Riley Harvey

ID Number: T06834
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: black Free or Enslaved:
Birth & Family
Birth Date: c.1805/00/00 Birthplace: Mother: Father: 1st Spouse: 2nd Spouse:
Age Details
Age: 81 Age Group: elder adult (60+)
Life Details
Occupation(s): tobacco horn blower (called to the breaks) Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address: 810 Lynch (Commerce) Street
Death Date: 1886/08/08 Death Note: none Place of Death: home Cause of Death: entero-fever
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1886/08/09 Funeral Home: Diuguid Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: unknown Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: Diuguid records
Obituary and Biographical Detials

Tribute of Respect from Lynchburg Tobacconists:

“…The deceased was probably the oldest employee in the tobacco business in this city. He was 83 years old. His duty was to blow the horn notifying the buyers of the opening break, and well he stood by this post. Many days the old man was hardly able to walk, yet still he would allow no one to assist him. A great many of the tobacconists attended his funeral yesterday.”