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1908 Obituaries


misc obits, not all obits of 1908
Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 21 Jan 1908:
Mrs. Stanley Adams of Lehigh, Oklahoma died  in hospital at
McAlester, Sunday; services Episcopal church; buried Willow Wild;
husband-son of Mr.and Mrs. E.W. Adams; husband's former wife Miss
Margaret Craigson of Kentucky;  No children by this wife;  28 Jan:
also attending Mesdames Craigan of Kentucky, Jones, Will Craigan

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 7 Jan 1908:  Mrs. C.B. Cross,
sister to Joe Farrier, formerly of Bonham, died Colorado Springs,
Friday last, buried there

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 21 Jan 1908:
Miss Dillard, age 15, died at home of mother Mrs. Buck Dillard, Dodd
City, Saturday, pneumonia, Baptist, buried Dodd City cemetery; father
deceased; brother and sister live in other states.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 21 Jan 1908:
A.G. Foster of Gober, old, died last Thursday.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 17 Jan 1908:
"Monkstown & Union Grove" column:  Mrs. Jane Lane of Monkstown died
Sunday; husband ill now

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 24 Jan 1908:
Capt. J.P. Pierce, age 85, died at home in Honey Grove, Wed.;
surivivors:  2 sons & 3 daughters:  P.J. of Paris; John A. of Honey
Grove; Mrs. Ingram of Avery; Mrs. J. Max Pierce of Mineola; Mrs.
Wallace Wood of Honey Grove.
 

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 3 Jan 1908:  Will Reid of Honey
Grove died at Uvalde; buried Honey Grove; 10 Jan refers to Bill Reed.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 3 Jan 1908:  Mrs. M.A. Smart died
at family home near Dodd City; buried Dodd City; services Rev. J. R.
Atchley, Methodist.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 10 Jan 1908:  "Spring Hill" column:
 George Smith died Sunday near Bantam.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 21 Jan 1908:
(also 28 Jan)  Edgar Stephens  (This is Edward T. Stephens) age 23 died at home of sister, Mrs.C.B. or C.P. christian at Grove Hill, heart failure; services:  Rev.Rosser at Medthodist church of Grove Hill; buried Grove Hill with parents; survivors:  2 sisters, 1 brother; born Mississippi 1884.  31
Jan "Bailey" column:  Mrs. Mittie Moore attended funeral of her
brother.

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 3 Jan 1908:  Mr. T.E. Tilley age 33
died at W.J. McMurry place near Ector; wagon accident; survivors:
wife- was Miss Ella Ross ( daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Ross) and 1
child

Abstracted from the "Bonham News" 10 Jan 1908: "Randolph" column:
Aunt Mollie Weathersby died of consumption  (bur. in Shilo Ceme.)

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 21 Jan 1908:
from "Leonard Graphic" Grandma Wilson, pioneer, age 76; died at home
of daughter Fannie Stephens, 14 Jan.; near Lane; 12 children-9
survive; buried Pike Cemetery;services Rev. Pernell of Pike, Baptist

Abstracted from the "Bonham News", Fannin Co., Texas, 17 Jan 1908:
Family reunion in honor of John Wilson of Perry, Ia. by D.B. Wilson
of Randolph.  Reared with sister in Gerogia; John, eldest, in CSA
then to Illinois then to Iowa; some brothers and sisters in Texas as
long as 30 years;  attending:  G.L. Wilson of Valley Creek, J.B.
Dickens of Whitewright; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Williamson; Mr. and Mrs.
John Neighbors; Mr. and Mrs. Noah Steven of Klondyke and Mrs. M.J.
Shaw of "this place".

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 10  Jan 1908:  Mrs.
Eliza Mercy Bowren died at the Carlton College home; services at 1st
Christian church, Rev. Schoover and J.H. Rosecrans; buried Willow
Wild;  maiden name Carlton; youngest sister of late Eld. Chas.
Carlton.; born in Margate, England; 15 May 1838; to America with
parents 1854; to Springfield, Mo. upon parents death to live with
brother; there in 1858 married Mike Bowren; 2 children: son deceased
and daughter Mrs. W.G. Pierce of St. Paul, Minn.; to Texas
1875-Paris, Bonham, Sherman then to Denver, Colo. For 16 yrs.;
businesswoman; lost small fortune 1896; to Bonham 1897 to live with
brother and daughter. Was with daughter in San Francisco returning
just before ’06 quake; nephew and nieces Charles and Misses Grace and
Sallie Joe Carlton; expert needlewoman at one time employed in St.
Louis by excellent firm. Survivors:  Brother Rev. Joshua Carlton of
Petosky, Michi.; sister Mrs. Pricilla Lane, Toronto, Canada

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 10 Jan 1908:  Sketch
of Mrs. Francis Chaney  with photo from "Savoy Star:  Father Bob
Williamson, native of Virginia & blacksmith; moved to Green County,
Kentucky; 11 children; oldest, Francis born 1822; mother died before
Francis was grown; married Obie Chaney 1845; youngest girl & sister
Harriet lived with them; raised 5 of own children; 4 living except
Jim; to Fannin Co. near Whitewright Dec. 1856; Mr. Chaney died 49
yrs. ago; lives with daughter Mrs. F. Vittitow.

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 28 Jan 1908:  Mrs.
Juliania Fulkerson died at home of daughter, Mrs. Virgie Massey,
Sunday; buried Willow Wild cem.; age 88; born east Tennessee 1820;
married J.P. Fulkerson 1842; celebrated golden wedding 1892; in
Bonham since 1872; Methodist; 11 children (7 girls, 4 boys); living
children: Henry F. of Houston; Charley of Dallas; Frank & Mrs. Virgie
Massey of Bonham; husband died 2/3 yrs ago.

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas  7 Jan 1908:  from
"Savoy Star" Sketch of Mrs. Emily Koontz and photo; maiden name
Atkinson; born Charleston , Virginia, 13 Sept 1825; now 82 yrs. old;
tenth child of 11; after father died mother moved to Celina, Ohio;
there married Lorenzo D. McMahon 12 Sept 1844; 2 children, D.T. and
Mrs. Fannie Kinder now dec’d.  Husband died 1848;  moved to
Booneville, Mo.; married H.L. Koontz 1855; five children—all dead;
husband, son & brother in civil war; brother John Atkinson was
captain in the federal army; she and children were conveyed out of
Bates Co., Mo. After order Number 11 by his order; to Fannin
Co.,1867; partially paralyzed in 1896.

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 4 Feb 1908:  Mrs. R.
C. Morrison died at home of son-in-law, Albest Robinson this city
last Friday; age 68; resident of Trenton; buried Trenton; 3 children
survivors:  Mrs. Albert Robinson this city;  Mrs. C.P. Connelly of
Trenton;  Will Morrison of Leonard.

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas  31 Jan 1908:  Mrs.
Jane Newsome died Haskell Co., buried Willow Wild cem.; services Rev.
M.L. Hamilton; born Georgia 1829; age 79; to Alabama until 1881; to
Texas then to Fannin; to Haskell Co. recently with son John; 8
children; 6 living—2 in this county;:  Mrs. Carey Murphy of Bonham
and G.C. Newsom of Lannius; 2 sons & 2 daughters at Haskell

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 31 Jan 1908:  Mrs.
Lindsey Thomas died at Terrell,  last Tues.; buried Bonham;, Willow
Wild cem.; services Eld. Smith of Sherman; former Sallie McQuigg;
daughterof Mrs. And Mrs. J.Y. McQuigg; age about 25; member Christian
church; last 2 yrs. at Terrell
 

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 7 Feb 1908:  Colonel
James Thomas died at home of sister Mrs. Lon Darwin, near
Kentuckytown, last Friday (1 week ago); native of Fannin; oldest
white person born in county; age abt 71; father Andrew Thomas first
white settler in Grayson Co.; noted Indian fighter; noted for size
and weight.

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas 3 Jan 1908:  Sketch
of Mrs. Jacky Wrenn with photo from  "Savoy Star":  Daughter of
Thomas Smith; born Pennsylvania, 19 Jan 1832;  married Jas M. Wrenn
in Stockton, Missouri; 5 children  (2 boys &  3 girls); husband
enlisted in CSA; shortly before end of war, she moved  family to
Fannin County to old Mallory farm, later the Josh Pritchett farm.
Upon his return, moved to south of Savoy.  He died 1888.  Daughter
Mrs. Ingram

Abstracted from "Bonham News" Fannin Co., Texas  3 Jan 1908:  Thos.
J. Babb died at his home, Tuesday last; consumption; born at Powder
Springs,  Ga. 18 July 1864;  to Bonham 24 yrs ago; building and
contracting; married Jan 1890,  Miss Nannie Wiggs; 6 children; 4
living; services Rev. T.H.  Morris of Denton &  Rev. W.A. Stucky of
1st Methodist church; buried Willow Wild cem


 

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