The Comanche Chief, Comanche, Texas, 30 October 1880

Local Matters

A little child of Mr. Clayte CARNE’s died last Saturday night and was buried on Sunday. The bereaved family have our deepest sympathies.

The funeral cortege of Mrs. David BYRNE yesterday was the largest witnessed in Comanche for a long time. The people turned out en masse to pay their last tribute to all that was mortal of the beloved wife of our esteemed citizen. The merchants on the square closed their doors as the solemn procession passed.


Byrne- On the evening of Wednesday, October 27, 1880, Laura A. BYRNE, consort of David BYRNE, and daughter of J.H. RANDALL, age 25 years. The deceased was a lady of most estimable traits of character, a loving and affectionate wife and a kind, good neighbor. Her death has caused a vacancy in the hearts of those who knew and loved her best which can not be restored. To the bereaved family and afflicted husband we extend our most sincere sympathies, and bid them look for comfort to the sweet by and by, when those long parted meet again, and those that meet shall part no more.


Dr. D.N. LEE, of Buffalo Gap, is in town knocking around among his old friends.

Dr. M.S. CROW, of Stephenville, ws in town this week, having been professionally called to visit Mrs. BYRNE.

Mr. Clay MANN, of Coleman, accompanied by his lady, passed through, going east this week.


©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.