Wilmington Morning Star
Wednesday, April 29, 1903
Disappeared From Home: James Byrd, White, Member of the Street Force,
Has been Missing Since Last Saturday -- Mystery
As completely as if the earth had opened and swallowed him up, James
Byrd, aged about 50 years and a member of the street force of the city,
has disappeared from his home on Wright, between Second and Third
streets. His family is very much distressed over his absence as members
of the household say they cannot remember when he ever spent a night
from home before. They are certain that foul play is the result of his
staying away and are making every effort to find him.
Mr. Byrd left home about 8 o'clock Saturday night, accompanied by his
little daughter. He went to a market on Castle street, bought some beef
and sent it home by the little girl. That was the last seen or heard of
him and as he has been absent three days and nights the people in the
community are at a loss to know of his whereabouts. Mr. Byrd's wife
died a few years ago and since that time he has lived with two grown
daughters and a number of smaller children. The police are working on
the case and hope to fathom the mystery in a day or two.
The Wilmington Morning Star
Saturday, May 2, 1903
Where Is This Man?: Mystery Surrounding the Disappearance of D. James
Byrd is Still Unsolved.
The Police Looking For Him: Family Much Distressed and Are Eager for
Information as to His Whereabouts.
Came to Wilmington from Farmers' Turn-Out.
The mysterious disappearance of D. James Byrd from his home on Third
and Wright streets is becoming the talk of the town in circles where he
was known and strenuous effort is being put forth to find the man, both
by friends and officers of the law. They are entirely at sea as to his
whereabouts and any information as to his presence will be thankfully
received by the family, who are much distressed over his continued
Deputy Sheriff W Harvey Cox and Policeman H W Howell spent the
entire day yesterday trying to find Mr Byrd, but although their search
was very thorough, it revealed nothing. Other officers and friends will
continue the search today. If the man has not met with foul play, it is
that he has been drowned in the river.
Mr. Byrd came here a few years ago from near Farmer's turnout, on the
W. C. & A. railroad, and was first employed in the Wilmington
Cotton Mills. He is quiet and retiring in his disposition and is not
inclined to be quarrelsome. He is 47 years of age, 5 foot 10 inches
tall, has dark complexion, light gray eyes and hair very gray for a man
of his age. Mr. Byrd was last employed on the city street force and
left home last Saturday night about 8 o'clock accompanied by his little
daughter. He visited a meat market and sent some beef home by the
little girl. That was the last time any member of the family saw him,
but about 12 o'clock the same night he was seen by other persons in the
vicinity of Fourth and Church streets.
Policeman D W Willis also saw him Sunday afternoon following at Sixth
and Castle streets, but no one has been able to trace his movements
Mr Byrd has eight children: one married daughter, two others nearly
grown, five small boys and girls. Their mother died five years ago,
which leaves the children in very distressing circumstances.
Any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Byrd will be thankfully
received by a sorrowing mother and fatherless and motherless children.
Wilmington Morning Star
Thursday, May 28, 1903
A Mystery Cleared: Finding of Body Explains Disappearance from Home of
D. James Byrd Drowned in the River:
Remains Found Floating in the Water by Negro Fisherman Yesterday at
No Evidence of Foul Play - Buried at Oak Grove.
The body of D. James Byrd, the white man employed by the city as a
member of the street force and who so mysteriously disappeared from his
home, at Third and Wright streets, four weeks ago last Saturday night,
was found yesterday at noon, floating in the river opposite Point
Peter, above Wilmington, by two colored boys engaged in fishing in the
stream. The boys were horrified at the sight of the object and ran to
inform some colored men at work near the spot. The men came to the
river's edge and towed
the body ashore.
Dr O D Bell, the coroner, was notified of the find and upon his
arrival the body, which had not hitherto been identified, was found to
be that of the missing man. A pass book was found on the corpse,
bearing the name of D. James Byrd, and several of Byrd's fellow
employees on the street force corroborated the fact from a view of the
body, although it was badly decomposed. A purse was found on the person
and identified. It contained $3.52 in silver. Dr. Bell found no
evidence of foul play; the skull and all other bones were perfectly
intact and therefore no inquest was held. The finding of the money
disposed conclusively of the theory that the man had been robbed and
Byrd's family having removed from the city and the remains having
required immediate burial, they were turned over to County Undertaker
King at once and interred in Oak Grove cemetery. The family consists of
eight children, three of whom are grown and five others small. A
married sister lives in WIlmington, but the others, being without any
support, found it necessary soon after the disappearance of their
father to move to the country. They could not be reached in time to get
to Wilmington yesterday. Their mother died five years ago.
The deceased was 47 years of age and moved with his family to
Wilmington about four years ago from Farmer's Turnout. He had just been
paid off the night he disappeared and was accompanied to the market by
one of his little daughters by whom he sent home some provisions. About
1 o'clock Sunday morning he was seen on the streets and the presumption
is that he fell overboard from some of the city docks in the southern
part of the city and that his body was carried up the river by the
tied. When found the body was dressed in a tight fitting black suit and
a new pair of shoes, evidently purchased with a part of the money which
he had been paid Saturday night.
Wilmington Dispatch, 31 Aug 1906
DIED. On the morning of August 31st, 1906, at eleven o’clock, MRS MARY
C MORTON, relict of the late S H Morton, aged 64 years. Funeral
tomorrow at 5 o’clock from the residence, 720 North Fourth street.
Interment at Bellevue cemetery. Friends and acquaintances invited
DEATH OF MRS. MARY C. MORTON
Mother of Col. Geo. L. Morton Passed Away This Morning.
The friends of Col Geo L Morton will deeply sympathize with him in
the loss of his mother, Mrs. Mary C. Morton, whose death occurred at
the residence, 720 North Fourth street, this morning at eleven
o’clock. Mrs Morton had been very ill for some weeks past and her death
while not unexpected nevertheless comes as a crushing blow to the son
who has watched tenderly at her bedside during her illness. The
immediate cause of death was paralysis. Mrs Morton has been confined
to her home for the past seven years and was an invalid for the greater
part of the time. Mrs. Morton was the widow of the late Stephen H.
Morton, who preceded her to the grave some years ago. Her maiden name
was Mary C. Wilder and she leaves to mourn their great loss, one son,
Col Geo L Morton, a brother, Mr Jesse Wilder, of this city, and a
little granddaughter, Miss Eliza Morton, twelve years of age.
Mrs Morton was a devoted member of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon
at 5 o’clock, and in the absence of her pastor, Rev A D McClure, who
is absent from the city, will be conducted by Rev J S Crowley, pastor
Immanuel Presbyterian Church. The interment will be made in Bellevue
Wilmington Morning Star March 12, 1907
Mrs. Olivia Russell Dead
Good Woman Entered Into Rest Yesterday at Home of Her Daughter. Mrs
Olivia Russell, relict of the late Daniel L Russell, Sr, of Brunswick
county, died in this city yesterday at 12 o'clock noon. She was born in
Washington, NC, on April 6th, 1826 and was the daughter of Allen Grist,
Esq, of that town who in his day was one of the most prominent men of
his section of the State.
Mrs Russell lived until after the war in Brunswick county at Winnabow,
where her family lived in great affluence and there dispensed the most
lavish hospitality; and many are the friends who will remember the
enjoyment of the antebellum days at her home.
Mrs Russell had lived in Wilmington since 1868, where she has ever
been noted for her piety and many Christian virtues, having been all
her life a member of the Episcopal church to which she was greatly
She is survived by her family consisting of Mrs W J H Bellamy, of this
city, and Mr Thomas B Russell and Davis S Russell, of Robeson county,
and a step son, Ex-Governor DL Russell, of Brunswick. She also leaves
two sisters, Mrs. Kennedy, of Uniontown, Ala.; Mrs. Margaret Hoyt, of
Washington, N.C., and a brother, Allen Grist, Esq., of Chattanooga,
Tenn. She leaves besides a large number of grandchildren and relatives,
prominent among the grandsons being Dr. Russell Bellamy and Lindsay
Russell, Esq., of New York; William J Bellamy Esq, John D Bellamy, Jr.
3d., and Dr Frank H Russell, of this city.
Services will be conducted at St James Episcopal Church at 3:30 P.M.
today and the remains will be interred in the family burying ground at
DIED: RUSSELL At 12:10 P.M., March 11th, 1907, OLIVIA GRIST RUSSELL, in
the 81st year of her age.
Funeral will take place from St James Church at 3:30 P.M. today;
thence to Oakdale cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully
invited to attend.
The Morning Star March 13, 1907; Volume LXXX Number 147
FUNERAL OF MRS. RUSSELL
Impressive Services Yesterday Afternoon From St. James' Church.
In the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives,
impressive funeral services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon from St. James' Church over the remains of the late Mrs.
Olivia G. Russell, the rector, Rev. R.W. Hogue, assisted by Bishop
Strange, officiating. A large number of very pretty floral tributes
were laid upon the casket by sorrowing friends and many expressions of
deep regret at the death of Mrs. Russell were heard. The interment was
in beautiful Oakdale cemetery, the pall-bearers having been Hon. John
D. Bellamy and Mr. William H. Green, honorary; Messers. David S.
Russell, John D. Bellamy, Jr., J.C. Stevenson, Dr. Frank H. Russell,
and Col. Walker Taylor, active.
Wilmington Star September 11, 1910
CAPT. GALLOWAY DEAD.
Well Known and Highly Esteemed Citizen of Southport.
Many friends in Wilmington were shocked and saddened yesterday to learn
of the death of Capt. John W. Galloway, which occured Sunday at his
home at Southport after an illness of some months with heart
disease. Capt. Galloway passed away between 11 O'clock and noon.
For a number of years he resided in this city and was highly esteemed
by all who knew him. Capt. Galloway was a brave Confederate
soldier and served during the civil war first as a lieutenant in
Cumming's Battery. He was a man of the ability and was was an expert
accountant and had several times held various positions with the United
States government. His passing is genuinely regretted by a host of
friends and acquaintances.
Capt. Galloway is survived by his wife and three children, Mr. Dan
Galloway and Mrs. Minnie Galloway of this city, and Mrs. Oscar Croom,
of this city; also by one sister, Miss Adell Galloway of Wayne County,
and two brothers, Dr. W. C. Galloway of Wilmington, and Mr. D. W.
Galloway of Fairmont, Robeson County. The funeral was held at Southport
yesterday and a number of friends from this from this city were in
Morning Star Wilmington,
North Carolina March 28, 1911; page 5
Mr. C. G. Hatch Dead
Passed Away Sunday Morning of Pneumonia--Funeral Yesterday.
Following an illness of a few days of pneumonia, Mr. C. C. Hatch, a
well known citizen, passed away at his home on Second, near Ann Street,
Sunday morning at 11:45 o’clock. Mr. Hatch was 62 years old and had
resided in Wilmington for the past several years, coming here from
Atlanta, Ga., and followed his trade, that of painter, with much
success. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Messrs. J. E. Hatch and
Walter Hatch, of this city; one brother, Mr. William Hatch, of Texas,
and one sister, Mr. E. C. Wise, of Atlanta. Many friends learned with
much regret of his passing. The funeral services were held at 4 o’clock
yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son, Mr. J. E. Hatch, No.
424 South Fourth street, conducted by Rev. W. A. Snyder, pastor of St.
Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in the presence of a large
concourse of relatives and friends. The interment was in Oakdale
cemetery, and the pall-bearers were: Honorary, Messrs. J. H. Render, E.
P. H. Strunck, G. Henry Haar and J. O. Brock; active, Messrs C. S.
Denny, H. E. Longley, P. LeMoyne, W. J. Bradshaw and Hall Whitney.
(From "Oakdale Cemetery Records, Wilmington, North Carolina, Vol II,
1880 -1919, abstracted by Delmas D. Hackett, page 135: Hatch, C. G., 62
years old, married, died March 26, 1911. Born in Georgia and died in
Wilmington, N. C. Interment in Section G., Lot No. 33 W ½. Lot
owned by James E. Hatch.)
The Morning Star, Wilmington, NC Thursday, December 10, 1914
CAPT. JESSE WILDER DEAD
Prominent Naval Stores Man in Wilmington for Many Years--Career of
Great Usefulness Ended.
Capt Jesse Wilder, for nearly 50 years prominent in Wilmington as a
business man, passed away yesterday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock after an
illness of six weeks. He had sufficiently recovered from his first
attack to be able to return to his work on the wharf ten days ago, but
suffered a relapse after two days. He grew gradually worse, but
his wonderful vitality did not fail him and he remained conscious
almost to the last moment.
The announcement of his death will bring profound sorrow not only to a
host of friends in Wilmington, but throughout this entire section.
He had been in the naval stores business since 1868 on the wharf and
was widely known to the trade both in the North and South. He had been
in this business here longer than anyone else. He was simple and
unaffected in manner, full of the joy of living, industrious, always
mindful of his own affairs and always willing and glad to help those in
need. Had he lived until next February he would have been 78 years old,
and yet so lightly did his years rest upon him, that unless one knew
his age, he was always considered to be much younger.
Captain Wilder took a prominent interest in fraternal organizations,
finding there taught many of the lessons which he daily practiced. He
became a member of St Johns' Lodge of Masons, No. 1, on January 10,
1868, and at the time of his death was the only living charter member
of Stonewall Lodge, No. 1, Knights of Pythias, which was organized in
The business of Captain Widler on the wharf, now the George L Morton
Company, was founded by Captain Wilder in 1868, shortly after the close
of the War Between the States. He continued the business alone and most
successfully until 1872, when he was joined by the late S. H. Morton,
his brother-in-law. Upon the death of the latter, his son, Col. George
L Morton, took his place and the George L Morton Company was
established, with Captain Wilder as general manager. They did as big
business in naval stores and Captain Wilder was recognized as being the
best posted man in this line in this section.
Captain Wilder served for four years in the Confederate Army, one year
in the Second Georgia batallion of infantry and three years in the
Fourth North Carolina cavalry. He was captured the day before the
surrender of General Lee at Appomattox and spent some months in the
Federal prison at Sandusky, Ohio.
Captain Wilder was a native of Onslow county, but in early boyhood
moved with his parents to Georgia. Before the war he was engaged
in the naval stores business in that State, and gave this up to enter
the Confederate army.
For ten years or longer Captain Wilder served as a member from the
First ward on the Democratic Board of Audit and Finance of the city of
Wilmington, having given up this office in November, 1910. The only
near relatives surviving him are his niece, Miss Eliza Morton, who was
a constant attendant at his bedside during his last illness and was
with him when the end came, and a nephew, George L Morton, Jr, both
these being children of Col. George L. Morton, formerly of this city
and now of Atlanta, Ga. Capt Wilder's wife died about 40 years
ago and he never married again.
The funeral will be conducted from the Orton hotel this afternoon at
3:30 o'clock by Rev. Dr. A. D. McClure, pastor of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian church, a lifelong friend of the deceased. The interment
will be in Bellevue cemetery and will be with Masonic honors. The
members of Cape Fear camp of Confederate veterans, of which he was a
member, will also attend the services and will escort the remains of
their comrade and friend to the grave.
The pallbearers will be as follows: Gen. James I. Metts and Messrs.
Herbert McClammy, R C Cantwell, S M Boawright, John S McEachern
and A S Holden.
Wilmington Mor ning Star - Friday, December 11, 1914
FUNERAL OF CAPT. WILDER
Services Conducted From Orton Hotel
Yesterday Afternoon--Many Expressions of Sorrow.
The funeral of Capt. Jesse Wilder, whose death occurred Wednesday
afternoon, was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Orton
Hotel parlors. The services were attended by a large number of friends
and were conducted by Rev Dr A D McClue, pastor of St Andrew's
The interment was in Bellevue cemetery and was with Masonic honors. The
pallbearers were: Gen James I Metts and Messrs Herbert McClammy, R C
Cantwell, S M Boatwright, John S McEachern and A S Holden, all of these
being members of St John's Lodge of Masons, of which the deceased was a
member for nearly a half century.
Members of Cape Fear chapter, United Confederate Veterans, attended the
funeral in a body. A delegation of Pythians also attended the funeral.
A quartette composed of Mrs. Muse, Miss Carrie White and Messrs. A S
Holden and A L Dosher sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Abide With Me."
All of the naval stores enterprises in Wilmington closed at 1 o'clock
for the funeral. Captain Wilder was chairman of the naval stores
committee of the Chamber of Commerce, and on account of his death there
were no market quotations yesterday.
There were many beautiful and elaborate floral designs sent by friends
and by the organizations of which the deceased was a member. The
members of the office force of the Galena Oil Company in Atlanta, Ga.,
sent a design and there were also designs from the Capt [Cape] Fear
club, of which Captain Wilder was a member, St John's Lodge of Masons,
Stonewall Lodge, Knights of Pythias, the Wilmington Chamber of
Commerce, the Columbia Naval Stores Company, and a number of designs
from individuals, including one from Mr H C McQueen, who was a
colleague of Captain Wilder on the old board of audit and finance of
the city of Wilmington.
Col. George L Morton, a nephew of the deceased, was not present at the
funeral, as he is in Texas inspecting oil wells and could not be
located. A telegram was received from him late yesterday afternoon
stating that he had just learned of Captain Wilder's death.
The colored employes of the turpentine distilleries on Eagles' Island
attended the funeral in a body.
The only near relatives surviving Captain Wilder besides Col George L
Morton, a nephew, who was for so many years associated with the [the
following line of type was entered upside down & backwards]
deceased in business are Miss Eliza [end of upside down line of text]
Morton, a great niece, who was a constant attendant at his bedside
during his last illness, and his great nephew George L Morton, Jr.
Captain Wilder married Miss Fanny Ellis, who died about 40 years ago.
KILLED IN BELGIUM
News has been received by relatives in the city of the death of Mr.
Joseph Murdock Loftin, a member of the Canadian Casualty Clearing
Station No. 2, who was accidentally killed on December 28, while
serving with the Canadian troops in Belgium. Mr Loftin was born at
Kenansville and was 41 years old. He is survived by his mothr, Mrs Anne
Elizabeth Pearsall Loftin, and the following brotghers and sisters: Mrs
T R Ames, of this city, and Mrs J E Johnson, of Fair Bluff, and Messrs
J P, I C and S E Loftin. On Sunday, when the news of Mr. Loftin's death
was learned here, Rotarian T R Ames communicated with Rotarian
Magnussen, in Ottawa, Canada, and within six hours received the
information that Mr Loftin was buried at Lijssenhoeck cemetery at
Poperingbe, Belgium. This information was secured from the Canadian War
Office. Wilmington Dispatch, March 21, 1917.
(Joseph Murdock Loftin was the son of Dr. Ila Croom Major Loftin and
Anne Elizabeth Pearsall. Joseph Murdock Loftin and Daisey
McIntyre were married in Wilmington on December 26, 1901.)
Morning Star Wilmington,
North Carolina July 10, 1922; page 5
Funeral Services Today For Mrs. C. G. Hatch
Mrs C G Hatch, mother of J E and W G Hatch, passed away at 5:30
o’clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, J E Hatch, 426
South Fourth street. Mrs Hatch had been in declining health for two
years and the end was not unexpected. She was a native of Georgia, but
made Wilmington her home for the past 18 years, and was 70 years of age.
The deceased is survived by the following relatives: Two sons, J E
and W G Hatch; one sister, Mrs O P Hargis, and one brother, both
of Atlanta, Ga., and the following grandchildren: Mrs S L Schulken,
Mrs S G Moore, of Greensboro, Edward, Fred, Walter and Samuel Hatch,
and also two great grandchildren, all of Wilmington. Funeral services
will be conducted this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the home of J E
Hatch, 426 South Fourth street, by Dr. Edwin F. Keever, pastor of St.
Paul’s Lutheran church, assisted by Rev John B Gibble, pastor of the
Church of the Good Shepherd.
(From "Oakdale Cemetery Records, Wilmington, North Carolina, Vol III,
1920 -1949, abstracted by Delmas D Hackett, page 114: Hatch, Missouri
Jane, 69, died July 9, 1922, widow of C T Hatch. Born in Georgia,
died in Wilmington, NC. Interment in Sec. G, Lot # 33 W 1/2, owned by
James E. Hatch.)
Wilmington News Dispatch, 2/18/1926; 2/19/1926
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Galloway, who died at the home of
Mrs Lerrie Hewett, Southport, Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock will be
held from the Hewlett's residence Friday afternoon 4 o'clock. The
service, will be conducted by Father Charles J Mahan, of St Mary's
Pro-Cathedral. Mrs Galloway was in her 77th hear of age and was the
widow of the late John Wesley Galloway, of Wilmington and Southport.
Death came to Mrs. Galloway on her visit to Southport after a period of
long illness, but she had not been considered in a serious condition
until a few days ago. The deceased is survived by one brother, W
F Furpless, of Winter Park; ane half-brother, C Furpless, of
Southport; one daughter, Mrs Julius Rudolph, of this city, and one
son, Daniel Galloway, of Tampa Florida, 10 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren also survive.
Interment will be in the Southport Cemetery.
Wilmington Star, 10-23-1926
The home of Mr and Mrs George R Galloway was deeply saddened Monday
morning at 6:30 o'clock when their six seeks old daughter, Betty
Claire, died at Walker hospital. The baby had been ill with whooping
cough for about four weeks; and this developed into pneumonia, which
resulted in death. Betty Claire was the first and only baby to bless
this home, and was the cheer and hope of her fond parents. The funeral
will be conducted from the home, 1617 Orange Street, at 3:30 this
afternoon by the Rev. W.A.Cade, of Grace M.E. Church.
(1926 Oakdale Cemetery Records: Bettie Clare (Claire) Galloway, 6 weeks
old, died 10-18-1926. Born and died in Wilmington, NC. Interment in
Section R, Lot No. 31, owned by George R Galloway.)
Wilmington Star, 12-24-1928
Records of the North Carolina department of the American Legion show
that the first North Carolinian to fall in action in the World War was
George E Galloway, son of Mrs DW Galloway of Fairmont. Mrs Galloway,
one of Robeson County's many gold star mothers, was to have been
present at the dedicatory exercises in Lumberton yesterday, but is a
parient in a Lumberton hospital where she underwent a major operation.
Wilmington Morning Star Saturday September 8, 1928; page 2 col 3
MRS ALICE JULIA JOHNSON
Funeral services for Mrs Alice Julia Johnson (Nee Sanders) widow of
Jackson Johnson, of Winnabow, Brunswick county were held yesterday
afternoon at the New Hope Presbyterian church of which she was a
charter member. Interment was made in the adjoining church
The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev W E West, assisted by
Rev J M Plowden and Rev J H Whitmore, D D. The pallbears were:
Active, D R Johnson, Jr, E W Taylor, Jr, Simon Warren Sanders, W
D Sanders, I Newton Sanders, and D B Sanders, who were her
grandsons and nephews. Honorary, J Reid, John Knox, J L Henry, C E
Taylor, W D McCaig, W H Walker, Judge E K Bryan, Dr Andrew Harris and
Col Walker Taylor.
Among the many friends in attendance were Rev John Fairley, Rev and Mrs
R C Clontz, Rev Marion Murray, Arthur John, Rev and Mrs A H
Howell, Mrs W M Cumming, Mrs Bradford Reynolds, Louis Goodman, I A
H Millar, John Hall, Mr and Mrs Price Furkless, Professor
Dawkins Judge and Mrs E A Cramner.
The large attendance of relatives and friends which crowded the church
and overflowed into the surrounding grove together with the floral
offerings which were both profuse and beautiful, all were a mute
attestation to the love and respect in which the deceased was held.
Wilmington Moring Star, Wilmington, NC; Wednesday October 22, 1930
FUNERAL TODAY FOR COL MORTON
Prominent Former Wilmingtonian Will Be Buried at Bellevue Cemetery
Funeral services for Col George L Morton, of Atlanta, formerly of
Wilmington, who died last Sunday night in New York from a heart attack,
are to be held this faternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence D. Maffitt, 219 South Fifth street. The Rev C H
Storey, pastor of the St Andrew’s Presbyterian church, will hold the
services. Interment will be at Bellevue cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Lyman Delano, H C McQueen, F H Fectig, D
L Eubanks, C McD Davis, Judge George Rountree, P R Albright, M W
Divine, Geo B Elliott, M J Corbett, Walter Bucknor, H H McIlhenny, J V
Grainger, J O Carr, Walker Taylor, Benjamin Solomon, John Hill Brown
and W H Sprunt.
Active pallbearers, members of Col Morton’s office staff, will be W J
McGee, F J Vestal, C A Joiner, J S Brown, T Turney and L K Morrison.
Morning Star, Wilmington, NC 3 Dec 1936
Funeral Rites Conducted For Mrs Elizabeth Morton
JACKSONVILLE, December 2. Mrs Elizabeth Morton, 83, widow of John B
Morton, died at her home, near Jacksonville, at 7:35 o'clock a.m.,
Wednesday, November 25. She had been in declining health for
several years but was confined to her bed only a few weeks.
Surviving are two sons, I T and J W Morton, Jacksonville; 23
grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, three married daughters
having preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted at the graveside in the family burying
ground at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by Elder E F Pollard, Jacksonville. The
many beautiful floral offerings and the large number of friends and
relatives present attested the high esteem in which the deceased was
Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia; Monday, January 29, 1940
George Henry Davis, 69, died Sunday in a local hospital. Surviving him
are his wife, Mrs Bessie Chappell Davis; three daughters, Mrs Stuart B
Gordon and Mrs Clinton S Robb of Richmond and Mrs William B Upchurch of
Arlington; fours sons, George H Jr, John B and Roy W Davis, all of
Richmond, and Charles W Davis of Mobile, Alabma; a sister, Mrs Eugene
Philyaw of Wilmington, NC and two grandchildren. The body rests at the
Joseph W Bliley Funeral Home, Third and Marshall Streets, where
services will be held at 3:30 PM, Monday. Burial will be in Riverview
(George Henry Davis was born in Wilmington, NC on 26 May 1870, the son
of Samuel John Davis and Rachel Hallen Wright of Wilmington, NC.)
Sunday Star News, Wilmington, NC November 30, 1947
Mrs. Nettie Freeman Morton, died at the residence of her son Gilbert F
Morton, 319 Walnut Street last night following a long illness. Mrs
Morton was the daughter of the late E W and Mary Marshall Freeman and
was a member of Southside Baptist church. Surviving besides her husband
C E Morton, retired contractor, of Wilmington are two sons, Gilbert F
Morton and Robert G Morton, both of Wilmington; one sister, Miss Lou
Freeman of Silverdale, NC; two brothers, E W Freeman of Silverdale, NC,
and C M Freeman of Maysville, NC; three grandchildren, Gloria,
Elizabeth Hayes and Robert G Morton, Jr, all of Wilmington. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Andrews Mortuary will be announced
Wilmington Morning Star December 1, 1947
Mrs Nettie Freeman Morton, died at the residence of her son Gilbert F
Morton, 319 Walnut Street Saturday night following a long illness.
Mrs Morton was the daughter of the late E W and Mary Marshall Freeman
and was a member of Southside Baptist church. Surviving besides her
husband, C E Morton, retired contractor, of Wilmington are two sons,
Gilbert F Morton and Robert G Morton, both of Wilmington; one sister,
Miss Lou Freeman of Silver, NC, two brothers, E W Freeman, of
Silverdale, and C M Freeman of Maysville, three grandchildren, Gloria,
Elizabeth Hayes and Robert G Morton, Jr., all of ments under the
direction of Andrews Mortuary will be announced later.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Andrews Mortuary,
Monday afternon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev G C Moore, assisted by Dr
Eugene D Witherspoon. Interment will follow in Oakdale cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Honorary, John donnelly, James Donnelly, Frank Cox,
Albert Solomon, Addison Hewlett, Sr, John Carter, Dr H A Codington, W A
Simon and W R Jones, Sr; Active, Vernon Cheek, Earl Orrell, George F
Tienken, Ronald Lane, R H Stanley and E S Capps, Jr.
Wilmington Morning Star 02/08/1948
MORTON MOURNED RITES MONDAY
City Purchasing Agent, Building Inspector Died Yesterday Funeral
services for Gilbert F Morton, 42, city purchasing agent and building
inspector for the past six years, who died yesterday at 9 a.m. will be
conducted Monday at 3 pm from the chapel of Andrews morturay.
The Rev E D Witherspoon will have charge of the Morton services, and
will be assisted by the Rev Guy C Moore. Interment will be in Oakdale
He had been ill for approximately three weeks after suffering a heart
Concerning his death, City Manager J R Benson said: "The community has
lost a fine citizen and the city government a valuable employe. I
feel a great personal loss in losing his wise counsel."
Until a permanent replacement is made to fill the vacancy left by
Morton's death, Benson said that City Auditor D B Padgett will
act as purchasing agent and the city engineer will act as building
A native of Wilmington, Morton graduated from New Hanover High school
and later with honors from the Blackstone Military academy in
Blacksburg, VA. He also attended North Carolina State college.
He was active in the Building Officials conference of America and was a
member of a four-man committee to draft a national building code.
Before his tenure as purchasing agent and building inspector, he was
superintendent of the county WPA office. He was a member of the Lions
and the Wilmington Engineers clubs and also a member of the Capital
Improvements committee of the Community Chest.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs Ruby W Morton, one daughter, Gloria,
eight, a brother, Robert, and his father, C E Morton.
Wilmington Morning Star 03/02/1948
Robert G Morton, 39 safety engineer with the U.S. Corps of Engineers,
stationed at Fort Bragg, died yesterday morning at Bulluck's Clinic. He
was stricken with a heart attack at 11 pm Sunday.
Mr Morton, brother of the late Gilbert F Morton, city building
inspector who died here about a month ago, was the son of CE and the
late Mrs Nettie F Morton of Wilmington. His widow, Mrs Bess Orrell
Morton; their son, Robert G Morton, Jr; and a daughter, Elizabeth Hayes
Morton, who resides in Piney Woods.
Mr Morton had been employed by the US Engineers as safety engineer for
the past five years.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Andrews Mortuary
this afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev J A Nielson officiating,
assisted by the Rev TH King. Interment will follow in Oakdale
Pallbearers will be, honorary: P M Snell, W B Baldwin, Brooks Long,
Halbrook, J Harrell Grimes, Robert E Suggs, Dr E C Anderson, Dr W C
Mebane, Lee Porter, John Donnelly, James Donnelly, R D Cronly,Jr,
Addison Hewlett, Sr, J A Orrell, Abraham Solomon, Albert Solomon, Roger
W Hewlett, Addison Hewlett, Jr, John T Butters, L H Waters, Sr, active:
Leon Hall, George Tienken, R H Stanley, R M Waldorf, Otto Edwards, and
Wilmington Star 04/22/1953
Charles E Morton, died early today at the home of his sister, Mrs E W
Freeman of Silverdale, NC, after a long illness.
Mr Morton came to Wilminton in 1905 and was associated with the Morton
and Cox Contracting Co. He was born in Onslow County, September 26,
1868 and was the son of the late Edgar B and Merinda Thomas Morton. He
was also the father of the late Gilbert and Robert Morton.
He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and was a deacon for
many years prior to his illness. He was a member of the Junior Order
United American Mechanics, George Washington Council No. 67.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Freman; two brothers, Edgar Morton
of Silverdale and Stephen Morton of Atlanta, Georgia.
The Robesonian, December 4, 1959
Farimont - Mrs Alice Curtis Warwick, 72, of Orrum, widow of Hardy
Warwick, died at 5:50 pm Thursday in Robeson Memorial Hospital after an
illness of two weeks.
Mrs Warwick was a member of Orrum Baptist church and a teacher of the
Adult Women's Sunday School class, an Order of Eastern Star mother of
Porctorville Chapter 307, and a past president of the Women's
Missionary Union. A native of Wilmington, she was a daughter of the
late John Jefferson and Ruth Ellen Craig Curtis.
Surviving are three sons, Hardy Warwick of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elbert
Warwick of Yakima, Washington, and Joe Warwick of Lumberton; three
daughters, Mrs W B Hall of McDonald, Mrs Bobby Jones of Fairmont, and
Mrs Hazel Walters of the home; nine grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; a brother, J W Curtis of Wilmington; and a sister, Mrs H
M Russ of Hendersonville.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 pm Saturday in Prevatte Funeral
Chapel by Rev S M Dorton, assisted by Rev Donald Holland. Burial will
be in Floyd Memorial cemetery.
Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington, NC March 5th, 1963, page 12
Mrs Mildred T Morton, 85, widow of George L Morton, died Saturday in
Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness. She was born in Louisville, Ky,
May 13, 1878, daughter of the late Robert Coleman and Gerelda Kelly
Thompson Jr. She was a member of the Cathedral of Chirst the King
Catholic Church in Atlanta
Survivors include one son, George L Morton of Atlanta, Ga; one
daughter, Mrs M L Woodward of Miami, Florida; three sisters, Mrs
Clarence D Maffitt of Wilmington, Sister Immaculata of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Sister Saint Frances of Warsaw, NY.
Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday night in the H M Patterson-Son
Funeral Home, Atlanta, Georgia. Requiem Mass will be said
Tuesday morning at 11:45 o’clock at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Wilmington by the Rev Louis Morton. Interment will be in Bellevue
Pallbearers will be Michael C Brown, G F Elfe, J J Eiden,
William L Fox, Robert Walsak and August S Klein.
Washington Post, Washington, DC, 21 Oct 1978
H C McClammy, Federal Nuclear Research Official
Air Force Col Herbert Charles McClammy, 46, an assistant director for
nuclear research, development and testing for military applications for
the Department of Energy died at Mt Vernon Hospital Tuesday after an
apparent heart attack. Col McClammy, a metallurgy specialist was
assigned to his nuclear work four years ago and remained with it when
it became part of the Department of Energy. Before that, he had been on
the faculties of the Air Force Academy and the Air University at
Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
A native of Wilmington, NC, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from the University of Florida in 1953. He later earned a
master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force
Institute of Technology at Dayton, Ohio, and a doctorate in business
administration from Auburn University.
Col McClammy was a member of Sigma Xi, a scientific society, and the
American Society for Metals.
Survivors include his wife, Martha, and three children, James Schott,
Martha Ann and Richard Alan, all of the home in Alexandria; his mother,
Jeanette Pleasants, and his stepfather, Ben Pleasants of Reidsville,
NC; two sisters Deane Klimpel of New York City, and Carlyn Kriegel, of
Atlanta, and a stepbrother, Ben Pleasants, of Los Angeles.
(Herbert Charles McClammy was born in Wilmington on 3 Nov 1931, the son
of Herbert McClammy and Mae Jeanette McGuinness.)
Wilmington Morning Star, Saturday, Feb. 11, 1978
George Lee Morton Jr, 70, of 825 Starlight Drive, North East, Atlanta,
Georgia, died Thursday in Atlanta after a sudden illness. Mr Morton is
survived by one sister, Mrs Eliza M Woodward of Miami Beach; one
nephew, George M Woodward of Miami Beach; two nieces, Mrs John Logan of
Louisiana, Missouri, and Mrs Robert Sedlak of San Bernardino,
California; and two cousins, Mrs William Fortune of Roanoke, Virginia,
and Mrs. Ann Thompson of Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in Atlanta from
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in
Wilmington, at the Bellevue Cemetery with Father Albert Tittinger
officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made
to the American Red Cross.