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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 L-O
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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25 Dec 1909
The lifeless body of Mrs. Berta LARUE of Ballinger, was found in an unused room at the court house Saturday.  Her death was caused by strychnine poisoning, self-administered.
 
18 Dec 1909
Paris:  The infant child of T. H. LASTER, living near Broadway, this county, was choked to death Friday by swallowing a pecan kernel, which lodged in its windpipe.
 
11 Dec 1909
A little daughter of Mrs. Sereno LEAL, living near Brownsville, was run over and killed Friday by the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico train.  The engineer did not see the child - thought it was a piece of paper.  It was about two years old.
 
22 Oct 1909
Strychnine in Biscuits
Lawton Ok.:  Mrs. S. LEEPER, wife of a prominent farmer residing near Elgin, is dead, and several members of the family are seriously poisoned from the effects of a mistake in mixing a quantity of strychnine in a batch of biscuits.  The drug was in a baking powder container.
 
18 Dec 1909
Jack LEONARD'S Body Found
Amarillo:  The dead body of "Uncle Jack" LEONARD of Tascosa was found in a dry creek bed fifteen miles from Amarillo Wednesday, the old man having perished in the storm of Nov. 27.
 
29 Oct 1909
Engineer H. H. LESTER was killed and two others injured in a wreck on the San Angelo Branch of the Santa Fe Wednesday, when westbound extra freight engine 696 ran into work train engine 787 at Yellow Curve, about five miles west of Temple.
 
29 Oct 1909
DEATH IN A R. R. WRECK
Engineer LESTER Killed When Engine Crashes Into Work Train On Santa Fe.
ONE MAN IS BADLY INJURED
Accident Occurs On San Angelo Branch of the G.C.A.S.F. Near Temple
Temple, Oct 28 - Engineer H. H. LESTER was killed and two other injured in a wreck on the San Angelo Branch of the Santa Fe yesterday when westbound extra freight engine 696 ran into work train engine 787 at Yellow Curve about 5 miles west of Temple.
The extra freight was running at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the work train head-on and Engineer LESTER of 696 was caught in the wreck.
Fireman PITTS jumped and escaped with a broken leg and some minor injuries.
 
16 Oct 1909
While Sam LOVE, 17 years old was working at a sorghum mill southeast of Paris Tuesday, his hand was caught in it and was mangled.  Amputation was performed.
 
25 Dec 1909
ONE DEAD AND ONE WOUNDED
Jewett:  One man, Tom LYLES, dead, one man slightly injured and a third party in the custody of the officers, is the result of a shooting which took place Tuesday night west of this city.
 
29 Oct 1909
Late Saturday the two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jim MADDOX of Caldwell accidentally got hold of some matches and ate them.  She was soon very sick and died Sunday morning from the effects of the poison.
 
18 Dec 1909
J. M. MALLETT is Dead
Cleburne:  Capt. J. M. MALLETT, one of the best-known Populists in the Southwest, who made the race for Governor and Congress on that ticket several years ago, died at his home in this city Monday, at the age of 74.  He was editor of a Populist paper here at one time.  He had been in poor health for some time.
 
16 Oct 1909
J. D. MANLEY, charged with killing Louis REICHENSTEIN with a bayonet on the day of President TAFT'S visit to Dallas, was remanded Wednesday without bail in Justice Corley's court in Dallas.
 
29 Oct 1909
Motorcycle Rider Killed
Dallas:  Eugene J. MARSH was thrown from his motorcycle and instantly killed while preparing to start in a motorcycle race at the State Fair Grounds Thursday.  MARSH was thrown against the race track fence, all of the ribs of his left side being crushed and his left jawbone broken.
 
16 Oct 1909
Walker MARTIN, the young man who was kicked in the face by a mule Monday morning, in Port Arthur, died from the effects of the injury.  
 
29 Oct 1909
Patrick H. McCARREN, State Senator, and one of the political powers in the borough of Brooklyn died Friday after lingering for several days between life and death.
 
25 Dec 1909
Senator McLAURIN Dead
Jackson, Miss.:  United States Senator A. J. McLAURIN died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Brandon.  Senator McLAURIN had just recovered from a severe attack of acute indigestion which come on as he was preparing to go to Washington.  He was critically ill for a few days, but pulled through.
 
27 Nov 1909
Leaping from a runaway buggy in Houston late Monday afternoon, Miss Bettie Dorothy MENDELSOHN, daughter of C. MENDELSOHN of that city, sustained internal injuries and a fracture at the base of the skull which resulted in death.
 
27 Mar 1909
Aged Lady Dies
Mrs. Ben MILLIKEN, aged about 70 years, died at her home near Sowers on Thursday night of last week.  The remains were interred at Sowers cemetery on Friday.  Deceased had been in feeble health for a long time and death was not unexpected.  She was one of the much loved good women of her community and will be missed by many.  Her religious faith was Methodist.  The husband, one son and three daughters are left to mourn the death of the good wife and mother.
 
25 Dec 1909
T. B. MITCHELL, pastor of the Baptist Church at Grand Falls, Tex., died Monday from the effects of an accidental gunshot wound received several days ago.
 
11 Dec 1909
Thomas MITCHELL, a well known stock raiser of Sweetwater died Monday morning at St. Paul's Sanitarium.
 
20 Feb 1909
Mrs. Jim MOORE died at her home near Sowers, Wednesday night, after a prolonged affliction with tuberculosis; and her remains were laid to rest in the Sowers cemetery Thursday afternoon.  she leaves a husband and six children - two girls nearly grown, and four boys ranging in years younger.  Mr. MOORE is one of the old settlers of the Irving area, and has many friends to extend sympathy to the family.
 
25 Dec 1909
Miss Nora Ella MOORE, about 21 years of age, a daughter of Joe MOORE, a well-to-do farmer residing about two miles from Temple, was found dead in a well on the premises Friday at a late hour.
 
25 Dec 1909
Mrs. James NICHOLS, aged 66 years, of the Chambliss community, six miles east of Melissa, died Tuesday from the effects of burns received in an accident at her home.
 
4 Dec 1909
One Killed; Two Injured
Tulsa, Okla.:  Melvin O. OLEY was killed and Deputy Marshall GOOCH and Tom BAXLEY seriously wounded in a pitched battle between OLEY and the officer late Tuesday at Kiefer, an oil town fourteen miles south of here.
 
27 Nov 1909
George OLIVER, one of the leading merchants of Abbott, was found dead in bed Saturday morning.  He was about 35 years old and leaves a family.
 
22 Oct 1909
Maj. Gen. OTIS is Dead
Buffalo, N.Y.:  Gen E. S. OTIS died at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning.  Gen. OTIS was a member of the United States Phillipine Commission in 1899 and served as a member until his return to this country to take command of the Department of the Lakes Oct........rest of article is cut off.
 
11 Dec 1909
In a street duel with knives at Alicia, Arkansas, a town located near Little Rock, Saturday, Miss Nora OWENS was fatally injured by Miss Stella BELK, and died within a few minutes after the cutting.

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