|Source: Charlotte Observer
Dated: Jan. 24, 1893
DEATH OF MR. JOSEPH WEBB
A Surgical Operation Proved Fatal - He Died in Chicago
News was received in the city
Sunday morning of the death in Chicago of Mr. Joseph Webb,
of Hillsboro, a brother of Mrs. J. B. Cheshire and
brother-in-law of Mrs. Joseph Graham. Mr. Webb
was stricken with paralysis some months ago, and was induced
by friends West to go to the Lincoln Park Sanitarium in
Chicago. He, accordingly, left Hillsboro several weeks
ago for the Sanitarium and was there advised to undergo an
operation, which it was claimed, would restore him to
health. The operation was performed Saturday, and
proved fatal. Mrs. Webb and children were here
at Dr. Graham's when they received the sad news.
Mr. Webb was 44 years of age. He was a
native of Hillsboro, and a graduate of Chapel Hill.
Few ever left the University with a brighter record.
His was a life and character of high integrity, pureness of
purpose, and devotion to honor and principle. He was a
member of the Episcopal church, and a devout church man.
The remains were to arrive in Hillsboro Sunday night.
Mrs. Webb, accompanied by her sister, Miss Rebecca
Hill, and niece, Miss Bessie Graham left here
yesterday morning for that place.