The Caddo Herald
January 17, 1919
A Good Man Gone
Last Tuesday morning the Town of Caddo heard the sad news that Mr. Geo. Ernest Carroll was dead. Everybody loved Mr. Carroll for he was an unselfish big-hearted man.
As a son, husband, and father, he was a model.
Even in his last illness he never once forgot his great love and care for his family. When Dr. Neathery was called in consultation he said: “Doctor, don’t bother with me; I am too far gone, but go and save my wife.” He was a friend to any and all.
He was born in Texas, near Mineola, on a large cotton ranch, known as the “Carroll Ranch” in 1879; next June the 3rd he would have been forty years old.
When a lad just in his teen age he professed religion and had always intended to unite with the Baptist Church.
About twenty-eight years ago his father died and his mother moved to this country. Ernest was a great help and comfort to his mother and a father to the younger children.
Soon after coming here he married Miss Laura Bryant, who now mourns the loss of a devoted husband and most liberal and bountiful provider, and the three children, Miss Eleanor and Ernestine, and son Stanton will keenly miss the loss of such a father. He also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Booker, two brothers, Homer and Byron, two sisters, Mrs. Boyer of Kenefick, Mrs. Chide Culler and a half brother, Chas. Booker who is not in the Navy.
All the ministers in town were ministering to the family in this sad hour and took part in the last services over the body.
The Woodmen of the World of which order he was a valuable member, held the usual services.
His mortal body now rests in the Caddo Cemetery. The many friends extended deep sympathy and commend them to “That Rock that is higher than I”.