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Thursday, January 26, 2012

1928 :: Death of Dora B. Douthit

Mrs. Dora B. Douthit Dies Following Fall. 

Mrs. Dora B. Douthit, 82, who received a fracture of the right hip in a fall, died Wednesday afternoon at a Dallas hospital. She is survived by four sons, J.E. Douthit of Dallas, Leland Douthit of Palestine, Benton Douthit of Rockdale and Clifford Douthit of Reseda, Cal.

The body was sent to Rockdale Wednesday night by the George A. Brewer Undertaking Company. Funeral services will be held at the Rockdale Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Rockdale Cemetery. Dallas Morning News, January 26, 1928.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

1926 :: Death of Dr. A.C. Walker

Death Calls Dr. Walker. Was Formerly Prominent Surgeon of Fort Worth. 

Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 13. -- Dr. A.C. Walker, 74 years old, retired surgeon, who died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home, 319 South Adams street, is to be buried in Oakwood Cemetery, following funeral services at the residence at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

Dr. Walker was known before his retirement ten years ago as one of the foremost surgeons in North and Central Texas. He was associated at one time with Drs. E.J. Beall and W.A. Adams, themselves well-known surgeons, in conducting one of Fort Worth's first sanitariums.

Born in Nacogdoches in 1851, Dr. Walker acquired his elementary school education there and later was graduated from the University of Virginia. Prior to his twenty-first birthday, he completed the course at Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York, and his diploma was awarded as soon as he reached his majority, several months later. After returning to Nacogdoches and practicing his profession there one year, he moved to Rockdale, where he lived and practiced his profession for more than twenty-five years.

While at Rockdale Dr. Walker married Miss Gertrude Wright, in 1879, after her death, marrying her sister, Miss Lelene Wright. Mrs. Walker and six children survive him. The children are John C. Walker of Dallas, W.W. Walker of Waco, R.S. Walker of Los Angeles, Mrs. J.D. Davis, Mrs. C.W. Head and Miss Marguerite Walker, all of Fort Worth.

Dr. Walker was a member of the Rockdale Masonic Lodge.

Pallbearers are to be Ernest Douthit of Dallas and Dr. Clay Johnson, Dr. Lyle Talbot, A.S. Dingee, Frank Capps and J.N. Sparks, all of Fort Worth. Dallas Morning News, January 14, 1926. his findagrave memorial page


Thursday, January 12, 2012

1911 :: Funeral of Dr. Kenneth A. King

Dallas Morning News, January 12, 1911. Rockdale, Tex., Jan. 11. -- The remains of Dr. Kenneth A. King of 117 Wall street, Dallas, who was killed in the wreck near Abbott on the M., K. and T., arrived here Monday morning, and interment was made at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. The funeral was from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Leonard Isaacs.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1893 :: Suicided on the Northbound Train

The Galveston Daily News
Wednesday, January 11, 1893

Cut His Throat on a Train. 

A Witness in the Sheriff Olive Assassination Case Commits Suicide. 

Taylor, Tex., Jan. 10. -- A man named Young, between 40 and 50 years of age, and a witness for the state in the Armstrong and Olive murder trial at Georgetown, suicided on the northbound International and Great Northern at 11 o'clock this morning as the train was pulling into the Taylor yards by cutting his throat with a pocket knife. He had been to Georgetown yesterday as an attached witness in the case, and was at Echo in Bell county on the night J.T. Olive was assassinated. Soon after the train left Hutto, eight miles south of Taylor, deceased was sitting on a seat in the smoking car with Sheriff Brookshire of this county, and telling him what he knew about the case. Just before the train reached Taylor, Young left his seat, going into the closet, where the deed was committed. Young's family lives five miles north of Cameron, in Milam county. He had three or four sharp pocketknives and some silver change in his pocket when discovered.

1874 :: Railroad Nearly Finished to Rockdale

Galveston Daily News. January 11, 1874. The grading on the International and Great Northern Extension, southwest from the Brazos River, is nearly finished to Rockdale, twenty-five miles from the river and thirty miles from Hearne, Texas. The temporary bridge over the Brazos is completed, and track-laying is being pushed forward rapidly. Rockdale is about fifty miles northeast of Austin.

Monday, January 9, 2012

1912 :: Death of Mrs. M. E. Wilson

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 9, 1912. Deaths. Special to The News. Rockdale, Tex., Jan. 8. -- Mrs. M. E. Wilson, one of the old citizens of Rockdale, was found dead in her bed, death having ensued some time in the night from natural causes. [her findagrave memorial page]

1912 :: Death of Sam D. Rudder

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 9, 1912. Deaths. Special to The News. Cameron, Tex., Jan. 8. -- Sam D. Rudder, an aged Confederate soldier, died here. He is survived by one daughter and five sons.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

1911 :: Dallas Dentist Meets Death

Dallas Morning News, January 8, 1911 -- Dr. Kenneth A. King, who was killed in the Katy wreck at Abbott yesterday morning, lived at 117 Wall street, Dallas, and was secretary of the State Dental College of this city. He was 30 years old and was born in Bavilla [sic -- Davilla], Milam County. He is survived by a widow and infant child, who are visiting relatives in Anson, Tex. Mrs. King will arrive here this morning at 8 o'clock. Other relatives are four brothers and three sisters -- Dr. F.B. King, Houston; Dr. M.K. King and Dr. Ben R. King, Fort Worth, Hon. H.T. King, Abilene; Mrs. Leonard Isaacs, Rockdale, and Mrs. Letcher, Dallas. The body was brought to Dallas at 7:20 o'clock last night and was met at the depot by Dr. Bradford, president of the State Dental College, and a number of students, who escorted the body to the Ed C. Smith & Bros. undertaking establishment. The body will be sent to Rockdale Monday for burial. . . . [his findagrave memorial page]

Monday, January 2, 2012

1937 :: Renflow Services Held Saturday

Dallas Daily Times Herald, January 1, 1937. RENFROW, Mrs. Alyne, age 59, died Friday at the residence, 217 Sunset. Born in Tupelo, Miss. Resident of Dallas seventeen years. Survived by husband, Dr. G.B. Renfrow, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Farmer, Wichita Falls; Mrs. J.E. Little, Dallas; son, W.H. Renfrow, Corpus Christi; two grandchildren; father, W.H. Poole, Rockdale, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Estelle, Rockdale, Tex; Mrs. Gaddy Hall, Rusk, Tex. Services will be held Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Guardian Funeral Chapel, 2811 Oak Lawn, Rev. Wallace Bassett officiating. Remains will be taken overland to Rockdale, Tex., Saturday, for interment at 4:30 p.m. Leave flowers at her findagrave memorial page.

Dallas Daily Times Herald, January 2, 1937. RENFROW SERVICES HELD SATURDAY. Funeral services for Mrs. Alyne Renfrow, 59, who died Friday at her home, 217 Sunset Avenue, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Guardian Funeral Church, following which the body was taken to Rockdale for additional services and burial. Mrs. Renfrow, wife of Dr. G.B. Renfrow, had been a resident of Dallas for seventeen years. Surviving, beside her husband, are one son, W.H. Renfrow of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Farmer of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. J.E. Little of Dallas; her father, W.H. Poole of Rockdale; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Estell of Rockdale and Mrs. Grady Hall of Rusk and two grandchildren.