Tyler County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices

At San Felipe in May, 1871, Mr FRANK BUSHWALL married Miss MATTIE BOYD, a daughter of THOMAS W. and FANNIE (GRAY) BOYD. Her father came to Texas from Mississippi and was a farmer by occupation. Mrs. Bushwall, who was one of 7 children, 4 of whom are sill living, died on May 16, 1911. The children who with their father were left to mourn her loss are: MISS MAUD, a milliner at Tyler, Texas; THOMAS F., who is a farmer near Scaly and married FANNIE ANDREWS; Miss MARGUERITE, who is a bookkeeper and accountant at Dallas; MAMIE, widow of Dr. A.H. WALLACE of Dallas, JOHN LOUISH, a farmer and stockman at Scaly; JAMES BOYD, an adjuster and collctor in Dallas, and CLINT, whose husband NEWELL PAYTON, is a traveling salesman and represented as automobile tire house during the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco. Source: A History of Texas and Texans, volume 4, pg 1822

There was a negro drowned near Grimes' ferry on the Neches river Thursday the 10th inst., named Bill Bradford.  He was going down the river in a skiff with Mr. George Thompkins and was mocking some one whom he had heard preach, and he turned the skiff over and was drowned.  Mr. T. also came near downing.  Another negro came near being killed by jumping off the bank into the shallow water to rescue the one that was drowning. (Source: The Jasper News-Boy, Jasper, Tex., Sept 30, 1874)

Well-Known Citizen Killed.
Woodville, Tex., Aug. 11.- Information is received from Kountz, Texas, that James E. Furlong, a well-known citizen of Woodville, was killed by M. H. Armstead, of Kountz. The cause of the shooting is not known. [Daily Evening Bulletin.(Maysville, KY), August 11, 1884]

Colmesneil, Texas, June 2 - Mr. A. B. Hancock, an old citizen and well to do farmer of Tyler county, died at his home seven miles east of Colmesneil, Wednesday morning, May 30. The deceased was about 60 years of age and a member of Yellow Pine lodge No 679.  The funeral took place Thursday at the family grave yard near his home.  The Masonic fraternity attended in a body. (The Houston Post, Houston, Tex, June 4, 1906)

HOLMAN, Child of C. W.
Child Burned To Death
Colmesneil, Texas: News has been received here that C.W. Holman's 4 year old child was burned to death Thursday  night at hs home, a few miles east of this place. It is reported that the child was standing by the fireplace when its clothes became ignited and before assistance reached it, it received fatal burns. Source: The Rice Belt Journal, Feb 3, 1905

Woodville, TX, August 27. Mrs. P.I. Hunter, wife of Prof. P.I. Hunter, Spurger, Texas, died on the morning of the 25th instant at Warren of typhoid fever. Her remains were interred in the Woodville cemetery Saturday. The deceased leaves a husband and 3 little children. Source: Houston Daily Post, Aug 28, 1899

Woodville correspondence of the News-Boy: Mrs. Kincaid, a very estimable old lady, died very suddenly at the supper table a few days ago. She was nearly 86 years of age. [Galveston Daily News, March 30, 1877]

MARTIN, Congressman
Martin Dies is Forty-Three
Congressman Martin Dies of the Second Texas District is 43. He is a native of Louisiana, but moved to Texas with his parents in 1876; received the rudiments of an English education in the public schools of Texas; is married; elected county judge of Tyler county in 1894; elected district attorney of the First Judicial District of Texas in 1898; was elected the 61st and 62nd Congresses and re-elected to the 63rd Congress. Source: Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot, Mar 11, 1913

Woodville, Tex, Apr 24 - Mr. N. T. Nowlin, a prominent business man of Chester, is dead. (The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Tex, Apr 25, 1887)

Woodville, TX, August 27. Mrs. Albert Pennington, died of typhoid fever the niht of the 25th instant. Her remains were interred in the Woodville cemetery the day following. Source: Houston Daily Post, Aug 28, 1899

Beaumont, Tex, July 30- Mr. L.J. Rigsby, father of our assistant district clerk, died Thursday at his home near Woodville, Tyler county. Deceased was born in Georgia, November 2, 1801, came to Texas and settled in Tyler county 40 years ago and resided there continuously ever since, having died on the same place and in the same house that he first located and built. Source: Galveston Daily News, Jul 31, 1892

Had Lived in Tyler County 41 Years and Leaves Large Number of Relatives in Texas
Woodville, Texas, July 14 - Died at his home here this morning at 10:30 o'clock, Mr. E. D. Seale, age 78.
    Mr. Seale was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens, liked by every one that knew him. He has lived in Tyler county forty-one years. For about thirty years he was a successful farmer, living about six miles east of Woodville. For the last few years he lived in town. He had been strangely affected for several years. It seemed that he knew everything and everybody but could not say just what he wanted to say at all times. With all this, he kept up and went about most all the time, and worked on his little farm near town some this spring and summer.
    For the past month he suffered with a carbuncle, grew worse a few days ago and passed out this morning.
    He leaves twelve children, four boys and eight girls. One son, Lewis, and three daughters, Coo, Nannie and Grace were at home with him. Miss Mamie was at Kirbyville with her sister, Mrs. Hawthorn. Dr. Hawthorn and family and Miss Mamie arrived in an auto just after the father's death. Miss Ruth Seale of Kountze arrived yesterday and was with her father during his last hours. Mrs. Bud Hooks of Kountze, William Seale of Pine Hill, Ala., and Watts Seale of Alexandria, La., are expected to arrive tomorrow for the burial. Henry Seale of Silverton and Mrs. Stephens of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will not be able to get here. Interment will take place at the family cemetery at old Hopewell church, about eight miles east of Woodville, about 3 o'clock Saturday evening. (Beaumont Enterprise and Journal, July 15, 1911, page 3)

Woodville, TX, August 27. Miss Sewell of Doucette died at the residence of her brother, Mr. Charles Sewell, of typhoid fever, on the 20th instant. Her remains were interred in the Woodville cemetery the following day. Source: Houston Daily Post, Aug 28, 1899

WALKER, Deputy Sheriff L. N.
Sheriff and Deputy Killed in Attempt To Arrest Convict
Woodville, Tex. Sept 22 - Deputy Sheriff L. N. Walker was killed instantly and Deputy Sheriff N. V. Walker was wounded when a party of five officers attempted to arrest J. Jackson, alleged escaped convict, on a farm 10 miles from here today.
    Jackson escaped and the posse is still searching with bloodhounds.  He opened fire on the two men when they approached the rear door of his home advices say, and the other three men were at the front door. (Borger Daily Herald, Borger, Tex, Sept 23, 1928)

Judge S.P. West Dead
Passed away Sunday at his home at Woodville. Woodville, Texas, June 8 - Hon. Stephen P. West, judge of the 1st judicial district, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the family residence. The judge was never married. He leaves 2 sisters and a multitude of friends. The funeral will take place Monday after the arrival of the train from Beaumont. Source: The Houston Daily News, Jun 9, 1902

Colmesneil, Tex, Oct 8 – Yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock Mr. Louis Mead Withers died at his daughter's residence in North Colmesneil after a lingering illness.  He was born in Kentucky in 1832, came to Texas in 1868, settling in Jasper county, where he remained until 1888, when he removed to Colmesneil.  Mr. Wither's wife died less than a year ago and he never recovered form the shock.  His remains will be interred here at 4 o'clock this afternoon. (The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Tex, Oct 4, 1905)


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