Kinston Free Press
2 Jan 1899
Mr. Francis M. Pittman, of Grifton, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Mr. Pittman was about 70 years old and a member of the M.E. church at Grifton. Mr. Pittman leaves a wife and nine children, one of whom is Mrs. Geo. B. Webb, of Kinston. His remains will be interred at Grifton this afternoon.