Obituary for Willie Linthicum (1875-1895)
From the papers of Mary Omahundro Hutt Walker
1895 WILLIE LINTHICUM
When Willie LINTHICUM recently left home to return to school at Fulton, none of us supposed that he would so soon close his educational work on earth. Since 1887 he had come and gone so constantly that we thought of him and his school as naturally connected. To me Willie was an interesting young friend. He came to church, during school vacations, observed closely everything that was done. I repeatedly showed him my text, and at times I would have written conversations with him. In all this he would take the liveliest interest. I was gratified to read in the Missouri Deaf Mute Record of November 19, that "He was conscious until the last, and shortly before he died, in talking with the superintendent, he expressed a willingness to die and his faith in the Savior."
I was physically unable to attend his funeral, but deep and tender is my sympathy with his father, his mother and his sister, now the only living child, Miss Mattie A. LINTHICUM. William Francis LINTHICUM was the son of Thomas J. and Mary V. LINTHICUM. He was born in Lincoln County and died in Fulton at night of Thursday, Nov. 7, 1895, aged 20 years, 2 months and 5 days. He would have graduated from the mute school in June, 1895 [sic], had he lived.
May the GOD of all comfort and give consolation to the sorrowing ones who weep for the departed. -Wiley J. Patrick
My mom told me ( and surely it must be the mother Mary Virginia nee HUTT not the son ) fell into the fireplace from an epilepsy attack and was burned up. Mary Virginia HUTT was a d/o Thomas & Ann Omohundro HUTT and a sister to my grandfather Richard Banks HUTT. Until a few short years ago, I knew where the house had been located on the Cheatham Rd. going into the Cuivre River State Park from Old Alexandria, off Hwy. KK, but the park has changed some and cutting of trees while other areas are changed back to the natural habitat, has confused me. -j.g.
There is a stone at the back of the cemetery at Old Alexandria where all the names are on one stone
Old Alexandria Cemetery
LINTHICUM Thomas J. died May 28, 1909 - no other data
Virginia HUTT - Mar. 23, 1835 - Feb. 4, 1905
Mattie - Daughter Dec. 22, 1870 - Feb. 18, 1906
William -Son- Sep. 2, 1875 - Nov. 7, 1895
Anne C. d. Sep. 6, 1864 - 2 y D/O James W. & Mary A.
Elizabeth M. July 5, 1860 - Feb. 16, 1861]
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by June Groshong, 13 October, 2003.
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