Archive for November 14th, 2007

Jesse Scarborough

Jesse Scarborough obituary, The Rosebud News, Rosebud, Texas, 14 December 1905.

The many friends of Miss Jesse Scarborough will feel sad to learn of her death and the family have our heartfelt sympathies. She died at Waco, Texas, last Friday morning about 4 o’clock. She had typhoid fever.

Later in the same issue.

Died at Waco.

Miss Jesse Scarborough, a daughter of the Widow Scarborough, formerly of this section, who recently moved to Waco, died in that city last Thursday night, after an illness of several days.

Her remains were interred at the Chapel last Saturday in the preseace of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.

The News joins in extending condolence to the bereaved family.

A cousin tells me that Jesse was 20 years old and male, the son of Henry and Susan Melson Scarborough. He died two days before his grandmother. I’m thinking there must be more than one Jess(i)e in the family.


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Rebecca Scarborough obituary, The Rosebud News, Rosebud, Texas, 14 December 1905.

Old Grandma Scarborough is seriously ill at her son J. S. Scarborough.

LATER MONDAY: Grandma Scarborough died Sunday night about 8 o’clock. Was burried at Powers Chapel Monday evening.

Later in the same issue.

Grandma Scarborough Dead.

Grandma Scarborough, aged 78 years, died at the home of her son, J. L. Scarborough, near this city Sunday night at 9 o’clock, after an illness of about three weeks.

Deceased was a devout Christian and was beloved by all who knew her. She leaves one son and daughter, J. L. Scarborough, and Mrs. Laura Copeland of Theo, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Her remains were intered at Powers Chapel Monday evening.

I am disappointed that it did not mention her by name.


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