Allen (Allan?) Kelso

ID Number: T01502
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: black Free or Enslaved: unknown
Birth & Family
Birth Date: c.1830/00/00 Birthplace: Virginia Mother: unknown Father: unknown 1st Spouse: Ann Kelso 2nd Spouse: unknown
Age Details
Age: 62 Age Group: elder adult (60+)
Life Details
Occupation(s): tobacco factory laborer Last Church: Court Street Baptist Church Military Service: Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address: 705 Taylor Street
Death Date: 1892/01/30 or 29 Death Note: none Place of Death: home Cause of Death: phthisis (tuberculosis); "general breaking down of the system"
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1892/01/31 Funeral Home: NOT DIUGUID Indigent?:
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: newspaper
"popular colored man"; brother of Samuel F. Kelso
Obituary and Biographical Detials

A Popular Colored Man Buried.–
Allan Kelso died at 7 o,clock Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks’ duration from a general breaking down of the system. From long residence in Lynchburg he was well known in this community. He had the respect of his white fellow citizens and the admiration and regard of those of his own race. The funeral of deceased took place at 4 o’clock Sunday evening from Court Street Baptist church Rev. Phillip Morris, the pastor, officiating. After services the remains, escorted by the four lodges of Odd Fellows, of which deceased had been a member, were borne to the Methodist Cemetery, headed by Fitz’ [Fitch’s] brass band, and there interred with the rites of that order. Deceased was a brother of Samuel Kelso, who was a member of the reconstruction convention which framed the present constitution of Virginia, but the tastes of the dead man tended rather to the handling of tobacco than politics. He was popular with the manipulators of the weed in Lynchburg, who will miss, in his absence, a figure familiar with them.

Published in the Lynchburg News, 2 February 1892

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