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Obituaries from The Southwestern Advocate 1939
daughter, Mrs. R. E. Jackson, three brothers (C. A., J. J. and L. M. Miller), thirteen.
grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren
She died on August 3, 1939.
Mrs. Eliza Rebecca White, daughter of Judge and Mrs. W. A. Davis, was born on December
27, 1852, in Ft. Bend County, Texas. On December 14, 1879, she was married to W. S. White
and had six children: daughters Mrs. Birdie Jones, Vinson, Oklahoma; Mrs. Stella Evans,
Mineral Wells, Texas; Mrs. Mary Jordan, Portales, New Mexico; Mrs. Willie Hunt, W. S. White,
and Fletcher White, all of Wellington, Texas. She is also survived by a niece, Mrs. Lela Walker
of Wellington. "Mother White" was preceded in death by her husband and a nephew, Charlie
White. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. T. B. Starkey, Wellington; Mrs. D. A. Goodwin
of Paducah, Texas, and twenty-two grandchildren.
She died on June 29, 1939, at the age of 86 years.
Calvin Wesley Newkirk, Sr., 68, died on March 12, 1939. Funeral services were held on March
13, 1939, at the First Methodist Church. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta, Texas.
He married Miss Harriet Jane Mitchell of Atlanta. She preceded him in death. He is survived by
three sons; Charles I. Newkirk, Texarkana; Wesley and Floyd Newkirk, Atlanta; four
grandchildren, Jane Alice, James Calvin, Betty Jane, and Glenna Jane Newkirk.
November 30, 1939
Mrs. J. W. Cason, nee Daisy A. Old, was born near Daingerfield, Texas on January 10, 1878.
On March 6, 1898, she married John W. Cason. They had one daughter, Mary John, and adopted
an orphaned nephew. Interment was in Snow Hill Cemetery, next to her husband.
Rev. Jackson B. Cox died on November 4, 1939. He was born near Athens, Tennessse on June
24, 1862. He came to Texas in 1887. In 1895, he married Julia Barcus, daughter of a pioneer
Methodist preacher in Texas. He is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter and six
Bishop Wallace E. Brown died in Portland, Oregon on November 18, 1939. A native of New
York state, he was born on October 30, 1868.
T. H. Peebles a pioneer citizen of Clarendon, Texas died at his home on November 19, 1939, at
the age of 81. Surviving him are his wife, a son, Richard D Peebles, Little Rock, Arkansas, and a
daughter, Mrs. S. C. Tullos, San Antonio.
Dr. Horace M. Whaling, Sr. died in Austin on November 4, 1939, aged 84.
Mr. Perry Collins Abney died in Dallas on November 10, 1939. Survivors include his wife; two
sons, Rex P. Abney and Phillip C. Abney; two brothers; Dr. J. A. Abney, and F. P. Abney, one
sister, Mrs. Addie Moore. Services were held on November 11, 1939.
Mrs. T. J. Beckham, wife of Rev. T. J. Beckham died in her home in Dallas, Texas. A native of
Tennessee, she died at the age of 70. Survivors include her husband, one son, Horace F.
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