On Dec 19, Boyd Davis, 18, shot and instantly killed Irvin Asberry, aged 21, in a quarrel near their homes at East Lynn, Wayne County. Davis fled but was captured on Camp Creek late the same afternoon and lodged in jail at Wayne. They quarreled over a girl. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


BERRY, Reuben

Ledocio--Death has again paid a visit to our land and claimed for its own Uncle Reuben M. Berry, who has suffered for over 2 years with dropsy. Uncle Reuben was near 75 years old. He had been a Christian for many years. He leaves 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, and a large number of grandchildren to mourn the loss, but their loss is his gain. His wife, Aunt Martha, preceded him to the glory land 8 months ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913



A little child of Mr. John Blankenship, of Keys Creek, Boyd County, was found dead in bed Christmas morning. The child had been ill for some time with measles but they thought it had entirely recovered. That morning it slept unusually, and the mother on going to the room found the babe asleep in death. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


BOGGS, William

Charles Renfrew, who lived in the lower end of Elliott County, shot and instantly killed his father in law, William Boggs on Wednesday of last week. One report is that Boggs went to Renfrew's house and told him he intended to kill him. He tried to get an axe, when Renfrew fired the fatal shot, the bullet striking him in the breast. Another story is that when Boggs went to Renfrew's house the latter made him get on his horse and as the old man was riding away Renfrew shot and killed him. Renfrew surrendered to the Sheriff and Judge J. M. Fannin set Friday, Jan 3rd for an examining trial. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1913



Ulysses--Ed Boyd formerly of this place died Jan 12 at his home in Catlettsburg, was brought here Monday and buried Tuesday in the family burying ground beside his children, who preceded him to the grave. A large crowd of relatives, friends and neighbors attended his burial. He leaves a wife and 10 children, 4 of the children are small. Mrs. Boyd has returned to her home at Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913


BURNS, Rev. J. H.

Death came Tuesday evening to relieved the sufferings of Rev. J. H. Burns, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. L. Hamilton, Jr., in South Ashland, where he had made his home since the death of his wife, about 2 years ago. Rev. Burns was 75 years of age and had been an invalid for years, owing to rheumatic suffering. He was on the superannuated list of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was widely known throughout the West Virginia Conference. The funeral services will occur Thursday at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. H. Spencer, after which the remains will be taken back to Huntington for interment. Independent

Mr. Burns was the only surviving brother of Mrs. Frank Freese, of this city, who was in Cannel City at the time the death occurred. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1913



Mima Castle, daughter of Columbus Castle was buried at Henderson Castle's cemetery last week. She committed suicide in Huntington by drinking 2 ounces of carbolic acid. Her reason for drinking the poison was that no one cared for her. She lived about 2 hours after taking the poison and was conscious part of the time and talked with her friends and said she was prepared to die. John Castle, of Ohio, attended his sister's funeral. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


CLARKE, Jennie

Princess--On last Wednesday morning Jennie, the 9 year old daughter of Elijah Clarke, passed peacefully away after 2 weeks of intense suffering from spinal trouble. She was a sweet little girl, having many friends, among her school mates, and associates loved by all who knew her. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913


DAMRON, William

Mr. William Damron, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Fort Gay, died at his home in that place on Saturday last and was buried on Monday. Mr. Damron had been bedridden for several years and was totally blind. He had been married twice his second wife dying a year or so ago. Mr. Damron was 80 years old and died from the infirmity incident to that advanced age. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


ELSWICK, Mrs. Margaret

Estep--Sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Margaret Elswick, the wife of T. B. Elswick. Her age was 72 years 7 months and 19 days. She leaves one brother and 4 sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Hulette, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


EVANS, James

After an illness of about 5 months caused by cancer of the liver, Mr. James Evans, a well known citizen of this county and resident of Louisa, died at his home early Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church South on Thursday morning conducted by the Rev. O. F. Williams of Russell, Presiding Elder of the Ashland District. Immediately after the service the body was carried to the private burial ground of the family near Pine Hill cemetery and there interred. The funeral and interment were largely attended. Mr. Evans was 71 years old and is survived by his widow, 4 children, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. The children are Mrs. Esther Osborne, of Blaine, Milt and Henry, of Louisa, and Frank. The sisters are Mrs. James K. Rice, of Fallsburg, Mrs. Green Bolt, of Boyd County and Mrs. Cox Hawes, of Chandler, OK. The brothers, are Wheeler, of Hoadley, OH, Charles of Chandler, OK, and W. L. of this city. The deceased was born in Magoffin County, this state, but for many years he had been a citizen of Lawrence County, residing at Prosperity until a year ago, when he moved to this city. He was a good citizen and a good man in the full meaning of the words. He was strictly sober, moral, honest and industrious. He was a faithful member of the M. E. church, south, kindly in manner and disposition and without an enemy. In his death the wife lost a devoted husband, the children a kind parent, the community one of its valued members. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913


EVERETT, Susan (Yates)

Mr. J. W. Yates, of this city, has received the sad news of the death of his last surviving sister, Mrs. Susan Yates Everett. She died at Oklahoma City, OK, on Jan 4th, of la grippe. If she had lived until March next Mrs. Everett would have been 90 years old. The body was taken to Missouri, the former home of the deceased, for interment. She was one of a family of 11 children, 8 girls and 3 boys. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913



Dr. A. A. Farley, son of Mr. Thomas Farley of this vicinity, died early Wednesday morning at his home 1937 Eighth Avenue, Huntington. Death was caused by acute gastritis. The body arrived at Matewan on No. 4 Thursday morning and was taken across the country to the home of his father on the Elk Fork of Pigeon Creek. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Dr. Farley was 26 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. He was well known throughout Mingo County, having a large number of relatives and a host of friends. For several years he was located at Matewan where he practiced his profession. About 3 years ago Dr. Farley removed to Huntington where he built up quite a practice. He was a vigorous man and the news of his death will be a sad surprise to those who knew him. He was sick only a few weeks. Dr. Farley leaves 6 brothers, 3 of whom are physicians while another is studying medicine at the Louisville University. The brothers are: Drs. Will, Hugh and Hi, all located at or near Logan, Jeff, in school and James and Anse of this county. One sister, Mrs. John Henry Baisden, also survived. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


After an illness of several weeks duration, Dr. Albert A. Farley, a well known physician, died at his home in Huntington, early Wednesday morning. Death was due to acute gastritis. Dr. Farley was born at Logan in 1876 and after he had graduated from a medical college he resided at Huntington. He leaves a wife and one daughter, father and mother, who reside at Bias, WV, one sister and 3 brothers. The remains were shipped to Matewan Wednesday afternoon and the funeral was held Thursday. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1913


FORD, Uncle Bet

Auxier--Death has visited our neighborhood and took from us one of our old friends, Uncle Bet Ford. He was a member of several secret orders and the Masons and Odd Fellows took charge of the body. the funeral was conducted by Rev. Roscoe Murray. Mr. Ford left a wife and 6 children to mourn his loss and a host of friends who miss him greatly. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913


GALLUP, Rebecca

The last sad rites over the remains of the late Mrs. Rebecca Gallup were held Friday afternoon at one o'clock from the home of the deceased's son, G. P. Gallup, at Gallup Knoll. Long before the appointed hour the large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends assembled at this home to pay their final tribute of respect to this beloved woman. The services were conducted by the Rev. C. A. Slaughter, pastor of the M. E. Church South and of which the deceased ranks among its oldest Christian members. The remains were tenderly laid to final rest in the beautiful cemetery at Ashland, where is placed the remains of her husband. Col. George W. Gallup and 2 children who have preceded her in death many years ago. Independent. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913



Princess--Fred Gesling age 54 years, died suddenly at his home with heart failure. He leaves a wife, 2 children and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was buried in Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913



A drinking bout at Matewan on Christmas day resulted fatally to Will Griffith, aged 30, employed as a driver by the Marvin Coal Company. From evidence obtained at the coroner's inquest it appears that Griffith, in little more than one hour, drank 42 "Tom & Jerries". From the evidence before the coroner it appears that men in the saloon began to make wagers at to whether Griffith could take another drink. One witness testified that he watched the count from the 18th to the 36th drink. Those who were making the wagers were warned that the excessive amount of intoxicants would kill Griffith but the game was kept up. Finally it became necessary to prop Griffith up at the bar but he emptied his glass as fast as it was filled up to the 42nd drink. After the 52nd drink Griffith became desperately ill and Dr. Montgomery was summoned but his condition was such that nothing could be done for him and he died in a few minutes. Coroner Keadle and Prosecutor Stafford went to Matewan to hold the inquest. At their direction a post mortem examination was made by Drs. H. C. Goings, of Matewan and J. B. Millard, of Williamson. The coroner's jury returned the verdict: "He came to his death by drinking too much whiskey given him by Dan Adams and Jim Crawford." Griffith was a married man and leaves a wife and 2 children. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


HOLT, Bernard

Mr. Bernard Holt, a well known citizen of this county, died at his residence in Busseyville early on Thursday morning. He had been ill only a short time and his death was unexpected. His son, County Clerk Mont Holt being at his home in this city, when his father's death occurred. The deceased formerly resided in this city. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1913


Mr. Bernard Holt, whose death on Thursday last was noted in this paper last week, was buried Friday at Busseyville, where he had for many years lived. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. B. Plummer, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, and were largely attended. The deceased was in the 69th year of his age, having passed his 68th birthday Nov 7th, 1912. He was born near Fort Gay and for several years was a resident of this city. He then moved to Busseyville where, in connection with Mont Bussey, he engaged in the saw and grist mill business. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, 2 sisters, Mrs. Andrew Eaves, of Ashland, and Mrs. Lydia Atkins, of Louisa, one brother, William and 8 children--Mrs. Ruby Carter, of Princess, Boyd County, Land and Mont Holt, of Louisa, Webb, of Busseyville, Mrs. John Cheap, of Casey County, KY, Opal and Pearl Holt of Busseyville and Mrs. John Hays of Adams. "Nard" Holt, as the was familiarly called, was a well known and highly respected citizen. He was honest, sober, industrious and a consistent member of the church, and the community in which he lived so long will greatly feel the loss of such a man. He was kindly and genial in manner, staunch in his friendship. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913


KISE, David G.

David G. Kise was born Jul 6, 1845. Was converted about 1869 and joined the M. E. Church and lived a consistent Christian until he was called away to the glory land Dec 11, 1912, aged 67 years 5 months and 5 days. He lived a consecrated life. He was true to the church, always ready to help in any way when called on. He was a good neighbor, a kind husband and a good father. He was a men that stood square on his word. He will be missed by his neighbors and the church, but he will be greatly missed by his wife and children. It can be truly said What is a home without a father? It was my privilege to know him and be with him for a number of years, and I found him a true friend. His funeral was preached by the writer and he was laid in the family graveyard, there to rest until the resurrection morn. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913


MEADE, William R.

Princess--William R. Meade, age 69 years, living at Old Princess last Saturday week after an 8 day attack of pneumonia fever. He leaves a wife, several children and a host of friends. His remains were taken to the old home graveyard where after funeral rites by Rev. Duncan they were placed to remain until the final call. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913


MCCARTY, Mrs. Raymond


Raymond McCarty, aged about 23, until a few months ago a resident of Williamson, shot and killed his wife last Monday night in Cincinnati. McCarty had been drinking for some time and it is believed that his mind became inflamed by excessive indulgence. His wife' reproaching angered him and it is thought that he intended to commit suicide after killing his wife as he left an incoherent note that indicated such a course. The crime was a most brutal one, McCarty firing the fatal shot in the presence of their 2 little children and the older one a boy of 5 years. McCarty's father was also in the room and tried to prevent the deed. He did reach his son in time to prevent him committing suicide. Hundreds of Williamson people remember McCarty and his wife. they lived for more than a year near the school house in a house owned by John E. Williams, of the Best Grocery. McCarty was employed under Mr. Bagby in the supply department at the N and W shops. He was discharged several times when he went on sprees but on Mrs. McCarty's account he was several times reinstated. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913



Charles Pennington, aged 30 living near Grayson, was shot with a shotgun last Saturday while on his way home from Willard. He died a few hours later. Wint Graham wanted on the charge of having killed Pennington, surrendered to a magistrate and was released on a bond of $2500. An old grudge is believed to have been the cause of the shooting. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913



The death angel visited the home of Oscar Pennington and wife on last Thursday night and embraced in its broad wings their darling little boy, Wesley, and flew swiftly away over the valley of death, where little Wesley was safe from sickness, fear of death. His death was caused by croup. He was a bright little boy of 2 years, and had just began to talk. He will be greatly missed in that home and by all who knew him. He was always playful and was always ready to please papa and mamma. Wesley was sick only 2 days, but God thought it best to take him away from their home. He is now in Heaven singing among the bright beaming angels, waiting for papa, mamma and little brother to come. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1913


POPE, Frank

POPE, Roscoe

Frank and Roscoe Pope, sons of James Pope, of Rockcastle Creek, were instantly killed on Saturday last by a fall of slate in a coal mine at Thacker. The bodies were brought to Glen Hayes on Sunday and were from that place taken to the home of their father. Interment was made in the old Branham graveyard on Monday. One of the unfortunate men was married but the NEWS could not learn which it was. Both were young. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1913


Clifford--Roscoe and Frank Pope, who were killed in the Thacker mines Saturday were brought home and buried Sunday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hall and Nelson Hughes. They leave a father, mother, 6 brothers and 5 sisters to mourn their loss. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913



Dr. S. W. Porter, President of the board of health of Wayne County, died at his home at Dunlow, Saturday, Jan 18, of organic heart trouble. He had been in bad health for several weeks and his death was not a surprise to his family and neighbors. He was a member of the Vinson Lodge A. F. & A. M. at Fort Gay and was buried at the family burying grounds near Radnor, Monday, the officers and members of his lodge officiating. He was a member of Wayne Lodge R. A. M. and a number of the members of this lodge attended the burial. His wife died a number of years ago and his death leaves a large family of small children parentless.--Wayne News

Dr. Porter was well and favorably known in this city, where he with a daughter, had visited a short time before his death. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913


RAMEY, Fanny

Aunt Fanny Ramey died Dec 26, 1912. She was a well known citizen of this community. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and lived a devoted Christian life. She left one son to mourn the loss of a mother, and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


RATCLIFF, Rachel (Vinson-Bowe)

Death came to Mrs. Rachel Ratcliff, mother of John F. Ratcliff, of this city, and sister of late S. S. Vinson, of Westmoreland, Thursday night. Mrs. Ratcliff died at the home of her son, Lafayette Bowe, a short distance west of this city, from an attack of pneumonia and extreme age. For months past she had been confined to her bed and on several occasions it has been thought that the end was near but her wonderful vitality enabled her to rally each time. Mrs. Ratcliff was born in Wayne County, Feb 21, 1831 and continued to make her home there during her life time. The host of friends in the entire Tri-state region were shocked at her death though it had been expected for some time. The Christian fortitude with which she suffered and her native gentleness and sweetness of spirit endeared her to thousands. Mrs. Ratcliff's maiden name was Miss Rachel Vinson, sister of former United States Marshall. S. S. Vinson. She is the aunt of Hon. Z. T. Vinson, Dr. Lindsey Vinson, Mrs. James A Hughes, and Mrs. Donald Clark. She is survived by 2 sons, Lafayette Bowe, at whose home she died and John T. Ratcliff, of the firm of the Hagen Ratcliff Co., and one daughter, Mary Ellen Ratcliff, of Wayne County. The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday morning by Dr. M. L. Wood, of the Fifth Ave. Baptist Church will conduct the services as Mrs. Ratcliff had been a lifelong member of the denomination. A special funeral car will conduct the body to Spring Hill, where interment will be made. Huntington Republican. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1913



By the death of Willis Roberts, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon at his residence at Cadmus, this county, Lawrence lost one of its most prominent business men. He was attacked by double pneumonia only a few days ago and in spite of the most skillful medical attention and nursing the end came, at the time mentioned. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment near the home of the deceased. Mr. Roberts is survived by his widow, who is a daughter of Levi Webb, of Webbville. He had been married twice, the first time to a Miss Ratcliff. Both wives had children, 6 of the 7 surviving the father. Willis Roberts was one of the best known men in the county. He was a storekeeper, a tock trader, a timber man and a large dealer in real estate, and through these various businesses he had come to be worth in the neighborhood of $40,000. He was a very shrewd trader but had the reputation of being square in his dealings. What he lacked in the education of the schools he supplied with a knowledge of human nature, the true value of the things he dealt in, the rise and fall of the market, and knowing when to buy and when to sell. He was a popular man, liked by all. He was a good husband and father, a kind neighbor, and his untimely death is much regretted.


Willis Roberts was the son of the late Sinclair Roberts, in his day one of the most unique characters in Eastern Kentucky. Totally without education, by native shrewdness and force of character he came to the front in the political history of this section as probably no other man ever did. He ran for the Legislature from this district and beat a man of fine ability, and fitness, a man of affairs and popularity. While a member of that body he introduced and had passed what was known as the fox scalp law, a law which gave a bounty for every red fox scalp offered as proof of the death of the animal. He declared in an address before the Legislature that the foxes were a hindrance to the spread of the gospel, in that they killed all the chickens, and that if there were no chickens in the country there would be no preachers. He had one trapped and sent to him alive at Frankfort. They turned the animal loose in a room in the capitol with some chickens and gave the assembled Solons an object lesson in the way the spread of the gospel would be blocked if Brer Fox were permitted to live. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1913


The funeral of Willis V. Roberts occurred on Thursday, Jan 23rd, and notwithstanding the very inelement weather it was largely attended, many coming from adjoining counties. The services were conducted by the Rev. C. M. Summers, of this city, who also preached an appropriate funeral discourse. The interment was made in a concrete vault on a point overlooking the old home of the deceased. Mr. Roberts is survived by his widow, 9 children, an aged mother, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1913



It was a sad Christmas to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Staggs, this year, for their little son, Harry, just 3 years old, the idol of that household was lying at the point of death. This little boy was playing about the house, when his clothes caught fire from an open grate and before anyone could reach him he was in flames and it was impossible to rescue him, until he was so badly burned that death was certain. All day on Christmas he lingered between life and death and as the day passed away, his spirit took its flight and went to the God who had given it. Independent. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913



On Thursday night last at Pikeville, Miss Carrie Stewart, despondent over a love affair, committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. She and her lover had quarreled, and on other occasions, she had threatened suicide, but her friends did not pay much attention to her threats, but about 7 o'clock she raised a glass to her lips, and saying, "goodbye forever," she swallowed the contents--almost a glass of pure carbolic acid. She was soon in terrible agony, and when the doctor reached her bedside, she was beyond all help of human hand, and she died a horrible death at 9 o'clock last evening. The young woman, who was but 19 years of age, had been in Pikeville for the past few months where she was employed in some of the best homes. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1913


WALLS, Charlie

Pikeville, KY, Jan 20--Charlie Walls, a miner, whose home was at Ford's Branch, 6 miles above here, was killed by falling slate while at work in the mines at Kewanee, one mile below his home, last Saturday morning. He had gone into another miner's room to shoot down some slate, and a large piece dropped from the roof upon his head, bearing him down and crushing out his brains against a rail. Others who saw the accident rushed to the unfortunate man but of no avail his death was instantaneous. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1913



James Williams, a veteran of the Rebellion and comrade of James Evans, of Louisa, passed quietly into the great beyond after many years of suffering. All was done that human hands could do, but the last call had been made, the summons answered and all that was mortal of the late brave and ready soldier was consigned to its last resting place, there to remain until the resurrection bugle shall summon him with all mankind into one grand and great "Dress parade" for final accounts while in life. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1913




"Uncle" Mitch Adkins one of Elliott County's oldest citizens died at his home Thursday night. His burial took place at the Adkins Cemetery Sunday. He leaves a wife and a number of children, all of whom are married, to mourn their loss. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913


ALLEN, James

Bill Ray, a miner at Van Lear was brought to Paintsville one day last week and lodged in jail charged with the killing of Jas. Allen, a negro. The shooting occurred Friday night, but the fellow lived until Saturday. Ray claimed that the negro was cursing and using vile language in the presence of some white women, among them was Mrs. Ray, and when he asked him to desist the negro became enraged and a difficulty ensued, resulting in the shooting of the negro. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913



Lewis Atkins, a prominent merchant and farmer of Zelda, this county, died at his home early on Wednesday morning. He had suffered from Bright's disease quite a long time, but his death was sudden and unexpected. He was buried by Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM of this city on Friday. Interment was at Zelda. the deceased was the father of George and Ora Atkins, Mrs. J. S. Wellman and Mrs. W. D. Clarke, of this place and Mrs. J. A. Shannon, of Huntington and was about 68 years old. Mr. Atkins for many years a resident of this city. Several years ago he moved to Zelda, where he remained until his death. He was a successful business man and was said to have acquired considerable property. Big Sandy News, Feb 28, 1913



The 2 years old child of Mont Ball, formerly of Dry Ridge, this county, but now of Columbus, OH was accidentally burned to death at his home last Monday. The body was brought to the old home place for interment. Mont Ball is a son of Elza Ball, who is well known in this section. The unfortunate child lost his young life under very peculiar and distressing circumstances. The child had gone to sleep in a downstairs room, when the mother warmed a blanket at the fire, wrapped her child in it and carried it up stairs and placed it on a bed and returned to the lower floor. Shortly afterward she heard screams and rushed back, only to see her baby wrapped in flames which caused its untimely death. It is supposed that in warming the blanket, it caught on fire, but the mother did not see the flame and enveloped the child in what proved to be the cause of its awful fate. Big Sandy news, Feb 28, 1913


BOOTH, Francis

Francis Booth died of gastritis at his home near Echo, WV last Monday. He had been in poor health for some time. Big Sandy News, Feb 28, 1913


BURNS, Marguis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette Burns died at his home near Culbertson, Boyd County, KY, last Sunday night, his death being occasioned by a complication of afflictions incident to old age. He was born Jan 26, 1832 and hence was 81 years and one month old at his death. He was a son of Rowland and Catherine Burns whose family consisted of 11 children, 8 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom are now gone from earth except the writher of this memoriam--the youngest, Lafayette, being the next youngest and hence was the playmate of the writer hereof, and all the sweet and pleasant memories of childhood's happy hours are associated with him. As I write my heart is filled with these happy recollections. He was born, lived and died upon a farm adjoining the old Burns homestead (more recently known as the John Powers farm) where he was born and grew to manhood. He was highly gifted intellectually and was widely and well informed, but never had any professional or political ambitions, preferring to lead a quiet Christian life on his beautiful bluegrass farm. In the opinion of the writher here--of the happiest life on earth to mortals given, especially so when such a life is marked by constant piety and true godliness, as was the life of my playmate brother. For over a half a century he had been a consistent, ardent and zealous member of the Southern Missionary Baptist Church. He was the only person I ever knew who kept a strict account of his income from any and every source, and conscientiously paid a tithe thereof to the Lord and He prospered him.


He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary Casey, of near where Kellogg, Wayne County, WV, now is. She was a good woman and to them were given as pledges of their love 7 children. I think his grandchildren number about 30 and several great grandchildren. His first wife died many years ago, and several years thereafter he married Miss Amanda Bradley, daughter of Stephen Bradley, who in his day was one of Lawrence County's good citizens. Every body in this section knows "Aunt Amanda" as she is called, and knows her to be a good woman. She was a great help and comfort to him in his old age and affliction. He was a good dutiful son, a kind brother, a good husband, a good father, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. Rowland T. Burns, Feb 4, 1913. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913


BURTON, Ransome

Randsome Burton, who lived on Holley, in Elliott County, was struck and instantly killed by freight train No. 76 at Gates, Tuesday about 12 o'clock. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913



Mrs. Mary Colvin, an aged and highly respected old lady died at the home of Prof. McDowell, at Manila, Johnson County, Monday and was laid to rest in the family burying grounds Tuesday afternoon. She was the mother of Mrs. Milton McDowell of Manila and Mrs. John W. Turner, who resided 3 miles west of Paintsville and belongs to one of the most prominent families of the county. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913


DAVIS, Rebecca

Rebecca Davis died at the home of ???? Gilkerson, on Millers Fork, Logan County, at the age of 92 years 29 days. Thus, our aged citizens continue to pass into the great unknown where sorrows are known no more. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913



On the 10th of Jan 1913, the pale horse and its rider called. Death came to the home of Mrs. Clara Endicott of Webb, WV and took her loving husband, Rolland Endicott. He faced death bravely. Mrs. Endicott then returned to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H W. Lambert of Donithan, KY. Death found its way there on the 3rd of February and took her darling little Leo Archibald. He was 6 months and 6 days old. Big Sandy News, Feb 28,1913



Lowmansville--The infant child of Fred Grim was burned to death Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913



Steve Hensley, aged 67 years and whose home was on Griffith's Creek, this county, Friday received injuries while at work at Blankenship which caused his death on the following Monday, Feb 17. Blankenship is a logging camp on tug River, opposite Webb, on the N & W. Hensley was trucking out logs on a tramway. The truck was drawn by a mule which Hensley was driving. While crossing trestle the truck was wrecked and it and the mule and driver fell off, the mule falling upon Hensley, who was brought to this place on No. 15 and from Louisa was taken to his home. Dr. Ira Wellman went to Griffith's Creek and attended the unfortunate man but the crushing weight of the mule had caused such injuries to Hensley's spine and brain that only a fatal result could follow. The deceased left a wife and 4 children. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913



Morgan's Creek--Died on the 22nd of last month, Mrs. Dova Holley. She leaves a husband, 2 children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her death. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913


MCCOY, Charles

Charles McCoy, the 18 year old son of James McCoy, lately of this city, was killed by falling slate in a private coal mine at the mouth of Cowpen Creek, 7 miles below here. He had gone in with his nephew, the young son of Crit Weddington, for the day's work which the Weddington boy heard the slate slipping overhead. He was ahead of his unfortunate companion and on hearing the alarming noise he leaped forward, crying out to McCoy behind him, to get out of danger. Instantly the huge load of loosened slate came crashing down from overhead, missing Weddington by only a few inches. McCoy was caught under one of the large pieces hurled to the ground and covered with dirt and rocks. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913



Hellier, KY, Feb 10--J. M. McDonald aged about 60 years, a miner who has been working in the mines of the Allegheny Coke Co., 2 miles above here, was found dead in his bed by some neighbors late this morning. Squire W. P. Childress, who lives near here was notified of the untimely death of the aged miner and after an autopsy Mr. Childress declared that the death had been caused by heart failure. Being unable to communicate with any of his relatives, his body will be interred here tomorrow. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913



Auxier--Death visited our neighborhood and claimed for its victim Walter McKinzie, aged 6 years 11 months and 12 days. He was a bright little boy and will be missed by his many playmates. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913

(Note: another article has the name as Walter Mchesnley--Auxier--Death visited Mr. and Mrs. Mchesley and took from them their little son Walter. He was loved by all who knew him. He leaves a mother, father, 2 brother and 3 sisters to weep over the loss. Little Walter was sick about 3 weeks with typhoid fever. He was 7 years old. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. T. Moore. Little Walter was laid to rest in the Auxier graveyard. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913



William Ratcliff, formerly of Three Mile, this county, was one of the mine guards who was shot and killed by strikers in the Paint Creek, WV mine disturbance last Monday. He is commonly known in this section as "Bad Bill Ratcliff". He had served 2 terms in the Kentucky penitentiary, once for "shooting up" Jim Parker's house, with evident intent of hurting some one. The other term was for striking and badly burning, his step son in law with a hot poker. His wife has been living in this place for some time. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913


ROBERTS, Willis V.

Departed this life Jan 21, 1913, Willis V. Roberts, of Cadmus, Lawrence County, KY. He was born in Lawrence County Mar 18, 1867. He had been twice married, his first wife being Ella Ratcliff, a sister of James Ratcliff, of Tuscola. To this union were born 3 children, of which 2 are living, Dora Compton and Lora Queen. His second wife was Martha Webb, a daughter of Levi Webb, of Webbville. to this union were born 7 children, all now living, Marie Webb, Sink, Doshie, Lizzie, Lienceal and Easter. He was married to his last wife April 22, 1896. He joined the Christian Church and was baptized in the month of June 1889, by the Rev. Lunsford, pastor of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, 9 children and his mother 72 years old and 3 brothers and 4 sisters. His 3 brothers are John, Charley and Perry. All reside at Logan, WV. Lizzie Derifield of Cadmus, Annie Bowling, of Cresco, KY and Martha Sizemore of Logan, WV, and Tilda of Lexington, KY are his sisters all being present at his burial except his youngest brother and youngest sister. He was a son of Sa?utefair Roberts, who died in the year of 1889 at the age of 93 years, while Willis died at the age of 45 years 10 months and 3 days. Willis will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913



Andy Thompson, 28, a machine miner, employed in Logan County mines, shot and probably fatally wounded Ella Runyon, the proprietress of a resort at 823 Second Avenue shortly after 3 o'clock this morning. the bullet passed through the abdomen and it is not expected that the woman will survive. Officers Bowman, Messenger and Stephenson were soon on the scene and started in pursuit of Thompson. He was captured while hiding under a stairway back of Burns restaurant on Ninth Street. Several shots were fired by the police at the fleeing fugitive. It is said that the quarrel started over Thompson being asked to leave the house. The woman accompanied him to the door and when he stepped out, he turned and shot. Thompson was locked up in the city jail and held without bail pending the outcome of the woman's injuries. Dr. Karl Prichard was summoned to attend the victim of the shooting. Huntington Herald Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913


SPEARS, Mrs. Luther

Mrs. Luther Spears died at her home near Fort Gay, WV on last Tuesday, of consumption. A husband and a baby 2 months old survive. She had been married less than 2 years. She was a daughter of Frank Bartram and was a good woman. Big Sandy News, Feb 28,1913



After an illness of only a few days the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Stone died on Monday night, aged about 2 weeks. At was buried on Tuesday afternoon in the Jones burial ground after services conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913



On Sunday last a 3 year old boy, the son of John Thompson who lives in West Virginia, a short distance above Saltpeter, was burned so badly that death resulted in a short time. It is the same sad story. The child was playing near a fire in an open fireplace. the blaze caught its clothing and before the flames could be extinguished the fatal injuries were caused. Dr. Ira Wellman of this city was called and he did all that was possible for the little fellow's relief, but without avail. Big Sandy news, Feb 28, 1913


WEBB, Farrow

Farrow Webb, aged 26 years, married, died Tuesday at his home on the ridge between Mill Creek and Big Hurricane not far from Fort Gay. He was a son of William Webb. He was buried Wednesday, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of Louisa officiating. Big Sandy News, Feb 28,1913



After an illness of only 2 weeks the Rev. Gideon Williamson died at his home at Saltpeter, 4 miles from Louisa, about half past 8 o'clock on Monday night, Feb 10th, aged 67 years. His disease was typhoid fever, complicated with serious organic trouble. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, followed by interment near the home. The religious service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fairchild, of Inez. Mr. Williamson is survived by a widow, 2 sons, Floyd and Lace, 2 daughters, Mrs. Eugene Wallace of Rockcastle and Mrs. Jerome Hardin of Gallup, 2 brothers, M??? and James and one sister, Mrs. Grant. By the death of Mr. Williamson, Lawrence County has sustained a distinct loss. He was a good man, in all the word implies--a good husband and father, a good friend and citizen, a good neighbor, a good Christian. He was an ordained minister of the United Baptist Church, and in this capacity he went about doing good. He had much native ability and shrewd common sense and was not lacking in a sense of humor, which made him liked by all who met him. During Mr. Williamson's ????? there was much concern manifested by everyone who knew "Uncle Gid". Many were the inquiries which were sent to his home regarding his condition and much solicitude was manifested as to the probable result of his sickness and when on Tuesday morning it was told about the streets that he was dead expressions of sorrow were general and sincere. Big Sandy News, Feb 14, 1913


YORK, Robert

Robert, aged 13 years, son of W. R. York, formerly of this county, died recently in St. Albans, WV and on Monday was brought to Walbridge for burial. His death was caused by pneumonia. The lad was here last year with his mother, who was then a patient at the hospital. Robert was a nephew of W. W. See, of Walbridge and a great grandson of Mrs. Jane York of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 21, 1913

MARCH 1913


ATKINS, Mrs. Ora C. (Vaughan)

Mrs. Ora Atkins, of this city, died quite suddenly at her home at an early hour last Monday morning. She had not been strong for several years, having been afflicted with organic heart disease, but except during occasional periods of weakness caused by these diseased she was able to attend to her household duties. As late as Saturday last she had walked a considerable distance and made no special complaint. The exertion, however, proved too much for her frail frame, and she grew worse. Early on Monday morning it was seen that the end was near, and about 9 o'clock the Angel of Relief touched her weary eyes, the tired heart ceased to beat, and the pure spirit left its earthly habitation and went to the sweet haven of eternal rest. On Wednesday afternoon the body was borne to the M. E. Church where appropriate services were held conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Plummer. Notwithstanding the very inclement weather a very large number of sorrowing friends had assembled to pay their heartfelt tributes of respect for the dead. The burial took place in the Fulkerson Cemetery.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Vaughan, of this city, and was born on Georges Creek, this county, 35 years ago. She is survived by her parents, 5 sisters and one brother, John. the sisters are Mrs. James Hatcher, Mrs. George Conley, of Williamson, WV, Mrs. C. B. Bromley and Misses Belle and Emma Vaughan. Mrs. Conley arrived at home in the afternoon a few hours after the death of her sister. John, who was attending a school in Philadelphia reached home Tuesday evening, so that none were absent when the body of the much loved daughter and sister was consigned to the grave. A grief stricken husband and 2 children, Gladys and Luther, survived the wife and mother. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1913



William Blankenship died Tuesday at his home near Fallsburg, and was buried the following day. He was 40 years old and leaves a widow and 10 children. He was a brother of Dan Blankenship of this city. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1913


BRADLEY, Sylvester

Mrs. Sylvester Bradley, an old and highly respected citizen of this county died at his home near Yatesville on Friday last and was buried near the old home on the following day with the honors of Odd Fellowship. Revs. H. B. Hewlett and R. F. Rice conducting the religious services. Mr. Bradley was a brother in law of John and Dunlap Waldeck, of this city. He was a good man and will be missed in the community in which he had lived uprightly and long. Mr. Bradley is survived by his widow and several grown children. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1913



Lola Beatrice, child of Patrick H. and Amanda Kouns Brown of Pikeville died on Friday morning, Feb 28th. Lola was a sweet child which had reached the age of 17 months, yet being of a weekly constitution had never walked. Perhaps her weakness endeared her even more tot he hearts of her parents and other children. She was truly the pet of the home. The immediate cause of death was an attack of measles following severe illness from pneumonia. And the weak frame dissolved, but we know she hath a building or house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. D. McClelland, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Brown was reared in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1913


BURKE, Mary Jane

Auxier--Death has visited our neighborhood and claimed for its victim Mrs. Mary Jane Burke, wife of T. L. Burke. The cause of her death is thought to have been heart trouble. She leaves 9 children. Her oldest child is 20 years old and had been working at Van Lear. the youngest one is 4 days old. Mrs. Burke will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913


CASTLE, Mrs. Ballard (Mary Liz)

Ulysses--Four of Ballard Castle's family have had typhoid. Ballard and his stepson, Zona Hanwick are about well and his little daughter, Carmilee, is improving nicely, but his wife, who had been seriously ill of typhoid for a month, died last Tuesday evening. All was done for her that could be, but without avail. She was buried Thursday in the Hannah burying ground beside her first husband, H. K. Hannah and 2 of her children. Burial services were conducted by Rev. Albert Miller. She is survived by her husband, 2 little step daughters and 6 of her own children, 4 by her first husband, and 2 by her last husband. Mary Liz as we called her was a good woman and will be sadly missed in the home and by her neighbors. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. She has five brothers living, 2 of whom attended her burial. Millard, of Newport and Columbus, of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



Webbville--Fred Fields, youngest son of Erwin Fields was killed near Morehead Feb 28. Mr. Fields was brakeman on a local freight and when he stepped from the train to throw a switch his foot caught in the stirrup, throwing him under the train. Both legs were cut off. His brother, Will Fields, who was firing on the same train, missed him and went to look for him and found him under the trestle. Mr. Fields lived until he arrived at Morehead, where he died. He was brought back to E. K. Junction near where he was reared. The interment was at Russell Chapel Sunday. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1913


FORD, Mrs. Mell

Mrs. Mell Ford died of typhoid at her home at Elkhorn City Thursday last. The body was taken to the mouth of Shelby for funeral and interment. She leaves a family. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



On the night of Thursday, Mar 13, Paul, the little son of Mrs. Nannie Fugett, formerly of this city but now living at Hewlette, not far from Catalpa, fell into the fire during the absence of the family from the room and received burns from which it died 24 hours later. Mrs. Fugett had gone to the kitchen to take up supper, and before she returned the child climbed onto a chair and from it fell into the fireplace. His 10 year old brother heard the child's screams and ran into the room and pulled him out of the blaze, but too late to save him. Paul lacked only a few weeks of being 2 years old. It will be remembered that the child's father, James Fugett, was killed by a rolling log a little more than a year ago, and this second bereavement comes with crushing force to the widowed mother. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



On Monday last Mrs. Hess, who lived on Johns Creek, about 4 miles from Pikeville, died in the hospital. The body was taken to her old home for interment. On the previous Friday Mrs. Hess submitted to an operation for abdominal tumor. The operation was successfully performed by Dr. York, assisted by Drs. Bromley and Fulkerson, the tumor being a very large fibroid. Mrs. Hess rallied well from the chloroform and there was but little shock. She did well for a day or so but on Sunday began to sink. She was 51 years old and was a half sister of Mr. John Riley, formerly of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



A telegram was received here Wednesday announcing the sudden death of Joe Layne, a native and for many years a resident of this county. He died on his 65th birthday at his late home near Paris, IL. He was the only brother of Will Layne, of Lick Creek, near Louisa. Mr. Layne's wife was a daughter of Capt. O. D. Botner, of this city. The cause of his death is not known to his relatives here. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1913


LAYNE, Mrs. Will

Shortly after noon on Sunday last Mrs. Will Layne died at her home on Lick Creek, near this city, at the age of 68 years. She had been an invalid for several years. She was buried on Tuesday, Mar 4th near her old home, after appropriate funeral services conducted by the Rev. H.B. Hewlett. Mrs. Layne is survived by her husband and 6 children, who mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. She was the daughter of the late Squire Patton, and was held in high respect and esteem in the community where she had lived so long. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1913


The NEWS was in error when it said last week in speaking of Mrs. Will Layne, deceased, that she was a daughter of the late Squire Patton. Her father was Henry Booten, a well known and prominent citizen of this county. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913



William Lemaster died on No 38 last Saturday evening while the train was at Buchanan. The body was taken to Paintsville and from there to Magoffin County. The most diligent inquiry on part of this paper failed to obtain particulars. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913


LESTER, Harvey

Mr. Harvey Lester, aged about 60 years, passed away at noon today, after a brief illness of tubercular trouble. At the time of his death he was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Riffle, of 20th Street, where he came a few weeks ago to visit. The remains will be taken to Webbville, his former home, for burial. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Feb 7, 1913


MOORE, Milton

Mattie--Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moore last Sunday and took from them their beloved son, Milton Moore, aged 21 years 1 month and 3 days. He had many friends and was loved by everyone that knew him. He leaves a father and mother, 4 brothers and 4 sisters to mourn his loss. He had been a patient sufferer for some time with the dreaded disease, consumption. A while before he died he called them all to his bedside and shook hands with them and asked them to meet him in heaven. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1913



Last Saturday morning John Mullins, a young man living at Grundy, VA, was drowned in the Big Sandy while trying to make the ford near the mouth of McClure Creek in a wagon. the young man was engaged in moving a family from his home town to Elkhorn City, and 4 other persons were along with him when the deplorable accident occurred, a lady, her 2 little girls and a stranger. When the party came to the ford, the lady and her 2 children refused to risk it, and Mullins and the stranger drove into the water alone. At the deepest place the bed floated off into the wild and rapid stream, and the stranger, whose name cannot be learned, was dashed against a large boulder lying near the shore. He was badly injured, but made his way to land. Mullins sank out of sight, and was never seen again and his body has not yet been found. This happened at the recent tide, and at that place the river was wild and running in cataracts, and even the most expert swimmer could not have successfully battled against the roaring elements that engulfed the unfortunate man. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913


RAMSEY, Spurlock

Spurlock Ramsey, 40, died of consumption at his home at Virgie, KY last Thursday morning. He had been confined to his bed for many weeks. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



The 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rickman, who live near Richardson, was burned to death on Friday last. The funeral was held at Graves Shoal the following Sunday. The NEWS was unable to learn the particulars of the unfortunate occurrence. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913



Dick Simpson, whose illness was noted by the NEWS last week, died in the hospital on Sunday morning last. The body was taken to Lower Greasy the same evening and on Monday it was brought to a burial ground, not far from Louisa, where it was interred. His disease was acute jaundice. He is survived by a widow and several children. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913



Princess--Mrs. Manda Stewart, 65, passed quietly into the great beyond after many long months patient suffering. She was a devoted Christian died in full faith of a living triumph after crossing the dark river. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913


TERRY, Abest

Princess--An innocent boy, a single match, half keg of powder, (harmless of course), a great report, a badly mangled and burned body, several days intense suffering, a saddened family, a white shroud and coffin, funeral rites and last respects at the Vint Calvin graveyard on last Saturday is the story of little Abest, 4 year old son of Abest Terry, Sr. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1913



Milt Williams, the young man who was hurt when an emery wheel bursted at a mill in which he was employed on Paint Creek a few days ago, died Monday night at the Huntington hospital where he had been taken in the hope of saving his life. The body was taken to his home at Cuba, Johnson County, for interment. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1913



Little Mary Wright, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, living at Myra, KY, on Shelby Creek, was fatally burned last Sunday. The little girl was playing alone with scissors and paper while her mother was absent. While burning the paper in the grate, a burning fragment fell to the floor and set the little one's dress afire. She screamed for help, but before anyone reached her, her clothes were burned completely off of her, and the flesh about the head and chest was burned into a crisp. She mercifully fell into unconsciousness and died 4 hours later without recovering from her comatose state. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1913

APRIL 1913



ADKINS, Mrs. David B.

Mrs. David B. Adkins, a Pike County woman whose home was at Mossy Bottom, was drowned at Mart, VA, just across the state line last Sunday morning, while trying to rescue her sister, Miss Nellie Hamilton. The two sisters had gone to the bank of the river to while away a few hours with hook and line. They seated themselves upon a boulder overlooking a deep pool of water. Some minutes later the line held by the younger sister became entangled in some brush toward the far side of the pool. She arose and stepped nearer the water and her footing slipped, and she was precipitated into the pool. Knowing that she could not swim, the elder sister sprang in after her, and succeeded in reaching her in time to render assistance, and when she had pushed the girl ashore, for some unaccountable reason (probably cramps caused by the very cold water), she herself sank from sight and was drowned. In utter helplessness Miss Hamilton saw Mrs. Adkins drown not 20 feet from the shore, but could do nothing to save her. She ran for help and several persons responded to the call, but the best that could be done was to search several hours for the body, which was found a short distance below where the tragedy occurred. the body was brought to Pikeville on its way to Mossy Bottom for burial Tuesday morning. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1913


BENTLEY, Mary Katheryn

After a sickness of about 3 weeks, Mary Katheryn, the little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. C. Bentley died at their home on Second Street Monday evening. The direct cause of the child's death was a compound of measles and cold. Dr. Bentley was at Knoxville, TN, when he received word last Friday that the child was critically ill and could live but a very short while. He hastened homeward, only stopping at Catlettsburg to engage the services of a physician of that city to come to Pikeville and advise with the local doctors who were in attendance at the child's bedside. But every precaution was in vain, and the light of the little life went out after every effort had been put forth to save it. The little body was laid to rest in the Pikeville Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, after the funeral services which were held from the First Methodist Church. Rev. T. J. Rigg officiating. She was 23 months old. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1913


BOWLING, see under John Skaggs


CLARK, Dalay (Atkins-Westlake)

Mrs. Dalay Westlake, whose critical illness caused by uremia following the birth of a stillborn child was noted in this paper last week, died about 7 p.m. Thursday last. She was buried in the Fulkerson Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at her late residence, conducted by Revs. C. B. Plummer of the Methodist Church and L. M. Copley, who preached a very appropriate sermon, addressed mainly to the living. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. Clark was 43 years old and was born in this city. She was the daughter of Lydia and the late Lewis Atkins. She was married twice, and is survived by her second husband, William Clark. Her first husband was E. R. Westlake, by whom she had a son, Ernest Westlake, who operates the linotype machine in the NEWS office. One child was born to the union with Mr. Clark, a girl who died in August last at the age of 2 years. The deceased is survived by her mother, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. A. Shannon of Central City and Mrs. John Wellman of Louisa and 2 brothers, George and Ora Atkins of this city. Quite early in life Mrs. Clark united with the M. E. Church and continued in that relation until her death. While not a demonstrative woman those who knew her best have every reason to believe that the faith she professed in her youth remained with her and gained for her an entrance into the home of the blest. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1913


COPLEY, Julina (Wilson)

Mrs. Julina Copley, whose critical illness was chronicled in the March 21st issue of this paper, died at the home of her son, the Rev. L. M. Copley, this city, on Saturday evening, Mar 29, and was buried in the Fulkerson Cemetery on the following Monday morning. Her end was peaceful, her spirit departing without a struggle for its home in the skies. Interment was preceded by very appropriate services, largely attended at the Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Olus Hamilton, and participated in by Louisa ministers of other denominations. Mrs. Julina Copley was born on Mill Creek, not far from Fort Gay, Mar 19, 1830 and was 83 years and 10 days old. Her maiden name was Wilson, being related to the numerous family of that name in this section of the country. She married William G. Copley and to them were born 10 children, 6 boys, Ira, Wayne, William, Ellas, G. M. and L. M. and 4 girls-- Mary, Martha, Ellen and Laura. All these children save one survive their venerable mother. Her husband died many years ago. Mrs. Copley was converted about 46 years ago and joined the Methodist Church, living all those many years the life of a Christian and dying in the happy assurance of a blissful immortality. "Grandmother" Copley had lived many years in Louisa, known and respected by its people. She was deeply religious, and her daily life was in perfect accord with her profession. Like many of those who were born in the scantly settled districts over 3 quarters of a century ago, Mrs. Copley had not learned much from books in her early and middle life, but she was bright and intelligent by nature. She became anxious to know for herself what the Bible contained and about 10 years ago, being then 73 years old, she learned to read, and the Book of Books became her constant companion. She read and re-read it, and in compliance with her wishes, the Bible she had loved so much was buried in the coffin with her. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1913



Ad Crum, age 74, a well known citizen of Wayne County, died on the 15th of this month at his home on Twelve Pole. He had suffered quite a long time with softening of the brain which had materially affected his mind. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1913



Cecil, beloved son of Russ and Carrie Francis was born Feb 7, 1910, aged 2 years 1 month and 9 days, and on Tuesday, Mar 4, 1913 his spirit went back to the God who gave it, and who said "Suffer little children and come unto me." It is so hard for us to understand why this little one should be taken from us. God's ways are not our ways and He in His wisdom Knoweth Best. The memory of his innocence will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Cecil was a good, kindhearted child and loved by all who knew him. Besides a heart broken father and mother he leaves to mourn his loss a little sister, to whom he was much attached, uncles and aunts and a host of other relatives. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1913


HOLBROOK, Mrs. Charles

On Monday morning last the beloved wife of Charles Holbrook died at her home at Blaine after a long illness caused by tuberculosis. She was buried not far from her home the following day, after appropriate services which were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Crites, of this city. Mrs. Holbrook was 31 years old and is survived by her husband and 4 young children, the oldest being only 11 years old. She left 2 brothers, J. P. Gartin of this city and Elijah Gartin, of Blaine. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. L. Funk, a well known worker among the children of Chicago. Mrs. Funk was not able to attend the funeral of her sister. Mrs. Holbrook was a most estimable woman and her death at the early age of 31 years is greatly deplored by all who knew her. She was a devout, consistent Christian, a member of the Methodist Church, and lived according to the faith she professed. She was an affectionate and devoted wife and mother. Blameless in life, triumphant in death, she has entered into peace and joy eternal. Big Sandy News, Apr 25,1913


HOLLEY, Hattie Frances

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Holley, of New Cumberland, WV, will regret very much to learn of the death of their little daughter, Hattie Frances. Hattie Frances was born Sep 8,1912 and on Saturday Apr 5, 1913, her spirit went back to God who gave it, and who said suffer little children to come unto Me. It is so hard for us to understand why little Frances should be taken from us. God's ways are not our ways, and He in his wisdom knoweth best. Besides a heartbroken father and mother, she leaves to mourn her loss, a little sister, and brother, Bessie and Willie, and a host of other friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1913



The Louisa relatives of J. Gould Hutchison were shocked Thursday morning by the intelligence of his death caused by an accident which occurred Tuesday evening. Mr. Hutchison was an engineer on the B & O railroad, and had the run between Huntington and Parkersburg. The exact place of the accident was not mentioned. Interment will be made at Catlettsburg Saturday. Mr. Hutchison was a son of the late Rev. L. B. Hutchison, formerly of Louisa. He was a widower, his wife having died about a year ago. Big Sandy News, Apr 25,1913



Jack Keathley was accidentally shot through the head on McClure Creek at the Hewlett Construction Co. camps last Sunday morning. the young man was examining a revolver when it went off in his hand. The bullet entered just under the chin and ranged upward through the head and he lived only a few minutes after receiving the fatal wound. His body was brought to Elkhorn City for burial last Saturday. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1913


LEVY, Charles

Another deplorable railway accident cost Charles Levy his life last Friday morning. Young Levy was acting baggage master on the passenger train between Shelbiana and Jenkins, and while his train was coming down the creek he endeavored to make his way from the baggage car to the engine, and losing his balance, fell between the cars and was ground to death just a short distance below Yeager, the first station, above Shelbiana. The train had proceeded a mile before he was missed. Becoming alarmed the conductor ordered the train to back up in search of the young man, and his badly mutilated body was found lying on the ties, just a short way below Yeager depot. The fragments were gathered up in the best shape possible and taken aboard the baggage car under cover, and without the knowledge of the passengers, and was taken on to Shelbiana, and thence back to Jenkins, where the body was prepared for burial. A special train conveyed it to Pikeville Sunday and funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church. Interment took place at the Pikeville Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1913


MCCOY, Charles

Charles McCoy, a small boy who lived in Catlettsburg, was bitten by a mad cat a short time ago and was sent to the Pasteur Institute for treatment, where he died last week. Two other children who were bitten at the same time the McCoy boy was attacked, have recovered. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1913



Word reached here Wednesday morning that Richard Ratcliff, who left here on Feb 21 for "Kissamee, FL has died, after an illness of several years of tuberculosis. Young Ratcliff is the son of T. F. Ratcliff and had been a prosperous merchant of Elkhorn City. The body will be brought home for burial. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1913


SHORT, Jarred

Jarred Short, formerly of this county but for several years a resident of Boyd County, died Sunday at the home of his son, John Short, of near Catlettsburg, after a long illness. The body was taken to Fallsburg for interment. Big Sandy News, Apr 25,1913



The NEWS last week noted the illness of John, the son of Richard Skaggs, of this city, saying that there was little hope of his recovery. The young man died Thursday night of spinal meningitis, one of the most deadly diseases known to physicians. Early on Friday morning the body was taken to Terryville, near the Johnson County line, and buried in the Skaggs burying ground. The unfortunate young man had been at work in Portsmouth, where his malady is said to be epidemic, and when he came to Louisa on the N and W train Tuesday night the evidences of cerebro spinal meningitis were so many and so decided that the physicians who saw him and those who had a description of the case had but little, if any, doubt concerning the nature of the disorder. Dr. Bromley, who attended the case, had the house where the boy died fumigated and took all possible precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.


Spinal meningitis is a highly infectious disease and it is apt to become epidemic, but it is also sporadic, or occurring here and there, singly. But in any form the death rate is very high. Of course, where it rages as an epidemic, the disease seems to assume a more virulent form. That the sporadic or single cases kill is shown by the fact that a death resulted at Charley, this county, last week from the disorder. the victim was a child of C. C. (Lum) Bowling, of Georges Creek. Physicians who attended the case say it was decidedly one of spinal meningitis. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1913



C. Vaughan died on last Thursday afternoon having been sick of fever for some time. He was buried by the Red Men Friday. this is one instance where the father, mother and child, one entire family, now sleep in the same graveyard within less than 4 months, Mrs. Vaughan died Dec 4, and the child a few days afterward. Prestonsburg Monitor. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1913



MAY 1913




On Tuesday last Floyd Branham, aged 18, son of Ballard Branham, of Rockcastle Creek, this county, was instantly killed by falling slate in the mines at Goodman, WV. The body was brought Wednesday to his father's home, where it was buried Thursday in the old Branham graveyard, about 3 miles from the mouth of the stream. The young man's half uncle, Frank Branham was struck by a runaway team near the court house in this city a few years ago, receiving injuries from which he died shortly afterward at the home of his brother in law, Burt Shannon. Big Sandy News, May 30,1913


CLARK, Susan

Dewey--Death has again visited our vicinity and claimed a dear old mother, Mrs. Susan Clark. She leaves a blind husband and quite a number of children to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


CLARK, Thomas

As the result of being struck on the head, it is alleged, with a heavy stole in the hands of Gene Davis, former business associate, at Prichard, this county, Saturday morning, Thomas Clark, a well known citizen of Westmoreland, lies at the point of death in a ward at the Huntington hospital. An operation performed Saturday night by Dr. Prichard relieved the pressure on the brain, but the fracture and concussion were so great that the victim died as a result. Davis has fled and has not been apprehended. Ceredo Advance. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1913



A. D. Coleman, 22, son of George Coleman, died of typhoid fever at this home at Rockhouse last Saturday. He had been sick only a short while. The body was interred at Rockhouse. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1913


CONLEY, Marion

Marion Conley, aged 14 years, was killed last week by a runaway cow. The boy had a rope tied to the cow, one end of which was fastened to his wrist. the cow became frightened and ran away, injuring the boy so badly that he died from his wounds. Paintsville Herald. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913



Mr. David Curnutte, formerly of Prosperity, this county, died Tuesday, May 6th, at Paintsville, after an illness of only a few days. Through his marriage to Miss Angie Auxier of Johnson County, Mr. Curnutte became related to prominent people of this county. He was 79 years old. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1913


DAMRON, Squire Ezekiel

Squire Ezekiel Damron, of Meta, Pike County, died of heart disease at his home last Thursday evening. Luther Damron, his son, of Millard, KY, formerly a citizen of Pikeville, was here when the news of the Squire's death arrived. He left for Meta on the following morning. Squire Damron was 54 years old and had enjoyed perfectly good health up to the moment of his death. On a few occasions in past years he has been lightly touched with the disease that caused his death, but they were of such slight character that he had no reason to fear them. But when the final attack struck him, he died almost instantly. His remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard near his home. He was well known over Pike County. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913



Auxier--Death has visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Daniels and claimed for its victim Ellen, their 2 year old babe. Ellen was drowned while playing in a churn of water. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Allen. The remains were laid to rest in the E. B. Auxier Cemetery. Ellen leaves a father, mother, 3 sisters and 4 brothers to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913



Winifred--Ora, little son of John Diles, who died in Ohio last week, was brought back here for burial. His brother was brought to the same place and buried about 3 months ago. Big Sandy News, May 9,1913


DINGUSS, William

This community was startled on Monday morning last by the news that William Dinguss, a prominent citizen and farmer of the Blaine neighborhood, had committed suicide by hanging. Doubts were expressed as to the correctness of the intelligence, but inquiry only served to verify the report. Dinguss lived on what is known as the Pawpaw Branch of Blaine Creek, about a mile below the town. he was a well to do farmer, and it was in one of his barns, near the house, that the rash act which ended his life was committed. He went out at an early hour to feed some stock, and failing to return in reasonable time some of his family went to see what was the matter, and found him hanging by the neck, dead. At this hour nothing definite can be learned as to the probable cause of the rash act. Considerable is said about unpleasant family affairs. These troubles may have preyed upon his mind and so affected it as to cause the unfortunate man "to shuffle off this mortal coil", to end his earthly ills by "flying to other he knew not of". A year or so ago a married daughter named Rice, living in Ohio, committed suicide, and it is possible that there is a streak of insanity in the family, liable to crop out at any time, urging to self-destruction.


Dinguss came to this section about 30 years ago from West Virginia, it is said. He worked at various jobs in the neighborhood. He was industrious, sober and frugal, and in time married a daughter of Dr. Ferguson. He left a widow and had raised 6 children, all girls, all grown and all married but one. Mr. Dinguss was buried with the honors of Masonry. He was about 55 years old. Big Sandy News, May 30,1913



Mrs. Lucinda Faulkner, aged 79 years, died at her home near Buchanan Tuesday morning and was buried Thursday. Death followed a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was a member of a prominent family, having been a sister of the well known Prichards, who were so prominent in professional, business and financial circles in Catlettsburg, Charleston, WV and elsewhere. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


GREER, John W.

John W. Greer, the aged carpenter, who was caught in the overturned store building at Virgie, on Shelby Creek when the dreadful hurricane struck that place on the 15th of March, died last Saturday morning of his injuries. Pike was the only county in Kentucky that reported a mortality in the wake of the cyclone, and this raises the number to 2. All those who were injured have recovered. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1913


HALL, David

David Hall, who moved from near this place to Ironton 2 or 3 years ago, died recently and was buried there Thursday. He was a Federal veteran and was buried by the G. A. R. of which he was a member. He was a brother of Sank Hall, formerly of this city, and was well known in this county. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


David Hall, well known citizen and Civil War Veteran succumbed to the call of his Master above Monday morning on South Third St., Ironton, in apartments at the old Klondike building. The deceased had reached the advanced age of 79 years and was born in Lee Co., VA with contracting diseases of the Rebellion days, superinduced by pleurisy and pneumonia caused his death. He was a member of the 39th Kentucky Post G. A. R. his intentions were to attend the meeting Sunday afternoon and be mustered into the ranks but his condition would not permit him leaving his home. The deceased has been married 3 times, his third wife now residing at Yatesville, KY. The funeral service was held at Ironton, OH and he was laid to rest in the Old Soldier graveyard at Ironton. His wife, and son, Owen Hall, of Crayner, KY attended the burial. We extend our thanks to those who assisted in the burial of our husband and father. Nancy Hall and Owen Hall. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1913


HALL, J. (Josh) M.

The subject of this sketch was born Jun 3rd, 1893, died Apr 2nd, 1913, nearing the 20th milestone of life. the halt came sudden by an acute attack of tuberculosis. His physician prescribed as change of latitude and on the 3rd day of Feb he left home for San Antonio, TX. Stayed there 5 weeks, then to Tucson, AZ, remaining there 2 weeks with no improvement in health. He started for home by way of Keo, Ark stopping off with his sister, Mrs. Lee Zuber, where on Apr 2nd he passed peacefully away to be with Him, who died to save "Josh" as he was called, was a sober upright young man. He had taught 2 successful terms of school, in the meantime graduated in telegraphy and railroad accounting, preparing himself for a useful life, but alas, in the midst of life we are in death. It is a sad shock to his aged father and stepmother, relatives and friends. His remains accompanied by his sister, arrived at the old home Apr 8th. On the morning of the 9th after religious services we tenderly laid him away in the family burying ground. Josh leaves a father, stepmother, 5 brothers and one sister, with many relatives and friends who greatly miss him. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


HOLLEY, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Holley died at her home in this city Thursday morning, after a long and painful illness borne patiently and with Christian resignation. She was 75 years old and left 8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls, all grown. Her husband has been dead several years. She was a good woman, highly respected by the people of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913


Mrs. Margaret Holly, whose death at the age of 75 years was chronicled in last week's NEWS, was buried on Saturday afternoon in the Fulkerson Cemetery. the funeral services were held at her late residence, conducted by her former pastor, Rev. J. W. Crites, of the M. E. Church South, assisted by Rev. C. W. Plummer of the M. E. Church. the service was simple and appropriate and the funeral was largely attended. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1913



C. W. Howes, a prominent lawyer of Paintsville, died in a Louisville hospital on Thursday night last where he had gone for treatment. He left a widow and a baby daughter. Mr. Howes was one of the brightest and best known attorney in Johnson County. Big Sandy News, May 23,1913


KEENE, Albert

Albert Keene, colored, an employee of Kelley Bros., at the quarry across the river, died from an unknown cause Monday morning. Last Saturday, a rolling stone in the quarry struck him on the leg just below the knee, inflicting a bad flesh wound. But this could not have been the cause of his death. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery across the river. Big Sandy news, May 16, 1913



While the thoughts and minds of the people of Catlettsburg were absorbed in the flood the spirit of one of its oldest citizens, David Kinner, passed away and winged its flight to the God, who gave it, April 4th, 1913, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hazlett, of Lincoln County, KY. David Kinner was born near Buchanan, KY, Oct 15, 1824, age 88 years 5 months and 19 days. He was the son of David and Mary Kinner. At the tender age of 15 his father died and he was left the support of his mother and younger brothers and sisters. His first wife was Miss Malvina Hogan. to them were born one son. She passed away 2 years after their marriage. His second wife was Miss Sarah Frances Burgess, daughter of George R. and Martha Spurlock Burgess.. To this union were born 8 children 5 boys and 3 girls. The boys all died quite young except David Kinner, Jr., who was killed Aug 10,1884 at Catlettsburg, KY, while trying to save the life of a friend. The daughters survive him. His second wife passed away Oct 13, 1895. In March 1883 he moved to Williamsburg and resided there till 7 weeks before his death, when he came to make his home with the writer. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood and was ever ready of his means to help those in need He told us on Sunday morning before his death the following Friday that he was ready to go and that he had no fear of death. He said he would meet his father and mother, his wives and children in Heaven. It was his request that his remains be buried in the Catlettsburg Cemetery by the side of his wife, but owing to the high waters at the time it was impossible to carry out this request. After funeral services at the Christian Church Saturday afternoon he was tenderly laid to rest in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Lillian K. Hazlett. Big Sandy News, May 23,1913



Winifred--Daniel Lemaster died Friday the 17th at the age of 78 years and 2 months and was buried Sunday in the old family burying ground in sight of where he was born and lived all his life. Big Sandy News, May 30,1913


LESLIE, Sparrel

Sparrel Leslie, a wealthy farmer of John's Creek, died at his home Monday afternoon after an illness of a tubercular nature for over a year. Mr. Leslie was well known in Pikeville and throughout the county. His remains were interred in the family cemetery near his home Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913



Charles Moore and wife, of Ashland, are mourning the loss of their baby boy, who died in that city on Thursday last of whooping cough and pneumonia. The body was brought to this place and then taken to Cando Friday for interment. The parents formerly lived in this county. The child was 16 months old. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1913



Death came to the home of Mack Patrick at Wenatchee, WA and took their loving babe, and for the love they have for their old Kentucky home, they shipped the body over the Rockies to their dear old home, where it was laid to rest. Kentucky Mountaineer. Big Sandy News, May 9,1913



Peach Orchard--Died on the 26th of April, Mrs. George Pennington, of consumption. She was laid to rest in the McClure graveyard at Gallup. Big Sandy News, May 30,1913



The 12 year old son of David F. Peters died at Williamson Wednesday and the body was brought to Fort Gay yesterday for burial. This was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Peters. The latter was a daughter of Lewis Frazier, of Fort Gay. Mr. Peters is assistant train master of the Pocahontas division, N & W railway. The bereavement falls very heavily upon him and his wife, and much sympathy is felt for them. The cause of death was spinal meningitis. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


PIERCE, Joseph

Joseph Pierce, aged 18 years, whose home was Williamson, WV, died Monday at Greenup where he was employed putting in gas mains, his death being due to cerebro meningitis, with which he was stricken last Thursday. Owing to the nature of the disease from which he died, interment occurred at Greenup Monday evening. Big Sandy news, May 23, 1913



John Ratliff, a 16 year old boy, was killed by falling under a fast freight at the Mouth of Cedar Creek, here last Sunday morning. Ratliff's home was on Greasy Creek. He was the only support of his widowed mother and had been employed at Millard, VA, as a common laborer on railway grade work. Several weeks ago he wrote his mother, Mrs. Jesse Ratliff, that he would be home on the 20th of May to spend a few days with her before going again in search of work. He was forced to look again for work earlier then he expected, and was on his way to Beaver Creek, intending to return from there to see his mother, after securing employment. Two or three other young men of this city were aboard the freight when the accident happened. And according to the best information from them he was trying to climb from one car to another and fell through. His legs were severed and he was badly mangled about the head and abdomen. He lived only about 20 minutes after receiving these injuries, and his body was taken to a local undertaking establishment and prepared for shipment to his home at Sutton, KY, the following day. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1913



John D. Reinhart, 71, President of the Reinhart & Newton Candy Co., died suddenly of heart failure Tuesday at the office of Attorney B. T. Archer, 61, Atlas Bank Building. Dr. Charles Buck and Dr. Walter Griess, who were called, notified Coroner Foertmeyer. Reinhart had called at Archer's office to sign and verify the tax return for his company, to be filed with the County Auditor. He died before the physician reached him. Reinhart lived at 758 Greenwood Ave., Avondale. He leaves a widow, 3 sons and a daughter. He was a Captain in the Civil War and a Shriner and high in Masonic circles. His brother, C. H. Reinhart, was on a fishing trip Tuesday and could not be reached. Cincinnati Post.

Mr. Reinhart was formerly a resident of this city, where he was well known and liked. He was a Federal soldier and at the close of the war he settled here and became a business partner of the late Dr. S. J. Yates, keeping a general store in part of the building now occupied by E. E. Shannon. He liked Louisa and her people and when any of our citizens called at his place of business in Cincinnati they were warmly welcomed. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913



Clara Robinson, daughter of R. P. Robinson, of Zelda, has passed from this world of sin to the world above. Clara was born Mar 11, 1887, and departed this life Apr 28,1913. Her death was a shock to her many friends, having been sick but a few days. She was a member of the Buchanan Sunday school. She was not a member of the church, but before she died she professed faith in Christ and said she was going home. Her father not being by her bedside, she sent word for him to meet her in Heaven. The funeral services were conducted by the writer in the presence of many friends and relatives. She leaves a father and mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn their loss. C. L. NEFE. Big Sandy News, May 9,1913


SCOTT, Armintie

Aunt Armintie Scott was born in Pike County, KY Apr 12, 1843. Was married to John E. Scott Aug 5, 1869. She was converted Apr 5, 1909 and departed this life Apr 19, 1913 aged 70 years and 7 days. She left a husband and 2 children and many friends to mourn her loss, but our loss is heaven's gain and we do not mourn as those that have no hope. Her sickness was of long duration, but she bore her suffering with much patience and she often spoke of the home beyond where there would be no suffering, pain or death, and she told her nurse, Mrs. Nancy Harman, that she was just waiting the Lord's will to call her. She asked her friends just a short time before her death to sing and while they sand, "The Heaven bells are Ringing and I am going Home." She joined in the singing and she sung and shouted until she was exhausted. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913



Dr. A. B. Sellards, formerly a well known citizen of Greenup, died recently at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Death followed a second paralytic stroke. He was born in Greenup County in 1844 and was the last of 6 brothers to enter the Union Army. He remained in the 40th KY Infantry until the close of the war, and was well known to the Union soldiers of this section. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913



The infant son of John Short and wife, who formerly lived in this county, died of whooping cough in Ashland on Tuesday lat and was brought to Louisa and taken Wednesday morning to Morgans Creek for burial. The child was only 2 months old. Mrs. Short is a daughter of Chris Diamond. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1913



On Tuesday last Harry Skaggs, aged about 22 years and son of Richard Skaggs, of this city, died at his former home near Terryville, this county, of spinal meningitis. The dead boy was a brother of John Skaggs, the young man, who died of the same disease some weeks ago at his home in Louisa. this latest victim of the malady had been in Portsmouth with his brother John, and it is supposed that he at that time became infected with the disease. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1913


WALKER, William

William Walker, colored, who was hurt in a mine at Van Lear, died Monday at the Catlettsburg depot of his injuries. He was on his way to Huntington for treatment. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913


WARD, Louisa

The Ashland Independent has this to say of Mrs. Louisa Ward, who died in Catlettsburg on Sunday last: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant," surely passed the lips of Him, who sits upon the Judgment throne, when the soul of Mrs. Louisa Ward, widow of the lamentable Jackson B. Ward, was wafted from this world of pain and sorrow into the realms of eternal rest and happiness. After a long and useful life of 90 years 2 months and 12 days, replete with interesting experiences. Louisa, daughter of Joseph Ward and Adelaide Bragg Ward was born n the 15th day of Feb 1823, in Lawrence County, KY of which county Mr. Ward was Clerk of Courts, (and on the present site of Louisa) the two being thereafter so named as generally accepted in honor of the child, Louisa Ward, first born within the town site. She early moved with her parents to Carter County, KY, where she was married and without change of her maiden name, to Jackson Brown Ward. She was the oldest Methodist in this section of the country, and was often introduced by the minister, as our "oldest sister", in the Southern Methodist conference, and many have been the words of praise said for her. Joseph Ward, the father of the deceased, was the first clerk of this county, named Lawrence in honor of the famous fighter, Captain Lawrence. Mr. Ward lived within the bounds of what is now the city of Louisa and when the town was created, it is said, that it was named for his daughter. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


WILEY, Walter

Henry Clay--Death visited the home of Wall Wiley and took their 12 year old son, Walter, who had been suffering from throat trouble for some time. All was done for him that loving hands could do but he was called and had to go. Walter was a good boy and loved by all who knew him. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1913


YOAK, Mrs. J. B.

the friends of the Rev. J. B. Yoak, were saddened by the announcement of the death of his wife which occurred recently. She had been in bad health for a long time, but the news of her decease came as a shock. Her husband is a brother of the Rev. Ivy Yoak, who is well known in this section of the country. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1913


JUNE 1913



Paris, KY, Jun 23--Mrs. Letitia Armstong, 70, died in a Lexington hospital last night, following a stroke of paralysis. the body was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Alma Embry, in this city, from which place the funeral will take place tomorrow. Mrs. Armstrong was the wife of Frank Armstrong, a former sheriff and insurance man of Bourbon. Mrs. Armstrong lived with her daughter in Cannel City, before being brought to the hospital for treatment. Lexington Leader.

Mrs. Armstrong was the mother in law of Mr. Sam Freese, formerly of this city. She was a woman of rare accomplishments and a musician of much ability. Mrs. Frank Freese, of this city, attended the funeral at Paris. Big Sandy News, Jun 27, 1913


BOTNER, Captain O. D.

About seven o'clock on the evening of Saturday, June 14th, Captain O.D.
Botner, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Lawrence co., died peacefully at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Mathew Elam, of this city.  He had attained the ripe age of 93 years, 6 months, and 11 days, and up to within the last year or two he had been vigorous in brain and body.  On the following Monday afternoon, a large number assembled at the home, where funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. J. W. Crites, Olus Hamilton and S. F. Reynolds. At their close interment was made in the Fulkerson cemetery. Capt. Botner is survived by four children - Mrs. Melia Wellman, of South Dakota, Mrs. Amanda David, of Illinois, Mrs. Milt Swetnam, of Wilbur, and Mrs. Matt Elam, of this city.  Mrs. Wellman and Mrs. David were unable to be present at the funeral.  Mrs. Lee Garred, a granddaughter, and her husband, and Mrs. Malcolm Burgess, another granddaughter, and Mr. Oliver Elam, a grandson, and wife, of Ashland were also present.  Mrs. Swetnam arrived as soon as possible after being informed of the death of her aged father, and was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Ethel.
Capt. Botner was born in Pittsylvania county, VA., and came to this State when quite young.  His first wife was Mrs. Jane Burgess, by whom all his children were born.  His second wife was Miss Nannie Wellman, and from this marriage there was no issue.  She died a few years ago, and since her death the deceased was nursed and cared for by his devoted daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Elam.  Capt. Botner grew very feeble in his later days, weighted by years and physical infirmity, and it was no easy task to care for him, but he was watched and waited upon till death care as a welcome messenger of relief. The deceased acquired the title of Captain by being made the commanding officer of a company in the 14th Ky. Vol. Infty.  Up to a few years ago he was active in the affairs of life.  He was a successful farmer and acquired much money and property of various kinds. He was industrious, moral and sober, a man of strong opinions and decided convictions, which he did not hesitate to express when occasion called.  He was kindly in manner, genial with those whom he liked, and in his home no man was more hospitable, and his personal integrity was above reproach. Many years ago Capt. Botner joined the Methodist church, but in late years he became a member of the Christian church. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


BROWN, Lydia (Jobe)

Lydia Brown, formerly Jobe, born in Lawrence County, KY, on the 16th day of March 1866, married to George W. Brown on the 4th day of February 1887, and died near Julian, WV on Saturday, Jun 7, 1913. The funeral was attended on Sunday, Jun 8, by many friends who showed the esteem in which the deceased was held in the community Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


DEAN, Cullie

Cullie Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Dean, was born Nov 18, 19?? and died May 13, 1913. Cullie was a sweet little darling child, loved and caressed by all who knew him. A little flower, just budding in this world, has been transplanted into the heavens garden, where he can bloom forever more for Jesus so loved little children that He said, "Suffer them to come unto Me." Big Sandy News, Jun 6,1913


EWING, Amanda

Amanda Ewing, a much respected colored woman who formerly lived in this place, died Tuesday in Ashland after a long illness caused by chronic bronchitis. The body was brought to Louisa Wednesday for interment. She was the widow of Burke Ewing and leaves many descendants. Big Sandy news, Jun 20, 1913



Dennis Gallihue, aged 12 years, son of John Gallihue, while his family was preparing to go to church last Sunday near their home at Denton, KY, just back of Ashland, shot and instantly killed his cousin, Alva Gallihue, aged 12 years, a son of J. R. Gallihue. the bullet from the gun supposed to be unloaded penetrated the victim's head and his death was instantaneous. The tragedy has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood for both families are highly esteemed. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1913



Last Sunday afternoon police officer N. B. Ash, at Jenkins, shot and killed W. K. Gullett, a carpenter at that place while trying to place him under arrest. Gullett had been drinking heavily all day, according to the reports and late in the afternoon he became violent. Drawing his revolver, he began to fire at the houses, and drove everybody in doors, threatening death to anyone who should step into the street. Police headquarters were notified and officer Ash was sent out to place the terrorizer under arrest. Ash went up one street looking for him and Police Judge Collins went up another. Ash encountered him on his way out and demanded him to lay down his weapon. This Gullett stoutly refused to do, and turned to walk off. When he had gone 20 paces he turned and fired several shots at Ash. Seeing that something must be quickly done, Ash, whose head was grazed by one of the bullets from Gullett's revolver, fired 3 shots at the retreating man, all of which took effect; 2 in the right arm and one in the abdomen. Gullett was quickly removed to the local hospital and died there one hour and a half afterwards. Ash gave himself up to the authorities and was taken to Whitesburg. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1913


HOBSON, Catharine Cardela

Catharine Cardela, the little daughter of Marvin and Alice Hobson, born May 14th, departed from this life Saturday morning, May 31. Little Cathern is no doubt in Heave. God above sent an Angel and took her to that beautiful city where no partings ever come. Funeral services were conducted at Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. C. L. Neff. Big Sandy News, Jun 13, 1913



Last Monday morning, Wesley Maynard was partially paralyzed and on Tuesday afternoon he died from the effects of the stroke. For years Mr. Maynard was a citizen of Pikeville and kept a grocery store where the James Scott grocery now stands at corner Second Street and Pike Ave. A short while ago he moved across the river to a modest home and has lived there by himself since. A few months ago he also established a small grocery store in that neighborhood. It was his custom to open early of mornings, but on this particular occasion the neighbors noticed that the was not so prompt as usual. Two elderly women went to his home, where he was living alone, and found him helpless upon the floor. Evidently he had undergone great bodily suffering before the attack, as nearly all his clothes were torn from his body. Medical assistance was summoned, but of no avail, as his advanced age was a great barrier to his recovery and at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon he died. The remains were laid to rest near his home. Mr. Maynard leaves 2 children, Mrs. John Sword of Second Street, this city and Ira Maynard, of Asheville, NC. Apprised of the illness of his father, the young man arrived here only in time for the funeral Tuesday night. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1913


NEW, Mrs. L. C.

Death came as an unwelcome visitor and took the loving wife of L. C. New, who has been a sufferer so long, Sunday Jun 8th. She told them she was ready to go and at 4 o'clock the summons came from above for her. We all trust that she is in a better land. She leaves a faithful husband and 3 little ones to weep for her. Her body was laid in the graveyard near Concord. Bro. Burns Conley, of Paintsville attended the funeral and several others. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913



Yatesville--An infant child of John Short and wife of Normal, KY, also an infant child of William Newsom and wife, of Chattaroy, WV died and were brought to Morgan Creek for burial some days ago. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


QUISEBBERRY, Sarah Shivel Bishop

Mrs. Sarah Shivel Bishop Quisenberry was born in Henry County, KY, Sep 12. 1847. She was the daughter of Samuel Kiston Shivel, of Lexngton and Serelda Owens Shivel of the distinguished Owens family of Kentucky, formerly of Old Virginia. At the early age of 12 years she confessed her Savior and became a member of the Church of Christ at Port Royal, KY. In 1867 she was united in holy bonds of marriage to Green B. Bishop. Mr. Bishop died in the year following. to this union was born one son, L. G. Bishop of Denver, CO. Three and half years following the death she was married to W. C. Quisenberry of Henry County, to this union were born 3 children, Mrs. John W. Kitchen, of Webbville, Mrs. L. Giles of Jattie and Colby, who was the baby of the family and the ideal of his mothers heart. Aunt Sallie, as we knew her and as all her friends knew her, had been sick for some time and in especially bad health during the past winter, yet confined to her bed only 2 weeks while her physician and family knew she was in a very serious condition they couldn't think but what she would get up after the pneumonia gave way they felt hopeful yet she told them from the first that she would never get well, talked with them about dying as though it was a small thing, Sunday night May 25, dr. Nickles was called as she was very bad he came post haste. All that could be done to alleviate her suffering was done. At 2 a.m. she told Mrs. Kitchen with a beautiful smile on her face I see day breaking and 2 bright faces. at 7 o'clock Monday she sank into a coma dying at 2 p.m. The funeral was preached by Rev. Barrett, assisted by Rev. Harmon. She died May 26, 1913. Big Sandy News, Jun 27, 1913



RICE, Mrs. James

On Saturday last, Jun 14, the wife of James Rice died at her home on Two Mile Creek, near Louisa, after a long and painful illness caused by cancer. She was buried on the following Monday after burial services conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett. She was 58 years old and is survived by her husband, and the following children: James, Ezra and John M. rice, Mrs. Adelaide Dials, Mrs. Fanny Diamond, Mrs. Mary Marie Carter, and Mrs. Ethel Beaman, of Bellaire, OH. Mrs. Rice was born, if the NEWS is not mistaken, in Wayne County, WV not far from Fort Gay and was a daughter of Robert Loar. She was an excellent woman, a good wife and mother, daughter and friend. She was a member of the M. E. Church South holding a faith which enabled her to bear with fortitude and resignation the fearful suffering from which death came as blessed relief. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


SALYER, George

George Salyer, aged 30 years, and married an A. C, & I switchman, met a horrible death Monday morning, shortly before noon at the lower furnace, when he fell beneath a switch engine and was decapitated and his body terribly mangled. George Salyer was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Salyer and was born in Elliott County 30 years ago. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1913



Yatesville--An infant child of John Short and wife of Normal, KY, also an infant child of William Newsom and wife, of Chattaroy, WV died and were brought to Morgan Creek for burial some days ago. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


TAYLOR, Irvine

Irvine Taylor, aged 12 years and son of Garfield Taylor, who lived near Louisa, was fatally injured Friday evening last by falling from a trestle. The lad had gone down the river on a timber raft with his father, tying up to the Virginia shore a short distance above Catlettsburg. After making things safe for the night the boy and his father started to walk to Catlettsburg, going along the track of the N and W. While on a high trestle the boy took the outside of the guard rail and proceeded only a short distance when he fell to the rocky ground below, a distance of 28 feet. Hastening to his boy, Mr. Taylor found that he was alive and summoning assistance, he and the mangled lad were taken to Kenova, the father hoping to get his son to the Louisa hospital, but the unfortunate boy died in the Kenova depot. His skull was fractured, his neck was broken and a hole knocked in his chest. the body was brought to Louisa on No. 4 and taken to the residence of Al Hays and prepared for burial. On Saturday it was taken to the grief-stricken home on the old Crabtree farm on Two Mile Creek. On Sunday interment was made on a knoll nor far from the home where the pool little fellow had played with the three young children who survive him and with whom he was such a favorite. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett and were largely attended. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1913



The death of C & O brakeman Harry Traugott which resulted from falling under the wheels of a moving train near Soldier Tunnell on the night of Jun 2nd, recalls a time when he was shot at last fall. On that occasion he and another brakeman, whose mane is Daniels, were running on this division of the C & O. they had had some trouble with a man named Fitch, who had been in a scrap with the railroad men and got the worst of it. Fitch went into a house and armed himself with a shot gun and lay in wait for the men to come along on their train. When it was passing Fitch fired at them, both being badly peppered with the shot but neither was much hurt. Fitch, or Fitzpatrick, as he is rightly named, fled but was soon caught. While awaiting trial he was taken sick with typhoid fever and now is developing symptoms of tuberculosis. He is nominally under guard, but it is doubtful if he ever becomes able to stand trail. Big Sandy News, Jun 13, 1913


WALLER, Mrs. Asbury (Maynard--See)

Mrs. Asbury Waller, aged 74 years, died Monday, Jun 16, at her residence near Potter, this county. Death was unexpected and was the result of heart disease. She was buried near her home, following appropriate funeral services conducted by the Rev. L. M. Copley, of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Waller is survived by her husband and 8 children, two of whom, C. F. See, of this city and Mrs. Frank Bartram are by her first husband, the late Garred See. The 6 other children are by her marriage with Asbury Walter and are Lindsey Waller, Mrs. Lula Saulsberry, Colonel Waller, Mrs. Pricy Chapman, Denny Waller, and Mrs. Laura McWhorter, of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Waller was the daughter of the late Charles Maynard. Though her parents and her marriages with other prominent people Mrs. Waller became closely related to large numbers of well known people in this part of the State, and leaves numerous descendants. The late Rev. Lon See was a son, Mrs. Waller was a highly respected and worthy woman. She was a member of the Baptist Church, she was a good wife, an affectionate mother, a faithful friend and died as she had lived as humble, consistent follower of Christ. big Sandy News, Jun 20,1913


WARD, George W.

George W. Ward, a native of Martin County, and son of Wells Ward, Sr., died recently at East Los Vegas, NM, aged about 60 years. Many years ago Mr. Ward left the county of his birth and went to the southwest, where he acquired quite a fortune, which his relatives in Kentucky will probably inherit, as he died a bachelor. Mr. Ward was a very large man, weighing about 300 pounds. He was buries at Los Vegas. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913



James Weddington, father of John Weddington, at Mossy Bottom and uncle of Mrs. Eliza Steele, Mrs. T. J. Williamson, and Mrs. Nancy Honaker, all of Pikeville, died at his home in Morgan County, KY, Sunday afternoon after a very brief illness from cold. Mr. Weddington was for many years a citizen of Pike County and his remains were brought to Coal Run for interment Wednesday. He was well known throughout the county, and had many friends in Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1913


JULY 1913


The 15 months old daughter of Mr. Harrison belcher was drowned in Shelby Creek at Dorton, KY, last Tuesday morning. The mother according to the story, had placed the infant child upon the bed while it was sleeping and she started away across the creek to the post office. The child, it is said, awoke and tried to follow its mother. On its way across the creek it fell down amidst the rushing waters, and being unable to recover its feet it drowned. The little body was found immediately afterwards lodged against a tree stump about 100 yards below the crossing. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



Hubbardstown--Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bellomy Jul 17, 1913 and took from them their darling little baby boy, Emer. He was 11 months and 1 day old and was loved by all who knew him, but when God saw fit to call him little Elmer's spirit took its flight to that upper and better kingdom, where no sickness, pain nor parting ever comes. Little Elmer leaves a father, mother and one sister and one brother to mourn the loss of their dear little baby and brother. He was laid to rest in the Strother graveyard, funeral service was conducted by Bro. Billups of Big Hurricane. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1913


BURKE, Gertrude (Copley)

After a lingering illness, caused by tuberculosis, Mrs. Gertrude Burke died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Holbrook Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913


The funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Burke who died in this city on the afternoon of Thursday, Jul 3rd, was held at the M. E. Church on the following Saturday morning. The pastor, the Rev. C. B. Plummer, conducted the services. At their conclusion the body, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, was carried to Fulkerson Cemetery and buried. Mrs. Burke's maiden name was Copley. She was born in that part of Lawrence which is now a portion of Martin County, and was a sister of Albert Copley, of this county. Mrs. Burke lacked but a few days of being 48 years old. She is survived by 4 children, Mont Burke of Huntington, Mrs. May Holbrook, of this city, Mrs. Dixie Tiernan, of Ashland, and Mrs. Grace Vandale of Charleston, WV, all of whom were at the funeral. The husband, Jack Burke, died many years ago. When quite young Mrs. Burke became a member of the M. E. Church and so long as she lived thereafter she practiced the faith which she professed. She was a cheerful, pleasant, genial woman, universally liked and respected. Her last few months on earth were filled with suffering which the care and devotion of her children could not remove, and death came as a blessed relief. She died trusting in the grace which is sufficient to save. Big Sandy news, Jul 11, 1913



Mr. W. P. Byington died at his home on Bear Creek, 3 miles from Buchanan, last Monday at the age of 87. He had been sick only a few days and up to that time had been very active for a man of his years. A short time ago a very heavy rain fell in that vicinity and his barn was surrounded by water He was caught there and had to wade through the water. It is thought his death was the result of this experience. The burial occurred on Wednesday. Prof. W. M. Byington, a son, was called from this place on Monday and was present when death came. Miss Goldie Byington accompanied her father. The deceased came from Virginia to this county in his youth and spent almost his entire life in the neighborhood where he died. He was a good citizen. His widow, who is about the same age as her husband was is sick and her relatives fear she will not long survived her husband. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1913


COLE, Dolph

Mr. Dolph Cole, a well known resident of Garner, died at his home Tuesday, Jul 15, after a protracted illness due to the infirmity of age. He was buried on Thursday. His age was 79 years. Mr. Cole's son, William, is a son in law of Mr. F. R. Moore, who attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1913


Mr. William Dolph Cole was born in North Carolina Apr 12, 1836, and died in Boyd County, KY, Jul 15, 1913, aged 76 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was married in 871 to Paulina Swetnam. To them was born one son, who survives him; also the widow. He went into the Confederate Army in North Carolina very young and fought through the war for what he believed to be right. He was a kind husband, good provider, and indulgent father and a good citizen, which was shown by his neighbors at his funeral, Jul 16th, by between 3 and 5 hundred attending it. It was preached at the church on East Fork by the Rev. Leslie Jarvis, of the Southern Methodist Church, of which he was a member, and had been for 6 years and a devoted Christian. He died of Bright's disease. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1913


CONLEY, Stanton

Stanton Conley, 18 years of age, an employee of the Vansant-Kitchen Lumber Co., met death almost instantly in a very unusual manner at the lumber yards, just below Catlettsburg, Monday evening about 5 o'clock. Young Conley, who is a son of James C. Conley, who resided on a farm near Princess and Ora Frazier and Orval Cunningham were engaged in trucking lumber near the railway tracks, when a "shofter" engine backed in with some cars. As smoking was not allowed around the yards, the 3 boys climbed into a box car to enjoy a quiet and unobserved smoke. After hey had lighted up the train began to move and young Conley put his head out of the car doorway to see how things were. As he did so, the car door, which was loose at the bottom, struck an obstruction on the platform, caused the door to close against the unfortunate boy's neck breaking it, but not injuring him otherwise. The remains were taken to East Fork for interment. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Jul 18,1913


DAVIS, Minerva

On Sunday afternoon, Jul 6th, Mrs. Minerva Davis, widow of William Davis, died at the residence of her son in law, Sam Bartram, on the "Point", after a long period of suffering caused by repeated strokes of paralysis. She was 69 years old. Interment was made in the Davis graveyard near the home place. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. L. D. Bryan, of Fort Gay and C. W. Plummer of Louisa, and were largely attended by relatives and friends many of whom were from Louisa, Catlettsburg and other places. Mrs. Davis is survived by 2 children, all who were born to her. They are Mrs. Sam Bartram and Mrs. James See. She spent most of her time with Mrs. Bartram and it was while the Bartram family lived in this city last winter that she sustained the first stroke of paralysis. She rallied well from various periods of illness, having the best possible care and attention, but advancing age could not resist always, and the good woman grew weaker and weaker until the frail body could endure no longer and death claimed its victim. The word "good" is used very properly when used to characterize Mrs. Minerva Davis. She lived all her life within sight of Louisa, known to us all. Her quiet, domestic life was an open book and on its pages is the record of good words, kindly actions and purity of life. She was all that wife, mother and neighbor could be, all that the church could ask and of such as she it has been written: From henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1913



R. D. Davis, well known banker and business man of Ashland, died at his residence in that city Wednesday night. He was 69 years old. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



Miss Emma Enyart, aged 27 years, daughter of George Enyart, who formerly lived at 31st and Railroad streets, where Miss Enyart conducted a dress making establishment until she moved to Huntington about 2 years ago was instantly killed Friday evening in Huntington, when she pitched from a motorcycle, upon which she was riding and fell directly under a high power automobile, driven by Mrs. E. E. Williams, wife of all attorney, who was accompanied by the Misses Cohen. The distressing accident occurred at 25 1/2 Street and Third Ave. and was witnessed by a number of persons, many of whom were sitting on their porches, trying to secure some relief from the extreme heat. Ashland Independent. The foregoing will be of interest to many citizens of the East Fork country, as the father of the dead girl formerly lived in that vicinity. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913


EVANS, Mintie (Hall)

On the night of Tuesday, Jul 1st, Mrs. Mintie Hall Evans, wife of Chilt Evans, died at her home in this city after a long and painful illness caused by pellagra. She was buried on Wednesday afternoon in the Fulkerson Cemetery. She was 39 years and a few months old and is survived by a husband and 4 children--3 sons and one daughter. Funeral services at the house were conducted by the Rev. L. M. Copley, of the Baptist Church, the deceased having been of that faith. Mrs. Evans had been married twice. Her first husband, whom she married before her coming to this city, was named Hall, and was the father of the surviving children. She was a quiet, religious woman, much respected by those who knew her. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



While swimming in the Big Sandy River headwaters at Grundy, VA, last Sunday evening, 2 children, Rosa and Lillian Hackney, aged 15 and 11, respectively, were drowned, and their sister in law, Mrs. Jesse B. Hackney, who was watching the little girls from the shore, was also drowned in her effort to save them. The tragedy occurred one mile below Grundy, at the Ratliff farm. At this place there is a deep pool near the shore, and in this the children were bathing. The little girl ventured too far out, and on perceiving her danger she cried out for help. Her sister started to her assistance, and Mrs. Hackney on shore also plunged in. All 3 were caught up by the current and wafted into deep water where after considerable struggling they were drowned. Another lady who was with Mrs. Hackney, on shore, ran for assistance, and several persons, started for the scene of the tragedy. But when they arrived at the place no trace of either of the three would be seen. A vigorous search along the river bed was made and after one hour of searching all 3 bodies were recovered. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913


HALE, Mont

Mont Hale, a native of this city, died at his home in Huntington early on Tuesday morning lat, after an illness of only a few hours. Interment followed in the Huntington Cemetery on Wednesday, Jul 2nd. Mr. Hale was badly injured by a B & O train about 8 months ago, necessitating his confinement in a hospital for a considerable time and it is thought that his death was a result of the injury received at that time. He was 45 years old and is survived by a widow and one grown son His only daughter was killed by a street car in Huntington several years ago. He is also survived by 4 brothers, James, George, Millard and Bascom, all of this city. The first 3 were present when their brother died. Bascom had gone to the bedside when the news came that Mont was critically ill, but believing the worst was over he returned to Louisa. All were present at the burial. The widow was a daughter of Sam Wellman of Fort Gay. Mont Hale was an industrious man, much respected by all who knew him. He owned the property where he lived and had $1000 insurance in the Modern Woodman. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



On Thursday of last week, the young child of George Kelly and wife died at the home of its great grandfather, Mordecai Wilson, of this city. the child had been sick of bowel trouble, and on Thursday it was brought by its parents to Mr. Wilson's for treatment. It died, however, not long after its arrival. The body was taken to the Wilson burial ground on Lick Creek, for interment. The little one was 15 months old. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1913


KINNER, Judge Stephen Girard

As the News goes to press it learns that Judge S. G. Kinner died at his home in Catlettsburg Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913


On what was considered good authority this paper announced its issue of last week that Judge S. G. Kinner, of Catlettsburg, had died in that city on Thursday, Jul 3rd. What was possibly a deep stupor had caused the report of his death, but a rally ensued and the distinguished jurist lived until half past 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when the tired eyes closed in the sleep which has no earthly end. Judge Kinner had not bee in robust health for many months, having had alternate periods of intense suffering and times of apparent change for the better. His physical ills were many and varied tasking complications which baffled the skill of the most eminent specialists and the assiduous care and attention of loved ones and trained nurses. His participation in the activities of life became less marked, and his appearance on the streets of the city which had been honored for so many years with his presence became less and less frequent, until about 2 weeks before the final summons came, he took to his bed to rise no more.


When it became known that Judge Kinner had indeed passed from time to eternity the sorrow in the city and in the places to which the sad news was sent was general and sincere. On the morning of Tuesday, Jul 8, the funeral of the dead judge was held. It was probably the largest ever held in Eastern Kentucky, being attended by hundreds, not only of those who lived near the city where he died, but by scores who lived in distant towns but had known and loved the man who made friends and kept them. The services were held at the late residence of the deceased and were conducted by the pastor of the M. E. Church, South, the Rev. C. A. Slaughter, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Crites, of this city, who had for 4 years been the pastor of Judge Kinner.


The deceased had been a Mason of high degree, and to honor him his brethren of the mystic tie were present in very large numbers. Knight Templars exceeding 150 in number were present, and in the striking uniform of the order.


Stephen Girard Kinner was the son of W. H. (Hance) and Mahala Kinner, and was born on Bear Creek, this county. If he had lived until Jul 20th he would have been 65 years old. His father died many years ago, but his mother has been dead only a few months. His wife survives her distinguished husband, also Mrs. Murray Albert of Gary, IN, Mrs. Georgia Dismukes, of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Charles Prichard of Ashland, who are daughter of the deceased. He chose the law for a profession and soon rose to distinction. He became successively county attorney of Boyd, commonwealth's attorney for this judicial district, and closed his honorable official career as Judge of the district now presided over by Judge J. B. Hannah. He served more than one term in each of these responsible positions, the people never failing to honor his candidacy by his election. At the bar and on the bench Judge Kinner made a notable record. He was versed in the law and in the law as construed by the courts of last resort. He had the intellect to grasp and the brain and mind to comprehend the subtleties of the law as a science, and his perceptions, therefore, were more than ordinarily acute. Added to these was a character above suspicion and beyond reproach, fearlessness as a prosecutor and uprightness as a judge His death is a distinct loss to the community and the state. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1913


LOAR, Robert

On Tuesday night, Jul 1, Robert Loar died at the residence of his son in law, James Rice, aged 89 years. On Wednesday the body was taken to the Henry Loar place, across the Big Sandy and nearly opposite the mouth of Blaine, where it was interred. His death was caused by infirmity incident to old age. Mr. Loar was a highly respected citizen and left many relatives and descendants. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



Mrs. T. W. Newberry, one of the oldest and best known women in this section, died Wednesday night at her home in Inez, aged about 90 years. She will be buried Friday, with appropriate services conducted by her old pastor, the Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of this city. Mrs. Newberry is survived by her husband, who is 92 years old, and 7 children. The deceased was a native of Virginia. Her maiden name was Powers. She was a pioneer member of the M. E. Church South and her home was ever the home of the preacher. The hospitality of the Newberrys was abundant and proverbial, manifested by wide open doors and loaded tables. Mrs. Newberry was a woman of much intelligence, kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed by hosts of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1913


QUEEN, Richard, Jr.

The following from the Catlettsburg department of the Ashland Independent will sorrowfully interest many people in this county: Little Richard Queen, Jr., the 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Queen died this morning from blood poisoning, resulting from an operation performed Monday morning for an abscess in his side. He was a little fellow loved by everyone who knew him and his absence from among us will be only too sadly felt. A young sister, 12 years old, and brother 4 years, besides heart broken parents are left to mourn his loss. On tomorrow afternoon the funeral services will be held from the home with interment to follow in the city cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



Pike County--Miles Salsbury, a merchant of Mouth of Beaver, was shot and instantly killed in his store at 8 o'clock Wednesday night by Wes combs. the cause of the trouble is said to be an old grudge that has been standing for years. Combs came into the store a few minutes before the tragedy in a drunken condition and started a rough house, according to the report. Salsbury tried to persuade him outside of the store. He refused to go and loudly threatened to shoot up the house. Salsbury, it is said, then undertook to force him out, and he drew a revolver and fired several shots, all of which took effect in the victim's head, producing instant death. Combs is yet at large. Big Sandy news, Jul 18,1913


SPARKS, Albert

Winifred--Albert Sparks died at his home on the 18th of consumption. He was a brother of Mrs. Minnie Slone, who died on the 17th of last month of the same disease. Big Sandy News, Jul 4, 1913



Herbert Vanhoose, aged 35 years, died at the residence of his father, Jasper Vanhoose, on Friday last and was buried the following day in Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Vanhoose had been sick about 4 days at his home at Kermit, WV before he was brought to Fort Gay on the day before his death, which was the result of blood poisoning, but what caused the condition which produced the fatal result is not known. Mr. Vanhoose leaves a widow and one child. His wife is a daughter of George Chapman, of Wolfe, Martin County. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1913





Ira H. Borders, aged, about 60 years, fell dead in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church at Ulysses, this county, on Tuesday, Jul 29th. He had been a staunch member of that church for many years and was attending a service when death called him to his reward. Mr. Borders was an uncle of Mr. A. L. Burton, of this city. Big Sandy news, Aug 1, 1913


BURCHETT, George Vint

Relatives in Louisa have received intelligence of the death of George Vint, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Burchett, formerly of this county. He was about ?21? years old. The death occurred on the 14th inst. at East Liverpool, OH. Big Sandy News, Aug 22,1913



Ora Carter, aged 20 years, son of Mr. Landon Carter, a well known citizen of Yatesville, this county, died at his home Thursday, Aug 21st, after a lingering sickness caused by tuberculosis. He was buried on the following Saturday near his late residence in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Appropriate funeral services were conducted by the young man's pastor, the Rev. Mr. York, assisted by the Rev. H. B. Hulett, of this city. Young Carter was a youth of excellent habits and character, and his untimely death is greatly deplored by all who knew him. His father is in very poor health, and the demise of his boy was a sad blow indeed. Several relatives from this place attended the funeral. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Chaffin and children, Hubert and Miss Lou, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Carter and children, Burgess and Helen, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Abbott and Mrs. Queen. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1913



The little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chaffin died at their home on Burk Branch, and was buried at Zelda Cemetery. Little George was one year and 7 months old. Rev. C. L. Neff conducted the funeral service. Big Sandy News, Aug 1, 1913



Juda Chaffin, born Jan 2, 1833, died Aug 3, 1913, aged 80 years and 7 months. Fifty-four years ago she was married to Harvey Chaffin. To this union were born 5 children, all living. The survivors are Mrs. T. W. Jordan, James A. Chaffin, Mrs. Isaac Burton, Mrs. D. M. Moore and Mrs. Ves Jordan. All was done for grandma that loving hands could do but God took her to her great reward. She joined the M. E. Church 55 years ago and lived a constant member until her death and safely anchored in the harbor of eternal repose to await the second coming of our lord. The funeral was conducted by Hows and M. J. Allen. Grandma was laid to rest in the family graveyard over looking her old home where she was born. Big Sandy News, Aug 22,1913



Miss Eliza Charles, a young lady, living on Raccoon Creek about 6 miles from Pikeville ended all by taking acid Wednesday afternoon. The exact reason for the deed cannot be learned, but it is said she had been disappointed in love. the girl made two former attempts to destroy herself, but each time her plans were discovered. The third attempt proved successful. She was well known in Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1913


EASTHAM, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Eastham, wife of John H. Eastham, one of the pioneer settlers of the East Fork valley, or a tributary stream known as Trace Creek, in Boyd County, KY. She was born Apr 5, 1825, died Jul 28, 1913, aged 88 years, 3 months, and 22 days. She departed this life at her old residence. Her demise was attended by a host of relatives and friends. She was married to John H. Eastham, Mar 13, 1845. From this union there were born 7 children, 2 boys and 5 girls. the greater number of them, with many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and relatives running through the Lockwood, Ross and Chadwick families, are left to mourn the loss of Grandma Eastham. She united with the M. E. Church when a young girl, lived a consistent Christian life, which was a long journey of more than 4 score years, but at last safely anchored in the Harbor of Eternal Repose, to await the second coming of our Lord, when there will be a general reunion of soul and body at the resurrection of the dead. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1913



Between the hours of nine and ten on Sunday night last Harry Eppling, an N & W fireman, while in the cab of an engine on an east bound train, was so badly injured that he died about half an hour after he was hurt. Eppling was on one of the 2 engines which were pulling a heavy freight, and it was not until some minutes had elapsed after the accident had occurred that it became known. the train was then between Webb and Glenhayes. Examination showed that he was still living and he was carried back to Fort Gay as speedily as possible. The company surgeon, Dr. Bromley, of this city, was sent for and rendered all possible aid to the injured man, but he died shortly after the doctor's arrival. Eppling's skull was badly crushed, one fractured extending a distance of about 5 inches. It is supposed that he was leaning out of the cab window and had been struck by a mail crane. Eppling was a single man and lived in Portsmouth, where the body was sent for interment. Big Sandy news, Aug 8, 1913


FORD, Russell

Russell Ford, a prominent young man of Catlettsburg, died Monday in Cincinnati, where he had gone for treatment. He was a grandson of "Buck" Ford, deceased, who was well known to very many of the old citizens of this section. Big Sandy News, Aug 8,1913



On the night of Monday, Jul 28, while Boyd Hensley, of Naugatuck, was crossing a railroad trestle near Crum, about 15 miles east of Fort Gay, he was struck by a fast freight and instantly killed. The young man's head was clipped from his shoulders and knocked from the trestle. His body was dragged for some distance, terribly mangled and finally cast by the wheels to the ground below. The remains were taken to Naugatuck for burial. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1913



Mr. Joseph A. Hutchison, one of the best known citizens of this county, died at his residence a few miles from Louisa on Monday last, after a lingering illness, caused by liver disease. At ?? o'clock p.m. on the following day he was buried near the home place in the graveyard where so many of his kindred await the judgment day. The largely attended obsequies were conducted by the Rev. C. H. ???, of the M. E. Church and ???? L. M. Copley of the Baptist Church. Mr. Hutchison was born ???? 1848, and was therefore ?? years, 8 months and 9 days old. He was the last of 12 children. In ??? he was married to Romaine ???, a daughter of the late Judge ???. To them were born 9 children, only one of them is dead. The survivors are Mrs. Marie O'Neal, Elwood Hutchison, Mrs. Cora Pigg, Miss Georgia Hutchison, Mrs. Ella Burchett, Allen Hutchison, R. B. Hutchison and Asbury Hutchison of Oregon, who was not able to be present. Mrs. O'Neal of Oregon, arrived at her old home on the Sunday night preceding the death of her father, but he had lapsed into unconsciousness.


When only 18 years old, Mr. Hutchison joined the M. E. Church and from that time, until stricken by the disease which caused his death he was an active member. He was not only prominent in the work of the church, but in all its auxiliaries he was busy and helpful. As a Sunday school helper he was in the foremost rank, intelligent and busy. He helped to establish Sunday schools, and no meeting or convention was considered quite complete without the presence of "Uncle Joe". Through the marriage of himself and his children the deceased became prominently and numerously related. He was a man of kindly, genial manner and this and other qualities, endeared him to these relatives and many friends. He will be much missed in the community where he had lived so long. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1913


KIRK, Edmund

On Thursday of last week, Edmund, the 3 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kirk, of Catlettsburg, was run down by a Huntington street car just opposite the Kirk home on Louisa St. and almost instantly killed The little fellow eluded his mother and was crossing the street when the accident occurred. The body was taken to Inez for interment. the child was a grand nephew of W. T. Cain and a nephew of Ed Kirk of this city. Big Sandy News, Aug 22,1913



John Lyons, aged 19 years, son of Andrew Lyons, of Ulysses, Lawrence County, who was employed as brakeman at the Kentucky Solvay Coke plant, was caught between a switch engine and a coal car at the plant Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and was so badly injured that he died 3 hours later while on the operating table at the King's Daughters' hospital. The unfortunate young man's left leg was badly crushed from the knee down, and his right leg was broken above the knee. According to the evidence of Bert Lyons, engineer on the engine, a 30 ton "dinky" and Tom Callahan, who were on the engine, the brakes refused to work, permitting the engine to strike against the coal car, catching young Lyons, who was on the rear of the engine, which was backing down a sleep incline at the time of the accident. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Aug 1, 1913


MARTIN, Mrs. John

We have just learned of the death of Mrs. John Martin, wife of one of the most influential ministers of the Western Virginia Conference, who died last night at her home at Guyandotte, WV. Mrs. Martin was of the family of James Kilgore of this place, and also has other relatives here. Missies Birdie and Adah Kilgore and Mrs. Barbee, of this place, went to the stricken home this morning. Mrs. Martin's death was caused from stomach trouble--Catlettsburg item. Big Sandy News, Aug 1, 1913


MOORE, James H.

The Rev. James H. Moore, a well known citizen and minister of the gospel, died Friday night last at his home on the head of Rich Creek, this county, aged 76 years. He was buried the following Sunday near the home where he had lived many years. His death was the result of complication of bodily ills. He is survived by 2 sisters, one brother, John, of Fallsburg, and several children. Among the latter is the Rev. H. K. Moore of the M. E. Church South. Several of the children were unable to reach this place in time to attend the funeral of their parent. Mr. Moore was a prominent and highly respected man, clever and popular. In early and middle life he was active in county affairs, always on the side of education and right living. He will be greatly missed by the community in which he lived. Big Sandy news, Aug 8, 1913


MOORE, Margaret (O'Brien)

After many months of suffering borne with the patient resignation and fortitude which enabled this lovely character to bear the ills of life without a murmur, Mrs. Margaret Moore peacefully passed from time to eternity last Sunday morning. Her going away was so calm, so serene that the transition, the change from dull mortality to blessed immortality was almost imperceptible to the devoted children and other kindred who had unweariedly and so tenderly watched and waited on her whom they had loved so much. On Monday morning very simple, very appropriate services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hannah Lackey, where she had been so long the honored guest. The brief service was conducted by Rev. J. W. Crites, pastor of the M. E. Church South. He was assisted by the Rev. French Rice, who offered prayer and the Rev. Mr. Neff, of the Kavanaugh circuit and who was the resident pastor of the deceased.


Margaret Moore, nee O'Brien, was born Mar 11, 1838, passed peacefully to rest Aug 3, 1913, aged 75 years 4 months and 2 days. She was the daughter of John and Hannah O'Brien. She was united in marriage to W. F. Moore, Nov 1855. To this union were born 7 children, one of whom died in infancy. The husband died 17 years ago. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church South when 16 years of age and has been a Christian approximately 60 years. At the conclusion of the service the body, followed by a very large number of relatives and friends, was born to its last earthly resting place--beautiful Pine Hill-- where her grave for years to come will be a shrine sacred in the hearts of those who survive the mother, sister and friend. Six children, Mrs. Hannah Lackey, Mrs. Charles Newman, Miss Kate Moore, Fred, John and Richard Moore, one sister, Mrs. F. R. Moore, one brother, Judge J. H. O'Brien and many grandchildren, nephews and nieces lament the loss of this dear woman. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1913


RICE, James

Mr. James Rice, former well known Catlettsburg citizen whose sudden death at the home of his daughter at Russell some time during Tuesday night, has shocked our community, was born Sep 14, 1835 at Point Pleasant, WV, his parents leaving there and moving to Illinois when he was but 3 years of age. He was orphaned at the age of 11 and was taken by an uncle, to Cincinnati, where he lived and received his education, leaving there when 25 years of age, when he went to Pikeville, KY where he remained for a time and where he was married on Sep 20, 1859 to Miss Louise, a daughter of Frank Sword, a prominent citizen, with whom he ever lived most happily. He saw distinguished service during the war At the call for volunteers he joined the 39th Kentucky Regiment serving more than 3 years, was appointed a lieutenant and served a portion of the time as captain of his regiment. He lived at Whites Creek, WV for a number of years having moved there in 1866 where he was a prosperous merchant for many years, afterwards giving up the mercantile business to go on the road for a wholesale shoe house for which he traveled for many years. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1913



John Jeff Thompson who died in ??? about noon on Sunday ??? was buried at the home of his ???? Mr. Jeff Burgess, on the following Tuesday. A very large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives ???? to pay tribute to the young man who had been so much ??? so highly respected. Near?? ???? of people had come from ???? where his life had come to an untimely end, while very ??? gone from the neighborhood, ??? from this city, where he ???? relatives. The touching ??? service was conducted ???? pastor, the Rev. ??? of Pikeville, who had ?? often ??? ???? spoken words of comfort and cheer to the ancestral kin of the dead boy. Interment followed the appropriate services, the body being carried to its last earthly resting place by pall bearers who were young companions of the dead when he lived in Pikeville.


John Jeff Thompson was a son of Dr. Z. A. and Corilda Thompson of Pikeville and was a grandson of Mrs. Onolda and the late Jeff Burgess and a nephew of Dr. and ??? D. Burgess of this city. ???? attended a business school ???? and had thoroughly prepared himself for a business life. this he had done so well that before he was 20 years old he had entered the employ of the Consolidated Coal Company at McRoberts and was giving entire satisfaction as a book keeper. He had gained deserved promotion and the future had a promising outlook when he was taken sick with the illness, which in spite of the most competent nurses and the most skillful physicians in the country, proved to be his last. His father scarcely ever left his boy's bedside and Dr. Burgess was in almost constant attendance upon his nephew. The deceased was at McRoberts when typhoid fell upon him. He had evidently been sick several day before he was ?? bed for he was a very sick boy when he was carried to Pikeville. He was an amiable lad, bright and winsome in manner, and was idolized by his father, upon whom the unlooked for death of his son fell with the force of a crashing blow. The condition of Mrs. Thompson who is in the State Hospital at Lexington makes the father's bereavement one of peculiar sadness. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1913



Mr. Edford Walters, a well known citizen of Blaine, died recently, aged 85 years. He was a member of a prominent Lawrence County family and was a bachelor. The funeral and interment occurred on Sunday last. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1913


Mr. Edford Leslie Walter died Aug 2, 1913, at the home of his brother, Mr. Monroe Walter, at Blaine. Uncle Edford as he was commonly called, had lived to the age of 86 years 6 months and 1 day. For years he was an invalid, keeping his bed the greater part of the time for at least 10 years, but about a year ago he began to suffer from a cancer on his mouth, which caused his death. He was never married and made his home with his brother, Mr. Monroe Walter, at Blaine, where he was born and raised, where he was cared for as a child who had the very kindest and best of parents. He left 2 brothers, Monroe Walter of Blaine and Marion Walter of Kansas, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Woods, wife of Judge Woods, of Webbville and Mrs. Louise Sturgell of California. For years he was a devoted Christian, being a member of the M. E. Church. The funeral services were held at the home being conducted by Rev. Lafe Walter and the remains were laid to rest in the home cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1913



The infant 9 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Golden White died of pneumonia fever at their home in West Pikeville early Tuesday morning. The child had been sick only a few hours and its parents did not imagine its illness would assume so serious a turn. The little one was consigned to its final resting place in the city cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, and Rev. M. D. McClelland, of Jenkins officiated at the funeral service, which was held from the home. Big Sandy News, Aug 15,1913



While interfering in a fight between Paris Williamson and Tom Trent at Mine No. 3 on Pond Creek, ??? Cc. Shroeder, a deputy sheriff doing mine guard duty for the Pond Creek Coal Co., shot and killed Williamson last Saturday evening at 6 o'clock. After the killing Shroeder made no attempt to escape and was brought to Pikeville by a party of citizens and lodged in jail early Sunday morning. Shroeder claims self defense and that the deed was committed in the performance of his official duty. According to the story which he and an eye witness tells, Trent and Williamson were in a fight over alleged unwelcome attentions which Trent, a young man, had been paying to Williamson's daughter, after the latter had repeatedly warned him to cease his attentions. Trent had a revolver and Williamson had only a knife. It is said Shroeder interfered in an effort to place both the combatants under arrest. Trent ran off, and later Williamson also started to retreat across a small stream when the deputy called a halt, Shroeder claims his victim threatened to go to the house after a gun to kill him with, and when Williamson, stepped across the brook disregarding the command of the deputy to halt, the latter fired upon him, killing him instantly. Shroeder was formerly from Blaine Creek, in Lawrence Count and had been in his present employment about 5 years. Big Sandy News, Aug 15,1913


WOODS, James H.

Mr. James Woods, a well known and highly respected citizen of this county, died early Sunday morning last at his late home, the old Judge Burton place, on Lick Creek, near Louisa, aged 51 years. His death was caused by typhoid fever, with which he had been sick for several days before he would give up work and go to bed. Hemorrhages soon followed, then perforation of the bowels, speedily followed by death. On Sunday evening the body was taken to Paintsville where interment was had in the Green Rule Cemetery at the mouth of Mud Lick. Mr. Woods is survived by a widow and 5 children. Mrs. Woods is a daughter of Mr. John Butler, of Johnson County, and a niece of Robert Dixon, of this city. He was a native of Johnson County, where he resided until about 14 years ago, when he moved to this county and located at Jean, in the Dry Fork section and engaged in business. He remained there until last spring when he moved to his late resident on Lick Creek, where he had a general store. Mr. Woods was one of our best citizens. He was a sober, intelligent and industrious man, of undoubted integrity and high personal character, and a good husband and father. The death of such a man in the prime of life, is a great loss to the community. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1913




ADAMS, James

Mr. James Adams, who died at the home of his son, Monroe Adams, on Little Blaine about 9 miles from Louisa. He had been in a feeble condition for some years on account of paralysis and his death, although a great shock to the entire community, was not unexpected. He died peacefully, passing from the cares and ills of earthly life to the rest of a blessed immortality without a struggle. He died on Friday, Sep 18th, and on the following afternoon he was buried where he had lived so long and so well. A large throng attended the obsequies, testifying by their presence to their great respect for the man and his memory. Mr. Adams was nearly 71 years old. He was born in Lawrence County, had lived in it all his life and left it with no blot or stain to mar character or his reputation for strict integrity. He was a useful citizen, a Christian, a generous helper of the poor, sober and industrious. The taking off of such a man leaves a gap hard to fill. Numerous kin are left to mourn the loss of so good a relative. He had lived a widower many years, but grown children survive their honored father. With the half brothers and sisters there are 3 of the former and 22 of the latter still living. One of the brothers, Arthur, is a twin. Mr. Will Adams of Louisa, is a half brother. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913



The 2 years old child of A. J. Austin died Sunday at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913


BURKE, Carrie

Floyd County--Carrie Burke, a well known colored woman, residing in a cottage on the alley at the rear of the M. E. Church South, died this morning after a lingering illness of cancer. Independent. The deceased lived in this city many years. She was also chambermaid on the steamer Fleetwing. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913



Mrs. Lucinda Clarkson died last week at the home of her son, John Clarkson, near Busseyville. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913



Harmon Daniels, aged 28 years and single, died Sunday last at Riverview hospital after an illness of several weeks caused by typhoid fever. On the same day the body was taken to the home of his father, Jackson Daniels, at Charley, where interment was held on Monday. Mr. Daniels was working in Catlettsburg when he was taken sick. He came here and went to the hospital, quite sick from the start6. The disease assumed a severe form and there was not much hope of recovery. Perforation of the bowels occurred and death soon followed. Mr. Daniels (unreadable............)Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913



Uncle Lewis Deskins, aged 84, died at his home at Deskins, KY, Tuesday after a brief illness from cystitis. Mr. Deskins was one of the very old farmer citizens of Pike County and was well known throughout the county. The funeral and interment took place near the home yesterday. He leaves a family. Big Sandy News, Sep 12, 1913



Martha Garland, wife of William Garland, of Torchlight, died of typhoid fever Saturday, Aug 30. Burial was Sunday, Aug 31 in the Wellman Cemetery near Walbridge. She was ?35? years old and leaves 3 small children. Big Sandy News, Sep 12, 1913


GARLAND, William Salters

William Salters Garland, aged 18 months, grandson of H. B. Salters, died recently near Yatesville. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913


GRAY, Vergil

Pikeville--Vergil Gray, 30, son of Dr. L E. Gray, of this city, died last Thursday at noon from the effects of a long standing pulmonary trouble. In fact, he can scarcely be said to have been well a single day in 6 years, or possibly longer. The disease recently took a more serious turn, and he was obliged to remain in doors, although he never took to his bed, and he passed away sitting in his chair. The funeral and interment were deferred until Saturday to await the arrival of relatives from Bowling Green. he leaves a wife and infant son. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913


PIGG, William J.

When the Rev. William J. Pigg died at his home near Busseyville on the 28th of last month one of the well known landmarks of this section was removed. For how many years he had lived and labored along many lines of endeavor at the old home place, not many of us, not even the oldest can tell. He was busy up to about 3 years ago, when age and various physical ills, caused an unwilling retirement. These infirmities ceased not until death released him. On the day after his demise, Mr. Pigg was buried where he spent many active years. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. James A. Abbott, of this city, and the Rev, William Copley of the county, in the presence of a very large gathering of relatives and friends. William Jefferson Pigg was born in Floyd County, KY, Nov 14, 1832 and died Aug 28,1913, aged 80 years 9 months and 14 days. He was the son of James and Sarah Pigg, who were born in Patrick Co., VA. Of the family of 13 children, only 2 are living, Thomas Pigg of Louisa and Flem Pigg of Maysville. He is survived by 7 children, Luther, Lindsey, Virgie, Dore, Arby, Jim and Chattie Hays. Mr. Pigg was a local preacher of the Methodist faith and was a speaker of considerable ability. He was a man of much business ability and kept a general store near his residence for a long time. And at one time we believe he supplemented these acquirements by doing something in the way of practicing medicine. He will be much missed in the community where he had lived so long. Big Sandy News, Sep 5,1913



John Ratliff, the 10 year old son of Alex Ratliff, a well known farmer of Ash Camp, was drowned near this home last Friday morning in a most peculiar manner. The boy was riding home from Elkhorn City and while fording the shallow creek he was stricken with heart failure. He fell from his horse and was drowned in 2 feet of water. The horse came home alone and the parents, suspecting that something had gone amiss, went in search of the boy. His body was found in the shallow water exactly where he had fallen. He had experienced several attacks of the disease at various times before his death. Big Sandy News, Sep 19, 1913


VANHOOSE, Lydia (Daniels)

Ulysses--Mrs. Lydia Vanhoose, wife of Charles Vanhoose, of Torchlight died Saturday night, Sep 6th, of typhoid fever at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isom Daniels near Whitehouse. she is survived by her husband and 3 children, her parents, 3 sisters and one brother. She was buried Sunday in the family burial ground on the head of Chestnut. She was about 30 years old.. Big Sandy News, Sep 12, 1913



W. A. Wells, aged 70 years, died suddenly at his home at Boone's Camp on the night of Friday, Sep 18th. He had gone to bed feeling as well as usual, when not long afterwards he was heard, groaning. One of his sons went to him and asked him if he was sick and if (unreadable.......) who is a physician. Mr. Wells said no, but in a short time he suddenly became worse and in a few minutes died without a struggle. Interment was made on Sunday last in the presence of the largest gathering of people ever seen in Johnson County. the funeral was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, whose wife is a niece of the deceased. Mr. Wells was one of the best known men in Johnson County. He lived a blameless life and his death was triumphant. Heart trouble was the cause of his demise. big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1913



Mr. Felix Wilson, who was injured by falling timber on Tuesday of last week, as told in the NEWS of August 29th, died at his home on Mill Creek early last Wednesday morning. Interment was made at the home place on the following day. the funeral was largely attended the deceased having been related to very many people in Wayne and Lawrence Counties. He was about 65 years old. Big Sandy News, Sep 5, 1913




Ulysses--The infant child of A. J. Austin and wife died last Sunday night and was buried Tuesday in the family grave yard. Rev. M. J. Allen, of Lomansville conducted the burial services. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913



W. H. Banfield, a highly respected farmer, died Monday at his home on East Fork, at the age of 66 years. His death came unexpectedly, as he had been seriously ill only since Saturday night although he had not been in good health for some time, this illness being due to a complication of ailments. Mr. Banfield is survived by the following children: Mrs. Florence Hogan, Burns and Frank, all residents of East Fork. Big Sandy News, Oct 10,1913



Ulysses--Doris, the 5 year old daughter of Franklin Chandler and wife died last Wednesday of tonsillitis. She was buried in the family graveyard Thursday. The deceased was sick but a short time. Revs. Warick Williams and Henry Griffith conducted the burial services. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1913



Lucinda Clarkson was born May 14, 1833, fell on sleep Sep 18, 1913. Aged 80 years 4 months and 4 days. She was the mother of 8 children, 4 of whom preceded her to the other land, John, Frank, Archie and Mrs. Belle Harris, still remain on earth to mourn the loss of their aged mother. Mother Clarkson professed faith in Christ at the age of 16, joined the M. E. Church, retaining her membership until the time of her death. Doubtless the Christ of youth and old age sustained her in the trying hour. Her ripe old age was evidence of God's promise, Remember they creator in the days of thy youth. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913


CLERE, Mildred

Little Mildred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Clere, passed from life unto death at her home Thursday night. She had been sick 2 weeks and her condition not being considered as serious as it really was caused her death to be a shock to even the closest neighbors. She had always been a pleasant, sweet, smiling disposition. And being only 9 years of age, was more intelligent than most children are at that age. Everyone, friends as well as relatives, have hearts full of grief over the loss of little Mildred. Rev. J. A. Williams, Methodist pastor of Pollard, conducted the funeral services. The remains were laid to rest in Coalton Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913


COPLEY, Sallie

Aunt Sallie Copley, wife of Henley Copley, died yesterday. Her maiden name was Sallie Whitt. They lived near Webb, WV. She was about 95 years old. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1913



Coalton--The body of Mr. Joe Cordell, Jr. was brought here on Tuesday last from Van Lear, KY and laid to rest in Coalton Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913



James England, a very old man, died at his home at Penny on Shelby Creek, Wednesday after a very brief illness. He had many relatives in Pikeville, and was well known throughout Pike County. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913


FRALEY, Mrs. James

At a few minutes past 12 on Friday night last Mrs. James Fraley, of Paintsville, died in Riverview hospital and was buried in the Fulkerson Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. she had been brought to the hospital in the early part of the week, suffering with typhoid fever, and had been very sick for several days. She lost 2 children with typhoid and her own life was despaired of and she was brought to the hospital because she could be properly cared for while she lived. Owing to Mrs. Fraley's great weight, 300 pounds, and her condition at the time she died it was not deemed advisable to take the body back to Paintsville for interment. There was no casket in Louisa large enough to hold the body, so a handsome case which had held a large casket was properly fitted up and used as a coffin, it was 6 1/2 feet long and very deep and wide. the deceased and her husband were total strangers here but the woman was given Christian burial, the Rev. Plummer, of the M. E. Church, holding appropriate services at the grave. Neither was the tender courtesy of a floral offering forgotten. Before the coffined form was lifted into the somber vehicle which would convey it to the last earthly resting place, beautiful flowers, the gift of a thoughtful woman, were placed upon it, mutely showing that the stranger was not forgotten the husband is a descendant of William Fraley--or Friley-- who lived so long on what is now the Gid Williamson farm about 4 miles up the Tug River on the Kentucky side. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913


HARDWICK, Mrs. Arthur

Mrs. Arthur Hardwick of Van Lear died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart, at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. O. B. Ratcliffe, Pikeville, on Thursday afternoon last. Her husband is the son of Mr. Lace Hardwick, deceased, whose widow resides in Fort Gay. the burial of Mrs. Hardwick occurred at Pikeville and was attended by Mrs. Lace Hardwick. The particulars of this untimely death are told in this issue of the NEWS by its Pikeville correspondent. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913


Mrs. Mamie Hardwick of Van Lear died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. O. B. Ratliffe, on Main Street last Thursday afternoon. The young lady, who was very fleshy, came to Pikeville Wednesday for a visit to her mother and friends and upon arising early Thursday morning she complained of a very painful headache, which continued until she died. Physicians attending said the headache was not really headache, but symptoms of apoplexy. At five in the afternoon the heart, which was weak, showed unmistakable signs of neuralgia, and she sank into a stupor. this continued for only a few moments, and with a few short gasps she was dead. Awaiting the arrival of her uncle, Prof. T. J. Coates, of Frankfort and his son, Myer, the interment did not take place until Sunday. The Rev. J. P. Whitehead of the Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral ceremonies at the home at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and interment took place immediately thereafter in Pikeville cemetery, the order of the Eastern Star leading the funeral procession. The young lady had many prominent family connections in Pike County and one year ago married Mr. Arthur Hardwick of Fort Gay, WV. She was the daughter of Attorney Butler Ratliff, also deceased, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913


HARDWICK, Molly (Roberts)

A Huntington paper has the following account of the suicide of Mrs. Richard Hardwick. Her husband is a son of John Hardwick of Mill Creek, WV, 6 miles from Louisa:

A successful attempt at suicide was carried out Wednesday by Mrs. Molly Roberts Hardwick at her home in West Huntington. Mrs. Hardwick was despondent over ill health being afflicted with nervousness brought on by her inability to sleep. A revolver was the means by which Mrs. Hardwick ended her life. Because of her weakened condition and the threats she had made to commit suicide members of the household had kept a constant watch over her. She obtained the revolver from the home of her sister, Mrs. Sam Dock Smith at Kenova, where she visited Tuesday. She obtained the weapon at the Smith home without the knowledge of the members of the Smith family. Dr. Hardwick had watched his wife closely for 3 days because of her threats to kill herself.


Mrs. Smith was at her sister's bedside a few minutes before the tragedy occurred as was Dr. Hardwick. Mrs. Smith went to the lower floor to her breakfast leaving Dr. and Mrs. Hardwick in the latter's bedroom. Mrs. Hardwick asked her husband to get her a drink of water and while he was in the bathroom his wife fired the shot which ended her life. Rushing to the room the members of the household found blood pouring from Mrs. Hardwick's temple and the revolver lying on the floor near the bed. Dr. L. T. Vinson was summoned though his services were of no avail as death was instantaneous. Mrs. Hardwick was the daughter of the late St. Clair Roberts, of Wayne County. Mrs. Hardwick was a member of a well known Wayne County family. She was, for a number of years preceding her marriage, one of the prominent teachers in the public schools of that county. She was a woman of fine intellectual gifts, and of the finest character. Her father, who was prominent in the political and business affairs of the county, died a year ago. Her mother still resides at Kenova. Besides her husband she leaves one son, Merlin Vinson, aged 11 years. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913



On Sunday morning last the lower half of the mangled body of Mr. J. W. Irons, and uncle of Mrs. Earl McClure, of this city, was found near the track of the B & O railroad in Ceredo. Search was immediately made for the remainder which was soon found not far away. The remains were properly cared for and were carried to the home of the unfortunate man of Docks Creek, not far from Cyrus, WV where the burial occurred on Monday. Mrs. McClure went down on Monday morning to attend the funeral of her relative.


It was at first supposed that Mr. Irons had been killed by a B & O train, but late developments lead to the belief that he had been murdered and the body placed on the track so that a passing train would mangle it and in this way murder might not be suspected. Mr. Irons had been in Ceredo all day and had been in Catlettsburg and Huntington, returning to Ceredo in the evening. At a late hour he started for home with 3 men, and this was the last seen of him. Two of those men have been arrested, so the NEWS had been informed, but the third one can not be found. Mr. Irons was about 60 years old and was an industrious farmer. Big Sandy news, Oct 31, 1913



Pike County--Darrel, the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Keathley, died from the effects of dropsy at her home in West Pikeville last Sunday afternoon. The child became sick with throat trouble more than 2 months ago, and it was feared she had diphtheria, but the ailment finally developed into dropsy; and after a lingering illness, during which she was sometimes better and appeared to be recovering, she became considerably worse Saturday evening, and the disease showed such clear symptoms of mortality that the attending physicians knew there was no hope of saving the little one's life. the little body was laid to its final rest in the Chloe Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913



Glenhayes--Mrs. Ann Little died Thursday, Sep 18. Was buried at the Fitzpatrick graveyard near Glenhayes. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913


LYONS, Clifford

Donithon--Last Saturday evening the infant child, Clifford, of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Lyons turned a kettle of scalding water on himself. The scald proved to be fatal and on Monday night the angels came to relieve little Clifford's suffering forever. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913



Mr. David Meredith, formerly of Donithan Creek, this county, died Saturday last at his home in Kenova. On the Monday following he was buried in the Catlettsburg Cemetery with Masonic honors. the religious service was conducted by his life time friend, the Rev. H. B. Hulett, of this city. Mr. Meredith was born in Wayne County 65 years ago. He is survived by a widow and 15 children. All these children except 2 who live in the west were present at the obsequies. The deceased was a worthy man in all respects. He was sober, upright and industrious and a devoted and consistent member of the M. E. Church South. When only a lad he joined the Confederate army, battling with the gray clad hosts of Lee until the star of the South ??? at Appomattox. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913


MOORE, Dr. A. H.

Dr. A. H. Moore died at Ashland last Friday evening from a hemorrhage of the brain. Being a native of this county and having many relatives here the sad news caused almost as great a shock as it did in Ashland, where he was one of the most prominent and beloved citizens. The following account is from the Ashland Independent:

The entire citizenship of Ashland and surrounding territory was grieved and shocked last night at about 6 o'clock when the news was flashed over the wires that Dr. A. H. Moore was dead. He had been about the city in his usual health, which had not been good of late, and the entire day had been a very busy one with him. At 5 o'clock he was a home, the dearest place on earth to him, sitting on the front veranda with his daughters, Misses Mada and Vera. they were discussing some things of the future in regard to the college days of the young ladies and what he hoped to have them do. Suddenly he put his hand to his head and said to the girls that he felt badly. They assisted him through the door into the hall, where he sat down on a chair. Mrs. Moore was upstairs, dressing, and he called to her and she says she could detect by the tone of his voice that something dreadful was about to happen. She answered from the head of the stairs, and seeing the distressed look on his face, rushed down to his side. She thought she could assist him to the couch in the parlor near by, but in doing so, he fell to the floor.. Mrs. Moore falling with him. Help was quickly summoned and a number of the best doctors in the city called, but he passed beyond all human aid, and died shortly after 6 o'clock without having regained consciousness.


Dr. Moore had been in failing health for a little over a year. He consulted a specialist at Cincinnati, who advised him to take a complete rest. This for a man constituted as was Dr. Moore was a very difficult thing to do. He told his wife and daughters that he was going to accept the doctor's advice and take a complete ret. He went to Hot Springs, Ark., accompanied by Mrs. Moore where they stayed for 6 weeks, and where he was greatly benefited. Not only did he enjoy a large and lucrative practice, but his duties as Mayor of Ashland compelled him to devote much time to the affairs of the city, and this was usually of such a nature that it required considerable vitality. Last February Dr. Moore again felt the need of a vacation and he journeyed to Hot Springs the second time, where he again seemed to be much benefited, but hearing of the great floods in this section of the country, he again left the call of duty and no persuasion of Mrs. Moore could induce him to remain at Hot Springs.


Dr. A. H. Moore was born Sep 17, 1869 at Wilbur, Lawrence County, KY. He was the son of Garland and Messie Berry Moore. Theirs was a large family consisted of 8 brothers and one sister. His mother died when he was a lad of 10 years, but he frequently said he never had forgotten the valuable lessons taught by her. His father died about 6 years ago and his brother, Garland Moore, who represented this district in the last session of the Kentucky Legislature died less than one year ago. He is survived by 6 brothers and one sister, of his father's family and by his wife and 2 daughters of this city. The brothers are E. L., Gus, John, L. C., B. F. and Roscoe. The only sister is Mrs. Mollie Ball., Mrs. Moore is a daughter of the late S. K. Muncy.


Dr. Moore was a self made man in the truest and broadest sense of the word. He obtained his early education in the country schools of Lawrence County, and afterwards attended Professors Elam's Normal School at Blaine, where he progressed so rapidly that he was soon granted a certificate to teach school. He followed this calling for several years. He was married to Miss Mollie Muncy, Jan 15th, 1891, and shortly after this decided that he wanted to be a doctor, and he entered Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, where he worked his way through school, spending 4 years there and graduating with honors. He came to Ashland in 1896 where he entered upon the practice of medicine and success seemed to follow his efforts from the very outset. He was a staunch and devoted member of the First M. E. Church of this city and he will be missed as much from the ranks of this church organization, as he will be from the city government and from the medical profession. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, The schools and every business in Ashland closed to do honor to his memory. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913


O'Roark, Evert

The following from the Carter County News will interest the friends of the young man's father "Ran" O'Roark, who is a native of this county and has relatives in this city. The death occurred Oct 8th. Evert, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. O'Roark died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at the home of his parents in Grayson. He had been suffering for several weeks with typhoid-pneumonia. all that could be done was done by loving parents and friends, but none of their efforts were rewarded. Evert was one of the graduating class of the Grayson High School last year, and news of his death will come like a shock to his classmates, as he was very popular and highly esteemed by them. His mother is in poor health and the shock has caused her to be prostrated. His sister, Jessie, and father have stood the trial with all the fortitude they could command. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1913


POWELL, Perry A.

P. A. Powell, who was born at Kavanaugh 65 years ago, died suddenly at his home in Huntington Friday evening, his death being the result of a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Powell was returning home and when at a point on English street midway between Fifth and Sixth avenues, was stricken. He staggered and fell and was assisted into a residence where he was given attention. He asked for a drink of water, and soon expired. He married, in early lie, Miss Amelia Burgess, a member of a well known Kentucky family and one daughter, Mrs. Aileen Waldron, wife of Captain Will Waldron, UJ. S. A. is the only surviving child. Mr. Powell was widely known all along the Big Sandy, both in Kentucky and West Virginia and his business activities and sterling worth won him a wife acquaintanceship and hundreds of friends. Mr. Powell's aged mother is 96 and resides with one of her daughters at Kavanaugh. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913


RANSOM, Robert

Mr. Robert Ransom, who some years ago lived on the waters of Two Mile Creek, about 2 and a half miles from this city, was killed by a C & O train, near Normal on Monday last. His son, Thaddeus, who owns and operates the farm where his father lived prior to his removal from this county, received the sad intelligence of his father's death shortly after it occurred and immediately went to Normal. The following from the Ashland Independent will interest the many friends and acquaintances of Mr. Ransom in this section:

Robert Ransom, age 68 years, who for the past 9 years has made his home in this vicinity, was struck by a freight train at Keyes Crossing Monday evening at 5:42 o'clock, and so badly injured that he died at 7 o'clock at the King's Daughters' hospital, where he was removed, following the accident. The unfortunate man was injured internally and his right hip was badly crushed. The unfortunate man, who made his home with Peter Golden, of Normal, was waiting to see Deputy Sheriff Geiger drive along to his home at Catlettsburg in order that he might pay his taxes, and had started across the C & O tracks to the road when he stepped directly in front of the "Bull dog" freight, which runs between Russell and Huntington, and which was coming west. Two men who were near the crossing saw the aged man's danger and called to him but he was evidently in deep study, as he apparently did not hear them or the approaching train. The train was stopped as quickly as possible, and Ransom placed aboard the train and brought to the C & O depot here, where he was met and taken to the King's Daughters' hospital, where he died soon afterwards. Ransom, who was a cattle dealer and real estate agent, leaves several children. One son, Thad, lived at Louisa, and was here this morning arranging for the burial of his father. A son lives at Charleston. Big Sandy news, Oct 10, 1913


RICE, Charles W.

Charles W. Rice, a C & O brakeman whose home was at Olive Hill, was killed Wednesday night about 10 o'clock near Prestonsburg. Thomas Hubbard, of Floyd County, has been arrested for the crime. Hubbard and 2 companions got aboard the front end of the caboose of freight train No. 88 just as it was leaving Prestonsburg station, coming west. The conductor, James Ball, told the men it was against rules to carry them and ordered them off. They got off of the front end, but jumped on the rear end of the caboose, where brakeman Rice was standing. The conductor told him to not allow the men to ride and he told them to get off. They did so and one of them began to shoot as soon as he got off. One of the nine shots fired struck Rice in the eye and the ball passed entirely through his death. He lived until the train reached Richardson, but was not conscious after the ball struck him. Another brakeman had a close call, one ball cutting a wisp of hair from his head. A special train was sent from Paintsville as soon as possible, carrying blood hounds, and Hubbard was found under a hay stack, not far from the scene of the crime. The other 2 men were not arrested.

After the above was put into type the following version was received from Prestonsburg:

It is said that one of Hubbard's brothers and 2 other boys got on the freight train to ride and the brakeman asked them to get off, which they did. Tom Hubbard then asked the boys if they were put off and they said yes, when Hubbard drew his pistol and began firing, never stopping until he had fired 9 shots. Hubbard is a native of Floyd County.

Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913


SALTER, Garland

Yatesville--Death visited the home of H. B. Salter and took from them little Garland, aged 20 months and 11 days. All was done loving hand could do, but God in his wisdom saw fit to call him to that home beyond this veil of tears, where there will be bi sad good-byes or parting tears. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913



Eddyville, KY, Oct 3--C. C. Jones, foreman in the Kentucky Whip & Collar Company at the penitentiary, this morning shot Claude Segraves, an unruly convict who was attempting his life with a knife. Jones had reported Segraves to the guard for cursing him and some time afterward, Segraves, who ran a machine, ran up behind him with a monkey wrench. As Jones wheeled to protect himself he saw Segraves coming at him with a drawn knife and pulled his pistol and shot down through the floor to stop him, and when that failed shot him through the left shoulder. The wound is a bad one, as the bullet ranged toward the heart, and it is feared it will result fatally. Warden John C. Chilton took the affidavits to the affair. Warden Chilton pronounced Segraves one of the most hardened criminals with whom he has had to do. Only yesterday a knife was taken away from Segraves by Capt. James Bacik, of the death house, it is said that Segraves had said that he would kill Jones at the first opportunity. Segraves is from Louisa, Lawrence County, and is serving a life sentence, having been convicted 23 times. He is 22 years old. Segraves , it will be remembered was sent up for breaking into a safe belonging to Dr. J.J. Gambill, at Blaine and stealing a considerable amount of money. big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913



Lower Greasy--Mr. W. B. Ward, of Buffalo, after a sickness of a duration of 4 months passed away Sep 23, 1913. He was buried at Meek the following day. Mr. Ward was raised in this county and had attained the age of over 70 years. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown children. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913


WEBB, Robert

Walbridge--A fatal accident occurred on Sep 6 when little Robert Webb, aged 12 years, son of John Webb, was run over by a dinky at Mohawk, WV. His right arm was cut off and right leg broken. The accident occurred about 2 o'clock in the evening and at 4:20 the Angel of death visited the home and took this darling son and bore his spirit to a home in Heaven. He leaves a father and stepmother, 2 sisters, and one little brother to mourn his loss. His remains were taken to Louisa for burial, where they were met by a host of friends and relatives, who mourned with us. Among the crowd was his aged grandfather, Robert Webb. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1913


WELLMAN, Nannie (Simpson)

Nannie, wife of Harlan Wellman, died at Torchlight on Sunday last, after a lingering illness caused by tuberculosis. Interment was made in the Wellman burial ground on Monday, the 27th. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. The deceased was a daughter of George Simpson of Two Mile. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1913


WELLMAN, William McGuffy "Guff"

William McGuffy "Guff" Wellman, a prominent citizen of Catlettsburg, died in that city on Saturday last and was buried in the Ashland Cemetery on the following Monday. He is survived by a widow and 2 children, a son and a daughter. His wife was Miss May Goble, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Goble, and was born and grew to womanhood in this city. The daughter is Mrs. Curtis Montague, of Ashland, and the son is Montraville Wellman, of New York. Mr. Wellman was 54 years old. About a year ago he had a long siege of typhoid fever, being desperately ill. So long did he become that at one time he was reported dead. From the effects of this protracted illness he never fully recovered. He was never himself again, and it is said, that his demise was the result, partly, of the previous sickness. Mr. Wellman was a traveling hardware salesman, and none knew the business better or was more popular than he. He was genial and companionable and his death in the prime of life is deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1913




Lonnie Bowling, a young boy of Lower Greasy, was shot and killed by a companion last Saturday while setting up a target for other boys to shoot at. The boys were shooting at a bottle with a 22 calibre rifle. Young Bowling went to arrange the target and while thus engaged one of the young men fired, killing him instantly. Paintsville Herald, Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913



Felix--We are sorry to chronicle the death of "Uncle" Henry Copley, whose wife just broke the same path about one month ago. Mr. Copley was born and raised in Wayne County, WV near the Copley Shoal. He spent over 50 years of his life on one farm at the mouth of Morse Creek, WV. He lived a devoted Christian life over 70 years. His age as best can be known was about 95 years. He received a fall several weeks ago which caused his death. He was the father of John W. Copley, whose home is now in the west, age 72 years. He was a brother to James S. Copley--"Yankee Jim", Mr. Henry Copley was a Union Soldier in the Civil War of 1861. Also was a brother to the minister, W. H. Copley, Sr., was once an officer at Washington, as doorkeeper. The death of Henly Copley was Nov 20, 1913. Buried at the Copley graveyard at the chapel. Big Sandy News, Nov 28,1913



On Monday last, at Radnor, WV, Mildred, aged 3 years, and daughter of Edgar Curnutte, was so badly burned that she died in a short time. Burial occurred at Radnor. She was a granddaughter of Mrs. J. W. Pinson, of Louisa. The child's clothing caught fire from an open grate. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1913



On Wednesday afternoon, as C & O passenger train No. 39 was passing Auxier, a station about 40 miles east of Louisa, an aged woman whose name was said to be Hunter attempted to cross the track almost directly in front of the engine. She was struck by the locomotive and hurled several feet and was instantly killed. It is said that she and her husband were walking on the right of way, the man on one side of the track and the woman on the other, and that the woman attempted to cross over to her husband and lost her life in the effort. Her husband was the first to reach his unfortunate wife. He raised the lifeless body and holding it to his bosom gave way to his feelings in sobs and tender words. The woman's neck was broken and other than a deep cut in the back of her head the body was not mangled. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1913



William Hutchison, son of George Hutchison, deceased, died in Huntington Monday of tuberculosis. He was a nephew of K. F. Vinson, and Mrs. Zara Johnson, of this city. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1913


JOHNSON, Clinton

Clinton Johnson, the 20 year old son of Frank Johnson, died at his home at Pikeville last Friday morning after an illness of pneumonia lasting 16 days. His remains were laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Pikeville Cemetery. He was single. Big Sandy news, Nov 28,1913



The 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan residing on Center Street, was burned Monday night, death relieving the little son of his agonies Tuesday morning. Accompanied by the family the remains were removed this morning over the Big Sandy for Blaine where burial will occur. Independent. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913


LYONS, Henry

Morehead, KY, Nov 25--Henry Lyons, a stave buyer, was shot and fatally wounded here last night about 6 o'clock and Clint Tolliver who conducts a soft drink stand at Hitchens, is being sought by the authorities. It is sad that Tolliver shot Lyons in the right breast with a 32 revolver after only a few words had been exchanged between the two men. It is understood that they had trouble previously. Lyons died at one o'clock this morning. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1913



Floyd County's criminal record had just had another added to the bloody part of its history. On last Saturday, Arthur Martin killed his cousin Oscar Martin, and the latter's brother Sandy shot Arthur. The trouble occurred at Ad Holbert's store, Printer post office, on the left fork of Beaver. Arthur Martin age about 17, called Oscar out of the store and shot him to death. Sandy, a 16 year old brother of the murdered man, quickly procured a gun and shot Arthur, but did not kill him. We have not learned how seriously he is wounded. The 2 cousins had a difficulty on election day. Upon the occasion of the killing Arthur is said to have been under the influence of liquor, but Oscar was sober. So it is probable that whiskey is the real cause of this tragedy as it is with 99 percent of such sad crimes. Liquor is being peddled all along the Beaver valley mostly by negroes and worthless white men who have gone in there with the railroad.


Oscar Martin was about 25 years old and leaves a young wife to whom he was married only a few months ago. He was a brother in law of Cleveland Roberts, of Louisa. The parties involved in the trouble are members of prominent families. their fathers are brothers of Mr. A. L. Martin, who recently moved from Beaver to Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1913



The pale horse and its rider entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nunley and claimed for its victim their youngest child, Lewis. He was born Jun 29th, 1900, died Nov 6, 1913, aged 13 years 4 months and 8 days. His disease was typhoid fever. He was sick only 2 weeks and all that could be done by physician and the loving hands of friends was done, but one who is stronger then we reached out his loving hands and plucked the tender bud from their care and transplanted it as a star to shine on and beckon homeward father, mother, brothers and sister. Burial services were conducted by Rev. R. H. Cassidy and Mathias Harmon. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1913




The NEWS is called upon to note, with much regret the death of Mr. W. T. Osborne, of Fort Gay, which occurred at his home on Thursday, Nov 6. Interment was made on Saturday at the home place, on Wolfe Creek, not far from the Greenbriar Church. the funeral was very largely attended. The Rev. Burwell Akers, of Ceredo, and Puckett conducted the service. He was a victim of pneumonia and was sick only a week. He is survived by a widow and 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, all grown. The boys are Pharoah, who lived at the home stead and "Doc" Osborne, the N & W agent at Fort Gay. Mr. Osborn was born Sep 12, 1840 in Wayne County not farm for the place of his burial. He came to Fort Gay 5 or 6 years ago, where he was in business as a merchant up to the time he died. He was one of the best and most highly respected men in Wayne County, Sober, honest, religious and industrious, he won and kept the respect and esteem of all who knew him. In the varied relationships of life he was a model man. The death of such a character leaves a void in the community and county in which he lived which is not easily filled. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913


NEAL, Nancy

Richardson--The death angel has again visited our community and claimed for its victim our esteemed and loving friend, Mrs. Nancy A. Neal, aged 61 years, wife of H. W. Neal, of Hubbardstown, and daughter of Peter and Peggie Hooser, deceased, who have preceded her to the glory land. She has lingered with a complication of diseases for some time, but God saw fit in his wisdom to call her from her suffering on this earth to the world beyond to bask in the sunshine of a Heavenly love. She was a loyal member of the M. E. Church. So husband, sons and daughter, we must just submit to the will of God, who doeth all things well. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1913


PIGG, Frank

Frank Pigg, of Whitehouse, aged about 30 years and married, was instantly killed about 3 o'clock on the afternoon of Thursday last while working in the coal mines near that place. Coal is mined here by machinery, and the machines are driven by electricity. Pigg operated one of the machines, and at the time mentioned he was in a kneeling position, fixing a "bit" in a driller. the wire by which the power is conveyed from the dynamo to the drill had a "raw" place in it, and this was touched by something which carried the entire voltage through Pigg's body, causing instant death. The unfortunate man was a son of Sam Pigg for a long time resident of this city. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1913



Pike County--Uncle Jim Ratliff, aged 80, died at his home last Thursday night of paralysis. He had experienced a decline in his ordinary good health for several weeks, and had kept indoors most of that time. The funeral service and interment took place there Saturday afternoon, and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, of this city, his granddaughter, attended. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1913



L. A. Reed, 24 years old, who, with his brother, came to Louisville 2 days ago from his home in Magoffin County, 7 miles from Ciderville, fell from the second deck of the ferryboat and was drowned in the Ohio River near the Big Four bridge, last Friday afternoon. The young men had never been in the city before and were enjoying their first ride on a steamboat. The body has not been recovered. The brother, Marion Reed, 22 years old, who was on the lower deck, heard a scream and saw his brother's form plunge through the air and strike the water. He ran to the railing and a moment later saw the form rise to the surface. The brother was making a hopeless fight against the waves at the side of the vessel. Twice he sank while his brother looked on powerless to assist him, because neither could he swim. "As he came up for the third time he looked and saw me", later declared the brother. "He looked at me just for a moment and then seeming to realize he was going down again for good he stretched forth one of his arms and waved."


Marion Reed called to members of the ferry's crew telling them his brother had fallen overboard. The engines were stopped but upon learning the man was unable to swim and had been seen to sink for the third time, the boat proceeded to the landing. Central Police Station was notified and Marion Reed was taken to headquarters for his story of his brother's death. "We came to Louisville 2 days ago, hoping to get work," he said. "We had lived on a farm in Magoffin County for a long time and as crop season was bad we had to get other work. We had never been to a big city like this before and had never seen a regular steamboat. Someone told us down at the river that we could pay a nickel and ride on the ferryboat as long as we wanted to. After we had ridden over to the other shore and back about 3 times, my brother got sick. He leaned over the railing and asked me to get him a drink of water. As I started down the stairs to the lower deck I saw him leaning away out over the railing. I thought he was about to care for himself. I had just found a man who told me where to find the drinking water and was walking over tot he side of the boat when I heard a scream. Right away I saw a man shoot past me and fall into the river. When he came to the surface I saw it was my brother."


The young farmer was so much affected by the tragic incident while at police headquarters that the officers sent him to the hotel, where the brothers had been stopping. He said he is the son of W. M. Reed, a farmer, and that another brother, Richard Reed, is at home. Reed would not send a telegram to his father to notify him of the death of his brother for the reason, he said, his mother is seriously ill, and he feared the shock would cause her death. The life savers say the body is apt to remain under the surface for months, or as long as the water remains cool. Courier-Journal. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913



Pike County--Will Sinnet, 37, a miner, was instantly killed by falling slate in the Kewanee mines Wednesday morning. Sinnet had just put off a shot, and went back to load the coal when several tons of slate came down upon him. He was rescued by a number of other miners, but when found he was dead. The body was brought to an undertaking establishment here and prepared for shipment to Sinnet's former home at Princess, KY today. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1913


SPENCER, Mrs. John B. (Layne-Wallace)

After a long period of ill health and great suffering Mrs. John B. Spencer died at her home near this city at one o'clock in the morning of Saturday, Nov 8th. On Sunday afternoon, in spite of the very inclement weather, a very large number of the friends and relatives assembled at the last earthly home of the deceased to pay their tribute of love and respect to her who lay so still and cold in her casket, upon and around which was a wealth of floral offerings. The simple and appropriate services for the dead was conducted by Rev. B. M. Keith, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, of which for many years Mrs. Spencer had been a devoted member. At the conclusion of the house services the body was borne to Pine Hill Cemetery, where it will rest until the dead in Christ shall rise.


Mrs. Spencer was 57 years old. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Layne, her husband, Mr. John B. Spencer, and 4 children, 2 sons, F. T. D. Jr., and Laban and 2 daughters, Matilda and Emma Wallace, children by her marriage when very young with Eugene Wallace. Throughout the long and painful sickness which ended only with her death, Mrs. Spencer exhibited a surprising patience and fortitude. He resignation was that of a Christian and when facing the dread alternative of the surgeon's knife in the vain hope of obtaining permanent relief from pain she declared her readiness to go if she failed to awake from the unconsciousness caused by the anesthetic. The dead woman's last conscious words concerned her loved ones and framed the Christian's "I am ready." Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913



James Stephens, 48 years old and without family, was found dead at the east end of the Beaver railroad bridge just before dark Tuesday evening. One leg and one arm were severed from his body. It is supposed that the man had been killed by a passing freight train, but there were no witnesses to the accident. Stephens was the proprietor of a soft drink stand in Beaver and is reported to have been intoxicated at the time he was killed. Big Sandy News, Nov 28,1913


WILSON, Mrs. James

On Wednesday, Nov 12, Mrs. Wilson, widow of James Wilson, died at the home of her son in law, Mr. Dan Frazier, who lives at the old Wilson home about 6 miles from Fort Gay. Mrs. Wilson was 84 years old, and was a sister of William, John and Moses Jarrell. She was buried near her late home Thursday. Her husband died about 2 years ago. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1913



BARTRAM, Sheridan

Sheridan Bartram, aged 46 years, died Saturday of pneumonia at his late residence near the mouth of Tabors Creek. He was buried on Monday in the Bartram graveyard on Frasher Hill, near Fort Gay, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Plummer, of this city. The deceased left a widow and 10 children. He was a brother of Mr. Sam Bartram of Louisa and was a sober hard working man. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913



On Wednesday of last week the infant child of Sam Allen Berry, who lived in the Sam Picklesimer house just above Louisa, died very suddenly. It had been slightly ill for a day or so but the parents did not consider the sickness alarming. On this occasion the mother had taken it up to nurse it, after which she laid it on the bed. A few minutes later she took it up and was shocked to find it dead. The body was taken the following day to Mr. Berry's former home near Adams for burial. The babe was only 2 weeks old. Mr. Berry and family are sorely afflicted. The oldest girl, 6 years of age, has typhoid and another child was severely burned on one arm by falling against a grate. Big Sandy news, Dec 19, 1913



Auxier--Died, on the 25th, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blackburn, of this place. Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1913



Pike County--Last Saturday morning county Judge H. H. Stallard received a telegram announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Lina Buchanan, at Coeburn, VA. The Judge left by the afternoon train via, Elkhorn City for Coeburn to attend the funeral and interment, which took place there Monday and returned to his home here Tuesday. Mrs. Buchanan died from grief over the loss of her son, who had died only a few weeks prior to her own death. Big Sandy News, Dec 5,1913


BURKE, Mrs. Mont

On Saturday night last death terminated the sufferings of Mrs. Mont Burke after a long illness caused by tuberculosis. Death occurred at the old Andy Shannon home place on Lick Creek, 3 or 4 miles from this city. She was buried on the following Monday in the Shannon graveyard, where the remains of many of her kindred are interred. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. B. Plummer, pastor of the M. E. Church, this city. Mrs. Burke was about 35 years old and left a husband, 2 children and many relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a good wife and sister. Deceased was a sister of Mr. Bert Shannon, of this city. Mr. Shannon, who has business with the Rockcastle Lumber Company, was here just a few days ago to see his sister but was unable to be present when she died but arrived in time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1913


COPLEY, Oliver

A shocking accident, resulting fatally in less than 24 hours, occurred near Crum, WV about dark last Monday afternoon. The unfortunate victim was Oliver Copley, aged 63 years, who lived near the scene of the casualty. Early in the nigh on N & W section foreman heard groans near his home, and going to the place from which the noise came he was shocked to find Mr. Copley lying near the track unconscious. Help was summoned and the injured man was place on No. 3 and brought to Fort Gay and from that place he was brought to Riverview hospital. An examination showed that the left arm and leg and been fractured and that almost the entire nose had been crushed and torn from his face. The prognosis was made that death was inevitable in spite of all that could be done, and about 4 p.m. Tuesday the end came. the body was prepared for burial and was sent to his former home on No. 4 Wednesday. Mr. Copley is survived by a widow and 10 children, some of whom were present when their father died. The deceased was employed at the store of John Crum, not far from Crum station. He left the store about dark on the day of the accident and started for the home he never reached. A light engine passed shortly after Mr. Copley left the store, and it is supposed that he heard the noise it made and endeavored to get out of the way, but having impaired hearing he became confused, got in the way and was struck by it. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913


DALTON, Thomas

Thomas Dalton, aged 50 years, who for many years carried the mail from Etna to Waterloo, OH was found dead at his home this morning from a bullet fired with suicidal intent. Insanity is given as the cause for his rash deed. The man referred to in the foregoing from an exchange evidently is Thomas Dalton, who formerly lived in the Georges Creek section, this county. A year or so ago, while in Louisa, he took a big dose of morphine and nearly died in consequence. It was thought then that he was temporarily insane. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913



Pike County--Three months after receiving injuries in a hand car accident at Yeager, KY, John Damron, 28, died at the mouth of Shelby Creek last week. At the time he received the fatal injuries he and a party of men were coming down the creek on a hand car, which left the track and threw Damron over a high embankment. His injuries were thought to have been internal. Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1913



Pike County--Henry Dandridge, a colored restaurant owner, whose age is not known, but thought to be about 90 years, died suddenly of dropsy at his restaurant here last Saturday morning. Uncle Andy had been engaged in that business here for several years, and had been a slave prior to the Civil War. He had accumulated considerable money during the past few years, and was a very obliging old man. His remains were laid to rest in the colored people's cemetery across the river Sunday afternoon. Big sandy News, Dec 12, 1913



Mrs. H J. Elderman, who resides on East Greenup Ave. near Third St. received a telegram Thursday afternoon advising her to come to Big Sandy, Montana, at once if she wanted to see her son, M. S. Elderman alive. Shortly afterwards she received a second telegram saying that it would do no good to come to Montana as her son could not live over 24 hours at the best. Milton S. Elderman went to Montana 7 years ago for his health. For the past year he has been in a very serious condition. His wife was nee Clara Rose, of Ashland. They have one son, Heinie. Ashland Independent. Milton Elderman was born in this county and several years ago lived with his father, Henry Elderman, near Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 26,1913


EVANS, Sherman

Overda--The pale horse and its rider visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans and took from them their loving son, Sherman, who had lingered for several months with that much dreaded disease, tuberculosis. He was a bright and honored young man, and loved by all who knew him. He leaves a father, mother, 4 brothers, 6 sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He died Thanksgiving morning. He was 24 years 6 months and 7 days old. He was a first class teacher, had taught 6 years in the public schools of Lawrence County. He was laid to rest in the Crabtree Cemetery. The burial services were conducted by the Imperial Order of Red Men of which he was a member. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913



Ned Hamilton, age 53, an employee of the Steele Coal Co., Steele, KY, was killed instantly by west bound passenger train from Pikeville Monday afternoon. Hamilton had gone to the store or office, it is said, and was picking up the coal on the main line when the passenger struck him. The badly mutilated body was prepared for burial Tuesday morning by undertaker Call and funeral services were held there Wednesday. Mr. Hamilton was formerly from Greenup County. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913


MAY, T. G.

T. G. May, formerly of this section, died recently in Enid, OK. the deceased was 66 years of age and was born in Salyersville. He was a prominent Mason and a life long member of the Baptist Church. His wife, before marriage, was Miss Amanda Conley. He has been in the west for a good many years, but he had scores of friends here who will regret to hear this sad news. He is survived by 10 children who live in 10 different states of the union and they will not be permitted to be present at the funeral services owing to the great distance. Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1913



A. P. McCoy, one of the best known citizens of Greenup, died Sunday morning, his death being due to heart trouble. Mrs. McCoy was awakened by her husband's heavy breathing and when she attempted to wake him, was unable to do so. she summoned the other members of the family and they in turn summoned medical assistance, but in vain as Mr. McCoy passed away without regaining consciousness. "Ab" McCoy was about 56 years of age and for many years has been employed as a traveling shoe salesman and is highly respected throughout this section of the country. He was active in Democrat politics in his home county and his oldest son, James, was recently named postmaster of Greenup. He was a member of the Masonic order for many years. He is survived by his wife, a daughter of the late James Winter, and 4 children, James, postmaster of Greenup, Purcell, bookkeeper for the Union Grocery Company and for many years assistant cashier of one of the Greenup banks, Carl, a C & O brakeman and Miss Helen. The funeral services were held this afternoon. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1913


MUSIC, Robert

(Headline has Herbert Music, age Seventeen, Found Dead in the Woods near Glenhayes)

Robert, the 17 year old son of James Music, who lived near Glenhayes, WV about 10 miles south of this city, met a shocking and untimely on Thursday of last week. He had bone hunting alone, and about 4 o'clock his father heard a shot, and as the boy had not returned at dark, search was made for him. The search had not been continued long before the dead body of the unfortunate boy was found in the woods, not far from home he had left not many hours before. From the position of the body it is supposed that the lad had fallen and in the fall the gun had been discharged. The entire load had taken effect in the poor fellow's head and face. It is thought the report heard by the grief stricken father was made by the shot which killed his son. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1913



Ira Perkins, well known in Lawrence County, at Hood, Webbville and other points, was run down by a C & O train in Ashland last Friday night and killed. The body being so badly mangled that it was almost impossible to identify it. The sad news reached Lon Hall at this place early Saturday morning. Mr. Hall being the step father of the boy went immediately and brought it home with him. The burial took place at Coalton Sunday. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1913



Henry A. Portiss died near Fort Gay on Monday last and was buried in the See graveyard on the following day. He left a widow and one child. He died of tuberculosis. He was a brother in law of Mont See. Mr. Portliss was an Odd Fellow and was buried with the honors of that order. The Rev. Mr. Plummer, of this city, conducted the funeral service. Big Sandy news, Dec 5, 1913



Mr. Henry Preston, a prominent citizen and merchant of Ashland, died in that city on Friday last. He was a native of Paintsville but had lived several years in Ashland, where he was successful in business. Mr. Preston was related to many prominent people in Johnson County and was very highly respected as a man and citizen. Big Sandy News, Dec 12,1913


SCHACK, Kate (Parsons)

Pike County--News has been received here announcing the death of Mrs. Charles Schack in New York City. Mrs. Schack was a Pikeville girl. Her maiden name was Kate Parsons. Before her marriage she made her home with her uncle, Marion Cecil. She leaves a husband and 2 brothers to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1913