Mobile County, Alabama

Obituaries and Death Notices


Died, in Jefferson county, Kentucky, on the instant, Capt. Thomas Adams, late of Mobile. [Mobile Register, July 9, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

     Died - In Mobile, October 27, of yellow fevor (sic), Zoe Atkin, daughter of Mrs. W. L. Butler, of Ark., aged fifteen.
     Death spares not to our love the young, the pure and good. Possessed of a singularly miable and affectionate disposition, she had endeared herself to all who knew her intimately. Modest and retiring, she ever shunned the notice of strangers; but for her friends no sacrifice seemed too great if it conduced to their pleasure.
     An only daughter, deep will be the grief which will overshadow that desolate home where loved ones had been anxiously counting the weeks and months which must pass before thereturn of the cherished daughter and sister.
     For two years she had been woth her grand parents, so as to secure better education advantages; ever looking forward to the time when she should return to aid and cheer those who were sacrificing so much for her good.
     But the bright pictures she loved to paint have all faded beneath the chilling hand of death, and her bereaved friends can only grieve over the desolation of their hopes.
     Yet to her mourning friends comes one bright gleam of consolation. The change is one of joy to her; the sweet, loving spirit, too dear to us, has but been removed to dwell with the Saviour she loved so much. Though young, she had not delayed the great business of life, and with the love and favor of God were blessings to be daily sought, and His commands were the laws by which she must strive to live. We know then the change to her is a blessed one, and would not call her back. We can go to her, but she can never come to us. - [M. L. N. in N.O. Times] [Mobile Register, November 13, 1870 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Nov. 3. – Frank D. Austin, a traveling salesman for the T. G. Bush Grocery Co., died at an early hour this morning. Deceased was sixty years old, and had resided in Mobile eighteen years. He was well known throughout this State. His wife a son and daughter, a brother, H. M. Austin, of Montgomery, and two sisters survive him. The body was taken to Leavenworth, Kansas, tonight.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 4 Nov. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Suicide of Well Know Mobilian
Body Found With Bullet Hole in Temple - Cause of Rash Act a Mystery - Mobile, Jan.2. - The body of a white man, later identified as that of Charles Ayres, was found this forenoon about 11 o'clock on Tuttle avenue, about one hundred yards from the road, near Spring Hill.  There was a wound over the left temple, and a pistol lay beside the body.
     Mr. Ayers was about forty-five years of age and was well known, being highly connected and esteemed by a large circle of friends.  He was a plumber by occupation but at the time of his death he was employed as a driver by the McGregor Mineral Water Company of Spring Hill.  The deceased was never married.  He leaves his mother, two brothers, Norman and Clarence, and two sisters, Mrs. Paul J. Robert and Mrs. John Dobson, all residents of this city except Norman Ayres, who is now in New Orleans.
     The mother of the unfortunate man was greatly shocked when she was informed of his sudden death.  She said he left his home at 8 o'clock this morning and was apparently in good spirits.  She could assign no reason for his suicide.  (Pensacola, Pensacola News Journal, 03 Jan 1905.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

Mobile, Ala., [Died] Sept. 21, [1858] age 59. “Gov. B.,” says the Mobile Register, “was a native of Virginia, but removed to Alabama at an early age, when, under the inspiration of an ardent and emulous nature, he devoted his solid sense and brilliant talents to the active and practical exercise of the profession of law. He came to Alabama, if we are not mistaken, in 1818, established a residence at Claiborne, and took at once an elevated position as a criminal lawyer, which soon conferred popular confidence, and enabled him to acquire a more extended reputation as a safe general counselor and jurist. But it was not in the law, only, that his genius and ability commanded attention. In the course of a successful career in his personal pursuits, he was called upon to assume the station and duties of a legislator and statesman. He was returned as a member of the state legislature from the County of Monroe, was afterwards elected speaker of the House of Representatives of that body, and signalized his services not only by a rigidly equitable discharge of the duties of that office, but by the singular ability with which he maintained his elevated views and statesmanlike positions. The reputation so honorably gained by these important services led to further and more distinguished consequences. He was afterwards elected governor of Alabama, and filled that office with the approbation of his fellow-citizens as long as the constitution of the state permitted, when he was transferred to a wider field of political labor as a general counselor of the entire republic, and as one of the immediate representatives of his adopted state in the Senate of the United States. To this honorable position he was twice commended; and, while he yet served in that elevated station, he was still further distinguished by being selected from the ranks of his compeers to represent the dignity of the whole country at the court of Russia, under President Polk. This is but a rapid outline of the career of Gov. Bagby. On his return from Russia, he retired to private life and to the practice of his early profession. During the calm which succeeded the voyage of his public life, he received other tokens of the confidence and respect of Alabama. He was appointed as one of the commissioners to modify the laws of the state, and the present ‘Code of Alabama’ was the joint work of Gov. Bagby, Judge Ormond, and Judge Goldthwaite. For the few past years of his life he has been a resident of our city, where, as every where, he has drawn around him the most affectionate and respectful regard of all who have enjoyed his acquaintance. As an individual, Gov. Bagby was a man of large mental endowment, great intelligence, high moral worth, strict integrity and honor, and liberal public spirit. The usefulness of his life, his Christian charities, his lofty tone, and his exalted manly nature, stamped him with a nobility of character that bespoke and commanded at once the respect and admiration of the world. As a member of the bar he was respectful to the court, courteous to his professional brethren, and kind to all with whom he had intercourse. He had many warm personal friends, and, in the conflicts and collisions of party strife, he had no doubt made some political enemies. In private life he was no less remarkable than in public duty. He was an affectionate husband and father, a devoted friend, and a magnanimous foe, an agreeable companion, and an excellent citizen. His virtues will long survive in the memory of his associates, whilst his acts as a statesman will be recorded in the history of his age.  [Annual Obituary Notices Of Eminent Persons Who Have Died In The United States For 1858; By Hon. Nathan Crosby; Boston: John P. Jewett And Company. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Pascagoula, Miss., August 20.
Mr. E.C. Beckham, aged 57 years, a well known and respected citizen of this city, died suddenly yesterday morning at 11:45 o’clock while at the packing house of Mr. M. L. Pol. He was a native of Mobile county and been living in Pascagoula about twelve years. He leaves three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown.  [Daily Herald, August 20, 1913 -  Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Mar. 31.--Rev. Dr. Edmond Bennett, of Trinity Episcopal Church, received telegraphic information of the death of his father, which occurred near New Haven, Conn. Yesterday. [Source: Montgomery, Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Paper File Stuck In Head And Caused His Death
Clarence M. Benson, aged 13, son of Robert Benson, an electrical engineer, was killed in Mobile in a peculiar manner while playing with a number of companions in the Barton Academy yard. Several boys were throwing a stick in the air that had a sharp iron paper file stuck in the end, and in some manner the point struck young Benson on the head and penetrated his brain, causing death. The school authorities are unable to locate the boy who threw the stick into the air. [Marion County Republican, Marion County Ala, December 23, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]
[Died] In Mobile, Josiah Blakesley, Esq. aged 68, a native of Connecticut, and formerly U. S. Consul at St. Jago de Cuba. [Repertory (Boston, MA), Volume XII, Issue 39, Page 4, April 1, 1815 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
Special to The Advertiser
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 9 – William M. Bolton, aged eighty-four years, a native of Mobile County, who for many years operated a farm in Hall’s Mill road, a Confederate Veteran and Christian gentleman, died Monday night at Pascagoula, Miss, after an illness of one month’s duration. He is survived by nine children, H. H., M., R. L., Joseph E., J. S. Bolton of Mobile; Mrs. U. J. Rabby of Pascagoula, Mrs. P. S. Antoine, Mrs. Alice Mallory, Mrs. Charles Kramer of this county; one brother , J. H. Bolton; one sister , Mrs. E. Rowell; a number of grand children and other relatives . Deceased was a member of Semmes camp Confederate Veterans, having been a gallant soldier during the Civil War. The remains were brought to Mobile Tuesday and taken to the home of his son, J.E. Bolton, on Bay Avenue in Oakdale, from which place the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon and later from Zion Baptist Church at Mertz. [Montgomery Advertiser, December10, 1913 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Cashiers Suicide
Mobile, Ala. May 18 – Lloyd Bowers, aged 68 years, and for twenty years prior to January of this year the cashier of the First National Bank of Mobile, shot himself in the forehead this morning and died this evening at 1 o’clock.  He had been forced by ill heath to retire from active business life, and although in good financial circumstances and surrounded by a loving wife, and family, he was despondent. Those who knew him well, state they believed his mind had been affected for some time.  He had several thousand dollars to his credit in the bank. [Vernon Courier (Lamar County AL), May 21, 1891 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney]

Mobile, Ala., Nov. 9 – Mrs. Almeda L. Brewton, a native of Jackson county, Miss. Died Thursday after a short illness at her home in this city, where she had lived for the past eighteen years. The remains were taken to Pascagoula, Miss., for burial on Friday. She is survived by three sons, Royal R. Joseph and Mary Brewton, and two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Gentry and Mrs. E. T. Hillburg, of this city, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reeder, and three brothers George Eutrekin, Captain John Eutrekin of Biloxi, Miss., and Captain J. E. Entrekin, of Mobile, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. Entrekin, at Waynesboro, Miss, and a large family connection.  [Montgomery Advertiser, November 10, 1917 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 28. – Mrs. Mamie Brown, wife of A. C. Brown, a well known resident of Pritchard’s, died there Wednesday morning at 4:45 o’clock, after a lingering illness. She was 24 years of age, and a native of Birmingham. Her maiden name was Miss Cree. Mrs. Brown’s mother died about six weeks ago in Birmingham, where two sisters and a brother survive her. Mrs. Brown, besides her husband and those mentioned above, leaves a little son, 3 years old.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 29 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz]
[Died] At Mobile, on the 28th of Nov. 1813, Lieut. Henry Burchsted, of the 2d reg't U. S. Infantry, aged 29 years - son of Mr. Henry Burchsted of this city. He was a meritorious officer, highly respected and esteemed by his brother officers, and his early exit is a source of affecting grief to his connexions (sic) and friends.  [Bee (Hudson, NY), Volume V, Issue 229, Page 3, December 20, 1814 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., April 19. – Thomas J. Burke, 50 years old, a former member of the Mobile Police Department, died today. Surviving are two sisters – Mrs. Theresa E. Doyle, of Mobile, and Mrs. Maggie Doyle, of Norfolk, Va. – and one brother, Patrick H. Burke, of New Orleans. [Times-Picayune, April 20, 1909 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Oct. 4 - After a long illness, Mrs. Lavine Busby, wife of Isaac Busby, died here yesterday afternoon, The funeral took place this afternoon and burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Busby was a native of Pierece, Ala., but had resided at Lucedale, Miss., for fifteen years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Lawless and Mrs. Josephine Johnson; three sons, Joseph Cowart, Jefferson Ford, and Lawrence Busby; six brothers, six sisters and other relatives.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), October 5, 1916, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 279, Page 5]

Old and Respected Coast Citizen Dead
Captain E. Castanera Passes Away At Pascagoula – Leaves Six Children – Three Sons in Biloxi
Biloxi, Aug 22.
     Captain E. Castanera, a native of Provincio de Lugo, Spain, born April 16, 1836, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Pascagoula. He had been a resident of the Coast for sixty years, the greater part of which was spent at Pascagoula. Captain Castanera was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the Coast and had a large circle of admiring friends and relatives.
     Captain Castanera is survived by his widow, six children, and sixteen grandchildren. His children are Eugene Frank Tribio Castanera of Biloxi, Clarence Castanera of Long Beach, Mrs. C. W. Barnett of Mobile and Mrs. Mack Watkins of Moss Point.
     Interment will be made today at 2 o’clock in the McPhelah cemetery between moss Point and Pascagoula. Captain Castanera was a member of the Catholic Church. [Daily Herald, August 22, 1911 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

William Jerome Catrett, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Thursday at an area health care facility. She was 72. Catrett was a native of Citronelle and a resident of Semmes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Ethel L. Catrett; and one son, Edward L. Weaver, both of Semmes; two daughters, Natessa A. Turner of Lucedale, Miss., and Mary E. Black of Semmes; one brother, Willard Catrett of Escatawpa, Miss.; one sister, Mable Killcreas of Bay Minette; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle, where the service is set for 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Sims Chapel Cemetery in Sims Chapel.  [Mobile Register, December 31, 2005 - Submitted by  Dawn Conway]

George B. Cavanagh, secretary of the Barney-Cavanagh Hardware Co., of Mobile, died at this home in that city, last Sunday morning,  He was 34 years of age, a graduate of Spring hill college and a prominent and efficient business man. [Biloxi Herald, March 6, 1897 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

At Mobile, on the 10th of January, Edward William Coulter, (formerly a baker in this city,) from wounds received in falling into a ship's hold. When on his death bed, he desired that his friends in New York might be informed of his melancholy fate. [Columbian (New York, NY), Volume VIII, Issue 2264, Page 3, March 1, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Willie J. Coyle was born in Alexandria LA October 4, 1846, and died at the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. Charles Francisville Mobile AL December 31, 1880. [Submitted by Christine Walters]

Carolyn Nanette Nash Craft, 59, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died March 12, 2008 at a Florida hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1948
    She was a native of Laurel, Miss. She was a member of Lighthouse First Baptist Church in Pensacola and a former member of Moffett Road Baptist Church in Mobile. She was a certified public accountant with Knight Madson Accounting in Gulf Breeze.
    Survivors include her husband, Gerald Craft, Gulf Breeze; two children, Michelle Niedert, Barstow, Calif., and Jerry Craft, Gulf Breeze; her mother, Madalynne Nash, Mobile; a sister, Nancy Wilhelm, Jackson, Ala.; a brother, Wayne Nash, Atwater, Calif.; five grandchildren.
    The service was March 18 at 12 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street. Burial was in Springhill Memorial Gardens.
    Memorials may be made to the library at Moffett Road Baptist Church, 5555 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL 36618 or to the music fund at the University of Mobile Department of Music, 5735 Mobile Parkway, Eight Mile, AL 36613. [The Clarke County Democrat, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts.]

Died, at Mobile, on Saturday last, Mr. David W. Crawford. He fell in an affair of honor with Major Triplett. In his death, society has lost one of its brightest ornaments. He will long be remembered, and his premature fall regretted by a numerous and admiring acquaintance.  [Alabama Courier, March 19, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Captain John Crockett, one of the best known and most worthy citizens of Mobile, is dead.  (Anniston Hot Blast, 17 Nov 1883, p4.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

Died - At the residence of Mr. J.W. Clifford, Opeloisas, La., on Friday, July 2, 1886, Emma L. Clark, age 29 years, beloved wife of Mr. J. J, Davidson, formerly of Grand Bay, Ala.  [Democrat Star, Jul 9, 1886]

     Felix Watts Davis Jr., a member of Word of Life Church, died Friday (September 6, 2002) at his home.  He was 75.
     A lifelong resident of Mobile County, Davis was a U.S. Army veteran.
     Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Davis of Theodore; one son, Felix W. Davis III of Theodore; five daughters, Joan Lanier and Jackie Pugh, both of Robertsdale, Sharon P.(orioux) Davis of Grand Bay and Dorothy Stone and Donna Pineda, both of Mobile:  11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     Visitation will be from 6:30  to 8 tonight at Word of Life Church on Three Notch Road.  The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
     Burial will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
     Arrangements are being made by Serenity Funeral home on Old Pascagoula Road.  [Mobile Press Register, September 8, 2002 - Submitted by S. Robertson]
     Mrs. Ruth Lundy Davis - a native and lifelong resident of Theodore, Al died Sunday, May 28,  2006 at a local hospital.  She was 93.  Mrs. Davis was a member of Calvary Assembly of God and was a long time employee of Abbott's Garden Center.  Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jane (Marvin) Showles of Lucedale, MS and Alice (Curtis) Bohannon of Theodore; one son, Donald Roe (Loretta) Davis of Theodore, AL; one sister, Winnie Pierce of Theodore, Al; twelve grand children, thirteen great, grand children, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
     Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday May 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.  Visitation will be Tuesday May 30, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Magnolia Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. (Theodore, Al).
     Arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, Al 36619  [Press Register, May 30, 2006 - Submitted by Shirley Robertson]

     Theresa Pierce Davis - Was born on September 21, 1951 in Mobile, AL to the late H.L. Pierce and Dorothy Marie Loper.
     She was called home on Wednesday June 7, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family.
     Her Christian walk began when she accepted Jesus Christ while she was still a youth.  She was a graduate of Theodore High School in 1969.
     She was known as a dedicated worker and she completed over 10 years of committed service to the Mobile County Public School System.
  She has always served as a faithful member and tither of her local church. She was attending Living Word Church until her health failed.
     She was united in Holy Matrimony to Felix Walter Davis II on March 26, 1971 and three children were born under this 35 year union.  She is survived by her mother, Marie Loper Pierce,; her husband Felix Walter Davis III;four siblings, Roy Pierce Sherri (John) poiroux, Pamela Diard and Gwen (Joe) Poiroux.  She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Douglas Davis, Shelley (Tommy) Barko and Timothy Davis.
    Visitation will be at Serenity Funeral Home on Friday, June 9, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home.
    Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home 8691 Old Pascagoula Road, Mobile, AL.  251-633-478
[Mobile Press Register, June 8, 2006 - Submitted by S. Robertson]
Died - In Mobile, on Monday morning, Oct. 3d, 1870, of consumption. Mr. Joseph Alphonsus Densi, aged 26 years, 9 months, and 3days.
     And this noble young man, with the halo of life drawing promises about him, and the hopes and love, and faith of an earnest manhood in his heart has crossed over the river and now rests beneath the shade of the trees within "those jasper gates on the sore of bliss where tideless sleep the seas of Time, soft by the City of God." Widowed with a warm heart and generous impulses, combined with a genial nature and courteous bearing, Mr. Denis never failed to `andear (sic), himself to all with whom he became acquainted , and the writer finds language inadequate to afford a fitting tribute to his memory. He passed away with the autumn leaves, and now sits among the chosen ones of God, from whence the anguish and tears of a doting mother, fond sisters and dear brothers can never recall him. he died in the faith of the Mother Church, of which he had through life been a conscientious and exempler member, In Magnolia Cemetery he was laid, where rhe birds and winds of his near native Home will chant for him an eternal requiem . Although gone before us, the memory of a devout Christian and honest man and true friend will remain and will entwine us. Ground (??) our hearty and year by year grow verdantly green. Dear friend, farewell.
     "Green be the tuf above thee Friend of our better days. [Mobile Register, November 13, 1870 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Veteran Dies - Last Survivor Of Carpenter's Crew Succombs At Mobile
Mobile, Ala, Nov. 19 - Jeremiah Donovan, 83, Confederate Veteran, last surviving member of the crew of ship carpenters who built the first submarine in this country in 1861 in Selma for service in the Civil War, died here today.  He had the distinction of assisting in the building of vessels for service in three wars, the civil, Spanish American, and world war [Clipping from unnamed newspaper - writing on it says: Nov. 19 . My guess is that it is the Montgomery Advertiser of November 19, 1928 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

Robert Franklin Duck, native of Escambia County, FL, a resident of Mobile for the past 40 years, died at a local hospital Friday morning, Dec. 12, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louella Duck, Mobile, AL; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee Simon, Mobile, AL, Mrs. Virginia Mae Jarvis, Theodore, AL, and Mrs. Annis Creamer, Robertsdale, AL; three sons, Jared E. Duck, Martin Luther Duck, and Albert E. Duck, all of Mobile; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Silcox, Bayou la Batre, AL, and Mrs. Bashie Bankester, Reeves, LA; two brothers, Walter Duck, Loxley, AL and Alph Duck, Mobile, AL; thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives. His remains will be in the funeral parlors from Saturday at noon until Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Funeral services will be held from the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Washington Avenue, Monday morning, Dec. 15, 1958 at 11 o'clock. His body will lay in the church from 10 am until funeral time at 11 o'clock. Interment will be in the Pine Crest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary, Inc., Mobile, AL. [Mobile Register, Dec. 15, 1958 - Submitted by Dawn Conway]

In New Orleans, on the 17th July, (on a tour of duty to the Mobile,) deeply lamented, Major Daniel Otis Dunham, aged 24, late aid to Maj. Gen. McIntosh, of the Georgia militia.  [Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA), Volume 4, Issue 47, Page 4, September 8, 1815 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

(Special to The Advertiser)
Mobile, Ala., March 21, - Mrs. Arthur E. Eaton, a native of Pennsylvania. 56 years old, and a resident of Grand Bay the past four years, died Thursday morning at the family home, the result of a paralytic stroke. She is survived by her husband and one daughter at Grand Bay, tow daughters in Pennsylvania and one in California.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), Saturday, April 1, 1916, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 92, Page 5]

At Mobile, Alabama, Nov. 8th, of dysentry, Wm. B. Farwell, formerly of Watertown, N. Y., aged 34 years.  [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) - Wednesday, December 19, 1860 - Transcribed By Jim Dezotell]

Mobile, Ala., Sept. 29. – The remains of George W. Feagin, who died in Birmingham, Ala., today at 6:15 o’clock, arrived in Mobile tonight and will be interred here tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Feagin was a resident of Mobile for a long number of years, leaving here three years ago to reside in the Magic City. He was a native of Conecuh County, Alabama, 65 years of age, and is survived by a number of relatives in Birmingham. The deceased was a Confederate Veteran and had an excellent record as a soldier.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 30 Sept. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz]

On Friday, August 16, at 12 o'clock, of Yellow Fever, Charles H. Fond, aged about 28 years, formerly a resident of New Orleans and Mobile, Ala.  New Oreans, Mobile and New York papers please copy.  [Flake's Bulletin (Galveston, TX), Saturday, August 17, 1867, Volume III, Issue 50, Page 4 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Lately died at Mobile, Don. A. Francia, the great botanist, and natural historian, of the bite of a rattle snake, which he received as he was fearing for some particular herbs and plants. [Charleston Morning Post (Charleston, SC), Volume IV, Issue 400, Page 2, June 22, 1786 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

At Mobile, on the 20th ult. John Friend, printer; he was a native of Philadelphia. At the same place, Captain John Smith (Transcriber's note: Believe Captain John Smith is Captain Smith listed below)  [Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 4826, Page 2, November 28, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

May 18, 1999
Mrs Margie Lee Phillips Gates - Age 77, a native of Alabama and a lifelong resident of Mobile, died Monday, May 17, 1999 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion H. Gates, Sr. Mrs. Gates was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and was a member of Government Street Baptist Church and the Bykota Sunday School Class. She is survived by her children, Marion H. (Martha) Gates Jr. of Theodore and Margo (Buddy) Nabors of Mobile; three grandchildren, Elaine Frederickson, Marion Gates III and Richard Cook; three great grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyler, and Terra; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, My 19, 1999 at 10:00 am with interment in Pine Crest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 pm until 8 pm. Funeral arrangements made by Radney Funeral Home.

May 20, 1999
Mrs. Margie Lee Phillips Gates - Funeral services were held at the chapel of Radney Funeral Home, Dauphin St. on Wednesday, May 19,1999, at 10:00 am. Officiated by Dr. Charles E. Brown and Mr. Lambert C. Mims. Honorary pallbearers were Len Hayles, Curtis Harris, and members of the BYKOTA Sunday school class of Government St. Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were Johnny Martin, Terry Dortch, Brant Lancaster, James Madison, Lambert Mims, Dale Mims, Danny Mims. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery, Dauphin Island Parkway. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, Daphne, AL. [Contributed by Jackie Schultes Gordon and transcribed by Dawn Conway.]

Lyman Gibbons, the son of John and Elizabeth (Hall) Gibbons, was born at Durmansville, N. Y., June 3, 1808. The nine months succeeding his graduation were spent in Vermont, six in charge of Chelsea Academy, and three in the law office of Judge Collamer, at Royalton. Removing thence to Mobile, Ala., he was for one year a tutor in Spring Hill College, near Mobile, combining with the duties of this position the further study of his profession. Admitted to the bar in 1834, he began practice the following spring, in Claiborne, Ala,. having entered into partnership with the Hon. James Dellet. At the end of two years he opened an office in Mobile, where he remained until 1845, two years being then devoted to the practice of his profession in New Orleans, LA. Returning to Mobile in 1849, he was, two years later, appointed Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama, to fill a vacancy, and at the conclusion of this term, was elected for a second. But his service here was of short duration, owing to his appointment, in December, 1852, to the bench of the Supreme Court of the state. Resigning this position in 1854, he did not resume the practice of his profession until the close of the Civil War, the ten years intervening being spent in the care of his plantation. In 1861, he represented the county of Monroe, where he was temporarily residing, in the state convention which passed the ordinances of secession. He died of an affection of the heart, at Claiborne, Ala., June 27, 1879. Judge Gibbons was married May 10, 1853 to Emma , daughter of the Hon. James Dullet, of Monroe county., Ala., with one daughter, survives him. [Obituary Record by Amherst College, 1874 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 14. – Mrs. Constance Octavia Girard, age 55 years, a native of Mobile, died Saturday night at 5:30 o’clock at her home, Park Avenue, eighth north of Spring Hill Avenue, after an illness of a lingering nature. She was the widow of Emile Girard and lived here all her life. Two daughters, Mrs. Alice M. Herron, Mrs. Adele Helton of this city; one son, Frank Girard; twelve grand children and nine great grand children survive her. Mrs. Girard is the last member of the Eslava family who were among the early settlers of Mobile and whose names are connected with the history of the city.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 15 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]

At Mobile, on the 10th of October last, in the 29th year of his age, Mr. Lewis Govett, late of this city.  [Franklin Gazette, Nov. 28, 1820 - Transferred by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 22. – Mrs. Susan Gusman, wife of Captain Alfred W. Gusman, of this city died Saturday. She was born in this city February 9, 1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wragg. Mrs. Gusman was one of the prominent residents of Mobile, and was well known in Montgomery, New Orleans, and Birmingham.
     Her husband, one son, and four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Cavin, Miss Martha Gusman, Mrs. S. H. Colvin, Mr. Kline Gusman and Mrs. D. R. Barbee, wife of D. R. Barbee, editorial director of the Mobile Register survive her.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Wednesday, 23 Dec. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Near Mobile, Captain Nathaniel Swasey, master of the sch. Eliza of Boston - also Jas. Hadlock, cook of same vessel.  [New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 28. – After an illness of a lingering nature, Mrs. Ida Annette, wife of Hardy Harris, died here today at the family home, No. 4 Lyons street. The deceased was 27 years of age and is survived by her husband, one child and other relatives. The death of the young woman is extremely sad as her mother-in-law, Mrs. Noah Harris, Sr., passed away just a week ago. [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 29 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz]

At Mobile, Thomas L. Harrison, the hero on the confederate side in the Battle of Mobile Bay, died Friday night, aged fifty-one years.  He graduated from Annapolis, and at the age of twenty years, he entered the confederate naval service He was ordered to Mobile in 1862 and appointed executive office for the gunboat Morgan.  In the battle in the spring of 1865, when Farragut forced an entrance into Mobile Bay, the little vessel was soon driven under the shelter of the guns of Fort Morgan, the ram Tennessee and the gunboat Selma having been captured and the gunboat Gaines burned. The captain of the Morgan gave orders to abandon the ship and set her on fire.  Lieutenant Harrison, however, reminding the crew that this was the only free vessel in the bay and would be of incalculable value to the confederacy if saved, asked the men to volunteer to run the boat up to Mobile.  Every man stepped to the starboard. Thereupon Harrison requested the captain to step below. The captain declared the act one of mutiny, but Harrison said they would talk about that later.  It was then night, and the Morgan, under full steam ran through the federal fleet, the vessels opening fire upon her on either side.  The Metocomet and the Lackawanna put out in pursuit, and a fighting race of twenty-three miles followed.  At the upper forts the confederates, not trusting the signals from the advancing vessel, opened fire upon her and had the gates through the obstruction closed. Under the double fire the lieutenant put out a small boat, hailed the nearest fort and got his friends to turn the full force of their guns on the pursuing vessel, thus keeping them at bay.  Before daylight the gate was lifted and the Morgan passed into Mobile River in safety.  After the war Harrison engaged in business and later filled the post of United States Commissioner.  [Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL - March 31, 1892]

Miss Ruby Herafeld, of Mobile, died from the effect of poison taken by mistake.  [The Bossier Banner (Bellevue, Bossier Parish, LA), September 8, 1904

Special to The Advertiser
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 4, Captain David Holt, a well known newspaper man, now attached to the recruiting services of the Alabama National Guard, received news Tuesday afternoon of the death of his mother, Mrs. D. E. Holt, at Jacksonville, Fla. She was the wife of the former archdeacon of the Episcopal Church of California. At the time of her death she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Adams. Besides the children mentioned, she leaves four sons and three daughters.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), October 5, 1916, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 279, Page 5]
Gulfport - Melville Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurley, formerly of this city but now of Pascagoula died with the influenza at the A. & M. College Monday night. He was buried in Mobile yesterday with full military honors. The young man, was at one time in the employ of the Gas Company in this city and was liked by a large circle of friends who will regret his death. He had been in the government service but one week when stricken.  [Daily Herald, October 10, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Louis J. Jackson, a native of Tunnel Springs, AL, residing in Mobile, AL for 34 years, died Friday, April 7, 1978 at 9:30 a.m. in Mobile. He was buried from Bel-View Baptist Church, Monday April 10, 1978 at 10 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Louise Cumbie Jackson and two daughters.  [Submitted by Christine Walters]

Eben Bell Kirk, Montgomery, Ala.: University of Alabama, Mobile, 1885; died in a hospital in Montgomery, March 10.  [Journal of American Medical Society 1920 – Transcribed by Tina Easley]

Mary A. Langley, a longtime resident of Wilmer, died Wednesday at a local hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Kuhn of Wilmer; two sons, Jerry Richardson and Bart Spivey, both of Mobile; two stepchildren, Sandra Henderson of Mississippi and Walter A. Langley Jr. of Florida; a brother, Ellsworth Alford of Wilmer; a sister, Frances Kirby of Eight Mile; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Valhalla Memorial Gardens.  [Mobile Register (AL) - September 27, 1996 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

Lisica Dead.
Frank Lisica, who was shot from ambush in Pascagoula on Monday night, died in the Providence Infirmary in Mobile yesterday morning. The remains were sent to Pascagoula for interment. The shooting of Lisica, which resulted fatally, is somewhat of a mystery. Lisica claimed before he died that he was shot twice by two negro highwaymen and robbed of $50. Sheriff W. G. Parker, of Pascagoula, said that he disbelieved the statement. The sheriff stated that he had information that Lisica was shot by a man whom he is alleged to have insulted. The sheriff further stated that the dead man did not have $50 on his person as it was said that he borrowed $15 the afternoon he was shot. The shooting took place on the outskirts of Pascagoula.  [Daily Herald, September 6, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Died, at the Providence infirmary, on the 8th inst. Robert Maguin, aged 35 years, a native of Castlemillan, County Down, Ireland, but for the last four years a resident of this city.  [Mobile Register, July 13, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Killed by High School principal
Mobile, Ala.. Dec 15 - A special from Saratoga, Miss says E.E. Mangum, a prominent citizen of Magee, was shot and killed by Prof. J.E. Woodward principal of the high school today. A son of Mangum was whipped by Woodward, and subsequently Mangum met and knocked Woodward down.  [The Washington Post, December 16, 1904 (Washington, D.C.) (Barb)]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 14. – Felix D. McCann, age sixty, a native of Ireland, a resident of Mobile for the past forty years, and a retired retail grocer, died Sunday morning at 5:40 o’clock after an illness of several weeks at his home, 508 Saint Francis Street. One sister, Mrs. John Diamond, and other relatives, survive him. Mr. McCann was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Cathedral branch of the Catholic Knights of America.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 15 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Died, in this city, at 8 o'clock, on the morning of the 10th instant, at his residence on Jackson, between Dauphin and St. Francis streets. Mr. David McCullough, aged 62 years.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Murphy McMillian, a leading citizen of Stockton, died at the Battle house at Mobile Wednesday morning.  He was a very successful manufacturer of Cypress lumber, a man of fine character and a consistent church member.  He leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  He was 71 years of age.  [Source Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL July 3, 1890 = Submitted by Veneta McKinney]

Mobile, Ala., Sept. 29. – J. E. Milstead, a prominent resident of Pensacola, Fla., aged 45 years, died here this afternoon at a local infirmary, after an illness of four days’ duration. The remains of the deceased were taken to Pensacola tonight, accompanied by his wife and other relatives. Mr. Milstead was a resident of Pensacola for a long number of years.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 30 Sept. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Died, At Mobile, Alabama, on the 3d inst, Mr. William Mitchell, Jun. formerly of this place.  [Newbern Sentinel, Jan. 8, 1820 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Died at Fort Charlotte, Mobile, on the 11th Dec last, Major Thomas Montgomery, Battalion 3rd District Paymaster -  on the following evening his boay was interred with appropriate military honors.  [American and Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, MD), Volume XXXV, Issue 5498, Page 3, January 29, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Confederate Officer Dead
New York, May 26. - Captain Julian Myers, who commanded the Confederate ship Huntsville during the engagements with Farragut below Mobile, died at Montclair, N. J., last night, aged seventy-four years.  [The Hawaiian Star., Honolulu (Oahu) June 8, 1899, Page 2 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

     Robert Alexander Nicoll was born in the city of New York in 1808, the son of Alexander Nicoll, of New York, who died in 1834, in Elizabeth, N. J., where the family then resided.
     He took a partial course of study in the Princeton (N. J.) Theological Seminary, from 1830 to 1832, and in October, 1832, he settled in Mobile, Alabama, in company with his brother-in-law, Dr. D. McVoy. At a later date he engaged in the cotton-trade, in the firm of McVoy & Nicoll; and he continued in business as a commission merchant for many years before the late civil war, under the firm-name of Wycoff, Smith & Nicoll. After the close of the war he was employed in the collection of the revenue, but latterly owing to the precarious condition of his health had retired from active business. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He died at his residence in Mobile, on June 28, 1887, in his 79th year.
     He was married in 1835 to Miss Mary Minter, daughter of Mr. A. Minter, a planter of Dallas County, Alabama, who survives him with one daughter.  [Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University... Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni By Yale University, 1880 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

At Mobile, Mr. William Norwood, mate of sch. Mary, of Newburyport.  [Salem Gazette (Salem, MA), Volume XXX, Issue 85, Page 2, October 18, 1816 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Nov. 9 – Frank Ross O’Rourke, aged 45 years, a native of Mobile, died Thursday at a local infirmary. He was the son of the late Michael V. O’Rourke, who was a well known newspaper man of this city. Deceased is survived by one brother William O’Rourke, one sister, Miss Lela O’Rourke, and other relatives.  [Montgomery Advertiser, November 10, 1917 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., March 21. - Mrs. Mary Orr, relict of Wiley Orr, died shortly after midnight this morning at her home in Chidester Avenue, after an illness, due to paralysis sustained on Wednesday. Deceased was a native of Mobile and well and widely known. She is survived by four daughters, Mesdames Ida Lockler and Z. Agee, Misses Carrie and Allie May Orr, one son, Wiley, and three grandchildren, besides several brothers and sisters.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), Saturday, April 1, 1916, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 92, Page 5]

Bishop O'Sullivan, of Mobile, died on the 10th inst. in his episcopal city, after a short illness of ten days, aged 54 years. He had presided over the sec of Mobile since 1885 and was one of the well beloved bishops of the Catholic Church in America.  [The Weekly Thibodaux Sentinel and Journal of the 8th Senatorial District, August 15, 1986, Page 3 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

At Mobile, Alabama, on the 18th October last, Thomas B. Overton, Esquire, attorney at law, late of Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania.  [Franklin Gazette, Nov. 28, 1820 - Transferred by AFOFG]

Mobile, Ala., Jan 5--Patrick H. Pepper, a noted Confederate blockade runner during the war, died this morning.  [The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 5, 1884 - Submitted by K. Torp]

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 13. – The funeral of Mrs. Mary Peters took place Saturday morning from the Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the internment was in the Catholic Cemetery. Deceased was 85 years of age, a native of Germany and leaves no relatives in this country.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Sunday, 14 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Aged Woman Dies At Grand Bay Home
Mobile, Ala., Sep. 15. - Mrs. Lizzie A. Pflager, widow of Phillip Pflager, died Friday at Grand Bay, Ala., after a long illness. She was one of the best known residents of that part of the county and had lived in Grand bay since 1871. She was a native of Richmond, Va., and seventy years of age.  [Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), September 16, 1917, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 259, Society Section, Page 29 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

     Mrs. Bonnie Sybilla Pierce - Age 90, a native of Mobile, AL and resident of the Tanner Williams Community died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at a local hospital.
    She was a manager of the Tanner Williams School Cafeteria for 33 years.
    She is survived by three children, Gearldine "Gerrie" Howell, Mildred (J.W.) Maples and Ronald Pierce all of Tanner Williams; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Bryan of Howell Community; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday, March 14, 2003 at Radny Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held from Palestine Baptist Church Saturday, March 15 at 11 am with family receiving friends from 10 am until the service time.  Interment will be in Palestine Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street Extension, Mobile, AL  [Mobile Press Register, March 13, 2003, Submitted by Name: S. Robertson]

In Mobile, Alabama, 10 July, Captain Benj. Plank, commander of the Steam Boat Jachin, and formerly of Bennington, Vermont.  [Newburyport Herald, September 24, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

In Mobile, Alabama, Mr. William Pollard, aged 48.  [Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA), Issue 3495, Page 2, October 4, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

George Levi Putnam, the son of John and Roxana (Howard) Putnam, was born in Grafton, Vt., May 25, 1837, and fitted for college at Phillips (Andover) Academy. After graduation he was for a year in the employ of a mercantile house in Albany, N. Y. In 1866 he was a book-keeper in Louisiana, and in 1867 a merchant in Mobile, Ala. From 1867 to 1871 he was Superintendent of the Schools of the American Missionary Association in Mobile, Ala., and for most of this time a member of the State Board of Education of Alabama and Regent of the State University, also Superintendent of Education for Mobile City and County. In 1871-72 he was postmaster at Mobile, and for the next two years Assistant Auditor of the Alabama and Chattanooga R. R., and in 1874 again appointed Superintendent of Education for Mobile, but was soon removed with the change of the dominant political party. From 1874 to 1878 he was a manufacturer in Chicago, Ill. In the years 1879 and 1880 he was a book-keeper in Bridgeport and Bodie, Cal., and for the two years following, postmaster at the latter place. For the last three years he was interested in mining property in Calavras County in the same state. He died, at Bodie, Cal., Nov. 28, 1885, of malarial fever. Mr. Putnam was married, Feb. 24, 1869, to Emily J., daughter of Jonathan P. Dodge, of Claremont, N. H. No children.  [Obituary Record by Amherst College, 1874 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

At Mobile, Mr. Rider, mate of sch. Elizabeth, at Boston.  [New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mrs. Lillian Roberts Dies In Mobile. Friends of Mrs. Lillian Roberts will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at the daughter of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Wilson of Mobile, last Wednesday, January 11th, after an illness of a number of years. Mrs. Roberts was the widow of the late Tom Roberts, both living in Oneonta years ago, and will be remembered by many citizens. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Wilson of Mobile, two sisters, Mrs. D. E. McClusky and Mrs. M. C. Roberts of Birmingham; one brother, Charles Wooten of Greenwood, Mississippi; one granddaughter, Mrs. Johnnie Davis of Mobile. She was the aunt of Mrs. O. G. Taff of this city. She was buried in Mobile on January 12th and was 61 years of age at the time of her death.[Lillian Bell Wooten Roberts 1876 - 1939, buried Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile County]  [Southern Democrat, January 19, 1939 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Robinson Suicide
Edward Murphy Robinson, one of Mobile’s most prominent citizens and one of the leading criminal and civil lawyers of the south, a club man, former representative in the general assembly of Alabama and who had refused many political honors, ended his life by two shots form a revolver in his bedroom. The news of the tragic ending of this brilliant young man when it became generally known through out the city shocked every one.  [Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, November 4, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

Cassie Sims Roland, a veteran educator who retired after teaching elementary school for 29 years in Mobile County, died Sunday at a local health care facility. She was 77.  The Forkland, Ala., native resided in Prichard. Mrs. Roland began her career in the public school system at Grand Bay School. She later taught at Carver, Ella Grant, Trinity Gardens and Brazier schools. She retired in 1979. She maintained memberships in the national and state retired teachers' associations and held various offices with the local association. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church since childhood and served in many auxiliaries, including the vacation Bible school, senior choir, counselor to the junior choir and teacher to the Sunday school primary class. She also worked with Cub Scouts. Survivors include two sons, Charles Gerald Roland and Patrick Lynn Roland, both of Prichard; three daughters, Saundra Jean Inge and Linda Elaine Hargrett of Tallahassee, Fla., and Eunice Elizabeth Roland Jackson of Chicago; a sister, Ruth Sims Morrissette of Chicago; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Viewing is to be Saturday from 9 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  Reese Funeral Home of Prichard is handling arrangements.  [Mobile Register (AL), June 12, 1997, Submitted by Anna Newell]

In Mobile, about two weeks since, Mr. Daniel B. Sanderson, one of the editors of the Mobile Gazette, and a few days subsequent, his consort, Mrs. Theodosia W. Sanderson.  [Alabama Courier, Oct. 15, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 25
David Saucier, a prominent farmer and Civil War veteran, of West Pascagoula, died this morning at the age of 69 years. He was born at Pass Christian. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the Dahlgren Guards and served until the close of the war. He was a member of Jackson County Camp no. 1170. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. W. T. Norton of Mobile; A. D. Saucier of Rose and Mobile Register Cecile Sucier. The interment was made this evening in the Gautier Cemetery, Rev. Father B. O’Reilly officiating.  [Daily Herald, October 26, 1910 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Pascagoula Man Dead
Moss Point, July 11.
      Leo Scharff, age 52 years, a prominent Jewish merchant of this city, died at his home here Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 o’clock.
     Mr. Scharff is survived by a wife and his two daughters, Miss Ida Scharff of this city and Mrs. A. Bernstein of New Orleans, also by one brother, Mr. Edward Scharff of this city and Mobile.  [Daily Herald, July 14, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mobile, July 25 – Henry A. Schroeder died today at Narragansett Pier, R. I. in his 62nd year.  He was one of Mobile’s best known and wealthiest citizens.  He was a native of Baltimore and came here in 1838 and engaged in cotton factoring.  The panic of 1837 brought a complete failure, but in the next thirteen years he made another fortune in the same business.  He sided in incorporating the Southern Bank of Alabama and was its president from shortly after its incorporation until the expiration of the charter of the bank in 1880.  He was married many years ago, but leaves no children of his own.  He was very active in church and charitable work, being for many years senior warden of Christ Church.  [Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Aug. 4, 1892 Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

Judge Drops Dead
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 19. - Judge Oliver J. Semmes, for forty years judge of the city court of Mobile, died here today. Judge Semmes was a son of Raphael Semmes, admiral of the confederate navy.  [Tulsa Daily World, January 20, 1918, Morning Edition, Page 3 - Transcribed BY AFOFG]

In Galveston, Texas, August 21, of Yellow Fever, Mr. James L. Shotwell, formerly of Mobile.  Mobile papers please copy.  [Flake's Bulletin (Galveston, Texas), Saturday August 24, 1867, Volume III, Issue 56, Page 4 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

[Died] On Sunday, of the same complaint (editor's note: "Milk Sickness"], Mrs. Lydia Simmons, wife of Mr. Daniel Simmons.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

[Died] On Saturday last, in Mobile County, of "Milk Sickness" Mr Daniel Simmons, aged about 25 years.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Joseph R. ''Bud'' Skilton, an electrician and Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died Thursday in a local hospice. He was 76. A native of New York, Skilton had resided in the Mobile area since 1982, living in Chickasaw for about the past three years. Survivors include his children in New York. Their names were unavailable. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, with graveside services at 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Biloxi.  [Mobile Register (AL) - September 27, 1996 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

At Mobile, on the 20th Sept. Capt. Smith, of the schr Martha. [Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 4800, Page 2, October 29, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mrs. John Smith was burned to a crisp at Mobile Tuesday by her clothing catching on fire. [Vernon Courier (Lamar County, AL) March 20, 1890]

At Mobile, Toma Smith, the young sailor who fell from the topmast of the Dutch bark Theodore last week and sustained severe injuries, is dead. [Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, July 16, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

Accidentally Killed – We regret to learn that Charles S. Stewart, youngest son of our neighbor, Hon. P. S. Stewart, was accidentally killed by the bursting of a cannon near the City of Mobile, Ala., on the 30th ult.  The news reaches us as taken from a Richmond paper, and we suppose leaves very little hope that it is otherwise.  The deceased was well known in our community, and was an estimable young man who was generally beloved.  Great sorrow, especially to his afflicted parents, brothers and sister, is caused by this event. - Carthage Republican.  (The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, May 27, 1863)

Died, on the 1st instant, Erastus St. John, youngest so of Addison and Harriet B. Leavens, aged fourteen months and twenty days. [Mobile Register, Jul. 3, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Died, in Mobile, on the 23st July 1869, Emma, only daughter of F. H. and Lydia A. Stringfellow.
     Emma, our little daughter, is no more among us - she died 23d July. She was 1 year 4 months  and 22 days old - a short pilgrimage to the grave, yet not the less sure. We shall see our child again; we shall embrace each other on the banks of eternal deliverance, to die no more. Another precious link to bind us to Heaven I would not have served. She is waiting to welcome us home. We shall get there id we are faithful.
   F. H. Stingfellow  [Mobile Register (Mobile, AL), July 25, 1869, Volume II, Issue 152, Page 3 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Near Mobile, Captain Nathaniel Swasey, master of the sch. Eliza of Boston - also Jas. Hadlock, cook of same vessel. [New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

They Killed Him – Because He Had Them Arrested and Locked Up
Mobile, July 12 – The dead body of John W. Thomas, of Mobile county, was found yesterday in the village of Whistler, seven miles from Mobile.  There were three bullet wounds on his body, and his skull was crushed.  The crime was traced to Gilbert Deace and John Ryan, two engineers, whom Thomas had arrested yesterday for a minor offense. Deace and Ryan were captured and locked up.  Thomas was a one-armed deputy sheriff and was a terror to evil doers  [Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, July 20, 1893 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney]

October 17, 2004, Mobile Register
     Ned Strength, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, died Friday at a family home. He was 91.
     Strength was a native of Little River and a resident of Kushla. He attended Shadow Lawn Baptist Church and was retired from National Steel.
     Survivors include one son, Ned Strength of Texas; four daughters, Carley Benton of Texas, Mary Ann Dye of Massachusetts, Linda Gilchrist of Chickasaw and Brenda White of Kushla; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 pm at Gilmer's Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West, where the funeral is set for 10 am Monday. Burial will be in the George Family Cemetery in Saraland.  [Contributed by Jackie Schultes Gordon and transcribed by Dawn Conway.]

On December the 13th, the death angel visited the home of W D Thomas and took away his dear companion Mrs Lizzie Thomas. She was born April 3 1864 and joined the Baptist church at Whistler, Ala., 1879. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are living, five boys and four girls. Besides these she leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Mrs Thomas was a devoted companion, an effectionate mother and a consecrated Christian and was loved by all both old and young that knew her. She was sick for several weeks and the very best medical skill with good nursing she had seemed not avail. But we feel according to God's promise that she is in the arms of our blessed Master awaiting the coming of her sorrowing companion and dear little children where they can strike hands around the beautiful throne of God where parting will be no more.  (Written by a Friend)
[The Laurel Ledger, Laurel, Mississippi, January 11, 1907 - Transcribed by Kathy S]

Mobile, Ala., April 19. – George Thompson, of Mobile, died Sunday night at Bay Minette. He was a member of the Gulf City Guards, and a detachment went there today and attended the funeral. Thompson is the second member of the company to die in two weeks, Roy P. Martin having been murdered in Birmingham.  [Times-Picayune, April 20, 1909 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Died - At St. Elmo, Mobile County AL, October 4, 1878 wife of W.D. Toler, Esq. and daughter of the late John Orrell Esq. of N.C. She was buried on the anniversary of her wedding day. Seven years of wedded happiness shed its bright beams on her pathway of life. To a devoted sister's tender love and care, she left her three dear little children - a little girl, aged five years, a boy three years of age and an infant only a few weeks old.  [St. Elmo AL October 25, 1878 - Submitted by Christine Walters]

Died, August 25, 1885, at his residence in St. Elmo, Mobile Co., Ala. W.D. Toler, who was born in Newbern, NC in which State he resided until 1879, at which time he removed to Mobile County and soon thereafter married Miss Amanda Orrell of St. Elmo, formerly of N.C. whom he survived seven years. He leaves three little children and a large number of friends who in sorrow and sadness survive him. Mr. Toler conducted successfully a saw mill and turpentinery in and near St. Elmo for about 15 years. He was a Representative of Mobile County at the time of his death. About 18 years ago Mr. Toler was shot by an assassin, the bullet lodging in his left lung, which produced his death. He was a good citizen, a useful man charitable and universally kind to his fellow man, and always promoting to the extent of his ability, every interest which tended to promote the general good of his county.  [Newspaper - Orange Grove Miss, Oct. 20, 1885  - Submitted by Christine Walters]

Dervin G. "D" Townsend, 66, of Mauvilla, died March 16, 2008 at an area hospital.
     He was a native of Greensboro. He was retired from the Alabama Highway Department as an inspector. He graduated from Coffeeville High School.
     Survivors include his wife of 23 years, June Fuller Townsend, Mauvilla; two sons, Randy Townsend, Chase Townsend, both of Mauvilla; two daughters, Penny Townsend, Mobile, Dawn Ellis, Grand Bay; four brothers, Jack Townsend, Columbia, Tenn., L.D. Townsend, Jacksonville, Fla., Ronald Townsend, Ray Townsend, Chunchula; two sisters, Louise Thomas, Greensboro, Geneva Gillam, Thomasville; six grandchildren.
     The service was March 19 at 1 p.m. at the Haven Woods Baptist Church. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Valhalla Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Semmes directed. [The Clarke County Democrat, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts.]

Judge Walker, of Georgia, ex-member of congress and judge of the inferior court, criminal jurisdiction, died at Mobile. (Warren Sheaf, Warren, MN, January 5, 1881, page 2 - Transcribed by Robin Line)

Mrs. W. Walker, aged 23 years, of Pascagoula, died this morning at 6 o’clock in an infirmary in Mobile.  [Daily Herald, August 4, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Mrs. Sallie Foote Waller, widow of Charles J. Waller, of Mobile, Ala, died here yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of W. W. Archer, 508 East Franklin Street. Interment will be at Mobile, Ala.
     During her youth Mrs. Waller was recognized as one of the belles of Richmond. As the guest of her aunt, Mrs. James Alfred Jones, she frequently visited here and formed many lasting friends. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Weller moved to Washington, where she lived for several years.
     Last October Mrs. Waller returned to Richmond, hoping to regain her health, but she did not improve. She bore her illness with patience and good cheer. Her niece and adopted daughter, Mrs. Stephen Smith of Birmingham, Ala. and her cousin, Mrs. Gardiner Tyler, of Sherwood Forest were with her throughput her last illness. [Richmond Times Dispatch, March 19, 1915 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Mrs. Sallie Lyon Waller, widow of Charles J. Waller, born in Mobile, Ala., died in Richmond, Va., Mar 18, 1915. She was buried from Christ Church in the family plot in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.  [Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 46-47 by The Daughters of the American Revolution, 1915 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

At Mobile, Capt. John A. Watson, late of  the 3d reg. U. S. infantry.  [Essex Register (Salem, MA), Volume XVI, Issue 46, Page 3, June 8, 1816 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

William Whittlesey, the eldest son of Deacon David and Rebecca (Smalley) Whittlesey, was born in that part of the town of Berlin which is now New Berlin, Conn., September 19, 1805.
     He entered the Yale Divinity School in 1827, and left it in 1831, - having spent one year, between the second and third years of his course, in work at the West as an agent of the American Sunday School Union. The next six years were mainly spent in home missionary services in Ohio, whence he went in 1837 to Illinois, receiving ordination as an evangelist there in September of that year. In 1840 he was injured severely in a runaway accident which disabled him from public speaking and led him to return to his native State.
     On September 9, 1845, he married Louise E., second daughter of John Hart, of Lyme, Conn. During several years he taught a young ladies' school in New Haven, as afterwards in Mobile, Ala. He also taught in academies in Berlin, Conn., and in Claversack, N. Y. In 1859 he built for himself a house near his father's, on the farm originally belonging to his grandfather, the Rev. Dr. Smalley, in New Britain, whence he went at the close of the war to Wilmington, N. C., as superintendent of the Southern Turpentine Company. In the the spring of 1867 he was appointed to a clerkship in the Freedmen's Bureau at Washington, where he remained until 1871. He then settled in New Haven for the rest of his life. For ten years, or as long as strength allowed, he labored as assistant city missionary and as chaplain of the Orphan Asylum, The later years were years if great infirmity, and his death, from old age, occurred in New Haven on May 10, 1890, in his 85th year. His wife survives him, with their only child, a daughter.  [Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University... Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni By Yale University, 1880 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

In Claiborne, (Alabama) Mr. Joseph Wilkinson, Aged 18, of Providence, presently from Mobile.  [Boston Daily Advertiser, Aug. 4, 1820 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


     U.S. Marine killed in MOBILE, Ala. -- A 27-year-old man was killed early this morning in a motorcycle accident on Azalea Road, Mobile Police said. Spokesman Officer Christopher Levy said Anthony Alan Windham was pronounced dead on the scene after the accident was reported about 12:55 a.m. Levy said Windham was northbound on Azalea Road in the 600 block when he lost control of his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle, struck a curb and crashed. He said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
     Windham's wife, Tracy Windham, told the Press-Register her husband was an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marines who was stationed with the Third Force Reconaissance Unit in Mobile. She said Windham, a active-duty corporal, served a tour of duty in Iraq as a prison guard.
     MIDLAND Monday morning motorcycle crash on Azalea Road. Anthony Alan Windham went to be with our Lord on March 15, 2010, he was born on May 1, 1982, in Midland Texas. Anthony attended grade school in Rankin Texas and then moved to Midland Texas where he proceeded to graduate from Midland Lee High School in the year 2000. After graduation and 9/11/2001 he decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and join the military to defend our country. Anthony was currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal, assigned to the Third Force Reconnaissance Unit located in Mobile Alabama. During his eight years in the military he served a tour in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Aug. 2004 to March 2005. Anthony was a marksmanship instructor while stationed at Camp Lejeune NC in 2006; he was also a sharp shooter and received many medals and recognition during his time in the military. Anthony loved making a difference and being apart of something that was so much more then just a career. Anthony was a son, grandson, big brother, father, husband, dear friend and soldier. He had a smile that could light up any room and a laugh that was so contagious you couldn't help but want to be around him. Anthony was generous and willing to help anyone in need. Anthony had a very humble spirit and will be greatly missed and loved forever by all who knew him and all the lives he touched. Anthony was preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Curtis Lindsey. He leaves his family behind to cherish his memory; wife, Tracey Windham of Mobile Ala.; son, Caleb Ryan Windham of Midland; step-children, Abigail, Theodore and Jerzie, all of Mobile, Ala.; parents, Debra Lindsey of Midland and Daymond Lindsey of Flowermound; brother, Matt Lindsey also of Flowermond; sister, Kelly Lindsey of Midland; grandparents, John and Elizabeth Harrell of Midland and DeWayne and Janey Lindsey of Rankin; great grandparents, Reverend Clyde and Mavis McCollough of San Angelo and his mother-in-law, Amy Polochak of Mobile, Ala.; his dear friend and mother of his son Caleb, Jennifer Farrington of Midland; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Family will be receiving friends tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church in Rankin, Texas. Interment will follow at Rankin Cemetery in Rankin, Texas. Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. - Submitted by Janice Rice. 

At Rothsay, Scotland, on the 29th June, Mrs. Elizabeth Winter, wife of Francis Winter, of this city.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]




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