|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1874|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1923|
She married John on 9 Dec. 1896.
Some of their children were:
William Archer Sheffield, II: (1898-1934)
John Withers Sheffield: (1900-1989)
Susan Elizabeth Sheffield: (1903-1935)
Lucy Wootton Sheffield: (1906-1993)
1900 Census, Ridgeway, Henry County, Va., p.5:
John W. Sheffield 37 VA married 3 years
Lucie Sheffield 26 VA wife
William Sheffield 2 VA son
Susan Withers 67 VA mother-in-law
Nannie Withers 47 VA (niece?)
Gilbert Cholie 10 VA servant
Mary Cholie 18 VA servant
Clem Cholie 22 VA servant
Henry Bulletin, Martinsville, Virginia, Publication Date: Friday, August 10, 1923:
Death of Mrs. Sheffield
Mrs. Lucy Withers Sheffield, widow of the late John W. Sheffield died at her home near Ridgeway, Wednesday night. The deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters, William and John Sheffield and Misses Susan and Lucy, all of Ridgeway.
Newspaper article found on Microfilm:
News Paper Service, Microfilm Edition of the Henry Bulletin, Back Issue January 1923.
BY: Mann Film Laboratories, Winston Salem, N.C. and Atlanta, GA. Job B-1411, oper. (Operator) M.B.
Henry Bulletin, Martinsville, Va: August 14, 1923:
The funeral of Mrs. Lucy Withers Sheffield took place from the home of the deceased, "The Sycamores", near Ridgeway, Friday afternoon (August 10, my insertion), at 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Service was conducted by: Rev. C.M. Wales, Pastor of the Broad St. Christian Church of Martinsville and interment was in the family Burial Ground. The Pallbearers were Messrs. G.A.Brown, Jno. R. Smith, John W. Gravely, T.G. Burch, J.W. Jones of Martinsville, Mr. William Mitchell, Of Ridgeway. Among the flower bearers were Messers, G.B. Dudley, George L. Gravely, W.H. Gravely, J.W. Booker, Jr., J.W. Carter, Senator W.A. Garrett and Mr. Charles Price, and others.
Appropriate funeral hymns were sung by Mrs. W.H. Shultz, Miss Mary Booker, Mrs. Nellie Lightly, Miss Georgia Griggs, Mrs. Virginia Brown, Messrs. W.H. B(?)urge (Burgs?)and J.D. Sparrow.
Announced in the last issue of the Bulletin, Mrs. Sheffield's death, as announced in the last issue of the Bulletin, which occurred on the 8th instant followed a long illness.
A daughter of the late Alfred A. and Susan Sheffield Withers, she was born in Salem, VA, on Oct.7, 1874 and was therefore a little less than 49 yrs. old at the time of her death. On the paternal side, she was a descendant of the late General Jones W. Sheffield, a Virginian who achieved distinction in...? and was ? including the War of the Revolution. She was also a niece of the late Col. Wm. A. Sheffield, of this County.
She was educated in private schools and in the year 189(?)was married to her cousin John Waddy Sheffield of this County, who died several years ago. Of this union, four children survive: W.A. and John W. Sheffield and Susan E. and Lucy W. Sheffield.
She was a talented woman of an exceptionally fine mind with a loveable and strong character and winning personality, which attracted to her through life many warm friends,(and)won the esteem of all who knew her. She was a loyal and earnest member of the Christian Church and a devoted wife and mother.
Alfred A. Withers (1821 - 1883)
Susan Elizabeth Cheatham Sheffield Withers (1833 - 1903)
John Waddy Sheffield (1863 - 1916)*
William Archer Sheffield (1898 - 1934)*
John Withers Sheffield (1900 - 1989)*
Susan Elizabeth Sheffield (1903 - 1935)*
Lucy Wootton Sheffield (1906 - 1993)*
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61698306
Grandmother, Dear: Thinking of your especially this time of year. I finally found your date of death: Aug.8, 1923. A very sad day for your children. I really appreciated your Obituary write up...it helped me to get to know just a little about you. I kno...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 17, 2015
Grandmother, Dear: Born , OCT.7,1874, what a beautiful time of year to be born. Just like you...this season is filled with beauty and "hope"...your son often spoke of your beauty. I often think of you, especially this time of year. Gone...not forgotten...(Read more)|
Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Grandmother, Dear: My father use to tell me of your sweet, kind ways. Your gentleness carried him through many a storm. Gone..but never , forgotten..thinking of you, today.|
Added: May. 28, 2013