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Wallace, Alonzo Frederick (Keity L)

Mr. K. L. Wallace of Columbus Is Buried In Weimar

Mr. K. L. Wallace of Columbus died at the family residence there Thursday night of last week, and the remains were brought here the following afternoon for interment in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Davis of Columbus officiated at the funeral. He was 59 years of age at time of death. Mr. Wallace was a Spanish War veteran. A number of years ago he was united in marriage here to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y Matthews, and she and the following children survive: Misses Madeline, Sadie and Dorothy Mae, Carey, Jimmy and Fred Wallace, together with his mother Mrs. "Pet" Wallace, and two brothers, Will and Arthur Wallace of San Antonio, a half sister, Mrs. Gus Baumgarten of Schulenburg and a half brother Mr. Clifford Wallace of San Antonio.

"Keetie Wallace was a fine man, a man of upright character and disposition, companionable and popular among a large list of acquaintances, and a man whose friendship was an honor. He ever proved himself to be a devoted husband and father, a fine citizen and a good neighbor and friend.

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 29, 1938.
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Funeral Services Held Friday For A. F. Wallace

Funeral services were held here Friday at the Columbus Funeral home for A. F. Wallace, 59, better known as Keity Wallace or Daddy Wallace, who died at his home in Columbus Thursday night. Rev. M. O. Davis officiated.

Interment was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery with Spanish American War Veterans having charge of the services, W. D. Kolb officiating.

Mr. Wallace was an employee of Southern Pacific for 25 years before he resigned eight years ago because of ill health. He was a Spanish War Veteran, a member of Company D, First Texas Infantry.

Beside his widow, Mrs. Jimmie Wallace, Mr. Wallace is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Madlyn Besch of Glidden and Sadie Florine and Dorothy Mae Wallace of Columbus; three sons, Carey L. of Houston, James Keit of Glidden and Fred Leslie of Columbus; his mother, Mrs. M. E. Wallace of San Antonio; one sister, Mrs. Maud Miller of San Antonio; two brothers, Will and Arthur of San Antonio. A sister Mrs. Agnes Murray of Shreveport, La., died May 8, 1938. Four grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Wallace had been in ill health for several years and had been confined to bed for the last two years.

Pallbearers were W. D. Kolb, Albert Goldsmith, Ed Goldsmith, Spanish American War Veterans, H. G. Hope, M. H., Wink and J. A. Watterson. Honorary pallbearer was Dr. C. G. Cook.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: W. D. Kolb and daughter and Mrs. H. D. Cliffe and children of Port Arthur, Mr. C. L. Wallace and family, Bennie Ramsey and Roy Baumgarten of Houston, Roy Matthews and W. K. Williford of Eagle Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Les Taylor, Mrs. J. Y. Matthews and son, Rod, Anton Korcunk[sic], Mr. and Mrs. Jack Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Matthews of Weimar.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Matthews of Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace L. Baumgarten, Mrs. Ida Baumgarten and daughter Norma of Schulenburg.

Mrs. A. J. Wallace and children, Mrs. Ervin Adams, Mrs. Ervin Jocken[sic] and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Oncken of San Antonio. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beidiger of Schertz, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, July 28, 1938
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Carey Larette

Carey L. Wallace

Funeral services were held Saturday at Henneke Funeral Home for Carey L. Wallace of Columbus.

Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Clarence James officiated.

Mr. Wallace passed away Aug. 30 at his residence. He was 76 years of age.

He worked as a cotton traffic manager for McFadden Cotton Co. and as a railroad man for Southern Pacific prior to his retirement.

He was born in Columbus Sept. 14, 1902, the son of Keat L. Wallace and the former Ida Mae Ramsey. He was married to Mary Belle McAffrey Wallace on Oct. 16,1920.

Mr. Wallace was an honorary member of both the Memphis and Houston Transportation Clubs.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Columbus; one daughter, Dollie Wallace of Los Angeles, Calif.; one son, Jack W. Wallace of Dallas; step-mother, Mrs. Jimmy Wallace of LaGrange; one brother, James K. Wallace of Glidden and a half-brother, Fred Wallace of Columbus; two half-sisters, Sadie Dietsel[sic] of Battle Creek, Mich. and Dorothy Mae Albright[sic] of La Grange; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack K. Wallace, Gene Maxwell, Wiley Griffin, Richard Jones, James K. Besch and Robert Fehrenkamp.

Colorado County Citizen, September 6, 1979
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Charles Brunson

Colorado Citizen: Mr. and Mrs.K. L. Wallace of this city have the sincere sympathy of the community in the loss of their youngest son, Charles Brunson, who died last Friday night, The little one had suffered a great deal from a fall previously received, which ultimately caused its death. The cherished remains were laid to rest at 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon at Odd Fellows Rest in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends. To the bereaved ones the Citizen tenders sincere condolence.

Colorado Citizen, July 8, 1905
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson



Wallace, Daisy Dean (Cother)

Wallace, Daisy

Mrs. W. M. (Daisy) Wallace, a long-time resident of Columbus, passed away in the Columbus Hospital Sunday after a long illness.

Mrs. Wallace, Nee Daisy Dean Cother, was born Feb. 6, 1886, at Cotton Gin, Miss. She was married in 1909, to W. M. Wallace at Pecan Gap. Mr. Wallace died in 1954.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Home Demonstration and Garden Clubs of Columbus. For many years she worked with the church Bible School and the Cub Scouts.

Last rites were held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Columbus Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Rev. Jim Heath officiated.

She is survived by one daughter, Mr. John O. Rogers; 2 grandsons, O'Farrell and John Wallace Rogers, and on great-grandchild, Amy Sue Rogers, all of Houston; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. C. Hillins, Sr. and Mrs. J. W. Patterson of Commerce and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leonard Burt, Ernest Lawrence, Ellis Miller, W. H. Miekow, Gus L. Sronce and Homer Koliba.

Colorado County Citizen, August 27, 1970
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Wallace Frank L.

Eagle Lake Item

Frank Wallace, a Conductor on the Aransas Pass railroad, was run over by a train one night last week, and one of his legs was so badly crushed that amputation had to follow. Dr. R. H. Harrison, of Columbus, came up next morning, and with the asistance of Dr. Norris, took the leg off below the knee. Mr. Wallace was removed next day to Columbus, and at last accounts was doing well.

Colorado Citizen, July 28, 1887

With much regret the Citizen chronicles the death of Mr. Frank L. Wallace, which sad event occurred at 5:30 last Monday afternoon. Mr. Wallace died from the effects of injuries received on the morning of the 22d ult., from the carelessness of employes of the San Antonio and Arransas Pass railroad, at their bridge on the Colorado river below town. Workmen had left some hanging timbers at the top of the bridge against which Mr. Wallace (on top of the cars) was hurled, which knocked him off, five cars running over him. The accident occurred about 3 o'clock in the morning, he being unable to see the timbers. His leg was amputated, and he was removed to the residence of Mr. Wm. Yancey, of this city, where he has been kindly attended by relatives and friends, assisted by the Knights of Honor. HIs sufferings have been great, borne with courage and fortitude. Deceased was born in New York in 1848, immigrated to Texas in 1872, and has been connected with railroads for 14 years--was at one time conductor on the Sunset. He was a genial, whole-souled gentlemen, with few faults and many virtues. The body was committed to the dust [Columbus City Cemetery] last Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock by the Knights of Honor, of this city. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his untimely demise. Peace to his memory.

Colorado Citizen, August 11, 1887
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Fred Leslie

Fred Leslie Wallace

Fred Leslie Wallace, 89, of Columbus, passed away Feb. 18 at TruCare Living Centers in Columbus.

He was born in Glidden, Nov. 17, 1920 to Keity L. and Jimmie Lettie (Taylor) Wallace and married Annette Willmann, Jan. 17, 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 41 years of service as a locomotive engineer. He enjoyed dancing with his wife as well as crafting hanging lamps and model railroads. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sadie Wallace Dietzel and Dorothy Mae Wallace Albrecht, half-sister, Madelyn Besch; and half-brothers, Carey Wallace and Jimmy Wallace.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and son-in-law, Freddie Ann and John Charles of Laguna Beach, Calif. and Judith Elaine Suchadoll of Humble; four grandchildren, Leslie Ann Burton of Louisville, Ky., Todd Suchadoll of Santa Fe, Andy Charles of Columbus, Ohio and Jeff Suchadoll of Houston; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, at 2 p.m., Feb. 27 with the Rev. John Charles officiating. Services are under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Andy Charles, Todd Suchadoll, Jeff Suchadoll, Travis Burton, Andy Redus, Mark Warner and Harold Stirl.

Colorado County Citizen, February 25, 2010

Wallace, Ida Mae (Ramsey)

In Memory of Mrs. Wallace

For the second time this year the grim reaper has visited our little town and claimed one of our most estimable citizens as the victim.

Mrs. Ida Mae Wallace died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock of pneumonia following an attack of that dreaded Spanish Influnza.

Her cherished remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Rest last Wednesday morning Rev. Marshall officiating.

Mrs. Wallace had only been ill a few days and had passed into the great Beyond almost before any one knew she was so sick and her sudden death came as a shock to her many friends.

Mrs. Wallace was born June 17th, 1886 in Columbus, Texas, and was the daughter of James and Sarah Ramsey. She was married about eighteen years ago to Mr. K. L. Wallace of Columbus, Texas, and to this union four children were born, Carey, Johnnie[sic], May Madeline and an infant who proceeded her to the grave several years ago.

Mrs. Wallace was a most estimable woman and enjoyed a large circle of friends. Every one who knew her liked her. All deaths are sad but especially so is the death of Mrs. Wallace. Happy, jovial and full of life, a true and devoted mother and wife and idolized by her family.

The community extends its deepest sympathy to the bereaved husband and children and to all members of the family to whom death has brought its pang of sorrow.

She has gone from our sight
But not from our love,
To the mansions of light--
That blessed home above.

Colorado County Citizen, October 25, 1918
Glidden News
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Mrs. Ida Mae Wallace, aged 28 years, died of pneumonia Tuesday morning of last week at her home at Glidden, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. She is survived by her husband and three children.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 2, 1918, page 6

Wallace, James Keit “Jimmy”

James K. (Jimmy) Wallace
July 31, 1906 - May 11, 1989

Services for James K. (Jimmy) Wallace of Glidden, 82, were held Saturday, May 13 from Henneke Funeral Home with Gerald Hendon officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. He died May 11 at his residence in Glidden where he had lived 61 years.

The son of K. L. Wallace and Ida Mae Ramsey Wallace, he was born July 3 1, 1906 in Columbus. He married Lois Obenhaus Wallace on Aug. 28, 1926. He was a retired railroad clerk, having worked for Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a deacon of the Glidden Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Wallace of Glidden, daughters, Mrs. Delmar (Ginner) Fehrenkamp of Columbus and Mrs. Richard (Patsy) Jones of Houston; half-sisters, Sadie Dietzel of San Antonio and Dorothy Mae Albrecht of La Grange; half-brother, Fred Wallace of Columbus; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Fehrenkamp, Bob Fehrenkamp, Mike Jones, Darrell Doyle, James Keith Besch and Gregg Obenhaus.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, directors.

Banner Press Newspaper, May 18, 1989
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Jimmie Lettie (Taylor)


Last rites for Mrs. Jimmie (Taylor) Wallace, 81, of 442 So. Monroe St. in La Grange were held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. The Rev. Bill Huth of Columbus and the Rev. Shirley Hill of L Grange officiated. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Wallace passed away Friday in Oak Manor Nursing Center in Flatonia. Born in Colorado County on Jan. 31, 1900, she was the daughter of the late James Stewart [Stuart] and Lella Mae (McMillan) Taylor. She was united in marriage with (A. F.) Keity L. Wallace on Dec. 13, 1919. Mrs. Wallace resided in La Grange for the past seven years.

Surviving are two daughters, Sadie Dietzel of San Antonio and Dorothy Albrecht of La Grange; a son, Fred Wallace of Columbus; a stepson, James K. Wallace of Glidden; two sisters, Hattie Mae Cliff of San Antonio and Grace Kocurek of La Grange; one brother, Lt. Col. Roy Matthews of California; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fayette County Record, October 6, 1981, page 14
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Joseph Worthington Elliot

DEATH OF AN OLD TEXAS.— Col. Joseph Washington Elliot Wallace died at his residence in Columbus on Friday evening last, at 6 o’clock, aged eighty-one years.  He was an old Texas veteran, came to Texas in 1830, served in the army, and was at one time prominently mentioned as a candidate for the post of commander-in-chief.  For the last two years he has been quite feeble, and had several severe attacks, which almost completely prostrated him. He retained his mental faculties in a remarkable degree up to the day of his death.  Thus, one by one, the heroes of the army of ‘36 are passing away, but their memory of the deeds will live for aye in the memory of every true-hearted Texan. [Interred in Columbus Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, August 30, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Wallace, Lois (Obenhaus)

Wallace, Lois Obenhaus

Lois Wallace of Glidden, 102, passed away March 24 in Columbus.

She was born in Glidden on Sept. 29, 1906 to Percy William and Sophie Scheller Obenhaus, she was one of six children.

Lois was one of eight students to graduate from Columbus High School in 1924. She was united in marriage to James Keat Wallace on Aug. 28, 1926 and happily married for 63 years.

Lois was a homemaker and a wonderful cook who was known far and wide for her famous yeast rolls.

Lois was a charter member of the Glidden Baptist Church, W.M.U. and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a devoted Christian lady, well loved by all who knew her. She lived through many changes in her lifetime; two wars; and a Depression.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, Gladys Perry and husband Tom; sister, Waldine Stein; brother, Jake Obenhaus and wife Adah May; brother, Willis Obenhaus and wife Ronnie; and brother-in-law, John McDaniels.

She is survived by her children, Virginia Mae “Ginner” Fehrenkamp and husband Delmar C. of Columbus and Patricia Ann “Patsy” Jones and husband Richard “Dick” of Houston; sister, Juanita McDaniels of Columbus; brother-in-law Fred Wallace and wife Annette of Columbus; six grandchildren David C. Fehrenkamp, Robert “Bob” Fehrenkamp and wife Carol, Jamie L. Neuman and husband Larry, Michael P. Jones Sr. and wife VeLinda, Julie A. Derkowski and husband Mark, Jennifer M. O’Meara and husband Michael; 11 great-grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, March 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Brother Gerald Hendon officiating. Burial followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers included David, Bob and Brad Fehrenkamp, Mark Derkowski, Michael Jones Jr. and Mike O’Meara.

Honorary pallbearers were Dick Jones, Delmar Fehrenkamp, Larry Neuman, Mike Jones Sr. and Brionne Doyle.

Colorado County Citizen, March 31, 2009
Courtesy of the Citizen

Wallace, Mary Belle (McAffrey)

Mary Belle Wallace, 92, of Columbus, died Tuesday, March 22, 1994 in Columbus.

Born November 13, 1901, in Welch, La., she was the daughter of William T. and Dorothy (Hall) McAffrey. On Oct. 16, 1920, she married Carey L. Wallace. Mrs. Wallace was a member of Glidden Baptist Church.

Graveside ceremonies were held at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus with Rev. Sammy Carr officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wallace is survived by her daughter, Dollie Wallace of Temple, Texas, sons and daughters-in-law Jack W. and Twila Wallace of Dallas and Carey Ray Wallace of Houston; sisters Annie Lee Griffin of Conroe and Edna Dell Blakeman of Prescott, Ariz.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Colorado County Citizen, March 30, 1994
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, Mary Emma (Hawkins) Baldwin

Mrs. Mary E. Wallace widow of the late conductor, Frank Wallace of the Southern Pacific, [died] at the age of 88 years. The family for many years made their home in Columbus. She was a native.

Her survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Maude Miller; two sons, Will and Arthur and a step-daughter, Mrs. Gus Baumgarten of Schulenburg.

Colorado County Citizen, July 10, 1941
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, W. H.

We regret to announce the death, in our city, on the 28th ult.,of Mr. W. H. Wallace, at the residence of his brother, Mr. Frank Wallace,of the G. H. & S. A. R. R. He was a deserving young man, with numerous friends. He had been suffering from meningitis, to which was added paralsis[sic] of the brain, producing death. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 1, 1879
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Wallace, William M.

Last rites for W. M. Wallace Are Held Yesterday

Funeral services were held In Columbus Funeral home yesterday morning for William M. Wallace, who died. In the Laughlin hospital of Eagle Lake Sunday morning, after having been in frail health for several years. He was a retired real estate dealer.

Burial was in Odd FeIIows Rest with Dr. Norman L. Roberts and Rev. C. Jordan Mann officiating.

Mr. Wallace was born In Mena, Ark.. June 24, 1879, a son of Mike and Katherine Fleming Wallace. He had lived In Columbus 30 years and was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include his widow, the former Daisy Howard, and one daughter, Mrs. John O Rogers of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She and Mr. Rogers flew to Columbus for the services.

Other survivors are 2 grandsons, O'Farrell and John Wallace Rogers, and 5 sIsters.

Pallbearers were John Davis. Aubrey Chapman, Sam Harbert Jr., Roscoe Fountain, Gus Steger and E. G. Miller.

Mrs. Rogers will remain here with her mother until after Christmas; and Mr. Rogers will return to Canada this weekend.

Colorado County Citizen, November 18, 1954
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