Cabarrus Heritage

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Obituaries & Death Notices

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Minnie Ridenhour BOST

Mrs. M. Luther Bost, who lives near Brafford Mill, in No. 11 township, died Monday morning, after an illness of several weeks.  She was married about seven years ago to M. Luther Bost, of No. 11 township, who, with two little girls, three and five years old, survive her.  Before her marriage, she was Miss Minnie Ridenhour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ridenhour, of No. 8 township.   Source: "Concord and Cabarrus County," The Carolina Watchman, 16 February 1910, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( : accessed 22 September 2019).

William BOST

Mr. William Bost, familiarly known as "Uncle Billy Bost," of No. 10, died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.  Mr. Bost was probably 80 or 81 years of age.  For years, being unmarried, Mr. Bost lived virtually alone.  He leaves a large estate, which is disposed of by will.  Mr. Bost, while he lived almost within himself, was a kind hearted gentleman and would help those who were disposed to help themselves.  His remains were interred on Sunday.   Source: "Uncle Billy Bost Dead," The Standard, 9 July 1891, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( accessed 12 February 2020).


Mr. David T. Bostian, one of the oldest citizens of Concord, died four days ago of grip.  Thursday his wife died, after a few days illness, of the same disease.   Source: The State Chronicle, 17 January 1892, digital images, Chronicling America ( : accessed 27 October 2019).

Martha BOWEN

Mrs. Martha Bowen of near Bost's mills, died last night and will be buried tomorrow at St. Paul's church.  Mrs. Bowen suffered from that incurable malady, cancer, located on the hand.   Source: "Death Reigns," The Daily Concord Standard, 17 November 1896, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( : accessed 22 October 2017).


Adam Brewer, quite an old man died Saturday at the residence of W. H. Barnhardt, his nephew.  This is the old man who was struck by the train and badly hurt about a year ago.  He bought his coffin two years ago, tried it to see if it would fit, paid for it and took a receipt.  As it was his special request that no preacher should be summoned at his death, he was buried at Bethpage church on Sunday evening without any funeral services.   Source: "Short Locals," The Standard, 21 March 1890, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( accessed 6 February 2020).


Miss Mary Jane Burkhead died suddenly at Concord, Monday.  She was a daughter of Mr. C. H. Burkhead.   Source: "Death, the Reaper. Still is Reaping," The State Chronicle, 21 July 1887, digital images, Chronicling America ( : accessed 27 October 2019).


Mrs. Ella Burleyson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Parker, of Henderson, and wife of Dr. L. N. Burleyson, of Concord, died March 21st at Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Va., from the effects of an operation.  Her mother, Mrs. Parker, joined the grieved husband in Richmond and accompanied the body to Concord for burial.   Source: "Talk of the Town," The Gold Leaf, 24 March 1904, digital images, Chronicling America ( : accessed 27 October 2019).


Fred Lee Burnett, sixteen-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Z. L. Burnett, died at the home of his parents at the Hartsell Mill Sunday morning at 9 o'clock.  Funeral services will be conducted by Henry Blackwelder and burial will be made in Union county.  The child died after a brief illness of five days.   Source: "Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Died Sunday," The Concord Daily Tribune, 3 August 1925, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( : 13 September 2019).  


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