The History of Gunter, Texas
by Scott Jordan
Chamber of Commerce
October 21, 2001
Sept 6, 1901
Mrs Eula Hardie is quite ill in Alabama where she is visiting.
Her husband, Mr. John Hardie, and mother, Mrs. Jot Gunter, are on route
to her bedside, and her father, Col. Jot Gunter will leave today.
October 17, 1901
Mrs. Hardie Dead
Col. Jot Gunter has left to meet the body
Col. Jot Gunter is in receipt of a telegram announcing the death
of his daughter, Mrs. Eula Hardie, at Talledega, Alabama. The death
occurred late and she was in Alabama for the purpose of recuperating.
Her death, the Register learns, was not the direct result of her continued
illness, but from a blood clot at the heart, and was quite sudden and unlooked
for. Col. Gunter left today at 12:20 pm for Shreveport, La., where
he will meet Mr. Hardie and the body, now enroute to Sherman, where the
burial will take place. If the body arrives tonight it will be taken
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Andrews on North Travis street, but if
the arrival is during the day, the cortege will go directly to St. Stephen's
Episcopal church, where services will be held. Just now, on account
of waiting to know just when the body will arrive, friends in Sherman,
where most of her childhood days were spent. Hers was a gentle, lovely
character, patient and cheerful even in the face of great and long suffering.
She was a model and loving mother, a gentle, loving and helpful wife, and
all that a dutiful daughter should be. She leaves three little children,
two sons and a daughter. The sympathy of the community goes out to
the sorrowing husband and parents and the motherless little ones.
BURIAL OF MRS. HARDIE
Body Will Not Arrive Here Until Tomorrow Morning
A telegram received from Col. Jot Gunter by Mr. C.A. Andrews announces
that the train bearing the body of Mrs. John Hardie missed connection at
Shreveport, La., and that they can not reach Sherman depot until 10:50
am tomorrow. The body will be taken direct from the union depot to
the Episcopal church, where services will be held, and from thence the
cortege will go to West Hill cemetery. (SDR)
Burial of Mrs. Hardie took place at West Hill Upon Arrival of Train
The burial of Mrs. Eula Gunter Hardie, wife of Mr. John Hardie and
daughter of Col. and Mrs. Jot Gunter, took place at West Hill cemetery
today at high noon, the cortege leaving the union passenger station immediately
after the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central train from the south,
it being late. There was a long cortege, covering several blocks,
an evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the people
who had known her all her life. The pallbearers were: Messrs. C.H.
Smith, D.A. Bliss, Tom Randolph, Dr. John Grant, J.B. Fairchild, W.H. Lankford,
C.B. Dorchester and c.A. Andrews. Services at the grave were conducted
by Dr. John S. Moore. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.
The burial took place in a lovely spot in West Hill. (SDR)
July 25 1907
Mrs. Eula Hardie's body is disinterred from the West Hill Cemetery
in Sherman and shipped to another location (West Hill Cemetery records)