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Carolyn Griffith
County Coordinator
Elaine Stone


Obituaries 1923

Sample, Mrs. Sallie J. GIDDINGS, TX‑‑The 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 the funeral 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.

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