Van Alstyne Public Library family history files
Van Alstyne Leader May 16, 1904
Mrs. Susan Tyree
The funeral services of Mrs. Susan Tyree will take place at the
Christian Church, from the residence of Joe W. McKinney, at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
Internment in the Van Alstyne Cemetery.
AGED LADY DEAD
Mrs. Susan Tyree died Sunday afternoon at 4:20 at the home of John
W. McKinney, south of town, where she had made her home for a number of
years. She was 84 years of age and had been in the McKinney family
since 1849, having formerly made her home with that grand old pioneer,
She was a noble Christian woman, held in high regard by all who
The services were conducted by Elder M.S. Dunning at the Christian
church in this city Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the interment was
at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
MRS. SUSAN TYREE
The subject of this sketch died at the home of John W. McKinney
Sunday afternoon, May 15th, in her 84 years. Bro. Scott McKinney
says of her: "My first acquaintance with her was in the year '49, whe she
and her husband came in a covered wagon to my father's, Collin McKinney's
home. There they remained for more than a year, when they went down
into Ellis county and entered a piece of land, staying long enough to make
their claim good for 320 acres. Coming back to Collin McKinney's
home, they made that their home; taking care of the old people during their
last days - until death. For their great kindness, painstaking and
care towardCollin McKinney and wife, four of their heirs gave them a farm
of 67 acres. On this farm they lived until Mr. Tyree's death, which
occurred in the year '67. Since that time Mrs. Tyree has made her
home with Wm. C. McKinney and his sons, Dick, Mack, and John W. McKinney
at the old homestead. She has been with the latter since 1898, nd
to him he says, while she wass no relative at all, she has been in many
respects much like a mother to his children, especially for two years after
his wife died."
It was shortly after coming back to Collin McKinney's from Ellis
county, that both she and her husband obeyed the gospel and became members
of the Christian church. From that time, about 50 years ago, she
has been a faithful member of the church. she was of a very agreeable
disposition, ready and willing to wait on the sick, kind hearted, sympathetic
and tender; loving to do good. Hers was a strong faith. Blessed
are the dead who die in the Lord.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Christian
church, Monday afternoon, May 16, and she was laid by her husband's side
in the Van Alstyne cemetery.