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Marriages and Deaths listed in Marion Herald - 1887
Posted by: Veneta McKinney (ID *****7730) Date: December 30, 2010 at 23:46:53
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Marion Herald, April 19, 1887 – pg 4
From GlenAllen, April 6, 1887 – by P. Patrick
Miss LULA MUSGROVE married a few days ago to Mr. JAMES BURTON, and will make her home in Walker County, east of Jasper.

Marion Herald, July 28, 1887 – pg 4
Married: At the hotel on last week, MR. J. T. BOATWRIGHT to Miss ANNIE LESTER. They were from Itawamba County, Miss. and the “old folks” perhaps kicked against them and so they just crossed over the line so as not to put their good parents to any extra trouble “fixin’ things up.”

Marion Herald, September 1, 1887 – pg 4
Mr. S. E. HUGHES and Miss E. C. HASTON, of Itawamba County, Miss. were married at this place on last week.

Marion Herald, October 20, 1887 – pg 4
Hackelburg, Ala.
October 15th 1887
Married – On last Wednesday at the residence of the bride father, Mr. MARION HOLCOMB to Miss C. P. MITCHELL. We wish the young couple a happy life and much success.

Marion Herald, November 24, 1887 – pg 4
Married – Near this place on 22nd inst, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mrs. ELBERT BELK to Miss CLEMENTINE LEWIS. The Herald extends congratulations to the happy couple trusting that the brilliant future now before them may never be darkened by clouds of adversity.

Marion Herald, December 8, 1887 – pg 4
Married – Near Bexar, this county, on Dec. 1st, at the residence of the brides’ father, Mrs. HENRY THEISS to Miss CORDELIA JOHNSON, Rev. JOHN ARNOLD, officiating. The Herald extends congratulations.


Marion Herald, April 5, 1887 – pg 8
DIED: Near Bexar in this county on last Wednesday night of the 30th ult. Mrs. POLLIE STIDHAM, wife of WINSTON STIDHAM, Esq. She was buried at New Bethel Church on last Friday. The bereaved husband and the large number of friends and relatives of the deceased have our hearty condolence in this sad bereavement.

Marion Herald, April 5, 1887 – pg 8
In the Bull Mountain neighborhood, this county, on last Wednesday, the 30th ult., Mrs. TILDA STONE, aged about 97 years. Buried at Bethlehem Church on last Thursday.

3. MAYS, Daughter of D. M.
Marion Herald, April 26, 1887 – pg 4
Died: Near Hall’s Mills on the 22nd inst., Miss _____ MAYS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. MAYS.

Marion Herald, April 26, 1887 – pg 4
Died: On the 22nd, near Hackleburg of measles, Mrs. ____ BREWER, wife of Mr. RILEY BREWER.
Marion Herald, August 11, 1887 – pg 4
Rev. W. R. PATTERSON and J. M. COLEMAN will preach the funeral sermon of Mrs. RILEY BREWER on the second Sunday in August.
Marion Herald, August 25, 1887 – pg 4
Rev. J. M. COLEMAN preached the funeral sermon of Mrs. RILEY BREWER on last Sabbath at Fairview church, and many sad hearts were made to rejoice in the hope of the home beyond.

5. DUNKIN (DUNCAN), Child of Rev. G. M. G.
Marion Herald, May 26, 1887 – pg 4
We are sorry to announce the death of one of Rev. G. M. G. DUNKIN’S children on last week. The bereaved parents have our heartfelt sympathy.

Marion Herald, July 28, 1887 – pg 4
Died – At his home about two miles south of town on last Friday of flux – Mr. GEORGE TURNER. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.

Marion Herald, July 28, 1887 – pg 4
Mr. THOM ELLIS ROBINSON of near Bexar, this county, was killed by lightning together with his horse while on his way to the picnic grounds at Smyrna Church on last Saturday. A heavy cloud coming up he dismounted, taking the saddle from off his horse and going under a tree on the roadside for shelter. The lighting stuck the trunk of the tree just above his head shivering it to atoms and instantly killing both man and horse.
       Mr. ROBINSON was a good citizen of the county and his sudden death is mourned by his friends some of whom he had just parted with in the vigor of manhood a few hours before. He leaves a wife and several children, all of whom have the sympathy of this entire community.

8. CARTER, Child of GIB
Marion Herald, August 4, 1887 – pg 4
Died – Near Barnesville on last Sunday, one of Mr. GIB CARTER’S children.

Marion Herald – August 4, 1887 – pg 4
HACKLEBURG - July 30th 1887
Mrs. SARAH KEENUM of near Allhill died on last Sunday night after a long protracted illness.

Marion Herald, August 11, 1887 – pg 4
We are pained to announce the death of Mr. HENRY MILLS, who died at his home about five miles from Detroit, on last Sunday morning after an illness of several days. Mr. MILLS was a good citizen of our county; leaves a wife and children to mourn his death; all of whom have the sympathy of this entire community.

11. POPE, Mrs. ELISA
Marion Herald, August 25, 1887 – pg 4
We are pained to announce the death of Mrs. ELISA POPE, which sad event took place about four miles south of town on last Sunday morning. The bereaved family have our hearty condolence.

Marion Herald, September 1, 1887 – pg 4
Hackelburg, Ala. August 27th, 1887
We are sorry to announce the death of Mr. and Mrs. ISAAC YEALDEN’S little son on last Tuesday night. The bereaved have our heartfelt sympathy.       

Marion Herald, September 8, 1887, pg 4
On 31st inst, a sad accident happened near Allen’s Factory in this county which spread a gloom over the entire community. OBE MORGAN, a thoughtless youth of fifteen, while handling a rifle which he supposed unloaded, playfully presented it at his little cousin EMMIE MORGAN, who was lying on a bed sick. The gun went off, shooting her in the eye, causing death in a short time.
       OBE MORGAN is the son of Mr. H. MORGAN, who is well known in the county. The little girl was his niece; about eleven years old and had no parents living. The distressed family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Marion Herald, September 15, 1887
Died – Near Barnesville, this county, on last Tuesday night, Mrs. WILLIS WRIGHT. The bereaved husband and three motherless children all have our hearty condolence.

Marion Herald, September 22, 1887 – pg 4
BALUS WILLIAMS, a resident of Marion County, was shot and instantly killed by a party of U. S. Deputy Marshals near Belgreen on 14th inst. Deputy Marshal JOHN BARRETT had a warrant for the arrest of WILIAMS and met him in Belgreen, but thought best to let him get out of town when the drop could be had on him and he would give up without making any resistance. So after WILIAMS left town BARRETT summoned WILL DOBBS and RICHARD CLEERE and the three men started in pursuit. He was overtaken about two miles south of Belgreen. Mr. CLEERE had, by going through a rear way, gained the front of WILLIAMS while BARRET and DOBBS at the same time advanced from the rear. WILLIAMS had his gun with him, a double barrel, and when ordered by CLEERE to hold up his hands, instead of doing so raised his gun and endeavored to shoot CLEERE, but the weapon snapped at this juncture he received a couple of loads in the head and back, DOBBS having fired both barrels of his gun. CLEERE then fired and WILLIAMS fell dead. The affair is a very sad one and one much to be regretted. After a thorough investigation by the Coroner’s jury the men were acquitted of all blame and discharged.

16. STEADHAM, Rev. J. B.
Marion Herald, October 20, 1887 – pg 4
Rev. J. B. STEADHAM died at his home near Russellville Franklin County on 8th inst.

Marion Herald, October 20, 1887 – pg 4
Hackelburg News, Oct 15th
Mrs. ELLEN KENEDY died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. J. T. MITCHELL on yesterday morning after a long and painful illness. The bereaved have our heartfelt sympathy.       

18. GREEN, Child of Mrs. MARGRET
Marion Herald, October 27, 1887 – pg 4
Hackelburg, Ala., Oct. 23, 1887
Mrs. MARGRET GREEN’S child died on last night, aged about one year.

19. JACKSON, Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Marion Herald, Nov. 17, 1887 – pg 4
Hackelburg, Ala. Nov. 12, 1887
TWO of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. JACKSON’S daughters have died within the past ten days. We extend to the bereaved our heartfelt sympathy.

20. MORROW, Mr. D. C.
Marion Herald, December 1, 1887 – pg 4
Died: Near Hall’s Mill, Marion County, Ala. on Nov. 27th 1887 of diphtheria, Mr. D. C. MORROW aged about 70 years. Mr. MORROW was a good honest, honorable citizen, respected by all who knew him. Peace to his memory.

Marion Herald, Dec. 15, 1887 – pg 4
Died near Detroit, Alabama the 13th inst. Mr. JOHN ALLEN BROWN. We extend to the bereaved family our sympathies.

Marion Herald, Dec. 15, 1887 – pg 4
       Our town was startled on last Saturday night 10t inst, by the news being brought in that Mr. ROBERT TERRELL and Mr. TOM BANNISTER, two Marion County men, had been waylaid and shot just over the line in Franklin County. It appears that TERRELL and BANNISTER were on hunt of the man - for whom a reward is offered and who was thought to be hiding in the neighborhood.
       The men had completed their search and were on their way back to his county when night coming on they halted at the house of one Mr. JOHNSON, living between Little and Big Bear Creeks in Franklin Co and secured lodging for the night. In a short time it was discovered that the bridles of their horses had been cut and the animals gone. Both men at once set out to look for the horses. After following them to Bear Creek, a distance of 3 or 4 miles, it being dark they decided to return to Mr. JOHNSON’ and wait till morning and then renew their search. They did so, and early the next morning, Saturday, they set out in the same direction they had traveled the night before. They had proceeded only about half mile from the house when they were fired on by parties concealed in the thick woods near the road. Both men dropped instantly. BANNISTER being shot in the head with two buckshot and TERRELL in the left side just about the hip joint, the bullet ranging throng lodged near the right kidney. The latter was shot with a rifle and some hopes are entertained for his recovery. The man BANNISTER lived only a few minutes but during those few moments says Mr. TERRELL, he beggen piteously for water but his friend lying near by was unable to move himself or in any way administer to his wants.
       Mr. JOHNSON, on hearing the report of the guns, started after them and came up to where they were lying. The news was spread and before long enough men had assembled to convey the dead man and Mr. TERRELL to the house of Mr. JOHNSON, where they stopped the night before, which they did and immediately sent for a physician to care for the wounded man.       
       Both men are well known in the county and respected as clever, law-abiding citizens. It is thought they were killed by Franklin co. “moonshiners’ who mistook them for men trying to locate stills.
       Both men have families – BANNISTER leaving a wife and three fatherless children to mourn his death. His remains were brought home for burial on last Monday. Mr. TERRELL remains at the house where he was taken soon after the shooting.


Marion Herald, NOv. 10, 1887
Mr. W. W. WEBSTER, of Moscow, Kentucky, was in town on Tuesday. Mr. WEBSTER was once a citizen of this county and for several years was engaged in the mercantile business at Pikeville, but moved to Kentucky about twenty years ago and settled in Hickman County where he has since resided. He remained in town only a short time but while here paid us a visit and subscribed for the Herald.

Thursday October 6, 1887
K. C. M. & B. R. R.
At Gwin Station (sic) this county, on 28th ult, the last link was closed on the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham R. R. A large crowd had gathered to see the meeting and at lat taken only two more spikes remained to be driving the moment was one of expectancy. President Nettleton had designated Private Allen, Representative in Congress from First Mississippi District, and Col. Keating, editor of the Memphis Appeal, to drive the last spikes required to link together this great line of road that was begun in August 1886. About 9 o’clock these gentlemen stepped out from the crowd and on to the track where a couple of sledge hammers were given them and hardly had the sound from the last blows died away when a long loud huzza went up from the assembly. As the cheering subsided, calls were heard on every hand for Private Allen to address them. That distinguished gentlemen responded to the call in a short but eloquent speech, in which he congratulated the employees and laborers as well as the management and subordinate officers in the completion of such an enterprise in so short a space of time. He said: “I do not congratulate the company alone, but the people along the line of this splendid road, which is in my opinion, destined to be one of the greatest lines in the South, connecting as it does, the foremost, most prosperous and progressive cities of the south and West.”
This great line of road now continuous for 738 miles about 14 of which runs through Marion County and is a great boom to our people. We can have more direct communication with the outside world and not only will it give us a market for all the products of our soil, but will bring direct to our doors all such commodities as we have to purchase. In fact, this road will be a real blessing to the people all along its line.
President Nettleton said the road would be put in first-class shape and operation so as to receive the patronage of the people as soon as possible, which is thought will be in a week or ten days.

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