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AUXIER, William

MURPHY, Mrs. Harris
On last Sunday night at the mouth of Wolfe Creek, Martin County, one mile from Kermit, William Auxier fatally shot Mrs. Harris Murphy and then killed himself. The woman was brought to Riverview hospital at Louisa Monday morning, but died soon after reaching here. Auxier used a shot gun for his terrible double tragedy. Mrs. Murphy was shot in the arm and also through the abdomen. The load carried a piece of corset steel almost through her body. After shooting Mrs. Murphy, Auxier shot his left arm nearly off and then put the barrel of the gun to his abdomen and leaned over and discharged it, causing almost instant death. This is another tragedy chargeable entirely to whiskey.

Both Auxier and the woman were about 50 years of age. He had made his home with the Murphy family about 30 years. On the day of the killing he had returned from Catlettsburg with a supply of liquor. That night he discovered he had loss $200 and began to swear loudly about it. Mrs. Murphy told him he would have to cut out the oaths and he immediately got the gun and committed the double murder. It is said a young son of the woman had 2 fingers shot off in trying to pull his mother out of the range of the gun. The husband and 4 or 5 children survive the wife and mother.

Murphy is a brother of Thomas J. Murphy of Yatesville, this county. His wife was a daughter of Lum Fannin of Inez. Auxier came into Lawrence County when a very young man and married the widow of Fisher Marcum. They separated soon afterward and Auxier has been with the Murphy family almost ever since, going with them to Martin County. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

BALL, Wesley and wife
Friends of Mr. Wesley Ball, will be sorry to learn that he passed away at his home on Pond Creek last Wednesday. Also to learn that just a few hours later his wife passed away. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ball were highly respected in Pike County and being 2 of its oldest citizens were widely known. Mr. Ball was 74 years of age and his wife just a few years younger, being 68. They leave a large family of children all of whom live in the vicinity of Pinson Junction on Pond Creek. the funerals were held at the church near their home and they were buried Saturday morning. Williamson News, Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

BANKS
Prestonsburg--Mrs. Banks, who lives a half mile below town was stricken with paralysis on Friday night. She never regained consciousness. Death came as quite a relief for she had been sick for several months having broken her arm only a short while ago. She was 80 years of age and is survived by four sons and two daughters. the funeral services were conducted from the home of Mrs. Emma Laferty on Tuesday. Interment was in the Richmond cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

BARTRAM, Addison
Mrs. Alonzo Borders of Quincy, IL, who was called here by the illness of her father, Mr. Addison Bartram, returned to her home today. Mr. Bartram's death occurred on Dec 19 at his home on Sandy Road, 3 miles from this city. He is survived by his wife and an only child, Mrs. Borders, who was most devoted to her parents. Mrs. Borders was Miss Addie Bartram and is a most charming woman. Her home is in Quincy, IL, her husband having passed away in that city 9 years ago. Mrs. Bartram will return here in the summer to look after business and visit with her mother, who will reside in the North Side, with her aged mother Mrs. Leonard Bartram. Mrs. Borders has many warm friends here, and is quite prominent in her adopted home Quincy. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1917

BELLOMY, Orville & BELLOMY, Eugene
Orville and Eugene Bellomy, 10 and 7 years old, sons of William Bellomy, were burned to death and their brother Russell, 13, probably fatally burned in a fire early Monday morning, which destroyed their father's residence on his farm, six miles from Vanceburg, KY. their father and mother were badly burned in a vain attempt to rescue their children. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

BERRY
The body of a child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Berry was brought to this place on Thursday from their home in Stockdale, OH and was taken to his old home at Adams, this county, for burial. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1917

BILLUPS, James P.
James P. Billups died at his home near Fort Gay on Wednesday of this week and was buried yesterday on Tabors Creek, near the Billups Gap. Brights disease from which he had long been a sufferer, caused his death. He was 69 years old and a brother of ex-sheriff John Billups. Deceased was one of Wayne County's best citizens. He was a farmer and stock dealer and had been successful in business. His death is a loss to the community. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1917

BOOTH, F. M.
Wayne County has sustained the loss of another prominent citizen. F. M. Booth, of Wilson Creek, died last Wednesday. He was 70 years old and was well known throughout the county. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

BOYD
Ulysses--Lon Boyd's one day old baby died the 15th. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

BROWN, Frank
Frank Brown, who recently returned to Ashland from Utah, died Wednesday night of last week at the home of his cousin, G. W. Vanhoose in Ashland. His death was due to pneumonia, from which he had been a sufferer but a very brief time. Since returning to Ashland Mr. Brown has been employed at the new steel plant. The deceased was born in Johnson County, near Paintsville, 50 years ago. About 30 years ago, he moved to Utah, where he engaged in the raising of fruit near Salt Lake City. Mr. Brown is survived by 2 brothers, Mart and Henry of Utah, Mrs. S.P. Hager of Ashland and Mrs. John W. Potter of Catlettsburg, are half sisters. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

CASTLE, Julia (Chapman)
Mrs. H. W. Castle died at her home four miles from Louisa last Saturday morning, after a long period of ill health. the burial took place Sunday. Mrs. Castle was 64 years old. Her husband and several grown sons and daughters survive. She was a good woman and her death is a severe loss to them and to the community. Her maiden name was Miss Julia Chapman and she was a sister of the late G. R. B. Chapman. Although the weather was inclement, the burial was attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

CLARK, Reuben
"Uncle" Reuben Clark, who has been sick for several months at his home on Main Street passed away on Saturday afternoon. He is survived by 7 children, Mrs. S. C. Ferguson, Mrs. Ison Hughes, Miss Helen Clark, Seitz, Calhoun, Jack and James Clark. the services were conducted at the home by Rev. Pope and Rev. Reid. Interment took place in the Richmond cemetery on Monday. Big Sandy News, Jan 26 1917

CLARKE, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Clarke, age 22 of Petersburg, VA, was crushed to death by a crane in an Ashland steel mill Monday. He leaves a wife who was in Washington, D. C. for the holidays, at the time of his death. The body was taken to Petersburg for burial. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

CONLEY
Ulysses Laney Conley's 8 month old baby died the 14th inst. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

COOK, G. W.
A telegram was received Sunday by Mr. Isaac Collins, announcing the critical illness of his father in law, Mr. G. W. Cook and later in the afternoon another that he was dead. Mr. Cook had been ill only 3 days of pneumonia. His home is Dema, on Beaver Creek, 6 miles from Prestonsburg. Mr. Cook's funeral and burial occurred Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Collins and daughter left Monday on the O & B. S for Dema. Decedent is survived by the following children: Elijah Cook of Hubble, WV, Mrs. L. S. Collins, of this city, Mrs. B. D. Martin of Kite, KY, Mrs. Ellis Hopkins, Mrs. Miles Hopkins, Mrs. Lindsay Wireman, Mrs. Joe Davis all of Dema, Floyd County. He was 56 years old. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

CURNUTTE, Watt
The remains of Watt Curnutte, who died at State hospital, Lexington, arrived here and are at the home of his mother, Margaret Curnutte. The funeral will be held from the home Sunday afternoon and will be preached by Rev. A. P. Keyser of the M. E. Church South. After the funeral the remains will be taken to Buchanan Chapel, near Zelda for interment in the family graveyard. Mr. Curnutte was a Mason. He was a gentleman of excellent reputation and was much liked by all his associates. He had for the past several years lived at Pikeville, KY and was very popular as a citizen of that city. His wife, who passed away only a short time ago, was a member of a prominent family in that city. Their 2 children are at the home of Mrs. Curnutte in this city. Mrs. S.J. Bloss, a sister of the deceased, of Wayne, WV, arrived to attend the funeral.--Independent. Big Sandy News,, Jan 19, 1917

FANNIN, Elizabeth
Sorrow enshrouded our community Jan 12th when the sad news became current that Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin, one of East Fork's most beloved pioneer ladies had passed away. The news of her death was received with a feeling of deepest regret by all who knew her. She was born Nov 10, 1841, was the widow of the late Lewis Fannin to whom she was married Jun 10m 1858 to their union were born five children, one of whom, Mrs. Mary Taylor, preceded her in death Jan 9 1901. Those living are Mrs. Eliza McGlothlin, Mrs. Dump Kinner, John D. and William whose home she died. Her consecrated Christian life has been a blessing to all around her and her sweet influence will be only too sadly missed. She was a faithful member of the M. E. church South and when health permitted she was rarely ever absent from the house of worship. She had been sick several months but was able to be up until about New Year's day. The funeral was preached at the sorrowing home Sunday morning by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, who paid a loving tribute to her memory after which she was laid to rest on the beautiful snow covered hill near her home. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

FELTY, Andrew
Ashland, KY, Jan 2—Andrew Felty aged about 28 years, of Hitchins, was injured when a clay bank caved in. He was brought to Ashland to the King’s Daughters hospital, where he died shortly after arriving here. Several other men were injured. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

HAMILTON, John
On last Sunday morning Mr. John Hamilton passed away after a long illness. He was a very prominent citizen and was well known throughout the Big Sandy Valley. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The remains were taken to the head of Mud for burial--Prestonsburg Post. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

HARDIN, Jerome S.
In sweet and loving remembrance of our loved one, Jerome S. Hardin, who died Dec 1, 1916, at the King's Daughters' hospital at Ashland, age 35 years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hardin, of Lawrence county. Jerome was a most highly respected man, well known throughout Boyd, Lawrence and Martin counties. He was formerly a citizen of Lawrence County, having moved to Boyd County just in last years. He was the father of four children, one of whom has preceded him to the better land. He left a wife, three children, aged father, mother 6 brothers, and 5 sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was the youngest son of the family, there being 12 children in the family. Jerome was the first to depart from this world. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. There is a vacant chair in his home which never can be filled. He was always a loving husband good father and an affectionate brother. He was always kind and tried to help those who were in need. Jerome has left us. He has gone to a better land. He told his loved ones that he had joined the church of God and was going home. The funeral was preached at his late home in Catlettsburg on Saturday, Dec 3, 1916 by Rev. Thomas Grenfell. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

HARRIS, Jack
State Mine Inspector, Ray Clere, was called to Weeksbury to investigate the death of Jack Harris, a miner, who was killed last week by a cave-in at the mine of the Elkhorn Gas-Coal Co.--Ashland Independent, Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

HAYS, Anderson
Anderson Hays, age 65 years died at his home on Irish Creek a few days ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

HAYS, Braddie
On Jan 16th the angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Hays, of Overda and took from them their eldest son, Braddie, age 22 years 4 months and 3 days. Death was due to measles and bronchial pneumonia. He was an industrious young man of good morals and high standing. His untimely death has caused much sorrow in the neighborhood where he lived. He died in full triumph of a living faith for all with him was well. He leaves a father, mother, 3 sisters, 2 brothers and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

HAYSLIP, Robert
Robert Hayslip, Jr. of Mavity, Boyd County, died Wednesday of appendicitis. He was the 17 year old son of Robert Hayslip. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

HOLLIFIELD, Martha
The people of Prestonsburg were grieved and shocked on last Sunday evening by the sudden death of Mrs. Martha Hollifield which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roland Burchett. Mrs. Hollifield had only been sick since Friday and while her condition was considered at first to be alarming yet she took a change for the better and Sunday afternoon talked quite a good deal, which gave her friends hope for an early recovery, when the sudden summons came she passed peacefully into the great beyond. Mrs. Hollifield was affectionately known as "Ma Hollifield" by everyone. She was a devout Christian and a loyal and faithful member of the M. E. Church South and the orders of the Eastern star and Rebekahs. the funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church South by the Presiding Elder H. H. Hollister, her former pastor. Rev. Reed and Rev. J. T. Pope of the Baptist Church, after which the order of the Eastern Star took charge of the remains with beautiful and impressive ceremonies she was laid to rest in the Weddington Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

KEATON, Moveta
Paintsville--Moveta Keaton, 65 years of age, died at his home Tuesday morning of measles and pneumonia. The burial took place Wednesday on Davis Branch. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

MARCUM, Bennie
On Dec 9 the angel of death visited the home of W. M. Marcum and took there from one of its much loved and cherished inmates whose name was Bennie, aged 3 years old. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

MAYO, Thomas J.
Mr. Thomas J. Mayo died at his home in Paintsville Monday evening, Jan 15th. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, conducted by Rev. Sowards, pastor of the M. E. Church South. Mr. Mayo had been suffering from asthma since early in the fall. He also had other infirmities, the combination of which he was unable to withstand at his advance age. He was in his 77th year. He is survived by his wife, age 75; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Atkinson; 3 sons, W. L., M. S. and Robert. Less than 3 years ago his oldest son, John C. C. Mayo died. Marvin, the youngest son, died about 10 years ago, Victoria, an older daughter, died in young womanhood.

Deceased was a grandson of Lewis Mayo, one of the pioneer teachers of the Big Sandy Valley. He was a son of Washington Mayo, who was a brother of Mrs. Cynthia F. Stewart, of Louisa. Thomas Mayo's mother was Sarah Auxier Mayo, whose second husband was Martin Leslie. Half brothers and sisters surviving the subject of this sketch are A. S. Leslie, R. A. E. Leslie and Mrs. B. F. Conley. The surviving widow was Elizabeth Leslie, daughter of Pharmer Leslie, of Pike County, a sister of Mrs. Victoria Williamson of Williamson, WV.

Thomas J. Mayo moved to Johnson County about the close of the Civil War. He represented the district in the Kentucky legislature a few years later, being elected as a Democrat. He was a school teacher nearly all his life, and was known as one of the most thorough and competent teachers in Eastern Kentucky. He devoted his time to farming after giving up teaching and he owned one of the finest farms in the county, just across from Paintsville. He was a man of the highest character, thoroughly honest, and without a bad habit of any kind. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South. With his passing there is removed one of the few exemplary old men left of the sturdy pioneer stock that settled this valley. the news of his death will awaken in thousands of his former pupils a pang of sorrow and also a spark of gratitude for the faithful instruction he gave them in their school days. He was a useful citizen, whose life and example is worthy of being followed. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

MCCLANAHAN, Louisa
Mrs. Louisa Belle, wife of George McClanahan, died Sunday morning at her home on Hurricane Creek, near town. Mrs. McClanahan was 52 years 9 months and 26 days old. She leaves children and many relatives. Measles is said to have been the cause of her death. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1917

MURPHY, Mrs. Harris--see under William Auxier

NUNLEY, Fred
Fred, beloved son of Lewis and Cynthia Nunley, departed this life, Dec 14, 1916, with that dread disease consumption, age 26 years. He was loved by all who knew him. It is sad that one so young and son well beloved should have to die, but we all must bow to the will of Him who doeth all things well. His funeral was not preached on account of absence of relatives, but will be preached later on. He was the second our of a family of 12 children to die, the other one, a boy, died at the age of 9 years. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

PENDLETON, William
Cincinnati, OH, Dec 27—William Pendleton, 24 years old, farmer of Ophir, Morgan County, KY, died at Christ hospital today of a gunshot wound. The coroner learned that Pendleton was shot on Christmas day during a quarrel and was brought here for an operation. The Coroner will report his findings to the Morgan County officials. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

PICKLESIMER,, Minerva Jane
Mrs. Minerva Jane, wife of John H. Picklesimer, and daughter of Reece and Sarah Stambaugh Watkins, was born at Pikeville, Pike County, KY on Tuesday, Nov 20, 1856; was married to John H. Picklesimer, Nov 20, 1884. To this union five children were born, four sons and one daughter. Mrs. Picklesimer was converted 1879 under the ministry of Rev. T.J. Rigg, at Denver, KY, joined the Baptist Church and lived a faithful member until her death, which occurred at her home on Asa's Creek, Johnson County, Saturday, Dec 23, 1916. She was 60 yeas old. At her death she was surrounded by her family and friends. The funeral was preached by Rev. L. F. Caudill. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

PRICE, Buck
Buck Price, who for a number of years made his home with his nephew Warren M. Meek, died Monday at the home of Mr. Meek at Auxier. The remains were shipped to Paintsville Tuesday and buried at the Preston Cemetery below town. Services were held at the home of North Price, a brother of the deceased and conducted by Rev. Sowards of the Mayo Memorial Church. the deceased had been in poor health for a number of years suffering with tuberculosis and his death had been expected for some time. He was a brother of Mrs. Hulda Meek, Dan, North and M. L. Price of this city. He was never married. ---Herald. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

RIFFE, Hon. Jerry M.
Hon. Jerry M. Riffe, whose illness was mentioned in the NEWS last week, died at his home near Yatesville on Wednesday and was buried on Thursday. He was 81 years old Jan 8. His wife died only 2 years ago. He is survived by 4 sons, W.J. of Ratcliffe, John B. of Louisa, Lee of Yatesville and Jerry Riffe, Jr., who lives in the west. Deceased was a member of the Christian Church and a preacher of that denomination. He was also a lawyer and was active and successful in the practice. His influence was always on the side of right. He was one of the pioneers in prohibition work and did effective service in this cause. His death removed a useful citizen, one who had devoted much time to helping others. He was a man of more than average intelligence and information and he used his ability to good advantage. He was born in Carter County but came to Lawrence county many years ago and located on a farm near Yatesville. His son, John B. and family of this place, attended the funeral yesterday. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

Our attention has been called by a friend to an interesting face in the life of Hon. J.M. Riffe, who died at Yatesville last week. He was a Captain in the Confederate army and was captured and confined in the Camp Chase prison for 15 months. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1917

RUSSELL, Hugh
Hugh Russell, of Ironton, OH, died Saturday morning in a Cincinnati hospital after several weeks illness. Cincinnati specialists pronounced his ailment as pneumonia and heart trouble. His wife and son, Hugh Russell, Jr., were at his bedside. Mr. Russell was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Jean Russell, now deceased and was born in Lawrence county, KY in 1853. He moved to Ashland in 1868. For over a quarter of a century he was engaged in the saddle and harness business in that city, and his name was one of the best known in the business world in this entire section. Some 20 years ago he moved to Ironton where he also made a decided success of the harness and hardware business. Several years ago he disposed of his store in Ironton and retired from active business. The deceased was a Mason of high standing, and also a member of the Knights of Pythias. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

SHANNON, Mrs. Jeff
Mrs. Jeff Shannon died last Monday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix See, on Lick Creek. She will be remembered as Miss Dockie See, who for several years had been blind. About 2 years ago she married Mr. Jeff Shannon and moved to West Virginia. She was a sister of Mrs. Arbie Wilson, of this city, and the second member of 15 children of the family of Felix See to die, her sister, Mrs. Robert Akers having passed away only a few months ago. A baby was born to Mrs. Shannon on Sunday but it did not live. Her death followed the next day. She was a young woman of fine character, a devout Christian and favorite amongst her friends and family. Mrs. Shannon was 29 yeas old. The funeral and burial were held on Tuesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1917

SUBLETT, Hon. D. D.
Salyersville, KY—Dec 30—The Hon. D. D. Sublett, at one time County Attorney of Magoffin County, and later sergeant-at-arms of the Kentucky Senate, is dead here after b long illness. He was at one time a member of the Kentucky Legislature. Mr. Sublett was born in Bath County, KY, Mar 9, 1833. He was deputy collector of Internal revenue during Cleveland’s Administration. In 1861 he married Virginia Gardner, of Greenup County. He was the father of Charles D. Sublett, who served in the Kentucky Senate during the session of 1904-1905. He was a great friend of education and did much toward making the schools of the town the foremost. He had been a member of the Christian Church at this place for several years and was an elder of the local church at the time of his death. He was a fluent stump speaker and often took part in the various campaigns for the Democratic party. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

TOWNSEND, Ervin

WATTS, George
George Watts, age 39 and Ervin Townsend, 22, both of Wayne County were crushed under a fall of slate and instantly killed in No. 2 mine of the Argyle Coal Co. near Logan on Wednesday afternoon of last week. The bodies were shipped to the former homes of the men in Wayne County for burial. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1917

VANHOOSE, Roland
Ulysses--Roland Vanhoose, age 24 years died the 19th inst at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lyss Edwards on Nelson Branch. He died of complications of pulmonary tuberculosis and measles. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1917

WHITTAKER, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Whittaker died after a short illness of heart trouble at her home at Toll Gate WV. Her body was brought to this place and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Vaughan on Lick Creek. She is survived by her husband and five small children, the youngest only 6 weeks old. She was a devout Christian and member of the Baptist Church. the funeral and burial took place on Saturday and services were conducted by Revs. H. B. Hewlett and S. F. Reynolds of this city. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1917

WILEY
Ulysses--An infant child of Bert Wiley and wife died very unexpectedly last Friday morning, it was only 19 days old at the time of its death. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1917

WILSON, Ulysses Garred
Mr. Ulysses Garred Wilson died Thursday morning of this week at his home in Louisa. He had been sick for nearly a year and for several days his condition was regarded as hopeless. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Mr. Wilson was a quiet, unassuming, good citizen and enjoyed the respect of everybody. He is survived by three sons and a daughter—Richard, Thomas and Claude and Mrs. J. F. Wellman. Surviving brothers and sisters are G. S., C. J. W. F. Wilson and Mrs. James Hale and Mrs. L. M. Copley. Mr. Wilson’s wife died many years ago, when his children were small. He war related to many people in this county, all of whom, together with his friends, are pained to hear of his death. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1917

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ADAMS, Prater
Magoffin County--Died, Jan 17, at his home near Salyersville, Mr. Prater Adams. Mr. Adams had been suffering for some time from tuberculosis and leaves a wife and small daughter, as well as his parents, sister and brother to mourn their loss. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1917

AKERS, Lawrence
Lawrence Akers, died last Thursday at Maybee, MI of spinal meningitis. His illness was reported in the NEWS last week. His mother, Mrs. John Akers, was there and returned after the funeral. Deceased was a fine young man, age about 25 years. He leaves a wife and 3 small children. Mrs. Akers is a daughter of G. L. Burke, formerly of this county. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

BECKLEHAMER, James
James Becklehamer, age 70, died yesterday near Gallup of general debility. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

BOLDEN, Millard
Millard Bolden, colored, died Wednesday night. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

CHATFIELD, Fannie (Bartram)
Mrs. L. G. Chatfield of Catlettsburg died Tuesday morning in a hospital in Ashland where she had undergone an operation for cancer one day last week. She was about 65 years of age and before marriage was Miss Frances Bartram a sister of Capt. William Bartram, deceased, of Clifford, this county. The body was taken to the Chatfield home in Catlettsburg and the funeral and burial took place on Thursday. Mrs. J. B. Peters and Mrs. Sam Dock Frazier of this city are nieces of Mrs. Chatfield. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

DIAMOND
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Diamond, living about 2 miles west of Louisa,, died Monday after a brief illness. Its age was one year. Rev. Hewlett conducted the funeral services Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

FRENCH, Mary (Hazlett)
Mrs. Mary Hazlett French died at the home of her son Tobe French at Vessie, this county, Monday morning. The burial took place Tuesday. the funeral was held at Buchanan Chapel, conducted by Revs French Rice and J.H. Dawson of the M. E. Church, South. Mrs. French was 81 years old and her death was the result of infirmities incident to old age. She is survived by her husband, the venerable John N. French, who is 91 years old they had been married 60 years or more. Two sons, Tobe and Robert and 6 daughters survived their mother. The daughters are Mrs. Margaret Curnutte, Mrs. Luther Taylor, Mrs. Joe Stewart, Mrs. John Compton Mrs. W. H. Lambert, and Mrs. e. T. Billups, wife of the Rev, E. T. Billups, Mrs. French was a true Christian and a fine character She delighted in doing something to make other happy. With children she was a favorite because of this trait. Her kindly and helpful disposition endeared her to family and neighbors and the loss sustained through her death will be felt by all. She was a faithful member of the M. E. Church South for a great many years. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

GILKERSON, Henry
Henry Gilkerson, age 72,, died near Prichard, WV a few days ago. We have been unable to secure any particulars. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

GOEBLE, Octavia
Mrs. Octavia Goeble, wife of Mr. Alvin Goeble, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips last Saturday evening after a long illness. For a week or more prior to her death Mrs. Goeble had been in the hospital at Welch and was to have undergone an operation for a tubercular affection of the neck but the physicians finally determined that an operation would afford on relief. Mrs Goeble was born in Pike County but spent most of her years here where she was very highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities. She was a consistent Christian. Funeral services were eld at the home of her parents, Monday. Rev. William Bunts of the Methodist Church, officiating. Williamson News. Big Sandy news. Feb 23, 1917

GUSSLER
A little child of Sterling Gussler's died at his home just below Louisa last Saturday morning, after a illness of a few days. The child was one year old. The body was taken to the former home of the family on Little Blaine and was buried Sunday. Big Sandy News, Feb 16 1917

HALL, W. E.
W. E. Hall, the 16 months old child of Raymond Hall of Ashland died from the effects of measles. The remains were shipped to Johnson County for treatment. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1917

HAMMOND, Amanda
Mrs. Amanda E. Hammond, passed away at her home at Fort Gay, WV, Monday night, the 19th, from the infirmities of old age. She had been in very poor health for quite awhile. Her age was almost 83, and it was a singular coincidence that she died exactly 20 years after her husband whose death occurred Feb 19, 1897. the funeral took place at the residence on Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. L. D. Bryan of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Hammond was one of the finest characters in the community. She had long been a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. N. Boxley, and four sons, Charley, Johnson, Frank and Will, all whom were present during her last days. Mrs. Lizzie Schmucker, another daughter, died within the last year. Mrs. Hammond was born May 18m 1834 in Harrison County, OH and came here with her husband, James Hammond in 1875. they located on the farm on which she lived until her death. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

JOHNSON, Inez (Meek)
Mrs. F. A. Johnson, age 37, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Wylie G. Prater, near Louisa, on last Saturday evening. Her health had been failing rapidly for some time. Up until a few months ago she had been in Colorado for quite awhile, hoping that in that climate her health would improve, her trouble being pulmonary tuberculosis. She was brought to Louisa on last Thursday and was taken to the home of Mr. Johnson's mother, Mrs. Zara Johnson, and on the following day to her mother's home. Death came on Saturday. Mrs. Johnson was Miss Inez Meek, a beautiful young woman of this place and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meek. When quite young she was married to Frank A. Johnson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Johnson. She is survived by her husband and a grown son, Jay Johnson. In a meeting held at Busseyville in 1901 she was converted and became a member of the church. Her funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett, burial following at the old home place. the funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends. Mr. Johnson is Assistant Superintendent of the Kentucky Houses of Reform at Greendale, near Lexington. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

KEETON, Moveta
Moveta Keeton, near 70 years of age, died Tuesday afternoon at his home at Davis Gap, 3 miles east of Paintsville, from measles. Mr. Keeton had been sick only a few days, but because of his advanced age he was not able to withstand the attack. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and took a deep interest in church work. He has been a minister of the gospel for a number of years and was well known throughout the county. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1917

MAYNARD, Phoebe
Mrs. Phoebe Maynard, wife of Alexander (Bud) Maynard, died at the home of her brother Bennett Houchins, Monday evening, Ceredo. Mrs. Maynard had been in ill health for several years, and had only recently undergone a severe operation at a Portsmouth hospital with the hope of prolonging her life. However she gradually grew worse and the end came Monday evening. Mrs. Maynard was a Christian and was liked by all who knew her. She was 41 years of age and leaves a husband and one son, Shirley Maynard and an adopted daughter, Marie (Marcum) Maynard beside the following relatives: Mrs. Mary E. Houchins, the mother, of Ceredo 4 brothers, Bennett Houchins, of Ceredo, S. S. Houchins of Huntington, John Houchins of Portsmouth, and Ballard Houchins of Thacker; 3 sisters Miss Nona Houchins and Mrs. Modilla Lucas of Ceredo and Mrs. J. P. Booth of Wilsons Creek. The remains were taken to Wayne for interment. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

MILEM, Ann (Reynolds)
Mrs. Ann Reynolds Milem died at her home at Gary, WV last Sunday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis sustained the evening previous. Up to that time her health had been as good as usual. The body was brought to the home of her brother, Ed Reynolds in Fort Gay Monday and the funeral took place Tuesday morning from the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Gaugh, of Louisa. Deceased was the oldest daughter of Rev. S. F. Reynolds and wife, of this place, and she is the first of 10 sons and daughters to die. Her age was 49. She was first married to Jack Whitt and next to Doc Milem. Three daughters survive: Mrs. Nona Whitt Yonce, Mrs. Elmira Whitt Nelson and Miss Blanche Milem, age 18. Mrs. Milem was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and was a good wife and mother. Mrs. C. M. Crutcher of Huntington and Dr. J. H. Reynolds of Louisa, sister and brother of Mrs. Milem, went to Gary immediately upon receipt of the news of her illness. Mrs. Keene Langhorne and brother, Ed Reynolds started there later and met the family on their way to Fort Gay with the body. Dr. J. F. Reynolds of Mt. Sterling attended the funeral. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

MULLINS, Booker
Booker Mullins, age 72, died at his home below the mouth of Blaine. He was a Confederate soldier and was on Kentucky's pension list. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

NEWMAN, F. M.
Mr. F. M. Newman, aged 72, died Sunday at his home at Burnaugh after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Davis of Williamson, WV. funeral and burial took place Tuesday at Kavanaugh. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1917

M.F. Newman, aged 70 years 11 months and 16 days, the oldest member of Kavanaugh Sunday school near Buchanan, KY, left us for his heavenly home Jan 28, 1917. Mr. Newman has been failing in health since last September. The Senior S. S. class book shows that he was present 3 Sunday in October ant her first Sunday in November. When so weak he could hardly totter along, the dear old man would start walking and some one would overtake him with an automobile and take him to Sunday school. Even after he was too weak to walk, he would sometimes send an offering for his class. Mr. Newman died of some bronchitis trouble. Suffered long and the last few weeks of his life talked much of "going home". The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. H. Dawson at Kavanaugh Church Jan 30. The body was laid to rest under a great beech tree in the Kavanaugh Cemetery around the little church. The deceased leaves a wife, daughter, 2 sisters and one brother to mourn the loss.

His daughter, Mrs. A. C. Davis of Williamson, WV was also ill and unable to visit her father in his last illness. His brother lives in Minnesota and 2 sisters in California. The noble wife had to stand "alone with God", by his bedside of suffering until God took him "home". Miss Lillian Mansell, a trained nurse of Huntington, WV was untiring in her efforts to make his last days comfortable and was a comfort to Mrs. Newman. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

PARKER
Mrs. Parker died at her home in this county, about 5 miles from Louisa. She was 72 years old. Measles was the cause of her death. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

PRESTON, Charley
Charley Preston, a son of "Judge" Preston, died at his home near the mouth of Georges Creek the latter part of last week. Measles and pneumonia caused his death. He had been an invalid practically all his life and was almost blind. His age was 32. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

RIFFE, John P.
John P. Riffe (Cuff) died Monday night at his home on East Fork of double pneumonia. His health had not been good for a number of years. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon and was preached by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of the M. E. Church South. The surviving sons and daughters are T. Riffe of East Fork, Bllie Riffe of Louisa, John Riffe of Russell, Mrs. John Rice of Catlettsburg, Mrs. John Elswick of Rush, Mrs. Frank Neikirk of Nelsonville, OH and Miss Mearle Riffe. His youngest son Charley Riffe, died about 2 years ago. W. E. Queen and Mrs. Bud Lambert of this city and Herbert Queen of Van Lear are step children of Mr. Riffe. Mr. Riffe was a good citizen and will be much missed. Mr. Riffe was born Apr 19, 1835, Age 81 years and 10 months. Was married to Miss Elizabeth A. Barrett Oct 27, 1854. to this union 9 children were born, of which his wife and 4 children preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Mrs. Barbara L. Queen Apr 8, 1896. She died Feb 6, 1907. to this union was born one child, earle Riffe. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

STALEY, Peyton
Peyton Staley, 96 years old, died at the old Staley home on Buffalo Creek, in Wayne County, WV after an illness of 5 weeks. Funeral services were in the Whites Creek Baptist Church, which Mr. Staley founded 50 years ago. Over 100 grandchildren survive the death of the pioneer, in addition to 8 daughters, as follows: Mrs. G. W. Plymale,, Mrs. Freeland Booth, Mrs. Oliver Christian, Mrs. J. B. Malcolm, Mrs. T. J. Booth, Mrs. Hurston Booth, Mrs. William Tell and Mrs. J. D. Garrett. Resident of the entire tri-state region, in which Mr. Staley was well and favorably known, were grieved to learn of his death. He had lived in the home on Buffalo Creek for the last 50 years. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

STEELE, Wallace
Prestonsburg--We are sorry to hear of the death of uncle Wallace Steele. He was taken ill of lagrippe several days ago and passed away Saturday night. He was about 77 years of age. the remains were laid to rest in the Layne Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

STRATTON, Burwell S.
Mr. Burwell S. Stratton died at this home 4 miles south of Louisa last Saturday morning, at the advanced age of 84 years. He had been in feeble health for several months, but an attack of pneumonia was the cause of his death. The burial took place Sunday afternoon in the John L. Vaughan burial grounds. The surviving sons and daughters are Marion, John, Ira, Emerson, Lucy, Emma and Lizzie by the first marriage and Charley and Goldie by the second marriage. The mother of the two latter also survives her husband. Mr. Stratton was an honorable citizen and was well liked by his neighbors. His son, Marion, who lives near High Bridge,KY, came home arriving a day or two before his father's death. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

TACKET, W. M.
W. M. Tacket, age 40, died Wednesday of brain fever at Radnor, WV. The body was brought here yesterday on the way to Paintsville for burial. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

THOMPSON, Lucille
Lucille, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lum Thompson, died Monday of measles and pneumonia; 2 days before a 2 year old girl died from the same cause in this home and 2 other children are expected to live but a short time. It is said the children were ill only a few days and had no physician. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

THOMPSON, Sallie
The death of Mrs. Sallie Thompson on Little Blaine Wednesday removed one of the oldest person in the county. Some of the neighbors say she was over 100 years old. She was the widow of "Big Sam" Thompson and the mother of Rev. Bill Thompson. Before marriage her name was Waller. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

WELLMAN Ruth
Miss Ruth, daughter of Erastus Wellman, on Tabors Creek, 2 miles from Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday. She was 27 years old and had not walked a step for 20 years. Spinal trouble was responsible for her crippled condition. She weighed over 250 pounds. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1917

WHEELER, Dan
Blaine--Uncle Dan Wheeler died Thursday, Feb 1, at the home of his son Malchia Wheeler. He had been sick quite a while and his death was not unexpected. He was buried on Saturday by the Mason in the graveyard just back of his old home. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1917

WHITT, Dockie
Miss Dockie Whitt died at the home of Oliver Loar 3 miles north of Fort Gay, Monday. She had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for quite awhile and her death was not unexpected. She had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Loar ever since she was a child. Her age was about 25 years. She was highly respected and had many friends in the neighborhood, She had been for years a faithful member of the church at Tabor's Creek. The funeral and burial took place on Wednesday afternoon and a large number of friends attended. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1917

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ADKINS, Arch
Wayne Co., WV--Arch Adkins, one of the oldest citizens of Millers Fork, died recently of pneumonia. For many years he enjoyed the distinction of being the largest man in the county. He held many positions of honor during his life and was one of the substantial citizens of that section. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1917

ADKINS
Wayne Co., WV--Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Adkins last their baby last week. The child first took measles, then developed pneumonia and then whooping cough. Maxie the next youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Adkins died on Friday. The body of the first named child had been kept up because of the expected death of the other child. Both were buried in the same grave Saturday. Rev. McKinster conducted burial services. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1917

AKERS, Lawrence
On the 14th of February the death angle took from us our dear son, Lawrence, whom we loved. He leaves a wife and 3 children, father and mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters and other relatives, and a host of friends to mourn the loss. His brothers are Jim, Bob,, Harry and Carl. Sisters are Mrs. Emerson Stratton and Mrs. Millard Wilson. Our dear boy was 24 years 4 months and 13 days old. He was converted in his 14th year. Mother was by him when the Lord spoke peace to his soul. I thank the good Lord for saving me 47 years ago the fifth of this month. I thank Him for owning me today as one of his children. I will soon cross over the river that dear Lawrence has crossed. I stood by his bedside and say him peacefully pass out of this life. He was laid in the Oakview Cemetery Monroe county, MI to await the resurrection. His mother, Mrs. John Akers. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1917

ATKINS, Zed
The Lawrence County friends of Zed Atkins will be sorry to hear of his death which occurred in Huntington, WV. His home was in Hamilton, OH and he was enroute to Tuscola, this county, for a visit when he took sick and died in Huntington. He had been a sufferer for some time from Bright's disease. Mr. Atkins is survived by his second wife. His first marriage was to Miss Jordan, a sister of H. A. Jordan, of Tuscola. She died a few years ago. Mr. Atkins had lived in Cincinnati and Portsmouth, OH and at the time of his death was in the grocery business in Hamilton. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

BARRETT, Viola
Portsmouth, Mar 8--While sitting in her chair conversing with her daughter, Eloise, and a neighbor, Mrs. Fred Miller, the death summons came most unexpectedly Tuesday night to Mrs. Viola Barrett, wife of John Barrett, a well known farmer of Gephart's Station. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mrs. Barrett had just sat down and complained that she was getting dizzy. Her head pitched forward and she was dead before a physician could be summoned. According to relatives Mrs. Barrett had suffered several attacks of heart trouble. The deceased was 56 years of age and in addition to her husband leaves 7 children as follows: Mrs. Stella Burton, Fred, Mrs. Lula Byington, Charles, Anna, Mrs. Goldie Milan and Eloise. The family formerly lived in Lawrence County, KY moving to Gephart's Station 2 years ago. the body was taken to Boyd County, KY for burial. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1917

BILLUPS, Rev. P. H.
The death angel again saddened our home and took from us a dear husband and a good father, Rev. P. H. Billups was called from this transitory world to his eternal home on high. Rev. Billups was born Mar 9, 1850, died Jan 29, 1917, aged 66 years, 10 months and 10 days. Was converted Jan 1865, had been a Baptist preacher for 35 years. He had been married twice, his first wife was Miss Hester Thompson. To this union were born 6 children, viz: Gracie, Elmon, John, Hiram, Fred and Bob. His second wife was the widow of A. R. Queen. to this union was born one child, Fanny Edna, who died in infancy. Bro. Billups' sickness was only a few days. He took pneumonia and was soon called from this world. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pucket at the Baptist Church on Big Hurricane, WV after which the body was laid to rest in the Christian graveyard to await the resurrection morn. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

BOLT, L. C.
Estep, KY--On Feb 8th, 1917 the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Green Bolt, Jr., and took their youngest son, little L. C.. He was a most bright and beautiful little boy loved by all who knew him was sick only a short time and all that loving hands and medical skill could do was done for him. L. C. leaves a father, mother, 3 brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Death was due to that dreaded disease diphtheria. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

CARTER, John B.
Mr. John B. Carter died of pneumonia at Yatesville Thursday morning of this week, after a brief illness. the end came very unexpectedly. He was at the home of his deceased brother Landon Carter, where he had been spending most of his time lately in assisting the 2 daughters of his brother, who were left alone by the father's death. The funeral will take place Friday morning and the body will be laid to rest in the family burial grounds. Deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Louisa and this order will take part in the funeral. Mr. Carter is the last of 4 brothers who were amongst our most prominent and popular farmers. The brothers were George, Landon and Millard. John B. was quiet good citizen, with many friends and no enemies. His death is a loss to the community in which he had spent his life. the widow is 71. The surviving daughters are Mrs. Mollie Burton, and Mrs. B. J. Chaffin of Louisa, Mrs. M. A. Elkins of Ashland, Mrs. W. s. Frazier of Holden, WV, Mrs. Mart Burchett of Yatesville. The sons are George J., Milt, and Charley. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1917

CASTLE, Mrs. H. W. (Nancy Chapman)
1917, the dark banner waived over the home of H. W. Castle and called for its victim, his love wife. All was done that loving hands could do, but all in vain. She had been in poor health for several years, but was only confined to her bed a few days. She suffered greatly for many days before death relieved her, but bore her suffering patiently. She was born Oct 20, 1853 and died Jan 13, 1917 aged 63 years, 2 months and 13 days. She was the mother of 11 children of whom 3 preceded her to the great beyond and 8 are still living. the 8 living are 4 boys and 4 girls. The girls being Mrs. Andy Webb, Mrs. Thomas Bowe, Mrs. Thomas Cochran and Mrs. Albie Abshire. The boys are Harry, Edgar, Ollie and Walker. They were all present at the funeral. Her maiden name was Nancy Chapman, a daughter of William Chapman. The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Burgess at her hoe on Lick Creek on Sunday and the body was laid to rest in the Castle burial ground overlooking the home. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

CRIDER, William
William Crider died on Monday evening after an illness of several days with pneumonia. He came to this county a few years ago from Floyd County and bought the John Conley farm near Deep Hole Branch. he was 73 years old, and leaves a wife and 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Three of his children live in Oklahoma, one in Floyd County and one in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

Deep Hole--On Feb 27, from the home of Mrs. Ester Crider was taken her beloved husband William Crider, age 73 years. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. He was a good man, liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed in his neighborhood. He leaves a wife and 6 children and a host of friends to mourn the loss. Four of the children live in Oklahoma and one in Floyd County and one in Lawrence. He was laid to rest in the Short Graveyard to await the resurrection morn. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1917

DIAMOND, Homer
Homer, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Diamond was born Dec 23, 1915, died Feb 12, 1917, aged 1 year 1 month and 20 days. He leaves a father, mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers to mourn the loss of a dear little son and brother. His death was caused by cerebral meningitis. He was sick only about 2 weeks. His funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H. B. Hewlett, after which the little body was laid to rest on a hill overlooking the home. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

FULKERSON, Herman W.
On last Friday a message was received from Louisville by Mr. Wm. Fulkerson, of this city, bringing the news of the death of his brother, Dr. Herman W. Fulkerson. although aware of his critical illness and that no hope was held by his physicians for his recovery the sad truth came as quite a shock to the only remaining member of the Fulkerson family from which have passed away in only a few years the father, mother and 2 brothers. His body arrived here on Saturday evening accompanied by the grief stricken wife, and Sunday the funeral was held form the home of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Fulkerson in lower Louisa. The funeral was conducted in a very impressive manner, by the Rev. H. B. Hulett of the M. E. Church South of which Sunday school Herman Fulkerson was a faithful member until ill health prevented his attending. The large gathering of his friends at the funeral testified to the high esteem in which the young man was held. Burial took place in Fulkerson cemetery where only a few months ago the body of his mother Mrs. Julia Fulkerson was laid to rest.

Dr. Fulkerson was graduated at the age of 23 years from a medical school and had practiced in Oklahoma and Kentucky. In 1913 he was married to Miss Marie Wilhoit, of Grayson. He located at Normal, KY and it was there his health began to fail and they moved to the home of his mother at Louisa. He was given the best of medical attendance and several specialists were consulted. The following was read at the funeral:

Dr. Herman Walbridge Fulkerson was born May 9, 1884 and was the youngest son of William M. and Julia Fulkerson. He received his education from the Louisa Public School, Georgetown College and Kentucky School of Medicine where he was graduated in 1907. On Dec 24, 1913 he married Marie, daughter of Col. E. B. Wilhoit, of Grayson, KY. Some 2 years ago he was stricken with paresis and the best medical authorities of Louisa, Huntington, Ashland, Cincinnati and Louisville were secured and every thing was done to give relief to this suffering and affliction, but his case was hopeless and death relieved his long suffering on Friday morning, Mar 23rd at Central State Hospital. He is survived by his wife and little son and by one brother, William M. Fulkerson. His father, mother and 2 brothers preceded him to the great beyond. Much sympathy goes out to the devoted wife and little son, Herman, Jr., and only brother, William M. Fulkerson. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

HAMMOND
Mrs. Hammond died recently near Clifford in this county, at the home of her son Frank. She had reached the extreme age of 93 years. Her mind was always a cheerful, helpful and happy woman and a favorite in the community. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

HAYS, John H.
John H. Hays, son of W. T. Hays, died at his home near Charley of tuberculosis. He was 26 years of age and single. He was the fourth member of the family to die of tuberculosis. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

HEWLETT, Clerinda (Mullins)
In sad but loving remembrance of my dear mother, Mrs. Clerinda Hewlett, born Aug 13, 1853, departed this life Nov. 13, 1916, age 58 years 3 months. She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and was ever ready to aid the sick and afflicted and to comfort the sorrowing. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitudes and when the final summons came she was ready to go home to die no more. She is survived by 6 children: Cecil Hewlett, Willie Hewlett, Mrs. George Hersey of Hewlett WV, Miss Maggie Hewlett of Huntington, WV, Birch Hewlett of Alabama and Mrs. B. E. Richard of Virginia; 3 brothers and 2 sisters: David Mullins of Catalpa, William and John Mullins and Mrs. Nathan Warner, Mrs. Elick Virse of Sciotoville, OH besides a host of sorrowing friends and neighbors to mourn the loss of a good neighbor and mother. The remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

JUSTICE, Lesder|
Lesder Justice died Sunday Mar 4th, 1917. He had been staying with some of his relatives on Knob Branch when he was taken ill with pneumonia and kept growing worse until he died. The people of Knob Branch, as well as the entire county, very sadly mourn his loss. He owned land on Little Blaine near Mattie, KY and was formerly a citizen of that place. He was buried there Tuesday Mar 6th and many were the sad faces that told him forever farewell. His was honest, reliable and industrious. He was a good citizen and every body loved him. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1917

LAYNE, James P.
James P. Layne, generally known as "Uncle Pem" died at Ivel, Floyd County, KY on the 22nd of Feb. He was past 86 years old, had been in poor health for some years. He lived with his nephew, James Hatcher, who cared for him with the vigilance and tenderness of a son for a father. Uncle Pem and Mr. Hatcher's father, A. J. Hatcher were brothers in law and were intimate close friends all their lives. Uncle Pem's old friend R. T. Burns of Louisa received a letter from him in January, saying he had not long to live, but was in peace with God and was ready to go when called. Uncle Pem had been a good citizen of Floyd County all his life, for many years quite prominent in business affairs. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

LITTLE, Floyd
On last Sunday afternoon, Cord Newsom, a son of Quillen Newsom, shot and killed Floyd Little, the town Marshall of Weeksbury the new mining town in the head of Left Beaver. Little went up to the house of a Mr. Tackett where Newsom and his brother were boarding to try and quiet Cord Newsom's brother, who was drunk and firing his pistol from the front porch. He undertook to get young Newsom to go in the house and get sober and while reasoning the case with him, Cord, who was on the stair steps, pulled his gun and shot Little as he started into the house with his (Newsom's ) brother, Little lived until 4 o'clock Monday morning. Cord Newsome was arrested and brought to Prestonsburg and lodged in jail. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1917

LOWE
Lowmansville--The 10 months old child of Amos Lowe and wife, died the 20th of March. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

MCKENZIE, George
Ashland, KY--Mar 3--George McKenzie, of Greenup County, died in an Ashland hospital this morning from the result of a fractured skull, believed to have been caused by James Mullins, aged 20 striking him on the head last Sunday with a piece of scantling during a quarrel. Mullins is now under arrest. McKenzie was 33 years old and is survived by a wife and 5 year old son. He was a farmer. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

MOORE, Hobert
Hobert, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Moore, died at the home 2 miles below Louisa Monday night. Pneumonia following measles was the cause of death. The funeral took place Wednesday at the home, conducted by Rev. M. A. Hay. Much sympathy is felt by the neighbors for this good family, who moved to Two Mile only a few months ago. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

MOORE, Lida Gartrell
Miss Lyda Gartrell Moore, daughter of the late Judge Laban T. Moore, and a member of one of the most prominent families in Catlettsburg, died at her home, Beechmore, Catlettsburg, Sunday morning. Death was due to pneumonia. She was born in Louisa, KY in 1855, but was a resident of Catlettsburg practically all her life. She was a member of the Catlettsburg M. E. Church, South. She is survived by 3 sisters, Miss Mary Moore of Beechmore, Mrs. James Patton of Catlettsburg and Mrs. E. J. Buffington of Evanston, IL. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday morning. Miss Moore was a niece of F. R. Moore, of this city. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

MULLINS, Booker
Death visited the home of Mrs. Booker Mullins and took there from her, beloved husband, Mr. Booker Mullins. He was born Mar 15, 1843 and died Feb 13, 1917. He leaves 5 children to mourn their loss, 3 preceded him to the Glory Land. He also leaves 4 step daughters, two of whom were present at the time of his death. They were Mrs. Jeff Pinson of Crum, WV and Mrs. Emma Jobe of Catlettsburg. He was a brave soldier in the civil war. His first wife had preceded him to the great beyond several years ago. His last wife and little son live near Zelda, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

PHILLIPS, Mrs. Wash
The widow of Wash Phillips, age 86, died at the home of her son at Russell a few days ago and the body was shipped to upper Blaine, in this county, for burial. Mr. Phillips died at the latter place a few years ago. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

RICE, Mary (Osburn)
Mrs. Mary Rice died at the home of her son, Dr. W. A. Rice at Fallsburg last Thursday, Mar 1, 1917 at the age of 87 years 1 month and 5 days. She was the mother of 15 children, of whom there are 7 living: Dr. N. F. Rice of Blaine, Con and James A. Rice of Dennis, Dr. C. S. Rice of Rice, NE, D. F. Rice, Alberta, Canada, Dr. W. A. Rice, Fallsburg, J. H. Rice, Fullerton. She was a member of the M. E. Church South and had been for many years. Always kind and ready to help in time of need. She was taken to the home graveyard on Blaine for burial at her request. She said she was going to a better world than this. She was the daughter of Squire Walter Osburn and has 3 brothers living, Charles, Loss and W.M. Osburn, all at Blaine. She was married to Rev. William C. Rice Mar 12, 1846. She has lived with her son, Dr. W. A. Rice, for the last 7 years. Was kind to all and wanted everybody to meet her in the sweet beyond. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

SPERRY, Forest
Forest Sperry aged 30 years, married, and the father of 4 children, died Sunday afternoon at his home near Ashland, death being due to typhoid fever. The remains were interred at Bear Creek. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1917

STANLEY, Prentice
Last Sunday afternoon at about 3 o'clock Fred Bailey shot and killed Prentice Stanley at Ballot, on Little Paint. Reports say Stanley in company with a man named Music was passing the home of Fred Bailey when Bailey and Stanley became engaged in a quarrel, when Bailey entered his home and returned with an automatic pistol and shot Stanly 8 times, killing him instantly. Bailey made his escape and has not been captured. Friends of Bailey claim that Stanley had his pistol out when he was shot. Stanley is a nephew of C. M. and J. H. Cooper and Mrs. D. J. Wheeler of this city. Paintsville Herald. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1917

SWETNAM, John J.
John J. Swetnam died at his home at Jenkins after a few days suffering with a severe pain in his head. He was 67 years of age and had lived at Blaine this county most of his life. When he was a small child his father died at their home in Kansas and his uncle Neri Swetnam who went to attend the funeral brought the boy to his home near Blaine and he remained in that section of the county until a few years ago when he and his family moved to Jenkins. Mr. Swetnam was married to Miss Sidney Flaugher, Dec 30, 1875 and to this union 9 children were born, 6 of whom, with his wife, survive. He united with the M. E. Church in 1901 and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett of this city and was attended by a large crowd of friends. All his children, except one son, who lived in Oklahoma, were present. He is survived by his wife and a grown family. Leslie Swetnam a prominent teacher in Mason County is one of the sons. Mr. Swetnam was a good citizen and his unexpected death came as quite a shock to his relatives and friends in this county. On Tuesday the body was taken to Blaine for burial. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

THOMPSON, Martin V.
Martin V. Thompson died at his home at Webbville Tuesday evening after an illness of several days, caused by paralysis. He is survived by a widow, 4 sons and 2 daughters, Dr. D. J. Thompson, Dr. C. L. Thompson, Mrs. M. E. Sparks and Miss Emma Thompson. The funeral was held on Thursday morning from the residence. The county loses a good citizen and the members of the bereaved family are the recipients of much sympathy. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1917

WEBB, Richard
Richard Webb died Wednesday at Dry Ridge, this county, at the age of 90 years, being one of the oldest citizens in the county. He was a goof man and the father of a large and highly respected family. His sons are Joe, Dock, William and James. The daughters are Mrs. Buchanan Berry, Mrs. George Moore and Mrs. Devenport. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1917

On Mar 22, 1917, the death angel visited the home of James E. Webb and claimed for its victim his loving father, Richard Webb. He was 90 years 7 months and 1 day old. He was married to Elizabeth Davis and to this union was born 8 children 4 girls and 4 boys. They are Mrs. George Moore of Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Buck Berry of West Virginia, Mrs. W. Z. Adkins of Twin Branch, and Mrs. W. H. Webb of Arkansas. W. H. Webb of Ohio, Dock Webb of West Virginia, and James Webb of Irad, KY. He was one of Lawrence County's best citizens. He was born and reared in Martin County, but moved to Lawrence after his marriage. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for a number of years and died in full belief of a living God. All of his children were present when he left this world for Canaan's happy shore except Joe, Will, Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Devenport. He was a loving husband and kind and affectionate father and was loved by all. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1917

WOODS
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James H. Woods Monday night and died Wednesday night. The body will be interred in the family burial grounds on East Fork. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

YORK, Gaylord
The following item was sent in by Mrs. O. H. Kinner of Buchanan, KY, who is an aunt of the young man. His death occurred Feb 27, 1917 at Middletown, OH: Gaylord York passed away at his home on Garfield Avenue Saturday evening after a short illness. He was 21 years of age and has been a resident of this city 3 years. He came here from Ashland, KY and ever since has resided with his father Thomas York on Garfield Avenue. Since a resident here he had been employed as paper hanger with Stanley Webster and has gained numerous friends all of whom mourn his loss. the funeral services will take place from the residence tomorrow morning. Rev. Foster will officiate and interment in charge of A. T. Wilson and Son will be made in Woodside Cemetery. Two brothers, Thomas York of Cleveland and Clarence York of Ashland, KY have arrived to attend the services. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1917

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BARNETT, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Barnett, aged 42 years died at her home in Hampton City, Thursday night of pneumonia. The remains were shipped to Fuller late last afternoon on O. B. & S where interment will be made. Mrs. Barnett is survived by her husband and 3 sons, the oldest of whom is 20. He is at home very ill, She was a Newsome, prior to her marriage, and her parents are Van Newsome and wife of Pike County have been at the stricken home. Mrs. Barnett was a good woman and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, was a good wife and mother. She had been ill only one week and physicians stated that pneumonia followed her having ruptured a blood vessel of lungs in over work in moving. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

BILLUPS, Eliza
Gallipolis, OH, Apr 11--The body of Mrs. Eliza Billups, of Huntington, WV, was found today floating in the Kanawha river with a bag of gold tied to her neck. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1917

BLACK, O. K.
O. K. Black, brakeman on extra west number 905, C & O freight train was struck by passenger train number 2 Monday near Lloyd, below Portsmouth, and instantly killed. He was standing on the track waiting for orders for his train to move when he was hit by the fast train. The deceased was a brother of H. G. Black, a brakeman on the Big Sandy division. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1917

BROWN, William A.
William A. Brown, 77 years old, a veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War, died suddenly of heart failure Saturday at Olive Hill. He was formerly of Rowan County, where he served many years as Justice of the Peace. He had made 3 requests concerning his funeral an burial: that "America" be sung by the choir, that he be buried with the Stars and Stripes upon his coffin and that the coffin be a homemade one specifying the friends who should make it. His second wife and 3 children survive him: Mrs. James Waldeck, Ezel, KY, the Rev. H. Clay Brown of Atlanta, IN, and William R. Brown of Olive Hill, KY. big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

CARROLL, Lottie
Miss Lottie Carroll, age 23, died last Sunday of meningitis at the home of Fred Massie near the Forks of Hurricane, WV after an illness of only a few days. She was the daughter of Bill Carroll and had made her home at Mr. Massie's for several years. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1917

HATCHER, James G.
James G. Hatcher died at his home at Mouth of Abbott Creek, Cliff, Floyd County, KY last Monday morning. He was a first cousin of Mrs. R. T. Burns. Mr. Burns went to the funeral Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

HENRY, Norwood
The body of Norwood Henry, colored, who was drowned Feb 22, while crossing the river with a boat load of whiskey, was brought to the surface of the water this morning, on the hooks of a trot line that was set just above the bridge that crossed to South Williamson. The spot where the body was found is just a short distance below where Henry met his death. The fining of the coroner's jury was that he came to his death by drowning. The body was in a bad state of decomposition, but was easily identified. Williamson Republican. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

HICKS
Webbville--The infant son of Cecil Hicks and wife died at their home Monday. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

HOLTON, Milton
One of the saddest accidents that has happened in this county for a long time was that which ended the life of Milton Holton. It occurred in Louisa last Sunday afternoon on east Jefferson Street in front of the home of William Hammond, where the young man was boarding. He stepped too close to a passing freight train and met instant death. Just before the accident he had asked Miss Claudia Hammond to take a walk, and they started just as a freight train was passing. He said "Let's take a ride" and stepped over near the track and touched the cars, pretending to be trying to catch hold. Then turning as though to step away from the track the witnesses were horrified to see his body dashed to the ground, one foot being caught under the wheels and part of it cut off. His head struck a rock with such force that death was instantaneous. It all occurred so suddenly that no one who saw it is clear as to the exact cause, but it is believed a projecting rod caught in his pocket. The body was taken on Monday to his home near Blaine. The schools were dismissed until the sorrowful procession moved out of town.

Mr. Holton was in his 21st year. He was a student in the law department of Kentucky Normal College and ranked as one of the brightest and most worthy student in the entire college. He was a young man of unusually high character and ideals. His death caused profound sorrow throughout the town and has awakened a sense of the insecurity of life as no other occurrence here has done. The unfortunate young man was the youngest son of Mrs. Martha Swetnam Holton, widow of George Holton. One brother and one sister survive. From another section of the paper-- Funeral services were conducted at his home Tuesday by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa. His body was laid to rest by the side of his brother, Talmage in the Swetnam graveyard. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

JUSTICE, Pearl
Blaine, KY--Pearl Justice, daughter of Eli Justice, of this place, died Sunday, Mar 25 of tuberculosis. Was buried Monday. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1917

KISE, Annie (Ramsey)
Annie R. Ramsey was born in Fife Shire, Scotland, Jul 28, 1853. After a lingering illness of several weeks she succumbed to paralysis at her home at Kise, Lawrence county, KY, Apr 20, 1917 at the age of 63 years 8 months and 22 days. When but a small child she came with her parents to this county, landing at Philadelphia. On Jan 26, 1871, she was married to David G. Kise and most of her life since has been spent at Kise, this county. Five children blessed the home, Andrew of Washington, IN, Mrs. Lena Swetnam, Robert and William, of this county, Frank, the second son, died several years ago. Her husband died in Dec 1912. Mrs. Kise was converted in early life and has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for about 40 years. The unanimous and hearty testimony of all who knew her is that she lived a consistent Christian life. Funeral services were held at her late home Apr 22 by Rev. A. C. Bostwick, assisted by Rev. Miller, a neighbor and friend of the family and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the Kise home. Big Sandy News, Apr 27,1917

LESLIE, J. B.
Mr. J. B. Leslie age 87 years, a well known citizen of Boyd County passed away at his home on Bolts Fork Mar 27. He leaves a widow, 7 children and 2 brothers to mourn his loss. Mr. Leslie was a soldier of the Civil War and served in the 14th KY. Co. C. He was in several battles and did excellent service for his county. He leaves a large circle of friends and was loved by all who knew him. He has been an earnest Christian for many years and his life was an example to all who knew him. He expressed bright hopes for the future shortly before he died and when the end came passed away as gently as a child falling asleep. The funeral was preached at the home in the presence of the family and a large number of friends. His remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground, Mar 29. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1917

MILLER, Lulu
Lulu Miller, aged 20 years, of Van Lear, KY, and Mrs. Ida Wylie Davis, age 18, of Catlettsburg, were struck by a shifter on the Chesapeake & Ohio crossing at Main St., Catlettsburg last Friday night. Lula Miller was killed instantly and Mrs. Davis was so terribly injured that it was stated at the King's Daughters' hospital, in Ashland, where she was taken after the accident, that her condition was extremely critical. The two young women were crossing the tracks and stopped to let a freight train pass on another track. They did not hear the shifter on the track on which they were standing and both were struck and carried for a distance of 100 feet before they were discovered and the engine stopped. The body of the dead girl was removed to an undertaking establishment and her injured companion was rushed to the hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Davis, is a daughter of Sam Wylie of Catlettsburg. Miss Miller had been visiting in Catlettsburg for 10 days or more. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

MOORE, John
The remains of the man, presumably John Moore, who was killed near here by a C & O train a month ago, and which have since been held at Kilgore's undertaking establishment here, were buried last afternoon in the potters field of Catlettsburg cemetery. The undertaker, Mr. Henry Collier, read the burial rites and a prayer at the grave. This man, who doubtless had loved ones and whom some one loved dearly, sleeps in an unknown grave. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

PAGE, James
James, the 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Page, died Saturday morning after a few days illness of whooping cough. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the residence and was conducted by Rev. H.B. Hewlett. Burial in Fulkerson Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

PAULSLEY, Mrs. J. M. (Fannie Atkinson)
Mrs. J. M. Paulsley died Tuesday at her home at Columbus, OH, after an lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Paulsley was formerly Miss Fannie Atkinson, sister of Dr. Atkinson and Aunt Lou Preston of this city. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

PRATER, Rebecca (Auxier)
Mrs. Rebecca Prater died at the home of her son, Tom Prater, at Salyersville, Apr 2. On Jan 8th she was 90 years old. She was the widow of Thomas Prater and before marriage was Miss Rebecca Auxier, of Block House Bottom and a daughter of Samuel Auxier. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martha Walker, who lives in Nebraska and a brother, Polk Auxier of East Point. She was one of the best women in Eastern Kentucky and for nearly three quarters of a century had been a member of the Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

PRESTON, Mrs. Charles
Wayne, WV--Mrs. Charles Preston died at Logan Sunday night. She had been sick but a few days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Booth of Wilsons Creek. Mr. Preston and his family had been residents of this county until about a year ago. The body was buried Wednesday in the Spurlock Cemetery just north of town. She left 2 small children. She was a fine woman. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Rev. McKinster had charge of the funeral ceremony. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

PRESTON, James W.
One of the county's highly respected old citizens died at his home near Borders Chapel Thursday of last week. He was about 80 years old and had been feeble for quite awhile. He lived with his daughter, Mrs. Wallace Borders. Two sons arrived--Joe B. and Frank. Mr. Preston was a faithful member of the M. E. Church South. He was formerly a deputy Sheriff and lived at Louisa for a few years. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

SALYERS, Horacio
Salyersville, KY, Apr 16--Horacio Salyers, 48 years old, married and well to do farmer of Sublett post office, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself in his barn. He had been mentally unbalanced for several months. He is a brother of former County Judge, R. C. Salyers. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

SEE, Eleanor
Eleanor, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aden See, passed away last Friday night at the home of Mrs. See's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bartram, of Clifford, where they had been visiting several weeks. She was nearly a year old and her death followed a short illness from pneumonia. The funeral and burial took place Sunday morning. Among those from Louisa who attended were Fred See and Miss Celeste See. Burial was in the Bartram graveyard at the Falls of Tug. Big Sandy news, Apr 20 1917

The NEWS was in error in stating last week that the death of Eleanor Sue, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aden See, occurred at Clifford. It was at the home of the grandfather, C. F. See, in Louisa and the body was taken to the Bartram burial ground at Clifford for burial. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1917

THOMPSON, Elizabeth
Mrs. (Granville) Elizabeth Thompson died at her home in Ironton, OH last Friday after an illness of several weeks. She had been a resident of that city since moving there several years ago from Ft. Gay, Wv. She was 69 years of age and had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church nearly all her life. She is survived by her husband and 4 sons, Carmi, A. Thompson, of St. Paul, Howard C. Thompson, of Lewiston, MT, Charles W. Thompson of New York, and Oscar E. Thompson of Columbus, OH. Col. Carmi Thompson and wife were with their mother during her last days. The funeral was held from the home and burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Sunday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1917

WILLIAMS, Mary (Wells)
Mrs. Mary Wells Williams, widow of Asa Williams, died in a hospital in Lexington and the body was taken to her home near Boons Camp, Johnson County, last Monday evening. She was a sister of Mrs. H. B. Hewlett, of this city. Mrs. Williams was 51 years of age and is survived by 6 children. The funeral was conducted on Tuesday by Rev. H. B. Hewlett and the burial took place in the Wells burial ground. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1917

YATES, James D.
Died at his home at Jenkins, Thursday night, Mar 29. Mr. Yates was 59 years and 4 months old, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Pricy Yates. He was born at Mouth Card, on Dec 18m 1857 and in the year 1871 moved to Yeager, where he lived until 1906. He then moved to Zelda, Lawrence County and last June moved to Jenkins, where he remained until his death. Mr. Yates believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. He believed that the man who scattered flowers in the pathway of his fellowmen, who lets into the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy and human happiness, is following in the footsteps of his Master. Mr. Yates joined the church many years ago. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss, besides a multitude of friends. The funeral was held at the residence and the body laid to rest in the family burying ground near the old home at Yeager--Pikeville News. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1917

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AUXIER, John J.
John J. Auxier, commonly called Uncle Jack, died at his home on Johns Creek Apr 14. He was 86 years of age and was an old soldier having served throughout the Civil War. He was in many engagements among them, the battles of Kenesaw and Lookout Mountains. Also, was with Gen. Sherman in his famous march to the sea. As a result of this service he has many years been an invalid. He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters,. Also one sister, Mrs. Lorena Conley, He was the son of Nathaniel Auxier, a pioneer settler of Big Sandy. Uncle Jack descended from a line of soldiers on both sides of his house. His grandfather, John Beck, on the maternal side, being a Revolutionary soldier as also was his grandfather, Samuel Auxier and his great grandfather, was a French solder who afterward came to America (accompanied by the Hagers of Big Sandy) bringing with him a number of sons who enlisted in the American Revolution. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

BRANHAM, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Branham, of Cliff, KY, died Sunday. She was 28 years of age and is survived by her husband and 6 children. She was a daughter of Squire Hopson of Stephens Branch and a granddaughter of Ned Horn. Her burial took place from Cliff Monday. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

COMPTON, Carrie
Miss Carrie Compton died at her home at Hulette, this county Wednesday night. She was 26 years of age and the daughter of Squire John A. Compton. Her death was the result of illness of considerable duration. She was a worthy and amiable young lady and her death has brought sorrow to the entire community. Squire Compton's many friends extend their sympathy. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1917

EUBANKS, E. L.
Welch, WV, May 15--Sergeant E. L. Eubanks, son of Capt. W. E. Eubanks of this city, was instantly killed and Lieut. George Bratt and Zack Price, a Norfolk & Western signal man were painfully injured early Monday morning when a railroad motor car in which they were riding ran into a dog and was derailed near Deegans, one mile east of this city. They were on an inspection tour of the guards that are patrolling N & W property in that vicinity. Sergeant Eubanks suffered a broken neck and died instantly. the others were painfully bruised but their condition is not considered serious. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1917

GEORGE, Robert
Robert George, formerly of Paintsville and widely known in the Sandy Valley, was instantly killed Saturday when he was struck by a heavy timber off the Scioto bridge at Sciotoville, OH, where he was employed. Mr. George is survived by his wife, his father James George, and 2 brothers, James, Jr. of Paintsville and Charles of Dwale. The remains were taken to Paintsville for burial. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

HATCHER, James H.
James H. Hatcher was born Mar 3, 1838 and died Apr 23, 1917, aged 79 years 1 month and 20 days. at his home at Cliff, Floyd County KY. He was married to Mary L. Herford to which union was born 11 children, 10 of whom are living, one having passed away in infancy. He leaves a wife and 10 children and one brother living, 3 sisters and 4 brothers having preceded him to the great beyond. His wife was the daughter of Dr. James H. Herford. Mr. Hatcher was a good husband, a kind father and a good citizen. He had mad no religious profession when stricken with what proved to be his last illness. His children believing he would not recover, talked to him concerning his soul welfare, as did also his wife, and with his hand in the had of his wife, in whom he expressed the greatest confidence, he told her he was prepared to go and had no fear of death. I was very much impressed with the confidence he had in his wife's religion. May other wives so lived before their husbands that they may be instrumental in leading them to Christ. He was buried on Sunset Hill, a beautiful eminence near the dwelling where he had spent so many happy years with the wife of his youth and with the children who all testify to his kindness as a father. Big Sandy News, May 4 1917

HAYS, Jacob Mansfield
Mr. Jacob Mansfield Hays, age 72, died in Louisa Wednesday, of heart disease. He entered Riverview hospital last week and remained until Tuesday, when he decided to return to his home in the lower part of this county near Hicksville. He applied to J.K. Woods for a horse to ride home, but Mr. Woods thought he looked to weak to make the trip on horseback and advised him not to attempt it. Mr. Hays then walked down below town a short distance and stayed over night with a family. The next morning he came back to town and suffered a severe attack of illness on the street. He was removed to the hospital and died in a short time. Mr. Hays was a good citizen, a quiet, industrious farmer. In recent years he had lived in Florida and other places but finally returned to his old neighborhood. He leaves a wife and several sons and daughter, all grown. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1917

HUNLEY, Shade
At Hazard, KY, Shade Hunley, a city policeman, was shot and instantly killed Tuesday by one of a crowd of negroes whom he was trying to arrest and search. He had searched one negro and had taken a pistol from him, when another one whose identity is unknown to the police shot him through the heart. He fell in a pool of water, dying instantly. The killing occurred on the spur line running up to Blue Grass Mines, near the L & N depot. Mr. Hunley was a son of Silas Hunley, who lives about 9 miles above Louisa. The body was brought to the old home for burial. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1917

JOHNSON, Calvin
Calvin Johnson, aged 19 years son of E. W. Johnson of Fairview, died Sunday morning at the King's Daughters' Hospital from meningitis which developed from burns which he received Monday, while employed at the Solvay plant. He was burned about the face and hands. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

JUSTICE, Bascom Z.
Bascom Z. Justice, an employee of the lower furnace, died very suddenly Sunday shortly afternoon, his death being due to heart trouble. Mr. Justice had worked from 6 o'clock Saturday evening until Sunday noon and after he had eaten his dinner lay down on a bed to rest. In a few minutes he complained of not feeling well and before medical assistance could arrive he was dead. Coroner Swope was summoned and made an investigation. The deceased was 36 years of age and had apparently been in good health. He is survived by his wife and a young child. The body was shipped to Louisa Tuesday morning for burial. Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

KAZEE
The body of a child of Lewis Kazee from Ashland was brought here yesterday in an automobile and taken on to Blaine for burial. Several friends came along in automobiles. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

KITCHEN, Lafayette
At Grayson, Lafayette Kitchen, a farmer, 21 years old, was shot in the back and instantly killed while on his way home from church Saturday night. Two men stopped him and his little nephew when near Deer Creek schoolhouse. After a few words Kitchen started toward home, when 3 shots were fired. One struck him in the back, causing instant death. Today Jason Leadingham, Asa Leadingham and Morton Leadingham, John Yates, John Pennington, Jesse Pennington, Charles Donner and Samuel Justice were arrested charged with the murder. Kitchen, who was married was the son of Riley Kitchen. According to word received here today by relatives of Mr. Kitchen he was murdered without any chance to defend himself, he being shot from the rear. It seems that the shooting followed some trouble Mr. Kitchen had with some men earlier in the evening when he objected to the language they were using in front of several women near the Kitchen home. At the time he told the men to proceed on their way and to be careful of the language they used or he would whip the whole bunch of them. This was before the church services. The shooting occurred near the Kitchen home which is near the Greenbrier school house and about 9 miles from Grayson. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1917

MILLER, Susie
Susie Miller, wife of John C. Miller was born Feb 25, 1885 and died May 13, 1917, age 32 years 2 months and 13 days. She leaves to mourn her husband and 2 children, Billy, 12, and Ivory, 7. Five others preceded her to the better world. Also, she leaves her father and a step mother and 7 brothers and 2 sisters and quite a number of relatives and friends. She was a daughter of the Rev. A. H. Miller and she was a good Christian woman. She sought and found the Lord precious to her soul several years ago. She was a member of the M. P. Church in the class at her home on Mead Branch and was a faithful member until the good Lord took her home to join the church triumphant and to dwell in the house not made with hands and with loved ones gone on before. She suffered a long time with lung trouble that brought her death. She was laid to rest in the E. H. Judd graveyard beside her children to await the resurrection morn. The preachers who attended and gave a talk were Rev. A. L. Moore and Rev. George Friley and Rev. G. Miller and the order of Red Men very beautifully performed their part, her husband being a member. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

MOORE, Lizzie
On Tuesday, May 1, 1917, the death angel visited the home of Thornton Moore of Mattie and claimed for its victim his loving wife, Lizzie Moore. All was done for her that loving hands could do, but all in vain. She had been in poor health for some time with the dreadful disease, tuberculosis, but bore her sufferings patiently. She was 59 years old and the mother of 7 children, 4 boys and one girl survive her. She was laid to rest on the hill overlooking the home. The burial was largely attended. She was converted early in life and lived a devoted Christian until death. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

MOUNTS, Dave & MOUNTS, Charley
In an altercation Saturday night, Charlie Mounts struck Dave Mounts with a Winchester rifle and knocked him down, and after a few moments, Dave raised to his knee and shot Charlie 5 times with a pistol, eight of which would have caused instant death, it is stated; and about the time he fired the fifth shot a man by the name of Hunt, a son in law of Charlie Mounts, shot and instantly killed Dave Mounts; and then made good his escape in the wildwoods of Kentucky. They were close relatives and neighbors and the dispute arose at the milk gap over some minor differences between the daughter of Charlie Mounts and the wife of Dave Mounts.--Williamson News. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

O'BRIEN, James
Catlettsburg--Mr. James O'Brien, of this city, passed way at his home Friday evening of an illness of about 2 weeks duration of heart trouble, although he had been in failing health for some time. He was a native of Paintsville, KY, and married Miss Charity Castle of that city, who survives him. He is also survived by 5 children, Mrs. Hazel Sloan of this city, Miss Clara, Tom, Ruth and James at home, the three latter are small, the youngest being 5. Mr. O'Brien was 42 years of age and had been connected with the Patton Milling Company fro 25 years as traveling salesman. Since the company changed hands, decedent had been connected with a grain company. He is also survived by a father, who is unable to be here and several brothers, all of whom, with other relatives are here. Decedent was a gentleman in every sense, for which the word stands. He was a devoted husband and father and was in turn idolized by his family. He had the respect of all who knew him, was honest, upright and straight forward. The funeral occurred Sunday. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

RAYBURN, Robert
On Thursday, Apr 19, 1917, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rayburn and took from them their darling little baby, Robert, age 2 months and 4 days While its stay here on earth was short and its suffering great we should not week for him for he is only sleeping, sleeping safely in the arms of Jesus. He was laid to rest in the Christian Cemetery. Rev. Jake Puckett had charge of the funeral. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1917

SHANNON, Ruth
On last Sunday, Ruth, little daughter of Sheriff William D. Shannon died at the home on Lick Creek. She was 14 months old. the burial took place on Monday. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

SHEPHERD, Bryce
One of the well known fiddlers of Floyd County, Bryce Shepherd, of Goodloe, KY, died the latter part of last week. We have been unable to get the facts regarding his death, but it seems that he had gone to Louisa to see one of his sons who was in the hospital there and while there he was taken with a pain in the head, perhaps brain fever, or apoplexy and dies shortly afterwards. He was about 60 years of age. His body was brought home for burial. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

SPRADLIN, Ayris
Ayris Spradlin, of near Cliff, KY, died Apr 25 of spinal meningitis. He was 62 years of age and has been sick for sometime. He was a devoted member of the M. E. Church South and has been an exhorter and preacher for many years. He spent much of his time visiting the sick and in organizing and building up of Sunday schools, He is survived by his second wife and 6 children, Anderson Spradlin by his first wife, and John, Alex and Ralph, and Sallie and Melinda by his second wife. He succeeded in giving the children a good education. Alex has been employed some time in Michigan, but came home a month or so ago on account of his father's illness.--Post. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1917

THORNSBURY, Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Thornsbury, who had been very ill for some time, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Betty Michael, on Division Street, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Thornsbury was very old and her death had been expected fro some time, but was none the less a severe shock to her family and friends. She was the widow of the late James Madison Thronsbury, a Methodist minister of more than ordinary ability and a sister of Mr. James Stump. She leaves the following children to mourn her loss: J. K. Thornsbury, George Thornsbury, Mrs. Kate D. Hatcher, Mrs. Betty Michael, Mrs. J. M. bowling and Miss Kizzie Thornsbury all of Pikeville and Mrs. W. Robert Fuller of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1917

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BEAVERS, Rebecca C.
Mrs. Rebecca C. Beavers, wife of Judge Alexander Beavers, of Vienna, VA died on the 27th May, 1917, at her home. She was the sister of the late Dr. Webb and Richard Webb of Lawrence County, KY. She was all her life a church member and was beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Beavers was an aunt of Mrs. Mont Bussey and Mrs. B. P. Holt, deceased, of Busseyville. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1917

BLEVINS, William
William Blevins, who was shot and wounded Jun 10 near Webbville, this county, died Tuesday night in a hospital in Ashland, where he was taken soon after he was shot. He was about 25 years old and single. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Blevins. Charles Robinson, who did the shooting, is under a thousand dollar bond. It does not seem to be known just how the trouble originated and it did not appear to be of a serious nature. The Junior Order was holding services at Webbville and while marching to decorate the graves the shooting occurred. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1917

BOYD, Stanton
Stanton Boyd, age 17, of Ulysses, this county, was drowned last Saturday evening in Tug River at Lynn, WV near Matewan. He and others were in bathing and it is thought he was suddenly seized with cramps. The body was brought to Louisa Sunday and then on to his mother's home. He was a son of Ed Boyd, deceased, who was Assessor of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1917

Ulysses--This community was greatly shocked last Sunday by the sad news of the accidental drowning at Lynn, WV of Stanton Boyd of this place. He was the 17 year old son of Mrs. Alice Boyd, who is the widow of the late Ed Boyd. Stant, as he was familiarly called, had been in West Virginia for the past 2 months working at track laying in the mines, and on Saturday evening, June 23, he, with a number of others, was swimming in Tug River at Lynn when he suddenly cried out that he was drowning. He struggled in the water for a short time and sank before help reached him. His brother in law, Brit Bensley, and his brother, Harry Boyd, were among those who were in the river swimming with him. This is the saddest accident this neighborhood has met for several years. He was brought Sunday on the N & W to Fort Gay and on to Kise Station via C & O, thence, to the home of his mother at this place and was buried Monday in the family burying ground, beside his father, 2 brothers and one sister. He is survived by his mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Stant was an industrious boy and of a kind and cheerful disposition that brought sunshine and good cheer into the lonely home of his widowed mother. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1917

CARTER, Dock
Mr. Dock Carter, one of Lawrence County's good citizens, died at his home near Ellen a few days ago, after a long illness of tuberculosis. He was a son of Slasher James Carter and was about 60 years old. Mrs. Hiram Layne, of Lick Creek, is a daughter. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1917

CARTER, Emma
The funeral services of Mrs. Emma Carter occurred from the Baptist Church at Catlettsburg. Mrs. Carter was born in England in Staffishire May 6, 1836 and came to the United States with her parents in 1848. They settled on England Hill near Catlettsburg where they resided these many years. Mrs. Carter was married in 1872 to William Carter and to them 7 children were born, 3 surviving her. they are Mrs. Lane Derifield of Catlettsburg, William Barnett of Lawrence Co., KY and Mrs. Josie Damron of Ashland. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren. Mrs. Carter died May 29, 1917 and was laid to rest beside her husband in the Catlettsburg City of the Dead. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1917

COMPTON, Carrie
The white winged messenger visited the home of Esq. John Compton and took his oldest daughter, Carrie, on the 26th of May. She was a good girl, loved and honored and respected by all who knew her. She was about 24 years old, was born and raised at Hulette in Lawrence Co., KY and was the granddaughter of John French, who is now in his 92nd year. Her sickness was of long duration. All was done that dear father, mother, brothers, sisters and friends, neighbors, and physicians could do but they could not stay the cold hand of death. Bro. R. H. Cassady was called to her bedside and pointed her to the great Physician, whose balm and gulead will cure a sin-sick soul. She was converted 2 days prior to her death. She was born Jan 1, 1893 and departed this life May 23, 1917. Her body was given over into the hands of the Rebekahs' she being a member of that order. They carried the casket to the gate then the men took charge and bore it to the cemetery where the Rebekahs performed a beautiful ceremony. Rev. L. P. Kirk read the last sad rites. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

DEWITT
A letter from Fred DeWitt to Miss Margaret Hatcher tells of the death of his mother, which occurred at Konnonock, VA on May 25, after an illness of 22 months, and was buried at Abingdon. These good people lived at Louisa for quite awhile and made numerous friends who will regret to hear of her death. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1917

DIAMOND, Harriet
Mrs. Harriet Diamond, age 78, died in Ashland Friday evening and the body was brought here Saturday and interred in the Diamond graveyard at Smoky Valley. She was the widow of Henry Diamond and had lived with her sons in Ashland several years. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

GEORGE, James A.
Ulysses--On Friday morning of June 15th the pure spirit of James A. George, Sr.,, took its flight from a bed of affliction and suffering to the bright realms of the blest. Grandpa George, as he was called, was a meek and humble Christian and died in the triumphs of a living faith. He was 82 years 3 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. He was preceded to the grave by his wife, who died almost 2 years ago. He is survived by 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters. He has always been an honest, truthful, and upright citizen and will be sadly missed by all who know him His death was caused by the infirmities due to old age. Burial services were conducted by Rev. H. W. Williams of Borders Chapel. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

GUNNELL, George W.
Mr. George W. Gunnell, Sr. died at his home in Catlettsburg last Sunday morning, after an illness of nearly 2 years. Cancer is said to have been the cause of his death. It was only recently known what the real trouble was. The body was brought to Louisa Tuesday morning and interred in Pine Hill Cemetery, where rest the forms of Mrs. Gunnell's parents. Rev. Hampton, Episcopal minister from Ironton accompanied the remains and conducted the funeral services. Mr. Gunnell was a member of the Episcopal Church. Others who came with the widow and only son, George Jr. were the latter's wife, Miss Amanda Yates, Frank Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carpenter and son.

Ernest Meek, L. J. Frazier, J. P. Brighton, Green Ross, J. D. Gallagher, W. b. Evans, Fred Kellar and J. J. Montague. Mr. Gunnell was a native of Fairfax Co., VA. He came to Louisa with a firm of contractors in 1883. Two years later he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. S. J. Yates. Soon afterward he embarked in the merchandising business and in a few years became the leading merchant of Louisa and one of the most prominent business men here. He was a man of unusual qualifications. In 1904 he moved to Catlettsburg, where he soon took the lead in business affairs. He became president of the strongest bank, built a large business block, and then established a successful wholesale shoe house. After his health was impaired the management of the shoe business fell largely upon the shoulders of his son who has proved his ability and worth by carrying along successfully his father's work. Three sisters, who live in Washington, D. C. survive Mr. Gunnell. He was 59 years old last April. During his long residence in Eastern Kentucky he made many friends. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

HARRIS, Mary
"Aunt" Mary Harris, an aged colored woman of this place, died at her home last Monday. The funeral was held Tuesday and burial took place near Fort Gay. She was between 85 and 90 years of age, and one of the good old type so often seen in former years. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

HATTEN, John S.
The Liberal, MO News has the following account of the death of a native of this vicinity:

John S. Hatten died Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 1917, at the home of his grandson, J. P. Moore, in Liberal. His death was due to old age and a general physical breakdown. John Shinkel Hatten was born in Wayne County, WV, Oct 5, 1835, and was at the time of his death aged 81 years 7 months and 18 days. He was married Jul 27 1853 at Huntington, WV to Miss Nancy A. Wilcox--5 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons and one daughter preceded their father to the world beyond. His wife died Mar 24, 1916. He is survived by 3 sons and one daughter, Dr. J. O. Hatten, St. Louis, MO, T. B. Hatten, Liberal, MO, Mrs. R. F. Young, Dayton, OH, and Dr. S. C. Hatten, Prescott, KS. Mr. Hatten moved with his family to Carroll County, MO in 1858, later to Atchison, KS, where he lived during the Civil War, and had many harrowing experiences during those troublesome days of the border warfare. He freighted across what was then known as the Great Western Plains, by the Platte River route in the early days to Colorado, and spent some time in Denver, which at that time was only a small mining town.

In 1867 he moved in an ox wagon from the Kansas town to Nevada in Vernon County. He crossed the Missouri river at Kansas City, which then consisted of only a few straggling shacks along the bank of the river and was known only as a small trading post for the river navigators. At Nevada he bought land that now is entirely covered by the town. Ten years later he bought and moved to a farm in Doylesport, township, Barton County where he lived until he acquired a competency to keep him thruout his remaining years. For a time he was engaged in the mercantile business at Sheldon while he still kept his farm. In 1889 he moved to Sheldon where he lived till moving to Liberal in Feb 1899. Here he resided till his death. Mr. Hatten was a well respected man and during the days of his activity was always influential in the affairs of the community where he lived and had many warm friends. The body was taken to Sheldon for burial by the side of his wife. Deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

HAYS, Mrs. Willard
Mrs. Willard L. Hays died at her home in Louisa Tuesday afternoon, May 29th, after a long illness. The body was taken to Maytown, in Floyd County on Wednesday and the interment took place Thursday in the family burial grounds. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Hay, of Louisa and Rev. Alex Allen of Maytown. The husband and children were accompanied to Maytown by Mrs. Helen Gearheart, Miss Daisy Wilson and Mr. George B. Hays. Mrs. Hays was a most excellent woman, a devout Christian, and a consecrated member of the Baptist church. She was 42 years old. Her maiden name was Patton and her family was one of the best living in the Beaver Valley. She had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for a long time and for several months hovered near deaths door. Her suffering was born with great patience and she leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters, their ages ranging from 13 to 20 years. The family has lived in Louisa about 6 years. Mr. Hays is an oil well driller. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

HOLBROOK, Eliza (Webb)
Mrs. Charles R. Holbrook was killed by lightning at her home in Blaine, this county, last Friday afternoon. She was alone in the kitchen when the slender thread of life was so suddenly severed and no one witnessed the shocking tragedy. But all the circumstances indicated that lightning had struck the fatal blow. The other members of the family were in the front part of the house. Mr. Holbrook called to his wife just after the storm had subsided. Getting no response he went to the kitchen and found her dead body on the floor beside the stove. The burial took place Sunday at Webbville and the services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Mrs. Eliza Holbrook was 27 years old and was a daughter of Mart Webb. She was first married to Charles Green, who died in 1911. On Jan 13, 1916, she became the wife of Mr. Holbrook. She was a devout Christian and a most excellent woman in every way. Some of those who attended the funeral were her sister, Mrs. Burch of Columbus, OH, brother Joe Webb of Denton, the Misses Fischer of Ashland, John Gartin and sons of Louisa, Charles Berry and wife of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1917

JORDAN, James
One of the oldest men in the county, James Jordan, died at the home of Ben Vanhorn, near Cadmus, Wednesday night. He was 92 years of age. Until 2 weeks ago his health was good. At that time he fell and injured himself so badly that he never spoke afterward. He leaves several descendants. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

JORDAN, Sam L.
Sam L. Jordan, 24 years old, who had been conducting a restaurant at Olive Hill and whose father, George Jordan, lived at Globe, Carter County, KY died a few minutes after an automobile in which he was riding turned over just below the fill in west Ashland following a collision with another car Sunday night. Mrs. Lillian Taylor Jordan who was riding on the front seat with the driver of the car and who was pinned under it at the same time he was, escaped with minor injuries. William Carroll, who was in the rear seat of the Jordan car, escaped injury by jumping. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

LAMPTON, W. J.
W. J. Lampton, the noted humorist died suddenly New York Wednesday of apoplexy. He was born and reared at Ashland, KY and all Kentucky was proud of him. His sudden death comes as a shock to the State. Especially is the Big Sandy News grieved by his death. He has often helped to brighten the columns of this paper with his reminiscences, clothes in the quaint humor of which he was master. Mr. Lampton began his newspaper work in Ashland about 1877. Later his contributions were readily accepted by city newspapers and magazines and he moved to New York and sold his writings to the leading publications. Humorous and unique poetry put him into a class by himself. He has a sister, Mrs. A. H. Simpson, in Winchester, KY. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

MAYNARD, Susan
Aunt Susan Maynard was born on Johns Creek in Floyd County, KY and was the only daughter of Henry Taylor. She was married to Elijah Maynard when aboutn25 years old and to this union was born 3 children, 2 girls and one boy. Laura, Angie and Tolba. She had one brother, Wm. Taylor of Louisa, KY. Her father is still living and about 82 years old. Her mother has been dead 13 or 14 years. "Aunt Susie" was a good hearted Christian woman, kind spoken and loved by all acquainted with her. The writer has known aunt Susie since 1908 and never heard her speak a word of harm of any person. On the 6th day of May--Go-to-Sunday School Day--she visited my Sunday school at McDaniel Hill. She then looked well and said she was enjoying fairly good health and in a few days after that she took sick and the 3rd day of June at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon she fell asleep, safe in the arms of Jesus. Adam Harmon. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

MOORE, Reuben
Mt. Zion--The angel of death has again visited our community and taken for its victim Rev. Reuben Moore. He died Jun 5. He leaves a wife, 5 sons, and 7 daughters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. His remains were taken to Floyd County for burial. He died holding to the faith of our living God. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

PURHAM, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Purham died at Riverview hospital of cancer a few days ago and the body was taken to Warfield for burial. Rev. H. B. Hewlett went there from Louisa and preached the funeral, which was largely attended. Mrs. Purham leaves a husband and 3 children. She was 48 years old and was a daughter of Isaac Brewer. Her mother is now in Riverview hospital. Mrs. Purham was a woman of fine character. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

RATLIFF, Mrs. Davis
Mrs. Davis Ratliff, Lookout, died after an illness of only a few days of appendicitis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ratliff. She left her husband, 4 children, several brothers and sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

SEE, Mrs. Aden
Mrs. Aden See died yesterday morning at the home of her father at Clifford, this county, after an illness of several months. Brights disease caused her death. The burial will take place at the Bartram burial grounds at Clifford. Deceased was a daughter of William Bartram. Less than 2 years ago she married Mr. See and moved to Louisa. They had one child, which died in April. Mrs. See had a very severe attack of pneumonia last year and was never in good health after that. She was 23 years old and a very worthy young woman and a consistent Christian. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

THOMPSON, Nolda (Moore)
In sad, but loving remembrance of my friend and cousin, Mrs. Nolda M. Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Moore, and wife of Jay N. Thompson, who departed this life Thursday Feb. 1. 1917. Nolda's illness was short and great, but she bore it with patience. She was converted in January 1916 in a revival held at Ledocia by Revs. Booth, Moore and Spencer. About a year before Nolda's death her mother was taken from this world of sorrow and pain to Canaan's happy shore, leaving in Nolda's care 4 small children to which she was a mother, it can truly be said. In September 1916, Mary was taken to dwell with mother. Besides the 3 small sisters and brothers she left one sweet little boy baby of her own, who was only 6 months old. Whey she was taken it is hard for us to understand. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1917

VIERS, Lula
Ironton, Jun 7--The body of the girl found near Hanging Rock is that of Lula Viers, of Auxier, near Prestonsburg, KY. The clothing was identified by her mother, Mrs. Lottie Viers, widow of Morgan Viers. She and Lottie Frazier, niece of Mrs. Viers, came to Ironton today and brought samples of blue cloth with which Mrs. Viers had made a dress for her daughter before her disappearance. They were also accompanied by Chief of Police James Sizemore of Prestonsburg. The mother said that her daughter would have been 19 years of age on next Feb 28th, that she kept company with John Coyer, aged 22, who was employed in the mountains in Kentucky as a coal miner; when Miss Viers was 16 years of age she gave birth to a child and fixed the paternity charge on Coyer. He refused to right the wrong he was alleged to have done her and the case was carried to the court where it has been in progress of litigation for the past 2 and 1/2 years.

On Dec 9th, last, Coyer it is said, called at the girl's home and induced her to accompany him to a point up the Big Sandy River, claiming that they were going to Elkhorn City to be married. Dec 9th was on Saturday. On the following Wednesday, Coyer returned and, the mother say, visited the home of the girl whom he had lured away. Her mother says, she asked him where her daughter was and he said he did not know. Coyer enlisted in Company C of a Kentucky infantry regiment, now located at Louisville, KY. On last August, prior to the disappearance of the girl, her father, Morgan Viers, died in a hospital at Ironton, death being due to poison said to have been given him in a bottle of liquor. The shoes worn by the dead girl were purchased from William Powers, of Auxier, KY. Coyer was arrested at Louisville and is in jail at Catlettsburg. He will be tried in the Greenup Circuit Court.

Portsmouth, OH, Jun 12--Miss Hazel McKenzie was arrested here today by Sheriff Mullins, of Pikeville, KY, charged with complicity in the murder of 19 year old Lula Viers, of Floyd County, KY whose body was found, weighed down with an iron chain, in the Ohio river at Ironton last Tuesday. According to Sheriff Mullins, Coyer and Miss McKenzie are warm friends. The Sheriff say Coyer was indicted by the Floyd County Grand Jury on a charge preferred by the Viers girl and that a few days before the case was to be heard Coyer, Miss McKenzie and Miss Viers disappeared. Miss McKenzie refused to make a statement when she was taken to Prestonsburg for a preliminary hearing. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

VINSON, Doc
Mr. Doc Vinson, of Catlettsburg, died at Harrodsburg Wednesday, following a paralytic stroke about a month ago. This attack came upon him at his home in Catlettsburg, but in a few days he became able to go to the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Janie Allen at Harrodsburg. His condition grew worse and the end came on the 13th. The body will be laid to rest by the side of his wife's remains at Catlettsburg. Mr. Vinson was 71 years old. He was a son of Col. Wm. Vinson and was born at the old homestead on the "Point" opposite Louisa. He lived here through his early manhood and then moved to Catlettsburg. His wife was a sister of Dr. A. W. Bromley and Sam Bromley of Louisa. She died several years ago. Besides his daughter he leaves one son, John B. Vinson. K. F. Vinson, and Mrs. Zara Johnson, of Louisa and Mrs. Tennie Hutchison of Cincinnati are the only surviving brother and sisters of the deceased. He has many other relatives here and a host of friends.

A more genial and generous man could not be found than Doc Vinson. He was liked by everybody. He once represented Lawrence and Body counties in the Legislature, which was the only office he ever asked for. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens. Among those from Louisa who will attend the burial are K. F. Vinson, Mrs. Zara Johnson, G. R. Vinson, Mayor R. L. Vinson, Jas. Vinson, and L. K. Vinson of Glenhayes. The funeral will be held on Friday. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

Zatto Cushing Vinson was born in Wayne Co., VA now West Virginia on Feb10, 1846, died Jun 13 1917, aged 71 years 4 months and 3 days. He was married to Miss Josephine Bromley on Jun 13, 1865, consequently his death occurred on the 52nd anniversary of his marriage. Mrs. Vinson died Apr 3, 1908. He is survived by 2 children, Mrs. Warren I. Allin of Harrodsburg, KY and Mr. John B. Vinson, of this city. Decedent came to Catlettsburg in the seventies and engaged in the timber business and later in the hotel business, retiring from the latter business in 1880 and became a dealer in timber and staves. In 1883 he was elected representative of the district composed of Boyd and Lawrence counties. He was a democrat in politics. He was for many years a consistent member of the Baptist Church, was broad minded, public spirited and was much liked by all who knew him. He was widely and prominently connected and was quite influential and his demise is the cause of much sorrow. The funeral was held Friday morning at the home and was a very large one. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

WELLMAN, Mrs. S. S.
On Tuesday morning May 29, after 3 months of suffering and illness Mrs. S. S. Wellman sank into eternal rest. Her illness, painful as it was, was borne with fortitude and patience. On the following day a large crowd gathered on the beautiful hill overlooking the home of her childhood days to pay the last tribute of respect. The service was conducted by the Rev. Wm. Copley. Then the body was lowered in the silent dust. She was born in 1863 and was at the time of her death in her 54th year. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Bradley and was one of 12 children. In 1881 she married to S. S. Wellman. To this union 9 children were born of which 7 survive, viz: Will, Millard, Fred, Milt, Felix, Victoria and Ugle, all were present at the sad rites except Felix, who only a few months ago enlisted for service. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

WELLS, Pheriba
Mrs. Pheriba Wells died at Wellston, OH Monday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. Johnson, with whom she made her home for quite a while. The body was brought here Tuesday, over the N & W, to the home of her son, Noah Wells, jailer of Lawrence County. On Wednesday the body was taken to the old home on upper Blaine and interment took place in the Jason Boggs graveyard. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Johnson of Elliott county a minister of the United Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Wells had long been a consistent member. The body was accompanied to Louisa by Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Johnson and Mrs. Thurman Jojohn of Wellston, the latter being the youngest daughter of Mrs. Wells. Noah Wells joined them and made the trip to the burial place. The deceased was the wife of William Wells who died several years ago. Her age was 75. Her death was the result of an attack of lagrippe. She was the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom are living. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1917

WHITE, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mr. Frank White died at his home at Adeline, this county, on Wednesday night of this week. the funeral and burial will take place Friday, conducted by Rev. J. H. Cleveland of the M. P. Church. Brights disease caused the death of Mr. White. He was 75 years old. His wife died only 2 weeks ago at the age of 65 of rheumatism. These were two of the best people in their neighborhood and they will be greatly missed. They had long been faithful members of the Methodist Protestant Church. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

In memory of Mr. Frank White and his wife, Mrs. Matilda White, who departed this life Jun 8. She preceded her husband to the spirit land just 12 days and then God through His divine providence saw fit to call him and on Jun 20 his spirit was freed from the temple of day and went to join her in heaven where we believe according to the beautiful Christian lives that they had lived here for many years in the services of their Master, They are now basking their souls in the sun beams of God's love where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. Mr. White was 75 years old and his wife 65 years. They had reared 6 children to the years of maturity, one of them having died some years ago. There are 5 yet living to mourn the loss of dear father and mother. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1917

WILSON, Mr. Mordicai
The death of Mr. Mordicia Wilson occurred at his home on Lick Creek last Friday morning, after an illness of some time with dropsy. While his health had not been good for the past few years he was able to be around and drove to town a short time ago. Mr. Wilson was about 70 years of age and had lived on Lick Creek most of his life. After his last marriage he moved to Louisa where he resided until about a year ago when he returned to the farm. He was a good citizen and had for years been a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by a grown family and by his widow, who was Mrs. Isadore Garred. The funeral was held on Saturday and was largely attended. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1917

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GAMBILL, Hugh
Blaine--Died Friday, Jul 6, Hugh Gambill, Sr., of this place. He was a good citizen and will be greatly missed by this community. He leaves a wife and 8 children as well as a host of friends to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1917

HAZLETT, Kiziah (Fannin)
I read with deep emotion the beautiful tribute to Mrs. Kiziah Fannin Hazelett written by my good friend and brother, her pastor, Rev. Walter Chiles Harris. My soul was stirred and my eyes dimmed with tears as the happy memories of years now long gone came trooping up in memory's track. Her widowed mother and my precious widowed mother were close neighbors, but much closer in Christian friendship and affection. We then called Kiziah "Kizzie" and I still like to call by that familiar name. Under the Godly training of her pious mother she was a Christian from her childhood, her life and moral character as pure and white as the virgin snow. As a girl and as a young woman to be in her company or presence was an inspiration to purity of life, and this pure Christian character marked her entire life, ever growing and increasing in all the virtues and graces that adorn Christian character, that in fact make Christian character.

I can truly say the same of her sister, Mary, who married Dr. J. F. Hatten and died many years ago. Her two older brothers, John D. and Joseph, also died years ago. Her younger brother, Phillip Strother, is living and I am glad to say is a religious man and a very worthy citizen. For over 50 years Kizzie was the faithful and devoted wife of Mr. "Tobe" Hazlett, one of Boyd county's many good citizens. My heart goes out in fellow sympathy for him in his bereaved and lonely life in his old age and for the children and grandchildren who now mourn the absence of a good mother and grandmother.

They place her precious body under the beautiful bluegrass sod in Grassland Cemetery, where also rests the body of my dear playmate, brother M. D. L. Burns, both awaiting the Arch Angel trumpet. R. T. Burns. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1917

JOHNSON, Arby
Greenup, KY, Jul 3--Arby Johnson, 42 years old, an oil well driller, was fatally hurt and his wife and 2 children were severely bruised when an automobile in which they were riding plunged from Wurtland bridge, 3 miles from here, last evening. Mrs. Johnson was learning to drive and almost missed the approach to the bridge, in trying to right the car Mr. Johnson turned too far in the opposite direction with disastrous results. Mrs. Johnson and one child were pinned under the car, while Mr. Johnson and the other baby fell out in the 30 foot drop, in which Johnson's chest was crushed ant the muscles of his abdomen were torn loose. Notwithstanding his injuries he became unconscious. He was hurried to the Keller hospital at Ironton, OH, where he died 4 hours later. Mrs. Johnson and her children were brought to their home in East Greenup. Arby was a son of Thomas O Johnson, formerly of Blaine, this county, but now living at Portsmouth, OH. His mother was a daughter of the late Dr. H. S. Swetnam of Louisa. The body was brought her Wednesday and buried on Pine Hill. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. William Taylor and was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1917

LAKIN, Mrs. James
On Saturday evening Jun 9, the death angel made another visit to the home of Mr. James Lakin and took from his loving wife. She was the daughter of Robert Rayburn. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn the loss of a kind wife and mother besides a father and brothers and sisters. One brother who is a United States soldier could not be with her. Her illness was of long duration, being that dreadful disease consumption. She was converted when young and joined the Baptist Church at Big Hurricane. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jacob Pucket after which she was conveyed to the Larkins graveyard to sleep by the side of her baby who had preceded her to the glory land some few months ago. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1917

MCCALLISTER, Garland
Garland McCallister, 22 son of Nathan McCallister of Greenbottom, died in a Huntington hospital from knife wounds received Saturday night during an altercation over a girl. the youth's body was taken to the McCallister home at Greenbottom. Big Sandy News, Jul 27,1917

MCCLURE, Martha (Garrett) Mrs. Martha Garrett McClure died at her home in Louisa early Tuesday morning, after suffering for quite a long time with dropsy. Death came to her peacefully as sleep overtakes the tired body. And with her passing there went out from this community one of the most devout Christian that has ever lived within its borders. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the M. E. Church to which she had belonged since early life. Complying with her expressed desire, it was an old fashioned funeral and proved to be most impressive. District Superintendent and former pastor, Rev. W. H. Davenport conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Bostwick and Foglesong. In well chosen words and with much feeling Rev. Davenport paid a deserved tribute to the beautiful lie of this most excellent woman. Appropriate music and beautiful floral offerings added to the impressiveness of the occasion. The church was crowded with those who desired to pay a last tribute and the funeral procession in automobiles was probably the longest ever seen in Louisa. the body was laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery.

The deceased, Martha A. McClure was born in Wayne County, VA, Jan 19, 1857, died at Louisa, KY, Tuesday Jul 24, 1917, age 80 years 6 months and 4 days. She was the last survivor of a family of 15 children daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Garrett. She was a sister of Rev. Doliver Garrett, of the M. E. Church, South. the deceased was the mother of 6 children, 2 of whom died in infancy, 4 of whom survive her, viz; Hon. R. C. McClure, and Mrs. T. J. Snyder of Louisa, Dr. W. B. McClure, of Lexington and Prof. G. M. McClure of Danville, KY. Her husband, Strother McClure died Aug 16, 1876 and she had, therefore, been a widow for more than 40 years. She united with the church in her infancy and was baptized and converted in her young womanhood and kept sacred the date of her spiritual birth as she did her natural birth. She construed literally the words of the Master to Nicodemas "Ye must be born again." for more than50 years in this community lived a consistent Christian life, a benediction to those who know her most intimately. She loved her church as few church members of this generation do, and her last request made on earth was that she be taken to the church of her choice when dead and from there to Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1917

MUNCY, Deresa
After weeks of hovering near death's door Mrs. Deresa Muncy died at her home 3 miles from Louisa last Saturday night. She had reached the ripe old age of 76 and had been in feeble health for quite a long time. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the family burial ground by the side of her departed husband, S. K. Muncy. the services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Bostwick of the M. E. Church, Louisa. Mrs. Muncy was a sister of Ben and James Carter. She was an excellent woman, a faithful member of the M. E. Church. Her life was one that wielded an influence for good in the community and she will be missed. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. J. P. McClure, Mrs. W. L. Walters,, and Miss Willie Muncy, and 4 sons, Jerry, V. E., H. B., and A. J. Muncy. All were present for the funeral. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1917

OSBORN, Della
Blaine--Died, Friday, Jul 6, Della Osborn, daughter of Walter Osborn of this place of tuberculosis. She was buried Sunday on Cains Creek by the side of her mother. Della was a good girl and will be greatly missed. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1917

PRESTON, Robert
Mr. Robert Preston, died at his home near Richardson last Saturday and was buried Monday. He was 84 years old and had been in ill health 3 or 4 years. He was one of the best citizens of his neighborhood. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1917

PRICHARD, John G.
John G. Prichard, former superintendent of Greenup County schools, died at his home in Ashland, at the age of 42 years. His death was due to tuberculosis of the brain. Mr. Prichard was reared in Lawrence county, KY. When he was 20 years of age he enlisted in the regular army in which he served 2 enlistments retiring with the rank of sergeant. After his army service he located in Greenup County where he was united in marriage to Miss Herline Moore, who with 3 small children survive. Mr. Prichard for many years was one of the most successful school teacher in Greenup County and just before moving to Ashland to engage in the grocery business he served as county superintendent of schools. When Mr. Prichard's health began to fail he retired from business and has since been living quietly at his home. The body was interred Saturday at the Miller homestead on Tygart Creek, Greenup County. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1917

ROBERTS, Emma
Miss Emma Roberts died at her home at London, OH. She was about ?25 years old and was a daughter of John Roberts, who moved from Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1917

ROBERTS, Mrs. Jasper N.
The wife of Jasper N. Roberts died at her home 3 miles from Louisa on Jul 10th and was buried yesterday. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the services. Mrs. Roberts was 66 years old. She had been afflicted for some time with a diseased heart and stomach. A husband and several grown sons and daughters survive. Mrs. Roberts was a good Christian woman. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1917

STAPLETON, Eli
Eli Stapleton, aged 29, died last Saturday evening in Ashland while being taken from the C & O depot to a hospital. the cause of his death was locked bowels. Burial took place Monday at Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1917

SULLIVAN, Henry Christian
Henry Christian Sullivan died in Ashland Jul 4. His body was found by a friend in his office about 6 o'clock in the evening. It is though his death was due to apoplexy or acute indigestion. Mr. Sullivan entered his office about 45 minutes before his death was discovered. Dr. Saulsbury went into his office and thought he was asleep in a chair, but upon investigation found he was dead. This community was greatly shocked by the news of Mr. Sullivan's death, which was received by a few relatives about 9 o'clock Wednesday night. He came to Louisa only a few days ago to hear a sermon preached by his nephew, Rev. F. F. Shannon and was apparently in the best of health. If he had been suffering from any infirmity more than slight indigestion we have not been able to hear of it. His wife was with their daughter, Mrs. J. B. Fox, at Portsmouth when the sudden summons came. W. N. his only brother was at Frankfort. The body was removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. T. C. Songer, from which place the funeral will occur on Friday evening. The body will be brought to Louisa on Saturday morning for interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, by the side of his parents and deceased brother.

Mr. Sullivan was 54 years of age, youngest son of Rev. Christian Sullivan and Chattie Moore Sullivan. He was born in Louisa and had lived here nearly all his life. Last year he went to Ashland to engage in the life insurance business and had succeeded in building up a desirable line of business when the call came that ended his career in this world. He was educated at Vanderbilt University and entered upon the practice of law a few years after leaving school. He was prominent and active in politics and had a wide circle of friends, all of whom will mourn his untimely end. He was a member of the M. E. Church South and for several years had shown much interest in church work. He is survived by his wife and daughter, a brother and 2 sisters, the latter being Mrs. Kate Shannon of Louisa and Mrs. T. C. Songer of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1917

WELLS, H. H.
H. H. Wells, fireman, of Eskdale, WV was killed and William Rollyson, engineer of Ashland, KY was severely injured in a derailment near Alum Lick on the Cabin Creek Branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio railway Tuesday morning. Wells' body was recovered underneath one of the three coal cars derailed. Rollyson escaped death when the engine turned over by jumping, but he was painfully bruised and was taken to the railroad hospital in Huntington. The cause of the derailment was not learned. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1917

WILSON, George
Blood poisoning developing from injuries received on his leg when he fell from a dray on which he was playing a few days before, caused the death of George, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilson, of Ft. Gay, WV on Wednesday of last week. The funeral took place Thursday from the M. E. Church and was conducted by the Rev. L.D. Bryan. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1917

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ADAMS, George
George Adams died at his home just below the mouth of Rich Creek Tuesday night and was buried Thursday morning. Rev. William Copley conducted the services. Mr. Adams was the victim of Brights disease. He was 40 years of age and leaves a wife and 2 sons, one 16 years old and the other a baby 6 months old. Mr. Adams was one of the best citizens of his neighborhood and his death will be sincerely mourned. He was a brother of Isaac Adams, of Louisa. The body was laid to rest in the family burial grounds. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

BARTLEY, Smith
Hellier--Smith Bartley aged 48, died suddenly of heart dropsy, at the home of his brother Tuesday evening of this week, on Bowling Fork. Bartley had been a sufferer of the heart dropsy for 3 years. He has resided in this locality all his life. He leaves a wife who he has been separated from a year. He has raised 10 children, 4 boys which are married, 3 boys are single, 2 girls are single and one girl is dead. Interment will be made in the Martha Johnson cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

BELLOMY, Jim
Catalpa--Jim Bellomy was called out of this wicked world Thursday to meet his Lord whom he had been serving for some time. He was a good Christian and leaves 2 children, a wife, father, sisters and brothers to mourn his death. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1917

BOGGS, Mrs. Lon
Mrs. Lon Boggs died Thursday evening of last week at her home in Louisa. On Friday her body was taken to her old home on upper Blaine for burial. She was before marriage a Miss Lyons. She is survived by her husband and 4 children. Mrs. Boggs was a devout Christian. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

BRYAN, William
William Bryan, aged 44 years, died at his home at Zelda last Saturday night after an illness caused by Brights disease. He was one of the good citizens of that community. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1917

BURNS, Mrs. John G.
Mrs. John G. Burns of Lick Creek, died Thursday night of last week after a week's illness following a stroke of paralysis resulting from Brights disease. the funeral was held from the home on Saturday morning and was conducted by Rev. Crabtree of Fort Gay. Burial took place in the Fort Gay cemetery where her father, Mr. John M. Ferguson is buried. She is survived by her husband and one son, John F. Wade of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

CRUTCHER, Beatrice
Thursday afternoon, 3:45, just as the NEWS was going to press, Miss Beatrice Crutcher was drowned in the Big Sandy River, near the foot of the street leading from Lock Avenue between Henry Preston's and William Remmele. She was in bathing with a number of girl companions of about her age. The water is rather deep there and she got beyond her depth. She was 14 yeas old, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Crutcher, of Louisa. She was a bright girl and a favorite amongst her companions. The accident gas cast a gloom over the entire community. Her father was the victim of an accident a few months ago that almost cost his life. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

One of the saddest accidents that has happened in Louisa was that which cost the life of Miss Beatrice Crutcher on Thursday afternoon of last week. Miss Crutcher was drowned in Big Sandy River while in bathing with several girls and boys. They entered the river at the fork of the street leading from Lock Avenue at Henry Preston's residence. The dam is down undergoing repairs and the bathers found the water shallow on this side. Miss Crutcher and others waded toward the West Virginia shore and she stepped off into deep water. She sank and called for help when she came up. Her companion tried to reach her and Rudolph Spencer caught hold of her, but could not retain his hold. After a search lasting about 2 hours the body was found some distance below where she was last seen. The funeral took place Friday afternoon from the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Crutcher. Rev. A. C. Bostwick, of the M. E. Church, conducted the services. The interment took place in Fulkerson Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by friends of the stricken family and by the youthful friends of the deceased. Miss Beatrice was in her 17th year. She was a bright, cheerful, lovable girl, and her tragic death has brought deep sorrow to the large number of young persons with whom she associated. Beatrice was a faithful member of the M. E. Church and Sunday school. Delay in the transmission of a telegram prevented her brother Frank from reaching here from Cannel City in time for the funeral. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

DAMRON, Henry
Henry Damron, aged 20, was run over by a mine motor and 9 loaded coal cars, while on duty at the mine in Chattaroy, WV last Friday and died shortly after from the results of injures sustained. Mr. Damron was in the act of throwing a switch when his foot turned, a piece of coal throwing him directly in front of the moving string of cars. He was badly mangles about the body. Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Damron of Wayne County and a bright young man. He is survived by a father and mother, 3 brothers, Walter, Luther, Millard and one sister, Della. the funeral was held on Sunday with interment in the Finley Cemetery, Wayne County. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

DANIELS, Henry
Griffith Creek--This section was much shocked last Saturday when it received the news of the death of Henry Daniels. He had left here last Monday for Youngstown, OH and was stricken at the home of a friend at Ashland with typhoid and died Friday. He was buried Saturday at Ashland. Henry was well liked by everybody. His aged father, brother and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

DOTSON, Garfield
The body of Garfield Dotson, who died at a hospital in Huntington last Saturday was taken to McVeigh and conveyed to his home for burial on Johns Creek. He cut his finger while working in a blacksmith shop, on a piece of iron, and blood poisoning followed. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1917

FRAZIER, Strother
Strother Frazier, an old citizen of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday and was buried yesterday. He was past 64 years of age. He leaves several grown children. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

HARDY, William
Ashland, KY, Jul 28--William Hardy of Savage Branch and Clay Sprouse of England Hill, both of Boyd County were instantly killed at Catlettsburg this evening. The men were sitting on the railroad track near the depot talking. While awaiting their train the yard engine backed up, running over them and killing them instantly. Dozens of people at the depot witnessed the accident, Both were men about 50 years old and both had families. They were farmers and were in Catlettsburg on business. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

HARMON, W. B.
W. B. Harmon, of Prestonsburg, was brought to the hospital at Louisa in a dying condition Tuesday and died on the evening of the same day. He was said to have typhoid fever. His brother, Judge Dan Harmon, was here with him. The body was taken back home for burial. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

ISAACS, Elisha
Elisha Isaacs, age 84, died at his home on Lick Creek, 5 miles from Louisa, last Monday night. He went to bed in fairly good health but complained about a pain in his chest. About 20 minutes after retiring he expired. The burial took place on Wednesday morning, the services being conducted by Rev. Foglesong, of Louisa. Mr. Isaac was a Confederate soldier and had come to Louisa to get his pension check cashed only a few days previous to his death. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1917

JORDAN, Della
Mattie--Della, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jordan died at the home of H. K. Moore on Monday Jul 30th. Mrs. Jordan and children had come to this place on a visit and while here the little one took sick and died suddenly. It was laid to rest in the Moore graveyard in this place. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1917

KAZEE, Frank
Frank Kazee, 25, a teamster of Logan, WV was shot through the head and instantly killed Sunday morning. Don Chafin, deputy county clerk, is being held in jail at Logan. It is said 2 automobile parties met and engaged in conversation, the shooting following a controversy. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

KIRK, Mrs. J. B.
Bluefield, WV, Aug 4--Mrs. J. B. Kirk and Miss Nannie Whitley were killed. Miss Nellie Whitley's wrists and angles were broken and Miss Hazel Kirk and Dr. J. B. Kirk were injured seriously when their auto skidded over a high embankment at Oakvale, WV near here today. The crew of a passing freight train witnessed the accident, stopped their train and rushed to the scene. Dr. Kirk is one of Southern West Virginia's most prominent physicians and the Misses Whitley, who are from Tazewell, VA are among the wealthiest residents of Southwest Virginia. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

LYKINS, Richard W. & LYKINS, Green
Richard W. Lykins and his son, Green, were shot from ambush near their home on Johnson Fork, near Salyersville, Aug 23. Richard was shot 3 times and died on the spot, Green received one shot and walked about 100 yards and fell to the ground lifeless. There is no clue to the assassination. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

MCPHILLIPS, Ella
Miss Ella McPhillips, 55, who had been a C & O telegraph operator for nearly 30 years, fell when attempting to board a train at Kilgore, KY, and was so baldy injured that it was necessary to amputate one arm. and a foot. She died from a heat stroke soon after the operation in a Huntington hospital. She is said to have saved $15,000 from her earnings as operator, which she had invested in real estate in Ashland. big Sandy News, Aug 10,1917

MOORE, F. H.
Mr. F. H. Moore died at his home at Cherokee last Saturday night of Brights disease, from which he had been a sufferer for quite a long time. He was one of Lawrence County's very best citizens and a leading business man. He was a prosperous merchant and was one of the chief stockholders in the wholesale grocery firm of Dixon, Moore & Co., of Louisa. Freet Moore died Sunday, Jul 29. He was about 74 years old and leaves a wife and 4 children and a large number of relatives and friends. He will be missed greatly in this country for he favored the widows and orphans and old soldiers in this county. He was strictly honest and kind and a faithful Christian and Mason. His funeral was preached at the William Graham graveyard on the hill at his home by the Rev. John H. Stambaugh the Christian minister. The Blaine Lodge of Masons, with several members of Louisa lodge, performed the last rite on our beloved brother, and we laid his body to rest in the grave and gave his spirit to the God whom gave it until we all meet him in the resurrection morning. Uncle Tip Moore. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

MOUNTS, Jack
Mr. Jack Mounts died Friday at the home of his son, Jack at Blaine, this county, after a long illness. He was paralyzed 3 or 4 years ago and had been almost helpless ever since. He was 75 years old and leaves a large family of grown sons and daughters. He was a brother of Mr. John Mounts, of Louisa. His sons and daughters living in this vicinity are Jack, Sonny, Clell, Mrs. Isaac Wallace, Mrs. A. E. Ferrell, Mrs. R. T. Hall, Mrs. France. Mr. Mounts was quite wealthy, having owned valuable coal lands in Pike County, which pays considerable royalty. He was an honest and substantial citizen, fair in his dealing with men and correct in his habits of life. The body was taken to the old home place on the Tug River side of Pike County for burial. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

MURPHY, Oscar
Injuries sustained by Oscar Murphy, laborer at the Portsmouth Solvay Coke company's plant Thursday morning, resulted in death at Hempstead hospital, Portsmouth, last Friday afternoon. Murphy stepped backward off a runaway at the Solvay Coke company's plant and fell 20 feet to the ground. He suffered a broken leg and a fractured skull at the base of the brain. The fracture of the skull caused his death. Murphy alighted on his dead and shoulders and was unconscious from the time of the accident until the final summons came. The deceased was 34 years of age. He was a son of Lige and Samantha Murphy. Mr. Murphy and family went to New Boston from Lawrence County, KY about a year ago. He had worked at the Solvay plant for about 6 months. He is survived by his wife, Maud, 3 children, Arley, Raymond, and Otis, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Murphy, also living in Stewartsville, OH, and 7 brothers and one sister. The body was taken to the home in Stewartsville Saturday afternoon. The funeral was held Monday morning with services at the grave in charge of Rev. Conway of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

NORRIS, George W.
George W. Norris died at his home in Fallsburg last Saturday night. He had been in poor health for some time and had almost given up hope of recovery, but he was not confined to his bed. Brights disease following a severe attack of lagrippe is said to have been the trouble. Just before death claimed him he complained of difficulty in breathing, and then passed away suddenly. The funeral took place on Monday and was conducted by Revs. R. F. Rice and H. B. Hewlett, of the M. E. Church South. The burial followed immediately the interment being made in the burial ground near Fallsburg. Mr. Norris was 69 years old. He was a prosperous merchant and a highly respected citizen. He is survived by a wife who was a daughter of Mr. Vint Hutchison. He had no children. surviving brothers are Claude and Frank Norris of Huntington, and sisters are Mrs. Belle York, of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ella Crank of Williamson. Deceased had lived at Fallsburg for 20 years or more and had many friends all of whom will miss him greatly. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1917

POAGE, George B.
Louisa relatives were notified of the death of Mr. George B. Poage which occurred at Brooksville last Saturday. Mr. Poage was born in Louisa and was the son of Rev. Bernard Poage, who was a brother of the late Mrs. John M. Rice, of this city. Mr. Poage was about 60 years old and a prominent citizen. He was cashier of the First National Bank, of Brooksville. He is survived by his wife and one son, and a brother, J. E. Poage who is Circuit Court Clerk at Brooksville. He was a cousin of Mrs. James Q. Lackey and Mr. John M. Rice of this city. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

POTTER, Lou
Two women were killed by a fast freight train near Radnor, Wayne County, WV, a few days ago. Mrs. Denny Preston and daughter, Mrs. Lou Potter were the victims. They were walking on the track and did not hear the train coming up behind. This is probably accounted for by the fact that they were wearing bonnets. The bodies were torn to pieces and scattered for quite a distance along the track. Some of the remains were gathered up and buried. Mrs. Preston was an aunt of Miss Hattie Pinson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

The NEWS mentioned the fact last week that 2 women were killed near Radnor, WV by a freight train. They were Mrs. Lizzie Preston, 80, and Mrs. Lou Potter, 35. There was no eye witness but it is generally believed they were standing on the track watching coal being dumped into the tipple on the opposite side of the creek and did not hear the train. The accident occurred while the 2 were on their way to visit a sick friend, Miss Gypsy Thompson, 13, who died at about the hour their deaths occurred. They were Christian women and were known fro their many kind deeds, often visiting and caring for the sick. Mrs. Potter leaves 4 girls and 2 boys. She was a sister in law of Mrs. L. G. Waller of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

PRESTON, Mrs. Denny
Two women were killed by a fast freight train near Radnor, Wayne County, WV, a few days ago. Mrs. Denny Preston and daughter, Mrs. Lou Potter were the victims. They were walking on the track and did not hear the train coming up behind. This is probably accounted for by the fact that they were wearing bonnets. The bodies were torn to pieces and scattered for quite a distance along the track. Some of the remains were gathered up and buried. Mrs. Preston was an aunt of Miss Hattie Pinson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

The NEWS mentioned the fact last week that 2 women were killed near Radnor, WV by a freight train. They were Mrs. Lizzie Preston, 80, and Mrs. Lou Potter, 35. There was no eye witness but it is generally believed they were standing on the track watching coal being dumped into the tipple on the opposite side of the creek and did not hear the train. The accident occurred while the 2 were on their way to visit a sick friend, Miss Gypsy Thompson, 13, who died at about the hour their deaths occurred. They were Christian women and were known fro their many kind deeds, often visiting and caring for the sick. Mrs. Potter leaves 4 girls and 2 boys. She was a sister in law of Mrs. L. G. Waller of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

PRESTON, Robert M.
Robert M. Preston was born Feb 4, 1834 and departed this life Jul 21, 1917, aged 83 years 5 months and 16 days. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, 2 sons, one daughter, 2 brothers and a host of friends and relatives. He was a member of the M. E. Church South, and professed faith in Christ about 37 years ago at a meeting conducted by his pastor the Rev. Solers, at the Peachorchard Church. His funeral was preached by the Rev. A. H. Miller in the yard at his home in the presence of a large gathering of friends, and his body was laid to rest on the point near his home, near Georges Creek, this county. A.H. M. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1917

ROBERTS, Mrs. N. J.
Mrs. N. J. Roberts, wife of Jake Roberts, daughter of W. D. Whitley, died Jul 10, 1917, aged 61 years and 2 months. She was the mother of 16 children, 8 sons and 8 daughters, 8 of whom are now living, 2 girls and 6 boys. She was a faithful Christian, a loving mother and splendid wife. She has gone to her reward in heaven and will be much missed here. Her husband, Jake Roberts, survived her. He is a good Christian citizen. We remember her sister, Elizabeth, who survives her and lives out west. She was the second wife of Fred McHenry. His son Flem's family lives here. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

SHIVEL, Phillip
Mr. Phillip Shivel died at the hospital Monday. He was operated upon for appendicitis and seemed to be well on the way to recovery, when about 8 days after the operation he became quite sick and gradually grew worse. The body was taken to Gallup for burial. He was 32 years old and leaves a wife and 4 little daughters, the oldest only 8 years of age. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Shivel, of Gallup. For some time he has lived at Zanesville, OH and was stricken with appendicitis while visiting at Gallup. He was a man of good standing in every way and his untimely death has brought deep sorrow to his many friends. He was a worthy member of the I.O.O.F. and the Christian Church. The funeral took place on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Griswold. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

SPROUSE, Clay
Ashland, KY, Jul 28--William Hardy of Savage Branch and Clay Sprouse of England Hill, both of Boyd County were instantly killed at Catlettsburg this evening. The men were sitting on the railroad track near the depot talking. While awaiting their train the yard engine backed up, running over them and killing them instantly. Dozens of people at the depot witnessed the accident, Both were men about 50 years old and both had families. They were farmers and were in Catlettsburg on business. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

THOMPSON, Minville
Minville Thompson died Wednesday night at his home 5 miles from Fort Gay. The funeral will be preached Friday at Oak Grove Church by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. He was 7? years old and was one of the best citizens in the county. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

VENTERS, James
Pike Count--News of the sudden death of James Venters, Sr., 82, reached friends here by telegraph late Wednesday from Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Venters left here several days ago, seemingly in perfect health despite his advanced age, and was bound for Tacoma, WA but succumbed to a long standing trouble in a Minneapolis hospital. His son, Monroe Venters, left here at once to bring the body home for funeral and interment. On account of his religious life he had come to be one of the most widely known men in the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

VINSON, Millard
M. F. Vinson died yesterday at the home of his brother Winfield, 7 miles east of Louisa. He was 68 years old. He was unmarried. His health had been poor for several years. He was a brother of James Vinson, of Louisa. The burial will take place Friday in the graveyard near the Vinson home. Millard was a genial man and had many friends. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1917

WHITLEY, D. J.
Death visited the home of Mrs. D. J. Whitley and children of Sciotoville and took from them their loving husband and father. Mr. Whitley was born March 1845 and died Jul 22, 1917. He was loved by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and 9 children to mourn his loss. Two sons, Leonard and Marion preceded him several years ago. Uncle Dan, as he was usually called, told his relatives that he was ready to go. God saw fit to call him from his earthly home to his heavenly home where there will be no more suffering and bitter tears. His sister, Mrs. J.N. Roberts preceded him just ?11? days to the better land. He was brought from his home in Ohio to his brother in law, D. W. Wellman, at Madge, KY on the following Monday. Rev. Will Copley preached his funeral. He was laid to rest in the uncle Johnie Wellman graveyard by the side of his son, Leonard. All his children were present when he died, but Carrie, John, Bert and Hannah. Bert is in Michigan and Hannah is in Colorado. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1917

WHITLEY, Nannie
Bluefield, WV, Aug 4--Mrs. J. B. Kirk and Miss Nannie Whitley were killed. Miss Nellie Whitley's wrists and angles were broken and Miss Hazel Kirk and Dr. J. B. Kirk were injured seriously when their auto skidded over a high embankment at Oakvale, WV near here today. The crew of a passing freight train witnessed the accident, stopped their train and rushed to the scene. Dr. Kirk is one of Southern West Virginia's most prominent physicians and the Misses Whitley, who are from Tazewell, VA are among the wealthiest residents of Southwest Virginia. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1917

WORKMAN, James
The body of James Workman, whose death occurred at his home in Williamson, WV a few days ago was taken to Fallsburg for burial. He is survived by his wife and children. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1917

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BOGGS, Mrs. Ephriam
Died Monday, near Leon, Carter County, Mrs. Ephriam Boggs, aged about 70 years. She is survived by her father, William Counts, aged 96 and was the last of Uncle Billie Counts children all having lived to a reasonably old age and all had reared large families. the father has outlived all of them. Mrs. Boggs leaves a number of children and a host of friends to mourn for her. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

BOGGS, Mattie (Lyons)
Mattie Lyons was born Dec 13, 18?4 died Jul 27, 1917. The writer had known her from childhood, having been schoolmates and class mates and to know her was to love her. She was a dear obedient girl. At the tender age of 18 she was married to L. S. Boggs and to this union 6 children were born, of which 2 preceded her to the Glory land. Last October she visited the church here at our place and the dear Lord sent conviction upon her and she was gloriously converted and born into the kingdom of God. The last time I saw her while living we held service in her home and saw her testifying and praising God. She leaves a father, mother, 5 sisters, a husband and 4 children to mourn the loss of a dear mother, wife and sister. She told her mother not to grieve after her. She died at her home in Louisa. She was followed to the graveyard overlooking the home of her uncle, Marion Hammond, on Catt by a host of weeping friends and relatives where the funeral was preached by the writer and concluded by M. V. Berry in the presence of a large congregation. W. M. Crabtree. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

BORDERS
Henrietta and Patrick--We are so sorry to announce the death of the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Borders, of Henrietta, which was drowned Sunday evening while Mr. and Mrs. Borders were visiting his sister. The child about 14 months old had been left with the grandmother when it disappeared and was found dead in the river near the landing. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1917

BURTON, Mollie
Mrs. Mollie Burton died at her home on Lick Creek, near Louisa, Wednesday, after an illness of several months following an attack of typhoid. For some time she was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Queen, of this city, and a few weeks ago was taken back to her country home where it was hoped she might improve. Mrs. Burton was the widow of William Burton, a well known merchant who died several years ago. She was the daughter of J. B. Carter of Yatesville, whose death occurred recently. Mrs. Burton is survived by 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. W. E. Queen, Mrs. Maude Vinson and Claude Burton, the latter a medical student in Baltimore. All were present in the home at the time of her death. Mrs. Vinson is confined to her room with typhoid. Other surviving members of the family are her mother, Mrs. J. B. Carter, and sisters and brothers, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin and G. J. Carter, of Louisa, Mrs. Elkins of Ashland, Mrs. Frazier of Holden, WV and Milt and Charley Carter of Yatesville. Mrs. Burton was about 50 years of age. She was an excellent woman, a devoted mother and kind neighbor who will be much missed in her community. She had for years been a consistent member of the M. E. Church South. The funeral was held at Mary's Chapel on Thursday and was conducted by the Rev. W. H. Foglesong and by Rev. B. M. Keith, a former pastor at Louisa. Interment followed in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

CHADWICK, Cora
Cora Chadwick was born Nov 19, 1889, and departed this life Sep 5, 1917, aged 36 years 9 months and 17 days. She was married to Thomas H. Chadwick Apr 5, 1899? and to this union were born 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls, the baby being 17 months old. Cora joined the church and was converted in 1898 and lived a very consecrated Christian. She was loved by her good friends and neighbors. Her husband and children were kind and attentive to her, doing all they could for her. She bore her long illness with Christian fortitude. Everything was done for her that could be done by kind hands and tender hearts of friends and neighbors and loved ones but they could not stay the cruel hand of death. the morning of her departure her kind friend, Mrs. Nancy Harman, was sitting by her bedside. She put her arm around her neck and said "the Lord will reward you for your kindness to me" and began to talk to the Lord and told Mrs. Harman she was putting all her trust in the Lord. Her children were called around her bed. Bidding them and her husband good bye she fell asleep safe in the loving embrace of our dear Christ. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

CRITES, Launah (Hall)
Mrs. Marvin Crites died at Tucson, AZ. She was Miss Launah Hall of Tazewell, VA and had been ill several years and spent most of this time in the west. She was buried at Fort Worth, TX. Her husband is the son of Rev. J. W. Crites, who was a Louisa pastor for a few years. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1917

DUTTON, Elias
Elias Dutton, a citizen of Lick Creek, passed away Friday night from infirmities due to old age. He had been a resident of Lawrence County for several years. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1917

FANNIN, Carrie (Webb)
On Tuesday, Aug 21 as the sun was casting its golden rays over the home of J. B. Webb, the spirit of his daughter, Carrie Webb Fannin, and loving wife of George Fannin took its flight to the glory land. She had suffered for several months with that dreadful disease tuberculosis, but she bore her suffering with the utmost of patience. She was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church when only 11 years old and had lived a consistent Christian until her death. Carrie was the youngest daughter of J. B. and Ella Webb. She was married to George Fannin in August 1913, and to that union one girl was born, Willia. She leaves a husband, daughter, father, mother, 2 sisters, one brother and a number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted at Glenwood Church in sight of the home and burying ground in a very touching and impressive manner by Rev. D. Wood of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

HUGHES, Ed S.
Ed S. Hughes, for the past 8 years county clerk of Boyd County, KY and widely known throughout southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky died Monday afternoon of apoplexy. He had gone to the office of Dr. J. M. Salmon in Ashland to take the treatment he had been taking regularly for some time. About 3:15 o'clock he was seized with the illness and walked across the room, collapsing on a couch in the doctor's office. He did not regain consciousness and despite efforts to save his life, expired at 4 o'clock. His death will come as a shock to his hundreds of friends throughout the tri-state region. He was in ill health through last spring, caused by a slight clot on the brain, but he had apparently recovered from that trouble. The treatment was being continued, however, and it was when he had gone to the physician's office for that purpose that the end came.

Louisa was especially grieved by the news of his sudden death. It was here that he began his business career in his young manhood. He came here about 30 years ago to assist his brother, James A. Hughes in the merchandising business. After his brother retired from the business, Ed established a general store, which he conducted for several years. He make friends of everybody. He had no enemies. Genial, accommodating, of high character and undoubted integrity he gained a lasting place in the hearts of Louisa. Later as a traveling salesman he extended his circle of friends throughout the entire Big Sandy Valley. He married Miss Nell Hopkins at Catlettsburg and soon afterward engaged in business in Ashland, which had been his boyhood home. His pleasing personality soon won friends throughout the county and when he offered for County Court Clerk he was elected, then re-elected and this year it was only his illness that kept him from entering the race in the primary, where he would have won easily. The funeral took place Wednesday.

Hon. Edwin Stephen Hughes was born in Corona, Canada, and was 50 years old on Aug 2. He was the son of Hon. James W. Hughes, a native of Wales and of Mrs. Ellen McNulty Hughes, who was a native of Ireland. He is survived by his wife and son, Master Ned, 14 years old, by his father, Hon. James W. Hughes, of Huntington, 3 brothers, former Congressman James A. Hughes, of Westmoreland, Arthur Hughes of Louisa, and John G. Hughes of Ashland. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a 22nd degree Mason, and a member of the B.P.O.E. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

LETT, Alice
Hubbardstown--Death visited our community and took from our midst our loving friend, Mrs. Alice Lett, wife of C. L. Lett, but her departure from life only makes heaven brighter as she was a true Christian, always doing good and administering to the sick and needy. Her home was always a pleasant one. All met with the kindest hospitality when visiting there. Mrs. Lett departed this life Sep 12, 1917. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. A. H. Miller. the body was taken to Strother graveyard and there laid to rest until the great judgment day. Mrs. Lett leaves a husband and mother, one sister and many dear friends. Mrs. Lett was 49 years 3 months and 7 days old. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1917

MATNEY, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank Matney, of Pikeville died last Friday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Preston at Patrick. She had been ill for a few weeks but her death came unexpectedly. Mrs. Matney was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston and sister of Mr. George R. Lewis of this city where she has often visited. She was married a few years ago to Mr. Matney of Pikeville and has since resided there. She was a woman of fine character and attractive personality and her death is a great shock to the many friends of the family. The funeral and burial took place Sunday from the home of her parents at Patrick and was largely attended. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

MCKINNEY, Hannah Westcott
Miss Hannah Westcott McKinney died suddenly Monday morning at Barnland Springs, Willow, WV, near Parkersburg where she had gone to spend her vacation. A Kentuckian she was orphaned at an early age, and made her home with her aunt and foster mother, Miss Austen E. Clarkson of Covington, KY. As a business woman she held the respect of many for her efficiency and trust-worthiness and her keen intelligence and temperament endeared her to scores. She was formerly secretary to the late John C. C. Mayo of Paintsville, KY and also had been employed in a responsible position at a bank there. At one time she was employed at a bank in Kenova, and for the past 5 years had resided in Huntington where she was vice president of a land company. The body was taken to Covington, KY and the funeral held Thursday. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

PAULEY, Belvie
Last Friday morning Miss Belvie Pauley of Big Creek dropped dead at the home of her aunt, Mrs. John Jackson, on Johns Creek, from heart disease. Miss Pauley was about 20 years of age and very bright and well educated. She is the daughter of Mrs. W. B. Cox of Williamson, WV, but has for several years made her home with her grandfather, Mr. W. C. Pauley on Big Creek. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

PETERS, Mrs. Gypsie Lee
Mrs. Gypsie Lee Peters, daughter of Rev. E. T. Billups, of Wayne County, died at her home in Ronceverte, WV, Sep 14, after an illness of several weeks of typhoid. She was married last April to Mr. Charles A. Peters. She was 20 years of age. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1917

PRICHARD, Mrs. Allen
Mrs. Allen Prichard, aged 87 years, widow of Dr. Allen Prichard, died Thursday afternoon, Sep 13, at her home at Garner, her death being due to her advanced age. No death has ever caused deeper sorrow among a wider circle of bereaved friends than that of "Aunt Samantha" as she was familiarly called. Her consecrated Christian life has been a blessing to all around her. The deceased is survived by 4 children, Mrs. J. W. Mullin of Catlettsburg, Senator B. J. Prichard of Wayne County, WV, Dr. R. A. Prichard of Mexico and James Prichard also of the west. She was an aunt of Dr. Allen Prichard of Buchanan, this county the funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the late home after which the remains followed by a long line of automobiles were taken to the beautiful family burial ground nearby for interment. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1917

RIFFE, Ida
Miss Ida Riffe, stenographer and clerk in a hotel at Jackson, died suddenly Monday evening after a few minutes suffering with bronchitis. She was a well known woman of Eastern Kentucky. The Jackson Times says: Deceased was a woman of more than ordinary ability. Very much more, having a bright mind and vigorous exercise had been trained to do most tasks that came before it. She was absolutely fearless, having both moral and physical courage and an independence that made her superior to anybody's domination. In this town she was long in the employ of the late John JJ. Crittenden Bach, M. S. Crain, Capt. F. W. Fletcher and other strong and successful men, to all of whom she proved honorable and highly satisfactory and for several years she has been the very competent and confidential deputy of the clerk of the county court. She was genial, splendid company and a good worker in the Methodist Church. the funeral services were held early Wednesday morning. the remains were laid to rest by the side of her mother in the county of Boyd and near the Lawrence County line. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

ROWE, J. Mat
J. Mat Rowe, a lock tender located at Saltpeter, 4 miles above Louisa, died Wednesday, after being severely for only a short time. He had been having some stomach trouble for quite a while but was able to work until about a month ago. He was about 45 yeas of age and was an industrious citizen. A wife and 4 children survive him. The burial took place at Fort Gay, where he had lived nearly all his life. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

SLATER, Rebecca (Alley)
Mrs. Rebecca Slater, for the past 22 years a resident of this section, passed away at her home in Kentucky, across the river from Goodman, last Saturday after a lingering illness of 2 years with cancer of the stomach. Deceased was the daughter of Peter Alley and Sarah Alley, and was married to Martin Slater of Chattaroy, a number of years ago. She is survived by her husband and 8 children. She was a consistent member of the Christian church for more than 40 years past and lived a Christian life. Mingo Republican, Big Sandy News, Sep 7,1 917

SMITH, Mabel Agnes
Mabel Agnes, the 11 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Smith, died Tuesday of last week on train no. 4 near Prichard station from stomach trouble. The babe had been ill for a month or more. The funeral was held Wednesday at Hartwell, WV. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1917

SMITH, Ray
His clothing caught in a log raising machine, Ray Smith, of Dixie, WV, formerly of Huntington was dragged into the machine and crushed to death immediately Wednesday morning at his father's sawmill. He was engaged to be married within a month to a Miss Price of Catlettsburg. The young man was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, who lived a number of years in Huntington. His parents removed to Dixie and young Smith went to work for the Bell Creek Lumber Company. Besides his parents Ray Smith is survived by 2 sisters and a brother. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

WELLS, Francis E.
Francis E. Wells, private in Co., K, the first of the company to pass away died in a Portsmouth, OH hospital last Thursday form typhoid and general infection following vaccination and inoculation. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Wells and was born at Lockwood, Boyd County, KY in 1898. He is survived by his parents and 3 sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Will Coleman of Regina, Pike county. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

WHITLEY, D. J.
The dark banner of death waved over the home of Mrs. D. J. Whitley and children of Sciotoville, OH and took from them their loving husband and father. D.J. Whitley was born March 1845 and died Jul 22, 1917, age 72 years. Mr. Whitley was stricken down with a fever last March, but in a short time he was able to go around. His death was due to heart trouble. No one can fill his place in the vacant chair. No one will take his place in your hearts and you would not have the void filled. It will be a blessed recollection that everybody liked him. All of his children were present when he died but John, Carrie, Bert and Hannah. Bert has been in Michigan for some time, Hannah has been in Colorado 15 years. She is the wife of Mr. D. F. Clarkson. The body of D. J. Whitley was brought from Sciotoville, OH on the following Monday to the home of his brother in law, D. W. Wellman of Madge, KY. Of his 11 children 9 which are living and 2 preceded him to the glory land, Marion and Leonard have been in that beautiful land a long time. Rev. Will Copley preached his funeral. He was laid to rest in the uncle Johnnie Wellman graveyard by the side of his son, Leonard. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

WILBUR, W. A.
The death angel visited the home of Mrs. W. A. Wilbur Sep 5 and took her loving husband. He had been suffering for nearly 2 years and bore his pains with much patience. All was done for him that loving hands of relatives and friends could do, but God in his wisdom knew best and He said to him "come" and He gently took him home where pain and death are no more. He was born Dec 18, 1880, died Sep 5, 1917, aged 36 years, 10 months and 16 days. In his early manhood he was married to Miss Ella West. To this union were born 5 children, all of whom are living to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father Besides his wife and children he leaves an aged father and mother, 3 sisters and 4 brothers and a host of friends to mourn the loss of one they loved. His sisters are Mrs. D. C. Castle of Richardson, Mrs. John H. Wilson of near Louisa, and Mrs. Art Preston of Van Lear. His brothers are C. B. Wilbur of Whitman, WV, Walter of Richardson, Lee of Van Lear and Henry of Georgia. All were present at the funeral except the youngest, Henry who was in Georgia, having enlisted in service for his county and could not come. Mr. Wilbur was at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. C. Castle, when the end came and funeral services were held there on Sep 6, a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attending. Services were conducted by Rev. Arthur Preston after which the body was laid to rest in the family graveyard at Richardson. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1917

WILLIAMS
Powell Williams, of Ashland, received a telegram Sunday night that his son, yardmaster at Jenkins had been killed in a wreck at Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. Williams left for Paintsville where burial occurred in the family burial grounds. Big Sandy news, Sep 28, 1917

WILSON, C. Jeff
Louisa was shocked and saddened Sunday by a message notifying relatives of the death of C. Jeff Wilson, which occurred suddenly near Wheeling, WV on Sunday morning where for several months he and his 2 sons, Hamilton and Graham, had been employed. the body arrived in Louisa Monday evening, accompanied by the two sons, and was taken to the home. the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist Church and was conducted by the Rev. Burwell Akers, an old friend and former pastor. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife and 9 children; 2 sisters, Mrs. James Hale of Louisa, Mrs. L. M. Copley of Ashland, 2 brothers, G. S. Wilson of Louisa and W. F. Wilson of Hurricane, WV. His wife is a daughter of Gabriel Endicott of Rockcastle. The body was laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery. Jeff Wilson was an honest, industrious upright citizen. He had for years been a faithful member of the Baptist Church and will be missed by that congregation. He had many friends who felt an interest in his welfare and who are deeply grieved by his death. His age was 52. He died in the bath room at his boarding house. A girl in the house reported to the landlady that she thought she heard some one moaning in the house, but no investigation was made for awhile. Later on the moaning was heard again and Hamilton Wilson and another man were called. They found the bath room door locked and upon forcing it open found Mr. Wilson in a dying condition. A physician was called but it was too late. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1917

YOST, J. E.
Mystery surrounds the death of J. E. Yost, wealthy land owner and business man of Pikeville and brother of W. B. Yost of Catlettsburg, whose dead body was found Thursday morning hanging by a three quarter inch rope from a rafter in one of his barns, on Herald's Branch near Pikeville. His death occurred only a few hours before the body was discovered by his son, John Jr., who went in search of his father when he did not return home after leaving the house at 6 o'clock in the morning. The body was removed to the Yost home and when the news of the tragedy reached there Mrs. Yost and son William became seriously ill from the shock they received.

Coroner Cavins summoned a jury of 6 men and held an inquest last afternoon and the verdict rendered was to the effect that Mr. Yost had come to his death by strangulation. No motive has been discovered for the death of Mr. Yost and no evidence of violence other than the rope has been found. Mr. Yost was 56 years of age and was widely and favorably known throughout the entire Sandy Valley. He recently sold his store on Main Street, Pikeville to Messers, Stump and Adkins and retired from the mercantile business. He also recently became the owner of some valuable property. Mr. Yost has not been in the best of health for several years. He is survived by Mrs. Yost and 2 sons, William and John; his mother, Mrs. Francis Yost of Pikeville; brother, Tom Yost, also of Pikeville, brother, W. B. Yost of Catlettsburg and sister, Mrs. J. N. Robinson of Pikeville.

No motive could be assigned for this suicide. Mr. Yost had been for a number of years a merchant here and only recently sold his store to Mr. O. A. Stump. He was about 56 years old. The funeral was held at the house Saturday morning by the Masonic order of which Mr. Yost had been a member for many years. The burial took place in the family cemetery near Shelby, services being held at the grave by the I.O.O.F. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1917

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OCTOBER

BAILEY, Mrs. T. B.
Mrs. T. B. Bailey, wife of Dr. T. B. Bailey, of Nippa, died Oct 9 in the Kessler Hospital in Huntington, WV, after undergoing an operation. Mrs. Bailey had been in bad health for some time and was taken to the hospital in the hope that she would soon recover. Some of the most able physicians of the land were called to attend her, but they were unable to overcome the trouble with which she was suffering. Mrs. Bailey was a good Christian woman and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, 2 sons, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

BARTLEY, Mrs. Noah
Hellier--Mrs. Noah Bartley, Ashcamp, died of heart failure early last Saturday morning. Although she had been seriously ill of typhoid fever the day previous to her death she had been in somewhat of an improved condition and had laughed and joked with her friends and her sudden death came altogether unexpected. All indications were that she had passed the crisis, but heart failure brought her condition to a sad end. She leaves a husband, and 5 children to mourn her loss and a host of relatives and friends. She will be laid to rest in the family graveyard near Elkhorn City, it is learned. Big Sandy news, Oct 12, 1917

BELLOMY, C. C.
Mr. C. C. Bellomy died Wednesday at his home at Meredith, WV about 4 miles from Louisa. He was 82 years old and had been in a feeble condition for some time. He was one of the good old citizens of Wayne County. this is the third death in that family within 6 months. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

BROOKS, Jefferson
Rev. Jefferson Brooks, a colored preacher, died her Wednesday night of pneumonia. He came here from his home at Catlettsburg Saturday evening to preach Sunday, but was stricken that night and gradually grew worse. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

BROWN, James
James Brown was killed last Monday at Wayland, Floyd County, by an Italian. He was a son of George Brown, who lives near Catlettsburg. His body was taken to Catlettsburg for burial. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

CARROLL, Thomas
Hattiesburg, Miss. Oct 5--The body of Private Thomas Carroll, of Company H. One Hundred and Fiftieth Infantry, whose death from pneumonia was the first to take place at Camp Shelby, was shipped to his home in Willard, KY tonight for burial. Carroll, who was 24 years old, died yesterday in the base hospital at Camp Shelby, where he had been a patient for several days. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

CASTLE, Zylpha (Moore)
Death at 1:10 Tuesday morning claimed Mrs. Zylpha Castle, wife of Anderson G. Castle, the final summons coming at her home in Portsmouth, OH, after an extended illness of Bright's disease. Mrs. Castle had been seriously ill for many weeks. The deceased was born Dec 4, 1859, near Louisa, Lawrence County, KY, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arta Moore. She spent most of her life in Lawrence county and moved after marriage to Ashland, KY. Mr. and Mrs. Castle and family resided in Ashland 10 years and moved to Portsmouth about 4 years ago. Mrs. Castle is the first of a family of several children to pass to the great beyond. The deceased is survived by her husband and 5 children. The children were at their mother's bedside when the final summons came. Mrs. Castle has always been a home loving woman. She was ever looking out for the welfare of her children. Her willingness to aid those who were less fortunate than she won her many life long friends who will greatly miss her many deeds of kindness. Burial took place at Ashland Thursday morning. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

CHAPMAN, Fitzpatrick
Donithon--Death again entered our community and took from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chapman their darling little boy, Fitzpatrick, age about 3 years. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1917

CHILDERS, Roy
Roy Childers died last Monday night in Riverview hospital, this city, where he had been under treatment a few days. His death followed an operation. Mr. Childers had been a street car conductor in Columbus, OH for the past few years. He had returned to Kentucky and had been working on the Phil Preece farm a few weeks. His body was taken to his old home near Garred's Chapel on Tuesday for burial. Mr. Childers was a brother of Mrs. Newell Ferguson, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

DESKINS, Dennis
"It was a most unfortunate accident--if the stone had struck any other part of his body, it hardly would have produced a bruise, instead it struck the thinnest portion of the base of his skull causing a fracture, from which he died." That was Major A. M. Henshaw's declaration Monday after a complete investigation into the death of Dennis Deskins, 17, of Borderland, WV, student at the Ohio Military Institute at Cincinnati. Coroner Bauer also found that the death was from an accident. Deskins and other students were walking Wednesday when one of them threw the stone, intending to toss it in front of where they were walking, it slipped from his hand and struck Deskins, and inflicting what was to all appearances a scalp wound. Sunday, however, it developed his skull was fractured and an operation was performed at the Bethesda Hospital. The youth died following the operation. Times Star. We learn that the Deskins family lives in Pike County, KY just across the Tug River from Borderland. William Deskins is the father of the boy. Mrs. Deskins was in Louisa during the county fair and was one of the Judges in the womens department. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

GEORGE, Ella
Ulysses--Mrs. Ella George, wife of Alex George, recently died of cancer. She had been confined to her bed for 2 years and bore her sufferings with patience and Christian resignation. She was preceded to the grave by 2 of her sons, one an infant, the other one a young man, Herbert, who died two years ago of typhoid fever. She is survived by her husband, 6 children, 2 brothers, one sister and her father, Tom Brown of Patrick. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Art Preston and H. W. Williams, of Patrick. She was buried near her home in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

HACKNEY, K. B.
K. B. Hackney, age 25, met his fate instantly in the Edgewater mine Tuesday in the afternoon. Falling slate was the cause of his death. He has parents residing on Mouth Card who were notified. His father arrived and took charge of the remains. Interment will be made in the family graveyard at Mouth Card. This is the third fatality to occur in the Edgewater mine in less than one month's time. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

HALL, Wilburn
After an illness of several months at his home in Portsmouth, OH, Wilburn Hall, Jr., died last Thursday morning. He had been ill since March, tuberculosis following an attack of bronchitis. He is survived by his wife, 2 sisters, Mrs. Laura Baker, of Carter County, and Mrs. Malissa Tackett of Floyd County and one brother, George Hall of Portsmouth. The deceased was born in Floyd County, KY and was 32 years old. He was a son of Silas and Sarah Hall, both of whom died some time ago. The body was brought to Louisa last Friday morning and was taken to his hold home at Smokey Valley for burial. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

HAMMOND, Frank D.
Frank D. Hammond was almost instantly killed early last Saturday morning by falling from a second story porch at his home just below Fort Gay. He stepped out of his room onto the rear porch to thrown out a bowl of water. In the act of doing so his knee rested against the railing which proved to be weak from decay. It gave way and he pitched headlong to the ground, a distance of 15 feet. His sister, Mrs. Boxley, was in the kitchen and saw him fall. He was carried into the house by his brothers and breathed only twice after being placed on a bed. Both arms were broken, as were also his neck, cheek bones, the nose and the jaw.

The news of this extremely lamentable accident shocked the people of Louisa to an unusual extent. Mr. Hammond had been connected with the mercantile business in Louisa since his early manhood and was therefore one of us. He was almost 48 years old and was never married. The funeral took place from the residence on Monday and the interment followed in Fairview burial grounds, where his parents rest. Rev. A. C. Bostwick, of the M. E. Church, Louisa, preached the funeral and was assisted by Revs. L. D. Bryan and W. A. Gaugh. The pall bearers were the brothers and brothers in law of the deceased and Dr. A. W. Bromley. The latter was one of Mr. Hammond's best friends, being of exactly the same age and having grown up together in Fort Gay. Nearly all their lives they had celebrated their birthday by dining together.

Frank Hammond was a ideal man. His character was above reproach in every way. He was even tempered to a remarkable degree and this fact has been the subject of much comment since his death. He was a Presbyterian, of which church his parents were devout members. They moved from Ohio to Fort Gay when Frank was a child. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Neb Boxley, and 3 brothers, Charley, Johnson and Will. Also by 2 nieces, daughters of his deceased sister, Mrs. W. M. Schumucker of Canton. They and their father attended the funeral. The deceased was chief assistant in W. H. Adams department store and before that had been with W. D. Pierce and G. W. ??annell. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

HAMPTON, Eke
Eke Hampton, who lived on upper Mill Creek, in Wayne County about 8 miles from Louisa, died Saturday. His death was very sudden and apoplexy is thought to have been the cause. He was about 60 years old and was a good citizen. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1917

HANSHAW, Bertha
Mrs. Bertha Hanshaw, wife of George Hanshaw, died last Saturday morning at her home in Ashland, her spirit following to the other world that of her infant child who died a few days ago. the funeral services were held at the house that evening at seven o'clock. the remains were taken to Kermit, WV on the noon train Sunday for interment. Mr. Hanshaw and 2 children survive. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1917

HATCHER, Frances Matilda (Williamson)
The death of Mrs. John H. Hatcher on Friday night came as a great shock to all the people of Pikeville. She had only been sick for about 10 days. Although she had not been very well for some time. Mrs. Hatcher and Mrs. Brooks were on a visit to Johns Creek when Mrs. Hatcher became ill and they came home immediately and everything was done to effect her recovery, but to no avail. Frances Matilda Williamson was born Aug 16, 1857. She was married about 45 years ago to Mr. John H. Hatcher, whom she leaves to mourn her loss. To this union 3 children were born, 2 daughters and the one son preceding her to the other land. One daughter, Mrs. Lida E. Hellier, a granddaughter, Mrs. George Brooks, a great granddaughter, Mary Josephine Brooks and 2 grandsons, Charles Edward and James Earl Hellier and a sister, Mrs. John Dils, survive her. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Hatcher had long been a member and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. The burial took place in the family burial ground where she sleeps beside the bodies of her loved ones who have gone before. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1917

HENSLEY, Dawson
Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Hensley of Walbridge, Sep 18, 1917, and took from them their youngest son, Dawson. He passed away in the afternoon, age 12 yeas 10 months and 7 days. He had been very low with typhoid for several weeks, but it was thought he was improving, so his death was a shock to his relatives and many friends. He is survived by his father, mother and 2 brothers. Two sisters have preceded him to the grave. He was an intelligent child. Bad health deprived him of school, until the past 2 or 3 years. He attended the full term, seven months last year and completed the second and third grades. He was a member of the Walbridge Union Sunday school and was promoted from the third to fourth grade class in January 1917. He was seldom absent during 1916 and came with the subject and golden text of the lessons memorized. He was kind to all and loved by all his friends. Rev. W. D. See of Kenova, delivered the funeral sermon Wednesday afternoon, Sep 19, the remains were taken by carriage to the family cemetery at Summit where the interment ceremonies were held. Among the relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. D. See and son of Kenova, V. B. Dawson of Ashland, and G. W. Dawson of Catlettsburg, sister and brothers of Mrs. Hensley. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

HENSLEY, Mrs. Porter
Mrs. Porter Hensley died last Thursday after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever. She is survived by her husband and 2 sons, one sister, Mrs. W. D. See of Kenova and 2 brothers, V. B. Dawson of Ashland and G. W. Dawson of Catlettsburg. Only 2 weeks previous to her death her little son, Dawson, aged 12 years, died of typhoid. Mrs. Hensley's funeral was held on Friday and was conducted by Rev. S. F. Reynolds, of this city. the burial took place in the Summit burial ground and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. She was a good woman. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

HOWARD, Lundy
Salyersville, KY, Oct 9--N Calloway Howard, and attorney and his nephew, Lundy Howard, exchanged shots at each other when on the street here today. Later Sheriff S. W. Adams shot and killed Lundy Howard when attempting to arrest him. Calloway Howard was uninjured. The trouble is said to have been caused by a lawsuit involving the Howard estate. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

HURT, Robert
Mrs. Minnie Preston of East Lexington Ave, wife of Postmaster C. M. Preston, received a telegram this morning from Edinburg, IN, announcing the death of her father, Dr. Robert Hurt, who today passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. G. Auxier, with whom he has been making his home for the past year. Previously to going to Edinburg, Dr. Hurt spent many months at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Preston where he was a most welcome guest and where he was shown every loving attention that Mr. and Mrs. Preston and children could bestow. Dr. Hurt's demise was due to his advanced age. He would have been 94 years of age the fifth of next November, yet until recently he was very active. His mind especially was clear and he was able to converse in a most interesting and intellectual manner.

Dr. Hurt was for many years a successful practicing physician at Millersburg, KY. He also served humanity as a pastor of the Southern Methodist Church. His entire life was one devoted to the relief and the assistance of his fellowmen to whom he dedicated his efforts at an early age. Dr. Hurt was a man of strong personal character and splendid mental attainments and his days on earth were a benediction to all with whom he came in contact. He was a father in all the world implies and his death is indeed a grievous loss to his children by whom he was dearly beloved and who did everything in their power to repay him for the many sacrifices he made that they might be happy and that they might secure every advantage that lay in his power to give them. Mrs. Hurt preceded him in death some 10 years ago. His remains will be buried beside her body in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville at a date yet to be determined. Mrs. Preston left for Edinburg this afternoon and will accompany the remains to Ashland. The following children survive Dr. Hurt: Mrs. C. M. Preston, Ashland, Mrs. L. G. Auxier, Edinburg, IN, Mrs. Rice, wife of Judge Rice of Paintsville, KY, Miss Ella Hurt of Paintsville, and Rush Hurt of West Liberty, KY, clerk of the courts of Morgan County.--Ashland Independent. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

LEWIS
Hellier--Heroic efforts to save the life of the eldest daughter of Mrs. Will Lewis, Allegheny, were thwarted by the grim reaper intervening. the child was stricken with croup early last Friday morning and 3 doctors were present, who did everything in their power to save the girl's life, but without avail. The child died early last Friday afternoon. Burial was made in the Pine Grove graveyard at Lookout last Saturday. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

MOORE, Nelse
Hellier--Nelse Moore an aged resident of this community, died last Sunday night after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. The deceased had sold his home in Hellier and purchased a farm on Pigeon where he was residing at the time of his death. Interment will be made in the family graveyard at Pigeon. He is survived by a wife and 3 children. Mr. Moore was well known throughout this section of the country and was an upright and honest man that always strived to make a living for his wife and children. Big Sandy news, Oct 5, 1917

NEAL, James
James Neal, 17, was killed almost instantly Tuesday afternoon, at the Kenova Plant of the Huntington Lumber and Supply Company. While engaged in his work the lad's clothing caught in a belt and he was thrown violently against the corner of the building, crushing his skull. The boy was rushed to the office of a physician, but died before medical aid could be rendered. The youth was a resident of Hubbardstown and lived with a sister at North Kenova, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1917

PIGG, Clara
Hellier--Clara, age 6, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mart Pigg, Edgewater, died after being critically ill of pneumonia. Pneumonia developed in one lung and the child suffered a relapse which proved fatal. The remains were laid to rest in the Edgewater cemetery. The child had been ill but 3 weeks. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

PINSON, G. W.
After he had suffered from many months from asthma and Bright's disease, death came to east the pain of Mr. G. W. Pinson Thursday afternoon, Oct 19. Mr. Pinson had been very ill for a long time, but several times he had been able to walk up town for a few minutes, tho his step was feeble and slow, and on Monday he was out in their garden for a little while. He became paralyzed several days before his death and never moved nor spoke again. Most of the family and numerous friends were at his bedside when he passed away. Mr. George Washington Pinson was born, Jul 1852. He had been for many years a Mason, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, having been a Master of the former for several years and also Worthy Patron of the O.E.S. He had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for 12 years. He leaves a widow, 2 sons, Fred and James, a daughter, Mrs. harry Carver of Williamson and a number of grandchildren to mourn his loss. Mrs. Carper was unable to be with her father at the last or attend the funeral, but the sons and Mr. Carper were here. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church South and were conducted by the Order of Eastern Star and the Masons. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Lear of the M. E. Church South. The burial took place in the family plot on Cemetery Hill. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

PLYMALE, William
William Plymale, age 84, was killed Monday at his home in Wayne County, WV by falling from a fence. He was sitting on the fence and fell backward, his head striking a rock. His son was near and reached him quickly, but he died very soon. Mr. Plymale was one of the substantial citizens of his neighborhood. He was remarkably well preserved for one of his years. His home was about 5 miles below Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1917

RATLIFF, Marion
Hellier--Marion Ratliff, aged 72, who resided in the upper end of Allegheny, died suddenly at his home last Friday of heart failure. Although a suffer of asthma, Mr. Ratliff was otherwise apparent good health, and his death came unexpected and a shock to his friends. He has been a life long citizen of this community. He is survived by a wife and 10 children, namely: Alex Ratliff, lawyer at Pikeville, Talby, Mark, Jack and Wilbur and a married daughter, Mrs. Harriet Rackley, Domino, KY. Mark, his youngest son is attending school at Morehead and his other sons are engaged in coal mining and employed at the various mines here. His sons at a distance have been notified and funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Ratliff was a good citizen and his death is deeply regretted by all that knew him. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

SHANNON, Jesse A.
Louisa relatives and friends were grieved by the news of the death of Jesse A. Shannon, which occurred a this home in West Huntington Thursday evening of last week. He had been in ill health for 2 years or more. The burial took place at Huntington Saturday. He was a member of the Masonic order and the M. E. Church South. His wife and 7 children, all grown, survive him. Mrs. Shannon was a daughter of Mrs. Lydia Atkins and a sister of O. C. Atkins of Louisa. Mr. Shannon was 53 years old. He moved from Louisa to Huntington several years ago. He was a genial man, a kind father and a good citizen. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

TAYLOR, Benjamin F.
Benjamin F. Taylor, only son of the late Dr. George W. Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, of Pike County, KY, was born Nov 10, 1889, died Oct 14, 1917, after a brief illness. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his mother Oct 16 by Rev. I. T. Spencer of Chattaroy. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery near his home. He leaves a mother and 3 sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

VINSON, Charles D.
The death of Charles D. Vinson occurred Monday night at the home of his father, Winfield Vinson, 6 miles up Tug River from Louisa. Mastoiditis was the cause. He had been suffering from the trouble for several days, but probably did not realize the serious nature of the disease. He had not been confined to his bed, but had retired for the night 2 or 3 hours before his death, which came as peacefully as sleep. Mr. Vinson was in his 35th year and was a fine specimen of physical manhood. His wife and 2 children survive. The funeral was held Monday under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member. For several years Mr. Vinson lived in Pittsburgh, but lately had been located in the west. He came home a few weeks ago in fine health. His death brings sorrow to a large circle of friends. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

WALLACE, John
John Wallace, a well known coal mine employee, died at Hellier a few days ago and was buried at Richardson, this county. He lived at Peachorchard for many years, and was highly respected. He was an honest and upright citizen and a member of the Masonic fraternity, as well as other orders. Quite a number of sons survive. One of them is Mr. Clint Wallace, a leading citizen of Richardson. The deceased was well along in years, probably about 75. We could not learn. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1m917

WEBB, Robert
Among death's victims this week we find Robert Webb of Walbridge, one of the few Confederate veterans left in our county. He died after a very brief illness. His age was about 80 years. He was a quiet and highly respected citizen. A wife and several grown children survive. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

WEBB, Robert
Saturday afternoon, Oct 6, 1917, Robert Webb, son of David and Rachel Webb of Wayne County, WV died peacefully at his home, Walbridge, age 74 years. He was sick only a short time before his death so it was a shock to his relatives and many friends. He was a native of Wayne county and a highly respected citizen. He was a Confederate soldier, entering the war at the age of 16 and served until its close. He then married Miss Nannie Rains of Monroe County, VA. To this union were born 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Miss Ella, who died 20 years ago at the age of 27?. His wife died in 1892?. Three yeas after her death he married Miss Mary York of Lawrence County and to this union one child was born. His wife and daughter survive him. All the children were at his beside during his last illness, except one son, Marion, who resides at Hellier, KY. He leaves 6 children, 30 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to mourn his loss. A short service was held at the home then the remains were taken to the See Cemetery 3 miles from Louisa, for burial. Rev. Hewlett of Louisa delivered the funeral sermon at the cemetery where a large crowd had assembled for the last sad rites. He was fully prepared to meet his Savior and told his wife and friends just before his soul took its flight that he was going home. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1917

YOUNG, Cecil
Ulysses--Cecil Young, aged 15 years, of this place, died at Powelton, WV of typhoid fever. His father, Mr. Marion Young had moved his family there for a temporary stay while he and Cecil were engaged in working in the mines. The deceased was brought back here and buried in the family burying ground at G. H. Young's. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1917

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ABBOTT, James A.
Mr. James A. Abbott died Tuesday evening Oct 30 at his home in Louisa, in the 80th year of his age. On Last Saturday he was stricken with uremic poisoning. His health has been feeble for quite a while although he was not confined to his bed much of the time. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church on Thursday. Rev. A. C. Bostwick, the pastor, conducted the services. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery followed. A wife and 2 sons and 3 daughters survive. They are John, Charley, Mrs. Josephine Rice, Mrs. Cora McGrath of Maryland, Mrs. C. J. Carey. Mr. Abbott was one of our most highly esteemed citizens. He was a local preacher in the M. E. Church and had been active in church work ever since he located in Louisa, which was soon after the Civil war. He identified himself with all good civic movements and his influence was thrown on the side of right at all times. He was prominent in politics and had been honored by his party at different times. He served a term as postmaster at Louisa. Mr. Abbott was man of commanding figure and of strong personality and ability. He had many warm friends and his genial presence will be greatly missed from the community. His funeral was largely attended. The pall bearers were A. O. Carter, W. J. Roberts, Lon Hutchison, C. P. Bromley, R. C. McClure, L. T. McClure. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

CASTLE, John W.
Paintsville--The funeral services of Capt. John W. Castle was held in the M. E. church, South, of which he had been a faithful and devoted member for a number of years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. John Martin of Huntington, WV who was formerly pastor of this church and a bosom friend of Capt. Castle. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

COCHRAN, Mrs. Wallace
Mrs. Wallace Cochran died at her home near Fallsburg Tuesday and was buried yesterday on the William Harmon place. She was about 30 years of age and is survived by a husband and 2 or 3 children. Tuberculosis was the cause of her death. Rev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the services. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1917

COMPTON, Sarah Ann
Ulysses--Mrs. Sarah Ann Compton, widow of the late F. N. Compton died recently of tuberculosis. She is survived by 4 children, whose ages are from 4 to 15 years, also 2 brothers and her aged father, Anderson Boyd, of Inez, Martin County, survives her. She was 39 years old. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

ELSWICK, Tom
Hellier--Tom Elswick age 19 who resided at Island Creek, was instantly killed at Sycamore, last Friday in the morning. He was in the employee of the W. J. Fell Company, Ashland. A limb of the tree struck him on the head that resulted fatally. His body was brought to Hellier and prepared for burial and the remains were taken to his home. A sister arrived and took charge. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

FANNIN, Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Henry Fannin, aged about 50? years was burned to death at her home near Wrigley, Morgan County, Thursday of last week. There were no eye witnesses to the tragedy. She was last seen alive by 2 small children. She was carrying a shovel full of coals of fire from one room to another, and it is supposed that her clothing ignited from the coals. When an older daughter, who was away from home at the time, returned she found the charred and lifeless remains of her mother. West Liberty Courier. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1917

FULLER, Thomas
Ashland, KY, Nov 22--Thomas Fuller, a carpenter at Music, Carter County, while shingling a roof, slipped and fell to the ground. He received injuries which caused his death a few hours later. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1917


HALL, Percy & RICHMOND, Bruce
Olive Hill, KY--Nov 1--Two men lost their lives in a pistol duel at the clay mines 4 miles northwest of Olive Hill yesterday. Bruce Richmond approached Percy Hall, a foreman at the mines and asked him for a job. There had been trouble between them before and after a few words they clinched in a fist fight. Bystanders parted them and immediately upon being released Richmond drew a revolver and shot Hall 3 times. Hall also drew a pistol and shot Richmond once, killing him instantly. Hall died a few hours later. Richmond leaves a widow and 3 children and Hall a widow and 6 children. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1917

KAY, George T.
During its life of 32 years the Big Sandy News has had only one accident of any consequence in its plant and that occurred last Monday afternoon, resulting in the death of Mr. George T. Kay, a printer who had been employed here only a few weeks. He was caught between the belt and pulley of the gas engine and so baldy injured that his death occurred about an hour later. He was wearing an apron made out of very strong material. It was tied around his neck and his waist. The lower end of the apron was caught by the belt and the strength of the material was such that it pulled him down, notwithstanding the fact that he was a large man, weighing over 200 pounds. the apron and them his clothing were wound around the pulley in an instant and his body was whirled around at a rapid rate.

Horton Hewlett was in the press room with him and he thinks the body made 8 or 10 revolutions when the belt broke and the engine stopped. It is thought his foot struck a cut-off valve in the gas line and turned it to a point where the gas was shut off and this explains how the engine stopped so soon. Help was called immediately and the unfortunate man was cut loose from the pulley, to which he was tightly bound. He was taken to Riverview hospital at once and made as comfortable as possible. An examination showed both arms and both legs broken in several places, making his condition very serious. He was conscious and talked with the attendants. Dr. York told him the chances were against him and inquired about his spiritual condition. He gave assurance of his faith and hope and of his preparation for death. He died in about an hour.

An embalmer was sent for and the body prepared for shipment to Seaford, Delaware, his former home. Mr. Kay was a Mason and a member of the Episcopal church. The lodge at this place wired the Seaford lodge and received a reply to take charge of the remains and ship to that place. This was don. Mr. Kay was probably 55 to 60 years of age and had never been married. He is survived by one sister. He came here recently from Mississippi to take employment in the mechanical department of the NEWS office. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1917

KELSO, Judith (Davidson)
After a lingering illness of several months, Mrs. Judith Davidson Kelso peacefully passed away at Barnes hospital in St. Louisa on last Friday, Nov 2. On Jun 22 she was operated on and for a long while it was thought she would recover when a few weeks ago all hope was given up and her sisters, Mesdames Thomas Wilkinson, E. P. Arnold, Sam Spradlin and brother, John M. Davidson were called to her bedside. "Miss Jude" as she was always called and known by all who knew her was one of the most popular and well known women in all eastern Kentucky. For a number of years she was assistant county clerk where she made numerous friends. She was married to Mr. Samuel Sydney Kelso on Jun 10, 1910 and has made her home at Musselfork, MO since. The remains were accompanied home by her sisters who were with her when death came, also her niece, Mrs. John Hensley and Mrs. Minnie Baars of St. Louis. the funeral services were conducted by the Eastern Stars at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, Rev. Pope, Rev. Moore and Mr. Hart assisted in conducted the impressive service. Mrs. Nora K. Sullivan, Mrs. Alex Davison, Mr. Harlowe and Mr. Donaldson sang sweetly her favorite songs. Mrs. Kelso was the fourth born of Mr. and Mrs. Greenville Davidson. She is survived by her husband, Mr. S. S. Kelso, who was unable to attend the funeral, one brother, John M. Davidson, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary D. Allen of Weeksbury, Mesdames Thomas Wilkinson, E. P. Arnold and Sam Spradlin. Big Sandy News, Nov 9,1917

LAYNE, Sarah
The sufferings of Mrs. Sarah Layne came to an end Tuesday morning of this week at the Wallace place known as Highland Home, 2 miles west of Louisa. She was 86 years old and had been helpless for 6 or 7 years. On Monday evening she became worse and died at 2 a.m. The funeral took place at the home on Wednesday. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery, by the side of her only daughter, Mrs. Josephine Wallace Spencer. the services were conducted by Rev. H. O. Chambers, pastor of the Louisa M. E. Church, South. Quite a number of people from Louisa attended the funeral. Mrs. Layne is survived by the following grandchildren: F. T. D. Wallace, Jr. Miss Matilda Wallace, Mrs. J. U. Jolliff and L. E. Wallace. She had been a member of the M. E. Church, South for many years. Her interest in the affairs of the church and the community continued through all the years of her physical disability and her mind was alert to the last. She had lived in Louisa and vicinity through the greater part of her long life, loved by her family and respected by the community. Her death removed one of our oldest persons. She suffered greatly from rheumatism during recent years. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1917

LAYNE, William
Mr. William Layne, aged 66 years, died last Friday at his home on Lick Creek a few miles from Louisa. He had been in ill health for about 2 years. Mr. Layne was a good citizen. He was an industrious man and was a carpenter by trade. He had done some very fine work on a number of buildings in Louisa. He is survived by 2 sons, Hiram and George Layne and 2 daughters, Lizzie and Bertha. His wife died about 2 years ago. Mrs. Green Meek of Huntington, is also one of the daughters. The funeral service took place Saturday morning from the home and was largely attended, a number going from this city. Among those were members of the Masonic lodge of which Mr. Layne had long been a loyal member. A more upright and worthy citizen than Mr. Layne was not to be found. His quiet, unobtrusive life gained and held the respect of his neighbors. He has gone to his reward. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

LOVINS, Bert
Bert Lovins, of Chattaroy, 35 years old, a coal miner was found dead a few days ago on the N & W railroad near Thacker. He had been struck by a freight train. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1917

MARCUM, Charles
The body of Charles Marcum was brought to this county last Thursday morning and was taken to the Peter Marcum graveyard, near Fallsburg, for burial. Rev. H. B. Hewlett of this city, conducted the services. Mr. Marcum died on Friday night at Camp Zachary Taylor after an illness of about a week with pneumonia. He went as a volunteer to the army a few months from Boyd County and was a member of the Fifth Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Appropriate funeral services for him and Peter Nunn, another Camp Taylor boy, of Hart County, whose death held there before their bodies were sent to their homes for interment. Mr. Marcum was 25 years old and a son of Henry Marcum, who moved from this place to Normal, Boyd County several years ago where the family still resides.

The body was brought to Ashland Saturday night and was accompanied there by 10 members of Co. 5 2d Battalion to which he belonged. The soldier intended to give their deceased comrade a military burial, but after it was decided to bring the remains to Lawrence County their plans had to be abandoned as the guard of honor was due back at camp before they could have made the return from a more distant point than Ashland. Those who accompanied the remains to Ashland were Privates Oscar Schmauch, Harry Scott, Allen Caldwell, Charles Watson, John Martin, Frank Layne, Strother Montgomery, S. V. Compton, Bud Spears and Bulger Mike Davis. Private Marcum is the second Boyd county boy to die in the service of his country since the war with Germany began and his name will be enrolled on the honor roll of the country to which he dedicated his life. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1917

MCCLELLAND, Bert
The death of Bert McClelland in an Ironton hospital reveals an unusually pathetic story of a fated family. the death of Bert McClelland is the fourth violent death to occur in the McClelland family lately, and the father of the four boys is himself in a critical condition in an Ironton hospital. The family, whose place of residence was formerly Lawrence county, OH for several years resided principally at Van Lear, in the East Kentucky coal fields. It was while at work in the mines there that Bert McClelland, who died yesterday morning had his head crushed by falling slate. Two years ago Will McClelland an elder brother was killed in the mines at Van Lear and still more recently Isaac McClelland, another brother, was killed in the same mines. Another brother, making the fourth, was killed in an accident at Newcastle a few years ago. A wife and 6 children survive. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1917

MULLINS, Wat
Tuscola--Wat, the 8 year old son of Lindsey Mullins, died Friday morning of diphtheria. His father was at Catlettsburg and his mother thought that he had a little cold and sore throat, as he still played about the house, but the fact was made known on Thursday evening when Dr. Thompson was returning from Louisa, when Fred Thompson had hi stop and see the boy. Wat was an unusually bright boy, was a regular attendant at school and was a great favorite with the teacher and all the pupils. His ready wit and quick comprehension of ideas was absolute proof, that, if given a chance he would prove to the world that he could do things worth while. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

MUNCY, Gus
Gus Muncy, a well known citizen living in Smokey Valley, about 3 miles from Louisa, died very suddenly Wednesday night. He had been in town that evening and was heard to complain of suffering from rheumatism about the shoulders and chest. there also had been indications of heart trouble at times during the last few months. Mr. Muncy was about 60 years old. He leaves a wife, a grown son and daughter and some younger children. The son is at Camp Zachary Taylor, having gone with the 70 selectives. Deceased was a son of Wade H. Muncy, now serving as pastor of one of the M. E. Church in Ashland. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1917

PEPLHREY, Mrs. E. D.
Mrs. E. D. Pelphrey of Hamlet, OH died at her home. She was 60 years old and leaves a husband and 8 children. Cancer caused her death. She was buried at Paintsville Wednesday. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1917

PENNINGTON, Agnes
Webbville--Death has visited our community and taken one of our best loved and oldest members, Mrs. Agnes Pennington. She was born Apr 8, 1828. She leaves 5 daughters, a number of grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. the funeral was preached in the church of which she had been a member for many years by Bro. Berry. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

Mrs. Agnes Pennington, wife of John Pennington, deceased, fell asleep Oct 24, 1917 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. L. Green at Webbville. She had at her bedside her 5 daughters, Mrs. William Green of Caney, Mrs. T. L. Green, Mrs. Caudill and Wheeler of Blaine, Mrs. Mart Thompson and the wife and children of Andy Pennington, deceased. It was a peaceful ending, after more than 2 years of almost constant suffering. "Grandma" Pennington, as we who knew and loved her, were permitted to call her, was a woman to be greatly admired, her life was one that never faltered where justice and right dealing were required; her heart was big enough to take in all who needed to be mothered. Grandma Pennington was one of the pioneer settlers of this section. The families were far between when she came into this vicinity where she has spent most of her life. She has seen generations born and she has administered to them in their dying hours. They have come and they have gone still she moved as an angel among them.

Mrs. Pennington was 90 years old last Easter. She was born Apr 8, 1827 in Powell Valley, Old Virginia. She was the daughter of John Sturgell and wife, was married at the age of 17 to Levi Webb, of Webbville, leaving Virginia at the age of 17 and moving to Lawrence County, KY. They lived for one year on Caney, then moving to what is now known as the Webb farm on East Fork. Here 2 children were born to them, Mrs. L. P. Watson, now deceased, the mother of the much loved Senator Morton Watson. I will mention here an unusual love and comradeship that existed between Dr. Watson and his grandmother. She never recovered from the shock of the tragic death of her much loved Morton as she always called him. Her other daughter is Mrs. Mart Thompson of Lick Creek.

When Mrs. Pennington and her first husband moved to Kentucky they rode through horseback bringing their worldly possessions on a pack horse from Powell Valley, by only a small path made through the forest. Mr. Webb died after 4 or 6 years of wedlock. A reasonable time after his death she was married to John Pennington. No more will be she be with us. God in his goodness has called her home. C. K. --Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1917

PRESTON, Albert
Albert Preston died Wednesday at his home near the mouth of Georges Creek. He was 84 years old and one of the county's best citizens. He was one of several brothers who lived in that section of the county. All were honorable, substantial citizens, and their passing away is a real loss to their county. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

PRICHARD, Sarah Belle
Mrs. Sarah Belle Prichard, wife of Dr. Lewis Prichard, passed away early Tuesday morning at her home in Charleston, WV, after several months illness. She is survived by her husband and 2 sons, A. M. Prichard of Charleston and Fred Prichard of Huntington. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

RICHMOND, Bruce & HALL, Percy
Olive Hill, KY--Nov 1--Two men lost their lives in a pistol duel at the clay mines 4 miles northwest of Olive Hill yesterday. Bruce Richmond approached Percy Hall, a foreman at the mines and asked him for a job. There had been trouble between them before and after a few words they clinched in a fist fight. Bystanders parted them and immediately upon being released Richmond drew a revolver and shot Hall 3 times. Hall also drew a pistol and shot Richmond once, killing him instantly. Hall died a few hours later. Richmond leaves a widow and 3 children and Hall a widow and 6 children. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1917

ROBINSON, Mrs. Warren (Frasher)
Mrs. Warren Robinson died at her home near Fort Gay a few days ago at the age of 83 years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett of the M. E. Church South of which church she had long been a faithful member. She is survived by her husband who is in his 87th year. Also by several sons and daughters and many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Among the daughters are Mrs. Monroe Ferguson, Mrs. C. B. Wellman, and Mrs. J. H. Wellman, of Louisa. Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of "Honest Johnnie" Frasher. She and her husband had lived happily together for more than 60 years. By industry and frugality they have from an humble beginning, accumulated quite an estate. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1917

TYREE, John
John Tyree was killed in the coal mines at Torchlight a few days ago by a fall of slate. His death was almost instantaneous. He was 20 years old and unmarried, and he and his father, Anderson Tyree, had been at work for the Torchlight company only half a day when the sad accident happened. The home is at Donithan this county and the body was taken there for burial. The young man is spoken of very highly by those who knew him and his death is deeply deplored. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

VANCE,
The three year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vance, of Prospect, near Ashland, fell into a tub of hot water last Tuesday morning and was so baldy scalded that she died Wednesday. The body was brought to Potter on Thursday where the funeral and burial took place conducted by Rev. M. A. Hay, of this city. Mrs. Vance was Miss Kathleen Saulsbury of Potter. Mr. Vance is a C & O fireman. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1917

WELLMAN, Mrs. Strother (Dick) (Welch)
The wife of Strother (Dick) Wellman died at her home near Fort Gay, WV on Wednesday of this week after a long illness. She was about 55 years of age, and was a sister of Peter Welch of this county. The body was taken to River, KY for interment. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1917

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BROWINING, Mrs. Kent
Mrs. Kent Browning, a resident of O??, WV, met death at about 6 o'clock Tuesday evening when she fell from the porch at her home. The Browning home is built on the side of the mountain, the porch being supported by stilts, giving a considerable distance to the ground. Mrs. Browning in falling struck on her head and shoulders and death was almost instantaneous. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1 917

CARTER, Mrs. John W.
Mrs. John W. Carter died at the home of her son, Charles, at Yatesville Tuesday night, after a long illness. She was about 75 years of age. Her husband died less than 2 years ago. She was the mother of Mrs. B. J. Chaffin, of Louisa, Mrs. Elkins, of Ashland, George J., Charles and Milt Carter. Mrs. Carter was an excellent woman and her death brings sorrow to the entire community. Her maiden name was Meek and she has a number of relatives in the county. The funeral took place yesterday, Mrs. Carter was a loyal member of the M. E. Church South. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1917

Yatesville--Died on the 11th, inst. Mrs. Cuzzie Carter, aged widow of the late John B. Carter. Her remains were interred in the old family burial ground at the old Carter homestead on Blaine. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1917

COPLEY, William Albert
William Albert Copley, Jr., son of W. A. Copley of Potter died on Christmas day in a Huntington hospital where he had undergone an operation. He had been in the hospital nine weeks and was a sufferer from an affliction of the lungs. He was 18 years of age and was the youngest son of the first marriage of Mr. Copley, who resided in Louisa before moving to his farm at Potter. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Julia Horn in Ashland on Wednesday was brought to the home at Potter station. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. M. Copley of Ashland and the burial followed in the family burial ground. Big Sandy News, Dec 28,1917

DIMMICK, George H., Sr.
George H. Dimmick, Sr., died last Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, T. E. Dimmick, in Huntington. He was 78 years old and for the past 6 years had been an invalid, due to several strokes of paralysis. the immediate cause of his death was asthma. Mr. Dimmick had been engaged in the oil business since 1860, except during the Civil War. He was a member of the First U. S. Volunteer Cavalry of New York. After the war he resumed his oil activities. He was born in Wisconsin and came to Eastern Kentucky in 1891 and opened the oil field on Beaver Creek in Floyd County. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1917

ELKINS, Junior Wayne
On Nov 24, the death angel visited the home of J.W. Elkins and claimed for its victim a darling little baby, Junior Wayne Elkins, aged 1 year 8 months and 21 days. If He who has the keys of death and all the unseen world sees fit to take your darling babe, let the words of our savior comfort your hearts in these sad hours, "'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." We laid the little one to rest in the home graveyard where a number of their friends are sleeping waiting for the general resurrection to come where there will be no more parting, pain nor death. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1917

HAMMOND, Mrs. Marion
Mrs. Marion Hammond died at her home near Jattie, this county, Tuesday. She was about 65 years of age and one of the best women in that community. Her husband and several grown children survive. Among these are Morton, Theodore and Will Hammond. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1917

HARDWICK, Lace
Lace, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Hardwick, of Wayne, WV died last Friday after a few days illness of scarlet fever. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1917

HUTCHISON, Doc
At an early hour Friday, Doc Hutchison of Kellogg, was caught between cars on the Kenova yards of the B & O and crushed to death. Hutchison was preparing to couple the cars, which were standing near a shifting engine. While he was occupied with the work a negro climbed into the engine cab and threw on the steam. The impact caught Hutchison between the cars. His left hand was severed and a blow in the chest near the heart crushed his life out. Hutchison, a member of a well known Wayne County family is survived by a wife and 4 children, and also his mother. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1917

MARCUM, Charles C.
Charles C. Marcum was born near Fallsburg in Lawrence County, KY Oct 11, 1892 and departed this life Nov 16, 1917 at the age of 25 years 1 month and 5 days. He had lately enlisted in the army and was a member of the 5th Company 2nd Battalion, 159 Dept. Brigade and was a Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, KY when he died. His father, Henry Marcum of Normal, KY received a letter bearing date Nov 17, 1917, from his commanding officer notifying him of his son's death and informing him that Charley became ill while in line of duty on Saturday, Nov 10 and was taken to the hospital where he was in care of the physicians of the camp and that he died at 6 p.m. Nov 16 from pneumonia. He further stated that Charley was an excellent soldier and was universally liked by his officers and fellow soldiers and his unfortunate death is a source of genuine sorrow to all of them. Charley's little sister, Georgia, received a letter from C. E. McWharter bearing the date Nov 18th. He was one of Charley's comrade stating that the entire company of Boyd County boys, as well as himself, extend their sympathy to her and father and mother in these hours of sadness. He say Charley died an honorable death and we hope that he is today enjoying greatest pleasures in a better world. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1917

MARCUM, Wade H. & MARCUM, John L. & MARCUM, William
DINGESS, Charley
Charles Dingess Kills Four Men Saturday
The dead:--Wade H. Marcum, father, John L. Marcum, son, William Marcum, son, Charley Dingess, a neighbor. Fatally injured: Mrs. Wade H. Marcum. Four persons were killed and one person fatally injured in a tragedy that occurred at Breeden, Mingo County last Saturday night.

News reached here to the effect that Wade H. Marcum and his two sons John L. Marcum and William Marcum were shot and killed by Charley Dingess, and that Mrs. Wade H. Marcum, wife and mother respectively, of the three slain men, received injuries from a bullet wound that will probably prove fatal. It seems that Dingess had had a quarrel with some of the members of the Marcum family some time prior to the day of the shooting and that while under the influence of liquor last Saturday evening he went to the home of the Marcum family and opened fire on them. The male members of the family were dropped one by one by the bullets from Dingess' weapon, while Mrs. Marcum was also felled by a shot. Although severely wounded by a bullet Mrs. Marcum had the presence of mind to seize a gun with which she shot and instantly killed Dingess.

The Marcums resided on a homestead which had been in the family since 1800, when the father of the senior slain man first settled there. The family was well known throughout southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, being pioneer residents of that section. Mrs. Ernest Gilmore, a daughter and sister of the 3 Marcums that were slain, is the wife of a prominent business man in Huntington. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1917

MARTIN, F. F.
Prestonsburg--F. F. Martin, ex-Sheriff and prominent farmer, died Thursday after a lingering illness of about 2 years. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1917

MOORE
Garrett--The little 6 year old girl of Ernest Moore, living in the east end of Garrett, was playing near the open fire last Friday when her clothing caught fire and was so badly burned before being rescued from the flames that death ensued that night. She was buried Saturday evening in the home graveyard near the residence, Rev. C. P. Neff of the M. E. church South performing the funeral rites. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1917

POWERS, James Pressly
Pikeville--After months of illness Mr. James Pressly Powers died at his home on Main Street, Saturday night. He had suffered for a long time and for several days it had been thought that the end was very near. He is survived by a widow, a brother, Sam and 2 sisters. Mr. Powers was 62 years of age, was brought up in Magoffin County , but had lived here about 18 years. A number of years ago he married Mrs. Kentucky Ferrell, whom he leaves to mourn his loss. He was Vice President of the First National Bank for several years before his death. Burial took place in the family cemetery on the hill. The funeral was held from the house and was attended by a large number of friends. A number of people from out of town attended the funeral, including Mrs. Sarah Murphy of Charleston, IL, Mr. Powers' sister, Mrs. O. P. Powers, and Mr. W. F. Ellis of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1917

PRESTON, Lafe
Ulysses--Lafe Preston, son of Mrs. T. B. Sansom of Henrietta, was killed by a falling tree while working in a timber job on John's Creek. He was brought back here and buried at his old home Nov 25. He was an industrious and good citizen and we very much regret his tragic passing to the great beyond. He is survived by his wife and several children, most of them grown, one being a son in Camp Taylor, who came home to attend his father's funeral. Also his aged mother and one brother, Frank Preston, and several sisters. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1917

RICE, James
Paintsville--At Ballott, this county, James Rice, aged 72, died suddenly of heart disease. He arose early that morning, ate a hearty breakfast and had gone to prepare some wood, which he was carrying to the house, on his shoulder. He is survived by 5 sons and 5 daughters. Burial took place at Oil Springs. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1917

SALMONS, Dick
Prestonsburg--Dick Salmons, who was shot by Garfield Wright, City Marshal at Beaver Creek, died Tuesday morning. Wright, who was shot by Salmons, is still in a critical condition. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1917

STONE, J. M.
J. M. Stone, who for many years resided at Catlettsburg, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lon Adams in Ashland. His demise was due to an illness of short duration. The deceased was well known and had many warm friends who are genuinely grieved by his departure from among them. The deceased was born 68 years ago at Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Stone was before marriage Miss Adelia McMillen. Two children were born to them. Charley, who died several years ago and Mrs. Adams with whom of late Mr. Stone has been making his home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Williams. Interment occurred in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. He was a brother of W. M. Stone, of this city. Independent. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1917

WARD,
Paintsville--The 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guff Ward died Thursday night of diphtheria. The little fellow had been suffering from a sore throat for several days, but his condition was not considered serious until a short time before his death. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1917

 

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