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Mason County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices

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HENRY, REV. IRA B.
Mason, Tex., Aug. 14 - On Tuesday the last sad rites were had over the remains of the late Rev. Ira B. Henry at the M. E. church, before the pulpit he has filled so faithfully for six years, Rev. T. F. Dimmitt presiding. He leaves a wife, two grown daughters and a little girl to mourn his loss, joined by a host of friends.
      He has been a resident of this place eleven years, during which time he has gained the love and respect of all our people. He died in the christian's hope, and his faith seemed firm and un??llted.  In him the people have lost a true citizen, the church a noblle worker and his family a kind and loving husband and father.  [Galveston Daily News, August 15, 1890 - AJ, Sub by FoFG]

HENRY, Rev. IRA B.
Rev. Ira B. Henry, '70, died at his home, in Mason, Tex., Aug 11, 1890.  Subsequent to his graduation from Garrett Biblical Institute in the fall of 1870, Rev. Henry occupied several important charges in the Illinois conference, among others University Church in Bloomington and Trinity Church in Quincy. In December 1878, he moved to San Antonio, Tex., on account of failing health.  He took a frontier charge and light work at Mason, and at one time had hopes of recovering comparative health, but exposure to a storm, in 1882, resulted in hemorrhages of the lungs and slow decline. (Northwestern, Evanston, IL, November 14, 1890)

JOHNSON, MENARDVILLE GREEN
Hanged
Galveston, Dec. 23 – The News' special from Mason, Tex., 20th, says: Menardville Green Johnson, colored, formerly a soldier, was hanged for the murder of his wife in 1878.  The fall failed to break his neck, and he was ten minutes dying.  He was very calm. (Lawrence Daily Journal, Lawrence, Kansas, Dec. 24, 1878)

McMILLIAN, WM.
Mason, Texas, January 11 - Wm. McMillian died at 5 o'clock this morning, funeral will take place at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday).  Mr. McMillian was truly a Christian; was a guide we will all miss. (Fort Worth gazette, Fort Worth, Tex, Jan. 16, 1896)

PARKER, JACK
Joe Cavines shot and killed Jack Parker at Schriner's ranch in Mason County, Tex. (Bryan Morning Eagle, Bryan, Tex., January 29, 1902 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

PATE, RICHARD
Richard Pate, aged 103 years, died Monday at his home in Mason County. He was in the Seminole Indian War as well as in the Confederate army. (Chillicothe Independent, Chillicothe, Tex., Aug. 7, 1914 – vm)

WILSON, EVA THOMAS
DIED AT SANITARIUM
Eva Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wilson, aged thirteen years, October 13, 1910, died at the Anderson Sanitarium of typhoid fever, at 12 o'clock, Thursday July 6th.  Deceased was born in Mason county, Texas, and her parents reside in the Andy Peay house west of town.  She had been ill about twenty-five days and suffered much. The funeral occurred from the sanitarium this morning, and was conducted by Rev. T. L. Lallance.  Interment was made in City cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all. (The Carlsbad Current, Carlsbad, NM, July 7, 1911 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

WINKEL, MARY
Mason, Tex., Nov. 1 - Mrs. Mary Winkel, aged 77 years, died yesterday at the residence of Christian Leifeste. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Christian Leifeste and Mrs. Ernst Jordan, both residents of this county. The interment took place today at Fishweville (?)  [San Antonio Express, November 2, 1911 - AJ, Sub by FoFG. [buried at Art East Cemetery, Src: findagrave]  

 


 

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