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[AL] THE EAGLE - Obituaries

The following obits and memorial notices were taken from a microfilm copy of The Eagle, a newspaper published in Monroe County, Alabama. I purchased the microfilm from the Alabama Department of Archives and History October 2010. As you search the list, a few things to keep in mind: I extracted information as it was printed - typos, misspellings and all. And unfortunately, many months and years are missing.

Also note, I have compiled separate lists for marriages, births and community news.

I took a photo of each death/memorial notice. If you would like a jpg copy, feel free to contact me. kathy.leverett@gmail.com.

At the head of the microfilm, there is this note about The Eagle:

THE EAGLE
February 16, 1891 - October 29, 1914

Filmed by the Alabama Dept of Archives and History

Alabama
Lovan
The Eagle (ca. 1888 - 1914)

The Eagle, Edited for many years by A. R. Davison, was a semi-weekly newspaper for Monroe County's Afro-American community (Kathy’s note-a handful of whites are mentioned). It was first published at Lovan, but later moved to Kempsville and Tunnel Springs. While focusing on church news and local correspondence, The Eagle also carried items of national importance and was a member of the National Negro Press Association. Our last available issue of this paper is dated October 29, 1914.

Complete bibliographic information on The Eagle and other Monroe County titles may be found in newspaper project files at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.


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