Rains County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices

ALLRED, Judge T. M.
Childress, Tex., Jan. 13. Judge Thomas M. Allred died here yesterday of consumption. Mr. Allred came to this place from Emory, Tex., last year and in a short time he won the respect of all. He was buried with Masonic honors.  The Masonic Lodge from Vernon came in a body to attend the burial ceremonies. (Dallas Morning News,  January 14, 1890)

Assassination Near Emory
Farmer Attracted to the Yard by a Noise Fired on in the Dark
Emory, Tex., Dec. 29. – Charles Carter, residing four miles northwest of Emory was shot and killed at his home about 7 o’clock last evening.  He heard a noise in his yard and went to the outside door to investigate, when he was fired upon.  He fell upon the front porch and died in about two hours.  Forty-one buckshot penetrated his left breast just below the heart.  Officers are making a diligent search, but thus far they have no clue and not arrest has been made.   (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, Monday, December 30, 1901)

COZART, Child of JOE
The little 18 months old child of Joe Cozart died this morning at 4:30 o'clock.  Funeral services will be had at Lone Star, conducted by Rev. Thos. Dement at 5:30 this evening.  (Rains County leader, Emory, Tex., July 16, 1909 – vm)

July 30 - Barbey S. Hoskins formerly of Anna, Collin County, died here yesterday. (Dallas Morning News, 1899-08-01  BZ)

Azrie Jackson, 66, of Vernon, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital here. He was born Sept. 1, 1892, in Emery, Tex., and was a member of the Baptist church. He had worked for the Underwood Funeral Home.
     Mr. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Annie Zuelar Haywood of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Clark of Dallas and Mrs. Beatrice Phillips of Denison; and four grandsons.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Austin Funeral Home. (Newspaper unknown, November 14, 1958; transcribed by Sandra Stutzman)

Funeral services will be held for Azrie Jackson, 66, Monday at 1 p.m. in Vernon, under the direction of Austin Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Vernon.
    Mr. Jackson died Wednesday in the Amarillo Veterans Hospital.  He was born September 1, 1892, in Emory and was a member of the Baptist Church.  He worked for the Underwood Funeral Home of Vernon.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Annie Zuclar Haywood, of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Clark of Dallas and Mrs. Beatrice Phillips of Denison, and four grandchildren. (newspaper unknown, Nov. 15, 1958, transcribed by Camellia)

Mrs. Oran Looney of the Freedom community died Sunday morning with congestion, after only a few days illness.  Her remains were interred in the Greenview graveyard in Hopkins county Sunday evening.  She was a young woman and had been married only about four months.  The Leader sympathizes with the young husband.   (Rains County leader, Emory, Tex., July 16, 1909 - vm)

Emory, June 1. – J.W. Montgomery, sheriff of Rains County, died yesterday of flux.  (Galveston Weekly News, Galveston, TX, Thursday, June 8, 1882)

Emory, Tex., Feb. 6. Capt. John NICHOLS, one of the best men of this county, died at his residence. (Dallas Morning News,  February 7, 1890)

Killing at Emory
Corpse Found Buried in a Corn Field.  An Arrest Made.
Emory, Tex., April 11 – Bob Rowell, who had been missing since last Monday evening, was found dead and buried in a corn field early this morning.  John Goff was arrested.  There was some excitement, but quiet prevails now. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, Sunday, April 12, 1903) 


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