John Percy Echols death 1881

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John Percy Echols death 1881 - of the 1 Death op Percy Echols. One of the sad...
of the 1 Death op Percy Echols. One of the sad est duties we have been called upon to perform for many a day is to announce the death of John Percy Echols, son of General Echols, which occuired at Ashland, Ky., on Friday last. The deceased had been clerking for Shan-ahan, Mason & Hone, contractors on the Lex ington and Big Sandy Railroad, and whilst in the discharge of duty, had neen stricken down with ityphoid fever, i Despite the constant attendance ot the best of medical skill and the loving and unremitting ministrations of those near and dear to him, the disease triumphed, and in the first flush j of manhood one of the most gallant and talented of the rising young men of, Virginia was summoned from earth. He was just in his twenty-first year, and the prospect, which a few short weeks ago lay open before him, -was a bright one indeed. Of fine personal appearance, unusual business capacity for his yearsj talents of a high order, and a noble, manly,! generoua disposition, it seemed that fortune, in all that he undertook, had marked him for her own. He was a general favorite. Each" stage of his disease was anxiously watched by a host of friends, old and young, and any intelligence that.came from his bed side was eagerly sought after. When the announcement of his death was made, many were the manifestations of sorrow, and the sincerest sympathies' were extended his stricken kindred so sadly and so sorely afflicted. : The rerhams'reached thfsF city on Saturday, and in the evening were buried from the First Presbyterian Church, Rev.- Dr. Armstrong, of Norfolk, and Rev. E. Baker, , pastor, conducted lhe services. A. large concourse accompanied the remains to their last resting-place in Thornrose Cemetery, j r The following were the pall-bearers : H.JL Bell, jr.; Briscoe Tama, Roger Atkinson, Wm. A. Cushing, W. Gk Kinney, Stnart Baldwin, J. R. Taylor, Ed. Taylor, Willie T. McCue and Phillip Allen. ' "-

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  1. The Valley Virginian,
  2. 26 May 1881, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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