I am continuing to feature a few obituaries I have recently began to acquire. I’m still researching my Stevenson side, I’ve just gone a little higher in my research. I’m currently researching the siblings of my 3rd-great-grandfather, James Stevenson. Surprisingly, a lot of his brother’s descendants are found right here in my backyard! So, before I decide to make the move to North Carolina, I figured I better start grabbing what I can right now!
Today, I will offer up the obituary for Benjamin Franklin Hart. He is the grand-nephew of James Stevenson!
THE PARIS NEWS, Thursday, December 8, 1932: ‘Blossom, Dec. 7. — Funeral services for B. F. Hart, 75, who died Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock at his residence in Blossom, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Nazarene church. The Rev. T. W. Cummins will conduct the services.
Burial will take place at the Woodard cemetery near Minter.
Pallbearers will be E. J. Burns, J. W. Humphreys, W. F. Posey, B. T. Nations, Hugh Thompson and W. M. Gantt.
Mr. Hart was born July 4, 1857 in Hopkins county. From there he moved to Minter and in 1915 moved to Blossom. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Jane Hart; five sons, W. S. Hart of Mexico City, C. B. Hart of Stringer, New Mexico, C. G. Hart and A. A. Hart of Blossom, and S. R. Hart of California; four daughters, Mrs. Vera Hendon of Celina, Mrs. Era Brown of Beaumont, Mrs. Aline Burks and Mrs. Geneva Carter of Blossom.’
Taken from Lamar County Death and Cemetery Records.
Taken at Woodard Cemetery in Minter, Texas.
I have several more obituaries, as well as tombstone photos, that I will be sharing over the next few days or weeks so please continue to check in if you’d like to see more!
Have a great day!