ASHEVILLE, N C, April 6-
Capt S F Venable, superintendent of Buncombe's pubilc school's, died yesterday afternoon at 4:30, at the Clarence Baker Hospital, Baltimore, of cancer of the stomach. Capt Venable had been ill for several months. It was at first thought that the trouble arose from a wound which he had received during the Civil War, but an operation several days ago revealed the fact that the soldier and educator was suffering from cancer..
Capt Venable was born in Virginia 73 years ago and came to Asheville in 1878, where he established the Asheville Military Academy. After successfully conducting this institution for a number of years he retired to farm life, with the hope that the open air exercise would be beneficial to his fast failing health.-
The Durham Sun (Durham, North Carolina) · Tue, Apr 7, 1903 · Page 4