Dallas Morning News
June 5, 1889, pg.2/5
Van Alstyne, Tex., June 4.--Mrs. Melissa HOWLE was buried here this
evening. She was 51 years of age and came to this country from Talapoosa,
Ala., two years ago and was living with her son, Sol HOWLE, two miles from
here. She seemed well and hearty until 9 o'clock yesterday. She ate a hearty
breakfast and in one hour died of heart disease.