Contributed by Susan
Description: Deaths: Garthright, Klotz, Pigg, Sweezey, Beverly, Colvin, Wright, Brown, MinnigerodeDate: September 18 1908
Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA
Deaths: Garthright, Klotz, Pigg, Sweezey, Beverly, Colvin, Wright, Brown, Minnigerode
News reached here yesterday of the sudden death at his home in Goochland County Wednesday of Mr. William A. Garthright. Mr. Garthright was 36 years of age and was born in Louisa County. He was an astronomical statistician and was well known in Richmond. The remains will be taken to the old homestead in Louisa County for burial today.
Mrs. Theresa M. Klotz, widow of Leonard Klotz, Sr., died at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Theresa Paptistella, No. 402 East Duval Street, yesterday morning at 7 o'clock. Besides her mother, she is survived by one son, Leonard, five sisters and one brother – Mrs. George Weiss, Mrs. Joseph Krimmer, Mrs. Frank Klotz, Mrs. August Keller, and Henry Paptistella. The funeral will take place from St. Mary's Catholic Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mount Calvary.
Chatham, Va., September 17. Mr. Hezekiah Pigg died at his home at Pigg's Mill, Pittsylvania County, Tuesday afternoon, following a lingering illness of long duration. He was born not far from the place of his death nearly 85 years ago, and his entire life has been spent in that immediate locality. He was a farmer until the infirmities of old age compelled him to give up work. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago. The following children survive him: J. H. Pigg of Texas; W. W. Pigg of Pittsylvania; Mrs. C. W. Anderson of Pittsylvania; and Mrs. James Carter, of this place. Interment was in the family cemetery Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
Norfolk, Va., September 17. The remains of seven year old Lillie Sweezey, daughter of Captain E. B. Sweezey, who was drowned yesterday in Willoughby Bay, will be carried, via Baltimore, to Tilghman's Island, the old home of Mrs. Sweezey, for interment. The little girl, with several companions, was poling a boat about the suppose shallows of the bay as they often did in play, when Lillie, who was propelling the boat, put the pole in a deep hole, and losing her balance, fell overboard. She was rescued in about eight minutes and partially resuscitated, but died of heart failure.
Freeling, Va., September 17. William J. Beverly, aged fifty three, formerly of Darwin, Dickenson County, died at Coeburn, Va. He had been suffering from complicated diabetes for some years. The remains were brought to Darwin and interred in the Dotson Cemetery. The deceased is survived by a wife and several children.
Culpeper, Va., September 17. Mr. John R. Colvin died suddenly at his home in this county tonight. He was once superintendent of schools for Culpeper County, in which office he served with marked success as an advanced educator and a man of high character. He always stood high.
Bowling Green, Va., September 17. Miss Ida Wright, who died at her home here on Tuesday, was buried Wednesday following services conducted at the home by Dr. J. M. McManaway. She was in the 47th year of her age, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. John W. Covington, of this place.
Winchester, Va., September 17. Robert Brown, a native of New York State, is dead at his home here, aged 81 years. During the Civil War he was wounded at Chancellorsville. He was a Master Mason, a Knight Templar and also a Mystic Shriner.
Lynchburg, Va., September 17. Lewis Minnigerode, aged 57, a member of a well-known family, died at his home in this city today, after a long illness.