Obituaries and Death Notices
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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