Obituaries

Submitted by Dan Tapscott

RAPPAHANNOCK RECORD-- KILMARNOCK VIRGINIA-- 20 MARCH 1920 -- THURSDAY TRANSCRIBED BY JOSEPH DAN TAPSCOTT

MR AND MRS J H TAPSCOTT ARE BURIED ON THE SAME DAY--

The remains of Mr. and Mrs. J(oseph) H(enry) Tapscott were laid to rest in the Grace (Episcopal) Church cemetary Tuesday in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and freinds. The services were conducted in Kilmarnock Baptist Church by Rev L D Bass and Rev L R Combs. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and the church was packed to capacity, many being unable to gain entrance to the building

Mr. Tapscott was stricken with paralysis last Saturday midnight and passed away about three hours later. His wife was a victim of a like affliction, being taken before his death but lingering until Monday noon. Both Mr. and Mrs. Tapscott were well known and highly thought of throughout this entire section. He had spent practically all of his life in this county while his wife, who was a native of Middlesex, had resided here since their marraige over thirty years ago.

Mr. Tapscott was in the village late Saturday evening, apparently in as good health as he has enjoyed in years, talking with freinds and shopping. Shortly after his return to his home his wife was stricken and a doctor was summoned; it was after she had received treatment and was apparently easier that Mr. Tapscott went into unconciousness from which he never recovered.

It is said this case, of a husband and wife being buried on the same day is without paralell here in fifty years. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones. The deceased are survived by two daughters, Mrs Walton Brent of Hyattsville, Maryland and Miss Nell Tapscott who resided with her parents here. Mrs Tapscott is survived by two sisters, Mrs. F A Stiff and Mrs John Ferneybaugh both of Loxlies, Va. Mr. Tapscott is also survived by two sisters, Miss Margaret Tapscott and Mrs Pat Elmore.

The active pallbearers were: Messrs Linwood Diller, Albert Noblett, Ryland Norris, E P Williams, Willie Smither, Wilbur James-- Messrs Willie Ward, Cleveland Lewis, W A Eubank, H J Edmonds, Bunxie Haynie, Henry Chase Honorary pallbearers were T S Brent, Sam Eubank, L H Rice, T W Bonner, E M Blake and A B Acree

J H Tapscott was an undertaker according to the 1920 U S Census. His sister's son ran the Elmore Funeral Home after his death. His name was Albin Elmore

 

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