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Death of Henry Plummer Cheatham

The Afro-American Newspaper

December 7, 1935


Oxford, N.C.

Dr. Henry Plummer Cheatham, 76, a former Congressman from the Second District of North Carolina, died on Friday at the Oxford Orphanage which he had served as superintendent for twenty-eight years.  Dr. Cheatham, recognized by prominent white leaders, as well as members of his own race, was elected to Congress in 1887.  He was born in Granville County in 1857, and attended Shaw University, Raleigh, where he received his B. A. degree.  He is survived by: widow, the former Laura Joyner, and the following sons and daughters: Charlie E. Cheatham, Oxford; Henry Jr., Philadelphia; Richard and Laura J. Cheatham, Oxford, and Mrs. Mamie C. Wormley, Washington D.C.

(transcribed by Deloris Williams)

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