Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1977 Mrs. Bates Breckinridge: Mrs. JOHN H. BATES Sr., 70, of Breckenridge, died Monday in Eastland Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Melton Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Rev. HARRY GRANTZ, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Breckenridge cemetery.
Born GLADYS FIELD, Feb. 5, 1907 in Grosvenor, she married JOHN H. BATES Sept. 29, 1924 in Weatherford. They moved to Breckenridge from Graham in 1938. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was assistant secretary of Adult C of te Sunday School department. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter, MARY BETH TAYLOR of Breckenridge, a son JOHN H. Jr. of Lubbock, a sister MILDRED EMBERLING of New London, a brother GEORGE FIELD of Ontario, California, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be HAROLD POST, SAM WARFORD, C. D. ROBERSON, JOE LIVINGSTON, LLOYD SATTERWHITE, and LYNN BRIDGES. The family requests remembrances be in the form of contributions to the building fund of the First Baptist Church.
San Antonio Light San Antonio, Texas December 9, 1924
Rail Death Trial Argued on Appeal Austin, Dec. 9: The case of EMBERLIN vs the Wichita Falls and Ranger Railroad was submitted to the commission of appeals Tuesday in oral argument. R. L. EMBERLIN was killed about three years ago at Breckenridge and the lower court at Breckenridge awarded the widow $20,000 damages. The Court of Civil Appeals reversed the judgment on the ground that EMBERLIN did not look for the approaching train and the question is whether his death is embraced in the contributory negligence.