Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday's Obituary/Church Record Sunday: 100 Years Ago Today...

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
28 December 1914


Funeral of Preacher of Primitive Baptist Church Held Saturday

Manassas, Va, December 28 -- Elder Joseph N. Badger, seventy-six years old, a preacher of the Primitive Baptist Church, died Wednesday night at his home in Manassas.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Loudoun county.  He was a native of Maine, but had lived in Virginia nearly forty years.  He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage, Miss Margaret Hunton of Virginia; three children of his first marriage Miss Nellie Badger of Philadelphia, Gilbert J. Badger of Rome, Ga., and Herbert J. Badger of Newark, N.J.  and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Curtis of Brunswick, Me.

The funeral of P. L. Stevens of Nokesville, who died Wednesday, was held Friday from his late residence.  Rev. L. R. Markwood of the Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was made at Gainesville.  The deceased was fifty-seven years old and came to this country several years ago from the Province of Quebec.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. L. .B. Stevens, and four daughters, W. H. Burke, Mrs. Lily Whitmer and Mrs. Robert Robertson, all of the Nokesville neighborhood, and Mrs. Ella Martin of Manassas.

Thomas Flannery, eighty-eight years old, who died Tuesday at his home near Bristow, following a slight attack of pneumonia, was  buried in Wilmington, Del.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edward Devlin, who lives near St. Edith Academy, Bristow, and two sons, Edward and John Flannery of Washington.

[Thomas Flannery is buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. ~cgl]

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