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COFFEY
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.

[Hamilton Appeal - Marion County AL - May 29, 1896, Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney]

COUCH
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.

[Aug 26, 1893, The Lafayette Advertiser - Submitted by Janice Rice]

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HENRY PITTS
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]

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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 familly.

[Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]

SMITH
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.

[Aug 26, 1893, The Lafayette Advertiser - Submitted by Janice Rice]

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MRS. WARD
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]

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