Burke County, Georgia Newspaper Items
Deaths and Obits
Died in Georgia - Herbert Gray of Burke County.
Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 21, 1876 - submitted by Shauna
Died At Cherry Hill, near Waynesborough, Burke county, on the 13th
inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, wife of Mulford Marsh, Esq., in the 35th
year of her age. [Macon
Weekly Telegraph, March 2, 1841 - submitted by Christina Anthony]
Died, in Waynesboro, Burke Co., on the 28th
ult, Mr. Leaston Snead, in the 40th year of his age. He has left a
wife, six children, and numerous friends and relatives, to mourn their
1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Died, in Burke county, on the 3d inst. Thadeus
W. son of Leaston and Susan Snead, aged 13 years. Never has it been my
lot to chronicle a more melancholy event. The clay had scarce commenced
to settle over the corpse of the father, ere the son is called to be
numbered among the dead. The only prop of the mother—the last fond hope
of the sister,is gone. The Great Arbiter of Nature has called him
from this to a better world. Oh, Death ! couldn't thou but have staid
to call for a while, what a consolation it would have been to a
distressed mother and weeping sisters—grieve not distressed mother—weep
not affectionate sisters—your dutiful son, your affectionate brother is
gone—a messenger to commune with his father.
Date: 1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta
Died, at the residence
of his father, in Burke county, on the 10th inst, Henry Jones, aged
four years, son of Willis S. and Harriet A. Brazeal.
Date: 1840-09-14; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Died of bilious fever,
on the 21st inst. at his residence in Barnwell District, S. C, Mr.
Stephen Smith, a native of Burke Co., Ga.. aged 64 years.
Date: 1840-08-01; Paper: Augusta
The deceased was a man of
firmness and integrity. Those who knew him—and in this community
he had many friends - they can fully appreciate his solid worth, and
award to him possession of those virtues of the heart and
qualities of the head, which enable him to discharge so faithfully as
he did, the duties of husband, parent, master. friend, and patriot; and
which thus rendered him useful, honored, and beloved, in all the
relations of life.: Though his illness was sudden, it must be a
consolation to his friends, to know that he met the approaches of death
with extraordinary calmness, and that he reflected upon his departure
as one, who, having been brought to feel his need of mercy, was enabled
to exclaim with his last dying breath, "Happy, happy, happy! "
Date: 1840-08-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Found Dead At 4 o'clock, P. M., 21st Sept., a man, supposed to be
an Irishman, 5 feet 6 inches highing, weigh 150 to 160 pounds, aged
about 30 years, was found dead near No, 8 1-2 on Central Railroad,
Burke Co., Ga. It is supposed his death was caused by falling
from the cars. He was dressed in uniform, blue pants and blue flannel
shirts, with bayonet and cartridge box. On his person was found a one
dollar bill on the Bank of Columbus, and 35 cents in silver. No papers
were found upon the person to designate his name or whereabouts.
Date: 1861-09-25; Paper: Macon Telegraph
DEACON OF F. A. B.
After an Illness of four weeks, Mr. Chas Matthews died at his home, 307
west Waldburg lane at, 3 o'clock Sunday morning last.. He was born in
Burke county 73 years ago, coming to Savannah when quite a young man.
For a number of years he conducted a drayage business until his health
began to fail him some five or six months ago. He was baptized by Rev.
Geo Gibbons and fellowshipped Into the First African Baptist. Church
about 1873. He was placed on the deacon's, staff during the pastorate
of Rev. K. Love and served faithfully under Rev. J.W. Carr and Rev.
W.L. Jones and up to his death. He was buried from the church Tuesday
Date: 1915-05-15; Paper: Savannah Tribune
Died on Thursday
morning, the 5th inst., Martha Caroline, daughter of James and Martha
Brandon, of this county, aged 18 years. She exhibited in life, a
striking example of the domestic virtues and in death, the resignation
and confidence of an unwavering faith.
1842-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
On the first inst. at
Bark Camp, Burke Co. Floyd Milton, 3rd son of Brinson and Ethalinda
Fountain; aged 8 yrs and 6 days.
Date: 1842-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Died, suddenly, at his
residence in Burke County, on the 6th inst., Alfred Inman, Esq.. in the
56th year of his age. The subject of this notice was
born and reared within one mile of the spot on which he died, and in
the same neighborhood where his ancestors watered with their blood the
tree of American Liberty. Possessing an ample fortune, he
left no stone unturned to relieve the distresses of the poor of his
vicinity. He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father,
and a kind master. Long, long will the widow and orphan of his
neighborhood mourn his death. Although the archer's shaft came at an
unexpected moment, and in the twinkling of an eye Master's amour which
he had worn for fifteen years; he had "set his household in order" and
lived with the sacred command constantly in view, "By ye always ready,
for you know not when the Son of Man cometh" He was for fifteen years a
constant member of the Baptist Church at Bark Camp. The writer has
known him long and intimately, and never knew him to err. To his
bereaved widow I say, be comforted; your husband is in Heaven; you too,
are gliding onward, and will soon meet him where bliss will ever
abound. To his disconsolate children I say Prepare- "Be ye always
ready" - and again you will meet your dather.
Midville, Burke Co Jan 9 1850 Date: 1851-01-17; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Waynesboro Lady Dead
Waynesboro Ga. July 21 Mrs. Arthur Brigham of Girard died this morning
at the Augusta hospital. The body was brought to Waynesboro this
morning and will be buried at Bethany Church at 11 o'clock Saturday.
She leaves a husband and one child.
Date: 1905-07-22; Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer
Col. John J Jones
Ex-Congressman from Swainsboro Died Suddenly Yesterday
Waynesboro Oct. 19. CoIonel John J. Jones, ex-congress man from this
district, died very suddenly in Swainsboro today. He was attending
superior court at that place. In his death Burke county loses one of
its best citizens. Colonel Jones was a loyal member and friend of the
church. He was a trustee of Oxford college. Col Jones' remains
will be brought to Waynesboro for interment, which will take place
Date: 1898-10-20; Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer
The Waynesboro Expositor has the following: On
Thursday last Mr. Hezekiah Davis, who lives near the Jefferson line,
committed suicide by shooting himself, and then drinking a bottle of
laudanum. Mr. D. was out working on his farm as usual, and gave no
evidence of any unusual excitement or agitation. Leaving the field he
proceeded to his house, and entering a room immediately shot him self
with a pistol, which not killing him instantly, he drank the laudanum,
and died in a few minutes. No cause is assigned for the rash act, and
the only answer he gave his wife in response to an inquiry was, "It was
not from any cause given by you."
Date: 1876-06-20; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Death of Dr. Burdell.—The friends of Dr.
Thomas Burdell, of Waynesboro, were pained to hear of his death, which
occurred Thursday night at his house in that place. He had been in bad
health for some time. Dr. Burdell has many relatives in this city,
several of whom have gone down to Burke county.
Date: 1881-07-19; Paper: Macon
WAYNESBORO. Ga.-Funeral services for Floyd M. Mobley, 69, who died
Thursday in an Augusta hospital after an extended illness, will be held
at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopper-DeLoach Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Henry K. Erwin will officiate and burial will be in Magnolia
Cemetery, Waynesboro. Pallbearers will be James Dixon, Charles Dixon.
Flint Mobley, Thomas Mobley, Gordon Mobley. Thomas L. Mobley, Gene Odom
and Jack Odom.
A native of Burke County. Mr. Mobley was the son of the late Tobe and
Mitt Littlefield Mobley. He was a veteran of World War I and a member
of the American Legion. Otranto Barracks No. 1049, World War 1 Veterans
and the Peace Officers Assn.
Survivors include his widow. Mrs. Mary Odom Mobley; and also a number
of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Hopper DeLoach Funeral Home. Waynesboro.
Date: 1964-09-26; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Mrs. James Jones
Waynesboro, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs Carrie Bell Jones of
Waynesboro, wife of James Jones, who died April 30. will be held today
at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: two daughters. Mrs Ruthie Mae Shipp and
Mrs. Catherine Jones: and a son. Charlie Jones, all of Miami. Fla.
Friends may call at Phinazee Funeral Home in Waynesboro.
Date: 1971-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Waynesboro. Ga. — Funeral services for Willie Scarborough of
Waynesboro, who died April 30. will be held today at 3 p.m. at
Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev F..J. Jones officiating. Burial
will be in Maple Branch cemetery.
Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Hattie Scarborough; a sister. Mrs.
Nancy Harrison of Waynesboro, and a brother. Charlie Lewis of Detroit.
Friends may call at Brown and Carter Funeral Home in Waynesboro Mrs.
Graveside services for Mrs. Righton Habersham Magid. a former resident
of Augusta and wife of the late Louis B Magid. were held Saturdav at
Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. C. Edward Reeves Jr. officiating
Survivors include a son. Col Louis B. Magid Jr. of Winter Park. Fla.:
and two daughters. Mrs William A. Willis and Mrs. Charles Coldwell.
both of Miami Shores. Fla. Augusta relatives include Mrs. Eugene P
Avery and James L. Robertson
Date: 1971-05-09; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
Gough Ga. — Lindsey Morris, 67, of Gough. died Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Noah's Ark Baptist
Church with the Rev. J. J. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the
church cemetery . A native of Burke County, Ga., he was a member of
Bryant Grove Baptist Church Survivors include four sons. Conorway
Gordon. New Brunswick. N. J.. Sam Gordon. South River. N.J.. Prince
Gordon. Jacksonville. Fla and Roosevelt Gordon. Augusta: three
daughters. Mrs Oneal Brown. Boston Mass . Mrs Maggie Fields and Mrs
Sallie Lovelt. both of Buffalo. NY. and two brothers. Harrison Morris.
Midville. Ga.. and Robert Morris. Ft Lauderdale. Fla.
Friends may call at Carter's Funeral Home. Gough.
Date: 1970-05-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
At his residence near
Columbus on the 10th Gen. John A. Walker; aged 36 years, formerly of
Transcribed by Erica
Deaths In Burke County, Georgia
Alexander Canswell, aged 75.
David Emanuel, Esq. aged 64.
6 Apr 1808, Essex Register Submitted by Kim Torp