Yoakum County, Texas

Death Notices and Obituaries




Denver City, Tex, - T. J. Jones remained in serious condition in a hospital here Friday.  He was injured in an oil derrick collapse which killed two fellow workers, Jack Jordan, 28, and H. R. Daniels, 35, near Seagraves. (Sweetwater Reporter, Sweetwater, Tex., Feb 9, 1940)

Mr. J. P. Long received a telegram Thursday afternoon from Roy Beal at Magdalena, New Mexico, stating that Joe Beal was dead.  It was known that he was in a critical condition, but his relatives did not expect the end to come so soon, and his many friends in this part of the country will regret to learn of his death.  (The Lubbock Avalanche, Lubbock, Tex., Aug. 14, 1913)

J.A. Hanson received a letter yesterday announcing the death of his sister,  Miss Emma Hanson of Chicago.  Miss Hanson was teaching in the public schools of Chicago, but it had been arranged for her to come here and make her home with her brother.  Mr. Hanson has many friends here who deeply sympathize with him in his bereavement. [The Lubbock Avalanche., December 28, 1911, (Lubbock, Tex.)]

Former Resident of This County Died In Yoakum County First of Week
G. H. Long has just received the news of the death of his uncle, J. P. Long, which occurred at his home in Plains, Yoakum County, Texas, the first of the week.  Influenza was given as the cause of his death.  Mr. Long was seventy-five years of age and left Weatherford about thirty years ago.  Miss Annie Hunter and Mrs. Emma Holloway, of this city are sisters of deceased. (The Daily Herald, Weatherford, Tex, Mar 16, 1923 - vm)

Pat McHugh, a prominent citizen and ranchman, who has resided in the southern part of Yoakum county for the past several years, passed away Monday of this week.  Mr. McHugh was stricken with paralysis a few months ago and had since been in very critical condition.  He was well and favorably known over this section.  He served as County Commissioner of Yoakum county for a number of years, and at the time of his death owned quite a large acreage of land in that county.  His remains were carried to Stanton where burial was made on Tuesday afternoon. (The Seminole Sentinel, Seminole, Tex. Feb 11, 1926)

Little Child of Rev. and Mrs. Oden Died
Dorothy Jane Oden, the one year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Oden, of Plains, died here Saturday January 21.
    The little girl became ill at the home at Plains, and was rushed to Brownfield where she was given medical attention, and started to lubbock to be placed under the care of local doctors, but had not been here but a little while until the end came.
    The Oden family are well known in Lubbock, the father having been in charge of the lubbock Mission last year, and their many friends join them in the grief of this great loss.  The child's remains were sent to Post City by the Rix company, and interment was in the cemetery there.  [The Lubbock Avalanche (Lubbock, Tex.), January 27, 1922]

Cleaning Gun Man Accidentally Shot Through Brain
Plains, Yoakum County, Tex., May 12 - County commissioner Ed S. Turner was buried in Brownfield Cemetery Sunday, two days after a rifle he was working on for his 14-year old son, Ed S. Jr., exploded and sent a slug crashing into his brain.
     He had served only four months after taking his oath of office.
      The widow and several brothers and sisters also survive. (Source; Borger Daily Herald, Borger, Tex., May 12, 1941)



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