South Carolina Genealogy Trails
Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC)
- May 3, 2004
Deceased Name: Esau Patterson Jr. - Ridgeland soldier dies in Iraq
Suicide car bomber killed 8 last week
Army Staff Sgt. Esau Patterson Jr., a 25-year-old
Ridgeland native, was among the eight soldiers killed by a suicide
bomber in Iraq last week.
His family, which is waiting for his body
to arrive back home for the funeral, was wondering Sunday whether
the war is worth it.
"Why are we still over there?" Tarsha
Myers, his oldest sister, said when reached Sunday evening at her
parents' home in Ridgeland, about 30 miles north of Savannah. "To
me, it seems like another Vietnam."
She said her parents are struggling to
cope with losing their only son.
At least 753 American service members,
including 10 South Carolinians, have died since the war started 13
months ago. Last month was the deadliest, with 138 American
Patterson died Thursday along with seven
other members of the Army's 1st Armored Division when a car bomb
exploded south of Baghdad. Four others were wounded in the
Myers said her brother went to Iraq
because he felt it was his duty to defend his country. He had been
in the Army eight years and was in Iraq for more than a year. He was
supposed to come home a few weeks ago, but his deployment was
extended for six months.
Myers is the oldest of Patterson's six
sisters. Patterson was married and had a daughter, 2, and stepson,
4, who live in Texas.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by
Bostick Funeral Home of Ridgeland.
Copeland - Hillsboro, Aug. 26 - Funeral services for
Mrs. Lina Copeland, 83, resident of Texas seventy years, who died at
her home Sunday, were held Monday afternoon. Mrs. Copeland was a native
of South Carolina.
Seventy years ago her family moved to Jasper County. She moved to Hill County and
located at Irene fifty nine years ago. She had lived in Hillsboro
Surviving are ten children.(Dallas
Morning News, 1935-08-27)
Special of The State, 1915-02-23
Feb. 22 - C.M. Sanders, a very prominent farmer of Jasper county,
died Wednesday night after a lingering illness. Although he
had been ill for some time, his death was not expected and was a
shock to his many friends throughout the county. Besides his
wife and son, Ward Sanders, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Julian Tuten
of Furman, and one brother, Willie Sanders of Estill. He was
buried Thursday afternoon at Robertville cemetery...transcribed by
Special of The State,
Ridgeland, Feb. 22 - Mrs. Lucretta Tuten, one of the
oldest inhabitants of this place, died on Thursday. She was 68
years of age and a true and faithful member of the Beverdam Baptist
church. She leaves a husband and six children, all the
children being married and having families of their own. She
was buried at the Beverdam cemetery in the presence of many friends
and relatives, the funeral services being conducted by her
pastor...transcribed by D. Whitesell
DIED, at Grahamville ,
South Carolina , on Sunday June 1st, 1862, Emeline, the wife of Mr. H. F. Train, lately
of Bluffton , S.C. [Charleston Mercury – Saturday, 7 June 1862 ;
transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Died, at Pocotaligo, on Monday the
23d instant, after a long and painful illness, in the 29th year of
her age, Mrs. Mary Du Pre
Cuthbert, wife of major J. A. Cuthbert. She left six
children to lament the loss of an affectionate and tender mother.
[City Gazette – 31 Dec. 1799 ; transcribed by Marla
DIED, at Pocotaligo, October 6,
John Haskins Webb, in
the 50th year of his age. [Charleston Mercury – 31 Oct. 1864 ;
transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
J. D. McKinney
Waycross, Ga., Oct.
18 – Telegrams received in Waycross late yesterday told of the death
at Ridgeland, S. C., of J. D. McKinney, a former resident of
Waycross. He was about 60 years old and made this his home for many
years. [The Atlanta Georgian And News – Atlanta, Georgia – Tuesday,
October 18, 1910 – Transcribed as written by D.