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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 1909
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.
Mr. J. A. TAYLOR, one of Irving's staunch and highly
respected citizens, passed away Monday morning. Irving citizens paid
personal tribute of respect at the sick bedside, at the funeral and at the
grave. Index yields to the following beautiful tribute in memory.
On Monday morning, Aug 9, as Aurora's light was heralding a
new sun, while the inhabitants of our little town and countryside were just
beginning to stir with the life of a new day, and our first thoughts on
waking reverted to the home of a loved citizen, Brother J. A. TAYLOR,
expectant yet fearing, surprise was evident nowhere, that the Death Angel
had brought the dread summons that the kind and affectionate husband, the
loving father in that house, was wanted in Heaven; that the Father had said,
It is enough, His sufferings must cease, his joys must begin, His home is
For 22 days he had suffered with a complication of
diseases. His health had been failing for many months - and when at
4:55 o'clock the end came, while the blow to his family, relatives and
friends, was so hard, expected though it was, there is the sweet consoling
thought that our loss is his eternal gain.
None who knew Brother TAYLOR in the latter portion
of his life can doubt his Christian character. He professed faith in
Christ and was baptized fifteen years ago in Kaufman county. He loved
to talk of religion, of his Heavenly Father, while his bible was his
He was born Jan. 7, 18566 and his early boyhood was spent
in Kentucky and in Rutherford county, Tennessee, near the battlescarred
Murpheesboro. He came to Texas in his middle teens and his father
purchased the place near Sowers on which John LANOTTE now lives,
familiarly known as the old TAYLOR place, and though he has
lived a few of the intervening years in Wise and Kaufman counties, the
greater portion of his life was spent here, in what is known as the Forks of
His magnetic ways and generous heart, won for him an
innumerable host of friends, and every community that he entered welcomed
him as sincerely as a preceding one regretted losing him, and the beautiful
hospitable, friendly little town of Irving mourns its loss of him while it
knows his place can never be filled.
His dear, good, heart broken wife, Mrs. Tryphena TAYLOR,
and four sons, Willie, married and living at Grand Prairie, Tom, Grider, and
Little Grady, one sister, Mrs. Anna POLLARD, near Grand Prairie,
three brothers, Ben TAYLOR of Irving, Will of Colorado City and
Booker of Iowa Park, survive him, while he has joined his parents, two
sisters, his brother Lee TAYLOR, and a little daughter Lula, in the
Beautiful City of Gold.
His family, his sister and brothers were with him in his
illness, but a few days before he died Will and Booker were compelled to
return home on account of their families, while Ben and Mrs. POLLARD
remained to aid in administering to his wants and smooth his pillow till his
light went out. His nephew, Brooks POLLARD and his neice, Mrs.
Ida BLACK of Kaufman county, with her husband were also present
during the last hour.
At 4 o'clock a large concourse of friends and relatives
started with the loved remains to the Baptist tabernacle, where his loved
pastor, Rev. Tom GREEN of Dallas, conducted the funeral services,
after which the long procession wended its way to the Sowers cemetery where
the remains were interred with Praetorian honors.
May his loved ones, who have been the burden of his
prayers, strive to meet him where there is not parting and the many good
friends endeavor to show by cheering words and kindly visits how much Sister
TAYLOR is appreciated and thus lighten the burden of her sorrows,
while they admonish his boys to consider that they have the option of again
grasping that loved hand that beckons from the others shore.
Mrs. Eugenia FOSTER
4 Dec 1909
Sammie THOMAS, a negro, about 23 years old, was
lynched at Shreveport Saturday evening by a mob of nearly 500 white men and
boys for attempting assault upon little Jennie McMILLAN, 7-year-old
5 Jun 1909
Mr. and Mrs. Braden TILLERY had the sad misfortune
to lose their infant boy, Otto E. Saturday night last, and the remains were
interred at Lago, at 4 p. m. Sunday. Funeral services were held by
Bro. Leroy ANDERSON at the home on First Avenue, and Consul Commander
Calvin REED and Manager HAWKINS of Lagow Camp W.O.W. No
2160 were the pall bearers. Though but an infant, due respect was paid
the dead by the order - Sov. TILLERY being a member of the Lagow
degree team. At the regular meeting of the Camp on Monday night last
resolutions of respect and condolence were read and passed.
2 Oct 1909
Death Calls Pioneer
Mr. John TRIGG, seventy-eight years of age and most
of his life a resident of this vicinity, was stricken with paralysis at his
home near Sowers on Monday of last week, from which shock he died Tuesday,
September 28. The deceased was one of the pioneers of Dallas
County. Mr. TRIGG is survived by his wife and several children,
one son being the popular Deputy Sherrif Hayden TRIGG. The
funeral and interment was at Sowers cemetery Wednesday evening, attended by
friends and neighbors. Index extends the feeble comfort of its
sympathy to its friend Hayden TRIGG and the others of his family.
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Tuesday evening, where interment was made. Rev. W. F. Barcus of Christian
church conducted the services and a large concourse of friends were present.
20 Mar 1909
Judge Charles Fred TUCKER, prominent at the Dallas
legal bar and formerly judge of one of the district courts of Dallas county
died suddenly Wednesday evening, at his home in Dallas.
13 Nov 1909
As the result of an automobile going over a six-foot bluff
fifteen miles from Amarillo, Thursday night, an infant of Rev. J. H. UTECHT
of Beloit, Kan., was killed instantly.
22 Oct 1909
Aged Priest Asphyxiated.
Chicago: Rev. Adrian VAN HULST, aged 93 years
and one of the oldest priests in the United States was found dead in his
room at St. Ignatius' College here Tuesday from accidental asphyxiation.
25 Nov 1909
Engineer Tom WALKER and Fireman P. W. RAUER (or
RANER), both of Tucson, were killed, ten persons seriously injured and
thirteen others cut and bruised when eastbound Southern Pacific passenger
train No-4 formerly known as the Golden State Limited, was wrecked three
miles west of Benson, Arizona, Sunday morning.
22 Oct 1909
R. P. WALLACE, a Katy brakeman was killed while
coupling cars Thursday at Whitesboro. He was employed Wednesday and
was out on his first trip.
20 Mar 1909
Grandma WALLS, died last night at her son's home, 3
miles southwest of Irving. Funeral will at Shady Grove this evening.
25 Dec 1909
Capt. J. W. WATSON, for many years government
weather observer in Abilene, and next to the oldest man in the service, was
instantly killed here Saturday. Falling down the basement steps of the
government building his head struck the cement floor and his skull was
25 Dec 1909
One death resulting from cold has been reported in Ft.
Worth. Charles WEEKS, 17 years of age, who was found lying face
downward in a snowdrift after all means for restoration were exhausted, died
Monday at an early hour.
13 Nov 1909
Mrs. Delsy Guyer WEST of Knox City, was accidentally
shot Friday and died soon after. Mrs. WEST was cooking dinner,
when a 5-year-old son in some way discharged a shotgun. The charge
entered her right lung and caused her death.
11 Dec 1909
Drinks Wood Alcohol by Mistake
Greenville: Bulger WILKERSON, a well-to-do
farmer of the Weiland community and a pioneer settler of the county,
accidentally killed himself Wednesday by drinking wood alcohol.
25 Dec 1909
The corpse of George WITTICH, aged about 55 years
and formerly of San Antonio, was found Friday morning hanging from a joist
under the steps leading from the top of the seawall to the beach in
4 Dec 1909
Col. F. H. WOOD, one of the early settlers and best
known citizens of Hill county, died Friday near Vaughan, aged 81 years.
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