Harris County, Texas

DEATH NOTICES AND OBITUARIES


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ANDERSON, Mrs. ELEANOR D.
Mrs. Anderson Services Held
Funeral services were held in Hondo Saturday, November 29, 1952, at the Horger Funeral Home for Mrs. Eleanor D. Anderson, who died in Houston, Nov. 27 at the age of 82.
     A sister of Mrs. J.W. Crow of Hondo, Mrs. Anderson was born March 30, 1872 at San Marcos. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Getter, she moved to Hondo in her early childhood with her parents.
     She was united in marriage with William N. Anderson on February 8, 1893, and they moved to Houston in 1902. She united with the Hondo Methodist church at the age of sixteen.
     Surviving her are two sons, James R. and William G. Anderson of Houston, and three daughters, Mrs. W.S. Moore, Mrs. F.R. Watson of Houston and Mrs. L.E. Burleson of California. She leaves 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
     Service were conducted in Houston before the body was brought to Hondo. Five grandsons and one nephew served as pallbearers. The five were F.R. Watson Jr., Roy Watson, Jimmie Hale, Homer Anderson and Steve Moore, while Ben Crow was the nephew who was included.
     Rev. L.A. McDaniel conducted the services in Hondo, and burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.  [From the James & Doris Menke Collection, Medina County, TX Family Files on file at the San Antonio Public Library - submitted by D. Ridder, CA]

LOEWENSTEIN, JOSEPH
Houston Tobacco Merchant Pioneer Resident, Is Dead
Sept. 18 -- Joseph Loewenstein, 73, tobacco merchant and a resident of Houston for 33 years, died here Saturday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Theodore D. Meyer. [Source: Abilene Reporter News, September 19, 1926, transcribed by Amanda Jowers]

STEELE, Major A. L.
The death of Major A.L. Steele, an old Houstonian, occurred yesterday forenoon at the home of Mrs. Shephard. Major Steele has been an invalid for some time, having suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago while on a visit to Fort Davis. [Sept 26, 1900 -- submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

KELLAR, JAKE
The death of Jake Kellar, one of Houston s prominent business men, occurred Tuesday at 12:30 o clock at his late residence,, 1618 Rusk avenue, at the age of 57 years. Besides his business relations Mr. Kellar was identified with many of the social and charitable organizations of the city. He is survived by a widow and four children, Jules, Isadore, Max and Corinne. The funeral services were held from the residence at 3:30 Wednesday under the auspices of Holland Lodge No. 1. Rabbi Barnstein officiating. The pall bearers were: Honorary W. Y. Barr, J. G. Ashford, Thomas Waties, M. L. Womack, Max Taub, C. H. Kuhlmann, H. P. Keller, P. H. Hackney, B. A. Isaacs, J. T. Scott, E. Aydam, J. W. Ingold, Jonas Altmont, W. Ed Alexander, Judge W. P. Hamblen, W. D. Cleveland, Jr., J. S. Rice and C. S. Reichman; active, John Bute, W. W. Thomas, W. L. Lane, James M. West, H. A. Halverton, Isadore Morris, H. F. Cohen, Sidney Myers.
(Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, January 13, 1910)

WOLF, NATHAN
The death of Nathan Wolf at the age of 65, an old and esteemed resident of Houston was a sad blow to his family and friends.
    Mr. Wolf came to America when a young man. He settled first in New Orleans but later came to Houston, where he has resided for the past thirty-five years. He has for many years been engaged in the mercantile business and lately organized the Wolf Shoe Store. He was a member of congregation Beth Israel and Lone Star lodge No. 210, I. O. F. F.
     He is survived by his widow, a daughter of the late Jacob Levy; and five sons, Charles S. Maurice Jonas, Harry and Jules Wolf, and a sister, Mrs. Suskind, of Brooklyn.
     Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence. Rabbi Barnstein officiated and interment was made in Beth Israel cemetery.
     The pallbearers were Honorary - Isadore Hirsch, Dr. J. Burgheim, I. Louis, E. Raphael, Jules Hirsch, Jake Kahn, Henry J. Dannenbaum, John R. Moore, Isaac S. Fox and Joseph Simon. Active -  J. L. Souza, Jonas Alltmont, Max Davidson, Theo. Huck, J. M. Gerson, Louis Rosenwald. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, January 13, 1910)

HART, Mr. C. H.
C. H. Hart, aged 56 years, died very suddenly at the family residence, 1611 Dallas, Saturday at 1:15 o'clock. He is survived by a widow, a son, Hyman, and a daughter, Mrs. J. Ley of New York. The funeral took place Sunday, Dr. Barnstein officiating. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, November 25, 1909)

MEDOWS, HENRY
Henry Medows, 19 years of age, a healthseeker, died at 1005 Arizona street, Sunday night at 9 o clock, after being ill for the past year. He had been in El Paso for three months. His body was sent to Houston, Tex., this afternoon for interment in that city, his former home. His father, W. T. Medows, came to El Paso Friday afternoon and will take the body to Houston. (Source: El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, July 16, 1917)

WEINBERG, Mrs. EMMA
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Emma Weinberg, aged 47 years, whose death occurred at 7:40 o clock Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o clock at the residence, 2615 Harrisburg road, with interment in Adath Yeshurun cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband, Albert Weinberg; six sons, Max, Will, Edward, Alvin, Jesse and Berthold, and one daughter, Bertha. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, August 11, 1910)

PHILEPOWSKI, G.
Wednesday at 1:30 a. m. Mr. G. Philepowski died. Mr. Philepowski was born in Luwalk, Russia, and at the time of his death was 61 years of age. He formerly lives in Waco, Texas, but for the past several years has resided in Houston.
    Death occurred at his residence, 1905 Preston. He leaves a wife and four children, who with immediate friends mourn his demise.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, Rabbi Willner officiating. Interment at Adath Yeshuhum Cemetery. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, June 10, 1909)

LEE, ODELL
The body of Odell Lee, negress, who died Friday morning at her home, 510 South Ochoa street, was shipped, Friday, to relatives in Houston, Tex. (Source: El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, October 12, 1918)

PRIDGEON, Mrs. LILLIE
Mrs. Lillie Pridgeon, aged 28 years, wife of J. C Pridgeon of the Houston and Texas Central railroad shops in this city, died at her home, No. 1913 Washington avenue, yesterday morning at 7 o clock. Mrs. Pridgeon was the daughter of Police Officer W. C. Andrus and wife. In addition to her husband and parents the deceased leaves two sisters, Mrs. S. D. Forman and Miss Mabel Andrus, and three brothers, Calvert, Willie and Charles Andrus, to mourn her death. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The remains will be taken from the residence to the Tabernacle Baptist church, where Rev. E. Ammons will officiate at the funeral services. The interment will be at Magnolia cemetery (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

HARRAL, Mr. WHITFIELD
Mr. Whitfield Harral's Funeral
At that is mortal of the late Mr. Whitfield Harral will be laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery this morning. The funeral services will be held at the residence, No. 2102 San Jacinto street, at 10 a.m. The active pall bearers chosen are Messrs. W. W. Thomas, A. L. Abrahams, Captain E. P. Bujac, J. D. Bone, Ingham S. Roberts, John H. Ruby, Frank Moore and Dr. E. M. Armstrong. The honorary pall bearers are Captain Pat Christian, Dr. J. M. Boyles, Messrs. T. W. Archer, F. M. Poland, O. L. Chchran and Presley K. Ewing. Rev. O. F. Hotchkiss, presiding elder of the Houston district of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, will officiate at the funeral services. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

WALP, Mr. JOHN F.
Mr. John F. Walp, aged 54 years, died at St. Joseph's infirmary yesterday afternoon at 3 o clock. The body was taken in charge by Mr. Sid Westheimer and prepared for burial. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from Westheimer's parlors and the interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Walp had no family, but has been a resident of Houston for many years. The cause of his death was hiccoughing with which he was seized and it could not be checked. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

SCHULTZ, MRS. LENA
The Funeral of Mrs. Lena Schultz
The funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. G. C. Schultz will be held at the residence, corner Shearn and Taylor streets, this afternoon at 3 o clock. Rev. R. S. Stuart will conduct the services. The interment will be at the German cemetery. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

HELLMANN, MRS. MARY
Funeral Of Mrs. Mary Hellmann
Houston, Tex. July 14 Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Mary Hellmann, whose death occured on Monday evening at 5:45 o'clock, were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the late residence No 1416 Dallas Avenue, with interment in Glenwood Cemetery beside the remains of her husband, Frederick William Hellmann. Rev. Peter Gray Sears of Christ Church officiated.
    The active pallbears were John Dittman, Walker Ellis, E.R. Spotts, Sterling Myer, Harvey T. D. Wilson and Walter Schmidt.
    Those who were selected to act as honorary pallbearers were Felix Foureade, J.E. McAslian, Presley K. Ewing, H.A. Neuman, W.D. Cleveland, J.S. Rice, Henry S. Fox, S. F. Carter, Ed H. Bailey, Norman G. Kittrell Sr., and Dr. O.F. Gambath.
    Deceased was 72 years 8 months and 9 days old at the time of her death. She was a resident of this city all but two years of her life.
    The rooms of the Business League were closed during the hours of the funeral as a tribute of respect to President F.A. Hellmann. (Source: Galveston Daily News 1909-07-15, Submitted by B. Z.)
 
WINKLER, CARRIE
Houston Tex. July 14 Miss Carrie Winkler died at the family residence, 1404 McKinney Avenue, at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Deceased was 26 years of age. the funeral will take place at Hollywood Cemetery tomorrow at 4 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Crum officiating. (Source: Galveston Daily News 1909-07-15, Submitted by B. Z.)

CAYWOOD, MATTIE
Houston Tex. July 14 - Mrs. Mattie Caywood, 35 years old, died at 2:40 o'clock this afternoon at the family residence, 1140 Allston Street, Houston heights. Deceased was the wife of Byron M. Caywood, who together with three children survive her. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 6 o'clock at Hollywood Cemetery, Rev. Mr. Whitfield to officiate. (Source: Galveston Daily News 1909-07-15, Submitted by B. Z.}

ZIELSDORF, CHARLES
Houston Tex., July 14 - Funeral services over the body of Charles Zielsdorf, whose death occured Tuesday morning while being carried to the Houston Infirmary in an ambulance, were held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Wright & Co., with interment in Hollywood Cemetery. The funeral was held under the suspices of the local Brewer's Union, of which organization deceased was a member. Deceased was an employee of the American Brewery and was taken suddenly ill Tuesday morning, necessitating a removal to the infirmary. death occured on the way, and Justice of the Peace McDonald held an inquest, rendering the verdict of death was due to natural causes. (Source: Galveston Daily News 1909-07-15, Submitted by B. Z.)

PLOEGER, FRANK
Houston, Tex., July 14 - The death fo Frank Ploeger, aged 32 years, occured in a private sanitarium in this city at 11:15 o'clock today. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ploeger of Seguin. Besides his father and mother he is survived by four sisters and two brothers, one of the brothers now occupying the position of bookkeeper with the firm of W.F. Hellmann & Co of this city.
     Mr. Ploeger was a mail carrier in the United States civil service in the Houston post office, having resided at 1011 Lamar Avenue for some time oast. He is said to have contracted typhoid fever some weeks ago, and that disease together with heart trouble which developed during his illness, caused his death. The body was taken in charge by C.J. Wright & Co. for preparation from shipment over the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio railroad Wednesday night to Seguin, the former home of the deceased, for interment. Funeral services are announced to take place at 8 o'clock this evening at the first german Methodist Church, corner of Mckinney Avenue and Milam Street. After the services friends of deceased will accompany the body from the undertaking parlors to the Grand Central Depot. (Source: Galveston Daily News 1909-07-15, Submitted by B. Z.)

LYONS, HENRY
EMERY, EDWIN
LOEB, MATTIE

Three Killed By An Explosion
Houston, Texas, June 30 - The explosion of a boiler in the offices of the Evening Age at 2:44 yesterday afternoon killed three persons and severely wounded another. The dead are Henry Lyons, engraver; Edwin Emery, telegraph operator; Miss Mattie Loeb, stenographer. (Source: The Langston City Herald, Langston City, O. T., July 11, 1896, Submitted by D. Donlon}

DARNELL, J. C.
Mrs. S. C. Cook of 1002 Oswego received news Monday morning of the death of her brother, Dr. J. C. Darnell, of Katy, Texas. Dr. Darnell died at his home in Katy, March 19, following an illness of several years. He was a graduate of the American Medical college, St. Louis, Mo., and gave 35 years of his life’s service to his profession. For 20 years he practiced in Kalama, Washington, and later for five years in Vancouver, Wash.
     On account of failing health he gave up his profession five years ago and invested in land in the oil district near Houston, Texas. He united with the Congregational church at Kalama many years ago. He was also a member of the A.F. & A.M. and the I.O.O.F. Dr. Darnell leaves many friends in and near Portland. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Cora Darnell; a son Paul, a daughter, Floy Darnell, of Katy; a daughter, Mrs. Louis Feary, of Tualitin, Ore.; four sisters, Mrs. S. C. Cook 1002 Oswego street, Mrs. Frank Holdman, Pendleton, Ore., formerly of St. Johns, a .T. Brewer of Fall Creek, Ore., and Mrs. Susan Darnell of Petaluma, Calif.; a brother, J. S. Darnell, residing at Kalama, Washington, and several nieces and nephews in this city. (Source: St. Johns Review, St. Johns, OR, Friday, March 26, 1920, Submitted by Jim Dezotell}

WALKER, ROLAND "Max"
Roland "Max" Walker, 68, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on February 18, 2006. Max is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn; daughters, Beth Walker, Linda Driggers and husband Michael; son, John Walker and wife Mona. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Karen and La Shaunda Walker, Michael and Matthew Hepp, Yvonne Vasquez, Monica, Christina, and Davita Menendez; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Marquez, Dee Anna Turan, and Anthony Duetinger; two sisters, Sara Meneley, Connie Walker and a host of other family and friends. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Calvary Hill Funeral Home and a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in the chapel of Calvary Hill. In lieu of the usual remembrances the family would like memorials to be made i n his honor to the Vitas Hospice, 4828 Loop Central Building 3 Suite 890, Houston, TX 77081 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, TX 77257-0127. [Source: Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas), Monday, February 20, 2006 Submitted by Jim Dezotell]

ROQUE, MICHAEL
Mr. Michael Roque's Funeral
The funeral of the late Mr. Michael Roque, who died at St. Joseph s infirmary on Wednesday, took place from the funeral parlors of Wall & Stabe yesterday morning at 10 o clock. The remains were laid to rest in the German cemetery. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

GARRETT, MAGGIE
Miss Maggie Garrett's Funeral
The remains of 8-year-old Miss Maggie Garrett were interred in the German cemetery yesterday morning. The funeral services were at the residence, No. 1706 Elder street, Rev. R. S. Stuart conducting them. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, November 1, 1901)

CARPENTER, MRS. ELLA E.
Mrs. Ella E. Carpenter Dies Thursday Afternoon
Mrs. Ella E. Carpenter, mother of Shaifer S. Carpenter, a printer employed in the typographical department of The Herald, died at her home, 2401 San Diego street, Highland Park addition, Thursday afternoon at 1:45 oclock, at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Peak undertaking company, and Rev. H. P. Bond, pastor of the Highland Park Methodist church.
      Mrs. Carpenter was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. P. Shaifer of Jackson, Miss., and the widow of E. W. Carpenter, who died there. She went to Fort Worth, Tex., with her son, Shaifer, in 1887, and they moved to El Paso in 1915.
      Besides her son here deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. H. Forrest, Galveston, Tex., and a brother, Carl H. Shaifer, Washington, D. C. (Source: The Houston Daily Post , Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

HALLEY, MRS. THOMAS
The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Halley, who died Wednesday morning, was held this afternoon from the chapel of the Peak undertaking company, at 2 o clock. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. A S. Harris officiated. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

DANIELS, J. W.
The funeral of J. W. Daniels, who died Tuesday afternoon, was held from the chapel of the J. J. Kaster company Thursday morning at 10:30 o clock. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

MULLIN, MRS. ELLA
Mrs. Ella Mullin, 59 years of age, died at the home of her son, J. F. Mullin, 3811 Montana street, Wednesday morning. The time of the funeral has not been set, awaiting word from relatives. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

ZKEIB, Private KAISER
Kaiser Zkeib, K troop, 12th cavalry, died at the base hospital Wednesday evening. The body is being held for advice from relatives. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

DAVIS, JOHN J.
The funeral of John J. Davis, who died at the base hospital, April 5, was held Thursday morning at 9 o clock at Fort Bliss. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

GIBBS, Miss LILLIAN
Funeral of Miss Lillian Gibbs Held This Afternoon
The funeral of Miss Lillian Gibbs, who died Tuesday afternoon, was held this afternoon from the chapel of the J. J. Kaster company, at 3:30 oclock. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. Perry I. Rice officiating. The pallbearers were L. E. Lockhart, Phinney Moore, Karl Zahn, R. S. Cocke, W. R. Walker and Walter Long. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

JENNER, SAMUEL
Samuel Jenner, Minnesota Man, Dies At Age Of 82
Samuel Jenner, 82 years of age, died at a local hospital Wednesday night at 11:45 o'clock. The funeral will be Friday morning from the chapel of the Peak Undertaking company at 10 oclock.
     Deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. M. W. Virt, 910 North El Paso street; Miss Viola Jenner, who makes her home with Mrs. Virt, and Miss Rosa Jenner, who lives in Iowa.
     Mr. Jenner formerly lived in Minnesota, having been in El Paso for the past six years. (Source: The Houston Daily Post, Mailable Edition, Houston, Texas, April 26, 1917)

LIPSTEDT, WINNIE M.
The funeral services of little Winnie M. Lipstedt, whose remains were sent here from Liberty, Texas, took place Tuesday afternoon from the residence of A. M. Levy, 1610 Clay avenue, Rabbi Wilner officiating. The burial was at Beth Israel cemetery. The child was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Lipstet. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, August 19, 1909)

SAM, S. L.
After an illness of over a year, S. L. Sam passed away Tuesday night at his residence, 205 Austin street. Mr. Sam was 59 years old and had lived in Houston forty years. Besides his wife, two sisters and a brother survive him. The funeral will take place Friday at 10 a. m., Dr. Barnstein officiating. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, October 08, 1909)

WADDELL, MRS. JENNIE KERR
Death of Mrs. Waddell
Mrs. Jennie Kerr Waddell, aged 49 years, wife of Mr. H. Waddell, one of Houston's well known merchants, died yesterday at her home, 1917 Preston avenue, whence her funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. W. H. Leavell officiating.
     The death of Mrs. Waddell is a sad blow to her family and friends.  She was a lady of a retiring disposition and lived chiefly to make happy her home and domestic surroundings, and how well she achieved this mission is best attested by the poignant grief with which her home circle is stricken, and to those whose hearts bleed most the sympathy of a host of friends goes out, adding that consolation - poor as it may seem - that is found in heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolence.
     At the funeral this afternoon the following citizens will act as pall bearers: Messrs. Jas. Bute, T. W. House, Wm. Christian, E. W. Taylor, W. N. Kidd, C. A. Scott, W. C. McLelland and Thos. Burns.
 The interment will be in Glenwood.  (The Houston Daily Post, Houston, Tex, Jan 2, 1900 - vm)

WEINBERG, SIMON
Simon Weinberg, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weinberg, died at 1 a. m. Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, after a lingering illness and was buried at 2:30 p.m. of the same day. Rabbi Wilner and Cantor Lieberman officiated at the funeral, which took place from the residence of the sorrowing parents. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, November 4, 1909)

MINTZ, LIBBY
Libby, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mintz, 2418 Rusk avenue, died Wednesday night at 11:15 o clock as a result of scalds received Wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock. The child was playing in the yard, tripped and fell backward into a pot of boiling water, inflicting terrible scalds upon her body and limbs. Dr. Howard was called immediately and alleviated the pain as much as possible, but the little girl died at 11:55 Wednesday night. The funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, Rabbi Willner officiating. Interment was made in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, April 5, 1911, transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

ROSENBERG, IDA
Ida, 14 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Rosenberg, died at No. 5 Artesian Place at 5 o clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held in the afternoon, interment being made at Adath Yeshurun cemetery and Rabbi Willner officiating. (Source: The Jewish Herald, Houston, Texas, April 5, 1911, transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

YOUNG, BESSIE
Women Is Shot and Killed.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 25. - Bessie Young, 22 years old, a negress, was shot and killed at her home in the Fifth Ward early Wednesday morning. Her husband Dan Young, is in the city jail pending the outcome of an investigation inaugurated by the police. Before she died the woman told the police that the shooting was accidental.
     This is also claimed by the husband. Death was caused by a load of buckshot, delivered from a double barrelled shotgun at close range. The woman refused to go to a hospital and died three hours after receiving the wound. (Source: Galveston Daily News, December 26, 1912, Submitted by B. Z.)

KUNHLEY, Mrs. H.
Spring, Tex., Dec 25 - Mrs. M. Kunhley died Dec. 24 at 2:30 p. m. and her remains were buried at 2 p.m. Dec. 25 She was 84 years 11 months and 26 days old. (Source: Galveston Daily News, December 26, 1912, Submitted by B. Z.)

HEMPSTEAD, W. J.
Man Was Formerly of Blessing - Odor of Escaping Gas Leads to Discovery.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 28. - W. J. Hempstead, 50 years old, formerly of Blessing, was found dead in his room at 420 La Branch street at noon Wednesday.
    He had been dead for several hours when found. A small gas jet over his bureau was wide open. Others roomers in the house were attracted to the man's room by the odor of escaping gas.
    Mr. Hempstead had been in Houston taking medical treatment for rheumatism, from which he had suffered for several years. Among his relatives, who will take the body to Blessing for interment, are Mrs. L. B. Parkins, Miss Wright and P. T Wright all of Blessing. Justice of the Peace J. H. Crooker held the inquest. (Source: Galveston Daily News - December 26, 1912,  Submitted by B. Z.)

NELTSOH, HENRY
Houston, Tex., Dec. 25.—The funeral of Henry Neltsoh, aged 57 years, who died Monday night at his home, 703 Waverly street, was held from the home at 3 o'clock Christmas afternoon. Rev. P. V. Dyck officiated. Interment took place In the German Cemetery. Local No 145 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, of which he was a member, conducted the funeral. He was also a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor. His widow and three sisters Mrs. T. Curley, Mrs E McDonald and Mrs. A. Jankes, all of Houston, survive. (Source: The Galveston Daily News Thursday Dec. 26, 1912, Submitted by B. Z.)

CULMORE, BEN
65, HOUSTON NEWSPAPER MAN SUCCUMBS
Houston. Tex., April 3  - Ben Culmore, 65, linotype operator for the Houston Post for many years and a friend of O. Henry when the noted about story writer was employed by the paper, died at his home tonight.
    Death came to the veteran newspaper man after he had been critically ill for almost a week, He had not been active in the newspaper business for several years because of a stroke of paralysis.
    He had, however, maintained a small cold drink stand in the Post building since he was stricken. (Source: Galveston Daily News Saturday April 4 1936, Submitted by B. Z.}

DAVIS, GEORGE
HOUSTON - George Edwin (Blackie) Davis, 48, a Galveston resident most of his life, died Friday in the Veterans' Hospital in Houston.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be in the Veterans' Cemetery in Houston.
    Mr. Davis was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Galveston. He had lived in Houston two years prior to his death.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. June Davis; three stepsons, Joe Sturrock Jr., Michael Sturrock and Randy Sturrock; a stepdaughter Mrs. Marilyn Sibley; and two grandchildren, all of Houston. (Source: The Galveston Daily News Saturday Nov 17 1973, Submitted by B. Z.)

HARRIS, Mrs. JULIA
HOUSTON - Mrs. Julia Daisy Harris, 73, of 7633 Belfort, Houston, and a Galveston native, died Thursday in Houston.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Park East, League City, with the Rev. M. R. Massey officiating. Entombment will be under direction of the Niday Funeral Home of Houston.
    Mrs. Harris was born Nov. 17. 1899, in Galveston.
    Survivors include a son, James Calvin Harris of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Paysse, Mrs. Eleanor Slocum and Mrs. Minnie Hoffman of Galveston and Mrs. Myrtle Lewis of California; and three grandchildren. (Source: The Galveston Daily News Saturday Nov 17 1973, Submitted by B. Z.}

MAYERS, CLARENCE
Rites were held this week for Clarence Mayers, 49, of 3962 3/4 S. Halldale, who died April 9th after 15 years resident. His wife, Eleanor, survives the native of Houston. Services from Angelus Funeral Home (Source: Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959 - Submitted by FOFG Brenda]

BURKE, JAMES Sr
Mr. James Burke, Sr., died in Houston on the 5th inst., aged 76. He was born in South Carolina in 1805 and in the spring of 1837 came to Texas and located at Houston and lived there most of his time till his death. He was the father of Geo. P. Burke, Esqr., of Brenham, and James Burke, Jr., clerk of the Harris county district court. (Source: Brenham Weekly Banner (Brenham, Tex.) Aug 12, 1880 Submitted by K. Torp)

MODOC, JIM
Jim Modoc, a Houston drayman, dropped off his dray Wednesday and died instantly from apoplexy. [Brenham weekly banner. (Brenham, Tex.) , March 12, 1891,Submitted by K. Torp]

BURNS, MAUDE E.
Mrs. Maude E. Burnes, of 2211 Freeman St. died Monday. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs Margaret B. O’Keefe, Bosier City, La, Mrs. Lucille Webb, Mrs. Ruth Henn, both of Houston; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Member of the Emanuel Temple Church. Services 10 AM Wednesday Fogle-West McKinney Chapel, Rev M. S. Pemberton. Burial Rosewood Cemetery, Fogle-West Mortuaries, 1903 McKinney Ave. [Source: Houston Post, April 25, 1961, Section 3, Page 8 - Sub. by Dee Gartman]

CLARK, HELEN KENNEY
Mrs. Helen Kenney Clark,  76, of 3506 Sunset Blvd. died Monday. Member Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. Donovan; grandsons, John and Bill Donovan; granddaughter, Miss Diana Donovan, all of Houston. Services 9 AM Wednesday Earthman Southwest Chapel, 9:30 AM Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial Garden of Gethsemane. Rosary 8 PM Tuesday Earthman Southwest Funerals, 121 North Sixth Bellaire, Mohawk 7-6505 [Source: Houston Post, April 25, 1961, Section 3, Page 8 - Sub. by Dee Gartman]

DANIEL, MARIE T. (nee THOMPSON)
The lovely and beautiful Marie T. Daniel was buried Monday June 23,2014 at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77038. The private graveside service was officiated by her husband Pastor Howard Daniel Jr. of Livingston. In attendance were her two sisters Verlene of Houston, Ada of Dallas, and their children, Howard D. and Helen of Tyler, Greg and Kim of Desota, Howard III of Atlanta and Trent and Joanne of Houston. Little Marie, their handicap daughter was unable to attend.
   There will be a public memorial service for her many friends at Chesswood Baptist Church, 4357 US Hwy 59 South, Livingston, Texas on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11:00 am. The family will go to Houston to visit her grave site after the memorial.  Her grave site is available to any of her friends who would like to visit. She is interred in section R, grave 193 at the National Cemetery.
   Our sincerest gratitude and thanks to all of our many friends that have made phone calls, sent cards, or just a word of condolence.  Please do not send flowers, food or donations. - (Pastor Howard Daniel Jr. ) - Submitted by Lauretta

KILLION, Mrs. JOSIE
Pocahontas, AR--Mrs. Josie Killion, 86, of Houston, Tex., died Dec 1 (1982) in Houston. She was born in Pocahontas. Survivors include one son, Dallas Killion of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Bonita Newberry of Sweetwater, Texas, Mrs. Rosetta Mangrum of El Dorado (AR), and Mrs. Wilma Robbins of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Kinner and Mrs. Mazie Allison, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m., Saturday in Higginbotham Funeral Service chapel in Walnut Ridge (AR), with burial in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham. [Source: Pocahontas Star Herald, Dec 9, 1982; submitted by Freda Roberts.)

BIECK, CARL H.
Carl H. Bieck, the 3-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Bieck, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 2012 Lamar avenue. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock this morning from the residence, with interment in Magnolia cemetery. (The Houston Post, Nov. 15, 1909, page 8, Houston, TX - transcribed by Robin Line)

JONES, Dr. ANSON
New Orleans, January 12 - Dr. Anson Jones, ex-president of Texas, committed suicide at Houston on the 8th instant, by blowing out his brains.  [Delaware Gazette (Delaware, OH) 15 Jan 1858, pg 1; tr by KT]

WEEMS, J. MASON
Houston, Tex., Dec. 30 – This afternoon at 3 o'clock the funeral of the late J. Mason Weems took place from his late residence, 158 Walker street, near Hamilton.  The remains were followed to their last resting place in Glenwood cemetery by many sad friends.  His death occurred last evening at 9:35 o'clock, after a brief illness of only a few days.  Though able to be at his post of duty his health has not been vigorous for months, and when last week he took his bed no serious results were thought of and hence until two days before his death the gravity of the situation was not appreciated.
 He was a brother of Captain Ben F. Weems and was one of the truest and best men in the city, and by those who knew him was looked upon as one of the best accountants anywhere.  He was a bookkeeper for the compresses under the management of Inman & Co., and by them as well as others was held in the highest regard.  He possessed much nobility of character and commanded the admiration of those who knew him well.  He was only 43 years of age at the time of his death.  His affectionate wife and fond brother have the earnest sympathy of many friends here.  (The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Tex., Vol. 48, No 248, Ed 1, Dec 31, 1889 - vm)

PRIOR, ABRAHAM
Harrisburg, Texas, January 23 - Abraham Prior, colored, age 80 years, died Monday morning at 1 o'clock in this town from the effects of burns which he received Sunday morning.  The details as near as can be obtained are that he was trying to make a fire in a stove, when his clothing caught fire and before assistance could reach him he was so badly burned that he died from the effects.  He was buried Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock.  (The La Grange Journal, La Grange, Tex, Jan 25, 1900 - vm)

 


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