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Carey, Fannie A. (Dickey)


Our people were indeed shocked and grieved last Friday night when it became known that Mrs. Fannie A. Carey,the beloved wife of Colonel H. E. Carey, was dead, her death occurring as a result of a paralytic stroke, which first came upon her the night previous. Her death was a severe blow not only to her family but to the entire city, for she was one of the most estimable, best and most popular ladies our people ever knew. None knew her but to love and praise her, and as an evidence of the esteem in which she was held it may be stated that although the weather was as cold and damp as could be, there was a large attendance at the funeral [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows' Cemetery], many ladies willingly facing the cold north winds that they might pay a last loving tribute to their beloved friend and neighbor. The feeling tribute of the heart-broken husband at the grave was enough to have moved a heart of stone, and at its conclusion not a dry eye was to be seen. There were many beautiful floral tributes, the grave being literally hidden from view by the banks of flowers. To the bereaved husband and sons the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended. May God pity and comfort them, is our sincere wish. Below we publish a tribute handed in by a friend of the family:

CAREY.--Mrs. Fannie A. Carey, the daughter of Rev. Jas. Dickey, and wife of H. E. Carey, was born in Winston Co., Miss., Nov. 7, 1840, and died at her home in Weimar, Tex., Feb 27th, 1903. She was happily married to H. E. Carey March 18th 1873, and they come to Texas and have lived in this community for about thirty years. To them were born three children, one of whom, an infant daughter, preceded her to the heavenly home. Her husband and two grown sons--goodly young men--survive to mourn her departure. She was the daughter of a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, and was religious from her youth. We do not know when she joined the church--most probably when she was quite young. When she came to Texas she changed her membership from the C.P. church to the M. E. church, South, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Sister Carey was the personification of those elements of character that stand for the loving mother, the true wife, and the trustful chiristian. The influence of her gentle, patient and beautiful life will abide to bless her loved ones and all who knew her as long as memory shall last. God was merciful to her in the last hour and she had no struggle with death, but quietly and peacefully “fell asleep in Jesus.” “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” The blessed assurance of a reunion some day in a brighter world above will serve to dispel the clouds that now darken the home below. Knowing where to find her, may her loved ones go to her. B

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1903

Carey, Frances E.

Frances Carey FuneraI Held Here Feb. 20.

Funeral services for Frances E. Carey, 84, of Weimar were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Adkins officiated.

Miss Carey died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Parkview Manor.

Born July 4, 1905, in Weimar, she was a daughter of George and Lorena (Hunter) Carey. Her grandfather, Capt. T, W. Hunter, was the first male white chlld born in Stephen F. Austin's Colony, in Texas.

Miss Carey had also lived in San Angelo and San Antonio. before retiring from civil service in 1971.

Her sister, Nannie Merle Carey, died in 1941, and her brother, Henry E. Carey, died in 1983. Her only survivor is her sister-in-law, Eileen Carey of Daisetta.

Serving as pallbearers were Werner J. Stavinoha, Henry Ed Rabel, Jack Montgomery, Milton Booth, Edwin Haidusek and Wayne Chaffee.

Weimar Mercury, February 22, 1990, page 6

Carey, George E.

Death Claims Spirit of Mr. Geo. E. Carey

Mr. Geo. E. Carey, son of the late Henry E. and Fannie A. Carey, died at the family home in this city on Thursday evening of this last week about 7 o'clock after an illness extending over a number of months, and the funeral took place at the Odd Fellows Cemetery Friday afternoon in the presence of a large assemblage of bereaved relatives and friends. Brief services were held at the family home followed by others at the grave, the church services being in charge of Rev. J. H. K. Willmann, local Methodist pastor, and these in turn were followed by the impressive rites of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Carey having been a loyal and consistent member of said fraternity for many years. The funeral services were very impressive and floral offerings profuse and beautiful.

George E. Carey was born in Weimar April 4, 1876, died Jan. 10, and was 58 years, nine months and 6 days of age at the time of his death. April 12, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Lorena Hunter. To this union, three children were born: Frances, Nannie Merle and Henry E. Mr. Carey joined the Methodist Church on June 19, 1894, under the ministry of Rev. S. H. Morgan, and remained a member of said Church up to the time of his decease. He grew to manhood in this community and was favorably known to every man, woman and child of this section for he had naught but love in his heart for each and every one of his acquaintances. He was honest, upright, a man who would go far to accommodate a friend, and who faithfully and cheerfully performed every task imposed upon him. He was as true a friend as any man ever had, and the high esteem in which he was held was amply attested by the many who came to visit his bedside during his long months of illness, and to minister to his needs and comfort. Throughout his long illness, he ever bore up cheerfully and uncomplainingly, and it caused his friends and those about him to marvel at his fortitude and powers of endurance. He ever proved himself to be a devoted husband and indulgent father, and no man ever had a truer or better friend than George Carey. In his musing the writer feels that he has .... one of his dearest, best and most cherished friends.

It was on July 7, 1934, while at his daily tasks in the railroad offices that he was stricken down with the illness from which he never recovered. During the six months that followed, he was always cheerful and hopeful, but willing to submit to the Lord's will.

He is survived by his wife and three children, sister-in-law, Miss Beulah Hunter of Yoakum and Mr. Henry Hunter of Old City, La., one step-brother, Mr. W. K. Williford of Columbus, and numerous other relatives.

Weimar has lost a good citizen, many of us have lost a true personal friend, and the bereaved family has given up one whose place can never be filled. "He is not dead, but sleepeth."

"The lights are out
In the mansion of clay;
The curtains are drawn,
For the dweller's away;
He silently slipped
O'er the threshold by night,
To make his abode
In the City of Light".

The Weimar Mercury, Friday, January 18, 1935
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Carey, Henry Earl

Death of H. E. Carey, Sr.

The death of Colonel H. E. Carey, Sr., of this city, Monday night, while not unexpected, caused many expressions of sorrow throughout the city, where he had lived for so many years. Mr. Carey's health had been bad for a number of years, and he was in a state of gradual decline, due as much to his advanced age as to any other cause. Everything that possibly could be done in his behalf was attended to by loving relatives, physicians and friends, but it was all to no purpose. The end came peacefully and ere the sun dawned Tuesday morning the spirit of this tired old soldier had gone to join its Maker. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of the deceased's son, George E. Carey, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which Mr. Carey had long been a useful and valued member. Religious services were held at the residence by Rev's Gibbons of the Methodist and Sellers of the Baptist churches. Interment took place at the Odd Fellows' cemetery by the side of his wife who had preceded him to the grave a number of years ago. Pall bearers were--active, Jas. McMillan, I. Lauterstein, C. H. Potthast, E. Goeth, John H. Brooks and R. H. McCormick; honorary, T. A. Hill, W. C. Crebbs, J. W. Holt, A. F. Rose, "Uncle Holland" Garrett and Mr. Dedrick. Mr. Carey was 76 years old at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knights of Honor. He was mayor of Weimar from 1892 to 1894, was a native of Michigan, and came to this city in 1874. He served in the Union army during the civil war and won distinction on the field of battle. He was known and respected by all, being a man of strong convictions, honest, upright, courteous, kindly to all, and the possessor of a large circle of friends wherever known. He leaves two sons--George E. Carey of this city and H. E. Carey, Jr., of Eagle Lake, to whom the sympathy of the entire community is extended.

Weimar Mercury, March 14, 1913


Mr. Willie Williford left Monday for Weimar to be at the bedside of his step-father, Mr. H. E. Carey, who was then reported very low. Tuesday morning at 12:20 he passed to the great beyond. The following was clipped from the Houston Post:

Weimar, Texas, March 11. – Colonel H. E. Carey, Sr, died this morning at 12:20 after an illness of several weeks’ duration. Mr. Carey was an officer in the Union army, was among the first to locate in Weimar. His second wife preceded him to the beyond 18 months ago. He leaves two sons to mourn the loss of their father, George Carey of this city and Henry E. Carey of Eagle Lake.

Schulenburg Sticker, 14 March 1913

Carey, Henry Earl, Jr.


Eagle Lake and the entire Eagle Lake community is saddened by the news which reached here last night that Mr. Henry Carey was dead. He had been in El Campo for some weeks past where he has been manager for the Southern Rice Growers' Association. He contracted influenza and had a relapse which developed into pneumonia. Yesterday morning news came that he was a little bit improved, though still very ill, but we all held out hopes that he would continue to improve. And When the news came last night that he was dead, it came as a great shock to all the people here, the people who knew him so well and so favorably.

Henry Carey was one of the finest young men we have ever known. He was born and raised in Weimar, where he spent the greater part of his life. He moved to Eagle Lake in 1908 and has been engaged in business and identified with the city's best interests since that time. He has always been a prominent and progressive citizen, and for a number of years was a member of the board of aldermen. He was thirty-eight years of age. He was member of the Presbyterian Church and a prominent Odd-Fellow.

The remains were shipped to Weimar, the old home, on the afternoon train, being joined here by a large number of the members of the Odd-Fellows lodge, which order will conduct the services at the grave in Weimar [Cemetery] this afternoon, the funeral will be held at half past four o'clock.

Mr. Carey is survived by his wife and little daughter and one brother, George Carey, of Weimar, to whom the Headlight, in common with all the people of Eagle Lake, extends its sincerest sympathy.

A suitable obituary of our friend's death will be printed in next issue of the Headlight.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 19, 1918
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Carey, Lorena (Hunter)

Mrs. Lorena Carey, 79, Succumbs; Rites Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorena Hunter Carey, 79, were held Monday, Nov. 30, at Hubbard Funeral Home with interment in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. The Rev. Howard MacAllister, Methodist pastor, officiated.

Mrs. Carey died Sunday at her home after a heart attack. She had been in ill health many months.

Born here July 7, 1880, she was the daughter of T. W. and Nannie Hunter, one of the earliest couples to settle in Weimar, and spent her entire lifetime here. She was married here April 12, 1902, to George E. Carey, who died in 1935.

Surviving her are two daughters, Miss Frances Carey of San Antonio and Miss Nannie Merle Carey of Moulton; one son, Henry E. Carey of Houston; and one sister, Miss Beulah Hunter, here.

Serving as pallbearers were Henry Brasher Jr., Alfred J. Kainer, Ben B. Holt, Chas. Ammann , Dan Herder and H. Ed. Rabel.

Weimar Mercury, December 4, 1959.

Carey, Margaret Elizabeth

Weimar Items

It is with a sad heart that we are compelled to note the death of Margarine[sic] Elizabeth, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Carey, Jr., of Eagle Lake, which occurred at their residence Monday morning. The baby accidentally fell into a bucket of hot water which was placed on the floor to be used for scouring purposes, and became so badly scalded, that the little angel was taken to the God who gave it. The remains were brought to this city Tuesday and taken to the residence of the little one’s great-grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Bock, where the funeral services were held, Rev. J. D. Worrell officiating. The body was laid to rest in the family lot at the Odd Fellows cemetery. This entire community together with the Citizen extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents and other relatives.

Colorado Citizen, July 23, 1909

Carey, Mary E. (Kenan)

Death of Mrs. H. E. Carey, Sr.

Mrs. Mary E. Carey, wife of H. E. Carey, Sr., of this city, died Sunday morning at 5 o'clock at the family residence, after a long illness, and the remains were laid to rest in the Osage cemetery Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. G. T. Gibbons, pastor of the Methodist church, performing the burial service. Mrs. Carey was 51 years old at the time of her death. She had been a patient sufferer for many years, and while her death was not unexpected, it came as a distinct shock to her numerous friends. She had been a member of the Methodist church since childhood, and had always lived a consistent, christian life. She had ever proven a good woman, a good neighbor and good friend, and her death is sincerely deplored. She leaves a husband and one son, Willie Willeford, to whom the unfeigned sympathy of the community is extended.

Weimar Mercury, 4 August 1911
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Carey, Nannie Merle

Funeral for Miss Carey Held Monday

Funeral services for Miss Nannie Merle Carey, 71, of Weimar were held Monday, Sept. 14, form Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows} Cemetery. Rev. Lyle Pierce officiated.

Miss Carey, a retired schoolteacher, died Saturday at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.

Born her January 18, 1910, she was a daughter of George E. and Lorena (Hunter) Carey. She was a graduate of Weimar High School and Southwest Texas State University and had also attended the University of Texas at Austin. She had taught at Big Lake, Garwood and Moulton.

Miss Carey was a member of the Allie Evans Society, Texas State Teachers Association, First United Methodist Church, and various church organizations.

She is survived by a sister, Miss Frances Carey of Weimar, and a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Eileen Carey, of Daisetta.

Pallbearers were Ed Rabel; L. E. Meredith, M. K. Merrem, Leslie Townsend, Edwin Haldusek and Frank Kainer.

The Weimar Mercury September 17, 1981
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
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