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located in Dallas County. These
are extracted from early 1900 newspapers.
Newspaper of Irving, Texas 1912
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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