Gonzales County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices

COCKRILL, JAS.
SWARTH, W. G.
MAHON, DOUGLAS

San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 13 --Three violent deaths were reported in the vicinity of San Antonio during the past twenty-four hours. At Beeville Jas. Cockrill, a farmer, was found in a field with his throat cut.  Two strangers are under arrest pending further investigation.
    W. G. Swarth sent his daughter from their home at Smiley and fired a charge of buckshot in his side. He was in ill health and despondent over the recent death of his wife.
    Douglas Mahon, aged 2 years, fell down while playing at his home in Gonzales and bit his tongue. The child bled to death.  The Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, GA), December 14 1910

CONNS, WILL S.
Funeral Held For Gonzales Official
Gonzales, Jan 2 -- Funeral services were held Sunday for Will S. Conns, 69, who died at his home here Saturday. He is survived by his wife, four sons, V. L. Coons, W. R. Coons of Gonzales, Lester Coons of Victoria and Frank Coons of Bartlett; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Spence of Aldine, Mrs. Lula Hammil of Temple, Mrs. Jim Neciey of McAuley and Mrs. J. W. McLendon of Houston, and one brother, W. T. Duff of Alice. Mr. Coons was serving as justice of the peace of precinct No. 3 which includes Gonzales, having been appointed last April to fill out the unexpired term of M. L. Potts. He was re-elected without opposition and was to have been sworn in yesterday Victoria Advocate, Jan. 3, 1929, transcribed by Amanda Jowers.

KELLY, L. E.
L.E. Kelly, a prominent merchant of Gonzales, died there last Friday.  (Sunday Herald, 7 April 1889 - Transcribed by MZ)

PARKS, G. W.
G. W. Parks Picked Up in Road With Gunshot Wound in Head.
Gonzales, Texas, Sept. 30 -- G. W. Parks, a wealthy citizen of this section, was found dead early today on the road from his house in Nixon, near here. A gunshot wound was in the back of his head. At noon today there was no clue to the crime.  San Antonio Express, October 1, 1914 by Amanda Jowers 

 

 


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