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D. Thomas

D. Thomas Dead
The Hugo Husonian November 4, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Word has been received here of the death of D. Thomas at his home in Talihina, Monday. He was a brother of J.J. Thomas, a Hugo pioneer, and formerly was a frequent visitor here. Mrs. Enoch Needham was a relative of Mr. Thomas.

J.R. McWhorter

The Hugo Husonian October 14, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    J.R. McWhorter died Sunday noon at 12:50 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.C. Byrns, at the northeast edge of town. Mr. McWhorter, who moved here from Texas a few years ago had been ill for some time, stricken with paralysis. He was in his sixty eighth year. His wife died last winter.
    The funeral was held this morning at the dairy and was in charge of Reverend A.S. Wells. Burial followed at Olivet cemetery.

Ruby Tillman

The Hugo Husonian October 14, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Ruby Tillman, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tillman, died Saturday night at the family home near Ervin. The cause of her death was malaria. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at three o’clock and burial followed in the Ervin cemetery.

J.W. Black

J.W. Black Died Yesterday
The Hugo Husonian August 12, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    J.W. Black died yesterday at the home of Charley Simples, west of the city, from dropsy. He was about fifty five years old and had lived here for the past ten years. He was a blacksmith by trade and also installed saw mills all over this section. His funeral was held this afternoon by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. No family resident here survived him.

Infant of J.E. Johnson

Infant Died Saturday
The Hugo Husonian September 2, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Saturday morning the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Johnson, died at the family home northwest of the city. The funeral and burial will be held this morning at Springs Chapel.

Mrs. J.R. Mounts

Mrs. Mounts Died Sunday
The Hugo Husonian July 15, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. J.R. Mounts, of Kent, died at her home there Sunday night. She had been sick with a cancer for the past two or three years. She was about sixty-five years of age and is survived by her husband. The funeral was held this afternoon from the house, which is on the old Dr. J.H. Miller place. Burial followed in the Old Goodland cemetery. Rev. W.W. Armstrong officiating.

Child of C.E. Kelley

Died From Eating Cucumbers
Messer Child Ate Green Cucumber and Died
The Hugo Husonian July 1, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    The five year old child of C.E. Kelley, of Messer, died yesterday morning and was buried this evening.
    The child had wandered into the vegetable garden and plucked a green cucumber from the vine. It was taken ill shortly afterward and death soon resulted. The doctor pronounced death due [to] the eating of the green cucumber.

Tommie Everage

[Report on events of 1902, 13 years ago]
The Hugo Husonian May 13, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    The death angel visited the home of Turney Everage Friday morning and took away his little son, Tommie, who has been sick for some time. Every one joins the bereaved with sympathy in mourning their loss.

Thomas Everidge

[Report on events of 1902, 13 years ago]
The Hugo Husonian May 13, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    We are sorry to inform our readers of the death of Thomas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everidge. The family has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Parents do not grieve, the Lord will claim his own.

Ellis Shoat

[Report on events of 1902, 13 years ago]
The Hugo Husonian May 13, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    We are also under the painful necessity of informing our readers of the death of our old, respected and beloved Bro. Ellis Shoat. Friends and relatives grieve not, he is absent although not forgotten. This entire community lost a valued friend.

Hillery Fleming

Hillery Fleming Died Friday Night
The Hugo Husonian April 1, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Hillery Fleming a valued citizen of Hugo, died Friday night. The cause of his death was due to an actute [sic] attack of the liver. Mr. Fleming was sixty-three years and one day old. He has lived here for a few years. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hastings and Mrs. Ethel Craig.
    The funeral will be this afternoon at three o’clock under the charge of Rev. Phipps.

Mrs. Jim McWhorter

Mrs. Jim McWhorter Died This Morning
The Hugo Husonian March 25, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. Jim McWhorter, mother of Mrs. E.C. Byrns, died at the latters residence this morning at 7:15 o’clock. The cause of her death was from a severe attack of pneumonia contracted eight days ago.
    Mrs. McWhorter was born almost sixty-eight years ago in Blount county, Tennessee. She has been living for a number of years in Enloe, Texas, and was on a visit here with her husband to her daughter when she was taken ill. She is survived by five children and her husband.
    Funeral services will be held at the house of Mr. Byrns Thursday morning at nine o’clock. They will be conducted by Rev. A.W. Wells, of the Baptist church. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Maud McDade

Death at Messer
The Hugo Husonian March 18, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Mrs. Maud McDade died Sunday at her home near Messer following a severe illness. She was born eighteen years ago. The funeral is at four o’clock Monday afternoon and burial will follow in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Mary Trice

Mrs. Mary Trice Died Yesterday
The Hugo Husonian February 18, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Yesterday evening at 6:45 o’clock Mrs. Trice died at the home of her son, T.M. Walton, at the corner of Jackson avenue and Fifth street. The cause of Mrs. Trice’s death was due to old age, supplemented by an affliction of the optical nerves, from which she had been blind for the past three years.
    Mrs. Trice was born near Huntsville, Ala., on the plantation of father, in Madison county, March 4, 1824, thus making her almost eighty-one years of age at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Andrew Dickens, a prominent family of Alabama.
    She married Robert A. Walton, also a member of a prominent Alabama family, October 1, 1850. To this marriage there was born in 1854 the only child of Mrs. Trice, T.M. Walton, one of the leading citizens of Hugo. In 1856 the family moved to Okelona, Miss., and made their home. Robert Walton died April 22, 1870. In 1871 Mrs. Walton married Colonel James M. Trice, of Okelona, one of the most prominent men of that section. Col. Trice was a widower and was the father of Mrs. T.M. Walton and Judge J. A. Trice, both of Hugo. In 1902 the colonel died and since then Mrs. Trice has made her home with her son. In 1908 she accompanied him and his family to Hugo, where she has since made her home. Aside from her son and her two stepchildren, Mrs. Trice is survived by eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
    Mrs. Trice was a woman of strong character, and an especially bright mind. She was well informed and took a keen interest in events. She early in life became a member of the Presbyterian church and was a Christian in every sense of the word. She was devoted to her friends and her family and was loved by a wide circle.
    The funeral was held this afternoon at the residence at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. C.C. Anderson was in charge of the services and a choir from the church sang. Burial followed in Mt. Olive [note: most like should be Mt. Olivet] cemetery. The pall bearers were A.J. Weir, John Larecy, J.H. Warren, Isaac Orine, J.L. Kimmel and W.D. Wallace.

Senator W.P. Stewart

Stewart Funeral
Impressive Services Over Body of ex-Solon
The Hugo Husonian February 18, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Funeral services over the body of Senator Stewart were held yesterday at the home and at the grave. The house and lawn were filled with the friends of the deceased lawyer and in the room where lay the coffin a beautiful embankment of flowers was set.
    Rev. C.C. Anderson of the Presbyterian church conducted the service and delivered the funeral oration. It was clear and a talk of strong conviction, and feeling. His prayer was especially good. Rev. Brantley arrived from Antlers on a late train, but came in time to make a short address which was appropriate and eloquent. Beautiful music was rendered by a choir composed of Mrs. H.H. White, Mrs. G.H. Blakney, Miss Bennie Works, Mrs. W.S. Dean, Mr. Anderson Johnson, Mr. Will King and Mr. S.W. Dean. Mrs. White sang in her usual delightful voice a solo.
    At the cemetery the local lodge of Elks took charge of the services under the leadership of A.M. Works. The beautiful ceremony of the lodge was followed and was indeed touching. The pall bearers were Calvin Jones, R.D. Wilbor, W.S. Dean, Dr. C.A. Thompson, J.W. Davis, and Jake Easton of Antlers.
    Some of the floral offerings such as that of the Elks, the First National bank, Antlers bank, bar association and companies with which Senator Stewart had been connected were especially beautiful.

J.R. Dement

J.R. Dement Dead
The Hugo Husonian February 11, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    J.R. Dement died at his home in the country near Soper. He had settled here a number of years ago and was considered one of the best an most progressive farmers throughout this section. He is survived by a family of a wife and several children.

Lige Cooper

Lige Cooper Died In Paris
The Hugo Husonian January 28, 1915 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    E.L. (Lige) Cooper died at 4 o’clock this morning in Paris. He had not been ill to any extent, but arose at four to take some medicine and died suddenly at the same time. To heart trouble is laid the cause of his death.
    Mr. Cooper, who has a host of friends in Hugo and Choctaw county, has been living in Paris for the past six months, where he was engaged in the meat business. His family had remained here, as they still looked upon Hugo as their home. The family will go to Paris this afternoon and the funeral will be held at the home of his parents, 80 East Washington street, tomorrow morning at 9:30.
    Mr. Cooper was born in Louisville, Ky., October 6, 1868 and had passed his forty-sixth birthday at the time of his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Cooper, who survive him. At the age of fifteen years he was taken to Paris, Texas, where he lived until 1907 when he removed to Hugo. He was married to Miss Olivia Neely, in Hugo he was engaged in the meat business most of the time and the rest of the time was deputy sheriff. He was a devout member of the Methodist church and belonged to the local lodge of the W.O.W. Besides his parents and wife he is survived by five children: Miss Anna Belle, a teacher in the third ward school here, Joseph, Neely, Albert, and Roy, the youngest aged five years.
    In the death of Mr. Cooper the community has lost a good man and a good Christian. He was a man of strong convictions and good principles and his life was worthy as an example.
    Cooper Funeral Sunday
The funeral of E.L. Cooper, who died early Saturday morning in Paris, was held Sunday afternoon in that city. The Methodist minister officiated and his remarks were appropriate and commendatory. The floral offering was beautiful and profuse. The house was crowded. Burial was in a Paris cemetery, following the services at the house. The following from Hugo besides the family attended the ceremony: Miss Addie Matmiller, Miss Inez Barker, Mrs. W.S. Austin, T.E. O’Connell, W.E. Schooler, Homer Campbell, Harold Crain and Morris Goldfeder.

Duncan T. Pardue

Dr. D.T. Pardue Called By Death
The Hugo Husonian December 24, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Dr. D.T. Pardue died at his home, 607 East Jackson, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. His end was peaceful and quiet. For some days he had been ill, but was able to get up and sit about the house. This morning Mrs. Pardue was busy on one side of the house and when Dr. Pardue arose he sat down by the stove in a room adjoining his bedroom. About 10:30 Mrs. D.A. Stovall the only daughter, called in to see her father and noticed that he was unconscious. She at once summoned her husband from town and he secured the presence of Dr. G.E. Harris, who got to the home at 11 o’clock. He pronounced Dr. Pardue dead. Death was caused by heart failure.
    Dr. Pardue has long been a citizen of this community, but has been retired from practice for years. He formerly resided at McKinney, Tex., and led a very active life. He was a gentleman of the old school and will leave a large circle of friends to mourn his demise.

Duncan T. Pardue
Duncan T. Pardue Led Most Useful Life
Served His State In Army of Confederacy and later Pioneered in Texas
Noted For His Charities and Made Use of His Means in Most Wonderful Manner
The Hugo Husonian December 24, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    The funeral services over the remains of the late Duncan T. Pardue will occur from the family residence, 217 East Jackson street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. W.W. Armstrong of the First Methodist church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet cemetery.
    Duncan T. Pardue, who died at the family home Friday morning, was a pioneer, not only in Oklahoma, but of Texas, where he went just after he had served three yars [sic] as a soldier of the defeated Confederacy. He was born at Biloxi, Miss., in 1839, a son of William E. Pardue. He attended the University of Mississippi and the medical department of Tulane, later taking postgraduate courses at Baltimore. He enlisted in the Confederate army hospital service and rose to the rank of surgeon, serving three full years. He moved to Texas after the war, settling near McKinney and acquired large tracts of land. In 1884 he retired from active practice when he moved to McKinney and engaged in the lumber business. Afterwards he organized the McKinney Telephone plant and Ice & Power company.
    At his father’s death he became the head of the family and educated several of his nieces and nephews. In addition he gave to those in no wise related a home and educated several young men and women. He had four brothers and two sisters, all of whom are dead. In 1889 he married Laura Mitchell, and two children, Mrs. David A. Stovall of this city and Horace M., of Kansas City, Mo., are the result of that marriage. He joined the Masonic lodge in 1880. He came of one of the old Louisiana French families, his ancestors settling in New Orleans prior to the colonies of the Atlantic states securing their freedom from Great Britain. The family has since been scattered, only two near relatives surviving Dr. Pardue aside from his immediate family – a nephew, William Pardue, is an attorney at San Antonio, Texas, and another nephew, Charles Pardue, is vice-president of the Wells-Fargo express company of New Orleans, La.
    Since his residence in this city Dr. Pardue has led a retired life. He was known for his courtesy and his extreme love for that which was good.

Maud Pittman

Maud Pitman Was Burned To Death
Hamden Woman’s Dress Caught On Fire and She Died of Injuries Sustained
Mrs. Turner’s Hands Horribly Burned in Endeavor to Extinguish the Flames
The Hugo Husonian December 24, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Maud, wife of F.R. Pittman, residing a mile east of Hamden, was burned Wednesday morning so badly that death ensued that night. Mrs. Pittman with her two little children were at their farm home with Mrs. Will Turner. In some way she got too close to the stove and her dress was ignited. Her screams brought Mrs. Turner to her assistance, and the latter’s hands were terribly burned in her endeavor to extinguish the flames. The accident occurred about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning and at 8 o’clock that night the woman, after terrible suffering, succumbed to her injuries.
    Mrs. Pittman leaves the husband and two small children in the immediate family.

C.F. Dennis

C.F. Dennis Is Dead
Aged and Widely Known Citizen Died at Paris Thursday Night
The Hugo Husonian December 17, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    C.F. Dennis, aged 72, died at Paris, Texas. Thursday night at 3 o’clock, after a long illness, due to an abscess on the lung. The deceased had been for the past several years a citizen of Hugo, and has four children who reside in this city. They are Rollie and Fred, and Mesdames B.D. Jordan and Hall. Two other children reside in the state, one at Frederick, and one at Avant in the oil fields. The other seven children are all residents of Texas. While a native of Texas and long a resident of that state Mr. Dennis expressed the wish to be buried at Hugo, where for the past seven years he has been a resident, at one time being the head of the state dispensary in this city.
    The body was brought to the city this afternoon and taken to the home on East Brown street. Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, after which the remains will be laid to rest in Mount Olivet cemetery.
    The deceased was well and favorably known and four of his children are prominent in the affairs of this community. Beside them the wife is left to mourn his demise.

Lillian Miller

Mrs. Lillian Miller Died Tuesday Night
The Hugo Husonian December 17, 1914 – transcribed by Ron Henson

    Lillian, wife of Engineer R.B. Miller, died at the family home on Darrough street at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening of peritonitis. The deceased was thirty-seven years of age and had been married to Mr. Miller since 1904. She was a native of Lincoln, Neb., but went with her parents to Guthrie at the opening in 1889. In that city she met and married her husband. The father and mother, one sister and two brothers reside at Guthrie, and the remains were sent there today to be interred in the beautiful Evergreen cemetery, the ceremony taking place in the Temple of Masonry in that city.
    Mrs. Miller will be mourned by a host of friends, and the family here have the sympathy of all. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in this city, and the husband is a thirty-second degree Mason. All were prominently connected with the early day history of Guthrie and Logan county.

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