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Dallam County, Texas

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BUCK, GUS
HININGER, PAUL

BYSTANDERS SHOT IN STREET FIGHT
Two Men Killed by Wild Shots at Dalhart, Tex.
Officers Engage in Shooting Affray With Men They seek to Arrest and Result is Fatal to Innocent Persons in the Crowd.
Dalhart, Tex, Dec 24 - In a shooting affray between officers and two men they were trying to arrest, Gus Buck and Paul Hininger, two bystanders, were shot to death. The shooting occurred in a place where a number of men were standing and neither of the men killed had anything to do with it. (San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Tex, Dec 25, 1901)

PERRY, WILLIAM C.
CURRY, CARL LEE

DALHART, October 4--Joint funeral services for William C. Perry 53, and Carl Lee Curry, 52, brothers-in-law, and both of Dalhart, will be conducted at 4 p.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church here.  The Rev. W. M. Hall, the Rev. Nolen Wright and the Rev. W. R. Lawrence will officiate, with interment in the Dalhart Memorial Park.  The two men were killed 9 miles north of Tucumcari, N. M., Friday afternoon when the pickup truck in which they were riding went out of control and overturned.  They were thrown to the pavement.
     Perry was dead on arrival at the Tucumcari General Hospital and Curry died there several hours later.  Officers said the driver of the vehicle apparently fell asleep.  Curry is survived by his wife Olcia of the home; six brothers, William of Lubbock, Edd of Plano, R. M. Gus, both of Dallas, Albert of Austin, Cecil of Banning, Calif.  Rachael Muselwille of Los Angeles, Dornine Seaboll of Dallas, Mern Davis of McKinney and Ruby Clay of Sherman.  Perry is survived by his wife, Ruby; a daughter Jane, a son, Sammy Lee, all of the home: three brothers, Len of Dalhart, R.D. of Artesia, Calif., and Eno of Alhamora, Calif., two sisters Beulah Taffinder of Newflower, Calif., and his mother Mrs. Lula Perry of Dalhart.  (Source:  newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

BARBER, Mrs. LUCILLE
DALHART, Dec. 2 (Special) - Funeral services for Miss Lucille Barber, 62, of Dalhart, were held Friday at 10 a.m. in Walker Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. H. L. Thurston, pastor of Central Methodist Church officiating.
     Burial will be in Hannah Cemetery in Cherokee, Tex., where last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cherokee Methodist Church.
     Miss Barber, a resident at Dalhart since 1930, died Monday at 7:10 a.m. in Coon Memorial Hospital here.  She had been a patient since Sunday afternoon, but she had become seriously ill about 14 months ago.
     Miss Barber was born Sept. 14, 1896, in San Saba, Tex.  She and her mother, Mrs. Laura Barber, moved from there to Abilene in 1926 to become supervisors of the boys dormitory at McMurry Christian College.  They came here from Abilene.
     Miss Barber was an active member of the Wesleyan Service Guild of Central Methodist Church.  Her family has requested that friends send donations to their own particular charity.
     Survivors are her mother, a sister-in-law, Mrs. H. D. Barber, two nephews, Hugh and Holmes Barber, and a niece, Gene Freeman, all of Dalhart, and another nephew, D. B. Barber of Beaver, Oklahoma. (Source:  newspaper unknown, dated December, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)

BOWMAN, SAMUEL Z.
Dalhart, August 25 (Special):--Funeral services for Samuel Z. Bowman, 71, longtime Dalhart resident and recent resident of Amarillo, were held this afternoon in the Pine Street Methodist Church here. Officiating were the Rev. J. Weldon Butler of Amarillo, the Rev. R. H. Campbell of Anton and the Rev. L. B. Taylor of Dalhart.
     Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Walker Funeral Home.
     Mr. Bowman died Friday morning in Wichita Falls. He was a long-time member of the Pine Street Methodist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Fern, of Amarillo. Three daughters, Mrs. Joe Boynton of Compton, Calif., and Mrs. John Brewer of Gardena, Calif., and 12 grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

COOK, W. E.
SECTION FOREMAN KILLED
Dalhart, Tex., Aug. 21 - At Middlewater, a few miles west of Dalhart, W. E. Cook, a section foreman in the service of the Rock Island Railway company, was instantly killed by express matter falling from a swiftly moving passenger train and striking him in the face and chest. (Source: Bryan Morning Eagle, Bryan, Tex., Aug. 22, 1902)

GENTRY, BELLE
Mrs. Belle Gentry of Dalhart died at 1:15 p.m. Monday in Vivian's Rest Home in Amarillo. She had been in Amarillo since November.
   Her body has been sent to the Walker Funeral Home at Dalhart which will have charge of funeral arrangements there. Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements here.  [Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.]

GILES, GUERT ROY
DALHART, Nov 5 - Funeral services for Guert Roy (Dutch) Giles.  Dumas man who died of heart attack Saturday while on a deer hunting trip near Folsom, N. M., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church of Dalhart.
 Jack Clark, minister of the church will officiate.  They body will be sent to Trenton, Mo., for burial. Arrangements here are by Walker Funeral Home.
 Mr. Giles, 51, formerly lived in Dalhart. He had been employed by Southwestern Public Service Co for 25 years and had lived in Dumas since 1950.
 Other members of the hunting party said Giles died while walking back to camp on the Leonard Sumpter Ranch after he had shot a deer.
 Survivors include his wife, Irene of Dumas; his mother Mrs. C. A. Giles of Trenton, Mo.; two brothers, Doyle of Pueblo, Colo. and George of Trenton, Mo; twin sisters Miss Eunhemin Giles and Miss Zella Louise Giles, both of Trenton. Source:  Newspaper unknown, dated November 4, 1958; transcribed by Glenda Stevens

KEITH, Judge
Judge Is Shot At Dalhart, Tex
Dalhart, Texas, May 11 - Judge Keith, a prominent lawyer, and George F. Koregay, editor of the Sun, met today and opened hostilities with guns.  Keith fell mortally shot through the body.  Koregay was unhurt and is under arrest.  The trouble grew out of the publication of news items that Keith was interested in.  There is great excitement over the affair. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Tex, May 11, 1903)

NELSON, Daughter of LEE
A Sad Accident.
A young daughter of Lee E. Nelson, of near Chamberlain, was accidentally shot at her home Tuesday afternoon and died without regaining consciousness. Her sister was snapping a 22 repeating rifle, supposed to be unloaded, when a bullet that had been lodged in the chamber worked loose and was thrown in the barrel. The young girl passed in front of the gun as the bullet was discharged and was shot through the head. She fell to the ground and died almost instantly. The funeral was held the next morning and the remains buried in the Dalhart cemetery. [Source: The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1908 - Transcribedby Sheila Pitts Massie].

OREM, JIMMIE ALVIN
DALHART, Oct. 30--(Special)--Funeral services for Jimmie Alvin Orem, 62, were held Thursday in the Walker Funeral Home Chapel here. Jack Clark, minister of the First Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Mr. Orem, an invalid for many years, died Wednesday morning in Dumas Hospital.  He came to Dalhart in 19?5 and had lived here and in Moore County, since that time.
     He is survived by his mother, Mrs. W. S. Orem, and a sister, Mrs. O. T. Perky, both of Dumas and a brother, E. E. Orem of Hutchinson, Kan. (Source:  newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

PAINTER, Mrs. GROVER C.
DALHART, April 5 - Funeral services for Mrs. Grover C. Painter, 64, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Walker Funeral Home chapel.
     The Rev. Jack Clark of the First Christian Church and the Rev. H. L. Thurston, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in Memorial Park.
     Mrs. Painter, a Dalhart resident since 1907, died in her home here Friday morning. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
     She is survived by a brother, Wayne Henry Harlow of Marysville, Calif. (Source: newspaper unknown, April 6-7 1958, transcribed by Debby Cavalcante)

ROBINSON, ALVA
Alva Robinson, 82, of Dalhart, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Thurmon Convalescent Home, where he been for about one month.
     Mr. Robinson had lived in Dalhart since 1929, and was a janitor at the Dalhart Baptist Church, of which he was a member. He was born October 12, 1876 in Madison County, Texas.
     The body was taken to Dalhart for services and burial, which will be under direction of Walker Funeral Home there. Arrangements in Amarillo were under direction of Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home.
     Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Maude; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Evans of Texhoma and Mrs. Jim Winford of Meeker, Oklahoma; two sons, Sardis, Odessa; Glendon H., Amarillo, and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 6, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

ROBINSON, ALVA
Dalhart, Dec. 9 (Special) - Funeral services for Alva Robinson, 81, retired farmer and stockman, where held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Walker Funeral Home.
     Mr. Robinson died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in an Amarillo rest home. He had been ill for several months. Born at Madisonville, Texas. Robinson went as a young man to Erick, Oklahoma, where he filed a claim and engaged in farming and stock raising. While at Erick he met and married his wife, Maude.
     In 1929 he moved his family to Dalhart. He continued his farming and stock raising operations until retirement several years ago. He had been a member of the Baptist Church since 1925. At one time he was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bob Evans of Texhoma, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Jim Winford of Meeker, Oklahoma; two sons, Sardis of Odessa and Glendon of Amarillo; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

ROBINSON, MAUDE
Dalhart, Dec. 30. (Special)-Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Robinson, 68, will be held in the First Baptist Church of Dalhart at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lawrence, pastor officiating.
   Burial will be in Dalhart Cemetery under direction of the Walker Funeral Home.
   Mrs. Robinson was born Sally Maude Rogers on Jan. 19, 1890 in Caldwell, Tex. and was married Sept. 15, 1907, to Alva Robinson. The couple made their home in Dalhart for a number of years. Mr. Robinson died Dec. 6, 1938.
   Survivors besides the daughter include another daughter, Mrs. Jim Winford of Mecker, Okla.; two sons, Sardis Robinson of Odessa and Glendon Robinson of Amarillo; five sisters, Mrs. Henry Hackett of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Virgil Harding of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Neil Lewis and Mrs. Lola Lovejoy, both of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Lillie Doughty of Martha, Okla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. [Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.]

SCHRADER, Mrs. LENNA MAUD
Services Held In Dalhart for Mrs. Schrader
DALHART, Oct. 21--(Special)--Funeral services were conducted here today for Mrs. John (Lenna Maud) Schrader, 87, one of Dalhart's grand old ladies.
    Services were in the First Baptist church, with the Rev. W. R. Lawrence, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, beside her husband, who died in September of 1951.
    Mrs. Schrader died shortly after noon on Sunday in Coon Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs. Schrader broke her hip several months ago and spent time in an Amarillo hospital.
    She was born Dec. 1, 1870, in Cerro Gordo, Ill.  She moved with her parents to Central Kansas when she was about 7 years old. She was married when she was 17, and had seven children; only three of whom are still living.
    She came to Dalhart, a widow, in 1902 and married for the second time. John Schrader was a childhood sweetheart, who first came through the Panhandle in 1879, trailing cattle into Colorado.
    The couple lived on a ranch near Hartley, until about 1917, then moved to Dalhart. 
    An accomplished horsewoman, Mrs. Schrader rode in XIT Reunion parades as late as 1948.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Rhoades of Dalhart; two sons, Robert L. Ellis, of Yuma, Ariz. and Harvey C. Ellis, of Stuttgart, Ark.; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

SPRABERRY, HELEN L.
Dumas, Dec. 15 - Mrs. Helen Louise Spraberry, 45, died at 10 a. m. today in Dumas.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lincoln Street Baptist Church of Dalhart. The Rev. M. W. Hall, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dalhart, with services under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Dumas.
   Mrs. Spraberry lived on the Taylor Ranch at Middlewater. She was a member of the Lincoln Street Baptist Church of Dalhart.
   Survivors are her husband, Olie Spraberry of Middlewater; a stepdaughter, Mrs. E. J. Smith of Amarillo; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Tankersley of Cross Plains; four brothers and four sisters.  [Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.]

STACK, MRS. ELLA AGNES
Dalhart, Dec. 9 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Agnes Stack, 92, long-time resident here, were held this morning in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Officiating was the Rev. James Sonderman, pastor. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Walker Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Stack died Monday at 4:45 a.m. in Coon Memorial Hospital where she had been hospitalized since July when she broke her hip.    Mrs. Stack came to Dalhart 48 years ago. Her home was at 921 Denver. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Altar Society and a lifelong member of the Woman's Literary Club. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
   Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. A. M. James of Dalhart; a sister, Mrs. Nora Garvey and a brother, Terry B. Downs, both of Amarillo; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

STINSON, ROAH M.
DALHART, April 5 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Roah M. Stinson, 71, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. W. R. Lawrence will officiate with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Mrs. Stinson died today at her home here, 706 Olive.  She had lived in Dalhart the past eight years.
    Survivors are her husband, James, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mable Roberts of San Jon., N. M., Mrs. Clara Melbus of Dalhart, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hasbaugh of Corpus Christi; three sons, Melton of Borger, Lee of El Paso, Roy of Dalhart; one brother, Charles Garrison of Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, April 6-7 1958, transcribed by Debby Cavalcante)

 

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