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 MARY J. RIVERCOMB  (1839 - 1922):

Both Mary J. Rivercomb and her husband George Rivercomb are both buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The Fayetteville Democrat of 20 December 1879 contains this information about Mary's husband, George:  It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. George Rivercomb.  Monday of last week the deceased was on our streets in his usual health; that night he was taken with a severe chill which immediately followed with congestion of the lungs and he breathed his last the Saturday morning following at 1 o'clock.  So brief was his sickness and so sudden his death that our community was shocked at the announcement of his demise and there was deep felt sorrow in every household.  The deceased was a native of Virginia but at an early age went to California where he made his home until about 10 years since when he came to this place.  At the time of his death he was a deputy under Sheriff Pettigrew and also a member of the city council.  He was a good citizen, an honest man, and an efficient and faithful officer and the number of people that followed his remains to their last resting place in Evergreen Cemetery evidenced the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens.  The funeral services took place Sunday evening at the Episcopal Church, Rev. J. J. Vaux officiating after which the body was taken in charge and buried by the Odd Fellows of this city, of which order the deceased was a member.  Mr. Rivercomb was childless but he leaves a wife to mourn his death.  Mrs. Rivercomb's relatives all live in Virginia but she is among friends.