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Sherman, Texas

 
The History of Gunter, Texas
by Scott Jordan
Chamber of Commerce
Centennial Edition
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.

Oct 18
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)

Oct 19
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)

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