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Deaths and Marriages for 1903-04 Marion County Democrat

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Deaths and Marriages for 1903-04 Marion County Democrat

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Here are the deaths and marriages found in the 1903 - 1904 Marion County Democrat. You can see the full transcriptions of the newspapers (and many other items) on my website at . There is an index on the website for your convenience to locate your ancestors in the newspapers.


Marion County Democrat, Jan. 8, 1903
MARRIED – At the residence of Hon. THOS. E. GOODWIN, on Christmas morning, Miss ADA LOGAN and Mr. FENTON MORTON, Judge Goodwin officiating. – [Fayette Banner]

Marion County Democrat, Jan. 8, 1903
MARRIED – In the afternoon of the same day, Judge GOODWIN officiated at the marriage of Miss LOUEVA THOMPSON and Mr. WALKER SMITH, which event occurred at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A.THOMPSON– [Fayette Banner]

Marion County Democrat, Jan. 8, 1903
MARRIED – Tuesday, Dec 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. MCCONNELL, Mr. JAMES HENRY and Miss MARY MCCONNELL were united in marriage by Hon. THOS. E. GOODWIN – [Fayette Banner]

Marion County Democrat, Jan 8, 1903
There was a wedding in town this week – EARNEST – to Miss DORA SPRAGGINS. We wish the couple a happy life

Marion County Democrat, Jan. 29, 1903
Mr. DOLLYHITE came back last Tuesday bringing back with him his bride. He and Miss ANNELL HILL, of York, Alabama, were married on the 17th of this month. Miss HILL was a girl that is loved by all who know and we are certainly glad Mr. DOLLYHITE has won so charming a companion. We wish them much happiness through life.

Marion County Democrat, February 26, 1903
A beautiful home wedding will take place this afternoon at the residence of Hon. E. B. GUIN at 3 o’clock, when his beautiful daughter, Miss AURILLA, will be married to Prof. J H. HOLCOMB. These are two of our most popular young people, and the Democrat joins a host of friends in extending congratulations.

Marion County Democrat, March 5, 1903
A very beautiful and simple home marriage took place at the residence of Mr. E. B. GUIN on Feb. 26th 1903. The fair young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GUIN, Miss AURILLA, left the home of her parents to become the mistress and guiding star of the home of Prof. HOLCOMB. The ceremony was performed in a very impressive way by Rev. A. M. REEVES, pastor of the First Baptist church of Winfield. The bride was elegantly gowned, appearing (as bride’s usually do) at her best. The groom looked as if a ray of sunshine from the heavens had been cast athwart his life never more to be clouded at the thought of being a single man. Prof. HOLCOMB is well known, he being a musician of high ability, his wife too being a musician will make them quite congenial.
May they find life as they in their happy imagination have made it and may the towering air castles they have reared become a reality.

Marion County Democrat, March 26, 1903
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Prof. W. P. LETSON and Miss MATTIE MCWHIRTER at the home of the bride’s father, Rev. A. J. MCWHIRTER, Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 o’clock, March 29, 1903. To these two at this time life is a poem, the earth is a paradise of roses, the heavens a galaxy of diadems. To them as they look forward to the uniting of their lives all the senses are absorbed in a blissful lethargy and may they ever find their dreams a reality. Miss MCWHIRTER is a beau ideal of poetic beauty. Her whole deportment combines all that is pure and loveable in a young lady. We most heartily congratulate Prof. LETSON in winning for himself one so well fitted for the place she is about to assume. Prof. LETSON has all the qualifications to make a model husband. A professional business man with a kind affectionate heart, always making friends of those he may perchance to meet. May much happiness and succeeds attend them.

Marion County Democrat, April 2, 1903
A quiet home wedding took place Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. J. W. SMITH, his daughter, Miss MATTIE, and Mr. TOM ASTON being the contracting parties. We extend congratulations and wish them a happy and prosperous voyage through life.

Marion County Democrat, April 9, 1903
Misses EMMIE and HIGHT WHITE went to Glen Allen Sunday to witness the marriage of Miss EMMA LEE and a Mr. FOWLER

Marion County Democrat, June 4, 1903
A BRILLIANT WEDDING - The marriage of Miss DENA LANG of this place, to Mr. LOUIS SMITH of Memphis, Tenn. which occurred at one o’clock today was one of the most brilliant weddings of the season.
The bride was gowned in crepe de soir over white silk. She wore a necklace of pearls and diamonds, the gift of the groom’s parents. The veil was held by a diamond broach, the gift of the groom. She carried bridges roses. She is one of the most beautiful and accomplished young ladies of the South.
The groom is one of the best known young men of Memphis, being one of the leading merchants of that place.
The bride’s maid, Miss MAGGIE LANG of Brilliant, Ala was attired in crepe de chine over cream silk and carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses.
The happy couple left on the Frisco for Memphis where they will visit the groom’s sister, Mrs. CUNINGHAM. They will then spend a few months aboard. They will make their home after Sept 12th in Memphis.
Miss PRISSY, Lewisburg, Ala June 3, 1903

Marion County Democrat, July 9, 1903
Mr. ELIJAH WADSWORTH of Beaverton and a Mrs. WEBB of Amory, Miss were married Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. MILLIGAN WEEKS, Beaverton, Ala., Squire W. R. COLLIER officiating. This was quite a romantic affair. Neither had ever seen the other until last Monday morning but they had been corresponding for a few weeks. Mrs. WEBB was coming over to visit some relatives near Guin and decided to stop off at Beaverton and if she liked the appearance of Mr. WADSWORTH and he was pleased with her they would marry and if hot there would be no harm done. It is supposed that each was well pleased with the other as they were married as above stated and we trust they will live long and happily together

Marion County Democrat, July 23, 1903
It is reported that last night Miss ELMER SANDERSON, daughter of NOAH SANDERSON living one mile from town, took French leave with her lover. FRANK MORROW, and last heard from them they were going at a rapid pace toward Fulton Miss pursued by an irate father. But, as he was a few hours late, doubtless the nuptial know will have been tied ere he over takes them

Marion County Democrat, September 10, 1903
Mr. HOUSTON FRANKS and Mrs. SALLIE GOGGANS were married this week.

Marion County Democrat, October 29, 1903
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. RAYMOND W. HARRIS and Miss ERDEALE CAINE, at the Methodist church in Fayette on Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 1903 – [Fayette Banner]
This will be a happy announcement here to the many friends of the prospective groom who is one of our best and most prominent business men. It is gratifying to them to know that Mr. HARRIS has won Miss CAINE for his life companion, who is one of the sweetest and most noble young ladies within the bounds of our acquaintance. The Democrat wafts congratulations in advance

Marion County Democrat, November 12, 1903
A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at Brilliant on Sunday Nov 1st by the Rev. Mr. PRICE of Carbon Hill, the contracting parties being Mr. ELIJAH F. COTTON and Miss ANNIE L. HUGHES. The happy couple left for Carbon Hill where they will make their future home. The Democrat extends congratulations.

Marion County Democrat, December 3, 1903
A quiet wedding took place here last week, the contracting parties being Mr. W. M. CURL and Miss EMMA HANEY. We wish the popular young couple a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County Democrat, December 10, 1903
Mr. J. H. REEVES has decided “to move his family to Jasper” Was recently married to a Miss WHITE of Fayette Co, a most charming young lady. Their future home will be in Jasper. We heartily wish for them a life of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County Democrat, December 17, 1903
Married on last Sunday at the home of Mr. T. A. MCWHIRTER, uncle of the groom, Mr. JESSE H. MCWHIRTER and Miss GENEVA BELL HOLCOMB, Esq. W. T. HAWKINS officiating. To this popular young couple we extend our congratulations and wish them a long life of wedded bliss.

Marion County Democrat, December 31, 1903
Mr. LUTHER BOOKER and Miss BLANCH WILLIAMS were quietly married at Guin first of the week. MR. BOOKER is a popular railroad man. Miss WILLIAMS is one of the most attractive young ladies of Marion County. They left at once for Birmingham where they will reside in future. We extend best wishes for a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County Democrat, January 21, 1904
A beautiful home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. WHITE on last Sunday afternoon, their daughter, Miss EMMIE, and Mr. J. FRANK SMITH being the contracting parties. The ceremony which made them husband and wife was performed by Rev. M. R. SMITH in a most solemn and impressive manner. Miss WHITE was one of our most beautiful young ladies, and never did she look more attractive and queenly as on this occasion, Mr. SMITH is one of our prominent merchants and is considered one of the best business men of this section. He has shown superior taste in the selection of his life companion, and we hope that he and Mrs. SMITH may live to enjoy all the happiness and prosperity this world has in store for them, and in their old age may they look back with pleasure over a life of conjugal bliss.

Marion County Democrat, January 28, 1904
Mr. J. W. SHAW and Miss DOCIA WEBB were married at the home of the bride’s father near Brilliant on Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 1904. Mr. SHAW is a former citizen of Winfield and has many friends who are glad to know that he was fortunate in getting such a lovely and sweet woman as Miss WEBB to come over his little children, whose mother died over a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. SHAW will reside in future at Bessemer and we wish for them a long, happy and prosperous life.

Marion County Democrat, February 4, 1904
At the home of the bride’s father, Mr. JOHN W. RUSSELL, on last Sunday afternoon, Miss EMMA RUSSELL and Mr. L. M. LODEN were quietly married, Esq. ROBERT A COUCH, officiating. Miss RUSSELL is noted for her Christian piety and friendly disposition, and we are sure will make a good wife. Mr. LODEN, who is one of our best citizens, is to be congratulated for winning her for his companion. The Democrat wishes for them a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County Democrat, February 4, 1904
Miss NANNIE BELL ASTON and Mr. ALBERT MAY were married last Wednesday at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. JOHN T. ASTON. Miss ASTON is one of our most beautiful young ladies and her many friends who want best wishes for her future welfare and happiness. Mr. MAY is a young man of good business ability and fully capable of making a good husband for the young lady whom he has been so fortunate as to fool into becoming his life companion. The Democrat extends to them its sincerest blessing sand trusts that their journey through life will be attended with an abundance of happiness and prosperity.

Marion County Democrat, March 31, 1904
Mrs. WILLIE BRADLEY and Rev. Mr. BURT were married at Guin last week. Mrs. BRADLEY is the daughter of the late Judge W. H. MATTHEWS, who at the time of his death was the Democratic nominee for State Auditor. Mr. BURT is a widower and came from Texas a few moths ago. He is bookkeeper for J. PEARCE & Co, at Guin and has made many friends since he has been in this county. The Democrat extends congratulations.



Marion County Democrat, Jan. 1, 1903
Mr. JOHN REESE an aged citizen of Fayette county died at the home of his son, Mr. TERRELL REESE, Tuesday.

Marion County Democrat, January 15, 1903
Mrs. EMMA CHAMPION died at the home of her sister, Mrs. JALA METCALFE, in Sulligent Sunday morning. She was buried in the family plot in the Odd Fellow’s cemetery at this place Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. E. BARNES accompanied the relatives form Sulligent and conducted the funeral services at the Methodist church here. Quite a large crowd assembled at the church to pay the last tribute to one who held the love and highest respect of all who knew her. One thing that made all feel most peculiarly sad was the fact that but a year previous they had seen her pass out of the same church a happy bride – [Vernon Courier]

3. WOODS, Mrs. C. L.
Marion County Democrat, March 12, 1903
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. C. L. WOODS which took place at her home in Lamar County one day last week. She has many warm friends in Marion county who are sad at her demise. Mrs. WOODS was of the purse Christian type of woman, patient through the long affliction placed on her and now how sweet it is to her to be at rest. To Dr. WOODS the bereft husband, we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

4. MARTIN, Dr. M. C.
Marion County Democrat, March 12, 1903
Dr. M. C. MARTIN of Covin Ala died on Monday last. Dr. MARTIN was a former citizen of Marion Co, having practiced his profession in this county for many years, but having become physically disabled to ride he removed to Fayette County less than a year ago to spend the remaining days on a farm. He had no enemies but scores of friends who will regret to learn of his death. We offer condolence in this sad hour to the bereft wife and children and many other loved ones in this sad hour of bereavement.

5. HULSEY, Daughter of JOHN
Marion County Democrat, March 12, 1903
A little 4-year old girl of Mr. JOHN HULSEY who lives about one mile north of Haleyville, was burned to death day or two ago The mother had left the child in a room by an open fire place to go to a spring near by and when she returned the little child was envelope din flames its clothing having caught fire. Its body was burned to a crisp and it lived about three hours. Dr. TAYLOR was called and did all he could to relive the little sufferer, but his efforts were of no avail – [Winston Times]

Marion County Democrat, March 19, 1903
Mrs. SARAH ELIZABETH COTTON, nee WATES, was born in Cherokee county, Ga, Oct. 26, 1864 and died at Carbon Hill, Ala , Sunday afternoon., Feb 15, 1903
She leaves a husband, a mother, three brothers, one sister and many loving friends to mourn the loss of one who was so faithful and true and loving in every relation of life. Her name is indeed like “ointment poured forth” in that part of Marion county, where many years of her life were spent.
When about sixteen years old she was genuinely and happily converted and joined the M. E. Church, South at Center. It was one of those joyful occasions when a soul emerges form the darkness of sin into the bright sunlight of God’s countenance, and rejoices in His love shed abroad in the heart. Her ancestors for several generations were staunch Methodists and in her death the Methodist church at Center has lost one of its most faithful and loyal members.
For many years she was a constant sufferer, but was patient and gentle amid all afflictions. During her last sickness she spoke often of going to her Father’s house, and met death without a fear, saying she knew the Lord’s will would be done. Her only regret was that her death would bring sadness to the heats of loved ones. A short time before the end came she sang these two lines of that good old hymn of Zion:
“What more can He say than to you he hath said
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled.”
Her noble life and triumphant death are an inspiration to all who knew her to pres onward and upward with the hope of one day clasping hands with her in that bright and happy land where parting will be no more.


Marion County Democrat, March 19, 1903
Mr. J. M. DICKINSON was born in Habersham county, Ga, July 2, 1821 and died at his home near Winfield, Ala March 14, 1903.
The death of such a man as Mr. DICKINSON merits some tribute to his memory. H e was a father of a large family of children and each child is a living monument to a Christian father’ straining. He enlisted in the army of God in early manhood and made a brave valiant soldier in the Baptist church for 60 years. He, too was a soldier for his country, having served two years in the civil war, in the 5th Alabama regiment under Col. Josiah Patterson.
He was a generous friend to every good cause. Naturally he was a modest, retiring man. He id not aspire to a leadership in his church for applause incident thereto, and yet circumstances conspired to fore him to a place of prominence in his church, he being a deacon for a number of y ears. This place he filled with credit to himself and with profit and satisfaction to his brethren. To sing the praise of God was his last earthly words, and the song begun here will last on through eternity.
To the ones left behind to grieve for him we offer deepest sympathy but how happy it must be for him to be with the redeemed of earth that had preceded him to the land of the blest.
The funeral rites was conducted by Rev. A. N. REEVES at the family burying ground Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and in the quiet grave were gently laid to rest all that was mortal of him to await the resurrection of the just.

Marion County Democrat, March 26, 1903
It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of JESSIE ASTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. ASTON, which occurred today (Thursday) shortly after 12 o’clock. Jessie had been an invalid for a long time, but notwithstanding this fact the news of her death was a shock to all. She was a beautiful young girl just budding into womanhood and with an indulgent father and loving mother her prospects were so very bright. But when that reaper shoe name is death comes to gather the sheaves, he doesn’t take the ones left without friends and loved ones, but takes the fairest he can find form among so many to grieve at their departure. She has only passed through death to life eternal, for hers was a pure Christian life. How said it is to give her up but how selfish to grieve, for now she is with the redeemed and never more will know a pain or sorrow. Do not grieve for her but prepare to meet her where parting is no more.

(Marion County Democrat, April 2, 1903)
On last Thursday afternoon, March 26, 1903, about 3 o’clock, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. ASTON and called from them their dear daughter, JESSIE. She was fifteen years of age and had been sick a long time, and had told her mother two or three months before her death that she would not get well and had told them how she wanted to be put away. She told them the morning the death angel visited them that she was ready and willing to go at any time. ‘Tis hard to part with loved ones here but sweet to know they have gone to be with Jesus. So week not fond parents, for little Jessie is at rest, but let us live in faith and trust in the Lord that when the master calls us home we may meet with Jessie around the white throne of God where parting is never more. Jessie leaves behind a father, mother, seven sisters, two brothers and shot of friends to grieve her loss. She was laid to rest in the Winfield cemetery. Bro. JIM WADE conducting the service -“A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given
Although the body molders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven

Marion County Democrat, April 9, 1903
A special from Hamilton to the Memphis Morning News say: Last Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock BELL COWART, daughter of JOHN COWART, shot and instantly killed her mother and then turned the gun on herself and blew her brains out. The tragedy was committed in Mississippi seven miles northwest of Detroit, Ala. The girl was in a demented condition.

Marion County Democrat, April 30, 1903
Mrs. TOM CADDELL died at her home near Glen Allen last Sunday. She was a noble good woman and had many friends who regret her departure.

Marion County Democrat, May 21, 1903
OBITUARY - Editor Democrat: Please allow me space in you valuable paper to say a few words concerning our Dear Sister CADDELL, who passed away at her home near Glen Allen on April 26. Her maiden name was POWELL.
She was born in Cullman county, Ala on April 3, 1862. Was married to Bro. T. E. CADDELL on Oct 14, 1883, and was laid to rest on April 27, 1903, in the Morris Graveyard near Glen Allen, Ala to await the summons from on high. Sister CADDELL had lived a neighbor to us for about eight years and had worshipped with us at Elm Church. She had been in feeble health much of the time for many years, and when on the second day of last September I bid her farewell to make my home in another state. I know it was hardly possible for us to meet on earth again; still it saddens my heart to think she is with her husband and children no more. While I am sure they have a conscience of always being kind to her, still how they miss her no mortal can tell. She obeyed the gospel at the tender age of fifteen and lived a consistent member of the Church of Christ. A kind and loving wife and a tender mother, and expressed herself as being prepared to enter the Heavenly home.
So one by one the dear ones are passing over, and when the ones that brighten the home, soothe our sorrows and make life pleasant have passed away, we too become more willing to go. I know that words of sympathy are of but little worth to the sorrowing mother and grief stricken husband but to the heart-broken children I would say: Don’t forget her motherly counsel and always try to conform your life to what she has made known to you to be her will.
JAMES W. WOOD, Golden Texas.

11. GUIN, Mrs. SARAH
Marion County Democrat, May 14, 1903
Mrs. SARAH GUIN died at her home in town Monday morning (May 4th). She had attained close to the allotted three score and ten years. She was the widow of the late JASON GUIN. Her maiden name was KIRKLAND and she was born and reared near Fayette. The deceased was a woman of strong force of character and marked intelligence and leaves a large number of children and grandchildren as well as friends to mourn her departure. Since the death of her daughter, EMMA, as few months ago she had been sick and gradually grew worse. – [Vernon Courier]

12. MCCONNELL, Judge
Marion County Democrat, May 14, 1903
Judge McCONNELL died at his home near Fayette on Thursday May 7th. He was one of the oldest citizens of Fayette county and had held many of the best positions of trust that his people could give him. Peace to his memory.

Marion County Democrat, May 21, 1903
God in His wisdom came to the home of Mrs. MARY SMITH and took from her the baby of the household, LOUIE, on the 19th inst. He was a bright little fellow, giving every promise of being a useful man. His death is a sore trial to his loved ones but in their bereavement let these words be a comfort to them. “Of such is the kingdom of heaven.” None know how great the trial is to have to give up the little ones but those who experience this sorrow. We extend sympathy to the sorrowing ones.

14. CAINE, Maj. F. M.
Marion County Democrat, May 28, 1903
Maj. F. M. CAINE died at his home at Fayette last Tuesday after a lingering illness. He was an ex-Confederate soldier and was a man of prominence in his community being at one time sheriff of Fayette county.

Marion County Democrat, June 18, 1903
CHAS. BEAUCHAMP a son-in-law of Mr. S. R. JORDAN who resided a few miles north of Glen Allen died one day last week after a lingering illness. He died of that dreadful disease, consumption. We extend our sympathy to the sorrowing ones.

16. SMITH, “Grand Ma”
Marion County Democrat, July 23, 1903
“Grand Ma” SMITH who has been down sick so long has passed over the river and her sufferings are no more. We will publish her obituary next week.

Marion County Democrat, Sept 3, 1903
We are pained to learn of the death of Rev. T. W. SPRINGFIELD, which occurred at the home of his son, Dr. T. J. SPRINGFIELD at Ensley last week. He was in his 77th year and had been a follower of the Lowly Nazarene the greater portion o f his life. He was a man esteemed by everybody and had done as much good as any man of this section. Peace to his memory.

Marion County Democrat, Sept 10, 1903
WASH BROYLES, a negro living near Glen Allen, cut his throat last Sunday night with a razor, and died next morning. He had been sick and it is supposed had lost his mind.

Marion County Democrat, Sept 17, 1903
The sad intelligence of the death of RALPH MCCOLLUM, the deaf and dumb boy of Mr. F. T. MCCOLLUM which occurred at Valley View, Tex on the 7th inst has been received here. He had two congestive chills which cut short the life of the pride of the home and the brightest of God’s creation. Ralph was loved by everybody here who join us in extending sympathy the sorrowing ones.

20. GREEN, MRS. B. F.
Marion County Democrat, Sept 24, 1903
The death angel visited the home of Mr. B. F. GREEN on last Friday and took his loving wife, the mother of his children, to try the realities of an unknown world. Mrs. Green had been an invalid for a long while during which time she experienced untold suffering, but she is gone from our midst never more to suffer and be subject to the cares and disappointments for this old world. the Lord is merciful and doeth all things right and to Him who only is able to heal our wounds we direct the grief stricken husband and children for condolence in this sad hour of bereavement.

21 REEVES, Infant of Rev. A. N.
Marion County Democrat, October 1, 1903
The entire community joins us in wafting sympathy to Rev. and Mrs. A. N. REEVES in the death of their infant child which occurred last Sunday. There was joy and gladness in the home when this little angel came only a few weeks ago but God in His wisdom only permitted it to remain “just a little while” to make the world a little brighter. May it angelic pinions fan the fevered brow of the grief stricken parents and may it be a guardian spirit to the brothers and sisters

Marion County democrat, October 1, 1903
It is with profound sorrow that we chronicle the death of Mrs. JASPER GREEN, which occurred on last Friday at her home near Brilliant. She had just returned home from her son’s, Mr. B. F. GREEN’S where she had been during the recent illness and up to the death of his wife, and her death was so sudden that it was a shock to every one. Mrs. GREEN was a good woman and her departure from this life is source of regret to everybody, and especially in her immediate neighborhood where she had done so much good in different ways. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives and friends.

Marion County Democrat, Oct 15, 1903
J. WILLIE RUSSELL departed this life on Monday Oct 12, 1903 and his remains were laid to rest on the day following at Wheeler Chapel, Rev. J. B. SMITH officiating. He had been in feeble health for more than a year, though not confined to his bed until a week or two ago. Mr. RUSSELL was a good man and his death is a source of regret to many sorrowing friends. He leaves a wife and seven children – all boys – to mourn his departure. A faithful husband and loving father has been taken from your midst but you weep not as those who have no hope, as your loss here is his eternal gain beyond the skies, and we point you to Him who alone can console in this sad hour of bereavement.

Marion County Democrat, October 22, 1903
On the evening of Sept 5, 1903 the death angel came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM H. INGLE and claimed as a victim their little daughter SUISAN. SUISAN was only one year eleven months and fifteen days old at her death. She had that dreadful disease, flux, which is so coming among children. She was sick only a short time, and during her sickness she suffered greatly until Jesus said “Come up higher and be with me ; we do not have any sickness up here.”
Her remains were carried to the Popular Springs Cemetery and deposited there to rest, the funeral services being conducted by the writer. There was a large concourse of relatives and friends there to pay the last tribute of respect to little SUSAN. To the parent, brother and sisters of little SUSAN, weep not, only prepare to meet her in heaven with Jesus, for we know that she is over there. Always remember the sweet words of him who said, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Every one present could realize the fact as the congregation sang that old song “Asleep in Jesus. That little Susan was asleep in Jesus from whence none ever wakes to weep but everything is happiness….To the bereaved family, from which little Susan has gone we offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and trust that each of them any live such a life as to meet her around the throne of God and sing his praises throughout ceaseless ashes.
W D. MARTIN, Stinson, Ala

25 KIRKLAND, MRS. HUGH “Grandma”
Marion County Democrat, October 29, 1903
“Grandma” KIRKLAND, widow of Maj. HUGH KIRKLAND, died at the home of her son-in-law, W. M. WARD, near Major, on Monday last. Deceased was nearly 87 years old and leaves a large number of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. – [Fayette banner]

Marion County Democrat, October 29, 1903
DEATH OF T. V. WHITEHEAD - The many friends of Mr. T. V. WHITEHEAD were shocked last week of the sad news of his death which he met on Wednesday at Norfield, Miss in a most horrible manner. Norfield is a small lumber town on the Illinois Central railroad, about fifty miles south of Jackson, and Mr. WHITEHEAD had gone there only a few weeks ago to take charge of the railway station. In attempting to throw a bicycle on a rapidly moving train, he missed his calculation, threw the machine against the side of the express car door, and in the rebound it caught him on the back of the head a sharp point penetrating his brain which caused death in a few hours. He was taken on board the train and carried to the sanatorium at Jackson, but died before reaching there. His remains were shipped back home and laid to rest at the Mt. Olive graveyard on last Sunday. The deceased was a son of Mr. J. M. WHITEHEAD who removed from this county to Oklahoma about a year ago and was a nephew of our townsman, Mr. J. B. WHITEHEAD, and Post Master N. S. WHITEHEAD

Marion County Democrat, November 12, 1903
Mr. J. B. WHITEHEAD has retuned from Norfield, Miss where he went to investigate the killing of his nephew, VILETUS WHITEHEAD, whose death was reported as the result of an attempt to throw a bicycle on a rapidly moving passenger train. It turns up that VILETUS was standing near the track at night, with a man who had a bicycle, waiting for the passenger to arrive, and a special freight train came in ahead of the passenger and passed at a high rate of speed which struck the bicycle and did the deadly work. It was some time before the passenger came and took VILETUS up, during which time, it is claimed he was left in the hands of some ruffians who took his watch and money off his person. Mr. WHITEHEAD had a warrant issued for ht man who got the watch, but he failed to find any clue leading to the recovery of the money.

Marion County Democrat, November 26, 1903
Upon learning of the death of VILETUS WHITEHEAD, my heart was made sad. As his friend, neighbor and teacher, I desire to testify my respect for his memory, and to express my earnest and affectionate sympathy with his wife, father, and mother, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends.

In school he was an ideal student, and was loved by all for to know him was to love him. At all times he was found ready and willing to do his duty. And prompted by a strong motive for doing his work well, that he might gain that knowledge which would make him a useful man.
In regretting his removal form our midst, we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of our respect and regard. And while we deeply sympathize with those who were bound to Viletus by the nearest and dearest ties on earth, we share with them the hope of a reunion in that better world.

27. MAXWELL, Mrs. G. H.
Marion County Democrat, October 29, 1903
We extend our sympathies to Dr. G. H. MAXWELL of Carbon Hill, in the loss of his wife who died last Friday and was buried in the Bexar cemetery on Saturday. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her departure, besides scores of friends as she was loved by all who knew her.

Marion County Democrat, December 24, 1903
Mrs. VIRGIL TAYLOR died at her home a few miles south west of town on Friday night last. She had pneumonia, and other diseases set up which caused her death. She leaves a husband and several children besides scores of friends to whom we extend our sincere condolence.

29. BOWLING, M. C.
Marion County Democrat, December 31, 1903
Mr. M. C. BOWLING one of the oldest and best citizens of this section of the state, died at his home about three miles south of town yesterday. He has long been a resident of this community and the fair name he has always held will ever live in the hearts of his many friends and acquaintances. He was a Master Mason, being a member of Winfield Lodge, and his remains will be interned at Wheeler’s Chapel tomorrow (Friday) with Masonic honors. We extend our sympathies to the sorrowing friends and relatives.

Marion County Democrat, January 7, 1904
Mr. FRANCIS PORTER, an aged citizen who resides a few miles west of town, died this morning. He will be greatly missed in his community.

Marion County Democrat, January 14, 1904
JOEL OBIEDIAH CABANISS, a young man of 18 years, died Wednesday night, Jan. 13 at about eight o'clock. He was a sufferer of a year or longer and through his afflictions he was a hero proving himself a soldier of the army of God. He leaves many friend and relatives to mourn his demise and to them we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Marion Country Democrat, January 14, 1904
Russellville, Ala, Jan. 11 - Hon WILLIAM I. BULLOCK, state senator from the Thirty First Senatorial district, died this morning in Memphis t, to which city he had gone for medical treatment.
Mr. BULLOCK was one of the most prominent men in public life in north Alabama. He was born in this county October 6, 1859, his ancestors being come from England to Greenville county, North Carolina, and thence to Franklin county, Alabama. His father, FRANK BULLOCK, was killed at the Battle of Pineville, Ky , whole in the Confederate service.
Mr. BULLOCK was a lawyer by profession. H e was first elected to the legislature as a member of the House of Representatives in 1884 and made a brilliant record. He was one of the few members of the Legislature at that time who voted to confer some power on the railroad commission. He was re-elected to the House and in 1900 was elected senator from the district composed of the counties of Franklin, Colbert, and Marion.
He served for eight years as member of the State Democratic executive committee, and after voluntarily retiring, at the last state primary was again chosen a member of the committee.
When the Populists and Republicans had a large majority in the seventh Congressional district, Mr. BULLOCK not being a candidate for the nomination was named as the Democratic Standard-bearer and after a brilliant canvass of two months came with in a few hundred votes of election to Congress.
In the state Senate he made a splendid record, taking a leading part in all important legislation. He supported the elective railroad commission, the child labor law and the pensioning of Confederate veterans on a liberal scale.
In the campaign of 1902 he was chairman of the Democratic committee of Franklin county and under his leadership the Democrats redeemed the county which had been largely Populist for several years.
Mr. BULLOCKS' ability as a lawyer was widely recognized and he figured in many important cases in this section. He was a widower and leaves five children.

Marion County Democrat, January 21, 1904
A few lines written in memory of our dear cousin, TUCK SMITH, who departed this life on the 9th of this month. I was so sorry to hear of his death. He was not excelled as a father and husband. He was so kind to me during my stay with him, he will always live in my memory. He always filled his seat at church and was ready to do his duty in every respect.
I trust the Lord will bless he entire family and they will walk in the footsteps.
W. W. SMITH, Winfield, Ala

Marion County Democrat, February 11, 1904
I am thinking today of a day past and gone
When I had to part with my dear little one
On November the twenty-third, Nineteen hundred and three
God in His wisdom say it best to take little RAYMOND from me.
A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled.
On! The hours are sad and lonely Since we put our babe away
But we have no consolation only We'll meet him in that day
Oh! Could we wish it back again from that world of rest
No but say we with God remain, and be forever blest.
Oh! If we could go today Where little Raymond lies at rest
I would a bunch of flowers put upon his little breast.
But this can never be As I am too far away
But to God in heaven I pray We may meet again some day
Oh! My darling Raymond He now lies beneath the sod
Far away in Texas in the Valley View grave-yard
We think it hard, so very hard, with our dear little ones to part
But to know they are with Jesus, soothes our aching heart
Dear fathers and mothers Isn't it sweet
To know we have children sweetly resting at Jesus feet?
Oh?! I pray to God above that I may the great cross bear
That I may meet my love and with their glories share
Where there's never a sorrow neither a sing nor pain
But eternal joy singing hosanna to Hi s name
----Its mother, LUVUNIE COUCH

Marion County Democrat, February 18, 1904
ELMER WEBB, a boy of 16 years, went to the saw mill of WEEKS & GUYTON, 8 miles northwest of Guin, on last Thursday and raised a row with a man by the name of WHITE, who was employed at the Mill as fireman, and struck him a serious blow on the head. WALTER HILL, White's father-in-law who also seemed to be employed at the mill ran in to assist WHITE when WEBB struck him a blow with a piece of timber which caused his death on the following day. HILL was a poor man and had a large family. WEBB was still at large when last reported.

36. HARRIS, Child of W. R.
Marion County Democrat, March 10, 1904
A child of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. HARRIS died yesterday, and was buried this morning. Its death was caused from pneumonia. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family and friends.

37. ADKINS, D. L
Marion County Democrat, March 17, 1904
The Democrat is pained to chronicle the death of Mr. D. L. ADKINS, one of our neighbors and friends, which occurred at his home yesterday. He had been in feeble health for more than a year, and although his death was anticipated, it casts a gloom over the entire community. He leaves a wife and several children to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.

Marion County Democrat, March 17, 1904
We were very much grieved to hear of the death of Mr. JOE MORGAN which occurred at his home in Fayette on March the 10th. Mr. MORGAN was a man of high integrity and had a host of friends. Fayette has lost one of its best citizens, one that will be missed in all the highest walks of life. We sympathize with the bereaved ones.

Marion County Democrat March 31, 1904
Mrs. ELLA H. CLEMENTS died at her home at Hamilton on last Friday March 25. Mrs. CLEMENTS was a daughter of the late Capt. JAS A. HAMILTON, who during his lifetime contributed largely to the up-building of our county and state. Mrs. CLEMENTS had been in feeble health for some time but her death was not expected, and it was a shock to her many friends. She was a highly educated lady and was a valuable factor in the social circles of her community. She leaves one child, Miss IDABELLE, two sisters and a brother, besides numbers of friends to mourn her death. We extend our sympathy to the sorrowing ones.

40. GREEN, W. F.
Marion County Democrat, March 31, 1904
Mr. W. F. GREEN, an old newspaper man, but who has in recent years been giving his attention to the public schools of our county, died at his home at Pikeville on last Thursday. He had been a sufferer of that dreadful disease - consumption - for some time, and though he made a strong effort to hold on to this world that he might not only be helpful to his family but to others as well, death was inevitable and his spirit was waltzed into the great beyond with that sweetness which characterized his life here on earth. Mr. GREEN was a member in high standing of several fraternal orders and was buried with Odd Fellows honors in the quiet cemetery at Pikeville on last Friday. He leaves a wife and six children to whom we extend our sympathy and point them to a Higher power who doeth all things well and is ever ready to be a husband to the widows and a father to the orphans.

41. MCDONALD, Twins of JOE
Marion County Democrat, April 21, 1904
The twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. JOE MCDONALD were buried in the cemetery here Tuesday. We sympathize with the parents in the loss of their babies. Tho quite young when they did you had no doubt planned a great future for them there. Rejoice to know they have escaped the evils of this life and will grow up in another world pure and holy and now shine in this brightness, saved from all sin.

Marion County Democrat, April 28, 1904
Two freight trains crashed together last Friday between Holly Springs and Potts Camp, running at a speed of about fifty miles an hour, which totally demolished the two engines and a number of cars and killed engineer BOB MUSGROVE with four other employees of the road.
The wreck is supposed to have been caused by the operator at Holley Springs taking an order for one of the trains after it had passed through.
The engineer and fireman on one of the engines jumped and saved their lives, but it is supposed that Mr. MUSGROVE did not see the other engine until it was right on him., as the wreck occurred on a curse. It is the opinion of some, however, that he did jump from the engine and was smothered to death as his body was found buried under some corn.
Mr. MUSGROVE has been running on this road for fourteen years and there was not a more poplar man on the road - he was admired by everybody. He was a member in good standing of a number of fraternal orders, among the number being the Order of Elks who took charge of his body and carried it to Memphis where it was prepared for internment and afterwards removed to their paroles and kept until it was sent to Winfield, his former home. The body arrived at Winfield Sunday morning at 2:14 accompanied by a dozen or more of friends. Sunday morning at 10 o'clock a special train arrived from Amory filled with sorrowing friends among the different secret organizations to which the deceased belonged, as well as his fellow railroad brethren., who came to do the last horror to him who has pulled his last throttle here on earth. The train from Brilliant brought the members of the Masonic Lodge at that place, who, with the members of Winfield Lodge, conducted a beautiful and impressive funeral ceremony at Piney Grove Cemetery four miles south of town.
It was the longest funeral procession that ever went out of Winfield and there was a larger crowd to witness the funeral ceremonies than has ever been known at a similar occasion in this section.
Some beautiful floral offerings were presented, one which is said to have cost $150.00. Taking all together shows in what high esteem the deceased was held by those who had occasion to know him.
To the aged father and mother and other near relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

43. SMITH , MRS. J. L.
Marion County Democrat, April 28, 1904
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. J. L. SMITH which occurred at Hackett yesterday morning. She was sick only a short time, but God in His wisdom has seen proper to remove her form earth to heaven and his will be done. She leaves a husband and three children besides scores of other relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy in their hour of affliction.

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