Death of Mrs. Byah Richardson

From the 29 Jul 1898 issue of the Kinston Free Press

Mrs. Byah Richardson, the estimable young wife of Mr. Dan Richardson, died at her home here today of malarial fever, leaving an infant child only a few weeks old.  She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Hines and Mrs. Alice Hunter, and three brothers, we think, to sorrow with the bereaved young husband.  Dan’s hosts of friends extend sympathy to him, but only those of us who have had a like experience can fully realize what sorrow he is having to bear.  We would not restrain the tears that flow from his anguishing heart; they are the outburst of a stream swollen beyond its capacity, but we bid him resign himself to that to which all mankind are destined, remembering that ’tis Jesus calls, and He doeth all things well.


This version appeared in the 28 Jul 1898 issue:

Mrs. Dan RICHARDSON, of Dover, died this morning at 8:30 o’clock, of malarial fever, aged 19 years. She was Miss Byah HARDY, and a sister of Mrs. W.T. HINES, of Kinston. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The burial takes place tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock at Goldsboro. She leaves a young baby, a grief-stricken husband, many sorrowing relatives and friends, to whom the Free Press extends its sympathy. She was a charming young woman and had many friends in Kinston.


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