Covington County, Alabama Genealogy Trails


Dies of Typhoid - Death Calls Will Aughtmon at Andalusia. - (Special to The Advertiser) - Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 9--The many friends of Will Aughtmon, 27, of Andalusia, will regret to learn of his death on Wednesday at his home here following an attack of typhoid fever.  The deceased was a loyal member of the Christian church and a devoted son and brother. He was occupied in truck farming on his father's land on the Beasley property.  He is survived by his father and mother and six brothers, the brothers acting as pall bearers at his funeral yesterday.  Members of the family wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the friends of their son and brother who were so kind and sympathetic during his illness and death and for the many floral tributes. 
Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 10, 1922, Transcribed by C. Anthony

Andalusia Woman Dies After Life of Charity - Mrs. I. Berman Buried in Montgomery of Wednesday.
Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 12.--Special to The Advertiser.--Not only the wide circle of friends here and throughout the state, but many relatives and dependant children and adults will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. I. Berman, 42, at a local hospital. Mrs. Berman had been in ill health for a number of years, but her deeds of kindness to relieve want and suffering among dependent people of the Jewish race in the old country and in the United States made her active up to the end.
    Mrs. Berman is survived by her husband, a pioneer citizen and merchant of Andalusia; one son, Sam M. Berman, business associate of his father.
    The body was accompanied to Montgomery by relatives and intimate friends on the Louisville and Nashville train and funeral services were held there Wednesday afternoon.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Berman were held from Leak's Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rabbi A. S. Welsel officiated. Pall bearers were Sam Berman, H. Wafoce, H. Axlrod, M. J. Berman, Nathan Kahn and Fred Solomon. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.  
Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 13, 1923, Transcribed by C. Anthony

OPP, ALA., Jan. 22. – Little Sarah Lois, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brannon, died here at twelve-thirty o’clock today after an illness of only a few hours. This is the fourth daughter that has died in this family in the last few years. Funeral services will be held and internment at the city cemetery tomorrow, conducted by Rev. Mr. Haskew.
  Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Sunday, 23 Jan. 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz

About two weeks ago Mr. Wade Childree, one of the best citizens of Covington, a gentleman of high character and respected of all the good people, was assassinated about 8 p.m. while sitting in his own room and reading the Bible.  He is not supposed to have had an enemy and no cause can be assigned for his murder.  The solicitor has made diligent efforts to ascertain the assassin and failed. The family have offered a reward of $250 and the governor ordered a like reward to be paid by the state for the arrest and conviction of the assassin. 
Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, December 2, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

CONFEDERATE VET KILLED BY HIT AND RUN MOTORIST - (Special) - E. W. DEES, 83, Confederate Veteran, was killed by a hit and run motorist Friday afternoon on the Andulsia - Brewton highway, 11 miles from Andulsia.  Mr. Dees regained consciousness before dying, saying that he had crossed the road to his mail box and was returning to his home when something hit him.  He was picked up a few minutes later by a neighbor and carried to his home, where he died several hours later.  Sheriff H. B. Gantt is working on the case and believes he has a clue which will lead to the arrest of the guilty party. 
(Source: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., November 3, 1928 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

OPP-Funeral arrangements were being completed today for Rev. W. Fuller, 55, Baptist pastor here, who was instantly killed yesterday when his automobile struck a cow and overturned near Luverne, while he was in route to Montgomery. Burial was expected to be made at Newman, Ga., his home. He had lived in Opp the past four years. He was survived by his wife and six children. 
Source: The Cullman Democrat (Cullman, Ala) December 5, 1935 - Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight

HEAD, Dr. W. H.
Dr. W. H. Head was shot and killed at Andalusia on last week by another physician named Jones
. (Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, February 5, 1891 - Trasncribed by Veneta McKinney)

Opp, Ala., May 10 - Mrs. C. E. Maloy, wife of C. E. Maloy, died at her home in Opp yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock.  Mrs. Maloy had been in a low state of health for a long time with a complication of diseases and her death although anticipated by relatives but not so early.  She leaves a husband, one daughter and two sons, all of whom were at her bedside during her last illness.  Her remains were interred at Cool Springs Cemetery about one mile north of Opp today. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery Ala., May 11, 1913 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

ANDALUSIA, ALA., Feb. 29. – A. W. Mathews, a veteran of years, died at his home on Carlton Street this morning. Mr. Mathews came to this city from Chrenshaw county about ten years ago and had been an invalid for several years. He leaves a large family of children the most of whom are married as well as a large circle of friends through this section of the state. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and took great interest in church affairs until his health became so impaired that he was confined to his room. 
Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 1 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Perenot Milligan of Andalusia Dies - Prominent Young Citizen of Covington County Passes Away At Local Infirmary.
    Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 12--Perenot Milligan, aged 24, passed away Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at a Montgomery infirmary after an illness of several weeks. He became ill the latter part of October and was taken to Montgomery three weeks ago. The end had been expected for several days and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Milligan, and his brother and sister, L. M. and Miss Cecelia Milligan all of Andalusia, were with him when the end came, they having been at his bedside for some time.
    The young man was very popular in Andalusia and Covington county, and his many friends mourn his death. He was connected with the Andalusia National Bank at the time of his illness, and had been for the past few years. The remains will reach Andalusia at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and will be taken to the home of his parents on East Three Notch street. Funeral arrangements have not bee announced. 
Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 13, 1921, Transcribed by C. Anthony

Opp, Ala., Nov. 23 - Dr. Thomas Patrick, aged 90 years, died at his home about four miles south of Opp yesterday after several month lingering.  Dr. Patrick was one of Covington county's pioneer citizens and up to a few years ago practiced medicine and conducted a farm near this place.  He had a large connection of relatives many of which attended his funeral service and were at this bedside during his last hours.
      His remains were interred yesterday at his family cemetery which is located about one hundred years from his residence, the Masons having charge of the burial services.  He being a member of the Opp Lodge A. F. and A. M. at the time of his death, a large procession of that body being present. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala. November 24, 1911 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Opp, Ala., Sept 19 - Comer Powell, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Powell, died here today after a short illness with fever.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. D. W. Haskin; interment at city cemetery. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., Sept 20, 1916 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Opp, Ala., May 10 - Jack Richbert, a prosperous farmer living one mile south of Opp, died Thursday night after a short illness of pneumonia, which was the cause of relapse of measles.  Mr. Richbert leaves a large family to mourn his loss, all of whom are near grown.  Mr. Richbert came to this county about four years ago from Pike county and had bought a farm and was just getting comfortably fixed.  His remains were interred at Hickory Grove Cemetery yesterday at 3 o'clock, where a large number of spectators were in attendance. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery Ala., May 11, 1913 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Opp, Ala., Dec. 28 - Mr. Jonah C. Stanley, a prominent citizen of Opp, died here this morning about 9:30 o'clock.  Deceased was married and was about 28 years of age.  He leaves a wife and three small children.  Mr. Stanley was the youngest son of Elder W. J. Stanley a Primitive Baptist preacher and pioneer of Covington County. Besides his wife and children he is survived by a host of relatives in this section.  The cause of his death was typhoid fever. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala. December 29, 1914 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Evergreen, Ala., Aug. 15 - C. S. Thames, a young man who came here from Geneva, Ala., about three months ago, died after a brief illness this morning.  Young Thames's remains were carried to Red. Level for interment.  He was a barber by profession, and his death is supposed to have been caused by eating salmon from a can, which resulted in poisoning. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala, Aug. 16, 1911 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Opp, Ala., Sept 26 - After an illness of several weeks, Mr. B. G. Underwood, a prominent farmer, died here this morning. Mr. Underwood was past 50 years of age, and is survived by a widow and one son and one daughter. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., September 27, 1915 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

George W. Vickery, Andalusia. - Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 12.--Special to The Advertiser.--George W. Vickery, 44, for many years a resident of Andalusia, coming here as a youth from Indiana, died at his home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Red Level, the funeral procession leaving Andalusia at noon.
    Mr. Vickery is survived by his widow and eight children, seven of whom are here. One son who is in the United States navy was unable to get here in time for the funeral services. One daughter, Mrs. Robert Keeffe, of Pascagoula, Miss., arrived Tuesday.
    Members of the bereaved family have endeared themselves to a wide circle of friends here who feel keenly the sorrow which has visited them. 
Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 13, 1923, Transcribed by C. Anthony

Brundridge, Ala., Feb. 5 - (Special) - Micajah L. Watkins, Sr., one of Brundridge's oldest and most respected citizens, passed away here at his home Monday eveing, after an illness of influenza, which developed pneumonia and hastened his death.  Mr. Watkins was born in Covington County in 1847 - 82 years ago this month - was reared in Barbour county, where he married and settled soon after the Civil War.  Later he moved to Pike County where he had made his home for the past 52 years.  He was a devout member of the Baptist Church for many years before his death, which he attended regularly.
    In his going another Confederate Veteran passes away from this life.  He leaves a host of friends to mourn his going as well as many relatives.  Surviving him are his widow, three sons, two daughters, 21 grand children, and eight great-grand children.  His children are Tom Watkins, Andalusia; J. A. Watkins, and M. L. Watkins, Jr. of Brundridge; Mrs. Carrie Hartzog, Louisville; Mrs. Maggie Carroll, Banks.
    Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Church, five miles north of here by his pastor, Rev. W. T. Mims, assisted by Revs. J. B. Tate and J. F. Feagin, of the Methodist Church and his body was laid to rest in the family cemetery.
- (Source: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala, Jan. 6, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)








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