Man Succumbs at 82
B. Baldwin, 82,
of Fruitvale, Van Zandt County, died early Tuesday in a Terrell
hospital after an illness of several months.
will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Oak Baptist Church with
the Rev. Ed Barrett officiating. Burial will be in the Rader Cemetery
at Red Oak.
is survived by three sons, Charles E. Baldwin of Dallas, John Baldwin
of Redmonds, Calif. and Carl Baldwin of Red Oak; three daughters, Mrs.
Elmo Shaw and Mrs. G. M. Lewis of Dallas and Mrs. John Burrow of
Fruitdale; three brothers, F. E. Baldwin of Terrell, the Rev. E. T.
Baldwin of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Kate Fox of Dallas; fourteen
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
-- Dallas Morning News, June 25, 1947, Submitted by: Christina
Saline, Texas.--Final rites for Jesse Norman Bodie of
Fruitvale were held at the Fruitvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed
Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery.
Bodie's survivors include his wife; a son, Jesse Bodie of Fruitvale; a
daughter, Mrs. C. G. Daniels of Fruitvale; two brothers, Dwayne Bodie
of Dallas and J. H.. Bodie of Lancaster; five sisters, Mrs. W. H.
Lewis of Lindale, Mrs. F. B. Bunch, Mrs. J. W. Prestridge, Mrs. L. V.
Thompson and Mrs. J. R. Hazel, all of Fruitvale; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Bodie of Fruitvale, and two grandchildren. -
Dallas Morning News, January 3, 1955, Submitted by: Christina
Ella Crawford, Grand Saline, Dies.
Ella J. Crawford, 67, wife of Nal M. Crawford, Grand Saline attorney,
died Wednesday night at a Dallas hospital after a long illness. She
was born in Georgia and lived in Van Zandt County for forty-five
years, taking an active role in affairs of the Main Street Baptist
addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Simpson Crawford,
Grand Saline, three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Cross, Long Beach, Calif.,
Mrs. Paul Stanford, Canton, and Mrs. J. C. Riter, Dallas; a sister,
Mrs. Lou Stewart, Ranger, and a grandson, Paul Stanford, Jr.
services will be held at Grand Saline at 3 p.m. Thursday with the Rev.
Robert Fling and the Rev. John T. Key officiating. --
Dallas Morning News, April 14, 1938, Submitted by: Christina
Saline Merchant Dies
Saline, Texas, June 11.--E. L. Dorough, 66, pioneer
Grand Saline merchant, died suddenly here shortly after noon Monday.
Mr. Dorough had been in business in Grand Saline for forty years. He
is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral services have not
yet been arranged. --
Dallas Morning News, June 12, 1934, Submitted by: Christina
W. Germany Dies At Grand Saline Home.
Saline, Texas, July 7.--J. W. Germany, 86, Captain in the Fortieth
Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War, died here Tuesday. Funeral
services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday at the Grand Saline
Mr. Germany settled at Edom in Van Zandt County in 1866. In the early
'80s he went to West Texas where he became County Judge of Nolan
County and organized Fisher County. He was a stanch supporter of Jim
Hogg. He had been living in Grand Saline for thirty years. Mr. Germany
took an active interest in lodge and church affairs. He served in some
official capacity in Methodist church for a period of over seventy
years. He was made a Mason at Edom, oldest lodge in this section of
the State, in 1874.
is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. Hal Kennedy of Grand
Saline, Eugene Germany of Dallas, and Garvin Germany of Austin, Julius
Germany, a Dallas attorney, who was his oldest son, died two years
ago. -- Dallas
Morning News, July 8, 1931, Submitted by: Christina Anthony
Saline Motorist Is Killed in Collision.
Grand Saline, Texas, May 17.--Gaston Payne of Grand
Saline was instantly killed Thursday morning two miles west of town
when his car collided with one driven by a man named Simmons who was
attempting to pass a truck and tried to take to the ditch when he saw
the Payne car approaching from the opposite direction.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife and two children. One son, Walter,
is valedictorian of this year's graduating class in Grand Saline High
School. -- Dallas
Morning News, May 18, 1934, Submitted by: Christina Anthony
of an Old Newspaper man.
Point, Tex., Nov. 18.--R. J. Ridgell, Esq., of Edom
died of pneumonia yesterday morning, after a very short illness. His
remains passed through here today, being taken to Terrell for
Interment. Mr. Ridgell was an old newspaper man, having been connected
with newspapers here, Athens and Plano.
is prevailing here now a dense smoke, which is distressing. The sun
appears perfectly red, so dense is the smoke. --
Dallas Morning News, November 19, 1887, Submitted by: Christina
Rites Held For Oldest Resident
Texas, Jan. 2.--Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane Shields,
82, oldest resident of Fruitvale and one of the oldest natives of Van
Zandt County, were held here.
Shields was born Nov. 25, 1866, and was a daughter of the late Joe G.
Cox and Mary Reader Cox, pioneer citizens of Van Zandt County. She
lived all her life near her birthplace south of Grand Saline. She was
a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
are two sons, W. J. Shields of George West, Live Oak County, Texas,
and John I. Shields of Fruitvale, and a daughter, Mrs. Katie Cline of
Fruitvale. -- Dallas
Morning News, January 3, 1949, Submitted by: Christina Anthony
Whitten, Pioneer Resident of Texas, Expires After Illness of Several
Special to the News.
Van Zandt Co., Texas, April 2.--E.V. Whiitten, postmaster at this
place for eighteen years died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.F.
Hawkins, Thursday night after an illness of several weeks. The
deceased was an ex-Confederate soldier and a pioneer of Texas, moving
from Kempter County, Mississippi, to Freestone County in 1868,
settling near Cotton Gin, about five miles northwest of the present
town of Teague.
deceased is survived by a son, L.L. Whitten, and daughter, Mrs. J.F.
Hawkins, and three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Crews of
Navaro and Mrs. J.M. Day of Teague.
body was buried Friday, in the will far exceed the supply alloted to
Mr. [Whitten's] wife, who died five years ago.
of respect to the deceased all business houses were closed all day
Friday and the public school was dismissed. The deceased had
been a reader of The Dallas News for many years. --
Dallas Morning News, April 3, 1916, Submitted by: Christina
notice for Dixie (Key) Finley
A GOOD WOMAN PASSES AWAY
is with sincere regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Dixie
Finley (nee Key), which sad event occurred last week at her home in
Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, Texas. While it was known that
she had been in low health for several months, yet the telegram to her
father, Dr. M. H. KEY, announcing her death was a severe shock to her
relatives and friends; of the latter she had many, and all who knew
her loved her. She was a true, loving daughter, and affectionate wife
and mother. To the grief-stricken relatives, husband and mother-loss
little one we tender condolence. --Dallas
Morning News, Jan.
18, 1894 sd
Wills Point, Van Zandt Co.,
Tex., Feb. 6. Mrs. Y.A. Douglass died last evening. --
Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX) Thursday, February 8,
Nov. 11 (Special) - Funeral services for Roy T. Samson, 78, of Quanah,
will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the
here with Dr. W. E. Norman, pastor, officiating.
will be in
, under direction of Knowles Funeral Home of Quanah.
Samson, a long time merchant here, died Monday night in
, after an illness of several days. He had been in failing health for
Van Zandt County, Tex., Mr. Samson moved to Quanah 61 years ago to
help his uncle operate a butcher shop. Later he became a bookkeeper,
sold real estate and did construction work before he opened Samson
Furniture and Hardware Store in 1911. This store is now operated by
his son Roy B. Samson.
are his wife, Maud; two daughters, Mrs. Oran Mowrey of Paducah and
Mrs. Al Chambers of Littlefield; a son, Roy B. Samson; three brothers,
Earl Samson of Bowie, Walker Samson of Grand Saline and O. E. Samson
of Shreveport, La., and five grandchildren.
-- Newspaper unknown,
November 14, 1958; transcribed by Sandra Stutzman
R. S. "Rabbit"
GRAND SALINE - Services for R. S. "Rabbit" Williams, 84,
Grand Saline, are pending with Bartley Funeral Home in Grand Saline.
Mr. Williams died Wednesday in a Grand Saline
hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Garden Valley, and
lived in Grand Saline since 1975.
Mr. Williams was a U. S. Army veteran of
World War II and worked in oil field construction.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Williams,
Grand Saline; and his sister-in-law, Faye Williams, Garden Valley, Tyler
-- Morning Telegraph, Jan 18, 1990, submitted by Anna Shelton
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