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March 24, 1967

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday for Miss Annie Pearl McFALL, 69, a resident of this area all of her life, who died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Graham Hospital after an illness of about one week.
The services will be held at the United Pentecostal Church in Cisco with the Rev. G. W. Hamilton, pastor of Mountain Top Pentecostal Church south of Cisco, officiating. Burial will follow in Long Branch Cemetery with Rust Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Miss McFALL, who lived at 601 W. 18th Street, was born January 24, 1898, at Long Branch and lived in that community until four years ago when she moved to Cisco. She was a long-time member of the Mountain Top church.
Surviving Miss McFALL are three brothers, Andrew McFALL of Cisco, Oscar B. McFALL of Fort Worth and Melvin B. McFALL of Big Springs; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertie OWEN of Lubbock, Mrs. Cora Belle CATHEY of Dublin and Mrs. Jesse JOHNSON of Cisco.

Contributed by Barbara Gotcher


Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Rev. J.M. BOND

Word was received in Ranger Wednesday morning by S.P. BOON that the mother of Rev. J.M. BOND, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Ranger, had died at her home in Weatherford.
Details were not contained in the telegram, which said only that his mother had died Tuesday night and funeral services would be conducted from the First Methodist Church of Weatherford at 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.

E. E. "Ebb" BOOTH

Newspaper: Cisco Press-Thursday November 1, 1979- Submitted by:Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX

Funeral Services For E. E. BOOTH Held Wednesday
Funeral services for E. E. "Ebb" BOOTH, 94, of Cisco, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cisco Funeral Home Chapel. Gary ADAMS and J.B. HUDSON, Church of Christ ministers, officiated. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.
Mr. BOOTH died at 3 a.m. Monday in a local nursing home.
He was born Feburary 14, 1885, in Eastland County. He married Bisbee HUNNINGTON in 1905. She died in 1924.
He married Edith WEBB in 1925. He was a Baptist. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the county all his life. Mrs. BOOTH died in 1961.
Survivors include four sons, Emory of Denton, L. E. (Slim) of Cisco, J.V. of Odessa and Don of Lawton, Okla.; five daughters, Midge COGBURN, Gladys MOYER and Rita WILLINGHAM, all of San Angelo, Quida PIPPEN and Mozell YEAGER, both of Cisco; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Three sons and two daughters also preceded him in death.
(Note: This is my paternal grandfather.)

Emery Lee BOOTH

Abilene News Reporter Tuesday, September 26, 2000

CISCO - Emery Lee BOOTH, 80, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at an Eastland hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Redeemer Lutheran Curch with Pastor Martin Kaufman officiating, directed by Kimbrough Funeral Home.

Mr. BOOTH was born September 10, 1920, in Bluff Branch Community of Eastland County, to Elbert Elamander and Bessy (BISBEE) BOOTH. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the US Army 54th Field Artillery 3rd Armored Division in Europe. He had also owned and operated a ranch south of Cisco. He married Pearl DEMKOVIC on July 3, 1943 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Cisco.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl, of Cisco; one daughter, Kathy LOCKE and husband Don, of Highland Village, Texas; one brother, Don BOOTH of Wichita Falls; two step-sisters, Mozelle YEAGER of Cisco, Rita WILLINGHAM of San Angelo; three granddaughters, Susan BRANNON and husband Brent, of Corinth, Darsey SCOTT and husband Ian, of Lewisville, Nancy LOCKE of Highland Village, Texas.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday for visitation. Kimbrough Funeral Home Cisco, Texas

Submitted by:Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX

Newspaper: Cisco Press- December 11, 1977

Funeral Services Sunday at 4 for Ted BOOTH

Funeral services for Ted BOOTH, 64, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Cisco Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Lee Fields will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Booth was found dead Friday morning at his farm two miles south of here. He was found sitting on a tractor under a pecan tree. Sheriff Ronnie WHITE said Mr. Booth had evidently been shaking the pecans out of the tree and died of an apparent heart attack. The ignition keys were still on but the tractor had run out of gas, White said. A search for Booth began Thursday when his pickup was found abandoned on his farm. The search was resumed Friday morning.
He was born January 18, 1913 in Eastland County.
Survivors include his father Elbert E. of Cisco; four brothers, Emery of Denton, L.EL. of Cisco, J.VL. of Odessa and Don of Wichita Falls.

(Note: This is my paternal uncle ) Submitted by:
Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX

Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

David H. COLLI NS

Funeral services for David H. COLLI NS, 86, who died Saturday morning in Eastland at the home of his son, H.A. COLLINS, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Eastland at the Methodist Church

Death of an Aged Veteran - 1900
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Mr. J. J. DEANS died at his home near Rising Star Friday night of last week and was buried at the Star Sunday. Mr. DEANS was nearly 80 years of age, and had been a resident of Comanche and Eastland counties since 1875. His was a noble character, one whose memory will be cherished with pride by a numerous line of relations and the acquaintance with which, is a bright thought to all who were honored by knowing him.
Deceased commanded a company in the civil war; was a time-honored Mason and Methodist. He leaves three sons, Thomas, who is farming near the home place, Dick at Bryan and John at Dallas; and three daughters, Mrs. Allen HAYNES, and Mrs. James IRBY of Rising Star, and Mrs. James EDDINGTON in New Mexico."
[Jeptha Jefferson DEENS b. Aug. 5, 1820, d. April 20, 1900 Capt., Co. B, 17 Reg't Alabama Infantry]

Contributed by Donna Irby

Fort Worth Star Telegram, Page 20C   Image
Sunday November 29, 1970
Charles Valentine FOX
Ex-County Official Rites to be Monday
Funeral services for ex-Tarrant County commissioner C.V. FOX, 80, who died Thursday in Graham, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Meisner Funeral Chapel with burial in Greenwood.
FOX, a Fort Worth resident for 60 years was County Commissioner of Precinct 2 in the early 1930's.
He lived at 2741 Ave. E. He was a member of Polytechnic Masonic Lodge No. 925 and Polytechnic United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. B. Howard STEPHENS of Fort Worth and Mrs. L.O. LYNCH of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, William W. FOX of Artesia, N.M. and John L. AINSWORTH of Salt Flat; and a brother. G.L. FOX of Loving, N.M.

Contributed by Stephanie Bertani

NOTE: Charles Valentine (Tine) FOX was the son of John C. FOX and Nancy C. HAMILTON of Ranger, Texas


Della Sharp FOX     Image
Mrs FOX Dies at Ranger
Ranger - Mrs. Della FOX, 76, of 705 S. Oak St. died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday in Ranger General Hospital after a long illness.
Born Della SHARP in the Cedar Hill Community, Dallas County, February 8, 1889, she married J.S. (Sim) FOX on May 14, 1922 in Desdemonia. He died Feb. 8, 1941. She came from Dublin in 1906 to Cheaney community where she lived in 1911. She had been a resident in and around Ranger since that time.
She was a member of Merriman Baptist Church.
Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan ROYAL of Cisco and the Rev. Robbie L. HOBBS, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Alameda cemetery, Killingsworth Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. A.G. (Gid) MADDOX and Mrs. B.J. (Bill) OGDEN, both of Ranger; five brothers, Frank, Arie, Curtis and L.D. SHARP all of Ranger, and Tommy SHARP of Olden; four sisters. Mrs. T.M. FOX, Mrs. S.L. WILLIAMSON and Mrs. T.B. WHEELER, all of Ranger, and Mrs. J.R. DUGGAN of Rising Star; three Grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Homer BLACKWELL, R.V. ROBINSON, Gene FALLS, Troyce BOONE, Lantz POWELL, Kenneth FALLS, J.W. VINSON and Robert CARROLL.

Contributed by Stephanie Bertani

Page 4 - Current Argus - Carlsbad, NM
Sunday July 16, 1978
Granville Lafayette FOX
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in West Funeral Home chapel for G.L. "Pappy" FOX, 80, 603 N. Guadalupe St., who died Friday in a local nursing home.
Eddie SHARP, minister of the Sunset Church of Christ, Will officiate With burial to follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
FOX a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, Pecos Valley Lodge 736, AF and AM, of Pecos, Texas, and the Woodmen of the World, was a retired deputy sheriff of the Eddy County Sheriff's office.
He was a law enforcement officer for 35 years beginning as a patrolman for the Abilene, Texas, Police Department where he rose to the rank of captain. He was chief deputy for the Taylor County Sheriff's Department; captain and investigator for the Pecos, Texas, Police; served as chief of police at Andrews, Texas; __________police for the village of Loving before joining the Eddy County Sheriff's Department where he served for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Vida FOX, Carlsbad; a son, Floyd A. FOX, Da1las, Texas; two daughters, Laverne C. BLANTON, Indian Nev. and Mildred GALBRAITH, Abilene, Texas; 12 grandchildren. and 20 great grandchildren.
Pall bearers will be Tex AINSWORTH. J.E. WILSON, Herman LAMBRETH, Charlie CHERRY, John AINSWORTH, Lee RICHARDS and Marshall STANLEY.

Contributed by Stephanie Bertani


Abraham Lincoln "Linc" HUNTINGTON
Obituary Notice: Cisco Press-Aug 31,1931.
Death last night removed one of the staunch old settlers who have been familiar and important figures in the development of this section during the past half century when it took A. L. HUNTINGTON, about 65, unexpectedly at his home at Bluff Branch, seven miles northwest of Cisco. Mr. Huntington was stricken only a few minutes before he succumbed about 10 O'clock.
Burial will take place between 4:30 and 5 O'clock at Dothan. Wippern funeral home is in charge of arrangements for burial.
Mr HUNTINGTON had made his home in Eastland county practically his entire lifetime. He was closely associated with Cisco and with the business interests of the city and was one of the original stockholders in the First National Bank, known when organized as the First Guaranty State bank., Those with whom he did business spoke of him as a man "whose word was his bond", and praised the staunch character which he revealed in his life time of association with the other early settlers of this community. His native state was Indiana.
(Note: my paternal ggrandfather-
Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX)

1925
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Judge Jas. IRBY Succumbs To Illness On Friday
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Pioneer Settler and Prominent Citizen is Called by Death At Age 75
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Judge Jas. IRBY, who was stricken with acute Uremia on Saturday Oct. 3rd, passed away at the Irby home in the south edge of town last Friday evening at 7:00 o'clock without ever regaining consciousness after being stricken ill.
At the time of his death Judge IRBY was past 75 years of age and is survived by his widow, two sons, John and Carl, both of this city, and three daughters, Mesdames R. J. BRICE, San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. B. F. BROWN, Abilene, Texas, and Miss Addie, who lived at home.
Judge IRBY was one of the pioneer settlers of this community locating here in 1877, after first spending a short while at Sipe Springs, after coming out with his two brothers from Travis county. With his brother Frank, Judge IRBY first took up the old IRBY farm, now owned by T. S. PARKER, together with the present Irby farm. Upon marrying in 1878, he settled the home now occupied by the family and had made his home continuously since that time. At different times he has served the precinct as Justice of the Peace, and the county as a commissioner. Judge IRBY was one of the founders of the local Methodist church and he and Mrs. Irby were charter members, the first church being a little log hut east of town. For 40 years he had served on the official board of the church and was conceded to be one of the best informed men on church affairs in Eastland county. Judge IRBY was a man of scholarly attainments and was one of the best read men in this section of the state and nation. Born of the old frontier type he was a friend to everyone and his hospitality was known far and wide, and probably had as many or more friends in this section of the state as any man who has ever lived here.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, conducted by pastor R. A. WALKER, assisted by the Rev. S. KIRKPATRICK, a former pastor of the church. The Rev. J. C. WATKINS, also a pioneer settler, and an old friend of the family, made a very interesting talk over the flower laden casket, telling of the worth of his friend as a citizen, a churchman, husband and father. The eulogy of the Rev. WATKINS was most beautiful bringing out the many splendid traits of character of his deceased friend and also extending condolence to the bereaved family. The Rev. KIRKPATRICK read the scripture lesson and also commented on the life of Judge IRBY as he knew him when his pastor.
The honorary pall bearers were selected from the old friends of the Judge and are all also pioneer citizens, the list being as follows: J. W. CLARK, D. E. JONES, C. C. SHULTS, L. I. COX, J. M. ROACH, and Levi McCOLLUM. The active pall bearers were: Fred ROBERDS, Frank ROBERTSON, M. D. GIBSON, E. F. AGNEW, Reed PATTERSON, and C. F. FALLS.
Following the impressive funeral services at the church the body was followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives where interment was made, the Rev. Mr. WALKER committing the body to the grave with the impressive commitment ceremony of the church.
The high esteem in which Judge Irby was held was attested by the many and beautiful floral offerings.

Contributed by Donna Irby

Oct. 24, 1941
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Pioneer Matron Passes Away at Home Near Here
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Mrs. Jas. IRBY Claimed by Death After Being in Ill Health for Some Time
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The death of Mrs. James IRBY, 85, at the family home a few miles southwest of town Tuesday night, marked the passing of one of the few remaining pioneer settlers of this community and the last charter member of the local Methodist church.
Mrs. IRBY had been in ill health for some time and her passing was not unexpected.
She was preceded in death by some 16 years by her husband and is survived by the following children: John and Miss Addie at home, Mrs. B. F. BROWN, whose family make their home at the old Irby homestead just south of town, Carl IRBY, also of Rising Star and Mrs. R. D. BRICE, of Los Angeles, Cal. Also two sisters: Mesdames J. E. EDGINGTON, of Humbolt, Aris., and F. A. HAYNES of near Rising Star, a niece, Mrs. Nola COX, of Corpus Christi and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All were present for the funeral.
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Settled at Sipe Springs
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Mrs. IRBY who before her marriage, was Miss Sallie DEENS, with her family settled in the Sipe Springs community in about 1875. She was married to James IRBY, a young school teacher of the day, and together they came to this community in about 1879,and settled on what is known as the Jas. IRBY homestead, just south of town. Mr. and Mrs. IRBY were among the organizers of the local Methodist church, it being located in a log hut just east of town for the first few years. Since that time she has been a active member and was of the most highly esteemed and beloved matrons of the community.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. O. WHITAKER, and interment made in Rising Star cemetery.
Active pall bearers were: E. R. PATTERSON, E. F. AGNEW, M. D. GIBSON, Tom BUTLER, Fred SEIKMAN and Fred ROBERDS. A long list of honorary pall bearers was made up from old friends of the family.

Contributed by Donna Irby

Fort Worth Press - April 15, 1938 - Image
Shannon's North Side
MANSKER, Robert Monroe, 56, died Friday morning, 4/13/1938, at his residence, Route 1, Smithfield, Tx.
Survived by wife, Lillie Mae BOYKIN PANNELL MANSKER, two daughters, Miss Louise MANSKER, Houston and Mrs. Annie AKINS of Stigler, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Dora SIKES and Mrs. Etta Mae DEATON, Waylon and Mrs. Goldie SHAWBELL, Coffeyville, Kansas; two brothers, B.F. MANSKER, Slayton and S.A. MANSKER, Wayland, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Shannons North Side Funeral Home, 10 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Joe Scheumack officiating. Internment Garden of Memories. Active Pallbearers; John McCAIN, Claude CARR, Carl HARMON, A.T. KIRK, O.H. McCAIN and John O'LEARY. Honorary pallbearers, J.L. JAMES, H.H. HESTER, B.H. STARR, D.E. AUSTIN, Ed YOUNG, G.G. COOK, W.F. BROTHERS and B.A. MEEK

Contributed by Stephanie Bertani


 

Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Mr. Jack NELSON

Mr. Jack NELSON died Sunday with pneumonia and was buried Monday at Gorman.

Lue Ellen Young PETTIGREW

Car overturns
Woman is Killed in Terry Mishap
Brownfield - Aug 15
A middle aged hitchhiker tentatively identified as Mrs. Lou E. PETTIGREW and believed to have been en route to the home of relatives in Plainview was killed about 12:30 a.m. today in an automobile accident twelve miles west of here.
She was riding with five young women from Brownsfield, none of whom was seriously injured. They had met her barely an hour before; making her acquaintance in a café in Bronco just across the line in New Mexico.
Two Remain in Hospital
The local party included Miss Jean SNITKER, 22, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W.F. SNITKER and owner of the car.; Misses Gwendolyn KUEHLER, 16, and Evelyn KUEHLER 23, daughters of Mr. And Mrs. C.A. KUEHLER, and Misses Louise WADE, 23, and Joyce Murlene WADE, 18, daughters of Mr. And Mrs. M.T. WADE.
Only Miss Jean SNITKER and Miss Evelyn KUEHLER remain in Treadway-Daniell Hospital for further observation. The others only suffering minor cuts and bruises were released after examination and treatment.
67th Traffic Fatality
The hitchhiker was the 67th traffic fatality on the South Plains this year. The death brought the 1952 record equal to the record at the beginning of August 19, 1951. It was on that date last year that the toll jumped to 71 with four deaths in an accident near Tahoka.
The younger Miss WADE was the driver in today's mishap. She had no explanation for the accident. Miss Gwendolyn KUEHLER said that Miss WADE told her that she couldn't say whether or not she had fallen asleep at the wheel. When the car went off the pavement the driver lost control. The others she said woke up screaming. The car rolled over several times. An ambulance brought the fatally injured woman here to the hospital where doctors said she was dead on arrival. Passers by brought the five local residents in. "We were sitting in a booth in the café and said something about driving back to Brownfield. This woman was alone and sitting around a corner from us, but she heard the name of the town. She came to us and said that she was trying to reach Brownfield and she asked for a ride. "She was in the back seat, and so was I. She had some clothes in a box, I believe." "As we drove back from Bronco she told us that she was running away from her husband. She said that some boys had brought her from Tatum, New Mexico. She said that she wanted to get to Plainview to some of her kinfolks. She'd get a café job there she said.
The hitchhikers tentative identification was made through a social security card. A car title among her belongings gave the address of an owner named PETTIGREW from Globe, Arizona. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending the notification of relatives.

Contributed by Stephanie Bertani

NOTE: Lue Ellen Young PETTIGREW is the child of Lillie May Boykin PANNELL and M.M. PANNELL of Eastland County


Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Mrs. Bessie Poe TILLEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Poe TILLEY, 36, sister of Mrs. A.E. HERRING of Eastland, who died at her home in Carbon Sunday morning were conducted at Carbon Methodist church Monday morning.
Mrs. TILLEY and Mrs. HERRING were the only children of the late Dr. Andrew POE and wife of Carbon.
After her marriage to Mr. TILLEY seven years ago they lived in Ennis where she taught in the public schools, returning to Carbon about a year ago.
Those from Eastland who planned to attend the funeral this morning were Mr. And Mrs. A.E. HERRING and the following teachers from the West Ward school; Mmes. T.L. AMIS, L.Y. MORRIS, and Misses Lavelle HENDRICK, Marjorie SPENCER and Maurine DAVENPORT. From Junior High school were Mmes. Earle JOHNSON, and F.O. HUNTER, Superintendent and Mrs. P.B. BITTLE were in the group.
Relatives surviving are cousins: Dr. W.S. POE and Mrs Frank LOVETT of Eastland and her husband Loren TILLEY of Carbon.
Hamner Undertaking Company of Eastland was in charge of funeral arrangements.


transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Mrs. N.E. TURNER

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in Eastland Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. N.E. TURNER, 79, with Rev. Henry LITTLETON and Rev. Bascom MORTON of Abilene conducting. Internment was in Eastland cemetery beside the grave of her husband who died many years ago.
Mrs. TURNER died at her home on West Commerce Street in Eastland Tuesday night after several months of illness.
Mrs. TURNER had lived in Eastland County for more than 40 years. She came from Kentucky and settled initially near what is now the Pleasant Grove community. She had been a member of the Methodist church since childhood.
She is survived by five children, Mrs. Newt MORTON of Maryneal, Mrs. James MONROE of Kentucky, Mrs. M.H. PERKINS of Clyde, Will TURNER of Eastland and Jim TURNER of Ranger.
Pallbearers were O.J. COTTON, Abilene, Tobe and Gorman MORTON, Morton Valley; Lee MIDDLETON, Morton Valley; John Lee ROPER; Milton NEWMAN and Si BUTLER, Eastland.


Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

The little son of Mr. And Mrs. VAUGHN died Sunday and was buried at Platwood Monday. He went to school at Alameda.

Samuel Blackwell WEBB
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April 22, 1931
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Samuel Blackwell WEBB was born February 29, 1856 in Shelby County, Alabama. He moved with his parents to Columbia, Louisiana, in his early child-hood. He came to Texas in 1879, and settled in Bosque County. A year or two later he moved to Hill County, where he married Clara WHITE, July 26th, 1881, to this union was born seven children, five of them are yet living, two having died in infancy. His young wife died November 8th, 1890, and on August 25th, 1892 he was married to Mrs. Amanda HOLDER. To this union was born ten children; two of these died in infancy, two others died, Nora, at the age of seventeen, and Mary, age twenty one, their deaths being with in two days, during the "Flu" epidemic of 1918. Since that time "Uncle Sam" (as that was what he was most commonly called) had declining health until his death April 22nd, 1931.
"Uncle Sam" was among the early settlers of Eastland County, having moved here in 1886, and lived on the same farm since that time, except two years he lived in Cross Plains. He was counted one of the best citizens of the country was active in school and church affairs or any other thing for advancement or interests to his country. He leaves many friends and relatives: A sister Mrs. Susan TESTON, of Abilene; and her sons and daughters also a nephew, B. W. WEBB of Burkett.
His wife Mrs. Amanda WEBB; His children Mrs. Belle CHILDRESS of Allison, Texas; Mrs. Willie MARSHAL of San Juain, New Mexico; Mrs. Minnie LITTLE of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. Mertie PINKSTON of Ovallo, Texas; Mrs. Rosa GOOCH of Abilene, Texas; Mrs. Hettie LACY of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. Neal PINKSTON of Big Spring, Texas; Mrs. Maud ROBINSON of Comanche, Texas; Mr. Cloris WEBB of Nimrod, Texas; Mr. Clois WEBB of Nimrod, Texas; Mr. Choice WEBB of Nimrod, Texas; and three step children, Mrs. Lola FORE of Healdton, Oklahoma; Rich HOLDER and John HOLDER both of Scranton, Texas. Uncle Sam has sixty five grand-children and seventeen great-grand-children.
The funeral services were held at the home, conducted by H. H. Summers of Abilene a cousin of the deceased, assisted by Bro. COLLINS of Cross Plains, a friend of the family for twenty-four years. After which the remains were laid to rest in the Liberty cemetery.
In his going we lose a good citizen and friend an affectionate and devoted husband a kind and loving father. But our loss is Heavens gain as he was a staunch christian, having been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since his conversion when yet a young man."

Contributed by Donna Irby

Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Mrs. R.L. WESTMORELAND

Funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist Church of Gorman at 3:00 Monday afternoon for Mrs. R.L. WESTMORELAND with Rev. SHORT of DeLeon and Rev. CLEMENTS of Carbon in charge
Mrs. WESTMORELAND was the mother of Mrs. C.T. LUCAS and Mrs. R.R. GANN of Eastland. She died in Gorman Sunday afternoon.
Children surviving are J.A. WESTMORELAND of Gorman, V.T. WESTMORELAND of Brownwood, Mrs. C.T. LUCAS and Mrs. R.R. GANN of Eastland, Mrs. Joe CLERE of Big Spring and Perry WESTMORELAND of Hylton.
A step-mother, Mrs. M.E. HIRST of Rule survives and a sister Mrs. Henry DOMINEY of Rule; two brothers, E.A HIRST of Gorman and Sam HIRST of Beeville.
Eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive.

Newspaper: Abilene News Reporter Aug 27,1975

Mrs. Maude WOOD
Cisco (RNS)-Mrs. Maude WOOD, 87,of Cisco, died Monday at 8 p.m. at E. L. Graham Memorial Hospital in Cisco after a lengthy illness. Services will be Wednesday at 3:30 pm at the Holly-Rhyne Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Bruce Wells, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Born Maude Hull April 19, 1888 in Rising Star, she married John Everett WOOD Sept. 25, 1904 in Eastland County. She had been a resident of Cisco about 30 years. Her husband died Aug. 22, 1955. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, T. W. of Moran; a sister, Mrs. Ethel TURNER of Clyde; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be C. L. MILLER, Stevie MILLER, Garland WOOD, Darrell WOOD, Weldon T. WOOD and Richard Keith WOOD.

(Note: This is my paternal second cousin -
Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX)

Transcribed by Tami Ramsey from microfilm obtained from the Center for American History at the University of Texas

Weekly Chronicle
Eastland, Texas
Friday, February 8, 1935

Miss Isabel WOODS

Funeral services for Miss Isabel WOODS, 58, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. T.F. MADDOX, of Lone Cedar, were conducted from the Central Baptist Church of Ranger Tuesday afternoon. Rev. K.C. EDMONDS conducted the services. Internment was in the Alameda cemetery following the church services. Funeral arrangements were carried out by Killingsworth, Cox.
The decedent has made her home with her sister for a number of years. Death occurred at 5:30 Monday afternoon after a long illness

CHARLES FARQUHAR, EX-TREE SURGEON, DIES UNEXPECTEDLY
Cisco (RNS) - Charles A. Farquhar, retired Cisco tree surgeon,
collapsed and died Wednesday morning at the accounting service
office of his daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Guthrie.
Mr. Farquhar, 83, had been in ill health several years.
Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Hamner Funeral Home
Chapel here with the Rev. Ed Crow, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Harold of Big Spring; two daughters,
Mrs. Guthrie of Cisco and Mrs. Katheryn Morgan of Kerry, Fla; three
brothers, Floyd of Houston, Grover of Fulton, Mo., and Francis of
Ocalla, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Abilene Reporter-News, Thursday morning, 18 Sep 1958, p 10A

Donated by John Chapman

MRS. FARQUHAR, 87, DIES AT CISCO
CISCO (RNS) --- Mrs. Kate Chance Farquhar, 87, died at
10:30 a.m. Monday in a local nursing home after an illness
of two weeks. She had been a resident here for about 50
years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Cassle, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Rust Funeral Home
in charge.
Mrs. Farquhar was born July 9, 1877, at Caldwell. She was
married to Charles A. Farquhar at San Angelo. He died Sept-
ember 1958. She had been a member of the Bartist Church
for 77 years and a member of the church here since 1918.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Guthrie of Cisco
and Mrs. Kathryn F. Morgan of Gilbertsville, Ky.; three sisters,
Mrs. Lee Balfanz of Abilene, Mrs. Lillian Jones of San Angelo
and Mrs. Cora Keller of Waco: 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-
grandchildren.
Abilene Reporter-News, Tuesday morning, 16 Feb 1965, p 3A.

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