Ennis, TX Boat Accident and Drowning, Jun 1924

E. C. NEWELL TO BE BURIED IN ENNIS ON WEDNESDAY

Special to The News.

ENNIS, Texas, June 3.—The funeral of Engineer Elmer C. Newell, who was drowned while fishing on the new city lake here Monday afternoon, when a boat turned over during a storm, will be held from the home, 1006 North Dallas street, at 3 p. m. Wednesday.

Mr. Newell was born in Ohio in 1870, came to Ennis with the H. & T. C. Railroad in 1890. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, chapter and council; the Eastern Star and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The Rev. W. E. Brittain and the Rev. H. S. Springall will conduct the funeral service, and the Masonic Lodge will have charge of the burial service.

Mr. Newell is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Frances; two sons, Clyde Newell of Louisiana, and Roy Newell of Houston; his mother, a brother, sister and four step-children. Mrs. C. F. Moser, Rogers and Titus Parks of Ennis and Hicks Parks of Houston.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Jun 1924

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MASONS HAVE CHARGE OF ELMER NEWELL’S FUNERAL

Special to The News.

ENNIS, Texas, June 4—The Masonic lodge, with a Knights Templar escort, Knights Templar pallbearers, and Grand High Priest Sam J. Helm of Corsicana presiding, had charge of the burial service of Engineer Elmer C. Newell after the Rev. H. S. Springall had conducted the funeral services at the home, 1006 North Dallas street, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Newell lost his life Monday while fishing on the new city lake when the boat turned over during a storm. He was 54 years old and had been in the service of the H. & T. C. Railroad since 1890.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Jun 1924

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Jun 1924