VIRGINIA DEATH RECORDS
1899

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JAN 1 1899

The funeral of Mrs. Louisa D. Byrnes, wife of Surgeon J.C. Byrnes, OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY was held from the residence of
NO. 104 YORK STREET AT 11AM Yesterday morning in the presence of a large assemblage. The impressive service of the protestant Episcopal Church was conducted by REV. DR. C.E. GRAMMER of Christ P. E. Church and Bishop A.M. RANDOPH of the southern Diocese of VA.

Mr. Charles A. Evans died in this city yesterday at 12 noon of pneumonia age 40 years. three brothers survive him. John, Frank and Louis Evans. The funeral will be held from the residence of his brother, Mr. Frank Evans on Wood Street at 3pm.

The funeral of MR. WILLIAM L. ROBERTS, whose death was noted in these columes yesterday was held fromt he family residence on MAPLE AVE, BRAMBLETON WARD,at 2:30pm yesterday. The funeral services were conducted by REV. E.B. MCCLUER, OF PARK AVE CHURCH and the remains interred in the ELMWOOD CEMETERY.

A terrible tragedy occured  yesterday morning about 6:30am. on Colley Avenue, opposite the Norfolk Knitting Mill, where by MR. WILLIAM K. FERGUSON was instantly killed. The accident was particularly sad one as the deceases was one of the most highly respected citizens in this city, and leaves a wife and 3 children, relatives and many friends to mourn his awful and untimely end.
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JAN 4 1899

The funeral of Mr. Lucius M. Merritt who died at ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL Monday morning, were held from his late residence NO. 339 Duke Street, at 3pm yesterday afternoon. Rev. Dr. C.E. GRAMMER of CHRIST P.E. CHURCH  conducted services. The interment was in ELMWOOD CEMTERY.

AGNES JOHNSON, the girl who was accidentally killed near DEEP CREEK, in NORFOLK COUNTY, Monday, was buried in ELMWOOD CEMETERY.

AN AGED COLORED WOMAN named Dozier of OLD died suddenly at her home on Johnson Ave Mon Night. Justice Hwkes acting as coroner, viewed the body yesterday and the testimony brought out the fact that she was 127 years of age.

A telegram has been received in the city announcing the death at Port city Miss. of MRS. LAURA A. LEJEUNE, MOTHER OF LT. JOHN A. LEJUNE OF THE MARINE CORPS who is now in the west indies on the cruiser cincinnati.

At the announcement yesterday afternoon at 3:40PM. from the residence no. 234 Randolph Street, that MR. AND MRS. D. W. MURDEN has lost their little son, RICHARD MEAD, by death the whole community with one accord expressed the deepest sympathies for the bereaved parents. Richard had reached the age of 5 years, 9 months and 16 days, and was a handsome bright , manly little fellow. He was the eldest son and his parents were much attached to him.

JAN 5 1899

The friends of MR. H.C. PERCY in this city will regret to learn of his death in NEW YORK. Dec. 28. from an illness he suffered for over a year. Mr. Percy was born in Watertown conn. but came to Norfolk shortly after the close of the late civil war, and was for sometime engaged as a teacher. When the Home Savings Bank ws organized here, he was elected cashier, which position he retained until its failure in Nov. 1888. In Dec of that year, after a residence in Norfolk for about 20 years, he moved to NIAGRA FALLS and was a cashier of a bank there for 2 years. thence he went to Brooklyn and was connected with a building and loan association of that city. Afterwards he was elected treasurer of THE LARGE FIRE COMPANY in NYC, which position he held at the time of his demise. He is survived by a widow and only son, MR. RICHARD T. PERCY OF NY AND A SISTER MRS. BASSET, WIFE OF JARED BASSETT OF Hampden Plains. His funeral and burial took place at WATERTOWN.

MRS. MARY E. SUMNER, a highly respected lady relict of the late MILLS SUMNER died at the residence of her son MR. GEORGE S. SUMNER NO. 41 CLAY STREET AT 11:25 pm. age 59 yars. The deceased was a native of NC. But resided in Norfolk for several years. burial in UNION NC. in the family burial enclosure.

MR. ROBERT CAMMERLIN DIED AT HIS HOME, NO. 240 CHURCH STREET at an early hour Tues. Interment at ELMWOOD.  

IN WILLIAMSBURG: MR. CHARLES B. COWLES, age 44 years. died Tues evening at 2am.  He was the youngest son of the LATE DAVID S. COWLES a well known citizen of the county.

The funeral of MR. JAMES M. BROOKS who died yesterday from congestive chill, His son MR. W.H. BROOKS OF NC. AND MR. FRANK HULL A RELATIVE FROM RICHMOND Arrived to attend the funeral. The Remains were were buried IN CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY

FELL ASLEEP AT 192 DUKE ST ON JAN 3, 1899 SILVIA BIGGS IN HER 60TH YEAR.

JUDGE A.M. LYBROOK of PATRICK COUNTY died Sunday afternoon at his home near Stuart, age 69. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

ALSO CLICK ABOVE THE FOLLOWING:

THE LATE DR. GUILLON
MR. F.A. SPAIN
E.E. HERRING
CAPT. WILLIAM
DEPUTY SHERRIFF C.R. LEECH
MISS ELIZABETH HEALEY
YOUNG GEORGE WALLE
MISS JOSEPHINE NICHOLAS FANT
REV. J.W. WARE
MR. OLLIE ARTHUR
MR. WILLIAM HENRY WINSTON
WILLIAM GRAHAM.

JAN 6 1899


The funeral of little Richard Mead Murden, son of MR. D.E. MURDEN, took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his parents No. 324 Randoph street. The services were conducted by REV. BOGGS, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. Blankenship after which the remains were taken to OAK GROVE.

THE FUNERAL OF MISS ELIZA JARVIS TOOK PLACE yesterday  afternoon from the residence of MR. L.C. W. PAGE ON WESTERN AVE.

THE FUNERAL OF SYLVESTER SON OF MR. AND MRS. JAMES SHAW WHO DIED SUDDENLY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE GRAVE IN ST. PAUL'S CEMETERY.

ON WED. JAN. 4TH 1899, MRS. EMMA S. WIGG, WIDOW OF THE LATE MAJOR WILLIAM HAZARD WIGG. FUNERAL FROM TRINITY P.E. CHURCH FRIDAY AT 3PM.

Information reached the city yesterday that MR. DANIEL J. REEDY,  a resident of this city and a machinst to the UNITED STATES NAVY died in the NAVAL HOSPITAL AT CHELSEA MASS. MR. REEDY WAS A SON IN LAW OF MRS. BRIDGET MCHUGH and he leaves 7 children to mourn the loss of a father.

JOHN PENN, COLORED, SHOT AND KILLED SAM TRAVIS TUES. NIGHT AT WALLERS. HENRY COUNTY. THE PARTIES WERE IN A FRIENDLY SCUFFLE WHEN PENN BECAME OFFENDED AND SHOT TRAVIS. IT WAS AT A SHOPING GIVEN BY MR. J.H. PRITCHETT. PENN IS IN JAIL.

MRS. M. CLEVELAND ELSON, OF BUCKINGHAM DIED MONDAY.

THE YOUNG SON OF MR. AND MRS. JAMES HAWKINS OF NORTH CAROLINA DIED HERE SUNDAY AT THE HOME OF MRS. GEORGE GRAVATT FREDERICKSBURG, MOTHER OF MRS. HAWKINS WHERE THE LATTER WAS VISITING.

ANDREW J. CARSON one of the best known carpenters and builders in ALEXANDRIA DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS HE WAS 60.

MISS BELLA STANTON a very popular young lady DIED AT HER HOME IN ALEXANDRIA MONDAY MORNING.

MRS. JAMES C. NEVITT AN OLD AND MUCH RESPECTED LADY DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON IN HER HOME IN ALEXANDRIA.

JUDGE CARR BAILEY AN OLD CITIZEN AND WEALTHY FARMER OF LEE COUNTY NEAR HERE COMMITTED SUICIDE BY JUMPING IN FRONT OF A TRAIN. HIS MIND WAS THOUGHT TO BE UNBALANCED.

ALBERT COLES, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND BEST KNOWN COLORED MAN IN FARMVILLE WAS RUN OVER WED AFTERNOON BY A NORFOLK AND WESTERN FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED INSTANTLY .

MR. C. P. HENDRICKS A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF ORANGE COUNTY IS DEAD.

THE WIFE OF JUDGE ROBERT TURNER OF FRONT ROYAL, DIED SUNDAY LAST OF TYPHOID FEVER.

THOMAS ASSISTANT YARDMAN AT THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY FRIEGHT DEPOT HARRISBURG. DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON OF BLOOD POISONING AND LOCKJAW. HIS DEATH WAS CAUSED BY THE PREMATURE EXPLOSION OF A FIRECRACKER.

SYDNEY JOHNSON AGE ABOUT 14 YEARS SON OF MR. W. R. JOHNSON OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY RESIDING A SHORT DISTANCE FORM THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE Met with an untimely death on tuesday afternoon. It appears that young JOHNSON and his brother were eating peanuts and while the former was pitching the nuts in his mouth one of them lodged in his windpipe and choked him to death.
 
MR. WALTER C. DONNAN who has been sick for 3 weeks past of a complication of diseases died at his home on high street last night in the 41st year of his age.

JOHN JENKINS AN AGED AND RESPECTED CITIZEN RESIDING NEAR CANTERBURG WAS FOUND DEAD IN BED TUESDAY MORNING. Heart Disease. age 63.

REV. JOSEPH W. WARE rector of ST. JAMES P.E. CHURCH ASHLAND is critically ill with typhoid fever.

IN WILLIAMSBURG:

MRS. SUSAN ANNE POWERS ONE OF THE ELDEST RESIDENTS OF JAMES CITY DIED AT HER HOME IN LAUREL SPRINGS, TUES AFTER A ILLNESS OF SEVERAL MONTHS. The funeral will be conducted tomorrow morning at 11am. from the METHODIST CHURCH NEAR KELTON DEPOT BY REV. MR. LATHAM OF THIS PLACE. THE remains were buried on the farm of the deceased, which has been in her family for several generations. MRS. POWERS LEAVES SEVERAL CHILDREN AND A NUMBER OF GRANDCHILDREN.

THE FUNERAL OF J.M. BROOKS TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY MORNING AT 11AM. FROM THE BAPTIST CHURCH, REV. J.S. BOYLES THE PASTER OFFICIATING. THE REMAINS WERE INTERRED IN CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY.

IN JAMES CITY COUNTY AT THE OLD HOMESTEAD. ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF CHARLES R. CALVES WAS LAID TO REST INT HE FAMILY BURYING GROUND. REV. J.N. LATHAM CONDUCTED THE SERVICES.

SUFFOLK:

THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE EDDIE SUMNER RIDDICK TOO PLACE AT 3:40PM THIS AFTERNOON FROM THE MAIN STREET METHODIST CHURCH. REV. W.W.W STALEY D.D. AND J.B. DUNN ASSISTED PASTOR W. T. GREEN WITH THE SERVICE. The interment was in Cedar Hill.

JAN 7 1899

REV. DR. MOSES HOGE OBIT PAGE ONE
REV. DR. MOSES HOGE OBIT PAGE TWO

GEORGE BARCLAY PENDLETON DIES IN WELL AT GLOBE ARIZONA.

JOHN W. ACKERLY A WELL KNOWN CITIZEN EXPIRES WITHOUT A STRUGGLE.

MRS. ROSALIE UPSHUR WIFE OF MR. WALTER S. UPSHUR OF THIS CITY DIED YESTERDAY MORNING IN FREDERICKSBURG.
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AT 3:30PM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON MR. WILLIAM A. AND MRS. MARY G. GALLAGHER OF NO. 54 WOOD STREET WERE DEPRIVED BY DEATH OF THEIR INFANT SON JOSEPH LAWRENCE AGE 9 MONTHS AND 15 DAYS.  

JAN 8 1899

DEATH OF MR. ROBERT COMMELIN, WHO DIED IN THIS CITY AT 241 CHURCH STREET, JAN 3RD, WAS AT ONE TIME A MEMEBER OF THE NY STOCK EXCHANGE AND WAS WELL KNOWN IN FINANCIAL CIRCLES IN THAT CITY. HE WAS A NATIVE OF SCOTLAND. HIS FATHER MR. JOHN COMMELLIN WAS FOR FIFTY YEARS IN THE OFFICIAL OF THE BRITISH LINEN COMPANY BANK OF DUNFRIES ENTERING THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1811 AND CONTINUING IN ITS EMPLOYMENT UNTIL RETIRED ON A PENSION IN 1861. relatives may email me for rest of obit.

MR. EMMET PARKER BROWNE DIED AT THE RESIDENCE OF HIS SISTER, MRS. ANNIE G. LECOMPTE NO. 507 SOUTH PARK AVENUE AT 3:15PM FRIDAY.

AT HIS RESIDENCE NO. 109 HOLT STREET SATURDAY JAN 7TH AT 1.40PM  JOSPEH H.C. ADAMS IN THE 68TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

MR. J. B. ANDERSON A WELL KNOWN RESTAURANTEUR OF LYNCHBURG DIED HERE THIS MORNING AFTER A LONG ILLNESS AGED 50 YEARS.

MRS. MARIAN HENRY WIDOW OF THE LATE WILLIAM HENRY AFTER A PROTRACTED ILLNESS DIED IN FREDERICKSBURG THURSDAY ATTHE HOME O FHER NIECE MISS JENNIE HAY.

MISS MARY SHUMATE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE THOMAS SHUMATE DIED AT THE RESIDENCE OF HER MOTHER , NEAR WHITE POST CLARKE COUNTY WED.

VINCENT CHILDRESS DIED AT HIS HOME NEAR FISHERVILLE TUES MORNING AGE 69. BURIAL AT TINKLING SPRINGS WED.

A FEW DAYS AGO MR. AND MRS. JAMES SHAW LOST BY DEATH THEIR SON SYLVESTER WHO WAS A BRIGHT AND INTERESTING BOY AND THE PRIDE OF THE FAMILY. THE AFFLICTION WAS WAS HARD TO BEAR BUT IT WAS NOT TO END THERE.
Yesterday another child A BRIGHT LITTLE 2 YEAR OLD GIRL also was claimed by the grim reaper death. INTERMENT IN ST. PAULS CEMETERY BY REV. FATHER HANDLEY .

THE REMAINS OF MR. ACKERLY WHO DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE TAKEN TO RICHMOND THIS MORNING VIA THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD FOR INTERMENT. see the 10th email me.

THE REMAINS OF MR. DANIEL J. REEDY WHO DIED AT CHELSEA MASS ARRIVED HERE LAST NIGHT AND WERE TAKEN TO THE RESIDENCE OF MRS. MCHUGH IN SOUTH PORTSMOUTH. THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE THIS AFTERNOON AT 4PM FROM ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL. INTERMETN WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY.

THE MOTHER OF MR. WILLIAM FRANK, THE MAIN STREET MERCHANT DIED VERY SUDDENLY AT THE HOME OF HER SON 431 MAIN STREET THIS MORNING ABOUT 1:30AM. MRS. FRANK WAS TAKEN ILL AND DIED BEFORE A PHYSICIAN COULD ARRIVE.  

THE REMAINS OF MR. ACKERLY WHO DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE TAKEN TO RICHMOND THIS MORNING VIA THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD FOR INTERMENT.

JAN 10 1899

SUDDENLY ON SUNDAY MORNING TAKLA B. BELOVED WIFE OF SAMUEL FRANKI. FUNERAL FROM HER LATE RESIDENCE 431 E. MAIN ST TUESDAY JAN. 10.

IN THIS CITY AT HIS RESIDENCE NO. 96 CHAPEL ST SUNDAY JAN 8TH AT 11PM. JOHN W. JENKINS AGE 60.

AT THE RESIDENCE OF HIS PARENTS NO. 19 RANDOLPH ST. SUNDAY JAN 8TH CLARENCE L. INFANT SON OF JOHN L. AND ELNORA GOMEZ AGE 8 MONTHS 8 DAYS.

AT CEDAR GROVE PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY VA. WILLIAM N. LAND AGE  81. 1/7/1899


LONG OBITS FOR

MRS. ROSALIE S. UPHUR

MR. EMMET P. BROWNE

MR. J.H.C ADAMS

MRS. TAKLA B. FRANK

MR. F.F. PARTRIDGE A BRIDGE BUILDER OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE WAS FOUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACK NEAR ACRES STATION AOBUT 2 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG VERY BADLY INJURED. IT IS SUPPOSED HE WAS STRUCK BY A TRAIN. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE FREDERICKSBURG HOME FOR THE SICK WHERE HE DIED SUNDAY.

PRIVATE WILLIAM CLELAND OF LYNCHBURG WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARD OF HIS PISTOL DONE BY DROPPING OF THE FLOOR OF HIS QUARTERS IN HAVANA. HIS BODY WILL BE BROUGHT HOME.

MRS. S.J. FREEMAN OF BALTIMORE DIED SAT. AT THE RESIDENCE OF HER DAUGHTER MRS. GEORGE R.BLAKE WINCHESTER AGE 72

MRS. IDA CANADY WIFE OF MR. M.L. CANADY OF SPOTTSYLVANIA COUNTY DIED AT HER HOME SATURDAY EVENING OF CONSUMPTION WROM WHICH SHE HAD BEEN A SUFFERER FOR SOME MONTHS.

R.R. SANDERS A FORMER WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF FAUQUIER DIED AT CATHARPIN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY LAST WEEK FROMTHE GRIP. HE WAS 76. HE SERVED AS A MAGISTRATE IN FAUQUIER COUNTY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND AT ONE TIME CONDUCTED A LARGE MERCANTILE BUSINESS AT NEW BALTIMORE.

MR. A.J. SCOVILLE OF LYNCHBURG DIED IN ATLANTA FRIDAY. HE WAS THE FATHER OF GEORGE W. SCOVILLE MANAGER OF THE KIMBALL HOUSE AND D.H. SCOVILLE PROPRIETOR OF THE MARION HOTEL ATLANTA AND MR. L.W. SCOVILLE, LESSEE OF THE GREENBRIER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WEST VA.

MR. WILLIAM O. HURT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FRUIT RAISER IN BEDFORD COUNTY DIED LAST WEEK AGE 94


IN BERKLEY: THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE THOMAS JOHNSON TOOK PLACE FROM CHESTNUT ST M.E. CHURCH SUNDAY AT 3PM. REV. MR. BLAKENSHIP FO WRIGHT MEMORIAL CHURCH PORTSMOUTH OFFICIATED THE INTERMENT WAS IN PORTLOCK CEMETERY PORTSMOUTH.

THE FUNERAL OF MR. DANIEL REEDY TOOK PLACE SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV. THOMAS J. BARDY AFTER WHICH THE REMAINS WERE TAKEN TO OAK GROVE CEMETERY FOR INTERMENT.

JAN 11 1899

AT THE RESIDENCE NO. 108 BREWER ST. TUES JAN 10 AT 2:45AM DIANA E. WIDOW OF THE LATE W.B. BURGESS AGE 68 YRS. additional info avail.

AT HIS RESIDENCE NO. 116 BOND ST BRAMBLETON, TUES JAN 20TH AT 2:30AM JAMES E. CROWDER AGE 66 additional info avail.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON

MRS. TAKLA B. FRANK
MR JOHN W. JENKINS

MR. WILLIAM H. LEHEW AGE 75 A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF STRASBURG DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME IN THAT PLACE MONDAY. MR. LEHEW WAS PLAYING WITH SOME GRANDCHILD AND DIED WITHOUT WARNING.

ELIAS E. GRAY DEPUTY SHERRIFF OF FAUQUIER COUNTY FOR 30 YEARS DIED MONDAY IN THE 62ND YEAR OF AGE. HE WAS LIVING IN NASHVILLE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR AND WAS BADLY WOUNDED UNDER GENERAL ZOLLICOFFER IN THE FIRST BATTLE IN TENN.

MR. WILLIAM HENRY WILSON ONE OF THE OLDEST MEMBERS OF A WELL KNOWN HANOVER COUNTY FAMILY DIED AT HIS HOME TWO MILES NORTH OF ASHLAND. HE WAS ABOUT 83  YEARS OLD

REV. JOHN D. EDDINGTON ONE OF ROANOKE COUNTY OLDEST CITIZENS DIED AT HIS HOME MONDAY. HE LEAVES 2 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS AMONG THEM C.C. EDDINGTON OF EL PASO TEXAS.

MRS. ROBERT BUROUGHS WIFE OF MR. T. F. BURROUGHS WHO HAS CARRIE DON BUSINESS IN ALEXANDRIA FOR MANY YEARS DIED MONDAY MORNING AGE 52.

PETERSBURG VA. PARTRIDGE AGE ABOUT 60, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PETERSBURG AND WELDON DIVISION OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD AND FOR MANY YEARS A MASTER BRIDGE BUILDER AND CARPENTER ON THAT ROAD DIED AT THE HOME FOR THE SICK ON SUNDAY MORNING.

MR. REUBEN DONNAN ELDEST SON OF THE LATE CAPTAIN R.C. DONNAN AND A BROTHER OF MR. WALTER DONNAN WHO DIED SEVERAL DAYS AGAO IS CRITCIALLY ILL AT HOME ON SHERPHERD ST.

A WELL KNOWN COLORED MAN NAMED DANIEL RIDDICK WHO LIVED IN PORTSMOUTH FOR 38 YEARS DIED IN WILMINGTON NC YESTERDAY.