|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1824|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1898|
Fayetteville Observer, Thursday Evening January 13, 1898 Vol. II Number 296
Mrs. Fatima Worth, widow of the late Joseph Addison Worth, died on yesterday morning at her residence on Haymount, in the 74th year of her age.
She came here with her husband in the early fifties, having four children: Albert H.; Miriam, who afterwards married the late Duncan O'Hanlon; John, and Lou, the latter marrying Edwin Anders, of Bladen, and dying a year or two ago. After coming here, there were born to her: Stephen; Kate, now Mrs. Thomas Murphy, of Salisbury; Irene, now Mrs. John S. Moody, of Rockland, Me., and Augusta, wife of N. A. Sinclair, Esq, Mrs. Worth's maiden name was Walker, and her people, of Randolph, were of Quaker origin.
As memory treads the path between this next door neighbor's and the writer—well-trodden these forty years—it finds no places to step over. Her tastes, pleasures and work in life were all domestic; work was to her a pleasure, and she pitied those, too proud, too lazy, or too good to work. Her word about household affairs was authority; an helpmeet was she to her husband, and home and its belongings filled her ideas of wifely duty. Mrs. Worth had full measure of woman's crowning grace. She had as lief wear a fashionable bonnet as serve on a public committee.
Blest with a sweet voice, gentle manners and a kindly heart, the last guest who came to her house (oftimes crowded to overflowing) received as hearty a welcome as the first. Having a keen sense of the ludicrous, she heartily enjoyed a joke, but was never so happy as when giving pleasure to those around her. Her eye fell instinctively upon the weakling, and he or she was sure to receive her delicate attentions. The sick will miss her cheerful presence; the poor will miss her liberal hand.
A useful life has run its allotted race; a sheaf of golden grain, full ripe, has fently bowed its head, and had its rich fruitage first threshed, then garnered by the reaper. And now strong, robust, rugged manhood—hindered in other ways – would pay this feeble tribute to her memory. B. Fayetteville, Jan. 11.
Joseph Addison Worth was the son of David Worth, and a brother of Governor Jonathan Worth, and Barzilli Gardner Worth, a Wilmington, NC businessman. According to one source, J. A. Worth was the agent for the Cape Fear Steamboat Lines, in Fayetteville, NC during 1866-‘7.
Albert H. Worth married Almeda "Meda" Hurt, the daughter of Captain A. P. Hurt and Morgiana C. Erambert of Fayetteville. In 1873, Captain A. H. Worth replaced Captain Samuel W. Skinner as pilot for the river steamer, "A. P. Hurt." Shortly before the Great Fire of Wilmington, in 1886, that destroyed the steamer, "River Queen," Captain A. H. Worth had retired to his plantation on the Cape Fear near Kelly's Cove.
Joseph Addison Worth (1820 - 1893)*
Albert Hugh Worth (1841 - 1912)*
Miriam C. O'Hanlon (1843 - 1901)*
John Milton Worth (1847 - 1902)*
Stephen Gardner Worth (1855 - 1929)*
Kate Kendall Worth Murphy (1857 - 1936)*
Irene Worth Moody (1860 - 1946)*
Augusta Worth Sinclair (1863 - 1930)*
Note: Wife of Joseph A. Worth
Cross Creek Cemetery #2
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Block #7
Created by: Vonna
Record added: Oct 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59477054
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