Capt. Haywood Davenport Dead
The death of Capt. Haywood DAVENPORT on Tuesday morning last sent a thrill of grief throughout this town. He had been in ill health for a year or more, and his seeking relief under the treatment of the best medical men was of little avail.
He recently came to Plymouth to make his home once more where his early years were spent; he contracted a deep cold which terminated in pneumonia, causing his death seven days later. There never lived a truer man; kind-hearted, sympathetic, and generous to a fault. Those who knew him best loved him most.
He leaves two children, a son and daughter, a sister and other relatives as well as a host of friends to mourn his death.
His remains were laid to rest in family graveyard under the shadow of the M.E. Church, to which he belonged, on Wednesday.
The writer, who if possible, loved him better than the rest, join all in heartfelt sympathy. — FLETCHER
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 2 Mar 1900