Grimes County Obituaries and Deaths
Death notice in 16 Feb 1899 issue of The Daily Examiner
The wife of Elder William Massey, pastor of the colored Friendship church of this city, died in Austin at 7 o'clock this morning.
Death notice in 06 Sept 1898 issue of The Daily Examiner
Killed near Longstreet
Sept. 6 
About 11 o'clock this morning Rube Loggins shot and killed Dick May near Hurst's gin, two miles west of Longtreet [sic].
Bad blood has existed between the two men for some time and they are connected by marriage. They had a personal encounter in Anderson a few day [sic] ato, but were parted by friends.
Loggins came to town and gave himself up to the authorities. In a statement he says that himself and May met in the road; they had bitter word [sic] and May abused him and spoke disrespectfully of some of his female relatives. They dismounted from their horses and May came at him with a drawn knife thereupon he shot May two or three times and killed him.
Death notice in 13 Oct 1898 issue of The Daily Examiner
Robt. McGinty No More
The large number of that gentleman's friends in this city were pained to learn this morning that the spirit of Robert McGinty had passed to the other world at 10 o'clock last night [12 Oct 1898] at his mome near Yarborough after a short illness.
Deceased was 53 years of age and was born and raised in Grimes county' was married and reared an interesting family of sons and daughters who are in turn highly esteemed. He, himself, was known to old and young, and numbered his friends by the circle of acquaintanceship.
The body will be buried at Harmony church yard at 4 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Sellers officiating.
Death notice in 12 Oct 1898 issue of The Daily Examiner
John McIntyre Died Monday
John F. McIntyre died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon [10 Oct 1898], at his home on Roan's Prairie, and the remains were laid to rest in Oakland cemetery at 4 o'clock yesterday evening.
Deceased was a native of North Carolina and came to Grimes county, Texas, in the early 80's, was in his 69th year and was favorably known among the citizens hereabouts.
He leaves a wife and five children, two of whom are at the old home.
Death notice in 21 Jan 1899 issue of The Daily Examiner
John Melton, a negro man, was killed yesterday [20 Jan 1899] by Major and Jim Smoot, in the Navasota river bottom, near the mouth of Gibbon's creek.
The trouble arose over some bogs, of which animals the Smoot boys have many roaming through the woods. Melton opened fire on the two brothers and they returned it from two Winchester rifles. In the operation the negro received nine bullets in his body.
These are all the particulars that can now be gleaned.
Justice Thomas, of Anderson, was called upon to hold the inquest.