|Birth: ||Apr., 1853|
|Death: ||May 17, 1950|
Per an article in the Times Post, Houston, Miss., dated April 27, 1950. He celebrated his 97th birthday the previous Thursday. It says he was born and reared in Chickasaw county, Mississippi. It says he and his second wife were married Feb 12, 1926 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
Printed in the Times Post , Houston, Mississippi dated May 18 1950
Uncle Billy Harrington Dies Here
On Thursday, April 20, W A (Uncle Billy) Harrington celebrated his 97th birthday.
A devout Christian and a long resident of Houston he had many friends who came to pay their respects and bring him presents.
For a long, long time the doors of the First Baptist Church in Houston never opened unless Uncle Billy was there.
He was there for Sunday School, and he was there for church.
In his later years, when his hearing began to fail him, he would sit closer to the front. In Sunday School, he was always a champion of the Bible, and not matter who might be teaching, Uncle Billy never hesitated to interrupt and straighten them out.
Up until several years ago when failing health forced him to remain indoors, Uncle Billy could be found on the front row of the Baptist Church, and his right hand could be seen cupped to his ear. He was always a very close observer and an attentive listener.
It was about 7 o'clock Wednesday night that the end came.
He had been in failing health for several years.
It was all that his beloved wife and others could do to restrain him from attempting to go to Sunday School and church. After all Uncle Billy had been going to Sunday School and church for more than 75 years. It was a habit—a good habit—and habits can't easily be broken up.
He died at 7 Wednesday night.
First word this newspaper had of his death came at about 8 when the phone rang, and someone said that –"Uncle Billy is dead."
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Arrival of a son, Charlie of Tulsa, Okla., is awaited.
Services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church and the pastor, the Rev. D D Satterwhite will be in charge.
Born and reared in Chickasaw county, Uncle Billy had been twice wed.
He and his recent wife were married in Memphis on Feb. 12, 1926.
Frances Vanhorn Harrington (1868 - 1955)*
Maude Harrington Hearn (1880 - 1917)*
Houston (Chickasaw County)
Created by: LHamilton and BHamby
Record added: Jan 28, 2009
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