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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 1915
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. An extensive list of deaths in Dallas
was also published in The Irving Index in 1915. They have been
listed on separate pages.
Zarona GONGALES had only been in Irving two
days. He was employed in the Rock Island section crew. The
nights were warm, and the men were sleeping out in the open air on
cots. About four o'clock Friday morning, a shower of rain drove them
to shelter. When his companions went to their room, Zarona got under a
box car in the siding and pillowed with his sack on the rail - not
suspecting that an engine would enter the yard. He soon fell asleep;
the switch engine came along, and pushed the car. And while he slept,
Zarona was completely beheaded.
His body was taken to Dallas by the Henniger-Brewer
3 Jun 1915
Doc HARRISON Died Tuesday
Doc HARRISON, aged near 60 years, died at his home
in West Dallas Tuesday night, and was buried in the Sowers cemetery
Wednesday evening. The cortege came by automobile and the Ed. C. SMITH
hearse bore the body. The funeral services were by Rev. ADAMS
of West Dallas.
Mr. HARRISON had lived in this area for about 30
years, and was well known in Irving. He has numerous relatives in this
vicinity. Mrs. Sam EWALT is his daughter.
Friends extend kind sympathies.
29 Jul 1915
LITTLE RONDO DEAD
Little Ronda, 5-year-old son of Mrs. Adel HAWKINS
and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John MURPHY, was taken ill last Saturday
night. Appendicitis developed and Sunday he was taken to the Baptist
Sanitarium in Dallas for an operation. It was an interne case and
Rondo passed away Tuesday morning. But few days ago he was a robust
The remains were brought to Irving and were laid to rest in
the cemetery at Kit beside those of his father, who passed away a few months
before Rondo was born.
The funeral services were held by Pastor DuLANEY at
the Baptist Church Wednesday evening, and the Sunday School classes paid
tribute to this one of their number.
The sympathy of their many friends goes out to Mrs. HAWKINS
and to the grandparents.
29 Jul 1915
Relatives of Mrs. HAWKINS who have came for the
funeral of her little boy Rondo who died Monday: Mrs. W. S. MURPHY of
Smithville; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. STEPHENS and children of Cleburne,
Mrs. N. A. STEPHENS and children of Teague, Mrs. M. F. STEPHENS
and children of Smithville; Mrs. ARMSTRONG of Millsap; Mr. and Mrs.
Lee BRITAIN and family of Tennyson.
1 Apr 1915
Death Calls Mrs. HODGE
After a protracted illness, Mrs. J. D. HODGE died
Thursday, March 25, at the home of her daughter in Waco - Mrs. MILLER
- whither she had gone several weeks ago, during a brief convalesant
period. Mr. HODGE was at their home one mile north of Irving
when he was notified by telegram of the approaching end. He hastened
to her bedside, but death beat him there.
The funeral service and burial were at Waco.
Mr. and Mrs. HODGE had only lived here a year or so,
but had made many friends, who extend sympathy to the husband and
family. She is survived by these children: Mrs. MILLER of
Waco, Mrs. WEAVER of Cement, Miss Alice HODGE, and William,
James and John HODGE.
16 Dec 1915
A DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT
Irving Boy Fatally Shot While Rabbit Hunting
The many friends and relatives of William IRBY, only
son of our pioneer citizen, "Dave" IRBY, are plunged into sudden
and unexpected grief. Isaiah TOLER, Tom THORNTON and the
deceased, on the afternoon of the 7th inst., were out at their common sport,
rabbit hunting. A rabbit jumped. Tom saw the rabbit; he also saw
William, but not till too late, the trigger was already touched, the fatal
charge of shot was already piercing the air, before Tom realized that his
gun was pointing directly toward his friend.
The young man was carried to the near-by home of his uncle,
Bob IRBY. Dr. GILBERT was summoned immediately, but
there was not chance for recovery. A ragged hole had been torn in the
right side, just under the lung.
Young IRBY remained unconscious from the instant he
was struck until death, about an hour later.
Everybody deeply regrets the accident, and young THORNTON
is almost paralyzed with sorrow.
12 Aug 1915
Miss Arleen LEWIS departed this life August 7, 1915,
at her home in Dallas, aged 20 years and six months. The remains were
interred in the Sowers cemetery August 9th, in the presence of a large
number of relatives and friends. All were deeply affected by the death
of this devoted Christian girl, who was just entering the state of noble
womanhood; the writer was correctly informed by friends that this girl was
giving on-tenth of her earning to the cause of Christ. Funeral
services were conducted by Dr. L. COMBO.
To the nearby Irving relatives let us realize that our loss
is her eternal gain.
28 Jan 1915
Death of Aged Lady
After an illness of several months, Mrs. Cornelia LUCAS
died at her home at Polytechinc, January 20th. The body was taken to
Grapevine, where funeral services were conducted by the Rev. George F. KORNEGAY,
and the interment was in Minters Chapel cemetery, on Thursday, the 21st.
Mrs. LUCAS was 75 years of age, and was one of the
oldest families of this area, where a host of relatives reside. Two
sons and two daughters survive her. Arthur LUCAS is one of the
surviving sons. Many friends join in tender of sympathy to the bereft
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