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April 22, 2008

Obituaries of brothers Joseph C. Williams and
William P. Williams
of Lunenburg Co., VA

Submitted by Jim Dillard

A brother of Patty Jane Williams Fowlkes:

DOD: 11/7/1902

Joseph C. Williams, III
CHASE CITY, VA. November 3.-(Special.)-Mr.. Joseph C. Williams, traveling salesman for C. W. Antrim & Sons, of Richmond, has been very ill with fever at his home near Chase City. This will explain to his friends in Virginia and North Carolina why he has not called on them.
Mr.. Williams is held in the highest esteem by the entire community, and sincere hopes are entertained for his recovers.

Joseph C. Williams DEAD
Mr.. Joseph C. Williams, traveling salesman for C. W. Arthur & Sons of Richmond died from a complication of ailments at his residence near here yesterday evening. He was 45 years old and leaves a widow and four young children. He had an extensive acquaintance and was a man of high character, enjoying the confidence and esteem of all classes of people. A gentleman of attractive demeanor, kind impulses, generous and warm hearted, he had and held many sincere friends, and his death is greatly deplored.

The 1880 Census Lunenburg shows Jos C. Williams 23, clerk in store and Alexander Williams 16, brother.

Patty Jane Williams brother -

William P. Williams
Died in Lunenburg county, VA at the residence of the widow Couch. March 17th, Wm. P. Williams in the twenty-first year of his age, of typhoid pneumonia. He professed religion in 1872, and joined Mt. Zion church; he was a very consistent member. He had every attention that two good physicians could give, and many kind nurses. He leaves an aged father and mother, several brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss.
Gone, gone, loved one
Gone from our home;
God hath received thee
In they youthful bloom.
-A Friend


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