Friday, December 21, 2007

Daniel M. Hines (c.1850-1928) Obituary

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 16 June 1928 June (Page 3)

Milton Resident Passes Away Here

D. M. Hines, well know Milton, N .C. resident, passed away this morning at Edmunds Hospital, where he had been at patient for several days. He had been ill for a long time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Hines was widely known through Caswell county and was esteemed in Milton where he lived his entire life, being engaged in the insurance business. He was 78 years old and is survived by his wife and the following children, S. H. Hines, Henry Hines and Miss Nellie Hines, of Winston-Salem, Mrs. E. C. Glenn, of Greensboro, and Mrs. I. P. Davis, of Warsaw, N. C.

The funeral will be held Sunday from the residence in Milton, the hour having not been decided on early this afternoon.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 18 June 1928 (Page 3)

Daniel M. Hines Buried at Milton Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Daniel McCormick Hines, who died Saturday in Edmunds Hospital, were conducted at Milton, N .C. Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at four o'clock and was one of the largest in the point of attendance seen for many years. The obsequies were conducted by Rev. N. R. Claytor of the Presbyterian church, Rev. W. C. Jones, of Milton Methodist church, and the Rev. M. S. Huske, of Reidsville Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Milton cemetery, the pall-bearers being J. J. Lipscomb, G. L. Donoho, A. H. Motz, Hunt Jeffreys, Charles Thomas, and J. W. Williams.

Mr. Hines was engaged in the insurance business and was widely-known through that section. He had been in failing health for some time and was brought to the local hospital for treatment.

In 1870, a young Daniel Hines (age 21) was living in the Milton household of William Smith, a fairly wealthy dry goods merchant. Daniel apparently worked in Smith's store as a clerk. Milton, North Carolina, had a well developed row of commercial buildings around 1870. The second building in the row (from the east) once housed Bill Smith's General Merchandise. This probably was the store of William Smith. Eventually it became Hines & Holdman General Merchandise. Query whether the Hines who was a partner in this store was the Daniel M. Hines of this entry. The site eventually became J. J. Lipscomb General Merchandise and operated as such for over seventy years. Note that a business operated in the building to the east (the first building in the commercial row) named Hines & Lipscomb Hardware and Caskets. Also note that the obituary states that Daniel Hines was in the insurance business.

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