Pioneer Woman Falls Asleep
Mrs. E.V. Hufstedler Obit
(October 3, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)
While on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. E. V. Hufstedler
in Dallas, Mrs. N. T. Lawler of Lone Oak, fell ill and on Sunday, September
29, 1929, died in the Methodist Hospital in that city. The remains
were removed to Lone Oak Monday, September 30, 1929, and following funeral
services held in the Methodist Church were laid to rest in the cemetery
at Hall, two miles, north by the side of Captain N. T. Lawler, who preceded
his good wife to the beyond about twelve years ago.
For the funeral exercises, the church was packed
with friends and neighbors, many from Greenville and other towns in the
county attending out of respect to the family, one of the largest ever
reared in Hunt County. Services at the church were directed by Rev.
J. T. Brown, pastor, with an eloquent oration by Rev. M. L. Hamilton of
Greenville. A select choir rendered a number of familiar selections
and there were also a couple of appropriate solos. As an opening
scripture lesson, Rev. Brown read Psalm 90, which was followed by the Resurrection
chapter of the New Testament, read by Rev. Hamilton. A fervent and
touching prayer was delivered by Rev. J. F. Murrell of Greenville.
Deceased was born a Morris, pioneer family of that
vicinity, the parent home at the time being in Georgia. The date
of her birth was April 17, 1853, and came with her parents to Texas when
a child of only one year. Soon after the War Between the States,
she and Captain Lawler were married at Gilmer, Texas. Turning their
faces west, they moved on a tract of land close by the spot where their
bodies repose in the soil of beloved Hunt County. A few years later
they built and established another home a short distance away and that
is still the farm. In more than sixty years, they lived and wrought
in that community; they reared a large family of seven sons and five daughters,
one son having died in infancy. The sons are all sturdy and manly
mean and daughters cultured and refined women, an honor to their parents
and the community in which they were reared.
Captain Lawler taught school in the home community
in an early day and was greatly encouraged in his work by the counsel and
advice of his wife, a young woman of splendid intellectual attainments,
as well as learning and training. The impress of parents touched
in pleasing effect the minds of their children and these reached happy
results in the field of knowledge. The ambitions and hopes cherished
by parents followed the lifeline of their children and all have grown to
sterling manhood and esteemed womanhood, to grace the homes presided over
by the daughters and ennoble the avocations and professions in which the
sons are engaged. Not only in size but in perpetuation of the sterling
traits of character or parents, the Lawler name will doubtless bless and
ennoble generations yet unborn.
The religion of the Bible was given right-of-way
in the home and life of the deceased mother and she has only passed on
to the joys and realities of the World Beyond, to find additional joy when
the children one by one shall join her in that land of the Leal.
Her heaven will be heaven to each of these, so these can take comfort from
the thought and belief that they too shall gather at the river, when time
is no more for them.
Surviving are the following children: Dr.
E. L. Lawler, New Orleans; Dr. Mrs. S. L. Barnes, Dallas; A. A. Lawler,
Dallas; W. A. Lawler, Houston; Mrs. W. B. Reeves, Greenville; Mr. L. J.
Bratton, Rochelle; N. M. Lawler, Panhandle; Mrs. E. V. Hufstedler, Dallas;
N. T. Lawler, Lone Oak; T. M. Lawler, Winslow, Arkansas; Q. C. Lawler,
Memphis, Tennessee; Mrs. A. C. Traweek, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Also, twenty-five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs.. T. P. Faulk of Kings...