The  Daily  Republican
Monday September 29, 1884
Page 4 column 2
Undertaker  James Morrison  went up to the Gaines neighborhood this morning to assist in the burying of Mrs. Halstead, the mother of  Oscar Gatewood,  Mrs. Washington Paine  and  Mrs. Fisher.  The funeral took place this morning at the Gaines cemetery.

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 2, 1884
Page 3 column 2
          The remains of  Mary Halstead, who died Saturday night, aged seventy years, were interred at Gaines cemetery on Monday.  Funeral director James Morrison.  Pall bearers, Thomas Cotton,  William Walker,  Andrew Jones,  Samuel Kaster,  Melvin Walker  and  Samuel Ethel.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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