Contributed by Susan
Description: Deaths Around the State: Black, Scribner, Lacy, Ward, Showalter, Bailey, Camden, Jolly, Irwin, Lacy, Eubank, Marks, Custis, Elder, Sullivan, Taylor, Lundy, Jolly, Branch, MillerDate: March 17 1903
Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA
Deaths Around the State: Black, Scribner, Lacy, Ward, Showalter, Bailey, Camden, Jolly, Irwin, Lacy, Eubank, Marks, Custis, Elder, Sullivan, Taylor, Lundy, Jolly, Branch, Miller.
[Transcriber's Note: In some cases, two separate write-ups were published in this article for the same person.]
Norfolk, Virginia, March 16. Foster Black, one of Norfolk County's best known citizens, passed away at the family residence in South Norfolk this morning after a lingering illness of eleven weeks. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss a wife, Mrs. Jennie N. Black; two sons, Barron and Munro, nine and six years old, respectively; two nephews, Mr. Thomas Black and Mr. William Sloan, the latter a member of the Foster-Black Company and both residents of South Norfolk. He was reputed to be the wealthiest man on the Berkley side of the river and was very prominently identified with many of the leading enterprises of Berkley, holding stock and in many instances office in building and loan associations, land companies, several manufacturing enterprises, etc. Those in which he figured most prominently are the Berkley People's Bank of which institution he was one of the principal founders and has held the position of president since its organization two years ago, and the Foster-Black Company comprising the Chesapeake and Elizabeth knitting mills of Berkley and South Norfolk. The deceased was born in Northern Ireland in 1844 and came to this country about 18 years of age, and has been engaged in the textile industry since in New York and in this section. He came to this section to make his permanent home in 1890, and two years later was married to Miss Tilley, a daughter of Mr. E. M. Tilley of South Norfolk and supervisor of Washington District.
Charlottesville, Va., March 16. Dr. J. Walter Scribner, a well-known Mason and for twenty-odd years a leading dentist of this city, died at an early hour yesterday morning at the home of his brother, Mr. George Scribner, who resides near Earlysville, in the northern part of the county. Failing health necessitated his retirement from active professional life some ten years ago. His wife, who is a native of New Orleans, survives him, with two children, Walter and Morlay, the former a resident of Locust Grove, Orange County.
Lynchburg, Va., March 16. Information has been received here of the death in Lynchburg on Monday of Mrs. Mary B. Lacy, wife of the Rev. T. H. Lacy, D. D., Rector of Epiphany Church in that city. Mrs. Lacy was a lady of lovely Christian character and was much beloved in a wide circle of friends, many of whom reside in Richmond. She was a sister of the Rev. Robert A. Goodwin and the Rev. E. L. Goodwin, of this city, and a niece of Mrs. Dr. Joynes and of Messrs. Edward R. and William M. Archer.
Scottsville, Va., March 16. Miss Minnie Ward, a daughter of Mr. William Ward, formerly of this place, died in Alexandria last week. The remains were brought here for interment. She leaves her father, Mr. William Ward, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellett Day of Alexandria and Miss Florence Ward of Richmond.
Buena Vista, Va., March 16. C. H. Showalter of Paris, Illinois, who with his wife had come to spend the winter with his son, Professor C. W. Showalter of this city, was stricken with pneumonia one week ago, from which he died last night. His remains will be sent to his home in Illinois.
Roxbury, Va., March 16. Mrs. William Bailey died at her home at Quinton Sunday night in her 77th year. She had been sick for some time. She leaves three children, Mrs. Moran of Tunstall, Mrs. Ida Bowry of Quinton, and Mrs. Livesay of Henrico.
Buena Vista, Va., March 16. J. B. Camden, who was stricken with heart failure Saturday while chopping wood, was buried yesterday evening from Neriah Baptist Church.
Lawrenceville, Va., March 16. John R. Jolly, Sr., a prominent citizen of this county, died yesterday evening at his residence near Smoky Ordinary after a lingering illness. He was 73 years of age and is survived by his wife and several sons and daughters.
Lynchburg, Va., March 16. Captain James M. Irwin, Chief of Police, who for some time past had been in ill health, died at his home at 11:40 o'clock last night. For a long time the Chief had been a sufferer from locomotor ataxia, but was able to attend to his official duties until about two weeks ago, when this ailment was complicated by a severe attack of la grippe, which greatly weakened him and hastened his death. During the war he saw active service in Morgan's cavalry and was also in the provost guard service in this city. He entered the police force in 1880, was patrolman six months and sergeant 18 months. In 1883 he succeeded as Chief of Police, and had held that position ever since. In 1887, Captain Irwin married Miss Ida Clay Ewers, daughter of John Stanford Ewers of Nelson County, who survives him with four children, one son and three daughters. He is also survived by his mother, by four brothers, Captain Carson Irwin, Chief of Police of Charlotte, N. C., Messrs. Erastus and Marcellus Irwin, of this city, and Mr. Sylvanus Irwin of Bedford County; also by three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Francis, Mrs. W. Barbour Jones and Mrs. Joseph Watts, all of this city.
Lynchburg, Va., March 16. Mrs. Mary Lacy, wife of Rev. T. H. Lacy, D.D., Rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church here, died this afternoon. She had been ill since Christmas. Mrs. Lacy was a daughter of the late Rev. Frederick Goodwin, who was the first Episcopal miister to labor in the Southwest. Besides her husband, Mrs. Lacy leaves four daughters – Misses Mary, Ellen, Frances, and Ethel Lacy. She is also survived by two brothers, Rev. R. A. Goodwin of St. John's Church, Richmond, and Rev. Edward L. Goodwin of St. Mark's Church, Richmond. The remains will be taken to Wytheville tomorrow for interment.
Lynchburg, Va., March 16. The remains of Mr. Thomas N. Eubank who died Saturday in Newport News, arrived here yesterday afternoon. They were met at the Union depot by many relatives and friends of the deceased, as well as by a delegation from Garland-Rodes Camp of Confederate Veterans, of which deceased was a member. The interment took place at Spring Hill Cemetery and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Butts of Centenary Methodist Church. The pall bearers were Messrs. C. B. Fleet, J. D. Bondurant, J. I. Van Ness, T. M. Harwood, M. A. Thomas, and W. D. Nowlin.
Petersburg, Va., March 16. Frank S. Marks, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Marks of this city, who has been ill with pneumonia in Culpeper County, died in that county yesterday and was buried in Petersburg this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Marks was just twenty years of age and was the only son. During the past five years he has been a great sufferer. Several weeks ago in fairly good health he left on a visit to Culpeper County. He was taken ill with pneumonia in a short time and his condition at once became alarming.
Fredericksburg, Va., March 16. Mrs. Jane S. Custis, widow of the late J. Custis, died at the home of her brother, William Alphis, in Spotsylvania County near this city last night of apoplexy of the brain, aged 76 years. She had been a member of Massaponax Baptist Church for over 50 years. She is survived by her brother, William Alpis (sp?), and one sister, Mrs. Lena Custis.
Staunton, Va., March 16. Mrs. Anna Fitzhugh Elder, wife of Major Thomas C. Elder, a prominent attorney of this bar and ex-president of the Virginia Bar Association, died very suddenly about 12 o'clock yesterday, aged 67 years. Mrs. Elder had been in ill health for about 8 years. She is survived by four daughters, Misses Anna, May, Grace, and Florence Elder, and two sons, Fitzhugh and Thomas.
Fredericksburg, Va., March 16. Mrs. Frances Sullivan died yesterday at the home of her son, Mr. Amos Sullivan, in Stafford County, near this city, of pneumonia, aged 70 years. This is the second death to occur in this family within a week, the wife of Mr. Sullivan having died a few days ago. The mother and wife were buried side by side in the family burying ground. There are 11 motherless children in the family, most of whom are now sick with the measles.
Danville, Va., March 16. The remains of W. R. Taylor, a former resident of Danville, who died in Timmonsville, S.C., last Friday, arrived in the city yesterday morning and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mr. Taylor was well known here and the funeral was attended by a large crowd of friends.
Petersburg, Va., March 16. Miss Susie Lundy, a member of one of the most prominent families of Brunswick County, died suddenly at her home Saturday evening. Miss Lundy had several times visited her niece, Mrs. Dunlop Routh in this city and was well known in Petersburg.
Petersburg, Va., March 16. John R. Jolly of Brunswick County died at his home yesterday, aged seventy years. Mr. Jolly had been for many years prominent in this section of Virginia.
Staunton, Va., March 16. The body of Ezra Branch who was killed near Hinton, West Virginia, Saturday, reached the city Saturday night, and on Sunday morning the remains were interred at Chinquepin Chapel, this county.
Christiansburg, Va., March 16. Mrs. Charles A. Miller died in Blacksburg late yesterday afternoon. She was about 65 years old and leaves five sons and one daughter. She was the widow of Judge Charles A. Miller.