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Harriet Cary Heth (Selden)

Also Known As: "Teny"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Death: December 31, 1907 (73)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Miles Cary Selden and Harriet Christiana Selden
Wife of Maj. Gen. Henry C. Heth, (CSA)
Mother of Ann Randolph Heth; Cary Selden Heth and Henry Heth, Jr.
Sister of Henry Heth Selden; Miles Cary Selden; Ann Heth Rodman; Beverly Randolph Selden; Richard Cunningham Selden and 2 others

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About Harriet Cary Heth

From The (Washington DC) Evening Star of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1907:

Death of Mrs. Heth: Widow of Confederate General Passes Away

Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, daughter of the late Miles Cary Selden of Virginia and widow of Harry Heth, formerly captain in the United States Army and major general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, died at her residence, 1906 G Street NW, at 5 o'clock this morning. She had been ill for several months. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

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From The Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser, of Wed., Jan. 1, 1908:

Death of Mrs. Heth

Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, wife of Maj. Gen. Harry Heth, died yesterday at her residence of Bright's Disease. She had been in poor health for several months past, but death came suddenly.

The Confederate Veterans' Association, of which Gen. Heth was a member, have selected the following as a committee to take appropriate steps with regard to the service on the day of the funeral: Hon. Silas Hare, Hon. Hilary A. Herbert, Judge Seth Shepard, Maj. Holmes Conrad, Mr. Jas. E. Petty, Mr. John T. Callaghan, Mr. Leigh Roberson, Mr. J. Ed. Pennybaker, Mr. Magnus S. Thompson, Mr. Charles A. Dannington, Capt. John M. Hickey, and Capt. William A. Gordon. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Nannie Heth, president of the Ladies' Southern Relief Society.

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From The (Richmond VA) Times-Dispatch, of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1908:

Obituary - Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth

[Special to the Times] Washington, DC, Dec. 31 - Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, of the Confederate Army, died at her home in this city early this morning. Arrangements for the funeral will not be made until the arrival of Mr. Charles Selden, of Richmond, brother of Mrs. Heth, who is expected to reach here tonight. The interment will be made in Richmond.

Mrs. Heth had been ill several months, and her death was not unexpected. She was a daughter of Miles Cary Selden, of Virginia, and had wide family connections throughout the state. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Nannie Randolph Heth, who is active in Confederate circles in this city.

During the day and tonight there has been a steady stream of callers from among the members of the Confederate camps of this city, the veterans wishing to show their respect to the widow of the old commander.

Telegrams were received here yesterday announcing the death of Mrs. Heth. Her brothers, Messrs. Charles and R. B. Selden, and a number of more distant relatives survive her in Richmond. Mrs. Heth was very well known here and her death will cause a great deal of sorrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Selden left for Washington yesterday afternoon.

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Deaths - Heth - Died in Washington, DC, Dec. 31, 1907. Harriet Selden Heth, daughter of the late Miles Cary Selden, of Powhatan County, Virginia, and widow of Gen. Harry Heth, CSA. Interment in Hollywood. Funeral notice later.

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From The (Washington DC) Evening Star, of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1908:

Memory of Mrs. Harriet S. Heth

Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, widow of the late Gen. Harry Heth of the Confederate Army, will be held tomorrow at Epiphany Protestant Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Mrs. Heth died yesterday morning at her residence, 1906 G Street, after an illness of several months. The interment will be in Richmond, Virginia.

The Confederate Veterans' Association, of which Gen. Heth was a member, has named the following committee to take charge of the funeral services: Silas Hare, Hilary A. Herbert, Seth Shepard, Holmes Conrad, James E. Petty, John T. Callaghan, Leigh Robinson, J. Ed. Pennybaker, Magnus S. Thompson, Charles A. Dunnington, John M. Hickey, William A. Gordon, Thomas W. Hungerford, John H. Fay, Robert M. Harrover, Albert G. Holland, John J.E. Langton, Jr., W. P. Young, John H. Welsh, H. H. Marmaduke, H. B. Littlepage, and Frank C. Armstrong.

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Heth. On Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 1907. Harriet Selden Heth, daughter of the late Miles Cary Selden of Virginia and widow of Harry Heth, late captain United States Army and major general Confederate States Army. Funeral services at Church of the Epiphany on Thursday, Jan. 2, 1908, at 2 p.m. Interment in Richmond.

Harry Heth Camp 119, Virginia Confederate Veterans is requested to assemble at Epiphany Church Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, 1908, at 2 o'clock, to participate in the funeral service over the remains of mrs. Gen. Harry Heth. John T. Callaghan, Adjutant.

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From The (Washington DC) Evening Star of Thursday, Jan. 2, 1908:

Funeral of Mrs. Heth: Tributes to Her Memory at Church of the Epiphany

Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, widow of Maj. Gen. Harry Heth of the Confederate States Amry of the Civil War, were held in the Church of the Epiphany at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Randolph McKim, rector of Epiphany parish, and there was a general attendance of the members of the various southern cities of the capital city. In the large gathering were many representatives of Gen. Harry Heth Camp, No. 171, of the Confederate Veterans; of the Southern Relief Society, of which Miss Nannie Randolph Heth, daughter of the deceased, is the president, and of the various chapters of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and of the Colonial Dames.

Shortly after the remains had been bourne into the edifice, representatives of Gen. Heth Camp of Veterans and of the Southern Relief Society placed large floral offerings upon the bier, and about the casket were banked large numbers of floral offerings sent by friends of the family. The honorary pallbearers were John G. Carlisle, former Secretary of the Treasury; Hilary A. Herbert, former Secretary of the Navy; Col. Robert E. Lee of Fairfax, Virginia; Dr. Marcus Benjamin, Dr. John C. Boyd, USN; Dr. Julian Cabell, Dr. Fred G. Lee, Mr. Thomas Nelson Page, Gen. Humphreys, Gen. Gibson, Mr. Armistead Peter, Mr. Arthur Lee, and Mr. Archibald Gracie.

Immediately following the services at the church the remains were taken to the Union Station and forwarded to Richmond, Virginia, over the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The train left at 3:45 o'clock. Mrs. Rosalie Bocock accompanied the members of the family to Virginia's capital city.

Upon the arrival of the train in Richmond this evening, the remains will be removed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where they will lie in state until tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock, when the last rites will be conducted by Bishop Gibson of Virginia. The interment will be beside the remains of Gen. Heth in Hollywood Cemetery.

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From The Washington Herald, Friday, Jan. 3, 1908:

General's Widow Buried: Body of Mrs. Heth Will Be Interred in Richmond Today

Rev. Randolph McKim, rector of Epiphany parish, conducted the funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth, widow of Maj. Gen. Harry Heth, of the Confederate Army, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Epiphany.

After the ceremonies the body was shipped to Richmond, Virginia, where the last rites will be conducted by Bishop Gibson, of Virginia, today at 11 o'clock. Interment will be beside the remains of Gen. Heth, in Hollywood Cemetery.

The honorary pallbearers were Hilary A. Herbert, former Secretary of the Navy; D. Marcus Benjamin, Dr. John C. Boyd, USN; Dr. Julian Caball, USA; Dr. Fred G. Lee, Mr. Thomas Nelson Page, Gen. Humphreys, Gen. Gibson, classmate of Gen. Heth at West Point; Mr. Armistead Peter, Mr. Arthur Lee, Mr. Archibald Gracie, Mr. John T. Callaghan, who served in Gen. Heth's division, and Mr. Leigh Robinson.

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Harriet Cary Heth's Timeline

1834
October 13, 1834
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
1861
September 5, 1861
Age 26
Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
1861
Age 26
Richmond, Virginia, Confederate States
1863
1863
Age 28
Virginia, United States
1907
December 31, 1907
Age 73
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Richmond, Virginia, United States