Monday, December 17, 2007

Maria Fitzgerald Womack (c.1876-1929) Obituary

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 7 August 1929 (Page 3)

Mrs. T S. Womack Dies At Pelham

Mrs. Maria Fitzgerald Womack, wife of T. S. Womack, died last midnight at her home at Pelham, after a long illness. The funeral services will be held Thursday, at eleven o'clock at the Methodist church. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband, T. S. Womack, four sisters, Mrs. F. M. Alcorn and Mrs. J . S. Jones, both of Ruffin, Mrs. H. M. Roberts, Union Level, Va., Mrs. S. P. Bostic, Beulaville, N. C., and three brothers, A. L. Fitzgerald, Ruffin, N. C., Richard Fitzgerald, Danville, and Rev. R. M. Fitzgerald, Malesus, Tenn.

Maria Fitzgerald was the daughter of Richard Thomas Fitzgerald and Martha Frances Louise Robertson Fitzgerald. She was the wife of Thomas Swann Womack (1876-1957), who outlived her by some twenty-eight years. Whether he remarried is unknown. Presumably, she was buried at the Pelham United Methodist Church.

The Mrs. F. (Frank) M. Alcorn referred to in the obituary is the twin sister of the deceased, Bessie Fitzgerald. The Mrs. S. P. Bostic (Stokley Patterson Bostic) is sister Iris M. Fitzgerald.

Thomas Swann Womack was the son of Rufus Yancey Womack (1840-1920) and Elizabeth Mildred Stone. Note that Rufus Yancey Womack was eighty years old when he died and was living with his son Thomas Swann Womack at the time of the 1920 US Census.

Thomas Swann Womack was the grandson of Green Peay Womack and Elizabeth C. Hatchett.


The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 201 (Article #205 "Fitzgerald Family of Pelham" by Louise Fitzgerald)


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