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Hillsboro Mirror 1904 Obituaries

May 18th, 1904

  John A. Revier died Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Helen Blackburn at 410 South Waco Street.  He was 81 years, four months and six days old.
  His extreme age was the cause of his death.  Mr. Revier had lived here many years and was well known and highly esteemed by all the old settlers and many others.  He was born in Richmond, VA and lived there awhile, and awhile in Tennessee and the balance of his life in Texas.  He was one of the few survivors of the Mexican War.  He was also a veteran a Mason and was buried by that fraternity at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

June 1st, 1904—Galveston, TX

  Mrs. Rosa M. Schaeffer, aged thirty six years, wife of the late Frank M. Schaeffer, died Tuesday night at her home from a dose of strychnine administered by her own hands.
  Her husband had been given poison by mistake while suffering with a toothache and his sudden death proved a severe shock to his devoted wife, from which she never fully recovered.

  Card of Thanks—June 1st, 1904

  We take this method of thanking the many kind friends who rendered us valuable assistance during the long continued illness and recent death of our darling, Maud.
  Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for the service rendered and for the kind words of sympathy expressed, all of which will ever be treasured in our hearts and held in grateful remembrance.
Her Mother-  Mrs. Kate Brannan
Her Aunt- Mrs. Alice Clark and family

  May 25th, 1904

Death of Mrs. Nance

  Mrs. J. S. Nance, wife of S. M. Nance, died at 2 a m today.  She was but recently married to Mr. Nance.  At the time of her marriage, she was quite sick, the marriage occurring at the request of Mr. Nance that he might be at liberty to personally wait on her and care for her during her illness, they having been engaged to marry before her illness.  Instead of improving, she grew steadily worse until death came early this morning.  She was formerly Miss Susie Palmer.  The funeral will be held at 5 p m today by Rev. Wm. B. McGarity.  The body will be laid to rest in the new cemetery.  Mrs. Nance was an estible Christian lady, and her death is regretted by all.

  May 25th, 1904

Charley F. Marrs, son of Mr. And Mrs. G. W. Marrs, living southeast of Hillsboro, died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning, aged 8 months.  His remains were interred in the Brandon Cemetery this morning.


May 18th         DEL RIO TRAGEDY

  Del Rio, Texas, May 18—F. L. Griner, a brother of Judge J. G. Griner, was shot and mortally wounded on the streets of Del Rio.
  A Mexican, Ignacio Hernandez, succeeded in escaping from Del Rio but was captured on the banks of the Rio Grande by officers Hey and Bishop.  Had it not been for a rise in the Rio Grande, Hernandez would doubtless have crossed into Mexico and made his escape.
  Griner was taken to the home of his brother and it was found that the ball had entered under the right shoulder blade and had ranged down breaking the spinal column.  He died without regaining consciousness.