The death of Mariah Dunston Talley.

Wilson Daily Times, 18 November 1913.


In the 1900 census of #12 Township, Cabarrus County, North Carolina: at Scotia Seminary, Mariah Dunston, 19, student.

In the 1910 census of High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina: at 102 Beaman Street, Marshall A. Tally, 32, state Sunday School missionary; wife Mariah E., 29; daughter Marshalle O., 21 months; and son “Baby,” 3 months.

Marshall Lee Tally died 28 April 1913 in Wilson, of measles. Per her birth certificate, she was born 3 March 1908, and was 4 years, 11 months old. She lived at 110 Pender Street. The informant, Dr. Frank S. Hargrave (or his proxy) did not spend much effort filling out the rest of the form, describing her mother as unknown and the birthplace of her father, Rev. M.A. Tally, as unknown.

Mariah E. Talley died 18 November 1913 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 9 September 1880 in Wake County to Calvin W. Dunston and Mary A. Mathews; was married; and lived at 201 Pender. M.A. Talley was informant. She was buried in Raleigh, N.C., [at Mount Hope Cemetery.]

Rev. Talley was remarried two years later to Fannie C. Anthony of Weldon, N.C.

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.

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