From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 31, 1920
Mr. Clegg Perry Dead in Hickory
Mr. M. Clegg Perry, one of the best known citizens of the eastern section of Burke county, died in the Richard Baker hospital at 7 o’clock last night from an attack of erysipelas and gangrene which were brought on some time ago by an injury. An operation was performed in the hope of saving his life, but Mr. Perry was so ill that his case seemed hopeless from the outset. He railed for a few days and hope was entertained for his recovery, but yesterday it was seen that he could not recover.
Mr. Perry was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Perry of Winston-Salem, who are now at the home of another son, Mr. Robert M. Perry of Hickory. He was born in Davie county, December 13, 1880, and was 39 years of age. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife and three children, and two brothers and two sisters, Robert M. Perry of Hickory, R.C. Perry of Winston-Salem, Mrs. B.C. Berry of Burke, a twin sister, and Miss Fleta Perry of Winston-Salem.
Educated in the public schools and at Rutherford College, Mr. Perry had taught in Buncombe, Catawba and Burke counties for more than a dozen years. He was a good teacher and a splendid man. During the summer he engaged in farming and his home was a happy one. He was a member of Mount Harmony Methodist church, Burke County, from which the funeral will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. Mr. Clegg of Rutherford College, assisted by Rev. W.R. Bradshaw of Hickory.
Death of Mr. Hefner
Mr. Calvin S. Hefner, one of the best citizens of Clines township, died early this morning at the age of 65 years. He was a good farmer and a splendid citizen and had many friends in this section and Hickory.
He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow from Mount Zion Lutheran church, of which he was a member.
Comrade Eckard Passes
Another Confederate answered the last roll call when Mr. Wesley D. Eckard, a prominent farmer of Hickory township, died at his home last night at the age of 76 years, five months and 21 days. He was a good farmer and sterling citizen, a valiant soldier in the civil war, and had hosts of friends in this section.
Mr. Eckard was married three times and is survived by a widow and several children. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock from St. Stephens Lutheran church and will be conducted by Rev. E.J. Sox.
From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920
Formerly Hickory Boy Dead in Baltimore
Mr. Fred Moose, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Moose, died of a fractured skull Monday night in a Baltimore hospital, the news reaching Hickory yesterday in a telegram to his mother from Mr. Moose who was with his son, having been called to Baltimore last Friday. From reports received here he fell 25 feet while working on some electric wires.
Mr. Moose was 22 years of age, was married and is a member of the Lutheran church. He is well remembered here. No funeral arrangement have been made.
Mr. Warner’s Remains Buried in Charlotte
The remains of Henry W. Warner, whose death occurred Monday night, were taken to Charlotte this morning for interment. The pall-bearers were officers of the first Presbyterian church, of which he was a deacon. They were Messrs. W.B. Menzies, D.M. McComb, Geo. W. Hall, E.B. Cline, Geo. Bailey, and Dr. P.W. Troutman.
Mrs. J.T. Johnson Dies in New Orleans
Mr. J.C. Martin received a telegram this morning form Miss Mamie Sue Johnson at New Orleans announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. J.T. Johnson. The remains will arrive in Hickory Thursday afternoon on Number 12 and interment will be the following day in Oakwood cemetery, the hour to be announced later.
Mrs. Johnson, widow of the late beloved Dr. J.T. Johnson, was among Hickory’s oldest citizens and was one of the best loved women in this community. She was a consistent member of the First Methodist church and was prominent in church work.
For several years her health had been failing and her daughters took her to Mississippi and later to Ohio thinking the change would benefit her and late in the fall she returned to Hickory for a few weeks before going to New Orleans to spend the winter, the end coming there. Surviving her are two daughters, Miss Mamie Sue and Miss Effie Johnson, who were in New Orleans with their mother, one sister, Mrs. Mack Goodsen, and one brother, Dr. Sol Warlick, both of Morganton. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives in their said loss.
From the editorial page of the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920
The community feels a keen loss in the death of Henry W. Warner, who passed away at the age of 61 years. Mr. Warner was a thorough gentleman and much of his success in life was due to his consideration for others. He got things done because he was tactful, helpful and cheerful, three qualities that ought to be cultivated by persons who hope to be in responsible positions.
From The Hickory Daily Record, January 17, 1920
Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, Beloved Woman Dead
Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, who for the past quarter century has made her home in Hickory, died at her residence on Tenth avenue last night at 9 o’clock. The funeral probably will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning from the First Baptist Church conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.R. Bradshaw.
Mrs. Bonniwell, who had been in feeble health for years, would have been 86 years old on May 10 next. She possessed an unusually loveable disposition and her step-children and step-grandchildren loved her as one of blood kin. This admiration was not confined to members of the family, but was general among her friends.
She was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church, to which she was loyally devoted, and rejoiced in its prosperity. Mrs. Bonniwell, who was a native of Milwaukee, was twice married, the first time to a Mr. Bond and the second to the late James C. Bonniwell. She had no children of her own but she was a mother to those of her husband by his first marriage, and they knew no other mother. Three step-children survive. They are Mr. Bander C. Bonniwell, Philadelphia; Mrs. Henry M. Shields, Seattle; and Mr. Eugene Bonniwell, Minnesota. Mrs. Eubert Lyerly is a step-granddaughter.
From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920
Funeral of Mrs. Bonniwell
The funeral over the remains of Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, whose death occurred Friday night at the age of 86 years, was held from the First Baptist church at 10:30 this morning and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.R. Bradshaw. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Many friends were present to pay their respects to the last remains of a good woman and the numerous floral offerings attested her popularity.
The pallbearers were Messrs. J.G. Carrier, J.R. Hosley, W.L. Boatright, C.W. Ellington, J.D. Elliott, and J.A. Martin.
From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920
Raleigh Woman Kills Self
Raleigh, Jan. 19—Mrs. Lloyd Hall, 30 years old, committed suicide here last afternoon by shooting herself through the heart with a pistol.
From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920
Death of Child
Edward R. Crouch, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Crouch, died at their home on Fifteenth avenue at 9:30 this morning following an illness that afflicted him for 10 years and that made him invalid for more than a year. He was a sweet child and those who knew him as a small boy like to think of him before his affliction. Edward is survived by his parents and three brothers—Carlisle, Ernest and Troy. The funeral will be conducted from the home tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, probably by Rev. W.O. Goode, the parents’ pastor.
From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 17, 1920
Death of Mrs. M.C. Dunn
On Friday morning, January 2, 1920, at 7 o’clock, the death angel visited the home of Mr. M.C. Dunn and took from him his beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Dunn. She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. Cora Lee Braswell, Miss Nonia Dunn, Mr. Thomas Dunn, and three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. Her funeral was preached in the Free Will Baptist church at Lucama, she was laid to rest in Lucama cemetery. She is gone but not forgotten, never will her memory fade.
She was a faithful member of the Free Will Baptist church for many years and was true to her promise.
From the Roanoke Rapids Herald, January 16, 1920
Mr. F.P. Shields Dead
Mr. Frank P. Shields of Scotland Neck, one of the most prominent men in the lower part of the county, died suddenly Friday afternoon, some form of heart trouble causing his death.
Mr. Shields was active in the religious, educational and business interests of his county and State and was a director of the Thomasville Orphanage, The Wake Forest College and Meredith College, a prominent banker and farmer.
Interment was made in the Baptist Cemetery at Scotland Neck Sunday afternoon attended by a large host of friends and admirers from many sections of the state.
From the front page of The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Monday, January 12, 1920
Two Killed By Speeding Machines Saturday Night
Greenville, Jan. 11—Philip Jefferson, 19-year-old boy who was struck by an automobile driven by an unknown driver on Greenville’s principal street, died last night and was buried today. There is no clue to the driver as lights were dimmed and the car was driven swiftly away.
Asheville, Jan. 11—Chester King, aged 14, was killed last night when he was struck by a truck that collided with the rear of a wagon upon which he and another boy were riding. W.B. King, driver of the truck, was arrested and is being held by the police without bond, following the outcome of the coroner’s inquest. The driver, although of similar name, is not related to the accident victim.
From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Monday, January 12, 1920
Mr. Noah Strickland Dead
Mr. Noah Strickland, uncle of Mr. Junus Strickland of this city, and a former citizen of Wilson, passed away at his home in Nash county about 6 miles from Spring Hope at 4 o’clock yesterday, and will be buried this afternoon in the family cemetery near his home.
Mr. Strickland was well known and one of the substantial citizens of Wilson, having resided here the greater part of his life, at the residence next to Mr. James. T. Wiggins on Nash street up to about 15 years ago, when he removed to his farm in Nash county, where he has large real estate holdings.
The funeral occurred this afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Flannigan, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, of which Mr. Strickland was a devout member. The deceased lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, and leaves one sister, Miss Nannie Strickland.
From the front page of the Polk County News and The Tryon Bee, Jan. 9, 1920
Capt. John W. Wilcox
A long familiar figure past from among us here at Saluda, when Capt. John W. Wilcox offered the sudden summons of death on New Year’s night. He had passed a happy evening with the members of his family, and retired early as was his custom, waving a smiling good night to his sons (who have been spending the holidays with their sister, Mrs. Clifford Wilcox) and a new minutes later had passed into the great beyond.
John Wesley Wilcox was born in New Orleans, August 4th, 1840. He served in the war between the states as a member of the Washington Artillery, a famous New Orleans organization. He was marred after the war to Miss Anna Holmes of Charleston, S.C. He is survived by his widow and eight children; Mrs. Louis J. Anderson of Milledgeville, Ga., Miss L. Clifford Wilcox of Saluda, Arthur D. Wilcox of Ensley, Ala., Commander John W. Wilcox of the U.S. Navy, Mrs. Arthur tufts of Atlanta, Ga., and Louis D. Wilcox of Baltimore.
Captain Wilcox followed the profession of engineering for a greater part of his life, having been for years city engineer of Macon, Ga. For a shorter time in his young manhood he operated a locomotive, and in his declining years the great engines that thunder u the grade into Saluda had a peculiar fascination for him, many a summer resident of Saluda having witnessed the sight of a white-haired old gentleman standing near the track at the top of the grade, waving his hat to the man at the throttle of the straining monster as it passed up the road, a symbol of the thought that he has made the grade and passed on to better things.
From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 5, 1920
Mr. H.A. Fulmer Dies in Baltimore
Mr. H.A. Fulmer, well known furniture dealer, died in a hospital at Baltimore yesterday morning at 3:45 following an illness of several months. The funeral will be held from Holy Trinity Lutheran church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. C.R.W. Kegley and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Fulmer was carried to a hospital in Baltimore just a few days before Christmas in the hope that an operation would save his life. He grew steadily worse and for a few days before his death hope of his recovery wad despaired of. The remains were brought to Hickory this morning from Baltimore.
Mr. Fulmer was a successful furniture merchant and was very popular among a large number of friends. He was progressive and courteous and built up a large trade in this section. He was a splendid young man in every respect. Mr. Fulmer was 41 years of age on October 6, last, and is survived by his widow and one son. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.S. Fulmer of Chapin, S.C,, and four brothers and eight sisters. His parents were expected today.
William L. Killian Dead at Newton
Newton, Jan. 5—William L. Killian, one of Newton’s most prominent and beloved citizens, died at the home of his son, Representative J. Yates Killian, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, Rev. P.W. Tucker of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. George W. Wilburn of the Baptist church, Rev. S.A. Ewart of the Presbyterian church and Rev. M.A. Abernethy.
Mr. Killian suffered a stroke of paralysis just two weeks ago Sunday. From the first it was realized that his condition was serious.
He was a member of the firm of W.L. Killian & Sons, who conduct a nursery business near the city He had been engaged in this business for the past 30 years. Before entering the nursery business he taught school in Catawba county. He was educated at Catawba College, this city.
Mr. Killian had been a teacher in the Methodist Sunday school for a number of years and was one of the leading members of the church. His age was 82 years and until two weeks ago he enjoyed fine health.
His is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Allen Barwick of Raleigh and ex-Representative Yates Killian of this place. The interment took place at Startown, three miles from this city, yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock.