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From: "Yancey, Dennis J" <>
Subject: FW: Bartlett Yancey Womack Obituary (1897)
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:24:39 -0500
From: Rick Frederick [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 1:21 PM
To: Yancey, Dennis J
Subject: Bartlett Yancey Womack Obituary (1897)
My sister, who lives in Caswell County, North Carolina, was going
through an old trunk that belonged to our maternal grandmother (Pearl
Virginia Smith Moorefield) and came upon a number of old newspaper
clippings. I am reviewing them, transcribing some and scanning the
remainder. I will share with you the ones relevant to the Yancey family.
Below is the 1897 obituary of Bartlett Yancey Womack (grandson of
Bartlett Yancey, Jr.). If he was only 36 when he died, I have his life
dates wrong (12 Oct 1856 to 24 Mar 1897).
However, I took the dates from his tombstone:
Thus, he would have been 40 years old, and the newspaper must have made
I also have in my notes that he was married to Mary (Mamie) Mebane, and
find it odd that the obituary does not mention her. She predeceased him,
and may have died in childbirth along with the infant child.
Mr. B. Yancey Womack died at his home near this place last Wednesday
morning after a painful illness of about five months, leaving a devoted
mother Mrs. A. E. Y. Womack, and brother Mr. T. P. Womack and sisters
Mrs. L. M. Neal and Mrs. J. W. Wiggins Jr. and numerous other relations
to mourn his loss. He was a loving and affectionate son and brother and
loyal friend. His mother said he was the best of sons and had never
given her a saucy word since he was a very little boy. That he had many
true friends is shown by a large crowd with tear stained eyes at the
funeral and burial. He bore with patience all his afflictions and died
trusting in his God. Death was a great relief to him. May the loving
healing hand of God be placed upon all of the family and comfort them in
the time of sorrow. He was 36 years old at his death. He was buried at
the family burying ground at home. Rev. N. B. Campbell conducted the
funeral and burial services. His remarks were sweet and comforting.
Source: Newspaper clipping in the possession of the Caswell County
Historical Association. However, the name of the newspaper is unknown.
Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Jr.
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