Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday's Child: Damewood / Dunnington / Latimer / Washington

Alexandria Gazette – November 10, 1832 – DIED, In Dumfries, Va., after a long and painful illness, in the 10th year of his age, Francis H. Dunnington, of that place. The death of this promising child has left a void in the heart of his mother that time nor the things of this world can never fill.

Alexandria Gazette – July 8, 1842 – On Wednesday, the 22d ult., James H. Latimer, youngest son of Samuel and Charlotte A. Latimer, of Prince William County, Virginia, aged eleven months. The parents mourn the loss of an interesting child, but they have this comfortable assurance, that their loss is his eternal gain; for Christ said: “Suffer little Children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”

Alexandria Gazette – August 11, 1873 – After a severe illness of two days, on the 15th ultimo, in the 9th month of her age, Camelia Lee Washington, infant daughter of William T. and Fannie V. Washington, at Park Gate, their residence, in Prince William co.

Alexandria Gazette – April 17, 1875 – Arthur Damewood, a little ten year old son of Wm. Damewood, living near Groveton, in the upper part of Prince William, was instantly killed on Saturday last by the explosion of an old shell which he was rolling about the yard. It is said the poor little fellow's entrails were entirely torn out, and his body was terribly mangled.

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