Dallas Morning News - 4 Jan 1926 page
1- Mrs. Annie English Dies of Pneumonia -
Special to the News.
Sherman, Texas Jan. 3- Mrs. Annie English,
48 years old, wife of Dr. C.M. English of this city died at noon Sunday
following a short illness with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband
and two sons, Jack English, a student at Austin College and Carr English
attending school in Dallas.
Mrs. English was the only daughter of the late Dr. Carr Pritchett,
for many years a president of the Sam Houston State Teachers College at
Huntsville. She also is survived by her mother and the following brothers;
Dr. J.E. Pritchett, Houston; John W. Pritchett, member of the State Board
of Water Engineers, Austin; Lucian Pritchett, a teacher at Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, and Rufus Pritchett, a chemist, Albany, N.Y.
Mrs. English was well known in civic work in Sherman and in Travis
Street Methodist Church Circles.
* Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 4742 states that she was
born in Missouri, dau. of H. C. Pritchett born in Missouri. Mother was
Kate Smith, birthplace unknown. She was buried in West
Dallas Morning news - 13 Jan 1926 page 8,
J. M. Sharp Drops Dead on Street in Sherman
"Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - Jan 12-
J.M. Sharp, 67 years old, dropped dead on South Rusk street, Tuesday
afternoon. He is survived by his wife and four children.
He came to Sherman thirtyone years ago from Celina, Collin County.
* (*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.1755 , Died at 355 W. Middleton,
Sherman, Tx. He was Jacob M. Sharp, Occupation he retired from; "Ice Cream
and Treats.", born in Tenn. Fathers' info not known, mother Mary Trigg,
born in Tenn. , Informant was Miss Lirnett? Burnham, Okmulgee, Ok.;
Cause of death "Probably Heart Failure- was first called to see patient
post mortum". Buried in St.
Mary's Cemetery, Sherman. Husb. of Ninna L. Sharp.
Dallas Morning News - 15 Jan 1926 page 3
Mary Turley dies at Home in Sherman.
Sherman, Texas, Jan 14-"Mrs. Mary Turley, wife of W. W. Turley,
who for half a century has been prominently identified with the business
and religous life of this city, died suddenly at her home Wednesday evening
at 7:10 o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis earlier in the day. Mrs.
Turley was born in Kentucky March 15, 1855, and was married in that State
June 27, 1872, a little later coming to Texas. She is survived by her husband
(*W.W. Turley), two sons, Aaron and A.G. (Gus) Turley, Sherman; a daughter,
Mrs. L.E. Phipps, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Kinmon, Dallas; and
Mrs. Nancy E. Long, Wrights, Ill; one brother, Jeff Crecy, Van Zandt County,
and nine grandchildren, all of whom were at her bedside.
Funeral services will take place in East Sherman Baptist Church
Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C.A. Baxter, assisted
by the Rev. J. W. Hollums, Cushing , Ok. and the Rev. Ernest Rylant, Ladoinia."
* (*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 1757, Mrs. Mary T. Turley
on cert. cause of death "Hemcopligia?",(hard to read). Buried in West
Hill Cemetery. Her father is listed as Edward Crecy, no other info
or info on mother.)
Dallas Morning News - 30 Jan 1926 page 7
- Mrs. Rebecca Doyle Buried
By the Associated Press, Denison, Texas Jan 29-
Burial of Mrs. Rebecca J. Doyle, 74
years old, who died at her home here, was in Fairview Cemetery, with the
Rev. Joe E. White of the First Christian Church officiating. She is survived
by two daughters. Mrs. K. K. Biorek of Kansas City and Mrs. Mattie D. Herrell
of Mobile, Ala.; one son E.L. Doyle of Denison; two brothers, T. J. Davis
of Kansas City, John A. Davis of Emporia, Kan., and one sister, Mrs. Ella
Pennington of Dearborn, Mo.
Mrs. Doyle was an admirer of the Dallas News and had not missed
a copy for many years.
(Grayson County, Texas death cert. no. 1736, she was widowed, b.
5 Jan 1852 - died Jan 23, 1926. She was widowed, born in Missouri. Father
- John Davis, Mother Margaret Denny. Informant was E.L. Doyle of Denison
, Tx. She died of Organic heart disease, ? aortic ??, and aneurysm ) She
was buried in Fairview
Dallas Morning News - 16 Feb 1926 page
"Special to the News- Sherman, Texas, Feb 15- Funeral Services for
Cora Wallace Edmundson, who died in San Antonio last Thursday, will
be held in Sherman Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian
Church. She was the daughter of the late Jack Wallace, pioneer Sherman
business man. She is survived by a son, Clarence Edmundson of Los Angeles,
Cal; a daughter , Mrs. C.A. Botts, San Antonio, and the following brothers
and sisters; Mrs. Helen Hyde, Mrs. Minnie Handy and Miss Kate Wallace all
of Sherman; J.E. Wallace and Herbert Wallace, Fort Worth, and Charles Wallace,
* Texas Death Cert. No. 4337, Bexar County, Texas. She was born
11 Jan 1861 - died 11 Feb 1926. of cerebral hemmorage and arteriosclerosis.
She was born in Georgia and the daughter of John R. Wallace born in Ga.
and mother- Elizabeth Macklin born in Tn. She was buried in West
Hill in Sherman.
Dallas Morning News - 22 Feb 1926 page 11-
Negro Called to the Door and Shot to Death -Special to the News, Tioga,
Grayson Co., Texas , Feb 21,- Morris Harris,
negro, residing two miles south of here, was called to his door Friday
night and shot to death by an unidentified party. No arrests have been
Dallas Morning News - 25 Jun 1926 page 15 - Special to the News.
Cecil Thompson , 25 years old, of Van Zandt County, went to trial
Thursday in the Fifty-ninth District Court on a charge of murder in connection
with the death of a negro, Morris Harris at the negro's home, south of
Tioga, Feb. 16,1926. Prospective jurors are being examined.
(Grayson County Death Cert. no. 5939, J. M. Harris. colored, married
b. 4 Dec 1864- 19 Feb 1926. farmer, b. in Miss. parents unknown. Informant
was B. J. Harris. Gunshot wound in right breast. He was buried in Pilot
Point (Denton, Co.)
Dallas Morning News 20 Feb 1926 page 16 - Resident
of Grayson County 78 Years Dies - Special to the News- Sherman, Texas,
Feb 19-Mrs. Ann B. Fitch, 80 resident of Grayson
County for more than seventy-eight years, died at her home Thursday night.
With hre parents she came to Fannin County when two months old, and when
she was two years old the family moved to Grayson County. Before her marriage
to the late Clement C. Fitch of Sherman, in 1861, Mrs Fitch was Miss
Ann B. Richards. Mr. Fitch died in Sherman Feb. 12, 1903. Mrs. Fitch was
the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive, as follows; Clay
Fitch, Sherman; L.E. Fitch, Kingsville; Reece, Sam and Roy Fitch, Sherman;
Miss Mattie Fitch, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. G. E. Adamson, Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, conducted by her pastor,
Dr. T. L. Holcomb, assisted by Dr. T. A. Wharton, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, and burial will be in West
(*Grayson County, Death cert. no. 5967. She is listed as a widow,
b. 14 Jun 1846 - 18 Feb 1926. Born in Arkansas, parents info not filled
out. She died of Pneumonia following Inflenza. Clay Fitch was the informant.)
Dallas Morning News - 21 Feb 1926 page
13 - Denison Man Dies in Florida. Special to the News, New Smyrna, Fla.
Feb 20-Calivne (sic) Williams, 47, formerly of Denison, Texas, resident
of this place for several months became suddenly ill Wednesday and died
a few minutes after the arrival of physicians. At the time of his
death. Mr. Williams was planning to move to Pensacola. He is survived by
his wife and two daughters. The body will be sent to Denison. The family
will return to Texas to live. ( I cannot find where he was buried,
email me if you know)
Dallas Morning News - 1 Mar 1926 page 11
"W. M. Chaffin , Oldest Resident of
Shrman is Called by Death.
Special to the News- Sherman- Jan.2- Funeral services for William
Miles Chaffin, 83 years old , who died in Sherman Friday at noon,
will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Walnut Street
Church of Christ. Burial will be at West
Hill Cemetery. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W.T. Rankins of Sherman,
and three sons, R. B. Chaffin, Ada, Ok; and W.M. Chaffin Jr. and Fred Chaffin
both of this city.
Mr. Chaffin, who was the oldest citizen of Shrman in the point of
residence, was born in 1844, locating near Sulphur Springs, on the Sabine
River. He lived with his parents there until 1848, coming to Sherman that
fall. His father purchased 113 acres of land in East Sherman. The land
extended from Lamar Street on the south to the Texas & Pacific Railroad
on the north and from Willow Street on the east to the Houston & Texas
Central Railroad on the west. The present Union Passenger Station is located
on the northwest corner of the tract.
The old Chaffin homestead was a large log house located on East
Houston Street, on the property where R.A. McCrary now resides. Mr. Chaffin
lived at this place until his marriage to Miss Louisa Jane Smith Oct 12,
1870. His wife died July 10, 1911.
When the call came fro volunteers during the Civil War, Mr. Chaffin
enlisted under the command of Capt. Curtis R. Suttan, who was in charge
of the Texas Rangers. The company acted as body guard to Gen. J. Bankhead
Magruder. R.A. Chapman Sr. of this city was a member of the company with
Mr. Chaffin. He and Mr.Chapman(sic) had been constant friends before and
since the war."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 1738 b. 15 Mar 1843
- 1 Jan 1926
cause of death "cerebral hemorage, contributory- hypostatis pneumonia?
He was born in Missouri and his father was James Chaffin born in
Va. Mother- H. M. Hunter born in Va.
Dallas Morning News - 5 Mar 1926 page 14
- Smith - Denison, Texas March 4-
Funeral Services for Mrs. Eliza Smith,
81 years old, were held from her home, 711 West Woodard street. Wednesday
afternoon. Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Denison forty-two years. She
is survived by a numer of grand-children.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.10061. Middle inital of J.
, She was widowed and b. 17 May 1845 in Penn. d. 2 Mar 1926. Her father
was "Bryan" b. England and her mother -no name, b. Germany. She died of
Nephritis and Edema of the Lungs. The informant was Mrs. Ray Higgins, Tucson,
Arizona. She was buried in Fairview
Cemetery, in Denison. Wife of Samuel H. Smith.
edition- Thornton- Denison, Texas, March 4- Miss
Also in the same newspaper article;
Ponder - Sherman, Texas March 4- William
Hammel Ponder, (*his name was William Hansel Ponder) 17 years old,
died in Sherman, where he had been brought for treatment from the home
of his parents,, Mrs. and Mrs. H. C. Ponder, four and a half miles south
of Sherman. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the residence, the
Rev. J. C. Skaggs officiating. He is survived by his parents, three sisters
and three brothers, Mrs. R. E. McGinnis, Sherman; Mrs. W. A. McGraw, Sherman;
Miss Fannie May Ponder, Bud Ponder, Howard Ponder and Marion Ponder.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 10088. born 16 Aug 1908
- died 1 Mar 1926. Influenza complicated with Meningitis. Father H. C.
Ponder b. in Georgia, Mother- Amanda Swafford borin in Georgia. He
was buried in the Akers
Also in the same newspaper article;
Rose- Sherman, Texas, March 4- William
M. Rose, 64 years old, died while sitting in a chair at his home,
three miles northwest of Sherman, Tuesday morning. Funeral services were
held Wednesday afternoon at Luella. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha
Rose, two daughters and four sons. Surviving daughters are Mrs. L.C. Reeves,
Southmayd; Mrs. W.H. Jones, Denison. Surviving sons are J. M. Rose, O.L.
Rose, Oras Rose and Scott Rose, Sherman.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 10110. He was born in Tx
and parents info no on the cert. , He died of Angina Pectoris. He
was buried in Luella
Dallas Morning News - 5 Mar 1926 page
21 John P. Ham, Shoe Representative is Dead.
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - March 4-
"John P. Ham, 60, died Wednesday afternoon in Sherman after and
illness of six weeks. Mrs. Ham was taveling shoe salesman and had begun
a trip through Texas when he became ill in Sherman. His wife, Mrs. Carrie
Ham , was at his bedside. Members of the Sherman Presbyterian Churces,
of which denomination Mr. Ham was a member, and Sherman Masons attended
Mr. Ham during his illness.
Funeral services were held at the John C. Dannel Funeral Home Wednesday
afternoon. The Rev. Everett B. King and Dr. T.A. Wharton. Presbyterian
ministers officiated. The body was forwarded to Eaton, Ohio, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ham. Pallbearers were E.O. Chapman, Will Leslie, M.T. Gordon,
L.J. Jones, Jake Weingarten and Gib Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Wood of the Binkley
Hotel and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Shaw attended Mrs. Ham during the services.
Mr. Ham was a member of Anchor Lodge no. 464, A.F. & A.M. at
San Antonio; of the San Antonio Cinsistory and of the Alzafar Shrine at
Surviving are , besides the wife, a brother, W. S. Ham and a niece,
Mrs. George Sansberry, both of San Jose, Cal." (*his death cert. shows
that he died of Pulmonry Phthesis. He was born in Illinois 5 Dec 1865 and
died 3 Mar 1926, his father was John Ham born in New Hampshire, mother
Katherine McDonald born in New York.
also on same page:
Mrs. F. H. Pattie
Dead. Special to the News; Van Alstyne, Texas, March 4-
Mrs. F. F. Pattie, 67 years old died suddenly Thursday. She leaves
her husband F. H. Pattie ( this is a type and is S. for Sam) and four sons,
Daun, Jack and Howard of Van Alstyne, and Dale of the United States Navy.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until Dawn Pattie, who is a traveling
salesman, is located. Brothers of Mrs. Pattie are T. P. Henderson, a banker
of Van Alstyne; L. L. Henderson, a Dallas Banker; Howard Henderson of Sacramento,
Cal., and Clifford Henderson of Wills Point. Sisters are Mrs. S. B. Moore
and Mrs. J. A. Slaughter of Van Alstyne, and Mrs. Cooling of Indianapolis.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.10087, Her name was Ena(Enah)
Henderson Pattie, b. 22 Feb 1869- 4 Mar 1926. She was born in Grayson Co,
Tx, daughter of W. R. Henderson. Other parent info is filled out unkown.
S. H. Pattie signed as informant. She was buried in the Van
Alstyne Cemetery and died of Angina Pectoris)
Dallas Morning News - 7 Mar 1926 page
7 -Richardson - Sherman, Texas, March 6 -
Mrs. Sallie Richardson, 65 years old,
died Friday morning. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dr.
T. L. Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. She is
survived by her hsuband, R. Richardson, and one son, Bob Richardson, and
four daughters, Mrs. Orrie Crouse, Mrs. W. H. Grant and Miss Louise Richardson,
all of Sherman, and Mrs. E. M. Jennings of Tishomingo, Ok. She is also
survived by three brothers, J.V. Spell, Ardmore, Ok; Blade Spell, Bowie
and L. Spell, Bryan. Mrs. Richardson came to Texas from Mississippi sixty-one
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 10095, b. 29 Oct 1858 -
5 Mar 1926, born in Mississippi. She died of "Cardios? Asthma) Her father
was listed as Eliza Spell and no other parent info. That prob. was her
mothers name. She was buried in West
also on the same page:
Presley, - Sherman, Texas, March 6- Miss
Mabel Presley, 20 years old, died Friday morning. Funeral services
will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Forest Avenue Baptist
Church, by the Rev. J. C. Skaggs, pastor of the church. Burial will be
Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Presley
and one sister, Mrs. Robert Reed of this city.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.10095- Last name on her tombstone
transcript is spelled Pressley. her birthdate is not on the cert. but on
the stone as 1906. She died 5 Mar 1927 of Lobar pneumonia. She was born
in Colorado, the dau. of J.C. Pressley, b. Tennessee and Nelle Glenn b.
Dallas Morning News - 10 Mar 1926 page 21-
Badgett- Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas, March 9- Mrs.
J. D. Badgett, (*Mary F.) 71 years old died here Monday. She is
survived by the following daughters; Mrs. J. F. Blanton, Plainview; Mrs
Charles Truett, Lubbock; Mrs. W. T. Simmons, Mrs. E. J. Lilley and Miss
Menta Badgett of Whitewright. A brother, Sam R. Currin of Houston, and
a sister, Mrs. Lena Fleeman of Tom Bean, also survive. Mrs. Badgett was
a native of Kentucky, but had been a resident of Texas since 1879.
(* I cannot find a death certificate on her. She is buried in the
Cemetery in Whitewright)
Dallas Morning News - 11 Mar 1926 page 13 -
Fracturing Hip in Fall, Woman Succumbs.
Mrs. T. W. Greer, 76 years old, who
was injured on Feb 6, when struck by a child who was roller skating on
the sidewalk near her home, died at 2:40 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at
her residence, 525 East Jefferson Avenue (Dallas) Mrs. Greer received a
broken hip and severe bruises when she fell as the child collided with
her. She had been a resident of Dallas thirteen years.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss May Greer of Dallas, and two
sons, T. W. Greer of Springdale, Ark., and S.K. Greer of Dallas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1o'clock Thursday afternoon
at the Lamar & Smith undertaking establishment, with the Rev. Thomas
Gallaher officiating. The body will then be taken overland to Van
Alstyne, where burial will take place.
(*Dallas County, Texas Death Cert. no. Adalaide O. Greer, Widowed,
b. 16 Jun 1849 - 10 Mar 1926, Broken Hip, accidental fall, old age. She
was born in Alabama. Her father was S. F. Kerr b. NC and mother is listed
as unknown, b. in NC. Miss Mary Greer at the same address is the informant)
Dallas Morning News - 13 Mar 1926 page 18
-Clarence C. Langford is Dead at Sherman
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas, March 12-
Clarence C. Langford, 43 years old , manager of the Langford Lumber
Company here, died Thursday night following a three week illiness with
appendicitis and complications. He is survived by his wife and three children;
also by four brothers, all of whom are engaged in the lumber business.
They are Russell Langford, Van Alstyne; Ed Langford, Celina; Charles Langford,
Nacogdoches, and Allen Langford, Van Alstyne.
He had lived in Sherman practically all his life and was prominent
in business, civic and social circles. ( see also below)
Dallas Morning News - ? Mar 1926 page 8 - C.C.
Langford Buried Friday.
Lumberman of Sherman Was Active in Varied Business Circles.
Special to the News- March 13-
C.C. Langford, one of Sherman's leading citizens for many years
and a son of the late C.A. Langford, died Thursday night at 8 o'clock at
St. Vincents' Sanitariam after an illness of about 20 days following an
operation, pneumonia setting in to result in his death.
Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the
home of Morduant C. Everheart, the Rev. Evertt B. King, assisted by the
Rev. G.C. Brewer presiding, with final services at the mausoeum (*West
Hill Cemetery) . All schools closed Friday afternoon for the funeral.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. C. A. Langford and four brothers
and a sister, C. M. Langford, Mount Enterprise; E. A. Langford, Celina;
R.L. Langford, Van Alstyne; Allen W. Langford, Levelland, and Mrs. E. S.
Alexander, Houston; by his wife, former Miss Alice Everheart, and three
children, Mary Louise, C. C. and Alice. All of his family were present
when the end came.
Mr. Langford was 42 years old. He was born in Gainesville, but the
family moved to Sherman when he was 2 years old. His father was a pioneer
lumberman, having been in that business prior to his removal of here, C.
C. Langford had been in charge of the Langford Lumber Company here for
the last four years since his father's death.
One of the most active leaders of Boy Scout work in Sherman and
Grayson County, Mr. Langford was serving as a member of the executive committees
of the Sherman and Grayson County councils at the time of his death.
Mr. Langford was a prominent member of the Sherman Rotary Club and
was president of the Sherman Country Club.
Mr. Langford was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of
Travis Lodge 117, A.F. & A.M. , Sherman Chapter Royal Arch Masons and
Sherman Council No. 43, R. and S.M. He was preparing to complete his York
Rite Masonary at the time of his death, it was said.
He was a member of the Hell Temple Shrine, Dallas, and was first
vice president of the Grayson County Scottish Rite Association.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 10097. C.C. Langford. Cause
of death pneumonia but I cannot read the contributory cause. b. 21 Dec
1884 Gainesville, died 11 Mar 1926. Father - C. A. Langford born
Canada, mother Lucy Jones born Tennessee. )
Dallas Morning News - 14 Mar 1926
- page 1 - Farmer Killed, His Wife Held
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - March 13-" Charles
Hefley, about 45 years old, Dorchester farmer, was shot and killed
at his home, a quarter of a miles southwest of Dorchester. At 3 o'clock
Saturday morning, Justice of the Peace J. N. Phillips rendered a verdict
that Hefley came to his death by wounds from pistol bullets.
Arrangements have been completed for holding Mrs. Anna Bette Hefley,
his wife, under a $5,000 bond to await a preliminary hearing and her examining
trail has been set for Saturday, March 20, in Justice J. N. Phillips Court.
Hefins'(sic) body was brought to Sherman Saturday morning. The funeral
will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J. A.
Mr. Hefley is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son,
the youngest of whom is 10 years old, and his father George W. Hefley of
Dorchester. The children are Davis, Hazel, Mabel, Katie Mae and John."
(* I find no other articles in the Dallas News about this case.
Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.10098, b. 8 Apr 1885
- died 13 Mar 1926. b. in Tx. Father G. W. Hefley, b. Georgia, Mother Sallie
Adams b. Georgia. It states he died instantly. He was buried in West
Hill Cemetery in Sherman on Mar 14th.)
Dallas Morning News 20 Mar 1926 page 10
McConnell- Sherman, Texas March 19- Johnnie Ruth
McConnell, 6 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. (sic - he was
C.L.) McConnell, died at the family home in Fort Worth. The body was forwarded
to Gunter, where the funeral service and burial were held Thursday afternoon
conducted by the Rev. Lawhon. Mr. McConnell and his family lived at Gunter
until three years ago, whe the family moved to Fort Worth.
(* Tarrant County, Texas Death Cert. no. 11898, Stop Edgewood, Ft.
Worth Route 4. b. 25 Jun 1919- 17 Mar 1926. born in Gunter, Tx. Father
- C. L. McConnell b. in Guner, Tx. mother- Lura Elliott, Guner, Tx. She
died of Toxemia due to Diphtheria. )
Dallas Morning News - 23 Mar 1926 page 8 - Joe
Brack - Old Time Grayson Citizen Dies- Special to the News, Shernan, Texas,
Mar. 22 - Joe Brack, old-time Grayson County
citizen, 82 years old, died at his home in Woodlake Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, conducted by Dr. T. L. Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist
Church. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Paralee Brack,
and the following children; Misses Pinkie Brack, teacher in Sherman; Fay
Brack, Little Rock, Ark.; Lena Brack and W.B. Brack, Max Brack and Ray
Brack, all of Woodlake. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. J. D. Westbrook
of Whitesboro, and one brother, Ed Brack of Baird, Texas.
(* Grayson County, Texas death cert. no. 10076, b. 22 Jan 1844 Ala.
d. 22 Mar 1926.
died -arteriosclerosis. Father - Benjamin Brack, b. Va. mother-
Miss Hall b. Va. Miss Lena Brack of Denison informant. )
(*While looking for his death cert. I found his wife's; Grayson
County Death Cert. No. 53350, b. 26 Sep. 1858 she was Paralee Brack , Uniontown,
Ala. - 21 Nov 1949. Father -Augustus Foster b. Al. Mother- Martha Ann Brame-b.
Al. Miss Pinkie Brack signed as informant. She died of myocardial
insufficenicy, broncio-pneumonia, senility and arthritis. She was also
buried in West Hill)
Dallas Morning News 3 April 1926 - page 8,
Sherman Man Found Dead, Pistol Near By
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - April 2-"
Thomas A. Creel, 21 years old, died
at 6:10 o'clock Friday night at the home of brother in law , L. L. Graham,
here as a result of a bullet from a .28 caliber pistol penetrating his
heart. He died in stantly. He is survived by his wife at Sherman
and relatives at Wylie, where he was reared. The pistol was found about
six feet from his body, which was prostrate on the floor between the bathroom
and the bedroom of the house.
Justice W. M. Phillips who conducted an inquest before the body
was removed, had not rendered a verduct late Friday night."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 14250. His middle name Alton.
He died at 708 S. Maxey, Sherman. b. 1 Dec 1904 - 2 Apr 1926. His gunshot
was self inflicted. He was an automoble mechanic. Born in Collin Co., Tx.
Father - H. E. Creel b. Ill. Mother Tennie (last name hard to read, looks
like Ratterree??) b. in Texas. He was buried in Wylie , Tx. )
Dallas Morning News - 10 Apr 1926 page
9 Rockford - Sherman, Texas, April 9-
Andrew Rockford, 80 years old, died
at his residence here Wednesday night. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Emma Rockford. Funeral services were held at the family residence Thursday
afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Hugh E. Anderson, pastor of the Key Memorial
Methodist Church, and burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Mr. Rockford came
to Sherman, from Missouri when the Frisco first came, having been in the
service of that road for the last thirty-eight years.
(* While looking for his death cert. I noted his cert. is listed
under Andrew Rupford . But it has to be a typo. Cleve Williams is the informant.
It doesn't include his birthdate. he his tombstone provides the dates;
OCTOBER 22, 1846 - APRIL 7, 1926 . He died of stomach cancer
and atherosclerosis. He is listed as a Railway flagman for the Frisco railway.
He was born in Mexico, buried in West
Emma Rockford, his wife lived on a long time, she was much younger
than he. She was born 15 May 1882 and died 1 Sep 1972 in McKinney. She
died of a cerebro Vascular Accident and Arteriosclerosis. She too is buried
in West Hill Cemetery but her death date was not filled in. Her death cert.
(Collin Co. no 65300) says she was born in Tennessee. Her father
was Tom Williams and her mother Rebecca Britton. Mrs. Bess Kanady
is the informant on the cert. She was a seamstrell in manufacturing.)
On same page; Montgomery, - Sherman, Texas,
April 9, Eugene Montgomery, 2 month-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Butler Montgomery, died at the family home Wednesday night
at 9:15 o'clock, following a short illness, besides the parents he is survived
by a twin sister, Earlene, and another sister, Ruby Fay, 7 years old. Funeral
services were held Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Hugh E. Anderson,
pastor of the Key Memorial Methodist Church. Burial was in
West Hill Cemetery.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 14256. shows he died because
he was born a twin and very small. His father was Butler Mongomery
and his mother was Eula Mae Francis Butler, both born in Texas.
His twins death cert. no. 14270 for Earlene shows a different
birthdate, they must have been born in the middle of the night. Their tombston
confirms it. She died of an enlarged thymus and a cold. she was born 2
Feb 1926 and died 30 Apr 1926. )
On the same page; Anderson, - Sherman,
Texas, April 9- Funeral services for George B. Anderson,
well-known merchant at Pottsboro, who died in Sherman Wednesday, were held
at the Pottsboro Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, conducted by the
Rev. M. R. Davis, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. K. M. Beard
of Southmayd. Burial was in the Georgetown
Cemetery near Pottsboro. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Janie Copeland Anderson and four daughters, Misses Lorane Anders, Kathaleen
Anderson, Mary Louis Anderson and Janice Anderson, all of Pottsboro. He
is also survived by his father, W. J. Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Ida Harding,
both of Byers, Texas, and one brother, Jim Anderson of Denison. The members
of the Pottsboro Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the cemetery.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.14257- His death/home address
was 500 Highland in Pottsboro. Listed as a Gen. Mdse merchant. He
was born in Grayson County, Tx. His father was N. J. Anderson b.
Ark, and mother - Ellen Martin b. Ark. He died of a cerebral hemmorage.)
same page; Winborn, Sherman, Texas April 9-
Winborn, 74 years old , died suddenly at the home of his nephew,
O. B. Windborn, Wednesday evening. He was a resident of Kansas City, Mo.
and came to Sherman just three weeks before his death to visit relatives
here. He was a bachelor. He is survived by four nephews, they are Harry
Winborn, Denison; J. D. Wilson, Kansas City, Mo.; T. C. Winborn, Tolbert,
Texas; and O. B. Winborn, Sherman. He is also survived by a niece, Mrs.
Harry Campbell, Lincoln, Neb.
(* Grayson County, Texas Death Certificate no. 14259. He was born
in Kentucky but none of the personal info is included. He died 7 Apr 1926
of Cardiac Failure, and buried in West
Dallas Morning News - 26 Apr 1926 page 12
George Tinsley, 55, of Sherman, Dies
in Dallas - Special to the News, Shreman Texas, April 25-
"George Tinsley, 55 years old , died in a Dallas Sanitarium Saturday
afternoon. He had been a lifelong resident of Sherman and for years was
a member of the fire department at the central station. Later he was a
prohibition enforcement officer in the employ of the United States Government
until his health failed him two years ago. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Bessie Tinsley. The body was brought to Sherman Saturday night."
(* Dallas Co. death cert no. 13602, George A. Tinsley, He was at
St. Paul's Sanitarium in Dallas of a cerebral hemmorhage and also had arterio
sclerosis. He was buried in Sherman but I have no burial place for him,
he has not been noted in our cemetery data! It reads buried in Sherman,
Tx. That usually means West Hill, Anyone finding this burial please
email me. He was born in Sherman 29 Aug 1874 and died 24 Apr 1926.
Father - Wm. Tinsley b. Ill. , mother-Anne E. Gray b. Ill. )
Dallas Morning News 26 Jun 1926 page 20 Sam
Lazarus Burial Held in Sherman, Special to the News, Sherman, Texas,
June 25- The body of Sam Lazarus, who died March 5, last, was brought to
Sherman Friday afternoon on a speical Frisco train from St. Louis and the
casket containing his body placed in the mausoleum in West
The body was accompanied by C.B. Dorchester, president of the Merchants
and Planters National Bank of this city, and Leo Jacobs and Charles Sommers
of St. Louis.
Mr. Lazarus, who was president of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific
Railway and a stockholder in the Frisco, lived in Sherman for many years
and had expressed a desire to be brought here for burial. Mrs. Lazarus
came to Sherman last week and completed the funeral arrangements.
Dallas Morning News - 1 Mar 1926 page 6
Special to the News -Marshall- Sherman
Texas. Feb. 28- Lula Hope Marshall, 10 month
old daughter of Mrs. E. L. Marshall, died early Saturday morning at the
home of her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Larock, at (sic) and Reinhardt
Makowsky, and Mrs. Charles Has and Mrs. Will Wickel. (seems like a couple
of sentences were left out of the newspapers)
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.5973, she was born 26 Apr
1925 and died 27 Feb 1926.
She died of pneumonia and whooping cough. She was born in Tx. and
her Father was E. L. Marshall b. Tx and mother- Jennie Bell Larock b. Tx.
She was buried in the Cedar
Mills Cemetery and is in an unmarked grave)
Dallas Morning News - 27 Apr 1926 - page 12-
Hit by Speeding Car, Youth Dies. Special to the News - Sherman, Texas Apr
26-Lee Settle , 20, of Denison was struck
by an automobile on the road just north of Old Setter's Park in North Sherman
about 1:45 o'clock Monday morning and died twenty minutes later at St.
With a part, Settle was on the way to Sherman and had stopped the
car at the place of the accident. Settle had alighted from the automobile,
when a small coupe dashed by. The left fender of the car struck Settle.
As his body was being conveyed to Denison, a small coupe, with lights
burning and engine running, was discovered in the road about six miles
north of Sherman, near Iron Ore Creek. This was reported to police. It
proved to be a coupe owned by Jack Kelley of this city which Mr.
Kelley had reported stolen from North Travis Street Sunday night and for
which the police department had sent out a description. The left fender
was bent. Some splotches were on it that may be possibly be blood.
A man is being detained at Denison in connection with the tragedy.
(Grayson County, Texas death cert. no. hard to read 13285??- his
address was 324 W. Gandy, Denison, Tx. his name was Hagen Lee Settle ,
he was single. b. 19 May 1906 - 25 Apr 1926. He was a tailor and died of
a fractured skull. He was born in Ok. father - E. R. Settle b. Ky, mother-Mary
Connelley b. Ala. Mrs. E. R. Settle was the informant, she was at
his same address. He was buried in Fairview
Same edition and page - Bradley- Sherman,
Texas. Feb. 28- Mrs. Rena Bradley, wife of
J.A. Bradley of Checotah, Ok, died in Sherman Friday afternoon. Mrs. Bradley
was brought to Sherman for medical treatment twelve days ago. She is survived
by her husband. J. A. Bradley, and the following children; Robert H. Bradley,
James H. Bradley, Mrs Amy Bradley, and Miss Ruby Bradley, all of Checotah.
She is also survived by three brothers and two sisters.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 5972. b. Jul 7, 1884 - Feb
26, 1926, She died of uterine cancer. She was born in Ga. and father was
Robert Rolland b. Ga. and mother, Jane Johnson b. Ga., She was buried in
West Hill Cemetery. )
also in the same column as the two above; King
- Sherman, Texas Feb.28- J.R. King formerly
of Sherman, died at the home of his son, John King of Brownfield, Friday
night, according to a message received here. Mr. King lived in Sherman
for a number of years.
(Buried in Terry Co. I think his middle inital was B. though)
Dallas Morning News - 16 May 1926 page 13
Sepcial to the News - Sherman, Texas, May 15-
"Capt. J.C. Witcher, 86 years old,
commander of the United Confederate Veterans, died at his home , 912 East
Cherry Street, Sherman, Saturday morning, following an illness of about
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Bells at
3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. and burial will be in the cemetery there. The
cortege will leave the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and announcement
is made that conveyances will be on hand to convey all members of Mildred
Lee Camp, United Confederate Veterans, who desire to attend the funeral".
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.17959. James Coleman Witcher,
b. 11 Dec 1839 - 15 May 1926. died of Pellagra! He was b. in Va. Father
- William Witcher and mother was Martha Gilbert b. Va.. He was a farmer.
Buried in the North
Dallas Morning News 25 May 1926
page 17 J. M. Buchanan, Banker Dies, Well Known Business Man of Whitesboro
Succumbs, Special to the News. Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas, May 24
- J. M. Buchanan, old- time citizen of Whitesboro,
died at his home on East Main street after an illness of several months.
Mr. Buchanan was born at Wartrace, Tenn., March 19, 1857, his father was
an extensive planter and member of one of the prominent families of that
state. After the death of his father , Mr. Buchanan, with his mother and
her other children, came to Texas, entering through the Port of Galveston
in 1870. After sojourning a number of years in Mexia and Waco, they took
up their permanent residence in Whitesboro, arriving here in 1880. Mr.
Buchanan became connected with the firm of Ligon & Edwards, general
merchants, and continued in that capacity until 1886. When the City Bank
of Sherman opened a branch in Whitesboro he became its manager. His connection
with that institution continued until 1907, when he formed a connection
with the First National Bank of Whitesboro, serving successively in the
position of vice president, president and chairman of the board of directors.
The latter position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Buchanan was a successful business man, enjoyed a large acquaintance
and was one of the best-known business men in this section. As a young
man he had several years experience as a ranchman in Southwest Texas. He
was personally acquainted with many early cattlemen of the State. He rode
the trail from Texas to Dodd City, Kans., a number of times during the
period when Texas cattle were marketed in large numbers in that state.
In 1883 he was married to Lily Trolinger, daugher of the late Dr.
Trolinger of this city, to which union were born two daughters and a son.
His wife died in 1892 and in 1894 he was married to Miss Mamie Ratzel of
Sherman, who with the children mentioned above, survive him.
Mr. Buchanan received his education at Trinity University when it
was located at Tehuacana, Limestone County. He always cherished the warm
affection for his schoolmates in this institution, many of whom were later
numbered among the most prominent men in the State. Conspicuous in the
group were the late Gov. Thomas M. Campbell of Palastine and Judge William
F. Ramsey, later head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
(Grayson County, Texas, Death cert. no. 17979, he died 23 May 1926
of senile dementia.
Father- Robert Buchanan b. Tn. mother- Mary Ann Watson b. Virginia.
informant is Mabel Buchanan. buried in Whitesboro.)
Dallas Morning News 14 Jun 1926 page 6
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - June 13 -
'Funeral services for the Rev. Richard Presley
Buck, 53 years old, retired Methodist preacher, who died at his
home in Sherman Saturday night, were held at the family residence, 426
South Vaden Street, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev.
D. R. Fuller of Grand Prairie. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. E. P. Buck, and a daughter and
four sons. The latter are Miss Curtis Buck, and a daughter and four sons.
The latter are Miss Curtis Buck, E.W. Buck and R. H. Buck, Sherman; C.W.
Buck, Dallas and Paul Buck, Denison.
The Rev. Mr. Buck retired from the active ministry about six years
ago on account of ill health and since that time has made his home in Sherman."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 21608 (two no's stampted
on it, the other is 23023)
retired minister b. 5 Jan 1873- d. 12 Jun 1926. he was born in Ark.
father- Jno. Buck b. Ark, and mother Eliza A. Thurman b. Ala., Miss Mary
Buck of Noble , Ok. is the informant on the cert.
He died of endocarditus and diabetes. Buried in West
In the same column- Herrington- Van Alstyne,
Grayson County, Texas, June 15
The funeral of John E. Herrington,
63 years old, who died here, was held at the First Methodist Church, conducted
by the Rev. C. B. Fielder, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial
was in the Van
Alstyne Cemetery. Mr. Herrington had lived in Northern Collin and Southern
Grayson Counties for many years. He was vice president of the Continental
State Bank of Van Alstyne and up until recently was president of the Van
Alstyne Roller Mills. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. C.
M. Hays of Weston and Mrs. Lee Kinard of Van Alstyne, and by two half-brothers,
George Robinson of Van Alstyne and J. T. Tollins of Celina.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 21589, born 18 Oct 1863-12
Jun 1926. He had Pneumonia and chronic nephritis. He was born in Miss.
father- Elias B. Herrington. Mothers info 'unknown'. informant was Ga.
Douglas of Van Alstyne. "
Dallas Morning News 18 Jun 1926 Page
Fagan, Sherman, Texas - June 17, - Harry
A. Fagan, 47 years old of Francis Ok., died in Sherman Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Fagan; one son, John Fagan; his
father John Fagan Sr. and two brothers and one sister; Art Faga, John Fagan,
and mrs. C. J. McKeenan. All of Fort Worth. Mr, Fagan had been yardmaster
for the Frisco Railroad at Francis for the last fifteen years.
(* Grayson County, Texas death cert. no. 21579 (two numbers on it
the other is 19755) He was born in Ohio but no death date on cert. died
16 Jun 1926. Cause of death, heart disease, Operation for gangrenous appendicitis
and complicated with heart disease. His father- John Fagan b. Ohio,
mother- Malinda Gildea b. Mich. informant Mrs. Beulah Fagan, of Francis,
Ok.. He was buried in Shawnee, Ok.)
Johnson - Sherman, Texas, June 17- Funeral
services for Frank Johnson,
who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held Wednesday at the
Luella Cemetery. Bural was at that place.
(*I was unable to find a death cert. for him)
Carter- Sherman, Texas- June 17- The body
of Miss Laura Carter, who died Sunday evening
at Gage, Ok., arrived in Sherman Tuesday night. Funeral services were held
from the home of her sister, Mrs. R. H. Martin, seven miles east of Sherman,
Wednesday. Burial was in the Cedar
Cemetery. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters; John
Carter, Okemah, Ok., Mrs. Mae Woods, Tupelo, Ok. , and Mrs. R. H. Martin
Dallas Morning News - 19 Jun 1926 page 20 - Carter- Sherman, Texas
June 18- Funeral services for Miss Laura B. Carter, who died at Gage, Ok.
Sunday evening, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Cedar Methodist
Church, conducted by the Rev. Harold Schmitner of this city. Burial was
in the Cedar Cemetery. Miss Carter was born in Tennessee.
Dallas Morning News - 19 Jun 1926 page 20 - Bomar
- Sherman Texas, June 18th. - W. J. Bomar,
71 years old, of Windom, died in Sherman Thursday. The body was forwarded
to Ladonia for burial.
(* Grayson County, Texas death cert. no. 21581, he died at 107 N.
Cherry but was a resident of Windom, Tx. he was b. 24 May 1855 - died 17
Jun 1926. he died of Cancer, contributory is "injury" . he was b. in Tenn.
, his father was J.B. Bomar b. NC, mother - Francis Calloway b.Tenn. informant
was H.F. Bomar of Windom. He was buried in the Providence Cemetery, near
Ladonia in Fannin Co., Tx.)
Dallas Morning News - 21 Jun 1926 page 3 -
Brinkley- Sherman, Texas, June 20-
Dan S. Brinkley, 62, died at his home,
three miles southeast of Denison. Funeral services were held Saturday at
the Nelson Grove Cemetery, nine miles west of Whitesboro. (*Cooke Co) He
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Brinkley, and five children- Dan O.
Brinkley, Sherman; Charles A. Brinkley; Edwin Brinkley, Misses Naoma
Brinkley and Rachel Brinkley, Denison; Mrs. Sam Fogarty, Sherman.
(* Grayson County, Death Cert. no. 21605 (also 23017 stamped on
it) b. 28 Mar 1864 - 18 Jun 1926. Born in Missouri. parents info not filled
out. He died of Uremia and nephritus.
Dan O. Brinkley of Sherman , informant.)
same column :
Waldrop - Sherman, Texas June 20- Mrs. John
A. Waldrop, a former Sherman resident, died suddenly near Srevilleta, N.M.,
Thursday, according to information received by relatives here. Funeral
services will be held Monday at Fort Worth. Burial will be in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Waldrop was a sister of Mrs. J. A. Moon of Sherman. Mrs. Moon and
her daughter, Miss Esther Moon where on their way to New Mexico to visit
Mrs. Waldrop when informed by telegram of her death. They returned to Fort
Worth to await the arrival of the body.
Dallas Morning News - 21 Jun 1926 page 3 - Thomas
-Sherman, Texas, June 30-
Funeral services for W. F. Thomas,
56, of Gunter, who died in Sherman, were held at the College Mound Cemetery,
six miles from Terrell, Saturday. He is survived by his wife and the following
children; Chester Thomas, Tioga; Frank Thomas, Gunter; and Mrs. Jewel Richardson,
Tioga. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother- Mrs. J.A. Nash,
Lewisville; Mrs. A. S. Ayers, Bruceville; Lee Thomas, Canida.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.21582 - He died at 107 W.
Cherry Street in Gunter. he was married, born 11 Jun (No year but he was
56 yrs old) - died 18 Jun 1926. He was a farmer and died of TB, duration
2 yrs. His father was Nathen Thomas, no other personal info.)
Dallas Morning News 25 Jun 1926
page 8 - Brown, Sherman, Texas, June 24-
James Nelson Brown, 64 died at his
residence here. Funeral services were held Wednesday, conducted by the
Rev. S. W. Williams of the Travis Street Methodist Church. Burial was in
West Hill Cemetery. He is survived by four children, Ray Brown, Wichita
Falls; Jim Brown, Warren Brown and Miss Myrtle Brown , all of Sherman.
He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mamie Fayman, Sherman. Mr. Brown
had made his home in Sherman since 1870, coming here from Columbus, Miss.
(Grayson County, Texas Cert. no. 21611, James Nelson Brown , occupation
"traveling man", b. in Miss. father - Chas. W. Brown b. New York, mother-
Henrietta Fanet. informant- Mrs. Mamie Tayman. died of intestinal hemmorhage,
arterial pela?sis. b. 15 Oct 1861 - died 21 Jun 1926)
Dallas Morning News - 27 Jun 1926 page 2
- Dr. L. P. Gunby Dies, Special to the News.
Sherman, Texas, June 26- A message was received in Sherman from Seattle,
Wash., Saturday stating that Dr. L. P. Gunby died in that city. Dr. Gunby
practised medicine in Sherman for forty-one years. He was 69 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Gunby and three sons, Dr. Paul
Gunby, Edwin Gunby and Andrew Gunby.
Dallas Morning News -29 Jun 1926 page 14
- Special to the News, Denison , Texas June 28-
"L. B. Eastham, 63, was fataly shot
at his home here Monday afternoon. According to his family he was cleaning
a pistol when it was accidentally fired, one bullet taking effect under
the heart. He died an hour after the accident.
Mr. Eastham had been a resident of Denison many years, being engaged
in the retail shoe business. He was preparing to take a vacation in Virginia.
Mr. Eastham is survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 21601. L. B. Eastham, married,
12 May 1862 - 28 Jun 1926. b. Va. Father was Arthur Eastham b. Va. mother-
Sarah Harris b. Va. , Died 1 hr after gunshot would of Chest. Buried in
Denison. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, his tombstone shows Lee B.
, his wife ws Mary Pleasant Eastham, she was b. in 1867 and died in 1957)
Dallas Morning News 6 Jul 1926 page 1
Denison Youth Dies, Speical to the News-
Denison, Texas, July 5- Joseph Wesley Swearingen,
14 years old, Denison High School student, died in the City Hospital Saturday
following an operation. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Swearingen
and besides his parents is survived by a sister, Ruth and a brother, Charles.
Funeral services were held Sunday.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 25122, born 7 Oct 1911 -
3 Jul 1926. He died of an intestine obstruction, acute appendicitus. He
was born in Tx. His father was J. W. Swearingen b. Ark, and mother M. C.
Bush b. Colorado. It says he was buried in Denison but I find nothing on
him in my cemetery data. Please email
me if you have further info.)
Morning News - 10 Jul 1926 page 1 Death of Mr. W. C. Hatfield
Dallas Morning News- 24 Jul 1926 page 7
Mrs. M.E. Walsh Dies at Sherman.
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas, July 22 -
"Mrs. M.E. Walsh, pioneer resident of Grayson County, died at 3
o'clock Friday morning folowing a long illness. Mrs. Walsh had lived here
for the last thirty-six years.
Mrs. Walsh was born in Jackson County, Missouri, in 1849. She married
Allen Key in Missouri in 1867, and following his death in 1877, came to
Texas where she married W. J. Walsh of Grayson county in 1885.
Mrs Walsh's brother and sister, Silas V. Dillingham of Grain Valley
, Mo.,and Mrs. Robert Harra of Buckner, Mo.; visited her during her illness.
Besides Mr. Dillingham and Mrs. Harra, surviving relatives are two
children, Mrs. Nora Key Weems Sherman High School librarian, and Mrs. H.
H. Fleming, both of Sherman.
Funeral Services will be held from the Central Presbyterian Church
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Atwood Hyde of Deport,
assisted by the Rev. S. W. Williams, pastor of the Travis Street Methodist
Church. Burial will be in West
Active pallbearers are Henderson Melton, Dr. J.M. Weems, Dr. Wilbur
Carter, Jack Grafton, A.Y. Creager and F.W. Hudson. Honorary pallbearers
will be the official board of elders and trustees of the Central Presbyterian
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 25145, she was Mary Emilene
Walsh, b. 22 Jun 1849 - 23 Jul 1926. b. Pink Hill, Missouri. Father was
Vachell Dillingham, b?- Mother Jane Gibson born in Bowling Green, Ky. She
died of Myocarditis and Nephritis.
Edds, - Sherman, Texas, Aug 4- Funeral services
for Mrs. Sarah E. Edds, 74, who died at her
residence were held Monday. She was buried in Prosper. She is survived
by her husband, L. H. Edds, and the following sons; H. C. Edds, B. L. Edds,
J. T. Edds and W. C. Edds all of Sherman. She is also survived by two brothers,
R. E. Crockett and J. N. Crockett of McKinney; a sister, Mrs. Mary Loftice
of Malissa, Mrs. Edds has lived in Sherman for the last eight years.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 28511. she died at 918 E.
Thomas St. in Sherman. She was born 28 Mar 1852 died 1 aug 1926 of Thrombosis
and another reason I cannot read. She was born in Va. Her Father was R.
E. Crockett b. Va. and mother Miss McWilliams, b. Va. She was buried in
the Were Cemetery, 4 miles East of Prosper, Collin County, Texas. )
Dallas Morning News - 5 Aug 1926 page 3 -
Bennett. - Sherman, Texas, Aug. 4-
Funeral services for Felix O. Bennett,
41, who died at his home, seven miles southwest of the city, were held
Monday afternoon at the Akers
Cemetery. burial was at that place. He is survived by his Mother, Mrs.
K. E. Bennett; three brothers, Pink Bennett and Gerome Bennett, Luella,
and Carl Bennett, Denison and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Aiken, Dorchester;
Mrs. Buck Hestand, Luella; Mrs. Kelly Wilson and Mrs. Gertie Orr, Amber,
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 28516. b. 8 Dec 1884- died
1 Aug 1926. He was a farmer, born in Miss. and died of Typhoid Fever.
His father was J. F. Bennett born Miss. and mother K. E. West, born in
also in the same edition;
Dallas Morning News - 16 Aug 1926 page
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - Aug 15-
Funeral services for Judge E. C. McLean,
who died here Friday night were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted
by the Rev. S. L. Ball of the Methodist Church. The body was placed in
the Mausoleum in West Hill Cemetery, pallbearers were members of the Elks
Lodge and the Grayson County, Bar Association. Judge McLean was 81 years
old and practiced law in Sherman fifty years. He was a charter member of
the bar association."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 28503. Edward Curd McLean.
b. 2 Mar 1845- 15 Aug 1926. He was a Lawyer, born in Cape Giredeau Missouri.
Father was Dr. John McLean b. NC. and Jane Curd b. Va. Cause of death
, Senility. Informant Marrs McLean of Beaumont, Texas )
Dallas Morning News - 19 Aug 1926 page 3 -
Forguson - Sherman, Texas , Aug. 18-
Mrs. Ida Forguson, 49, of Willis, Ok.,
died in Sherman. The body was sent to Willis for burial. She is survived
by her husband, C. A. Forguson, and the following children: Mrs. Verna
Bray, Miss Vida Forguson, Albert Forguson, Jesse Forguson, Leo Forguson,
Robert Forguson and Miss Velma Forguson, all of Willis. She is also survived
by a brother, Charles Ward, Green Ridge, Mo. and a sister, Mrs. Ava Hall,
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 28504, Ida Viola Forguson.
b. 14 Feb 1877 - 17 Aug 1926. She was born in Ill. Father- Jas. Henry b.
Ill. Mother - Sarah Jane Kell b. Ill. She died of Typhoid Fever. )
Dallas Morning News - 18 Sep 1926 page 3
Former Sherman Man Dies, Special to the News - Sherman, Texas, Sept.
17- Funeral services and burial for Clarence Milton
Stollings, who died in Los Angeles, Cal., last Monday, will be held
here Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the West
Hill Cemetery. The Rev. S.W. Williams, pastor of the Travis Street
Methodist Church, will officiate. The Masonic Lodge will be in charge of
the service at the grave. Mr. Stollings was born May 3, 1892, and was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Stollings, who resided in the 700 block
on North Maxey street. At the time of his death he wa a geologist for the
Richfield Oil Company, Long Beach, Cal. He was an overseas veteran, a member
of the 132nd Field Artillery, volunteers. His death is said to have resulted
from an acute kidney trouble. The following brothers and sisters survive;Robert
Stollings, Albany; Mrs. Frank Urban, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Will Bush,
Dallas Morning News, 22 Sep 1926 page 14,
Woman Meets Death in Auto Accident.
Special to the News, Whitewright, Texas, Sept. 21 - Mrs.
J. C. Gillespie of this city was killed in an automobile accident
Thuesday morning at Desert, a community store ten miles south of Whitewright
on the Whitewright-Dallas highway.
Mrs. Gillespie's husband was driving the car. The third occupant
was Mrs. H. F. Thompson, also of this place. Mrs. Gillespie as pinned under
the car, which turned over when the driver attempted to avoid a collision
with another car. She died en route to a hospital in Sherman.
I didn't see a death cert. for her.
Dallas Morning News - 30 Sep 1926 page 3 - Gloria
- Sherman, Texas, Sep 29-
Mrs. Felicitas Gloria, 40, died in
Sherman Monday night. She is survived by her husband J. Gloria, two sisters
and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the residence
Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Hugh E. Anderson. burial was in West Hill
Cemetery. Mrs. Gloria was born in Mexico. She came from that country to
Sherman about twenty years ago.
(Grayson County Texas death Cert. no. 31763, She died at 'CarPacific
& Lee Ave" Sherman. birthdate unknown. died 27 Sep 1926. Julian Gloria
, her husband is the informant. She was b. in Mexico as were her paretns.
Trinidad Garcia and Senolia Garcia. She die fo acute degeneration of the
heart, heart failure. She was buried in West
I ran on her husband Julian's death
cert. no. 36996, he died at the same address. b. 17 Jan 1872 - 20 Nov 1927.
He worked for the T & P railroad , section gang. b. in Mexico, father
Manual Gloria b. Mexico, mother don't known. Cause of death unknown. Informant
was Hosa Sosa of Sherman. He was buried in West Hill also)
Dallas Morning News - 11 Oct 1926 page 2,
Mershon, Sherman, Texas, Oct. 10- Harlan Mershon,
who was born and reared at Tioga, Grayson County, and who was killed in
a automobile accident at Shawnee, Ok., Friday, was buried at Tioga,
Sunday. He was 25 years old and is survived by a bride of two weeks. His
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mershon, live in Sherman.
(He is in an unmarked grave)
Dallas Morning News 16 Oct 1926 page 15 - Pugh,
Sherman, Texas Oct 15- J. W. Pugh received
a message informing him that his brother in law Joe Lawson 60, of Greenville,
had died, Mr. Lawson survived by six children.
same column- Forbes, Sherman, Texas Oct 15-Fuenral
services for Patricia Lynn Forbes, 16 month
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Forbes of Graham, who died at the family
home in that city, were held here. Burial was in West
Hill Cemetery, Services were conducted by Dr. T. L. Holcomb, pastor
of the First Baptist Church. The child was the granddaughter of Captain
and Mrs. Tom Forbes of this city.
(* Young County, Texas Death Cert. no. 36746. b. 1 Aug 1925 d. 12
Oct 1926. I am unable to read the main cause of death looks like" Inamtion?
- indocai??. and Maldevelopment. She was b. in Tx. Father Frank Forbes
b. Ala. mother- Miss Touchstone b. Tx. informant was her mother in
Graham Texas. )
In the same column- Carlson- Sherman, Texas,
Oct 15- Mrs. Eva Dorchester Carlson, 40, died
in Sherman following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Carlson was the
daughter of C. B. Dorchester, president of the Merchants and Planters Bank
of Sherman. Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Carlson is survived
by her father, C. B. Dorchester, and three brothers. Funeral services were
held at the home of her father, C. B. Dorchester, 219 West Pecan Street,
Friday afternoon, and burial was in West Hill Cemetery.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 34977, born 28 Aug 1880
Sherman, Tx - 14 Oct 1926.
Father - C. B. Dorchester b. in Mo. and mother- Mariel W. Wells
b. in Ky. She died of cancer of the stomach. I have no record of her tombstone
in West Hill, she may rest unmarked.)
Dallas Morning News 16 Oct 1926 page 20-
Death Claims Bal Fielder- Pioneer Sherman
Business Man Dies Suddenly in Dallas.
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas Oct. 15-
Bal Fielder, 68 years old, one of the pioneer business men of Sherman,
died in Dallas Thursday afternoon at 6 o'clock. Death was sudden and came
as the result of an attack of acute indigestion.
Mr. Fielder left Sherman Wednesday to look after his Dallas real
estate, and as he seemed to be in good health, the news of his death came
as a distant shock to his friends here.
He is survived by two brothers, former Mayor A.A. Fielder of this
city and D.A. Fielder of Fort Worth, and three sisters. These are Mrs.
Oscar McFarland, Mrs. Laura Halverson and Miss Mattie Fielder, all of Tyler,
and Mrs. Genie White of Houston.
He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Byrd Lovengood of Indianapolis,
Ind., wife of L.W. Lovengood from Indianapollis. They will arrive in Dallas
Mr. Fielder was born in Tennessee, but moved with his parents to
Smith County, in East Texas, while a youth, his family being among the
early settlers of that county. He came to Sherman in 1875, and associated
with his brothers, opened a wholesale grocery store. This business was
one fo the largest of its kind in North texas for many years. Later, Mr.
Feilder engaged in the coal business having accumulated large realty holdings
in Sherman, Dallas and Tyler, he retired from the coal business several
years ago and since that time has given his entire time to looking after
He was a prominent member of the local lodge of Elks. He had a part
in all of the progressive movements in Sherman.
(*Dallas County, Texas death cert. no. 34351. middle inital is L.
place of death, 4321 Swiss Ave. Dallas. born March 1853 (day not
known) died 14 Oct 1926. He was a "capitalist", died of Chronic Myocarditis
with sudden failure. also arteriosclerosis. He was born in Missouri, father
A. B. Fielder b. Miss. mother - Lou Dean b. Ala. He is listed as divorced.
Buried in Sherman., I don't have a record of where his grave is in West
|Dallas Morning News - 14 Oct 1926 -
Will Hold Funeral of Sherman Lawyer
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - Oct. 13-
"Funeral services for Cecil H. Smith,
66 years old, Sherman attorney and Democratic party leader of State and
Democratic party leader of State and National reputation, who died suddenly
in his office here Thursday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Complete arrangements, however ,await the arrival in Sherman Thursday
morning. Mrs. Smith was on her way to Detroit , Mich., when death came
to her husband. She returned home, reaching Sherman Wednesday afternoon.
The body was placed in a casket Wednesday and conveyed to the family
home, 900 South Crockett Street, where it will lie in state until the funeral
His son, Cecil H. Smith Jr. of Fort Worth, arrived here Tuesday
night. His daughter and son in law, Mrs. and Mrs. Wayne A. Hearne of Los
Angeles, Cal., were here at the time of Mr. Smiths death. A message from
the Rev. Hubert M. Smith of San Antonio, pastor of one of the Methodist
Churches of that city, a brother said that he would arrive in Sherman Wednesday
night. It is expected that the Rev. Lawrence W. Smith of Woodstock, Md.
a son, will be here for the funeral. W. Jarrel Smith, youngest son, is
an attorney and was in the office with his father."
Dallas Morning News - 17 Oct 1926 page 5
"Cecil H. Smith buried in Sherman,
Cemetery. Special to the News, Sherman, Texas, Oct 16- 'Funeral services
for Cecil H. Smith, who died Friday afternoon at the family home here,
conducted by the Rev. John Allard, pastor of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The members of the Grayson Bar Association and of the Collin Bar
Association met at the courthouse and attended the funeral in a body.
Following the services at the residence, burial was in St. Mary's
Cemetery in South Sherman.
The funeral was one of the most largely attended ever held in Sherman.
Perhaps more than a hundred people from outside points attended."
Grayson Co. Death Cert. no. 34976
b. 1 Jan 1860-12 Oct 1926
He fell dead of a heart attack.
He was b. in Georgia, his father
was R.N. Smith, mother listed as unknown.
St. Mary's Cemetery.
Dallas Morning News, 21 Oct 1926 page 7 - Ponder-
Sherman ,Texas, Oct 20 - Mrs. Malinda Ponder,
48, died at her home south of the city. She is survived by her husband,
H. C. Ponder, and the following children; Mrs. R. A. McGinnis, Mrs. Aubrey
McCraw, Miss Fannie May Ponder, Bud Ponder, Howard Ponder and Marion Ponder,
all living south of the city. Mrs. Ponder came with her husband to Texas
from Georgia in 1900. They first settled in Lamar County and later moved
to Grayson County and located south of the city, where they had made their
home since. Funeral services will be held from the Forest Avenue Baptist
Church Wednesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. J. C. Skaggs, pastor of
the church. Burial will be in Akers
cemetery , south of the city.
(*Grayson County Death Cert. no. 34990, b. 25 Jun 1878 - 18 Oct
1926. She was a housewife, b. in Georgia, she died of Thyphoid Fever and
it was complicated by her being a diabetic. Her father was Rev. J. M. Swofford
b. in Georgia, and mother - Charlotte Stegall b. in Georgia. H. C. Ponder
In the same column; Dallas Morning News - 21 Oct 1926 page
7 - Taylor, Sherman, Texas. Oct 20- Funeral Services for Mrs.
Etta Mary Taylor (*she was Esta Mary Taylor)
of the Pilot Grove Community, who died in Sherman, were held from the Pilot
Grove Baptist Church Monday, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Kirby, assisted
by the Rev. Mr. Henderson. Burial was in the Pilot
(* Grayson County, Texas Death cert. no. 34978, b. 6 Jun 1909 -
d. 17 Oct 1926. She was a housewife, b. Tx. Father - Eugene Tate
b. Georgia, mother- Annie Dixon b. Tx. She died of purperal eclampsia.
Morning News 24 Oct 1926 page 7 H. R.(I.R.) Babbitt is Found Dead
Sherman Business Man's Body with Pistol Near By.
Dallas Morning News - 30 Oct 1926 page 3 - Deaths
Sherman, Texas Oct 29 - P. Engel, 53,
died in Sherman Friday following an illness of the last six weeks. Mr.
Engel, who was a resident of Mineola, was brought here for treatment. He
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Engel, one son , David, and a daughter,
Libby?? by a former marriage. Funeral services will be held at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Weisgarten Sunday Morning.
(Grayson County Death Cert. No. 34985, His name was Pincus Engel,
b. in Poland, he was a merchant and was b. 12 Apr 1872- d.29 Oct 1926.
His father was soloman Engel b. Poland, mother was Rebecca b. Poland. His
cause of death looks like - Thyroiditis(could be wrong) and the rest of
the words I cannot make out. He was buried in West Hill Cemetery. His wife
is buried there also, she was Rebecca Winegarten b. New York City, they
wed 9 May 1921. She died in 1977)
Same column: Hudgins - Sherman, Texas, Oct
29- Funeral services for Claude Hudgins, who
died in Wichita Falls, were held from the residence of his brother. Harry
Hudgins, conducted by the Rev. S. W. Williams, pastor of the Travis Street
Methodist Church. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hudgins was
born and reared in Sherman and had been in the cattle business for many
(Wichiat County Death Cert. no. 36678, Thomas Claude Hudgins, b.
unknown, died 27 Oct 1926. He was single, a stockman, died of general paralysis.
a note on the page says the info on him was taken from his records at the
Wichita State Hosp. He was buried in West
Same Column - Davis, Sherman, Texas, Oct 29.-
Frances Bell Davis, 65 years old, was found dead in bed at her residence,
Mrs. Davis seemingly was in good health Wednesday eveing when she retired.
She is survived by her husband, J. M. Davis and nine children as follows;
Mrs. W. D. Edwards, Mrs. O. H. Walker and Mrs. John Sneed, Sherman; Mrs.
C. W. Whiteaker, Wichita Falls; Mrs. C. W. Scott and W. L. Davis, Howe;
F. C. Davis, Denison; L. P. Davis, Plainview; Jewel Davis, Fairfax, Ok.
She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; J. M.
Akers, J.A. Akers, Mrs. C. J. Howard and Mrs. Mary Akers, Sherman; W.F.
Akers, Dallas; Mrs. W. D. Foller, Fayetteville, Ark. and Mrs. E. C. Town,
Cleburne, and a number of grandchildren. Mrs. Davis moved here from Howe
about one year ago. She had made her home at Howe for twenty-eight years.
(Grayson County Death cert. no. 34939, She lived and died at 202
N. Highland, she was born 22 Dec 1859 - 28 Oct 1926. She was born in Texas.
Father- James Akers b. Ky, mother Mary Flipin (Flippin)b. Ky., J. M. Akers
was the informant. She was buried in the Akers
cause of death "Don't Know" arterocles? sudden arterosclerosis.)
same column; Barcroft - Sherman, Texas, Oct
29-Martin Beron Barcroft, 51 years old , car
builder at the Frisco Railway shops here fell dead while driving his car.
Funeral services were held from his residence Thursday, conducted by the
Rev. C. L. O'Bryan, pastor of the North Park Baptist Church. The body was
forwarded to Comanche for burial Sunday afternoon. Services will be under
the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by his wife , Mrs.
Marshall Barcroft, and the following sisters and brother; Mrs. Maggie Cook
and Mrs. Luis Wadrop, Comanche; Mrs. O. H. Davenport, Howe; Mrs. Willie
Revels and Mrs. Lillie Weatherby, Rockwood; Mrs. Lee Henderson, Big Spring;
C. P. Barcroft, Mount Pleasant. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs.
J.B. Barcroft of Comanche. Mr. Barcroft came to Sherman from Cleburne about
three years ago. He had been connected with railroad work for the last
sisteen years. For many years he had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
(Grayson County Death cert. no. 34983, Marton Beron Barcroft, b.
11 Jan 1875 - 27 Oct 1926. listed as a Car Inspector for the Frisco R.R.,
b. Texas, father- James Barcroft b. Tx. mother- Jane Watson b. Tn.
; informant was Mrs. Marshall Barcroft, 1702 E. Mulberry St. Sherman.
died "probably coronary thrombosis", died suddenly.)
Dallas Morning News - 31 Oct 1926 page 4 - Dr.
R. E. Truly Dies at Denison. By the Associated Press, Denison, Texas
, Oct 30 - Dr. R. E. Truly, 37, prominent Denison physician and surgeon
and a member of the Katy Railroad Hospital staff, died at the local hospital
Saturday morning. Death resulted from complication following an operation
(Grayson County Death cert. no. 34958, Roy Euenesco? Truly, physician.
He had lived In Denison 8 yrs. b. 5 Mar 1892 La. - died 30 Oct 1926. of
Lubu?onsary Abscess. duration was 6 weeks.
His father was F. W. E. Truly MD b. La. mother- C. McPherson b.
Tx. , Mrs. R. E. Truly was the informant of Denison. He was buried in Washington
, La. )
Dallas Morning News 2 Nov 1926
page 23 Mrs. Mary Dale Fownes Dies at Sherman.
Speical to the News, Sherman, Texas, Nov. 1-'Mrs. Mary Dale Biggs Fownes,
39 years old, wife of Henry Gaither Fownes of Pittsburgh, Pa., and daughter
of Mrs and Mrs. James Biggs of this city, dies here Sunday.
Funeral services will be held from the home of her parents, 826
South Travis Street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Dr.
T.A. Wharton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Emmet Davison
of the Central Christian Church and the Rev. Joseph B. Dobbins of the St.
Stephens's Episcopal Church, Burial will be in West
She is survived by her husband and three children, William Clark
Fownes III,7; Dorothy Dale Fownes, 5; and Henry Gaither Fownes Jr. 3. Besides
her parents, she is also survived by the following brothers and sisters;
Miss Dorothy Biggs, Sherman; James Edward Biggs, Waco; Jerome Young Biggs,
student at Princeton University and John Biggs, who is attending school
at the Virginia Military Institute. mrs. Fownes was married in 1918."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.34986 -b. 31 Dec 1896 in
Bonham, Fannin Co., Tx. - 31 Oct 1926. Her parents were Jas. Beggs
b. Tn. and mother Leila May Young b. Bonham, Fannin Co. Tx. She died
of "Pyonef (ss?)ions" and Septicemia. Buried in the 'sanctuary" in West
Dallas Morning News - 2 Nov 1926 page
23 "Old Resident of Grayson County Dies"
Special to the News, Denison, Texas Nov. 1 - Mrs.
Harriett Eugenia Chiles, 82 years old , one of the oldest residents
of Grayson County, died at her home here Monday after and illness of two
weeks. Mrs. Chiles had been a resident of Grayson County practically all
her life. Surviving hre are Mrs. A.G. McAdams, Dallas; Mrs. Walton
Leeper and Miss Amie Chiles, Denison; Mrs. W. R. Hoard, Sherman; W.B. Chiles,
Durant, Ok.; H. T. Chiles, Caddo, Ok.; Mrs. Eugenia Mays, Sherman. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home here.
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 3828, She died at 1111W.
Sears, the cert. is under Mrs. H. E. Chills. She was a widow b. 20 Nov
1844 - 1 Nov 1926. Cause of death; acute dilation of the heart and nephritus.
and sclerosis. She was born in Candada, hre father was Dr. Alexander Morrison
b. in Scotland and mother Hellen DeNeain? b. in New York. Informant was
Miss Amy Chiles. She is buried in Fairview
Dallas Morning News -6 Nov 1926 - page 19
E. L. Williams, Sherman Hotel Proprietor,
Dies. Sherman, Texas, Nov 5-
"E.L. Williams, 68 years old , one of the pioneer citizens of Sherman,
died suddenly here Friday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the Williams Hotel,
which he was operating.
He is survived by his wife , Mrs. Alice Williams, and the following
children; Mrs. R. H. Benson, Sherman; Mrs. C.B. Brown and H.B. Williams,
San Francisco, Cal.; He is also survived by four sisters and one brother-
Mrs. Mary Dannelly, Arie, Kan.; Mrs. Bell Smith, Los Angels, Cal.; Mrs
Nannie Kinnaman, Douglas, Kan; Mrs. Adda Conrad, Dallas; Frank Williams,
Elsimore, Kan, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Williams was born in Missouri Apr 2, 1858, and came from that
state to Texas in early life. He had been living in Sherman since he was
16 years old. For many years he was in the dairy and farm business with
C. C. Kerr. He established the Williams Hotel on (221)West Houston Street
in 1914 and had been operating it since.
For the last week he had been ill and under the care of a physician,
but his condition was not thought to be serious. He rested well on Thursday,
and was apparently no worse Friday morning. Sitting in a chiar, his head
dropped over and he died in a few seconds".
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.38290. Death cert. says b.
in Kansas and the parents info not filled in. He died of Chronic Nephritus
and High Blood Pressure. He was buried in the West Hill "Santuary")
Dallas Morning News - 25 Nov 1926 page 12
"Sherman, Texas, Nov. 24. - Mrs. J. B. Holcomb,
mother of Police Chief Marion Holcomb and a pioneer Grayson County resident,
died at her home Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will be held Thursday
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 38299, She was Mary Jane
Holcomb. b. 13 Jun 1858- 24 Nov , 1926. Acute Nephritus. Father was George
Gray, no other parent details. She was born in Tx. She was buried in West
Dallas Morning News - 30 Nov 1926 - page
Mrs. Mary Jane Allen Dies at Sherman
- Sherman, Texas - Nov 29 -
"Mrs. Mary Jane Allen, 78 years old died Monday. Funeral Services
will be held from the residence Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted
by Dr. T.L. Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be
in the Holloway
Cemetery, ten miles south of the city.
She is survived by her husband, T. B. Allen, and the following children:
Mrs. Clark P. Duke, Southmayd; John G. Allen, Pottsboro, Charley A. Allen,
Denison; Henry Clay Allen, Sherman, George G. Allen, California, Bryant
B. Allen, Oklahoma City, and Calvin S. Allen, San Angelo.
She is also survived by a brother, J. M. Holloway, Howe; a sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford, Vernon. and thirtynine grandchildren and seven
Mrs. Allen was born in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and was married
to T. B. Allen in 1868. She became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church
at Farmington, Grayson County, in 1871. She came to Texas from Louisiana
in 1868. "
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 38305, she died at 1702
N. Travis St. , b. 25 Sep 1848 - d. 28 Nov. 1926, she was married and a
housewife. She was born in La. , Father - J. M. Holloway b. Ala. - Polly
Covington b. Ala. , Informant was Mrs. Mason Duke, Sherman Rural route
5. She died of Carcinoma of the face and senility. )
Dallas Morning news - 8 Dec 1926 page 8 - Wife
of Founder of Whitewright is Dead, Whitewright, Texas, Dec. 7-
Special to the News - Mrs. Ellen Batsell Reeves,
72, wife of James H. Reeves, founder of the town of Whitewright, died here.She
is survived by her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Reeves Brodhead
of this city. Funeral services were heldat the Reeves home, conducted by
the Rev. W. A. Stuckey of Henrietta, former neighbor of the family, with
the assistance fo the Rev. J. F. Fender and the Rev. J. Erwin Montgomery
of this city. Burial followed at the city cemetery in East Whitewright.
Mrs. Reeves was born at the farm home of her parents, four miles north
of Whitewright. She was married to James H. Reeves Feb. 25, 1875
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 41825, b. 18 Oct 1854 Grayson
County, Texas - 5 Dec 1926. of Oedema of the Lungs. Apoplexy (stroke) on
18 Aug. 1926. Father was James Batsell b. Ky. mother not noted. Place of
burial not on the death cert.) She was buried in Whitewright
Dallas Morning News - 14 Dec 1926 page 9
Sherman, Texas, Dec 13, (Sp) -
'Mrs. Mary Ann Hood, 96, died Sumday
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Farlow of 806 South Montgomery
Funeral services were held Monday morning from the residence conducted
by Dr. A. T. Whartaw, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was
in Akers Cemetery.
Mrs. Hood is survived by the following children. M. L. Hood, Mrs.
Alice Farlow and Mrs. Mary B. Mitchell, all of Sherman; J. P. Hood , Los
Angeles and S.H. Hood, Skidmore, Texas. She is also survived by seventeen
grandchildren, forty one great grandchildren, adn eight great great grandchildren.
Six grandchildren acted as pall bearers, Will Farlow, Harry Hood.
Cecil Hood. Oscar Mitchell, Guy Mitchell and Horace Mitchell.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Cook, Edward Cupley and Elmer Mitchell, of
Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Elliott of Denison were among the out-of
-town relatives and friends here to attend the funeral."
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 41813. She died at 805 S.
Montgomery, 12 Jan 1831 - 12 Dec 1926 , died of arteriosclerosis. B. in
Ga. Father John Bankston , Mother Wiley(Weley?) Johnson)
Dallas Morning News 16 Dec 1926 page 17. Lane-
Sherman, Texas, Dec. 15- Funeral services for Mrs.
Miona Lee Lane, (*she was Minna Lee Lane)
45 years old, who was found dead at her residence, were held from the Central
Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. E. B. King, pastor of the church.
Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. (in an unmarked grave)
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 44811, died at 528 S. Elm.
by "natural Gas Inhalation intentional", b. 24 Dec 1882 - 11 Dec 1926.
Born in McLennan Co., Tx. . Her father was Hodge Rayburn and mother - ....
Lockhart born in Miss. )
same column, - Hogue- Sherman, Texas Dec 15-
Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Hogue, 79
years old, who died at her home here, were held from the residence, conducted
by the Rev. W. A. Harrell of Dallas. Burial was in West
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no. 41812. She died at 208 E.
Cherry St. , Sherman, her name was Susan Gates Hogue. b. 14 Nov 1847 New
York and died 12 Dec 1926 of Pneumonia & Arteriosclerosis. Her father
was Henry Ames, no other info on parents filled out. Informant was Arch
Hogue of Boulder, Col. )
same column,-Bradley- Sherman, Texas Dec
15- Mrs. Ben Bradley of Gainesville, whose
body was brought here for burial Monday, lived in Sherman for fifty years
before moving to Gainesville, where she has made her home for several years
with her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Bosley. She died in Gainesville. She was
born in Tennessee and came from that state to Texas and located at Sherman
by 1849. Only four houses were here at that time. Mrs. Bradley is survived
by the following children; T. J. Bradley, Sherman; Mrs. Clarence, Bonley(?),
Gainesville; Mrs. Lon Bosley, Cameron; Mrs. Shep Taylor, Oklahoma
City; Mrs. Mary Kimbell, Denison and Lucia Bradley, Los Angeles, Cal.
(* Cooke County, Death Cert. No. 41026, Martha
Jane Bradley, b. 15 Dec 1831 Tenn, died 12 Dec 1926 in Gainesville
of Senility. Father - T. J. Price no other info included. Her son T. J.
Bradley gave the info. )
News - Two stories about a boiler explosion in the Denison Y M C A, James
E. Morris Jr. died of injuries.
News - 29 Dec 1926 page 2 - Louis Versel, Kidd-Key Voice and Organ Teacher
and Composer Dies, Sherman, Texas Dec 28, Special to the News, Louis Versel
Dies & also info on wife , Mrs. Sarah Holt Versel
Morning News - 30 Dec 1926 page 2 - A. M. Acheson