1901 – Aug 5,
Sudden Stroke This
Morning Proves Fatal; Employee of Bass
& Company Here
Lawrence Lacy Roper, 35, valuable
employee of Bass &
Company, died this morning about 9:30 at the home at 1711 Broad Street
following a paralytic stroke this morning shortly after 7 o’clock. Mr. Roper was not feeling very well for the
past day or so, but was not thought to be in serious condition. Death came in approximately two and a half
hours after the sudden stroke. Mr.
Roper had been connected with Bass & Co. since the firm was
was a cost accountant in the planning department of the firm. He was a conscientious workman, was well
liked by his fellow employees and made friends wherever he went. He was a member of the First Methodist
Church, and was active in church and Sunday School.
Mr. Roper is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy A. Roper, two
children, Lawrence Lacy Roper, Jr., and Elizabeth Ann Roper; his
Roper of the county; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Williamson and Misses
Roper and Ellen Roper, all of Bryan Street; and four brothers, Fred
Cadiz; and the following brothers of the city: Justin Roper, William
Hubert Roper. The
funeral service will
be conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Dr. J. W.
officiating, and burial will be at LaFayette.
(Note: Lawrence Lacy
Roper’s grandparents, Elizabeth Melissa Atkins and Marcus Lindsey Roper
first cousins, so he was a great great grandson of Rev. War soldier
Atkins through Lewis’ daughter Rachel Atkins who married Charles Roper
George B. Atkins who married Sarah Matheny.)