|Brooks, Mr. Dogie
Brooks, while hauling feed was trying to climb up on his wagon when the mules
became frightened and jerked him under the wheels, crushing him to an extent
that it was impossible for the doctor to do but little for him. He only lived a
short while. He leaves a wife and two children who have the sympathy of the
entire community. The remains were laid to rest at Wayside cemetery. Mr. Brooks
was well liked by all who knew him and will be missed by his many friends.
The Happy Herald, 2 January 1925.
|Brummett, Flora Lee
"There is a
Reaper whose name is Death, and with His sickle keen; He reaps the bearded
grain at a breath, and the flowers that grow between." Tuesday,
January 6th, 1925 shortly after the noon hour, the grim Reaper silently
entered the home of Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Brummett and plucked one of these sweet
blossoms, just a tiny bud, which the Master let them love and cherish for
five short weeks, and transplanted it in the garden of our God. Little Flora
Lee was never very strong, and for two days she bravely battled with that
dreaded disease, pneumonia, but the frail little body failed to respond to
medical skill and the care of loving hands. It is ever hard to part with
loved ones, even though it be for a brief time perhaps, yet it is beautiful and
comforting when we can bow to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and can
say with the Apostle Paul, these light afflictions, which are for the moment
marketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.
Impressive funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. D. H. Bryanoff,
after which the little body was tenderly laid to rest in the Happy Cemetery.
‑ Flora H. Baggarly The
Happy Herald, 9 January 1925.
|Burnett, O. B.
O. B. Burnett,
for several years a resident of Dumas, one of the Panhandles pioneers and the
foremost cotton authority in this section of the state, passed away at his home
at Dumas early Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks. He had
been for some time in an Amarillo sanitarium, but had been taken home and no
hope for his recovery held for some weeks. Mr. Burnett probably knew more
about cotton culture in West Texas and the Panhandle than any living man in this
section of the state. While a resident of Hall county he was the leading cotton
raiser of the county, and since moving to Dumas had introduced cotton to the
farmers of that part of the Panhandle. He, more than anyone else, was
responsible for the thousands of acres of the fleecy staple which were planted
in virgin territory in the north Panhandle the past season. His "Burnett's
Improved Cotton Seed," developed in this county, was famous the country over.
The Happy Herald,
30 January 1925.
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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