Hood County Texas Genealogical Society



1886 - 1925

 Abilene Reporter-News


Thomas C. Hale 10/16/1925

Thomas C. Hale was born in Hood county, Texas, June 14, 1886, where he grew to manhood, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Hale, well known and well-to-do citizens of that county at the present time. Deceased was one of a family of nine children, four boys and four girls survive him along with his parents, wife and baby son.

Mr. Hale came to Merkel about six years ago with his brother, Mr. J. G. Hale, and for several years they were engaged in cotton buying, and by their honest and fair dealings built up a large circle of close friends who deeply mourn with other friends and loved ones, the sudden and unexpected departure of the one time strong and healthy man.

On September 14, 1920, he was married to Miss Virgie Taylor of Palo Pinto County, and to this happy union one child was born, a son now almost two years of age. Mr. Hale was converted and joined the Baptist church about ten years ago. He was honest, kind and courteous to all with whom he met and was associated with, and during his entire life always claimed a large circle of close and admiring friends.

During the world war he served his country faithfully as a member of the 111th Ammunition train and spent 13 months in the struggle over seas.

After some two weeks suffering from appendicitis he underwent an operation at an Abilene Sanitarium, but his condition was such that he could not withstand and overcome same, and on September 16th his soul went out to meet his Lord and Saviour. The remains were shipped to Lipan, Hood county, where in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and loved ones, they were tenderly laid to rest.

This paper joins many friends here and elsewhere in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved loved ones, and especially the faithful wife and baby boy.

~ Web Page by Virginia Hale ~