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Mrs. Venie Askew Funeral Services Are Held Sunday
Roduco-- Mrs. Emily Lavenia Askew, 62, widow of W. J. Askew, died at her home here Wednesday. 
She is survived by three daughters and seven sons, Mrs. C. A. Lilley of Farmville, Mrs. J. I. Askew of Roduco and Mrs. J. E. Lilley of Gates, W. L. and J. T. Askew of Eure, J. L., W. J., Jr., and Lonnie Lee of Roduco and Ernest and Allen, U.S. Army; one sister, Mrs. Ivey Turner of Eure; eighteen grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted at Eure Christian church Sunday by Rev. J. M. Roberts of Windsor and Rev. J. M. Jolliff of Gatesville. A quartette, composed of Mrs. T. L. Carter and Mrs. L. C. Carter, C. B. Blair and Dr. J. M. Detwielder, accompanied by Mrs. T. Sloane Guy sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Sweet Peace," "A Gift of God's Love" and "In the Hour of Trial." Members of the Missionary Society and friends of Mrs. Askew were honorary pallbearers and her nephews were active pallbearers. 
"The Gates County Index", Gatesville, [Gates County], N.C., Vol. 12, No. 2 
Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Woman Born In Slavery Dies
Sophie Hunter, 92-year-old Negro house maid who has worked for a number of people in and around Sunbury died on September 5 from the infirmities of old age. 
Her parents, Isaac and Amy Rountree, were slaves of Solomon Rountree of Gates county. Sophie served as maid to one of Mr. Rountree's daughters and she stayed with her mistress until slavery was abolished. 
Sophie served as midwife for both wife and Negro mothers in this section for many years and was respected by people of both races. 
In 1863, Sophie, then 14 married Tom Hunter and to them were born 17 children, four of which are still living. James Crowder Hunter and Inetta Hunter never married and were living with their mother at the time of her death. 
"The Gates County Index", Gatesville, [Gates County], N.C., Vol. 12. No. 2 
Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Burns Are Fatal to 73-Year-Old Woman of Corapeake Community
Funeral services for Mrs. Elza Riddick Brinkley, 73, who died at her home in Corapeake, Friday night were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Eureka Baptist Church by the Rev. Herbert P. Miller, pastor. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Mrs. Brinkley died from the effects of severe burns sustained Friday when she seized a lamp which was flaring and ran outside with it and her clothing became ignited. 
Mrs. Brinkley is survived by her husband, Jethro O. Brinkley; four sons, Otis R. Brinkley, of Shawboro; Benjamin Brinkley, of Sunbury; Willis Edward Brinkley, of Suffolk; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Brinkley, of Corapeake; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Riddick, of Norfolk; Walter Riddick, of Newport News, and William Riddick, of Belvedere. 
"The Gates County Index", Gatesville, [Gates County], N.C. 
Wednesday, December 22, 1943

Mr. William Davis died on the 16th inst. at his home near Conway, in Northampton county. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, January 24, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 21]

Death of a Promising Young Man.
Dr. Robert H. Stancill, Jr. son of Dr. R. H. Stancill, of Margarettsville, died last Friday evening at Southers Pines, aged about 23 years. His death is a sad one. He was an only child, and a young man of great promise. As a physician he had taken high rank. Bright in mind, studios in habits, affable in manners, he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. The burial took place at Jackson on Sunday. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, January 31, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 22]

John Spence, a colored man of about fifty years of age, was killed by getting caught by a belt at Worrell & William's saw mill her yesterday afternoon. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, January 24, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 21]

Death of Mr. E. F. Lawrence
Mr. Edward F. Lawrence died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Norfolk, at 3:30 o'clock on the afternoon of the 20th inst., after an illness of two weeks, aged 36 years. He was the youngest son of Mrs. H. P. Lawrence of this place and brother of Capt. L. C. and Mr. J. N. Lawrence. He had been residing in Norfolk since boyhood and for a number of years was book-keeper for the firm of Vaughan & Barnes. About a year ago he went into the drug business, the firm name being Lawrence & Holmes, which was continued until his death. His remains were brought here last Friday and interred at the Southall cemetry. He was a member of the Methodist church. Kind in disposition, pleasant in manners, he had a large circle of friends[.] He was full of push and energy and put his mind and heart into whatever he undertook to do and was succeeding well in business. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, Feb. 28, 1896 [Vol. XI No. 26]

Mr. William Bryant died last week at his home in Maney's Neck at an advanced age. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of this place. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, February 11, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 24]

A son of Mr. Andrew Bridgers, of near Creeksville, Northampton county, aged about 19 years died last Saturday with pneumonia. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, February 11, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 24]

Mr. Josiah Mizzell, aged about sixty-five, died at Colerain on the 13th. One week latter to the minute last Friday, his wife died. On Sunday last Mr. Frank Wilson a merchant of the same place aged about 40 years died. Messrs. Wilson and Mizzell were proprietors of the Colerain fishery. Mr. John Wilson, of the same place, who was struck on the head recently by a negro is still in critical condition. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, March 27, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 30]

Thornton Hutchins, colored, died Tuesday, aged about sixty years. He belonged to the late Dr. Hutchins during slavery. He was a well-known hostler. He always voted the Democratic ticket and was proud of his party. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, April 3, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 31]

Death of Mrs. Amanda Brett
Mrs. Amanda Brett, wife of the late Joseph Brett, died suddenly Sunday morning, aged eighty years, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. T. E. Vann, in Maney's Neck Township. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. T. E. Vann. She was an excellent lady, a pure Christian and had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, conducted by Revs. W. E. Allen and C. W. Scarborough. The interment was at the family burying ground. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, April 10, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 32]

Mrs. Walter Edwards died at her husband's residence in Maney's Neck last Saturday after a short illness. She leaves husband and several children. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, May 15, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 37]

Mrs. J. A. Boyette died at her husbands residence in this place last Thursday after a long illness. She leaves four children. The funeral took place from the residence on Friday afternoon. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, May 22, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 38]

The little son of Judge and Mrs. B. B. Winborne, aged about four months, died Saturday afternoon and was intered Sunday afternoon at the Southall Cemetery. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, June 12, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 41]

The infant child of Mr. & J. H. Drake died Tuesday night. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, June 26, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 43]

Sadie Webster, aged about five years, daughter of Mrs. W. R. Darden, died on the 9th, after a short illness. She was a bright, pretty child and her death was a sad one. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 17, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 46]

Mrs. Bunch, wife of Mr. J. E. Bunch of Portsmouth died in that city last week, aged 26 years. She leaves three children one of which is an infant. She was a daughter of Mr. J. A. Parker of t[h]is place. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 17, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 46]

By the death of Maj. James L. Anderson, of Winton, Hertford county loses one her best citizens. Both as citizen and official he was faithful to every duty. He served as a member of the Board of COunty Commissioners for several terms and was twice elected to the legislature. He leaves an estate estimated at about $40,000, which goes to his two sisters, Mrs. Faison, of Winton, and Mrs. Knox, of Tennessee. He was never married. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 17, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 46]

Mrs. Willie A. Scull, widow of the late Joseph J. Scull, of Harrellsville, died on the 22nd inst., aged 57 years. She leaves some sons, one of whom is Mr. St. Leon Scull, a lawyer of Windsor. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 31, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 48]

Death of Miss Helen W. Scarborough
Miss Helen Waitt Scarborough, the only daughter of Rev. C. W. Scarborough, died last Saturday morning of typhoid fever, aged sixteen years. The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, and the burial was at the Riverside cemetery. A large crowd was in attendance. Rev. Samuel Saunders conducted the funeral services. Helen was a bright young Christian, a fond daughter and sister, and king of disposition. 'Tis doubly sad for one so young, so bright, so promising to be taken away. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, August 7, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 49]

Mr. Elijah Vinson died at his residence about four miles from town last Sunday afternoon, after about two weeks illness of paralysis, aged 76 years. He was a member of the Meherrin Baptist church and led a quiet and upright life. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, August 28, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 52]

Mrs. Sarah Ballance died at her residence on Wednesday of last week. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, January 30, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 14]

J. M. Rodgers, a prominent citizen of Northampton county, died on Saturday last. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, February 27, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 18]

House Burned With Child In It
-A Mothers Efforts to Save Her Child.-
About four o'clock on Thursday evening last, Mr. Jeptha Story, a farmer who lives about four miles from Murfreesboro was at work in his field some distance from his dwelling house. His wife had just gone over to a near neighbors for something, and had left their youngest child in the house alone. Flames were soon seen enveloping the entire house, and as the wind was very high, the tale of woe was at once foreseen. Mr. Story and all the neighbors he could summons hastened to the burning house, but only in time to discover that the fire had already made such headway, that it was impossible even, to rescue his favorite child from the flames. At this stage, the poor distracted mother arrived, but only to hear the pittying cries of her dying child, and to see one piece of burning timbers, after another, fall upon its infant body. Almost superhuman efforts, one after another, were made by the poor mother to save her child, and had it not been for the strong hands of the bystanders, she would probably have shared the same fate. The scene was heart rending and may better be imagined than described. The loss was a complete one. The house and its entire contents were destroyed with no insurance upon it; and what was a far greater loss to the unfortunate parents was that of their favorite child. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have occurred from sparks from the chimney. The sympathies of the entire community are with the unfortunate and berieved family. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, April 10, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 24]

DEATHS.- Mr. Lemuel Newsome of Newsome of Union, who was probably the oldest citizen, died last week. He was 96 years old.
Mrs. Sallie Northcott, of Winton, died very suddenly on Saturday last
Capt. Abram Thomas, one of Hertford's oldest and most respected citizens fell dead while feeding a horse on Sunday last. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, April 17, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 25]

Mrs. J. J. Perry of Winton, died on Monday night of last week. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, April 24, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 26]

OUR NORTHAMPTON LETTER
Jackson, N.C.
May 9th 1879
Death came in our midst on Sunday night last and carried off one of our best citizens Dr. W. S. Copeland, who for many years has been a useful citizen in the county, was again stricken with paralysis on Saturday last and died on the night of the following day. He was a strict member of the Methodist church, and leaves a hosts of friends throughout the State to lament his loss. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, May 15, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 29]

DIED- At her residence, in Northampton county on Thursday last, Mrs. Harriet Gatling, relic of the late Henry Gatling, Esq. She was a lady ripe in yeras, and possessed many noble christian qualities. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, May 29, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 31]

IN MEMORIAM:
-Died on Sunday, August 31st, Little Annie, daughter of John O. and Mollie D. Askew. Aged 3 years, one month and 27 days.
-At the residence of D. V. Sessmoms Esq. in Hertford County, Mrs. Mollie E. Wilson, consort of F. P. Wilson of Chowan county.
-In Winton, on Sunday, August 31st Herbert, youngest child and only son of Prof. P. H. and Mrs. Bettie E. Welch. Aged two years, eleven months and two days. 
"The Albemarle Enquirer", E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Thursday, September 11, 1879 [Vol. IV, No. 46]


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