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Marriages and Deaths listed in Marion County News - 1897
Posted by: Veneta McKinney (ID *****7730) Date: September 18, 2011 at 12:44:40
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Following are the deaths and marriages listed in 1897 Marion County News. You may see these in context on my website at http://genealogytrails.com/ala/marion/ under the newspaper button. I have pulled out the deaths and marriages and put them in a database form that is in alphabetical order under the appropriate button - and I have other stuff that I have transcribed and put online as well. Make sure you take time to visit the website.

This is a site like GenWeb in that it is user donated items, so if you have something that you would like to add -please let me know.

This will be the last marriage and deaths I list for awhile as I have finished all rolls of microfilm that I have for Marion county for the moment, and will begin Lamar County in the very near future. However, keep watching the website as I will still be adding things to it as I find them. And if anyone has anything they would like to add to the website just let me know.

Thank you

Veneta McKinney

MARRIAGES - 1897 MARION COUNTY NEWS

1. BRADLEY - MATTHEWS
Marion County News, January 7, 1897
A BRILLIANT WEDDING
       At the Methodist Church at Guin, Wednesday evening, Dec. 23, 1896, Mr. W. R. BRADLEY and Miss WILLIE MATTHEWS, Rev. D. W. WARD officiating.
       The groom is the able manager of the W. R. BRADLEY Mercantile Company and is well known and highly respected in this and surrounding counties. The bride is the daughter of W. J. MATTHEWS, State Senator from the Thirty-first Senatorial District of the State of Alabama. She is the belle of our town and county, a consecrated Christian, a good church worker, the assistant in the Guin High School and one of our Sunday school teachers, dearly beloved by all who know her.
       The wedding march was grand, rendered by Miss ELLA S. CREWS of Crews Depot, Ala.
       We extend to the worthy couple our best wishes for their happiness and prosperity.
       Friends, Guin, Ala.

2. AKERS - DENNIS
Marion County News, February 18, 1897
Our young friend N. Y. AKERS of Guin and Miss SAVANNAH DENNIS of Beaverton were married one day last week at the home of the bride. We wish the happy couple a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County News, March 4, 1897
Marriage licenses have been issued to the following parties since our last publication of the same: C. W. SELF and Miss I. C. TAYLOR, H. J. BARNES and Miss MARGARET E. PALMER, L. A. SPRUCE and Miss LEONA HENSELEY, Dr. J. W. HOWELL and Miss ALICE BURLESON, W. T. CONWY and Miss LULA TERRY, C. W MILES and Miss S. B. MCWHIRTER, W. E. SULLINS and Miss S. C. CARTER, W. T. FRY and Miss SARAH DUNCAN, C. G. BEACHEM and Miss ELLA---(torn)……

3. WRIGHT - MCKENZIE
Marion County News, April 29, 1897
Dr. WRIGHT and Miss LIZZIE MCKENZIE were married last Thursday. The writer wishes the happy couple a long, happy, and prosperous journey through life.

4. UNDERWOOD - BURLESON
Marion County News, May 13, 1897
ALONZO UNDERWOOD was married to Miss JENA BURLESON a few days ago. We wish them a happy journey through life.

5. ARNOLD - LAWHON
Marion County News, May 20, 1897
The happy consummation of a long engagement was the marriage of J. D. ARNOLD and Miss DELLA LAWHON on last Thursday night at the Methodist Church in this place. Mr. ARNOLD is one of the leading citizens and merchants of our county, and the bride is noted for her many noble qualities of mind and heart. We join with their host of friends in wishing for them a happy and prosperous voyage through life.

6. ASTON – SMITH
7. DODSON - MURRAH
Marion County News, May 27, 1897
Weddings! Weddings! There were two weddings near here on Sunday last. The contracting parties were TOM ASTON and Miss SALLIE SMITH and PERCY DODSON and Miss ARIE MURRAH. We extend to them our congratulations.

8. RODEN - SELF
Marion County News, June 10, 2011
FRANK RODEN and Miss MOLLIE SELF were married by Squire W. T. BURLESON on May 30. We wish the happy couple a pleasant journey over the matrimonial sea.

9. RICHIE - LEWIS
Marion County News, July 29, 1897
There was a quiet wedding at JAMES WIGINTON’S, about a mile from Hamilton, on last Saturday night. The contracting parties were ALEX. J. RICHIE and Miss METTIE LEWIS. We wish the young couple the best of luck for the future.

10. HOLCOMB - CURL
Marion County News, August 12, 1897
Married – On Sunday last at the residence of Mr. LODEN, MORGAN HOLCOMB and Miss LELA CURL. We wish them a long and pleasant journey through life.

11. WILSON - THORN
Marion County News, August 26, 1897
MARRIED - WILSON – THORN
At residence of the bride’s parents, one mile south of Hamilton, on Wednesday, August 18, 1897, Mr. GEORGE J WILSON and Miss URSLEY C. THORN, Rev. R. W. CLARK, officiating.
       The senior editor of the News congratulates the junior upon his good fortune in winning so amiable and accomplished a lady for his life companion, and tenders the happy pair our best wishes. May their married life be long, happy and prosperous.

12. SHOTTS - PALMER
Marion County News, September 2, 1897
Married – At the residence of the bride’s grandfather, J. J. PALMER, two miles southwest of Shottsville, on Wednesday, august 25, 1897, W. M. SHOTTS and Miss CLEO PALMER, Rev. JOHN ARNOLD officiating. May their married life be long, happy and prosperous.

13. THORN - EVANS
Marion County News, September 30, 1897
R. E. THORN of Hamilton and Miss IDA EVANS were married at the residence of the bride’s father at Henson Springs on Tuesday morning, September 28, in the presence of the friends of the contracting parties. We extend to the happy couple our best wishes for their welfare. May happiness and prosperity ever attend them.

14. THORN - TURNER
Marion County News, October 21, 1897
JOHN S. THORN and Miss HATTIE TURNER were married at Oakhill Church, Lamar County, last Sunday morning in the presence of a large number of their friends. After the ceremony they immediately left for Mr. THORN’S father’s, about a mile from Hamilton, where a crowd was in waiting to offer congratulations and partake of the supper prepared for the bride and groom. We tender the happy couple our best wishes for a long life of happiness and prosperity.

15. BALLARD - JOHNSON
Marion County News, Nov. 25, 1897
M. M. BALLARD and Miss HOLLEY JOHNSON were married at the home of the bride’s father, Squire J. H. JOHNSON, nine miles west of Hamilton on last Sunday. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. R. W. CLARK. We extend to the happy couple our best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity.

16. BURLESON - MOSES
Marion County News, Dec. 2, 1897
Dr. J. R. BURLESON and Miss J. A. MOSES were married at the residence of the bride’s father on November 25, 1897, R. S. BOTTOMS officiating. The News wishes the happy couple a prosperous journey through life.

17. COX - GODSEY
Marion County News, Dec. 30, 1897
A. J. COX and Miss ELIZA GODSEY were married at the residence of JOHN J. GODSEY on December 25 by Rev. JOHN WINSETT. We wish them success through life.

18. COONER - COKER
Marion County News, Dec. 30, 1897
A HAPPY MARRIAGE - At the residence of J. W. GODSEY, five miles northwest of Double Springs, Ala., JOHN E. COONER and Miss EMMA COKER were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on December 18, 1897, Squire WILLIAM BECK officiating. Mr. COONER is well known in this and adjoining counties as a business man, and the bride is said to be a charming young women. We extend our congratulations to friend COONER.

DEATHS - 1897 MARION COUNTY NEWS

1. BISHOP, MRS.
Marion County News, January 14, 1897
Mrs. BISHOP, a very elderly lady, living near this pale had the misfortune to get an accidental fall several days ago, from the effects of which she has since died.

2. BRAZWELL, Infant child of TOM
Marion County News, January 21, 1897
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. TOM BRAZWELL died on the 14th from a relapse of whooping cough.

3. WEATHERFORD, W. W., Sr.
Marion County News, January 28, 1897
We regret to be compelled to chronicle the death of W. W. WEATHERFORD, Sr. of Burleson, Ala which sad event occurred on last Friday at 1 o’clock. He died very suddenly. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his demise. The deceased was well known in Hamilton, having gone to school here during last fall. He was engaged in teaching at the time of hiss death. The News tenders condolence to his family, relatives, and friends in their sad bereavement.

4. PEARCE, GEORGE W.
Marion Herald, January 28, 1897
MACK PEARCE, the principal of the Winfield High school, was in town Monday. He has just returned from Aberdeen, where he paid the last sad rites to his beloved brother GEORGE W. PEARCE, who died on the night of January 22 of pneumonia. MACK arrived at this brother’s bedside only a few hours before his death and found that hope of his recovery was futile. He never became fully conscious after this brother arrived at his bedside. We tender friend Mack sympathy in his sad bereavement.

5. LAWHORN, NOAH
Marion County News, February 11, 1897
NOAH LAWHORN, an old and highly respected citizen of this county living near Bexar, died at his home last Wednesday. He was buried Thursday. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his death.

6. STANFORD, MRS. Q. V. (wife of A. J.)
Marion County News, February 11, 1897
DEATH OF MRS. STANFORD
Our community was greatly shocked and grieved at the news of the death of Mrs. Q. V. STANFORD, wife of the late A. J. STANFORD, who was once a prominent attorney of our town. Mrs. STANFORD was in her 33d year, and was a strict member of the Methodist Church. She left six children to mourn her death, the oldest being only 11 year old. We extend to the bereaved ones all the sympathy that it is in our power to bestow, and will express the hope that she has gone to realms of bliss prepared for those who love and serve the Lord. For the little orphans left behind we hope and trust that their lot will be cast in pleasant places and that the world will be good and kind to then. The funeral was largely attended, and Bro. BRASWELL preached a very appropriate sermon at the church.

7. RIGGAN, Mrs.
Marion County News, February 18, 1897
From Camp’s Mill, Ala. - Mrs. RIGGAN died a few days ago. She leaves many friends to mourn her death.

8. MCCLENACHAN, NELL
Marion County News, March 4, 1897
We regret very much to note the death of little NELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. MCCLENACHAN, which said event occurred on the 26th instant. She and some other children were playing near the fire when her clothing took fire and she was severely burned, from which she died a few hours afterward. We tender condolence to the bereaved family and relatives.

ALSO – SAME ISSUE
MCCLENACHAN – At Glen Allen, Ala. February 25, 1897 – ANNIE LOU NELL MCCLENACHAN, aged 4 years, 10 months and 12 days.
       Little LOU NELL was accidentally burned about 4:30 p.m. and died at 9 p.m. She was a sweet, bright little darling, a favorite with all who knew her, and especially so with the immediate family. She was a grand-child of H. P. ODEN of Winfield. She was perfectly conscious, and talked until a few moments before she died. Her last words were “Can’t talk.” Another bright little flower has been transplanted from earth to heaven, and another home bereft of one of its priceless jewels, and there is an aching void in sad hearts that will never be filled, for no one can take her place. May the bereaved ones realize that God gave and He has not taken away except in outward form. He keeps, He holds, reserves and loves, and you shall have again that which you have given back to him only outwardly. It is only the sweet little body you loved so, her outward dress you have laid away till the resurrection morn, the soul still liveth. God comfort you, my dear friends, for He alone can bring you peace and bind up your broken hearts, and only time will eventually bring resignation. May we all see LOU NELL again some sweet day bye and by.
       “There is no flock however watched and tended,
       But one dead lamb is there
       There is no household howsoever defended
       But has one vacant chair”
       N. L. CARNES

9. WILSON, NELLIE
Marion County News, March 4, 1897
Died: WILSON – At the residence of S. E. WILSON in Hamilton on Wednesday March 3, 1897 at 8 o’clock a.m. NELLIE, youngest daughter of S. Y. and LUCY E. WILON, aged 1 year, 8 months and 6 days.
       Our little NELLIE has gone from us never to return. We are loth to give her up, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain. We commend to her bereaved parents the words of our Savior: “Suffer little children to come until me, and forbid them no; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And further “The Lord giveth and the lord taketh away; blessed by the name of the Lord.”
       Dearest NELLIE! Thus has left us,
       Here thy loss we deeply feel
       But ‘tis God that hath bereft us
       He can all our sorrows heal.

ALSO – SAME ISSUE
TO SISTER PATTIE – Written for the News
Sister, darling sister
Tears from my sad eyes flow
AS we must say good-by
But I know you must go.
How often will I think
Of what caused us to meet
And of the hours we spent
Some bitter and some sweet.
How we sat side by side
Watching o’er our mother’
Only doing duty
As sister and brother.
And when we were happy,
Our mother doing well;
Again darkness gathers
This time ‘tis Little NELL.
Yes, our little NELLIE
Whom we thought nearly well
At once became so low
None but God could tell.
It was dread congestion,
Which came so very near
Followed by a spasm
Taking our baby dear
While farewell we must say
But hope only a while
I wish to thank PATTIE,
For helping with my child.
Our baby is still low,
But we trust Him above,
With our little darling
In His wisdom and love
Also, for our mother,
Doth my prayers still go
To God up in haven
From whom all blessing flow.
And ever shall I pray
Though parted we may be,
For God to bless PATTIE,
All through eternity.
       S. Y. W.

Marion County News, March 11, 1897
On last Thursday morning at 10 o’clock the mortal remains of little NELLIE, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. WILSON, were followed to the Hamilton cemetery by almost the entire people of our town, including the teachers and students of our school. Appropriate religious services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. L. J. BRASWELL, and the body of our precious babe was consigned to the grave, there to remain until the resurrection morn, while its precious spirit was waited to its abiding lace among the angels around the throne of the Eternal.

10. HALLMARK, WILEY
Marion County News, March 18, 1897
WILEY HALLMARK died of la grippe at this home, five miles east of Bexar, last Wednesday morning. He was a good citizen, and will be sadly missed by his relatives and friends. He leaves a wife and three children.

11. BURLESON, THOMAS
Marion County News, March 18, 1897
THOMAS BURLESON, a prominent citizen of the Brinn neighborhood in this county, died on the 10th inst. He was 59 years old, and was born and reared in this county. Mr. BURLESON was a good citizen, much respected by all who knew him and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss, to all of whom the News tenders condolence and sympathy in their sad bereavement.

12. GUESS, N. F.
Marion County News, March 18, 1897
Died – March 9 at 5 a.m. N. F. GUESS, aged about 25 years. Mr. GUESS was a young man that everybody thought well of. He was a member of the Christian Church. We join a host of friends in extending our sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

13. TELLIS, LIZZIE
Marion County News, March 25, 1897
Miss LIZZIE TELLIS died last Sunday night. The bereaved family has our sympathy.

14. NORTHINGTON, Infant of C.
Marion County News, April 1, 1897
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. NORTHINGTON was buried at the graveyard last Sunday evening.

15. PARKER, Mrs. SMITH
Marion County News, April 1, 1897
Mrs. SMITH PARKER, living near Hamilton, died very suddenly last Monday evening. We have not learned of what disease she died.

16. NESMITH, THOMAS B.
Marion County News, April 8, 1897
We are pained to read in the columns of the Vernon Courier an account of the death of Hon. THOMAS B. NESMITH, a resident of that town. Mr. NESMITH was a native Alabamian, and was born in 1832. He practiced law in this county for a number of years, and was county superintendent of education of Marion for several terms. He was well known by our older class of citizens and much respected for his many virtues. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and an Odd Fellow.

(Marion County News, April 29, 1897)
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
At a regular communication of Hamilton Lodge No. 344, A. F. & A. M. held in the lodge room at Hamilton, Ala., on Saturday April 24, 1897, the following proceedings were had:
       On motion a committee consisting of Brothers A. J. HAMILTON, R. W. CLARK, and G. N. STOKES, was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the members of this lodge as to the demise of our worthy brother, THOMAS BENTON NESMITH, who was a charter member and first W. M. of this lodge and served as such from June 1868 to June 1875.
       Said committee made the following report, which was unanimously adopted:
       Whereas, It has pleased the Grand Master of the universe to call from labor below to refreshment above our worthy brother, THOMAS BENTON NESMITH, late a member of Vernon Lodge, and who was one of the founders of Pikeville ( Now Hamilton) Lodge NO. 344, which sad even occurred on April 1, 1897, and Whereas this Lodge as well as the public feels the loss of so great a man as Bro. NESMITH , therefore, be it
       Resolved that by the death of Bro. THOMAS BENTON NESMITH Hamilton Lodge No. 344 has lost its first W. M. and that we feel that Vernon Lodge has lost an exemplary member, the community at large a sureful citizen, the church to which he belonged a worthy member and his family a devoted father.       Resolved, that this lodge will ever revere and honor the name of our late brother, THOMAS BENTON NESMITH, whose name stand son so many pages of our minutes, and that we feel that as t he first pages of our lodge record are his work that the last pages should be filled with expressions of our feelings to the memory of this worthy brother. As his life went out with the close of the present volume of our record.
       Resolved, that these resolutions be spread of record on the minutes of this lodge, and the New Marion County News and Vernon papers be requested to publish the same and that a copy be presented to the family of our said brother.
       A. J. HAMILTON
       R. W. CLARK
       G. N. STOKES, Committee

17. MILLS, FRANK
Marion County News, April 15, 1897
We are very sorry to report the death of FRANK MILLS, which sad event occurred at his home on the 29th of March. We extend to his relatives and friends our sympathy.

18. BURLESON, JAMES
Marion County News, April 29, 1897
We are sorry to chronicle the death of our young friend JAMES BURLESON, who died on the 19th instant. We sympathize with the bereaved family. JAMES had a host of friends.

19. RAUSCHENBERG, A. C.
Marion County News, May 6, 1897
IN MEMORY - It is painful at all times to write of the death of any one, but when the subject is one whom we have known for years, whose kindly greetings and smiles of welcome under all circumstances proved him our friend, it fills us with grief beyond the power of words to express.
       It is with hearts bowed down with sorrow that we now note the untimely death of our much beloved friend, A. C. RAUSCHENBERG of Spruce Pine, Ala. who was accidentally shot and killed while out hunting Saturday morning, April 17, 1897.
       The accident occurred about 8 a.m. and the sweet spirit of our beloved friend sailed out upon that unknown sea beyond which we see a vast continent filled with heavy glory, leaving behind all labor, pain and care at 9 p.m.
       It has been the writer’s happy privilege to associate with this, our departed friend, quite a great deal, and in him to experience a true and loving friendship. His present was as a golden beam of sunshine in our home. He had a smile and a comforting word for every heartache; but, alas, his charming smiles will brighten our pathway no more.
       Dear ALEXIE, we will sorely miss your gentle face and living rods of consolation – words that banished care and bade the drooping sprit rise to live in sunshine. We will ever cherish in memory your nobility of soul, and try to think our loss your eternal gain.
       Heart-broken mother, your dear son, the light of your home and sunshine of your dreams, is not dead; member that death is only a dream, and the soul of your darling boy has only taken its departure for a brighter land, and is now free from all earthly trials.
       Another one of earth’s sweetest flowers has been transplanted from the low grounds of sorrow to that beautiful and ever-living garden. …………….SALLIE WILLIAMS, Haleyville, Ala.

20. WILSON, MRS. S. E.
Marion County News, May 20, 1897
IN MEMORIAM - WILSON – Departed this life at 2 o’clock p.m. Saturday, Mary 15, 1897, after a protracted illness at the family residence in Hamilton. Marion county, Ala., Mrs. MARTHA MELVINA WILSON, aged 63 years 3 months and 8 days, consort of S. E. WILSON, editor of the Marion County News.
       Mrs. WILSON WAS BORN IN Attala County, Miss., on February 7, 1834. She was the daughter of Mr. HOSEA and Mrs. PERLINA CROWDER, both of whom are still living and reside at Kosciusko, Miss. She was the eldest of 14 children, all of whom survive her, except two, one of whom died in infancy, and the other – a noble brother – died in the service of his country as a Confederate soldier. She was married to Mr. S. E. WILSON at the residence of her parents near Kosciusko, Miss on February 11, 1852. This union was blessed by the birth of 8 children – 5 daughters and 3 sons – all of whom survive her except the eldest – a daughter – who died when only 2 years old. She always regarded her children, even after they were grown, as still the little ones of long ago, ever needing her watchful care and motherly attention, which she always rendered with pleasure. She was ready to rejoice at the successes and share the misfortunes of her husband in all the trials and vicissitudes of life, and was ever ready to cheer him and, though the clouds would lower at times and look dark and gloomy, her words “the Lord will provide” and “God doeth all things well” would be a bright sunbeam to her home and those around her.
       It was always a happy thought with the deceased to think of her many near relatives, knowing that the character of each stood out in as spotless beauty as the lily of the valley. Being the eldest child she not only filled the station of an affectionate sister, but did all in her power to lessen the daily task of her mother, causing the younger children to look upon her as almost a mother to them. Her life has been one of charity, being ever ready to do for others even more than she would have them do for her. Besides raising her own children, since they have left her she has almost constantly had some one or more of her grandchildren around her home that she might continue to train and shape out pure and spotless lives as had been her apparent desire from childhood. It was a pleasant moment to her when she could take upon herself the cross of others and relieve them of its weight. It was always easy for her to say, as she did with a smile when nearing the end, “I have done my duty, I am saved.”
       Mrs. WILSON was reared by pious, Christian parents, whose example and godly walk instilled into the mind of their first born at a very early age the true principles of the religion of Christ which she strictly maintain through life n ad which served her well in the trying hour of death. She joined the Baptist Church in September 1854, and lived a consisted member f the same until the end came. At the time of her death she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Memphis, Tenn. but expected to ask for her letter and join the church here as soon as the Baptist Church building was completed.
       The deceased lived a consistent, Christian life and died the death of the righteous. If she had an enemy in the world she was not aware of it. She was at peace with the world, and better than all, he was at perfect peace with her God. She was conscious to the last, and bid her husband, her children who were with her, and the friends who surrounded her bedside an affectionate farewell, told them she was going home to glory and bade them all to meet her in heaven. Thus passed away one of the precious mothers in Israel. May all meet her “Up There.”
       PAPA – Hamilton, May 18

Marion County News, May 20, 1897
AT REST -The mortal remains of Mrs. S. E. WILSON were deposited in their last resting place in the Hamilton cemetery at 5 o’clock on Sunday evening. The body was first carried tot eh church by pall-bearers selected for the purpose, where it was met by the entire population of the town and vicinity. As the funeral cortege entered the church Prof. S. Y. WILSON played a funeral dirge “Not Dead, But Sleepeth” composed by himself for his mother.
       After solemn music rendered by the Hamilton chair Rev. R. W. CLARK, pastor of the Hamilton Baptist Church, preached a very impressive and feeling sermon, which was listened to with marked attention by the large congregation. After a most fervent prayer by Rev L. J. BRASWELL, pastor of the Methodist church, the corpse was conveyed to the cemetery, followed by the entire congregation, where it was deposited near the grave, when the coffin lids were raised and the entire concourse of people invited to view the remains, which they accepted, as far as practical. There was no other services at the grave. The mortal body was then committed to Mother Earth, from whence it came, amid the agonizing tears and sighs of her family and friends, there to remain until Gabriel shall sound his trump to call the dead to arise and come to judgment.

21. CAGLE, MRS.
Marion County News, May 27, 1897
Mrs. CAGLE, an inmate of the county poorhouse, died on last Thursday and was buried on Friday at the graveyard in Hamilton.

22. ROBERTS, CARY
Marion County News, May 27, 1897
We regret very much to chronicle the death of little CARY, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. ROBERTS of Glen Allen, which sad event occurred on the 18th instant. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved parents and relatives.

23. HAWKINS, MRS. BUD
Marion County News, June 10, 1897
From Winfield: Mrs. BUD HAWKINS, who lived a few miles from here, died at her home on the 7th inst. We extend to the sorrowing relatives our sympathy.

24. RANDOLPH, A.
Marion County News, June 10, 1897
We regret to learn of the death of A. RANDOLPH of Bear Creek, which sad event occurred at his home on last Saturday evening. He was a leading merchant of his town and was much respected by all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. His family consisted only of a wife. The News tenders its sympathy to the bereaved one, and hopes that she will put her trust in Him who doth all things for the best in her present affliction. May she find consolation in the blessed promised that in that great city not made with hands there will be a reunion where the pain of parting is not known, and where all is happiness, peace and love.

Marion County News, September 9, 1897
IN MEMORIAM - At a regular meeting of Pleasant Hill Lodge No. 321, A. L. 5,897, A. D. 1897, the following resolutions were passed in memory of our worthy deceased brother, ALBERT RANDOLPH, who departed this life June 5, 1897.
       Whereas, the great and supreme ruler of the universe has in his infinite wisdom removed form among us one of our worthy and esteemed fellow brothers, ALBERT RANDOLPH; and whereas, the long and intimate relation held with him in the discharge of his duties in this lodge, make it eminently befitting that we record our appreciation of him; therefore
       Resolved, That the wisdom and ability which he has exercised in aid of our organization by service and counsel will be held in grateful remembrance.
       Resolved, That with deep sympathy with the bereaved relatives of the deceased, we express our hope that even so great a loss to us all may be overruled for good by Him who doeth all things well. Brother RANDOLPH was a Master Mason for several years, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was loyal and true to his lodge, to his church, and to his fellowman. He was devotional and punctual to his God.
       Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of the lodge, a copy published in The Marion county News, and a copy sent to the bereaved family.
       R. S. BOTTOMS
       J. J. COATS
       R. J. BOLEY, Committee, Sept. 6, 1897

25. SELF, SPENCER
Marion County News, June 17, 1897
SPENCER SELF an aged man who has been an inmate at the county poor house for some time, died Saturday night, and was buried on Sunday evening at the graveyard in Hamilton.

26. WILSON, MRS. ARCENIA (widow of THOMAS)
Marion County News, June 17, 1897
Mrs. ARCENIA WILSON, relict of THOMAS WILSON, who died in 1859, was buried in the cemetery at Hamilton last Saturday, June 12. She was born on March 1, 1813, and was therefore 84 years, 3 months, and 10 days old at the time of her death. She leaves two children – a son living near Aberdeen, Miss., and a daughter living in Texas. She was the mother-in-law of DR M. C. MARTIN, at whose residence she died. She had been a Christian for many years, and had done much good in the world and is now at rest waiting for the day of final judgment. The funerals services were conducted at the grave by REV. L. J. BRASWELL. Obituary will appear next week.

Marion County News, July 15, 1897
A TRIBUTE - To the memory of Mrs. ACENITH WILSON, mother-in-law of DR. M. C. MARTIN, who died at his residence June 11, 1897, aged 84 years.
       As I take up my pen to write this short sketch of her is she among the “cloud of unseen witnesses by which we are compassed?” Is she among the ministering angels who guard my footsteps? Does she smile as she sees me take up the duties of life with more patience than of yore? When she sees that the lesson of cheerful resignation that she taught me long ago has borne fruit?
       She had already entered the youth of old age before I knew her – twenty-five years ago. If she had ever had anything like asperity in her nature she had lost it. The tears, I think, were all wiped from her eyes before I knew her, for I do not remember that I ever saw her look sad. I reiterate here, what I have often said of her while she lived, I do not think that I have ever known a person of more uniform cheerfulness. Long ago she visited me and found me chafing under the trials of lie. She sat down and said such gentle, cheering, soothing things to me that my mountain of worry soon began to dwindle into molehills, and when she was gone I thought of what a happy disposition!
       Some time after that she went away and was very ill, and we feared that she would never come back to Alabama again but she recovered and came back. I met her at Mrs. C’s. I sat down by her lap and told her that I felt so thankful that she had been spared to visit us again, for, I said, I have so longed to tell you that your life has been a blessing to me, and I just wanted to throw my arms around your dear old neck, and thank you a thousand times for the lessons of patient trustfulness you taught me by your life. Grandma, Mrs. C. and I had a little camp-meeting all to ourselves that afternoon.
       The last time that I ever talked with her she called for me to go with her to the Christian Church. She loved all denominations, for she believed there were Christians in all. As we walked to the house of God that beautiful, quiet Sabbath morning we talked of death and heaven, or rather of life and heaven. She always had such a happy look that our conversation would naturally drift into that channel. She said, “Yes, I have often seen persons who seemed to dread death. I never have nay fears about dying. If I can only live right I am not afraid but that I shall die right.” She was an inspiration in the home or church, for she had such a sprit of thankfulness!
       She loved her neighbors, and once a visitor in a home insured a welcome ever afterward. Wherever she went, Grandma WILSON was a favorite household word. She lives in a higher sphere now, speaks a higher language. Her voice, though no longer heard here, is not silent, but is among the seraphs, chanting praises to God and the Lamb. Dear, sainted friend, thou hast lifted us one step higher on the ladder that Jacob saw.
       A FRIEND, Guin, Ala. July 12, 1897

27. BIGGS, SARAH JANE
Marion County News, June 17, 1897
OBITUARY - [We publish the following by request of Mrs. J. M. BROWN, aunt of the deceased, for the purpose of preservation, as the original copy is much worn by time. It was written in 1871 – Ed]
       Departed this life, at her father’s residence, on the 21st inst., of congestion of the bowels, SARAH JANE, daughter of WINFREY and SARAH ANN BIGGS, aged 2 years 8 months and 8 days.
       In endeavoring to pay a small tribute of respect to the memory of this sweet little child, we must humbly confess that we are at a loss.
       Did any one ever see her and hear her talk, but what loved her? That beautiful, intelligent and light blue eye, that well developed head and form were so engaging; that voice so musical and charming. Its whole frame so bewitching, wearing the very impress of its Maker, bidding fair to become an ornament to society, the Church and the world. But she has gone and left us. Gone to the arms of Jesus! Gone to the paradise of God!
       “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not” saith the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world. “for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

28. SHIRLEY, MRS. JOE
Marion County News, June 24, 1897
Mrs. SHIRLEY, wife of JOE SHIRLEY, died on June 19. We extend to the family our heartfelt sympathy in their sad bereavement.

29. GAMBLE, JAMES A.
Marion County News, June 24, 1897
We regret very much to hear of the death of our friend JAMES A. GAMBLE of Winfield. We are not in possession at this time of the particulars of his death. We extend to his bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in his hour of their sorrow. While we know it is hard to give our loved ones up, we are forced by nature’s law to do so, and our only hope remains in the fact that as they cannot return to us we should ever strive to go to them. May the sod rest gently over his body, and may his spirit find its resting place among those around the throne of grace.

30. HARRIS, Infant of FRANK
Marion County News, July 1, 1897
FRANK HARRIS, who lives two miles from Hamilton, lost his baby by death on Sunday. We extend to the bereaved family our sympathy.

31. GANN, Mrs. RACHEL
Marion County News, July 1, 1897
Mrs. RACHEL GANN, mother of Mrs. J. A. SHAW of this place, died at her home near Guin last Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. She leaves a large family and many friends to mourn her death.

32. COLE, J. C.
Marion County News, July 1, 1897
Allhill, Ala. - We are very sorry to have to announce the death of J. C. COLE of this place. He died Saturday about 2 p.m. He had been sick for seven months, and suffered untold misery. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, to whom we extend our heartfelt sympathy. He was buried at the old Union Church Cemetery.

33. HARGET, Child of Mr.
Marion County News, July 1, 1897
Allhill, Ala. - We also learn that Mr. HARGET’S child died Saturday night and was buried Sunday at County Line Church.

39. SHIRLEY, MRS. JULIA
Marion County News, July 8, 1897
We are sorry to note the death of Mrs. JULIA SHIRLEY, which sad event occurred a few days ago. She was a devout Christian, and we hope she has gone to the city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

40. UNDERWOOD, S. P.
Marion County News, July 8, 1897
The sad news reached here last Sunday of the death of S. P. UNDERWOOD of Goldmine. He had been sick with fever for some time. He was a prominent citizen of the county, and was a candidate before the last Democratic primary for tax assessor. We extend to his family and friends in this hour of their bereavement our heartfelt sympathy.

41. BERRYHILL, Mrs. RACHEL
Marion County News, July 8, 1897
Winfield: Mrs. RACHEL BERRYHILL, aged about 72 years, died at her home a few miles from here on the 2nd inst. We extend to the sorrowing relatives our sympathy

42. ARNOLD, Mrs. DELLA (nee LAWHON)
Marion County News, July 8, 1897
DEATH OF MRS. ARNOLD
       It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of Mrs. J. D. ARNOLD, nee Miss DELLA LAWHON, which sad event occurred at the residence of her mother in this town on the night of Friday, July 2, 1897.
       Miss DELLA was one of Hamilton’s most charming and amiable daughters, beloved by all who knew her, and had been married to Mr. ARNOLD, one of our most prominent merchants, but a few weeks.
       It seems peculiarly sad to see the young, just entering into the pleasures of life, thus stricken down and forced to succumb to the mandate of the monster death, but God, who doeth all things well, willed that her spirit should return to its maker, and His divine will is law.
       The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in this place (of which deceased was a devout member) at 3 o’clock p.m. on Saturday, July 3, by Rev. L. J. BRASWELL, who delivered a very feeling and affective sermon upon the certainty of death and the Christian’s hope of the resurrection of the body at the last day, which was received with marked attention by the large congregation present.
       After the funeral services at the church the remains were followed to the grave by the entire population of the town and vicinity, where it was deposited in Mother Earth, there to remain until the resurrection morn, amid the sad lamentations and tears of affection from the bereaved husband, mother, relatives and friends of the much beloved deceased.
       We tender the grief-stricken husband, mother and other relives our heartfelt sympathy in this their most sad bereavement, and commend to them the fact that though the loved one can never return to them in the flesh they can go to her, and may they all so live as to be prepared, when they follow her to the cold and silent grave, to meet her around the Great White Throne, where parting is not known forever. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

43. CAUDLE, STEPHEN
1895 Minutes of the Harmony Grove Baptist Association
STEPHEN CAUDLE. - The subject of this sketch, member and deacon of the Baptist Church at Guin, departed this life February 27, 1895. He was born in Lancaster District, S. C, September 29, 1818, professed faith in Christian joined the Baptist Church at Sweetwater, Alabama, in 1837, and was married in Butler County, Alabama, February 13, 1837. He was ordained a deacon in Bare Creek Church, Bibb County, in 1857; after moving to Marion County he joined Union (now Guin) Church, where he served the church faithfully as deacon and member until he lost his sight. While he could no longer serve as deacon he was faithful to attend the meetings of his church until he was unable to be carried. In the death of Brother Caudle the church has lost a good member, the people a kind neighbor, and the children an affectionate father.

44. TAYLOR, REV. JONATHAN
1899 Minutes of the Harmony Grove Baptist Association
Rev. Jonathan Taylor was born January 15, 1826, and died January 21, 1899. He was married to Sarah Ann Weeks on January 31, 1850. Was the father of six children - four boys and two girls. He professed a hope in Christ in 1852 and joined the Baptist Church at Zion, where he remained a faithful member for many years. Was liberated to preach the gospel in 1877. He was strong in the faith of Christ, stood firm on the word of God, and taught as the Apostle Paul. He was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth as it is written, "the just shall live by faith." In the death of Brother Taylor the Baptist Church has lost one of the best disciplinarians. His work is done on earth. He has gone from the walks of men to the paradise of God to await the resurrection of the body, which will come forth fashioned like the glorious body of Christ. Dear Brethren, let us pray for his wife and children. May the Lord save and bless us all in his kingdom. Amen.

45. ERWIN, ROBERT HENRY
1899 Minutes of the Harmony Grove Baptist Association
Robert Henry Erwin was born in South Carolina in 1817. He moved to Alabama with his father when only 2 years old. Lived in Jefferson County until 187l. Moved to Fayette County, where he lived until his death, which occurred on October 25, 1898. He joined the Baptist Church in 1838,
was ordained deacon soon after, which place he tilled until his death. Was clerk also about 40 years. He was the last surviving member of his father's family. Thus passed away a great and good man. May his worth, example be followed.

46. BYRD, Infant of R. D.
Marion County News, July 15, 1897
Byrd School House: Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. BYRD died yesterday, and was buried at the WILLIAM HAMILTON graveyard. We extend to them our sympathy.

47. CARTER, Child of SHERIDAN
Marion County News, July 22, 1897
The little child of SHERIDAN CARTER died at Mr. Dunn’s Monday morning from choking. It had got something in its throat which could not be extracted, and it finally choked to death. We extend to the family our sympathy in their bereavement.

48. CANTRELL, Mrs. J. L.
Marion County News, July 22, 1897
With regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. J. L. CANTRELL, who died last Saturday at her home about eight miles from Hamilton. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her death. The body was consigned to its last resting place at the Barnesville graveyard on Sunday morning.

49. RUSSELL, Dr. J. L.
Marion County News, August 5, 1897
We regret to chronicle the death of our beloved brother, Dr. J. L. RUSSELL, which sad event occurred on the 22d ult. He will be missed by the community and by the church, and especially by this deaf wife and connection, to all of whom we tender our condolence an ask God to help them to meet him in heaven, where beyond a doubt his consecrated spirit is in blissful repose around the throne of Him who doeth all things well.

50. HOWELL, Miss A. J.
Marion County News, August 19, 1897
We regret very much to chronicle the death of Miss A. J. HOWELL, which sad event occurred at her father’s residence in the eastern part of the county last Friday night. She died of slow fever, and was sick but a few days. She was the sister of J. W. and BURRELL HOWELL of this place, and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her death.

51. HOWELL, BEN
Marion County News, August 26, 1897
We are pained to have to announce the death of BEN HOWELL, which sad event occurred at the residence of his father, JOHN WRIGHT HOWELL, 18 miles east of Hamilton, about 12 o’clock on the night of August 24. The remains were buried at Goldmine today. Mr. HOWELL was about 30 years of age and unmarried. He leaves a father, mother, several brothers and sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss to all of whom The News extends sympathy in their sad bereavement.

52. COWDEN, MRS.
Marion County News, September 2, 1897
We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. COWDEN, who lived in the edge of Mississippi, which occurred Monday. She was the sister of DELLA NORTHINGTON of our town, and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her demise.

53. WARREN, WILLIAM
Marion County News, September 9, 1897
GONE HOME
It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of WILLIAM WARREN, an aged citizen of Marion county, who died on the 26th of August at the home of his son, D. M. WARREN, about two miles from town. Mr. WARREN had been a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years, and was also a member of the Guin Masonic Lodge. He was in his 73d year when he died. His remains were consigned to their last resting place at Center Church near Pikeville, and he was given a Masonic burial. Rev. R. W. CLARK preached the funeral sermon. May his soul rest in peace

Marion County News, Dec. 16, 1897 - TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethern of Guin Lodge No 478, A. F. & A. M.
       Your committee to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the lodge as to the death of Brother WILLIAM WARREN respectfully report that he affiliated with our lodge from Pleasant Hill November 2, 1889 and on the 26th day of August 1897, was called from labor in the lodge terrestrial, to refreshment in the lodge celestial, having live three years more than the time allotted to man in the flesh, and we are persuaded that his ripe age was due to a close observance and constant practice of the lessons of the craft, and inasmuch as he had long and faithfully served the craft, the church and his fellowman, we recommend that it be by this lodge.
       Resolved, that in the death of Brother WARREN the fraternity has lost a faithful brother, whose virtues we should ever remember and practice.
       Resolved, that the lodge tender its sympathy to our brother’s relatives, and join with them in mourning the loss of one whose life was so much devoted to doing good.
       Resolved, that these resolutions be spread on the record of the lodge, a copy sent to The Marion county News and Appeal-Gazette with request to publish, and a copy be delivered to the family of the deceased brother.
       Fraternally
       R. A. BAIRD, J. W. INGLE, J. H. RILEY, Committee

54. STOKES, Mrs. R. H.
Marion County News, September 9, 1897
DEATH OF MRS. STOKES - The sad news of the death of Mrs. STOKES, the wife of R. H. STOKES, who lives near Goldmine has reached us. She died on the 31st of August of paralysis. She leaves a husband and four children besides many relatives and friends to mourn her sudden departure from this world. She was about 50 years of age at the time of her death. The News extends to the family of the deceased all the sympathy that words can express, and hopes that they will find consolation and strength in the promise of a reunion in that world where sickness and death never come.

55. WHITE, Mrs. ADELINE
Marion County News, September 16, 1897
Mrs. ADELINE WHITE died on the 3d inst, and was buried at the Pikeville graveyard on the 4th. She had been in very bad health for some time. We sympathize with her relatives in their loss. She was universally loved by those who knew her.

56. THORN, JOE
Marion County News, September 16
JOSEPH H. THORN, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. THORN, died at the family residence, about a mile from Hamilton, on Monday evening at 7:30 o’clock. He was in his 18th year, and was an exemplary young man, being a consistent member of the Methodist Church at Hamilton. He had been sick with fever for some days, and on last Saturday evening inflammation of the brain set in and he gradually sank until the summons came. To the grief-stricken aged father and mother, brothers, and sisters, The News extends all the sympathy that words can express. To all of us mortals here there must and will come great trials and afflictions, and while we bemoan our sad lot it is but the irony of fate. We all must see those we love and idolize here on earth taken from us to that home beyond the skies. But there is a blessed hope that we shall all be reunited after awhile in that place where sickness, sorrow and pain are not known, and where death never comes.
       Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon by Revs. R. W. CLARK and J. W. ROGERS, and the body was followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends.

57. GRIFFIN, DR. W. R.
Marion County News, Sept. 23, 1897
DEATH OF DR. W. R. GRIFFIN - On last Saturday evening at Barnesville, about six miles from Hamilton, Dr. W. R. GRIFFIN passed away. He had been sick only a few days, having just moved from Hamilton to Barnesville. We know none of the particulars of this death. His burial took place at the Hamilton graveyard on Sunday evening. Services were conducted by Rev. L. L. NICHOLS. To the relatives and friends of the deceased we tender our sympathy.

58. ENLOW, P. B.
Marion County News, September 23, 1897
P. B. ENLOW DEAD
News reached here last Thursday of the death of P. B. ENLOW of Pine Springs, about 18 miles from Hamilton. He had gone down there to work, when he was taken with a congestive chill, from which he died. Deceased was 46 years old, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his sudden death. He formerly lived at Winfield, and was a carpenter by trade. We tender to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.

59. KEY, BELLE
60. SWEAREAGIN, BABE
61. PHILLIPS, ELLA
Marion County News, September 30, 1897
A very unfortunate affair occurred near town on Buttahatchie Creek last Friday night. It seems that a lot of colored people had been to a cotton picking and candy pulling at night and were returning home about 10 o’clock. When they reached the river six of them got into a skiff, and when out in the stream the skiff capsized and only three got out alive. The three drowned were BELLE KEY, BABE SWEAREAGIN and ELLA PHILLIPS. Their bodies were recovered about sunup Saturday morning by members of their race, and a large crowd of both white and colored people attended the two funerals on Sunday.

62. GRADY, S. F.
Marion County News, October 7, 1897
DEATH OF S. F. GRADY - The News regrets to chronicle the death of S. F. GRADY, who died on Tuesday night of last week at his home in Bexar. Mr. GRADY had been sick for some weeks with slow fever, but had almost entirely recovered. The immediate cause of his death was heart disease, as he died very suddenly. He was a good citizen, well liked by all his neighbors, and held the office of justice of the peace at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and children to mourn his death, to whom we extend our sympathy.

63. BEASLEY, DOC.
Marion County News, October 7, 1897
In the death of DOC BEASLEY Glenn Allen loses a good citizen. The sad even occurred some days ago. He was a son of L. C. BEASLEY, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.

64. NORTHINGTON, ELMER
Marion County News, October 7, 1897
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. C. NORTHINGTON in the death of heir little son ELMER, which occurred on Monday night. He was a bright little boy about 11 years of age, and will be sadly missed from the family circle. The funeral was preached by the Rev. L. J. BRASWELL at the Methodist Church Tuesday evening in a very impressive manner, and the body was followed to the grave by a large concourse of our people.

65. TUCKER, SAM C.
Marion County News, October 7, 1897
SAM C. TUCKER, who lived near Texas in this county, died Sunday week. He leaves a large family to mourn his untimely death, but we trust that an all wise Providence will shield them in their walk through life.

66. HOWELL, MRS. CYNTHIA
Marion County News, October 28, 1897
Mrs. CYNTHIA HOWELL, wife of JOHN WRIGHT HOWELL, died at her home near Goldmine on the 18th inst., aged about 70 years. She was the mother of 16 children, 8 of whom are still living. Two of her sons, J. W. and BURRELL HOWELL, live in Hamilton. Our sympathy is extended to relatives of the deceased.

67. FRY, MRS. NANCY M.
Marion County News, Nov. 4, 1897
Mrs. NANCY M. FRY, who lived about two miles from Hamilton, died last Wednesday of cancer.

68. SRYGLEY, MRS. MARY
Marion County News, Nov. 25, 1897
Again the death angel has visited our village and taken from us our dear friend, MRS. MARY SRYGLEY, wife of R. P. SRYGLEY, who died with typhoid fever on the 15th inst. She was sick three weeks and suffered a great deal, but bore all the pain with a true Christian’s fortitude and patience. This home has indeed been made desolate and lonely, and O! how sadly she will be missed by the husband and dear little girls. The loving Father has called her home, and let us say, “Blessed be the name of the Lord” and “He doeth all things well.” Only a few more years and “We’ll meet to part no more” where “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain.”

69. CLARK, MRS. MARY J.
Marion County News, Dec.. 2, 1897
Mrs. MARY J. CLARK, widow of the late WILLIAM CLARK, died last Friday and was buried Saturday. She was the aunt of our townsman, R. N. TERRELL.

70. CANTRELL, MRS. RENA
Marion County News, Dec. 2, 1897
Mrs. RENA CANTRELL, mother of Tax Collector CANTRELL, was buried at the Young Graveyard on last Thursday. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the body to the grave.

71. COOPER, JANE
Marion County News, Dec. 9, 1897
A negro girl named JANE COOPER dropped dead in school near town last Friday while reciting a lesson. It is supposed she had some heart trouble.

72. GREEN, RUBIE
Marion County News, Dec. 9, 1897
RUBIE GREEN, son of W. H. GREEN, who lives near Hamilton, died on last Friday evening at the home of his father. The remains were taken to Hackleburg for burial. The young man had been sick for a long time, and his death was no surprise to his family and friends. He was afflicted with consumption. We tender to the bereaved family of the departed one our sincere sympathy in this hour of their affliction.

73. SWEARENGEN, WILL
Marion County News, Dec. 16, 1897
The Vernon Courier, in speaking of the killing at Detroit some days ago says: “A difficulty which resulted in the death of WILL SWEARENGEN, a negro, occurred at Detroit Saturday afternoon. R. L. CRUMP, a deputy sheriff of Marion County, was there on business, and while standing in Mr. NORTHINGTON’S store was accosted by the negro in a most insulting manner. The negro is said to have asked him something about a fight that had occurred some time back. Mr. CRUMP asked him if he was not mistaken in the man he was talking to. The negro replied that he did not know him, but still continued to curse him and struck him a few licks on the yard with knucks, whereupon Mr. CRUMP seeing that he had to defend himself pulled his pistol and shot him dead. The knucks found where the negro was lying are said to have weighed three pounds. Those who saw the difficulty say that CRUMP was entirely justified in shooting the negro. Mr. CRUMP says that he had never seen the negro before that time and could have had no ill will toward him. MR. CRUMP offered to give himself up, but up to now no warrant has been issued.

74. METCALF, Infant of HENRY
Marion County News, Dec. 23, 1897
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY METCALF was buried at the cemetery in this place last Wednesday.

75. ROBISON, Mrs. L. G.
Marion County News, Dec. 23, 1897
We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. L. G. ROBISON of Bexar, which occurred Monday evening at 6 o’clock. She was the daughter of Mrs. JANE LAWHON, who died a few months ago. This family has been sorely afflicted, this being the third death in the family in the past six months. Her sister, Mrs. ARNOLD, died in July, than her mother in October, and now death claims her. To the husband and other relatives of the deceased we tender our heartfelt sympathy.

76. RIDDLESPURGNER, THOMAS
Marion County News, Dec. 23, 1897
THOMAS RIDDLESPURGNER, a man who lived on R. A. TODD’S place near Barnesville, died on last Sunday night after several week’s illness. He left a wife and three children to mourn his death

77. WHITE, ELIZABETH
Marion County News, Dec. 30, 1897
Death of Mrs. White - In the death of Mrs. ELIZABETH WHITE, which sad event occurred last Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. Hamilton loses one of its oldest residents, as she had lived here many years. She leaves five children and many other relatives to mourn her death. Her husband died several years ago. She was in the 64th year of her age at the time of her death. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday evening by Rev. R. W. CLARK, who delivered a most appropriate sermon, after which the body was followed to the grave by many of our people. To the family of the deceased we tender our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of their sorrow.




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