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Description: Deaths - Mr. H. L. Van Norman, Beard Infant, Miss Hattie Dickson, Jim CrawfordDate: December 20 1916
Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS
Page/Column: Page 5, Column 2
DIED.—At his home about five miles west of Liberty, Friday evening Dec. 15th, 1916, Mr. H. L. Van Norman aged about 65 years, the funeral being held at the home, Saturday afternoon amid a large concourse of people from surrounding country, Gloster and Liberty, Elder Zack Wilkinson officiating, assisted by Rev. S. E. McFadden. Mr. Van Norman was a prominent citizen, successful as planter, and good, useful man. He had been a sufferer for quite a long time. Several years ago he had to have one of his hands amputated and his health gradually failed. He leaves a wife, four grown sons and daughters who have the sincere sympathy of all who know them.
It is with feelings of sadness that we chronicle the death of the infant of Mr and Mrs. F. A. Beard. This baby was born Saturday morning Dec. 16th, 1916, and died Tuesday morning; Dec. 19th. The little one had been named Dorthy Eloise, weighed 11 ½ lbs. and though living only a short 72 hours all the brightest hopes of fond parents were centered on her, as it was their first born. The mother has been quite sick, but kind ladies ministered unto her and tried to comfort her. May God, whose way are past finding out, temper this great grief.
Miss Hattie Dickson formerly a teacher in the public school here died Saturday afternoon in a hospital in San Antonia, Texas, following the second surgical operation she had suffered within a week. She was buried in San Antonia Sunday afternoon. Her aunt Mrs. Lee Wren, was advised Saturday morning of Miss Dickson's serious condition, and left for San Antonio on the noon train.—Magnolia Gazette.
Miss Dickson was born and reared near Olio, Amite County, and once taught in the Liberty school. A telegram announcing her death was received by Miss Sibyl Stratton Saturday night.
News reached us Tuesday evening that Jim Crawford, son of the late Jim Crawford, had killed himself with a shot gun at his home near Norwood, La. He left a wife and, we believe, nine children, only the youngest being a boy. The deceased was a member of one of the finest families in Amite County, and the fourth brother to take his own life, two preceding him having also used shot guns.