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Oldham County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices



Sleeping Man is Burned to Death Near Amarillo
Amarillo, Tex., Feb. 7 - When a bunk house in the Majenta pit near Tascosa caught fire in some unknown manner, W. P. Cherry of Tascosa, and manager of the pit, was burned to death. Cherry was asleep in the bunk house.
    When the fire was discovered an effort was made to reach Cheery and rescue him, but it was found impossible to enter the house. It is believed he was overcome by the smoke and was unable to make an effort to escape.
   News of the fire was sent to Amarillo by long distance phone to the office of Wilmering & Mullen, owners of the pit. (El Paso Herald, February 7, 1916, transcribed by P. T.)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Lillie Henrietta Horton, 87, of Adrian, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Doll Funeral Home at Snyder, with burial in the Snyder cemetery.
     The body will lie in state at Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home until 2 p.m. today.
     Mrs. Horton died Tuesday at 11 p.m. in Northwest Texas Hospital, where she had been a patient for five days.
     She had been a resident of Adrian for two years and was a Baptist. She was born Aug. 17, 1870, in Grimes County, Tex.
     Surviving are four sons and two daughters. They are John Horton and Mrs. Floyd Brown of Adrian, H. J. Horton of Pasadena, Tex., C. E. Horton of Oakland, Calif., E. W. Horton of Snyder, and Mrs. Jim Jones of Carlsbad, N.M. (Source: newspaper unknown, Apr. 8, 1958, transcribed by FoFG mz)

Graveside rites for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kimball, of Wildorado will be held at 2 p.m. today in Vega Cemetery.
     Burial will be under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.
     The baby died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Neblett Hospital at Canyon.
     Besides the parents, survivors include a brother, Timothy, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Crouch of Vega and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kimball of Amarillo.(Source: newspaper unknown; dated Nov. 27-28, 1958; transcribed by Nancy Overlander)

Mrs. Beatrice Pauline Traynham, 39, wife of William Traynham, of Adrian, was dead on arrival at Amarillo Osteopathic Hospital at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
    She was stricken ill at her home.
    Mrs. Traynham was born June 8, 1919, a native of Texas, and was a Baptist.
    Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Wagner and Mrs. Wilma Kidder, of Adrian; and six brothers, Artist Fincher of Grand Falls, Tex., Aubrey Fincher of Amarillo, Jack Clyde and Truman Fincher of Adrian, and Jessie Fincher of Dallas.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Baptist Church.  The Rev. Bill Lewis, Baptist pastor, and the Rev. Johnny Williams, pastor of the Methodist Church of Adrian, will officiate.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home. Source:  Newspaper unknown, dated November 4, 1958; transcribed by Glenda Stevens

Funeral rites for Mrs. Beatrice Pauline Traynham, 41, wife of Wiliam Traynham of Adrian, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Adrian Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Lewis, pastor, officiating, assisted by Johnny Williams of the Adrian Methodist Church.
     Burial will be in the Vega Cemetery under direction of Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Grady Pridmore, M. A. Varing, Herschel Tomlinson, Ray Brown, Don Morgan and Elbert Whitten.
     Mrs. Traynham was dead on arrival at Amarillo Osteopathic Hotel at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
     Surviving are two sisters and six brothers. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 7, 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)



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