1905

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19041906

This article is a date listing important events for the year 1905.

Events

  • May 11 – The seventh annual session of the newly formed Baptist General Association (Colored) of Virginia was held at the First Baptist Church (colored) on West Main Street. The meeting opened at 9:30 o’clock with Rev. by pastor R. C. Quaries, D. D. “Captain Micajah Wood, of the city delivered a most masterly address of welcome on the part of the city government. He referred to the relations between the races in this section as being the most peaceful and pleasant…a standing vote of thanks was tendered him. Dr. John B. Turpin of the First Baptist church (white) spoke…” [1]

Deaths

  • Feb 10 – Former mayor hanged this day, marking last execution in Charlottesville. By his own confession on the day of his execution, J. Samuel McCue had shot and killed his wife Fannie Crawford McCue on September 4, 1904 at their home at 501 Park Street. The supposed rope used to hang McCue resides in the University of Virginia Alderman Library’s archives. [2] The original trial records, including a diagram of the crime scene, are located in the City's clerk’s office.

References

  1. Web. [1], Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved February 18, 2019. Print. May 11, 1905 page one.
  2. Web. Former mayor hanged this day in 1905 marking last execution in Charlottesville, staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 10, 2017, retrieved February 18, 2019.

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