DEATHS & BIRTHS
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DEATHS & BIRTHS
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in the Texarkana Papers for 1884
Aug. 31,1884 HARRY
W. PAUP KILLEDHis Body found near the house
of Geo. Crenshaw just across the river
from Garland City.
A special from Garland City informs
us that on Saturday morning the body of
Harry W. Paup, a well known citizen, and
doing business for H. W. Thatcher on the
river below Garland City, was found
pierced with bullets near the house of
George Crenshaw, a colored man, just
across the river from Garland City, and
that Goe. Crenshaw had surrendered himself
and admitted the killing, and is now in
jail at Lewisville.
We have no information as to the
facts or circumstances, which led to the
We deeply regret the affair, as the
deceased was a most worthy and promising
Sept. 6, 1884
Bartlette, mother of Justice of the Peace,
Richard Bartlette, of Garland Township
died at the residence of her husband R. L.
Bartlette, three miles east of Texarkana,
The funeral will take place this
afternoon, at the Rondo graveyard.
Kelley, C. E. Bramble, Paul Jones, C. E.
Dixon and perhaps others will go to Little
Rock this evening to attend the funeral of
Judge E. H. English, as representatives of
Cour deLeon Commandery, which the eminent
Chief Justice instituted.
Sept. 8, 1884 Ed
Schicker also attended the funeral of the
late Chief Justice English.
Tues. 9 Sept
1884 - Sorry to hear of the illness
of our appreciating friend, John R
Attaway at the home of his father in
this county. From Wayne Adcock's
Sept. 13, 1884 Mrs.
Evans, near New Boston, died from the
effects of Morphine administered through
mistake for quinine.
When will people learn to label
these two drugs, when both are kept in the
Sept. 18,1884 A
woman named Mollie Bates, died at the home
of some colored people in Bowie County on
Monday of malaria.
The commissioner’s court could do
nothing to alleviate her suffering, as the
law requires the commissioners, in regular
meeting, to declare the subject for
assistance a pauper before lawful aid my
be given. This is an outrageous law.
While awaiting the convening of the
court, sick and destitute person s would
die from want and neglect.
little infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marks
Kosminsky died last night after several
Our sympathies are extended to the
funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
M . Kosminsky at three o’clock at the
family residence on Clinton and Elm
Sept. 23,1884 Stella,
the year old infant of Conductor Ed.
Tuttle, of the Iron Mountain road, died at
the family residence in this city last
night, and will be buried at 3 o’clock
p. m. today.
The parents are being consoled in
their loss by kind neighbors and friends.
Sept 24, 1884 DiedAt the family residence in
East Texarkana, on the night of the 22d,
Mrs. Humphrey, wife of T. H. Humphrey.
This announcement although no a
surprise to those who realized the
condition of the lady will be read with
The condolence of our people are
tendered to the husband and his orphaned
Sept. 29, 1884 Mrs.
J. W. Mayor died yesterday morning.
She leaves a husband and several
children., to whom we extend our sympathy.
DeathIt is with sadness that we
report the death of Mrs. Mayher, wife of
J. W. Mayher, which occurred Saturday
night, after a lingering illness.
The funeral occurred yesterday
afternoon at four o’clock and was
attended by a long line of carriages
filled with mourning friends.
Deceased leaves a bereaved husband
and three little orphaned children, who
have the sympathy of this entire
Sept 30, 1884
Uncle of Louie Ascher, ninety-four years
old, and celebrated for his eccentricities
the last half century in Detroit, where he
lived died in his bed several weeks ago,
without the knowledge of his friends or
Oct. 01, 1884 Died:
the residence of her father G. A. Allen,
on Tuesday, Sept 30th, Mrs.
Her death was unexpected and her
husband absent in New York City, where
A telegram announced the Mr.
Yeargan left New York yesterday morning
and the funeral will be postponed until
Oct. 6, 1884
sad news of the death of George Hammett
and one of his children, at his home on
Red River, reached us simultaneously,
yesterday. He was quite low for some time and his death was not
unexpected Saturday, when a message
arrived for Mr. Mudford, his
His little child was taken ill
subsequently, and died within a few hours
of the death of its father.
Mr. Hammett was regarded as one of
the most substantial planters in Miller
County, and his death is deplored by his
many friends, whose sympathy goes to
console the widow and remaining orphans.
Oct. 7,1884 The
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eck died at
their home yesterday.
The funeral will take place from
the Catholic Church this evening at four
Oct. 13, 1884 The
little five year old daughter of Mr. Webb,
who resides at College Hill, died of flux
We are also sorry to learn that Mr.
Webb himself is dangerously sick from the
Oct. 14, 1884 The
infant son of Robert Thompson, which died
yesterday was names Joseph L. Cella.
Oct. 17, 1884 Mrs.
S. A. Cullom, of this city, died last
night and will be buried this afternoon at
four o’clock at the State Line cemetery.
Oct. 20, 1884 Mr.
Webb an old gentleman residing on College
Hill Died yesterday.
Oct. 20, 1884
Corley, bar-tender and cousin of Pat
Hardin, died Saturday evening.
His remains were sent to Chicago
Oct. 20, 1884 The
infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dey,
died last Friday in Hot Springs.
Oct. 20, 1884 Mrs.
Gaines, mother in law of Dr. Bentley, died
yesterday at the family residence three
miles from the city.
Oct. 22, 1884 Mr.
Clifford, a farmer residing beyond College
Hill, was taken sick yesterday morning and
died before night.
Oct. 22, 1884 Albertina,
infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. C.
Flynn, died in this city yesterday
evening, at eight o’clock.
We deeply sympathies with the
parents in their deep distress , but we
should all remember that when the little
darlings become angels, they are freed
from all the cares and sorrows of this
Oct. 28, 1884
W. Talley died in Jail yesterday, the
coroner’s jury reporting that he died of
a congestive chill.
It will be remembered that he was
charged with stealing a horse from
Meredith Bros., and captured by Sheriff
Dixon, of Titus county, Texas, and brought
by him to this city a few days ago, and
lodged in jail by our sheriff.
Oct. 30, 1884 Mrs.
J. J. Holloway, wife of the tax assessor
of Bowie County, died this evening.
Oct. 31, 1884A
Negro named Chas. Mitchell murdered a
white woman named Mrs. Frank Waddle in Red
River County near Bates ferry yesterday.
From the many rumors concerning the
matter we gather that Mitchell attempted
to ravish the lady and that her struggles
and brave resistance so infuriated the
brute that he plunged a knife into her
breast and escaped.
The unhappy lady died within an
hour of the brutal assault.
Some reports state that the outrage
occurred in Richmond, Ark.
The brute was subsequently captured
but broke away from his guards and
We sincerely trust that he may be
recaptured and we can imagine no excuse
for his escape to so well wooded a county
as Little River—Inter State News
Nov. 1, 1884 A
man died on the construction train at
Cameron’s Mills night before last.
He was a stranger though from the
corner’s verdict, he died from natural
Nov 4, 1884 The
little four year old son of W. H. Dean
died yesterday afternoon.
Nov. 5, 1884 The
grand child of Judge Williams died at
Washington yesterday, hence he did not
Special Judge Byrne opened court at
and empannelled the juries.
It is thought that Judge Williams
will arrive this evening.
Nov 7, 1884 The
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. I.F. Wright
died yesterday evening.
Nov. 13, 1884 The
infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Bistline died
Nov. 14, 1884
railroad man died in Justice Lary
Nov. 14, 1884 Mr.
Fayette Irby, residing near College Hill,
died of dropsy yesterday, and was buried
Nov. 15, 1884 Mr.
A. J. Neely a brother-in-law of Judge
Estis, died at his farm about thirteen
miles from this city yesterday morning.
His remains will be brought here
for interment, and the funeral services
will be conducted by Elder G. A. Moffatt,
at the Baptist church tomorrow morning, at
All are invited.
Nov. 19, 1884 As
announced yesterday, Little Eddie, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cook died at our
residence at 3 p.m.
The mother is the sister of Mrs.
Warren and was here on a visit, when
little Eddie was taken sick and his father
telegraphed for He was two and a half
years old, and a very bright, handsome and
We never saw an older person bear
suffering with more heroic foritude, but
all that scientific physicians or careful
nursing could do could not prevent his
the river, "
and now he is sweetly singing as a bright
little angel around the throne of God.
Our deepest, tenderest sympathies
went with the grief stricken parents, this
morning as they left for their home at
Champagnolle in Union county, where all
that is left of little Eddie here below
will be deposited in the grave.
Nov. 19, 1884 Eddie
Warren Cook, child of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Cook, and nephew of Maj. Warren, of the
Independent, died at the residence of the
later yesterday afternoon.
The little fellow was a remarkably
interesting child of two years and six
months old. The remains were taken to Union county last night for
Nov. 20, 1884 The
mother of Mrs. Mike Berry died yesterday
morning. She had been sick a long time and her death was not
Nov. 20, 1884 Little
Eddie Warren Cook, child of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Cook of Champagnolle, and nephew of
Mr. E. A. Warren, editor of the
Independent, died at the residence of Mr.
Warren, yesterday, and his remains left
last night for burial at Champagnolle.
The hearstriken parents have our
deepest sympathies in the loss of their
little darling.---Public Opinion
Nov. 28, 1884 Died:
the residence of Mrs. Palmer in Texarkana,
Texas at 6:30 o
p.m. Wednesday, November 26th,
Mrs. L. E. Tunstail formerly of New
Orleans. (N. O. papers please
Dec. 2, 1884 Henry
Harper died yesterday after a long and
Dec 5, 1884 Miss
Sallie McKelvey, died at her residence
opposite the Texas & St. Louis depot
yesterday evening at six o’clock.
We tender our sympathies in the
grief stricken relatives and friends.
Dec. 12, 1884 Mr.
Sam Bond, brother-in-law of our townsman
John Moran, died at Tyler, Texas
Dec. 19. 1884 Mr.
Gwyn Barber, brother of Hon. L. E. Barber
clerk of the supreme court, died at Little
Dec. 20, 1884 Died:
her residence in Mineola, Texas, at six
o’clock a.m. Friday, December 19th,
Mrs. Simoon Munzesheimer, in the 26th
year of her age.
Deceased was the much loved and
beautiful daughter of Mrs. E. Marx, of our
city, and her sad death leaves three
motherless little children.
On Friday, the 12th of
December, whilst standing with her back to
the fire place, her dress caught fire from
She ran into the parlor, where her
family were gathered and the flames were
extinguished by the use of a blanket, but
not until she was frightfully burned
around the waist and back.
A dispatch summoned her mother to
her side and all that love, attention and
wealth could do to alleviate her
sufferings was done. Our community was shocked yesterday morning to learn her
injuries had terminated fatally.
Dec. 22, 1884 The
funeral of Mrs. Munzesheimer did not take
place in this city yesterday morning, as
was announced in the notices, as her
afflicted mother, Mrs. Marx, preferred
that the remains should be interred in the
family burying ground at Cypress Hill, New
A large number of friends paid
their last sad tributes of affection to
the deceased yesterday by calling at the
Last night Mr. Munzesheimer and Mr.
Jo Marx the bereaved husband and brother
left on the Iron Mountain train with the
remains for New York, carrying with them
the sympathy of our entire community.
Dec. 23, 1884 The
little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Lee, died at
the Beidler hotel last night.
regret to announce the death of Herbert,
the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Whitaker, of this city.
The funeral will take place at the
family residence tomorrow morning at 10
While it is heart-rending to give
our little darlings up to God, their early
death relieves them of the trouble and
trials of this life.
Dec. 24, 1884
E. A. Murphy, who has so long been
afflicted with a cancer, died in his room
over Trimble & Smiths grocery store,
at 12:30 o’clock this evening.
Dec. 23, 1884
remains of Judge E. A. Murphy will be
interred in State Line Cemetery at 4
o’clock this afternoon.
Dec. 26, 1884
Minnie Allen, step-daughter of Mr. Vogel,
of this city, died at Little Rock last
Dec. 26, 1884 We
regret to hear of the death of Mr. Drayton
B. Hayes, which occurred at his residence
in this city yesterday.
For a long time Mr. Hayes was
connected with Ed. A. Church in the
editorial management of the Texarkana
Democrat and made considerable reputation
as a newspaper man.
He leaves surviving him a wife and
His father’s family also reside
in this city.
To the afflicted family and
relatives of the deceased we extend our
funeral of Drayton B. Hayes will take
place from the residence of Capt. A. S.
Blythe tomorrow morning at ten o’clock.
23 Feb. 1885
- Texarkana Daily Independent It is
reported that the parties who killed Dept.
Marshall Gosling, on the train in Texas
last Sunday, have been captured. Mr.
Gosling had many friends in this city who
trust the rumor is true. From
Wayne Adcock's files.
27 Feb. 1885
U. S. Marshall Gosling, who was killed
last week on the train in Texas, started
the first newspaper that was ever
published in bowie County From
Wayne Adcock's files.
6 Mar 1885 Marshal
Lonergan received a telegram this morning
from Jacksonville Ill., announcing the
death of his father. He left at once to
attend the funeral. From
Wayne Adcock's files.
one's submitted by the Society will not
have person submitted these were
collected by Ms. Wilburn for the 1886
when she was editor.
10, 1886 Mrs.
F W Mullens and Mrs. T S Mullens's
mother died in Magnolia, Arkansas
APRIL 12, 1886: Society
Gordon died April 3, 1886.
14, 1886: Society
Died on April 14, 1886, Steve
Knight, treasurer of Bowie County.
APRIL 17, 1886:
Congradulatiions to Mr and Mrs S M
Latier on the birth of a new son.
wife of Rev.G H Dannelly died at her
home in White County, Arkansas a few
28, 1886: Society
Lee Hitchcock died yesterday.
He was one of the cities oldest
3, 1886: Society:
baby girl was born to Mr. And Mrs.
William Wright , May 1, 1886.
Helen M Edwards, relict
of Thomas J
Edwards, dec'd., died Saturday
1, 1886, at the family residence in
city. Surviving her are one son and two
Services were conducted May 2, by
Revs. Mr. Smith and Mr. Wiggins Burial
was in Rondo Cemetery, by the side of
body of Tom Farrell was found today. He
was a section hand on T and P Road. He
died from drinking, Dr. Hoffman, West
Side City Physician states. He was
buried today at city expense.
Sat. 6 May 1886
- The many friends of J. R. Attaway will
regret to learn that he is lying very
ill at the res. of his father, 12 miles
from the city. We are indeed sorry to
hear that his physician intertains very
slight hope of his recovery.
Wayne Adcock's files.
8, 1886 SOCIETY Died-May 7,
1886 in this city, at 4 o’clock P. M.,
Mrs. Callie Crawford wife of J. G.
13, 1886 SOCIETY John Attoway,
and old & substantial farmer &
citizen of Miller County died yesterday.
Sat 13 May 1886
- John Attaway, and old and substantial
farmer and citizen of Miller County Ark.
died yesterday. From
Wayne Adcock's files.
18, 1886 SOCIETY Jane Sevier,
a colored woman died of an overdose of
morphine, taken for pain, yesterday.
21, 1886: The remains of Mr. C.
D. Paustain were buried yesterday under
the auspices of the Knights of Labor.
He was a railroad employee and a good
and worthy man
SEMI-WEEKLY FARM NEWS, DALLAS, TEXAS
MAY 28, 1937
Ingham, 77, died at home in Retreat
wife; sons: Sam H., Charles, Earl
Jr., sister, Miss Jessie Ingham,
all of Corsicana.
held Monday for Benjamin A Currey, 76,
interment in Cobb Cemetery, Grosbeck,
Texas; citizen of
Limestone County 56 years;
survived by wife and twelve children.
services Tuesday at home for Mrs. Bertha
Schiwitz, 79, near Uhland.
Survivors; daughters: Mrs.
Rose Krause, Corpus Christi; Mrs.
Loma Beckwith, Inez; Mts. Mamie
Garbrecht, Hunter; Mrs. Emmy
Nixon and Mrs. Katie Schulzenberg and
Mrs. Mary Cox of Uhland; sons:
John, August, Louis, Max and Ed,
all of Uhland.
educator and linguist Miss Sallie
Sherrill, 81, died Sunday in home she
occupied 50 years.
Brother, G L Sherrill, ; sisters,
M iss Mattie Sherill and Mrs. W R Mays
all of Denison.
Rev. Paul Cardwell
J A Bell, Sr., 68, died Saturday in
Born 29 July 1868, Atlanta, Ga.,
and lived in Bell County 42
Joe and James Red and Mrs. J L
Brown all of Moffat.
held 6 p.m. Tuesday for Thomas M Cobb,
81, native of South Carolina and
resident of Corsicana for
Survivors, wife and seven
Mrs. Edward McGehee, Alabama; Y J
Massachusetts; Mrs. W E Speaker,
St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Clyde Dyches,
Corocco, New Mexico; Mrs. J
F Wright, Henderson; Mrs. J C Gamewell,
Handly; Ms. Vernon D Howard, Christoval
and sisters, Mrs.
Ben McKie, Waco and Mrs.
Elizabeth Hadden, Florida.
Treece, 65, died at home of daughter
Mrs. Morris holder, Milligan community
survivor, a son, Bill
Treece of Denton. Burial in
Friendship Cemetery, Sherman, for Mrs.
Maggie Vest, 59.
husband, Jack Vest; sons,
P L, Gerald and Charlie of
Sherman and Darwin Vst of Rochester;
daughters, Mrs. W O Smith of
Mrs. Perry Blevins of Wetumka,
Oklahoma and Mrs. Walter Pinkston of
W Schulze, well-known farmer of Brynum
Community near Hillsboro, died Friday.
at Salem Evangelical Lutheran
Native of Brenham, came to Hill
County 25 years ago,.
wife and children, Ruby, Edna,
Nelda and Marvin Schulze of
Bynum, six brothers and six sisters.
1, 1886 We deeply symphthise
with Mr. and Mrs. P Crow upon the death
of their 2 year old son, which occurred
at their residence in the
country, Wednesday night.
14, 1886 Hon. C C Dorrian left
last night to attend the funeral of his
elder brother, J D Dorrian, who died da
before yesterday at Montgomery, Ala.
JULY 16, 1886 FRIDAY
A dead man – white -
was found this morning under the
Arkansas Oil Compress Company shed
(which had fallen down last winter).
He was under there , no doubt,
when it fell.
Mr. Caffrey, upon finding him, at
once notified the coroners office.
I am sure they will soon identify
17, 1886 The dead man found
under the fallen shed of the Arkansas
Oil and Compress Company was named Neill
Williamson, and he was a German or Dutch
soldier, about 32 years old.
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jordan
upon the arrival of a baby girl at their
22 & 23 1886
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Otto
Perkins on the birth of a little girl
yesterday, at their home
26, 1886 MONDAY Dr. Cabeniss was
buried at Buckner today, from injuries
inflicted in jumping from a train.
27, 1886 TUESDAY EVENING Mr.
& Mrs. John Ford have a new baby boy
at their home.
JULY 29, 1886 THURSDAY
Hooper, who was sent to the penitentiary
for forging Monroe Co. script, died in
Little Rock last week.
regret to announce the death of Mrs.
Alice J Kelly, which occurred at Hooks
station yesterday. Just a few weeks ago
in April , we noticed the happy marriage
of the deceased, and predicted for her
& herself and happy husband, long
lives of happiness. We sympathize with
him, and the decease's relatives. The
funeral will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow
from the residence of J. C. Smith, is in
this city. Interment will be in State
30, 1886 FRIDAY EVENING We
regreet to report the death of Rev .G A
Moffat, Baptist pastor of this city, at
his residence yesterday evening. We
etend sympathy to his wife & his
children. Rev. John Winham coducted
funeral services this evening. Interment
was in Texas Cemetery.
31, 1886 SATURDAY EVENING
About 11 o'clock last night, Wm.
Chappell, of Urbana, Ohio, who had been
sick at Mrs. Parkin's boarding house for
some time, committed suicide by cutting
& Mrs. J D Ingram, last Tuesday, had
a baby boy.
2, 1886 MONDAY EVENING:
R W Marcus a salesman in the house of S
Corey, died Saturday night, and was
buried yesterday. He was an unmarried
man and a good citizen.
unknown man died at the Tremont Saloon
Saturday night, cause of death is not
9, 1886 Miss Alice McMillan
was out for a drive Sunday, after 6
weeks, confinement in the house. We all
know how bravely she has stood side by
side with her widowed mother in the
struggle to educate & maintain the
younger children. We hope she soon is
restored to health.
10, 1886 TUESDAY EVE. Mrs. M H
Oglesby died at her home in the city
yesterday. The husband and other members
of her family have our sympathy.
12, 1886 THURSDAY EVE Mrs. Mike
Hardin received news her brother of
Chicago had drowned. She and husband
left for that city last night.
J Lowe died last Monday in Toronto.
Judge Lowe & Daughter will arrive
with the remains tomorrow, and the
funeral will take place from the
residence of Rodgers, near the Catholic
church tomorrow eve. At 4 o'clock.
6th of August, R S Flippin, father of
our townsman, M C Flippin, died at his
residence in Nottoway Co., V. He was
born June 9, ????, was the father of 6
girls and 7 boys. M V is the youngest.
Twelve are still living. 6 of the 7 boys
followed the Army of N. Va. From Bethel
to Appomattox. The father voted for
every democrat from 1820 to date. He
aided & abetted in the Rebellion,
and was sorry he was too old to shoulder
14, 1886 SATURDAY EVE As stated in
our paper before, Mrs. Eliza F, wife of
Judge T J Lowe of this city, died last
Monday in Toronto. Burial is this
morning. Two daughters, Mrs. Mings of
Gatesville and Miss Genie Lowe are also
little babe of Mr. & Mrs. James
Doyle died yesterday eve.
remains of Mrs. Hughes, sister of Mrs. G
W Treher, were brought from Trinity, TX.
For interment in this city.
17, 1886 TUESDAY EVE A
Hochdeffer, formerly of this city, died
last night in St. Louis.
18, 1886 WEDNESDAY EVE A little
child of contractor Wells died this
19, 1886 THURSDAY EVE Mrs.
Maumenee left last night to attend the
funeral of her mother at Macon
21, 1886 SATURDAY EVE Died in
Homer, La. Aug. 18, Annie May, infant
daughter of M H & F L Gladden, age
one year and one month died, the infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn at
24, 1886 TUESDAY EVE Frank Wells,
a former employee in the
"Workman Newspaper" office,
died last Saturday (Aug 21)
25: WEDNESDAY EVE Mrs. Addie
S Warren, wife of John Warren, died last
night, and will be buried from the
Christian Church tomorrow.
26: THURSDAY EVE. The infant child
of Col. W H Tilson died this morning.
Lutz received a telegram announcing the
death of his brother in miss.
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C B Wills,
died at the family residence, about 4
miles from the city, day before
yesterday, and was buried yesterday
afternoon. Service by Rev. Charles
daughter of Mr. Riley, section boss on
the St. L A & Texas R R died, last
night. The funeral will be at the
residence just beyond the railroad
crossing on College Hill Street
27: The remains of the little
child of Mr. and Mrs. W H Tilson were
carried to New Boston for interment this
1: WEDNESDAY EVE: A wife
poisoner, John Sorts, was lynched in
Searcy Co. recently.
3: FRIDAY EVE. The wife of
Judge Sam W Williams, of Little rock,
died last night.
infant son of Rev. B D Jones and wife,
died yesterday. It was but a few days
old. Earlier paper said it was a girl.
4: Saturday Eve: It is
rumoved that Homer Byars, formerly of
this city, died yesterday at Hot
Springs. We hope it is not true.
6: MONDAY EVE; Mr. Willis
Whitaker died today. He leaves a wife
and three children.
Hagey's flag flies at half mast today,
as a tribute of respect to the memory of
7: TUESDAY EVE: G W Johnson died
at Bonham, Tx. Yesterday. Funeral at his
residence here, corner of Elm and Forest
8: WEDNESDAY EVE: Mrs. F M
Leatherman died at 9 a.m. this morning.
She is survived by her husband, one
daughter and 4 sons. She was a member of
the M E Church, South. Funeral at 10
tomorrow at the State Line M E Church.
9: THURSDAY EVE: Dies,
Willie , age 17 months, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dennis McArthey, at their residence
on Hazel St. this morning. Burial
remains of Mrs. Leatherman were interred
in Texas Cemetery this morning.
EVE Mr. Candler,
father-in-law of F M Leatherman, died at
his home in La. A few days ago.
EVE: F M
Leatherman, owner of the Daily Public
Opinion newspaper, has suspended
publication because of the death of his
wife. He will be back in business Oct.
1. He suspended publication Sept. 3.
18 SATURDAY EVE: G L Cella,
father of Jo Cella and Mrs. Tony
DeGrazier, died at his residence at
Wills Point, Tx. Last Friday. Jo and Mr.
& Mrs. DeGraz went there. We extend
20 MONDAY EVE: Dick
Walsh, brakeman of the T & P
railroad, died this morning , at the
Cosm9politian Hotel, from injured
received yesterday, falling from box car
at T C Junction. His remains will be
sent to his home in Tennessee.
Miss Carie Burch, yesterday morning at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M Burch , of
this city. She had been ill for a long
time, with consumption. We have known
her since childhood. Rev. Smith
conducted services after which she was
buried in the cemetery this morning.
21 TUESDAY EVE: The
little child of Mr. & Mrs. .Frank
Purifoy died yesterday at their home ,
in this city. Funeral this evening by
Elder J C Mason.
24 FRIDAY EVE:
Mrs. Anna Leach, at Cleveland, tried to
kindle a fire with coal oil.
After the house had burned , her charred
remains ere found.
La news - Sept 22, 1886 - Yesterday
morning Rev W C Dunlap, Pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, died age 69. He
came to this city in 1868 and has
continuously resided here. In 1870, he
began the now present church, seating
for 1000. He was a deeply loved citizen
of Shreveport for 17 years. All races of
people attended his funeral service
here, in his church, conducted by C F
Evans, of the Methodist Church. Events
connected to his life were related by
Rev. Dr. W K Marshall of Marshall, TX
and Rev. S A King of Waco. Closing
prayer was by Rev .Cyrus Harrington of
Mansfield, la. Pall bearers were:
R H Lindsay
R H Howell
W I Bumer
· The city council attended in a body ,
headed by A curie, Mayor. Your
correspondent will fill the editorial
chair of C McD. Puckette who is now in
New Orleans. Signed W .H. T.
Dec 1886 -
James Howard, charged with branding his
wife - James Howard Hanged by mob. WA
16 Dec 1886
UNFORTUNATE AFFAIR. James Howard
Justice Cannon on the West side was
engaged in the trial of James Howard,
charged with branding his wife with hot
branding irons. The testimony showed that
in July last Howard was married to Miss,
Mary Minchew, aged 13, residing in Cass
county, Texas. Since November he treated
her most inhumanely, hanging her up by the
toes, and a few days ago he braned the
letter "H" upon her person in
two places with a hot iron, whereupon she
made complaint. The testimony developed a
terrible state of affairs, and fully
sustained the charges, when Howard asked
this morning to get up his witnesses,
which request the court granted, and
Howard was committed to jail. Fearing
violence upon the part of the people, who
felt Justly indignant at such .barbarous
treatment of a woman, officers Edwards,
Lawler, Williams, Parker and Hargett
determined to guard the jail which they
did until about midnight and observing no
one on the streets, and all quiet,
Edwards, Parker, Lawler and Williams went
to get a lunch, leaving the other on
guard. As soon as they had left unknown
parties rushed upon the jail, broke in the
door, overpowered the remaining guard, and
took Howard out, carried him to the
railroad trestle and hung him, and when
found by the guard, he was dead. This is
an unfortunate affair, as all such
transactions are, and we regret its,
occurrence, but think that if mob law is
ever justifiable, this case was certainly
that way. Up to the hour of going to press
no clue had been discovered as to the
parties who did the hanging. WA
6 Oct. 1892
TEXARKANA DAILY DEMOCRAT - DALTONS
KILLED - COFFEEVILLE KANSAS
Bob and Grant Dalton, Tom Heddy
and an unknown member of the Dalton Gang
were killed at Coffeeville Kansas
Dalton is mortally wounded, City
Marshall J. T. McConnell, George Cubine
and Charles Brown, Shoemaker, is
Cashier Thomas Gayers, of the 1st
Natl. Bank and Lucius Baldwin, clerk of
Read Bros. store, fatally wounded, T. A.
Reynolds and Lewis Dertz slightly
wounded. All resulting from an attempt
of the Dalton Gang to rob the banks
of C. M. Condor & Co. and
1st. Natl. Bank of that
city at 9:45 am. One man
escaped but is being pursued and is
doubtless cough ere this time.
12 October 1894
C. L. Smithee, bar man at Wright's
Saloon, sold Capt. C. E. Dixon his last
drink, less than five minutes before he
was killed. He also sold Mayor Beidler
and Zack Few their last drink just
before they were killed. WA
14 Oct. 1895
Pat Doherty, once on East side police
force but later a conductor on T & P
RR, died Saturday night at the Sherman
House of consumption. WA
?Bowie County TX or Miller County AR?
Dec. 10, 1905
The following deaths were reported to the Texarkana Burial
Co. during the month of November:
|Jno J. Mangan
George W. Henrie
Mrs. Albinah Massey
Mrs. Annie Miller
Mrs. Lelah B. Shady
Mrs. Hannah Beard
J. George Knoll
Sanders B. Griffen
|Mrs. Clara Evans
D. W. Henry
In paper 1/9/1919 11 Years Ago Today in
Henry D. Bowles, formerly a
telegraph operator, recently turned
switchman, was ground to death under the
wheels of an engine in the Iron Mountain
Marie, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Parker, died of Measles and Pneumonia.
Submitted by TJU
30, 1908 Below
is an obit and I am including it on this
page because it has some History on
Texarkana. Mrs. Warde Allen Died Early
She was a Resident of Texarkana in the
Early Days and was Prominent in
History of City. SPRING
LAKE PARK Submitted
by TU. Texarkana Papers
13 Nov. 1908 PAT HARDIN AN EARLY
MAN WHO MET DEATH IN COTTEN BELT YARDS
YESTERDAY WAS CONNECTED WITH CITY'S
the tragic death of Mr. Pat Hardin, a
brief account of which appeared in
yesterday afternoon's Texarkanian, this
community loses another one of its pioneer
citizens and original settlers. One
by one the old timers are passing.
It seems only yesterday since the city was
owned and governed by a great army of
people-early settlers- a very large
majority of whom are now "numbered
with the pale nations of the dead"
Those of twenty five years ago now know
the city no more, strangers now fill their
places and are guiding the affairs of the
municipality toward a greater and better
Texarkana. Pat Hardin lived long and
saw much of the people and the events
which go to make up the history of
Texarkana. He has seen nearly all
his old time neighbors gathered to their
fathers, and now too has "Crossed the
Bar". Mr. Hardin was born in
Ireland 15 March 1853 and when a young man
came to the United States, settling at
Texarkana in 1874. He has reared a
family of nine children who are all grown
and with their mother still survive.
He has always led a quite industrious life
and commanded the respect and esteem of
his neighbors. In the early days Mr.
Hardin took a promanant part in politics
and wielded a wide influence. In
1882 he was elected street commissioner of
the Ark. side. Two years later he
was elected alderman defeating the late
Dr. H, M. Beidler by a heavy majority much
to the later's disapointment.In April 1886
he was elected city marshall defeating W.
H. Sweeny and was re-elected two years
later. He has several times
mentioned prominently in connection with
the office of mayor, but never stood as a
candidate for that position. He was
a big hearted, wholesome, man, loyal to
hia friends and generous to all. For
the past 16 or 18 years he has been
employed as section foreman for the
Belt Railroad, and was. in the discharge
of his duties when he met his death
yesterday. He was having some
necessary work done in the local yards and
stopped from one track to another, to
avoid the switch engine that was bearing
down upon him. He failed to note the
approach of a string of cars which were
being switched on the track and which
struck him . The bereaved family will have
the sympathy of the entire community in
their great loss. Requiem mass will
be conducted over the remains at St.
Edwards Church Sunday morning and the body
will be taken to the Catholic Cemetary for
burial. Following are the gentlemen
selected to act as pallbearers, B. M.
Foreman, Thomas Quinn, R. J. O'Dwyer, Paul
Reverra, W. G. Cook,John P. McShane.
21 July 1917
MOB HANGED NEGRO THEN RIDDLED HIS BODY
WITH BULLETS NEAR GARLAND
Andrew Avery, 18
year old negro who murderously assaulted
W. J. Wood, in the bottoms near Garland
last Sat. was lynched last night....NOTE:
this is the beginning of a long detailed
article on the lynching, my clipping is to
faded to read. WA
by Wayne Adcock
Submitted by TJU
W. Story Died at 1504 West 6th
Survived by two sisters Mrs. N. E.
Neighbors & Mrs. Tutt.
Tomorrow Uriah Carpenter
A. Morris died yesterday. Survived by
Wife Mrs. Morris.
Flemming Died at Mineral Wells yesterday
Submitted by TJU
H. A. Munn Dead , former pastor of the
College Hill Baptist Church
Submitted by TJU
claims Mrs. Mary Gaines, 72 wife of J.
D. Gaines. Died this afternoon at 1315
Feb. 1919 Little
River News (Texarkana) A. B. Hervey, 66,
proprietor of Garland Mercantile, and
Fay D. Searcy, 33, a book keeper for the
company, fought a duel to the death last
night in the company office at Garland
City. Both men fired five times, both
were struck by five bullets and both
fell dead with their bodies crossed. No
witnesses but T. J. Wilson, Herveys
partner, was in the store. Hervey
and Searcy quarreled about the account
books, Wilson said, and Searcy was
discharged. They met again in the office
last night when the quarrel ended in the
shooting. Searcy was a brother to
Circuit Clerk John Searcy and attorney
Bob Searcy of Texarkana. WA
Submitted by TJU
J. Herrington 75, died last night, at
the residence of his son, Arthur S.
Herrington,2302 Olive street, in this
Wed 27 Aug 1919
–Mrs. Ella LeRae, 47, of Foreman died
in a Texarkana Sanitarium Sat night.
Burial in Foreman, Survived by her
husband, J.C. McRae, six children, one
sister, Mrs. H.E. Malaby od Texarkana;
two bros. J.B. & Hnery Patton.
25, 1919 –W. B. Prestridge, believed
to be from Leary, was found dead in his
room at Francis House, cheap hotel on
Texas side, with a bullet hole in the
head. His father, J.W. Prestridge of
Houston was notified of the suicide.
30 Aug 1919 –5 month-old baby of Mr
& Mrs. O.H. Puckett, near Ben Lomond,
died Sunday. Buried in Writes Chapel
Cemetery at Paraloma.
Ernest Gill, 30, died at his home
Tuesday night. Survived by his father,
Dave Gill, 2 sisters, Misses Hattie
& Berta Gill; two brothers, Ed &
Robert Gill of Oil City, La.; a nephew,
Roy Ansley. Buried in Hicks Cemetery.
6 Sep 1919 –Fred Gibson, whose home
was about 7 miles north at Broken Bow
was killed by lightening Friday evening.
Not a death
but I sure would like to find something
on my ancestor like this to add some interesting
history to them.
Wed, 24 Sept
Texarkana 19 Sep –Andrew J,
Burgess, a deputy sheriff at Fouke, was
arrested yesterday on a warrant charging
him with “wild catting” and having
in his possession a still for the
manufacture of moonshine whiskey. He
furnished bond for $1000 for his
appearance before the U,S, Commissioner
Hudspeth on Oct. 4. (No witnesses
appeared and he was later discharged)
Mrs. Alex Bishop
died at her home in this city Monday
night at an advanced age. Burial at Oak
Hill. She had no relatives except her
granddaughter, Mrs. Sidney Keener. Her
husband died years ago.
Sat, 19 July
1919 –Mrs. Mary Odell died at the home
of her son, Jim Odell in this city,
Wednesday afternoon. She was 74 years of
age. The body was carried to New Boston
for burial in the family burial ground.
Mrs. Odell was the mother of 14
children, 7 living and 7 dead.
16 July 1919,
Cerro Gordo –Mr. & Mrs. Sager
Penny of Idabel attended the funeral of
Robert Sutton here Thursday.
a death but good info for a researcher.
Mr. & Mrs.
Wade Welch of Hicks attended the singing
at Oak Hill Sunday. They were on their
way to Goodwin, where Mr. Welch began
teaching school Monday.
Wed, 23 July
1919 – Idabel, 19 July –Friday night
about 10:15, Marvin L. Sawyer, son of
Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Sawyer of this
city, met J. M. Cobb near the home of Y.
B. Bledsoe and no one knows what words
passed until 3 shots from a pistol was
heard. Only one shot took effect. Mr.
Cobb was carried to the home of Jim
Morgan, who lives near the shooting by
H. H. Christian and Guy Old. Sawyer was
arrested by City Marshal E. E. Epperson.
Cobb is a brother-in-law of Sawyer.
Johnson, 12 year-old daughter of Mr.
& Mrs. E. T. Johnson, died Sunday.
The funeral was held at the cemetery
Monday. This is the second child the
Johnson’s lost in the last three
Sat, 2 August
1919 –Irvin McKinney, 25, MD, fell
from a building he was working on and
was accidentally killed. His wife is a
daughter of Will Rainey of Paracliftz.
Wed, 6 Aug 1919
– Ft. Smith 2 Aug – Two Killed, Five
Injured In Wreck Engineer, A. F.
Easterday of Mena and fireman Fred Holt
of Oklahoma, were scalded to death, and
5 injured when KCS passenger train #3
went into a ditch about noon today at
Bunch, Oklahoma. The injured, J. L.
Stockton, R. L. Shannon, M. E. Lincott,
Mrs. W. H. Hawkins and R. W. Green
7 Aug 1919,
Richmond –Mr. Edward Cole, who lived
on the Wilson farm, died Sunday night.
Buried at Oak Hill.
8 Aug 1919,
Foreman –Dr. J.A. Pullen died
Wednesday of heart failure. Burial at
Dollarhide cemetery. Survived by a wife.
13 Aug 1919 –A message received Sunday
night by Mrs. J. T. Cowling of this
city, Mrs. Tom Hill of Ben Lomond was
instantly killed Sunday afternoon near
Valliant, Oklahoma, when a T. O.&E.
train crashed into the auto of Dudley
Cochran, in which Mrs. Hill was riding.
Mrs. Hill was about 70 years of age.
Aug 1919 –
Texarkana 12 Aug –Near Dalby
Springs, Mrs. W. T. Smith, a widow, and
her son, A. P. Smith, a young man, had a
quarrel when the mother became excited
and died of a heart attack. The son was
seized with remorse and going to his
room, he shot himself through the head,
dying instantly. He was about 21 years
Saturday 16 April 1921 -
With 17 known dead, three score or more injured in the terrific storm which
girdled Miller Co. late yesterday. The storm came out of the southwest passing
in a direct northeasternly direction and had all the chareristics of a cyclone.
Miller County, within a distance ranging from about 5-10 miles from Texarkana,
bore the brunt of the storm and sustained the greatest amount of damage.
In the Shiloh community the school house again bore the brunt of the storm
and 15 members of the club conducted by Miss. Lana Owen were caught in the
crash, all shaken, 4 very seriously injured. Efforts to reach Shiloh Community
by auto were futial. Describing the manner which the building crashed
at Shiloh, Miss. Lina Owen said that the club had finished it's work, and
the members were preparing to go home when she heard a roaring and ask if
a railroad was near the school as the noise of a train could clearly be heard.
She said she soon realized it was a storm and the big structure collapsed.
She was uninjured and found a opening to climb out of the debries. Four of
the girls were penned under the wreckage, they were Beatrice Polk, Amy Mosely,
Esther Hake and Blanche Stanford. The bodies of C. H. Jones, Mrs. Jones,
Mrs. B. C. Haygood, Pearl age 9, Willie age 3 will be shipped to Fouke for
burial. Funeral will be tomorrow at the res. of Mrs. R. E. Walraven, surviving
sister of Mrs. Jones, all will be buried in Independance Cem Funeral for
Clarence & Lannie Roberts was held this afternoon at Shiloh Cem.
Submitted by Wayne Adcock
J. S. Jones, Charles Jones and Mrs. Charles Jones tenents
on the A. S. Potter farm, Mrs. Haywood mother of Mrs. Jones and two daus.
of the family. Carter Roberts 13 and Lannie Roberts 10 sons of Bert Roberts
of Shiloh Dewberry, Walter and Fannie blacks on W. A. Quillin place at Shiloh,
Mary Grandison wife of James Grandson on A. S. Potter farm.
Injured and expected to die
G. M. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and five blacks on the
Brown plantation Injured in Trigenti Community Sam and Mrs. Dodd, Lloyd Dodd
age 15, Cato Smith, Mrs. Sanders Orr, C. R. Babb age 10
Alice Moseley, Luther Griffith, A. H. Cox, Oscar Norseen and
his mother Mrs. Norseen, Beatrice Polk age 15, Mrs. Henry Moseley, J. D.
and Esley Vanderbilt, Clyde and Clarence Roberts, Hester Haak age 15, Amy
Moseley age 15, M. S. Boyce may die, Mrs. Ada Powell, Mrs. M. A. Roberts,
Lee Mattison age 15, Theodore Thembert, Florence Jones age 6, J. R. Lamb
19 May 1922
Choate, Texarkana policeman, died shortly
after 3 o'clock this afternoon from shooting at the hands of Hulen
Owens, when Choate attempted to prevent the black's escape after
being arrested on a charge of larceny. The negro was later captured
near Index, eight miles north of there. Officer Choate and Chief
Lummus were taking Owens in the latter's automobile to a spot where
the Negro had told the officers where goods he was charged with
stealing could be located, near the 1500 block of Pecan St. Owens
jumped from the car and headed south. At the home of Andrew Howze he
hastily entered a Chandler auto standing at the curb and was in the
act of driving off when Choate approached him and told him to remain
quite. As the policeman approached the car Owens drew a revolver and
without warning emptied the contents into the officer who was a few
feet distant. The wounded officer fired at the negro as he sank to
the ground, wounding him in the head. The Negro drove away as Lummus
came to Choate's aid........... in part....
May 1922 The Miller County Circuit court room was filled with a
crowd of curious spectators in the expectation of a big sensation
developing when the eight men arrested Sat. and Sun. on murder
charges as a result of the recent storming of the county jail and
lynching of the negro, Hulen Owens, slayer of Police officer
Dick Choate, were brought into court for formal arraignment........
OCT. 10, 1922
DEATHS REPORTED EXCEED BIRTHS IN
GARLAND TOWNSHIP LAST MONTH
According to statistics
kept in the office of Dr. L. J. Kosminsky, registrar of vital statistics
for Gaarland township, including Texarkana, Ark. there were eighteen deaths
and eleven births in the township during the month of September. Of
the eighteen deaths, nine wer male and nine female, while of the eleven
births, six were female and five male, showing the females ascendency, insofar
as reports filed in the office are concerned. In this connection attention
was called to the fact that the vital statistics law is not compulsory in
requiring that doctors or undertakers make reports, and as a result, the
matter is oft times neglected, not all of them making reports. For
the same month last year there were seventeen births and thirteen deaths
recorded, six of those born being male and eleven female, while of those who
died five were male and eight female. The following deaths (white) in
Garland township were reported to Dr. Kosminsky during the month.
WM. Clark, age 49, Sept. 7
Jenny Armstrong ?85/(35) Sept. 1
Edward Leon Robinson, 3 year and 6 months Sept. 22
Beulah Hunter, 25 Sept. 3
Essie Arthur, 26, Sept, 2
Vina Thomas, 45 Sept. 22
Mrs. W. B. Freeman, 31 Sept. 3.
Ben Watts, age 6 years, Sept. 30
Jno. W. Maxwell Sept. 6 or5
W. J. Delay, 73 Sept. 19
Sam Smith, 65 Sept 18
Francis W. Purifoy, 41 Sept 8
The following births (white) during the month of September were reported:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. David W. Chandler, Sept 9, a girl.
Robert Edwards, Sept 29, a girl.
Isah Jefferson, Sept. 22, a girl
W. A. Sanford, Sept. 17, a boy
Chas. Calvin Russell, Sept. 29, a boy.
C. B. Prescott, Sept. 23, a boy.
M. M. Franklin, Sept 7, a boy.
NOV. 15, 1922
Texas Side/ Bowie County
Following are the deaths of whites recorded:
John Bush, Malaria, October 9.
J. B. Lytle, Septicama, October 29.
Andrew C. Walker , Cerebral Hemorrage, October 10.
Leonard Elliot, October 10.
James H. Hutchinson, Paresis, October 21.
Mrs. Willie Yarberry, Dengue, October 25.
The births of the following white children were recorded during the
month of October, according to the records of Mr. Mike James, city secretary
and registrar of vital statistics on the Texas side.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ambler, 29, a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. T. N.
Newman, 29 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Compton, 7 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. A. Smith 9, a boy: to mr. and Mrs. K. R. Spearman, 13, a boy; to Mr.
and Mrs. E.E. Campbell, 13 a boy; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Cooney, 29, a
girl; to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Francis, 1 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Johnson, 1, a girl; to Mr. and Mrs. Jas R. Griffin, 3 a boy; to Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. G. Ward, 3 a girl; to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Swanger, 3, a girl; to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, Jr., 4 a girl; to Rev. and Mrs. Henry Pate, 5
a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Westcott, sr., 5, a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Bean, 5 a girl; to Mr. and Mrs. Jos M. Nall, 7 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs.
Dewey Huddleston, 8 a girl; to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Robinson, 15, a boy;
to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clark, 10, a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Keeney, 10,
a girl; to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M. Banker, 10 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Pate, 10 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. Alva Dowwns, 22 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Oldham, 22 a boy; to Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Redding, 25, a girl; to Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Harrison, 26, a boy.
|DEC. 12, 1922
According to the records of Dr. L. J. Kosminsky,
registrar of Vital statistics for this township in Miller county there
were ninteen births and nine deaths during the month of November.
The following deaths were recorded during the month of November:
J. H. Wheeler, Nov. 27
Wm. Hays, age 72, November 24
Dr. J. M. Johns, Nov. 21, age 72
Mrs. Johnie McKown, age 54, Nov. 17
Mrs. Isabel J. Martin, age 21, Nov. 17
J. B. Hillford, aged 59, Nov. 16
The following white births were reported for the month of November.
(to Mr. and Mrs.):
J. Clarence Bennett, Nov. 1, a boy; J. B. Oats, Nov 4, a boy; Frank
G. Climer, Nov. 4, a girl; Ira A. Burns, Nov. 6 a girl; H. L. Daniels,
Nov. 12, a boy; A. T. Sanders, Nov. 13, a boy; J. S. Ainsworth, Jr., Nov.
13 a boy; Rufus E. Gray, Nov. 15 a boy; Edward Lee Dorsey, Nov. 21 a girl;
W. H. Ludwig, Nov. 22 a boy; Charles V. Papas, Nov. 22 a girl; Wm. L. Peek,
Nov. 22 a girl; E. Johnson, Nov. 21 a girl.
The following white births were reported
on the Texas side during the month of Nov. (to Mr. and Mrs.):
Carl C. Clayton, Nov. 6, a girl; F. M. Henshaw,
Nov. 8, boy; Stanford G. Fisher, Nov. 17, a boy; J. T. Springer, Nov. 20,
a boy; R. D. Bennett, Nov. 21, (twins) a boy and an girl; Frank M. Trantham,
Nov. 22, a boy; Wm. C. Halett, Nov. 24, a girl; John E. Mardis, Nov. 25
a boy; John E. Mardis, Nov. 25, a boy; Mold Haymer, Nov. 26, a boy; Chas.
H. Brown, Nov. 27, a girl; E. C. Huddleston, Nov. 29, a girl; C. Cook, Nov.
29 a boy.
The following white deaths were recorded by Mr. James:
C. M. Harrison, age 43, Nov. 11, gunshot wound.
Joes, Chitwood, aged 69, Nov. 16, dengue fever.
Meyer Sewell, 13, Nov. 18, entero colitis.
James Henry; 84, Nov. 19, senility.
C. C. Barrier, 75, Nov. 19, senility.
Julia Foster, aged 50, Nov. 30, apoplexy.
Feb. 13, 1923
According to the records kept by Dr. L. J. Kosminsky,
registrar of vital statistics for the township (Garland)
The following white children were registered as born during the month
of January: Born to Mr. and Mrs.:
E. Wade Jenkins, Jan 1, boy; P. P. Yarbrough, Jan 6, boy; Jasper R.
Benner, Jan 9, girl; Guy Witcher, Jan 11, girl; Colonel W. _hugnman, Jan
16, boy; Albert Roberts, Jan 17, boy; J. H. Moore, Jan 17, boy; Wado Redden,
Jan 19 boy; James E. Wagoner, Jan 21, boy; Robt. T. Wilburn, Jan 30, boy;
George Henry Bolton, Jan 31, boy; John Norton, Jan 19, boy.
The following white deaths were recorded during the month of January:
W. A. Starkey, age 27, student Jan 9, pulmonary tuberculosis;
Mrs. M. E. Hurt, aged 67, January 10, apoplexy;
Florence Dooley, aged 1 month and 17 days, burned, toxemia;
Leslie Davis, 7 months and 21 days, Jan 30, infection following
compound fracture of the femur;
John Coulter, farmer, aged 35, Jan 31, malaria fever.
March 16, 1923
According to the records kept by Dr. L. J. Kosminsky, registrar of vital
statistics for the township (Garland)
The following white children were registered as born during the month
of February. Born to Mr. and Mrs. R_uls_ton, boy; Madie Jones, boy;
Curtis Green girl; John Higgins, girl; Roy Woodward, girl; Wm. Newland,
girl; Wm. Henderson, girl; Louis Westerfield, boy; Homer Adams, boy; Rex
Byers, girl; O. F. McClure, girl; O. C. Cooper, boy; J. W. Lewis, girl;
Don Weatherby, boy; Roy Tibbetts, girl; Jas. Braddock, boy; W. T. Perkinson,
boy; Hardy Wulton, girl.
The following white deaths were recorded:
L. J. Loahy, 45, 1118 Grand Ave., Feb 4, influenza
Hirma S. Barney, 72, 2408 County Ave., Feb 5 Myacarditis
Anna C. Richards, 77, 1012 County Ave., Feb 8 nile debility
Louis Cornett, 18 months, Artesian and Division, Feb 9, influenza
J. P. Hodges, 58, R. F.. D. No. 3. Feb 10, pneumonia
Wm. R. House, 16, 201 e. 16th St., Feb 10, blood poisoning
Wm G. Wardlow, 54, R. F. D., Feb. 18, influenza
Mrs. J. S. Willis, 27, 1022 Pearl Street, Feb. 28, tumor
Mrs. A. J. Clingman, 49, DeQueen, Ark., Feb. 27
Joe Hooker, 32, 827 Maud St. Feb 26, pneumonia
Forest Perkinso, in_ant R. F. D. T. Feb 26, insufficent heart action
According to the records of W. H. James city clerk and registrar of
vital statistics for the month of February. The following white births
were recorded: Born to Mr. and Mrs.
L. J. O. Storey, boy; Sam S. Ragland girl; Wm. T. Parker, boy; Lou U
Tipton Coner, boy; J. S. Ingledow, boy; F. P. Johnson, girl; _. Herman Remedy,
girl; Homer E. Dancer, girl; Fletcher H. Allen, boy; Conrad U. Ward, girl;
Scl. _. Rising girl; Dewey S. Renner, girl; Hug E. Malhullen, girl; Paul
Thomas Curtis, boy; A. W. Williams boy; O. P. Darby, girl; Roy Clark Blus_
girl; Harvey Rachel, girl; Paul Vance Culberson, boy; Geo. R. Grimes girl;
John T. Harding, boy; Joseph Grady Westmoreland, girl; Joe Hooper,
boy: Jno. L. Chandler, boy.
The following white deaths were recorded.
Bettie Newsome 3 months, Feb 1, malnutrition;
Mrs. Grace Leverette, 17, Feb. 7 child birth;
T. A. Matlock, 67, Feb. 8
Essie P_t_rs, 27, Feb. 8, influenza
Henry Brown 40, Feb. 18 pulmonary tuberculosis;
Sam Stover, 72, Feb. 19, heart failure
Mrs. Dora May Hatcher, 37, Feb. 19, pneomonia
J. R. Pulard, 69, Feb. 21.
April 12, 1923
According to the records of Dr. L. J. Kosminsky, registrar
of vital statistics for Garland township, for the
Month of March. The following white births were recorded:
Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank J. Hartman, RT 4 March 7, girl; R. A. Thomas, north County Ave,
March 9, girl: C. J> Garrison, 404 Kirby Street, March 13, boy: Henry
Nelson, Fairview Ave., March 23, girl; Joo A. Burk, 1602 State Line, March
The following white deaths were recorded:
Miss Alvena Curry, age 23, March 3, shock following operation;
Carl Norseen, Male aged 7 months, March 3, brechial pneumonia;
C. N. Yancy, male, aged 18, March 4 ab____;
Willie B. Fondren, male age 2 months, March 22, entero collits;
Ralph Pierce Taylor, aged 44, 603 Locust Street, March 26, angina pectoris.
According to the Records of W. H. James city clerk and registrar of
vital statistcs for the month of March., however, only twenty of these
were for the month, the others being belated in filing. The following
white births were recorded: Born to Mr. and Mrs. William G. Sweatman,
March 20, boy; Wm. Owen Parker, March 20, boy; Allen Andrew Cates, March
30, boy; Harry Lippman, March 20,boy; W. L. Rea March 20, boy; P.
G. Hickerson, March 20, boy: P. G. Hickerson, March 20, boy; Laurance David
Allen, March 20 girl: James Gufton Goodman, March 20, girl: John Elvia Wyatt,
March 30, girl; Sol Harmon, March 30 girl; James David Williams, March 6
boy; Alvin B. Jordan March 7, boy: Aubrey Wood, March 8, boy; Elvin R. Tucter,
March 7, boy; Luther Thomas Taylor, March 8 girl: John R. Pugh, March 4,
boy; Allen Bryant Aiken, sr., March 17 boy; L. H. Tittman, March 22, boy;
John Newton Lee, March 22, girl: Louis Underwood, March 26 boy: Robert J.
Patterson, March 26 boy: J. B. Buffington, March 30, girl: Clarence Barton,
March 29, boy: Clifton Earl Sr. March 30 boy.
The following white deaths were recorded:
William Jacks aged 26, March 5, Tuberculosis;
Infant daughter L. T. Taylor, March (:
Mrs. Mattie Jenkins, March 9 influenza:
Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Butler, March 22:
Norma Cleo Kennedy, aged 1 mo. March 24, con__isions:
Cal Chatman Jr. aged 8 months, March 24, influenza tonsilitis;
Walter M. High aged 68, March 25, influenza;
Lula May James, 18, March 30, tuberculosis.
Submitted by TJU
Calls J. W. Stuart An Educator.
Founder of Morning Courier and
Former Superintendent Passes Away at his
Died this morning at his home Maple
and Broad streets.
Born in Balynuea Belfast, Ireland
March 16, 1811.
16 July 1926
Giles, Arkansas policeman, was shot and
instantly killed early this morning
while attempting to arrest a bootlegger.
Giles was shot three times, his slayer
suddenly swerving upon the officer,
firing two shots in his body after he
had fallen, wounded by a bullet in the
head, jumped into an automobile and
fled. Giles died within minutes after
being shot without making a statement.
Sheriff Lish Barber and Dept. Sheriff
Bob Smith of Miller County were killed
in a gun duel with H. W. Adams, former
chief of police. During the battle Adams
was seriously wounded. WA (This
is incorrect. I know, as my grandfather,
Will Carper and his brother, Sam were
murdered August 17, 1926 on a farm in
Miller county. You can check it out at
the Texarkana Community College Library
in the microfilm files. They were
murdered by the outlaw, Kinnie Wagner,
who surrendered to Sheriff Lillie
Barber, Lish's widow. Corrected
info submitted by email@example.com
Tues. Texarkana paper: Efforts to find
relatives of G. S. Purdue who died here
on Monday December 18, were still
unsuccessful on Tuesday. The body
is being held by the Paul Reverra
Undertaking company. Mr. Reverra
has received a telegram from C. H.
Purdue of West Frankfort, Ill. asking
for more information as the description
of the man sent out from here fits that
of his brother. TJU
for John Fry, 56, deputy US marshall
will be 2:30 p.m. at the home of a
nephew, J.H. Faviell at Jefferson,
Tx. Burial in Oakwood Cem.
Jefferson. John Frye died in
a Texarkana hosp. WA
Gazette Five men mentioned as
possible candidates for the race
of Miller Co. sheriff.
WILL HARRIS -
brother of Sheriff Walter Harris who was
slain while raiding a still last July,
is the only one actually announced
opposition against Sheriff R.W.
HARRY OLIVER -
chief deputy during the brief Harris adm.
Oliver was associated with Will Harris
who was jailer during the Harris
MAGEE - who was defeated by Harris in
1930. Magee is a veteran peace officer
in Miller Co.
- Fouke merchant and landowner. WA
Jun.1934 Texarkana Gazette
J. W. Attaway, 65, pioneer Miller County
farmer died at his home one mile north
of Fouke Thursday. WA Files
Jul.1935 J. V. Attaway,61,was
found dead at his home, 509 Ferguson,
Wednesday. Burial was in Shelton Cem.
11 Oct. 1935
- D. W.
Marshall, 64 died Thursday while at work
at Savoy Hotel. Wife: 5 daus: Mrs. R. A.
Bennett, Mrs. M. G. Richards, Mrs. T. W.
Holman and Mrs. T. C. Albritton all of
Texarkana and Mrs. H. G. Buchannan of
Shreveport. 3 sons: E. D. of New Boston,
Rodney Dale and D. W. Jr. of Texarkana 2
sisters: Mrs. Ida Cobb of Houston Mrs.
Lela Garrett of Paris Burial in State
Line Cem. Dan W. Marshall 14 April 1870
to 10 Oct. 1935 Minnie Lee Marshall 1
Jan. 1875 to 4 July 1952 WA Files
The Phantom Killer Strikes
The first assault happened somewhere
near the intersection of Robison and
Richmond roads. In 1946, this was the
undeveloped countryside surrounding
Texarkana, this is also where friends
and lovers went to park. The first
victims was Mary Jeanne Larey, 19, and
her date, Jimmy Hollis, 24. WA
March 1946 the bullet riddled
bodies of Richard L. Griffin, aged 29, a
Texarkana War Veteran and Miss Polly Ann
Moore, aged 17, employed at the Red
River Arsenal in Texarkana were found in
Mr. Griffin's parked 1941 Oldsmobile on
South Robison Rd. road outside the city
limits on the Texas side of the city.
Mr. Griffin was found in the front seat
of the car and Miss Moore was found face
down in the back seat although she was
killed outside the car and placed in the
car. The girl's body had been abused.
the bodies of
Paul Martin, aged 17, of Kilgore,
Texas and Betty Jo Booker, aged 15, of
Texarkana were found on a country road
in the vicinity of Spring Lake Park.
Paul's coupe was found near the entrance
to the park but Paul's body was found
about 1.5 miles from his car near what
is now Cork Lane North of I-30. Betty
Jo's body was found about a mile and a
half away near what is now Fernwood.,
They had both been shot to death and it
was discovered later that Betty Jo had
been raped. WA
in the farm home of Virgil Starks, age
38, the Texarkana Killer strikes again.
Mr Starks' farm was located on Hwy 67
about 12 miles northeast of the city in
Miller County, Arkansas. Mr Starks was
siting in his living room near a window
listening to the radio when the killer
fired two shots to the back of Mr.
Starks head with a .22 caliber
rifle. Mrs. Kate Starks who was in an
adjoining bedroom, heard the sound of
breaking glass and ran into the living
room where she discovered her husband
slumped in the floor and ran to her
telephone where she was shot twice in
the face. Mrs. Starks, hearing the
intruder breaking in the screen door in
back, stumbled out the front door and
made her way across the road to a
neighbor to get help. It was
discovered later that the killer entered
the house and dabbled his hands in the
pools of blood. Mr. Starks died from his
wounds and his wife was taken to Michael
Meagher Hospital in Texarkana where she
was listed in critical condition. Mrs.
Starks later recovered from her wounds.
18 Jan. 1955 John T. Quillin, 73,
former Texarkana Ar. policeman died at
his home Sunday in Houston. Born 12 Feb.
1881 in Calhoun County Ar. he came to
Miller County at age 5 and moved to
Houston about 15 years ago. Survived by
his wife and 1 son:
dau: Mrs. Reese
Lloyd 4 bros: Lee and
J. M. Quillin of Texarkana
Austin and Herbert Quillin of Fouke.