Oliver, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harris, departed this life last Wednesday night. Rev. Mathewson, of Tarboro, preached his funeral on Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Oliver was a member of Excelsior Band and the Volunteer Fire Company, of which each took part in his burial. He was a model young man, loved by all who knew him. We extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathies, and can only say to them that Oliver is no more upon earth he has gone to his Heavenly Father; and to see him again they must continue to prepare to meet him with the angelic host, where sorrow is unknown.
The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, January 23, 1897, Image 2. Image provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC. Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83027097/1897-01-23/ed-1/seq-2/.