September 9, 1899
Death of Mr. Wootten
Mr. Benjamin Wootten, aged 46 years, a very popular gentlemen, died at the residence of his brother, Mr. Willis Wootten, on Grant Street, at an early hour yesterday. Mr. Wootten had been ill for some time and his demise was not unexpected. He had never married. Mr. Wootten is survived by one brother and one sister, both of whom reside in Hampton. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
The funeral services took place from the residence of his brother yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock.