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OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Recorded in THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 11 April 1885 - 27 August 1887
Contributed by Karen Locher
(to be continued)

These obituaries are listed by date. To search by name, use the "Control F" feature and enter the name.

See also "OBITUARIES FROM THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE" taken from the "100, 50 and 25 Years Ago" column

New in September:

11 Apr 1885 RUPLEY, William - b. 1812, d. 27 Mar 1885
25 Apr 1885 CASSELS, Mrs Sarah - d. 11 Apr 1885 (GOLIAD GUARD)
KING, Capt. Richard - b. 10 July 1825 d. Apr 1885 (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS)
McNEILL, John Archibald - d. 21 Apr 1885
2 May 1885 ARMSTRONG, J.E. - b. 5 Mar l86l, d. 28 Apr 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
CARTER, JULIA - d. 1 May 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
KIRKPATRICK, Mrs. Louisa Heaton - d. 20 Apr 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
16 May 1885 LEVI, Sol
23 May 1885 MINOT, S. L. - d. 11 May 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
30 May 1885 MILLER, Mrs. E. - d. 28 May 1885
CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Emma - d. 28 May 1885
HATHAWAY, Woodbury - b. 1825, d. 27 May 1885
6 June 1885 GERLOFF, Edith - infant (CUERO BULLETIN)
FRETWELL, Dr. John R. (CUERO BULLETIN)
COOKSEY, R. A. (GOLIAD GUARD)
DUNN, Mrs. Gussie
CARTER, Julia L. - d. 1 May 1885 (memorial)
13 June 1885 VON DOHLEN, Charles - d. 9 June 1885 (Goliad)
MANTZ, Mrs. Anna
CARTER, Cornelia A. - d. 9 June 1885
CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Emma (tribute)
20 June 1885 LEEK. F. - d. June 1885 (?) (CUERO STAR)
WHEELER, L.C. - d. 18 June 1885
McGEHEE, J. D. - d. 17 June 1885
MILLER, Mrs. E. (correction of obituary dated 30 May 1885)
CAHILL, infant
27 June 1885 MORRISON, James - d. 24 June 1885
4 July 1885 MORRISON, James (memorial)
11 July 1885 BRUMFIELD, G.W. - d. 29 June 1885 (GOLIAD GUARD)
18 July 1885 GOMILLA, M.J. - d. 4 July 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
WAGNER, Mary
CARTER, Cornelia (memorial)
25 July 1885 GUGENHEIM, Jacob - d. 20 July 1885
1 Aug 1885 ASHER, Thomas - d. 4 July 1885
8 Aug 1885 WHITEMAN, Mack
15 Aug 1885 WERNER, F. (CUERO BULLETIN)
SAMUELS, Harrison - d. 8 Aug 1885
STANLEY, George Moore - d. 9 Aug 1885
WHITEMAN, Mack - d. 2 Aug 1885
29 Aug 1885 HENSLEY, Will R.
AIRHEART, Ennis Earl - infant
5 Sept 1885 SECRIST, Andrew (CUERO BULLETIN)
THOMSON, William
19 Sept 1885 GARRETT, Mrs. L. (EDNA PROGRESS)
3 Oct 1885 THOMAS, Jennie (CUERO STAR)
LUCAS, Mrs. B. W. (CUERO STAR)
WILLIAMS, ____ - d. 18 Sept 1885 (GOLIAD GUARD)
LUDER, infant
GRIFFITH, infant - d. 29 Sept 1885
17 Oct 1885 CANFIELD, Miss Nellie F. - d. 15 Oct 1885 (CUERO STAR)
CAMPBELL, Mrs. N.E. (Goliad)
24 Oct 1885 OVERMAN, Mrs. M.E. - 6 Oct 1885 (GOLIAD GUARD)
HATCH, Capt. Sylvanus
31 Oct 1885 BLAKE, J. H.
WEISIGER, Capt. W. J.
LINN, JOHN J. - d. 27 Oct 1885
WEISIGER, Annie
7 Nov 1885 GRAVES, Mrs. Martha E. - d. 18 Oct 1885 (CUERO BULLETIN)
TAYLOR, Mrs. Susan - d. 16 Oct 1885 (CUERO STAR)
HATHAWAY, Mrs. Maggie - d. 3 Nov 1885
14 Nov 1885 HATCH, Sylvanus (obituary)
21 Nov 1885 BUHLER, Theodore Jr.
28 Nov 1885 CLARK, Joe (GOLIAD GUARD)
HATHAWAY, Charles Woodbury - d. 26 Nov 1885 (infant)
ARMSTRONG, Capt. Geo.
3 Dec 1885 PHELPS, Lizzie Grace - d. 28 Nov 1885
12 Dec 1885 TRADER, Jules
BRUNNER, Fritz (CUERO STAR)
CLARE, Willie - b. 24 June 1885 d. 7 Dec 1885
19 Dec 1885 CLARE, James William - d. 7 Dec 1885
26 Dec 1885 ALLEN, Ida
STOUT, 0. B. (GOLIAD GUARD)
SIMS, Solomon
RICHARDSON, B. J.
REEVES, John
2 Jan 1886 DAVIS, ___ - (Goliad)
McCRABB, Joseph - (Cuero)
9 Jan 1886 KING, Mrs. May
COLE, Amelia C. - d. 24 Dec 1885 (Goliad)
16 Jan 1886 THEUM, infant - d. 2 Jan 1886 (Goliad)
MERCER, Jemima - d. 9 Jan 1886 (Jackson County)
23 Jan 1886 WOODRUFF, Seth (Goliad)
HORD, Jesse, Reverend (Goliad)
Feb. 1886 Missing
27 Mar 1886 MILBY, ___(EDNA PROGRESS)
ROGERS, John (Indianola)
HARMON, Alfred
JACKSON, Steve (Indianola)
3 Apr 1886 TERNAU, Major Charles - d. 28 Feb 1886
10 Apr 1886 McCAMPBELL, W.E. - (GOLIAD GUARD)
RAHTGENS, John (CUERO STAR)
HARRIS, Sam
17 Apr 1886 BROWN, William (CUERO STAR)
EICHLITZ, Charles (Indianola)
24 Apr 1886 LEDISMA, Manuel (Refugio)
HAHN, Marguerite - b. 19 Aug 1808, d. 23 Apr 1886
8 May 1866 MERNITZ, Frederick
5 June 1886 St. JOHN, Albert
BOYCE, Dr. W. W. (CUERO BULLETIN)
12 June 1886 KELLEY, Tim (Jackson County)
26 June 1886 GUGENHEIM, Flor - b. 1818 d. 21 June 1886
BUHLER, Mrs. ____
3 July 1866 BICKFORD, Will
GREEN, Sanders
10 July 1686 SITTERLE, Bertha (Sister Scholastic)
31 July 1886 VAN BIBBER, Major - d. Feb 1884 (Probate)
TIPPETT, Katie
WHALEN, M. (Refugio)
21 Aug 1886 Indianola Storm
REED, Capt.
ROSENCRANZ, Dr. H.
LEWIS, Dr. ____
KLOPF family
SHEPHARD, Mrs. ____
LUTHER, Mrs. Max and 2 children
Unnamed woman
SHEPHARD, Henry
28 Aug 1886 Indianola Storm
HODGES, Mrs. Dr.
CROOKER, Mrs. L. M.
LUTHER, infant
HODGES, child
LEWIS, Dr. David
REED, Capt.
ROSENCRANZ, Dr. H.
CROCKETT, Jim, wife and mother-in-law
DAVIS, Ed and 3 children
EAGAN, Emma
unknown aged German
unknown Negro woman
EAGAN, Nancy

Lost at Saluria during Indianola storm
MEAD, Betty and 2 children

Lost in Matagorda Bay during Indianola storm
MOORE, Capt. William, wife and 3 children
MOORE, Adolph, wife and 3 children

4 Sept 1886 MORRIS, B. - d. 25 Aug 1886
NEID, John - d. 30 Aug 1886
18 Sept 1886 WILLIAMS, Mary T.
25 Sept 1886 POWER, James (Refugio)
2 Oct 1866 O'NEILL, Mary (Lavaca)
9 Oct 1886 PULLEN, Henry (Karnes County)
23 Oct 1886 SIMPSON, John - d. 7 Oct 1886
30 Oct 1886 TIPPETT, Amy - d. 17 Oct. 1886
6 Nov 1886 ROGERS, Maria - d. 2 Nov 1886
13 Nov 1886 PEEBLES, Marian Blake - d. 29 Oct 1886 (CUERO STAR)
20 Nov 1886 CLOVAN, Michael
GRIFFITH, infant
ALEXANDER, infant
O'Conner, infant
27 Nov 1886 WALTERS, Mrs. J. B. (San Antonio)
4 Dec 1886 DUKE, S. A. - d. 13 Nov 1886
SOUTH, Willie
KELLEY, John
18 Dec 1886 BENTLEY, W. F. (Abilene)
8 Jan 1887 SLOAN, Deputy Marshall L.A.
CLARK, Amelia Pauline - d. 31 Dec 1886
FENNER, Martha J. - d. 6 Jan 1887
BRIGHTWELL, C. R.
14 Jan 1887 WIMBISH, J. A.
15 Jan 1887 FENNER, Martha J. - b. 18 Oct 1828 d. 6 Jan 1887 (obituary)
22 Jan 1887 TARDE, Victoria - (Castroville)
BYRNE, Daisy
OLIVER, Robert
SLOAN, Llewyn - (Obituary)
29 Jan 1887 GIVENS, John S. (CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER)
PATTON, Mrs. Jno. W. (GOLIAD GUARD)
FRY, Benson (GOLIAD GUARD)
5 Feb 1887 HOARD, Daniel (probate)
WILLIAMS, Little Joe (GONZALES INQUIRER)
BROWN, Mollie (HALLETSVILLE HERALD)
JANIESON, Eugenie - d. 3 Feb 1887
12 Feb 1887 SITTERLE, Mrs. Agnes - b. 7 Apr 1822 d. 6 Feb 1887
19 Feb 1887 WILSON, Mrs. Julia
26 Feb 1887 STONEBREAKER, Mrs. Cora (CUERO STAR)
TYLER, Mamie (GONZALES GAZETTE)
5 Mar 1887 WEBB, ____ (GONZALES INQUIRER)
GUGENHEIM, Mike
12 Mar 1887 MENKIN, Mrs. F. 0. (HALLETSVILLE HERALD)
WHIPS, Emma (infant)
ROBERTSON, Felicia - d. 4. Mar 1887
GIESLER, _____
19 Mar 1887 SEELIGSON, Henry (GALVESTON NEWS)
BURKETT, Mrs. Mary (CUERO BULLETIN)
CUMMINGS, Mrs. Annie - d. 5 Mar 1887 (GOLIAD GUARD)
MACIZE, Miss Bertha (GOLIAD GUARD)
CLARK, Mrs. H. (HALLETSVILLE HERALD)
KRAHMLER, Mrs. Catherine - d. 17 Mar 1887
2 Apr 1887 BARROW, R. H. (probate)
SCHUETTE, Fred
9 Apr 1887 FENNESSEY, Mrs. Mary (Refugio)
MAY, Pat (CUERO STAR)
PALMER, Mrs. ____ (CUERO STAR)
CLARE, Infant (BEEVILLE BEE)
PETTUS, MRS. J.M. - d. 26 Mar 1887 (GOLIAD GUARD)
HEATH, Ada
16 Apr 1887 HEATH, Ada Cornelia - d. 4 Apr 1887
PUTMAN, Mitchell (GONZALES INQU1RER)
PETTUS, Fannie Foster (CUERO BULLETIN)
HEATON, MRS. J. C. (burial)
23 Apr 1887 WOFFORD, Webb (CUERO BULLETIN)
BURKHART, George - d. 6 Apr 1887 (WHARTON INDEPENDENT)
BILSTINE, Aug.
FOX, Valley (EDNA)
30 Apr 1887 LOOT, ____ (GOLIAD GUARD)
7 May 1887 LAND, ____
14 May 1887 ALDRETE, Senor Da. Candelaria de Leon - d. 2 May 1887
27 May 1887 HUFF, Wm. (Goliad)
4 June 1887 SCHLEY, Julius
GOUX, Mother Superior Aglae (CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER)
18 June 1887 SCHELLENTRAGER, H. (probate)
SCHUETTE, Frederick (probate)
25 June 1887 BROWN, Col. W. N. (Gonzales)
STUART, Elenore Mary - b. 28 Feb 1870 d. 21 June 1887
2 July 1887 FLOYD, Birdie
DAWKINS, Susan
THOMAS, Willie (infant)
16 July 1887 URBAN, Anna
TAYLOR, Sam T. (Waelder)
23 July 1877 DICKSON, Mrs. Alice W. - d. 19 July 1887
30 July 1887 PERRY, Gallam - d. 20 July 1887
6 Aug 1887 LOVETT, George (Inez)
13 Aug 1887 HYNES, Judge John - d. 6 Aug 1887 (Refugio)
20 Aug 1887 McKINNEY, Ansell - d. 6 Aug 1887 (Goliad)
SCHMIDT, ____ (child)
27 Aug 1887 TRAYLOR, Willie B. - d. 22 Aug 1887
to be continued

OBITUARIES from THE ADVOCATE "100, 50 & 25 years ago" column (alphabetized)

ADLER, TOBE WOOD
November 29, 1951 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
TOBE WOOD ADLER, 50, Victoria county rancher and horse fancier, died at his ranch residence on Refugio Highway today. ADLER was a lifelong resident of Kemper City community and the son of CHARLES M. ADLER, breeder of pure-blooded cattle and thoroughbred horses, who came from Germany with his family in 1852 to settle at Seadrift.

ALLNOCH, MRS. CAROLINE
20 May 1931, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Victoria turned out almost en masse today to pay its last respects to one of its most useful citizens, MRS. CAROLINE ALLNOCH, approaching 88, a civic leader for over half a century, whose well spent life came to a peaceful end Tuesday evening at her home at 201 North Glass Street.

ARNOLD, MRS. ESTHER
31 October 1850, THE TEXIAN ADVOCATE
Victoria, deceased Sunday eve last after illness of several months. Aged about 70 years, she migrated to Texas from Illinois in 1848. She was the mother of esteemed citizen Capt. J.O. WHEELER.

BIANCHI, LOUIS
March 25, 1907, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
PAUL BIANCHI this morning at 8:40 o'clock received the following cablegram from Milan, Italy, in Italian, which being translated reads as follows: "Our father died today." No particulars were given. The cablegram was in reference to Mr. LOUIS BIANCHI, who had just arrived in Milan from Victoria about two weeks ago. The cable was from PAUL BIANCHI's widowed sister who resides in Milan. LOUIS BIANCHI was 71 years old on the 1st day of December 1906. He came to this county from Italy in 1885 and had lived here nearly 22 years. In addition to his daughter residing in Milan, Mr. BIANCHI is survived by seven children living in Texas, six of whom live in Victoria County. They are VINCENT, JOE, PAUL, JOSHUA, Mrs. F.N. FOSSATI and Mrs. DEPINE, another daughter, Mrs. EM. FELLBAUM, resides in Comfort, Texas.

BINGHAM, MRS. HELEN M.
Wednesday, April 15, 1908 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Mrs. HELEN M. BINGHAM suffered a stroke of apoplexy last night about 9 o'clock shortly after she had retired and never regained consciousness for any length of time, expiring at 11:30 o'clock. Mrs. BINGHAM was born in Mississippi on June 19, 1836, and came to Victoria with her father, J.T.SHANKS, who died many years ago, from Nacogdoches in 1852. She married PETER R. BYRNE, who died in 1866, shortly after coming here. To this union were born five children, three of whom survive: W.E.BYRNE, MRS. IDA M. JAMES, and EUGENE BYRNE, all residents of this city. By her second husband, W.T. BINGHAM, whose death occurred in 1878, she had two children, one of whom is living: Mrs. JAMES WARBURTON of DaCosta, this county. Mrs. BINGHAM was at one time one of the largest landholders in this county, and at the time of her death possessed a handsome estate. She was a kind and charitable woman and the news of her demise will cause keen sorrow among her many friends and acquaintances. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from her late residence, Rev. JOHN B. HUDSON to officiate. Interment will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery.

BROWN, CLARENCE SR.
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Tuesday November 30, 1971
Funeral services for CLARENCE H. BROWN, Sr., 70, of Bloomington, who died Saturday morning in a local hospital after an illness of 5 months, will be held at 1 pm Wednesday at St. Peter's Baptist Church.
The Rev. A.L. RAY will officiate, with burial in Jewett Cemetery under direction of Barefield Funeral Home.
Mr. BROWN was born September 5, 1901, in Bloomington. He was a retired employee of the T.P. TRAYLOR ranch and was a member of Primitive Baptist Church. He was the son of the late JAKE and BETSY BOOKER BROWN.
Survivors include his wife, HORTENSE, of Bloomington; a daughter, Mrs. ESTELLA YARBROUGH of Austin, five sons, W.B. BROWN of Victoria, S1c(?) THEODORE BROWN, serving in the Army at Long Binh, Vietnam, CLARENCE BROWN Jr. and DONALD JONES, both of Bloomington, and DANIEL BROWN of Marion Texas; a sister, Mrs. EDITH FIELDING of San Antonio; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be JOHN ALLEN BAREFIELD, HAYWOOD BAREFIELD, ENNIS BAREFIELD Jr., DONNIE N. BAREFIELD, WILLIE CHARLESTON and O.C.MIKE (?).
Honorary pallbearers will be JOHN KING Sr., EDWIN HARVEY, NATHAN HILL, SYDNEY RYDOLPH, C____ HARDEN, SHELBY SPELLS and SAM BROWN.

BROWNSON, MRS CATHERINE McDOW
March 12, 1932, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church this afternoon at three o'clock for Mrs. CATHERINE McDOW BROWNSON, 85, a civic leader for over half a century and one of Victoria's most useful and charitable citizens, who died at her home at 308 West Stayton Avenue Saturday morning after an extended illness.

BURKETT, ALEXANDER R.
September 2, 1930 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
ALEXANDER R. BURKETT, 51, a drought-stricken farmer from Burkett, Coleman County, who came to Victoria County last week with his three sons and two daughters to pick cotton, died on the JOHN HOSEK farm at DaCosta Monday afternoon following an attack of acute indigestion.

BUXKEMPER, CLARENCE
February 18, 1955 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
A Victorian was killed 10 years ago Friday on D-Day at Iwo Jima. CLARENCE BUXKEMPER, 24, a chief pharmacist's mate in the Navy was hit while tending wounded leathernecks of the Fifth Marine Division. He died half an hour after the bloody, heroic and strategically important landing on the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. His mother, Mrs. MINNIE BUXKEMPER, of 206 n. DeLeon and his wife, RUTH, of Hollywood have few details beyond those supplied by terse official telegrams from the War Department.

CARROLL, TERESA
Fri. 9-8-1905, BEEVILLE BEE NEWSPAPER
Died in Mexico: A peculiar sadness is attached to the death, on the 31st ult. Of Miss TERESA CARROLL, while on a visit to Puebla, Mexico. Though a resident of Victoria, by her frequent visits of Beeville, spending each year a month or two with her aunt, Mrs. W. H. GEORGE, Miss Carroll had become identified with the young people of this city. Miss Carroll was in the twenty-fourth year of her age and a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. C. CARROLL of Victoria, and prominently connected in this section of the state. A couple of months ago she left with her aunt, Mrs. W. A. WOOD, on a tour of Mexico. At the time of her death they were sojourning in Puebla where they expected to remain until winter. A telegram to her parents announcing her death came as a thunderbolt. Owing to the intricacy of the Mexican laws, considerable difficulty and great expense had been incurred in securing permission for the removal of the remains to this county. It was not until Tuesday that Mrs. Woods started on her journey homeward. The remains are expected to arrive in Victoria this morning to find a resting place in the family burial plot.

CHARLESTON, ESTHER
Victoria TX, Friday February 28, 1941
Funeral services will be held at Bloomington Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock for ESTHER CHARLESTON, whose death occured in that town Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock following an illness of several months. Reverend W.D. CLARK will officiate and the Lytle Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. The deceased is survived by her husband, WILLIE CHARLESTON, six daughters and three sons, all of Bloomington.

CLARK, MRS. G.W.
November 15, 1931 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
The out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Mrs. G.W. CLARK were: Mrs. BEACH and Mrs. KIDD of Kingsville, B. McKENZIE and Miss CECILIA KELLEY of Refugio, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. CAD, Mrs. W.E. EYRING, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL ACKMAN and daughter, Mrs. H.A. RAPPE, and Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SCHRADER of Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. M.A. MAY of San Antonio.

COHEN, IKE
March 28, 1932, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services will be held at the family home of 1208 Cunningham Street Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock for IKE COHEN, 59, city fire marshall, former city secretary, and first president of the Texas State Fire Marshal's Association, whose death occurred at the DeTar Hospital shortly after midnight last night. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. In addition to his wife, Mr. COHEN is survived by three sons, J.D., LeROY and LESLIE.

CRAIG, SIMON
November 8, 1957, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
SIMON CRAIG, who was said to have been the oldest living native-born Victorian, died Wednesday night just a year and a half short of the 100th birthday that had long been his goal. Death came at his home on Gravel Pit Road. CRAIG was born here before the Civil War and never left, except to take an occasional herd of cattle up the Chrisholm Trail.

DEATHS IN VICTORIA COUNTY FOR MARCH
April 19, 1905, THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Deaths in Victoria County for the month of March as reported to County Clerk KLEIN: EDWARD SMITH, March 5; MARY JANE NORTON, March 17; DAVE BOOKER, colored, March 6; CHARLES TIPTON, March 5; Mrs. GEORGIA WAGNER, February 23; JOHN MALCOM, February 28.

de la GARZA, MRS. M.J.
December 26, 1927 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Mrs. M.J. de la GARZA, 97, born in San Antonio in 1830, several years before the siege of the Alamo, and for over half a century a resident of Victoria, died at her home here Dec. 24.

DeLEON, ALFREDO
March 3, 1906 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
ALFREDO DELEON, great grandson of MARTIN DELEON, the impresario of Victoria de Guadalupe, died this morning of pneumonia at his residence in Mission Valley. He had been sick only 11 days. He was a single man and was about 36 years of age. The remains will be interred at the Catholic Cemetery tomorrow morning.

DeLEON, MARIA JESUS
January 3, 1930 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Miss MARIA JESUS DeLEON, 89, granddaughter of DON MARTIN de LEON, the empresarrio who founded Victoria in 1824, died of the infirmities of old age Thursday morning at Mission Valley at the home of her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. ALONSO S. de LEON, with whom she resided. She was the daughter of FELIX and SALOME LEAL de LEON, deceased. She had four brothers, PATRICIO, SANTIAGO, SYLVESTRE and SAMUEL de LEON, who were prominent in the early affairs of the county, and one sister, Mrs. OLIVIA LOZANO, now all deceased.

DeLEON, MARTIN P.
December 12, 1955 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
MARTIN P. DELEON, 46, a descendant of the original Spanish family which founded the City of Victoria, died in the hospital in Port Lavaca at 8:50am Sunday, following an extended illness. Mr. DELEON was born in Victoria County Oct. 23, 1909, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. DELEON.

DOLD, Dr. W.A.
August 30, 1904 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE
Dr. W.A. DOLD died at his home in Kimble County last Thursday night. He was 46 years of age. Dr. DOLD was born and raised in Virginia. He came to Texas in 1886 and located at MISSION VALLEY, where he established a satisfactory and substantial practice. In the year 1889 he was married to PAULINE RIVES. The following year he moved to the Republic of Mexico, practicing his profession in the cities of Monterey and Tampico. Losing his health, he returned to Texas and located in Goliad County in 1898, where he continued to practice until 1902, when he cast his lot with the people of Kimble County.

CHARLES A. (JACK) FAGAN
October 15, 1933 THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
The funeral of CHARLES A (JACK) FAGAN, 53, well known ranchman of the San Antonio River community, who died yesterday will take place this afternoon from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. MATTHEWS.

FLY, MAJOR G.W.L.FLY
January 27, 1905 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE
Major G.W.L. FLY, a well-known Confederate veteran, a prominent lawyer and a leading citizen of this city, dropped dead of heart failure in his office in the Thurmond Building this morning. The news of his death will be received with keen sorrow by his many friends and acquaintances throughout the state.

FLY, MRS. CALLIE BELL
June 16, 1929 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE
Mrs. CALLIE BELL FLY, who would have been 94 years old in December, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. JOSEPH L. HILL, in San Antonio Saturday morning. Mrs. FLY was the widow of the late Major G.W.L. FLY, eminent South Texas jurist who located in Victoria with his family in 1888, and whose death occured in 1905. Following his death Mrs. FLY located in San Antonio.

FROMME, ANNY MARIE THERESA
September 10, 1945 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services were held from the MUSKE Funeral Home Chapel this afternoon at 4 o'clock for Miss ANNY MARIE THERESA FROMME, 84, who died in a local hospital snday morning at 2 o'clock. Burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. J.C. FELGER officiating. Pallbearers were JAKE HUMMEL, ALBERT ANGERSTEIN, GUS JACOBS, GEORGE HOLZHEUSER, ALEX FISHER and D.D. HILLER. A native of Goliad County, Miss FROMME was born on July 6, 1861, the daughter of LEVIN FROMME and Mrs. DORA RUPPRECHT FROMME, natives of Germany, deceased. She had resided in Victoria County for 66 years, moving here from Goliad. Her parents came to the United States in 1848. Surviving are one brother, JULIUS FROMME of San Antonio; one sister, Miss IDA FROMME of Victoria; and six nephews, GORDON E. MEYER of Corpus Christi; G.W. MEYER of Galveston; CLIFTON, JOHN J. and GILLIG FROMME; and JEROME HEINZ.

FROMME, LEVIN and DORA
May 19, 1911 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE (DORA, November 17, 1918)
LEVIN FROMME, a well-to-do farmer of this county, aged 73 years, died at his farm eight miles southeast of Victoria this morning about 8 o'clock as a result of a gunshot wound in the head, self-inflicted. Mr. FROMME was a native of Germany and came to this country in 1857, settling in Ohio. He moved to Texas a few years later, settling in Goliad County and had resided in this county for the past 21 years. He had been in bad health for the last two years and a few days ago became very despondent over this condition, refusing to eat or drink anything. Mr. FROMME is survived by his wife and four children: Misses ANNIE and IDA FROMME and ADOLPH FROMME of this county and Mrs. LEVIN (GUSTAVE WILHELM "GUS) MEYER of Yorktown. (NOTE: DORA FROMME died November 17, 1918, and is buried along with her husband in the Evergreen Cemetery in Victoria.)

GARCIA, Mrs. TRINE
August 29, 1955 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE
Death late Saturday ended the five-day fight for the live of a Victoria mother of six. Mrs. TRINE GARCIA died shortly before midnight Saturday at Galveston's John Sealy Hospital from burns received early Tuesday when flames swept her residence at 1101 South east St. A Requiem High Mass will be held Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

GAUGLER, FRED
July 20, 1876 THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE
A sad and painful accident occurred in the eastern portion of our city on last Monday, which resorted in the death of FRED. GAUGLER, a young son of our worthy German citizen, Mr. MARTIN GAUGLER. Mr. Gaugler has been engaged in driving a team, transporting goods from Indianola to the interior country. On last Monday while leaving his home with a wagon laden with merchandise for Messrs. A. LEVI & Co. of this place, Mr. Gaugler's little son persisted in his desires to come into the city on the wagon.......The wagon had proceeded but a short distance before Fred lost his balance and was thrown under the front wheel, which passing directly over his chest crushed out his young life. This unfortunate boy was near the age of seven years.

GERVAIS, HERMAN
February 4, 1907 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Our citizens were shocked this afternoon by the announcement of the sudden death of HERMAN GERVAIS, which occurred at 12:45 o'clock as he was starting to return to his store. He had just eaten dinner and gone out to get in his buggy when he was stricken with apoplexy and died suddenly. His children and ARTHUR, RAY and HERMAN, Miss PAULINE and Mrs. WM. BUHLER.

GOODMAN, RICHARD L.
February 23, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Victoria's first jet pilot was killed Saturday when his plane exploded in mid-air in Korea, according to an Air Force telegram received here by his wife and mother. First Lt. RICHARD L. GOODMAN was the victim of the explosion. He had flown 100 missions. He was the husband of the former DUDLEY DAWN JORDAN. His mother is Mrs. MANLY R. WILLIAMS.

GROCE, R.L.
April 26, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
R.L. GROCE, 64, president and general manager of the Groce-Parrish Company, extensive wholesale grocery firm, died suddenly of a heart ailment this morning at home.

HALFIN, LOUIS
December 1, 1930 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services were held at the residence at 101 North Glass Street in this city at 3 o'clock this afternoon for LOUIS HALFIN, 78, one of Victoria's oldest native residents and most highly esteemed citizens, whose death occurred at his home Sunday morning from flu-pneumonia.

HARRISON, GEORGE W.
31 October 1850, THE TEXIAN ADVOCATE
GEORGE W. HARRISON, of Victoria, deceased Friday eve last after protracted illness. Age about 50 years. Born VA, resided there until about 1845, then to Wash. Co. Arkansas, then 1848 to Texas, where he has lived since. Gent of talents and of finished education. Was Royal Arch Mason. Buried with Masonic honors by Victoria Lodge #40. Left a large and very interesting family, many friends.

HEATH, I.A.
December 1, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
I.A. HEATH, mayor of Victoria for many years, died Saturday night after an illness of a week.

HEATON, LORENZO DOW
March 20, 1907, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Victoria mourns the death of her son, LORENZO DOW HEATON, 68, which occurred at his residence on Bridge Street in this city at 12:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

HERMAN, FRANCIS E.
April 20, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
FRANCIS E. HERMAN, 27 year-old oil well cementer from Victoria, was killed instantly about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by the falling derrick of a rig seven miles southwest of Port Lavaca. Six other crewmen were in hospitals at Port Lavaca, Victoria and Corpus Christi. HERMAN was on the ground near the southeast corner of the rig when the accident happened. Witnesses said that he saw the leg on that side of the rig begin to buckle. He shouted a warning and began to run.

HOGAN, JOHN F.
December 4, 1931, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
The body of JOHN F. HOGAN, Indian fighter and old time cavalryman will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery here Friday following funeral services with military honors and Masonic rites. Mr. Hogan collapsed while walking near his home and died in route to a hospital. The old fellow took part in major Indian conflicts, including the Battle of Little Big Horn.

HUCK, FRANCIS E.
November 13, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
FRANCIS E. HUCK, 98, believed to be the oldest resident of Victoria County, died Thursday at the home of his niece, Miss ELENORA REGAN. Mr. HUCK was one of the few living survivors of the two tropical hurricanes that destroyed Indianola. Mr. HUCK was among the last to leave the abandoned community when he salvaged his family home, loaded it on a flatcar and moved it to Victoria. The Rev. Msgr. F.O. BECK will conduct funeral services for Mr. HUCK.

HUDSON, DR. JOHN B.
January 29, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Dr. JOHN B. HUDSON, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church for the past 22 years, died this morning as a result of an appendix operation with complications.

HUEBNER, MRS. ADELIA
January 10, 1957 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services for Mrs. ADELIA HUEBNER, 61, wife of WILLIAM A. HUEBNER, Victoria banker, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.

JASCHKE, JOSEPH
October 25, 1927 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
"The thin ranks of the Confederate veterans in Victoria County were further depleted by the death of JOSEPH JASCHKE at his home in the northern portion of this city Monday afternoon. Mr. JASCHKE, 83, was born in Koeniggratz, Germany, and came to this country with his parents at the age of nine in 1852. He enlisted in the Confederate Army the year following the outbreak of the War Between the States. He joined McCampbell Company, 8th Texas Infantry and saw service along the Texas coast, engaging in several skirmishes."

JECKER, JESSE S.
June 26, 1956 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Fire Chief JESSE S. JECKER died in a local hospital at 1:15pm Monday. Mr. Jecker was 58. He had been fire chief since March 15, 1955. He had the longest service of an full-time city employee, having been with the fire department for 36 years.

JEWETT, WILLIE
Friday afternoon, July 9, 1928
WILLIE JEWETT, colored, the wife of JERRY JEWETT, a well-known farmer of this county, died at her home in the Pleasant Green Community last night of heart trouble. Surviving are her husband, five sons, and four daughters. The funeral will take place from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

JOHNSON, JEWELL
January 28, 1905 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
Yesterday morning while enroute to the country the single tree of the wagon of ARCHIE JOHNSON broke, causing his team to run away. Mother and child leaped from the vehicle. The baby was caught beneath the wheels, death resulting in thirty minutes. Mrs. JOHNSON was only slightly injured. Mr. JOHNSON attempted to climb on one of the horses in order to check their wild dash and was kicked senseless. The sad affair happened about a half a mile from the city. The horses were halted at the FIEK saloon across the river. The child, named JEWELL, was aged fourteen months.

KRUPPA, ADOLPH
KRUPPA, STEVE

December 7, 1978 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor, JOHN KRUPPA and his brother EMIL are shown reviewing pages of the family scrapbook as they think of another brother, ADOLPH, who died December 7, 1941 aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by aircraft and submarines of Japan. Another brother, STEVE, was killed later in World War II when the B-17 he was piloting was shot down over France.

KYLE, WILLIAM H.
March 23, 1907 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Taps has been sounded for another gallant Confederate soldier, and Captain WILLIAM H. KYLE of Nursery, Victoria County, has gone to join the line of ghostly warriors encamped beyond the river.

LEE, JOSEPHINE fRITZ (MRS. T.H.>
July 31, 1958 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
The organ at which she presided for more than half a century will bound a last tribute to Mrs. T.H. LEE Friday as the church she filled with music notes her death with a Solemn High Mass of Requiem. Mrs. LEE, 73, the former JOSEPHINE FRITZ, died Wednesday morning in a local hospital after an illness of three weeks. A native of Victoria, she was a daughter of the late L.A. FRITZ, former Victoria mayor, and the late Mrs. ROSA SITTERLE FRITZ, both of whom were also born here. For 52 years, she served continuously as organist at St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was a member and had retired only a few years ago.

LEVY, SIMON
November 24, 1930 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
Funeral services were held at Temple B'Nai Israel this afternoon for SIMON LEVY, 83, pioneer Victoria merchant and prominent Mason, whose death occurred at his home at 4:30 Sunday morning. The cortege left the residence at 402 North Bridge Street and was one of the longest ever noted in this city. Dr. HENRY COHEN of Galveston conducted the services.

LEY, ALFA GLADYS
June 16, 1930 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
The second death from infantile paralysis noted in this section recently occurred in this city this morning when ALFA GLADYS LEY, three year old daughter of LOUIS A. and Mrs. EFFIE TALLY LEY, succumbed to this disease, rarely known here.

LUNN, DR. VASTINE CRITTENDEN (married to GRACE RICE)
March 8, 1904, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Dr. VASTINE CRITTENDEN LUNN, 30, died at his home in La Grange on March 5. He graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago and he at once took up the practice of his profession at La Grange. He suffered an attack of la grippe which developed into pleurisy and other complications which resulted in his death. DR. LUNN was married to Miss GRACE RICE of Victoria.

McKAMEY, JOHN W.
December 1, 1955 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
JOHN W. McKAMEY, 77, pioneer farmer, rancher and merchant, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. The Rev. ED ROBERTSON will conduct funeral services at First Presbyterian Church in Port Lavaca. Mr. McKAMEY owned the Kamey Army Store at Kaney, a small rural community eight miles northwest of Port Lavaca on the Victoria Highway.

MASSOUH, GEORGE M.
October 25, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services will be held today at Trinity Episcopal Church for GEORGE M. MASSOUH, 61, long-time Victoria resident and businessman. He was owner of a grocery business.

McLEMORE, JEFF
March 5, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
JEFF McLEMORE, editor of The Victoria Advocate when E.D. LINN was publisher 1887-8, succumbed to pneumonia in Laredo, Texas Monday. He was one of the best known newspaper men in Texas.

MILLER, J.B.
February 5, 1928 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
The body of J.B. MILLER, 77, noted Indian fighter who fought under the command of General Custer and escaped the massacre by a leave of absence, was disinterred from the potters' field and buried in the Odd Fellows' plot in the Evergreen Cemetery Saturday. The local lodge did not learn of his death until they read of it in the newspapers. It was then that they decided not to let his body rest in the pauper lot.

MUDD, MRS. NANCY DYER
September 30, 1928 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Mrs. NANCY DYER MUDD died at her home in Bloomington at 11:00 last night at the remarkable age of nearly 105. Mrs. MUDD was born in Tennessee November 15, 1823, well preserved old family records show. She came to Texas in 1850, settling in Lavaca County, and had lived at Yoakum until 1925, when she located at Bloomington where a number of her children reside.

MURPHY, R.K.
September 28, 1904 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
R.K. MURPHY died this morning of lockjaw resulting from a wound received sometime ago through the accidental discharge of his shotgun. Mr. MURPHY was a well-to-do and highly respected farmer of Spring Creek, and leaves a wife and three children.

NAVE, ROYSTON
February 26, 1931 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
ROYSTON NAVE, about 47, well known Victoria artist, died suddenly about 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at Harlingen, where he went yesterday morning to visit to his brother, Ty Nave. Mr. Nave was in his hotel room conversing with two friends when he complained of feeling badly and a doctor was summoned. He said he felt better after taking some medicine but as the physician was leaving the hotel he suffered a heart attack and before the doctor could return to his room he had expired. Mr. Nave was widely noted as a portrait painter and landscape artist and made his home in Fort Worth before locating in Victoria. He saw service in the World War as an Artillery officer. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss EMMA McFADDIN, sister of the late A.M. McFADDIN.

NAVE, Mrs.ROYSTON
March 30, 1943 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services for Mrs. Royston Nave, membeer of a pioneer Texas family and one of Victoria's long time residents were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Nave home at the corner of North Glass and West Commercial and later from the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Nave died at her home Sunday after an illness of about four months.
The Rev. P. B. Hill, pastor of the church of which she had been a lifelong member conducted services both at the home and at the church. INterment in Evergreen Cemetery, beside the body of her late hus and, Royston Nave, who died in 1931, followed the services directed by J.E. Ryan and Son.
Mrs. Nave was born Emily D. McFaddin, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McFaddin. Mrs. McFaddin was the former Margaret Coward, and both she and her husband moved to Refugio County in 1858 from their homes in Jefferson County, Texas. Mrs. Nave was born in Refugio County. Mr. McFaddin was the son of William McFaddin, who had moved to Texas in 1820. When the McFaddin family moved to Refugio County, he engaged in the ranching and mercantile business, and then moved to Victoria County in the 1870's. He founded the famous McFaddin Ranch and also the town of McFaddin about 20 miles south of Victoria. Mrs. Nave's brother, the late Al McFaddin, was a former president of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

O'CONNOR, MRS. D.M.
April 7, 1926 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
The Victoria National Bank and Victoria Band and Trust Company closed at noon today out of respect to the memory of Mrs. D.M. O'CONNOR, whose sons are officers and directors of the banks.

PANTEL, MARJE DELEON PANTEL
April 18, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Mrs. MARJE DELEON PANTEL, 70, a great grand-daughter of MARTIN DELEON, Mexican empresario and founder of Victoria, died at her home in Mission Valley this morning after an extended illness. Mrs. PANTEL, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PATRICIO DELEON, deceased, was born in Victoria County. She is survived by her husband, ROBERT PANTEL, one sister, Mrs. FRANCES VILLAREAL of Mission Valley, and one brother, O.P. DELEON, of this city.

REHM, AUGUST F.
January 26, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Funeral services for AUGUST F. REHM will be held Tuesday in McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mr. Rehm, who came from Alsace-Lorraine, was the proprietor of Valet Tailors on Constitution Street.

RENDON, LEON
June 19, 1953 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
LEON RENDON, pioneer Victoria resident, died at his home Thursday. He was 83 and had lived in Victoria for the last 65 years. Mr. Rendon rode herds of cattle and horses over the Old Spanish Trail and to Kansas for the late FRANK ALONZO and T.D. WOODS.

REIMAN, ANTON
August 18, 1958 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
ANTON REIMAN, life-long resident of Victoria County and a cattleman here since the early 1870s, died at 2 a.m. yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ROBERT KOEHL.

SALZIGER, PRESTON H.
16 March, 1955 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
PRESTON H. SALZIGER, 51, Victoria's first full-time fire chief, died Tuesday at a local hospital. A native Victorian, Mr. SALZIGER had been fire chief since the department was put on a full-time basis in 1948.

SCHOENER, FRED
10 January, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Fred SCHOENER, 53, a well-known farmer of the Shillerville Community of this county, died at a local hospital last night of flu-pneumonia, the first death to occur in this county from that disease during the present epidemic. Mr. SCHOENER was born in Kunchendorf, Germany, the son of Joseph and Veronica LEHNERT SCHOENER, deceased. He came to this country when he was three years old, the family settling in Schulenburg. Since 1910 he had been a resident of this county.

SIMON, HASKELL
12 January, 1929 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Haskell SIMON, 42, of Bay City, died at his home there Saturday of flu-pneumonia. Mr. SIMON was born in Russia and came to this country with his brother, Aaron SIMON, in 1908, both locating in Victoria and securing employment in the dry goods store of their brother, Abe SIMON, who has retired from business. After a number of years, the brothers moved to Bay City and entered the mercantile business there, being most successful.

SMITH, MRS. ELIZA G.
24 October 1850, THE TEXIAN ADVOCATE
SMITH, Mrs. ELIZA G. of Victoria, deceased at Galveston, about the 12 inst. after short, severe illness. Consort of Mr. JOHN M. SMITH, now of Calif. Aged about 26. Deceased was on a visit to Galveston for benefit of health. Died among strangers. Had 3 imminent doctors. Large following to grave by strangers.

SWAIN, J.R. SWAIN
1 June 1904, THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
As we go to press we learn with much sorrow of the death of J.R. SWAIN. While crossing the street near his home, he fell dead; cause, heart failure. Mr. SWAIN was a gallant soldier of the Confederacy and leaves a devoted wife and many friends to mourn his loss.

TRACY, WILLIAM CLYDE
6 February, 1954 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
WILLIAM CLYDE TRACY, well known land owner, died in a local hospital Saturday. A resident of Victoria for the first 44 years, he was the son of the late former postmaster, E.M. TRACY.

TRAYLOR, DR. WINN
19 April 1956, VICTORIA ADVOCATE
DR. WINN TRAYLOR, last direct descendant in Victoria of one of America's first families, and whose grandfather settled here in 1839, died Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital.

URBAN, MRS. FRANCES
January 22, 1910 (Published in the 88th anniversary edition of the VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Sept. 28, 1934)
Mrs. URBAN was born in Schleisen, Germany, November 12, 1817, and died in this city (Victoria) January 22, 1910 at the age of 93. She came to Victoria with her husband, JOSEPH URBAN, and their five children, HENRY, WENDLEN, EMIL, and JOSEPH URBAN and Mrs. MARY (CHARLES) SCHROEDER in 1851. A third daughter, who became Mrs. BERTHA (ROBERT) SCHMIDT, was born after the arrival of the family. Mr. and Mrs. Urban and their six children are now all deceased. The surviving grandchildren are : children of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY URBAN - HENRY URBAN and Mrs. ED BUCKMAN of Victoria;
children of Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH URBAN - ED URBAN, Mrs. JAKE HUMMEL, Mrs. ALBERT RITTNER, Mrs. ED SCHROEDER, Mrs. ARTHUR BROWN, and Mrs. HENRY SCHROEDER of Victoria;
children of Mr. and Mrs. CHAS. SCHROEDER - Mrs. WM. LILLEY of New Braunfels and CHARLES and HENRY SCHROEDER of San Antonio;
children of Mr. and Mrs. WENDLEN URBAN - ALBERT URBAN, FERDINAND L. URBAN, VICTOR URBAN, ROBERT URBAN and Mrs. JOS. BIANCHI of Victoria and CLEMENT URBAN of Cleveland O., Mrs. JAMES D. HODLEY of Bradford, Ill., and Mrs. J.R. SMITH of Arlington, Ill.;
and the children of Mr. and Mrs. EMIL URBAN - FRED, LOUIS and OTTO URBAN and Mrs. E.J. (BILLY) FOSSATI of Victoria, Mrs. FRED SOMMERS of Woodsboro and Mrs. LINDA MOORE of Cleveland, Tex. Mrs. WENDLEN URBAN, still living and enjoying the best of health at the age of 80, alone has 16 grandchildren.

VOGT, EDMUND
January 7, 1928 VICTORIA ADVOCATE
EDMUND VOGT, for 76 years a resident of Victoria County and one of this county's most highly esteemed pioneer farmers, died at his home in the eastern portion of Victoria Friday. He was born in Germany and came to this county with his parents when he was two years old.

WROTEN, T.W.
January 28, 1905 VICTORIA ADVOCATE WEEKLY
T.W. WROTEN, aged 60 years, a well known farmer of Burroughsville, this county, committed suicide this morning. Mr. WROTEN fell from a barn several months ago, breaking two ribs and badly wounding his head, which most likely resulted in the terrible tragedy.

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