Holly Springs, MS
Friday Morning, October 21, 1870
Died, at the residence of her father, Benj R. ROOK, living near Early Grove,
Marshall Co, MS, at 6am Sunday October 16, 1870, Mrs. Martha Emily, wife of Wm
C. McALEXANDER, age 36 years 1 month and 18 days. Obituary notice next
W. T. LEWIS has removed his Grocery Store to the stand formerly occupied by
Turner H. LANE, on the west side of the square.
Tonight at Fenelon Hall, the gentlemen of Holly Springs, will give a Party
complimentary to our talented and popular townsman, Jas H. Watson, Esq. and his
beautiful and accomplished Kentucky bride. The occasion will be one of pleasure.
Friday Morning, October 28, 1870
Of Mrs. Martha Emily, wife of W. C. McAlexander, and daughter of Benj. J.
Rook who died at her father's residence near Early Grove, Marshall county Miss,
Sunday, Oct. 16, 1870 aged 35 years, 1 month, and 18 days. The deceased
was born in Tennessee, and was brought in her infancy to this county in 1836.
She made a profession of religion about 15 years ago, and attached herself to
the Missionary Baptist Church, of which she remained a zealous and consistent
member. She was a faithful follower of the Savior. She left two
little girls, her husband, father, mother, brother and sister to mourn her
death. She was a kind and affectionate wife, a dutiful and affectionate
mother, an obedient and loving daughter, and a tender sister. She always
extended a helping hand to the needy and suffering. Though she had been
afflicted for upwards of three years - confined most of the time to her
room and bed - yet she bore her afflictions with fortitude and patience.
She died perfectly resigned. None, except her husband and children realize
the extent of their loss. Yet they should not grieve, for she was taken by
the Redeemer, "We know that our Redeemer liveth."
Whereas letters testamentary upon the estate of William Rook, late of
Marshall County, deceased, were granted to the undersigned, by the Chancery
Court of said county at its October term 1870. Now therefore all persons
having claims against the estate of the said decedent are hereby notified to
present the same and have them registered within the time and upon the terms as
by law required, or the same will be forever barred. R. T. Briggs,
Administrator & c. Featherston, Harris, & Watson, attorneys
Friday Morning, November 11, 1870
Office Superinie-Dent of Agencies
Universal Life Insurance Co
Holly Springs, November 1, 1870
R. T. Briggs, Esq., Administrator on Wm Rook's estate
Dear Sir:-Enclosed I hand you check for $1000 in payment of policy issued to Wm.
Rook, insured in the company I have the honor and pleasure of representing.
I tender to his bereaved mother my heartfelt sympathy, and although deprived of
her son's counsel and support in her declining years, it is nevertheless
gratifying to me, to be instrumental in conveying to her this, his last ken of affection and love. I am, Very Respry, Yours, Sam'l
I. Knight, Supt.
November 1, 1870
Samuel I. Knight, Esq., Sn. Agencies for Universal Life Ins. Co.
Dear Sir:-You will please accept and convey to the officers of the Universal
Life, my thanks for the promptness they have shown in the payment of the
thousand dollars insurance on the life of Wm. Rook. Although Billy, young
as he was, just blooming into manhood, scarcely launched upon the sea of life,
was suddenly taken from our midst, it was not without leaving through his wisdom
and forethought, his last mark of affection for his aged mother. Wishing
you and your noble company abundant success, I am, Yours, Very Respfly, R. J.
Briggs, Admr & c.