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Obituaries from The Southwestern Advocate 1939
March 9, 1939
James Emery Rogers, eldest son of Thomas and Martha Knight Rogers, was born in Robertson
County, Texas, on November 11, 1867. He died on January 25, 1939, in Amarillo, Texas. In
February of 1892, he married Miss Kate Degraftenreid of Wichita County. They had four
children: Mrs. Gladys Thompson, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mabel Rogers, Clayton New
Mexico, Paul Rogers, Amarillo, T, and Leslie Rogers of Plainview, Texas. His, wife, mother
and children survive him.
Mrs. Etha Steinhagen Brown was born on February 11, 1871, in Anderson County and died on
February 8, 1939. She was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Steinhagen. She married
Dudley Brown on January 22, 1902. Mr. Brown preceded his wife in death on April 1, 1933. She
is survived by sisters, Mrs. Bertha Rast of Waco and Mrs. J. H. Shope of Uvalde and many
nieces and nephews.
Samuel A. Orr, aged 79, died in the home of his daughter in Rockdale, Texas. On February 8,
1939, and was buried in Avinger, Texas, his hometown. His wife preceded him in death.
Survivors include Frank Orr of Dallas; Mrs. W. H. Birdwell of Rockdale, Texas; Mrs. Joe Early
of Linden, Texas, Mr. C. C. McGaite of Moving Port, Louisiana; Mrs. J. L. Whitworth of
Rockdale; Mrs. R. C. Midlothian of Jefferson, Texas.
Mrs. Margaret Minerva Ross McQuary was born in Elm Creek, Milam County, Texas, on
June 24, 1857, and died October 22, 1938, in Lilac, Milam County, Texas. Mrs. McQuary was
the daughter of Rev. David and Nancy Hampton Ross, pioneer settlers of Milam County. She
married David Demetris McQuary on January 2, 1876. David died on February 18, 1895. They
had 10 children, 2 dying in infancy. Survivors include: Tom of Davilla, Ed of Friendship, Mrs. S.
C. Snowden of Aqua Dulce, Lewis of Seven Sisters, Miss Mettie and Ross of Lilac, Mrs. C. L.
Hatcher of Dallas and Reatherford of Austin, 23 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, and
March 16, 1939
Edward Ralston Williams died February 22, 1939, age 87. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Bettie Moore Williams, and his five children, George W. Smith, Robert Y. Williams, Edward H.
Williams, Mrs. Albert Goodman and Mrs. James Rosborough. His body was laid to rest in
Bryan, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Hillard Williams of Midland Texas.
Jessie B. True was born Aug. 26, 1884, in Wise County, Texas, and died February 22, 1939.
He was married to Sallie Buck May 8, 1910, and they had 4 children, 1 dying in infancy.
Survivors include Martin of Houston, Mrs. Clauson Fuller of Lubbock, Miss Juanita of Lockney,
four brothers; Ed of McAlister, New Mexico, Len of Holdenville, Oklahoma, S.M. of Plainview
and Charles of Dallas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sim Wright of House, New Mexico, Mrs. Lee Farrington of
McAlister and a host of friends. He was buried in the Floydada Cemetery in Lockney.
J. A. West was born April 13, 1858, in Old Jamestown, Smith County, Texas, the son of Sim
and Rutha West. He was married to Miss Sarah Castleberry on December 20, 1877. He died on
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