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Beacon Flashes – August 24, 1900

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Beacon Flashes” section.

  • Mr. R.A. KNIGHT of Washington, NC was in the city this week.
  • Mr. T.J. NORMAN spent last Sunday with his family at Edenton.
  • Miss Kate RALPH of Creswell is visiting her sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Miss Donnie WARD, of Winton, is visiting our town as the guest of her uncle, Hon. H.S. WARD.
  • Misses Annie MIZELL and Blanche BARDEN left on Tuesday morning last for a sojourn at Asheville.
  • The charming Miss Mattie WILLIFORD, of Rocky Mount, is in the city this week as the guest of her brother’s family, Mr. A.L. WILLIFORD.
  • After a pleasant visit of two weeks to her friend, Miss Vonnie LEGGETT, of this town, Miss Clara WEEKS returned to her home at E. City on Monday.
  • Mrs. Jas. I. BRUER and children, of Mackey’s Ferry, and Mrs. W.O. DAVIS and little daughter of Creswell, spent the day in town yesterday as the guests of their sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Mr. W.M. CHESSON, a well known and prosperous farmer of the Mackey’s Ferry section, was in our town this week, for the first time in several years.  He was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. T.J. LEWIS. 
  • Mr. W.T. NURNEY and wife has moved to Roper.  We regret to lose this estimable couple from our midst, but trust the change will be of benefit to them.  We heartily commend them to the good people of Roper.

 

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AUSBON, Priscilla N. (d. 1900)

In Memoriam

Mrs. Priscilla N. AUSBON was born January 24, 184? and died at her home in Plymouth, N.C., March 1, 1900.  

For many years she was a worthy and consistent member of the M.E. Church, South, being at the time of her death one of the oldest members on the church roll.  So long as her health would permit she was always a <…> attendant upon the ordinances of her church , and showed a willingness to make any sacrifice to advance the cause of Christ. 

She was indeed a devoted and sweet spirited Christian, and those who were intimate with her felt uplifted by the influence of her godly life. 

Her latter days were times of great suffering, but while she knew that death could not be far off she was still patient in her afflictions, for she “endured as seeing him who is invisible.”  The Death Messenger found her ready and willing to obey the summons hence, and the tradition from this world of suffering to that of peace and joy was for her a happy change. 

“Therefore are they before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”  Rev. 7: 15-17.

Among the surviving loved ones are an aged sister and two sons. Her husband, Mr. W.J. AUSBON, who was a brave soldier in the civil war, preceded her to the other shore just 30 years. 

A large concourse of friends attended the funeral services held by her pastor from the church of her communion, and then her mortal remains were carried to the grave to await the hour “in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life.” — J.L. Romley

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 2 Mar 1900

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AUSBON, Abe and Dawson ARMISTEAD Fight – (1898)

Taneya | July 23, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

On Saturday afternoon Abe AUSBON and Dawson ARMISTEAD became engated in a fight, and AUSBON struck ARMISTEAD with a 2×2 baulister (sp?) inflicting almost a death wound.  AUSBON was bound over to court in the sum of $100 justified bond.  Both parties are colored. 

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3. 

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Plymouth Academy – 1900 Commencement

Taneya | May 29, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

A larger number of people never assembled in the Town Hall than was there on Wednesday night to witness the closing exercises of the Plymouth Academy.

A more entertaining program was never arranged or more perfectly rendered than on this occasion. That Prof. HASSELL has done his full duty as a teacher, together with his assistants, was fully demonstrated by the manner in which the students discharged their duties.  This night was devoted to the advanced classes, and a medal offered on oratory, and so equally matched were the contestants that the judges could not agree as a whole, having halted between five of the contestants, Mises Emily FAGAN and Eva CHESSON, and Mess. Richard LUCAS, Cleveland BEASLEY and Louis GAYLORD.  After remaining out some time, the judges returned a decision, two to one, in favor of Louis GAYLORD, and the medal was fittingly presented by Mr. W. Fletcher AUSBON.

Last night the Junior, or Primary department, had its exercises, and was a most pleasing event.  We may say more of this later.

The names of those receiving medals or prizes will appear next week.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900. 

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