MRS. M. S. SMITH (formerly Miss Rutledge)
Death has again entered into our town and taken for its victim Mrs. M. S. Smith. She has been sick for several months. She was a devoted member of the Christian church. She was born in Cumberland county, Ky., July 4, 1856. Her maiden name was Rutledge. She leaves a husband, four children and mother and father and two brothers and a sister and hosts of friends to mourn her death. She was interred at the Wilson Chapel cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock. Rev. Wells, of Climax preached the funeral at the church. There was a large congregation present.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the grief stricken ones. May they all live so as to meet her in the better world is the prayer of her friend.[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, August 27, 1908.]
MRS. MARY P. STARK
Death of Prominent Plano Lady
Mrs. Mary P. Stark, wife of J. T. Stark, born Jan. 26, 1851, died at her home in Plano Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, Pastor M. L. Fller officiating. Burial was made at the Baccus cemetery. The deceased was a consecrated Christian and loved by all her neighbors. Much sympathy is being extended to her bereft husband and children. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MRS. LIZZIE BOGGESS
Mrs. Lizzie Boggess, wife of J. B. Boggess living near Plano, died Sunday, Jan. 26th at 3 o’clock a. m. after three weeks sickness. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Brooks, of Wylie, and Mrs. Marvin Housewirght, of Plano. Also five brothers: Drs. Colie and Lee Hood of Louisiana, Sam Hood of Emory, Texas, Chas and Nick Hood of Plano, and two sisters: Mrs. Anna Chaddick and Miss Martilda Hood, both of Plano. The funeral was held at the Baptist church. Services conducted by Rev. Fuller. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
Funeral of Little Russell Hight.
The funeral of Master Russell Hight, [victim of the McKinney building collapse] 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hight, was held at the home of his parents on North Bradley street at 2 o’clock p. m. Friday, services were conducted by Revs. King and Wheeler. After the services a large crowd followed the little body to its final resting place at Pecan Grove Cemetery.
Russell Hight was 4 years, 8 months and 18 days old, was a bright sweet little fellow, the sunshine of the home. This death was doubly sad to Mr. and Mrs. Hight as they had lost a little girl 18 months old less than a year ago. The sympathy of the entire town go out to them in the loss of their precious little boy. The mound was covered with many beautiful floral offerings. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MISS EVA SEARCY
Funeral of Miss Eva Searcy.
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] The funeral of Miss Eva Searcy was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Searcy, West Heard Street at 10 o’clock a. m. Saturday. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. R. Rives of the Central Presbyterian church, assisted by her former pastor, Rev. C. L. Dickey. This funeral like the other funerals of that sad day, was strikingly pathetic. Of a sweet and lovable nature, and equally bright intellectually and above all a faithful and devoted Christian, earth has lost and Heaven claimed one of its most beautiful characters.
She will be missed at home in the Christian Endeavor Society, the Sunday school and the church. Miss Eva is survived by her faither, mother, four sisters, and two brothers as follows: Elwood Searcy, now residing in Oregon, Misses Lula, Beulah, and Ada, and a younger brother, Leonard, at home, and Miss Creola who teaches at Farmersville.
After the services at the home which were attended by a very large throng of sympathizing friends and acquaintances, the remains were laid to rest in Pecan Grove cemetery beneath a wealth of flowers to await the Ressurrection morn. The acting pallbearers were: J. W. Purcell, Henry Franklin, Vernie Graves, John Thomas, Ike Talkington, and J. H. Sneed. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
LESLIE W. BUSH
Funeral of Leslie W. Bush.
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] The last of the victims to be rescued from the ruins was Leslie W. Bush of Allen. The funeral was conducted at his late residence one mile North of Allen. Revs. Eugene Holmes of Van Alstyne, R. C. Horn of Vineland and Rev. Smith conducted the funeral services which was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends from Collin, Kaufman, Dallas, Hunt, and other counties. After the ceremonies at the home were concluded, the remains and funeral cortege came to McKinney on special Interurban cars furnished by the family. On reaching the stop at Pecan Grove cemetery they were met by a large number of friends and the remains conveyed in the hearse to the grave where the services were concluded by the Rev. Graham McMurray, pastor of the Christian church at Greenville.
The active pallbearers were: Dr. W. F. Wolford, S. W. Butler, Sam Finley, J. B. Preston, W. N. Waters, Hugh Erickson, G. f. Matthews, Pete Lynge. The floral offerings were very beautiful and abundant. Thus has passed to his reward one of our most substantial and useful citizens.
Biographical: Leslie W. Bush was born September 1850, in Clark county, Ky, and came to Texas in the year 1856. He was married to Miss Lula Franklin in 1871. To this union the following children were born: Mary Ella wife of Prof. F. G. Jones of McKinney; Lillian, wife of Rev. R. D. Shults of McKinney,; William Franklin Bush of Allen; W. H. Bush, Jr., assistant cashier of the Continental State Bank of McKinney; Edgar Bush and Leslie Bush, young daughter. He is survived by W. H. Bush, Sr. President of the National Bank of Greenville. Deceased was a son of W. M. Bush, who served [unreadable] was an officer in [unreadable]...was in the Confederate Army and took an active part in the early [unreadable] of Collin county.....[unreadable]... [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MRS. ROSA LEE WELCH
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] The funeral of Miss Rosa Lee Welch took place at the home of her father, John T. Welch at [unreadable] Wilcox street at 1:30 o’clock p.m., Saturday. The services were conducted by Dr. E. E. King of the first Baptist Church, of which Miss Ross was a member. The saddest feature, perhaps of her sudden death was the fact that her mother had preceeded her in death only a few months, and she was the only daughter of Mr. Welch and the sole dependence of her father and brothers to hold the home [unreadable] a duty she had faithfully performed since the death of her mother. The large concourse of people who gathered to attend the last rites, filling the house, yard, and spreading out into the street bore testimony of the high esteem which Miss Welch was held by her neighbors and friends.
The many kind words and [unreadable] to those into whose lives her death brought so much sadness is just another evidence of the great sympathy of our people for those who are in sorrow. After the services at the home, a large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to Pecan Grove cemetery where, with tenderest hands the body was laid to rest and garlands of flowers covered the mount that marks the last resting place. Miss Rosa is survived by her father, John T. Welch, and three brothers, Buford and Will Welch of this city, and George Welch, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pallbearers were: G. J. S. Walker, L. J. Truett, Allen Speck, s. J. Massie, Harvey Sportsman, T. P. Dooley, Edwin Furr. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MISS KATE MILLICAN
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] The funeral services of Miss Kate Millican were held at the East McKinney Christian church Friday afternoon at 4:30 being conducted by Revs. Meason and Abner Snider. Deceased was daughter of r. J. Millican and wife. She was 20 years, 3 months of age. She was one of the sweetest purest young women in our city, and the immense crowd that attended the funeral bore testimony that to know her was to love her. One of the striking features of her funeral was the large number of friends who came from her country home in the Millican community East of town to pay their last sad tribute to her memory.
Deceased is survived besides her father and mother, by two brothers, Earnest and Robert, and a little sister, Ruby. After the services at the church the remains were taken to Pecan Grove cemetery where they were tenderly laid to sleep beneath a mound of flowers to await the dawning of the morning when the mists in splendor from the hills have cleared away. The pallbearers were: Harry Boyer, Chester Boyer, Ernest Hankins, Cark Jenkins, Herman Gray, Pearl Skelton. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
R. NORMAN PRESLEY
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] The funeral of R. N. Presley was held at the home at 4 o’clock Saturday evening, Rev. C. C. ;Young, pastor of the First M. e. church of this city, officiating. A large crowd was present to pay respects to the last one of the victims to be laid to rest in beautiful Pecan Grove cemetery.
Norman Presley was one of McKinney’s most popular dry goods clerks. Everyone loved to trade with him. He was a quiet, unassuming Christian gentleman, with a kindly word and a pleasant greeting for everyone. It is said that while he lay mortally wounded, facing death, he told them where to look for Mr. Bush on whom he was waiting when the crash came. Brave, kindly Norman Presley. He died like a hero, thinking of others’ welfare. The pallbearers were Vernie Graves, W. B. Benge, Si Lucas, S. G. Surratt, P. L. White, J. F. Cole, J. H. White, J. H. Ferguson, and J. K. P. Shrader. The other surviving employees of Cheeves Bros. attended the active list of pall bearers named above as a special mark of the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. After the religious services were over at the home the members of Defiance Lodge No. 28, K or P., took charge of the remains of their beloved brother and preceeded the long funeral procession to the grave where a large crowd had remained over from attending the other funerals hours before.
Besides his wife and year old baby the immediate relatives of the deceased were all present. Their names and residences are as follows: The aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Presley of Bowie, Texas, his brothers, John Presley of Wichita Falls; Will Presley, El Paso, Walter Presley, Bowie, His sisters: Mrs. Forest Chandler, Oklahoma City, Misses Anna and Crawford Presley of Bowie, Texas. The grave was banked with rare and beautiful floral offerings, the sweet tokens of love and esteem. [The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, January 30, 1913.]
MISS BESSIE WADE
Miss Wade Buried at Yantis, Wood County.
[victim of the McKinney building collapse] J. A. S. Smith of Dallas, arrived in McKinney Friday morning, and accompanied the remains of his step-sister, Miss Bessie Wade, to the family home at Yantis, Wood county, at which place the interment was made. Miss Wade was killed Thursday afternoon when the three story Odd Fellow building collapsed. She was long distance operator for the Southwestern Telephone Co., of this place.
CHARLES H. WALLIS
C. H. Wallis Died Saturday.
Chas. H. Wallis, aged 65 years 9 months and 1 day died at his home in the Chambliss community Saturday morning Aug. 25. at 10 o’clock, of heart failure. Deceased was born in Baldon county, Mississippi, November 24, 1851. He came to Texas with his father in 1874, and settled near Wylie. He was married to Miss Mattie Skelton, a sister of Frank Skelton, a former widely known citizen of that place, but now of Trinity Mills, October 15, 1874. After residing at Wylie for several years, he moved to Denton county, and lived for a few years near Denton. From there he moved to the Chambliss community, where he had been living for the past eighteen years.
Mr. and Mrs. WALLIS were the parents of fifteen children, eight sone and seven daughters, five of whom have preceded their father to the great beyond. He is survived by his wife and ten children, six sons and four daughters, as follows: Joe, Homer, Tom, Claud, Clyde, and Will, and Mesdames Buelah Hogge of Parker, Maude Browning of Melissa, Anna Nichols of Anna, and Elzie Airhart of Chambliss. His son, Joe, and his only sister, Mrs. H. C. Housewright, reside at Wylie.
Funeral services were conducted in the church at Chambliss Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by his pastor the Rev. L. B. SHELL, assisted by his former pastors, the Rev. Glenn L. Sneed of Dallas and the Rev. Mr. Davis of Port Arthur. Burial was made in the Chambliss cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends were present from Wylie, as well as other portions of the county. Deceased professed faith in Christ when a young man and united with the Presbyterian church.
In the death of Chas. H. Wallis, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of our county, is removed from the walks of men. He was a personal friend of the writer, who had known and respected him for over twenty-five years. We attended his funeral and witnessed the last sad rites of burial and heard the touching tributes paid his memory by his former pastors. We deplore his death and extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and loved ones. [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, August 30, 1917]
Died At Home In Climax Community.
Chas. Murphy, aged 56 years, died at his home in the Climax community Sunday morning after a lingering illness of several months. His remains were laid to rest in the Stiff Chapel cemetery Monday afternoon at 3o’clock.
Deceased came to Collin county from Missouri thirty years ago, and for the past twenty-five years had been living in the Climas community, where he owned a valuable 100 acre farm. He was one of the county’s most substantial farmers. He is survived by his wife and five children, two daughters, and three sons. The daughters are: Mrs. Leona Shipman of Climax, and Mrs. Ray Bates of Farmersville. The three sons, Homer, Carl, and Walter, are still at home. Mrs. Murphy is a daughter of “Uncle Tom” Recer of this city, and a niece of W. A. (Chief) Warden, of McKinney. He was a member of the Christian church [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, August 30, 1917].
D. F. (Frank) CRIM.
Unbalanced Mind Leads to Suicide.
Our city was shocked Saturday by the announcement of the suicide by hanging of D. F. (Frank) Crim, well known and respected citizen of this city which occurred in his barn on what is known as the Bill [unreadable surname] old place on West Howell street about 5:15 p. m. The rash act was the deed of an insane man. Ill health of several months standing had resulted in affecting his mental condition so that for about two months this spring he was confined in a private hospital in Greenville for the treatment of the insane. He improved and was brought home. But recently he became worse and the family had concluded to send him off for treatment again. He went to the barn to feed that morning and was soon followed by his son, Frank, Jr., who found him suspended from the barn roof by a lariat rope. The boy ran to the house to give the alarm and to get a knife to cut the rope, but his father was already dead when cut down. Nearby neighbors, County Tax Assessor J. K. P. Shrader, and Walter downs carried the body into the house. Drs. Ben F. Largent and W. E. Rucker were quickly summoned but found life extinct, the neck having been broken.
Biographical.The decedent was 55 years old. He was a native of this county, having been born near Rowlett. Most of his life was spent as a farmer and stockman in this county. He was married to Miss Ora Talkington, daughter of Mrs. Lee Talkington of this city. His wife and the following children survive: Glen, Lee, Scott, Katherine, Nellie, and Woodrow. Two of them - Glen and Lee are married.
The funeral....was deferred until 2o’clock on Sunday in order to allow ...for the arrival of his son, Cliff Crim who missed connection in his journey from Oklahoma City. Brief services were conducted at the residence by Rev. W. P. Jennings. The remains were born to the Horn cemetery, six miles northwest of McKinney, where more extended services were conducted by Eld. R. C. Horn assisted by the Rev. W. P. Jennings. A large number of autos bearing many friends and relatives were in the procession from McKinney to the cemetery, while many more old neighbors and friends of the Vineland and Bloomdale and other surrounding communities gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased.
Among those out of town gathering to attend....the following brothers and sisters of the deceased were present: Mat?? Crim, and James L. Crim, both of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Mrs. Fred Emerson of Ardmore, Mrs. C. H. Terry, of Kingston, Oklahoma, Mrs. W. C. Zehnder of Dallas, and Mrs. W. A. Worley of Ardmore. One brother of Oklahoma City could not be present. One other sister, Mrs. S. O. Scott, resides in McKinney. .... The deceased’s family on both sides are among our county’s oldest nost numerous and most respected pioneer citizens. Many beautiful floral designs attested to the esteem of many relations and friends.
Pallbearers – John Thomas, Joe Burnes, Robt. Love, Walter Downs, Geo. W. Fox and J. K. P. Shrader. The deceased was regarded as a good farmer and citizen and had a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances. All regret the tragic ending of his life which was due to mental trouble that was brought on by ill health. He was a faithful husband and devoted father and a good provider for his children. His loved ones have the sympathy of our entire city in their hour of darkest sorrow. [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, August 30, 1917]
MRS. ANNIE ELIZABETH HARKNESS (formerly Annie Pate)
Westminster Woman Dies at Home Wednesday.
Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Harkness, 75, wife of a prominent landowner and financier of Westminster, died at her home Wednesday at 7 a.m. She had been in declining health the past year, but had been ill the past 10 days with pneumonia followed by a stroke of paralysis. Her husband, J. T. Harkness is the former president of Westminster State bank which liquidated two years ago and the family is prominently identified over this section.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with interment in Bethlehem cemetery, the Rev. J. R. Hilger, Baptist minister at Greenville, officiating. Mrs. Harkness was for many years an active member of the Baptist church at Westminster. She is survived by her husband and four children, J. M. Harkness, Amhurst; Belton Harkness, Westminster, Delton Harkness, Bethleham, and Mrs. Annie Douglas, Shamrock. A brother, C. H. Pate of Blue Ridge, also survives. She was preceded in death by six children. Mrs. Harkness was born in Pineville, La., and came to Texas at the age of two years with her parents, settling in Trinity county and later moving to Collin county. She married Mr. Harkness at Westminster. .[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]
JOHN WESLEY CROWDER
Funeral of J. W. Crowder held Tuesday. Deceased was Grandfather Rev. Erwin Montgomery.
John Wesley Crowder who died at 9:30 o’clock, Monday morning, February 5, after a year of feeble health, at his home on North Oak street, was buried at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, February 6 at Wilson Chapel, six miles southest [sic] of McKinney. His funeral was conducted at that church by Rev. J. Ben Snider assisted by Rev. Erwin Montgomery, pastor of the Highland Christian church, Wichita Falls, who is a grandson of the deceased and a prominent young Christian church minister of the state. Interment followed under the direction of the Sam J. Massie & Sons funeral home.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons: Beverly Koonce, Frank Crowder, Louis Crowder, Claud Crowder, George Montgomery and Valde Lytle. Flower girls were granddaughters as follows: Mrs. George Weatherly, Mrs. Jennie Hancock, Misses Thelma, Ione, Gertrude, Odessa and Mildred Crowder; Euva Georgia, Loveta and Almaetta Lytle and Mrs. Jimmie Collins. Many pretty flowers were sent as tokens of esteem to the memory of the deceased and sympathy to the surviving loved ones.
John Wesley Crowder was born in Logan county, Kentucky July 12, 1859, being at the time of his death 74 years, 6 months, and 23 days old. He was married there on Christmas Day 1878 to Miss Zachariah Cooper, who has been his faithful helpmate and the loving wife for a little more than fifty-five years. To this union, eleven children were born of whom three died in childhood and eight survive as follows: G. W. Crowder and Roy Crowder, Vernie Crowder, and Roy Crowder, all of McKinney; Mrs. J. F. Montgomery, McKinney, Mrs. F. A. Lytle of Greenville, Mrs. Harlin Norris of Hale, Missouri, and Mrs. Jeff Mills of McKinney.
Thirty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by one brother who still lives in Kentucky. The deceased came to Texas fifty-two years ago and has lived in and around McKinney for more than a half century. He was an industrious, sober, upright Christian gentlemen, long a member of the Baptist church and bore the esteem and good will of all who knew him. This is a comforting heritage to leave his descendants in his precious memory.[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]
PAT M. SMITH, “Uncle Pat”
Pat M. Smith, Collin Pioneer, Passes Away.
Tom L. Bailey and brother M. D. Bailey, of this city attended the funeral and burial of Pat M. Smith, generally known as “Uncle Pat,” at the Baptist church in Blue Ridge at 2:oo o’clock Sunday afternoon, February 4, conducted by Rev. J. R. Hilger of Greenville, a devoted friend of the deceased.
Mr. Smith was a native of Tennessee but had lived in Northeast Collin in or near Blue Ridge for forty-nine years. He was a quiet, unostentatious old gentleman and a worthy Christian of the Presbyterian faith since early youth. He enjoyed the respect of the public generally. He was 74 years, 11 months, and 22 days old, when his death occurred, February 2, after several weeks of declining health.
He was a member of the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge for more than thirty years, his lodge brethren laid him away according to their solemn burial rites in the Odd Fellow cemetery at Blue Ridge, with Tom L. Bailey of McKinney, Master of Ceremonies. The pall bearers were M. O. BAILEY, Carl KEMP, D. B. McCALL, Frank MATHEWS, J. T. FRAZIER, J. W. FAGG and M. M. MOULTON. The funeral and interment was very largely attended many beautiful floral offerings were sent as tokens of sympathy to the bereaved wife, children and other relatives. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eli Yates of near Blue Ridge and two sons who live in distant states and were not able to attend. Lamm & Wilson were undertakers in charge. Grover P. Lamm, undertaker in charge, was a step-son of the deceased [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, Feb. 8, 1934.]
JAMES LAWRENCE DUNCAN
Death of J. L. Duncan at Home Here Sunday.
James Lawrence Duncan, aged 73 years, 1 month and 21 days, died at his late residence, 1115 North Coleman street at 5:45 o’clock Sunday morning, February 4, after two weeks’ illness. Funeral services were held at the family residence last Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment following in the cottage Hill cemetery, northwest of McKinney. The Sam J. Massie & Son Funeral home had charge.
The deceased was born in Lebanon, Tenn., December 11, 1860, being a son of the late Andrew and Martha Duncan. He resided in the Rhea Mills community, this county, for the past quarter of a century or longer, having moved to McKinney only about a year ago. He was a member of the church of christ.
Besides his wife, who was formerly Miss Alice Hearne, he is survived by the following children: Andrew Duncan, Route 6, McKinney; Howard Duncan of Dallas; Ulrie Duncan of Aubrey, Texas; Mrs. Carl James of McKinney and Miss Willie Mae Duncan, at home. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. Also three sisters: Mrs. Mae Dice of Vickery; Mrs. Lena Robertson of Richardson and Miss Tabby Duncan, who made her home with the deceased. [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]
W. P. BRADSHAW
Brother Mrs. T. A. Hughston Died in Tenn.
W. P. Bradshaw, 62, died in a Johnson City (Tennessee) hospital. The body arrived at his old home, at Plano, Monday (February 5). Funeral followed at Big Springs church, near Plano, where sepulture also was made. The deceased had been away from Plano for many years. One of his sisters is Mrs. Tom A. Hughston, now of Dallas, but formerly of McKinney. Hi is an uncle of Tom H. Hughston, manager of the Collin County Cotton Oil Mill company.
Other brothers and sisters of the deceased are J. T. Bradshaw, Rusk, Texas; Henry and Edward Bradshaw, both of Dallas; Joe Bradshaw, prominent Plano real estate man and citizen; Mrs. Burt Robertson, Brownsville, Texas, Ed Bradshaw of Dallas, one of his brothers, and Peyton Adams, formerly of McKinney, but now of Plano, are brothers-in-law.[The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]
MRS. ARTHUR HILL (formerly Eva Graham)
Funeral Former M’Kinney Woman Held Saturday.
Largely attended funeral services for the late Mrs. Arthur Hill, of Dallas, were held in that city Saturday afternoon, February 3, at 3:30 o’clock in the Ed. C. Smith Funeral home, conducted by Dr. Shaeffer, Baptist minister. Following the impressive services, the funeral cortege came to McKinney where the deceased was laid to rest in Pecan Grove cemetery. A large number of McKinney friends and relatives attended the obsequies. The bier was covered with a profusion of beautiful floral offerings. Special music at the service was rendered by the Bel Cante quartet of Dallas.
The deceased who was Miss Eva Graham, was born in this county [Collin] being a daughter of the late Sam H. Graham and wife. Her father was former county tax assessor in this city. She married a McKinney boy, Arthur Hill, who survives as well as two children: Miss Elizabeth Hill and Arthur Graham Hill. A brother, Herbert graham of Dallas and a sister, Mrs. Jack Olsen of Berkeley, Calif. The family resided here until about twelve years ago when Mr. and Mrs. Hill moved to Dallas to make their home.
Mrs. Hill has been in ill health for about six months. She was 40 years old and a member of the Baptist church. She died at her home, 1819 N. Henderson street in North Dallas. Among the McKinney relatives attending the services were her brother-in-law, A. G. Speck, and sisters-in-laws, Mrs. A. G. Speck, Mrs. Isham Younger, Miss Mary Hill and Mrs. Sam Hill. [The Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Texas, February 8, 1934.]