Mobile alabama obituaries

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SANDERSON, MR. DANIEL B.
In Mobile, about two weeks since, Mr. Daniel B. Sanderson, one of the editors of the Mobile Gazette, and a few days subsequent, his consort, Mrs. Theodosia W. Sanderson.  [Alabama Courier, Oct. 15, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

SAUCIER, DAVID
Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 25
David Saucier, a prominent farmer and Civil War veteran, of West Pascagoula, died this morning at the age of 69 years. He was born at Pass Christian. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the Dahlgren Guards and served until the close of the war. He was a member of Jackson County Camp no. 1170. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. W. T. Norton of Mobile; A. D. Saucier of Rose and Mobile Register Cecile Sucier. The interment was made this evening in the Gautier Cemetery, Rev. Father B. O’Reilly officiating.  [Daily Herald, October 26, 1910 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

SCHARFF, LEO
Pascagoula Man Dead
Moss Point, July 11.
      Leo Scharff, age 52 years, a prominent Jewish merchant of this city, died at his home here Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 o’clock.
     Mr. Scharff is survived by a wife and his two daughters, Miss Ida Scharff of this city and Mrs. A. Bernstein of New Orleans, also by one brother, Mr. Edward Scharff of this city and Mobile.  [Daily Herald, July 14, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]

SCHROEDER, HENRY A.
Mobile, July 25 – Henry A. Schroeder died today at Narragansett Pier, R. I. in his 62nd year.  He was one of Mobile’s best known and wealthiest citizens.  He was a native of Baltimore and came here in 1838 and engaged in cotton factoring.  The panic of 1837 brought a complete failure, but in the next thirteen years he made another fortune in the same business.  He sided in incorporating the Southern Bank of Alabama and was its president from shortly after its incorporation until the expiration of the charter of the bank in 1880.  He was married many years ago, but leaves no children of his own.  He was very active in church and charitable work, being for many years senior warden of Christ Church.  [Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Aug. 4, 1892 Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

SCOTT, RHODA LUNDY
A native and life long resident of Mobile County died Saturday, December 2, 1995 at a local hospital. She is survived by one son, Robert J. (Spriggy) Scott; three sisters, Winnie Pierce, Ruth Davis and Helen Pierce; one grandson Gene Scott; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 4,1995 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with visitation from 12:00 Noon until service time. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd. Mobile Al. (Mobile Press Register, Mobile, Ala, December 1995 - Submitted by Shirley)

SEMMES, JUDGE OLIVER J.
Judge Drops Dead
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 19. - Judge Oliver J. Semmes, for forty years judge of the city court of Mobile, died here today. Judge Semmes was a son of Raphael Semmes, admiral of the confederate navy.  [Tulsa Daily World, January 20, 1918, Morning Edition, Page 3 - Transcribed BY AFOFG]

SHOTWELL, JAMES L.
In Galveston, Texas, August 21, of Yellow Fever, Mr. James L. Shotwell, formerly of Mobile.  Mobile papers please copy.  [Flake's Bulletin (Galveston, Texas), Saturday August 24, 1867, Volume III, Issue 56, Page 4 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

SIMMONS, MRS. LYDIA
[Died] On Sunday, of the same complaint (editor's note: "Milk Sickness"], Mrs. Lydia Simmons, wife of Mr. Daniel Simmons.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

SIMMONS, DANIEL
[Died] On Saturday last, in Mobile County, of "Milk Sickness" Mr Daniel Simmons, aged about 25 years.  [Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

SKILTON, JOSEPH R.
Joseph R. ''Bud'' Skilton, an electrician and Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died Thursday in a local hospice. He was 76. A native of New York, Skilton had resided in the Mobile area since 1982, living in Chickasaw for about the past three years. Survivors include his children in New York. Their names were unavailable. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, with graveside services at 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Biloxi.  [Mobile Register (AL) - September 27, 1996 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

SMITH, Captain
At Mobile, on the 20th Sept. Capt. Smith, of the schr Martha. [Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 4800, Page 2, October 29, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

SMITH, Miss GWENDOLYN RENEE
Two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, a native of Mobile and resident of 2009 Queens Place, Huntsville, Ala., died in a local hospital Friday Jan 21, 1966, at 4:45 p.m. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, Huntsville; two sisters, Miss Melissa Smith and Miss Judith Ann Smith, both of Huntsville; grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Smith and Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Pierce, all of Mobile, and other relatives.
     Funeral services will be from Higgins Chapel, Monday, Jan. 24, 1966 at 11 a.m., with interment in Pine Crest Cemetery. Higgins Brown-Service in charge of arrangements. (Press Register, Mobile, Ala, January 1966 - Submitted by S. Robertson)

SMITH, MRS. JOHN
Mrs. John Smith was burned to a crisp at Mobile Tuesday by her clothing catching on fire. [Vernon Courier (Lamar County, AL) March 20, 1890]

SMITH, TOMA
At Mobile, Toma Smith, the young sailor who fell from the topmast of the Dutch bark Theodore last week and sustained severe injuries, is dead. [Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, July 16, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

STEWART, CHARLES S.
Accidentally Killed – We regret to learn that Charles S. Stewart, youngest son of our neighbor, Hon. P. S. Stewart, was accidentally killed by the bursting of a cannon near the City of Mobile, Ala., on the 30th ult.  The news reaches us as taken from a Richmond paper, and we suppose leaves very little hope that it is otherwise.  The deceased was well known in our community, and was an estimable young man who was generally beloved.  Great sorrow, especially to his afflicted parents, brothers and sister, is caused by this event. - Carthage Republican.  (The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, May 27, 1863)

ST. JOHN, ERASTUS
Died, on the 1st instant, Erastus St. John, youngest son of Addison and Harriet B. Leavens, aged fourteen months and twenty days. [Mobile Register, Jul. 3, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

STRENGTH, NED
October 17, 2004, Mobile Register
     Ned Strength, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, died Friday at a family home. He was 91.
     Strength was a native of Little River and a resident of Kushla. He attended Shadow Lawn Baptist Church and was retired from National Steel.
     Survivors include one son, Ned Strength of Texas; four daughters, Carley Benton of Texas, Mary Ann Dye of Massachusetts, Linda Gilchrist of Chickasaw and Brenda White of Kushla; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 pm at Gilmer's Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West, where the funeral is set for 10 am Monday. Burial will be in the George Family Cemetery in Saraland.  [Contributed by Jackie Schultes Gordon and transcribed by Dawn Conway.]

STRINGFELLOW, EMMA
Died, in Mobile, on the 23st July 1869, Emma, only daughter of F. H. and Lydia A. Stringfellow.
     Emma, our little daughter, is no more among us - she died 23d July. She was 1 year 4 months  and 22 days old - a short pilgrimage to the grave, yet not the less sure. We shall see our child again; we shall embrace each other on the banks of eternal deliverance, to die no more. Another precious link to bind us to Heaven I would not have served. She is waiting to welcome us home. We shall get there id we are faithful.
   F. H. Stingfellow  [Mobile Register (Mobile, AL), July 25, 1869, Volume II, Issue 152, Page 3 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

SWASEY, CAPTAIN NATHANIEL
Near Mobile, Captain Nathaniel Swasey, master of the sch. Eliza of Boston - also Jas. Hadlock, cook of same vessel. [New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

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