surnames beginning with A

At 5 1/2 o'clock, the morning of the 9th inst., In the 31st year of her age, ELLEN, wife of James Adams, of this city, and daughter of the late Tarleton Pace of Albemarle county.

The friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend the funeral from her late residence, corner of 6th and Byrd streets, at 10 o'clock, This morning.
                          Ohio and Missouri papers please copy.
from "The Daily Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, July 10, 1857 issue                                               

                                     Henry O. Adams.
Bedford City, VA., March 14-Henry O. Adams died suddenly on Sunday at the home of his parents. He was a son of C. E. Adams and brother of J. W. Adams, of Lynchburg, and E. F. Adams of this place.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Ernest Stevens officiating.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Tuesday, March 15, 1910 issue

Yesterday afternoon, of scarlet fever, OSCAR T., son of Saml. T. and Oterio Allen, aged two years, seven months and one day.

The friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend his funeral, at the residence of his father, on Clay street, near Brooke Avenue, this (FRIDAY) afternoon, without further notice.
                         Washington, D. C. papers please copy.
from "The Daily Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, July 10, 1857 issue

ALLEN.-Died, at her residence, 2216 east Marshall street, December 10th, at 11:45 P. M., after a long illness, Mrs. SUSAN R. ALLEN, relict of Christian Allen, in the seventy-eighth year of her age.
Funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock P. M. SATURDAY, December 12th. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend.                                          
from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Saturday, December 12, 1891 issue

                                                      J. T. Anthony.
PETERSBURG, VA., May 24-Mr. Junius T. Anthony died last evening at his home on Rose street from the effects of a stroke of paralysis suffered several days ago while at work at the Dunlop Tobacco Factory. Mr. Anthony was fifty-four years old, and is survived by his wife, five sons and one daughter.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, May 25, 1906 issue

On Monday morning, the 9th inst, after a protracted illness, ALEXANDER ARCHER*, Esq., in the 51st year of his age, he lived and died a devoted servant of Jesus Christ.
The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend his funeral this (Tuesday) morning, at 10 o'clock, from his late residence in Manchester, without further notice.
from the "Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser, " Richmond, VA., Tuesday, February 10, 1846 issue 

ARCHER.-Died, at his late residence, corner of Ninth and Stockton streets, Manchester, September 13th, at 12:45 o'clock A.M., in the sixty-sixth year of his age, HEZEKIAH G. ARCHER*.
The funeral will take place THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, September 14th, at 4 o'clock, from the residence. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, September 14, 1888 issue

Died, in Manchester, on yesterday morning at 11 1/2 o'clock, Mrs. MARTHA  A. ARCHER*, relict of the late Richard Archer, in the seventy-thrid year of her age.
Her funeral will take place THIS MORNING at 11 o'clock from the Manchester Methodist Church. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, July  10, 1874 issue

This morning, in Manchester, in the 34th year of her age, MARY B. ARCHER*, consort of Alexander Archer. The friends and acquaintances of the family are requested to attend her funeral tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
from the "Daily Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser," Richmond, VA., Wednesday evening, April 3, 1833 issue  

ARCHER.-Died, Wednesday, December 9, 1891, at 10 o'clock, at her home, in Amelia county, Mrs. P. P. ARCHER*, in the eighty-eighth year of her age.
from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, VA., Friday, December 11, 1891 issue  

On the 4th inst., at 6:00 o'clock A.M., Mr. RICHARD ARCHER*, in the 66th year of his age.
The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend his funeral this afternoon, at 2 1/2 o'clock, from his late residence. (Chesterfield County)
from the "Richmond Daily Whig," Richmond, VA., Wednesday morning, November 5, 1856 issue

William C. Archer*, 36 years old, son of the late Dr. Edgar Archer, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock in his home, 1822 Stockton street, of tuberculosis.
Mr. Archer is survived by his widowed mother and one sister, Miss Ethel Archer.
The funeral will take place from Central Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the burial will be in Hollywood.
from  "The News Leader,"  Richmond, VA., Saturday, May 21, 1910 issue, p. 2, c. 1
note: Edgar Archer was his great-uncle.

                                               J. E. Atkinson's Funeral.
The funeral of James E. Atkinson, 73 years old, who died yesterday, will take place from 314 North Twenty-fourth street to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
from  "The News Leader ", Richmond, VA., Tuesday, May 24, 1910 issue

Died, at her residence, at the corner of Seventeenth and Venable streets, at 12 1/2 o'clock A. M., July 9th, Mrs. SARAH F. AUSTIN, consort of the late John L. Austin, and elder daughter of the late Daniel and Emily J. Lyle, in the forty first year of her age, leaving one son, a brother, and sister to mourn their loss.
She was a great sufferer for many years, which she bore with Christian fortitude. She was perfectly resigned to die, though  sad, yet how pleasant it is to know that she died in the faith of Jesus Christ.
Her funeral will take place from her late residence THIS (Friday) MORNING at 10 o'clock relatives, friends, and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
from the "Richmond Dispatch", Richmond, VA., Friday, July 10, 1874 issue  

In this city, on Saturday, 22 inst., Mrs. ARINTHIA P. AYRES, wife of H. Ayres, in the 34th year of her age. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
from the "Richmond Dispatch", Richmond, VA., Friday morning, Feb. 28, 1862 issue 

On Friday, the 17th inst., after a short but painful illness, EVA L., daughter of Wm. T. and Ann C. Anderson, in the fourteenth year of her age.
The funeral will take place at the residence of the family, on Church street, to-day, at 3 o'clock, p. m. the friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.
from the "Daily Lynchburg Virginian", Lynchburg, VA., Saturday, January 18, 1862 issue, p. 3, c. 2   

On Sunday morning last, Mr. REUBIN AUSTIN, attorney-at-law, of Manchester, after a short illness.                                         
from the "Virginia Argus," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, December 12, 1796 issue, p. 3, c. 2  

                                                   Mrs. Martha B. Archer.
NORFOLK, VA., March 24.-Mrs. Martha B. Archer*, widow of Burke Archer, died to-night at her home in this city, aged seventy-four years. Mrs. Archer was a native of Chesterfield County, Va., and had been a resident of Norfolk for forty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. P. Pannill, wife of the assistant health commissioner of Norfolk; one son, Alexander Archer, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Archer, of Waynesboro, Va., and Mrs. M. P. Waggoner, of Richmond.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 25, 1915 issue, p. 3, c. 4  

                                                   Mrs. Alice E. Anderson.
The interment of Mrs. Alice E. Anderson, who died at her home, 209-A North Rowland Street, Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, will be held at her old home in Hanover County this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, February 14, 1923 issue 

                                                           Edmund T. Allen.
PROFFIT, VA., March 23.-The funeral services of the late Edmund T. Allen, who died from a stroke of paralysis Wednesday night, were held at his late residence Saturday at 2 P.M. the services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Temble and the interment occurred at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church near Longwood.  
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 23, 1908 issue, p. 2, c. 6

                                                     Mrs. S. Emma Anspach.
BEDFORD, VA., March 20.-Mrs. S. Emma Anspach died at her home on Peak Street, Monday, following a short illness. Mrs. Anspach was born in Nelson County, Va. in 1842. She was a member of a prominent family, having been the daughter of the late Colonel William Graves, well known in this section of the State. Mrs. Anspoach is survived by one son, S. G. Graves, of Lynchburg, and the following daughters; Mrs. J. Q. Holton, of North Carolina; Miss Virginia Anspach, of Lynchburg; Mrs. J. M. Smith, of Graham, and Miss Emeline Anspach, of Bedford. There is also one brother, Professor C. A. Graves, of the University of Virginia, and several half-sisters.  
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 21, 1923 issue

                                                William Meade Archer.
Funeral services for William M. Archer, 88, who died yesterday at his residence on Hermitage Road, Henrico County, will be conducted this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence with interment in Hollywood.  
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, August 27, 1924 issue, p. 3

                                                         John E. Albrooke.
GREEN BAY, VA., Dec. 20.-Mr. John E. Albrooke, an old Confederate soldier and highly respected citizen, died at his home near the village to-day, after having suffered intensely for two weeks. Mr. Albrooke, who was a native of South Carolina and served through the civil war as a private, but was always on hand wen duty called him to the front. He received  a wound to his leg at Cold Harbor, which ultimately caused his death.
Since the war he moved to this State and located in Prince Edward county. Three weeks ago he was climbing a rail fence to cross over and fell. He was moved to his room, and his condition had been considered critical from the beginning. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. F. W. Berry, pastor of the Disciples' Church here, to-morrow evening. 
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, December 21, 1904 issue, p. 12, c. 7

                                                  Mrs. Lucy Ackerly.
DOSWELL, VA., November 25.-Mrs. Lucy Ackerly, wife of the late S. H. Ackerly and daughter of Levin W. Lane, of Mathews County, died here November 14. She was born in Portsmouth in 1849, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. G. M. Richter, of Norfolk.  
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Monday, November 26, 1917 issue

                                                Mrs. Sarah D. Angle.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 19.-Mrs. Sarah D. Angle, wife of the late B. M. Angle, died yesterday aftenoon at 3 o'clock, at her residence, No. 1401 Grove avenue.  
from "Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch," Norfolk, Va., Thursday afternoon, November 19, 1908 issue

                                                  Dr. Benjamin Atkinson.
Staunton, Va., Nov. 19.-Dr. Benjamin W. Atkinson died here yesterday morning in his 79th year, leaving a wife, six daughters, and two sons. He was a native of Lunenburg county. 
  from "Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch," Norfolk, Va., Thursday afternoon, November 19, 1908 issue

ROANOKE, VA., April 26.-
  Mrs. Sarah H. Abbott, wife of Joseph Abbott, died here last night. She was 63 years old, and was the daughter of the late Colonel Benjamin P. Walker, of Appomattox county. The remains were taken to Lynchburg to-night for interment.                         
from "The Richmond-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, April 27, 1894 issue

                                                           William H. Ast.
  Staunton, Va., March 18.--William H. Ast, son of the late William F. Ast, thirty-eight years old, died last night of pneumonia. Mr. Ast had for a number of years run a collection agency and was also a city magistrate.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, March 19, 1911 issue, p. 6, c. 6
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                                       James T. Abbott.
  James T. Abbott, one of the oldest citizens of south Richmond and a Confederate veteran, died at his residence, 201 East Eleventh Street, at 3:26(could be 5:26) o'clock yesterday morning. Death resulted from a general weakness accentuated by the infirmites of age. Mr. Abbott had just entered into his seventy-third year.
Mr. Abbott was born and raised in old Manchester, and was one of the most public spirited and progressive citizens of the Southside. He always took an active part in civic affairs, and was at the time of annexation a member of the Board of Alderman of Manchester. He also served his community in several other capacities, having been a Police Commissioner and a member of the Common Council for several terms. While a member of the latter body he introduced and pushed to a successful conclusion an ordinance whereby Manchester secured a clear and pure supply of water years before Richmond was able to do so.
For nearly thirty years Mr. Abbott conducted a confectionary store and newstand at 1002 Hull Street. Several years ago he branched out and opened a household and bric-a-brac establishment. Several months ago he relinquished active control of the business, which has been managed by his son, Calvin.
Mr. Abbott was a well known Confederte veteran, having served with distinction throughout the struggle with the Elliot Grays, of Manchester. He was a staunch Baptist, and retained his membership in the Bainbridge Street Church until his death. He had the distinction of being the sole survivor of the choir which sang in the church in the ante-bellum days.
He leaves besides a widow, two sons, James Calvin and Arthur Irvin Abbott, of South Richmond; one brother, Charles Abbott, of Richmond; and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Blanton, of South Richmond.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Bainbridge Street Church. The Rev. James W. Durham will officiate. The burial will be in Maury Cemetery.
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va.,Thursday, April 11, 1912 issue, p. 7

                                                         William L. Ashburn.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., October 7.-Captain William L. Ashburn, of Irvington, died Thursday of hemorrhage, aged sixty-eight years. He was a Confederate veteran, and is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters.   
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va.,Tuesday, October 8, 1907 issue, p. 4, c. 6

                                                           Mrs. Fannie Allen.
FARMVILLE, VA., June 13.--Mrs. Fannie Allen, widow of Benjamin Allen, of Cumberland county, died yesterday morning at an advanced age. She leaves five grown children-B. R. Allen, of Mississippi; R. L. Allen, of Cumberland; O. F. Allen, of Amelia; Owen Allen, of New York city, and Mrs. Mary L. Crowder, of Williamsburg, Va.  
from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va.,Thursday, June 14, 1906 issue, p. 23

ADAMS--Died, at the residence of his parents, 1202 1/2 West Clay Street, FRED OSLEN ADAMS, infant son of Walter P. and Nettie Adams, aged three months.
The funeral will take place WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock. Interment in Oakwood.                            
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va.,Wednesday, July 6, 1927 issue

                                 MRS. MARY H. AMISS.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Oct. 4.--Mrs. Mary H. Amiss, wife of Richard Amiss, died a few days ago in her home, in Morrisville, Fauquier county. She was 80 years old.                            from "The News Leader," Richmond, Va.,Tuesday Afternoon, October 4, 1904 issue

ANDERSON.-Died, July 18, 1900, at her residence, in Essex county, Va., Mrs. SARAH E. ANDERSON, wife of William H. Anderson.
She leaves six chidren, among whom are Mrs. C. H. Hagan, Mr. W. P. Anderson, and Mrs. G. B. Doggett, all of this city.                            
from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Friday, July 20, 1900 issue, p. 3, c. 6

                                                Death of a Good Citizen.
  Mr. B. H. Agee, who died a short time since near Columbia, Fluvanna county, was one of the best citizens of that section. In every relation of life, whether in public or private station, he fully dischaged every trust confided to him. He was the father of  Mr. R. G. Agee, a former  well-known resident of Richmond.  
  from "The Daily Times," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, November 24, 1886 issue, p. 4, c. 2

DIED.-In Amelia, on Friday the 6th inst. Mr. John Archer*, aged 67 years-a distinguished revolutionary character. The concurrent voice of an extensive acquaintance, testify the virtues and worth of this good man.-Petersburg Republican                      
  from the "Enquirer," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, March 24, 1812 issue, p. 3, c. 5

                                                    Mrs. Ann S. Ash.
Alexandria, Va., February 21.-Mrs. Ann S. Ash, widow of James Ash, sixty-five years old, died yesterday in at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence T. Keene, 1047 Queen Street, The body will be shipped to Strasburg, Va. to-morrow for burial.                     
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, February 22, 1912 issue, p. 2, c. 6

ADAMS-Died, at Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, January 5, 1898, Veteran Geo. F. Adams, Company K, Fifty-third Regiment Virginia Infantry, of Charles City county, Va., aged 63 years.
Funeral at Hollywood.
from "The Evening Leader," Manchester & Richmond, Va., Wednesday, January 5, 1898 issue, p. 5, c. 7

Mr. Alexander Aldridge, a native of Virginia, and for many years a wealthy landholder of Surry county, died last evening at Burkeville. Mr. Aldridge was the uncle of Messrs. Charles and John Q. Jackson, of this city. For the past several years he had been residing here. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was seventy years old. His remains arrived here to-day over the Norfolk and Western railroad, and were interred in Blandford cemetery.
from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 30, 1885 issue, p. 2, c. 2
this was under the Petersburg news column

On Friday, at half past 4 o'clock P M, Richard*, youngest child of Dr Edgar and Martha S. Archer, aged two years, eleven months and one day.
from "The Daily Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 1864 issue
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