JAMES S. CHADDICK
Died at his residence in Plano, Collin county, Texas, March 19th 1883 of Bronchial Pneumonia, Brother James S. Chaddick, aged 31 years. Brother Chaddick was a native of the State of Louisiana and moved to Collin county Texas about ten years ago, and for the last five years had been a citizen of Plano. Those who best knew the deceased know best how to appreciate his virtues.
The deceased leaves a large circle of friends and relations to mourn his loss. He was one of the charter members of Plano Lodge No. 977, Knights of Honor and had filled nearly all the stations in the lodge and at the time of his death was its worthy Dictator. He was one of its main supports, one whose counsel was ever adhered to by the members thereof, one whose hand was ever ready to assist those in want.... [The Enquirer, McKinney, Texas, March 31, 1883]
MRS. MARTHA ANN FIELDS
An Old Land-Mark Gone. Mrs. Martha Ann Fields Passes Over the River, Aged 89 Years.
Again the Gazette is called upon to chronicle the death of one of Collin county’s old land-marks and pioneers, Mrs. Martha An Fields, who died in this city last night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Dulaney, at the ripe age of 89 years. Mrs. Fields came to texas in 1857 with her husband, locating some ten miles west of McKinney. Her husband, Jesse Fields was killed during the war by a horse running away with him. Mrs. Fields since that time, has lived with her children, principally with Mrs. Dulaney.
She has three sons, Jim, John, and B. V. Fields, and five daughters, Mrs. Lucy Dulaney, Mrs. Doe Hill, Mrs. Andy Atkinson, all of this city, and Mrs. Jim Parker of Missouri, and Mrs. Jennie Barnes of Ardmore, I. T. Mrs. Fields was a devout and consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for a long number of years, and McKinney and Collin county loses one of its best citizens and purest women in her death. The funeral services were conducted at 4 o’clock this evening from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dulaney, Revs. Cocke and Cloyd conducting same. Interment took place in the Pecan Grove cemetery, a very large crowd attending the burial. [The Daily Gazette. McKinney, Texas, May 20, 1889.]
MRS. LYNN PERRY (Miss Lura Bass)
Death of a Young Mother. Mrs. Lynn Perry Died Last Thursday Evening.
Among the many saddened homes of our city on last Thursday afternoon was that of Mr. Lynn Perry, whose young wife lay dying during the trying hours when all McKinney was in the throes of deepest excitement and sorrow, caused by the awful wreck of the Odd Fellows building only an hour or two before. The final summons for this young woman’s pure spirit came at 6:30 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bass on North Tucker street and a little babe an hour old survived. Mrs. Perry was formerly Miss Lura Bass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bass of this city. She was born and reared in McKinney, was 24 years 3 months and 23 days of age. She was a graduate of our city high school, was beloved by a large circle of friends whom she had drawn to her by her sweet, Christian disposition. Oct. 20, 1909 she was married to Mr. Lynn Perry, son of T. C. Perry, formerly of this city, but now residing in Fort Worth.
Deceased is survived besides her husband and infant son by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bass, two brothers, Richard and Hugh Bass and one sister, Mrs. Ula Saunders, of Oklahoma City, all of whom were present. The funeral services were held at the residence of her parents, 500 Tucker street, Saturday morning at 11:45 conducted by Rev. P. F. King, pastor of the first Christian church, assisted by Dr. E. E. King, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment at Pecan Grove. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
The pallbearers were Vet Smith, Don Davis, Tom Scott, Jim White, John Heard, and Jewell Abernathy, all boyhood friends and schoolmates of the young husband and wife. The Examiner joins in deepest sympathy for the family in their irreparable loss.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MRS. J. B. HONAKER (Miss Melinda Bickley)
Mrs. Malinda Honaker, wife of J. B. Honaker, Sr. of Farmersville, died Saturday, Jan. 25. She is survived by her husband and four daughters. Mrs. Honaker was a daughter of the late Joel Bickley and was noted for her kindness and attention to the poor and unfortunate. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MRS. ADA KIRK (Miss Ada Smith)
Dies Suddenly - Was in Her Usual Health - Death caused from Neuralgia of Heart.
Truly have the hearts of the people of McKinney been saddened during the week past. Following the many deaths caused by the great castrophe of last Thursday came the sudden and shocking news of the death of Mrs. Ada Kirk which occurred from neuralgia of the heart at her home at the corner of West Lamar and North Church streets at 11 o’clock Monday forenoon. Mrs. Kirk had been busy with her household duties apparently as calm and as well as usual. About 10:30 she went into her mother’s room with the remark that she would rest for a while as a pain was troubling her in her left side. Finding no relief her mother phoned Dr. T. W. Wiley who came at once and administered to her. She seemed better and sat in her chair talking to those in the room when a return of the pain brought sudden death.
Mrs. Kirk was the daughter of Mrs. T. J. Smith and sister of J. Frank Smith, bookkeper at the Collin County National Bank. She was born Nov. 14 1860, in Barbour county, Ala., and moved with her parents to Texas in 1883. She was married Mar. 14, 1886, to J. D. Kirk and they resided in Mumford, Texas until ten years ago when her husband died and she moved to McKinney. Mrs. Kirk was a consecrated member of the Methodist church having been converted at the early age of twelve years. She loved her church and was happy in doing services, in the various branches. She loved her home and all the tasteful arts that make home happy. She loved her friends – her greeting was one of gracious Southern hospitality and truly noble impulse. She was also a member of the McKinney Rebekah Lodge. Her father, T. J. Smith, passed into the great beyond Jan. 19, 1910. One brother and two sisters died in infancy.
Mrs. Kirk is survived by her mother, Mrs. T. J. Smith who resided with her and her brother, J. Frank Smith whose many friends deeply sympathize with them in their great bereavement. Another to whom sympathy is due is faithful – Aunt Susan, the old colored woman who had lived with her for years and who feels that her friend of friends is gone. The funeral service washeld at the Methodist church by her pastor, Rev. C. C. Young, assisted by Presiding Elder Chas. A. Spraggins and Rev. Wesley D. Thompson of Dallas. The remains were laid to rest in beautiful Pecan Grove cemetery and the grave was covered by fragrant flowers from loving friends.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
JOHN H. BINGHAM
Pioneer Editor Drops Dead. Capt. John H. Bingham Died of Heart Failure Monday at Noon.
Capt. John H. Bingham is dead. The summons came Monday at noon and without warning. Heart failure is given as the cause of his death. Capt. Bingham had not been complaining of feeling unwell, so we understand, and was able to attend to his usual business. He was at his home on South Chestnut street at the time and was out on the porch playing with one of the little children. He complained of a hurting in his left side and in a few moments thereafter was stricken. The news of his sudden death was received with much sadness by many friends throughout the city. It was a shock to everyone, for the Captain was down town nearly every day.
To this writer, the death of Captain Bingham brings much sadness. We had known him for 37 years. It was in his office we learned much of the printers’ trade. He was for many years, editor of the Enquirer, one of the oldest papers in the State, and we can truthfully say he was a good employer. We thought much of him. He was a skillful printer and he required us to do our work right or not at all. ....The captain was a man of few words. He was honest and sincere in his views. He was a finely educated man, a deep thinker, a splendid writer. As brave a man as ever walked our streets. He was a democrat and always worked for and voted the democratic ticket. He was for years editor of the McKinney Enquirer which he edited until 1895, when without a moment’s notice he ceased its publication. That was the Captain’s way. He never consulted others about what was his business.....No man every knew John H. Bingham to ‘ride the fence’ on any question.
.....he retired to his home, where he spent much of his time reading and looking after his big alfalfa farm. He owned several hundred acres at the time of his death. He took much interest in outdoor life. He was 74 years of age. He came here about 60 years ago from Tennessee. He was an ex-Confederate soldier, serving throughout the war. He was a member of Goode’s Battery, and Texas Ranger. During the latter part of the war, he was elected Captain of a Company to succeed Capt. Douglass.
In 1867 Capt. Bingham was married to Miss Eliza V. Graves, daughter of the late Isaac F. Graves. Six children were born to this union, all living except two, Nathaniel, who died several years ago, and Margaret Gains who died when about one year of age. Those living are Mrs. J. T. Couch of this city; Mrs. Wat Morelock of Dallas, Isaac Bingham of Bakersfield, Cal., and Good Bingham at home. The funeral service was held at the home Wednesday afternoon...by Bishop Garrett of Dallas, assisted by Rev. Carrington, Rector All Saints Church of Dallas, and Rev. Jamison, Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of this city. Many old time friends and neighbors had gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased and mingle their tears in sympathy for the grief stricken wife and children. At conclusion of the service the body was conveyed to Pecan Grove cemetery where it was lowered to its eternal rest. Thus passes from the busy walks of man, another familiar figure of the early days of Collin. Peace to his ashes.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
STELLA YEATTS (Stella Moore)
“Grandma” Yeatts Died at Denton. For Many Years Resided at Nevada Collin County.
Mrs. Stella (Moore) Yeatts, better known among her friends as “Grandma” Yeatts, died at the home of her son, C. C. Yeatts, 208 West Maple street, at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, death following a long illness during which time, on account of her extreme old age, little hope was left for her recovery. Mrs. Yeatts was a few days over 88 years of age, celebrating her eighty-eighty birthday on August 27, last.
Mrs. Yeatts was born in Virginia, but with her husband had been a resident of Texas for many years, living at Nevada, Collin county, prior to moving here to live with her son. Surviving her are eight children as follows: J. B. Yeatts, of Josephine; W. W. Yeatts of Garza; J. M. Yeatts of Rivera; E. D. Yeatts of Midfield; C. C. Yeatts of Denton; Mrs. Jim Wetsel of Bellevue; Mrs. J. W. Kidd of Van alstyne; Mrs. J. A. Moore of Sherman. She was married in September 1846 to Jubal David Yeatts, who died at Nevada, Collin county, eight years ago. The body will be shipped on the early train Wednesday morning to Nevada, Collin county, where burial will be made alongside her husband. .[Reprinted from the Denton Record by The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11 1913.]
“Uncle Tom” Williams is Dead. Passed Away Last Sunday at His Home Near Parker.
Another of the old settlers has passed to his reward — “Uncle Tom” Williams. He died at his home in the Parker community last Sunday morning at 1:20 o’clock. His death was caused from a complication of diseases peculiar to old age, he being at time of his death 81 years and 8 months of age. “Uncle Tom” was a familiar figure in this section. He had lived here from about the time of the breaking out of the war. He moved here from Rusk county and settled near Parker where he reared his family. He is survived by his wife and eight children as follows: J. N. Williams of Johnson county; Charlie Williams of Bellvue; J. W. Williams of Parker; Mrs. Bettie Barron of Denton county; Roll, Henry, and Miss Sallie at home. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church. His burial was at Forest Grove cemetery Monday afternoon. The Examiner extends sympathy to the family in their sorrow..[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
MRS. E. J. O’GWIN
Mrs. E. J. O’Gwin died Yesterday. Aged Mother of Mrs. M. E. Mallow of North McKinney Passes Away.
Mrs. E. J. O’Gwin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. e. Mallow, on North Coleman street yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. O’Gwin had been sick several weeks. She was 75 years of age at time of her death. She was one of the early settlers of Collin county. She had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian church since early childhood. The funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. r. R. Rives, of the Central Presbyterian church today at 1 o’clock at the home. Interment will be at the Orenduff cemetery at 3 o’clock .[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
JAMES B. SNIDER
Remains Brought Here and Buried at Walnut Grove.
Jas. B. Snider died at the Baptist Sanitarium at Dallas last Sunday morning at 3 o’clock. Mr. Snider had been suffering several weeks from an abcess [sic] on his lung. He was operated on recently and it was hoped would recover. The body was shipped to McKinney over the interurban Monday morning and taken in charge by the Crouch Harzog Co., undertakers, and conveyed to Walnut Grove cemetery for interment at 12 o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Harris, pastor of that church. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Snider of the Rhea’s Mill community. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers and four sisters, as follows: g. H., W. M. O. K., and Earl Snider. Mesdames Lon Dennis, Frances Lewis, Frank O’Brien and Miss Emma Snider. The Examiner joins in sympathy for bereaved ones. .[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
T. B. WILSON
Funeral Service ...Conducted at His Home - Body Lowered to Rest in Pecan Grove Cemetery.
The funeral service of t. B. Wilson was conducted at his late home just North of McKinney Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the presence of a large number of people who came from far and near. His sister, Mrs. Bettie Emberson of Pilot Point, his brother, A. M. Wilson and all the members of his immediate family were present together with many other relatives. His aged sister, Mrs. Martha Wallis, having become prostrated had to return to her home near Wallis Chapel, hence could not be at the funeral. The floral offerings were beautiful. A pretty design with the word “Papa” on it was noticeable, another “Gates Ajar” design with the words “At Rest,” and a broken wheel and others were strikingly beautiful.
Rev. C. C. Young, pastor of the First Methodist church, read scriptural selections and delivered a brief talk. He was followed by a reminiscent address by Eld. John McKinney, a life-long friend. The funeral march to Pecan Grove was a very impressive one. It was one of the longest funeral corteges witnessed here in many years. Following is a list of the pall bearers: Active: S. H. Cole, Dr. S. H. Abbott, Judge T. C. Andrews, R. J. Straughan, J. S. Heard and J. H. Ferguson. Honorary: Judge T. C. Goodner, Dr. T. W. Wiley, Ben Estes, Dr. O. H. Kirkpatrick, J. P. A. Wallace, Hon. e. W. Kirkpatrick, f. C. Thompson, J. W. Field, J. W. Ashley, Judge L. C. Clifton, Hon. J. L. Doggett, John Lovejoy, and J. L. Franklin..[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
Aged 91. Was a Pioneer of the Farmersville Section.
A pioneer citizen, familiarly called Uncle Jack Jenkins, died Monday, Sept. 1 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom Richards at Paducah at the age of 91 years, from the infirmities of his advanced age. The body was brought here for interment Wednesday and was buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, Rev. C. E. Woolridge of the Denton Christian church officiating. Deceased went to Paducah about six weeks ago from this place to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Richards. He had in earlier life been a prominent citizen of this section, coming here many years ago from Tennessee. He was a member of the Christian church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Coleman of Farmersville; Mrs. Richards of Paducah, and nine grand children. Sam Coleman, Dan Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Jack Taylor, of Farmersville. Mrs. Will Elrod of Plano, Mrs. Akins, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. McMerkin and Eden Coleman of Royse, all of whom attended the funeral. .[Reprinted from the Farmersville Times by The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
JOHN WILL TIMMINS
Popular Young Man Succumbed this Morning to the Great White Plague.
John Will Timmins, familiarly known as “Jack” Timmins, died this morning at 8:10 o’clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Timmins, three miles northwest of Plano. Jack had been sick for some time with tuberculosis, and for several days his death had been momentarily expected. He was in his 24th year, being born April 1st, 1890. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at 10 o’clock tomorrow (Friday) morning. Rev. C. B. Fladger of Frmersville officiating. Interment will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. We had known Jack Timmins for some time, and knew him to be a good-hearted, manly young man, and our sincerest sympathy goes out to those loved ones who mourn his departure. .[Reprinted from the Plano Star-Courier by The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
Dan Hinton died at his home about midway between Ardath and Altoga last week after a long illness with tuberculosis. Mr. Hinton was 26 years of age. He is a son of Mrs. M. B. WILLIAMS of Ardath. He is survived by his mother, three sisters, and one brother, besides his wife and two small children. The Examiner extends sympathy to the grief stricken relatives.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]
Z. A. C. HARRIS
Former Principal of School Here - Father of Ray Harris, the Grain Man.
Ray Harris was called to the bedside of his father, Z. A. C. Harris, in Waco Tuesday, but arrived too late, his father having passed away at 4:40 o’clock in the Central Baptist Hospital. Prof. Harris was well known in McKinney, having been principal of the North Ward school in this city for a number of years. He was prominent in church, social and political circles for a number of years. Prof. Harris was 73 years old. He reared a family of seven children. Three sons and four daughters. The sons are: Ray Harris, McKinney; Herman Harris, Fort Worth, and Paul Harris, well known musician and band leader of Dallas. The daughters are Mrs. Misslin, Waco, Mrs. Will Rogers, California, Mrs. Ed. Doer, Kansas, and Mrs. Kate Whaley, Fort Worth. At the time of his death the deceased was living with his daughter, Mrs. Misslin.
Deceased came to Texas in 1883 and settled at Farmersville where he taught school for twenty years with the exception of about three years when he taught at Memphis, Texas. Returning to Famersville, he again taught school and later moved to McKinney. He was married to Miss Quisenberry of Farmersville shortly after coming to Texas. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago..... The remains of the deceased were shipped to Farmersville. Funeral services will be held at 10:50 o’clock this (Thursday) morning. Interment in I. O. O. F. cemetery..[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, April 20, 1922.]
Death Claims Plano Banker.
Olney Davis, Aged 65, Prominent Citizen of Collin County Pases Away.
The city of Plano mourns the passing of her favorite son and most distinguished citizen, Olney Davis. For nearly forty years he has been identified with the interest of his home town, striving to make it an important commercial center of Collin county, and to attract to it the business interests of the State, and to gather within its limits those active minds, not only in the various professions, but those minds most capable of controlling the financial and business interests of the town. It is time for the city to mourn its loss, when its citizens realize that its most distinguished worker, the one who has contributed most to the city’s prosperity and made it a city of beautiful homes and modern conveniences, is no more.
Olney Davis was a native Texan, having been born in Ellis county, Texas, February 17th, 1857, and at the time of his death was in his 65th year. His parents were R. A. Davis and Mary Pauline (Sweatt) Davis, who emigrated from the State of Tennessee to Texas in 1852. The elementary education of Olney Davis was received in the Waxahachie Public School. In 1876 he entered the State University of Illinois where he spent two years. Returning home in 1878, he went west and engaged in the cattle business. In 1880 he came to Collin county and located a few miles west of the city of Plano, and became engaged in agricultural pursuits. Separated from his own family and thrown upon his own resources, he learned to rely upon his own judgment. In 1881 he married Miss Effie Mathews of Collin county, a daughter of B. F. Mathews, a pioneer settler of Collin county. There was born of this union nine children, six of whom are now living, and three who preceded him to the better land. Those living are: R. A. Davis, Mrs. Harry Houston, Miss Maud Davis, Miss Vera Davis, Mrs. Frances Thompson, and Mrs Lester Beckham. Five grandchildren also survive him, to whom he was especially attached. He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Davis of Plano, and one sister, Mrs. Quincy Getzendaner of Waxahachie and one brother, J. S. Davis of San Antonio, Texas.
Olney Davis was one of the most public spirited of the citizens of Plano. He not only was identified with the business interest of the city, with the affairs of the city as well. As an alderman and as mayor he served the city many years and was an integral factor in its advancement and in its prosperity. In the business enterprises he was an acknowledged leader. He assisted in the organization of the Plano National Bank in 1887 and was made vice president in which capacity he served several years. In 1900 he directed the organization of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Plano and was its first and only president. He also directed the organization of the Farmers Gin Company of Plano and was its first and only president; also the Plano Lumber co and was its president during the life of that institution. During the Great War he was directing the subscriptions to the purchase of the different issues of the liberty bonds and besides being a liberal subscriber thereto, so assisted in getting subscribers that his home town never defaulted in securing the quota alloted to it. He was president of the Texas Ginners Association in 1921......
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. L. Clinkbeard of Ennis, Texas assisted by Rev. E. W. Martin of Plano, the services being in the First Christian Church of Plano, of which congregation he was a member. The pallbearers: Old friends were: J. H. Carpenter, J. W. Shepard, Wm. Forman, W. M. Chaddick, Arch Weatherford, and Guy Rice. Olney Davis was a democrat of the old school of the days of reagan and Hogg and Culberson. .....May he rest in peace. [The McKinney Examiner. McKinney, Texas, December 28, 1922.]
R. E. (BOB) CARPENTER
Former McKinney Man Passes Away.
R. E. (Bob) Carpenter, former implement merchant and for several years president of the McKiney Chamber of commerce, died at his late home in Oak Cliff Tuesday. His remains were brought by hearse to Pecan Grove cemetery in this city for interment at 2 o’clock yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. Rev. J. L. Morris conducted the services at the graveside.
The deceased was 56 years old and a native of Collin county, being a son of the late Capt. R. W. Carpenter, pioneer settler of the Bethany community. He had been in failing health during the past two years. At the time of his death he was engaged in the implement business in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, several children, and several brothers. Deceased was a member of the Christian church. He was a kindly natured and genial man, whom to know was to love. The passing of Bob Carpenter causes deep sadness. To his bereaved wife and children, and other relatives the Examiner extends heartfelt sympathy. [The McKinney Examiner. McKinney, Texas, December 28, 1922.]
SCOTT HARRISON ABBOTT
Dr. S. H. Abbott Called to Reward.
Dr. S. H. Abbott, aged 64 years, 10 months and 14 days, died at the family residence, 606 West Louisiana street Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of thirty days during which time he was confined to his room and bed. However, deceased had been in declining health for the past year or so. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Dr. E. B. Fincher of Commerce, assisted by Dr. w. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city, of which deceased was a member. Interment took place in Pecan Grove cemetery. The active pallbearers were: W. C. Gerrish, Joe W. Barnes, James H. Harris, R. L. Love, B. F. Dinsmore, Dr. M. S. Metz, Dr. e. L. Burton and J. H. Sneed.
Scott Harrison Abbott was born at Dillisboro, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1858. He was of a family of five children – all sons – four of whom were graduated from medical colleges and were prominent physicians. Deceased was educated in the public schools at Dillisboro and later attended Moore’s College there and was later graduated from Miami Medical College at Cincinatti.
On December 29, 1882, he was married to Miss Minnie Mathews at Dillsboro, Ohio, when he was twenty-four years of age moved with his bride to Texas, settling at McKinney. He practiced his profession in Collin county for eighteen years. Twenty-two years ago he retired from the medical profession and embarked in the jewelry and book business under the firm name of S. H. Abbott & Son, which business is still being operated under this firm name. A few years ago s. H. Abbott & Son sold their book store to Representative, J. H. Sneed, but continued their jewelry business, having one of the largest stores of its kind in Collin county, which business has been managed for several years by the deceased’s only son, Charlie M. Abbott.
Deceased was one of the city’s leading business men and large land holders. Besides his widow deceased is survived by two children, Chas. M. Abbott of this city, and Mrs. Harvey Killingsworth, of Oklahoma City. His wife and children were with him when the end came. Deceased is also survived by two brothers, Dr. C. C. Abbott and Dr. N. W. Abbot, both of whom reside at Cincinnati, Ohio. The brothers of the deceased who preceded him to the grave were G. L. Abbott who died at Norman, Oklahoma, several yars ago, and Dr. C. N. Abbott who died at his home in this city about two years ago. [The McKinney Examiner. McKinney, Texas, December 28, 1922.]
R. A. CROMER
Mrs. M. T. McGarr of this city is in receipt of a telegram bearing the sad message of the death of her brother, R. A. Cromer, who died suddenly at his home at Etowah, Tenn. The deceased was a Mississippian by birth and came to Texas in 1878. He was a cotton-buyer in Ardmore, Okla., for eighteen years and owned a hotel at Hubbard City, Texas. He then engaged in the grocery business at Honey Grove, Texas, selling out there and going back to Tennessee. He owned a large farm and some city property in his home city, where he died. He is survived by a wife and one child, and by three sisters — Mrs. M. T. McGarr of McKinney; Mrs. W. E. Claiborne of Honey Grove, and Mrs. Levi Gaylor of Paris, Texas. He is also survived by one brother, J. C. Cromer of McKinney. The deceased was a devout Christian and church worker being a member of the Baptist Church. The McKinney sister and brother, as well as other relatives, have the sympathy of our readers in their bereavement. [i>The McKinney Examiner. McKinney, Texas, December 28, 1922.]
Miss Nellie Hillis Dies at Wylie.
Miss Nellie Hillis, 23 years old, died in Wylie Wednesday, after an illness of two years. She is survived by her father, S. H. Hillis, three brothers, Charlie Hillis and Leslie Hillis of Wylie and Clarence Hillis of Clear Lake, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Poor of Clear Lake, and Mrs. Charlie Sellers of Frisco, Texas. Funeral services will be held in the Christian church here, the Rev. V. L. Graves officiating, with burial in Wylie cemetery. [ i>The McKinney Examiner. McKinney, Texas, December 28, 1922.]
MRS. A. W. JOHNSON
Mrs. A. W. Johnson, 84, Passes Away.
Mrs. A. W. Johnson, 83 years, 11 months, and 11 days old, died at the home of her son, L. M. Johnson, In the Ash Grove community Sunday, August 30. The deceased was born May 19 1842 and came to Collin county in 1880 where she had since resided. Her husband, A. W. Johnson, a mechanical engineer, died three years ago at the age of 83. Mrs. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T. P. Martin of Snyder, Texas and by four sons, as follows, L. M. Johnson of Ash Grove, with whom she made her home; Emmett Johnson of Terrell, f. M. Johnson of Mangum, Okla, and N. H. Johnson of Lewis, Kansas. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. S. H. Cole of this city, who died here in May of this year. She had been a lifelong member of the Christian church.
The funeral was held at the home of her son, L. M. Johnson, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Ab. H. Snider, Christian church minister of McKinney, conducted the services. Rev. Snider, facing the flower covered casket read appropriate passages from the bible and delivered a beautiful tribute to the memory of Mother Johnson, who had lived through a long life. A large number of friends were present to express sympathy to bereft ones and to honor her memory. The burial took place at Pecan Grove cemetery, McKinney where the remains were tenderly laid to rest. The pallbearers were: Add Wilson, F. C. Thompson, W. O. Christian, Sam Cole, E. G. Hartsfield, C. G. Carger. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, September 3, 1925.]
DR. G. L. YATES
Former First Baptist Pastor Dies Sunday. Funeral Services Held At Tyler for Dr. G. L. Yates.
Friends i McKinney learned with regret the passing of Dr. G. L. Yates, former Pastor of the First Baptist Church here, who died in Baylor Hospital Sunday morning about 2 o’clock. Dr. Yates was widely known over the State, being one of the outstanding ministers of his denomination. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church at Amarillo, at the time of his death. He was 58 years old. Funeral services were held at Tyler....
Pastor at McKinney. About sixteen years ago, Dr. Yates accepted the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of this city, which he held for four years before being called to a broader field. He was a great favorite of young people, and at all services which he conducted, many young people were always in the audience to hear the messages of love and helpfulness he had for them..... [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
J. E. MORGAN
Anna Business Man Dies of Bloodpoisoning.
J. E. Morgan, 41, died in the McKinney City Hospital about 2 o’clock last Monday morning following a week’s illness of bloodpoisoning. His illness was caused from a bruise on his right hand, which he sustained several days ago while unloading a truck, the injury becoming infected and blood poisoning set in. He had been in a critical condition for the past few days.
The deceased was born in Anna, July 14, 1894, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Morgan, who survive. He was reared in the Anna community and for the past several years conducted a successful grocery meat market and ice business. His wife, was the former Miss Hassie Lawrence, a young woman reared in the Moreland community. To their union four sons were born, all of whom survive. A brother, W. P. Morgan of Chambersville and two sisters also survive. The deceased was a nephew of Prof. W. S. Smith of McKinney, former county school superintendent. Funeral services were held at the Anna Baptist Church of which he was a member at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with interment following in the Highland Cemetery. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
GEORGE W. MORROW
Respected Old Pike Citizen Buried Saturday.
George W. Morrow died at 3:00 o’clock Friday afternoon, March 6 on his old home farm one mile southwest of Pike in the northeastern part of Collin County. He had been in poor health for sometime. Funeral services were held in the Protestant Methodist Church at Pike to which he belonged, conducted by his pastor, Rev. O. E. Hearne, assisted by Rev. W. T. Newsom, Baptist minister of Pike. The active pallbearers were: A. R. McMurray, S. S. Sharp, Henry McLarry, Jack White, Leland Fry, and Ralph Braddy.
The deceased is survived by three sisters and two brothers as follows: Mrs. Sarah Huckabee, Mrs. Rebecca Clemmons, and Mrs. Cynthia Large, all of Pike. Dr. W. H. Morrow and Ben Morrow, both living in South Texas. The deceased was a half-brother of the late Dr. Harrison Morrow of Blue Ridge. The deceased was a Mason and a splendid old Christian gentleman, who was born in 1856 and when he died was seventy-nine years, six months, and four days old. At the time of his death, he lived on and owned the old homeplace where his parents lived and reared their family before him. He married February 1, 1899, to Miss Nettie Creswell, who survives. Among those attending the funeral from McKinney were: A. D. Hope and wife, County Auditor R. E. Beasley, Mrs. Ann Howard and County Commissioner C. C. Whitee, who home is at Blue Ridge. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
MRS. FRANK W. JACKSON (formerly Miss Taylor)
Honored Renner Woman Called to Her Reward.
sMrs. Frank W. Jackson, pioneer settler of the Renner community died there Thursday morning after an extended illness. Three children of the deceased lived in Collin County. They are Mrs. O. T. Mitchell of Renner, Mrs. S. B. Wyatt of Plano and Mrs. W. C. Armstrong of Plano. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Renner at 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon, followed by interment at Restland Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: R. C. Fortner, w. N. Saighng, W. A. Vines, Clay Wells, M. C. Kirkham and J. B. Dooley.
The deceased was born in Monitor County, Missouri, on Aril 30, 1854, the daughter of Edwin and Mary Talbot Taylor. Her parents came to America from England on their honeymoon, and after a short sojourn in Illinois, they settled in Dallas in 1869 and erected their home [there].... On August 12, 1879, she was married to the late Frank W. Jackson at Riverside Farm near Dallas and they immediately moved to their farm, located a few miles north of Renner. They later moved to Renner and built the present family home where they lived for the past fifty years. She was in early life a member of the Episcopal Church, but after her marriage, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South with her husband and for many years she and her family were annual attendants at White Rock camp ground. She was one of the charter members of the first Ladies’ Aid Society in North Texas and an active worker in her church from the time of its organization until recently, when she was forced to retire from active service.
Surviving are five children, Mrs. O. T. Mitchell of Renner, Mrs. L. S. McKamy of Dallas, E. Taylor Jackson of Renner, Mrs. S. B. Wyatt of Plano, Mrs. G. L. McLendon of Dallas, two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Tuttle of Piedmont, California, and Mrs. W. C. Armstrong of Plano and twelve grandchildren. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
MRS. J. A. McWHIRTER (formerly Margaret Wilson)
Collin County Pioneer Dies Near Celina.
Death removed another pioneer from the Celina community at 12:30 Friday afternoon, when Mrs. J. A. McWhirter was called to her reward. Though 85 years old, Mrs. McWhirter had been in fairly good health until she suffered a heart attack two weeks prior to her death at her home five miles, northeast of Celina. She was lovingly called by her wide circle of friends, “Grandma” McWhirter. Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church at 2 p. m. Sunday afternoon by Revs. O. M. turner, W. J. Epting of Celina and Rev. G. E. Camster, the latter of Van Alstyne. The body was conveyed to Cottage Hill cemetery and lowered to rest beside the body of her husband who died April, 1921. A rich offering of flowers told in a most impressive way of the love and esteem in which this dear old pioneer mother was held. Serving as pall-bearers were three grandsons: Aaron, Cecil and J. A. McWhirter, and Jim Thompson, Ben Phillips and Murph Balch. Mrs. McWhirter, before her marriage Nov. 22, 1866, was Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of a pioneer miller and wife of the Weston community.
In Mrs. McWhirter’s childhood this was a wild and sparsely settled section with none of the conveniences we have now. In that day neighbors had to start fires from flint rocks or borrow coals from a neighbor, travel by the slow means of the ox wagon, and read by a tallow candle or tallow dip. It is difficult for the younger generation to conceive that all these changes have taken place within the brief span of 85 years. Mrs. McWhirter’s father ran a mill and farmed and had to hide out when yankee soldiers came into the community. He also had to take precautions against the horse or two he owned being confiscated by the northern soldiers and frequently hid them out into the brush until the yankees were gone. Mrs. McWhirter, in her youth had the experience of an Indian scare and on more than one occasion saw the redskins in the community.....
Mrs. McWhirter had lived on the farm where she died for about 60 years, and her entire life was spent in the immediate neighborhood. Thirteen children were born to Mrs. McWhirter and husband, all of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Nova Callahan of Canyon. Mrs. B. F. Douglas of Erick, Okla; Mrs. Cora Greathouse of Winter Haven, Fla.; L. W. McWhirter, Mrs. Maggie Wester, F. E. McWhirter, all of Celina; Mrs. J. A. Jester of Erick, Okla; O. C. McWhirter of Wichita Falls; Mrs. E. W. Harris of Howe; J. T. McWhirter of Claude; Alpha McWhirter of Green Bay, Wis., Ray McWhirter of Bagwill and Mrs. Alta Pruitt of Panhandle. She had 66 grandchildren, 95 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.... [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
JOHNIE CLAYTON WRIGHT
Young Man Dies Near Celina.
Johnie Clayton Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wright, who live on the Dobie farm, southwest of Celina, died last week after a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian Church of Celina at 2:30 p. m. Friday by Rev. c. e. Dodge, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church of McKinney, assisted by two local pastors, Rev. O. M. Turner of the Methodist Church, and Rev. W. J. Epting of the Baptist Church. A special duet was sung by Carl Bell and Herman Hutson of Prosper, and R. M. Marsh and Ted Yarbrough of Celina. Pall-bearers were Roy Nelson, Loren Douglas, William H. Nichol, S. B. Childress, Carl Patrick, Charlie Cunningham. Those serving as flower girls were Misses Jewell and Lucille Capps of Kyle; Miss Fay Campbell of McKinney; Miss Lucille Beckner, Miss Nova Stambaugh and Miss Delma Peterman and Miss Bonnie Perkins of Celina.
Johnie Clayton Wright was 27 years, 4 months, and 17 days old. He united with the Presbyterian Church when a boy and had been an active member since. He leaves to mourn his death, his father and mother, seven brothers and two sisters, all of Celina, his grandmother and a host of admiring friends. Out of town people attending the funeral were Mrs. Lillian Wright, Syemour; Dugger Wright, Mrs. Jack Davis, and Mrs. Lura Rogel, Olney; Edgar Manes and two daughters, Iowa Park; Tom and Charlie Wester, Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Talkington and son, Denton; John Hill Walter Crenshaw, Mrs. Cameron and daughters. Edna Parish, Ernest Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wright, McKinney. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
EDWARD C. ALLEN
The Allen community was greatly saddened by the death of edward c. Allen, at his home early Thursday morning. Mr. Allen was formerly a druggist at Plano, but retired on account of failing health. After retirement he moved to Allen where he endeared himself to all by his quiet courteous manner. He was a member of the Christian church. Mr. Allen’s death came as a shock for although in failing health, he was able to be in town Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Plano Christian church Friday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. D. W. Nicholas. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas. Mr. Allen is survived by his heart-broken wife and one son, Edward Jr., of Dallas, three brothers and two sisters. Not only will these bereaved ones miss him, but the entire community, but we realize he is at rest and will sorrow not as those who have no hope.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
JAMES ROBERT BOWDEN
Farmersville Man Dies in Tennessee.
Farmersville friends received work Monday of the death of James Robert Bowden at the home of his sister in Memphis, Tenn., last Saturday. Mr. Bowden had been ill at his home here in Farmersville for the past year, going to Memphis about five months ago. Bob Bowden had been a resident of Farmersville many years, being a prominent and successful farmer until his health failed. Mr. Bowden was a good business man of a friendly disposition. The following item is clipped from the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
James Robert Bowden retired planter of Farmersville, Texas, where he was well-known for many years died at 10:30 a. m. today at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. T. HUME, 2034 Harbert, St. He was 68 years old. Mr. Bowden, a native of Ashland, Miss. had lived in Farmersville many years. He came to Memphis five months ago to make his home. Mr. Bowden had been ill for some time. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He leaves his sister, Mrs. Hume, three half sisters, Mrs. Lula Spight, Ripley, Miss., Mrs. J. N. Loving, Ashland, Miss., and Mrs. Mabel Smith, Grand Junction, Tenn; a half brother, W. H. bowden, Ashland, Calif. He was the son of the late Dr. P. M. and Louise Ward Bowden of Ashland. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
ROBERT CANNON HORN
[Transcribers’ note: The following appears as a continuation of an obituary which began on page one of Section One of the McKinney Examiner of March 12, 1936. The first section of the paper is not included on the microfilm. There is, however, a great deal of information contained in this continuation on page eight of Section Two.]
..... He was a pioneer, believing in the old-time gospel and religion, yet believing in the days out-yonder ahead. “I am glad that in the home where Bro. Horn has gone, there is no sorrow. I cannot believe he is gone”, the pastor said. He related how Bro. Horn was preparing to preach his ninety-second birthday anniversary sermon on Sunday, April 26. His sermon was to be on the subject, “Heaven”.... Interment was in Pecan Grove Cemetery, under a great bank of flowers, in the presence of one of the largest number of friends ever assembled there. Pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Clifford Thomas, Russell Thomas, Robert Lee Oates, Chas. W. Graves, Jr., Harvey Roberts, Harvey Penick and Lowell Gillespie. The Sam J. Massie & Son Funeral Home had charge. Services were concluded at graveside. The Confederate Flatg flew at halfmast near by. A prayer led by Dean Colby, D. Hall and the hymn “In the Sweet By and By:, “Taps”, were blown by Hi Wilmeth with an “echo” by Geldon Roberts.
Eld. Horn was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters and the last surviving. Seven brothers and sisters preceded him to the grave after useful lives in this county and section of the State. They were: J. R. Horn, Gano Horn, Eli Horn, Mrs. John Douglas, Nick Horn, William Horn, and Mrs. A. C. Weeks. In his latter years Bro. Horn was the greatest connecting link between the old and the new in this section. His “Annals” taken from a life long diary and published in the Examiner and other local papers and later in book form, present an unbiased account of the pioneer days of this section.
Robert Cannon Horn was born near Lebanon in Wilson county, Tennessee, April 26, 1844. When about a year old, his parents, William Henderson Horn and Martha Carruth Horn, moved to Sumner county, Tennessee, where they remained until 1858, when they moved to Texas, first to Grayson County and then a month later to Collin, settling several miles northwest of McKinney where his father purchased 400 acres of land. He remained there from Nov. 1, 1858 until October 4, 1920 when he moved to McKinney, and had resided here since. When the Civil War borke out, he joined the Fifth Texas Porters and Rangers under the late Thos B. Estes, serving gallantly through three years of the war. In 1867 he entered college in Kentucky, receiving a good education and was later ordained to preach in the Christian Church. He taught school for several years.
September 7, 1870 at the age of twenty-six, he was married to Miss Mildred Catherine Franklin in Hartsville, Tenn. Six children were born to them, of whom five survive as follows: Mrs. Ben Oates, Mrs. John W. Thomas, Mrs. E. H. Holmes, Will Horn, and Mrs. Chas. W. Graves. One child, a daughter, died in infancy. His wife passed away on July 3, 1933. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, March 12, 1936.]
MRS. SID NELSON (Aunt Liss)
Aunt Liss is Dead.
Mrs. Sid Nelson (col.), better known to her many white friends as Aunt Liss, died at her home here Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held at the colored Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3:30, with interment in the Huson cemetery. Aunt Liss was 68 years old, and a native of Farmersville. She was married to Sid Nelson in 1887. She is survived by her husband and four children: Jimmy Nelson, Anna Kate Moffett, Burnett Jackson, Sidney Nelson, Jr.
Farmersville has never had a colored citizen who was more highly regarded that Aunt Liss Nelson. For many years, she has been one of the mainstays of the colored Methodist church in Farmersville.[The McKinney Gazette, March 12, 1936]