In Memory of Miss Emma Albritton

From Tim Hudson
The Gazette
January 5, 1898

She is gone, but not forever,
We shall meet here bye and bye,
In that bright and heavenly land,
Where the angels dwell forever.

‘Twas sad, the parting,
But she is ever at her rest,
Free from all trials and worries
Of this sinful world.

A truer, kinder one never lived,
A nobler heart one never owned,
A lovelier character one never had,
Than this dear one, who has gone to Heaven,

May our Heavenly Father comfort us,
In this our troubled hour,
For He will hear all our prayers,
Will bear our griefs and give us power. —A FRIEND.

After an illness of several days with slow fever Miss Emma Albritton, daughter of Mr. Enoch Albritton of this parish, died last Thursday afternoon at Natchitoches. Her father accompanied by Dr. J. G. Taylor reached her bedside the day prior to her death, in time to be recognized by his daughter. Miss Emma Albritton had laid aside a small sum of money by teaching for the past few years in the country schools of this parish, with which she intended to complete her education; but, alas! relentless death claimed her as his own and took her young life away. Her remains were brought to Farmerville Friday evening, and laid to rest Saturday in the Taylor cemetery near town. THE GAZETTE extends deep sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends. =====================================================================

NOTE: Emma Albritton (20 May 1870 – 30 Dec 1897) was the daughter of Enoch Richard Albritton (20 June 1843 – 2 July 1917) and Elizabeth Taylor (30 May 1843 – 16 Oct 1922). Emma’s four grandparents were all early settlers of Union Parish. Her paternal grandparents, George Washington Albritton (1810 – 1867) and Sarah Ann Fowler (1823 – 1875), moved to eastern Union Parish in 1847 from Snow Hill, Wilcox County Alabama. Emma’s maternal grandparents, Alexander Marion Taylor (1807 – 1861) and Winifred Matthews (1813 – 1872) moved to eastern Union Parish in about 1841 or 1842 from Lowndes County Alabama. Emma’s great-uncle was John Taylor, the first parish judge of Union Parish. Emma’s father Enoch Richard Albritton served in the Confederate Army during the War Between the States.


Dr. Tim Hudson is the mathematics department head at Southeastern Louisiana and an avid historian on Union Parish. Hudson is a Union Parish native and graduate of Farmerville High School.

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