Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday's Obituary: Ernest E. Hale

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
17 March 1947


Manassas, Va., Mar. 17 -- Funeral services for Ernest E. Hale, 54, Prince William County dairyman, who died Friday night at his home at Nokesville after a short illness, were held this afternoon at the Valley Church, Nokesville, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hale was the son of the late W. F. Hale and Mrs. Fannie Hale, and had lived in Prince William for 50 years.

Besides his wife, the former Miss Clara Herring, he leaves his mother, two sons, Warren and Ernest, Jr., two brother, Dan Hale of Washington and J. F. Hale, Nokesville, and a sister, Mrs. Kline, Akron, Ohio.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Travel Tuesday:

Alexandria Gazette (VA)
9 December 1867

ROBBERY ON O., A. & M. R. R. - On Saturday evening last, a lady traveller on the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad passenger train, from Lynchburg, was robbed, previous to the arrival of the cars at Manassas Station, by a man named James A. Keys, of Prince William county, Va., who stole her pocket-book from her muff, which she left on her seat while she went to draw a glass of water. The conductor, Mr. Benjamin Pauli, being informed that the theft had been committed, commenced at once to search the passengers, and soon found the missing book in the boot leg of Keys. When the train reached Manassas, Sheriff Gooding, who happened to be there, was informed of the occurrence, and, with the assistance of Charles M. Whittington and Rhody Fewell - as Keys resisted and showed fight - effected his arrest, and carried him before Justice Butler, by whom he was committed to the jail at Brentsville.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday's Obituary: Alice (Atkinson) Bacon

Baltimore Sun
16 July 1903

Mrs. Alice Bacon
[Special to The American]

Alexandria, Va., July 15 -- News of the death of Mrs. Alice Bacon, a former resident, which occurred yesterday afternoon in Prince William county, reached here today. She died suddenly of heart disease. Mrs. Bacon was a sister of Capt. Richard H. Atkinson, of this city, and was 50 years of age. She was the widow of William H. Bacon, a prominent Confederate veteran.

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
22 July 1903

By the Will of the late Mary Alice Bacon, which was admitted to probate in corporation court yesterday, the deceased leaves her entire estate to her mother, Mary H. Atkinson, who qualified as administratrix, with the Will annexed. 

[Mary Alice Atkinson Bacon and her husband, Pvt. William H. Bacon, are buried in Washington Street United Methodist Church cemetery in Alexandria, VA. ~cgl]

Monday, September 11, 2017

Amanuensis Monday: Bond: J. L. Keys and B. W. Storke

Prince William County
Deed Book 52, page 206
7 December 1903

Know all men by these presents that we J.L. Keys and B.W. Storke are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of five hundred dollars to the payment whereof well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents and as to this bond we hereby severally waive our homestead exemptions as to any right, claim or privilege to discharge any liability arising thereunder to the Commonwealth, or by virtue of the office or trust which said bond is given with coupons detached from bonds of this state. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound J.L. Keys was on the third day of November 1903, by the duly qualified voters of Prince William county, elected Supervisor of Prince William County for the term commencing on the first day of January 1904. Now if the said J.L. Keys shall faithfully discharge the duties of his said office or trust then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and effect.

J. L. Keys {seal}
B. W. Storke {seal}

In Prince William County Court, Dec. 7, 1903.

This bond from Keys to the Com. of Va. was presented to the court acknowledged by the obligors and ordered to be recorded.

Teste; E Wilson Clk

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday's Obituary: Gordon Wilbur Storke

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
26 December 1951

STORKE, GORDON WILBUR. On Tuesday, December 25, 1951, at his residence, 4007 37th st. Mount Rainier, Md., GORDON WILBUR STORKE, beloved husband of Mary Fletcher Storke, father of Mrs. Helen A. Allison, Melvin Gordon and Edward Worth Storke, all of Washington, D.C.; stepfather of Mrs. Kathryn Schemanski of Oakland, N.J.; James W. Pizzarelle of Decatur, Ill., and Harry M. Pizzarelle, Mount Rainier, Md.; brother of Arthur C. Storke of Washington, D.C.; Worth H. Storke of Manassas, Va.  Services at the S. H. Hines Co. Funeral Home, 2001 14th st. n.w., on Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m.  Interment Woodbine Cemetery, Prince William County, Va.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Amanuensis Monday: Agreement between Milstead and Ives

PWCo Deed Book 23, page 302
Agreement: Milstead and Ives
2 February 1856

Whereas a difficulty having arisen in relation to the boundary lines between the respective lands of Isaac Milstead and Reubin Ives in the County of Pr. William & state of Virginia and the said Milstead and Ives being desirous to settle and adjust the same want this present writing witnesseth that for divers good causes for and in consideration of the object intent & purposes herein before mentioned, the said Milstead and Ives have mutually agreed to and with each other after having had their respective lines surveyed to fix and establish forever the following boundary lines between their lands aforesaid.  

Beginning at a small white oak on the west side of a road thence N 35°  11 poles to some stone sin a large hollow stump & several distant marked pointers thence N 13° 50 uc 73 ½ poles to an old marked Spanish oak now dead on the east side of said road  corner to said Milsteads thence N 1.47 & 66 ½ poles to a white oak marked on the west side of said raid a corner to said Milsteads and Ives and the land of Mer. John Finch and it is further covenanted, stipulated & agreed between the said Milstead and Ives that hereafter should either of them or their heirs or any person or persons acting through or by their consent, will and liberty of the said Milstead or Ives, in disregard of the agreement and contrary to the intents & purposes herein before mentioned, commit any manner of trespass upon the land beyond the line or lines above described & established by claiming title to and taking possession thereof or enter suit in law to recover the same, the party upon whose tract such trespass shall have been made or suit entered as aforesaid shall forfit and pay to the advised party or his heirs the sum of one hundred dollars.  Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeable set their hands & affixed their seals this the first day of August in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & fifty three.

Reuben Ives {seal}
Isaac Milstead {seal}

In the clerk’s office of Prince William County February 2d [1856]

This Agreement Milstead & Ives was acknowledged by the parties thereto and admitted to record.

Teste, P. D. Lipscomb, clk  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday's Obituary: Annie (Williams) Lipscomb

Alexandria Gazette
10 April 1857

At her residence in Brentsville, after a brief but severe illness, on Sunday, the 5th of April, Mrs. ANNIE LIPSCOMB. It is painful to record the death of an esteemed friend, but when that friend filled the station of a devoted mother, and a useful member of, and example to society, sad indeed, is the duty and heart rendering to think of the anguish of those from whom such a blessing has been removed. It is useless in our society to speak of the superior worth of our departed friend; her body has returned to its kindred earth, and her spirit to the God who gave it--yet she will long live in the memory of the many who loved her, and the recollection of her virtues be cherished by the friend who offers this small tribute to her memory.

[Per PWCo death records, Ann Lipscomb was the daughter of John and Jane Williams.  She died at age 57 on 3 April 1857 of pneumonia. ~cgl]