Frisco Fire

This is the beginning of various items in the history of Frisco Fire…


The Family of William Springs Northcutt and Mary Elizabeth Smith

Husband:   William Springs Northcutt
Born:  18 July 1851 in Tennessee
Died:  15 May 1924 in Frisco, Collin County,Texas
Buried at:   Bethel Cemetery, Frisco, Collin County, Texas


Wife:   Mary Elizabeth Smith
Born:  26 September 1848 in Tennessee
Died:  29 July 1930 in Frisco, Collin County, Texas
Buried at   Bethel Cemetery, Frisco, Collin County, Texas



Child Sex Birth Death
John Tilden Northcutt M 7 August 1876 in Tennessee  26 January 1952 in Frisco, Collin County, Tx
Hassie Pearl Northcutt F 15 Nov 1879 in McMinnville, Tennessee 23 Dec 1953 in Frisco, Collin County, Tx
William Roy Northcutt M 3 February 1890 in Collin County, Texas  29 January 1946 in Frisco, Collin County, Tx


William Springs Northcutt, his wife, Mary Elizabeth Smith Northcutt and their two children, John T. and Hassie, came to Texas from McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Tennessee was the chief battleground of the war between the States and so much of this area was damaged or destroyed and restoration was a slow process; so they moved with their family to new land in Texas. They were farmers and first settled on land in the Navo community. Later they moved to their farm about five miles south of Frisco and three miles southwest of Lebanon. Another son, Roy, was born here in 1890.

When W. S. Northcutt retired from farming, they moved into Frisco. Their home was built in 1916 and it still stands on the corner of Sixth and Maple Streets. Roy and his wife, Nona Ogle (married: 31 October 1915) later moved into and owned the W. S. Northcutt house. Roy was the first fire chief in Frisco.


Dallas Morning News, 27 Mar 1954 – Mrs Northcutt, Lifelong Resident of
Frisco, Dies — Mrs Nona Northcutt, 57, lifelong resident of Frisco,
died Friday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3
p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Frisco with Rev Bill
Tucker, pastor and the Rev W M Mix, pastor of Greenville Avenue
Christian Church of Dallas, officiating. Burial will be in Restland
Memorial Park, Dallas, under direction of Staley Funeral Home of
Frisco. Daughter of the late Dr and Mrs J M Ogle, she was born here
Feb 5, 1897. She was married to Roy Northcutt who proceeded her in
death. Surviving are a son, Jack Northcutt of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs
Mary Yarborough of Frisco; two sisters, Mrs Ophelia Mays of Dallas and
Mrs Wanda Newman of Stephenville, and three grandchildren.

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