|Bowen, Mrs. E. B.
Mrs. E. B. Bowen, mother of Mrs. Jack Rogers of this city died
at her home in Lamesa, Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 a.m. from a
heart attack. Mrs. Bowen had been in failing health for the past
several months but her condition was not thought to be serious.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the
First Methodist Church of Lamesa with interment in the Lamesa
Cemetery. Services were in charge of Rev. O. P. Clark and Rev.
Marrel of Abilene and Rev. Pierce of Lubbock. Rev. and
Mrs. Bowen had made their home in Lamesa since last fall at
which time Rev. Bowen became pastor of the Methodist Church
there. They had previously lived at Clarendon, Hereford,
Chilicothe, Wellington, Amarillo and other West Texas towns.
The deceased is survived by her husband, Rev. E. B. Bowen of
Lamesa and two daughters and one son, Mrs. N. W. Naylor of
Pampa, Mrs. Jack Rogers of Happy and E. B. Bowen, Jr. of
Silverton, and three grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister
Mrs. Rogers is spending the week with her father in Lamesa.
The Happy Herald, 19 September 1935.
Funeral services for Mrs. R. B. Boyle, wife of the editor of
the Briscoe County News, were held Wednesday at Melrose, NM,
the old family home.
Mrs. Boyle died early Saturday morning, June 9, in Hot
Springs, Ark. She was 43 years of age at the time of her
death. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs.
Grace Boyle was born June 22, 1892. She is survived by her
husband, R. B. BOYLE. An only son died six years ago when
Mr. Boyle was editor of the paper at Crosbyton. Mrs.
Boyle left Silverton last Thursday by train for Hot Springs.
A telegram Saturday failed to reach her husband, who had
left for Clovis, NM and the death message arrived before he
could be located.
Tom Bomar, Silverton funeral director, left Sunday afternoon in
the ambulance with Mr. Boyle for Hot Springs to return with the
body to Melrose for funeral services there at the family home
Mr. and Mrs. Boyle moved to Silverton three years ago from Vega,
where he had been editor of the Vega Sentinel. Mr. Boyle has
been editor of the Briscoe County News since that time. The Happy
Herald, 20 June 1935.
|Bridges, E. T.
Mrs. T. H. Campbell has returned from Arlington, Texas where she
was called to the bedside of her father E. T. Bridges ten days
ago. Mr. Bridges passed away last Thursday morning, Feb. 14 and
Mrs. Campbell remained until Sunday to accompany other members
of the family to Henderson, TX where they buried her father in
the family cemetery, which has been amply maintained by the
Bridges family for more than fifty years. The Happy
Herald, 21 February 1935.
|Campbell, Dr. W. E.
Dr. W. E.
Campbell, 58, brother of T. H. Campbell of this city and
physician of Ennis for 30 years, died at his home, 807 North
Preston St., Sat. night, November 16 at 8:30 following a stroke
of paralysis the previous Monday. Funeral services were
held Monday afternoon at 3:00 at the First Methodist Church with
pastor Rev. E. W. Briggs and Rev. Jerry Archer, a friend of the
family for many years officiating. The casket was draped
in a United States flag as a tribute to this beloved physician
who volunteered and enlisted in the World War, where he served
as Captain of the Medical Corps. Besides his widow the
deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. B. C. Walton of
Athens, Mrs. H. B. Nash of LaRue, TX, and a brother, T. I‑1
Campbell of Happy, and three children, Walter and Charles Edwin
Wood and Miss Cathey nee Wood, who were reared by Dr. and Mrs.
Campbell as their own. The Happy Herald, 28 November 1935.
|Springer, B. D.
Word was received
by relatives here from B. D. Springer who has been at the
bedside of his father in Houston, Miss. for the past week, that
his father died Monday night and was buried Tuesday. The elder Mr.
Springer recently underwent an operation for appendicitis and
developed pneumonia. He was 78 years old. Theodore Springer and
sister Mrs. S. S. Howell accompanied their father to
Mississippi. They will return in the next few days. The
Happy Herald, 19 September 1935.
Stubblefield, well known to people of this section of the
Panhandle, passed away at his home at Norton last Monday morning
at 7:45 after a long life of usefulness. Mr. Stubblefield
succumbed after a long period of illness. Although Uncle
Jake never lived at Happy, he was well known here, being a
substantial landowner. Also three of his children are prominent
citizens of Happy. They were at his bedside when the end came.
He was past 75 years of age when he passed away after more than
6 months of lingering illness. Among close friends from
Happy who attended the funeral were John Steele, C. C. Lollar,
Tom Lollar, and Ed Holloway.
Three of his surviving children live at Happy, Walter, Mrs. Tom
Cope, another daughter of near Wayside is Mrs. Harvey Newsom.
Mrs. Mildred Cope of Happy; children are Fender, Norton; Mrs.
Marvin Turner, and Miss May also of Norton. The Happy
Herald, 31 January 1935.
|White, J. F.
was shocked to learn of the death of one of her most beloved
pioneer citizens on yesterday
morning when the news came from Amarillo that J. F. White had
passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, August 21. Mr. White
had undergone an operation on Monday for an ailment that had
given him trouble for years. He failed to rally from the
operation and continued to grow weaker until the end came.
Although Mr. White was nearing his 82nd birthday, he was very
active and was thought by most people to be in the best of
health. He was present for the regular services at the Methodist
Church Sunday, greeting his friends as usual and seemed in the
best of spirits. Funeral services will be held from the
Methodist Church today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. with interment in
the Happy cemetery. Rev. H. C. Smith of Tahoka, former Methodist
pastor here will speak the last rites. Pallbearers will be W. L.
Frost, Ira Prewitt, White Currie, C. C. Lollar, Roscoe Ballard,
J. C. Curb, and old time friends will be honorary pallbearers.
Coming from England when just a boy, J. F. White was thrown on
his own resources at an early age and made good. He and his
brother, W. H. White, were orphans and after landing in New York
they were separated for many years, until about ten years ago. Besides being
a successful farmer, Mr. White was a skilled carpenter and
On coming to this
country he settled at Galveston for a few years, then lived in
St. Louis for a short time before going to Kaufman in 1875 where
he lived until 1901 when he came to this section. In 1901 Mr.
White moved with his family from Kaufman to Swisher county and
purchased land, one section of which is now the town site of
Happy. Soon after moving here he built the house which continued
to be his home until his death. Mr. White was very
active as a community builder and took a lead in every movement
that was designed to be for the up-building of Happy. He was one
of the organizers of the First State Bank and served as its
president for a number of years. He also served as manager of
the Farmers Cooperative of Happy, a general mercantile store
owned by the farmers themselves. He was a charter member of the
local Methodist Church and was a trustee of this institution
until his death.
was married to Miss Emma R. Rose 18 May 1874 at Galveston,
Texas. To this union were born eleven children, three of whom
survive. They are W. C.
White, Mrs. Grace Schaeffer and Miss Pearl White of Happy. Mrs.
White died Feb. 7, 1895. Mr. White was married to Miss Ida A.
Evans on Dec. 3, 1896. Their children were four, two of whom
survive. They are Ernest White, and Altie White of Happy. Mrs.
White died Feb. 23, 1916. Mr. White was married to Mrs. Sally
Painter on Oct. 30, 1921, who died Dec. 5, 1930. The deceased is
also survived by a brother W. H. White of Altus, Oklahoma, who
is present for the funeral, and 18 grandchildren. The
Happy Herald, 22 August 1935.
|Wilson, Wanda Nell
4‑‑ Wanda Nell, the 20 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Wilson was killed instantly last night when she toddled into the
path of a train. The Wilsons live near Eskota. The
Happy Herald, 6 June 1935.
Dorthy Zachry,12, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. N. Zachry of Canyon was claimed by death at 10 o'clock Wednesday
morning in an Amarillo hospital. Funeral services were held at 4
o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Baptist Church in Canyon with Rev. J. R
Hicks officiating. Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon under direction of
Blackburn‑Shaw Chapel. Besides her parents, the girl is
survived by four brothers, Eugene, Dallas, Clarence, and Blake; and by four
sisters, Mrs. C. M. Davis and Mary, Norma Zell, And Imogene Zachry, all of
Canyon. The Zachry family lived near Happy
for a number of years. The Happy Herald, 3 October 1935.
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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