Evolucion (Laredo, Texas)
July 3, 1918
Miss Emilia Merriweather has passed away.
Last Sunday afternoon in Kerrville Miss Emilia Merriweather ceased to exist at the age of 19. The aforementioned young lady was a native of Laredo and the daughter of Mr. Carlos Merriweather, Constitutionalists and very well known. She had been ill during some time and she went there with the intent of changing climate and to see if by doing so she could improve her health.
To mark the occasion of finishing school courses at the School of Higher Learning in this city this year, the now deceased, who was by then in pain and bedridden, requested to be taken to the handing out of diplomas in order to receive hers, which had been issued to her for her scholastic progress.
Some members of the Merriweather family left for that destination in order to attend the funeral.
We send our most respectful condolences to the bereft father.
This obituary was published in a spanish language newspaper, "Evolucion." Here's the Spanish version.
Ha falledido la srita
El domingo untimo en la tarde dejo de existir en Kerrville, la Srita. Emilia Merriweather, a la edad de 19 anos. La senorita indicada era native de Laredo e hijadel senor Carlos Merriwether, Costitucionalistas y persona muy concida. Habia estado enferma durate algun tiempo y fue a aquel lgar con objecto de cambiar de elin y ver sip or este medio podiaar mjorer de salud.
Con mtivo de la terminaction de cursos scolares en la Escuela de Alton Eudios en esta ciudad, este ano, la hora falledida, guien para entone se encontraba ya postrada en el lecho del dolor, pidio ser Ilevada a la reparticion de diplomas con el fin de obtener el de ella, que le habga sido otorgando por ssu adelantos escolares.
Algunos miembros de la familia Merriweather salieron para a quell lugar, con el fin de nsistir a los funerals.
Enviamos al afligido padre, nuestra mas respetuosa condolencia.
Can anyone identify Emilia (Emily or Emma?) and her father Carlos (Charles or Carl?)
The 1900 Census in Laredo, Texas lists Charles M. Merriweather, born Sept. 1872 in Texas. His father was born in GERMANY and his mother in Colorado. His wife is Eva and daughter Emilia is one year old, born Feb 1899. Also in the household is Charles' widowed mother Rafaela.