October 26, 1898
Mr. W. J. Pickel, an old resident of Union Parish, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. C. T. Carothers, near Unionville last Thursday afternoon, and his remains were brought to Farmerville Friday where they were laid to rest in the Farmerville cemetery amidst a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Pickel was quite an old man, having reached his 74th year, and his death was the result of a general giving away of his constitution. He leaves four daughters and two sons to mourn a father’s loss. To them The Gazette offers sincere sympathy.