Our heartfelt sympathies are with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. BERRY who mourn the death of their 12-year-old daughter Martha, who died suddenly on Saturday night last, having been sick only a few days. The remains were interred in the Baptist church yard Monday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. F.T. WOOTEN officiating.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 10 Dec 1897, pg. 3