Navarro County, Texas
Paul E. Allen
ALLEN - Corsicana, Texas. - Funeral services for Paul E. Allen, 70, who died at
San Angel Tuesday, were held here Thursday. A former resident of Corsicana, he
was a well-known traveling salesman in the Central Texas area. Surviving are his
wife, two sons, Pvt. Deen Allen, Jacksonville, Fla.; Park Allen, Corpus Christi
and a daughter, Miss Viola Allen, Corsicana.
A Babe's Death in a Slop Tub.
Corsicana, Tex., March 31 - Late yesterday afternoon the 16-months-old son of
Mr. T. Tilten, section foreman for the Houston and Texas Central road at Angus
in this county, met with a strange death at the section-house, six miles south
of this city. Mrs. Tilten had just nursed the little fellow and placed him on
the back porch while she attended to household duties. The little boy crawled
about on the porch for some time, but eventually approached too near the edge of
the floor and tumbled off into a fifty-pound lard can that was used as a slop
bucket, and which was nearly half full of slop water. There was water sufficient
in the can to completely submerge the child and before any one knew of its
mishap he was drowned, the dead body being discovered by Mrs. Tilten about
fifteen or twenty minutes after death is supposed to have occurred. The remains
were brought to this city this morning and buried in the
Claude B. Kennedy
KENNEDY - Corsicana, Tex., March 22 - Claude B. Kennedy, aged 26 years, died at
the home of his father, Thomas H. Kennedy, this afternoon 1t 2 o'clock after a
few days sickness.
- March 22, 1899
- Claude B. Kennedy, died March 22, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
J. H. Tate
TATE - Corsicana, Tex., March 2. - J. H. Tate of Re, this county, died at his
home in that town at an early hour this morning and was buried this afternoon.
John Lovett, his business partner, died in the same place less than a week ago.
- March 22, 1899
- J. H. Tate, died March 22, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
J. R. McAlister
M'Alister - Corsicana, Tex., March 23. - At his home on West Eleventh avenue
last night J. R. McAlister, a business man of this city, died of congestion of
the brain after a brief illness. He was buried at
Oakwood cemetery at 5 o'clock this
The Knights of Honor attending in a body.
Mary W. Ewing
EWING - Corsicana, Tex., March 31. - Mrs. Mary W. Ewing died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. H. Woods, in this city, last night, and will be buried in
Oakwood cemetery to-morrow morning
at 10 o'clock.
Son of Richard SwonsonBurned to Death.
Corsicana, Tex., April 8. - At Re, in this
county, late yesterday afternoon the 3-year-old boy of Richard Swonson met with
a horrible death by fire. The mother of the child had been working in the yard
and had a large wash kettle over a big fire, her two children playing nearby.
The mother left her washing and the children in the yard to go into the garden
to cut salad, and had only been absent a few minutes when she heard the children
Running to where they were she made the horrible discovery that her 3-year-old
boy had been almost cremated, the face and body being so badly burned that the
child was hardly recognized. The child had ventured too close to the wash kettle
and his clothing caught fire, and was beyond all hope of recovery when the
mother reached him. He died last night after terrible suffering.
Died from Meningitis.
Corsicana, Tex., April 17. - Allyne, the 3-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
William Arthur Jones, died from meningitis last night and was buried at 4:40
o'clock this afternoon.
- April 17, 1899
- Allyne Jones, died April 16, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Albert Arthur Allison
A. A. Allison, Postmaster at Corsicana,
Jul 24, 1873 - Apr 12, 1943
Albert A. Allison, 69, postmaster here since 1933, died, from a heart ailment in
a local hospital Monday. Funeral rites are planned here at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
A native of Leon County, Allison was educated at San Houston State Teachers
College, graduating with honors in 1896. He taught school and was in the
mercantile business in Limestone County until 1910 when he came to Navarro
County, entering the mercantile business here.
In 1929, he was largely responsible for the passage of an enabling measure by
the Legislature providing for establishment of junior colleges by counties, and
was a contributor to the founding of Southern Methodist University, Dallas; past
president of the local YMCA and director of the chamber of commerce.
Allison was a member of the commission from this senatorial district to promote
the Texas Centennial Exposition.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ed M. Polk Jr. and Mrs.
Johnnie McKissack, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. J. Wright, Renssalear, Ind.;
two sons, L. C. Allison, Fort Worth, and Midshipman Kenneth Allison, Naval
Academy, Anapolis; several grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. J. E. Kendrick,
Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. R. C. Thomas, Stamford; Mrs. Myrtis, Stockton, Calif., and
Mrs. Lindsey Allen, Boise City, Okla.
Mrs. E. G. Sessions
SESSIONS - Rice, Tex., April 6. - Mrs. E. G. Sessions, died April 26, 1899
Mrs. E. G. Sessions died suddenly of heart failure here this afternoon.
- April 26, 1899
- Mrs. E. G. Sessions, died April 26, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Mrs. J. Lynch
LYNCH - Corsicana, Tex., April 7. - Last evening at her home in East Corsicana,
Mrs. J. Lynch died of measles and other causes, and was buried this afternoon.
Husband and child of deceased are both down with measles.
- April 27, 1899
- Mrs. J. Lynch, died April 26, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
ELLIOTT - Corsicana, Tex., May 3 - Malva, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus N. Elliott, died at the family residence on West Second avenue yesterday
afternoon and was buried in Oakwood
cemetery this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
- May 3, 1899
- Malva Elliott, died May 2, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Mrs. V. A. Stuart
STUART - Lancaster, Tex. May 13. - Mrs. V. A. Stuart died last night of
paralysis. Her remains were taken to Corsicana this afternoon for burial.
- May 13, 1899, Lancaster, Texas
- Mrs. V. A. Stuart, died May 12, 1899
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Eugene Marshall Houston
Jun 26, 1873 - May 22, 1899
HOUSTON - Corsicana, Tex., May 22. Eugene Houston, son of Dr. B. F. Houston,
aged 26, years, died in this city this morning of consumption and will be buried
tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence. The deceased was a
printer and esteemed by all who knew him.
Martha M. (Reid) Finch
Dec 15, 1846 - Sep 13, 1900
FINCH - Corsicana, Tex., May 31 - News has reached the city of the death and
burial near Wortham of "Grandma" Finch, as she was generally known and spoken of
by her friends, at the advanced age of 81 years. She was beloved of all who knew
her and she was known to nearly everybody in Navarro county. She was the mother
of Former Superintendent of Public Schools Mat Finch and Robert Finch. The
funeral took place Sunday.
Feb 7, 1916 - Apr 25, 2005
Louise Mitchell Nelson, 89, of Denton and formerly of Corsicana, passed away
Monday, April 25, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman
Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Nelson, Billy Nelson, David Bebout and Danny Bebout.
Mrs. Nelson was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Barry to John Walter and Mattie Mack
Williams Mitchell. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. She was a
teacher for the Corsicana Independent School
District for many years teaching first grade for 28 years. She was also the
elementary school librarian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Nelson, on July 27, 1993.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Sara Nelson of
Corsicana and James and Linda Nelson of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Laurie
Reibenstein of Lewisville, Jamie Nelson of Flower Mound, Brandon Nelson of
College Station, and Brooke and Blaire Nelson of Corsicana; four
great-grandchildren; niece, Barbara Boatright of Austin; and a number of other
nieces and nephews.
Memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on
obituaries and go to the name (Louise Mitchell Nelson) to sign book and to
submit memorial message.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
John Edward McDonald
July 18, 1953 - April 21, 2005
John Edward McDonald, 51, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005, at
VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor
Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Mr. McDonald was born July 18, 1953, in Corsicana. He was a veteran of the
United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Lee McDonald.
Survivors include his father, James Russell McDonald Sr. of Corsicana; six
brothers, James R. McDonald Jr. of Dallas, Gary McDonald of California, George
McDonald of Spring Hill, Fla., Dwight McDonald of Houston, and David Chaney and
Frederick McDonald, both of Corsicana; six sisters, Dianne Fowler and Robbie
Fowler, both of Dallas, Christine Robinson of Atlanta, Ga., Ellender Johnson and
Sonya White, both of Corsicana, and Rosie Wilson of Houston; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
TEMPLE - Harold Eugene "Katy" Lewis, 81, of Temple, passed away Thursday,
April 21, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 23, 005, at Sheffield funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Tidwell
officiating. Interment will follow at Rosem Cemetery at Waco.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Harold was born on July 17, 1923 to J. W. and Mattie Lewis in Kerens, Texas.
He was a member of Bellmead Church of Christ and was actively involved in
sports. He was instrumental in building the Danny Scott Sports Complex at
Temple College. He worked as an operator for the Santa Fe Railroad and was
self-employed as a roofer.
Harold was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by
everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Bettye Lynn Lewis, Shirley Marie
Rush and Verna Jean Shanks.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Verna Lewis, of Temple sons, Ira
Wayne Lewis and his wife, Sophia, of Lubbock and Eddie Glenn Lewis, also of
Lubbock; daughter, Patsy Faye Lawrence, of Temple; 12 grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Libbie Lucille Combs
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Hazel Irene (Mitchell)
Jan 29, 1931 - Apr 2, 2005
Hazel Patterson, 74, of Fredericktown (formerly Fairfield, Texas) died April 2,
2005 at Parkland Heath Center in Farmington, Missouri.
She was born January 29, 1931 in Wortham, Texas, a daughter of Mack Robert and
Viva Lee (Renshaw) Mitchell.
On June 26, 1946, in Texas, she was married to James Bernard Patterson who
preceded her in death on March 31, 1995.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Caroline Ann Patterson; and one
sister, Faye Gist.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by one son, Cecil Patterson of Houston, Texas; two
daughters, Shelby Conley of Fredericktown, Missouri and Annie Avey of Brazil;
one brother, Henry Mitchell of Kilgore, Texas; and two sisters, Letha Goolsby of
Bossier City, Louisiana and Jimmie Lou Jackson of Selman, Texas.
She had ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Patterson was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, and sewing.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield, Texas.
Services were held April 6, 2005 at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with
Pastor Terry Skinner officiating. Burial was at Richland Cemetery in Fairfield.
Missouri services arranged by Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Missouri.
Family of Blooming Grove
Roy Kennedy, Sr. 10 July 1897 - 14 Jun 1964
Dallas Morning News, Jun 15, 1964
Roy C., Kennedy, Sr., 1214 Edwards Circle, Survived by wife, Mrs. Ella E,
[sic] Kennedy; son, Roy C., Kennedy, Jr. Chapel services Monday 2 p.m., Dr.
Dean Harrison officiating. Graveside services 4:30 p.m., Blooming Grove,
Eva Ella Barham, 17 Feb 1908 - 14 Jun 1986
Corsicana Daily Sun, Jun 15, 1986
In Memory of Eva (Sissy) Kennedy; Date of birth Feb 17, 1908; Date of
death June 14, 1986; Services Griffen Roughton Funeral Home Monday June 16,
1986 at 2:00 P.M.; Officiating Dr. Edgar Wright; Pallbearers E. O.
Barham, Sonny Barham, Danny Martin Dawson, Billy Wayne McGraw, Kenneth
Barham, Chuck Barham; Interment at
Rose Hill Cemetery; Arrangements Griffen Roughton Funeral Home Blooming
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- Roy Collier Kennedy, 10 July 1897 - 14 Jun 1964 Ella E. Barham 17
Feb 1908 - 14 Jun 1986
- Roy Collier Kennedy was born July 10, 1897 in Alabama. In 1932 he
married Miss Eva Ella Barham in Ft Worth, Tarrant County Texas. About eight
years later they had one son born, Roy Collier Kennedy, Jr., in Corsicana,
Navarro County, TX.
- Ella was born February 17, 1908 in Blooming Grove, Navarro County,
TX to the parents of Robert O. (Bob) and Effie P. (McClure) Barham. She
died June 14, 1986 in Carrolton, Denton County, TX.
Lillie Roff Hughes
HUGHES - Corsicana, Tex., June 16. - At 8:30 o'clock this morning Lillie
Roff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Hughes, died at the family residence,
on South Seventeenth street, and will be buried tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. Interment at Oakwood
"Callie" (Johnson) Carpenter
CARPENTER - Corsicana, tex., Aug 20. - Mrs. Callie Carpenter, wife of
ex-County Attorney Lewis Carpenter, died at the residence of Mr. T. W.
Carpenter, five miles southeast from the city, yesterday at noon, and the
funeral services were held her at 10 o'clock this morning. The interment was
at Dresden this afternoon at 2
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- Dallas Morning News - Aug 25, 1899
- Caroline "Callie" Carpenter, 25 Oct 1876 - 19 Aug 1899
- Lewis Carpenter remarried to Mary "Mamie" Templeton. They are
buried at the Oakwood Cemetery
in Corsicana, TX
Mrs. Z. T. (Forsythe) Hodge
abt 1880 - Jun 1945
HODGE - Corsicana, Tex., June 18 - At the family residence last evening, Mrs. Z.
T. Hodge died of malignant scarlet fever at the age of 27 years. The funeral
took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Z. T. Hodge
Mrs. Z. T. Hodge, aged 66 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic
at noon Monday.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press hour Monday but will be
held from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in
Mrs. Hodge, a native of Tennessee was the widow of the late Dr. Z. T. Hodge
and had resided in this community 41 years.
Survivors are two sons, W. C. Hodge, Corsicana, and Marion Hodge, Ft. Worth;
a sister, Mrs. E. C. Guy, and a brother Joe Forsythe both of Spencer, Tenn.
- Corsicana Simi Weekly Light - June 5, 1945
S. A. Norton
NORTON - Corsicana, Tex., May 24. - Mrs. S. A. Norton, wife of Mr. Frank W.
Norton, died at the family residence in this city last night after a brief
illness from rheumatism and neuralgia.
DIED IN ALASKA
News of a Corsicana Man Who Had Been Gone Five Years
Corsicana, Tex., May 17. - Five years ago Sam Dobbins, well known in
this county, left Corsicana to engage in work on a railroad. Northing was
heard of or from him until a few days ago, when his sister, Miss Emma
Dobbins, received a letter from Cape Nome from young Dobbins' partner
stating that young Dobbins had died of scurvy while trying to reach Cape
Nome from the Klondike region.
The letter had inclosed in it a photograph of young Dobbins and told a story
of horrible sufferings and hardships in the efforts of the party of four men
to reach Cape Nome from the interior of the Alaskan territory. Dobbins was
buried in the mountain wilds, his body being wrapped in the pelts of
animals, and his last request was that the news of his death be sent to his
people in the country as soon as possible.
The letter containing this news was dated Anvil City, Cape Nome, Jan. 5,
1900, and was written a year after young Dobbins' death.
David E. Hawkins
David E. Hawkins, the 9-year-old son of Mr. E. R. Hawkins of this city, died
of lockjaw at 5 o'clock this morning.
PATTON - Corsicana, Tex., March 30. - Mrs. Margaret Patton, aged 74
years and 24 days, died at the family residence in this city and was buried
in the family cemetery at Eureka, this county. The deceased leaves three
sons, R. E. McAnulty of Fort Worth and E. G. Patton and A. T. Patton of this
city. She was one of the pioneers of Navarro County, having come to the
Eureka neighborhood nearly fifty years ago.
Corsicana, Tex., March 28. - It is reported here that John Cranford, a
member of the Thirty-Third United States volunteer infantry from this city,
now in the Philippines, had been killed. Nothing, however, had been received
from Washington to confirm the report. Young Cranford has many relatives in
Mrs. H. E.
CLEVELAND - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 28 - Mrs. H. E. Cleveland, relict of
H. E. Cleveland, a Confederate soldier who died in the Richmond, VA.,
hospital during the war, died in the city yesterday of consumption, and was
buried this morning at 10 o'clock in
PARKER - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 23 - Mrs. Bettie Hellams Parker, wife of Rev.
Warren Parker, died at the family residence, No. 618 East Third street,
yesterday at the age of 63 years, and was buried in
Oakwood cemetery at 3 o'clock
WESLEY - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 15 - Charles Wesley, a well-known barber of
this city, died of pneumonia at 11:30 last night and was buried at 3 o'clock
O. P. Lowry
? - Jun 18, 1899
LOWRY - Corsicana, Tex., June 19., - Mrs. O. P. Lowry died yesterday at her
home in this city after a short illness. The remains were taken to Big Sandy
Mrs. O. P. Lowry
? - Nov 1954
Thursday Rites for Mrs. Lowry
Funeral services for Mrs. O. P. Lowry, 84, were held Thursday at 10 a.m.
from the Griffin Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First
Baptist church, assisted by Lamoin Champ, education director.
Mrs. Lowry, a long-time Corsicana resident, died Tuesday morning in the
Navarro Clinic. She had been in ill health for several months.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion
Auxiliary and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Surviving are two sons, Henry P. Lowry, Wichita, Kan., and A Scott Lowry,
Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dorrah, Houston, and Mrs. Zeb
Burke, Midland; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.
Marion Martin, Corsicana; a brother, J. A. Scott, Wortham, and other
Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, James King. E. C. Sears, Paul Moore, Rev
Bristow, R. L. Sims, Hood Cheney and Joel C. Trimble.
Will A. Gibson
Feb 1887 - Oct 29, 1909
FUNERAL OF WILL GIBSON.
Special to the News
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 31. - The remains of Will Gibson, who died of heart
failure in Port Arthur, as told in The News today, reached here this
afternoon and will be buried from the home of his parents tomorrow at 3
Judge J. L. Autry, general attorney of the Texas Company, arrived this
morning from Houston to attend the funeral. The deceased was secretary to
the general manager of the Texas Company.
Will Gibson graduated with a class of forty-one in the Corsicana High School
in 1904 and was very popular here. He afterward attended the Poughkeepsie
Business College, where he also acquitted himself with honors. He was a son
of J. W. Gibson and for a number of years passenger conductor on the
Hillsboro branch of the Cotton Belt Railroad.
CORSICANA MAN FOUND DEAD.
William A. Gibson Was Employed in Offices of Texas Company at Port Arthur.
Special to the News.
Port Arthur, Tex., Oct. 30. - William A. Gibson, secretary to General
Manager R. C. Holmes of the Texas Company, was found dead in his room on the
third floor of the Smith Building this morning. He retired last night in
apparently the best of health and spirits and some time during the night
died without awakening, evidently. Heart failure is the cause given by
physicians making an examination this morning. Mr. Gibson was 23 years of
age and came here in July, 1906, from Corsicana. He came to take a position
with the Texas Company. He is survived by his father, mother, sister and
brother, who lived in Corsicana.
Buried This Afternoon.
The remains of Will A. Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gibson, who
died in Port Arthur, Friday night, arrived here over the Houston &
Texas Central yesterday afternoon and were interred in
Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 p.m., the funeral taking place from the
home of the parents of the deceased on Third avenue. Rev. O. L.
Hailey officiated and an immense throng of friends followed the
remains to their last resting place.
Following is a list of the honorary and active pallbearers;
Honorary: L. S. Pinkston, T. P. Little, F. M. Cheney, W. M. Tatum,
H. G. Damon, Harry Johnson, E. O. Hyndman and E. A. Johnson; active;
Clifton Houze, Fred Smith, Alva Rankin, Homer McCammon, Arthur
Johnson, Allyn Gordon, Byron Cheney and Clyde Stroud.
There were many beautiful floral offerings and the sympathy of the
community for Mr. and Mrs. Gibson in their great sorrow is deep
seated and genuine.
Edley Edward Hail
Nov 16, 1886 - Sep 26, 1909
E. E. HAIL IS RUN OVER AND KILLED BY TAXICAB
ACCIDENT IS AT TWO O'CLOCK: DEATH FIVE HOURS LATER
Driver of Vehicle Given Hearing Before Justice Work and Released on
Bond of $250
Run down by a taxicab on North Akard street and Ross avenue about 2 o'clock
yesterday morning, E. Edward Hail, 20 years of age, was so badly injured
that he died at 9 o'clock in the morning without having regained
consciousness. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hail of Corsicana, the parents of the
young man, arrived in the city a short time before the injured man died.
Edward Hail had lived in Dallas for about nine months.
Young Hail was one of the proprietors of a clothes cleaning and tailoring
establishment at 195 North Akard street and had worked until a late hour
looking after the finishing of business on hand. In company with S. W.
Russell he had started to his room at the home of Mrs. Eulalia H.
Heare at 214 North Harwood street. They were crossing Akard street at the
Akard street and Ross avenue intersection when the taxicab having come
westward on Ross turned into Akard. Mr. Russell leaped aside and was unhurt.
Mr. Hail was not so quick and was struck, knocked for some distance and run
over by the car. He was picked up unconscious, placed in the taxicab and
hurried to Apperson's drug store on Main and Poydras streets. There he had
attention for about an hour and was then removed to his room. Drs. C. A.
McNeill, Francis D. Roelker and S. E. Milliken were summoned. A fracture at
the base of the skull and many bruises were the injuries. The young man
The body was sent by George Loudermilk last night over the Houston and Texas
Central to Corsicana for interment.
Following the death of Mr. Hail, a charge of murder was made against D. A.
Alsbrock of 93 Crawford street, Oak Cliff, and he was placed under arrest by
Patrolman J. W. Wright. He was given a hearing before Justice of the Peace
T. A. Work and released on bond of $250. He is a driver employed by the
Gallaway Taxicab Company and had been engaged for about a month. He was
almost prostrated by the shock of the accidental killing.
TAXICAB DRIVER LODGED IN JAIL
CHARGE OF MURDER AGAINST MAN WHO RAN OVER EDLEY HAIL IN DALLAS.
Edley Hail, aged 23 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Hail and who was
reared in Corsicana, was killed in Dallas last night by being ran over by a
taxicab. The unfortunate young man was formerly employed in N. L. Benson’s
dry goods store and later was cashier for Brennand & Conkling, but at the
time of his death was keeping books for a furniture factory in Dallas, and
boarding with Mrs. E. H. Hearl, formerly Mrs. Steve Smith of this city.
The accident occurred last night and soon afterwards the young man was taken
to Mrs. Hearl’s home where he died in a short while.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Hail the young man’s parents, who live at 515 West Tenth
avenue, went to Dallas this morning and will return with the remains
tomorrow and the funeral will occur in
Oakwood cemetery at an hour not
D. A. Alsbrook, the driver of the taxicab, has been arrested and lodged in
jail on a charge of murder.
Large Number of Friends Attended
Funeral of Popular Young Man.
Edley E. Hail, son of Joseph B. and Effie K. Hail, was born at
Birdston November 16th, 1886 and died from the effects of an
accident on September 26th, in Dallas, at the residence of Mrs.
Heart, formerly Mrs. Steve Smith of this city. He received from Mrs.
Heart and many other friends all the aid and sympathy that could be
Edley was a manly young man of a bright and generous nature, and to
know him was to love him.
He was devoted to his friends, and but few boys bestowed as much
affection on their mother as did he.
In the absence of his pastor, Rev. J. W. Hornbeak conducted the
The following companions of Edley acted as pall bearers: Ward
Chestnutt, George Baum, Clarence Terry, John Bowen, Cap Allen, Tom
Campbell, Liston Tatum, Willie Sweatman.
He was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 6
o’clock in the presence of a large number of friends.
The floral offerings were handsome and generous and also spoke in
silent eloquence of the high esteem in which he was held.
The Dallas Times-Herald of Saturday afternoon gives the following
account of the terrible accident which ended the life of this many
Edward Hail, twenty years old, a native of Corsicana, but who has
lived in Dallas for the last nine months, is dead at his boarding
house, 314 North Harwood street as the result of being struck by a
taxicab at the junction of Ross avenue, Akard and Ervay streets this
morning at 1:30 o’clock. The taxicab was driven by Richard Alsbrook,
93 Crawford street, who is now in custody, with a charge of murder
against him, preferred in the county attorney’s office by Police
Officer Peter Wright. Alsbrook will have an examining trial before
justice of the Peace Work this afternoon, Pierson and Pierson
“Hail, in company with S. W. Russell, a druggist, employed at Owl
Drug Store No. 2, Commerce and Ervay streets, was going to his room
when he was struck. According to the physicians who attended
him—Drs. Roelke, McNeill and Milliken—his injuries were mainly in
the head, and there are later evidences of serious internal injury
which must have caused his death.
“According to Russell, the taxicab was being driven at a terrific
rate of speed, coming west on Ross avenue, just as he and Hail
arrived at the junction of Ross, Akard and Ervay. Russell jumped to
safety, but Hail did not succeed in getting out of the way, and the
car struck him, rolling him to the street and running completely
over him. Russell could not tell where he was struck.
“Russell says the chauffeur stopped his machine as soon as possible,
but that it had proceeded at least fifty yards before he could bring
it under control. As soon as he stopped, the driver rushed back to
where Russell was bending over the injured man. He was unconscious
and Russell and Alsbrook picked him up, placed him in the taxicab
and hurriedly drove to Apperson’s drug store, where Dr. Roelke gave
At the drug store the injured man was kept for over an hour,
Alsbrook the chauffeur remaining with Russell and the doctor the
“About 2:30 o’clock Hail was taken to his room at 311 North Harwood
street, where Drs. McNeill and Milliken were later called in. He
never regained consciousness, and raved in delirium, continually
call; “Turn me loose,” and other unintelligible words.
Russell works nights. He frequently meets automobiles coming down
Ross avenue on his way home and says they invariably turn into Ervay
street. He expected the taxicab to so turn, and was surprised when
instead, it dashed into Akard street. Anticipating that it would
turn into Ervay, he jumped to one side and so escaped a collision.
Hail, he says, did not appear to know which way to dodge, and was
hit fair and square.
“Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hail of Corsicana, parents of the dead man,
arrived in Dallas at noon today, in response to telegrams sent them.
They will accompany the body to Corsicana on the south bound Houston
and Texas Central train tonight at 8:30 o’clock, interment being
held at Corsicana tomorrow. The body was prepared for shipment to
Corsicana by Undertaker Loudermilk.
“Alsbrook was taken into custody this morning by Officer Wright, at
his home in Oak Cliff. He was brought to the city and for a time was
in the city hall police station. He did not comment at any length on
the accident, except to express his sincere regret, that it had
The Dallas News of Sunday morning stated that Alsbrook had been
released on $250 bond and was almost prostrated with grief on
account of the accident.
Oct 13, 1960 - Apr 27, 2005
Memorial services for Chelmer “Chel” Satterwhite, former resident of Teague,
will be at 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Teague with the Rev.
Darrel Beggs officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery at a
Chel was born Oct. 13, 1960, in Fairfield and passed away April 27, 2005, at
the age of 44. Chel was a Baptist and graduated from Teague High School in
1979. He was a fireman’s apprentice mate while in the U.S. Navy. He had
lived in Corsicana for the past 20 years and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Edith “Babe”; two sons, Bud Satterwhite and wife
Brianna and Mac Satterwhite; and three grandchildren, Brianna Satterwhite,
Lane Verminlien and Cameron Satterwhite, all of Corsicana; father, Chelmer
Ray Satterwhite Sr.; two brothers, Kelley Satterwhite and wife Angela and
Chad Satterwhite and wife Lana; and nephews, Kenny, Kevin, Trent, Zack and
Drew Satterwhite, all of Teague.
Chel was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Satterwhite; and
grandparents, Buddy and Ruby Satterwhite and John and Rosa Mae McNutt.
Arrangements by Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home, Teague.
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