Obituary – Augustus L. Ormes
East Liverpool Tribune
Augustus L. Ormes, colored, and aged 37 years, died at his home in Center alley at 2 o’clock Sunday morning (December 20, 1903). The illness termination in his death dates back to October 5. About that time he became a victim of typhoid fever, which was shortly followed by an attack of Bright’s disease. His condition became critical last Wednesday, since which time his death was not unexpected.
The deceased was a single man and lived with his mother, Mrs. N. J. Ormes. He was born in Ohioville in November, 1866, but for nearly five years has been a resident of this city. He is survived by his mother and two brothers, George W. and William P. Ormes, all of whom are well known in this city.
Augustus Ormes’ death will be deplored by scores of people. Bright, industrious and talented in many ways, he reflected credit on his race and made his influences felt in many circles. He was a member of Ormes’ brass band and orchestra, of the K. of P. lodge, and was a charter member and one of the organizers of the local branch of the American Federation of Musicians. He was a barber by trade and with his brother, William P. Ormes, owned and conducted a barber shop on Market street between Third and Fourth.
The funeral services will be held at thehouse at 1 o’clock this afternoon, and will be in charge of the Knights of Pythias. Rev. J. H. Mason will deliver the funeral sermon. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Ohioville.