About This Collection:
Read history as it was happening in more than 3 million pages from over
200 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to
the 1700's. Locate obituaries and old newspaper articles about YOUR
ancestors! The full-text index and Advanced Image Viewer deliver
highlighted search hits on every page.
You'll find state,
county and town of residence; relationship to head-of-household;
gender and ethnicity; age; birthplace; birthplace of parents;
occupation; and much more with this census subscription at
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.
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.
Mr. J. B. PENDLETON Answers Final Summons Last
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,
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
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
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
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
The services was largely attended by the numerous friends
among whom she had lived so long. And many followed the last resting
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.
you found information in our newspaper extractions that helped you in your
research? Drop us a line. We love to hear from you.