WHP Jenkins

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inland when he was two years old his pa-serviees pa-serviees days ! rents moved to the horn which lm oc paper is , an the Dr. Last m deer, in the always club un in not week- in are she her that in all On the has has the ladies most been author informed bald-headed the and last to i and i . . j nisi i axle HON. W. II. P. JENKINS. ; DIED AT HIS HOME ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH. Served His County in Many Respon- Respon- sible Positions Has Been Promi- Promi- nent in AH Granville Affairs. The people of Granville county and many friends all oyer the State, will learn with sorrow of the death of Hon. Win. II. P. Jenkins, which occurred at his home in Brassrield Township at 6:15 p. m., Friday, . January 24th. Mr. Jenkins was the son of John Wilson Wilson Jenkins, and Fannie A. M. Peace, his wife, and was bom in Southern Granville on the 3rd day of May 1830, cupied to the day of his death. The panjnts of Mr. Jenkins being poor, his educational advantages were limited. I Jo attended the common senools of the neighborhood and after-he after-he after-he became 11 years old he spent three sessions at the Franklinton Academy umler Prof. B. S. Richardson. He was a diligeat student, an omniverous reader, with a retentive memory and made up for much of the lost opportunities opportunities of his boyhood. He then taught school for 8 years at Mt. Energy and continued his, studies until'his health became impai-ed. impai-ed. impai-ed. In the exciting cam paign of 1800, he was nominated for the Legislature ou the Democratic ticket with S. H. Cannady aud C. H. K. Taylor against Col. James S. Amis, Col. L. C. Edwards and J. A. Bullock, on the Whig ticket and was elected, much of the success ox the Democrats being ascribed to the t-Ioquence t-Ioquence t-Ioquence of the.", youthtui Jenkins. Owing to his frail. aciixf-A aciixf-A aciixf-A a constitution ne iim not fntpr i the arm', but was appointed one of the j Tithing xlgents of the Confederacy fori this county, and rendered efficient service service to the Government. After the war he returned to the farm and, on November 12th. 186P, married Miss Piety Winfield Allen, and hrought. her to the old homestead, where they lived in comfort and happiness happiness until the end of his day?. There were horn to them nine children; of whom Robert L., Cora, Irene, who married married Wm. E. Moss and Fred Stanley, are dead, and Joseph Peace, Fannie G., Viola Winfield, wife of N. H. Faucet Faucet te, Beatrice A., William H. M., and Allic Lou Allen, together with their mother, survive. In early life Mr. Jen kins joined the Masonic Lodge at Mt. Energy and, after after that Lodge was moved to Creed-moor, Creed-moor, Creed-moor, he transferred his membership to Franklinton and attended as often as his advancing years would permit. He always took great interest in educational educational matters and, for fourteen years was Superintendent of Public Schools of the county and, with the limited means at his command, accomplished much good. In 1900. against his earnest protest, he was nomina'ed to the legislature and elected by a large majority. He took an earnest, active part in the campaign and his eloquent appeals to the people to stand together and reap the benefit of the white supremacy amendment added added many votes to the ticket. In the legislature he was the only member who had been a member prior to the Civil War. Jle served on the committees of counties, cities and towns and education, education, devoting most of his time and work to the latter. He wielded much influence in the House, and his speeches on education and divorce attracted much attention. In fact, the latter speech was said by many competent judges to have been the most eloquent address delivered in the hall nf the ' T - House of Representatives in a genera . TT , i c turn, lie had a most wonderful coin- coin- , mand of language and his diction was singularly pure and striking. During the session he, by special request, deli deli veredseveral add ressesat prayer meet- meet- 1 At " il. .1 - JJ..1 "JS a,lu ouier gauierings mat auueu mucIi t0 llis reputation for eloquence and pathos. It was remarkable that MRS. MARY DAVIS DEAD. SHE WAS IN THE 84th YEAR OF HER AGE. Aunt of Mrs. Furman, Mrs. Flem - J ing, Dr. Hays and Grandmother of Mr. Ka! Hoieman. ,. Unable to stand, at her advanced age, a severe attack of the grip, Mrs. Mary Davis died at her home near Hargrove, in her 84th year, at 4 o'clock in the morning of the 27th., and was buried Tuesday- Tuesday- afternoon at 8 o'clock, the Rev. J. E. Wool and the Rev. C. W. Robinson conducting the funeral services. Mrs. Davis, who was Ik-hi Ik-hi Ik-hi March 13th, 1824. lived in Ox ford at the old Hay's home place prior to her marriage to the late Mr. James Davis, who died about 18 years agp. She was the aunt of Airs. II. O. Fur-rjan, Fur-rjan, Fur-rjan, Mrs. Katie Fleming and Dr. B. Iv.Hays, of Oxford; Mr. F. B. Hays, of. Ne'-York, Ne'-York, Ne'-York, and Mr. J. W. Hays, of Petersburg, and the grandmother of M r. Hal Holeman.of Ox ford. These were the children of Mrs. Davis: Mrs. Arm a Michaux, Mrs: Rosa Holeman, Mi's. Sallie Michaux, Mrs. Kizie M.Migum, Mrs. Mary Stem, Messrs Willie, John and James Davis. She leaves two surviving sisters; Mrs. Puttie .Frest, of 'Massachusetts, and Mts.-Moriaii Mts.-Moriaii Mts.-Moriaii Harris, of Henderson. i;in the days of her youth, Mrs. Davis was a noted belle. Before her mar-rfage.. mar-rfage.. mar-rfage.. she joined Geneva church with which "institution she has held a life membership-, membership-, membership-, and was beloved for her Christian spirit and kindly disposition. True and Tried. National- National- 13an of Granville is .r austx-t austx-t austx-t -ijai -ijai i k$og busin ess ..4?: in-ttiil- in-ttiil- in-ttiil- in-ttiil- its branches. It is a strong bank w hosts facilities permit it to grant the best possible service. Naturally it will be very much interested in new accounts which may come to it at this time, and assure you that everything possible will be done on its part, not only to make the account a satisfactory one, hut to assist you so far as lies in its power in the upbuildiug of your business. one, possessed of so few advantages in youth.should have acquired such a vocabulary vocabulary of pure, unadulterated English. English. To show the strong impressiou made by him on his fellow members, when he returned on a visit to the session session of 1903, he was invited to a seat on the floor and, when he came forward, forward, was received with tumultuous applause. He was a devout Methodist, having joined the church 30 years ago and at" tended nearly 'all conferences, both quarterly and state, up to tho declining declining years of his life. He kept up his interest in state and church matters to the end and, even so late as July 1(J07, at the urgent request of the County Board of Education, he accepted a position position on the School Committee of his district and, by his wise suggestions and advice, did much good for the cause of education. Some years ago he met with a painful injury caused by being thrown from a buggy and was confined to his home for several months. He bore his suffering with patience and fortitude, but was never robust again. A short while ago he was attacked with pneumonia and his enfeebled system could not withstand ft. Despite the most careful and skillful skillful medical attention he succumbed to the disease and, amidst his loved ones and friends,he passed over the river to await their coming and welcome them on tiie other shore; His voice and his influence were ever for high ideals and right living, and his friends and the community do not yet realize what a loss they have met with. The simple, unostentatious life of a good man is an incalcuable foice which is often not appreciated until he is gone. But it lives on and on to bless not only those wTith whom he came in contact, but others to whom it has been transmitted. "May he meet the reward of the faithful. He was buried with Masonic honors on Sundajr, the 26th of January.in the midst of a great gathering of friends and neighbors, Rev. N. E. Coltraine officiating. A. W. GRAHAM.

Clipped from Oxford Public Ledger31 Jan 1908, FriPage 1

Oxford Public Ledger (Oxford, North Carolina)31 Jan 1908, FriPage 1
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