Note: The preacher at the first funeral is the father of the second child to die.
The Caddo Herald
Friday, September 7, 1934
Harris Baby is Killed by Train Saturday
Little Jerry, the seventeen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Harris, was instantly killed Saturday evening about 7 o’clock when struck by the Northbound Blue Bonnett, MK&T passenger train at the crossing near the section house, just south of town.
The little fellow had wandered from home, going to the home of his uncle, Roland Harris; finding no one at home, he attempted to cross the railroad and was struck by the train. Train No. 5, southbound, had passed, it being late, and perhaps the child did not hear or notice the approaching northbound train. His left arm was torn from his body, left side badly bruised and one leg broken besides innumerable other injuries. The train threw the body some twenty feet clear of the track when it hit. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. M. James, attended by a large number of friends and relatives of the stricken mother and father.
Friday, September 14, 1934
Billy James Succumbs After Brief Illness
Billy, the two-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. J. M. James passed away late Sunday in the Sherman Hospital after a brief illness.
The funeral services were held at the First Baptist church here, of which Rev. James is pastor, with Rev. R. C. Miller conducting, and assisted by Rev. A. L. Johnston.
Interment was in the Caddo cemetery.
Billy is survived by his parents and sister, Marinell, aged 11 years.
Our heart-felt sympathy goes out to these in their hour of sorrow.