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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 1913
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
Purcell, Okla. - During a wind and rainstorm Sunday
afternoon Clifford DEAN and his wife, a farmer living near
Washington, Okla., ten miles west of Purcell, were struck by lightning and
6 Sep 1913
Live Wire Kills Lineman
Milford, Texas - T. S. DODGE, a lineman, was killed
while t work in the edge of town. While stringing a wire he
accidentally touched the trolley wire and received 1250 volts of
electricity, which resulted in ?????? instant death.
26 Apr 1913
Death Claims Mrs. Francis MOUNT
Mrs. Francis MOUNT, of Rhome, Texas, died in Irving
at 9 o'clock Tuesday night in the home of her daughter. Mrs. H. H. BAIN
- wife of Superintendent BAIN of the Irving public school.
The remains were shipped Wednesday morning to her Rhome
home for interment. Mr. BAIN being also sick Mrs. BAIN
could not accompany the body of her mother to its resting place.
Mrs. MOUNT came to Irving recently on a visit to her
daughter, and a week or so ago she was taken sick and pneumonia developed,
resulting in her death. Her three sons - S. H., Y. S. and E. C. MOUNT
- and two daughters - Mrs. BROWNING and Mrs. TROXELL - were
summoned to her bedside and were with their mother at the end.
Irving friends of Mr. and Mrs. BAIN tender their
25 Jan 1913
Fatal Automobile Collison at Enid
Enid, Okla. - William GENSMAN, 35 years old, is
dead: George DEAN, a fireman, is seriously injured, and six
others hurt as the result of a collision between GENSMAN'S automobile
and the city automobile fire truck. GENSMAN was hurled forty
feet and struck the pavement on his head. He never fully regained
consciousness and died five hours later. DEAN has a fractured
shoulder and a broken arm, but will recover. The fire truck was
returning from a run to a fire that had destroyed a $5000 automobile.
6 Sep 1913
Four Killed in Boiler Explosion
Itasca, Texas - Four men were killed as the result of a
boiler explosion at the Itasca cotton oil mills. The dead are: C. E. HARRIS,
superintendent; H. V. ALLEN, laborer; James M. WILSON, the
fireman, and Lige PATTERSON, a workman. HARRIS came here
from Houston a few weeks ago. The other men all live here. The
bodies of both HARRIS and WILSON were blown about 100 feet
across the railroad into a cotton field. Damage to the oil building
and machinery will amount to about $15,000.
8 Feb 1913
DREADFUL FATE OF MEXICAN
Walks Into Uncovered Tank and Is Drowned
TUMBLES IN DEATH TRAP
Contained Creosote and Shrieking With Pain and Body Badly
Acid Eaten the Unfortunate Man Lost His Life, Rescue Unavailing.
Joe HERNANDEZ, a Mexican, met a horrible death when
he fell into an abandoned creosote tank near the old gas plant at Dallas.
HERNANDEZ was a Katy railway section hand. He
had spent the night on a working car with several other men and had been
delegated at 5 0'clock in the morning to get firewood. In the darkness
he walked in the tank, level with the ground, about thirty feet deep and
half filled with creosote and water. Creosote entered his eyes and he
was blinded. Shrieking with pain and fear, he swam about the tank
vainly endeavoring to secure a foothold on the sheer brick walls.
Fellow laborers, aroused by the cries of HERNANDEZ,
tumbled from bed and ran to the tank. Before a rope could be secured,
however he sank in his death in the slimy burning fluid.
After day break police officers with a hook brought the
man's body to the surface horribly disfigured. HERNANDEZ had
been in Dallas but a day or two, going there from San Antonio. Gas
Company officials say they sold the lot on which the tank is located to the
Katy railway over a year ago.
4 Jan 1913
Mrs. Eugene JOFFRE Dead
Mrs. Eugene JOFFRE, whom Index mentioned last week
as being critically ill and in the care of a trained nurse, died on Friday
night, December 27, 1912. The funeral services and the burial were at
the Sowers Cemetery.
Mrs. JOFFRE was formerly Miss Edna MOSHER,
and had resided most of her live in this vicinity. She leaves the
husband and five children - one the infant just born last week.
Sympathy of friends in the community go to the stricken
1 Mar 1913
DEATH CALLS AGED LADY TO ETERNAL HOME
Mrs. G. W. MILLER Answers the Summons at the Age of
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. COLE, in
Garland, Texas, at 1:30 a. m., February 21, 1913, Mrs. G. W. MILLER passed
quietly and peacefully to her eternal rest.
Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p. m., after funeral services, the
body was laid to rest in Pleasant Ridge cemetery, near Newhope, beside the
remains of her companion for 62 years - who answered the call March 29,
1911. A host of the family and friends bowed in homage at the grave.
A long span of life was that allotted to Mrs. G. W. MILLER
- 86 years on the 2nd day of last October. And she had lived a
beautiful christian life.
Referring to the death of Mr. G. W. MILLER, in its
issue of April 1, 1911, thus quotation applies aptly at this time:
Mr. G. W. MILLER would have been 85 years old on the
12th of this month (April). He was born and reared in Kentucky, but
came to Texas in 1870, and bought a farm and located where is now Newhope,
and where he has ever since resided. He was a staunch and ardent
member of the Methodist church for near sixty years, and most of this time
an active steward.
"His wife, who survives him, was Miss Martha MARTIN,
and also came with him from Kentucky. She too, is past 84 years of
age. They were married Feb. 11, 1849.
Three generations of children survive them.
Their only two surviving sons reside in Irving, and are of
the leading business men here - Mr. C. G. MILLER being an extensive
merchant, and Mr. W. F. MILLER cashier of the Irving State Bank.
"Four daughters survive: Mrs. A. W. LANDER ?
of Newhope, Mrs. T. M. JONES of Mesquite, Mrs. C. L. COLE of
Garland, and Mrs. G. H. WELLS of Big Springs.
The grand children and great-grand children are
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