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Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Skaggs, Mrs. N. H., 1949
Friday, August 4, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                       
MRS. H. H. SKAGGS FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY  Funeral services for Mrs. N. H. Skaggs, 91, who settled in Kimble in 1888 were held Tuesday from the First Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Olen D. Welch officiating.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.  Mrs. Skaggs died in the home of her daughter Mrs. Carl M. Tibbitts in Brady on January 29th after an illness of several weeks.  Since her husband's death and previous to her illness she had made her home with her son Marvin of Junction.  Born Minnie Sarah Farrar on January 25, 1858, in Lavaca county Mrs. Skaggs became the wife of the late Rev. N. H. Skaggs on September 5 1876.  To this union were born 10 children.  After they moved to Kimble Mr. Skaggs established one of the first herds of Registered Angora Goats and he became a widely known breeder.  Mrs. Skaggs was a charter member of the Baptist Church here and was active in its work until her health no longer permitted her participation.  She was also active in civic and other local affairs.  Survivors include three sons, Dr. Lorenzo L. Skaggs of San Antonio, Roy and Marvin of Junction; three daughters; Mrs. Lola Mogford of Streeter, Mrs. Allie Young of Houston and Mrs. Minne Tibbitts of Brady; one sister Mrs. Amelia Jetton; 13 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.  Pall bearers were grandsons Verlan Skaggs, LeRoy Skaggs, Donald Skaggs, Lorenzo Mogford,Carlton Tibbitts, and a grand-nephew Victor Loeffler.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Schrier, Jesse P., 1939
Friday, August 4, 2000  Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                                   
Jesse P. Schrier Dies at Ranch Of Robert Hunger         Pioneer Cattleman Dies After More Than 60 Years Of Active Service  The ranks of the real pioneer citizens are thinning rapidly, the Junction Eagle being called upon again this week to chronicle the passing of Jesse Parker Schrier, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Hunger, on South Llano, Sunday, December 31. Funeral services were held on New Year's Day, Rev. Thomas J. Bradley officiating. Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The following were active pall bearers:  Dea Graves, Gully Cowsert, A. W. Browning, Ross Beasley, Odie Wright, and Lewis Coleman.  Honarary pall bearers:  John Fleming, Henry Grobe, J. N. Hodges, Bob Ivy, W. A.Quisenberry, Bob Jarvis, W. A. Bannowsky, W. R. McKee, J. M. Bishop, J. O. Cobb, OttoBrockman, N. C. Patterson, John McPeters, Bud Baker, J. A. Heyman, Alex J. Hamer, John M.Hankins, Geo. Hardesty, Henry Pearl, I. S. Foley, J. M. Anderson, M. Huffman, B. B.Williams, T. T. Randle, W. R. Richardson, Willis Mason, John Munn, Horton Cloud, John Allen, John Martin, Tom Johnston, E. Holekamp, W. W. Taylor, J. B. Randolph, M. N. Harrison, W. G. Moos, Will Allison, Oscar Weaver, S. P. Benett, R. H. Spiller, Jinks Coleman, John Braley, J. B. Fisher and Rance Pettitt.  Jesse Parker Schrier was born in Atascosa County, October 27, 1860.  He moved to Kimble county in 1878--61 years ago--and has spent practically all his life in this section.  He spent the greater part of his life in ranch activities, but was forced on account of ill health and advancing years to retire from all active work six years ago.  He spent many years on the Gully Cowsert ranch.  He was married to Miss Frances Browning in 1882, and to this union were born 10 children.Two sons preceded the father.  Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Stella Davis, Mrs. Robert Hunger, Miss Thelma Schrier and Miss Viola Schrier, all of Junction; and four sons--Noah Schrier, Mertzon; Jim Schrier, Hext; Chas. Schrier and Walter Schrier of Junction,and 11 grandchildren.  The deceased was popular with a large circle of friends and in the early day went up the trail to Kansas City.  He numbered all the pioneer ranchmen as his personal friends.  His life is inseparably linked with the cow business in this section of Texas where he labored.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Scherrer, Mrs. Louis, 1945
Friday, August 4, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                     
Death Claims Mrs. Louis Scherrer In San Antonio  Mrs. Anne Murrah Scherrer, daugahter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Lucke, died Saturday, November 17, at her home in San Antonio following a long illness.  Funeral services were held at the Junction Methodist Church Monday afternoon at three o'clock, with Dr. W. R. McPherson officiating.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The following served as active pallbearers:  Melton House, Raymond P. James, Tyrus Holland, H. A. (Bill) Hamer, Callan Graham, John Liverman, Gerald Ragland and Alton Mason.  Mrs. Scherrer was born in Kimble county March 25, 1891, and lived here until eight years ago when she was married to Mrs. Louis Scherrer and moved to San Antonio.When only 14 years old she was confirmed in the Episcopal Church and remained in the fellowship of that church until her death.  During her recent months of ill health, she received great comfort from the reading of the Holy Scripture.  She is survived by her husband, Louis Scherrer; one son, Captain C. L. Murrah; four sisters, Mrs. J. D. Cowsert, Mrs. L. F. Cowsert, Mrs. Martha Harrison, and Mrs. Minnie Mains, and one brother, Chas. Lucke, all of whom were present at the funeral services.  The large floral offering was a beautiful tribute to her.  While she has lived inSan Antonio for the past eight years, she has visited here frequently and has a large host of friends who sympathize with the family in their bereavement.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Stapp, C. A., 1939
Friday, August 4, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                   
Death Claims Pioneer Ranchman Wednesday Dec. 27             C. A. Stapp Was One of Kimble County's Most Successful Ranchmen  In the homegoing of C. A. Stapp at his ranch home in the eastern part of Kimble county last Wednesday, another pioneer ranchman has passed to his reward.  Funeral services,conducted by Rev. Don E. Dulaney, pastor of the Methodist church of Junction, were held at the ranch home Thursday afternoon and interment made in the cemetery on the Stapp ranch.  Active pall bearers were J. C. Graham, Burney Dixon, A. W. Browning, Lemuel Jones, PeteWhitworth and Alfred Kott.  S. C. Stapp was born in Jackson county, Texas, December 17, 1855, and grew to manhood in that section.  He was married to Miss Ruth Ida Ward in 1883 and to this union were born 12 children, two of them dying many years ago and Chas. Stapp, a twin brother of Chester Stapp, dying from injuries received by his horse falling with him five years ago.  He is survived by his wife and nine children--Mrs. Henry Bierschwale, Mrs. W. W. Whitworth, Mrs. Willie Collins, Mrs. Jack Hoggett, Miss Susie Stapp, Dillard Stapp, L. Stap, Shannon Stapp and Chester Stapp.  Several grandchildren and other relatives survive.  Mr. Stapp was one of the successful ranchmen of the Hill Country.  He came to this county forty years ago and has spent all these years in improving his ranch which is recognized as one of the best in this section.  He has led an active life on his ranch.  It will be remembered that about a year ago he killed a mountain lion near his home.  The animal is on display in the Junction National Bank.  Early in life he united with the Methodist Church and has lived an honorable life in his community.  He was recognized as one of the county's most outstanding citizens.  In his homegoing the family has lost a devoted husband and father, the community a patriotic citizen and the church a faithful member.  The ranks of the sturdy pioneer ranchmen are lessening rapidly during recent months.  Men like Mr. Stapp have contributed much to the growth and development of the Hill Country.He is gone, but his noble influence will continue to live in the lives of many with whom he came in contact. 
(Died 27 Dec. 1939)

Kimble County, TX - Obits:  Stephenson, Mrs. Martha Ellen McKinley, 1928
Monday, June 5, 2000  Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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The Junction Eagle, Sept. 27, 1928  Used with permission 
Mrs. Martha Ellen McKinley Stephenson was born June 17, 1861, in Montgomery County, Arkansas.  On September 11, 1881, she was married to W. A. Stephenson.  Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson were early settlers in Concho County, living in the Eola community for more than thirty years.  Nearly three years ago they moved to Junction where Mr. Stephenson has owned a service station and tourist camp.  On September 21 Mrs. Stephenson was taken seriously ill and despite loving care, death ensued on the following Sunday, September 23, 1928.  Of the twelve children one died in early childhood, while Ollie Stephenson died at the age of thirty-five.  The surviving children were all present during the illness of their mother, the sons being Claud, M. B. and Herbert Stephenson of Eola, Howard Stephenson of Junction, Oscar Stephenson of Sweetwater, Gilliam Stephenson of Cisco, and Oran Stephenson of Beaumont. The daughters are Mrs. Herbert Duncan of Beaumont, Mrs. Ed Coffee and Mrs. Willie D. Wyatt,both of Eola.  Mrs. Stephenson had been a member of the Methodist church since her childhood, and had lived a faithful and devoted Christian life.  A devoted and loving wife and mother, a true and devoted Christian woman, her passing brings heartaches and grief to her friends, and loved ones, but with its sadness comes renewed faith in the blessed reality of the Life Eternal.
Note by Frederica:  Martha E. Stephenson was the daughter of Jacob G. McKinley and Emily Pettijohn.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Stevenson, Mrs. Coke, 1942
Saturday, August 5, 2000Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
Large Crowds Attend Funeral Of First Lady  People from every section of Texas and from all walks of life were here Sunday to attend the funeral of Texas' First Lady, Mrs. Coke R.Stevenson, Sr., who died in Austin Saturday, January 3, following an illness of many months.  Services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. George B. McCrary; Rev. Ennis Hill of San Antonio, a former pastor, Rev. S. L. Batchelor, district superintendent, San Antonio, also a former pastor, and Dr. Kenneth Pope, Austin. Mrs. Weaver H. Baker, a friend of Mrs. Stevenson for many years, sang "The Old Rugged Cross", and Mrs. A. W. Loeffler, a close friend of Mrs. Stevenson, read Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar".Favorite hymns of the family were sung by the choir.  Interment was made in the family plot in the Junction Cemetery.  Emil A. Loeffloer, C. T. Holekamp, W. B. Buster, S. S. Bundy, John Hankins, and Roy Bordenwere active pall bearers.   Fay Wright Stevenson was born in Gillespie County October 3, 1896.  Her father, Dr. Preston Wright, was a practicing physician.  The family moved to Kerrville for a brief period and in 1905 moved to Kimble County and settled on the South Llano River a few miles from Junction.  Mrs. Stevenson attended the Junction High School and was graduated in 1912.  Her parents desired to send her to college, but instead of going to college she and Coke R. Stevenson were married at the Methodist Church on December 24, 1912.  They moved into their own home that Coke had built largely with his own hands.  One son, Coke, Jr., was born to them.  She is survived by her husband, Governor Coke Stevenson, the son, Coke, Jr., two granchildren, Scottie Gayle and Linda Fay Stevenson; her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Wright, two brothers, Howell Wright, Junction, and Dr. Carlton Wright, Dallas, and four sisters--Mrs. French Murphy,Nacogdoches; Mrs. Creighton Secor, Hunt; Mrs. Grady Perry, Stephenville, and Mrs. Pierce Hoggett, Kerrville.  Mrs. Stevenson has spent as much time as her health would permit in the Mansion since her husband became Governor in August.  She enjoyed meeting and greeting her friends and many of them visited her during her illness.  She was a gracious and charming hostess and it is sad to think of a cultured, capable, Christian woman being removed from the walks of life in the prime of womanhood.  Mrs. Stevenson was not a college woman, but had been a close student and was one of the best educated women in Texas.  She and her husband have been close students for many years, and have taken an active interest in the affairs of county and State.  She was an active member in the Eastern Star many years and was state officer.  She assisted her husband in his political campaigns, and was campaign manager when he made his race for Lieutenant Governor.She has walked by his side in all his endeavors, and her wise counsel will be missed by the Governor.  She has been popular in the political and social circles in Austin where she hasspent the past 13 years.  Before moving to the mansion in August, Mrs. Stevenson had presided over the apartment in the capitol during the four years her husband was Speaker of the House,and more than two years in the apartment in the other end of the capitol provided for the Lieutenant Governor.  Large numbers of State officials, State Senators, and State Representatives attended the simple funeral services.  Before her death, she had requested that simple services be held. Knowing for several weeks that the end was near she had given instructions about funeral arrangements.  The funeral offerings were so profuse that after her grave and the family burial lot was covered with flowers, enough was left for a wreath to be placed on practically every grave in the half century old cemetery.  Many comments were made on the beauty of the scene after the beautiful floweres were placed on all the graves.  Her greatest ambition in life was achieved when her husband was inaugurated Governor of Texas.During the inauguration she said "It is the happiest moment in any wife's life when her husband finnaly achieves the goal he has set."    She was a member of the Methodist Church in Junction and was a teacher in the Sunday School when she lived here.  She was proud of her spacious ranch home on the South Llano and many evidences of her planning and good taste are seen in this beautiful home.  In her homegoing, Governor Stevenson has lost a devoted wife; Coke, Jr., a loving mother; Kimble County, a sympathetic friend, and Texas, a patriotic citizen.

Kimble County, TX - Obits:  Stephenson, W. A., 1931
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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The Junction Eagle, Thursday, April 9, 1931  Used with permission
W. A. Stephenson   Dies Suddenly Friday Evening  Deceased is Survived by Seven Sons And Three Daughters   The sudden death of Mr. W. A. Stephenson, aged 71, came as a shock to the people  of this community when it was reported that he died suddenly Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home in Junction.  He had been in ill health for the past few
years, but no one expected the end so suddenly.   Deceased was born in Hickory Plains, Arkansas in 1860, and moved to Texas when he was 30 years old, settling in Ballinger, and later moving to Concho County.  From there, he moved to Junction in 1925 and established the Stephenson Tourist Camp here.   Funeral services were held at the Junction Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Bolton Boone, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery by the side of his wife who preceded him in death two years ago.   He is survived by ten children, seven sons and three daughters.  The sons are Claude, Eola; Oscar, Sweetwater; Howard, Junction; Marvin, San Angelo; Gilliam, Cisco; Hubert, Eola and Oran, Tankerly.  The daughters are Mrs. Leora Coffey, Eola; Mrs. Addie Duncan, Beaumont, and Mrs. Ruth Wyatt of Junction.  All the children, with the exception of  Gilliam of Cisco were present at the funeral.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Smith, Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth, 1935
Wednesday, December 13, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Smith died last Thursday evening, March 21, after abrief illness with pneumonia.  The funeral services were conducted by Elder W. W. Leamons, minister of the Church of Christ, and the remains were interred in the Junction Cemetery.  Mrs. Smith was born in Blanco county January 27, 1875, being 60 years old at the time of her death.  She has spent all her life in this section.  She was married to Tom Smith, who preceded her in death about two years ago.To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive.  One infant child preceded her many years ago.  The surviving children are Mrs. Mamie Chandler, Lake Arthur, New Mexico; Mrs. G. H. Meredith, Devine; Mrs.Gilford Evans and Miss Lillie Mae Smith, Junction; Arthur Smith, Camp Verde,Texas; Roy Smith, Highrolls, New Mexico.  She is also survived by 24 grand-children and many other relatives.  She united with the Baptist church at London, Texas at the age of 24, later moving her membership to Junction.  She lived a  devoted christianlife, living solely for her God; her children and her home.  Her life was a benediction to her children and her homegoing is mourned by them.  She had been in rather feeble health for some time.  She is now in her heavenly home there will be no more suffering and sorrow.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Sandherr, Nat, 1937
Wednesday, December 13, 2000  Submitted by;  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Deceased was Member of Pioneer Family of Kimble County  Name of paper not given) 
Nat Sandherr, the only son of Mrs. Mae Sandherr, died at the ranch home near Junction last Friday, May 14, after a brief illness.  He had been busy with his ranch duties until Sunday, May 9, when he took cold, soon developing pneumonia and died after only a few days illness.  Funeral services were held by his pastor, Rev. Ennis B. Hill, at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The following served as pall bearers:  Paul Tomberlin, Clayton McKay, Phillips Bishop, Roy Bierschwale, Leon Turner, Ray Blakely, Tommie Murr and Lemuel Jones.  Nat Sandherr was born in Kimble county, October 14, 1916, and spent his 20 years here.  He attended the Junction Public Schools and about three years ago he moved with his mother to the Murr ranch just north of Junction where he has been engaged in ranching.  He was popular with a large circle of friends as was attested by the large number at the funeral services. The large and beautiful floral offering was also a silent tribute to his popularity in the community where he has lived all his life.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mae Sandherr, two sisters, Mrs. Slator Fleming and Miss Ruth Sandherr, and hosts of other relatives.  It is hard to understand why a young man is taken from his mother and other loved ones just as he was entering the threshold of manhood.  Only Providence understands now this sad dispensation.  Among the out-of-town relatives and friends were the following:  Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Fordtram Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Johnston, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, Hal Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eager, Pierce Hoggett, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnston, Kerrville; Mrs.Roland Martin and Mrs. Marlon Callan, Menard; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Miller,  Mrs. Harold Hough and Bil Barnes, Rocksprings; Mrs. Tom Davis, Mrs. John Eaton, Tom Sandherr, Sonora; Mrs. Arthur Taylor and Miss Abbie Taylor,Goliad; Miss Beth Deming, Brownwood; Paul Tomberlin and Andy Moore, El Paso;Robert Brown, Houston; Floyd Gentry and Henry Coleman, Llano; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hasse, Art; Mrs. Henry Ingenhuett, Comfort.

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Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Taylor, W. W., 1945
Saturday, August 5, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                            
W. W. TAYLOR SUCCUMBS HERE FEBRUARY 22ND  In the passing of W. W. Taylor at his home in Junction last Thursday, February 22, another one of the few remaining early pioneers of this section passed to his reward.Captain Taylor had been in failing health about three years, but his condition did not become serious until a few weeks ago.  Funeral services were held in the Hodges Funeral Home Chapel Saturday afternoon, February 26th, with Rev. Harral A. hall officiating.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him on August 18, 1942.  Active pall beareres included J. C. Graham, O. C. Wright, E. G. Hill, Ross Beasley, John L. Phillips and Clay Secrest.  Honarary pall bearers included all his close friends.  William Taylor was born in Clinton, DeWitt County, Texas on June 2, 1868, where he grew to young manhood.  He moved to Kimble County in 1882 and ranched on James River near his uncle, Creed Taylor.  He was engaged in ranching in Kimble and adjoining counties several years, and for a while was engaged in the cattle business with the late Billie Bevan of Menard.  He moved to Junction in 1892 where he made his home the remainder of his life.  However, his service as a Texas Ranger kept him away from his home much of the time.  On January 10, 1894, he was married to Miss Onie Davis, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.W. B. Davis, and to this union were born five daughters, Mrs. Hal Green, of Del Rio; Mrs.H. E. Wright of Junction; Mrs. Aubrey Hill of Junction; Mrs. Walter Chadwell of Junction;and Mrs. W. B. McMillan of Sonora; and two sons, Doeboy Taylor of Port Arthur, and Carlos Taylor of Houston.  In addition to the children, who survive their father, he is also survived by the following grandchildren:  Betty Lou and Jan Hill, Gayle Wright and Connie Chadwell.  Capt. Taylor was elected Sheriff and Tax Collector of Kimble County in 1898 and served the county in this capacity 14 years.  He also served Texas 20 years as Texas Ranger. He was appointed Ranger Captain in 1917.  His duties as a Texas Ranger carried him to all sections of the State, but much of the time was spent in the oil fields and in coastal cities.  During his more than 30 years as an officer he made many friends as was attested by the large and beautiful floral offerings at his funeral.  Capt. Taylor was a member of three Masonic bodies--the Blue Lodge, the Royal Arch Chapter and the Council.  The following out-of-town relatives and friends were present at the funeral services:  Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McMillan, Mr and Mrs. Norris McMillan, Mrs. C. D. McMillan and Mrs. Anna Strickland, all of Mason.  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fields, Mrs. R. M. Holbert, Mr. Bob Vickers, Mrs. Bustie Holbert, Mrs.Lum Hines, all of Sonora.  Bob Hewitt, San Angelo; W. B. Davis, Bracketville, and Capt. and Mrs. Frank Hamer, Austin.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Taylor, Morgan, 1937
Thursday, December 14, 2000  Submitted by;  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Morgan Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, met a tragic death late Friday afternoon, April 29, when a limb on a tree he was climbing broke,causing him to fall 30 feet or more, his head striking a large rock underneath the tree bringing almost instant death.  He had gone to the Howard Ragsdill home on Cedar Creek to get a team of horses belonging to Mr.Taylor, and while he was waiting for the team to come in, he was playing with some small children, and met his untimely death when the limb on a tree he was climbing broke, causing him to fall.  The body was prepared for burial and brought to the home of Mrs. Frank Cowsert where it remained until five o'clock Saturday afternoon when funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. R. Elmer Dunham, pastor of the Baptist church at Santa Anna, assisted by Rev. R. C. McCullough,pastor of the Junction Baptist Church, and Dr. W. P. Dickey, pastor of the Junction Presbyterian church.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, two brothers,  Melvin and Marlow, and many other relatives.  The following were active bearers:  Lloyd Stewart, August Hunger, Carson Durban, Ples Randle, Jimmie Bissett, C. W. McCarroll, Alton Kirkpatrick, and Noah Cabbler.  Honorary pall bearers were Supt. Geo. H. Mitchell, Principal Earl Bowers, Principal Edgar Taylor, Bert Allison, Leon Becker, Stanley Kirkpatrick,Carlton Massie, Robert Neal, Oren Phillips, John Self, Pat Wooton, J. W.Lowry and Joe Baily Grobe.  John Morgan Taylor was born in Kerrville, Texas June 28, 1918 but spent practically all his life in Kimble county.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts and was a favorite with all who knew him.  He was always the center of any group as he had an unusual amount of wit and was a good entertainer.  He wasa member of the senior class of the Junction High School and would have received his diploma in a few weeks.                             
A     DEDICATION       (In memory of my son, John Morgan Taylor on his 20th birthday, June 28th, 1938)  It was just twenty years ago today, my son, since first I held you in my arms.  To me you were a babe of a thousand charms.  How I fondled your tiny hands and feet.  In my wildest dreams I had never dreamed of anything half so sweet.  How I loved your little downy head.  Most folks called it auburn,but to me it was always red.  Since I pondered as mothers have since days of old, that you were mine, all mine, a life to make and mold, and with you came sickness, long days and weary nights of watching.  When it seemed that death would carry you away, and it was there at your bedside I first learned to pray.  Then over night it seemed you were a sturdy boy.  In and out of doors each day in search of childhood joy.  Then soon we had three mischievous boys.  It was then that our rooms rang with laughter and our floors were scattered with toys.  In those days we kept open house for boys.  Sometimes there would be a dozen or more running through the house leaving dusty foot prints on the floor.  And then there came a span of years, happy years, all too brief when our home was untouched with sorrow and grief.  My heart is packed with memories and souvenirs. Each one brings a smile, heart aches and tears.  Time has spread on until you a man had almost grown. So fine, so sturdy and fine.  Oh, the plans we had dreamed, all for you.  Just a few more days of high school and in our plans your life had just begun.  With the coming of another school year, to another school you would go.To learn of televison and radio.  But, alas, there came that fatal day, when they said your boy is dead.  And they came and took you away.  Time has gone on a year or more, but oft times in the silence I can hear your foot steps on the floor.  I am living this life the best I can and when I reach that river called death, I think there will be no fear, for I know just on the other side you'll stand, the first to greet me with a smile, with outstretched hands.  A loving mother, Mrs. John Taylor

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Taylor, Mrs. P. J., 1966
Thursday, December 14, 2000  Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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The Junction Eagle. Thursday, August 4, 1966  (Used with permission)
Mrs. P. J. Taylor Buried Saturday  Funeral services for Mrs. P. J. Taylor, 103, were held Saturday at 3 p.m.at Plummer-Smith Funeral Chapel with Walter W. Leamons, 10th Street Church of Christ pastor, and the Rev. Sam Coffey, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Mrs. Taylor was born Jan. 5, 1863, in the Spring Creek Community of Gillespie County.  She died at 7 a.m. Friday in the Kaiser Rest Home, Junction, where she had been about a year and a half.  She was married to John Wesley Taylor in her parent's home June 14, 1887.  He died April 11, 1936.  They had lived in the Spring Creek Community for some time before moving to Kimble County.  They moved to Junction in 1925.  Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Full Gospel Church.  She celebrated her 100th birthday three years ago with an open house in Junction.  Survivors are four sons, Allen Taylor of Sabinal, Thomas and Joe Taylor, Junction and Charlie Taylor of Oklahoma; three daughters, Mrs. Roxey McDonald of Brady, Mrs. Lou McDonald of Dallas, and Mrs. Eva Thompson of Devine; 23 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 66 great great grandchildren, and two great great great grandchildren.  Pall bearers were Laymon Warren, Louie, Earl and J. W. Taylor and Wilson Gentry, all grandchildren.                                                       
CARD OF THANKS  We wish to thank everyone for the flowers, food and expressions of sympathy given us at the loss of our loved one.  The Family of Mrs. P. J. Taylor

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Turner, Mrs. Emma, 1945
Saturday, July 15, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederick Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffin Harrison, Junction, Texas                               Name of paper not given                         
PIONNER KIMBLE RANCHWOMAN DIED AT MARFA   Mrs. Emma Turner, 82, wife of the late R. M. Turner, pioneer Kimble County rancher,died Wednesday morning, March 7th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Taylor atMarfa, Texas.  Funeral services were held at the Hodge Funeral Home Chapel in Junction Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock with the Rev. Lewis L. Wilkins, minister of the Junction Presbyterian Church, officiating.  She was buried in the Junction Cemetery by the side of her husband, who died February 9, 1928.  The following served as active pall bearers:  Slator Fleming, J. O. Wright, P. A. Hoggett, Walter Buck, Jim Carpenter, Lewis Jetton, Ross Beasley and Fred Coleman.  Mrs. Turner was born January 14, 1863, in Bryan and was married to Robert M. Turner on August 8, 1878, at Oakville, Texas.  In 1879, the Turners moved to Kimble county and established their home on the South Llano River 10 miles south of Junction.  Mrs. Turner is survived by nine children, as follows:  Mrs. Pearl Harden, El Paso; Mrs.John Munn, Junction; Jack Turner, Junction; Robert M. Turner, Jr., Marfa; Mrs. C. A.Taylor, Marfa; Joe Turner, San Antonio; Watt Turner, Rocksprings; Mrs. Earl Kerr, Santa Fe,New Mexico; and Clarence Turner, Marfa.  The grandchildren are: Guy Munn, Gay Munn, Ensign Max Munn, residents of Junction but at present all are in the military service; Mrs. Ray Munn Powell, Lordsburg, N. M.; Major Joe G. Turner, missing in action in the Philippines; Mrs. Bobbie Nell DeVolin, Marfa; T/Sgt. Cloma T. Taylor; Mrs.Dorothy Foley and Mrs. Mary Jane McMurtrey, of Marfa; Mrs. Betty Joe Matthews, Del Rio; Lt. Jack Kerr, Chicago.
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Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Vierling, G. W., Sr., 1943
Friday, August 4, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
Death Claims G. W. Vierling, Sr. January 31st  G. W. Vierling, Sr., a citizen of Kimble County since 1911, died Sunday, January 31, 1943 in a San Antonio hospital following an illness of many months.  He had been in the hospital only a few days.  The remains were brought to Junction and prepared for burial by the Schreiner-Hodges Company.  Funeral services were held at the Schreiner-Hodges Funeral Home Monday afternoon, February 1, Rev. Lewis L. Wilkins, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment was made in the Junction Cemetery.  The following were active pallbearers:  L. R. Hodges, J. O. Wright, W. C. Oliver, C. T. Holekamp, Vic Urban and Dr. Carroll Dixon.  The list of honorary pall bearers include J. B. Fisher, Ben Neal, John Fleming, B. L. Smith, John Phillips, R. C. Nethery, M. J. Nethery, M. N. Harrison, J. M. Bishop, Dr. J. V. Guyton, King Fisher, A. L. Mudge, R. L. Reukle,  Dr. C. M. Cotham, Weaver H. Baker, Clay Secrest, John Hankins, D. H. McFadden, R. M. Heyman, Ernest Schuchard, Walter Buck, Lewis Coleman, Ran Davis, Chas. Tupman, J. A. Heyman, B. B. Ragland, E. A. Loeffler, N. C. Tulloss, Edgar McLendon, Elgin Dechert, C. W. Atchison, Rev. Oren C. Reid, C. S. Reid, Billy Beasley, Raymond Allen, H. O. Denman, M. E. Blackburn, Vann Martin, Omer Wright, Lester Hodges, L. R. Powell, Sayers Farmer, E. O. Lowgren, Fred Cox, J. B. Randolph, Dr. Fred Burt, Fred Mudge, Harold Wahler, and Joe Oliver.  George William Vierling, Sr., was born in Princeton, Indiana, June 28, 1864, and grew to manhood in that state.  He studied telegraphy in Pittsburg, Pa., and became a railway agent at the age of 21.  He was employed by railway companies in several states before coming to Texas.  After serving 16 years as station agent, he bought the Brady Telephone exchange, which he operated until 1911 when he moved to his ranch on Johnson Fork in Kimble County.  For more than 30 years he has been a successful farmer and ranchman.  While serving as station agent on the M. K. and T. Railway at Kingston, Texas, he was married to Miss Mary Lynn at Denison, Texas.  To this union were born three sons, George W. Vierling, Jr., Dallas; Lewis Vierling, Baltimore, Md., and Oliver Lynn Vierling, Junction.  He is survived by his wife, three sons and three grandchidlren, Kathryn Vierling, Dallas; Mary Helen and Lewis,Jr., Vierling, Baltimore.  He is also survived by three sisters, Miss Clara Vierling, Princeton,Ind.; Mrs. Milton Woods, Princeton, Ind.; and Mrs. Will Schock, Alvin, Ill.  In the homegoing of G. W. Vierling, Sr., the county has lost one of her outstanding citizens. He applied the same business principles to his ranching and farming that he had used as a railway man and as owner of the telephone company.  He was a good citizen and his wise counsel and admonition will be missed not only by his family, but by many friends and neighbors who often sought his advice.


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Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Weaver, David Robert, 1936
Tuesday, December 19, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Kimble county people were shocked the first of the week by the news of the death of David Robert Weaver, who died suddenly Sunday night, June 7, at San Marcos, Texas.  He was in San Marcos for the summer with his young wife and 20 months old son, where he was attending school.  Funeral services were held at London Tuesday afternoon and the esteem in which he was held in his home community was evidenced by the large funeral gathering that attended the last rites.  Robert (Bob) Weaver was born in London, Texas, March 11, 1905, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Weaver.  He was married to Miss Cecilia Sims in 1933.  Deceased is survived by his widow and young son, Richard.  He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. S. H. Weaver and a sister, Miss Jessie Weaver, both of Mason; and two brothers, Claude E. Weaver and S. H. (Dick) Weaver,Jr., both of London.  His father, S. H. Weaver, known and loved by all old citizens of Kimble county, passed on June 29, 1923.  Bob Weaver had chosen school teaching for his life profession, and had built up an enviable reputation in his work.  He leaves a record of a clean, upright life, and in the death of this young man, the community loses a valuable assett.  One of the largest funeral gatherings ever assembled in London paid final respects at the bier of this departed young man, which was silent acknowledgement of the high esteem in which he was held in the community. Many from Junction atended the funeral.  Elder Walter W. Leamons, minister of the Junction Church of Christ condudcted the services which were held at the Community Hall.  Active pall bearers were Stanley Adams, Robert Bissett, Astor Wallace,Roy Baker, Norman K. Farmer and Frank Wootan.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Wyatt, Ruth Stephenson, 1998
Thursday, August 24, 2000Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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The Junction Eagle, Wednesday, December 2, 1998  Used with permission          
Ruth Stephenson Wyatt rites December 3 in Eola  Ruth Stephenson Wyatt, 97, passed away Monday evening November 30, in Leisure Lodge in Junction.  Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon, December 3, at 2:00 in the Eola Cemetery in Concho County, with James H. Murphy officiating.  The youngest of twelve children in the family of William Alexander Stephenson and Ellen McKinley Stephenson, Ruth was born June 7, 1901,on her parents' farm in the Eola community.  She graduated from Eola High School and married William D. Wyat in August 1922, in Paint Rock.  She had resided in Junction since May 1, 1941, where her family owned and operated Stephenson's Camp on the Old Spanish Trail in Junction.  She was a member of the northside Church of Christ.  Preceding her in death was her oldest son, William, who died October 3, 1936, at the age of thirteen years.  Surviviors include two sons, Delmore Wyatt of Dallas and Chevis Wyatt of Junction, and one daughter, Ruth Ellen Jones of Garland.  Alsosurviving are four granddaughters and a grandson, five great grand-children, and four great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral services are under the direction of Graham Funeral Home,where the family will receive visitors Wednesday afternoon from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Watson, Felix, 1937
Sunday, December 17, 2000Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Pioneer Kimble County Ranchman Dies Suddenly at Ranch Home (Name of paper not given) 
In the death of Felix Watson at his ranch on Bear Creek Monday, Kimble county has lost one of its best loved pioneer ranchmen.  He had gone to milk a cow near the house and not returning as quickly as usual, Mrs.Watson went to see about him and found him dead with the pail of milk near by.  He had died suddenly and apparently peacefully.  The remains were brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Felps in Junction.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at four o'clock Tuesday after-noon, the Rev. Ennis B. Hill officiating and interment was made in the Junction Cemetery by the side of his only son, Joe Watson, who died August 14, 1936.  Active pall bearers were:  Joe Felps, Fred Mudge, E. G. Hill, Lee Craven, Louie Ragland, Doug Nance, Billie Beasley, and H. I. Taylor.  Honorary pall bearers were:  John Cowsert, J. N. Hodges, John Martin, Fred Hall, A. L. Mudge, Tom Dragoo, Ed Young, J. M. Livingston, Carl Wolf, R. H. Spiller, Dr. Ted Galbraith, Robt. Real, Louis Schreiner, BarneyWilliams, H. G. Hubert, Sam Woodward, M. E. Blackburn, Roscoe Heyman, and Mark Cowsert.  Felix Hugh Watson was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, October 29,1869, and when 21 years of age came to the United States to learn ranching on Captain Gordon's ranch.  He began as a pupil, but it was not many months until he was equal to the best of old timers.  After spending a year on the Gordon ranch, he entered into the ranching business for himself and became one of the successful ranchmen on the divide west of town.  On account of his outstanding qualities as a ranchman and his popularity among his neighbors, the large section between the Llanos west of Junciton was called the Watson Divide.  The name was given by his neighbor and friend O. W. Cardwell.  He spent considerable time in breeding fine horses and produced some of the best polo ponies in the country.  He was a good horse trainer and in his earlier days was considered one of the best riders in the ranching section.  He was married to Miss Mattie Ella Davey and to this union one son, Joe Watson, was born.  He is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Kathleen Watson and two grandsons.  He was a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father.  He was true to his friends, many of whom were present at his funeral.  The many beautiful flowers were a silent tribute to his popularity among his friends.  In his home going another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of pioneer ranchmen.  For many years he had been a member of the Episcopal Church.  He lived a quiet life and his wholesome influence will be felt in the lives of those with whom he came in contact.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Whittle, E. F.
Saturday, August 5, 2000  Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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 Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                         
E. F. WHITTLE FUNERAL HELD LAST THURSDAY  Edward Forrester Whittle, 55, died at the Kerrville General Hospital at 9 p.m.Wednesday, October 1, 1947, of an illness of several months duration.  Funeral services were conducted at the Rocksprings Presbyterian Church by Rev.Lewis L. Wilkins, pastor, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 2nd.  Burial was made in the Rocksprings Cemetery, with Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Deceased was born in Baroota, South Australia, August 7, 1892, being a son of Daniel T. Whittle and Martha Whittle.  Mr. Whittle moved to this country when a young man, with his parents.  They first settled in Kimble County, later moving to Edwards County, where he engaged in the ranching business over a period of around 30 years.  Mr. Whittle was married to Miss Lottie Taylor in April, 1917 at Barksdale, Texas.To this union were born two children, a son, Albert Whittle of Rocksprings, and a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Tobiason, of Tacoma, Washington; who together with the wife, brother and other relatives were at his bedside when he passed away.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. E. F. Whittle and son, Albert Whittle of Rock-springs; daughter, Mrs. Stanley Tobiason of Tacoma, Washington; father, D. T.Whittle; one brother, Wilfred Whittle, both of Junction; and four grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Virgil Smith, J. W. Richardson, Bill Wall, Walker Dismukes, Gus Fleischer and Elvie Moore.  Among those from Junction attending the funeral were D. T. Whittle, Mr. and Mrs.W. T. Whittle, Mr. W. E. Bolt, Mrs. Lottie Bolt, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Skaggs, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Smith, Mrs. H. K. Caldwell and Rev. and Mrs. Thomas D. Murphy.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Whittle, Daniel T., 1948
Saturday, August 5, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                  (Name of paper not given)                   
Daniel T. Whittle Is Buried Here Tuesday Afternoon  Funeral services for Daniel Thomas Whittle, 87, who died in his home here Monday afternoon, following a lingering illness, were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Thomas D. Murphy, minister, officiated, assisted by the Rev. James B.Jordan, Methodist minister.  The Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.  Whittle, a native of Adelaide, Australia, and a son of English born parents,was born August 13, 1861.  He came to the states accompanied by his wife, two sons, and a daughter, in 1906.  After six months in Illinois they settled on the ranch here in October of the same year.  Except for nine years in Edwards County with his son and daughter-in-law with whom he returned to the ranch several years ago he lived on the place he bought 42 years ago.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Whittle, who was a native of London, England, and to whom he was married in Australia died in 1935.  The daughter and one son also preceded him in death.  Survivors include one son, Wilfred Thomas, four grandchildren, one brother, H. V. C.Whittle of Adelaide, Australia, and several nieces and nephews.  Pall bearers were H. K. Caldwell, W. E. Bolt, Houston Smith, Robert Hunger, R. E. Homann, Clay Secrest and W. P. Hendrix.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Whittle, Mrs. W. T., 1950
Sunday, December 17, 2000Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Funeral services for Mrs. Wilford T. Whittle, 63, who died suddenly of a heart attack, Tuesday, August 8th, were held Thursday morning at 9:00o'clock from the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Henry A. Grubbs,minister, officiating.  Burial was made in the Junction cemetery.  The Hodges Funeral Home directed.  Mrs. Whittle died in the home on the Whittle ranch where she had lived the past five years.  She had been suffering from a heart ailment for several years but was feeling well and was busy with baking cookies when her husband left the house about 9:00 o'clock.  She was dead in bed when he returned two hours later.  Mrs. Whittle moved here with her husband from the Edwards Co. ranch.  She taught in the grammar school here several years.  Mr. Whittle's fathermade his home with them until his death two years ago.  Nee Jo Myrtle Haynes, Mrs. Whittle was born in Llano County on March 4,1887, and lived in Llano and vicinity until her marriage on May 14, 1932, when she went to Edwards County.  She taught in Hill Country Schools more than 40 years, having begun her teaching career at the age of 18.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include the widower, one brother John T. Haynes of Silverton, three sisters, Mrs. J. K. Holderness of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Mary E. Daniel of Plainview, and Miss Billie Haynes of Los Angeles, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.  Out-of-town relatives here for the services included Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Holderness, Mrs. Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. James Holderness of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Haynes of Lubbock, Jim Haynes and children, Joy and Tee of Eagle Pass, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Hobbs and Harlan Lee of Barksdale, Mrs. Lottie Whittle and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Whittle and Louise and Carolyn and Dorothy, all of Rocksprings.  J. L. Epperson, Mrs. J. T. Brown, Mrs. Marie Clark, and Mrs. H. G. Franks,and Dor Brown, all of Rocksprings, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gault, and Joe Brown Gault of Brady and Joe F. Brown and Lula Mae Brown of Uvalde. 

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Woodard, S. P., 1944
Saturday, July 22, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Found in the scrapbook belonging to the late Margaret Griffen Harrison, Junction, Texas                                 (Name of paper not given)                        
S. P. Woodard Funeral Rites Held Thursday  S. P. Woodard, aged 71, a resident of Junction since 1928, died at his home hereTuesday evening, October 31st and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Junction Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lewis L. Wilkinsofficiating.  Interment was made in the Junction cemetery.  Deceased was born in Cass County in 1873 and moved to Coleman county with his parents in 1878.  He spent the greater part of his life in Coleman county where he was engaged in the mercantile and ranching businesses.  He lived in Sonora from 1898 to 1902 where he was employed with the Hagerlund Bros.  He was married in 1900 to Miss Birdie Gann of Coleman.  In 1927, Mr. and Mrs.Woodard moved to Junction where he spent the remainder of his life.  Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Active pall bearers were E. G. Hill, A. E. Hill, C. H. Craven, L. R. Allen,W. E. Allen, H. H. Farmer, Joe Felps and J. D. Blackburn.  He is survived by his wife, one brother, J. Woodard of San Angelo; three sisters,Mrs. Squire Boone, Mrs. J. E. Brown and Mrs. Robert Holland, all of San Angelo.  A large number of out-of-town relatives and friends attended the funeral.
Note from Frederica:  Woodward is the correct name

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Wilson, Launa Jane, 1939
Monday, December 18, 2000 Submitted by:  burwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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In the home-going of Mrs. Launa Jane Wilson at her home Saturday, January 28, Kimble county has lost another pioneer citizen.  She had been ill several months and for more than two months had been confined to her bed.  Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoonby Rev. Ennis B. Hill, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. Jas. J. Kellam, pastor of the Baptist Church.  Interment was made in the Copperas Cemetery.  The following acted as pall bearers:  Joe Maddux, Clay Maddux, Joe Felps, Fred Meyer, Charlie Lacey, and John Lacey.  Mrs. Wilson, the daughter of the late J. W. and Nancy Catheryn New, was born at Harper, Texas, on April 12, 1862, and lived all her life in this immediate section.  She was married to John T. Wilson at Junction on July 12, 1888, and to this union were born five children--Frank Wilson, Oregon, Arthur Wilson, Laferia, and Lillian, William and Katie Wilson, all of Junction.  She is survived by all her children, five grandchildren--three boys and two girls.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. R. E. Lacey, San Antonio, and three brothers--L. L. New, San Antonio; E. J. New, Pacific Grove, California, and C. C. New, Canyon, Arizona.  When only twelve years old she united with the Methodist Church but later united with the Junction Baptist church, where she has been a member 40 years.  In her homegoing, the family has lost a gentle and loving mother, who devoted her life to the rearing of her children.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Walton, Mrs. L. M., 1938
Saturday, December 16, 2000 Submitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Mrs. L. M. Walton, known among her many friends as Aunt Ella, died at her home near London last Wednesday, December 28, and funeral services were held at the Community Hall Thursday afternoon, Rev. Louis Pearl officiating.  Interment was made in the London cemetery by the side of her husband who preceded her May 30, 1938.  Mrs. Ellen Moore Walton, daughter of the frontiersman, Rance Moore,was born in Milam county, March 6, 1860, and came to Kimble county with her parents when she was only two years old.  She grew to womanhood here and was married to L. M. Walton on November 8, 1874.  To this union were born eleven children, four of whom preceded the mother in death.  The surviving children are Jim, Taylor and Luther Walton, London; John Walton, Rochester; Tom Walton, California; Mrs. Temple Pearson, London; Mrs. Grace Scharf, Superior, Montana.  Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.  Her father bought a ranch from Raleigh Gentry on Bear Creek in 1862 and Mr. Moore and his wife and six children moved to this fringe of civilization at that time.  Several other children were born after the Moore's moved to Bear Creek.  Mrs. Walton lived here when Indians troubled white settlers.  Her father was a brave Indian fighter for many years.  Mrs. Walton suffered many of the early hardhsips and saw her father shot down on December 12, 1874, by a man who had been befriended by her father.  She was gifted and talented and made a good companion for her husband with whom she lived about 64 years before his death last May.  In the homegoing of Aunt Ella Walton, Kimble county has lost another real pioneer.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Winship, R. N., Jr. 1943
Wednesday, July 12, 2000 Submitted by: burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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The Junction Eagle, September 9, 1943  Used with permission                   
R. N. Winship, Jr. Succumbs Following Tragic Accident      Deceased Was Prominent Youth Leader and Head of Gatesville State School for Boys  R. N. Winship, Jr. prominent Texas youth leader, succumbed in Gatesville, Texas, Friday afternoon, September 3rd, as a result of injuries sustained at the ranch of his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Winship at Segovia, Sunday, August 29.  Funeral services were held at the Gatesville Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, September 4th with the Rev. Dr. Hall officiating.  The body was shipped overland to Houston, where it was interred on Sunday morning.  R. N. Winship, Jr. was born October 26, 1901, at Abilene, Texas.  He was graduated from Brownwood HIgh School, Daniel Baker College, and took post graduate work at Texas A. & M.and Tulane.  He held the Bachelor of Science degree.  While a student at Daniel Baker College, Winship was an outstanding student, serving as editor of "The Trail", and also serving as president of the student's council.  He was also scoutmaster for a time in Brownwood.  After finishing his school work Winship served as principal of the Iraan schools for nine years, and was superintendent there six months before coming to Junction where he established a boys camp on the Johnson Fork, which he conducted five years.  He then went to Austin and became connected with the Board of Control, and two years ago was named superintendent of the Boys Reformatory at Gatesville, a position which he filled with credit to himself and his state.  Shortly before his untimely death, he had been reappointed for another two year term.  Winship always had a sincere understanding of youth and had developed into an outstanding leader of youth in the state.  Joining the Presbyterian church when a youth, Winship held true to his faith and was an honored member of the church at the time of his death.  He is survived by his widow, three sons, Robert III, Dan and David, his parents, Mr. and and Mrs. R. N. Winship of Sevogia, and one brother, George.  Mr. and Mrs. Winship of Segovia attended the funeral services in Gatesville Saturday.

Kimble County, TX - Obituaries:  Winslett, Ned, 1939
Monday, December 18, 2000 Sumbitted by:  burtwyat@ctesc.net  (Frederica Wyatt)
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Ned Winslett Dies  Ned Winslett, a citizen of Kimble county for nearly 60 years, died at his home on the South Llano River last Saturday, July 2.  The body was prepared for burial by the Schreiner-Hodges Company and interment was made in the Junction Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. James J. Kellam officiating.  The deceased was born in Tallahassee, Alabama, July 10, 1853, being 86 years, 11 months and 22 days old at the time of his death.  He had been in ill health for many months, but was able to be in town only a few days before his death.  He came to Kimble county when a young man and was a favorite cook among he old cow hands in the early days of the county.  When cattle were driven to the distant railroad shipping points, Ned accompanied many of them as cook.  For several years he has been too old to work, and lived alone in his little home on the banks of the Llano.  Last year his home burned but here built a small home on the same site where he lived until claimed by death.  Mr. Winslett never married, but he has many relations in various sections
of the country.  Mrs. Joe B. Winslett and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rankin of Dallas came to look after funeral arrangements.