Thursday, January 12, 1899
A Tribute to B. A. Capehart
The death of Mr. B. A. Capehart, of Raleigh, who passed away on Thursday night, o paralysis, is a surprise to his many friends all over the State.
He leaves four children, Mrs. Filed of London; Dr. B. A. Capehart, of Washington, D. C., Dr. “Bine” Capehart, physician to the Baltimore and London
Steamship Co., and Mr. A. L. Capehart, of Vance county.
His second wife was Mrs. P. T. Henry, nee Moore, wife of Hon. Bartholemew Moore, of Raleigh.
Mr. Capehart was born July 4th 1833. He was a man of intelligence and and influence, a lover of his church (the P. E. church) and an influential worker for
every good. He possessed all the elegance and refinement of a true Christian gentleman. He was social and convival in his nature and sincere in his
attachments. No one knew him better than the writer, whose heart goes out in loving remembrance of his friendship and sympathy for the bereaved family and
friends. Peace to his ashes and rest to his soul.--J. B. HUNTER.
Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, October 20, 1905
Death of Miss Etta Cash
Miss Etta, daughter of S. H. Cash, died of typhoid fever at her home, on Roxboro Street, yesterday morning at 11 o’clock.
She has been extremely ill for the past few days and her recovery was not expected. She was 18 years of age and leaves a father, mother, three brothers, and
This morning the remains were carried to Stem, where the funeral and burial took place today. The pall bearers who accompanied the remains to the train were
: D. B. Cameron, C. W. Ezzell, David Dickey, M. N. Sadier, L. L. Dowdee and S. T. Bullock.
Those who accompanied the remains on the sad trip are S. E. Bullock, Miss Maggie Woods, Messrs. Dover and Denie Bullock, Frank Cash, Marrie Cash, June Cash,
Miss Ida Cash, J. T. Cash, and W. F. Cash—Durham Sun, Oct 13th.----
Oxford Public Ledger
(Frances B. Hayes Books)
November 18, 1947
Wm. Cash, 73, Interred Sunday
Farmer of Grassy Creek Community Succumbs to Heart Disease
William Sherman Cash, 73, farmer of Grassy creek Community, died at the local hospital
at 10 p.m. Friday following an illness of seven weeks. Death was attributed to heart disease.
The funeral was held at 3:30 on Sunday at Stovall Baptist Church with the Rev. Shelley Caudle, Pastor, in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.
A son of Ida Stroud and Samuel Cash, the deceased had resided his entire life in this county.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Lunsford Cash, one son, Samuel Cash of Stovallm five daughters; Mrs. Collie Brodgen, Mrs. Edgar champion, Mrs. Lawerence
Norwood, and Mrs. Venton Elliott, akk of Stovall and Mrs. Gus Bailey of Northside, a brother, Carl Cash of ner Oxford, and six sisters, Mrs. J. H. Miller,
Mrs. J. E. Grissom, Mrs. Coley Weary, Mrs. Hampton Dixon and Miss Zana Cash of near Stovall and Mrs. Coleman Chappell of Creedmoor.
Active pallbearers were William Reams, Harold Brodgen, Jimmy Frazier, Emory Currin, Dewey Satterwhite, and Rufus Brodgen.
Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, June 15, 1894
Death of Eugene Clay.
On May 13, 1894, death visited the family of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Clay and took from them their youngest child, little Eugene, aged 1 year
and 8 months. He has gone to live with Jesus, waiting at Heaven’s gate for his father and mother.
“ he is not dead; but asleep in Jesus, To rise upon some fairer shore, and bright in Heaven’s jeweled crown, He will shine forever more. There is an
angel form Walks o’er the earth in silent tread. He bears our best loved ones away And then we call them dead. And when he sees a smile too bright, Or
heart too pure for taint and vice, He bears it to the world of light , To dwell in Paradise
Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, August 3, 1894
The Reapers Work.
A shadow rests on a home in our midst since last Thursday night when the life of Alvis M. Clement went out. He had been watched so anxiously by loved ones
since he was taken sick some four weeks ago, and it was so hard to give him up, and a tender heartfelt sympathy overspread a wide circle of fiends as well
as his comrades, the Granville Grays, when it was known that his spirit was no longer on earth.
He was 22 years of age, manly, genial, and possessed many fine traits of character, which won him many friends, and was withal a dutiful son.
He was a member of the Granville Grays, having served 5 years, and his comrades under command of Lieutenant H. Skinner, accompanied his remains to their
last resting place on Friday afternoon, to the Old Clement homestead some 8 miles from town . The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. U. Faucette.
Oxford Torch Light
Tuesday, October 1, 1878
Death of Mr. A. H. Cooke.
Oxford is called upon to mourn the loss of a highly esteemed and respected citizen, Granville county its most useful and efficient officer; and the
Methodist church, one of its most consistent members, in the death of Mr. A. H. Cooke, who departed this life on Saturday morning last, in this place. He
had been a sufferer for years with an internal tumoryet he bore his affliction with patience and chrisitian fortitude. For a number of years he served the
people of Granville as Register of Deeds, which office he filled with satisfaction to all. He was no politician, but polite and attentive in the discharge
of the duties of his office.
He was buried with Masonic Honors, being a worthy member of that fraternity,
on Sunday evening last. the funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. J. T. Gibbs, in the Methodist church, to a large congregation.
The Public Ledger
Friday, September 1, 1893
Death Of James C. Cooper.
Another one of Oxford’s old Landmarks Gathered Home.
Died, at his home in Oxford, on Friday, the 25th inst., Mr. James Crawford Cooper, aged about 77 years.
Mr. Cooper was a native of Granville county and begun business as a merchant in Oxford, soon after attaining to manhood, and continued with but little
interruption up to a few years the firm of Cooper & Williams composed of himself and his brother-in-law, Capt. John A. Williams, was one of the leading
mercantile houses of Oxford. He also, with his nephew, D. Y. Cooper, established some years ago, the first tobacco warehouse in Henderson, conducted at
first by the firm of J. C. & D. Y. Cooper and afterwards by D. Y. Cooper, alone, a business which has contributed very largely to the prosperity of that
enterprising town. Mr. Cooper has also at various times been attended with marked success. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace, was chairman of the
county court under the old regime, and also chairman of the board of wardens of the poor, and upon the reorganization of the county government after the
convention of 1876, he was made chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. In this last position his services to the public were invaluable. He found
the finances of the county in a condition almost desperate, and at once with his associates, instituted measures for restoring its credit and establishing
it upon a firm basis.
In all his business affairs he commanded the confidence of the public by the soundness of his judgment and his unswerving integrity. His large experience,
his methodical habits, his close attention to the duties of business and his sagacity in the discernment of character, made him a safe adviser, and his
counsel was often sought in matters of doubt and difficulty.
Mr. Cooper was a man of great firmness of character. Though deliberate in manner he reached his conclusions rapidly and rarely had occasion to change his
opinions when once formed. He possessed an equanimity of temper that was remarkable. His mind was always in poise. Events that would sometimes agitate the
community seemed never to take him by surprise or throw him off his guard.
If wisdom consists in justly estimating the past and present, and in anticipating consequences that show flow from them, then Mr. Cooper was a wise man. He
seldom made mistakes and as events developed he was usually prepared for them. He never sought public position, yet never shrunk from the discharge of any
duty. He turned neither to the right or left to win the applause of men, but was guided by principles that gained for him the admiration of his fellow men,
and made him hosts of friends. He loved the right and despised all that was mean and base. He was a kind and charitable neighbor, warm in his attachments,
and over ready to help those who were struggling with adversity when he deemed them worthy. He was for many years and elder in the Presbyterian Church, and
took a lively interest in all that concerned its welfare. His religion was a matter of deep principle and of clear conviction. He entertained no doubts on
this subject, but having once settled matter in his own mind he rested firm faith in the merits of his Redeemer and His revealed truth.
His funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last from the Presbyterian Church conducted by his pastor Rev. Ernest Thacker assisted by Rev. Thos. U.
Faucette, and was attended by a large concourse of citizens and friends.
The pallbearers were J. M. Currin, J.G. Hunt, J. C. Horner, J. P. Stedman, Willie Landis, J. B. Booth, W. D. Lynch, W. A. Lynch, W. A. Bobbitt, F. P.
Hobgood, and D. J. Gooch.
The remains were interred in Elmwood cemetery. -------
Tribute of Respect
Oxford Public Ledger
Thursday, October 20, 1898
Died of diabetes, on the evening of Oct. 13, at 4:30. The death reaper again enters the home of Bro.
Herbert Crews, and claimed his beloved daughter, Alma Kyle, aged 7 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Last February, the disease developed, and rapidly made inroads on her robust form; the best medical attention was bestowed, but to no avail.
Alma was a good child, under no circumstances would she retire from a little tot without kneeling and Repeating “ Now I lay me down to sleep.”
I take this little lamb said He, And place it on my breast, protection she shall find in me, in me be ever blessed.
Thursday, May 5, 1898
Died Of Blood Poison
Leon Stanley Crews, aged 9 years and oldest son of Ex-Register of Deeds, C. F. Crews, after an illness of two or three days died at once o'clock p.m., May
2nd, of blood poison.
The funeral services and burial took place at Salem Tuesday, May 3rd, at 4 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. K. D. Holmes.
Thus one of our Bright Jewel Band takes his departure to the Heavenly land. The day before his death was the first time he had missed Sunday school this
year. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved parents and family.
Oxford Public Ledger
Friday January 15, 1892
Death The Reaper - Mrs. J. A. Crews
Mrs. Martha A. Crews, wife of J. A. Crews, died at her home in Granville county, January 6th, at the advanced age of 76 years and one month. She was the
daughter of David Hunt and Charity Hunt and was born in Person County in 1815 and was married in 1834 to Mr. J. A. Crews which union was blessed with eleven
children, all of whom are living save, one that died in infancy. This is the first death in the immediate family in more than forty years. She was sick only
eight days and when the first taken with the grip, which afterwards terminated in pneumonia, it was thought she would soon be well; but her constitution was
unable to withstand the disease and she “fell on sleep” and was gathered to her Fathers On Jan. 8th, she was laid to rest in the family cemetery in the
presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Her funeral sermon was preached by the writer from Mark 14:8--“She hath done what she could.” No one
who knew her could doubt the appropriateness of the text. She performed her work faithfully and in the spirit of her Master. She was not ostentatious, not
did she court the applause of the world, but in a gentle, quiet ways she performed her allotted tasks looking to God for His praise and approval. But her
work is now finished; it was fallen from her tired hands and she has gone to receive the reward promised by her Lord to the faithful servant.
Many that have entertained at the hospitable board of her husband and talked around the fireside in “converse sweet” with this modest, motherly woman have
carried away with them a picture of a happy home presided over by one endowed with a gentle and lovable nature.
She was a faithful wife, proving her self “an helpmeet,” indeed in the fifty-seven years of her married life. Her children will rise up and call her blessed
as they remember her kind ministrations and her deeds of love for them, performed as only a mother can. Thank God we never grow too old to appreciate and
love the best of all human friends----mother. She was also a mother in Israel for she loved the Kingdom of God and prized “Its sweet communion, solemn vows,
Its hymns of love and praise.”
She showed her love for her Savior by a pure and consistent life, thereby expressing “the holy Gospel she professed.” She has gone from the church here to
take her place in the triumphant church and join that company who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb,” in ascribing praise
and honor unto Him who gave himself
as a ransom for them.
Rest, tired and weary pilgrim ! thy feet “ have completed their journey” and we, who must travel a little longer, will join thee in our Father’s house.
Friday, February 5, 1892
Death Of Mrs. A. J. Critcher
Mrs. A. J. Critcher died at her home near Oxford, N. C., on January 25th, 1892. while sitting in her room she was taken ill and fell into the fire and after
getting her out she died in two hours. She leaves a husband and seven children to take up her abode with her Heavenly Father who she had loved and served so
well, while in flesh. She was the faithful wife of Mr. A. J. Critcher, had been a consistent member of the Methodist church many years, was a true
Christian, a tender and loving mother and a kind friend. Her loss is deplored by all who knew her and inexpressibly so to her grief stricken companion and
his motherless children, but our God knows best and does all things well. Grieve not dear ones who are left behind, she is only asleep in Jesus. God grant
that her husband and children may live so as to meet her in Heaven above where all is joy and peace and love. A FRIEND
Thursday, February 18, 1897
Death of Our Oldest Citizen.
It is seldom the privilege of man to live out his three score and ten, but Mr. William Critcher had passed the eighty-four mile post when he was summoned to
his final rest. Mr. Critcher died last Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, at his home in this county. He had been in feeble health for some time and his death was
not unexpected. a man of strong personality, he impressed himself upon all of his friends and neighbors and always practiced a rigid integrity and honesty
of purpose. He leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss. His beloved wife also survives him and is now in her seventy-fifth
year. She and her husband were married nearly sixty years ago and she will sadly miss her bosom companion. His children are three sons, Wm. N. Critcher,
Charles M. Critcher and Robt. Critcher and seven daughters, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. J.. P. Mize, Mrs. J. P. Stovall, Mrs. Tilley, Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. A. L. Gooch,
and Mrs. Brinkley. To all of them we extend our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement.
Oxford Torch Light
Tuesday, February 2, 1886
Entered into rest, on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1885, at Waverley, N. C., Mrs. Martha W. Cunningham, in the 49th year of her age.
In the death of this cultured Christian lady, society has lost a loved and respected member; the church one of its most devoted communicants, and her family
has sustained an unutterable loss.
Born in Warrenton, N. C., and brought up under Christian influences, educated in part at St. Mary’s school, Burlington, N. J., she prepared to give herself
early to the Masters work. As a wife and mother, her Christian character was marked. Quiet, dignified, intelligent , knowing in whom she believed, she was
not afraid of the responsibilities of life or needlessly moved by its cares, but in one uniform course was engaged in the discharge of her duty. Her
character was a well balanced one. She felt her protracted illness, but yet met it with uncomplaining patience, by grace given into her. For some weeks
previous to the final call, her life was despaired of by physicians and friends, but for some days before her death, all danger seemed to have passed away
and her family as a consequences, were joyous and hopeful. But the insidious destroyer was at work, and suddenly her exhausted system yielded, who shall
describe the anguish of her lovely and interesting family. Who will do justice to her merits in a mere obituary notice. We have no fears for our departed
sister, but many a sad day must intervene before her removal can be contemplated with composure by those who knew here.
There are some Characters we reverence from instinct. These seem to have superior endowments by inheritance; and when such endowments are refined by
Christian culture, we may well endeavor to pronounce an eulogism. Nevertheless, language can never meet the case. Well-meant, it may be, but yet how
infinitely short falls of that balm from on High, which can only mitigate our sorrow.
At such times, when near and dear ones realize in their loneliness the magnitude of their loss, “The Almighty Lord who is a strong tower to all who put
their trust in Him, “ can alone comfort their troubled spirits. May he ever be their hope and consolation, as he also was of our sainted sister so
unexpectedly called away. –W. E. W.—
May 4, 1899
of Mrs. L. F. Currin
second daughter of Mr. And Mrs. R. D. Brooks, of Sunset,
died on the morning of the 28th of
of typhoid pneumonia and other complications. She leaves
behind five children, three girls, and two boys and a devoted husband
who has been quite ill for fifteen days with typhoid pneumonia. Three
of the dear children have also been near the jaws of death but we are
glad to know have taken a turn for the better. Mrs. Currin was
buried on the evening of the 29th, Dr. Marsh, of
Oxford, who was her pastor of Hester Baptist church, conducting
the services. She was buried at the Moses Dean cemetery, who
was her grandfather. There was a large crowd of relatives and
neighbors present at the funeral to ingle their tears and sympathy
with the bereaved, which showed high esteem in which Mrs. Currin
was held. Mrs. Currin had been a member of Hester’s Baptist Church from early womanhood and seemed to enjoy the
religion that she professed. She was a kind, affectionate wife, a
devoted mother and the church and neighborhood has sustained a great
loss, but that great and all wise being that never makes a mistake
knows best. May we all bow with humble submission to His will.
All is being done for Mr. Currin and children that tender hands
can do. Three of Oxford’s best doctors have been in attendance,
especially Dr. Ben Hays, who has waited on them night and day
with untiring energy and anxiety. It would be well mention his mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Currin. The dear mother came to help wait on
them and in a day or two was taken ill and is quite sick yet. She has
fever. May they all feel that the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
away, blessed be the name of the Lord.--- R. W. Hobgood.
Oxford Public Ledger
Tuesday, November 16, 1906
Death Of Mr. Cutts.
Mr. Uriah Cutts died November 5th 1906, at the home of his son, W. H. Cutts, near Stovall, having reached the ripe old age of 80 years. Bro Cutts in early
life consecrated his young manhood to Jesus Christ, and became his loving disciple. He was baptized into the fellowship of old Grassy Creek Baptist Church.
Later h transferred his membership to Island creek Church, where he remained an honored and useful member for many years. Enfeebled by age, he broke up
housekeeping and lived with his children, moving his church membership to churches most convenient to him. Bro Cutts was a quiet, honorable and industrious
man. He was faithful to his church and Christian duties.
In his home he was an affectionate husband and father, and it was the joy of his heart to see his children become Christians.
At his grave we tenderly sang, “ A sleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,” feeling that he had entered into that sweet sleep, “ Whose waking is supremely blest.”
---J. A. S.---