Miscellaneous Chowan County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Departed this life in Harresllsville, the 13th inst., Joseph J. Scull, and old and highly esteemed citizen of that town, having nearly completed his 70th year. He was one of the first citizens of Harrellsville, and when he died was i[t]s oldest citizen. He had been a merchant of the highest integrity for forty years, and was for some years mayor of the town. He leaves a spotless character, and his family and many friends lament his departure --Economist. 
"Windsor Public Ledger", Benj. H. Swain, ed., Windsor, [Bertie County], N.C. 
Wednesday, March 28, 1887

Harrellsville letter
J. J. Baker, a nephew of Jackson B. Hare Esq. and formerly a citizen of this county, died of liver affection near Powellsville last Saturday, April 31st. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, May 6, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 38]

Mrs. Walter S. Parker died at the residence of her husband near town this week, of typhoid fever. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, May 27, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 41]

Mr. Joseph A. Mizell, near Bethlehem; died on the 25th ult., in the 74th year of his age. He was no policy server, but a true man, and honest in his convictions. He was buried with Grange honors, being a consistent member of that order for severa years. Peace to his ashes. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, June 3, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 42]

Mr. W. H. Bridgers, a highly respected citizen of Northampton county, died at his home near Seaboard on the 6th inst. in the 45th year of his age says the Reflector. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, June 17, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 44]

Amos Spruill, colored, of this place, died very suddenly on Wednesday night of heart disease 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 1, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 46]

Mr. W. D. Coker, a prominent citizen of Northampton county, died at his residence near Garysburg on Sunday last. Mr. Coker was for a number of years county commissioner, and was a worthy and useful man. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 1, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 46]

Harrellsville Letter
With much sadness I attended the burial of little Elsie, infant daughter of John O. and Mrs. Mollie D. Askew, who died of whooping-cough on Sunday morning the 24th. We tender to the sorrowing mother our heart felt sympathy. 
MOSE.
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, July 29, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 50]

We learn that Mr. Thos G. Neal who was once a citizen and well known in our town, died very suddenly a few days ago. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, August 12, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 52]

Death of Mrs. R. Sewell -- Mrs. R. Sewell died at the residence of her husband in this place on Wednesday evening of typhoid fever after a protracted illness. She was a member of the Baptist church, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. T. G. Wood. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, August 12, 1887 [Vol. II, No. 52]

Harrellsville Letter.
A deep gloom was thrown over our village on the evening of the 10th in the death of Mrs. Mollie Foster Durfey, wife of W. F. Durfey Jr. She was scarcely nineteen, with a long and happy life in anticipation. Sweet and gentle in her nature, never allowing the cares of this world, ever to ruffle her kind and placid life, she threw around her cozy home such tender ties, as to doubly endear to her, her husband, and to cause all who knew her, to love and bless her. She had not an enemy, and while the ladies of the village stood around her dying couch, their eyes were dimmed with falling tears, fruitless in their efforts to stay fleeting breath. From our village she'll be missed, but those around her dying couch, whom she asked to meet her in heaven, will long hold in memory the gentle one that has passed away. To heart-broken husband we extend our sympathy. 
MOSE.
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, August 26, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 2]

John Jernigan, a young colored man, was shot and killed by an unknown party, near Ahoskie church, in this county, one evening last week. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 2, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 3]

Mr. Ben Merrimon, formerly a resident of this place, died at Branchville this week of heart disease. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 23, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 6]

Mr. Rufus Maget, of Potecasi, died on Tuesday night of consumption, aged about thirty-five years. He had returned on Monday from a trip of several weeks to the Red Sulphur Springs, Va. He had been engaged in merchandising for several years, and was an upright and highly respected citizen. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 23, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 6]

Como Letter.
We are pained to record the death of Mr. Rufus Magett, a young man of sterling worth and high integrity. He married but lately one of our most beautiful and accomplished young women. To his young widow we extend our deepest sympathy and cordially invite her to make her home in our midst again. evening, having been in apparent good health an hour previous. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 30, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 7]

Mr. Mills Lawrence, a very aged citizen, died at his home about three miles from town, on Monday morning. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 30, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 7]

Mr. Ebenezer Porter, aged sixty seven years, died at his home about four miles from town on Wednesday morning. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 30, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 7]

The wife of John Parker, colored, living near Mr. Carey's Parker's, was found dead in bed on Wednesday evening, having been in apparent good health an hour previous. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, September 30, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 7]

Essie, aged about fifteen years, daughter of Mr. James B. Parker, near town, died on Wednesday morning after a lingering illness with typhoid fever. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, October 28, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 11]

The Patron says that Soloman Lassiter, a colored man living near Potecasi walked out with his wife and her father Sunday evening, leaving their three children (all small) at the house. They went back about four o'clock finding the house with its contents and the youngest child in ashes. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, November 18, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 14]

Death of Mr. H. H. Cooke.
Our community was shocked on Friday morning last, about eight o'clock by the announcement of the almost sudden death of Mr. Henry H. Cooke. For two or three weeks he had been suffering with a small rising on his neck, but was confined to his room only a day or two before his death, and then his friends did not think of his condition as serious. The rising on his neck turned out to be a carbuncle and excessive swelling in the throat and glands resulted in his death. Mr. Cooke was born on a farm near Potecasi, Northampton county, in January 1841 and was in the 47th year of his age. He moved to Murfreesboro in 1876, and since that time had been associated with Mr. J. L. Harrell in the mercantile business. He was a member of the board of town commissioners and was one of our most useful citizens. For a number of years he had been a consistent member of the Baptist church. He leaves a widow and several small children and a great many sorrowing friends. His remains were interred with Masonic rites on Saturday evening. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, November 25, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 15]

Mrs. Annis Waddill Howard.
Mrs. Annis Waddill Howard, wife of Dr. Wm. T. Howard, died at her residence in Baltimore Nov. 22nd 1887. She was born in Hertford county, N.C. on the 17th of May 1827 Her father, John Waddill, was a man of fine mental culture, scholarly tastes and extensive acquaintance with classical literature, and to him his daughter owed that love of learnin[g] with which she was imbued from early age. While young she became a pupil at St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, N. J., then under charge of Bishop Doane, and the religious teaching imparted had its effect in producing in her a strong Catholic Churchmanship. On coming to Baltimore to reside after her marriage in 1867 she found the home and centre of her religious life at Mount Calvary Church, and was received as an outer sister of the English order of the Sisters of All Saints. Compelled to live in seclusion, she was never [i]dle, but passed her t[i]me in planning for the good of oth[e]rs and in continual study and in the acquisition of knowledge. Her mortal part reposes in Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond Va. the native state of her husband and her father, where surrounded by multitudes of the bravest and best of the Southern dead, she awaits the resurrection of the righteous. 
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. 
Friday, December 23, 1887 [Vol. III, No. 19]


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