Death’s Summons

The Gazette February 13, 1901 Several persons in Union Parish answered the summons of death last week, most of them dying with the prevailing la grippe, which developed into pneumonia. Among the deaths that have occurred since our last issue are: Mrs. J. C. Nolan, of the 2nd ward who died Thursday; Mrs. P. L. Miller, … Continue reading Death’s Summons


Mattie Murphy

The Gazette November 21, 1900 Last Saturday afternoon Sheriff Murphy received a telegram conveying the sad intelligence that his sister Miss Mattie had died that morning at Ruston, where she had been attending the Industrial Institute. Mr. Murphy left at once to accompany the remains to Natchitoches where they were interred.

Malcom McFarland

The Gazette November 22, 1899 We are requested to state that Rev J. T. Sailes, of Arcadia, will preach the funeral sermon of Mr. Malcom McFarland at Downsville on Sunday, Dec. 3rd. Friends of the deceased and his Masonic brethren are invited to be present.