|Abraham Watkins Venable + Isabella Alston Brown|
This morning at eight o'clock Abram W Venable breathed his last at the home of his father, Maj TB Venable, in this city. He came to Oxford a week ago from South Boston, Va,where he had resided for the past several years. He had just left a bed of sickness and was on the road to full recovery, it was thought. He suffered a relapse shortly after arriving here and took to his bed, but no one dreamed that the end was so near, and his death was a surprise and an awful shock to his family and the community.
He was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He was one time drillmaster and professor at Horner & Graves Military School at Hillsboro. He was editor of The Torchlight in the zenith of its popularity, and later he edited the News of Oxford. In recent years his attention was turned to insurance business, and as a special agent of the Washington Life Insurance Company he was signally successful.
He was a grandson of and named for the late Hon Abram W Venable, one of the msot gifted Representatives in Congress our State ever had.
The funeral sevices will take place at the residence of his father at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. The services will be conducted by Rev Joseph Rennie and Rev J S Hardaway, after which the body will be carried directly to the Cemetery for burial.-The Day Oxford, NC May 5 1890 Pg 1
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