Adams--Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ball on the night of Dec 31st and took from them their loving babe, which was about a year old. Weep not, dear father, mother, sister and brothers, but prepare to meet your loved one on the bright and golden shore where no parting words are said. The burial services were conducted by Rev. William Copley and the remains were laid to rest in the Ball graveyard. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1916
Ashland, KY, Jan 17--Frederick Bandaman, 86 years old, who was one of the original seekers of gold in California in 1848, died here today. Big Sandy News, Jan 21,1916
BATES, James Nathaniel
In memory of James Nathaniel Bates. He was born Jan 18 1883, departed this life Dec 8, 1915. He was sick only 2 days. He was converted during his illness and said he knew he was going to die and knew everything until the very last. He leaves a wife, 2 daughters, a son, a father and mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss but our loss is heaven's gain. He is not dead, but sleeping here. He was not ours but Christ's above. He loved him best and took him home to meet his little son, Homes and loved ones that had gone on before. J. N. always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. He was never too sick or weary to go and help do for the sick. He was so good in cased of sickness and in death of others. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Bates, a grandson of old uncle Nathaniel Bates, a nephew of Davie Bates. The funeral was preached at Sedgwick, OH M. E. Church on Sunday the 12th by the Rev. Morris of Ironton, OH, as Rev. Howes, the pastor, had been called away on that day to attend a funeral elsewhere. The body was brought over the N. & W to Fort Gay and was met by Snyder, the undertaker and was taken to the See burial ground for interment. Rev. William See conducting the services. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Mrs. Berry, a very old woman better known as "Granny" Berry, died at her home on Blaine, about 6 miles from Louisa, last Tuesday. She was the mother of William and John Berry and was about 85 years old. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1916
BURNS, Caroline H.
On Nov 6, 1915, God called Mrs. Caroline H. Burns from her earthly home in Louisa to the heavenly home. She was 79 years of age. When, many years ago, Mr. E. S. Boswell, made a trip up the Big Sandy in the interest of the Kentucky Sunday School Association Mrs. Burns and her husband, Mr. R. T. Burns, attended the meeting that was held in Louisa, and it was largely the interest of this good woman that led to the organization of the Lawrence County Association. Mr. Burns was elected the first president and served for a long period. Mr. and Mrs. Burns have been among the most faithful workers in the state, they have attended a large number of state conventions as well as the conventions in their own county. The last time Mrs. Burns was able to attend Sunday school was on "Go-To-Sunday-School Day" last April. She will be greatly missed in her own church, in her community and in a large circle of friends. Kentucky Sunday School Reporter. Big Sandy news, Jan 21, 1916
BUSSSEY, Mrs. Henry W.
Mrs. Henry W. Bussey, of Busseyville, died Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pigg, this city, after an illness of about 2 months, dating from the birth of a child, who, with the 3 other children and her husband survive the wife and mother. Shortly after noon, a service conducted by Revs. Young, McEldowney and Hamilton was held at the residence. The body was taken to the late home of the deceased at Busseyville, accompanied by many friends and relatives. On Thursday afternoon burial was made in the Busseyville graveyard, funeral services being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Young pastor of the M. E. Church. Notwithstanding the very inclement weather the funeral was very largely attended, many from Louisa being present. The house service at the Louisa home on Wednesday was also numerously attended. Mrs. Bussey was 33 years old. She was in all respects a beautiful character. She was a devoted wife and mother, an affectionate daughter, a consistent member of the M. E. Church and kind and helpful friend. Her sad untimely death is greatly deplored. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1916
Ivy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pigg, and wife of Henry Bussey, passed away Wednesday, Jan 19th. Her entire life was spent in this community, where she was beloved of all. Hers was the beauty of face and of soul. Not a home of those who knew her but is shadowed by the loss of her presence among them, and the sympathy felt for her parents, sister, husband, and children to whom she was all that was devoted and affectionate is inexpressible. She was a member of the church here and funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cheap, of Salt Lick, a favorite former pastor, assisted by Rev. ?? on Thursday afternoon in the presence of many friends after which interment was made in the burial ground overlooking her home. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
CALL, W. P.
W. P. Call, Sr., aged 89, died at his home at Yeager, Pike County, early Wednesday morning. The cause of his death is attributed chiefly to the infirmities incident to age. The remains were brought to Pikeville Wednesday afternoon, and funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church Thursday, Dr. J. F. Record preaching the funeral sermon. the remains were laid to rest in the Pikeville Cemetery in the afternoon. Many people attended both the funeral and interment services. Mr. Call was a well-known citizen, and for many years had been one of the leaders in business in the Upper Sandy. He formerly operated a planing mill in this city, but years ago retired from business to his farm at Yeager. He leaves a wife and 6 sons, with many other relatives, to mourn for him, among whom are John W. Call, hardware merchant, and James Call, machinist, both of this city. Big Sandy News, Jan 21,1916
On Tuesday afternoon, Jan 25, "Uncle John" Chaffin, who lacked but little of being 80 years old died at his home on Twin Branch after a short illness. He was suffering from an attack of grippe, when double pneumonia set in. this and his advanced age were too much for the enfeebled man, and despite the best care and attention the old man was compelled to answer the call to which mortality must report. His wife and daughter have been very ill but are said to be improving. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Eliza Charles, aged about 20, who was born and reared on Raccoon Creek, in Pike County, ended her own life by the internal application of poison, probably strychnine, at the Polley farm near Coal Run last Sunday afternoon. She was staying at the Polley home, and it is said had spent most of the afternoon in reading in one of the well lighted basement rooms.. According to her dying story it is said she confessed to taking poison and said that she had thrown the bottle into the furnace, but refused to tell what she had taken. The symptoms were those of strychnine poisoning. She was seized with violent cramps and her screams brought several persons, but antidotes administered were ineffective. Coroner Cavins was called from Pikeville and the inquest was held a few hours after death, the verdict being death at her own hands. This is said to have been Miss Charles's third attempt at suicide. A few years ago when she was a very young girl it is said she attempted to hang herself, and last spring she made the second attempt with carbolic acid, but was saved by the prompt administration of alcohol and other antidotes. Big Sandy news, Jan 7, 1916
We are sorry to say that on last Sunday, Jan 9, 1916, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cochran and took away their little son, Jonithan. He was 2 years 5 months and 21 days old with glowing cheeks and sunny smiles. He was a sweet little child. Sad are the hearts of his parents and friends for the loss of little Jonithan. We known his vacant place in the home can not be filled or either in our hearts, but we known he has gone to a sweet resting place where all is peace and happiness. The little one upon whom the afflictions were place is now at rest and his pains are all over. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1916
CURNUTT, Myra (Cline)
Mrs. Myra Curnutt, wife of W. T. Curnutt, contractor and builder, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Martha Cline, Tuesday afternoon in this city (Pikeville). The end came after an illness extending over several months and was the result of various complications. Her illness was not thought to be so serious until an alarming change for the worse developed Monday. All hope of saving her life was given up Monday night, and the end followed soon thereafter. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church, with Rev. C. C. Daves officiating, Wednesday afternoon and the remains were laid for their final rest in the Cline Cemetery on the farm, just below Pikeville. Mrs. Curnutt leaves her husband and children, besides a number of relatives to mourn for her. She was a sister of attorney J. S. Cline and to A. D. Cline, merchant and minister of the Gospel of this city. Big Sandy News, Jan 21,1916
Mrs. Susan Dean, widow of Rev. Clifton Dean, died at an early hour Thursday morning, at her home near Zelda, after an illness of 3 years. She will be buried Friday near her late residence. She was about 73 years of age. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Miss Cora Duncan, aged 24 years, a maid at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Russell of West Bath Avenue was found dead Friday morning, her body lying across the foot of the bed in her room. As Miss Duncan was fully dressed, it is thought that her summons came while she was sitting on the bed. Coroner Swope was summoned and examined the body, pronouncing death to an affliction of the heart. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy news, Jan 21, 1916
Williamson, WV, Jan 22--Phillip Eckert, general manager of the Naugatuck Coal company's plant at Blockton, 12 miles west of here, was murdered at noon today by Paris Daniels, who had been conducting a boarding house for the company. Eckert was killed while eating lunch in the dining room of the boarding house. It is alleged that Daniels came up behind Eckert and plunged a knife into his neck, the thrust severing the jugular vein. Death resulted quickly and Eckert never spoke after receiving the wound. In the dining room at the time were members of the Daniels family, B. H. Fitzpatrick, the company's bookkeeper and a number of other boarders. Statements secured from these witnesses, including Daniels's sister, agree that the murdered man was unaware of Daniels' presence and that Daniels gave no warning to his victim. Daniels soon after the killing, boarded an eastbound passenger train for Williamson to give himself up. In the meantime Sheriff Hatfield and a number of deputies had left for Blockton, messaged having been received here that Daniels was trying to escape. Daniels is being held in jail pending a preliminary examination. It is claimed that Daniels had been drinking heavily for a week and that Eckert this morning informed him the boarding house would be taken from him after the first of the month. Incensed because of this, Daniels determined to be revenged. Daniels refused tonight to discuss the affair with the Herald-Dispatch correspondent, stating that he will till the facts only when the proper time arrives. Residents of Blockton who know the circumstances can assign no other reason for the murder except Daniels drunken frenzy. Herald-Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Blessed are the dead which dies in the Lord. On Sunday, Jan 16, 1916 the spirit of Miss Lula Estepp took its flight to the God who gave it. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Estepp. All was done by kind and willing hands that could be done but all in vain. the Lord's will be done, not ours. Lula was a good Christian girl, professed Christ about a year ago, and during her sickness often said if it was the Lord's will to take her she was ready to go. Lula was a kind girl. Her kind ways won the love of others. While death is abroad in our land prepare to meet your dear daughter while you have life and opportunity. In the death of Lula the home has lost a precious jewel. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. V. Pack at the Merry Chapel Church in the presence of a large number of friends after which her body was taken to Mattie and there laid to rest in the Estepp burial ground to await the coming of Christ. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
GARTRELL, Eliza J.
Mrs. Eliza J. Gartrell passed away at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening at her suburban home at Clyffeside Place, after a protracted illness from bronchitis and other complications. She was 80 years old and is survived by 5 children. Mrs. Gartrell was well known in this city, where she had several relatives. Big Sandy news, Jan 7, 1916
Ernest Goble, aged 24, of Prestonsburg, was killed exactly opposite the door of the passenger depot in this city Thursday night, supposedly by a moving freight train. He had been struck in the back of the head and the blow had crushed his skull in and had left a great gaping hole from whence a portion of the brains had oozed. Mr. I. J. Frazier, who, with Mrs. Frazier was at the depot waiting for the train east, having been called to Hagerstown, MD, by the death of the latter's mother, heard the man groaning and investigation found him lying beside the track. This was around 1 o'clock a.m. He gave the alarm and the body was removed to the city building about the time the train pulled in for the East, slightly late. Physicians were called and everything that could be down was done for the dying man, whom a son of Judge May of Prestonsburg, who was in the city, later identified as his fellow townsman. The remains were removed to the Kilgore undertaking establishment, where Coroner H. S. Swope conducted an inquest, the judge finding that the unfortunate man had accidentally met death through having been struck by a train. There was no indication of foul play. the family was notified and Mr. W. H. Jones, Lon Moles and D. M. Powers, brothers in law, left Prestonsburg by the first train for this city and the remains were taken home last night on No. 38. Independent. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
About 1:30 last Friday morning Ernest Goble was found in a dying condition near the station at Catlettsburg. Dr. Kincaid happened along at this time to get a train and found him lying between the tracks and carried him to the depot, where he breathed until about 5:30. It was supposed that he had tried to catch a train, misjudging the speed and was whirled against the railing on the other track. His face was cut, nose and wrist broken and had a large cavity in the back of his skull from which a portion of his brains fell out. He was brought here Friday night. Goble was a young man 25 years old, was married at the age of 20 to Miss Edith Carter. He was the son of the late Judge James Goble. Those of the family who survive him are a wife, 2 sons, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Goble, 3 sisters, Mrs. J. D. Quisenbury, Richmond, VA, Mrs. W. H. Jones and Mrs. Lon Moles, 3 brothers, Will, James and George Goble. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Goble by Rev. Pope of the Baptist Church, prayer by Rev. Jackson of the M. E. Church. He was a member of the Maccabees. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Word of the death of George Hatten a this home at Prichard, WV was received here yesterday. He died Wednesday night of Bright's disease and had been ill for some time. Mr. Hatten, a prominent farmer, and stock raiser, was one of the wealthiest citizens of Wayne County. He was a director of the First National Bank of Kenova. The funeral will be held at the residence this morning and interment will be made in the family burial ground. Herald-Dispatch. Big Sandy news, Jan 14, 1916
On Wednesday Jan 9, 1916, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. G. W. Hatten and took her dear companion. His death was due to Bright's disease, complicated with la grippe and hepatic troubles. He leaves a wife, mother, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1916
Adams--On the 17th of December the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Hayes was visited by the angel of death and was borne away from this transitory world to its eternal home. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Mrs. Angelina HOlt, one of the county's oldest and most highly respected ladies, died at the home of her nephew, Claude Holt, at Salt Peter, on Tuesday night, Dec 28. Mrs. Holt was about 89 yeas of age and her demise was the result of natural causes. She had been in feeble health for several years and for the past 2 or 3 years had been making her home with her nephew at the old homestead at Saltpeter. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1916
Woods--Death visited the home of Mr. Lace Hunt last Monday evening and took from them their beloved daughter, Anna. She had been sick for the last 2 years. She was 22 years old. the funeral took place Wednesday at the old home place held by Bro. Isaac Stratton. She leaves a father, 2 sisters, and 7 brothers to mourn her loss.. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1916
IRICK, Mrs. David
Following an operation in an Ashland hospital, Mrs. David Irick of Island Creek died after a short illness last Friday morning, and the remains reached here Saturday on their way to Island Creek, where funeral and interment were held Sunday. She leaves her husband and little children to mourn for her. The need the sympathies of everyone, and especially of their neighbors and friends, for the little ones will feel the need of a mother's care and they have lost one very precious to them. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1916
JOHNS, "Aunt" Joan
At an early hour on Thursday morning "Aunt" Joan Johns died at the home of her son, Lewis Johns, in this city at the great age of 115 years. the NEWS is aware that this seems somewhat improbable but diligent inquiry among the old citizens in town who knew her best has convinced us that this old woman had actually lived to attain this remarkable age. The writer had known her nearly 50 years and when he first knew her she was a very old woman spoken of by everybody as "Old Aunt Joan". In making inquiries concerning her age estimates varied somewhat, but none of those asked concerning her gave age at less than 113, nearly all of them giving 115 as the correct age She was called Johns according to the custom of slavery days, the blacks taking the name of those whom they lived or to whom they belonged. Up to within a few months of her decease her mind remained fairly good and she was able to get about with the aid of a cane She will be buried Friday on the farm known as the Wallace farm near town, She leaves numerous descendants. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Uncle Sam Keel, aged ??, and one of the best known men in the Sandy Valley, passed from this life Thursday morning at his farm near Coal Run, Pike County, after a brief illness. the immediate cause of his death was pneumonia, which was encouraged by the infirmities of his advanced age. He was laid to rest with Masonic honors Friday afternoon in the private cemetery near his home on the beautiful Keel farm. Mr. Keel was the grand old man of the Sandy Valley and his long and useful life, filled with Christian kindness and noble deeds earned for him a wider range of respect among the people of this section of the state perhaps than any other one man living in it. He was born in Buford County, NC, and came to Pike County when a mere boy. He served in the Union Army as a Lieutenant of cavalry and won signal honors for bravery. After the war he settled again on the farm near Coal Run, where he lived until his death. the funeral was held at the home, Rev. rush Gillespie of Ratliff's Creek preaching the funeral sermon. The Revs. M. C. Reynolds and Wade Rowe from Pikeville also assisted. The membership of the Thomas C. Cecil lodge F & AM of Pikeville was present and paid the last fraternal respects. Mr. Keel was a member of this lodge and is said to have been the oldest Mason in the county. His wife and 7 children survive him: namely, Durant T. Keel, Pikeville merchant, John D. Keel, Floyd County merchant and farmer, Mrs. Minnie Weddington, and Mrs. Fannie Culbertson of Coal Run, Mrs. Sallie Phillips, of Florida, Mrs. Mary Adkins, of Shelby Creek and Miss Vergie Keel. Former Sheriff William Keel, deceased, was also his son. the aged man had for many years been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and it may be siad that his life was a constant prayer. Big Sandy News, Jan 28,1916
Denton--Died, Jan 2, 1916, Mrs. Mary Luntsford, age 75 years 7 months and 6 days. She had been a sufferer with cancer of the nose for many months and death had been expected for some time. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Information reached here Wednesday to the effect that the infant son of Will Miller, who lived near Hellier had been burned to death. Only meager details of the accident were learned, but it is said that the child's dress took fire from an open grate while its mother was in an adjoining room and when her attention was attracted to it, its little body was enveloped in flames, which she immediately put out, but too late, as the child had been so severely burned about the face and chest that its death followed within a few minutes. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
On Friday, Jan 21, 1916, the reaper whose name is death passed through the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dora Moore, of Mattie, and bereaved them of their darling mother, Mrs. Louanna Moore. She was 76 years, 6 months and 11 days old and was a mother of 12 children, 8 boys and 4 girls, 6 boys and 4 girls survived her. She was buried in the Moore graveyard. The burial was largely attended. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. William Copley. She was converted early in life and lived a devoted Christian until death. She will be greatly missed in our homes and neighborhood. She had la grippe several days and 10 days before death she had a stroke of paralysis. She was waited upon by 3 good doctors and all was done for her that loving hands could do during her sickness, but God saw fit to call her home. She was the widow of Rev. David M. Moore, who passed to his reward 32 years ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
On Tuesday of last week a freight train on the N & W struck the 8 year old son of Rev. Willie Moore and fractured his skull. The next day the lad was brought to the Louisa hospital where Dr. York operated on him in the hope of saving his life, but the little fellow died on Friday without regaining consciousness. The body was taken to Nolan for burial. When struck by the train the boy with some young companions was on his way to school when the engine struck him . The Moore family formerly lived on Donithon branch, this county, but moved to West Virginia some time ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1916
NAPIER, Mrs. Edward
Mrs. Edward Napier, of Perry Ridge in Grant district was drowned on Dec 23. She went to the well for a bucket of water and took an epileptic fit and fell into the well. A little girl of 11 who was the only person at the house at the time missed her mother and went to search for her, and when she could not find her, she ran to the field for her papa. When Mr. Napier arrived at the house he went to the well and found her in the well. She had been in the well probably 30 minutes before her body was recovered. The deceased was a daughter of Johnson Napier and a niece of P. H. Napier of this place. She is survived by a husband and 3 children. the remains were place in the McComas Cemetery after appropriate services had been held by Rev. Joe Marcum and Rev. Andrew Perry. Wayne News, Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Patrick--Henderson Osborn died at his home on Gnats Creek, Jan 10, of pneumonia. Mr. Osborn was a well known citizen and was liked by everyone. He was laid to rest in the family graveyard near Reuben Boyd's. He leaves a wife, 3 daughters and 4 sons and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Glenwood--How soon joy and happiness can be turned into sorrow and mourning. On the 23rd when least expected the death angel visited our home and took from it our dear sister, Mrs. Mary Parsons. She retired near 9 o'clock and at 12 a little child of 3 years woke me and wife calling for auntie, but auntie did not answer and wife and I began to call to her thinking something strange for the little boy whom she loved as dear as her own life could hardly move without attracting her attention, I went to her bed something near 6 feet from where wife and I were sleeping and she was cold in death. I hardly think she felt the sting of death for she just looked like she was sleeping. Just why the Lord brought so much sorrow to us in the happiest time of the year I am not able to tell. But our sorrow is Mary's joy for she was a devoted Christian woman. Oh how we do miss the dear one. She was a dear old mother to us all. It hardly seems like home to us. She had made her home with us for 6 years, but today there is a vacant chair in our home that no one can fill. Mary was laid to rest in the Catlettsburg Cemetery by the side of her husband who had preceded her some 8 years. Wife and I extend our many thanks to those who were so good and kind in helping us in that sad hour, and to our friends who offered their help and for the good telephone service that was given us. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Riffe. big Sandy news, Jan 7, 1916
PIGG, Cora (Hutchison)
The death angel has again visited our community and saddened the home of J. O. Pigg by calling for its victim his beloved wife, Cora, age 38 years. She was the daughter of J. A. Hutchison, deceased, was married to J. O. Pigg. To this union were born 3 children, all of which are left to mourn the death of a Christian mother who so often ministered to their wants. Mrs. Pigg had not been in good health for some time and when consumption began its ravage she had not the strength to long resist the attack. All was done that loving hands could do to restore her back to health but God in his mercy saw fit to ?? her home, there to dwell with him throughout eternity. She realized that her time here on earth was short, but it was well with her soul. In the death of Mrs. Pigg, her husband has lost a devoted wife. Her children a tender affectionate mother, the community in which she lived a valuable friend. Services were conducted at her old home place by Revs. L. M. and William Copley. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1916
Jemimah Preston, the 9 months old baby daughter of Guy Preston of Woods, KY died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Preston, who have cared for her since the death of their daughter, who gave her life that the baby be born. Jemimah was an exceptionally sweet and bright baby and completely won the hearts of all with whom she came in contact. The remains were shipped this afternoon for Buffalo, KY, for interment beside those of her mother--Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Miss Myrtle Scarberry, aged 31 years, daughter of Enoch Scarberry of Clyffeside, died after an illness of several weeks. The remains will be taken to Johnson County Wednesday morning for burial--Independent. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Ruth Simms, who has lived many years at the Dennison Hotel, was stricken last Thursday with pneumonia and died on Wednesday of this week. Her death was quite a shock to her many friends and acquaintances, as it was not realized that her condition was so serious. Paintsville Post. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
SKAGGS, Mrs. D. W.
Mrs. D. W. Skaggs was fatally burned last Saturday at her home at Martha on upper Blaine, in this county. No one was in the room when the accident occurred, but it is supposed her clothing caught fire from an open fire place. When discovered she was crouching in a corner of an adjoining room, in a dying condition, with all of her clothing burned off. The lace curtains at a window were in flames, having caught fire as she passed them. The unfortunate woman had been demented for several years, but was quiet and harmless and easily cared for at home. She was about 60 years of age. A husband, one son and 2 daughters survive her. One daughter is the wife of Dr. C. B. Rice. She was an excellent woman and her husband is one of the county's best citizens. the sad accident has elicited much sympathy from the many friends of the family. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Rosa Smith, wife of James Smith, of Shoals, Wayne County, was conducted Wednesday, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Wayne Perdue, a well known merchant at Shoals. Besides the husband, 7 children survive. Mrs. Smith was about 35 years old. the burial took place at Brimfield Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Mrs. Mary Staley, wife of W. H. Staley, a widely known resident of Wayne County, died at her home at Neal yesterday morning. Mrs. Staley was 61 years old. She had been ill several months The funeral will take place at the residence Sunday morning, the burial being in the family burying grounds on White's Creek. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Uncle Will Stapleton, who has made his home with his son, Charley, at the mouth of Paint Creek for some time, died Wednesday and was taken Thursday to his old home in Magoffin County, where he will be buried Friday--Paintsville Post. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1916
Denton--Mrs. Nancy Travis, widow of John Travis, who died Friday of organic heart trouble at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andy T??ver on Straight Creek. She was buried Saturday at this place. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
Herbert Walker, who has been suffering for some time from appendicitis, died at his home on Tom's Creek, Sunday. Mr. Walker was a member of one of the most prominent families in Johnson County, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walker. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and 2 children and a host of other relative and friends. Paintsville Post. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1916
AUXIER, Jane (Bevins)
East Point--Mrs. Jane Auxier died near Tram, in Pike County, Saturday before last and the remains were brought here Sunday for burial beside her husband, Joseph K. Auxier, who died 20 years ago at his home at this place. Mrs. Jane Auxier was a Bevins, of Pike County and after the death of her husband she went to live with her relatives in that county. She, perhaps, had some peculiar characteristics, but was a good woman and lived and died in the Christian faith. She was near 83 years of age and has been totally blind for 30 years or more and her husband was deaf for the greater part of his life. There were no children in their home and we remember the aged couple who sat so many lonely days together patiently enduring their afflictions until separated by death. But we hope death ahs again united them in a better world than this where suffering and sorrow are unknown. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
Inez, KY--God will call His loved ones home. On the 30th of Jan. on the evening of that bright sabbath the sad news reached Inez from Welch, WV that a son of Miah Brown had been killed by a train. It was known that 2 of the Brown boys were working not far from that place, George and Billy Brown. When the word reached John Brown at Inez, the brother of the boys, it was said to be George Brown. On Monday morning the message came that it was William Brown, or Billy, as he was called. Two of the brothers, George and James Brown, a brother in law, Lafayette Pelfry and a friend William Williams went to Welch after the remains. He was brought to his home 3 miles below Inez for burial. The remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Fairchilds. Billy was well known and liked by all who knew him. He was a Christian and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He leaves a father and mother, 6 sisters and 6 brothers to mourn the loss. Big Sandy news, Feb 11. 1916
George Buchanan, an aged and highly respected resident of Lincoln, IL, died of senile pneumonia, a this home 318 Peking St, Saturday morning, Feb 5. He became ill with grin 2 weeks ago. Pneumonia developed Friday morning and the aged man's strength gradually waned. Mr. Buchanan was aged 87 years, 10 months, and 13 days. Mr. Buchanan is accorded the distinction of having been a reader of more and better books than any other patron of the public library. He was a deep student of history and had a wonderful power of retaining what he had read. He had an extraordinary knowledge of the Bible. For many years he spent nearly every afternoon in study at the library.
George Buchanan was born in Lawrence County, KY, Mar 23, 1829, the son of William Wiley Buchanan and Emmaline Hampton Buchanan. He was married to Miss Christian Rouse at Greenup County, KY, Feb 3, 1857. His wife died in 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan moved to Illinois in 1865, settling near Mt. Pulaski where they remained on a farm until 1893, when Mr. Buchanan retired from active work and moved to Lincoln. Mr. Buchanan was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, to which denomination he had belonged since childhood. The deceased is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons; Theodosia, of Lincoln, George H. of St. Louis, MO Sue E., M. Carolyn and Made E. of Lincoln. funeral services at the home Monday morning, Rev. T. H. Tull, pastor of the M. E. Church in charge. Burial in Mt. Pulaski cemetery. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
CASTLE, S. W.
On Saturday last Mr. G. W. Castle of this city received a telegram from Sedalia, MO, informing him of the dangerous illness of his brother, S. W. Castle, better known here as Walker Castle. Early next morning another message was received announcing the sad intelligence that his brother was dead. Walker Castle was the son of James C. Castle, who also, with his family at one time lived in Louisa. He was born in Johnson County and was the first of 8 brothers to die. He came to Louisa in 1870 and remained here until 1874, when he went to Sedalia and engaged in business. He was successful and amassed quite a fortune. He married in that city and is survived by a widow, one son and 3 daughters. He was about 68 years of age. During Mr. Castle's residence in this city he was well known and popular, being a man of genial, jolly disposition, liked by everybody who knew him. He and uncle Jim, as his father was popularly called, were staunch democrats, as were all the other brothers. At the last Cleveland election the Castle family cast 9 votes for the Democratic candidate. Mr. Castle had been ill about a year preceding his death. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
On Jan 25, 1916, the pale horse and its rider visited the home of Mrs. Harriet Chaffin, of Christmas, KY, and took from her her loving companion, "Uncle John", as he was always called. He died of pneumonia and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, 7 children and a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends to mourn the loss, but our loss is heaven's gain. Uncle John has lived a true Christian life and died in faith of a living God. All was done for him that loving hands could do but God saw fit to call him from his earthly home to that bright clime beyond the skies where there is life eternal. He was about ?80? years of age and a good neighbor, a loving husband and a kind and affectionate father and was loved by all who knew him. Big Sandy news, Feb 18,1916
CLARK, Nora G. (Marcum)
On Feb 4, 1916, as the sunshine was casting its rays through the home of Pharoah and Emma Marcum the spirit of their oldest daughter took its flight to the good world. Her name was Nora G. Clark. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, Oct 14, 1879 and was raised near Fallsburg. She left this world at the age of 37 years, 2 months and 21 days. She was converted at Yatesville, KY at the age of 18 years and was baptized at Green Valley Apr 24, 1898 by Rev. James Barrett and from that time to the date of her death she lived a devoted Christian. She was married to Frank Clark, Oct 7, 1906, to this union were born 3 children. She raised 2 stepchildren and to them she was a mother. Besides her children, she leaves husband, father, mother, 2 sisters and 3 brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but thank God we do not mourn like those that is without a hope, for a few days before her death she told her sister Rachel and her mother that she saw the light of Jesus and angles and she would soon be at home thank God and just 6 hours before death came her dear mother standing by her bed, she said, oh! mother if you could see what I see. I see angels, they are coming to take me home. She saw her brother Frank and sister Paulina, who had gone before her. She said they were angels, too. She died at her father's home at Carpenter, OH, 100 miles from Kenova, WV. Her body was brought back to the old home graveyard on the Marcum farm, followed by her dear husband and brother, Warden and sister Rachel the I.O.O.F. took charge of the remains and laid it to rest amid relatives where dust shall be resolved to dust. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
Mr. E. C. Conley received a telegram Sunday evening, appraising him of the death of his sister, Miss Maxie Conley, of Riceville, near Van Lear. Mr. Conley went to Riceville this morning. Mrs. Conley, who is recovering from an indisposition, did not accompany him. Mr. and Mrs. Conley had only returned from there a few days ago. Miss Conley is said to have been a sweet and loveable girl, 16 years of age. She had been ill for a long time. Mr. Conley has the sympathy of many friends in his sad bereavement. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy news, Feb 11, 1916
During an altercation early Sunday morning at Red Jacket, a mining town near Matewan, 8 miles from here, John Damron, a well known miner of this section, was shot and instantly killed. Clarence Lee, of Huntington, and Guy Beavers, of English, both young men scarcely out of their teens, are held in custody in the county jail in this city charged with the murder. The killing caused a wave of excitement throughout this locality, as all of the participants were well known locally and the mysterious manner in which the shots were fired has lent a deeper air to the situation. It is brought to light by investigation that booze seems to have started it all. John Damron, Charles and Ben Isaacs, in company of 3 women, left Matewan about 11 o'clock on their way home. It being pay day night, they had evidently indulged in the use of intoxicants and were feeling their telling effects. As they were walking across the railroad bridge a short distance below the Red Jacket post office, Lee and Beavers passed them. It is claimed that Lee made a remark that was overheard by Damron, who in a moment of rage struck young Beavers with his fist, knocking him down. It is said that at this moment that the two men who were with Damron drew their pistols and commanded Lee to keep still. As soon as Beavers could regain his feet again both he and lee fled to the club house where they were boarding.
Arming themselves with a couple of revolvers they retraced their steps, evidently with the intention of going to Matewan, where the boys spend the greater part of their time. At a short distance below the club house they encountered Damron and the Isaac boys again. Lee is said to have spoken pleasantly to Charlie Isaac, who replied in a like tone. When opposite Damron, who was a few feet behind, pistol shots rang out. One witness is reported to have stated that the firing was begun by Damron. Three shots were fired in quick succession, followed closely by 2 others. Scarcely had the echoes of these shots receded when 2 more rang out. One shot took effect in Damron's back, ranging from his right kidney and penetrating his heart. He exclaimed, "I am shot thru and thru." When picked up a few seconds later he was dead. The peculiar manner in which the bullet took effect promises to lend a peculiar aspect to the question. If the shot was fired by Lee it would, from the location that he claims, have gone almost directly through his body. Lee admits that he fired several times but says that Damron fired first. AS no one was scenting danger and the night was dark it has not been fully determined who started the firing. Lee and Beavers claimed that all the men in the crowd were armed. Seven shots were distinctly heard by various persons. Lee and Beavers returned to the club house bur refused to commit themselves. After staying there for a while they went to Matewan and boarded No. 4 for Petersburg, VA, but their train was delayed at Ainwick by a wreck, and Sheriff Hatfield, on No. 8, caught up with them and placed them under arrest. Sheriff Hatfield returned to this city on a freight and lodged his prisoners in the county jail to await their preliminary hearing.
Lee comes from a well known family in Huntington and Beavers is from Dry Fork and related to some of our most prominent citizens, being a nephew of ex-Senator J. F. Beavers, of Matewan. Damron was from Maben, and had had a checkered career. He had served in the United States army and 4 years ago killed Vick Caperton at Louisa, KY. He was married but separated from his wife, who lives at Ashland, KY. Williamson News.
Damron's remains were brought to Louisa and on Tuesday deposited in Pine Hill Cemetery, after appropriate funeral services conducted by the Rev. L. M. Copley at the residence of Charley Hogg, a brother in law of the deceased. The unfortunate man was about 32 years old and is survived by 5 brothers and one sister, his father and mother having died several years ago. On the third of July 1910, Damron shot and killed Victor Caperton in this city, for which he was tired and acquitted. Since that time he had been here very little. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
DANIELS, Mrs. Lou (Gilkerson)
Mrs. Lou Daniels, wife of Lee Daniels, of Prichard, WV, died Monday. She is survived by her husband and 2 children. Mrs. Daniels was a daughter of Henry Gilkerson. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1916
Meads Branch--Uncle Wash Dobbins, whose home is at Gallup, this county, died at his sisters, T. B. Kise's on Meads Branch. His 2 boys, Albert and Joe, were at his bedside. Mrs. Lewis Stafford of Ceredo, WV could not be present on account of sickness. His death was a general breakdown. The bereaved have sympathy. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
James Farmer, aged about 40, and a farmer of near Lookout, this county, died last Sunday night at about 6 o'clock. His death is said to have been the result of injuries received 2 years ago, and it is said that since receiving the injuries his health had steadily declined. A Pikeville undertaker was called to Lookout Monday morning to prepare the remains for funeral and interment. Mr. Farmer is said to have been one of the best citizens of that locality and he enjoyed a wife range of respect and neighborly good will among the people of this community. He leaves a family. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1916
FRAZIER, James Calvin
Mr. James Calvin Frazier, who saw 4 years service as a Confederate soldier, died at his home a short distance below the mouth of Two Mile Creek, last Sunday night, after an illness of some years duration. During this time he was not confined to the house all the time, but for several weeks preceding his death he had not been in town. He was buried near the place where he was born on the old Jake Rice farm, which at one time was the property of his father. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral, which was conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett The deceased is survived by a widow and 7 children, all grown. He was married twice, the first wife being a daughter of Stephen Thompson, of Mill Creek, near Fort Gay, and his second wife was Mrs. Luke McGuire, a sister of Ralph Booten. Mr. Frazier was a quiet, highly respected citizen, a man of undoubted courage as a soldier, a good husband and father. He leaves many relatives and friends, and former comrades-in-arms to mourn his loss. He was 77 years old last October, He was a member of the Cavalry regiment, commanded by the late Judge M. J. Ferguson. Big Sandy News, Feb11, 1916
"Aunt" Patsy Goble, a well known and respected colored woman of this place, dropped death Thursday evening of this week. She was past 80 years of age and the mother of several children. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
HONAKER, Malinda (Clark)
Fell asleep in Jesus at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenas Lour ( or could be Loar), at Coal Run, KY, Mar 17, 1915. Mrs. Malinda Clark Honaker, beloved wife of James Honaker, deceased. During a series of meetings held some 60 years ago by Rev. William Keith, she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which she remained a consistent member till she joined the church triumphant. On Jan 29, 1840 the gate of life was opened to her. She was 75 years 1 month and 18 days at her death. O Sep 14, 1860, she was married to James Honaker, and to this union were born 12 children, 8 dead and 4 living. Those living are Mrs. Kenas Loar and Mrs. R. M. Ferrell of Coal run, KY, R. O. Honaker, of Pikeville and James Honaker of Honaker, KY. From this union are 14 descendants, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her funeral was preached Sep 29, 1915 by Rev. R. T. Gillispie of Coal Run, KY, he having preached the funerals of her husband and 8 children, who have gone before. She was laid to rest in the old family cemetery at Coal Run, Mar 19, 1915. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1916
JAMES, Mrs. John H.
After a protracted illness of some weeks, Mrs. John H. James passed away at her home. When the final summons came at her beside were her devoted husband, father, mother, brothers and sisters. Mrs. James was 39 years of age. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stewart and was born near Louisa and came to this city with her parents a number of years ago to reside. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a devout Christian woman. She was a kind neighbor and a devoted friend. She was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Her death brings sadness to many hearts. Beside her devoted husband and loving parents, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Tinsley of Matewan, WV and Miss Virgie Stewart, who is at home with her parents, also 2 brothers, William Stewart, and Fred Stewart, both of this city. The funeral services were held Sunday.--Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1916
KANE, W. T.
Mr. W. T. Kane, one of the most prominent citizens of Eastern Kentucky, died suddenly at is residence near Fallsburg, this county, Tuesday evening last. He had just finished his supper and without any warning, so far as we know, dropped to the floor dead. He was buried the next day near his home, after funeral services conducted by the Rev. L. E. McEldowney of this city. Mr. Kane was 74 years 5 months and 29 days old. He was born in Ohio and came to this state 25 years ago. He married Miss Josephine Sloan, daughter of Eli Sloan, a well known citizen of this county. He is survived by a widow and one son, John, who is now nearly grown. A niece and nephew make their home with the family of the deceased. Two nephews, James and Will Kane, at one time were residents of this place, and visited here a few years ago. The NEWS is not informed concerning his other relatives.
By the death of Mr. Kane a good citizen and valuable man has been lost to the community. He was one of the most prominent agriculturists in the state. His services were sought as a lecturer and teacher in various agricultural and county institutes and he always had a prominent place on the program of instruction. He was a "Book Farmer" and a practical one. His ideas were advanced, up to date, and intelligent. He was fond of his occupation and left nothing undone which would add to his knowledge of husbandry He was a great reader of books pertaining to his favorite subjects and whit he read he remembered. He took much interest in local agricultural matters, being an active member of the various Lawrence County agricultural associations, contributing in every manner possible to the attractions offered by the County Fairs. He was a man of pronounced individuality having ideas of his own which he advanced and upheld with forcible terms. By his death the farmer of this county lose a valuable friend. He was a man of sterling integrity, industrious and active in affairs. He sought by every means in his power to promote the agricultural interest of this county.
In religion he was a member of the Presbyterian organization and the NEWS is informed that every night before retiring he sought to make himself right with his Creator. He was a good husband and father and public spirited citizen and good man. The death of such a character is a distinct loss, not only to his grief stricken family but the community and the State as well. His funeral was largely attended, which showed the esteem and respect in which he was held. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
The death of Mr. Frank Lockwood at a hospital in Cincinnati, has caused profound sorrow throughout this entire section. He was universally popular and beloved. He was also connected by blood with several of our leading families. His mother was a Vanhorn. He was related to the Moore family, one of the most distinguished in this city. He was 42 years old and was the only child of the late John Lockwood and Mrs. Lucy Lockwood. He was devoted to his mother and in turn was idolized by her. Since the death of his father some years ago, he had accumulated much wealth and the Lockwood farm is probably the finest in the county and is worth a fortune. It is said of hi that he was interested in every good move, was public spirited to a marked degree and could always be counted on to lend assistance in any good move. He was ever quick to detect worth and to lend a helping hand. His tenants are said to have been devoted to him. He was broadminded and liberal, magnanimous and generous to a fault. He had that nobility of soul that strongly attached men to him. He was an adherent of the M. E. Church South and was a good Sunday school worker at Mary Moore Chapel near his home, it being due to his efforts that this was considered one of the finest Sunday schools in the county.
The remains arrived at the home at Lockwood station Saturday evening. A large concourse of sorrowing friends awaited the arrival at the depot. The remains were accompanied by his grief stricken mother, his cousins, Burr Powell of Lockwood and Mrs. Clara Powell Williams of Ashland, the two latter having been with him at the hospital. Mr. Lockwood had many relatives in this city, the nearest of kin being an aunt, Mrs. Eliza O'Brien. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
Died, at his residence, 6 or 7 miles above Louisa, Mr. Harry McClure, a member of one of the most prominent families of Lawrence County. He had not been sick very long, having contracted pneumonia some two weeks ago while attending the funeral of a neighbor. His death occurred on Monday, Feb 21st. The funeral took place Wednesday and was very largely attended by relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Newell H. Young, pastor of the M. E. Church, of this city. Mr. McClure having been for many years a consistent member of that denominations. Interment was made at near the place of his death in a burial ground which overlooks the place on the opposite side of the river where he was born, the old William McClure homestead.
Mr. McClure is survived by a widow, who herself is very ill of the disease which caused the death of her husband. There are also living 7 children, all grown, 2 of whom live in Louisa, Mr. ?Gice? McClure and Mrs. Hammond. Beside these, there is an aged sister, the venerable Mrs. Nancy Billups, of this city. There are also other sisters and one brother, Mr. T. B. McClure of Wayne, WV. Several nieces and nephews live in this city. Mr. McClure lacked 4 hours of being 75 years of age, having died at 8 p.m. on the last day of his 74th year. Mr. McClure was well know as a good citizen, husband, and father and as a consistent member of the church. He was held in high regard by his neighbors, the people who know any man best. He had always lived in this county and was known as a men of sterling integrity. The loss of such a citizen is a loss indeed. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
MEDLEY, Emily (Jonas)
A telegram was received here Monday bearing the sad news of the death of Mrs. Emma Medley, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. T. Connally, of Atlanta, GA after but a brief illness. Mrs. Medley was the widow of the late Rev. J. Fletcher Medley, who was one of the most prominent Southern Methodist ministers of Kentucky. She was born in Prestonsburg and was 80 years of age and is the last surviving child of Daniel and Mary Ann K. Jones, one of Virginia's old and prominent families, Jonesville, VA being named for her grandfather, who gave the land there for the park and public building.
She was married at Louisa, Apr 15, 1854. Mr. Medley at that time had just entered upon the ministry. They came to Catlettsburg about 50 years ago, and have resided there ever since. Mr. Medley's death occurring in that city a number of years ago. Mrs. Medley as a girl was charming and vivacious and one of the most popular young women in the Sandy Valley. Very few people are living who remember her in her girlhood days. About 2 months ago Mrs. Medley settled up all her business dividing her estate between her 2 daughters, Mrs. Henderson Pennington, of Huntington, WV and Mrs. R. T. Connally, of Atlanta, GA and accompanied Mrs. Connally to her southern home to spend the winter. Mrs. Connally hoping that this change might prove beneficial to her. Mrs. Medley was a true Christian. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and assisted her husband in all his work. Her death was that of a Christian woman. Her daughter, Mrs. Henderson Pennington, of Huntington, who had been apprised of her critical condition, left for Atlanta mere than a week ago and was at the bedside of her mother constantly until her passing.
The funeral cortege will leave Atlanta at five o'clock this evening and arrive in Huntington some time Wednesday night and it is possible the funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church, South, at Catlettsburg on Thursday, though it cannot be determined until the friends arrive here. Mrs. Medley will be laid to rest in Ashland's beautiful city of the dead. Ashland Independent
By the ties of blood and marriage Mrs. Medley was prominently and numerously connected with many Louisa people. She was the sister of Mr. John W. Jones, deceased and a sister of the first Mrs. D. J. Burchett. She was an aunt of Mrs. George R. Vinson and Mr. D. J. Burchett, and was closely related to the late James h. O'Brien, Mrs. Margaret Moore, deceased, and Mrs. F. R. Moore. She had been a frequent visitor to Louisa, where her pleasant ways and kindly disposition made her a welcome guest of numerous friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1916
David, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Merchant, formerly of this city, died at their home at Ferguson, Wayne County, Feb 9, of diphtheria. He was a very bright lad and his untimely death brought sorrow to the hearts of many, relatives and friends. Four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, survive. Miss Lou Vinson, an aunt of the dead boy, attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
Mrs. Trinnie Moore, wife of W. T. Moore, was born in Lawrence County, KY, Dec 6, 1874, and departed this life Feb 11, 1916, aged 41 years, 2 months and 5 days, her father, mother, one brother and 2 sisters having preceded her to the better world. Trinnie was a kindhearted wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. In sickness as in health she was courageous, never despairing of life until a few minutes before she received her final summons when God called her to live with Him. She was a lover of God. She leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing husband and 7 children. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
On last Monday evening, Jan 24, as the gloomy shadows of night were gathering found a few of the friends and relatives of aunt Lizzie Pennington gathered around her bedside awaiting the last summons to come and call her home. She had been in ill health for a period of years and as the years and months passed away she grew weaker and at the closing of the day on last Monday her spirit took its flight to the haven of rest. Aunt Lizzie was a good Christian woman and loved by all who knew her. She was 52 years, 5 months of age. She joined the United Baptist Church when young and since then she has lived a devoted Christian, always ready and willing to do the will of the Lord. all thru her illness she had meetings in her home and until she became too weak for meeting. Often after death was expected she would shout and praise God as long as she could talk. She left 5 children to mourn her loss, 2 girls and 3 boys. Services were conducted by Revs. Bury and Parker. She was laid to rest in the family burying ground. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
Henry Perkins, aged 25, a carpenter employed by the Main Island Creek Coal Company at Omar, fell 35 feet from a scaffold to the ground while at work last Saturday and received injuries from which he died in the Logan hospital the following day. He was at work on the new tipple and when he attempted to turn around hurriedly, missed his footing and plunged to the ground. Perkins was unmarried and came to this section from his home at Abingdon, VA, to which place the body was shipped. Logan Democrat. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1916
Melvin, son of Earl Romans, near Ferguson station in Wayne County, WV, suicided a few days ago by taking paris green. He was 16 years old. His mind had been slightly affected for some time and he ended his life in a fit of despondency. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
Buchanan--On Friday, Feb 4, 1916, our Heavenly Father, saw fit in his wisdom to call from us our dear beloved cousin, Laura Stewart, daughter of L. C. and Helen Stewart. She was 27 years of age. The physician pronounced it tuberculosis. She lived 10 days after she was removed home from a local hospital at Ashland. We believe the spirit of Laura is in the Paradise of ??? She seemed to understand that it was her duty to served the Master and seemed to take a delight in so doing. Laura was a bright girl and to know her was to love her. She was a kind and loving friend to all her associates and had a kind word for all and was very obedient to her mother. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1916
TAYLOR, Mrs. W. M.
Mrs. W. M. Taylor, aged 60 years, died Wednesday night at her late residence on Deep Hole Branch after a very short illness of acute indigestion. She was sick about an hour. Funeral will be held Friday, conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett. She is survived by her husband and 3 grown sons. The Taylors came to this section from Floyd County about 3 years ago. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1916
Mrs. Martha Taylor departed this life Feb 2, 1916, was born Jan 13, 1857. She was 59 years 1 month and 11 days old at her death. She leaves a husband and 3 children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. But our loss is Heaven's gain. Rev. Hulette held the memorial services. The funeral was largely attended by her friends and relatives after which the remains were deposited in the home graveyard. Martha was always industrious and a hard working woman, having confidence in God and faith in ourn Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It has pleased the Almighty God to remove her from time to eternity. We bow our heads in humble submission thy will be done. So when the aged father or mother after a well spent life answer the call and quietly bid us farewell we feel that he or she has ended a long and toilsome journey during which they have passed the pleasant valleys and climbed the rugged mountains of life, and when we place their bodies in the silent city of the dead we have a mournful satisfaction over the thought that their trouble is forever ended and their joys have begun. Big Sandy News, Feb 18,1916
TEVIS, Pearl (Elam)
Mrs. Pearl Elam Tevis, 23 yeas old, wife of Charles V. Tevis, New York newspaper man and former Cincinnatian, is dead on Casey's Key, FL. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mrs. Tevis had been brought from New York in an effort to restore health to her. The young woman became the bride of Mr. Tevis 5 years ago, shortly before his departure from Cincinnati, to re-enter the New York newspaper field. She had an extensive acquaintance here. Mrs. Tevis was born in West Liberty, Morgan Co., KY. Mr. Tevis is a son of Virgil W. Tevis, one of the most prominent Methodist divines in Indiana. Burial of Mrs. Tevis took place on Casey's Key. Cincinnati Enquirer. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1916
THORNBURY, Mary Josephine
Mary Josephine, the infant daughter of Mrs. L. Q. Thornbury, which died at Catlettsburg, last Wednesday, from the effects of double pneumonia, was brought to Pikeville Thursday for burial. The remains of the little one were taken to the home of Attorney J. M. Bowling on Main St., where the funeral ceremony was held by Rev. M. C. Reynolds in the afternoon. Interment took place in the Pikeville Cemetery just after the funeral. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
WALDECK, Ellen (Burgess)
A short while before noon on Sunday Feb 20, after 12 years of suffering and illness, Mrs. Ellen Burgess Waldeck sank to eternal rest without a pang. Her illness, long and painful as it was, was borne with a Christian fortitude and patience which was born of the faith which she professed in her Redeemer. On the following day in the early afternoon a very large number of the sorrowing sympathetic relatives and friends gathered at the house where she had for so many years been a mother, to pay the last tribute of respect to this much beloved woman. The short service was appropriate, simple and touching. It was conducted by the Rev. L. E. McEldowney, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, of which church the deceased had been for many, many years a consistent and devout member. Borne by 6 of her nephews, the casket was taken to the hearse and by it conveyed to Pine Hill Cemetery where the silent dust of the husband, who had preceded her many years quietly reposed.
Mrs. Waldeck was born Dec 19, 1842, being at the time of her death in her 74th year. She was the daughter of the late George R. Burgess and was one of 11 children. Her demise leaves but one surviving member of that large family, Mrs. William Carey, of this city. In 1868, she was married to William H. Waldeck and shortly thereafter went to housekeeping in Louisa where she remained until the day of her death. To Mr. and Mrs. Waldeck were born four children, one son and 3 daughters, all of whom are living except one daughter who died at the age of 3 years. She was in every respect an ideal woman, one of her dominant traits being her love for her home and a deep affection for her husband and children. This affection was shared by numerous relatives whom she was always fond of having with her. She was eminently a home woman, caring but little if anything, for society or the amusements of the world. For her church and preacher, however, she was always ready to do something. In this respect she shared a notable characteristic of her revered father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Burgess, for who for so many years lived at the old Burgess homestead where they dispensed a hospitality as abundant as it was generous.
Mrs. Waldeck's love for her children was great and self sacrificing and to their honor be it said, these children in so far as they could, repaid their mother with the profoundest, affectionate regards. When stricken by the dreadful paralytic stroke no one except those who were in a position to know, could begin to tell how tenderly, patiently and unremittingly the poor woman, helpless as a baby, was watched, nursed and otherwise cared for. One of the daughters, Janie, was a hopeless invalid, but notwithstanding her condition she was ever on the alert to do something for mother. Upon the married daughter, Mrs. T. S. Thompson, fell the burden of the household of the helpless mother. This attention and devotion was shared by her son in law, Mr. T. S. Thompson. The other son is Dr. George N. Waldeck, of Huntington, WV. Whenever he could find time from the duties of an exacting profession, he and his wife would visit mother. When it became known that Mrs. Waldeck had at most but a few days to live, Dr. Waldeck himself had been attacked by a virulent disease which kept him from going at once to the bedside of her who gave him birth. He and one son, Jack, were present, however, at the last sad rites. Mrs. Waldeck's sterling worth as wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend is too well known to need recounting here. Chilling winds, heats of summer, and the icy hands of death belong to this earth. "Aunt El" Waldeck will suffer them no more. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1916
Four men were shot into eternity when the boiler of the Pikeville Planing Mill & Supply Co., in South Pikeville let go last Monday morning, and 2 others are badly injured though they will live. The dead are, Sam Wolfford, fireman, Andy Robinson, Brack Adkins and his son Alden Akdins, 17, and the injured are B. Justice and Harry Ritch. The lower half of the mill was totally wrecked by the explosion and some of the machinery including a boiler was blown into the river on one side and far up on the hillside in the other direction. Other men who had business at the mill narrowly escaped death by being a few minutes late. Among these are W. H. Staten, foreman and John M. Triplett. The cause of the explosion is a mystery. it was felt for miles around and many mistook it for a violent earthquate. The woodwork around the machinery was blown into splinters and twisted iron and pipes were strewn over the open field in which the mill was situated. Taulbert Adkins, who was not so near the boiler, was not instantly killed and he was hurried down town, but died about 3 hours later. Harry Ritch was badly bruised and had his arms and legs broken and Justice's injuries were mostly about the head. He was moved to the office of Dr. Z. A. Thompson on a stretcher where his wounds were dressed and there is hope for his recovery along with Ritch. This is the most serious disaster that has ever occurred at Pikeville. The remains of Andrew Robinson, aged about 30, were laid to rest in the Luke Sword Cemetery Tuesday by the members of the Pikeville Lodge No. 294 I.O. O. F. of which he was also a member. The religious rites were held in the Island Creek Tabernacle, Rev. M. C. Reynolds delivering the funeral sermon. The other funerals followed on Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
ALEXANDER, J. B.
Mr. H. R. Alexander, of this city, has recently sustained the loss by death of his father Mr. J. B. Alexander. this sad event occurred Tuesday, Feb 29th at Charleston, WV. His son received Tuesday morning a telegram informing him of the critical illness of his aged parent and left at once for his bedside, but death occurred before he reached Charleston. Burial was made at Gallipolis, the former home of the deceased, whose demise was caused by hardening of the arteries. He was 77 years old. Mrs. H. R. Alexander and daughter, Miss Helen, attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
On Monday last Mr. Zoll Ball, a well known citizen of Mattie, this county, went to bed in his usual good health. Some time in the night his wife was awakened by the storm, and found that her husband was very sick and in what proved to be a dying condition. the physician who was called was unable to account for his death. the deceased was a highly respected man, 38 years old. Several children were left to mourn the loss of a good father. Mrs. Ball is a daughter of the Rev. Lewis Spencer. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
Sam Bartram died near Fort Gay last Saturday. He was about 65 years of age and was a brother of Capt. W. C. Bartram, of Ft. Gay. Several children, all grown, survive him. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Olive Hill, KY Mar 28--Luther Bennett, 15 years old, attempted to board a freight train at Aden, this county, this afternoon and was killed, Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
BURK, Elizabeth (Smith)
B.L. and Ben Burk of Watts, Ritter and company, left yesterday for Pittsburgh in response to a message announcing the sudden death of their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Burk. Mrs. Burk was a member of a family well known in the Tri-state region. She was the daughter of the late Edmund Smith of Catalpa. She leaves a number of relatives in Huntington. Huntington Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Mar 31,1916
BUSSEY, Ivory L.
On Wednesday, Jan 19,1916, Mrs. Ivory L. Bussey, wife of H. W. Bussey and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pigg, passed into the other and better world. All that loving hands could do was done for Ivory but all to no avail. On Thursday afternoon the body was laid to rest in the Bussey cemetery, overlooking her home. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. John Cheap and Hill. She leaves a husband, 4 children, a father and mother and one sister, Mrs. Thad Ransom, to mourn their loss. Big Sandy News Mar 3, 1916
John Chaffin, a boy 14 years old, died at Prichard, WV, a few days ago, after a brief illness. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
CHAFFIN, Mary (Saunders)
Mrs. Mary Chaffin, mother of Mr. R. S. Chaffin, of Louisa, died Mar 18th, at Blaine, age 86 years. She died of lagrippe and weight of years. She was buried Sunday at the old home place on Blaine, by the side of her husband who died in July 1872. She had 10 children, 5 of whom all sons, are living. the maiden name of the deceased was Saunders.. She was born near Lynchburg, VA and moved to Kentucky about 1842. Mrs. Chaffins was a good woman, wife and mother. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years, and was converted at a meeting held by Rev. French Rice in the winter of 1892. She was widely and favorably known in the Blaine country as an excellent neighbor. Her funeral was conducted by the Rev. Anderson Moore, a great number of friends and relatives being present. Notwithstanding her great age Mrs. Chaffin's mind was clear to the last. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
CHAMBERS, Margaret Louisa (Auxier)
The deceased, Margaret Louisa Auxier Chambers, daughter of Samuel and Agnes Wells Auxier, was born Feb 11, 1839, at the mouth of John's Creek, East Point, Johnson County, KY, and departed this life Feb 26, 1916 at her home near the mouth of Rum Creek, Logan Co., WV where she has resided for over 60 years. She died in a good old age, being 77 years, 15 days of age at her death. She was united in holy bonds of matrimony to Lorenzo Dow Chambers at her home at the mouth of Johns Creek (Rev. Littleton officiating), May 2, 1855. To this union was born 7 boys, Samuel Edward, James L., Floyd B., Ottis B., Gaylen, Charley Auxier and Lorenzo Dow, Jr. Three preceded her to the spirit land, Floyd B. Jan 6, 1867, Gaylen, Jul 3, 1890, Otis B., Mar 17, 1912. There were born to this union 6 girls, Hulda A., Augusta, Geneva, Agnes, Louisa, and Cora E., 2 having preceded her to the spirit land, Hulda A., Nov 20, 1894, and Geneva, Jan 8, 1903.
She leaves to mourn their loss her aged devoted Christian husband, 4 sons, 4 daughters, 48 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, a brother, James K. Polk Auxier, of East Point, KY, and a multitude of life long friends. Soon after her marriage she came to her home at the mouth of Rum Creek, Logan Co., WV where for more than ?50? years she battled the fight of life many times with wild beasts and some times in the midst of the terror of war. She at the same time as fighting another fight, that of right against wrong. She was a life long Methodist, having joined the M. E. Church, South, soon after her marriage and continued her membership to date of her death. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Georgie Cyrus, daughter of J. M. and Mintie Cyrus, was born in Lawrence County, KY, Jan 3,1896, died at her home near Pickerington, OH Mar 10,1918, aged 20 years 2 months and 10 days. She professed faith in Christ and united with the church in the year 1915, and was a very useful and earnest Christian. Her gentle Christian spirit will ever be a silent and effective teacher. Her life was a life of love and devotion. For a number of weeks previous to her death she was a great sufferer, but the fortitude with which she endured until the end will ever be a benediction to those who visited and ministered to her Although so young death to her no frightful foe, her only regret was that her loved ones would grieve for her. She embraced her father and mother and then requested her uncle to pray that she might fall asleep in the arms of Jesus and be at rest. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in Pickerington Monday Mar 13. The funeral cortage was an unusually large one, the entire Pickerington High School of which she was a member being in attendance, The pall bearers were selected from her class and schoolmates. Her body was buried in the Pickerington Cemetery beneath a mound of flowers. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
West Liberty, KY, Mar 20--"Uncle" Amos Davis, of this city, died last night after about 2 weeks illness with grip. He was 82 years old, being the oldest Mason in this county and the oldest traveling man in this section of the state. He was also prominent in politics, having been Sheriff and County Judge of this county and received the Democratic nomination for Congress in this district, but was defeated by John W. Lackey. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
Donithon--The angel of death has since our last writing been again in our community when Rev. Lewis Fields answered the call and quietly passed beyond the shadow land. Many friends and relatives attended the funeral of the deceased. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Carrell Ford, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ford, of Prestonsburg, died at the Lakeland Sanitarium Sunday morning, Mar 5. He was brought here Monday night for interment Tuesday afternoon funeral services were held at his old home by Rev. J. W. Jackson of the M. E. Church South. Mr. Ford is survived by a wife, who was Miss Grace Dingus, a son, Carrell, Jr., father and mother, 3 brothers and a sister. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
Shortly before 8 o'clock last Monday morning Monte Fouty, oil well shooter in the employ of the Southern Torpedo Company, of Parkersburg, WV, was torn to pieced by the explosion of 237 quarts of nitroglycerine. the accident occurred at the magazine used by the company for storing the explosive demanded by the various oil wells in that neighborhood. Fouty left Louisa bout 6 o'clock that morning, driving a 2 horse team owned by James Vinson, livery man of this city. The horses were torn into fragments and nothing was left of the wagon except a few widely scattered pieces. The noise of the explosion was heard for many miles. But few persons had any idea what had caused it, and on account of the blasting that had been done on the N & W railroad a mile or so below town in removing a slip on the track it did not attract any special attention. Two or three persons in town, however, knowing of the glycerine being where it was surmised the true cause of the terrible report and immediately left for the scene. Arriving at the place they at once knew from the absence of the magazine and the immense hole in the ground what had happened. Of the body of Mr. Fouty nothing basically could be found. Here and there at widely scattered intervals was a fragment of human flesh showing what had happened. These remains were gathered together, making possibly a double handful, of what had been a robust man in the prime of life. They were brought to Louisa and place in a casket, and accompanied as far as Huntington by undertake Snyder, were shipped Monday night to Branchland, WV, which was the last home of the deceased. Fouty lived in Louisa about 3 years ago, occupying whit is known as the old M. E. Church parsonage. He was between 50 and 55 years of age and is survived by a widow and 5 children. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
FRIEL, Ida Florence (Wheeler)
The many friends of Mrs. G. F. Friel were pained to learn of her death which occurred Saturday night at 9 o'clock at the Good Samaritan hospital, at Cincinnati, OH where she had been taken several weeks ago and where she underwent a serious operation. Her critical illness has extended over a period of 17 weeks and the best skilled physicians and the best trained nurses, in fact, all that human hands could do, was done, but the inevitable must come and nothing could stay the had of death. Several months ago Mrs. Friel as taken to the Mayo Brothers at Rochester, Minn., and then her condition was not counted serious, though she had been frail for some time there arose complications about 2 months ago that baffled even the most learned physicians.
Mrs. Friel, whose maiden name was Ida Florence Wheeler, was the daughter of William Henry Harrison and Rhoda Anne Taylor Wheeler, of Wheelersburg, OH. This town having been named for her ancestors who settled in and about there and have resided there for nearly a century. She was 47 years of age the 20th of this month, and was married 27 years ago to G. P. Friel and since their marriage have resided the most of the time in Ashland and Catlettsburg excepting 2 years they were in Portsmouth, OH. Her family came near being eligible for about all patriotic societies. Mrs. Fried traces her ancestry to Nathan Wheeler, who has her great-great grandfather and who served in the Revolutionary War. Her father was in the Civil War and like the noted Nathaniel Wheeler, was as true a patriot as ever lived.
Mrs. Friel was truly a home woman, devoted to her husband and children, and she has seen those children grow to manhood and womanhood respected and honored by all who knew them. Gaylord, the eldest son, is employed at Wheelersburg in the Wheelersburg Mills as bookkeeper while "Billy" Friel is now a student at Vanderbilt College. The only daughter, Miss Frances Friel, recently graduated from the Curry School of Expression at Boston. She had been with the mother at the home at Chaffee Place since she finished school and has been a great comfort to her. all during her illness she has been constantly at her beside, day and night. She is truly a beautiful character and no parents could have more dutiful and loving daughter. The husband and sons, too, were constantly with her and when her condition grew critical both boys were called home and were constantly near her. In fact the entire family stayed in Cincinnati sot they could be near her and watch any turn or change that might come over her.
Mrs. Friel was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and was a beautiful Christiana character. She respected all things sacred and her entire family followed in her footsteps. Mr. Field and family arrived here from Cincinnati at 4 o'clock this afternoon and the remains were taken to her beautiful home at Chaffee Place which has just been remodeled and made one of the most attractive residences on the Catlettsburg and Ashland Pike. The funeral service will be held from the late home Wednesday morning and will be in charge of Rev. W. M. Given pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which she was a member. He will be assisted by Rev. W. M. Wakefield. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Elijah Gambill, aged 67, for many years a resident of Morton's Hill near Fullerton, died Wednesday evening. He had been ill all winter with dropsy and heart trouble. In addition to his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Cora Lyons. the body was shipped to Lawrence County for burial. Big Sandy News, Mar 17,1916
Ulysses--A small boy, about 7 years old, son of W. M. Griffith and wife, of Lowmansville, died today. He had been sick for a few days but was thought to be better when a sudden change came. A physician was called but child died before he arrived. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
The death angel visited our locality on the 27th day of Feb 1916 and entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardwick and claimed their dear little baby, Belvie. She was 18 months old, was a bright and sweet loving little one, loved by all who knew her and leaves father and mother, one sister, and 4 brothers to mourn her death. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
Mrs. Cleo Harris, an estimable lady of East Prestonsburg, died Friday nigh Mar 17th at the home of her brother Isaac Fitzpatrick who lived on Middle Creek. Mrs. Harris will be long remembered for her many deeds of kindness. She was a daughter of Captain, William Fitzpatrick, one of Floyd County's pioneer citizens. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1916
HARRIS, Mary (Elliott)
Word has just been received here announcing the death of Mrs. Mary Elliott Harris at Clarendon, Ark. Mrs. Harris was the last survivor of the John Lile Elliott family, being a daughter of Capt. John Lile and Jane Richie Elliott. She was one of the 2 sisters of Judge Milton Elliott, a former resident of this city. She was famed in her youth for beauty and brilliancy. She with her sister, who later married J.P. Richards, was educated at a then noted woman's school at Shelbyville, KY, and it was while visiting her brother, John M. Elliott, the then young attorney at Prestonsburg, KY, she met Littleton Tazewell Harris, a young brother of the eminent lawyer, Henry C. Harris, the latter and her brother, John M. Elliott were at the time partners in law--Catlettsburg Dept. Ashland Daily Independent. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1916
Lys Hawes, aged about 65 years, died Monday at the home of his son in law, Lyman Riley, this county. He was a well known and highly respected citizen. He was a son of former County Judge Hawes, deceased. He is survived by a widow, 5 sons and one daughter. Among the sons are Dr. Hez Hawes of Martin County, Henry Hawes, the blind musician and Luther Hawes, of Bell County. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1916
HUGHES, Charley Jay
On last Saturday night, Mar 4, 1916, the dark banner waived over the home of Mr. David Hughes and called for its victim his son, Charley Jay, aged 25 years, 4 months and 4 days. The funeral services were conducted at the church on Monday by the Revs. Hulette and Booth. Later the remains were laid to rest in the Pigg burial ground. His death was caused by that dreadful disease, tuberculosis. Charley said he was going to rest where he would meet his mother, brother and 2 sisters. Charley will be greatly missed in our community. He leaves a father, step mother, and 6 half brothers and sisters and a host of friends to mourn the loss. All was done that loving hands could do, but was all in vain. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
HUTCHISON, G. W.
Former Magistrate G. W. Hutchison, aged 74 years, died last Saturday morning at the residence at 322 Washington avenue after a lingering illness of several weeks with Brights disease. He was well known throughout the city and was one of the pioneers. Mr. Hutchison served in the Union army during the Civil War and as a member of the Bailey Post G. A. R.--Huntington Herald.
Mr. Hutchison, formerly resided in this county (Lawrence) where he had numerous relatives. His wife, who survived him, was Miss Tennie Vinson, a daughter of the late Col. William Vinson. Besides the widow there remain children and grandchildren. Interment was made Monday and was very largely attended, Union veterans from all parts of West Virginia being there. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
MAGGARD, W. Harrison
W. Harrison Maggard a telegraph operator at Prestonsburg, employed by the C & O railway, was electrocuted at 9 o'clock Wednesday night while on duty at the station. Death was instantaneous. He was signaling a freight train by the use of an electric light suspended by a cord from the ceiling, holding the bulb in his left hand. At the same time he grasped a lever controlling the block signals. this lever was heavily charged with an electric current and in taking hold of it he completed a circuit which sent him into eternity. The current evidently came from heavily charged wires crossed with those leading into the station, said to have been the line carrying the electric power supplied to Prestonsburg by the Consolidation Coal Company's plant. the heavy storms probably displaced the line. Maggard was a popular young operator, 27 years old and unmarried. He was worked at various points along the Big Sandy division during the past few years, but for 5 years has been located at Prestonsburg, where his father also lives. The family formerly lived at Harold, KY. Earlier in the day William Bentley, a Huntington traveling salesman, leaned against the same block of levers and was so badly shocked that physicians worked with him for an hour or more. He was able to return to Huntington but is today reported to be suffering considerably. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
MAYNARD, Mrs. Allen
On last Saturday night, March the 11, 1916, the dark banner waived over the home of Mr. Allen Maynard and called for its victim his dear wife. The funeral services were conducted at her home on Monday by Revs. J. W. Hall and Joe Sammons. Later the remains were laid to rest near her home by her request. Her death is supposed to have been caused by tuberculosis. Mrs. Maynard will be greatly missed in our community. She leaves a husband and 2 daughters and 4 sons and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
Another pioneer of Kentucky Methodism has passed away, our dear brother, Harrison McClure, who died at his old homestead just below Chapman, KY at the advanced age of 75 year. "Uncle Harry" as he was called by many friends and relatives was married to Sarah Dobbins in the year of 1866 and to this union was born 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, all of whom are living, this being the first death in the family in the 50 years of their married life, it brings a flood of sorrow to their hearts. Uncle Harry was a member of the M. E. Church at Gallup, Lawrence County, KY, having united with this church in his early manhood days, and he erected the family altar which was not suspended until the night of his death. Uncle Harry was a faithful worker in the church and devoted his time and service in helping to build up Methodism in this part of the state. Uncle Harry deported this life Feb 21, 1916 at 8 o'clock lacking 4 hours reaching his 75th birthday. He has fought the good fight and finished his course and kept the faith and he has gone to receive the crown that is awaiting him there and I, being his pastor, can say of a truth that Brother Harry McClure has lived up to his vows and that he took in the M. E. Church while he was yet a young man. He brought his 7 children up in a home of prayer and taught them the way to the foot of the cross, where they found peace to their soul. I was with brother McClure the last7 hours of his life, singing and praying and talking with him about his future home. The funeral took place at the old home place. There was a large crowd of friends and loved ones at the funeral, which was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Murphy Hill, of Gallup, KY, assisted by the Rev. N. H. Young, pastor of the M. E. Church, Louisa. Sister Sarah McClure, wife of the deceased, is not expected to live, she having the same kind of illness that took Uncle Harry. Rev. Murphy Hill, Gallup, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
Mr. Marian Moles, father of L??? Moles, C & O depot agent of Prestonsburg, died at his home at East Point Saturday Mar 18th of pneumonia. He had for a number of years been postmaster at East Point. Mr. Moles was a member of the Masonic lodge. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
MOLES, F. M.
F. M Moles peacefully passed away Mar 18,1916, after battling with pneumonia for nearly one week. The physicians made the most skillful and heroic efforts ever made in this neighborhood to save their patient, but the disease was too powerful and their patient had to succumb to the ravages of the dreadful malady. Mr. Moles' wife died only one week previous to his death. She was 71 years old and had been in very poor health for some years. Mr. Moles was 75 years old, was a member of the G.A. R. He was also a member of East Point Lodge No 657 F & A.M. He was postmaster at this place for 18 years. He received such education as the schools of his youth afforded, as he grew up he improved every opportunity to extend his education that he might fill his place in life more perfectly. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was ever ready to respond to the call of those who were in need. Mr. Moles leaves 5 children to mourn their loss, 3 boys and 2 girls; Frank Miles, of East Point, Jeff Moles, telegraph operator at Auxier, and Lon Moles, telegraph operator at Prestonsburg, Mrs. Laura Music of Lookout, KY and Mrs. Martha Johnson of Hager Hill The aged couple will be greatly missed by the entire community as they were ever ready to extend to all a helping hand. Big Sandy News, Mar 31,1916
MOORE, Lou Anna
Mrs. Lou Anna Moore, who is known to have been more than 110 years old, died Tuesday evening at her home in Princess. The deceased is survived by several children. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
MOORE, Trinnie (Thompson)
In sad but loving remembrance of Mrs. Trinnie Moore, daughter of Russell and Amanda Thompson. She was born Dec 6, 1875, died Feb 11, 1916, aged 41 years, 2 months and 5 days. She was married to W. T. Moore on Mar 14, 1881. To this union was born 10 children, 3 preceded her to the better world shortly after birth. Mrs. Nolda Thomson of Ledocia, KY, Arley, Everett, Hubert, Mary, Alta and Alka are left to mourn their loss of a kind and loving mother. She was converted in the year 1890, and joined the M. E. Church and lived a devoted Christian life up till she received her final summons which we feel sure was welcome by her. She left this world with a smile on her face and said she wasn't afraid of death and we feel sure her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. The home as lost its sunshine, since mother left us, the husband a loving companion, the children their best earthly friend. She was sick for several months before death but was patient and pleasant to those about her. Trinnie was one who loved God far above all things. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
PARKER, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker, each aged about 75 years, died within 2 hours of each other at their home on Cherokee, this county, last Saturday. A short time ago Mrs. Parker sustained a fall and it is supposed that was the cause of her death. They had been married a long time and it is thought that her aged husband died from grief over the death of his companion. Each had frequently been heard to express a wish that they would die together or at the same time. It would seem, therefore, that Providence had granted their desire. Mrs. Parker was a sister of the late Dr. Sparks, who for many years lived at the mouth of Hood. All these parties were well known residents of the Blaine country. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Marvin Perdue aged ?? years of Ceredo, was fatally injured yesterday morning when he fell underneath a Norfolk & Western freight train. He died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in a hospital at Ironton, OH. The tragedy occurred at Franklin Furnace, a short distance below Ironton. Perdue with 2 companions boarded the freight train at Kenova, intending to go to Portsmouth, OH. He was formerly a brakeman on the Norfolk & Western. It is supposed he went to sleep and rolled off a coal car, and under its wheels. His body was terribly injured and he was rushed to a hospital at Ironton on passenger train No 16. His body was brought to Kenova last night on train No. 22. Perdue was a son of Ab Perdue, a well known citizen of Ceredo. Marvin Perdue was married to but later separated from Letha Perdue, who figured in a sensational shooting and subsequent court trial here several years ago. He formerly lived at Hubbard's Branch. Herald-Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
Sherman Pigg, 50 years old, Delhi, farmer, died suddenly at his home yesterday. He had been ill a week, and yesterday took medicine prescribed by a physician. He died an hour later. Mrs. Pigg said he died during a convulsion. Dr. B. Lehman, who was called after the man died, told the Coroner that death probably was due to natural causes. The Coroner will investigate.--Cincinnati Enquirer
The body of the deceased was brought to this city (Louisa) Thursday morning and was taken to the residence of his brother, Frank Pigg. The funeral was held in the afternoon with services at the house, conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hulett. Interment was made in the Fulkerson Cemetery. The body was accompanied to this place by Mr. Pigg's wife and daughter. The deceased was born in this city 52 years ago and was the son of Thomas Pigg and is survived by his father, one brother, 2 sisters and 3 children. The past 10 years he had been living near Delhi, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati. He was well known here as a quiet, industrious man and an excellent carpenter. There was no inquest held over the remains. It is said that Mr. Pigg's death as caused by lockjaw, which resulted from the loss of a finger in a saw mill where he was at work. Big Sandy News, Mar 24,1917
PRESTON, Mrs. Hereford
Mrs. Hereford Preston was killed near Paintsville Wednesday evening, by a train. She was picking up coal on the side track in front of her home near the mouth of Paint Creek when some cars were run in on the siding. She did not see them and was caught. The body was considerably mangled and death came at once. She was the mother of Ben Preston, one of the telegraph operators at Paintsville station. Her husband died last summer. She was a good woman and her death brings deep sorrow to the community in which she lived. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
RICE, Mrs. Ezra
Mrs. Ezra Rice, who had been sick for some time in a sanitarium at Dayton, OH, died there on Sunday, Mar the 5th. The remains were brought to the old home place near the mouth of Two Mile for burial, which was made Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Mrs. Rice had been sick for a long time in New Richmond, OH, where they were living. Mr. Rice being employed on the dam at that place. She had been in the hospital since January. She leaves a husband and 6 children, the youngest being about a year and a half old. Mrs. Rice was the daughter of the late James Calvin Frazier, who died a few weeks ago. She was an excellent woman, being a good wife and mother. Big Sandy News, Mar 10,1916
Death visited the home of J. N. Roberts and took from them their loving daughter, Ivory on Feb 16, 1916. She was sick some few years but when the death angle said she should no longer live she sank peacefully to rest with a bright and loving smile on her face. All her suffering is over, gone to her bless reward, her better home where toil and ??? are known no more. She called her relatives all one by one to her bedside and told them to meet her in heaven. She warned her many friends ?? her sleep of death, told them to read the 12th chapter of St. Luke and also the 12th chapter of Romans. The people of the whole country visited her through her illness. At her death they mourned the loss of their friend. She is gone but not forgotten. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1916
ROBERTS, Otha (Adkins)
Mrs. Otha Roberts died Tuesday of this week at the home of her daughter in law, Mrs. Martha Roberts. She was about 80 years of age and had enjoyed excellent health until about 3 months ago. Since that time her health has been poor, but her condition did not become alarming until a few days previous to her death. Deceased was a native of Pike County. Her maiden name was Adkins. She was the widow of Sinclair Roberts, one of the best known citizens of our county 30 to 40 years ago. She had lived for many years with her son, Willis V. Roberts, who died 2 years ago. The burial took place Thursday in the graveyard where Willis is buried. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
Mrs. W. H. Seilbee, of this city, has received information of the death of her brother, Rev. Chris Thompson, which occurred in San Diego, CA on the 11th of this month. His funeral was held in the Methodist Church of that city, where he had been pastor for many years. Burial was made in Los Angeles, where his widow expect to make her home. Mr. Thompson is survived by one son, who was born of the union with his first wife, who was a daughter of Alley Artrip, deceased, a well known citizen of Wayne County, WV. Mr. Thompson was a son of the late Greenville Thompson and was born near Fort Gay about 55 years ago. He was an able and well known minister of the Methodist Church South and has been heard in that church in this city. He was an uncle of Mrs. R. L. Vinson and leaves numerous relatives in this vicinity to mourn the death of a good man and faithful minister of the gospel. Mr. Thompson had been in poor health for several years. Shortly before he died he underwent an operation in the hope of permanent relief. This would probably have been the result but the physicians said that the anesthetic caused inflammation of the lungs which resulted in pneumonia and death. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had expected to celebrate their 23rd anniversary of their wedding soon. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
VANHORN, Charlotte See
Rove Creek--The death angel visited our locality on the 14th day of March 1916 and entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dee VanHorn and claimed their dear little baby, Charlotte See. She was a year old and was a bright and sweet loving little one, loved by all who knew her, and leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers to mourn her death. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
Irvine, KY, Mar 20--Jesse Vaughan,19 years old, was shot and killed Saturday night by Town Marshall Robert Philpet, who had gone to arrest him. Vaughan was shot through the abdomen and died before receiving medical attention. It is claimed Vaughan had been drinking. Philpet claims Vaughan fired first. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1916
VINSON, Lafayette F.
On Tuesday morning at Glen Hayes in Wayne County, occurred the death of L. F. Vinson, one of the best known residents of the Big Sandy Valley and long prominent in business and political affairs in Wayne County. Mr. Vinson, who was past 80 years of age, had been in declining health for several years, though he had retained his physical and mental powers to a remarkable degree. He was a member of a pioneer family and one whose connection with the development of the Big Sandy Valley is in separably read into the history of that community. Lafayette Vinson was one of four brothers, all of whom lived to advanced years, and all of whom were prominent in the affairs of southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. The other 3 died years ago in the following order: Frank Vinson, Lazarus Vinson and Col. S. S. Vinson, whose death at his home in Kellogg, near this city, will be remembered by thousands. These four brothers were, in many ways, truly remarkable characters. Lafayette Vinson and S. S. Vinson, his nearest brother in point of age, were veterans of the Civil War, having espoused the cause of the Confederacy. They were men of intrepid courage. They came of a race and a time which knew no hardships and whose character were shaped in a measure to meet the stern necessities of their environment. The brother who died yesterday was one of the few men who remained to connect the present with the old order of things. His life extended back into the days when slavery flourished, when railways were unknown in this section of the United States and when most of the lands hereabout, even on the sites of Huntington, Ceredo and Kenova, were virgin forest.
Mr. Vinson spent the greater part of his active life in the timber business. He also maintained a farm in the neighborhood where he was born, and it was at this home of his young manhood that he died under the weight of years. A few years ago he resided temporarily on the Miller farm near Barboursville. He was widely known, and had hundreds of friends among business and professional men. He was kindly in disposition and his home was noted far and wife for the genuineness of its hospitality.
He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters, Blucher Vinson, who resides at Branchland, Mrs. Ira Smith, of the Guyan Valley, Mrs. David Wilson of Kellogg and Wellington Vinson, who lived at Glen Hayes. Among the near relatives of Mr. Vinson are Col. Z. T. Vinson, Dr. L. T. Vinson, Mrs. James A. Hughes, Mrs. Donald Clark, nephews and nieces, respectively, John F. Ratcliffe and Dr. Richard Hardwick and Sam Dock Smith--Huntington Herald Dispatch.
Mr. Vinson was well known and highly respected by his many friends in this city, where when he was i good health he was a frequent visitor. He has many friends in Louisa, being closely related to K. F. Vinson, James Vinson, R. L. Vinson, Frank M. Vinson, G. R. Vinson and Fred M. Vinson. The funeral occurred with burial at the old home place on Wednesday morning. It was a Masonic burial and was under the direction of the Vinson Lodge, Fort Gay. Those who attended from this place were George R. Vinson, H. E. Ferguson and F. M. Vinson. Big Sandy news, Mar 3, 1916
Richard Ward, aged 24, was shot and instantly killed last Thursday at Thacker by Frank Martime, a well known Italian. Ward, whose home was at Inez, had been away from Thacker for several days and had just alighted from a train when Martime walked up behind him. It is stated that after striking Ward several times with his weapon, Martime fired 2 shots. Ward was hit in the head, the bullet passing through the brain and causing instant death. Martime escaped into the mountains and Sheriff Hatfield organized a posse composed besides himself of Chief Rush Slater, of the Williamson police force, Wallace Chaffin L. W. Clark, John B. Maynard, A. A. Gaujot, Albert Hatfield, A. B. Hatfield, J. O. Young, and L. T. Hensely to hunt him down.
It is thought that Martime had taken refuge with friendly families on the Kentucky side of the river but no trace of him could be found, Later another posse composed of John B. Maynard, Hyman Crigger, L. W. Clark, Albert Hatfield, and John Stevens, of Matewan, searched for Martime on Peter Creek. It is now believed that Martime after hiding in the mountains returned to the railroad and made good his escape. It is alleged that Martime was jealous of Ward, the woman in the case being a resident of Thacker.---Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1916
WEBB, John M.
Mr. John M. Webb, aged 60 years, died Saturday at his home near Ulysses, this county, after very brief illness. At 10 o'clock in the morning while sitting in a chair in the postoffice reading a newspaper, he suffered an attack of hemorrhage of the brain and died at 10 that night with having regained consciousness. Mr. Webb was a well known citizen and prominent farmer of that part of the country. Big Sandy News, Mar 31,1916
Julian Williams, the 19 year son of Grant Williams, was found frozen to death on a raft near Betsy Layne station in Floyd County last Sunday morning. William's home was at the mouth of Card Creek in Pike County and at the time of his death he was engaged in bringing a small raft out from the forks of the river on its way to Catlettsburg. It is supposed that young Williams had made repeated efforts during the night to make a successful landing, and failing each time he finally succumbed to exposure to cold and water. As soon as the neighbors at Betsy Layne found the raft lodged on a bar near the shore with young Williams frozen body on it the authorities both at Pikeville and Prestonsburg were notified and the magistrate at Harold held the inquisition over the remains and the verdict was death by freezing. The body was then shipped to Pikeville to be prepared for funeral and interment and on Monday it was taken aboard the train for shipment to the home of the young man's parents at the mouth of Card. Big Sandy News, Mar 3,1916
George Wilson's childe, age 9 months, died at his home on Lick Creek Wednesday, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Another child is sick, but at last report was better. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1916
Herbert Anderson, 16 years old, son of Town Sergeant S. V. Anderson, of Barboursville, was killed Sunday when he fell beneath the wheels of a Guyandotte Valley passenger train. the account of the affair received here was to the effect that the lad got on the trains at the Main St. Station, thinking it would stop, or slow down, at their Central Ave. station. It did neither, and he jumped, in doing so fell beneath the wheels. His body was cut completely in two. The body was brought to the Johnston Undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. Herald-Dispatch. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1916
Dr. Morgan Baker, formerly of Fort Gay, died in Huntington last Friday morning. He was at Torchlight, where his wife's nephew, Dr. F. D. Marcum lives, on the Tuesday preceding his death. He was at that time apparently in fair health, but shortly before the morning train was due he complained of feeling very sick and told Dr. Marcum he was going home and that he, Marcum, must go with him. This Dr. Marcum did, returning the same night to Louisa. Dr. Baker's funeral occurred on Sunday last at the First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, and was numerously attended, scores of the most prominent citizens of that city being present. Miss Edith Marcum, Mr. W. D. O'Neal and Prof. C. C. Hill of Louisa, and Dr. Marcum of Torchlight, attended the burial.
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch of the first had the following concerning Dr. Baker: The death of Dr. Baker came as a surprise to all save those in the immediate family circle. Although in failing health several years, Dr. Baker had been able to continue his extensive practice until 4 days prior to his death, when complications arose which necessitated a severe operation. This ordeal his weakened constitution was unable to withstand and he died at 15 minutes past 9 o'clock yesterday morning at the Huntington General Hospital. Dr. Baker, who was a native of Virginia, began the practice of his profession at Fort Gay, Wayne County and soon succeeded in building up an extensive practice in Wayne County and in Lawrence County, KY. Twenty years ago, well grounded in experience and with his reputation as a successful physician securely established, he came to Huntington, where he was continuously engaged in practice until the time of his death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and here, as in all of his associations, he was esteemed for his earnestness and dignified deportment.
Dr. Baker was married in early life to Miss Annie Ratcliff Marcum, by whom he is survived. their children are Edgar Baker, a well known Huntington druggist, Mrs. Robert F. Adams of Huntington, Miss Virginia M. Baker, a teacher of English in the Charleston High School, and Mrs. J. B. Bray of Elmington, WV. Other surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Mary Dodby of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Lace Marcum of Huntington, a half sister, and Steward Damron, of Kenova, a half brother. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
William Ball, aged 72, a citizen of Butler district and for 50 years a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church, died at the home of James Rigg last Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He had been married twice and the following children survive him, Harvey Ball of Ceredo, Ike Ball of Wayne, Mrs. James Rigg, of Trace, and Mrs. James Cyrus of Whites Creek, children by his first wife and Henry Ball, Beverly Ball, Chapman Ball, Mrs. Fanny Smith, Mrs. Louisa Rigg, of Ceredo, Mrs. Sarah Wilson, Genoa, Willie Ball, East Lynn, Johny Ball, Coleman and Kelly Ball, Trace. The funeral was held Sunday and the sermon was preached by Rev. W. T. Ball, an uncle. Rev. Ball is in his 90th year but preached a strong sermon to a large congregation. After the sermon the remains were buried in the family cemetery. Wayne News. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
BRYANT, E. F.
While playing pool with a number of friends in the club house of the Freeburn Coal Co., at Freeburn, KY, last Friday night, E. F. Bryant was shot and fatally wounded. It is alleged that Boyd Daniels was the gun user. The shot was fired through an open window and the bullet penetrated Bryant's kidneys. The injured man was taken to the Welch hospital where he died at 10:30 Sunday night. Daniels was captured soon after the shooting and was brought to the city, later being taken to Pikeville where he was held for trial under bond of $10,000. Bryant was well known in Williamson and Mingo County. AT one time he was store manager for the Red Jacket Coal Co. and held a similar position with the Ritter Lumber Co., at Davon. AT the time of the shooting he was employed as supply clerk by the Freeburn company. Mr. Bryant's daughter, Miss Reba attended school here for several years, making her home with Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Randolph and was later in the employ of the local telephone company. Recently she was married to Mr. George Bauswine of Sprigg. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1916
BUCHANAN, Wade Earl
Wade Earl Buchanan, age 36, died Apr the 6th, of tuberculosis of the lungs at his home in Lincoln, IL. He was a son of Mr. George Buchanan, who formerly lived in this county, and whose death was noticed in the NEWS several months ago. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. H. E. Ferguson, of this city. Big Sandy News, Apr 21,1916
BURGESS, Caroline (Durney)
Death has again invaded our neighborhood, Mrs. Caroline Burgess, widow of Rev. Strother F. Burgess, who lived at Catalpa, KY was called to the great beyond, her health had been failing for some years past. She was bedfast only a short time before her death. Her death came as no surprise to her, she was standing on the water tower ready to contend the triumph over the lat enemy, her peace was made with her Master, it was well with her soul.
Her maiden name was Durney, a daughter of John Durney, one of the early pioneers of Big Sandy, a good farmer and a man of excellent reputation. He died about middle age, leaving a widow and 4 daughters, Caroline being the oldest. The widow Durney was a most excellent woman much beloved by all who knew her, at her hands her daughters received the best of training, for which they always sho3ed that appreciation, that every child should show a good mother. After the death of Rev. Burgess, Mrs. Hodge, a sister of Caroline, died leaving an only son, Harry Hodge, who was carefully brought up by Mrs. Burgess. She filled the place of mother, and trained Harry in the way he should go. Harry was always showed his gratitude toward his aunt, by staying with her and helping her to carry on the farm, and he especially showed his great kindness toward her in her sickness and burial i the death of sister Burgess. Harry lost his best friend, the church lost a faithful member, the neighborhood lost a most excellent neighbor. She will be greatly missed, the world has been benefited by her living in it. Rev. J. H. Dawson preacher her funeral at the Kavanaugh Church of which she has been a member for many years. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1916
Mr. William Cartmel, Sr., died at Torchlight Tuesday after a very short illness caused by pneumonia. He was in his usual health as late as last Friday when he was stricken with the disease which ended his life 4 days afterward. He was buried on Thursday Apr 20. He was 67 years old and is survived by his widow and 4 sons. Mr. Cartmel was a good citizen, much respected by all who knew him. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1916
Inez, KY, Apr 17, On Rockcastle Creek, in the southern parts of this county, near Delong, the 2 children of Dick Carter, 5 and 2 years old, were cremated when the Carter home burned. Mrs. Carter shut the children indoors while she was away some distance at the barn milking and when she saw smoke from the house she fainted before she could summon help. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1916
CLARK, Charles David
Friday, Mar 24,1916, as the clock tolled the hour of four, Charles David Clark, third son of David R. and Amanda D. Clark, died peacefully at the Kanawha Valley Hospital, Charleston, WV with pneumonia. He had been in bad health all winter, yet his death was quite a shock to his many friends and relatives. He served 4 years at No 1, at the first gun, under Lieutenant Ancill and General Stonewall Jackson, having received one slight wound on the little finger of the left hand for which he did not leave his post of duty. At the close of the war he engaged in farming on the James River near Scottville, VA for several years. He was married to Miss Emma M. Childress, Jan 8, 1867. To this union 12 children were born. His wife, 4 infant daughters and 2 sons preceded him to the great beyond. His sons were Harry M. Clark, of Mammoth, WV, who died Jan 17, 1908 and Edward F. Clark of Louisa, KY, who died Jan 17, 1913. He leaves to mourn his loss 2 sons, William D. of Carbondale, WV, and Charles A. of C???, CA, four daughters, Mrs. Ella Wilson, Putney, VA, Mrs. Lillie Matheny, Mammoth, WV, Mrs. Helen Kuykendall, of Charelston, WV, and Mrs. Ida Bates, New Richmond, OH. One sister, Mrs. Mollie Childress, Esmont, VA, and 10 grandchildren.
For a number of years preceding his death he was engaged in railroad construction work in West Virginia, but for several years he had made his home with his children, spending the greater part of his time with Mrs. Ella Wilson, Putney, WV. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which he remained a consistent member till he joined the church triumphant. He often said, "he had done all he could and was only waiting for the summons to come home." Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kuykendall, of Charleston, WV accompanied his remains to Virginia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. L. B??? of the Mt. Zion M. E. Church, South, of which he was a member until he came to West Virginia. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife and 5 children, in the old home graveyard, Mt. Zion, Albemarle County, VA Sunday afternoon Mar 20, 1916 among a host of friends and relatives. Capt. J. L. Pitts was one of the pall bearers. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1916
George, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Collins, whose clothes caught on fire from an open grate at his home at McVeigh last week, was brought to the home of Bud Collins in this city Sunday night and was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Van Lear Junction, Monday. Paintsville Post. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
Mrs. Delilah Dobbins, aged 67 years, died at her home near Gallup on last Friday morning and was buried the following Sunday. Death was the result of a stroke of paralysis, some time ago. She was the widow of William Dobbins and a sister of Mr. Sine Gilkerson. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
Mrs. Delila Dobbins was born Jun 28, 1848, and died Mar 31, 1916, aged 67 years 9 months and 2 days. She was converted about 40 year before her death and was a member of the M. E. Church at Gallup, KY. She was the wife of William H. Dobbins, who died about 7 years ago. She told her pastor, Bro. Hill, a few days before her death, that she was ready and waiting for the good Lord's time to take her. She leaves to mourn her loss one son and several grandchildren and a host of relatives. She was the sister of Mr. Sine Gilkerson. Her death was the result of a stroke of paralysis. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the home graveyard in the presence of a large crowd of people. Rev. Miller and Rev. Hill conducted the burial. Big Sandy News, Apr 14,1916
John Douglas, veteran of the Civil War, died at his home at Danleyton, Greenup County, Monday morning. The deceased was 82 years of age. He is survived by a family of grown children, 7 boys and 6 girls. Big Sandy News, Apr 14,1916
FERGUSON, Nancy Jane (Skaggs)
The many Louisa friends of Mr. A. P. Ferguson will deeply regret to hear of the death of his wife, which occurred lat week. The following letter gives particulars: Editor of Big Sandy News-- For the benefit of our relatives and friends in that part of the country and Louisa, wish to spread upon the columns of the Big Sandy New an account of the death of my dear wife and our beloved mother, Nancy Jane Ferguson, the wife of A. P. Ferguson. She departed this life Mar 29,1916. She was the daughter of Peter L. and Lucinda Skaggs, who were well known in and about Louisa. She was married to A. P. Ferguson Sep 6, 1866. There was born to them 4 children, Harry L. Ferguson, now of Portsmouth, OH, William T. Ferguson, now deceased, Mrs. Inez McGuire of Indianapolis, IN and Mrs. Della Warsen, of Huntington, WV. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also, 2 sisters, Martha Snead, of Redlands, CA and Laura White of Catlettsburg, KY. No doubt there are many people in Louisa yet who knew my wife. Although we moved from there 17 years ago, Louisa was a place we always loved and called our home. My wife was always a kind and affectionate wife and a kind and loving mother. She departed this life trusting in her blessed saviour. It is our loss but Heaven's gain. Good by, mother, till we meet again in that beautiful world where you told us you were going. We known you went happy with that beautiful look on that sweet face. A. P. Ferguson and children, Harry L. Ferguson, Mrs. Inez McGuire, Mrs. Della Warsen and Mrs. Veva Ferguson. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
Richard "Dick" Garten, native and one of the best known and most popular of the older citizens of the county, succumbed to a paralytic stroke at his home in Aracoma on Tuesday. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place today, Rev. J. Greene McNeely, officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery on Crooked Creek. Logan Democrat. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1916
A 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Hatfield, who live about one mile and a half back of Ashland, on Hoods Creek, was so badly burned Sunday morning when his clothing caught fire from an open grate, that he died Monday morning. The mother was out milking and the father was enroute to his work at the furnace when the child's clothing caught fire. Another son and daughter put out the flames, but not before the little boy's body was almost burned to a crisp, and its throat was burned deeply by flames it swallowed. the other children were badly burned about the hands and arms. Big Sandy News, Apr 28,1916
Death visited the home of Cleveland Hays on Apr 9th and took from him his darling wife, Belle. The death angel took dear Belle to her dear home on high. Her body was laid to rest in the Mary Chapel graveyard on Georges Creek. She died with that dreadful disease consumption. Her funeral was attended to by Bro. Lamertas and Bro. Green, A. Pack. The lodge of Red Men showed their respect to their brother's wife. She was a loving sister. She leaves a husband, father, mother, sister, 3 brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1916
Mrs. Leah Holbrook, wife of Mr. Herman Holbrook, died at her home near Sand Hill, KY, Friday morning Mar 31, 1916 after a lingering illness of the white plague, consumption. Mrs. Holbrook was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bentley of near Ratcliff, KY. She was about 25 years of age. she is survived by a husband and little son, 3 years old, a father, 2 sisters, and 6 brothers. About 8 years ago she professed faith in Christ and united with the Sandy Valley Baptist Church. She was a beautiful Christian character, a devoted wife and mother, a true loving daughter and sister. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. James Church, the pastor of her church, and her remains were laid to rest in the old family graveyard at Bellstrace to await the resurrection morning. Big Sandy News, Apr 14,1916
Ulysses--Aunt Lizzie Lowe as she was usually called died last Friday or Saturday and was buried at the Hannah Chapel graveyard last Sunday beside her husband, the late John Lowe, who died a few years ago. Aunt Lizzie was bout 75 years old. She has neither brothers nor sisters living, but is survived by one stepson, Win Lowe of Lowmansville Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1916
Thompson Miller was born Apr 19, 1892 and departed this life Mar 14, 1916, aged 23 years 10 months and 20 days. A fe3w days before his death he told his brother Lindsey, and others that he was ready and wanted to go and the sooner the better it would be with him. He was the son of H. A. and Martha Miller. Tom was raised an orphan, his father and mother having died when he was quite young. He leaves to mourn his loss one brother and 4 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. He lived with his brother, Lindsey, who gave him the best of care. His remains were laid to rest in the John Hays graveyard, just back of the Mary Baptist Church on the right fork of Georges Creek, in the presence of a large crowd of friends. Rev. A.H. Miller and Rev. Isaac Griffith conducted the funeral. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1916
Salyersville--Mrs. Louise Patrick, wife of Marion Patrick, of Gun Creek, died at her home Thursday evening, Mar 23rd. She leaves 11 children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Mr. Patrick, her husband, passed away about 15 months ago. Both were interred in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
The remains of Mrs. Hannah Riffe, aged 75 years, who died Friday at her home in Ashland were taken to her old home on Bolts Fork, where they were buried Sunday. Big Sandy News, Apr 14,1916
ROBERTS, J. H.
West Liberty, WV, Apr 3--J. H. Roberts, a harness maker of this place, was shot and fatally wounded last night by Coon Rose, a team driver. the trouble arose over some remark it is alleged Roberts had made about some of Rose's family. Rose was arrested and lodged in jail. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1916
Orpha Roberts, widow of the late SinClair Roberts, was born in Pike County, KY, Jan 2, 18??m departed this life Mar 28, 1916 at the age of ?? years, 2 months, and 26 days. She joined the Christian Church, Jun 20, 1878 and was baptized by Rev. E. K. ??? She was the mother of 8 children, ? boys and ? girls, viz. Lizzie, A???, Mar???, and Tillie, Willis, John, Charley and Perry. Willis was her oldest son and preceded her to the ??? ??? 3 years 2 months and 7 days after her husband died. She made her home with Willis and after he died she remained with his widow, Mrs. Martha Roberts of Cadmus, KY, who was good and kind to her same as if she had been her own mother---NOTE: there is a little more but it is very faint and hard to make out. Big Sandy News Apr 21, 1916
Mrs. Ella Slone, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, the 5th, of tuberculosis. Death came as a relief after an illness of many months. Mrs. Slone was the widow of the late John Slone, who was killed while in the U. S. Service in a moonshine raid on Elkhorn Creek. She is survived by 4 children, Mrs. George Vasce, of Prestonsburg, Miss Renna Slone, nurse in the King's Daughters' Hospital at Ashland, and 2 younger children at home. Funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Christian Church by the Rev. George F. Tinsley. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1916
SPRADLIN, James Hogan
James Hogan Spradlin, a prominent man of Prestonsburg, died Monday morning, Apr 10th, with the dreadful disease tuberculosis. Mr. Spradlin was born Dec 28, 1878, making him nearly 38 years old. He was elected Circuit Court Clerk in 1910 without opposition, was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, was a close political friend of ex-senator Camden and Senator J. C. W. Beckham. Expression of sympathy from these men, together with other prominent democrats thruout the state were sent to the bereaved wife and children. Mr. Spradlin was a member of the Masonic order here, the chapter of Paintsville and the Knights Templers and Shriners at Ashland. Funeral services were held Monday by Rev. J. W. Jackson of the M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. Pope of the Baptist Church. The body was accompanied to Bowling Green for burial by Rev. Jackson and Jo Harkins, representing Zebulon Lodge. They were joined by Masons at Ashland. Mr. Spradlin was recently converted in a series of meetings held here by Rev. Byrd of Wilmore, KY. He leaves a wife who was Miss Zula Ann Davenport and 4 children, 3 girls and one boy. Big Sandy News, Apr 14,1916
William Thompson, at one time a prominent and well to do citizen of this county died in the County Infirmary Tuesday morning. He was 80 years old. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1916
Miss Maude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Amyx, of near DeHart, aged about 28, was so badly burned Tuesday morning that she died in the afternoon. She was working at an incubator when the lamp exploded and the flaming kerosene covered her clothing and before the flames could be extinguished she was fatally burned. A brother and sister who went to her assistance were severely burned about the hands and arms, but were unable to extinguish the flames in time to save the unfortunate girl. Miss Maude was lovable and popular young lady and the news of her tragic death will be a terrible shock to her friends. Licking Valley Courier. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
Two children were burned to death Tuesday morning at the home of Ellis Blackburn on Coburn fork of Pond Creek. One a babe of only a few months and the other, about 2 years of age, was the child of Mr. and Mrs. Varney. The Varney child had been brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn because of the prevalence of smallpox in the neighborhood where the Varney's lived. Both children, it is stated, were died in chairs to prevent them falling out. Mrs. Blackburn was at work in the room stripping down some wall paper preparatory to painting. Later on Mrs. Blackburn left the house for the coal bank located some distance away and while she was gone strands of paper hanging from the walls caught fire. Two older children in the house managed to escape but could not rescue the babes. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
Whitesburg, KY, May 3--The examining trial of James Thompson, 22 years old, of Middlesboro, held for killing Miss Lula Blanton, his sweetheart, while she was riding in his automobile near Fleming last Saturday night, was held today before County Judge, Henry T. Day. Thompson was bound over to the grand jury without bond. The evidence showed that young Thompson made diverse threats the night before the murder to kill his sweetheart before daylight. Feeling is still high in the Fleming-Neon sections of the coal fields. Thompson is said to be a member of a good Middlesboro family, while the Blanton girl came to the coal fields from Salyersville, a few months ago She also is said to be of a good family. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
CASEBOLT, A. J.
Just after the Democratic Convention, Saturday, A. J. Casebolt, a resident of Shelby Creek, Pike County, suddenly died. He was in the law office of Staton & Pinson when without any warning death came. Mr. Casebolt was about 70 years of age, a minister in the Christian Church, and a lifelong Democrat. He was an estimable and highly respected man and his loss will be keenly felt by the entire community. He is survived by a widow and a large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1916
A letter to the Big Sandy News from a mine foreman at Accoville, WV, tells of the murder of Ross Childers at that place. He is said to be a native of Lawrence County. A number of letters were found on his body and also a day book bearing the name of S. G. Preston. The letters states that Childers was shot while in company with a woman known as Eliza Bartram, from Catlettsburg. He was working 4 miles from Accoville and was starting back to this place. The woman begged him to wait for her and she would go back with him. A shot was fired, the woman screamed, and Childers fell over a high dump. Death was instantaneous. The woman was arrested and is in jail charged with the crime. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1916
Miss Mollie Clay, whose critical illness has been noted in the NEWS for several weeks, died Tuesday morning at the home of her father, Mr. C. W. Clay. Her last illness had been lingering and painful in the extreme and death must have been to her a welcome visitor. When the final moment came she was surrounded by a father, mother and 2 brothers, Allen and Fred Clay. the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. David Leslie, of Ashland. He was a preacher of the M. E. Church, South, of which the deceased had been a faithful member for 22 years. A very large number of friends of the dead woman were present. The solemn exercises were opened by the singing of "Nearer My God to Thee" after which a prayer was offered by Rev. R. H. Cassady. Then song " I Will Meet You in The Morning" prayer by Bro. Curnutte, son by the choir and then the body, in charge of the pallbearers, 6 of Mollie's girl friends, Pluma Collinsworth, Myrtie Queen, Nellie Lambert, Pearl Fugate, Bessie Collinsworth, and Fanny Austin were taken to the family cemetery over looking her home to wait until the judgment day when her body will accompany her spirit to the heavenly home beyond.
Mollie was born Dec 25, 1874, died May 9, 1916. She had been afflicted with paralysis since Dec 20, 1915, but she has gone to where there is no paralysis and pains. She called her father and mother to her bed and told them she was not uneasy, but believed they would meet her in heaven. She said that she would soon be home and all she wanted to stay here for was on account of her 2 brothers. She asked Fred to meet her in heaven and ask her mother to tell Allen she wanted him to meet her in heave. She said she wanted to see Allen and talk to him, but he was in bed with the measles and could not see her until she was so near home she didn't recognize him. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
Clint Dempsey, who formerly lived at Muddy Branch, and who was well known here, met sudden death at Memphis, TN, on last Monday. Mr. Dempsey was in the employ of the American Bridge Company, and while at work in the construction of a bridge, in some way got knocked off, falling more than 100 feet receiving injuries from which he died instantly.--Paintsville Post.. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
On last Friday Paris Fitzpatrick was instantly killed by a train at Jenkins. He was from East Point and had been working for the Elkhorn & Shelby Creek Coal Co. at Penny for some months. About 2 weeks ago he went to Jenkins and from that time on until his death he had been drinking. He went to sleep on the track and was struck by a coal train, his body being terribly mangles. Edford Walters of Paintsville and James McGuire of Ashland, 2 of Fitzpatrick's brothers in law, went to Jenkins Monday and on yesterday took the body to East Point for interment. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
GARRELL, Rosanah (Harman)
She was born in Pike County, KY Dec 29, 1828, departed this life May 3, 1916, aged 87 years 4 months and 4 days. She was the daughter of grandfather Adam Harman, who was born Mar 13, 1799, the first white child born in the Big Sandy Valley. Aunt Rosanah moved from Pike County to Lawrence County the fall of 1860 with her family and has lived in this county 56 long years. She has fallen asleep, the day time of her life has passed and within her kind eyes there can never be the trembling luster of another dawn. Her noble spirit has winged its way into the mystic regions of the great beyond and we have left with us the memory of her tender soul. Her life was honest and noble which filled the hearts of her many friends with sunshine. She sought to share the burdens of the weak and always offered a kind and helping hand to the weary and distressed. Her acts were rich in generous deeds and have left in the hearts of those she loved and helped a legacy of thanks. She was the mother of 4 children, 3 living and one dead and for the consolation of the children, kind neighbors, and friends of Aunt Rosanah. Her sickness was of long duration and her suffering great but she bore it without a murmur. Big Sandy News, May 19,1916
Tuscola--The pale horse and his rider entered the home of Henry Hicks of Hicksville last week and took him to the great beyond. He was one of the best citizens of our county and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
HOLBROOK, Mrs. Herman
It has pleased the Almighty in His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst to the celestial province our esteemed friend and relative, Mrs. Herman Holbrook She was born Feb 1, 1891, died Mar 31, 1916, of the dreadful and fatal disease tuberculosis. She leaved a character untarnished and a reputation beyond reproach. We has sustained the loss of a woman whose kindness was a pleasure to enjoy. She leaves a husband and a little son and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1915
Mrs. Jarrell, a very aged woman, died at Zelda Wednesday She was the mother in law of William O'Daniel and lived near his home. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
JORDAN, Permelia (Foster)
Portsmouth, OH, May 3--Lying in a pool of her own blood that flowed from a gaping wound in the side of her head, which had been beaten almost to a pulp, with portions of her brains scattered about the room, Mrs. Permelia Jordan, aged 35 years, was found dead on the floor of her home in Morris Lane, at "Flat Woods", 2 and one half miles east of Lucasville Tuesday morning, the victim, it is supposed of an atrocious murder. Neighbors made this ghastly discovery when they rushed to the farm house in response to an alarm given by Jim, a 13 year old son of the household. While the neighbors stood about the room, still appalled by the gruesome sight before them, the blood bespattered walls, giving evidence of a terrible struggle, the woman's husband, Roy Jordan, came upon the scene. He had been out in the field, milking cows, and professed ignorance as to how his wife had come to her death.
George, aged 7 years, and Fred, aged 3, the youngest children of the family, were playing about the house, pathetically unconscious of the tragedy that had just been enacted almost before their very eyes. The scene of the tragedy is a newly completed 5 room, story and one half frame house that rests on the bank just off the Morris Lane Road. To reach it from Lucasville one must go up the first road that turns off to the left, for a mile up the lane past the Flat Woods Church. the Jordan farm consists of 80 acres of land, owned by Mr. Jordan, who, with his family came to that locality 4 years ago from Lawrence Co., KY. His wife's maiden name was Foster.
Jordan has a good reputation in the neighborhood and was regarded as above the average small farmer in the manner in which he looked after his financial affairs and interests generally. The two older boys attend the Flat Woods school and since school closed its tern some days ago had been helping their father about the home place. The first man on the scene was a near neighbor, William Skaggs, who had been asked to come to the home of Mr. Jordan. Skaggs found Mrs. Jordan lying across a bed in a room adjoining the kitchen of the home. He could see that se was dead although he did not go close to the body. He later went to the Otto Fields home, and Mrs. Fields notified Undertakers Hartman & Sons. She had previously been informed of the death by the woman's young son, Jim, who came to the house and said that his father wanted her to come to the house, as Mrs. Jordan was dead.
Mrs. Fields was feeling ill and could not go. Her husband was not at home at the time, but even after learning what had happened, did not venture near the Jordan home. When asked why, he said he did not wish to get mixed up in the affair. Roy Jordan formerly lived at Tuscola, this county, where he kept a store. He is a son of Wash Jordan, and his wife was a daughter of James Foster, who lived on the Raven Fork of Morgans Creek. the family left this county about 3 years ago. A report reached Louisa that the husband is charged with the murder and has been arrested. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
KITCHEN, Mrs. Arthur
Mrs. Arthur Kitchen died at her home at Dennis, this county a few days ago She was the stepmother of Assessor Wert Kitchen. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
Mr. Hiram Lafferty, aged 65 years died of dropsy last Thursday at his home in East Prestonsburg. Mr. Lafferty was deputy sheriff for many years and was well and favorably known in Floyd County. He had been in bad health for quite awhile, was recently taken to Mountain View hospital, but too late to get results. Funeral services were held by Rev. Jackson, assisted by Rev. Pope, after which the I.O.O.F. paid the last rites. He is survived by a wife and 6 children. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
Manford McCloud was killed in the mines at Whitehouse last Saturday morning. A fall of slate crushed out his life. The body was uncovered as soon as possible and was taken to Paintsville Saturday evening. Burial took place in the Turner burial grounds. He was a native of Johnson County and has many relatives there. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1916
MCHENRY, Cecelia (Bussey)
Mrs. Cecelia McHenry, whose critical illness, was noted in the NEWS last week, died Friday morning at her home on Madison St. Her last illness had been lingering and painful in the extreme and death must have been to her a welcome visitor. When the final moment came she was surrounded by many of her own blood, some of whom had come from another state. In the afternoon the body was taken to the residence of her son in law, Mr. M. S. Burns, from which place it was buried Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. E. McEldowney, pastor of the M. E. Church South, of which the deceased had been a faithful member. A very large number of friends of the dead woman were present and testified by so doing to the respect in which they held their dead friend. The body was born to Pine Hill Cemetery and laid to rest by the side of her husband.
Cecilia McHenry, widow of Fleming McHenry, and daughter of the late Henry and Christian Bussey, was born in Barboursville, WV May 18, 1839. At an early age she and her honored parents moved to this city where she resided until her death. For some time past she had been an invalid, partially crippled by disease, and took no active part in the concerns of life. Some days ago the inroads of a chronic disease compelled her to take her bed where she remained until death closed the scene. Burdened with the weight of years and a complication of physical infirmities, it was very fortunate for her that she received the u?? care and all possible physical comfort from her daughters, Mrs. M. S. Bur?? and Mrs. James H. Reynolds of this city. About 6 years ago, Mrs. McHenry was converted during the preaching Evangelist Holcomb in this city professed her faith in her Redeemer. She was a member of the M. E. Church, South, and in her pretentious and undemonstrative ??? lived consistently with the faith she professed. The venerable Mrs. Lyde Hutchison of this city, is a sister of the deceased. Her brothers are Dr. J. C. Bussey, and Sam Bussey, of Louisa, F. R. Bussey of Busseyville and Thomas Bussey of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1916
O"BRIEN, Eliza (Vanhorn)
Mrs. Eliza O'Brien died at noon Thursday of this week at her home in Louisa, after an illness extending over several months. Her death was not unexpected, as the case was considered critical. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 10:30 at the residence. Deceased was the widow of Judge James H. O'Brien, who died Sep 7, 1914. Four daughters and one son survive. All were present when the mother died. Mrs. O'Brien was about 65 years old. Her maiden name was Vanhorn. Big Sandy News, May 19,1916
The funeral services of Mrs. Eliza Vanhorn O'Brien, who died Thursday of last week at her home on Powhattan St., were held Saturday morning from the residence. Members from the choirs of both Methodist Churches were present. After prayer and scripture reading by the Rev. N. H. Young, the Rev. L. E. McEldowney paid a deserved and beautiful tribute to the deceased and conducted an appropriate service. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. O'Brien was a most excellent woman. Her life was spent in serving her family and in doing what she could for neighbors and friends, especially those in distress. She was born in 1850 (or could be 1856) and in 1877 she was married to Judge James H. O'Brien, who died less than 2 years ago. All of her married life was spent in Louisa. She was a devout member of the M. E. Church South. Six children came to bless this home and all grew to maturity. Of these Mrs. Janet Weeks is the only one who preceded her parents to the Great Beyond. The surviving children are Mrs. Margaret Bird, Mrs. Bert Shannon, Mrs. F. K. Green, Miss Hannah and John O'Brien. Two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Lockwood of Lockwood and Mrs. Sam Wheeler of Paintsville were present at the funeral. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs. O'Brien were the following: Mrs. Sam Wheeler and Dan Wheeler, Paintsville, Mrs. Lucy Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Grace Damron, Miss Bird Finney, Miss Finney, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Moore, of Lockwood, Ben Vanhorn, Ira Vanhorn, Hence Vanhorn and Sol Vanhorn of Adeline, Fred G. Gallup and Mrs. J. H. McConnell, Catlettsburg, Mrs. A. J. Crowell, Detroit, MI, George Vanhorn, T. C. Songer and H. C. Sullivan of Ashland, Fred G. Moore of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Robert Poole of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, May 26,1916
T be crushed to death underneath a piano which toppled off a moving van, was the fate Wednesday afternoon at Ceredo of little Maxine Perdue, age 3 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Perdue. Mr. Perdue is a well known engineer on the Norfolk & Western railroad. He was preparing to move from Ceredo to Portsmouth, OH. Workman were loading the piano into the wagon when somehow the heavy case slipped and before the child was noticed or jerked to safety, fell to the ground, pinning the infant underneath. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
The body of P. Preston, of Kermit, was found in Tug River a short distance below that village last Friday morning. He had been missing from his home since early in the month. The condition of the body was such that foul play was suspected. An inquest was held and it is stated that evidences that blows had been administered were found. It is stated that Preston's head was badly crushed and it is suspected that he was murdered and his body thrown into the river Preston had been a resident of Kermit for a number of years, being an employee at one time of the United Fuel Gas Co., About the time of his disappearance he is said to have been drinking. Preston is survived by a wife and several children. Mingo Republican. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
Jesse Price's daughter, aged 3 years, was killed by train No. 36 Friday morning, May 5, near Offutt Station. The child evidently was playing on the track, and was on a curve and neither the engineer nor fireman saw her in time to stop. She was knocked off the track and her neck broken. She was picked up by Supervisor G. W. Martin, of this city and carried to her home near where the accident occurred. This was the second time Mr. Martin has had to carry a dead child to its mother. The other child had been accidentally shot and was instantly killed. Big Sandy News, May 12,1916
RICE, William Alfred
William Alfred Rice was born on Cattsfork of Blaine in Lawrence County, KY, Dec 27, 1890, and departed this life Apr 27, 1916, at the age of 25 years and 4 months. He was converted Apr 12, 1916. He was received into the church and baptized on the 22nd day of same month. His funeral was preached by Rev. R. H. Cassady. The funeral sermon was grand, followed by a beautiful talk from James Ellis, who was present at his conversion and his Sunday school superintendent and a man after God's own heart. After the funeral the casket was lowered into this earth containing the lifeless remains never again to be seen until the resurrection morning. He has gone out on the long journey across the silver sea whose placid waves have never borne the image of a returning soul. We offer to the bereaved mother and 2 sisters and all mourning friends over whom sorrow has hung her sable mantle our heartfelt condolences. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
ROSS, W. P.
W. P. Ross, aged about 38, a train dispatcher for the Chesapeake & Ohio residence, Huntington, died Wednesday night in the railroad hospital. Death was due to hemorrhages produced by a gastric ulcer. His last illness was brief. Though not a robust man, he did not consider himself ill and went about his work regularly. He first developed acute symptoms of illness at 8 o'clock Monday night. He worked on the early shift, starting at midnight, but at 10 o'clock his wife advised the dispatcher's office that he would be unable to report. Later in the night he became much worse and was hurried to the hospital. Every possible expedient was used to arrest his fast ebbing vitality but to no avail. The dead man leaves his wife and 5 young children. He had been in the employ of the Chesapeake & Ohio as agent and operator and finally as dispatcher for 18 years. He was stationed for a long time at Preston, KY. When he first became a dispatcher 3 years ago he worked at Ashland, but was stationed in Huntington for his last 2 years. Arrangements are being made for the conveyance of the remains to Fort Gay, where interment will take place. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Owingsville, KY and in accordance with his dying request, the Mason will take charge of his funeral. Herald Dispatch
Mr. Ross married a Miss Fuller, closely related to the Fraziers of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 26,1916
SPRADLIN, James H.
The following is from a Bowling Green, KY paper:
James H. Spradlin died at his home at Prestonsburg, Floyd County, KY Apr 10,1916. At the time of his death he was 37 years of age. Mr. Spradlin was a son in law of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Davenport, and at his request his body was brought to Bowling Green for burial. The body arrived at Bowling Green at midnight, Apr 11, accompanied by Mrs. Spradlin and their 4 children, Mr. and Mrs. Davenport, and representatives of the various lodges of which he was a member. The funeral was held at the Davenport residence on the Barren River Pike, and the services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Jackson, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, at Prestonsburg, KY, assisted by Dr. Young, pastor of the Methodist Church here. The interment was in Fairview Cemetery and was conducted by the Masonic fraternity.
Mr. Spradlin was prominent in political and business life in Eastern Kentucky. For 17 years he was deputy clerk and clerk of the Floyd Circuit Court an was uniformly regarded as being highly efficient and competent. At the time of his death he was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee for the Tenth Congressional District. He stood high in the councils of his party, and great weight was given by the management of the various campaigns to his recommendations and advice Mr. Spradlin was a member of the Zebulon Lodge No 273 F & AM, Prestonsburg, KY, Paintsville Chapter No. 131, R. A. M., Ashland Commandery No 28, Ashland, KY, and El Hasa Temple A. A. O.N. M.S., Ashland, KY and Adah Chapter No. 24, Order of Easter Star, Prestonsburg, KY. The body was accompanied to Bowling Green by Joseph D. Harkins, Master of Zebulon Lodge, Fred Atkinson, of Paintsville Chapter, and a brother in law of the late J. C. C. Mayo, George P. Ginn, representing both the Commandery and the Shrine, and Mrs. tom Dingus, representing the Order of Eastern Star.
At the request of Zebulon Lodge the Masonic services were under the auspices of the lodge here, and were conducted by Joseph D. Harkins, Master of the lodge of which Mr. Spradlin was a member. This being especially at the request of Mr. Spradlin's family. During the services Mr. Harkins paid a high personal tribute to the splendid qualities of Mr. Spradlin as a man, as a husband, father, citizen and Mason. As was said by one of the most prominent men of the state to the writer in Louisville, while en route here, "Jim Spradlin was a prince among men." He was well known throughout the entire state and was liked by all who knew him. His death is a great loss to the entire state, and particularly to Eastern Kentucky, where he was best known and where his influence was greatest. Mr. Spradlin was survived by his wife, Mrs. Zula D. Spradlin, to whom he was married in September 1905, and by the four children born to them, Ora Calista, Mary, Zula D. and James Charles. There were 8 students from Floyd County in attendance upon the schools here, each and everyone of whom were present to meet the body on its arrival here, and also at the funeral, attesting the high regard in which Mr. Spradlin was held by his home people and by those who knew him best. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
TURNER, Jo Ad
Just after the performances at Sun Brothers' show Wednesday afternoon in West Prestonsburg, Lee Smith, a special policeman shot and instantly killed Jo Ad Turner, aged 30. Dave McGuire, a half brother to Turner, was drinking and Smith gave him several blows with his pistol over the head, it is said, when Turner walked up and asked him to stop. Smith is alleged to have turned on Turner, shooting him thru the heart. He was arrested and placed in jail. There is much excitement over the affair. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1916
VANHOOSE, Mrs. Noah
Mrs. Noah Vanhoose, wife of ex-jailer and present trustee of the jury fund for Johnson County, died at her home in East Paintsville, Thursday night and was laid to rest in the family cemetery on Jennie's Creek Saturday. Mrs. Vanhoose has been suffering for some time from a complication of diseases and was finally stricken with typhoid fever which she was not strong enough to overcome. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and 3 small children and a host of relatives and friends. Paintsville Post. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1916
WATSON, Lewis P.
Lewis P. Watson died in Arizona last Saturday and his body has been shipped to this county for burial at the old home place near Tuscola. He went to Arizona several months ago with the hope of successfully combating tuberculosis, which had already secured a deep hold upon his lungs. The telegram received Sunday announcing his death was not a surprise to his waiting and sorrowful relatives. Mr. Watson was an exemplary young man, well educated and with bright prospects for a useful and successful career. The fatal disease thwarted all his hopes and ambitions, and for more than a year he was not able to do anything. He was unmarried. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1916
Tuscola--Lewis P. Watson was born Jan 20, 1882 and departed this life May 7, 1916. He was born and raised here and knew something of farm life. He attended the district school for some years after which he attended the so called Normal schools of the county and prepared to teach. He was full of ambition and believed in reaching the tip and after teaching a few years he entered school at Bowling Green where he graduated with the degree of B. S. He then entered the State University at Lexington, KY where he specialized in certain work. He taught then in the graded schools of Kentucky and LA for a number of years then again entered the State University where he graduated in law with the degree of LLB. He located at Ashland, KY, where he practiced his chosen profession till his health began to fell him. He was advised to go to Arizona and he went in October 1914. For awhile it seemed that he would regain his health but the great white plague had to deep a hold on him and on the 7th of May 1916 he fell asleep as peacefully as the autumn leaf falls to the ground. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church since 1909 and died in the triumph of a living faith. His body was brought back to his old home for burial and now rests beside his father to await the resurrection morn. His brothers. A. L. of Tyro, Miss., Valentine of McRoberts, KY, James of Hitchins, KY, A. M. of Jattie, KY and his sisters, Mrs. C. F. Smith, Mrs. J. F. Thompson and Mrs. James Prichard and his aged mother whom he tenderly and deeply loved were present at the funeral and burial. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dock Woods, of Ashland, and Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa. Among those from a distance who might be mentioned were Miss Jessie Henthrone, the girl to whom he was engaged and her brother Hon. John Woods of Ashland, Rev. Hewlett and wife, Milt Picklesimer and wife and Everett Thompson and wife of Louisa, L O. Thompson of Lexington, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Thompson, Miss Belvie Green and Wat Woods of Webbville, Miss Pearl Walters of Blaine, W. S. Queen, J. M. Cooksey, Curtis Queen, of Glenwood. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1916
WHEELER, Frances Pauline (Brown)
Mrs. Frances Pauline Wheeler, daughter of James J. and Martha A. Brown, was born at Gallup, Lawrence Co., KY, Nov 6, 1867. She was married to Ulysses Sherman Wheeler, of Blaine, Jul 6, 1891. Died in her home at Dobbins, Elliott Co., KY, Apr 24, 1916, age 48 years, 5 months and 18 days. To this union 4 children were born, 2 of whom preceded her in the glory world, 2 remain with their father, Miss Myrtle, 22 years old, an accomplished school teacher of Elliott County, and James a bright boy of 10 years, to mourn the loss of a mother's love, but who can look up with their father and say blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, for they shall rest from their labors. Some time in early childhood she was converted under the preaching of Rev. Cyrus Riffle, at the old Peck's Chapel Church near Gallup and united with the Methodist Church. In this faith she lived and died. The funeral services were conducted by H. C. Bitner and assisted by Calvin Johnson of the Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1916
Portsmouth, OH, June 9--Dismounting from the wheel which he was riding to his home on the Scioto Trail, 5 miles north of the city, Russell Bayless, aged 15, early last evening when he met Ralph Lockhart, a neighbor boy, insisted that Lockhart, who was younger then he, ride the wheel and he started to walk home. At 5 o'clock this morning the headless and badly mutilated body of Bayless was found alongside the N & W tracks just north of the Five Mile Church on the Scioto Trail by William Hall, a section man employed by the N & W. Nearby was found the right foot of the victim, which had been cut off and contests of his dinner bucket were strewn along the tracks near the scene of the regrettable fatality. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
BERRY, Mrs. R. T.
Mrs. R. T. Berry died Monday at her home at Blaine, this county, following a stroke of paralysis sustained a few days previous. The burial took place Tuesday afternoon. Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of Louisa, preached the funeral. Mrs. Berry was 64 years old and apparently was in the best of health when stricken. She was in the yard t home, superintending some work. Suddenly she was stricken and sank to the ground. Her son, E. C. Berry, was nearby and he and others went to her assistance. She was unable to carry on a conversation and never recovered her speech. Mrs. Berry was a daughter of William Edwards. She had been a member of the M. E. Church South for 35 years and was an excellent woman. Her life was spent at home, laboring for the happiness and comfort of her husband and children. She was noted for her industry. Two sons and a daughter, with the husband, survive. They are E. C. and Charles Berry, of Blaine, and Mrs. William Fulkerson of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Jun 16,1916
BURNS, Amanda (Bradley)
Mrs. Amanda Bradley Burns, widow of Lafayette Burns, died Sunday, May 28, 1916. She had been in very feeble health for some years past and was a great sufferer through last winter and this spring. Aunt Amanda, as she was called, was well known here, being a daughter of Stephen Bradley, Sr., one of Lawrence County's old time good citizens. She was a good woman. She was buried on Tuesday amidst the flowers of Decoration Day in Grassland Cemetery beside her husband who was my playmate brother in the happy days of our childhood and youth. R. T. Burns. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
At Ashland a "twister" wind which visited the yards of the Red Brick Company Monday afternoon during the heavy rain, blew part of the top of a kiln onto Joe Christian, German Walters, and Charles Filmore, who were at work in the kiln loading a wagon. Christian suffered a fractured skill and Walters and Filmore were bruised about the body, but not seriously, so it is thought. Doctors were called and all 3 men were hurried to the hospital where later Mr. Christian died shortly after 3 o'clock. Several other men had gone into the kiln to escape the rain, but were not hurt. the roof of another kiln was blown off, but no one was hurt by it. Big Sandy News, Jun 9,1916
Richardson--Beverly Dale, who lived near here, died Sunday night. He had been in good health up until one hour before his death. Heart failure was the cause. He was a son of A. J. Dale and leaves a wife and 9 children to mourn his loss. He was laid to rest on Tuesday in the Meade graveyard on Nat's Creek. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1916
DANIEL, Renny V.
Last Sunday the body of Renny V. Daniel, of Paintsville was brought to Louisa for a coroner's inquest. The man was found on the railroad track at Richardson early that morning. The body was badly mangles. One leg was cut off and the head badly crushed. The burial took place at Whitehouse, his former home. He was a son of ??? Daniel and he leaves a wife and 2 children. He had been to Catlettsburg and boarded a freight train Saturday night for Paintsville. He was said to be drinking when he left there. His brother stated that he got on the train, but no money was found on the body. He was 28 years old and formerly conducted a restaurant at Paintsville. Recently he had been employed at the Solvay plant in Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1916
Price Davis, the obliging colored porter on the parlor car of Big Sandy trains, died at Ashland Tuesday evening of acute Bright's disease. He quit work only a week before his death. The traveling public will miss this police employee of the railroad. Big Sandy news, Jun 16, 1916
Harry Dingman, 35, died Tuesday of last week, on an operating table at Ashland while physicians were engaged in grafting a piece of his shin bone into his arm shattered by a bullet. Norman Bayes is in the state penitentiary on a charge of wounding Dingman. Dingman was the victim of a conspiracy to kill him for $15,000 insurance. M.F. Borders accused of taking part in the conspiracy is serving a term. It is said 4 attempts had been made to kill Dingman. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1916
Pike County--On last Friday morning Mr. Thomps Farley, of Steele, Fed's Creek, this county, was instantly killed while cutting the shade from around his corn field. He was cutting a tree when a large limb fell from same striking him on the head, thus bursting his skull and breaking his neck. His wife and children saw the limb strike him and when the got to him he was dead. He was a respected citizen of Pike County and his loss will be felt very keenly in that neighborhood. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
Mr. Sterling, KY--May 28--Teddy Fitzpatrick 7 years old, died this morning of septic poisoning. The disease baffled physicians and specialists. He was the son of Taylor Fitzpatrick. About 10 days ago he went to school as well as usual. He had been in school but several hours, however, when his teacher noticed a swelling in his throat, and thinking he had mumps, sent "Teddy" home. The lad suffered terribly with violent chills and shook his little body every hour or so. He was taken to a hospital and specialist called, but the disease baffled all. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
Mr. Mal. Flanery, one of Prestonsburg's well known citizens, died Saturday morning. the funeral took place from his late residence Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. W. Jackson of the Methodist Episcopal Church South conducted the funeral. The interment was in the burying ground on Middle Creek. Mr. Flanery is survived by his wife and 2 sons. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1916
FRENCH, Chapman J.
Dr. Chapman J. French, a physician of Huntington, died suddenly Wednesday night from apoplexy at the Harris Hotel in Kenova. According to the statement of Dr. Wright, of Kenova, the Huntington physician was paying a social call to some of his friends in Kenova, being in seeming good health, when he had a fainting spell on the street. Shortly after that he breathed his last in the hotel. Dr. French had been a resident of Huntington for about 2 years, removing there from Crum, where he had established a wide practice. Since his residence in Huntington, Dr. French had assumed a place of prominence in his chosen profession. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Eula L. French, and 2 sons, aged 2 and 6 years, respectively. The deceased physician was about 40 years old. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
Mrs. Mary Garland, one of the oldest women of our town, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hensley on Lock Ave. from a paralytic stroke sustained less than a week before. She had lived in Louisa for the past 20 years, and by her kind disposition had made many friends. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church, the impressive services being conducted by the pastor the Rev. W. A. Gaugh, assisted by Rev. S. F. Reynolds, and the burial occurred in Fulkerson Cemetery. The following was read by the pastor at the funeral:
Mrs. Mary Garland, the subject of this notice, was born Dec 11, 1838 and departed this life Jun 24, 1916. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist Church at the age of 17. Some 20 years ago she moved her membership to the Louisa Baptist Church of which she was a faithful and consecrated member until her Lord called her to come up higher. She was married to Isaac Garland in the year 1853 and to this union 6 children were born, 3 boys and 3 girls. She leaves 3 sons and one daughter, to mourn her loss. They are R. R. Garland, J. L. Garland, W. M. Garland and Mrs. C. E. Hensley.
Her funeral was preached by her pastor, Rev. W. A. Gaugh, in the Baptist Church in the presence of a host of mourning friends, after which her body was laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery to await the resurrection call of the son of God. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1916
Webbville--The infant daughter of James Griffith died Sunday, Jun 2?, at the home of Oscar Hicks, where it had been lovingly cared for since the death of its mother in the early part of this year. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1916
HATTEN, Nancy A. Wilcox
Mrs. John S. Hatten, whose maiden name was Nancy A. Wilcox, was born in Wayne County, WV, Oct 2, 1832. Her father, Moses Wilcox, came from Wales, and her mother, a Miss Durney, came from the north of Ireland. She died at Liberal, MO, Mar 24, 1916, being at the time of her death, aged 83 years, 5 months and 22 days. She was married Jul 27, 1853, to John S. Hatten, at Huntington, WV. To this union were born 7 children--5 sons and 2 daughters. One daughter and 2 sons have preceded their mother to the world beyond. Three sons and one daughter are left with the aged husband and father to mourn the loss of a dear wife and a kind and loving mother. They are Dr. J. O. Hatten, St. Louis, MO, T. B. Hatten, Liberal, MO, Mrs. R. F. Young, Dayton, OH and Dr. S. C. Hatten, Pratt, Kansas; all of whom were present at the funeral and were at the bedside of their mother when the final summons came, except the youngest son, Dr. Hatten, of Pratt, Kansas. He was with his mother during her last illness, but was unable to be present at the funeral on account of the illness of his wife.
The Hatten family moved from Virginia to Carroll County, MO in 1858, and later to Atchison, Kansas where they lived during the stormy days of the Civil War. In 1867, they moved to Nevada, in Vernon County and 10 years later to a farm in Doylesport township in Barton County where they lived for many years. In 1889 they moved to Sheldon and in 1899 they came to Liberal, where they have since resided. Deceased united with the Baptist Church when a young woman and when younger and able to get about was a member of the Eastern Star. On account of her advanced age, Mrs. Hatten had been very feeble for a long while and on Feb 21, she fell at her home and sustained a broken hip, an accident which almost invariably proves fatal to persons of advanced years. Relatives from a distance present at the funeral were Dr. J. O. Hatten, St. Louis, MO, Mrs. R. F. Young, Dayton, OH, B. M. Hatten, Kansas City, MO, O. B. fuller, Nevada, MO, and A. D. Hatten, Webb City, MO. Big Sandy News, Jun 2 1916
The funeral of Cecil Hensley was held Thursday afternoon of last week at the home of his sister, Mrs. Maude Morris. Rev. M. A. Hay conducted the services. The burial followed in the Fulkerson Cemetery. Mr. Hensley was working at Dingess, WV when killed by a car overturning. He and his wife had made preparations to go to housekeeping soon at Hale, WV. He was 40 years of age, had been married twice, and is survived by 2 sons by a former marriage and by his wife, who is a daughter of Tom Caines of this place. A sister from Columbus, OH, arrived in time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1916
HENSLEY, Mary Anne
Mrs. Mary Anne Hensley, aged ?86?, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Plymale, at Buffalo Creek, WV, on Monday night June 5. She retired Monday night feeling as well as usual but when a member of the family went to call her Tuesday morning they found her dead in bed. Mrs. Hensley formerly lived on Tom's Creek near Wayne, but had made her home with one of her sons in Kentucky and with her son Johnson Hensley at Ceredo, for the last few years. She had only been with Mrs. Plymale a few days prior to her death. The funeral was held at Buffalo Wednesday morning.--Wayne News, Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
Mont Jackson, aged ?56, a prominent citizen of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday after a lingering illness caused by heart trouble. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Also, 3 sisters, Mrs. West of Buchanan, this county, Mrs. Lark of Catlettsburg and Mrs. James McCoy of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Jun 9,1916
JOBE, Mrs. Harvey, Jr.
The wife of Harvey Jobe, Jr., died at her home near Osie, this county, Monday and was buried Wednesday. She was a good woman and will be greatly missed by the community. One of her daughters, Mrs. Jay Rose, of Council Grove, Kansas, arrived at Louisa Wednesday morning in response to a telegram telling of her mother's critical illness. She did not learn of the death until she reached here. The burial was delayed long enough for Mrs. rose to get out to Osie. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
On May 29, 1916, the pale horse and its rider winged its flight into the home of Harvey Jobe, Jr. and called for its victim a good wife and a loving mother. As we often hear it said a good Christian mother makes a happy home and the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. To know Malissa was to love her. She was married to Harvey Jobe, Jr., Jan 27, 1878, and to this union 12 children were born, all of whom are living save 2 who have gone on to the silent city of the dead from which no traveler has never returned. She leaves to mourn the loss of a mother, a companion, 5 girls and 5 boys and I say to you dear children prepare to meet your dear mother around the shining throne of God. Dear Nannie, Lindsey, Lizzie, Vessie and younger children we known your hearts and homes are saddened and lonely, but prepare to meet mother in heaven where no goodbys are said and then the home circle will never be broken. Rev. Berry preached her funeral to a large and attentive congregation and her remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard over looking the home of the bereaved members of her good family. Her daughter, Mrs. Jay Rose, and 2 children of Council Grove, KS, arrived in time to see her buried. Mrs. W.M.C. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
At the family home in Gypsy today will occur the funeral of Ores Jobe, a popular boy of that vicinity, who was drowned while bathing in the West Fork river at Gypsy on Sunday. Relatives from Fairmont and other points will be present at the funeral. With Gus McGraw, Ethel Conley, Mrs. E. C. Joliffe and Mrs. Icy Yansky the latter two of Gypsy, Mr. Jobe was bathing at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. He was attacked with cramps and although Mr. McGraw made a valiant fight to save him he sank. In doing so he nearly carried down McGraw to his death. The body was recovered 3 hours later. The deceased was aged 20 and was the son of D. T. Jobe, formerly a resident of this county. Besides his father he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Livi Jobe, of Akron, Mrs. Cora Mays, of Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Edna Woods of Annabelle, and Hazel and Gladys of Fairmont. Fairmont, WV Times.
The young man was a nephew of E. W. Jobe, of Twin Branch, this county. the family formerly lived in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Jun 16 1916
MAHAN, Romanie Amelia
Mrs. Romanie Amelia Mahan, widow of John W. Mahan, once a prominent Huntington lumber man, died at her home in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Mahan was born at Gallipolis, Mar ?10?, 1860, removing to Huntington shortly after her marriage. The family moved to Washington 11 years ago, Mr. Mahan having died soon after that time. Among the surviving relatives are the following sons and daughters: Edward K. Mahan, Huntington, Mrs. George Thomas Page, of Sioux City, SD, Mrs. Marion Eustace, Caldwell, ID, Mrs. Blaine York, Williamson, and Mrs. W. E. Chiles, Washington. Mrs. Mahan was a member of the Presbyterian Church and prominently affiliated with the work of that church. She was a woman of highest character and had given much to charity. Mrs. Mahan was in Louisa a few months ago at the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Blaine York in Riverview Hospital. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
MALCOLM, J. P.
The Wayne, WV News says:
J. P. Malcolm one of this county's prominent citizens and a resident of Kenova died Saturday morning June 3rd, aged 73. He underwent an operation a few years since, from which he did not fully recover, and it is thought that this was the indirect cause of his death. Mr. Malcolm was united in marriage in 1864 to Miss Rebecca Plymale, daughter of the late Rev. Anthony Plymale. Mrs. Malcolm died in 1907. To this union 4 sons and 3 daughters were born, and all of whom are living as follows: J. B., A. P., L. S., and P. H. Malcolm, Mrs. Belle Owens, Mrs. Leah Plymale and Mrs. Edna Pinnell. In 1910 Mr. Malcolm was married a second time, the last wife being Mrs. Alice Prichard, who survives him. In early manhood, Mr. Malcolm became connected with the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and continued his membership with that church until the time of hid death. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Buffalo Valley Baptist Church, following which interment was made at the Anthony Plymale Cemetery on Twelve Pole. Rev. C. C. Watt and A. G. Hutchison conducted the services. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
Hiram Mead died at his home on Lick Creek last Sunday. He was paralyzed a year or more ago and had been in almost a helpless condition for several months. His age was near 69?. He leaves a wife and 3 children, 2 sons about grown and Mrs. J. M. Picklesimer, of Louisa. Deceased was an excellent citizen, honest, industrious and intelligent. He was a good carpenter and divided his time between his trade and the vocation of farming. Big Sandy news, Jun 30, 1916
MILLER, Malissa (Wilson)
On June 22, 1916, death made its inroad into the home of James Miller and took from him his dear loving companion. Often we hear many good thins said about our friends after death that are not said while living, but not so with Malissa Miller because she lived up to the faith she had in her blessed redeemer and her every day walks in life proved her to be the woman she professed to be, and while in this world there were many good things said of her by her neighbors and friends as well as after death. I have known Malissa 20 years, lived a neighbor to her and always found her to be a true devoted Christian. I have met with her in meetings in the class room in prayer service sand in the Sunday school and she was always ready to do her part and bear the cross in whatever fell to her to do. She was converted when quite young and was baptized and lived a consistent Christian until death. She was married to James Miller, Jan 9, 1889, at the Baptist Church, Lower Lick Creek, by old Bro. William Christian. To this union 8 children were born, 2 boys and 6 girls, all living except little James, who died when quite young. She was the daughter of Mordecai Wilson. She was laid to rest in the uncle Dock Miller graveyard after a short service at the old home with large crowd of relatives and friends by Revs. Rickman and Burgess. Her funeral will be preached in the near future. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1916
PHELPS, J. C.
On last Saturday afternoon, Mr. J. C. Phelps passed away at his home of Fifth St., Mr. Phelps was an old soldier and one of the last in Pikeville. He was a respected citizen and the good people of Pikeville will miss him very much. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss, and their many friends in Pikeville extend their heart felt sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral services were conducted by the Masons and the body was laid to rest in the Chloe Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1916
QUISENBERRY, Dr. S. P.
last week we had brief mention of the suicide of Dr. Quisenberry, a dentist formerly located in Louisa. He married Miss Allie Ault of Grayson, a cousin of Mrs. T. S. Thompson. The following is from the Cadiz Record of last Thursday:
Dr. S. P. Quisenberry, a young dentist of Cerulean Springs, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon about 3:30 by shooting himself in the mouth with a pistol. For several days Dr. Quisenberry had been more or less despondent, and it is supposed financial matters were the cause of his trouble. He had not been missed until supper time Tuesday afternoon. When he failed to reach his boarding house at supper time, some inquiry was made. Later Mrs. Quisenberry and other friends became alarmed, a search failed to locate him. No trace of him having been found by 11 o'clock, suspicions were aroused among his friends and after a search about the town, his lifeless body was found in the hay loft of Dr. J. G. White's stock barn. He had been dead for several hours. A .32 automatic pistol lay by his side. He had shot himself in the mouth and death was almost instantaneous from all appearances.
Dr. White remembered hearing a gun shot of some sort about 3:30 in the afternoon and after the dead body of Dr. Quisenberry had been found, he was convinced that the shot he heard was the one that ended the earthly existence of the young dentist. Dr. Quisenberry moved to Hopkinsville about 3 years ago from Louisa, KY, and lived there 2 years. He had lived at Cerulean about a year and occupied the office with Dr. White. He was 34 years of age and is survived by a wife and 2 little children, a son and daughter. His mother and brother live in Winchester. Dr. Quisenberry had made many friends during the stay of a year at Cerulean, and his tragic death is much regretted by those who knew him. The burial took place at Winchester. Big Sandy news, Jun 23, 1916
Rev. Cyrus Riffle, aged 69 years, a superannuated Methodist minister, who was stricken suddenly with uremic poisoning a week before, died at Hempstead hospital, Portsmouth, Monday night, May 29. Rev. Riffle had planned to leave for Mt. Olivet, KY to spend the summer with his daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Linzille, when taken ill, causing him to abandon the trip. Rev. Riffle was a native of Adams County, OH. He spent 30 years in the Kentucky conference of the Methodist Church and was superannuated 3 years ago. Since the death of his wife, Mrs. Nancy J. Riffle, he had made his home with his other daughter, Mrs. J. A. Cooper of Portsmouth. He also leaves 2 sons, S. W. Riffle of Huntington and F. H. Riffle, of Jackson, KY. Mrs. Manda Ault, of Adams County, OH is only surviving sister. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a member of the 191st Ohio regiment, and was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias lodges of Mt. Olivet, where he served his last pastorate. The funeral was held from the Cooper home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Munete, and interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth. Rev. Riffle was pastor of the M. E. Church in Louisa a number of years ago, and later at Gallup, this county, and has many friends in Eastern Kentucky who regret to hear of his death. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1916
ROBINETT, Mrs. Elias
Mrs. Elias Robinett, aged 78, died at Portsmouth, OH. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughter, among whom are Mrs. D. H. Lockwood and Mr. Will Robinett of Mavity. The burial was at Mt. Zion, KY. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1916
Jerry Salyer, of Ashland, accidentally shot and killed his daughter, age 7, while cleaning a pistol. The child lived only a few hours. Big Sandy News, Jun 9,1916
On last Saturday afternoon, uncle Silas Scott, of Pikeville, passed away at his home on Fourth St. He had been sick for more than a year with dropsy of the heart, and death came as a result of his pain racked body. He is survived by a widow, 2 daughters and a son. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1916
Bud Snavely, of Little Paint met instant death when a large tree which he was cutting split and fell on him. He leaves a wife and family of children. He was a respected citizen and former teacher and well liked by all. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1916
Neal Stratton, age 84, died at his home in Louisa Tuesday. Also, his baby, 2 days old, died near the same time. Both were buried at the old family burial ground on Lick Creek, 4 miles from Louisa, on Wednesday. He had been sick only a few days. A wife about 35 years old and some step children survive him. He was a pensioner of the Civil War, and was a good citizen, quiet and inoffensive. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1916
Ferris Thompson, oldest son of Rev. Jack Thompson, of this county, recently went to Oklahoma to visit 3 of his sons who were located there. He died within a few days after his arrival and was buried there. His age was ?87?. He moved to Ashland about 20 years ago and had worked there ever since at the carpenter's trade. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1916
Ledocio--Sorry to state the death of Mrs. Nancy Thompson. She was a good Christian woman and had been for years. She leaves 3 children all of whom were present at the time of death. On Saturday her body was laid to rest in the family burial ground. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. H. Miller and the I.O.O.F. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
VEST, Grayce Scott Cline
Pike Count--Friends here were shocked beyond measure Tuesday morning on receiving word of the death of Mrs. William Vest, formerly Miss Grayce Scott Cline, oldest daughter of the attorney and Mrs. J. Sink Cline, of Pikeville. Her illness was of only a few days duration. She died at a Portsmouth hospital, where she had undergone an operation. the mother, Mrs. J. S. Cline, sister, Mrs. J. Holmes Smith and her husband were at her bedside when the end came. Her father had left her bedside only Sunday. Mrs. Vest was a lovely and accomplished young woman. She was highly educated, being a graduate of Campbell-Hagerman College, Lexington. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was possessed of a high character. She was married about 4 years ago to William Vest, a railroad construction contractor, who came to Pikeville with the Langhorne's railroad contractors. Of late they had been located in West Virginia. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
WHITT, Mrs. Milford
Olive Hill, KY, Jun 26--Mrs. Milford Whitt, who was shot through the abdomen a few days ago in a free for all shooting affray died today from the effects of the wound. Jesse Sparks, who has since been in the local jail on a charge of carrying a pistol, was formally charged with murder and taken in an automobile to the county jail at Grayson. Big Sandy News, Jun 30,1916
WILLIAMS, J. D.
The Ashland Independent says:
J. D. Williams, aged 35, well known traveling salesman for the Consolidated Grocery Company, died Monday evening last week at the King's Daughters' Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Williams came home from his territory Friday last a very sick man. Physicians were called and his trouble was found to be a very serious attack of appendicitis. Saturday evening he was removed from his home to the hospital where he was operated on. His condition was such however, that little hope was held out for his recovery. The end came Monday evening. Mr. Williams is survived by Mrs. Williams and 5 young children, the oldest 10 years and the youngest 4 months. The funeral services were held under the auspices of the Mason, of which order he was a member. Interment in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1916
The following from the Ashland Independent refers to a former Lawrence County man, Mr. Williamson having lived near Potter in his youth. He was a son of Sol Williamson and a cousin of the Justice family of Louisa:
William Williamson, aged 47 years, for many years a valued employee of the C & O bridge and buildings department, died Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Doral Putoff. His death was due to tuberculosis, from which he had been a patient sufferer for many months. Mr. Williamson recently returned from Arizona, where he had spent several months in the hope that the climate there would restore his health. Mr. Williamson was chief accountant to G. A. Ward, supervisor of bridges and buildings who died suddenly while in his office shortly before last Christmas, and would have succeeded him had his health been such as to permit him assuming the responsibility. Mr. Williamson was a men of many noble attributes and his death will be sincerely regretted by all who knew him. The deceased is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Putoff, Ashland, and Mrs. W. G. Whitt, of Russell, and one brother George Williamson, of Buchanan. The funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock and were in charge of the Masons. The deceased was a member of the Smith lodge of Masons of Russell, and Ashland Lodge of Knights of Pythias. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1916
Paintsville--Mrs. Alice Adams, mother of Mrs. Fred Adams died at her home in West Paintsville Monday afternoon after a long illness and much suffering. Mrs. Adams was a native of Magoffin County, and a daughter of the late Tom Morton. She moved to Paintsville some few years ago and from here moved to the state of Washington. About one year ago she returned to Paintsville and since then has been making her home with her 2 daughters. She had been sick for several months and her death was no surprise to the family and friends. The remains were taken to Salyersville, the old home and buried Wednesday afternoon. She was a good woman. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1916
CLARKE Lucy H.
Mrs. Lucy H. Clarke, wife of Robert Clarke, of West Pikeville, died Monday afternoon after a short illness of acute indigestion. She leaves her husband and 2 small children to mourn their loss. She was taken on the early train Tuesday morning to Auxier, her former home for burial. She was ?? years of age and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Ford of Auxier. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
CLARK, Mrs. P. L.
Pikeville--Mrs. P. L. Clark died suddenly of an attack of acute indigestion last Monday. Her body was taken to Paintsville for interment. She leaves her husband and 2 small children. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1916
Miss Jessie Crank, aged ?1, daughter of C. C. Crank of Yatesville, was killed in an automobile accident at San Francisco Tuesday. The body will be brought home for burial. She went there 5 years ago with a brother and was employed as a stenographer. Miss Crank was a daughter of one of our good citizens. She is said by those who knew her to have been a bright young lady. As a stenographer she had made good in San Francisco and was filling a desirable position. Her untimely death is very san and a great shock to all her friends and family. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
The body of Miss Jessie Crank, who was killed in California last week, arrived at the home of her parents at Yatesville, this county, and was buried last Monday. A large crowd was present. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the services. Miss Crank was one of a party of four killed when a fast train struck their automobile at a road crossing. The accident happened 8 miles from San Francisco. the machine was being driven by Miss Crank's fiance. With them was a newly married couple. Miss Jessie had planned a trip to this county to visit her parents, and expected to come within a month. Her brother, who is permanently located in California, brought the body home. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
Henry Cyrus, of Durbin, died last Saturday, after 10 months illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Dawson. A more extended notice next week. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1916
Ashland, KY, Jun 30--It develops that Dennis Eagan, who died in Warren, OH from a self-inflicted bullet wound, is a son of Mrs. Parsal Young, of this city. He shot his sweetheart before taking his own life. Big Sandy news, Jul 7, 1916
Othie Fairchild, of Louisa, was accidentally shot and fatally wounded at Salyersville Tuesday. She died the following day and the body was buried at that place. The above paragraph tells the sad ending of the following story that was put into the type when the first news reached us. Mrs. Greer, of this city, was called to Salyersville Tuesday by a telephone message announcing that her daughter who was visiting there had been accidentally shot in the thigh. Mrs. Greer left on the evening train for her daughter's bedside. The little girl, Othie Fairchilds, is 7 years of age and was visiting relatives near Salyersville. She is the daughter of Mrs. Greer by a former marriage. The Greer's live on Madison St., next door to the Southern Methodist parsonage. No particulars of the shooting have been learned here. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
Little Otha Fairchild, daughter of Mrs. Greer of Louisa, was buried in the family burial grounds near Salyersville. Since our last issue we have learned the particulars of the accident which caused her death. Mrs. Greer's sister, a girl about 14 years old, shot the child with a shot gun that she believed was not loaded. Playfully pointing the gun toward the child she pulled the trigger and the load tore away a portion of little Otha's thigh. the latter was climbing a fence at the time only a few feet away. She lived only a few hours. the child and her small brother had gone from Louisa for a visit to the home of their grandparents near Salyersville only a few days before the accident occurred. The girl who was the innocent perpetrator of the sad fatality is almost prostrated. She has been in ill health most of her life and it is feared the result of this shock will be serious. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
GREENE, C. C.
Webbville--The body of C. C. Greene, who died in a Sanitarium in Lexington arrived here Thursday and was buried Friday by the side of his 2 children who died several years ago. Mr. Greene leaves a widow and 9 children, 2 brothers and a sister who have the sympathy of our community. Big Sandy News, Jul 7,1916
Harlin, KY, Jul 21--Tilden, the 9 year old son of William Gunn, of this place, was smothered to death late yesterday afternoon in a tunnel about 20 feet long, where he and his playmates were playing miners. The roof caved in, catching the boy under it, and Willis Boggess, the 11 year old son of E. F. Boggess, was caught also, but his head was near enough out for one of the other boys to scratch the dirt from his face and head so that he could breathe. It was 40 minutes before men with shovels were able to dig the body out. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1916
Mr. Phillip Hatten, one of the oldest and best known men in that part of Wayne County, where he had resided all his life, died at his home on Gragston Creek, Wednesday, Jul 19th and was buried on the following Friday. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. Bryan and Grimes. Mr. Hatten was born Jan 4, 1832, being therefore past 84 years of age, He had lived all his life on the spot where he was born. Mr. Hatten is survived by 4 children, 3sons, one of whom is Ezra Hatten who is well known in this city, and one daughter. the deceased was not only a well known citizen but was most highly respected by all who knew him. He had been during all his ??? life an humble and devoted Christian. His home was known as the home of the minister, irrespective of denominational connections. He was a good citizen, husband and father and the community and his friends will greatly miss him. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1916
HALE, Mrs. R. L.
Mrs. R. L. Hale, of Inez, died of tuberculosis in Colorado Saturday. The body has been brought home for burial. She and her husband went to Colorado only a few weeks ago. They have 2 children, a boy and a girl, ages 10 and 7. Mrs. Hale was a daughter of Phillip Cassady. Her age was about 30 years. She was an excellent woman. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1916
HARDY, Thomas H.
Rev. Thomas H. Hardy, former pastor of the colored Baptist Church of Ashland, at the time of his death pastor of 3 churches in West Virginia was almost instantly killed Sunday night, when an automobile in which he was riding turned over on embankment just outside of Williamson. The accident occurred between 9 and 10 o'clock as Rev. Hardy was en route to catch a train after having held his evening services. The remains were taken to Ashland for interment. Big Sandy news, Jul 21, 1916
Jesse, son of J. W. Hill, of Relief, died in a hospital in Huntington, WV one day last week. He was operated on for appendicitis and died in a short time after the operation had been performed. He was brought back to Relief for interment. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
HOOP, George, Sr.
Word has been received that George Hoop, Sr. formerly one of Greenup County's best known residents died at his home in Colorado, 2 weeks ago at the age of 94 years. Mr. Hope ran the Argillite mill for years, having moved from there to Denver about 5 years ago. He is survived by several daughters an sons. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
HOPKINS, Mousie Martin
Mrs. Mousie Martin Hopkins, widow of Capt. John C. Hopkins, and one of the best known and best beloved women in Catlettsburg, died at her home at the residence of her son in law, Ed. S. Hughes, on Saturday lat, following a stroke of paralysis. She had been attending the Ashland Chautauqua all week and had just returned to her home about 9 a.m. and was stricken a few hours later. Interment followed on Monday afternoon in the Ashland Cemetery and was very largely attended. the funeral was held from the residence and was conducted by Dr. Condit, of Ashland, assisted by the pastors of the Catlettsburg churches. She is survived by one son, John, of Ashland and 3 daughters, Mrs. J.O. Mathewson, of Ashland, Mrs. George Dimmick, of Huntington and Mrs. Ed S. Hughes of Catlettsburg.
Mrs. Hopkins was born in Prestonsburg, KY, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Martin. Her father was prominent in Congress for more than one term and was a leader of the Kentucky Legislature at a time when there were mental giants in that body. Her mother, a woman of fine intelligence and culture, was a sister of the late Greenville Lackey, who was one of Louis's most honored old time merchants. Mrs. Hopkins' ancestral legacy was mind and brain, inherited from some of the best stock of old Virginia and Kentucky, men and women upon whose escutcheon no bar sinister ever appeared, and she in her life lived up to the best ideals of her race. In her youth, Mrs. Hopkins received a splendid education at one of the best colleges for women in the West. This was supplemented by a more extensive and varied course of reading and study, so that she became in her ripe years one of the best educated and cultured women in this state. She lived and breathed an atmosphere of culture and refinement and was a social favorite everywhere. Passing years brought grandchildren to her knee and silver to her once dark tresses, but time left no chill in her heart nor did it dim the sparkle in her eye. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
LEMASTER, W. W.
Paintsville--W. W. Lemaster died last Saturday at the home of his daughter Mrs. M. L. Daniel of Mingo, after an illness of only a short time. Mr. Lemaster brought the Busy Bee Restaurant a few weeks ago and moved in but was stricken shortly afterwards and had not been able to give the business much attention for several days before his death. He had lived in Paintsville about ?20? years and was a good citizen and business man. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1916
Cob Lockwood, a C & O bridge carpenter, fell from a bridge at Thurmond, WV Wednesday and died before he reached the hospital. He lived near Savage Branch station on the Big Sandy division, where the burial took place Thursday. He was about 50 years old and leaves a wife and several children, most of them grown. His wife was a daughter of Frank Johnson, formerly of Peach Orchard. Her brothers, Charles and Jack, and sisters Mrs. John Warnick and Mrs. Guy White, from Williamson, attended the funeral. Mr. Lockwood had a narrow escape from death when the bridge at Guyandotte gave way under the weight of a train about 2 years ago. He was one of 3 men who got out of the water uninjured. Mr. Lockwood was a good citizen, industrious and honest, and his death is deeply regretted. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1916
The remains of John Myers of Gallia County, OH, who was killed near Jenkins, KY, were taken to Ironton. Myers, who was employed in the Wellston Drilling Company at the time of his death, was at work drilling a well when the pulleys on a machine near where he was working, fell striking him on the head. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
While walking down the track at Mohawk, WV, Rev. Daniel Perdue was struck by a passing train his body being terribly mutilated. It seems that 2 trains were passing on the double track and the deceased did not hear the train that was coming on the track on which he was walking. He was a highly respected citizen and was about 60 years of age. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
PRESTON, Nancy (Hays)
Mrs. Nancy Hays Preston, wife of J. Henry Preston, peacefully passed away at their home on Lock Ave., this city last Friday evening. Although Mrs. Preston's health had not been good for years, she having been almost an invalid for the past 4 or 5 years, her death was unexpected at this time, as she had been cheerful and seemed to feel as well as usual all day. Her trouble was dropsy and heart disease. An hour or less before her death she had undergone an operation for dropsy, such as had been necessary every few weeks lately. After the operation she spoke of how comfortable she was and how well she felt and gave instructions to those around to serve refreshments to friends in the house, showing her thought of others to the last. It was not long before she began smothering and was carried to her bed on the sleeping porch where the end came as quietly as if she were going to sleep. Not a struggle nor a sigh marred the last minutes of her life. For 2 years her condition had been serious that it was considered remarkable that she continued to live. Yet she was cheerful and took a lively interest in everything.
The funeral took place Monday afternoon, Jul 9th at the residence. Hundreds of friends paid a final tribute with thee\ir presence, their tears and flowers. The house, the large porch and the yard were filled with sorrowing neighbors. The services were conducted by Mrs. Preston's pastor, Rev. ??? McEldowney, assisted by REvs. H. H. Hewlett and M. H. Young. Mr. McEldowney's tribute to the deceased was beautiful and touching. Her Christianity was of a type and degree that justified the strong endorsement given by the pastor who had often ministered to her at the bedside. The interment on Pine hill took place immediately after the conclusion of the services at the residence. The pall bearers were Dr. T. D. Burgess, A. O. Carter, A. M. Hughes, M. S. Burns, A. L. Burton and M. F. Conley.
Mrs. Preston was born Mar 27, 1865, being 51 years old at her death. She was married Dec 1?, 18?4. Her father was John Hays, of Charley, one of the county's wealthiest citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Preston moved to Louisa bout 1889. Three daughters were born to them, Ella, Beulah and Elizabeth. The two older ones died in their 21st year and Elizabeth died several years ago at the age of 12, leaving the parents childless. The children were victims of tuberculosis. The parents took them to climates more favorable than this in the hope of effecting a cure, but it was all in vain.
The dates of the burial of the 3 daughters were Elizabeth, Dec 26, 1902. Ella, Nov 29, 1906 and Beulah, May 3, 1908.
Mrs. Preston had been a member of the M. E. Church South for more than 16 years. Her devotion to the church was unusual and a more devout Christian can not be found. She was interested in every phase of religious work. The subject of the new building to be erected by her church was one of intense interest up to the hour of her death. Often she expressed a hope that she might live to worship in the new structure. She and her thoroughly Christian husband were among the largest contributors to the building fund and also to the support of the ministry. Mrs. Preston had not been able to attend church services for more than a year.
Among those who were called here by the death of Mrs. J. H. Preston were the following relatives: Messrs. Lafe Hays, Green Hays, John Hays, and Major Hays, and Miss Ethel Hays of Charley, brothers and niece of Mrs. Preston, Mrs. Mary S. Ward, of Paintsville and Mrs. Lizzie Stapleton, of River, sisters of Mrs. Preston, Messrs. Cyrus Preston, of Thealka, Ed Preston of Thelma, and F. B. Preston, of Lackey, half brothers of Mr. Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Spears, of River, Mr. Dan Wheeler, of Paintsville, Mr. Lafe Ward of Williamson, WV , and Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Hatten, of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
The funeral services of Hubert Ramey were held at Carter Tuesday evening. The body, the wife and 2 brothers arrived on the noon train and went immediately to the burying ground at Carter. Members of the Masonic Lodge here attended the funeral and assisted in the Masonic rites. Mr. Ramey was in the portrait business at Knoxville, TN. His business had called him out of town and when he came to cross the river he found the boat on the opposite side. Discarding his clothing, he started to swim to the other shore for the boat, but, when in mid stream, he appeared to be seized with a cramp which caused his drowning. He leaves a large number of relatives here. His father and mother live on Buffalo, about 2 miles from Carter. The wife, who is a Tennessee girl, is young and not very strong, having recently undergone an operation for appendicitis--Grayson Journal. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
Taylor Ratcliff, son of William Ratcliff, of Fort Gay, was killed near Akron, OH on Tuesday of this week. He was employed by the Ohio Telephone Company and was alone when killed. It is thought he was electrocuted by the telephone wire coming in contct with a high tension one carrying a heavy voltage. The accident happened while Ratcliff was strapped to a telephone pole near the top. He had been dead for quite a while, evidently when he was discovered. Ratcliff was about 28? years old and a reliable, highly respected young man. The body arrived Thursday and was buried in the David Bartram burial grounds. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1916
The body of Franklin Thompson was taken to Shelby County for burial at Todd's Point last Friday. His death occurred at Jenkins, KY and was caused by typhoid fever. He was 19 years of age and his home was in Louisville. After the close of the school year at the State University, which he had attended. he had been in the employ of the Consolidated Coal and Coke Company at Jenkins. His last illness was of a brief duration. Besides his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, he leaves one sister, Miss Ruth Thompson, both residing at 955 South Third Street, Louisville. His father was the Rev. S. F. Thompson, the first minister of the Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Big Sandy News, Jul 28,1916
Evergreen--Death visited the home of Mrs. Minville Thompson and family and took from them their beloved husband and father on Jul 3. Minville Thompson was 65 years 2 months and 17 days of age. He was a kind and loving husband and father and was loved by all who knew him. The cause of his death was heart dropsy. He was married to Miss Lou Holley Mar 9, 1886. To this union were born 7 children, all of whom are living except one who clasped her papa's hand on the other shore. All were present at their father's death except one, Mrs. J. M. Cordle, who was at Columbus, OH. He leaves a wife and 6 children and a host of friends to mourn their loss, but their loss was heaven's gain. He was ready to go as he had lived a Christian life 40 years. He prayed for the Lord to take him home. He was laid to rest in the Busseyville graveyard the funeral service being conducted by Rev. Young, from Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1916
Mrs. Nancy Thompson was born Dec 21, 1834 and died May 25, 1916 aged 81 years 5 months and 4 days. She was converted about 40 years ago and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and died in the Christian faith. She was the wife of Squire M. B. Thompson, who had long since passed on to the good world. She leaves to mourn the loss one son, 2 daughters, and several grandchildren and a host of relatives. Her burial was attended by the Odd Fellows of the Mattie Lodge, of which her husband was a member. the services at the house were conducted by the Rev. A. H. Miller, after which the order took charge of the services and laid the remains to rest in the home graveyard, beside her husband to await the call of the Judgment day. Big Sandy News, Jul 14,1916
AKERS, Mollie See
Mrs. Mollie See Akers died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. See, on Lick Creek, Friday night, Aug 11, 1916, after a considerable period of suffering, and her remains were deposited in the Shannon burial grounds on Sunday. the services were conducted by Rev. L. M. Copley. Mrs. Akers was about 32 years old and leaves a husband and 5 children to mourn her loss. The oldest child is 11 years and the youngest 3 years. There are 4 girls and one boy. Mrs. Akers was a Christian woman of the highest type of character, having been a faithful Christian for several years, a faithful wife and dutiful mother and when the end came she was in an ecstasy of happiness born of her strong faith and long experience and she passed away shouting the praise of her Savior. Our homes and society can ill afford to loss such noble women for they are so much needed these days, and so we cay "Thy will be done." Robert Akers, the sadly bereaved husband, is the same age as his departed companion, and was born and reared in this community. He is a man of fine character and intelligence and was once Deputy County Clerk here. He is a son of John Akers, a well known and respected citizen of our county. Mr. Akers had but recently moved to Michigan but the failing health of his wife caused him to bring her back in hope of relief. He will return to his home in Michigan within a few days and remain there permanently with his children. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Morgan Biers the Auxier, KY, mine worker who was taken to a hospital in Ironton Wednesday afternoon in a hopeless condition suffering from toxic gastritis died Thursday evening and his body was shipped to his home for interment. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
BLAIR, Mrs. Burns
Johnson County--Mrs. Burns Blair, died at her home in West Van Lear Tuesday night Aug 1st, after 2 weeks sickness with typhoid fever. She was taken sick suddenly and her death was a surprise to her many friends and relatives Three doctors and a trained nurse were employed at once and everything was done for her that could be done by human hands. In her death the community has lost a good woman, the husband a good wife and the little son, aged 8, a devoted mother. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Pike County--Last Friday Jacob Blair, aged about 50 years, died at his home here. He had been in poor health for some months and had spent some time at the Old Soldiers Home in Tennessee, having been a veteran of the Spanish-American War. His trouble was tuberculosis. The body was taken to his old home on Shelby where funeral services were held Sunday. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Lee, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Blankenship, was drowned while in bathing at Wayne Sunday evening. Young Blankenship with several boys were playing in a boat which sank in deep water. The fact that neither Blankenship nor his associates could swim accounts for the death. The body was recovered a little less than an hour after the accident, but life was then extinct. The remains were taken to Millers Fork, the boy's home, early Monday. Wayne News. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
The call of death came to the home of Van Boggs and wife and took their infant son aged 3 months. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
In loving remembrance of Lillia, youngest daughter of Arch and Mary Borders, who departed this life, Aug 4, 1916, aged 20 years 4 months. She leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. But we feel sure that their loss is heaven's gain. Death always chooses a ??? mark. Lillia was a sweet girl and loved by all who knew her. She was sick 6 months of tuberculosis. She was converted 4 years ago and had lived a true devoted Christian life up to the time of her death. Just before her spirit took its flight she called all her brothers to her bed and make them all promise to meet her in Heaven. May God help them to keep their vow, and meet her where parting is no more. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
BRUMFIELD, James L.
James L. Brumfield, aged 33, who, resided in Catlettsburg and was married, died Saturday night. His remains were buried in the Clinton Furnace Cemetery. Death resulted it is said, from an injury to the back and kidneys which he received 2 years ago when struck by a C & O train. Big Sandy News, Aug 18,1916
Ashland, KY, Aug 7--Leroy Bulger, 17 years old, son of Herschel Bulger, was drowned in the Big Sandy River while with a camping party near Lockwood. Bulger was employed as call boy for the C & O and was at the camp of L. Gibson and family where he was spending his vacation. His body has been recovered. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
The habit of walking in his sleep brought death to Kenna Chapman, of Catlettsburg, a traveling salesman for the Patton Milling Company, who succumbed at the Huntington general Hospital late Thursday night. Mr. Chapman, who was about 32 years of age was at Pikeville Wednesday night. He was in a room on the third floor of the Jefferson Hotel there. It was well known that he walked in his sleep and the theory is that he had risen from his bed and gone to a window where he sat down there was a screen nailed across the window and this gave way under his weight. He awakened as he fell and screamed, the cry attracting the attention of a man in a room across a court from him. When this man looked he saw Chapman hanging to the widow ledge by his hands. Before he could reach him, however, he had fallen to the pavement 30 feet below. He was rendered unconscious by the fall and never again regained his senses. He was taken to the Huntington Hospital where examination revealed a fracture at the base of the brain, a fracture of the left leg, and rupture of the bladder. The surgeons pronounced the case a practically hopeless one, but at the insistence of friends of the injured man an operation was performed Thursday night. The man's body was taken to Catlettsburg for interment. Mr. Chapman's wife, died less than a year ago and left him the care of 2 fine little boys, John and William to whom he was most devoted. Big Sandy News, Aug 18,1916
Jeff Clarke, aged 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Clarke of Catlettsburg, was struck by a freight train near his home Saturday and killed. Some say he attempted to swing on the train and by some means received a blow on the head, breaking his neck and one limb. Burial took place at Ceredo. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Floyd County--Mrs. Rebekah Clark, who lived near Allen, KY, died at her home suddenly on Tuesday. She was sick only a few hours and died before her daughter, Mrs. Annie Stephens could reach her bedside. She was an elderly lady and loved by all who knew her. She has beside her children and relatives many friends who mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
The remains of John Creech, aged 19 years, who was drowned Saturday at Moundsville, WV were shipped to Willard for interment. The deceased was a son of Sherman Creech and was drowned at the Moundsville lock and dam, following an explosion of a lantern on a gasoline launch, in which he was riding. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
On the 22nd of July 1916, Henry Cyrus, a well known citizen of Durbin, passed from among the living to his reward beyond. Brother Cyrus has left a splendid record, having been a loyal member of the Baptist Church for years, a loving father, husband, and the very best kind of neighbor as all true Christian are. He fought a good fight and kept the faith. He had the best of attention through all his illness, which has been about 10 months, by the family and friends and especially by the I.O.O.F. Lodge, of Ceredo, WV, who spent much time and money for his comfort and also turned out in a large body at his funeral and burial, which was conducted by the writer on the 23 of Jul 1916. J.H. Dawson, Buchanan, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
John, the 2 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Daniel died recently after an illness of several days. His death had been expected for several days. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1916
McVeigh, KY was the scene of a fatal shooting affray early Sunday morning when Greeley White shot and instantly killed Clarence Davis, a colored lad aged 17 years. White had been delegated by a constable to arrest Bill Davis, the father of the boy, and had struck him a blow over the head when the boy interfered. White pulling his gun and shooting him twice once thru the stomach and the other shot lodging just below the heart. Big Sandy News, Aug 25,1916
DERIFIELD, George W.
After a brave fight death came to relieve the sufferings of George W. Derifield, who passed away Sunday afternoon at his home in Ashland. Mr. Derifield had been ill for 3 weeks with typhoid fever. He was a popular brakeman on the C & O road and was a man of sterling worth and splendid character. Mr. Derifield was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and also the Odd Fellows who attended the funeral in a body and had charge of ritualistic services at the grave. The deceased was the son of Labe and Mary Derifield, who reside near Catlettsburg. He was born in Lawrence County, Feb 21, 1882 being 34 years old at the time of his death. He was married 12 years ago to Miss Lilah Cassady and to this union 3 children were born. The deceased is survived, besides the heart broken wife, by his loving parents and 3 sweet little children, Thelma, 6, Bertha, 5, and Charles Edward, 3. The funeral was held Tuesday by Rev. W. M. Given, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, assisted by Rev. W. M. Wakefield. The remains were carried to the Ashland cemetery and laid to rest. --Independent. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
Matewan, WV, Aug 7--Charles Fields, 35 years old, farmer of Blackberry Creek, Pike County, KY, last night was shot and killed by an unidentified negro at the mines of the Alma Thacker Coal Company, in Kentucky. Fields was passing a miners shanty, when, without warning, a negro opened fire. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
Mr. John Grant, of Catlettsburg, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Moore, in Russell. He had been in failing health for several months and about 4 weeks ago went to Russell to visit his daughters and his condition steadily grew worse until Thursday afternoon when he passed peacefully away surrounded by his wife and children and a few intimate friends. Mr. Grant was well known citizen of this section and spent the greater part of his life in Catlettsburg and was one of the finest and best mechanics this country has ever produced. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug 11, 1846, and came to this country when just budding into young manhood. He was married on Apr 12, 1877 to Miss Julia Ann Borders, of Catlettsburg, who with 4 children survive. the children are Mrs. Eugene Moore, of Russell, KY, Mr. A. W. Grant and Robert Grant of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Walter Walker of Ashland. The funeral took place Saturday in Catlettsburg. Burial in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
HATTEN, M. D.
Death due to a complication of diseased came to M. D. Hatten, of Kenova, Tuesday morning after an illness of some months. Mr. Hatten was about 72 years old, and one of the most respected citizens of Wayne County. The wife, with 5 children survive his death. Following are the children who are left: Emmett Hatten, Mrs. T. O. Simpson, Mrs. G. W. Whipple, Mrs. Fink and Mrs. John Kettle, all of Kenova. Mrs. Fink is the widow of Frank Fink who died 3 years ago in Ohio and who was well known in Kenova. the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in Kenova at the First Baptist Church with Rev. B. S. Akers of Ceredo officiating. Burial at Huntington. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Mr. Phillip Hatten was born in Wayne County, WV Dec 4, 1832 and died Jul 19, 1916, aged 83 years 7 months and 15 days. He was married to Ruhama Riggs, Jan 15, 1851 with home he lived a happy wedded Christian life for 29 years 9 months and 2 days, when death claimed this good faithful and devoted companion. Eight children were the fruits of this happy union and lived to enjoy manhood and woman hood, and 4 of them passed to the great beyond before their father. On May 19, 1881 Mr. Hatten was married to the widow Garrell and to this union no children were born, but they lived together 35 years, a happy devoted wife when death claimed Mr. Hatten's second companion and she preceded her dear husband to the Glory Land only 2 months.
He was of Quaker parentage and as a child acquired those virtues which have distinguished this splendid people through all the years of their history. Through remoteness from the church of his parents and because of the dominating religious influence of the community in which he lived and especially the influence of his wife, he early became a member of the church and was converted and lived a consistent religious life over 65 years and died in its fellowship. In the years of his strength he was an office bearer in the church and was very zealous in promoting his work. His home was the home of preachers, it mattered not what the denomination. A man whose business character was unquestioned, whose influence was always helpful, whose Christian faith was steadfast, has gone to his crowning. His remaining children rise up to call him blessed. Uncle Phil, as he was so familiarly known, lived such a good moral Christian life, that it mattered not how drunk a man or boy got when Uncle Phil went to them to tend aid and administer words of kindness they most invariably said "All right, Uncle Phil, it just as you say, I'll do that now, I'll behave, I'll be goo." Uncle Phillip and G. W. Hatten, deceased were the main stay of the Shiloh Church and now as they have passed to their rewards some of the younger Hatten should fill their place. Uncle Phillip's funeral was preached by his pastor Rev. A. M. Grimes, assisted by Rev. L. D. Bryan, both of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
HOLBROOK, Mrs. William
Osie--Mrs. William Holbrook, wife of William Holbrook, who lived between Overda and Hicksville, departed this life Aug 19. She was laid to rest the following day on a little mound overlooking the old home. The funeral, which was attended by hundreds, was preached at the house. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1916
The remains of Cecil Isom, aged 18 years, son of Arch Isom, of Leon were found Saturday morning beside the railroad track at Coalton. From the injuries, on the body, it was evident that the unfortunate man had met his death by falling off a moving train. His face was badly bruised and gave sign of having been dragged for some distance along the track. the injury to the skull is what is thought to have caused his death. As the body was found near the home of a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Filmore Meadows, it is thought that the young man attempted to jump from a freight train to visit her. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
The angel of death entered the home of Willie Ison and wife, at Jean, and took their baby son, aged 2 months. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
KENDRICK, Dr. G. T.
Emma--Dr. G. T. Kendrick, who has been sick for several months, died Sunday morning Aug 20th. He was a good Christian man and belonged to the South Methodist Church. He left a wife and 9 children, 7 girls and 2 boys. Dr. Kendrick has been a faithful doctor to his country, not only a good doctor, but a true and good friend to everyone who knew him. He has gone on to his reward. The funeral took place Monday by Rev. Harmon. He was buried in the Leslie Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1916
Bluefield, WV, Jul 28--As Norfork and Western passenger train No. 3 stood at the station here discharging passengers, Mrs. Pretzel Madison, colored, stepped up to her husband, Pretzel Madison, who stepped from the train and shot and instantly killed him. Five shots were fired, 3 taking effect. William Snyder, a young newspaper man, rushed to the murderess, disarmed her, arrested her and escorted her to jail. Jealously is given as the cause. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
MARCUM, Harry Goble
Harry Goble Marcum, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Marcum, died at his home in Catlettsburg Tuesday, aged 44 years, after an illness of a few months. He was a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. O'Neal, Mrs. C. C. Hill, Miss Edith Marcum and Mrs. Ella Hays, of this city. He is survived by his wife, his parents, and one brother. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1916
Ashland, KY, Jul 30--in an automobile accident at Sciotoville, OH, James McCafferty, of Ashland, was killed and James Williams sustained a broken back. McCafferty leaves a wife and one child. Williams, who recently moved to Portsmouth from Ashland, leaves a wife and 3 children. Three other men in the machine escaped with slight bruises. Big Sandy news, Aug 4,1916
MCKENZIE, Stella (Burchwell)
Stella, wife of Albert McKenzie of Manila, KY, was born Apr 1, 1879, died Aug 10, 1916. She was a daughter of Edmond Burchwell, of Relief, KY. She was married to Albert McKenzie at about the age of 20. She became a Christian shortly after her marriage, and joined the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap and from that time lived a devoted Christian life. She leaves a husband and 2 sons, Homer and Ford, aged respectively, 15 and 7 years, and an infant daughter named Ola, her twin sister having died and was buried with her mother. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1916
NAPIER, Mrs. W. J.
Wayne, WV--Mrs. W. J. Napier, Wayne, died Sunday, Aug 13, after a month's illness. Mrs. Napier was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chapman Adkins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Damron, Monday, after which the body was interred in the Wayne Cemetery. The surviving relatives are 3 children and husband, mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters, besides a number of relatives. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1916
Charles Osborn, age 22, whose home was at Lawton, Boyd County, was run over by a C & O freight train Saturday night and instantly killed, his body being severed in two at the hips and his lower extremities badly mangled. The unfortunate young man who was single and a crowd of friends were riding the C & O extra freight when the accident occurred. Osborn was the third victim of our wheels in this section last week. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
The body of Bascom Rickman was found Saturday morning along side the N & W tracks near Prichard, WV. It is supposed he was killed by a train. He was 26 years of age and was employed as cook on the N & W camp cars. The body was taken to the Rickman home at Zelda for burial. Two sisters of the young man, Miss Margaret Rickman and Mrs. Lutie Workman of Portsmouth, were among those from a distance who attended the burial. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
SCOTT, Mrs. Winfield
After returning from a Baltimore hospital where she underwent an operation, Mrs. Winfield Scott, wife of a prominent Grayson, KY banker died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Culton, in Huntington, Friday last. Mrs. Scott had returned from the hospital 3 weeks ago intending to spend a short time with her daughter before returning home. apparently she was recuperating when Friday morning she became very ill and a short time after died. With the husband and daughter, one son, Albert, 20 years old, survives. Interment took place in Huntington Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
Twin Branch--The death angle visited the home of Arthur Spillman and took from him his darling little baby, aged 2 months. Weep not, dear father, mother, sisters and brothers, prepare to meet little Lonnie. He has gone to that glory world where there is no sickness, pain or death, but all is joy and happiness. The casket that held little Lonnie's body was carried by girls, friends of Mrs. Spillman--Mrs. Hester Chapman, Misses Julia and Lizzie Atkins, Iona, Elzena and Lucy Spillman. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
STEPHENS, Mrs. Andy
On Wednesday, Aug 2 Mrs. Andy Stephens passed away at her home on lower Cross Street. She had been sick several months with the dreaded disease tuberculosis but was not confined to her bed until the last 2 weeks. She is survived by her husband and 6 children who mourn her loss. The funeral and burial services will take place on Friday in the Weddington Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Aug 11, 1916
The death angel has again visited our community and taken for its victim Harry Thomas. He was about 27 years of age, and leaves a father, mother, 5 sisters and 3 brothers to mourn his loss. They were all present at the funeral but one sister. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was sick but a short time. He was laid to rest in the Bricky graveyard. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
TRIPLETT, Tempa Shepherd
Webbville--As briefly stated last week, death has been in our community and saddened homes of our friends and neighbors. Mrs. Tempa Shepherd Triplett answered the call of our Father on Friday, Jul 21. Drs. Osborn of Blaine, York of Louisa and Mutters of Ashland, were in consultation with Dr. Thompson, but after 6 days of suffering she passed away. She was a very beautiful and attractive girl, who a year ago went to Galveston, TX, where she was married to Austin Triplett, of the 7th KY Infantry. Her married life was brief but very happy. Mr. Triplett arrived 2 days before her death. She was conscious until the last and gave every assurance to her friends that the passing was into that home not made with hands. She leaves an infant daughter, husband, father, mother, brothers, sisters and numerous friends. The funeral was preached at the home by Brother Leonard Bowling and her body laid to rest in the family lot overlooking the home by the side of a sister and brother. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
VINSON, Mrs. L. T.
After suffering for many months, Mrs. L. T. Vinson, wife of Dr. Vinson, formerly a citizen of Kenova, died at her home in Huntington, Tuesday, Aug 1st. She was a gifted singer and a favorite in social and musical circles. Mrs. Vinson was born in Augusta, KY, but spent practically her entire life in Huntington. After completing her education she became the wife of Dr. Vinson. One child was born to them, Lindsey, a little girl whose birthday fell on the day of hr mother's death. Ceredo Advance. Big Sandy News, Aug 18,1916
Fallsburg--Mrs. Lillie Webb fell dead at her home Monday morning about 8 o'clock Jul 24, and was buried on the following Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. French Rice. Mrs. Webb was ?68? years ? months and 22 days old. She is survived by 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. She had lived quite a number of years in this place. She was well known and loved by all who knew her. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1916
Ulysses--An infant child of the late John Webb and wife, died recently of cholera infantum. Little Margaret was 9 months old at the time of her death. She was sick 10 days. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1916
James Bartram, aged 75, died at his home in Fort Gay Wednesday evening, after an illness of only 3 days. He was in a fair state of health up to Sunday afternoon for a man of his advanced age. At that time he sustained a hemorrhage of the brain and gradually grew worse until the end. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the Frazier burial grounds. Mr. Bartram was a good man and had the respect and good will of his neighbors. He had been a consistent member of the M. E. Church for many years. Also, he was a worthy member of the Masonic fraternity and was buried with the honors of that order. A wife and several sons and daughters survive him. The daughters are: Mrs. M. E. Bryan, of Fort Gay, Mrs. J. W. Wriston, of Maine, Mrs. L. A. Cathers, of Oregon, Mrs. Stanley of Chattaroi, WV. The sons are William Bartram of Cleveland, Ed Bartram of Omega, OH, Henry Bartram of Missouri, and Sam Bartram of Louisa. Most of them live too far away to reach here in time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
BLACKFORD, Ollie Chase
The following from the Lexington Herald refers to the grandmother of Mrs. Richard V. Garred, of this city, and who is remembered in Louisa, having visited Mrs. Garred a few years ago. Mrs. Ollie Chase Blackford died Tuesday evening of last week at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Clarke, in Lexington. Mrs. Blackford was born in Clarke County. For a great many years she had made her home in Lexington with her daughter and was held in high esteem by her friends. She had been in declining health for several years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. W. F. Clarke and Mrs. Metta Sellers of Charlottesville, VA. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mark Collis of the Christian Church. burial took place in the Lexington Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
BLANKENSHIP, Mrs. John
Osie--Mrs. John Blankenship of Irish Creek succumbed to the awful effects of tuberculosis last week. She leaves a husband and a number of children to mourn her loss. She was laid to rest in the home cemetery. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1916
Eliphus Boggs, a prominent Blaine citizen, died at his home Aug 28, 1916. He was 84 years of age and his death was not unexpected. He had for several years been bothered with heart trouble which together with old age helped to end his peaceful life. He served during the 14th Infantry of the Civil War and was an old soldier and pensioner. Having fought for the good of his country and lived a life for Jesus Christ. He was the last one of the family and lived with his son, Arthur Boggs on Big Blaine. He received all the care that human hands could give, but God saw fit to call him to his final reward. He was buried in the family and relative graveyard near his home. He was beloved by all who knew him and leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss, he died leaving not an enemy in all the land. He was honest, industrious, clever, accommodating and religious and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years. the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clim Boggs of Canesses Creek. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
Uncle Steve Bond, 75 years old, died at his home near Flat Gap, after a brief illness, brought on by infirmities due to old age. Mr. Bond has been a prosperous business man and one of our leading citizens. He is the father of Dr. Charles Bond, of Lockwood and Drs. O. K. and Kert Bond of Catlettsburg and of Mrs. James Pendleton, Sr., of this city. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery near Flat Gap. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1916
CLAY, Mrs. Charles W.
Mrs. Charles W. Clay died at her home on Long Branch, nor far from Fallsburg, Wednesday. She was 68 years of age and leaves a husband and grown children. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1916
Dr. Smith, of Red Bush, started to the hospital Saturday, Aug 19, with Willie Cole, son of Joe Cole, of Mine Fork. They had reached Dan Davis of Manila when a fearful thunderstorm stopped them. They just intended to shelter from the storm and then resume their journey, when the young man had a severe hemorrhage which resulted in his death. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Daniel, formerly of Johnson County, but who now live in Ohio, was bitten on the neck several weeks ago by a rat and died. The little fellow was laid to rest in the family cemetery on Hood, this county, Monday. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1916
Miss June Davis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davis, died at her home near Paintsville last Friday. Her funeral was held Sunday, conducted by Rev. H. G. Sowards. She had been sick for some time, but was able to be out horse back riding only a few days ago and her death was unexpected. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1916
FELTNER, "Bad Mose"
"Bad Mose" Feltner, who played a big role in the Hargis-Cockrell feud in Breathitt County, was shot to death by United States Marshal G. A. Sizemore at Hazard, when he refused to go to jail on a charge of moonshining. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
GILLUM, Mrs. John
Mrs. Gillum, wife of Mr. John Gillum, died Thursday at the home of her son, Mr. Tom Gillum in Ashland, after an illness of 8 weeks. Her death was due to old age. The deceased was 95 years old and was born in Magoffin County. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah Patrick Jackson and in her death the link is broken which joined the present to the past for nearly a century. She has lived all her life in Magoffin and Elliott Counties until only the past few weeks which she has spent with her son. She was a woman of unusual traits of character and had her own opinions about things which she not only expressed but were carried out even after her passing.. She belonged to what is known as the foot washing Baptists. During her life and illness was strong in her religious beliefs and reared her family by the same faith. She always requested that when death came, her daughters should dress her and prepare her four burial and that her son, Isaac should make her coffin as she wanted no undertaker about. She also requested that there should be no foolish expense and that things should be just as plain as they possibly could be make, and that it was foolish to put into the ground something that would do no one any good either in this life or after death. She said she was going on a pleasant journey and that Jesus was with her and would walk with her and she wanted no tears shed, and that she wanted the home happy that she left here and she was going to a home so beautiful. She also said it was a long journey to take her body back to Elliott County and bury her but this was the last thing her children could do for her and that she wanted to be carried back in the old time wagon, that she and her husband had traveled in so many years to the meetings in the country. That those were her happiest days and this might be some inconvenience for the children but she wanted them to grant this her last request and that she wanted her sons, Isaac who is a Baptist preacher, to make the marks at the grave and her children and grandchildren to sing, "How Firm a Foundation." Her request was carried out to the letter and before the dawn of day, the family who had gathered from all parts of the State had assembled in the little home in Ashland and all started on their journey to Elliott County to reach there about noon Saturday morning where the burial was held. The funeral, according to the old-time custom, will not be preached until next spring. She is survived by her aged husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. J. Waddell of Elliott County, Mrs. E. H. Johnson, of Jackson, OH, I. R. Gillum of Fairview, and T. J. Gillum of Ashland Big Sandy News, Sep 15,1916
GRAY, Dr. I. E.
Pike County--After an illness covering several months Dr. I. E. Gray died at his home on Main Street last Saturday morning of Brights disease. He had suffered long and patiently. His age was 79 years. Dr. Gray was a native of Virginia and came to Kentucky during the Civil War as a Union soldier. Soon after the close of the war he settled at Pikeville and practiced medicine. When appointed U. S. Commissioner about 2 years ago he retired from the practice of medicine and engaged in his other work until prevented by illness. He never fully recovered from a stroke of paralysis some time ago. His funeral was in charge of the Cecil Lodge F & A. M. of which he had long been a member. Burial in the city cemetery beside other members of his family. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
On Thursday, Aug 17, near the hour of 3 p.m. the pilgrimage of aunt Louisa Hays, wife of Andy Hays, of Adams, KY, came to a close as the black winged messenger flapped his pinions across the tired, care worn form of this good woman and ended a life full of good deeds. Her soul arose in triumph over death, hell and the grave, and wended its way to the paradise of God. She had been in failing health for some years, but had only been confined to her bed a few months. She suffered greatly for many days before death relieved her, but bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude. She had passed her 68th mile stone, was converted at the age of 14 years and became a member of the United Baptist Church. She was the mother of 10 children, 2 dying in infancy. The surviving ones are Willis, Zeal and John of Ashland, Green of Inez, Zyra, Alonzo, Dexon, of Paintsville, Mrs. Sol Carter, Greenup, Mrs. Monroe Adams, Mrs. Henry Pack of Adams. Mrs. Hays was kind and gently in all her dealing with her fellow being. She enjoyed feeding the hungry. She was a faithful companion, a loving mother and a true Christian woman in every respect. The funeral took place the following day, conducted by Revs. William Copley and G. V. Pack after which the body was taken to the family graveyard and there deposited to await when those that hear his voice shall come forth. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
HOLBROOK, Mrs. W. M.
On Saturday, Aug 19, the death angel visited the home of W. M. Holbrook and family and took from us our darling wife and mother. all was done that cherished hands could do, but when the black winged messenger flapped his pinions across the tired, care worn form of dear mother and ended a life full of good deeds, her soul arose in triumph over death, hell and the grave and wended its way to the paradise of God. She had been in failing health for some years, but had been confined to her bed only a few months. She suffered greatly for many days before death relieved her, but bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude. She was 56 years 6 months and 12 days old. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her walks have proved what she was. She was the mother of 16 children, 4 dying in infancy. She was kind and gentle in all her dealings with her fellow being. She enjoyed feeding the hungry. She was a faithful companion, a loving mother and a true Christian in every respect. The funeral took place the following day, conducted by Revs. Harvey, Berry and Hicks, after which the body was taken to the family graveyard, there to await the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1916
JESSEE, Ella Brumfield Smith
was born Aug 17, 1872, died Aug 22, 1916 aged 44 years and 5 days. Married to Lindsey Smith, Dec 25, 1892, and some years after Mr. Smith's death she was married to L. C. Jessee, who now lived at Prichard, WV. She had one son, Walter, by her first marriage. She was the daughter of George S. and Elizabeth Brumfield, who are well known and honored citizens of Lawrence County, KY. She joined the M. E. Church, South at Kavanaugh early in life. She was a noble Christian character, a model mother and wife. She leaves a father and mother, son and husband and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Because of the nature of her malady, she demanded much care and she had the best of attention from doctors, friends and relatives and especially from her father and mother. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
James Jones, whose illness was mentioned in the NEWS last week, died at his home on Lick Creek last Friday morning of typhoid. he contracted the disease at Williamson, WV and lived only a few days after his arrival at home. He was about 55 years old and leaves a wife and children. He was a quiet, good citizen. Big Sandy news, Sep 22, 1916
KAZEE, Mrs. Arlie (Mintie Salyer)
Ulysses--Mrs. Arlie Kazee, of Ashland, died of typhoid fever one day last week and was brought here to Mr. Kazee's former home and buried Saturday in the Kazee graveyard. The deceased was Miss Mintie Salyer and was married to Mr. Kazee a few months ago. Her father and her sister accompanied her remains to their last resting place and then returned to their home in Morgan County. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
John Maxie, of Mazie, this county, was instantly killed Tuesday by a tree striking him on the head. He cut the tree down and in falling it landed on a smaller tree and was deflected from its course sufficiently to catch Maxie. His brother witnessed the sad accident. Mr. Maxie was about 45 years old. He leaves a wife and 2 children, one grown and the other a small boy. He was a well do to citizen, owning considerable amount of land, and was highly respected. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1916
Labe McHenry died at Kalama, WA, Sep 9, after an illness of more than 2 years from lung trouble. The immediate cause of his death, however, is said to have been heart disease, from which he had been suffering for 10 days In his last hours he called for his Kentucky relatives many times. Labe was 26 year old. He was married about 3 months ago to Miss Jeanie Crealing of Kalama. In addition to the widow the surviving relatives at Kalama are a sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Curnutte and his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McHenry. Eight or nine years ago Labe went to Kalama with his 2 sisters, Mrs. Curnutte and Miss Emma and his mother. The latter died some time afterward. One brother, Flem, still lives in Louisa. At various times we have heard good reports about Labe. He was an exemplary young man in every respect and had a high standing at Kalama. He became a Mason at an early age and was the youngest Master Mason in State of Washington. He grew up in the Sunday school of the M. E. Church South at Louisa and was a model boy. The following is from a Kalama, WA paper:
Laban McHenry was born at Louisa, Lawrence County, KY on Aug 2, 1890. He lived there until he was 18 years old, when with an older sister he moved to Huntington, WV where he resided 2 years. Upon her death he came to Kalama, WA. In 1910, with his sister, mother and a sister and her family. He was a Mason and was Worshipful Master of the local order and was the youngest Master Mason in the State of Washington to attain that high position, being but 26 years of age. He was married to Jeanetta Creveling, Jun 6, of this year. their happy home was broken by death on Sep 9, 1916. Mr. McHenry is survived by his wife, his mother, a brother, Flem McHenry of Louisa, KY, and a sister, Mrs. R.M. Curnutte, of Kalama. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank McConaughy at the Congregational Church. He was buried with the Masonic ritual at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. A large body of Masons from surrounding towns was in attendance. Big Sandy news, Sep 29.1916
MILLER, Mary and Otto
Meads Branch--There was great distress and sorrow for about 2 weeks at the home of J. C. Miller, 2 of his children being in bed with the same time with that fatal disease among children, known as diphtheria. Otto, 4 years old and Mary, 2 1/2 years. Dr. J. O. Moore administered the great remedy, antitoxin, but little Mary was too far gone and on Tuesday, Sep the 5th she had to die. It was thought that little, Ottie might recover, but on Tuesday Sep the 12th little Otto died just one week between their deaths. They had a very lonesome and distressing time during the 2 weeks of sickness of their children, because everybody was afraid to go there on account of this disease being contagious. These 2 children sleep beside each other in the Judd graveyard. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
The 2 infant children of J. C. Miller and wife of Meads Branch died of diphtheria. Little Mary Miller was born Jan 2 , 1913 and departed this life Sep 5, 1916, aged 2 years 7 months and 5 days. Just one week from the death of little Mary her little brother, Otto had to die. Otto Gartin Miller was born Dec 27, 1911 and departed this life Sep 12, 1916 aged 4 years 4 months and 12 days. they were the grandchildren of Rev. A. H Miller. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
Ledocio--Mary, little daughter of W. T. Moore, departed this life Aug 6, 1916,age 10 years 4 months and 20 days. She had been sick since Jan 1916, but bore it with patience, never murmuring and always meeting her friends with a smile. She leaves to mourn her loss, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and her father. Her mother preceded her to the better world not long ago. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. T. Fraley. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
Else Mullens, 18 years old, died as the result of injuries which he received when he fell under a freight train at Fords Branch last Tuesday. Mullens, with other boys, boarded the train and fell while jumping from car to car. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1916
John Pickrell, colored, died Wednesday morning at his home in Louisa, after a brief illness. He had both typhoid and pneumonia in severe form. The body was buried Thursday in the Wallace burial grounds about 2 miles from Louisa. John was almost 59 years old. Almost constantly for 40 years he had been a porter and waiter at whit is now the Brunswick hotel in Louisa. He was more widely known then most colored men. His courtesy and intelligence and sense of humor had made him popular with the traveling public. A wife and 2 sisters survive him. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1916
PRICE, Mrs. James and children
Mrs. James Price and four children have died near Richardson, this county, within the last few days, and the only remaining child, age 2 months, is reported to be in a dying condition. Only the husband remains alive and well. The mother was the first to die. The cases have puzzled the attending physician and the only theory we have heard advanced is poisoning. All those who died ate cabbage hat had been cooked for supper. The husband did not eat any of the cabbage. Mrs. Price became very sick in the night and died the next day. The children also grew violently ill, with the same symptoms, and died soon afterward. They lived on the Noah Mead farm near Graves Shoals. The neighborhood is considerably alarmed and cabbage is being tabooed. Big Sandy News, Sep 15,1916
The death angel knocked at the door of Charley and Dorsa Ratcliff Sep 3, and called little Walter, aged 3 years. The angel again knocked at their door on the 14th and took their darling baby Pearlorene, age 9 months. The bodies were laid to rest in the Caney Fork graveyard, the funerals being held by Bro. M. V. Berry and Bro., S. J. Hicks. The graves were decorated with beautiful flowers by their relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1916
SCHMUCKER, Mrs. W. M. (Lizzie Hammond)
Mrs. W. M. Schmucker died at her home in Canton, OH on Thursday of last week and was buried on Sunday at that place. Her health had not been good for some time, but the illness that caused her death was of only a few days duration. Mrs. Schmucker was formerly Miss Elizabeth Hammond of Fort Gay, where her mother and 3 brothers still live. She was an excellent woman. A husband and 3 children are left--Mabel, age 21, Ethel, 19, George, 17. Mrs. Schmucker was 55 years old. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. Frank Hammond, of the W. H. Adams store, went to Canton and attended the funeral. Big Sandy news, Sep 1, 1916
James Short, died at his home near Yatesville on Thursday of last week, in his 78th year. The burial took place Saturday in the family burial grounds. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the services. Mr. Short had been confined to his bed nearly 4 years. He leaves a wife and 6 children, all grown. He had been a member of the M. E. Church South about 40 years. He had led a quiet life and was a good citizen. Big Sandy News. Sep 15, 1916
Died, on the 8th inst James Short at the aged of 77 years He had been an honest and upright citizen all his life and for many years past he had lived the life of a Christian. He leaves a large concourse of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. His remains were interred at the old family burial ground near the home of his brother, George C. Short. the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.B. Hulett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1916
Mrs. Skeen, a widow living at Tabors Creek, WV, a short distance below Fort Gay, died Monday. Her age was bout 65 years. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1916
Potter--Died on Sep 2, 1916, Mrs. Vernie Skeen. She was 56 years old. She was a true Christian mother. She had lived a Christian life several years. She was a loving and devoted mother and leaves 11 children to morn her loss, but their loss is heaven's gain. The children are: John Fortner, Meredith, WV, Maggie Billups, Tabors Creek, Charlie Fortner, Deskin, VA, George Fortner, Keystone, WV, Mary Dean, Tabors Creek, Paul Skeen of Welch, WV, Jim and Meldir, Harriet and Hulda at home. All the children were present except Charlie. She was the mother of 13 children, 2 having preceded her to the glory land. She leaves 4 sisters, one brother and an aged mother. Would say to the children, weep not for mother for she has gone to meet your papa, who died several years ago. Just prepare to meet them in that bright and happy home. Aunt Vernie was a good woman, loved by all who knew her. Her funeral was preached in the big brick church at Tabors Creek by Rev. Ball and Puckett. Her sisters are Mrs. Charley Ramey of Rove Creek, Mrs. Ferbie Baldwin, of Deskin, VA, Mrs. David Mullins, Potter, Mrs. Booker Mullins of Zelda. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1916
SLATER, Private Joseph
Wayne County authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Private Joseph Slater, Second West Virginia Infantry, whose body was found on a railroad trestle at Kenova last Sunday morning. Slater, who resided at Williamson, had been summoned as a witness in the Mingo County election fraud cases now on trial in the federal court in Huntington. His friends declare he was first attacked and his body then placed on the track. Big Sandy news, Sep 29, 1916
VAUGHAN, Mrs. "B" (Mrs. W. H.)
Mrs. W. H. Vaughan did at Paintsville Monday. She had been in ill health for quite a while but her death was unexpected. Heart disease is said to have been the trouble that brought the end so suddenly. The burial took place Wednesday. Rev. Carder was called from Newport to conduct the services. Mrs. Vaughan was a faithful member of the M. E. Church and Rev. Carder had been her pastor for 4 years. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1916
WELLS, Byron, Jr.
Byron, Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Wells, of Middle Creek, died Saturday afternoon of acute indigestion. the little fellow had been sick only a few hours when his condition became serious and despite all the tender care and medical assistance that could be had, he passed away Saturday afternoon. He was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the city cemetery here. Big Sandy News, Sep 15,1916
WHALEN, Carrol Kathryn
At noon Saturday, Sep 16, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whalen and claimed for its own their only child, Carrol Kathryn, a sweet little girl of 16 months. She was taken very seriously ill on Monday with brain fever and although everything was done that the best medical aid and kind and loving hands could do, God in His great wisdom saw fit to take her from those who loved her here, and place her among the angels, and those whose hearts are made saddest here can only say "Thy will of God be done." Funeral Sunday afternoon at Thealka Church by Bro. T. J. Collins. Interment in the Paintsville Cemetery. Mrs. Whalen was formerly Miss Mollie Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Burton, who have resided in this community for a number of years, coming here from Louisa where they are well known. Big Sandy News, Sep 29,1916
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai Wilson, Jr., died at their home on Lick Creek Wednesday evening. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1916
Portsmouth, Oct 12--A well dressed stranger said to be John Allen, a public works construction man of Ironton, apparently about 50 years of age, was found dead in bed in a room on the third floor of the Wesley Hall Mission, Wednesday morning. It is said the man has a wife living in Ironton. He formerly worked for the Sheridan Kirk Contract Company on Dam No. 31, just below Portsmouth, and was a foreman of the construction forces which built the government dam at Fern???, below Cincinnati He had been in poor health for some time past and just recently returned from the South. At the mission it was stated that Allen had been staying there for the past 10 days. Rev. J. E. Dibert said the man had been drinking Tuesday, but that when evening came he attended services in the chapel, taking an active interest in the meeting and going to the altar. Some tracts of religious leaflets what were given to him to be distributed to other persons whom he might encounter were also found in his pockets, Wednesday morning. Dan Frederick of Cleveland, who is also stopping at the mission, said Allen had invited him to share his room with him, but that when he went up stairs shortly after 10 o'clock he found the door of Allen's room locked. Big Sandy news, Oct 20, 1916
BEVINS, George W.
George W. Bevins, of Georges Creek, this county, was found alongside the railroad track early last Friday morning in the upper part of Catlettsburg, with both legs cut off just below the knees. He was found about 2:30 a.m. and was taken to a hospital at Ashland, where he died at 8 o'clock. A freight train is supposed to have cut off his legs. His wife was notified and she and other relatives went to Ashland on the first train, arriving after his death. The body was taken home the same evening. Mr. Bevins was about 38 years old and leaves a wife and 2 children. He was an honest, industrious farmer and huckster. Lately he had been running a small boat to Catlettsburg, marketing his produce in that way. His sad death aroused a feeling of deep sorrow throughout his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. His aged father has been blind for many years and the blow to him is very hard. Big Sandy news, Oct 27, 1916
BUSKIRK, Mrs. R. W. (Melda Hamilton)
Mrs. R. W. Buskirk, of Matewan, died at Huntington, following an operation for an acute internal ailment. Mrs. Buskirk, who was in girlhood Miss Melda Hamilton, was born in Knott County, KY and was a member of a prominent and highly respected family of that section of Kentucky. Her marriage to Mr. Buskirk occurred 30 years ago. She leaves no children. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
Lewis Castle died at his home in West Paintsville Sep 28 He had been sick for a few weeks with typhoid fever, but his death came so sudden that it was a surprise to his family and friends. He was a son of Anna Castle of Offutt. About one year ago he married to Miss Dora Bailey of this city. Mr. Castle was a kind-hearted boy and loved by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, father, 2 sisters, 3 brothers and a host of friends to mourn their loss. The remains were laid to rest in the old family cemetery on Toms Creek. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
ELLIOTT, Mrs. Loraine (Hamilton)
Mrs. Loraine Elliott died at the age of 84 years at her home on Beaver in Floyd County She was the mother of W. K. and Robert C. Elliott, of this city, who with their families attended the burial which was held at the family cemetery. Mrs. Elliott's death followed a short illness from paralysis. She is survived by her husband who is 90 years of age and by 9 children. Mrs. Elliott was a daughter of Jesse and Josephine Hamilton and was one of 17 children. For 41 years she had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Jones, who is 86 years old. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1916
FITZPATRICK, Hi, Jr.
Hindman, KY, Oct 14--Hi Fitzpatrick, Jr. and John Conley shot and instantly killed each other in a duel with pistols. The shooting occurred on Salt Creek in Knott County near the Floyd County line. The trouble came up over the price of a suit of clothes Fitzpatrick had sold Conley a few days before. The two men met the evening before the killing and fought over the same thing. Fitzpatrick claimed Conley had not paid him for the clothes according to his agreement and they began to argue about it, which resulted in the fight. When they met again there were 3 others with them, but had nothing to do with the trouble. It seems that Conley and Fitzpatrick were both prepared for the meeting and began shooting before those present could interfere. Fitzpatrick was a son of Alex Fitzpatrick who lives on Quick Sand, in Knott County and Conley was the son of Elijah Conley, who lives in that community and is a cousin to Attorneys W. H. May and A. J. May of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1916
FRASHER, Nancy Ratcliff
Mrs. Nancy Ratcliff Frasher died at her home near Fort Gay, WV, last Saturday, Oct 14, at the age of 71 years 6 months and 27 days. She was united in marriage to N. F. Frasher Apr 18, 1867 and to this union were born 3 boys and one girl. Since 1867 Mrs. Frasher had been a consistent member of the M. E. Church, South. The funeral and burial took place Sunday, conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of this city, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Big Sandy news, Oct 20, 1916
FUGATE, Mrs. Joe
Mrs. Joe Fugate died Thursday at her home at the mouth of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1916
The death of Mrs. Joe Fugett occurred on Thursday of last week at the home of Mrs. Granville Fugett, on lower Jefferson St., this city. On the Sunday before Mrs. Fugett and 3 small children had arrived from their home in London, OH for a visit to Mr. Fugett's mother and other relatives. When she reached Louisa, she complained of not feeling well and went to bed soon afterwards. A week or two ago she had stepped on a nail and this caused blood poisoning and lock jaw, which resulted in death. Her husband and other relatives were summoned and were at her bedside a few days before she passed away. Mrs. Fugett was a daughter of Freeland Moore, of Long Branch, near Fallsburg and the body was taken to that place on Friday where appropriate funeral services were held, followed by burial in the family burial ground. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fugett is survived by 3 children, whose ages are 9 years, 7 years and a baby only a few months old. She was a good woman and was devoted to her family and had been a consistent member of the church for several years. Before moving to Ohio Mr. and Mrs. Fugett were residents of this county and lived in Louisa for a while. Big Sandy news, Oct 27, 1916
Arthur, the 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heston, died at their home in New Richmond, OH after an illness of diphtheria. His body was brought to Louisa for burial, arriving Wednesday evening. Ben Heston is a native of Louisa and is employed on the government dam at New Richmond. His wife was Miss Lucy Skeens, a sister of Misses Bettie and Annie Skeens, of this place. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
Louisa relatives and friends were deeply grieved to hear of the sudden death of Dr. Cecil Hudgins, a prominent physician of Olive Hill. He was a son in law of F. R. Moore, of Louisa, who sends us the following account:
Olive Hill, KY, Sep 28--Dr. Cecil L. Hudgins died Sep 28,1916. Was stricken with an attack of heart disease and uremic poison at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and was conscious from the time he was stricken. He was 59 on 16th of July. He leaves a widow, Nellie Moore Hudgins, daughter of F. R. and Belle Moore, and 4 children and 3 grandchildren to mourn his loss. The children are Mrs. A. C. Burrows, Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. R. L. Garvin, Olive Hill, KY, Mrs. A. L. Fry, St. Louis, MO, and Mr. Fred Hudgins, Lafayette, IN. He was a constant Christian, devoted husband and loving, indulgent father. He had a host of friends, was a leading physician, with a large practice and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is now basking in that sun bright clime undimmed by sorrow, unheard of time, where age has no power over the fadeless flowers, where the eye is fore and the heart is ??. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1916
HUTCHINSON, Charles D.
West Virginia--Charles D. Hutchinson, aged 34 years, died Wednesday of last week at his home in Huntington, from an illness which was the sequel to an attack of typhoid fever last winter. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hutchinson and is survived by his wife, nee Hattie Ross, of Guyandotte, and 4 children. Hutchinson was employed until recently in a furniture store at Charleston. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the residence, with Rev. L. E. McEldowney officiating. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
KASH, Dr. M. C.
Dr. M. C. Kash, of Salyersville, KY, died suddenly Tuesday. He was about 55 years of age and was one of the most popular and successful physicians in Magoffin County. He has been in rather poor health for some 7 or 8 years and has had to go to the hospital several times for treatment. He was a member of the Christian Church and is survived by a wife and one son, Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1916
Capt. George Littlejohn of Grayson, is seriously ill, and his death is expected at any hour. Capt. Littlejohn is 75 years of age. He is the father of Editor John Littlejohn, a prominent newspaper man formerly of Grayson. He was at one time in the merchandising business in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 6,1916
Walter, the 10 year old son of Mrs. Kate Lockwood, died Saturday night at the home at Savage Branch of diphtheria. The little fellow had been ill only a few days. This bereavement is unusually sad in view of the fact that the father "Cob" Lockwood met an untimely death only a few months ago, when a sudden attack of illness caused him to fall and sustain injuries which caused his death. The funeral was held Monday with burial at the family graveyard. Mrs. Lockwood was Miss Kate Johnston, a sister of Jack Johnston, former O & R. S. Passenger conductor and C. R. Johnston, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
LOWE, Goldie Mae
Mossy Bottom--At 8 o'clock Friday the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lowe, and claimed for its own their only daughter, Goldia Mae. She was taken very seriously ill Wednesday night. Everything was done that the best medical aid and kind, loving hands could do, God in his great wisdom saw fit to take her from those who loved her here and place her among the angels and those whose hearts are made saddest here can only say, "Thy will of God be done." Little Goldia Mae was a bright and lovable child and her smiling face will be sadly missed by many friends as well as in the home of which she was the idol. Funeral services were conducted by Bro., Hopkins after which her little form was laid to rest in the family burial ground there to sleep the peaceful sleep till the dead in Christ shall rise. Besides her father and mother she leaves a little brother and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1916
Mrs. Hulda McCown died on Wednesday afternoon at Adams, this county, at the home of her son in law and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thompson. She was the widow of Thomas McCowan and is survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons. Mrs. McCown was about 72 years old and had for years been a member of the M. E. Church. the funeral and burial took place Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. William Copley. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1916
Ashland Independent--Many were grieved last Saturday to learn of the passing of Mrs. Sarah Moore of Catlettsburg, widow of the late Col. L. T. Moore. Her death occurred at her beautiful home "Beech Moore" where she has lived for many years. At 9 p.m. the night before Mrs. Moore was 89 years of age and was born at Guyandotte, WV. As a girl she was counted exceedingly handsome and charming and at her extreme age she was still a beautiful woman. But it was her gentle manner and her sweet and sunny disposition that made her beloved by all. She was charitable to the poor and no one who asked alms went away unaided from her door. It was a pleasure to be with her at her home. She was so cheerful and interesting, was well informed on the general news of the day and conversed fluently on all things about her. Her illness was of but 3 days duration and her death was due to pneumonia.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. James Patton, Mrs. Minnie and Lydia Moore of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Eugene Buffington of Chicago, all of whom were with her when the final summons came, excepting Mrs. Buffington, who will arrive later. One sister also survives, Mrs. Virginia Ricketts of Huntington, WV. Owing to Mrs. Rickett's extreme age, she being past 90, she was not able to attend the funeral. the obsequies were held Sunday at her late home. Burial in the Ashland Cemetery where rests her husband and others who preceded her to the spirit land. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1916
Zelda--We are all very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Tillie Perry. She was an aged lady whom everybody loved. Her granddaughters of Portsmouth, came to her bedside a few hours before death came. Big Sandy News, Oct 2, 1916
REED, Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Thomas Reed died at the home of her son, Leander Adams, in this county on Wednesday of this week. She was about 75 years old. Her father moved to this county in 1816, when there were only half a dozen families on Blaine. She has another son, ??? Adams, who lives in Ohio. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1916
John M. Sagraves was in Louisa Wednesday the guest of Rev. Foglesong. He was returning from Whitehouse where he was called by the illness and death of his mother. He reached there Sunday night and she lived until Monday morning and was conscious to the last. The burial took place Tuesday. Rev. R. F. Rice conducted the funeral services, it was under his preaching that Mrs. Sagraves was converted several years ago. She was 70 years old. Always a good woman she had lived a consistent Christian life ever since her conversion. Her husband preceded her to his eternal home a few years ago. Big Sandy News, Oct 27,1916
Medley Thompson, whose illness has heretofore been mentioned in the NEWS, died at his home at Meads station, Boyd County, Monday evening. the burial took place Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Thompson moved from this county about 10 years ago. He was a son of Rev. A. J. Thompson, of Adams. He was a farmer and an excellent citizen in every way. His life was quiet and unobtrusive and he had the respect of all who knew him. His sister, Mrs. A. L. Burton, and brother, C. C. Thompson, of this county, attended the funeral. Rev. R. F. Rice went down also and preached the funeral. Cancer of the stomach caused Mr. Thompson's death. He had long been a sufferer from this trouble. Big Sandy News, Oct 27,1916
VANCE, G. W.
On last Thursday Oct 12, Mr. G. W. Vance passed away in Lexington at the State hospital with pellagra. The remains were brought home on Friday evening and the body laid to rest in the Weddington Cemetery on Sunday morning. Rev. Reid, of the Methodist Church, conducted the funeral services. He is survived by 5 sons, German, Lee, Malcolm, George and Dewey. Big Sandy News, Oct 20,1916
WALDECK, Dr. Monroe
Dr. Monroe Waldeck died at his home at Ezel, Morgan County last week at the age of 76. He was related to Dunlap and John Waldeck and Mrs. T. S. Thompson, of Louisa, and visited her about a year ago. Big Sandy news, Oct 20,1916
Dr. J. Monroe Waldeck, whose death was mentioned in these columns last week, was born in West Liberty, KY Mar 19, 1841. His father was Alexander Waldeck, a native of Virginia, his mother was Rhoda Maxey, of Morgan County. One brother survives him, Alexander D. Waldeck, of Denver, CO. He married Perry Anne Howerton, of Morgan County, Mar 18, 1869, to this union were born 13 children, 7 boys and 6 daughters. His wife, 4 sons, and 5 daughters survive him. His death was caused by a complication of diseases incident to a man of his age. He was buried by the Masonic fraternity of which he had been a member for over a quarter of a century. He joined the Christian Church early in life and was always an influential and earnest worker in the cause. He was a Union soldier during the Civil War, and was a noted physician, having an extensive practice in different parts of Kentucky.--Hazel Green Herald, Big Sandy News, Oct 27,1916
WALTER, Elizabeth (Litteral)
Mrs. Elizabeth Walter died last Sunday night at the home of her son, Dr. W. L. Walter, near Becknerville, Clarke County, of senility. She was born in Johnson County in 1836, being a daughter of George Litteral. The body was sent at noon Monday to her former home at Buffalo, KY and was accompanied by her 2 sons, Dr. Walter and J.P. Walter. The burial took place Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1916
Mrs. Webb of Bonanza, mother of Mrs. I. M. Burke, passed into the great beyond Saturday morning. She had lived to a ripe old age, being about 80 years old. Big Sandy News, Oct 27,1916
BERRY, Mrs. Hiram (Kizzie Lambert)
Mrs. Hiram Berry died at her home on East Fork Wednesday and will be buried today at that place. Her illness was of short duration. Mr. M. G. Berry, of Louisa, a brother of Hiram, was out there recently and Mrs. Berry was in good health at that time. She was about 60 years old. Her maiden name was Kizzie Lambert. Her husband and 3 grown sons and daughters survive her, Mrs. Berry was an estimable woman and her unexpected death is a great shock to family and friends. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
BOYD, A. Jack
The funeral of Mr. A. Jack Boyd, prominent merchant, who died Tuesday night, was held Friday, at the home, under the ritual of the Baptist Church of which he was a member. Rev. B. S. Akers preaching the sermon. The local Lodge of I.O.O.F. had the funeral in charge. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
CALDWELL, Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. J. M. Caldwell was born Feb 20, 1833, died Dec 28, 1914 at her home on Cherokee. She was ill several weeks before death came. All was done for her that kind anxious hands could do to restore her to health, but earthly help was all unavailing. the summons found her ready. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church when about 18 years of age and was a devoted member up to the time of her death. Her maiden name was Miss ?Jeston? Tolliver. Early in life she was married to J. M. Caldwell. to this union were born 12 children of which 4 have preceded her to the great beyond and e8 of whom survive her. The funeral services were conducted in a very beautiful and touching manner by the Rev. J. A. Barrett of Greenup, KY, J. O. McNeil and M. V. Berry in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives on the Sunday of Oct 22, 1916. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
Elkhorn City--In a difficulty at Elkhorn City last Saturday night Caleb Cantrell was shot and killed and Charles Anderson was wounded by Lloyd Cantrell, deputy sheriff and brother of Caleb Cantrell. A wife and children survive. The deputy sheriff had arrested Bill Fleming charged with bootlegging and brought him in. Cantrell and Anderson, it is said had previously had trouble, and when Cantrell thought Anderson was trying to take his prisoner it was renewed and Caleb Cantrell, who was trying to separate them, received a bullet in his brain and Anderson was injured. It is said the shots were fired while Anderson had Cantrell on the ground and was beating him. Fleming escaped. Lloyd Cantrell was brought to Pikeville and place in jail and later was allowed bail in the sum of $3000. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
Ulysses--Uncle Baz Castle, formerly of this place, died Sunday, Nov 12, at the home of his son in law, Lewis Goble, of Inez. His remains were brought here and buried last Wednesday in the Hannah graveyard, where several other members of his family are buried. He died of tuberculosis of the lungs. Mr. Castle was an honest, hard working and good citizen. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters, all grown. He was 65 years old. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1916
Mrs. Cynthia Castle, widow of Jack Castle, died in Louisa Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. C. Spencer. The body was taken to Cherry Siding, a point near Richardson, on Tuesday and laid to rest by the side of her husband, who died 8 years ago. Mrs. Castle was in her 81st year. She was a good woman and had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for a great many years. Since the death of her husband she had made her home in Louisa with 2 daughters, Mrs. D. C. Spencer and Mrs. J. B. Crutcher. Until the last few months her health had been good for one of advanced age. She possessed a cheerful disposition, which did much to endear her to relatives and friends, by whom she will be greatly missed. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
CECIL, Kate (Ratliff)
Mrs. Kate Cecil, widow of Colbert Cecil, Sr., former prominent Gate City citizen, died Friday night of an illness of several years duration at her home at Catlettsburg. She was the last survivor of the family of General Ratliff, of Pikeville, whose daughter she was. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon by Rev. A. P. Keyser, of the M. E. Church, South, assisted by Rev. C. A. Slaughter. Interment in the family lot in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
CHILDERS, W H.
News of the death of Rev. W. H. Childers, who for several years was pastor of the M. E. Church in Eastern Kentucky towns has been received. His death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. O'Neal, at Richmond, IN, of paralysis. He had filled charges at Augusta and Barboursville and for years was a mountain circuit rider before the railroads were built. In 1871 he was a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction on the Republican ticket. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a Past National Chaplain of the G. A. R. and was a Bailiff for the Eastern district of the Kentucky Federal Court. He was retired from ministry on a pension several years ago. Two sons and 2 daughters survive him. Rev. Childers married a Miss Howes, of Paintsville, who died a few years ago. He was 77 years of age. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1916
Little Charlie Cooksey, son of Willie and Annie Cooksey, of Ratcliff, KY died Oct 23, 1916 of Bright's disease. He was sick only a few days. All was done for him that loving hands could do, but in vain. He was the pride of their home, a sweet little boy, being 5 years and 9 months old. There was an angle band that was not complete, so God took our darling Charlie to fill the vacant seat. Funeral services were conducted at Glenwood Baptist Church by Rev. James Church to a large crowd of sorrowing friends. The body was laid to rest in the family graveyard near the church to await the resurrection morn. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1916
CRAINE, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Craine, aged 3 years , daughter of John Craine, of Pollard, died this morning of pneumonia and was buried this afternoon. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
DIAMOND, Mrs. W. V.
Death visited the home of Mr. W. V. Diamond and took from him his loving companion. She died Nov 1, 1916, after a short illness. She left a husband, 5 sisters, one brother, and many friends to mourn her loss. She was a kind woman and was loved by everybody that knew her. She died at her home in Columbus, OH and was laid to rest in the Portsmouth, Oh cemetery. She was visiting her mother, Mrs. Martha Caines, the week before she died and started to her home in Columbus on Friday, Oct 27, and her body was brought back to Portsmouth and buried on the next Friday, Nov 3. She was 30 years and 7 months old. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
FRASHER, Nancy (Ratliff)
Grim visage death has again visited our neighborhood and claimed for its victim Nancy Frasher, wife of Nathan Frasher, of Wayne County, WV. Aunt Nan, as she was generally called was the daughter of Washington and Nannie Ratliff of Pike County, KY. She was born in Pike County, Mar 17, 1845 and died in Wayne County, WV Oct 14, 1916, being at her death 71 years 6 months and 27 days old. She was married to Nathan Frasher Apr 18, 1867 an to this union 4 children were born, Doc, Lonnie, Tom and Mrs. Anna Mary Christian, all of Wayne County, WV. She leaves an aged husband, her 4 children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss, but we known our loss is her eternal gain. She was ever ready to do a kind deed or say a kind word to those who needed sympathy and through all her illness of 3 years duration she showed her Christian character and fortitude and was never known to murmur or complain of her hard lot. After funeral service conducted by Revs. Hewlett and Bryan her body was laid to rest in the Bartram Cemetery near the mouth of Paddle Creek there to await the resurrection of the just. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
FULKERSON, Julia (Howell)
Mrs. Julia Fulkerson died last Saturday afternoon at her home just below Louisa. Bright's disease was the cause of her death. She was unconscious for 24 hours or more previous to the end. The fatal attack came upon her soon after her return home from a trip to the springs, where she had gone in hope of relief. The funeral took place at the home Monday and the interment followed immediately afterward in Fulkerson Cemetery, by the side of the husband and a son of the deceased. Rev. W. H. Foglesong and Rev. H. B. Hewlett, of the M. E. Church, South, conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Fulkerson was known as a good woman, a kindly neighbor, a devoted mother. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for many years and was a faithful attendant when her home duties were less onerous than they grew to be of late years. William Howell and Mrs. Wells, brother and sister of Mrs. Fulkerson came from their homes in the lower part of the county to attend the funeral. Mrs. H. W. Fulkerson arrived from Grayson Friday with her little son and was present when her mother in law passed away. The following brief statement of family history was read at the funeral. Julia Howell Fulkerson, daughter of George and Elizabeth Howell, was born in Wilkes County, NC May 4, 1851, died Nov 18,m1916, aged 65 years 6 months and 14 days. Married William M. Fulkerson in May 1873. To this union were born 4 children, Peter A. died in infancy, 1876, George H. died Dec 3, 1906. Her husband died Jun 14, 1900. Two sons survive, William M. and Dr. Herman W. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1916
GAMBILL, Mrs. Lee
Mrs. Lee Gambill died suddenly Friday afternoon near her home at Blaine. She was the mother of Drs. H. H. and J. J. Gambill. Her age was about 65 and she was one of the best women in the neighborhood. Mrs. Gambill was stricken with apoplexy or paralysis while on the porch at home and lived only 3 hours. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
Skaggs--We are sorry to note the death of our friend and neighbor, Mrs. L. C. Gambill. It was a very sudden call. She arose Saturday morning, prepared breakfast, ate hearty, milked one cow and while her husband milked the other one, put up some chickens she meant to sell and by one o'clock that day she was cold in death. We all loved Rena, she was a model woman, a good wife, and a loving mother. She leaves behind a monument of virtue that the storms of time can never destroy and has written her name in kindness love and mercy on the hearts of her husband, children and neighbors. Her good deeds will be as legible on the hearts she has left behind as the stars on the brow of an evening sky. She leaves a husband and 3 children, all grown, and with fine homes of their own. There were none there when the end came but Dr. Harry Gambill of Blaine. Her other son, Dr. J. J. Gambill was at McRoberts and her daughter, Mrs. Proctor Sparks was in Louisville. They were wired to and all came to see their mother laid to rest on the point near her home. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1916
David Goff, of Nolan, WV, fell under a passing N & W train at that place last Sunday night and was so badly mutilated that he died soon afterwards. He was taken to the office of physicians, but medical aid could not save the young man. Mr. Goff was a relative of Charles F. See's family of this city. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
Mrs. Clarinda Hewlett, widow of William Hewlett, died unexpectedly at her home near Hewlett station, WV 4 miles below Louisa, last Sunday. She had apparently almost recovered from an attack of pneumonia, and seemed to be doing well when heart failure swept her into eternity in an instant. She was about 60 years of age. Three sons and 3 daughters, all grown, survive her. She was a good mother and an excellent neighbor and will be greatly missed by all her relatives and friends. Big Sandy news, Nov 17, 1916
Pike County--The infant daughter of John Keathley, barber and the little daughter of W. H. Mank, of the Traveler' Inn died on last Tuesday of measles. There are several other cases in town. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1916
KNAPP, John F.
Mt. Sterling, KY, Nov 6--John F. Knapp, 65 years old, one of the wealthiest and most widely known men in Eastern Kentucky died Sunday morning at Morehead, Rowan County, after an illness from carbuncle and kidney trouble Mr. Knapp was a leading Odd Fellow and is survived by his wife and 2 daughters. Burial took place her on Tuesday. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
The funeral services over the remains of the late Wade Mayo, who died of typhoid fever were held Sunday from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Bullington, of Ashland, grandparents of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. Reeves, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Anderson of the First M. E. Church. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
MCCALL, J. J.
J. J. McCall, who was well known to many of the business men of this section, died at his home at Portsmouth, OH Sunday Oct 15, 1916. On the previous Friday, Mr. McCall was stricken with paralysis from which he did not recover. Funeral services and interment at Portsmouth. The deceased is survived by a wife (formerly Miss Gussie Griffith of Ceredo) and 6 children, 5 daughters and one son. Mr. McCall was formerly a traveling salesman and for many ears traveled this territory. his pleasant manner and approach won for him many friends along the tributaries of the Ohio and Big Sandy. Of late he had been engaged in the mercantile business at Portsmouth.--Ceredo Advance., Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1916
On Wednesday, Oct 25, 1916, Aunt Hulda McCown, an aged woman of our community answered the final call. She was the widow of Thomas McCown, who preceded her to the spirit world some years ago. She was 70 years of age, was converted about 32 years ago and with her husband united with the Methodist Episcopal Church to which both proved efficient members until death. She was the mother of 6 children. One died in infancy, 3 boys and 2 girls survive her. The children are James, of Johnstown, PA, Floyd of Busseyville, Lee of Adams, Mrs. Green Berry of Adams, Mrs. John B. Thompson of Busseyville. Mrs. McCown had been a sufferer for several years, but didn't give up until a few weeks ago, then she was taken from her old home to J. B. Thompson's, where she remained until death. The children all were present when the end came except Jim, who arrive a few hours after the soul of his sainted mother had fled from the care worn body and made its way to the paradise of God. The funeral took place near the scene of her death at the Thompson graveyard, being conducted by Rev. William Copley, assisted by Sylvester Ball. the remains were placed beside her husband to await the call when all that sleep in him shall rise. Big Sandy News, Nov 10,1916
Mrs. Effie Ross, wife of Hall Ross died at her home in Guyandotte. Her husband and 3 children survive. Interment was made at Shoals, Wayne County on Thursday Nov 9th. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
The little 9 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Spradlin died of infantile paralysis on Beaver Creek last week. Mrs. Spradlin's home is in Roanoke, VA and she was visiting her mother, Mrs. Henry Stewart, when the baby took sick. Every attention was given the little one but all in vain. This is the second case of this disease to have proved fatal in this county. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
WELLMAN, Mrs. Ezra
Mrs. Ezra Wellman died in an Ashland hospital where she was taken from her home in this city lat Saturday in a critical condition. Her death was due to peritonitis. The deceased was a woman of many noble characteristics, was born in Wayne County, WV, 40 years ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Adkins. Twenty-three years ago she was married to Mr. Wellman, who is now engaged in the barber business in Catlettsburg. To them 2 children were born, Curtis and Millard, who survive. Okey Adkins, who resides in Wayne County is a brother. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 20 years. The funeral services were held at the house Friday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
On last Saturday afternoon, Fred, the little son of Jailer Noah Wells, died quite unexpectedly. He had been in poor health for several months, but immediately before his death he had been walking in his room for half an hour. Brights disease was the cause of his untimely taking off. The little fellow was 7 years old and was a bright boy. The body was taken to the old home on Cains Creek for burial. The family will return to their farm at that place at the expiration of Mr. Wells' term of office. Much sympathy is felt for this good family in the loss sustained. They have made many friends in Louisa and vicinity since moving here. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
Blaine--Died, Sunday Nov ??, William Wheeler, Uncle Wid as he was commonly called. He was near the age of ?88? years and had been in bad health for several months. He was buried Monday at the ?? in the Wheeler graveyard. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
Frank, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Williams, of Kenova, was buried here Tuesday afternoon. The little fellow died after an illness of only 2 hours of an attack of muscular rheumatism of the heart, having been well up to the time of the attack. The father is a prominent merchant of the West Virginia city. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1916
In memory of my dear grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Young, who died Nov 18, 1916, aged 82 years. She was laid to rest in the family graveyard and her funeral was preached at the old home place. Also that of M. B. Young's baby Jessie Jones, who died some time ago. Services were conducted by Rev. E. D. Parker, M. V. Berry and A. L. Hicks. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters and a host of grandchildren to mourn her departure. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1916
Mr. James Young, of Logan, WV, formerly of Riverton, was accidentally killed Oct 22, when he was knocked off a coal tipple at Logan where he was employed. The remains were shipped to Riverton where they were laid to rest. He is survived by 2 children, Fred at home and Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Nellavale. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1916
AKERS, Mrs. David
Ironton, Nov 24--Mrs. DAvid Akers, 22, was shot Monday night by her friend, Mrs. George Justice, who mistook her for a burglar and died at the Kellar hospital Wednesday night from the effects of the wound. From the first no hopes were held for her recovery. Mrs. Akers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lutz. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Pikeville, KY, Nov 28--George Akers, 14 years old, is dead as the result of a shotgun accident, and Willie Keene, 14, is in a critical condition as the result of a similar accident. Akers met his death while withdrawing a gun from under some brush, where it had been hidden. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Miss Gladys Auxier, aged 17 years, who was recently brought to the King's Daughters' Hospital from her home at Auxier, suffering from peritonitis, died Sunday morning. the remains were sent back to Auxier Sunday for interment. The deceased was an orphan. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
BAILEY, Glen L.
Webbville--Glen L. Bailey, the 3 year old son of James Bailey who was so seriously burned Friday of last week that he died Saturday afternoon. He was a very bright boy and the sad accident cast a gloom over this place. Mr. Bailey is a resident of Huntington but on account of illness of his mother was here. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
BROOKS, Robert B.
Robert B. Brooks, son in law of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Roberson of this place, passed away at Olive Hill, KY, Tuesday, Nov 28, 1916, after several days illness of paralysis. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, about a year ago, moved to a farm in the State of Alabama, near Mobile, and resided there until 2 weeks ago when Robert was brought by his wife to his father's at Olive Hill. Six weeks or 2 months ago he had a slight stroke of paralysis, caused by a blood clot on the brain, but after being treated by a doctor seemed to improve, and it was thought was on the road to recovery, but about 2 weeks ago he had a change for the worse, and he and Mrs. Brooks decided to come back to Kentucky in the hope that the change would be beneficial, but after his return he gradually grew worse. When he left this state Mr. Brooks was a stout healthy looking man, and apparently in good health and it is quite shocking to learn that such a man, in the very prime of his young manhood, passed away so soon. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1916
COMPTON, Mrs. John
Guyandotte, WV--Little hope is entertained for the recovery of Mrs. John Compton, aged 86, who was seriously burned at the home of her son James G. Compton, on Monday. She was standing in front of an open fire when her apron caught fire, enveloping her instantly. Her son and daughter in law beat the flames with their hands and tore the blazing clothing from her body. LATER: Mrs. Compton died Tuesday night. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Joseph Gannon, age 23, died in Ironton Tuesday, as the result of a kick in the eye last week while at work at Rosedale, WV. His death is the third and last of his family within 5 months. His baby boy died in August and Oct 24 his wife died of typhoid fever. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
Jesse Hall, aged 77, died Sunday at the home of his son Wiley Hall, 3 miles from Louisa. His death was the result of a second stroke of paralysis, sustained shortly before the end came. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the funeral services. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
Jerome S. Hardin died last Friday at an Ashland hospital as the result of wounds inflicted with a butcher knife, in the hands of Hughey Combs, of Hampton City, a suburb of Catlettsburg. The burial took place at the farm of the deceased on Bear Creek, nor far from Buchanan. Mr. Hardin was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hardin of Torchlight, this county, a venerable and highly respected couple. He was a partner of Phillip Preece, of Louisa, in some timber and real estate enterprises from which they made considerable money. Three or 4 years ago Mr. Hardin bought a fine farm on Bear Creek. Later he purchased the York hotel in Catlettsburg paying, $19,000 for the property, and moved his family to that place. He was 35 years old and leaves a wife and 3 children, a daughter 10 years old and 2 little boys, 8 ad 4. His wife was a daughter of Gid Williamson, a well known and popular citizen who lived 4 miles up Tug River from Louisa. Jerome is the first to die out of a large family, 12 sons and daughters we are informed. The funeral was preached in Catlettsburg and the body was taken to Bear Creek.
From the Catlettsburg correspondent to the Ashland Independent we take the following particulars ad to the fatal affray: Wednesday night about midnight, Jerome Hardin jostled into Hughey Combs probably accidentally. Both men had been drinking, it is alleged. Combs became terribly offended and later when Hardin, Will Justice and Dock Walden were in Jim Lee's restaurant, having ordered a lunch, Combs and 2 other fellows came in. Combs, it is alleged, got a butcher knife from a boy employed in the restaurant and started toward Hardin, Walden calling to him to stop. He cut Hardin about the head and face and in the stomach, the intestines having been cut out. It is said he was ready to slash again when Will Justice fired a bullet through Comb's ear and grazing his head. Hardin held his intestines until assistance could be rendered. He was taken to the King's Daughters' Hospital, Combs is an employee of the new gas plant and is married.
Another report says:
Hardin made a dying statement to Commonwealth's Attorney John Coldiron, in which he said while sitting in a restaurant at Catlettsburg, Combs came in and said he was going to kill him (Hardin) and began cutting him with a butcher knife, when Will Justice who was with Hardin at the table, shot at Combs and saved his life. An old grudge seems responsible. Warrants are out for Fred Louther and a man by the name of McGuire both of Catlettsburg, charging them with complicity in the case. Combs is in jail and Justice has given bond. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1916
Albert Harvey, 19, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Huntington hospital late Tuesday night after an illness caused by meningitis. The young man was seemingly recovering, a week ago, and was about to be discharged when a serious turn developed. He was a son of Rev. James Harvey of Mill Creek, about 3 miles from Fort Gay. The body will be buried at the home place. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
David Henson died at his home on Hurricane, WV, 3 miles from Fort Gay last Sunday. He was 81 years and was an excellent citizen. The burial took place Wednesday, conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. One son and one daughter survive him. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Lucille, the sweet 10 months old baby of Prof. and Mrs. W. L. Jayne, of Pollard, died Wednesday morning of pneumonia. the funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at the house. Ashland Independent, Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
Bluefield, WV, Dec 19--Jenkin Jones, vice president of the Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries company, and last of the pioneer operators in the Pocahontas field, died at his home at Freeman, near here today. He was 77 years old and had been in failing health for 11 months. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
LANGHORNE, E. K.
Just as the NEWS was going to press a telegram was received by Mrs. E. Keene Langhorne stating the death of her husband, Wednesday evening at Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Langhorne and 2 brothers, Drs. J. H. and J. F. Reynolds, have gone to Richmond, VA where the body of Mr. Langhorne will be taken for interment. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
LEMASTER, Mrs. Daniel
Mrs. Daniel Lemaster died at her home at Manila Monday night after a lingering illness. She was near 60 years of age and one of the best women of our country. The funeral and burial took place Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
Ulysses--Frank Lyons, formerly of this place died Dec 3 of pneumonia at his home on Muddy Branch in Johnson County. He was working in the mines when he took sick. His remains were brought back to Lowmansville for burial. He is survived by his widow and 4 children. He was a good citizen aged 40 years. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
The sudden death of Mr. Harmon Marrs came as quite a shock to his family and many friends on Sunday morning. He was in Pike County a few miles from Virginia and was in good health on last Monday, when he left home for his work on Shelby. His heart had been giving him some trouble for the last few months, but nothing serious as he thought. On Sunday morning while sitting in front of the fire at the home of a friend the end came suddenly. A Mr. Sloan was in the room at the time and was putting a stick of wood on the fire when his attention was suddenly directed to Mr. Marrs by a strange sound coming from him Death was instantaneous. Hi was in the act of lighting his pipe. The remains were brought home Monday and the funeral services were conducted from his home on Main Street by Rev. J. T. Pope Mr. Marrs was 65 years of age and is survived by his wife and 5 children. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Frank McKinney, the 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKinney, died last night as the result of burns received last Wednesday when he fell into a kettle of hot water. The child lingered for days, suffering agonies despite the efforts of physicians. His body was horribly burned in some places part of the flesh had been cooked and peeled from the body. He was an only child. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
MOORE, James M.
The many relatives and friends of Uncle Tip Moore and family were shocked Saturday by the news of the death of his son James M. Moore, of Logan, WV. He shot himself through the head in the Buskirk building at Logan. According to reports received here the rash ac was the result of business worries. He went into a room on the second floor of the Buskirk building shortly before 9 o'clock and locked the door, refusing admittance to his little son and also to the deputy postmaster. The boy, age 13, went outside and climbed up the spouting to a window of the room in which his father had locked himself. Just as he looked in he saw his father send a bullet thru his brain. He then broke the window and climbed into the room The ball entered the right temple and came out on left side, passing through the left eyeball. Death was instantaneous. A wife and 4 boys survive. The oldest is 13, the youngest 4. Mrs. Moore was Miss Nettie White, a member of one of Logan's most prominent families. Mr. Moore was 49 years old. He was postmaster at Logan, having been appointed 3 years ago. He had served as Sheriff of Logan County and was formerly one of the most popular men in Logan County. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore, of Louisa. Jim was born in Louisa and lived here and at Webbville until maturity, when he located at Logan. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
Mattie--William Moore, known as "Bug Moore" had a stroke of paralysis Nov 27 and died on Nov 29. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
MURPHY, George Calvin
George Calvin Murphy, aged 40 years, died Tuesday in Ashland of pneumonia, following injuries received Saturday morning when he was crushed by an elevator at the A. C. & L shops. Mr. Murphy had apparently been progressing favorably and showed no symptoms of internal injuries or concussion of the brain. The deceased was a resident of Fairview. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1916
West Liberty, KY, Dec 26--Lee Patton, son of George Patton, of this county, while out hunting yesterday accidentally shot himself in the stomach from which he died within 30 minutes. He was 14 years old. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
Frank Perry of Jattie, this county, was killed at Columbus, OH, last Friday. His body was shipped to his home for burial. He was about 40 years old and leaves a large family. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
PERRY, L. F.
L. F. Perry, of Wayne County, died Monday night after an illness due to cancer. He underwent an operation in a Huntington hospital in October, from which he rallied but failed to recovery any degree of health. Perry was a well known merchant and farmer and had many friends in his home county. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
Wirt Perry, aged 29, one of the best known young timbermen of Logan County, WV met instant death at Barnabus on Monday when a heavy log which he was assisting to load from a wagon to a railroad car slipped from the grab hooks and fell upon him, crushing every bone in his body from the neck to the hips. Perry was a widower, his wife having died about 4 months ago, and 5 children are orphaned by the tragedy. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
PINSON, James A.
Pike County--The death of James A. Pinson, a wealthy and widely known Pike County citizen, occurred at his home at Zebulon, KY, last Friday. The big Masonic funeral on last Sunday is said to have been one of the largest ever seen in the county. Mr. Pinson was a gentleman possessed of unblemished character. He had amassed a large estate. His wife was Miss Sophia Cecil. She with 2 young sons, Wallace and James survive. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
Arthur Ragland, 10 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ragland, of Lexington, died in the Holmes hospital, of Cincinnati, last Thursday where he had been taken for an operation for throat trouble. He was operated on Wednesday and the operation apparently proved successful but he developed a heart weakness which stimulants failed to overcome. The body was taken to Lexington for burial. This will be sad news to the Louisa friends of the bereaved parents. Mr. Ragland was formerly a merchant in Louisa and is now a traveling salesman for the company making shoes at the Frankfort penitentiary. Arthur was their only child. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
RICHMOND, M. L.
The funeral of M. L. Richmond took place at his home on Cross St. on Sunday. Mr. Richmond had been in bad health for some time but was able to be at his post of duty in the grocery department of L. Richmond Co., until Thursday evening when he was stricken with paralysis, living until 3 o'clock Saturday morning. He was 62 years old and is survived by a wife, one son and daughter. Big Sandy news, Dec 29, 1916
Milt Simpson died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his brother, George, on Two Mile. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. He was 24 years old and unmarried. He was a son of George Simpson, who died a year or two ago. The burial took place yesterday in the family burial ground, the funeral being conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, who visited him during his illness and ministered to his spiritual needs. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1916
Mr. James Skene died in North Carolina last Saturday night of pneumonia. He was ill only a short time and his death came as a great shock to his family and friends. The body was returned to his home at Huntington and interment was made Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Skene was well known in Louisa, having lived here 2 or 3 years during the construction of the lock and dam at Chapman, 8 miles south of Louisa. He and his sons were the contractors on that job. Mr. Skene was a gentleman of high character. He was a native of Scotland, but had been a citizen of the United States since his early manhood. Mrs. Skene, who survives her husband, was a pretty Scotch lassie when she crossed the ocean to consummate the betrothal made before Mr. Skene left old Scotland. During all these years these worthy people have made many friends in the numerous places they have lived. Mr. Skene was a contractor and knew the construction business thoroughly. Although 74 years of age he was quite active up to the day of his last illness and was in charge of construction work at the time. Three sons and 2 daughters survive their father. One son is George, who married a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bromley, of this place. He and his family were here fro the holidays when the sad news of the father's death arrived. Frank Skene is in New York, Al is in New Orleans, and Miss Ellen is with her mother in Huntington. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1916
Rove Creek--Died, Nov 22, Mr. Jimmy Stewart of heart failure. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn the loss. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1916
The morning of Nov 22, 1916, the white winged messenger came to Zelda and took James Stewart up to heaven. He was 57 years 10 months and 16 days old and was one of Lawrence County's best citizens, a good husband and kind father and neighbor. He will be missed by his many friends, dear wife and children, but thank God heaven gains by our loss. The writer has known the deceased for 40 years and knew him to be sober, industrious kind hearted, loved and honored by all who knew him. We visited his home last December and learned that he was living a consecrated life. Adam Harman. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
STULTZ, William H.
William H. Stultz, aged 39, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in Logan, WV from heart disease. He and his brother had operated a grocery store there for some time. He was a man of apparently robust health, six feet tall and of powerful physique. He is survived by his wife, his brother, and parents at Wayne, to which place the body was shipped for burial. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916
The body of Harlan Swetnam arrived at Louisa yesterday morning from Jenkins, where he died Wednesday, following an operation for appendicitis. The remains were taken to Blaine for burial. He was a son of Leander Swetnam and was 21 years old. Less than a year ago he married a daughter of Charles Roberts. He had profitable employment at Jenkins and was an excellent young man. His death is deeply deplored. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1916
On Dec 8, 1916, the death angel visited the home of Nancy Roberts Swetnam and took from her her loving husband, Harlan, son of Leander and Mollie Swetnam. He had been married only a short time and had gone to Jenkins to live and while there he became a victim of appendicitis. On Dec 1 a message came announcing his illness and requesting the presence of his parents. Mr. Swetnam left at once for Jenkins and arrived at the bedside of his suffering son. The following morning where he remained ??? death relieved him of his suffering. The entire community was deeply grieved with the news of .....(too faint to read). Harlan leaves to mourn for him a loving wife, father, mother, one brother and 5 sisters and .... (rest too faint to read). Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
Death has again visited our neighborhood and this time it has left its shadow on the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Thornsbury. Their son, Grover, after an illness of several months departed this life on the night of Dec 7, 1916. Early in the spring Grover's left eye became noticeably affected and having consulted with physicians of the surrounding country, and towns to no avail. He was advised to go to Cincinnati where he took the radium treatment for cancer, during the summer and fall, but as he steadily grew worse he gave this up and in November he was taken to the Riverview hospital where he was operated upon. But he was still no better and they brought him home where all the loving attention could be given was given him during his remaining illness. I was at his home on the night a few weeks before his death that he was converted. Bro. Harvey and several of his close friends were there. For several days he had been praying but he was not satisfied until that night when he lay his fears aside and anchored his soul in Love Divine. After he was converted he asked us to sing "The Tempest Rock" and joined us in singing, afterwards telling us he "was ??? on that Rock", that he was going all the way with God. Grover was a general favorite to the neighborhood and while we all will miss his smile and cherry greeting we know that he has passed beyond where there'll be no suffering ???. The deceased left a father and mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters, 2 brothers and one sister have passed on before. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
VAUGHAN, Elizabeth (Wellman)
Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughan, the daughter of W. E. and Pauline Wellman, departed this life Nov 17, 1916. She left a request for your writer, and Bro. Dawson, our preacher in charge, also a close relative of the Wellman family, to attend her funeral. We were both present. I thing the reason she wanted by presence, was account of me being her Sunday School Superintendent for several years. In the year 1903, during a series of meetings held in a small hall over a blacksmith shop at Buchanan, there was a great revival among the S. S. children. Twenty-five were converted, Lizzie Wellman was one of the number. Bro. Hall was our preacher in charge at that time. After the Wellman family moved to Catlettsburg and went into the hotel business and like hundreds of people who go to live in the towns and cities, Lizzie came in contact with many things, well calculated to lead young people into many of the common vices of this life. Her tendency was to drift along with the common current. Quite early in life she married Mr. Vaughan, to them were born 2 children and at her death one was an infant and the other quite young. Her health began to fail, and she realized that she would soon be called to the great beyond. she felt that she was not ready to meet her God in peace, she had wandered away, but she was not willing to surrender all to the enemy of souls, but like the Prodigal Son, she arose and went to her Heavenly Father, and confessed her sin of backsliding, and plead for his pardon. God heard her cry and saw her tears and accepted her back to his fold and she was made to rejoice and gave him all the praise. J. F. H. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1916
On Friday night, the little 3 year old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vaughn passed away with typhoid. He had been a victim of this disease for about 3 weeks and Hopes for his recovery were entertained at first for a time, but death followed. Interment was Saturday at the Richmond Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1916