Eureka High School Yearbook (1953)

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Eureka High School Yearbook (1952)

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PRIVETT, A.B. – (d. 1889)

A.B. PRIVETT, while crazed with drink, committed suicide in Goldsboro, NC, by taking laudanum.  Prompt medical attention was summoned but could only prolong his life a few hours.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 26 July 1889.  Available online at

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HOOK, Nancy (Mrs.) – (d. 1835)

DIED — In Wayne county on Wednesday, 16th ult., Mrs. Nancy HOOK, wife of the Rev. Curtis HOOK.
Source: North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>
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McKINNEY, Richard (d. 1800)

DIED — In Wayne County, on the 27th ult., Gen. Richard McKINNEY.

Source: Raleigh Register and Weekly Advertiser,18 February 1800, pg 3.

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DAVIS, Ariminta – (d. 1852)

The following obituary appeared in the October 6, 1852 issue of the Raleigh Register.  Ariminta was the daughter of Colonel A.F. MOSES and the wife of Dr. A.C. DAIVS.

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CASON, D.H. (d. 1930)

Greensboro Daily News
April 20, 1930

Funeral Service Conducted for D.H. Carson, of Goldsboro
Goldsboro, April 19 – D. H. CASON, 37, died at 9:30 o’clock Friday night after several days illness.  Mr. CASON, who moved here with his family some time ago from east St. Louis, was a member of the Christian church. He held a position as superintendent of the Dewey Brothers plant here.  His wife died two months ago.

Funeral service was conducted at 2:30 Saturday afternoon by Rev. A.J. SMITH, pastor of the First Baptist church, the minister of the Christian church.  Rev. R.K. JONES being ill.  Interment was in Willow Dale cemetery beside his wife.


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ADAMS, John (d. 1930)

Greensboro Daily News
April 30, 1930

Wayne Negro Farmer Dies After Run Over by Cart
Goldsboro, April 28 – John ADAMS, negro, 49, of near Pikeville this county, died Friday afternoon following an unusual accident which occurred on the morning of the same day.  He was driving a two-wheel mule cart along the road when he fell from the cart and one wheel passed over his body.  He was carried home unconscious.  It is thought he suffered a stroke of paralysis which caused him to fail.


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KING, Horace (d. 1930)

Greensboro Daily News
February 26, 1930

Goldsboro Woman Dies Following Second Stroke
Goldsboro, Feb. 25 – Mrs. Horace KING, aged about 58, died at her home in the city at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis two years ago, and a second stroke several months ago.

Mrs. KING before her marriage was Miss Lillie JOHNSON of Mount Olive. She lived all her life in Wayne county and since her marriage in Goldsboro.  She was a member of St. Paul Methodist church, and prominent in its activities as long as her health would allow    Surviving are her husband Horace KING, of Goldsboro, one son, Clarence KING, and one granddaughter, Francis KING, both of Hertford and one brother, Mr. J. JOHNSON of Asheville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.


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ALBRITTON, J.A. (d. 1930)

Greensboro Daily News
June 13, 1930

J.A. Albritton, 73, Dies at Home of His Daughter
Goldsboro, June 12 – J.A. ALBRITTON, 73, of Calyspo, this county, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul NUNN, in Mount Olive, of complications existing over a period of several years.

Mr. ALBRITTON was a native of Greene county but had spent most o fhis maturity in Kentucky.  About six  years ago he returned to North Carolina and made his home in Calypso, but had spent the past few months with his daughter at Mount Olive.

He is survived by his wife and daughter. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter on Wednesday by Rev. C.V. BROOKS, pastor of the Calypso Baptist church, assisted by Rev. E.N. JOHNSON, of Mount Olive and Rev. J.E. LANIER, of Wallace. Interment was in the family plot at Calypso.

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