Wood County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices



Mr. PINKNEY BISHOP, father of Mrs. Judge W. H. MATTHEWS of Guin, died near Mineola, Texas, October 9th 1895. Mr. BISHOP was once a citizen of this county and had many friends who heartily join Mrs. MATTHEWS in mourning for the loss of her beloved father. "Troubles seldom come single," is an adage that proved sadly true in this instance. Judge and Mrs. MATTHEWS were both made orphans in less than ten days. How sad! Neither were privileged to be at the couch of their beloved parent during their last hours on earth to bid them a last farewell, and received their parting blessing. How sad! We extend condolence and heartfelt sympathy to our friends in this their most sad bereavement. Our friends are not left without hope. They know that their Redeemer liveth! That although they can gaze upon the faces of their beloved parents never again on earth they can and will meet them in the a better world, where the righteous cease  from trouble and the weary are at rest, and where parting will be known no more forever. [Hamilton News Press, (Marion County Alabama) . October 24, 1895 - Sub. by Veneta McKinney]

The Fathers of Judge and Mrs. MATTHEWS Die In Texas
H. W. MATTHEWS, father of Judge W. H. MATTHEWS of Guinn died near Itasca, Tex. on October 1, 1895. Mr. MATTHEWS was a citizen of this county for many years, and has many friends here who will morn his demise. He was very highly respected by this people as an evidence of which he held official station by their voluntary suffrage. Judge MATTHEWS' many friends heartily sympathize with him in his irreparable loss. [Hamilton News Press, (Marion County, Alabama), October 24, 1895 - Sub. by Veneta McKinney]

A Prominent Citizen Dead
At 10 o'clock pm on Thursday, March 22d, Dr. L. A. Mobley died at his residence after a short but painful illness.  On Tuesday night he was stricken down very suddenly with congestion of the brain, which later on involved the lungs.  All the physicians of the city attended him and everything was done that could be to save his life.  On Thursday he called for friends to prepare his will but his sufferings prevented its completion.  This is the fifth death in the family within four years.  Dr. Mobley was one of the leading and most successful physicians of the city, and honored and respected by all.  His death has caused profound sorrow throughout the community. (The Mineola Monitor, Mineola, Tex, Mar 24, 1888)

Alba, Tex., Feb 10 - In this county, four miles from here, Poley Moore shot himself.  He died several hours afterward.  [Jefferson Jimplecute. (Jefferson, Tex.) February 14, 1908]

Our hearts were made to feel sad when the news readied us Monday morning of the death of little Q. B. Thomas which occurred Sunday. Little Q. B. was the son cf Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Thomas. He was the idol of his father's heart, his mother's pride and brother's and sister's joy. To the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters we say "Grieve not: he is at rest." Our lost is his gain, for Christ has said. "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kindgom of Heaven." All that was mortal was laid to rest in the Smyrna cemetery Monday afternoon. Rev. B. F. Ziegler conducted the funeral services amid a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our homes. Which never can be filled. One who loved him  (Winnsboro Weekly News (Winnsboro, Tex.), Vol. [11], No. [49], Ed. 1 Friday, July 30, 1920 )



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