|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1848|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 22, 1898|
Mrs Susan Stroup, aged 44, mother of the deceased wife of SH McGary, youngest son of the editor of the Age, died at 20 minutes before 5 o'clock, Sunday morning, May 22nd, 1898, at the McGary residence in this town, and in the afternoon of the following day her remains were laid to rest beneath the shade of the trees in our beautiful burying ground.
Deceased came to Wallisville three or four weeks ago, hoping that our balmy, bracing bay breezes would restore health; but the fell destroyer (consumption) claimed her - and her stay with us was brief. She came here a stranger to all save the family of the writer, but was soon made to feel that - in the good Samaritan sense - all were her neighbors, for all were sympathetic, kind and attentive; and all followed her remains sadly to their last resting place; and gentle hands placed sweet flowers on her grave. Mr HR Wallis read the beautiful Methodist burial service and offered up an impressive prayer - and sweet, sad voices sung a requiem.
She was a Christian woman - and lived a Christian life and died in the Christian faith - and her friends feel now the comforting assurance that she last rest in the boxom of her God.
-Wallisville Age 5/25/1898
"BB Stroup was a Sergeant of Company D #5 Infantry, State Troops. He served in the War Between the States. After the war, he stayed in Brooksville, Mississippi. Susan Giles Kirk lived in Meridian, Mississippi, when the Union Army marched through, setting fire to all the homes. Somehow, she moved in with the Stroup family. BB's first wife Savanah died when her youngest baby was a year old. Susan was already living with the family, helping take care of the children. About a year after his first wife's death, BB and Susan were married. He was much older and it was probably a marriage of convenience for both of them. They had two children, a daughter, Lida, then two years later a son, Reeder. After BB died in the 1880s, the first set of children were so ugly and mean to her that Susan moved to Bryan, Texas, with her two children. When daughter Lida contacted consumption, Susan nursed her daughter until her death. She also became ill and, in 1898, went to Wallisville, Texas, where Lida's husband's parents were living. She died there, May 22, 1898, and is buried in an unmarked grave. Forty-four years of age. Described as tall and thin with an olive complexion."
-granddaughter Tat Oxford
B B Stroup (____ - 1880)*
Lida J Stroupe McGary (1871 - 1897)*
Reeder Manning Stroup (1875 - 1928)*
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Feb 22, 2009
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