Clipped From The Houston Herald
Obituary-David Doney. Mr. David Doney was born Not. 17, 1837, in the state of New York; lie lived there until the year 1870, when he and Lis funiily came to Missouri. He lived in Texas County C miles southeast of Houston uutil 14 years ago, then moved to Wolf Creek, near Mountain View, Howell County; lived there about 7 years and then moved to Willow Springs, where he lived until last November, when his health became very poor and he had a paralytic stroke, and I, his daughter, went to Willow Springs and brought hiui and mother home with me to take care of them, feeling that it was my duty. He often spoke of being tired of living, but I would try to encourage liiin by telliug him that I wanted him and mother to enjoy themselves, for they would have a home with me as long as they lived, lie often spoke of the time being so loug that he had to stay cn earth. His head felt so bad most of the time that he was so dizzy he could hardly walk without staggering, On the day before he died his head was feeling very bad, and Le said to me in the presence of mother and the children that we could prepare to dig him a hole in the ground, and I bold him he must wait uutil the Lord called him; that he would send his soul to hell if he took his own life. I could not convince him that there was a hell. He was feeling very bad all night and we had to watch him. I got breakfast the next morning (March 30th) and he came in the kitchen and washed as usual and went back in the room where the rest were. When breakfast was ready my little boy went in and told him and mother to come in to breakfast. He said he did not want any breakfast, and said to my husband, "George, I am a ruined man." We all tried to persuade him to go into the dining room to eat but he refused. Then I took his breakfast to him and asked him to drink some coffee. He said his stomach was sick, but I insisted on him eating some. He said maybe he would and told me to go back and eat my breakfast. We all sat down and bad not been eating more than ten minutes when my little girl, Alpha, said she smelled carbolic acid, and - I said, "My God, he has found the carbolic acid!" We all ran in the room and found him lying on the ofa unconscious. He never opened his eyes and he passed away very easy without a struggle. He never moved except one foot a little after we placed him on the bed. He had to climb upon the sofa to reach the bottle, and then he hung the bottle up again. We can't think how he could do that when he was so feeble. His mind was not right at times and we had to watch him. It will always be a mystery why he killed himself, unless it was over some land business, but he never spoke about that unless it was mentioned to him. He was married to Fannie M. Brezee December !), 185!), To this union were born four children Kate, who died in infancy; Carrie, who died at 19; Fred and Dora (now Mrs. George Elmore.) He leaves a widow, one (Fred Doney, of Joplin,) and dauchter (Mrs. Dora Elmore, Mtn. View,) also five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Oh, what a sad thing to think dear father taking his own life. seeius like a dream. Dear how we miss you sitting in big armed chair, but that chair vacant, never to be tilled; sweet voice is silent and stilled. Dearest father, thou liast left us, Here our loss we deeply feel; It is God who hast bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal. Writteu by His Pauuhtkk. It Looks Like A Crime to separate a boy from a box Rucklen's Arnica Salve. pimples, boils, scratches, knocks snrains and bruises demana and its quick relief for burns scalds, or cuts is his riht. it handy for boys, also girls Heals everything healable does it quickly. Unequaled piles. Only 23 cents at tJlank enship's. Ozark. BY LITTLE TED. (Received last week.) A heavy hail storm passed this section Saturday evening some of the largest hail stones ever saw. Misses Bessie. Zelta and Brvau were guests of Mrs. 1. McKinney Saturday evening. Some of our vouns people tended a birthday party on Brushy Friday eve. Ed Lowder and family have turned to their old home. Their friends are pleased to have them back again. Mrs. P. O. McKinney started 8th for Mansfield and other points in Louisiana to visit relatives, on arriviug at Cabool found that the southern trains were being held up on acoount of the floods in the South, so she came back home. A letter from Mayn McKinney, who left here for Canada last June, states that he has taken a piece land and is now at work at $45 per month. Mrs. Alice McBride was the guest of Mrs. F. 0. McKinney last Friday night General McKinney is preparing to put up some new fence. Cleve Wheeler is building a new barn on his farm. Mrs. Belle Gilmore is convales cing after quite a siege of rheumatism. The Johnson saw mill has moved west of Houston. Misses Delta Gibson and Bernice McKinney are taking music lessons of Mrs. Hubbard McKinney. Livy Haney and wife, of Arthurs Creek, were visiting relatives here and on Hog Creek the first of the week. C. It. Gibson and Marshall flays made a business trip to Willow Springs last week. Tom Shepard made a business trip to Cabool the first of the week. Bob McKinney has been on the sick list. Mrs. Elsie Clark and children are visiting her parents, A. D. Smith and wife. James Curry was baling hay for Bob McKinney Thursday.