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IN MEMORIAM – MRS. H.A. LONDON

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article from the Confederate Veteran dated September, 1930, page 336.

IN MEMORIAM – MRS. H.A. LONDON

….MRS. LONDON came from one of the oldest and most celebrated familes of N.C. She was a daughter of JOHN JOSEPH and LUCY WORTH JACKSON, the latter a daughter of Governor JONATHAN WORTH. As BETTIE LOUISE JACKSON, she married HENRY A. LONDON in 1875, her husband being actively identified with the civil and political life of the State and editor of the ‘Chatham Record’ for 40 years. Seven children survive her- 3 sons and 4 daughters.

During her lifetime she was an active worker in all the patriotic organizations in N.C. and especially with the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was organizer of Winnie Davis Chapter, of Pittsboro, in 1898 and served as its president until 1927, when she retired. She was also State president …

Grandsons and great-nephews were the pallbearers. Children of the Confederacy, of a Henry A. London Chapter, placed the Stars and Bars at the head of the grave and each dropped a flower upon the mound as they filed past.

” To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die. “

there is another mention of MRS. H.A. LONDON on page 359…

IN MEMORIAM
Among the many friends whom we had looked forward to meeting at the Asheville Convention was MRS. HENRY A. LONDON, a niece of the late MRS. E.E. MOFFITT, and mother of MRS. J.H. ANDERSON, of Raleigh, N.C., and it is with a sense of deep personal loss to know that she will walk with us no more, except in spirit….
all who knew her, and many who knew her not, are better that she lived. We extend sympathy to her loved ones.
Faithfully, Elizabeth Burford Bashinsky.

See Bettie in “Pictures and Sketches”, pg. 35

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