Last week, my friend, Shannon Brock sent me a couple of death notices that she thought pertained to my family. I’m not sure about one of them, but the following is definitely the death notice for my kin, Alfred B. Stuart. He was great, great-grandfather to my cousin Monique and my great-grandmother, Josephine Burton Ford’s brother. Here is the transcribed death notice as it appeared:
Times Picayune, Thursday, October 4, 1928:
STUART – On Wednesday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock. ALFRED B. STUART, beloved father of Mrs. Lillian Boyd, Mrs. Temple Smith of New York, one sister, Mrs. Viola Battle of New Orleans, LA. Remains to be shipped to Ocean Springs, miss., Thursday morning, October 6, 1928 at 11 a.m. via L. & N. R.R. Funeral services Thursday afternoon 3 p.m. at St. James Church, Ocean Springs, Miss. Los Angeles, Cal. papers please copy. Arrangement by the Geo. D. Geddes Undertaking Company.
The next week, the family published this follow up:
Times Picayune, Wednesday, October 10, 1928
WE TAKE this method to thank our many friends, both white and colored, for the beautiful floral offerings, kind words and loving care during the illness and death of our beloved brother and father, ALFRED BURTON STUART who died October 3, 1938.
The bereaved family,
MRS. VIOLA BATTLE, A SISTER, MESDAMES TEMPY SMITH, LILLIAN BOYD AND BERTHA S. RICE, DAUGHTERS
Thanks again, Shannon for connecting us with more important family documents to help us in our research.