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COX, LEWIS

TORRANCE, CORNELIA

 

TWO PEOPLE DROWNED - Mr. Lewis Cox, of Tuskegee, and Miss Cornelia Torrance, a young lady of 19, were drowned in Perry’s mill pond, seven miles east of Tuskegee by the overturning of a boat Tuesday morning. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County, AL, June 27, 1895 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

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 Ala June 11, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 

ALEXANDER, JAMES M.

 

Mr. James M. Alexander died at Tuskegee Tuesday morning at the age of 75 years. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County, AL, April 18, 1889 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

BRYAN, Gen. C. J.

 

Gen. C. J. Bryan, of Tuskegee, died in Montgomery Saturday.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County, AL, August 27, 1903 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney


BURRUS, Rev. JOHN C.

REV JOHN C BURRUS DEAD - Notasulga, Ala, Dec 13 - Rev. John C. Burrus, well known throughout the South died here yesterday afternoon.  For forty years he was editor of the Universalist Herald, published in Montgomery and Notasulga. He was the recognized head of the Universalist denomination in the South preaching in all the Southern states from Maryland to Texas.  (Source; Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Va, Dec 14, 1910 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)


COX, H. C.

H. C. Cox, an old and respected citizen, died at Tuskegee last week.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Feb. 16, 1893 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


DAVIS, R. T.

R. T. Davis, Esq a prominent citizen of Macon county died last week.  Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, February 12, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


ESTES, BEN

 

YOUNG MAN COMMITS SUICIDE – A special to the Advertiser from Tuskegee says: Ben Estes, a young man who held a responsible position, killed himself in his bedroom by firing two pistol bullets into his forehead. The deed was committed despite the efforts of the roommate of Estes to prevent it.  Physicians declared that excessive drinking had unsettled his mind.  Source: Marion County Republican, Marion County, AL, Dec 30, 1908 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

GRAHAM, NEIL S.

 

Ex-Chancellor NEIL S. GRAHAM died at his home in Tuskegee on the 1st.  He was sixty-eight years of age. Source: Lamar News, Lamar County, AL, Feb. 11, 1886 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 

GUTHRIE, PINK

 

BOY DIES FROM ACCIDENT - Pink Guthrie, a 6-year-old boy of Notasulga died at a Montgomery hospital after an operation due to a peanut having lodged in the throat of the child.  Source: Marion County Republican, Marion County, AL, November 28, 1908 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney


JOHNSON, SR.  ROBERT A.,

 

Robert A. Johnson, Sr. an old and esteemed citizen of Tuskegee, died Friday morning of paralysis.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Feb. 2, 1893 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


 

RANDLE, "Uncle" BILLY

 

Uncle Billy Randle, aged 90, died at Little Texas, Camp Ground, in Macon County on Saturday.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, June 4, 1891 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


RIDDLE, YOUNG

 At Armstrong Church in Macon county, Young Riddle and George Allen, prominent young farmers who have born a grudge against each other for several months met by change. Without a word both drew pistols and began firing. After their pistols had been emptied Riddle was found lying on the ground mortally wounded, having three bullets in this body. Allen who was unhurt, rode to the nearest officer and surrendered. The entire congregation at the church witnessed the duel and many women fainted.  Riddle died in an hour.  Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, November 30, 1893 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney


THRASHER, MAX BENNETT

 

BOSTON JOURNALIST DIES AT TUSKEGEE - Max Bennett Thrasher, a journalist and author of prominence, a resident of Boston died while in attendance at the commencement exercises of the Tuskegee Institute.  Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, June 4, 1903 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney 


 

THOMPSON, THOMAS B.

 

Mr. Thomas B. Thompson, postmaster at Notasulga, died very suddenly of heart disease last Wednesday. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 30, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney 

 


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