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Deaths and Marriages for 1894 Vernon Courier

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Deaths and Marriages for 1894 Vernon Courier

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 2:19PM GMT
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Following are the Deaths and Marriages from The Vernon Courier for 1894. I have just completed the entire roll of microfilm and all transcribed newspapers(along with many other items) can be seen in context on my website: http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/lamar/ . There is an every word index so you can locate your family members. Hope this helps someone find that "brick wall"

1. LANGLEY, W. R.
Vernon Courier, January 4, 1894
Died: Mr. W. R. LANGLEY, an aged citizen who lived about two miles north of town, died of heart failure last Monday morning as he was coming to town. He was near Squire MIDDLETON’S when stricken. Help was summoned at once but nothing could be done for him. He was taken home and late in the evening there was thought to be some warmth in the body and a physician was called in but did not succeed in starting the circulating. Mr. LANGLEY came here from Shelby county about six years ago, he was a very industrious and peaceable man.

2. HARDIN, MR. AND MRS. JOE
Vernon Courier, January 18, 1894
Died: Mr. and Mrs. JOE HARDIN on Sunday morning Jan. 14. The circumstances surrounding their death were somewhat peculiar. Both were sick of pneumonia. Mr. HARDIN died about 2 a.m. Sunday, and at a few minutes past 6 his wife followed him. The interval between their deaths being four hours and three minutes. Both were placed in the same coffin, and taken near Pikeville, Marion county for burial Monday. Mr. HARDIN was a man in the prime of life, of large and robust physique. Mrs. HARDIN was a daughter of late tax assessor ALLEN. They leave several small children to battle through the stern realities of life alone.

3. BARNES, EDWIN
Vernon Courier, March 8, 1894
Mr. EDWIN BARNES, an aged citizen of Browns beat, died last Friday.

4. MILLER, MRS. ELIZABETH
Vernon Courier, March 29, 1894
Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLER, an aged lady, died at her brother’s, WM. BICKERSTAFF, three miles west of town, last Thursday evening.

5. BYRD, WEIDA
6. BYRD, CLOMA
7. BYRD, GREELY
Vernon Courier, March 29, 1894
A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT - On Sunday, March 11th, the angel of death visited our town and removed from our midst a fragrant flower in the person of little WEIDA, daughter of Bro. L. D. and sister LULA BYRD, aged 12 months and 12 days. We deeply sympathize with Bro. BYRD and his most excellent companion in the removal of their three little guests from earth to the Paradise of God. On Dec. 21, 1884, CLOMA, a sweet little girl was given to them, and on Oct. 26, 1885 God took her to himself. Then on Jan. 20, 1891 he intrusted to their care little GREELY, a bright eyes boy, who, until Aug. 26, 1892 remained the joy and pride of father’s and mother’s hearts.
It pleased the Lord to remove these flowers from the garden of earth and to transplant them in the blessed garden above. We know not why, but we do know that God does all things well. To Him I would direct father and mother in this sad hour. To Him draw night for comfort and consolation.
H. W. L. Sulligent, Ala.

8. JOHNSTON, JAMES
Vernon Courier, May 17, 1894
Died – at his home near Moscow on the evening of the 12th Mr. JAMES JOHNSTON, a young man of high standing in the community. He was buried near Shiloh Sunday afternoon.

9. MIDDLETON, Mrs. ANNA
Vernon Courier, May 17, 1894
IN MEMORIAM - Mrs. ANNA MIDDLETON, wife of W. G. MIDDLETON, Esq., died at her home in Vernon, Ala on the night of May 12, 1894.
Mrs. MIDDLETON was a daughter of JOEL H. SIZEMORE, of Fayette County, Alabama. She was born November 13, 1861, and was married to Mr. MIDDLETON January 9, 1879. She became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Shiloh, Ala in 1882, and has ever since lived faithful to her Christian principles.
In death, as in life, her only thought was for those she loved. Her life was a rare example of pure, noble, self-sacrificing womanhood. With the same patience and fortitude that has characterized her whole life, shoe bore the long illness imposed upon her, always cheerful thorough suffering and ever preserving her sprit of gentleness, unselfishness and devotion.
As a wife, she was dutiful and affectionate, always giving her now bereaved husband encouragement in every trail and solace in every sorrow. As a mother she was a noble example, and in her death, the home made hallowed by her devotion and sacred by her tender care has lost a valued counselor. May her disconsolate household in this their darkest hour find relief and guidance from him whose will it was to summons their companion and protector to her peaceful rest in the abode of Heaven.
C. V. THOMPSON

10. JERNIGAN, CHARLES
Vernon Courier June 7, 1894
Mr. CHARLES JERNIGAN, an aged and esteemed citizen of Military Springs beat, departed this life after a lingering illness on the 30th of May inst.

11. SCOTT, Mrs.
Vernon Courier, June 28, 1894
Mrs. SCOTT a sister of our townsman, O. F. HALEY, died here yesterday afternoon.

12. NICHOLS, GREEN
Vernon Courier, June 28, 1894
Uncle GREEN NICHOLS died last Friday night at his residence near this place. He was past eighty years of age and the father of eighteen children.

13. CASH, STEPHEN
Vernon Courier, July 12, 1894
Mr. STEPHEN CASH a well known citizen of Wilson Beat died at his home Tuesday after a lingering illness.

14. GUYTON, DERREL
Vernon Courier, August 23, 1894
Mr. DERREL GUYTON of Sulligent died last Saturday night and was buried in the family cemetery near that place Sunday evening. Mr. GUYTON had been confined to his bed for some time but was thought to be improving when death took him away.

15 MILLER, JOSEPH L
Vernon Courier, September 20, 1894
DIED: JOSEPH L. MILLER an esteemed citizen of Vail beat died last Friday at his home after a severe attack of fever of some weeks duration. He was a good man and most estimable citizen and a great many friends mourn his death.

16. PORTER, GEORGE W.
Vernon Courier, October 411, 1894
Died: At his home near Fern Bank on the 4th inst Mr. GEORGE W. PORTER, of typhoid fever.

17. BOYD, ALMA
Vernon Courier, October 18, 1894
Died: After a lingering illness Miss ALMA, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. BOYD, on the 11th inst.

18. MARTIN, A. J.
Vernon Courier, October 25, 1894
Mr. A. J. MARTIN, a prominent merchant of Kennedy, died of a stroke of apoplexy last Saturday night. The deceased was a sterling business man who had accumulated considerable money. He was a man of many admirable traits. He was at all times cool and discreet and true to his friends.

Our community mourns its loss in the death of Mr. A. J. MARTIN, a leading merchant and prominent citizen of this place, which occurred Saturday night Oct 20th after a brief but violent illness, which lasted only from Thursday preceding at noon. Kind and generous by birth and education and tender and affectionate by nature, his wise counsel and loving farewell to relatives and friends present as he placed his arms around each one and said good by intensified to them the pain of their fighting but strengthened their hope of a happy immortality for him.

19. WOOLBRIGHT, DANIEL
Vernon Courier, Oct. 25, 1894
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT - The steam gin of W B. ATKINS, located two miles south of Millport was the scene of a terrible accident last Friday morning.
DANIEL WOOLBRIGHT, a young man aged twenty-two had his arm caught in the gin, and it was mangled to the elbow, causing intense suffering and it being impossible to stop the flow of blood he bled to death in a short while. Drs. BLAKENEY, COLLINS and COLLINS were called in attendance as soon as they could get there but found him dying when they arrived

20. MOLLOY, ROBERT
Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, November 1, 1894
A private letter to Judge YOUNG contained information that ROBERT MOLLOY, a highly esteemed citizen of Brown beat died night before last. He had been suffering several days form congestive fever.

21 BEATY, MRS. W. J.
Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, November 1, 1894
Mrs. W. J. BEATY after a lingering illness of pneumonia died at her home Thursday evening. She was buried in the city cemetery Friday

22. JONES, Infant child of W. L.
Vernon Courier, November 15, 1894
An infant child of W. L. JONES, of Bedford, died Monday evening.

23. PERKINS, Daughter of WILL
Vernon Courier, November 15, 1894
A seven year old daughter of WILL PERKINS died Sunday night of fever.

24. GUIN, Sister of JAMES P
Vernon Courier, November 15, 1894
A maiden sister of JAMES P. GUIN dropped dead in the road Monday. Her death it is supposed was caused by heart failure.

25. PARSON, ANDREW J.
Vernon Courier, December 13, 1894
Mr. ANDREW J. PARSON an old resident of this community died of typhoid fever at his home three miles west of town Tuesday. The deceased leaves a large family to mourn his death.

26. OWENS, SHAVE
Vernon Courier, December 13, 1894
Mr. SHAVE OWENS of Fayette county died Tuesday morning of heart failure. Mr. OWNES was a good citizen and the community sustained a great loss in his death.

27. ANDREWS, JOHN L.
Vernon Courier, December 13, 1894
JOHN L ANDREWS, who lives just over the line in Fayette county died suddenly of heart failure Wednesday morning of last week.

28. BANKHEAD, Mrs. SUSAN
Vernon Courier, December 20, 1894
Mrs. SUSAN BANKHEAD died at her home in Sulligent last Sunday morning in the 72nd year of her age. She was known by a great number of people and the esteem in which she was held was well typified in the name “Aunt Susan”. She was thus called by people for miles around whether of kin or not. She leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her death. She was a woman of the highest order of intelligence and force of character and whatever may be said of the success of her children it only bears out the proposition that “great men always have great mothers.” The funeral service was held in the Methodist Church Monday evening and were conducted by Rev. H. B. HALLS, of Vernon

29. PITTS, POLLY ANN
Vernon Courier, December 27, 1894
Mrs. POLLY ANN PITTS who lives a short distance from this place died at her home Monday. She was a noble and most highly respected lady.

MARRIAGES

1. PENNINGTON - HARDIN
Vernon Courier, January 25, 1894
Miss LULA HARDIN and Mr. I. N. PENNINGTON were married in town last Sunday by Judge Young. It was a wedding surrounded with the most sad and peculiar circumstances. The marriage was to come off on the Sunday previous; but on that day at the hours appointed the father and mother of the young lady both lay still in death at their home. The young lady who was 17 on the day after the funeral and with the advice and consent of her guardian decided to marry and try to care for her six brothers and sisters younger than herself. In the realities of life often comes fateful circumstances that make heroines.

2. BURNS – MONTGOMERY
Vernon Courier, January 25, 1894
An elegant wedding occurred at the Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday last. The contracting parties were Dr. W. A. BURNS and Miss ANNA DEZIREE MONTGOMERY. The ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, Rev. W. A. MONTGOMERY. After the ceremony a reception was held at the parsonage, where a number of friends congregated to wish the wedded couple a pleasant journey through life. The marriage record upon which the record was made, present the initials W. A. more times than any page in the book, the grooms initial were W. A. also his bondsman on the marriage bond were the same. The consent for license was signed W. A., also the certificate of marriage, and the Judge’s initials appear W. A. on the record several times. These letters appear about ten times on one page of the record.

3.
Vernon Courier, February 8, 1894
Marriage license have been issued in the past two weeks to G. W. NOLEN and NANCY RHUDY, WYETT J. REEVES and MINNIE YOUNG, E. S. MCGAHEY and ADA COOPER, white; and RUBEN BANKHEAD, and FLORENCE BANKEHAD, JOE S. METCALFE and ANNIE SPEARS, R. H. CHANEY and HATTIE HOLLIS, AARON STANSEL and Mrs. LIZZIE THOMPSON, colored.

4.
Vernon Courier, February 15, 1894
Marriage license have been issued since last report as follows: JOHN J. COLVIN and ELIZA JANE WADDELL, JAMES H. MOORE and ETTA MCARTHER, GEORGE L. LOFTIS and CLAUDIE RICHARDS, Dr. FRANCIS A. COLLINS and ROSA HANKINS.

5. BOMAN – SHACKLEFORD
Vernon Courier, March 1, 1894
BERRY BOMAN who was thought to be a confirmed bachelor, by some good streak of fortune came under the winning smiles of Miss SALLIE SHACKLEFORD and now he is happily married. He was in town Monday receiving the congratulations of every one.

6.
Vernon Courier, March 15, 1894
Marriage licenses have been issued since last report to the following persons: FREDDIE LAVENDER and EMMA I. COOK, BERRY BOMAN and SALLY SHACKLEFORD, HENRY M. YOUNG and ADA ESTES, JOSEPH E. GRAHAM and MARY A TATE, FRANCIS D. BLAIR and ANNA M. EDGEWORTH, BERRY GIDEON SWAN and MARY E. HOUSTON

7. FOWLER – ODOM
Vernon Courier, April 26, 1894
JOHN R. FOWLER and Miss LONA ODOM were married at Millport last Sunday. Both are highly respected, and we extend to friend JOHN and his charming bride our most hearty congratulations.
A Friend

8. PROPST - SMOTHERS
Vernon Courier, May 31, 1894
Marriage license were issued this week for HENRY PROPST and Miss TINIE SMOTHERS, two very popular young people of Kennedy.

9. MIDDLETON - MACE
Vernon Courier, July 19, 1894
MARRIED: At the residence of the bride’s father Mr. R. E. BRADLEY, Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock, Mr. W. G. MIDDLETON to Mrs. BELLE MACE, Judge W. A. YOUNG performing the ceremony. The Courier extends congratulations

10. GUYTON - PENNINGTON
Vernon Courier, July 26, 1894
Mr. JAMES H. GUYTON and Miss EASTER PENNINGTON of Sulligent were married at Gattman, Miss Tuesday evening at 3 o’clock Rev. I. B. SARGENT performing the ceremony. Parental objections caused the license to be procured in another state.

11. COLVIN - SHEARIN
Vernon Courier, July 26, 1894
A quiet wedding took place in the Probate office last Thursday. The contracting parties were Mr. JOSEPH COLVIN and Miss MATTIE SHEARIN. They were accompanied by Mrs. LOUETTA LOFTIS and Miss ELIZA LOFTIS Messrs SPENCER LOFTIS and L. L. DELK

12. MACKEY - MINTO
Vernon Courier, August 30, 1894
A BRILLIANT WEDDING - The following item taken from the Montgomery Advertiser society correspondence from Decatur ala is of interest to many people in this country.
The society wedding of the season was celebrated at the First Presbyterian Church, Decatur last Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Miss LILLIE MINTO, the church organist was led to the altar by JOSEPH N. MACKEY, a well-known traveling man from Memphis; both are quite prominent and popular. The church had been handsomely decorated, and the entire wedding party was lovely. Rev. T. J. ALLSION of the same church preformed the ceremony in a very pleasant but impressive way.
Mrs. MACKEY is a lady of very rare Musical accomplishment, and for a couple of years past has preside over the musical department of CREW College, and won the friendship and admiration of every one with whom she came in contact. The Courier wafts congratulations to the happy couple and wishes for them a life as happy and bright as a summer’s day

13. PENNINGTON – MCMANUS
14. CANTRELL - CANTRELL
Vernon Courier September 13, 1894
Marriage license have been issued to ARTY A. PENNINGTON and LULA MCMANUS, JAMES L. CANTRELL and LULA CANTRELL.

15. ALDRIDGE - THORNTON
Vernon Courier, September 20, 1894
Married: ALDRIDGE – THORNTON – married at the residence of Mr. A. J. THONRTON, Miss JENNIE THORTON to JAMES ALDRIDGE, J. M. MORTON Esq saying the ceremony

16. GILLIAM – WEATHERS
17. MCDONALD - BLACK
Vernon Courier, November 8, 1894
Today has been a lively day at the court house. Two weddings came off in a few minutes of each other. The first was Mr. JOHN COMODORE GILLIAM and SALLY ELIZABETH WEATHERS. They were accompanied by a party of friends. In a few minutes in came Mr. L. A. MCDONALD and Miss MOLLIE BLACK, who were accompanied by a party of friends consisting of: Misses JENNIE MCDONALD, NANNIE BLACK, AND MARGRETT MILLER; also Messrs WM BLACK; HIRAM MILLER, ELI MOZELY; WM TARWATER; SAM M MOZELY and LOUIS MILLS. They were all good looking and come to the court house as a matter of convenience as all the parents were willing.
After the ceremony the whole party visited the Courier office, and then went out in town and were amused for a time by Mr. J. L.GUYTON by some trick riding on his bicycle. May their journey though life be long and happy

18. GUTHRIE - VERNER
Vernon Courier, November 15, 1894
On last Thursdays at the Presbyterian church in Calidonia, Miss Mr. JOHN L. GUTHRIE and Miss KATE VERNER were married, Rev. Mr. WOODS saying the ceremony. The happy bride and groom accompanied by Messr. PERRY VERNER and Prof. LAWRENCE, Miss WILLIE BARRENTINE and LUCY MURPHY came here Friday morning and were given a reception at the grooms father’s Mr. D. I. GUTHRIE, where hosts of friend as emblemed to congratulate the happy pair. Mr. GUTHRIE is one of our most prominent merchants, Miss VERNER is the daughter of the late WM. VERNER of Calidonia, and is a beautiful and accomplished lady. May their life be one of continued bliss.

19. EDGEWORTH - JACKSON
Vernon Courier, November 22, 1894
Mr. WILEY EDGEWORTH and Miss IDA JACKSON, daughter of Commissioner A. C. JACKSON are to be married at 2 pm today. Judge YOUNG is engaged to perform the ceremony at the home of Commissioner JACKSON. The young people have the best wishes of a large number of friends, each being a member of one of our most esteemed families.

20.
Vernon Courier, November 22, 1894
Marriage license have been issued in past week to REUBEN H. CASH and TEZZIE SAGELY, FRANKLIN A. VICK and B. S. WARREN, JOSEPH JOHNSON MCGEE and FANNIE BLACK, JAMES SYLVANNUS HANKINS and NANNIE E. BURNETT, RICHARD WILEY EDEWORTH and IDA JACKSON, SAMUEL HUGH BASS and ALICE C. SAYLORS.

21. ANDREWS - BELK
Vernon Courier, November 29, 1894
Mr. WM. ANDREWS of Fayette county and Miss AMANDA BELK of Kennedy were married in Judge Young’s office yesterday at 11 a.m.

22. ARMISTEAD - REID
Vernon Courier, Dec 13, 1894
The following invitation is out: Mrs. And Mrs. G. E. REID request your presence at the marriage of their daughter GEORGIE to Mr. R. S. ARMISTEAD Dec 5th at 5 pm 1894, Calhoun, Ala.

23.
Vernon Courier, Dec 20, 1894
The Christmas weddings are up to the usual number. The following have been licensed to wed to wit: WM. SAMUEL LAMPKINS and LUCY SHELTON, ROBERT C. FLIPPO and MARTHA M. STANFORD, JOHN C. GUIN and F. E. SHACKELFORD, JAMES LEROY HAYS and FANNIE DOWDLE, WM. OSCAR YARBOUGH and MARY E. CLINE, J. I. BONNER and MARTHA BYARS, J. S. WILSON and MATTIE B. BREWER, MAJOR COLUMBUS EDGEWORTH and DORA CRIBBS, JEPTHA SEAY COLEMAN and ROSIE WEIR, FRANCIS CLARENE STRATTON and D. OHELIA COOPER, HENRY LAMPKIN PLOTT and HATTIE CORK, THOMAS J. OAKS and MARY L. ELLIOTT, WM. B. WHITE and DELLAR BARNES, JOHN W. HARPER and MARY A. BANTON, JACKSON CALDWELL and POLLY COOK, and JESSIE ATKINS has gone back to get an order from his father, and will get license today. All are white.

24. PLOTT - CORK
Vernon Courier, December 20, 1894
Married: H. L. PLOTT and Miss HATTIE CORK were married at her residence Sunday at 10 a.m., Rev. M. J. WILLIAMS officiating. The bride and groom left on the 10:45 train for Birmingham, spending Monday and Tuesday in the Magic city, returning Tuesday evening.

25
Vernon Courier, December 27, 1894
License to marry have been issued to the following since last issue: GEORGE E. COLEMAN and FANNIE JOHNSON, GEORGE A. NOLEN and FANNIE HUMPHRIES, JAMES ROBERT WEATHERS and AMANDA RICKMAN, JOHN WESLEY DUKE and MARY E. JOHNSON, white and to JEFFERSON PARCHMAN and ETTA BANKHEAD, JOSEPH SMITH and LURA FLEMINGS colored

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