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J. C. UMPHRESS

JULIA C. UMPHRESS

Sherman Public Library obituary files
 

Grayson Pioneer Dies at 87 Years
Van Alstyne Woman Founder of Large and Prominent Family of Section
(Special to the Democrat)

Van Alstyne - Mrs. J.C. Umphress, 87, nee Miss Julia Caroline Veazey, pioneer of Grayson county, died at her home Saturday at 9:30 p.m. following a few days illness.
Mrs. Umphress was born in Hoganville, Ga., in 1845, and came to Texas with her husband and two children in 1870, settling in old Mantua community, later coming to Van Alstyne with the coming of the railroad.
Her husband preceded her in death a few years ago.  To them nine children were born, five of whom survive. They are: Mrs. H.L. Davis, McKinney; Mrs. L.L. Henderson, Dallas; John and Lyman Umphress and Mrs. Spencer Taylor, Van Alstyne.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, George C. Veazey of Van Alstyne, who is the only survivor left of her 13 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Umphress joined the Methodist church in early childhood and was a loyal supporter of its institutions until the day of her death.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the residence.  The Rev. Cicero B. Fielder of Iowa Park, assisted by the Revs. H.S. Porter and E.L. Stanford officiated.  Pallbearers were her grandsons: Don O. Davis, Harry Bean, Lyman Davis, Carl Umphress, carter Umphress, Robert Fielder and Henry Hynds.  Interment was in Van Alstyne Cemetery, Yoder undertaking company having charge of arrangement
Rev. Cicero B. Fielder of Iowa Park, assisted by the Revs. H.S. Porter and E.L. Stanford, officiated.  Pallbearers were her gransons: Don O. Davis, Harry Bean, Lyman Davis, Carl Umphress, carter Umphress, Robert Fielder and Henry Hynds.  Interment was in Van Alstyne Cemetery, Yoder undertaking company having charge of arrangements.


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