O'HAIR, Annis Wolf (6 May 1832 - 29 June 1923)
Burnet Bulletin, July 5, 1923; From Barry Caraway
The Passing Of Grandmother O'Hair.
Grandma O'Hair died at Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berry's home in Lampasas June 29th, Friday 11 p. m., 1923, just three weeks later than the death of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hutto, whose home was at Aransas Pass, Texas. She was buried in the Dobyville Cemetery Sunday, July 1st, 1923. She was ninety-two years of age and was confined to her room some five or six years in a helpless condition before the end came.
She was a daughter of old Uncle Jake Wolf, who came from Tennessee, and who lived at Dobyville about 47 years before his death. She was a sister to old Uncle Billy George, Pate, Ell Tom and John Wolf, all of whom have preceded her in passing over the Valley of Death, from whence no one returneth.
Grandma O'Hair was the last member of this good old pioneer family, who have lived in Burnet County for some 60 odd years, and were instrumental in opening up the frontiers of Texas for future settlement. As the writer of this article lived neighbor and mingled with and was associated with this family of people from childhood to womanhood, I wish to state that a better, kinder people never lived in Burnet County than I knew them to be. They were all of a sincere nature and did not indorse the present formality of life, being kind, generous and courteous to all and to know them was to ever appreciate their good traits of character.
Mrs. O'Hair was married to Judge O'Hair some seventy-four years ago, and to their union eight children were born, being three girls and five boys. Mr. Joe, Tom, Rolly, Hop, and Mike are the five brothers and sons of this good old mother and Helen, Minnie and Mary are the three sisters and daughters of this good lady. The only ones who survive her are Mr. Joe O'Hair of Naruna, Hop O'Hair of Coleman City, Texas, of the five sons, and Mrs. Helen Nix of El Dorado, and Mrs. Jim Berry of Lampasas, Texas are the two living daughters.
Many of her friends will recall the sad instance of some three or four years ago during the terrible "Flu" epidemic when her son Rolly, whose home was in Cheyenne, Wyoming, started to pay his good old mother a visit, and only got as far as Denton, Texas and there was stricken with the "Flu" and died, never arriving to see his mother. He was also buried at Dobyville in the family grave yard.
Mrs. O'Hair has lived in Burnet County most all her life. You will recall the fact that Judge O'Hair, her husband, was an official of Burnet County for 40 odd years, and their many friends are too numerous to mention, but all knew them, knew them only to respect them in the highest degree. They were so kind and neighborly and they were always thinking of others comfort and convenience more often than their own.
She leaves a number of grand-children and great grand children to mourn the loss of one who loved them dearly. To Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berry and children who watched over so faithful for so many years and never tired of their devotion to her care and comfort during all of her years of feebleness, she being always so kind and patient towards them at all times.
Yes, dear children, you will dream of scenes and days of yore.
When from pain and care you were free,
Yes , you will long to see Mother's face once more,
As when it beamed with joy to welcome thee,
Yes, you will long to see her as she sat,
While your childish glee around her did ring.
As you remember how sweetly she did sing,
And will often fancy what the sweet memory will bring.
There is a wealth of pure affection,
There is a retrospect of joy,
Mingled with the thoughts of mother and home.
And the tender remembrance where e'er,
There was no dearer soul than hers,
How it thrilled
Now her Angel form softly reposes.
On the Dobyville hills.
An offering to Him who rules us all.
Her sweet Mother Spirit will hover about us still.
How you will miss her every where,
How sad to look at her vacant chair,
She talked of Heaven and longed to go,
Her sickness, death and suffering are no more,
Now you can feel and know that all is well,
Yes, my friends-after friends depart
Who hath not lost a friend There is no, union of heart,
That finds not here an end,
For this frail world owes only rest.
Living or dying none were best,
Beyond the fight of time,
Beyond this vale of death,
There surely is some blessed clime,
Where life is not a breath,
Nor life's affection transient fire,
Whose sparks fly upward to the sky.
There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown,
A whole eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone.
A faith beholds the dying here,
Transiated to the happy sphere.
Thus star by star declines,
Till all are passed away,
As morning high and higher shines,
To pure and perfect day,
Nor sink those stars
In empty night,
They hide themselves
In Heaven's own light,
Yes, let us scatter seeds of kindness,
As was the life of dear Grandmother O'Hair,
Enriching her valuable life to befriend,
She has left them trusted to the harvest given,
And He will make each seed scattered grow,
Let us live and profit by her devoted life,
So in the final end.
We shall never want for a friend,
Contributed by one who loved her as a mother. Mrs. Lena Reynolds, Burnet, Texas
From the Burnet Bulletin 20 Sept 1906
JUDGE WM. O'HAIR
Died Monday night, September 3rd, 1906, at the residence of J. H. H. Berry, in Lampasas, Judge Wm. O'Hair, one of the most prominent citizens of this section.
The deceased was born January 1821, in Floyd County, Kentucky. Thus you see he passed, by fifteen long weary winters, the biblical limit of three-score years and ten.
In the year 1822, his father moved to Edgar County, Illinois, where the subject of this sketch was raised. When seventeen or eighteen years of age he began to teach school, in Edgar County, Illinois, afterward in Moltre and other counties.
In 1840, when the Republic of Texas was attracting so much attention throughout the world, young O'Hair, at the age of nineteen, bade farewell to the broad prairies of Illinois, and came South to Texas, as at this time "Southward the course of Empire made its way."
Locating in Smith County, he began teaching again. In 1841 or 1842, he married Miss Annie Carson, daughter of a Mr. Larkin, at that time a prominent man of East Texas. From this union, four children were born&emdash;three girls and one boy, all of whom have long since crossed over to that other shore.
His former wife having died many years prior, in 1850 he was united in marriage to Miss Anos Wolf, daughter of Joseph and Anteline Wolf, who survives him, as does his only sister, Aunt Clarissa Wolf. He leaves seven children, whose names are as follows: Mrs. John Hutto, Mrs. J. H. H. Berry, Mrs. Nicks, and Messrs. Rolla, Joe, H. J. and Tom O'Hair.
December 22nd, 1855, deceased moved to Burnet County, locating near Dobyville. Moved to Naruna some eight years ago, where he lived up to the time of his death.
Wm. O'Hair held official position in this county more than twenty-one years, having held the offices of Judge, Treasurer and Assessor.
He retired from public life on account of his hearing. Thus ends the active career of a remarkable man, remarkable in this, that during that long eventful life he was never known to do anything unbecoming a true gentleman.
Though reared in the state of Lincoln's nativity, he believed in secession as an inalienable right of the state. Though never an active participant in that great memorable struggle which set the Africans free, he fought the battles of every day life with a courage, unsurpassed by those who fell in battle's stern array and verified the truth of the statement that "He that ruleth his own spirit, is greater than he that taketh a city."
He stood high in the Masonic fraternity, with whose ritual he was buried. An active member of the Christian Church always living that each day might find him farther on the way.
An obedient and dutiful son, a kind and loving husband, and a devoted and self sacrificing father, withal: "His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, 'This was a man.'" A strict adherent of truth is gone! Sleep father, sleep; God's eternal years are yours.
"Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead,
Dear as the blood ye gave;
No impious footstep here shall tread
The herbage of your grave.
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While fame her record keeps,
And honor points the hallowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight,
Nor Time's [unreadable word] doom,
Shall dim one ray of Glory's light
That gilds your deathless tomb."
Naruna, Sept 16, 1906
Burnet Bulletin, 27 April 1913
Mrs. Kate A. Orgain Claimed by Death
Well Known and Beloved Lady of Temple Died Yesterday of Pararalysis--Funeral This Afternoon
Mrs. Kate Alma Orgain died yesterday about 5:30 pm at the family residence on North Seventh street. Mrs Orgain had been seriously ill for some time but began to improve several days ago. The death yesterday afternoon was a surprise and shock to the many friends to whome the news quickly spread. Death was due to paralysis.
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence today at 4 pm by Rev. E. A. Smith, assisted by Rev. B. A. Hodges. The pall bearers will be: Active--W. W. Hair, A. C. Buchanan, H. M. McColvey, Jr., Thos. C. Hall, W. J. Bassett and R. R. Campbell. Honorary--W. E. Hall, H. D. Patterson, C. M. Campbell, J. J. Adams, F. F. Downs, W. D. Shaw, Capt. A. M. Kellar and H. E. Keys.
Mrs. Kate Alma Orgain, nee Kate Alma Gavin, was a native of the city of Chicago, but when a girl moved with her mother to Louisiana. She was married in 1865 to J. H. Orgain, at Round Rock, Texas, and from there they moved to Salado, where they lived for 21 years, moving to Temple sixteen years ago. She was the mother of four children, H. K. and Charles M. Orgain of Temple, Mrs. Mary Chamberlain of Burnet, Texas, and Edwin Orgain, deceased.
Kate Alma Orgain was an artist, musician and writer. As artist her portrayal of the dumb beast was her favorite subject. As a musician she was fondest in the classical side of the art. Among her best known writings are her "Waif from Texas," "A Thread of Gold," "Southern Writer in Prose and Poetry," and her collection of prose and poetry used as supplementary reading in public schools. She was public librarian in Temple for several years. She was a member of the Woman's Press Club of Texas, and of the D.A.R. She was a well known newspaper contributor. She had one of the largest collections in Texas of the works of Southern writers.
The parting has come at last. There is spoken the final word and is heard the last note of good will and cheer from one of the sweetest characters who ever trod this green footstool of Texas.
Mrs. Orgain was a character carried over from an all but vanished generation, and into the busy twentieth century she brought the graces and ideals of that old chivalric regime which was itself but short remove from the courtly practices of the old world, strengthened and adapted in colonial sturdiness of character and self-reliance. She brought to the busy later days the sentiments and the atmosphere of the time. "When knighthood was in flower" and with fair hands she took hold of the hard tasks of frontier life. Wrapped in the dreams of the past, she was alert to the present and with clear vision peered into the future. Her songs were adapted to the duties at hand, her influence the grafting of the elegancies onto the more sturdy tree of self-reliance.
Mrs. Orgain talked in poetry, she wrote in purest sentiment while the practical was interwoven in all she did. Tender heart, bright intellect and helpful hand accompanied and directed, and if ever a harsh word of criticism escaped her lips, her closest friends cannot recall it. Instead, she viewed and judged others in what is the true definition of charity--their lives had not been as other people's lives, their opportunities and viewpoints were different and there was good in them to be encouraged rather than bad to be condemned--such was her method of judging frail humanity.
Some of the most valuable and strongest sentimental stories that are honored with publication came from her pen. She elevated the frontier and the lowly with the aspirations and the worths which are superior to time, place and condition, by her the human heart was sounded in its longings and manifestations.
Mrs. Orgain drops out of the chain and severs the almost last connection with the days which, though not far removed as by calendar's measure, are immeasureably separated in the progress of human affairs. She kept step with the progress and to the end she was the cultured, gentle, helpful woman whose every day of life was benediction. The world is very much better for her having lived in it.
--Temple Daily Telegram, Tuesday, April 28.
Burnet Bulletin, 10 Nov 2004
Jess Rayworth (Jr.) Ozias of Lake Buchanan, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away November 3, at the age of 90.
He was born June 22, 1914 in Sacramento County, California to Fannie (Stamy) and Jesse Royer Ozias. He was raised by great-grandmother Mary Ellen Lint and grandmother Cassie Stamy Kemp after losing his mother in 1915 to tuberculosis.
His family fondly recalls his stories of early years on a cattle ranch in Dalhart, Texas, gardening and cooking by age 8 after moving to Marion, fishing every summer and trapping in the winter. He learned the art of peacekeeping and the skills of fighting as the leader of the South End gang to protect smaller children. He learned to drive at age 12 when his step-grandfather bought a 1926 Studebaker but refused to learn to drive it. He excelled in academics and athletics, particularly track, at Marion High School. He was well suited for boxing and proudly remembered meeting Jack Dempsey. His hobbies included pike fishing in northern Minnesota, family rock hunting trips, cutting and polishing the finest found stones for jewelry.
He and his wife of 50 years, Dorothae, retired from Wilson Meat Packaging in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Lake Buchanan in 1976 where he was a good neighbor to all and tended his garden, pecan and fruit trees. He taught his grandson, Orin, to fish, work hard and value education. He was active in Foursquare and Assembly of God church communities.
Left to cherish these memories are his wife Dorothae; son, Dr. Douglas and wife, Dr. Jan Maric; grandson, Orin and wife Jill, all of Austin. He is also survived by step-brothers Bruce and John Ozias; special nephew, Gary and wife, Wilma; and second cousin, Fay Harris.
JR will be remembered at a service at the First Assembly of God Church, 96 Main in Marble Falls at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the church's building fund.
The family appreciates the thoughtful care provided by Drs. Stephen Brown, Clark Craig, and Scott Liggett, and the staff of Seton Hospice, Oaks Nursing Home (Burnet), Cornerstone Hospital and North Austin Medical Center (Austin).
Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox of Burnet.
Burnet Bulletin, Nov 3, 1904; contributed by Barry Caraway
Last Sunday morning, at eight o'clock, this community was shocked, by the announcement of the death of Mr. J. W. Page, living about one mile southeast of Briggs. Mr. Page was taken suddenly ill, on Friday night and was never again conscious. They had four doctors with him during his illness, Drs. Taylor and Drs. Bennet and Atkinson, from Williamson county, but their efforts were all in vain.
The burial services took place on Monday morning at ten o'clock, under the auspices of the W. O. W., [Woodmen of the World] of which order he was a member. Quite a number of the Florence Camp were present to participate in the ceremonies, Sovereign J. C. Withers of the Florence Camp, acting as Master of Ceremonies, Sovereigns J. M. West, W. C. Dillingham, A. T. Deer, J. A. King, E. L. Caskey and Geo. Baker acting as pallbearers. Mr. Page was a member of the Briggs Camp No. 1205, and of this Camp. He was the first loss. He was also a member of the Circle Society.
Mr. Page was a consistent Christian, a good moral citizen and well liked by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and two small girls, besides a host of friends to mourn his loss. A Friend.
From the Burnet Bulletin, 22 Feb 1906
J.B. Pankey Dead
J.B. Pankey, one of the landmarks of burnet County, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dodd, in the Spring Creek community, last Saturday evening, February 17th 1906, and was buried the following Sunday in the Bluffton cemetery.
The life of "Uncle John" Pankey, almost since the days of the Civil War, in a battle of which contest he lost a leg while gallantly serving the Confederacy, has been closely identified with the history of Burnet County. He has held a number of positions of public trust, among which was that of County Tax Assessor. by the conscientious discharge of every duty entrusted to him, he was deservedly considered by everyone a man of sterling character and strong principles for the right.
He was truly a good man and his relatives should cherish his memory.
The Bulletin extends condolence to the bereaved relatives.
From the Burnet Bulletin, 16 Nov 1905
Scott Pankey Dead. A letter to the Bulletin from J.D. Rountree at Corona N.M. dated Nov. 5, states that Mr. Scott Pankey died at that place the night before. Mr. Pankey was a former citizen of Burnet County and will be remembered by the older settlers.
Marble Falls Messenger, Jan 3, 1929; contributed by Barry Caraway
Another Old Timer Goes To His Reward
One of the pioneers of this part of Texas and one of the good men of Marble Falls, L. J. Parker, was called hence by death yesterday morning at six o'clock. Death was due to a complication of disease, he had been in feeble health for sometime.
"Uncle Logan" as he was familiarly known was born in Limestone County. Alabama, April 29th 1844, he was nearly 85 years of age at the time of his death. In 1854 he came to Texas and located in the northwestern part of Burnet County. He lived awhile in the Smithwick section and then moved to Blanco County, but later removed to Smithwick where he lived on the farm up to the time he moved to Marble Falls, some twelve or fourteen years ago. He had been married 56 years, and his good wife, who survives him, was a daughter of the late A. M. Cox of Smithwick.
During the Civil War Mr. Parker soldiered along the coast at Galveston and near San Antonia. Soon after the close of the hostilities he became a member of the state police and served for some time with that armed force, fighting the Indians and other depredators.
Mr. Parker is survived by four children, E. C. Parker of El Dorado, Mrs. Della Duzan, Marble Falls, R. M. Parker of San Antonia and Mrs. Stella Smith of Austin, also one brother W. H. Parker of El Dorado and one sister, Mrs. Mary Maxwell of Bluffton. Interment took place this afternoon in the Smithwick Cemetery not far from the Parker home. Rev. Silas Howell of Burnet conducted the funeral service. The pallbearers were: Frank Guenter, Dock McClary, F. E. Samford and Rudolf Giesecke.
The editor had known Mr. Parker intimately for many years. We knew him to be an honest, upright citizen, always unassuming, but very pronounced for the things that were right and just, man to man. He was a kind husband and a devoted father, and those left behind will fell the pang of death on many occasions as they are reminded of this thing or of that thing he did during his time, but the good deeds that he did will live on and humanity will be better because of the honorable life that he lived. May he sleep in peace.
The Messenger extends sympathy to the good wife, the children and other relatives as they pass through this period of sadness and despair.
Burnet Bulletin, 6 Oct. 1927
Col. Peacock was born Jan 14, 1847, at Sugartree, Tennessee. At the age of ten, he with his [text missing] Two years later they moved to Texas where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage to Miss Delilah Ann McKnown in Lee county, Texas on Feb 5, 1879. They moved to Burnet County in 1881. In addition to the nine children named in the preceding article, 28 grandchildren also survive him. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters: C. C. Peacock, Fleetwood Okla.; J. S. Peacock, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Jonnie McClennahan, Tulia, Texas and Mrs. Monti Marshall, Lockney, Texas.
Not many men in Burnet county will be missed more than Col. Peacock. He visited Burnet frequently and every man in town was his friend and enjoyed his visits, for he was a man who always had something interesting to say and he knew how to say it.
The Bulletin deeply sympathizes with the bereaved wife and children in their sad loss.
[from previous article mentioned above]
ÉHe leaves a wife, a son, J. C. Peacock, and eight daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hereford of Porterville, Calif.; Mrs. Earl Hallmark of Burnet; Mrs. W. E. McAndrews of Bertram; Mrs. T. R. Fowler of Oakhurst, Texas; Mrs. Jim Brannon of San Antonio, and Mrs. C. M. Behrans, Mrs. I. V. Corneilus and Miss Birdie Peacock of the Tow community. All the children came home except Mrs. Hereford of Calif., who was unable to come.
Burnet Bulletin, 10 Jan 1980
Mada Alma Peacock, age 81, of Bertram, died Monday, December 31, 1979, in the Bertram Nursing Home. Mrs. Peacock was born February 14, 1898, in Burnet County, the daughter of Milas Stewart and the former Mary Watson. She was a lifelong resident of Burnet County. Mrs. Peacock was a member of the Bertram Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Peacock on May 28, 1972.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 2, at the Oatmeal Cemetery with William (Bill) Breitschopf officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Myrlene Mullen of Killeen; one son, Asa Ross Peacock of Temple, and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Clayton Lester, Buck Asher, J. D. Brooks, Peck Mullen, Noel Baker and W. W. Weaver.
Burnet Bulletin, Oct 6, 1921; From Barry Caraway
T. Pederson Killed At Bertram By Passenger Train
Monday morning Mr. T. Pederson, an old-time citizen of Bertram was run over by a passenger train from the effects of which he died a few hours afterward. Those who witnessed the sad tragedy state that Mr. Pederson was coming to the depot, as was his daily custom, to mail some letters. After nearing the approaching train, he dropped one of the letters and stooped to pick it up. He was nearer the train than he thought, and as he stooped over the engine struck him on the head, knocking him down and he fell with his legs across the tracks. The wheels passed over both legs cutting them off between the ankles and knees. He regained consciousness, but could not withstand the shock, and died with in a few hours of the dreadful occurrence.
Mr. Pederson was 84 years of age, and had been a citizen of Bertram for many years, perhaps since the first year the town was laid off. He was a quiet, unassuming man, respected by every one, and his sad death is deeply deplored by all who knew him.
published as a Tribute in The Austin American, Austin, Texas, Jan. 5, 1964; contributed by Anna Penny, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nov 2002
Funeral services for Alexander Washington Penny, 75, will be held Monday at 3 p. m. at Calvary Baptist Church here with Rev. Ed Moore officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery under direction of Clements Funeral Home.
He is survived by his widow, five sons, James W. Penny, M. H. Penny, John Penny and Lindsey Penny all of Marble Falls, and Ratliff Penny of Dublin; four daughters, Mrs. John Edwards of Midland, Mrs. Lewis Pierce of Palo Pinto, Mrs. H. C. Richey of Lamesa and Mrs. Floyd Dean Higgins of Salinas, Kan.; and 34 grandchildren.
The Burnet Bulletin, Febuary 27, 1947; contributed by Anna Penny, email@example.com, Nov 2002
Bill Penny Found Dead
Bill Penny, age 60, of Marble Falls was found dead about 1 mile from Marble Falls on the Mormon Mill road at about 1:00 P. M. on Tuesday.
Mr. Penny had not been seen since about 3:00 P. M. on Monday. It is thought that he died of natural causes.
Marble Falls Messanger, Feburary, 1947
Funeral Services For Wm. Harrison Penny
William Harrison Penny, better known here as Bill Penny, was born March 15, 1886 in Medina County, Texas. He departed this life February 24, 1947, near Marble Falls. Mr. Penny's lifeless body was found Tuesday in what is known as the N. Lacy pasture, north of Marble Falls. It is thought his death was sudden from a serious illness.
Mr. Penny, in early life, was converted and united with the Baptist church. He has made his home here practically all his life and he had a large circle of friends who mourn his passing as well as a large number of relatives.
Mr. Penny is survived by his present wife, and two daughters and three sons, namely, Mrs. P. H. Gilstrap, Mathis; Mrs. Ethel Marie Cobb, Dallas; Howard, Irvin and Manning Penny, Marble Falls. Two sisters and one brother also survive, along with a number of other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Penny were held this morning at 11 o'clock in the City Cemetery, with Rev. M. B. Smith conducting. Arrangements were by Northington Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were: Clifford Bible, Jack Frazer, L. M. Ricketson, E. V. Terry, Archie and Bert Thompson.
The Messenger joins friends in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved.
Marble Falls Messenger, Nov 17, 1904 - From Barry Caraway (GGG Grandson) [Photo of Peppers Cabin]
Mrs. Peppers of Smithwick section died last Monday night. She 82 years old and been in ill health for some time. She leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. She was the mother of Mrs. H. J. Dawson of this place. The Messenger extends condolence.
Burnet Bulletin, Nov 17, 1904
Eveline Kincheloe Peppers
Old lady Peppers an old settler of Camp Creek, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Coe.
Burnet Bulletin, Oct 20, 1898; From Barry Caraway
Death Of Veteran Perry
Blanco, Tex., Oct 8. - Cicero Rufus Perry, known as Captain Ruf. Perry, died at Hye, in this county, last night at 9 o'clock. He was a mere lad at the battle of San Jacinto, but he bore a musket in that glorious struggle that gave Texas freedom. In after years he was a participant in the Mexican and Indian wars. For many years he has been in feeble health and unable to do any kind of work, and entirely dependent upon the pensions which he drew as a Texas and Mexican war veteran. He was nearly 80 years old when he dead. In a few more years the last of the veterans will be gone.
Burnet Bulletin, June 3,1879, contributed by Barry Caraway
Eldest child of J. B. and Mary E. Phillips was born September 1874, and died near Bluffton May 23, 1879.
Burnet Bulletin, July 13, 1944; From Barry Caraway
Joe Phillips Called
The entire citizenship of Burnet was saddened Monday evening, July 10th when word was passed around that Joe Phillips was dead. He had been ill for a long time, seriously so for several weeks, and while his death was not unexpected, the end came as a shock to his hundreds of friends.
His funeral service was held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock in the W. Northington Funeral Chapel of Burnet, conducted by Revs. Robert H. James of Bertram, pastor of the Burnet Methodist Church, and L. V. Nobles Church of Christ minister of Bluffton. Burial was in the Burnet Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Jess Pogue, Bert Debo, Pete Elliott, Earl Foulds, Harry Galloway, Howard Counts, Earl Sawyer, and Denver Baker.
Joe Phillips was born at Ozona, Texas on August 29th, 1900, died in Burnet on July 10th, 1944. On the 9th day of April 1921 he was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Craddock, who survives him. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Birdie Phillips of Llano, and two brothers, Elmo Phillips of Douglas, Arizona, and Hurbert Phillips, who is serving with the armed forces in England. For the past several years Mr. and Mrs. Phillips had been living in Burnet. Previous to that they resided twelve years in Austin.
Mr. Phillips was a veteran of World War I, having joined the U. S. Navy in that conflict when only 16 years of age. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and a member of the American Legion.
Joe Phillips will be missed by everybody in this vicinity. He loved people and delighted to be with them socially. Gathering of any and all kinds were made brighter and happier by his presence, and he was the life of any aggregation of people of which he was a party. He was kind, friendly and considerate of both old and young, and held a place in the heart of every one with whom he came in contact.
The devoted wife has the fullest sympathy of the entire citizenship of Burnet in her bereavement.
Burnet Bulletin, 18 January 1990
Henry Johnson Phillips, 89, died in Burnet Jan. 11, 1990. Services were held in Midland Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, with Rev. Allen Whitman officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Phillips was born Aug. 13, 1900, in Crocket. He married the former Inabeth Whitefield of Midland. After retirement, the couple made their permanent residence at their lake home at Lake Buchanan in 1965.
Phillips is survived by his wife.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church or to Midland Memorial Hospital Auxillary.
Burnet Bulletin, 25 June 1992
Inabeth W. Phillips, 83, of Burnet, died June 18, 1992.
She was born June 30, 1907, in Midland. She was reared and educated, graduating from Midland High School and also from Texas Christian University.
Services were held June 20, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Allen Whitman officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetry under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Survivors include one sister, Eulalia Geisler, from Midland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Hospital Auxiliary at Midland Memorial Hospital or to your favorite charity.
The Burnet Bulletin, 10 Jan 1882
We were surprised and saddened to learn from his son last Tuesday, of the death of the venerable J.M. Phillips of Sage, which sad event occurred on the 17th of December last. His disease was something like diabetes, and he had attained his 71st year. Mr. Phillips was a good man and a respected citizen. His son, Mr. J.N. Phillips, had just returned from a trip to Arkansas, and arrived home only in time to follow his old father to his final resting place on earth. Peace to his memory.
Burnet Bulletin, April 3, 1924; From Barry Caraway
S. C. Phillips Dead
The sad word reached Burnet that S. C. Phillips was dead, at his home near Corpus Christi. Mr. Phillips was a formerly a citizen of Burnet County, and held in high esteem and respect by all who knew him. He was a good man in its truest sense, and will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends. The Bulletin joins with others in this county in extending to the bereaved family its deepest sympathy.
Austin Daily Statesman June 14, 1910
PIONEER CITIZEN SUCCUMBS TO STROKE OF APPOPLEXY--HAD LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR TWENTY YEARS.
John Wesley Posey, one of the pioneers of Texas, died last night at 8:35 at his home at 107 Easts Ninth Street from a stroke of appoplexy from which he never rallied. He was stricken about 11 o'clock Wednesday night while sitting on the back gallery of his home and never from that moment regained consciousness.
Mr. Posey was born in Evansville, Indiana, August 8, 1847. He came to (Burnet) Texas in 1855 and to Austin in 1890. He was married September 1, 1869 to Miss Ollie E. Sampson of Burnet, Texas. He is survived by his wife and eight children, Miss Lenora, Miss Lillie, Miss Leona, Mrs. A.J. Miller of Wichita Falls, F.W. and S.J. Posey of Austin, A.J. Posey of Huntsville, and B.H. Posey of Houston. All of the family were notified of his condition and reached the bedside before the end came.
The deceased had been employed as bookkeeper for several years with the Tips Foundry and Machine Company. He was passionately fond of little children and was a familiar figure on the streets with several of the little tots trailing at his heels.
The Burnet Bulletin, July 1, 1879
O. B. Prentiss Died
On Tuesday morning last 24th of June, at his home near Strickling, Mr. O. B. Prentice passed away. He has been a resident of our county a number of years and was quite aged. His death was very sudden, only being sick for a few hours. He was very weak, caused by being so old. He was burried the next day, and his remains were followed to the grave by a number of relatives and friends.
The Burnet Bulletin, Feb. 6, 1908
Mrs. Prentiss Dead
Mrs. Prentiss, an old resident of the county, recently died at the home of her daughter Mrs Henry Johnson. Mrs. Prentiss was 90 years old. The Bulletin requests some one to furnish it an obituary for publication.
Burnet Bulletin, 29 Sept 1927
Last Sunday near Briggs Texas, the body of Gladden A. Proffitt was found dead. No marks of violence were found on the body and it is presumed he died of heart failure. He was a son of Walter Proffitt of the Double Horn community in Burnet County, on the Colorado river. He is reported to have been a fine young man, with a host of friends.
The Burnet Bulletin, 12 Aug 1879
We learn this morning (Saturday 9th) of the death of Mrs. Joseph Pullen, which occurred at 1 o'clock a.m. Mrs. Pullen had just returned from Llano county, and was enjoying better health than she had enjoyed, for the last ten years. While in Llano, she complained of a small sore on her cheek; her husband opened it, believing the sore to be a boil. No relief was obtained, but the place grew larger, and soon a case of erysipelas was developed. The disease penetrated to the brain, causing instant death. Mrs. Pullen leaves a husband, five children and a host of friends to mourn her death. She was a lady highly esteemed and well beloved by all.