|Sample, Mrs. Sallie J.
remains of Mrs. M. L. Sample were brought to Giddings Tuesday
morning over the Aransas Pass Railway from Burlington where she
has been living for some time. A large party of friends and
relatives met the train and went immediately to the Baptist
Church where the services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.
W. Burr. The funeral cortege then proceeded to the City cemetery
where interment was made in the family burying ground. Mrs. Sample was a
native Texan, she having been born at Union Hill, Washington
County, Nov. 14, 1854. On Sept. 21, 1871, she was married to Mr.
M. L. SAMPLE to whom she had been a devoted companion for more
than half a century. Shortly before her marriage she united with
the Baptist church and was baptized by Rev. Budd in Nails Creek
at the Sample crossing. She has been a
loving mother, and an affectionate companion, and a friend to
all. She lived a quiet, unassuming, but an earnest Christian
life. Modest and reserved, but self‑sacrificing and always
helpful to the last degree, she was loved by all. For some time she
had been in failing health and had suffered much at times, but
she has borne all her afflictions without a word of complaint.
On Monday morning she ate her breakfast with an unusual relish,
but soon complained of feeling nervous. A doctor was called, but
in spite of all human efforts, the end came about 11:30 am. She
was therefore 68 years, 8 months, and 9 days of age.
She is survived by her husband, M. L. Sample, ten children, and
fifteen great‑grandchildren. Besides, two children died in
infancy. The living children are: Messrs W. H. and R. B. Sample
of Dime Box, Roy Sample of Burlington, Dell Sample of Rosebud,
Manor Sample of Waco, Homer Sample of Ft. Worth, Earl Sample of
Houston, John Sample of Austin, and Mrs. Nora Gibson of Houston,
and Mrs. Si Youngkin of Yoakum, all of whom were present at
but Mrs. Youngkin. The News joins the host of relatives
and friends in their sorrow over the loss of this splendid
character, and extends to all sincere sympathy. Out‑ot‑town people
attending the funeral were: Mrs. W. T. Phears, Mrs. Travis Reat,
Mr. and Mrs. Max Hannes, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Henson, Mr. and Mrs.
Ples Phears, Frank McClellan, and Cari Bridges all from Dime
Box. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Reat from Lexington, and Mr. Henson and
Mrs. Prescott from Burlington. The Giddings News,
23 July 1923.
to Zoe Smith for her many
contributions and to Elaine Stone
for her many submissions. Ladies, without you, this page
would be blank.
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