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CUTTING HER OWN THROAT. New-Orleans, June 17.—News has been received here of the suicide of Mrs. Augusta L. Walton, who cut her throat with a penknife. She was visiting her sister, Mrs. Thomas fipraguo, who Urea in tbo Parish of Catahoula.on Sicily Island. Mrs. Walton belonged to a hlgher respectable and talented family. Her father, John S. Walton, was Treasurer of New-Orleans some years ago. She was a first cousin to J. B. Walton, commander of the Washington Artillery during the war, and was also a niece of ex-Gov. Letcher. of Virginia. She had been ill a few days before she committed the rash act, and It Is believed by her relatives that her mind was unsettled from the effects of strong medicines of her own administering, as she was delirious the night previous to her death. She had never displayed any signs of Insanity before. The New York Times Thursday June 18, 1885

Samuel E. Dale Jr., 88 SICILY ISLAND -- Samuel E. Dale Jr., a former superintendent of Catahoula Parish Schools, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Sicily Island First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Harrisonburg Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville The News Star Published: May 27. 2010

DIED. MOBLEY-At the family residence, corner Sixteenth and Elliott streets, Alexandria, La., on Friday, September 23, 1921, at 2:12 p. m., Warren Guice Mobley, aged 78 years, 11 months and 2 days. The funeral took place this morn ing at 10 o'clock, the service being esaducted at the family residence by the Rev. Dr. B. L. Price, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, as sisted by Rev. Ralph S. Prosser of the Episcopal Church, who is State Chaplain of the United Confederate Veterans. Interment was made in Rapides cemetery, Pineville, by the Hixson Undertaking Company. In terment was made by the side of his wife, who preceded him on February 18, 1910. Mr. Mobley leaves two children, seven grandchildren and two great grand-children. His son and daughter are Mr. Hoover H. Mobley and Mrs. A. M. Ringgold. The grand children are W. M. Ringgold, Miss Mary Ringgold, Mrs. E. A. Tomb, Elwyn, Clif. ton, Leslie and Catherine Alice Mobley; and the great-grandchildren are Doris Lane and Warren Mobley Ringgold. His wife was Mary Hoover, of Catahoula parish, to whom he was married on November 16, 1865. Mr. Mobley also leaves a half-broth er and sister, Mr. Geo. W. Blockson, of Clayton, La., and Mrs. Anna Guice, of Natchez, Miss. Mr. Mobley was born on Fairvie plantation, Concordia parish, October 21, 1842, but moved when quite young to Wateree plantation in Catahoula parish. His early education was secured at Cornish's school in Natchez, Miss. From there he went to Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, where he studied for three years, This was just before the outbreak of the war, and as war talk was so strong at that'time he concluded to leave Kenyon and came South again and attended the Louisiana State Seminary near this city, and from this school he joined the Tensas Cav. airy, composed of men from Tensas and Catahoula parishes, which organ isation was attached to the First Mississippi Regiment, commanded by Colonel Wirt Adams. His organiza. tion engaged in all Tennessee, Mis. sissippi and Kentucky campaigns. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Shiloh, when his horse was shot from under him, and was held by the Federals in Camp Douglas, near Chicago for six months, finally being exchanged, when he rejoined his com. mand and remained throughout the balance of the Civil War period. After the war Mr. Mobley took an active part in the reconstruction era was active in politics, always being a staunch Democrat. He organized the Alexandria City Municipal Demo cratic Party twenty years ago, and was honored with being chosen the chairman of the City Democratic Executive Committee at that time and held the position until his death. He was sheriff of Cataboula parish for many years, was deputy clerk of court and president of the poltce jury and the school board of the same parish Deceased was commander of Jefferson Davis camp no 6 U C V and  served on the staff of several major generals and was present judge advocate with the present rank of lieutenant  colonel on the staff of General O. D. Brooks, commander of the Louisiana Division of United Confederate Vet erans. He was engaged in planting in Catahoula parish for many years and later on established the Catahoula Times, which he conducted until 1892, when he came to Alexandria with his family and bought and conducted the Louisiana Democrat with the assistance of his son, Mr. H. H. Mobley. He retired from this work when his health became impaired. Mr. Mobley was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was highly educated, a good conversationalist, and possessed the art of making and retaining his friends. He was a good man and lived an exemplary Christian life. His bereaved children and other relatives have the sympathy of their large circle of friends. The active pallbearers at the funeral were M. F. Holloman, Sr., G. W. Pearce, W. M. Ringgold, Dr. L. W., Peart, Elwyn Mobley and Clifton Mobley. The honorary pallbearers were C. E. Roberts, Jonas Rosenthal, Judge James Andrews, Ben T. Lewis, J. A. Whiteley, Gen. D. T. Stafford, Judge L. L. Hooe, A. W. McMichael, J. E. McAdams, J. D. Weast, J. H. Smith, L. M. Firnberg, R. S. Thornton, Major E. J. Barrett H. M. Huie, R. C. Jarreau, L. J. Hakenyos, J. W. Beasley, Guy M. Toomb, Rev. R. H. Prosser.


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