ALMON, Mrs. EMMA CARR
service for Mrs. Emma Carr Almon, 84, of 1800 Cornwall Road, Hoover,
who died Tuesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Elmwood, Valley
Chapel directing. She was a former member of First United
Methodist Church and a charter member of Shades Mountain Independent
Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E. T. Glass, III,
Birmingham; and two sons, Charles C. Almon, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin
Islands, and Sam L. Almon, Oklahoma City. [Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, July 24, 1980, page A-7, Transcribed by C.
- ASHLEY, MOSES H.
- Moses H. Ashley, a young white man committed
suicide in Birmingham on last Saturday by taking
morphine.(Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, Aug 6, 1891 -
Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
Wm Bishop, a young miner was killed at Graces
Gap, by being run over by a tram car. (Hamilton Times, Marion
County AL, July 13, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta
BROWN, DAVID L.
Funeral for David
L. Brown, 76, of Fairfield, Calif., who died Monday, will be at 11:30
a.m. tomorrow at Brown Service, Bessemer, with burial at
Valhalla. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Association of
Fairfield and was a former Bessemer resident. He was a retired
millwright of Pullman Standard of Bessemer. Survivors include
two sons, Danny W. Brown, Sr., Hueytown, and D. L. Brown, Ellabell,
Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Gail J. Mitchell, Fairfield, Calif.; and a
sister, Mrs. Lucille Wright, Millport. [Birmingham (AL) Post-Herald,
July 24, 1980, page A-7, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
BROWN, MRS. J. H.
A WOMAN LITERALLY COOKED TO DEATH - Birmingham, Ala,
April 30 – A distressing accident happened at Vanderbilt furnace, four
miles form the city, last night about 9 o’clock. Mrs. Brown, wife of
J. H. Brown, the night engineer at the furnace, who lives near by, was
going to carry her husband his supper. Near the engine room is a big
pool of hot water and steam from the waste pipes of the engine. In the
darkness she fell into the pool and was fearfully scaled before she
could be rescued. She was literally cooked to from her feet up to her
waist. Her death is momentarily expected. - Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar
County, AL, May 5, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta
Birmingham, Sept 7 – Mrs. FELIX BUCHFEELE,
an aged Dutch woman, was picking up coal in the Louisville and
Nashville railroad yards this morning, when she crawled under a care
to get a lump. No one saw her get
under the car, and before she could crawl out a switch engine backed
some other cars against the one the woman was under. The wheels ran
over the woman and crushed her to death. She died
instantly. Her husband runs a
small shoemakers shop on Third
Avenue. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County,
AL, Sept 13, 1894 - Transcribed by Veneta
BURKS, EMMA (BOSIE)
A Bride of a Few Months Called to the Great
Yesterday afternoon at 3:55 o’clock, at
the family residence, Sixteenth street and Sixth avenue, the spirit of
Mrs. George W. Burks winged its flight to the great
But a few days over one year ago
deceased, who was then Miss Emma Bosie, changed her maiden name for
that of a matron and linked her fortunes with those of a popular
engineer of the Birmingham Railway and Electric company. Short era of
happy wedded bliss was the lot of the young couple, but consumption
crept in and laid his dread fingers upon the young bride. Despite the
aid of physicians the deadly fingers could not be shaken off, and
after a long and painful struggle the disease was conqueror and the
Deceased was a native of Mobile,
and was but 20 years of age. She leaves three sisters and a sorrowing
The funeral takes place this afternoon
at Oak Hill. Source: Age-Herald (Birmingham,
AL) April 18, 1895. Transcribed by a FOFG.
ANOTHER ONE DEAD - The dead body of John Carlisle a carpenter –
contractor who lived at Wilkes station on the North Bessemer car line
was found about 11 o’clock Saturday night on the tracks of the Alabama
Great Southern Railroad, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets
in Bessemer, making
the sixteenth victim on the same railroad within a radius of two
blocks. The man’s head was completely severe from the body and was
picked up about ten feet from the trunk and lower limbs. The arms and
shoulder of the unfortunate men was found about twenty feet from the
trunk, lying still on the rails, where they had been torn from the
mangled form. Blood splattered the rails of the road for nearly 200
feet, indicating that the body had been dragged, crushed and mangled
and that the blood of the man dripped from the cars of the train that
killed him. Source;
Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, November 25, 1908 -
Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Perry H. Carpenter, of Birmingham, was shot and killed on the
streets of that city last Saturday night while on his way home.
The shooting was done in the heart of the city and the unknown
assassin managed to escape though diligent search was made. Source; Hamilton Times,
Marion County AL, January 19, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta
CARTER, MAUDIE MAE
Mrs. Maudie Mae (Lock Yarbrough) Carter - Graveside
services for Mrs. Maudie Mae Carter, 82, of Saraland, who died
Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Elmwood, Valley Chapel
directing. She was a former Birmingham resident. Survivors include a
daughter, Mrs. Louis L. Furr, Saraland, and a son, Willard R.
The Elmwood Cemetery Company order of interment dated
February 2, 1978 states: Maudie Mae Yarbrough Carter #7, born July 11,
1885 and died January 31, 1978 in Crypt Lot W260 168 Building Block 1,
on February 3, 1978. (J. B. Yarbrough Family Plot.) [Transcribed and submitted by
Lois Anderson obtained from Elmwood Cemetery.
CASSETT, Mrs. SUE JANE
Mrs. Sue Jane
Cassett, 85, of Rt. 2, Box 119, Aliceville, who died today in
Aliceville, was a native of Pickens County. Funeral will be Nov.
22 at Providence Baptist Church in Aliceville, with burial in the
church cemetery. Smith & Gasten directing. Survivors
include two daughters, Miss Betty Mae Cassett of Aliceville and Mrs.
Annie Lee West, Birmingham; a son, Phil Williams, Birmingham,
and a sister, Mrs. Mary Mayhew, Detroit, Mich. [Source: Birmingham (AL)
News, November 13, 1970, page 36, Transcribed by C.
CAWTHON, RITA A.
Miss Rita A Cawthon, 10, of 1039 Beacon Parkway East, died Tuesday.
Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Chapel, with burial
in Elmwood. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Leonard Allen, her
father, Bryon O. Cawthon, and a brother, Thomas Andrew Cawthon, all of
Birmingham. The family suggests memorials be contributed to the Lewis
Slossfield School. (Source: The
Birmingham News, published on Wed., Jan. 11, 1978 - Submitted by Tracy
CHAPMAN, JOSEPH STANLEY
Class of 1865 – JOSEPH STANLEY CHAPMAN. B. 18
Jan., 1838, Irasburg, Vt. Served in 7th R.I. Cav. Minister. D. 12
Nov., 1910, Birmingham, Ala. Source: Dartmouth College
Necrology, 1910-1911, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim
services for Mrs. Charles Coats, 86, 3033 Canterbury Rd., Mountain
Brook, who died Sunday at her home, were held today at Grove Hill
Cemetery, Angwin's Mortuary Center officiating. A Choctaw County
native, Mrs. Coats was a member of the Gulf Beach Baptist Church, West
Panama City Beach, Fla. Survivors include two sons, Robert B.
Coats, Sunnyside, Fla., and Charles A. Coats, Jr., Birmingham; a
daughter, Mrs. Andrew B. Park, Mountain Brook. [Source: Birmingham
(AL) News, Monday, April 6, 1964, Transcribed by C.
COCHRAN, J. A.
Ala., July 9--J. A. Cochran, one of the best known citizens of Ensley,
died Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, at the residence of his son,
William Cochran, at Corey. Mr. Cochran was about 75 years of age, a
Confederate veteran and a member of the Ensley Masonic Lodge. He has
been in ill health for some time and his death was not
The funeral services will be conducted Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock from his late home, 2806 Ave. G. Interment will
be at Oakland cemetery, Ensley. The Confederate Veterans and Masons
will attend the funeral in a body. Two of Mr. Cochran's children live
in Ensley, Alex and WIll Cochran. [Source: Montgomery Advertiser,
July 10, 1912, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
Graveside service for John Raymond Conley, 72, of
2401 Columbiaana Road, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at
Elmwood, Elmwood Chapel directing. He was a member of the
Episcopal Church and was retired from the U. S. Postal Service.
He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal
Employees. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilhelmina Conley; a
son John Raymond Conley, Jr., Vestavia, and two brothers, Paul Wesley
and Benjamin Clifton Conley, both of Scottsboro. [Source: Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, July 24, 1980, page A-7, Transcribed by C.
CORK MEETS AWFUL DEATH - Anthony Cork, aged 30 years residing in Sandusky, met a
horrible death at NO 1 shaft of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company Wednesday night about 10 o’clock. Cork was inspecting some
timbers in the lower mine and was standing on the cage looking up to
the roof. As he desired to get
nearer the timber, he gave the signal to the men on top to raise the
cage. The cage began to run
up and Cork was caught between the edge
of the roof and his back bent over the side of the cage. His back was
broken and his head crushed, death resulting. Source: Marion County
Republican, Marion County, AL, October 28, 1908 - Transcribed by
DAY, JR, Mr. EDWARD CHARLES .
DAY, Mr. Edward Charles,
Jr., aged 41, of 1923 28th Ave., N., Hueytown. Passed away Saturday A.
M. at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Georgia Anne
Day; 2 daughters, Joyce Carol and Mary Ann Day; 2 sons, Patrick
Lawrence and Michael I. A. Day; mother, Mrs. Mary Day; brother Frank
J. Day; 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Piekert, Mrs. Anne Coleman.
Funeral services Monday 9 A.M. from Brown-Service Bessemer Chapel and
9:30 from St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Father John Slack
officiating. Internment Highland Memorial Gardens. Rosary
to be said at 8 P.M. Sunday, Brown-Service Bessemer Chapel.
Brown-Service Bessemer directing. [Birmingham (AL) News,
Sunday, May 14, 1961, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
DAY, Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH HILMER
Elizabeth Hilmer Day., 87 of 2017 Avenue G, Ensley, died
yesterday. Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church, burial in Oakland, Angwin's
directing. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. at
Angwin's. She was a member of the church and the Pratt
City Eagles auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters,
Mrs. Margaret Piekert, Ensley, and Mrs. Ann Coleman, Birmingham; and a
sister, Mrs. Ann McConachie, San Jose, Calif. [Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, Sunday, July 24, 1980, page A-7, Transcribed by C.
- DEAN, LOUIS L.
- Louis L. Dean, a prominent citizen of Birmingham,
dropped dead while sitting in a friend's house at Woodlawn on last
Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, Dec 1, 1892 - Transcribed by
EARLY, SR., DOUGLAS J.
service for Douglas J. Early, Sr., 88, of 3917 Shannon Lane,
Mountainbrook, who died Tuesday, will be at 11 a.m. today at Elmwood,
Valley Chapel directing. He was retired district sales manager
for U. S. Steel with 53 years service. He was a World War I
veteran and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Birmingham
Country Club. Survivors include a son, Douglas J. Early, Jr.,
Atlanta; a daugher, Mrs. Claire E. Love, Birmingham; and a sister,
Mrs. Eva Lyons, Birmingham. The family suggests memorials be to
the Trinity United Methodist Church or a favorite charity. [Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, July 24, 1980, page A-7, Transcribed by C.
EASON, ASA WOODWARD
Asa Woodward EASON died Aug 14 1959. He
was born March 29 1885 in Henderson Co, TN son of Shadrack"Shade"
Eason and Mary Emily Scott Eason. He married Dec 27 1908 in Madison Co
TN, Hattie Elder. They had 9 children: Marvin, Ruby, Cleatus, Earl,
Russell, Mildred, James, Minnie E and Jewell. Interred Hillview
Baptist Church Cemetery, Forestdale, Jefferson Co, AL. Submitted by Glen
EASON, MILDRED LUCILE
Mildred Lucile Eason died Oct 19 1920 at Pratt City,
Birmingham AL, 18 month old daughter of Asa W and Hattie Elder Eason.
Burial in Cat Mountain Cemetery. Submitted by Glen
Engineer is Killed by Fall in Water - Sam Ellis
Fatally Burned While at Work
Scalds received when he fell into a
tank of boiling water while at work yesterday were fatal to Sam Ellis,
40, of 2818 Avenue D, engineer at the Ensley power house of the
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co.
Mr. Ellis was pronounced dead upon arrival at T. C. I.
emergency hospital where he had been taken by fellow workmen who
removed him from the tank.
Surviving are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Ellis, Wylam; a daughter, Miss Virginia Ellis; a son,
William Ellis; two sisters, Miss Eunice Ellis and Mrs. Charles Ford;
and four brothers, Harry, William, Andrew and George Ellis.
Luquire will announce funeral arrangements. Date of
death - January 2, 1934 - Contact: C. Anthony- Transcribed by C.
ELLIOTT, W. H.
Ala., July 9,--The dead body of W. H. Elliott, aged 70, was found
lying beside his bed in his room at the residence of the deaceased
son, C. E. Elliott, at East Lake, this morning about 8 o'clock. A
stroke of apoplexy is supposed to have taken the elderly man off, and
in his struggle fell out of bed. The deceased is survived by two sons
and two daughters. He retired last evening apparently in good
Advertiser, July 7, 1912, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
FAIN, JOEL C., JR.
Joel C. Fain, the fourteen-months-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joel C. Fain, died early Monday morning at the residence of his
parents in Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Fain was Miss Beatrice Daley, of
Atlanta, before her marriage and has many friends here. The remains of
the child were brought to Atlanta at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and
taken to the residence of Mrs. Fain's sister, Mrs. C. J. Sullivan, at
the Lenox apartments. The funeral will be announced later. Source: The Atlanta
Georgian And News - Atlanta, Georgia - Monday, September 5, 1910 -
Transcribed as written by D. Donlon
FIORELLA, SR., JACK
Sr., 82, of 1924 Fifth St. South, who died Friday was a native of
Italy and had lived in Birmingham 66 years. He was a retired
Barber. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and of the
Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus
and was a fourth degree Knight, and was a member of the Sons of Italy
and the Roman Club. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at John's
Ridouts and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church with burial at
Elmwood. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. He is survived by
his wife, three sons, Joe Fiorella, Sam Fiorella and Jack Fiorella,
Jr. and four daughters, Mrs. Jack Rouss, Sr., Mrs. Louis Musso, Mrs.
Joe Torlamassi and Mrs. Bryan Henshaw, all of Birmingham. [Birmingham (AL) News,
January 15, 1972, Page C-12 - Transcribed by C.
FLETCHER, Mrs. PAULINE BRAY
Funeral for Mrs.
Pauline Bray Fletcher, who worked as a registered nurse in Birmingham
for more than half a century, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thirgood
CME Church with burial at Woodlawn Cemtery. Poole Northside
directing. [Birmingham (AL) News,
November 13, 1970, page 36, Transcribed by C. Anthony]
GARLAND, Maj. A. B.
Maj. A. B. Garland, a prominent citizen of
Birmingham is dead. (Source: Hamilton Times,
Marion County AL, June 15, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta
GARRETSON, J. T.
Birmingham, Ala Jan. 9 - J. T. M. GARRETSON, 94, a
major in the Confederate Army, and later a general in the Veteran's
organization, died at his residence here last night. Mr.
Garretson came here 50 years ago from his native Tennessee.
Funeral services await the arrival of relatives. (Source: Unknown newspaper
clipping - Transcribed by Veneta
GODFREY, Mrs. MARY ALYCE
Mrs. Mary Alyce
Godfrey, 54, of 2257 Forestdale Blvd., died yesterday. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bell Funeral Home, with burial in
Crumley Chapel Cemetery. She was born in Morgan County, but
lived most of her life in Jefferson County. She was a member of
Westwood Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Richard
Donald Godfrey, Forestdale; a sister, Mrs. Myra McPherson, Anniston,
and a brother, Earnest R. Doss, Falkville. [Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, July 24, 1980, page A-7]
GOODWIN, CARL A.
Carl A. Goodwin,
75, of 1507 Sixth Avenue, Bessemer, who died Wednesday, was a native
of Johns. He had worked for U. S. Steel 40 years. Funeral
was today at Browns-Service, Bessemer with burial in Highland Memorial
Gardens. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs.
Lucille Harmon, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Leona Elsner, Fort Worth, Texas,
Mrs. Hazel Simpson, Fultondale, and Mrs. Erma Smith, Lipscomb and two
sons, Earl Goodwin, Eugene, Ore., and Ralph Goodwin, Lipscomb. [Birmingham (AL) News,
November 13, 1970, page 36]
HALL, Mrs. ELIZABETH NEAL
HALL -- Mrs.
Elizabeth Neal (nee ALLISON) HALL, of 240 N. 54th St., passed away at
a local infirmary Thursday morning. Survived by the son, Ralph S.
HALL, B'ham; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services from
Johns Chapel Friday at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Albert Branscomb officiating.
Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Johns Chapel. [Birmingham (AL)
News, 12 Apr 1951, pg 56, contributed by Karima Allison - quest at
HALL, JAMES ALBERT
Man Dies in Wreck. - Jimmy Hall, Race Driver Killed in Car Race - Was
Former Employee of Giles Motor Company
James Albert (Jimmy Hall) 28, well known former
resident of Cullman, was fatally injured Sunday afternoon when his
racing car plunged from a dirt track in Alberquerque, N. M., before
1500 spectators. He died in a hospital there on Monday.
Jimmy Hall and Red Dozier were former managers of the
Giles Motor Company here and were both well known and popular over the
city. Hall was an expert mechanic and was a well known racing driver,
having kept a racing car here for several months. His parents reside
Hall was thrown 25 feet from his car as it hurtled
through a fence.
He had been a driver of racing automobiles for five or
six years and had been away from Birmingham since December. He had
driven races in a number of cities, including Chattanooga, Atlanta,
Montgomery, Birmingham, and others.
His brother, John Hall, was killed 10 years ago at
Wichita Falls, Tex. in an attempt to change from an automobile to an
Jimmy had attended Central High School in Birmingham
and was a graduate of a chiropractic school at Davenport,
Surviving, in addition to the parents are four
sisters, Miss Mildred Hall and Miss Bessie Hall, Birmingham; Mrs. H.
T. Foddrill, Atlanta, and Mrs. B. F. O'Steen, Florence, Ala., and two
brothers, William L. and Harry Hall, Birmingham.
The body was expected to reach Birmingham Thursday
morning. [The Cullman Democrat (AL), September 18, 1930, submitted
by Sandy Presley-Dorda]
HALL, RALPH S.
HALL, Mr. Ralph
S, age 67, of 2201 Vestavia Drive, passed away Tuesday morning at a
local hospital. A native of Burmingham, Mr. HALL was owner and
operator of Hall Feed and Grocery Store. He was a member of Vestavia
Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sadie Evans Hall.
Funeral services Wednesday 2. P.M. at Johns-Ridout's Southside Chapel,
Dr. L. D. Tyson officiating. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Active
pallbearers, Edward Greer, Wheeler Griffin, M. C. Crawford, Ben Davis,
Jake Goodson, John Alsbrook. Johns-Ridout's 2116 8th Avenue,
South,directing. [Birmingham (AL) News,
Feb 9. 1965, contributed by Karima Allison - quest at
Funeral.- MacDonald To Conduct Rites For Retired Grocer, Feed
Funeral services for Sylvester HALL, 66, retired grocer
and stock feed merchant, found dead in bed at his residence, 240 North
Fifty-Fourth Street, with a bullet wound in his head, will be
conducted at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Luquire's Woodlawn Chapel. The Rev.
Frank MacDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill
A .38 caliber pistol was found near the body. A finding
of suicide was returned by County Investigator Evans. He said members
of the family said HALL had been in ill health. Surviving are the
widow, Mrs. Elizabeth HALL and a son, Ralph S. HALL, of Birmingham.
[Birmingham (AL) News, March 2, 1932, page 16, contributed by
Karima Allison - quest at insightbb.com]
HESTER, L. S.
FORNEY, April 7
-- Funeral services for Leo Simpson Hester, 79, long-time resident,
who died following an extended illness were held Friday at Bethel
Baptist Church. The Revs. Herman Lindsey, N. S. Strickland and H. L.
Blalock officiated. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Perry Funeral Home
directing. [Birmingham (AL) News,
Monday, April 6, 1964]
HEWITT, Col. GOLDSMITH W.
COL. G. W.
HEWITT Died Suddenly About Noon Today of Neuralgia of the Heart After
a Long Illness
The county of
Jefferson mourns this afternoon the loss of one of the most
distinguished of her citizens, and eminent lawyer, a statesman, and
patriot, a man whom the public admired and his familiars
Col. Goldsmith W Hewett,
senior member of the firm of Hewitt Walker and Porter died shortly
after 12 o'clock today at his residence on Fifth Avenue and
Twenty-first Avenue and Twenty-First Street. The immediate cause of
his death was an attack of neuralgia of the heart. The summons came
suddenly and unexpectedly.
reporter was informed at the family residence this afternoon that
Colonel Hewett was better than usual yesterday and no one expected the
summon so suddenly given today.
soon as the news of the death of Jefferson's distinguished son got
abroad citizens prominent in every walk of life crowded to the family
residence in great numbers to show their grief, and sympathy with his
SKETCH OF HIS LIFE
The following taken from the history of Jefferson county, is an
excellent sketch of his life;
Colonel HEWETT was born in Jefferson county February 14, 1834,
and was the son of James H. and Eleanor Hewett, nee Tarrant, early
settlers. The paternal grandfather was of Irish blood, a native of
North Carolina, and James H. Hewett, the father was a Tennessean by
birth. He was a man of industry and high moral character. He came to
Jefferson while it was a part of Blount, and before the admission of
the state into the Union. The Tarrants were of Scotch origin. The
maternal grandfather of Colonel Hewett was one of the earliest
preachers of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, who ministered in
Goldsmith W Hewett
received and academic education in Jefferson county and began to study
law in the office of Judge W. S. Mudd at Elyton. Subsequently he
entered the Lebanon Law School of Tennessee. In 1856 he was
licensed to practice and became a member of the firm of Ernest &
Earle. Later he formed a co-partnership with John C.
Colonel Hewett took his seat
on the organization of the Forty-fourth congress, and was returned fro
four successive congresses practically without opposition. He became
at once a working member. Not a brilliant orator, he proved a ready
debater, well-informed, courageous and incorruptible. He was active
during his whole eight years as a reformer, and in ceaseless pursuit
of an unostentatious line of conduct, accomplished much toward
reconciling the prejudices against this state and section then
dominant in congress. - Birmingham News, May 27 - [Vernon Courier, Lamar
County, AL, May 30, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta
HILMER, JR., JOHN H.
John H. Hilmer,
Jr., 45, of Trussville, who died Friday, was retired from Western
Electric after 24 years. He was a member of the Telephone
Pioneers of America and of Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church and
of the Holy Name Society. He was a Veteran of World War II and
Korean War. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Infant of
Prague Church with burial at Forest Hill, Roebuck Chapel
directing. Surviving are his wife, a son, John H. Hilmer, Miss
June Hilmer and Miss Karen Hilmer, all of Trussville; two brothers,
Col. James E. Hilmar, Ft. Lewis, Wash. and F. L. Hilmer, San Lorenzo,
Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Davis, Virginia Beach, Va. and
Mrs. Betty E. Bentley, Atlanta, Ga. [Birmingham (AL) News,
Sunday, January 16, 1972, Page C-12]
HORSLEY, SUSIE ELIZABETH BELCHER
Age 83 of Mt.
Olive, died Monday, January 26, 2004. She was born on September 14,
1920. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Gardendale.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m. at Ridout's
Gardendale Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in
death by Fred B. Belcher, W.H .Horsley, and one son, Donald Ray
Belcher. Survivors: son, Robert E. Belcher; daughters, Betty Nabors,
Nell Mosley, and Janie Tibbals; 11 grandchildren and numerous great
grandchildren; brother Roy McDowell; sisters, Louise Pennington,
Virginia Tunstill and Ann Youngblood. Ridout's Gardendale Chapel
directing. [submitted by tatertom37 at
John Howard, a colored well-digger, was overcome by
gas in a well in Birmingham and died. He took a rope, went down
in the well and saved Mr. Kanann, a white man, but lost his own life.
Truly a hero. (Source; Hamilton Times,
Marion County AL, September 7, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta
TOOK "PIZEN" AND DIED - A Jilted Alabama Lover
Shuffle Off by the Rough on Rats Route
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 12 -
Gus Jones, a prominent young man residing near Oakland, Ala committed
suicided today under rather peculiar circumstances. He had been
to church with his sweetheart, a Miss Anderson. When services were
over the girl gave him the shake and rode home with the minister. On
the way home the couple passed Jones who was walking alone. Miss
Anderson looked at him and laughed. This was too much for Gus and
immediately upon reaching home he proceed to dose up on rough on rats.
When his condition was discovered he was too far gone to be saved
although a physician was hastily summoned. Before he died he charged
his rash act to the conduct of his recalcitrant sweetheart. The
girl is heart-broken over the affair. (Source; Vernon
Courier, Lamar County AL, January 16, 1896 - Transcribed by
LEIGH, MARY MCINTOSH
The body of Mrs. Mary McIntosh Leigh, 71, who died at
her residence in Birmingham Monday afternoon at one o'clock, will
arrive in this city Wednesday morning at 10:20 o'clock. Funeral
services and internment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery on arrival
of the train. The Rev. T. B. Thompson will officiate, the Leak
Company in charge. Mrs. Leigh was the wife of the late
John Henry Leigh, Confederate veteran and at one time tax collector of
Montgomery County. She is survived by three sons, George,
Houston, and John Leigh, all of Birmingham; two brothers, Geo. F.
Clark, Tuscaloosa and John A. Clark, of Waycross, Ga.; two sisters,
Mrs. R. C. Rives of Strata and Mrs. H. A. Sandlin, of Thomasville,
Ga., and two nieces, Mrs. W. W. Marvin of Snowdoun and Mrs. J. F.
Tillery of this city. (Source: The Montgomery
Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 20, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta
McKinney) - (Note:
Not on pension roll)
LOCK, MISS (ELIZABETH BESSIE
Graveside services for Miss Lock, 73, of Carbon
Hill, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a. m. Thursday in Elmwood with
Elmwood Chapel directing.
A native of Coosa County, Miss Lock was a beautician
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Maude Yarbrough
and Mrs. B. G. Brasher, both of Birmingham, and a brother, W. O. Lock,
Notes: The order of interment is dated June 13, 1972.
The services were Thursday, June 15, 1972 at 10 AM. She is located at
Lot 168, Block 1, No. 6 of the J. B. Yarbrough Family
Plot. [Obit transcribed and
submitted by Lois Anderson from Elmwood Yarbrough Family Interment
LUSCO, SAM J.
Sam J. Lusco,
83, of 1320 Sparks Gap Road, Bessemer, died yesterday. Funeral
will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Elmwood Chapel, with burial in
Elmwood. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m.today at Elmwood
Chapel. He was a retired businessman and farmer and had lived in
Jefferson County all his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Josephine F. Lusco; six sons, Dominic and John Lusco, both of Helena,
Charles, Phillip and Paul Lusco, all of Birmingham, and Francis Joseph
Lusco, Bessemer; three brothers and six sisters. [Birmingham (AL)
Post-Herald, July 24, 1980, page A-7]
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