Contributed by Herb Williams
Two of Pender’s Most Prominent Citizens Dead
Two of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Pender county have recently been removed from their field of usefulness and honor by the hand of death.
Mr. W. S. Larkins, aged 93 years, and probably the oldest man in the county, died a few days ago, and on Monday last, Mr. Daniel Shaw, another leading citizen, died at his residence near Lillington Hall, in the 72d year of his age. Mr. Shaw was a native of Cumberland county, a graduate of the State University, and represented New Hanover in the Legislature before the county was divided. He was chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Pender county for several terms, and until he declined to serve longer. His funeral will take place at Mount William Church, in Pender county, this afternoon at two o’clock.
Source: The Weekly Star, Wilmington NC Friday June 22, 1892