Death Cert. info; Sarah Ann Voelkle, 30 Nov 1876-11 May
1950. She lived and died at 211 E. Brockett St. in Sherman. She was a widow
and born in Franklin Co., Tn. dau. of J.D. McElroy and Adilene Collins
born in Ala.
She died of acute pulmonary edema, caridac asthma (paroxymal Dyp??)
and hypertensive cardio-vasular disease.
Obituary ; William H. Voelkle, 78, Given Burial at Ethel, Dallas
Morning News, 17 Jun 1948
Collinsville, Tx. June 16- Funeral services were held Wednesday
at the Ethel Baptist Church for William Herman Voekle(sic) , 78, pioneer
resident of Sherman and an early settler of Ethel Community, east of here.
Voekle died Monday in a Pilot Point Hospital after a 4-month illness. Burial
was in the Ethel Cemetery.
Voekle came to Texas in 1877 from Ohio, settling in Sherman in a
house which now holds the present Sherman Post Office. A few years later
Voekle purchased a section of land near Ethel, where he had resided since.
He was a member of the Collinsville Odd Fellows Lodge and had been a member
of the Woodmen of the World fifty-one years. He is survived by his wife;
three sons, O.A. Voekle of Houston, W.E. Voekle and John J. Voekle of the
Ethel Community; two daughters; Mrs. J. N. Morris of Dallas and Miss Cleo
Voekle of Ethel; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.