1903

From the Baltimore News, Friday, January 30, 1903:
Submitted by Shelly

Stromberg - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Agnes Stromberg, who died last Monday, took place
yesterday at her late home, 1713 Beit Avenue.  A requiem high mass was
celebrated at St. Mary of the Sea Catholic Church.  (The remainder of this
obituary is cut off my copy, but could be obtained from the Baltimore
library.)

Womble - The funeral of Dr. Pembroke M. Womble, who died early this morning at his
home, 1532 Bolton Street, will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The services will be conducted by Rev. William M. Dame, rector of Memorial
Protestant Episcopal Church, assisted by his son, Rev. W. Page Dame, and
interment will be made in Greenmount Cemetery.  The active pallbearers will
be the employees of Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, funeral directors, and the
honorary pallbearers will be Drs. George Miltenberger, J.M.T. Finney, Walter
W. White, Charles H. Riley, E.F.  Milholland, Samuel T. Earle, Omar B.
Pancoast, and Messrs. Wallace Stebbins, William Lanahan, James B. Smallwood,
E.L. Bartlett, George R. Willis, V.J. Brown and Eugene H. Bantz.

Dr. Womble's death was due to a complication of diseases and the infirmities
of age.  He had been ill since January 1 last, and the end was not unexpected
by his family.  He was born on January 28, 1827, at Smithfield, VA.  His
father, John Womble, was one of Virginia's most prominent and influential
citizens.  His mother was Alice Mitchell, daughter of Colonel Mitchell of the
British Army, who was exiled for his part in connection with the Emmet
insurrection in 1798.

Dr. Womble's parents moved to Richmond, VA, in the year 1831, where Dr.
Womble received his early education at a private school.  He afterward
entered the University of Virginia, graduating in 1845, and then studied
medicine at Jefferson College in Philadelphia.  Taking his degree in 1847, he
then attended the Specialty College of Diseases of Women and Children at
Philadelphia, and completed his course the following year.  Dr. Womble came
to Baltimore in 1848 and associated himself with Prof. John R. Dunbar, and
was one of Baltimore's first physicians to make a specialty in his
profession.  The doctor had one of the largest practices in this city up to
the time of his retirement, which took place in 1884 on account of heart
trouble.  Since then he has lived in private.  In 1849 he married Miss Amanda
J. Chappell, daughter of John G. Chappell of this city.

Dr. Womble was a steward for a number of years of the Old St. Peter's
Protestant Church, Sharp and German Streets, and subsequently became a member
of the Memorial Protestant Episcopal Church, Re. Wm. W. Dame, rector, of
which he was a member at the time of his death.  In politics, he was a
lifelong Democrat, but never held any public office, being of a retiring
disposition.  His jovial and entertaining manner made him hosts of friends.

He left a widow and two sons: Mr. Pembroke M. Womble, Jr., and Mr. Robert B.
Womble, with J. Hilles & Co.; also two granddaughters: Miss Emma Grace Wilbon
and Miss G. Nellie Womble.

(Portrait included with obituary.)



From the Baltimore Sun, Saturday January 31, 1903:

Morris - The funeral of Dr. John Morris, physician, philanthropist and expert in
mental diseases, who died Thursday morning at the City Hospital, will take
place this morning at the Cathedral, where a low mass of requiem will be
celebrated at 9 o'clock by Rev. William T. Russell.  The honorary pallbearers
will be Drs. William H. Welch, John W. Chambers, George J. Preston, Thomas S.
Latimer and Samuel C. Chew. (The remainder of this obituary is cut off my
copy, but could be obtained from the Baltimore library.) (There is another notice from the next days paper below)
 

Ridgeley - The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Ridgeley, widow of James. L. Ridgeley, who died
Wednesday last at the age of 83 years, took place yesterday afternoon from
her late home, 1224 North Calvert Street.  Rev. B.F. Devries, pastor of Mount
Vernon Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated.  Interment was made in
Greenmount Cemetery. (The remainder of this obituary is cut off my copy, but
could be obtained from the Baltimore library.)



 

From the Baltimore Sun, Sunday February 1, 1903:
Also see above

Morris - The funeral of Dr. John Morris, the noted physician and writer of medical
subjects, who died Thursday morning at the City Hospital, took place
yesterday morning.  After a short service at the hospital, the body was taken
to the Cathedral, where a low mass of requiem was celebrated at 9 o'clock by
the Rev. William T. Russell.  The honorary pallbearers were Drs. John W.
Chambers, George J. Preston, Samuel Chew, William H. Welch and Thomas S.
Latimer, Judge John Upshur Dennis and Messrs. James R. Wheeler and Henry P.
Hynson.  The body was then taken to Calvert Station and placed aboard a train
for Lancaster, PA, where it was interred.  Henry W. Jenkins & Sons had charge
of the funeral and furnished the active pallbearers.

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