Excerpt from the Alamance Gleaner
Contributed by Nora Jackson

Message from Nora
Also in the interest of sharing, I have decided to try contributing
Obits/death notices from this newspaper. (Mark [Murphy] has inspired me.) I have
chosen 1916 as a starting year, and will pick up earlier issues as they come
available. These are transcribed exactly as written. Due to the sometimes
poor condition of the microfilm, asterisks (*) will be substituted for
unreadable letters. Hope these help someone!
Nora Jackson

The Gleaner - Feb 9, 1875
DEATH OF AN ESTIMABLE LADY.--Mrs. *allie C. Holt, wife of Col. Jerimiah Holt,
died at her residence, near this place the 89th, int. She was born Oct. 10th,
1801, married in the tear 1818. She was the mother of ten children, of which
nine are now living. The grandmother, of forty-six children of which seven
are dead, and the great gradmother of seven children of which all are living.
     She was a devoted member of the church for nearly sixty years. A large number
of relations and friends attended her funeral services at Providence near
this place, the day after her death. The opening prayer was offered by Rev.
W. S. Long; funeral discourse by Rev. D. A. Long; the burial service was read
at the grave by Rev. A. Currie.

The Gleaner - March 23, 1875
     Died, in this county on the 16th, inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Strader wife of A.
Strader, in the 55nd year of her age. She has been greatly afflicted for
several years and bore her trials with christian fortitude. She was a devoted
member of the Christian Church at Union in this county. Funeral services by
Rev. A. Isely, and Rev. D. A. Long.
     At his residence in this county, on the 12th inst., Joel M. Phillips,
in the fifty-fifth year of his age.

The Alamance Gleaner - April 20, 1875
DEATH OF A MINISTER.-- The Rev. S. W. Wescott, of Chapel Hill, died at that
place on Sunday, the 11th of the month, of erysipelas in the throat. He was
from Smithville in Brunswick county, a very young man, being only about
twenty-seven years old, and at the time of his death was pastor of the
Baptist church in Chapel Hill. He was about organizing a church of his
denomination in this town. He had preached here several times, and by his
unaffected piety and ability had already made for himself many warm friends
in our midst. Had his life been spared, he gave promise of doing much good in
our town, where he had made regular appointments for preaching to our people.
     We share in the regret and sorrow felt at his death by those of our neighbors
whose love he had early won. His remains were taken to Smithville for
interment. His short life was such as to bless his memory in the hearts of
those who knew him. Those of his faith and order here, who were under his
direction and influence, about to organize themselves into a church will feel
and greive over their loss.

The Alamance Gleaner - Sept 28, 1875
     ---The Raleigh News of 24th inst., says; We regret to learn of the suicide
yesterday morning at Durham of Mr. J. W. Cheek, an esteemed citizen of that
place under singular circumstances. Mr. Cheek, a gentleman some 55 years of
age, a native of Orange Co., has been for a number of years engaged in
merchandising and speculating in the town of Durham, and being a man devoted
to his business it is thought overtasked his nerves, from which cause he has
for some months been confined to his room, and owing to his nervous condition
has recently been removed to the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Fred
Gear, some mile from the town, in order to give him more quiet. Yesterday
morning while his wife was absent from the room at breakfast Mr. Cheek by
some means fastened the mosquito netting from his bed around his neck, and
securing it to the bed-post swung himself therefrom, and when his wife
returned to the room he was lifeless.
     The sad affair has cast a gloom over the community of Durham, Mr. Cheek
having been universally esteemed both as a business man and as a citizen. No
other cause for the suicide can be conceived other than the depression upon
his mind occasioned by his nervous condition.

The Gleaner - Jan 20, 1916
Dr. W. G. Bradshaw of High Point Dead.
     On last Saturday evening, about 8 o'clock, Dr. William G. Bradshaw died at
his home in High Point, aged about 60 years. He is survived by his widow, who
was a Miss Johnson, and two daughters, two brothers - Geo. S. Bradshaw, Esq.
of Greensboro and Rev. Dr. M. Bradshaw of Raleigh, and a sister - Mrs. J. J. Partridge,
whose home is Carthage. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bradshaw, both deceased,
who formerly lived near Phillips Chapel, Thompson Township, this county,
where Dr. Bradshaw was born. Dr. Bradshaw's mother was a sister of Capt. John
R. Stockard of Albright Township, who lives at the old Stockard home where
his father lived before him. Dr. bradshaw's parents moved to Trinity in
Randolph County in 1871 and ther* the sons were educated. Dr. Bradshaw was a
successful and learned physician. Later he was a druggist, banker and
furniture manufacturer and at his death was Postmaster for High Point. He was
a man of splendid mental endowments, personality popular, and had a host of
friends and adm**ers. He had been in failing health for several years and his
death was a result of a stroke of paralysis. The writer knew the deceased
well, having been a classmate of his for four years. May he rest in peace.
     John Washington Faucette went to meet his God on Dec 15, 1915 at the age of
67 years. He gave himself to God early in life and connected himself with the
M. E. church at Shilo in Alamance County. He remained a faithful member till
death. He leaves a wife, six children, two sisters, two brothers, and a host
of friends to mourn their loss. He had the confidence of neighbors and died
in the faith. God bless the bereaved. At the request of the deceased, the
writer conducted the funeral services. - P. T. Klapp, College.
     Mr. David M. Moore died last Saturday morning, January 15, 1916, at home in
Burlington. He was taken sick the evening before. The suddenness of his
taking off was a shock and a surprise to his friends and family. Almost 20
years ago, moved from his farm near Bethel Church in Newlin township. For a
number of years he had been in the mercantile business. He was a veteran of
the civil war, having entered the Confederate army when he was but 17 years
of age. At the time of his death, he was 65 years of age. He was a brother of
Mr. W. *. Moore of Graham. Three sons, Messrs Sam G. Moore, J. E Moore, Mayor
of Burlington, and Grover D. Moore and Miss N**** Moore all of Burlington,
and Mrs. Ma***ews of High Point survive him. His wife and two daughters
preceded him to the grave.
     Mr. Moore was one of the county's best citizens, and one whom everyone held
in the highest esteem for this man's excellent traits of character. His
funeral was conducted from the Christian Church in Darlington Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock by his pastor Dr. A. B. Kendall. A host of friends
were present to pay the last tribute and respect.

The Gleaner - Jan 27, 1916
     Mrs. Ann Long, widow of the late Thos. H. Long and daughter of the late Edwin
R. Dixon, died Tuesday morning, 25th inst., at the home of her brother, Mr.
James H. Dixon, about two miles southeast of Graham. Mrs. Long was 62 years
of age, and is survived by one brother, James H. Dixon, and two sisters, Mrs.
James M. Williams of Rockingham county and Mrs. J. H. Sharpe of Burlington.
She had not been in good health for several months, but was seriously ill for
only a few days. The burial was in New Providence cemetery yesterday.
     Mrs. Susan B. Walker died last Sunday at the home of her son Mr. *. M.
Jordan, aged 81 years. The **** was at Shiloh. She is survived by three sons.
She was twice married - first to Dr. J. J. M. Jordan. To each union there was
born three children: one sone of the first and two of the last surviving her.
She lived with her son, Mr. Jordan, at Altamahaw.
     Little Eleanor, the 2 1/2-tear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Sharpe
of Burlington, died Tuesday night after being ill only since Saturday.
     Mrs. Mary J. Hunter, widow of Matthew Hunter, died at Ossipee on the 18th in
the 81st year of her age.
     The remains of Mrs. Margaret Murray, widow of the Wm. M. Murray, who lived
here up to his death about 15 years ago died last Thursday, 20th inst., at
the home of her daughter in Danville, Va., aged about 65 years. The remains
were brought here Friday morning and interred in Linwood cemetery. She had
been in ill health for a year or more and was confined to her bed for three
months before her death. She leaves surviving her one son, Mr. John L. Murray
of Graham, and five daughters, Mrs. Fred Reaves of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Burton
Coble of Danville, Va., Mrs. Millard S. Younts of Greensboro, and Mrs. Ellis
Crutchfield and Mrs. Curry Conklin of Burlington. Mrs. Murray was a good
woman and esteemed by all who knew her.
     The 3-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clapp of Graham died last
Friday morning at their home here. The child was discovered to be dead in bed
when the family were getting up in the morning.
Death of Mrs. R. B. Simpson
     Mrs. H. B. Simpson, whose home was near Melver in Rockinham county, died at 9
o'clock Tuesday evening and will be burid at 2 p. m., Thursday, Jan 27th at
the cemetery at Gilliam's church near Altamahaw. Mrs. Simpson was in her 42nd
year. She is survived by five children, two sons and three daughters, and by
her father Levi Barnhardt of Whitsett; three sisters, Mrs. C. T. H. Clapp and
Miss Aurelia Barnhardt of Whitsett, and Mrs. Alfred Alexander of R. No. 1 and
one brother, C. C. Barnhardt of the legal firm of Roberson & Barnhardt of
High Point.
     She was twice married, first to Mr. James C. Simpson of Caswell county, and
after his death, some years ago, to R. B. Simpson of the same county. She is
well remembered by her friends as Miss Mattie Barnhardt, noted for her kind
considerate disposition, and affectionate nature, and will be mourned by a
wide circle of friends and relatives. For some months she has been in
declining health, and her death came as a welcome relief to her after her
vain struggle to regain her health.
Whitsett, N.C., Jan 26, 1916.

The Gleaner - Feb 10, 1916
Death of Miss Cornelia Watson
     Miss Cornelia Watson, the sister of Dr. G. S. Watson, died at one o'clock
this afternoon after an illness of about a week of paralysis.
     Miss Watson was 61 years of age and was the daughter of Dr. F. F. Watson, a
very prominent physician of Alamance County during his lifetime. Her father
was a member of the State Board of Examiners for many years and was a thirty
three degree Mason and for several years Grand Master of the N. C. Masonic
Lodge. She is survived by three brothers and an only sister as follows: Dr.
G. S. Watson a member of the College Board of Trustees and a resident of this
place with whom she made her home. Lieutenant J. H. Watson, Graham, Mr. D. W.
Watson, Union Ridge, and Mrs. A. G. Garrison, Burlington R. F. D. Her funeral
will be conducted from the Watson residence here on Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock and her remains will be laid to rest either in the Elon College
Cemetery that of the Union Ridge Christian Church ten miles north of the
college, of which church she was a member for many years during her life.
     Miss Watson was a noble Christian woman exemplifying of her life the
beautiful graces of the Christian life. She will be greatly missed in the
community of Elon College. Feb 5, 1916.

The Gleaner - Feb 17, 1916
Mr. R. S. Stevens, father of Mrs. J. C. Simmons, Dies Suddenly in
Philadelphia - Will be buried at Graham.
     Late Monday afternoon Mrs. J. C. Simmons received a telegram from an official
in Philadelphia announcing the death of her father Mr. R. S. Stevens. It is
presumed a letter on his person directed the message to her. At once Mrs.
Simmons sent a message to her son, Dr. Steven Simmons, connected with a
hospital in Philadelphia who replied that the body would be prepared for
burial and forwarded to this place. The telegram did not specify the day but
mentioned the hour of leaving and was therefore expected to reach this place
at eight or ten yesterday morning, coming by way of Greensboro. Then it was
expected to come by way of Raleigh and reach here on one of the evening
trains. At this writing Thursday afternoon, it has not arrived, but is looked
for on every evening train. The suspense has been a most painful ordeal for
Mrs. Simmons and she is deeply sympathized with by her many friends.
Mr. Stevens had lived lived at one time in Pennsylvania, but for a few years
recently he had spent most of his time in Memphis. He was a highly skilled
mechanic and designer, which business carried him to different points and
while in Philadelphia he is believed to have died suddenly. He was 7* years,
or past, of age. His wife died some 15 or more years ago while on a visit to
their daughter Mrs. Simmons, who is their only child, and was buried here.
Mr. Stevens was a gentleman of quiet manner and esteemed by all with whom
     Mrs. Simmons has the sincere sympathy of her many friends in her sad

The Gleaner - Mar 23, 1916
Capt. A. J. Albright Dead.
     Capt. Albright died last Saturday at his home near Friendship and was buried
at Mt. Herman Sunday. He ws a veteran of the Civil War, a brave soldier and
an excellent citizen. He was about 83 years of age was active up to the time
of his last sickness. His widow and several sons and daughters survive him.
Capt. Albright served as County Commissioner several terms and took a deep
interest in county affairs. As official and citizen he could be depended on
to do what he conceived to be fair and just.
     Frightened by an automobile, a horse driven by Mr. John A Narron, county
solicitor for Johnston county, ran away at Smithfield, Mr. Narron jumped from
the buggy and fell. His skull was fractured, the injury being fatal.

The Gleaner - Apr 20, 1916
Prof. John W. Webb Dies in Tenn.
     On April 5th, Prof. John W. Webb, brother of Mr. S**** H. Webb of Oaks, died
at ***ouckle, Tenn., in the 69th year of his age. Prof. Webb was a graduate
of Chapel Hill and a Confederate veteran. After the war he and his brother
founded the military school at Be*buckle, one of the best known military
schools in the south. Prof. Webb married a daughter of Dr. A. M. S*ipp, a
professor at Chapel Hill and later at Vanderbilt. (*unreadable words*) Prof.
A.M. Webb, is a teacher at Trinity College and is professor of French, German
and Spanish.
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     Rev. Geo. W. Tickle died last Sunday morning about 9 o'clock at the home of
his father Mr. Levi R. Tickle, about one and a half miles North of Elon
College. He was taken with acute indigestion Saturday afternoon. He was a
quiet and devout young man.
     Mrs. M. *. Morrow, widow of the late D. F. Morrow, died at six six o'clock
Sunday morning in Burlington. She was taken ill Saturday and had a stroke of
apoplexy. She was about 65 years of age and is survived by three sons and two

The Gleaner - May 4, 1916
     Mr. Aaron McPherson died Tuesday morning, 2nd inst., at his home in Newlin
Township. He was in his 87th year, a good citizen and one of the oldest men
in his community. He was born Dec 31, 1829.
     Mr. Henry Sykes died suddenly at his home here about 9 o'clock last night of
acute indigestion. He was only sick between 2 and 3 hours. Just before night
he was down town making some purchases. He was about 70 years of age and is
survived by several children.
     Mr. Sam'l *. Cooper died at his home in Albright township Saturday, April
28th. Just a week before he fell through his barn loft floor by getting upon
a loose-ended plank. He fell upon a small tub and fractured several ribs, and
sustained other injuries. He suffered for a week and passed away. Mr. Cooper
was about 60 years of age. He was well esteemed by his neighbors and
acquaintances. His wife and several children survive him.
     Mr. Alexander Patton known by his neighbors as "Sandy" Patton, died last
Thursday, April 27, at his home in the Hawfields community, aged 68 years. He
had been in ailing health for quite awhile. Besides two brothers, S. Woods
Patton of Mebane and James R. Patton of Durham, he is survived by his widow,
two sons and three daughters. He was one of the county's best citizens. The
interment was at Hawfields of which church he had been a member since his
young manhood days. The funeral was conducted by his Pastor, Rev. J. W.

The Gleaner - May 18, 1916
Mr. John M. Walters Dies at Home of His Father North of Graham
     Mr. John M. Walters died last Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. M. Walters, on the Graham and Big Falls road, about two and a half miles
north of Graham. He was 32 years of age. He had been confined at his home for
two months. Prior thereto he had been in search of health and relief from
tuberculosis, but in vain. By occupation he was a druggist and at the time
lived in Graham. He was an excellent young man and made friends wherever he
went. The funeral was conducted from the Walters home Monday and the burial
was at Pine Hill cemetery, Burlington. He is survived by his parents and
three brothers and two sisters - Rev. W. T. Walters of Winchester, Va., Dr.
C. M. Walters of Union Ridge, G. W. Walters of Spencer. Mrs. J. A. *lanton of
Florida. and Mrs. *. A. Piper of the county.

The Gleaner - June 15, 1916
     Isham B. Whittemore, Jr. the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Whittemore,
died at Spencer June 6th, and the remains were here the following day and
interred in Linwood Cemetery. Mr. I. B. Whittemore is a son of Mr. G. S.
Whittemore, who lives two miles East of Graham.
     Zebulon V. Faust died suddenly last Saturday about noon at the home of Mrs.
Will A. Rich in this place. He was on a visit and had been playing with Mrs.
Rich's children. He went into the house and a few minutes later the dead body
was found upon the floor in the parlor. ** physician w** ** *****
pr*nounced death due to apoplexy superinduced by epilepsy to which he was
subject. Zebulon was a dwarf and a son of the late Dr. G. K. Faust. He was
four feet and eight inches in height, but of robust body. At his death he was
43 years, 11 months and two days old. He is survived by a dwarf sister,
Robena, and by his sister Miss Annie, who lives at the old home South of
Graham. The burial was at the old Stoner's cemetery near Bellemont on Sunday.
The services at the home were conducted by Rev. Mr. Goodman and the services
at the grave by Rev. J. A. Burgess.
     The infant child of Mr. Ashley Williams died on the 6th inst., aged almost
four months, and the interment was in New Providence cemetery. The mother of
the child died when it was but a day or so old.
     Miss Emily Moser died *th inst., at her home near Rock Creek church. She was
62 years of age. (Our Southwest Alamance correspondent gives an account of
her death).

The Gleaner - June 22, 1916
Mr. David A. White of Mebane Killed in Auto Wreck Sunday.
     The death of Mr. David A. White Sunday in an auto wreck was a shock to his
friends throughout the county. He and a party of friends were returning in an
automobile from a church in Hawfields, some four miles south of Mebane. He
was accompanied by Miss Mary Hooker of Durham who sustained three broken ribs
and a severe bruise on her back, and Mr. McCoy Patton and Miss Margaret Darby
of Maryland who were thrown out and sustained only slight injuries. In
attempting to dodge a bad place in the road the car skidded and turned
turtle. Mr. White was caught by the heavy car and crushed about the breast.
He lived only about twenty minutes after the accident.
     Mr. White was a son of the late Mr. Stephen A. White, one of the country's
most prominent citizens during his lifetime. He was in his 56th year. Over
thirty years ago he and his brother W. E. White, started a lumber business
and soon thereafter founded the White Furniture Co., which has grown to be
one of the largest furniture factories in the South, as well as one of the
best known this side of Grand Rapids. No citizen has done more for the growth
of the town than "Dave" White. He was full of vim and push all the time and
enthusiastic in whatever he engaged. He was loyal to his town, his friends
and his church. The burial took place in the cemetery at Mebane on Monday
afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives.
Besides his aged mother, there survive three brothers, William E. White, S.
Arthur White, and J. Sam White, all of Mebane; two sister, Mrs. Charles
Millender of Asheville, and Mrs. W. A. Murray of Mebane.
Mr. B. R. Sellars, Prominent Citizen and Business Man, Dead.
     The county has sustained a distinct loss in the death of Benjamin Rainey
Sellars, who passed away at his home in Burlington Tuesday p.m. about 8
o'clock. For some months his health had not been very good. Sunday night he
was stricken with paralysis and never rallied. The funeral was conducted from
the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock By his Pastor, Rev.
B Melver, in the presence of a large concourse of friends, and the interment
was in Pine Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Sellars was the eldest son of the late Dr. B. A. Sellars and was 61 years
of age. He was born near Long's Mills, Randolph county. He is survived by his
aged mother, his widow, who was Miss Fannie Cheek of Orange county, three
children - one boy and two girls, six brothers and four sisters, as follows:
Thomas L., D. Ernest, Charles V. Walter R., of Burlington; Fred Sellars of
Kansas; John Sellars of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Mary Walker, Mrs. J. H. Brooks of
Burlington; Mrs. Eliza White near Mebane; Mrs. H. H. Jordan of Gastonia.
More than thirty years ago Mr. Sellars and his father established the
mercantile firm of B. A. Sellars & Son and ever since he has been the
judicious business man that has made the house the leading dry goods house of
this county. Mr. Sellars for many years has been prominent in the business
life of Burlington and has helped to direct the business of some of the
strongest institutions of this town. He was at one time a member of the Board
of County Commissioners and at the time of his death was Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the City Graded School

The Gleaner - July 6, 1916
     Mrs. Barbara Williams, widow of the late P. H. Williams, died on the 25th of
June at her home near Ossipee in the 71st year of her age. The remains were
buried at Frieden's church. She is survived by two sons, two sisters and
three brothers.
     Mr. T. Fletcher Pickard died Sunday morning, June 25th, at his home in
Swepsonville after a protracted illness. He was between 55 and 60 years of
age. His widow and a large family of children survive him. He was a member of
Graham Council of the Junior Order and a committee from the Council attended
the burial in Pine Hill Cemetery at Burlington on Monday afternoon following
his death.

The Gleaner - July 13, 1916
Mr. Jonathan Thompson Dead.
     Early yesterday morning Mr. Jonathan Thompson died at St. Leo's in
Greensboro, where he went some ten days before for treatment. His body was
carried to Haw River yesterday and the funeral was conducted there this
afternoon and the interment was in Linwood Cemetery of Graham. He is survived
by six children. He was about 72 years of age. Mr. Thompson was a skilled
mechanic and he had made his home at Haw River for a number of years.
Recently he and his sons built a large machine shop and garage in Graham.
Deceased was a highly esteemed and useful citizen and a good man.

The Gleaner - July 27, 1916
Wife of Maj. Brooks Dies at Haw River.
     Mrs. Iola Maie Franklin Brooks, wife of Maj. Wm. T. Brooks, died on Friday,
21st inst., at Haw River, and the interment was in Linwood Cemetery in Graham
Sunday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by her Pastor, Mr. D. H. Wilcox
of Durham, assisted by Rev. Jas. W. Rose of Graham, from the Haw River
Baptist church of which she was a member. She became a member of the Baptist
church while a school girl at Oxford. Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of Mr. Geo.
W. Franklin of Burlington. She is also survived by her husband and a little 2
year old daughter, Florence Summerlin, and the following sisters and
brothers: Mrs. R. H. Philips of Goldsboro, Mrs. S. A. Vest of Haw River and
Mrs. B. T. Hunley of Plymouth, Mr. Leslie Franklin of Texas and Mr. Ernest W.
Franklin of Burlington. Mrs. Brooks before her marriage taught several years
in the Graded School at Haw River. She was a most estimable woman and Maj.
Brooks has the sympathy of his many friends in his great bereavement.
Rev. David E. Sampson Dies Suddenly.
     On Wednesday, 19th inst., Rev. David E. Sampson, a well known preacher in the
Friends church, died at his home at Winston-Salem. Mr. Sampson lived in
Graham for a number of years and was instrumental in building the Friends
church of which he was a pastor during his stay here. He was about 75 years
of age and a native of England. The interment was at Guilford College.

The Gleaner - Aug 3, 1916
Brother of Mrs. J. L. Scott, Jr., Dies in Kansas City, Mo.
     Tuesday morning's Charlotte Observer contained the announcement of Mr.
Archibald Brady's death in Kansas City, Mo., Monday from apoplexy while out
riding in his automobile. He was a native of Davidson county and was
graduated from Davidson College. Under President Harrison he was postmaster
of Charlotte. After that he went west and has since been prominently
connected with railroad interests throughout the West.
     He is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. J. Brady who makes her home with her
grand-daughter, Mrs. Hubert Hill at Morgantown, W. Va., two sisters - Mrs. B.
S. Robertson of Greensboro and Mrs. J. L. Scott, Jr., of Graham, and one
brother, Dr. Everett Brady of Smith College, Mass., besides his wife and one
son. The burial will be in Gastonia tomorrow afternoon where his wife's
mother, Mrs. Craig, lives.
     The many friends of the family here sympathize with the bereaved relatives.
The Charlotte Observer speaks in high terms of his ability and efficiency as
a business man and his fine record when postmaster.

The Gleaner - Aug 31, 1916
Mrs. Lucinda Robertson Crosses the River -- At Death was reading the bible
through 22nd Time.
     Mrs. Lucinda Robertson, widow of the late Michael Robertson, died on Aug.
25th, 1916, in her 84th year, at the home of Mr. Missouri Lineberry in
Patterson township, where she has made her home for some time. Mrs. Robertson
before marriage was Miss Euliss. She has one living sister in Burlington,
Mrs. Laura Ann Coble, 87 years of age, and one brother, Mr. Alexander Euliss,
89 years of age, who lives in Liberty, and two brothers who live in Indiana.
     Mrs. Robertson had two children Nellie and Thomas, and one step-son, Mr. C.
F. Robertson, the father of Supt. J. B. Robertson. Nellie married Mr. R. G.
Hornaday of Burlington and lived ten years of married life and left three
children, Carrie, Thomas and Victor. Mr. Thos. Robertson, Mrs. Robertson's
only son, has lived in Washington, D. C. for more than twenty years, but was
with his mother when the end came.
     The funeral was conducted by the Rev. William Pike, a nephew of Mrs.
Robertson, at the Mt. Zion Baptist church and she was laid to rest amid a
large concourse of relatives and friends.
     In the passing of Mrs. Robertson a life of character that was very strong and
in many ways very striking came to an earthly close. She was one of the best
informed women on all subjects to be found in her community. She read almost
unceasingly, both the topics of the day and good literature. She was clear
and concise in her thinking. She had decided views on most important subjects
that were supported by a fund of information.
     Mrs. Robertson loved her church, good music and her Bible. She often was
found selecting special texts, writing out an exposition and singing
appropriate songs. When she died she was reading consecutively her Bible
through for the twenty-second time.

The Gleaner - Sept 21, 1916
Mrs. C. P. Albright Dies Suddenly.
     Early last Friday night, about half past 8 o'clock, the news that Mrs. Fannie
Albright, wife of Mr. C. P. Albright, was dead, came as a shock. She was
taken suddenly very ill Wednesday night. Through Thursday she continued quite
sick, but on Friday had grown apparently a great deal better, and Friday
evening she died suddenly of heart failure. The passing of Mrs. Albright
removes a most estimable christian woman who enjoyed the love and esteem of
her acquaintances in a high degree. She loved her home and to make it a
shrine of joy and rest for her loved ones was one of her chiefest pleasures.
     She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and ever faithful in
attendance. The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church at 3
o'clock Sunday afternoon by her Pastor, Dr. T. M. McConnell, assisted by Dr.
Daniel Albright Long. The interment was in Linwood Cemetery and a wealth of
sweet flowers covered the grave. The funeral services were attended by a
large concourse of relatives and friends.
     The sorely bereaved husband and daughter, Mrs. Frank Moore, have the deepest
sympathy of their many friends. Mrs. Albright was a daughter of the late John
Donnell of Greensboro, where she was reared. At the time of her death she was
60 years of age. She is survived by two sisters and six brothers, all of
whom, except Mr. Tom Donnell of Texas and Mr. George Donnell in a Richmond
Hospital, were present at the funeral, namely, Mrs. Adge Alexander and
husband and sons Donnell and Robert of Greensboro, Mrs. Robt. B. Tate of
Graham, Mrs. J. D. Donnell and daughters Misses Mary and Fannie Sue, Mr. Jas.
R. Donnell and wife, Mr. Calvin H. Donnell and Masters Calvin Jr., and
Conrad, Mr. Harry Donnell and wife, all of Greensboro. Others present from a
distance were Mrs. Mary Martin, sister of Mr. Albright of Mooresboro; Mrs.
John W. Crawford, Mrs. June Stroud and Mr. E. P. Wharton of Greensboro; Mr.
Gene Hunter of Charlotte and Mr. Clyde Hunter of Winston-Salem.

The Gleaner - Oct 6, 1916
Mr. John C. Drewry Dies in Raleigh Monday.
     After an illness of eighteen months, Mr. John C. Drewry died at 12:15 p. m.
at his home in Raleigh Monday, aged 56 years. He had been a citizen of
Raleigh for 25 years and had been a prominent in the affairs of the city and
county. He had represented the county in both branches of the General
Assembly. Though he at one time practiced law, his business was that of
insurance. For twenty-two years he had been Grand Secretary of the Grand
Lodge of Masons of North Carolina. He was twice married, his second marriage
being to Mrs. Kittie Holt Wharton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Banks Holt. He
is survived by his widow and one son. The funeral took place in Raleigh
James H. Southgate Dead.
     Mr. James H. Southgate of Durham died last Friday at 1 o'clock at
"Southgate's Cabin" a mile northeast of University Station of appoplexy. As
usual he went to the cabin the afternoon before to spend the night. Feeling
slightly indisposed, he did not return to Durham Friday morning. Mr.
Southgate was spoken of by Durham people as their first citizen. He was not
only a town, but a State and National figure, having once been a candidate
for vice president of the United States on the Prohibition ticket. He was
about 58 years of age and is survived by a son and one sister.
     Mrs. Mary Bason Barnwell, wife of Mr. John A. Barnwell died at
(*whole line missing*) o'clock yesterday afternoon, Oct. 5, and **** be
buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Burlington. She has been a great
sufferer from a cancerous affection for months, and her death was not
unexpected. She was a daughter of Capt. J. D. Bason and lived in Graham in
her childhood. Mrs. Barnwell was an excellent woman and highly esteemed. She
is survived by her husband and a young daughter, and her father, three
sisters and a brother.
     Mr. Saunders Carroll, aged over 86 years, died in Southeast Guilford, just
across the line from Alamance, last Saturday night. He was a Confederate
soldier and was on the pension roll of Alamance county, having lived in
Patterson township, this county, up to a few years ago. A widow and several
children survive him.

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The Gleaner - Oct 26, 1916
Little Girl Killed in Burlington
     Last Thursday afternoon between 5 and 6 o'clock a most distressing accident
occurred in Burlington which cost the life of Helen, the 10-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Fogleman. The little girl was on the street and in
getting out of the way of a street car stepped in front of an automobile and
was knocked down. She was picked up in an unconscious condition. She never
regained consciousness and died the next morning about 7 o'clock.

The Gleaner - Nov 9, 1916
Miss. Eliza White Passes.
     Miss Eliza White, sister of Mrs. D. S. Thompson of Burlington and an aunt
of Messrs. A. J. and Chas. C. Thompson, died the first of the week at the
State Home for Confederate Women at Fayetteville from a stroke of paralysis.
She was one of the first to enter the Home and was present at the formal
opening last November. Miss White was a native of Alamance and a devout
christian woman. Until the death of her brother at Rocky Mt. she had made her
home with him for many years, After his death her home was with a niece
there. The interment was in the cemetery at Rocky Mount. She was 68 years of


The Gleaner - Nov 16, 1916
Hon. Cyrus B. Watson, Prominent Lawyer and Citizen, Dead.
     Mr. Cyrus B. Watson, one of the State's distinguished lawyers and public
men, died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Winston-Salem, aged
72. Mr. Watson had been in feeble health a long time and his death was
expected. Funeral and interment in Winston-Salem Sunday afternoon. Five
children survive - two sons and three daughters.
     Mr. Watson was born near Kernersville on January 14, 1814, in what was
then part of Stokes county, now a portion of Forsyth. His father, John
Watson, was a grandson of Drewry Watson, a native of Scotland, who settled in
Prince Edward county, Virginia, about 1740, and whose wife was a Barksdale of
Halifax, from whom he takes his middle name.
     Mr. Watson's mother, before her marriage to John Watson, was Miss Maria
Folger, and her great grandfather was a brother of Abia Folger of Nantucket,
the mother of Benjamin Franklin.
     Mr. *. Watsons grandmother was a Wilson, sister of Joseph Wilson, who was
one of the most distinguished lawyers of his day.
     He received his early education in the country school near his home and
was a student in the Kernerville High School when he left to join the
Confederate army. He served throughout the war, being wounded in two battles.
After the war Mr. Watson worked on the farm and clerked in stores. Later
he studied law under Gen. J. M. Leach of Lexington and was admitted to
practice 1869. He located in Winston-Salem that year and has since lived
there. He was distinguished as a criminal lawyer and had a large practice.
     Mr. Watson represented his country in both branches of the Legislature.
In 1896 he was the Democratic nominee for Governor. His party was defeated
that year. D. L. Russell being elected. He was a candidate for United States
Senator in the memorable contest before the Legislature in 1901, which
resulted in the election of Senator Overman.

The Gleaner - Nov 23, 1916
Mr. E. Clay Murray Dead.
     The news of the death of Mr. E. Clay Murray of Pleasant Grove township
will be heard with regret by all who knew him. He passed away at his home
yesterday morning, having been in declining health for quite awhile. He was
one of the leading citizens of his section of the county. Several years ago
he was a member of the Board of County Commissioners. In late years he had
been engaged in farming and merchandising. He is survived by the following
children of a former marriage, Mr. W*** Murray of Mebane, Mr. John Murray of
Greensboro, Mr. Clay Murray who lived with his father, and Mr. Jas. Murray of
Reidsville, Mrs. Ralph Vincent of Mebane, Mrs. Patterson of Durham and Mrs.
Turner of Caswell. He was about 73 years of age. The burial took place at
Cross Roads this morning in the presence of a large congregation.

The Gleaner - Dec 7, 1916
Passed Away Sunday Evening After Brief Illness.
     The many friends of Mr. Alfred W. Haywood were shocked to hear of his
death at Haw River last Sunday evening a few minutes after 6 o'clock.
While he had not enjoyed his usual robust health for the past four or
five years, still he was in fair health. He was in Graham Tuesday of last
week attending to business in court and appeared to be as well as usual. He
was taken ill the following day and continued to grow weaker. The immediate
cause of his death was heart failure.
     Mr. Haywood was born in Raleigh on July 15, 1853. He was a son of the
late Dr. E. Burke Haywood, a distinguished physician. His mother was Mrs.
Lucy Williams Haywood. He practiced law in Raleigh up to 1895, when he moved
to Haw River, abandoning the practice of law to engage in cotton
manufacturing and was president of the Holt-Granite Mfg. Co.
     In May, 1883, Mr. Haywood was united in marriage to Miss Louise M. Holt,
second daughter of the late Gov. Thos. M. Holt. To them were born two sons -
Alfred W. Haywood Jr., partner in a leading New York city law firm, and Thos.
Holt Haywood, who holds a highly responsible position with a big cotton goods
commission house in New York city. His widow and two sons survive him. He is
also survived by five brothers and one sister.
     The remains were carried to Raleigh Tuesday and the funeral was conducted
from Christ's church. A number attended from Burlington, Graham and Haw
     Mr. Haywood was well known throughout the state. In appearance he was
courtly and distinguished looking and his uniform courtesy and considerate
attention to every one won him many friends. For a number of years he was a
trustee of the University and had held other positions of trust and honor.
His death is deplored by a host of friends and acquaintances.
Mr. William I. Holt of Burlington Dead.
     Mr. William I. Holt of Burlington died yesterday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock.
He had been lingering for several months. He was the son of the late Jas. H.
Holt. He was born in Graham while his father lived here and was 48 years of
age. He had been engaged in cotton manufacturing all his life. He is survived
by five brothers and one sister, Messrs., R. L. and J. H. Holt of Burlington,
Edwin C. Holt of Wilmington, S. M. and Ernest A. Holt of Paris, Texas, and
Mrs. W. G. Green of Charleston, S. C. The funeral will take place from the
Presbyterian church at Burlington at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.
Rev. C. C. Peele Dies at Elon College.
     Rev. C. C. Peele died at his home at Elon College Sunday night about 12
o'clock. He had been confined to his home only two days. His death was caused
by Bright's Disease. For quite awhile he had not felt well at times. He was a
minister in the Christian church and a preacher of force and charter. He was
a native of Nansemond county, Va. His widow and six sons survive him. The
funeral was conducted from the College Chapel Tuesday and the interment was
in Elon College cemetery.
     Mrs. Margaret J. Andrews, widow of the late Ruffin Andrews, died in her
home west of Burlington Monday, in the 80th year of her age. She is survived
by two sons and three daughters. The interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery,
     Mrs. Emily Heritage, relict of William Heritage, died last Friday night
about 11:30 o'clock in Graham at the home of her son, Mr. Alfred R. Heritage,
at the ripe age of 86 years. The interment was in New Providence cemetery
Sunday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. W. Holt. Six children
- two sons and four daughters - survive her. There are 52 grandchildren, 62
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
     Mrs. Minnie Blackmon, wife of Mr. J. H. Blackmon of Haw River, died
Sunday night and the interment was in the Haw River cemetery Tuesday
afternoon. Before her marriage to Mr. Blackmon she was the widow Adams and is
survived by three sons, one in the army at El Paso, one at Goldsboro and one
at Winston-Salem.
     Mrs. Jane Christman, widow of Henry Christman, died last week at her home
a mile west of Glenn (*line missing*) age. She was the daughter of George
Tickle and lived only about a mile from the place of her birth. The remains
were buried at Frieden's church, Guilford county.
     Mrs. James D. Donnell died at her home near Greensboro on Wednesday
afternoon of last week. Before marriage she was Miss Annie Cobb, daughter of
the late Dr. G. D. Cobb. She was born and reared at the old Cobb home about
two miles North of Elon College. Her mother was a sister of Capts. J. A. and
W. H. Turentine and Mrs. Sarah Fix of Burlington. Mrs. Donnell is survived
by her husband, one son and two daughters, two sisters and two or three

The Gleaner - Dec 28, 1916
Died Suddenly.
     Mr. David Johnston died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in the
Hawfields community. He was sitting by the fire and had not been complaining
and passed away without a struggle. He was about 60 years of age and is
survived by his widow and one daughter. The funeral is at Hawfields today.

The Gleaner - Jan 4, 1917
Mrs. H. W. Scott's Father Dies Suddenly in Raleigh.
     Tuesday afternoon Mrs. H. W. Scott received a message that her father,
Geo. A. Turner, died suddenly at his home in Raleigh about three o'clock. If
he had not been in his usual health, she had not been advised. Mrs. Scott
left yesterday morning for Raleigh. Mrs. Scott's many friends sympathize with
her sad bereavement.
     Mr. Turner was seventy-four years of age. He was a Confederate veteran,
and is survived by his widow and several children.

The Gleaner - Jan 11, 1917
Mrs. Scott's Mother Dies Three Days After Her Father's Death.
     Last week we noted Mrs. H. W. Scott's father, Mr. George Turner, died
suddenly in Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Scott went to Raleigh
Wednesday morning. Her mother was sick and passed away about 9 o'clock Friday
morning. The news was a shock to Mrs. Scott's friends here who deeply
sympathize with her in her sore bereavement. Mrs. Turner had been sick but was not
considered dangerously ill. She had a cold that developed into pneumonia of
which she died.
     Mr. Ed Rich died at his home here last night about 8 o'clock, aged about
35 years, of Bright's disease. He had been in poor health for several months.
A widow and two children survive him. The burial will be at New Providence
     The little 5 year old son of Mr. Hillary M. Sykes died this morning. This
child was badly burned last Monday and the death is thought to be the result
of the burns. Mr. Sykes formerly lived here, but a year or more ago moved out
near Kimesville. The interment will be here tomorrow.
Mrs. W. W. Staley Passes Away at Suffolk, Va.
     It was a shock to those here who knew Mrs. W. W. Staley years ago, to
hear of her death last Friday morning. She had been in a hospital in Suffolk,
Va., for about two months. She had suffered for a long time from rheumatism,
but the immediate cause of her death was paralysis about ten days before.
Mrs. Staley's maiden name was Pearce, and she was reared near Franklin,
Franklin county. After she and Dr. Staley were married they made their home
in Graham for a number of years. About 35 years ago Dr. Staley became pastor
of the Christian church in Suffolk and they moved away, but she has always
been held in fond remembrance by the friends of long ago. The burial took
place Sunday in the cemetery near her old home near Franklin. Mrs. Staley is
survived by her mother, Mrs. Pearce. Several years past ninety. Her husband,
Dr. W. W. Staley, pastor of Suffolk Christian church for the past 35 years
and President of Elon College for a number of years, and three daughters -
Mrs. T. H. Cheatham of Roxboro, Mrs. B. T. Hold*n of Louisburg and Miss Annie
Staley of Franklin.
     Mr. R. N. Cook of Graham, Dr. Staley's half-brother, attended the funeral.

The Alamance Gleaner - Jan 18, 1917
     Miss Lindy Casper, aged 17 years was shot to death Saturday night in
Salisbury by Lee Honeycutt, a merchant, who then attempted suicide. Honeycutt
has a family. Jealousy assigned as a cause.

The Alamance Gleaner - Feb 1, 1917
Mr. W. C. Donnell Passes Away In His 86th Year.
     After a residence in Graham for almost half a century, dating back to
1868- less than 20 years after this town was established, Mr. W. C. Donnell,
"Uncle Cal" as many as were wont to call him, has made his home in Graham. He
was born in Guilford county June 21, 1831, and died about 8 o'clock Friday
morning, January 26, 1917, at the home of his niece, Mrs. C. S. Hunter. The
funeral was conducted by his Pastor, Dr. T. M. McConnell, from the
Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. For 38 years Mr. Donnel
had been a Ruling Elder in his church and verily he was one of its pillars.
In everything in his church that had good for its result, as well as in
matters outside, he took an unselfish interest.
     The following pall-bearers bore the remains to their last resting place
in Linwood Cemetery: Mess. C. P. Albright, Allen Tate, McBride Holt, Lynn B.
Williamson, J. Clarence Walker, Sam T. Johnston, Chas. A. Scott and J. Harvey
White. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives, friends, and
acquaintances. He is survived by the following nephews and nieces, John, W.
C., James R., Thomas, George and Harry S. Donnell and mesdames Berta
Alexander and Annie Tate, sons and daughters of his brother John D. Donnell,
deceased, who made his home in Greensboro, and Mrs. C. S. Hunter, J. E. Scott
Jr., and H. W. Scott, children of his sister, Mrs. Bettie Scott, who passed
away afew years ago at her home in Graham.
     As a young man Mr. Donnell began business in Wilmington. During or near
the close of the Civil War he was in business in Mebane and in 1868 he and
his brother-in-law, the late James Sidney Scott, engaged in the mercantile
business under the name of Scott & Donnell. This business continued actively
for more than 20 years, and in 1883 they completed the first cotton mill in
Graham. They sold this mill which is now part of the Oneida Mill, and later
built the Sidney Mill near the railway station.
     Mr. Donnell was never married. In business he was diligent and honest, he
lived modestly and economically, and by the practice of these virtues he
accumulated a comfortable estate. He was an esteemed and upright citizen and
exerted an abiding influence for good, and like the ripened grain is gathered
to his reward.

The Alamance Gleaner - March 1, 1917
Mr. W. A. Moore Dead.
     Last week this paper noted the serious illness of Mr. W. A. Moore, better
known as Lonnie Moore. He had been ill for only a few days. He was taken sick
at Graham Hotel and moved to the home of his father, Mr. W. C. Moore,
Thursday and died about 4 o'clock Friday morning from heart failure. He is
survived by six children -- four girls and two boys. Mr. Moore was forty-one
years of age and for a number of year had been a traveling salesman. Mess. A.
G. Morre of Greensboro, Lucy Moore of Charlotte and Faucette Moore of
Thomasville, Ga., three of deceased brothers, were here to attend the
funeral. The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon by Dr. T. M. McConnell and the interment was in Linwood
Cemetery. The bereaved children and family of deceased have the sympathy of
their many friends.
     Mr. Ben McClure, who lived here up to a month or so ago, when he moved to
a farm near McLeansville, died last Tuesday morning from acute indigestion.
He was about 55 years of age. A widow and two or three small children survive
him. His remains were carried to High Point for interment.
     Mrs. Simpson, widow of the late T. R. Simpson, died last Saturday at the
home of her daughter Mrs. Jack Capps, near Burlington. She was 73 years of
     Miss. Mattie Anderson died on 20th of February at the home of her
brother, Mr. Eugene Anderson, about two miles North of Haw River. She was a
daughter of the late James Anderson. The interment was at Cross Roads church.
Mrs. Hughes, wife of Mr. Peter Hughes, Passes away.
     After a few days illness from pneumonia Mrs. Sarah J. Hughes died about
11 o'clock last Friday. She was born about one mile west of Elon College,
September 18, 1848, and was the daughter of Joel Tickle, deceased. The
funeral was conducted from the home of her son, Mr. Heehan Hughes, with whom
she and her husband made their home, at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon by
Rev. A. F. Iseley assisted by Rev. Fleming Martin, and the interment was in
Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband, Mr.
Peter Hughes, and one son, Mr. Heenan Hughes. Mrs. Hughes was a most
estimable christian woman, and the bereaved have the sympathy of their many
friends in their bereavement.

The Alamance Gleaner - March 8, 1917
Death of W. Taylor Pickett and Michael Spoon.
     On the 19th of February Mr. W. Taylor Pickett, one of the foremost
citizens of Patterson township passed away at the age of 70 years, 5 months
and 22 days. The burial was at Cane Creek church. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Sarah C. Pickett, two brothers, J. F. Pickett, and A. S. Pickett,
and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Coble and Mrs. Callie Garrett.
     Mr. Michael Spoon, a highly esteemed citizen of Coble township, died
Monday at an advanced age. He was the father of Miss Fannie Spoon who has
made her home in Graham for a number of years.

The Alamance Gleaner - March 29, 1917
     After many months of intense suffering Mrs. W. H. Holt passed away at her
home here a few minutes after 12 o'clock Friday night. The funeral was
conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from New Providence Christian
church by Dr. T. M. McConnell of Graham and Dr. W. S. Long of Chapel Hill,
and the interment was in New Providence cemetery. Mrs. Holt was the daughter
of the late Joseph Anderson Long and Elizabeth Long. She is survived by her
husband and one brother, Mr. Jacob S. Long of California.
     Mrs. Holt was a most excellent christian woman and was held in high
esteem by a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral was attended
by a large congregation.
     Among those present from a distance were Mrs. J. Sam Albright, daughter,
Mr. Will I. Holt, son, and Misses Swannie Albright and Nina Woods,
grand-daughters of Mr. Holt.
     Mr. Braxton died at his home in Burlington last Thursday morning. While
at work in the Coffin Factory the afternoon before he was struck in the
abdomen by a piece of flying timber. A physician was called and he was
conveyed to his home. No bones were broken and he was thought to be getting
along very well. Thursday morning he was taken with violent nausea and passed
away before relief could be given. Mr. Braxton was a son-in-lay of Mr. W. C.
Moore of Graham. His wife died about three years ago. Six children - three
sons and three daughters survive.
     Miss Mollie Foust, aged about 25 years, died here at the home of her brother,
Mr. Fred Foust, with whom she and her mother made their home, yesterday. She
also leaves surviving surviving her two other brothers -- Jack Foust of
Pittsburg, Pa., and Dee Foust of Graham, and a sister, Miss Callie Foust.
Deceased was a daughter of the late Doc Foust.

The Alamance Gleaner - April 26, 1917
Died From Fall.
     At the Aurora Mills in Burlington last Tuesday morning Mrs. Nance, wife
of Mr. Walter Nance, fell from a window and died on the way to the hospital.
She and her husband worked together in the mill. She fainted and her husband
placed her in a window and went for some water. While he was away she fell
from the window. It is reported that her neck was broken.

The Alamance Gleaner - May 17, 1917
Mrs. Sallie F. Turner Passes Away.
     After many months of declining health Mrs. Sallie F. Turner passed away
at her home here Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock. About two weeks ago she
suffered a stroke of paralysis and since, no hope of her recovery has been
entertained. Mrs. Turner's maiden name was Gray and she was the widow of the
late T. J. Turner. At the time of her death she was 73 years, 9 months and 26
days of age. Two sons and two daughters survive her. John G. Turner of
Graham, T. I. Turner of Charlotte, Mrs. Bert Kenyon of Goldsboro, and Mrs. E.
W. Maddry of Raleigh.
     Mrs. Turner was a consistent member of Graham Christian Church and highly
esteemed. The funeral was conducted from her home this afternoon at 2 o'clock
by her pastor Rev. J. G. Truitt, assisted by Rev. H. F. Meyers after which
the interment was in New Providence cemetery.

The Alamance Gleaner - May 24, 1917
Mr. V. M. Euliss Dead.
     The news of the death of Mr. V. M. Euliss at the St. Leo's Hospital in
Greensboro on Tuesday afternoon, 22nd inst., was a shock to his friends here.
He went to the hospital about the 4th inst., to be treated for tumor of the
bladder, but never improved sufficiently to stand an operation.
     Mr. Euliss had made his home in Graham for about twenty years and was one
of the town's best and most highly esteemed citizens. He was one of the
leading members of the Baptist church. He had served as Justice of the Peace
in the county for over twenty-five years and had served as a member of the
town Board of Commissioners.
     Mr. Euliss was born February 11, 1850, and at the time of his death was
67 years, 3 mos, and 8 days old. He was twice married and is survived by his
widow and the following children. Charlie Euliss of Durham, Clinton Euliss of
Detroit, Mich., James P. Euliss of Alliance, Ohio, Parker D. Euliss of
Pittsburg, Pa., Walter Euliss of Indianapolis, Ind, Hocutt Euliss of Graham,
Mrs. Jos. S. Phillips of Gibsonville, Mrs. Herbert Aust** and Miss Bernice
Euliss of Graham.
     All but the three youngest children are by the first marriage. All the
children are at home except Clinton, and he was here up to last week when he
returned to Detroit.
     The funeral takes place this afternoon from his late residence on
Washington Street and will be conducted by his Pastor, Rev. W. R. Davis,
after which the interment will be in Linwood Cemetery.
     Mr. William E. Spoon died Tuesday night at his home Patterson township at
the age of 83 years. Five children, three sons and two daughters survive him.
He was the father of R. L. Spoon; F. S. Spoon and Mrs. R. F. Williams of
     Mr. Rufus W. Ingle, a well known and highly esteemed citizen, died last
Thursday night at his home in Burlington, aged 78 years. He served through
the Civil War. He is survived by his widow and several sons.
     Mrs. C. P. Raub** died Sunday at Rainey Hospital after an operation that
was hoped would alleviate her condition. She was the daughter of the late
Daniel C. Holt and was reared about a mile and a half west of Graham. She is
survived by her husband, one son and three daughters. She was a sister of Mr.
Lewis H. Holt, County Surveyor. The interment was at Pine Hill Cemetery.

The Alamance Gleaner - May 31, 1917
Mrs. W. A. Wood Dead.
     On last Friday a few minutes before eleven o'clock, Mrs. Wood, the widow
of the late Wiley A. Wood, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.
Lacy Holt, in the 73rd year of her age, having been born Feb, 25, 1845. On
the Sunday before Mrs. Wood went to the home of her daughter. She had a fall
and fractured the femur bone near the hip. The shock was more than her
physical strength could overcome.
     The funeral was conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Lacy
Holt, Saturday afternoon by Rev H. E. Meyers, Pastor of the M. E. church, and
Rev. W. R. Davis, pastor of the Baptist church, after which the remains were
laid to rest in Linwood Cemetery. The mound over her resting place was
covered with beautiful floral tributes.
     Mrs. Wood, whose maiden name was Roney, was born and reared in this
county. She was a sweet-spirited, lovable christian woman, esteemed by all
who knew her. She is survived by two brothers, Mr. John N. Roney of Guilford,
near Gibsonville, and Mr. J. Mason Roney of Pleasant Grove township, and the
following children, namely; Mrs. W. H. Foushee of Greensboro, Mr. Numa R.
Wood of Gibsonville, Mesdames A. Lacy Holt, J. C. Moore and Chas. A. Thompson
of Graham, Mrs. Don. F. Noyes of Morganton, and Mr. Joe Wood of Boston,
Mass., all of whom were present at her funeral.
     Among those attending the funeral were Mr. W. H. Foushee, Mr. and Sykes
of Greensboro, Mr. Don F. Noyes of Morganton and a number of other relatives
and friends from a distance.
Col. William E. Holt of Lexington Dead.
     Col. W. E. Holt died Saturday afternoon at his home in Lexington, aged 77
years. On the 13th inst. he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he
partially rallied, but a few days before his death he took a turn for the
worse. His funeral took place in Lexington Monday and was attended by a large
number of relatives and friends from this and other states. He is survived by
his widow, one son and five daughters.
     Col. Holt was a son of the late Edwin M. Holt of this county, the pioneer
cotton manufacturer of the South. He was a brother of the late Gov. Thos. M.
Holt, and is survived by two brothers and two sisters -- Mrs. Fannie A.
Williamson and Mrs. Jas. A. Williamson and Mr. L. Banks Holt of Graham and
Mr. Lawrence S. Holt of Burlington.
     As a cotton manufacturer, Col. Holt was one of the largest in the South.
He left an estate valued at more than five millions according to press
Lieut. D. G. Sullivan Dead.
     The news of the death of Lieut. Sullivan was a shock to everyone who knew
him. He was taken sick Saturday, and died about noon Monday in a hospital in
Raleigh. Lieut. Sullivan at the time of his death was in service with the
Supply Co. of the 3rd N. C. Reg. He was born in Gibsonville. When a boy his
family moved to Burlington, and in his ‘teens he enlisted in the U. S. Army,
serving two enlistments in Cuba and the Philippine Islands. While in the
Philippines he was in nine engagements. When he came out of service he
enlisted in the Infirmary of the 3rd Regiment. He moved to Graham, living
here about two years; then to Reidsville, where he was a police officer and
by faithful service he was appointed chief of police and held the job until
the call came.
     Four years ago he was promoted to Serg.-Maj. of the 3rd Reg. When the
call came June 19, 1916, he was the first man to report to his commander and
at once reported for duty. He was promoted to Lieut. of the Supply Co., going
to El Paso, Tex. When the Reg. returned his company was not mustered out and
when he died he was still in service.
     Sullivan, as I called him, being one of his tent mates while in service,
always had a cheering word for everyone. He always tried to make the boys
feel good and happy. He will be missed by both officers and men. His remains
arrived at Burlington Monday evening.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. T. S. Brown and his remains buried in
the Pine Hill Cemetery, with military honors by Co. I, 3rd Reg.
     A detachment of his Company accompanied the remains to Burlington.
The following officers were present at the funeral; Maj. Baxter Durham of
Raleigh; Capt. S. E. Winston of the Supply Co.; Capt. Don E. Scott of Graham;
Lieut. R. C. Young of Raleigh.
     He is survived by a wife and two children, who have the sympathy of their
numerous friends in the loss of husband and father.
       "He is gone but not forgotten."
               Lon. G. Turner.

The Alamance Gleaner - June 7, 1917
One Killed and Three Injured in Automobile Wreck.
     Sunday afternoon, John Sparrow and three companions from Chapel Hill
coming this way, when a short distance this side (*illegible*) with an
accident in which John Sparrow lost his life. An axle broke and a wheel
smashed. John Sparrow was caught beneath the wreck. Dr. McPherson of
Saxapahaw was hastily summoned. The injured received attention and Sparrow
was being rushed to the Hospital but he died before reaching Graham. His body
was prepared for burial by Williams, Green & McClure, undertakers, and
carried to his home at Chapel Hill Sunday night.
     It is reported that fast and reckless driving is responsible for the
accident. A wife and children survive the dead man.
     The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Garrett died a few days ago at their
home in Dry Fork, Va. Mrs. W. W. Garrett, mother of Mr. Garrett, of Graham
attended the funeral.
     Mr. Wesley Clapp died here Monday. He had been sick only a few days from

The Alamance Gleaner - June 14, 1917
Soldier Killed At Haw River.
Private Frank Brown of the squad of N. C. N. Guardsman, detailed to guard
the railroad bridge at Haw River, was killed by the east-bound train about 2
o’clock Monday night. He had sat down on the side of the track at the west
end of the bridge and fallen asleep. The train bore down upon him and the
noise of the train and the blowing of the whistle failed to wake him. The
pilot knocked him off and down the high embankment. A comrade had started to
his relief, but heard the train coming and waited at the East end for it to
pass. The remains were brought here and prepared for burial by Mess.
Williams, Green & McClure, undertakers. Deceased was a son of Mr. George
Brown of Kinston where the armies were sent Tuesday evening for internment.
On May 31st Mrs. Bettie Moore passed away at her home in Burlington, aged
85 years. She was the widow of Dr. John A. Moore, a prominent physician who
died more than 25 years ago, and a sister of the late Dr. H. A. Sellars. The
interment was by the side of her husband in New Providence cemetery.
On Sunday night last, Mrs. Sallie Huff, widow of O. L. Huff, died at her
home in Gibsonville after a brief illness. She was the eldest daughter of the
late Berry Davidson. She is survived by a son, two sisters and three
brothers. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Bethlehem, near
William Warsham, about 60 years old, was found dead in bed in his home at
Davidson at an early hour Sunday morning.

Dec. 18, 2001