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Rev C. A. Apple of Virginia, wife's obit 1887
Posted by: Ann Robbins (ID *****8473) Date: May 31, 2003 at 22:30:49
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This is not my family but I found this article in the Apalachicola Times May 15, 2003 newspaper and felt someone may be looking for this family. From "Apalachicola Diary" by Jimmie Nichols "On Sept 30, 1887 the Rev Mr. Apple's wife passed away. His heartbreak can be felt even today. The Darling Wife of the Rev. C.A. Apple, Rector of Trinity Church, Alalachicola. She was the eldest daughter of Tno. T. W. & Elvira Davis born Caswell Co. NC on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 1845. Removed with her parents to Walnut Cove, Stokes Co. NC 1857: First met her (future) Husband at her home July 2, 1860. She was then a lovely girl of 15 summers, fully grown (wighing 150 lbs), 5 ft 5 in. tall with long, magnificent, dark brown hair, very large, almon-shaped brown eyes that appeared quite black, when she smiled; her figure was of faultless symmetry; her complexion a matchless blending of the lily and the rose. Her husband (that was to be) was then a college student of 18 1/2 years. They soon were in love; became engaged in Dec. 1861, and were married Nov 9, 1864. both were of families comparatively walthy. The husband had just entered the ministry of a Methodistic Denomination; and so being left poor by "the war," they remained so. They went to live in (Eastern) Virginia (the husband's native state) in 1866, and lived there till 1879, when the family (with 6 children) removed to Tuskegee, Alabama, where Mr. A. was Methodist pastor. In 1881, Mr. A. entered the Ministry of the Church, and took charge of Trinity Apalachicola, at Xma '81. Mrs. Apple, being not quite well, went on a visit to her sister, Mrs. O. P. Borroum, near Bainbridge, GA. Sept 1, 1887. She was there taken ill of Haemorrhagc Malarial fever, Tuesday Sept 20, 1887. She died on the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels at 9:45 P.M. Sept. 28. She was buried in the cemetery at Bainbridge, GA, at sunset Sept 30. The Rev H.B. Stuart-Martin officiated and celebrated the Holy Communion. Her husband, two sisters, and eldest son ("Russell") communicated; the other children (except Maude-the youngest) were at Apalachicola, and could not arrive in time. Mrs. Apple left seven children- four sons and three daughters. She was almost Perfect as a daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, and Church-woman. Never did there live a more lovely or more loveable woman. Never did God make a woman who was a more perfect ideal of what God intended woman to be. her friends loved her; her children idolized her. Human speech has no terms to express the feelings of Him who writes this - Her Heart Broken Husband.

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