Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy Trails
|DEATH NOTICES AND OBITUARIES|
LEGRAND, Dr. M. P.
HALE, J. W.
Dr. M. P. LeGrand, a prominent citizen of Montgomery died Sunday night at Blount Springs. J. W. Hale, another estimable citizen of the capitol city also died Sunday. He and Dr. LeGrand went to Montgomery in 1857 on the same train and commence d the drug business together on the same spot where Mr. Hale has ever since. It is a singular coincidence that they died within twenty hours of each other. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, September 21, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
BANKS, Son of Dr. JOSEPH
A special to the Advertiser from Daleville, Ala. says: A son of Dr. Joseph Banks and a negro boy were filled by lightning near Montgomery Tuesday afternoon. The boys were at a grindstone in the yard, when the bolt struck a tree and passed to where they boys were standing. They were both killed instantly. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, July 18, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
ALLEN, MRS. ELIZA
Mrs. Eliza Allen, the venerable mother of General W. W. Allen, died at her home in Montgomery Friday morning. She was nearly eighty-seven years old. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 4, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Died, in Montgomery, March 15, Andrew Alldred. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
AMES, DR. SILAS
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 7, age 55. He was one of the oldest and most esteemed physicians of that place, and a valued citizen. Source: 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.
ANDREWS, W. A.
W. A. Andrews of Montgomery committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart with a pistol. (Source; Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, Aug 24, 1893- Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
David Bar, a well-known stock dealer of Nashville, is supposed to have committed suicide at the Exchange Hotel in Montgomery last Saturday night. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, November 21, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
BEALL, J. N.
Died, in Montgomery, March 16, J. N. Beall. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
BELLAMY, R. J.
R. J. Bellamy, a well known telegrapher of Montgomery, having been engaged in the brokerage business here for a number of years, died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock, after a very long illness. Mr. Bellamy has been in this city for the past eighteen years, in which time he has been engaged in several large brokerage houses. He came from North Carolina.
Mr. Bellamy is survived by his wife, Mrs. R. J. Bellamy; his father, and Mrs. M. Bellamy, his mother, all of Raleigh, N. C. Mrs. W. J. Peele, of Raleigh, N.C. and Mrs. Cole of Kentucky.
He is a member of Woodmen of World and also a member of the Elks. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from the family residence at Capitol Heights. He will be buried with the honors of the Woodsmane of the World, and the Elks will participate. He will be interred in the family lot at Greenwood cemetery. Source: Montgomery Advertiser, July 10, 1912, Transcribed by C. Anthony
BEMAN, MRS. CAROLINE
Died...December 6th, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Caroline Beman, aged 70 years, at the residence of her son, Hon. W. I. Yancey.Source: The State, December 13, 1859 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell
Died, in Montgomery, March 10, Mrs. Bird. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
BOYLE, Col. B.
The news of the sudden death of Col. B. Boyle, at Opelika, yesterday, created a profound feeling of sadness in this city. He left here yesterday morning for Opelika. Arriving there, he was attempting to get off the cars, when he fell between them. The cars being in motion the wheels ran over him and crushed both legs to pieces, besides inflicting other terrible wounds. He lived but a short while afterwards. Col. Boyle has been connected with railroads all his life, and is well known throughout the South as a contractor and builder. He and his associate, Mr. Kelly built many miles of the Montgomery and Eufaula railroad. They had large contracts on the South and North Road, and are at present interested in the Selma and Gulf and Opelika and Guntersville Railroads. Col. Boyle was Superintendent of the latter road. His death is a severe loss, not only to his family and friends, but to the entire State. He was a public spirited, enterprising citizen and as noble and high-minded and generous a man as Alabama could boast. Most sincerely do we deplore his loss. His remains will reach the city this morning from Opelika. [Advertiser, 20th ult.] Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., July 1, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
Bob Brady, 90 year old Confederate veteran died at his home at Mt. Carmel Thursday morning. Funeral services were held there at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Mr. Brady was widely known throughout the southern part of the county. He had lived in the house where he died 40 years. (Source: The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Ala, January 25, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney) (photo from news clipping)
A Montgomery county Confederate veteran, R. A. Brady, 90, this week sleeps in his native soil. Mr. Brady died at his home in Mt. Carmel last week and was buried in the cemetery there. He had lived in that section for 44 years and was one of the most widely known citizens in the Mt. Carmel and Sellers vicinity. He leaves two sons, three daughters, 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Source: The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Ala, January 29, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
SHIRLEY BRAGG COMMITTS SUICIDE - Dr. Shirley Bragg state jail and cotton mill inspector, too his own life at his home, No 814 South Perry Street, Montgomery. The means of death was a 38-calibre revolver. The bullet evidently entered at the mouth, as there is only one hole, just back of the left ear,. It is thought by some that this hole might have been made form the outside, and the theory is advanced that after all the shot may have been the result of an accident, as it would have been rather unlikely for him to have reached so far back when the temple was in easy access. No note or letter or word of any kind was left. Mrs. Bragg found him across the bed with life extinct shortly after he had spoken of feeling exceptionally well. She had not heard the shot, nor had any of the people about the house. Blood was flowing from the wound in the head and the body was yet warm. She gave the alarm, and Dr. Robert Goldwaithe was called to the house. In a short time the residence was filled with friends of the family and the news spread sorrow about Montgomery where he was loved as few men have been loved in the community. (Source: The Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, November 4, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
CAMPBELL, Hon. WOODLEY C.
Hon. Woodley C. Campbell, city alderman from the first ward in Montgomery, coroner of Montgomery County, captain of a Montgomery Cavalry company and a prominent business man, died at 7 o’clock Thursday morning in Atlanta. He had been there several weeks under treatment of specialists. He had been in failing health for more than a year, as a result of an abscess on his liver. Source: Gazette Appeal, Marion County AL, December 3, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
CLOPTON, Judge DAVID
Judge David Clopton, of a number of years justice of the supreme court of Alabama died at his home in Montgomery on the 5th inst. A good man and a great lawyer has passed away. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, February 11, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
COLLINS, JOHN K.
John K. Collins, foreman of the Louisville and Nashville switching crew at Montgomery was run over and killed last week while attempting to make a coupling. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, December 2, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
COBB, Hon. JOHN L.
Hon. John L. Cobb ex-state treasurer of Alabama died at his home in Montgomery Wednesday night. He was 56 years old and had been prominent in business circles for years. Source: Gazette Appeal, Marion County AL, December 3, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
COOPER, H. W.
Civil War Veteran Buried in Elmore County - The body of Henry Warren Cooper, 84, Confederate Veteran, who died at the residence on Highland Avenue Thursday afternoon was sent to Mt. Hebron cemetery in Elmore County at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Funeral services and internment took place there with D---y's (can't read) Funeral Home in charge. Rev. L. W. Chalker officiated.
Mr. Cooper had lived in this city for eight years and was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, Henry Warren Cooper, Jr., of Opelika; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Welch and Mrs. M. Fisher, both of Montgomery; Mrs. E. G. Welch, of Savannah, Ga; and Mrs. E. C. James, of Birmingham. (Source: Montgomery Journal, Montgomery, Ala., January 11, 1929. - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
COWAN, Mrs. J. G.
AGED WOMAN DIES IN UNION SPRINGS - Funeral Services Will Be Held Wednesday Afternoon for Mrs. J. G. COWAN - News has been received here of the death of Mrs. J. G. Cowan, widow of the late Major James G. Cowan, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Eva Haynes, in Union Springs yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Major and Mrs. Cowan made their home in Montgomery for many years until the death of Maj. Cowan several years ago, when she moved to her old home in Union Springs. During their residence in Montgomery, Major and Mrs. Cowan made many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death. They took a leading part in the activities of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, of which they were for many years consistent and faithful members.
Mrs. Cowan was 81 years of age and the larger part of her life was spent in Montgomery. Besides her niece, Mrs. Haynes, with whom she made her home for the past few years, she is survived by several other nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church in Union Springs and internement will be in Union Springs. - (Source: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala. March 14, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
Pat Wilson, white, shot and killed a negro burglar named Jim Davis in Montgomery on last week. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, April 30, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
FEAGIN, CAPTAIN DANIEL
Clayton, Ala., March 31,--Captain Daniel Feagin died here at 11 10 a.m. yesterday and will be buried at 10 o'clock today.
Born at Midway, Ala., June 4, 1837, he would soon have been 74 years old, which suggests the noteworthy fact that his father ws one of eleven brothers all of whom died between the ages of 70 and 75.
Captain Feagin enlisted in the Confederate service in 1861, and served until the close of the war, having risen from private to captain. He was in every important battle in which his company took part.
He was genial and kind and his friendship was of that rare quaility, that once formed was never broken. He was a member of the Methodist Church, of the Knights of Honor, and of the Masonic fraternity, and will be interred with Masonic rites.
He had been in declining health almost continuously since the death of his wife three years ago, but for five months past had been very fe??l? and unable to leave his room.
The surviving members of the family, two sons and one daughter are William F., of Montgomery, C. H. of this place and Miss Marie of Eufala. Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony
OLDEST DEACON OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IS DEAD - William Gamble, 86, died late last night at the home of his nephew, Charles Giddens, South Lawrence Street,. He had been ill only for a short time. Mr. Gamble was the oldest deacon in the First Baptist Church and was a Confederate Veteran. He had made his home here with his nephew and at Grady, Ala. with his only sister, Mrs. Bettie Giddens, for a number of years. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Besides his nephew here and his sister at Grady, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. (Source: The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., March 11, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
Funeral services for William Gamble, Confederate Veteran, who died at a local infirmary Saturday night, will take place from the Leak Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr. Charles A. Stakely, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Internment Oakwood. (Source: The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., March 11, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
With the passing Saturday of WILLIAM GAMBLE, 86, beloved pioneer citizen of Montgomery county, there is, as far as can be learned, but one surviving member of the First Alabama Cavalry regiment who participated in the historic battle of Shiloh during the Civil War..........Mr. Gamble was in Company 9 of the [Montgomery County Mounted Rifles]. Funeral services for Mr. Gamble were held Monday. (Source: The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Ala, March 12, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
GRAVES, M. A.
M. A. Graves a prominent citizen of Montgomery is dead. (Source; Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, June 15, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
GRIEL, Capt. JACOB
Captain Jacob Griel Dies at Montgomery
He was an Officer in Several Corporations and One of the Wealthiest Men in the State
Montgomery, March 19 - Captain Jacob Griel, one of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of Montgomery died at his residence here at 8 o'clock tonight. The deceased was president of the People's Cotton factory, vice-president of the Farley National bank, vice president of the Montgomery Building and Loan association, ex-president of the Commercial and Industrial association, a director in the Capital City Insurance company and the Bank of Montgomery and a stockholder in many other large and wealthy enterprises.
He was a prominent Mason, Knight of Pythias and a member of various fraternal organizations. For twenty years he held the office of grand master of exchequer of the grand lodge of Knights of Pythias of Alabama.
He leaves several sisters, brothers, and a large family.(Age-Herald, Birmingham, Ala, March 20, 1900)
HARRIS, S. L.
Died, at his plantation in Montgomery county, November 19, S. L. Harris. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 10, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
HOPPER, J. W.
J. W. Hopper, a section foreman on the L. and N. railroad, was run over by a construction train about thirty miles north of Montgomery on the 16th inst, and instantly killed. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, June 21, 1888 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
William Irwin, who has run a ferry across the Alabama River at Montgomery for many years, was knocked off the ferry boat one day last week and drowned. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, April 27, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
KAVAUGH, SUSIE (or KAVANAUGH, SUSIE)
A DISTRESSING STORY - A Young Lady Commits Suicide by Hanging Herself with a Sheet
Montgomery, Ala, Jan. 5 - Miss Susie Kavaugh, an intelligent and attractive nineteen-year-old girl, committed suicide about daylight yesterday morning by hanging herself from the banisters at the Watkins sanitarium, near this city. The young woman lived at Shorters Station and for some months had been suffering from the effects of melancholia. Several weeks ago her parents sent her to Dr. Watkins' Institution with the hope that he could restore her to her normal condition. She appeared to be improving, but yesterday morning when the nurses came into the hall they found Miss Kavanaugh's body swinging at the end of a sheet from the first landing of the stairway. She had apparently been dead for several hours. The young lady comes of an excellent family and her unfortunate disease and its distressing culmination is greatly deplored Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, January 10, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
John Lewis and Hardy Jackson, negroes, living in Montgomery county, had a quarrel about some land, and John closed the argument by shooting Hardy dead with his little musket. He was arrested and committed to jail without bail. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, AL, June 11, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
JONES, JAMES F.
Drowned. This day, the body of a young man, named James F. Jones, formerly of Smyrna, Delaware, was found in the river at Montgomery, Alabama. He was a coach-maker, and worked in the latter place. His remains were decently interred. Source: Sunday, May 27, 1860, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register, by Frances Vincent, 1860. - [Transcribed by C. Anthony]
While digging a sewer on Decatur Street, Montgomery, two colored workmen were submerged by the caving in of the loose dirt. One, George Lamar was killed. The other escaped with but slight injuries. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, April 18, 1895- Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
LEE, DR. J. C.
Dr. J. C. Lee a well known South Alabama physician, died at Montgomery the other day. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, August 4, 1892- Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
LEE, DR. PAUL C.
Died, in Montgomery, March 13, Dr. Paul C. Lee. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
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)
LINN, MRS. CHARLES
The wife of Charles Linn of this city, died at her residence in Montgomery on Monday last. Her husband and other members of the family residing here were summoned unexpectedly to witness her death and left on the 4:30 am train Monday morning. Mr. Linn has the sympathies of the entire community in his repeated and painful bereavements, having since his removal to this city lost several members of his family in New Orleans and Montgomery. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 25, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
LINN, MRS. CHARLES
Died, in Montgomery, March 21, Mrs. Charles Linn. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 25, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
LYNCH, DR. FRANK
Dr. Frank Lynch a well known and highly respected citizen of Montgomery, died in that city on Wednesday last. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, AL, June 4, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney))
MADDOX, W. J.
ANNISTON, ALA., Dec. 28. – W. J. Maddox proprietor of the White Star Market on Tenth street, died here Monday morning following a stroke of paralysis last Thursday. His remains were shipped to Montgomery Tuesday and will be interred at the Masonic Home there. He had been ill several days.Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Wednesday, 29 Dec. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz
Hon. Abram Martin, a distinguished lawyer and eminent and respected citizen, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. W. O. Baldwin, in Montgomery, 1st inst. at the advanced age of seventy-six years. He had been in declining health for several months, although previous to that time he was remarkable for his health and vigor (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 7, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
MARVIN, MRS. M. S.
Died, in Montgomery, February 11, Mrs. M. S. Marvin. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Feb 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
MATTHEWS, MRS. GEORGE H. B.
The funeral of Mrs. George H. B. Matthews was held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. J. F. Price, of Matthews, Ala, officiated.
Mrs. Matthews came to Montgomery a week ago to visit the family of J. W. Durr, 116 Moulton Street. She had been ill for many months and the trip here from her home at Matthews proved too great a strain. The pall-bearers were: Gray Henderson, J. W. Durr, S. A. Solomon, M. H. Baker, Frank Gilmer and F. M. Matthews. Source: Montgomery Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony
MAY, MARJORIE P.
Marjorie P. May, 84, died Dec. 28, 2008, at her Montgomery residence. She was a native of Salitpa. A member of the Rigby Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, she was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, Charles O. May of Montgomery; daughter, Linda Cherry of Montgomery; two sisters, Tennie Lankford of Wagarville and Claudine Skipworth Hemrick of Mobile; three grandchildren, Lowery D. Wilson of Maubry, Jeffery Wilson of Florence and Sherrie Nichols of Birmingham; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Wilson of Florence and Haley Nichols and Clayton Nichols, both of Birmingham; and two stepgreat grandchildren, Jay Keaton and Bradley Keaton, both of Florence.
Funeral services were Dec. 31 at the Peniel Baptist Church in Jackson.
Active pallbearers were Jeffery Nichols, Jeffery Wilson, Lowery Wilson, Johnny Skipworth, Otis Tarver and Johnny Counselman. Honorary pallbearer was Roy Rice. Source: The South Alabamian, January 1, 2009, Submitted by Sabrina Roberts
Amzi McDaniels a 14-year-old white boy was bathing in the river at Montgomery with three companions when he got beyond his depth and was drowned. Source: Gazette Appeal, Marion County AL, September 24, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
MIMS, MRS. ELIZA E.
Died, in Montgomery, March 12, Mrs. Eliza E. Mims. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., March 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
A MONTGOMERY TRAGEDY - Montgomery, March 30 – At 8 o’clock tonight Knowles Mitchell, aged 18 years, and one of the best known and most popular young men in the city, suicided on the sidewalk in front of the Exchange hotel. Mitchell had been drinking somewhat during the day, just before the fatal shot was fired he was apparently sober. He walked into the Exchange bar, took a drink and calling a friend he walked to the curbstone. He then told his friend that he proposed to kill himself, and gave him the names of six or eight of his intimidate associates who m he desire should be his pall-bearers. With this he pulled his pistol and raised it to his head, but his friend knocked it up as he pulled the trigger and the ball did not touch him. He stepped back and placing the pistol to his head sent a ball crashing through his brain. The staggered backward about 20 feet and fell dead on the pavement. No cause can be assigned for his act except that he had been on a spree today. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, April 5, 1894 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
MOLTON, ROBERT H.
Robert H. Molton, one of Montgomery’s best citizens, died in that city on the 8th inst. He was about 65 years of age and was much esteemed throughout the state of Alabama. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, August 15, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Fireman Killed at Monahans, Tex.
Hubert Moore, Formerly of Montgomery, Ala., Falls from Engine While Train is Moving
Big Springs, Tex., June 21 – Herbert Moore, of Montgomery, Ala., a locomotive fireman of the Texas and Pacific railway, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon at Monahans, Texas, when he fell to the track beneath the wheels between the engine and tender, while the engine was in motion. The remains were brought to Big Springs and will be turned over to a local undertaker to be prepared for burial. Mr. Moore was a single man and his only relative is a sister, Mrs. E. T. Shepherd, residing in Georgiana, Ala. (El Paso Herald, El Paso, Tex., June 21, 1913)
Last Thursday Miss Mattie Murdock, while standing near the edge of the depot platform at Mount Meigs, was struck by a passing train and instantly killed. Source: Hamilton News Press, Marion County AL, October 24, 1895 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
NEWMAN, Rev. JAMES M.
Died, at Montgomery, December 11, Rev. James M. Newman. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
NOBLE, B. F.
B. F. Noble, an old citizen of Montgomery, died recently. Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, February 6, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
O'CONNELL, Maj. JOHN C.
Montgomery, July 13 - Major John C. O'Connell died yesterday afternoon at his residence, corner of Montgomery and Moulton streets, after ten days illness, aged 61 years.
Major O'Connell was a leading citizen. He made an enviable record in the war between the states, having been engineer of the battleship Tennessee and was wounded in the battle of Mobile bay, when Farragut stormed the port in 1861. Previous to that he had served in the Twenty-fourth Alabama regiment.
Major O'Connell was born in Mobile Oct. 12, 1837, and was educated at the Christian Brothers' Catholic School. He entered a foundry when he was 17, remaining there two years, and leaving to become engineer on an Alabama river steamboat. In 1871 he came to Montgomery and went into the cotton compress business with another Mobilian, Mr. John C. Hunter, and both prospered and became two of the most influential men in this city. He married in 1878 Miss Merritt, of Richmond, and she chief of the volunteer department, and the time of his death he was president of the Standard Building and Loan association, president of the Montgomery Cotton factory, president of the Natatorium company, and president of the Excelsior Brick company. (Age-Herald, Birmingham, AL, July 14, 1898)
OLIVER, ROBERT JAMES
Robert James Oliver, 52, died Dec. 25, 2008 at a local hospital. A native of Jackson and resident of Montgomery, he was a transportation technologist senior with the Alabama Department of Transportation and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda C. Oliver of Montgomery; two daughters, Cinnamon Oliver and Annie Oliver, both of Montgomery; two sisters, Charlene B. Siegel of Belleville, Ill. and Kathy K. (Mike) Lammers of Goodland, Kan.; grandmother, Josephine Tillman of McIntosh; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.
He was preceded in death by parents, Agnes Hall Oliver and John Ellis Oliver; daughters, Lacey Oliver and Daisy Oliver.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 2, 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Budget, Building Fund and Bus Barn, 1025 Rifle Range Rd., Wetumpka, AL 36093; or Asera Care Hospice, P.O. Box 1281, Jackson, AL 36545. Arrangements are being directed by Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom. Source: The South Alabamian, January 1, 2009, Submitted by Sabrina Roberts
PATTERSON, Prof. P. H.
A SENSATIONAL TRAGEDY - The most sensational tragedy in which negroes have figured during recent years occurred here yesterday morning.
Prof. P. H. Patterson, a teacher in the State Normal School, colored, and one of the leaders of his race in the South, was brutally murdered at the foot of the altar of the First Baptist Church on Columbus Street.
George W. Pritchett is charged with having fired the shot through Patterson's brain. He is in jail and among his fellow prisoners are several alleged accomplices, all prominent negroes, who are said to have been parties to the crime.
They are Rev. A. J. STOKES, pastor of the First Baptist Church, colored, Rev. J. T. BROWN, the lately deposed pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist church, Rev. W. M. Bracy and Rev. John Barham, also Baptist preachers, who have churches near Montgomery; Forest A Micon and C. J. Micon, Jno. Williams and Mace Coleman. Warrants were sworn out by William Watkins, a reliable negro contactor and builder, and the father-in-law of the deceased.
Watkins declares that these persons were in a conspiracy to get rid of Patterson, or at least protest Stokes from any one opposed to him in any trouble that might arise.
The murder occurred in the presence of over a thousand people, the occasion being the first annual conference of the Alabama Baptist Congress, colored, in which about a hundred ministers from all parts of the State were participating.
Undoubtedly the crime was the outcome of a bitter strife between two factions of Montgomery negro Baptist, Patterson was the leader of one side, and Rev. A. J. Stokes and Rev. J. T. Brown stood at the head of the other faction - [Montgomery Advertiser] (Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, Aug 5, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
PETERSON, JEFFREY AND MRS. BARBARA
Mrs. Barbara Peterson and her husband Jeffrey Peterson
Columbus, Ga.-Mrs. Barbara S. Peterson, 22, of 2419 Central Ave., Augusta, died Friday at the Columbus, Ga. Medical Center, from injuries received in an automobile accident, Sept. 19. Mrs. Peterson's husband, Lt. Jeffrey H. Peterson was killed in the same accident. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the graveside in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
A native of Orangeburg, S.C., Mrs. Peterson was the daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. John Henry Sharpe of Montgomery, Ala. She was a member of Ridge Crest Baptist Church, Montgomery and a graduate of Burgess High School, El Paso, Tex. She attended the OJdnawian University Dependence, Okinawa, and Texas Woman's University, Denton, Tex.
Survivors other than her parents include, a brother, John Ryan Sharpe, Montgomery, Ala.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Sharpe, Swansea. S.C.
Mrs. Peterson was the grand-daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Sharpe, Swansea, S.C. Flowers may be sent to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Source: Date: 1964-09-26; Paper: Augusta [Ga] Chronicle
SUICIDE OF AN ENGINEER - Wm. Raplee, a railroad engineer from Minnesota, died in Montgomery last week from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken with suicidal intent. Raplee was despondent over failure to secure work, and after a weeks' spree ended his life. His mother lives in St. Paul. Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, December 31, 1903 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
The large brick parapet on top of the front of the large store building of Goetter, Well & Co, Montgomery, fell without threat or warning on the street below Wednesday, killing Lon Reese and perhaps fatally injuring Thacker Colder, a popular young clerk in the store. Source: Marion Gazette Appeal, Marion County AL, September 24, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
REESE, Col. WARREN S.
Col. Warren S. Reese, twice mayor of Montgomery, and one of that city’s most popular, most enterprising and most valuable citizens, died Thursday night from the effects of heart failure. He had been in excellent health until the previous day, when he was taken sick. He drove to his home in this carriage, and Thursday morning appeared to be improved in condition, but after nightfall a relapse set in and the end came.
Colonel Reese was the nominee of the populists for United States senator against John T. Morgan., and contested the seat. He was colonel of the Twelfth Alabama Calvary during the war. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, December 30, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
CONFEDERATE VETERAN ANSWERS DEATH CALLS - JOHN MILTON RILEY, 82, died yesterday afternoon at a local infirmary following an illness of ten days duration. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at Leak's Chapel at 3 o'clock, Dr. Donald McGuire , pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Mr. Riley was a native of Montgomery, and was widely known as a Confederate veteran. He was a member of Camp Lomax and also a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge. For several years he had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Internment will be made this afternoon in Oakwood Cemetery with the Leak Company in charge. (Source: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala, Feb. 20, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
ROBERTS, JOHN E.
Died, On Thursday last, at the residence of his brother Willis Roberts, in this city. Mr. John E. Roberts, aged 43 years, for the past twenty years a citizen of Montgomery. Mr. Roberts had been in ill health for some time and went gently down the decline of life, although his death was sudden and unexpected. He was an ingenious and skilled mechanic and has left many evidences of his art as mementos to his relatives. He served the country in the war as a member of the Montgomery Blues. In the private walks of life he was an affectionate and faithful friend and an honest upright man.
“Seek no further his merits to disclose,
Nor draw his failures from beneath the sod
There alike in trembling faith repose,
The bosom of his father and his God.
A Friend - (The Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., June 29, 1876 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
ROBINSON, Mrs. F. E.
The remains of Mrs. F. E. Robinson, who died Saturday, were shipped to Prattville at 9 o’clock yesterday morning. The funeral was held there yesterday afternoon and the internment was made in the family burial ground. Services were held yesterday morning at the residence of the deceased, 304 Tuttle Avenue, prior to the shipment of the remains. Numerous friends of Mrs. Robinson attended the ceremony and beautiful floral designs attested the love in which she was held. Those who acted as pall bearers were: A. B. Wilson, J. M. Hobbie, C. A. Blue, B. A. Bail. T. D. Thompson and E. R. Bernard. Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 14 Sept. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz
SANSOM, J. F.
CONFEDERATE VET DIES - J. F. SANSOM, 89, Passes at Home of Nephew at Sellers - Sellers, Ala.. May 1 (Special) - The funeral of J. F. SANSOM, aged 89, well known Confederate Veteran, who died yesterday afternoon at the home of his nephew, J. B. SANSOM, will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Bethlehem, and will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. McCloud, of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Sansom is survived by four daughters, Mrs. P. M. McMahon, Mrs. Bertha Wallace, and Mrs. L. D. Barfield, of Montgomery, and Mrs. Norah Brown of Sellers. (Source: Montgomery Journal, Montgomery County, Ala., May 1, 1928 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney - NOTE: Hand written note on clipping: Entitled to July 1928 Warrant
SAYRE, Col. CALVIN L.
COL. CALVIN L. SAYRE DEAD - Montgomery, Nov 2 – Col.Calvin L. Sayre, one of the best known men in Alabama, died here this afternoon. He had been in failing health for two years and his death was no surprise to his friends. Colonel Sayre has had an eventful career. He was the man who first unfurled the flag of The Southern Confederacy when Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the steps of the capitol building here. He was the first Confederate soldier wounded in the war. For a great many years he was a professional lobbyist atWashington and has engineered some big deals through the nations; capitol. He has made fortune after fortune by speculation. He leaves a wife and several children in good circumstances. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL. November 8, 1894 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
SCOTT, C. H.
Died, at the Dexter House in Montgomery, December 5, C. H. Scott (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 10, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
STONE, Judge GEORGE W.
JUDGE STONE DEAD – Alabama’s Chief Justice Passes Quietly Away - Montgomery, March 12 - Judge GEORGE W. STONE, Chief Justice of the state supreme court, died yesterday about 11 o’clock at his residence in this city. He had been able to attend to his duties until two days ago, when he was compelled to keep himself at home. Old age was the primary trouble, but the immediate cause of his death was heart failure. Judge Stone was a native of Virginia, having been born in Bedford County, that state on October 24, 1811. His parents removed to Lincoln County, Tenn. in 1817. He read law at Fayetteville and was admitted to the bar in 1834. He located in Talladega in 1840. In 1843, on the death of Judge SHORTRIDGE he was appointed to fill the vacancy on the circuit court bench. In 1856 he was elected to a seat on the supreme bench, serving until 1865. In 1876 he was appointed associate justice by Hourton, and in 1884 was elected chief justice, serving up to his death. Source: Hamilton Free Press, Marion County AL, March 15, 1894 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Died, in Montgomery, December 15, Leopold Strauss. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17, 1874 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
STRINGFELLOW, Rev. HORACE
Rev. Horace Stringfellow, D. D. for twenty-four years rector of St. John's Episcopal church of Montgomery died at this home in that city the past week. After and illness of about four months. He has been delegate from this state to every general convention of the church since 1870. Prior to his removal to Montgomery he was rector of St. Paul Cathedral church at Indianapolis and under his ministration Thomas A Hendricks and Joseph E. McDonald were confirmed as members of his church. There is universal sorrow over his death. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, November 16, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
A FLAMING WOMAN WAS IN HOT PURSUIT – With flames rising above her head, Jane Thornton, of Montgomery, a negro nurse, ran for Mrs. W. M. Teague, Jr., who was holding her infant in her lap. Mrs. Teague fled for her life half over the house before the screaming negro turned from pursuit of her to the kitchen, where the cook threw water on her blazing clothing but too late to save the life of the victim. The nurse was preparing milk for the baby in the bed room, when an alcohol lamp blew up. At once her clothing caught fire, and as the flames enveloped her she ran to Mrs. Teague for succor, whose life and the baby’s would have been sacrificed if she had been overtaken. The smell of burning flesh and the excitement came near resulting seriously for Mr. Teague, though she is able to sit up. Source: Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, October 21, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
WALKER, J. J.
Mr. J. J. Walker, of Montgomery, father of Consul Julien Walker whose serious illness was noted a few days ago, died Wednesday afternoon. He was 84 years old, and originally from Lowndes county. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, August 26, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
WARREN, B. B.
B. B. Warren, a wholesale grocer of Montgomery, and a business man of prominence, died at his residence on Court Street Wednesday morning from the effects of Bright’s disease. He was 54 years old age and had been a resident of this county for many years. Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, October 21, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Willie Watts, aged about 14 years, a son of Gov. Watts, was drowned in the Alabama River at the ferry landing at Montgomery while bathing on the 24th inst. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., May 27 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
Will Harris shot and killed Philip Williams over a game of cards at Montgomery. Both were negroes. Harris is in jail. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, September 7, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
KILLED BY ENRAGED BULL - Gored by an enraged bull, with great gashes and wounds in her body from head to foot, Sallie Williams, an aged negress, died in terrible agony near Montgomery last week, before her body was removed from the scene of the tragedy. There was not a witness to the unequal fight with the maddened animal except Henry Holt, a brother-in-law of the woman, who reached her too late to save her from being literally torn to pieces. Source: Marion County Democrat, Marion County AL, December 17, 1903- Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Died, in Montgomery, February 15, Jane Williamson. (Birmingham Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala., Feb 18, 1875 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
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