Glenwood: A little child of Mr. Beck died last week of Dipthsra, and was
buried at the Webb grave yard. We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Webb in
their sad affliction ( Not sure why it said Beck but then sympathize with Webb…
thinking child was Webb?- also couldn’t find disease when goggled so not sure of
spelling but that is how the paper had it? )
A daughter of Ham Preston, in the upper part of county, died yesterday of
A son of Bryon Martin, of this county died Thursday. He was about 21 years of
age and died of la grippe.
Nan Tolliver fatally shot Dave Clear at Credo Wednesday for making an
improper proposal to her. She defies arrest.
Little Blaine: Johnis Martin, son of A.B. Louisa Martin, was laid to rest in the
Dry Ridge cemetery the 5th inst. We sympathize with the bereaved parents. May
the blessings of God rest on the parents and sisters of the brother that they may
say, “thy will be done.”
Johnson County, Paintsville: A very unfortunate accident occurred yesterday
just below town. While Roscoe Sherman and his wife were visiting some
neighbors within sight of their own home, their little seven-year- old daughter
stood too near the fired, and her clothing caught on fire and burned the child so
terribly, she died last night. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the
Will Lloyd, aged 25 shot himself twice through the heart at Ashland recently. He
has been suffering from an unbalanced mine, and fear of the asylum caused the
act. He was a very popular young man and belonged to the Knights of the
Golden Eagle, K. of P., and Oddfellows.
George Franklin of Pikeville, who was beaten up by his father for alleged
intimacy with his stepmother, while the two where in Cincinnati, has died of his
injuries. The father is now a fugitive.
Resolution: James Lakin, born Oct 17, 1825, in Lawrence county, Ky., died of
dropsy at his home on Queen’s Creek, W. Va. Nov 23, 1893. While yet in his
youth he professed the Christian religion and attached himself to the M.E.
Church of which he has been an enthusiastic worked for upwards of fifty years.
He afterwards was married to Prudence Layne, Aug. 29. 1850, an estimable
Christian lady of true worth and character. She preceded him to that unknown
land from whose bourne no traveler ever returns about four years. He leaves
twelve children as well as a great host of friends to mourn his loss.
News reached here yesterday of the death of Jas. Walker, of Floyd county. He
was a half brother to Mr. J. F. Hackworth, of this place.
Dr John Phister, a prominent physician and Odd Fellow of Maysville, Ky., is
Johnson County, Paintsville: Mrs. Elizabeth Dills, wife of William Dills, departed
this life the 12th inst. She was buried the 13th at family burying ground near the
residence of J.W. Turner above town. She was a daughter of Thos. Baldwin, Sr.
had lived an honorable life and leave a husband and a large family to mourn her
loss. The family has the sympathy of the entire community
The wife of Bernice Blankenship died at her home a few miles below this place
Floyd County, Prestonsburg: Mr. Jim Walker died Tuesday night. He leaves a
wife and several children.
Feb 2- unable to read most of page 1
Bernice Blankenship died of fever at his home a few miles below here
Wednesday. His wife died only ten days ago
W. D. Roffe was called to the home of his mother in West Virginia last week by a
message announcing her death. Se was a very aged lady.
Floyd County, Prestonsburg: Mr. Hill Sumbo of McDowell died at the Branham
hotel Thursday with consumption. He was 20 years of age and a Christian. He
was here attending the school of Pro. Buyington.
Allen Johnson, a miner, was killed by a C&O train at St. Claire mines, West
Virginia. Johnson was walking along the track and did not heed the warning
John. B. Whitt, Sr., died at his home three miles below hear last Sunday, aged
seventy-five years. He had been in feeble health for some time. His wife and
several sons and daughters survive him. He was a good citizen and well
The eleven-year-old daughter of Bryon Martin of Boyd county, died of
typhoid fever a few days ago and was brought to this county for burial. One of
his sons died last month and another of the family is now dangerously ill.
Robt. Clere, died at his home a few miles from Louisa last Monday. He was
about 65 years old and leaves a wife and a number of children. He was a quiet,
inoffensive man who had lived here ever since the close of the war, engaged at
his trade of cabinet-maker. The family has been in destitute circumstances since
Edmonds Branch: Died on the 27th ult, Peter Marcum, and aged and
Also on the 2nd inst. a two year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Henson. The many friends and relatives of the deceased have our
Floyd County, Prestonsburg: Mrs. Lottie Leslie died at her home yesterday of
fever. Her death was a very sad one. She was only 17 years of age and bride of
Johnson County: Paintsville: Uncle Harrison Litteral one of the oldest
citizens of Johnson county died at his home at Oil Springs last Wednesday night.
He lived a consistent and Christian life from his youth up, having been identified
with the M.E. Church all his life. On account of his cleverness he has been called
uncle by the people of this county many years. His children has our sympathy.
Miss Cora Arnold, a young school teacher of Belleville, W. Va., drowned
herself. No cause.
D. C. Spencer and John Crutcher and their wives attended the burial of Henry
Castle’s child at George’s Creek Monday.
Dr Atkinson was called to Paintsville Saturday by the illness of his wife. A letter
received from him Tuesday evening stated that he had given up all hope of her
Later: Mrs. Atkinson died Wednesday evening. She leaves five sons, the
youngest being only about three months old. The deepest sympathy prevails for
them and the Doctor. ( see below for more info)
Mrs. Wm. Long died one day last week of consumption. She was taken to the
Faulkner graveyard near Mt. Savage for interment.
Mrs. J. P. Riffe, of Vessie died last Monday. Mrs. Riffe was a highly respected
lady and leaves a kind husband and several children, most of whom are grown,
to mourn the loss of a good wife and loving mother.
Judge W. Co. Ireland died at his home in Ashland Wednesday. He was a man
of considerable prominence in this section, having been Circuit Judge of this
district a few years ago.
W. Thompson, an honored grand army veteran and respected citizen of
Petersville met with a terrible death. He was chopping down a tree, when a limb
became detached and fell end downward, striking Mr Thompson on the head and
piercing his skull.
John Martin of this county, died last week of typhoid fever. He was a good
citizen and was about 35 years old. He was a brother of D.S. and Bryon Martin.
of Catlettsburg. The later has lost two or three members of his family lately by
typhoid fever. Son of Morgan Martin, departed this life Feb 23, 1894. He was a
widower and leaves two small boys, father and mother and a host of friends to
mourn his loss. The little orphan boys and parents have the deepest sympathies
of the community.
The Paintsville Times: We are pained to announce the death of Mrs. Sallie
Atkinson, wife of Dr. W. T. Atkinson, which occurred at the late residence, in this
city Wednesday morning Feb 21st at 10:30 o’clock a.m. after a short illness of
pneumonia. Her death was sudden and unexpected and the news was a very
sudden shock to the people of the town and the sad news will cause deep grief to
a host of friends and this and adjoining counties in the Sandy Valley.
The deceased was born in 1853 and was at the time of her death 40 years old.
She was raised in the native country, and at the age of 24 married to Dr. W. T.
Atkinson. They continued to make Magoffin county their home until about fifteen
years ago, then they moved into our midst, where they have lived ever since. At
the age of 21 she embraced the Christian religion and joined the M.E. Church of
which she has even been a consistent member and a true Christian woman. In
her habits of life she was plain and unassuming. As a neighbor she was kind and
obliging, as a friend, true and faithful. Her life was full of charitable deeds and we
don’t suppose she had an enemy of the world. She was a woman who made
friend wherever she went. She leaves a large family, children, her husband and a
host of friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were conducted by Elder Ramey assisted by Revs. Jane
and Robinson. The esteem and respect for her was shown by the large
concourse of people who followed her to her grave. Many flowers were carried to
private houses to decorate her casket. ( this was taken from several different
sites of paper and condensed into one)
Mrs. Jennie Bloss of Wayne county, W. Va., daughter of Wm. Prichard, died at
her home Sunday night. Her remains were placed in Kavanaugh cemetery. Her
family has the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
Sulphur Springs: B. F. White’s family, consisting of three children, has been
dangerously sick but through the skill of Dr Allen Prichard, J., two of them are
better. But little Birtha the one and one half years old girl, died in spite of all
medical aid that could be rendered. She was the pet of the Sulphur Springs
vicinity and is very much missed in the neighborhood. Her parents have our
Johnson County, Paintsville: Mrs. Johnathan Stambeaugh died the 5th inst.
She was very esteemed in the community where she resided. She leaves a
husband and several children to mourn her loss, all of who have our sympathy.
( see below for another entry that I think is the same person but spelled
Mrs. Thos Burchett died of consumption last week at her home a few miles from
Louisa, leaving a husband and four children. She was a daughter of Samuel
Mrs. Early Stockwell died at Catlettsburg yesterday. She was the daughter of
the late Keene Prichard.
Mr. J. F. Hackworth has returned from Floyd county where he was called by the
illness of his mother. She died and was buried while he was there. She was past
88 years old
Galen: Died, on the 5th, Mrs John Stambough,. She leaves a husband, one
child and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.
Derefield: Died on the 8th , a little child of Elisha Jobe. The many friends and
relation have our heartfelt sympathy.
Thrown from a Horse and Killed: On last Saturday Martin Branham was killed by
being thrown from a horse, and Bud Ingalls, who was on the same horse,
received severe but not dangerous injuries. The accident occurred near the falls
of Tug, in which vicinity both parties lived. Ingalls was under the influence of
liquor and Branham got on behind him to ride about a mile. They started at a
pretty rapid gait and it is supposed the they lost control of the hours. Both were
thrown and Branham’s head struck a large rock with great force fracturing his
skull and causing death. His companion was thrown against a rail fence.
Branham was in his 22nd year and was a son of “Wib” Branham and a brother of
Mrs. W. A. Copley of this place.
Blaine: Died, at the home of her father near this place, Miss Sarah M. Edwards,
aged sixteen. She leaves a host of friends and relatives to who we tender our
Milton Short of Brushy Fork, died of diabetes at his residence on Monday night
March 12, after being sick a few hours. His bereaved family has our deepest
Sulphur Springs: The monster death has again visited our neighborhood and
taken away an infant child of Harvey Workman’s. Throat trouble, from which
the little one suffered, increasingly for about one week was the cause of his its
John Mayes and his wife also lost an infant from the same disease, The
parents of both children are highly respected citizens and have our heartfelt
The wife and child of Wm. Fanin,( hard to read last name but pretty sure it is
right what I put) on Mud Lick, are very sick and their six months old baby died
Cherokee: Died, recently of whooping cough the infant child of Wilbur Chaffin.
Deerfield: Died, on the 8th of March, at Elisha Jobe’s, one of his loved ones,
May God be with the bereaved family.
Morgan’s Creek: The sad news has just reached us of the death of honorable
Randsone Hollbrook, of Whitesburg, Letcher county. We did not learn the
cause of his death. He is a brother-in-law of Wm. Hughes and was once a
resident here. He has many friends and relatives here to mourn their loss. They
have our sympathy.
Mrs. Milroy Fuller died nine miles above Louisa Tuesday of consumption. She
was a daughter of Mr. W. A. Dobbins.
Fatal Fracas: At Fleming, Wayne county, W. Va., a few days ago, Henry Collins
and Hoke Napier, neighbors and young men, quarreled. The latter wanted to
pass through the former’s place with timber, and Collins refused him the
privilege. When Napier heard this he was offended, and the two met, and, after
some words, pulled revolvers and began shooting. A dozen shots were fired.
Collins’ heart was pierced by a bullet and he died instantly. Napier was shot in
the bowels and lived but two hours. Both men leave families.
Horseford: Died, on last Saturday, little Fred, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
Workman, of Newcomb.
A telegram was received by the Loar brothers Monday announcing the sudden
death of their niece, Mrs. Nannie Richmond, wife of Judge Richmond. She was
a daughter of Mr. S. G. Loar. Mr P. H. Loar left for Prestonsburg upon receipt of
2nd article on same obit: Monday at six o’clock a.m. the soul of Mrs. Judge
Richmond left this world for eternity. It was a great shock to all or her many
friends, as she had only been sick for a few days. Her father was telephoned to
and her father arrived several hours after her death. She was a daughter of Hon.
Stephen Loar of Salyersville and the wife of Judge Richmond. She leaves one
child, a boy of nine years.
Deerfield: Died, on the 28th inst,, an infant child of Delila Adkins.
Deerfield: Died at her home on Cats Fork, a few days ago, Toria, wife of Wm.
Wright, age 27 years. She leaves a husband and three children.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. M. Stewart last Saturday and died
“Jimmie” Ferguson died last Monday at his home a few miles over in West
Virginia, at the age of 90 years. He leaves a wife 84 years old. The were
probably the oldest couple in this section. Mrs. Jas. Vinson, of this place is a
Armstead Burchett: Born May 20th, 1815: died April 8th, 1894. Then began,
then ended the mortality of him whose name is written above. More than three
quarters of a century amind the changing scenes of life. Floyd county gave him
birth, Lawrence county gives him a resting place until time shall be no more.
Those seventy odd years of Mr. Burchett’s life were mostly spend in Louisa,
where he was a familiar figure. Once coroner, twice jailer. This Tells the story of
the trust of his fellow citizens. These were the duties incumbent upon him, and
those who knew him best say he performed well. He hearkened to the call of his
country in the hour of peril, and the rolls of the old 14th Kentucky bore his name
until he honorably mustered out in 1865. Mr. Burchett was a man of strong frame
and great vitality, else he would long ago have succumbed to the inroads of
disease. He was sick about a year, and his death last Sunday morning was but a
release from much physical pain. His suffering was soothed by the tender
ministrations of his wife and children, and his end was peace. Religious services
were held at the residence and at the M.E. Church, attended by a large
number of friends whom the steady downpour of rain could not keep from paying
this last tribute of respect to one whom they have known so long. Mrs. Levi
Atkins, Mr. Tom Burchett and Major D. J. Burchett, late United States Marshall
for Kentucky, are children of the deceased. To these and all the family and
friends we tender our sympathy in bereavement.
Lost and Found: On the 4th of last May and man named Tip Childers, living on
the river about four miles below Paintsville, left home to go to the river rafting.
Shortly after he left the house his little daughter, a child of about four years,
disappeared in the direction of the river, and when the house dog, a play fellow of
the little one, trotted off in the same direction it was supposed he had followed
the child. Search was made for the girl with no avail. The dog’s tracks could be
plainly seen gong down the steep banks of the river, and as the animal was
devotedly attached to the girl it was reasonably inferred that it had followed it,
and as the tracks ended at the riverside it was as reasonably supposed that the
child had fallen into the swollen river and was drowned. Diligent search was
made by thoroughly dragging the river. Months were spend looking and
watching, but in vain. No trace of the household pet was found, and up to last
Sunday all was completely hidden. On that day however, the completely
denuded skeleton of a child was found in the river about four miles above
Richardson. A young man was rowing in a skiff near the shore when something
half covered by sand and drift attracted his attention. He called for assistance,
and the ghastly find was made. Taken altogether it is extremely probably that the
skeleton is that of the little one who met her untimely fate nearly a year ago. By a
singular coincidence the man who found the remains is also named Childers.
Fallsburg: A little grandchild of Mrs. Sallie Ferguson, died last week, and was
taken through here to the Marcum graveyard for interment.
Galen: Died on the 14, Don, son of Dr. L. B. Jones, age 13 years. He was an
intelligent boy and loved by all.
Judge Asbury Hawes died suddenly at his home at Prosperity last Tuesday. He
was in Louisa on Monday of last week and in going home was caught in a heavy
rain. He was then sick for several days but apparently much better on the day of
his death. He had been away from home and died in the yard soon after
returning. He was about seventy-six years old and leaves a large family, most of
whom are grown. Judge Hawes had moved some of his household goods to the
Botner place near Louisa and expected to be living there within a few days. He
was buried yesterday by the Masons.
Samuel Doss, aged about 56 years, died at Fort Gay last Friday and was buried
by the Masons. He had been sick about a year. A very large number of people
attended the funeral.
John M. Justice, colored, died near last Sunday morning of consumption. He
leaves a wife and five children. H was from Virginia and was a son-in-law of
Foster Hall, a sixteen year old son of Elisah Hall, died last Saturday, near
Prosperity and was buried Sunday.
Died, last Sunday, at David Thompson’s, on Horseford branch, about five miles
below this place, Jno. D. Elkins of fever. He was about fifty years old, and was a
Johnson County: Paintsville: Mrs. Obrien, aged 77 years, died yesterday and
was buried today at the family burying ground at Flat Rock just below town.
Deefield: Died, on the 13th, Lafe Jobe. Also on the 17th, Deliida Adkins. Also
on on the 26th the wife of John Hughes. She leaves many friends and relatives
to mourn her loss. Her age was 19 years. She has gone to the glory land where
she awaits to welcome her husband.
Johnson County: Paintsville: Died, yesterday, an infant child of S.P. King,
and was taken to Miller’s creek today for burial.
Floyd County, Prestonsburg: Mrs. J. Q. Harris, died at her home above here
Friday with consumption. She had only been married a year.
2nd article: Dwale: The people of this community were made sad at the death of
Mrs. Dollie Harris. She departed this life May 3, 1894, Mrs. Harris was a
daughter of J. K. Leslie, of this county. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved
husband, parents and the host of friends who mourn her loss.
Dwale: News has reached here that Jas. Butcher, a well known farmer of this
county, who moved to Fleming county a short time ago was found dead on his
farm May 3, We are sorry to hear of his death and deeply sympathize with the
In a battle at the head of Tug River, in West Virginia, Friday, William L Freeman,
a member of the West Virginia Legislature, was killed and his brother fatally
wounded by Taylor Herman. The little affair was in settlement of a twelve year
old boundary line dispute
On the Virginia point opposite Catlettsburg last Sunday James Prince struck
Frank Loar on the head with a brick and killed him. The trouble came up over
fifteen cents involved in a game of cards. Both the men lived at Catlettsburg The
murdered is now in jail at Catlettsburg, being held for a requisition. They are two
of a large crowd of toughs who assemble every Sunday at that place to drink and
Dwale: News has just reached us that Angie Stephens, daughter of Capt. Isaiah
Stephens, died on Beaver Creek, this morning, May 14. Miss Stephens leaves a
kind father and a loving mother to mourn her loss. To the bereaved family we
heartily offer our sympathies and land a helping hand in time of need.
The little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. McClure died Tuesday
morning from an abcess on the brain. She had been sick almost since birth. The
remains were buried in Ashland yesterday where the parents have another child
Fallsburg: Died, last week, Charlie, little son of Frank Cochran. The little
fellow endured his suffering bravely, as he was sick but two brief days, when he
found he must die earnestly besought his parents to go with him, when informed
of the impossibility of that, he then said Jesus was with him and he was glad to
go, he turned to his parents and asked them to be good, and quietly passed
away. He was only two and a half years old. He was buried with all the ceremony
and respect that the parents and Sunday School could summon. Each member
casting into the grave a bunch of flowers as respect for the deceased. The
bereaved family have the sympathy of our entire neighborhood.
Patricide: Calvin H. Scott, Postmaster at Olive hill, Carter county was killed by his
son James last Tuesday. The father was drunk and quarrelsome and had a
revolver in his hand at the time he was shot. The was 55 years old, leaves a wife
and nine children and was once a man of wealth. He had killed a man several
Con Brady killed: An Irish peddler who formerly made Louisa his headquarters
for two or three years, was murdered on the left fork of Twelve Pole, Wayne
County, W.V., a few days ago. There is no clue to the murderer, but it was
evident that the object of the murder of the robbery. He often carried a large
amount of money. He was well known here as a liberal and good hearted fellow.
(no name given except Brady part).
Dwale: Mrs. Coon Holt, wife of Evan Holt, departed this life, last Saturday
morning. Just before she died she told friends that Heaven was her home. She
was buried at the Mayo grave yard Sunday morning.
Peach Orchard: James Y. Brown, one of the counties oldest and best known
citizens, died at his home, near Gallup on the 13th inst. Deceased was about 90
years old. He leaves 12 children to mourn their loss. We as a community, extend
to the bereaved children our deepest sympathy. ( another article states he was 85)
Bennett Cox, aged 84 years, died last Tuesday at Walbridge.
Broke His Neck, Sixty Hours before Death brought relief: E. R. Westlake
died at this place yesterday from injuries received last Monday night while
bathing. In company with some friends he went to the river: and being the first to
remove his clothes he was first to go into the water. Thinking the water was
deep, and without investigating, he ran across the front of the wharfboat and
sprang head first into the water, which was only about 18 inches deep. His neck
was broken and consequently his entire body was paralyzed. He did not lose
consciousness, however and held his breath until his companions suspected
something was wrong and went after him, which was about five minutes after he
leaped. He was taken home and the physicians pronounced his case hopeless.
He lingered for sixty hours, and was perfectly rational up to the moment of his
death. An autopsy showed that the injury was a complete fracture of the
Mr. Westlake was a civil engineer and a commendable young man in every
respect. He was a native of Ironton, Ohio and about two and a half years ago, he
married Miss Daisy Atkins, a daughter of Lewis Atkins of this place. The lived in
Boston until a few months ago, when they came to Louis. He was twenty five
years old. The funeral will take place from the residence this afternoon and burial
will occur in Pine Hill Cemetery immediately afterward. The sincerest sympathy is
extended to the relatives
Struck by Lightening: Wednesday afternoon a young man named Miller was
struck by lightening while at work on the farm of U. G. Kise, about 13 miles
above Louisa. He was carried into the house and lived until yesterday morning.
He was twenty two years old and was married. He was a son of Erastus Miller of
Boiler Explosion: One Man killed and Mill Wrecked
A disastrous and very sad accident occurred at Torchlight, five miles about
Louisa, last Wednesday afternoon. No long since, John T. Jones removed his
saw mill to that place. The boiler used was an old one in bad order and the
explosion was the result of weakness of the boiler. Hance Jones, son of the
owner, “tried the water” and turned to walk away, when the explosion occurred.
He was blown a distance of fifty feet and killed instantly. The body was badly
mangled, being almost cut in two, both legs broken, and the head crushed. The
body was not found until the smoke and dust cleared away. One or two other
persons were slightly hurt and the mill was slightly wrecked.
Hance Jones was in his 22nd year and was a young man of honor and very
industrious. The News sympathizes deeply with the relatives.
Miss Augusta Wills, of Ashland, aged 27, touch rough on rates and died last
Col. John B. Herndon, an old-time newspaper man, died suddenly at his home,
Desha Valley, near Maysville.
Floyd County: Prestonsburg: Mrs. Ida Butler gave birth to a little girl on
Friday, it died Saturday
The funeral of little Herbert Castle will be preached the fourth Saturday in July
at Burgess Chapel by Rev. French Rice.
Janie, the three year old daughter of A.R. Queen and Columbia Queen
serenely left the shore of time for that land from whose bourne no traveler as yet
ever returned on June 23rd, 1894. at her home near Kinner, KY ( I could not find
where Kinner is?). She was afflicted with acute spinal affliction for nearly
seventeen days. Her sufferings were intense and seemed almost unbearable, yet
so young she bore them with all the patience and meekness that could have
been possible of one of more mature years. All possible earthly assistance was
rendered for the restoration of her health by never tiring, loving, tender hands of
relatives and friends, but the Almighty God saw fit in His goodness to take her
from their midst. We bow in humble submission to him whose chastisements are
meant in much mercy and who doeth all things well. While little Janie will be
missed from her home, missed by her playmates, missed by brothers and sisters
she is not dead to them. She will be as a bright shining start which will be ever
near her father, mother, brothers and sisters.
God in his divine omniscience needed one more angel child in Paradise, so he
bent his loving arm and clasped little Janie’s hand and wafted her beyond this
veil of tears where sickness, sorrow, sin, nor death are felt and feared no more
there to be one of His precious jewels and sing songs of praise to Him. She will
remain there while countless ages roll their solemn rounds as a true treasure and
a divine incentive to relations and friends to become as little Janie; for of such as
she is the Kingdom of Heaven composed.
We in unison with entire community extend to the bereaved parents and relations
our heartfelt sympathy and ask that this be published in the Big Sandy News.
Fatal Family Fracas: Six Cousins Engage in a Small War: Over on Mill Creek,
in Wayne county W. V., Pearl Thompson was shot and killed by his cousin Sam
Thompson last Wednesday evening. Also Wade Thompson, Jr., what shot in the
arm. The dead man’s brother escaped injury by fleeing from the scene.
The difficulty was a result of a feud which originated at a dance about six months
ago when Sam Thompson was severely stabbed in the course of a general row.
He thought Drew Thompson did the stabbing but learned a few days ago that it
was done by Pearl. Upon learning this he swore he would kill Pearl at first sight
and he made good his threat.
On one side were Sam and John Thompson, brothers and Jim Huff, a cousin. On
the other side, Pearl Thompson and a brother, and their cousin Wade Thompson,
Jr. They were all young men, some of them in their teens, and all cousins to each
other. Sam killed Pearl and John shot Wade in the arm. The others came out of
the fracas unhurt.
The participants in this affair are members of families having a bad fighting
record. Sam and John are sons of Wade Thompson, who was implicated in
several killings and who was himself killed a few years ago by Sam Pratt.
The Deplorable Catlettsburg Affair: The bloodiest affair which ever occurred in
Catlettsburg, and one of the worst tragedies in the history of Northeast Kentucky,
took place at ten o’clock last Friday night.
Charley and Dave Justice were the principal on one side and John and Ballard
Faulkner on the other, and three of them were killed and the other mortally
The trouble came up only a short time before the fight, over the public
denunciations of the City Council by Charley Justice. Ballard Faulkner was a
member of the Council and protested against the denunciations. After a hot
controversy the parties separated, but met again a short while afterward on the
street in front of Carpenter’s store and the trouble was renewed
The Justices were under the influence of liquor and had been talking loudly about
the Council failing to care for a low woman who fell drunken fit on the street.
Lewis Cole, son of J.O. Cole, the wealthy member of the timber firm of Crane &
Cole, was with the Justices. The Faulkners had just closed their saloon and
started home when they met the trio. There had been hard feelings between
them for some time and at this meeting Charley Justice opened the would by
applying a vile epithet to John Faulkner who was unarmed, saved a heavy
walking stick. Faulkner struck Justice and the latter began firing. John was killed
almost instantly. Ballard then shot both the Justices and himself shot tow or three
times-once in the heart. About fifty shots were fired. A younger brother of the
Faulkners came near being killed by one of the Justices after he was lying on the
ground., but the course of the pistol was turned by Faulkner. Ballard Plymale, a
bystander, was shot in the thigh.
Charley Justice died a few hours afterward, but Dave is still alive with little
hope for recovery. It was claimed that Cole did some of the shooting. Thos.
Ewing swore out a warrant stating that he saw Cole fire the shot which killed
John Faulkner. Cole was arrested and jailed and a guard was appointed to
The Faulkners, though saloonists, were sober men and well respected. The
Justices were tough characters. Cole is a great “sport” and associated with the
Justices. He is of a high family. The Faulkners were married the Justices were
The examining trial of Cole began at Catlettsburg yesterday but only the
witnesses of the prosecution had been heard the adjournment until to-day was
taken. A strong defensed is expected to be made. The general opinion seems to
be that there will not be a strong case against him, but that he, will be bound over
to the Circuit Court.
Note from 7/20- Dave still alive but his chances fro recovery seem to be growing
less and his death is expected at any time.
Note from 7/21- Dave Justice, the sole survivor of the Catlettsburg street duel, is
steadily improving and he is expected to get well. He is now lying in jail in default
of a $1000 bail, having waived examination. It is thought he will give bond.
Sulphur Springs: While bathing last week, Mr. See Triplett was drowned in
East Fork, He leaves a wife and two children.
Near Shelby Gap, in the upper end of Pike County, Terrell Cox, a desperate
outlaw and whiskey peddler, was waylaid and shot from ambush, three balls
penetrating his body and killing him instantly. Cox is the youngest of three
brothers, two of whom have been killed the past two months, the other now being
laid up with a fatal gunshot wound that may prove fatal.
Died at Pennington Gap, Va., July 12 Elizabeth S. wife of Dr. L. H Clapp, who
lived at this place for nine years, and who was known and is remembered by
most of our citizens.
Felix Webb, died at his home a short distance over in West Virginia a few days
ago of heart disease. The first attack of the trouble was about six weeks ago,
since which time he had frequent severe attacks. He was 25 years old and was
A Preacher Killed: Rev. Wm. Dickerson, pastor of the Baptist church at Fort
Gay, W. Va., was the victim of an unusual accident recently. His mule was
hitched to the top plank of a fence when Mr. Dickerson suddenly threw a sack full
of meal across the animal’s back. The mule sprang backyard and pulled the
plank loose, the end of it striking Mr. Dickerson with great force on the head, just
back of the ear. He died from the effects of the injury last Saturday. The burial
took place Monday and was a very largely attended.
Considerable excitement was created at Wayne county, W. Va., a few days ago
but the finding of a boot and overshoe containing the skeleton of an ankle and
foot. It was identified as that of Jas. Bing the lawyer who was drowned in Twelve
Pole four years ago. An extensive search for the rest of the body is going on
Floyd County, Prestonsburg: The infant son of L. H. Gormly died Sunday at
4 o’clock pm. It was an only child. The parents have our sympathy.
Serious Shooting: Whiskey Responsible as Usual: On last Sunday night Jerry
Riffe, Jr., shot and dangerously wounded Lee Mosely at Webbville in this county.
It occurred on an E. K. railway train which was just returning with an excursion
party which had been to Greenup county. Both parties were drunk but were the
best of friends. They had been cursing each other “ for fun” and Mosely had his
knife in his hand, Riffe took out his revolver and something was said between
them about cutting and shooting. Riffe’s revolver was of the “self acting” kind. It
was discharged and the ball entered Moseley’s abdomen. The shooting is
thought to have been accidental, the result of the careless handling of the
revolver by Riffe, who was very drunk. He is out on bail, awaiting an examination
set for tomorrow. Both parties are unmarried. Mosely is a brother to the man who
was killed by his father in law, McKinney , several months ago.
Later: Mosely died Tuesday.
Johnson Ferguson, who went to the West Virginia prison for killing Jamison
Ferguson died a few days ago of starvation. He refused to eat, drink, or talk.
Miss Minnie Woody, telegraph operator at Lavelette, Wayne county, W. Va.,
met a horrible death by being thrown from a dog cart by the horse running away.
Her foot caught in the cart and her head was dragged over the ground four
hundred yards. She was badly mangled, Her age was 18 years.
Johnson County Paintsville: Died on last Saturday evening Miss Fannie
Walker, daughter of E. H Walker. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church
by Rev. Robinson assisted by Rev. Wm. Walker. Fannie was a good girl. To her
parents and relatives we and the community extend our heartfelt sympathies.
Died three miles below hear on last Saturday night, Mrs. John Davis, a very
Prosperity: Died, on the 28th of last month, Miss Dovie Haws, daughter of Lis
Haws of typhoid fever. She leaves many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.
Later article: Adds daughter of U. GL Hawes.
Another article: Spring Dale Sunday School: When our Sunday school
convened last Sunday at the appointed time there seemed to be a great sadness
when we looked around and saw the seat of one of our best members and
workers vacant, one that added pleasure to our school and was a friend to all
except sin and Satan. She was the daughter of U.G. and Plina Haws. She was
afflicted with malaria fever at first, resulting in typhoid. Her sufferings were
intense and seemed almost unbearable, but yet she bore them will all patience
and meekness possible. All possible earthy assistance was rendered for the
restoration of her health by never tiring, loving, tender hands of physicians,
relation and friends, but the almighty God saw fit in his goodness to take her from
our school, relation and friends. We bow in humble submission to Him whose
chastisements are meant in such mercy and who doeth all things well. While
Dovie will be missed in our Sunday School and by all who know her she is not
dead to them. She will remain while countless ages roll their solemn sounds as a
true treasure and divine intervention to all her classmates and friends to become
as Dovie is. She was converted at Spring Dales last winter at a series of meetings were being conducted by Rev. R. F. Rice and she remained a true and zealous worker in the
cause of Christ.
James Welsh, died last Sunday morning, at Fuller’s station of cancer of the
stomach. The remains were taken to the old home place near Paintsville for
burial. Mr. Welch was one of the oldest and best known steamboat pilots of this
Died about two miles from this place, the wife of Oliver Hardwick, after an
illness of about three weeks. She was a good woman, and was the daughter of
Mordical Wilson. Her husband and a number of children survive her.
Inez: News has reached here that Mr. Thomas Farley, of this county, was run
over by an N&W passenger train and killed Sunday. Nothing positive has been
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rice died last week, and was taken to the
tunnel where Mrs. H’s parents live for burial.
Lena Riffe, died last Saturday of what supposed to be Scarlett Fever,. she was a
highly respected young lady and had many friends to mourn her loss.
Wallace Grims’ baby died last Monday. It was one a pair of twin. The other
died about two weeks ago.
Dr Lafe Lawson, a prominent young physician of Logan county, W. Va., son of
Dr George Lawson, was killed by a train running over him. He had gone out in
the night to take a train and it is supposed he fell asleep on the track.
Prosperity: Died, on the 7th of this month, Charlie Gartin, of typhoid fever. He
leaves many friends to mourn their loss.
Due Bill: We are sorry to note the death of Daniels Thompson’s baby which
took sick Sunday and died Wednesday. We sympathize with the bereaved family.
Zeek Pigg, of a fews miles out in the country, died Tuesday of consumption,
from which he had suffered for a long time. He lived in the west several years
and married. His wife is with her home folks in Illinois.
Johnson County Paintsville: Mrs. Jeff. Walters, whose sickness was
mentioned last week, died last Friday evening, and was buried at Ward City
Saturday. She leaves a husband and two children. All who have had typhoid
fever at this place recently are improving.
Ella Davis aged 7 years, was killed at Ceredo ( not sure if this spelling is right but
this is what they had?) last Saturday by a run away horse,
At West Liberty, Mrs. R. F. Prather while sitting and nursing her 1 year old
baby, was struck by lightening, the other day and both were killed instantly.
Prosperity: The funeral of Sarah Curnutte, wife of J. H. Curanutte will be
preached at the Curnutte grave of yard Sunday by Rev. Bob Rose and Drew
Grimsly. A good meeting is expected. ( had last name spelled both ways. Not
sure which is correct- another article which was not about death but a different
story on person with same name had it spelled with a?)
Judge John D. Ross, aged 85, died in Boyd county Monday.
Mrs. Jas. McCoy, an aged widow lady, living at Catlettsburg with her six maiden
daughters dropped dead without warning last Monday of heart disease. Up to
that day she had been in comparatively good health. Capt. Jas. Combs, her
brother died the same day.
Mudlick and Vicinity: Mary Stewart (daughter of Marshal Stewart), died last
Saturday, August 11 of typhoid fever. She was a highly respectable young lady,
and her loss is mourned by all who knew her.
A. J. May of East Fork, Boyd county, was killed by a runaway team on Thursday
of last week, while returning from market. He leaves a wife and seven children.
Mrs. John Chapman died in lower Louisa last Saturday afternoon, of fever. A
husband and two small children survive her. The remains were taken to the old
plan on the head of Blaine for burial.
Political Fracas: One Man killed and Four Wounded:
The fight between Wilson and Camden forces in West Virginia has been growing
hotter and hotter until in some sections it has reached fever heat. This is
especially the case in Wayne, our neighbor county. Wilson spoke at the mouth of
of Trace Tuesday evening to a large crowd, composed largely of factions having
differences of long standing. At the close of the speech Wilson drove away and
U.S. Marshall S.S. Vinson took the stand for a brief reply. This incensed some of
the Wilsonites, who started an effort to prevent Vinson from speaking. The
attempt was met with resistance from the Vinson men, and from the use of rocks
and clubs the participants soon began to use revolvers. A great number of shots
were fired, resulting in the killing of James Frazell, and the wounding of Tobe
Ferguson, Bob Frazier and Bob Bailey. Sam Ferguson was not engaged in the
row, but was found on the roadside asleep and was struck in the face with a rock.
Neither of the injured parties is seriously hurt. Frazell was not taking part in the
row, but was in a conveyance starting from home. The ball struck him in the
breast near the heart and passed entirely through. He lived about 12 hours. It is a
The primary which is causing all the trouble will take place tomorrow. The feeling
is so intense that a speaking and a disturbance almost always go together,
In Memoriam: Potter KY, August 29
Our hearts were made sad on yesterday evening on receiving news of the death
of little Ida Caines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caines. The little on
lingered only a short time after she became ill, until God in his provident saw fit to
gather one of his precious lambs into the fold. We did not believe that God wills
the death of an innocent babe, yet it forms an inseparable tie that shall ever exist
between it and the father and mother who so regretted to part with the loved one.
But sill they are submissive to the decrees of Him who doeth all things well. May
the endearment of this little child to be enough to cause the father and mother to
reflect and realize their relation to it and heaven, and may they ever be ready to
greet their dear babe when the time fro their departure shall come. In this life we
meet her no more- a sorrowful thought, but we rejoice in our Savior, that “beyond
this land of parting” we shall meet her again and hear her voice as it mingles with
the Heavenly choir.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the parents and all the members of the
family, and when they shall fall by reason of death, may little Ida meet them at
the beautiful gate and escort them to the throne of God. When he calls may we
be ready to say, so one of old “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.
Sarah Bates, aged 16, took morphine and died at Ashland, Wednesday.
Brooding over the unfounded talk of gossipers caused it.
At Lowmansville Al Borders was killed by John Stevens with a knife. Political
A Centerville, Wayne county, W. Va., during a quarrel about a woman, John
Murphy shot Hampton Stephens dead and fatally injured Stephen’s 18 year old
son, who went to the rescue of his father.
Potter: Dave Hurt’s little child died last week of throat trouble. The parents
have our sincere sympathies.
In Memoriam; Another bright jewel has been taken from earth to Heaven,
Bertha, daughter of John. M. and Grace Diamond, departed this life August 2,
1894, aged one year and four days. While we miss her sweet, innocent prattle
and behold her sunny face no more, we would call her back, since Jesus has
said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me”. We would therefore, thought it
be with grief-stricken hearts, bow in humble submission to his well. One less at
home, the charmed circle broken, a dear face missed day by day. But such is life,
while in the world of sin and sorrow and death; and while we surround the little
mound beneath which her peaceful ashes sleep., by faith we look beyond the
darkness and gloom of the grave to the city of our God, where the tender ties that
have been severed by the ruthless hand of death will be united again no more to
John Holt, brother of W. A. and Bernard of this county, died on Mill Creek,
Wayne county, Wednesday.
Mrs. W. H. Davis, died at this place last Saturday after an illness of several
weeks. The body was taken to Martin county and buried Sunday. She was a
good Christian woman. She was 59 years of age and her only child is Mr.
Ranson Marcum a merchant of Knot county. Her husband also survives her.
Floyd County Prestonsburg: Little Bob Mars died Sunday night, after months of
suffering from heart trouble. He was a bright sweet boy and all who knew him
Alex. Dixon, aged 70 was struck by a train and killed at Ashland last Saturday.
He was a a respected citizen.
Walker Rollins, of Wayne county, who was shot last Saturday morning while
engaged in an altercation with his brother, has since died. The murderer made
his escape and is now in Kentucky.
Died. last Sunday, the little three-year-old son of U.G. Kise, of Kise Station.
Brain fever caused his death. He was a bright little boy and his sudden removal
excites the sympathy of all who know the family. The burial took place Tuesday.
On Beech Fork, W. Va., a man named Mays killed another named Adkins, son
of Sherd Atkins. The tow men began wrestling in a friendly way, but finally grew
angry and engaged in a fight which Mays cut Adkins throat, causing death.
Lick Creek: The funeral of Lafe Moore’s son will be preached at the See school
hours the second Sunday in Oct
A three year old child of Mart Sester’s of Martin county, was drowned last
Tuesday by falling backward into a kettle of water. Help arrived too late to save it.
A Miner Killed: Joe Spence crushed by Falling Slate: At the Peach Orchard
mines last Monday a man named Joe Spence was killed by a large piece of
slate falling upon him. He was badly mangled. The piece of slate was five by 6
feet and eight inches thick. The unfortunates man’s brother was in the same
room at the time of the accident. An inquest was held and the jury decided that
no one was to blame. The room was properly timbered, but a flaw which was not
discovered caused the accident.
Brighton, W.Va., Oct 17- At the close of school Tuesday a quarrel among boys
developed into a shooting and cutting scrape, in which Willis Gardner, aged 15,
was shot to death and his little brother, aged 8, fatally stabbed. The teacher,
Morris Pickersing, was also fearfully cut while trying to preserve order.
Mrs. Joe. M. Ferguson died at Ashland after a long illness. Mrs. M. J. Ferguson
and son H.W. went down yesterday to attend the funeral.
A daughter of Jos. Hutchinson died a few days ago. She had sick for a long
time, and death was doubtless welcome to her. She was a fervent Christian.
E.D. Crum, prosecuting attorney for Wayne county, W.Va., died last week. He
was a very deserving young man who had attained success wholly by his own
A child of Wm Pearce’s died last week, several miles out in the country.
David Derefield, an old citizen of this county, died a few days ago and was
buried at Fallsburg. ( unable to read full last name in this article but one below I
think is same person)
Johnson County, Paintsville: Little Abbie Astrap, of this county died last
Sunday. He was fifty two years old and had never weighed to exceed forty five
Edmonds Branch: Mrs. Milton Elkins, of Cat Bridge, departed this life on the
15th inst., leaving a husband and one small child to mourn their loss. Her disease
was consumption. We heartily sympathize with each and all the relatives of the
2nd article: In Memoriam: Mrs. Ida Elkins, wife of Milton Elkins, departed this life
October 17. She was followed to her last resting place on earth by a large crowd
of relatives and friends. She leaves a husband and one precious child, two
sisters and three brothers to mourn. She was loved by all who knew her and was
patient during her sickness. She was true in faith and has gone to meet her
parents that were beckoning her to come. Prayer by Rev Jerry Riffe at the grave
and a deep impression was made by all present.
Edmonds Branch: David Derefield, departed this life on the 16th inst. leaving a
wife and several children and grand children to mourn their untimely loss. Uncle
Davy’s sickness was very short and sudden. His disease was ulcer of the
stomache ( they did put e on end) combined with a wound that the received in
the late war. His aged was 67 years.
Johnson County, Paintsville: Col. Nichols, of Flat Gap, died this morning from
the effects of a fall received on last Tuesday. He was seventy-nine years old,
was a native of Penn., and during the oil excitement of Flat Gap he married the
widow Pelphrey. His remains will be sent to Penn. for burial
Floyd County Prestonsburg: Died at the residence of R.S. Friend, Jim Layne
of Laynesville, Saturday at 10 o’clock p.m., of fever.
The latest killing in Greenup county occurred on Indian Run where John Deer hit
Henry Stanley on the head with a hoe, crushing his skull.
At Grayson, Carter county, on the day of the election, Lewis Kitchen aged 68
years, dropped dead just as he was leaving the polls where he had acted all day
as Judge. He was a Democrat.
Johnson County: Paintsville: News has been received here that two men by
the name of Fletcher had some trouble about one’s hogs getting in the other’s
corn. The quarreled and afterward met on the road, when one killed the other.
They were cousins and lived in Magoffin county. The dead man was literally cut
to pieces. His ear and his head were cut off, and he received sixteen other knife
wounds. The murderer is now in jail.
Another horrible murder has been in committed in Wayne county. For some time
an ill feeling had existed between Will Bates, a well-known citizen of the
county, and Dock Coffey, a Negro living at Monticello. The met in the post office
at that place, when Coffey drew a revolver and shot Bates through the heart
killing him instantly. Coffey walked out of the office pistol in hand. When on the
street he discharged it again, this time sending a ball through the thigh of little
Jimmy Liar, a boy, who stood near. The ball penetrated the large artery, and
came near resulting in death from loss of blood. Coffee claims the last shot to
have been accidental. He was arrested in placed in jail. Excitement runs high,
and summary punishment may speedily follow.( article spelled Coffey and also Coffee)
Blaine: In memory of Harrison, a little son of James and Minnie Ferguson,
and a grand son of James Boggs, who departed this life Nov. 17, 1894 in the
sixth year of age. Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Ruler and Governor of
all things to take from our midst, by the hand of death, the bright and beloved
jewel who has passed from earth to Heaven; While we miss his sweet, innocent,
prattle and behold his sunny face no more, we would not call him back, since
Jesus has said “Suffer the little children to come unto me”.
We would therefore, though it be with grief stricken hearts, bow in humble
submission to his will. One fewer at home, one fewer at school, the charmed
circle broken, and a dear sweet face missed day by day. We grieve to know that
he has passed away, and in common with many friends participate in the anguish
of heart with those bound more closely to hime by the ties of nature. Still our grief
is not without comfort for we feel assured that he has passed to the presence of
that Heavenly Father, who ever deals gently and in loving kindness with his little
ones. Little Harrison was an exceedingly bright boy and every one that knew him
loved hi for he always carried a pleasant smile and had a loving word for
everybody. He will be greatly missed at school for he has been in school enough
for his teachers and classmates to love him dearly. He bore his sickness patiently
and his dying words were “mamma don’t cry, I have to go”. He bereaved parents
and grand parents have our heartfelt sympathy.
Johnson County Paintsville: William Collins (known as Bishop Collins) died
suddenly last Friday from heart trouble. He was buried by the Grand Army on last
Saturday and his was funeral was preached by Rev. Hunt, pastor of the M.E.
Church on last Sunday. To his bereaved family we extend our sympathies.
Phil K. Gray, oldest son of Dr. I. E. Gray, editor of the Pikeville News, died
recently at Pikeville.
Peter Webb, aged 30 was instantly killed near Harrisville, W. Va., by a tree,
which he was felling, falling and crushing his skull.
Died , infant child of Dan E. Preston, on yesterday. The funeral services were
conducted to-day by Revs. Robinson and Hunt at the M.E. Church South. The
bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
Buchanan: Died, on the 3rd inst., of cerebral meningitis, little Evert, son of Mr.
William Mikels of this place. He was buried on the next day in the family
graveyard over in Round Bottom. Rev. J. T. Johnson preached the funeral
sermon and conducted the burial services.
Mrs. Geo. Norris. died at her home in Fallsburg last week of consumption. She
was a good woman and her death is a great loss to both the family and the
2nd article: Fallsburg: Died, at her home in Horseford on Nov 26, Mrs. G. W.
Norris. She leaves a husband and four children and a host of friends to mourn
It is reported that Green Patrick of Webbville, this county. committed suicide a
few days ago by hanging himself. He was 56 years old and leaves a large family.
He had become temporarily insane from a long illness.
Burned to Death: Vangle, the little five year old daughter of Lafayette Vinson,
Jr., who lives a few miles above Louisa, died a few days ago from injuries
received three weeks ago previous by her clothing catching fire. She was badly
burned and suffered terribly until her death brought relief. Such an accident
always calls forth sincere sympathy.
Died. last Tuesday, of membranous croup, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe McClure, seven miles above Louisa. The child was sick but a few days. She
was about two years old. This is the second child these parents have lost from
that fatal disease. In their heavy affliction they have they sympathy of the entire
community. Mrs. McClure and another child are also sick.
A.H. Clawson, died at Catlettsburg last week.
Unknown ambushed and fatally shot Mrs. Teddy Arthur, a notorious woman at
Hart Creek, KY.
Hiley Rosebaugh, of Ashland, shot and killed his cousin Andrew Hackworth, in
a drunken row.
At a church in Carter county, George Fultz, his son and son-in law were shot
and killed in a fight with Thomas James, whom Fultz accused of having ruined
his daughter. Another affair is reported as occurring near Kings Chapel in the
same county in which Williams Phillips was killed and Stanton Phillips and Able
Low fatally wounded
Marie the little daughter of J.P. McClure and wife of Gallup KY, departed this
life Tuesday , Dec 4, 1894, aged about 2 years and 6 months. That dread
disease, diphtheria, caused her death. Marie was a beautiful little girl, and
exceedingly bright and winsome in her ways; being just large enough to run
about and to say so many sweet little words that sink deep into the heart; just
such a darling as makes the home bright and cheerful; just such a jewel as
causes the heart to almost break to have to give up that monster death. But, oh,
bereaved ones. look up to the Healer of all wounded souls and behold what he
has done for your sweet little Marie. Look through the rifts of clouds and behold
your loved one safely housed in the golden city of God. Marie was indeed a
sweet, lovely and precious child. But being taken home to glory, she lost none of
her sweetness; she has lost none of her loveliness; she has lost none of those
endearments which are entwined about your sad souls. Then Marie’s soul is
beyond the snares and trials of this world; that her sufferings is over and she is
now with the Redeamer of the world. Think of the ties in heaven which bind your
souls mose closely to that place of the departed. The family is gathering on the
the other side of Jordan, and when this life is ended, God grant that there may be
a family reunion around the throne of glory
On Wednesday evening Dec. 19. at the homes of her parents at Buchanan Ky.,
Miss Cora Turman quietly passed from this life to join her sister and friends in
the home beyond. Cora was a bright and beautiful young girl of sixteen summers
and was loved by all who knew her. All that tender home loved could devise or
suggest was laid as a loving tribute at her feet, that her departure might be
delayed to the latest possible moment. There certainly remains to the afflicted
family the sweet consciousness of having done all they could in her behalf and
her death fills every heart in Sunday School with sorrow.
She is gone but not forgotten.
In that land so bright and fair,
All her friends and loving kindred,
Soon will meet their Cora there.
Only just beyond the river,
Only just a step across,
For the loving tender parents,
She will watch and pray and wait,
For her brothers and relations
She will meet them at the gate,
Hand in hand they’ll walk together
Down the streets all paved with gold,
Brothers, sisters, father and mother,
Safe with the Saviors fold.
Harold, infant son of A.L. and Belle Moore, born October 3rd, 1894 and
departed this life November 16th. They had two infant sons to preceded this one
a few years ago, Marrion and Ray. If in this life only we have hope in Christ of all
men we are most miserable.” They are not dead but gone on before”.
And now they seem to be bending o’er me
They whisper words of cheer,
Though their forms are not visible.
I feel their presents near.
He was laid very tenderly down to sleep beside his two little brothers on the point
above Wesley Moore’s until awakened by the trump of God.
Buchanan: Died, last Saturday night, Mrs Lee Madge, of Black Fork W. Va., and
the 25th, a four year old boy of Phil Buyington of Bear Creek.
Death of Phil. C. Montaque: This community was greatly shocked last Friday
morning on the receipt of the news of the death of this popular gentleman. He
had been making preparations for a hunt, and had gone to his wash house to
look for cartridges. HIs wife shortly afterwards heard the muffled report of a gun,
and becoming alarmed she called to her husband. Getting no reply she went to
find him and to her surprise and horror saw him sitting on the steps of the wash
house dead. He had a Winchester rifle between his knees, the muzzle upwards,
and the reasonable theory is that in descending the stairs the hammer of the gun
caught on a step and was so discharged. The 32 caliber ball had entered just
back of the chin, ranging up and through the brain lodging just beneath the skin
in the top of the head. The unfortunate man lived only a few minutes.
The burial occurred last Sunday from the South Methodist Church in Ashland,
which city had been Mr. Montague’s home for several years. The capacious
building was densely packed, every seat and every inch of standing room being
occupied, and the adjacent sidewalks were thronged with people who were
unable to obtain entrance to the house. The dead man had been a member of
the Masonic and many other fraternities, and these with hundreds of the citizens
of Ashland and neighboring cities, had come to pay a last tribute to a man so
universally liked. Rev. Mr. Simms, the pastor of the church, preached one of the
most eloquent sermons we ever heard. From text to close it was eminently fitting.
For many years “Phil” Montaque had been in close touch with the people of this
section. For many years he was a passenger conductor on this division of the the
C.and O. railway, and no man in a similar capacity was ever better liked. He was
skilled in his calling, polite, genial, honest and courageous to a degree- in fact
the ideal conductor.
Mr Montaque was about forty years of age, and left a wife and two young sons to
mourn the untimely death of a most affectionate husband and father.