Is anyone here familiar with an old community called Stop Haines which was located somewhere on the old Fort Worth to Dallas Interurban line? My guess is the old highway to Dallas - old Highway 80, went through it. There was also a location near Stop Haines known as Death Crossing.
The only reference of it on the Internet was the following obituary from the old Fort Worth Record in 1920 that I found in a google search:
“PIONEER METHODIST PASTOR PASSES AWAY. Rev. D. W. Smith, age 75, a resident of Tarrant county for 61 years, died Saturday morning at his home at Stop-Haines on the Fort Worth-Dallas interurban. He had been an invalid for 13 years. He was born in Golden Grove, Mo., April 21, 1845, the family moving to Texas when he was 14 years of age. The family camped for a year on what is now Trinity Park before moving to what is now known as Smithfield, named after the family. He entered the Confederate army when 16 years old and fought throughout the war. On his return home he became a Methodist minister and gave 23 years of his life to his church. Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, W. P. of Fort Worth, J. W. of Dallas, C. B. Smith of McKinney; three daughters, Mrs. G. A. Meacham of Clinton, Okla., Mrs. R. S. Clous of Dallas and Mrs. C. J. Knowles of Outlook, Wash.; one step-son, Floyd Honecker of Fort Worth; one half-brother, 30 grandchildren and 17 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be held at the home at Stop Haines at 1 o’clock Sunday, followed by interment at the Smithfield Cemetery at 3 o’clock. The Masons will have charge of the body at the grave.”
An elderly gentleman told me about having been to Stop Haines when he was young and mentioned Death Crossing - but he was not able to tell me exactly where it was located and I have been a bit curious about it.