Caddo Herald, August 15, 1913
The Death of Tim Turnbull
One of the saddest items that this paper has been called on to chronicle for many years is the death of Timothy Turnbull, which occurred last Friday morning at 9 o’clock, at St. Vincent’s Sanitarium in Sherman, Texas.
Tim Turnbull was a son of the late Turner B. Turnbull; he was born and has spent his life upon the family homestead, twelve miles east of Caddo. He was born on the 16th day of November, 1884, and was at the time of his death nearly 29 years of age. He was educated in the public schools of Choctaw Nation and at the Presbyterian College in Durant. He was member of the Masonic fraternity and also of the order of Knights of Pythias. He stood high in the esteem of this brethren and it was with Masonic honors that his body was deposited in the tomb. Father Wieserma, of Durant, having held service at the home of Judge J. L. Boland in this city.
On the 15th day of last February he was married to Miss Florence Howe, daughter of P.W. Howe of this city and his bride of these few months survives him. He is also survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. Boland, and several brothers. To all of them, The Herald extends sincerest sympathy in the hour of their great sorrow.
The funeral procession was one of the longest we have ever witnessed, hundreds of friends from town and the surrounding communities being present to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed friend. Tim Turnbull was the friend of every man. His grave was a veritable mountain of flowers attesting the esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow men.
Durant Democrat, Saturday, Aug. 9
Turnbull Funeral at Caddo Today
The funeral service for Timothy Turnbull, of Caddo, who died Friday morning in the sanitarium at Sherman, were held this morning at Caddo. Rev. Father S. L. Wieserma, pastor of St. Catherine’s Catholic church of Durant, officiated and read mass at six o’clock at the home of Judge John Boland, brother-in-law of the deceased. The body was then taken for burial to the Turnbull old home, ten miles east of Caddo.
Mr. Turnbull was given the rites of the Catholic church because he died in that faith, having declared his conversion and been baptized shortly before his death.
Because of the prominence of the Turnbull family the funeral was largely attended. Quite a number from Durant were in attendance.