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Grayson County Death Certificates & Obits.

Spears twins, William Frederick Roper, William Holloway, J.W. Hassell
Roper, William Frederick of Tioga, Farmer, white, male, married, born 10 Dec 1850 - died 20 May 1927 of Heart Failure, degeneration of the heart muscle and senility.
Father - J.C.Roper born in Georgia. Mother -info not filled in.  He was buried in Anna (Collin Co., Tx)-death record

Spears, Twin Infants- cert. 110 & 111. B & D 28 Jul 1927, stillborn. both male, white. died in Tioga, Tx.
Father- Chas. spears born Tioga. Mother-Hassie Knowles. Buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Pilot Point.-Death record.

Obituary- Dallas Morning News; 24 Jan 1886  Special to the News : From Corpus Christi, Jan. 23.-
.... William Holloway, of Collinville (sic: Collinsville), Grayson County, died here yesterday at the Murphy Hospital of consumption. He was in destitue circumstances and was taken in and attened to gratuitously by Mrs. Murphy. He would give no account of himself further than his name, age 24, and where he was from. He was buried to-day.

Obituary- Dallas Morning News-7 Oct 1962
J.W. Hassell, Attorney, Former Judge, Dies at 87
J.W. Hassell, 87, of 3700 University, a practicing Dallas attorney and formerly county Judge of Grayson County and mayor of Sherman, died Saturday at his home.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday in the Restland Memoral Chapel. Burial in Restland Memorial Park.
     Mr. Hassell was born near Denison in 1875. he began his law practice in 1898 at Sherman, where he later served as county judge and mayor.

     In 1916 he moved to Denison, leaving in 1921 to become chief supervisor of the oil and gas division of the Texas Railroad Commission. Two years later he came to Dallas, where he practiced law until his death.
     In 1937, he declined appointment as an associate justice of the Fifth Court of Civil Appeals.
     He was a 50 year member of the Travis Masonic Lodge of Sherman and a member of teh Dallas, Texas and American Bar Associations.
     He and his son practiced law in the firm of Hassell & Hassell in Dallas.
     Survivors: Wife, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Amis Jr, Mrs. Charles B. Shuey and Mrs. Drake McKee, and a son, J.W. Hassell, all of Dallas. 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


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