African American History

Selected Abstracted Articles from Early New Albany Newspaper.

Most of these articles are in the 1860's – 1900; a few are later



African-American Surnames In Articles are: 

Alexander     Bailey     Baker    Bassett     Bennett     Blackburn     Blakemore     Boose     Bridwell     Brown     Bruner     Buchanan     Bush     Butler     Button/Burton    

Cannon     Carpenter     Cates     Childers    Childs     Cissel     Clay     Clemons     Coleman     Collins     Davis     Dinkins     Douglas Downing     Drowned colored boy    

Dudley     Duncan    Ellis     Evans     Finley     Fisher     Garner     Garvin     Graham     Grant     Graves     Grube     Hagins     Hardaway/Hardway     Harpe     Hawes     Hawkins    

Heson    Hicks     Humphrey     Hutchinson     Isaac/Isaacs     Jackson     Johnson     Jones     Kinchelow     King     LaForce     Lake     LeForce     Lewis     Lively     Lunsford     Manley   

Martina     Mason     Maxey     McDonald     McGlasson     Merker   Miller     Mitchem     Morton     Negro struck by John Jackson      Oglesby     Overall     Parham     Paris     Parker    

Penick     Pinkston    Porter     Ray    Rickman     Roberts     Robinson     Russell     Sampleton     Schroeder     Scurry     Shipp     Simmons    Slaughter     Smith     Sterrett/Sterritt    

Taylor     Thompson     Trotter     Turner     Walker     Washington     Weaver     Whittaker     Wilcox     Williams      

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NADL 1 Jan 1851 p2 c1: We learn from the Charlestown Spirit that a mulatto Monday named Dudley, died on Christmas day from a blow struck with a chair by Dick Smith, also a mulatto man, the evening before at the house of one Buchanan also of color, at the settlement called “Sasagamis” about a mile from Jeffersonville. It appeared before the examining magistrate that Dudley had been at work for Smith and some difficulty occurred, and threats had been made which caused the fatal result alleged by the defendant to have been done in self defence. Bail was required in the sum of $250 for appearance at the next Circuit Court, to answer a charge of manslaughter. The tendency of the judicial investigation renders any opinion in the public prints on the merits in such cases improper.

NADT 6 Nov 1858 p2 c3: Married, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. Wm. Jackson, Mr. Morgan Blackburn to Miss Mary Hagins, all of this city.

NADL 16 Jun 1863 p2 c3: New Albanian Killed—By references to the Cairo dispatch in another column it will be seen that Lieut. Bruner, of one of the colored regiments, was killed in the fight at Milliken's Bend. Lieut. B. formerly belonged to the 23d Indiana, and was from this city.   NADL 24 Jun 1863 p2 c2: Not  Dead—The Lieutenant Bruner killed at Milliken's Bend was not, we are glad to learn, Lieut. Ed. Bruner of this city. Ed. is still alive, and worth, he says, a hundred thousand dead men. The Lieut. Bruner killed was Lieut. Jacob Bruner of Ohio, belonging to the same regiment with our Lieut. Ed. Bruner. Hence the error in our information.

NADL 26 Aug 1863 p2 c1: John Oglesby, a colored cook on the McCOMBS, fell overboard from that boat at Cannelton on Sunday and was drowned. He resided at Louisville.

NADL 3 Nov 1863 p2 c3: Murder at Calhoun, Ky.—A blacksmith named Roberts, hired a negro man from a wealthy tobacco factory named Schroeder, at the rate of $30 per month. After the colored man had remained with Roberts for three weeks, Schroeder took his slave away and demanded pay for a full month. Roberts refused to pay more than for the time the negro had been in his employ, whereupon Schroeder shot Roberts deat in his tracks, and Immediately made his escape. Every exertion is being made to secure the arrest and punishmennt of the murderer.

New Albany Daily Ledger 14 Nov 1863 p2 c4: Real Estate Transfers: Christian Widman  to Hardin Edwards; John Leistner to Charles S. Shelper; Henry Clay (colored) to Anton C.  Grube; Richard Fowler's heirs to Joseph Lukenbill; Philp F. Reilly to Sally A. Evans; R. J. McCullough and James Dempster to Jacob Weber; Joseph Adkins to George Richard; Travanion T. Weir to Cassandra Weir; Ettinette Barbey to Mary J. Brown; Henry Erdman to Reuben P. Main; E. R. Day to Townsend Adams; Elijah T. Keithley to Frank R. Parish; Gilbert B. Hancock to John B. Hancock; Robert Knofel to Ferdinand Shriber; J. N. Woodward to Adam Kelly; Priscilla Straw to Wm. D. Straw; Charlotte Merker to Charles Bowman; Joseph Lukenbill to Peter Burket; Esther Owen to Thomas A. Knowles.   Josiah Gwin, Recorder

NADL 28 Sep 1864: The Draft. List of Drafted Men in the Second Congressional District. —[The names in the first columns are those originally drafted. Those in the second column are the 100 per cent. Additional from whom will be drawn a sufficient number to make up all the deficiencies of men in the first column who may be exempted by the Board of Enrollment on account of non-age, over age, alienage, or physical disability.] – Floyd County. — Lafayette Township — Joshua D. Minchell; Benjamin Luther; Martin Wolfe; J. W. McDonally; George Richards; James Scott; Adolph Barnett; David W. McCutcheon; John Leonard; Gale Weaver, colored; Robert Fenwick; Hiram Edwards; John Lifold; George Frieberger; John Weaver, colored; Frederick Franteivin; John McCutcheon; Lawson Stone; John Rafaday; Joseph Akers; Barney McCartin; Madison Scott; Francis Colman; George Scott; Francis Christian; Jacob Hoffen; Andy Hollis; Williiam Kiser; Nicholas Duffy; Richard Thompson; John M. Baily; Peter Cline; John Collins; John Jones, Jr.; [2nd column]: Geo. K. Ikrwin; Martin Thomas; Wm. Ambrester; Cevil Vernia; Lewis Lamb; Paul Barnet; Jer. Scott; Adam Stumbler; Francis Lang; Lodi Margat; Isaac Moore; Jer. Byrne; John P. Donlier; Francis M. Stutler; Charles McCartin; Andrew Leips; Saml. J. McCutcheon; Peter Kerby; David Scott; John McCartin; William John; Francis Perrin; Jacob Struble; John Thomas; Martin Schuman; Alex Barnett; Orin Searles; Patrick McGrath; Wm. Bowman; Israel Foust; — Franklin Township — Henry Brock; Absolem Quirm; Legrand Garote; Wm. R. Calhoun; Wm. M. Hancock; Ellias Burris; James Calhoun; Marion F. Lafollette; Wm. R. Smith; John Poucher; Martin V. Williams; George Smith; Eugene Doherty; Henry T. Williams; John Daubney; [2nd col]- Christolf Hartman; Thos. Seaton; John White; Martin Himes; Abraham C. McCauley; Leonidas H. Keys; Thos. Burgess; Joseph Snider; Thos. Quirm; John Smith; Walter L. Smith; Henry Richardson; August Keller; John T. Wethers; Ashbell Toops; — Greenville Township — George E. Johnson; Hugo Stiller; Joseph Rice; Allen Mentmann[?]; Wm. S. Whitten; John W. Taylor; Thos. Dodge; [2nd col]-Jackson Sears; Caldwell Emmons; John M. Bywater; Philip Bauer; George Collins; George Cullins; John W. Thompson;  — Georgetown Township — John Schwarts; Lemmel S. Brown; Albert Bullard; Adam J. Tyler; Gotleib Honigal; Josahua T. Soper; John Fraley; [2nd col]- David E. Jennings; Jacob N. Goodman; George Onsted; David L. Schwartz; Christian Weathers; Henry Schriber; James P. Rady.

NADL 2 Jun 1865 p 2 c 4: Married, in this city, on Thursday evening, by Rev. C. Hutchinson, Mr. George Washington to Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, both recently of the “Sunny South.” Mr. Washington and his bride request us to return their thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of the Caucasian race who honored this occasion with their presence. The company, both white and colored, were highly delighted, and joined in the expression of the wish  that many pleasant days are in  store for the happy couple.

NADL Monday 26 Jun 1865 p1 c5: from Jeffersonville Ledger—Fatal Shooting—Cornelius McGraney was instantly killed on last Saturday, at the Springs near this city, by a negro soldier belonging to the 123d U. S. Colored Infantry, under the following circumstances. It appears that deceasd had been laboring under a fit of partial insanity for some time, and had that day been discharged from the railroad depot. He was soon afterwards seen at the Springs, when a corporal of the above regement, in company with two other soldiers, proceeded to the Springs and accosted McGraney, saying that he must accompany them to the guard-house. McGraney, seeing they were armed, thrust his hand into his pocket, exclaiming at the same time that he would not go, and could shoot as well as they could, whereupon the corporal shot him, and he died instantly. A coroner’s inquest was held, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above statement. Jerry Buchanan, the corporal, was arrested and taken to Louisville for trial.

NAL 9 Feb 1872 p4 c1: Charles Paris and Susan Childs, colored, were liscened to marry this morning, and the ceremony was performed in the County Clerk's office at noon by Justice A. W. Monroe. It is said that one of our heaviest landlords gave away the blushing bride on the occasion.

NALS 21 Oct 1872 p4 c5: Dedication of Jones Chapel, Colored Methodist Episcopal Church - article

NALS Friday 13 Dec 1872 p4 c2: A Revolting Story.—Treatment of a Smallpox Patient after Death—Dragged From a Bed and Down Stairs by the Heels—Kept for a Week in the Suburbs of the City—Reported Buried in a Convenient Swamp—The particulars of the death and burial of a smallpox patient in this city has just been reported to us, which contains some revolting details, and which, if true, demands more than a mere mention. Some three weeks or more ago, a colored man named Brutus Smith, living on Upper Fourth street, was taken down with this terrible disease, and died on Monday, the 25th of last month. After his death the notorious Bill Watkins was employed to bury the body. It is said that he went to the bed, seized the dead man by the legs, dragged him out of the bed on to the floor and thence down the stairway, where he placed the body in a rough box, hauled it out to West Union and kept it for nearly a week before it was interred. These facts we obtained from gentlemen who profess to have a personal knowledge of the circumstances, and we imagine no motive on their part than to make public the revolting details, in order that they may be properly investigated. It is also rumored that Watkins, never interred the body in any of the burial grounds, but conveyed it to a swamp and there covered it from sight. This part of the story is a mere rumor, and we have been unable to trace to any authoritative source. These are all the facts that we have been able to gather in relation to this affair, and certainly they are entitled to proper investigation at the hands of the authorities. We do not know that their attention has been called to the matter, nor do we know that there is any process by which such barbarism can be punished. The notorious character of Watkins, however, leaves room to doubt that he would be guilty of the conduct above referred to.

NADLS 27 Jan 1873 p4 c1: Another one of the Isaacs family, colored, died in West Union last night of small pox. This terrible malady has been more than usually fatal in this family, the case last night being the eighth death since its first appearance.

NADLS 30 Jan 1873 p4 c2: Burned to Death. From a correspondent at Bedford, on the line of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad, we learn that on Wednesday morning, about 9 o'clock, a dewlling in the southern part of town was discovered to be on fire. It was owned and occupied by an old colored womany, by the name of Lana Lunsford. . . burned to death.

NADLS 4 Mar 1873 p4 c2: Colored  Temperance Organizations (with names) - article

NADL 14 Oct 1873 p3 c3: Death of an Estimable Man — Frank Carpenter, a colored man well known in this city, died of apoplexy at his residence in West Union, at 5 o'clock this morning, in the fifty third year of his age. Deceased has resided in the city for many years and was highly respected by all who knew him, as a quiet, industrious and good citizen. He was a member of the colored Masonic Fraternity and St. John's Lodge No. 8, A. Y. M. Also a member of Edwards Lodge No. 1,544, G.U.O.O.F. For the past twenty years he has been a true and faithful member of the African M. E. Church of this city.


NADLS 13 Apr 1874 p4 c1: Laura Brown, the colored girl who was burned two weeks ago by the explosion of a coal oil lamp, died from her injuries, yesterday morning at eight o’clock, lockjaw having supervened.

NADLS 6 Jul 1874 p4 c2: Sudden Death. Aunt Katy Finley, an aged colored woman of West Union, fell dead last Saturday evenigng while on her way home. Her sudden death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. Aunt Katy is well known, as being onee of the most harmmless, inoffensive creatures in the world, and is one of the oldest residents in this city.

NADLS 3 Aug 1874 p4 c4: Died Suddenly. James Baker, a well-known colored man, who has resided in this city for many years, died suddenly today. He fell dead without any symptoms of disease or pain. He was about fifty years of age and was employed at Mr. James Pierce's shop for several years.

NADLS 3 Nov 1874 p4 c2: Attempted Suicide. Andrew Mitchem (colored) attempted suicide last night, by cutting his throat with a razor al a Devin. His wife, however, interfered and told him not to be in any particular hurry about shuffling off this mortal coil, and advised him to pay some of his bills before he took his final departure. Mitchem got mad and now swears he won’t die just for spite.

NALS 16 Feb 1875 p4 c4: A Sad Accident —A Sad Accident. Yesterday afternoon about three o'clock the little boy, aged about four years, of Ann Williams, a colored woman, living on Elm street, near Fourth, fell on a hot stove during the absence of his mother, and before assistance could reach the helpless little boy, his clothing was burned clean off him, and he died last night at eight o'clock.

NADLS 28 Oct 1875 p4 c1: Colored Odd Fellow Buried. A colored Odd Fellow, of Jeffersonville, named Jack Boose, was interred in the National Cemetery this afternoon, under the auspices of the Colored Odd Fellows of this city and Jeffersonville. Quite a large turn out of the fraternity, preceded by the Falls City Colored Band of Louisville, marched through the streets, discoursing excellent music. The colored men made a good showing , and their gentlemanly bearing was admired by many lookers on.

NADLS 29 Oct 1875 p4 c4: Boiled Down -- Around the Falls. Louisville. Hattie Miller, a colored girl, who lived on Main street, died from the effects of cholera morbus yesterday.

NALS 5 Jan 1876 p4 c1: Andrew Jackson, by the eternal, a colored citizen, did beath bruise, and make a furious attempt to smash Eliza Childs, last night, and will have a hearing before the Mayor to morrow morning.

NALS 5 Jan 1876 p4 c2: Samuel King, an old colored man, who has been employed as hostler at several different wagon yards, the past fifteen years, but recently at Monroe Fisher's , died this morning at 9 o'clock. Uncle Sam, as he was familiarly called, had an exttensive country acquaintance, who respected him for his honesty and integrity, and will regret to learn of his death.

NALS 7 Jan 1876 p4 c4: The African M. E. church has just completed a comfortable cottage residence, to be used as a parsonage, in the rear of the church, corner of Lower Second and Elm streets.

NALS 7 Jan 1876 p4 c3: Colored Masons. The St. John's Lodge No. 8, A. Y. M, elected the following officers, at their last regular meeting , for the ensuing term: Henry Clay, W. M.; W. H. Russell, S. W.; Washington Johnson, J. W.; Thos. Duncan, Treas.; Jas. Mitchem, Sect.; Albert Butler, S. D.; John S. Clemons, J. D.; Chas. Thompson, Tyler; Samuel LeForce, Sen. Stewart; John H. LaForce, J. Stewart.

NALS 1 Feb 1876 p4 c2: The Bethel (colored) church was broken into last night and robbed of several articles. The police are on the track of the perpetrators.

NALS 14 Mar 1876 p4 c2: Old John Harper, the colored grave digger, died last night. He has shoveled out the earth to make room for the corpse of many who have long since moldered into dust, and now he has gone the same road after which they have traveled, and other hands will perform the services for him he so often rendered for others.

NADL 24 Jun 1876 p4 c3: African M. E. Church [long article]

NALS 31 Jul 1876 p4 c5: Around the Falls — Louisville — Stephen Lewis, a colored man, had his head crushed by an Iron stringer he was helping unload from the General Lytle, Saturday. He died instantly.

NALS 2 Aug 1876 p4 c1: Death of a Minister's Wife. The wife of Rev. Richard Bassett, pastor of the Upper Fourth Street Colored Baptist Church, died at the family residence on Lower Eighth street at 7 o'clock last night. She had been lingering with that deread deisease, consumption, for about two years. Her age was twenty-nine years. She was the mother of a number of children.

NALS 8 Aug 1876 p4 c5: John Jackson hit Smith Lowery with a stick of wood, yesterday, causing concussion of the brain from which he will probably die. All colored.

NADL 10 Aug 1876 p4 c2: More Drownings. On the River and in the Pond. — An Unknown Man found Floating in the River. — And a Colored Boy in a Pond. — Still Another. All day there has been a report on the streets that another floater had been found, but the Coroner has received no notification of it, and neither could the maost industrious inquiries of the reporter trace it to any foundation. Some heard that a colored woman had been founnd, but there is probably no truth in it. Two inquests on drowned persons is enough for one day.  [appears to be same as Fairview Burial #6761

NADL 10 Aug 1876 p4 c2: More Drownings. On the River and in the Pond. — An Unknown Man found Floating in the River. — And a Colored Boy in a Pond. — Frank Parker, young Dickman and another young man were informed by some person on the ferry boat, this morning, that the body of a drowned man was floating down the river. . . . The coroner was notified, and he empanneled a jury, which returned a verdict that deceased, wh o is unknown to the jury, came to his death, by drowning in the Ohio river, but in what manner he was dronwned, was of course, unknown to the jury . . . As soon as the inquest was over, the body was delivered into the hands of Merker & Gwin, who interred it immediately. Appearances go to show that the man was drowned while bathing, as he had no clothes on, and if this be the case, it is not improbably that it is the young man who was drowned under the Tarascon, at Protland last Sunday. Apparently, he was not more than twenty years old, with sandy hair, and would probably weigh about 140 pounds.

NALS 11 Aug 1876 p4 c2: Death of Mr. Trotter. Mr. William Trotter, an old and respected citizen of Hardinsburg, this State, who for the past two or three years has been woring at Somerset, Ky., died there recently. His remains were brought to the city today, and taken to his late home at Hardinsburg by Merker & Gwin, where he is to be buried iby the Masonic franternity. Mr. Trotter is well known to many of our citizens, and was one of the substantials of Hardinsburg, where he owns a farm. He leaves a family. At the time of his death he was about sixty years old.

NALS 12 Aug 1876 p4 c2: Around the Falls - Louisville - The Negro who was struck on the head by John Jackson on election day, at the foot of Clay street, and whose name is still in doubt, died at the City Hospital yesterday.

NALS 2 Nov 1876 p4 c3: Death of Colored Centenarian. . . . His name was Uncle Wilcox, and that is all we ever heard as a cognomen. He was, we believe, a native of Kentucky, or perhaps, Virginia, where he was born in 1774, preceding the birth of this nation by two years. On last Saturday he was gathered to the pale realms of death, dying as quietly and sweetly as  a child goes to the dream land upon its mother's breast. He had been the companion of that sturdy old backwoodsman, Daniel Boone, and knew him well, frequently reciting his exploits with much glee. With others of the old Kentucky pioneers he was personally acquainted, and to his intimate friends frequently related scenes in his early manhood, in which thes hardy adventurers participated. He had been for more than a half century a professing Christian, and delighted in the hours of sweet commune held with his Creator in his humble home. He was poor in this world's goods, but rich in the treasures of a clear counscience and upright life.

DLS 28 Nov 1876 p4 c2: Colored Children's Culture — The Number of Schools and Their Conditions and Number of Pupils in Each — Enumeration of Colored Children, Modes of Punishment and Other Matters — What the Teachers are doing —  long article.

NALS 13 Jan 1877 p4 c1: The funeral of Mrs. Frank Carpenter was largely attended at the Second street colored church, this forenoon. Mr. C. had been ill for sometime, the disease not being known. Mrs. C. was 57 years of age.

NALS 15 Jan 1877 p4 c4: Local Personals — Old Edmund Dinkins, a faithful Negro man, and hostler by profession, is said to be on his death bed. Dinkins has gievn up the ghost and told a friend “dat the Lord was holdin his little hatchet over him to cut off his bref.” Dinkins is the father of twenty-one children and isa about seventy years of age. Should he depart hence, his funeral expenses are paid, as his employer, John Shrader, will “undertake” the job free of cost to any one but himself.

NALS 22 Jan 1877 p4 c2: The first grave in the colored people’s cemetery was filled yesterday. A child of a man named Graham was interred in the grounds. Merker & Gwin were the undertaker. [West Haven Cemetery lists this child as Mary Graham]

NALS 7 Feb 1877 p4 c2: Al Mitchem has accepted the position of Sexton of the colored cemetery. He has been sworn into office in due form, holding his right hand high in the air. His bond has not yet been filed, and may-be won't be. He serves for the short term, which will last until the May election, you know. Al. is the first colored officer New Albany ever had.

NALS 7 Feb 1877 p4 c2: The colored people are getting up a remonstrance against Al. Mitchem becoming sexton. There is a report among the colored folks that he is a regular body snatcher, but they can't prove it.

NALS 7 Feb 1877 p4 c2: It was Moses Mitchem that the Council wanted to elect as Sexton of the colored people's cemetery. He makes pretensions to decency and wouldn't have made a bad grave digger.

NALS 12 Feb 1877 p4 c2: Death of Uncle Edmund Dinkins. One of the notable characters of our city has passed away, in the person of Edmund Dinkens, the aged and faithful colored hostler at the stables of Mr. John Shrader. Sixty-six years ago he first saw the light of day "away down in Dixie land," and as a slave was faithful to those who had authority over him under the law, and was a happy servitor to his "old master," while he was not neglectful of the honor due to the Great Master, to whm all owe love and worship. But his earthy happiness was increased when the bonds of slavery were stricken from his race by the proclamation of President Lincoln. When he thur found himself thrown on his own resources, eh did not seek out the city to loaf on the corners and compaliin of poverty and hard times. He made up his minds to paddle his own canoe, and at once sought employment and wass raraly ever without work. Besides all this, he has proved himself a faithful man in all respects. He was most happy in his family relations, and as his children onumbered twenty-one, it was no mean effort that henabled him to give them support. He was poor in this world's goods, and Mr. Shrader has determined that he shall be buried in a style commensurate with his worth and not his pocket; and that it shall be no pauper funeral, at the expense of the county. Mr. S. will therefore, with his usual liberality, defray the entire funeral expense. Edmund will be buried in the Colored Cemetery tomorrow, being the first brown person interred in these new grounds.

NALS 6 Mar 1877 p4 c3: The Committee on Grave Yards reported in favor of constructing a roadway in the Colored Cemetery, and also an avenue through the grounds, and other improvements. Concurred in.

NALS 8 Mar 1877 p4 c2: Reuben Slaughter, a colored man who lived in West Union, died this morning, after a long and severe illness. He was about 38 yerars of age.

NALS 24 Mar 1877 p4 c5: The colored cemetery is to be greatly improved and considerably beautified. It will be so inviting that pious colored people, at least, need not fear to die.

NALS 24 Mar 1877 p4 c3: Colored Men in Council. . . George Washington, Harry Lake, Henry Sterritt [names in article]

NALS 2 Apr 1877 p4 c5: Buried Alive Half an Hour. This afternoon at 3 o'clock James Bailey, a young colored man, while working at the sand pit north of Spring street, between Lower Sixth and Seventh was completely covered by the bank falling on him . . .

NALS 5 Apr 1877 p4 c2: Death of Moses Mitchem. Moses Mitchem, a colored man of considerable local prominence, died at his residence in West Union, this forenoon, after a long and painful illness of consumption. He had considerable ability as an orator and was used for the benefit of the Republican prty on all occasions. Deceased ws born in this city about forty years ago and was above the average of his race in respectability and ability.

NALS 7 May 1877 p4 c2: Abram Scurry, a colored Odd Fellow, was buried yesterday in the colored cemetery. A large concourse followed the remains to the grave, headed by the Woolen Mill band.

NALS 9 May 1877 p4 c5: Schools and Scholars . . . About the colored schools.

NALS 10 May 1877 p4 c2: Mrs. Delphia Mitchem, an old colored woman, who has been a citizen of this city for half a century, died at her residence, in West Union, yesterday afternoon, of paralysis.

NALS 10 May 1877 p4 c4: Died. Mitchem—In this city, at 5 o'clock, Wednesday, May 9, 1877, Mrs. Delphia Mitchem, of paralysis, aged 68 years. The funeral will take place from the Second Colored Baptist Church, tomorrow, Friday, afternoon at 2 o'clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice.

NALS 31 May 1877 p4 c6: Died Bassett—In this city, of dropsy, Thursday morning, at 3 o'clock, Janie Bassett, daughter of Rev. Richard Bassett, in the tenth year of her age. The funeral will take place from the Second Baptist Colored Church, on Upper Fourth street, between Main and Market, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

NALS 30 Jun 1877 p4 c5: Anderson Woods died this afternoon at his residence on the Slate Run raod, of consumption. His wife died but a few weeks ago, then a child followed shortly after, and a daughter is low of consumption.

NALS 21 Jul 1877 p4 c2: Edward Jackson, colored, residing on Lower Market street, one year ago lost a girl, by death, seventeen months old, and today his boy, three years old last March, put on angel wings.

NALS 11 Aug 1877 p4 c2: A Negro boy was found in the bend in the river near the Kentucky shore just below the city this afternoon and taken charge of by the Coroner at Louisville. The supposoition is that it is the body of a young negro boy Morton, of this city, who was drowned a few days ago, as his clothes were found and the boy is missing.

NALS 14 Aug 1877 p4 c2: The colored folks are to have camp meeting at the air Grounds, commencing September 1st, and will continue ten days. A grand time is anticipated. Prominent, hightoned colored evangelists from a distance will be here.

NALS 3 Sep 1877 p4 c2: Drowning of Josiah Finley. Josiah Finley, an old colored man whom everybody liked who knew him, was drowned in the river near the foot of Broadway street, Louisville, two weeks ago today. He was out in the river on a log fishing with a pole and line, and in casting his line fell into deep water and never rose alive. He had had the chills and was quite weak, and it seemed he did not make an effort to save his life. He was an old citizen, aged about 69, and all his white neighbors were his warm friends. He lived in Franklin township many years and owned considerable property there. His body has not been recovered.

NALS 5 Sep 1877 p4 c3: Colored Camp Meeting

NALS 19 Oct 1877 p4 c1: Death of Another Old Citizen. Mr. Nathaniel Evans, an old and honored citizen, died at his residence in the west end this morning. He was for many years gate keeper on the Corydon road, and his fidelity to the trust reposed in him was never questioned. He was truly a christian. At the time of his death he was in his 72d year. He will be buried on Sunday from Mission Chapel, Lower Main street.

NALS 24 Oct 1877 p4 c2: Henry Sterrett, one of the best caterers in the country, has taken charge of and will run in future the restaurant at the Pearl Saloon. It is needless to say that Henry will make it just what this city needs, a first class establishment, for all who know him in connection with the hotels, know that he knows what the traveling public want, and knowing it will be fure to furnish it.

NALS 2 Nov 1877 p4 c3: The Old Town Clock - article

NALS 8 Dec 1877 p4 c1: That Town Clock - article

NALS 13 Nov 1877 p4 c3: Death of a Rather Noted Woman.. . . Mrs. Marie Davis, a rather noted negro woman and an old citizen, died at her residence near the French settlement on Saturday last. . . . Married Squire Davis, a white man. . . .

NALS 15 Nov 1877 p4 c2: . . . Tumor removed from Mrs. Nelson Fisher, a colored woman. . . .

NALS 20 Nov 1877 p4 c2: Morgan Blackburn has opened a new restaurant, or rather, removed his well known restaurant to No. 43 Pearl street, a few doors south of Main. Mr. B. has no superior as a cuisine, having been stewart on the best steamers on the river for many yeras. Mr. B. promises to make his charges very reasonable. Day boarders will find this an excellent place to get their meals.

NALS 26 Dec 1877 p4 c3: Colored Women Instantly Summoned to that Bourne from Whence no Traveler Returns, by Powder and ball, large article

NADLS 24 Jun 1878 p4 c3: Mysteriously Missing. Joseph Grant, an aged negro man, has been mysteriously missing from his home on Lower 5th street since last Wednesday. The last seen of him was in Lower Albany at the residence of Nathan Clark. Grant ws not a man of bad habits, but was a class leader in Zion church and was much thought of by white and colored people of his acquaintance. Grant is aged about 64 years and has a large family who are in great distress at his unaccountable absence.

NADLS 18 Aug 1878 p4 c3: Joseph Collins has been appointed grand lecturer of the U. B. F., a colored institution.

NADLS 18 Aug 1878 p4 c3: Shadrack Isaac a gay and festive cuss compromised with Ida B. Martina, yesterday afternoon, by marriage.

NALS 25 Feb 1879 p4 c1: Rev. Richard Bridwell, an old colored Methodist minister who formerly lived and labored in this city, died in Louisville yesterday evening. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon, and a nuimber of colored people from this city will attend it.

NALS 25 Feb 1879 p4 c1: Mrs. Tabitha Johnson, a colored woman aged about fifty-five years, died at two o'clock this afternoon.

NALS 3 Apr 1879 p4 c3: Charley Garner, the colored roustabout killed on the steamer Clinton, last Sunday, and put off the boat at Evansville, is said to have lived here. Who was he?

NALS 3 Apr 1879 p4 c3: John Garvin died at Elizabeth in Harrison county, on Sunday the 3d ult., aged 74 years. He formerly lived in this city and made his living by fishing, and odd jobs around the river front.

NALS 12 May 1879 p4 c5: Maybe Murderer — Arrested and Locked Up, Which Seems to be Quite a Strange Affair. — Last Tuesday Marshal Carpenter received information from some colored people that there was a strange woman in the city, who was accused of murdering two negro children in Kentucky. . . . She gave her name as Marichetee Jackson, . . . does not know her age, but says she was a married woman, with two children, while the war was going on, and lost her husband soon after "freedom" . . . her occupation in life has been as a house servant. . . for different families. . . see allso NALS 14 May 1879 p4 c2 . . . Mrs. Margaretta Jackson . . .

NALS 22 May 1879 p4 c2: James Parham Drowned. While the Raven and tow were aground at Caseyville, the other day some of the crew went in swimming, amongst whom was Joseph Parham, the colored steward. He jumped off the fan-tail and while swimming near the barges was drawn under by the suction and was drowned. Parham was a good swimmer and resides in West Union where his parents live. He is aged about ninteen years, and is the son of James Parham. Young Parham, a few years ago accidentally shot and killed the daughter of Henry Sterritt in this city. Parham has gone to meet Miss Sterritt.

NALS 9 Jun 1879 p4 c1: Ida Isaacs, at 5 o'clock Saturday evening, had the mamtrimonial knot cut that tied her to her husband Shadrick. Judge Davis telling her to go in peace and sin no more by a bad marriage.

NALS 21 Jun 1879 p4 c1: The very sudden death of Chas. Russell's baby in West Union yesterday caused considerable conjuecture among the family and friends. For general satisfaction Drs. Neat, Burney and Porter were called to perform an autopsy this morning, and found the cause of death to be ulceration of the large intestine.

NALS 6 Sep 1879 p4 c1: The wife of Nelson Morton, colored, who has been a great sufferer from dropsy and other complaints for several months, died last night.

NALS 11 Oct 1879 p4 c1: Shrader and Sons had three funerals on hand today as follows. A baby seven months old, the daughter of Mr. George Edmondson, residing on Lower Main street, at the city cemetery; a baby of Mr. Thomas Garrison, at Miller's graveyard about one mile and a half below the city, and nine-year-old son of Benj. Hawkins, colored at the colored cemetetery in West Union.

NALS 27 Nov 1879 p4 c2: Sampleton Suddenly Suspends. About eleven o'clock this forenoon Charley Sampleton, colored, fell dead. He had been ill for several days with a violent cold. This morning, he started to West Union, where he lives and when opposite Charles Thomas' near Friend's planing mill, he said he could get no further and went in the home and told Mrs. Thomas he was very sick. He took a seat and Mrs. T. bathed his head with water, and while this was being done he suddenly fell over dead. Coroner Whitten held an inquest and a post mortem examination was made, when a verdict was recorded in accordance with the above facts. Sampleton was an old citizen of New Albany and well known. He was a mulatto, aged about 60 years. For some years he had acted as cook at various restaurants and boarding houses in the city. He had no family.

NALS 26 Dec 1879 p4 c2: Jeff. Davis Dead. Willson Davis, generally known as Jeff. Davis, the colored whitewasher, was knocked dead at the corner of State and Oak streets yesterday afternoon. Some of the bystanders rubbed his head with “ackamaratnul” and soon restored him to consciousness. At first he did know what or who struck him, as his “brain was killed,” but it was learned that one Bud Plue, a bad darkey saw Jeff. leaning up against the wall pretty full, and saw that there was a excellent chance to knock somebody down., and “peeled him.” When Jeff fell, Plue kicked him once or twice in the head, raising some bumps not laid down in any phnenological chart. Plue will probably be required to answer for his Christmas sport in the police court.

NADLS 2 Jan 1880 p4 c3: Beard Sterret and Sallie Rickman, colored, were the only parties in the city who celebrated New Year’s day by getting married.

NADLS 10 Jan 1880 p4 c3: Death of Wash Johnson. Wash Johnson, the well known colored barber, died about midnight last night. He has been suffering with a complication of disorders for some months, and finally succumbed. Deceased was 56 years old, and was an old resident of this city having come here in 1832. For many years Johnson was steward on the river steamers and as he commanded good wages, was one of the most prosperous man of his race here. Old age, the war, and the decline of the steamboat interests caused him to forsake his calling of steward and he opened a barber shop, which he conducted up to the time of his illness. Deceased was a member of the colored Masons and Odd Fellows, and his funeral will take place under the auspices of the lodges.

NADLS 28 Apr 1880 p4 c1: Colored Church. The African M. E. Church, corner of Lower Second and Elm streets, is to have a grand entertainment Thursday evening. Exercises will take place in the church, such as choruses, duets and solos, interspersed with addresses by Profs. Scott and Allen, and Dr. Burney, and a select reading by Miss Eliza Clay. Refreshments will be served in the class rooms and parsonage. If you wish to listen. . . Door keepers are instructed not to admit Ledger-Standard reporters at any price.

NADLS 3 May 1880 p4 c5: White and Colored Mingle. . . . Mr. George K. Brim, an industrious and respectable young German of this county, was married to Miss Eliza Turner, daughter of Ellis Turner, a well known colored gardner residing on the river road. . .

NADLS 14 Jun 1880 p4 c3: The colored citizens had a big picnic at Sugar Grove yesterday. The excursion boat Music took them to the grove.

NADLS, Monday, 19 Jul 1880 p4 c3: Cold Blooded Murder. William Martina Shot to Death in His Own House. The Infamous John Woods the Murderer. The Killing Wholly Unprovoked and Utterly Cold Blooded. Woods in Jail and Testimony at the Corner’s Inquest. Guilty of Murder in the First Degree. This city has again been made the scene of a most cold-blooded murder, William Martina, one among the most industrious and reputable colored men in the city being the victim, and the murderer being the notorious and infamous John Woods, who has the worst record of any colored man in Floyd county . . . [very large article]—P4 c5: The funeral of the murdered colored man, William Martina, was largely attended by the colored people, with whom he was very popular.

NADLS, Friday, 17 Sep 1880 p4 c1: An inquest was held upon Frances Ellis, the negro woman who died Wednesday night on Main street. It was known that the woman had been afflicted with heart disease and hemorrhage of the bowels for a long time, but a lot of ignorant colored people began to clamor over the matter, and as a result the county is put to considerable expense for a coroner’s inquisition. P4 c3: Frances Ellis, a negro woman who resided on Main street, between Lower Second and Third, died rather suddenly from heart disease Wednesday night. She had been subject to smothering paroxysms from disease of the heart, nevertheless her death caused some commotion among the colored people. It resulted, however, from natural causes.

NADLS, Tuesday, 28 Sep 1880 p4 c4: John Blakemore, an old and well esteemed colored man, who resided at the north end of Lower Second street, died yesterday and was buried to-day, his funeral services being held at the Upper Fourth street colored church. He was 80 years old.

NADLS, Thursday, 2 Dec 1880 p4 c4: Subscriptions are being taken to a fund to be used in employing able counsel in the prosecution of John Woods, the murderer of William Martina.

NADLS  Friday, 3 Dec 1880 p4 c2: An Unfortunate Family. Mrs. Martina’s House Destroyed by Fire—Also Mr. Jack Hancock’s House. In July last William Martina was murdered in cold blood by John Woods. The murdered man had, by industry and economy, saved money enough to secure for his family a comfortable home in the Lower Albany suburb, where his widow and her children have resided since his tragic death. . . .

NADLS  Friday, 10 Dec 1880 p4 c4: Township trustee Meekin to-day issued a permit for the burial of Isham Taylor, colored, of Lower Albany, in the colored cemetery, Pneumonia ended the earthly career of Isham.

NAL 31 Mar 1882 p4 c4: Monthly Statistics — The following are the monthly statistics: Burial Permits: Fred M. Beadt, age 9 years, acute meningitis. John Sinex, age 87 years, old age. Mrs. Parton, age 34 years, consumption. S. R. Jenner, age 66 years, cancer. Mrs. P. M. Kent, age 54, pneumonia; died at Kentland, Ind. Caspar Hurrle, age 4 years, typhoid pneumonia. John McBride, age 80 years, old age. Abagail Sowles, age 87, old age. Harry Genung, age 16, typhoid fever. David W. Miller, age 69 , dropsy. E. J. Lafolleltte, age 21, consumption; died in country. Harry York, age 10 months, brain disease. W. G. Allen, age 52, typhoid fever. Isadore McDougal, age 26, consumption. Golda Duncan, age 6 days, lockjaw. Estella R. Sullivan, age 2 years, liver disease. Samuel Deitz, age 3 months, brain fever. Joshua Fowler, age 31 years, consumption. Millie Horton, age 7 years, pnuemonia. Frank McH. Payton, age 28, spinal affection. Joseph Sparrow, age 33 years, typhoid fever. Died at Terre Haute.  Colored: John Heson's child, age 3 years, convulsions. Earle Coleman, age 14 months, thrash. Laura Robinson, age __  years, malarial fever. Eliza Brown, age 40, pneumonia. Burket Manley, age 77, old age.

PP 8 Oct 1884 p8 c2: Deaths During the Week: Malinda Mitchem, an old colored citizen died October 4th. Her age was 57 years.

Public Press 3 Dec 1884 p8 c12: Deaths During the Week: An infant child of Henry Coleman, colored, died of pneumonia on Sunday last.

NADL 28 Nov 1885 p4 c2: The death of Milton J. Cannon, one of the brightest and most promising pupils of the Colored High School, was made an occasion for the expression of the the deepest retgret by the pupils of the school. . . Deceased was 18 years old and was regarded as one among the best behaved and most cuiltivated scholars in the school.

NADL Tuesday, 1 Mar 1887 p4 c3: City clerk Morris issued burial permits in February as follows: Mary E. Browning, paralysis; Thomas J. Albright, 39 years, dropsy; Edward Whiterow, 57 years, consumption of bowels; Manson Miller, 15 days, congestion; Martha T. Bradford, 65 years, cancer; Caroline Fix, 66 years, rheumatism; Edgar Bryant, 5 weeks, congestion; B. F. Lafferty, 44 years, paralysis; John G. Weisbach, 16 months, congestion; D. P. Anshutz, _?2 years, consumption, Kentucky; Harriet J. McCulloch, 50 years, consumption; Charles H. Bell, 10 months, bronchitis; Sallie N. Rough, 35 years, consumption; Valentine Ruby, 55 years, consumption; Mary A. Sauer, apoplexy; Charles H. Shrader, 38 years, bronchitis; Thomas D. Sinex, 61 years, typhoid pneumonia; Frank Pierce, 32 years, consumption; Anna L. Moore, 7 weeks, fever; Eliza Swarns, Louisville, 67 years, consumption; Paul Stallings, 3 weeks, congestion. Colored: Ada Alexander, 4 months, bronchitis; Americus Douglas, 52 years, asthma; Arabella Woods, 28 years, consumption. Total 24.

NAL 30 Jun 1887 p4 c3:  The following are the burial permits for June: John Elliott, paralysis, age 68 years; Jesse Humphreys, consumption, aged 43; Mrs. F. M. Collins, pneumonia, aged 70; Roy Wykoff, pneumonia, aged 1; George J. Pullen, dysentery, age 49; Thomas Wright, cancer, aged 76; Harry E. Bail, measles, 9 weeks; Henry Pyburn, 1 week; Miss Francis Collins, resided in Louisville, aged 78; Charles Shaw Lyndall, spinal affection, age 20; Eliza Reiley, typhoid fever, aged 46; Carria A. Moore, paralysis, age 51; M. J. Chalfant, age 68; James Saul, infant, age 11 weeks. Colored: Lula Mason, consumption, age 7 years; America Kinchelow, consumption; age 42; Edward H. Parker, drowned, 8 years; Doc Slaughter, summer complaint, 14 months; Lawrence Slaughter, Bronchitis, age 5 years John H. Bennett, drinking concentrated lye, age 8 years.

NAL 30 Jul 1887 p4 c3: The following burial permits were issued during July: Dora J. Cuthbarth, 6 years, congestion of lungs, Frank Roster, 60 years, Lafayette, consumption; Frank Duncan, 5 months, inflammation of stomach; Mary P. Rose, 33 years, consumption; Ira Blust, 1 year, bowel disease; infant child of G. W. Underhill; Jacob Alford, 69 years, neuralgia of heart; Geo. F. Dorn, 3 days; Seabury Sowle, 72 years, diabetes; George Settley, 71 years; old age; George Morga, 5 years; Bertha Dinter, 53 years, cancer; Mary Rowley, 85 years, dysentery; infant child of Edward Lewis; Jordon S. McRea, Jeffersonville, 60 years, cholera morbus; Augustus Jackson, 20 years, hemorrhage; John M. Blankenship, 51 years, convulsions; Thomas Whitten, 17 years, violence; Blanche Mosier, 18 days; Louisa Whiteman, 30 years, consumption. Colored: Amanda M. Maxey, 9 months, bronchitis; Infant of William Graham; Venus Morton, 16 years, consumption; Sarah McDonald, 17 years, consumption.

NADL 31 Aug 1887 p4 c3: The City Clerk issued the following burial permits in August: Ida Berning, Louisville, 26 years, murdered; Mary A. Cross, 65 years, flux; Emma D. Walker, 21 years; Harry B. Hedden, Louisville, 18 years, typhoid fever; Clara M. Cliff, 5 months, convulsion; Caroline Sloan, 77 years, cholera morbus; Otto B. Featheringill, 7 months, cholera infantum; Susan Byrn, 68 years, cancer; Mary C. P. Tuley, 18 years, consumption; Louis R. Bright, 4 months, brain fever; Bertha Houpt, 8 months, convulsions; E. W. Sinex, Farabee, 58 years, liver disease; Elizabeth Dodson, Arkansas City, 76 years old, old age; Eveline Castlen, 76 years, old age; Catharine Seebach, 26 years, puerperal fever; Wm. N. Herreld, 3 years, country, drowned; Harriet Daubney, Clark county, 58 years, consumption; Leland Burd, country, 4 days, convulsions; Harry Davis, 9 months, cholera infantum; E. D. Marshal, 26 years, dysentery; Clara Banet, Lafayette, 3 years, croup. ColoredRosa Button, 87 years, old age; Maggie Hawes, 29 years, malarial fever.

NAL, Friday, 30 Sep 1887 p4 c3: The following burial permits were issued by City Clerk Kraft in September: Jesse B. Conrad, 3 years, croup; Orange C. Graves, 76 years, paralysis; Kate Dyer, 18 years, fever; Mattie E. Fawcett, five months, brain; James Renfro, 92 years, old age; Ella L. Hebden, 22 years, typhoid fever, Harry Richardson, 13 months, summer complaint, Clarence E. Genung, 3 years, diptheria; Ormie Putnam, 3 weeks, abcess; Mary J. Linne, 28 years, consumption; Jane Jackson, 87 years, old age; Ollie Sillings, 2 years, brain fever; Anna Belle Scheller, Sellersburg, 1 year, dentition; John Irwin, 75 tears, old age; William Gullet, 36 years, consumption; Cora White, 23 years, consumption; John Marrs, 10 years, railroad accident. ColoredLonnie Childers; Lucinda Hutchinson, 86 years, old age; John Shipp, 18 years, consumption.

NADL 30 Nov 1887 p4 c4: The following burial permits were issued by City Clerk Kraft in November: Lizzie Hand, 36 years, inflammation of bowels; Anastasia Robinson, 88

NAL, Wednesday, 29 Feb 1888 p5 c3: City Clerk R. F. Kraft issued the following burial permits in February: Elizabeth Conner, 67 years, consumption; Harry L. Wolfe, 16 days; Mary E. Crabb, Pekin, 52 years, nervous prostration; James A. Hughes, Louisville, 56 years, Brights disease; Dotha Ferry, 77 years, fracture; infant of Alfred Nicholson, 5 hours; Nancy Huckeby, 23 years, heart disease; Hermina Schafer, 14 years, paralysis of heart; Charles Dierking, 32 years, apoplexy; Wilburt Bruder, 10 months, brain fever; W. B. Robertson, 73 years, paralysis; W. R. Hood, Newark, Ohio, 13 months, croup; Fannie K. Turner, 41 years, consumption; Alice D. Horton, 3 years, scrofuls; Jennie Johnson, 3 months, inflammation of the bowels; Mattie B. Brown, 24 years, consumption; George F. Jasper, 69 years, spinal and kidney disease. Colored: Eliza J. Russell, 60 years, inflammation of bowels; Felicia Graves, 80 years, olf age; Martha Morton and child, removed from another cemetery.

NADL 16 Jul 1888 p4c2: Robert Carpenter, the well known State street barber, died Saturday night of typhoid fever and heart disease. His funeral today was attended by the colored lodge of Odd fellows, of which he was a member.

PP 17 Apr 1889 p3 c4: Joseph Carpenter, the State street barber, colored, died Sunday morning very suddenly, aged about 36 years. He shaved a customer Saturday night atfter 11 o 'clock, was sitting in a barger chair after that hour and died within a few hours. He was very fleshy, weighed nearly 300 pounds, and it is thought smothered to death. He was married and leaves two children.

PP 29 May 1889 p3 c5: Lorena Mitchem, colored, aged 17 years, died of malarial fever on the 21st inst.

PP 19 Jun 1889 p2 c3: Elder Nathan Mitchem, formerly a resident of this city, died at Nashville, Tenn., the other day. . . . He was prosperous and was classed among one of the weatlthiest colored men in Tennessee. His age was 79 yeaars.

PP 19 Jun 1889 p2 c3: A 12 year old child of Chas. Pinkston, colored, died of typhoid fever on the 15th inst.

PP 19 Jun 1889 p2 c3: An infant of Gerese Simmons, colored, died of whooping cough on the 15th inst.

PP 3 Jul 1889 p3 c3: Mrs. Malinda Isaacs, colored, aged sixty five years died Sunday at  her home in West Union after an illness of two years, of consumption.

PP 4 Dec 1889 p4 c4: Ben Hicks, colored, who resided on the Knobs, north of this city, died the other day.

NADL 21 Jan 1892 P5 c2: On the evening of the 20th, while playing about the residence on East Third street, a four year old son of Shadrick Cates, colored, suddenly fell to the floor and died. His sudden death was caused by heart disease.

NADL Sat 6 Jan 1894 p5 c3: Mrs. Lively, colored, died suddenly at 1 o’clock this morning from an overdose of morphine, taken to relieve pain from which she was suffering. She was on the street at 10 o’clock last night. She was in the habit of taking the drug. She lived at the southeast corner of Main and West Fourth streets. Coroner Starr held an inquest.

NADL 1 Sep 1894 p5 c2: Coleman Johnson, colored, aged 54 years, died on the 31st ult., at the family residence on north pearl street, of consumption. He was highly respected man and had many friends in this city who will regret to hear of his death. A son of the deceased died but a few weeks ago.

NADL 5 Sep 1894 p5 c2: Louis Downing, colored, aged 52 years, died at the family residence on North state street at 2 o’clock this morning of apoplexy. He was formerly a proprietor of a restaurant in this city.

NADL 6 Sep 1894 p5 c2: Morgan Blackburn, one of the wealthiest and best known of New Albany’s colored citizens, died at 5 o’clock this morning on East Seventh street, of dropsy of the heart. He was 61 years of age and came to New Albany from Virginia soon after the war. He kept a restaurant in this city up to within a few years of his death, when he retired from business with competence.

NADL 8 Jun 1896 p5 c1: Mrs. Ida Penick, colored, aged 35 years, died at her residence on East elm street, Sunday.

PP 9 Sep 1896 p5 c1: Mrs. Lou Taylor, colored, aged 32 years, died Thursday at her home on Galt street, of consumption.

NAET 17 Aug 1898 p3 c3: Fly Bite and Anthrax -- Cause the Death of Mount Johnson Today -- Mount Johnson, colored died this morning at his home on Olden street, of blood poisoning . . . . .

PP 24 May 1899 p3 c2: Green B. Bush, colored, died Monday of brain fever at his home, 1712 Rear Market street. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter.

PP 31 Jan 1900 p4 c3: William Duncan, colored, died Thursday at his home, 524 Pearl street, of typhoid fever. He was 48 years old and leaves a wife and three children.

PP 29 Aug 1900 p5 c1: Will Overall . . . son of John Overall . . . had applied for marriage license – his seventh.. . . father of 23 children, had either divorced or buried six wives

PP 5 Sep 1900 p5 c1: Henry McGlasson, colored, died Monday at his home, 134 Upper Oak street.

PP 5 Dec 1900 p5 c4: Callie Walker, wife of Alex Walker, colored, died last Friday night at her home, Lower Seventh and West streets, aged about 29 years.

PP 5 Jun 1901 p5 c1: Beard Sterrett . . . .spine broken two weeks ago, died Monday at his home on Upper Elm. . .

PP 21 Aug 1901 p5 c3: . . . mentions Silvie Manley, assaulted and injured severely, over 101 years, (not obit)

PP 2 Dec 1902 p5 c2: William H. Russell, colored, aged eighty years, died Sunday at his home, 528 Upper Elm street, of general debility,. He leaves one son and two daughters. He was a member of St. John Lodge of Massons and Edmond Lodge of Odd Fellows.

NAWT, Friday, 27 February 1903 p3 c2—Injuries Finally Cause the Death of James RayJames Ray, colored, died Friday at St. Edward's Hospital from the effects, it is said, of a gunshot wound sustained over six years ago. He was thirty five years old. Ray and Dr. Botany Jones, colored, became involved in a controversy over a bill which Jones alleged Ray owed him for services one Sunday afternoon in October, 1896, and Jones shot Ray in the lower part of the back, the bullet penetrating the spinal column. Jones claimed he acted in self-defense. He was given an indeterminate sentence and served two years, the minimum, and was released since then has not been in any trouble in the courts. Ray never recovered from his injuries and was finally compelled to go to the hospital where he died.

PP 19 Jan 1904 p3 c3: Lizzie Merker, colored, aged thirty five years, living at 514 Upper Seventh street, died Monday night in Louisville. The remains will be brought to this city for interment.

PP 5 Apr 1904 p5 c3: The three years old son of Louis Cissel, colored, died Thursday on State street.

NAET 11 Apr 1904 p5 c3: Lina Parker, colored, was taken today to the poor asylum by Township Trusttee Emery and her thrree little children will be taken tomorrow by Mrs. T. E. Austin to Indianapolis to be placed in a home. The mother is suffering from consumption.

Public Press Tues 7 Jun 1904 p5 c3: The wife of Benjamin Humphrey, colored, died Thursday at her home on Hildreth Street, of cancer of the stomach. She was 65 years of age.

Public Press Tues 21 Jun 1904 p5 c4: Deaths During the Week John Graves, colored, aged forty years, died Friday at the County Asylum.

NAT Tuesday, ___ Mar 1917 p4 c3—Burying the Dead—New Albany on Sunday began its work of burying its dead. ……… Three more were added to the list today. Alpha Everbach today………. Those who died yesterday were Miss Katie Metz, Moses Dodge, Mary Whittaker, colored age 70 years. Mr. Dodge was 52 and is survived by a son and a daughter. It states here the funeral takes place Tuesday afternoon and the body will be taken to Galena.  The first funeral was held at 10:30 with the last rites were held for Clarence Moss and his body given to the earth at Fairview Cemetery. [paper is torn and missing a piece.] Miss Elsie ______ buried at 2 o'clock.________________________ Martha Stella Ehringer were buried at 3:30 o'clock. Masons of New Albany committed the body of Charles McCaffrey to his Maker at 3:45 o'clock. The bodies of Rose Huff and Ruth Parrish were sent to Marengo for burial. The body of Mrs. Victoria Zurschmiede and  George Zurschmiede, were sent to Edwardsville.  Miss Katherine Metz were held at 1:30 o'clock burial ………. Burial at Leyden Cemetery. ……. She was 75.  The funeral of J. Wesley Davis took place yesterday afternoon. The funeral of Mrs. Julia Didelot and three children …………Holy Trinity Cemetery.  The funeral of Mrs. Mary Bott………..St. Mary’s Cemetery. The funeral of Albert Payton took place this afternoon. The funeral of Mrs. Julia Umbreit wife of George Umbreit took place this morning. Services of Iona Newkirk daughter of Charles Newkirk, who is in critical condition at St. Edward's Hospital, also were held today. Mrs. Julia Clemons, colored was also buried today. The body of Jennie Hardway, colored was shipped to Kentucky today. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Lopp ……….this afternoon at Fairview. The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Gudkese takes place at 4 o'clock………..  The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Fess takes place Tuesday morning. The quadruple funeral of Edward Johns Jr., his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Johns, stepdaughter, Mary Spickert, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Lomax, will be held tomorrow at home of Edward Johns Sr.…………..burials will be in Fairview Cemetery.

NAT (Tuesday's Daily) Mar 1917 p7 c1: Edward Clemons, colored, aged fifty years, employed in the Rickman barber shop on North State street was found dead in a chair in the shop yesterday.

New Albany Tribune, Friday, 30 Mar 1917 p1 — Cyclone Tears Murderous Path Through New Albany—Thirty-Six Are Killed In Twister That Devastated City, Over Three Hundred Homes Being Blown Down—Two Hundred Persons Are Injured In Tornado That Cleans A Strip Eight Squares Wide From One End Of City To The Other—Military Companies Are sent Here On Appeal of Mayor Morris And Are On Guard In The Storm District With Loaded Guns—Citizens At Mass Meeting Called By Mayor, Make Generous Financial Response—Committees Work all Night At Chamber of Commerce Rooms And Render Valuable Assistance--………List of Dead: Miss Mary Bott age forty two, Frances Pauline Brown, colored age six years daughter, of Henry Brown, Mrs. Levi Bunch age fifty eight? [Continued from page 8 cyclone list of dead] Mrs. Ernest Canter age fifty eight? Julia Clemons, colored, John Wesley Davis age twenty two, Moses Dodge, age 51? Mrs. Louisa N. Didelot, age forty two wife of John L. Didelot, Agnes, age fourteen daughter, of John L. Didelo, Louis H. age five son of John L. Didelo, Alberta, age nine months daughter of John L. Didelo, Mrs. Ella Ehringer age 26 wife of Edward R. Ehringer, Martha, four month old daughter of Mrs. Ehringer, Alp__ Everbach age eight daughter of William Everbach, Mrs. Jacob Fess Sr., Elizabeth Gudkese age 4, Jennie Hardaway, colored, Rosa Huff, four year old daughter of J. B. Huff, Edward Johns Jr., Mrs. Gertrude Johns wife of Edward Johns, Mrs. Elizabeth Lomax, mother-in-law- of John, Mrs. May F. Lapp, age twenty nine, Miss Eliza Lopp, age 29 years, Allen McLean, age thirty eight, Charles McCaffrey, McEllen E. W. age 64, Clarence Moss, _athe___ Metz, age 75, _____ph E. Whittaker, _ictoria Zurschmiede, George Zurschmiede age eight son of U. W. Zurschmiede, [the paper is torn and a big part missing]


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