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James Boulware Woosley

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 James Boulware Woosley

 
 

---FUNERAL NOTICE

J. B. Woosley
Born Feb. 11, 1838
Died Oct. 8, 1917

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, October 9, at two o?clock, conducted by Rev. W. J. Epting.


            J. B. WOOSLEY ---- Obituary, Unnamed Trenton, Texas Newspaper

            J. B. WOOSLEY died at his home in Whitewright Monday morning at 11 o?clock after being in failing health for sometime. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. NASH and EPTING and interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery at Whitewright Tuesday afternoon.

            Mr. WOOSLEY was born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1838. He moved to Texas in 1864. Since 1882 he had been in the hardware business at Whitewright and was known by nearly everyone in this section of the State. He was a successful business man and was quite well to do. He was held in the highest esteem by his friends and they will regret to learn of his death.

            His aged wife preceded him to the grave only a few weeks ago. Those who attended his funeral services from Trenton were: Mrs. Emma WOOSLEY, Clarence WOOSLEY and family, W. R. FOSTER and family, Mrs. Jim BUTLER and children and Ben DYER and family.
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            J. B. WOOSLEY, October 8, 1917 -- Obituary, Unnamed Whitewright, Texas Newspaper

            In drafting recruits for the innumerable army in the world beyond, Death has taken toll again in Whitewright, removing from our midst one who was within the age limit, ready, and claimed no exemption. The summons came to J. B. WOOSLEY about 11 o'clock, October 8, 1917 and the venerable merchant citizen vacated his accustomed place in the family circle, in the business life of this little city and in the brotherhood of men. He has been called up higher to wear the chevron and badge of a 'good and faithful servant'.

            Mr. WOOSLEY cast his lot with this little town in its infancy. He has been in the hardware business at the 'Woosley corner' for 35 years, accumulating in the pursuit of that business a considerable fortune. His chief service to this community through the 35 years of its development and varying periods of prosperity and depression can be better told by the hundreds he has assisted, encouraged and carried over seasons of adversity and crop failures until the sun of plenty would again appear on their horizons. He laid no claim to special accomplishments nor did he choose to assume the role of Philanthropist and town builder, but in his own way he has perhaps rendered the community in the pioneer and struggling days of its development as valuable service as any of our enterprising townsmen who may have looked upon their obligations from a different angle. He has carried heavy family responsibilities and has been a long and liberal contributor to the Methodist Church, of which he was a member. He has been liberal in other ways, and especially did he seem to find pleasure in bestowing upon those near to him much of the material things of life. His faculty of discernment and delineation of the characters of men, was remarkable. During his long business intercourse with the public he stored away in his mind a complete history of the people with whom he dealt. His confidence in them was rarely misplaced. In his niche he was content to serve and served well. He was an honorable, upright and just citizen, and as a tribute to those attributes business ceased and the stores were closed during the funeral hour.

            Mr. WOOSLEY was born February 11, 1838. He married in Crawford County, Arkansas, on August 6, 1857, to Elizabeth (Bettie) MATHEWS, who died just last August. While Mr. WOOSLEY was away in the service of the Confederacy, his family came to Texas to get out of the danger zone of marauders. They settled in Cass County, where Mr. WOOSLEY rejoined them after the war and began reconstruction of his affairs and those of the state and community. He is survived by 3 children, Mrs J. J. (Julia) LEWELLEN, Mrs. A. T. (Sarah) PHILLIPS and G. B. (Gilliam) WOOSLEY. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. R. NASH and Rev. W. J. EPTING, after which the body was taken in charge by local and visiting Masons and intombed at Oak Hill Cemetery at Whitewright with the impressive rights of that Fraternity.

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            FUNERAL NOTICE

            J. B. Woosley
            Born Feb. 11, 1838
            Died Oct. 8, 1917

            Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, October 9, at two o?clock, conducted by Rev. W. J. Epting.
 


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