Somervell County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices


George L. Booker Is Buried at Glen Rose
Glen Rose, Somervell Co., Tex. Nov. 28 – George L. Booker, one of the organizers of Somervell County and for about sixty years a county official, was buried here Sunday following a widely attended funeral at the Methodist Church.  Methodist and Baptist pastors of Glen Rose officiating.  Death occurred Nov. 26.  Mr. Booker was born July 6, 1843, near Abington, Va.; served two years in the Confederate Army as sharpshooter in Terry’s Brigade, came to Texas shortly after the Civil War, residing in this section of the State until his death, at which time he held the office of County Surveyor.  During the entire period of his public service he was never defeated for office.
    Surviving are Mrs. George L. Booker, his wife, and the following ten children; Mrs. Y. N. Adams, Ocean Beach, Cal; J. O. Booker, Lufkin, Texas; Carl Booker, Albuquerque, N. M.; Sam Booker, Archer city, Texas; Marvin Booker, Fort Worth; Josephine L. Booker, Lorena booker, George Booker and Moody Booker, all of Glen Rose. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., November 29, 1927)

Glen Rose Boy, 2, Dies at Hospital Here
William Joseph (Billy) Bridges, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Bridges of Glen Rose died at a local hospital Sunday.  He is survived by his parents, a sister, a brother and his grandparents.  Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bridges of Glen Rose and Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McAnuity of Dallas.  Funeral services will be held at Cumby, Hopkins County at 2 p.m. Monday. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tx., April 3, 1939)

Mrs. J. R. Buzan Dies at Glen Rose
Glen Rose, Texas., Dec. 23 – Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist church for Mrs. J. R. Buzan. She had lived in Somervell County eighty years.
    She is survived by eight children, Mrs. M. A. Tharp and Mrs. Truly Booher of Dallas, Mrs. J. W. Leftwich of Graford, Mrs. Zula Gibson and Miss Mary Buzan of glen Rose, Virgil Buzan and Joe Buzan of Glen Rose and Alfred Buzan of Rice., fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Dec 24, 1949)

Dr. Sam Field received a telegram yesterday, conveying the sad news that his little three year old nephew, Sam Field, Jr., youngest son of his brother, Eldan Field of Glen Rose, died yesterday morning. (Dallas Daily Herald, Dallas, Tex., June 13, 1883)

J. W. GOLDSMITH Dies at Glen Rose
Glen Rose, Texas – J. W. Goldsmith, 79, a pioneer resident in the Glen Rose area, died at a local hospital Thursday after a long illness.
   Goldsmith, who had been a railroad man and a farmer and rancher, was retired.
   Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Moore of Monticello, Ark., and Mrs. D. F. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz; two sons, George Goldsmith of Fort Worth and Johnny Goldsmith of Glen Rose, Somervell County; two sisters, Mrs. M. G. Bartlett of George West, Live Oak County, and Miss Maude Goldsmith of Dallas; a brother, Oliver Goldsmith of Waco and five grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Chapel, Glen Rose,.  Burial will be in Walnut Springs, Bosque county. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., April 4, 1958)

John W. Jones Dies on Ranch at Glen Rose
Funeral services for John W. Jones, 80, of Glen Rose, Somervell County, father of William D. Jones, of Mesquite, will be held Friday at Rusk, Cherokee County.  Graveside ceremonies will be conducted by the Rusk Masonic Lodge.  Jones died Wednesday in Glen Rose.
   He was born in Warrensburg, Mo.  Jones held a life membership in the Masonic Lodge of Mount View, Ark.  He had been living on the William D. Jones ranch near Glen Rose for the last ten years.  He had been in bad health several months and recently became ill with pneumonia.
    Jones is survived by eight sons, John Jones of Vichy, Mo; Guy Jones of Sweetwater; Edward H. Jones of Baton Rouge, La; Reid Jones of Rusk; Ben Jones of Gainesville; Glen Jones of Waco and William D. Jones of Mesquite; twenty grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15, 1950)

Joe M. Russell, 63, of Glen Rose Dies
Glen Rose, Texas, Jan. 31 – Joe Monning Russell, 63, hotel owner and former mayor of Glen Rose, died Friday night of a heart attack.  He formerly lived at Grand Prairie, where he operated a café.
   Funeral services will be held here Monday morning with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Fort Worth.  Pallbearers will be Oscar Fox, Doyle cooper, C. E. Lines, Floyd Davis, W. M. Roaden and Ruby Lane. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., February 1, 1948)

Former Dallas Resident Succumbs at Glen Rose
Word was received Monday of the death in Glen Rose of Mrs. Anna Bell Segelhurst, formerly of Dallas and mother of Arthur Segelhurst, 5015 Parkland.  She had been in ill health for the last six months.
   Mrs. Segelhurst was a resident of Dallas for many years before moving with her husband to their farm near Glen Rose, Somervell County, three years ago.  Due to ill heath, she left the farm and moved to her home in Glen Rose, where she was living at the time of her death.  She had been an active member of the Baptist church since childhood. Her son, Arthur, is connected with the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas and is vice-president of the American Institute of Banking.
   Following funeral services at Glen Rose Tuesday afternoon, the body will be taken to Cleburne for burial.
   Survivors in addition to her son in Dallas, include her husband George E. Segelhurst, Glen Rose, and another son, Charles K., of Chicago. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., April 20, 1937)

J. E. Ward Dies in Glen Rose
Glen Rose, Texas – J. E. Ward, 73, of Glen Rose, former state representative and Glen Rose mayor, died Sunday in a hospital here.
   Ward served six terms as representative of the 33rd Legislative District beginning in 1960.
   During the 1930s he served as mayor and was on the board of trustees of the Glen Rose Independent School District. He was a member of the Brazos River Authority board for 12 years beginning in the late 1940s.
   A native of Elgin, Ward moved to Somerville County 52 years ago.  He had been in the dry cleaning business until 12 years ago when he entered the real estate business.
   Surviving are his wife, Hollis; a son, Dr. Billy Edward Ward of Cleburne; a daughter, Mrs. Fredda Roberts of Fort Worth; four brothers, Ross Ward and J. brothers, Ross Ward and J. B. Ward, both of Corpus Christi; D. W. Ward of Bishop and H. B. Ward of Granger, two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Jennings of Austin and Mrs. Dora Stone of Elgin; and four grandchildren
   Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church with burial in Georges Creek Cemetery in Glen Rose. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex, July 28, 1975)

Mrs. Williams of Glen Rose Dies in Dallas
Mrs. F. S. Williams, 71, of Glen Rose, Somervell County, died Wednesday in the home of her son, Dr. Frank L. Williams, an assistant Dallas school superintendent at 3310 Milton.
   Mrs. Williams, wife of a Glen Rose lumber dealer, came to Dallas to visit Dr. Williams several weeks ago.  She had been in declining health for several years.
   The Rev. Clyde Pittman, pastor of the Methodist Church at Glen rose, will conduct services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church.  Burial will be in the cemetery at Auburn, Ellis County.  Pallbearers will be Dwayne Russell and Bruce Younger, both of Dallas, and J. L. Lilly, Dr. W. E. Meader, Wiley Lilly and Melvin Gambrell, all of Glen Rose.
   Mrs. Williams, a native of Maypearl, Ellis county, was the former Miss Stella Eulalia Smith.  She and her husband celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 25, 1948, in the home of Dr. William.  The couple had made their home at Glen Rose since 1910.  She was a Methodist.
   Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband; two children, Dr. Williams and Fred L. Williams, both of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. J. L. Lilly, of Glen Rose, and four grandchildren. (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., April 24, 1952)



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