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Obituaries 1935

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 also survive.  Mrs. Rogers is spending the week with her father in Lamesa.  The Happy Herald, 19 September 1935.
Boyle, Grace
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 Wednesday.  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, Jake Uncle Jake 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. Happy 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 brick mason.  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.  He 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 SWEETWATER, JUNE 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.

Zachry, Dorothy 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.

Special thanks 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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