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Huntsville Independent (AL)
Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Personals; Closing Exercises;
Death of Mr. Leslie Pettus

Date: May 13 1886

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 3

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PERSONAL
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Mrs. Buford, nee Watkins, of Giles County, Tennessee, is in the city.

Master Robert Newman, son of Yancey P. Newman, of Birmingham, came up, yesterday.

We had a pleasant call, Tuesday, from Mr. J. H. Thompson, an influential Democrat of Madison County.

Judge Thos. C. Barclay’s friends will regret to learn that he is quite unwell at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. P. Newman.

We are truly sorry to hear of the death of Benj. Fitzpatrick infant son of Hon. R. C. Brickell, of Huntsville.—Scottsboro Herald.

Mr. I. D. Rives, the recognized correspondent of the INDEPENDENT at Hazel Green, was in the city, Monday. He is a staunch Democrat.

Col. John P. Houston, of Memphis, Maj. John Bradley, of New Orleans, and Dr. Lindsay Watkins, of Nashville, all of them prominent citizens, are in the city.

Hon. W. McC. Maples, of Jackson County, a strong nominee of the Democracy for the Legislature and one of the safest advisors in the party, was in the city, Tuesday.

After a pleasant stay in our city of several days, Misses Hattie Morrow and Lucy Daniel left Monday morning in company with Mrs. Robert Coles, to visit the pleasant home of Mrs. Coles, in Marshall County.

Nashville is just now enjoying her annual art exhibition. We take the following from Tuesday’s Union: “Miss Howard Weeden of Huntsville, Ala., exhibits specimens in water colors that are really splendid. The companion pieces, “Day” and “Dawn,” show a clear conception of the idea of coloring, the gray light of the latter and warm glow of the former showing the true artist’s conception. Miss Weeden made a special study of souvenir cards, each card being in itself a work of art. Mr. Theo. Cooley has loaned the association a specimen that it is impossible to see and not admire.”
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Closing Exercises
We acknowledge very cordial invitations to attend the closing exercises of Prof. A. E. Handly’s school at Plevna, tomorrow. We know that we would be highly entertained.
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Death of Mr. Leslie Pettus
Mr. Leslie Pettus, aged about 30 years, died near the old Pettus homestead about ten miles northwest of Huntsville, at 9 P.M., Monday, May 9, 1996, of pneumonia. He leaves a wife and three children to whom profound sympathy is extended.
He was a most worthy, estimable citizen.

Submitted: 09/06/19

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