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David Gaston "D. G." Worth
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1831
Asheboro
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1897
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

"The Wilmington Messenger" Wilmington, NC Tuesday, 23 November 1897

There passed from life unto death on Sunday night at 11:15 o'clock, at his residence, 411 South Front Street, Mr D. G. Worth, one of Wilmington's most prominent citizens and leading business men. After a long and painful illness he passed away in the 66th year of his age, leaving a devoted family consisting of a sorely bereaved wife and three sons, Messrs. Charles W Worth, member of the firm of Worth & Worth, Dr George C Worth, a Missionary at Wusih, China, and Mr James S Worth, Deputy Collector of the Port of Wilmington.

David Gaston Worth was the only son of the late Governor Jonathan Worth and was born at Ashboro, Randolph County, NC in 1831, and consequently was in the 66th year of his age.

He received a collegiate education and graduated with distinction at the University of the State. After leaving college, he embarked in the turpentine business for a brief period, until 1861, when he came to Wilmington, which he made his future home.

In 1865, he formed a copartnership in business with the late N Green Daniel, who is so favorably remembered by our citizens, under the firm name of Worth & Daniel, for the transaction of a general commission business, which proved eminently successful and which continued up to the time of Mr Daniel's death, when the present firm of Worth & Worth was organized. Of the successful business career of that firm it was not necessary to speak, it is known of all men as being one of the most conservative and one of the staunchest business houses in North Carolina. And it owes its success in a great measure to the activity, the unfailing energy and untiring industry of him whose departure we are now called upon to mourn, for he devoted all the powers of his active mind to make it what it is now.

....He was for some years, President of the Produce Exchange of this city and succeeded the late Hon. R R Bridgers as President of the Navassa Guano Company, which latter position he held until his failing health compelled him to retire from active business and discharged the duties of both to the entire satisfaction of the public. For many years, he was a Trustee of the University of North Carolina, education his sons there, and honoring his alma mater with substantial gifts.

...He was a consistent member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city and for a long time held the position of Deacon and the higher one of Elder in that communion.

....Mr Worth married in early life Miss Stickney, of New York, a most estimable lady, and their union was blessed with eight children, but she and three sons are all that survive him, the others having passed away some years ago.

Obituary provided by A Webb


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jonathan Worth (1802 - 1869)
  Martitia Daniel Worth (1806 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Anna Stickney Worth (1830 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Louisa Maria Worth (1854 - 1858)*
  Jonathan Worth (1859 - 1865)*
  Charles William Worth (1860 - 1930)*
  Robert Gaston Worth (1863 - 1865)*
  Henry Barzillai Worth (1865 - 1869)*
  George Clarkson Worth (1867 - 1936)*
  James Spencer Worth (1869 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roxana Cornelia Worth McNeill (1826 - 1914)*
  Lucy Jane Worth Jackson (1828 - 1909)*
  David Gaston Worth (1831 - 1897)
  Elvira Evelyn Worth Moffitt (1836 - 1930)*
  Sarah Corinne Worth Jackson (1839 - 1913)*
  Adelaide Ann Worth Bagley (1842 - 1926)*
  Mary Martitia Worth (1846 - 1866)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: John Evans
Originally Created by: River Rat
Record added: May 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26964242
David Gaston D. G. Worth
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David Gaston D. G. Worth
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