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. Anthony]
- 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
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 McKinney)
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
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 McKinney
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
CARPENTER, PERRY H
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. Yarbrough, Birmingham.
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
CASSETT, Mrs. SUE JANE
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.
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
Graveside 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. Anthony]
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 unexpected.
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]
CONLEY, JOHN RAYMOND
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
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 Veneta
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
Mrs. Mary 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. Anthony]
- DEAN, LOUIS L.
- Louis L. Dean, a prominent citizen of Birmingham, dropped dead
while sitting in a friend's house at Woodlawn on last week. (Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, Dec 1, 1892 -
Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
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. Anthony]
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. Anthony
ELLIOTT, W. H.
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 health.
[Montgomery 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.
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. Anthony]
FLETCHER, Mrs. PAULINE BRAY
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 McKinney)
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
Former Cullman 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 in Birmingham.
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 airplane.
Jimmy had attended Central High School in Birmingham and was a
graduate of a chiropractic school at Davenport, Iowa.
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 insightbb.com
Plan HALL Funeral.- MacDonald To
Conduct Rites For Retired Grocer, Feed Merchant.
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 Cemetery.
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
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
A News 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
As 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 sorrowing family
The following taken from the
history of Jefferson county, is an excellent sketch of his
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 the country.
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
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 hotmail.com]
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 McKinney)
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 Veneta
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 LOCK)
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 before
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Maude Yarbrough and Mrs. B. G.
Brasher, both of Birmingham, and a brother, W. O. Lock, Fulton, Ky.
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 File.]
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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