Friday, January 2, 2015

Deaths in Early Kerr County Newspapers, 1903-1904

Deaths in Early Kerr County newspapers.  Many of the early Kerr County papers have been scanned in and are available on-line at several sites.  The earliest date we can locate is 1902.
In a few instances these graves are unmarked or the stones are illegible making these reports especially important.

KMS means Kerrville Mountain Sun.  The dates are in month/day/year order.

KMS 1/8/1903
Mrs. Mary Alice Bond, the wife of J. D. Bond, was born in May 1871 and died in Kerrville January 17, 1903.  Mr. Bond realizing that the climate of Eastland county, Texas, was too damp for his wife brought her to Kerrville just a few days before her death.  Mrs. Bond was a good woman.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church for seventeen years.  She leaves behind her six little children.
Mr. Bond took his children back to his old home, where they will be under the care if their maternal grandmother.

KMS 1/17/1903
Mr. A. Bohnert, a respected citizen of Kendall county, died at his home near Comfort last Sunday.  Mr. Bohnert was a pioneer citizen of Southwest Texas, and at one time was a citizen of Kerr county.
KGS note:  Anton Bohnert is buried at Comfort Cemetery.

Walter Robinson, the 20-year-old step-son of Mr. T. Stanley who resides six miles below Kerville, in the Guadalupe valley, was struck in the head by a flying piece of broken cogwheel Monday evening about six o-clock and died from the injury the following day at 9 a.m.  The young man was operating a well drilling machine at the home of Robt. Hodges, neighbor. ... his parents and two sisters ... The body was interred at Center Point Cemetery Wednesday.

KMS 3/14/1903
Miss Effie Gliddon died in San Antonio Saturday, March 7.  The body was brought to Kerrville and interred at the Mountain View cemetery Sunday.  Miss Gliddon formerly lived with her parents in this city, and was a sister of Mrs. Belle Baker.  R. T. Gliddon of the Gillespie Couonty  News, is at brother of the deceased and attended the funeral.  Mrs. Butfield of San Antonio and Mrs. Dr. Pitts of Tennessee, mother and sister of Miss Gliddon, were also present at the funerrl[sic].

KMS 4/18/1903
Miss Addie Phillips, aged sixteen years died at her home in this city on the 11th of April.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Phillips.
Rev. Wendel conducted the funeral services at the cemetery.  Interment at Nichols cemetery near Ingram.

KMS 11/14/1904
Mr. B. F. Nowlin died at his home in Kerrville, Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 a.m., after an illness of two months.  The funeral services took place from the home on Tchoupitoulas street the same day.  The body was buried at Glen Rest by the Woodmen of the World, of which order Mr. Nowlin was a member.  Deceased was an old citizen of Kerrville, having lived here for many years.  He leaves a wife, two daughters and a son.
KGS note: His first name is Benjamin.  (probably Benjamin Franklin Nowlin)

KMS 11/26/1904
The subject of this short sketch, Mr. Benjamin F. Nowlin, was born in Weakley county, Tennessee, January 19, 1852, and died in Kerrville, Texas, November 14, 1904.  Mr. Nowlin come to Texas in the spring of 1882, and settled in Kerr county, near Center Point, living there about eight years, and from there moved up to Kerrville, where he is resided up to the time of his death.
Mr. Nowlin had been connected with several enterprises in this city, and had made many warm friends in his honest dealings.  He was a member of the Baptist church and had been for about tewlve years, and died as he lived--a christian gentleman. ...  [leaves behind] his wife and his children.  Besides his immediate family he leaves one sister and six brothers, all of whom reside in Tennessee.
KGS note: Benjamin Nowlin is buried at Glen Rest.

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