Saturday, February 25, 2017

Virginia Sherril Dies of Flu Followed by Pneumonia, 1916

“Caldwell Lady Dies in Washington,” from the Tacoma Tribune, as reprinted in the Watauga Democrat in Boone, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 3, 1916

The sudden death of Mrs. Virginia Sherrill Tuesday night was of immeasurable grief to her family and friends. An attack of grippe was followed by pneumonia and though she made a brave fight, she succumbed at a local hospital. She was spoken of as a lovely Christian mother and much loved by her friends. She leaves, beside her husband, three little boys, James, William and Kenneth, aged 4, 11, and 13 years, respectively.

Joseph Sherrill is manager of Sheldon’s cafeteria. The family has lived in Tacoma 10 years. Mrs. Sherrill’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Moore, reside at Globe, N.C. She also leaves five brothers and two sisters.

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