*Alexander, Elbert      Nov 8, 1884  June 5, 1886
The McKinney Gazette. May 13, 1886, “We are sorry for Bro. M. ALEXANDER, in the loss of his little boy who died on the 5th inst. With cholera infantum” ;
Resolutions of Respect. Whereas, our Heavenly Father has seen fit in his Allwise Providence to remove by death, the little infant son of our worthy superintendent, Brother ALEXANDER. Be it resolved, that we tender to Brother and Sister ALEXANDER our tenderest sympathies in their sad bereavement. [Signed J. G. WEAVER, C. S. McCURDY, Committee]. [The article does not mention which group placed this resolution.]


#Baccus, Edith Donnell      1864    1936 Collin co 8/20/1936
Edith Donald on death certificate but Edith Donnell on marriage to E D Baccus 1933 in Collin co. Dow is buried at Rowlett Creek Cemetery.
     #Bell, George T. (son-J.E.& M.A.)    July 9, 1889  Dec 1, 1905
 George Taylor Bell,  Collin co 12/1/1905, age 16
McKinney Democrat, 12/7/1905. Boy Killed At Frisco * Fiftenn year old George Bell shot last night * Three arrests made to-day * From the Evidence it Appears That the Killing was Accidental * Friday’s Daily * A killing occurred at Frisco last night about 11 o’clock, the particulars of which were given to the Daily Courier and The Democrat as follows, in a telephone message from Editor O.L. Hamilton of the Frisco Journal: A crowd of eleven young men and boys went to the home of J.K. Fryer, traveling salesman for the Frisco flouring mill, to chivarie he and his wife, who were recently married. Mr. and Mrs. Fryer received them very cordially and after spending some time pleasantly the young men left the premises, but returned later to serenade them with french harps. On leaving the second time and when nearing the Burrus Elevator the young men were startled to hear several pistol shots ring out from near by. George Bell, a boy of fifteen years, was in front and as he turned around a bullet from a 38 caliber pistol struck him centerly in the forehead, and he sank to the ground. His comrades picked him up and quickly bore him to Drs. Rogers & Carpenter’s office and summoned his father, John Bell who resides about two miles northwest of Frisco, but before he reached town his son expired. The sheriff’s department in this city was notified and Sheriff Beverly and Assistant County Attorney L.J. Truett went out to the scene of the killing and began an investigation. A coroner’s jury was empaneled and as a result warrants were issued for the arrest of H. Hand, mail carrier on rural route No. 4, out of Frisco, Addis Talley and Jess Carter. The two former were released on bond, and up to 1 o’clock this afternoon Carter’s whereabouts had not been learned. From the evidence it appears that the killing was accidental, the shots being fired presumably to scare the party of boys. Young Bell who was killed was a splendid boy. He was converted and joinrd the church during the past summer. His body was buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Old Bethel cemetery.                                                                                   


*Clark, Mary (wife J.A.)    Feb. 20, 1860  June 17, 1886
The McKinney Gazette. June 24, 1886, “We learn that Mrs. Mary CLARK, of Rock Hill, was thought to be in a dying condition yesterday. She has been in bad health for some time with consumption. She is the sister of Mr. John A. JOHNSON, of Denton County.”


*Cook, Maggie (dau-N.G.& Ree)   Jan 25, 1886  Nov 25, 1886
Dem 12/2/1886 p3 " We learn that Green and Elvira Cook, living ten miles west of McKinney, lost their infant and only child on last Friday night. It was ten months old and had been ill for some time. Many are the family circles that sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Cook in the loss of their dear little one."




#Davis, Samuel R     July 4, 1844  Dec 22, 1905 Collin co
Democrat, 12/28/1905 p 1 “Death of Sam R. Davis * Cropped Dead From Paralysis of the Heart *  Yesterday Near Lebanon * Visiting at Home of His Sister Mrs. Killis Quisenberry When Sudden Demise Came. * Saturday’s Daily * Sam R. Davis, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Rector, Denton county, fell dead from paralysis of the heart at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Killis Quisenberry, eleven miles west of McKinney. He had ridden over from home horseback to visit his sister and was sitting by the fire smoking and conversing with his nephew, Will Quisenberry, when the fatal attack came and he fell to the floor dead. The deceased was an extensive farmer, land owner, stockman and vice president of the First National Bank of Denton. * A wife, one daughter and four sons survive. Also two sisters, Mrs. Quisenberrry of this county and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodrum of Lewisville, Denton county, survive. * The deceased was a prominent Odd Fellow and his burial will take place under the auspices of that order at Bethel graveyard in West Collin. One of his sons is in New York and the burial may not take place until Tuesday in order that he may reach home in time to attend.                                                                                                                                                                               




#Hill, Etoile (dau-J.B.& FE)   Mar. 15, 1885  Dec. 17, 1889
Dem 12/19/89 p3 " The lovely little Etoile, daughter of Dr. J.B. Hill of Rock Hill, died at the residence of J.B.Cox in this city last Tuesday night, and was removed to Bethel Cemetery for burial. May heaven bless this darling angel and sooth the grief stricken relatives."


Lester, Ruth (d/ RL & Tinie)    Oct. 29, 1903  June 2, 1905
Cou 6/14/05 p2 ; Dem 6/15/05 p2 Dem- paper says only 1 yr old, in Prosper Menin/TB


M.P. (no headstone or mortuary record)
“McKinney Democrat, 12/2/1886: M.P. Locknane, of Lebanon, died, at his home, Lebanon,Texas, Saturday, Nov. 28th, with typhoid fever, after an illness of four weeks. He was born in Clark count, Ky., and has been a citizen of Collin county for eight years. He was in the 41st year of his age, and was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Sunday 28th, by a large number of friends and aquaintances.”


Elizabeth (w/ BL)    Dec 31, 1837  July 20, 1904
Dem 7/21/1904 p2  “Mrs B.L. Rogers Dead * Died Yesterday at Her Home, Near Frisco * Buried in Bethel Cemetery * Lived in Collin County for Over Fifty Years -- Mother of Twelve Children* Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers, wife of Beverley L. Rogers, died at her home two and one-half miles north-west of Frisco yesterday at 1 o'clock. She had been a sufferer for more than two years, yet her affliction was borne with great fortitude. * The deceased was a daughter of Rev. Bennett Ware, a pioneer preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was born in Missouri and was about sixty-nine years of age. When a girl her father moved to North Texas where he served in the ministry for many years. She was married and lived in West Collin for over fifty years. She became the mother of twelve children, 8 of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Bristow Smith, Prosper; Mrs R L Douglass, Rockhill; Mrs W M Davidson, Frisco; W R Rogers, Pilot Point; Mrs W W Ticknor, McKinney; Addison Rogers and Mrs Booker Shrader, Frisco; Mrs George Martin of near Ardmore, I.T. Mrs W H Chambers who died at Allen and Mrs A J Gunstream, deceased, were also her daughters. * Mrs Rogers has one brother, Mallard Ware, who resides in Arkansas, and a sister, Mrs James Kelley in Greer county, Texas. She united with the Methodist church when a girl and lived a devoted Christian for more than fifty years. She was a woman of energy and business tact. During the Civil War she managed the affairs of her home and farm during her husband's absence, and took care of six children. During the time she had the misfortune of having her residence burned, Mr Rogers procured a furlough and came home and rebuilt. Just after the close of the war their home was again destroyed by fire. * In the death of Mrs Rogers another name has been added to the long list of pioneers who are rapidly passing away. Her husband is a brother to John A. Rogers and a cousin to Joe B Rogers of this city. * The funeral took place this afternoon at 1 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev Bowman pastor of the Weston circuit. The interment was made in Bethel cemetery.”
WM Leeper (father)    1855    1930
 stone says W M but listed as Wm.  Aug 11,1855-Dec 10,1930, attorney and judge in Frisco,
 parents listed on ancestry.com:  Father: William Robberson SAYE b: 28 NOV 1820 in        
                 Bedford county, Tennessee; Mother: Elizabeth MITCHELL


G. W. **George W Sr    Jan. 17, 1837  Jan. 3, 1905 Collin co
Dem 1/5/05 p4 "Geo. W Sneathen Dead. Passed Away at Rock Hill Tuesday Afternoon. Citizens of McKinney learned with regret late last Tuesday of the death of Geo W Sneathen, of Rock Hill, which occurred at 2 o'clock. * Mr Sneathen who was about eighty years of age, was one of the earliest settlers and most highly esteemed citizens of the county. He and his wife have visited in McKinney often, spending last winter here. He leaves a wife and several children. The funeral took place Wednesday, the interment being made in Rock Hill Cemetery." ; Dem 1/26/05 p4 "Geo Sneathen, 70 yrs, Prosper, heart failure, general debility."


*Elizabeth      1880    1953
McKinney Courier 2/9/1953, Funeral Services Are Held For Mrs. Sonntag * Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Sonntag, 72, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. C.A. Gaertner officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. * Mrs. Sonntag, who was born in Germany, came to the United States at the age of two. She died Thursday afternoon in the home of a nephew, Jack Sonntag, after a heart attack. * Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Johnaan Ball; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HAden, Booneville, Ark.,and Mrs. Emma Sonntag, Meridian; four brothersEmil Seedig, Wheeler, Richard Seedig, Lone Grove, Okla., John Seedig, Denver, Colo., and Waldemar Seedig, Calif.; and two grandchildren. * Staley Funeral Home in Frisco was directing the services. * Pallbearers were Edwin Sonntag, Gerald Sonntag, Woodrow Antwiler, Jewell McIntire, Myrt Dickson and Max Payne.


Maybelle Mabel Sontag  Apr. 22, 1921  July 23, 1935
Collin death certificate, Mabelle Sontag, 14, b Apr 22 1913 (sic), Frisco, d July 23 1935; parents C W Sontag, Germany and Doshea Craft, Miss., buried Bethel Cem, appendicitis.


              Stoddard,   Zerah          2/3/1907  Collin co
(Zerah Stoddard was born Jan. 7, 1823. He was 84 years old when he died. He is descended from Anthony Stoddard and is listed in the book Anthony Stoddard of Boston, Mass. and his descendents by Charles Stoddard and Elijah W. Stoddard. His comes down the line of Solomon Stoddard, the famous Boston minister. Solomon Stoddard and his grandson Jonathan Edwards are in most encyclopedias.-
C & J CAILLOUETTE - gardenlady@wireweb.net)

Stoddard, Z. * 14 Feb 1902 Democrat * Aged man found Dead * Z Stoddard of Frisco Suddenly expires at Daughter’s Home * Z. Stoddard, an aged Frisco citizen, was found dead Sunday morning at 6 o’clock at the residence of his son in law, J. H. Hill, in that town. While Mr. Stoddard had been in feeble health, yet he had not been bedfast and got up out of his bed to close a door an hour before he suddenly expired. He remains were interred at Bethel Monday under Masonic auspices. He was a member of Lebanon lodge.