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Jesus J. Acosta, said to be the oldest living native resident of El .Paso, died at his home at 2015 Magoflin avenue yesterday. He was 86. Mr. Acosta was born March 19,  1863 where the Chamber of Comnerce building now stands. He saw  the first train come into El Paso in 1881. He was a laborer, having at one time worked for the first mayor of El Paso. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Leonor Acosta; a daughter, Mrs.  Maria Morales; and three sons. Jose, Wenceslos and Pedro, all of El Paso Rosary services will be held at Guardian Angel church tomorrow at 10 a. m. with Rev. A. Cubillo officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery. Thursday June 30, 1949 El Paso Herald

Mrs. M. A. Adams, aged 76 years, died at the home of her nephew, R. D. Moore, 3011 Durango street, early Wednesday morning, after a short illness. The deceased had lived here but five months, coming from Marshall, Tex. Besides Mr. Moore, she is survived by two nieces, Miss Reba Moore and Miss Linda Moore, both of El Paso. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the chapel at 508 Texas street, with Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating. Interment will be made in Concordia cemetery.  El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 20, 1911 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

  7 Sons, 7 Daughters, 32 Grandchildren Survivors

Ramon V. Aguirre, 74, who died in his residence at 2607 Louisville street today, is survived by seven sons, seven daughters, and 32 grandchildren. Mr. Aguirre had been a resident of El Paso for five years. He was a retired mining engineer in Mexico. Funeral services will be held in the Peak-Hagedon Chapel at 4 p.m. today. Rev. L. Fernandez will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen. ---El Paso Herald Post, 25 Apr 1941  submitted by Jeanette Aguirre

 AGUIRRE RAMON AGUIRRE, 66, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 1996. Life long resident of El Paso. Mr. Aguirre served in the U.S. Marines during WWII. He retired as a Warehouse Man at Fort Bliss. Survived by wife, Lily Aguirre of El Paso, Sons: Robert Burke of El Paso, Ramon Aguirre and wife Arleen of El Paso. Daughter Brenda Perez and husband Ruben of El Paso, Monica Aguirre of El Paso. Sister: Dora Moreno and husband Ramon of El Paso. Grandchildren: Lynda and Dyana Perez of El Paso, Niece: Yolanda Clay of El Paso. Nephew David Moreno of El Paso. Rosary service will be at 6:30 P.M. Friday at Martin Funeral Home Central. Funeral Mass will be held at Santo Nino De Alocha on 11:30 on Saturday January 6th, with Father Olivas officiating. Pallbearers: Ramon Aguirre Jr., Robert Burke, Ruben Perez Jr., Ramon Moreno, David Moreno, and Juan Gutierrez. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Moreno, Carlos Aguilar Jr., Fernando Gonzalez, Fred Moreno and Danny Ortiz. Mr. Aguirre will lie in state at Martin Funeral Home Central from 4 - 9:30 on Friday, January 5, 1996. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. ---El Paso Herald Post, Friday, January 5, 1996   submitted by Jeanette Aguirre

AGUIRRE William A Aguirre, 46, 3016 Fort Blvd., died Tuesday. Had been a resident of El Paso 20 years and was a warehouse foreman for Pearl Distributing Company. Survivors: wife Mrs. Grace Aguirre, El Paso; daughter Mrs. Alice Mapula, El Paso; son, William A Aguirre Jr., U. S. Navy. Sisters, Mrs. H. J. Sandoval, El Paso; Mrs. Thomas Williams, El Paso; Mrs. Fred Gomes, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Julio Fuentes, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Irene Sanchez, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Louis Nardelli, Morenci, Arizona; Mrs. Plucido Pulice, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Brothers: Joe Aguirre, Los Angeles, Calif.; Regulo Aguirre, Los Angeles, Calif.; Burt Aguirre, Los Angeles, Calif.; Ernest Aguirre, San Diego, Calif. Arrangements were pending with Harding-Orr and McDaniel Montana Ave. ---El Paso Herald Post, Wednesday, January 2, 1963 submitted by Jeanette Aguirre

Raymond Anson, an unassigned recruit for infantry from New York, 19 years of age, died in the base hospital at Ft. Bliss Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements will be made when his relatives are heard from.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas February 26, 1917   (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

   Funeral services for Fred A. Akard were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Nagley & Kaster chapel. The burial was in Evergreen cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. W. F. Packard, of Trinity Methodist church.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas December 20, 1915 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

J. D. Alocaum, 79 years old, died Sunday night. Nothing is known of his history or his home. The body will be buried today at Concordia cemetery without services.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 12, 1910  (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

The funeral of William J. Amberson, who was killed Saturday night, was held at his home, 1305 Myrtle avenue, at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning. The services at the home were conducted by the local order of the Knights of Pythias and the cemetery services were conducted by the B. of L. F. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. The body has been held awaiting the arrival of relatives who came from Michigan. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas August 9, 1912  (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 

Casimira Aguilar, a widow, 45 years of age, died at her home at the Mt. Franklin lime kiln Friday morning. She had resided in El Paso three years. Funeral services will be held from her late residence, Saturday morning at 8 o’clock, and interment will be in Concordia Catholic cemetery.El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 2, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 

Funeral arrangements are pending for Mrs. Manuela Alvidez of 4308 Oro street who died in a. hospital today. Mrs. Alvidez was 53. She had no immediate survivors. Kaster and Maxon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. EL PASO HERALD-POST, Thursday, Aug. 11, 1955


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Funeral services for David E. Bachman, aged 29 years, who died Saturday morning in a local hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at the McBean, Simmons and Hartford chapel. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. Deceased was a native of Switzerland.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas February 26, 1917

Funeral of Sidney Ball, Pioneer, at 4 O’clock p.m.   Funeral services for Sidney Ball, pioneer El Pasoan, former city sanitary inspector, 37 years of age, who died of heart disease Sunday morning at 10 o’clock in a local hospital, will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the chapel of McBean, Simmons & Hartford. Interment will be in Concordia cemetery. Rev. I. N. Langston, Highland Park Baptist church, will lead the services.             Mr. Ball came with his mother, Mrs. Mary L. Ball, 3625 Altura boulevard, and other members of his family, to join his father, Charles Ball, in El Paso, in 1882 from Harwood, Dallas county, Texas. Charles Ball was an early day contractor and carpenter here. Sidney Ball worked as a stonemason for several years, and was on the traffic squad of the police force some time. Later he was with the city sanitary force and exposed many times to disease.             Besides his wife, who resides at 3610 Duranzo, and his mother, deceased is survived by his sister, Mrs. Albert Goodloe, 2631 Lebanon street, and two brothers, John and Joseph Ball, of San Francisco, Cal.             Sidney Ball was prominently mentioned in the Democratic primaries in 1916 for constable, opposing Lon Garner, the present constable.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1917 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Funeral arrangements are funding for Curtis Barentine of 2831 Lebanon street who was found dead beside his car off the Mesa highway yesterday. Mr. Barentine was 49. He is believed to have died of a heart attack, investigating officers reported. He had been suffering a heart condition for several months. Police have requested an autopsy. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elvie Barentine. Mr. Barentine was office manager for Swift's and Co. Martin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. EL PASO HERALD-POST, Thursday, Aug. 11, 1955

Died: Old John Barleycorn, Well Known Old timer

Friends Sit Up to the Last Hour With Pioneer Texas Politicain

“John Barleycorn,” El Paso’s oldest resident, died at 10:30 o’clock Monday night at his El Paso residence. Hundreds of relatives and friends were present at the deathbed, when the old multicentenarian passed away after a lingering illness of several months standing. General debility and a run down condition are said to have been the cause of death.

            John Barleycorn came to Texas with the first settlers, and during his ling residence in this state played a prominent part in the development of the state. He had hosts of friends in all sections of Texas, many of them in the penitentiary. During the latter years of the old man’s career he was unusually active both in local and state wide politics, and just a short time before his death, achieved a notable victory in El Paso. The glory of the event was dimmed, however, but a crushing defeat in Austin, Tex., and it is said that Mr. Barleycorn’s heart or back was broken by this occurrence, causing his death. Funeral Not Arranged

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made pending the final verdict of the coroner. The old man was possessed of unusual vitality, and on previous occasions, had been known to revive when life was apparently extinct. Close friends of Mr. Barleycorn still hope for the best, and until it is definitely settled that the old pioneer and politician is really dead, the body will not be turned over to the undertaker.

            Many friends “sat up” with the deceased until he breathed his last and for half an hour or more, in small groups they stood outside his last strongholds, after his life had ebbed away. Death came at exactly 10:30 – or 9:30 sun time – and was quiet. Some of his admirers grew rather convivial during his last moments, but on the whole his passing was serene and without noteworthy event.

            El Paso Herald Home Edition  El Paso, Texas  April 16, 1918  (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 L. G. Barlow, aged 72 years, a Confederate veteran who at one time served under Gen. Joe Shelby, died Monday afternoon at the local hospital after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 oclock at the chapel of the McBean, Simmons and Hartford company, and burial made in the United Daughters of the Confederacy plot in Evergreen Cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 20, 1917


Funeral services for Celia Barron, student of Ysleta High School, who died yesterday at her home in the Lower Valley, were to be held today at the Catholic Mission at Ysleta. She was 18. Martin Mortuary will direct burial at Ysleta Wednesday, July 6, 1938

The funeral of John R. Bell, who died Monday afternoon, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the chapel at 508 Texas street. Rev. Miles Hanson will officiate, and burial will be made in Evergreen.El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 20, 1911 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Mrs. Fannie L. Bendy   The body of Mrs. Fannie L. Bendy, who died in Alvin, Tex., Sunday arrived in El Paso Tuesday morning, accompanied by her son-in-law, T. W. Carter. Funeral services, conducted by the Knights of Pythias, were held at the chapel, 110 North Campbell street, at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. The deceased, who formerly lived in El Paso, was the widow of the late Judge L. B. Bendy, who died in this city in 1894. She was about 60 years of age.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas April 15, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

  Funeral services for Lucile Berg, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Berg, who died Sunday afternoon, were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the chapel of the McBean, Simmons and Hartford company. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 22, 1917

Mrs. Willie May Berry   The body of Mrs. Willie May Berry, negress, 3220 San Antonio street, who died Oct. 19, will be buried Sunday afternoon in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas October 26, 1918

A. G. Bloch  Herman Bloch of El Paso, has received a cablegram announcing the death of his father, A. G. Bloch, at Koenigsberg, Germany, on April 25. Mr. Bloch was 52 years of age and had been a grain merchant at Koenigsberg for 20 years. A widow and six children survive. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 2, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Infant of Victor Blot   Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blot, 3231 Alameda avenue, who died Sunday morning, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the East El Paso Catholic Church. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas February 26, 1917

Virginia Blueford   The funeral of Virginia Blueford, 1010 South Virginia street, who died Thursday of brain trouble, was conducted Friday afternoon at 2 oclock from the chapel of the Peak Undertaking company. Burial was in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 12, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

L. E. Booker Is Dead At Ysleta Pioneer Cattleman and El Paso Investor Succumbs at Age of 71   L. E. Booker, for 13 years an El Paso Business man and cattle owner, died at his home in Ysleta at 11 o’clock Monday night. He was 71 years of age and is survived only by his wife and daughter, Miss Blanche Booker, at Ysleta. His only son, Louis, died ten years ago.Mr. Booker came to the southwest 21 years ago from North Dakota, where he was prominent in politics, having served as state treasurer. Soon after his arrival in Texas he acquired large tracts of land in the Casas Grandes district in Western Chihuahua Mexico, where he ranged large herds of cattle. Besides his Mexican interests Mr. Booker owned considerable El Paso real estate and ranch property in the valley, including his home in Ysleta. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of McBean, Simmons & Hartford, under the auspices of El Paso lodge of Masons. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas April 16, 1918 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Mrs. Mary Boddy, aged 77, colored, died this morning at the home of her son-in-law, Joe Brown, 614 Hill street. Funeral arrangements will be made tomorrow.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 8, 1910

Double Funeral For Victims Of Accident   Funeral services for S. O. Bottorff and L. R. Brown, who were killed near Vail, Ariz., when their racing car overturned, will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church.             The funeral of Mr. Bottorff will be under the auspices of the Masonic order. Active pallbearers will be Frank Murchison, R. L. Morris, F. M. Bannell, C. H. Leavell, E. R. Russell and William Butterbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Schwartz, Ben Clements, Sam Watson, M. L. Naquin, Jack Stoker, David Robertson, Fred Barrows and Earl Weiseger. Pallbearers for Mr. Brown will be W. A. Baker, R. E. Garfield, R. E. Cain, H. E. LeGross, Phil Murrell and H. A. Duncan.The class taking the Scottish Rite degrees will attend Mr. Bottorff’s funeral in a body.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas November 6, 1919

Mrs. F. S. Breeding Mrs. F. S. Breeding, aged 51 years, died at a local hospital Thursday. The body will be shipped Friday night to Marfa, Texas. It will be interred at Marfa. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas August 9, 1912 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

C. B. Bosworth, 55 years of age, manager of the telephone company at Anthony, N. M. died early Tuesday at his home in Anthony. The funeral will be held at 10 oclock Wednesday morning from the undertaking rooms at 506 Texas street. The Rev. Fuller Swift will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two children.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 14, 1920


George W, Brittingham Was McGinty Club Member Funeral services for George W. Brittingham, retired Chihuahua City merchant, who died Wednesday in El Paso, will be held at 10 a. m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's cathedral, with Rev. Fr. D. J. Kirgan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, under direction of the Hartford Mortuary. Mr. Brittingham was 74. He was an El Paso pioneer, a member of the famous old McGinty Club, and an Elk. , In Mexico he helped to promote the popularity of baseball. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mamie Brittingham; a son, Warren G. Brittingham, 1216 W. Yandell Blvd.; and a daughter, Mrs. Corinne C. Brooks, Havana, Cuba. Pallbearers: Edgar Shelton, Herman Lowenberg, Dick Warren, Fred Stevenson, Jack Lait, and  James Dudley. Friday, Dec. 25, 1936 ElPaso Herald

Mrs. Brown’s Body Arrives   Funeral of Late Widow of E.P.S.W. Official Saturday Afternoon   The remains of Mrs. Maude Brown, widow of the late A. N. Brown, former traffic manager of the E.P. & S. W. railroad, arrived in El Paso Thursday night from Petersburg, Va., where she died October 13. The funeral will be conducted by J. J. Kaster Undertaking company Saturday at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. Dwight J. Bradley, of the First Congregational church. Mrs. Brown’s death followed by only a few days that of her son, Lieut. Roger Brown. Two sisters of Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Samuel Hurst, of Hutchingson, Kan., and Mrs. Madge Conger, of Waco, Tex., are at the Paso del Norte and will attend the funeral. The pall bearers designated are: W. C. Barnes, Garnett King, C. E. Hilsabeck, Richard Warren, Jack Happer and Jose A. Wright.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

George O. Burke, aged 38, died Sunday afternoon at the county hospital. He was born in California of Irish parentage. Nothing is known of his relatives’ whereabouts, and no funeral arrangements had been made Monday.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas April 16, 1918 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Sister Breaks Neck While Nursing Brother; Shock Cause of Brother’s Death   Epitacia Leon Bustillos, a Mexican woman 45 years old, while nursing her brother, Vicente Leon Bustillos, at their home in room four at Eighth and Park streets, fell to the floor with a stroke of epilepsy and broke her neck. The brother, who was recovering from a severe case of typhoid fever, met with such a shock at the information that his sister was dead that he died a few hours later. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the home and the interment was a double one in the Catholic Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 6, 1915

R. C. Butler, a nurse, died at a local hospital Friday night at 11:30. No arrangements had been made Saturday noon for the funeral which will be in charge of the Peak Undertaking Co.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas October 26, 1918


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Funeral Held For Mrs. Carr from Cathedral Saturday   The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Carr, who died on December 1, was held Saturday from the home at 1234 ˝ San Antonio street, to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and thence to the Concordia Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Carr is survived by a brother, Thomas J. Walsh, and a daughter, Mrs. H. O. Parry.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 6, 1915

Bishop Schuler Conducts Helen Cassidy’s Funeral The funeral of the late Miss Helen Cassidy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cassidy, who died Wednesday of pneumonia, took place at Catholic Concordia cemetery Thursday afternoon. Bishop Anthony J. Schuler, of the El Paso diocese, preached an impressive sermon, “In Youth Remember Thy Creator.”  A number of the members of St. Patrick’s cathedral choir sang. Rev. Fr. G. G. Frund, assisted the bishop in the last rites. The pallbearers were H. F. Mueller, A. T. Mueller, Dave Sullivan, Ben Myers, Frank Condon, E. V. Alcorn.Miss Frances Cassidy, sister of the deceased who is in Hotel Dieu with influenza, was reported Friday morning to be improved El Paso, Texas  October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Herbert Chatman’s Funeral   Funeral services for Herbert Chatman, who died here Wednesday, will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock in the chapel of McBean, Simmons & Carr. Rev. C. S. Wright will officiate and interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery.             Mr. Chatman was an Englishmen, and had no relatives in this country. He was 32 years of age.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas November 19, 1910

Corp. W. L. Clay Dead   Corp. Wyatt L. Clay, company A, 20th infantry, died at the Fort Bliss base hospital early Monday morning of heart troubles, with which he had been a sufferer for some time. He was 27 years of age and a camp favorite. His remains were taken over to the Peak Undertaking company and efforts are being made to communicate with relatives, in order that funeral arrangements can be made.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 25, 1916

Dies of Wounds; Has Sisters Here News has been received in this city by Mrs. A. F. Clem, 2321 Gold Street, and Mrs. F. Dahlman, of the death of their brother, Sergt. John V. Showers, of St. Joseph, Mo. Sergt. Showers was in company C, 2d engineers, somewhere in France. He was severely wounded in action on July 19 and died July 22.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 12, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Lee L. Coker, 17 years of age, died Saturday in an El Paso hospital. He came here for his health from Clint, Tex., and is survived by his father J. M. Coker, of that town. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. C. S. Wright officiating.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 12, 1910

Mrs. C. H. Cole, Widow of W. M. Cole, Dies, Aged 58   Mrs. Charles H. Cole, 58 years of age, died in a local hospital Monday morning at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Cole made her home at 1415 East San Antonio street. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the east El Paso Baptist church. Rev. Ed. L. Milican will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery in the D. A. R. plot. Deceased is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. A. D. Martine, who lives in El Paso, and Mrs. M. H. Cragon, in Fort Worth; William M. Cole and Ira R. Boggs, who also live in El Paso. Mrs. Cole was the widow of the late W. M. Cole, who died about three years ago.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1917 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Harrison M. Coleman, a recruit, here only about a month, assigned to the Seventh infantry, died in the base hospital, Ft. Bliss, Saturday, at the age of 24 years. His mother in Odenville, Ala., has been notified.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas February 26, 1917

Thomas J. Coleman, age 48, died Saturday afternoon at the county hospital from lung trouble. Decedent was a widower and had been employed as an engineer in El Paso for two and a half years. J. J. Kaster and company, in charge of the body, has wire a brother of the dead man, D. Y. Coleman, living in Philadelphia, and have made no funeral arrangements pending reply.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas April 16, 1918 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Miss Gladys Colingsworth, aged 16, died at her residence, 611 West Missouri street, Wednesday afternoon. Burial was at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. F. Williams, First Baptist church, conducting the service. Miss Ruth Belle Eaton, 4117 Cumberland street, died at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon of influenza at her home. The funeral will be conducted by J. J. Kaster Undertaking company as soon as relatives are communicated with. Herald El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

The funeral of John Collins was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The remains were viewed at the chapel at 508 Texas street, and the funeral service held at the church of the Guardian Angel in East El Paso. Rev. Albert Gilbert was the officiating priest. The interment was in Catholic Concordia cemetery. An escort of fire department wagons accompanied the body to the cemetery. The pall-bearers were J. J. Sullivan, J. T. Sullivan, F. M. O’Connor, M. J. Gorman, H. F. Borgmann and W. C. Wolferton. Attending the funeral were the city officials. Mr. Collins was connected with the city engineering department at the time of his death.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas November 27, 1912

Leland B. Cowling, 43, 6233 N. Mesa, space 8, passed away Saturday in a local hospital. Resident of El Paso 2 years. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen Cowling. El Paso, 2 sisters, Miss. Beulah Cowling, & Mrs. Laura Mayo, both of Paul's Valley, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Tuesday, in Martin Chapel, Rev. George Park officiating. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Park. Directed by Martin. EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, July 24,1972

Funeral services for J. W. Craft, who died by suicide Sunday morning, were held at the residence of J. A. Gunn. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. An inquest by coroner Watson has disclosed nothing new in the case.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 8, 1910 

Former Corporal Dies   Wallace O. Crowe, aged 36 years, a former corporal of the Fifth artillery, died Wednesday night at the base hospital, following an operation. Crowe is survived by a mother, Mrs. Frank Graham, of Nez Perces, Idaho. The body is being held pending advices from relatives.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 22, 1917


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Officer’s Wife Dies Here While Husband in Mexico   While her husband was with the American column in Mexico, Mrs. Mary Newton Davidson, wife of Capt. A. H. Davidson, of the 13th cavalry, died Wednesday afternoon at her residence, 918 Prospect avenue.             Mrs. Davidson was 41 years old and had been living in El Paso since the 13th was ordered to the border four years ago. Mrs. Davidson was from Richmond, Va. She is survived by her husband, one son, Richard Carrington Key, of El Paso. The body will be placed in the receiving vault at Concordia cemetery awaiting the funeral arrangements.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 23, 1916

Negro Army Cook With 18 Years Service, Dies   David Bailey, aged 48 years, formerly a cook in company K, 24th negro infantry, died at the base hospital, Ft. Bliss, at 6:20 oclock Saturday morning of diabetes. He had been in the army 18 years. His recent service was with the Pershing expedition.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 3, 1917

Mrs. Ellen Mary Davis died Sunday afternoon at her residence, 3625 La Luz street, after a short illness. She was 37 years of age, and is survived by the husband, George Davis, and six children. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at St. Joseph’s Chapel, interment being made in Concordia cemetery. Rev. Fr. Henry Swift will officiate. Mrs. David had been a resident of El Paso for only seven months, coming here from (notice ends here)   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas April 16, 1918 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Zachariah Delbarios, aged 45, died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 in a room in the rear of Third and Stanton. Coroner J. J. Murphy held an inquest and rendered a verdict that the man had died as a result of continuous use of drugs.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas April 15, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

  Fred De Smith’s Funeral The funeral of Fred De Smith, of Chihuahua, was held this afternoon from the home of Mrs. H. P. Noake, in El Paso. The body of Mr. De Smith was brought from Chihuahua Tuesday evening over the North Western and the funeral arrangements were in charge of the Masonic lodge, to which he belonged. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 25, 1912  submitted by Dale Donolon

Funeral services for L. F. Dennis, about 60 years of age, who died in the emergency hospital several days ago, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the chapel of the J. J. Kaster company. Burial was in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 22, 1917

Mrs. Martha DeGuire   Mrs. Martha DeGuire, mother of Mrs. Edward Pennebaker, died at the Pennebaker residence, 913 North Ochoa street, Sunday evening at the age of 62 years. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the church of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. Francis Roy officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Nagley and Kaster were the funeral directors. El Paso Herald  El Paso, Texas February 21, 1910 submitted by Dale Donolon

Mrs. W. S. Dobie Dies; Rebekahs Will Conduct Funeral Sunday At 2   Mrs. Dottie Mable Dobie, wife of W. S. Dobie, died at her home, 611 North St. Vrain street, Saturday morning at 3:40 o’clock. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows plot in Concordia cemetery.             Mrs. Dobie had been for a number of years an active member of Western Rebekah lodge No. 1919, I. O. O. F., being a past noble grand, and at the time of her death she was recording secretary of this organization. Funeral services will be conducted by Western Rebekah lodge at the Peak chapel.             Mrs. Dobie was the daughter of Mrs. F. E. Patton, who lived with her, and is also survived by her husband, who conducts a pattern works at the home address.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas October 26, 1918

B. M. Donaldson, Pioneer, Dies Was Health Department Registrar in 1915; Funeral Friday Morning   B. M. Donaldson, aged 56 years, a pioneer resident of El Paso, and former registrar of the city health department, died Wednesday evening at his home, 805 West Missouri street, after an illness of several months.             Mr. Donaldson for many years was connected with a saddlery and leather firm as a traveling salesman, and was well known in the southwest. He was appointed city registrar by mayor Lea in 1915, and served until the early part of 1916, when the condition of his health made his resignation necessary.             He is survived by his widow and two sons, Gene and W. H. Donaldson, of El Paso.             Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 oclock at the chapel of the McBean, Simmons and Hartford company. Burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 22, 1917

  The funeral of Miss Eva Donnelly, the 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Donnelly, who died Sunday, was held at 4 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon. The body was removed to a vault in Concordia for the present.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 25, 1912 submitted by Dale Donolon

  Infant of Sergt. Dorsett   Funeral services for the infant of Mrs. Thelma Dorsett, deceased, were held Tuesday morning at 10 oclock. Sergt. Harry Dorsett, stationed in the Philiphine islands, father of the child, arrived in El Paso Monday night, having started from Manila over a month ago.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 20, 1917


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Miss Ruth Belle Eaton, 4117 Cumberland street, died at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon of influenza at her home. The funeral will be conducted by J. J. Kaster Undertaking company as soon as relatives are communicated with. Herald El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

El Paso, Texas March 24, 1916   William H. Elliott Dies;  Was Owner of Valley Grocery ;William H. Elliott, proprietor of the Valley grocery on San Antonio street, died Friday morning at a local hospital at 9 a. m. of intestinal trouble. He had been ill only two days and was at his store earlier in the week. He was rushed to the hospital Friday mourning in the hope that an operation would save his life, but death came before he could be taken to the operating room. He is survived by a widow and two small children, William and Maybelle. He is also survived by Mrs. E. E. Northrup, of 701 Mesa avenue, and Harvey Elliott, of Clint, sister and brother of the deceased. The funeral services have not yet been arranged and are in charge of the J. J. Kaster Undertaking company. Mr. Elliott was a member and an active worker in the First Christian church. He was a native of central Texas but had lived here for 20 years. submitted by Dale Donolon

Mrs. Mary Elwell   The funeral of Mrs. Mary Elwell, who died at a local hospital Tuesday, was held Wednesday. The casket was banked with floral offerings from friends. Services were conducted in the chapel at 508 Texas street and interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913

Mrs. Eufracia Espalin, wife of Francisco Espalin, died at 306 South Florence street Monday night, at the age of 31 years. She came here a few days ago from Ysleta, Texas, for medical treatment. Funeral services were held in the Sacred Heart church Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock, and interment made in Concordia Catholic cemetery. About 30 came in private rigs from Ysleta and San Elizario to attend the funeral. She is survived by her husband and three small children.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas July 10, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 Funeral services for Mrs. Macie Evans-, 1509 Montana who passed way Thursday will be held at 2;00 p.m. Monday in the Ford Chapel of the First Baptist Church. Dr. Gene Garrison officiating. Interment will be Restlawn. Pallbearers will be Willam I. Latham, Brooks Travis, W. S. Helms, R. Jack Stewart, Asa Jones and Alf Means. Arrangements by Harding-Orr & McDaniel EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, July 24,1972


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The funeral of Mrs. M. Fairlee, age 42 years, who died December 2, was held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of Nagley & Kaster, interment in Concordia. Mrs. Fairlee is survived by relatives in Chicago. She was a health seeker. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 6, 1915

 

Death Comes to Tony A. Ferlet Well Known Valley Farmer and Printer Dies as Result of Accident

Tony A. Ferlet, aged 55 years, a resident of Anthony, N. M. and a member of the El Paso Chamber of commerce and the El Paso Adclub, died in an El Paso hospital Tuesday evening, as a result of injuries sustained last Wednesday night.

            Mr. Ferlet was thrown from his buggy while returning from Anthony to his ranch near there, and was not found by his family until the following morning. He sustained injuries in the runaway and these, combined with an all-night exposure, were too much for a man of his age. He was given ever attention, but never regained consciousnessTony Ferlet was a genius in many ways. He was one of the most expert printers in the state of Texas and for more than 20 years was a member of the firm of Guessaz & Ferlet, bookbinders and printers, at San Antonio, having founded the establishment in 1887.  Prior to that time, he lived two years in Galveston, where he was also in the printing business and where he was married to Miss Lucille McKown. Having accumulated a considerable competence, Mr. Ferlet retired from the San Antonio firm six years ago and came west, purchasing a ranch near Anthony. He settled down to the life of the country, but could not give up the business in which he had been so long engaged, so he purchased a new outfit of type and printing machinery and set up a small shop in his alfalfa field, where he turned out some of the most artistic printing seen in this section of the country. He created the design that advertises Anthony as “the heart of the Mesilla valley” and turned out other advertising literature with a punch and an artistic effect.

            Mr. Ferlet was born in Paris, France, but came to the United States with his parents when 16 months old. His boyhood was spent in Wisconsin and Kansas, and he learned the printing business “from the ground up” in St. Louis. He immediately set out for Texas on mastering his trade and his first work was in Galveston. Then he moved to San Antonio and founded the establishment there which grew to be one of the biggest in Texas. He was a prominent factor in San Antonio business life during his residence there. Since moving to Anthony, Mr. Ferlet was prominent in the affairs of the upper valley and took an active part in the chamber of commerce and Adclub of El Paso.

            Deceased leaves a widow and five sons, Leo G., of El Paso; Liberty Mo., of Bastrop, and Lorraine, Tony, Jr., and Richard, of Anthony. He also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. R., G. Ferlot, of Cottonwood Falls, Kas.; a brother, Leo, of El Paso; another brother, Ed. R., of Kansas City, and a sister, Miss Rosa, of Topeka.

            The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock from Peake’s undertaking establishement, Rev. Henry Easter officiating. The pall bearers will be from among his personal friends as follows: W. J. Buie, E. H. Shelton, George H. Clements, R. E. Sherman, M. P. Carlock and N. M. Walker. El Paso Herald

El Paso, Texas December 15, 1915 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Eddie Lawrence Foster died in he home of his son, R. G. Loucks, st 2810 Sacramento street. He was 80 and had been a resident of El Paso for four years. He was a veteran of the Spanish- American War and was a retired switchman for the Missouri-Kansas and Texas Railroad. Funeral arrangements are pending with Kaster and Maxon. Jan 15, 1951

Foster Funeral to Be Wednesday Is Postponed to Allow Son Time To Arrive From College; Services At Church   The funeral of A. G. Foster, pioneer El Paso attorney, who was killed by a train Friday morning in the lower valley, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 oclock, it having been found necessary to change the date announced in the First Presbyterian church Sunday, which was Tuesday morning at 10 oclock.              A short, informal memorial exercise was held in the First Presbyterian Sunday school Sunday evening at 6 oclock for judge Foster, city attorney J. H. McBroom delivering a shot talk on the great esteem in which deceased was held by all who knew him.             The funeral had to be postponed on account of the inability of Baylor Foster, young son of judge Foster attending the University of Wisconsin, to arrive before Tuesday evening.             Funeral services will be conducted at the church by Rev. C. L. Overstreet.             The Bar association of El Paso will meet Tuesday morning at 9 oclock in the 41st district court room and pass memorial resolutions for judge Foster.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 25, 1916

Father Killed By Yaquis; Son Dies Of Scarlet Fever   Misfortune continues to follow the family of T. R. Francis, who was killed by Yaqui Indian bandits while at his mine in Sonora last October.             Sunday evening little Billy Francis, the six-year old son of the murdered man’s widow, died of scarlet fever following a brief illness. He is survived by Mrs. Francis, and four small brothers and sisters.             The boy was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powers, his mother being Mrs. Power’s sister. The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 from the chapel of McBean, Simmons and Hartford and the funeral was in charge of Rev. W. F. Packard, of the Trinity Methodist church. The burial was in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas December 20, 1915 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)


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FRANCISCO GALLEGOS Funeral services for Francisco Gallegos of the- Smelter Distict, who died yesterday at a local hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage, were held today at 10 a. m. at Peak-Hagedon Mortuary. He was 33. Burial will be in Restlawn cemetery. Wednesday, July 6, 1938

Ben D. Garrett, 22 years of age, battery B, 5th field artillery, died at the base hospital Saturday evening. The body is being held by the Peak company pending advice from relatives.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1917 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Col. Urban F. George, U.S.A., ret. 73, of 2618 McKinley avenue, a veteran of both World Wars and the Korean conflict , and a long time resident of El Paso, died of a heart attack Saturday while attending a staff meeting of the Military Order of World Wars at Scottsdale, Ariz.  Funeral arrangements are pending by Martin Funeral Home. Born in Somonauk, Illinois in Jan. 1901, he enlisted in the Army at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. in April, 1917, and was assigned to Ft. Bliss as a trooper in the 17th Cavalry. He later served with that regiment, and with the 1st Cavalry, at Douglas, Ariz, and other posts on the Mexican border until his discharge as a sergeant in 1924. He came back to El Paso as a fireman on the Southern Pacific Railway and worked up to locomotive engineer before returning to Army duty as a second Lieutenant in 1933. After 30 years active service he retired as a colonel in June, 1956, and then entered the real estate business in El Paso the next year. Col. George worked in veterans organizations and at the time of his death was the Region VIII Commander of the Military Order of World Wars. He was a past commander of El Paso Chapter, MOWW; past president of the local chapter of Retired Officers Assn., and a member of El Paso's Westerners Corral. He also served on El Paso's Council on Aging, was transportation chairman of the Visiting Nurses Group, and a member of the West Texas Council on Government. His survivors include a.son, James F. George, Amarillo, Tex.; a daughter,,Mrs. Herbert Rowse, Tucumcari, N.M.; a brother, Louis George, DeKalb,Ill.; a sister, Marian George, Rock Island Ill.; another sister, Myrtle George, Somonauk, Ill. and six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. EL PASO HERALD-POST. Monday. January, 28 1974


 Ramon M. Gerardo, formerly of El Paso, died in Sacramento, Calif., on July 27. He was 44. Mr. Gerardo was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Carolina of El Paso; two sons, Ramon and Ricardo, both of El Paso; three sisters, Miss Francisca Gerardo and Mrs. Elena Perez, both of El Paso and Mrs. Bertha  Guzman of Los Angeles, and two  brothers, Ricardo of Los Angeles' and Salvador of El Paso. Arrangements are pending with Memorial Chapel EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, July 24,1972

Col. Lew Gilbert Claimed By Death Was Soldier of Civil War, Newspaperman and Good Friend   Col. Lew Gilbert died at a local hospital Wednesday night at the age of 65 years. A fractured skull, sustained Monday night when he was knocked down by a horse and buggy at the corner of San Antonio and Oregon streets, caused his death.Lew Gilbert was a native New Yorker. About 15 years ago he came to El Paso .Col. Gilbert was a civil war veteran, both as a fighting man and as a news paper correspondent, and drew a small pension for disability. He had an inexhaustible fund of reminiscence, and had personally come in contact with many of the leading figures of war times and the period immediately following. His memory was accurate and of wonderful capacity to absorb and retain detailed information. Only his physical disability in later years kept him from being a successful newspaper worker long after the years of ordinary activity in that calling.             Col. Gilbert as a young man was engaged in newspaper work in New York and other cities in the east. He was very fond of horses and “covered” running and trotting races for the eastern papers when the racing game was in its prime, and he knew many of the great race horse men of a quarter century ago. He was also fond of dramatics and music, and was connected in his early days with a number of amusement undertakings and enterprises, serving as manager or press agent of the different concerns. He was a personal acquaintance of Blondin, the great balloonist, the man who once walked over Niagara Galls on a tight rope. Col. Gilbert heard Jenny Lind sing in the old auditorium in Battery park, N. Y., just after the civil war, and reported the concert of one of the New York papers. The place where she sang has since been turned into the municipal aquarium, being too small for a New York audience, and also badly located for the present modern city.             Interested in Mining   Col. Gilbert was interested with former postmaster T. B. Olshausen and other El Pasoans in some gold mining properties in Sonora. For a time the properties were worked and produced good ore, but Yaqui Indian troubles first and the revolutionary disturbance later, forced temporary abandonment of the properties. Several times Col. Gilbert was offered a good sum for the mine, but he held on in the home that conditions would soon change and quiet be restored in Mexico, when the property could be worked with more profit to himself and associates. Johnny Olshausen was at the mine directing the work for a number of months prior to the closing of the mine.            

Col. Gilbert was known to practically all of the business men of El Paso, and was a familiar figure in downtown El Paso when his rheumatism – from which he suffered excruciatingly at times – did not confine him to his room. Often for weeks at a time he lay in bed, suffering great agony, but he was patient and always came out of the sick room with a smile. Col. Gilbert was a man of sunny disposition – no other sort would have endured with fortitude such pain as he was forced to suffer – and it was a rule of his that if he could not praise he would not condemn. He had a kind word for everybody. He was on close terms with Mayor C. E. Kelly and most of the city and county officials, and at the time of his death was chairman for his precinct of the Democratic party, with which he had been affiliated all his life.   Mexican Held To Answer   Following the death of Col. Gilbert, Jesus Valencia was charge with murder by complaint filed Thursday in the court of justice of the peace E. B. McClintock. The defendant was transferred from the city jail to the county jail, where he will be held pending his examining trial. Valencia was overtaken and arrested by sergeant G. E. Fletcher and patrolman Whitley Sunday night shortly after he ran down Col. Gilbert. He was lodged in the city jail and held there on a complaint of reckless driving, awaiting the outcome of Col. Gilbert’s condition.After the man was arrested, patrolman Whitley got into the buggy and drove back to the spot where Col. Gilbert was knocked down. The colonel was lifted into the buggy and the drive made to the police station. When Col. Gilbert was placed on the operating table in the emergency hospital at the police station he was unconscious, and recognized no one. Jim Conklin, who had known the colonel for several years, leaned over him and asked him repeatedly if he knew him. The colonel looked at Conklin, but made no sign of recognition. Beyond repeatedly crying to be lifted up, and remarks about horses, Col. Gilbert said nothing else. He was still unconscious when he died.             Thursday morning county judge A. S. J. Eylar appointed mayor C. E. Kelly temporary administrator of Col. Gilbert’s estate. J. U. Sweeney, William Burns and C. W. Fassett were appointed appraisers. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas July 10, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 

Funeral services for Charles B. Giles, 50, of Sanford, Fla., will be held at 2:00 Tuesday In Kaster, Maxon & Futrell Restlawn Chapel. Officiating is Reverend Volus Norsworthy. Interment in Ft. Bliss National cemetery with military honors. EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, July 24,1972

  Funeral of Miss Helen B. Gill   The funeral service of Miss Helen B. Gill will be held from the First Christian church on North Oregon street at 2:30 p. m. Thursday. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 25, 1912 submitted by Dale Donolon

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Capt. Gillespie. El Paso, Tex., Jan. 16.—Information, is received here of the death of Capt. Gillespie, formerly of the state rangers at Alpine Tex., caused by an attack of la grippe Friday, January 17, 1890 Dallas News

The funeral of Mike Ginsburg, 31 years of age, who died Wednesday morning, was held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the J. J. Kaster company. Rabbi Martin Zielonka officiated. Interment was in the Jewish plot at Concordia cemetery. Many friends of the deceased attended the funeral.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas May 10, 1917

Mrs. Lula B. Goldie   The funeral of Mrs. Lula B. Goldie, late wife of Sgt. Robert N. Goldie, who died October 20 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Harbey, 4415 Rosa street, is awaiting the arrival of the brothers, one of whom, Frank Harbey, is in the aviation service in New York. At noon Saturday it was thought the funeral would be held Sunday.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas October 26, 1918

  M. Gonot, proprietor of the Commercial fruit stand on Mills street, died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was 21 years of age, and had resided in El Paso for some time. The body will be shipped to the former home in Bridgeport, O., by the McBean, Simmons and Hartford company.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 22, 1917

Apolinar Gonzales, aged 85 years, died at his home, corner of Seventh and Oregon streets, at five o’clock Wednesday morning. The verdict of the coroner James J. Murphy, who held the inquest because there was no attending physician, was that death was due to senility. The funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning and interment will be made in the county Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913  

The funeral of Mrs. Isabel Gonzalez, who died Monday night was held from the Guardian Angel church in East El Paso Wednesday morning at 10:30, and interment made in Concordia Catholic cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913

Selig Gordon, age 38 years, died Thursday morning at 6:30 o’clock at his residence, 1318 Stevens street, East El Paso, following an illness of several weeks. Deceased is survived by a wife.             He had resided in El Paso for several years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the undertaking parlors of McBean,, Simmons and Hartford on North Stanton street.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 23, 1916

Miss Bud Gordon   Funeral services for Miss Bud Gordon, formerly of Lordsburg, N. M., who died in El Paso Saturday after a brief illness, will be held Wednesday morning at the chapel of the McBean, Simmons and Hartford company. Burial will be made in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 20, 1917

Arthur Grubin, a barber, 60 years of age, died at a local hospital Monday afternoon. He was a native of Austria, but became a citizen of this country in El Paso in 1900. He had no known relatives in this country. Funeral services were held in the chapel at 508 Texas street at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and interment was made in Mt. Sinai cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas April 15, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Mexican Woman Killed By Train Mantilla Kept Her From Seeing Approaching Engine; Switchman Hurt Mrs. Leonides Guerrero, a Mexican woman who lives in the smelter settlement, was killed between 5 and 6 o’clock Saturday evening while crossing the track of the smelter dump switch. Her body, when struck by the fender of the engine, flew up and struck J. R. Story, a switchman standing on the engine front, causing him to slip and being thrown to the roadside. Story had his right ankle badly bruised and sprained and was taken to Hotel Dieu, where he was resting very well Sunday morning. The remains of Mrs. Guerrero, who died while being brought to the city in an ambulance, were taken to McBean, Simmons & Hartford.             An investigation by the claim department of the Santa Fe railroad showed that the switch engine was going east toward the cement plant and that the woman, whose head was hid behind a mantilla, apparently did not see the engine and stepped in front of it. Story, it is said, yelled to the woman and the engineer rang his bell. Mrs. Guerrero was 52 years old and is survived by her husband, Silvia Guerrero. The funeral was held on the county road with interment in the smelter cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 6, 1915

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Florence J. Hall Ex-Sheriff, Dies Was Police Chief Two Years and Sheriff of El Paso County Four   Florence J. Hall died at his home at 1927 Montana street Friday morning at 4 o’clock, following an illness of three days.             As chief of police, sheriff, cattleman and citizen, Mr. Hall was one of the best known men of El Paso county. He came here from Gainesville, Texas, in 1901 and engaged in the cattle business, having extensive interests in El Paso County and Deming, although he made his headquarters in El Paso and was always prominent in the business life of the community.   Chief of Police   He was chief of police during the latter part of the Morehead administration and the early part of the administration of Capt. Charles Davis. He was elected sheriff for two terms and retired when sheriff P. J. Edwards took charge of the office. After retiring from the sheriff’s office he returned to the cattle business and was associated with his son, F. Norwood Hall, in the handling of extensive cattle ranch deals as well as city realty.            

Removed to Long Beach   Three years ago he went to Long Beach, Cal, to make his home and remained there two and one-half years, returning in January of the present year to make his home in El Paso. Before going to California, Mr. and Mrs. Hall lived at 1117 North El Paso street. Upon his return he bought a home at 1927 Montana street, where his death occurred.   Friend of Senator Bailey   Mr. Hall was a warm personal friend of former senator Joseph W. Bailey, having been residents of Gainesville at the same time. When senator Bailey came to El Paso he was the guest of Mr. Hall and the two men were the closest of friends.            

Mr. Hall was born in Alberton, Ga., on April 10, 1850, and was living his 66th year at the time of his death. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Stafford, a young son, Asa D .Hall, who lived with his parents; a brother, R. A. Hall, of Alberton, Ga., and another brother, W. O. Hall, of Yazoo City, Miss. In addition he reared two of Mrs. Hall’s nephews and one niece, Louis and Shell Norwood and Mrs. T. F. Williamson, of Honey Grove, Texas. Mrs. Williamson is expected to leave Fort Worth this evening for El Paso to attend the funeral. Funeral Sunday The funeral services will be held at the Trinity Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be in charge of Rev. W. F. Packard, of that church. The funeral arrangements are in charge of McBean, Simmons & Hartford. The active pallbearers will be: J. M. Wyatt, G. P. Putnam, J. S. Lanier, Charles Davis, J. F. Primm and Capt. W. D. Greet. The honorary pallbearers will be: J. H. Smith, W. D. Mayfield, Charles Ederle, H. W. Broaddus and William Harrell and T. M. Wingo. The Elks will attend the services, as Mr. Hall was a veteran member of the El Paso lodge No. 187. The burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.             Flags were flown at half mast over the courthouse and city hall Friday out of respect to the death of Mr. Hall, and the courts adjourned this afternoon.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas November 19, 1915 submitted by Dale Donolon
El Paso Mourns Over the Funeral Bier of Col. B. F. Hammett City Grieves for a Friend and All Public Offices Are Closed in Honor of the Deceased Civic flags are at half mast, citizens hearts are bowed in grief, for today is the funeral day of El Paso’s friend first, and ex-mayor second – Benjamin F. Hammett.            

By proclamation of the mayor business was suspended in public offices and many business houses were closed, as policemen and firemen escorted the long funeral cortege through the city streets. It was an hour of universal recognition.             Funeral services were conducted at Hotel D. R. Francis shortly after 3 oclock. Rev. Caspar S. Wright spoke the simple Methodist rites, without eulogy. The most prominent men of El Paso heard the words and bowed their heads in grief at the loss of the city builder, city friend.            

At the grave in Concordia cemetery, a delegation representing the fraternity if Elks conducted the ritual of their order, and the minister concluded with final prayers and the body was lowered into the grave.Two squads of police and a representation of the fire department escorted the funeral procession from the hotel residence of the family. The pallbearers were: A. P. Coles, Felix Martinez, Charles Stevens, Horace Broaddus, J. A. Escajeda, H. L. Applegate, P. F. Edwards and J. H. Nations. Police and Fire Escorts The police escort for the funeral was composed of G. E. Fletener, R. E. Parsons, C. H. Haynes, C. R, Tillman, J. F. Caplinger, W. N. Woods, E. E. Enlow, J. W. Staggs.  The escort from the fire department was composed of J. T. Sullivan, J. Collins, H. Bargeman, G. Cook, W. Duprez, B. LeGros. Ike Alderete, district clerk, said that he earned his first money while in the employ of the Campbell real estate company, of which B. F. Hammett was president and therefore closed his office from 2:30 to 4 oclock today. Negroes Grieve  From the negroes of El Paso comes glowing tribute to the ex-mayor. The pastors and congregations of the African Methodist and Baptist churches of the city have issued resolutions reciting that, “As mayor of the city, as a citizen, and as a Christian, he has been our friend and benefactor,” and extending condolences to the family. El Paso Herald  El Paso, Texas  February 21, 1910  submitted by Dale Donolon

 Mrs. Fern Schooler Harding of Hermiston, Ore., widow of the late Lee R. Harding and mother of Russell.Harding of El Paso, died Saturday in Bend, Ore. She was 77. Funeral services will be held Friday in Rocky Ford, Colo., under the direction of the Ustick Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rocky Ford.
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Dallas Relatives Attend Funeral of Mrs. Mary Hart   The funeral of Mrs. Mary P. Hart, aged 28 years, late wife of LeRoy Hart, record clerk at the Purity Baking company, who died Friday morning at her home, 609 North Estrella street, was held at 3:30 Saturday afternoon from the Peak undertaking chapel and interment was in Evergreen Catholic cemetery.             The Harts formerly resided in Dallas, coming to El Paso about three years ago. Thursday, the only child, an infant, died and was buried on Friday morning.             Besides her husband, Mrs. Hart leaves her mother, Mrs. J. D. Ways, of Dallas; three sisters, Misses Elinor and Elizabeth Ways, who lived with her at the Estrella street home; Miss Edith Ways, and one brother, Arhtur Ways, the latter two residing with the mother at Dallas. The brother and sister from Dallas were in attendance at the funeral.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas October 26, 1918

H. H. Hawley, 18 years of age, battery B, 4th field artillery, died at the base hospital Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The body is in the care of the Peak company awaiting advice from his relatives.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1917 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

C. B. Henze, Jr., Agent of Texas Company, Expires   Funeral services for the late C. B. Henze, Jr., aged 24, who died of influenza at his residence, 1607 Stevens street, Friday afternoon, will be conducted this afternoon at 4 oclock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. A short service will be held a the grave.             Mr. Henze had for several months occupied the position of city agent for the Texas company. He is survived by his wife and year old daughter and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Henze, Sr., of Lordsburg, N. M. McBean, Simmons and Hartford has charge of the funeral.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 12, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Frank Ernest Holmes of 3700 Memphis avenue died today in a hospital. He was 84. Mr. Holmes had lived in El Paso 45 years. He is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Ida Scarborough Holmes, a son, Frank 0. daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bowden, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of El Paso. Funeral arrangements are pending with Kaster and Maxon EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, April 17, 1961-

Sergt. Holmes Buried   The funeral of Sergt. Lewis Holmes, negro teamster of the Fort Bliss quartermaster’s department, who died as a result of a shot in the abdomen, Dec. 16, his wife being held in connection with the case, was held Sunday afternoon, negro Masons and Odd Fellows officiating and burial in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 25, 1916

Hord’s Body to Be Buried Here Well Known County Officer Succumbs to Pneumonia After Week’s Fight   Funeral services for the late William J. Hord, well known city and county officer, who died about two o’clock Friday afternoon at his home, 3510 Hueco street, will be held at the residence this afternoon at five oclock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. The pallbearers designated are W. L. Amonett, J. B. Reeder, Allan McCormick, Frank N. Scott, W. C. McCormick, of El Paso, and Thomas Love, of Sierra Blanca.             Mr. Horde died of pneumonia and had been very sick for the past week, having contracted a cold while operating the Thorne drug store at Dyer and Nations avenues in Grandview, which he recently purchased. His brother, Clarence, was here from Alpine, Tex., Sunday, but left after assurance that the patient was improving. Decedent’s wife was with him at the end. Well Known Pioneer Mr. Hord was one the best known pioneers of West Texas and El Paso. Seventeen years ago he came here from Alpine, Tex. Mayor Tom Lea, in May, 1915, appointed him fire marshal. Later he was appointed deputy sheriff under sheriff Seth B. Orndorff. He served later in the capacity of county health officer until the abolishment of that position several weeks ago. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Wife’s Relatives Arrive He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Grace Marston, of this city; two brothers, Elan Hord, of Sanderson, Tex., and Clarence Hord, of Alpine.             Mrs. Chas. Marston, mother of Mrs. Hord, was expected to arrive here from Clifton, Ariz., Saturday afternoon in company with Miss Ruth Marston, sister of Mrs. Hord.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 12, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Frank Houston, a negro porter, 30 years of age, died at his home, 380 South Santa Fe street, Friday morning at 6 o’clock. He came to El Paso from Galveston, Texas, 13 years ago. The funeral will be held from his late residence, Saturday afternoon at 3:30, and interment will be in Concordia cemetery.

El Paso Herald  El Paso, Texas May 2, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Huffaker, mother of Dr. D. Hunter Huffaker, died at the home of her son, 503 East Rio Grande street, Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. Wesley Webdell, were held in the chapel at 708 North Stanton street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.             Mrs. Huffaker, nee Hunter, was a native of Westport, now a part of the city of Kansas City, Mo., where she was born 76 years ago. There she married C. C. Huffaker, first principal of the first public school established in Westport and he died in 1872. She came to El Paso 16 years ago.             Surviving her are two sons, Dr. Huffaker, of El Paso, and J. M. Huffaker, of Kansas City, Mo., and one brother, T. H. Hunter, of Kansas City.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913

Funeral services for Benjamin Hull, who died in Mexico last December were held this afternoon, Rev. E. L. Millican officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. Members of the railway orders of which he was a member attended the services.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 8, 1910

Dr. Husk’s Body To Arrive Tonight   Funeral services for Dr. Carlos Husk, who died at Laredo, Texas, from typhus fever, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 oclock from the chapel of McBean, Simmons & Hartford, on North Stanton street.             Dr. Husk’s body will be brought here this evening from Laredo on the G. H. train arriving at 5:30 a.m. and will be met at the union station by a delegation from the Medical society, the Masons, from the American Smelting and Refining company and the American refugees from Mexico. The Masons will have charge of the funeral.             The body will be accompanied here by Mrs. Husk, who was with her husband until his death; by Dr. H. E. Stevenson, who went from here to care for Dr. Husk, and a representative of the Mt. Sinai hospital, of New York.     

The funeral services of W. T. Hutchinson, who died on Tuesday of last week, were held Monday afternoon at the undertaking parlors of Nagley & Kaster. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery, a military escort from Fort Bliss being in attendance. Hutchinson, who had lived in El Paso several years, was a United States pensioner, having seen service in the Philippines. He had been in poor health for a number of years. He is said to have been 32 years of age. Nothing is known of Hutchinson's relatives, and pending their location, Mrs. Emma Chaffee is acting as administrator of his estate. Funeral services Monday were conducted by Rev. R. T. Hanks of the Baptist church, of which Hutchinson was a member.   El Paso Herald  September 26, 1910 submitted by KTorp

Ralph s. Hughes, 39 years old, died Sunday in an El Paso hospital. He is survived by a widow and one son. Funeral arrangements await word from his mother at Detroit, Mich.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 12, 1910

Funeral Services for Dr. Carlos Husk Held   Funeral services of Dr. Carlos Husk, who died Tuesday morning at Laredo, Texas, of typhus fever, were held this afternoon at 2 oclock at the undertaking chapel of McBean, Simmons and Hartford, under the auspices of the local Masonic lodge and the El Paso Medical society. The body was brought to El Paso from Laredo early Thursday morning. The active pall bearers, all member of the Masonic lodge, were as follows: Doctors James Vance, E. R. Carpenter, W. R. Jameson, H. E. Stevenson, Wm. Greave, and H. V. Jackson. The honorary pall bearers, who are members of the American Smelting and Refining company of Chihuahua are: Messrs. W. M. Drury, R. F. Monahan, C. Ryan, R. Starr, M. F. Harrison and R. C. Defoureu. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery. Dr. Husk contracted typhus while in Mexico with the Mt. Sinai expedition to study typhus in the infected districts.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 24, 1916 submitted by Dale Donolon

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CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. JACK, one of the pioneer cattle men of New Mexico and at one time owner of the famous “Oak Grove” cattle ranch in Grant County, died Saturday, February 19, 1916, following an operation in a hospital at El Paso, Texas.  Captain Jack was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born at Pittsburgh April 7, 1854.  He was the son of William and Caroline (Howard) Jack.  Captain Jack received his education in the public schools of Holidaysburg of his native State and began his career as an employee of the Merchants’ and Manufacturers’ National Bank of Pittsburg in 1871, continuing with that financial institution for eight years, when he removed to New Mexico and located in Colfax County, where in 1879 he engaged in the business of stock raising.  In 1891 he removed to Grant County and at one time was one of the largest cattle raisers in the State.  At the time of his death he was owner of ranches in Colfax and Union counties and was president of the Crowfoot Cattle Company.  He was married in 1895 to Jessie J. Posey, who survives him.             With the organization of the New Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board in 1892 Captain Jack was elected its first president, an office which he filled for eight years, thereafter continuing a member of the board until the time of his death.  In the days of Colonel La Rue and Captain A. G. Austen, respectively secretaries of this most important of all New Mexico’s official industrial organizations, Captain Jack’s wide experience and influence were always witnessed in the many legislative enactments during the period of his connection with the board.  While never a member of the legislature, along with James F. Hinkle, W. C. McDonald, Nick Chaffin, and other prominent cattle raisers in the old Territorial days, Captain Jack’s personality was always of great weight in both branches of the legislature in securing the passage of laws for the benefits of the cattle men.             Socially, there was no more companionable spirit in the Southwest than “Bill” Jack.  His friends were legion and no meeting of cattle men of consequence throughout the country was considered complete if not attended by the president of the New Mexico Board. Captain Jack was a charter member of Silver City Lodge B. P. O. E. and a Mason and was always identified with every movement tending to the betterment and improvement of the community in which he lived.  At the time of his death he was a resident of Folsom, Union County, New Mexico.              At a meeting of the Cattle Sanitary Board held in Albuquerque on the eighth day of March 1916, the following resolutions were passed:             “Whereas, it has pleased an all-wise Providence to call from our midst by death, William H. Jack, for a great many years identified with the live stock industry of our State, and also for many years an active member of this board, and             “Whereas, during his long service as a member of this body, his time and labors were given painstakingly, unselfishly, and without stint to the service of the cattle industry and the State: and             “Whereas, there exists among the members of this body a strong feeling of the loss suffered through the death of our associate; now therefore be it             “Resolved, That the New Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board, in session assembled, expresses, insofar as words may do so, our sorrow at the death of William H. Jack, appreciation of his services to this organization, to the live stock industry, and to his State; and be it further             “Resolve, that a copy of this statement be spread upon the records of the New Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board, that a copy be handed to the widow of William H. Jack, and that the New Mexico newspapers be asked to publish these resolutions.                                                                         (Signed)  “John H. Hicks.                                                                                         “Harry A. Martin.”      Source: Old Santa Fe, April 1916, Vol. III No. 10, pages 180-182; transcribed by Richard Ramos  

 Marshal  F. Jackson, 79, 719] Aiameda, passed away July 15, 1972 in a local hospital. Resident of El Paso 15 years, veteran of WWI. He had no known survivors. Graveside services will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday, Ft. BIiss National cemetery, Chaplain (CPT) Calvin Kunz officiating. Military honors will be accorded. Directed by Martin. EL PASO HERALD-POST, Monday, July 24,1972

Mrs. Jernberg, Wife of Captain Dies; El Pasoan  Mrs. Arthur R. Jernberg, wife of Capt. A. R. Jernberg, who is stationed at some army camp in the east, died of pneumonia at her home, 2307 Federal street, Thursday night. Mrs. Jernberg, who was formerly Miss Verne Link, is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. M. Link, and two sisters, Mrs. Perry Jacobs, of El Paso, and Mrs. O. R. Mason, of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements were pending communication with Capt. Jernberg, Friday morning, and the remains were at the parlors of McBean, Simmons & Hartford. El Paso Herald  El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon


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Sylvian Kayser Is Found Dead Coroner Renders A Verdict of Suicide and Says A Note Was Left by Deceased Sylvian J. Kayser, known as “Toots,” brother of cashier Edgar Kayser, of the First National bank was found dead at 206 Texas street Wednesday afternoon. He had been missing since Monday and a search has been in progress for him since that time. Kayser was employed at the James A. Dick company and was born and reared in El Paso. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. Kayser, live in El Paso. Coroner E. B. McClintock made an examination of the body after it was found Wednesday afternoon. He pronounced it a suicide and said that a bottle of morphine was found in the room and that the deceased left a letter addressed to the public, the contents of which were not given out. Kayser is said to have rented the room Monday evening and nothing had been seen or heard of him since. A search was made for him in Juarez and in El Paso by the police and private detectives but no trace of him was found until his body was discovered in the rooming house. He was a graduate of the El Paso High school and was a few years ago a carrier boy for the El Paso Herald.El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 25, 1912 submitted by Dale Donolon

The funeral service of W. R. E. Keen, who died Sunday, will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the chapel at 708 North Stanton street. Interment will be in Concordia cemetery. The Kadosh funeral service will not be used, but the Blue Lodge of Masons will have charge of the funeral and the interment will be in the Masonic plot.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas September 25, 1912 submitted by Dale Donolon

Dr. Keltner Is Another Victim of Pneumonia Practitioner Here 10 Years, Succumbs; Funeral On Monday Afternoon   Dr. J. E. Keltner, who had been practicing medicine here for about ten years, died of pneumonia Friday about noon at Rolston hospital, having contracted the disease while attending patients during the epidemic of influenza here. His residence was 2865 Bliss street.             Dr. Keltner was 46 years of age, graduate of the Northwestern Medical college. Much of his time was devoted to clinic work. He was a member of the Elks and the University club.             Surviving are his wife; two children, Alfred, aged four, and Ardath, aged two; his mother, Mrs. T. J. Keltner; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Parrish and Mrs. Hansan, and a brother, W. E. Keltner, of San Jose, Calif.             The funeral will be on Monday afternoon at 2 oclock. A short service will be held at the grave in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. Henry Van Valkenberg, First Methodist church, will officiate.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 12, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Infant Bessie Kull   The funeral of Bessie Ellen Kull, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Kull, 2427 San Diego street, who died Wednesday morning, was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the chapel of the J. J. Kaster company. Interment was in Concordia cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas May 10, 1917

Brother of Mrs. Kroeger Dies Sunday; From Phoenix   Edward Kennedy, aged 30 years, died Sunday night at 10 o’clock at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Kennedy was a brother-in-law to Otto P. Kroeger and up to the time of his sickness was a timekeeper of the Kroeger Construction company.             He is survived by his father, E. O. Kennedy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters and two brothers. The brothers are: James and Bailey Kennedy of El Paso; while the sisters are: Mrs. Otto P. Kroeger of El Paso, Mrs. Darby Day of Chicago, Mrs. E. R. Ferguson of Cincinnati; and Mrs. Howard Coats of Chicago.             The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of Nagley & Kaster, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas December 6, 1915

Charles K. Knight, aged 19 years, a recruit in the 82nd field artillery, died Saturday at the base hospital after a short illness. Nothing is known here of his relatives. The funeral was held at Fort Bliss Monday morning, interment being made in Fort Bliss cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas April 16, 1918 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Corporal Xavier T. Kuss Xavier T. Kuss, negro corporal in troop B, 10th cavalry, 19 years of age, died in the base hospital, Ft. Bliss, Saturday morning of pneumonia. He was from Tennessee.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas February 3, 1917

 
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Miss Mary Eudora Lamkin died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Lamkin, 403 Montana street, yesterday. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the First Baptist church, Magoffin avenue, under the direction of Rev. Robert Bruce Smith. Miss Lamkin was well known in educational and musical circles in El Paso, and had made many friends in El Paso, and had made many friends during her four years residence here. She was 26 years of age. S. B. Lamkin, of Dawson, N. M., a brother, arrived to attend the funeral services.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas March 8, 1910

T. W. Lanier Dies In Dallas   Prominent West Texas Cattleman Succumbs to a Lingering Illness   T. W. Lanier, well known El Paso and west Texas cattlemen, died at the Baptist hospital in Dallas Wednesday at noon after an illness which had extended over a period of many months. Mr. Lanier had not been in good health since last July, and had not been taking treatments at various springs for relief from his trouble, which was of a chronic nature. His health did not improve and he went to Dallas, where he entered the Baptist sanitarium for a special course of treatment. His condition grew worse and his death was announced in a telegram to Dr. B. M. Worsham, a lifelong friend of the Lanier family.T. W. Lanier was the senior member of the Lanier Bros. company, which controlled large ranch acreage in the Sierra Blanca and Big Springs country. A native of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins county, Texas, he had been identified with the cattle business of western Texas for the past 25 years. He had always been closely affiliated with his brother, J. S. Lanier. Their association in business was no less close than their personal affection, and a friend of the family said Thursday that this was probably the first time that the two devoted brothers had been separated since they were boys and played together on the old Lanier home ranch in Hopkins county.Retires From Business Two years and a half ago, T. W. Lanier decided to retire form the active work of ranch supervision and come to El Paso, where he could give his family the advantages of a city life. Not to be separated from his brother, he invited him to remove to El Paso and make his home with the Lanier family, as he was unmarried. The two brothers shared everything, even their home, and when T. W. Lanier decided to purchase an automobile, J. S. Lanier insisted upon having an interest in it, although each was wealthy enough to own a stable of cars.            

 Little Daughter Dies Another sad feature of the death of the west Texas cattleman was the death of his 14 months old daughter, Addie Lee, only two months ago. She died in Dallas, but the body was brought here for burial. Mr. Lanier being too ill to attend the services.  Mr. Lanier was 51 years old on June 26, and leaves a wife, two brothers, J. S. and William Lanier, the latter living in Sulphur Springs. The body will be brought here Friday morning on the Texas & Pacific train and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Lanier was a member of the El Paso Masonic lodge, a Knight Templar and a Shriner. The Masons will have charge of the funeral service, which will be held at the family residence on Montana street.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas July 10, 1913

Laura Latta’s Funeral   Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Latta will reach El Paso Thursday evening from Chicago, with the body of their little daughter, Laura, who died in Chicago Monday night, and the funeral will be held from the family residence, 716 West Boulevard, Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral will be private.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913

W. B. Latta Dies, Here 26 Years One of First News Telegraphers; Became Prominent Realty Owner   Hundreds of El Pasoans Monday morning attended the funeral services for William Braden Latta, pioneer El  Pasoan and prominent real estate owner, who died Sunday morning at his residence, 901 West Boulevard, following an illness that had confined him to his home for several months, except at intervals. The services were held at 11 o’clock at the residence, Rev. Charles L. Overstreet, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery.  Mr. Latta first came to El Paso about 26 years ago and up to 1899 was employed as an operator by the Western Union Telegraph Co. taking news dispatches for the local newspapers. About two years later he engaged in the real estate business with John A. Happer, under the firm name of Latta and Happer, in which he took an active interest for more than ten years. He was prominently identified with all enterprises boosting El Paso, and was known as one of the leading real estate men of the southwest. He was 53 years of age.   Survived By Widow and Son   In 1901 Mr. Latta was married to Miss Pansy L. Loomis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Loomis, prominent residents of El Paso. Berf Loomis and Ralph Loomis, brother-in-law of the decedent reside in El Paso.Mr. Latta is survived by his widow, and one son, William Braden Latta, Jr., aged two years; his mother, Mrs. Mary S. Latta, and two brothers, J. O. and S. C. Latta, reside in Memphis, Tenn. Two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Edwards and Mrs. F. J. Maple, live in Nashville, Tenn., and Excelsior Springs, Mo., respectively. Mr. Latta was a nephew of T. A. Falvey of this city.  Realty Men Close Offices   Out of respect to Mr. Latta, the El Paso real estate board, of which he was a member, enacted a resolution Monday morning closing all real estate offices in the city between the hours of 10 and 11 o’clock.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas February 26, 1917

 

Funeral services for the late Mrs. W. W. Littlejohn, who died from influenza Thursday afternoon at her home, 2023 Montana street, were held at 5 oclock Friday afternoon at Evergreen cemetery. El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 submitted by Dale Donolon

Shoemaker Dies   Agustin Lopez, a shoemaker at 1114 Seventh street, died Sunday morning. He was 65 years old and the funeral was held Monday morning from the parlors of Nagley & Kaster, with interment in Concordia Catholic cemetery.   El Paso Herald Home Edition El Paso, Texas December 20, 1915 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 


Francisco N. Lopez of 137 Tolbin Place died in a Juarez hospital Saturday. He was 73.  He is survived by his widow Mrs. Margarita Lopez of Juarez, three sons, Victoriano. Raul and Alfonso Lopez of Los Angeles, four.daughters, Mrs. Elva Venegas, Mrs. Refugio Lopez and Miss Rosenda Lopez of Juarez and |Mrs. Francisca Jasso of Los Angeles, a brother, Victoriano Lopez of San Bernardino, Calif., a sister Juana Salgado of El Paso and 24 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were pending with Memorial Chapel Monday, April 17, 1961-El Paso Herald

 Clifford Lowry, 41 years old, a liquor gager in the employ of the government, died Sunday at a local hospital. He had been in El Paso but five days, having come here from Peoria, Ill., for the benefit of his health. After coming here he resided at 405 Prospect avenue until Sunday when he was removed to the hospital where he died an hour after his arrival.El Paso Herald  El Paso, Texas  February 21, 1910 submitted by Dale Donolon

Francisco Lozano, a Mexican, aged 82 years, died at his home, 307 South Kansas street, Friday morning at 6 o’clock. He had resided in El Paso for the past 10 years and conducted at small grocery store in the southern part of the city. The funeral will be held from the Sacred Heart church on South Oregon street, Saturday morning at 8 o’clock and interment will be made in Concordia Catholic cemetery. El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 2, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Mrs. Jesus de Luna, wife of Jose A. Luna, died at the local hospital Thursday morning at 7:30 at the age of 56 years. She came here two weeks ago from Douglas, Ariz., for medical treatment. Surviving her are her husband and five children, Miss Josefa Luna, of Miami, Ariz., Jose S. Luna, of El Paso, Mrs. Rosa Howe, Douglas, Ariz., Mrs. Maria Miramon, Jerome, Ariz., Jesus J. Luna, Douglas, Ariz., Frank Luna, Douglas, Ariz., Miss Adela Luna, Douglas, Ariz., Mrs. Angelita Endlich, Nacozari, Mexico. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but interment will be made in El Paso.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas July 10, 1913 (transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Charles W. Lurtey, 56 years of age, died at his home on Savannah street, in Highland Park, at 12:35 Wednesday morning. He was a gunsmith by trade and had been employed by C. D. Freeman. A widow survives him. He came to El Paso six years ago from Kentucky, where he leaves two sons. He was a 32d degree Mason and a Shriner. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will be in charge of the Masons.   El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas May 14, 1913

 



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