Calvin Adams was rushed to the
Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo after an auto accident 2 miles west of
Canyon Saturday afternoon about 3:45, where he died about 8 o'clock Saturday
night. The Happy Herald, 19 December 1930.
|Bell, Barclay T.
services for Barclay T. Bell, 80, who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. E. S. Ireland, at Hereford were held there this afternoon.
Although Mr. Bell had been in ill health for a number of years, the direct cause
of his death was attributed to an attack of appendicitis and other
complications. Mr. Bell who was a pioneer resident of the Panhandle, was
well known in Canyon. He was the father of Mrs. Harvey Cash of this place. For a
large part of the time in the past few years he and Mrs. Bell have made their
home in Canyon with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cash and family. Mr. Bell and
family moved to the Panhandle in 1895 and settled in Castro County. He was a son
of James H. Bell, former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and grandson
of Josiah H. Bell, member of the Stephen F. Austin colony in early Texas
history. Besides his widow, two daughters,
Mrs. Ireland and Mrs. Cash, he is survived by six sons. They are: Allen Bell,
Hereford; Grayson Bell, Lubbock; Jim Bell, Barclay Bell Jr. and Calvin Bell, all
reside in California, and Albert Bell lives in Missouri. He is also survived by
a number of grandchildren. The Happy Herald, 1 August 1930.
|Bonnington, Virgie Maynard
Bonnington of Seminole, OK, formerly Miss Virgie Maynard, who at one time made
her home in Happy, died last Saturday morning at 1 o'clock of blood poisoning.
Funeral services were held in Seminole at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon and
interment was made in the Seminole cemetery. Mrs. Bonnington will be
remembered by many friends here. She was a member of the graduating class of
1925 and lived in Happy three years. She is survived by her husband and
baby, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Maynard of Seminole, OK; two brothers, Harley
Maynard, Happy; Dyer Maynard, Dimmitt; a sister, Mrs. Welsh of Dimmitt. All were
present for the funeral. The Happy Herald, 25 April 1930.
E. Staggs was born in Mississippi,
July 18, 1842, and died at the home of his son C. B. Staggs at 11 o'clock
Wednesday night, May 14, 1930. At the age of 24 Mr. Staggs joined the Baptist
Church and for 64 years was a faithful servant of God. A number of years of his young
manhood were spent in Arkansas. In 1867 Mr. Staggs settled in Gatesville, Texas,
where he was married to MISS LUCY HAWKINS. To this happy union were born 10
children, nine of whom survive their father. Three of his sons live in the
vicinity of Happy. Five sons sat by the bedside of
their father at his death. He had been a resident of Texas for 64 years. With
his passing, one more old Civil War veteran added his name to the fast‑growing
list, as he served four years under Gen. Robt. E. Lee. Twenty years ago, Mrs. Staggs
died. Since her death he has traveled life's rocky way alone. The past six years
of his life he made his home with his son, C. B. Staggs, who lives 10 miles west
of Happy. He leaves 38 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren to mourn his
loss. Funeral services
were held at the First Baptist Church at Happy by Rev. T. D. Sumrall.
The Happy Herald, 23 May 1930.
|Witt, C. E.
A very tragic
accident occurred about 7 miles east of Happy Monday evening
near 9:45 o'clock, when C. E. Witt, 77 met instant death. Mr.
Witt, who was driving a Ford sedan, had a head‑on collision with
a Curry truck. Mr. Witt, whose home is in Norton, was up here to
attend to the harvesting of his wheat crop east of Happy. He was
returning to town from his farm when the fatal accident
occurred. The body, badly mangled, was brought to the Williams
Undertaking. An ambulance from Norton arrived Tuesday to take
the body back there for burial. Mr. Witt is known
here to a large number of people who were sadly shocked to learn
of his death. He is survived by his widow, several sons and
daughters, also a number of grandchildren. The Happy
Herald, 20 June 1930.
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