Extracted from the Roper Letter column (dated August 5, 1890):
Mrs. John GAYLORD, who has been a great sufferer for several months, departed this life on Saturday last, and her remains were interred in St. Luke’s cemetery yesterday morning. We extend to the bereaved family our deepest sympathies in their loss.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 August 1890, page 3. Available online at DigitalNC.org.
Died — at her home in this town on Tuesday night last, Mrs. J.H. GAYLORD. Mrs. GAYLORD was taken ill only a few days ago, with typhoid fever, and grew rapidly worse until death ended her sufferings.
She leaves a husband, sister and brothers, besides seven children, two of whom are married, the other five being little ones, to mourn their loss.
We deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones in their hour of darkest affliction.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 21 Sep 1900