December 5, 1905
Death comes to two aged ladies
Mrs. Ironmonger and Mrs. Cox passed away after illness of short duration
Mrs. Sarah Ironmonger, relict of Mr. J. B. Ironmonger, died suddenly in the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Annie V. Topping, corner Hope street and Armistead avenue, Sunday morning at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Ironmonger was stricken with heart trouble early Sunday morning and although a physician used every power to stay the disease, it was of no avail.
Mrs. Ironmonger was suffering from heart trouble, but Saturday she was up and seemed to be in unusually good spirits. She retired early Saturday evening, but her family was awakened during the night by noises coming from her bedchamber.
Mrs. Ironmonger was 85 years old. She had lived in Hampton a number of years and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She was a member of Central Methodist church. Before coming to Hampton she lived in Norfolk city and Norfolk County.
Four children survive her, three of whom live in Norfolk.
Funeral services were conducted from Central Methodist Church yesterday afternoon by Rev. Asa Driscoll and the burial took place in St. John’s Cemetery.
The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. John W. Rowe, J. F. Rowe, D. W. Moger, John Hope, Phil Davis and Clay Topping.
Mrs. Cox passes away
After an illness of pneumonia for three days, Mrs. Mary A. Cox, 70 years old, a well known lady of Mathews County, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Dobson, in East Hampton, shortly after 4 o’clock yesterday morning.
Mrs. Cox came to Hampton several months ago to visit her daughter from Williams’ wharf and had made many acquaintances during her short residence here.
The body of Mrs. Cox will be taken to Williams’ wharf for burial this morning.