Two Men Dead from Poisoning
Were Poisoning Prairie Dogs and by Mistake Placed Arsenic in their Biscuits.
Vernon, Tex., March 26 -- W.W. Parley and Dan Redman, while poisoning prairie dogs with arsenic, put some of the arsenic in their own biscuits by mistake. Parley is dead and Redman is expected to die. [Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot. (Bryan, Tex.), March 26, 1914]
WALDEN, THOMAS F.
Hot Springs, Ark. April 27 - This afternoon Thos. F. Walden of Vernon, Tex, and Mrs. Kenzie of Fort Worth, Tex, were found dead in their boarding house. While asleep he suffocated her with chloroform, then shot her and suicided with the pistol. They arrived last Friday and registered as man and wife. Walden left a note to the landlady saying: "This is not my wife. She came between me and my wife's happiness. We both must die. Have our bodies embalmed and shipped to Vernon, Tex." The suicide was a Vernon merchant. He leaves a $5000 policy in favor of his wife. (The Dublin Progress, Dublin, Tex, May 2, 1891)
Vernon, Tex, Feb. 14 - The mother of State Senator D. M. Alexander of Weatherford died at this place of heart failure. (Bryan Morning Eagle, Bryan, Tex, Feb 15, 1907)
Vernon, Tex., Jan. 19 -- Elbert Armstrong, aged 9, was drowned when the ice on which he was skating broke. His mother jumped in the icy water in an effort to save him and almost lost her life in the attempt. [Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot. (Bryan, Tex.), January 19, 1916]
Babe Boungel was accidentally killed at Vernon, Tex by his 19-year old son. (Bryan Morning Eagle, Bryan, Tex., May 10, 1899)
Under The Wheels
Vernon, Tex., May 2 - Saturday evening near Harrold, on the west-bound passenger train. Willie Bridges of Fort Worth, a lad some 12 or 13 years of age was either thrown or fell from the cowcatcher of the engine and run over, receiving injuries from which he died. He in company with two boys ran away from home. (Velasco Daily Times, Velasco, Tex, May 10, 1892)
CARTHEL, Mrs. IRENE
Lockney, Nov. 14 (Special) - Mrs. Irene Carthel, 48, resident of Floyd County since 1923, died of a heart ailment at 2 p.m. today in Medical-Surgical Hospital in Lockney. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Lockney.
Mrs. Carthel was born July 3, 1910, in Wilbarger County, and was married to W. F. (Cap) Carthel on September 10, 1927.
Survivors are her husband; three sons, Keith, Bobby and Royce, all of Lockney; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Howard of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Mrs. Carl Turner, Lockney; two brothers, Doyle Harrison of Lockney and Guy Harrison of Oklahoma city; five sisters, Mrs. Monette Gee and Mrs. Lennie Smith, both of Lockney, Mrs. Melvin Glass of Amarillo, Mrs. J. E. Perkins of Denver and Mrs. Oleta Patton of Fort Worth, and 10 grandchildren. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 14, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)
LOCKNEY, Nov. 15 --Services for Mrs. Irene Carthel, 48, resident of Floyd County since 1923, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church of Lockney with Rev. Charles Broadhurst, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carthel died of a heart ailment at 2 p.m. Friday in the Medical-Surgical Hospital in Lockney.
She was born July 3, 1910, in Wilbarger County, and was married to W. F. (Cap) Carthel on September 10, 1927.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Keith, Bobby and Royce, all of Lockney; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Howard of Alexandria, La., and Mrs. Carl Turner, Lockney; two brothers, Doyle Harrison of Lockney and Guy Harrison of Oklahoma City; five sisters, Mrs. Monette Gee and Mrs. Lennie Smith, both of Lockney, Mrs. Melvin Glass of Amarillo, Mrs. J. E. Perkins of Denver and Mrs. Oleta Patton of Fort Worth, and 10 grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 15, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
Killed by Lightning
Vernon, Tex., May 19 - Last evening about 8 o'clock Kyle Cleckner, a 15 year old boy, living about two miles west of Vernon, while driving up cows was struck by lightning and killed. His horse was also killed. his father was near him at the time but was not hurt. They were on the prairie and not near a wire fence. [The Daily Ardmoreite(Ardmore, Okla.), May 20, 1901]
DARNELL, Dr. D.C.
Prominent Texas Physician Dead
Vernon, Tex., April 4 - Dr. D.C. Darnell, a well known Texas physician, died here today. He was a high Mason. The burial will be at Grand Saline. [Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot. (Bryan, Tex.), April 04, 1914]
Azrie Jackson, 66, of Vernon, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital here.
He was born Sept. 1, 1892, in Emery, Tex., and was a member of the Baptist church. He had worked for the Underwood Funeral Home.
Mr. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Annie Zuelar Haywood of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Clark of Dallas and Mrs. Beatrice Phillips of Denison; and four grandsons.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Austin Funeral Home. (Source: Newspaper unknown, November 14, 1958; transcribed by Sandra Stutzman)
Funeral services will be held for Azrie Jackson, 66, Monday at 1 p.m. in Vernon, under the direction of Austin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Vernon.
Mr. Jackson died Wednesday in the Amarillo Veterans Hospital. He was born September 1, 1892, in Emory and was a member of the Baptist Church. He worked for the Underwood Funeral Home of Vernon.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Annie Zuclar Haywood, of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Clark of Dallas and Mrs. Beatrice Phillips of Denison, and four grandchildren. (Source: newspaper unknown, Nov. 15, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)
KESLER, MRS. M. M.
Chose Death When Health Failed
Vernon, Tex, Jan. 21 - Mrs. M. M. Kesler, long a resident here, died last night from poisoning. Failing health is given as the cause. (The Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot, Bryan, Tex, Jan 21, 1916)
KITCHENS, REV. RUFUS
QUANAH, Dec. 19 (Special)-The Rev. Rufus Kitchens, 57, retired Methodist minister, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital here. He had been ill for a long time.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Methodist Church here with Rev. Vernon N. Henderson, pastor of San Jacinin Methodist Church in Amarillo, officiating, assisted by the Rev. M. Horace Brooks, pastor of Quanah Methodist Church, and the Rev. Ray L. Moore of Brownfield.
Burial will be in East View Cemetery at Vernon, under direction of Knowles Funeral Home of Quanah.
The Rev. Mr. Kitchens had retired from his ministry in Whiteface about two years ago to come to Quanah to live in a home for retired ministers.
Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Weldon McCormick of Denver City and Miss Christine Kitchens of the home. Source: Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.
MALIN, Mrs. D. L.
Mrs. Ruth Malin, 50, resident of Allison, died in a Lubbock hospital at 11 a.m. today after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Vernon May 14, 1908. She was a member of the Allison Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon. Dr. J. E. Shewbert, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Vernon, will officiate. Burial will be in East View Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, D. L. Malin; two sons, Charles of the U. S. Navy, and Joe David of Allison; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann, a student at West Texas State College in Canyon; her mother, Mrs. A. A. Galloway of Vernon; two sister, Mrs. Artie Reed of Lubbock, and Mrs. Sam Zumwalt of Junction City, Kan.; and one brother, Hal Galloway of Houston. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Dec. 1958; transcribed by Susan Geist)
MITCHELL, JOHNNY C.
BORGER, Nov. 9 - The body of Johnny Mitchell, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Mitchell of 417 S. Weatherly, was sent to Vernon today for services and burial tomorrow.
The youngster died after being crushed beneath the wheels of a trailer about 2 p.m. Saturday near Gruver.
Hansford County Sheriff J. B. Cooke of Spearman, said the Borger youth was dead upon arrival at Hansford County Hospital. The boy was visiting his uncle, Leo Mitchell, of Gruver and was helping his cousin, LeRoy Mitchell, about 13, haul water to a swine pen east of Gruver when the accident occurred.
Sheriff Cooke said the boys were pulling a water tank mounted on a trailer and the Mitchell boy stepped from the pick-up truck pulling the trailer to check the load.
When he attempted to climb back into the truck his foot slipped and fell under the trailer's wheels.
The body was taken to Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Spearman.
He was a student at Sam Houston Junior High School in Borger. His family only recently moved to Borger from Vernon.(Source: newspaper unknown, dated November 12, 1958, transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title.)
NORMAN, MRS. J. and Daughter
Fearful Fate - Mother and Daughter Burned to Death While Preparing Breakfast
Vernon, Tex, Oct 7 - While preparing breakfast Saturday morning Mrs. J. Norman and daughter were burned to death. In kindling the fire in the stove coal oil was used. An explosion resulted and their clothing was ignited. (Bryan Morning Eagle, Bryan, Tex., Oct 8, 1905)
MEXICAN VETERAN DIED AT VERNON
Helped R. E. Lee Transport Supplies Across Desert on Camels for Troops.
Vernon, Tex., March 10 — Captain Fred Ratcliff, a veteran of the Mexican and Confederate wars, died last night, aged 85 years. He was with Captain Robert E. Lee when camels were unloaded at Camp Verita, Texas, for use in transporting supplies over the deserts between Southwestern forts before the civil war. [Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, Tex.), March 10, 1915,]
ROWLAND, J. S.
J. S. Rowland, father of two residents of Amarillo, died Sunday night at his home in Vernon. He was the father of Mrs. Marie Diane Finkler, 521 W 5th, and Mrs. Frank Wardie, --- Austin. Surviving also are two other daughters, Mrs. Theida Mitchell of Houston and Mrs. Ralph Adams of Vernon, and three sons, Kevin Rowland, Thence Rowland, and W. T. Rowland, all of Vernon. Arrangements for funeral services had not been arranged last night. (Source: newspaper unknown, dated Apr. 21-24, 1958, transcribed by Kristine Metoyer)
Sneed Juror Dies with Heart Failure
Vernon, Tex., Sept 4 - W.B. Tell, a juror in the Sneed trial here, died this morning of heart failure at Fargo. [Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, Tex.), September 04, 1913,]
We clip the following from the Kansas City Journal of July 3: "Vernon, Tex., July 3 - H.C. Thruston, known as the Texas giant, standing seven feet and nine inches in height, is dead at his home here, aged 77 years. One son of four surviving is over 7 feet tall." [Morgan County Republican. (Versailles, Mo.), July 08, 1909]
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