30 April 2013

Death and Funeral of Mrs. Alfred Jessop (Tombstone Tuesday)

Photo by James Allen
I always like to note when someone's final resting place is different from their location at death. In this instance, the distance between the two isn't awful far, but still worthy of a highlight. There is also a slight discrepancy in the death date, given the dates of the newspaper articles, as well as the inscription on her ledger marker in Rose Hill Cemetery. Did Mrs. Jessop pass away Monday, November 24th, or Sunday, November 23rd? I'm leaning toward the latter.

Columbus Daily Enquirer (Georgia)
Tuesday, 25 November 1913, pg. 1

Funeral Held Monday at Noon and Body Was Carried to Macon for Interment.

Mrs. Alfred Jessop died early yesterday morning at her home, 1531 Fourth avenue. At the time of her death Mrs. Jessop was 61 years old and been suffering for some time with a complication of troubles. Although she had been able to be out a few days at a time, she had not been well for something over a year and [her death was ex?]pected.

The funeral services were conducted yesterday at noon from her former home and the body was carried to Macon for interment. Rev. S. A. Wragg conducted the services and the following acted as pallbearers: Messrs. H. E. Struppa, M. A. Coopk [sic], J. A. Beard, E. H. Waddell, W. L. Williams, and Prof. R. D. Daniels.

She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. A. D. Allen and the Misses Edith and Edna Jessop of this city.

Mrs. Jessop had a host of friends in this city who will mourn her untimely death.
Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
Tuesday, 25 November 1913, pg. 10


The funeral of Mrs. Alfred Jessop, a former Macon woman, who died at her late home in Columbus, Sunday, will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from Christ Episcopal church. Rev. John S. Bunting, the rector, officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill cemetery. The body of Mrs. Jessop was brought to Macon yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from Columbus.

At 11 o'clock this morning, from Christ Episcopal church, will occur the funeral of Mrs. Alfred Jessop, of Columbus, Ga. Mrs. Jessop was before her marriage Clarissa Augusta Benton, of this city, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Benton, who were pioneer citizens of Macon and prominently connected with its early history. Mr. and Mrs. Jessop were married in 1880, and for some time made their home in Macon, later moving to Columbus. The deceased was at the time of her death 61 years old. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Misses Edna and Edith Jessop and Mrs. Aubrey Allen, all of Columbus, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Findlay, Mrs. Juliette DeVries and Mrs. L. E. Mallery, all of this city.

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