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 Hosea P Meigs

Hosea P Meigs

Death 18 Nov 1916 (aged 72)
Burial Wingate, Union County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 30517671 · View Source
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Well Known Correspondent of The Journal at Wingate Died Saturday - News Will Bring Sadness to Thousands - Was Conscious to the Last.

Mr. H. P. Meigs of Wingate died about two o'clock Saturday last. From his letters in the paper for many months back readers of The Journal have known of his feeble condition, but it is doubtful if those outside of his immediate neighborhood knew the extreme weak condition that he wrote twice each week. His writings were so cheerful, hopeful and uncomplaining that it was hard to realize that they were written by a weak man, never physically strong and then literally gasping for breath with the slightest exertion

He was taken worse on Monday and his last brief letter, which appeared in Tuesday's paper, closed with the remark that he was feeling so poorly that he would have to "ring off" He reached his seventy-second birthday on the 11th of last September, and had stirred no great distance from the house in more than two years.

The remains were buried in the new city at Wingate on Sunday afternoon - one of his dearly beloved beautiful days. Services were held in the church by "Pastor Black" and dearly beloved "Uncle Joe" Bivens.

A large number of neighbors and friends and many from a distance attended.

Mr. Meigs is survived by his wife, who was Miss Martha Williams, daughter of the late Joseph Williams of Anson county. They were married March 30, 1871, and t them were born ten children, only four of whom survive. They are Messrs. W. H. and J. C. Meigs oof Palmerton, E. C. Meigs of Wingate and Mrs. D. P. Austin of Sincerity. There are seven grandchildren whose visits were often spoken of by him as a great delight. Messrs. Turner Meigs of Marshville township and John and Henry Meigs of Arkansas are brothers and Mr. T. J. Meigs of Marshville is a half brother. His loving sisters are Mesdames Alexander Pope, Marshall Nash, and Thomas and John Pressley.

Mr. Meigs was a boy soldier of the Confederacy. Like thousands of other boys of that time, he had no educational advantages, and he educated himself and became a public school teacher. The hundreds who attended the various modest little schools which he taught had the most careful instruction and they remember him with pleasure and gratitude Unaided he grasped the true principles of instruction and made his teaching effective and inspiring. He was a volunteer in Co. 1, 53rd regiment of North Carolina troop and the practice received in writing about his comrades caused him to become a regular contributor to The Journal after much persuasion. His success in that work for the past several years is well known. He was never a robust man, but his energy and grit made up for his physical weakness and he accomplished much.

His kindness as husband and father was observed by all who came in reach and he was a great student of the Bible, and loved to discuss its truths with his friends and loved ones. His conception of christianity was broad and sweet. He connected himself with the Baptist church during the war and remained thereafter to the end one of its most faithful members. He rejoiced in everything good and one source of pleasure was the fact that he saw the world changing into line with many of the beliefs that had long been dear to him but which in earlier times were not generally accepted.

The Monroe Journal
Monroe, NC
Tuesday, November 21, 1916
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hosea P Meigs (11 Sep 1844–18 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30517671, citing Wingate Cemetery, Wingate, Union County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by DSM (contributor 46945108) .