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James Jordan Daniel was first married to Mary Elizabeth Lytal, and his second wife is said
to have been Mary Josephine Long. His obituary was first published in The Daily
Enterprise, Cleburne, Texas, 28 March 1912. The attached images are from the reprint of
the obituary which appeared in The Weekly Enterprise, Cleburne, Texas, 4 April 1912, page
. References to "today" and "tomorrow" in the obituary are
relative to the original publication date.
Text of the obituary:
AN OLD CITIZEN DEAD.
From Thursday's Daily.
J. J. Daniel, died at his home six miles south of Cleburne this morning at 8:20
o'clock, surrounded by 12 of his 14 living children. He had been sick for quite
awhile, the ravages of old age carrying him away.
Deceased was born Oct. 11, 1831, in Green County, Alabama. He moved from there to Baldwin
[Baldwyn], Miss., residing there until 1876, when he moved to Kaufman County, Texas, and
after two or three years residence at that place, he then moved to Cleburne, Johnson
County, where he has resided almost continuously since. He served in the civil war in
Company K. 19th Mississippi Regiment. He was an active member of the Baptist Church since
1873, and a member of the Masonic order since 1868, his membership being in Cleburne Lodge
No. 315. The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow, Friday afternoon, under
the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.
At the time of his death he was surrounded by 12 of his 14 children—they being W. R.
Daniel of Cleburne; G. W. Daniel of Bishop, Texas; J. C. Daniel of Featherston, Ok.; J. V.
Daniel of Derden, Tex., J. E. Daniel of Konawa, Okla., Frank Daniel of Carbon, Tex.; Jesse
Daniel of Byars, Okla.; Mrs. H. A. Gerstenkorn of Mineral Wells; Mrs. Chas. Bartlett of
Fort Worth; Mrs. M. E. Hollibaugh of Enid, Ok.; Mrs. J. C. Stanberry and Mrs. May Murphy
of Cleburne. Two children, C. H. Daniel of Cedarville, Ark., and Mrs. Ada Byrd of
Portales, New Mexico, could not arrive here.
Mr. Daniel had always been a good citizen and besides the children he leaves a large
number of grandchildren and friends innumerable to revere his memory and emulate his
example. He lived a long and useful life, and has now been called to enjoy the Peace given
by Him who said "Well done, thou Faithful Servant, Enter into the joys of thy