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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.
Newspaper of Irving, Texas 1914
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
Striking of Match Ignites Fumes Accumulated in Room at
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
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
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
BODY OF TEXAN RECOVERED
Mystery of LAUREL'SDisappearance in November
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
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.
Dr. L. COMBO
Oak Grove 2-9-14
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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