Obituaries - 1903

John D. Hubbard, a prominent farmer, died suddenly this morning at his home five miles southwest of Iuka. Heart disease was the cause.

Mr. Hubbard was father of Mrs. A.J. Modlin of Corinth.

January 1903 (This is from Prentiss County)

DR. N.B. WARREN Booneville, Mississippi, January 15th. After a short illness of pneumonia, Dr. N.B. Warren died at his home in Marietta, this county, yesterday afternoon. Deceased had been a citizen of Prentiss County for many and a practitioner of medicine in this section. His funeral will occur tomorrow.

January 1903


A Distinguished Citizen of Booneville Passes Away.

Honorable B.A.P. Selman died at his home in Booneville this morning at 1 o’clock. His death was sudden, the particulars of which we have not learned. The funeral services and burial took place this afternoon. Mr. Selman was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and two daughters. He was widely known throughout the state, and especially in North Mississippi was he a familiar figure, beloved and respected by all. He was a lawyer of brilliant attainments and ranked with the foremost of his profession in this section. He was an influential and progressive citizen, taking a leading part in all the affairs of citizenship, whether of local, state or national interest. He had been repeatedly honored by his countrymen with the trusts of political and social preferment, and always distinguished himself by a faithful discharge of duties and a brilliant, talented execution of all matters performed. Corinthians knew him well and loved him, and the announcement of his death is received with genuine sorrow.

January 1903


Miss Mary Bynum, daughter of Mrs. Annie Bynum, of Booneville, died yesterday at South McAlister, Indian Territory. The remains were received here today and will be carried to Booneville where they will be intered tomorrow. The deceased was well known in Corinth. She was reared at Rienzi, and later moved with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Bynum, to Booneville. She received her college education at the I.I.&C. at Columbus, and afterward became a member of the faculty of that institution. She was devoting her life to educational work, for which she was so admirably adapted. She was an untiring, enthusiastic worker, and possessed the talents and elements that made her efforts meet with pronounced, notable success. Sociably, hers was a kindly, congenial spirit; her circle of friends was wide and those who knew her loved her, and rendered to her the courteous respect due a lady of refinement and gentleness of heart. On account of ill health she retired from her college work; then, thinking the trip would be beneficial, she accepted from the government a position as teacher in the Philippine Islands. Her health continuing to fail, she soon returned to this country and stopped for a time at Los Angeles, California, where she was joined by her mother, and later they came to South McAlister.


Miss Nannie Irwin, aged 43 years, died yesterday, and her remains were interred in Henry Cemetery this morning.

The nine months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevenson died last night, and the remains were interred this afternoon.

Miss Minnie Doche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Doche, died last night. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, at the residence by Rev. Austin Crouch, and the remains will be interred in Henry Cemetery.

March, 1903


Miss Della Hensley, daughter of Dr.Hensley, near Wenasoga, died this morning, aged 20 years. The remains will be interred Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Holly Church cemetery.

March, 1903


The readers of The Corinthian will be deeply pained and shocked to learn of the death of Hon. Sam P. Allen, which occurred at his home in Booneville last night. He was stricken with apoplexy at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and died at 9 o’clock that night. He was 49 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. The funeral services, we understand, took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Allen was a prominent man in North Mississippi, and was held in loving esteem by all who knew him. He ranked among the leaders of the bar, and had large and powerful influence in social and political affairs. His influence and his efforts always tended toward the higher order of things, for the betterment of society and his fellowman. He was a moral and an honest man-and when that can be truly said of a man, volumes of laudations in behalf of his character would add no more.

He was a congenial and lovable character, and his personality was felt and appreciated at home and wherever he went. He was a brother of Hon. John M. Allen and possessed those inimitable traits of humor and convivality that are so well known and so thoroughly enjoyed by a very wide circle of friends. It is with the sincerest sorrow that we chronicle his death. He was a friend highly prized; he was in loving touch of friendship with so many that his demise will be learned with a feeling of sadness that comes with the loss of one bound by sacred or closer ties of kinship. May his soul rest in peace.

March, 1903


Tupelo, Miss. March 24th. E.M. Carroll, for many years a resident and prominent businessman of this place, died this evening at 6 o’clock of Bright’s disease. Deceased had many friends who will regret to learn of his demise.

April 1903
Mrs. Hubbard, wife of Jim Hubbard, Jr., died last Thursday at her home east of town after a long and painful illness with consumption.


Iuka, Mississippi, April 8-John D. Hubbard, a prominent farmer, died suddenly this morning at his home, five miles southwest of Iuka. Heart disease was the cause.

Mr. Hubbard was father of Mrs. A.J. Modlin of Corinth.

MRS. MARTHA E. ADAMS (Memphis News)

After a long illness, Mrs. Martha E. Adams died at the home of daughter, Mrs. W.E. Love, 1129 Union Avenue, yesterday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock. The deceased was 68 years old. Besides the daughter in this city she left a daughter, Mrs. C.J. Reese, in Baltimore, Maryland, and a son, J.B. Adams, in Mississippi.

Mrs. Adams was formerly a resident of Corinth, but for two years had made her home with her daughter here. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

The remains will be shipped this morning to her former home for interment.

The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. J.H. Felts; and the remains were interred in City Cemetery. The deceased was a resident of Corinth for many years and was known and appreciated by the community for her many amiable Christian virtues and qualities. Her death causes sincere regret in Corinth.

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