The DeFuniak Herald – December 1916 – Obituaries

December 1916 Obituaries


1916 Dec 21– H L Berry of San Diego, Ca had been killed by accidental discharge of pistol while engaged in cleaning the weapon.  He was a former citizen of DeFuniak Springs, having moved with his family to CA something like 3 yrs ago.


1916 December– Last Thursday night a bridge across Shoal river, right above Crestview, collapsed with the result that Mrs J C Owens and little daughter together, with part of the team, were drowned.  Mr Owens who formerly lived in the Alaqua neighborhood was moving with his family to Okaloosa Co. and arrived at the bridge after nightfall unknowing that it had been condemned and was unsafe, hence the deplorable accident.  The body of Mrs Owens was found days later about a mile down river. The body of the little girl has not yet been recovered.


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The DeFuniak Herald – October 1916 – Obituaries

October 1916 Obituaries


1916 Oct 5– Mrs A F Bullard died in Highsmith Hospital, this city Saturday from acute luchemia. Mrs

Bullard was before her marriage Euphie Autry, daughter of the late W W & Emeline Autry.  She

was born Oct 18, 1884 near Steadman.  She was married July 8 1908 to Mr A F Bullard.

She attended Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs, now Flora MacDonald College.

Survivors include 2 children, Catherine Emeline, age 7 and A F Jr age 13 months, another little

girl Sarah Brooks died some 2 or 3 yrs ago. Funeral was held this afternoon at Stedman. (Daily

Observer, Fayetteville, NC)


1916 Oct 26– James Bishop of Argyle died last Wednesday.  He leaves a wife, 4 children and a brother,

besides a host of friends.


1916 October– Oscar R Smith at Bonifay sometime during the night last night.  Mr Smith was a printer and

newspaperman, onetime being employed at the Breeze, he was also the founder of the

Florala (Ala) Democrat where he resided for over 10 years.


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The DeFuniak Herald – September 1916 – Obituaries

September 1916 Obituary announcements for Kenneth Bruce


1916 Sept 7– Kenneth Bruce died at Hot Springs Sunday afternoon.  Funeral will be held this afternoon

at 5 o’clock.


1916 Sept 21– Funeral of Kenneth Bruce, was held Thursday Sept 7. He was escorted to the cemetery

by a cortege fully a mile in length, over 100 autos and other conveyances were used.

(A long article, listing who sent flowers, and attended ).


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The DeFuniak Herald – July 1916 – Obituaries

July 1916 Obituaries


1916 July 20–  Mr Roland White of Pensacola died at his home Friday.


1916 July 27– Sheriff  J M Bell died at John Hopkins Sanitarium in Baltimore.  Dr D H Simmons who left

here with Bell is expected to arrive with body tomorrow or Saturday.  After services burial

will be in DeFuniak cemetery.  Murdock Bell was the best sheriff we ever saw and our heart-

felt sympathy to his father, mother, brother Thad Bell, and other relatives.


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The DeFuniak Herald – March 1916 – Obituaries

March 1916 Obituaries


1916 March 2– Judge W F Parish, county judge of Walton died in this city last Sunday night abt 12 o’clock.

Services held Tuesday with burial at DeFuniak cemetery.


1916 March 9– Mrs Margaret Campbell of this city died at home of her daughter Mrs Wesley Jones last

Saturday. Body was taken to family burying ground at Euchee Valley where it was laid to

rest last Sunday.


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The DeFuniak Herald – February 1916 – Obituaries

February 1916 Obituaries


1916 Feb 10–  Miss Mary Wooten (Lead says Mrs Mary Wooten) died Monday at her home near Glendale,,

leaving a large family connection and friends to mourn her death.


1916 February–  Rev. A C S Smythe, rector of the St Agatha Episcopal Church of our city, died Monday night

at the family residence.   He contacted a cold several weeks ago while at Santa Rosa, where

he was rector.  The funeral occurred yesterday, with burial at the city cemetery.  Dr Symthe

leaves a widow, 3 sons and other relatives.  He was a native of Philadelphia.


1916 February– Mrs Mary Elizabeth Flournoy died at her home in this city last Thursday at the age of 82 yrs

and 2 months. Services held and burial in Valley cemetery Friday afternoon.   Mrs Flournoy

having outlived her husband and 5 of her children. Survivoring children are T J Flournoy,

Mrs S P McCaskill of Rising Star, Texas, Mrs Fannie Gavia, John F, Mrs John Chisholm and

Mayor W W Flournoy all of Fla.


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The DeFuniak Herald – October 1915 – Obituaries

October 1915 Obituaries


1915 Oct 28– Card of Thanks: To the many friends who assisted and sympathized with us in our

Bereavement during the illness and death of our beloved mother, sister and brother, we

give our sincerest thanks.  W C Bishop & Family, Wright’s Fla.


Card of Thanks: We desire to render thanks to our good neighbors and friends for the

sympathy so liberally expressed in loving words helpful deeds and beautiful flowers.

Clara Dreyer, William Dreyer, Defuniak Springs, Fl, Oct 23 1915


1915 Oct. 22– Mrs Caroline Kuetzing, died Oct 22, aged 95 yrs, 3 mos & 5days.  The deceased came here

from Alice, Texas about 4 yrs ago, this being her third visit.  She was of German-Swiss descent,

home being in Switzerland before coming to America just after the civil war.  She was a member

of the Catholic church until her marriage. She was healed of cancer in 1894 thru the Christian

Science while residing in Toledo, Ohio and has been a believer in this fate ever since. Funeral

Services on Saturday at home of son in law, Mr Wm Dreyer.


1915 October–  Mrs W A Woodham died at Opp, last Thursday of heart disease. Survivors are her husband,

2 sons, A W & J W Woodham, 3 daughters Mrs J E Stanley, Mrs C L Coon, & Mrs J E

Sharp.  She was 63 yrs old.  (Andalusia Star)


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The DeFuniak Herald – August 1915 – Obituaries

August 1915 Obituaries


1915 August 5– Bud Penton, injured on the Harbeson’s skidder last Tuesday, died Thursday and the

body was shipped to his home in Mississippi that night for burial. His mother came wednes-

day, but he did not recognize her.


1915 August 5–  Mr S M McEachern of Ponce de Leon on Sunday was taken ill with a servere headache,

for which he took patent headache tablets.  Getting no relief he took two aspririn tablets. Still

no relief so physician gave him a dose of morphine.  Soon after he dropped into a deep sleep,

it being impossible to rouse him from this stupor, he died Tuesday forenoon.


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The DeFuniak Herald – March 1915 – Obituaries

March 1915 Obituaries


March 7, 1915–

Mr H O Swift, died on Mar 7 in Oberliz, Ohio.  He will be remembered as for many years a

winter visitor, making his winter home with Dr J N McLane.


March 26, 1915–

Card of Thanks: We desire to express our sincere thanks for the untiring efforts of the entire

Community in searching for the body of our brother Rufus Killingsworth, who was drown

March 26 and found April 2.  D A Killingsworth, J A Killingsworth, Lucas Killingsworth.

Deerland, Florida.


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The DeFuniak Herald – Misc. 1915 Obituaries

Misc. Obituaries for the year 1915


1915–  Sam H Hightower, died Saturday at his home south of Vernon after illness. Burial Sunday under

auspices of the W O W.  Survivors are widow, 4 children and other relatives. (Chipley Verdict)


1915– Col. T T Wright, one of the founders of DeFuniak died at his home in Nashville Saturday. He

built the home now occupied by W L Cawthon, which our older citizens has always known as

the Wright cottages.


1915– Mr Killingsworth’s body found Saturday about a half mile below where he was presumed to

have been drown.  No evidence of foul play and jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Dr Simmons said there was nothing to the rumors of show wounds in the body.  A beer bottle

2/3’s full of rum was in the man’s pocket.


1915–  Lizzie Henderson, 13 yr old daughter of Mr & Mrs J F Henderson died Wednesday at the family

residence and she was buried on Thursday.  The family went to country home to spend the

night, but two members of family were taken sick. The next day Mr Henderson was stricken

and his condition was regarded as serious.


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