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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 1912
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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.

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10 Aug 1912
After a few days of illness, the 4-months old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. BADGETT died at the Baptist Sanitarium in Dallas, after an operation last Monday night.  The body was carried to Grand Prairie and laid away in their family burying ground.  Irving friends extend sympathy to the parents and family.
 
21 Dec 1912
Man killed by Street Car.
Fort Worth, Texas. - Thomas E. BERRY, driver of a wagon, was instantly killed by a street car.  Berry was knocked from his wagon and fell across the track.  The wheels severed his body at the armpits and cut off both his hands.  His legs also were mangled.  According to those who witnessed the accident, BERRY started to drive across the street.  The wagon was struck, buy only slightly damaged.  BERRY was thrown to the center of the car track directly in front of the moving car.
 
21 Dec 1912
Two Dead: 2 Fatally Burned.
Four Children in Arkansas Victims of Flames, Father Held.
Fort Smith, Ark, - Ellis and Mack CAPPS, aged 13 and 10 years, respectively, who with their 14-year old sister Bertha, escaped death in the fire that destroyed their home near here, and in which their sisters, Rosie, aged 8, and Priscilla, aged 3 years, lost their lives, are reported near death.  Bertha will recover.  Marion CAPPS, father of the children and a Methodist minister, was held to the grand jury, charged with firing his house and killing the children.  He attributes the fire to an explosion of a kerosene lamp.
The girl testified that when she discovered the fire she saw her father leave the bedroom and lock the door.  She was tied in bad and after a struggle freed herself and escaped through a window, which she broke after she found it was nailed shut and the door locked.  She found the bed and room saturated with oil.  The boys corroborated her testimony relative to having been tied in bed.
 
16 Nov 1912
AGED MAN KILLED BY TRAIN.
C. M. Cooke, Near Alvarado, Loses Life on Railroad Crossing.
Alvarado, Texas:  At the crossing on Cleburne road, about a mile west of here, Katy passenger train struck the cotton wagon of G. M. COOKE, instantly killing him, crippling his mules and completely destroying the wagon and cotton.  Mr. Cooke was a highly respected farmer, about 80 years of age, and resided on his farm, four miles west of town.
 
16 Nov 1912
PROMINENT MEXICAN IS DEAD
Ramon CORRAL Had Been Vice President and Also a Governor.
Nogales, Ariz.:  A cablegram was received here announcing the death in Paris of Ramon CORRAL, formerly Vice President of Mexico.  All the members of his family were at his bedside.  CORRAL, before his elevation to the Vice Presidency of Mexico during Diaz's regime, was Governor of Sonora.  He had been in bad health several years.
 
16 Nov 1912
Five Fatalities Due to Election.
Woodbridge, N. J.:  With the death of Mrs. James DRISCOLL and her daughter, five fatalities were recorded as due directly to the excitement of the townspeople attendant upon the celebration of the result of the election.  While all the town was ablaze with bonfires, Mrs. DRISCOLL'S  house took fire.  The flames were mistaken for a bonfire and no alarm was sounded.  When firemen finally arrived three children had been burned to death, while Mrs. DRISCOLL and her daughter had received mortal injuries.
 
10 Feb 1912
J. Northcote FITE Dead
News has reached Irving of the death of Mr. J. Northcote FITE.  It will be remembered that Mr. FITE spent last spring and summer in Irving, where he made many friends.  Mr. FITE was from New York and was seeking health.  From here he went to California, where he lingered in a sanitarium some time before death.  His Irving acquaintances are pained to learn of this splendid young man's early passing away.
 
27 Apr 1912
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. FULBRIGHT died at an early hour Friday morning, and was buried at Kit cemetery Friday evening.
 
23 Jun 1912
Mr. William GARRISON who formerly resided near Irving, on the STEWART place, but later moved to near Grapevine, died at his home there this week.  He was about 45 years of age, and leaves a family.
20 Jul 1912
Clyde, the 11 month old child of Mr. Hardy HERMON died last Tuesday, of Brain trouble.  Burial was at Kit Cemetery.
 
2 Jul 1912
CHILD KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE
Son of W. F. HICKS Run Down by Machine of Farm and Ranch Tour Party.
Dallas, Texas. - Watching the passing of the automobiles returning to Dallas from the Farm and Ranch tour, little Earl HICKS, slightly more than 4 years old, was struck down and instantly killed Saturday morning near the Miller's Ferry bridge, five miles south of Dallas.
According to the father of the child, W. T. HICKS, a tenant farmer, living near the spot where the accident occurred, the driver of the machine that struck the boy did not stop, and several other machines passed in the cloud of dust before anyone stopped to offer aid.
W. T. HICKS said: "I had been working in ??????? two boys, 6 and ?? years old, in my field opposite the place where Earl was struck down.  We had crossed to Ed HANLON'S house to get a drink of water and were at his gate talking when the automobiles began to pass.  They raised a great deal of dust and were roaring as they passed.  Earl started to cross the road once and I yelled to him to wait.  I turned around and was talking to HANLON and another man, when I realized that Earl had again left me.  I turned around just in time to see him hurled to one side by a passing automobile."
Immediately after the accident the Sheriff's office in Dallas was notified and deputy, Elmo STRAIT was put to work on the case.  He went to the cafe where the drivers went for lunch and questioned them, but could not obtain any information.  It is thought on account of the dust those immediately behind the car that killed the child did not know that an accident had occurred.
 
30 Mar 1912
The 9 year-old son of Mr. Ed HUGHES died at Cement Wednesday.  Interment was at Fish Trap cemetery.

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