|Birth: ||May 1, 1882|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1918|
Added at request of Janet Bertram, contributor # 46518456:
W. H. Lasater Died AT His Home Last Tuesday Following Brief Illness
Popular Young Manager of Schuhmacher Grocer Company Died After Only Few Days' Illness
A gloom of sadness was spread over the entire community when the news was learned on Tuesday morning that Mr. W. H. Lasater was dead.
He had been ill for a little more than a week with diphtheria, and though for several days his condition had been serious, his death came as a great shock to his friends everywhere.
Mr. Lasater was one of the most popular men that has ever lived in Eagle Lake. He moved here about seven years ago from Aledo, Texas and was manager here for Swift & Company. Five years ago he resigned his position with Swift to become traveling salesman in this territory for the Schuhmacher Grocer Company. After serving in this capacity for about a year, he was offered a promotion by the company, going to Smithville as manager of the Schuhmacher Company's house at that place. And again he was given a promotion, being offered the management of the house here three years ago when the former manager, Mr. E. Middleton, went to Victoria to take the management of the Schuhmacher house at that place. Since that time, Mr. Lasater has been in charge of the Schuhmacher Grocer Company's business at this place.
Universal regret is expressed over Mr. Lasater's death, for he was liked by every person who knew him. If he had an enemy we have never heard of it. He was one of the most pleasant, agreeable gentlemen that we have ever known and he numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He has had wonderful success in the management here for the Schuhmacher Company, and he was esteemed highly as a friend and business man by the officers of that company.
Mr. Lasater was a devoted member of the Christian church and was one of the deacons of that congregation at this place. He was a member of the board of alderman of Eagle Lake, having led the ticket at the election, showing the universal popularity of the man in his home town. He was thirty-five years of age, just in the bloom of life, and his sad death is sincerely regretted by everyone. Mr. Lasater was a man of ability, of splendid business qualifications, and a man of character, clean life and high morals. He was always in a good humor, so pleasant and so friendly. This disposition made for him large numbers of friends wherever he went, for Herbert Lasater was a man that to be with was to like. He was open, fair and frank in all things. He was honest as the days are long, and his word was as good as his bond. He never practiced deception and he had a way all of his own in which he won his friends even closer to him – a way that made you realize that he liked you.
Mr. Lasater's mother arrived from Tennessee Wednesday afternoon, having been advised of the serious condition of her son, but did not learn of his death until after her arrival here. The remains were shipped on the Santa Fe Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by his mother, wife and little daughter to Aledo, the former home, where the funeral was held.
During the sixteen years of the existence of the Headlight Newspaper, at no time have we been called on to chronicle the passing of a friend in whose death we have felt more sadness, for we esteemed him as a friend, and our association with him in life will ever be held among our treasures in memory.
To his wife and sweet little daughter and to the mother, upon whom grief has laid its heavy hand, the Headlight extends from the depths of its heart its sincere sympathy and to him who has gone on that journey from whence no9 traveler ever returns, good-bye and may your last, long sleep be sweet, old friend.
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Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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