Sherman Daily Democrat
Thursday, September 10, 1914
MRS. LeTELLIER Dies
Another of Sherman's Pioneer Citizens Has Passed Away
Mrs. Fannie LeTellier, 67 years of age, widow of the late Captain
J.H. LeTellier, died this morning shortly after 10 o'clock after an illness
that began early in the summer. However, she was not thought to be
seriously ill until last Monday when she had a serious attack. Later
she improved and her friends hoped for her recovery.
She will be buried tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and her body will
be laid beside her late husband in West Hill Cemetery.
Death occurred at her home. No. 425 South crockett at the
residence of Mrs. J.T. Wilson, where she and her daughter, Miss Clifford,
have occupied a suite of rooms since the death of Captain LeTellier some
Mrs. LeTellier was a pioneer citizen of Sherman, having come to
Sherman with her husband immediately after the Civil War. Her husband,
the late Captain J.H. LeTellier, was a distinguished educator and for half
a century his wife stood by his side through a long period during which
time she saw Sherman and North Texas develop from a wilderness into a thriving
and cultured community, doing her full share in the work of developing
and assisting her talented husband in the noble work in which he was engaged.
She belonged to a prominent and talented family. Her father, the
late Rev. J.H. Younge, was a pioneer Methodist minister and temperance
lecturer, well-remembered by early settlers of North Texas.
Mrs. LeTellier is survived by her daughter, Miss Clifford and a
sister, Mrs. Wood of Memphis, Tennessee.
Sherman Daily Democrat More
July 18, 1913:
CAPTAIN LE TELLIER DEAD
Passed Awway at His Home Here at 2 o'clock This Afternoon
Shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon, Captain J.H. LeTellier died
at his home, No. 720 South Walnut Street. His death followed a long
illness which has kept him confined at his home for more or less for nearly
a year. At times he grew much better and was able to come up town
for a short time, and then he would be attacked with sinking spells from
which it took him days to rally. His death today followed one of
these attacks and his passing was calm and peaceful.
A splendid man who has done much for Sherman is gone. Nearly
ever since the Civil War, he has conducted a private school in this city
and has educated many prominent businessmen and man men prominent in political
and social life.
This work was not abandoned until last year when he had to give
up the work on account of declining health. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Fannie LeTellier and one daughter, Miss Clifford LeTellier.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Captain LeTellier was born in Charlottewville, Albemarle County,
Virginia, January 28, 1842. He was educated in the private schools
of the town, at the Albemarle Military Academy and Bethany College, Virginia.
He began his career as a teacher in Snowville, Virginia in 1860.
In 1861 he joined a Company organized at central Depot, Virginia and was
mustered into service in Company K, 24th Virginia Infantry.
He took part in the battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, Seven Pines,
and many other important points in the army of north Virginia under General
Captain LeTellier was slightly wounded in several engagements, and
on October 20, 1864, while on detached duty under General Hoke in North
Caroline, taking part in the battle Plymouth, he was seriously wounded
by a ball and fragment of shell. He was taken to the hospital at
charlottesville where he remained four and one-half months, and where an
iron ball weighing two ounces was taken from his leg. He served as
Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Acting Adjutant, First Lieutenant,
At the close of the war, Captain LeTellier resumed teaching.
He came to Kaufman County, Texas in February 1871, and to Sherman in August
1871, when he instituted the Sherman Private School of which he was principal
to the time of his death.