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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 1909
Names F-K
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.  Spelling and punctuation was left as found.
Names starting with:   A-E    F-K    L-O    P-S    T-Z
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18 Dec 1909
Because, as he alleges, they were trespassers on his property and used obscene language in the presence of his family when ordered away, Elijah CHILDREN Sunday, shot and killed Miss Belle FRIZZLE and seriously wounded here companion, Cole BARD at Dillsboro, N. C.
 
11 Dec 1909
Mr. W. L. FOSS died at his home in Dallas, Wednesday.  Funeral services were held there by Rev. J. Frank SMITH, in the chapel at the DONOVAN undertaking establishment Thursday, and the remains shipped to Irving for interment, which was made in the Kit cemetery Thursday evening.
Mr. FOSS was 42 years of age, and has resided in Dallas most of his life.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Misses ELVIS and NELLIE, and four sisters, Mrs. D. E. McGINN of Dallas, Mrs. M. D. GUDENOGE of Cordell, Ok., Mrs. M. A. HURST of Goltry, Ok., and Mrs. A. V. MOSS of Fort Worth.  His widow is a sister of our townsman Mr. Vie OSTRAND.
 
23 Jan 1909
Grandma Foster Dead
Mrs. Sallie FOSTER (Grandma FOSTER) died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. TAYLOR, near Irving.  Grandma FOSTER was about 77 years old and had been in impaired health for several years.  She was the widow of T. J. (Uncle Jeff) FOSTER, who died eight years ago at the age of 92.
They were pioneers in this vicinity, and the parents of numerous FOSTER family who reside here.
One son, B. M. FOSTER, is a merchant of Irving, and three other brothers reside in the Irving vicinity - R. L., R. A. and Theodore FOSTER.  Another son, M. O. FOSTER, resides in Oklahoma, and still another, F. W. FOSTER, in East Texas.
One daughter, Mrs. SCARBROUGH, resides in West Texas; two other daughters, Mrs. J. A. TAYLOR and Mrs. R. L. TAYLOR, reside near Irving.  One daughter, Theodora, a twin sister to Theodore died in childhood.
All the children except the daughter residing in East Texas were present at the funeral, which was held at the Baptist church at Grapevine Thursday evening and the burial was in the Grapevine cemetery.
And another christian woman has been called from a long earthly career to her final reward.
 
16 Oct 1909
Mrs. E. M. FOWLER was killed and her two children were seriously injured when their home was destroyed by a tornado late Sunday in Siloam, Ark.
 
27 Nov 1909
Kills Sister by Accident
Laredo:  The corpse of Miss Annie GARRETT, aged 19 years, was brought in on the Texas Mexican road from her home Thursday.  Her death was the result of a gunshot wound in the breast accidentally fired by her young brother.
 
18 Dec 1909
After reading the accounts of two local murders and suicides, Daniel B. GROFF killed his wife and himself Friday, in Oakland Cal.
 
18 Dec 1909
Woman Burns to Death.
Muskogee, Okla.:  Her dress catching fire from an open fireplace, Mrs. Polly HAMMER, an Indian woman of Braggs, was burned to death Wednesday.
 
20 Mar 1909
Mrs. HARBISON Dies
Mrs. J. S. HARBISON, of whose serious illness Index noted last issue, died Saturday evening at 3 o'clock.
Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday evening at 3"30, by Rev. Tom GREEN.
The remains were taken to Arizona for interment, leaving Irving Tuesday morning, accompanied by the husband, and by the mother and sister - Mrs. H. A. HILLS and Miss Jessie HILLS - who came here on summons to the death-bed.
Although a resident of Irving but a few months, Mrs. HARBISON had won herself a sphere of respect and esteem among her neighbors, who were deeply touched at the seemingly untimely death of this young woman.
Index was handed this short biography.
Mona Adelaide HILLS was born in Nebraska, February 22, 1888, but was reared at Hulbert, Okla.  Three years ago, with her parents, they moved to Douglas, Arizona.  there she met Mr. J. S. HARBISON, and they were married on May 9, 1907.  They came to Irving December 8, 1908.  She died here March 18, 1909.
 
11 Dec 1909
Horace HOOKS, a boy of about 14 years of age, of Hillsboro, died Monday from Tetanus, resulting from a wound in the palm of his left hand produced by the accidental discharge by him about a week ago of a toy pistol loaded with only a paper wad.
 
29 Oct 1909
Gen. Oliver O. HOWARD, last of the Union commanders of the Civil War, died at his home in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday.
 
16 Oct 1909
Found Dead in Buggy
Georgetown:  William HOWELL, a well-known stockman and farmer, was found dead at his gate in his buggy Thursday morning, where he had died during the night after returning home to his ranch, nine miles from here.
 
4 Dec 1909
Accidental Killing
While out hunting Saturday evening in the vicinity of Sowers, "Sonny" IRVIN, 12 year old son of Mrs. ODOM of Dallas was killed by the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of his companion, Will GILBERT, also about the same age.
The charge of shot shattered the boy's elbow and entered the abdomen.  The wounded lad was taken to the home of Mr. BLETENDORF, and Drs. GILBERT and HALEY were called in.  Dr. GILBERT'S son was visibly affected, and plead with his father: "For God sake, save his life if you can."
Dr. GILBERT summoned Dr. SAMUEL of Dallas, and all possible was done for the unfortunate boy, but he died Sunday morning about six o'clock.
Interment was made in the Sowers cemetery Monday morning.
To lend sadness to the accident, the mother of the boy killed was a widow, and was visiting a sick sister on Dr. GILBERT'S farm.
It was a shock to the community, and a blow to Dr. GILBERT'S family as well as to the boy's mother.
 
13 Nov 1909
Woman Fatally Burned
Josephine, Tex.:  Mrs. George JAMES, daughter of J. A. HUNT, was fatally burned Wednesday and died Thursday.  She was rendering lard when her clothes were ignited.
 
27 Nov 1909
While playing with a gun at his home near Faulkner, Okla., Wednesday, the 8-year-old son of J. E. JENKINS accidentally shot and killed his sister, 6 years old.
 
24 Jul 1909
Another Aged Citizen Dies
Eugene JOFFRE, 70 years of age, died at the family residence, 111 Rawlins street.  He was born in Bloits, France, Dec 28, 1838.  He came to Texas Sept. 20 1871, and settled in what is now a part of the city of Dallas.  He was a stone mason by trade and was on of the men who constructed the piers for the present Commerce street bridge over the Trinity River.  A little later he helped to erect what was the first stone or brick courthouse for the count of Dallas.
Surviving him are a widow and four children.  The children are Mrs. C. L. LITTLEPAGE of Stamford, Mrs. G. W. PEMBERTON and J. R. JOFFRE of Irving and E. H. JOFFRE of Dallas - Dallas News of Monday, July 19.
Mr. JOFFRE spent many years in the Irving area, and has relatives and many friends here.  Besides his son Jules JOFFRE, who resides near Irving, Fred JOFFRE, a nephew, also resides in Irving.  These relatives and friends attended the funeral and interment Monday evening at the Oak Cliff cemetery.
 
27 Nov 1909
Man Killed by Accident
Red Oak:  H. J. JONES was killed by the accidental discharge of his shotgun while passing through a wire fence near his home here Thursday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock.
 
11 Dec 1909
Tom JONES, aged about 40 years, an employe of the Keith Lumber Company at Voth, was burned to death in his cabin at Voth at an early hour Friday Morning.
 
27 Nov 1909
Word was received Sunday that H. M. KECK, a prominent farmer living about eight miles south of Gonzales had killed himself by gunshot wound and creation.
 
8 May 1909
On account of the illness of the mother, the funeral services of Little Fay KEELING was held at the family residence.  Rev. T. F. GREEN conducted the services.
 
25 Dec 1909
The infant son of W. KEESE of Lofton, Winn Parish, La., was burned to death Tuesday at their home.
 
4 Dec 1909
Rev. Dr. F. KIEFER, aged 76 years, a pioneer of Texas and for forty years a Baptist minister, formerly engaged in missionary work in Germany, England and Russia, died in Abilene Thursday.

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