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Titus County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices

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BOYD, A. P.
At Mount Pleasant, Texas, A. P. Boyd, a local editor of the Titus county Times, was found dead with his throat cut. He was suspected of being the correspondent of a scurrilous paper published in Kansas City, but it is not known that he was killed on that account.  
[Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]), June 02, 1891]

A CORRESPONDENT KILLED.
Mount Pleasant, Tex., June 2. O. P. Boyd, local editor of the Titus County Times, was found dead yesterday morning a short distance from town with his throat cut from ear to ear. He was suspected of being a correspondent of a scurrillous paper published in Kansas City, but it is not known that he was killed on that account. He was 25 years of age and generally believed to be and exemplary young man.   [The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo.(Sedalia, Mo.), June 09, 1891]

COPELAND, LEE
Lee Copeland, who was mistaken at Mount Pleasant, Tex., for a burglar and shot, died in the Botton Belt hospital at Texarkana. 
[Palestine daily herald.(Palestine, Tex.), September 02, 1905]

LOCKABY, DAVE
Drops Dead Sunday
Dave Lockaby, aged 37 years, dropped dead at his home on W. M. Henderson's place 6 miles southeast of town Sunday afternoon from the effects of heart disease.  Mr. Lockaby was a man of excellent character and will be sorely missed in his section.  He leaves three small sons and a daughter, and several brothers.  His wife has been dead for some time.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Hickory Hill cemetery, Rev. Jno. A. McClung conducting the services. (The Times Review, Mount Pleasant, Tex., Sept 14, 1923 – vm)

NELSON, Rev. STUART
Prominent Clergyman Dies
Mount Pleasant, Tex., June 15 - Rev. Stuart Nelson, a leading Methodist clergyman, is dead.  [The Caucasian (Shreveport, La.), June 16, 1907]

PARKER, Rev. C.A.
Rev. C.A. Parker, who represented Titus county in the Eleventh legislature, and who introduced the bill for the division of Titus county, which at that time was composed of what now are Morris, Franklin, and Titus counties, died at his residence in Franklin county, January 19, 1886. [Fort Worth Daily Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), January 23, 1886]

SAVAGE, HENRIETTA
Little Rock, February 7 - Mrs. Henrietta Savage, an old and well-known resident, died in Titus county, Texas, on the first instant. [Memphis Daily Appeal.(Memphis, Tenn.), February 08, 1879]

SMITH, FRANK
Freight Brakeman Killed
Last Saturday while braking on the Eastbound through freight near Saltilio, Frank Smith fell from the top of a car and was run over and killed by the train. The lifeless body was picked up and brought to Mt. Pleasant, where it was prepared for burial. The deceased had been with the Cotton Belt for quite awhile and well known by a number of people here. He was about 40 years old and leaves a mother at Monroe, La, where the remains were taken for burial. - [Journal, Mt. Pleasant] - (The Omaha Breeze, Omaha, Tex, Jan 17, 1912)

THURSTON, BEN
Ben Thurston, who was seven and a half feet in height, recently died in Titus county, Texas.  His father is nearly eight feet high.  [The Northern Pacific farmer.(Wadena, Minn.), February 19, 1880]

 


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