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Hemphill County, Texas

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Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Gageby for G. C. Barkley who passed away at his home there last Thursday afternoon.  [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), January 26, 1945 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

Frank Burgett was found dead at his home across the tracks Friday morning about 10 o'clock. The body was discovered in the yard by a Hemphill County News carrier, Leoncio Parra, while delivering The News last week. Authorities believe Mr. Burgett died sometime Thursday afternoon. Mr. Burgett was a deputy sheriff under Tobe Oden, at Woodward, Okla., around 1896. Since that time he has resided in the Panhandle. With no living relatives to mourn his passing, he was buried in the Canadian cemetery Saturday evening at 6:30, age 81 years, 2 months, and 20 days. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), August 11, 1939 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

Mrs. May Cornelius of Weatherford, Texas, died April 17.  Funeral services were held at that place Friday afternoon, at 4:00 o'clock.  Mrs. Cornelius had visited here and was known by many Canadian persons.  She is survived by the following children: Ross, Harry , Gerald, Fern and Ida Lynn, and a foster-son, Joe McCarty. (The Canadian Record, Canadian, Tex., April 24, 1930)

CANADIAN, Oct. 24--Edward Joseph Cussen, 75, of Canadian, died at 12:50 a.m. today in Veterans Hospital Amarillo.  He had been a patient for two months. 
   Mr. Cussen, an attorney, was a veteran of World War I. 
   He was born February 26, 1885, in Windsor, Vt., and was a member of the Catholic Church. 
   Funeral arrangements will be announced from Stickley Funeral Home of Canadian. (Source:  newspaper unknown, Oct. 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

Ben Goldsmith, old-time Hemphill county resident, died Sunday from burns received Jan. 21. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), February 2, 1940 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

Harry Kindel, long time resident of Canadian, died here Monday morning. Mr. Kindel was born in 1890 and is survived by his wife, two brothers and one sister: Mrs. Earl Stuckey, of Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon.  [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), January 26, 1945 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

KING, Mrs. S. M.
Mrs. S. M. King, who with her husband, operated a filling station near the County line, passed away Sunday at the age of 64 years. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), February 9, 1940 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

CANADIAN, September 30--Funeral services for Joseph Colle Lee, 80, resident of Canadian 12 years, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday in the First Christian Church here, with the Rev. Jimmie Mitchell, pastor officiating. 
    Burial will be in Holt Cemetery in Hutchinson County under direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton. 
    Mr. Lee died at 12:45 p.m. today in his home here.  He was born October 23, 1877, in Pike County, Ala.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canadian and was a retired farmer. 
    Surviving are his wife, Nettie of Canadian; two sons, Fernie of Bakersfield, Calif., and Feral of Borger; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bowden of Lobo, Tex., and Mrs. Wanda Collins of Dumas; four brothers and a sister. (Source: Amarillo Daily, dated 1 Oct. 1958; transcribed by Camellia)

CANADIAN, April 7. - Funeral services for Donald Keith Mathews, 17, of Cottage Grove, Ore., formerly of Canadian, were held Monday in Cottage Grove.
    Mathews was killed in a car --- collision near Cottage Grove Friday night.
    Born in Canadian in 1941, he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Mathews, to Oregon about four years later.
    Other survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mathews of Canadian; four uncles, Henry Mathews of 2209 Taylor, Amarillo and Charlie Mathews, 160 Bonita, Amarillo, and J. W. and Lewis Mathews, both of Canadian, and an aunt, Mrs. Arch Ramsey of Canadian.  (Source: newspaper unknown, Apr. 8, 1958, transcribed by FoFG mz)

"Uncle John" Miller, the Panhandle's first blacksmith, died Friday at the age of 86 years. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), February 9, 1940 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

Charley Peet, a brother of Billy Peet and Mrs. Jim Miller, succumbed after a long illness, Monday evening, at the age of 67 years. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex),  Friday, February 9, 1940 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

PORTER, Mother of Mrs.
The mother of Mrs. C. E. Porter passed away this week. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), January 26, 1945 - Sub. by R. Greenlund

CANADIAN, October 9--Funeral services for Clarence Elmer Porter, 58, resident of Canadian since 1932, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday in the Methodist Church in Canadian. 
    Officiating will be the Rev. James Price, pastor.  Burial will be in the Canadian cemetery, under direction of Dunkel-Carmichael Funeral Home of Pampa. 
    Mr. Porter died in the hospital in Canadian shortly after suffering a stroke Wednesday morning.
    He moved to Canadian in 1932 from Elk City, Okla., and was a member of the Methodist Church of Canadian. 
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Porter of Canadian; three sons, Wilbur L., James, (?) and Richard Porter, all of Canadian; six daughters, Mrs. Maisie Morris of Canadian, Mrs. Thelma Oliver of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Hazel Williams of Santa Monica, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Bush of Brislow, Okla., Ruth and Betty, both of Canadian; two brothers, Will of Canada and Bob of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. ----Gilmore, of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Dulcie Case of Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. Mae Morris of Atoka Okla., and 9 grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, 1958 transcribed by Camellia)

Mrs. Laura Virginia Todd, mother of Jep Todd, expired Monday afternoon following a week's illness. She was 81 years of age. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex), February 9, 1940 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

Terry White, longtime Hemphill county resident, died at a hospital in Albuquerque; N. Mex., Tuesday. Mr. White was born in Tennessee July 19, 1883, and spent some time in Illinois before moving to Hemphill county in 1908. He lived on a farm 12 miles southwest of Canadian until 1918, when he came to Canadian and engaged in the blacksmith business which he operated until failing health forced him to retire about two years ago. Mr. White joined the Presbyterian church in childhood and was a member of the local church for many years. He moved to 5615 East Central St.. Albuquerque, in April with the Charlie Hill family, with whom he had made his home for years. Terry was very quiet and his intimate friends knew very little about his past life. He was well liked and had a host of friends, all of whom mourn the passing of a good and kind man. [The Hemphill County News (Canadian, Tex),  July 10, 1942 - Sub. by R. Greenlund]

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