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Early Texas Newspapers.  A collection of early death notices and obituaries from the Irving Index.  Irving, Texas is located in Dallas County.  These are extracted from early 1900 newspapers.
The Irving Index
Newspaper of Irving, Texas 1909
Names A-E
The following are obituaries and death notices extracted from the Irving Index.  This newspaper was one of the first newspapers in Irving, Texas.  Irving, Texas is located in the Northwest area of Dallas County.  These are presented in alphabetical order.  Spelling and punctuation was left as found.
Names starting with:   A-E    F-K    L-O    P-S    T-Z
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11 Dec 1909
J. H. AIKEN, a prominent Mason, aged 58, who came to Waco to attend the grand lodge, died of heart disease Tuesday.  The remains were sent to Salado, Bell County, his home, with a Masonic escort.
 
25 Dec 1909
Working so quietly that people sleeping a block away were not awakened, a mob broke down the door of the county jail at Devalls Bluff, Ark., Monday night, and shot George BAILEY, a negro, to death in his cell.
 
17 Apr 1909
Mrs. W. F. BARCUS Dead
A telephone message from Dallas early this morning told of the death of Mrs. W. F. BARCUS.  She had been sick but short time, but seriously ill the past weak, and her death was not unexpected to the friends near her.
Rev. and Mrs. BARCUS have long been well known and held in popular esteem in the Irving community, where Mr. BARCUS preached at the Christian church for several years; and they have a host of friends here who extend sympathy to the husband and family in this hour of grief.
Mrs. Otis BROWN of Irving is a daughter of Mrs. BARCUS and was with her mother to the hour of death.  Mr. BROWN joined his wife last evening.
 
25 Dec 1909
Milton Otto BERGER of Celina, Texas, 7 years of age, was struck and fatally injured by a street car on Main street in Fort Worth Thursday.
 
22 Oct 1909
Negro 100 Years Old Dies
San Antonio:  After serving the KING family of this city for a period of five generations, John BESANT, a negro, aged 100, died Thursday at the home of H. C. KING of old age.
 
22 Oct 1909
Engineer BIGBY Killed
Denison:  Information was received here Thursday that D. H. BIGBY formerly an engineer on the Katy out of Denison had been killed in an accident 135 miles from Vancouver, Wash.
 
25 Dec 1909
The body of Hugh BLAKENEY of Paris, Texas was found Monday beside the Frisco Railway track near St. Louis.  The cause or manner of his death is unknown to his parents.
 
13 Nov 1909
Sad Death
Sad was the death of Mrs. C. C. BOWLAND, who died at her home, 125 Piller street, Dallas, last Monday morning after but a short illness.
Mrs. BOWLAND was formerly Miss Polly CLARK, a daughter of Mr. C. O. CLARK, one of the old and prominent citizens of the Irving vicinity.  She was born and reared here, was aged about 19 years, and was a bride of only about three months.  She was of womanly graces and loved by the old and young in her circle of acquaintances.  And all tender sympathy to the bereft family.
The remains were shipped to Irving Monday night and the funeral and interment was at the family cemetery at Sowers Tuesday evening.  A host of relatives and friends followed to the grave.
 
11 Dec 1909
Decatur:  William BOWNER, a young man about 21 years old and a hand employed on the farm of Bob BLYTHE, four miles east of Decatur, was crushed to death Wednesday beneath a large tree which he had cut down upon himself.
 
11 Dec 1909
J. W. BOYD, manager for the White Gin Company and a very highly esteemed citizen of Malone, Texas, met death Saturday night by cotton caving in upon him.
 
11 Dec 1909
Fatal Railway Wreck
McAlester, Ok.:  The Rock Island passenger train which was in a head-on collision Monday, eight miles west of Wister, came here bringing the body of fireman T. B. CARROLL, who was killed, and the other s who were injured to the hospital here.
 
11 Dec 1909
Answers Death's Summons
Mrs. Jane CASTER, wife of Mr. Henry CASTER, died at her home West of Irving Tuesday, after a prolonged illness of typhoid fever.  The funeral and interment were had at Shady Grove cemetery Wednesday.  Mrs. CASTER had long been a resident of this community, was a member of the Christian Church at Irving, and is survived by a brother and sister, Mr. J. W. TATE and Mrs. H. WORTHINGTON, besides her husband.
 
22 May 1909
Since our last sketch to Index we have gone through the saddest time of our lives.  We have been compelled to follow all that was mortal of our aged father to the cold and silent tomb.
J. M. CHAPMAN, was born in Putnam Co, Indiana, November 5, 1888.  Died at 121 Holmes St., Dallas, May 12, 1909.
We were called to his bedside on last Sunday evening and as the days went by we could see he was nearing death's door.  All that willing hearts and hands could do, to relieve and prolong life, and when death came, we saw in his countenance the radiance of God's love, and we look forward in faith to the future, where this temporary separation will end in an eternal reunion.  Impressive services were held at the home, after which the remains were shipped over the H. & T. C. to Wilmer and laid to rest in the Trinity cemetery.  Bro. HAYNES, our old pastor there, made an interesting talk at the grave, in the presence of a large circle of friends and relatives.  A wife, four children, thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren are left to 
Weep for the days that will come no more,
For the sunbeam flown from the heart to door,
But not for the soul whose goal is won
Whose perfect joy is just begun;
Not for the spirit robed in white
And crowned where the angels are tonight.
 
25 Dec 1909
ONE DEAD; FIVE INJURED
Pipe Leakage Blamed For Disaster In Home At Muskogee, Okla.
ANOTHER VICTIM MAY DIE
Explosion Occurred When an Attempt Was Made to Start Fire
Muskogee, Okla., Dec 23,  One dead and six injured, another of which will die, is the result of a natural gas explosion at the home of Charles CONDREY, on South Main street, yesterday.  Audrey CONDREY, 10 years old, is dead.  Mrs. Charles CONDREY will probably die.  Charles CONDREY, the father; Dick, aged 8; Harris, aged 2 and Liddy, aged 12; were fearfully burned, and Mrs. Lillian HARRIS was burned about the hands.
The explosion occurred when CONDREY this morning lighted fire in the gas range shortly after a meter had been installed in the house.  The heat from the flue in the cook stove escape in an opposite flue into an adjoining room, which had filled with escaping gas from a pipe on which the plumber had neglected to place a cap.
 
27 Nov 1909
The first case of pellagra ever reported in Kentucky proved fatal Tuesday to Mrs. John B. CONNOR, who died of the new disease in Lexington.
 
25 Dec 1909
While attempting to cross the Frisco tracks, at Tulsa, Okla., Charles COOK, a laborer, was run down by a switch engine and killed.  He was 35 years old.
 
18 Dec 1909
Woman Fatally Injured
Palestine:  Mrs. N. O. CURTIS and Mrs. COPELAND were thrown from a buggy Friday and Mrs. CURTIS received fatal injuries, Mrs. COPELAND sustaining a fractured arm and other injuries.
 
27 Nov 1909
Mrs. Mollie DAVIS who lived about four miles south of Huntington, Texas was thrown from a wagon Friday and almost instantly killed.
 
27 Nov 1909
Congressman David A. DE ARMOND, with his grandson, David A. DE ARMOND III, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed the historic DE ARMOND mansion in Butler, Mo., Tuesday morning.
 
18 Dec 1909
Rufus DOBSON Drowned
Aubrey:  In attempting to cross Elm Fork of the Trinity River, Rufus DOBSON, a young man, was drowned Thursday morning near this place.  Following a cowpath on horseback, the young man rode into the river.
 
18 Dec 1909
Dies of Pellegra
Dallas ????, Sarah E. DODSON died of pellagra Wednesday at the Baptist Memorial Sanitarium.  She was the daughter of John H. FELMET and was 28 years old.  She was brought to the sanitarium from her home in Davis, OK., Oct. 19.
 
4 Dec 1909
Lee DUNHAM and Robert DUNHAM, brothers, well known in Harris and Chambers Counties, were shot to death about 9 o'clock Saturday morning in Houston.
 
25 Dec 1909
G. G. EAVES, about 40 years of age, and a resident of Collinsville for the past five years, was shot and instantly killed at his place of business Thursday night.

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