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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 1915
M-T
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.

Names starting with:  A-E   F-L   M-T   U-Z   
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19 Aug 1915
DEATH CALLS GOOD CITIZEN
Mr. J. B. PENDLETON Answers Final Summons Last Saturday
After an illness of ten days, or two weeks, initiated by decaying teeth, resulting in softening of the jaw bones and terminating in blood poison, Mr. J. B. PENDLETON passed away last Saturday morning, August 14th, 1915, at his home one mile north of Irving.
This brief biography:
Mr. PENDLETON was aged 69 years, was active and robust in physique, and his death was seemingly untimely and was unexpected by his family and his friends.  This writer has known him for the past eight years as a true man, citizen, and neighbor; and that is a large per cent of a well-spent life.
Mr. PENDLETON was a Woodman of the World, member of the Thurber Camp, and the Irving Camp took charge of the body and buried it with Woodman ritual.  The funeral procession left the home at 9:30 Sunday morning and the interment was in Sowers cemetery.  Rev. W. L. GREGORY spoke the funeral words and offered prayer at the grave.  Many friends assembled to pay the last tribute.
John Berry PENDLETON was born in Des Moines, Iowa, December 25, 1846.  At the age of four years he came with his parents to Texas and they located near Lancaster.  In early manhood he served one year with the Texas rangers, under Captain George SHANNON.  On May 17, 1866, he was married to Miss Mildred Octavia ABBOTT and they lived in Brown and Palo Pinto counties for 25 years.  The last 14 years of his life were spent in Dallas county and Irving was his home of the last eight years.  His life companion for near half a century survives him, though feeble in health.  Two orphan grandchildren, Johnny and Alma PENDLETON, were being cared for by the grandparents.
Three daughters also survived and were at the bedside when death came.  They are: Mrs. E. H. RHODES and Mrs. Tom HALL of Thurber, and Mrs. J. A. LEWIS of Fruitvale.  And these family members were also present at the funeral: Mr. E. H. RHODES, and daughter.  Miss Mary; Mr. Tom HALL and daughter and son, Miss Marion and Tom Jr., Mr. J. A. LEWIS and two children, Mildred and Hall?, Mrs. Hall BROWN and her husband, W. W. BROWN of Fort Worth; Mr. Jas. ABBOT of Italy, brother to Mrs. PENDLETON, and a family friend from Thurber, Mr. Elza MARRS.
To this sorrowing family group the writer joins the many friends in extending sincerest sympathy.
The Irving dairy farm home will be abandoned and Mrs. PENDLEGON and the two grand children will go to live with some of the daughters.  A friend's best wishers:  R. M. HUDSON.  Irving, August 17, 1915.
 
11 Feb 1915
Judge J. C. ROBERTS Dies
Judge J. C. ROBERTS, aged 56 years, died at his home in Oak Cliff at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, after an acute illness of three days.  But he had been in declining health for a year or longer.
The body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. OWENS of Oak Cliff, from which place the funeral was held this (Thursday) morning, Rev. Harry T. MOORE, dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral, conducting the services.
The active pallbearers were Judge W. J. J. SMITH,  Judge J. E. COCKRELL, Robert B. ALLEN, M. D. GANE ? or GANO ?, Will HARRIS, and D. Frank CARDEN.  The honorary pallbearers were Judge Anson RAINEY, Judge Charles A. RASBURY, Judge J. M. TALBOT, Colonel W. L. CRAWFORD, Judge e. B. MUSE, Henry COKE, Judge Kenneth FOREE, Judge W. L. CRAWFORD Jr. Horace CHILTON, General M. M. CRANE, George WALLACE, and Curtis HANCOCK.
Judge ROBERTS was born in Limestone county, but had been a resident of Dallas for twenty-eight years, in the practice of law.  He served for a while as Judge of the Fourteenth District Court.  And when the Sixty-Eighth District Court was created, he was appointed as its first judge, and was elected by the people to succeed himself, at the election in 1910 - and served until the end of 1914.
In his judicial career Judge ROBERTS mad a most enviable record.  Of more than 4000 cases presided over and ruled on by him only 8 cases were ever reversed by the higher courts.  Judge ROBERTS was firm yet mild of manner, and won and held the confidence and esteem of lawyers, litigants, and of the people.
In the Irving area hosts of friends will sadly miss him from life's walk.
 
7 Jan 1915
Mrs. Roy RUSS, who died at her home in Oak Cliff.  After funeral services at Shady Grove at 230 p. m. today (Thursday). was laid to rest in the cemetery there.  Mrs. RUSS is known in this vicinity as the widow of Jim LUSK.  Her infant was buried there a week ago.
 
27 May 1915
GRANDMA STANLEY DEAD
    Mrs. Sue STANLEY, known in the vicinity as Grandma STANLEY, died last Saturday night at the home near Farmers Branch of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie MAY.
Burial was in the Farmers Branch Cemetery Sunday evening, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. FULLER of Carrollton Methodist Church.
Grandma STANLEY was aged 75 years and had been widowed since 1891.  She had long resided in this vicinity, and was known and loved by all.  Many went from here to pay their last tribute of love and respect.
Many relatives reside in the Irvin area, but she is survived only by one daughter, Mrs. MAY and one son, John STANLEY.
Index joins in extending condolence to the surviving children.
 
12 Aug 1915
Miss Irene TEVIS, niece of Mrs. Dick FOSTER, died Saturday in Dallas of pellagra.  Her remains were shipped to Irving Monday and bried at Lowis.  Rev. COMBS conducted the services.  Miss TEVIS was only twenty years old, the main support of her widowed mother.  Index extends sympathy to the bereaved mother and relatives.
 
18 Mar 1915
Death of Mrs. Ed TRIGG
Mrs. Ed TRIGG died at the TRIGG home near Euless, last Friday, March 12.  She had a few days previously undergone an operation for cancer.
The funeral services were conducted from their home Saturday by Rev. GUY of Euless.  The burial was in the cemetery at Arlington.
The services was largely attended by the numerous friends among whom she had lived so long.  And many followed the last resting place.
Mrs. TRIGG was wife of Mr. Ed. TRIGG, and they were the oldest and best known citizens of this area.  Mrs. TRIGG was 57 years of age, and besides the husband, is survived by three children.  Mrs. Charley O'CONNER of Dallas (formerly of Irving), Mrs. THOMAS of Fort Worth, Mrs. HUTCHINSON of Arlington and Roy TRIGG, and Ed TRIGG Jr.
Index joins the many friends in condolence and sympathy to the family and relatives.

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