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The funeral of Dr. G. C. Chapman. Remains Laid to Rest in Simpkinsville, Wilcox County, Thursday.
Dr. D. F. Talley, Dr. Mack Rogers, W. J. Adams and Cliff Bondurant, who escorted the remains of Dr. G. C. Chapman to his old home in South Alabama, returned to the city yesterday morning. They arrived at Simpkinsville, where Dr. Chapman's father and mother reside, late Wednesday afternoon and remained until after the burial, which took place at noon Thursday.
            The body was escorted from Pine Apple to Simpkinsville, a distance of twelve miles, by a delegation representing the Knights of Pythias lodge of Pine Apple, and the burial ceremonies were conducted by the Knights of Pythias and the Masons, to both of which organizations Dr. Chapman had belonged for a number of years. Long before leaving his home he became a member of the Masonic order, and until his death retained his membership in the same lodge he had first joined.
          The floral offerings placed on the tier were beautiful and profuse and when the grave had been filled in with dirt they were placed upon the mount, entirely covering it.
         Dr. Chapman's father is a practicing physician at Simpkinsville, and he has a brother who is a dentist at Pine Apple. Another brother is a merchant at Simpkinsville. The mother and one married sister are the only other members of the family.
         Mrs. F. B. Daniels, of Avondale, a cousin of Dr. Chapman, went with the funeral party to Wilcox County.  Source: Age-Herald, March 30, 1901, Transcribed by C. Anthony 

(Special to The Advertiser) Pine Apple, Ala., Sept. 24--Dr. R. Z. Chapman, one of the most prominent and well known dentists in the state, was severely burned last Saturday in his office by the explosion of a gasoline tank; lingering in great suffering until Monday, when he died. He was 47 years of age, born and reared near Pine Apple. He had made this his home for 27 years. He leaves a wife and three children: Mrs. Williamson, of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Lee of Bellefontain, Ohio, and a son, Zolon Chapman, of Moblie. Interment at Pine Apple.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser, September 25, 1920, Transcribed by C. Anthony 


The venerable Judge John A. Cuthbert of Mobile, died night of 22nd in 9th year of his age.  Source: Wilcox News, September 29, 1881; Submitted by Peggy Thompson

DUNHAM, Children of Mr.

Claiborne, Alabama, July 22
Dreadful Accident
On Tuesday, the 6th inst. in the county of Wilcox, happened one of those horrid catastrophes which are terrible to relate.  The circumstances as related to us were these.  There stood a hollow tree in the yard of a Mr. Dunham, whose children were in the daily habit of sheltering themselves from the heat of the sun and playing in its capacious trunk.  On the day above mentioned, there came up a severe thunderstorm, and three of the children, as usual, took shelter from the raging elements in the hollow of the tree.  They had not been there long before the gale grew stronger and blew down the tree, which instantly killed one of the children and the tow others were taken out mangled in a most shocking manner, one of whom died of his wounds in a day or two.  The other has recovered having one of his legs broken to atoms from its knew down.  A caution to fathers to protect their families from unsound trees.
Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, September 7, 1830 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper

H. P. HANLEY, publisher of the Wilcox Banner, was assassinated, Sept. 6th., while traveling the public road, by some unknown person. Source: Vernon Clipper, Lamar County AL, September 26, 1879 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Pine Apple, Dec. 10--(Special)--This community has suffered a great loss in the death of Dr. S. M. Hawthorne which occurred yesterday morning at 6:30 o clock.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 11, 1903, Transcribed by C. Anthony




Mr. Joseph Henderson, a brother of Mr. Thomas Henderson, one of the editors of the Talledega Mountain Home died in Allenton, Wilcox County, last week. Source: Vernon Pioneer, Lamar County AL, May 3, 1878 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Last week Isaac Jenkins one of the oldest and best negroes of Apenton, Wilcox county, was killed by lightning.  He was on horseback and was just leaving the depot.  He and his horse were killed instantly.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, August 27, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


B. J. Kittrell, a former resident of Camden, died. Source: Wilcox News, September 8, 1881;  Submitted by Peggy Thompson

Mr. A. C. Luckie, Jr., died Monday night at 9 30 o'clock after a lingering illness of several weeks at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Luckie of Pine Apple. Funeral services were held from his parents' residence, Wednesday morning. Mr. Luckie is survived by his wife and two sons, Charlie and Robert, his parents and one brother, Mr. H. E. Luckie, of Canton.
Interment will be made in the family cemetery.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser, October 6, 1910, Transcribed by C. Anthony

Mr. Jules Miller committed suicide at Pine Hill yesterday by taking laudanum.  He was a young man of promise and was the son of Jules L. Miller of that place.  He said to a friend Thursday that he was tired of life and was thinking of committing suicide but nothing was thought of the remark. The remains were buried at Pine Hill today. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, September 24, 1896 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


(Special to The Advertiser) - Lower Peachtree, Sept. 12--After an illness of only a few hours E. C. Sheffield died early Monday at his home there.
         Mr. Sheffield was born and reared about ten miles north of here at Yellow Bluff, Ala. and was 62 years old. For more than thirty years he has been a resident of this place.
          Besides his wife five daughters survive, Mrs. H. Gates of Gainestown, Ala., Mrs. Grady Priman of Coy, Ala., Miss Nellie Sheffield of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. John Baker and Mrs. Myrtle Donaldson of this place.  Source: Montgomery Advertiser, September 13, 1917, Transcribed by C. Anthony


(Special to The Advertiser) Pine Apple, Ala., Oct. 20--The home of Mr. H. H. Watkins was visited late Tuesday afternoon by the death angel, when God called the husband and father home to rest. He was one of Pine Apple's oldest citizens. He served in the war between the states. He was 84 year old. He leaves a widow, four sons, Clarence, Nathan, and Brutus Watkins of Pine Apple, Howard Watkins of Burnt Corn, Ala. Two daughters, Susie Watkins of Pine Apple and Mrs. Herman Haas, and one sister, Mrs. Mosley, of Burnt Corn.
         Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. The cortege went from his home to Bethlehem, where his remains were laid to rest.
         There are a large circle of friends who extend their deepest sympathy to the family in their bereavement.   Source: Montgomery Advertiser, October 22, 1921, Transcribed by C. Anthony


Theodore Wiltze died at his residence near Rehobeth, on October 5, 1881. Source: Wilcox News, September 8, 1881;  Submitted by Peggy Thompson

WOLFE, Infant

(Special to The Advertiser) Selma, Ala., June 5,--James Robert Wolfe, nine-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wolfe, died at a Selma hospital Sunday night. The remains were shipped to Pine Apple Monday morning, where interment will be made. Rev. Father Stagg, of Selma officiating.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser, June 6, 1922, Transcribed by C. Anthony

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