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 Warren B. McCleskey

Warren B. McCleskey

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Death 19 Jun 1920 (aged 69)
Burial Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 14836137 · View Source
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Warren B. McCleskey
Another of Parker County's oldest citizens passed away when Warren B. Mccleskey died Saturday morning at the residence at 311West Oak Street, at the age of seventy years. His death was very sudden, being caused by a stroke of apoplexy. When the storm came up Daturday morning at 3:30, he was awaken by his wife and went to the front porch and took some chairs in the house. He then returned to his bed. As he sat upon the side of the bed, he complained of feeling bad, but declined to permit his wife to call a physician at first, but she later phoned, and then called Mr. Sam and Will Newberry, who live next door. Shortly after they arrived, and before the physician arrived, Mr. McCleskey passed away, living only about 60 minutes from the time of the attack.

Mr. McClesksey had been in exceptionally good health for the past few months, and has been attending to his numerous business affairs as ususal. Friday night he had been to the home of a neighbor, where he visited until about ten o'clock and we understand, he contemplated a trip to Graham Saturday, to look after his holdings in the new oil field opening up in that county.

Deceased was born in Gainsville, Georgia, coming to this county with his brother in 1869. He was married to Miss Hannah Watson in 1870. and he and his wife settled on a farm in the Dicey community whre they lived for several years. They have been residing in Weatherford for twenty-five years or more.

He was a member of the Baptist church and served the church as Sunday School Superintendent for ten years and only lately resigned and withdrew his letter from the church at that place.

He was a progressive citizen and was one of the largest landowner of this county, owning three or four farms in Parker County, in addition to a ranch in Young county and other holdings.

He was named County Food Adminstrator in 1917 and served the county for fourteen months. He was a good man and a good citizen and had the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife and nine children: Mrs.M.A, Hebard, Biggers Canada, ; Mrs. Elmer Wall, Lubbock; Mrs. ? A. Miller, Weatherford; Mrs. Bessie Page, Ft. Worth; George, Ned, Dave, W.C. and N.W. McCleskey.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. M.E. Weaver, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this City and internment made in the Dicey Cemetery.

Obituary appeared in the Weatherford Democrat [Weatherford, Texas}] on June 25, 1920



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  • Created by: Sandra
  • Added: 6 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14836137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren B. McCleskey (22 Feb 1851–19 Jun 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14836137, citing Dicey Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sandra (contributor 46524408) .