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Spartanburg Herald/Spartanburg Journal Death Index, 1902-1919

This volume contains the combined indexes of deaths from 1902 through 1919 Spartanburg newspapers. The Spartanburg Herald is the primary source for the index, but some time frames no longer exist for the Herald and, in these cases, the Spartanburg Journal or the Spartanburg Weekly Herald is the source. SH indicates the Spartanburg Herald, SJ the Spartanburg Journal and SWH the Spartanburg Weekly Herald. Any item that does not list one of these abbreviations used the Spartanburg Herald as its source.

Unfortunately, a fire many years ago destroyed all known copies of the Herald and the Journal from January through June 1916. In addition, the originals of the 1916 newspaper that survived were of poor quality, rendering some pages largely indecipherable.

The earlier death notices in newspapers tended to be so brief that the index only provides the name of the decedent, and the date and page number of the newspaper in which it appeared. Later items are indexed to provide additional information when it is listed in the newspaper, such as the decedent’s age, residence or place of death and spouse’s name. More than one citation for the same person indicates either a news article and an obituary, or more than one obituary that contains different information.

Deaths indexed are those with local connections – people who lived here, were natives of the area or died here. The indexing region includes Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties in South Carolina and Rutherford and Polk counties in North Carolina.

The newspaper is on microfilm in the library's Periodicals Department, located across the atrium from the Kennedy Room./span>

Please let a Kennedy Room staff member know if you need further help with this index.

Last name begins with:

A - B

C - D E - G H - I J - L M - N O - R S - T U - Z

Go to Spartanburg Herald and Spartanburg Journal Obituary Index, 1941-2014.


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Last Updated: 30 Jun 2015