Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 12:27:20 EDT
Subject: Andrew David obituary (1902) from Alexandria Newspaper
Transcribed exactly as it appears on the original article, by Phyllis David Hendon, his g g granddaughter (Oct. 1998).
DAVID- At his home in Pineville, Rapides Parish, La., on Friday, August 8,
at 12;30 a.m., Andrew David, aged 59 years, 10 months and 14 days.
The desceased was born in Pineville Oct. 24, 1842. He was taken ill on Thursday previous to his demise and although the best medical skill and careful nursing was done for his relief it was of no avail. The Angel of Death called and this respected citizen obeyed the summon.
His parents were pioneer settlers of Pineville, and when this section of the State was thinly settled they resided in our sister town of Pineville. His father for many years conducted a merchantile business in Pineville, and the deceased for a time was associated in that business. For many years the deceased was engaged in the merchantile business and at the time of his death was doing business on Main Street, Pineville.
For a number of years Mr. David was engaged in furnishing steamboats with wood for fuel, and David's wood yard, which was located just below Pineville on Red River, furnished thousands of cords of wood to the steamboats plying in Red River, before the advent of the railroads, when all of the freight was carried by boats.
At the time of his death he was Postmaster of Pineville and also Justice of the Peace, positions which he had held for a number of years, and made a good officer.
On Oct. 24, 1866, he married Miss M.A. Hymen, and the following children of that union survive their father, viz: Mrs. Wm. Irving, Mary D.G. David, Robert Andrew David, Mrs. John Lawrence, John Wilson David, Thomas E. David, all residents of Pineville except Mrs. Irving of Alexandria.
On May 1st, 1883, he married Miss E.D. Hymen and from that union six children were born, the following surviving their father, viz: Elizabeth D., Hymen P., Nellie S., and Bryan M. David.
Mr. David was a Confederate soldier, and in this war contacted a disease of the digestive organs which bothered him all his life, and no doubt hastened his end.
Mr. David was an energetic, good citizen, and his many friends mourn with his family in the gret loss they have sustained.