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Allday, Miyama E.
     FAllday, Miyama E, 5305 Elkridge. Survived by wife, Mrs. Charlotte Allday; daughter, Miss Veronica Allday; mother , Mrs. Edna Allday; brother Jack Allday, Pascagoula, Mississippi; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Pinter, Dallas, Mrs. Lucile Farragut, Pascagoula. Graveside services 11:00 a.m., Monday, Grovel Hill Mser. John P. Brady officiating.
     Troy Suggs Funeral Home 7623 Military Pkwy.
[Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Section A, Page 29, Monday, June 24, 1974 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Baptiste, John F.
Scranton, Nov. 3. - John F. Baptiste, one of the oldest residents of Pascagoula, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Jacob Baptiste, this morning after a lingering illness of several years. He leaves a wife and two children who reside in Mobile, a mother, two sisters and one brother reside here, and a sister that resides at Three Rivers, Miss. His remains will be buried in the Catholic cemetery at Pascagoula tomorrow.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume XI, Issue 70, Page 10, November 7, 1908 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Beckham, E.C.
Pascagoula, Miss., August 20.
     Mr. E.C. Beckham, aged 57 years, a well known and respected citizen of this city, died suddenly yesterday morning at 11:45 o’clock while at the packing house of Mr. M. L. Pol. He was a native of Mobile county and been living in Pascagoula about twelve years. He leaves three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown.
[Daily Herald, August 20, 1913 -  Transcribed by AFOFG]

Bell, Ambrose A.
At his mother's residence, near Ramsay, Ala., on Thursday, Feb 23, 1888, at 3 o'clock, p.m., Mr. Ambrose A. Bell, formerly of Moss Point, Miss., aged 36 years.
[Pascagoula Democratic Star, February 24, 1888 - Submitted by AFOFG]

Bilbo, Henry Morris
     At Ocean Springs, Miss. May 14, 1885 Henry Morris Bilbo, son of Wm. M. and Harriet A. Bilbo, aged 13 years 5 months and 23 days.
     He was a good, obedient child and bore his sufferings with patience to the last. Kind to his brothers and sisters and all he had intercourse with. We deeply sympathize with the sorrowing parents and children, but they grieve not as those who have no hope.Look up, sorrowing friends, for the time will come when you will meet your loved and lost never more to be separated. May He who marks the sparrow's fall comfort you in this sad bereavement.
T. W. Ellis
[Pascagoula Democratic Star, May 14, 1885 - Submitted by AFOFG]

Bilbo, Sabra Isabella
     Bilbo - At Scranton, Miss., November 28, 1878, at the residence of Mr. C. H. Alley, Sabra Isabella Bilbo, aged 21 years, 7 months and 9 days.
     Sabra Isabella Bilbo was born in Jackson county, Miss., April 19, 1857, and died Nov. 28, 1878, therefore was 21 years, 7 months and 9 days old. She went to Arkanasa when a small child, with her father, and after his death mr. C. H. Alley sent for her, together with her twin sister and brothers, and brought her to his home and raised her as one of his children. She was greatly beloved by the family in which she was reared, and by a host of friends and relatives, for her many noble virtues and amiable disposition, and her death is mourned by all who knew her.
     She was a member of the baptist church of Scranton, was a consistent Christian, and died in the faith of a believer in jesus.
     "Death should come Gently to one of gentle would like thee, As light winds, wandering through graves of bloom, Detach the delicate blossoms from the tree. Close thy sweet eyes calmly, and without  pain, And we trust in God to see thee yet again."
A Friend
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, December 6, 1878 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Blalack, Linwood
Died – Little Linwood Blalack, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Blalack, of this place, died at Biloxi, last Tuesday, at 10 p.m. at the age of 7 months. Its remains were brought back here for interment, Wednesday.
[Democrat Star - July 9, 1886]

Blanc, L. Charles
On Saturday, Aug. 3, at Pascagoula, L. Charles Blanc, aged 47 years.
[Times-Picayune, August 11, 1867 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Bliss, Col. W.W.S.
Death of Col. Bliss

     We are pained to state that the Mobile papers received last nightconfirmed the report of the death of Col. W. W. S. Bliss, of the United States Army. He died at Pascagoula, between twelve and one o'clock on the morning of the 5th instant.
     The gallant officer was one of the most distinguished in our service, as well for his intellectual as his military qualities. During the Mexican war he was the Adjutant General to gen. Taylor, serving in all the battles on the northern line of operations, and by his indomitable energy, his deliberate courage, and, most of all, by the memorable despatches, identifying himself with the fame of his illustrious commander. Since the peace he has been recognized both in and out of the army as one of the most  valuable officers in the service. Soon after the close of the war he married Miss betty Taylo, the daughter of the illustrious General; thus crowning his military career with the most signal evidence of the confidence and affection of his commander, who also constituted him his private secretary when elected to the Presidency, which he filled for so brief a period.
     Col. Bliss, at the time of his death, was attached to the staff of Major. Gen. Twiggs, and was with his headquarters at East Pascagoula when attacked with the bilious fever, of which he died. This sad news will be received with profound regret in all parts of the country, which will preserve and honor his memory.
[Daily National Intelligencer, August 12, 1853 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Bolton, William M.
Special to The Advertiser

Mobile, Ala., Dec. 9 – William M. Bolton, aged eighty-four years, a native of Mobile County, who for many years operated a farm in Hall’s Mill road, a Confederate Veteran and Christian gentleman, died Monday night at Pascagoula, Miss, after an illness of one month’s duration. He is survived by nine children, H. H., M., R. L., Joesph E., J. S. Bolton of Mobile; Mrs. U. J. Rabby of Pascagoula, Mrs. P. S. Antoine, Mrs. Alice Mallory, Mrs. Charles Kramer of this county; one brother , J. H. Bolton; one sister , Mrs. E. Rowell; a number of grand children and other relatives . Deceased was a member of Semmes camp Confederate Veterans, having been a gallant soldier during the Civil War. The remains were brought to Mobile Tuesday and taken to the home of his son, J.E. Bolton, on Bay Avenue in Oakdale, from which place the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon and later from Zion Baptist Church at Mertz.
[Montgomery Advertiser, December10, 1913 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Bouton, Jessica
     Bouton - At Moss Point, Miss., Sept. 21, 1883, Jessica, youngest daughter of Charles S. Bonton and Fannie J. Rhodes, aged 4 months and 8 days.
     N.O. Picayune and Times Democrat please copy.
[Pascagoula Democratic Star, May 14, 1885 - Submitted by AFOFG]

Boyer, Mary E.
     Mrs. Mary E. Boyer wife of John B. Boyer died at Scranton on Sunday Oct. 18th, aged twenty-seven years, of child birth after a lingering sickness of six weeks. Kind and considerate as a neighbor, an affectionate daughter and sister, adevoted and indulgent mother and a true, loving wife, she discharged in a faithful manner all the relations of life and leaves a void, in a mourning circle, which cannot be filled.
     A little daughter six years of age and the innocent boy babe are left to the care of the father, and to sustain a loss which they cannot now appreciate.
[Star of Pascagoula, October 24, 1874 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Bransford, Mrs. J. B.
Ocean Springs Lade Dies in Chicago

Ocean Springs, Dec. 29. - Mrs. J. B. Bransford of Chicago, formerly Miss Annie Snyder of Ocean Springs, died Tuesday in Chicago of pneumonia. THe body was brought to Ocean Springs for burial Saturday night. The funeral was held yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the residence of Charles E. Clark, interment being in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Bransford was the eldest daughter of the late Col. Wm. R. Snyder and sister of Charles Snyder of this city, who with the sorrowing husband survives. She resided here for several years nd many old friends and acquaintances sorrow over her passing.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume XXII, Issue 115, Page 3, December 29, 1919
- Transcribed by AFOFG]
 

Brash, Mrs. Mattie
Mrs. Mattir Brash, wife of Chas. brash, died at Scranton lat week. She was the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Wm. George, of Pascagoula.
[Biloxi Herald, Dec. 22, 1894 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Brewton, Mrs. A. L.
     Mobile, Ala., Nov. 9 – Mrs. Almeda L. Brewton, a native of Jackson county, Miss. Died Thursday after a short illness at her home in this city, where she had lived for the past eighteen years. The remains were taken to Pascagoula, Miss., for burial on Friday. She is survived by three sons, Royal R. Joseph and Mary Brewton, and two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Gentry and Mrs. E. T. Hillburg, of this city, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reeder, and three brothers George Eutrekin, Captain John Eutrekin of Biloxi, Miss., and Captain J. E. Entrekin, of Mobile, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. Entrekin, at Waynesboro, Miss, and a large family connection.
[Montgomery Advertiser, November 10, 1917 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Broom, Major Thomas R.
Died, On the 4th Feb. at Pascagoula, State of Mississippi, Major Thomas R. Broom, Superintendent of the public works at that place, and formerly Paymaster of the 7th Regiment United States' Infantry.
[Daily Georgian, April 2, 1829 - Transcribed BY AFOFG]

Budro, Silveran
     Silveran Budro, an old negro creole, died last Saturday between this place and Moss Point. he had lived here for a long time and was a familiar figure on our streets and known by every man, woman and child within a radius of ten miles. Now, that life's fatal fever is over, it is our wish that he rests well.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, September 27, 1889 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
 
Calhoun, Laura
Died – Last Tuesday, the 22nd, Mrs. Laura Calhoun relict of the late Rev. C. W. Calhoun, died at her residence on Dutch Bayou and leaves several small children.
[Democrat Star - Jan. 25, 1884]

Cannady, J. H.
Cannady - At his home in Three Rivers, Miss., March 11, 1884, J. H. Cannady, a native of Onslow county, North Carolina, aged 61 years, 5 months and 17 days.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, March 11, 1884 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Carr
Mr. Carr, an old citizen of this place, died at Scranton on Wednesday.
[Star of Pascagoula, December 25, 1875 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Cassanova, Mme. E. A.
Cassanova - In Scranton, Miss., Oct. 9, 1884, at a quarter past one in the morning, Mme. E. A. Cassanova, daughter of  Mr. Joseph Walkel, aged 27 years, a native of New Orleans, La. New Orleans papers please copy.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, October 2. 1884 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Castanera, Captain E.
Old and Respected Coast Citizen Dead
Captain E. Castanera Passes Away At Pascagoula – Leaves Six Children – Three Sons in Biloxi
Biloxi, Aug 22.

     Captain E. Castanera, a native of Provincio de Lugo, Spain, born April 16, 1836, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Pascagoula. He had been a resident of the Coast for sixty years, the greater part of which was spent at Pascagoula. Canptain Castanera was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the Coast and had a large circle of admiring friends and relatives.
     Captain Castanera is survived by his widow, six children, and sixteen grandchildren. His children are Eugene Frank Tribio Castanera of Biloxi, Clarence Castanera of Long Beach, Mrs. C. W. Barnett of Mobile and Mrs. Mack Watkins of Moss Point.
     Interment will be made today at 2 o’clock in the McPhelah cemetery between Moss Point and Pascagoula. Captain Castanera was a member of the Catholic Church.
[Daily Herald, August 22, 1911 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Chanteraut, Antoine
     At his residence, in East Pascagoula, Miss., Monday evening, May 21, 1888, Mr. Antoine Chanteraut, at the age of 76 years and 25 days.
     Mr. Chanteraut was one of our oldest citizens, and one highly respected by all. He was born in Louhaus, France, April 26, 1812, came to America in 1845 and settled here in 1848. Nearly six years ago he married Miss M. E. Sarrazin, daughter of Capt J. E. Sarrazin and Zuline Krebs, of this place, who were among our first settlers and best citizens. For sometime Mr. Chunterant(sic) has been an invalid, expecting at an moment the termination life's fitful dream. He leaves a wife to grieve alone at the sundering on nature's ties, as no other relatives of the deceased are known in this country. We extend to her our sympathy in her hour of bereavement.
[Pascagoula Democratic Star, May 21, 1888 - Submitted by AFOFG] 

Clifford, Mrs. George T
Mrs. George T. Clifford died yesterday at Gautier, Miss. She was a native of Seymour, and aged 40 years. The deceased was brought to Biloxi at 8:40 this morning and buried by the Bradford Undertaking Company at Seymour.
[Date: 1918-10-29;Paper: Daily Herald - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]  

Cannody, J. H.
Connody - At his home in Three Rivers, Miss., March 11, 1884, J. H. Cannady , a native of Onslow County, North Carolina, aged 61 years, 5 months and 17 days.
[The Pascagoula Democrat Star - March 11, 1884- Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Carson, Emanuel
Died -  Emanuel Carson, a Negro, who had been in jail at this place since Dec. 26, 1883, died in jail last Friday morning and was buried by the county.
[Democrat Star - June 4, 1886]

Castanera, Captain E.
Old and Respected Citizen Dead
Captain E. Castanera Passes Away at Pascagoula - Leaves Six Children - Three Sons In Biloxi

Biloxi, August 22.
     Captain E. Castanera, a native of Provincio de Lugo, Spain, born April 16, 1836, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Pascagoula. he had been a resident of the Coast for sixty years, the greater part of which was spent at Pascagoula. Captain Castanera was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the Coast and had a large circle of admiring friends and relatives.
     Captain Castanera is survived by his widow, six children, and sixteen grandchildren. His children are Eugene Frank and Tribio Castanera of Biloxi, Clarence Castanera of Long Beach, Mrs. C. W. Barnett of Mobile and Mrs. Mack Watkins of Moss Point.
     Interment will be made today at 2 o'clock in the McPhelah cemetery between Moss Point and Pascagoula. Captain Castanera was a member of the Catholic Church.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume II, Issue 28, Page 1, August 22, 1911 - Transcribed by AFOFG] 

Chidsey, Dr. C.
Dr. C. Chidsey died very suddenly of apoplexy, at Pascagoula, on Wednesday last.
[The Clarion (Jackson, Mississippi), May 11, 1887 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Clifford, Mrs. George T.
Mrs. George T. Clifford died yesterday at Gautier, Miss. She was a native of Seymour, and aged 40 years. The deceased was brought to Biloxi at 8:40 this morning and buried by the Bradford Undertaking Company at Seymour.
[Daily Herald, October 29, 1918 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Colmer, Anna L.
Death of Mrs. Henry Colmer
Devoted Mother of Large family Passes Away at Home in Soria City
Gulfport, Feb. 24

At about four-thirty yesterday afternoon passed out of this lifeat her home at Soria City, Mrs. Anna L. Colmer, wife of Henry Colmer and devoted mother of a large family. Mrs. Colmer had been sick for some two weeks. She was born at Escatawpa, Miss., Dec. 31, 1856, and was the mother of the following children: Henry Colmer, who lives in Burmingham, Ala., Leon and aMrvin (sic) Colmer of Moss Point, Ed Colmer, also of Birmingham, Willie Colmer, who has been attending Millsaps College, and Misses Maude, Eva, Irma and Anna Colmer.
     Mrs. Colmer's death is a sad blow to her husband and family, who will have a sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
     The funeral will take place at three o'clock this afternoonfrom the 25th avenue Methodist Church. The services will be conducted by Dr. Felix R. Hill and the interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.
[Daily Herald, February 24, 1911 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Colmer, William M.
Southern Stalwart Ex-Rep. Colmer Dies

     Pascagoula, Miss. (UPI) - William M. Colmer, 90, whose 40 years in congress epitomized Southern political conservatism, died Tuesday in a Pascagoula hospital after an extended illness.
     Colmer, the former traffic cop elected to congress in 1932 on the coattails of Roosevelt liberalism, entered the Singing River Hospital three weeks ago. Doctors said he died of natural causes.
     A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula. Colmer was survived by his wife, Ruth Minor Colmer; two sons, Dr, William M. ColmerJr. of Pensacola, Fla., and James H. Colmer of Pascagoula; and two sisters.
[Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Page 42, September 11, 1980 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Cooley, Walter S.
Scranton, Miss., April 7 - Enginner Walter S. Cooley of the steamboat Minnie Lee met with a sudden death at noon todaywhile the vessel was moored at Mitchel's Landing on Pascagoula river. In a fit he fell overboard, and upon coming to the surface was resued by the crew, who passed hime a line, the cook jumping into the river to render assistance. When on deck he staggered to his feet, walked several steps and dropped dead. Dr. j. A. Tabor was summoned and exerted every effort to restore life. Mr. Cooley was in his forty-eighth year, and is survived by his wife.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume VI, Issue 202, Page 1, April 8, 1904 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Crosbie, Miss Agnes I.
Miss Agnes I. Crosbie, an estimable young lady of Moss point, died in that place, on Sunday last. The interment took place at Pascagoula cemetery, on Monday.
[Biloxi Herald, March 6, 1897 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Davis, Ella A.
Davis - Miss Ella A., died at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, on Dutch Bayou, in Jackson county, Miss., May 22, 1882, aged 13 years, 5 months and 12 days.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, May 22, 1882 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Davis, W. E.
Moss Point Hunter Killed
Moss Point, Frbruary 9

     W. E. Davis of Escatawpa was accidentally sot (sic) and killed Friday about 1 o'clock by Charles Perry, about 14 miles from here. The party left Escatawpa Friday morning for a hunting trip and was composed of four members. One of the members saw a rabbit run under a bush. While some one was trying to scare it out so that Charles Perry could get to shoot it, his gun went off and the load of small shot lodged in the side of Davis. Several ran to his rescue, but the man died within a few minutes without speaking a word. The body was brought to this place last night and an inquest held, which resulted in Perry being exonerated of any blame.
     The body of Davis was then conveyed to his home in Escatawpa, just across the river from here. he leaves a wife, several children and other relatives.
[Daily Herald, February 10, 1913 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Debrangle, Sarah Elizabeth
At Bluff Creek, July 14, 1884, Sarah Elizabeth Debrangle, age 73 years. The funeral sermon will be preached by Elder P. P. Carcliff at Beulah Church, near Wm. Martin's store on Bluff Creek, at 10 o'clock, a.m., on the fourth Sunday in September. The friends of the deceased are invited to be present.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, July 14, 1888 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Dean, Janet
Died - December 9, 2004
Moss Point, MS - Janet Dean died December 9, 2004 in Moss Point, MS. She lived with her husbandNorman S. Dean in Danielson from 1944 until her retirement from the State of CT, DCYS in Norwich, CT in 1976. She then spent summers on Alexander's Lake and winters in Mobile, AL. Since the loss of her husband on 1998 and the beginning of Alzheimer's, she has remained in the south. Interment at Westfield Cemetery in Danielson May 7 at 10am.
[Newspaper: Norwich Bulletin, Norwich, CT, Submitted by Kim Torp]

Dees, Archie
Died- Mr. M. A. Dees of Moss Point, was summoned to Grand Bay, Ala. last Wednesday evening by a telegram announcing that his brother Archie Dees, of that place died suddenly presumable of heart disease. Leaves a wife and children.
[Democrat Star - June 4, 1886]

Delmas, Mary Josephine
In Scranton, Miss., at 1:30 o'clock p.m., Friday, August 31, 1888, Miss Mary Josephine, daughter of Hon. A. H. delmas and Felicio Colsson, aged 21 years and 8 months.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, August 31, 1888 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Denny, Hon. Walter
Hon. Walter Denny, Moss Point, Miss.
Moss Point, Miss., March 30. - [Special] - Hon. Walter Denny, president of the firm of W. Denny & Co., lumber manufacturers, died at 11:15p.m. yesterday, aged 76 years. Mr. Denny was for ten years sheriff of Greene county before the war, and served Jackson county in the legislature from 1859 to 1862, and he established the lumber business here in 1858, and since then has been one of the leaders in the lumber trade of the south. he leaves a wife and eight children. he was buried at 8 p.m. to-day by Pascagoula Lodge A.F. and A.M , of which he had been an honored member for years. All business was practically today here in consequence of this honored citizen.
[Times-Picayune, March 31, 1892 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Dodson, E. J.
     At her home in Pascagoula, Miss., on Monday, July 6, 1885, Mrs. E. J. Dodson, wife of W. S. Dodson, Jr., aged 31 years.
     Mrs. Dodson was a native of Mobile, Ala., but has resided in Pascagoula at the home of her now disconsolate husband for a number of years. She died very suddenly after a short illness, leaving three children and devoted husband to mourn her loss, and to them, we extend our sympathy.
[Pascagoula Democrat Star, July 6, 1885 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Dupont, Elizabeth Farragut
At Pascagoula, Miss, February 20, 1886, Mrs. Elizabeth Farragut, wife of Celestine Dupont, aged 26 years. Mrs. Dupont wast the last member of the immediate family of Admiral Farragut.
[The Pascagoula Democrat Star - February 20, 1886 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Dutch, Captain S. A.
Captain S. A. Dutch, an old landmark of Pascagoula, died at that place this week.
[Biloxi Herald, December 15, 1894 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Faggard, William E.
Died – We are pained to learn of the death of mr. Wm. E. Faggard, which occurred at his residence, in the county, near Three Rivers, last Sun., the 20th Instant.
[Democrat Star - April 25, 1884]

Fairley, Alfred
Died – Alfred Fairley, a well known colored man who has lived here for a long time, died last Tuesday afternoon. He has been sick several months.
[Democrat Star Jan. 25, 1884]

Florence, Joseph
Joseph Florence Dead

Thomas J. Florence returned yesterday afternoon from Pascagoula where he was called by the death of his father, Joseph Florence. Mr. Florence was 82 years of age and had made Pascagoula his home for the past number of years. He died Monday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment made in the cemetery at Pascagoula. Surviving him are three sisters, four sons, and other relatives.

[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume V, Issue 118, Page 2, February 19, 1914 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Forbe, Captain Joseph H.
Captain Joseph H. Forbes, of Pascagoula, son-in-law of Mr. B.F. Scovel, died on board the American schooner Eells, on Tuesday morning at one o'clock , while the vessel was crossing Ship Island bar. His remains were brough here for burial in the Protestant Cemetery at Pascagouls.

Franklin, O.
Old Soldier Dead

O. Franklin, of Pascagoula, who came to this city and has beem ill about a week died at the home of his daughter, mrs. Laura Archibald, on Reynoir street yesterday morning. he was 89 years of age and served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier. He is survived by three daughters and three sons residing in bayou La Batre, Ala., Pascagoula and Biloxi, besides other relatives. The remains were taken to Pascagoula this morning for interment, the funeral being held upon the arrival of the train leaving here at 9:45 in that city.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume XVII, Issue 60, Page 2, October 24, 1914 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Gautier, Henry
Henry Gautier, Pioneer Coast Citizen, Dies

     Pascagoula, Sept. 12. - Henry Gautier, a pioneer citizen of Jackson county, died at his home in Gautier Saturday morning at 3:40 o'clock. His death was not unexpected, as he had been critically ill for a number of days. His wife and family were with him when the end come(sic).
     Mr. Gautier was born at Tchouticaboulla river, January 16, 1848. he was the son of the late Fernando Gautier, owner of one of the gulf coast's first saw mills. he was twice married, his first was Miss Adalaide Hull, and two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Moore and Mrs. Paul Frederic of New Orleans survive this union. His second wife, who was Miss Laura Canty, and their two sons, Richard and Newton, and daughter, Miss Fairfax, survive him. The funeral services were held at the home this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Bishop Bratton and interment in the family burying ground at Gautier.
[Daily Herald, September 12, 1921 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Gautier, Laura
Miss Laura Gautier, Pascagoula

     Pascagoula, Sept. 9. - Miss Laura Gautier, a native of Havre, France, after a long illness died this morning at the residence of her nephew, Adam Gautier. Miss Gautier was an only sister of the late Fernando Gautier of West Pascagoula and of August and Aime Gautier of New Orleans. She was in the eighty-first year of her age. The deceased was an estimablelady, loved by many and respected by all. Her funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, proceeding by boat to West Pascagoula. The interment will be made in the family burial plot.
[Daily Herald, September 11, 1905 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Grant, Elmer
Elmer Grant Buried In Pascagoula

Elmer Grant, the son of Mr. and Mrs, J. O. Grant, of Pascagoula, who served his country during the World War as a member of the same division to which Capt. J. R. Meunier and his company from Biloxi belonged, died in 1917 from pneumonia while stationed in France. The remains of this young man were brought to the United States with other of Uncle Sam's soldiers. They arrived in Pascvagoula yesterday and the funeral was held from the Catholic church in that city. Mr. Grant was a cousin of W. J. Grant, of this city.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume XXIII, Issue 12, Page 3, Aug
28, 1920 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Grant, Mrs. Forrest
Mrs. Forrest Grant died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence in Pascagoula, at the age of 20years. She became ill on Tuesday, last week, and toward the latter part of her illness had the attention of four physicians and, always, the most careful nurses. The doctors agreed in diagnosing the fever which caused her death as gengue, though she died with convulsions and black vomit. This is the first fatal case of the prevailing sickness known to have occurred at Pascagoula, though a member of the Lawson family died last week at Scranton, and others are quite ill.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume VIII, Issue 56, Page 4, October 19, 1905 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Grayson, Thomas W. Death of a Confederate Veteran
     On last Friday at 10:30 o'clock p.m., Major Thomas W. Grayson, of Ocean Springs, answered the last roll call and entered into eternal rest at the age of 79 years. Major Grayson was widely known for his many sterling and manly qualities. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and a consistent Methodist. He was a native of Wayne county, and spent the greater part of his life in his beloved State.
     Entering the Confederate service at the beginning of hostilities in 1861, he served through the entire struggle receiving several important promotions. As a public served he served fourteen years as clerk of the circuit court of Jasper county, and was Mayor of Ocean Springs and Justice of the Peace up to the time of his demise. He is survived by his wife and nine children, two sons and seven daughters and a number of grand-children.  
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the late residence on Washington Avenue under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, assisted by the Rev. James G. Galloway. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery. In the passing of Major Grayson, Oceans Springs loses one of its most valued citizens.
[The Democrat Star - March 11, 1901 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Haley, Tom
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
Mr. Tom Haley, a young man of fine promise and good family was killed at Moss Point, Miss Sunday by the accidental discharge of his pistol.
[Vernon Courier, (Lamar County, AL), Dec 3, 1891]

Havens, Judge Henry C.
Judge Henry C. Havens Dead At Gautier, Miss.
Pascagoula, February 9.
Judge Henry C. Havens, aged 81 years, one of the best and most widely known residents of Jackson county, died from a stroke of appoplexy at 6 o'clock Wednesday night at Gautier, Miss, across the river from this city.
[Daily Herald, February 9, 1912 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Hawkins, Evelinda
Died – In Galveston, Texas, Nov. 20, 1883, Mrs. Evelina Hawkins, aged 68 years, formerly of East Pascagoula, Miss.
[Democrat Star - Jan. 18, 1884]

Haynes, Mrs. Roger
Rites Set Wednesday For Mrs. Roger Haynes
Special To The News

     Ennis, Texas, Nov. 14 - Funeral will be held here Wednesday for Mrs. Roger N. Haynes, who died at her home here Monday night.
     Mrs. Haynes was born in Alabama, had came to Ennis in 1873. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
     Surviving are three sons, R. C. Haynes of Ennis, John Haynes of Pascagoula, Miss., and E. H. Haynes of Ennis; four daughters, Mrs. T. N. Scallorn and Miss Roger Haynes of Dallas  and Mrs. R. Lee Caldwell of New York City and eight grandchildren.
[Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Part II, Page 6, November 15, 1950 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Henry, Ewin
Died - Ewin, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Henry of Moss Point, died last Tuesday, of fever and his remains were taken to Handsboro yesterday to be interred in the burying ground of Mr. Henry's family.
[Democrat Star - June 4, 1886]

Herring, Lola
Moss Point, Miss., April 19 – Lola, 9-months-old daughter of H. C. Herring, President of the Pascagoula National Bank died today.
[Times-Picayune, April 20, 1909 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Howze, John Sidney
Mr. John Sidney Howze, aged 63 years of Moss Point, Jackson County, has passed away.
[The Weekly Clarion, Jackson, Mississippi, Published December 5, 1872 - Submitted by Debora Reese]  

Hurley, Melville
Melville Hurley Dead
Gulfport

Melville Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurley, formerly of this city but now of Pascagoula died with the influenza at the A. & M. College Monday night. He was buried in Mobile yesterday with full military honors. The young man, was at one time in the employ of the Gas Company in this city and was liked by a large circle of friends who will regret his death. He had been in the government service but one week when stricken.
[Daily Herald, October 10, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Irwin, Lucy W.
Died – Mrs. Lucy W. Irwin, mother of Dr. H. Shannon’s wife, died at Dr. Shannon’s place, a few miles from here, last Sat. night, aged 81 years, her remains taken to Vicksburg for interment.
[Democrat Star - May 2, 1884]

John, An English Stowaway
Died - An English stowaway by the name of John died on the schooner Elmyra, last Sat. morning.
[Democrat Star - Feb. 1, 1884]

Johnson, Captain Charles G.
Pascagoula, Miss.. March 22. - In the passing og Captain Charles G. Johnson Pascagoula has lost one of her most estimable citizens. Hale and hearty up to a year ago, Captain Johnson began to decline for Bright's disease and health failed him rapidly until his death. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church and cemetery at this place, the ceremonies being performed by Rev. Father O'Reilly.Captain Johnson leaves his wife (nee Emma Gautier), a son, Charles, and a daughter, Theresa, besides other relatives here and at Breaux Bridge, La. Flags were held at halfmast during the funeral hour out of respect for the deceased.
[Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 7, March 24, 1913 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Jordan, William M.
Jordan - Accidentally killed on the line of the  Mexican International Railroad, Aug. 1, 1892, William H. Jorden, a native of  Louisiana and late of Pascagoula, Miss., aged 23 years.
[Times - Picayune, August 21, 1892 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Krebs, Joseph Ellison
Died – Joseph Ellison, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Krebs, died last Sunday morning, aged 13 months, after a brief illness.
[Democrat Star - May 2, 1884]

Ladnier, Felix
(Special to the Picayune.)
Scranton, Miss., March 6 - Felix Ladnier, a well-known and respected citizen of Scranton, died yesterday morning at his residence in Magnolia Street age 42 years. Besides an aged mother and several brothers and sisters, he leaves his wife and three infant children.
[Times - Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 8, October 12, 1901- Transcribed by AFOFG]


Leone, Tony
Died – At the residence of his father near Scranton, Miss., on Jan. 30, 1884, Tony, eldest son of John and Mary Alice Leone, aged 13 years, 6 months and 10 days. His remains were taken to New Orleans for interment.
[Democrat Star - Feb. 1, 1884]

Lisica, Frank
Lisica Dead.

Frank Lisica, who was shot from ambush in Pascagoula on Monday night, died in the Providence Infirmary in Mobile yesterday morning. The remains were sent to Pascagoula for interment. The shooting of Lisica, which resulted fatally, is somewhat of a mystery. Lisica claimed before he died that he was shot twice by two negro highwaymen and robbed of $50. Sheriff W. G. Parker, of Pascagoula, said that he disbelieved the statement. The sheriff stated that he had information that Lisica was shot by a man whom he is alleged to have insulted. The sheriff further stated that the dead man did not have $50 on his person as it was said that he borrowed $15 the afternoon he was shot. The shooting took place on the outskirts of Pascagoula.
[Daily Herald, September 6, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Logan, Mrs. Edna
     Cryptside services for Mrs. Edna America Logan, 85, of Pascagoula, Miss., a former Dallas resident, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Restland's Abbey Mausoleum.
     She died Friday in Pascagoula.
     She is survived by four grandchildren.
[Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Section A, Page 56, August 3, 1975 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

Lumsden, Captain C. L.
Dead - Captain C. L. Lumsdane the gallant commander of Lumsden's celebrated Battery of Artillery, from Alabama, was recently crushed to death in the machinery of his Mills, near Pascagoula. Previous to the late war, he was Professor of Tactics in the University of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Commandant of the Corps of Cadets of that place.
[Macon Weekly Telegraph, january 14, 1867 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Martin, Peter
Died - Peter martin, Captain of Denny and Co.'s Barge, Belle, died at his home near Scranton, last Sunday.
[Democrat Star - Feb. 1, 1884]

Martin, Mary
Died - Mary Martin, and old colored woman was found dead in her bed in Scranton, Miss., Wednesday last. The jury of inquest returned a verdict of died from unknown causes.
[Democrat Star - july 9, 1886]

Mathieu, Mrs. George
"To Dust Shalt Thou Return"

Mrs. George Mathieu,
Pascagoula
Pascagoula, Miss., Aug 1. - Mrs. George Mathieu, nee Seymour, died at 10 a.m. today at her home here after a long illness. Deceased was fifty-seven years of age.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume X, Issue 302, Page 1, August 3, 1908 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


McInnis, Dan R.
FIRED INTO A CHURCH - KILLING A MAN AND FATALLY WOUNDING HIS LITTLE DAUGHTER
New Orleans, Oct. 2 - The Picayune's Moss Point (Miss.) speacial says: Tonight about 8 o,clock, during prayer meeting services at the Prebstyerian church, someone fired a shot into the congregation through the front door of the building and instantly killed Mr. Dan R. McInnis and mortally wounded his little daughter, Miss Nellie. Mr. henry Blumer was also seriously wounded, receiving five buckshot in his left breast and shoulder. There is no clew to the perpetrator of the horrible act, and no one knows what prompted the deed. A large foo track is found back of the church. The whole community is excited.
[Daily Gazette , October 3, 1889 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

McInnis, Miss Louise Isabel
Miss Louise Isabel McInnis, an estimable lady of Scranton, died in that place on Saturday last, and was buried at Ocean Springs on Sunday.
[Biloxi Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume XIII, Issue 33, Page 1, May 15, 1897 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Montamat, Prof. A. J.
Prof. Montamat Dead

Pascagoula Chronicle
Prof. A. J. Montamat died at 11:30 o'clock a.m. Friday, June 24th, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. George Heirdal, at Moss Point. His death was sudden, although he had been suffering for several months with an abscess in the head. He took a congestive chill after drinking a glass full of ice water and was rendered speechless, in whic state he passed away. Prof. Montamat was bornin New Orleans Sept. 4th, 1857, and was a son of the late Dr. F. E. Montamat. He is survived by three daughters. Prof. Montamat was well known in music circles, being a piano tuner and composer, several of his pieces are excellent and popular. The funeal took place Saturady afternoon and  the interment was made in the Pascagoula cemetery.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume I, Issue 233, Page 8, July 2, 1910 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Mosely, W. R.
Pascagoula, Miss., March 9 - W. R. Mosely, late collector of customs for the Pearl River District, died Saturday at East Side, aged 65. He was appointed collector of customs by President Taft and held office until it was abolished and made part of the Mobile office.. He is survived by his wife and a  brother, L. B. Mosely, of Jackson, Miss. He served one year as president of the Pascagoula Club.
[Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 6, March 10, 1914 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Murrills , Chas. W.
Died – Chas. W. Murrills, aged 17 years, a newsboy, died in Mobile last Sat. Charley’s father at one time worked on the Democrat Star and was drowned in the bay about two years ago.
[Democrat Star - Jan. 18, 1884]

Nelson, Mrs. Anna
Mrs. Anna Nelson Dead

Pascagoula, Miss., May 23. - Mrs. Anna Nelson, wife of Chris Nelson, retired merchant of this place, died tonight.
[Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 13, May 24, 1920 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


Nelson, Mrs. Chris
Pioneer Resident of Pascagoula Dies
     Pascagoula, Miss., May 24. – Mrs. Chris Nelson, aged 68, died here yesterday after a short illness. She was born in Denmark but had lived in Pascagoula for many years. She leaves five children, Mrs. Dora Jane, Miss Leona, Andrew, Edward and John. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
     No less than 180 children participated in first communion and confirmation ceremonies at the church of Our Lady of Victories yesterday. Right Rev. Father Gunn, bishop of the Natchez diocese, conducted the ceremony.
     St. Peter’s Missionfor Indians and Negroes was impressively dedicated in East Pascagoula yesterday. Those who assisted in the dedication were Rev. Father Rice of Mobile, Rev. Father Gaffeny of New Orleans and the Rev. Fathers Fitzpatrick and Downing of Biloxi.
[Daily Herald, May 24, 1920 – Transcribed By AFOFG]

Neilsen, Agatha
Miss Agatha Neilsen

     Miss Agatha H. Nielsen, daughter of J. Nielsen of this city, died at 7:30 last night at her home 421 Reynoirstreet after a long illness. Miss Nielsen, who was 27 years of was born at Scranton, Miss., but had lived in Biloxi the greater part of life. Some months ago she made a trip to the west in hopes of benefitting her health but without avail. She was a young lady of quiet pleasant ways and her many and her many friends sympathize deeply with her father and brother in their sore bereavement.
     She leaves besides her father, one brother, C. C. Nielson, and a sister, Mrs. J. H. Murphy of Vancleave.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume IX, Issue 163, page 1, February 22, 1907 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

O'Connel, Lizzie W.
Miss O'Connel , Pascagoula, Miss.

Pascagoula, Miss., Aug. 9 - Miss Lizzie W. O'Connel died late yesterday at her home in South Pascagoula. Miss O'Connel was a native of Limerick, Ireland, and was 80 years of age. She formerly resided in New Orleans but she made her home here for thirty years.
[Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 13, August 10, 1915 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Oden, Alex G.
     Alex G. Oden, of 2737 Glenmont Lane, supervisor of damaged materials for Ford Motor Co. here, died dhere Monday.
     Born In Philadelphia, Miss., Oden had worked for Ford for 37 years. He was a member of the East Grand Baptist Church, Trinity Valley Masonic Lodge and Helle Temple and was a past patron of Mount Auburn Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
     Survivors: Wife; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Beaty of Dallas and Mrs. Lanelle Davis of Oakland, Calif.; a son, John Oden of Garland; five sisters, Mrs. Iva Emrick, Mrs. Hattie Lou Douglas and Mrs. Eula B. McClelland of Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. Mabel Huff of Baton Rouge, La., and Mrs. Willie Mae Dickerson of Pascagoula, Miss., and seven grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Grand Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
[Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), Section D, Page 5, August 13, 1968 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Oliver, Samuel A.
Scranton, Miss., Dec. 8, - Samuel A. Oliver, aged 78 years, died at his home in Escatawpa yesterday and was buried to-day with the ceremonies of the K. of P. Lodge, of which he was a charter member. He was a Confederate veteran.
[Times - Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 2, December 4, 1907 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

O'Neal, Carl
Carl O'neal Lightning Victim
Killed Instantly Yesterday Near Larue - Companion Standing Nearby Unhurt

Biloxi, August 28.
     Carl O'Neal was killed by lightning yesterday afternoon at five o'clock while standing near a tree on the county road near Larue, on which he and others have been employed by A. L. Flurry, road contractor.
    Mr. O'neal and another man named Wilson were engaged on the road which is being built from Dantzler to Vancleave, when a sudden thunderstorm came up and they both went to a large tree nearby for shelter when a bolt of lightning struck mr. O'Neal and killed him instantly. Mr. Wilson, however, was not injured.
     The accident happened near the home of S. R. byrd and caused considerable excitement in the neighborhood. 
     Mr. Oneal was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. O'Neal, and was very popular with those living in that section. He had lived there practically all his life and leaves a wife and a small son. He was twenty-five years of age.
     The remains of the young man were taken in charge by relatives abd the funeral was held this afternoon with interment in the family burying grouns (sic) near the Byrd place.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume IV, Issue 281, Page 4, August 28, 1913 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Orrell, C. C.
C. C. Orrell died at Florala yesterday afternoon. Mr. Orrell was between seventy and eighty years of age and had been in poor health for some time. He had lived in this section of the country for about thorty-five years and had been engaged in the terpentine business on a large scale. Of late years he has leased his large tracts of turpentine land from Vancleave to Pearl River. He was well and favorably known and made many friends before he retired from business some years ago. He leaves a wife and several grwon sons and daughters. The body will be interred at White Plains cemetery six miles to the west of Florala.
[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume IX, Issue 12, Page 4, August 29, 1906 - Transcribed By AFOFG] 


Pabst, C. E.
C. E. Pabst, Expert Pecan Culture, Dies

     Ocean Springs, Miss., June 7. - C. E. Pabst, one of Ocean Springs' leading residents for many years, was buried Saturday afternoon in Evergreen cemetery, having passed away Thursday night after a short illness. Mr. Pabst was 69 years of age, was born in Europe, but when a young man ran away from home and came to the United States. He was the son of a physician and was a college graduate. He came to Ocean Springs when a young man and worked first as a chore man on the Maginnis place, one of the landmarks of this place.
     He became convivned of the possibilities of the selected pecan nut and originated the famous Pabst pecan and started the pecan industry in Ocean Springs.
     About 30 years ago he began to develop a small piece of property in the town limits and by putting this into a seedling orchard and topgrafting the trees as fast as he could, he found the results very encouraging. Ten years later he borrowed $500 to start and orchard a few miles from town, which became famous and is still one of the show places of the coast.
     Mr. Pabst was president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in this city. He was a recognized authority on orchards, and was one of the most successful employers in the county, because of his intensely human and sympathetic attitude towards his help.
     He is survived by a wife, three sons, Ernest, George, and William, and one grandchild, all of this city.
[Gulfort Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume XXII, Issue 252, Page 6, June 7, 1920 - Transcribed By AFOFG]


Phelps, Mrs. R.
Ocean Springs, Miss., April 7 - mrs. R. Phelps, a highly respected resident of this place for thirty years, died last night after an illness of many mouths. She was sixty-five years of age and leaves a husband and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Ross and Miss Willie Phelps.

[Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS), Volume VI, Issue 202, Page 1, April 8, 1904 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Ratcliff, Laura E.
Mrs. Laura E. Ratcliff, daughter of J.A.S. and Annie W. Helvestion, was born in Jackson Co MS the 6th of July 1872 and departed this life the 13th of October at Basin, Jackson county, Miss., aged 22 years, 3 months and 7 days.  She was married to Dr. W.D. Ratcliff the 21st of March 1894. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South with her husband the 20th of May 1894. She lived from that date until she departed this life.    She has left a kind and affectionate husband, a loving father, a good, kind step-mother, loving sisters and one sweet little brother mourn her loss..  [J.H. Holland]  

Reid, Durkling Felix
Ocean Springs, Miss., April 12. - Durkling Felix Reid diedhere this morning, after an illness of many months. He was the husband of Mrs. Sallie Vancleave Reid, daughter of Colonel R. A. Vancleave, of this place.
[Times - Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 2, April 13, 1904 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Rousette, Josephine
Died – Last Sunday morning, Mrs. Josephine Rousette, wife of the late B. Rousette, was found dead in her bed at her home, in this place. She was keeping a little store on Pascagoula St., and living alone. She died of veinous congestion, born in Alsace, France and was 41 years of age.
[Democrat Star - May 2, 1884]

Saucier, David
Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 25
     David Saucier, a prominent farmer and Civil War veteran, of West Pascagoula, died this morning at the age of 69 years. He was born at Pass Christian. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the Dahlgren Guards and served until the close of the war. He was a member of Jackson County Camp no. 1170. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. W. T. Norton of Mobile; A. D. Saucier of Rose and Cecile Sucier. The interment was made this evening in the Gautier Cemetery, Rev. Father B. O’Reilly officiating.
[Daily Herald, October 26, 1910 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Scharff, Leo
Pascagoula Man Dead
Moss Point, July 11.
     Leo Scharff, age 52 years, a prominent jewish merchant of this city, died at his home here Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 o’clock.
     Mr. Scharff is survived by a wife and his two daughters, Miss Ida Scharff of this city and Mrs. A. Bernstein of New Orleans, also by one brother, Mr. Edward Scharff of this city and Mobile.
[Daily Herald, July 14, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Shoemaker, John Richards
John Richard Shoemaker Dead

dJohn Richards Shoemaker, a native of Vancleave, Miss., aged 24 years, died here yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. Deceased is survived by a father and mother and other relatives. The remains were taken to Vancleave this afternoon where the funeral was held.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS), Volume XXII, Issue 47, Page 3, October 9, 1919 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Silva, Infant of E. Silva
Died – The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. Silva, died last Sunday night, aged about 4 days.
[Democrat Star - Jan. 11, 1884]

Slater, Henry
On Tuesady of last week Mr. Henry Slater, living between this place and Moss Point fell dead at the butcher pen of Mr. Allman, near Scranton, wher he had gone, as was his habit, to drink blood of butchered animals with the hope of curing him of consumption, from which disease he was a sufferer. Mr. Slater leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss. Truly, in the midst of life, we are in death. - Pascagoula Star.
[Clarion, October 27, 1886 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Smith, Arthur H.
Sheriff Smith Dies At Moss Point

     Scranton, Miss., March 9. - (Special) - Hon. Arthur H. Smith, sheriff of Jackson county, died at his home in Moss Point this morning at 10 o'clock after the illness of one week from pneumonia.
     Mr. Smith was forty-one years old and leaves a wife and six children. He was a Mason, Knoght of Pythias, an Elk and also Deputy Grandmaster of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was one of the popular men in the county.
     The vancancy in his office will be filled by special election.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), Volume LXXX, Issue 69, Page 2, March 10, 1909 - Transcribed by AFOFG] 

Smith, Chandler S.
In Pascagoula, Miss. Dec. 28, at the residence of his brother Col. Melancthon, Mr. Chandler S. Smith of Mobile, Ala.

Smith, E. B.
(Special to the Picayune.)
Scranton, Miss., Oct. 11. - E. B. Smith, a prominent and respected citizen of Escatawpa, died at his home to-day (sic) from the effects of a a carbuncle. He had been ill three weeks.
[Times - Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 2, March 7, 1904 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Smith, Mrs. Eugene Eleanor
Mrs. E. E. Smith Dead
Good Woman of Scranton, Miss., Passes Away

     Scranton, Miss., April 30. - (Special) - Died in this citythis morning at 5:10 o'clock Mrs. Eugene Eleanor Smith, nee Davidson, aged 27 years.
     The funeral services will be held from her late residence on Lake avenue Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, proceeding to the Church of Our Lady of Victories thence to the Pascagoula Cemetery for internment.
[Montomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), Volume LXXX, Issue 121, Page 8, May 1, 1909 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
    

Tanner, Mr. John
On Saturday, the 7th inst., at Pascagoula, Miss., of consumption, Mr. John Tanner, a native of Hamburg, Germany, aged thirty three years.
[Times-Picayune, May 12, 1859 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Taylor, Mrs Gen. 
Death of Mrs. Gen. Taylor - The telegraphs informs us of the death of Mrs. General Taylor, relict of the late President of the United States. She died at East Pascagoula, Miss., on Saturday evening week. She was a native of Calvert county, Maryland, her family name being Smith. - She leaves a number of relatives, we believe, residing on the Eastern Shore of the State. Thus has passed a venerable woman, who had long been the bosom companion of one of the most tried patriots ad eminent soldiers of the land.
[Adams Senteniel Published August 23, 1852 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Valverde, Mrs. Jane
Woman Dead At Ninety-Two Is Survived By One Hundred Children
Two Sons, 3 Daughters, 32 Grand, 56 Great Grand and 7 great Great Grand.
Pascagoula, August 4
     Mrs. Jane Valverde, nee Davidson, died at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. J. Y. Morgan, in this city yesterday, aged 92 years.
      Decedent was born near Covington, La., in the year of 1821. She was the daughter of Captain W. C. Davidson, who came to Louisiana as a volunteer in the gallant Tennessee corps that did such heroic work under General Jackson at the battle of New Orleans in 1815.
     Mrs. Valverde enjoyed the distinction of being Jackson county’s oldest citizen. She retained all her faculties until shortly before her death.
     She is survived by three sons, Messrs. Joseph C. Valverde of Dallas, Tex., and B. D. and M. L. Valverde of Pascagoula, and two daughters, Mrs. M. L. Pol of Biloxi, Miss., and Mrs. J. C. Laurendine of Mobile. Besides these she leaves thirty-two grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and had many warn and sincere friends attracted to her by her many virtues.
     The funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Macpelah cemetery, the Rev. Hall of the Presbyterian Church conducting the services.
[Daily Herald, August 4, 1913 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Voivedich, Peter
Died – Peter Voivedich, an old Austrian, who has lived here the past 20 years, died at his residence at Randall’s Ferry, last Friday.
[Democrat Star - Jan. 25, 1884]


Walker, H.C.
Old Citizen Dead - H.C. Walker Passes Away At His Home in Pascagoula
    Died at 6 o'clock p. m., April 5, 1910 at the family home in Pascagoula. Miss. H. C. Walker, in the seventieth year of his age, after an illness of three months. 
    Mr. Walker was a native of Alabama and moved to Mississippi about thirty years ago and embarked in business, and was respected by all the citizens of Pascagoula, of which place he had been a resient ever since he came to this state. He served with honor in the war between the states on the side of the Confederacy and all his life was loyal to the south and all her cherished traditions.
    Deceased is survived by a widow and three childre. Miss Eugenia Walker and Mr. Henry Walker of Pascagoula and Mrs. D. W. Hopper of Laurel, all of whom were at the bedsideof their loved one, when the end came. Mrs. hopper was summoned last Thursday to Pascagoula by the alarming condition of her father and remained there until the end came and to attend the funeral, which took place Wednesday afternoon.
     Many friends in Laurel will unite in sympathy and condolence for Mrs. Hopper and other members of the family in the sad bereavement, which came upon them.
[The Laurel Chronicle Published April 8, 1910 - transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Walker, Henry
Popular Pascagoulan Dead

Henry Walker of Pascagoula, who is well known in Biloxi, especially among the Knoghts of Columbus, and a most popular employee of the Southern Paper Mills at Lane, Miss., died of pneumonia yesterday and will be buried at Pascagoula today. Word came through the chief telephone operator here, Miss Alice Connelly, who was in Pascagoula yesterday. Mr. Walker is survived by his six year old daughter, his wife having died several years ago. Much distress is expressed here over the death of this fine young man.
[Gulfport Daily Herald ?(Gulfport, MS), Volume XXI, Issue 132, Page 3, January 17, 1919 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Walker, Mrs. Rose W.
Mrs. H. A. Walker, Covington, La.
Covington, La., July 20. - Mrs. Rose W. Walker, wife of Henry A. Walker, of Pascagoula, Miss., died here today, and the funeral will be held Thursday at Pascagoula where the body will be taken for interment. Mrs. Walker, who was a native of New Orleans, is survive by her husband, a baby girl, and three brothers, John Duffy, of Los Angeles, and James and Arthur Duffy, of New Orleans.
[Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Page 10, July 21, 1915 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Walker, Mrs. W.
Mrs. W. Walker, aged 23 years, of Pascagoula, died this morning at 6 o’clock in an infirmary in Mobile.
[Daily Herald, August 4, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

Westfall, Mrs. J. W.
On March 15 at Vancleave there occurred the death of Mrs. J. W. Westfall, a prominent citizen in that section of Jackson county, following an illness of sometime. Deceased was one of the best known residents of the Vancleave vicinity who was loved by all who knew her. She was married twice, the first time to henry Ruble, who died during the Civil War. She is survived by her present husband W. H. Westfall, and six childre who were W. H. Westfall, Vancleave, Mrs. Paul Smith, of Mobile and Mesars. Charlie, Thomas and George Ruble, all of McHenry.
[Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, MS) Volume XXIII, Issue 188, Page 4, March 22, 1921 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


Wilkerson, Joseph Elisha
Died – Joseph Elisha Wilkerson, resident of the Daisy-Vestry neighborhood, Jackson county, died Saturday at 4:20p.m. He was 71 years old and the husband of Mary L. Roberts. He was a native of Florida, but a resident of Jackson County for 60 years. Until several years ago when he retired he was a merchant and farmer of Jackson County. The funeral was held Sunday at 3p.m. with services at the Methodist Church and interment in Pine Grove Cemetery with services by Rev. Olia Nix of Vancleave, assisted by Rev. H. W. Vaughn, and at the grave by members of the Daisy-Vestry lodge F. & A. M. he leaves five sons, L. F. , North Biloxi; A. E. butte, Mont.; C. D. Perkinston; Jos. Gautier; and sam of Pascagoula; two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Moore, George County, and Mrs. Jos. Tootle, Vancleave; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Carter, Meridian; Mrs. Ernest Martin, Gautier; Mrs. Emma Davidson, Big Point; Mrs. Guy Clark, State Line; a half brother, J. Mack Wilkerson, Vancleave.
[Moss Point Advertiser - Dec. 9, 1937]

Williams, Wash, Williams, George Williams, and Robbison, Nelson
Died – Killed in a log cabin accident, three colored men, Wash Williams, George Williams and Nelson Robbison, on Thursday night, Jan. 17, 1884, on Bluff Creek.
[Democrat Star Jan. 25, 1884]

Wilson, Capt.
Died - Capt. Wilson of the schooner, Kate Buchanan, died suddenly aboard his vessel.
[Democrat Star - Feb. 1, 1884]

Woodman, W. W.
Jackson County Tax Assessor Is Dead
Well Known Pascagoula Man Succumbs To Pneumonia
Pascagoula, Miss.,  - Jan. 30 - Mr. W. W. Woodman, tax assessor of Jackson county, and a prominent and highly respected citizen of Pascagoula, died of pneumonia at his home on South Pascagoula street, Tuesday night, aged forty years. He is survived by his wife and four children and anumber of relatives in various parts of Jackson and Harrison counties. he was a prominent business man of the city, affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Knoghts, Elks, and other fraternal orders, and a zealous member of the catholic Church. His funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock proceeding from his late residence to Our Lady of Victories Church, and from thence to the Catholic cemetery at the beach. Rev. Fathers B. O'Reilly and M. J. Corey officiating at the services, and was attended by a host of friends from this city and from other coast and interior cities in the vicinity. The grave was covered by numerous handsome floral offerings.
[Daily Herald, January 30, 1919 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

 


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