Mills County, Texas
Obituaries and Death Notices

Crawford, Tex. July 10 - One the 7th instant, at Mullen, Mills county, Texas, Mrs. Dee Armstrong, wife of the station agent at Mullen, died after a protracted illness of many months.  The remains came to Crawford on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe on yesterday, accompanied by a large company of friends and relatives and was interred at Crawford cemetery late in the evening of the 8th instant. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 15, 1899 - Transcribed by Veneta Mckinney)

Dorothy Olivia Walsleben Ashmore, 75, died at her home surrounded by her family on Nov. 23, 2006. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel at Hamilton with Rev. Burt DeBord and Rev. Robyn Young officiating with burial following in the Ireland Cemetery.
     Mrs. Ashmore was born April 28, 1931 at Valley Mills the daughter of the late Richard and Olivia Conrad Walsleben.
     On May 4, 1951 she was married to Floyd Adarion Ash-more. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1995.
     She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
     Mrs. Ashmore retired from Jonesboro Public School after serving as a secretary for many years. She was a member of the Jonesboro United Methodist Church.
     She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents and one sister, Diane Davis.
     Survivors include three children, Ronald Ashmore of Boni-fay, Fla., Paul Ashmore of Jonesboro and Karen Howard of Shafter, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two sisters Laweta Tyler of Burleson and Sylvia Moyer of Hideaway. [Nov 30, 2006, The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Tex., Jan. 24 - S. J. Bachelor, whose home is near here, was so severely injured by a runaway team Wednesday that he died three days later. (Source: The Daily Bulletin, Brownwood, Tex., Jan. 24, 1918)

Henry S. (Stan) Berry, Sr. 90, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. He was born Feb. 10, 1916 to Oscar P. and Myrtle White Berry of Hamilton County, Texas.
     He and his wife Velma Sue Berry, and their two children moved to San Antonio at the start of WWII where he worked at Kelly Field (AFB) until drafted into the Army in 1945. After the Army tour he returned to San Antonio and worked with Slick Airways, a commercial airline and engine repair business for many years. During his career he worked for several aviation companies both at San Antonio Inter-national Airport and Stinson Field.
     Mr. Berry and a partner owned and operated Berry-McDonald Aircraft Repair at Stinson Field. He finished his working career by serving as construction coordinator for the Methodist Hospital and Maintenance Director for St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital, thereafter retiring to care for his wife, Velma, who was ill and who proceeded him in death in 1986.
     Mr. Berry was a devout Christian and belonged to the Harlandale Church of Christ (now merged with and know as the Southeast Church of Christ) where he served the Lord for many years.
     He belonged to Kelly Masonic Lodge and was a Mason for 68 years.
     He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Berry Stone and husband B. Jeff Stone of Corsicana and a son, Henry S. (Stan) Berry, Jr. and wife Tomi of San Antonio, five grandchildren, Christopher Berry and wife Christen of San Antonio, Bran-don Berry of New York City, Holly Willig and husband, Dr. Donald Willig of Boerne, Steven Shosid and wife Patti of Fort Worth, Sharon Dulany also of Fort Worth, also numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     A very special friend and neighbor, Dorothy Deslin of San Antonio, who blessed him with her love and support, also survives him.
Mr. Berry was a dedicated family man, a good provider, a wonderful neighbor and a great dad.
     Services were held Friday, Nov. 24 with Patrick D. Andrews, Pastor Southeast Church of Christ officiating. Internment followed at Mission Burial Park South.  [Nov 30, 2006, The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Texas, Feb. 1 - Dr. J. D. Calaway, aged 78 years, died at Temple Wednesday and was buried Thursday in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Masonic ceremonies.  He was a native of Alabama, from which state he entered the Confederate Army and served through the war.  He came to Texas in 1871 and for a while resided on the prairies of Dallas county near where Mesquite now stands.  Afterward he located at Turnersville, Coryell County, but for the last twenty-five years he had lived in Mills County.  His wife died only a few weeks ago.  Four sons and one daughter survive him. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Feb. 2, 1918 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Tex. Sept 20 - Mrs. Mollie Caldwell, died Tuesday forenoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Trent, in this city.  She was 78 years old and was a native of Tennessee, where she was married to C. B. Caldwell.  They came to Texas many years ago and settled in Grimes county, where the husband died in 1881.  She and her children were of the first to make their home here when this town was established in 1885.  The following children survive: Brad Caldwell, locomotive engineer on the Santa Fe; Mrs. Sallie Smith of Temple, Mrs. J. D. Gober of Beaumont and Mrs. W. H. Trent.  Two daughters, Mrs. W. F. Hearne and Mrs. Dr. Brown of Hillsboro, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Caldwell was a lady of the old school and the influence of her kindly nature and refinement will long be felt by all who know her. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., September 21, 1910 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

     Douglas Lee Chumney, 62, died Nov. 23, 2006, after a short battle with cancer.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, in Greenwood Chapel with burial at Greenwood Memorial Park.
     Mr. Chumney was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Hamilton. He retired from the post office where he was a letter carrier for 38 years and had his own lawn service.  He served his country proudly for two years in the U.S. Army.  He enjoyed going to flea markets and car shows, and last year enjoyed a Caribbean cruise with family and friends for his 40th wedding anniversary.  He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend.
     Mr. Chumney was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and W.W. Chumney; brother, W.C. Chumney; sister, Dora Gholson; and grandson, Marcus L. Chumney.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Chumney; sons, Tim Chumney and wife, JayLee of Springtown and Marcus Chumney and wife, LaFawn of Ft Worth; grandson, Mason Chumney; granddaughter, Marie Chumney, both of Springtown; sisters, Anita Ad-ams and husband, Jimmy Lee of Hamilton and Wilma Drury of San Antonio; brother, Lonnie Chumney of Leander; sister-in-law, Margaret Chumney of Irving and mother-in-law; Josephine Daniel of Haltom City; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special friends.  [Nov 30, 2006 The Hamilton Herald-News] 

Goldthwaite , Tex. , April 6. Henry J. Crockett, Treasurer of Mills County, died suddenly today in Dr. Logans office from heart failure. He will be buried tomorrow by the Masonic fraternity.  [Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) Thursday, April 7, 1904]
GOLDTHWAITE Texas  -- Billy Bob Dellis, 65, of Iraan died Monday, March 26, 2007, in an Iraan hospital. Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home chapel with burial in North Brown Cemetery in Mills County.  Survivors include his mother, Kathrene Dellis of Goldthwaite; wife Carol Dellis of Iraan; son Billy Clark Dellis of Telephone; daughter Sarah Coker of Priddy; brothers Clark Dellis of Goldthwaite and Jerry Dellis of Zephyr; and sisters Dora Cline of Goldthwaite and Debbie Townsend of Hico. [March 30, 2007 The San Angelo Standard-Times]

Donna Carol Dutcher, 56, of Galveston, died Nov. 25, 2006 in Galveston. Funeral services were held Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Hamilton First Baptist Church with Jeanne Jester officiating. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.
     Mrs. Dutcher was born October 27, 1950 in Groom, the daughter of Clifford Leo and Patsy Richards Jester. She was married to Kenneth Dutcher in Galveston in 1989.
     Mrs. Dutcher was a member of the Hurst First Baptist Church. She worked for many years at The Drug Store in Galveston.
Survivors include her mother, Patsy Jester of Childress; a daughter, Amy Sherwood of Red Oak; two grand-children, Rowdy and Rebeka; two sisters, Debbie Griffin of Childress and Jeanne Jester of Lubbock and a brother, Jon Mark Jester of Hamilton. [Nov 30, 2006, The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Texas, Dec. 11 - Funeral services for Clyde A. Faulkner, 76, a resident of Mills County for more than 50 years, will be held a the Goldthwaite Church of Christ at 2 p.m.  Thursday.  Burial will follow in the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery with the Wilkins Funeral Home in charge.
      Faulkner, a retired farmer and mail carrier, died at his home here Tuesday after a long illness.  He was a member of the Goldthwaite Church of Christ.
      He married Miss Margaret Moreland in the Pleasant Grove community in Mills county in 1905.
      Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Victor Moore of Arlington, Mrs. W. K. Chaney of Dallas; Mrs. Charles Dennard of Fort worth, and Mrs. Rex Collier of Houston; four sons, Clarence Faulkner of Odessa, Cecil Faulkner of McCarney, Herbert Faulkner and Cleao Faulkner, both of Goldthwaite, a sister, Mrs. Lula Steele of Winter three brothers, Jim Faulkner of Goldthwaite, Fred Faulkner of Fort Worth and Harry Faulkner of McAllen, and several grandchildren. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas Tex, Dec. 12, 1957 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite , Texas , Oct. 25. Charles Gardner, age 22, died at Santa Fe Hospital at Temple Wednesday night and was buried here yesterday afternoon. He was the son of W. J. Gardner of Kopperl , Texas . On March 6 of this year he was married at Killeen to Miss Bird Pace, who survives him.  [Dallas Morning News 26 Oct. 1918]

Lucy Aleen Grisham, 95, died at Hamilton Nov. 25, 2006. Graveside services were held Nov. 27 at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Miss Grisham was born in Hamilton County January 29, 1911, the daughter of Jim and Lulla Allen Grisham.
     She lived most of her working years in Chicago, Ill. where she owned and operated a jewelry store. After retirement she moved back to Hamilton where she and her sister Mary Ava Grisham made their home. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister.  Riley Funeral Home  [Nov 30, 2006, The Hamilton Herald-News]

William Edward Harmon, 103, of Carlton died Sept. 6, 2003 at Hamilton General Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at Rutledge-Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Carlton Cemetery, Brother David Keith officiating. Mr. Harmon was born Nov. 24, 1899 in Mills County. He was married to Lois Spinks on March 4, 1922 in Goldthwaite. She preceded him in death on March 13, 1999. He was a farmer all of his life, living in Mills, Hamilton and Comanche counties. He spent three years homesteading in New Mexico. He continued to drive his car, garden and raise cattle until he was 97 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Norma Lee Howell; sons-in-law, Jack Brown, John Stogsdill, Leamon Wood, Norman Hansen; a granddaughter, Deborah Ann Wood; his parents, M.T. and Virena Jane Randles Harmon; three brothers, John, Duke and Jim Harmon; two sisters Katie Lee Kelley and Arleta Huffman. Survivors include his two daughters, Anna Gene Hansen of Hamilton and Carlene Siems and husband Ervin of Waco; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Rutledge-Jones Funeral Home, Inc.  [Source: Sept 9, 1999, The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Mills co., Texas, Aug. 29 - H. P. Holly, 75 years old, was found dead in his bed a the Commercial Hotel in this city at 7 o'clock Saturday morning.  He had returned the night before from a visit to his daughters in Fort Worth and retired in his usual health. From a written memorandum in his pocket he had evidently feared a sudden death while on the train.  He was a native of Georgia, but served the last part of the Civil War in a Mississippi regiment.  He came to Bell county in 1872 and to Mills County in 1882 where he has resided ever since.  One son survives, also three daughters; Mrs. Tom Johnson, Misses Mary and Lelia Holly, all of Fort Worth. He had been a Mason many years and was buried by the order. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Aug 30, 1922 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Texas, Dec. 8 - Marion Calvin Humphries, 79, died at his home here Tuesday and was buried Wednesday afternoon in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, the Rev. Ira Dance officiating.
    Mr. Humphries was born in Georgia, but grew to manhood in Alabama and attended Auburn College.  For some time he was a teacher in Clarksville, Tenn., but came to Texas forty-three years ago and has resided in Mills County ever since.
    He was a teacher in Goldthwaite prior to the organization of the County.  He was elected County Clerk in 1888 and served eight years, retiring from the office after losing his sight.  Later he served five terms as County Commissioner.  For fifteen years he has been chairman of the County Board of Education.
    He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William McCall of Waco, Mrs. John C. Hicks of Fort Worth and Miss Dora Humphries of Goldthwaite. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Dec. 9, 1927)

Farmer Found Dead Near Mullin
Goldthwaite, Mills Co, Texas., July 30 - J. J. Ince, farmer, living near Mullin, Mills County, died as the result of a knife wound.  His body was found with the knife near by.  He had been despondent over the recent death of his wife.  He was buried at Mullin. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 31, 1927)

Marcus Jermstad, 63 of Clifton, died Nov. 26 in Hamilton after a battle with cancer. A memorial service is set for Nov. 29 at First Baptist Church of Clifton with Pastor Jerry Smith officiating.
     Mr. Jermstad was born July 16, 1943 in Clifton. He grew up in Cranfills Gap and was one of two sons born to Horace Chester and Nelle Hutton Jermstad. He moved to Clifton as a freshman in high school and excelled in high school basket-ball. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1961.
     Mr. Jermstad attended Texas Lutheran College for one semester before deciding to go to barber school in Waco. He graduated from there and was licensed and began cutting hair with Oscar Gangshei and his father, Check Jermstad. He was a barber for 44 years in his downtown shop in Clifton.
     Mr. Jermstad also served in the Texas National Guard and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed using his cooking skills for all sorts of gatherings. He was a supporter of a variety of events in the community and enjoyed spending time on the family farm. He was raised a Lutheran and was married twice and divorced.
     He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Horace and Nelle Jermstad and a brother, Charles Jermstad.
Survivors include his sons, Kerry McKesson of Fort Worth and Marc Jermstad and wife Amanda of Clifton; a daughter, Lee Ann and husband Randy Lee of Hamilton; three grand-children, Lauren Lee, Hesston and Hannah Jermstad and two nephews, Eric and Mike Jermstad. [Nov 30, 2006, The Hamilton Herald-News]

I. W. Jones Buried at Goldthwaite
Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Texas, March 3 - I. W. Jones, 82, was buried Friday afternoon in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, the Rev. O. O. Moore of the Methodist church officiating.  Mr. Jones died at the home of his son in Victoria.  He served in the Confederate Army and came to Texas in 1872 and for some years resided at Stephenville and then at Goldthwaite.
      He is survived by three sons, Edward W. of Victoria, Howard A. of San Antonio and John B. of Prescott, Ariz. And two daughters, Mrs. Bob Harper of San Angelo and Mrs. Lilian B. Spar of Eastland. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., March 4, 1928 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Mills County Pioneer Dies
Goldthwaite, Texas, Sept. 21 - Mrs. M. C. Kirkpatrick, one of Mills County's oldest residents, and a cousin of Irving S. Cobb, humorist, died Sunday. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., September 22, 1936 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Mills Co, Tex, Sept 3 - Maxwell Kirkpatrick died suddenly at Ranger Thursday after an emergency operation for appendicitis. He was a native of Mullin, this county, and son of the late M. C. Kirkpatrick, the founder of that town.  Mr. Kirkpatrick was 33 years old and was a traveling salesman for a grocery concern of Brownwood.  Mr. Kirkpatrick was buried in Mullin cemetery Friday with Masonic ceremonies.  His wife and three children survive, also his mother. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., September 4, 1922 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Oleta Augusta Klatt died Nov. 25, 2006 at Hamilton. Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 28 in Oakwood Cemetery at Hamilton with Pastor Russell Nebhut officiating.
     She was born on Jan. 11, 1914, the daughter of Karl and Anna Klatt.
     When she was very young, Miss Klatt was baptized into Christ and as a child of God she lived with the assurance of God's grace and forgiveness.
     The Klatt family were members of the Aleman community where they attended St. Paul Lutheran Church. When she was 14 years old, she stood before Pastor Moerbe and the members of St. Paul and con-fessed her faith in Christ. For a confirmation verse Pastor Moerbe chose Romans 1:16 for Oleta; For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to every-one who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek
     She attended school in Aleman and upon graduating she moved to San Marcus and attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College. She became a teacher in Post.
     When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Miss Klatt joined the United States Navy. She was stationed in Florida where she worked in a Naval Hospital, caring for the wounded soldiers who returned home from the war. By the time World War Two had ended, Oleta had obtained the rank of Pharmacist Mate First Class.
     When she was discharged from the Navy, Miss Klatt enrolled in the University of Texas and obtained her Master's Degree in chemistry. She went to work for a hospital in Corpus Christi, and after a few years she made the transition to M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston where she worked for 25 years until she retired.
     Throughout her life Miss Klatt was fascinated with hunting for fossils and unique rock formations. She traveled all over the southern part of America and even into Mexico on expeditions.
     After she retired from M. D. Anderson, Oleta remained busy helping the residents of the local Veterans Hospital in Houston. Over the years she knitted hundreds of items for use by the residents.
      Miss Klatt was an avid baseball fan, attending the home games of the Houston Astros. At the same time, she enjoyed the challenge of learning from the past as well as current events. She was a member of a very exclusive book club in Houston. The group would select a book to study together which covered a broad spectrum of history, from Plato and Aristotle to the more recent Harry Potter books.
     When it became too difficult for her to live on her own, she moved to an assisted living center in Houston. She later decided to move closer to her family, returning to Hamilton County a year ago and becoming a resident of Forest Ridge Care Center where she lived through the end of her life. Upon returning to Hamilton she joined St. John Lutheran in Hamilton when she enjoyed participating in the services in the nursing homes and the Sr. Services held at the church.
     Miss Klatt spent her life working and devoting her life to seeking to help others. Be-cause of this, she never married. She was very close to her extended family and when the need arose she was very generous with them. She was the last of her family to pass away.
She was preceded by her parents, Karl (Charles) Frederich Klatt and Anna Marie (Polei) Klatt; her two brothers, Herbert and Auline; her two sisters, Vera Enderbrock and Cora Terry.
      She is survived by her brother Auline's wife Mabel Klatt of Aleman and many nieces, and nephews. [Nov 30, 2006 The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Texas, march 11 - Al T. Langford, 46 years old, was buried this afternoon at Center City.  Death resulted from meningitis following an attack of flue.  He was one of the most prosperous stock farmers of Mills County.  He was the son of the late Asa Langford, an early settler in Coryell County.  He is survived by his wife and nine children. (Dallas MorNing News, Dallas, Tex., March 12, 1926 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Greenville, Tex. Dec 19 - Mrs. Paralee McAllister died in Goldthwaite Friday and was buried here Sunday. She was a pioneer citizen of Hunt County (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex. Dec. 22, 1905 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Child Poisoned
Goldthwaite, Mills Co, Tex., March 6 - Una, the 10-year old daughter of Mr. McKinney of this place, died yesterday in awful agony from the effects of eating crow poisoning, which she mistook for wild onion. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., March 7, 1879 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Funeral services are pending at Wilson-Miller Funeral Home for Mrs. Trinnie V. McNeme, 83, resident of Monahans since 1937 who died 5:20 p.m. Saturday at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Born March 29, 1890 in Goldthwaite, she was a member of the Monahans Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James Patton McNeme of the home, five daughters, Mrs. Jewel Wright and Mrs. Martha Roberts, both of Monahans, Mrs. Velma Holloway of Durant, Okla., Mrs. Dovie Miller of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Gracie Fowler of Kermit; two sons, O.V. McNeme of Odessa and D.W. McNemfc of Grandfalls; 7 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. THE ODESSA AMERICAN Sunday July 29, 1973

Goldthwaite, Tex., Jan. 16 - Alexander McPherson, aged 77 years, died in this city and was buried in Odd Fellows' Cemetery.  Four daughters, Mrs. Monroe Fletcher, Mrs. Dr. Logan and Mrs. James Allen of this place and Mrs. Roy James of Little Rock, and two sons, Charles and Elmore, of Orange, Cal., respectively survive.  Mr. McPherson was a native of Ohio, but served in the Federal Army in the Second Missouri Calvary.  He settled in Mills county in 1876 and had resided here ever since, except a few years spent at Portales.  His death was the result of paralysis, from which he had suffered for the last three years. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., January 17, 1913 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Texas, March 5 - David Morris, 72 years old, died at his home here and was buried at Center City.  He was a native of Indiana, but his parents came to Texas in 1854 and lived for a time near Waco.  In 1856 they moved to what is now Mills County, where David Morris resided continuously till his death.  When quite young he assisted the rangers in patrolling the frontier.  A brother, Andrew, was in the Dove Creek fight and another, John, was killed by the Comanches in this county in 1868.  His wife survives also four sons and three daughters. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., March 6, 1926 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Texas, Nov. 11 - Mrs. Edward Morris, who was burned in her kitchen Monday morning, died at 5 o'clock Mondoay afternoon.  She is survived by her husband and five small children, also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Casbeer of Oak Cliff; one brother and seven married sisters. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Nov. 12, 1924)

Waco, Tex. Aug. 11 - Sam Owens died on his father's ranch in Mills County - (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., August 12, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Texas, Nov. 23 - The body of Roy Pollard, a Goldthwaite soldier who died overseas two years ago, was buried here Sunday.  Services were in charge of the American Legion.  Roy Pollard was a son of Monte Pollard and was reared in Mills County. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Nov. 24, 1920)

Eda Rozella Nichter Reinert, 95, of Hamilton died Sept. 1, 2003, at Hamilton. Funeral services were held Sept. 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy with Rev. Donald Kingman officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Pottsville. She was born May 9, 1908, in the Shive community, the daughter of Henry and Augusta Ising Nichter. In 1928 she was married to William F. (Willie) Reinert. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1960. Mrs. Reinert was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Eastern Star chapter at Hamilton and the Zion Lutheran Church at Priddy. Survivors include two sons, William H. Reinert and his wife Carol of Midland and Wayne C. Reinert and his wife of Weatherford; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Ella Mae Jeske; one sister Leota Gromatazky; two brothers, Lawrence and Rubert Nichter. Pallbearers were John Reinert, Will Reinert, Quay Reinert, Charles Reinert, Eddie Abdou, Cecil Wenzel, Luther Nichter and Gary Nichter. Honorary Pallbearer was Philip Abdou. [Source: The Hamilton Herald-News Sept 3, 1999]

REAVES, Infant of S. H.
Infant Reaves, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Reaves, died yesterday near Ebony. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Ebony.  [Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas) Monday, November 4, 1918]

Mrs. Renfro Dead
Mrs. M. I. Renfro, wife of Mr. T. A. Renfro, died at the home of Bedford Renfro in the Warren crossing neighborhood Monday night after a long illness.  She had only returned to Mills county about a week before her death she and her husband having moved to Brown county some months ago, in order to be near a specialist.
     Mrs. Renfro lived in Big Valley community a long time and is kindly remembered by many friends in that community and elsewhere.  Her remains were interred in the cemetery at San Saba Tuesday, a large number of friends and acquaintances attending the solemn service - [Goldthwaite Eagle]
    Mrs. Renfro was formerly Mrs. Sion R. Bostick of this city and one of the most loved "mothers in Isreal."  She was the widow of one of the Texas heroes who fought at San Jacinto and helped to capture old Santa Anna, the boasted Napoleon of the West.  May peace dwell with her ashes and rest with her soul. Dec 6, 1917 - unnamed newspaper - submitted by Justina Irwin

Goldthwaite, Tex., May 8 - Miss Ella Saylor, eldest daughter of W. W. Saylor, died at the family home in this city yesterday (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex. May 11, 1906 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Texas, April 16 - George W. Simpson died at his home near Goldthwaite and was buried Thursday afternoon at South Bennett cemetery.  His death resulted from an injury received the day before when his horse ran away and threw him out of the buggy.
    He was 66 years of age and had been a resident of Mills county nearly forty years.  His widow, nine sons and one daughter survive him. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Tex., April 16, 1915)

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Texas, June 1 - Captain M. H. Strictland, aged 76 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John W. Roberts, Monday morning and was buried today by the Masons in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery.  He was a native of Mississippi and served through the Civil War in Forrest's Cavalry.  In 1867 he came to Texas.  Three sons, Ollie of Hamilton, George of Coryell County, and Ernest of this city and two daughters, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Fowler of Dallas survive him. (Dallas Moring News, Dallas, Tex., June 2, 1916 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Tex. July 14 - T. W. Stubblefield, aged 73, died suddenly at noon today. There was not one with him at the time but his wife and death came while seated in his chair.  He settled here before the first house was built and had resided in San Saba county for fifteen years prior to that date.  Mr. Stubblefield was a Confederate soldier and was an active participant in the Kansas and Missouri border troubles form 1857 to the close of the war. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., July 16, 1901 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Helen Senger Tischler, 90, of Winters, died Nov. 17, 2006 in a Winters nursing home where she had been for the last seven years. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 in the Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Hanson officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Winters.
     Miss Tischler was born July 25, 1916 in Mills County, the daughter of August and Annie Rapp Senger. At an early age she was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Priddy and later she was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Priddy.
     Miss Tischler was married to Lee Tischler of Mills County on December 18, 1937 in Priddy. They lived there for 10 years before moving to Winters in Runnels County. There they owned and operated Red Top Grocery Store for 32 years.
     She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Winters.
     Miss Tischler was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Albert Senger of Priddy, Carl Senger of Comanche, Ernest Senger of Hamilton and Herman Senger of Comanche; two sisters, Frieda Seider of Indian Gap and Pauline Kuklies of Hamilton.
     Survivors include her two sons, Leo Tischler of Winters and Jerry Tischler of San Angelo; a brother, Rudy Senger and wife of Hamilton; two granddaughters, Kaycee Biglow and husband and Lauren Tischler, both of San Angelo; two sisters-in-law, Faye Senger of Hamilton and Elsa Senger of Goldthwaite as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
     Pallbearers were Mike Moore, Rodick Bredemeyer, David Graham, Paul Stoecher, Ted Ehren and Jason Young.  [Nov 30, 2006 , The Hamilton Herald-News]

Goldthwaite, Tex., Dec. 13 - Granville S. Trowbridge, aged 46, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on the Colorado River, and was buried by the Woodmen at the Smith Cemetery.  He was one of the best known farmers of Mills County, and was a son of Barlow Trowbridge, who settled in San Saba county in 1856.  While working in the garden he was seized with a pain in the head, soon became unconscious and died nine hours later.  His only son died a month ago.  Three daughters and his widow, formerly Miss Brooks, of Kaufman County survive him.(Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex. Dec. 14, 1907 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Tex., Sept. 19 - S G. Walker Sr. died at this home on the Colorado River Friday evening after being confined to his room for several months.  He was a native of Macon County, Georgia, and was in his eighty-fourth year.  In 1874 he moved with his family to Texas and until a few years ago resided near Taylor.  His wife, now 77 years old, and four children survive him.  The sons, G. W. of Holland, S. G. Jr. of Taylor and Monroe of San Saba, and his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Gainor of San Angelo, were all present at the funeral, which occurred at Big Valley today. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Sept. 21, 1910 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Fatal Affray -- A Shooting Bee in Mills County Over a Trivial Affair.
Goldthwaite, Tex. A difficulty occurred yesterday afternoon at Smith school house, twelve miles from town, in which Thomas B. Weathers was fatally injured, Will Curtis was shot through the fleshy part of the thigh and John Patton through the leg just above the knee. A populist meeting was being held at the school house, when a previous quarrel between the parties mentioned over a trivial matter was renewed. Curtis, while a party to the quarrel, was unarmed. After being wounded, he jumped behind a tree, which received a bullet intended for him. It was at first thought that Patton's leg was broken, but it seems that the ball paralyzed the nerves, causing him to fall, and that the knee was dislocated in falling. Two shots were fired at his head while he was down and his face is powder burned. Weathers received but one shot. The ball entered three inches below the right nipple, passed through the liver and left lung and lodged under the skin on the left side. After receiving this wound he mounted his horse and rode home. Allen Weather's was lodged in jail last night by Sheriff Gersem, who with Drs. Logan and Barton and The News correspondent, reached the scene of the trouble just at sundown. The parties are all well known young men and of good standing. All are married except Curtis. [The Galveston Daily News, (Houston, TX) Monday, May 17, 1897; pg. 3; Issue 54; col B]

Goldthwaite, Tex. June 15 - Tom Weathers, the man most wounded in the shooting affray that occurred at the Smith school house in Big Valley, this county, four weeks ago last Saturday evening, died from the effects of his wounds yesterday evening about 7 o'clock.
      Mr. Weathers was a young man and was married last winter, and leaves a young wife to mourn his loss, besides a father and mother and several brothers and sisters.
      The citizens all deplore the sad termination of this unfortunate shooting affray.  He will be buried by the Masonic fraternity at 5 o'clock this evening.  (Fort Worth Morning Register, Fort Worth, Tex., June 16, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Goldthwaite, Texas, April 16 - Mrs. Amanda Willis, wife of Peter T. Willis, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bob Slack, in Comanche, and was buried Thursday afternoon at the Priddy cemetery, Mills county.
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Tex., April 16, 1915)



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