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Oxford Torch Light
Tuesday, March 30, 1880

Death Of B. I. Ellington, Esq.

Mr. B. L. Ellington
, one of our most worthy country men, living near Tally Ho, died in Henderson last Friday after a brief but painful illness. Mr. E. had carried tobacco to the Henderson Market some eight days prior to his death, but was taken with a severe attack of pneumonia which cause his demise.


Oxford Public Ledger
Thursday, May 19, 1904

Died suddenly at his home near Hampton Saturday April 30th, Mr. Fenn Ellis, in his 82nd year of heart failure. He had been in feeble health for some time. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Camp Creek for several years, he leaves a wife, son daughter with a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was laid to rest Monday May 2nd in the family burying ground there to await the resurrection morn.--- ST. ELMO.----

Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, February 12, 1892

Dexter Dots

Death has again visited our midst and taken little Sammie, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis.
The Torch Light
Tuesday, August 15, 1876


Died, on the 25th July, at the residence of her husband in Granville County, N.C. after a painful illness of more than a year’s duration. Mrs. Ann Marrow Estes’ wife of Henry B. Estes, Esq., aged 31 years.
Nearly two years ago and before disease had laid its heavy remorseless hand upon her, Mrs. Estes, hearkening to the admonitory voice of conscience and duty, sought and found reconciliation through faith in the stoning merits of a Savior’s blood and united herself with the Methodist Episcopal church, and up to the period of her death lived a consistent christian life and departed with quiet resignation and confident assurance of that blessed “ inheritance which is incorruptible and undefiled sad that fadeth not away.”
Mrs. Estes was a lady of superior good sense and refinement, but of quiet and unostentatious manners, whose highest ambition seemed to be to make her home seeming and beautiful to its permanent or transient inmates. But it is needless for the partial voice of friendship to attempt to speak in commendation of her merits in the varied domestic and social relations for her daily life, in the hospitalities and kindly deeds has given lasting perfume to her memory, and pronounced a sweeter eulogy upon her name than anything that my poor pen is able to indite. It may be said of her as Ireland’s sweetest singer said of one of her loved and lost daughters,”-----in her spring time she flew To that land where the wings of the soul are unfurled; And now like a star beyond evenings cold dew, Looks radiantly down on the tears of this world.”

Public Ledger
March 4, 1892

Mrs. Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crews and wife of Mr. Sam Evans, died at her home at Satterwhite’s shop on the 25th inst. The deceased was a good woman and greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and three small children. Her remains were interred in the family burial place at Mr. W. H. Crews of Dexter, Saturday at two o’clock. May God’s richest blessing’s rest on the bereaved ones.




Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, September 6, 1907

The gentle spirit of Miss Bessie F. Evans, of Henderson, Vance county, left its tenement of clay and entered into rest of heaven on the morning of August 28th, 1907, at 5 o’clock. Miss Bessie had reached the 25th year of her bright and beautiful young womanhood. She was the daughter of the widow Laura Evans, of Island creek neighborhood, Vance County, and a sister of Mamie Evans an excellent public school teacher, and of Mr. Claude Evans, the popular auctioneer of the Creedmoor tobacco market. She had many other dear relatives and friends. Bessie was beautiful in person and lovely in character. Her life was as pure and good as nature could make, but it was refined and beautiful by the religion of Jesus, which she embraced in her 15th year, after which she was baptized into the fellowship of Island creek Baptist Church by her former pastor J. A. Stradley, who also conducted the burial service in the absence of the present pastor, called away by the death of a brother.
Bessie was beautiful in life and lovely in death. I never saw so many tears shed at a burial. Every inch of her grave was covered by the most beautiful flowers. “Good night, good night,” dear Bessie we will meet thee again in the morning.---J. A. S.--




Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, April 19, 1907
Death of Old Soldier


On the 25th of March, Mr. Howell Evans, of Walnut Grove township aged 75 years, died at his old home.

He had been in poor health for about 3 years, and about the last of May 1906, he was taken sick while trying to plant some tobacco and from then to his death he never got able to do any more work. He went through the Civil War and was a faithful old soldier. The last year of the war he lost his voice and could not speak above a whisper for about one year. He raised 4 children, 3 girls and one boy; he leaves all of his children and his wife to mourn his loss. While we believe he has found a happier resting place at last, he had a hard time trying to make a support for his family; he was an honest upright, hard working man and had lots of sickness in his family.

One of his daughters has been afflicted most of her life, not able to do anything, and her medicine and doctors bills were heavy on her father. Mr. Evans was a member of the Methodist church at Trinity, near the Person county line, and tried to serve his Master the very best he could up to his death, and said that he was willing to go. Our heart felt sympathy goes out to his bereaved family and friends.





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