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An Unexpected Death 1893
Mrs. Annie White
contributed by Pattie Snowball March 9, 2006
Hinds County Gazette 1893
An Unexpected Death.
Mrs. Annie White, widow of the late Capt. B.S. White, died suddenly at her home in this place about 7 o’clock. Wednesday evening, June 21st. Since the death of her husband, who was killed at Clinton in October, 1891, while endeavoring to arrest two escaping burglars. Mrs. White has been rapidly failing in health. Ten minutes before the summons came, she was seated on the front gallery, and, falling to the floor in a swoon, was tenderly carried to her room, where she expired, without returning to consciousness.
When quite young, she married Mr. Sims, father of W.H. Sims, who fell in one of the battles of the war. About the time of the surrender.
She was married to Capt. B. Sterling White, a member of Cobb’s Scouts, a
Texas company that attained considerable notoriety in Mississippi during the
last years of the war, on account of its daring and persistence in attacking the enemy.
Before affiction came upon her, Mrs. White was of cherry disposition: but
the weight of sorrow broke the spirit of her ambition and destroyed the
happiness that should have been hers. She leaves five children, one the
fruit of her first marriage, and the others of the second.
She was buried this morning, many sorrowing friends following her body
to its last resting place.
Annie Mae Pittman Sims m: May 1864
Benjamin Stirling White Co. H 6 Texas Cav. C.S.A.
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