Monthly Archives: August 2013

Virginia Whitmore, Halifax County, NC, died October 11, 1882

October 19, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 2nd column) DIED–Oct. 11th, 1882, near Scotland Neck, Halifax county, Mrs. Virginia Whitmore, aged 70 years and 4 days. Her remains now rest beneath the beautiful shrubbery … Continue reading

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Thomas Harriss Burned by Hot Lye, NC, 1882

October 19, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 1st column) BURNED–Little Thomas, son of Mr. _ E. Harriss of this place, was quite badly burned last Monday, in a pot of hot lye. He was … Continue reading

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Former Postmistress, Mrs. Spruill, NC, died 1882

October 19, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 1st column) We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. R. H. Spruill, which sad event occurred at her home near this town a few days … Continue reading

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Eula Knight Leaves NC to Teach in VA, 1882

October 5, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 4th column) Under OUR ENFIELD LETTER section Miss Eula Knight left last week to accept a school near Suffolk, Va.

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Death of Mrs. Roscoe Wilkins (aka Nina Mercer Wilkins), NC, 1882

October 5, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 4th columns) Under OUR ENFIELD LETTER section This community was shocked this morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Roscoe Wilkins, which sad event occurred at … Continue reading

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Wagon Drives Over Little Sledge Boy, Seems Okay, NC, 1882

October 5, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 3rd column) OUR ENFIELD LETTER A little son of Mr. Sledge fell off a heavily loaded wagon at Moseley’s mill and the wheels passed over his abdomen. … Continue reading

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G. W. Bryan Appointed Freight and Ticket Agent, NC, 1882

October 5, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 1st column) The large brick warehouse will be completed in about two weeks. It will be the largest warehouse on the W. & W. Railroad, except the … Continue reading

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