Two fatal railroad accidents have occurred near Stevenson within the last few days. Sunday “Uncle” Charley Capteron, a negro said to be over 100 years old, was run over by a train and killed and Tuesday John Shirley , a young man who lives near Bas, was run over and killed near that place. Source: Marion County News Marion County AL , November 18, 1897 Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
GRAY, THOMAS and several family members
MAXWELL, Mrs.H. P. and several family members
Scottsboro (Ala) Herald: Mr. L. H. Brewer, from the south side of the Tennessee River, informs us of the death of seven persons in the families of Messrs. Thomas Gray and H. P. Maxwell, brothers-in-law and near neighbors, from the last day of June to the 8th inst., including Mr. Gray himself and the wife of Mr. Maxwell, from the disease known as milk sickness. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham Ala. July 22, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
BROWN, JOHN DILLY
CHILD FATALLY BURNED - John Dilly Brown, the little 4-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Orin, Tenn was burned to death at Bridgeport while playing. His mother had just stepped out of the room when the child’s clothing caught the fire and before help could each the little fellow the flames had done their work. After lingering several hours the little fellow died. Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL , May 7, 1903 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
At Scottsboro on the night of the 17th inst. Duke Campbell, son of the probate Judge was assassinated while asleep in his room. His head was split open with an ax. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL , July 29, 1887 Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
The town of Scottsboro, Jackson County, was thrown into a furor of excitement on the 18th on the discovery of the murder of a young man of that city named Duke Campbell. The assassin entered the room where the young man was sleeping and with an axe struck him three terrible blows on the head. The father of the young man being aroused by the assassin’s blows; rushing into the room where his son was and on entering saw the murderer rush out of the room with an axe in his hand. He had on a mask and it is not known whether he was a negro or a white man. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL , July 28, 1887 Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
CLANTON, Hon. W. H
Hon. Wm. H. Clanton of Jackson county is dead. (Source; Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, June 15, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
COFFEY, Gen. JOHN R.
A MEXICAN'S VETERAN'S DEATH - Gen. John R. Coffey died Thursday at his home, near Wannville, Jackson County. He was born in Bedford County, Tenn. about 86 years ago. He served as colonel in the Mexican war and afterwards brigadier-general of the Alabama militia. Mr. Coffey was one of the wealthiest and most influential men of north Alabama. He was stricken with paralysis several years ago and had been confined to his bed for a long time. Source: Hamilton Appeal, Marion County AL , May 29, 1896, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
Scalded to Death. - At Elora, Ala., the boiler of a distillery exploded, wrecking the plant and scalding to death George Couch, the engineer, and James Smith, the fireman. Couch died instantly. Smith lived several hours, suffering intensely. Source: The Lafayette Advertiser, Aug 26, 1893 - Submitted by Janice Rice
Harcie Cox was drowned by the upsetting of a canoe in Paint Rock River recently. Source: Marion County Herald Marion County AL , December 6, 1888 Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
FINLAYSON, JOHN L.
Assassination – Dr. John L. Finlayson, Clerk of the Jackson County Circuit Court was shot from behind a tree by an unknown assassin last Friday and killed instantly. Maj. J. W. Purmen, who was walking with Doctor Finlayson, at the time, was also badly wounded and he’s in a critical condition. (Source: Jacksonville Republican, [Jacksonville Calhoun County, AL] March 13, 1869 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
FOSTER, J. B.
J. B. Foster, a well-to-do and respectable farmer living near Scotsboro, committed suicide on the 15th by shooting himself with a shotgun. The deceased had been in bad health for some time. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, May 25, 1893 - transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
GARLAND, E. W.
E. W. Garland, a saloon keeper at Scottsboro, was killed by Walter Jordan on last Monday. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL , December 27, 1888 Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
KENNEMAR, Z. D.
Z. D. Kennemar, postmaster Scottsboro, died on the 1st inst. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, April 9, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
MASON, WILLIAM GLASE
Confederate Vet Dies - Was Last Survivor of the "Raccoon Roughs" - Bridgeport, Ala., Feb. 16 - News of the death of William Glase Mason, which occurred recently at his home in Marshall Texas has been received by Mrs. J. H. Horne, of this place, a niece of Mr. Mason. He was a Confederate veteran and the last of the "Raccoon Roughs" of Company I, Sixth Alabama Regiment. He fought in the First Battle of Manassas and subsequent battles of the War Between the States. (Source: unnamed and undated newspaper clipping - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney - Note: Find-a-Grave has a photo of his tombstone in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, TX, date of death Jan. 27, 1929)
KILLED BY LIGHTNING - Nathan McCowan, a farmer living in Jackson county was killed in his field from a stroke of lighting in the presence of his wife, brother, and little son. McGowan and his horse were instantly killed and the others present were terribly shocked. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL , August 5, 1897 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
MITCHELL, Mrs. TENNESSEE
Mrs. Tennessee Mitchell Passes to Great Beyond
Bridgeport, Ala., Sept. 15 – Mrs. Tennessee C. Mitchell died at Montague, Ala., Sept. 9, aged 81. Interment was made at Mt. Carmel, Rev. John A. Cargile officiating. (Source: Sequachee Valley News, Sequatchee, Tenn., Sept 18, 1919)
George Mooney, aged 18 years, who worked for Mr. Ben Phillips in Paint Rock valley, Jackson County, met with a horrible death last week. The young man after finishing his day’s work got on his mule to start to the house, when the mule threw the boy, his feet becoming entangled in the gear and the mule ran away, the unfortunate being dragged quite a distance and terribly mangled. Source: Lamar News, Lamar County AL , April 14, 1887, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
NEWDECKER, Mrs. FRANK
Bridgeport, Ala. – Mrs. Frank Newdecker, wife of the foreman of the furniture factory, died Tuesday night and was buried at the Rocky Springs Cemetery Wednesday. A strange feature about the deceased is that she was her own step-mother. Her mother married Frank Newdecker, and after living with him some time died, whereupon she married her mother’s husband. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL , April 8, 1897, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH - Eddie Patterson, the two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Patterson, of near Stevenson, was burned to death Friday. Several children were playing on the floor with some newspapers and the idea occurred to one of the children to strike a match to one of the papers to see it burn. This done the flames spring quickly upward, igniting the clothing of the child and burning him so badly that death soon followed. Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL , June 4, 1903 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
Scottsboro, Ala., March 31.--Henry Pitts, one of the best known citis[z]ens of this community, died of Bright's disease at his home near town today. He was 65 years of age. [Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
PORTER, C. P.
C. P. Porter died at Stevenson from the effects of an operation to eradicate a cancer at the root of his tongue. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, May 25, 1893 - transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
REPORTED HOMICIDE - Report comes of the killing of Hamphrey Posey by his brother, Captain Posey, near Harmony, Jackson County. The place is isolated and details of the affair are lacking. Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, July 2, 1903- transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
SHANKEE, L. K. SHANKEE
Scottsboro, Ala., March 31.--L. K. Shankee, a prominent citizen of Sand Mountain, and postmaster at Sectlon, died at that place of pneumonia and was buried the first of the week. He leaves a family. [Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
Scalded to Death. - At Elora, Ala., the boiler of a distillery exploded, wrecking the plant and scalding to death George Couch, the engineer, and James Smith, the fireman. Couch died instantly. Smith lived several hours, suffering intensely. Source: The Lafayette Advertiser, Aug 26, 1893, Submitted by Janice Rice]
John Smith, colored, while resisting arrest near Scottsboro, was killed by Constable Woods. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL , September 16, 1897, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
SNODGRASS, WILLIAM L.
Died on the 8th inst at his residence near Bellefonte, Ala, after a lingering illness of several months, William L. Snodgrass, aged about 65 years. The deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends for his noble and generous nature, and many sterling qualities. (The Jackson County Herald, Scottsboro, Ala., Oct. 22, 1868 – vm)
STEWART, JOSEPH P.
Joseph P. Stewart, a prominent merchant of Scottsboro, is dead. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL , December 22, 1892, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
James Stuart, a prominent merchant of Scottsboro died last week. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL , December 15, 1892, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
Scottsboro, Ala., March 31.--Mrs. Ward, mother of Professor Ward, died here this morning.
She had been here but a week on a visit to her son, who is at the head of the high school at this place.
The remains were taken to Lachapoke for interment. She was ill but a few days and her death is a great shock to her relatives and friends. [Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]