The Caddo Herald
July 8, 1921
H. S. Whitt Died Tuesday of Typhoid Fever
H. S. Whitt died at the family residence in Caddo, Tuesday morning at 7:45 of typhoid fever.
Deceased had not been ill long, taking to his bed last week. He was not thought to be dangerously ill until a few hours before he died. Copious hemorrhage set in and all that doctors and nurses could do could not stay the ravages of the dread disease.
Mr. Whitt came to Caddo two years ago, being president of the Caddo National Bank. Very soon he became one of our leading citizens, lending his efforts in every way toward the building up of the town and community. His nature was such as soon to draw toward him many citizens who associated with him in enterprises of worth.
The announcement of his death caused a surprise and pall upon the community.
The funeral was held Wednesday at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. Naylor and attended by a large number of people. The remains were buried in Caddo Cemetery. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, attesting the high esteem in which he and his family were held by the people. Throughout the funeral all the stores in town were closed out of respect to the deceased.
Mr. Whitt was 41 years of age in the prime of a vigorous manhood. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter- Rex, Buford, and Elsie.