John Lowry Ware Obituary, 1913

John Lowry Ware
13 Feb 1844 – Alabama
03 Apr 1913 – Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
1867 – Falcon, Nevada Co., AR
04 Apr 1913
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Willow Wild Cemetery
Fannin Co. TX, USA
John L. on stone. Full name, places of birth and death, date and place of marriage, and burial date from obituaries and Texas Death Certificate. Photo from the Collection of the Estate of John and Thelma Black.

– Obituary –

The Bonham Daily Favorite
Bonham, Texas
Friday, 04 Apr 1913, Page One

John Lowry Ware Dies In Dallas

Prominent Merchant and Well Known Citizen Passed Away Yesterday

News of the death of J. L. Ware was received in the city late yesterday evening, he having passed away in Dallas at 5:30 o’clock after an illness of about two months, two weeks or more of that time being spent at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Henderson, Oak Lawn Aev., where his death occurred.

The remains arrived this afternoon on the 12:40 Texas & Pacific and were conveyed to Willow Wild cemetery where services were held, interment following.

John Lowry Ware was born in Alabama Feb. 21, 1844. He had been a merchand at Hope, Ark., where he moved in early manhood for a number of years, and married Miss Elizabeth Barton in Falcon, Ark., in 1867. He afterwards removed to Honey Grove where he engaged in the general merchandise business moving to Bonham about nine years ago where he has been the senior member of the firm of J. L. Ware & Son. He had resided in Texas since 1887. Through the Civil war he served as a Confederate soldier, enlisting from Arkansas, and part of the time was a prisoner of war.

Besides the wife there are four children surviving him, the latter namely, Mrs. W. T. Henderson and Senter Ware of Dallas, Mrs. Reed Spivy and J. Luther Ware of this city.

Mr. Ware was perhaps one of the best known citizens of Fannin county, his acquaintances having a wide scope, and his kind and genial disposition won him many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. He was of genial and even tempered disposition, his son, J. Luther Ware remarking this morning that if he was ever angry he could not remember it. He was a consistent member of the First Methodist church of this city and will be greatly missed by that congregation and his death is a loss also to the business interests of the city as he and his son have conducted a successful mercantile establishment here for years. The Favorite joins the hosts of friends of the family in offering sympathy in this their hour of sorrow and bereavement.

The Dallas Morning News
05 Apr 1913
Page 3

John L. Ware

The body of John L. Ware, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter T. Henderson, on Oak Lawn Avenue, Thursday evening, was sent to Bonham by Undertaker Loudermilk yesterday morning.

Funeral service was held in Bonham at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, with burial in the City Cemetery.

– Additional Information –

John L. Ware, was a resident of Honey Grove and proprietor of the ONE PRICE CASH STORE, of that place, in 1886. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1844, a son of Zadock and Ellen Ware. From 1861 to 1863, he fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy, having enlisted in Arkansas. He was a prisoner of war for eight months. After being released, he rejoined his company at the seige of Vicksburg.After the close of the war, J. L. Ware opened a mercantile business at Hope, Arkansas, with his brother, R. A. Ware. In 1868, he married Bessie Barton, daughter of L. J. Barton. They had four children: Lillian, who married W. T. Henderson; J. L. Jr., who married Martha E. Blocker; Senter, who married Lillian Collier; Mamie who married Reid Spivy, of Bonham.

J. L. Ware, Sr., and his wife are buried in Bonham,where they died in 1913 and 1936.

Ware was a name on business houses in Bonham for many years having been carried on by J. L., Jr. The other son, Senter lived in Bonham also.


TXFannin GenWeb #: 008410

This record last updated on 2013-08-31 at 11:29:24

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– Death Certificate Information –

    • Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
    • Name: John L. Ware
    • Death Date: 03 Apr 1913
    • Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
    • Death Age: 69 years 1 month 20 days
    • Estimated Birth Date:
    • Birth Date: 13 Feb 1844
    • Birthplace: Ala.
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Spouse’s Name:
    • Father’s Name: Don’t know
    • Father’s Birthplace:
    • Mother’s Name: Don’t know
    • Mother’s Birthplace:
    • Occupation: Merchant
    • Place of Residence:
    • Cemetery: Willow Wild
    • Burial Place: Bonham, Texas
    • Burial Date: 04 Apr 1913
    • Informant: J.L. Ware, Jr.
    • Reference Number: cn 8076

Collection: Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976

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