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Obituaries: [1900-1909]
Obituaries Listed by year of death
  1. "Little" Luther Kleckley English (c.1896-Jan 1901)
  2. Mr. Daniel Wilson 'Dannie' Kleckley (04 May 1854- 02 Aug 1907)
  3. Mr. Thomas H. 'Tom' English (25 Feb 1835-01 Sep1907)
  4. Miss Ola Mae English (28 Oct 1888- 08 Apr 1908)
  5. Mrs. Joel Wenel [Permelia Petrona Edge] English (14 Oct 1844-27 Mar 1919)

1. "Little" Luther Kleckley English Obituary
Dates: c.1896-Jan 1901
Parents: Mathew 'Mack' English & Mattie Kleckley
The Semi-Weekly Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan. 12, 1901
Found in "TOWN TOPICS" - Mr. and Mrs. Mack English, Jr., who reside near Englishville, lost their little son, Luther, Wednesday, in a shocking manner. They were at the home of Mr. George Dyess, spending the day, and their children, little Luther among them, slipped away with the other children to play in the cotton seed house. Luther dug a deep hole in the seed, and hid in it from his companions. Suddenly the seed caved in on all sides from above, burying the little fellow several feet underneath. He was unable to extricate himself, and when the children gave the alarm and brought help-, he had lost consciousness. He was quickly pulled out, and in a few minutes expired. His parents are heart broken and the whole community shares with them their grief. Luther was a bright little fellow, the idol of his parents, and there were many bitter tears when his body was laid away in its last resting place.
2. Mr. Daniel Wilson 'Dannie' Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 04 May 1854- 02 Aug 1907
Parents: Daniel Kleckley & Sarah Jane Collins
Spouse: Elizabeth M. 'Betty' English (1868-1940)
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 9, 1907
DEATH OF D. W. KLECKLEY - The death of Mr. D. W. Kleckley, which occurred suddenly last Friday, was a great shock to his many friends. He was one of Oglethorpe's prominent citizens and his death causes much sorrow in the town and county. Mr. Kleckley during the past few years has been in failing health. He never gave up, however, until the final summons came to him as he was walking in his garden. Going into his room, he laid down on his bed and was dead before his family could reach him. His death is attributed to rheumatism, from which he had long suffered, going to his heart. Mr. Kleckley was about 50 years of age and left a wife and two children, his mother, Mrs. Jane Kleckley, who made her home with him, a sister, Mrs. D. P. Coogle of Oglethorpe and a brother, Mr. J. L. Kleckley of near Fountainville. He resided here a number of years, being a cotton warehouseman. He was very popular with the people as is attested by the fact that twice he was elected tax receiver of Macon County, making one of the best officers the county ever had. He was also clerk of the town of Oglethorpe for several years. He was a Mason, the funeral ceremonies being conducted by the Oglethorpe Lodge very beautifully. He was a devoted husband and father, and was true to his friends. He was upright in his dealings and had the respect of all. The funeral in the Oglethorpe Cemetery Saturday morning was attended by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.

3. Mr. Thomas H. 'Tom' English Obituary
Dates: 25 Feb 1835-01 Sep 1907
Parents: Rev. Sampson J. English & Frances 'Fanny' Hardison
Spouse: Eliza Virginia Higgins (1842-1908)
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 4, 1907
DEATH OF THOMAS ENGLISH - In his death, which occurred early Sunday morning, Macon County lost one of its grand old men. Slowly but surely they are passing away. Mr. English died at his home in the English District after a short but severe illness. He lived to a ripe old age. At his next birthday, he would have been 73 years old. He was one of the pioneer citizens of the county, one of five brothers, all honored and esteemed, three of whom preceded him in death. His only living brother is Judge Matthew English, who shares the general esteem in which the English family is held. Thomas English was one of the bravest young defenders of the Lost Cause, and was a life long member of the Primitive Baptist Church, standing high in its councils. He was one of the most useful citizens of the county and was generally beloved. He left a wife, Mrs. Eliza Virginia Higgins English and a family of eleven children, all of whom have grown to manhood and womanhood, emulating his many virtues. They are, Edwin Glover English of Macon, Arris Newton English & Wiley Thomas English and Russell English all of Englishville, William Lafayette English of Bronwood, Henry Seymour English and Quinton Curtis English of Irzigon, Oregon, Albert English of Oglethorpe, Mrs. S. A.[Rosetta Virginia English] Royal of Ellaville, Mrs. H. J. Dyess and Miss Mamie English of Englishville. The funeral occurred at the English Cemetery, near the old home of the deceased. He had requested that the pallbearers be his old soldier comrades and the following laid him away to his last sweet sleep: J. S. Elmore, J. B. Murray, J. L. Kitchens, W. W. Childers, W. W. Dykes and J.W. Pritchard.

Note: Obit also published in The Schley County News; Friday, October 11, 1907 No. 40
4. Miss Ola Mae English Obituary
Dates: 28 Oct 1888- 08 Apr 1908
Parents: Rev. Samuel Jackson English & Mournen Maxie Peacock
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 10, 1908
DEATH OF YOUNG LADY - Miss Ola English, youngest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. S. J. English of the English District of this county, died Wednesday, after an illness of two weeks. She was just budding into womanhood and was one of the most popular young ladies of the county. She was the friend and correspondent of The Citizen: we grieve with her loved ones in her death. About two weeks ago, she was stricken with gastric fever and all that medical skill and loving hands could do, availed nothing. She passed away Wednesday and all who knew her are bowed down with grief. Her remains were brought to Oglethorpe Thursday and at 4:00 o'clock were laid to rest in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
5. Mrs. Joel Wenel [Permelia Petrona 'Amelia' Edge] English Obituary
Dates: 14 Oct 1844- 27 Mar 1909
Parents: Simpson Edge & Evaline S. Penn
Spouse: Joel Wenel English (1845-1914)
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 2, 1909
Found in: Personal Mention Column - Mrs. Amelia [Permelia] English, wife of Joel W. English, died Saturday at her home at Andersonville, after a lingering illness. She was a good woman, esteemed and loved by all. She was a devoted wife and mother, and for thirty years a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She left a husband and five children, all grown to manhood and womanhood, to each of whom the sympathy of a host of friends goes out. The funeral occurred Sunday at Andersonville in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Obituaries transcribed by Davine Campbell and posted here with her permission.
Davine Campbell may be reached at this email: davine(at)alltel(dot)net
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