"Mrs. Mary Virginia Holton, died Friday night at her home,
717 N. Walnut. Her maiden name was Lamon. She
is survived by 2 half sisters, May Lamon and Mrs. H.P. Bird
and a (half) brother Edward Lamon."
From The Danville Daily Democrat - January 12, 1907
MRS. R. C. HOLTON
WIFE OF FORMER NEWSPAPER
MAN PASSED AWAY EARLY
DEMISE DUE TO PARALYSIS
Deceased Striken Last Wednesday
While Assisting In Work At
Third Church of Christ
Mrs. Holton, wife of Robert C. Holton, who was for years in the newspaper business in this city and once city editor of the Commercial, died at the home, No. 717 North Walnut street Friday mornning at 12:30 o'clock. Decessed was striken with paralysis last Wednesday and had been very low since that time.
Mrs. Holton was born in Danville and spend all her life here. She was 60 years of age. Her maiden name was Mary Virginia Lamon. In 1866 she was united in marriage to Mr. Holton in this city, by the Rev. P. D. Hammond. She is survived by the husband, one brother, Ed Lamon, and two sisters. The latter are May Lamon of this city, and Mrs. H. P. Bird, residing in Wisconsin.
The news of deceased's death was heard with sorrow by many of this community. She was a woman who passed a quiet life and one devoted to her home. She was charitable and gave much time to assisting those in need. At the time she was stricken she was at the Third Church of Christ assisting in work there. She was taken from the church to her home in unconscious condition and remained so until her death.
From The Danville Commercial-News - Friday, January 11, 1907