|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1851|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1899|
1898 - 1903
By: Tad Evans
See page 69 ( For Date )
Thursday, March 30, 1899
See page 70 ( For Obituary )
DEATH OF DR. A. R. ROYAL
Abbeville was shocked from center to circumference on last Friday afternoon
about 2 o'clock when the news spread over the town, as if by electricity, that
Dr. Royal had dropped dead at the City Drug Store. Distress and confusion, at
once, prevailed over the entire community.
He had not been feeling well for a day or two, and complained of a pain about
the heart, and of a pain in the head, which impaired his hearing some. He did
not succumb to these troubles however and no one thought much about them. He
has some friends with him for dinner that day, and while he did not eat
heartily, he chatted pleasantly, and had not returned to his office but a short
time, and while sitting in conversation with Mr. John Ewing, fell suddenly over
on him and expired in a few minutes. Doctors Googe and Crawford were
immediately summoned and upon an examination pronounced it heart failure.
Dr. Royal was born and reared in Worth County and was forty-two years old.
He obtained a fairly good education and commenced the study of medicine when
quite a young man, and graduated at the Atlanta Medical College, and after
practicing a few years attended a medical College in New York and obtained a
diploma there. He practiced for several years in Irwin County, at Crisp, from
which place he moved to Abbeville twelve years ago. Aside from being a skillful
physician he was a great factor in the building of the town, There is scarcely
an enterprise in the town but that he was in some way instrumental
in its promotion.His big heart, his magnanimous disposition, his honesty and
integrity and his ability won for him a large practice and friends innumerable.
He was truly a physician after the "Good Samaritan" order. He would buy
medicine for the poor, and in many instances he was known to visit the sick
carrying in one hand something for them to eat.
Dr. Royal seemed to be conscious for many months of his approaching death,
and was prepared for it. He was president of the Epworth League at the time of
his death, and manifested great interest in Christian work.
The Masons took in charge the burial and on Saturday evening laid him to rest
by the side of his second wife in Stubbs Cemetery. He leaves a wife and several
Compiler Notes: From the Stubbs Cemetery, Abbeville, Wilcox County., Georgia
Alfred Richard Royal, M.D., June 11, 1851-Mar. 24, 1899
Anna Belle. Wife of Dr. A.R. Royal d. Nov.6, 1892, age 27 yrs.
Martha Virginia Reid Royal, Dec. 1, 1871-Oct. 6, 1952
Five graves unmarked near Martha Virginia Reid Royal.
John Buxton Royal (1832 - 1908)
Jincy Story Royal (1832 - 1905)
Anna Belle Reid Royal (1865 - 1892)*
Martha Rebecca Shihholster Royal (1858 - 1885)*
Martha Virginia Reid Royal (1871 - 1952)*
Warren McCrimmon Royal (1885 - 1950)*
Edward H Royal (1893 - 1947)*
Virginia Belle Royal Seigler (1896 - 1976)*
Maintained by: Jeff Hubbard
Originally Created by: J Lowery
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
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