The Caddo Herald
October 31, 1930
H. T. Chiles, Pioneer Citizen, Died Monday (27th)
H. T. Chiles, died at his home in Caddo Monday night at 11 o’clock of a stroke of paralysis that first came last March and second that came last Thursday.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at his home attended by a large number of relatives and friends, conducted by Rev. R. C. Miller, Rev. G. E. Tyson, Rev. Craig, and Rev. G. A. Gurley.
Interment in Caddo cemetery.
Though only 55 years of age, Mr. Chiles was a pioneer citizen of Caddo, coming here in 1898, and engaged in the lumber business. He was active in business and social circles, had served on the town council many times, as president of the Lions Club, and took an active part in everything that tended to upbuild the town and community. From these enterprises the aid and influence of H. T. Chiles will sadly be missed.
He is survived by his wife and five daughters: Mrs. J. D. Bond of Denison, Mrs. William Ripley of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Algene Metzler of Paris, France, and Misses Bebe and Harriet Ray of Caddo, and one son, Ralph H. of Allen.
Among the out of town relatives and friends who were here to attend the funeral were:Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Chiles of Durant; Mrs. J. D. Bond of Denison; Mrs. W. R. Hoard, Mrs. Eugenia Mays, and Miss Annie Chiles, all of Sherman; Mrs. W. J. Leeper of Denison; Mrs. Will Reeves of McAlester; Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Camp and Mrs. Abney Isey all of Denton, Texas; A. E. Ray, Morgan Ray, Jack Ray and Mrs. Mattie Boxley of Oklahoma City and Mrs. T. J. Coffey of Henryetta.