Marriages, Deaths, and Other Items of Interest from

The Magnolia Gazette

14 December 1872 - 31 December 1880

The Magnolia Gazette was founded in 1872 and published weekly in Magnolia, Pike County, Mississippi. In addition to the marriage notices and obituaries published in the paper during this time period, information concerning deaths and other items of interest was often mentioned in a column titled "Local" column and later "Local Matters" column. Many of the items below are from these columns.

The "Local Matters" column also contained mentions of persons visiting relatives in the area, trips taken by local residents, new businesses, the removal of residents to other locations, etc. Only information regarding deaths and a limited number of other items of interest are included below. These excerpts do not include notices to creditors, some of which were concerning the estates of deceased persons. Researchers may want to consult the microfilmed issues for additional references to their families.

Many issues of the newspaper for this time period were not included on the microfilm and I assume these issues did not survive.

Extracted from: Magnolia Gazette (Magnolia, Miss.:1872), Magnolia, Pike County, MS, 1872: Dec 14 - 1885: Feb 19, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Microfilm #00006001.

Saturday, December 14, 1872

Obituary - Mrs. Nancy Gibson died in Magnolia, Miss., on the 19th of November, 1872, of pulmonary consumption, after an illness of six months. [A lengthy eulogy followed. The following are excerpts from that eulogy.] Nancy  Raiborn married Dr. W. N. Sandell ca 1852. Their son James Sandell is now living in Magnolia. Dr. Sandell died in 1859 and Nancy Raiborn Sandell married Mr. C. C. Gibson in 1860. She has left him three children - two daughters and a son [not named]. The eulogy was written by her Pastor [name not given].

Saturday, December 21, 1872

Died - At her residence in Magnolia, Miss., at six o'clock a.m., Thursday, December 19, 1872, Mrs. Martha A Nash, in the 27th year of her age.

Saturday, January 4, 1873

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, January 2, 1873, by Rev. Wm. Hoover, Mr. James C. Lamkin, of Holmesville, and Miss Kaloolah Hurst, of Summit, Miss.

Died - In Magnolia, on Tuesday, December 31, 1872, at one o'clock, a.m., Col. L. L. Marshall.

[Died -] In Holmesville, on Wednesday, January 1, 1873, at six o'clock, a.m., William McCusker.

Saturday, January 18, 1873

[Local column]

Found Dead - We have been informed that Zed McGee, colored, was found dead, on the side of the road, somewhere near Holmesville, one day this week. An inquest was held over his body, and the verdict was that the deceased came to his death by intemperance.

Saturday, January 25, 1873

[Local column] Her Britanic Majesty, Victoria, Queen of England, has become a subscriber to the Magnolia Gazette. Thanks to Her Royal Highness.

Friday, February 7, 1873

Married - In Summit, on Wednesday, February 5, 1873, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. Mr. Otkin, Mr. Wallace W. Quin, of Holmesville, to Miss. Cordelia M. Williams of Summit.

Friday, February 14, 1873

Married - In Osyka, Miss. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 1873, by Rev. Father Schuttelbofer, Rector of St. James and other churches, Mr. Jules Lavisson to Miss E. E. Orr, both of Magnolia, Miss.

Died - In Magnolia, Miss., at fifteen minutes after 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning, February 11, 1873, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Mikey, in the 35th year of her age.

Died, at the residence of her son, J. H. Packwood, at China Grove, Pike county, Miss., on Monday, February 3, 1873, Mrs. Catherine S. Packwood, in the seventieth year of her age.

Friday, April 11, 1873

Married by W. C. Harrell, Justice of the Peace of Osyka, at his residence in said town, on Sunday the 6th inst., Mr. P. C. Clark to Miss C. A. Glennisson, both of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, April 25, 1873

Married - At Conerly's in Pike county, Miss. on the evening of April 17, 1873, Mr. Charles Smith to Miss Laura Rushing, both of this county.

Friday, October 31, 1873

Married - At the residence of Dr. William Jones, Osyka, Miss., on Sunday, October 26, 1873, by Rev. W. E. Tynes. Mr. Morgan T. Kuykendall of Summitt, Mississippi to Miss Sarah M. Addison of Osyka, Mississippi.

Friday, November 7, 1873

Died - At his residence in Osyka, Miss. on Monday Nov. 4th, 1873, James Roark, aged 50 years and 17 days.

Friday, November 14, 1873

Married - By Rev. H. P. Lewis, November 6, 1873. Mr. Nelson Magee to Miss Useba Jane Hall, both of Pike county.

[Married -] By Rev. H. P. Lewis, November 5, 1873. Mr. William J. O'Quin to Miss Mary E. Hall, both of Pike county.

[Married -] By Rev. H. P. Lewis, October 30, 1873, Mr. R. Wesley Barr to Miss Cathren O. Allen, both of Pike county.

[Married -] At the Magnolia Baptist Church, on Thursday afternoon November 6, 1873 at 7 1/4 p.m. by Rev. W. E. ______ Mr. Geo. W. Curleit (?) to Miss Mattie C. McMurray, both of Magnolia, Mississippi.

[Married -] On Thursday November 6, 1873 at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. W. H. Roane, Mr. Andrew J. Lazar to Miss Virginia T. Quinn, both of Pike county.

Died - In Osyka, Miss. October 26, 1873, after a short illness, Amanda Adelaide Spencer, age 24 years - wife of Capt. E. A. Gatlin.

Friday, November 28, 1873

Married - At the Baptist Church, in Magnolia, Miss., on Thursday evening November 20, 1873 by Rev. W. E. Tynes, Mr. John T. Hord to Mrs. M. A. Joyner, both of Magnolia.

Friday, January 2, 1874

Married - At New Iberia, La., December 23, 1873, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. R. W. Micou, Mr. Robert H. Cage, of Magnolia, Miss., to Miss. Mary M. De Valcourt, of New Iberia, La.

Friday, December 19, 1879

[Local Matters column]

Mr. J. P. Williams and Miss M. A. Whittington were married in Summit a few days ago.

We learn from the Summit Sentinel that Mr. Picket Runnels died in Summit on the 13th inst.

Mrs. L. M. Quin, died at Dr. W. M. Wroten's residence, in this place on Thursday, December 11, 1879.

Friday, January 30, 1880

Died - At the residence of G. W. Dickey's, near Chatawa, January 26, 1880, at 5 o'clock p.m., Miss Mollie Raborn, aged 18 years and 7 days.

Friday, February 6, 1880

[Local Matters column]

The oldest record in the chancery clerk's office of Pike county dates back to June 5, 1816 when James Y. McNabb was clerk. This state was then a territory.

Friday, April 9, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Miss Maggie Andrews died in McComb city last Tuesday and her remains were brought here for interment...last Wednesday Rev. J. C. Graham performed the funeral service.

Friday, May 28, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Rev. H. F. Johnson, D. D., of Brookhaven, will preach the funeral sermon of David Sandell, in the Methodist Church, at this place, on the first Sunday in June, at 11 o'clock a.m.

An old colored woman, known as Aunt Emily, died very suddenly last Sunday. An inquest was held over the body, and was decided that the deceased came to her death from effects of heart disease.

Friday, July 2, 1880

[abstract] Mr. E. P. Stanton departed this life on Saturday the 26th inst. at 9:00 a.m. He was born in Virginia and came to this state forty-five years ago. [A lengthy description of the funeral service followed.]

[Local Matters column]

We have been informed that a young man - Mr. Fitzpatrick, of McComb City, committed suicide last Monday by taking strychnine.

Friday, July 16, 1880

Married - In Magnolia, on Thursday, at 8:30 o'clock p.m., July 16, 1880, at the residence of the bride's father - Capt. Wm. M. McNulty - by Rev. L. Schofield, Mr. R. Y. Statham, Jr. and Miss Panthea McNulty, both of Magnolia.

Tributes of respect to E. P. Stanton by the I. O. O. F. and Masons.

[Local Matters column]

We learn from the census taker of the third district, in this county, that there are 102 persons in that district by the name of Brumfield and 103 persons by the name of Holmes.

Mr. J. F. Fry and Miss Nancy Wells, both from Louisiana, were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock, in the Chancery Clerk's office, by Capt. S. A. Matthews, who is a J. P.

Friday, September 10, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Mr. Quinea Lewis, who lives near Homesville (sic), a pensioner of the War of 1812, was in town last Saturday. He is 87 years old, and was 19 when he entered the army.

Friday, September 24, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Mr. D. W. Forrest, an old citizen of this county, died last Friday, at his residence, about twelve miles from this place.

Friday, October 8, 1880

[Local Matters column]

We regret to announce that Mr. John H. Lenoir died last Monday.

Mr. P. C. Carey died very suddenly at McComb City last Monday morning.

Friday, October 15, 1880

Died - On the 26th of September, 1880, in Pike County, Cecil George, infant son of David C. and Annie Walker.

Friday, October 22, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Mr. John Ellzey, an old citizen of this county, died a few days ago, in the eighty-fifth year of his age.

Friday, November 12, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Mr. Peter A. Quinn, an old and well known citizen of this county died suddenly at his residence near McComb City, on 7th inst.

Friday, November 19, 1880

[Local Matters column]

Mrs. Johnie Drake died very suddenly at McComb City, last Saturday afternoon. She was taken with congestion at 3 o'clock and died at six.

Friday, December 10, 1880

[Local Matters column]

We regret to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Dicks, of Summit, lost two children within the space of a few days...

We regret to announce that Capt. _____ Atkinson, one of the firm of Warren & Atkinson, of New Orleans, died last Tuesday night at Summit. The deceased was a brother of Mr. William Atkinson, a merchant of this place.

Mr. W. L. Varnado, of Osyka, and Miss Emily Brooks, of New Orleans, were married in Osyka a few days ago.

Friday, December 31, 1880

[Local Matters column]

We have been informed that Mr. S. Bergold and Miss Brooks of Osyka were united in the holy bonds of matrimony a few days ago.

Transcribed by Sue Wright. Copyright 1999.

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