27 Sept 1943 — Cleburne, Texas
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
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 Isaacks, pastor of the First Christian Church here.
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
Mrs. W. E. Miller, Cleburne; Mrs. J. L. Casstevens, Alvarado; and
Mrs. Ruby Yater, San Antonio; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-
Cleburne Time Review -- Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas --
September 27, 1943 -- Monday.