Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Kimble County Obituraries C - G

C    D    F    G


C

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Cobb, J. O., 1940  Monday, July 31, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                   
J. O. Cobb Dies At Ranch Home Monday Morning                Deceased Had Lived in Kimble County More Than 40 Years                                  By Mrs. A. T. Whetstone  Our community was shocked by sad intelligence of the death of J. O. (Ollie) Cobb whichoccurred at his ranch home in the Segovia Community in the early morning hours of January22, 1940.  Mr. Cobb had been suffering for some time with an affliction of the heart and death came suddenly.  He had lived a long and useful life and had won for himself theesteem of his fellow men.  He was born April 24, 1864 in Florida, but came to Texas whena small boy.  In young manhood he was married to Miss Irene Griffin in Gonzales County, March 4, 1891,and to this union were born ten children, nine of whom survive.  They are:  Mrs. Jim Hull of Segovia; Mrs. Tom Rammage, Mathis; Bryan Cobb of Ingram; O. H. Cobb of Mt. Sharp; Robert Cobb of Ingram; Bennie Cobb and Bernice Cobb of Segovia; and Mrs. Earl Hyde ofMountain Home, and Mrs. John Reynolds of Segovia.  He came to Kimble county in 1878, andin 1906 moved to his present ranch where he established a home that breathes all thehospitality and good cheer for which pioneer homes of early Texas were famous.  The Cobbsnumber their friends by their acquaintances, and their ranch home is the mecca for visitorsfor miles around.  It was a characteristic of his generous nature that all who visited hishome should partake of a sumptous meal before they departed.  His latch key always hung on the outside, and all who visited his home didn't need to beurged to come again.  There was an emination from the heart in his genuine cordiality,which cannot be described, but was immediately felt, and put the visitor at once at hisease.  Boundless love for all mankind held its place supreme in his heart. His life was emptied of all that is cheap and common and narrow and selfish.  He was concerned with the sick and afflicted ones, and the little children.  He ministered to all these and found joyin doing so.  He was a good husband, an indulgent father and a true friend.  Mr. Cobb wasnatuarally home-like and sincere, ever kindly approachable and fatherly; he was rightlyentitled to the appellation bestowed upon him of "Uncle Ollie".  Men of Ollie Cobb's typeare all too scarce in this materialistic world, men who practice the principles of goodcitizenship, moral uprightness, frugal and industrious habits, self=reliance and a love ofcountry; men imbued with the spirit of charity and love for their fellow man so noblyexemplified in their lives.  He practiced in his life the teachings of brotherhood and friend-ship and sympathy which had sweetened his own pathway.  He had a new puzzle or a new jokeevery time he met you.  This was Ollie Cobb, a man who carried a boy's heart in his breast, a heart full of love forhis fellow beings, famed for his generosity, his broad human sympathies, his unfailing cheer-fulness, as the body lay in state in the ranch home 18 miles east of Junction, many called toview the remains and express sympathy for the family in their bereavement.  Services wereconducted at the residence at two o'clock January 23, by the Rev. Don E. Dulaney, pastor ofthe Junction Methodist Church.  The body was laid to rest in the family plot in the Junction cemetery, by the side of his wife who preceded him in death January 12, 1934.  The following were active pall bearers:  J. C. graham, Billie Beasley, Ed Walker, Walton Whitworth, Willie Collins, Chas. Fairchilds,Lemuel Jones and Chester Brown.  As a token of love and esteem friends covered the grave with flowers.  Thus we took ourleave of one of the noblest and kindliest men of his time--or of any time.  Only yesterday,it seems, he walked among us, the flawless character, the faithful and spotless citizen,with all the splendid inspiring presence of his erect and sturdy form, his frank and fearlesseye, and his unbowed silver crest; and now he lies lifeless and still, amid all the sad andquiet pagentry of death.    "For friendship binds the world together     World over there, world over here,     From earth to heaven is the tether     That brings the earth and heaven near     And makes them bond forever"

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Cavaness, W. H., 1949  Monday, July 31, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************  
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                        
W. H. CAVANESS FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY  Funeral services for William Henry Cavaness, 85, who died in his home here Fridayfollowing a long illness, were held Sunday afternoon from the Hodges Funeral HomeChapel with Walter W. Leamons, Church of Christ minister, officiating.  Burial wasmade in the Junction Cemetery.  A resident of Kimble for 26 years, Mr. Cavaness had lived in town since 1940.  Actively engaged in ranching for 55 years, he operated his own ranch on the WatsonDivide 14 years before moving to town.  At the age of 18 he starated ranch work forCharles Schreiner on the James River Ranch in Mason county.  Employed there for 13years, he became foreman at the age of 21.  He later managed ranches for a number ofother land owners.  On May 6, 1885, he was married in Fort McKavett to Miss Sophia Ann Brown with thebride's father reading the ceremony.  They lived in Mason County until 1915 when theymoved to Edwards Co. for about two years.  After living again in Mason and Zavala counties they moved back to Edwards in 1919.  Between 1923 and 1926 they lived inJunction.  A native of Mason, Mr. Cavaness was born May 1, 1864.  For the past several years he has been confined to his home a great deal of the time with a heart ailment.  Inthe intervening years he devoted his unusal strength of mind and body to the mainindustry in the development of the Hill Country, ranching, and to his family.  Survivors include the widow, 3 sons, L. K. of California and J. A. and Geo. W. ofof Junction; a half-brother Dan Byrd of Mason; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Leslieand Mrs. Lola McWilliams, both of Mason; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Pall bearers were Nolan Gilliam, Earl Hill, Joe Felps, Vann Martin, J. C. Graham and Ed Barfield.  Among those from out-of-town attending the services were Miss Birdie Walker, MissMarjorie Ann Cavaness and Messrs. and Mmes. George Leslie, Charles Hightower, Mason;and Caddo Wrigaht of Brenham; Dan Byrd, Nath Walker, Mrs. L. B. McWilliams, Mrs. LolaMcWilliams, all of Mason; S. M. Skinner of Eden; and E. A. Taylor of Melvin.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Cowsert, Nat, 1948  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
 Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                           
NAT COWSERT FUNERAL RITES HELD FRIDAY  Funeral services for Robert N. (Nat) Cowsert, 82, who died Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Cowsert, Rocksprings, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Junction Methodist Church with Dr. W. R. McPherson, minister, officiating,assisted by the Rocksprings Methodist minister.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  Burial was made in the Junctioncemetery beside Mrs. Cowsert who died in July 1938.  Cowset, who was born January 30, 1865, in Millsview, Missouri, came to Kimble withhis parents in 1883.  Engaged in the ranching business, he was one of the pioneersettlers who helped develop the Hill Country.  He was married to Miss Martha JaneBailey on Dec. 13, 1891.  In recent years he made his home with his children.  He had been a member of the Junction Methodist Church since 1901 and served manyyears as a member of the board of trustees.  He was serving in that capacity whenthe present building was erected.  Survivors include two sons--Tommy and Terry of Rocksprings; one daughter, Mrs. TedTons, Clinton, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Bradshaw, Abilene, Mrs. S. P.Bennett, and Mrs. Jennie Weldon; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Pall bearers were J. O. Wright, Joe Bissett, Robert Corder, Lee Craven, Lee Hyde,Wilson Buster, Lafay Stapp and Bob Ragsdale.  Among the out of town relatives and friends here for the services were Mr. and Mrs.W. C. Bradshaw and Mrs. Harte Shoemaker, Abilene; Messrs. and Mmes. Tommy Cowsert, Terry Cowsert, Fred Ramsey, Bernard Ramsey, Orville Cowsert, Robert Corder and LeeHyde and Mrs. Will Ramsey, all of Rocksprings; Mrs. Ted Tons, Clinton, Okla; Mr. andMrs. John Fleming and family, Mason; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Cowsert, Jr., Fredericksburg,Mrs. Serena Reed, San Antonio; and a Mrs. Dunn of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Chenault, Mrs. Clarence F., 1948 Monday, July 31, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                           
MRS. CHENAULT FUNERAL RITES HELD FRIDAY  Funeral services for Mrs. Clarence F. Chenault, 63, who was killed instantly on May 12when the car in which she and her husband were riding was struck by a freight engineon the outskirts of Boerne, were held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Junction BaptistChurch with the Rev. Olen D. Welch, minister, officiating.  The Hodges Funeral Home hadcharge of arrangements.  Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.  The sedan in which Mr. and Mrs. Chenault were riding was demolished when it was struckby a S. P. freight engine at the Sisterdale crossing in Boerne.  Mr. Chenault was takento a Fredericksburg hospital.  Mrs. Chenault's body was brought to Junction Wednesdayevening.  Mr. and Mrs. Chenault, who were married in the Junction Baptist Church in 1906, and spent most of their married life here, had been living near Boerne for about a year.They were employed on the J. C. Worchester ranch five miles from town.  Mrs. Chenault, nee Laura Burt Hodges, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hodges, pioneersettlers, was born April 25, 1885, on the Hodges ranch on Main Llano about five miles belowtown and spent most of her life in Kimble.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  Survivors include the widower; two sons, N. H. of San Antonio and Blake, four daughters,Mary Helen, Joyce and Rayola, all of San Antonio, and Mrs. Bernice Kindrick; one sister, Mrs. Ran Davis; one half-sister, Mrs. D. B. Hodges, Gonzales; and six grandsons.  Pall bearers were John Munn, J. O. Wright, Debs Boone, J. D. Baker, Howard Ragsdill,Ernest Randle, Roy Blackburn and Barney Ragland.  Among the out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Bill King andEdgar Burrows, San Antonio; Mmes. Hilton Turney, Robert Kelley, Glen Reeves, and Rex Baker,Mr. and Mrs. Tate Jarvis, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Caldwell, all of Sonora; Mr. and Mrs.Francis Kidd, Menard; Mrs. Penn Gove, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jarvis, Brownwood, andMiss Margaret Ann Wright, San Marcos.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries, Cunningham, Ruth Allsup, 1967 Thursday, April 20, 2000
Submitted by;  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************                          
Mrs. Cunningham Buried SundayThe Junction Eagle, Monday, May 13, 1967(with permission of publisher)  Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Allsup Cunningham were held Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Hodges-Fife Chapel with the Rev. C. W. Shaefer, Pentecostal minister officiating.  Interment was in the Junction cemetery.  Mrs. Cunningham was born May 21, 1900 in Edwards County.  She moved to Kimble County in 1902with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allsup.  She died in a Fredericksburg hospitalFriday after a three day stay, although she had been in bad health over a year.  In September, 1918, she was married to William S. Cunningham.  Mr. Cunningham died Oct. 22,1965.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  Survivors are a son, A. W. Cunningham of Junction; four daughters, Mrs. Horst Wendlandt, Mrs. Burl Bates, Mrs. Leroy Nixon and Mrs. Lonnie Patton, all of Junction; two sisters, Mrs.Matt Burt and Mrs. M. Ferris, both of Junction; three brothers, Tom, Robert and Lum Allsup,all of Junction; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, Ken Parris.  Pallbearers were nephews; Andrew Burt of Killeen, Britton Burt, Tommy Allsup, Edgar Gaverand Chevis Wyatt, all of Junction, and Henry Allsup of the Air Force.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Cunningham, W. S., 1965  Thursday, August 24, 2000
Submitted by;  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
The Junction Eagle, thursday, October 28, 1965 Used with permission                   
W. S. Cunningham, Buried Sunday  William Spruill Cunningham, Sr. 67, retired state highway employee, died in his home, 206 South 15th St., at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, after a longillness.  Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 1965 atHodges-Fife Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Junction Cemetery.  Mr. Cunningham had been a maintenance man with the Texas highway departmentand was a Kimble County esident for 48 years, retiring from his work abouttwo years ago.  He was born Sept. 29, 1898, at Point Blank, and married ElmaRuth Allsup Sept. 11, 1918.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and the Men's Bible Class.  Heparticiapated in Junction's annual Easter Pageant every year until last spring.  Survivors include his wife: a son, William S. Cunningham, Jr.; four daughtersMrs. Helen Parris, Mrs. Burl Bates, Mrs. Leroy Nixon, and Mrs. Lonnie Patton;a sister, Mrs. Vernon Hillhouse of Willow Springs; seven grandchildren andone great grandchild.  Rev. C. W.Schaefer and W. W. Leamons officiated at the funeral services.  Pallbearers were Jim Butler of Sterling City, Charlie Taylor of Devine, B. C.Camp, Luther Jones, C. C. Goodman, and Frank Goodman, all of Junction.                             
Card of Thanks  Our sincere thanks and deep gratitude to the many friends who were so kindand thoughtful to us during the long illness and recent loss of our loved one.Our gratitude to Dr. Wm. Katzenstein, the Pentecostal Church, Hodges-FifeFuneral Home and Marvin Skaggs for their many kindnesses.  May God's richestblessings abide with you. Mrs. Bill Cunningham & children.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Curtis, T. N., 1941 Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************    
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison,                   Junction, Texas    (Name of paper not given)                 
Death Claims T. N. Curtis at Segovia Jan. 31  T. N. Curtis died at his home at Segovia, Friday, January 31 after an illnessof several months.  Funeral services were held at the Junction Baptist Church,Saturdy afternoon, February 1, Rev. James J. Kellam officiating.  Funeralarrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Kerrville.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The following served as pall bearers:  Frank Curtis, Joe Bissett, M. D. Pinkerton, Walter Savage, Odie Wright and C. F. Chenault.  T. N. Curtis was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, February 4, 1872, but moved toTexas in early manhood.  He was married to Miss Ella Clarinda Thomas at Eastland,Texas, January 3, 1892, and to this union were born three sons and two daughters.His wife, Mrs. T. N. Curtis, and children, Louis, Ray and William Curtis ofJunction, Mrs. H. D. Henderson, Junction and Mrs. L. H. Murrah, Deming, New Mexico,survive.  He is also survived by two brothers, George Curtis, Upton, California, and W. A. Curtis, Junction; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He united with the Baptist Church in San Saba county in 1895, and remained inthat faith until his death.  The Curtis family moved to Kimble county in 1895 where Mr. Curtis spent the rest of his life.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Crumbley, Jack, 1947  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison,                  Junction, Texas  (Name of paper not given)                         
JACK CRUMBLEY DIES TUESDAY      Fuenral services for Jessie Jackson (Jack) Crumbley, who died Tuesday evening at 6:15 in a San Angelo hospital were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Junction Baptist Church with the Rev. Olen D. Welch, minister, and Walter W. Leamons, Church of Christ minister, officiating.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  Burial was made in the Junction Cemetery.  Crumbley, a truck line owner and operator, was admitted to the hospital Sunday after a lingering illness.  He was born in McCulloch County on March 22, 1898, a son of Jefferson Crumbley and Janie Reed Crumbley.  He was married in Junction on August 13, 1930, to Miss Elvey Land of Ballinger.  He had resided here 25 years.  Survivors include the widow; twin sons, Billy Dan and Jackie Gene; one daughter, Judy Darlene; two brothers, Tom and Joe; and three sisters: Mrs. Vida Garcia and Mrs. Dollie Fisher of Douglas, Arizona, and Mrs. Beulah West of Ballinger.  Pall bearers were Leslie Schoolcraft, Robert Dodd, Milton Cavaness, Jack Odiorne, Jr., Earl Taylor, Ivon Bowers, Joe Taylor and Albert Lane Hodges.


D

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Davis, Mrs. Ben, 1948  Sunday, July 30, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************  
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                          
MRS. BEN DAVIS IS BURIED HERE NOVEMBER 11  Funeral services for Mrs. Ben F. Davis, 78, who died in a San Antonio hospital Wednesday morning, November 10, were held Thursday, November 11, at 3 p.m. from theCollege Street Church of Christ with Walter W. Leamons, minister, officiating.  Mrs. Davis, who had been in declining health several years, suffered severalstrokes while receiving hospitalization the past three months.  She had been aJunction resident for 20 years, moving here from Hext with her husband, who died in May 1930.  Her brother John McPeters made his home with her.  A sister-in-lawMrs. W. S. McPeters was an invalid in the Davis home several years before her death in 1946.  A sister Mrs. Lou Gillette was living there at the time of her death last year.  A native of Bee County, Mrs. Davis was born Cynthia Ann McPeters, August 4, 1870,and named for the cousin Cynthia Ann Parker of pioneer fame.  She moved to Kimblewith her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McPeters in 1877, grew up on Johnson Fork ofthe Llano and was married on James River.  She and her husband later moved  to MenardCounty where they farmed and at one time operated a general mercantile and grocery store in Hext.  She had been a member of the Church of Christ about 60 years.  Survivors include the brother, four nieces, four nephews, and a number of great nieces and nephews.  Pall bearers were S. O. Durst, Dan Fairley, C. W. Walker, Clay Secrest, Elmer Harrison and C. L. Bishop.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Davis, Mrs. Mary Agnes, 1938  Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Del Rio, Tex., Sept. 15. - Mrs. Mary Agnes Davis, 82, mother of BranickDavis of Brackettville, and grandmother of Mrs. Alexa Williams of thiscity died Wednesday at 9:16 p.m. at her son's ranch home near Brackettville where she had been critically ill for two weeks.  Funeral services were held at Junction Friday at 4 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, W. W. Taylor, the Rev. Crofoot of the Presbyterian Church officiating.  The funeral party left for JunctionThursday noon.  Survivors of Mrs. Davis are one son Branick Davis of Brackettville;two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Taylor of Junction and Mrs. W R. Davis ofGoliad; 16 grandchildren including Mrs. Alexa Williams and one greatgranddaughter.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Dockery, Mrs. Ada, 1949  Monday, July 31, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas         (Name of paper not given)              
Final Rites Held For Mrs. Dockery  Funeral services were held Saturdy for Mrs. Ada Dockery, 85, from the Methodist Church with the Rev. Milton Bohmfalk, pastor, officiating.    Mrs. Dockery died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Loeffler.  She moved to Kimble shortly after the close of World War I.  She received recognition for outstanding civilian service.  She was born on Olmos Creek near San Antonio on Jan. 26, 1858, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Seay, pioneers of that section.  On April 21, 1896 she was married to Allen B. Dockery, who died in 1904.  She united with the Methodist Church early in life and has been a leader in the work of the church wherever she has lived.  She had been in failing health for several years.  Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Loeffler; one grandchild, Adrienne Loeffler; two brothers, Edgar and J. M. Seay of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Webb of San Antonio, Mrs. Edna Newport of San Antonio, and Mrs. Clara Ostrom of Phillips, and a step-son, J. E. Dockery of Uvalde.  Pallbearers were Calbert Reid, Roy Borden, Wm. Taylor, Ramsey ...  (rest of article missing)

Kimble County, TX - Obits:  Dechert, Mrs. Anna Marie, 1953 Monday, September 25, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************The Junction Eagle, Dec. 4, 1953Used with permission             Funeral Services For Mrs. Dechert Held Friday Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marie Dechert, 83, who had been ill the past eight months, were held from the Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Friday with Rev.W. G. Birkner officiating.  Burial was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The Hodges Funeral Home directed. Mrs. Dechert was the widow of Willie Otto Dechert, who died May 24, 1920.She died in her home here Thursday morning.  She had been a Kimble resident 45 years.  A native of Mason Co., she was born Aug. 12, 1870 in the Hildacommunity.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Elgin and Ben of Junction, Perry of San Antonioand Clarence of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Becker of Junction, Mrs. R. C. Schneider of Llano county, and Mrs. V. R. Peterman of Menard Co.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pall bearers were Hugh Schultz, Emil Hahn, Sam Eckert, Arnold Rode, Jack Price and El Roy Dechert.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Dunbad, Mrs. E. O., 1941  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                      
Death Claims Mrs. E. O. Dunbar in San Antonio  Mrs. E. O. Dunbar, one of Kimble county's best loved citizens, died in San Antonio Wednesday, March 19, 1941, following a period of ill health extending back several years.  She and her husband had recently gone to San Antonio for treatment, andfriends did not know the end was so near.  The sad news of her untimely going spread rapidly over the county where she had many friends.  Funeral services were held at the Copperas cemetery Thursday afternoon, with theRev. James J. Kellam, pastor of the Junction Baptist Church officiating.  Smith Funeral Home of Kerrville was in charge of arrangements.  The following acted as pall bearers:  Jim Carpenter, J. C. Graham, A. G. Hodges, J. A. Parker, Wm. H. Goldberg and Herbert Simon.  Mrs. E. O. Dunbar, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Darnell, was born in San Saba county November 3, 1878, and grew to womanhood in that county, where she was married to Mr. Dunbar on January 14, 1897.  To this union were born four children, threesons and one daughter.  The daughter, Mrs. Nugent Weaver, died on February 14, 1931.  The husband and three sons, Ernest, Arthur and Leonard, all of Kimble county, survive.She is also survived by five grandchildren and many other relatives who mourn her untimelyhomegoing.  In addition to the above relatives, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Mullins,Kimblerly, Idaho.  Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar and children moved to Kimble county in May 1909, where they have lived since.  For many years she was a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist Church on the North Llano, but in 1934, after the Bethel church ceased to hold regular services,she and her husband united with the Junction Baptist Church.  In the passing of such a noble woman as Mrs. Dunbar, it is difficult to pay a fitting tribute.  Her every day life was embellished by the charming and lovable attributes ofa noble Christian character.  No one was more willing to aid the suffering, cheer thedesponding, sustain the weak and to throw over the frailities of others a mantle ofChristian charity as Mrs. Dunbar.  The large crowd ... (rest of article missing).

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Dunk, Evelyn Ada, 1941 Sunday, July 30, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************  
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                     
Evelyn Ada Dunk Dies Following Lingering Illness  In the untimely home-going of Evelyn Ada Dunk, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dunk, after an illness of several months, unspeakable sadness has come intothe homes not only of the parents and close relatives, but of many friends whojoin in sympathy with loved ones in this bereavement.  Funeral services were held in the Junction Methodist Church Saturday afternoonwith Rev. Geo. B. McCrary, pastor of the church, in charge, assisted by Rev. J. J.Kellam of the Baptist Church.  Interment was made in the Junction cemetery with theSchreiner-Hodges Company in charge of funeral arrangements.  The floral offering was large and beautiful.  The following were active pall bearers:  Ben Sigal, W. M. Rankin, Frank Rembold and F. M. Bierschwale.  Little Evelyn was born in Kimble county on September 29, 1935, and was permittedto bring sunshine and hope into the home for only five brief years, dying March 8, 1941.She became ill several months ago, and everything was done for her that loving hands andmedical skill could do.  Her sweet smile will be remembered by many who saw her duringher long illness which she bore bravely.  She is survived by parents, two brothers, grandparents and many other relatives.  Among out-of-town relatives to attend the funeral were the following:  Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Ethridge and son, Claude, of Blanco; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lawler anddaughters, Irma and Mary Frances, Miss Annie Mae Dunk, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Good, Mrs. N. C.Neuner, Miss Della Ethridge, and Mrs. L. V. Crossley of San Antonio; Mrs. S. L. Upshawand daughter, Ruth of Sonora; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellebracht, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Arnold,and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kott of Mountain Home and Mrs. George Duderstadt of Harper.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Dunk, F. H., 1947  Sunday, July 30, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
************************************************************************* 
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
FUNERAL RITES FOR F. H. DUNK HELD SUNDAY  Funeral services for Frank Herman Dunk, 79, retired rancher who died suddenly in his home here Saturday morning, were held from the Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon at3 o'clock, with Dr. W. R. McPherson, Methodist minister, officiating, assisted by theRev. Olen D. Welch, Baptist minister.  Burial was made in Copperas Cemetery whereWoodmen rites were held.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  Born in Bastrop County on August 4, 1867, Mr. Dunk followed the occupation of ranchingand farming until he was forced by failing health to retire 11 years ago.  He was marriedto Miss Mary Steck, also of Bastrop County, on November 25, 1891.  They moved to Kimble on November 12, 1905, and still own ranching property here, although they moved to town when Mr. Dunk retired.  He has been a member of the Methodist Church 59 years and was aW. O. W. member.  Survivors include the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Upshaw and Miss Anna Mae Dunkof San Antonio, and Mrs. Ella Fox and Mrs. Edna Lawler; one son, Willie; two brothers,W. H. of Houston and John of Paige, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Koym of Beasley and Mrs. E. C. Behrens of Giddings; thirteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Pall bearers were Osborn Fox, Charlie Fox, Frank Fox, Robert Rox, Wilbur Ray Dunk,Harold Dunk, Cecil Woodard, and Billy Russell.  (Note from Frederica:  Died 8 March 1947)

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  DeYoung, Mrs. Emma, 1949  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                       
Mrs. Emma DeYoung Funeral Services Held May 30th  Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Cloud DeYoung, 73, who spent about half a century in Kimble County, were held Monday afternoon, May 30th, from the Junction Methodist Church with the Rev. James B. Jordan, Methodist minister, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Olen D. Welch, Baptist minister.  The Smith Funeral Home directed.  Burial was made in the Junction cemetery under auspices of the OES.  Mrs. DeYoung died Sunday morning in her home, the old rock house on the ranch of her parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Cloud with whom she moved to Kimble in 1880.She had suffered a heart ailment for several years but was ill only a few hours before her death.  She and the brother Horton Cloud returned here only two weeks previous toher death after an extended stay in Moore, Texas.  On March 4, 1895, she was married at the residence of George Harris in Ennis, Texas,and lived there for awhile, later moving to Shreveport, La.  From there she returned to Kimble in 1915, and since that time the old rock house where she spent her girlhood had been home.  She was born in Austin, May 9, 1876.  She is survived by one son, W. C. DeYoung of Bossier City, La., and one grandchild, Barbara Ann DeYoung.  Her other son, Charlie died in Chicago on March 25, 1949.  Heronly daughter, Emma, died in infancy.  Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Nelson, Junction; Mrs. Maggie Harding, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Sue Benthal, Madisonville, La.; Mrs. Julia Fargason, Moore, Texas; two brothers, W. H. Cloud, Junction and R. W. Cloud, Fort Worth.  Pall bearers were Frank Patterson, Loss Davis, J. O. Wright, S. O. Durst, Ben Nealand Elmer Harrison.  Among those from out-of-town here for the funeral services were B. W. Cloud, FortWorth; Mrs. Julia Fargason, Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Zens Forester, Devine; Mrs. A. J.Bierschwale and son, Oliver, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Heffernon, Mrs. AnnieBishop, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Rogers and daughter, Mt. Home; Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Stevens,Harper and Mrs. ... (rest of article cut off)


F

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Fish, Mrs. W. M., 1936   Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Mrs. W. M. Fish Dies  Mrs. Margaret Minerva Russell Fish was born January 15, 1870 at Clinton, Dewitt county, Texas.  She died at her home in Junction on Thursday February 27, 1936.  She was married to W. M. Fish at Harper, Gillespie county, Texas,November 4, 1906.  They located at Junction soon thereafter and continued to live in Kimble county until the time of her death.  Mrs. Fish united with the Church of Christ in 1886, being then sixteen years of age, and continued in its fellowship.  The last thirteen years of her life she suffered much, being a continued invalid because of paralysis. During these years her husband, his sister, Mrs. Betty Smith, and many others cared for her tenderly.  Numerous relatives survive her.  Funeral services were held at the grave in Junction Cemetery, the ElderWalter W. Leamons of the local Church of Christ in charge.  The songs,scripture readings and discourse were calculated to cause those present to desire a mansion in that land where sickness and sorrow are unknown.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Fisher, Jobe B., 1946  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                          
LAST RITES FOR JOBE B. FISHER HELD ON FRIDAY  Kimble county citizens mourned the passing of one of the few remaining trail drivers, when Jobe B. Fisher, pioneer ranchman, died Thursday, February 14, at the home of his son, King Fisher.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the Junction Church of Christ,with Elder Walter W. Leamons officiating and interment was made in the Junction Cemetery. He was buried by the side of his wife, Rhoda Clark Fisher, who died June 23, 1933.  Active pallbearers were Joe Dell Fisher, Robert Fisher, Raleigh Reese, L. R. Hodges, H. S.Porter, Jim Carpenter, Fred Coleman and Perry Dechert.  Deceased was a member of the Junction Church of Christ.  He is survived by five sons, Congressman O. C. Fisher and Alva Fisher, both of San Angelo, King Fisher and O. B. Fisher, both of Junction, and Wylie Fisher of San Antonio; five daughters, Mrs. B. B. Reese, San Saba; Mrs. Ben D. Dechert and Mrs. Frank C. Hodges, both of Junction; Mrs. Melvin Williams and Mrs. N. J. Jordan, Jr., both of San Angelo.  He is also survived by one brother, Bob Fisher of San Angelo; 28 grandchildren and 13 great grand-children.  Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 26, 1858 on the old James Fisher league of land in Collin county, 12 miles northeast of McKinney.  His grandfather, James Fisher, Sr., and three brothers had been given a grant of land by the Mexican government.  They trailed overland from Illinois in 1823 to settle the blackland tract along Sister Grove Creek.Came to Ben Ficklin  The family resided near Florence in Williamson county during the War Between the States.In 1872 the family moved to Llano county, settling 12 miles below Llano town on the Llano River, in the Shad-Owens neighborhood.  Mr. Fisher went on up to the buffalo range above san angelo.  They camped at Ben Ficklin one night.  Mr. Fisher estimating that there were 30 or 40 houses in the community then.  Still in his teens, Mr. Fisher gave up his buffalo hide hauling job the next spring to go up the Chisholm Trail to Cheyenne.  Mr. Fisher and Rhoda Clark were married in 1881.  They built their first house, a log cabin, on the Llano near Llano.  Later they lived in Mason county and then in 1901 moved to the ranch they had bought on Red Creek in Kimble county.  Mr. and Mrs. Fisher celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1931.  A center for the buffalo hunter, as well as the gathering place of the frontier soldiery of Fort Concho, San Angelo was "the toughest place I'd ever seen" when Fisher first saw the town in the fall of 1875.  But it hardly compared with the Trinity River bottom around Fort Worth, through which the teen-aged frontiersman passed the following spring as he made his first trip up the ChisholmTrail.  The pioneer Kimble countian once recalled:  "The Trinity bottoms were full of dance halls and beer dives.  Fort Worth then was as wild as could be.  Dodge City and Cheyenne had nothing on Fort Worth." Crossing Took Lives  Fisher remembered well another crossing, too.  That was the ford at Red River Station, on the edge of the Indian Territory.  "The river was on a rise and the outfit had to wait for three days for it to run down. Four days before, an outfit boss had asked for volunteers to lead a herd across.  Two men volunteered, and were drowned, along with 300 cattle.  "We had some trouble crossing ourselves, and I swam in the Red River nearly all day myself," Fisher recalled.  His horse gave out and nearly drowned, but his boss finally lent a rope and they salvaged the horse, "pulling his head down hill and letting the water run out of him."  Then Fishermounted the horse and proceded.  The outfit lost only 30 to 40 head of cattle at thecrossing, he added.A Big Herd  The outfit had made up at Round Rock to receive 100,000 head of cattle from the Galveston Cattle Co. and two or three herds from the J. K Ranch near Columbus, the cattle coming fromthe Colorado Valley near the coast.  In Fisher's outfit were 10 men, including the boss, Dick Arnett, "the greatest boss that was ever on the trail," and John Arnett, John Mouldin, Andy Marcus, Jim Stanley, John Nance, Frank Rawlings, the boss wrangler, George King; Fisher's immediate boss, Tom Gillespie,who later lived at Sonora, and Alex Molin, the cook.  The outfit drove up from Round Rock by Snyder's pens, then by Waco, Fort Worth, across the Red River, into the Indian Territory and on up

 Kimble County, TX - Deaths:  Fleming, Dottie, 1927  Saturday, August 19, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************           
STORM VICTIM'S BODY TO BE SENT TO JUNCTION, TEX.      The body of Miss Dottie Fleming, 17, who died at a San Antonio hospital as a result of injuries received in the tornado at Rocksprings, will be sent to her home at Junction, Friday night for burial.  She is survived by four brothers, Troy, Lacy, Irah and Lem Fleming, all of Junction.  Miss Fleming was living at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Henderson, at Rocksprings.  Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and two children were instantly killed.  A third child is in a San Antonio hospital, seriously injured.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries, Farris, Eddith, 1978  Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
The Junction Eagle, Monday, 5 March 1978  (permission of the publisher)              
FARRIS   Junction (SC) - Mrs. Eddith Allsup Farris, 82, died Sunday morning in Kimble Hospital following a lengthy illness.   Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hodges-Fife Funeral Home with burial in Junction Cemetery.   Mrs. Farris was born Feb. 29, 1896 in Llano County and had lived in Junction for 75 years. She was a Baptist.   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Matt Burt of Junction; three brothers, Tom Allsup, Robert Allsup and H. C. Allsup, all of Junction; two aunts; two uncles; and a number of nieces and nephews.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Eddith Allsup married Isaac Farris 20 October 1915.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Fritz, Joe P., 1948  Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
JOE P. FRITZ FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY      Funeral services for Joe P. Fritz, former hotel manager here for many years, who died in Opelousas, La., Thursday, September 2nd, were held from the Hodges Funeral Home chapel, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas D. Murphy, Presbyterian minister, officiating.  The Masonic Lodge conducted the rites atthe graveside.  Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.  Fritz was born August 9, 1875, in Gillespie County.  He and Mrs. Fritz operated the Fritz Hotel here many years and the new hotel for awhile after its construction.later they operated tourist courts at Buchanan Lake.  They returned to Junction in 1946 and lived here until they went to Opelousas to make their home with their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thompson this year.  Fritz had been ill about two weeks before his death.  He was a charter member of the Junction Rotary Club and belonged to the London Masonic Lodge.  Survivors include the widow, the daughter, and one grandchild, Vallie Sue Thompson.  London Masons were pall bearers.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  France, Dr. J. W., 1937    Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
 London was shocked Tuesday morning when the sad news spread rapidly that Dr. J. W. France had been found dead in his garage.  He had visited friends Monday evening and had not complained of being ill.  He had, no doubt, putup his car preparatory for retiring for the night.  His flash light was under the dead body.  He had been dead several hours when found.  The body was prepared for burial and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Elder Walter W. Leamons conducting the services.  Interment was made in the London cemetery.  Dr. J. W. France was born in Missouri on May 8, 1855.  He came to Texas when a young man but returned to Altona, Missouri, where he was married to Miss Nannie Tucker on December 18, 1876.  To this union five children were born.  The wife and three of the children preceded the father.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joseph W. Strader of Greenville, one son, M. S.France of Abilene.  Mrs. Tom Amberson of London is a granddaughter.  In the home going of Dr. France, the family has lost a faithful and loving father; the church, a devoted member, and the community a patriotic citizen.For many years he has been an outstanding citizen of London, where he practiced medicine until called up higher.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Farmer, Mrs. G. W., 1947  Monday, July 31, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
SGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
MRS. G. W. FARMER FUNERAL RITES HELD MONDAY  Funeral services for Mrs. George W. Farmer, 92, who died in her sleep early Sunday morning, were held Monday at 4 p.m. from the College Street Church of Christ with Walter W. Leamons, minister, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas D. Murphy, Presbyterian minister.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  Burial was made in the Junction Cemetery.  Mrs. Farmer, pioneer settler and homemaker on the F6 Ranch for almost 68 years, was visiting in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Farmer, at the time of her death.  She was feeling as well as usual when she went to sleep.  Her daughter-in-law made her customary visit to the elderly lady after the latter had retired. Earlier in the day she had made three pairs of cloth mittens for her surveyor son, had taken a car ride in the afternoon, and sat for a while after supper with her handiwork.  Mrs. Farmer, born Jemima Magnolia Pullen, June 29, 1855, near Lockhart, saw the unification and development of the nation despite four major wars in her lifetime, the spread the ranching industry, and the development of business in the Hill Country.  She was married to George W. Farmer, a cowman with a record of three trips up the trail, on Oct. 8, 1874.  Five years later, seeking a better climate for her husband's health,they moved to Kimble.  For 21 days she and her husband and two small children traveled by ox wagon and hack, bringing household goods, horses, cattle and sheep.  The extensive, 30 section ranch which they established, took its name from the F6 brand they brought from Caldwell Co.  It was the second ranch in the county to be fenced.  They built the first lumber house west of Junction.  The first lumber hauled from Round Rock was washed away by a flood in Copperas Creek the night after it was unloaded.  ... night because of coyotes and foxes.  Fences were often cut.  In 1886 the first goats were brought to the ranch--100 head of young nannies.  From them grew the thousands thatlater stocked the ranch.  Two trips per year were made to San Antonio for supplies.  Groceries were purchased in wholesale lots--flour and dried apples by the barrel, coffee by the sack, and canned goods by the case.  A garden, irrigated by a nearby spring, provided fresh vegetables.  The kerosene lamps of those days have been replaced by electricity.  Better roads have been built and soil conservation practices followed at the F6 Ranch, and landing strips have been provided.  Since the death of Mr. Farmer in 1927, Mrs. Farmer has spent her time visiting with herchildren, and the ranch has been operated by her sons and grandchildren.  She had been a member of the Church of Christ, having been baptized by the late John S. Durst.  Survivors include three sons, Asa, Hardy and Sayers, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Holland of Christoval.  Pall bearers were Gully Cowsert, Alfred Bannowsky, Clay Holland, Fred Mudge, C. T. Holekamp, Asa Murr, Seaton Prentice, and S. O. Durst of Port Arthur.


G

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Gephart, D. D., 1935  Tuesday, December 19, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
(Name of paper not given) 
D. D. Gephart, one of Kimble county's most honored citizens, died at his home on the Llano River, October 3, and was buried in the Red Creek Cemetery, Friday afternoon, October 4.  The funeral services were held atthe gravesite with Rev. W. P. Dickey assisted by Rev. Eric C. Ray, officiating.  Daniel D. Gephart was born March 11, 1862, in LaVaca county, and moved to Kimble county in 1886, locating on the Little Saline Creek below London. He later moved to the farm on the main Llano.  Deceased was married to Miss Sarah E. Dragoo on June 19, 1890 and to this union seven children were born, one daughter dying in infancy.  The devoted wife and following children and relatives survive:  I. W. andJ. L. Gephart, London; Mrs. Hettie Stevenson and Mrs. Elsie McGuffin, San Antonio; Mrs. Leta Stewart, Brady, Texas; Mrs. Ruth Gober, Uvalde, Texas; and one sister, Miss Henrietta Gephart, London, Texas; and six grandchildren, Cecil and Imogene Stewart, Ruth and Marian Stevenson, L. D. and Ruth FaeGephart.  Mr. Gephart united with the Presbyterian Church in 1905 under the preaching of Brother Stockard.  On November 10, 1910, while gathering pecans at the Sam McCaleb ranch onthe Llano River, Uncle Dan fell from a pecan tree and injured his spine.  He was never able to walk after that accident but continued to live on his farm and directed its management with the assistance of his two sons.  Active pall bearers were W. C. Jones, Bob Ivy, Louis Grobe, Jack Ivy, Bud Weaver and Henry Grobe.  Honarary Pall Bearers were G. W. Hardesty, Roy Skaggs, Dave Stewart,Eph Cummins, Hamp Goodman, T. H. Walton, G. Lewis, Roy King, Jack Goodman,T. S. Jones, N. C. Patterson, M. C. Reese, S. H. Hunter, Henry Land, LeeDodd, J. W. Robbins, E. H. Kothmann, J. N. Hodges, A. H. Amaon, S. A.Griffith, T. O. Black, T. J. Wootan, Tate Jarvis, J. A. McCollum, Dora Andrews, L. M. Walton, J. B. Randolph, Melvin Hull, Ed Hagerman, Dave Andrews and Dr. J. W. France.

Kimble County, TX - Obits:  Grosenbacher, John, 1937  Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
The Junction Eagle, Thursday, July 1, 1937   Used with permission                 
Pioneer Citizen Dies At Ranch Home June 18th John Grosenbacher was born February 22, 1862 in Bandera county, Texas and died at Roosevelt, Texas, June 18, 1937.  Funeral services were held at the Grosenbacher ranch home Sunday June 20, 1937, Rev. J. Holm of Harper officiating. He was married on October 27, 1885 to Miss Maria Leutbecher, in Gillespie county, and to that union were born five children.  The eldest, a girl, died in infancy.Miss Annie Grossenbacher, Richard and Arnold Grossenbacher of Roosevelt, Texas, and Mrs. Ida Ahrens of Camp Allison.  Others surviving are three grandchildren, one brother, one sister and one half sister. The life of John Grosenbacher began in Bandera county, Texas, in 1862.  Two years later he moved to Gillespie county and remained there until 1904 when he moved to Roosevelt, Texas, where his life ended June 18, 1937. He was a successful ranchman throught his life. I consider it one of my greatest privileges to have known John Grosenbacher duringhis life time.  His life was so pure, simple and honest.  His word was his bond to all who knew him.  His generosity and kindness made him a good neighbor, a man of few words who attended strictly to his own business. He was born in Texas and remained a Texan by choice.  "He came early and stayed late,sleep old pioneer", and passed on to his reward at the ripe old age of 75 years. To the wife, children and other relatives left to mourn his passing, I feel the greatest sympathy for their irreparable loss and join them in their sorrow and can only say that they should be inspired to follow in his foot steps and live his lifeover again.--Contributed by a friend. 
Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Gentry, Lt. Wilbur, 1942   Wednesday, August 2, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                     
LT. WILBUR GENTRY IS BURIED IN JUNCTION CEMETERY                           American Legion Is In Charge of Services  Lieut. Wilbur Gentry, was killed near Alvarado, California, January 2, 1942, when a fast army pursuit plane he was flying at a low altitude went into a spin and on hitting the ground burst into flames.  The body was shipped to Junction, arriving early Friday morning, January 8, and lay in state at the American Legion Hut until Saturday afternoon when it was carried to the Community Hall at London, where funeral services were held by Rev. Louis Pearl of London.  The remains were given a military burial under the direction of the Bert Fleming American Legion Post of Junction.  The Schreiner-Hodges Funeral Homewas in charge of funeral arrangements.   The following members of the American Legion were active pall bearers:  Rudolph Becker, Lewis Coleman, Walter Buck, A. W. Browning, Dick Weaver and L. A. Ivy.  The firing squad was composed of Jim Carpenter, John Reynolds, Fred Cox, Ray Holland,  Carl Nelms, and Walter Savage.  Color bearers were Henry Barker and Carroll Collier.  Color guards were L. R. Hodges and Roy Gilliam.  Bugler, Kittrell Durst.  Commander, B. B. Ragland.  John Wilbur Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gentry was born in London, November 16, 1916. The family moved to Junction several years ago and Wilbur, known as Prude to his school mates,was graduated from the Junction High School in 1936.  He then attended the Schreiner Institute from which he was graduated in 1939.  Later he attended the University of New Mexico and lacked only a few months resident study of finishing his work for a degree when he entered the U. S. Air Service.  He received his wings and commission as a lieutenant on December 12, in ceremonies at Luke Field, Arizona.  He had been stationed at Hamilton Field, California, after receiving his commission.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gentry, three brothers, Floyd and Wilson,of San Antonio, and Lawrence of Junction, and other relatives.  Wilbur was an outstanding football player throughout his high school and university days.He was a star on the Junction High School team, was named to the all-state junior team at Schreiner, and captain of the all-conference 1940 team at the University of New Mexico.  He was one of the most popular and best liked players on the team.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Graves, Dea, 1942   Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access  .http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                    
Dea Graves Dies August 7 After Lingering Illness  In the death of Dea Graves on Friday, August 7, 1941, following a long illness, Kimble County lost another one of her few remaining pioneer citizens.  He had been in ill health many months but had improved some and had been to town a few times, but he was not able to overcome the effects of his long illness.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lewis L. Wilkins at the Schreiner-Hodges Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, and interment was made by the side of his wife in theJunction Cemetery.  The following served as pall bearers:  Ross Beasley, Roy Blackburn, Joe Bissett, Cloma Taylor, Odie Wright and John Munn.  Dea Graves was born in San Saba County on March 9, 1872, where he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Sophia Brown in 1897, and to this union were born three children.  One daughter died in infancy and a son died before reaching maturity.  One son, Jim Graves, survives his father.  Mrs. Graves preceded her husband in 1919.  In addition to his son, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Effie Fagg, Long Beach,Calif., and Mrs. A. R. Dockery, San Saba; two brothers, John Graves, Junction, and Joe Graves, San Saba.  Mr. and Mrs. Graves moved to Kimble County nearly 40 years ago and were engaged in ranching activities as long as they lived.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and lived an exemplary life.  Among the out-of-town people to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hughes and children, Skellytown; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quisenbary and Mrs. W. A. Quisenbary,Menard; J. L. Murray, J. N. Graves, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Graves, San Saba, and Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Porter, Fort Worth.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Gardner, Joe M., Jr., 1947   Wednesday, August 2, 2000
Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
*************************************************************************
USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE:  These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb
*************************************************************************   
Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                   
Joe M. Gardner, Jr. Funeral Rites Held Here Friday  Funeral services for Joe M. Gardner, Jr., 19, who died Thursday at 12:55 p.m. in a San Antonio hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident on October 31, were held Friday at 4 p.m. from the College Street Church of Christ, with the Rev. John Pickering, Alpine Christian minister, officiating.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.  Burial was made in a private cemetery on the Gardner Ranch.  Gardner, known intimately as "Joe Boy", had been taken to San Antonio by plane on October 2.  The accident in which he was injured occurred when his car went over a high embankment near Alpine as he and a friend were returning to Sul Ross after a visit with his parents.  The friend, also a Sul Ross student, is recovering satisfactorily. Jimmy Carroll Cherry was among the first to reach the scene.  It was reported, Joe Boy's watch had stopped at 9:20 o'clock.  In his billfold was a picture of his sweetheart who had died in a traffic accident near Alpine last November 30.  The young lady, Bobby Jim Sparks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Cecil Sparks of Kermit, was a freshman at Sul Ross at that time.  Joe Boy was a senior in Sul Ross majoring in agriculture.  He was serving as president of "Clip and Brand", the "aggie" club, and vice-president of the Student Council.  Last year he was voted Junior Class favorite and most popular boy in Sul Ross.  He graduated from Schreiner Institute in 1946 as an outstanding cadet officer and highest ranking memeber of the senior class, having an A average on final examinations.  He also won a medal for outstanding participation in athletics and was awarded the American Legion Medal from Post No. 13.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Alpine, having been baptized by the Rev. Pickering.  Survivors include the parents; Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Gardner; two sisters--Shannon and Zane, and brother, Jack.  Pall bearers were Raymond Walston, John Arledge, Jack Ward, David Duke, Glenn Beard, Bobby Braswell, Buzz Nichols, and Tucker Wyche, all Sul Ross students.  The flower girlswere Mrs. Preston Wright, and Misses Lovella Sparks, Dorothy Jean Crawford, Jean Burling, Billie Louise Bierschwale, and Margaret Mae Mansfeld.  Among the host of out-of-town friends attending the services were delegations from Sul Ross and Schreiner Institute