T J Moreland Obituary

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DIED THURSDAY* AT HOME NEAR ALLEN—HI RIAL AT ALTOLA TODAY. men of put The funeral of T. J. Moreland, who died at his home one and a half miles south of Allen Thursday morning, morning, was held at the Altoga Baptist < •tiurch this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. E. E. King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city. Burial was made in the Altoga cemetery under the auspice of Empire Lodge, \o 6 8. I. (>. < >. F., of McKinney of which organization deceased was a member. T. J. (Tom) Moreland was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Collin Collin County for nearly forty years. After coming to Texas he first settled settled at Altofra. where he lived for some four or five years. He then moved to Ardath, three and one-half miles west of Altoga, where he resided resided for twenty-six years. A little more than two years ago lie sold his fine farm of one hundred acres sit Ardath and purchased a farm in the Wilmeth community, a few miles north of McKinney, where he resided for two years. Selling out in the Wilmeth community he purchased what is known as the Matthews old home place, just south of Allen, and moved to same with his family the first of this vear. The death of Mr. Moreland came as a great shock to his many relatives .and fTrends over Collin County. He died of pneumonia, after being sick only a short time. He was sixty-five veiars of age at the time of his death. Deceased was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and also a member member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, having held membership with Empire liOdga of this city at the time of his depart depart u re. Mr. Moreland is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Caroline San,1 San,1 ridge, who is a sister to W. H. San<1 San<1 ridge pf this city, John Sand ridge of Valuta and Dr. S. J. Dobbs, of Brincetoti.; and four children., two daughter«,, and two sons, as follows: Miss Elisa Moreland and Mrs. Jennie Barnett, Who are living at hom^; Omar Moreland of Ennis; and Jesse Moreland, who is living on his father’s father’s farm Mr. Moreland was a brother brother of the late Jim and Tke Moreland, for many years residents of Altoga, and was the last of a family of four children to cross over the great di vide. In the passing away of Mr. Moreland Moreland Collin County loses one of its best citizens and farmers. He was highly resjxected and esteemed by ♦•very one who had won his acquaintance acquaintance and always stood for those principles that would be for the bet ferment of his community, county and State. He was*a kind husband, a loving father and a trustworthy neighbor. These editors have known him for many years and in this dark hour of grief, join with the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family. Quite a number of members of Empire Empire Lodge went to Altoga this afternoon afternoon and were assisted in the burial of their departed brother by the Altoga Altoga T. O. O. F. Lodge. a. <

Clipped from The Courier-Gazette02 Apr 1915, FriPage 1

The Courier-Gazette (McKinney, Texas)02 Apr 1915, FriPage 1
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