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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.
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Newspaper of Irving, Texas 1913
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 although there are many other names in each article.  Spelling and punctuation has been left as found in the articles.

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25 Jun 1913
Former Lieut., Governor Dies
Temple, Texas - George C. PENDLETON, lieutenant governor of Texas under James S. HOGG and formerly congressman from the old Ninth district, died at his home in this city Sunday morning.  He was 68 years old.  Mr. PENDLETON suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday morning, from which he never rallied and was unconscious much of Saturday.  The funeral was held in Temple Monday.  In congress Mr. PENDLETON was the predecessor of R. L. HENRY and the successor of E. I. ANTHONY, who died in Dallas Friday.
8 Feb 1913
Head of Corpse Said to Have Been Mutilated.
Ernest HAY, seventeen years of age was shot and killed on the ANDERSON ranch, twelve miles south of Waxahachie, Tex., and Ervy SMITH, aged forty-five years old, charged with the killing was jailed.
An old man named POST ? OR FOST ? who heard the shooting, dropped dead while hurrying to the SMITH farm.
Witnesses allege that the boy's head was beaten with an ax after he had been shot.  Body was badly mutilated.
8 Mar 1913
Mr. P. D. REYNOLDS died March the 4th at 2 o'clock p. m. at his son's, Will REYNOLDS, in Dallas, and was buried Wednesday evening at 3:30.  Funeral services were held by Rev. New HARRIS, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church.  Mr. Reynolds was born and raised in Tennessee, but has lived for many years in Texas.  He has many friends and loved ones, who hope to meet him in that beautiful world beyond.
Deceased is survived by his wife and seven children to mourn their loss.  There are three children dead.  One daughter, who could not attend the funeral lived in Winchester, Tennessee.  Five children live in Dallas, and one Mrs. Marilda SIMPSON, lives near Irving.  He has been a member of the Methodist Church for 58 years.
30 Aug 1913
Woman Burned to Death.
Ballinger, Texas - Mrs. Bert SNEED, was burned to death and her husband seriously burned about the face and his hands were almost burned off at his home near Wingate, in this county, Saturday afternoon when an oil can exploded.  Mr. and Mrs. SNEED were burning out their chicken house when the oil can in the hands of Mr. SNEED exploded, throwing oil all over Mrs. SNEED who was standing just at his side, covering her with flames.
23 Mar 1913
R. O. TOWNSEND died at his home near Hackberry, Friday, November 11.  The burial took place at Carrollton.
Deceased leaves a wife and three children.  And he was an esteemed citizen by his neighbors.
Mr. J. E. BRICKEY, a neighbor requests Index to convey to the many Irving friends who ministered during Mr. TOWNSEND'S sickness, the sincere thanks of the bereaved wife, Mrs. TOWNSEND, for their kind recollections and many kindnesses.  She is grateful and appreciative of Irving friends - and other friends - acts of kindness and words of sympathy.
30 Aug 1913
Killed Man Who Saved Him?
Taylorsville, Ky, - Shortly after he had been saved from drowning in the Ohio river near here, Lewis PHILLIPS went to the home of his rescuer, William ZURELBRY, and aged man, and , it is alleged, shot him through the heart.




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