The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 8 May 1880
Mr. and Mrs. W.T. HOLCOME have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their little child last Sunday night. Its name was Lulu, and it had been ill for 28 days.
Before retiring, the editors of the Chief cannot refrain from giving their intelligent and sprightly apprentice boy, Johnny SWITZER, a farewell recommendation. He has been in our employ for nearly two years, and has ever been faithful and steady. We cheerfully recommend him to any one who may employ him hereafter, in whatever capacity, and more especially to our brethren of the art preservative.
Died of pneumonia, March 4, 1880, near Proctor, Comanche county, Tex., Charles D. PARKER, aged twenty years, two months and nineteen days. The deceased was born in Wayne county, North Carolina, and removed to Washington county, Texas, in 1871, and from there to comanche county in 1878. Charlie had not an enemy, and was beloved by all who knew him. He was well-known by the writer and he never knew a purer and better boy – one freer from the vices and wickedness of the world. He was not a member of any church nor a professor of religion, yet he practiced those virtues which every true Christian should.
May those whom he has left to mourn his loss be comforted and assured that he has gone to Heaven, and we hope that God, in his tender mercy, will lead them all in the way of righteousness, that they may again meet him where they will never be separated. The family have the sympathies of their friends and acquaintances.
©2004 Judith Michaels. This transcription is the generous work of Judy Michaels taken from microfilm held by the Newspaper Collection of the University of Texas at Austin with a microfilm copy at Comanche Public Library. The information may be used for personal research only and not for commercial purposes without specific permission.