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Bay Briefs (10 Feb 1899)

From the Roanoke Beacon:

  • Mr. Ben Hassell left this week for Norfolk on Business
  • Capt. John Thomas made a busines trip to E. City last week.
  • Mr. Will McRoughton has been spending a few days with his parentsys with his parents at Bay.
  • Miss Minnie Owens, who has been the guest of her cousin, Miss Bertie Owens, for several weeks, returned to her home in Currituck, last week.
  • Our popular and charming young friend, Mr. Tommy L. Swain, gave us a pleasant call this week.  He comes over to teach one of our public schools, and we feel sure he will make a very successful teacher, as he is universally esteemed wherever he is known.
  • Essie Wynne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Wynne, departed this life at their home at Bay, Jan. 28th, after a long and painful illness, aged three years and six months.  She was a child of remarkable brightness, and was loved and petted by all who knew her.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Moses, and the remains were laid to rest in Albemarle cemetery on Monday at eleven.  The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Skinnersville Scraps

Roanoke Beacon – 13 Jan 1899
Skinnersville Scraps (Jan 10)
  • Mr. Will CAHOON is at home from Gilmerton
  • Mr. Thomas MARRINER has moved to near Mackeys Ferry
  • Mr. Sam DAVENPORT and family have moved into our midst
  • Miss Fannie FOLEY spent a few days with relatives near Creswell
  • Mr.  Asa SNELL and family have moved to the the house of Mrs. NORMAN
  • Miss Queenie BRASWELL has returned to her home in Concord, N.C.
  • Mr. N.W. TARKENTON has accepted a position on the steamer Arm and Hammer
  • Mr. Johnny LEARY returned to Snowden after spending the holidays with his family
  • Miss Maggie SNELL of Scuppernong, was the guest of Mr. Mack SNELL’s family last week
  • Mr. W.D. ELLIOTT, who has a position in Newark, N.J. is at home visiting his parents
  • Mrs.  Mollie BROOKS, from Bath, was in our midst last week.  Her presence was a welcome surprise
  • Miss Hattie LUCAS leaves for Portsmouth, Va., where she will spend some time with her brother’s family
  • Miss Ellen M. NORMAN is visiting friends.  She and her mother will make their future home in Ayden, N.C.
  • Mr. Willie BLOUNT and family spent Old Xmas with his mother,  Mrs. N.J. HASSELL, returning home Monday.
  • Rev. D.A. BRASWELL filled his regular appointment at Rehobeth church Sunday morning.  He also preached at the school house on Holly Neck this afternoon. 
  • Mr. Raleigh Swain and family have moved to near Skinnersville office.  He has opened a work shop at Mr. George Wiley’s store, which will be quite a convenience to the community. 
  • The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. SPRUILL died at their house the night of the 3rd.  One sweet flower has drooped and laded, One sweet infant’s voice has fled; One fair brow the grave has shaded, One sweet darling now is dead. 

Death of James Jarvis

From the March 23, 1883 issue of The Landmark, paper of Statesville, NC

Mr. James Jarvis, of Washington County, died a horrible death on the 7th inst., from hydrophobia, having been bitten by a favorite dog which had the rabies.

Death of Walter D. Norman

From the January 19, 1883 issue of  The Landmark, newspaper of Statesville, NC

Walter D. Norman, a prominent merchant of Plymouth, committed suicide by shooting himself in the neck.  He was recently married to a Richmond lady.

Sad Accident

From  the Roanoke Beacon – 6 Jan 1899

While Mr. Enoch BATEMAN and a colored man were engaged in rafting logs at Walker & Myers mill Monday afternoon the boat in which they were standing sunk and the two men went down beneath the freezing water. Men hurried to their rescue in time to save the colored man as he came up the last time, but Mr. BATEMAN had filled a watery grave. His body was soon recovered, but all the efforts to revive him were in vain and his lifeless body was taken to his grief-stricken family. Our community extends heartfelt sympathies to the young wife and little children who are thus so suddenly made widow and orphans.

Returned Home To Die

From the Roanoke Beacon – December 15, 1898

Returned Home to Die – As the morning brightened into day on Wednesday last the messenger of death entered the home of Mr.  Louis P. Hornthal, on Third street, and wafted to the great beyond the spirit of Mrs. Hornthal’s grandfather, S.H. McRae, Esqr., aged 81 years.

Mr. McRae, in years agone was one of the leading citizens of this town, doing a large shingle business, and before the war was a large slave owner and quite wealthy.  Some years ago, he moved to Lewiston, Bertie county, which has been his home ever since.  About two weeks ago he came to Plymouth, as the has often done, to visit his grandchildren, Mrs. L.P. Hornthal, Mrs. H.S. Ward and Mr. Clarence Latham.  He was in feeble health, but no uneasiness was entertained by him or his people until a few days ago, when he took his bed and gradually grew worse until his sufferings was relieved by death at 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

It seems that he had come back to the old home to die.  The remains were consigned to their last resting place in the family vault under the shadow of old Grace Episcopal Church, in which so many of his loved ones are sleeping the sleep of the just, on yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Death of Mrs. Kittie Carter

Roanoke Beacon – December 9, 1898

Died – Again the messenger of death has invaded one of the quiet homes of Plymouth and claimed its own, leaving the home shrouded in deepest mourning.  On Thursday night, at her home on Main street, Mrs. Kittie Carter, beloved wife of E.A. Carter, Esq., departed this life, after a long and tedious illness, aged — years.  Thus a loving wife, a fond mother, a kind neighbor and a Godly woman has taken up her abode in that land beyond the skies.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 o’clock from the M.E. Church, of which, she had been a faithful member since early childhood.  In the absence of her pastor, the services were conducted in a solemn and impressive manner by Rev. S.M. Spears, of the Christian Church.

Our sympathies are with the bereaved husband, two daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn.