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Smith, Etta, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh NC Gazette

Another one of our beloved young ladies has passed from earth to Heaven. Miss Etta Smith died Sunday night, March 7, 1897, after long and continued suffering. We are in sympathy with the family. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, March 13, 1897,...

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Council, Abraham, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

The First Baptist Church lost one of her oldest members Wednesday morning of last week, Mr. Abram Council. Funeral exercises at Manly Street Christian Church. Rev. J. J. Worlds officiated. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, March 06, 1897, Image...

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Anderson John Plesant, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

John Plesant Anderson, an old warrior, laid down his weapons near Machpelah some days ago, and mounted the chariot of angels, and sped away to Jesus, who had gone to prepare a place for him, but his body sleeps in the grave. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh,...

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Willie, John, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

An aged veteran departed this life the 7th inst. (Bro. John Willie). He was a consistent member of A. M. E. Z. Church for more than thirty years. He died in the faith. Our sympathy to the bereaved wife and children. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.)...

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Harvey, Jane, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

We are also pained to note the death of Mrs. Jane Harvey, which sad event occurred on last Wednesday night. She was a devoted Christian lady and loved by all who knew her. We extend our condolence to the bereaved husband and son, and say  There, in the shepherd's...

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Harris, Richard, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

We regret to have again to record the death of another one cf Mr. W. H. Harris's sons. Little Richard, his son, departed this life last Tuesday night, just one month and three days after big brother Oliver's death. We sincerely condole with the family of the deceased...

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Alston, Dudham, of Sanford, FL, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

We are sorry to note the death of Mr. Dudham Alston, formerly of this city. He died at his home in Sanford, Fla., at the ripe age of 90 years. He was a devout Christian. Mr. Alston leaves a son and daughter. We extend our sympathy to Mr. Stephen Clanton, of Raleigh,...

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Johnson, Betsy, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh NC

Mr. Hines Herndon, of Henderson, passed through the city this week en route to Goldsboro, whither he was going after the body of Mrs. Betsy Johnson, who died at the Eastern Hospital there on Wednesday of last week, in her 85th year. Mrs. Johnson was the grandmother...

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Otey, Chloe, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Mrs. Chloe Otey died at the home of her son in Raleigh, Friday morning of last week, at 11 A. M. Funeral exercises at the Congregational Church, Saturday morning. Kev. R. H. W. Leak officiating, assisted by Revs. King, Howell and Curtis. We extend sympathy to the...

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Taylor, Hawk. Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

We are sorry to note the death of Mr. Hawk Taylor. He died last week and was buried at Mt. Hope cemetery. Mr. Taylor was for many years a successful hackman. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, February 06, 1897, Image 3. Image provided by...

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Jeffries, Rev. L.R., Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Rev. L. R. Jeffries, formerly pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church, of Greensboro, died on December 28, 1896, at Jeffries, Va. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, February 06, 1897, Image 3. Image provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel...

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Guy, William, Death Notice, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Since beginning our notes, Mr. William Guy, one of our leading colored merchants, has died. It is a sad shock to his wife and family. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved and loving ones. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, February 06, 1897,...

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Faison, Mrs. S.P., Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Mrs. S. P. Faison departed this life on Sunday, the 17th inst. She was a devoted Christian lady and loved by all who knew her. She had been in failing health for quite awhile, but her loving husband still hoped for her recovery. We can only say to the bereaved husband...

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Sessoms, Georgia (Infant), Death Notice, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Little Georgia, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Sessoms, departed this life late Wednesday. She was the bloom of life in the family, and her sudden death was a great shock to her loving parents. We extend to the bereaved parents our heartfelt sympathies. Source...

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Pair, Isham, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Death of Mr. Isham Pair After about six days illness, Mr. Isham Pair, the father of Rev. H. Pair, died of the la grippe Saturday morning, January 30. He was about 75 years of age. Mr. Pair was a consistent Christian, and a member and a deacon of the Good Hope Baptist...

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Burney, Anna C., Death Notice, 1897, Wilmington, NC

Death of Mrs. Anna C. Barney The remains of Mrs. Annie C. Burney, sister of Mrs. Salem J. Bell were brought to Wilmington, N. C, Saturday morning, the 23rd, from Boston, Mass. She died at No. 113 Brooklyn street, Monday, January 18th. The remains were met at the...

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Harris, Oliver, Death Notice, 1897, Tarboro, NC

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...

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Foreman, Gatsey, Death Notice, 1897, Tarboro, NC

Tarboro's Christian people, as well as sinners, were in mourning over the passing across the silent river of the late Sister Gatsey Foreman, of the A. M. E. Z. Church. She was a veteran Christian soldier, working for the Master and her church. Her body sleeps, but the...

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Patterson, Alfred, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

We are sorry to note the death of Mr. Alfred Patterson, of West Raleigh. He departed this life Saturday morning of last week at 6 o'clock. The funeral exercises took place at St. Paul Church Sunday evening at 3 o'clock. Rev. R. H. W. Leak officiated. Source Citation...

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Saylor, William B., Obituary, 1897, New York

William B. Saylor, a well known Grand Army man, died at Roosevelt hospital, in New York, on November 4th, where he was undergoing treatment. Comrade Saylor had an interesting war record. He was born in Newburg, N. Y., in 1845. He was color bearer of the famous...

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Pulley, Alvaretta, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Miss Alveretta B. Pulley, of Pilot, N. C., the daughter of Mr. John Pulley and adopted daughter of Mr. Allen Thomas, departed this life on the 26th inst., at the age of seventeen years. Her life was that of a Christian. She was loved by all who knew her, and her last...

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Smith, Mary, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Mr. Alfred Smith, died on the 14th instant at the residence of Mrs. O. J. Carver, with whom she had been living for many years. Her husband died just one year previous, lacking one day.. Mrs. Smith was the grandmother of Mrs. James H. Baker,...

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Rhodes, Mattie, Obituary, 1897, Raleigh, NC

From Earth to Heaven Mrs. Mattie Rhodes died Monday morning at :30; aged about 22 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church, a lovely young woman, a devoted wife and daughter. Scarcely had she ripened into full womanhood before the fatal breath of disease...

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Patterson, R.O., Obituary, 1896, Asheville, NC

Death of Mr. R. O. Patterson. The news reached here Sunday of the sudden death of Mr. R. O. Patterson, Chairman of the Republican Campaign Committee, at his home in Asheville, Sunday morning. Mr. Patterson died of heart failure, and was found dead in a bath-tub, where...

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Hinton, Perry, Death Notice, 1896, Raleigh, NC

Perry Hinton Killed by a Train Mr. Perry Hinton, of Method, was run over and killed by the S. A. L. passenger train, No. 41, last Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of Boylan's bridge, or near, the penitentiary. Mr Hinton was walking leisurely along the track and the...

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Boddie, Wiley, Death Notice, 1896, Raleigh, NC

We are extremely sorry to have to note the death of Mr. Wiley Boddie, formerly of Rocky Mount, but late of Philadelphia. He very recently married Miss Mary Hines, near Pleasant Hill, Edgecombe county, and made their future home in Philadelphia. We extend our...

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Vass, Maj. W.W., Death Notice, 1896, Raleigh, NC

Maj. W.W. Vass, who was a distinguished and very highly respected citizen died last Monday morning about 9 o’clock at his residence on the corner of Halifax and Edenton Streets. His death came suddenly. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, December...

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Pryor, Rev. H.P., Obituary, 1896, Raleigh, NC

Rev. H.P. Pryor, of the A.M.E. Church, died last Sunday night after an illness of two weeks. He had filled many important fields in his connection and was a zealous and useful minister in his denomination. Peace to his ashes. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh,...

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Perry, Sarah, Obituary, 31 Oct 1896, Raleigh, NC

Mrs. Sarah Perry died on Tuesday night of last week at 9:30 o’clock at the age of 73 years. Her funeral took place on Thursday following at 3:30 o’clock from the Presbyterian Church, Rev. A.G. Davis officiating. Mrs. Perry was always a Christian lady and was, all...

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Collins, Martha, Obituary, 31 Oct 1896, Raleigh, NC

Mrs. Martha Collins died Monday of last week at the residence of her parents, on South Blount St. Her funeral took place from the Congregational Church, of which she was for quite a number of years a constant member. Rev. Dr. A.W. Curtis officiated. Mrs. Collins...

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Nixon, Mary, Obituary, 16 Dec 1893, Goldsboro, NC

Mrs. Mary Nixon, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Goldsboro, died Sunday night two weeks ago, and was buried Tuesday following. She willed all of her property to Miss Amy, the daughter of Mr. B. Stevens. Source Citation The gazette. (Raleigh,...

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Lightfoot, Alexander, Obituary, 24 Sep 1891, Raleigh, NC

A GOOD MAN GONE. Alexander Lightfoot was born in Raleigh about the year 1819, and belonged to the late Col. James Taylor, of that city. In January, 1845, he was married in the Methodist church to Myra, a daughter of the late Moses Patterson, well known in Raleigh. The...

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