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Obituaries

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ABNEY, Hezekiah

Page 50: "Hezekiah H. ABNEY died at his residence in Montgomery County (no date). He was born in Jackson Co.GA 18 Jan 1827. He was baptized into the fellowship of Danville Baptist Church by Elder N. T. BYARS in Jul. 1860."His membership continued there until Dec. 1869 when he and other brethren, holding letters of dismission,came together and formed Spring Hill Baptist Church eight miles east of Danville, where he continued his membershipuntil his death." He left a wife and five small children. "Done in Conference by order of the Church,March 11, 1871." (Apr 19, 1871: 3.4) [Footprints, Vol. 15, 1972, OBITUARIES; DEATH NOTICES FROM THE TEXAS BAPTIST HERALD, Abstracted by Mildred Bagley Smith., Submitted by V. Hartman]

ADAMS, Thomas Jefferson

(Unknown newspaper; Conroe, Texas Feb 22, 1971)
(From a remembrance card from Metcalf Funeral Directors)

Mr. Thomas Jefferson Adams, b. Sep 9, 1894 Montalba, Texas; Passed away February 22, 1971 Tomball, Texas; Survivors: Wife: Mrs. LuDelle Adams of Conroe; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Gandy, Conroe; two grandchildren, Miss Susan Gandy and Mr. Bill Gandy, both of Conroe; one brother, Mr. R. F. Adams, Baytown; two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Nixon and Mrs. V. Johnson both of Palestine, Texas; one niece and four nephews. Clergyman: Rev. Cliff Herrington, Pastor First Baptist Church of Conroe, officiating. Interment: Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers: Homer Shaw, Perry Williams, Edward Gandy, Dan Alley, Lynn Coker, J. W. Simpson, Casey Jones, Jim Talley; Honorary Pallbearers: Seth Dorbandt, Ash Durham, Joe Dan Ivy, Gene Reeves, Judge Ernest Coker, Sr.

ADAMS, Neal Newland

Neal Newland Adams, 67, Bammel, died Friday. Member Cade-Rothwell Masonic Lodge 1151, A. F. & A.M., United States Navy Fleet Reserve. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Dorothy Emily Adams; daughter, Mrs. Garland Procise, both of Bammel,; son, Hope W. Adams, Houston; sisters, Mrs. Ruth McGaffey, San Antonio, Mrs. Gail Reaneau, Houston; five grandchildren. Services Monday, Heights chapel, Rev. Carl Biar. Burial Reshaven Cemetery. Heights Funeral Home.

(On back of card): Funeral services for Neill Newland Adams, 67, of Bammel, will be held Monday at the Heights Funeral Home. Adams, retired owner of Adams and Burroughs Co., a refrigeration sales and service company here, died Friday in Tomball Hospital following a long illness.

At the time of his death Adams was operating a dairy in Bammel. Born in Lissie, Texas, Adams was the son of Hope Adams, a frontier sheriff who was killed in a gun battle in Wharton in 1895. Adams and his two sisters were reared and educated in a Masonic home in Ft. Worth. After 16 years in the Navy, including submarine duty in World War I, Adams was discharged with the rank of chief petty officer. He came to Houston in 1932 and founded the firm he headed until his retirement in 1944. (Unknown newspaper; Bammel, Texas; Jan 11, 1957)

ADAMS, Mrs. Nettie G.

Mrs. Nettie G. Adams, 82, died Monday at her residence. Resident of Houston 10 years. Member of Methodist Church. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. Ray Coats, San Antonio, Mrs. Henry Jonas, Houston; son, Sam J. Adams, Dallas; sister, Mrs, Forrest Mathis, Dallas; brother, Emmett Godbold, Louisville, KY; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Remains to be forwarded Monday to the Sparkman-Brand Funeral Home, Dallas, for services and burial there. Pat H. Foley & Co. (Unknown newspaper; Houston, TX Dec 2, 1957)

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CARTWRIGHT, Dora

DEATH OF MRS. CARTWRIGHT
Mrs. Dora Cartwright, wife of T. Cartwright and sister of Mrs. J. E. Koen of Conroe, died at home in Keenan last Monday and was buried at the cemetery at Keenan on Tuesday. The bereaved husband and other near relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all who assisted us and sympathized with us during the sickness and burial of our sister, Mrs. Dora Cartwright. Mrs. J. E. Koen and other relatives.[CONROE COURIER, Friday June 14, 1912]


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EVANS, Marvin

Marvin Evans, age 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Evans, died at the home of his parents in Montgomery at 3:00 o clock on last Friday morning, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held Saturday conducted by Rev. Calvin Welch. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have the sympathy of their extensive circle of friends. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, August 16, 1912]


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GILLILAND, W. E.

Funeral services for William E. Gilliland, 88, of Conroe, will be held Thursday, Dec 14, at 11 am in Metcalf Chapel of the Pines, with Mr. Peter Vanderhoef officiating. Interment will be in Garden Park Cemetery with Metcalf Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. Gilliland was born in La Plata, MO on May 11, 1884 and died in Houston on Dec 12, 1972.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lessel C. Gilliland of Conroe; one son, William E. Gilliland Jr. of Houston; and two grandchildren, Frances Ann and Mary Lynn Gilliland, both of Houston. Pallbearers will be Dan Madeley, W.B. Weisinger, S.C. Robertson, Seth Dorbandt, B.D. Griffin and W.E. Huston. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Heaton and Winton Kuykendall. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, Friday, December 13, 1972]


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HOOVESTAL (child)

HONEA: The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. P. H. Hoovestal and took away their six year old daughter. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, Friday, October 4, 1912]

HUFFMAN, Adam

Death of Mr. Huffman -- Mr. Adam Huffman passed away at the home of his son, Mr. E. Huffman, 11:30 o clock last Sunday afternoon. 75 years old, death caused by old age. Native of Pennsylvania came to Texas with his son about two years ago. One daughter and two sons survive; Mrs. Howard Ranson of Pittsburg, PA.; E. Huffman of Conroe, and a son in Minnesota. Funeral Monday at the Conroe Cemetery. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, Friday, October 11, 1912]

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JACOBSON (Infant)

HONEA: The death angel invaded the home of Mr. & Mrs. JACOBSON and took away their infant son. [THE CONROE COURIER, Friday, October 18, 1912]

JOHNSON, David Hart

David Hart Johnson

54, of Splendora, Texas, formerly of Rushville, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007 at his home. He was born on May 14, 1953 in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Beverly and Melba Johnson. Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Jackson, his parents Beverly "Budgie" and Melba Johnson of Rushville, three daughters: Shawn Willing (Chris) and Sheri Johnson all of Quincy and Catrina Swenson (Joseph Carter) of Cleveland, Texas, step children: John Jackson of Quincy, Jennifer Baughman (Michael) of Peoria, 6 grandchildren: Khristopher, Kutter, Adreanna, Timothy, John Michael, and Gregory, two sisters: Debra Logan and (George) of Virginia and Dixie Moorman (Earl) of Palmyra and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

David attended Rushville High School and Morrison Technical School, where he studied drafting. He was the assistant manager of the Steak N Shake in Quincy and the Flying J in Houston, TX. He was particularly proud of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at the Rushville City Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 Thursday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. (submitted by Sara Hemp who notes: His mother is Melba Crumley, daughter of Herbert Franklin Crumley and Flossie "June" June Brackett.)


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LEE, Calvin Pearson

DIED, Friday May 31 at his home in Montgomery, Calvin Pearson Lee in his 55th year. Brother Lee was born in Baton Rouge, La., July 11, 1857. He came to Texas when he was 18 years of age and has made this state his home ever since. He was married to Miss Emma Burden in 1890, moved to Montgomery and lived here until his death. From this union there was born two children, a girl and a boy, Miss Mary and Calvin, who, with their mother, survive him to mourn his loss. Bro. Lee was a member in good standing of Evergreen Camp, W.O.W. of Montgomery and was interred by his brother Woodmen with their sad but beautiful ceremony. Peace be to his ashes. [CONROE COURIER, Friday June 7, 1912]


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McGUFFIN, Josephine

Page 5: "Miss Josephine McGuffin died in the town of Montgomery 11 Sep 1870, in the 27th year of her age. She united with the church in Montgomery in 1861. (Oct 26, 1870: 3.3) [Footprints, Vol. 15, 1972, OBITUARIES; DEATH NOTICES FROM THE TEXAS BAPTIST HERALD, Abstracted by Mildred Bagley Smith. -- Submitted by V. Hartman]

MONK, B.J.

KILLED ON RAILROAD TRACK
About 1:30 o clock last Friday morning, B. J. Monk was run over by a Santa Fe train and so seriously injured that he died a few hours later. The accident occurred a short distance west of the city limits and just around a shark curve, and the engineer claims not to have seen the man until he was so close to him that he could not stop his train in time to prevent striking him. Monk was about 23 years old and had been working in Houston and came up from Houston Thursday afternoon and was on his way to his father s home, on the J. Y Madley place near Leonidas, and it is supposed he had gone to sleep on the track and did not hear the train. He died Friday afternoon. [CONROE COURIER, Friday June 21, 1912]

MOORING, Charles

Charles Mooring, whose home was at Montgomery, died of paralysis near New Waverly. He was 34 years of age. He was a native of this county and had been deaf and dumb from birth. He leaves a wife and little daughter, and a mother and brother. He was buried in Montgomery last Sunday afternoon. [CONROE COURIER, Friday June 7, 1912]

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PIERCE, Claudius B.

Class of 1854 – CLAUDIUS BUCHANAN PIERCE. LL.B., Alb. Law Sch., 1858. B. Apr., 1829, Barnard, Vt. Lawyer, Leavenworth, Kan., 1857-93; Kansas City, Kan., 1893-1902. D. Aug., 1902, Willis, Texas. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]


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SCOTT, Lula

MONTGOMERY: Miss Lula Scott, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Scott, after a lingering illness with typhoid fever lasting twenty-seven days, passed away at 7:45 p. m. last Friday, September 20th. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, September 27, 1912]

SCOTT, Bettie Louisa

Bettie Louisa Scott, daughter of Charles F. & Ella Louisa Scott, was born in Montgomery county, January 21, 1899. Departed this life September 20, 1912, thirteen years and eight months old. A little girl that was loved by all who knew her. Her mother's people are Methodist, but she had not joined the church, but a member of the Sunday School. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, September 27, 1912]

SIMONTON, Hon. Joseph Wheeler

IN MEMORIUM
Hon. Joseph Wheeler Simonton, eldest son of R. D. Simonton and Ludie Simonton, was born in Montgomery, Texas Mar 1867 and died at Willis, TX 27 Apr 1912, aged 45 years. Oct. 12, 1898, he was married to Miss Lockett Blair Deon, also of Montgomery, who after a married life of more than 14 years has been left to mourn his untimely death. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX July 12, 1912]

SMITH, Major Benjamin Fort Smith

Died at the residence of his brother, Shelby Smith, in Montgomery Co., on the 10th Inst., Major Benjamin Fort Smith. Major Smith was an old Texian; he emigrated to this country in 1833 and was one of that glorious band who on the plains of San Jacinto, achieved the liberty of Texas. ["The Telegraph and Texas Register" (Houston), 28 Jul 1841; GP, Sub by FoFG]

STEGALL

BYSPOT: DIED: Friday evening, October 4th, 1912, at the family residence near Security, Mr. STEGALL. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn their loss. Another name stricken from the everlasting roll of our old settlers, and a solitary woman in the sunset of life, and a lonely home are left to attest how sadly they will miss him. He had passed the golden wedding day. [THE CONROE COURIER, Friday, October 18, 1912]

STERETT, John

Death of Mr. John Sterett
Mr. John Sterett passed away at the family residence in this city at 3 o clock on Thursday morning of last week, after an illness of about a year. Mr. Sterett was one of Conroe's oldest and best known citizens. He came to this place some twenty years ago from Huntsville, where he had served the state for about twenty five years as a bookkeeper and accountant for the State Prison. His age was 66 years. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at 5 o clock and the remains were laid to rest in Conroe Cemetery. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, Aug 2, 1912]

STEWART, C. B.

C. B. Stewart, aged eighty-one, one of the signers of the Texas declaration of independence, died at Montgomery, Texas, July 28th. Only one signer of the declaration now survives. [The Daily Morning Astorian (Astoria, OR); Wednesday, August 12, 1885, Submitted by Jim Dezotell]

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TURNER, Mrs. J. S.

WAVERLY - Died: On last Monday morning, June 10th, Mrs. J. S. Turner passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Young. Mrs. Turner s age was 74 years and she had been a resident of Conroe for a number of years. Funeral services were held at 9 o clock Tuesday morning. [CONROE COURIER, Friday June 14, 1912]

WAVERLY - Card of Thanks: We wish to thank the many kind friends who so willingly assisted us during the illness and at the death of our mother and for the kind words of sympathy expressed during our trouble. Mrs. & Mr. J. W. Young. [CONROE COURIER, Friday June 14, 1912]

TURNER, REV. J.J.

CARD OF THANKS -- I take this method of extending my heartfelt thanks to friends colored and white, for assistance rendered during the illness and death of my dear husband, Rev. J. J. TURNER, Signed by Mrs. M. J. TURNER. [THE CONROE COURIER, Friday, Nov ?, 1912]


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URQUHART, Nannie

To my beloved friend, Miss Nannie Urquhart, whom the death angel called home on September 25, 1912. [Conroe Courier, Conroe, TX, Friday, October 4, 1912]


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