The December 25, 1890 issue of the Roanoke Beacon includes the final examination grades of Plymouth High School students.
Students include: Myrtle Bennett, Marcia Latham, Eva Hassell, Mary Smithwick, Daisy Parker, Irvin Whaley, Daniel Clark, Bettie Craft, Robbie Walker, Onward Leggett, James Davenport, Robert Fagan, Lula Tucker, John Smithwick, Herman Hornthal, Frank Fagan, Vonnie Leggett, Frank Goelet, Mary Hilliard, Ethel Chesson, Paul Brinkley, Nina Harrison, Jimmie Stuart, Reginald Scarborough, Herman Hornthal, Addie Latham, Sandie Cooper, Clara Jackson, James Alexander, John Smithwick, Stella Latham, and Neva Latham.
At his home on Long Ridge of pneumonia, Monday, March 17, 1890, Mr. Snowden DAVENPORT, age 65 years. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. From his earliest days Mr. DAVENPORT has been a member of the Baptist church and has lived the life of a devoted Christian and we are sure our loss is his eternal gain.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 21 March 1890, pg 3. Available online at digitalnc.org.
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