Mr. Ed SEXTON and Miss Loula BARNES were married Sunday evening last, Mr. T.S. SWAIN, J.P., tied the mystical knot. Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3
Earnest BOWERS shot Madison BAUN on Saturday evening in the bar-room of C.T. SPRUILL one mile from Creswell. The case was heard by W.J. MERCER, J.P., and in default of $300 bail BOWERS was sent to jail. Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 3
Married — At the home of Mr. A.N. WATERS on Jefferson street, Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, Mr. Richard T. VENTERS to Miss Connie WATERS. This marriage was a most quiet one, only a few intimate friends of the contracting parties being present. The ceremony which made them man
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,
Mr. and Mrs. John BATEMAN had their son, Ben Franklin, christened in the M.E. Church at Bethlehem Chapel on the Fourth Sunday. Source: Roanoke Beacon, 1 Apr 1898, pg. 2
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
Photograph of James “Jim” Emerson DAVENPORT (1901-1966) taken around 1905 when he was about 4-5 years old. He is standing anding on a box in front of his parents home and in the background, you can make out the old passenger train that came through Mackey”s Ferry. James was the son of
Beech Grove Items Mr. Henry T. BAYNOR and Miss Fannie BROWNEY were united in the holy bond of matrimony <…>, December 26th. Rev. S.H. HARRISON officiating. We wish them a happy journey on the matrimonial <…> of life. Source: Roanoke Beacon, 14 Jan 1898.
A Beautiful Marriage The marriage of Wm. PARKER to Miss W.R. WEBB April 25th was a notable event among our colored citizens. Rev. S.P. KNIGHT, pastor of the New Chapel Baptist Church, united the contracting parties. Quite a large attendance of our white citizens lent their presence, showing thereby the
“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.