ADKINS, Mrs. Mary A
Mrs. Mary A. Adkins died at her home near Fallsburg a few days ago. She was the wife of John D. Adkins, and is survived by her husband and 4 children all of whom were present in her last hours except one son. Mrs. Adkins had been a member of the M. E. Church, South 46 years and was a loyal, true Christian and died a triumphant death. The funeral was conducted on Jan 4th, by Rev. H. B. Hewlett and was attended by a large number of friends. Burial took place near the home. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
Mary Ann Adkins was born and raised in Lawrence County, KY, was the oldest daughter of William ?Kester? pioneer citizen of Lawrence county, who is now deceased. She was married to John D. Adkins many years ago and to them were born ?? children ?? now living. Jay, Roy, Garland, Cora. She was a member of the S?? Methodist Church (there is more but too blurry to read) Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
Mrs. Martha Billups, 84 years old, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida McGinnis of Huntington. Mrs. Billups was formerly a resident of Wayne County and she had made her home with her daughter for the past 15 years. Besides her daughter she is survived by one son, Arn??? Billups of Huntington. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Walnut Hills Methodist Episcopal Church and the interment was made in the Woodmere Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
BOYD, Mrs. Lon
Mrs. Lon Boyd died last Sunday at her home at Ulysses. Double pneumonia which developed after a few days of influenza was the cause of her death. All the other members of the family are suffering with the same malady. Mrs. Boyd leaves 7 children, ages ranging from 3 years to 20 years. Her husband and parents also survive. She was 37 years of age and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Vanhoose of Henrietta. The funeral and burial service was held on Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
Mrs. Lon Boyd departed this life Jan 14, 1923 at her home at Georges Creek. The burial took place Tuesday afternoon on the point close to her home. The burial service was conducted by Bros. John Vanhoose and Dave A. Hays. She was 37 years old and leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers, companion and 6 children and a host of friends and relatives. She was a Christian and was loved by all that knew her. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
BROWN, John C.
Paintsville--The sudden death of John C. Brown occurred in an Ashland hospital. About 2 months ago Mr. Brown was taken to the hospital but at the time was not thought to be in a serious condition. His remains were laid to rest at his old home at Betsy Layne on Christmas day. Mr. Brown was in business in Paintsville for a number of years, later living at Jenkins. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Georgia Brown. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
BRYAN, Armintia (Stewart)
Wednesday night, Dec 27, 1922, Mrs. Armintia Bryan passed from this life to claim her reward. She was born on Blaine Nov 11, 1853, and was the daughter of Smiley Stewart. In 1871 she married Sylvester Bryan. To this union 9 children were born. Early in life she was left a widow with the care of a large family, undaunted, with a faith supreme, she struggled on bringing up her boys and girls to be splendid men and women. "Aunt Mint" as she was known to the neighborhood never failed a neighbor in distress. No night too stormy, no creek too high for her to go at their call Many times a pain racked body and fevered brown was soothed into refreshing slumber by her capable hand. She was a patient sufferer, her attitude in illness being the same as in life. "Thy will be done." She is survived by 8 children, one having passed away in early manhood, 20 grandchildren and one brother, Oliver Stewart of Catlettsburg, he being the only surviving member of the Stewart family. The sons and daughters are: Harve Bryan, Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin, both of Savage Branch, KY, George Bryan of Buchanan, Alden Bryan of Barboursville, WV, Vess Bryan, Mrs. Minnie Copley, Mrs. Emma Burk and Cora Bryan, all of Zelda, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. D. ???? at the Buchanan Chapel. She was laid by the side of her husband, who had preceded her to rest these many years. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
BRYAN, Catherine Ruth
The death angel has again visited our community and called for little Catherine Ruth Bryan. She was 2 years and 10 months old. She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn her loss. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V??? Bryan. She took her flight from earth to heaven and we hope to meet her again some sweet day. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
Winfield Childers died at Richardson on Tuesday night of this week. He was about 48 years of age and leaves a wife and 2? children. He was a section hand on the C & O railroad. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
John Crockett, a former Wayne countian died at his home on White Creek, near Owensville, KY, Wednesday. Last winter Mr. Crockett suffered a severe attack of influenza from which he never fully recovered. the deceased is survived by his wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters. Wayne (WV) News. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
DE LAURIE, Josie (Campbell)
Mrs. Josie De Laurie died at Wolf Pit Jan 3 and was buried there Friday. Mrs. De Laurie was formerly Miss Josie Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Campbell and a sister of Will H. Campbell of Pikeville, and John D. Campbell of Roswell, NM and Ben H. Campbell. The deceased was 28 years of age. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 923
Last Thursday the great monster, death, made its appearance in the home of Mr. W. T. Hackney of Blaine and took from them a wife and a kind and loving mother. Mrs. Hackney was born in Lawrence County Feb 18, 1865, being the daughter of Pike John and Patsy Moore of Blaine. Mrs. Hackney was married to W. T. Hackney in 1883, to that union was born 5 sons and one daughter. T. B. Hackney of Blaine being the oldest son. Charley of Lowmansvile, John of Galloway, OH, Joe of Wil???, ??? of Blaine and Stella Cordle of Cordell. all except John were at the bedside when the end came. He arrived a few hours later and attended the funeral. Mrs. Hackney had been in bad health ever since the flu attacked her 3 years ago, but did most of her house work till one week before her death, when she had a sudden attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Hackney joined the United Baptist Church at Brushey Fork about 30 years ago and was a faithful member and always lived up to her ??? regardless of the many worries she had in this life. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
HAMPTON, Gus H.
Gus H. Hampton, one of the leading citizens of Catlettsburg, died at his home there last Saturday morning. Mr. Hampton had been ill since Christmas with pneumonia and complications, his first trouble being an attack of influenza. The direct cause of his death was heart trouble, other conditions having improved. He was the son of Millard P. Hampton and Kate Houshell Hampton and was a grandson of Captain Wash Houshell, a pioneer in the steamboat business on the Ohio River. He was born Mar 3, 1874 and attended the Catlettsburg schools and later Washington and Lee University at Lexington, VA. He married Elizabeth Brown Martin, daughter of Alexander Martin, a noted lawyer and statesman who died in the late seventies. She was a granddaughter of John P. Martin, of Prestonsburg, one time congressman from that district. Mr. Hampton was formerly president of the Catlettsburg National Bank and since his retirement from the banking business had been engaged in the real estate business, which consisted mainly of Florida land interests. Big Sandy News. Jan 19, 1923
HOWES, Mrs. Faritts Patrick
Mrs. Farritts Patrick Howes, 88 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Cordle in Pollard Friday after a 4 years illness with a complication of diseased, says the Ashland Independent. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Pollard M. E. Church, Rev. Mr. Fryman and Rev. I. Cline officiating. Burial was made in the Dixon Cemetery. Mrs. Howes was a woman of sweet Christian character. She had lived a beautiful and exemplary life and was loved by all who knew her. Her influence for good as a mother may be attested by the fact that four of her sons are ministers of the gospel. Mrs. Howes husband died 11 years ago. She is the last member of the Patrick family. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Cordle and sons Rev. J. H. Howes, pastor of the Germantown M. E. church, Rev. D. W. Howes, superintendent of the Sciotoville County children's home, Rev. W. H. Howes, of Advance, Rev. J. H. Howes of Salt Lick and Turner Howes of West Van Lear. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
An infant daughter of Robert Johnson and wife died here soon after birth Wednesday morning. Mrs. Johnson has pneumonia and is dangerously ill. Other members of the family have been sick with influenza but are better. The body of the baby was taken to the old home near Jattie for burial. Mrs. Johnson desires to publicly express the family's gratitude to friends who were as helpful during their illness, and especially to G. B. Belcher and wife of Glenwood who came to ??? Station and took charge of the baby's body. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
JUSTICE, Nancy Jane
Mrs. Nancy Jane Justice died last Friday on Rockcastle Creek in Martin County, age 97 years, having been born Jan 8, 1826. She was the step grandmother of W. M. and S. J. Justice of Louisa and a sister of Mrs. A. T. Wilbur of Richardson. About a year ago she fell and broke her arm and hip and also became blind a short time afterward. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
KELLY, Mrs. Evert
Mrs. Evert Kelly died in Greenup County Jan 11 She was born in Lawrence County, Jan ?30?, 1895?. Her mother, Mrs. A. J. Frazier and brothers, James, Oliver, Kay and Charles, live in Greenup County and Portsmouth. She leaves a husband, George Kelly and 2 children, Sarah,, 6, and Tandy, 3. Burial took place at Walsh near her home. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
MCCOMBS, Miles E.
Miles E. McCombs died at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Auxier on Auxier Street here Friday night. Mr. McCombs passed his 84th birthday here Jan 3. Late Wednesday he was on the streets of the city and appeared in his usual health. However he suffered an attack of heart failure early Thursday and sank rapidly until the end came. Mr. McCombs formerly resided at Mouth Card, KY where he conducted an extensive mercantile business. The McCombs family was one of the most prominent in the county. Several years ago Mr. McCombs went to Wyoming but has spent a portion of the time since then in Pikeville. Recently he came to Pikeville to spend the winter here with his daughter, Miss Virgie V. McCombs of the Variety store of this city and secured rooms at the beautiful residence of Mrs. Auxier. The deceased is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Virgie V. McCombs, mentioned above and Mrs. Maude Hartsock of Malta, WY and a son, Elmer McCombs of Eureka, WY. His wife and a daughter were buried here a few years ago. The son and daughter in Wyoming have wired that it will be impossible for them to be here. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
MERRILL, Sarah (LaViers)
H. LaVeirs of the North East Coal Company returned last Friday evening from Ohio where he was called by the death of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Merrill. Mr. LaVeirs had gone to Gosben, IN to spend the holidays with his daughter, Mrs. Paul Sellers, when a telegram announced the death of his sister in a Cincinnati hospital. The remains were taken to her old home at Massillon for burial. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
MILLER, F. E.
Pikeville--F. E. Miller of this city died early Friday morning at his home here of pneumonia after an illness of 4 days. Mr. Miller was on the streets Saturday and apparently in the best of health and attended the theater Saturday night. Sunday he developed pneumonia and sank rapidly, the complications developing into spinal meningitis. His death was a shock to his many friends here, but few of whom had been apprised of his illness. Mr. Miller located here a few years ago and was intimately connected with the mining developments of this section. About a year ago he became owner of the H & L Mercantile Co., of Pikeville and was owner and manager of this enterprise at the time of his death. His wife and 2 small children survive. Funeral Saturday conducted by Rev. Ashley of Wolfpit. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
MILLER, Gertrude (Pigg)
Death has again visited our community. It has chosen for its victim Gertrude, the wife of Bryan Miller and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Pigg of Busseyville. She was married to Bryan Miller Nov 30, 1921. Gertrude was born Dec 4 1898 and departed this life Dec 21, 1922, aged 24 years and 16 days. She was converted under the ministry of Bro. Polly and joined the M. E. Church. Gertrude's life from childhood was sweet and loveable and she was loved by all who knew her. Besides her husband, she leaves a father and mother, 4 sisters, one brother, and one adopted brother. They are Mrs. Stanton Miller of Charley, Reby Pigg of Busseyville, Mrs. O. Ol. Roy and Mrs. Brice McCo?? of Huntington, WV, Milt Pigg of Busseyville and Charley Borders of Huntington, WV. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Polly, pastor of the church, and Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 19,1923
MILLER, Wesley, Jr.
Noris--News of the untimely death of Wesley Miller, Jr., which occurred Dec 31 brought sorrow to friends hers. He with a brother, Haskel, and a Caldwell boy, were taking a cousin who had been visiting him back to his home. While passing the car was struck by another car turning it over into a ditch, throwing young Miller out into a wire fence and breaking his neck. The other boys were under the car and were very baldy injured. They were rushed to the hospital and are now thought to be out of all danger. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
Ashland, KY--Jan 15--Richard Pemberton, 30 years old, driver of a truck for the Ashland Fire Department, was instantly killed Sunday night when the truck was struck by a freight train as the department was returning from a small fire at the plant of the Imperial Ice Cream Company. He was pinned under the truck. Fred Stewart, another fireman, was injured. Pemberton was not married. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
Just afternoon on Dec 22, 1922, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ratcliff, 3 miles southeast of Louisa, and claimed for its victim their darling daughter, Thelma. She was a bright and lovely girl and loved by all who knew her. She had a kind word and a pleasant smile for everyone she met. She was sick only 3 weeks with typhoid fever. Thelma was born Aug 9 1907, aged 13 years 4 months and ?? days. She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Her funeral was preached on Dec ?? at the home of her uncle, Thomas Miller (can't read rest...) laid to rest at the Miller Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
Mrs. Addie Rice passed away at her home at Fallsburg Monday morning after an illness of influenza and complications. She was the widow of James K. Rice, whose death occurred about 8 years ago. Mrs. Rice is survived by 4 daughters and 4 sons. The sons are Bascom, Ed and French Rice of Catlettsburg and Jake Rice of Huntington. The funeral was held on Wednesday and was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Burial took place near Fallsburg in the family burial ground on the Rice farm. She was born in 1845 and was in her 78th year at the time of her death. She had been a life long member of the M. E. Church, South and lived a devoted Christian life. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
Fallsburg--The death angel visited our community and took one of our best beloved neighbors Mrs. J. K. Rice. She lacked just a few weeks being 78 years old. Her husband preceded her to the glory land 8 years ago. She is survived by 8 children 4 boys and 4 girls. The four boys were at her beside when death came. Also, her brother, William T. Evans of Louisa. Two of the girls, Emma and Bessie, came in time for the funeral which was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Miss Nan Ross, 42, died Thursday of last week. Burial took place at Bolts Fork Monday. She had been ill about 2 weeks and pneumonia was the cause of her death. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Belle Ross, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. One brother, Henry, was killed in France during the World War. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
Paintsville--Harry Slone, age 17 years, son of Milburn Slone of Franks Creek met death Monday morning near the Paintsville depot when a heavily loaded truck passed over his head and neck. Young Slone who has been employed by the railroad attempted to board the truck as it passed with a load of goods, and in his attempt to jump on the running board he fell and the rear wheel passed over his head and neck breaking his neck and crushing his skull. Death was instantaneous. The body was shipped to the home of his father for interment. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
Pikeville,--Willie Sword, a prominent farmer of Island Creek, was killed while cutting timber near his home, according to news reaching here. Sword was crushed to death by a falling limb which had been lodged in a nearby tree that was being felled by his brother, Grant Sword. His brother saw the limb falling just in time to save himself. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
Mrs. Martha Thompson, wife of Joel Thompson, died last Saturday at her home on Twelve Pole in Wayne County, WV. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had lived in that community many years. She was 80 years of age and her husband is 85. They are numbered among Wayne County's best citizens. They are survived by one daughter, Mrs. Riggs who lived near the home of her parents. Mrs. Thompson had been a life long member of the M. E. Church, South and Rev. H. B. Hewlett of this place was called to the Thompson home to conduct the funeral service which was held on Monday. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
Howard Turman, aged 17, was drowned Thursday of last week at Lock No. 2 at Kavanaugh. He was the son of J. D. Turman of Catlettsburg, but had made his home for some time with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Turman at Buchanan. With 4 men, he was working at the lock and dam. When a piece was removed from the lock the onrush of water overturned the boat and all the men were thrown into the river. The others swam ashore and young Turman had almost reached shore when a wave caught him and he was drowned. His body has not yet been found. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
The following item is from Winchester in the Lexington Leader: J. M. and J. C. Turner have returned from Baltimore where they were called by the death of their mother, Mrs. Cornelia R. Turner. Mrs. Turner lived in Winchester from 1887 to 1895 in a home at the present site of the Clark County Hospital. Burial was in the St. James Episcopal Church graveyard at My Lady's Manor, Baltimore County, MD. Mrs. Turner succumbed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annette Hope, Mrs. Turner is survived by 4 sons, J. M. and J. C. of Winchester, Phillip t. of Parkton, MD, and Robert N. of Bellaire, MD, 3 daughters, Mrs. S. A. Patton, Berlin, MD, Mrs. JJ. C. Rutledge, Bellaire, MD and Mrs. N. H. Hope, Baltimore. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
Henry Vanderpool was instantly killed and Joe Stumbo badly wounded on Fraziers Creek of Beaver, Floyd County early this week. As given to us the facts are as follows: Joe Stumbo was riding up Fraziers Creek with an uncle who was drunk and insisted on going to see some relatives. Joe went along to take care of him. They met Jasper Vanderpool, a patrol officer, and his brother, Henry. The officer attempted to arrest the uncle and shooting started. Joe was the first one wounded, it is said, and he shot Henry through the chin and then through the heart. Joe is in the Martin hospital in a critical condition. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1923
D??? Ward, ?? years old, veteran of the Civil War and prominent citizen of Wayne County, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. M. Carey of Haney's branch Saturday morning. Mr. Ward was a member of one of the oldest families in Wayne county and his father, Jesse Ward, settled in Wayne county in (?1802?) when Mr. Ward was 18 years old. He has spent the past 30 or 40 years in Wayne County and was an active member of the Christian Church. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
WEBB,, L. D
One of our correspondents tells of the death of Mr. L. D. Webb at Glenwood. He was one of our most substantial citizens For years he was a member of the Lawrence Fiscal Court, where he made an enviable record for honest and faithful service. In his hand's the interests of the public were safe as he had no favorites nor favors for friends in the administration of public affairs. The only point considered by him was "is it right" The death of such a man always is to be deplored. There are not enough of his kind. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1923
WHEELER, Mabel Lucille
The people of our community were shocked when the news spread Wednesday Jan 10, that the soul of Mabel Lucille Wheeler had taken its flight to the glory world. This dear little one had been in perfect health until the day before she went away. Death was due to a sudden attack of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mrs. Sherman Wheeler, the father having died several months ago. Born Nov ??, 1921, Mabel Lucille had been the joy and sunshine of the home for one year, one month and 13 days. She was laid to rest on the hill overlooking the home where she had spent her short, but beautiful life. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
WOODS, Mrs. M.
The death of Mrs. M. Woods, occurred last Monday at her home at Cadmus. She was the widow of John Woods, who died many years ago. She was ?? woman and had been in poor health for a long time, but pneumonia was the immediate cause of her death. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1923
On last Monday morning the white winged messenger came to the home of aunt Minerva Woods at Cadmus and removed her from this world of trouble, sickness, sorrow, pain and death and transplanted her in a world of happiness, peace, joy and love. She was born and raided in this county, was the daughter of Ira Russell, an old time citizen of Lawrence County. She was married to John Woods many years ago and to them were born 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls, Willie, Vergie, Andy, Hester and Victoria. Her husband passed away about ??, shortly after his death Vergie and Willie passed away. Aunt Minerva, Andy, Hester and Victoria spent about ?? years at the old homestead, deprived of the association of their beloved ones, but aunt Minerva has gained the victory. Adam Harman. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
BIGGS, Ellen (Humphrey)
The death of Mrs. Ellen Humphrey Biggs, widow of Thomas N. Biggs occurred at Greenup Tuesday morning. She was in her 87th year. For the past few years she had made her home there with her daughter, Mrs. John Womack. One other daughter and 3 sons survive. She was the mother of Dr. James Biggs, a resident of Louisa, a number of years ago. She had been a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.D. Bell at the church. Big Sandy news, Feb 23, 1923
BLAIR, Mrs. Alamander (Hitchcock)
Paintsville--Mrs. Alamander Blair died at Cincinnati after a short illness. She was a former resident of Johnson County, being a daughter of Nim Hitchcock and sister of Caleb and Elijah Hitchcock. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
The death of Mrs. Thursa Blodgett occurred a few days ago at the home of Wayne Bartram in Fort Gay. Her death was caused by pneumonia which followed an illness of influenza. She was 76 years of age. One son, Jay Blodgett of Fort Gay and a daughter, Mrs. Herndon H. Cyrus of Kenova, survive. Rev. L. D. Bryan conducted the funeral service. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
Ulysses--Susie, the little 3 year old daughter of Hubert Borders and wife died Tuesday Jan 30th, of pneumonia. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1923
Anthony Bromley, aged 74, died Monday at the home of Mansford Jackson, in Huntington. He was a pioneer resident of Wayne County and spent practically all his life on a farm near Prichard station. One son, R. O. Bromley of Ironton, OH and 4 grandchildren, Manford, Alfred, Luther and Leonard Jackson, survive. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
EWING, Gypsy (Polley)
Gypsy Ewing, eldest daughter of Samuel Payton and Laura Polley, was born Nov 28, 1892 in Lawrence County, OH. Departed this life Jan 25, 1923 age 30 years, 1 month and 27 days. Her father preceded her in death nearly 23 years ago. She was married to Lucien Ewing Mar 25, 1910 at Louisa, KY and to this union was born 3 children all of whom survive her. She leaved to mourn their loss a loving husband, and the following children, Henrietta age 11 years, Corutland Ward, 9 and Wake, 5. A mother, Mrs. Laura Polley of Louisa, KY, 3 brothers, Calvin Polley of Louisa, Samuel Burgess of Williamson, WV, George Polley of Proctorville, OH and a sister, Mrs. Emma Jean Fitzpatrick of Ashland, KY, a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Burgess, 3 uncles, 3 nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. She was converted at Macedonia, OH, 1907 during the pastorate of Rev. Brooks and a few yeas later united with A.M.E. Church at Louisa, KY. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and always ready to try to please her husband and children. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
John Ferguson died at a Huntington hospital from a fracture of the skull and infection a few days ago, and the body was taken through Louisa to the home on upper Blaine near Skaggs. He is the man who was injured in the oil field by a piece of casing striking him on the head. Readers of the NEWS will remember that he was brought here by airplane within 2 or 3 hours after his injury. He was a son of Manford Ferguson and he leaves a wife and 2 small children. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
GREEN, William Martin
A cerebral hemorrhage caused the sudden death of William Martin Green, 82, Friday at the residence of his son, W. M. Green, in South Ashland. The body will be taken to Bruin, Elliott County where funeral services and burial were held. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, 3 sons and 4 daughters. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Prestonsburg--Monday night, Feb 12, the death angel visited the home of ??? R. ??? Hatfield and stole his companion for ??? years. W. H. Hatfield and Susan Frazier were married in Lawrence County, KY Feb 11, (?1852?) her death being almost on their 63rd wedding anniversary. She was ?? years of age, having been born Dec 16, 18??, her husband ??? than one month her elder. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
Louvina Hay, daughter of Rev. M.A. Hay and wife, was born Jul 25?, 1908. The soul of this sweet Christian girl made its ascension to heaven Feb 15, 1923. Her age was 14 years 6 months and 21 days. (Note: there is about 3 more paragraphs but too faint to read). Big Sandy news, Feb 23, 1923
HAYS, ?Margarette Isabelle?
?Margarette Isabelle? little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. tom Hays of Louisa died Thursday morning as the result of burns received 2 weeks before. She was .........
The funeral will take place Friday morning at the residence conducted by.......
The body will be taken ??? burial ground of Mr. Hays family near Yatesville. (Note: There is a little more but could not read it). Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
Charley--Died on Feb 15, at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, KY following an operation for appendicitis, Johnnie Hickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. ? . Hickman of this place. Johnnie leaves to mourn his loss father, mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a host of friends and relatives. Johnnie was ready to go he told his father and mother who were with him that he was leaving a world of trouble for a home in heaven, and to tell all his friends and relatives to meet him there. Johnnie was laid to rest in the Hickman cemetery Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
HODGES, R. L.
Burial of R. L. Hodges, ?65? took place Tuesday at Prichard, WV. After an illness covering 3 years he died Saturday at the home of his daughter at Westmoreland. His wife, 2 daughters and one son survive. They are Mrs. Audrey of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Amory and Auborn Hodges of Westmoreland. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Aunt Missouri Holly was born in Lawrence County, KY Jun 23, 1857, departed this life Jan 15, 1923, age 85 years 6 months and 24 days. She was a member of the M. P. Church and was converted at her home on Morgan's creek under the ministry of Rev. Reuben Powers in the year 1877 and lived a very devoted Christian for 46 years. She had been a bed ridden invalid for about 10 long years and bore her suffering with great fortitude. She had 3 children living, George, Noah and James. She was at her son George's home when she passed away. She was tenderly nursed during her last days and told her son and his wife that she was going home. She called for her daughter in law often during her last hours and would say "Oh! Antha, help me pray for the Lord to take me home." Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
KEATHLEY John H.
Pikeville--The burial of John H. Keathley, whose funeral was held at the Christian church Sunday took place Monday morning in the Dills Cemetery. When the funeral procession reached the grave Sunday it was found that several inches of water had ??? in the vault. Interment was postponed until Monday to give time for installing a steel vault. The deceased is survived by his wife and 5 children. Also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Keathley live in Pikeville where also live 3 brothers. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
LOCKHART, Mrs. W. S.
Pikeville--Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Lockhart were conducted Sunday at the home by Rev. Hayes Maynard. Mrs. Lockhart died Saturday, Jan 27, after a short illness, aged 52 years. She leaves to mourn her loss husband, 3 brothers and one sister, 5 daughters and 3 sons. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
LYCAN, Martha Jane (Crider)
Martha Jane Crider Lycan, daughter of John and Sarah Crider, was born in Floyd County, KY in 1842 and died at her home at Ferguson, WV, Feb 17, aged 82 years and 9 months. She was married to Jacob Lycan in 1859?. To this union were born 10 children, 8 of which are still living. They are John, J. L., and W. D. Lycan of Ferguson, Mrs. Henry Thompson, Mrs. Sam B. Thompson and William Lycan of Holden, MO, H. T. Lycan of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. G. B. Ward of Wayne. She is survived by 30 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She joined the Latter Day Saints Church, and was baptized in 1903. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Ferguson. Wayne, WV News. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
MARCUM, Mrs. H. B.
Mrs. Homer B. Marcum, passed away Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Huntington where she had ..... the rest is so faint I could not read it. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
The death of Sam Maynard occurred in a hospital in Huntington, WV where he had been taken a few days ago for an operation for gall stones. The body was brought to his home at Clifford on Tuesday of this week where burial took place. Mr. Maynard was about 24 years old and was a son of Hampton Maynard. He was a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195, F & A M of this place. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
Lindsey Meade, special constable who was shot by J.M. Vanderpool at Radnor, WV ??? Monday of last week died the following Wednesday at a hospital in Williamson, WV. Soon after his death Vanderpool went to the sheriff ...(can't read next few lines)
The story of the shooting as related by officers who made the investigation,, is that ??? before the shooting Vanderpool had differences with Kiah Maynard, son of Wiley Maynard, and a brother in law of Lindsey Meade, who was killed. At the suggestion of Justice of the Peace, J. S. Damron, Lindsey Meade was deputized as a special constable and instructed to serve a warrant on Vanderpool charging him with fighting. Meade is said to have met Vanderpool Monday morning while the latter was on the way to school. Both men are said to have been armed with pistols. A quarrel resulted when Meade announced he was serving a warrant. The affair ended in Meade getting fatally wounded. Officers were sent to Radnor, Monday but Vanderpool was not found. Prosecuting Attorney Charles W. Ferguson, received 2 telegrams from Vanderpool Tuesday, in which he announced that he was in Louisa, KY, in the Riverside hospital where he said he was being treated for injuries he received in the fight. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
MEEK, Martha S.
Mrs. Martha S. Meek, died Sunday morning at her home at Madge after a few weeks illness. She was the widow of Jeptha Meek and was a sister of the late John McDyer. She was one of the county's splendid Christian women and her death is a distinct loss to the community. The funeral and burial took place Wednesday and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Martha S. Meek was born Jan 20, 1850 and died Sunday morning, Feb 18, 1923. Her maiden name was Martha McDyer. She was the only sister of the late John McDyer. She became a Christian in her early life and was converted in the M. E. Church and lived a devout Christian life. Her life was one of sacrifice and ???? her hands were ever ready to help the needy. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. J. A. Mollett? of Huntington, WV and Mrs. ??? Heaberlin of Portsmouth, OH, 4 grandchildren, ?vil, Sam, Okley and Ruby Heaberlin of Portsmouth to mourn her loss. She ....? Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
MILLER, Elizabeth (Hatfield)
Elizabeth Miller was born Jul 2, 1875, departed this life Jan 19, 1923, age 47 years 6 months and 17 days. She was the daughter of L. W. and Mary Hatfield. She was united in marriage to Robert Miller 23 years ago and to this union were born 16 children, 5 of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves besides her husband, 11 children, Willie, Mrs. H?? Brown, Charley, and Miss Carrie of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Gertrude Moore of Portsmouth, OH, Tavie, Georgia, Alta, Everett, Wray and Elizabeth, at home, her mother of Lowmansville, KY, 6 brothers and sisters, G. H., Mrs. Julia Murray, Mrs. Naomi Hampton of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Alafair Norden of Lethair, KY, Kenis and the writer of Lowmansville. She was a sister of officer Charles W. Hatfield who while in the performance of his duty was shot and killed in Ashland, KY, Mar 30, 1919 by Charles Music, a notorious outlaw who later paid the penalty in the electric chair at Eddysville, KY. She had been a sufferer from epilepsy for several years, but the immediate cause of her death was pneumonia superinduced by influenza. Robert Hatfield. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Pikeville--Mrs. Sibbie Miller of Fords Branch, the widow of the late Sam Miller, passed away Jan 25 after a brief illness from disease of the heart and complications. Mrs. Miller was about 79 years old. She was the youngest daughter of a family of 5 girls and 4 boys of which are only 3 living. The remains were brought to the church at the mouth of Island Creek where the funeral services were conducted and attended by a large audience, after which they were laid to rest in the Soward Cemetery by her husband who had preceded her 9 years. She leaves to mourn for her one son and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
MITCHELL, W. B.
W. B. Mitchell, 64 of Robinson Creek, died at his home of a complications of diseased from which he had been suffering for several years. Mr. Mitchell was one of the county's most influential citizens. He was a member of the Christian Church and the funeral was conducted by the Rev. J. M. Waddell of the Christian Church of Pikeville. The deceased is survived by his wife, a step daughter and many other relatives and friends. Big Sandy news, Feb 23, 1923
Mrs. Harriet Moon, wife of Homer C. Moon died on Thursday of last week at her home at Paintsville after a brief illness of pneumonia. She leave 3 children, her husband and parents. The body was taken to Williamsburg for burial. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
NAPIER, Judge P. H.
Judge P. H. Napier died at his home in Wayne County, WV. He was a prominent citizen and was about 70 years old He had been in ill health for some time. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Mrs. Hattie Pierson, widow of William Pierson, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Smith in Portsmouth, OH. She had been ill since Monday when she suffered a stroke of paralysis. She never regained consciousness. She was ?? years old. She was a native of Wayne County, WV, a sister Mrs. E. H. Smith, resident of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Paintsville--Mrs. Rachel Preston, age 76, known to our people as "Aunt Rachel" died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank P. Hager Wednesday afternoon after a long illness with cancer. Services were conducted at the home and the body was buried in the Preston Cemetery in East Paintsville Thursday. Mrs. Preston had lived in Paintsville all her life and was well known to the people of this section. Her husband, Marion Preston, preceded her to the graves many years ago. Two children survive, Mrs. Frank P. Hager of this city and James Preston of Florida. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
PRINCE, Cynthia (Stevenson)
Mrs. Cynthia Prince, 75? died Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ivory Perdue, near Ashland. A long illness due to complication of troubles caused her death. Mrs. Prince was born and reared near Paintsville. Her name before marriage was Stevenson. She was married 50 years ago to William Prince and with her husband, moved to Bradley, IL. Mr. Prince died there last September and Mrs. Price went to Ashland to live with her niece. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
A few days ago the home of Rev. S. W. Rice of Little Paint burned with contents. One of his children, also a son about 10 years of age was burned to death. It seems that Mrs. Rice started a fire in the kitchen stove and was out awhile. When she returned to the room was ablaze. She ran to give the alarm to her husband. When he arrived the fire had made such progress it was impossible to enter the building. The child complaining of being sick a short time before had gone into the house to lie down and had fallen to sleep. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Wolfpit, KY, Jan 29--Lincus Sayers, unmarried, yesterday shot and killed himself shortly after he had fired a bullet into the right leg of his brother, Ballard. It is understood that the brothers had quarreled over alleged intimacy of Lincus with Ballard's wife. Both work in the mines here. The funeral of Lincus will be held at the Sayers home on Levisa Fork. Ballard was walking about on crutches today. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
SIMPSON, Erma Geneva
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Simpson and called for little Erma Geneva Simpson. Death was due to an attack of double pneumonia. Erma Geneva has been the joy and sunshine of the home for 2 years and 17 days. It is so sad to give up this precious baby, but we expect to meet her when parting never comes and good bye are never said. She was born Jan 9 1921 departed this life Jan 26, 1923. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
TRIVETTE, Millie Rebecca
Pikeville--Millie Rebecca Trivette, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Trivette died at the home of the parents early last Friday morning, aged 4 months and ?? days. Her death resulted from heart trouble with which she had been affected since her birth. Interment took place in the family cemetery just back of town where just a week before Mrs. J. H. Smith, a sister of the deceased's mother, was laid to rest. The parents are prominent here. The father is at present United States Commissioner, the mother was formerly Miss Thelma Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. cline. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1923
VENTERS, Dorotha Daryl
Pikeville--Dorotha Daryl Venters, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Venters died at the home of the parents here Thursday. Death came as the result of spinal and brain complications which developed following an illness of several days. The funeral and interment was held at the Robinson Cemetery near the mouth of Island Creek, Friday. Big Sandy news, Feb 9, 1923
WALKER, J. W
Death of J. W. Walker at Kenova Tuesday--rest is too faint to read. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1923
John Ward, age 57 died at Tomahawk, Martin County last week. He was a brother of Mrs. Belle Preston of Georges Creek, this county for ??? Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1923
WEBB, Elizabeth (Sturgill)
The death angel visited Denton, KY, Dec 7, 1922 and took the spirit of Elizabeth Webb, the oldest member of Glenwood Baptist Church and perhaps the oldest person in Carter County. Elizabeth Sturgill was born in Lee Co., VA Mar 5, 1823, was married to James m. Webb, Sr. in the autumn of 1839. Immediately after the marriage they moved to Belletrace, Lawrence County, KY. She united with the Baptist Church in the year 1843 and was a faithful member for 79 years, a record that few ill be able to make. Aunt Betsy as she was called by those who knew her best was the mother of 14 children, 9 boys and 5 girls. Her beloved husband, John M. Webb, Sr. and 6 children, 5 boys and one girl, preceded her to the grave. Four boys, James F., Wesley, John M., Jr. and F. R. Webb and 4 girls, Mrs. John Pennington, Mrs. Nancy Cooksey, Mrs. Mont Cooksey and Mrs. W. S. Queen are left to mourn their loss. Mrs. Webb had been an invalid for several years, but always bore her suffering with patience. The funeral services were held in Glenwood Baptist Church the pastor officiating. The remains were borne to and laid in the family cemetery on the old home place close beside her husband. Mrs. Webb lived at Glenwood, Lawrence County, KY for over 75 years and died at the age of 99 years 3 months and 2 days. (Note: numbers are difficult to read so ages and dates may be in error) Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
WEBB, L. D.
On Jan 7, 1923 the death angel visited the home of L.D. Webb and claimed brother Webb himself for its victim. He had been sick just a few days and his death was unexpected and a severe shock to his family, relatives, friends and community. And too, he was not as old as many who live in this neighborhood, being only 68 years and 42 days old. L. D. Webb was born Dec 4, 1854 on East Fork, Lawrence County, KY. He was married to Eliza Webb in 1887. Soon after marriage he and his wife moved near the place of his birth and lived there until he was called up higher. To this union was born 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls. Three boys and one girl have gone on before. There still remains to mourn his loss his devoted wife and 4 children. Carlos Webb of South Carolina, Ray, Mattie, and Minnie, Glenwood KY. Brother Webb had been a member of the Baptist Church for 26 years. The church at Glenwood has sustained its greatest loss. He was also a member of the Masonic order being the first raised in the Willard Lodge. Brother J. S. Thompson who is pastor of Unity Baptist Church and was once brother Webb's pastor, conducted the funeral and the remains were laid in the cemetery on the place of his birth. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
Paul Webster Dies in Louisa Sunday--Rest is too faint to read. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1923
The death angel visited the home of Ese Wright near Grayson, KY and claimed for its victim his loving mother, Linie Wright. Influenza was the cause of her death, although she was very old, near 70 years, and had been in very poor health for several years. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss 2 sons, Ese Wright of Grayson, Otto Wright of Dry Fork and 2 daughters, Ella Perkins of Portsmouth, OH and ?? Sexton of Grayson. Also 2 sisters and one brother and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1923
ALLEY Sarah E. (Stanley)
Many hearts were saddened Mar 7, 1923 when the death angle visited the home of H R. Alley and took from there a loving mother and grandmother, Sarah E. Alley, formerly Sarah E. Stanley, was born Aug ?? 1834?. She departed this life at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was a member of the Church of Christ and lived a consistent Christian life. Dec 21, 1854 she was married to Peter H. Alley, who was born Apr 13? 1826? and died Mar 14, 19??, To this union were born 13 children, 9 of whom are low living. Since marriage they lived on Hurricane Creek, Pike County, KY, except 3 years during the Civil War when they were forced to abandon their home returning at the end of that time and were there, when the summons was called from on high desiring their presence in the brighter world. The children present when death came were Ben T. Alley of Roanoke, VA, Mose Alley, Matewan, WV, George and John Alley, Williamson, WV, Paul Z. Alley, Cinderella, WV, Peter V. Alley, Louisa, KY and Mrs. Sarah Deskins and H. B. Alley, Borderland, WV, L. S. Alley of Louisa, being sick, was unable to get there. Grandfather was a minister for the Church of Christ and when his work was ended here he was fully prepared for a better world. The little children are members of the same body of church. Grandma leaves to mourn her loss 9 children, 59 great grandchildren and 82 great-great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. A granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
ARRINGTON, John Ray
The pale horse and his rider visited the home of Simon Arrington and wife and took from their family circle, their darling baby, John Ray. He was born Feb 11, 1923, departed this life Mar 2, 1923, his age being only 20 days. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
ATKINSON, Mary Hager
The death of Mrs. Mary Hager Atkinson occurred at her home in Paintsville on Thursday of last week. She was in her 74th year and was the widow of Capt. J. M. Atkinson. The family lived at Salyersville until after his death in 1901 when they removed to Paintsville. Mrs. Atkinson was a sister of Hon. John F. Hager of Ashland, Her marriage took place in 1865 in Ashland where she had resided for some time. She is remembered by the older citizens as a young woman of unusual beauty, intelligence and charm which continued through life. She is survived by 5 sons, Harry W. of California, Will of Lexington, Frank, Charley and Fred of Paintsville and one daughter, Miss Stella, of Paintsville. All were present except Harry W. who was on the way to Paintsville from California where he is chief of U. S. Internal Revenue Bureau. The burial took place at Salyersville. Big Sandy news, Mar 30, 1923
A little boy 3 years old, son of Blaine Ball, was burned to death when the residence was consumed by flames last Friday afternoon. Mr. Ball lived near Yatesville. He was away from home and Mrs. Ball was at the barn near by when an explosion of gas get fire to the house. The little boy was asleep on a bed near a window. The mother ran to the home but found the interior all ablaze. She broke the window with her hands and called to the child but he got off of the bed on the other side and was burned to death. The house was supplied with gas from a well on the place, but it is said the equipment was not properly installed, there being no way to carry off the gasoline that formed in the line. It is supposed an explosion resulted from this. The residence and adjacent outbuildings were destroyed with all contents. Mrs. Ball is a sister of Mrs. Tom Hays of Louise, whose little daughter was fatally burned about a month ago. Both of these unfortunate children were laid to rest in the same burial grounds. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
BLANKENSHIP, Joe (alias George Thompson)
Pikeville--Joe Blankenship, alias George Thompson, met his death at Praise on Mar 7, when a piece of slate falling on him caused him to fall backwards striking a pick stuck in a tie that went clean through him. He was taken to Dante, VA where he died the Friday morning following. A secret service man, Douglas, was at Praise, waiting with a warrant for him for various crimes, throughout the country. Douglas had traced him from East Liverpool, OH. Douglas had been on his trail for some time and receiving information that he was in Kentucky came here several weeks ago and walked over every pig path in Pike County and Dickerson and Russell Counties, VA in search of him. On the morning of the seventh he received information that he was at Elkhorn City and arrived there about 20 before the fatal accident occurred. Blankenship had an indictment against him here about a year ago for shooting, Andrew Grayhouse, but the case never came to trial. He was married in September 1910, to Miss Mary Gibson of Huntington, WV, in Lisbon, OH. Mrs. Gibson was of a prominent family. Douglas guarded his body until death carried him to a higher judge. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Dennis Boggs, aged 9, was instantly killed and 5 other children were injured, 2 seriously, Monday morning, when a high wind unroofed the high school building in South Portsmouth, KY and carried it over into the school yard where the children were playing. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1923
CARPENTER, Mrs. D. H.
Mrs. D. H. Carpenter of Catlettsburg died on Monday at noon in a hospital in Ashland where she had been taken on Friday to undergo an operation. Her death came as a shock to Catlettsburg and Ashland friends as but few were aware of her illness. She was Miss Sto?kel and her home had been in New Jersey before her marriage. Her husband and one son, David Jr., aged 12 and her parents survive. The latter live in Norfolk, VA. She returned in February from a visit to them. The body was taken east for burial after funeral service held at the home on Wednesday. It was taken to Wilkesbarre, PA her former home. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
Magoffin County--Samuel Carpenter, president of the Licking Valley Lumber Co., died on Friday night. He was buried Sunday afternoon the services being in charge of the Masons. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
CHILDERS, George W.
George W. Childers died Feb 15? at Omaha, NE, following an operation for appendicitis. He was born at Paintsville in 1861? and was the son of Rev. W. H. Childers. Four sisters and 2 brothers survive. Mr. Childers was a designer of clothes with a good business in Omaha. Big Sandy New, Mar 9, 1923
CONNALLY, R. T.
The death of R. T. Connally took place last Sunday at the home of his son at Tampa, FL, where he was spending the winter in Florida. His home was in Atlanta, GA. His wife, who was Mrs. Mary Medley Magruder of Catlettsburg, survives. He was 73 years of age. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
Mrs. Sarah Curnutte, age 77, died at Zelda, this county, last Saturday. She was the wife of James Curnutte, who survives, with 5 grown children, Miss Cora Curnutte, Mrs. Bruck Vanhorn, Will, Harve and Oll Curnutte. Pneumonia caused her death. She was ill only a few days. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1923
Rove Creek--The pale horse and his rider visited the home of Jim Curnutte and took from him his loving wife, Mrs. Sack Curnutte. She had lived to an advanced age of 77 years. Departed this life Mar 18th. She had been ill for 3 months before she died. Her departure left gloom and broken hearts. She was cared for during her illness with all the tenderness and skill available, but those who attended her said. She is dying. A more pathetic scene than that which followed could not occur. The husband and children who had clung to her with love that only husband and children could feel and know were forced to yield her to the relentless clutches of death. She leaves to mourn her loss husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters, all the children being present. The remains were taken to Buchanan Chapel where she was laid to rest. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Saturday night Mar 10, Mrs. Sarah Ann Curnutte passed from this life to claim her reward. She was born in Floyd County, KY, Dec 21, 1849?, died at the age of 71 years 2 months and 18 days. She married James Harvey Curnutte May 12, 1870 and to this union were born 6 children: Mrs. Brunk Vanhorn of Buchanan, Miss Cora Curnutte, Will, Curnutte of Portsmouth, Harve of Huntington, WV, Oliver of Zelda, E. B. Jr, passed away several years ago. Twenty-two grandchildren, 38 grandchildren, 3 brothers, William Russell of East Lynn, WV, Ira Melvin of Davy, WV, John Milton died numbers of years ago. Two sisters Mrs. F. M. Stewart of Buchanan, Mrs. J.W. Woods died 2 months ago at Cadmus. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
River--Emaline Daniel departed this life Mar 1, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Spears, River, KY. She was a daughter of John and Isabelle Borders and was born Jun 18, 1854?. She was converted when 14 years of age and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. She was married to Jefferson Stafford in 1867 and to their union was born 3 daughters and 2 sons. He died Sep 30, 1877. In 1882 she was married to Peter Daniel and to this union was born 2 daughters. Mr. Daniel died May 1912. All her children remain to mourn for her. They are, Mrs. John Daniel, Mrs. John Ward, Mrs. Everett Spears, and J. H. Stafford of River, Mrs. J.Y. Arrowood of Kimball, MN, Mrs. R. N. Smith and J. C. Stafford of Washington, D.C., one brother, Nathan Borders and 3 sisters, Mrs. J. H. Sturgell, Mrs. J.M. Sturgell and Mrs. W. E. Sturgell are still living. She was laid to rest in the family burial ground at her old home at Borders Chapel, Mar 2, 1923. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
George Eaton, 73 years old, died Saturday morning on the train between Hitchins and Ashland, following a stroke of cerebral apoplexy. He was taken ill at Enterprise where he had been on business. Mr. Eaton was formerly of Carter County where he lived for 36 years. Previously he had resided in Indiana. He moved to Ashland 4 years ago. The body was taken to Soldier for funeral services which were in charge of the Masonic and Eagle orders. Surviving him are 4 children, Mrs. James Manning of Summit, A. W. Eaton of Los Angeles, CA, E. A. Eaton and Clarence Eaton of Ashland. Independent. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
ELSTON, Lyda Emma Harper
Summit--News has been received her by Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Sammons of the death of their granddaughter, Mrs. Varl Elston of Francesville, IN. She was before marriage Miss Lyda Emma Harper daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harper of Francesville. Mrs. Elston was born here Sep 21, 1900. When she was only a little girl the family moved to Indiana. On Dec 22, 1921, she married Verl Elston of Francisville. She leaves a girl baby 6 days old, a husband, parents 5 sisters, 2 brothers and a host of friends. Mrs. Elston was 22 years 8 months and 4 days old. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1923
EMRICK, Mrs. Raymond
The death of Mrs. Raymond Emerick occurred on Monday at her home in Indiana, after an illness of 10 days with scarlet fever. She had returned home only a few weeks ago from a visit to Mr. Emerick's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Emerick, in Ashland. Before her marriage 3 years ago she was Miss Elizabeth Richardson of Charleston, WV. Her mother was at her bedside at the time of her death. the husband and 2 small children survive. The body was brought to Ashland on Wednesday where burial services were conducted by Rev. Hampton of the Episcopal Church. Mrs. Emerick was 23 years old. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
Flem Fannin, of Knob Branch, died a few days ago. He was 68 years of age. His wife who is a sister of Judge S. H. Burton, survives, also a son and 2 daughters, Misses Virgie and Emily, all grown. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
FANNIN, R. B.
The Portsmouth Times of last Sunday says:
R. B. Fannin, ?8, railroad worker, 1401 Center Street, lies at Mercy hospital in a critical condition as the result of injuries which he sustained about the head last evening when the Ford touring car, of which he was an occupant and which was driven by Earnest "Lee" Berry, auto salesman, ran off Scioto Trail and crashed into a tree alongside the road. Berry was not injured. Physicians state that Fannin suffered concussion of the brain, probably a fractured skull and other serious injuries, and that he has but slight chance for recovery. The accident occurred a short distance west of Bannon farm. Berry was demonstrating the machine to Fannin, who was riding in the rear seat. Berry was driving toward Portsmouth.
Shortly after they passed the Bannon farm, Fannin called Berry's attention to a machine a short distance ahead, and Berry in turning his head to ask what he had said, lost control of the car. The machine plunged into a large maple tree along the right side of the road. Fannin was jerked violently from the rear seat and hurled through the windshield. Berry was pinned to his seat by the steering wheel and was uninjured except for a severe shaking up. Passing motorists called an ambulance and the injured man was taken to Mercy hospital. It was found upon examining that Fannin had suffered concussion of the brain, a severe cut about 5 inches long extending from the mouth to the back of the right eye. Fannin was given an anesthetic and the injuries were addressed. F. Fannin, a nephew of the injured man, was notified of the accident and was at the bedside of his uncle last night.
R. B. Fannin is a native of Lawrence County, KY and has been living here for the last 6 years with his cousin, Frank Bean. He was employed at the N & W shops as a car repairer and is well known here. He has 3 brothers and 5 sisters, Alfred of Fullerton, KY, Jacob of Ironton and August of Ashland, Mrs. Frances Stewart, Mrs. S. Queen, Mrs. Amantha Lambert, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, and Mrs. Nellie Bingdon all of Lawrence co., KY.
LATER: Fannin is much improved and physicians state that his recovery is expected. Big Sandy news, Mar 30, 1923
FRAZIER, Sam Dock
Funeral services for Mr. S. Z. Frazier were held on Tuesday of last week at his home at Clifford, conducted by Rev. Nelson Hughes. His death occurred on Sunday. He had been ill about 4 years and was 65 years of age. He is survived by his wife who was Miss Fannie E. Bartram daughter of Capt. William Bartram, deceased, and 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys, one of whom is S.Z. Frazier, clerk in the Louisa post office. Mr. Frazier had for many years been a ember of the United Baptist Church and was one of the leading citizens of the community in which he lived. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1923
East Point--Evelyn, the 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie George died at her home on Little Paint Tuesday, Mar 20th from blood poisoning. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1923
Marion Hale, ?? years old, prominent resident of Kermit, WV, cashier of the Kermit State Bank, died in a Huntington hospital Saturday following an operation for gall stones which was performed several days ago. Mr. Hale's condition was not considered serious to the attending physicians until a few days ago when complications developed which resulted in his death. Mr. Hale was a well known resident of Mingo County having been connected with several coal companies and the Kermit bank for years. He was a native of Martin County, KY. His remains were taken to Kermit Sunday morning and the funeral was conducted at Inez, KY Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral was conducted by Revs. H.C. Clay and H. B. Hewlett. The latter received Mr. Hale into the M. E. Church, South about 30 years ago at Inez. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Magoffin County--John Hammonds, an old Union Soldier of the 14th Kentucky Infantry, prominent in business and twice County Court Clerk of Magoffin County, was another citizen that passed away Saturday. He was buried Sunday afternoon the services being in charge of the Masons. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1923
Paintsville--Mrs. Sarah Hinkle died at her home at Rockcastle after an illness of several months duration. She was a sister of M. L. K. Wells of our city, and they were the only living children of a family of 13. She was the daughter of Dr. William G. Wells
and wife of Johnson County. She was born Dec 17, 1849 and died Mar 1, 1923 aged 73 years 2 months and 11 days. She married Solomon Porter of Johnson County and to them were born 3 children, 2 of whom are living a son, B. W. Porter of Paintsville and a daughter Mary Ward of Inez. After Mr. Porter's death she married Eli Hinkle of Martin County and to them were born 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters. The sons were Wilson Hinkle, deceased, J.G. Hinkle, Smalley, John P. Hinkle, Milo, Walter B. Hinkle, Wayland. The daughters were Julia Lewis, Fairmount, IL, Lizzie Stevenson, Davella, KY Lida Hinkle, Milo and Rosa Hinkle, deceased. Mrs. Hinkle was a devoted Christian for 55 years or more. She was laid to rest in the Hinkle graveyard. Rev. J. R. Fairchild conducting the service. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
Noah Howard of Knott County was shot Jan 20 in a moonshine raid in that county, the ball lodging in his spine. His condition was serious when he was brought to the Paintsville hospital but an operation was performed. He died Sunday night and his remains were shipped to Knott County for burial Monday. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
HYDEN, Pearl Margaret
Pearl Margaret Hyden died at the home of her mother, Mrs. W.T. Reeve in Boer??, TX on Mar ?? age 18 years and 6 days. She was laid to rest in the Boer?? Cemetery,, beside her father who preceded her in death 8 years ago. Pearl was a member of the M. E. Church, South and left all assurance with her family that she was ready to go. She had been a great sufferer for months. She was a granddaughter of Mrs. Jasper Meek of Henrietta, KY. The family moved to Texas when Pearl was 2 years old. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
The death of Luther Jordan occurred last Friday at Colorado Springs, CO. Accompanied by his wife he had gone there last fall for the benefit of his health. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. He was the son of James Jordan of this county ad was born at Blaine, and moved away from here about 7 years ago. He went to Portsmouth, OH and here he was employed by the railroad. His parents located near Lucasville, OH in 1917. Luther enlisted in the army for world war service and was in France a year doing railroad work. After his return he was discharged in 1919 and entered a government hospital in North Carolina, remaining there about a year. He then returned home and last fall he was married to Miss Carrie Davis, a young lady of Pineville, KY, who was in a training school for nurses in Louisville. His wife, parents and 3 sisters, survive. One brother, Jay, was killed about 2 years ago. The sisters are Mrs. H. Heath and Mrs. J.A. Adkins, Miss Gladys Jordan of Lucasville, OH and Mrs. W. M. Baker, of Colorado Springs, Co. He was a 32d degree Mason and was 27 years of age. Burial took place at Lucasville. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
Death Monday evening claimed Robert Kinner, 3 year old son of J. D. and Lona Taylor Kinner of Greenup. The child passed away after a brief illness of whooping cough. funeral services were held Wednesday with burial in the Greenup Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1923
Paintsville--Daniel Lemaster, aged 74 years, died last Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clark Lemaster, in Paintsville. His remains were buried Friday at his home at Fish Trap. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
Mrs. Matilda Meek died at her home at Madge Sunday morning, Feb 18, 1923 aged 78? years. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. O. T. Heaberlin of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. J. A. Mollett of Huntington, WV and 4 grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her loss, Aunt Tilda as she was always called had been a consistent Christian for many years. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1922
MOORE, Ephriam L.
Ephriam L. Moore, for many years a prosperous merchant of Charley, this county, died on Thursday of last week and was buried Friday. He was 60 years old. His health had not been good for a few months, but the illness that caused his death was of brief duration. He came to Louisa to attend the ????.... but was suffering from a severe pain in the back of his head and returned home. Five brothers and one sister besides the wife, 2 daughters an a son survive. All were present at the funeral except Faris Moore a brother. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
On Feb 22, 1923 the death angel visited the home of Mrs. E. L. Moore of Charley and claimed for its victim their loving husband and father E. L. Moore. He had been in bad health for quite a while but was only confined to his room for 3 weeks with Bright's disease. He bore his suffering patiently and often said he may be called for some purpose and was willing and ready to go. Mr. Moore was born Feb 14 1862 and was therefore 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Onolda Moore and 2 daughters and one son and 4 step children, 3 boys and one girl. Daughters: Mrs. Jim Preston of Georges Creek, Mrs. Andrew Austin of Ulysses, Son: Edgell Moore of Charley. Step children: Dr. Willie Dixon of Charleston, WV, Charley Dixon of Charleston, South Dixon, of Charley and Mrs. Edgar Preston of Charley. He also leaves 5 brothers and one sister, Dr. John Moore of Summerville, WV, L. C. and Gus Moore of Ashland, Dr. R. C. Moore of Louisa and R. F. Moore of Arkansas and Mrs. J. D. Ball of Mattie. The funeral was preached on Sunday Feb 25 by Revs. H.W. Williams, M. V. Hay and others in the presence of a large crowd. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
MULLINS, Esther Holbrook
The people of our community were shocked when the news spread that the soul of Esther Holbrook Mullins, wife of Rufus Mullins, had taken its flight to the glory land. This dear wife and mother had been in perfect health until about 6 weeks before when she took a severe case of influenza and a number of other afflictions set up which caused her death. She was taken from her home on Straight Creek Tuesday afternoon, Feb 13 to the General Hospital in Ashland and was operated on Wednesday morning and seemed to get along very well until that evening. She was a devoted Christian, was converted at the Glenwood Baptist Church an Aug 1912. Bro. Amerson was conducting a revival at that time and some time after that she moved her membership from Glenwood Church and united with the Unity Baptist Church at Ashland of which she still a member. Bro. R. N. May of Ashland, her former pastor, preached her funeral at the Straight Creek Church house to a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Esther was 24 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, 3 dear little children, one boy and 2 girls, Clyde Cecil, Okley Marie, and Audrey Lee, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Holbrook, 5 brothers and 2 sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
PACE, Mrs. John
Magoffin County--Sunday Mrs. John Pace, of Ivyton, died after a short illness and her remains were buried Monday. She was the widow of the late John Pace. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
PARSONS, Charles Cecil
Charles Cecil Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. George Parsons, died at their home in Ashland last Friday morning after a brief illness of pneumonia. He had been ill only 5 days and the news of his death came as a shock to Louisa relatives and friends. He was 14 years of age and is survived by his parents, a brother, John Glenn, aged 3 years and a baby sister Maud Ellen. His mother was Miss Emma Johnston only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Johnston of Nitro, WV and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carey of Louisa. She attended school here and has often visited in the Carey home and has many Louisa friends who share her sorrow and deeply sympathize with the family. The funeral was held from the First M.E. Church in Ashland on Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor Rev. Overly and Rev. L. N. Fannin, pastor of ??? M. E. church, South, Ashland. His high school class, the freshman of which he was one of the brightest members, attended in a body and the Boy Scouts assembled to pay their last respects to their departed comrade, 66 of their number being present. Among other relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. C. H. Johnston, Nitro, Mrs. J. J. Jonson, Jenkins, Mrs. G. R. Roberts and children, Phil and Dorothy, Mrs. J. L. Carey, Miss Catherine Carey, Lexington, Mrs. J. W. Warnick, Miss Irene Warnick, Jack Johnston, Miss C. Johnston, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Lockwood and family of Lockwood, , William Carey, Mrs. D. J. Burchett Mrs. C. W. McDonald, and W. A. and T. S. Carey of Louisa, S. M. Cecil and Miss Rebecca Cecil of Pikeville, relatives of Mr. Parsons, attended. Of the 45 descendants of Mr. and Mrs. William Carey, of this place, their great grandson, Charles Cecil Parsons, of Ashland was the first to be called by death. Mr. and Mrs. Carey have 11 children 6 sons and 5 daughters, a number of grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
PERRY, John C.
John C. Perry died in Williamson, WV after an illness of ??? week caused by influenza. His body was taken to Glenhayes for burial. He was a brakeman on the N & W and a member of the R. R. T. and Masonic orders. He leaves a wife and 4 children. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Mrs. Nancy Peters died Tuesday in Fort Gay, at the home of her son, William Peters. She was the widow of David Peters, whose death occurred 6 years ago. One son, Dr. A. L. Peters, lived in Fairmont, WV, another, Floyd Peters, in Iowa and the only daughter, Mrs. Or??? Wilson in Iowa. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
PICKLESIMER, Mrs. Milt
Mrs. Milt Picklesimer of Palmyra, Greenup County, passed away Mar 2 death being due to tuberculosis. She was one of Greenup county's most beloved women and was born in Lawrence County, Sep 21, 1881 and was 41 years 6 months and 19 days old. She was a daughter of Arthur Berry. She leaves to mourn her death the husband and 2 children, 2 sisters and 2 brothers and a host of friends. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1923
Dawson Springs, Mar ?, Joy over the arrival of a compensation check for $1,000 caused the death of Harry Poe, 39 in the veterans hospital. Gassed, during the war, Poe was an invalid. Since the war he had waited in government hospitals for his claim to be grafted. Several months ago the wife, who suffered privation with him died. When he saw the check, emotion brought on a hemorrhage and death followed. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
Howard Preece, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ?? Preece, of Williamson, WV died Thursday of pneumonia. Burial took place at Varney, Pike County, KY former home of the family. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1923
RICE, Harvey B.
The death of Judge H. B. Rice occurred on Friday night of last week at his home in Paintsville, after an illness of several weeks. He was a prominent citizen of that place and had served as county judge a number of years. His wife, who was Miss Mary Hurt of Pike County, survives. Also 5 sons and one daughter, Miss Lucille. Judge Rice was a citizen of more than ordinary ability and character. He was always interested in the welfare of the community, a leader in educational work and other good causes. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
RICE, W. W.
Funeral services were held Sunday in Ashland for W. W. Rice, 63, grocer who died there Friday. The Odd Fellows conducted their funeral ritual at the grave. Mr. Rice is survived by his wife, who was Miss Myrtle Powers, of Magoffin County, before marriage, one daughter, Miss Elma Rice, at home, and 3 brothers, Harmon Rice of Summit, George P. Rice and Ham Rice of Seattle, WA. William Wiley Rice was born in Johnson County Oct 13, 1959. He had made his home in Ashland for about 23? years and for the major portion of that time had been engaged in the grocery business. Independent. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1923
John Ross, 78 years old, prominent farmer of Bear Creek, Boyd County, near Buchanan dropped dead at his home early Wednesday morning. He had been feeling ill for 2 days but was able to be up. He had been waling about the yard and returned to the house by way of the kitchen where he fell. Mr. Ross is survived by his wife and the following children: Joe Ross, of Catlettsburg P. T. Ross at ????, Allen and Charles Ross at home, Miss Ruby Ross at home, Mrs. Green Kinner and Mrs. White of near Buchanan. He also leaves several brothers among who are Joe Ross of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
SHANNON, Marion T.
Marion T. Shannon, son of William D. and Emma Jane Stratton Shannon, died a few days ago at their home near Williamsburg, OH. He was 11 years of age and was born near Louisa. His health had not been very good for some time, but his last illness was brief. Big Sandy news, Mar 9, 1923
Marion T. Shannon, son of William David and Emma Jane Stratton Shannon was born in Lawrence County, KY, Aug 10, 1911. He departed this life at the late home of his parents near Clover, OH, Feb 23, 1923 age 11 years 6 months and 15 days. He was the seventh child of a family of nine children, 6 girls and 3 boys, all of whom survive him except one sister, the youngest of the family, who died several years ago. Tom as we al called him was of a very quiet nature and loving disposition, one of those characters which when you knew him you could not help but love him. It seems as if for some time his health has been failing him, yet he never complained nor shirked his duties. He passed away after only a few hours after taking to his bed. He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, 5 sisters and 2 brothers, besides scores of relatives and friends. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1923
News of the death of Mrs. Lucy Stoll of Springfield, OH was received on Thursday of last week by her sister. Mrs. J. A. McClaskey of this place. Mrs. Stoll was before marriage Miss Lucy Duncan and was a daughter of Mart Duncan of West Van Lear. He was at her bedside during her illness. One sister lives in Springfield and all the others except Mrs. McClaskey, who had illness in her family, attended the funeral. It was held on Saturday afternoon and burial took place at Springfield. She had been sick for some time and lived but a few hours after undergoing an operation. She is survived by her husband and one child, a little girl about 2 years of age. The funeral services of Mrs. Walter Stoll who died after an illness of appendicitis and complications, were held at the home in Springfield, OH, Saturday, with burial in the Springfield Cemetery. Mrs. Stoll who was 21 years old was well known for her beautiful Christian character and loving and gracious manner which endeared her to her host of friends. Besides the husband, Walter Stoll, and baby daughter, Louisa Jean, 2 years old, she is survived by her father and mother, who were present at the time of her death; one brother, Frank Duncan of Van Lear, daughters, Mrs. J. C. McClaskey of Louisa, Mrs. R. L. Mays and Mrs. Mary Jones of West Van Lear, Mrs. Carmon Roberts of Paintsville and Mrs. Ralph Ashworth of Springfield, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Magoffin County--Charlie Sublett for many years with the United Fuel Gas Co., and located in Charleston, WV who had been in poor health for the past 2 years passed away Friday night. He was buried Sunday afternoon the services being in charge of the Masons. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
On Feb 15, 1923, the terrible rider, the pale and Fourth Horseman, reined his course into hour home an in its choice of victims, clinched his clammy hand upon our little girl, Garnet Irene, aged 2 1/2 years and in less than 20 hours its formidable grip was loosened by the ever present hand of God. Who came to her rescue and spoke to "the last enemy, whose name is Death", and said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not." Then from her suffering He snatched her and on those wings of the morning, did they fly to his everlasting heaven, where a new star shines and a harmonious voice joins with the eternal choir.
Five more days elapsed as our grief was reaching its climax when death once more scourged us. Thru the same medium meningitis, cold and heartless death took our baby, a boy aged 8 months. In less than 5 hours it lay lifeless and cold. Three days later my wife took seriously ill and in the battle that raged between life and death, lasting one night and day, she rallied from the terrific grip and seems to be on the way to complete recovery. How thankful I am to Him who doeth all things well, first and then to the doctors for their heroic efforts that helped her toward relief. Now to you, my neighbors and friends, who card for us in our broken moments, our gratitude is too deep to be expressed in mere words. Our hope is that cruel fate shall not halt at the doors of your homes and spill the blood of your hearts. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Thompson, Orr, KY, Mar 16. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
Cliffie Thompson, a miner, working in the Oppenheim Coal Company mines at Blair, WV was fatally injured in a mine accident at that place and died on Tuesday. The body was shipped to Soldier, KY for burial. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1923
THOMPSON, Mrs. Freelin
Mrs. Freelin Thompson died at her home a few miles from Fort Gay, WV after an illness of some time. The funeral and burial took place on Thursday of last week. Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of this place, conducted the service. Mrs. Thompson was a good woman who will be much missed in the community in which she lived. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1923
The body of Howard Turman, 17, who drowned at Dam number 2, Lockwood, on Jan 11, was found badly decomposed at Hanging Rock, Sunday afternoon by 3 men. The boy is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Turman of Catlettsburg. The lad was working off the Dam Number 2 on Jan 11, when he and several men were swept from the dam into the water, which was at flood stage at the time. All the men were rescued, but the boy, who was a good swimmer, was knocked senseless by a piece of driftwood borne on a huge wave as he neared the shore and sank from sight. Every effort was made to save the boy but to no avail. The river was dredged for the body, although little hope of finding it was had because of the strong current. The body was carried down the steam for several miles, before it lodged on a ?? near Hanging Rock. Big Sandy news, Mar 9,1923
Jean--The death angel visited the home of Lafe Webb and claimed his beloved wife Melvina. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, father, mother, 6 children, 4 sisters and 3 brothers besides a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1923
WHEELER, Martin V.
Paintsville--After a long illness with pneumonia Martin V. Wheeler, died at his home here Saturday afternoon. In his death the county has lost one of her oldest, highly respected and representative citizens. He was 72 years of age and had spent his life in Johnson County. Funeral services were held Monday and the body taken to Hoods Fork of Blaine for burial at the old homestead. He married 54? years ago and his aged widow, now 76 years of age is left together with a large family of sons and daughters. He was the father of 11 children, 8 sons and 3 daughters. The following children were present at the funeral: Atty. C. B. Wheeler of Prestonsburg, Dr. C. C. Wheeler of Hazard, John W. Wheeler of Paintsville, Dr. W. R. Wheeler of Ashland, W. F. Wheeler of the old home place, Dr. J. C. Wheeler, West Liberty, Mrs. Julia Dempsey, Jackson, OH, Atty. M. O. Wheeler and Mrs. Louisa May of Paintsville and a ? ??? Wheeler of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1923
WHITE, John N.
John N. White, of Chauncey, Logan Co., WV was drowned in Main Island Creek at ??? when his automobile, in which he was driving turned over the bridge into the water below. The accident occurred at about 11 o'clock. the car skidded on the bridge and the rear end struck the curb of the bridge, which is about a foot high with no guard rail with such force that the car turned completely over off the bridge into the creek. Mr. White was drowned before those who witnessed the accident could get him from under the car. Mr. White was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Memphis White and was about 25 (or could be 35) years of age. He was engaged in the mercantile business at Chauncey until a short time ago. Big Sandy news, Mar 9, 1923
WILLIAMS, Dr. J. M.
An argument over a physician's fee Thursday was said to have led to a pistol fight on Beaver Creek in which Dr. J. M. Williams was killed and Jack McCurry wounded seriously. McCurry, superintendent of the Liberty Coal Company and Dr. Williams was the company's physician. The two men met at the end of a bridge near the physician's home. A dispute arose over the fee asked by Dr. Williams. Both men drew pistols and fired together, it was said. Dr. Williams was dead when aid reached him and McCurry was found to have been shot through the left shoulder. He was taken to Allen. Dr. Williams formerly resided at Paintsville. His widow was Miss Gertrude Cassady, daughter of Ben Cassady now of Greenup. He was the son of Wiley Williams, deceased, who lived at Hager Hill and Paintsville, the family later moving to Greenup. Dr. Williams body was taken to Paintsville for burial. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1923
Ozion Belcher, son of Elihu Belcher, of Forks of Hurricane, Wayne County, WV, died Tuesday of this week. Belcher was stricken with appendicitis a few days ago and failed to rally from the operation. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
Mrs. Nola Boggs died at her home near Sciotoville, OH a few days ago after a brief illness of measles. She is survived by her husband, Harry Boggs and 6 children, Luther, Hubert, Lonnie, Ethel, Paul and Mabel. The Body of Mrs. Boggs was taken to her old home at Webbville, this county, last Thursday for burial. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1923
BURCHETT, T. O.
T. O. Burchett, well known business man of Prestonsburg, died Thursday. He had been in poor health for quite a while. His relatives were all summoned to his bedside when it was believed the end was near. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
BURNS, John A.
At the culmination of a 6 months battle with tuberculosis, John A. Burns, 41, died at the home of his father, David Burns, in Huntington Monday. He had been a resident of Cincinnati for 12 years and had gone to Huntington only a few days before his death. He is survived by his father, 5 brothers, W.J. of Washington, James, Dave, Jr. and E. T. Burns of Weeksbury, KY and 3 sisters, Mrs. George rpp of Huntington, Mrs. W. D. Reynolds of Staunton, VA and Mrs. F. R. Blue of Cushin, OK. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
CASTLE, Winfield S.
The death of Winfield S. Castle occurred on Tuesday night of this week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Bowe, near Busseyville. Mr. Castle had been suffering for some time with dropsy and heart trouble. His death was unexpected to many friends who did not know of the seriousness of his illness. Mr. Castle came to this place from Paintsville many years ago, since when he had lived in this vicinity with the exception of a short time spent in Wayne County, WV. He returned from there some months ago to make his home here. He was a brother of G. W. Castle, of Louisa, whose tragic death occurred last November. Their parents were Virginians and moved from Scott County, VA to Johnson County, KY when their children were small. Of the 10 children, 8 sons and 2 daughters, only 2 sons survive, M. B. Castle of Okomah, OK, and another brother who lived in the west. Mr. Castle was a good citizen. He was 74 years of age. He leaves several children and his second wife. Burial took place Thursday morning near the old home place on Lick Creek. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Just after noon on April 4h the pale horse and its rider again visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Bowe and called for its victim, Mrs. Bowe's father, Mr. H. W. Castle. He was born Aug 10, 1849 and died Apr 4, 1923, being 73 years 7 months and 7 days. He was sick five months with heart dropsy. He bore his suffering patiently until the end and then fell asleep in the arms of his blessed Jesus. He leaves to mourn his loss 2 brothers and 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters, they being Mrs. T. H. Bowe, Busseyville, Mrs. Thomas Cochran, Stidham, Mrs. Olive Abshire, Louisa, Mrs. Andy Webb, Lick Creek, Ed and S. W. castle of ????, Harry Castle of Manco and J. A. Castle of Huntington, WV. Burial service was conducted by Rev. O. J. Polley. He was laid to rest in the old home graveyard beside his wife, who preceded him to the great beyond 6 years ago. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1923
Pikeville--Miss Vina Caudill, ??7?, of Eubank, KY, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. W. Hall here, Tuesday. Typhoid fever was the cause of her death, The remains were taken to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Caudill, of Eubank for interment. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
Pikeville--Mrs. Mary Coleman, wife of Henderson Coleman, who was ?? years of age, was killed by the train at Rockhouse on Marrowbone Thursday. the wife of her grandson Ralph Coleman, who was with her at the time, was perhaps fatally injured. It is thought the 2 women were caught while on a curve by the Marrowbone shifter. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
COMBS, Mrs. Goodloe
Mrs. Goodloe Combs whose death occurred a few days ago at Hazard is remembered here as Miss Eunice Lowe. She taught in the Louisa schools some years ago. Mr. Combs attended school here. Her husband and one little daughter survive. Big Sandy news, Apr 27, 1923
CORNS, Mrs. Lytta E.
Mrs. Lytta E. Corns, aged 74, died at Ironton, OH on Wednesday night of last week, a few minutes after she was stricken with illness. She had been in declining health for some time. She was the mother of John M. Corns, editor of the Ironton Register and stepmother of Harry C. Corns, of Huntington, both of whom were located in Louisa some years ago. Big Sandy news, Apr 13, 1923
DANIELS, Nannie (Hicks)
Jean--The death angel visited the home of Oscar Daniels of Caney Fork on Apr 7 and took his darling wife, Nannie. She was the daughter of Smith and Minnie Hicks. She was married to Oscar Daniels in 1917. She was 22 years old and was ill about 3 weeks, pneumonia causing her death. The dear one leaves a husband and 3 small children, Hazel age 4 1/2 years, Ruth aged 2 years and a dear baby, Nellie aged 6 weeks. She was converted about 8 months ago and we believe she is resting sweetly in God's eternal love. Her funeral was held on Monday at the home of her uncle, A. J. Young, by M. V. Berry and Mr.. Bentley. She was then laid to rest in the Hicks graveyard. Her brother, Arvel Hicks, of Catlettsburg and sister, Hazel, were her only close relatives who came for the burial. Dear little baby, Nellie, was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Will Daniels to the home. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
News of the death of Mrs. Mattie Dixon has been received in Louisa. Her death occurred at the home of her brother in Ohio, where she had been since leaving here a few years ago. She was the widow of I.B. Dixon, of this place. While living here she suffered a slight stroke of paralysis and never entirely recovered from it. She was a good woman and her death brings sorrow to many friends here. Mrs. Dixon is survived by one daughter, Miss Esther Sprague, who lived in Minnesota. Big Sandy news, Apr 27, 1923
Sol England, 70, keeper of the poor house in Pike County, died last Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his wife, and one son, James England. The funeral was conducted Thursday by the Rev. Mr. Hayes Maynard, followed by burial in the Cline Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
FAIRCHILD, Thelma Ellen
Thelma Ellen Fairchild, 3 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Fairchild, passed away at Portsmouth, OH, after a brief illness of pneumonia. The body was brought to Patrick for interment Sunday. Big Sandy news, Apr 6, 1923
FAULKER, W. T.
W. T. Faulkner, of Tucson, AZ, died Apr 4 at his home in that place. He was a native of Morgan County and lived at Cannel City. He is survived by his wife who was Miss Inez Walsh, daughter of John Walsh of Malone, and 2 daughters, Wilma and Estelle, a father, W. M. Faulkner, of Tucson, 3 sisters, Mrs. C. H. Ahrons and Mrs. Fred Byrd of Tucson, 2 brothers, Ed, of Paris, and Morris of Arizona. Mrs. Faulkner is expected to visit here in a few days. West Liberty Courier. W. M. Faulkner lived at Peach Orchard some years ago. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
FRALEY, Ruth Jane
Ruth Jane Fraley died March 1st at her home at Thelma, Johnson County, KY at the age of 86 years? months and ?? days. She was the daughter of Spencer and Rosa Spears. She was married to J. W. Fraley in ??. to this union were born 5 ???, James C. and Wallace....(there is more here but it is partly cut off and very blurry) Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
FRASHER, E. D.
E. D. Frasher was born Oct 20? 185? and passed on life's high road Apr 17, 1923 when like a gentle breeze he shuffled off this mortal coil and gently passed to the great beyond. On Dec 8?, 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Stith and to this union was born 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls, four of whom have passed to their reward. Early in life he became a member of the M. E. church, South and his life was modeled after Him who gave his life that all might have life who would accept it. His remains were taken to Buchanan Chapel and laid to rest to await the resurrection morn. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
GRAHAM, Mrs. O. J. (Ida May Crum Hewlett)
Mrs. O. J. Graham passed away Thursday evening Mar 29, at her home at Ellen this county. She had been ill the past 2 years and confined to her room since last August, gradually growing weaker until death relieved her suffering. the cause of her death was a complications of diseases including kidney, liver and heart trouble. Before marriage she was Miss Ida May Crum Hewlett. She was the daughter of Mrs. H. B. Hewlett and came to Louisa when a child with Rev. H. B. Hewlett and family. She soon won a place in the hearts of the people here which she held by her exemplary life as years went by.
She was born Oct 7, 1884? and was therefore 36 years 5 months and 22 days old at the time of her death. She was converted and united with the M. E. Church South at this place in ?1903? under the ministry of the Rev. O.F. Williams, now presiding elder of the Charleston district and lived a consistent Christian life afterwards. On Mar ?30?, 1909, she was united in marriage to Oscar J. Graham, son of Larkin Graham of Ellen. They have resided in Louisa ?? on the Graham farm at Ellen since that time. The husband and 3 bright children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. The children are Charles Linns, age 13 years, Virginia Elizabeth, 10, and Jack Larkin, 8. To these children she had given careful training and in return they were obedient and devoted to her. The body was brought to Louisa on Friday to the home of Rev. Hewlett. Funeral was held Saturday at the M. E. church, South, conducted by Rev. F. P. Jernigan. Interment followed in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Logan, WV--Roy Helton, 18 year old brakeman for the Chafin Jones Heatherman Mining Co., of Peach Creek, was crushed to death Saturday morning. When he was caught between the roof of mine No. ? and a coal car on which he was riding. According to employees who witnessed the accident, Helton misjudged the clearance between the roof and the loaded car and was rolled between the roof and the car before his cries could attract the motorman of the train. After the accident Helton walked about 30 feet and fell dead. The body was sent to Grayson, KY for burial. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
HICKMAN, John Allen
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Hickman and took their boy, John Allen, aged 18 years 11 months and 11 days. He died in the King's Daughters' hospital, Ashland, where he was operated on for appendicitis. He was converted a few hours before he died. He had his relatives called to his room and bid them goodbye and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. John Allen leaves a father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He was an intelligent boy and liked by all who knew him. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
HOOD, Mrs. J. L.
Mrs. J. L. Hood, aged 37 died at her home at Jeffersontown of a ruptured blood vessel. Her body was brought to Catlettsburg her former home for burial. Before marriage she was Miss Pearl Syck, of Pike County. She had lived near Louisville about 10 years. Surviving members of the family are her husband and 5 children, Theodore, Howard, Kenneth, Edward and Eloise. Big Sandy news, Apr 6, 1923
LESLIE, Mrs. D. K. (Alafair)
Mrs. Alafair Leslie, 78 years old died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Leibee in Ashland, Wednesday after an illness of 6 months. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Mr. David K. Leslie, a retired minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nettie Edmon of Oakview, Mrs. J. C. Estep of Buchanan, Mrs. Esther Rice of Lexington and Mrs. Leibee and 3 sons, George of East Fork, Eli of Scioto Furnace, OH and John of Oakview. Rev. Mr. Leslie and Mrs. Leslie had made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Leibee for many years. the family moved to Ashland from Rush 9 years ago. Mrs. Leslie was a woman of sweet character and a devoted Christian. Rev. Leslie and family were former resident of Fallsburg, this county. Big Sandy news, Apr 6, 1923
MALATESTA, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Malatesta died at his home at Mt. Vernon, NY, on Friday, Apr 20. He had been ill 3 months with rheumatism and neuritis. His body was brought to Fallsburg, this county, where burial took place on Monday. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Emma Austin, daughter of H. C. Austin of Fallsburg. Also a son, John B. 16, and daughter, Emma Lena, 13. Mr. Malatesta and wife moved to New York several years ago. The body was accompanied by the wife and son. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
Following an illness of less than a week, Mrs. Flora McReynolds, 31, of Huntington, died at her home there Saturday night from a complications of diseases. The body was brought to Clifford, this county, where burial took place in the family cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Lark McReynolds, 2 small children, her father, L. N. Brown of Beech Hill, and one sister, Mrs. W. W. Edwards of Winfield, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Upper Lick Creek--The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick and took their darling baby, aged 10 days. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Theodore Pigg died on last Saturday morning at Lucasville, OH at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Diamond. Organic heart trouble caused his death. He was a native of this place and was born Feb 18, 1854?. On Sunday the body was brought here and taken to the home of his brother, Luther Pigg, near Louisa. Burial took place in the family burying ground. He is survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons and had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Diamond at Lucasville for some time. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1923
ROBERTS, Isabel (Bradley)
Mrs. Isabel B. Roberts whose death occurred a few days ago was born Jan 8, 1861. She was he daughter of William and Elizabeth Bradley. When quite young she was converted and united with the Southern Methodist Church. She was married to Reuben C. Roberts, Apr 23, 1883. Her husband and 3 daughters survive. They are Mrs. S. J. Picklesimer of Straight Creek, Mrs. George Hays of Yatesville and Mrs. Crank of Fallsburg and one son, Bristo. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa at the home and burial took place in the family graveyard. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
J? Steagall, 18, of Cranston, near Morehead, died Monday of a gunshot wound received Sunday night in a battle with Rowan County officers. According to reports, young Steagall was drinking Sunday night and a special deputy, Milt Swetnam, was sent to arrest him. It is alleged Steagall began firing at the officer, who returned the fire one bullet striking Steagall in the abdomen. Swetnam was not injured. No charge has been places against him. Steagall is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Steagall and by several brothers and sisters. Independent. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1923
THOMAS, Ben F.
Louisa was overshadowed with sadness when a message came Saturday noon from Catlettsburg saying that Mr. Ben F. Thomas had died. It was known here that his health was not good, but as he was on duty in the United States Engineer office at Huntington up to the previous day his death was wholly unexpected. It develops that he just had been granted an extension of 2 years in the service, but on Friday, he reached the decision rather suddenly that he was not able to continue work and filed his resignation. the age of retirement in the U. S. Engineer service is 70, which age he would have reached May 23rd. The extension would have carried him 2 years beyond that date. The fact that he was granted the extension was a tribute to his valuable services that must have brought much gratification to him in his last hours. In conversation and correspondence with the writer during recent years he had indicated that he dreaded retirement because it would mean more or less of idle time. One of his greatest pleasures was found in work. His energy seemed boundless and his long and busy life had so fastened upon him the habit of work that he realized he must have constant occupation to keep him happy. so we are impressed by the fact that he was blessed with employment in his beloved profession up to his last hours. We believe in this he was granted his most sincere desire.
Mr. Thomas left the work in his office at Huntington in the most orderly condition. After arranging the last details he had a slight attack of illness similar to that of a few days before and telephoned to his daughter in Catlettsburg to drive up and take him home. this was done and he rested easily through the night Saturday morning, it was evident that the end was near, and messages were sent to a few relatives and friends. When ill with influenza recently Mr. Thomas gave his daughter instructions as to his funeral where he desired to be buried, etc. He named the pall bearers also. The body was brought to Louisa Monday morning accompanied by a large number of persons and was taken directly to the M. E. Church, South. From that time until the hour for the funeral, hosts of friends passed in and out, viewing the remains.
In the absence of the local pastor Rev. W. H. Hampton, of the Episcopal Church, Ironton, came up and conducted the funeral services. He spoke words of comfort to the bereaved and in most appropriate terms used the occasion to bring his hearers to a realization of the uncertainty of life and the importance of being ready for the call. The interment in Pine Hill Cemetery followed immediately after the conclusion of the services at the church. the pall bearers were as follows; Col. W.U. Stoker, Cincinnati, Charles H. Reeves, Cincinnati, L. S. Johnson, Frankfort, William M. Hall, Maysville, H. C. Corns, Huntington and H. A. Scholze, Catlettsburg, M. F. Conley, T. J. Snyder, Augustus Snyder, F. T. D. Wallace, Sr., R. C. McClure and M. ? Burns of Louisa.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. George F. Gunnell and a little granddaughter. Also, by 4 sister, Misses Mattie and Ode Thomas and Mrs. F. A. Ross of Ironton and Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Dupuy of California. The surviving brothers are John C. Thomas of California, who has spent most of the last year in Louisa, and Elmer, an attorney living in Omaha, Nebraska. John went to Catlettsburg Saturday morning when the message came as to his brother's illness.
Mr. Thomas was born near Ironton, OH, May 23, 1853. His early education was in the country schools followed by high school work in Ironton and later a course in civil engineering at the university at Lebanon, OH. In his school days it is said the same commendable traits, manifested themselves as were shown throughout his mature life--honor, truth, industry, thoroughness. He was engaged for a while in making county maps, then on a survey of swamp lands in Louisiana. When the Chattaroi railroad from Ashland to Peach Orchard was projected he was a member of the engineering force, and this is what, first brought him to Louisa, about 1879. Later he married Miss Ada Rice, youngest daughter of Judge John M. Rice, one of Louisa's most distinguished citizens. This gracious and cultured woman proved herself to be thoroughly worthy of her eminent husband and she was the author of his remarkably happy home life. When the government began the improvement of the Big Sandy River Mr. Thomas entered the service of the engineering department and was placed in charge of the lock and dam to be built at Louisa. A French type of movable dam known as a needle dam was finally adopted and this was the first one built in America. Later he improved the dam very greatly with an invention of his own. Engineers from various parts of the world came here to see this dam. Mr. Thomas became an authority on locks and dams. He published a text book that is now a standard work in the great engineering schools of the world. He was made an honorary member of the American Society of Engineers and was awarded the Norman Medal a few years ago for having produced the best article that was published during that year on any engineering subject.
For about 15 years Mr. Thomas had been prominent in the U. S. Engineer service on the Ohio River and tributaries, with headquarters at Cincinnati most of the time. Mr. Thomas was the first president of the Louisa National Bank, organized 19 years ago. He resigned when his work caused him to move away from Louisa. He was a builder and was often interested in enterprises helpful to the town. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1923
Paintsville--Mrs. Lily Vanhoose suddenly died of heart failure Saturday evening. She was 48 years of age She was born at Salyersville and there she joined the M. E. Church ?25? years ago. She is survived by 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 children all boys, also her husband, Davy Vanhoose, to whom she was married to ???. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
VARNEY, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Varney, of Toler, Pike County, died in a Williamson hospital, Apr 18th, where she had been for some weeks suffering with an ailment of the hip. Her husband and 6 children, Alfred, II and Truman, Mrs. ?? Williamson, and Mrs. H. H. Riddle of Williamson, WV and Thomas E. and Marvin A. of Toler, survive. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
Willie Wallace, colored, ?18? son of John and Lizzie Wallace of this place was instantly killed last Saturday in the railroad yards at Williamson, WV. He had been working there only 3 days. According to the report received here he was washing an engine while another engine without a headlight was backing up on the track, where he was standing. It is said he was watching an engine with a headlight and was not aware of the approach of the one that struck him. His body was cut in two and one arm was cut off. The body was brought to Louisa and burial took place Monday. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1923
WARD, Dr. Jesse
Dr. Jesse Ward, 54, of Huntington died Wednesday after a severe case of nephritis, of 3 weeks duration. Dr. Ward was born in Wayne County in 1889? and there spent his boyhood. At the age of 22, he went to the Louisville College of Medicine, where he graduated as a physician,, and following this went to Huntington which had been his home since that date. He is survived by his widow, Georgia Ward, a son, Deck Ward, a daughter, Mrs. Alta Morrison, a sister, Mrs. Coney, of Wayne, WV, and 5 brothers, Henry Ward, Frank Ward, Samuel Ward, James Ward and Deck Ward. Big Sandy news, Apr 27, 1923
Dropping a match in a play box full of straw caused the death of Joseph, age 4, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weber at Ironton, OH, Easter afternoon. The children were playing in the yard, when their screams attracted their parents, and in their efforts to put out his burning clothing both Mr. and Mrs. Weber were painfully burned. The child died 4 hours later. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Funeral services for Captain William Wellman better known as "Uncle Bill" who died Monday were held Thursday at his home in Catlettsburg. Burial in the Williams Cemetery. Captain Wellman who was 83 years old had been ill for some time suffering with the infirmities of old age. He was a confederate soldier and took part in the battle of Gettysburg with the Eighth Virginia Cavalry, Co. K. He is survived by his wife and 4 children, Mrs. W. B. Hudkins of St. Marys, WV, Mrs. W. R. Strothers, Miss Marie Wellman and Fred Wellman. He also leaves 4 brothers, Jerry Wellman of Catlettsburg, Jim Harve and Dave Wellman of Louisa and John Wellman of Fort Gay, WV and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Crabtree of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 27,
WILSON, Mrs. Albert (Huldy Castle)
The death angel visited the home of Mr. Albert Wilson of Fort Gay, Mar 19? and took from him his beloved wife, Huldy. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Castle of Paintsville and was born ?Feb? 6 1892 in Johnson County. She was a victim of typhoid fever. She was converted a few days before her illness; left bright testimony and asked her friends to meet her in that home above. She was a woman of much refinement. Her friends always enjoyed the privilege of talking with her and it was her nature always to speak kind to everyone. She leaves a husband, 2 children, Herbert Ch??? aged 2 years and Dorothy May, aged 7 weeks, also father, mother, 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Her body was taken to Paintsville for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Crabtree of Fort Gay and B. H. Conley, and S. F. Williams of Paintsville. She was laid to rest Mar 21 on the point near her father's home. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1923
Smokey Valley--On last Monday May 14th (or could be 11th), the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Boggs and claimed as its victim his loving mother, L???? Boggs. She was one among our oldest citizens her age being 81 years 11 month and 14 days. Mrs. Boggs was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by everyone. she had a kind word and a smile for all. She was converted 35 years ago at Mary's Chapel and was baptized by Rev. Albert Miller. Funeral services were held at Mary's Chapel by Bro. M. A. Hay. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
Frankfort, KY, May 23--Frank Chapman, of Martin County, whose life sentence from Martin County for the slaying of James Hensley was declared void by the Court of Appeals, died Tuesday at the prison hospital of tuberculosis. He was too ill at the time his sentence was declared void to leave the prison. Errors on the part of the clerk of the Martin County Circuit Court were held responsible for the decision of the Court of Appeals. Chapman was indicted jointly with Mary Hensley, wife of James Hensley, for the latter's murder. She is serving a sentence in the reformatory for her part in the crime. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1923
Pikeville--Flem Childress, of Hellier, died following a protracted illness of Bright's disease which had recently became acute. He was about 70? year old and was recognized as one of the county's very best citizens. One of his son, Attorney, A. P. Childress resides at Pikeville, while another, Rev. William Childress, is well known here. He had been married 3 times and is survived by the wife of his third marriage and 10 children. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
COPLEY, D. B.
D. B. Copley, 20, of Portsmouth, is dead as the result of a fall from a freight train on which he was brakeman which resulted in the cutting off of his legs as he fell under the wheels. The young man fell off the train when it was approaching Chillicothe, OH and was about 10 miles away from that city. The time was a little after midnight, Saturday night. The rest of the crew did not miss him until they had gone far past. Copley heroically flagged the next train which passed and they stopped and took him to Chillicothe hospital, where he died Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Wayne, WV his former home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. May Hardwick of Portsmouth, a sister, Isabella Johnson and 2 uncles, Dr. R. Hardwick of Huntington and William Hardwick of Genoa, WV. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
Rev. Wesley Crabtree, 70, of Wayne County, WV died in Florida where he had been some time for his health. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. Funeral services were held at the Greenbrier Baptist Church at Echo on Thursday of this week and burial took place near there. Big Sandy news, May 18, 1923
EBA, John H.
On Sunday night John H. Eba, prominent churchman, leading citizen and pioneer of Ashland laid aside the burdens of this life. Although lacking but a few months of being 3 score and ten and never of a robust constitution, yet Mr. Eba was vigorous at all times in the presentation of his daily duties at the Norton Iron Works, and always found time to look after the affairs of the First M. E. Church, of which he was a devout and consistent member. Mr. Eba was confined to his bed about one week and owing to his frail constitution the attending physicians were apprehensive from the very first. His daughter, Mrs. Dean Gilfillan? of Ironton, was called and she with Mrs. Eba and other relatives did all that loving hands could do. Sunday morning it was known that he was gradually sinking and his noble spirit crossed the bar at 7 o'clock Sunday evening just as the church bells were calling the people to worship a call which he had answered with regularity and determine persistency for 6? years.
John Henderson Eba was born in Catlettsburg in 1853 and spent his entire life in this immediate section. When a boy he attended Zedigathain? Hall under the supervision of John B. Powell, who was one of the leading educators of Kentucky at that time. After completing his school course here he entered Marshall College at Huntington where he continued l?? studies fro some 3 years. He then engaged in business in Catlettsburg and moved to Ashland in 1887 where he entered the hardware business which he conducted for a number of years. After selling his hardware store he accepted a position as bookkeeper at the Norton Iron Works which he filled faithfully and efficiently until the time of his death. Ashland Independent. Mr. Eba's first marriage was to Miss Eugenia Hatcher of this place. She died a few years later, leaving a son and daughter. the son is George M. Eba of New Jersey. the daughter died. His second wife who was Miss Minnie Poage, survives with one daughter, Mrs. Gilfillan. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
Lowmansville--The death angle visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Athington, April 25 and took their son in law, Jasper Estep. He has had tuberculosis of the lungs for quite a while and his condition after he went into the army and came out grew worse. He was married to Mima Athington about 5 months ago. We hope he is safe in the arms of Jesus awaiting the resurrection and judgment. He will be missed by all who knew him, as he was a good friend, neighbor and citizen. He left to mourn his loss a mother, Mrs. Aveline Lyon, his wife, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ross Skaggs, Ms. Clarice Pack, Mrs. Myrtle Lemaster and Miss Sarah and one brother, Charley, besides a host of friends and other relatives. Big Sandy News, May 4,1923
Lon Evans, age 28, son of Harrison Evans, died in a hospital at Ashland, from a gun shot wound in the abdomen inflicted by Curtis Boggs, ?26?. The shooting was done near Sacred Wind post office on Caines Creek, this county, near the Elliott County line. The wounded man was carried on a cot 6 or 7 miles to Blaine and came from there to Louisa in an automobile. At Riverview Hospital, Dr. York declined to operate, saying the man would not live through the night. He was taken to Ashland that evening, where he died at 4 o'clock the next morning. His wife was with him. On Sunday evening Boggs is said to have been drunk and stuck Ottis Wells, son of Noah with a pistol. Evans was riding by and interfered when Boggs shot the horse and then shot Evans through the abdomen. As Evans fell he drew a gun and shot Boggs in the leg and fired several bullets through his clothing. Evans was survived by his mother, his wife and one child, a boy 4 years old and by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Roscoe, Harry and Foster, who accompanied the injured man to Ashland and Mrs. Sarah Blevins and Mrs. Ollie Sparks, all of Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
FRAZIER, Charles Raymond
Charles Raymond Frazier died at Letitia, Greenup County, May 11, aged 38 years. He was the son of A. J. Frazier and was born in Lawrence County. His widow, Mrs. Emma Frazier and 4 children, Mary, Pearl, Carl and Nova survive. Also, his aged mother and 3 brothers, James of Fullerton and Oliver and Kay of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
GABBARD, Mrs. Isaac
Logan, WV--Mrs. Isaac Gabbard who was shot in the brawl between Columbus Reedy, Kemper Chafin and Luke Curry, died in Guyan Valley Hospital Sunday night. Mrs. Gabbard was shot by a stray bullet which was fired by either Chafin or Reedy, according to reports of eye witnesses. She was standing on her front porch with her baby in her arms when the fight between the 3 men started. the bullet penetrated the mall intestine and the liver. Mrs. Gabbard's remains were removed to her former home at Midkiff. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
Ashland, KY, May 12--Earl Gillum was shot through the head 8 times and instantly killed near his home on Hood's Creek, 5 miles from Ashland by Earl Collier, the police charge, while he, 2 of his children, Collier and Stoney Estep were riding in an automobile. Gillum and Estep were riding in the front seat of the car. Collier and the 2 Gillum children occupied the rear seat. Collier is alleged to have reached into his pocket, drew out a pistol and shot Gillum through the back of the head, the shots taking effect instantly, according to police reports Collier jumped from the car and escaped into the mountains. Estep was place under arrest as a material witness. Big Sandy news, May 18, 1923
HAGER, Elder James M.
Prestonsburg--The subject of this sketch was born in the western part of Floyd County, KY Jul 17, 1859. In his twentieth year he was united in marriage with Miss Arminta Music with whom he lived happily over forty-four years. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in the United Baptist dominations at Bethlehem Church Jul 8, 1891?. the remaining 21 years of his life were given to the ministry of the divine message. In declining health he spent the last few months of his earthly life and passed to his reward at the home of his son, Frank, in Prestonsburg, dying Sunday, May 6, aged 63 years 9 month and 19 days. The funeral services took place in the Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, Monday conducted by Elders Will Hall and Warren H. Preston. The body was laid to rest in the Gearhart Cemetery in East Prestonsburg. Big Sandy news, May 18, 1923
Mrs. Electra Van Hannah, ?88? died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Vansant. She had been seriously ill for about 3 weeks. Mrs. Hannah was born in Virginia in 1831?. Judge Hannah of Leesburg, FL is her son. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
HATCHER, Mary (Fairchild)
Mrs. Mary Fairchild Hatcher died in a hospital at Ironton Wednesday night and the body will be taken to Cliff, Floyd County, for burial in the Elliott Cemetery. She was about 54 yeas old, wife of George Hatcher. She leaves 2 grown children. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
Mary C. Hatcher, daughter of John H. and Clarinda Fairchild was born May 17, 1867 and died May 2, 1923, aged 55 years 11 months and 15 days. She was married to George M. Hatcher Mar 11, 1891. He was ?? of age on Apr 4 and survives. To this union were born three children, Otto P. Hatcher, Wayland, KY, George Glen Hatcher, Bonanza, KY and Mrs. Cecil Lovely, Richmond, KY. Besides these her nearest kin are 5 brothers and one sister: Frank Fairchild, Wyandotte, MI, John Fairchild, Schulter, OK, Newton Fairchild, Dallas, TX, Dennis Fairchild, Allen, KY, Harry Fairchild, Ardmore, OK, and Mrs. Fred Rice, Riceville, KY, all of whom were present at her burial except 2 brothers and the sister. Her husband, all the children and their families were at her bedside in an Ironton hospital, when the end came. She had been in ill health for some weeks before being removed from her home at Bonanza but it was not until Mar 5th that special alarm was felt. She lived 3 weeks after being placed in the hospital. Some 40 years ago Mrs. Hatcher was converted and joined the M. E. church, remaining a faithful and devoted Christian throughout life. She met Mr. Hatcher at Mr. I. W. Elliott's in 1889 while she was teaching in the rural school. His request was to have her body laid to rest in the cemetery that surrounds the old school house where he found her. This was approved by all others who were interested. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Lizzie Hatten, 69, Tuesday afternoon from her Huntington residence. Mrs. Hatten who died Sunday morning following a brief illness, was a lifelong resident of Wayne County and was one of the best known women in the section. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Handley of Kenova, and 3 sons, Russell H. Hatten and C. A. Hatten of Kenova, and F. K. Hatten of Keysville, GA. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
HAYES, Annie S.
Mrs. Annie S. Hayes died at the hospital in Louisa Monday morning from injuries received in the airplane accident at this place on Tuesday evening of last week. Until Sunday afternoon her condition had been regarded as favorable and her recovery was fully expected. She died in a convulsion. The body was taken to the residence of M. F. Conley, which was her home for about 17 years, and the funeral was held there on Wednesday morning. Rev. James D. Bell, of Greenup, who performed the ceremony at the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes 2 years ago, was called from Greenup to preach the funeral. He was assisted by Rev. F.P. Jernigan who conducted the funeral of Mr. Hayes last September. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Baptist Church but the local church has no preacher at present.
A choir composed of singers from various churches sang hymns and there was a duet by Miss Opal Spencer and Mr. Will Cain. A very large number of people attended the services and a long line of automobiles carried relatives and friends to Pine Hill Cemetery where the body was laid beside that of her husband. Mrs. Annie Skeens Hayes would have been 40 years old Jun 5th. She was one of 6 children born and reared a few miles north of Louisa. Those surviving are Drew Skeens, Miss Bettie Skeens, Mrs. Daisy Waldeck and Mrs. Ben Heston. All were at the funeral except Mrs. Waldeck who lived in Wisconsin. In April, 1921, Miss Skeens became the wife of Willard L. Hayes, an oil well contractor with whom she lived happily until his death 18months later. She was a good Christian woman, respected by everybody.
The NEWS last week reported rather briefly the airplane accident in which Mrs. Hayes, Neil H. Conley and Ralph C. Barrows were injured. At that time no fatalities were expected, but the injuries to Mr. Conley appeared to be somewhat the most serious. Mr. Barrows has a deep cut in the chin, numerous bruises, and 2 teeth were knocked out. Mr. Conley is in a hospital at Cincinnati and his condition is considered quite favorable. An operation was performed, Tuesday morning of this week. The upper jaw was broken entirely across above the teeth which is the most serious injury. Mr. Barrows, the aviator, expected to leave on Wednesday of last week for his home in Connecticut and he had invited Mrs. Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Conley to make a flight with him. Mrs. Hayes was especially desirous of going and arranged the flight at 5 o'clock. Neil Conley drove them to the landing field on Phil Preece's farm, a little more than a mile north of Louisa. Mr. and Mrs. Conley made the first flight being up about 10 minutes. Mrs. Hayes then got in the plane and asked Neil to go with her. He had been up several times before and did not expect to go at this time, but did so when requested. the usual flight over the town was made and on the way back to the landing field the motor stopped. Mr. Barrows glided down to what appeared to be 15 to 20 feet of the ground. He had been forced to make a sharp turn in order to get on the field in the right direction. With a few feet yet to descend the speed has so slackened that the plane could not be controlled and dropped at quite a sharp angle, the nose striking first. The fall made quite a loud crash, the lower wings and some other parts being crushed. Mr. and Mrs. Conley were about 500 feet distant. Running to the wreck they found their son and Mrs. Hayes unconscious and limp. A passing handcar stopped and the men assisted in getting them out. Doctors were sent for and arrived promptly. It was not until the next day that either of the 2 injured persons became rational. Mr. Barrows was stunned, but soon recovered and helped with the work. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Georgia Hensley of Sixth Street, at her home by the Rev. A. H. Reese, pastor of the United Brethren Church Monday afternoon after which interment at Spring Hill Cemetery took place. Mrs. Hensley who for several years has been a resident of Huntington, died at her home Friday night after several weeks illness with complications. She is survived by a son, George B. Snead. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1923
HOLBROOK, Calvin, Jr.
Columbus, OH--The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Holbrook and took their darling little baby, Calvin, Jr. He was born in October 1922 departed this life May 13?, 1923 age 7 months. The child was sick about 3 months the disease developing into pneumonia. Rev. Mr. Meyers preached the funeral sermon to a large crowd of relatives and friends. Relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Holbrook, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Wright of East Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Lyss Cordle and ??? Adams and family and Mrs. Ray Wilson. After the funeral the body was taken to West Jefferson, OH for burial in the beautiful cemetery overlooking Big Darby Creek. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
HOOSER, Mrs. John (Ella Wilson)
The wife of Johnie Hooser, of Hubbardstown, WV died on Apr 23 after an illness of 2 weeks or more with pneumonia. Before marriage she was Miss Ella Wilson. She was a daughter of Mr. Joe Wilson who now lived in Ohio having moved there from Hubbardstown. the surviving members of her family are her husband and 6 children the oldest only 7 years of age. Burial took place near the home. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
Floyd Johnson, 25, farmer, was killed at his home near Hi-Carbon, on East Fork Tuesday evening. Johnson was shot through the head about 5 p.m. as he lay asleep in the hayloft of his barn in the rear of his house. He was taken to the hospital and died early Wednesday. County officials were seeking his 17 year old stepson, Turner Kirk, in connection with the shooting. He is survived by his widow, one son and 5 stepchildren. The cause of the killing is said to be a quarrel between Johnson and his wife which ended in a fight during which Mrs. Johnson was severely beaten, according to the officers who investigated the affair. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1923
The death of Tom Johnson occurred a few days ago at his home at Salyersville. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about 4 years ago and was never well afterwards. He is survived by 2 daughters, one of whom is Mrs. George Kirk of this place. Big Sandy news, May 18, 1923
Our neighborhood was suddenly shocked last Friday morning when the news came that Green Kitchen was dead. Neuralgia was the cause of his death, he being sick 6 weeks. He was born May 2, 1880, died Apr 20, 1923 age 42 years 11 months 18 days. Green Kitchen was a man that was liked by everybody, an honest, moral citizen ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress. He leaves a wife, 8 children, father, stepmother, 10 sisters and 12 brothers to mourn the loss of a loving companion, a kind father, a dear son and affectionate brother. He prayed most all the time he was sick. He was laid to rest on the hill over looking the home of his father, Arthur Kitchen. Bros. Roland Hutchison and Martin Berry preached the funeral to a large congregation of sorrowing relative and friends. His sister, Mrs. Bethley Murray of Henrietta and brother, German of Catlettsburg arrived to late for the funeral. A sister in law, Mrs. D.K. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
Herbert Lockhart age 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Lockhart of Switzer, WV died Thursday at the home of his parents of pneumonia. The body was shipped to Elkhorn City for interment. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
Russell May, oldest son of W. H. May, deceased and Mary R. May died in an Ashland hospital May 2, He was operated on more than 2 weeks ago for appendicitis. Russell was 17 yeas of age and had many friends here by whom he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his mother, one brother and 3 sisters. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
MCGUIRE, Mrs. H. G.
Mrs.. H. G. McGuire ?57?, died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Carrie Greer, in Huntington, following 4 weeks severe illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, after which the body was interred at Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McGuire was born in Martin County, KY in 1866?. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Louise ???? of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Carrie Greer, Mrs. Alice Stapleton of Chesapeake, OH and a son, Harry McGuire of Indianapolis. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1923
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. This can truly be said of Miss Clara McKinster whose spirit took its flight back to the Lord who gave it Monday, May 14, 1923. During all of Clara's life she never enjoyed good health as she was a cripple from babyhood. Always very feeble, but always if church and Sunday school were in her reach she was found there willing to do her ?? for the Lord. At the age of 19 years, Clara gave her heart to God and during 18 years she never was known by anyone to make a misstep. Clara's death was caused from a cancer which she has suffered for 4 years. In her death mother has lost a loving daughter, brothers and sister a dear sister the neighborhood a king friend. Her father and sister preceded her to the better world some time ago. Brothers left are: ?? and Milt of Adams, John of Ledocio, ??? McKinster of Wayne, WV, sisters, Mrs. J. M. Short, Mrs. J. M. Hays, Mrs. T??? Thompson, Mrs. W. A. Castle of Ledocio and Mrs. Henry Salyers? of Alabama. On the 15th funeral services were held at the old home where she had spent her life being conducted by Revs. Levi Streittenberger and W.T. Fraley, after which her body was laid to sleep the sweet sleep till the dead and Christ shall rise. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
MILLS, Hobert L.
The body of Hobert L. Mills, 35, of Williamson, accompanied by his widow and by Mr. and Mrs. George Meek of Columbus, OH, was taken from Huntington to Williamson Tuesday for burial. Mr. Mills died in a hospital Monday night, his death being caused by complications. He is survived by his wife and his daughter, Mrs. George Meek of Columbus. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
PACK, George W.
On Apr 26?th the death angel visited the home of M. A. Pack and took from our home our loving father, George W. Pack, age 81. He had been sick 3 months and bore his afflictions with patience. While we miss him in our home we believe our loss is heaven's gain. He leaves to mourn 4 children, one son, 3 daughters, M. A. Pack, Mrs. Hester Travis, Mrs. Bell Miller, Mrs. Fanny Newcomb. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
PATTON, Laban T.
The funeral of Laban T. Patton, 31, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Patton of Catlettsburg, who died at the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Thursday night, was held at Beechmoor, the Patton home Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Arden P. Keyser, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Catlettsburg, assisted by Rev. C. A. Slaughter, Ashland, presiding elder. The body was brought home Saturday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Somerville, the latter a sister to the young man. A large number of persons attended the funeral, as Mr. Patton was unusually popular and widely known throughout this section. He died after submitting to a hypodermic injected treatment of insulin a new serum for diabetes. He had been in declining health since he left overseas war service where he was connected with the 11th engineering corps. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
PORTER, Mrs. Margaret
The body of Mrs. Margaret Porter, 76, was taken to Hitchens for burial on Friday of this week. Her death occurred at the home of her son, J. M. Porter in Huntington. Two brothers, G. C. and I.M.D. Porter of Grayson survive. She was born in Russell County, VA, but had lived in Kentucky in recent years. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1923
Robert Rayburn a good citizen living a few miles from Louisa, in Wayne County, WV has been notified of the death of his son, Hugh, which occurred on board a naval vessel about a month ago. He had been in the navy about 8 months. Death occurred at Peace, Turkey, near Egypt, where the ship Overton was lying in port. The body will be brought back for burial and should arrive next Saturday or Sunday. Interment in the Lakin Cemetery. The following is an extract from a letter written by the ship's Captain to Mr. Rayburn, dated March 31:
"I am terribly sorry that I must write and tell you the painful news of your son's death. He was such a fine young man that it was even harder for me as but the day before I had been telling the new Captain how Rayburn would come to my cabin and in such a manly way make reports. I knew your boy very well as he was my very best orderly and ever since he has been on our ship he has shown himself to be an upright, cheerful, willing shipmate, loved by his shipmates and continually given the highest marks by his officers and his Captain. To lose such a man is a loss to our service and I, who have a son, realize how terrible his loss is to you: my sympathy is great.
Last night I went to the American Hospital and saw your son, I spoke to him and he knew me right away. I cheered him all I could and told him that I would tell you his father, how proud I was of the way he was fighting to withstand the shock of his terrible hurt. He forgot his pains for a while and lay back in bed and drank a glass of water. He quieted and talked a little with me and said he hoped to be back and report the boat alongside again. I know that you are suffering as you read this, I assure you that my heart is most full. His last words were "Captain, I wish I was reporting the Dory alongside to you now." I answered him, "It is up to you to grit your teeth and come back on board and be assured now that we all will tend to everything for you and that I will write your father how brave and strong you are." He said, "Yes I know Captain and tell him about it." So his last thoughts were of you. Your son and another man, Willis, J. B. were in the paint locker of the ship when an explosion of probably gasoline or paint took place. the other man, Willis, was also badly burned. Willis and your son came up on deck and all possible aid was at once given them. Your son showed great grit and bore his pain with such manliness before his shipmates that they have remarked "what grit he had". He was sent to the hospital as quickly as possible. I assure you that everything possible was done. Again I express my deepest sympathy. Most sincerely, (Capt) Bruce R. Ware. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
With the death of Miss Mary Riddle, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Riddle of Normal last Saturday night, the toll of measles and pneumonia had taken the third child from their family in one week. Of these 7 children surviving, 3 of them, all girls, are in serious condition with the malady, hope for one of the surviving girls being very slight. The entire family of 10 children contracted measles over one week ago, the four boys recovering rapidly. The girls became very ill, however, and the youngest child, Helen, 13 months of age, died Sunday. On the following Tuesday, Lucille, 12, died after pneumonia had complicated her illness. A double funeral for the 2 children was held last Thursday at the Grassland Methodist Church, burial being made in the Grassland cemetery near the former home of the family. the funeral of Miss Mary Riddle, the oldest daughter, who died Saturday, was held at Grassland Tuesday. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
SHANNON, Pearl Katherine
Pearl Katherine, the 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shannon, died at their home in Huntington on Wednesday night of last week. An attack of measles and pneumonia caused her death. She was their only child. Burial took place at Huntington following funeral services held at the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. W. M. Shannon is a grandson of Mrs. Lydia Atkins, of this place, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shannon, deceased. Big Sandy New, May 25, 1923
Henry Sparks, aged 86, died last Friday at his home on Hood. He was a prominent citizen of that place and a large real estate owner. Mrs. Burnam Roberts is a daughter and Judge M. M. Burgess of this place a nephew of Mr. Sparks. He had been a resident of the community in which he lived many years. His death occurred after a week's illness. Big Sandy news, May 4, 1923
STEELE, Floyd W.
Logan, WV, May 11--Floyd W. Steele, age 26? a salesman for Armour and Company, of this city, was found dead in bed this morning. Steele began to feel badly yesterday and took off with convulsions about midnight last night. Dr. H. R. Lawson was called. At 2 p.m. the doctor left the young man sleeping and apparently his condition was not serious. H, C. Epperson who resided at the same place as Steele, remained by his bedside until 4:30 a.m. and returned at 6:30 and found the young man dead. Cause of death is unknown. The body was sent to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steele of Graham, VA. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1923
VARNEY, Kenna L.
Kenna L. Varney was killed and his wife seriously injured when their car went over a bank on the road near Williamson, WV on Tuesday evening of last week. Mr. Varney died a few minutes after the accident. He was crushed about the head and chest. His wife's injuries were to the lower limbs and it was necessary to amputate one of them. A heavy rain put the road in bad condition, causing the accident it is said. Mr. Varney was 37 years of age and less than a month ago was married to Miss Lula Parks of Delorme. It was his second marriage. A son of the former marriage is in school at Richmond, VA. Mr. Varney saw service in France in the war. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
WALKER, Mary Elizabeth (Sparks)
Yatesville--The body of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Walker who was a sister to Mr. Colba Sparks was brought here from Chattaroy, WV and interred at the Colba Sparks graveyard. Mrs. Walker was 70? years old and had long been a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hulette and the music was furnished by the Rev. William Sparks and his 2 daughters. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
The funeral of Mordecai Williams, 87, for many years a prominent figure in political and public life in Eastern Kentucky and who died Wednesday night after an illness of several months, was held at the old home at Normal. Burial was made in the Williams Cemetery near his home. The Revs. A. P. Keyser, C. A. Slaughter and B. S Akers conducted the short service. Mr. Williams, until the last 3 years, was a familiar figur5e in the public life, and was at one time a member of the Kentucky legislature representing Boyd, Carter and part of Elliott County 3 sessions and had always been interested in the local and national questions. With, his death, the last of the founders of the M. E. Church, South of Catlettsburg has passed. Mr. Williams' wife, the late Mrs. Neppie? G??? Roberts Williams, who died in 1920? was widely known throughout the state as an educator and highly cultured woman. She established the Eastern Kentucky Normal School at Catlettsburg in her early years at which many local men and women received their education. Mr. Williams, before his virtual retirement several years ago was on of the best known and most picturesque figures in this section. He was born on Williams Creek in Greenup County, now Boyd, in 1835?, Fifteen years ago he was shot 2 times when he fought with a burglar in his house, his only weapon being a Masonic sword. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
WOODS, Mrs. John (Maudie Simpson)
The body of Mrs. John Woods was brought to Louisa on Wednesday of this week and was taken to the Wadkins burial ground Thursday for interment. She was the daughter of Ab Simpson and lived near this place before her marriage. She was a resident of Logan, WV at the time of her death. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1923
ON Apr 29th the death angel visited the home of John Woods of Ethel, WV and called for its victim his loving wife, Maudie Woods. She was the daughter of Ab and Rebecca Simpson, was born and raised in Lawrence County and was married to John Woods about 10 years ago to which union was born one child, John, Jr. Maudie was converted 8 years ago and lived a Christian life until God in his wisdom saw fit to call her home. She was a loving wife and mother and a kind friend to all whom she met. Her death was caused by measles followed by pneumonia. Her body was brought to Smokey Valley and laid to rest by the side of her mother who preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Francis of Kenova, WV. She leaves a father, 2 sisters, one brother, husband and a dear little boy to mourn their loss. Ab Simpson, father, and brother, Arbie Simpson and Mrs. Fanny Woods of Ethel, WV and Mrs. Egle Biggs of Cyrus, WV. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1923
Prestonsburg--The 13 year old son of Will Yates was struck by a falling tree Wednesday and killed. He and his father were cutting ties and one tree landed on another. In dislodging it the young fellow was struck and fatally injured he died a short time afterwards. The sad accident happened about 2 miles below town. Big Sandy News, May 4,1923
ASLETT, Mrs. Sidney
Mrs. Sidney Aslett died in G. J. Carter's department store last Saturday. While shopping she became sick and fell to the floor. A physician was called immediately, but she was dead when he arrived. Apoplexy is thought to have been the cause. Considerable excitement was caused by the sad incident. The body was removed to the Louisa Inn by undertaker A. Snyder. She was 33 years old and is survived by her husband and an adopted daughter who are residing at the Louisa Inn. Her father lives in Texas and was unable to get to Louisa in time for the funeral. Mrs. Aslett had some time ago undergone an operation in Ashland and had not as yet entirely regained her health. Her death was due to blood clot on the brain. The funeral services were conducted at the Louisa Inn by Rev. Jernigan. She was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery Monday afternoon. These people came to Louisa several months ago from Texas. Mr. Aslett is a machinist in the employ of the Cliff Machine & Boiler Company. Big Sandy news, Jun 1, 1923
Ulysses--The remains of Sylvester Borders, a former resident of this place, were brought here Monday and interred in the family burying ground beside the mother who died some years ago. Mr. Borders died at his home at Pueblo, CO, having gone west on account of bad health. He was a victim of tuberculosis and is survived by his widow and several children, his father, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Sylvester Borders was born at Ulysses, Lawrence County, KY, Jul ?30? 1877? and died May 29, 1923, being nearly 46 years of age. He was reared partly in Lawrence and partly in Menifee County, but there, was no place like Georges Creek, Lawrence County, to him. He married Jo??, daughter of Doc Young, about 21? years ago and to them were born 8 children who survive him. They moved to Ohio several years ago where Sylvester toiled on the farms through ??? icy cold winters that they have in northern Ohio. There he contracted tuberculosis. By the advice of his physician he moved to Colorado about 8 years ago but too late to affect a cure. He braced up with all the fortitude one could summon trying to believe he would overcome the awful malady, but the disease proved too much for him and he finally succumbed to its awful pangs and passed away. His body was brought back to Georges Creek accompanied by his wife, where it was laid to rest. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1923
A. Boyd was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning of last week at his home at Inez. He was a veteran of the Civil War and his death followed that of his comrade Judge J. D. Kirk exactly one year. He lived on Georges Creek, this county, a number of years, but since his second marriage had been a resident of Inez, his wife having been Mrs. Sarah Williams of Inez. A number of grown children and the widow survive. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1923
Paintsville, KY Jun 19--"Bub" Brown, alleged by police to have been carrying liquor into Paintsville on his horse, died here Monday of wounds inflicted when Chief of Police Frank Caudill and Patrolman John Green and Manuel Fitzpatrick fired on him after he had refused to halt at their order. Brown's friends claim that he was not transporting moonshine, but tried to escape the officers because he thought them holdup men. With Brown was another man who was slightly wounded and rode away. He came to Paintsville, later however. The policemen took up their post Sunday night after being advised that an attempt was being made to bring in liquor. Brown is said to have spurred up his horse when told to halt. He was shot in the side and head. He did not regain consciousness. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
Harvey Burchett, age ?87?, died at his home near Yatesville Monday night. The death was sudden and unexpected. He was apparently enjoying his usual good health up to the time of ????. A little later some one in the house heard him struggling for breath. Neighbors were called in but nothing could be done for him. He died soon afterward without having spoken. Mr. Burchett's wife died 2 or 3 years ago. He is a brother of Robert Burchett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1923
CALDWELL, Lucy .
A telegram was received Saturday notifying Louisa relatives of the death of Mrs. Lucy Johns Caldwell. She had been in ill health quite a while and was in a hospital in Ironton, OH for some time. Her death occurred at the home of relatives at Harold. Mrs. Caldwell lived in Louisa a few years ago and news of her death brings sorrow to many friends here. She is survived by a daughter and son, Anna ??? and John. The daughter is married. Burial took place in the family burial ground at Harold. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
Mrs. Susan Carraway, 39, shot and killed herself in an upstairs room of her home at Princess, Boyd County, Tuesday night. Despondency over the recent death of her husband, who died 10 days ago, following a long illness is said to be the cause of the woman's rash act. The weapon used was a .38 caliber pistol, the ball penetrating the brain. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
After an illness extending through many months, Cox Carter, passed away last Friday, Jun 1st. His death was caused by a complication of ailments. Mr. Carter was 70? years of age on the day of his death. He is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters: Alex Carter of Columbus, OH, James, Robert and Lafe, Mrs. Ves Ball and Mrs. ??? of Ellen. His wife was a sister of Judge T. S. Thompson, of this place. She died less than a year ago. For many years Mr. Carter had been a resident of the community in which he died. he was a prominent citizen. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon, burial in the family burial ground near the home. Big Sandy News, Jun 8,1923
COOPER, David M.
David M. Cooper, 73, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Isaac Adams at Pollard Wednesday morning. Mr. Cooper moved there from Johnson County about 3 years ago and was a farmer during all his active years. The remains were taken to Magoffin County on the Big Sandy train where the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lacey Brown, of the Christian Church, of which Mr. Cooper was long a devoted member. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Isaac Adams, Crockett, and Har?? Cooper of Pollard, Mrs. Wiley Adams, Mrs. Bertha Howington, Mrs. Ruel Salyers and James and William Cooper of Johnson and Magoffin Counties. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
The following is from the Wayne County News--Elisha Curnutte, of Radnor, this county, died in Wayne early Monday morning of this week. He had been to see a doctor Sunday evening and it is thought probable that his death was the result of an overdose of medicine since an empty bottle was found by his bed. Curnutte was staying with Allen Lindsey. When called for breakfast Monday morning he complained of being ill. A doctor was called and he lived only a short while. Curnutte came to this county in 1892 from Fallsburg, KY and married Cynthia Hampton. He has lived here ever since. the body was taken to Radnor Tuesday and interment made in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
DAWSON, John L.
On last Friday evening, John L. Dawson died at his home in Wayne from Bright's disease which had confined him to his bed for many months. Mr. Dawson was 44 years old and was born and reared in this county. He was married to Eunoka Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Wilson, some ?20 years ago. Surviving relatives are his wife, 5 children, mother and 2 sisters. The deceased was a former conductor on the N & W and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway conductors. He was also a member of the K of P lodge, which order assisted in the burial. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. A. W. Damron, pastor of the church of which the deceased was a member. Interment was made in the Wayne Cemetery. Mr. Dawson was a good citizen and his passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. Wayne County News. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Ironton, OH, Jun 19--The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeHaven was made desolate last evening when death claimed their four months old son Charles, in one of the strangest accidents to be reported in this city. The tragedy occurred in the early evening. the mother had carefully placed the sleeping infant on a bed and had gone down stairs to care for another child, recuperating from an illness. Hardly more than 20 minutes had elapsed when she returned to the room and was startled on discovering the babe on the floor at the foot of the bed, in a sitting position, its head through the lower rails of the bed, just a few inches from the floor. The only possible explanation of the tragic accident is that the child in some manner worked itself through the bars of the foot of the bed and that is neck was broken in the fall when it struck the lower cross bars of the bed. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1923
DIXON, Mattie J.
Mrs. Mattie J. Dixon passed away at the home of her brother, John Muse, at Jefferson, OH on Sunday morning, Apr 22, 1923, death being caused by cerebral hemorrhage. Rev. Smith of Jefferson, read the Methodist burial service at the home on Thursday morning, after which the body was taken to New Lebanon, PA and there interred in the family lot by the side of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Muse. Rev. Frampton of Sandy Lake reading the burial service. Four nephews, Clinton, Cyrenus, Theodore and Roy Muse, were the pall bearers. After a slight stroke in October 1921, Mrs. Dixon went to Ohio to make her home with her brother and his wife. For the past year her general health was apparently very good. She was looking forward to a happy birthday party on May 8 at which time her daughter was to have been with her. But such joy was not to be. After a sudden nausea on Sunday morning, she lay down to rest and fell asleep and so, sleeping, died.
Mrs. Dixon was born in New Lebanon, PA May 8, 1849 and lived there till her marriage with Addison Sprague Jan 1, 1872. In 1886 they moved to Blaine, KY, where Mr. Sprague was one of the pioneers in the now famous oil field. Here, Mr. Sprague died. of this union, 2 children were born, a son who died in infancy and a daughter, Esther L. residing in Minnesota. As the wife of Judge A. Hawes she lived for a time in Prosperity, KY, moving to Louisa after the death of Judge Hawes. In 1897, she was united in marriage with Mr. B. Dixon who passed away 5 years ago. Mrs. Dixon's ancestry on both sides was of Revolutionary stock on the side of her mother, Catherine Martin going back to John Martin of New Jersey, on whose farm the battle of Trenton was fought he being a soldier in the Continental side and his wife making bullets for the soldiers during the progress of the engagement, and at its close, assisting in the care of the wounded and on her father's side to Kimball Muse, a soldier in the same war.
Aunt Mattie as she was familiarly called, was characterized by her absolute integrity and her philosophy of life that always caused her to look on the bright side. She was ever generous of her strength, when able in times of illness. Her unselfishness and her habit of looking for the best in others were perhaps her most dominant traits together with an intense dislike for anything savoring of unkind adverse criticism of her friends and acquaintances. Those of her immediate family left are her daughter, Esther L. Sprague, her sisters, Mrs. Alice Cole and Mrs. Anna Rogers and her brothers, Homer, John and Miniard Muse. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Andy Dyer, well known citizen of near Nestlow, Stonewall district, in this county, died at his home on last Wednesday. The deceased was the son of John Dyer who came to this county from Virginia. Surviving relatives are his wife, and 2 children, Mrs. Bessie Frasher and Alfred Dyer of this county. One sister, Mrs. Henry Hale of near East Lynn, and several brothers also survive. Wayne News. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
FARLEY, Mrs. J. G.
Mrs. J. G. Farley of Elkhorn City, Pike County, shot herself through the temple Sunday from the effect of which she died a few hours later. It is said family differences had existed for some time between Mrs. Farley and her husband and that at noon Saturday when she had prepared dinner and went in quest of her husband she found him eating at the house of a neighbor, incensed at this action she returned home, secured a revolver, and was on her way back to the neighbor's when interrupted by him. She made some threats on the life of the neighbor, it is said, but when released from his grasp turned the revolver on herself and fired, the shot passing through the temple. Death followed a few hours later. Mrs. Farley was a daughter of John Matney and a niece of James Matney, chief of police of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
FERGUSON, William H.
William H. Ferguson, 24, single, C & O engineer, of Westmoreland, was instantly killed at Ashland Tuesday when an automobile which he was driving overturned on the first horseshoe bend 4 miles south of Ashland on the Midland Trail. Ferguson and a young woman companion were headed toward Ashland when the car went off the road and overturned. The young woman's identity has not been learned. According to an eyewitness the woman received a gash in her forehead. She is believed to have been from Portsmouth. Ferguson received a broken neck. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ferguson, with whom he resided, and 3 brothers. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1923
Miss Norman Ferman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blair Ferman of near Wayne died Monday afternoon of this week as the result of an attack of measles followed by pneumonia. She had been very low for several days but her death was not expected. the deceased was a student in the county high school here last year and was held in high regard by her friends and associates of this community. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
FLANERY, John Milton
Grayson, KY--John Milton Flanery, 55 years old merchant of Olive Hill and former sheriff of Carter County, ended his life here last Friday morning by hanging himself in the barn in the rear of his home. Despondency over ill health was attributed as the cause of his act. Relatives and friends were shocked by his tragic death as he had been ill only 4 weeks and had not intimated that he contemplated suicide. Thursday Mrs. Flanery returned her husband home from Olive Hill. He arose at 5 o'clock Friday morning after dressing awakened his wife. Before she arose he had left the house. She instituted search for him and found him lifeless, hanging in the barn. A wire which he had kept in his automobile was used by Mr. Flanery to end his life. After looping it around his neck and to a rafter of the bar he had leaped off a manger in a stall. Besides his widow he is survived by 5 children and several brothers. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1923
The death of Rinda Garred, colored, occurred at her home Saturday morning. Gall stones caused her death. She was the wife of John Garred restaurant proprietor. She leaves a large family, nearly all grown. Her father, Joe Botts, also makes his home with the family. She was respected by all who knew her. The body was taken to Ashland on Monday for burial by the side of her mother and sister. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
Gladys, daughter of Charley Gartin, was fatally shot last Saturday morning by a playmate, Charles Ray. She died Sunday evening in a hospital at Montgomery, WV. She was 11 years old and the boy who fired the shot is 8. The accident occurred at Westerly?, WV to which place Mr. Gartin moved his family about 2 months ago. Their home is at Cordell, this county, and the body was brought to Louisa Monday evening and taken to Cordell for burial. The father is a son of Elijah Gartin and the mother a daughter of Rob Lawson of Eden. The children of the 2 families had been playing with a target rifle, snapping it at each other. A younger brother, Charles slipped a cartridge into the gun while the attention of the others were centered on something. Later on Charles picked up the rifle again and pointed it at Gladys, pulling the trigger. The ball entered her back near the shoulder blade and pierced a lung. It is regarded as purely an accident. The little boy who fired the shot is deeply grieved. Big Sandy News, Jun 29,1923
Pikeville--On Tuesday night, while transferring timbers from the No. 207 mine to McRoberts, through the mine, there was a wreck of a trip in which Mart Honaker, timber boss, was fatally injured. It is said that speed, on none too good a track, was the cause of H. Dwight McConnell had just fixed a seat for himself and had moved away to get something, when Mr. Honaker jokingly slipped into the seat remarking that Dwight would have to get him another. After the trip had started it was only a few minutes until the scene had turned from gay to grave and serious pandemonium. One man fatally and 2 other hurt. Mr. Honaker died about 9:15 p.m. He leaves a wife and 6 children, the oldest about 15 and the youngest about one year old. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Odd Fellows and the Red Men. His remains were taken to Salyersville for burial. He was a resident of Jenkins in Wheaton Hollow and was a well respected and good citizen. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
HUTCHISON, George (Doc)
A message received Thursday bearing the news of the death of George (Doc) Hutchison brought grief to many in this little village, the home of his birth and boyhood days. He had been absent several years, having always made good in his different vocations. Soon after leaving here he became a pilot on the Ohio River steamers, later rising to Captain of the Greenwood, one of the largest steamers. He was married in 1909? to Miss Anna Kochler, member of one of Pomeroy's best families whose father owned several of the Pomeroy salt works and was very prominently connected with many business enterprises. Some 2 years after his marriage he suffered a severe illness after which he was not able to resume his old profession he then became proprietor of the Remington hotel at Pomeroy and died a successful business there until about 3 years ago when he went to Logan, OH and took charge of "The Ambrose", one of the best hotels in that section and was in charge of this hotel when he was stricken with pneumonia from which he died after 7 days' illness, his frail constitution not being able to withstand the ravages of the disease.
Specialists from Columbus were called and trained nurses were at attendance constantly, nothing being spared that might aid in his recovery but death called him on Thursday morning. The funeral was preached at Logan by the Presbyterian minister, he having been a member of that church. On Saturday morning after which the remains accompanied by the widow and 2 children and a number of friends and relatives were driven to Pomeroy and after a brief burial service were laid to rest in the beautiful Pomeroy cemetery overlooking the Ohio River. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Lou Hutchison of Parkersburg, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Hale of Parkersburg, and Mrs. John Clark of Oakview, and 3 brothers, Henderson, of Long Beach, CA, Kinner of Chicago and Will of Clarksburg. None of the brothers were present at the funeral on account of illness and the long distance. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Mrs. Susie Jude and James Stepp were both badly hurt when an automobile driven by Stepp went over the hill between West Williamson and the central part of the city. In addition to the two mentioned there were in the auto Miss Mor?? Triplett and James Triplett but they escaped with slight bruises and scratcher. The four were on their way from Himlersville to Williamson, to visit a friend, "Bob" Preece who is ill in the hospital. They were driving slowly up the hill east of West Williamson behind a car driven by Dr. Price, of Chattaroy, when the forward car stopped and Stepp ran into it. In an attempt to back away from the Price car, Stepp ran too close to the edge of the road and his car plunged down the hillside, a sheer fall of many feet. The car was badly torn up and to witnessed it appeared impossible that the occupants should all be alive. But when assistance reached them all were found alive and two of them practically unhurt. Mrs. Jude, who is an elderly woman, was found to have sustained fractures of a hip, a leg and an arm, and a badly bruised eye. Stepp's skull was fractured and his left side badly bruised. Both patients are doing well and it is though both will survive. This is but one of a large number of automobile accidents that have occurred on the dangerous road between the main part of Williamson and its growing and progressive suburbs and it is hoped that a proper failing will be installed there. Williamson News, Later Mrs. Jude died on Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
William Kirkpatrick, 26, miner was instantly killed Thursday when the automobile he was driving was struck by a C & O passenger train at the Kilgore crossing, 13 miles south of Ashland. His body was taken to the residence at Rush where funeral services were held. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Kirkpatrick was on his way after gasoline and it is believed that his view of the track was obstructed by a cut of cars on a sidetrack. He was employed in the coal mines at Rush. He is survived by his widow and one 2 year old girl. His mother, Mrs. William Kirkpatrick, also, survives. She resides at Fort Gay, WV. A sister resides in Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
LAYNE, John W.
Uncle John W. Layne, 84 years of age, died of senility. He had been confined to his bed for almost 4 years but was sustained by his wonderful vitality. He is survived by 2 sons, Will H. and John F. and one daughter, Mrs. J?? M. Davidson with whom he lived. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Prestonsburg lost its oldest citizen in the passing of Mr. John W. Layne on May 31, 1923. He was born Aug ?21?, 1838 in this county, thus being 84 years and 9 months old. He had spent all his married life in Prestonsburg where for a number of years he engaged in the hotel business and later in the mercantile business. For the last 3 years and 8 months, he had been confined to his bed most of the time due to a fall that he received. During this period he was very patient and did not want to be any trouble to those who so faithfully ministered to him. He was a good citizen, a warm friend, a faithful soldier of the cross and a loving father. Three children, Mrs. Jo M. Davidson, Mr. Will H. Layne, both of Prestonsburg and Mr. John Layne of Ashland and a host of surviving relatives and friends are left to mourn his going. Prestonsburg Post. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1923
On Friday, Jun 15, Mrs. Effie Lester, wife of Sanders Lester, died at her home on Millers Fork, after an illness of 6 months. Mrs. Lester was 55 years 11 months and 6 days old. She leaves a husband, 3 children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The children are Mrs. Vada Lambert of Ironton, OH, Ermine and Jesse Lester both of Wayne route two. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
MALATESTA, Anthony J.
On Friday evening Apr 20, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. A. J. Malatesta of Mt. Vernon, NY and claimed for its victim her loving husband, Anthony J. Malatesta. He had been sick for several months, neuritis being the cause, though he bore his suffering with great patience. Anthony J. Malatesta was born in Baltimore, MD Jun 23, 1872?, therefore he was 50? years 9 months and 28 days at death. He came to Kentucky in 1902 and on Nov 15, 1902 was married to Miss Emma V. Austin. Their married life has been one of peace and devotion, sharing each others joy and sorrows. To this union were born 3 children, one of whom preceded its father to the glory world, there to welcome him into the realms of bliss, when on the 20th day of April, his spirit took its flight from this old world. The remains were brought to Fallsburg, KY on Monday, Apr 23, to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Austin, and on Tuesday morning, Apr 24, were buried by the side of his little daughter. The burial was largely attended by friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Mrs. Ida Martin, wife of Ballard Martin, died May 26th at her home near Northern, Floyd County, KY. She had been confined to her room only a short time, but had been in poor health for 2 years, being afflicted with cancer. She was buried by the side of her father in the family cemetery at their home on Beaver Creek. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Webb. Her father died in June 1919, at the age of ?90? years and her mother survives her. She was married to Ballard Martin in 1903. Several brothers and sisters survive. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
MAY, William Jefferson
William Jefferson May, 12 year old son of Oscar C. May of Salyersville, died in Ashland with appendicitis. The body was returned to Salyersville for burial. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Big Sandy news, Jun 8, 1923
Mrs. Hulda Meek, age 78 years and 6 months, died on Thursday evening, May 28? at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Mayo Fetter, in Ashland. The body was taken to Paintsville Saturday where it was laid to rest by the side of her husband, Mr. Greenville Meek who died many years ago. A special car was attached to the regular train for the conveyance of the body and the family and friends who went from Ashland and Louisa to Paintsville. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Slaughter and Rev. H. G. Sowards in Mayo Memorial Church. Interment was made in Mayo Cemetery. Mrs. Meek had been in frail physical condition for more than a year, but on the day of her death she had appeared to be greatly improved. So much better did she seem that she dressed and went down to dinner with the family for the first time in months. She was unusually happy. The nurse who had been attending her advised going back to her room about 8:30. While on the elevator she became sick. Death followed a few minutes later. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fetter and one son, Warren M. Meek of Auxier. Also: John C. C. Mayo and sister Mrs. Margaret Johnson, grandchildren. Mrs. Meek was a native of Johnson County, daughter of Rev. J. Price. In 1866 she was married to Greenville Meek, an excellent citizen who became a prominent business man. Mrs. Meek was a most lovable woman. She lived for her home, family and friends. When Mrs. Fetter moved to Ashland, Mrs. Meek went with her and had resided there ever since. since early life she had been a faithful member of the Southern Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
MILLER, Paul Lowell
On Monday, Jun 17, the death angel visited the home of J. R. Miller and took their darling babe, Paul Lowell. All was done that loving hands could do, but God called the child home. Paul was 3 months and 10 days old. The body was laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery. Rev. A. H. Miller and Bro. Gilbert Miller conducted the burial. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
MAYO, W. I.
W. I. Mayo died at the home of his mother, Mrs. T. J. Mayo, in Paintsville last Wednesday night. Mr. Mayo had been in poor health for a number of years but his condition was not thought serious until a few days ago when he became worse. He was a brother of the late Col. J. C. C. Mayo and up until a few years ago was an active business man. After his health failed a few years ago he has been treated by leading specialists of the country. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence and conducted by Rev. Redd, a former pastor of the Mayo Memorial Church of this city and a special friend of the deceased. Burial took place in the Mayo Cemetery. His mother, 2 brothers, Milton and Robert and one sister, Mrs. Fred Atkinson, are the only members of the family left. Wash, as he was known to the people of this county, was a big hearted man and before his health failed was active in everything for the good of the town and county. Paintsville Herald. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
MOORE, Andrew J.
Funeral services for Andrew J. Moore, 14, of Ashland, who was drowned in the Ohio River while swimming Sunday evening, were held at the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moore, Tuesday. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. The boy's body was recovered from the river Monday morning near the open hearth plant of the American Railing Mill Co. He was the first swimming victim of the season here. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1923
Fred Muncy was killed at Pilgrim in Martin County on Monday of this week by Deputy Sheriff J. W. (Bud) Preece. Preece was shot twice by Muncy but neither wound is considered dangerous. Muncy had broken jail recently and Preece located him in a house at Pilgrim. He forced the door open and Muncy shot him, but he succeeded in shooting Muncy fatally. Muncy was about ?25? years old and unmarried and was considered a very dangerous and lawless citizen. He was a son of Sam Muncy. He had served a term in the penitentiary, it is said. Deputy sheriffs have been searching in Martin County this week for Wade Muncy wanted on a serious charge. Big Sandy New, Jun 15, 1923
NEAL, A. S.
Ashland, KY, May 30--A. S. Neal, 54, for the last decade one of the leading grocers of the city, died Tuesday night at his home here just 33 hours after he was stricken with what was at first thought to be an attack of acute indigestion. Before being taken ill shortly after noon Sunday, Mr. Neal had enjoyed the best of health. He was active at his store all day Saturday and had no reason to believe that he was not in the best of health. Mr. Neal is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. A. B. Rainey, of Ashland, Mr. Rainey being a business partner of the deceased; and Thelma at home, and one son, J. D. Neal also of Ashland. He is also survived by 4 brothers, Henry of Springfield, OH, Joe of Idaho, William of East Fork, and Charles of Cadmus, KY and 5 sisters, Mrs. Edward Watters of Denver, OH, Mrs. William Belcher of Coal Grove, Mrs. Enoch ??? of Columbus, Mrs. Sarah Lambert of Pollard, and Mrs. Mary Boyd of Columbus. Funeral Friday morning in charge of Rev. Paul S. Powell of the First M. E. Church South, assisted by Rev. C. A. Slaughter and Rev. Hilas Miller. Interment will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Neal was long a faithful member of the M E. Church, South and belonged to the men's Bible class of that church. He moved to this place from East Fork. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
PHILLIPS, H. M.
H. M. Phillips, C & O detective was killed and Lee D. Newman, city commissioner of Huntington dangerously wounded when Newman drove his car into a freight train. Three women and "Shot" Johnson of Catlettsburg were in the car. All were more or less hurt except Johnson. A skull fracture at the base of the brain is feared in Newman's case. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Newman was driving at high rate of speed. Mayor Floyd Chapman was in the car until a few minutes before the crash. These people had been on a river excursion given by the American Legion. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1923
RICE, Mary J. (Fairchild)
Mrs. Mary J. Rice, daughter of Asa and Nancy J. Fairchild, who were among the pioneer settlers of Jennies Creek, Johnson County, KY was born Mar 4,1840 and died Jun 7, 1923 age 83 years 3 months and 3 days. She was married to the late D. J. Rice, Jan 5, 1856. To this union were born 9 children, 6 of whom are still living. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1923
Clyde Riggs was killed last Friday at Echo, Wayne County, WV about 10 miles east of Louisa. He was employed in helping to unload a steam shovel from a railroad car when a cross tie fell on him. Death ensued in 18 minutes. The force of the blow fell in the region of the kidneys. Undertaker A. Snyder of Louisa was called and took charge of the body, which was conveyed to the home of his mother on Joel's branch, near Coleman station. This is a very sad case. Clyde was practically the only support of his widowed mother, and 7 younger children. He was only 18 years old. There are 6 sisters, all younger than Clyde, and the only boy left in the family is the youngest of the children. The father, Tommy Riggs, died about a year ago. Clyde was a young man of the highest type of character. He had been preaching locally for about 2 years and his untimely death has deeply grieved the entire community. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1929
The funeral of Chester Rodgers, ?25?, who was killed by a C & O train early Sunday morning was held at the home of his parents in Ashland Tuesday. Rodger's badly mangled body was discovered by night Sergeant Duke after the engineer of East bound train No. 106 had reported seeing a body on the west bound track shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning the crew of the train which killed him evidently being unaware of the accident. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1923
Jake Sawyer, 21, of Belcher, Pike County, died Friday in a hospital in Ashland. His death was caused by complications arising from appendicitis. The body was taken home for burial, relatives arriving soon after his death. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1923
SEE, Kizzie (Wellman)
Mrs. Kizzie See, who died Saturday, May 26, from infirmities of age was ?90 years, 4 months and 6 days old. She was a daughter of David and Rebecca Wellman, pioneers of Wayne County, WV. She was married at the age of 18 to William See. In 1866 her husband died, leaving her a widow with 6 children, whom she raised to maturity. Of these 4 are still living. Mrs. See was noted for her kindness and hospitality to every one. She was a member of the M. E. Church for 45 years and took an active part in all things pertaining to the church. She is survived by 7 brothers and sisters, 4 children, 38 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, making a total of 116 living descendants. At the time of her death Mrs. See was living at the home of her son, J. C. See. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Jernigan and she was buried beside her husband in the See burial ground. W. W. See, of Louisa, is one of the grandson. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
The body of Mrs. Ann Short was brought from Huntington to Fallsburg last Sunday where the funeral and burial services took place. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the funeral. Mrs. Short had been a member of the M. E. Church, South, at Fallsburg many years before moving to Huntington. She was the widow of Bill Ira Short and sister of John W. Shortridge of Normal. She was a good woman. Two daughters, residents of Huntington survive. Her death occurred on Thursday. A short service was held at Huntington by Dr. John S. Jenkins, pastor of the Johnson Memorial Church before the body was brought to Fallsburg. Quite a number of automobiles carried the relatives and many friends. Interment was made in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News, Jun 22 1923
Mrs. Stringer died last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Gayo in Louisa. She was 69? years of age and had made her home with her daughter several years. Her health had not been good for the past 3 months. Mrs. Stringer's husband, died 11 years ago. Their home was at Mobile, Alabama, and it was to that place her body was taken for burial. She has a son living at Mobile. Funeral service was conducted on Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stringer by Rev. F. P. Jernigan, pastor of the M. E. Church, South. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Whitesburg, KY, Jun 19--James Mitchell shot and killed Joseph Vickers at Sandlick Creek near here today, according to the police. Mitchell, who operates a boarding house at which Vickers was staying, is said to have ordered Vickers to leave. Vickers, according to the reports left but later returned, a quarrel and the fatal shooting following. Mitchell was arrested. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1923
WELLMAN, Mrs. Charles (Gertrude Stratton)
Mrs. Charles Wellman 41 years of age, wife of a prominent merchant of Nolan, died at her home there, Monday afternoon of last week of heart failure. She had been sick but not thought to be dangerously ill, and was surrounded by her husband, several of her children and some of her closest friends when she was stricken and although her physician and nurse were also at her beside and every thing possible was done death came in a few minutes. Mrs. Wellman was probably as widely known as any woman along Tug River in this vicinity. She was especially known for her devoted work for the church and advancement of the cause of religion. For many years nothing connected with the Methodist Church at Nolan, or in fact any movement connected with any organized church or religious activity near there had a more earnest supporter or more faithful worker than she was. In her home and community she was held to the highest esteem for her exemplary life. Seldom if ever has that part of Mingo County or the Kentucky side opposite felt as sincere a loss as this sudden and unlooked for death. Business generally had been all but suspended from the time of her death until the funeral Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Wellman was Gertrude Stratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Stratton, who came from Lincoln County to Mingo County many years ago, and both of whom still live at Nolan. She is also survived by her husband who is a well known business man of Nolan and former member of the Board of Education of Lee district. Nine children several of them quite small, survive the mother and this fact has added greatly to the sadness of this death. Charles Wellman is the son of Wayne Wellman of Saltpetre, WV. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1923
Miss Victoria Williams, 19, daughter of Mrs. Clara Williams, of Portsmouth, OH, died Saturday at their home there. She had been ill several weeks. Her father, Jackson Williams, was killed in an accident at the steel plant in November 1918. Six brothers and a sister survive. the family moved to Portsmouth 8 years ago from Johnson County, KY. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1923
BALES, T. S.
Pikeville-- T. S. Bales, one of this section's best known citizens, passed quietly away at his home here Thursday morning. For several years he had been an invalid, his first indisposition having been brought about by cerebral complications which left him partially paralyzed. Mr. Bales will best be remembered as Pikeville's pioneer blacksmith. Originally of Virginia, he located at Pikeville while comparatively a young man. As a blacksmith the products of his shop have been in demand throughout this section and the farmer and teamster alike have spoken a tribute to his splendid workmanship. Nearly a quarter of a century ago he laid aside the apron and sledge to serve Pike County as jailer for 4 years. His conduct in this office met with the heartfelt approval of the public. The deceased was approximately 70 years of age. He is survived by his wife and 3 children--2 daughters, Mrs. R. L. Miller of Pikeville and Mrs. Ed Holley of Ashland and one son, Mr. Butler Bales of Pikeville. Big Sandy news, Jul 13, 1923
BALL, G. V.
The death of G. V. Ball, Sr., occurred last Sunday at his home near Ellen. He had been in failing health for quite a while. Mr. Ball was one of the good citizens of the section in which he lived. He is survived by a number of sons and daughters, some of whom reside at Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
G.V. Ball, Sr., passed away at his home at Mattie on Sunday evening, Jul 8, 1923. He was an old soldier and about 80 years of age. He leaves to mourn his loss a companion, 4 boys and 2 girls. The boys are J.D. Ball, T. W. Ball, Attison Ball, and G. V. Ball, Jr. all of this place; girls, Mrs. Malachi Wheeler of Blaine and Mrs. Lucy Green of Tarklin. Uncle Green, as everybody called him, was an honest and upright citizen. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was always a faithful member. He had been sick about 3 months, but bore his suffering patiently. He would say during his illness that he was willing and ready to go if it was the Lord's will. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. His funeral was largely attended. The Masons took charge of the burial. He was laid to rest in the family burial ground on the head of the creek at his old home place. Mrs. Grundy. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Henrietta-- We are very sorry indeed to announce the death of our friend, Monroe Boothe. Apoplexy was the cause of his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vall Boothe of this place. Mr. Boothe was section foreman for the C & O railway company and at the time of his death resided at Buchanan. He was about 36 years of age and has for the past 13 years been a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Boothe was well liked and respected by all who knew him and will be sadly missed in his home locality. He leaves to mourn the great loss a wife, four children, father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters and numerous relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Jackson, KY, Jun 29--Mrs. Lottie Bryant, 17 year old wife of Charles Bryant, ?49?, who was shot by her husband Thursday night in the grocery and meat shop of Walter Robinson died of her wounds this morning. Sam Lyon, 28, a railroad freight conductor who was shot 3 times by Bryant at the same time is in a serious condition and physicians say that he will not survive. Mrs. Bryant, who was the mother of 2 children, 1 and 2 years old, was shot through the breast, the bullet coming out of her back. Officials believe that Bryant, who is a plasterer and a brick mason, was crazed with drink when he shot his wife and Lyon. No other provocation could be learned. It was said that he came to his home at 8 o'clock, beat his wife, and terrified the children. Later Mrs. Bryant went to the shop, where Lyon also came in and told of the cruel treatment. While she was talking Bryant entered and opened fire. He was arrested by Town Marshall Tom Miller. Bryant, who is the father of four children by a former marriage, was married to the victim when she was only 14 years old. Lyon is the son of A. F. Lyon, a merchant and is a cousin of R???son. Other persons in the store left when Bryant came in with a pistol, it was said, and Lyon was one of the few who remained. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
COLEMAN, Mrs. William
The death of Mrs. William Coleman occurred on last Friday in a hospital in Huntington. Uremic poisoning was the cause of her death. Her husband is a prominent merchant at Warfield. She leaves 6 children. Mrs. Coleman was a granddaughter of Isaac Brewer. She was ?1 years of age. The body was taken to the home where Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa preached the funeral sermon on Sunday and interment took place in the family burial grounds on the Beaver farm where 31 years ago he had conducted the funeral of her mother. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
Limestone, a little village near Grayson, Carter County, was the scene of a murder late Friday afternoon, when Walker Ross, age 35, prominent man of that section and owner of a dry goods store at Limestone, shot and killed Cecil Conn, 20, of Limestone, following an argument over an old account. The killing occurred when Conn walked out of the store following the argument and was about one hundred feet away from the store when Ross, excited by anger, picked up a pistol, rushed out of his store and shot Conn four times in the back, killing him almost instantly. The second shot took effect in Conn's body and he fell to the ground. He was rushed to a physician's home but died before receiving medical attention. Ross gave himself up to the authorities and was placed under a bond of $10,000 after a preliminary hearing at Grayson. At the trial evidence was brought out that Ross and Conn had been quarreling frequently of late, and that Ross had made threats against Conn. Ross alleges that Conn owed him a large account at his store and had refused to pay it on several occasions, and in conversation with Conn on Friday, Conn lost his temper which caused the shooting. After the hearing Ross was bound over to the grand jury to convene Monday. He was indicted and his trial set for Thursday of this week. Bond fixed at $20,000. Both men are from prominent families. The slain man is the son of Andrew Conn of Elliott County, who has been prominent in State political affairs. Ross is the son in law of R. A. Carpenter, former judge, senator and representative of Elliott County. Independent. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
CRABTREE, Hilda Poe
The death angel visited the home of Tony Crabtree on Jun 22 and took there from the loving wife and mother, Hilda Poe Crabtree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Poe of South High Street, Columbus, OH. Hilda was married about 3 years ago to Tony Crabtree, both formerly of Kentucky. She leaves besides her young husband, a two year old son and 5 months old daughter, father, mother, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. One brother died in Columbus about 11 years ago. The funeral was held at the home of her parents. Her beautiful white casket was covered with lovely flowers, from sorrowing relatives and friends. The ministers text was "Death and the grave" delivered in a very touching manner. Among relatives present were Webster Poe and family of London, Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker of Smokey Road, Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shoemaker, Mrs. Gwendolyn Gartin of London, Mrs. Charlotte and Mrs. W. V. Chapman. Hilda was only 21 years of age. She had been sick for some time. She was laid to rest in Greenlawn cemetery to await the coming of Him who doeth all things well. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
CRUTCHER, Mrs. William J.
Mrs. William J. Crutcher died at her home at Holden, WV on Thursday, Jul 12. The body was brought to Louisa on Saturday, arriving by auto funeral car from Huntington. The family and several friends drove over at the same time. The body was taken directly to the M. E. church, South, where it lay until 2:15, the hour for the funeral. Rev. F. P. Jernigan, pastor, was in charge of the service. Immediately after the services at the church the body was taken to Fulkerson Cemetery where interment was made in the presence of the large number of people who followed there. The deceased was born in Louisa, Aug 1, 1870?, daughter of W. D. Roffe and Julia Burgess Roffe. In 1887 she was married to William J. Crutcher of Louisa, In 1892 they located in Logan County, WV and have lived there ever since. Mr. Crutcher has been manager of the Island Creek Coal Company stores since 1904. Mrs. Crutcher is survived by her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Robert and Chauncey, Mrs. Lucille Von Peachey and Miss Julia Burgess Crutcher. One child died in infancy. Chauncey is an officer in the U. S. Navy, being a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He is now in charge of a submarine base in Panama and could not reach home in time for the funeral. Mrs. Crutcher has only one brother living and no sisters. the brother, George Roffe, lived in Louisville. Mrs. Crutcher suffered much from ill health during her life. She was a most excellent woman, a devoted Christian and a very charitable person. In girlhood she joined the church and lived consistently all the way. Cancer caused the death of Mrs. Crutcher and as there was no hope for recovery for some time previous to her passing, the end no doubt was welcome to her. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Mrs. Matilda Diamond, aged 37, of Genoa, WV died Jun 28, after a lingering illness of over a year's duration. Mrs. Diamond is survived by her husband, Z. A. Diamond and 7 children. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
FITCH, Georgia (Graham)
Cherokee--Mrs. Georgia Graham Fitch died with stomach trouble at the home of her brother, L. W. Graham, Friday night and was laid to rest at the Graham Cemetery, Sunday morning. Her age was 62 years 4 months and 22 days. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
FOX, Mr. B. J. (Jack)
Mr. B. J. Fox was fatally injured Tuesday of this week at Chilo, OH where he was employed as a superintendent on the lock and dam being constructed by the National Contract Company. He was hurt about 10 o'clock a.m. and died Tuesday night. The body is being brought to Louisa and is due to arrive Thursday. It will be taken direct from the depot to Pine Hill Cemetery for burial. Rev. Dr. F. F. Shannon will conduct a brief service at the grave. Mr. Fox was the husband of Mrs. Lucille Sullivan Fox, a former Louisa girl, who with a little son, survived. He was a civil engineer, a son of a former division superintendent of the C & O Railroad, for many years located at Ashland. Young Mr. Fox started with the National Contract Company not long after his marriage and had won his way by faithful and efficient service to the position of assistant superintendent for this big company. The dam on which he was employed near Greenup was completed last season and Mr. Fox moved this spring to another job at Chilo, a point near Augusta; about 40 miles east of Cincinnati. This point is somewhat inconvenient for train and telegraph service and it has been impossible to get full particulars of the accident that caused his death.
It is an unusually sad case. Here we see a young man just fairly launched on a successful career, with a worthy and devoted wife and bright little son, suddenly fall the victim of a fatal accident. In the line of duty he gives up his life, with all the happy prospects that loom before a youth who has won his way to the point where he comforts of life are within his grasp, and where larger things are dreamed of with a consistent hope. But it often happens in such cases. Life is uncertain at best. Death come when and where least expected. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
The death of Mr. B. J. Fox recorded in the NEWS last week, was caused by loss of blood. He jumped from a pile of lumber when he thought a derrick arm was about to hit him. He landed in the sand and fell flat. A spike in a piece of timber covered by the sand entered just under his jaw bone and cut a large blood vessel. Physicians worked for hours to stop the flow of blood, but failed. the accident occurred just before noon and Mr. Fox lived until about 9 o'clock that night. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
FYFFE, Rev. William H.
Rev. William H. Fyffe departed this life Jul 10. He was born in Lawrence County, KY on Mar 12, 1811, died at age 82 years 4 months. He joined the regular Baptist Church and lived a consistent and devoted member until death. He joined the Masonic fraternity, Flat Gap Lodge No. 618 in 1889, and was demitted in 1900, becoming one of the charter members of Red Bush Lodge of which he served as chaplain for a number of years. Herald, Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
The death of Mrs. Garland occurred on Tuesday at her home in Louisa. She had been ill quite a while of Bright's disease. The family came to Louisa from Beaver Creek and lived in a house in the Brown addition. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the residence by Rev. John Cheap, pastor of the M. E. Church. Interment took place in the Fulkerson Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Cherokee--Mrs. Nancy Griffith died at the home of her son, Andy Cooper, in Greenup County and was brought back here for burial. She was laid to rest in the Wheeler Cemetery on Blaine Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Mr. Will Hackney, who was recently operated on for appendicitis, died at Elkhorn City last Friday. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and had lived in Elkhorn City for several years. He was well liked by all who knew him and he always had a good word for everyone. He leaves a wife and 6 small children to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Mazie--Sad it was when death claimed little Escum Hay, baby of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hay of Martha, on last Friday morning about break of day. The remains were taken to the grandfather's the same evening. Burial took place Saturday morning. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Miss Bessie Holley, 14 year old daughter of David Holley, died at Pt. Pleasant, WV Sunday and was buried at Louisa Wednesday. Revs. Jernigan and Hewlett conducted the funeral at the home of her grandfather, T. V. Heston. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
Bessie Margarite Holley was born in Louisa, KY Feb 4, 1908, departed this life Jul 8, 1923. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Holley of Point Pleasant, WV. Bessie was operated on for removal of tonsils by Dr. McClure in November, 1922 and after the operation she never regained her speech. She continued to grow weaker from time to time and on Friday, Jul 6 there was a great change for the worse and she passed away Sunday evening. Bessie was an unusually bright girl for her age. She graduated from the 8th grade of the Point Pleasant graded school only a short time before her death. Her ill health prevented her from attending school for a short time yet when the final examinations for promotion came she received good grades for promotion. Bessie was a member of the Camp Fire girls and a regular attendant of the Methodist Sunday school. She never failed to be in her class on Sunday morning. She leaves a father and mother and 2 brothers, and a number of relatives to mourn her loss. The funeral was conducted at the home of her grandfather, Mr. Tom Heston at Louisa, and she was laid to rest in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H.B. Hewlett and Rev. F. P. Jernigan. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Ulysses--A small child of Charles Johnson and wife of lower Ulysses died one day last week and was buried in the family burial ground near their home. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Pikeville--Mrs. Martha Johnson, wife of Skelley B. Johnson, died at the home of Mrs. Anna Atkins, Jun 28. She was 27 years of age. The deceased was ill only 14 days with typhoid fever. There are left to mourn the loss of the deceased her husband and 4 children, a father, 5 sisters, 3 brothers, and other relatives. The remains were taken to her former home at Speight for interment. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
Mrs. Sarah Lakins, an aged woman died on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Higgins, on East Fork. She was a cousin of Mrs. H. H. Queen of this place. The funeral will be preached by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa on Friday morning. Burial was in the family graveyard. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Higgins, and Mrs. John D. Fannin of Greenup. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
Two of five occupants of the automobile that caused the death of Harrison Lester, Huntington, when it wrecked against a telephone pole on the Sixteenth street road Saturday night escaped practically uninjured. The fifth occupant was Matt Hall, police believe. Clyde Lester, said to have been at the wheel of the car, and a son of the dead man was cut about the head and face. He was taken with William Roberts to the hospital where the latter was treated fro a fracture of the thigh. The accident occurred about `10 o'clock Saturday night near the Patterson school house. According to young Lester the car was proceeding toward Huntington when an unidentified outbound automobile cut too sharply in meeting it, struck the rear bumper a glancing blow and threw the rear wheel of the Lester car into the curb, crumpling it. The crippled car then crashed into the pole, he said. Harrison Lester died of his injuries at the hospital Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at Cowan, WV. The accident victim is survived by his wife, 2 brothers, Lawrence Lester of Russell and Hearn Lester of Wayne, WV, 5 sons, Loney, Leon, Leonard, Clyde and Watt Lester, one daughter, Gladys Lester, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Lester, and 3 sisters, Mrs. George Bowen, Mrs. Albert Toydurn, and Mrs. Frank Adkins all of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Following a serious illness of 10 days, Robert Lewis, 54, former post master of Grayson and prominent tobacco grower died late Monday at a hospital in Ashland. He became ill at the Meade Hotel there a week ago, and was taken to Grayson, but his illness became worse and he was rushed to the hospital. He was given treatment by physicians and his condition improved for a time, but early Monday a relapse was suffered and he died a few hours later. Mr. Lewis survived by his wife, Connie Kitchen Lewis, and 4 children, Jesse, W. R., Clay Francis and Dorothy Joy. For a number of years Mr. Lewis was a merchant of Willard but moved to Grayson several years ago and resided there until his death. He was well liked by everyone in this section, and was noted for his cheerful attitude toward life. The body was taken to Grayson for interment. His sister, Mrs. Owens of Lexington was at the bedside with the family during his illness. His brother is in Florida. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Injuries, received in an automobile accident, which at first were not thought to be serious, resulted in the death of John Mathias, aged 29, of East Lynn, WV in a Huntington hospital Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred Saturday on the road between East Lynn and Wayne. Witnesses said that Mathias, who was just learning to drive, lost control of the car and it turned over, pinning him beneath it. He was rushed to a hospital where the serious extent of his injuries was not discovered for a time. Later his condition became critical and his death was expected. His body was sent to his home at East Lynn Wednesday morning and funeral services were held in the afternoon followed by interment in the East Lynn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
MCCORMICK, George W.
A Holden, MO special to the Kansan City Star gives complete details of the murder in that town of George W. McCormick, a former Wayne man, whose family is prominent and widely known throughout this entire section. McCormick, a former police official, was attacked at his home late Saturday night, by five men, one of whom crushed his skull by a blow from the butt of a revolver. Benjamin Knight, one of the attacking party, died Sunday as the result of a charge of shot fired into his abdomen by Lowell, the young son of George McCormick. The only known motive for the murder lay in the fact that McCormick had had trouble with Knight over the fact that his hogs had destroyed McCormick's garden. The citizens of Holden held a mass meeting and raised a large reward for the capture of the murderers, two of whom have been lodged in jail. George McCormick was a son of Benedict McCormick for many years famed throughout Wayne County as a soloist and song leader. He was a grandson of the late James Wilson, of Mill Creek, Wayne County, and was otherwise prominently connected. the entire McCormick family removed to Holden some years ago. Huntington Herald Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
Abe Miller of Cliff was shot accidentally last Friday by his 13 year old son and died within 3 or 4 minutes. They lived alone and it seems they had taken their rifle into the field to shoot some hawks that were giving them trouble. The father had seen a hawk and had the rifle when the son saw a ground hog and asked the father to hand him the gun. The elder Miller passed the rifle with stock towards the boy who did not know it was cocked and in placing his finger on the trigger caused it to go off, the bullet passing through his father’s body and causing almost instant death. Mr. Miller was a brother in law to Mrs. Middleton Vaughan of Paintsville. She was called to Floyd County to attend the funeral and brought the boy to Paintsville where he will remain with the Vaughan family. Big Sandy news, Jul 27, 1923
Harlan, KY--Jul 2--Charles Mitchell is dead and John Bramley is reported to be dying as the result of a shooting affray at Moullen yesterday between Mitchell and Bramley, who were half brothers on one side and John Creech and Isaac Pennington, deputy sheriffs, on the other. The trouble is alleged to have started when Mitchell and Bramley, who were charged with being drunk, refused to submit to arrest. Bramley is the star witness for the Commonwealth in the case against John Marcum, Jerry Reed and James Robinson, charged with the killing of Miss Lara Parsons, Pine Mountain school teacher Sep 6, 1920. Bramley who was serving a sentence in the state reformatory at the time Miss Parsons was killed but ?? was not at the prison camp, claimed to have discovered certain evidence, against Reed, Robinson and Marcum and upon his alleged findings indictments were returned. The trial will be Sep 9. Should Bramley die it will break an important link in the chain of evidence accumulated by the Commonwealth, officers here say. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
Ulysses--An infant child of Mrs. Clarisa Pack died a few days ago and was laid to rest near their home. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
PAYNE, J. A.
Funeral services for J. A. Payne, who died Monday afternoon at Portsmouth, were conducted at Kenova by Rev. B. S. Akers and Rev. F. R. Moore of Ceredo. Mr. Payne died from injuries which he received when an automobile struck him as he was coming from the Portsmouth Y.M.C.A. He lived only a few minutes after the accident occurred. Mr. Payne was 62 years of age and has served as an engineer on the N & W railroad for more than 36 years. He was a member of the Masonic and Elks Lodges. The Masonic order had charge of the funeral ceremonies. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers provided a special train to take friends to Cyrus, WV where interment was made. Mr. Payne is survived by 2 sons, Richard, who make his home with his uncle, Dr. W. F. Bruns of Ceredo and John, who lived with his father at Portsmouth, 3 sisters, Mrs. Waitham of Near Lynchburg, Mrs. Lillie Holt of Lynchburg and Mrs. Grady Oiler of Los Angels, CA. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
ROBERTS, Isabel Bradley
Isabel Bradley Roberts was born Jan 8, 1861. She was the daughter of William H. and Elizabeth White Bradley, who came to this county from Scott County, VA. Death claimed her body Apr 11, 1922. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
William Robertson, 28, toll keeper on the C & O bridge crossing the Big Sandy river near Catlettsburg was killed about midnight last Friday night. He was found in a dying condition with bullet wound through the neck, which fractured the skull near the base. As no money was taken from the cash drawer, the murder was very much of a mystery for a few days. It now seems that a party of drunken joy riders shot Robertson. Harley Hunt and Robert McDowell of Huntington are under arrest, charged with the crime. Hunt says McDowell fired the shot, but the latter denies it. Tootsie Kirk and Sadie Pratt, 2 Huntington girls are said to have admitted that they were in the automobile with these men. the Kirk girl is in jail. Robertson lived in Hampton City and leaves a wife and 2 small children. From all the facts brought out to this time it appears to have been a most unjustifiable murder and it is to be hoped the guilty parties will be given the full penalty. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
On last Friday night, Jun 22, 1923, 14 minutes of 12 o'clock the death angel visited the home of Bascom Shortridge and took little Elwood. He was born Jan 5, 1916, being 7 years 6 months and 17 days old at death. He was a sweet little child and an idol of the home and a member of the Green Valley Sunday school. His sickness was of long duration and he bore his suffering with patience and just before the end came he said to his father, "I am going, I am going." A few days before he took sick he and his mother were coming off the hill where they had been at work and the birds were singing and he said, "Mamma, I hear Gabriel blowing his trumpet". His mother said to him, "it's birds singing", He said, "Gabriel will blow his trumpet for us when we are not expecting it. Gabriel is an angel sent from God as a herald of good tidings of comfort to man.
Little Elwood heard the angel and thank God, he is with the angels and redeemed loved ones. All was done for him that could be done by his kind father and mother and Dr. Hall and his kind nurse, aunt Nancy Harman, but they could not stay the cold hand of death. All of the friends, neighbors and relatives were in great sympathy and lent a helping hand. The uncles, V. B., W. N., J. N., and Martin Shortridge of Ashland, the aunts, Mrs. Maggie Stuart, Maggie Shortridge, Susan Riley, Gertrude Foster, Belle Jordan and Nancy Harman and the uncles, Cornill, Ernest, and Conard Jordan. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jordan and many other relatives were present at the funeral which was preached at the home on Sunday morning by Bros. R. H. Cassady, Ellis and Hutchison. The little body was place in a beautiful casket and borne by four pallbearers up the mountain to the Ekers graveyard overlooking the home. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1923
The death of Miss Evalyn Shumate occurred on Monday of last week at Beckley, WV following an operation for appendicitis. Her home was at Glendyn, VA. She had been teaching school at Beckley. Miss Shumate was a niece of Dr. T. D. Burgess of Louisa and visited here 2 years ago. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Clark Smith, deputy sheriff of Logan County, WV died in a hospital in Logan on Tuesday morning. He had been ill only a few days. Blood poisoning was the cause of his death. A scratch received when he was cranking his automobile later developed blood poisoning. Medical attention is said to have been delayed too long. Mr. Smith had lived in Logan County about 30 years and for 15 years had been deputy sheriff making a good record as an officer. He was born near Louisa, KY and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gallie Smith and 4 children. He was about 50 years old. His home was at Chauncey, WV. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., Red Men and Moose orders. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Yatesville--A four year old daughter of Mr. James B. Sparks died of typhoid fever at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Colba Sparks on the 12 inst Her remains were laid to rest in the old family burial ground where her mother was buried a short time ago. Her father J. B. Sparks who has employment at Akron, OH was her for 2 weeks and had the deepest sympathy of our community. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Pikeville—Britton Tyree, aged 21, shot and killed Joe Stiltner, aged 16, at Elkhorn City Monday night according to a report received here. Tyree had been employed by a minstrel show as a police or guard, according to the report, and Stiltner and some small boys were on the outside of the tent. Tyree cautioned the boys, telling them he would take them before the police judge. Stiltner remarked he would not take him anywhere. Tyree drew a revolver and shot Stiltner. Tyree escaped and Stiltner died a few hours later. Late at night Tyree returned to Elkhorn and hid himself in a show car where he was arrested by Sheriff J. M. Johnson and brought to Pikeville. It is reported that he is mentally deranged. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1923
Mrs. Victoria Tackett, aged 32 years, died in Ashland, Tuesday of tuberculosis. Her husband, Harrison Tackett, one daughter and 3 sons survive. The body was taken to Ivyton, Magoffin County for burial. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
Portsmouth, OH--The body of Ervin tucker, age 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Tucker, of Island Creek, was found on the river bank just at the lower edge of Manchester Sunday. Young Tucker was drowned in Island Creek one year ago last Thanksgiving. He and his father were crossing Island Creek in a wagon just after a hard rain and the creek was very high. The horses became frightened and backed into the water. The young man jumped into the water and sank from sight. A search was kept up for weeks for the body, and it was never found. A severe rainstorm passed over Island Creek last Saturday night, and it is supposed the remains had been washed out and carried into the river and lodged on the bank where it was discovered. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
VANCE, Martha Anna
Russell, KY, Jul 13--Funeral services for Martha Anna Vance, 5, daughter of John H. Vance of Wurtland who died yesterday morning of injuries received when she fell from the family automobile while riding with her parents near their home were held today at the residence at Wurtland. Burial was in the Vance Cemetery. The accident occurred Wednesday evening while the family was out riding in the country. The door of the car came open and the youngster fell to the ground receiving fatal injuries. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
Pikeville, KY--Jul 18--The first airplane tragedy since flyers began displaying their machines here occurred Wednesday night when Stoney White, 21, of Mossy Bottom, stepped into the propeller of the plane in which he had been a passenger and was so cut about the head that he died here a few hours later. The young man had been in the air with Ernest J. Polley and the plane had alighted at the aviation field below here just before dark. White stepped out of the machine and in some way wandered into the propeller. Bystanders shouted warnings but the noise of the engine prevented his hearing. His head was badly cut and lacerated. He was rushed to the hospital here but medical attention could not save his life and he died at 10:30 o'clock. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
WILLIAMS, Callie (Ella Green)
Mrs. Callie Williams died at Portsmouth, OH Jul 5, after an illness of 4 months of stomach trouble. She was Miss Ella Green of Flat Gap, KY, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green and was married in 1913 to Mr. Williams of Flat Gap. They have lived in Portsmouth since a short time after their marriage. She leaves 4 children. Her parents and one sister also survive. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1923
YOST, Polly Ann
The body of Polly Ann, 5 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Yost of Pikeville, was taken through Louisa Monday on the way to Pikeville for burial. The child died in an Ashland hospital on Sunday. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1923
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Adams of Jonaney, Pike County, died on Tuesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Rinda Blankenship in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday by Rev. H. B. Hewlett and burial took place at the Crabtree burying ground at Two Mile. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
The body of Ernest Adkins was taken to Blaine on Tuesday for burial. His death occurred in Ashland. He is survived by his wife who was from Blaine. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
BARTRAM, W. C.
W. C. Bartram was born Aug 31, 1850, and died at his home in Fort Gay, WV, Sunday morning, Aug 19, 1923, having almost reached his 73rd birthday. His death followed an illness of several months. Mr. Bartram had been a preacher about 50 years. He was converted and united with the Methodist Church when a young man. Mr. Bartram served as U. S. Marshall 8 years, having been appointed under McKinley’s administration. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and one daughter, Dr. W.J. Bartram and L. D. Bartram and Mrs. Mary Blodgett, all of Fort Gay. One son died at the age of 3 years. The funeral service was conducted at the home on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. L. D. Bryan and Rev. L. G. Peters. Burial took place at the family burial ground on the Bartram farm. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
While in bathing in Rockcastle Creek near Nelson Hughes at Clifford this county, a Baumgartner boy was drowned a few days ago. He could not swim and when he got into deep water was unable to get out. He was an orphan and was making his home at Oak Perry’s. He was a son of Mrs. Jim Perry. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
“Big Nels” Boggs, age about 60 years, was fatally injured by a tree falling on him, Wednesday while working at a timber job on his farm. A tree had been cut and lodged in another tree. Mr. Boggs sat down some distance away while another tree was being cut to dislodge the other. It fell to the opposite direction from what was expected and Mr. Boggs was caught in it. His skull was crushed and death was instantaneous. Mr. Boggs was an industrious citizen and one of the most enterprising men in his community. He had many friends. He leaves quite a large family. One of the daughters is the wife of S. W. Boggs, Circuit Court Clerk of Lawrence County. Mr. and Mrs. Boggs went to Caines Creek Thursday to attend the funeral. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
News of the death of Mr. Robert Burchett was received here on Tuesday morning and brought sorrow to many friends and relatives in Louisa and the county. The telegram announcing his death stated that he died suddenly Monday night at East Liverpool, OH. He was at the home of a niece, Mrs. Nat M???ion, having accompanied her to that place 3 months ago. Mr. Burchett was a native of the county but was located in Pikeville a number of years. While there he was united in marriage to Miss Nannie Ratliff. They moved to Louisa about 30 years ago and lived here until 5 years ago when they went to Wayland to take charge of the clubhouse. Mr. Burchett was past 61 years of age. Until recently he had been in good health and was very active. His brother, Wiley Burchett, moved to East Liverpool a number of years ago. A brother, ??, died and was buried there. Mr. Robert Burchett also was laid to rest at that place. He was a men of the strictest integrity and enjoyed the confidence and respect of everybody. He was a merchant for many years. Wiley is the only one of several brothers living. F?? died suddenly. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
Rush Camfield, aged 18 months, died in a hospital in Ashland Tuesday followed an operation to remove an open safety pin from his stomach. The pin was swallowed Monday while the child was playing about noon. After an X-ray examination an operation was performed that night. The child lived only until the next afternoon. The body was taken to Savage Branch for burial in Lockwood Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Aug 24, 1923
Boyd Copley, age 18 years, was drowned last Sunday at Webb, WV. He was crossing the river on a ferry boat and was riding a mule. The mule got scared and jumped out of the boat and the boy was thrown into the river. His body was recovered some days afterward. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
Prestonsburg—Oval, one of the 7 months old twin girls of Mr. and Mrs. John Cornett, died Friday and the remains were interred Sunday morning in the Middle Creek burying ground. Pastor Melyett conducted the funeral service. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
On Thursday, Jul 16th, the pale horse and his rider visited the home of Monroe Daniels and took his loving wife, Lou. She had been in poor health for some time, but was only confined to her bed 2 days. All was done that loving hands could do, but it pleased God to take one more precious jewel to his bright and shining kingdom. To this union were born 5 children, 4 boys and one girl. The boys are Richard, Roy, Virgil and Harman. The girl is Lois. She leaves a husband and her five children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She had lived a devoted Christian life for many years and was loved by all who knew her. Just before her spirit took its flight to the glory world she called her companion to her bed side, telling him that she was ready and willing to die, that all was well with her. They had moved to Minnie, KY about 6 months ago and she was brought back to Toms Creek to her father’s place to be laid to rest. It is hard to give up father, mother, brother, sister or any loved ones. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Castle. Esta Dixon. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
FOX, Virginia (Rowe)
The body of Mrs. Virginia Fox was brought to Fort Gay, WV on Tuesday of this week for burial. She was instantly killed when struck by an automobile. She was crossing the road near her home at Galena, OH and was leading a little girl, when the accident occurred. Mrs. Fox before marriage was Virginia Rowe, better known among her acquaintances as “Chuck” Rowe and her home was at Fort Gay. She is survived by her husband and one son, 18 years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and interment took place in Fairview Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
FOX, Mrs. Dave
Funeral services for Mrs. Dave Fox, 28 years old, victim of an automobile accident at Brunswick Center, OH, Sunday afternoon, were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at Huntington. Mrs. Fox met death when the car in which she was riding with Miss Olga Egrl and Dr. Oscar Biern, of Huntington swerved from the road, turned over twice, and crashed through a fence against a telephone pole. Mrs. Fox died 15 minutes after the accident. Miss Egrl and Mr. Biern escaped serious injury in the accident. Miss Egrl’s nose was broken and her face cut. The party was enroute to Cleveland where Mrs. Fox was to have visited her sister, Mrs. J. A. Goodman, and Dr. Biern was to have entered a special medical course. Mrs. Fox is survived by her husband, a dealer in oil well supplies, 2 children, Betty Jane and Dave Fox, Jr. and her parents in Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
Dr. Reynolds Frazier died at his home in Fort Gay Monday morning, Aug 6, after an illness of several months. He was in his 74th year. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church South of which the deceased was a member. Interment followed in the Frazier burial grounds near Fort Gay. The burial services were conducted by the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge, of which Dr. Frazier was a faithful member for many years. The funeral was preached by Rev. L. D. Bryan, Rev. H. B. Hewlett also made a brief talk. A very large crowd was present at the services. The widow and 3 children, Carl, and Mrs. Effie Beavers and Miss Lilly Reynolds, survive. Also, there are 2 stepsons, Dr. Romans and brother. Dr. Frazier was a good citizen and had no enemies. He was a native of Wayne County and spent his entire life in the neighborhood where he grew up. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1923
Ralph Graham, 21, of Boones Camp, died at the Kings Daughters hospital Friday night of a bullet wound in the abdomen. Relatives of Graham stated that the bullet was accidentally self-inflicted and that the revolver which he was cleaning was accidently discharged, the bullet hitting him in the stomach. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
GRANT, Dr. John P.
Dr. John P. Grant died recently at South Webster, OH, aged 7? Years He spent 18 years in Wayne County, WV as a physician. His first marriage was to Miss Josephine Plymale. Of four children 2 survive, Clyde and Mrs. George Emmett. The second marriage was to Miss Nannie Artrip, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Artrip of Wayne. She and 2 daughters and one son survive. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
GREATHOUSE, Ida May and Milford
The bodies of Ida May and Milford, two of the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Wales Greathouse of near Wheelersburg who were drowned in Alcorn Creek back of Greenup Friday afternoon were recovered Sunday from Little Sandy about 2 miles from where the drowning occurred. William, the other child, drowned when the machine of which the three were occupants overturned while fording the creek, was recovered about w hours after the accident. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
HATTEN, F. Marion
F. M. Hatten, 73 years old, one of the foremost citizens of Lawrence and Boyd Counties and the member of a large family, died at his home at Durbin Tuesday morning. He is survived by an aged wife. Mr. Hatten was the father of Mrs. Jesse Cyrus of near Durbin. He is also survived by Mrs. Frank Thacker, a daughter and Ed Hatten, a son. The pioneer farmer was born in Lawrence County near Buchanan in 1850 when a few residents lived in the eastern section of the state. Mr. Hatten was a member of a very large family and is the first of his brothers or sisters to die. They are scattered over many states, from California to Missouri and it was not possible for any of them to attend the funeral which was held at Cyrus Chapel Wednesday with burial following in the family cemetery. Mr. Hatten had been active about the farm until 2 weeks ago and his death came as the result of a prolonged stomach affection and the complications of age. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
HORD, William T.
William T. Hord, 74, president of the First National Bank of Greenup and pioneer citizen of Eastern Kentucky, died at his home Sunday morning following a 2 days illness with acute indigestion. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday and the body was taken to Ashland for burial. Mr. Hord is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jennie Geiger Hord and 2 brothers, Jack and Frank, both of Grayson. William T. Hord was born in 1849 in Carter County and resided there for several years. He moved to Ashland and made his home for a few years going from there to Greenup. He had been the president of the Greenup bank for many years and was one of that city’s leading citizens. Early in his life he had been in the cattle business in the northeastern part of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
One of the most lamentable murders that has occurred in Lawrence County took place last Sunday evening about 5:30 on East Fork at the home of George B. Belcher, Glenwood. The victim was Thomas Howell. George B. Belcher and Nero Church are in jail charged with the crime. These three men were the only persons present when the tragedy was enacted. All were drinking, it is said. Belcher telephoned to James Taylor, nearest neighbor, to come to his home at once. When he arrived he found the dead body of Tom Howell in a Ford car at Belcher’s front gate. Belcher had a bloody knife in his hand and much blood on his clothing. Church was lying in the yard apparently beastly drunk.
Howell’s body showed a number of knife wounds, from 25 to 30, it is reported. Seven stabs were in the vicinity of the heart. Most of the others were in the abdomen. There were stabs in the back also. The body was removed to the home of William Howell, the father. An inquest was held that night by Magistrate Add Skeens. Deputy Sheriff Roscoe Shortridge drove to Louisa soon after the killing and got Sheriff J. W. Young. They went to the scene and brought Belcher and Church to Louisa and placed them in jail arriving about daylight Monday morning. An examining trial was set for Wednesday, but reports, indicating that a mob might come in caused the court to send the men to Paintsville on Tuesday evening for safe keeping. The trial is set for Friday. Soon after the killing Belcher said Church had done it, and Church charged Belcher with the crime.
Belcher and Howell had been driving for some time that day in Howell’s car. Church joined them on the road. There was nobody at Belcher’s home, his wife having gone to Catlettsburg to visit their daughter. The three men were drinking at a table in the kitchen just before the trouble started, according to Church’s statement. Howell was 20 years old last April, Belcher is ?37. Church is about 25 and has a wife and children. The three men were neighbors and friends. They and their innocent families are paying the price of liquor indulgence and what an awful price it is! George Belcher, owner of the Glenwood stock farm has been one of the most industrious, progressive and enterprising farmers in Lawrence County. Liquor has been his greatest enemy. This affair has shocked the whole county. We hope it may arouse the sober, law abiding people to the point of organizing for law enforcement. Something must be done. Our courts are too lenient in regard to liquor. Nothing but the power of organized citizenship will get results. The burial of young Howell was held Tuesday, Rev. Woods of Ashland conducted the funeral, which was very largely attended. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
Glenwood, Lawrence County—Funeral service for Thomas Howell who was killed Sunday afternoon at the home of George Belcher by being stabbed and cut to death was held Tuesday. Thomas was the tenth child of a family of 12 children born to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Howell who are still living. He was 20 years old the 23rd of April last. Thomas had been working in Ashland and was home for a while before going to Logan, WV to work. He and George Belcher were the best of friends until the fatal Sunday afternoon, Aug 19, which will always be a date of sadness to the family of both parties to the deplorable happening. It will be one more dark blot on the record of Lawrence County.
Thomas had a mighty sad death. But few young men were ever put to rest with as many sturdy friends about the casket, all sorrowing, many weeping. His untimely and brutal death nearly tore the heartstrings loose in the aching bosoms of his ageing mother, his devoted sisters and 2 especially dear friends who felt the pangs of his sudden departure. Seldom does one see so much weeping among men of mature years as was seen at Tommie’s funeral, but Tommie’s funeral was not an ordinary funeral, it was an unusual one. Death from sickness affects relatives and friends one way, death from war has a feeling of sacrificial pride to it along with the heart rending sorrow, but death from 30 odd incisions of an enemy’s wicked knife is simply too much for wonts. It means heartache with brain storms of righteous anger. The unwholesome combination to conducive in uncherished deeds of regrettable desperations. Tommie would have felt like a general surrounded by his faithful comrades if he had only been able to count the host of loyal mourners who passed by his remains. The services were held in the front yard of the lovely country home under the bows of a spreading apple tree where the family was gathered when the distressing news was phoned to them. Rev. D. Woods, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church where the family attended, conducted the service. The burying took place in a private graveyard near the home and Tommie was buried close by the side of his brother, George, who died for his country in France. Miss Grace Reeves had charge of the music. About 400 people were present. Tommie is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters, Austin of Lucasville, OH, Alex, Logan, WV, Alvia (Mrs. Jerrel Ratcliffe), Hattie, Maude, Emma, Fannie (Mrs. Edgar Meadows), Portsmouth, OH, Bill and Fred. His friends are the surrounding population. Written as a courtesy to the family by J. J. Enloe, Hitchens. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
JEFFERSON, John Wash
John Wash Jefferson, aged 102, familiarly known to many residents of Cabell County as “Wash” Jefferson, died Friday morning at his home a mile and a half east of Barboursville. He was a life-long resident of Cabell County and his death occurred about 2 miles from his birthplace. He was the father of 14 children, 46 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was born Jan 1, 1821 and was twice married. He is survived by 10 of his children, 6 girls and 4 boys and many other relatives. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
MURRAY, Rev. Roscoe
Rev. Roscoe Murray, a former citizen of this place, was killed instantly at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon at Mannington, WV by a train. He was walking along the track near his home when the accident occurred. Mr. Murray was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mannington and before then had served several years as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Parkersburg. Mr. and Mrs. Murray had planned to leaves Sunday, but due to the sudden illness of his wife a trip to the north was postponed. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Muhulda Murray, and one adopted sister, Mrs. Thomas Witt of Welch, WV. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Calvary Baptist Church at Parkersburg. Interment was at the Parkersburg Cemetery. Mr. Murray was a native of Johnson County. He was a teacher in the schools at Paintsville and also taught in Louisa where he was graduated from the Kentucky Normal College. For several years he had been a minister in the Missionary Baptist Church and had served as pastor at Kenova, Parkersburg and other points. He also spent some time in evangelistic work. He had gone to Mannington less than a year ago as pastor of the church there. He was called to Louisa at the time of the death of Prof. Kennison to conduct the funeral. Since moving from Louisa about 12 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Murray had occasionally visited her at the home of his cousin, Mrs. M. E. Haywood. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
On last Friday evening, Jul 28, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Neal and embraced in its strong arms their darling little girl, Lorene. She was about 4 years old and wore a smile for everyone. She leaves to mourn her loss father, mother, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
PATRICK, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Patrick, wife of a prominent Matewan garage man, ended her life shortly before noon last Thursday by shooting herself 3 times with a pistol. She was a bride of only about 3 weeks. Mr. Patrick was at work in his garage at the time of the tragedy. Mrs. Patrick was home in the house and went to a bed room, locking herself in. Lying on a bed she fired 3 shots that ended her life. One of the bullets entered the body just over the heart and another one was aimed at the temple but did not penetrate the skull. The third bullet entered the brain at about the middle of the forehead. Neighbors rushed to the house and Mr. Patrick was summoned. She lived only a few minutes. Mrs. Patrick was of foreign birth, as is Mr. Patrick. She had been in the old country for a visit and upon her return a few weeks ago was married to Mr. Patrick in New York. Williamson Republican. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1923
PARSONS, Maude Ellen
Pneumonia caused the death on Monday of Maude Ellen, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Parsons, in Ashland. She was only 8 months old and had been sick but a short time. The child was the great granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carey of this place. About 6 months ago Mr. and Mrs. Parsons son, Charles, aged 14 years, died of pneumonia being the cause of his death. Mrs. C. W. McDonald went to Ashland Wednesday to attend the funeral of the child. Also, Mrs. D.J. Burchett, Jr., and son, Wayne Carey, of this place were there. Mrs. J. J. Johnson of Jenkins and Jack Johnston of Williamson were among other relatives who attended. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
Arnold Patton, 19 years old, of Soldier, KY, met instant death under the wheels of a freight train some time Friday night near the Ashland Fire Brick company’s plant at Hayward. Patton’s mangled body was found at 6 a.m. Saturday near the switch stand of the tracks leading into the brick plant. His body was so badly mutilated that identification was hardly possible. No witnesses of the manner in which he met his death could be found. His father who resides at Soldier was notified of his son’s death. Big Sandy news, Aug 17, 1923
On Friday, Aug 10, Homer Perry, aged 15 years, was drowned in Rockcastle creek near the mouth of Laurel. He and several other boys from the Laurel school went in swimming. Two of his companions tried to rescue him but failed. Robert Vinson and a bunch of men were working on the county road near-by and they were summoned, but Homer was drowned before they could rescue him. He made his home with his aunt, Kentucky Vanover. Interment was made at Chapman Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
PRICHARD, Mrs. A.
Mrs. A. Prichard, formerly of Garner, Boyd County, but who had been in Missouri the past few years, died at her home at Perdy, MO, the first of the week. The body was brought back to Garner. Funeral service was held at the old home on Thursday and burial took place in the family burial ground. Mrs. Prichard was about 50? Years of age and the wife of Dr. A. R. Prichard, former resident of Boyd County. She is survived by her husband, one son and one daughter. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
QUILLEN, Judge W. D.
Judge W. D. Quillen, 57 years old, former judge of Greenup County and well known citizen of this section died at the Ashland General hospital Tuesday morning after a lingering illness lasting several weeks. He had been a patient there for the past 2 weeks. Judge Quillen resided at Rocky Ford about 10 miles from Greenup. He had lived there for several years. He is survived by his widow and 7 children. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
RICE, Mrs. Charles (Ruth Williams)
The death of Mrs. Charles Rice occurred last Monday at her home at Cherokee. Her body was taken to Staffordsville, Johnson County for burial. Before marriage she was Miss Ruth Williams, daughter of Powell J. Williams of Johnson County. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
Two motor cars collided Saturday afternoon at Ben Bowe siding, 16 miles east of Louisa, in this county. Of those hurt, Mart Rowe, has since died. George Dixon has had a foot amputated and is otherwise badly injured. W. T. Belcher is suffering from broken ribs, an injured back and several slighter injuries. Theron and Oscar Rowe, sons of Mart are cut and bruised, but not seriously hurt. Others slightly injured are John Garfield and Hicks Scarberry, Carlie Ward, John Thompson, Arch and Walter Graves, William Marcum and Messers. Mumford, Bell and Kelly. All are employees of the C & O railroad.. The 3 last named and W. T. Belcher were on the larger motor car, coming west. Mumford is maintenance of way engineer on this division. Belcher recently was promoted to be supervisor of track on the Big Sandy division, succeeding George Martin, who was transferred to the main line.
Mart Rowe, age 51, was section foreman and was driving the car going east with his crew. Rain was falling at the time and it is said he had his hat pulled rather low over his face to keep the rain off. This probably prevented him from seeing the other motor car in time to stop. The car coming west had almost stopped when the collision occurred, but Rowe’s car crashed into it at high speed, wrecking both of them badly. The officials jumped off the west bound car. Rowe was unconscious and never regained consciousness. He died Wednesday morning. Dixon’s ankle was crushed necessitating amputation. Dixon also suffered very serious injury from a bolt that ran into his bowels. He is 38 years old and lives a few miles from Richardson. The men who sustained the worst injuries were taken by special train to the C & O hospital in Huntington. Others were brought to Louisa. Physicians from Louisa, Bromley, Wray and Bussey, had been taken to Richardson and rendered first aid and Belcher insisted upon getting off the train at his home at Chapman. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
Miss Garnet Skeens, 19, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John Skeens of Dun???, Wayne County, died at her home Wednesday evening. She is survived by her parents, 3 brothers, Clinton, Elmer and Willard and 3 sisters, Mrs. Paul Ballenger, Mrs. Okey ???, and Miss Hazel Skeens. Funeral services were held at Buffalo Creek Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
SPRUCE, James Allen
James Allen Spruce, aged 9 years, died from injuries received when an automobile driven by Charles Dennis of Olive Hill ran over him at Kenova, WV. The body was taken to Durbin for burial. The child’s mother, after her marriage to J. G. Adams of Kenova, sent for the child, who was then at the I.O.O.F. Children’s home at Lexington to come home. He had been at home only a few days when the accident occurred. His 2 sisters, Sadie and Bertie, who were still at the home attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
Prestonsburg—Ernest, the five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Vaughan on Lower Cross Street, died last Friday and was buried on Saturday in the Gearheart cemetery. Elder Malcolm Hubbard conducted the funeral service. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
Richard Webb, 7 year old son of William Webb, of Auxier, died in a hospital at Paintsville Saturday of injuries received when he was run down by a section foreman’s motor car at Auxier Thursday afternoon. Two wheels of the motor car passed over the legs of the youth breaking one and inflicting fatal internal injuries. The railroad men on the mort car stated that the youth stepped directly in front of their car. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
The Portsmouth, OH Sun of Sunday gives the following account of the death of a Big Sandy youth. As the result of a practical joke Stephen Weddington, 16 year old Prestonsburg, KY lad met a horrible death on the Gallia Pike, in front of the S. A. Stewart garage, about 10:30 last night. The boy was riding in the back seat of a friend’s machine, sitting on the lap of a companion. Someone in a machine passing the car in which he was riding, called to him, “ You’re losing a tire.” Weddington stepped out on the running board of the car with one foot, and turned to look at the tire. Two machines passed with hitting him. A third machine, driven by Clarence Brumbaugh, 18, of Huntington, struck the lad, however, pulling him out of the car, dragging him for about 20 feet, and instantly killing him. The death car sped away but was later overtaken.
Prosecutor S. A. Skelton ordered Brumbaugh held until an investigation could be held. The death car was held as bond while the driver was allowed to stay with his mother at the home of relatives. Stephen Weddington was on his way to Cincinnati to see the Reds and Giants play ball Sunday. He was riding in an Oldsmobile touring car belonging to Dr. J. M. Leete, Prestonsburg dentist and being driven by C. C. Smith. In the car were the 3 mentioned, W. A. Dingess, Colonel May, J. H. Patton and A. J. May, Jr. The party left Prestonsburg Friday morning. They had made the trip as far as Sciotoville without incident and were coming down Gallia Street at a slow rate of speed, enjoying their ride. As they neared the Stewart residence a joker in a passing machine called out “You’re losing a tire, and Stephen, getting up off his friend’s lap moved to the side of the car, opened the door, turned, placed his right foot our on the running board and leaned out to look a the rear tire. Two machines passed them, going east, without coming close enough to strike the lad. The third car, a new Willys Knight touring car, being driven by Brumbaugh, struck the boy, his head being caught by the left hand heavy steel top support and a great hole was torn in the skull. The body was lifted out of the car and was carried away by the death car, the body clinging to the machine for about 25 feet, according to witnesses.
The Leete car stopped as soon as it was seen what had happened Officer Rain??, patrolman of the Sciotoville beat was on the scene a few seconds after the accident and ordered the Leete machine to turn and give chase to the Brumbaugh car, which was overtaken at the Powellsville road detour, on the Gallia Pike and was returned to Portsmouth. Coroner Virgil Fowler was called and took charge of the body and held an inquest on the spot. At the inquest young Brumbaugh, his mother sn sisters, who were in the car with him, stated that they did not know what had happened until they were overtaken at the intersection of the Powellsville road. They felt something jar against the side of the car, the party said, but imagined that some passing motorist had held out a stick, which had been struck. Denver C. Nichols, salesman of Huntington, was in a new Overland machine driving in front of the Willys Knight. N. H. Brumbaugh, father of the youth who was driving the death car, had purchased the machine some few days ago, and his wife, son and 2 daughters, had gone to the factory to get it. They were driving it home when the affair last night occurred.
Stephen Weddington was an orphan. His father was killed in a mine accident near Prestonsburg when the lad was quite small and he was adopted by J. M. Weddington, cashier of the First National Bank of Prestonsburg, who took him into his home and raised him as his how. Stephen was industrious to a degree above the ordinary. At 16 he was proprietor of a clothes pressing and cleaning establishment and laundry in Prestonsburg, operating the business himself and doing it, his elders way as well as a man twice his age. From the time he was a to the has been a general favorite in the Prestonsburg community. Steve as he was called , was of a bright optimistic disposition, eager to play his part in the world, and as youth who was expected to make his mark among men. The foster parents were notified. The remains were taken to the morgue, where they will be held until shipped to Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1923
WELLS, Lewis Ray
Lewis Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wells, of Licking River, died suddenly Saturday evening. The boy was 7 years old and went with the family up to near Henry Lewis’ where they were making cider. It is said that he tasted the cider but would not drink it because he did not like it. Shortly afterward he became sleepy and at about 11 o’clock he was taken home where he continued to sleep and the family got uneasy about him and sent for a doctor, but before aid could be had the little fellow died. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1923
WILLIAMSON, John B.
John B. Williamson died Tuesday at his home in Williamson, WV. He was the oldest son of Mrs. R. D. Williamson of Catlettsburg. He was ?? years of age. His death was caused by pneumonia from which he had been ill only a few days. His wife survives. He was a brother of Rowland Williamson, Mrs. Winn Adams and Miss June Williamson of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1923
Adam Wooten, 45 years old, farmer at Whites Creek, WV, was injured fatally in a peculiar accident Saturday morning when a pair of mules which he was driving became frightened and forced him under the wheels of a freight train near Big Sandy Junction. He was plowing on the new road construction near Catlettsburg. Wooten, in trying to keep the mules from running away, misjudged the danger he was in and before he could move from the impending danger, the mules forced him under the wheels of the locomotive’s tank, according to a person witnessing the horrible accident. The train’s crew failed to see the man’s body forced under the engine and consequently did not stop. After the train, an engine and a caboose had passed the injured man was picked up by workers on the road and an ambulance called from Catlettsburg. The man was hurried to an Ashland hospital where he died 2 hours after the injury. His right leg and arm were crushed from his body and a deep wound cut in his head which in all probability fractured his skull and resulted in his death. He never spoke after he was hurt, however, the physicians at the hospital stated that he was not entirely unconscious. His wife and one son were at the hospital when he died. They were called from their home on Whites Creek near Cyrus, WV soon after the accident.
According to information furnished the Ashland Independent by railroad officials, the accident occurred a mile and a half from Big Sandy Junction at a crossing east of the H. A. telegraph office. The train was light having only an engine and a caboose. It was in charge of Conductor L. T. Compton and Engineer R. J. Omara, both of Ashland. The engine and train crew stated that they knew nothing of the accident. No inquest was held since there was an eye witness to the tragedy, it was said. The funeral was conducted at Whites Creek Monday. Wooten is survived by his widow and 7 children. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1923
WRIGHT, Earl Franklin
Earl Franklin Wright, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wright, of Catlettsburg, died at his home following a few days illness with leakage of the heart. The funeral services were conducted at the French Cemetery on East Fork by Rev. Pierce, Baptist minister of Catlettsburg, and interment was made in the French cemetery. Besides his parents, he is survived by his twin brother, Edgar Lee Wright and one small sister, Elizabeth Wright. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1923
A charge of murder was placed against George Miranda, 48, a C & O section foreman of Meade Station, in connection with the death of Charles Yates, 35, of the same place, a few hours after a pistol duel between the two men near Miranda’s home. The pistol duel occurred about 8:30 Friday morning and is said to have followed an altercation between the two men when Yates is alleged to have accused Miranda of telling the police that he had been engaged in moonshining. Immediately following the shooting Miranda called the police who went to the scene where Miranda surrendered. He is at liberty under bond. Yates is survived by his parents, his widow and one child. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1923
BAILEY, James R.
While walking on the C &O tracks at Wolcott?, 8 miles from Greenup last Friday, during a hard rain storm, James R. Bailey, 19?, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bailey of Wolcott, failed to hear the whistle of a train and was instantly killed when he was struck in the back of the head and thrown for a distance of 50 feet. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
BELCHER, John Nelson
John Nelson Belcher, ??, who had lived at Elkhorn City for many years died Friday after having been struck by a C & O train near the station there. Mr. Belcher started across the track, apparently not seeing the approaching train. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
BERRY, John Everett, Jr.
The body of John Everett Berry, Jr., 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Berry of Ashland, was taken to Chapman where the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. The child had been ill for over a month and died on Friday at noon from colitis at the home of the parents. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
BUTLER, Mrs. Garfield
Mrs. Garfield Butler died last Saturday morning after a lingering illness with tuberculosis. She was a daughter of the late Jack Allen, one of the pioneer citizens of this section. She is survived by her husband and children. The children are Marcella ?Klickey, Mrs. Beatrice Cornell, Russell and Clyde Butler. She was a sister of Mrs. Fred Howes, Mrs. Claud Buckingham, Mrs. J. R. Fairchild, Mrs. Lucy Spears and one brother, Martin H. Allen of Inez. All her sisters and brothers were present at the funeral. Paintsville Herald. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
CHILDERS, Georgia (Chapman)
On May 28? the white winged messenger came to the home of J. M. Childers and removed his loving wife, Georgia from this world of trouble, sickness, sorrow, ??? and death and then planted her in a world of happiness, peace, joy and love. She had been in ill health for some time. All was done that loving hands could do to restore her to health again. In her death husband has lost a loving wife, brother, a kind sister and children a dear mother. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
William Dawson, prosperous farmer of Robinson Creek, shot and killed himself at his home Sunday after 2 previous attempts to take his life, it is reported from Pikeville. Dawson, who was a member of one of Pike County’s best known families, probably took his life because of despondency growing out of several months of ill health. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
Irene, the beautiful little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Diamond, died at her home in Columbus, OH, Thursday night, Sep 13, after a brief illness of only a few hours. Irene was unusually intelligent for one of her age. She was 4 months and 24 days old. The death of little Irene was a terrible shock to the happy family. She seemed to be in perfect health only a short time before. She leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, one brother and a host of other relatives. She was taken to the home of her grandfather, C. S. Young, on Irish Creek in Lawrence County, KY for burial and was laid to rest in the family cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. V. Berry and Bro. Hack Young. The burial took place Sunday. At the request of the family the pallbearers were Mrs. Mollie Diamond, Mrs. Emma Bishop and Misses Lockie Diamond and Opal Young. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
The Grayson Journal says: David Gibson, an old and highly respected citizen of Barrett’s Creek, died Sunday of the infirmities of old age. He was a native of Pike County and was a resident of Carter County for 60 years. The remains were laid to rest Monday in Grayson Cemetery. His wife preceded him to the grave a number of years ago. At the time of his death he was nearing the 93?rd milestone along life’s journey. His wife’s maiden name was Sylvania Bowling and to the union was born 9 children, 3 of whom are dead. Surviving are, Mort Gibson, of Big Sandy, Alex Gibson, Ashland, Mrs. D. Kitchen, Straight Creek, this county, Mrs. Steve Scott, Stinson, S. G. Gibson, Deaton, Tom Gibson, Gregoryville. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
HAMMOND, Mrs. Morton
Jattie—The death angel visited the home of Morton Hammond on the 14th and took away his loving wife. She leaves her husband and 2 daughters to mourn their loss. She was prepared to meet Jesus. The funeral took place at the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
Just at daybreak on Friday, Aug 31, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardwick, 10 miles southeast of Louisa, and claimed for its victim their darling mother, Mrs. Evaline Hardwick. She was kind and loving, loved by all who knew her. She had a kind word and pleasant smile for everyone she met. She was born Nov 8?, 1851, therefore was 72 years 8 months and 23 days of age. She leaves to mourn her loss 2 daughters and one son, 5 sisters and 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardwick on Saturday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
Mr. Henry Holbrook, brother in law of Mrs. P. C. Snyder of Ashland and who was the representative of the International Banking Corporation at Yokohama, Japan, was a victim of the Japanese disaster, according to a cablegram received by Mrs. Snyder, says the Ashland Independent. The cablegram stated that Mrs. Holbrook and their son were safe, but that Mr. Holbrook had died or was killed during the reign of terror during the earth quate. Mrs. Holbrook and son will return to America as soon as passage can be procured. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
Mrs. Fannie Honaker, venerable and esteemed Catlettsburg woman died at a hospital at Clifton Forge, VA where she had been a few days for treatment. Cancer of the liver and jaundice caused her death. Mrs. Honaker was a widow and resided at the home of Mrs. Joe Willis in Catlettsburg. She was a member of the M. E. Church of that city. Mrs. Honaker’s body arrived in Catlettsburg Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was held at the home of a niece, Mrs. Weddington at Chaffee Wednesday. Burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Honaker was a resident of Fort Gay, WV several years and had many friends there and in Louisa. Her maiden name was Johnson. She came to Louisa from Virginia and spent some time with the Snow children after the death of their parents, being a relative of their ???. She was married later to Mr. Ratcliff of Fort Gay, who died some years afterwards. Her second marriage was to Mr. Honaker. Big Sandy News, Sep 21,1923
Throngs of people from every section of Eastern Kentucky and the tristate region composed the body of human beings who attended Saturday the last rites of Charles Kitchen, 78 years old, wealthy lumberman of Eastern Kentucky and president of the Second National Bank of Ashland, who died at his home in Huntington early Thursday morning after a lingering illness, says Sunday’s Independent. For the past 40 years Mr. Kitchen had been one of the leading figures in Eastern Kentucky’s industrial and financial business. He was identified in some of this section’s greatest and most powerful enterprises. Mr. Kitchen was born and reared in the eastern section of this state. The funeral was held at the First Methodist Church, South, by the Rev. John S. Jenkins who is the pastor of the Johnson Memorial Church which church Mr. Kitchen attended in Huntington. The body was temporarily placed in the Vansant mausoleum pending the construction of a vault in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
The death of John Lambert occurred Tuesday at his home in Ironton, OH. He was an uncle of B. D. Lambert and Mrs. Stewart of this place. K. R. Stewart attended the funeral which was held on Thursday afternoon. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1923
Pick Lockwood, aged 83 years, who had been indisposed for the past 3 weeks died at his home at Lockwood Friday night. His wife, who preceded him in death ?30? years ago, was a sister of J?? E??wood of Catlettsburg. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Damron, whose husband is a conductor of the B & O railroad and who resides at the home and by Mrs. James Davidson of Huntington. Both daughters were at his bedside during his illness and at the time of his death. Mr. Lockwood was very wealthy and was very prominent. He lived in one of the most beautiful homes in this section, which occupied a site in the center of his 70 acre farm. The funeral was held at the home at Lockwood Sunday morning and burial made in the Lockwood graveyard. Mr. Lockwood was a son of William Lockwood, an early settler of the Big Sandy River. Rev. Beard, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, conducted the funeral. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
The death of Henry Maynard occurred a few days ago near Glenhayes, WV. He had not been in very good health for some time, but his last illness was of only a week’s duration. He was about ?? years of age and had been married 2 years. He is survived by his wife. He was a son of Mart Maynard, deceased. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
MEDLEY, Herman C.
Herman C. Medley, 4 years old, son of C. V. Medley of St. Albans, WV, was killed and L. V. Slater, also of St. Albans, was seriously injured when the auto in which they were riding was struck by another auto at Huntington Sunday. Their auto was struck by a Packard car driven by Miss Louise Johnson of Huntington at the intersection of Sixth avenue and Nineteenth Street. The injured man was taken to the Chesapeake & Ohio hospital soon after the accident. His condition was reported serious. Miss Johnson was released when witnesses of the accident stated that the accident was unavoidable. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
Goldie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Morris, died Aug 15, 1923, about 9 years and 6 months. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
MURRAY, John C.
John C. Murray, age 40, of Hardy, KY met a tragic death when the car which he and his family were in turned over and pinned him and his oldest boy underneath the car. The accident occurred a short distance below Nolan, WV on a high embankment. Three others members of his family were in the car. Mrs. Murray who was Miss Effie Heston of this place, was in the front seat with Mr. Murray and as the car turned over the second time she and 2 children were thrown out. Mrs. Murray has a fractured skull and 3 deep cuts on her head besides numerous bruises on her body. She is at present in the Williamson, WV hospital and her condition is regarded as serious. Mr. Murray and family were taken from the wreck by passing automobiles and rushed to Williamson hospital. His condition being most serious, he was given first attention. After his wounds were dressed he was taken to his room and he died within about 30 minutes from hemorrhage.
The children have slight bruises and cuts about their faces and bodies. The oldest boy who was under the car received only slight injuries. He crawled between the seats. Mr. Murray was a member of the I.O.O.F., Juniors and K. of P’s. He had been working for the Fordson Company at Hardy for at least a year where he held a position as foreman of mines. His body was brought to Louisa on Monday evening to the home of his father-in-law, Thomas Heston. Funeral services were conducted there on Wednesday and he was buried in Fulkerson Cemetery. Rev. H. S. Early conducted the services. His brother, Walter Murray, and 2 sisters attended the funeral besides numerous friends and relatives, including Dave Holly and family of Pt. Pleasant, WV. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
NICHOLS, Valentine Taylor
The many friends of Valentine Taylor Nichols will be sorry to learn of his death which took place Wednesday, Aug 29. Funeral services were held Friday morning in the ?Meaner? Church. Bishop Sylvanus Collett presided. The speakers were Wilbur Sowards, John L. McConkle, and Congressman Don R. Colton. Interment was made in the M??? Cemetery with William Ashby dedicating the grave. Valentine Taylor Nichols was born Feb 18, 1854, at Flat Gap, Johnson County, KY. He was married to Mary Emily Amanda Harris in 1876. To this union were born four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, three of whom are living, 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He and his family accepted the gospel and went to Vernal, Utah in the year 1892, residing in M???. He was highly respected by all, had a keen memory, liberal views, honest and upright, a devoted husband and father. Mr. Nichols was injured at the home of William Murry when he fell from an apricot tree while picking fruit. He was injured internally by the fall and could not be moved from the Murry home, dying Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
Miss Shirley Pope, daughter of Roscoe Pope, of Lawrence County, was killed in an automobile accident on Sycamore mountain, near Williamson, WV Sunday. Henry Chaffin was driving the car and was instantly killed. Henry Hall and Mrs. Alvin Stanley were in the same car and both were injured. Hall is not expected to recover, but Mrs. Stanley is not dangerously hurt. The body of Miss Pope was shipped to her father’s home for burial. She had lived in Williamson for several years. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
The eight months old child of Oscar Prince was brought to this place and taken to his former home in the county for burial a few days ago. Mr. Prince and family lived here before going to Fleming where he is now located being manager of the ??? Variety Store. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
RICE, Mrs. Charlie (Rouie Williams)
On Aug 21, 1923, the pale horse and his rider visited the home of Charlie Rice and took from him his loving wife, Rouie. She had been in good health until the morning before her death. She had done her housework as usual and about the hour of 8 o’clock she suffered a stroke. A doctor was summoned and she lived only until 5 o’clock the next morning. Heart trouble caused her death. Rouie was a good woman in every respect and was loved by all who knew her. She was a daughter of T. J. Williams and was born and raised in Johnson County near Paintsville. She was one of Johnson’s best school teachers and was married to Charles Rice about 17 years ago. They moved to Irish Creek, 14 years ago and lived there ever since. She has left to mourn her loss her husband and 2 children, Glenn age 1? And Gladys age 4, one brother and a mother, besides many other relatives and friends. She was taken to her old home in Johnson County for burial. Big Sandy news, Sep 28, 1923
William Salters, a native of Lawrence County and son of Harvey B. Salters, formerly Sheriff of Lawrence County, was killed at War, McDowell County, WV Sunday afternoon by a Negro. The body was brought to Louisa Tuesday and taken to the home of H. B. Salters near Yatesville for burial. He was 41 years old. For 9 years he had been employed in McDowell County as a deputy sheriff and detective, and had many thrilling experiences. He leaves a wife, but no children. Some friends and officers accompanied the body here.
Following are the details as given in the daily press: Bluefield, WV, Sep 4—William Salters, a deputy sheriff of McDowell County and one of the three defendants who figured in the trial for the murder of Sid Hatfield and Ed Chambers on the court house steps at Welch in 1921, was shot and instantly killed Sunday afternoon at War. William Jackson, colored, who is charged with the murder, is a patient at the Miners’ hospital suffering from 2 bullet wounds sustained in a fight with members of a posse which chased him into the woods following the death of Salters. Jim Slaughter, also colored, is being held in the McDowell County jail on information given Sheriff W. J. Hatfield by Jackson who alleged Slaughter did the shooting. The trouble started at a negro ball game and following the fight in which Jackson is said to have assaulted a white man, he escaped. He was charged with shooting twice at the white man. Salters commandeered a horse and started in pursuit. It was said Jackson got behind a tree and as the officer rode up he was shot from his horse. Salters raised his head and rested it on his elbow when the negro came close and shot him through the head, it is reported. The posse chased him and fired many shots, 2 or 3 taking effect in the negro’s body. William Salters was acquitted in Sid Hatfield case as having acted in self-defense. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
SAMMONS, Edmond Walter
A dear little cousin has departed from our midst, an innocent little soul has gone back to its Maker, still without a blemish. Little Edmond Walter Sammons was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sammons, who preceded him to the heavenly land less than 4 years ago. The little boy died at his grandparents’ home, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Coburn, Sep 7, 1923 aged 6 years. Little Ed was less than 2 years old when his parents departed this world leaving so faithfully 8 children to the care of Him who does all things well. When little Ed became ill with flux he was taken to his grandparents’ home where his brothers and other relatives did all that could be done for the little one. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
SAMMONS, Opal Ruth
On Wednesday, Mar 29?, 1922 a bright little baby girl arrived at the home of Lys Sammons and wife. Just how long she came to stay they didn’t know, but perhaps they thought for a long time. But on Sep 18, 1923, the home was entered again, this time by the angel of death that took the little darling back. Opal Ruth was one year, 5 months and 11 days old. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Sammons and Ward and the little form of Opal Ruth was laid to rest in the family burying ground. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
SKIDMORE, Mrs. C. P.
Mrs. C. P. Skidmore, 21 years old and 19 months old son, James Skidmore were instantly killed by a C & O train in front of the Russell station Friday night. The mother with the babe in her arms attempted to cross the tracks in front of the oncoming train in an effort to reach the railway station platform. As she saw the approaching train the woman according to witnesses started to run but fell to the track directly in the path of the train when her foot caught between the railroad ties. Both the mother and babe were instantly killed. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
SMITH, W. M.
W. M. Smith of Beechfork, Wayne County, died Sunday leaving a wife, 2 sons and 6 daughters. His sons are D. E. Smith, of Huntington, and Morris Smith of Mingo Junction, OH and the daughters are Malissa Booth and Blanche Keller of Mingo Junction, Mary Brown of Huntington, Bertha Hale of Wayne, Arma Keller and ?Ena Smith of Beechfork. He was married twice, his first wife being Alemeda Davis and his second wife, Harriet Lockhart. Eight children were born to the first union and one to the last union. He was 74 years old and had been a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church for a number of years. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
On the morning of Sep 13th the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Spillman and claimed for its victim their son, Alva, age 19 years. He was a good boy, respected by all and to lose him truly brings a deep and heavy shadow, but the light sometime will break through and there will be a glad and happy reunion in the great beyond. He was the second son to be called by death from this home within 7 months. It is indeed a great sorrow to the parents, sisters and brothers. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
About 2 o’clock on the morning of Sep 13, 1923 death entered the home of J. W. Spillman and took from them their beloved son, Alvia. He was born Sep 12, 1903. He was a kind and affectionate son and brother and always wore a smile had had a kind word for all he met. Alvia was sick about 7 weeks with appendicitis. He bore his suffering without a murmur and often told his parents that he was so ???some that he didn’t want to get well, that he wanted to go to his brother Willard who had preceded him to the glory land only 7 months ago. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
THOMPSON, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. Albert Thompson died Sunday at the home of her son, H. H. Thompson, at Zebulon. She was 89 years of age and had been an invalid most of the time since the death of her husband 4 years ago. The Thompsons are one of the most influential families of Pike County. The deceased was formerly Miss Mary Stratton and was an aunt of Attorney P. B. Stratton of Pikeville. Among those present at the funeral were the 8 children: A. W. Thompson, Williamson, WV, Richard Thompson, Pikeville, W. M. Thompson, H. H. Thompson, Mrs. Nancy Charles, Mrs. Maggie Charles, Zebulon and Mrs. Martha Jane Barnett, Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1923
THORNBURY, Robert M.
Robert M. Thornbury, 30 years old, popular citizen of Pikeville, died at midnight Friday night at the Ashland General hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for several days for spinal and cerebral complications. He received injuries in a fire several years ago at Pikeville and had been a cripple since that time. He was the son of the late McClelland Thornbury of Pikeville who died several years ago. Bobbie Thornbury was a very popular citizen of Pikeville as he was familiar to every citizen of that city. He ran a popcorn and peanut stand on one of the streets of Pikeville. He is survived by one sister, Miss Willie Thornbury and one uncle, L. D. Marrs of Pikeville, with whom he and his sister made their home. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
VARNEY, Alfred B.
The body of Alfred B. Varney, who died Monday at Williamson, WV was taken to the home of his father near Toler, KY for burial. Mr. Varney was treasurer of the Williamson Chamber of Commerce and that body was officially represented at the funeral by Harry Scherr, president, Lant R. Slaven, John C. Burchett, O. E. Owens, Hyman Bank and W. A. Wilson. The body of little Janet Varney killed outright when the car was wrecked was interred at the same time with that of her father. Mrs. Alfred B. Varney was reported as resting well, and there is a strong hope that she may recover from the injuries received in the wreck that caused the death of her husband and little daughter. Virginia Pinson, the little neighbor girl who was in the Varney car and suffered severe hurts, is also doing well and seemingly on the road to recovery. The two surviving Varney children both less than 2 years old, are doing well and considered out of danger. –Williamson News. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1923
WEBB, Betty Mae
Betty Mae, the beautiful little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Webb, died suddenly Friday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock of heart trouble, after an illness of only a few hours. The child was unusually intelligent for one of its age, being only 3 months and 1 week old. The death of little Betty Mae was a terrible shock to the happy family as she seemed in perfect health only a day or two before. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, W. T. Cain, Jr., and Miss Opal Spencer sang, “Safe in the arms of Jesus.” The pallbearers were James E. Ferguson, Robert P. Dixon, Jr., W. T. Caines, Jr. and Dr. C. E. Skaggs. The body was interred in the family plat in Pine Hill Cemetery. Among the out of town people to attend the funeral were E. B. Hager and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hager, Jr., of Ashland, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Jay Vinson and Miss Georgia Vinson of Garrett and Mrs. Dora Greever of Wayland. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1923
WILSON, Elizabeth (Frazier)
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, aged 95 years, died on Wednesday of last week of infirmities of age at the home of her son, Rev. B. S. Akers, in Ceredo, WV. Funeral services were held Thursday evening at the residence. The body was brought to Fort Gay, WV, her former home, where interment took place on Friday afternoon in the Frazier Cemetery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. L. D. Bryan of Fort Gay. Mrs. Wilson is survived by 2 sons, James Akers of Fort Gay and Rev. B. S. Akers, 30 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. Deceased was born Jan 2, 1828, at Fort Gay. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Frazier. In 1843 at the age of 15 years, she was married to John Akers of Wayne County. To this union were born 6 children, John Akers, her husband, died in the spring of 1860. Several months later she was united to James P. Wilson of Russell County, VA. To this union were born 6 children, most of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson resided in various places in Wayne County until Mr. Wilson’s death which occurred about 6 years ago. After this she made her home with her son, Rev. Akers. She has been a member of the Southern M. E. Church at Mill Creek for a period of 75 years. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1923
BALL, Mrs. James
The death of Mrs. James Ball occurred last Friday night at her home near Louisa. She had been ill several weeks with typhoid fever. On Sunday the body was taken to the home of her father, Peyton Blackburn on upper Lick Creek where funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Burgess. Interment took place in the family burial ground near the home. Mrs. Ball is survived by her husband and children. Mr. Ball is keeper of the county infirmary and the family had moved to the farm on which it is located a year or so ago. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
BALL, L. F.
L. F. Ball, prominently known citizen of Genoa, died suddenly at Wayne Tuesday evening of this week from heart failure, says the Wayne News. Uncle Lafayette, as he was familiarly known to his friends, had come to Wayne on Train No. 21 as a representative of the Wilson Baptist Church at the Association in session here this week. He had just gotten off the train and was in Claude Newman’s automobile who was at the station to meet delegates to the Association here. Death came suddenly and he did not speak after those about him noticed that his head had fallen forward. The deceased had been in poor health for the past 2 weeks but was able to cut corn the day he died. He was ?63? years of age and was county surveyor of this county for a number of years. He also represented Wayne County one term in the State Legislature. Mr. Ball was an active member of the Twelve Pole Baptist Church of which congregation he was a deacon. Funeral services were held at the residence near Genoa Thursday in charge of Rev. A. W. Damron of Wayne. The following relatives survive: 2 sisters, Mrs. Calvin Moore of Centerville and Miss Malissa Ball of Kenova; 5 children, Haskell, Theron, and Will Ball, all of this county, Mrs. Sam Noe of Genoa and Mrs. Lou Frazier of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Oct 5,1923
BATES, Virginia L.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Lee Bates, 56 years old of Wayne County, who died at her home Thursday were held Friday afternoon from the Beulah Heights church, near Harveytown. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church. Mrs. Bates was in good health up until a few days before her death. She is survived by her husband, John L. Bates and 5 daughters, Mrs. Handley Mullins, Mrs. Clarence Roberts, Mrs. William Smith, Mrs. Hughey ?Rart, and Mrs. Roy Taylor, by 4 sons, Ira and Lee Bates, Thomas Bates and John Bates and by 2 sisters, Mrs. Luther Thompson all of Huntington and Mrs. William Buskings of Burkhannon, WV. Big Sandy news, Oct 5, 1923
BOGGS, L. F.
Louis Franklin Boggs, aged citizen, died of Bright’s disease at the home of his son, Crate Boggs, at Portsmouth on Tuesday of last week. Another son, Harry, and 3 daughters, Minnie, Belva and Bertha, survive. They formerly lived at Webbville, this county, and the body was taken there for burial. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
James Dean, 17 years old, of Denton, KY, was arrested Monday and lodged in jail at Grayson on a murder charge, following the shooting of Lonnie Bond, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Bond, of Denton, last Saturday on a hunting trip with the Dean boy. Bond was found in the woods by his father with a hole through his jaw, made by a shotgun, and Dean declared to police that Bond had shot himself. When the two boys left early Saturday morning on the trip, Bond carried a rifle and Dean a shotgun. The two boys were having a quarrel when they left the latter’s home, according to B. W. Dean, father of the dead boy. The father stated that the argument arose over the shooting of the Dean boy’s dog, which happened the night before, and that he heard James Dean tell his son that if the dog had been killed, he would shoot Bond. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1923
FINNEY, Beatrice M.
Miss Beatrice M. Finney died at her home near Burnaugh Station in Boyd County last Sunday morning. Her last illness was of only a few weeks duration. A nervous breakdown and complications caused her death. She was the daughter of James M. and Kaern Powell Finney and was born 48 years ago in the house in which her death occurred. As a young lady she was a teacher in the Boyd County schools a few years. In January, 1901, Miss Finney went to Africa as a missionary. She remained there 3 years and because of failing health returned home. Her mother and sister, Miss Nannie, reside at the old home and another sister, Mrs. Ed Finney lives in Catlettsburg. Miss Finney and her sister, Miss Nannie were both preachers of the gospel and were engaged in religious work in ??? Kentucky a good ??? of the time. Miss Nannie was in India doing missionary work a year or more. Funeral services were held at Kavanaugh Chapel Monday and burial took place at Kavanaugh by the side of her father. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
HAMPTON, G. D.
The funeral of G. D. Hampton, of Fort Gay, WV, was held on Saturday morning at that place. The service was conducted at the Baptist Church. Mr. Hampton was a member of the I.O.O.F. and a member from the ??? Lodge attended. He was a merchant, at one time, located in Louisa. For more than a year he had been in failing health. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1923
HARMON, John Wesley
John Wesley Harmon, aged 19 years died a victim of appendicitis. The young man was employed here by the N & W and was not aware of his condition until his appendix became ruptured. Practically in a dying condition he was taken to the Williamson hospital last Sunday where he was operated on by Dr. Hatfield. In spite of all that medical science could do he passed away on Monday. The body was sent to the former home of the deceased at Inez for burial. Williamson News. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
Son Hitchcock, of West Van Lear, fell from a chestnut tree, a distance of about 50 feet last Sunday and sustained injuries from which he died Wednesday night. His skull was fractured and both arms and several ribs broken. He is the son of J. M. Hitchcock. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
HOLBROOK, ?. M. C.
On Sep 11 sickness unto death came to the home of Mrs. Nancy Holbrook. Later on Oct 2, 1923, the death angel took its flight from glory world and came and took from her her beloved husband, ?. M. C. Holbrook, age 79 years, ? months and ? days. These older ones were united in matrimony many years ago. To them were born 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls, Martha, Elisha and Elija God called years ago The rest of the children were present except Mrs. Trinnie Wright who left a few days before his death to return to her home at South Charleston, WV. Mrs. Mary Jane Crabtree, Mrs. Sarah Triplett, Mrs. Cora L??sion, John and Will Holbrook, were all present at the funeral of their father. Grandfather bore his suffering with patience and called on God to let the sting of death be as light as possible. He leaves to mourn his loss a living companion, 6 children, ?? grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren and a host of friends. He was laid to rest in the M.V. Large cemetery beside his 3 children. The funeral service was conducted by H. V. Berry and W. M. Crabtree. A granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1923
JOHNSON, U. G.
Riley Marcum and wife are being held in the Martin County jail at Inez, without bond, charged with the murder of U. G. Johnson, Superintendent of Schools. Their examining trial was first set for Tuesday of this week but was continued until next Tuesday at the request of the Commonwealth. Mrs. Marcum has a baby 3 months old. The killing occurred at the home of the ??...., Long Branch, several miles from Inez. The report was given out by the Marcums that Mr. Johnson had died of heart disease during the night. His son, John, of Kermit, hastened to the scene as soon as the news was received and found his father’s body ??? pool of blood on the floor, with several cuts and bruises on his head Evidently a heavy instrument of some kind had been used. At the coroner’s inquest it is said Marcum and his wife gave conflicting testimony. The only theory as to the cause of the killing is that Marcum was a tenant of Johnson’s and they may have had trouble about a settlement. The murdered man was a native of Martin County and was very popular. He was a brother of George F. Johnson, deceased, who for 16 years, was County Court Clerk of Lawrence County. Mr. Johnson leaves a widow and several children. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1923
The body of Preston Kimbler aged 9 years passed through Louisa Monday morning on the way to Paintsville for burial. His death occurred at Normal Sunday at the home of his father J. H. Kimbler after an illness of 3 years of tuberculosis. Burial took place in the Brown Cemetery at Paintsville Monday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
Martha Lucas, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lucas of ???, died as a result of burns received while playing with matches. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
MAY, U. G.
U. G. May, ?? year old, died at his home in Huntington, last week. He was a resident of that city for 16 years. He went to Huntington from Johnson County, KY and was an active church member. He was a prominent contractor at the time of his death. Mr. May is survived by his widow and 10 children, Florence, Gladys, Mamie, Grant, Jr., Raymond, Mrs. Catherine Wallace, Mrs. Callie Garland, Mrs. Bessie Tulley and Henrietta Sexton of Huntington and Mrs. Rebecca ??? of Buffalo, WV, 16 grandchildren also survive. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1923
Cecil Noe, 21, truck driver of Ashland, died at the Ashland General hospital as the result of injuries he received when the ??? car in which he was a passenger crashed into a Grayson ??? on Greenup Avenue near Eleventh Street. William K??? of East Front Avenue was the driver of the car, said to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it stuck the ??? which was standing still. K??? was fined $100 and only on a charge of reckless driving at police court this morning and although held for a time at the request of Noe’s parents was later released. Noe was employed by the ??? Williamson Hardware Company and a is survived by his parents and a number of brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Osborn, 30 years old, who died Friday in a Huntington hospital were held at the residence at Wayne Saturday. Rev. Thomas Vaughn officiated at the services. Interment was made at the Elmwood Cemetery near Wayne. Mrs. Osborn was well known and was an active church member of the Christian Church at Wayne. The deceased is survived by her husband, John Osborn, and 4 children, Edith, Eula, Leona and Henry Osborn, all of Wayne County. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
John Owens, 20 years old, of Regina who was fatally injured Thursday night in an auto accident at Pikeville died in a hospital in Ashland Friday night. Mr. Owens suffered a badly fractured skull when the auto in which he and another man were riding hit a concrete mixer. He was taken to the hospital and after X-ray examination had been made an operation was performed in an effort to save his life. The skull was fractured to such a great extent that the man’s brains were visible, it is said. His wife and baby and several members of his family were at the hospital when he died. The body was prepared for burial and returned to his home for interment. Mr. Owens was a son of William Owens of Belcher and a barber in Pikeville. The accident occurred near the lower end of Cline Street. The auto was a new one, belonging to Sheriff J. M. Johnson, he having recently driven it home from Detroit. Orville Coleman, a merchant of Wolfpit, was driving the car at the time of the accident and was cut about the head. His injuries were not serious. The car skidded about 27 feet and rant into the mixer. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
Mossy Bottom, KY, Oct 21, 1923—On Oct 14, 1923, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. George Parsons and took for its victim the beloved husband and father. He was hurt in the mines at Mossy Bottom where he lived and died at Ashland hospital Sunday. Mr. Parsons was a good man, loved and respected by all who knew him. He was always ready to help anyone in time of need. He has left to mourn his loss his wife and 5 children: Gracie, aged 12, Hazel, 10, Lewis, 6, Ethel, 4, Edith, 2, and 2 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. Bill Lowe and Mrs. Mus?? Lowe, Frank Parsons, Alex Parsons, Jasper Parsons and other relatives and a host of friends. His body was taken to Floyd County for burial where Mr. Parsons has lived for 4 or 5 years. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
PERDUE, Absalom L.
Absalom L. Perdue, of Ceredo, who has been an invalid for many years, died early Sunday morning at his home on the outskirts of Ceredo at the age of 80. Mr. Perdue had long been in failing health and was a victim of spinal trouble. He had owned and conducted a farm near Ceredo until he became too ill to work and was confined to his home. The aged man is survived only by his widow and 2 grandchildren, his children being dead. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1923
Homer Pyles, 10? Year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pyles of Huntington, was crushed to death Saturday between 2 state road trucks on the Barboursville road. The boy was the victim of an unusual accident for which L. D. Burns, of Charleston, has been held to the grand jury under bond of $5,000 with a charge of manslaughter temporarily against him. Driving toward Huntington according to witnesses, Burns is said to have collided his automobile with the rear of the one of the state road trucks. The boy was seated on the bumper of the truck, hit, which started rolling and crashed into another truck directly ahead crushing the boy between them. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1923
Miss Sarah Risner, of near Salyersville, died in the Paintsville hospital ?? hours, after she was taken there. Death was due to a gunshot wound inflicted by a young man after she refused to marry him. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
Mr. Andrew Ritchie passed away last Sunday morning at the home of his son who lived in the Preece addition above Louisa. He was ?81? years of age and his death came unexpectedly. He is survived by 7 children, all married. They were present at the funeral which was conducted at the home by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett on Monday. Burial was in the graveyard nearby. The Ritchie family came to this place from West Virginia a short time ago. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
The funeral of Herbert Waddell, 27, of Kenova, whose death early Sunday morning is believed to have been caused by concussion of the brain resulting from the crash Saturday afternoon, between the motorcycle upon which he was riding and an automobile driven by Mrs. T. P. Morgan, also of Kenova, took place from the Kenova Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Funeral services were in charge of the Kenova Masonic Lodge, AF and AM, Rev. H. J. Francis, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by both Rev. B. F. Sperow of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. J. S. T???, pastor of the Kenova M. E. Church. He is survived by his father and mother, a twin brother and one sister. Both Waddell and his family were unaware he was fatally injured, or even hurt. After the accident he is said to have declared himself unhurt except for a slight cut on one of his legs, which was treated and dressed by a physician who said that at the time it was impossible to discern anything wrong with the young man. Waddell attended the football game between Ceredo ?? and St. Albans. After his leg had been treated Saturday afternoon and was apparently in the best of health. He became suddenly sick at the game and was taken to the home later physicians were summoned and found him suffering from violent convulsions. He died Sunday morning. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
On Monday morning Oct 8th, the death angel visited Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Ward and took their darling little daughter, Irene. She was 3 years old and was a bright child. She was loved by all who knew her but God saw a vacant place that could be filled with one little bright jewel and he took her to that glory land above. She was laid in the Booth Cemetery to rest eternally. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1923
The body of Fred Wilson was brought to Fort Gay, WV on Wednesday for burial. He died Tuesday at his home in Huntington after an illness of several months. Mr. Wilson was a former resident of Fort Gay and with his family moved to Huntington a few years ago. His wife was before marriage was Miss Lizzie Harris, survives, also 5 children. One of the daughters is married. He was the son of David Wilson of Ceredo. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1923
Fred Wilson departed this life Oct 2, 1923 aged 48 years, death being caused by heart trouble. He was born Sep 16, 1875. He leaves a dear companion and 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, a devoted mother and ten (or could be two) sisters and one brother to mourn his loss. He was the son of Felix Wilson who died some years ago. He was laid to rest in the Beaire Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1923
ADAMS, Mrs. Nell Davidson Adams passed away at her home in Huntington, WV Thursday of last week. Apoplexy was the cause of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C??? Davidson of South Point, OH, and lived in Catlettsburg a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Richard M. Adams, formerly of Salyersville, KY and 2 daughters, one of whom is married, the other 8 years of age. The body was taken to the home of her parents where funeral services were held with interment in the family cemetery at South Point. Her only brother, Howard Davidson and his wife were called from Atlanta, GA by her death. Mrs. Adams has relatives in Louisa and visited here frequently. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
AKERS, Mrs. Kent (Eliza Greene)
Mrs. S. Kent Akers of Ashland died Thursday morning after a long illness. Two months previous to her death she was taken to Asheville, NC in hope of restoring her health, but it was there that her death came as a relief to her suffering. Mrs. Akers was Miss Eliza Greene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ?O. J. Greene. The mother and father were present, together with the brother, Arthur, when the end came. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Kenton Akers, her father and mother, one sister, Mrs. Effie Wheeler of Skaggs, KY and several brother, the Rev. Arthur Greene of Pikeville, Edgar, Elza, Norman, Jackson and Milton all of Ashland. The body was taken to Cyrus, WV the home of her husband’s family and buried Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Wilford Meek of Ashland and the Rev. R. E. Akers of Ceredo. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
BADGETT, F. B.
Prestonsburg--F. B. Badgett “Buck” as he was familiarly known was found dead by his niece Miss Sallie Badgett Friday morning at their home on Little Paint, when she went to call him to breakfast. He was 63 years old and was loved by all who knew him. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
The Wayne, WV News says: Mrs. Cassie Bowen, age ?52, widely known local woman and one of the oldest teachers in point of service in the Wayne County school system, died at the home of a niece in Huntington Saturday morning. She retired Friday night with the intention of leaving Huntington for the early bus Saturday morning for Wayne. When members of the family noticed that she did not get on up in response to the alarm clock which she had set the night before, they went to her room and found her dead. Doctors pronounced death due to heart trouble and said that she had likely died in the early part of the night. The deceased was born and raised in Wayne County and had always made her home here. For the past few months she has been visiting relatives in Logan and Huntington. She had been a teacher in the schools of this county for 23 years and her faithfulness to duty was a characteristic known to everyone. She was a devoted member of the Wa?? Christian Church. The body was brought to Wayne Saturday afternoon and lay in state here until Sunday afternoon when the funeral services were conducted which were in charge of Rev. A. W. Dam?? The deceased was the daughter of the late ? Fisher and ??? Bowen. Surviving relatives include 3 sisters, Mrs. Solon Rooton, Wayne, Mrs. Steve Herald, Logan County and Mrs. T. R. Goddard of Arkansas and 2 brother Colvis Bowen of Huntington and Leo Bowen of the State of Washington, Interment was made in Elmwood Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
BRAGG, Mrs. William Bragg
Mrs. William Bragg of Huntington died in a hospital there last week and was buried in the family cemetery at Denton, KY She had been a resident of Huntington for the past 2 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. A. J. Pennington, Wesley Pennington, and Dave Pennington, all of Denton, KY, and by M??? and Lin??? Pennington of Huntington, Mrs. Elizabeth Gallian of Denton, Mrs. Nancy V. ??? of Carnersville, IN, Mrs. Rachel Coffee, of Bolts Fork, KY and by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pennington of Denton. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
BUTCHER, Mrs. Emerson (Mollie Childers)
Mattie—Sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Emerson Butcher of Beaver, OH. She is remembered here as Miss Mollie Childers. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
Mollie Childers Butcher daughter of Harden and Angeline Childers was born May 8, 1901 in Lawrence County, KY and died Nov 16, 1923 at her home at Beaver, OH, aged 22 years, 6 months and 8 days. She was married to Emerson Butcher in 1922. To this union was born a daughter, Imogene. She was the youngest in a family of 9 children. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, daughter, parents, brothers and sisters, Pharoah and Arby, Lucasville, OH, Mrs. G. V. Roberts and Charles of ?manco, KY, Bird of Mattie KY, Mrs. L. L. Lawler of Wymore, Neb. Mrs. John Ramey of Waverly, OH and ??? of Portsmouth, H. She was a Christian woman and ???? herself to all she came in contact, especially to her husband’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Butcher and a host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
CARTER, William M.
William M. Carter, employee of the American Rolling Mill Company at Ashland, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Carter of Richardson, died from injuries received when he was struck by a train shortly before midnight Monday. It is not known how the accident occurred but it is supposed that Carter was walking along the tracks going toward the Armco plant and was struck by the train. Carter’s body was found by a train crew, when they were passing by the plant of the Standard Stag Company. The crew rushed him to the King’s Daughters’ hospital where he died shortly afterward. Carter’s parents are Richardson were notified of the accident and they arrived in Ashland Tuesday to take charge of the body. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
CASTLE, Mrs. Oscar
Paintsville—The many friends of Mrs. Oscar Castle will regret to hear of her death, which occurred Sunday at her home in this city. Mrs. Castle had been sick for the past few months, since the death of her little son. She was the daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. Grant Daniel and one of the best known and most popular women in the city. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
CHADWICK, John, Jr.
John Chadwick, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chadwick, who reside about a quarter of a mile south of Cyrus was killed and his body badly mangled by an N & W freight train last Sunday evening. John in company with 2 brothers, had been attending a meeting at Cyrus and as a freight train was passing, they concluded to ride home. The two brothers alighted all right, but John failed to put in an appearance. A search revealed his mangled body lying along the railroad track, he evidently having fallen beneath the wheels in attempting to alight. Ceredo Advance. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1923
The little four year old daughter of William Cochran died in the hospital at Louisa Tuesday night from burns received the day before. The family lives at Kermit, WV and at the time of the accident the mother was in Louisa at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Richmond, who had just been operated upon for gall stones at Riverview hospital. The child’s clothing caught fire from a pile of leaves and ??? which a little companion had set on fire in the yard at the Cochran home. The body was taken to Kermit for burial. Big Sandy news, Nov 23, 1923
The Portsmouth, OH Sun of last Friday gives the following account of the death of a former citizen of our county and his son:
Death, standing guard at the Candy Run grade crossing off the Scioto Trail a mile and a half south of Lucasville, claimed 2 victims and possibly a third yesterday afternoon. Grover Cordle, 37 and his second son, Millard, 14, of Candy Run are dead. They were killed instantly when the Ford touring car in which they were riding home from work, was struck and demolished by passenger train No. 15, running north on the N & W and due at Lucasville at 3:50 p.m. The oldest son, Norman, 16, also a passenger in the car is lying in a critical condition at Hempstead hospital. He is expected to live, however.
According to eye witnesses, the train was gaining slightly on the Ford, as both came north, the machine keeping about a hundred yards ahead on the Scioto Trail, of the slow moving passenger train. The gap between the two was considerably narrowed, however, when the elder Cordle, driving slowed down to make the grade turn up and across the tracks on his way to their home about a mile and a half up Candy Run. The slowing moving machine lost power, going up the grade and at the crest, as the machine reached the first of the double tracks, Cordle was seen to hesitate, although whether he was trying to stop or go into low gear could not be determined. As the train neared the crossing, the machine again started forward, directly in front of the on rushing engine, which hurled Ford and occupants 25 years up the tracks after dragging it along the ties for a few feet.
The father was driving. In the front seat with him was Millard. In the rear seat was Norman, who had apparently crouched in the corner of the seat as far as possible from the oncoming train, as it struck the machine squarely in the middle, bending it almost double. The two in the front seat were instantly killed. Both sustained severe fractures around the base of the skull. Cordle has worked for Charles Apgel? Intermittently since he first moved to the Lucasville district 10 years ago from Lilly Chapel where he resided for a year previous. His sons were employed with him as corn huskers, and had worked on the farm during the greater portion of the year with him. Three years ago the Cordles purchased their little home behind the Bannon place in Candy Creek. They were all steady workers, and did well with their little property. As the boys grew larger, and started working for other people, the family got a little ahead and 3 weeks ago purchased their machine. They carried no insurance and are caught unprepared for the sudden blow which deprives them of 2 of their bread winners.
Grover Cordle was 37 years of age on Feb 15 last. The life he has led has brought him a reputation as an upstanding, noble character, a man who will be missed by his many friends, one who played a humble but honest part in the life of the community. When death struck its double blow yesterday, it brought the total of deaths in the immediate family to five, for three children, Inez, Lida and Eathen, have gone beyond. Surviving are the two are Norman, 16, whose recovery from the accident is in doubt, Ida, 18, Grace, 11, and Bertha, 7. The bereaved widow also survives. Mr. Cordle’s mother died several years ago, and his father was last heard from at Columbus last February. Mr. Cordle is also survived by 2 half-sisters. The family moved to Lilly Chapel about 11 years ago from Lawrence County, KY. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
CRUTCHER, John Thomas
A most lamentable accident happened last Friday morning at the home of C. B. Crutcher on the point just across the river from Louisa. The 17 year old son, John Thomas Crutcher, was so badly burned that he died Friday night at midnight. Mrs. Crutcher, his mother, was so severely burned on the hands and arms that she will be disabled for quite a while. Two other sons, younger than John, were somewhat burned in trying to put out the flames. Which threatened to destroy the home. The explosion of a can of crude oil was the cause of the catastrophe. John was using the oil in getting a fire started in the kitchen stove. A flash followed the stream of oil to the can. An explosion resulted and burning oil was thrown all over the boy and the room. His mother rant to his assistance and was burned in trying to get his clothing off. John’s body was ??? from the hips up and the physicians held out no hope for him. The funeral took place at the residence Sunday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in Fulkerson Cemetery. Rev. Thompson of Fort Gay, assisted by Dr. F.P. Jernigan of Louisa, conducted the services. The father, who was engaged as foreman on road work in Pike County, arrived home Friday evening. They had another boy burned to death several years ago, and later a daughter, a?? grown, ws drowned. Besides the parents, the surviving members of the family are 2 sisters, Mrs. M. M. Echols of Logan, Mrs. Mary Ta??? Of Fort Gay and 4 brothers, Frank of Pensacola, Henry, Ernest and Charles. Big Sandy news, Nov 23, 1923
CURNUTTE, Mrs. George
Mrs. George Curnutte passed away at her home just below Louisa on Thursday night of last week. She never regained consciousness after a stroke of paralysis which occurred early that morning. She had been busy about the usual morning’s work and was milking a cow near William Fulkerson’s home when stricken. She was talking with Mrs. Fulkerson up to the time of the stroke. Mrs. Curnutte’s health had not been very good for some time but she had not been confined to her home. She was a good woman and kind neighbor. Her husband and a number of children survive, one of whom Mrs. Ora Varner is a missionary in foreign field and with her husband John Varner, has been in India the past few weeks. Mrs. Curnutte’s burial took place on Pine Hill in the Fulkerson cemetery Saturday morning after funeral services conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett at the home. Many friends attended the service and followed the body to the last resting place. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
Joseph Davis, son of Jeff Davis, of Offutt, died of typhoid fever Oct 18. He had been employed at Wayland. He was 21 years of age and was married 3 years to Elizabeth Walters of Williamsport. Jeff Davis was a merchant in Louisa some years ago. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
DIAMOND, Charles L.
After an illness of several weeks, the death of Charley Diamond occurred on Friday night of last week at his home in Louisa. Softening of the brain is said to have caused his death. He was about 58 years old and the son of Joshua Diamond. He had spent most of his life here and was a quiet industrious citizen. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Diamond, 3 daughters and one son, Allen. The older son, Paul, was killed in a railroad wreck a few years ago. The daughters are Thursa Diamond of Chicago, Mrs. C. T. Cochran of Atlanta, and Mrs. Cecil Adkins of this place. All were present at the funeral. Also 2 brothers, and 3 sisters, Jerry of Ashland, Frank of Huntington, Mrs. Lizzie Wellman?, of Huntington, Mrs. John Tate of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Clate McCoy of Louisa survives. On Sunday afternoon funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by Rev. F.P. Jernigan and Rev. H. B. Hewlett. The service was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Interment followed in Fulkerson Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Nov 16, 1923
ELAM, Matthew M. Elam passed away on Monday Oct 29, at his home in Louisa, death coming from infirmities of age ??? illness was of only a few days duration. Mr. Elam would have been 84 years old the ?23? of September. He had been a resident of Louisa the ???? coming here from Ashland. He had lived her for some time before going to Ashland and spent most of his life in Johnson and Lawrence Counties. He is survived by his wife, Emily Botner Elam, to whom he was married 52 years ago. Two daughters Mrs. Lee a Garred and Mrs. M. G. Burgess of near Louisa and 4 sons, Oliver Elam of Ashland, Dr. Arthur Elam of Mansfield, OH, Emory Elam of ??? and Dr. Botner Elam of Columbus, OH. All the children and their husband and wives were present at the funeral which was held on Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Louisa. He had long been a member of the ?? church. Rev. John Cheap, pastor, was in charge of the services, other ministers ???.... Mr. Elam was a man of the strictest integrity and enjoyed the respect of everybody. He was an industrious and thrifty man, careful and of good judgment. Interment took place on Pine Hill. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
FERRELL, Mrs. J. C.
Mrs. J. C. Ferrell died at her home at Lynn, Nov 2 after several months suffering from a complication of diseases. Death came on the 30th anniversary of her marriage to Mrs. Ferrell by whom she is survived. Interment was made in the family burying ground at McCarr, Pike County. Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
The body of Frank Frazier, ??, of Gallup was taken Friday night to the home of a brother, John Frazier, who went to Portsmouth to claim the remains. Frazier was stuck and almost instantly killed by an east bound passenger train at G???, KY, Friday noon as he stood on the track watching the ????.... freight. He suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries and died w??? being taken to South Portsmouth. Frazier had been employed by Contractors Pitts & Morris, who are doing construction work in the Grayson neighborhood for the C & O. He is the son of M. V. Frazier. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
Elias Hanshaw, aged 66, died Tuesday in Ashland where he had lived since 1897. He was a native of Floyd County. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters, 4 sisters and 2 sons as follows: Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson, Mrs. Laura Mc???, Mrs. ??? Morton, of Detroit; Mrs. Bertha Sturgill of Oklahoma, Harrison Hanshaw of Russell, J. J. Hanshaw of Ashland, Grover George Hanshaw of Clinton, OK, Sam Hanshaw, Clinton, Henry Hansahw of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Maggie S?? of Clinton, OK, Mrs. Carrie ?? of California, Mrs. Cynthia ??? of Oklahoma and Mrs. Victoria Wells, James and Ernest of Ashland and his mother, Mrs. Susan Hanshaw of Clinton, OK. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1923
Boyd County—The funeral of Lafayette Hensley, about 21, who was killed at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening when he fell under a heavy highway construction truck which crushed his head to a pulp, was held Thursday afternoon at the home on Chadwicks Creek. Burial was made near the home. Big Sandy news, Nov 30, 1923
HOLBROOK, Annie (Thompson)
Daniels Creek—On Monday evening, Nov 19, death visited our little community and carried away Mrs. Annie Thompson Holbrook. She had been ill for a few months and tuberculosis was the cause of her death. She was the wife of Luther Holbrook and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
On Monday evening about 5 o’clock Nov 19, God called to the great beyond Mrs. Annie Leah Holbrook, aged 19 years 5 months and 19 days. She was the daughter of Frank and Martha Thompson. In Sep 1922 she was united in marriage to Mr. Luther Holbrook. To this union was born one little son, J. C. who has gone on before. She was a true loving wife, loved by all who knew her. She was good and obedient from childhood on. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, father, mother, 2 brothers, one sister and a host of friends. She was converted about 3 hours before her death and no doubt there is a crown for dear Annie. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery, burial service conducted by Rev. M. V. Berry. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
Pikeville—Nov 24, Mrs. Lucy Hoskins of Nelsonville, OOH, died at the office of Dr. Walters, here today a short time after she had had two teeth extracted at the dental office of Dr. G.H. Hughes, her death probably resulting from shock. Mrs. Hoskins had come to Pikeville for dental work from Wolfpit, this county, where she had been spending some time as a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Lewis. The deceased is survived by her husband, Oliver Hoskins, who accompanied her to Pikeville and daughter, Mrs. Lewis of Wolfpit. The body was shipped to Nelsonville for burial. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
Prestonsburg—Green Howard passed to the great beyond Oct 28th. He was shot thru the spinal cord on Aug 4th by A?? Allen. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
Mrs. Nancy Hutchinson, widow of Lorenza L. Hutchinson, who has been ill since the first part of the year, died Nov 1? And was buried Saturday at ?Denton?. She was the mother of ?12? children …??.... Mr. Hutchinson died Jul 13, 191?. The surviving children are Mrs. W. R. Morrison, Hitchins, Bill H. Hutchinson, Norton Branch, KY, Mrs. (could not read the rest) Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
The Portsmouth, OH Sun of last Friday gives the following account of the death of a former citizen of our county: William Jordan, 29, died on Friday night as the result of an accident near Portsmouth. He was driving a Ford coupe and pulled out from a long string of cars. In attempting to pass a machine, the back wheels of the coupe skidded and was almost demolished when struck by a ??? ???. Jordan was so badly injured that he died in the hospital 4 hours later, never regaining consciousness. William Jordan was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Jordan and was one of a family of 7 children, 5 of whom are living. The young man was born in Lawrence County, KY but had lived in Portsmouth the greater part of his life and bore a splendid reputation among a large number of friends. He was a bachelor and had been working in Columbus for some time. Surviving are the parents, 4 brothers, Isaac, Anderson, Vess and Claude and one sister, Mrs. Nancy McGinnis. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
KOUNS, John Jacob
John Jacob Kouns, aged 92 years, one of the pioneer citizens of Boyd County, died Friday afternoon, Nov 9, at his home, near Mavity after an illness of about 3 weeks. He was the last survivor of a family of 11 children, who were prominent in the affairs of Boyd and Greenup Counties. Mr. Kouns is survived by one son, Theodore, at home, 3 daughters, Miss Georgia of Ashland, Miss Sallie at home and Mrs. Elizabeth Banfield of Mavity. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Womack Kouns who passed away in 1906 and one daughter, Mrs. William Kilgore, and one son, William Kouns, who crossed the bar 30 years ago. Mr. Kouns was born in Greenup Sep 24, 1832. His life was spent in Boyd and Greenup Counties and it was indeed a most eventful one. He was elected to the honorable office of Sheriff of Boyd County for 4 consecutive terms and held this office during the stirring time of the Neal and Craft tragedy when state troops, were called to preserve order and when a number of people lost their lives.
Mr. Kouns was a veteran of the Civil War having been wounded in one of the early engagements of this great struggle. He married Miss Nancy Womack of Carter County in 1856 and theirs was a long and happy life together. Mr. Kouns was a man of strong character, sterling worth, a Christian, a loving father, a kind neighbor and he has left his mark on the agricultural and industrial developments of Boyd and Greenup Counties. The funeral took place from the late resident near Mavity Sunday afternoon with services conducted by Rev. Given. Burial followed in the Kouns Cemetery near Mavity. Independent. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
Pikeville—John Lewis, of Pikeville, was found dead in bed at his home at Coal Hollow, Wednesday morning. For the past few years the deceased had been in failing health and during that time he had become a familiar figure on the streets of Pikeville with his crutches. Within the past few days he had been attending to shopping in the Pikeville stores. The deceased had passed his 3 score and 10 several years ago. He formerly resided at Louisa, KY and was employed as railroad engineer. For quite a number of years he had resided at Pikeville where, until recently he had been an active worker. He is survived by his wife, Kate Carter Lewis. Big Sandy news, Nov 16, 1923
LYCAN, Mrs. Andrew
The body of Mrs. Andrew Lycan, ??, of Portsmouth, who died Monday afternoon in a hospital following an operation was ??? her former home at Hubbardstown, WV where on Wednesday the last rites were conducted and interment made. (Note: there is a little more but could not read it.) Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
MARCUM, P. S.
Captain P. S. Marcum, pioneer settler of Catlettsburg, veteran riverman of the Big Sandy and financier, died at his home on Oakland Avenue Saturday morning. Mr. Marcum was taken ill 2 weeks ago with a complication of diseased from which he never rallied. Captain Marcum was born at the mouth of Donaldson Creek on Tug River, May 29, 1849. The early part of his life was spent in and near Louisa, he having come to Catlettsburg in 1870. In 1872 he married Miss Sue Goble of Catlettsburg, whose parents were pioneer settlers of Kentucky and to this union were born 2 children, Harry G. Marcum and Elliott Marcum. Captain Marcum was actively engaged in the steamboat business on the Big Sandy River and for a number of years owned one of the largest steamboat companies. He was considered one of the best river men who ever piloted on the Big Sandy. After retiring from the river he was engaged in the grocery business for a number of years and at the time of his death was in the insurance business and had also established a credit collecting agency of which he was known as one of the best collectors in the state. Captain Marcum was also a truant officer in the city schools of Catlettsburg are greatly indebted for the success which they have attained.
He was a member of the F & AM No. 235 and before his death he was Senior Warden. He has been a member of this lodge for 50 years, from which he was released of all dues. He was also a member of the Knights Templar. Notwithstanding this fact, he remained with the Blue Lodge of his own chapter. He was an active member of the Southern Methodist Church, having been affiliated with this church for the past 25 years. He was a citizen of high moral character and widely known throughout the Sandy valley and leaves a host of friends who mourn his death. He is survived by his wife, his son Elliott, of Cincinnati and the following brothers and sisters: John, lawyer of Huntington, Lace, Commonwealth’s attorney at Huntington, Mrs. Ann Baker who is in a Huntington hospital at this time at the point of death, Mrs. P. J. Cambell of New York City, Mrs. Nan Dodson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bob Simpson of Excelsior, WV. His son, Harry died in 1916 and 2 brothers William and ?. D. died in 1916 and 1921 respectively. The funeral services were held at the residence on Oakland Avenue Tuesday morning with Rev. A. P. Keyser of the M. E. Church, South, officiating, also the Rev. D. H. Matherly of the First Christian Church and the Rev. A. B. Godbey of the M. E. church, assisting. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
MAYNARD, Chloe Ann
Funeral services for Mrs. Chloe Ann Maynard, ?45? of Williamson, who died following an operation in a Huntington hospital were held Sunday at the Williamson home. Surviving are her husband, W. R. Maynard, 2 daughters, Mrs. Sam Thabit of Williamson, Mrs. Sam Sabback of Matewan, 5 sons, James Maynard, J. H. Maynard, G W. Maynard, Troy Maynard and Nathan Maynard, all of Varney, WV. Mrs. Maynard also leaves her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Chafin, of Ragland, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. America Curry of Irvin, TN and Mrs. Virgie Ellis, also of Irvin, TN, and 5 brothers, Dr. J. A. Chafin, of Hamlin, WV, Greenway Chafin, of Matewan and Leonard, Lewis and Harry Chafin of Ragland, WV. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
Whitesburg, KY, Nov 26—Willard McKinney, deputy sheriff of Letcher County, shot at Neon late yesterday, died this afternoon in the Fleming hospital, where he was taken after the shooting. Harish Jent, Perry County, arrested for the shooting, is held in jail on a charge of murder. Jent, it is said, was causing a disturbance on the streets of Neon. McKinney went to arrest him and was shot. McKinney was one of the best known officers in Eastern Kentucky. His wife, postmaster at Fleming, and 2 children survive him. He came to this state from North Carolina 8 years ago. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
MEADE, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M. Meade of Elkhorn City died at her home there Friday night following a protracted illness. For several years, Mrs. Meade had suffered from a nervous condition which ??? ??? ago developed into a nervous breakdown. Mrs. Meade formerly resided at Pikeville where she was admired as one of the best women of the city. She was engaged for a number of years as teacher in the city schools there. She is survived by her husband and 6 children, 3 boys, Vivian, Joe and ???, and by 3 girls, the oldest of whom Catherine is very popular. The excellent character of these citizens is a glowing tribute to the ??? worth of the deceased. The remains were taken to Paintsville, the maiden home of the deceased on Sunday for interment. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
RUGGLES, Mrs. Theodore
The death of Mrs. Theodore Ruggles, who ….???.... Thursday night of last week. She was critically ill when brought to this place. Mrs. Ruggles’ home was on East Fork. She was a daughter of Mathias Rice. On Friday the body was taken to the home where funeral services were held. Interment took place in the family burying ground. Big Sandy news, Nov 9, 1923
PUCKET, Rev. Jacob
Rev. Jacob Puckett, Baptist minister, aged ??, died Friday night at Echo, Wayne county, WV. Bright’s disease caused his death. (Note: there is a little more but too faint to read.) Big Sandy news, Nov 2, 1923
SALYER, Mrs. George
Mrs. George Salyer of Trimble Street died Sunday night from injuries received from recent burns when she was found unconscious and still on fire in her home. Mrs. Salyer was subject to epileptic fits and it was supposed she had fallen in the fire. She was about 45 years of age and survived by her husband and 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy news, Nov 23, 1923
SHANNON, Michael Bromley
Michael Bromley, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shannon, passed away last Sunday morning at their home at Fallsburg after a few days illness of ????. He was born May 12, 1920?, and was therefore 3 years ? months and ?? days old at the time of his death. The funeral and burial took place on Monday. Services being conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of this place at the home of Mrs. Shannon’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Roberts near Busseyville. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
The following ??? from the Portsmouth Times, ???: Wilson Skaggs, a native of Louisa, who has lived at Portsmouth for quite a number of years. He was a son of Green W. Skaggs, formerly a lawyer and ??, Attorney of Lawrence County. He had many relatives here. Wilson (There is a little more but too faint to read.) Big Sandy news, Nov 2, 1923
Celesta Wilson Scaggs was born Feb 8, 1873 and died Oct 30,1923 at Portsmouth, OH at the age of 50 years, 8 months and 22 days. His early boyhood days were spent at Flat Gap where he was born. When he was almost 14 years of age he with his family moved to Louisa, KY, where he remained until he became a young man. From there Mr. Scaggs went out to commence his life’s work as a railroad man at Williamson, WV. He was married to Miss R??? Mitchell of Welch, WV Jan 27, 1903?, and after 2 years moved to Portsmouth, OH, in the service of the Norfolk & Western railway. For the last 12 years he has been in the grocery business on Lawson Street, Portsmouth and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He is survived by his faithful wife, 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Johnson and Mrs. Carl Cox, one brother, Tilden P. Scaggs, of this city, 4 nieces, Fannie and Katherine Scaggs, Elizabeth and Virginia Johnson of this city, 7 nephews, Paul Heston of Youngstown, OH, Virgil Kazee of Virginia, William Kazee of this city, Max Scaggs of New York, William Scaggs, James and Seldon Johnson of Portsmouth and a host of friends and relatives. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen., Retail Merchants Association, Modern Woodsmen lodges. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Louisa, KY. Mr. Scaggs was interested in all the city enterprises and an ardent supporter of every good cause and when the summons came, so suddenly last Tuesday morning, “Come up higher,” he quietly laid down his earthly tasks and went to his Maker. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
SPILLMAN, James Wylie
On Sep 27, 1923, death again entered the home of Mrs. J. W. Spillman and took her darling husband. James Wylie Spillman was born in Lawrence County, KY, Jan 13?, 1859? And there spent his whole life. He was 61 years, 8 months and 13 days old. He and Victoria Berry were married May 11, 18?? And to this union were born 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, the oldest boy having preceded him to the glory land about 8 months ago and the next oldest preceded him about 2 weeks ago. He leaves to mourn the loss of a dear husband, kind and affectionate father and a kind and helpful neighbor, w wife, 5 children, 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and a host of sorrowing friends and neighbors. The day before he died Rev. Harris Berry was holding prayer service at his home and he looked up and ???? and told his companion to shout her way through that there was a brighter world than this. Wylie suffered for about 3 years with cancer. He and his family had made a stop this summer. From a child up he was always looking after his parents and younger brothers and sisters and always had a helping hand for anyone in distress. In the death of James Wylie Spillman, Lawrence County has lost one of best citizens, the I.O.O. F. lodge at Fallsburg has lost one of her most faithful members and the neighborhood one of its best friends, the family a dear companion and father. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery by the side of his 2 sons. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1923
TURNER, Dr. J. D.
Found dead by a passing motorist beneath the wreckage of his automobile on the Big Creek road Monday afternoon, the body of Dr. J. D. Turner, aged 49 years, prominent physician of Chapmansville, WV was removed to his home just a few hours after he had left in his automobile to call on a patient according to reports reaching here. Details concerning the accident are lacking owing to the fact that there were no witnessed to the fatal plunge. Dr. Turner’s body was found wedged between the wreckage of his car and the ground. The neck was caught tightly against the back of the seat, leading to the belief that he choked to death. His body was still warm when discovered. It is thought that the car skidded and plunged over the embankment, pinning him underneath. Dr. Turner had been a physician in Chapmansville for more than 22 years and had ?? up a large rural practice. He is survived by his widow, 5 children, Edward, Pierce, Fay, Joe, Cynthia and Charmeen; his parents, Capt. And Mrs. William Turner of Washington, D. C., 2 brothers, Roscoe Turner of New York and Wirt Turner of Valparaiso, IN. Funeral services for Dr. Turner were held from his home Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Watts, ?? years of age, who died at her home in Huntington will be held at the residence. Rev. H. B. Workman, pastor of the Jefferson Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church conducted the services and interment was made in the Staley cemetery on Whites Creek, Wayne County. Mrs. Watts had been in poor health for some time and her health took a sudden turn for the worse Sunday. She is survived by her husband, C. C. Watts and her mother, Mrs. Elvira Newman, who resided wither. Mrs. Watts also leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters, John Payton Watts, Paul Watts, Alvis Watts all of Huntington and Walter Watts of Kenova, Mrs. Ella Ferguson of Wayne county and Mrs. Norma Smith of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1923
Miranda Wheeler died at the home of her brother, J. W. Wheeler in Pollard, following an illness of 6 weeks. She is survived by her mother, Amanda and 3 brothers, Samuel, J. W. Wheeler of Ashland and M. H. Wheeler of Big Blaine. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence of her brother, J. W. Wheeler of Pollard. The Rev. Mr. De??? Of Big Blaine was in charge of the services. Burial was in the Big Blaine Cemetery. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1923
Pikeville—The entire community of Freeburn was shocked Nov 5th when the Chief Mechanic, Joe Wilcox, met his death in an accident while repairing a small planer in the machine shop of the Portsmouth By Product Coke Co. the drum burst and a piece struck him in the face and neck, killing him instantly. He leaves a wife and 2 children. The body was shipped to Elk Park, NC for burial. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1923
WILEY, Leatha (Scarberry)
On Sunday night, Nov 4, 1923, the death angel visited the home of Morton Wiley and claimed for its victim his loving wife Leatha. Tuberculosis was the cause of her death. She bore her suffering patiently. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Scarberry of Charley, Lawrence County, KY. She was 24 years 2 months and 5 days old and was married to Morton Wiley Sep 7, 1915. To this union was born 2 children, Edith, 7, and Melvin, 5. She said she was willing to go. She was loved by all who knew her. She was laid to rest in the family burying ground. Bro. Isaac Stratton conducted the burial service. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 923
WINGO, Charles Edward
Charles Edward, aged ?? years, died at his home near Fort Gay on Sunday, Oct 21 after an illness of several years. He was a native of Giles County, VA and moved to Louisa a few years ago from Williamson, WV. After living here for some time he moved to a farm near Fort Gay and removed to ???? became a resident of Williamson, WV about ?28? years ago and was a boiler maker foreman at that place. He was active in church and ????. Mr. Wingo had been a cripple from the time since an attack of typhoid fever about ?? years ago. His death was caused by pulmonary tuberculosis. His request was that he be taken to Williamson for burial from the M. E. Church, South, by the Odd Fellows order. This was done, the pastor, Rev. ??? preaching, ???..... Besides his second wife who was Miss Inez Roberts, he is survived by 11 children, ???.... Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1923
Mrs. Annie Baker, widow of the late Dr. Morgan Baker, and a member of one of Wayne Counties oldest and most prominent families, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. P. Adams in Huntington, Sunday. Mrs. Baker was 68 years old. Funeral services from the Adams residence where Mrs. Baker made her home, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Layton Mau??, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member officiating. Interment in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Before her marriage to Dr. Morgan Baker, whose death occurred in March 1917, Mrs. Baker was Miss Annie Marcum. She is a sister of Pembroke S. Marcum, who died 2 weeks ago at his home in Catlettsburg at the age of 74. Mrs. Baker is survived by 4 children, Mrs. r. P. Adams, Mrs. ? B. Bray, of Roanoke, VA, Miss Virginia Baker, a teacher in the high school at Charleston, and Edgar Baker, of Roanoke, Va. She also leaves 3 brothers, J.H., John S. and Lace Marcum, all of Huntington and 3 sisters, Mrs. E. P. Cahill of New York City, Mrs. John Dodson of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. R. L. Simpkins of Escelsior, WV. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Ulysses—On last Tuesday night the death angel entered the home of William Thompson and wife of this place and claimed for its victim the aged mother of Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Jemima Borders. She was the widow of the late L (or ?I). H. Borders. She was stricken with pneumonia on the 23rd inst and died the 27th. Her funeral was preached on the 29th (Thanksgiving) by her pastor, Rev. D. A. Hayes and Rev. G. H. Young of the Freewill Baptist Church of which she was a faithful member. She was laid to rest beside her husband and 3 sons who had preceded her to the grave. Mrs. Thompson, her daughter is the only member of her family that is still living. It can truly be said of Aunt Jemima as her friends called her that she was indeed a good woman and altho at the advanced age of 75? Years she was always striving for the moral uplift and the social betterment of the community in which she spent her long and ??? life. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
BURLINGTON, Harrison H.
Harrison H. Burlington, 38, freight conductor for the C & O railway, on the Big Sandy division, was killed almost instantly Monday night, when his automobile overturned on the Ashland Russell road, just 3 miles west of Ashland. His neck was broken. Burlington, with his wife, and a friend of the family, were enroute to their home at Russell, in his Dodge touring car, when the accident occurred. According to reports, Burlington’s death by the accident was due to his attempt to swerve past another automobile backing out of a driveway alongside the road. In so doing, he was compelled to turn his vehicle at a sharp angle to get back in the road and this caused the car to turn over. Mrs. Burlington and the other occupant of the automobile were not seriously hurt, although both sustained minor cuts and bruises. Her husband, pinned under the wrecked automobile died shortly afterwards, although he talked with her for several minutes before he died. The young man is survived by his wife and 3 small children. He is the son of Thomas H. Burlington, who formerly operated an undertaking establishment in Ashland. Big Sandy news, Dec 21, 1923
George Byrne, editor of the Williamson Daily News, and a brother of W. E. R. Byrne, speaker of the House of Delegates of West Virginia legislature, died Tuesday at his home in Williamson, following an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Byrne was well known in news paper circles in the state and was also active in political circles. He was at one time editor of the Charleston Gazette, and also ??? the staff of the Baltimore Sun. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Mitchell Crook, aged 72, farmer, living on the fourteenth street road, Huntington, died at his home Sunday. Mr. Crook was born in Wayne County, but has been living in Cabell County for more than 55 years. He was quite well known in Huntington, taking an active part in hs business until he was confined to his home, due to illness some months ago. His wife, who was formerly Miss Virginia Topping of Huntington, preceded him to the great beyond, dying in Sep 1920? He is survived by ?? children, Mrs. C. ???, C.D. Crook, Carl Crook and John Crook all of Huntington, Big Sandy News Dec 21, 1923
William Davis, age ?68?, for many years a resident of Huntington, died after a long illness at the residence of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Rucker. Mr. Davis is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Adams of Willard, Mrs. Lucy Keith of Cincinnati and Mrs. W. H. Rucker of Huntington and one brother, George Davis of Seth, WV. His body was taken to Denton for burial. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
DAVIS, W. O
W. O. Davis, aged 60?, merchant at Karies, and his wife and their two year old child were run down by an L & N freight train on a bridge between Hazard and Lothair at an early hour Monday. Davis and his wife were killed outright. His body was literally ground to pieces and Mrs. Davis was badly mangled, but in some remarkable way the child escaped being but slightly injured. They had followed a passenger train across the bridge adjacent to a tunnel. At the north end of the tunnel the freight train took siding, following immediately the passenger thru the tunnel and onto the bridge, going in an opposite direction. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Prestonsburg—Last Saturday at Maytown, Tom Dingus was shot and killed by Chester Hays, it is said. Hays was brought to jail and his bond fixed at $10,000. The killing is said to have been without provocation. Dingus was a cousin of our townsman, William Dingus. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
DUFFY, C. E.
Word was received here Saturday by ?? James B. Picklesimer that his son in law, C. E. Duffy, had died from injuries received in a mine disaster in Colorado. The accident occurred about the middle of the week and Mr. Duffy lived only until Saturday. He was ??? and was in charge of an electrical machine. At the time the accident occurred, Mrs. Duffy was away from home, visiting her daughter, Mrs. Lillian ?Farwell?, in Amarillo, TX. Mr. Duffy’s body was taken to Amarillo on Tuesday and the burial took place there Wednesday of this week. He was about 45 years of age and was originally from Georgia. He lived at Van Lear before moving to Colorado. Mrs. Duffy was Miss Lockie Picklesimer of this place. Her first husband, Mr. Worley was instantly killed in a railroad accident at Van Lear. Mr. Duffy is survived by his wife but no children. Her father, Mr. James Picklesimer, left Saturday night for Texas to attend the burial. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
The death of Chilton A. Evans occurred on Thursday night of last week at the home of Mrs. Mollie Taylor, in lower Louisa. He had been very ill about a week or 10 days. He was 59 years of age, having been born Feb 18, 1864, and was a son of Henry C. Evans, whose death occurred suddenly a few years ago in Louisa. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nancy Nicewander and brother, Lo?? Evans, both of Louisa, and 3 other brothers, John of Blaine, and Meredith and Walter who live in California. He was a native of Blaine, this county, but had spent the past several years in Louisa. On Saturday, the body was taken to the family burying ground at Blaine where interment took place. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1923
Rev. Buck Fraley dies at his home on Beaver Creek (Floyd County), Sunday and was brought to Paintsville and buried on Muddy Branch. Rev. Fraley was formerly pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church of this city. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. B?? and John E. Conley. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1923
FRAZIER, Anna Ruth
Funeral services for Anna Ruth Frazier, 27 years old of Kellogg, who died Saturday after a short illness, were held Monday at Glenhayes, WV. Miss Frazier was well known in the West end section of Huntington and at the time of her death had been employed by the Huntington Tumbler Company. She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Paul Ross of Ceredo, WV. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
HEWLETT, Elizabeth (Lakin)
Mrs. Elizabeth Hewlett passed away last Sunday morning at four o’clock after a lingering illness of about 2 years at her home near Potter, a few miles from Louisa. She was the widow of James t. Hewlett, who died some years ago. She is survived by 2 children, Mrs. George McGuire and Boyd Hewlett. One child died when small. Mrs. Hewlett was 78 years of age and had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church many years, having been converted and uniting with the church when a girl. She was a good woman and held in high esteem in the community in which she had long lived. Mrs. Hewlett was the daughter of Tom Lakin, of Buchanan, and the last member of his family to pass away. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at the home and burial took place in the family burying ground, services being conducted by Rev. Robert Cassady of Fallsburg. Rev. H. B. Hewlett and wife of Louisa were among those who attended the burial. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Mrs. Sarah Hughes, 57, of Leander, KY died Friday night at the Ashland hospital following an illness of 10 months. She is survived by 4 sons, Andy, James and John f Leander and Mart of Ivel. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
HUGHES, Will H.
Will H. Hughes, age 40, son of Jim Hughes of Yatesville, this county, was killed in an automobile wreck at Logan, WV Monday evening of this week. T. F. Bailey, owner and driver of the car, also was fatally injured, dying the next day. Jim Hughes and wife went from Louisa to Logan on Tuesday following receipt of a telegram telling of the accident. Hughes had been a fireman and engineer on the Guyan Valley Branch of the C & O railroad for 12 years. He leaves a wife and a son and daughter, both grown. His first wife was a daughter of Felt O’Brien of Fort Gay. The second wife was Miss Rennia Hannah. The following account is from a Huntington newspaper:
Logan, WV, Dec 11—T. F. Bailey died at a hospital here tonight of injuries sustained in an automobile smash which caused the death of his companion, W. H. Hughes at 2:45 this morning from a fractured skull and internal injuries. The men were driving to Holden late yesterday evening, and had reached a point known as Price’s Bottom, according to persons witnessing the accident, their automobile skidded and Bailey who was driving lost control of the machine and it rolled over a 30 foot embankment into Island Creek.
Both men were pinned beneath the wreckage and when the car was lifted Hughes’ head was submerged in the water, and Bailey was lying across a log with the wreckage of the car gradually crushing him to death. They were rushed to the Guyan Valley hospital. Hughes was taken from the Guyan to the Logan hospital. Both men were operated on immediately. The right side of Hughes’ head was crushed in, and Bailey suffered a bad fracture of the forehead, Hughes lived with his family just outside the city limits. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lennie Hughes, his father, Jim Hughes, of Yatesville, KY, his children, W. H. Hughes, Jr., a railroad fireman on the Big Four railroad, and daughter, Dorothy Ethel, of this city. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers, the Odd Fellows and the Moose. Big Sandy news, Dec 14, 1923
JORDAN, Lizzie (Pickrell)
The body of Mrs. Lizzie Jordan was taken from Louisa to Busseyville for burial last week, after funeral services conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett at the home here. Mrs. Jordan’s maiden name was Pickrell. She is survived by a daughter and a son, Tom Jordan of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
LITTERAL, Rev. John H.
Rev. John H. Litteral born in Johnson County, KY, Dec 18, 1869, died Tuesday evening, Dec 18 at Ly??, Scioto County, OH. He was a life-long Christian, having united with the M. E. Church while still a boy. While very young he felt the call to enter the ministry and ???..../??? He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He leaves a widow and 5 children, Alton, Elizabeth, Fannie, Ruth, and Billie, all at home, also his father and mother, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
Paintsville—Robert McFarland, brakeman on the C & O and residing at Greentown in east Paintsville, died at his home Wednesday night of typhoid fever. Funeral services were in charge of Odd Fellows and K of P lodges, of which the deceased was a worthy member. He leaves a wife and 4 small children. Big Sandy news, Dec 7, 1923
MCKINNEY, G. W.
G. W. McKinney died Friday at Hitchens after a long siege of illness. He was 52 years old and the father of ?? children. He is survived by his wife, 5 living children, one sister, and 3 brothers. The body was taken to Webbville Saturday and from there to the old family ground for burial. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
Walter Morris, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Morris of Monaville, WV died Tuesday of lockjaw from an infected ???der wound suffered 2 weeks ago when he and a comrade were playing with toy pistols. The burn had been attended to and apparently the injury had healed when Sunday night the lad complained of pain in his neck. Medical examination revealed that he was suffering from lockjaw which proved fatal quickly. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
MURRAY, Mrs. Roscoe (Mollie
News of the death of Mrs. Mollie Murray, widow of Rev. Roscoe Murray was received here Wednesday by Mrs. M.E. Haywood. Her death occurred on Christmas day. Mrs. Murray’s health had not been very good for some time, but news of her death came very unexpectedly to friends here. She was a resident of this place many years, moving from here about 10 years ago. She returned occasionally ???....??? and was here last September after the death of her husband. Both Mr. and Mrs. Murray had many friends in Louisa of whom news of their deaths brought sorrow. Interment was to take place at Parkersburg on Thursday where Rev. Murray was buried. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
MUSIC, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Music, age 67, was killed at the Auxier plant of the North East Coal Co. Friday morning, Nov 30. He was dropping cars and started to get on a moving car to set a brake. He lost his footing and was directly in front of the car. The front trucks passed over his body, crushing his chest and limbs. He lived about 30 minutes after the accident and was conscious until the end. He had been an employee of the North-East Coal Co. for several years. His health had been bad for some time and he had recently returned to work. He was a faithful member of the Christian Church. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Castle, Adkins and Harrington. He was a member of Cohesnet Tribe No. ?? I.O.R. M. and had been treasurer of this lodge for a number of years. He was buried in Auxier Cemetery where an unusually large crowd gathered to pay their last respects. A widow and 7 children survive. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
On Saturday, Dec 15th, the pale horse and his rider made a call in our community and claimed for his victim Sarah Pack, age 21 years 9 months and 15 days. She was married to Tracy Pack over 3 years ago. To this union were born 2 children, Felcie and Earcel. She had been in poor health for quite a while. She leaves her companion, her children, father, mother, brothers, sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of the precious deceased one. The vicinity has lost a good neighbor, the husband a loving wife, the children a good mother, and the parents a dear daughter. She was laid to rest in the family graveyard not far from the home. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
Ironton, OH, Dec 17—Calvin Packett, 45, of Pike County, KY, was shot and instantly killed late this afternoon, the result of carrying a jealous feud too far, according to Charles Hayes, who gave himself up to the sheriff and confessed to the fatal shooting. Hayes works in a charcoal pit near his home, 15 miles back of Ironton. His life had been repeatedly threatened by Packett, “for jealous reasons” according to his description of events which led to the shooting. This afternoon Packett appeared, Hayes, claims, catching him alone and forcing him to precede him into a nearby hollow at the point of a gun. Hayes walked as swiftly as possible, inspired by fear of the weapon and was a considerable distance away when Packett fired twice both bullets missing their mark. Hayes wheeled and sent 3 bullets at his alleged attacker, one entering the left breast and bringing instant death. Hayes then called officers to the scene and gave himself up. Both weapons were still ward when officers arrived. Hayes is held in county jail pending investigation of the affair. Packett has a wife and several children living at his home, Pike County, KY. Hayes has a wife and one child living at Lismon Junction. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Delmar Rice, a C & O switchman, was killed in the Russell yards Thursday night when he fell beneath moving cars, which passed over both legs and one arm. The man lived for about 2 hours, expiring in the Marting hospital. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1923
RYDER, Charles H.
Charles H. Ryder, 75, died Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Edward Cooper, whom he was visiting at Thacker Mines, WV. His death was caused by pneumonia. The body was taken to his home in Huntington and interment made there. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ryder were stricken with pneumonia while visiting their daughter. Mr. Ryder had been ill about a week when his death occurred. Besides his wife, Mrs. Ryder leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. Edward Cooper of Thacker Mines, WV, Mrs. Tom Rymer and Miss Maud Ryder of Huntington and one son, A. B. Ryder also of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
Frank, 22, and Georgia, 16, son and daughter of George Sheppard, died at their home in Holden, WV of typhoid fever. The daughter passed away Wednesday and the son Thursday of last week. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923
SKAGGS, Myrl E.
Myrl E. Skaggs, aged 15, died of lockjaw Wednesday at one p.m. at his home in Louisa. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Skaggs. The trouble was the result of a wound in one hand caused by a piece of pater cap exploded by a ??? companion. It occurred about a week before his death. He had the wound dressed and thought it was getting along alright until a few mornings ago when he found he could not get out of bed because of the stiffness in his back. Convulsions stated soon afterward and continued intermittently until death relieved him from his suffering. Myrl was in the second year of high school and was a good student and a ……??.... to the entire community. The funeral was held Thursday morning at the Baptist Church. The services being conducted by Revs. F.P. Jernigan and H. B. Hewlett. The body was taken to the burial grounds at M. A. Hay’s place, 4 miles west of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
SMITH, Elmer Riley
Funeral services for Elmer Riley Smith, 14 years old, who died Wednesday in Huntington, will be held Friday afternoon at Cyrus, WV. Interment at the Cyrus Cemetery. The boy was taken to a hospital shortly after Thanksgiving with one foot badly drilled where a nail had pierced through the skin. Blood poison set in and caused his death. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Smith of Prichard, WV, besides 6 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy news, Dec 14, 1923
The death angel called Mrs. Stewart to her new resting place in heaven at an early hour Monday morning, Dec 17th. She is survived by her husband, Albert Stewart and 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, as follows: John Allen Stewart of Huntington, Riley Stewart of Logan, WV, Susie Stafford and Isabel Adams of Huntington, and Benson Stewart of Ceredo, WV. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1923
TAYLOR, Mollie (Stewart)
The death of Mrs. Mollie Taylor occurred on Friday of last week at her home in lower Louisa. She had been ill for less than a week with pneumonia. For several years she had lived at this place, coming here from Cherokee, after the death of her first husband, Si Clevenger. She had been married twice since that time to H. C. Evans and W. ? Taylor, both of whom died some years ago. Mrs. Taylor is survived by one brother, Mr. Stewart of Greenup County. She was a member of the Baptist Church. On Saturday the body was taken to Overda where burial took place. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1923
THOMPSON, Velma ?Garnet?
Velma ?Garnet? Thompson, aged 2 years 3 months died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lys Thompson on Pond Creek in Pike County Wednesday night of last week. She had been ill with flux about 2 weeks. The body was brought to Louisa Thursday and was taken to the home of Mrs. Thompson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lys McGranahan near this place. Burial took place Friday in the family burial ground at ??, where Mr. Thompson lived before going to ?? their present home. The child was unusually pretty and bright and the parents have sympathy of many friends to ??? bereavement. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1923