Some Marriage and Death Notices from the DeSoto Times-Promoter
Extracted by Tim Harrison
Poplar Corner. (February 1, 1928)
Mrs. Ware, who I think was born and reared one mile north of Lynchburg, departed this life last Sunday, January 29. She had been sick for more than a year. She left a husband and four children, and five grandchildren to mourn her loss. All I know to say is that a good woman has gone to her reward.
Aaron Clayton Dead. (February 1, 1928)
Aaron Clayton, colored, who lived one mile west of Days, died at his home Tuesday. Burial will take place today at Cub Lake.
Alphaba Items. (March 1, 1928)
Mrs. J. T. Lee died Sunday evening. She was buried in the Palestine cemetery Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lee were living in the teachers home at the consolidated school at Greenleaf when she died. They were boarding the teachers. She is survived by a husband and three daughters. The writer extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Mr. Ed Sowell, of Palestine neighborhood, died at the home of his brother, Mr. W. T. Sowell, Monday evening about 3 o’clock. His remains will be buried at Mt. Zion, near Independence.
Poplar Corner. (March 1, 1928)
Sunday evening, February 26, 1928. This community was made sad when they heard of the death of Hon. R. E. L. Morgan. He will be sadly missed. It will be hard to get another to take his place. All that I can say is that DeSoto County has lost one of her most useful men.
Another good citizen, Mrs. Adams, of Nesbitt, crossed the river and was buried last Wednesday at the New Bethlehem church. She was a sister of hon. J. H. McGowen Sr. Another good woman gone.
Tribute of Respect. (March 1, 1928)
Expression of sympathy and regret from one who has known Hon. R. E. L. Morgan from infancy.
Card of Thanks. (March 1, 1928)
We wish to thank our many friends for their untiring help rendered during the recent illness of our aunt, Mrs. Martha McGowen Adams, who passed away on February 21, 1928.
Marriage License Issued. (March 1, 1928)
License to marry has been issued as follows since February 1:
Personal and Local Notes. (March 1, 1928)
Cards have been sent out announcing the marriage of Miss Nell C. Banks and Mr. Phillip Allen Gates, Jr., February 21. An account of this event appeared in this paper last week. Mr. and Mrs. Gates will reside at 532 South McLean Street, Memphis.
Henry Clayton, who lived at Cub Lake all his life, and is well known and liked by both black and white, died last Wednesday, the 29th. He was 72 years old.
Rev. J. B. Randolph Dies. (March 1, 1928)
Rev. J. B. Randolph, presiding elder of the Columbus district, and former pastor at Hernando, died on last Monday night.
Nesbitt Personals. (March 1, 1928)
Messrs. R. M. Williamson, of Marion, Ark., and J. Francis Williamson, of Memphis, were here last week to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Martha M. Adams.
Lake Cormorant News. (April 12, 1928)
Among those from here attending the funeral of Mr. J. M. Caruthers, of Marks, at Forest Hill cemetery in Memphis Friday of last week were Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Buford, Mr. O. H. Nemnich, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Beasley, Mesdames J. P. Shannon, J. D. Smith, W. A. Scott and W. R. Graham, Mr. Thompson Withers and Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Allen.
Old Citizen Gone. (April 12, 1928)
Mr. [Martin] Luther Perryman, seventy-six–year old citizen of Grays Creek neighborhood, died Monday night at 12:30 at his home. He had been in feeble health for several weeks, and his death was not unexpected.
Card of Thanks. (April 12, 1928)
We desire to give expression to our sincerely and heartfelt thanks to all how helped us and sought to comfort us during the last illness of our father [Martin L. Perryman, b. 1851] and at the time of his death. The sympathetic kindness of our friends will never be forgotten.
Personal and Local Notes. (April 12, 1928)
Mrs. J. E. Williams and children are with Brookhaven relatives. Mrs. Williams was called to that place the latter part of last week by the illness of her father, Mr. J. P. Williams, who died Monday morning. Dr. Williams, who accompanied her there, returned to look after his business here.
Stonewall—Ingrams Mill. (July 5, 1928)
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Treadway, of Cockrum, was buried at the Fountain Head cemetery Saturday afternoon.
Resolutions of Respect. (July 12, 1928)
Resolutions of Oak Grove Lodge No. 293, F. & A. M., Olive Branch, Miss.
Another Veteran Gone. (July 12, 1928)
Mississippi has lost another one of her old Confederate veterans, Mr. W. B. Vest, who lived near Hernando. Mr. Vest had been very ill for many months past, and at time suffered greatly.
[William B. Vest served in Co. E, 3rd Virginia Cavalry, CSA].
County Loses Old Citizen. (July 12, 1928)
Mr. W. W. Mitchell, of Olive Branch community, died last Friday night and was buried Sunday at Olive Branch. Mr. Mitchell had apparently been in good health for some time past, and his death came as a shock to many friends.
Olive Branch News. (July 12, 1928)
Our entire community was grieved and shocked at the sudden death of Mr. R. [W.] W. Mitchell last Friday night. He retired early that night and did not complain of being sick. About Midnight Mrs. Mitchell was awakened by an unusual sound and rushed into his bedroom and found him dead. Mr. Mitchell was a good christian [sic] gentleman and will be greatly missed by all of us. He began life as a poor boy with great ambition and energy, and attained success, as at this death he was one of the wealthiest men in this section of the state.
Pleasant Hill Items. (July 12, 1928)
Those who attended the funeral of Mr. W. W. Mitchell were Mrs. R. R. Bridgforth, Mrs. W. W. Watson and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Summers.
Walls Locals. (July 12, 1928)
Walls and surrounding communities were saddened July 2 by the death of Mrs. C. C. Cheatham, aged 95, who had made her home in Walls the greater part of her long life. She is sadly missed by her son, Richard Cheatham, Sr., Mrs. J. J. Williams, daughter, grandchildren and many friends. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery, Memphis, on Thursday morning, July 5.
Graham—Freeman. (August 23 [?], 1928)
The marriage of two prominent young people, which took place at Nesbitt, Miss., August 20, with Rev. I. N. Yokley officiating, has just been announced, the contracting parties being Miss Christine Graham and Mr. Leslie Freeman.
Samuel A. Manley Dead. (November 22, 1928)
Samuel Arthur Manley, 45, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital yesterday afternoon of a brain hemorrhage. He had been in ill health for a number of years and unable to work at the trade as pressman, which he had followed in earlier years. Mr. Manley came here 30 years ago from Nesbitt, Miss., and went to work as a pressman soon afterward. He was connected for years with the firm of S. C. Toof & Co., and with the Western Newspaper Union before bad health kept him to his home on Hernando road. He was a member of the pressmen’s union.
In Memorian. (November 29, 1928)
James Lemuel Cooke, for many years one of the leading merchants of Hernando, and at the time of his death, November 17, a director of The Hernando Bank, was a native-born son. The famous old Orne house (now the residence of Mrs. Geo. Banks) was his birth-place. Here he grew to manhood’s estate: was educated, and attained business success.
[According to Shelby Co., TN death records, James Lemuel Cooke was 52 years of age at the time of his death].
Whitehaven Lady Victim of Shocking Accident. (November 29, 1928)
Mrs. Willie Massey, of Whitehaven, was instantly killed Friday just before the noon hour, in the highway at Whitehaven. She was struck while attempting to cross the road by a car driven by Mrs. J. D. Simms of Sardis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Fogg.
Alphaba Notes. (November 29, 1928)
Mrs. Addie Droke Massey, aged 38 years, met with a tragic death on Friday morning of last week in front of her home on the highway near Whitehaven by being hit by an auto driven by Mrs. J. D. Sims, of Sardis. She is survived by her husband, Mr. J. W. Massey, and four children, Shands, Irene, J. P., and Elmer. Her remains were brought here and interred in the Greenleaf cemetery. Mr. Massey and family formerly lived here, where he has a host of relatives and friends who extend to him their deepest sympathy.
Tribute to Mr. Joe Lewis. (November 29, 1928)
Mr. Lewis died at home near Days on November 1, 1928, and was buried at New Bethlehem on Friday following at 2 o’clock.
In Memory of J. W. Hobbs. (November 29, 1928)
Mr. J. W. Hobbs departed this life on October 31, 1928, at the Baptist hospital in Memphis, and was buried at Hinds Chapel cemetery on Thursday afternoon following at 2:30 o’clock.
Walls Locals. (November 29, 1928)
Mmes. R. S. Watson, J. H. McGowen and Miss Annie Gude, of Walls, were among those present at the miscellaneous shower given for Miss Minnie Wendt Saturday by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard Wendt, in Memphis. Miss Wendt’s marriage to Mr. Henry Gotthard, of Toledo, Ohio, will take place early in December.
Olive Branch News. (November 29, 1928)
Jesse Jackson, a good old colored man who had lived here in town for a number of years, died suddenly Sunday afternoon.
Nesbitt Personals. (November 29, 1928)
Mr. Chas. Humphries, who recently married, is making his home here. Mrs. Humphries will be remembered as Miss Hobbs. We welcome them to our town.
Mineral Wells Notes. (November 29, 1928)
The community extends its sympathy to Mr. Thelma Greenslade. there is but little we can offer to those who have lost their loved ones. Mrs. Thelma Greenslade’s life was a short one, and seemed to have been filled with sorrow during her three years of married life. She lost both of her babies and her father, but still through her last illness, which lasted a month, she wore a smile for the loved ones that were so faithful and watchful over her to the end. She leaves her husband and many relatives to mourn her loss.
Zander-Gump Wedding. (December 13, 1928)
If you like the people of the funny papers you must see the Zander-Gump wedding in the school auditorium Friday night, when these characters will appear true to type.
Stonewall—Ingrams Mill. (December 13, 1928)
Mr. Elzie Downer died at the Methodist hospital in Memphis Monday night near eleven o’clock, having suffered more than a week from poisoning. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon about two o’clock at the Fountain Head church by Rev. J. D. Simpson, local pastor. Mr. Horn was in charge of the undertaking. Such a large assemblage of friends and relatives of the deceased and his parents was noticeable, and the pastor stated that heart felt sympathy for the bereaved ones was general. There were visitors from all the adjoining communities and near-by towns, and quite a few from Memphis.
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