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 Edward Carney “EC” Hackney

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Edward Carney “EC” Hackney

Birth
Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Mar 1903 (aged 46)
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section N
Memorial ID 55795619 View Source
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EDWARD C. HACKNEY, DEAD
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Died at his home on Dillard Street yesterday morning
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THE FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON
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He was a member of the Elks and will be laid to rest with Elk Honors
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A short sketch of his useful life
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At one time Mayor of Durham and for twenty years Editor – Practiced Law with Judge Gilmer – Left wife and three children – had $11,000 Life Insurance
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After having been in declining health for many months and lingering at deaths door since the latter part of last week, Mr. Edward C. Hackney, for twenty years of more Editor and owner of the Durham Recorder, died at this home on Dillard Street yesterday morning at 6:15 o'clock. His death was not surprise as the end had been momentarily expected since Sunday night.
The remains will be interred in the city cemetery this afternoon, being laid to rest with the honors of the Elks, of which organization he was a member. The funeral will be conducted from the First Baptist Church at 3 o'clock by Reverend C.J. Thompson, pastor of that church, assisted by Reverend S.S. Bost, rector of St. Phillips Church and chaplain of the Elks Lodge in Durham.
The pall bearers will be Elks as follows: Messrs. M.E.
On account of the death of her husband, Mrs. Hackney, who has been a sufferer for several years, is prostrated by the shock. At one time she was attended by two physicians and her condition was more or less serious. It was reported last night, however, that she was somewhat better.
Mr. Hackney was the son of W.J. Hackney and was born in Chatham County in 1856. Had he lived until the coming May he would have been 47 years of age. He left two brothers, M.S. Hackney, of this city, and J.J. Hackney of Chatham. There is also one sister living, Mrs. W.A. Foushee, of Chatham. On June 25, 1884, he lead to the hymnal altar Miss Lina A. Mallory, daughter of J.T. Mallory, who survives him. Of this union there are three children: Misses Sadie and Louise and Master Mallory.
The deceased cast his lot with our people about twenty-three years ago and during that ime he held a prominent place in the business and social life of the town. He was known by practically all of our people and his death was heard with genuine regret in all sections of the city yesterday.
Edward Carney Hackney graduated from Trinity College in 1876 being a classmate of Chief Justice Walter Clark and was the secretary of the Alumni association at the time of his death. Immediately after graduating he read Law under the late Dr. John Manning and in 1878 obtained license for the practice of law. First locating at Asheboro he formed a partnership with Judge Gilmer but after two years he moved to Durham and formed a partnership with the late Judge Moring. He was elected Mayor of the town two years later. In the meantime, he had purchased the Durham Recorder and owned and edited that paper most of the time from then until his death, the only exception being when the paper was leased for short periods. He was also chairman of the board of education at the time when the present excellent graded school system was organized.
In the business life he was very active. In addition to his duties as editor he was secretary of the Mallory Durham Cheroot Company during the life of that corporation and for years had been one of the two managers of the opera house, first being associated with the late J.T. Mallory and then with W.F. Freeland. He accumulated considerable property and left an estate worth some $20,000 or $25,000. In addition to this he had $11,000 insurance on his life. He had $3,000 each in the Woodmen of the World, National Union and the Heptasophs. There was $2,000 in an old line company. Besides being a member of these fraternal organizations he was a charter member of the Elks, was a one time a Pythian, took one degree in Masonry years ago and been a member of the First Baptist Church for years.
In private life he was quiet and unassuming and those who knew him best loved him most. He will be sadly missed by our people.


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A light from our household is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts. That never can be filled.


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