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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.