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. <>



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