–W. B. Schwartz, late a Harrison township teacher, has taken up his abode in this city.
“Personal,” Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 15 March 1883, p. 8, col. 2; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 7 January 2014).
Interesting how language has evolved; this would not be said today: ” late a Harrison township teacher”
Yes, the use of late, meaning former, is not commonly used today. We had a big discussion about this in one of my classes as to the meaning of the word “late” in a legal document. “Late” can also mean deceased.