Race and Place Newspapers

Richmond Planet

Newspaper Information
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Date of Publication: June 17, 1893 (Saturday)
Frequency: Weekly
Article Transcripts

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Column 02
From Charlottesville

Transcript of Article

Mr. Jno. Williams, who lives near Woolen Mills and has been sick about two years, unable to walk, was baptized the 1st Sunday in this month in the Rivanna River. A hack was driven into the water. He was taken out and sat in a chair. Rev. Alexander Truatt baptized him.

Miss Mary Faucett and Mr. Harris of Catersville, Md., were married last Thursday evening, 8th inst., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. R.B. Hardy perform the ceremony. They left Friday for Catersville, Md.

The Martha Washington Tea Party met with much success Thursday evening, under the management of Mrs. Logan.

Mrs. Susan Winn, the wife of Mr. William Winn a very worthy and well known colored gentleman, died suddenly Saturday morning, 10th inst. She went about her work at the usual hour, but was taken ill in a few minutes, and before the doctor arrived she was a corpse. She was a member of the Silver Brook Fountain, United Order of True Reformers. Her funeral took place on the 11th inst., from Ebenezer Church. Rev. A. Truatt officiated. A large crowd turned out.

Mr. J.T. Brown, of Pittsburgh is in the city at this writing visiting Misses Jackson.

Mr. Ezell, of Bloomfield, N.J., is in the city visiting friends and expects to leave for Warm Springs ere long.

Mr. Robert Kelsor left for Norfolk, Va., this A.M.

The concerts given at Ebenezer Church last week were very successful.

Rev. L.B. Goodall expects to go away to spend three months.

Mr. R.F. Brown is very sick. He sits up very little.

Miss Annie Brackett, who has been teaching in Florida, came home last week. She is looking well.

Miss Nannie L. Brown's school closed at Stony Point last week. She narrowly escaped being killed by a train on the V.M.R.R. while crossing a tressel. The very moment Mr. Lewis pulled her in safety on the side of the tressel the train ran by.

Mr. Sam White and wife are in the city stopping at Mr. Kelsor's.

Everybody who owes the for Planet please pay for it at once.

Summary of Article
This article reviews several events occurring in Charlottesville during the past week. Perhaps the most interesting news item was Miss Nannie L. Brown's narrow escape from being killed by a passing train. At the moment before impact, Mr. Lewis pulled Miss Brown out of the path of the oncoming train, saving her life. There was also a brief note concerning the funeral procession for Mrs. Susan Winn.

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