In The Weeds 3/30/13: Dark Days For an Early Denton County Family

Searching through our Shepard Funeral Home Indexes from the early 20th C, we found the following information (names witheld):

Deceased: (withheld)

Charged to: (withheld)

Secured by: Mortgage on Horse

Date of Funeral: Mar. 11, 1906

Place of Death: 5 miles east of city

Cause of Death: not known

Date of Death: Mar. 10, 1906

Age: One Month

Interment: Ballew or Cooper Cemetery

In order to pay for his daughter’s funeral the father had to mortgage his horse.

Thanks to Leslie for finding this.

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