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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 1914
Names N-Z
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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23 July 1914
Child Drowns In Well
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 typhoid fever.
30 Jul 1914
Major James D. RICHARDSON Dies
Sovereign Grand Commander Scottish Rite Masons Passes Away
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 reach him.
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 in.
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 Child
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 Embankment
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 hospital.
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 undertakers' wagons.
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 near Palafox.
12 Mar 1914
Vegara's Body Recovered From Mexico
Had Been Shot and Skull Was Curshed - Identified by Son and Friends
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 made.
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 the family.
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 friends.
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
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.
To the family and friends, The Index sends it's sincere condolence. 




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