John Smith Elkins
CPL CO G 11 REGT W VA INF
Dallas Morning News J.R. Elkins Dies
Sherman, Texas, Feb 24- The funeral of J.R. Elkins, who died at
his home, five miles northwest of Sherman was held at Pecan Grove Church
Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Vale of Southmayde officiating, assisted
by the Rev. O.
T. Cooper of Paris and the Rev. R.G. Mood of McKinney, both of whom have
been located in Sherman and are close friends of the family. Interment
was in Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Elkins was one of the old pioneers of the
county, having located on the farm now occupied by the family on Jan 6,
1846. At the time of his death he was the only surviving member of teh
Pecan Grove Church who helped to erect the present building.
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