\osborne\va\alexgaz  Updated: 2/18/2004

Death Notices and Obituaries from the Alexandria Gazette

        Published in Alexandria, VA.  Copied from microfilm at the
        Alexandria Library, Lloyd House, Alexandria, VA.

James Osborn, 1831,        Leonard Osborne, 1837,

Craven Osburn, 1846, Joshua Osburn, 1849,
Mrs. Massie Osborne, 1849, Nicholas C. Osborn, 1850,
Wm. H. Osburn, 1864, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Osburn, 1865,
Mrs. Emma P. Osborn, 1866, Edwin C. Osburn, 1871,
Dorcas A. Osburn, 1871
Saturday, 10/8/1831, p3 (Phenix Gazette) DIED, At sea, in July last, on board ship Governor Strong, James Osborn, seaman, aged 43 years, a native of Fredericksburg, Va. Saturday, 10/21/1837, p3 DIED. Dr. Leonard Osborne, Fleet Surgeon of the W.I. Squadron, was killed on the 5th instant, by the upsetting of a stage, on his return from Pensacola to Washington. Monday, 3/23/1846, p3 [#1926] Died, At his residence, near Woodgrove, in Loudoun County, on the sixteenth inst., CRAVEN OSBURN, in his 63d year. Monday, 4/16/1849, p3 [#1925] At his residence, in Loudoun County, Va., on Monday, the 9th instant, JOSHUA OSBURN, aged 71 years. Enjoying in a large degree the confidence of his fellow-citizens, he had faithfully represented them in both branches of the Legislature, and in the Convention which amended our State Constitution. He was also, for many years, one of the Magistrates of the county. In private life, justice and benevolence marked his whole course; and those who most needed a friend, found one in him, whose loss is deplored most deeply by those who knew him best. Wednesday, 7/4/1849, p3 [#1897] Died, On Friday, the 22d ultimo, at her residence near Woodgrove, Loudoun county, Virginia, Mrs. MASSIE OSBORNE, wife of Joel Osborn, Esq., in the 57th year of her age, leaving a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. Monday, 8/12/1850, p3 Died. In St. Louis county Missouri, on Friday, the 23d ult., Mr. NICHOLAS C. OSBORN, in the 31st year of his age, formerly of Leesburg, Virginia. Saturday, 2/20/1864, p4 As Mr. Wm. H. Osburn, living near Upper Marlboro, Md., was returning from Washington on Tuesday evening last, when near Good Hope, he was thrown violently from his horse, and was found sometime afterward in an insensible condition. He lingered until Wednesday evening, when he died. He was a high toned young man, and was in the prime of life. Monday, 1/9/1865, p2 [#1913] DIED. In Leesburg, Loudoun county, Va., Nov. 17th, 1864, Mrs. ELIZABETH S. OSBURN, relict of Col. Nicholas Osburn, in the 82d year of her age. Monday, 9/13/1866, p2 OBITUARY. Died, in Rockingham, Richmond county, N.C., on the 27th of May, 1866, Mrs. EMMA P. OSBORN, consort of Mr. James H. Osborn, and daughter of Mrs. Mary M. Brasington, of Camden, S.C., aged nineteen years, six months and three days. A few months ago she became the companion of Mr. Osborn, since which time she had resided in Rockingham. She was one of the most amiable and kindly disposed ladies we ever saw. None knew her but to love her. Her long sickness and great suffering was borne with untiring patience and Christian fortitude. She was a kind wife and an estimable lady and friend. He Christian race was entirely consistent, and her last moments were profoundly peaceful. But she is gone, gone; gone, indeed from earthly scenes and feverish phantoms, cut off in the vigor of youth; too pure for earth, her soul has winged its flight to the upper land. Many friends lament her untimely departure, and with cordial condolence mingle their tears with those of her grief-stricken husband, parent and sisters, in this hour of bereavement and sorrow. Their loss is her eternal gain. Though her friends on earth shall see her face no more, it is a comforting thought to them to know that she has gone to a happier world, amid the angelic host around the throne of God, where all is peace and love. The clouds that linger around the tomb only obscure the glories whinh<sic> abide in the hereafter land, to which her soul has fled. SANFORD. Friday, 1/6/1871, p3 FATAL ACCIDENT. -- A young man named Edwin C. Osburn accidently shot and killed himself near Snickersville yesterday. He was found in the barn yard with a ball through his heart, and from the position in which he was lying, and other attendant circumstances, it is supposed that the pistol fell out of his pocket and was discharged by striking the ground. Monday, 11/20/1871, p2 DIED. In Leesburg, on Tuesday last, Miss DORCAS A. OSBURN, in the 52d year of her age.