Mrs. Martha Tooke Dies at Lockhart
Lady Pioneer of This Section Succumbs at Home of Daughter
News was received here early Friday morning announcing the death of Mrs. Martha Tooke at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E McDannald, at Lockhart. The news occasioned much sadness among our people, who had known this estimable lady for many years. The body was tenderly prepared for burial, and on Sunday afternoon was transported to this city to be laid to rest in the family burial plot in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, touching funeral services being conducted by Rev. Sam P. Bell, Methodist pastor of the Lockhart church and Rev. J. C. Wilson, local Methodist pastor. A large crowd of mourning relatives and friends were present to witness the last sad rites.
Mrs. Martha Ann Tooke was born in Georgia, was 85 years of age at the time of her death lived in the Weimar section for many years; but for the past twenty-three years had resided with her daughter, Mrs. McDannald, in Lockhart. Mrs. Tooke came to Texas at an early age with her parents, and for a short time resided on a farm near Columbus, afterwards moving to the vicinity of Oakland, where the family resided for a number of years. During her life time Mrs. Tooke was always regarded as one of the most lovable of women. Possessing a sympathetic, sweet disposition, thoughtful of those about her, she was like a sunbeam in the home. Adored by children, grandchildren, relatives and friends, her sunny disposition and lively interest in all those near and dear to her made her presence always welcome. In the latter days of her life she was surrounded by every comfort and attention, and nothing was left undone for her welfare. But God needed her in His realm, and "His finger touched her and she slept."
Three children survive her--Mrs. Adam McCurdy and Mrs. C. E. McDannald of Lockhart, and Mr. J. L. Tooke of Lufkin. Also seventeen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tooke was the mother of eight children. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all.
The pall bearers at the funeral were: Active--H Brasher, Sr., H. Brasher, Jr., Ben B. Holt, W. Kindred, Henry Hurr and W C. Bouhlin. The honorary pall bearers were C. E. Duve, Jno. C. Hubbard, C. G. Cook, J. F. Bartosh, W. H. Lester, A. P. Shatto, J. J. Armstrong, Sr., T. A. Hill, John H. Brooks, O. A. Rose and W. P. Watson.
Peace to the memory of his noble grand character. Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1923, page 1
"Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8T-KTPB : accessed 12 March 2016), Allen Tooke and Martha Ann Holt, 22 Dec 1853; citing Colorado, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 956,566.
"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFX-D3V : accessed 12 March 2016), Martha A Tooke in entry for Allen Tooke, 1860.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGG-VYD : accessed 12 March 2016), Martha Tooke in household of Allen Tooke, Texas, United States; citing p. 27, family 199, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,079.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2S4-SGL : accessed 12 March 2016), Martha Tooke in household of C E Mcdannold, Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 25, sheet 16A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,549.
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