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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 1914
Names F-M
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.

Names starting with:    A-E    F-M    N-Z
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26 Mar 1914
Explosion of Gas Kills Four
Striking of Match Ignites Fumes Accumulated in Room at Ardmore.
Ardmore, Okla. - Four members of one of the oldest families in Ardmore were burned to death Friday morning.  The dead are; Mrs. T. T. FINLEY, Miss Mabel CUTTS, daughter of Mrs. Finley; Mrs. Dora MURPHY, and Miss Corine MURPHY, daughter of Mrs. Murphy.
At 6 o'clock Mrs. FINLEY entered the room where Mrs. MURPHY, her sister, and the two girls were sleeping and lighted a match to light the gas for the morning fire.  The moment the match was struck and explosion occurred.  The room was full of gas.  The sides of the wall were blown out, flames covered everything in a moment.
24 Sep 1914
Roy France Dies From Piston Wound
Roy FRANCE, 24, who was shot early Sunday morning in Grapevine, died Monday at 4 a. m. in a Fort Worth Sanitarium.
B. F. MAJORS, 61 accused of shooting FRANCE, was carried to Fort Worth Sunday afternoon and placed in the county jail, but was released Monday morning on $1,500 bond.
MAJORS claims FRANCE and Doc STAFFORD rented a horse and buggy Saturday night from the livery stable of S. A. WALL, in Grapevine, where MAJORS worked, to go to a dance  He stated that upon their return in the early hours of the morning, they insisted on shooting craps in the office of the stable, to which MAJORS objected, and a quarrel ensued.
MAJORS claims the two young men took possession of the office, locking him out.  He demanded admittance repeatedly, without result, whereby he secured a pistol from another part of the stable and told the boys that if they did not open the door he would fire.  Still denied admittance, he fired one shot through a laprobe over the window to the office.  The laprobe prevented him seeing the positions of the men inside.  The shot passed through FRANCE'S arm and into his abdomen.  He was rushed to Fort Worth at once and taken to the hospital.
MAJORS gave himself up immediately and waived preliminary examination before Justice of the Peace HOLLIS of Grapevine, who came to Fort Worth with MAJORS and turned him over to the sheriff's department.
Undertaker SLOAN sent FRANCE'S body to Grapevine Tuesday morning for burial.  He is survived by a brother, H. B. FRANCE, address unknown, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle TILLERY of Grapevine and Mrs. STOCKTON of Irving. 
Roy FRANCE is well known in Irving, having lived here a number of years.
25 Jun 1914
Death of Galveston Pioneer
Galveston, Texas - Julian Caverly GONZALES, a life-long resident of Galveston and for the last 14 years engaged in the sporting goods business here, died in Baltimore, Md., at the John Hopkins hospital.
9 Apr 1914
Explosion on Boat Kills One
Norfolk, Va. - One man lost his life, two others were seriously hurt and several steel plates were torn from the side of the United States torpedo destroyer Aylwin as the result of an explosion while the Aylwin was fifteen miles off Diamond Shoals lightship on the North Carolina coast Monday.  The dead: First Class Fireman HAMAN.  The injured: First-Class Fireman EATON and Water Tender GLYNN.
14 May 1914
Negro Lynched by Shreveport Crowd
Shreveport, La. - A negro named Ed HAMILTON, held on the charges of assaulting a 10-year-old white girl Tuesday morning, was taken from the parish jail shortly after noon and lynched.
10 Dec 1914
Woman Victin of Hydrophobia
La Grange, Texas - Mrs. Frank HAUSER died here from hydrophopia the result of a dog's bite six months ago.  The dog bit Mrs. HAUSER and her four small children.  They were all carried to Austin to the Pasteur Institute but the tiny scratch on the woman's hand was not considered serious and she did not receive the treatment.
10 Dec 1914
Oldest Odd Fellow Dies at Baltimore
Baltimore, Md. - Phillip HERSBERG reputed to be the oldest Odd Fellow in the United States, died here at the age of 93.  Death was due to the infirmities of old age.
24 Dec 1914
Daring Auto Bandit Killed by Police
Cincinati, Ohio - The life of Frank G. HOHL, notorious automobile bandit ended here following a three hours' career of crime which included the robbing of two Cincinnati banks, the theft of an automobile and a pistol duel with policemen that caused almost certain fatal wounds to one officer and the death of the bandit.  Over $13,000 are missing as the result of the bank robberies and the police are confident that HOHL, in his wild automobile drives, managed to pass this money along to some confederates.
23 Jul 1914
A. M. KENNEDY Dies at Kerrville.
Kerrville, Texas - A. M. KENNEDY, 48 years of age, of this city, representative from this district, former speaker of the Texas house of representatives, and a picturesque figure in Texas state politics for a quarter of a century is dead.  Mr. KENNEDY died here at 6 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of long duration, the end of which had been forseen for many weeks.  The body was sent to Marlin for the funeral and interment Monday.
7 May 1914
Mystery of LAUREL'S Disappearance in November Explained
Laredo, Texas - The body of Porfirio LAUREL, an American ranchman who disappeared last November, was recovered Sunday from a grave near Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  LAUREL had been arrested by Mexican federals who persistently denied reports of his execution, and until the body was exhumed the mystery of the Texan's absence was unexplained.
Recovery of the ranchman's body was made possible by the evacuation of Nuevo Laredo by the federals.  Officer commanding the constitutionalist force which now occupies the town interposed no objections to the investigations of relatives and friends which resulted in the location of the grave.
16 Apr 1914
Richard MAURY Dies in Auto Accident
Galveston, Tex. - Richard G. MAURY criminal district attorney of Harris county was killed Sunday afternoon while en route to Galveston, when the automobile he was driving struck a cow that strayed into the road in front of his machine.  The injured man was lifted from the road where he had been thrown, placed in the physician's car and hurried to Dickinson.  Death occurred before a drug store, where he was being taken, was reached and without the injured man having regained consciousness.
3 Dec 1914
Fireman Killed by Falling Wall
Athens, Texas - Fire destroyed the Rierson building, on the west side of the square, which was occupied by Black & Weekly, gents' furnishers.  G. W. McPHERSON, who was assisting the firemen was fatally hurt by a falling wall and died.  He leave a widow and one child.  The losses were Jack REIRSON, building, $7,000; insurance $3,000; BLACK & WEEKLY, stock $6,000, insurance $4,200; A. I. WINDIE, jeweler, $600, no insurance; BROWN & ALLEN, shoe shop, $800, no insurance.
14 Feb 1914
On Friday February 6th, 1914, at the sanitarium in Dallas, Uncle Jonnie MILLS, whom every body that knew him had learned to love.  Bro. MILLS was in his fifty-fifth year.  He was born in Missouri, in 1860 and with his parents when very young moved to Texas, stopping in and near the Elm Community, where he had continued to live up to his death.  A man that lived in the full confidence of all who knew him, dying without a known enemy.
The writer has a funeral record of over 1300 funerals preached by him.  But he does not know that he has ever preached the funeral of a better man.  Bro. MILLS lived to love and beloved, always the same man in all places.  Bro. MILLS was poor in this worlds goods but vastly rich in heavenly goods.  A good name is far better than the treasures of gold and silver, yea, more to be desired than much fine gold.  This the deceased possessed beyond doubt.  It is surely an inspiration to the preacher when he can hold up to the world such lives as herein described.  The remains were laid to rest in the Sowers Cemetery yesterday, Feb. 8th, in the presence of a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends.  The services were conducted by Dr. L. COMBO.  The sympathy of his entire acquaintance go out to his beloved wife and children, and may the directing hand of an allwise God direct them as was the husband and father.
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17 Sep 1914
Mr. F. A. MOORE left Thursday for Holton, Kansas, to attend the funeral of his fathers, who died yesterday.  Mr. MOORE has the sympathy of his many friends in his bereavement.
22 Oct 1914
Mr. and Mrs. NOAH went to Dallas Tuesday, called there by the death of Mr. NOAH'S nephew, Mr. Ray MASON. 




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