved loved ones. May God comfort you in this sad hour and help you to say, "Thy Will be done."
The Burnet Bulletin, Thursday, October 3, 1957
Frank L. Gunn Called By Death At Marble Falls
Mr. Frank L. Gunn was called by death at Marble Falls, September 23rd, 1957.
Funeral services were held September 24th, at 2:00 p. m. in the Marble Falls Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Ellis of Junction, officiating. Burial was in the Marble Falls City Cemetery under the direction of the Edgar Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: W. L. Phillips, Chester Barnett, Steinmetz Darragh, Frank Beyer, Wallace Robinson, Richard Giesecke, Gus Michel and C. M. Selman.
Deceased was born in South Carolina, February 14, 1876. He had been a resident of Marble Falls for the past 15 years and a resident of Burnet County for 75 years.
Deceased is survived by his widow, six daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. J. I. Burleson, Huntsville; Mrs. Lewis Knowles, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Vernon Jackson, Sabinal; Mrs. Travis McNair, Robert Lee; Mrs. Jim Smith, Houston; Mrs. Morris House, Palestine; sons, Roy Gunn of Georgetown and Dr. Floyd Gunn of LaGrange.
Marble Falls Messenger, Oct 26, 1899; From Barry Caraway
No sadder day has ever come to the home of Mr. Wm. Hale, than that of last Thursday, when death carried away his dearly beloved wife, Mrs. Nancy Hale; but this is a debt that must be paid when the summons comes, and we should be prepared to meet it, lest the call should be made when it is least expected.
Mrs. Hale's death was caused from relapes of a severe case of Lagrippe. She had been a patient sufferer for several weeks, but found her ready to meet a just God.
Mrs. Nancy Hale was born in Carter county, Tenn, March 2nd, 1837, at which place she wedded to her present husband, and came to Texas in Oct. '75. She was the mother of two children only, Mrs. A. G. Hale and Joe Hale, who crossed over the river of death about one year in advance of his mother. The funeral services and burial took place at the Pleasant Valley cemetery, and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.
from the Burnet Bulletin, 3 May 1973
Mrs. Elizabeth Harmon, 56, of Long Mountain Estates, died Thursday, April 28, in a local hospital. She was born in Sweetwater and was a long-time resident of Amarillo.
Services for Mrs. Harmon were held in the Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Amarillo at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James R. Carroll officiating. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Tahlaghah, Okla. Local arrangements were by Clements Funeral Home.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Linda Geiser of Grand Prairie; one son, Alan Russell of San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Royce Jordan of Tucson Ariz., and Arledge Jordan of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Lewis of California and Mrs. Joy Peek of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Poer of Safford, Ariz.
Burnet Bulletin, July 14, 1904; From Barry Caraway
Judge R. L. Harrell was born March 27th 1853, in Fayette county Texas, and died Sunday, June 26th 1904, in Burnet aged fifty-one years and two months. In early youth Judge Harrell did not have the educational advantages that are open to boys of the present day, but he took every advantage of the limited opportunities and soon after moving to Burnet county, in 1877, he was admitted to the bar and began to practice law, which avocation he followed with reasonable success up to the time of his death.
After remaining in Burnet one year he moved to Giddings, Texas, where he lived for several months, when he returned to Burnet, and in 1880 was elected County Attorney of Burnet County and served one term. Later he located in Pecos county where he was elected County Judge, serving one term. He then returned to Burnet and with the exception of a year spent in California a year in Ennis, and several months in Mexico, he has resided here continuously since. Judge Harrell is survived by one brother, C. D. Harrell, and two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Burns and Mrs. J. B. Escavaille, all of this place. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows for twenty-five years, and was ever ready to assist the needy and encourage the unfortunate. He was also a member of the W. O. W. Lodge, in which he had $3000.00 insurance.
Judge Harrell was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and while he made no loud professions of Christianity, he had a heart of gold, and the highest regard for things skin to his maker. In politics he was a staunch democrat and the influence he wielded in local political affairs was considerable. As a friend he was accommodating, trustworthy and true. He was free of all hypocrisy and at peace with all mankind. His word was as good as his bond, and when he made a statement, or argued a case in court he was fearless in expression and consistent in his views.
Judge Harrell's death was a loss to the town in more ways then one. He place as a genial companion, true friend and kindhearted gentleman will be hard to fill.
Peace to his ashes.
From the Lampasas Leader, December 21, 1917
Mrs. T.O. Harrell Dead.
Mrs. T.O. Harrell died early Thursday morning at her home thirteen miles north of Lampasas on Sims creek. She was sick only a few days before her death, having been in her usual health until last Friday night when she was taken ill with pneumonia and heart trouble.
Mrs. Harrell was a woman of fine character and had made her home in Burnet and near Lampasas for a number of years and raised a large family of children. Her husband died here only a few years ago. She is survived by the following children, T.O. Harrell, Jr., of Aguadulce, R.L. Harrell of Aguadulce, J.O. Harrell of Winters, F.O. Harrell, of Brownwood, E.O. Harrell of Pidcoke, B.O. Harrell of Lampasas, A.O. Harrell who made his home with his mother, Mrs. E.L. Key of Lampasas and Miss Minnie B. Harrell who lived with her mother. The funeral services will be held Friday morning at the family home and interment will be made at Rock Church cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their mother.
Burnet Bulletin, 3 Aug 1950
Mrs. Josie Harris, a resident of San Antonio was called by death at that place, Sunday, July 30th and funeral services were conducted at the graveside at the Oatmeal Cemetery, Monday, July 31st, with Rev. L. V. Nobles in charge and the Edgar Funeral Home acting as directors.
Pallbearers were: Ray Alverson, Riley Alverson, Decatur Hibler, Hunter Hibler, Beezy Brazeal and Mr. Lamb of Boerne, Texas.
Mrs. Harris was born in Llano County, April 2, 1881, was a member of the Church of Christ and was a fine woman in every respect. Her husband Will Harris preceeded her in death in 192_. [several words unreadable] ...resident of the Oatmeal community for a number of years.
Those surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virgie Hollan, San Antonio, two sisters, Mrs. B. A. Alverson, Burnet; and Mrs. Bud Jackson of New Mexico; and two brothers, Will Biggs of Burnet and Ben Biggs of Marshall Ford Dam.
Marble Falls Messenger, Sept, 1944 - From Barry Caraway (Cousin)
Lela Augusta Kinser was born March 14, 1872, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kinser deceased. She was married to W. F. Heinatz on Feb 5, 1895 and to this union seven children were born, one dying in infancy. Another was killed in action in World War I in 1918. The other children, along with the husband survive. The children: Mrs. Jess Fry, Mrs. Clyed Lyda, Mrs. Morris Chamberlain, Kinser and Willie Heinatz, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive, as well as a brother and sister, Dan Kinser and Mrs. Dee Thomas of Gorman. Deceased brothers and sisters of this good lady include: Newt, George, Price, and John Kinser, Maggie Kinser, Caroline Askew and Dixie Whitman. All children were present for the funeral with the exception of one son, William Kenneth, who is serving overseas with the Armed Forces. Two grandsons, Herbert Fry and Jesse Kenneth Fry are in service. Also a grandson by marriage, Howard Meredith.
Mrs. Heinatz became a member of the Methodist church early in life and always enjoyed attending worship services. She led an exemplary life and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held for her last Thursday at Leander, Texas with Rev. Lewis of Liberty Hill conducting. A large group of sorrowing friends and relatives were assembled at the grave. Pallbearers were: Andrew Kinser, Geo. Whitman, John Askew, Max Kinser, George Whitman, Austin Kinser. Funeral Arrangements were by Northington Funeral Home.
Burnet Bulletin, June 5, 1958; From Barry Caraway
Mrs. Dollie Heine Called By Death.
Mrs. Dollie Heine of Rt. 2 Bertram, was called by death at the Bertram hospital, June 1, 1958. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. June 3rd in the Bertram Church of Christ with Darrell Debo and Rev. W. E. Dickerson officiating. Burial was in the Oatmeal Cemetery under the direction of the Edgar Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Clayton Lester, Bob Brewer, Alfred Wommack, Wallace Riddell, Guthrie Taylor, Beck Hibler, Grady Williams and Earl Perry.
Deceased was born in Brown County, Texas, March 7, 1885. She had been a resident of Bertram area for the past 51 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Mr. John Heine of Bertram; five daughters, Mrs. Mike Wall, Caddo, Okla; Mrs. Earl S. Crawford, Austin; Mrs. B. L. DeLeon, Bertram; Mrs. J. G. Thurman, Marble Falls; Mrs. Roy Kinnibrugh, Llano; three sons, Temple Heine, Malcolm Heine, John Clifton Heine, all of Bertram; a sister, Mrs. Lena Stinson, Marietta, Okla; two brothers, James M. Loving, Caddo, Okla; and L. S. Loving, Leon, Okla.
Burnet Bulletin, Sept 15, 1876 - From Barry Caraway
We regret very much to learn the death of Col. W. H. Henderson, of Georgetown, Williamson county. He had been a resident of that place for many years, and was widely known as an able lawyer and a profound scholar. He had won among his numerous acquaintances a host of warm friends, who will learn with sorrow that he has passed away.
From the Burnet Bulletin, 1 March 1900
reprinted from Burnet Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 11, Number 3
Mr. J. C. Greer informs us of a fearful accident that happened near Joppa on Monday last about 12 n. One Ben. Hendricks, working for J. E. Landon, went into the stable, and in driving one of the horses, kicked it. As he did so, his foot caught in the traces, the horse dashed out into the lot and dragged him six hundred yards through brush and trees. When found, he was horribly mangled and unconscious, and it is believed there is no hope for him. He was a young man about 20 years old.
Burnet Bulletin, 20 April 1899
To the Memory of Mrs. Carry Hill
A leaf, a flower, or an evergreen spray, I beg to lay upon the grave of Mrs. Carrie Hill. Died at Burnet, Texas, April 11, 1899.
Deceased was a member of the Methodist church, a consistent Christian, ever ready to administer to the poor or wait on the sick, and cheer them by her loving voice and gentle hand.
We did not have to wait for death to reveal the beautiful traits of this splendid Christian character. It was in life that her virtues shone--with most of all [unreadable]
True loveliness of character speaks for itself, so quietly, immodestly, yet so persistently that all are forced to acknowledge its existence.
Mrs. Hill was a great favorite; "to know her was to love her," but only those that knew her best could fully understand and appreciate the cheerfulness and loveliness of her gentle nature. For many months her sufferings were severe and almost unendurable, yet she was never heard to murmur, and seemed to rejoice in the thought of death and relief, yet when she thought of her little children that so much needed her care she longed to be with them.
But, alas! It is all over, the pain is all gone, the last pang has been endured, and her sweet spirit has gone to that land of eternal joy and peace. Words can not express the loss we feel. Her gracious presence and encouraging words are missed. Oh! So much, but her sweet influence will live in our hearts and lives forever.
Father, sister, husband and little children, look up, there is a light in the window and a loving hand beckoning you onward, homeward, Heavenward, to the brighter, better land.
We shall sleep but not forever
Thence will be a glorious dawn
We shall meet to part, no never
On the resurrection morn.
A True friend, Mrs. R. B. Dennis
[Transcriber's note: According to "Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982", Carrie Hill was born 15 January 1866, died 5 April 1899 and was buried in the Burnet Odd Fellow's Cemetery.]
Burnet Bulletin, 8 March 1906
Uncle Jimmy Hill Dead
Uncle Jimmy Hill, a pioneer settler of Burnet County, died at his home on Oatmeal last Saturday and was buried Sunday at the old Jennings' Creek Cemetery in the presence of one of the largest gatherings that ever attended a funeral in that section.
Mr. Hill's death was very sudden, coming while he was walking about his premises. Uncle Jimmie was a good man, highly regarded by every one. His life was that of a Christian gentleman, a kind husband and loving father. For the past 54 years he has lived at his old place on Oatmeal. Truly a good man has gone to his reward. The Bulletin extends condolence to the bereaved relatives. An extended obituary will be published next week.
Burnet Bulletin 15 March 1906
James C. Hill
The subject of this sketch - Grandfather Hill, as he was familiarly called - was born in Tennessee, in the year 1827. Moved to Missouri at an early age, and when fifteen years old became a member of the Baptist Church. He lived a consistent member of same until after his arrival in Texas, which was in 1849; since when he had been a devout member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Early in the year 1849 he was united in marriage to Sarah A. McFarland, who survives him. To this union were born thirteen children, of whom nine are living.
Uncle Jimmie Hill came to Burnet County fifty-three years ago, settling on the farm he owned and occupied at the time of his death.
When he settled here, there were no improvements in the vicinity, this section being on the outermost section of the frontier. He helped fight the Indians out of this country, helped to civilize it, and by his honesty, uprightness of character, uniform kindness to everyone he helped in no small degree to make Burnet County what it is today.
The writer of this little sketch has for thirty-four years been intimately associated with him, and during that time has never known him to do an unworthy act, or heard him speak a hard, or unkind word, and especially was this true in regard to his family. By his acts and words he has contributed no little to the upbuilding of morality and Christianity. He was always the true [unreadable portion] kind neighbor, the patriotic, loyal citizen, [unreadable portion] indulgent father, the loving husband, and the conscientious Christian, that God wants every man to be. Turned loose in the world without a father's help, at an early age - with no education - he soon learned self-reliance in a superlative degree. He came to Texas without any means except his honest heart and strong hands. He settled on Oatmeal, and by his indomitable courage hewed out of the wilds and forests a good home for himself and family, and we are glad to say that in his declining years, he had a competency sufficient to enable him to take the world easy and rest after his long battle with all but insurmountable obstacles.
With the exception of the few last years of his life, he was a hard worker, and being accustomed to outdoor labor, he found it irksome to stay in the house - so much so that on Saturday, March 3, 1906, as his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Watkins, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Louis Hill, started to the barn to feed the stock, he said he would go along and take some exercise. As he was in the act of closing the barn door, he fell dead, with a stroke of paralysis of the heart.
Without any pain or lingering illness, this true Soldier of the Cross was called to his reward - called to meet his Commander and answer to his name at roll call in the army of the redeemed.
The following day, Sunday, March 4, at 4 o'clock, he was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, amidst the largest concourse of mourning friends and relatives, perhaps ever assembled at that place. Rev. Griffith, in a short but impressive talk, conducted the services.
Uncle Jimmie was seventy-nine years of age. Seventy-nine years! What changes during that lapse of time! What a grand life for any one to lead! Seventy-nine years of righteous living, of kindness, of charity, of benevolence, of cheerfulness, of truthfulness to his family and friends, and of just dealing with all mankind. Such men as these and their lives, prove beyond a doubt that men can be Christians in this day and time.
To the bereaved relatives, let us not mourn as for one lost, but simply gone on before.When your heart is troubled,
Lift to heaven a prayer,
Tell it all to Jesus,
He is listening there.
When death takes your loved ones,
And your heart is sore,
Tell it all to Jesus
He'll bring peace once more.
Farewell, dear father Hill, we hope to meet you in that land where there are no more good-byes, no more partings, no more sighing, where all is joy and peace forevermore.There's an Eden land o'er the swelling side
That breaks on the shore of time
And no sin nor care ever enter there,
To shadow that cloudless clime.
In the Eden land for the weary waits
Sweet rest after toil and strife,
In its holy calm comes the blessed balm
Of peace by the stream of life.
In the Eden land dwell pure souls,
Redeemed by Calvary's sacrifice,
And in Jesus' praise, through eternal days
Their hymns of rejoicing rise.
To that deathless land loved ones voices call
Us over the billows foam,
And with joy untold, we shall soon behold
Our beautiful Eden home.
-J. L. Mc.
Burnet Bulletin, March 20, 1924, contributed by Barry Caraway
John W. Hill Buried At This Place Tuesday.
John W. Hill, a former resident of Kingsland, was buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burnet Tuesday, March 18th. Bros. Noble and Grow conducted the funeral service. Mr. Hill died in Marlin, where he had been taken for treatment. He was a son of the late Henry Hill of Kingsland, and was 34 years, 7 months and 21 days of age. He was buried by the side of his mother, who died many years ago.
The Bulletin joins other friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Burnet Bulletin, April 21, 1904; From Barry Caraway
At Sage, Tex., March 30, 1904, Mary E., wife of Wm. Hodge died.
Mary Eleanor Hodge (nee Snedeor) was born at Caledonia Missouri, January 8, 1832. Her father died when she was 3 years of age. Her mother, a widow, moved to Fayette county, Texas with her uncle, Myers F. Jones, in the summer of 1839. In 1840 her mother married S. P. Brown, assistant surveyor to Horatio Ehreisman in surveying or locating land for colonists. Same year moved with the family to Gay Hill, Washington county. In 1845 the family moved to Galveston and remained there until 1847. In fall of that year her mother died of yellow fever, when she removed to Fayette county to reside with relatives, being then an orphan. She was married to Wm. Hodge the 16th of January, 1851.
With her husband resided in Fayette county until the winter of 1876 the family moved to Burnet county, where she resided until she died. She leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters (one son having preceded her to the Silent land and grandchildren and great grandchildren, to mourn her loss. She belonged to no church, her creed being to do as she would be done by. To comfort the sick and distressed, to drive away the clouds of sorrow, and scatter sunshine on the weary and needy, as far as she was able, relying on works and deeds, instead of belief, forms, and ceremonies for her future reward, if any. She was a faithful and loving wife, a kind and indulgent mother, and kind and helpful neighbor and was loved and respected by all who knew her. If there is a future reward for those who tried to do their duty to others, according to light before them "then has her weary feet found rest by the river of peace, in the garden of God. " HUSBAND.
Burnet Bulletin, July 12, 1923; From Barry Caraway
Mrs. D. B. Holland Dead
Friends all over this county were shocked yesterday when the report went out that Mrs. D. B. Holland of Mormon Mill community was dead. Two days ago we understand she was in good health, but on Wednesday night was stricken with acute indigestion and died yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Holland was a worthy citizen of the community in which she lived and in our next issue we will print a more extended notice of her life.
The interment will take place this afternoon at the Toby cemetery. ---Marble Falls Messenger.
Burnet Bulletin, 4 Sept 1902
Mrs. Annie Hoover Drowned. While Bathing in the Colorado River Near Kingsland She Goes Beyond Her Depth.
Not for many months have the people of Burnet been shocked as they were last Wednesday evening, August 27th, 1902, when the sad news that Mrs. Annie Hoover had been drowned while in bathing was flashed over the wires.
It seems that she was unacquainted with the treacherous lay of the river at the point where, with others, she was in bathing. From what can be learned, the deep part was a straight decent of several feet from water only three or four feet in depth. Unaware of her proximity to this deep hole, Mrs. Hoover, without a moment's notice stepped from comparatively shallow water to water several feet deep. All efforts to save her proved unavailing, and her body was under water forty minutes before it could be rescued--too long to bring her back to life.
[Émore about the events leading up to the drowning and failed rescueÉ]
Mrs. Hoover was the eldest daughter of Capt. and Mrs. T. E. Hammond. She was raised in Burnet and had lived here all of her life, with the exception of a few months residence in Llano.
In 1897 she was united in marriage to Mr. Ross Hoover and from this union Lorraine, their little boy, was born.
To mourn her death, she leaves a loving husband and child, father and mother, three brothers and three sisters, and a host of dear relatives and friends. [Émore tribute in article]
Burnet Bulletin, 6 Jan 1910
Mrs. Annie Hoover died Dec. 17, 1909. Her body was laid to rest beside that of her late husband, Rev. Isaac Hoover, in the old church yard of Hoover Valley, there to await the general resurrection.
She was born in Rutherford County, Tenn., Sept. 19, 1825, making her 84 years, 2 months and 28 days old. Was married in the same county and state June 4, 1841.
Moved to Texas in the spring of 1854, locating in what is now known as Hoover's Valley, in Burnet County.
She has been a consistent member of the Methodist Protestant church for more than seventy years, her husband having been a pioneer preacher for more than fifty years. He preceeded her to the glory world five years, one month and six days. Of the five children born to them only three survive them: Mrs. W. B. Conaway of Georgetown, Mr. R. W. Hoover of Burnet, and Mrs. J. J. Mabry of Llano, with whom she made her home for many years.
She lived to see her fifth generation or great-great grandchildren.
She was sick only about a week and sat at the breakfast table the morning before she died. She suffered a great deal the last two days however, but was conscious to the last. Being full of years, worn out in mind and body, she passed away without a struggle, falling asleep in the arms of Jesus Friday evening at 5:30.
Services were held at the residence the next day by Bro. King, pastor of the Methodist Church, before shipping the body to the old family burying ground.
Her life work was full of good deeds. She was a devoted wife, good mother, and kind friend. Having gone through all the privations of a frontier life, she never missed an opportunity of doing good. She was always ready to attend and do her share toward the support of the old time camp meetings as long as physically able, and after years when unable to read herself enjoyed having the scriptures read to her.
May we all emulate the example of those grand old Christian characters.
J. J. Mabry
Marble Falls Messenger Oct. 16, 1919.
After an illness extending over a period of several months, Mrs. M.G. Houck of this city departed this life on Oct. 3rd.
Mrs. Houck was born in Gruncastle, Ind., Aug. 26th, 1838. On Aug. 10th 1861 she was united in marriage to Mr. M. G. Houck, who preceded her to his reward some years ago. In 1866 they moved to Missouri and 26 years later removed to Blanco County Texas. A few years later Mrs. Houck moved to Marble Falls where the remaining years of her life was spent.
Deceased was the mother of seven children: Mrs. Clara Price of Maysville, Missouri, John and Will Houck of Jester, Okla., Mrs. J. A. Roper, and Miss Ida Houck of this place, and Frank Houck of Naruna. With the exception of Mrs. Price, the children were at the bedside during the last hours.
In early life Mrs. Houck was converted to the Christian religion and became a faithful member of the Christian Church. She ever afterward lived a devoted Christian and died as she lived, a firm believer in the one true and living God. She was a patient suffering and often expressed herself as ready to go to her final reward where threes no pain nor suffering. On account of failing health Mrs. Houck had not been permitted to live an active life and participate in church work for a number of years, but we would doubt if there was a more zealous Christian in the town. Her suffering never caused her to falter in her devotion to her God or to her children. It is said of her that a better, more gentle and kind mother never lived. The world has been made better for her having lived in it and the generations yet to come will feel the influence of her life. Bro. Morgans said of her:"She died in the triumph of a living faith. Her life has been a noble example and a life of sacrifice, especially for her children, whom she loved so tenderly. Every one who knew her loved her. We miss her companionship while she enjoys the companionship of the angels in heaven."
Let us all emulate the life of this good woman in our daily walk down the path of time. Interment took place at the City Cemetery Saturday afternoon. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Morgan Morgans of Burnet, pastor of the Christian Church at this place. This office extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Burnet Bulletin, 20 Oct 1898
Mr. Bailey Howard, an old and respected citizen of Burnet, living a few miles from town, passed into eternity Sunday; from what disease we have not learned. He was a man of family and was between 55 and 60 years of age.
Burnet Bulletin, May 4, 1899; From Barry Caraway
A Dreadful Accident--Dr. Lewis Cass Humphrey Killed by a Horse.
The distressing news reached Burnet last Friday morning that Dr. Cass Humphrey had received a fall from his horse by which one of his legs was broken; but the people were not prepared for the later information that there was no hope of his recovery, and for the still later heart-chilling intelligence, that he passed away on Sunday night, about 8 o'clock.
Upon application to Dr. Brownlee, his attending physician, we received the following statement: He was called in the morning of the accident, to the father's residence 7 miles east of Burnet, and discovered no serious trouble except that the lame leg was broken above the knee. This was set, the patient being in full possession of his bright faculties, sitting up and relating how the accident occurred. Soon however, he began to grow restless and complained of pain in his chest, which the Dr. said was caused by internal injury producing hyperemia of the brain, from which he passed into unconsciousness, and in that condition died. Dr. Brownlee says it is a rare thing for a man to recover after this condition has set in. It means blood on the brain. It seems Dr. Humphrey started out on horse back with a brother, to hunt rabbits, and that in going along the road, one of the dogs started a rabbit, and running close to the horse's heels, it became frightened, and ran away, and passing between several trees, threw the rider against one of the trees, producing the fatal injuries described. In narrating the event, Dr. Humphrey said he pulled the reins so hard as almost to wrench the bits from the mouth of the maddened animal, and tried to select a spot to jump off, but could not do so. His cries brought his brother to his assistance. All that could be done by a skillful physician and the devoted and heart-broken family was offered, but without avail.
It has been mant a year since the writer of this imperfect notice was called upon to chronicle the death of so noble and brilliant a young man, and it makes him sick at heart to attempt the task. He was know all over the county as one of the first young men in its borders-handsome, talented, moral and a bright student, whose future was an assured fact for eminent usefulness in the profession he had selected. At the several schools he attended, both teachers and students were lavish in their praise of him. He won honors in the Burnet High School. A year or two ago, he left for the Missouri Medical College, and only a few weeks ago graduated among the first of his class. With the single defect of a diseased leg, lamented Lewis Cass Humphrey was a young man of splendid presence; he had an erect, manly form, a face of rare intelligence, and a character going with it that knew no stain. How sad to think, that just on the point of stepping out into the arena of life, so well equipped to fight its battles and achieve independence and honor-all these hopes are blasted in one fell blow!
Dr. Humphrey was about 25 years old, a consistent member of the C. P. church, and Knights of Honor, which order paid him the last sacred rites of burial. He displayed his filial love for his dear mother by settling a life insurance policy of $1, 000 upon her. Few young men ever think of that! A very large gathering, -at least 500 souls-both from county and town attended the funeral services, which were impressively conducted by Rev. B. E. Bowmer. How fitly will the words from the "Burial of a Classmate" by one of the sweetest of American poets apply to poor Cass Humphrey.
Burnet Bulletin, Oct. 1882, contributed by Barry Caraway
Just as we go to press, we learn of the death of Capt. R. P. Hutton of Strickling, a good citizen, a true democrat and mason in high standing. He died on Monday from a relapse of fever.
Burnet Bulletin, 10 Jan 1980
Lewis Carl Hyman, 73, of Burnet, died Friday, December 28, 1979, in Holy Cross Hospital in Austin. Hyman was born near Morgan Creek in Burnet County, May 24, 1906, the son of Lewis Patterson Hyman and Mary Amitis Tedford. He was a lifetime resident of Burnet County and married Clara Opal Taylor in 1927. Hyman retired from the railroad after 16 years and had worked at Shepperd Hospital for 16 years. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Burnet.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, 1979, at the Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Burnet, with Mike East officiating. Interment followed at the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Hyman of Burnet, one son, Hubert Hyman of Andice; three daughters, Maxciene Veronie of Donaldsonville, La., LaVera Cearley of Burnet, and Sharon Montgomery of Florence; two brothers, I. T. Hyman of Burnet, and Leo Hyman of Tomball; two sisters, Maggie Cannon of Stockdale, and Exie Pond of Houston; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were J. T. Hyman, James Hyman, Jerry Hyman, George Henry Hyman, Michael Pond and Willard Pond. Honorary pallbearers were S. O. Foster, Willie Veronie, Kenneth Taylor, Clyde Holloway, and Bob Taylor.