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CLEBURNE, Texas, Sept. 26. --- Mrs. Elizabeth McPherson*, 89, native of Dallas, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Miller, Cleburne. Daughter of Col. and Mrs. T. C. Hawpe, she was educated in Dallas and was married to J. M. McPherson in 1877. The family made their home in Dallas, later near Alvarado.

Funeral Services will be held at the Crozier-Pierson Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Monday and burial will be in the family plot near Pleasant Point.

Survivors include three sons, A. R. McPherson, Cleburne; T. C. Mcpherson, Fort Worth and J. E. McPherson, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. J. L. Casstevens, Alvarado, and Mrs. Ruby Yater, San Antonio, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren .

NOTE - * Someone made a mistake when they submitted this obit to the newspaper for printing. Cora Eudora McPherson was who the obit was written about. She had a sister Selinah Elizabeth Hawpe who also married a McPherson, who was the brother of her husband. (DAH)

The Dallas Morning News -- Dallas, Dallas County, Texas -- September 27, 1943 -- Monday -- Section #1, Page #8.
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Deceased Was Long Time Resident of Cleburne

Mrs. Cora Elizabeth McPherson, 89, long time resident of Cleburne, died at an early hour Sunday morning following a long and serious illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Miller, 300 Forest

Born Feb. 26, 1854, in Dallas, Mrs. McPherson was the daughter of Col. and Mrs. T. C. Hawpe. Her father was sheriff of Dallas County from 1852 to 1856, and she was born at the family home place on
Good street in Dallas.

In 1871, she was married to Jake M. McPherson and they continued to live in Dallas on the farm, which was located between Junius street and the Santa Fe Railroad in Dallas until 1886. At that time they sold the farm and moved to Alvarado, where they purchased another farm.

Mr. and Mrs. McPherson lived near Alvarado where they reared their five sons and five daughters until 1910. In 1910 they sold their
home there and moved to Cleburne where they resided since.

In August, 1921, Mr. McPherson died after a long illness but Mrs. McPherson continued to live in the home place until March of this
year, when she was moved to the home of Mrs. Miller. She had been confined to her bed for the past six years and during the past six weeks had been seriously ill.

Mrs. McPherson was a faithful member of the First Christian church, having joined when a young girl.

Last rites were conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Crosier- Pearson Funeral chapel with Rev. A. D. Rogers, a retired Christian minister of Denton, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. E. Buford

Pallbearers were six of Mrs. McPherson's grandsons, and interment was in the family plot at Pleasant Point cemetery, northeast of

She is survived by three sons, A. R. McPherson, Cleburne; T. C. McPherson, Fort Worth, and J. E. McPherson, Dallas; three
daughters, Mrs. W. E. Miller, Cleburne; Mrs. J. L. Casstevens, Alvarado; and Mrs. Ruby Yater, San Antonio; 24 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.

Cleburne Time Review -- Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas --
September 27, 1943 -- Monday.
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