|HARRIETT EUSHELIA JETER BYARS
b. ca 1834 South Carolina
d. May 5, 1904 Wilkesburg, Chester Co., S.C.
Copied from original clipping
Issue of May 10, 1904
Death at Wilksburg
Mrs. Harriet E. Byars, widow of the late T.T. Byars, died last Thursday,
5th instant at the age of 71 years. She had been an invalid, and almost
helpless for 15 years. At the funeral appropriate remarks were made by
Maj. J.W. Wilks; burial in the graveyard at Brushy Fork Church of which
Mrs. Byars had long been a worthy member.
THOMAS T. BYARS
b. Mar. 16, 1836 South Carolina
d. Dec. 21, 1900 Wilkesburg, Chester Co., S.C.
The Chester Reporter
Chester, South Carolina
Issue of Thurs., Jan. 10, 1901
Mr. T.T. Byars, of Wilkesburg, died at his home there on 21st of December,
in 66th year of his age. He filled acceptable the offices of Trial Justice
and postmaster for several years. He was a member in good standing of Brushy
Fork Baptist church, where his remains were interred on 22nd December.
CRAWFORD BARBER GILMER
b. Apr. 30, 1840 Anderson Dist., SC
d. Feb. 28, 1914 Columbia, Richland Co., SC
The Anderson Daily Mail
Anderson, Anderson Co., SC
Issue of Sat., Feb. 28, 1914
MR. CRAWFORD GILMER IS DEAD
A Gallant Veteran Answers Last Roll Call
Was at Veterans Home in Columbia
Funeral Services at Roberts Presbyterian Church Tomorrow
Mr. Crawford Barber Gilmer, formerly of the Roberts Church section
of the county, died at 6 o'clock Saturday morning in the Confederate Veterans
home in Columbia. The body will be brought to Anderson this afternoon,
and will be taken to his old home. The funeral will be held in the Roberts
Presbyterian church at 12 o'clock Sunday morning. Interment will be made
in the church cemetery.
The first news of Mr. Gilmer's illness came to Anderson yesterday when
his son, Mr. Wayman C. Gilmer, received a telegram stating that his father
was critically ill and that the end was not far off. Mr. Gilmer hurried
to Columbia last night, and was with his father when he died this morning.
Mr. Gilmer served throughout the war between the states, belonging
to Co. G., 6th regiment of cavalry, Col. Aiken, commanding. He was in many
battles, principally the engagement in Grant's campaign in the Wilderness
and also around Richmond. He was a soldier who never shirked his duty,
who was always ready and willing to do the commands, and won the name of
being a fearless, good soldier. He never received a wound during the four
years of service.
Mr. Gilmer was born April 30, 1844, and was therefore in his 70th year.
He was married to a Miss Barrett, who died about 14 years ago. He is survived
by four sons and two daughters, as follows: Mr. J.C. Gilmer, superintendent
of streets of this city, Mr. W.C. Gilmer, who lives north of this city,
Mr. W.H. Gilmer, a farmer in the Roberts church section, Mr. Jack Gilmer
of Hartsville, Mrs. L.O. Williford of Lavonia, Georgia, and Mrs. Rubie
Fisher of Elberton, Georgia.
ELIZABETH GLASGOW CALHOUN GILMER
b. Jan. 10, 1799 Newberry District, SC
d. Mar. 1, 1879 Anderson Co., SC
Anderson, Anderson Co., SC
Issue of Thurs., Mar. 6, 1879
We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Gilmer, which occurred
at the residence of her son, J.J. Gilmer, Esq. of Rock Mills Township on
last Saturday, 1st Inst. in the 80th year of her age. She was distinguished
throughout her long life for her eminent Christian character. Her remains
were interred in the Roberts Church cemetery on the day following her death.
MAJOR JAMES GILMER
b. Mar. 22, 1794 Ninety-Six Dist., Abbeville Co., SC
d. Mar. 4, 1869 Anderson Co., SC
The Anderson Intelligencer
Anderson, Anderson Co., SC
Issue of Thurs., Apr. 8, 1869
Obituary: Died, at his residence on March 4, 1869, Maj. James Gilmer.
He and his wife had just returned from an evening visit to see an afflicted
friend and complained of a sick brash (?) and passed away to the spirit
land with but little pain, in half an hour. His parents were from the Emerald
Isle, settled in Abbeville District, but removed at an early day to Pendleton
and settled near Roberts Church. His father was one of the Elders of this
church at its organization, or shortly thereafter. He himself was born
in Abbeville District, March 22, 1794. Was elected to the Legislature of
this State in 1840. Not ambitious for popularity, he never offered his
services again to the State. United with Roberts Church, Sept. 22, 1850;
was ordained an Elder Oct. 1, 1854; appointed Clerk of Session Jan. 20,
1855; resigned the office Aug. 2, 1859. He was distinguished for truthfulness,
moral honesty, great accuracy and punctuality in the discharge of his duties
as a magistrate, surveyor and all other public duties. As a Christian,
uniform in his deportment - possessed the confidence of the church, of
the session and of the community at large. The death of such a man is a
loss to the family, the church and the country.
ROBERT ALEXANDER GILMER
b. Aug. 23, 1827 Anderson Co., SC
d. July 31, 1905 Toccoa, Stephens Co., GA
Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC
Issue of Aug. 2, 1905
News From Westminster
Capt. R.A. Gilmer died Monday night, July 31st, at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Birdie Walker, at the advanced age of 78 years. He was
a native of Anderson county, but had resided at Madison, in Oconee, for
the past fifty years. He leaves a wife and three children. His eldest son,
Lee Gilmer, is a popular conductor on the Southern Railway, and another
son, Swift Gilmer, is a postal clerk between Atlanta and Greensboro. His
only daughter is Mrs. Birdie Walker of Toccoa, at whose home he died. Capt.
Gilmer was twice married. His first wife was Miss Swift, of Anderson county
and his second wife Miss Sallie McFall, formerly of Walhalla, who is left
to mourn his death, and to whom, with other bereaved relatives, is extended
the sympathy of many friends. The interment will take place at Hopewell
at 11 o'clock today.
Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC
Issue of Aug. 9, 1905
News From Westminster
In the death of Capt. R.A. Gilmer Oconee loses a good citizen. His
home on Chauga Creek was always open to welcome his friends and acquaintances.
He was a Confederate veteran, having served through the Civil War.
Capt. Gilmer's first wife was a Georgian, and never resided in Anderson
County as we first understood and stated last week. The Swift homestead
is a short distance from Jenkin's Ferry.
JAMES HUGH OSBORNE
b. Apr. 7, 1839 Virginia
d. Apr. 22, 1890 Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
Issue of Wednesday, April 23, 1890
page 6 col.2
Mr. Ozburn's Death
Yesterday morning, Mr. James H. Ozburn died, after lingering for two
days from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, at his home, No. 61 Plum
street. Sunday he was walking on Marietta street with his children, when
he was stricken down and had to be carried home.
Mr. Ozburn was fifty-one years of age, was at one time in the employ
of the federal government, and afterwards engaged in merchandising in Henry
He was related to Captain J.G. Russell, of the Kimball house, and Sergeant
B. F. Curtright of the police department. He leaves a wife and three children.
He was a man greatly respected by all who knew him, and the family have
the sympathies of many friends in their great bereavement.
CARRIE MCMILLAN OSBORNE
b. ca 1843
d. Oct. 12, 1881 Wano, Henry Co., GA
Henry County Weekly
Issue of Fri., Oct. 21, 1881
p.3 col.B (6th segment down from top of page)
We regret exceedingly to learn of the death of Mrs. J.H. Osborn of
Wano which occurred on Wed. night of last week after a long and painful
illness. She was a most estimable lady whose many lovable qualities endeared
her to everybody with whom she came in contact and her sad death is the
cause of general regret. Her funeral took place the next afternoon at Sardis.
ELIZABETH EMMA TOWNSEND REID
b. June 15, 1828 South Carolina
d. Jan. 27, 1901 Westminster, Oconee Co., S.C.
Walhalla, South Carolina
Issue of Wed., Jan. 30, 1901
Mrs. Ruben Reid, mother of Mrs. Simpson, died at her home January 27,
1901. Mrs. Reid came to our town soon after it was incorporated, and has
lived a very quiet and retired life. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery
of the old Westminster Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 A.M. Her two sons,
Mr. John Reid and Mr. Robert Reid, were here. One is from Georgia, the
other from Mississippi.
JOHN TOWNSEND REID
b. July 15, 1862 Newberry or Greenville Co., SC
d. Dec. 7, 1923 Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.
Name of Newspaper Unknown
Issue of the week of Dec. 10, 1923
(copied from the original clipping)
MR. JOHN T. REID DIES
AT BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
On last Friday morning at three o'clock Mr. John T. Reid died at Birmingham,
Ala., after a short illness of paralysis.
Mr. Reid was 61 years old. He had been twice married, both of his wives
having preceded him to the grave. He was son of the late Reuben and Elizabeth
Reid, who moved here from Greenville county in the early seventies. He
had been making his home in Alabama the greater part of the time during
the past thirty years. He was a railroad contractor and bridge builder,
going to Alabama to engage in that line of work with Mr. Seiles N. Hughs
in the nineties. Mrs. Lillian Miller, niece of Mr. Reid, was with him in
his last illness and accompanied the remains here on train No. 30 Friday
night. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Hayes, where
brief funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 11 o'clock by
Dr. Ira E.D. Andrews. The interment was made in the cemetery of the First
Baptist church by the side of the grave of his little daughter, who died
several years ago. Mr. John M. McCoy, of the Sheldon Furniture company,
was in charge of the burial.
Mr. Reid was the last member of their family to pass away. His nearest
relatives are his two nephews and his four nieces, Dr. F.T. and Mr. G.O.
Simpson; Mrs. Lillian Miller, Mrs. R.B. Honea, Mrs. S.J. Hayes and Miss
Ada Simpson, of this place.
The deceased was a good and true man, for many years a member of the
Baptist church of Anniston, Ala., and there are many of his former acquaintances
here who sorrow at his passing and sympathize with the bereaved.
HENRY MARSHALL SIMPSON
b. Mar. 21, 1856 Anderson Co., S.C.
d. Aug. 3, 1900 Westminster, Oconee Co., S.C.
Walhalla, South Carolina
Issue of Wed., Aug. 8, 1900
News In And Around Westminster
Mr. H.M. Simpson Killed by Lightning
Westminster, August 8. -- The Baptist parsonage in Westminster was
struck by lightning during an electric storm last Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock and Mr. H.M. Simpson was instantly killed by the stroke. Three
other gentlemen - Messrs. J.M. Hull, Wm. Bibb and M.A. Terrell - were shocked.
Messrs. Terrell and Bibb soon got all right, but Mr. Hull did not recover
from his shock until the next day. As there was a series of meetings being
held in the Baptist church, the pastor, Rev. N.G. Christopher, had invited
his five Deacons, Messrs. O.E.O. Mitchell, J.M. Hull, Wm. Bibb, H.M. Simpson,
M.A. Terrell and some lady friends to take dinner with him on the day mentioned.
On leaving the dining room the five deacons walked into the front piazza
and when the bolt struck the house Messrs. Simpson and Hull were standing
up near a post and the other gentlemen were sitting in chairs. Mr. Mitchell
was not hurt in the least. The house is only slightly damaged. Mr. Henry
Marshall Simpson was one of the best-liked men in our community and his
untimely death causes wide-spread sorrow. He was a man of noble character.
He was born in Anderson county 44 years ago and came to this county when
a boy. On December 25, 1881, he was married to Miss Ida Reid, daughter
of Mrs. E.E. Reid, of Westminster. When a young man he united with the
Old Westminster Church and about 13 years ago he was ordained a deacon
there. He has been a member of the Board of Deacons of the New Westminster
Baptist Church 9 years. He was a devoted officer and will be sadly missed
in his church. Mr. Simpson was an industrious, hard-working farmer, and
resided some three or four miles from town on the Fair Play road. Funeral
services were conducted Saturday morning by Rev. N.G. Christopher, assisted
by Rev. D.W. Hiott, of Seneca, a former pastor of the church. Many sympathizing
friends were present. At the conclusion of the funeral the remains were
carried to the Old Westminster cemetery and interred. To the bereaved widow
and six fatherless children are extended the sympathies of a large circle
THOMAS WALTER SIMPSON
b. Sept. , 1889
d. Sept. 8, 1944 Oconee Co., S.C.
Walhalla, South Carolina
Issue of Thurs., Sept. 14, 1944
Funeral Rites Held For T.W. Simpson
Thomas Walter Simpson died at his home at Westminster Friday following
a stroke of paralysis.
Funeral services were held from the Westminster Baptist church Sunday
afternoon at four o'clock conducted by the Rev. Jack Stansel, assisted
by the Rev. Mr. Land.
Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellie Simpson, one daughter,
Mrs. Marie Chitwood, of Greenville; four sons, Pfc. James B. Simpson, stationed
somewhere overseas; Pfc. Hubert L. Simpson, of India; Adger and Barnell
Simpson, of Seneca. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lovie Williamson,
who is the last living member of the family.
Pallbearers were nephews, Ernest Mason, Simp Richardson, Ike Richardson,
Wedell Richardson, Merritt Richardson, Floyd Richardson.
Ida Mae Hughes GREEN
Mrs. Ida H. GREEN, 101, of Morrilton, widow of S.V. GREEN died Sunday,
She was born March 9, 1892 in Newton County to J. M. HUGHES and Ida
C. Beck HUGHES, the second of seven children. She was a member of
the Downtown Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, James O. GREEN of Houston, Texas and Archie
S. GREEN of Morrilton; two daughters, Oryl COTNEY of Morrilton and Rowena
MOBLEY of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 36
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Church of Christ
by Mr. Wendyl Heffington. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Alfred GREEN, Terry GREEN, James K.
GREEN, James S. GREEN, Billy Joe GREEN and Jack C. GREEN.
Memorials may be made to the Downtown Church of Christ Building Fund.
Jack GREEN, Sr.
Jack C. GREEN, Sr., 51, of El Monte, Calif., formerly of Morrilton
and an employee of Muscatel Industries, died Wednesday (February 22, 1978).
Mr. Green was a member of the Church of Christ and was a veteran of
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jerry Howard GREEN; a son, Jack GREEN,
Jr. of El Monte; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. V. GREEN of Morrilton; two
brothers, Archie GREEN of Morrilton and Otha GREEN of Houston, Tex., and
two sisters, Mrs. Fred COTNEY of El Monte and Mrs. Skinner MOBLEY of Little
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Church of Christ.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home.
Decatur, IL paper 10/01/1929
Fred E. HAMILTON
Fred E. Hamilton of 1204 East Hickory street and until a few months
ago engaged in the grocery business in Vandalia, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday
night at St. Mary's hospital. He would have been forty-three years
old next week. His death followed an operation for a ruptured appendix.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Fayette county Oct. 10, 1886, and most of
his life was spent in that neighborhood. He was engaged in the grocery
business in Vandalia for a number of years and was well known there.
He came to Decatur five months ago from Vandalia. He was a member
of the Presbyterian church in Loogootee. He was also a member of
the Odd Fellows lodge and the Modern Woodman camp. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hamilton of Vandalia, and the following
children: Mrs. H.A. Smith, Darrelle, Rochelle, Charles, Myron, Richard,
Fred, Jr., and Francis Hamilton, all of Vandalia. He also leaves
the following sisters and brothers: Emma E. Hamilton of 2069 Wood street,
Corda E. Schwarm
and Carrie E. Bledsoe, both of Johnson City; Della E. Ladd of Ketesport,
Pa.; Ray E. Hamilton of St. Louis, Mrs. Zola E Lewis of East St. Louis
and Clyde E. Hamilton of Alma. The body was taken to Dawson &
Wikoff funeral directors, and prepared for burial.
Osceola MAHON Hamilton
Mrs. Fred E. (Osceola Mahon) Hamilton, 89, died noon in Fayette County
Nursing Home, Vandalia. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in First
Baptist Church, Vandalia. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia.
Burial will be in Old Loogootee Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamilton was born in Fayette County, daughter of Henry and Elvira
Mahon. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Vandalia, and American
Legion Auxiliary, Vandalia. She married Fred E. Hamilton in 1907.
He died in 1929.
Surviving are sons, Myron of Panama City, Fla.; Richard, Fred, and
Charles, all of Vandalia; daughters, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Smith and Rochelle,
both of Vandalia; Mrs. Stanley (Frances) Wolff of Centralia; 19 grandchildren;
43 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Three children and
six brothers preceeded her in death.
Decatur Herald and Review, 03/17/1977
Darrell M. Hamilton, 62, of Vandalia died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct.19,
in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.
Monday in the Berry and Hohlt Funeral Home, Vandalia, the Rev. Dr. Archie
Brown officiating. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Loogootee April 1, 1911, a son of Fred and
Osceola (Mahon) Hamilton. He and Verna Crotser were married August
17, 1932, at Salem. He was a member of the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Surviving
are his wife; daughters, Mrs. Donna Smith of Vandalia, Mrs. Charlotte Cosselman
of Mound, Minn., Mrs. Marilyn Patterson of Mt. Vernon; sons, Robert of
Vandalia, Gene of Minooka, Jack of Mt. Vernon; mother of Vandalia; sisters,
Rochelle Hamilton, Mrs. Helen Smith, both of Vandalia, Mrs. Frances Wolff
of Centralia; brothers, Myron of Panama City, Fla., Charles, Richard, Fred,
all of Vandalia; seven grandchildren.
Vandalia Leader-Union paper, Oct. 1973
Thomas C. Harding
("Morning Call Newspaper", Allentown, Northampton County, PA, 28 April
Thomas C. Harding, 72, of 16 N. Schanck Ave., Pen Argyl, died Sunday
morning in the Easton Hospital , where he was admitted Saturday morning.
He was a resident of Pen Argyl all his life and was employed in the
slate industry. He was a member of Zion Methodist Church,
and of the Odd Fellows and Foresters lodges, all of Pen Argyl.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Fehr Harding; a son, Clarence
F. Harding, Northampton; and two grandchildren, and by the following brothers
and sister: Walter and Simon Harding, Pen Argyl and Mrs. Mose Amy, Ridley
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Swoyer funeral
home, Robinson and Jackson Aves., Pen Argyl, with Rev. Charles E. Wonderly,
pastor of Zion Methodist Church, Pen Argyl, officiating. Interment
will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl. Calling hours from 7 to
9 p.m. Tuesday.
Clarence F. Harding
("Morning Call Newspaper", Allentown, Northampton County, PA, 20 February
Clarence F. Harding, 83, of 204 Schanck Ave., Pen Argyl, former Pen
Argyl borough council secretary, died Tuesday in his home. He was
the husband of Ethel (Warrick) Jackson Harding.
Before retiring in 1962, he was a station agent for the Delaware &
Lackawanna Railroad for 25 years.
Born in Pen Argyl, he was the son of Thomas C. and Clara (Fehr) Harding.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Pen Argyl.
He served in the Army during World War I.
Surviving with his widow are a son George, a Slatington funeral director,
six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Nicholas Guerro Funeral
Home, 126 Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Calling hours will be after 7 p.m.
Mrs. Anna Harding
(Unknown Newspaper, Northampton County, PA, 10 February 1943.)
Mrs. Anna Harding, widow of Thomas James Harding, died at her home,
210 N. Schanck Ave., Pen Argyl. She was aged 79 years and was born
at Cornwall, England, a daughter of Reuben and Jane (nee Branch) Harding.
She was a resident of Pen Argyl for 73 years, and was a member of the
Methodist church and a charter member of the W.S.C.S. of that church.
Surviving are the following sons and daughters, Stanley and Warren
Harding of Pen Argyl; and Mrs. Elvin Klinger, and Mrs. Thomas Finkbeiner,
of Pen Argyl. Seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive,
as do the following brothers and sisters, Reuben Harding, Thomas Harding,
Walter Harding, and Simeon Harding all of Pen Argyl, and Mrs. Moses
Amy, of Ridley Park.
Funeral Service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pullis Funeral Home,
126 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, with the Rev. W.C. Smith officiating.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Reuben Harding
(Unknown Newspaper, Northampton County, PA, July 1949.)
Mrs. Minnie Gold Harding, 80, of 101 Westbrook Avenue, Pen Argyl, died
yesterday in Westfield, N.J. She was the widow of Reuben Harding.
Mrs. Harding died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Shotwell, of 434 Birch Place, Westfield, where she had been
living for the last three months.
Born in Ackermanville, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth
Young Gold. She had lived in Pen Argyl for 64 years and was a member
of Zion Methodist Church and ladies Bible Class, the W.C.T.U. of Pen Argyl,
the Pen Argyl Women's Club, and Shutanka Chapter 202, Order of the Eastern
Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Shotwell, are a son, Clark of Pen Argyl;
two brothers, Dr. Charles E. Gold, of Bangor, and Floyd C. Gold, of Ackermanville;
three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Swoyer funeral
home, Pen Argyl, with the Rev. C.E. Wonderly, pastor of Zion Methodist
Church, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pen
Winifred Mae Harding Shriver
("Morning Call Newspaper", Allentown, Northampton County, PA, 24 February
Slatington Mortician's Kin Dies in York County Crash
Special to the Morning Call
Harrisburg - Mrs. Winifred M. Shriver, 45, sister of Slatington Funeral
Director Clarence Harding [should be George M. Harding], was killed Friday
in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about a mile west of
the Harrisburg-West Shore exit in Fairview Township, York County.
A native of Pen Argyl, she was the wife of Army Lt. Col. Roland [Rowland]
Shriver at the Army War College at Carlisle.
State police said Mrs. Shriver was tossed from her westbound car after
it jumped across a medial strip into the eastbound lane.
Police said the car, operated by Mrs. Shriver, went out of control
when she swerved to avoid a tractor-trailer traveling in the same direction.
She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.
Her daughter, Karen, 14, escaped injury.
Besides her brother and husband, Mrs. Shriver is survived by her father,
Clarence, of Pen Argyl and a daughter, Christine, and a son, Stephen.