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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
Waxahachie, Texas - The 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. PARR, who reside near Waxahachie, fell in an uncovered well and
was drowned. The mother heard the shrieks of the child and went to the
rescue, but was unable to render any aid.
3 Dec 1914
J. M. PEARSON Killed at McKinney.
McKinney, Texas - In attempting to turn on an electric
light at the home of his parents J. Matt PEARSON was instantly
killed. Mr. PEARSON'S mother had just been injured and he had
gone to a room to aid her.
25 Jun 1914
Lightning Kills One; Injures Another
Fort Worth, Texas - Riley PETTIT, aged 19, of
Maypearl, was instantly killed by lightning and Ben PETTIT, 30, his
cousin, shocked and thrown from a bridge on the International and Great
Northern railway south of Fort Worth. Ben PETTIT was severely
injured by a fall from the bridge, which is 35 feet high, but is expected to
recover. Both were bridge workmen.
22 Oct 1914
Mr. E. J. RANFT has returned from Floydada, Texas,
Floyd County, where he went to attend the funeral of his father, who died
there last week.
30 Jul 1914
Congressman's Brother Dies
Bonham, Texas - Abner RAYBURN of this district, died
at the family home here Wednesday after an illness of several weeks of
30 Jul 1914
Major James D. RICHARDSON Dies
Sovereign Grand Commander Scottish Rite Masons Passes
Nashville, Tenn. - Major James Daniel RICHARDSON,
sovereign grand commander Scottish Rite Masons, southern jurisdiction, died
Friday at his home in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Major RICHARDSON was 71 years of age. He had
been in feeble health for four years and a few weeks ago left Washington and
went to his home at Murfreesboro.
Major RICHARDSON was born in Rutherford county,
Tenn., and at 18 years enlisted in the Fort-fifth Tennessee infantry,
confederate, as a private. He practiced law at Murfreesboro after the
war and his public life included service in the Tennessee house and
senate. He served eighteen years as congressman from the fifth
district of Tennessee.
He was permanent chairman of the Democratic convention at
Kansas City in 1900.
16 Jul 1914
Boy Bleeds to Death
Cleburne, Texas - Harvey ROARK, 17-year-old son of
Dr. R. H. ROURK, died at Klondike, about 20 miles southwest of here
on the Brazos river. He was camping on the river with a friend and was
accidentally shot in the leg and bled to death before the doctors could
2 Jul 1914
Carranza Chieftan Dies
Laredo, Texas - Gen. Trinidad RODRIGUEZ died of the
wounds he received in the assault and capture of Zacatecas, according to a
message received by Gen. CARRANZA and reported here. Gen.
Maclovio HERRERA, also wounded in the Zacatecas assault, was reported
to be progressing satisfactorily.
30 Jul 1914
Motorman Killed When Cars Collide
Sherman, Texas - Merrill RUTLEDGE 31 years of age,
motorman in the service of the Texas Traction company was killed in a
head-on collision at Woodlake. The accident occurred when an extra
southbound car and the northbound express went together. RUTLEDGE
was motorman on the express car and the right side of his skull was mashed
1 Oct 1914
Mrs. E. G. SENTER Dies
Mrs. E. G. SENTER, aged 43 years, wife of Former
State Senator E. G. SENTER died at 1 o'clock, Tuesday morning at the
home of the family, 112 West Twelfth street, Oak Cliff. Mrs. SENTER
is survived by four children, Mrs. Percy DAVIS, E. G. SENTER
Jr., Seldon SENTER, and Miss Elizabeth SENTER. Her
parents, Captain and Mrs. A. R. DILLON of Lancaster, and a sister,
Mrs. Ned E. WHITE of Dallas, also survived her. Funeral
services conducted by Rev. G. M. GIBSON, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, was held at the residence, at 10 o'clock Wednesday
forenoon. The burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
16 Apr 1914
Boy Minds Baby; Hangs Self
Young Lad Makes Good Threat to Mother When Left to Watch
Knoxville, Tenn. - "Mind the baby while I'm
gone," Mrs. Lawson SMITH of Fish Springs told her ten-year-old
son as she left home to call on a neighbor.
"I'll be hanged if I do," replied the boy.
When Mrs. SMITH returned home two hours later, she
found the boy had tied a rope around his neck, tied it to a limb of an apple
tree, climbed the tree and then jumped. He was dead.
29 Oct 1914
Mr. SOU'S left Monday night for Mesquite to attend
the funeral of his grand-daughter, who was buried there Tuesday.
17 Sep 1914
Farmer Accidentally Killed.
Wichita Falls, Texas - W. M. TAMMEN, aged 60, for 20
years a farmer near this city, was almost instantly killed when his team
bolted and ran away while he was hauling hay on the farm. His body was
badly crushed. TAMMEN was a native of Germany. His widow
and nine children survive.
2 Apr 1914
Three are killed in Auto Wreck
Accident Occurred Near Dallas, When Car Rolls Down
Three Others Badly Hurt
Two Women and a Man Are in Critical Condition - All Were
Pinioned Under Auto.
Dallas, Texas - Two persons were killed instantly, another
died immediately after reaching a hospital, and three others were badly
injured as a result of an automobile accident about two miles north of the
city on the Maple avenue road at 1:30 o'clock Thursday morning. The
automobile was that of Dr. Samuel P. TIPTON and the others were
passengers in the car when it leaped from the road at a sharp curve and
dived 40 feet downward into a ravine.
Dr. TIPTON was killed instantly and Mrs. Katie M. LOVING
was dead, it is believed, before the car was at rest. William C. LOVING,
son of Mrs. LOVING, died a few minutes after reaching the Parkland
The injured are Mrs. Hattie CUNNINGHAM, both arms
broken above the elbow; Mrs. R. C. BOPPINGTON, left ankle broken, and
Jack YOUNG of Stamford, believed to have received internal
injuries. Both of the injured women were badly bruised, are believed
to have suffered internal hurts and are said to be dangerously injured.
It is said that the automobile party left the city before
midnight and that it was returning from an extended run when the car struck
a pile of gravel at the roadside, turned abruptly and bounded over the edge
of the sharp bluff into the deep draw. The automobile was
demolished. All the persons were pinioned under the car. The
cries of the wounded reached the roadway above and two automobiles were
stopped, their passengers went to the scene of the disaster and the wounded
were rushed to the hospital. The dead were brought to the city in
5 Mar 1914
American Hanged by Huerta's Men
Laredo, Texas - Clemento VERGARA, an Arlington
citizen, captured and carried into Mexico recently by Mexican federals, was
hanged the morning after his capture, according to ??? brought here from
Hidalgo, Mex. VERGARA had been ordered released by the federal
commander at Podrus Negras ??, followed representatives in his behalf by
American authorities. VERGARA, it was reported, complained that
Mexican federals were stealing his horses from an island in the Rio Grande
12 Mar 1914
Vegara's Body Recovered From Mexico
Had Been Shot and Skull Was Curshed - Identified by Son
Inquiry Began Into Matter
Consul GARRETT and Other Officials Waiting at River
When Body Was Returned
Laredo, Texas - The Mutilated body of Clement VERGARA,
Texas ranch man, was secretly brought to the American side of the Rio Grande
in the early hours of Sunday morning, establishing beyond all question the
fact of his execution after he was seized by Mexican federals.
Departing as silently as they had crossed the river, the
men who disinterred the body from the Hidalgo, Mexico, cemetery and bore it
five miles over a rough trail to American territory, left no trace of their
identity, or their motive. American Consul GARRET, of Nuevo
Laredo, Mexico; Capt. J. J. SANDERS of the Texas rangers, and Deputy
Sheriff PETTY of this city, so far as known, were the only persons on
the American side aware of what to be done. They went to the scene, 45
miles up the river from Laredo, found the body as they had been told, and
had it brought to Laredo, pending an examination which the state will have
None of the officials would make statement, except to set
at rest earlier reports that Texas rangers and friends of VERGARA had
acted together in crossing into Mexico and securing the body for burial by
VERGARA had been shot twice through the head and
once through the neck, his skull was crushed and charred fingers of the left
hand indicated that he had been tortured before being put to death.
Identification was made by the dead man's son and by
10 Dec 1914
Funeral Instead of Wedding
San Antonio, Texas - Guests who had gathered for his son's
wedding attended the funeral of A. VOGES, a ranchman of Marion,
Texas. Mr. VOGES fell dead in his wagon while hauling
decorations for the house and provisions for the wedding feast. The
wedding has been postponed indefinitely.
29 Jan 1914
George WOODS age 19 and son of Jim WOODS one
of the old timers of this part of the county, died at the home of Dan BRAGGS
Sunday afternoon at about 2:30 o'clock.
George had many friends in this part of the county where he
had lived most of his life.
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