Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: James R.Sullivan

Manassas Democrat
October 5, 1911


Stricken Preparing for Church

End Came Sunday Night -- Funeral Yesterday at Woodbine -- Postmaster and Merchant at Canova

While preparing to go to church, James Sullivan, 70 years old, a prominent citizen of Prince William county, was stricken with paralysis in his home at Canova last Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock.  He died shortly after 8 o'clock Monday night.  The funeral was held from Woodbine Church yesterday afternoon.

James R. Sullivan joined the Prince William Rifles, Company F, of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry and served faithfully with the company to the surrender at Appomattox, and was twice wounded.  He was made corporal and afterward sergeant.

Mr. Sullivan was postmaster at Canova, where he conducted a general merchandise store.  He had been a resident of Prince William county all his life.  Mr. Sullivan is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Russell, and  by two grand-children, at Canova.  His wife died nine years ago.

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