WILLIAMS, H. Clay – (d. 1900)

Suffolk, Va., March 10 – Hon. H. Clay WILLIAMS died this morning at 7 o’clock in Gates county, N.C., aged 62 years.  He lived at Willeyton, twenty-one miles from Suffolk. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon from Kittrell’s M.E. Church.  

The deceased had twice represented his county in the General Assembly of North Carolina, and was formerly State Senator and County Commissioner.  He was among the most prominent men in his section.  He leaves a widow, five daughters, and two sons, among whom are Mrs. Elisha CROSS and Hardy WILLIAMS, of Norfolk, and B.G. WILLIAMS, of Ahoskie, N.C. Mr. CROSS was a family connection of Mrs. I.O. HILL, of Suffolk.

Source: Virginian-pilot. (Norfolk, Va.), 11 March 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1900-03-11/ed-1/seq-14/>

Editorial Note: This is the obituary for Henry Clay Williams.  See FamilySearch Family Tree for more information.

TROTMAN, John M. – (d. 1899)

Death of Hon. John M. Trotman

Suffolk, Va., March 9 – Hon. John M. TROTMAN, a member of the North Carolina Legislature from Gates county, is dead.  The end came last night in Raleigh.  The remains passed through Suffolk this afternoon, and were taken to Gates county on a special train over the Suffolk and Carolina.  The regular passenger train had gone, and the special was made up to leave at 5:45. The body was accompanied by a single daughter of the deceased, who had gone to Raleigh during her father’s illness, and by Hon. W.D. WELCH, the member from Chowan county.  The funeral will take place in Gates county tomorrow. 

Hon. John M. TROUTMAN was an ardent free silver Democrat.  He was first elected last fall as a member of the General Assembly.  He was prior to that the agent for the Suffolk and Carolina railroad at Trotville, and also a merchant at the same plant.  He leaves a wife, an unmarried daughter and son, William TROTMAN.

Mr. William E. WINSTEAD, assistant agent of the Seaboard Air Line, in pursuance of a request received by wire, had a hearse meet his afternoon train, and attended to other arrangements. 

Source: Virginian-pilot. (Norfolk, Va.), 10 March 1899. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071779/1899-03-10/ed-1/seq-7/>