JAMES, Adeline (d. 1900)

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“Aunt” Adeline JAMES, a well known and highly respected colored woman died at her home in this town on Wednesday last, of paralysis.  She was about 65 years of age and had been sick only a few days.

Source: Roanoke Beacon,  18 May 1900. 

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THOMPSON, Sarah (d. 1900)

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Her many friends learn with sadness of the death of Mrs. Sarah THOMPSON, a well known and most estimable lady of this county.  She died at the home of Mr. H.J. WILLIAMS, near Roper, and her remains were brought to this town on Sunday and laid to rest beside her husband, the late Capt. Nathan THOMPSON, in the M.E. Church-yard.

Source:  Roanoke Beacon, 18 May 1900.

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SPRUILL, Dr. St. Clair – Made Associate Professor (1900)

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Dr. St. Clair SPRUILL, a native of Plymouth, has been elected Associate Professor of Surgery in Maryland University Medical School, Baltimore.

Source:  Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900. 

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Furlough Cemetery (Lees Mill Township)

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Furlough Cemetery is located in Lees Mill Township, in Roper, NC.  The following list was created in December 1989 by Vance & Veronica Haskett.  This list originally appeared in the March 1990 issue of the WCGS Newsletter.

Location:  Follow Hwy 64 to Road #1119 East on Mill Pond Road – .7 miles on the right behind the Joseph SPRUILL home.


FURLOUGH, (infant)N/A1961daughter of Russell FURLOGH
FURLOUGH, Herbert E.29 Jan 19095 May 1964double headstone
FURLOUGH, Mamie E. 29 Jan 1911N/Adouble headstone
FURLOUGH, Woodson Lee5 Jul 19158 Mar 1958NC TEC 5 Port Co / World War II
BARNHILL, Paul R.18 Jan 194316 Mar 1972N/A
FURLOUGH, Marian FayeN/AN/Adaughter of Thomas & Zettie FURLOUGH
FURLOUGH, Zettie B.5 Feb 18903 Aug 1941double headstone
FURLOUGH, Thomas22 Sep 188427 Feb 1956double headstone
FURLOUGH, J. Edward6 Dec 190527 Apr 1963N/A
FURLOUGH, Mary B. 5 Jan 188230 Mar 1950N/A
FURLOUGH, Isaac N.16 Oct 187211 Apr 1931N/A
FURLOUGH, Joe Thomas9 Apr 19211 Mar 1943son of Isaac N. & Mary F. FURLOUGH

Category: Cemeteries

BEASLEY, Mr. & Mrs. S.W. – Give Daughters a Birthday Reception (1900)

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Mr. and Mrs. S.W. BEASLEY gave their daughters, Misses Genevieve and Ercel, a reception last night in honor of their 16th and 14th birthdays.  A large number of friends were present and were royally entertained by those two charming Misses.  We join their many friends in wishing the young ladies many happy returns.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 22 Jun 1900. 

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Plymouth Academy – 1900 Commencement

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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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Marriage: PHELPS, Walter and Maggie WATSON (1900)

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Mr. Walter PHELPS, the well known hustler for LUCAS’ truck farm, was quietly married on Wednesday last to Miss Maggie WATSON, at the home of Mr. W.J. JACKSON, where Miss WATSON was living.  Justice J.P. HILLIARD officiating.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. PHELPS drove to the farm of Mr. LUCAS where they will make their future home.  Our best wishes attend them.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 4 May 1900. 

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Marriage: NURNEY, William T. and Sarah F. GAYLORD (1900)

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The following announcement appeared in the April 13, 1900 issue of the Roanoke Beacon newspaper at the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. GAYLORD.

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LUDFORD, Enoch – Head Wound from an Axe (1898)

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Beacon Flashes

Mr. E. LUDFORD came home from Jacksonville Saturday night suffering with a painful wound on the head inflicted by an axe.  It seems that he was walking with the axe on his shoulder, and in some way fell, the axe striking him on the head.  Dr. S. HASSELL has been rendering medical attention and Mr. LUDFORD is getting better now, though at one time the wound was thought to be of a very serious nature.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 14 Jan 1898.

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Plymouth State Normal School – Moving with Unprecedented Success

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The Plymouth Normal School under the superintendency of Prof. J.W. MCDONALD is meeting with unprecedented success.  Thus far he has proven himself fully competent to manage a school of such proportions.  He not only holds the highest place in the hearts of his own people, but the adjacent counties look upon him as the right man in the right place.  Among the many improvements which have been made for the good of the school none will bring richer reward than the sewing department in which the girls receive instructing in the <…> art of dressmaking.  Parents desiring to send their children to school where they can be best prepared, would be more than repaid by sending their sons and daughters to Plymouth State Normal where the Head, Hand, and Heart are trained.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 14 Jan 1898.

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