death notices

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Predictive Words

CLOCK FRIENDS RESIDENCE ATTEND FAMILY PLACE INST YEAR YEARS MORNING FUNERAL AGE SON DIED AGED INVITED MONTHS FATHER DAYS DEATH CHURCH ST EVENING INSTANT

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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Thursday, January 26, 1865

DIED.

On the 24th instant, after brief illness of a few home, from congestion of the brain, JAMES R., only son of James and Catherine Power, in the twelfth year of his age.

His funeral will take place TO-DAY, (Thursday,) from the residence of his father, on Fourth street. corner of . . . more

DIED.

On the 24th instant, after brief illness of a few home, from congestion of the brain, JAMES R., only son of James and Catherine Power, in the twelfth year of his age.

His funeral will take place TO-DAY, (Thursday,) from the residence of his father, on Fourth street. corner of Duval, at 4 o'clock P. M. The friends and relatives of the family are invited to attend.

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Tuesday, September 09, 1862

On Monday, September 8th, EMILY, daughter of A. P. and Mary S. Fox, aged 5 years 6 months and 20 days.

Her funeral will take place this morning, at 11 o'clock, at the residence of her parents, on Grace, between 4th and 5th streets. The friends of the family are . . . more

On Monday, September 8th, EMILY, daughter of A. P. and Mary S. Fox, aged 5 years 6 months and 20 days.

Her funeral will take place this morning, at 11 o'clock, at the residence of her parents, on Grace, between 4th and 5th streets. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

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Friday, December 14, 1860

DIED.

On Thursday, about half past 12 o'clock, KETURAH PARKER, youngest daughter of A. W. and S. E. Sale, aged 3 years 10 months and 5 days.

"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

The friends and acquaintances are invited . . . more

DIED.

On Thursday, about half past 12 o'clock, KETURAH PARKER, youngest daughter of A. W. and S. E. Sale, aged 3 years 10 months and 5 days.

"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral, at Union Station on Friday, the 14th inst., at 11 o'clock A. M., without further notice.

On the 13th inst., at 1 o'clock P. M., ANN ELIZA, infant daughter of F. B. and Catherine Coan, aged 1 year and 19 months.

The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend her funeral at her father's residence, on 17th street, this afternoon, at half-past 2 o'clock.

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Thursday, November 10, 1864

DIED,

On Thursday last, at 9½ o'clock P. M., at his residence, in this city, FLORENCE McCARTHY, Sr., in the sixty-sixth year of his age.

The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, on Eighth, beyond Leigh street, THIS (Thursday) MORNING . . . more

DIED,

On Thursday last, at 9½ o'clock P. M., at his residence, in this city, FLORENCE McCARTHY, Sr., in the sixty-sixth year of his age.

The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, on Eighth, beyond Leigh street, THIS (Thursday) MORNING at 11 o'clock.

On Monday, November 7th, 1864, in the fifteenth year of his age, LUTHER B. ELLYSON, son of Henry K. and Elizabeth P. Ellyson.

His funeral will take place this THURSDAY AFTERNOON, from the Second Baptist Church, at 3 o'clock P. M.

The friends of the family are invited to attend.

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Saturday, July 06, 1861

DIED,

On Friday, July 5th, at 2 o'clock A. M., son of W. H. and A. P. Woodward, aged and 17 days.

His funeral will take place this morning, at 10 o'clock, at his father's on Marshall and Henry street. The friends family are invited to . . . more

DIED,

On Friday, July 5th, at 2 o'clock A. M., son of W. H. and A. P. Woodward, aged and 17 days.

His funeral will take place this morning, at 10 o'clock, at his father's on Marshall and Henry street. The friends family are invited to attend.

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Wednesday, September 18, 1861

DIED.

On the 1st day of August, at half past 10 o'clock, ELLEN HALL, infant daughter of Walter S. and Martha A. Melion, are 7 months and 8 days.

On the 1st day of September, at 4 o'clock P. M., her infant CHARLANER HUDDLESTON., the granddaughter of W. S. and Martha . . . more

DIED.

On the 1st day of August, at half past 10 o'clock, ELLEN HALL, infant daughter of Walter S. and Martha A. Melion, are 7 months and 8 days.

On the 1st day of September, at 4 o'clock P. M., her infant CHARLANER HUDDLESTON., the granddaughter of W. S. and Martha A. Melton, aged 9 months and days.


Ellen and Charla came a while on earth to smile,
Then sweetly passed away,
Like early flowers in sunny bowers,
That blossom in May.

On the 17th inst., of consumption, at his residence, on Daval street, WALTER S. MELTON, in the 40th year of his age.

He leaves a wife and five children, and many relatives and friends, to mourn his loss. May our loss be his gain. He was a dear husband and kind father and friend.


"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
We thy loss most deeply feel;
But tis God that hath bereft us—
He can all our sorrews heal.

Their funerals will take place from Duval street Church this afternoon, at 4 o'clock P. M.

Frodericksburg papers please copy.

On yesterday morning, at half-past 7 o'clock, MARTHA BUTLER, daughter of Joseph F. and Sarah Ann Powell, aged 9 years 6 months and 11 days.

The friends of the family are requested to attend her funeral from the residence of her parents, in Henfico county, this (Wednesday) morning, at 10 o'clock, without further notice.

On the 17th instant, NANNY VIRGINIA, youngest daughter of William C. and Louisa F. Luck, aged 5 months and 19 days.

The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend her funeral, this afternoon, at 3½ o'clock, from her father's residence, corner of Duval street and Brook Avenne.

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Wednesday, April 08, 1863

DIED

On the 6th inst, at the residence of her father, on Shockoe Hill WILLIE ALIOR, infant daughter of W H and A P Woodward, aged 9 months.

Her funeral will take place this morning, at 10 o'clock, from her father's residence. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully . . . more

DIED

On the 6th inst, at the residence of her father, on Shockoe Hill WILLIE ALIOR, infant daughter of W H and A P Woodward, aged 9 months.

Her funeral will take place this morning, at 10 o'clock, from her father's residence. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

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Wednesday, January 09, 1861

DIED.

On Monday, at 10 o'clock P. M., EDWARD L., son of James and Mary Jane Briers, aged 3 years, 9 months and 11 days.

His funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon, from his father's residence, on Federal street, between 17th and 18th streets at 2 o'clock. The friends of . . . more

DIED.

On Monday, at 10 o'clock P. M., EDWARD L., son of James and Mary Jane Briers, aged 3 years, 9 months and 11 days.

His funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon, from his father's residence, on Federal street, between 17th and 18th streets at 2 o'clock. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

On Wednesday, January 8th, ARTHUR HARVEY, son of Wm. and Elizabeth Palmer, aged 11 years.

The friends of the family are invited to attend his funeral, from St. James Church, on Thursday, 10th inst., at 12 o'clock. 2t

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Saturday, November 10, 1860

DIED

On Friday, the 9th November, of consumption, ANN VIRGINIA, daughter of Patrick H. and Elizabeth Gentry.

Her funeral will take place on Sunday evening at 3 o'clock at her father's residence. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

On Thursday evening, . . . more

DIED

On Friday, the 9th November, of consumption, ANN VIRGINIA, daughter of Patrick H. and Elizabeth Gentry.

Her funeral will take place on Sunday evening at 3 o'clock at her father's residence. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

On Thursday evening, WM. T. CARTER, aged 32 years.

His funeral will take place from Centenary Church this morning at 10 o'clock, to which the friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend without further notice.

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Wednesday, November 11, 1863

DIED.

Yesterday, EDMONIA ELIZABETH, daughter of M J and J V Sandburg, aged 2 months.

The funeral will take place to-day from her father's residence at 3 o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

On the 10th inst., of typhoid fever, JAMES THOMAS, son of John R and Mary . . . more

DIED.

Yesterday, EDMONIA ELIZABETH, daughter of M J and J V Sandburg, aged 2 months.

The funeral will take place to-day from her father's residence at 3 o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

On the 10th inst., of typhoid fever, JAMES THOMAS, son of John R and Mary A Tyler, aged 5 years 10 months and 17 days.

His funeral well take place Wednesday, 11th inst, at 3 o'clock, at his father's residence. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

On the 10th inst., at 6½ A M, CHARLES BEAUREGARD, youngest child of Jane W and the late John R Blankinship, aged 1 year 10 months and 28 days.

His funeral will take place at the residence of its mother, at the corner of Main and 25th sts. this (Wednesday) evening, at 3 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

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