William Robert J.




Son of Green C. Lunsford and Mariah Louise Thompson Lunsford


January 19, 1868 ~ March 3, 1890


Local Newspaper

Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee

March, 1890





It is with a feeling of regret and deepest sorrow that we chronicle the death of our young and promising citizen, W.R. Lunsford.


He died of Typhoid Pneumonia Monday morning at the home of his father, Mr. Green C. Lunsford, living about four miles north of Ripley.


It was only last June That Bob completed the curriculum in Lauderdale Institute, and with boundless expectations, in October, entered the Vanderbilt Medical School, from which he returned a few weeks ago bearing the respects and admirations of all.


But, his bright future is forever shadowed by the darkness of death and the joyous return to mother's arms and dear old home, is thus ultimately eternal farewell, and an everlasting absence in the unknown realms of the great hereafter.


We are sad; but to the bereaved parents we tender the consolations, that they reared to manhood a noble son who perhaps consecrated his life on the altar of earnest endeavor to achieve success, and bring honor to his family.




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