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Obituaries from The Southwestern Advocate 1939
W. E. McClendon died on April 25, 1939, in Cisco, less than a year after his son, Bryan. He was
a native of Alabama, born on October 12, 1865. After coming to Collin County, he married Miss
Alice McClendon. They had 14 children.
James M. Fuller died in 1939 at the age of 53. He spent 33 years as a Methodist preacher.
Dr. George C. Taylor died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Walker, in Pasadena,
CA. on June 11, 1939. Dr. Taylor is the father of Rev. R. C. Taylor, pastor of the Methodist
Church in Stigler, Oklahoma. Other children who survive him are Mrs. E. Guy Talbot of San
Francisco, California; Robert G. Taylor of St. Paul, Minnesota, J. Rufus Taylor, Temple,
California; and Miss Frances Taylor of Pasadena, California.
Hon. William H. Mayes, former Lt. Governor of Texas, died in Austin on June 26, 1939, at the
age of 78. Interment was in Brownwood, Texas.
Mrs. Martha Kuykendall, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Onderdonk, died in New
Mexico. Funeral services were held in San Antonio and the body laid to rest next to her father.
One daughter survives, Rowena Beth.
July 13, 1939
Evie H. Harkey, wife of Chaplain Claude S. Harkey, was born on September 6, 1880, in Cedar
Bayou, Texas. She was married on December 6, 1910, in Houston, Texas. She died in Denver on
April 12, 1939. He is survived by her husband and a daughter, La Verge, 2 sisters, Mrs. F. Scott
Glover and Mrs. E. L. Fitzgerald, and four brothers: A. B. Davies, E. B. Davies, Eugene and
Gordon Davies, all of Houston.
Sarah Melvina Lewis, nee Pennington, was born in Northern Georgia on March 11, 1858, and
died on November 21, 1938. The family moved to Upshur County, East Texas, then to Oglesby,
Coryell County, where she lived until her passing. She married M. J. Lewis on February 18,
1875, and had eight children, four boys and four girls.
Charles Barton Graham was born in Boonesville, Missouri, on October 25, 1846, and died on
March 22, 1938, at his home in Oglesby. On January 14, 1875, he married Miss Frances Gentry.
He is survived by his wife and eight children, four boys and four girls.
James F. Irby, aged 72, died on April 20, 1939. Services were held in the Methodist Church of
Afton, Oklahoma. He was interred at the family plot at the Shiloh Methodist Church near
Everton, Missouri. He is survived by the following children: Loyd Irby, Wichita, Kansas;
Dwight Irby, Pampa, Texas; Mrs. Ruby Sala, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Tessie Friar, Everton
Missouri; and Mrs. Frank Bassett, Afton, Oklahoma. His wife preceded him in death 14 months
Samuel Eli Acker was born near Columbus, Mississippi, on October 29, 1867, while his parents
were relocating to Texas. He was married to Miss Eudora Booth on January 21, 1886. The
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