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/>

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CASTEN, I.W. (Mrs.) – (d. 1896)

Mrs. I.W. CASTEN, one of the best-known ladies of Gates county, N.C., died last night, aged about 27 years, in Gatesville, the county seat. The funeral was held this afternoon from Kittrell’s M. E. Church, concluding which, the remains were taken to Willeyton for interment. Several friends of the family from Suffolk attended. Deceased was a sister of H.B. CROSS, Esq., Treasurer of Gates county.

Source:  The Norfolk Virginian. (Norfolk, Va.), 01 May 1896. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025715/1896-05-01/ed-1/seq-8/>