Saturday, January 3, 2015

Deaths in Early Kerr County Newspapers,1905

Deaths in Early Kerr County newspapers, 1905.  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 2/18/1905
Mrs. Fannie Hicks died at her home on Tchoupitoulas street Wednesday, February 15.  Mrs. Hicks had been an invalid for several years.  She leaves a husband and two little girls...The funeral took place from the residence Thursday. Interment was made at Glen Rest cemetery.

KMS 3/18/1905
Dennis Tighe, who had been here for some time with his sister, in search of health, died Tueday morning  The remains were shipped to his home at Sidell, Ill., for interment.
KGS note:  He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois.

KMS 5/20/1905
Selma Perner, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perner, who lived near Comfort, died of a rattlesnake bite.
KGS note: She is buried at Comfort Cemetery, Kendall County.

O.C. Bulwer left for Yoakum in response to a telegram that his sister was dying.

KMS 6/10/1905
Ed. B. Gerdes on Monday, June 5, from heart failure. Born in San Antonio in 1867.  "He had spend a number of years in Kerrville at different times prior to 1900, when he returned here and purchased the present Gerdes Hotel."
KGS note: Edward B. Gerdes is buried at Glen Rest Cemetery.

KMS 6/17/1905
August Faltin died in Comfort on June 9, after a lingering illness of six weeks.  Born in Danzig Germany, July 19, 1830, he was married to Miss Clara Below in Leipzig, 1856. Came to American in 1856. Survived by his widow, two sons, Richard and Aug. S.; and three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Flach, Mrs. Otto Flach, of Comfort, and Mrs. Morgenstern, of Bremen, Germany. Funeral at family residence, burial at Comfort cemetery.  Services conducted by Rev. Lettner of the Lutheran church.

KMS 7/1/1905
Mart Caddell, who had been sick for several months at the home of his son near Japonica, died of blood poison last Wednesday.  Interment in Japonica cemetery.
KGS note: Martin E. Caddell is buried at Hunt Cemetery.

KMS 7/8/1905
"The infant child of Mr. and Mr. T. E. Teeter died at the home of its parents, in Kerrville, Tuesday, July 4. "

"Johnnie Cravey, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Cravey, who formerly lived in Kerrville, but now residing near Boerne, died at the home of his parents on the 6th inst. Death is supposed to have resulted from the bite of some poisonous insect."
KGS note: John W. Cravey is buried at Boerne Cemetery, Kendall County.

R. S. Burkett, of Kerrville, died in Vera Cruz, Mexico on June 3, 1905.

Z. B. McMillen, formerly of Kerr County, found dead at his home in Leakey, Texas, June 28, 1905.  Had been dead about a week.

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