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ABERCROMBIE,  Col. R. H.

ABERCROMBIE KILLED - Mistaken for a Burglar by His Son-in-Law - Shot Dead While Walking at Night in His Garden
Gadsden, June 8 - Col. R. H. Abercrombie, while waling in his garden tonight was mistaken for a burglar by his son-in-law, Dr. D. A. BAKER w ho shot and instantly killed him.
 Col. Abercrombie, the victim of one of the saddest accidents in Alabama was one of the state's most prominent citizens.  He was a Macon county man and lived in Tuskegee, where he stood at the fore front in law and politics.  He was a colonel in the late war.  He was a man of wealth and owned several large plantations.  In the boom year of 1887 he moved to Gadsden, where his daughter Mrs. Baker, resided and had lived there since.  He was a most elegant and polished gentlemen, a true son of the old south.  The details of the unfortunate accident that terminated his career before he had fairly entered old age are very meager, but the attendant circumstances that gather around that one fact given in the telegram above can better be imagined then described - [Age-Herald]  Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County Al June 11, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


ALEXANDER, R. L.

GADSDEN, ALA., Nov. 9. – The funeral of the late R. L. Alexander who died near Prattville Sunday, was held here yesterday afternoon. Internment was made at Forest cemetery, Rev. Malone, pastor of the Episcopal church officiating. The deceased was formerly a resident of Attalla. He was a prominent politician and land owner.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Wednesday, 10 Nov. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz


BAGLEY, BONE

GROUND IN THE MACHINERY - Bone Bagley was caught in the machinery at Hagin’s cotton gin, near Markton, twelve miles north of Gadsden, and was literally ground to pieces. When the fragments of flesh and bones were withdrawn from the ginnery they presented a ghastly and sickening sight, the largest member of his body being not larger than an ordinary sized gourd. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL - November 4, 1897 - transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney


BOONE, DANIEL

PIONEER CITIZEN DEAD - A special from Gadsden announces the death of Daniel Boone, aged 74, one of the pioneer citizens of Etowah County. His death resulted from typhoid fever after an extended illness. He was one of the leading Republicans of Alabama. - Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL - April 4, 1895 - transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney


 BROWN, MRS. LULA MALLARD (PATTERSON)

BROWN, Mrs. Lula Mallard (PATTERSON), 85 904 Central Avenue, died at a local hospital Saturday, 7:45am after an extended illness.  Survivors, husband, James V Brown, sons, Cecil Patterson, Bessemer, Walter Patterson, Trafford, Johnny Patterson, Douglasville, GA, Richard Patterson, Powder Springs, GA., Harold Patterson, Gadsden, daughters, Mrs Jessie Whitmore, Mrs Pearl Clark and Mrs Novella Durham, all of Gadsden.  Mrs Jewel Hickey, Attalla, Mrs Florence Riddlespurge, Bessemer, Mrs Parlee Powerll, McKinney, Texas, sister, Mrs Stella Walden, Douglasville, GA., 35 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be tomorrow 1:30pm at Collier Butler Chapel with the Rev. Raymond F feltman officiating.  Burial in Altoona -Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers, Dr. Hoyt G Lumpkin and employees of McGuffey Nursing Home. Mrs Brown was a native of Tennessee and a resident of Etowah County for the past year. She was a member of the Church of God. The body will remain at Collier-Bulter Parlors through the hour of service.  Source: The Gadsden Times, October 8, 1972 - Submitted by Renee Dey


CAMPBELL, MARY C.

The body of Mrs. Mary C. Campbell, who died at the home of her son, W. B. Campbell, in Gadsden, yesterday morning, reached Selma last night and the funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. John M. Rennie on Selma street this morning at 11 o’clock. She was 74 years old and had been ill with la grippe three weeks. Mrs. Campbell was a resident of this city for a number of years moving from here to Gadsden about three years ago to make her home with her son. She is survived by three children, Mrs. S. E. Wilkins and George W. Campbell and W. B. Campbell as well as three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Rennie and Mrs. A. W. Acker, of this city, and Mrs. Ben Myerstine of Birmingham.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 3 Mar. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz


 CAMPBELL, RIVIE

Miss Rivie Campbell attempted to cross a foot-log over Sugar Creek, near Ball Play, Etowah county, Wednesday.  She fell into the water beneath and was drowned.  Her body was recovered.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 2, 1892 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


CHILDRESS, Parson ISAAC

Gadsden Times:  PARSON ISAAC CHILDRESS, the standard of Methodism for 30 years, passed away on the 9th ult.  He was an acknowledged Christian by all, and has went through heat and cold and held up the cause of Christ, and never asked for or received one cent for his labors.  Source: Vernon Clipper, Lamar County AL, December 5, 1879 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


 CLEVENGER, MARY ELLEN

Mary Ellen Clevenger, 90, Altoona, died November 13 1979, in Altoona Nursing Home.  A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mrs Clevnger had lived in Altoona for 66 years and was a member of Altoona Second Baptist Church.  She was the wife of Thomas Clevenger, who died April 12 1943. Surviving are son Wilburn E Clevenger of Bessemer; nine grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 14 great great grandchildren. The funeral was held at Altoona Second Baptist Church November 16, Reb JD Brown officiating.  Interment was at Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery, with grandsons and great-grandson serving as pallbearers, Lemley in charge.   Source: Newspaper: Unkown due to article being clipped from newspaper - Submitters Name: Renee Dey 


 CLEVENGER, THOMAS MARION

CLEVENGER RITES SET WEDNESDAY - Funeral services for Thomas Marion Clevenger, 62, who died early yesterday morning at his home in Altoona, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist Church of Altoona, the Reverend Wallace, pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Woodcliff directing. -  Mr Clevenger was a native of Tennessee, but had lived in Altoona for the past 20 years.  Until his retirement, necessitated by illness, he had been employed as a carpenter by Republic Steel.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altoona.  Source: Newspaper: Unkown due to article being clipped from newspaper - Submitters Name: Renee Dey 


CLINTON, J. O.

 J O Clinton of Cedar Bluff fell between two cars at Gadsden last week and was killed. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, March 23, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


COHEN, C. P. and family

About two weeks ago the oldest daughter of Mr. C. P. Cohen, of Gadsden died; in a  few days his wife followed her daughter and now the father has gone to join the dead.  One of the sons is also critically ill.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, May 25, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


DARNELL, BENUL

While several little children were playing around an engine of the Chattanooga Southern at Gadsden, Friday they made a fire of some waste that was lying around lose, when Benul Darnell, aged four years, in some way fell into the fire and before assistant arrived was burned so badly that he died.  From his hips up was burned to a crisp.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 8, 1892 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney

Bennie Darrell, aged four years was burned to death at Gadsden last week. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, December 1, 1892 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


DURHAM, MRS. NOVELLA MAE (PATTERSON) 

Mrs. Novella Mae Durham, Attalla Rt. 1, died today at a local hospital. Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. (Maiden name: Novella Mae Patterson)  Source: Newspaper: Gadsden Times, Date: Oct. 14, 1983 - Submitters Name: Renee Dey


EDMONDSON, Dr. W. B.

Dr. W. B. Edmondson, of Gadsden, died of heart disease on the 16th inst.  Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, July 23, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


ECHOLS, PERRY

Gadsden, January 20. – Perry Echols, the 13-year-old son of W. L. Echols, died at 6 o’clock tonight from an attack of meningitis after an illness of only five days. Perry left Monday for school, was taken sick that night, brought home Wednesday and died today. His parents are at Hot Springs, Ark. Jerry, a younger brother, is very ill with the same disease, and is not expected to survive.  Source: Age-Herald (Birmingham, AL) Saturday, January 21, 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz


GAIUS, HENRY

The body of Henry Gaius, aged 85 years, residing near Calvin, Etowah county, was found in a small stream a mile from home.  It is supposed that he fell in and was unable to extricate himself. - Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 1, 1893 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


GARRETT, JOHN

ONLY TWENTY CENTS - But It Cost One Man His Life and Made the Other a Fugitive
Gadsden, Aug 3 - John Garrett and Henry Groover fell out over a debt of twenty cents at Round Mountain today and engaged in a fight when Groover's 20-year old son ran up and emptied the contents of a shotgun into Garrett's neck. Garrett died in a few minutes and Groover skipped.  It seemed that Garrett went to Groover's house and demanded a settlement and both being in an angry mood words soon brought on blows. Garret was getting the best of the fight when young Groover intervened with the above result. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, August 8, 1895 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


GIDLEY, WILL

CRUSHED TO DEATH BY LOGS - A horrible accident occurred near Hokes Bluff last week in which Will Gidley, aged about twenty-one, lost his life.  The young man was hauling saw logs when the heavily loaded wagon in some manner was turned over.  He was caught under the saw logs and crushed to death. The logs struck his chest and face, mashing him almost as flat as a pan cake.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, October 29, 1903 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


 GLAZNER, Daughter of J. A.

Gadsden, Nov. 1. – The 11-year-old daughter of J. A. Glazner died Tuesday at the home of her parents in West Gadsden. The remains were taken to Broomtown in Cherokee County for internment.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Saturday, 2 Nov. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz


GOGGANS, D. M.

A correspondent of the Gadsden Times writing from Seaborn says Mr. D. M. Goggans, mail rider between Attalla and Duck Spring, died suddenly at Seaborn a few days ago. He had delivered the mail and started back for Atalla, when he suddenly fell dead. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 9, 1887 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


HENRY, SAM

Col. Sam Henry, a wealthy citizen of Gadsden died last week.  Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, March 30, 1893 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


HERSTEIN, MONROE C

 Monroe C. Herstein, a popular young merchant of Gadsden committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, July 27, 1893 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


HOLDEN, Rev. T. J.

DEATH BY A FALLING LIMB - Last Friday Rev. T. J. Holden, a Baptist preacher of Etowah County, was in the field with his little son chopping cotton.  There was no wind stirring, when without warning a large limb, 16 feet long and 8 inches thick, under which he was standing, fell a distance of 60 feet, striking him on the back of the neck.  The blow struck him to the ground, breaking his neck and crushing his skull, causing instant death.  Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, June 20, 1895 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


 HOPE, MARK

Mr. Mark Hope, of Gadsden, cut his foot with an ----- and died from blood poison in a few days afterwards. Source: marion County Herald, Marion County AL, July 14, 1887 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


HORTON, PRESTON

Gadsden Times:  One of the most shocking accidents of our knowledge occurred on Friday last at Duck Springs, in this county, resulting in the death of an excellent young man.  The water gauge of the boiler at a  saw mill flew out and scalded PRESTON HORTON to death. Source: Vernon Clipper, Lamar County AL, January 30, 1880 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney 


HUFF, EULA

At Attala, Miss Eula Huff, who caught fire while dressing, died Monday.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 4, 1890 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney


 HUNTER, Mrs. M. M.

 Gadsden, January 20. – Mrs. M. H. Hunter died today at Alabama City after a long illness from complicated troubles. She was interred in the pauper’s cemetery.  Source: Age-Herald (Birmingham, AL) Saturday, January 21, 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz


MARTIN, JAMES

James Martin, 14-year old boy of Gadsden was found dead in bed last Friday.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, May 21, 1903 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 MCHAN, E. A.

CHILD FATALLY BURNED - The little daughter of E. A. McHan of Attalla was burned Thursday night while playing near the fire and after two days of suffering, death came to her relief at 11:00 Saturday night. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, November 4, 1895- Submitted by Veneta McKinney


 NOBLE, J. W. Family

Gadsden, January 20. – Mrs. J. W. Noble, aged 45 years, died in East Gadsden today from an attack of the grip. She leaves a husband and three children. Mrs. Noble was a sister of Dr. J. R. Nowlin, once the leading druggist here.  

Janie Noble, 10 years old, daughter of Mrs. Noble, died Tuesday of the same disease, and another child is not expected to live.  Source: Age-Herald (Birmingham, AL) Saturday, January 21, 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz


PALMER, W. R.

A dispatch from Gadsden, Ala of the 27th ult says: A most deplorable accident occurred this evening at Howellton in this county, which will result in the death of a most estimable young man.

W. R. Palmer, the only son of Neal Palmer, had returned from a hunt and in attempting to place his Winchester on the ground before he alighted the gun was in some manner discharged The ball striking him in the stomach ranging upward came out above the shoulder blade.  He can not recover.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, May 4, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


PATTERSON, ELIZA

Eliza Patterson, colored, living about two miles from Gadsden, died Wednesday night from hydrophobia.  She was bitten in December by a mad dog and on Wednesday evening was taken with convulsions and died late at night.  Her convulsions were terrible to see. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, June 12, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 PATTERSON, R. L. 

R. L. Patterson passes at 83. Robert Lee Patterson, 83, died early this  morning at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Buchanan, Alabama  City, after an illness of a month. Mr. Patterson, a former resident  of Altoona had lived in Alabama City for the past year. He was a  member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and a Baptist by faith. He is  survived by 2 sons Fred S. Patterson of Altoona and Wesley Patterson  of Bessemer and one daughter. Mrs Mae Collins of Brookside: 30  grandchildren and 16 g grandchildren. Funeral services will be held  at the Alabama City Church of God Saturday morning at 10'O'clock with the  Rev. L.H. Aultman, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in  Walnut Grove Cemetery directed by Brown-Service. Members of the Old  Fellow Lodge will serve as active pallbearers. Source: Newspaper: Gadsden Times, Date: July 1, 1943 -
Submitters Name: Renee Dey


 PICKENS, Judge

Judge Pickens, of Attalla, died in Florida a few days ago, and his body was taken home for interment. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, June February 27, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 RANDALL, MRS. C. A.

SUICIDE BY HANGING - Gadsden, March 21 – The Times News received a special today from Keener, Etowah County, which reports the suicide of a lady at that place, which is fourteen miles from Gadsden.

                Mrs. C. A. Randall went out of the house with a bucket to get water from the well. She left the bucket at the well and entered an out house.  She was missed, and search was made for her, and she was found in the house hanging by the neck, the rope being thrown over the rafters.  Her neck was broken by the fall.  No cause is given for her taking her life.  She leaves a husband and several children.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, March 27, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


RAYFORD, HAMP

Mr. Hamp Rayford, residing near Walnut Grove, was struck by lightning on the 1st and died soon afterward. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, June 15, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 RIDLESPURGE, MRS. FLORENCE (PATTERSON)

Mrs. Florence Ridlespurge, 145 Elder St., Birmingham, died Wednesday at Birmingham hospital. Collier-Butler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Maiden Name: Lula Florence Patterson) - Source: Newspaper: Gadsden Times, Date: April 24, 1986 - Submitters Name: Renee Dey


 RUMSEY, LARKIN D.

In Gadsden, on the 13th, Larkin D. Rumsey was shot and killed by Charles Potter.  Source: Vernon Pioneer, Lamar County, AL, May 3, 1878 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


SANSOM, MRS. EDITH TURNER

Mrs. Edith Turner Sansom, 204 Wildhaven Circle, died Thursday in Kentwood, La.  Survivors: sons, Bob Sansom, Kentwood, Turner Sansom, Almeda, Calif.  Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.
 
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Forrest Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn M. Parkin officiating.  Other survivors:  grandchildren, Mrs. Anne Sansom McDonald, Allen, Paul, John and Lee Sansom; great-grandchildren, Eric and Damon Sansom; brother James Turner, Gadsden; sisters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Nellie Hardaker, Mrs. Mary Barfield, Mrs. Bennie Waits, all of Gadsden.  Mrs. Sansom was a native and a resident of Gadsden most of her life.  She was the wife of the late Dewey Sansom and was a member of the Methodist church.  The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of service.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Source: The Gadsden Times (Gadsden, AL) Friday, February 10, 1984 Transcribed and submitted by Jim Dezotell


SANSOM, JOHN THOMAS

John Thomas Sansom, 75, Titusville, Fla., died Wednesday in Titusville.  Crestwood funeral Home directing.
 
Cryptside services will be today at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Mausoleum with the Revs. R. O. Fincher and James Morring officiating.  Survivors: brother, Jack Sansom; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Florence Sansom, Mrs. Edith Sansom, all of Gadsden; several nieces and nephews.  Active pallbearers: James Fulks, Ernest Godfrey, Peter Hill, Barney Hood, Tom Marker, Bill Morris, Tommy Rowland, Gartrell Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers: all personal friends in Gadsden and Titusville.  Mr. Sansom was a native of Etowah County, a member of Advent Christian Church and was retired caretaker at Flagship Bank in Titusville.  The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of service. Source: The Gadsden Times (Gadsden, AL) Saturday, November 5, 1983 - Transcribed and submitted by Jim Dezotell


SANSOM, ROBERT DEWEY, Sr.

Robert Dewey Sansom Sr. (Pappy), 69, 204 Wildhaven Cir., died yesterday 2:45 a.m. at the residence after a sudden illness.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Turner Sansom, sons, Turner Sansom, Alameda, Calif.; Bob Sansom, Gadsden; Grandchildren, Mrs. Kyle Scobey, Greese; Lee Sansom, Alameda, Calif.; Allen Paul and John Sansom, Gadsden; Brothers, John Sansom, Titusville, Fla.; Jack Sansom, Gadsden.  Graveside service will be tomorrow 11 a.m. from Forrest Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers are all person friends.  Mr. Sansom was a native and resident of Gadsden most of his life.  He was a member of Ragland Methodist Church and president of Ragland Brick Company with which he has been affiliated with since 1936.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening.  Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. - Source: The Gadsden Times (Gadsden, AL) Friday, July 5, 1974 - Transcribed and submitted by Jim Dezotell


 SHANKS, Daughter of JOE

A special from Gadsden says: A little girl of Joe Shanks of near Steele’s depot, was burned to death one day last week while playing near a fire in the public road.   Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, December 24, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 SMITH, GEORGE

George Smith, who lived at Hoke's Bluff, near Gadsden, while under the influence of whisky built a log fire in the woods from which his clothes became ignited and he was so badly burned that he died a few hours afterwards in great agony. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, February 25, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 

SMITH, JOHN

 

FELL FROM FURNACE STACK - John Smith, a young white man from Pittsburg, Pa, fell from the top of one of the open hearth buildings of the steel plant at Gadsden last week and was instantly killed.  His right side and right jaw were crushed and his right leg broken at the ankle.  Death resulted instantly.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County, AL, November 5, 1903 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney 


STINSON, Mrs. JULIA BROWN

Charlotte - Mrs. Julia Brown Stinson, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center surrounded by her family.
       She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Thomas Edwin Stinson; children, Thomas Edwin Stinson Jr. and his wife, Diana, Howell Scott Stinson, Robin Stinson Maxwell and her husband, John, Andrew Brown Stinson and his wife, Kristin; her brother, Marvin Howell Brown Jr. and wife Dorothy and her sister, Frances Brown Mullen and husband, Tommy.
     She was a devoted and loving grandmother (affectionately "Grandma Judy") to Thomas Edwin Stinson III, Emily Elizabeth Stinson, Captain Joshua Scott Stinson and wife, Rachael, Jordan Stinson Roby, Sergeant Jacob Andrew Stinson, Senior Airman Rebecca Ann Stinson, Rachel Leah Stinson, Israel Thomas Stinson, Sara Ruth Stinson, Franklin Thomas Maxwell, Andrew Ward Maxwell, Hugh Thomas Stinson, Julia Louise Stinson, McAyla Rose Stinson and Jackson Daniel Roby.
      Mrs. Stinson was born in 1930 in Gadsden, Alabama to the late Marvin Howell Brown and Pauline Robertson Brown. She graduated from Gadsden High School and attended Auburn University. After marrying Tom, her high school sweetheart, she and Tom resided in both Anniston and Gadsden, Alabama before moving to charlotte in 1998. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church having attended First United Methodist Church, Anniston, AL; and Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC. She was a dedicated volunteer with many service organizations in Anniston and Gadsden, Alabama.
      Most recently she devoted her time to the P.E.O. International Chapter of Charlotte, to support the education of women Mrs. Stinson greatly cherished the friendships she developed through the many service organizations she supported. She and her husband loved to take cruises and vacation at their mountain retreat in Banner Elk, NC. She will be fondly remembered for her selfless love and generosity towards friends and family, and for her love of the lord.
      To celebrate her life, a memorial service will be held at Myers Park United Methodist church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service in Jubilee Hall at the church.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Helping Hands Ministry at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207, the P.E.O. Foundation in care of Linda Patterson, 3132 Sunset Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209 or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements are in the care of J. B. Tallent Funeral Service.  (Source: Gadsden Times, Feb 22, 2012 - Transcribed and submitted by Diane Hale)


 TAYLOR, J. J.

J. J. Taylor was killed at Gadsden by his nephew Arch Craze.  The murderer is still at large. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County, AL, December 27, 1888 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 TURNER, MRS. CLARA NABORS

Mrs. Clara Nabors Turner, 81, of 3610 Georgia Avenue, died Saturday at 6:05 a.m. in her residence after an extended illness.
          Funeral services will be held in Alabama City Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Revs. George Riddle and E. S. Jackson officiating.  Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery with Collier-Butler in charged.
          Mrs. Turner is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Wingate Waits, Mrs. Edwin Hardaker, Mrs. Gordon Barfield and Mrs. Fred Rattray, all of Gadsden, Mrs. Dewey Sansom, Ragland, and Mrs. A. B. Smith of Stuttgart, Germany; two sons, Bayard L. Turner, Gadsden, and James Turner of Atlanta; a brother, Charles N. Nabors, High Point, N. C.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
           Active pallbearers will be Roy Wiggington, Lloyd Cook, Howard Smith, Horace Bilbro, Oclus Payne, Steve McMillan, Vernon Boggs and Jack Floyd.
           Honorary pallbearers will be G. W. Floyd, G. E. Bilbro, I. J. Smith, Hoyt Wiggington, Charles Moody, Mitchell Acton, Atlas Shrum, Abe Gaddis, I. J. Wall, George Moody, Bevo Gray,  W. E. Biggs, Dr. Paul Simpson, Paul Perkins, Robert Jett, Grady Clark, Wallace McNair, S. L. Long, J. K. Thompson, Frank Clark, Joe Herndon, Jim West, J. M. Bowers, Porter Carnett, W. O. Briscoe, Dr. Robert Burns and Dr. M. L. Shaddix.
           The body will be in Collier-Butler chapel and will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services.
           A native of South Carolina Mrs. Turner had been a resident of Gadsden 61 years.  Source: The Gadsden Times (Gadsden, AL), Sunday, April 2, 1961. Transcribed and submitted by Jim Dezotell


 WILLIAMS, JAMES

CRUSHED HIS SKULL - James Williams, a white laborer at the works of the Alabama Steel and Wire company near Gadsden, was struck on the head last week by a tackle block of a boat, which came loose and fell on him. The blow crushed the top of the man’s skull almost to a pulp, and half of his brains were spattered out.  Despite this fact he lived for four hours after the accident.  The attending physician pronounced the case hopeless around the first and was astonished that the man did not died instantly.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County Alabama, September 10, 1903 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney

 


 WILSON, GEORGE LEE

George Lee Wilson, 72, 10 Comnock Avenue, passed away in a Birmingham Hospital Wednesday a.m.  Funeral services will be Friday 1230pm from Collier-Butler Chapel with Revs E.C. Houston and Falton Howington officiating.  Interment Liberty Cemetery (near Dawson).  Survivors include his wife Mrs Rosa Mae Wilson, two daughters, Miss Jo Ann Wilson and Miss Diane Wilson, Gadsden, two sisters, Mrs Alma Westbrook, Dawson... (rest of obit was torn off) - Source: Newspaper: Gadsden Times, Date: March 24, 1983 - Submitters Name: Renee Dey


WILSON, SAM

Gadsden, Nov. 1. – Mr. Sam Wilson formerly of Gadsden, died in Brunner, Texas, October 25th and his remains were interred at Glennwood cemetery. Mr. Wilson was an old and highly respected citizen of Gadsden where he lived for many years. Last year he and his family moved to Texas and his death was sad news to his many friends here. He was county registrar for several years and was a true Democrat.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Saturday, 2 Nov. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz



WINDSOR, JAMES THOMAS

Obit: James Thomas (Jim Tom) Windsor, 75, Boaz Route Five, died today at 1:40 a.m. at his home following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Happy Hill Church with the Rev. Emory Pankey, the Rev. Jim Dixon and the Rev. W. D. Parrish officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Gillespie-Barksdale Funeral Home directing.  Active pallbearers will be Corby Fielder, Wilson Rogers, Roy Henry, Eulas Mashburn, Vernon Thrasher and Bill Stonicher. Mr. Windsor was a retired farmer and a member of the Concord Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hettie Freeman Windsor; two sons, Lester and Willard Windsor, both of Boaz, Route Five; three daughters, Mrs. Ivy Plunkett, Albertville, Route Two, Mrs. Mary Grace Kimberley, Boaz, Route Five, and Mrs. Lucille Blackmon, Orlando, Fla.; two granddaugthers; a brother, J. H. Windsor, Fort Payne; two half-brothers, Marcus Windsor, Gadsden and Herman Windsor, Morgan County and a half-sister.  Source: Newspaper: The Gadsden Times, Date: April 15, 1956 - Submitters Name: Andrew Staton


 WINDSOR, JOHN HENRY

Obit: BOAZ - John Henry Windsor, 86, died yesterday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Jesse Brown, Boaz, Route 3, after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Concord Baptist Church, with the Revs. Russell Oaks and Arthur Davis officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Gillespie-Barksdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
           Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vela Gary, Greenwood, SC; two half-brothers, Marcus Windsor, Gadsden, and Herman Windsor, Sommerville; a half-sister, Mrs. Zona WIndsor; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Mr. Windsor was a retired farmer. A member of Concord Baptist Church, he was a native of Marshall County.  Source: Newspaper: The Gadsden Times, Date: June 17, 1960 - Submitters Name: Andrew Staton


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